Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Douche De Jour
That distinction belongs to Mary Nicols, chairperson of CARB (California Air Resources Board)
click to watch
Huh? Who's that? Why should I give a shit? And what the hell is she saying?
Let me try to briefly explain (bear with me)
Mary Nichols is a stinkhole attorney appointed by Arnold in 2007 to head CARB which directs the whole Air Resource Board (ARB)to write strict regulations on reducing Carbon Dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases for the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, aka AB 32 that he ordered.
She is a fruitloop greedyfuck granny trying to get stupid/costly regulations passed such as getting your tire pressure checked or risk being fined and going to jail.
Meanwhile, some oil spot named Hein Tran-who passed himself off, (no one checked), as a PHD from UC Davis, was promoted to head statitician, he writes a report saying that the emissions from diesel trucks were bad and killing people, then, based just on this report, a new regulation was written (not implemented yet) that states all existing trucks and trailers will be required to be retrofitted with devices that reduce air resistance.
(big money-imagine if you are a small business owner with 10 trucks in your fleet that all need to be retrofitted-how long could they stay in business in California?)
Anyway, come to find out, this Hein Tran, PHD from Davis, doesn't have a PHD from Davis, he made it up... what he does have, is a phony certificate that he bought for $1000 from some guy living in Israel who sells degrees online to supplement his lifestyle that includes buggering little boys - but,
Mary Nichols isn't concerned about Tran's fradulent credentials - she insists that the report he generated is fine and she stands by it, and will not vote to put it on hold.
Oh, and by the way, Tran still works at CARB-hes demoted, but still brings home a salary of nearly 100 grand, still has benefits, still incurring his pension-and all on our tax dollar.
Implementation of the law will cost small business in the state nearly $50,000
Implementation of the law will cost families about $3,800
When AB 32, is fully implemented, the average annual loss in gross state output from small businesses alone would be $182.6 billion, (10% loss in total gross state output)
That's about 1.1 million lost jobs in California.
So, in the video, a reporter is being aggressive in trying to get Mary to splain herself, and she gives the usual head up yer ass, bullshit answers so she can wiggle out of answering tough questions. And of course, the question is answered vaquely with her being on the defense (note how she rolls and closes her eyes, LOL)
The ARB is an appointed department (uh, appointed by Gov. Schnitzel) so we are at their mercy and are unable to vote them out.