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My latest column investigates the green-washing of the government-funded solar energy racket going in America's schools. Do you know what your kids are being taught -- or rather, not being taught about failed eco-subsidies? Find out below. First, a quick Solyndra Watch link round-up: The White House is doing a Chu-step -- sending Energy Secretary... Read More
Logo credit: Sloane Just keeping you up to date on all the Obama boondoggles du jour... *The Wall Street Journal reports that Solyndra violated the terms of its government loan... Solyndra LLC had such steep financial problems in late 2010 that the company violated terms of its loan-guarantee agreement with the Department of Energy and... Read More
Reader Scott sent this letter to his congressman about the dangerous Solyndra sinkhole. You should send one, too: How about a Green Energy loan moratorium? The White House instituted an off-shore drilling moratorium over "safety concerns" and to prevent reoccurrence. Isn't ensuring tax dollars are not wasted on risky green energy companies important enough to... Read More
My syndicated column today expounds on the green phony, crony capitalism that has flourished -- and flopped -- in the Age of Obama. The latest developments breaking in the Solyndra scandal last night? Obama's White House tried to rush the $535 million loan review, prompting complaints from financial officials. The White House, naturally, denies any... Read More
A week ago, I spotlighted the persecution and attempted prosecution of an Idaho man who shot a grizzly bear to protect his family. Local and state officials determined he did nothing wrong -- and in fact, went out of his way to alert authorities. Nevertheless, the warped U.S. Attorney's Office moved to put him on... Read More
Maybe it's time to start a Jackboot Watch feature. We've got DOJ lawyers going after Gibson guitars. There's the ongoing Fast and Furious debacle. Add the eco-nitwit rogues at the Interior Department. Then there's the War on Lemonade Stands. And now, we've got the U.S. Attorney in Idaho filing federal charges against Jeremy Hill, a... Read More
Endangered species.
Scroll for updates... The real endangered species? I've seen a lot of enviro-nitwittery over the years, but this takes the cake. US Fish and Wildlife officials have raided the famous Gibson Guitars. And the instrument-maker isn't alone. Antique piano dealers are also in the crosshairs. Why? Because rare, beautiful instruments made of ecologically incorrect materials... Read More
Since day one of the Obama administration, I've chronicled Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazar's War on the West, War on Jobs, and War on Science/Rule of Law as head of the Interior Department. His eco-radical sidekick Carol Browner is gone, yet Salazar remains in place. Federal judge after federal judge has spanked Salazar and Obama's job-destroying... Read More
Map via Frank Jacobs, Strange Maps blog/Big Think Yes, dear readers, corruptocrat Interior Secretary Ken Salazar can be stopped. Since day one of the Obama administration, I've chronicled Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazar's War on the West, War on Jobs, and War on Science/Rule of Law. The last straw was his attempted Wild Lands grab. GOP... Read More
Never mind... SEIU bosses got their members and local citizens in Hastings PA all worked up about an evil shale driller in their neighborhood. They organized a noisy picket, demanding that the driller pay more taxes and staging a theatrical tollbooth display in order to collect. Only...there's no shale drilling going on in their neighborhood.... Read More
The heat is on. And 33 Democrats joined the House Republican majority yesterday to put the White House on notice that they take America's energy independence seriously. The vote: Heritage gives us a grim milestone reminder:
Map via Frank Jacobs, Strange Maps blog/Big Think It happened with immigration. It happened with health care. And now, thank goodness, it is happening with the Obama land grabs. States are rising up to challenge federal abuses. More power to them. I've been reporting on the stealth Obama land and ocean grabs for the past... Read More
"Climate Pollution Deniers." Shorter Think Progress headline via VerumSerum: "Tornadoes bring death, justice to climate deniers." Of course. Never mind the facts: No matter. Being a Soros-funded smear merchant means never having to say you're sorry. *** Via Doug Powers, Brian Williams
Your tax dollars at work, folks. Courtesy of a tipster, here's a fresh e-mail exchange among EPA bureaucrats on the job...protecting their jobs through media fear-mongering: From:Adora Andy/DC/USEPA/US To:PADs and Alternates Cc:Alisha Johnson/DC/USEPA/[email protected], Brendan Gilfillan/DC/USEPA/[email protected], Shira Sternberg/DC/USEPA/[email protected] Date:04/06/2011 12:06 PM Subject:ASAP ACTION: GUIDANCE Hey PADs, Please start pulling together a quick, bulleted list of what... Read More
Since day one of the Obama administration, I've chronicled Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazar's War on the West, War on Jobs, and War on Science/Rule of Law. His eco-radical sidekick Carol Browner is gone, yet Salazar remains in place -- and has launched a new public campaign to demonstrate his purported moderation on energy policy. Yesterday,... Read More
Things are bad enough in Japan and around the world without cranking up the baseless rumor mill. Jeff Schogol at Stars and Stripes debunks a radiation scare map being circulated on the web:
The job-killing Obama White House has finally issued the first deepwater drilling permit since the BP Horizon oil spill in the Gulf last spring. But as the folks at Louisiana-based blog The Hayride put it: Hoo-freaking-rah. It's gesture politics, as always: There is much rejoicing in the oil patch today over the news that the... Read More
This is becoming a weekly feature. How long are Americans going to tolerate the determined disregard of the Obama administration's job-killing, rule-of-law-defying environmental corruptocrats? A little more than a week ago, I blasted the Interior Department's culture of contempt for the umpteenth time. Let's review one more time before we get to the latest spanking:... Read More
Here's a perfect companion article to my lead story on Team Obama's eco-radical culture of contempt. There's red tape...and then there's green tape: Weasel Zippers quips: Stall, baby, stall.
Eco-radical Carol Browner may no longer be on the Team Obama bus, but her departure has done little to change the culture of corruption -- and contempt -- at 1600 Pennsylvania. As I reported yesterday, federal judge Martin Feldman kicked the administration's ass yet again over its rogue drilling moratorium. My column today zeroes in... Read More
I'll have much more in my syndicated column tomorrow on federal judge Martin Feldman's new ruling on the Obama Interior Department's "determined disregard" for the rule of law. For now, I've obtained and am embedding here the full decision issued yesterday. Read, share, use: var docstoc_docid="70795465";var docstoc_title="Judge spanks Obama Interior Department - again";var docstoc_urltitle="Judge spanks... Read More
Grim reaper photoshop credit: Manly Rash President Obama used the word "jobs" 31 times in his State of the Union Address. Did you add "-killing" under your breath every time he read the word on his teleprompter? Me, too. While Obama was out on the trail filming 2012 campaign ads on the taxpayer's dime, workers... Read More
The Obama Culture of Corruption won't be the same without her. But the question is: While lying, eco-radical czar Carol Browner may be stepping down (Politico has the scoop), does it really mean she's stepping out of the inner circle? Word has it she may have lost out to health care czar Nancy DeParle for... Read More
The myth that "green jobs" are a boon to the economy keeps getting pierced by failed green jobs boondoggle after failed green jobs boondoggle. As I noted in April 2009, the truth about green jobs has been told all over the world. Case in point: Spain. Every “green job” created with government money in Spain... Read More
Grim reaper photoshop credit: Manly Rash You already knew that the election-season "lifting" of President Obama's deepwater drilling moratorium was a sham announcement. Loathsome cowboy Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and radical eco-czar Carol Browner have lied through their teeth from day one about the rationale and impact of their job-killing policies not only on deepwater... Read More
Yesterday, Senate Democrats dropped their 1,924-page omnibus spending bomb on Capitol Hill. My column today reports on the other omnibus bomb up their sleeves -- a massive omnibus land grab that Dingy Harry Reid vowed yesterday to bring up before the stretched-out lame-duck session ends. It's green pork galore: "Reid's staff sees a natural resources... Read More
Back in April 2009, we took note of how the green jobs boondoggle turned out in Spain. In two words: Epic fail. No matter. The Obama White House shoveled more and more enviro-slush fund money into the green jobs/union jobs black hole. Now, the Washington Post reports that retrained workers who followed the green jobs'... Read More
Map via Frank Jacobs, Strange Maps blog/Big Think The TSA isn't the only one with grabby hands. I've been reporting on the stealth Obama land and ocean grabs for the past several months now -- and there is another new, under-the-radar-screen development that deserves your attention. Quick review: In August, I told you about the... Read More
He's got hang-ups. My column today shines light on the autocratic agenda of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Readers of Culture of Corruption already know all about this Chicago crony porker's ties to Rahm Emanuel, Richard Daley, Rod Blagojevich, and Tony Rezko. For a trenchant look at LaHood's penchant for government coercion and central planning, see... Read More
Scroll for updates... The deepwater drilling moratorium may have been "lifted" in an election-season feint, but the eco-radicals have already accomplished their mission: Zero drilling permits issued. Today's column spotlights the ideological engine behind the Obama job-killing machine: Carol "The Green Menace" Browner. Update: The Senate Republicans on the Committee on Environment and Public Works... Read More
I've been covering Loathsome Cowboy/job-killer Ken Salazar's ongoing corruption of science and environmental policy at the Interior Department for you extensively here. He has largely escaped mainstream scrutiny. But with a new House GOP majority and independent watch dogs on his tail, he may finally get the lasting ass-kicking he deserves. As you'll recall, Salazar... Read More
Over the past month, I've noted how short-sighted enviro-zealots helped create the conditions for the current rare earth metal crisis (see here and here). The NYTimes reports on the latest developments as China purportedly tightens the noose: China, which has been blocking shipments of crucial minerals to Japan for the last month, has now quietly... Read More
My column today is a rejoinder to Maureen Dowd's plaintive wail about Republican Mean Girls in the NY Times on Sunday. I'll take a GOP mama grizzly who wants government to leave you alone over a Democrat bully bureaucrat any day. As yesterday's failed attacks on Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, and Sharron Angle showed, the... Read More
9:30pm ET 10/13 All miners out and safe. Rejoice! Rescuers still need to return to surface...Video of the last miner and group leader joining in on Chilean national anthem here... 10:42am ET 14 now out. More unforgettable words of faith from 2nd miner Mario Sepulveda: "I was with God and I was with the Devil,... Read More
Update 10/10: Commemorate the 10:10 eco-snuff promoters' campaign today...spread the word about the Green War on Children... The Green War on Children by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 Halloween isn’t for another three weeks, but environmental ghouls are on the haunt. A sadistic video released by global warming fear-mongerers reveals an inconvenient truth about... Read More
President Obama is pushing solar panels and other green technology pet projects as a way to create jobs and promote energy independence. What his eco-radical bureaucrats won't mention is that they are simply trading one type of foreign dependence for another: From Saudi oil...to Chinese rare earth metals. As some of you may have read,... Read More
Grim reaper photoshop credit: Manly Rash Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has an exclusive sneak peek at the economic havoc that Obama's eco rules are wreaking. Bottom line: More than 800,000 jobs are at risk in a broad cross-section of industries. Read the details here. On a related note, the Obama's offshore drilling moratorium isn't... Read More
Grim reaper.
Grim reaper photoshop credit: Manly Rash Louisiana State University economist Joseph Mason has a new study on the jobs death toll damage that President Obama's planned energy tax hikes will cause. The Autumn of Wreckage is off to a fast start, eh? Via the NYPost: Just last week, President Obama explicitly targeted the industry for... Read More
Alleged Discovery Channel attacker James Jay Lee Scroll for updates... There's been a breaking hostage situation at the Discovery Channel office in Silver Spring, MD all morning. The alleged gunman reportedly has explosives strapped to his body and there have been reports of at least one hostage. The office has been evacuated, including many children... Read More
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the Obama job-killing machine get kicked in the ass one more time. They wanted federal judge Martin Feldman to dismiss the drillers' lawsuit challenging their original moratorium. No dice. Via Reuters: More scathing criticism for Salazar, via the WSJ: Related
Finally, California shows some sense. Lawmakers trashed an onerous, ill-timed, empty-gesture plastic bag ban pushed by radical greens this week: The inconvenient truth is that the eco-propaganda about plastic bag perils is so much hype. Don't take it from me. Take it from environmental scientists themselves: “The Government is irresponsible to jump on a bandwagon... Read More
Continuing my coverage of the revolt against the White House ocean grab, here's the latest on today's fishermen's protest flotilla gathering at Martha's Vineyard while President Obama plays Scrabble and golf with his Chicago cronies. Takeaway quote from this local news report from one of the fishermen outraged at the administration's junk science-based catch limits:... Read More
Building on my continuing War on the West/War on Jobs series, today's column initiates an Obama jobs death toll. The social justice Left has always used Alinskyite story-telling to get its way. Time for the Right to better tell the stories of the forgotten victims of the Obama job-killing machine. Regarding the new CBO report... Read More
I spotlighted the neon green radical-led White House ocean grab last week that is undermining the health of the fishing industry. On Thursday, a fleet of fishermen will gather at Martha's Vineyard to protest Obama's destructive eco-policies. It's just one more wave of the citizen backlash by thousands of victims of the White House war... Read More
Loathsome cowboys How's that Summer of Recovery working out for you? Continuing my series on the White House War on the West, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's attack on the economy, and the White House land lock-up (Part 1, Part 2) and ocean grab, here is the latest on Barack Obama's deliberate job destruction policies. According... Read More
Green police.
Lots of buzz today about the microchip-implanted trash bins in Cleveland that will tell city collectors when residents haven't recycled. The Cleveland Dealer reports today: The city expanded a pilot program for the carts and will now use $2.5 million in local tax money to fund the expansion. Guess what else? You are helping pay... Read More
For the past few months, I've been spotlighting the Obama administration's War on the West, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's War on Jobs, and the White House land lock-up (Part 1, Part 2). Today's column exposes the next Obama environmental power grab -- into the sea. *** And now: The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab by Michelle... Read More
Lawless.
Over the weekend, I spotlighted the White House "Great Outdoors Initiative" and the administration's campaign for federal land grabs-through-executive fiat. The Obama War on the West continues. GOP Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah has released the complete Bureau of Lands Management memo outlining a stealth federal land lock-up plan covering an area the size of... Read More
Waving goodbye to property rights... My column today raises bright red flags about a little-noticed, radical green land grab program underway at the White House called the "Great Outdoors Initiative." Keep in mind my previous coverage of Obama's War on the West and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's job destruction. The War on the West is... Read More
Like so much that emanates from Washington, this latest summer of corruption tale stinks. Back in February 2009, you may recall that government spending watchdog GOP Sen. Tom Coburn first called attention to a $2 billion earmark in the Obama stimulus bill to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the... Read More
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