Political Challenger Cynthia Nixon: New York Governor Cuomo is Not Green Enough

Left: Cynthia Nixon. Right: Governor Cuomo of New York.
Left: Cynthia Nixon. By Yahoo from Sunnyvale, California, USA – Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner Reception Pre-Party, CC BY 2.0, Link. Right: Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. By Andrew Cuomo by Diana Robinson.jpg: Diana Robinsonderivative work: 12anonymoususer34Andrew Cuomo by Diana Robinson.jpg, CC BY 2.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

If you thought New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was a hardline green, wait until you see the alternative; Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon is running to become the next Governor of New York, on the basis that Governor Cuomo is too soft on climate issues.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is running to become the next governor of New York, and on Friday, she unveiled an aggressive climate change plan for the state.

Since announcing her candidacy, Nixon has loudly criticized the current governor’s inaction on climate change and his soft spot for pipelines.

Eight years ago, I voted for Andrew Cuomo because I believed he was a real Democrat,” her website reads.

“Our state could be a place where every single New Yorker has what we need to thrive, if only we could stop our governor from selling New York off to the highest bidder.”

Nixon thinks she can do better. Her recently published “Agenda for a Clean Energy Economy and Climate Justice” lays out a bold plan to transition the state to 100 percent renewable energy by no later than 2050.

In comparison, Governor Cuomo has only committed to 50 percent renewables by 2030. And, as Nixon points out in her new plan, “Governor Cuomo only has a plan for the electricity sector when most of the emissions in New York come from buildings and transportation.”

Read more: https://www.sciencealert.com/sex-and-the-city-cynthia-nixon-aggressive-climate-change-plan-new-york-state

The following from Cynthia’s Agenda for a Clean Energy Economy caught my attention;

Estimates say that making the investment necessary to reach 100% renewable energy could generate over a 100,000 new jobs every year through building solar panels and wind turbines, retrofitting houses and other buildings, and revamping our outdated transit systems. This bill has passed in the Assembly twice, and garnered bipartisan support in the Senate, and simply needs strong visionary leadership to shepherd it through the legislature to get it passed.

Reject All New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure. While the extraction of fracked gas has been banned in New York, our current leadership believes that fracked gas is a “bridge” to a renewable future. Yet the science is clear. Investing in new fracked gas infrastructure locks us into decades more emissions we cannot afford, and poses serious health risks for surrounding communities. We must immediately end investment in any new fossil fuel plants and pipelines and refocus efforts and funding toward renewable energy.

Hold Corporate Polluters Accountable & Make Them Pay. Our state and local communities are already spending critical tax dollars addressing the negative impacts of climate change. Every time the fossil fuel industry pumps a ton of carbon dioxide or methane into our air, a New Yorker pays the price, whether it’s an asthma attack or another superstorm Sandy. As we learned with the tobacco industry, until we start holding corporate polluters responsible for their actions, we will see very little change in their behavior.

As Governor, I will work with the State legislature to make corporate polluters pay for the damage their causing to our communities and our planet. This would generate billions of dollars to invest in building renewable energy, protecting communities at the front lines of climate change, supporting workers transitioning into the new energy economy, and giving rebates to low and middle-income New Yorkers to save them money on their energy bills. It’s a bold, common-sense policy, that others states are already exploring. New York should be the leader in getting it done.

Read more: Agenda for a Clean Energy Economy and Climate Justice

Frankly I’m disappointed Cynthia doesn’t cut to the chase, and promise to immediately stop all fossil fuel use in New York State.

Instead of employing hundreds of thousands of people to build solar panels over a period of time, Cynthia could take advantage of the temporary cessation of normal economic activity in New York to employ millions of people to get all her solar panels installed in just a few weeks.

The temporarily unemployed bankers and executives whose reckless rent seeking greed helped build the green movement could get their hands dirty for once, by helping out with constructing Cynthia’s solar panels and wind turbines.

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April 26, 2018 1:27 am

Sometimes I think the only way to get some sense into the current discussions is to switch off fossil fuels for a week.

Reply to  StephenP
April 26, 2018 1:46 am

“Political Challenger Cynthia Nixon: New York Governor Cuomo is Not Green Enough”
aka: “Climate Bimbo wants to replace Climate Mimbo.”
Where do they find these imbeciles?
Cheap, abundant, reliable energy is the lifeblood of society – it IS that simple.
Most politicians are too uneducated to even opine on energy, let alone set energy policy.
Witness the energy idiocy of recent politicians in Western Europe, Britain, Canada, the USA, and Australia. These imbeciles have squandered tens of trillions of dollars of scarce global resources on costly, intermittent green energy schemes that are not green and produce little useful (dispatchable) energy, all to save use from imaginary catastrophic global warming – all in a (probably) cooling world.
Fully 85% of global primary energy is still generated from fossil fuels – oil, natural gas and coal. The remainder is largely generated from nuclear and hydro. Hardly any useful energy is generated from green sources, despite tens of trillions in wasted subsidies – enough money to buy too many corrupt politicians, civil servants and academics.
Anti fossil fuels, anti pipelines, anti fracking, anti oilsands, pro green energy, etc. etc. – these scams are all promoted by the same people, all deliberately harming our economies while wrapping themselves in the cloak of phony environmentalism.
These people are not pro-environment – many of their programs such as clear-cutting of tropical rainforests to grow biofuels, draining the Ogallala aquifer to grow corn for fuel ethanol, clear-cutting eastern US forests to provide wood pellets for British power plants, erecting huge wind power towers to slice up birds and bats, etc are ALL anti-environmental.
Their successful efforts to delay and ban fracking of petroleum-rich shales have caused great harm in Britain, continental Europe , and have hampered growth in Canada and the USA. Their successful efforts to shut-in the oilsands through anti-pipeline lies have cost Canada tens of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs.
By driving up the cost of energy and causing instability in electrical grids they have increased winter mortality and cost lives. Even greater loss of life has been caused in developing countries, where the installation of reliable fossil-fueled energy has been displaced by insistence on intermittent, near-worthless wind and solar power schemes.
Perhaps the greatest cost and loss-of-life has been due to the gross misallocation of global resources, where obvious first priorities such as clean water and sanitation systems, the fight against malaria, and the fight against world hunger have been displaced due to excessive spending on green energy follies.
These are crimes against humanity – they should be prosecuted and the scoundrels and imbeciles who promoted this nonsense should go to jail.

April 26, 2018 3:56 am

Does the picture of this brainless babe seem to you that she may typify someone who has been “gobsmacked” by scant visions of the face first collision with reality that she is cruising toward?. Well, wake up little susie.
And, by the way, “creating” jobs by doing things that result in creating additional cost for the things that are being produced is dumber than dirt. Perhaps she is a Keynesian economist, do you reckon?

Bryan A
April 26, 2018 12:31 pm

Sex in the City…
Perhaps she is imagining running N.Y – N.Y by the energy derived from Sex in the city

Walter Sobchak
April 26, 2018 12:46 pm

And that is why you want the people of New York to elect her and allow her to implement her ideas.
Experience is the only school that men will attend and learn at.

Samuel C Cogar
April 27, 2018 5:43 am

Her (Cynthia Nixon) recently published “Agenda for a Clean Energy Economy and Climate Justice” lays out a bold plan to transition the state to 100 percent renewable energy by no later than 2050.

At the rate things have been happening, I am 100% sure that Nixon’s “bold plan” can be fully implemented by 2050.
By then, 2050, 100% of all manufacturing and infrastructure construction jobs will have vacated New York State and ONLY government buildings and residential dwellings will have need of electricity.
The once great “manufacturing corridor” stretching from Albany to Buffalo has slowly been becoming “a thing of the past”, …. the result of succumbing to “government cancers”,…… and there is no way it can be revitalized.

April 27, 2018 9:27 am

Allan : Do YOU THINK it would be possible to take out a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
AGAINST all these “Catastrophic Global Warming Proponents” and THE IPCC
IF the World becomes radically COLDER and NOT WARMER then that MAY provide a good
basis for a legal action., With the SUN about to enter a phase of less activity IT MAY WELL
BECOME COOLER if not COLD , but would that let them off the hook on their
Carbon Dioxide claims ?
I’d LOVE to see them trying to DEFEND THEIR ‘UNSCIENTIFIC’ CONSENSUS in Court !
Regards , Trevor.

April 27, 2018 2:15 pm

Trevor wrote:
“Allan : Do YOU THINK it would be possible to take out a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?”
Trevor please see:
Rude Tom wrote:
“Great! So what are you waiting for getting Steyer, Hewlett and Packard Foundations and other Betty Moore Foundation, Tides based in San Francisco, Soros Open Societies Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers etc… behind bars? They are all U.S. entities no? Clean your own house before starting WW3!”
For once, Tom, we agree. The funders of phony green activists have done great harm to America, Canada and other countries and they belong in jail.
At a minimum, it is time for class action lawsuits based in civil RICO statutes, etc. against these funders and their minions.
Back in 2014 I wrote that Civil RICO lawsuits were going to be launched against warmist fraudsters. That has now happened, although I am not sure that the one lawsuit I know of is being well-managed.
I suggest that these very large organizations have clearly lost their way, both intellectually and ethically.
Nobody within these organizations seems to have asked the obvious question: “What if we are wrong about global warming alarmism?”
Which they are…
Here is my post from 2014 re Civil RICO.
Phil – please see my post of September 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm
I suggest that someone is going to sue these warmist fraudsters in the USA, probably using the civil RICO statutes.
Watch for it…
Best, Allan

April 27, 2018 3:02 pm

More info for Trevor:
Another of my predictions proves true – this one from 2013::
On Accountability:
I wrote this to a friend in the USA one year ago:
I am an engineer, not a lawyer, but to be clear I was thinking of a class action (or similar) lawsuit, rather than an individual lawsuit from yourself or anyone else.
I suggest that there have been many parties that have been damaged by global warming alarmism. Perhaps the most notable are people who have been forced to pay excessive rates for electricity due to CO2-mandated wind and solar power schemes. Would the people of California qualify? Any other states? I suggest the people of Great Britain, Germany and possibly even Ontario would qualify, but the USA is where this lawsuit would do the most good.
There is an interesting field of US law that employs the RICO (anti-racketeering) statutes to provide treble (triple) damages in civil cases. That might be a suitable approach,
Despite congressional attempts to limit the scope of civil RICO, only one major area of law has been removed from the RICO Act. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C.A. § 77 et seq.) eliminated liability for RICO claims based on securities Fraud, unless the defendant has already been criminally convicted of securities fraud. The act thus removed the threat of treble (triple) damages in such cases. Congress concluded that federal securities laws generally provide adequate remedies for victims of securities fraud. Therefore, it was unnecessary and unfair to expose defendants in securities cases to the threat of treble damages and other extraordinary remedies provided by the RICO Act.
Critics of the RICO Act applaud this congressional action but argue that the same reasoning can and should be applied to other areas of Civil Law. These critics maintain that the act’s broad scope has given plaintiffs an unfair advantage in civil litigation.
One criticism of civil RICO is that no criminal convictions are necessary to win a civil case under the act. The plaintiff need only show, by a Preponderance of Evidence, that it is more likely than not that the ongoing criminal enterprise occurred. As a result RICO has been used in all types of civil cases to allege wrongdoing. By contrast, a criminal RICO case must be proved Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
In addition, the judge and jury in a criminal RICO case are prohibited from drawing an adverse inference from a defendant’s invocation of the Fifth Amendment Privilege against Self-Incrimination. No such ban exists, however, in a civil RICO case. Critics contend that it is unfair for a party in a civil RICO case who has concerns about potential criminal liability to be forced to waive his or her Fifth Amendment privilege in order to mount an effective defense in the civil action. Once testimony is given in the civil case, the party has effectively waived the privilege against Self-Incrimination, and the testimony may be used in a subsequent criminal prosecution. Critics contend that the RICO Act should be amended to stay (delay) a civil RICO proceeding until a criminal RICO proceeding has been concluded.
The critics of civil RICO also believe that its use has given plaintiffs an unfair tool that often serves to coerce a party to settle out of fear of a treble damages award. These critics believe that no civil RICO action should be allowed unless the party has been convicted under criminal RICO.
[end of excerpt]
I suggest the Climategate emails could provide the necessary evidence of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the public, through fraudulent misallocation of government-funded research monies, and wind and solar power schemes that were forced upon consumers and which were utterly incapable of providing significant or economic new energy to the electric power grid.
Your thoughts?
Regards, Allan
Phil – please see my post of September 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm
I suggest that someone is going to sue these warmist fraudsters in the USA, probably using the civil RICO statutes.
Watch for it…
Best, Allan

Reply to  StephenP
April 26, 2018 2:07 am

& add any use of plastics to the mix – so no cars, supermarkets, etc., etc.
I guess it will be back to the caves!

Reply to  tomwys1
April 26, 2018 7:00 am

Only for the poloi, the masters (such as herself) will continue to live lives of luxury, since somebody has to be in charge.

Bryan A
Reply to  tomwys1
April 26, 2018 12:29 pm

Don’t forget about closing ALL New York state Airports as they also run on Fossil Fuel (Avgas doesn’t grow on trees). And Electrification of EVERY sector of Transportation within the state.
Last time I ran the numbers it turned out that one city, N.Y. – N.Y. (Manhattan Island) to become 100% electric for every sector and supply energy to replenish nighttime battery storage, would require an area roughly the size of Connecticut to be covered in Solar Panels

Dr Deanster
Reply to  tomwys1
April 26, 2018 1:33 pm

Mark ….. AMEN!! I can’t support the green oligarchy …. until they come down and enjoy the fruits of their nuttiness.

Reply to  StephenP
April 26, 2018 6:59 am

Cynthia Nixon would help you throw that switch.

Reply to  StephenP
April 26, 2018 10:34 am

Agreed. Shut down ALL petroleum and fossil fuel operations and products. However … you do know that the elites … like this B-movie/TV Star will cheat … and remain cozy in their gated mansions. The little people will suffer. However, since the little people VOTE these science/technological-ignoramuses … perhaps they DO need to feel the pain … and learn the lesson.

Reply to  StephenP
April 26, 2018 10:43 am

For good measure include a shut down of nukes. Let them eat renewables.

Dr Deanster
Reply to  Taphonomic
April 26, 2018 1:35 pm

For the optimum effect, cut off all imports of energy from outside the state. Then will see how self sufficient they are.

Warren Blair
April 26, 2018 1:51 am

Pol Pot’s underlings murdered each other in a deadly game of one-upmanship .
The last man standing got the ‘power’.
Too funny this green socialist power play.
There’ll always be someone with a more radical ‘platform’ on which they believe they can beat the last guy.
The left eh!

Reply to  Warren Blair
April 26, 2018 2:07 am

“There’ll always be someone with a more radical ‘platform’ on which they believe they can beat the last guy.”
Very true, you might think that the successive fates of Danton and Robespierre might give people a reason to pause for thought .

Reply to  mikewaite
April 26, 2018 6:18 am

They don’t have those

Reply to  mikewaite
April 26, 2018 7:01 am

It’s highly unlikely that any of them are educated enough to even know who those people are.
As for the rest, they are convinced that they are smart enough to avoid such fates.

Reply to  mikewaite
April 26, 2018 10:14 am

Mike, you are assuming that any of these political hacks have studied real history. The sad joke is that one of them will be elected governor of New York state. I have to laugh when I see the NY state’s advertising promising ten years with lower taxes if you move you business to New York.

Reply to  mikewaite
April 26, 2018 2:36 pm

For a certain definition of “lower”.

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 26, 2018 1:53 am

If you want to write a death warrant for New York city, this is how you do it.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
April 26, 2018 2:29 am

Actually it is easier for the right wing to win when lefties go so left they fall off the middle ground voter base.
I think nothing less than a full stop to all fossils before 2030 is denialism. Yes you can!

April 26, 2018 2:39 am

Rich, pretty…ish and dumber than a bag full of nails. Another washed up, boob tucked, face lifted, gut sucked D lister believing the average American joe gives a #### what she thinks.

F. Leghorn
Reply to  Craig
April 26, 2018 2:51 am

Her fans love her. Well, one more than the other.

Reply to  Craig
April 26, 2018 4:17 am

Her girlfriend wears the pants. And the tie.

old white guy
April 26, 2018 3:00 am

Cynthia is just one more in a long line of people who’s intellect is unable to understand that socialism in all it’s forms is destructive. Unfortunately much like Venezuela people rarely wake up until all is lost.

Reply to  old white guy
April 26, 2018 5:39 am

Just call her Nixon.
(I don’t know why, but it appears Trump is Trump and Hillary is Hillary, while calling Hillary a clinton should serve her well)

Brian Adams
Reply to  Hugs
April 26, 2018 11:47 pm

POTUS used to be called “The Donald”. Remember Garry Trudeau? (Wait, what? He’s still alive, waiting for civilization to collapse after Billary lost?)

Bruce Cobb
April 26, 2018 3:48 am

Every time the Climate Change Industry spews their noxious lies over the airwaves, polluting the minds of the weak-minded and gullible, society, America, and freedom itself pays the price.

April 26, 2018 4:06 am

Nixon favors pot legalization (I love writing that) Cuomo not so much. Trump also has plans.

April 26, 2018 4:12 am

“Our state could be a place where every single New Yorker has what we need to thrive, if only we could stop our governor from selling New York off to the highest bidder.”
Her plan is to sell off to the lowest bidder? That means she is getting below market value. She needs help with economics.

Tom in Florida
April 26, 2018 4:33 am

She apparently unaware of the implications of the new federal tax law limiting the SALT deductions for high tax states like NY. When those people start to leave they will be taking their state tax dollars with them.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
April 26, 2018 6:43 am

And ruining the other states to which they transfer. The Californians and New Yorkers have already ruined Denver and Colorado, and they will eventually ruin all the coastal States, and beautiful inland mountain States that have nice weather. It’s sickening.
And what is the deal with homosexuals nearly always being Marxists? I have said on a few occasions to my gay co workers.. Defining yourself by your sexual preference diminishes your true value as an individual. And also, no one who has any semblance of intelligence could care about who you sleep with. Sheesh
How ironic the folks raging about individualism, inclusiveness, diversity happen to be the least individualistic, least inclusive, and least diverse? It’s embarrassing to share the same DNA as those folks. By the way, steer clear of Boulder if you ever pass through. Beautiful area but it’s a poster child for that type of insanity

Reply to  honestliberty
April 26, 2018 1:41 pm

It is heartbreaking; I’m being genuine. I find it heartbreaking how group think operates. I recognize these people mean well, many are amazing humans, but have been woefully mislead. They have eaten poisoned fruit but keep going back after they Purge, if you will. It is because of fear. They have accepted the conditioning to fear their individual power, so they hide behind the group identity because it is more comfortable and perceived to be secure. That comfort however, is fleeting and not secure, as we’ve seen how they consume apostates. I wonder if that’s why they more than not, Fawn over Islam.

April 26, 2018 4:50 am

So there is still such a thing as a dumb blonde.

Reply to  DaveS
April 26, 2018 7:03 am

Is she really blonde? Perhaps the bleaching chemicals rotted her brain?

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  MarkW
April 26, 2018 7:29 am

Bleach-bit ? 8;>)

Ewin Barnett
April 26, 2018 5:04 am

The jobs will come from building blacksmith shops, but alas the quaint forge will be banned for its pollution and dependence upon coal. Lots of jobs in the field of cleaning public streets of horse manure.

Reply to  Ewin Barnett
April 26, 2018 6:13 am

“The jobs will come from building blacksmith shops”
Lol! That one made me laugh. 🙂

April 26, 2018 5:23 am

I’d look forward to seeing the Teamsters driving draft horses through the streets of New York, and finding ways to dispose of horse manure and dead horses. That would be awesome, especially if she stepped in some of it.

April 26, 2018 5:28 am

Didn’t realize CO2 and methane causes asthma. Let’s run that one by the nearest pulmonologist.

April 26, 2018 5:45 am

Cynthia Nixon is trying for some combination of Paul Ehrlch and Pol Pot.

4 Eyes
April 26, 2018 5:47 am

Another rich socialist who won’t notice the huge rise in electricity prices.

April 26, 2018 5:47 am

It is a terrible time for New Yorkers when Cuomo is the better alternative to any other candidate. I weep for my state.

Reply to  rogercaiazza
April 27, 2018 8:03 pm

Same here. I never thought I’d be enthusiastically voting for the ethically-challenged Cuomo in the upcoming primary.

April 26, 2018 6:06 am

From the article: “As Governor, I will work with the State legislature to make corporate polluters pay for the damage their causing to our communities and our planet.”
It should be “they’re (they are).

Reply to  TA
April 26, 2018 6:26 am

It seems that there is an abundance of people from the film,acting music &allied industrieswho wish to promote& control the agw/green propaganda.i am puzzled as to why this is so .Is it a personalitydisorder type of some kind that is attracted to these ideas ?

Reply to  kendo2016
April 26, 2018 7:00 am

If you really spend time putting together the pieces, that culture creation industry is saturated with satanists. I’ve of the four pillars is eugenics. The others are self preservation at all costs, man is just another animal, but at the core is moral relativism. Truth is what the individual makes it, so they can justify any behavior out any worldview.
Many people diminish the influence of that religion in the culture creation industry, but once you know the symbology, beliefs, intents, and methods, you will not be able to unsee it. It’s literally saturated. The people are just followers like every other religion

Jeff L
Reply to  kendo2016
April 26, 2018 11:10 am

These folks make a living at doing “make believe “. I think they generally live in a fantasy world all the time, acting or not. I think it is what drew them to the field. As such , they can pretend the world is anything they like , totally ignoring history & data, which can be so inconvenient

April 26, 2018 6:17 am

From the article: “As we learned with the tobacco industry, until we start holding corporate polluters responsible for their actions, we will see very little change in their behavior.”
CO2 is not a pollutant. It is an essential ingredient for life on Earth.

Thomas Homer
Reply to  TA
April 26, 2018 8:29 am

CO2 is integral to the Carbon Cycle of Life.
CO2 feeds life.
Life consumes CO2.
Carbon based life forms require Carbon.
CO2 is the base of the food chain.
Given the above, I should think that any argument in favor of restricting atmospheric CO2 must be sound and compelling, and backed by irrefutable science.

April 26, 2018 6:58 am

Part of me hopes she wins. So that New York can serve as the US’s South Australia.

Reply to  MarkW
April 26, 2018 7:50 am

Only if we can wall off their state, so that the locusts can’t escape and spread their disaster to other states.

Paul Linsay
April 26, 2018 7:00 am

Someone should demand that all seven (or however many mansions she has) should be immedately converted to all solar and wind and completely disconnected from the grid. Should be fun to hear how that goes in NYC and the Hamptons.

April 26, 2018 7:06 am

try building a solar cell or a wind turbine w/o oil.
love to see them start hunting whales to get bearing lubrication for turbines…..

April 26, 2018 7:11 am

Please let it happen… NYC needs to get over themselves in a big way, this would help immensely in that regard.

Chad Jessup
April 26, 2018 7:28 am

Too bad the State of New York couldn’t go 100% green immediately. That’s so the rest of California could see the stupidity of the idea.

CD in Wisconsin
April 26, 2018 7:28 am

“…….Estimates say that making the investment necessary to reach 100% renewable energy could generate over a 100,000 new jobs every year through building solar panels and wind turbines,……”
If the linked article above is correct, only somewhere between 12.5-17% of solar panels sold in the U.S. are made here (market share column in the article). That suggests to me that the majority of Ms. Nixon’s new jobs in the solar panel industry will probably be created outside the U.S. if solar panel sales would rise under her plan…..unless of course some portion of her plan requires buyers to purchase American made panels. And some of the U.S. based solar companies actually make their panels overseas (Mexico, Philippines, East Asia, etc.). I didn’t even look at wind turbines.
And then their is the dirty little secret of the toxic waste solar panels leave behind during manufacturing and at the end of their useful lives:
I guess this is what happens when someone is so brainwashed by what they believe that they don’t bother looking at the other side of the coin, the downside of it. And I won’t even bother getting into the poor physics of solar energy which is its low energy density. Ignorance is not always bliss.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
April 26, 2018 7:44 am

Oops, “And then there is the dirty little secret….”

Joel O’Bryan
April 26, 2018 7:44 am

I Fully support the Democrats push to openly go Full Watermelon. No more hiding in the closest soft socialism that only comes when they think the cameras and recorders are off.
Let their Lenin-Mao hearts be free!!
For everyone to see!!

April 26, 2018 7:56 am

>> Reaching 100% renewable energy.
While China builds another 500 coal fired power stations……

April 26, 2018 8:04 am

All businesses in New York State should start the relocation process. They also should de-emphasize New York as a market to reduce dependency on any income from there.

Lee L
April 26, 2018 8:07 am

“Instead of employing hundreds of thousands of people to build solar panels over a period of time …”
It actually should read ‘..hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Indian people to build solar panels over a period of time …’
Gee I wonder how the Chinese got their hands on all those dollars they are spreading around the world?

April 26, 2018 8:08 am

Cynthia Nixon,
Please do your homework. Study the technical and economic realities of what you are saying before saying anymore. You seem to have fallen short in your research efforts that back your vision.
It’s not enough to be intrigued by a fantasy. You have to face reality, and reach a compromise. I say this in lieu of calling you bad names.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
April 26, 2018 10:34 am

Leftists tend to have 2 outstanding personality traits:
1. Attraction to magic ideas, such as anything that seems to promise “fairness”, “equality”, “equity”, “diversity”, “socialism”, “community ownership of the tools of production”, etc.; and
2. An inability to subject magic ideas to critical analysis.
Combined with youth and ignorance of economics and history, these traits give us the snowflake/Libtard/Antifa/Marxist/communist/postmodernist crowd.

Reply to  Al
April 26, 2018 1:49 pm

I like how Jordan Peterson made the distinction, and I’m sure others:
They want equality of outcome, rather than outcome of opportunity
History is replete with the consequence of equality of outcome, and it equals destruction

Reply to  Al
April 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Ugh, equality of opportunity. Daggum Android

Reply to  Al
April 26, 2018 7:23 pm

Which one, Data or Lor?

Phillip Bratby
April 26, 2018 8:17 am

These people are a danger to society. They have no understanding of reality.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
April 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Exactly right. They live in an alternate universe.

April 26, 2018 8:48 am

So another failure of an actor wants to be governor and ruin a state, didn’t California try that already………

Reasonable Skeptic
April 26, 2018 9:39 am

Nixon is obviously brilliant. She can employ 100,000 people to do what 100 do now and cut costs.

April 26, 2018 11:16 am

I have a vision to increase employment opportunities: I want to hire four people to cut an apple into four slices at every restaurant where apples are offered as an alternative to potato chips. The first person cuts the apple in half, passes it to the second person who cuts one of the halves in half, while passing the second half to the third person who cuts THAT half in half again, who then passes all of it to a fourth person who organizes the fourths into an aesthetically pleasing arrangement, who then passes it to the sandwich-making team, who follow a similar procedure to get the sandwich part done.
Of course, the sandwich and apples will cost quite a bit more, because we have to have a way to pay all those sandwich-shop employees, but, hey, this is not an unrealistic expectation for most people to pay the higher price is it? I mean, look at all the employment opportunities that we have created !
Other businesses can follow suit, raising the prices of EVERYTHING to astronomical levels, all for the super great cause of increasing employment opportunities.
Thank you, Cynthia Nixon, for your inspiration !!

Joel Snider
April 26, 2018 12:15 pm

That’s another common chorus – no matter what they do, ‘it’s just a beginning, just a bare beginning.”
A constant game of Holier-than-thou one-ups-manship.
You can practically FEEL them tingling with warm-fuzzies.

April 26, 2018 12:42 pm

That babe needs to be fossil shamed!

Richard Stot
April 26, 2018 1:34 pm

Cynthia should stick to something she understands – like acting.

April 26, 2018 1:41 pm

“…renewable energy could generate over a 100,000 new jobs every year…” Talk about grandiose claims.

April 26, 2018 3:03 pm

Yes, by all means, go full greentard. Hit the wall running at full speed. It’ll be less painful in the long run.
Also, job creation via mandated inefficiency is not a winning economic move.

April 26, 2018 6:14 pm

‘Estimates say’
Estimates can talk?
‘lays out a bold plan to transition the state to 100 percent renewable energy by no later than 2050.
In comparison, Governor Cuomo has only committed to 50 percent renewables by 2030.’
Uhh . . . I’m not seeing a distinction. Anywho, promises to do something 30 years out is preposterous. The term is only 4 years.

Reply to  Gamecock
April 26, 2018 11:21 pm

François Hollande promised to reduce the fraction of nuclear energy in the French electric mix before 2025!

April 26, 2018 6:16 pm

Someone should tell her that it ain’t gonna be like “Girls”, when the political hitmen get zeroed in on her.
Some lessons are best learned the hard way.

dodgy geezer
April 26, 2018 10:38 pm

100,000 people using pedal-generators would provide a small amount of reliable energy. Much like ancient galley-slaves…

April 28, 2018 2:39 am

Oh, great. Another well-meaning celebrity turning to politics in order to “save the world”. And just like everytime, she is all just big talk with magical claims and without any consideration what her policies would actually cause. And then people vote for her, because her talk just “feels good”. Not to mention the fact that she probably got her info from our “neutral and objective” media. If history has taught anything to us, it’s that the well-meaning politicians are the most dangerous.
Politics is not about discussion, honest debate or carefully considering the opposing point of view. If that would be the case, parties probably wouldn’t even exist, or atleast they would be a lot more flexible. Politics is about advancing your agenda at any cost because naturally you are right and everyone else is always wrong. Kinda like religion. Our political system is so messed up.

AGW is not Science
April 30, 2018 9:56 am

So Cynthia Nixon is another “soft in the head” political activist on climate BS. Shocker, another virtue signaling Eco-Fascist from the Hollywood echo chamber circles.
I’m so sick of these “we’re not doing enough to solve the non-existent problem” types.

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