Live From Copenhagen: Blame America First Mentality

December 17th, 2009 Gerrit Lansing

The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site.

Though Barack Obama garnered much attention for his Nobel Peace Prize win, the United States has won three lesser-known, tongue-in-cheek awards at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference from a liberal environmentalist organization that has been critical of America’s refusal to wholeheartedly embrace their radical agenda.

And what “ignoble actions” earned the United States these noble prizes? According to the people at, the U.S. government took home the “Fossil of the Day” award for “stalling negotiation to save life on planet earth.” Along with the Climate Action Network, runs a daily award show at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. It’s worth noting that is dedicated to “to clos[ing] the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.”

The Fossil of the Day award is indicative of the “blame America first” sentiment that pervades these conferences and the Heritage team is doing all it can to make sure that, despite  this anti-US  sentiment,  the real interests of the American people are part of this debate.

Here’s video of the red carpet ceremony shot by Heritage’s Ben Lieberman:

We at Heritage applaud this award in part because, climate change and research aside, signing a colossal UN resolution in Copenhagen this week would mean signing over our sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats in the United Nations and Europe (not to mention the tremendous economic harm Copenhagen regulations would wreak on the U.S. economy). Here’s to fourth “Fossil of the Day Award.”

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  • Name
    Can you please read this if you're a parent and respond to '[email protected]? Thank you!


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  • dontpaytaxes
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    To: Congress, the House and the President

    Re: Taxes

    Sign this petition at:

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  • snowfromwarming
    I knew THE GLOBAL "change" CONSPIRACY/climate/scientists will appear insisting on the lie. I still see'm even on History, Discovery, etc. repeating their agenda: now they insist man made globalwarming (leading to globalgov) is the cause of the record winter (over Montreal's "less" cool, may be another "man made ozone free hole like Valparaiso, Chile had until now, Antartica is 3 times record BIGGER proving NO MORE ozone hole over Chile now...), as Artic grows. I don't neather think is an ozone hole over Montreal, I'ts normal holes when you have massive Artic blasts reaching Bahamas now.
    Read: if it is warm, it will make more rain and "stuffs", BUT TO MAKE SNOW, WELL, YOU'LL NEED C O O L, I mean, if was warming, then you'll have rain, hurricanes, etc, NOT SNOW, S N O W NEEDS certain characteristics, STARTING WITH 0* and under, -5,-10, etc. and that, is not made but with C O O L, ice, cool.
    pd: Master Battlestar Gleenation, the profesor, Sarahpalin thought "as Bush, to atract progressives, to divide progressive movement, and that isn't a bad idea. Besides they proved the differences even between concepts, you know, is not the same when bho or any other neolib says s o c i a l, "plan", bailout, gov orgs, free, choice, enemy, national security, cuba, iran, carter tirantgovs recognition, community, organizing, God, at schools, terrorism, duty of gov, zise of gov, progressive (which came at the Iraq PROGRESS, remmember Bush repeating WE HAVE SOME PROGRESS ON IRAQ all the time?
    I mean, they have drivebymedia to "cover" bho, the megaSKERRY, to go ultra wrong on TAXES, WRONG ON DEFENSE, we did this already, Bush was re-elected record for this, and now we have eyer$bailout$ acorn, zelaya, ayatolas&"friends" going nuke, oil powers, while America still denied... by the 3power$, the globalcrisis makers, the finatial maddof bubbles bombing the country, PLANNED by castro&tedpalpatine;, bho's peliosiraptor, etc. mentors (as castro, their team$&advisors;, counsuelors, strategists, and their "slice of gov" to WRITE DOWN TE LE PROMP TERS for driovebymedia, aljazera, indiovision...
    And pursuing us to make us "think like bho"?, a frakin co mmu nis tik mental desorder eyers, fahrakan, dorne, ted's 30years castrogovnets, E T C made on ted's desk by anamontes and her mentor, and... preffered instead, never Bush-kind of people, by the enemy, the neolib "friendly enemy"...
    bho, I can't let you hurt (just like this) a seriouisly back injuried person (me), besides what catherinefernandezrundell, acorn, ctity officials (my DL will cost you your SEAT bho) and the rest of the logistic has ALREADY DONE TO ME and MANY OTHERS SYSTEMATICALY...
    No, frakin thanks, I believe in God, and bho is anti-God (the CONSTITUTIONAL GOD)
  • Phil Kammer
    Well much of that is to be expected - America really hasn't had a leader to be too proud of...

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