Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Jerry McNerney, Candidate for Congress

I don't think this picture needs too many words.


Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Mr Pombo, all you have done is awakened a giant, and you won't like the resolve of his awakening. Lets hope these words ring in your ears.

Tommy Bananas

10:48 AM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

Whoa, that's an awesome photo! Who's the photographer?

11:09 AM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arnt those Pombo's windmills from his ranch land?

4:27 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Anonymous are you emplying that Mr. Mc Nerney sells windmills to the Pombo family. Scott Peterson sold fertilizer to Lacy Petersons father Mr. Rocha. So what?

Tommy Bananas

5:09 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are the condor cuisinarts.

5:28 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

Anon –

Aides for Rep. Richard Pombo pressed federal officials last year to ease guidelines for California’s wind power industry without disclosing that his family had a financial stake in the industry, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Issued in 2003, the guidelines seek to reduce the number of birds killed by the spinning blades of power-producing turbines, such as those in the Altamont Pass east of Oakland and others near Palm Springs.

Pombo’s parents own a 300-acre ranch in the Altamont Pass and have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties from wind power turbines on their land over the last 17 years, the Los Angeles Times said. […]

The Pombo ranch, located within the 73-square-mile Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area that has about 5,000 wind turbines, is on a major migratory bird route. Several hundred raptors are killed in the region, including 40 to 60 golden eagles, prompting Fish and Wildlife Service officials to declare it a wildlife hazardous area.

The guidelines, though voluntary, mainly concern the use of environmental protections when new wind power facilities are being built or when older turbines are replaced with newer models.

Pombo’s aides wrote to Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton in October asking her to suspend the guidelines without mentioning his potential conflict of interest, the newspaper said.

But Pombo had an excuse (doesn’t he always).

The congressman, however, told the Times that he was unaware of the letter to Norton that bore his signature.

“There’s a lot of deals that I have to get involved with and this just wasn’t one of them,” Pombo said.

Wow. No wonder his supporters remain anonymous. They probably wear brown paper bags over their heads as they type.

10:05 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are the eagle executors.

6:19 PM, August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are the raptor razors.

6:24 PM, August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^those are pombo's staffers.


9:01 PM, August 23, 2006  

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