Archive for 23 Aug 2012

…is not so rewarding apparently.
Here’s an essay from someone that recently left one of those “green” jobs that the liberals in this country are hell bent on forcing down everyone’s throats. It’s a fine example of liberal stupidity and the fact that green energy is for the detriment of man kind in order for it to prevail. 

Pay particular attention to the costs associated with green energy vs. the traditional coal, and hydroelectricity.

I had a green job
By Deborah Sloan

Mitt Romney has recently taken fire not only from the Obama campaign but even from some left-leaning Republicans, for his rightful criticism of Obama’s destructive “green jobs” programs.  Not only is Mr. Romney right to criticize these programs — and his position supported by many economic studies — but in fact the situation is even worse than anything suggested by these criticisms. Green jobs are destroying the abilities and spirits of a whole generation of engineers. I should know. I was one of those engineers.

In 2008 I completed my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford and took a “Green Job” with a solar company. Excitingly, it seemed to match the green rhetoric–to have potential to create the incredible value of cleaner, cheaper energy.

Unfortunately, the more I learned about my job and industry, the more I realized they were fundamentally flawed.

Management said we would be competitive with oil and gas once we manufactured panels for $1.00/watt. But as a mechanical engineer, I learned most of solar’s cost is not panels themselves but “balance of system” (BOS) components like DC to AC converters, wiring, and structural mounting, adding about $3.00/watt for a best-case total of $4.00/watt. Coal and hydroelectric systems cost as low as $2.10/watt and $1.00/watt, respectively. Ifound no evidence that solar’s BOS costs would decrease meaningfully.

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It’s Thursday and it’s time for a little booty call!
Enjoy!

 

 

 

Here’s today’s reading list.

 

…and the deficit not related. If all things being equal, had the Bush tax cuts occured and nothing else, no TARP, no added spending, wars, etc., we’d still be enjoying the surpluses from the Clinton years. So when you hear the liberal idiot talking heads complaining about the Bush tax cuts and their affect on the economy, your bullshit detector should be screaming at you.

You need to go to the linked site where there is an array of chart fu, with explanations, that are well done.

The Democrats always want to blame Bush for the deficits due to the tax cuts that were enacted in 2001 and 2003 and then extended in 2010. And this analysis puts to rest that what really happened was not a result of those tax cuts. Those tax cuts actually paid for themselves and then some.

All these asshole politicians are lying scum, but the degree of the lying and hypocrisy from the left is astronomical when the two are compared.

The Truth Behind the Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit

The question of the Bush Tax cuts ‘causing’ the deficits, and hence the ‘need’ to increase taxes on the ‘wealthy’ is one which Democrats spend many evenings discussing.  Clearly, Bush was an insane tax-cutter without any good ideas and caused every problem mankind faces today, and frankly every problem we’ve faced for the last 40 years.  He was just that bad.

However, a non-partisan look at the cuts indicates something quite different.  On a standalone basis, taking out all other additional spending programs from the last 11 years, what we find is the tax cuts paid for themselves, and then some.  In other words, the issue isn’t the cuts.  The issue is all the additional spending which took place after the cuts.  To be completely honest, and completely fair, not all the spending was by Bush, either.  In fact, most of it was voted on with bipartisan support.  Very little could be said to be purely Bush-related, let alone Republican-related.

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This country is turning into the Soviet Union more and more every day. Our freedoms are being continually eroded in the name of ‘security’ and the public safety.

The TSA has moved beyond the airports and are now in bus terminals, train stations, and are now expanding into areas that are not even related to transportation.

Now they are moving into the streets of America.
When will it end?
When will the assholes in Congress step in and stop the DHS’ takeover of America?

This is starting to look more and more like a Soviet style police state.
I’m fucking tired of it and our douche bags in Congress need to be tossed out on their collective asses if they don’t stop this in its tracks. Defund TSA, fire Napolitano’s ass. fire Obama, fire them all.

TSA Rifles Through Bags, Conducts Pat Downs At Paul Ryan Event

Government agents moving out of airports and into the streets
Steve Watson

For some time we have been warning that the TSA is systematically moving beyond the nation’s airports and conducting operations on the streets of America.

The latest example of this kind of activity occurred at an event organized by Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate Paul Ryan this past weekend in The Villages, Florida.

The Shark Tank blog reports that TSA officers showed up alongside Secret Service and the local Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and proceeded to do what they do like no one else does.

“A big WTF is in order here.” the blog notes, adding “We heard that the TSA was going to expand its ummm, ‘reach,’ but to assist in political campaigns is quite the jump in broadening their ‘transportation security horizons.’”

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…now a central issue in the Romney campaign.

This is sure to make the liberal tree hugger’s heads explode.

I’d keep hammering away at the failed green jobs initiatives that the SCOAMF has been pushing from day one. Easy pickings.

I say, drill here, drill now, drill everywhere.

Romney to declare goal of North American energy independence by 2020
Steve Holland

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will lay out policies on Thursday aimed at achieving North American energy independence by 2020 by pursuing a sharp increase in production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and off the U.S. coast.

Romney is to unveil his plan at a truck and supply business in Hobbs, New Mexico, as he seeks to draw a sharp contrast between his energy policies and those of President Barack Obama and detail in part how he would rekindle job growth in the United States.

His emphasis on the economy amounts to an effort to return the campaign to the central issue Romney believes is most critical in the November 6 election and the key to a victory for him.The economic debate has to a certain extent been sidelined in recent days by controversial remarks about rape by a Senate Republican candidate in Missouri, Todd Akin, who Romney has denounced.

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