http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ “Giuliani and the police brass understood the momentum of these things in a way that Bloomberg does not. Giuliani would not have tolerated Zuccoti Park being turned into an extension of Berkeley, but he understood that the city had to be livable for its residents. Bloomberg still thinks of New York as an international […]
Your Handy Dandy EnergyGate Cheat Sheet #solyndra [Updated]
Trying to keep track of all of the government-authorized theft of taxpayer dollars in the name of “green energy”? I know: it’s difficult, given that new disclosures seem to occur daily.
For that reason, I’ve assembled a running cheat sheet to help keep all of the Democrat politicians, the crony capitalists, the conflicts-of-interest, and the outright criminality straight. I know, I know — it’s a difficult job, but someone’s got to do it.
• Harry Reid, according to The New York Times, “was instrumental in securing” DOE financing for “clean energy projects on government-owned land”
• Reid, in particular, helped secure $145 million for a company called “Nevada Geothermal Power”
• Reid has not publicly commented on a recent audit by Deloitte & Touche that expressed doubt that the company would survive
• Reid also hasn’t called for investigations of where the taxpayers’ money went; he’s apparently too busy
Anthony Podesta raised over $350,000 for Democratic campaign committees this year
• Podesta’s lobbying company has received roughly $670,000 in the last two years lobbying on behalf of a “green energy company” called SolarReserve
• Podesta’s lobbying apparently helped get SolarReserve a $737 million DOE loan last week
Ronald Pelosi is the brother-in-law of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
• Pelosi is an executive with Pacific Corporate Group, a private equity group
• Pelosi’s firm invested in SolarReserve
• Pelosi’s firm benefited directly when the DOE approved a $737 million loan last week
And Now The State Department Blames the Jews
Well, even the State Department is on the matter of the olive trees:
Israel/Palestinians: Uprooting of Palestinian Olive Trees
Question Taken at the October 13, 2011 Daily Press Briefing
Question: Is the State Department aware of Israeli settlers uprooting Palestinian olive trees? What is the State Department’s reaction?
Answer: We are aware that Israeli settlers are again destroying Palestinian trees. The United States condemns and calls for an immediate end to such actions. We note the Government of Israel is working to address the situation. Those perpetrating these provocative acts should be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Dear Friend & Supporter, America is at a crossroads. With job losses mounting, getting America working again will be job #1 for our next President. Unfortunately, the current occupant of the White House thinks repeating its failed policies of temporary tax gimmicks and increased spending is the answer for our current economic malaise. The good […]
http://vinienco.com/2011/10/15/muslims-go-on-rampage-at-tv-execs-home-over-cartoon/ About a hundred men, some of whom threw Molotov cocktails, lay siege to the home of Nabil Karoui, the head of the private television station Nessma late on Friday, the station reported in its evening news bulletin in Tunisia. Karoui’s family had only just escaped, the news presenter said. Sofiane Ben Hmida, one of […]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/280198 Perry’s Power PoliticsGov. Rick Perry has released a jobs plan. Or is it an energy plan? Or it is an EPA-reform plan? Or is it a trade-deficit plan? The plan is a bit of each, and it is a very good one. Governor Perry, under whom Texas enjoyed the strongest job-creation record of any […]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/280173 Crisis of Decadence A society can live on the accumulated capital of a glorious inheritance for only so long. When the think-tank chappies ponder “decline,” they tend to see it in geopolitical terms. Great powers gradually being shunted off the world stage have increasing difficulties getting their way: Itsy-bitsy colonial policing operations in dusty […]
Coptic Church Construction and Egyptian Muslim ‘Emasculation’ Andrew G. Bostom Page Printed from: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/coptic_church_construction_and_egyptian_muslim_emasculation.html Traditional Islamic religious authorities regard church construction, or any display of non-Islamic religions as “emasculating” of Muslims. No wonder Egypt’s Copts face such travails. Because it was excerpted in Bat Ye’or’s pioneering The Dhimmi, I obtained Moshe Perlmann’s (1975) complete translation […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203914304576631020381779948.html?KEYWORDS=RICK+PERRY Perry Looks to Energy to Recharge Economy PATRICK O’CONNORTexas Gov. Rick Perry sought to reinvigorate his presidential bid Friday by outlining a plan to boost domestic energy production, a proposal he predicts would create more than a million jobs. In his first major policy address since joining the race in August, Mr. Perry called […]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/280184 Breaking Tehran Iran is at war with us, and we must win. The Islamic democracy project is nothing if not beguiling. From Clinton’s Orwellian “peace process” through Bush’s cloying “freedom agenda” to Obama’s contortion of an Islamist ascendancy into “the Arab Spring,” the dream teems with self-congratulation, so much so that its debilitating downsides […]