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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:13 AM

Karma is real: GOP Senator Who Walked Out To Stop Climate Vote Loses House To Wildfire

Oregon Republican state senator Fred Girod was one of 11 Republicans who made headlines when they walked out of the senate – some even leaving the state – so that a quorum could not be achieved for a climate change bill.

As Wikipedia states:

“From June 20, 2019, all 11 Republican state senators for Oregon, including Girod, refused to show up for work at the Oregon State Capitol, instead going into hiding, some even fleeing the state. Their aim was to push the vote on a cap-and-trade proposal that would dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to combat climate change to voters instead of being instituted by lawmakers. The Senate holds 30 seats, but 1 is vacant due to a death. Without the Republican senators, the remaining 18 Democratic state senators could not reach a quorum of 20 to hold a vote. Although several Republican state senators returned to the Senate chamber on June 29, 2019, leading to the cap-and-trade bill being sent back to committee, while other bills were passed, Girod was missing, and it was stated that he would not return for the month’s legislative session.”
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“Fred Girod stood near the edge of a steep drop between what remained of his house and the Santiam River, grasping the destruction days after the Beachie Creek wildfire destroyed homes, businesses and landmarks along the canyon.

http://labor411.org/411-blog/gop-senator-who-walked-out-to-stop-climate-vote-loses-house-to-wildfire/

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Reply Karma is real: GOP Senator Who Walked Out To Stop Climate Vote Loses House To Wildfire (Original post)
StarfishSaver Sep 15 OP
malaise Sep 15 #1
irisblue Sep 15 #2
PNW-Dem Sep 15 #49
PNW-Dem Sep 15 #50
turbinetree Sep 15 #3
Dustlawyer Sep 15 #16
liberalla Sep 15 #27
Mr.Bill Sep 15 #45
quakerboy Sep 15 #58
bucolic_frolic Sep 15 #4
Escurumbele Sep 15 #11
Illumination Sep 15 #21
Sancho Sep 15 #5
lagomorph777 Sep 15 #35
roamer65 Sep 15 #6
hatrack Sep 15 #7
SergeStorms Sep 15 #57
AllaN01Bear Sep 15 #8
lastlib Sep 15 #9
catbyte Sep 15 #10
calimary Sep 15 #22
Earth Bound Misfit Sep 15 #12
dchill Sep 15 #26
mountain grammy Sep 15 #13
concretebluetwo Sep 15 #14
calimary Sep 15 #23
H2O Man Sep 15 #15
NoMoreRepugs Sep 15 #17
DSandra Sep 15 #29
mcar Sep 15 #18
Locrian Sep 15 #19
calimary Sep 15 #28
Locrian Sep 15 #31
marlakay Sep 15 #36
MustLoveBeagles Sep 15 #39
calimary Sep 15 #41
Chainfire Sep 15 #20
dchill Sep 15 #24
ffr Sep 15 #25
UpInArms Sep 15 #30
llmart Sep 15 #46
intheflow Sep 15 #47
llmart Sep 15 #51
TheBlackAdder Sep 15 #32
Blue Owl Sep 15 #33
Warpy Sep 15 #34
FakeNoose Sep 15 #37
Ford_Prefect Sep 15 #38
Buns_of_Fire Sep 15 #40
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 15 #42
Submariner Sep 15 #43
progressoid Sep 15 #44
klook Sep 15 #48
Roy Rolling Sep 15 #52
Cha Sep 15 #53
TeamPooka Sep 15 #54
warmfeet Sep 15 #55
rpannier Sep 15 #56
quakerboy Sep 15 #59
ck4829 Sep 15 #60
AlexSFCA Sep 16 #61
captain queeg Sep 16 #62
Captaindad Sep 16 #63
mwb970 Sep 16 #64
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:15 AM

1. Get thee to the greatest page

RFN!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:23 AM

2. 💥💥Karma💥💥

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:07 PM

49. Regarding Karma, here's how to contact Oregon State Senator Fred Girod

To provide him with a word of support or to explain the link between greenhouse gasses and your house burning down.

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/girod/

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:27 AM

3. Now what does the jerk have to say...........think its fake or a hoax just imagine

everyone's insurance premiums are going to go up because in essence jerk................you and your bunch thinks its fake and wanted to deny anything to help the planet and your fucking house that is now gone............, hows those chicken coming home to roost now feel in your moment in real time...............hows sleeping in a hotel for awhile going for you and your family............ .....

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:29 AM

16. They know it is not fake. It is just that their oil company donors don't want any

Climate Change legislation passed and these politicians would rather be re-elected using the dirty money. Doing the right and responsible thing never enters into it.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

27. Maybe the oil company will buy him a new house !

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Response to liberalla (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:53 PM

45. They probably already have. n/t

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:05 PM

58. Less oil companies here

More Timber companies, developers, etc out here, I suspect.

The last sentance fits like a glove though. He's got insurance, he is inconvenienced, no more. He wont be changing his position

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:29 AM

4. I bet he didn't even rake any leaves

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:59 AM

11. LOL

Good point

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:46 AM

21. He might be raking lots of leaves to earn his keep for room & board...

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:32 AM

5. Winner of the Golden Rake award for 2020!!

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Response to Sancho (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:37 AM

35. Looks like he stepped on the rake.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:33 AM

6. It is what it is.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:33 AM

7. Womp Womp

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Response to hatrack (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:41 PM

57. Being a republican....

he must be convinced this was "god's will", right? This jackass gets my very best 'thoughts and prayers'.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:49 AM

8. if they left the state , then they should loose their seat.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:56 AM

9. Does this mean he is no longer a resident of his district?

and thus ineligible to hold his seat? I sure hope so! Throw his ass out and elect someone who will SERVE his constituents!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:59 AM

10. ...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:49 AM

22. Oooooh, that one is painful! Cuts right to the quick.

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Response to Earth Bound Misfit (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

26. Perfectly framed!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:17 AM

13. The only way his mind would change would be if..

he went with the house..

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:28 AM

14. Or, as a bartender at my home watering hole used to say:

"Karma is only a Bitch if you are."

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Response to concretebluetwo (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:50 AM

23. Ouch! That one's painful, too! Good quote!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:28 AM

15. Recommended.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:30 AM

17. I am DONE being civil. FUCK girod - the guy is trash.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:05 AM

29. Being civil is worthless when your dealing with evil people acting in bad faith

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:32 AM

18. Thoughts and prayers

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:33 AM

19. 'It hurts,' Girod said, hands in his dark denim jeans."

good. I have zero sympathy for anyone (R or D) that doesn't understand the severity of this
Maybe he'll finally figure out that it's real, it's here, and it's going to get worse - and that we need to address it

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Response to Locrian (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:04 AM

28. I feel bad about his three cats. He and his wife evidently

evacuated without them. They’re assumed to have died. One wonders why they weren’t brought along too.

I know it’s hard to judge the circumstances and what level of frantic action when you have to make a run for it. SOOOOOOO much “easier said than done” here.

We have our two cat carriers parked in the front hall, and a portable litter box, bag of kibble, couple of bowls and water bottles packed up for fast grabbing.

Our cats are also indoor-only. Easier to round ‘em up if need be. MUCH easier.

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Response to calimary (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:11 AM

31. I didn't read it close enough

re the cats - that's pretty sad....
But yeah, who knows in the frantic / panic - whether they were outside somewhere hiding etc.

Ours is indoors only - pretty easy to round up that way.

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Response to calimary (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:37 AM

36. I have cat carrier waiting in case

But the my cat is indoor only. Sad about the kitties.

It is karma for him to lose his house refusing to vote for the environment.

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Response to calimary (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:43 AM

39. I can't bring myself to gloat

I'm not gonna shame anybody for their comments but I just can't join in. In spite of his climate denial views and his resultant idiotic actions with the climate bill vote, I still feel bad for him. Mostly because he lost his fur babies and a home that his parents built when he was a teenager. There must've been so many memories attached to it. I hope that this causes him to do some soul searching.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #39)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:00 PM

41. That's about as much as one can hope for in the case of a climate denier.

I’m sorry that someone has to learn a lesson the hard way like this.

And maybe he isn’t a climate denier per se (more of that always seems to proliferate from his side of the aisle). But he played a role in preventing something from actually getting done on the climate crisis, by walking out on the session so they couldn’t get a quorum. That makes him part of the problem, and not part of the solution.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:43 AM

20. He will be able to chalk up the loss as an "act of God"

having nothing whatsoever to do with man-made climate change. Deniers never run out of excuses and they do not let uncomfortable facts interfere with preconceived notions. I is impossible for them to grasp the notion that their action or lack of action contributed to the massive losses.

If people don't get their acts together, we will pass into geologic time, as a blip, just another failed species, in a long line of failed species.

If we go, I hope that dogs succeed us, they are far better animals then we are.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:59 AM

24. He'd probably be a lousy fireman, too.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:59 AM

25. Bwah! No imaginary group is going to come for him in his living room now!

Fear Mother Nature, motha-f_cker!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:09 AM

30. More at the link below

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/oregon-senator-goes-home-to-find-rubble-and-devastation-after-beachie-creek-wildfire.html

He has yet to decide if he’ll rebuild. First, he’ll have to clean up the property, see what the insurance companies say and check the condition of the trees.

The remains of his Dodge diesel truck, recently in “cherry” condition, stood higher up the hill from his house.

“That’s my forever home,” Girod said. “That’s my forever truck.”

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:24 PM

46. "That's my forever truck."

I guess it really wasn't "forever".

People lost their lives and he's getting teary eyed over his truck.

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Response to llmart (Reply #46)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:55 PM

47. Trauma is personal and specific.

It's not a competition over who has the worst traumatic experience. Literally, the trauma you know is the trauma you know. That doesn't make it any less traumatic for that individual, nor does it lessen the trauma experienced by the lost lives.

As for me, I have a hard time understanding how a 69-year-old man still believed in "forever" things. What on Earth or the heavens lasts forever? That comment reflected his hubris and privilege, for sure. And it also illustrated how much faith he's put in magical thinking - a faith now shattered by reality. He's an asshole, and he's traumatized. I just hope this awakens him to the bigger climate change unfolding now. (Though not holding my breath for that.)

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Response to intheflow (Reply #47)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:49 PM

51. Anyone who puts that much store in their material possessions hasn't evolved as an adult.

If that's the most "traumatic" experience he's had in life then I would think some gratitude for his life would be in order, not a woe is me reply.

I say that as a person who has never put much value on material possessions.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:19 AM

32. No Ragrets!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:20 AM

33. Well well well, how about that

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:25 AM

34. Chances are that he'll swear Antifa burned him out

And besides, it wouldn't be Karma. It would be Nemesis, and she's been asleep at the wheel for decades.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:40 AM

37. When the insurance company refuses to reimburse him

... for building a house in a wildfire zone - that's karma! I'm sure that happens on a daily basis. Otherwise the insurance companies are all going out of business.



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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:41 AM

38. "He chose poorly"

[link:|

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:51 AM

40. Let me summon up some tears for the poor boy. (straining... straining...)

straining... straining... straining...

Sorry. All I did was fart. That'll have to do.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:06 PM

42. Some lessons are harder to learn than others.

Maybe he gets it now and can start voting on the side of the planet.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:11 PM

43. I hope he lost every non-living thing he owned

and is visibly crushed that his baseball card and kiddie-porn collections are gone.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:19 PM

44. I feel sorry for...

the three cats they had who probably perished.

That's it.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:40 PM

48. "'It hurts,' Girod said, hands in his dark denim jeans."

Yeah, well, the destruction and misery all up and down the west coast is deeply painful for a lot of us, even those who don't personally know a living soul out there.

That this dipshit begins to care only when he's personally affected is par for the deviant Republican course and not at all surprising, but still disgusting and pathetic.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:25 PM

52. My Favorite Saying Can't be Used

“Revenge is a dish best served cold”. It just doesn’t fit, but Mother Nature is pissed off and she has a memory like an elephant. 🐘🐘🐘🐘

Karma’s a bitch.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:34 PM

53. Sorry you were so brainwashed against the

reality of the Climate change crisis, state senator Girod.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:57 PM

54. God loves irony and Karma has everyone's home address

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:46 PM

55. Karma is not real.

This fucker will be a denier until he dies. His death will not come soon enough for me.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:30 PM

56. Hope his cats survived (and family, too)

Also hope his property is burned ash and that he didn't have insurance on his house

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:07 PM

59. I feel safe saying

the majority of those who had to evac voted for him and his ilk, and trump.

And they will again.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:12 PM

60. Yeah, but you know he won't blame climate change... He will shout to the sky "SOROS!!!"

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

61. Karma always works, sometimes it takes a long time but it will get you

eventually.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:58 AM

62. Trump has made me doubt karma, or whatever term you apply

This small instance gives me some hope. The orange anus deserves far worse. I can’t really think of anything terrible enough to happen that would balance his sins and crimes.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:59 AM

63. One stop voting sight

 

betterknowaballot.com

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:06 AM

64. I love it!

Irony suits trump cultists well.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:39 AM

65. ....

And here he was -



As a note, the smoke, soot, and ash from the west coast wildfires have traveled along the jetstream and are currently flowing over the PA area including Philadelphia. We have been "treated" to a yellow haze during the day and night for the past couple days. There's a yellow haze out there this morning and you can actually faintly smell burnt wood (almost like from a fireplace).




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West coast wild fires provide an eerie sunset in Philadelphia 9.14.2020 #wildfires
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Philadelphia under the effects of the wildfires in the West. #Philadelphia #wildfires #sunrise #delawareriver
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9:30 AM · Sep 15, 2020 from Philadelphia, PA

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