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  • Romney's Bad Advice

    10/14/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Editor
    Campaigning: The GOP front-runner for 2012 sought advice on global warming and carbon emissions from the president's current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control. Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but no coupling in our view is more bizarre than when John Holdren, now President Obama's assistant for science and technology, once advised GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on environmental policy. Holdren's bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot. He views humanity as a plague on the planet and the Industrial Revolution as...
  • Rick Perry Needn't Sweat His Global Warming Skepticism

    08/30/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 30, 2011 | Larry Bell
    Washington Post op-ed writer Richard Cohen is concerned that “Climate Change May Be Ruin of Perry Campaign.” Far less clear was whether he regards that imminent ruination to be a bad thing, or rather, a cause for celebration. There are excellent reasons to suspect the latter. Cohen doesn’t hold a very high opinion of the Texas governor, of anyone who doesn’t buy into the notion of a looming global man-made global warming disaster, or of Republicans. Referring to Perry in an Aug. 22 Washington Post article, he opined “It’s not his thinking I fear, it’s the lack of any at...
  • Romney: Humans May Not be Main Climate Change Source (Do you hear the sound of desparation yet?)

    08/25/2011 4:37:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/25/11 | j mclure
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 Republican primary front-runner status, Wednesday tweaked his position on global climate change, saying he does not know if humans are the primary cause. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, also said he would not place restrictions on carbon emissions if elected and did not favor spending heavily on climate solutions. He was asked about global warming at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and said he believed the world is getting hotter and humans contribute in some way to the change. "Do I think the world's getting hotter? Yeah,...
  • Former Wall Street Obama Backers Switch to Romney (Big wigs and power brokers for Romney)

    08/24/2011 4:40:59 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 23rd | Jessie Abrams
    A large group of 2008 Barack Obama supporters are now banking on Mitt Romney for the upcoming presidential election. That’s according to a report from Fox News that says a shift in Wall Street support could mean as much as a $150,000 boost for Romney’s campaign. “I think Romney could at least split Wall Street with Obama, which is something McCain really didn’t do,” said Charlie Gasparino, a reporter for Fox Business News. None of the expected bank presidents showed up to a recent fundraiser for President Obama, he added.
  • What Shared Sacrifice? Obamas Fly 'His & Her' Jets to Lux Vineyard Vacay

    08/19/2011 6:55:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies
    Friday, August 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    The jet-setting Obamas arrived at their $50,000 per week Martha's Vineyard vacation destination yesterday on separate taxpayer provided jets.The extravagant travel choice flies in the face of Barack Obama's war on private jet owners and his call for "shared sacrifice" to ease the exploding federal budget deficit.Michelle Obama and the two Obama daughters took what appears to be a Gulfstream jet while the president and family dog Bo flew Air Force One to a nearby airfield and were then taken by helicopter to Martha's Vineyard, according to an account by the Martha's Vineyard Gazette and other reports. No reason was...
  • Wind-Turbine Maker That Obama Praised Files for Bankruptcy

    08/05/2011 2:44:34 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Industry Week ^ | 7/1/11 | Josh Cable
    "Renewable energy isn't something pie in the sky," Obama said during a speech at Cardinal. "It's not part of a far-off future. It's happening all across America right now. " ... It can create millions of new jobs and entire new industries if we act right now." Jeff Grabner, vice president and head of the company's wind business, told the Plain Dealer earlier in the week that Cardinal had been losing business to European suppliers who had underbid Cardinal, forcing the company to trim its workforce by 15 employees a year ago.
  • Explaining the flaws in cap-and-trade

    08/03/2011 7:18:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.29.11 | Paul Mulshine
    Economist Greg Mankiw does so here and here. the virtue of market-based policies to deal with externalities is that they are more efficient than command-and-control regulations. In the case of carbon emissions and global climate change, putting a price on carbon is supposed to be a better substitute for government micromanagement. Apparently, that lesson is lost on the writers of the bill now making its way through Congress. Although the bill changes incentives by putting a price on carbon, it also offers a large dose of command-and-control regulation. Essentially, the sponsors don't seem to believe that getting incentives right is...
  • Goldman Favors Romney Over Obama in Race for Wall Street Funds

    07/17/2011 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Right Speak ^ | July16,2011
    A year after President Barack Obama signed into law the most extensive financial regulations since the Great Depression, Wall Street so far is putting its political money elsewhere. Employees of Goldman Sachs Group gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney $238,250 in the last three months, more than workers at any other company, according to a computer-assisted analysis of Federal Election Commission data. Obama took in $10,113. Four years ago, employees of New York-based Goldman gave $994,795 to Obama and $234,275 to Romney, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group. For both candidates, it was more than...
  • Hard Times Hit Carbon-Trading Markets

    07/12/2011 8:20:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | July 11, 2011 | Bonner R. Cohen
    Once seen as a potential bonanza by governments, investment bankers, and alternative energy proponents, carbon dioxide credits have become close to worthless in trading exchanges and are now being shunned by investors. A June 8 auction by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade consortium of 10 northeastern states, was a bust. Carbon dioxide permits auctioned by RGGI fetched $1.89 each, the minimum allowable bid. More than two-thirds of the 43.9 million carbon dioxide permits put up for auction went unsold. The June 8 auction was by far the most unsuccessful of the 12 sales held since RGGI began...
  • Will Republican Race’s First in Be the First Out?

    07/07/2011 7:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 7, 2011 | Jeff Zeleny
    AMES, Iowa — Tim Pawlenty was first in line to enter the Republican presidential race. He is now fighting to avoid becoming the earliest major candidate to be shown the door. No contender for the Republican nomination has followed the conventional playbook more than Mr. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota who began introducing himself two years ago during a prospecting trip to Iowa. Yet his path has been complicated by fresher faces, an unruly nominating contest and a handful of missteps that swallowed his summer momentum. The voting will not open for at least six months, but Mr. Pawlenty...
  • ARB Announces Plans to Require Major Industrial Facilities to Cut Pollution

    06/30/2011 10:19:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/30/11 | Devra Wang
    At a California Senate oversight hearing yesterday called by Senator Pavley, a joint author of the state's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), Air Resources Board Chairman Nichols reaffirmed her agency's commitment to proceed with implementation of a robust package of clean energy policies backed up with a cap-and-trade program to cut the state's emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020. Chairman Nichols also announced a major new addition to the AB 32 package - CARB will require that major industrial facilities in California, such as refineries and cement plants, implement cost-effective reduction measures that will provide significant greenhouse...
  • {California Appeals} Court says state can go ahead with cap and trade plan

    06/27/2011 12:42:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/27/11 | Rick Daysog
    The state can go ahead with its plans to cap carbon emissions by California's largest refiners, utilities and other industrial companies, under a ruling by a state appellate court on Friday. The 1st District Court of Appeals in San Francisco overruled a lower court ruling in May that ordered the California Air Resources Board to halt all work on its cap and trade program. The cap and trade program was set to begin operating in January and ARB officials had been working to develop the program's enforcement rules, oversight procedures and reporting requirements for heavy polluters.
  • Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin

    06/23/2011 5:45:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Obama is trying to use his executive powers to enforce the Dream Act even though Congress couldn’t pass the legislation. Chris Wallace lays out the details: I.C.E has announced changes to its deportation program. Agents are now specifically urged to consider whether an illegal is studying in high school or college or is serving or did serve in the military. Krauthammer says that this is outright lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration because they are doing the same thing with the Dream Act that they did with Cap and Trade, using the EPA to enforce it anyway. He...
  • Conservative groups, lawmakers officially roll out Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge

    06/22/2011 7:43:28 PM PDT · by bronxville · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/22/2011 | Amanda Carey
    After days of hype, 47 conservative organizations and more than 20 members of Congress officially announced their support for the “Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge” during a press conference Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill. It was a shining moment in the spotlight for the conservative movement. The lineup of lawmakers included Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Ron Paul of Texas, Joe Walsh of Illinois and Tom Graves of Georgia. All emphasized the need to act now to the shape country’s fiscal path...
  • EDITORIAL: U.N. climate propaganda exposed

    06/17/2011 4:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | Editorial
    Industry lobbyists behind ‘scientific’ claims in IPCC press releaseThe entire world will soon depend on renewable energy so governments ought to start subsidizing these industries immediately. So said the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report released Tuesday. The study’s conclusion was such a blockbuster that the panel issued a press release last month previewing the finding. “Close to 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows,” it proclaimed. Since this statement was supposedly based on actual scientific...
  • Newt's one-man RLC show

    06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as “message discipline,” Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night. It was classic Newt – slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion. The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57183.html#ixzz1PVO4yauY
  • Video: 'Science' czar admits Cap-and-Trade is about socialism (old but I hadn't seen it)

    06/16/2011 12:29:12 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Robert Moon
    Obama's illegal anti-science czar, John Holdren, is now officially on the record admitting that Obama's cap-and-tax economic suicide plan (devised by major Obama campaign donors like BP) is about nothing more than "spreading the wealth around." Holdren insists that it really won't annihilate our already teetering economy like everyone says (see here)...it'll just take mountains of wealth away from our economy and give it to those of developing countries (i.e., global redistribution of wealth).
  • Is Pawlenty Plenty? (Thomas Sowell)

    06/13/2011 4:11:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    KKNT ^ | June 14, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The Republicans' confused assortment of announced presidential candidates-- as well as unannounced candidates and distant possibilities of candidates-- seems to be clarifying somewhat. The withdrawal of Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, as well as the withdrawal of much of Newt Gingrich's staff, seems like a much-needed weeding-out process. Although Mitt Romney has been leading in the polls, his lead over other potential rivals has been slim. Being a "front-runner" this far ahead of next year's nominating convention would not mean much, even if Governor Romney's lead and his support were much bigger than they are. The albatross around Romney's neck...
  • Get ready for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket" (Bills go up as much as 60% by 2014)

    06/12/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 6+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Have you had a lot of fun watching the price of gasoline shoot out of sight this year at the pump? That will be just the appetizer. Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60% (via Instapundit and Newsalert): Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which...
  • EDITORIAL: John Bryson, job destroyer

    06/10/2011 10:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | The Washington Times
    President Obama’s pick to replace Gary F. Locke as commerce secretary faces an uphill Senate confirmation battle. Even before the White House handed in the name of John Bryson for the job, Senate Republicans had vowed to block any nominee over administration foot-dragging on free-trade agreements. The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. “I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation,” said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times. Mr. Bryson co-founded the...