Has it really been two years already?

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(Once again, the Klown was right. The Klown is always right.)

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43 Responses to Has it really been two years already?

  1. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter
    This has to be intentional. Nobody can be this stupid. More pay to play and pocket lining at work.

    Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
    SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
    Solyndra ($535 million)*
    Beacon Power ($43 million)*
    Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
    SunPower ($1.2 billion)
    First Solar ($1.46 billion)
    Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
    EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
    Amonix ($5.9 million)
    Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
    Abound Solar ($400 million)*
    A123 Systems ($279 million)*
    Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
    Johnson Controls ($299 million)
    Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
    ECOtality ($126.2 million)
    Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
    Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
    Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
    Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
    Range Fuels ($80 million)*
    Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
    Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
    Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
    GreenVolts ($500,000)
    Vestas ($50 million)
    LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
    Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
    Navistar ($39 million)
    Satcon ($3 million)*
    Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
    Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)


  2. The Klown says:

    It was disturbing and sad when Riverdaughter and RalphB joined the OWS cult.

    Koolaid is a helluva drug.

  3. angienc says:

    And look where we are: OWS is completely irrelevant & the Tea Party (started 2 years *before* OWS) is so feared that both the Dems and the GOP are *still* raging against it trying to kill it. HA HA!

  4. John Denney says:

    The 1% the OWS rail against are the geniuses who can navigate the maze of red tape to run a company successfully enough to actually make a profit.
    Putting more onerous regulations in place only shuts out more people.
    A person of average intellect can no longer start and run a successful business.

  5. helenk3 says:

    I keep wondering what other countries thought of the US when some congress critters and the president of the USA were praising people who shit in the streets and destroyed property and had rape tents

    and then trashed people who wanted reasonable government , lower taxes and for the government to obey the Constitution

  6. angienc says:

    Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with the USA.

    What was that about Obama “increasing American prestige throughout the world?” Yeah — not so much.

    • helenk3 says:

      another person who does not want God mentioned in this country now wants to change the pledge of the Air Force Academy.
      I thought about this and decided those who do not want God mentioned in this country should be given a trip to a muslim county where they would be given the chance to tell the Imans that no one is allow to talk about Allah in the country.
      wonder how long they would last?

      I do not care whether another person believes in God or not. that is not my business. I deeply resent this sudden attitude that I am not allowed the freedom to speak about God

    • angienc says:

      In FOXworld “up” may be “down” but at least they can string together a coherent sentence, asshat.

      Oh, PS — there is nothing unconstitutional about an oath ending with “So help me God” and it is especially not unconstitutional as an imposition of “a religion.” This lunatic does not understand what actually constitutes a RELIGION or what an OATH even means and yet he thinks Megyn & Fox viewers are the “dumb” ones.

  7. helenk3 says:

    only on page 6 of Extortion and already in shock.

    we keep thinking that the lobbyists influence government. what if it is the other way around and the government tells businesses ” we are making you an offer you can’t refuse”

    think of Gibson Guitar, Boeing and a few other companies

    • wmcb says:

      “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” – P. J. O’Rourke

      I view it more like the mob. Our corrupt govt is the mob. Some of the bigger corporations are pretty much mob-controlled business, as evidenced by the whole revolving-door thing. Businesses like Goldman Sachs, etc. They are in on the deal, hand in hand.

      Other big businesses realize that in order to be allowed to compete, they have to cough up that protection money – just like any business in a mobbed up neighborhood would have to do. Viewed through the OWS lens, you could say that they are “buying our govt”. But I don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s more like protection money. Cost of doing bidness, ya know. Send some lobbyists to kiss the ring of Big Brother, and angle against each other for favored status.

      Still other, smaller businesses are just shit out of luck. They are at best ignored – so long as they pose no competitive or political threat to the big sharks. The moment they are a threat, they get eliminated.

      Are some of these business people or CEO’s evil? Sure, some are. But we have a govt that has set up the rules so that success is not possible, at least on a large scale, without being connected and paying some hefty vig to the rulemakers. Even honest business people don’t have a fuckload of choice, when the EPA, the IRS, and the other regulatory arms of govt can wipe you the fuck out if they choose. You pay court, they scratch your back. Backroom deals.

      We live in a country where the easiest (and often the only possible) way to succeed is to get in bed with legislators. And if you don’t, your competitor will.

      Me? I’d prefer fucking old school robber barons, even bad as they are, over that shit.

      • helenk3 says:

        from Extortion
        solving problems and settling issues is good lawmaking, but it is not lucrative. It is gridlock, confusion and rehashing fights that create streams of income–like an annuity for the Permanent Political Class.

        think of the bills brought to the floor or the threat of a bill that has an effect on your business. Do you want it passed? then contribute.
        do you want it dropped? then contribute.
        both parties are involved. some lobby firms represent both sides that would argue over a bill.
        example the bill to tax internet sales. politician needs money sponsor a bill to tax the internet or on the other side fight a bill to tax the internet

        I am only to page 13 of the book

  8. angienc says:

    So a dad who’s son was on a high school team that lost 91-0 filed a complaint against the winning coach alleging “bullying.” For the love of all that is good & holy — this “everything-that-hurts-my-feelings-or-embarrasses-me-is-bullying” hysteria in this country has *got* to stop. Do you know what my dad would have told me if I was ever on a sports team that lost 91-0? He would have told me I should have scored some points.


  9. Lulu says:

    The Obamacare fiasco is now the fault of Americans. It is because “A lot of Americans don’t know how to budget for insurance” per Sebelius. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/10/23/Sebelius-Americans-Just-Dont-Know-How-To-Budget-Monthly-For-Healthcare
    The unmitigated gall, the snotty elitist condescension of these people is simply unbound. This stupid pile of crap was sold as a way to reduce costs and now that it obviously won’t, it is the fault of people who can’t afford it because they can’t “budget” for mortgage sized health insurance premiums and eat, house and close themselves. I hope the Republicans (maybe a few Dems too) throw shoes at her elitist ass at the hearings next week.

    • abc says:

      During another segment of the interview she said that if people weren’t tech savvy enough for their web site, they could enroll by phone. …she said this in a context that implied that lack of tech savyness was the reason why people were so unsuccessful at creating accounts and enrolling on the Exchanges.

      Wicked witch. But really good at avoiding bad sound bites. These people have no conscience.

    • The Klown says:

      “A lot of Americans don’t know how to budget for insurance”

      That statement came from a top official in a government that goes deeper and deeper in debt each day. If you think $17 TRILLION is high, wait until the Obamacare subsidies kick in.

  10. angienc says:

    Watching AHS:Coven. Obviously vile prog creator Ryan Murphy doesn’t get that his gratuitous cheap Tea Party shot makes the satanic, murderous *witch* Fiona an Obama supporter.

    • The Klown says:

      Am I gonna have to take that show off my DVR?

      • angienc says:

        I think you can handle it. I’m going to spoil this small part that has *nothing* to do with the main story line (it’s the cheap shot) so don’t go if you don’t want to know:
        Of course, Ryan Murphy writes the actual, real-life racist Madame LaLaurie as being outraged upon discovering that a black man is POTUS via the “magic box” playing a clip of Obama–simply, of course, because of his skin color as she — having been buried alive for 180 years — obviously knows nothing else about him. He even has her saying shit such as “What has become of this once proud nation?” yada, yada. Fiona announces with pride that *she* voted for him “twice” and that the one thing she can’t stand is “racists.” The implication to the Tea Party is obvious as the vile progs have been spewing the “RACIST” crap about anyone who doesn’t support Obama (as we know from 2008) and lately especially about the Tea Party as their small little brains can’t comprehend that anyone would object to Obama on any other grounds *but* skin color.

        I realize that Jessica Lange is the star of this show — and she’s great in it — but does Ryan Murphy thinks she’s a hero character with whom the viewer should identify? Because he’s wrong. She isn’t even an antihero; she’s a flat out villain. And while creating a show with the villain in the lead (and having no character as a real hero) makes for interesting TV, it doesn’t make the character something viewers will aspire to be.

        Spoiler done.

        Tonight’s episode, btw, was especially gross re: Frankstein Monster/Kyle.

        • mothy67 says:

          Thanks. I did catch that. he also has the Sue Sylvester character on Glee spewing oblah blah blah love all the time and she too is an anti-hero.

          • angienc says:

            I stopped watching Glee mid-season 2 because — as usual — Ryan Murphy only has one good season in him for a show he creates (see also: Nip/Tuck).
            But yes, Sue is an anti-hero, because she does have *some* good qualities. Fiona Goode, OTOH, isn’t even that. She’s a flat out evil character with no redeeming features. So, logically (if Ryan Murphy had half a brain) her voting for Obama is a BAD THING.

        • angienc says:

          I mean: FFS, it’s a horror story about witches! Leave politics out of it. The Obama clip thing was completely gratuitous.

        • The Klown says:

          She isn’t even an antihero; she’s a flat out villain

          IOW – Fiona is a typical Vile Prog.

        • 1539days says:

          Glee started on the Republican haterade early. It’s why I stopped watching after season 1 before the show became unwatchable.

    • mothy67 says:

      Had it on in the background. What was the dig?

      • angienc says:

        Read my “spoiler” (only on the dig) right above you.

        • mothy67 says:

          Agree with you about Murphy and was hoping the AHS format would allow him to beat the second year slump. Doubt most will perceive the absurdity of the Fiona character espousing blah blah as full blown bigots didn’t identify with Archie Bunker

    • The Klown says:



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