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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wisdom

As its dished out by the Roanoke Times editorial page:

"It need not be, of course. The vast majority of gun owners handle their weapons responsibly. Nevertheless, all it takes for things to go horribly wrong is a roommate getting hold of a gun or a student cracking from academic stress."

They think so highly of our fellow human beings.


Why We Must Vote

"People wonder how they're going to have a brighter future if they can't see how they are going to make it to the end of the next month."
-- Mitt Romney --



Obama has failed us.

Romney must turn things around.

The Thrill Is Gone

"If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition."
-- Barack Obama, February 2, 2009 --

It's been well over three years. He doesn't have it done.

Thus:


That proposition is now reality.

Time to take out the trash.

'Green' Madness

We need to drive Obama and his ilk from office before they spend us into oblivion.

The waste and detachment don't get any worse than this:
Energy Dept. Spends $10 Million on Water Turbine to Power 25 Houses
By Michael Sandoval. Heritage Foundation

The first underwater turbine to make use of tidal energy went live last week in Maine, supported by a $10 million investment by the Department of Energy.

The Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine’s Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Pilot Project received the Energy Department money to build, install, and operate the hydrokinetic energy conversion devices situated at the easternmost tip of the state.

The turbine, with a rated capacity of 180 kW, is expected to generate enough power for 25 to 30 homes.

The power company plans to construct a network of as many as 20 of the seafloor-mounted underwater turbines to eventually produce electricity for approximately 1,200 homes. [link]
Do the math.

Be enraged.

More 'Green' Madness

The German government, so committed to its wind and solar energy programs - both proving to be wildly fluctuating and inefficient - is forcing fossil fuel plant owners to not shut down and to continue to operate at a loss so as to keep providing intermittent power when the other two fail.

As they are.  Failing.

Only in EnviroBizarroWorld.

The lesson Democrats (like Nutcake Tim Kaine) in this country need to learn:

"Germany ... has gone more aggressively down the renewables route than any other country in the world. Having poured hundreds of billions of euros in subsidies into wind and solar power, making its electricity bills almost the highest in Europe, the picture that Germany presents is, on paper, almost everything the most rabid greenie could want. Last year, its wind turbines already had 29GW of capacity, equivalent to a quarter of Germany’s average electricity demand. But because these turbines are even less efficient than our own, their actual output averaged only 5GW, and most of the rest had to come from grown-up power stations, ready to supply up to 29GW at any time and then switch off as the wind picked up again."

That could be us.  If we let the Democrats continue taking us down that path.

Let's not.

Vote November 6.

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Meanwhile, here in this country, in response to the news that "within the next three to five years, more than 200 [very reliable and much more efficient] coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas," "Gaius" has this:
Look, folks, I am in this field. I have been for more than 30 years. Losing 36,000 MWs of the most cost-efficient generation capacity in the US is a disaster. You have no idea how bad the increases are going to be. They will be disastrous to the individual energy consumers and apocalyptic to large users – those who create jobs.

I shudder to think of what this is going to do to grid reliability as well. A lot of those coal plants help support the grid during disruptions. They regularly provide both energy and MVARs (Mega Volt-Ampere Reactive) that keep the grid from collapsing when large loads are added or lost. (That’s about as simple as I can make it and still be understood.) Losing these stabilizers will make it very hard to hold the grid. I pity the load dispatchers.

Trust me, people, this is a very big, very bad thing that is happening as a direct result of Barack Obama’s war on coal.
What in God's name are these people doing to us?

When George W. Bush Ain't Around To Blame ...

... the Obama administration is left on its own.

And the result ain't pretty:

White House narrative on Libya all but collapsed

It's Fox News's fault.

Paul Ryan?

Sarah Palin?

Linsay Lohan?

YouTube?

Jock itch?

He Didn't Care For It Anyway

So what if the Egyptians decided to rip it up and burn it.


He preferred his anyway:


It shows his true stripes.

Damn Them Both

This is rich.  CNN is playing the victim and is wanting to know why the government is "shooting the messenger."  The messenger being CNN.  Like CNN wasn't there in the front row ridiculing Jennifer Flowers when she came forward with news that Bill Clinton was cheating on Hillary.  And attacking Lucianne Goldberg when she reported him screwing one of his young employees in the Oval Office. And going after the National Enquirer when it broke the John Edwards Tryst story.  And going after Standard & Poors last year for downgrading America's credit rating while their guy was in office.

Now the tables are turned.

Listen to the folks at CNN whine:
US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens' diary
By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer

Los Angeles (AP) — CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday.

The news channel, in a story posted online Saturday, said that it found a journal belonging to Stevens four days after he died in a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Three other Americans also were killed.

CNN broke a pledge to the late ambassador's family that it wouldn't report on the diary, said State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In a blistering statement, Reines called CNN's actions "indefensible."

The channel said in the story online that it took "newsworthy tips" from Stevens' diary and confirmed them with other sources. Citing an unidentified source "familiar with Stevens' thinking," CNN said that the ambassador was concerned about security threats in Benghazi and a "rise in Islamic extremism."

In a statement Saturday, CNN defended its use of the journal's contents and asked "why is the State Department now attacking the messenger."

"CNN did not initially report on the existence of a journal out of respect for the family, but we felt there were issues raised in the journal which required full reporting, which we did," the channel said.

The public has a right to know what CNN learned from "multiple sources" about fears and warnings of a terror threat before the Benghazi attack, the channel said, "which are now raising questions about why the State Department didn't do more to protect Ambassador Stevens and other U.S. personnel."

Stevens' family was informed within hours about the discovery of the journal, a hard-bound book that included seven handwritten pages. It was returned to them via a third party, according to CNN's online story.

An Italian official took control of the diary from CNN in Benghazi at the State Department's request, and it is en route back to Stevens' family, the department said.

"Given the truth of how this was handled, CNN patting themselves on the back is disgusting," Reines said in his statement. [link]
I say, Boo Freaking Hoo.

And a plague on both their houses.

Obama's government - as is its custom - is trying to deflect criticism for its having done nothing to protect our ambassador in Libya - nothing - from harm. As is made clear in the diary left in the rubble of the burned-out consulate building.

It'll get no sympathy from me.

But to watch CNN play the victim is rather entertaining.

Unseemly.

But entertaining.

The people who made the decision to lift information from Ambassador Stevens' private journal - after his murder - and not report the source is wrong. Totally wrong. And to not return the journal to his family until it had gleaned everything from it the cable channel's reporters could was reprehensible.

It's worth remembering, though, that it wasn't CNN that created conditions that allowed for an American ambassador and his staff to be totally defenseless in a hostile Muslim land on 9/11. It was Hillary.

So a plague on both their houses.

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Not that the journal provided CNN with any useful insight:

Despite Having Ambassador's Journal That Suggests Otherwise, CNN Continues to Blame Anti-Islam Film For Attack in Libya

They see what they want to see.

May God have mercy.