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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama Accepts Nobel Prize

Though neither he nor anyone else on this planet can explain why.

Kiss Wind Power Goodbye

Environmentalists were big on biofuels.

Until they found out that biofuels were environmentally destructive.

Now environmentalists are down - bigtime - on biofuels.

They make my head hurt.

And worse it gets.

Windmills?

Turns out, they're bad for the environment too.

For the love of God:
Court constricts W.Va. wind farm to protect bats
By Maria Glod, Washington Post Staff Writer

In a rare green vs. green court case, a federal judge in Maryland has halted expansion of a West Virginia wind farm, saying its massive turbines would kill endangered Indiana bats.

"Like death and taxes, there is a virtual certainty that Indiana bats will be harmed, wounded, or killed imminently by the Beech Ridge Project," [U.S. District Judge Roger W.] Titus wrote in a 74-page opinion. "The development of wind energy can and should be encouraged, but wind turbines must be good neighbors." [link]
"Wind energy can and should be encouraged."  As long as it's captured in butterfly nets (and as long as no harm comes to the planet's cute little winged creatures).  Because wind turbines are now verboten.

Personally?  I think we ought to use those butterfly nets on the planet's environmentalists.  Cute, cuddly, winged and otherwise.

How Obama Got Elected

Too few of us.  And too many idiots. Some of whom contribute to the Huffington Post:


For the love of God.

Kinda reminds me of this Rolling Stone magazine cover from a while back:



Notice the "strange light" surrounding the Chosen One.  It's now hovering over him in the skies of Norway.

Good grief. 

And Speaking of Magazine Covers ...

I've mentioned Men's Health magazine before.  Most notably when it featured a prominent cigarette smoker on its cover:



Men's health?  How detached is that?

Well, they've done it again.  The December issue has this on its cover:



Kinda makes you want to go to the newsstand and open the magazine to catch the centerfold, no?  But I'll burst that bubble.  Men's Health has no centerfold.

It doesn't have a recurring purpose either.

But at least semi-naked chicks are more promotive toward my good health than is a photo of the Marlboro Man.

Obama's Plan Is Working

Coal companies are on their way to being bankrupted.

And those who will suffer for it most are those who have suffered enough already - America's coal miners:
Coal company cuts 500 jobs, blames environmentalists
By Amanda Carpenter, Washington Times

Chalk up another 500 jobs to the list of jobs President Obama will need to create or save.

A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year and its CEO blames environmentalists dead-set against mountaintop mining who have waged “nuisance” lawsuits for the job loss.

But CONSOL Energy’s political problems are not unique to the mining industry, which has suffered under the Obama Administration. The Environmental Protection Agency is already holding 79 surface mining permits in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The EPA says these permits could violate the Clean Water Act and warrant "enhanced" review. And, agency went even further in October, announcing plans to revoke a permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.

The latest setback for the coal industry was announced on Tuesday when CONSOL Energy said close to 500 workers would lose jobs at their Fola Operations location near Bickmore, West Virginia in February 2010. [link]
This is only the beginning.  When Obama's EPA starts regulating CO2 emissions, existing coal-fired power plants will be at risk as well.  Economic circumstances in the coalfields will only worsen.

As planned.

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So you know, Consol Energy has a major presence over in Buchanan County (Virginia) at its Pocahontas 3 mine.  Not long ago, it employed 400 Virginians.  Soon?

To Those Who Defend Gov't Stimulus

Defend this:
Mark Penn's two firms awarded millions from stimulus for PR campaign
By Alexander Bolton, The Hill

A contract worth nearly $6 million in stimulus funds was awarded by the Obama adminstration to two firms run by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's pollster in 2008.

Federal records show that a contract worth $5.97 million, part of the $787 billion stimulus Congress passed this year, helped preserve three jobs at Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations and communications firm headed by Penn.

Burson-Marsteller won the contract to work on a public-relations campaign to advertise the national switch from analog to digital television. Nearly $2.8 million of the contract was awarded through a subcontract to Penn's polling firm, Penn, Schoen & Berland, according to federal records. [link]
You might ask what a polling firm has to do with TV technology or about creating jobs.  But don't.  The federal government doesn't care so you shouldn't either. It's just six million bucks.  Get over it.

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Memo to Obama:


For half that, I would have hired twice that.

And we'd all have been a whole lot happier.

Hope and Change, baby.

Cheer The Alternative Media

The mainstream press has faithfully carried the Democrats' water since Obama was coronated, shielding the machinations that have gone into their efforts to nationalize health care and spend us into oblivion.  And yet, despite those efforts, the American people have somehow been able to inform themselves of the particulars of the Democrats' plans. And have rejected them soundly.

NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post don't set the standard of information flow any longer.  It's a new world.

Proof:
Obama Wears Out the Welcome Mat
By John Fund, writing in the Wall Street Journal

On the very morning Senate Democrats claim to have reached a "broad agreement" on a health care bill that will allow Americans over age 55 to "buy" into Medicare, a new Quinnipiac poll shows just how little support the Senate efforts inspire among the American people.

Voters oppose the bill by 52% to 38%, and President Obama's handling of health care gets even more of a thumbs down, with 56% of those surveyed registering disapproval. By more than two to one, Americans say extending health care to the uninsured will cause their own costs to go up, and a plurality expect quality to decline as well. By 71% to 21%, voters don't think universal coverage is worth lower quality of care.

The poll also reports that President Obama's personal approval rating has fallen to 46%, an all-time low. Among independent voters, only 37% now like the job he's doing. [link]
This despite the best efforts of the press to provide Obama and his Democrats unwavering support and highly partisan reporting.

In decades past, this eventuality might have been attributed to the plan execution delivered by the Republican Party.  But, oddly, the members thereof have been largely shut out of the debate.

We have only the internet, cable news, and savvy experts to thank for the word getting out.  And thank them we should.

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A contributing factor: Did you know that bloggers post 900,000 entries to their weblogs every day, a number that would fill the New York Times for 19 yearsEvery day.

Another Creative Christmas 'Decoration'

I'll bet this one stopped traffic:


Cruel, man.