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By Nemo
#44456
way to ruin my day. fuck that guy. there's gotta be a way to do something about this...
By Surly
#44457
Based on the title, I expected this to be about another message board.Sucks, in a bad way. But if he didn't specifically repeal the language in the original law (assuming the reporter got the quote correct), doesn't his rider only limit further obligations? Like expanding funding?I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express and watch Law & Order reruns...

<small>[ November 30, 2005, 02:06 PM: Message edited by: Surly ]</small>
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By Smithhammer
#44458
Yup. But not surprising, given the bizarre history of dams in the Northwest. Censoring of any data that doesn't help the hydroelectric case has been going on for quite a while, and they really haven't even tried to keep it a secret. The most ironic part to me is that at the same time, these political hacks who feel they know enough to criticize the validity of scientific findings (even though they couldn't tell their ass from a hole in the ground), seem to not be interested at all in the many independent economic studies done which show that removing the 4 dams on the Snake River alone will create way more new jobs than the ones that would be terminated, and a massive influx of recreation dollars. That alone pretty much tells you where their paycheck is really coming from.Even according to the Army Corps of Engineers, the removal of the 4 Snake dams would create between 13,000 and 27,700 jobs immediately. and, with the recovery of Snake River salmon, could bring an influx of 2.6 billion annually. They also don't seem to feel it necessary to inform the public that the Snake dams will, for months at a time, only have one or two turbines in use (the Columbia dams, on average, turn 10 or more), nor that the Snake dams have negligible usefulness for irrigation storage, nor that they offer no flood control capability. Which pretty much only leaves one reason for keeping the dams left - so freight barges can go all the way to Lewiston, Id., a town already easily accesible by road. Of course they wouldn't want salmon accurately counted.
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By creeklover
#44459
How 'bout we vote him "cocksucker of the year" by the National Drakian Society....he can accept the award whe he accepts the "legislator of the year" by the National Hydropower Association. Politicians just plain suck....what gets me is they never visited the center or made one phone call....fucking typical.
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By FliesOnly
#44460
Walter Sobchak: Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
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By creeklover
#44462
Senator Craig: Billy, you know something. What is it? Billy: I scared, Senator Craig. Senator Craig: Bullshit! You ain't afraid a no sucky magazine and it's bulletin board.
n Billy: There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't your typical internet bulletin board! Image
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By Smithhammer
#44463
Here's Craig's website: http://craig.senate.gov/ and a sample letter that you can feel free to paraphrase:Dear Mr. Craig, Though I am currently residing elsewhere, I lived in the Pacific Northwest for years, and still feel a strong tie to the issues of the region. For this reason, because I don't want to simply be "written off" as someone unfamiliar with the regional issues you deal with, I am writing to give you my opinion on your abrupt gutting of the operating budget of the Fish Passage Center. Your motives are quite obvious, as is the source of the bulk of your campaign money. Please don't try to distort the real reasons for your decision-making with talk of "questionable science," when the fact is, you know virtually nothing about the methodology of science, other than the talking points that Northwest hydro provides you with.Let's be honest - the only science you are interested in is science which reinforces the agenda of your corporate backers. n You are not the least bit motivated in this decision by looking out for the welfare of the real people of Idaho. By the results of studies done by the Army Corps of Engineers (understandably conservative estimates), removal of the Snake River dams would generate between 13,000 and 27,700 jobs immediately. Independent, and highly credible, economic studies have shown that the recovery of the Snake River salmon populations could bring an influx of 2.6 billion annually in recreation and industry dollars.Is it really fair for you to deny these opportunities of the people you are paid to represent, simply to maintain archaic dams and an unnecessary waterway? To keep distorting the truth, using scare tactics to goad your constituents into believing that removal of dams and recovery of salmon would be an economic disaster? I ask you to look inside your soul, assuming you still have one, and it hasn't been bought and sold along with the rest of you, and act truthfully for a change. Thanks you for taking the time to read this.Sincerely,---------

<small>[ November 30, 2005, 03:26 PM: Message edited by: Smithhammer ]</small>
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By flyfisheraa573
#44464
How about this one.Dear Senator Cocksucker,I hope you burn in hell, with God watching!Sincerely,(That God bit may be a little too harsh, but the burning in hell was probably a bit light)
By Jed
#44466
Shit! I wanted to be Drakes cocksucker of the year but he beat me hands down. After reading the article I must step out of the running and vote for Craig.jed

<small>[ November 30, 2005, 07:09 PM: Message edited by: Jed ]</small>

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