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The War on Energy Continues

It should come as no surprise, really.

Back in 2008, President Obama made the now infamous comment: “…under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

It looks like they can’t wait for cap and trade. They must want electricity rates to skyrocket now. They’ve been doing their best to destroy the oil industry. Now they’ve fired a broadside at the coal industry.

Obama Coal Crackdown Sends Message to Industry
The EPA has revoked the permits for a West Virginia coal mine. obviously, this goes way beyond simply failing to grant new permits.
Even the state’s two Senators (who are both Democrats) are outraged over this. West Virginia’s coal industry is a major part of the state’s economy. Senator Manchin has issued a statement condemning the EPA’s actions as unprecedented and irresponsible. His statement also mocked the EPA.

According to the EPA, it doesn’t matter if you did everything right, if you followed all of the rules. Why? They just change the rules.

A Few Thoughts:

This action will hurt the economy of West Virginia directly through the mining industry and indirectly through energy prices. The economy of West Virginia is already one of the poorest in the nation. Gee, I thought Democrats were supposed to want to help the poor, not hurt them.



This action will hurt the economy of the whole nation through energy prices. West Virginia exports both coal and electricity to other states. Oil prices are still high and growing. Rising energy prices helped cause this Great Recession. Despite all the talk of “recovery,” we are not yet recovered. Another shock could seriously harm the whole economy.



Senator Manchin’s statement described the EPA’s actions as “…a shocking display of overreach…” Overreach, yes. Shocking, no. Democrats, liberals, progressives, envirosocialists, et cetera have been overreaching for a long time. Get in line. You certainly are not the first to notice this Senator. You won’t be the last. My only hope is that he is genuinely outraged and not just posturing. Who knows, maybe he’ll open his eyes a little more and see the ever-increasing overreach that his party so very is guilty of.


Overreach

You call it overreach, I call it tyranny.


But what the EPA doesn’t seem to understand is that this decision has ramifications that reach far beyond coal mining in West Virginia.

I think that they do understand. They just don’t care.


According to the EPA, it doesn’t matter if you did everything right, if you followed all of the rules. Why? They just change the rules.

This is nothing new. They have been doing this to us for a long time.


However, the EPA has never before attempted to veto a previously awarded and active permit.

Precedent does not matter to the statist. They defy precedent all the time with impunity. Then, their unprecedented action becomes the new precedent that all must follow or else. Conservatives are always bound by precedent, progressives never are.


The EPA is jeopardizing thousands of jobs

Nothing new here.


sending a message to every business and industry that the federal government has no intention of honoring past promises and that no investment is safe.

Well, duh. This has been the M.O. of this President and his party since they took power.


That message will destroy not only our jobs, but our way of life

Sounds like “fundamantally transforming” America to me.


The EPA’s decision to retroactively veto the permit casts serious doubt on the future of this project.

Ex post facto law, maybe?


Blakeman says it sends a chilling message to other industries about the power of the Federal government.

Again, I call it tyranny. Tyranny is very often arbitrary, overturning established rules, precedents, agreements, and anything else it desires on a whim. This is the opposite of what a society needs to be stable, free, and prosperous.


He suggests that it will be up to the other two branches of our government , the courts and the Congress to decide whether the EPA’s revocation of this permit , and perhaps others, stands.

This is one of the many reasons why our founders gave us a system of checks and balances. For too long, they Congress has abdicated its authority to various executive branch agancies staffed with unelected bureaucrats. Now would be a great time to defund the EPA.

Mingo Logan Coal Company was poised to invest $250 million dollars in the Spruce Mine project, which would have created approximately 200 well-paying jobs with benefits.

(emphasis mine)
There go the statists again, killing jobs left and right.
These statists are under the delusion that government can and does create jobs, so this will all magically go away when Obama mystically creates jobs with the money from his stash.

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Obama’s Religion

There has been furious debate over President Obama’s religion. Many people believe that the President is a Muslim. Others defend his claim that he is a Christian. Ann Coulter asserts that Obama is an atheist.

However, I believe that all of them are wrong. President Obama’s religion is Narcissism… his god is self. Barack Obama worships Barack Obama. Now, I’m not the first to point out Mr. Obama’s hyper-inflated ego, but I think this goes far beyond that. The pattern of behavior is clear. He is his own god.


Added 9/12/2010
Regarding Mr. Obama’s purported Christianity, if he is indeed something akin to a Christian, then he is a heretic. He has repeatedly spoken of “collective salvation.” This is not a Christian doctrine. He may be a deist or a theist, but he is not a Christian. This doctrine comes from “liberation theology” which is basically Karl Marx wearing a Jesus mask. I suppose you could call him a “Liberation Theologist.”

One of the central tenets of Christianity is humility. Certainly, anyone who is capable of enduring the limelight will have the appearance of arrogance, if not actual arrogance. However, I believe that the President’s behavior demonstrates something beyone mere vanity.

I think that Narcissism as a religion is more prevalent than most people would believe. There are many people whose self love goes beyond mere conceit to become the primary virtue in their own eyes. I would assert that many people in this egotistical age view their self-esteem as being one of the greatest things to be pursued. Certainly, egotism has always been among us, but our culture has been pushing self-esteem to an unhealthy extreme for decades now. Children are coddled and insulated from the real world. They are taught that their value comes from their opinion of themselves, rather than from their personhood. It was inevitable that we would have a President who embodied this fault sooner or later. It just happened to be Barack Obama.

I suppose it is possible that he suffers from mere vanity or even Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Certainly, I am not the first to observe that. Many power-hungry politicians and celebrities are narcissistic, at least to some degree. Our media-driven culture sees to that. The unconstitutional growth of government over the past century has also encouraged this phenomenon.


Added 9/13/2010
Just a few areas of arrogance off the top of my head:

President Obama has refused to release his academic record.
President Obama publically rebuked the Supreme Court in this year’s State of the Union Address, an unprecedented move.
President Obama will single out a specific opponent for attack. In theory, this is not unique to him, but he seems to be doing this with a greater frequency. He seems to be making the attacks personal, rather than based on a disagreement on policy. Also, he has chosen media opponents, such as Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for personal attack.
President Obama repeatedly blames George W. Bush even two years into his Presidency.
President Obama has also repeatedly referred to the deficit that he inherited from Bush while neglecting to mention that he voted for that spending while in the Senate. He also failed to mention that he has added to that deficit as President and doubled our national debt.


Added 7/11/2011

President Obama gave 41 speeches from January 1, 2009 to September 23, 2009. In those 41 speeches, he referred to himself 1,198 times. That’s yet another sign that points to his extreme egotism.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/09/23/dan-gainor-obama-speeches-ego/





Further resources:
Liberation Theology
Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?
Wikipedia: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Google Health: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Mayo Clinic: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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All the media has done is ignore the following

Today on this thread on MichelleMalkin.com I found this nugget:

On April 21st, 2010 at 4:44 pm, Flyoverman said:

On April 21st, 2010 at 3:53 pm, ArizonaNeanderthal said:
These damn fools who continue to insist Bambi is not marxist/socialist should do some web browsing and connect the dots-blind squirrel.

What dots? Why there is hardly any evidence. All the meida has done is ignore the following:

Mom was a communist
Dad was a communist
Grandma was a communist
Grandpa was a communist
Dad worked for a communist group in Kenya
Mom worked for a communist group in Indonesia
Young Barack was mentored by a communist, Frank Marshall Davis
Barack is a disciple of Saul Alinsky, a communist
Valarie Jarrett’s father was a prominent communist
Van Jones is a self professed communist
His former communication’s director, Anita Dunn, admires Mao
Dr. Tara O’Toole, a communist was nominated by Obama to a post in DHS
Friend Bill Ayers, was a member of the Marxist Weather Underground
For 20 years Obama attended a church, whose theology is Marxist based

Make Obama white and substitute Tea Party Member for communist and Marxist. What would the media do?

Direct link to the comment in question

Gee, Wally. I don’t know how the media could have missed all those signs.
You said it, Beav!

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Over Five Thousand Years Ago

This was taken from the Buffalo Gap Round-Up, August 2009.

Over Five Thousand Years Ago…
Submitted by Pam Miles, Abilene, TX

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, “Pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land.”

Now Obama is going to steal your shovel, kick your asses, raise the price of camels, and mortgage the promised land.

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I’m in ur base, gettin a photo op.

Recently, President Obama went to Osan Air Base (a US military base in South Korea). While there, he opened his mouth and admitted his true reason for going there:

“You guys make a pretty good photo op,”

Of course, this just begged for me to make a LOL.

Im in ur base  gettin a photo op
moar funny pictures

Michelle Malkin’s take on this.
Washington Post
Yahoo News

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Pass the Buck

Here’s a little photoshop fun I had. It’s a parody of the famous “Pass it on” billboards by The Foundation for a Better Life.

Blames George Bush. Every Chance he gets.

No disrespect for the billboards (which are good, for the most part) is intended.

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Obama’s Sob Story

In a recent press conference, President Obama told a (presumably hypothetical) sob story that, to him, illustrated why no one should be allowed to be without health insurance.  He spoke of a man who chose to not have insurance who experienced a medical catastrophe and woke up in the hospital to find himself $10,000 in debt.

If President Obama cares so much about people getting in massive debt then why is he in the process of continually increasing the national debt? Why is he increasing the debt that each of us must pay off, though we did not authorize it, though we demanded they not pursue it. Does he not care that every baby born in this country is born a debtor?

 

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

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