“Remaking” America Continues: More of Your Money Down Obama’s “Green Energy” Rathole

From the Washington Times:

The Energy Department conceded Friday that the federal government will lose $42 million on a loan to a shuttered Michigan van manufacturer — part of the same program that provided a $529 million loan to an electric car maker that also has gone under.
Vehicle Production Group (VPG), which made vans for the disabled, ceased operations in February and laid off 100 workers, two years after receiving a $50 million federal loan under the same clean-energy program that provided a $529 million loan to electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc., according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Antonio Tajani, the European industry commissioner, is warning of “a systemic industrial massacre” because of their zealous embrace of “green” energy. From the Telegraph UK:

“I am in favour of a green agenda, but we can’t be religious about this. We need a new energy policy. We have to stop pretending, because we can’t sacrifice Europe’s industry for climate goals that are not realistic, and are not being enforced worldwide,” he told The Daily Telegraph during the Ambrosetti forum of global policy-makers at Lake Como.
“The loss of competitiveness is frightening,” said Paulo Savona, head of Italy’s Fondo Interbancario. “When people choose whether to invest in Europe or the US, what they think about most is the cost of energy.”
A report by the American Chemistry Council said shale gas has given the US a “profound and sustained competitive advantage” in chemicals, plastics, and related industries. Consultants IHS also expect US chemical output to double by 2020, while Europe’s output will have fallen by a third. IHS said $250bn (£160bn) in extra US manufacturing will be added by shale in the next six years.
European president Herman Van Rompuy echoed the growing sense of alarm, calling it a top EU priority to slash energy costs. “Compared to US competitors, European industry pays today twice as much for electricity, and four times as much for gas. Our companies don’t get the rewards for being more efficient,” he said.

Don’t worry, Mr. Tajani. Barack is working on destroying any competitive advantage that evil, racist Amerika has. If he had his way, we would be paying ten times as much for electricity, and certainly $10/gallon for gas. He has used the hideous and destructive Environmental Protection Agency to try to push this ridiculous “green” agenda. We didn’t impeach Richard Nixon, but the House was about to do it when he resigned. That was Watergate, which was really all about Viet Nam. If we were going to impeach him over something real, we should have done it over his creation of the EPA.

Is the “industrial massacre” coming to a country near you, as in the United States? Is this situation in Europe a preview of coming attractions? Stay tuned.

Obama’s Gangsta Green Scheme: A Win-Win, More Payback for Evil Amerika, Plus a Useful Distraction


Candidate Barack Hussein Obama Telling Us About His Plans to Bankrupt the Coal Industry

Another day, another petulant Obama lecture, featuring the usual elements, including:

  • Vilifying those who dare to disagree with him (“Flat Earth Society, seriously?)
  • Brilliant Arguments Waged Against Strawmen
  • Complete Intellectually Dishonesty

This time the subject was one of his favorite hobby horses, “climate change.” As predicted during last week’s show, he is planning yet another end run around Congress to impose these destructive policies. Congress would never agree to these job-killing plans, so he’s using one of the most destructive forces at work on the planet today, the Environmental Protection Agency. They wanted to impeach Nixon for that stupid Watergate burglary. They should have impeached him over establishing the EPA, a knife in the heart to the American way of life and capitalism.

No one should be surprised. He told us back in 2008 that this war on coal was exactly what he wanted to do. If you don’t believe that, consider this comment from one of his senior advisers on energy, cheerleading for the “war on coal.”

“The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants,” Daniel P. Schrag, a member of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, told the New York Times. ”Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.”

Any questions?

This proposal will raise energy prices on those least able to afford it. It will destroy jobs, and take away consumer choice. If you voted for Obama, congratulations. You voted for higher utility bills, and the really good news is that anything we do to prevent future “climate change” by crippling our economy will have zero affect on the planet overall.

As usual, the silly, wet-behind-the-ears young’uns and soccer mommies who take a break from watching “Ellen” and “The View” to tell their friends how thrilled they are that their man-child president is “doing something” about “climate change” are clueless.  Mark Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University is not, and here’s what he says:

President Barack Obama gave a high-profile speech this afternoon at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to announce a massive new government plan designed to address climate change. But the plan, details of which were released by the White House on Tuesday morning ahead of the president’s speech, won’t do much to help fix the problems of pollution and global warming, and may actually make things worse overall, according to independent climate experts.

“It’s amazing how little this all actually does,” said Mark Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. “In many ways, this makes things worse.” Jacobson, who has spent years researching the link between air pollution and human health in the United States, points out that the White House’s seemingly bold objective to curb carbon pollution by 3 billion metric tons by 2030 actually equates to cutting about one-fortieth of all pollution produced by the US energy sector each year. “The numbers are so trivial, it’s almost like a gimmick,” he said. Another part of the White House’s plan, to increase the amount of renewable energy projects on federal lands enough to power 6 million homes by 2020, is “embarrassingly trivial,” in a country of over 130 million housing units, said Jacobson.

Jacobson also takes specific issue with part of the president’s plan that calls for the US Energy Department to provide $8 billion in loan guarantees to what the plan calls “advanced fossil energy projects.” Jacobson and other experts say that this term refers to one idea in particular: installing new equipment to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, and attempting to pump it back into underground storage areas, where it won’t get into the atmosphere for many years. Such a technique could reduce between 85-90 percent of carbon emissions from coal plant smokestacks, according to estimates of companies pursuing it.

The idea sounds good in principle, but the science behind it remains largely unproven. “There’s not even a single commercialized coal-with-carbon-capture plant” in the US, Jacobson pointed out. Indeed, several companies have abandoned attempts to build such plants in recent years after deciding the costs would be too high and incurring opposition from environmental groups.

Eight billion dollars in loan guarantees? I wonder which democrat party donors will be getting those …

If you disagree, please tell me what am I and folks that Prof. Jacobsen are missing? Given China and India are opening a new coal fired plant every week, how exactly will this latest brilliant idea from this genius solve the problem of “global warming?” How exactly will unilateral energy disarmament help? Unless, of course, this proposal is less about “carbon pollution” than it is about cutting this country down to size, one of his goals since he was sitting in Rev. Wright’s pew, eagerly absorbing every America-hating word.

As also noted during last week’s show, this speech and the policy announced today had two objectives. The speech was designed to appeal to his vacuous base, obsessed with this “green” foolishness and angry about the NSA spying. He can say “Look, my agencies may have been eavesdropping, but I’m all about the environment,” and the fools who support this jackass will be impressed. The policy itself is designed to hobble the United States, because it’s “unfair” that we have been allowed to be the world’s lone super power, at least for a few more weeks. More payback for racist Amerika!

This green scheme also has the benefit of allowing for more crony capitalist schemes like Solyndra. He wants to artificially make solar energy competitive with coal and other proven energy technologies, which without the government’s thumb on the scale, they are not.

Of course, no story about Barack Obama demagoguing an issue would be complete without accompanying liberal hypocrisy. In this case, it’s interesting that exports of American coal have increased during every year of his presidency. From USA Today:

The U.S. coal industry, under increasing pressure at home after President Obama’s call Tuesday for tougher anti-pollution rules, is ratcheting up a more promising part of its business: exports.

Coal exports set a monthly record in March, driven largely by rising demand from its top customer, China, and other Asian countries, according to the most recent data from the Energy information Administration. While domestic consumption has had recent dips, exports have steadily climbed — from 39.6 million short tons in 2002 to a record 125.7 million short tons last year.

More on coal exports here in the Christian Science Monitor. So, repeating, if he’s so concerned about “global” warming, why is does he want to cripple America by killing jobs and raising energy prices while allowing China and India to run circles around us by using coal to fuel their economic growth? I might also ask why he is flying Air Force One on this week’s boondoggle to Africa, with Moochelle on board. C’mon, hauling that huge caboose around causes LOTS of carbon emissions.

Of course, there was another reason for this annoying speech, and that goes back to what I noted here; that is, that like another successful, albeit much better looking, con man, Don Draper, Barack Obama understands that when you don’t like what they’re saying, you should change the conversation. There are three things that he’d rather we not notice; specifically,

  • The amnesty for illegals making its way through the Senate
  • The IRS targeting of his “enemies,” which the Lame Stream Media is trying to pretend never happen and has been laid to rest, that’s far from the case.
  • His $100 million trip to Africa, starting tomorrow, with the repellant First Klingon in tow.

If there was any doubt that this speech, and the policy it announced, was a disaster for the United States, the fact that the Gorebot pronounced it “best speech ever” should resolve that.

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“Obama and Nixon: Brothers From Another Mother”, Says New Video

Here it is, from Revealing Politics YouTube channel:

I disagree with this analysis. Watergate was all about political “dirty tricks,” and “R-fing” your political opponents. In other words, it was the Chicago Way, and while unethical, and wrong, that’s not the reason the Left in the Lame Stream Media and academia blew it up into the biggest political scandal in the history of the United States was about the democrats’ in Congress and their desire to r-f the South Vietnamese. All the blood and misery that resulted, including Cambodia’s killing fields, is on the hands of those democrats, who were determined to cut off all support to our anti-communist ally. Commies always stick together, after all, and they HATED Richard Nixon. Recall he was the man who exposed Alger Hiss.

Nixon was also a genuine high-achiever. He came from nothing and through hard work became a lawyer, a congressman and eventually president. He presents quite a contrast with the affirmative-action assisted, narcissistic, thin-skinned, completely unaccomplished empty suit who is currently occupying the Oval Office.

Still, they do sound a look alike when they’re covering something up, no? It’s like that opening line from Anna Karenina: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” All coverups are alike in the lines that they use in the beginning, but every scandal is full of its own particular lies. As the drip, drip, drip of the burgeoning list of Obama scandals continues, we’ll learn more about those lies. Stay tuned.

 

Our Bystander President

Also posted at Clash Daily

It has been said that “Some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen. And then there are those who wonder, ‘What the heck just happened?” After watching the current occupant of the Oval Office, who is also sometimes laughingly known as “The Leader of the Free World,” over the last several years it’s safe to say that he not only doesn’t belong in the first category, he’s not in the second. If he is to be believed, he is clearly in the third camp, a bystander even to events caused by members of his own administration.

No one should be surprised, of course, that he appears to be a tad disconnected from the activities of those supposedly under his command. Recall that this is the same man who attended a church led by a racist, Jew-hating, screeching anti-American lunatic for 20 years, and claimed to have no idea about the incendiary content of his preacher, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s, sermons. This is also the man who emerged smelling like the proverbial rose, a transcendent figure riding a unicorn over a rainbow, and promising a new beginning for America full of hope, change and transparency, despite arriving on the political scene as the spawn of ACORN by way of the Cook County political machine. That is the same stinking slough of corruption that produced former Illinois governor/current inmate Rod Blagojevich. Both the disgraced governor and Barack Obama shared the same benefactor, one Tony Rezko. Mr. Rezko made it possible for the Obamas to purchase their Chicago mansion, a house that they couldn’t have afforded without Rezko’s help. Yet, after the Chicago Sun-Times questioned Mr. Obama about depending on such a dubious source of financial assistance for the purchase of his family home, Barack claimed that he had no idea about Mr. Rezko’s many shady dealings. Tony went to the steel hotel, sentence to 10.5 years back in November 2011. Barack went to the White House, not once, but twice. It’s true! Ignorance IS bliss!

Before his first election in 2008, we learned that his aunt was living illegally in the United States. He had no idea, he said. She attended his first inauguration, and amazingly was granted amnesty. He also had no idea that his Department of Justice was conducting a dangerous gun walking scheme that ultimately caused the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry and the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens.

Now we have a new round of things that Barack Obama didn’t have any idea had happened, even though the responsible parties are all part of his administration. He is outraged. He demands accountability. It’s as if he is a bystander, rather than the person ultimately responsible for what happened. If this is leadership, then Hillary Clinton is as honest as the day is long.

Under Barack Obama’s watch, the Internal Revenue Service deliberately targeted conservative groups, including those devoted to educating people about our Constitution, by subjecting them to extremely burdensome requests for information, intrusive questioning about their donors, and the speakers they hosted, and even what books they read. One group, hoping to accelerate the processing of their application to be a tax-exempt organization, which was taking years, sent a copy of the Constitution. I’m not sure that submission was helpful. It probably confirmed the Obama IRS’ suspicion that they were dangerous subversives.

Barack Obama had no idea any that this highly improper activity was going on until he read it in the newspapers. Nor did he know about his Justice Department’s subpoena of AP reporters phone records, a huge fishing expedition that Eric Holder, who also claims to know very little about it, is trying to cover up with the universal fig leaf “national security.”

Then there is Benghazi, the “bump in the road” that inconveniently included the murder of four brave Americans. Barack was wheels up to Vegas on 9/11/12, off to a pre-election fundraiser, so he couldn’t be expected to know what happened there. Nor should we hold him responsible for the fact the numerous requests by our people in Libya were ignored, requests that should have taken seriously given the previous attacks on the consulate and the assassination attempt on the British ambassador in June, 2012.

Who exactly is in charge here?

I’m sure that there are some cynical bitter clingers among you who recall that Barack Obama is the first president since Richard Nixon to characterize his political opposition as “enemies,” and who has advocated that they be “punished,” and suggest that his claims of ignorance ring hollow. I can’t argue with you.

We’ve gone from “The Buck Stops Here,” to “We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For” to “There’s No There There.” For once, Barack Obama, at least referring to his own leadership and acceptance of responsibility, is correct.

 

The Irony of Hillary’s “What’s the Diff?” Comment-Show Notes, The Teri O’Brien Show, 1-27-13

Thanks to our guests, Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness, and Leslie Eastman, publisher of the bog Temple of Mut, contributor to Legal Insurrection and producer/co-host of Canto Talk.

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While both Democrats and Republicans slobber all over Hillary Clinton when she finally appears before Congress to try to explain what happened when 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi on 9/11/12, an objective review demonstrates that the Obama foreign policy of “leading from behind” is a disaster. Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward and John McCain agree on that. Unless we’re counting frequent flyer miles, isn’t Hillary a huge failure? Except for that “beautiful voice” mentioned by Chris Matthews, of course. What about the obvious irony of Hillary Clinton, a woman who cut her political teeth by pursuing a sitting president for lying, now saying that it doesn’t matter if a president lies?

Barack Hussein Obama, Neville Chamberlain, Jr.

2nd Amendment update: Diane Feinstein calls the NRA “venal,” as in “corrupt” and “dishonest.” They actually have the audacity–I hope that you are sitting down–to train children how to safely use guns!!!!

Pat Robertson says “awful looking women” are responsible for problems in marriage.

Seven Reasons Why Women-in-Combat Diversity Will Degrade Standards – News & Commentary – Center for Military Readiness

» Missouri bill demands parents report gun ownership to public schools » News — GOPUSA

Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

Iran sentences American pastor Saeed Abedini to 8 years in prison | Fox News

» Death By Regulation, California Style – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

 

A Week in Bizarro World-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

This week was one of bizarre spectacles, over and above the 2nd inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, praise be his name. That event featured Richard Blanco’s poem “One Today.” “My face your face” is part I remember. Seriously? “My ass, your ass,” I thought. Of course, I’m probably just a peasant who doesn’t appreciate great art from a man who is both Latino and an open homosexual, and therefore, above criticism.  Then the great speech by the One himself. I didn’t notice. Did they hand out the little red books to the assembled cadres there or is Organizing for Action going to send those out using their tax-deductible contributions?

In other bizarro world events, consider the following:

  1. After making sure that anyone who might challenge her narrative had laid their cards on the table before she went on the record, Sec. of State, Hillary “What Difference Does it Make?” Clinton finally recovered from her vapors and appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to tell her story about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Libya on September 11, 2012. Her acolytes in the Lame Stream Media praised both her spunky pushback against the Republican dolts who dared to pose serious questions, and her tearful recalling of her greeting flag-draped coffins at Andrews Air Force Base. Missing from their slobbering reports was any mention of the glaring irony of a woman who cut her teeth in the Watergate investigation, pursuing dishonesty in the Nixon administration, raising her voice to proclaim that such dishonesty should make no difference. Nor did they mention the ridiculous performance by her former Democrats, who agreed that it’s time to “move on” from the Obama administration’s many shifting stories about four dead Americans, but who wanted hearings on the Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq, a decision, for which, just sayin’, Mrs. Clinton voted “yea,” a fact that they also failed to mention. Also missing was any mention of her vow to pursue to ends of the earth the heinous film maker who caused all this trouble in the first place, except her really didn’t, and anyway, it’s time to move on.
  2. Meanwhile, a U.S. Senator who at one time had her own concealed carry permit because of fears for her own safety, presented her plan to disarm her fellow Americans. In another irony, she and her fellow gun-grabbers bleat incessantly about the phony “gun show loophole,” while presenting their very own gun show, a presser which was even opened with a prayer, an apparent loophole of their own. Did Barry Lynn’s beeper go off? Is the ACLU preparing a lawsuit? What happened to their precious “separation of church and state?”

Of course, if any of these people appreciated irony, they would take Speaker Newt Gingrich up on his proposal that we hold gun control hearings in Chicago, which just happens to have both the strictest gun control laws in the country and three times the murder rate of New York City, and double that of Los Angeles. How can that be? There’s a real head scratcher.

Lame duck Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta dropped a bomb while going out the door, lifting the ban on women surviving directly in combat, a decision no doubt calculated by the One’s administration to be less politically radioactive if done by someone who is leaving Washington to return to his walnuts in California. With sequestration looming, three more Americans killed in Algeria in the aftermath of the “Arab spring,” and al Qaeda clearly not decimated, but on the march, is this hat tip to political correctness, another shiny object that they hope will distract us from their disastrous foreign policy? What will be the impact on our military? We’ll get the 411 from our guest Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness.

Also joining us will be Leslie Eastman, contributor to the terrific blog, Legal Insurrection and member of the San Diego Tea Party. We’ll get her take on what the GOP needs to do to get its mojo back, and time permitting, ask her her opinion of Pat Robertson’s latest “there he goes again.” You didn’t hear about that? Don’t miss it!

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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Hillary Lies, Media Complies. Chris Matthews Says WI Senator Doesn’t Represent Anyone.

As noted in this post, Richard Nixon should have thought of the “What difference does it make?” defense to politicians lying to the American public, especially presidents.

How ironic that Hillary, who was part of the effort to destroy Richard Nixon, would now say lying by a presidential administration doesn’t matter.

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