Lott Pushing for Passage of LOST

2012 May 22
by bc3b

As a Senator Trent Lott opposed the Law of the Sea Treaty. As a lobbyist for interests that support this treaty, which cedes U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations, he has become a strong supporter and claims he isn’t a hypocrite. There isn’t anything this maggot wouldn’t do to enrich himself.

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott told The Daily Caller on Monday that he isn’t a hypocrite for lobbying in favor of a treaty he emphatically denounced as recently as 2007.

Lott said that he no longer believes the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea — also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty — would “cede our national sovereignty, both militarily and economically,” as he said five years ago when the issue was last brought before the Senate.

The treaty would grant the United Nations unprecedented taxing authority over American companies by transferring permitting and royalty payments currently made to the U.S. government for offshore drilling to the International Seabed Authority, a U.N.-created agency that would have the power to redistribute billions of dollars to other countries.

It would also commit the United States to accept international arbitration of maritime disputes.

For three decades, the United States has declined to sign on.

“Over time, circumstances change,” Lott told TheDC. “The world has changed from an economic and military standpoint. … Some people say ‘we have the biggest, baddest navy fleet in the world, we’ll go and do what we want to,’ [but] we ought to be careful about how we think about that.”

Lott founded the Breaux Lott Leadership Group with former Louisiana Sen. John Breaux in 2008. Last month The Heritage Foundation reported that Lott’s firm collected $80,000 in fees the first quarter of 2012 from the Shell Oil Company, to lobby on issues including support for the treaty’s ratification. Pike Associates also paid Lott’s firm $30,000 to support the treaty, according to disclosure forms.

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Hat tip: Daily Caller

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22 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 May 22 8:29 am
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    bc3b permalink

    As dumb as this sounds, I actually have less respect for Trent Lott than Barack Obama. As screwed up as he is, Obama actually believes in something (destroying our country by turning it into a socialistic third world hellhole). Lott believes in nothing. He is a corrupt piece of $h!t who is for sale to the highest bidder.

  2. 2012 May 22 8:29 am
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    Lott needs to get lost. I can’t believe people are still considering LOST.

    “For three decades, the United States has declined to sign on.”
    for good reason, none of which have changed.

  3. 2012 May 22 8:44 am
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    (OT)
    http://anonnews.org/press/item/1521/
    Anonymous leaks 1.7GB worth of Bureau of Justice data

    Perhaps the House Republicans should employ Anonymous to get answers and documents from Holder? 😉

  4. 2012 May 22 8:59 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Here’s one for the “Eph Can Handle This” department. A firm run by Orthodox Jews fired a woman (not a great beauty) because her boobs were too big. She’s suing and (naturally) Gloria Alred is involved:

    http://gma.yahoo.com/jersey-woman-she-fired-being-too-busty-015114881–abc-news-topstories.html

  5. 2012 May 22 9:09 am
    [5]

    DEA requesting stationary license plate scanners on I-15, to record all plates.
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54126491-78/scanners-data-utah-dea.html.csp

  6. 2012 May 22 9:18 am
    [6]

    NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigns, White House mum on harassment charges
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko announced his resignation today after a drawn out controversy over his managerial style. The Washington Times reported earlier on the persistent allegations of Mr. Jaczko’s bullying by fellow commissioners and NRC staff.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/may/21/green-nrc-chairman-gregory-jaczko-resigns-white-ho/

  7. 2012 May 22 10:30 am
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    Prepare to pay even more to be fondled at the airport, cause you know the TSA needs to grow according to senate democrats.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/228835-senate-moves-forward-with-increased-airline-passenger-fees#.T7vGjswN384.twitter

    Note Nelsons election year vote.

  8. 2012 May 22 11:20 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    I have a way to save a whole bunch of money on the TSA. Disband it. The fact that there have been no airline bombings does not necessarily mean they are successful.

  9. 2012 May 22 11:26 am
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    Disband it and let the locals handle it.

  10. 2012 May 22 12:12 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Do local airport authorities do anything any more?

  11. 2012 May 22 12:26 pm
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  12. 2012 May 22 12:29 pm
    [12]

    Will AG Holder mouth off about pressing charges in this case as a hate crime?
    http://www.wtsp.com/news/watercooler/article/256102/58/Woman-attacked-while-ordering-lunch-at-drive-thru

  13. 2012 May 22 12:40 pm
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    Speaking of airports – 5 more humans replaced by avatars costing 250k a piece, though they will be rented for 180k for 6mo.

    http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/may/21/avatars-assist-area-airports/

  14. 2012 May 22 12:57 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #11 WOW…I still remain committed to the idea that Biden was assassination insurance, and Pelosi was the fallback for a time. Just. Damn.

  15. 2012 May 22 1:31 pm
    [16]
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Like ex-presidents, retired Congressmen should not be seen and not heard.

  16. 2012 May 22 2:35 pm
    [17]

    Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

    The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/obamas-war-on-coal-hits-your-electric-bill/print#ixzz1vdXcJL7i

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/obamas-war-on-coal-hits-your-electric-bill/print#ixzz1vdALNXOI

  17. 2012 May 22 2:45 pm
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    What needs to be included in every new electric bill:

    Dear sucker customer: due to the obama administration’s
    ongoing restriction on coal mining, your electric bill
    will continue to rise for the forseeable future.
    How’s that change working out for you?

    ~~~Have a nice day~~~

  18. 2012 May 22 3:01 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #18 That is exactly right!

  19. 2012 May 22 4:35 pm
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    18. My question is can things even be reversed in time if Obama were to not win reelection? If not then due to widespread ignorance on the issue most rate payers would will be pointing at his replacement as the cause.

  20. 2012 May 22 5:50 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Sadly there is one in every flock —

    But they have great taste.

  21. 2012 May 22 5:52 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    KH,

    Obamy made it a great promise to do so. Should Romney win, Obama’s video of his pronouncement should be at the top of the WH web page till proper adjustments in rates can be managed.

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