Thursday, July 24, 2014

EPA Regulations Ensure Ongoing Economic Malaise

June 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Economy, Environment, Hot Topics

Get ready for many years of, at best, economic stagnation or, at worst, long term depression and hyperinflation. The new EPA regulations will ensure any or all. Businesses that create productive jobs and economic growth cannot depend on irregular and expensive energy. Read both articles.

“Spain may be a very different place from America but where renewable energy is concerned, the rules are exactly the same: the more “clean energy” you develop, the more scum-sucking corporatist parasites you attract, the more eagles you slice and dice, and the greater the burden you place on both the taxpayer and the economy – all to no discernible practical purpose whatsoever.

Welcome to Obama’s bright green future. The Spanish (and the Danish, and the Portugese, and the Germans…) have already seen it and it doesn’t work.

Shiny Obama Distractions

Shiny Obama Distractions to obscure the destruction. Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2014

Enemies of the State

Fox News:  Citizens put in the crosshairs of their own government – how could this be happening in America?

From the ATF to Homeland Security to environmental agencies, powerful forces are turning against Americans who thought the government was on their side.

The truth is, even in the representative democracy of the United States of America, if the government goes after you it can be a nightmare.

In this Fox News special, the Fox News Reporting team uncovers several alarming stories of government officials taking on private citizens who don’t believe they did anything wrong.

And that’s what makes it so scary – if it could happen to them, it could happen to anyone.

As you watch this presentation, please keep the following quote in mind:

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

Here is the complete Fox News Special broken down into six YouTube segments by the Mass Tea Party.  The documentary first aired on Saturday, March 5th, 2014.  Truth is stranger than fiction – and scarier:

Introduction and The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 1

Gibson Guitar

Energy Independent

IRS Targeting – Part 1

IRS Targeting – Part 2

The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 2 and Conclusion

Sick Transit

In the U.S. and around the world, it’s a weird fad.

By James Lileks
Summary of a Washington Post op-ed in my local paper: “Transit use remains disappointing because driving is too cheap.”They mean that in a bad way.If there’s a story about “Transit,” they don’t mean cars. Cars are just solipsistic carbon-barfing capsules that move selfish people around. Transit means communal boxes, preferably on rails. When they talk about transit options, they mean buses (ick!) and bikes (yay!) and streetcars, which are romantic and sustainable and everyone takes them in Europe. Ergo: You there with the two-car garage — pony up. Do you really have to read the article to know that’s where it’s going? Slowly? Stopping at every corner?  Read more at

Hat tip: Ed Braddy, DeLena May


EPA Bans Most Wood Burning Stoves…

…In a corrupt scheme, Sue and Settle, fireplaces next.  But a half-billion dollar biomass plant is OK.

As of January 3rd, the EPA banned about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States. Stoves which are used to heat 12% of the homes in America and are especially needed in outlying rural areas. Fireplaces are also being looked at.

The EPA is attempting to reduce particle pollution with new rules. Instead of limiting fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 μg/m3 limit. That is equivalent to a person smoking 3 to 4 cigarettes in a small confined space.

The draconian EPA regulations will be spread out, one will take place in March and the next in five to eight years. Stoves currently in use will not be affected but obviously, getting them repaired will become more and more difficult.

They haven’t yet gone after outdoor appliances or home heating appliances, but can they be far behind? Will people be able to heat their homes in a future controlled by extreme environmentalists?  Read more at:


The Social Engineers – Coming Soon to a City Near You

Click the graphic to watch the VIDEO

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National Blueways: A National Disaster

This is the kind of government action that can finally bring this country down. While everyone is sidetracked by the IRS, Obamacare and Bernanke this insidious plan to control millions more acres of private property will be the final straw for a weak country with a weak economy. Unless STATE officials recognize the enormity of the National Blueway System and take steps to protect their constituents the federal government will be ”placing 10% of farms into conservation programs and develop Conservation Programs for 75% of farms” among other controls. In Arkansas “The on the ground effects of this plan would absolutely annihilate agriculture within the 60 county area. And agricultural is by far the biggest economic engine within the region. Tourism is far, far behind. And with such a great economy, the idea that tourism is suddenly going to explode as an economic engine is beyond ridiculous. Nonetheless, that is the apparent economic benefit we are all supposed to gain from this designation.”

“According to a statement from the Secretary of the Interior, the plans are to establish 5 National Blueways per year for the next five years ultimately achieving 25 National Blueways throughout the nation.”

Full article..

Take the time to meet with your state legislators about the National Blueway System. Educate them and let them know you will support their opposition to Florida participating in the program.

Email State Representative Keith Perry

Email State Senator Rob Bradley

Lefties Aspire To Starving Billions Around The World

May 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Environment, Hot Topics

It’s no secret that the bogus science used to ban DDT back in the seventies has resulted in millions of deaths from malaria in developing countries around the world, most significantly in Africa. Now the same leftist mentality is on a mission to block food production in third world countries. And fiscal conservatives are accused of not caring for their fellow man? It would be humorous if the consequences were not so dire.

“It  isn’t only the left who were in the streets yesterday protesting against  Monsanto and their miracle seeds. The same low information type voter who  elected President Obama have been taken in by the Luddites who are scaring the  ignorant into thinking that genetically modified seeds are a  danger.

Not  just a danger – they are destroying the planet!”

Read more:

Obamacare Shakedown

John Hayward of has described beautifully the state of the “free market” in America today with his article about Kathleen Sebelius’ “fundraising” for Obamacare. Take any industry and apply the same dynamics of tyrannical government control. Get ready, folks. Life is about to get very unpleasant.

Cost Of One “Green” Job: 11.45 Million Dollars

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Economy, Environment, Hot Topics

What luxurious wealth we enjoy in this country that allows us to squander billions of dollars on the progressive utopian vision of saving the environment. How’s that working for you as you pay rapidly escalating prices at the grocery store?

From Wynton Hall,

“In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to create 5 million “green jobs” if elected president. However, an analysis by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) finds that since 2009, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) $26 billion loan program created just 2,298 permanent jobs, at a cost of $11.45 million per job created.”

Full article…

Post Office Pushes “Green” Power

This is a copy of an envelope containing a birthday card that was sent to my grandson earlier this month.  Check out the postmark:  Those are wind turbines on a wind farm.  So, the much touted hyped wind power that probably couldn’t exist without billions of dollars in federal grants and subsidies, is now being promoted by the United States Postal Service.

 Is this what we want the USPS to be doing?  Some references below:

The 10 Major Wind Power Companies in the World – Wind Turbine Manufacturers and Companies.  Look where GE CEO and former leader of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Jeff Immelt’s company is on on this list.

Sign Wave for Ed Braddy – Friday March 29th 4-6 PM

Walmart Supercenter on Waldo Road

(Just turn off Waldo Rd. at Walmart and park on the left)

Let’s show which candidate in the race for Mayor cares about East Gainesville!

Rand Paul Smackdown of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Energy Efficiency, Kathleen Hogan

This clip was uploaded in April, 2011.  It’s had almost 323,000 views.
The Progressives at every level of government, whether they are elected officials or bureaucrats, always think know what’s best for us and think know that they can run our lives better than we can!

Hat tip:

Be A Part Of Plum Creek

February 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Economy, Environment, Press Releases

You are invited to be a participant in the future of Alachua County-

From Plum Creek- The Vision is getting clearer… make it better, make it happen.

You’re invited to the first community workshop for Envision Alachua Phase II:

See the emerging concepts for Plum Creek’s 65,000 acres of land in East Alachua County. Hear opportunities for the economy, the environment and our community.

Participate in an interactive community conversation, share your ideas for a better future and help make it happen.



___________________________WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2013

WHERE: MLK Community Center
1028 NE 14th Street,
Gainesville, Florida 32601

TIME: 5:30PM, Registration and light dinner
6:30–8:30PM, Workshop

Childcare will be provided.


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A Summary Of Obama’s Green Energy Bankruptcies!

October 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Hot Topics

I know, the “green energy” bankruptcies are so repetitive the whole thing’s getting boring. But we need to keep up with the extent of the damage and Redstate has published a comprehensive list of the “green energy” companies that have gone bankrupt along with some great analysis.

“Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said the impending expiry of a U.S. tax credit had exacerbated a fall in orders for next year, forcing it to make more than 800 job cuts in the United States and Canada so far this year”

“A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday.

The filing may fuel further political debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker Automotive Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.”

Full article…

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