Obama Spends $967 Million to Create 10 Solar Energy Jobs

President Barack Obama has spent billions of taxpayer dollars trying to kill the oil industry in favor of green energy.  The shutdown of Solyndra has become the poster child of Obama’s failed green energy program.

So perhaps Obama will start touting the success of the Aqua Caliente Solar Project in Yuma, Arizona.  Yuma is one of the sunniest places in America averaging 350 sunny days a year out 365.  Located in the Lower Sonoran Desert in the southwestern corner of Arizona, there are miles of open and nearly barren desert, making it an ideal place to build the world’s largest solar panel power generating system.

Aqua Caliente Solar Project covers nearly 2,400 acres of desert land.  Its construction took several years and is projected to produce 350 MW of power, enough to service about 225,000 homes in California.  President Obama helped secure $967 million in federal loans for the construction and start-up of ACSP.  Currently, Aqua Caliente has 10 permanent employees, which means that it cost US taxpayers nearly $100 million per permanent job.

Perhaps I should note at this point that Yuma has an unemployment rate of 26.1%, one of the highest, if not the highest in the nation.  Aqua Caliente is supposed to be completed later this year and at that time they plan on having 16 permanent jobs at the facility which still means it cost taxpayers $60.4 million per job.

Now contrast Yuma with Midland, Texas.  Midland sits on top of a huge shale oil and uses fracking to extract the oil. Between 2009 and 2011, the Texas town saw a 25% increase per capita income which is more than three times the national average.  What is the unemployment rate in Midland you ask?  Try 2.9% unemployment, the lowest of any metro area in the nation.  How much in federal guaranteed loans did Midland get?  After a little research, I couldn’t find any.
Read more at http://lastresistance.com/5226/obama-spends-967-million-create-10-solar-energy-jobs/#843ydkKlQgL6E6ex.99

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You’d think American foreign policy couldn’t sink any lower than standing by while Vladimir Putin re-conquers the Warsaw Pact nations. Then you’ve underestimated Barack Obama’s incompetence.

Whatever happened, an “intimate” evening planned for Obama and Abdullah was abruptly cancelled after a two-hour meeting between the two leaders. A meeting intended to “mend fences” between the two men.

Source http://hennessysview.com/2014/03/28/king-abdullah-kicks-obama-saudia-arabia/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+hennessysview%2FXahR+%28Hennessy%27s+View%29&mc_eid=62bc29e2d2&mc_cid=8b871fb567

And In case you wonder why King Abdullah gave Obama the boot.  Check out this article from Gulf News.com

Puzzling mood ahead of Obama visit to Riyadh
Seasoned monarch will attempt to gauge whether America’s traditional alliance with Saudi Arabia is no longer valid.

Beirut: US President Barack Obama will probably hear an earful when he meets King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on Friday.
From Iran to Syria and from Egypt to the tacit US support to the Muslim Brotherhood, which Riyadh declared a terrorist organisation, the two men and their advisers will cover the gamut.
Little will be left to chance, as the seasoned monarch will attempt to gauge what motivates Washington under this administration, and whether America’s traditional alliance with Saudi Arabia was no longer valid.
Above all else, the Saudi ruler would want to know whether Obama would satisfy himself by eavesdropping on everyone’s conversations, or whether he may be ready to stand with those who strive to ensure regional stability and guarantee the area’s security.

Read more at Gulf News.com


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‘Obama tells Europe that conservatism is coupled to Putin’

President Barack Obama used his set-piece speech in Europe on Wednesday to couple Vladimir Putin’s crudely nationalist takeover of Crimea with the increasingly popular opposition to his big-government, progressive agenda.

“Casual indifference [to President Vladimir Putin's attack on Crimea]… would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century,” he declared.

Progressive “ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power… Often this alternative vision roots itself in the notion that by virtue of race or faith or ethnicity, some are inherently superior to others and that individual identity must be defined by us versus them,” he claimed.

Throughout his speech, Obama contrasted progressives’ supposedly universalist ideals with conservatives’ ideal of smaller governments that are tailored to the preferences of their unique populations.

The progressive ideals include the “United Nations and a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international law and the means to enforce those laws,” he said.

The universalist ideals should also trump local self-government, he said. “We know that there will always be intolerance, but instead of fearing the immigrant, we can welcome him,” he told his European audience, which is increasingly preoccupied with the difficult task of integrating tens of millions of unassimilated and unemployed immigrants — many of whom are Muslim.

“Instead of targeting our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, we can use our laws to protect their rights,” Obama said, without bothering to explain why policy goals adopted by gay advocates should be accepted as universal legal rights by the other 96 percent of society.

“We can insist on policies that benefit the many, not just the few,” Obama added, while speaking to his elite audience of government leaders.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/26/obama-tells-europe-that-conservatism-is-coupled-to-putin/#ixzz2xEGD0j5L

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Liberals Disgusted with Obama

So now we see Obama throwing the Liberals under the bus.  Check out this video from the Young Turks and the related article from HuffPo.  Sounds like they are admitting he’s a failure.  Please let me know what you think.  Andrew

Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia was putting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a surprising thing for an American president to say. The fate of Soviet Communism taught many people to be wary of invoking History as if it were one’s special friend or teammate. But Obama doubtless felt comfortable because he was quoting himself. “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent,” he said in his 2009 inaugural address, “know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” In January 2009 and again in March 2014, Obama was speaking to the world as its uncrowned leader.

For some time now, observers – a surprisingly wide range of them — have been saying that Barack Obama seems more like a king than a president. Leave aside the fanatics who think he is a “tyrant” of unparalleled powers and malignant purpose. Notions of that sort come easily to those who look for them; they are predigested and can safely be dismissed. But the germ of a similar conclusion may be found in a perception shared by many others. Obama, it is said, takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch — a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. He sees himself, in short, as the holder of a dignified office to whom Americans and others may feel naturally attuned.

A large portion of his experience of the presidency should have discouraged that idea. Obama’s approval ratings for several months have been hovering just above 40%. But whatever people may actually think of him, the evidence suggests that this has indeed been his vision of the presidential office — or rather, his idea of his function as a holder of that office. It is a subtle and powerful fantasy, and it has evidently driven his demeanor and actions, as far as reality permitted, for most of his five years in office.

What could have given Obama such a strange perspective on how the American political system was meant to work? Let us not ignore one obvious and pertinent fact. He came to the race for president in 2007 with less practice in governing than any previous candidate. At Harvard Law School, Obama had been admired by his professors and liked by his fellow students with one reservation: in an institution notorious for displays of youthful pomposity, Obama stood out for the self-importance of his “interventions” in class. His singularity showed in a different lightwhen he was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review – the first law student ever to hold that position without having published an article in a law journal. He kept his editorial colleagues happy by insisting that the stance of the Review need not be marked by bias or partisanship. It did not have to be liberal or conservative, libertarian or statist. It could be “all of the above.”

This pattern — the ascent to become presider-in-chief over large projects without any encumbering record of commitments — followed Obama into a short and uneventful legal career, from which no remarkable brief has ever been cited. In an adjacent career as a professor of constitutional law, he was well liked again, though his views on the most important constitutional questions were never clear to his students. The same was true of his service as a four-term Illinois state senator, during which he castan unusual number of votes in the noncommittal category of “present” rather than “yea” or “nay.” Finally, the same pattern held during his service in the U.S. Senate, where, from his first days on the floor, he was observed to be restless for a kind of distinction and power normally denied to a junior senator.

Read more at The Huffington Post

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Suppose you were a committed leftist revolutionary who somehow got elected president of center-right America.

Suppose you were great at making speeches, but little else. You masked your socialist agenda in the appealing rhetoric of fairness and justice, but secretly loathed the American system of constitutional government and free-market capitalism.

Suppose you also had developed into a pathological narcissist with an absurdly grandiose view of yourself and almost no tolerance for criticism and disagreement. Suppose your ego was so fragile, your worldview so distorted, your mind so angry beneath your charismatic exterior, and your self-image of being a divinely gifted leader now in danger of disintegrating in the light and heat of mounting geopolitical turmoil and your own stunning failures as president.

Suppose, in short, you were Barack Obama.

To “stay the course” you were on – of forcing hardcore socialism on an unwilling capitalist country, despite mounting cries for you to stop – you would need help. A very special kind of help.

Before we get there, let’s just tighten our zoom and focus a little more closely on Obama’s current situation:

As of 2014, a great many people who supported him say they regret their vote. America’s economy is still in shambles and its standing in the world arguably worse. The “Affordable Care Act” has been an unqualified catastrophe with millions losing health insurance and tens of millions more expected this year.

Yet Obama feigns confidence in his programs, lies as easily as breathing and always seems to be playing golf, vacationing or fundraising. He admits he is lazy. He openly boasts about legislating from the Oval Office, refusing to work with Congress as the Constitution requires. Indeed, he doesn’t even like people, as former aide Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the highly influential progressive Center for American Progress, shockingly revealed. “The truth is,” Tanden said of the increasingly insular president, “Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/meet-the-most-powerful-woman-in-america/#Zkbx7YMIPFKfo6Ib.99

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Jimmy Carter on NSA – ” My Own Communications Are Probably Monitored ” – Meet The Press Interview

Former President Jimmy Carter was on “Meet The Press” with Andrea Mitchell and revealed his own actions in response to government monitoring of electronic communications:

“I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored; and when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the Post Office and mail it, because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”

The only people on the face of the earth who might be interested in what Jimmy Carter has to say would be the Obama administration looking for more successful domestic and foreign policy ideas.  Because those might actually be an improvement.

Source http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/123461-jimmy-carter-thinks-emails-monitored-hilarious/

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Gulliver, Unbound

You Tube Notes

Published on Mar 13, 2014

In this Afterburner, Bill Whittle examines the Crimea situation–should we be panicked about damaging our relations with Russia? Not really. No thanks to Obama and his cronies, the US has developed its own energy sources, and built up its own oil/gas resources, so that we (unlike Europe) don’t rely on the Ruskies. Energy has, and will continue to, spur a modern society, and bring innovation to our civilization; but we need not rely on Russia for it.

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BREAKING: Obama Issues Executive Order That May Affect Russian Ammo/Weapons Availability

If you follow the news at all (if you read this site I’m nearly positive you do), you’re aware of the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s activities there.

Today, in relation to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, President Obama issued an executive order which was made to sanction Russia economically.

Of particular interest to those of us in the shooting industry and community is the following part of the executive order (emphasis mine):

Read more at http://gunssavelives.net/news/breaking-obama-issues-executive-order-that-may-affect-russian-ammoweapons-availability/

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