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Will Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ Lead to Brownouts?

We have known for a while that Obama has a “war on coal.”  And, as the EPA forces many coal fired power plants to close down, we have to look at the possibility that we may face brownouts.   Pirate’s Cove has more… Anyone surprised? (Fox News) Facing the Obama administration’s so-called “war on coal,” some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future. The officials warn that intense summer heat or extreme winter cold could soon be too much for the system to handle. “I worry […]

‘Who Gets the Water?’ Government Destroys Farmers

I what seems to be the government’s war on all things productive, farmers are also a target.  800,000 square miles are farmland have been deprived of water by government edict, causing farmers to lose everything.  Here is some video… The farmers suffer, the people suffer, the workers suffer, and the government laughs. Welcome to the USSA. H/T:  The Minority Report

EPA Conducted Unethical Human Experiments: Pretends to Protect Citizens by Killing Them?

If you listen to liberals, the EPA has saved humanity be decreasing pollution. And, in most noble fashion, always putting people first.  Unless it’s using humans for dangerous and unethical research, that is.  Doug Ross has more… Now why would the EPA perform such dangerous and unconscionable experiments on humans, especially on the elderly and infirm? Why, they’re doing it for the children, of course: These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The […]

EPA Declares War on Warmth: New, Meaningless Restrictions on Wood Stoves

I wonder if some industry group is behind the EPA effort to make it harder to use wood stoves for heat… The EPA says that the new woodstove regulations are necessary to reduce the amount of fine particulate air pollution, known as PM 2.5, produced by the stoves. The regulations will apply to woodstoves, wood-pellet stoves, forced-air wood furnaces, wood boilers, fireplace inserts and masonry heaters built in 2015 or later. Via The Associated Press: Fine particulate pollution is made up of solid particles and liquid droplets that measure 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less. The EPA currently certifies non-catalytic […]

Caveman Discovers Fire; Caveman Government Seeks to Ban It

Fire good! Regulation bad! A new element  has been discovered that promises to dramatically improve the way of life of the average caveman. “I call it ‘fire’ “ declared the beaming discoverer. Fire will warm us in winter.  It will make our food easier to eat preserving our teeth. I don’t have to tell you that cavemen dentist are few and far between.  Fire can be used as a weapon.  It can be used in our cavemen cultic ceremonies. Fire, if I dare say it, has the ability to fundamentally transform our way of life.  With fire we can dream […]

My Exclusive Interview with Kathleen Sebelius

The site is working juuuuuuuuussssssst fine. With the December 1st deadline now past for the Healthcare.Gov website problems to be fixed I, like most Americans, wonder if the site has indeed been fixed and what the process was. With this in mind I was lucky enough to snag an interview with the HHS Secretary herself, Kathleen Sebelius. MI: Good afternoon Ms. Sebelius.  Thank you for meeting with me. KB: It’s not my fault! MI: What? KB: Sorry.  I mean, I am proud to announce that we have made the December 1st deadline and the Healthcare.Gov website is up and running!  All glitches have been […]

Is Obama Going to End Coal?

Is Obama going to end the use of coal?  It’s very possible, if you take a look at the following, from the Independent Sentinel… Obama is at war with fossil fuels and his first key battle is against coal, which provides 45% of the electricity in the United States. Obama has succeeded at making it impossible to build new coal plants and he is about to close existing plants. Last year the EPA passed stringent carbon emissions standards on coal plants that prevented the building of any new coal-fired facilities in the United States. Some of the worst rules, delayed until […]

EPA Gives Out Farmer’s Private Information to Left Wing Environmental Groups?

I don’t even know why I ended the title with a question mark.  The EPA did take the private information of small farmers, and gave it to left wing environmental groups.  Moe Lane has more… Executive summary (H/T: AoSHQ): the EPA just admitted that, yeah, it gave out a bunch of personal information about farmers and ranchers – including phone numbers, email addresses, regular addresses, and whatnot – to various environmental groups.  The EPA also is kind of admitting that, yeah, maybe it shouldn’t have given out that information, which is why they’ve asked those groups to give that information […]

The If You Let The EPA In Your House…

What does a politically aware person think when he or she hears that the EPA is interested on their home’s “safety?”  Probably the following… 1.  Power grab. 2.  Regulations. 3.  Resulting Wallet Grab. I could probably go on for a bit, but New Zeal has a lot more… On February 4, 2013, the Obama government issued a press release on how it plans to gain access into your home. What follows is an edited snapshot of the government’s planned intrusions onto and into your private property: FEDERAL AGENCIES WORKING TO MAKE HOMES HEALTHIER Improving housing quality can dramatically affect the […]

Willie Wonka Shuts Down his Chocolate Factory

Famed billionaire industrialist Willie Wonka has shut down his chocolate factory, throwing hundreds of Oompa-Loompas out of work and denying children throughout the world his candy bars. “I didn’t have much of a choice” said Wonka. The EPA was coming after me. The government raised my taxes because they wanted me to pay my “fair share” whatever the hell that means.  With the health reform law taking effect I had to pay a fine if I didn’t give the Oompa-Loompas birth control.  I tell you it’s just a mess.  And I’m not the only one who feels that way.  I’ve […]

Obama Administration Avoids Transparency by Using Secret Email Accounts?

Apparently, the most transparent administration ever is using secret email accounts to avoid transparency.  Just like a mobbed up business would keep two sets of books-one official one, and one real one, the government seems to be using secret email addresses.  After all if someone did a Freedom of Information Act request, or Congress sent subpena, the recipient would only receive a sanitized version of what was really going on.  Conservative Daily News has the information… Yesterday, the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee released a statement in which they announced their investigation into EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an […]

Obama’s Second Term EPA to Destroy Coal Industry

Apparently, the Obama Administration is holding back on announcing new regulations, especially from the EPA.  It would seem that the Administration does not want prospective voters knowing what the EPA will be up to.  However, Freedom Works has some relevant information… First, an October report from Republican Sen. James Inhofe indicated that the EPA specifically “punted” on numerous regulations in an attempt to “earn votes” for a second term.   … Then, the administration illegally failed to meet a deadline for releasing regulatory plans for the coming year, a move which prompted Inhofe to release the following statement: “President Obama is refusing to comply with the law that requires him to publish forthcoming regulations because he doesn’t […]

This Regulation Nation Will Explode Under An Obama Second Term

Americans are learning more about the “fiscal cliff” approaching at the beginning of next year, when tax rates for families and small businesses are set to spike and new taxes in President Obama’s health-care spending law take effect. But unless there’s real change in Washington, we’re also headed for a steep “regulatory cliff” that could compound the damage. The above quote is a warning from Ron Portman in an opinion piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal this past Thursday. This article is worth a read because he talks about a number of stifiling regulations that the Obama administration has put […]

Op-Ed: Why does the left want a king to rule over us?

When the Founding Fathers came together and crafted our constitution the notion that government was at best an imperfect entity that offered imperfect solutions was universally accepted by many of them. The history of past governments had taught them that no matter what constraints were placed on governments the natural evolution was to drift towards tyranny.  This flawed nature of government was a direct reflection of our own human nature and the tendency for people to look to kings and enlightened leaders to solve their problems.  Even the Israelites chose a king against the wishes of God because they desired to be […]

Obama’s Social Engineers at Work in the EPA

Brian Sussman had a post at American Thinker yesterday. In his opening paragraph he states: I  just got off a conference call with the Environmental Protection Agency (I do  this regularly just to try stay in the loop as to what these seditious  bureaucrats are up to). The call featured EPA chief Lisa Jackson who shared an  “important announcement” regarding “the Obama administration’s commitment to  environmental justice.” Now, this immediately got my attention because not just anybody can can pick up the phone and get a conference call  with the EPA chief,, Lisa Jackson.  Since Mr. Sussman’s name didn’t ring any bells with […]

Government Does Not Create Jobs; In July Alone It Added $9.5 Billion to the Cost of Doing Business

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Pivoting away from other issues like the environment (“Bombshell” Experiment: Global Climate Change Caused by Cloud Cover) or education (More Than 200 D.C. Teachers Fired! Progress?), let’s return back to jobs and the role that the government plays in job creation. In my post Coming To Grips With a Political Economy I wrote about a class that I took in college called ‘Political Economy.’ The class was an attempt to indoctrinate students with the idea that government could create jobs through its actions and could create wealth through proper regulation and control over free markets. I struggled through this class, mostly because […]

The 12 Steps of Democratic Recovery

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Using my crack induced investigative skills I was able to gain access to a secret I made it up document that details a new 12 step program Democrats around the country will be using to recover from their defeat in the debt ceiling dog and pony shownegotiations. Step 1: We Democrats admit we are powerless over spending.  We cannot increase it due to the intransigence and terroristic hostage-taking of those evil tea-bagging Republicans.  Our desire to increase taxes and entitlement spending is beyond our control, at least until the 2012 elections when we regain a majority of both houses. Step 2: We believe that a […]

Latest EPA Rules to Cost 1.4 Million Jobs and a 12% Increase in Utility Bills

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The good thing about having a record is being able to run on it, and I have a track record of posts on my blog that make Obama pretty jealous. In November of 2008 I pointed to an interview that Obama gave where he said that as part of his ‘green energy’ policies he intended to use the power of the federal government to bankrupt all coal producers in the United States. As I quite accurately wrote: Obama is telling anyone that uses any energy at all that he intends to drive up the price of it. Combine this with his […]

Japan’s Struggle Against Giant Monsters Thwarted by Environmental Movement

When a local businessman left his home Monday morning to commute to work he was in for a surprise.  Sitting on top of his car was a giant Lepidoptera named “Mothra.” “I had to wait a half hour for her to leave, and when she did she left a giant pile of excrement all over my lawn” said the businessman.  “You try telling your boss you’re going to be late because a giant butterfly crapped all over your lawn.” But his troubles did not end there.  He was fined by Japans’ version of the Environmental Protection Agency for disposing of […]

2,000 Year Chinese Temperature Record Reveals Global Warming is Normal

Late last year climategate rocked the world of global warming alarmists.  Before that point we were marching down a path towards a global environmental treaty to save the planet from the dangers of global warming and the green house gases (GHG) that were allegedly the main contributing factors behind the phenomena. In 2007, a full two years before climategate, the Supreme Court’s decision to classify CO2 as a GHG gave the EPA the power to regulate carbon emissions.  The EPA argued that there was only “a causal link between GHGs and climate warming and that was still not unequivocally established.” According to the ruling, EPA’s action not […]

EPA Makes Gulf Oil Spill Worse

While he headed the EPA, William Reilly was one of those know-nothing policymakers. Obama’s tapping him to investigate the Gulf oil spill exemplifies what Newsweek and Washington Post contributing editor Robert Samuelson has called a “parody of leadership.”

Senate Aspirations, the EPA and our Constitution…

When the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, or as I like to refer to it – Tax & Kill – was up for vote in the House, one of the eight Republicans to vote FOR it was a Rep from the 10th District of Illinois, Mark Kirk. Now being the civic minded, conservative activist that I am, I fired off an email to all eight of the RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) that voted in favor of H.R. 2454 letting them know that I intended to donate to the coffers of their opponents in the next election they ran in. […]