Thinking about Newt in Vegas is probably the most un-romantic thing anyone could ever conjure up on Valentine's Day -- THANKS A LOT JEFF ;( lol.
as per the article on this page ---
-- just as the rally was beginning, we got a call from Schumer's office; Senator Schumer announcing he will NOT vote for the pipeline and will stand firm with President Obama in rejecting the dirty Tar Sands project, and vote against this legislation. The rally which the above article mentioned turned, when this was announced, into a big "THANK YOU CHUCK" Valentine's love fest....making it clear to our senior US Senator that when he stands with us -- we will, gladly, and loudly -- stand with him. THANK YOU SENATOR SCHUMER.
Just to add that the NYC Tar Sands "Group" actually contains many more people than showed up here -- at least it pulls in many, many more people for its meetings and events. Several HUNDRED people showed up in October to march to the local Obama campaign office to urge him to stop the KXL Pipeline. Some ?40 people showed up last week at a strategy meeting -- and, together with other anti-Dinosaur fossil fuel and GHG groups (fracking) joined by the hundreds at United Methodist Church in Brooklyn for a screening of the great anti-fracking movie "Gasland". We are, simply, at the head of growing movement - which sees what's going on, simply, in front of our eyes. We are acting on behalf of the health of our world - it's not policits, it's not rhetoric. It's science and physics. What political leaders - Obama, Todd Stern, Stephan Halpern, and the rest - are doing vis/vis AGE and delaying global comitments on CO2 is not unlike allowing a genocide to occur and sit back, and watch and do nothing (even though we did that too in Rwanda). TarSandsAction is growing, and is part of a much bigger movement that is only going to grow BIGGER.
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