January 21, 2012

How Liberals Use Solar Power

This is just another example of the corruption in the Obama administration. Even though the administration does not have a clue of how economic development works in the private sector, it is is not gross ineptitude and incompetence at work here. Rather, everything is a campaign promise and public policy is implemented on a wink-and-a-nod basis.

Solyndra executives donated big bucks to Obama's presidential campaign and in return received $535 million in federal backed loans.
Shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama administration to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser, a key Obama backer who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the president’s election campaign, is one of Solyndra’s primary investors. Kaiser himself donated $53,500 to Obama’s 2008 election campaign, split between the DSCC and Obama For America. Kaiser also made several visits to the White House and appeared at some White House events next to Obama officials.

Campaign finance records show Kaiser and Solyndra executives and board members donated $87,050 total to Obama’s election campaign.

And now, just two years after securing a half-billion-dollar federal loan, Solyndra has said that it will declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
And of course the taxpayer is left holding the bag. That's how these things work.
After filing for bankruptcy last year, Fremont solar company Solyndra still owes American taxpayers half a billion dollars. But CBS 5 caught them destroying millions of dollars worth of parts.

Here ya go. They treat this like an agricultural program where you bump up the price of a commodity by buying millions of tons of it, like corn or pork bellies, and then letting it rot - anything to keep it off the market so the supply stays artificially low. The thing is, solar panels don't rot ... you have to destroy them.

The venality of Obama and his enablers is beyond belief.

 Dear Lord, remove the blinders from their eyes and help this Nation realize the hideous mistake they made in electing this foul creature to high office.

Obama's Favorite Flavor - Flunky Monkey

From Powerline:
In an ominous development for the Obama administration, Patrick Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, has told the House Oversight Committee that he will assert his privilege against self-incrimination rather than testify before the committee next week. DOJ officials in Washington evidently have blamed Cunningham for the fact that they provided false information to Congress in what appears to be an effort to cover up the Fast and Furious scandal.

Flunky Pat Cunningham, shown above in happier times, is the second highest ranking DoJ official in Arizona. His lawyer just informed Rep. Issa and his House Oversight Committee that Cunningham will not be testifying before them and instead will exercise his Constitutional right not to pull the trigger on his own firing squad. Look for frenzied negotiations between Issa's Committee and Cunningham's attorney. Now that he has had a target pinned to his back by Holder, Cunningham may be willing to spill his guts - if the proper assurances are made.

There is a Great Fecal Disturbance brewing in Washington. Holder has to be taking massive amounts of IMODIUM® A-D in order not to be crapping his pants. No wonder Bill Daley fled the White House for the comparative safety of Chicago.

January 19, 2012

I keep humming this little ditty.

But What Happened To The Bronze Thong?

Now that's a fine looking ...

BRITISH police arrested a 66-year-old man today over claims that a buttock from a bronze statue of Saddam Hussein was illegally removed from Iraq.

He was held on suspicion of breaching the 2003 Iraq Sanctions Order, which bans the exportation of "illegally removed Iraqi cultural property," including items of archaeological, historical, cultural, or religious importance.

The two-foot (0.6m) piece of metal was picked up in Baghdad by a former soldier from Britain's elite SAS regiment, Nigel "Spud" Ely, 52, after he witnessed US Marines drag the statue down following the fall of the Iraqi leader.

He brought it back to Britain and put it up for auction last year, although it failed to reach its reserve price of £250,000 ($390,000).

January 18, 2012

Jimmy Carter - That Subtlety Of Dementia

"No thanks, I can change my Depends myself."

It's about time the guys in the white coats grabbed this drooling, empty peanut shell of a man and dragged his quivering ass off to a Georgia nursing home.

From Mediate:
In a preview of Wednesday’s Piers Morgan Tonight, former President Jimmy Carter surprised host Piers Morgan with his somewhat blunt (by mainstream media standards) assessment of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Speaking of Gingrich’s standing ovation moment at Monday night’s debate, President Carter told Morgan “I think (Gingrich) has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia.”

“Really?” Morgan exclaimed as Carter spoke, later adding, “That’s a pretty serious charge to level at Newt Gingrich, that he’s being racist.”

“I’m not saying he’s racist, but he knows the subtle words to use to appeal to a racist group,” Carter responded.
H/T to Weasel Zippers

Manchester Alert

The exalting, prancing fool pictured above has just stepped outside a British courtroom in Manchester where he was given a slap on the wrist for nearly nearly beating a man to death. His accomplice in the assault, classified as Grievous Bodily Harm or GBH by the British criminal justice system, received a similar sentence.

From the UK Telegraph:
Gang members walk free from court after leaving man for dead

Daniel Chrapkowski and Thomas Lane celebrated outside Manchester Crown Court after they were given non-custodial sentences for their part in a vicious assault which left an innocent man for dead.

The pair, both 24, were in a drunken gang that attacked Joseph O'Reilly after he challenged them about kicking over wheelie bins in the street.

The victim, also 24, had been walking home with his girlfriend when he spotted the thugs scattering rubbish all over the road.

When he asked them: "what on earth are you doing," the gang turned on him. During the attack one of the gang boasted: "I've just been let out for GBH" before Mr O'Reilly was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head.

He was knocked unconscious, suffered a fractured jaw and bleeding to the brain and spent a month in hospital where he had a metal plate fitted into his face. He is now wary of going out in public.

At Manchester Crown Court, tattooed Chrapkowski of Nangreave Road, Offerton, Stockport was given a 12 months suspended prison term, a two month electronic tag and ordered to complete 160 hours unpaid work after he admitted causing grievous bodily harm

Grievous Bodily Harm is very similar to aggravated assault here in the US. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, in NY he most likely would have been charged with at least Assault 2nd, a Class C Violent Felony with a sentence of from one to five and one-half years.

This is the other cowardly, drunken, vicious predator, Thomas Lane, upon his release from Manchester Crown Court.
All three thugs later claimed they attacked Mr O'Reilly in self defence.

In mitigation for jobless Chrapkowski, defence counsel Miss Katie Jones said: "He is extremely remorseful and wishes to apologise to the court. It is extremely out of character in a misguided attempt to protect his friend. "

For sign writer Lane, Paul Hodgkinson said: "He accepts he had been out drinking and engaging in tomfoolery - kicking around bins and that they were confronted.

"He became embroiled in an argument with a member of the public which he shouldn't have done but that mischief doesn't cross the custody threshold."
Whatever you do, don't ask anyone anything about dustbins in Manchester. They might kill you and just walk away free.

January 16, 2012

Why New York's Gun Laws Are Insane

They were written by a madman.

From The NY Post:
Recent months have seen a former Marine from Indiana, a Tea Party activist from California and a nurse from Tennessee all arrested and charged in New York City for possession of firearms they had legal permits to carry back home. All were “nabbed” when they naively sought to check the weapon with security.

These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.

The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.
Big Tim used the gangs to intimidate voters so they behaved as expected at the polls. And if opposition candidates got roughed, well, that's all right too. Problem was, the gangs were shooting up the City, so Big Tim got the State to pass restrictive weapons laws.

The Tammany Tiger needed to rein in the gangs without completely crippling them. Enter Big Tim with the perfect solution: Ostensibly disarm the gangs — and ordinary citizens, too — while still keeping them on the streets.

In fact, he gave the game away during the debate on the bill, which flew through Albany: “I want to make it so the young thugs in my district will get three years for carrying dangerous weapons instead of getting a sentence in the electric chair a year from now.”

Sullivan knew the gangs would flout the law, but appearances were more important than results. Young toughs took to sewing the pockets of their coats shut, so that cops couldn’t plant firearms on them, and many gangsters stashed their weapons inside their girlfriends’ “bird cages” — wire-mesh fashion contraptions around which women would wind their hair.

Ordinary citizens, on the other hand, were disarmed, which solved another problem: Gangsters had been bitterly complaining to Tammany that their victims sometimes shot back at them.
Federal studies estimate that armed citizens use firearms over a million times a year to protect themselves. Most of these instances involve the display of a weapon rather then the actual discharge of a projectile. Of course in NY State these numbers are lower.
Meanwhile, savor the irony of an edict written by a corrupt politician to save his bad guys from the electric chair’s now being used against law-abiding citizens from other states.

And the rest of the story? Big Tim was already suffering from tertiary syphilis when he wrote his law. He went mad soon thereafter and was sent to a sanitarium in 1912. He eventually escaped. His severed body was found on railroad tracks in The Bronx in August 1913.

The dedicated lifelong “public servant” left behind an estate valued at more than $2 million.
Apparently State Senator Tim Sullivan and Al Capone had something else in common besides tertiary syphilis, they were both thieves.

Save The Rain Forest ...And Kerry Kennedy's Checking Account

Scratch a Kennedy and you get - a Kennedy.
Activist Kerry Kennedy apparently has more than just a humanitarian interest in the outcome of the trial over the environmental damages caused to Ecuadorian rain forests.

It was revealed today that Ms Kennedy, who is the ex-wife of Governor Andrew Cuomo and former president John F. Kennedy's niece, has a financial stake in the contentious legal battle.

Ms Kennedy has spoken out against oil company Chevron and the damages that their predecessors caused to the tropical wildlife in Ecuador, using her famous name and position as a human rights activist to drum up support for the Ecuadorians involved in the 16-year-long legal battle.

Local courts recently ordered Chevron to pay $18billion in damages-which the company is now appealing- and if the decision is upheld, $40 million of that money could go straight to Ms Kennedy.
Yes, those bribe-proof pillars of integrity - the Ecuadorian government - just hit the jackpot. And of course Kennedy was whored out hired for her mad legal skills. In 2009 she penned the following immortal words.
'The jungle is a tangle of oil slicks, festering sludge, and rusted pipeline...'
Words well worth the cost, they gave me a Chris Matthews shudder/tingle that knocked my socks off and left my shoes on. I'll never look at festering sludge the same way without thinking of Kerry Kennedy.
Just a few months after penning the article, she was paid $50,000 by the lead attorney in the case against Chevron, Steven Donziger.

'Kerry Kennedy, daughter of RFK and human rights lawyer, is coming to Ecuador... This could give us a real boost... Will cost money, but not much,' an internal email to the legal team read in October 2009 just before The Huffington Post article.
Throw in a bottle of scotch and her Uncle Ted will return from the grave to point an accusing, boozy finger and maybe grope a waitress.
The budget of the legal team also says that she was due to receive $10,000 per month in 2010 and $40,000 to cover additional expenses.

She is also allotted a 0.25 per cent stake in the financial outcome of the court case. That means that if the recent demand that the company pay $18 billion is upheld, Ms Kennedy will be walking away with $40 million.

In addition to using her Kennedy name, the legal team was clear that they hoped that her close ties to New York politics would help their fight against Chevron.

Not only was Ms Kennedy's father a former New York senator {Robert Kennedy~sig94}, but she and current governor Cuomo were married for 13 years and have three daughters together.

Though their divorce was notoriously acrimonious- it was rumored that Mr Cuomo walked in on Ms Kennedy mid-tryst with a married family friend- she surely could have some influence in getting state government officials to call her back.
Yep, she's a Kennedy.

January 15, 2012

The Broncos Defense Never Showed Up

We are not a Denver Broncos family fan club, never have been. As a matter of fact we always enjoyed seeing the Broncos get pasted. But we do like this Tebow kid, we like him a lot. So it was with great anticipation that we tuned into the Broncos/Patriots game expecting to witness a shoulder pad-clad gladiatorial spectacle. The 49er's/Saints game was certainly exciting and we were hoping for the same.

Needless to say we were disappointed. But even more disappointing is the reaction concerning this young QB. The criticism is astounding and baseless. He is and will be the QB for the Broncos. He certainly does have the qualities of a good NFL QB and he will only get better. I haven't seen anyone scramble and rifle a pass like he does since Joe Montana.

He is a quarterback, not a cornerback. In no way was he responsible for the Patriots scoring 45 points. All the credit for that goes to the Patriots QB who did a magnificent job of picking the Broncos defense to pieces, setting the pieces on fire and then stomping them out. And of course the Patriot offensive line and offensive coordinator gets a whole lot of credit also. But the QB is the person who embodies the offensive effort and he is the one who receives the blame/glory. For better or worse that's the way it goes. I expected a better game, a better effort - not a blow out.

Football is a team sport and as a team the Broncos disappointed me.  Tebow didn't.