Why do taxpayers have to subsidize this? Why do environmentalists give it a free pass?
by Ron Arnold
It uses tons of fossil fuels every day, emits a greenhouse gas that’s like CO2 on steroids, can’t do the job it’s made for, costs taxpayers exorbitant fees, and makes the federal government look mentally ill for giving it outrageous subsidies. It also chops up birds, bats and scenery with roads and monstrous 400-foot-tall machines. “It” is wind power, of course.
These harsh facts were condensed into a preliminary draft study of wind subsidies by researcher Teresa Platt, who circulated it to specialists for vetting. I obtained a copy of the extensively footnoted working draft, which gave chilling reality to the truth behind wind industry claims. Continue reading →
A Tea Party activist at the Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, asked me, “Well, Ed, now will you admit there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats?”
I was shocked that he could not see the significant difference in the voting patterns of the two parties. I answered,
“The difference is obvious. Look at the votes of our US Congress. Republicans mostly support our Constitution and freedom. Democrats don’t. And Romney, even if not your perfect candidate, would not have been an enemy of America as Obama is.” Continue reading →
Stand Up America US (SUA) was founded in 2005 because we were witnessing the decline of America; the dismantling of our Constitution, and the destruction of the very fabric of our society.
Our mission is to educate and inform the public, to uncover and expose wrong doing, to be stewards of fact and reason, and to help right our ship of state based upon constitutional conservatism. But we are being out-gunned, out-spent, out-organized, and over-run. Continue reading →
Notice the dizziness we feel and air twirling in circles as we look from one Obama scandal to another.
“Which one am I to focus on now? It is feeling like a 3 ring circus, except there are too many rings and the Elephants are now stampeding,”
Ring One – Benghazi
Most of us thought the Benghazi nightmare was beyond unbelievable! Surely as the investigation full of whistle blowers and high level officials verified our worst fears about Obama, justice would be done this time. The investigation still continues and the smell of treason, hidden agendas and the mother-load of illegal cover-ups reek to high heaven! It demands treason, arrests and impeachment charges. Continue reading →
The Associated Press is about as much as a rubber stamp for the Whitehouse as I have ever known, yet was selected by the Justice Department through the IRS for secret oversight. This is much more serious than all the recent problems popping up with Benghazi and other incidents.
Freedom of the Press has officially ended. Without a reasonable answer for this infringement of our present freedom, the Secretary of the Justice Department, Eric Holder, needs to be immediately incarcerated. Continue reading →
Grief and politics don’t mix. When raw, aching grief and the dirtiest kind of politics meet, a hot volcano of pain and outrage erupts that is unstoppable. But it is necessary. It is the only way things might ever be clean again.
I am thinking of recent casket transfer ceremonies that have taken place at Dover Air Force Base, where senior administration officials have used the solemn occasions – Benghazi, the shoot-down of Extortion 17 – less to comfort grieving families than to lay blame, to establish a narrative, to lie.
Think of Sean Smith’s mother. Think of Tyrone Woods’ father. After the Obama administration’s hugs came the Obama administration’s stonewalling. They still don’t have answers about what happened in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. Continue reading →
The Benghazi scandal is unquestionably the lowest point of American foreign policy in the last 50 years. It sends a message to all foreign service workers that their government will no longer rescue them when experiencing hostile situations; this flies in the face of historical military coda where all available resources are brought to bear to rescue and protect the wounded, trapped or endangered. Furthermore, it brands our government as unreliable and untruthful.
Henceforth, diplomats and soldiers everywhere should beware of the “Benghazi Bus“, which could run over them at any inconvenient time. Getting Benghazied may even become a new verb in diplomatic language.
Today’s live testimony of the “Benghazi Whistle blowers” before the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee could provide the testimony that takes down the Obama Administration. Or not. The question is, will Congress have the guts to impeach the public officials who were responsible for the disaster and the subsequent coverup. This writer’s guess is that no one will be held accountable in the end. Continue reading →
(CNSNews.com) – Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, said he was “stunned” to hear Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice go on national television and blame the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on a Youtube video, during testimony before Congress on Wednesday.
“I was stunned. My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed,” Hicks told Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) during a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Five days after the attack on Sept. 11, 2012 the White House deployed Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to do the round of Sunday television talk shows, where she repeatedly stated on five different news programs that, according to the best information available at the time, the Benghazi assault had been a spontaneous reaction to an obscure online video mocking Mohammed, rather than a planned terrorist attack. Continue reading …
Extortion 17 was the call sign for the Chinook helicopter shot down in Afghanistan on the night of August 6, 2011. Killed in that crash were 25 special ops forces, including 15 members of Seal Team 6, 5 National Guard troops and 8 Afghans.
Today, the families of the military killed in that crash held a press conference to lay out the coverup by Obama and the military that has gone on since that crash. The video of the press conference can be found here
I watched the live stream of the press conference, admittedly crying throughout. Then the point came that the tears turned into white hot anger. Every American citizen must watch this video. Continue reading →
Chris Crane is an American hero. He served his nation in the Marines. then in uniform as an immigration enforcement agent. Now he serves us again, as the man leading the best hope we have to defeat the lawless Obama/Napolitano amnesty. We stand with him.
Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony
Jason Richwine, the young conservative scholar who co-authored the Heritage Foundation report on the long-term costs of the amnesty bill backed by the “Gang of Eight,” is gone from Heritage.
He was purged after The Washington Post unearthed his doctoral dissertation at the JFK School of Government.
IQ tests fairly measure mental ability. The average IQ of immigrants is well below that of white Americans. This difference in IQ is likely to persist through several generations.
And the potential consequences of this?
“A lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market.” Continue reading →
Not only will Senate Bill 744, called the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, add 33 million immigrants to the USA within the next 10 years, it will cost American taxpayers a mind-numbing $6.3 trillion. That amount of money piles on top of our already crippling $16.5 trillion national debt.
When you consider 12 to 20 million illegal alien migrants taping into our social security, schools, medical systems, assisted housing and food stamp benefits—the costs skyrocket beyond imagination.
Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation stated, “Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers.” Continue reading →
Seven years ago we the people fought off all the America hating pro-illegals groups like LaRaza, the ACLU and others who want to protect and reward liars, cheats and thieves.
The well-protected, dangerous Marxist in the people’s house works for the Masters of the Game whose goal is seamless borders to integrate these United States of America with Mexico and Canada as a region of one world government. That’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s a well-documented fact.
Barry Soetoro aka Obama has the support of both parties in the Outlaw Congress who are trying to out pimp each other for future votes. The impostor president has the support of millions of members of the Democratic Communist Party USA. People too stupid to understand the serious ramifications for our sovereignty and that their own jobs are at risk.
Puppets of the global controlling elite upchuck their nauseating rhetoric on a daily basis:
If the American people truly understood how the Federal Reserve System works and what it has done to us, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately. It is a system that was designed by international bankers for the benefit of international bankers, and it is systematically impoverishing the American people.
The Federal Reserve System is the primary reason why our currency has declined in value by well over 95 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger over the past 100 years. The Fed creates our “booms” and our “busts”, and they have done an absolutely miserable job of managing our economy.
But why do we need a bunch of unelected private bankers to manage our economy and print our money for us in the first place? Continue reading →
The question arises while reading an analysis of Census Bureau statistics on the 2012 election by Dan Balz and Ted Mellnik.
One sentence in their Washington Post story fairly leaps out:
“The total number of white voters actually decreased between 2008 and 2012, the first such drop by any group within the population since the bureau started to issue such statistics.”
America’s white majority, which accounts for nine in 10 of all Republican votes in presidential elections, is not only shrinking as a share of the electorate, but it is declining in numbers, as well. Continue reading →
O’Hare airport will finally get its goats. The Department of Aviation of the City of Chicago has awarded a contract to a private firm to provide 25 goats to munch vegetation at the city’s airport. These “green lawn mowers” will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions to sustain the planet.
Last fall, when the project was bid, Amy Malick, head of sustainability at the Department of Aviation, commented on the planned use of goats in hard-to-mow areas,
“They may have steep slopes, very hard to get to with heavy machinery, and those machines also emit pollution. They’re burning fossil fuel. So as a sustainability initiative we’re looking to bring in animals that do not have emissions associated with them, at least to the same extent that heavy machinery would.”
A shepherd will herd the goats across 120 acres at four different sites on airport property. The 25 fuzzy critters are expected to clear vegetation each day from a square at least sixteen feet on a side. Continue reading →
State senators in New York are dropping like flies, casualties of the latest bribery probe. In Washington, D.C., a presidential spokesman blows off the murder of America’s ambassador to Libya, last September, with “Oh, that was a long time ago.”
In Texas, school officials refuse to let parents see the curriculum being taught to their children unless they pay for the privilege.
At every level, everywhere you look, public officials, elected and appointed, dazzle us with their displays of towering stupidity, clueless arrogance, and cheap venality. It’s as if you have to demonstrate a truly high capacity for baseness, incompetence, and overweening pride before you can even be considered for a public office, nowadays. Continue reading →
Last month, Earth Day came and went. Perhaps you missed hearing about it. For 2013, the theme was “The Face of Climate Change.”
Other than a change in the Post Office cancellation mark on your letters from the usual wavy lines, to the four stick-like wind turbines and a sun symbol, there was little note of what was once an event celebrated by 20 million Americans.
Tim Wagner, Utah representative for the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign, groused: “Media coverage of global warming has virtually disappeared.”
According to EarthDayCentral.com, one of the goals of Earth Day is to help you “Discover what you can do to save the environment.”
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country.
“It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.” —Theodore Roosevelt
This last week Attorney General Eric Holder pandered to illegal aliens, calling them “unauthorized immigrants.” Shortly thereafter, Obama went to Mexico pandering to illegals while blaming the American people for the very crimes he and his administration contrived through “Fast and Furious.” Continue reading →
Bill Ayers’ claim that the Weather Underground bombed property, not people, in order to protest the Vietnam War, is two lies in one. First, they specialized in anti-personnel bombs using heavy metal staples. Second, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were not opposed to the war, only to a U.S. victory.
As reported by Jim Mackinnon of the Akron Beacon Journal, Ayers maintained, during a speaking appearance, “No one died in the Weather Underground bombings.” He was trying to claim that the Weather Underground was different from the Islamic terrorists in the Boston bombings case. Continue reading →
On May 9, 2013, 9:30 to 11:30 am, at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, Washington, DC, families of Navy Seal Team VI will reveal the US Government’s culpability in death of their sons in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan following successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound.
Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death. Continue reading →
Our nation has become so politically correct in the last twenty years that it actually threatens the existence of America.
The fools in our government feel that the Constitution guarantees our ‘right’ to not be offended, which it does not do. Because of this we have several groups that are constantly declaring that they have been offended in one way or another.
The homosexuals are offended by Christians standing for the Biblical view point of homosexuality but for some odd reason they don’t care that Christians are rightfully offended by their open display of the perverted lifestyle they want to force on all Americans.
We also see muslims jumping on the ‘offended’ band wagon when someone exposes islam for what it is, a political ideology of hate and murder. Since 620 A.D. islam has forced itself on other nations by the sword. Continue reading →
Dancing with a “Wounded Warrior” – she has lost a leg but still dances. This is what a REAL President looks and acts like. He wasn’t a Jefferson or a Madison, and he made some big mistakes, but he saved us from Al Gore and John Kerry … and he is a regular guy. Continue reading →
Last week, thirteen members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution “recognizing the disparate impact of climate change on women.”
The resolution implied that man-made climate change was responsible for impacts on global women, stating “food insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health.”
But the resolution ignores the real tragedy, the tragedy of misguided policies to combat climate change.
Climatism, the belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying Earth’s climate, has guided world governments since 1992. That year, 41 nations and the European Community signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit. The FCCC called for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to prevent dangerous global warming. Continue reading →
The claim that the Russians somehow “warned” the U.S. about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s radical Islamic connections has been accepted by most news organizations and commentators as established fact. But while U.S. intelligence agencies have a lot to explain, the Russian security services have been treated with kid gloves and even as the “good guys” in this affair.
Russian media, including the English-language propaganda channel Russia Today (RT), have been insisting that the U.S. is to blame for the Boston bombings because vague “warnings” from Moscow were ignored.
It is reminiscent of when Lee Harvey Oswald, a pro-Castro Marxist who had traveled back and forth to Russia, assassinated President John F. Kennedy, and the Russian KGB promptly launched a disinformation campaign in the media blaming right-wingers in Dallas and the CIA for the murder. The Soviets—and the Cubans—were determined to obscure their links to the assassin.
The obvious question in this case is: If the Russian intelligence agencies were suspicious of the brother’s terror ties, why did they not arrest and imprison him? Continue reading →