October 20, 2012

Yesterday I stumbled into one of the movie channels and watched the last half of United 93. Truly frightening stuff, really shook me up – literally; I was shaking after the movie ended. Lots of brave folks on that flight. Just to show you how warped I am, I kept waiting for someone to ask a flight attendant for a bunch of cocktails – I know I would have needed a few. But seriously, this film should be mandatory viewing in every school, for it not only illustrates that there is, in fact, true evil in the world, but it also shows you exactly what we’re up against. To think, like the Obama administration does, that you can negotiate with such evil, shows you just how misguided the Obama foreign policy has been. The only thing the oriental mind understands is power and might – the stronger horse.

As my bro Dave noted in his comment on yesterday’s post, Mitt Romney brought the house down at the Al Smith dinner in New York on Thursday night. Whereas I thought President Obama sounded tired, weary, and not a little melancholy – although he did get some good lines in – it was Romney who sounded confident, and – dare I say it – presidential. It was clear he was having fun up and brought with him some great lines. This one, I thought, was the best:

“Speaking of Sesame Street, tonight’s dinner was brought to you by the letter ‘O’ and the number 16 trillion.”

That hit the mark, let me tell you.

Even if you’re the most rabid Obama supporter this latest news, on top of all the other green energy company failures, coming so close to the election has to give you pause. Just for the record, BTW (and courtesy of Free Republic) is the official Obama administration “Green Energy Hall of Shame”, denoting how much taxpayer money was doled out to failed green upstarts. The list, and the numbers, are mind-boggling:

Complete List of President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures
(as of Thursday, October 18th, 2012)

Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($69 million)*
AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.5 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
Abound Solar ($374 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Schneider Electric ($86 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
UniSolar ($100 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($10 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.


This was a fascinating read.

Have you seen this? It’s all over the net. Very cool, and very powerful. I’m reading The Price Of Glory, about the Battle of Verdun in World War I. Different times, I know, but what a horrific, freakin’ waste of human life. And to think in a little more than a dozen years France, Germany, and Britain would be back at it again.

I told you yesterday this was going to cause Obama problems. Just wait until Monday’s debate. I only question if Romney is up to it. He should be.

As a Arizona resident, this ruling comes as a disappointment but no surprise. Still, if you look at the bigger picture the tide is turning, and there will come a day when Planned Parenthood will be forced to operate purely by private donation, as it should be. Even though I’m a pro-life conservative who finds what PP does and stands for to be positively vile and evil, I do recognize that Roe vs. Wade is the law of the land, and they have a right to operate and provide the service they do. But that doesn’t mean the federal government or states should be imposed to financially support their work.

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