Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Things More Worrisome than AGW: “Suspended Elections”

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

OPINION

Source: Canada Free Press

With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008.  There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln.  All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist.  We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.

When Nancy Pelosi writes hers she will claim she trumps Mother Teresa, the Calcutta saint, not the one married to John Kerry.

You can claim to be anyone you want in a book, and that’s what Barry Soetoro did.If Harry Reid ever gets around to it, writing his, wine will turn to vinegar overnight. (more…)

Save the light bulb!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Source: CFACT

by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

[SPPI Note:  see extensive SPPI paper at:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/cfl_fires.html ]

We’re about to lose our light bulbs.

Among the many foolish things the political class in Washington has foisted on an unsuspecting public in recent years was the mandated phase-out of one of the most successful inventions in human history, the incandescent light bulb.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, passed by a Democratic Congress and signed into law by President Bush, set in motion a scheme to phase out the incandescent light bulb, replacing it with what the public was told were “more efficient” and “climate friendly” alternatives. Those who questioned the wisdom of the move were assured that emerging technologies, specifically the Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL), would more than fill our lighting needs. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Gun Control

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Source:  Hot Air

Obama: We’re working on gun control “under the radar”

I missed this last week, and so may many who didn’t notice Instapundit’s link to the Greeley Gazette’s post on the White House’s efforts to impose gun control through executive-branch regulatory adventurism.  Jack Minor caught this anecdote buried below the jump on a Washington Post Lifestyle profile of Steve Croley, first published six weeks ago.  Described as “the White House’s point man on gun regulation policy,” the Post includes this rather telling quote from President Obama on the issue of gun control from March: (more…)

The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Source: Forbes

by Larry Bell

I didn’t receive an invitation to attend the annual holiday festivities sponsored by the Chicago Climate Club this year. Initially concerned that this might possibly be due to something I wrote in this column, a different reason is now apparent. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) has shut its doors in response to a different sort of climate change–one producing a cold political Northern that blew into the Windy City from the Great Plains and beyond on Nov. 2.

Consequently, many prominent officers, corporate affiliates and individual shareholders–many of whom you are likely to recognize–won’t receive the public gifts they had hoped.

CCX was launched in 2003 as a “voluntary pilot agency” that aspired to become the New York Stock Exchange for Carbon-emission trading. Its planning was initiated thanks to a $345,000 grant from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation to Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to study and test the viability of a future carbon-credit market.

This transaction occurred when a young community organizer, Barack Obama, served on the Joyce Foundation’s board of directors, along with his mentor, present White House advisor Valerie Jarret. Eventually Joyce Foundation startup contributions for CCX totaled about $1.1 million, and its president, Paula DiPerna, later left the organization to become executive vice president of CCX. (more…)

Carbon Trade Ends on Quiet Death of Chicago Climate Exchange

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Source:  Suite 101

The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on October 21, 2010 that it will cease carbon trading this year. However, Steve Milloy reporting on Pajamasmedia.com (November 6, 2010) finds this huge story strangely unreported by the mainstream media.

To some key analysts the collapse of the CCX appears to show that international carbon trading is “dying a quiet death.” Yet Milloy finds that such a major business failure has drawn no interest at all from the mainstream media. Milloy noted that a “Nexis search conducted a week after CCX’s announcement revealed no news articles published about its demise.”

Not until November 02, 2010 had the story even been picked up briefly and that was by Chicagobusiness.com (Crain’s). Reporter, Paul Merrion appeared to find some comfort that while CCX will cease all trading of new emission allowances at the end of the year, “it will continue trading carbon offsets generated by projects that consume greenhouse gases, such as planting trees.” (more…)

U.S. Can’t Continue As Engine That Drives the Global Economy, Obama and Geithner Say

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Source: CNSNEWS

Citing the country’s trade deficit, President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner each asserted last week that the United States cannot continue to lead the world economy.

“We said in Pittsburgh [at] the G20 that it was important for us to rebalance, in part because the U.S. economy for a long period of time was the engine of world economic growth; we were sucking in imports from all across the world financed by huge amounts of consumer debt,” Obama said Thursday during a joint press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

“Because of the financial crisis, but also because that debt was fundamentally unsustainable, the United States is not going to be able to serve in that same capacity to that same extent,” the president added. (more…)

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