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Polar Bears Against Sarah Palin

In the last few years, the American public has come to recognize that global warming is a very serious problem, and that human disregard for the environment, through actions like cutting down forests and burning fossil fuels, is responsible for the growing climate crisis. Even most Republicans have given up their denial and now admit that we have to make serious changes to our environment and energy policy to reduce the impact of the effects of global warming that are now upon us.

Not Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin wants to drag the Republican Party back into the past, and she wants to keep America running on the same old dirty fossil fuel economy that was developed back in the last century.

Sarah Palin still doesn’t admit that human beings are responsible in any way for global warming. She thinks that burning fossil fuels is just fine for the climate.

What’s more, Sarah Palin doesn’t even admit what’s happening in her own back yard, in Alaska. For the second year in a row, ice in the Arctic Ocean is reaching record low levels – a melt off of tremendous proportions that even global warming experts didn’t think would occur until the end of this century. Glaciers are disintegrating, and ice floes are disappearing at an historically unprecedented rate, causing sea levels to rise, and threatening human coastal communities…

…and polar bears. Polar bears hunt on the ice, and if they don’t have ice to hunt on, they don’t get enough to eat. Their hunger makes it more difficult for them to breed, and for adults to survive. Loss of weight among polar bears has been documented, and other arctic marine mammals, such as walrus and ringed seals are in serious trouble as well.

That’s why, after years of illegal delay, the Bush Administration was finally forced to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act earlier this year. However, as Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has filed suit in order to force the polar bear back off the list of threatened animals protected by the Endangered Species Act.

Sarah Palin insists that there isn’t any problem. Science contradicts Palin, but she doesn’t seem interested in what scientific experts have to say on the matter. Sarah Palin thinks that she knows better. That’s the same arrogant attitude of George W. Bush that has led America into disaster.

Sarah Palin denies the climate crisis affecting polar bears for the same reason George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have: Sarah Palin is in the pocket of Big Oil.

Big oil companies want to go drilling for oil in polar bear habitat. That offshore oil drilling would not bring us any gasoline for years, and would only save Americans a few pennies at the pump, but the oil corporations would make huge profits from the additional drilling.

Sarah Palin thinks that what’s good for big oil is good for America. We have seen under George W. Bush that Palin’s idea of what’s good for America is just plain wrong.

The problems that are placing polar bears in danger are the same problems that place Americans, and people around the world in danger. Already, there are wars being fought, such as the conflict in Darfur, because of climate change. Already the American Southwest is dealing with droughts, the American West is facing wildfires on a scale that has never been seen before. Our fisheries are dwindling, our natural resources are endangered.

polar bears against sarah palinThe climate crisis has begun, and Sarah Palin is not qualified to deal with it. Yet, as a Vice President under the most elderly President in American history, the chances are very good that Sarah Palin would become President herself.

She just isn’t up to the job. The problem with Palin isn’t just inexperience. Sarah Palin also has demonstrated that she is willing to put oil company profits above the good of the American people. Our nation has suffered eight years under that style of failed leadership. We cannot repeat that mistake. Sarah Palin must not become Vice President.

We’re in the same boat with the polar bears. We will suffer the same neglect under Sarah Palin that the polar bears will suffer. As animals, polar bears don’t have a political voice. So, it’s up to us for to speak for the polar bears. That’s why we’re created this t-shirt for the 2008 election: Polar bears against Palin. (Made in the USA, no sweatshop labor involved)

11 comments to Polar Bears Against Sarah Palin

  • Sam

    Man is not solely responsible for global warming. They are a small part of it. Our current global warming is natural cyclical occurance. You can believe what you want…but the average person sees that preety clearly. Polar Bears and all…

  • Jim

    You keep saying that, Sam, and you never offer a scintilla of sourced evidence to back it up. Give me the sourced document that definitively proves that “our current global warming is natural cyclical occurrance.”

  • Tom

    Sam may be a hired troll of the oil companies advocating the Republican point of view – deny reality and only believe what we tell you.

    i won’t be putting much stock in Sam’s responses henceforth (unless he comes around to reality based comments).

  • Sam

    What…YOUR reality base?

    Sourced document? How about physical history. The Roman Empire had hundreds of Sea ports around the empire. Only a handfull are still near the water today. The rest are miles from the waters edge. The waters receeded 1000+ years ago. Now, those waters are returning towards those same port locations. Geologists are finding that the area has cyclical rising and lowering of sea levels thru the hundreds of centuries. Hence the physical proof.

    But being “green” has now become big money…. promoting the hesteria is key to keeping power (Gore), promoting a green lifestyle (Discovery’s Green Planet Network) and the maufactures of green shopping bags, Hybrid cars, getting more shoppers in to stores (Wal-Mart green center stores) so on and so forth. IIt’s now all big money and has nothing to do with “saving the planet” and guys like Tom and The Green Man eat this shit up…

  • Jim

    Give me the sourced document that definitively proves that “our current global warming is natural cyclical occurrance.”

  • Sam

    It’s in the same folder that says man is the SOLE cause of glabal warming….

  • Jim

    Not letting you off the hook.

    Give me the sourced document that definitively proves that “our current global warming is natural cyclical occurrance.”

  • See, Sam doesn’t have any scientific evidence in this case. He’s of the same position as Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin: Who needs science when you have the church and the big oil companies telling you what to think?

  • Ralph

    Conservatives have their heads in the sand about one of the biggest threats facing America. Let them.

    Evolution didn’t happen, tobacco smoking doesn’t cause cancer, Saddam had WMD, blah blah quack quack.

    Keep it up, conservatives! You’re looking dumber and dumber as Americans clue in.

  • Tom

    On another front:
    (from Sept. 2nd)

    Court: US can block mad cow testing
    By MATT APUZZO – 4 days ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease, a federal appeals court said Friday.

    The dispute pits the Agriculture Department, which tests about 1 percent of cows for the potentially deadly disease, against a Kansas meat packer that wants to test all its animals.

    Larger meat packers opposed such testing. If Creekstone Farms Premium Beef began advertising that its cows have all been tested, other companies fear they too will have to conduct the expensive tests.

    The Bush administration says the low level of testing reflects the rareness of the disease. Mad cow disease has been linked to more than 150 human deaths worldwide, mostly in Great Britain. Only three cases have been reported in the U.S., all involving cows, not humans.

    A federal judge ruled last year that Creekstone must be allowed to conduct the test because the Agriculture Department can only regulate disease “treatment.” Since there is no cure for mad cow disease and the test is performed on dead animals, the judge ruled, the test is not a treatment.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned that ruling, saying diagnosis can be considered part of treatment.

    “And we owe USDA a considerable degree of deference in its interpretation of the term,” Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson wrote.

    The case was sent back to the district court, where Creekstone can make other arguments.

  • Naturelover

    I guess we should all wait around to see what happens when the icebergs all melt just like we have waited on finding an alternative or alternatives on energy! We must all have are heads in the sand! Who ever said that humans had the right to make species extinct? All us humans left and right need to get with the program and save this earth time is ticking. By the way C02 has to go some where does it not? People create tons of C02 just eating meat alone. Something to ponder.

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