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The total set aside by the Obambi administration for Green Energy businesses was $80 Billion.  We’ve heard about Solyndra, Fisker, and A123 among some of the bigger ones.  However, there are a total of 34 companies on this list totaling $3.770 Billion in taxpayer funded loans.  Admittedly, that is only 1/2 of 1% of the total.  But, given that we are talking BILLIONS that still is no chump change when it comes to our taxes.  I found the list here.  We can’t afford having the government pick and choose who the winners and losers are.  Given that Global Warming has been debunked and we now find out that there has been absolutely no global warming over the last 16 years – this is plain ridiculous.

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

  1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
  2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
  3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
  4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
  5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
  6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
  7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
  8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
  9. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
  10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
  11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
  12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
  13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
  14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)*
  15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
  16. Schneider Electric ($86 million)
  17. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
  18. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
  19. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
  20. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
  21. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
  22. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
  23. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
  24. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
  25. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
  26. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
  27. GreenVolts ($500,000)
  28. Vestas ($50 million)
  29. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
  30. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
  31. Navistar ($39 million)
  32. Satcon ($3 million)*
  33. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
  34. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

Found this awesome video – Voices Without a Vote.  There is hope – but – we need to do the right thing for them.  Enjoy

Wow, seems like forever since I added a post. Real world interfering again.

So, on to the main subject – the October 3d debate. The first of three. I’ve read several articles, mostly lamestream media, all predicting Obambi to be the victor. I’ve also read that Romney’s strategy is going to be one of being the fact checker and calling Obambi out on his lies and pointing out his failures as it relates to the economy.

This is no doubt going to be an interesting debate. I want to see how P-BO is going to wiggle his way out of it. Apparently, Romney has been prepping for weeks. I only hope the Romney from the Florida debate wear he put a smackdown on Newt shows up. Obama, no doubt, is a smooth talker. He has the media and loony progressives on his side that believe everything he says and continues to peddle and advance his Marxist ideology as mainstream.

Given this week there is absolute proof Obambi’s strategy of making the poor and lower class members of this country entirely dependent on the government (did everyone see the “Obama phone” video?) Mitt is entirely right about the 47%. He is going to have a tough time promoting the idea of independence and self-sufficiency to a majority of the electorate. It still amazes me how far left and away from the founding fathers this country has moves.

I’ll be watching these debates closely. I hope the rest of you will be too.

I really love Clint Eastwood.  I grew up watching his Spaghetti westerns (my all time fave is The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) – I thought he was awesome in all the Dirty Harry movies and it was great seeing him try something different with his Any Which Way you Can movies.  I think he is one of the greatest actors of all time.  Watching him tonight at the RNC was just sad.  Do I think he could still kick my ass? Probably – but – his delivery was slow and uncomfortable.  It was uncomfortable watching it.  If you haven’t seen it – here is the video of the speech.

He makes some great points.  But, the delivery was hard to watch.

Abso-freakin-lutely awesome.  While Brown is not exactly a real conservative – he represents a historical change in the direction this country was headed.  Provided he does not turn out to be another one of those New England Progressive RINO’s – we should be able to turn back this move to socialism.  I am now cautiously optimistic about America’s direction.  America has sent a message to D.C. – let’s hope they are listening.  If not, November 2010 is going to make this election look like an elementary school class election.

h/t to Bluegrass Pundit – The Perfect Campaign Poster for 2010

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Wow! 21 Submissions this week! I think that’s a new record! All right guys – let’s see if we can beat that next week – try for at least 22! With all these great submitters – and with all you great readers – this Carnival is become very popular! Keep up the great work people!

With that being said – these really are some great submissions – again – this week! Please – take a look through these and go visit these blogs and their posts. My comments are just that – my comments – and they may not do them justice. Go see for yourself and make up your own minds! Make sure you show them support and leave them a comment!



Conservative

The Hawg presents Why the Republican party is a mess and how to fix it posted at The Natural State Hawg – ramblings from an Arkie, saying, “It’s time to rebuild a party. Hopefully, my fellow Republicans are up to the task.”

Dude!  You’re making me feel so old!  You were only 11 in 1980?  I’m glad that Reagan impressed you enough at such a young age that you could find a party of values to believe in.  I have to agree with everything you’ve said over there – including some of your recommendations for fixing the problem.  I echoed some of those fixes here myself.  Great post!

Quisani presents The Future of Tomorrow posted at The Quisani League.

I think your end statement says it all:

This “New Era of America” is one that is care free. But only if you are poor.
I too agree that our economy under Obama is going to get much worse before it can get better.  His policies are all wrong.  Only time will tell now!

Pauly T. Kal presents Obama’s Buddy Shootin’ off missiles again! posted at Political Rants from the Right, saying, Muckymud Imanutjob shot off some new missiles last week with a range of 1900km compared to the Shahab3 that only had a 1200km range.  It really looks like these guys want to sit across from Obama unconditionally!

Democrats

Arun presents Election Season! posted at Arun is Bringing You…Your Daily Remedy, saying, “My liberally slanted view of the presidential election and California’s proposition 8!”

Yasu, Arun!  Wow!  You have quite the list of things up in this post to consider!  Also – if you don’t mind – since you consider yourself well informed as it relates to American politics – our constitution is not bound by separation of church and state.  That is a misnomer and no where in the constitution does it make any such statement.  The closest thing you have is the 1st Amendment under Freedom of Religion where it says that:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
This means that the FEDERAL government cannot endorse any religion.  However, you have to remember that our constitution was written that gave all the power to the states – therefore – the Civil War.  The phrase “separation of church and state” has been taken out of context ever since Thomas Jefferson wrote it in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.  He was only responding at a national level – not at what a state itself has the rights to do.  It was his “belief” there should be a wall of separation – but he did not declare there is one.

Louise Manning presents 10 quotes on expectation posted at The Human Imprint.

Hello Louise – and welcome.  Some very interesting quotes there regarding Obama and the expectations everyone has given over to him under the guise of hope and change.  I fear he set those expectations way too high for his supporters – and as one of your quotes suggest – there will be some serious let down!

cryton presents Oh! That’s Why John Edwards Wasn’t Chosen as the Running Mate posted at Welcome Back Rosenthal, saying, “The ugly truth comes out, but nobody was volunteering.”

Bwahahaha!  Good one!  Say, has he actually admitted yet that the child is his?

Miscellaneous

Michael. presents The Wiretapping Debate: George W. Bush and Barack Obama posted at International Law News.

Hey Michael – good post on this issue.  To answer your question – Yes – I believe it is.  I was in the Air Force serving under the Electronic Security Command that reports to the NSA.  I know what our capabilities are – and I also know that there are ways that it can be abused.  However, you forgot to mention the second part to this new law – once the intercept has been made – and it is determined there is a potential national security risk – they must obtain the FISA warrant for continued surveillance.  The transmissions are run through computer algorithms that contain a limited set of parameters.  Once a select transmission fits that parameter – only then would it go live for someone to actually monitor.  Not all phone conversations around this country are being actively monitored.  Also – everyone seems to forget that Clinton did the same thing.  No one seemed to care when he did it.  And, I have no doubt now that Obama has been involved in the security briefings – he too will continue with this policy.

News

Christine Decourlande presents Gingrich – End Adolescence posted at Frog In North Georgia.

Welcome back Christine – Wow!  I completely missed that one from Newt!  I’m with you on this.  Kids should be kids and there should be no rush to get them in to the workforce.  I didn’t have my first job until I was 18 – and that was only temporary while I waited to go to college.  I told all of my kids as they were growing up we would never tell them they had to work.  We also didn’t stop them from getting a job if they wanted one either.  But – there was always a limit – if their grades suffered – they had to quit work.  We also did not allow them to take any of those “work force business classes” where they get out half a day so they can go to work.  That’s a rubbish class.  The kids here go to work in grocery stores as baggers, at fast food joints flipping burgers, or at the malls as cashiers, etc.  They aren’t really learning anything about business – they were only learning how to be slaves to their supervisors.  Also as an aside to something else you have posted – in my state – you can start working as young as 14.  There are exceptions – such as if you’re a family farmer – kids can start in the workforce as young as 12 and get a driver’s license at 14 to help maintain the family farm.

Ron McKie presents Congress is full of pussies posted at Phuck Politics.

I know I can always expect a good one from you, Ron. Gang banged by Princess Di?  Bwahahaha!  You are right on target there though.  Rather than ask the CEO to quit – they should just take all the money back and let them fail!

Sam presents NEW !! The Bank Crisis, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and How they Affect You posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “At the foundation of the bank crisis and the stock market crash of 2008 are money, greed and risk.

The New World of Mortgages

Traditionally, when you applied for a mortgage, your bank handled all stages of the transaction. The bank checked your credit, lent you money to buy a house, held the mortgage in its vault, collected your monthly payments and foreclosed on any bad loans. In the 1990s, things changed. A different specialist handled each stage of the mortgage. Mortgage brokers drummed up applicants for mortgages. Mortgage banks lent the money and held the mortgage note. They quickly resold these mortgage notes to investment banks. Mortgage servicing companies collected your monthly payment, and remitted the money to the owner of your mortgage.

Creative Finance with Mortgages

Meanwhile, investment banks put the mortgages into a trust, sorted the mortgages by risk and designed a new financial instrument, called a CMO, collateralized mortgage obligation. Basically CMOs were fancy debt instruments, IOUs with a fixed rate of return, based on bundles of home mortgages. The CMOs were supposed to work just like corporate bonds. Some CMOs, the toxic ones, were based on high risk mortgages, and some CMOs were based on high-quality, lower-interest mortgages. CMOs were rated for quality just like corporate bonds. Everyone in the financial world wanted to own them”

Well – I can’t add any more to this!  I just know that this is the second time this week that I’ve heard about these (Fearless History provided a link in one of my comments to some NPR audio).  Pretty scary stuff.  This is another great post about this economic mess! Surfer Sam just provided a brief synopsis of the whole thing – I suggest you go check out the whole thing.

Politics

Josh Gillespie presents What is an Executive Order? posted at Inside Government, saying, From a new blog that takes a non-partisan look at American politics.  With Obama announcing last week that he plans on reviewing all of GWB’s Executive Orders (which is unprecedented) to determine which one’s he’s going to overturn – this is a detailed look at just what an Executive Order is and what it means for Obama to repeal or overturn them.

Howard Miller presents The (apolitical) reason Proposition 8 won posted at Fulcrum Point Partners, saying, “could be under many categories”

Howard – if only it were so cut and dried as you put it.  I must commend you on putting a very thoughtful post together regarding the reason why it failed.  Unfortunately, some of your anti-Prop 8 radicals that are firebombing churches will disagree with you.  I do agree that it was about core values – but – there are those who believe it was based on hatred and bigotry.  I like the ideas you propose for resolving our differences.

Archvillain presents Tangled webs, etc. posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Whatever happened to minding one’s own business?”

Archivillain – good post.  It goes along with Howard Miller’s submission as well – you might want to go check out his post linked here.  However, with regards to your citing of the 14th Amendment as it relates to State’s rights and the passing of Prop 8 in California – You might have forgotten about The Federal Defense of Marriage Act that was signed in to law by Clinton back in 1996 that protects and defines marriage as being between a man and a woman and states that neither the Federal Government nor any other states are required to recognize same-sex marriages allowed in other states.  In order for the state to overturn the rule as being unconstitutional – it will have to go to the Federal level and repeal the DOMA of 1996. But, on the surface of everything else you have stated – while I am Conservative – that means I’m for states rights and limited government – not that social religious conservative stuff that has creeped in to our society.  Government needs to stay out of our personal business – regardless of what that business is as long as it is not harmful or puts anyone in danger.

Recoil presents Palin’s Pathetic Pundits posted at Double Barreled Opinions.

Ah – my sentiments exactly.  You stated in your post some of what I said in a submission here last week that was anti-Palin.  Good post!

Aahz presents Why Do We Pay The President Of The United States? posted at Philaahzophy, saying, “From the “things that make you go hmmmm’ department.”

Aahz – welcome to the party brother!  And..Amen to that!  The only thing he has to spend that income on is other investments or big toys!  And..you’re right – they get 100% retirement and 100% benefits – and – it gets passed on to the surviving spouse as well – same goes for Senators.  Senators only need to serve one term and they get full 100% income and benefits.  The Clintons will be soaking us dry for years.  Regarding BO – even if he is a one termer – he will continue to get the same pay for the rest of his life..and considering he’s what – 46?  Hell – we could be paying him $400k (plus any increases) for the next 40 years! Why is it that we only elect millionaires in to this position – knowing they are taking a pay cut and don’t need the money?

Heather Johnson presents Top 50 Homeland Security Blogs posted at e-Justice Blog.

Heather – excellent list – I have it in my favorites now!

burgson maria presents In the name of the Lady posted at WORTH TO BE BLOGGED.

Hmm..I take it you’re not a Rupert Murdoch fan? :)

Patricia Turner presents The Top 100 Libertarian Blogs posted at Web Design Schools Guide.

Patricia – I made several attempts – I just can’t seem to get to your blog.  I’ve left this link here having faith that your post is as it is advertised in case some of my readers are able to get there.  Since I can’t see your list – if these two aren’t on your list – perhaps you should consider them – likewise – they have links to other Libertarian blogs:

Vulcan’s Hammer and Shaving Leviathanhighly recommended!

Zaira presents Libertarian By Click posted at Butterfly Diaries, saying, “Do you really know where you fall on the political spectrum?”

Awesome – we have a family submission!  So – Aahz is your dad! Cool!  I don’t even think my older kids could spell blog nevertheless get them to sit behind a computer! And – thanks for this submission – I’ve seen these diagrams posted up – but, could never find them.  I took the test and came out exactly where I thought I would – Libertarian, Conservative – leaning more Libertarian than Conservative.  Also – you might want to correct your link to the quiz – I had to backtrack it through the main website that it links to.

Woman Tribune presents Time for Change: Get Marijuana Law Reform on the Agenda! posted at Woman Tribune.

Hey! Holly!  Welcome back!  I won’t comment on this article – you know from our chats how I feel already.  I’ll just let my readers come over and decide for themselves! But, what I will say is – you make some compelling arguments – and – you might find yourself being very disappointed if you think Obama is going to uphold any promises he made on the campaign trail! As myself and everyone else on the right had been saying all along – he is not who he was trying to say he is!

Joseph presents The Obama Plan – What It Includes posted at Penny Pinching.

Hey Joseph – thanks for putting up the details regarding Obama’s tax plans.  I’m a fiscal conservative and libertarian when it comes to government – so – without going in to detail – you know that I already feel that this plan will ruin our economy and amounts to welfare for the poor.  I’ve never worked for a poor person! But, I do have readers that will probably agree with your post.  Go check out Louise Manning’s post up there on expectations – you might need some of those quotes!

Anna Callahan presents Fight Fire with Water: How Obama Won the Presidency posted at Indie Times, saying, Was it Bush’s low approval rating? Obama’s stance on Iraq? McCain’s VP pick? Obama’s funding? Nope, nope, nope, and nope. Find out what viral message Obama used to bring millions of people to his aid and to inoculate himself against all Republican attacks.

Thanks for the submission, Anna! Well – I’m sure it will come no surprise to you (if you have followed this blog at all) that I disagree – but – we’ll let our readers come over there and decide for themselves.  I consider myself to be extremely and well informed.  For you guys to NOT see that he is socialist just means to me that you buried your head in the sand.  After all, Bill Ayers just stated on air Friday morning that he and Obama are great FAMILY friends – not just some guy in the neighborhood and that he has been contributing to Obama’s campaign.  Not what Obama said!  Same thing now with Wright, Farrakhan, and Pfleger – they all came out last week stating the complete opposite of what Obama was saying – in fact – they all said they waited until AFTER the election because they didn’t want to hurt Obama’s chances.  Hmmm.

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