Obama's Energy Plan And What He Really Has In Mind For Us.

11-03-08

It has been revealed that the San Fransisco Chronicle had a little bark and fetch with Obama back in January of ’08 concerning his energy policies and by golly somebody happened to have a camera rolling. The first question that came to my mind is where the hell has this information been for the last ten months? Why was this media outlet keeping it under wraps while Obama was out campaigning throughout coal mining states since this interview promising the residents that he had their best interests in mind? Why is it that so many people in this country are sandbagging information that would show Obama for what he really is? I wonder if Hillary Clinton would have liked to have had her hands on this tape during the primary? Gee, ya think?


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So here we are a day away from the election and the Chronicle finally decides it’s time to release an interview it had with Obama ten months ago that very well could have convinced a boatload of voters that perhaps he wasn’t the greatest thing to come strolling down the road after all.

How important could his honest views on the coal industry be? How about at least five states and 48 electoral votes? That seems pretty substantial to me especially in a very tight race so what is the deal Chronicle editors?

U.S. coal reserves contain twelve times the energy potential as all the black goo in Saudi Arabia, a country that just happens to be number two on our oil import list. I keep hearing these liberals yapping about eliminating our dependence on foreign oil yet they fight with everything they have any effort to use what we already have available IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!

The coal industry provides over 120,000 jobs that earn these folks an average annual paycheck of nearly $70,000. Nearly half of all electricity generated in the U.S. is directly tied to coal production. Conversely a total of less than 2.5% of our power comes from these renewable sources the liberal envirogoobs so often gush giddy over. Now I’m no genius but it would seem to me if you start jacking with the people that are largely responsible for keeping the lights on and the beer cold in this country you are going to create some serious problem for the population. In fact Obama admits that with his “cap and trade” energy plan, “energy prices will necessarily skyrocket.” Somehow I’m thinking a lot of people would have liked to have heard these words prior to deciding who they would vote for tomorrow.

Look, everyone is down with wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, squirrels running in circles and even bat crap, whatever it takes to generate energy and we should be looking at every possibility and every angle as fossil fuels are in finite supply but let’s get real here. There has never been a reliable energy producing method for the masses based on these “technologies” (see the 2.5% figure above) and there won’t be anytime in the near future. I don’t care how badly these stupid idiotic evirowacknuts that Obama is so beholden to want to drive us all back to the stone age, my pickup is not going to run on grass clippings or bat poop anytime soon and neither is yours.

While people are busy getting up early every morning, shuttling the kids off to school then pointing their cars towards their workplace something has been going on in the background most of them are completely unaware of. You see, all over this country are groups of people that have made it their business to see to it that they strangle the crap out of every energy source except the ones they think are best for you and I. They don’t ask for our permission nor our input before they sue to shut down power plants or prevent them from being built in the first place. We have all heard about the militant resistance the liberals have as far as drilling for oil which would reduce or eliminate our dependence on foreign supplies but this coal issue has been kept rather quiet and out of the headlines. Let’s take a look at what some of these lunatics have been up to lately shall we?


February 2007

James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a leading climate scientist, calls for a moratorium on the construction of coal-fired power plants that do not sequester carbon, saying that it makes no sense to build these plants when we will have to “bulldoze” them in a few years.

February 2007

Under mounting pressure from environmental groups, TXU Corporation, a Dallas-based energy company, abandons plans for 8 of 11 proposed coal-fired power plants, catalyzing the shift from coal-based to renewable energy development in Texas.

April 2007

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide and that EPA’s current rationale for not regulating this gas is inadequate.

May 2007

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signs a bill that prevents new power plants from exceeding 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour of electricity generated, creating a de facto moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants in the state.

May 2007

Progress Energy, an energy company serving approximately 3.1 million customers in the Southeast, announces a two-year moratorium on the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

July 2007

The Florida Public Service Commission denies Florida Power & Light the permits needed to move forward with the massive 1,960-megawatt coal-fired Glades Power Park, citing uncertainty surrounding future carbon costs.

July 2007

Florida Governor Charlie Crist signs an Executive Order establishing “maximum allowable emission levels of greenhouse gases for electric utilities.” Under the emissions cap, building new coal-fired power plants in the state seems unlikely.

July 2007

Citigroup downgrades the stocks of Peabody Energy Corp., Arch Coal Inc., and Foundation Coal Holdings Inc., prominent U.S. coal companies. The decision reflects the growing uncertainty surrounding coal’s future in the United States.

August 2007

After opposing new coal-fired power in Nevada, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he is opposed to building coal-fired power plants anywhere.

October 2007

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment denies Sunflower Electric Power Corporation air quality permits for two proposed 700-megawatt coal-fired generators on the basis that carbon dioxide is an air pollutant and should be regulated.

January 2008

Merrill Lynch downgrades the investment ratings of Consol Energy Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp., two leading U.S. coal companies.

January 2008

The Attorneys General of California, six eastern states, and the District of Columbia submit a letter to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control opposing the proposed 1,320-megawatt Pee Dee coal-fired power plant. They note that emissions from this plant would “seriously undermin[e] the concerted efforts being undertaken by multiple states to address global warming.”

January 2008

Citing escalating costs, the Bush administration pulls the plug on federal funding for FutureGen, a joint project with 13 utilities and coal companies to build a demonstration coal-fired power plant that captures and sequesters carbon.

February 2008

Investment banks Morgan Stanley, Citi, and J.P. Morgan Chase announce that any future lending for coal-fired power plants will be contingent on the utilities demonstrating economic viability under future carbon costs. Demonstrating economic viability would require speculation of future costs, imposing a risk on the investment.

February 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals overturns two EPA mercury rules covering coal-fired power plants, thus requiring new coal-fired plants to implement the most stringent mercury controls available. Compliance is expected to raise the already considerable costs of 32 proposed coal plants, some already under construction.

February 2008

Bank of America announces that it will start factoring in a cost of $20–40 per ton of carbon emissions in its risk analysis when evaluating loan applications from utilities.

February 2008

The federal government suspends a low-interest loan program for rural utilities seeking assistance for new coal-fired power plants.

March 2008

Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduce a bill that would block the EPA and states from issuing permits to new coal-fired power plants that lack state-of-the-art carbon capture and storage technology. Since this technology is at least a decade away from commercial viability, if this bill passes it would essentially place a near-term moratorium on new coal-fired power plants.

Isn’t that terrific? These loons are actually proud of the fact that they are a large part of reducing our ability to generate energy at a reasonable cost for the citizens of this country. You can just imagine them strutting around like peacocks with their chests puffed out while slapping each other on the ass with shouts of “attaboy!”

Keep in mind we already have infrastructure in place for natural gas, oil processing and coal fired power plants and in the last paragraph of the article you can see where the two Democrats have introduced a bill to prevent permits to be issued to plants that lack state of the art technology that is at least a decade away from implementation. Obviously we have NO infrastructure in place for these pie in the sky alternative fuels these idiots are trying to shove down our throats and who knows how long it will be until we do. You see where this is going? In many cases we have unelected unaccountable no name nitwits dictating the energy policy of this country without input from the very people it will affect!

Now to be intellectually honest most of this nonsense has nothing to do with energy production or the climate. Nope. It has to do with power over the lifestyle of the populace and that spreading the wealth around nonsense Obama is famous for. Follow along on this video that was taken just about a year ago before Obama got into full BS spin mode as he campaigned for the highest office in the land. Pay particular attention to a couple of time stamps, :43 where he caught himself from saying “global warming” which has morphed into “climate change” because the warming crap didn’t pan out so well and time stamp 1:20-1:31 where he admits that “people that can afford it” will have to subsidize the skyrocketing energy costs “for those that can’t.” This would be another part of the tax INCREASE the middle class will be paying that they are completely unaware of and of course Obama doesn’t mention in his stump speeches.

Nice huh? We really need some jerk who has spent a lifetime hanging out with anti-American radicals and has done absolutely nothing for this country dictating to us how we should be living our lives. You know what is next? If this guy gets elected you can bet that he will be eying your home. How many people live there? How big is it? Oh, we think your house is much too large for a family of your size and you will be paying a new tax on the excess. You can bet this kind of marxism is coming to a neighborhood near you folks so get ready.

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