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    Al-Jazeera and Green Peace Unite Against Keystone Pipeline

    Al Jazeera, arguably the most terrorist-friendly news station after MSNBC, has offered some thoughts on the proposed Keystone Pipeline which will bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the United States. Calling it a “pipeline of poison,” writer Dahr Jamail makes the case that the project will be an environmental catastrophe. Quite a shocker that the media outlet of choice in the middle | Read More »

    Does Solyndra Lobbyist See Similarities in Romney and Obama?

    Alex Mistri is managing director of The Glover Park Group who describe themselves as “an independent, strategic communications firm that delivers research-driven, targeted campaigns that draw attention, shape opinions and inspire action.” Recently, part of that advocacy was aimed at “congressional outreach” on behalf of the well known and now bankrupt company, Solyndra. In the third quarter of this year, Mistri was one of a group | Read More »

    Donors, Bundlers, and Obama Allies Secure $1 Billion in Loans, Export Jobs to Finland

    The Obama administration has been taking heat for some time now regarding the bankruptcy of solar panel company Solydra, which received $500 million in loans from the U.S. government. Claims from President Obama were that some failures were bound to happen, such is the risk of business: “We knew from the start that the loan guarantee program was going to entail some risk by definition,” | Read More »

    Biden: Opposition to the Jobs Bill Would End if Republicans Would Just Get Raped

    The new tone makes an appearance from the mouth of Vice President Joe Biden who believes that the opposition to the jobs bill would understand its importance if only they’d been raped or at least been held up at gun point. In 2009, we were told that failure to pass a government stimulus bill would result in further job losses.  In 2011, failure  to pass | Read More »

    I Support Occupy Wall Street

    I support Occupy Wall Street.  And not in the ironic way that I’m sure many would assume upon reading that sentence.  I literally support their protest and their desire to influence the political discourse.  In fact, I want them to influence the political discourse.  I want them push their ideas and have them heard by politicians whose hearts beat for the same reasons.  I want | Read More »

    Environmentalists Battle Lawn Mowing

    Environmentalists are up in arms and going to court to try to prevent the mowing of grass taking place around the future site of the Keystone XL Pipeline, an oil pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with Gulf Coast refineries. The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth have filed a lawsuit making the charge that the mowing of grass along | Read More »

    Pelosi: “Republicans Will Allow Women to Die on the Floor”

    Nancy Pelosi has taken hyperbolic statements to a new level today with this sound bite.   For Democrats, preventing federal funding from being used to pay for abortions, something specifically refuted as a possibility during the healthcare reform debates, will produce this result. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a new bill that would allow federally-funded hospitals that oppose abortions to refuse | Read More »

    Herman Cain is Losing Me

    I am a witness to defeat being snatched from the jaws of victory. I’ve written on Rick Perry before and expressed that he is a candidate that I can support. I’d also previously expressed an interest in Sarah Palin, Chris Christie & Herman Cain. Sarah and Chris aren’t running obviously, and last night I got a deeper insight into who Herman Cain is. I find | Read More »

    Forget Oil…We Can Power Our Country with a Something Box…Like..Forever.

    The Keystone pipeline has a lot going for it.  The case for it is construction is strong and most reasonable people are for it. As Steve Maley noted: Opponents of the Keystone XL project might think they’re saving the environment by blocking the line. Not so. Without the line, Canadians will sell the oil to the Chinese, who will export the oil in tankers. Without | Read More »

    EPA Shutting Three of its Doors Permanently for $300,000 Savings

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suddenly on the side of budget restraint and savings and wants you to know that they are looking out for your dollar: The Environmental Protection Agency is shuttering three staff-only entrances at its Washington headquarters starting this weekend as part of a “budget-driven decision to reduce expenses” for building security, according to an e-mail sent to agency staffers in recent days. | Read More »

    Obama Administration Continued to Throw Money at Solyndra After Loan Default

    “Exactly what did the White House know and when did they know it?” It’s a pretty simple question and one that you would think is on the lips of every reporter that has the opportunity to ask a question of the Press Secretary or President Obama would be asking about the failed Solar company Solydnra which received over $500 million in loans from the U.S. | Read More »

    EPA Calls Compliance with Own Law “Absurd or Impossible” and Requests 230k New Employees

    You may have read my recent post reporting that the EPA will be responsible for over 1.4 million job losses over the next 7 years.  In that environment, I suppose bureaucratic hires is the closest one can get to good jobs news when it comes to that big government dream agency known as the Environmental Protection Agency. DailyCaller: The EPA is asking taxpayers to fund up to 230,000 | Read More »

    President Obama Blames Texas Wildfires on Global Warming

    The great green culprit is back, and this time it’s setting Texas on fire!  At least that’s what President Obama wants you to believe. At a fundraiser in California Sunday (from which he apparently excluded the press), he seized the opportunity of one of the worst catastrophes in Texas history to score some political points.  If George Bush didn’t care about black people, Barack Obama certainly seems to have | Read More »

    I Need a Hero.

    Last night’s debate has left me frustrated and disappointed. Putting aside for a moment that at times, the debate audiences are living embodiments of lefty stereotypes by applauding people dying without insurance and booing gay soldiers, the fact is this was supposed to be our election. President Obama has lurched us so far to the left of mainstream American values as to make his re-election the fevered | Read More »

    GM Gets $45 Billion in Tax Breaks?

    Tonight, while the moderators are undoubtedly going to spend a lot of time peppering our GOP candidates with questions that serve only to divide them, I hope that someone will follow up on a point that Newt Gingrich made on the September 12th debate. I was astonished the other night to have the President there in the joint session with the head of GE sitting | Read More »