(Once again, the Klown was right. The Klown is always right.)
“Wait . . . wait . . . mic check . . . MIC CHECK!”
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)*
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)*
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)
This is absolutely pay to play.
It was disturbing and sad when Riverdaughter and RalphB joined the OWS cult.
Koolaid is a helluva drug.
Two days ago, the place where RalphB goes now was still saying that the federal exchange failures were just due to overwhelming positive response and need for insurance. Kind of shocking.
Some people prefer the Matrix to reality.
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!
How many elections around the country did OWS candidates win?
You can count them on no hands. It’s a zen thing apparently.
But the Tea Party (who organized and won a bunch of state and local elections) are a bunch of crazy radicals who are a threat to democracy.
The tea party is evil because they have the wrong views about some policies. Duh.
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.
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
They thought we turned into France.
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with the USA.
What was that about Obama “increasing American prestige throughout the world?” Yeah — not so much.
You really can’t blame them for being pissed. They invested a lot of money in Barack Obama. He was supposed to do their bidding in Syria.
A Harvard education is not cheap.
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
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.
not sure if they got waivers or not
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
“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.
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
this is a must read book
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.
The dad would be better served having son’s school replace some coaches.
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.
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.
But But But…
The ones the NEED to sign up are the texting tech generation. They don’t know how to make phone calls.
“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.
It’s deficit neutral. Or maybe it neuters the country. I forget which.
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.
Am I gonna have to take that show off my DVR?
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.
Tonight’s episode, btw, was especially gross re: Frankstein Monster/Kyle.
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.
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.
I mean: FFS, it’s a horror story about witches! Leave politics out of it. The Obama clip thing was completely gratuitous.
She isn’t even an antihero; she’s a flat out villain
IOW – Fiona is a typical Vile Prog.
Glee started on the Republican haterade early. It’s why I stopped watching after season 1 before the show became unwatchable.
Had it on in the background. What was the dig?
Read my “spoiler” (only on the dig) right above you.
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
TWO OUNCES OF BABY GRAVY???
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