Author Topic: Oregon Senate Closed by GOP Militia Over Climate Change Bill  (Read 43 times)

Offline Shiranu

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SALEM, Ore.—Law-enforcement officials closed the state Capitol on Saturday, following threats from militia groups that were made while a partisan showdown has halted all activity in the Oregon Senate.

“The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate president of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow,” read a text sent out to senators on Friday that was shared with The Wall Street Journal. “The Superintendent strongly recommends that no one come to the Capitol.”


Oregon State Police said Saturday they were monitoring threats and had closed the Capitol entirely.


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The bill, HB 2020, would make Oregon the second state in the country to set up a cap-and-trade system for all sectors of the economy. California was the first, after passing a similar bill in 2016. Democrats had scheduled a vote on the bill Thursday, but all 11 Republican senators fled the state. At least 20 senators must be present for a quorum, so Democrats need at least two Republicans present to hold a vote.


emocratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday deployed state police to search for the missing senators and bring them back to Salem for the vote.


The legislative session will end June 30, at which time all bills that haven’t been voted on will die. The governor said she is prepared to call a special session, to start July 2, if the Republicans don’t return this month. Republicans, meanwhile, say they won’t come back to the state unless the Democrats agree to major changes in the bill. They have argued that although there is a need for action on climate change, the bill in its current form would cripple manufacturing and other industries in the state.



A few things...


1. The bill is already heavily neutered and has very few restrictions on the lumber industry that are desperately needed to provide protection for Oregon's forests. This is not some ultra-progressive bill, it's a heavily compromised bill meant to appease Republicans... who still refuse to vote on it.



2. An Oregon GOP Senator literally stated that he would shoot any police who came to escort him back to his job and the Oregon GOP is openly celebrating the fact that a white supremacist militia has closed the state senate through threats of violence. All of this over, again, a heavily ham-stringed environmental protection bill.

If a Republican ever says they care about police lives again, I propose we are allowed to castrate them for the good of the nation.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Oregon Senate Closed by GOP Militia Over Climate Change Bill
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 04:47:24 PM »
Yikes!

Shades of BLM standoff in Nevada and subsequent standoff in Oregon.

Some Right folks are going to get lead poisoning.

I happen to agree, that Oregon, even more than California (Oregon is where people too crazy for California move to) should go full Communist.  They used to like communes in the 80s ...

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At least one state should be allowed to prove why AOC is complete psycho (but cute).  As a warning to the other 49.

Climate change is happening.  Happens all the time.  Happened before humans.  If you don't like human generated heat loss ... then die already.  You shouldn't have cars, housing, clothing or food .. because all of those activities generate waste heat.  In fact, such a PC is a waste of a human life.

PC people ... if you don't obey my dictatorship right now! ... we will all die!  Mostly from the PC screeching hysterically.  This is why sanitariums shouldn't have been closed in the 70s.
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Re: Oregon Senate Closed by GOP Militia Over Climate Change Bill
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
When Republicans talk about "compromise" they men "give us everything we demand."
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Offline Baruch

Re: Oregon Senate Closed by GOP Militia Over Climate Change Bill
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 06:55:01 PM »
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When Republicans talk about "compromise" they men "give us everything we demand."

That is a bipartisan position, Comrade Unbeliever.  Yes, we can stop anthropomorphic heat ... kill all humans (though all that activity will generate a short heat spike).  Lets start with Liberals, then recheck our progress before all humans are dead ;-)
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