Obama’s latest “green” boondoggle

President Barack Obama is not letting the failure of his administration to secure passage of the multi-trillion dollar cap-and-trade legislation before the Congress broke for its election recess, slow his effort to impose “green” mandates on businesses and consumers. 

Just last week, it was reported that the Administration was preparing to intervene yet again in the marketplace; this time by placing a host of new energy regulatory mandates on producers of household and commercial appliances, and threatening fines for failing to comply.

In addition to these restrictive mandates, the administration will offer loans and tax breaks to companies producing these “green” alternatives.  Incentives would be offered to consumers to buy these appliances, which they would not otherwise be inclined to purchase because of their higher cost and less desirable performance.

Any incentives, whether offered to the consumer or the business gaining an unfair advantage in the market, will of course be funded on the backs of taxpayers. Given that we currently face trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, it is hard to grasp why we are engaging in costly programs that otherwise would fail.

The answer, of course, is that liberals like Obama believe so strongly in the benefits of “going green” that virtually any cost to push the American consumer in that direction, regardless of how strongly they resist, is a small price to pay for a greener world.  And, if the Congress will not for whatever reason go along, then like a parent forcing an unruly child to eat their vegetables, the President will just have to do so by regulatory fiat.

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Common Man

October 8th, 2010
8:12 am

I could not figure out what clothes to wear this morning. Maybe Mr. Obama will develop a list of government guidelines for how we should dress each day.

nelson

October 8th, 2010
8:18 am

The goal of cap and trade is to limit the rise in global temperatures to 3.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2050 by reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions from companies as part of a larger plan for curbing global warming.

To achieve this goal the U.S. government should stadily tighten the cap until emissions are reduced to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

To finance the plan the government would sell permits to companies that would allow them to emit so many metric tons of pollutants into the air, gradually reducing it over time. This would generate income for the government of 50 billion dollars going up to as high as 300 billion dollars.

Soooo, as I understand it, the populance would benefit by having cleaner air to breathe and the government would benefit by making a profit.

Trapped in a Red state

October 8th, 2010
8:48 am

Mr Barr
Your either reincarnated from a previous century or you still have political aspirations and are therefore pandering to your uneducated base.
I believe you are too intelligent to ignore the leaders of modern science; but, I could be wrong.

sam

October 8th, 2010
8:51 am

this must’ve taken a whole minute to think of and type…bob must have a breakfast date today.

Big D

October 8th, 2010
9:03 am

Bob,
We had a webnar meeting last week with the White House on this very subject. It was presented on Facebook ( what a joke). This program of grants and loans involve BILLIONS of dollars and this event was their effort to explain the semantics of it. It lasted less than an hour and was the single most non-professional presentation I have ever seen. The vast amount of the live responses were” just what the hell was that” !!
You could have given the script to a ten year old and they could have made more sense of it. The people of this country have no idea that we are asleep at the wheel and if we don’t do something next month I am truly afraid we may not be able to survive without some form of collapse and painful restructuring.

Prudence

October 8th, 2010
9:26 am

Common Man; buy grey — it looks morose and fits the Big Gov mystique.

Bubba

October 8th, 2010
9:28 am

Meanwhile, another awful report on unemployment today: Only 65,000 private jobs created, a total of 95,000 jobs lost due to census jobs going away, no change in the unemployment rate. Great job, Barry! Oh, I forgot, it’s Bush’s fault.

paleo-neo-carlinist the 1st, esquire

October 8th, 2010
9:29 am

paleo-neo-Carlinist

You have not been name jacked. Clearly I have a different name than you. I assume your literary prowess includes spelling as well?

Bob,

This is nothing new. The Feds love to employ regulations that they cannot manage or truly monitor.

Barring Logic

October 8th, 2010
9:29 am

What is the use of having a job and having our economy improve if we cannot breathe the air or drink the water?

We cannot sacrifice one for the other. We use the Earth and it resources to survive. We cannot neglect them or abuse them. Otherwise we will not survive. Will a job help us when we are dead?

DB

October 8th, 2010
9:55 am

Never mind the tax incentives that big oil and coal have been getting for years “on the backs of taxpayer”. These just leave us with wars in the Middle East and air quality that kills more Americans than terrorists ever have. Wake up Bob.

Jeb

October 8th, 2010
10:04 am

Too bad someone didn’t intervene to stop the Bush.

Fred

October 8th, 2010
10:22 am

The goal is to rid the world of Muslims. And who better to to do that than a bunch of faceless fatcat bureaucrats.

If you’d like to substitute Jews or plastic beer rings or oil exploration or big macs or reefer or large waistlines go right ahead, you’re a good citizen.

You are a good citizen, aren’t you? Hard to tell, since that definition is changing by the day.

Real American

October 8th, 2010
10:24 am

First of all Mr. Barr its President Obama for you and all these un Americans that do not want to respect the office.

Second, when will you people come in the 21st centuary? Its amazing we finally have a young President who cares about the world and the things we do to it. What has Bob Barr ever done for America?

Thanks President Obama for being a true leader around the world but continue to have to fight these old 1955 20th century idiots who are not going to be here any way.

Not My Real Name

October 8th, 2010
10:27 am

For Common Man:

Uncle Daddy Guvmint is going to tell you what to wear. Shoes are made from leather. Leather comes from cows. Cows fart and cause climate change.

Wear hemp… you can smoke if you run out of Cali medication.

paleo-neo-carlinist the 1st, esquire

October 8th, 2010
10:28 am

Real

So, because President Obama is young, that makes him a good president? Interesting

Jim

October 8th, 2010
10:29 am

Once again, Obama proves himself an intelligent fool who is clueless.

Jim

October 8th, 2010
10:30 am

Centuary? Do you worship at Obozo’s centuary?

Dave

October 8th, 2010
10:34 am

The air smells fine to me, and the water tastes fine. Maybe if the “sky is falling” crowd didn’t have such a poor history of getting it right, we’d find it easier to believe them. It also doesn’t look good when the main repository of data for the global warming fanatics is run by people who admit in email correspondence that much of what they’ve been saying is either A.) made up or B.) wildly exaggerated.

Big D

October 8th, 2010
10:35 am

BL,
The problem you and most liberals DON”T see is they REALLY don’t care at all about what you hold dear. I have been in and around DC in the field of energy for 30 years. The ones in the ‘Know” can tell you pretty quick they have done no homework on real issues and played to the lowest common denominator, your fears…all the while playing the old shell game to gain more political ground.

lot

October 8th, 2010
11:01 am

funny how without these additional regulations the air and water in america is cleaner now than it was 40 years ago. Also funny is how the water in air in other countries that invoke similar regulations is worse now than 40 years ago.

yeah, obobo is great, obobo is good, he will save us, we do not need to think or get off the couch, because the god almighty obobo will provide.

lot

October 8th, 2010
11:06 am

and to the person that referenced the scientists, you mean the same people that were lambasted for putting out the IPCC report, the one that used improper sources, manipulated data, and had incorrect conclusions. the same report that was given a failing grade by a peer review journal. yeah, if anyone believes that scientists hold good works and the truth above the lure of billions of dollars of research grants, you are an idiot and this whole discussion is a waste of time.

DawgDad

October 8th, 2010
11:12 am

nelson: By definition, the government cannot “make a profit” in a business sense. If and when the Federal Government becomes a for-profit entity it will no longer be our Constitutional government.

Class of '98

October 8th, 2010
11:17 am

Nelso wrote: “Soooo, as I understand it, the populance would benefit by having cleaner air to breathe and the government would benefit by making a profit.”

Nelson, do you not understand that the businesses being taxed will make up the difference by either raising prices, cutting employess, or both?

Whether the government takes the money out of your paycheck or raises taxes on companies you buy products from, the money is going to be taken out of YOUR pocket either way.

I’m wasting my time. Liberals will never understand economics.

lot

October 8th, 2010
11:19 am

Is it impossible for liberals to think for themselves?

Dave

October 8th, 2010
11:40 am

Liberals are the three monkeys “Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil” about all things Obama. The truth is that America has waken up to the sham that is the Obama administration. His hard push straight to the arms of socialism continues. wouldn’t be surprised if he authors an ammendment in 2012 where he cannot be voted out of office. He is truly a blind gopher looking for his shadow. The Libs follow him blindly while failing to see that the rest of us are waking up to Obama. We are coming…and we will clean him out. In two years, Obama has solidified himself as the worst president…eclipsing even Jimmy Carter. And that’s saying something……

Real American

October 8th, 2010
11:41 am

Lot:: Is it possibe for you conservatives to think for your self? You never heard the world Socialist being thrown around untill fear tactic Beck and college drop out Sean Hannity.

Jim

October 8th, 2010
11:42 am

He is without a doubt the WORST President ever!

Jim

October 8th, 2010
11:43 am

BS Real American. Explain to me why you like Obama!

Common Man

October 8th, 2010
11:44 am

Not my Real Name

What a great idea. Truly revolutionary

paleo-neo-carlinist the 1st, esquire

October 8th, 2010
11:46 am

Real American

Funny that you don’t recognized the propaganda tactics used by Michael Moore, Rachel Maddow, and Bill Maher. I thought you libs weren’t hypocrites

Real American

October 8th, 2010
11:46 am

Dave: where was this new found Love for your country under Bush? No the worst President honor goes to George W.

President Obama, dispite you impatient bigots will go down as the President that saved America from going under. When he took office Stock market had crashed, auto industrial had crashed.

George W lost over 5 million jobs under his admistration but you conseratives have a blind eye on the mess this man created.

Mr. Spock

October 8th, 2010
11:48 am

Real American…you forgot to mention all of Obama’s accomplishments that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize before he started his rule. Maybe Obama will get an invitation to Augusta when he is done polishing up his golf game.

Real American

October 8th, 2010
11:54 am

And you conservatives, please stop using Ronald Reagan name, people under 35 could care less what he did 30 years ago, this is a new century.

I noticed most conservatives skip over George W accomplishment and always go back 30 years ago.

Ronald is dead and not comming back.

Dave

October 8th, 2010
11:56 am

Real American, the term Socialist has been used to describe Obama even in his campaign days and follows through to the truth still. Don’t stand there with your head in the sand. In Novemeber, the first Liberal yard sale begins and then we cut the head off the snake in 2012. You had your chance and all the Democrats did was hit dirt and begin to dig. Look at the polls and the election results, then gnash your teeth all you want. Read it, learn it, live with it.

StJ

October 8th, 2010
11:59 am

“President Barack Obama is not letting the failure of his administration to secure passage of the multi-trillion dollar cap-and-trade legislation…”

I wouldn’t make that call just yet. There’s a lame-duck session coming up and I’m sure cap-and-tax, amnesty for all illegals, more tax hikes (i.e. “economic equality”), and the rest of the socialist excrement will be revisited.

paleo-neo-carlinist the 1st, esquire

October 8th, 2010
12:03 pm

Real American

You need to learn how to spell.

Kamchak

October 8th, 2010
12:19 pm

Read my posts on CT’s blog.

I prefer men

Real American

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

Dave: who cares about the polls? We are comming out in large numbers? Before you call President Obama a socialist look up the meaning, Bush was the biggest Socialist ever.
Dave continue to get your news from Anti Obama Fox news and Rep are going to be in for a shock.

Paleo: find a real name

paleo-neo-carlinist the 1st, esquire

October 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

Real American

1) Don’t hate. Its not liberal.

2) If the new liberal talking point is that Fox is funding the GOP. Then why not be honest about ALL other news channels that are liberal? You people are crying over 1 channel – on cable nonetheless. Must be worried about something?

dumb as a rock

October 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

Meanwhile, California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state’s clean-air standards, and scientists have spent the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening of the landmark regulation.

The pollution estimate in question was too high – by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged with researching and adopting air quality standards. The estimate was a key part in the creation of a regulation adopted by the Air Resources Board in 2007, a rule that forces businesses to cut diesel emissions by replacing or making costly upgrades to heavy-duty, diesel-fueled off-road vehicles used in construction and other industries.

Yep, let’s trust these scientist. I’m sure they have NO idealogical reason to manipulate the data. Liberal and scientist – two words that should never be combined.

Junior Samples

October 8th, 2010
12:50 pm

Children should eat their vegetables.

Real American

October 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

Paleo: Lets look at these people back ground on Fox, Sean Hannity 3 times college drop out, Glen Beck never went to college ex drug user, Oh lets not forget, Rush L. never finish high school. There is a real concern when millions of people follow these idiots who promote Anti Present of the United States.

mike

October 8th, 2010
12:58 pm

It will be interesting to watch the conservatives suffering from smog and the other effects of a decreasing ozone while they vote . I imagine if Bob and his cohorts had their way, there would be no federal laws enacted to help and protect the citizens of this country. First we could start with the elimination of HHS and the FDA. Why fund these agencies when people do not want the help. I am sure there are many other agencies that watch out for the general public, we can get rid of.

Jim Pierce

October 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

Anyone that believes that man can destroy something that God has created, is just plain dumb. (All you liberal, unsaved, agnostics, don’t bother replying). You’ll acknowledge the name of God soon enough.

Jim Pierce

October 8th, 2010
1:01 pm

*To Real American: “Lets look at these people back ground on Fox, Sean Hannity 3 times college drop out, Glen Beck never went to college ex drug user, Oh lets not forget, Rush L. never finish high school. There is a real concern when millions of people follow these idiots who promote Anti Present of the United States.”

Real: How about you check the background on Obama?? lol Oh wait…………..he won’t release his educational records. I forgot. :)

Jim Pierce

October 8th, 2010
1:03 pm

Mike: Do you mean the same FDA who approves drugs and then recalls them as “dangerous” a couple years later? Thereby funding all the attorneys suing the company? That FDA?

Patriot

October 8th, 2010
1:05 pm

At the root of every government tax or spending policy is the criminal Federal Reserve. All of this money comes from their very existence. If you want to reign in government you MUST END THE FED. Sound money inherently restricts the growth and power of government. Elections certainly aren’t going to do it. The constitution certainly isn’t (the Fed is of course unconstitutional, like so many other government agencies, programs, etc.).

Jim Pierce

October 8th, 2010
1:22 pm

Patriot: I totally agree.

Doug B

October 8th, 2010
1:26 pm

“like a parent forcing an unruly child to eat their vegetables”

You could not have made a better analogy, Mr. Barr. Open up. It’s good for you.

Dr. Pangloss

October 8th, 2010
2:05 pm

If Obama cures cancer, will Bob come out in favor of cancer?

BW

October 8th, 2010
2:09 pm

You people are a bunch of whiny bit**es….get off the computer and get to work!!!

ButtHead

October 8th, 2010
3:22 pm

nelson;
” The goal of cap and trade is to limit the rise in global temperatures to 3.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2050 by reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions from companies as part of a larger plan for curbing global warming.”
Where do you liberals make this stuff up from? We can’t get an accurate weather prediction for tomorrow yet you believe that you can tell the future? Did you know that there are times in the “pre-industrial” world that the CO2 was 6 times what it is today? If you want to reduce CO2 emissions we should subsidize solar the way we have oil. But did you know you create vast amounts of CO2 making a solar panel.
By the way our government does not, has not and never will make a profit, and if you believe they have please tell me when…
So please explain to me in plain English, how giving money to a bunch of idiots makes clean air.

ButtHead

October 8th, 2010
3:35 pm

Real American,
Please put down the bong, Cool-aid and get the needle out of your arm, and since when is a socialist a “real American”? A president who cares about the world, he was elected to care about American, not everybody else. He is being such a true leader; he has lied to the American people at every turn. “Give me this trillion dollars and the unemployment will not go above 8%. LIE “If you like your healthcare you won’t have to change” 100% LIE. “We will not cover illegal aliens on this bill” LIE. “I will not raise taxes on people making under $250,000 a year” 100% LIE shall I keep going, I could fill the page with the Obozo lies. Since you are a “real American” I bet you complained when people called president Bush, just W or Bush… if you are a real American we don’t need you… I am a real American and Obozo is a real loser, how many lies before you liberals get it?

drew

October 8th, 2010
4:39 pm

Hey, “real American,” I see that your blind worship of Barry has precluded you from seeing that he is Bush’s third term.

Do you approve of him continuing not one, not two, but THREE undeclared, unconstitutional wars?
Do you approve of him continuing Bush’s torture policies?
Do you approve of him assuming power to assassinate Americans without due process?
Do you approve of him wanting to regulate and monitor our internet usage?
Do you approve of him continuing Bush’s policy of warrantless spying on American citizens?

Do you approve of his neoconservative foreign policy?

“Real American,” your boy Barry is a neocon, corporatist sellout. My condolences.

WeAllLose

October 9th, 2010
1:43 am

I’m still waiting for acid rain to kill us all.

obama the jackass

October 9th, 2010
1:48 am

Obama is the worst president . It’s unbelievable how many fools are still behind the first president to HATE AMERICA.Thank s to the fools who voted for this clown.

Ben

October 9th, 2010
2:21 am

Keep towing the line Bob. The US has a rich history of the government stepping in when capitalism and corporations refuse to do the right thing. Upton Sinclair anyone? The bottom line is that businesses and corporations are about their bottom line (as they should be) but when their actions effect our future then they must be regulated.

You use this as a political talking point, I see it as one of the most important issues of the next 100 years.

Also, you sound like O’Reilly. Failure Administration? Check back in 10, no 4 years.

Ben

October 9th, 2010
2:23 am

Also, I’m a working class, small business owner for 23 years now. I have ALWAYS done better under Democratic leadership than the R’s. They sell the dream but never deliver because they will always favor the rich.

FACT.

barking frog

October 9th, 2010
6:46 am

Monetary penalties work. Look at the absolute lack of speeding in Atlanta.

they said the same thing about NASA

October 9th, 2010
7:22 am

that frivolous trip to the moon produced research and learnings that drove massive industrial gains for the US.

Same principles apply here.

Streetracer

October 9th, 2010
7:58 am

Somebody up near the top saidsomething about the “leaders of modern science”. By the tone of his comments, I assume a meant Union of Concerned Scientists (or similar). For an interesting perspective on their definition of science, go to their website and look at the various bios. Try to find one that includes a degree in any physical science or engineering. Awhile back I went through about twenty. Almost all had degrees in Public Policy, Public Adminstration, or Political Science, and one (at least) didn’t indicate any post secondary education at all.

Anyone who remembers grade school social studies should realize that the climate has been changing constantly (at varing rates at different times) ever since a bunch a dust agglomerated and became this spheroid.

Carlosgvv

October 9th, 2010
8:07 am

Many of the people fighting any efforts to force big business to clean up the air and water are the same ones who helped big tobbaco fight tooth and nail to keep warnings off their products.

Streetracer

October 9th, 2010
8:27 am

They … NASA:

The same principles don’t apply here. The goal of NASA’s various endeavors was to produce something. The goal here is to restrict things.

Bigguy

October 9th, 2010
8:56 am

BREAKING NEWS….Obama warns US that sky is falling!

RGB

October 9th, 2010
9:51 am

To “Real”:

If Rush and Shawn are uneducated dolts, then it should be easy to defeat them with a competing on-the-air liberal radio personality–shouldn’t it? Given your command on the English language, perhaps you should make this opportunity your life’s work.

Just put an Obama-chosen egghead, elitist Socialist on the air and the above-referenced gentlemen will have their careers ended. Rush’s 22+ year nationally syndicated show will come to a screeching halt.

Or will it?

People generally seek the truth–which explains why lib-statists aren’t successful on radio programs. Add to that the fact that the liberati are dull, boring, humorless people and that pretty well assures liberals will either have a short-lived radio program or will “command” an audience that will fit in a telephone booth.

In addition to being wrong, liberals are boring people.

Streetracer

October 9th, 2010
10:39 am

RGB:

You really don’t go far enough. Liberals are extremely arrogant. For the past 100+ years thay have been selling the idea that “you can’t take care of yourself, so you should elect me and I will Make sure the government (meaning me) takes care of you”.

Horsefeathers

October 9th, 2010
10:47 am

To ‘Real American’…Please tell us how Obama won the peace prize in his first 6 months in office when he had done nothing at that point. You have your head in the sand which is probably where it belongs. This is the absolute worst administration that this country has ever had. Bar none!

Gorging on Ignorance

October 9th, 2010
11:08 am

The repudlidkans are the worst evil ever perpetrated on mankind. (and everyone knows it).

Obama is our greatest president ever, hands down. Bush is our worst citizen ever. (and our dumbest)

Those are the realities. The Tea Party is nothing more than traitors. T stands for treason.

killerj

October 9th, 2010
11:51 am

How long does it take for people to realize this man doesn,t know his a$$ from a hole in the ground.Get rid of this radical clown before the hole gets to be a bottomless pit.

Blaise

October 9th, 2010
1:04 pm

I sincerely hope that the morons who voted for Obama now understand that elections have consequences.

But they’re probably too stupid to understand or care.

mark

October 9th, 2010
7:00 pm

bring back bush and all of his wisdow. His oil barren friends, or mccain, palin is even a better. Drill here, drill now!!! go bury our heads in the ground repubs. The reason why are air and water are clean, is that they are regulated. Up until 1970’s, rivers caught fire. Acid rain pour about our land. We need the Earth, the earth does not need us. Our species is but a blood filled tick on a hound dog, and that hound dog is going to shake us off if we don’t change our ways.

Buzz G

October 10th, 2010
7:50 am

The real Obama and the Democrats have come to light now that they have had nearly complete power for the last two years. And it is an ugly sight.

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. ”
Thomas Jefferson

GT Guy

October 10th, 2010
8:28 am

Mark: Oil barron, not “barren” Barren describes your intellect. And if you don’t think that the earth needs you – find a solution for that – no big loss to the rest of us.
Nelson: You assume that cap and tax will work since you assume that CO2 actually causes global warming. this can NEVER be proven to even a high degree of certainty – to enacting that legislation – killing jobs inn the process – is negligent and stupid.
By the way Nelson – how many SUV’s and power plants were around during the Midieval Warming Period when temperatures were hotter than today?

DwayneL

October 10th, 2010
9:39 am

“Thanks President Obama for being a true leader around the world but continue to have to fight these old 1955 20th century idiots who are not going to be here any way.”

Wake up idiot! The world has ZERO respect for the moron in the White House!!!

Swede Atlanta

October 10th, 2010
2:15 pm

Only those with their heads in the sand can deny that the global temperature is rising. The degree to which man’s activity has contributed to this phenomenon is subject to reasoned debate. But the consequences of this rise in temperature are already being seen around the globe in the form of a rise in sea levels, the loss of polar and Antarctic ice and the severity of weather, both hot and cold.

We can sit back and wait for the worst to happen or we can take reasonable measures to at least insure mankind is contributed as little as possible to the rise in greenhouse gases which are at least partly responsible for the changes we are seeing.

Barr’s view is to just let businesses continue to do what they have been doing for decades without a second thought. He sees any reasonable regulation as worse than death. We can see where that “hands off” philosophy has worked so well in the financial services sector and the offshore drilling market.

chuck

October 10th, 2010
2:49 pm

so-called “real American”. If you had an actual argument, you would not have to lie. Over 3 million jobs were created under the Bush Administration. We didn’t lose ANY JOBS, so quit lying.

chuck

October 10th, 2010
2:55 pm

Also dipwad, Beck has 6 NYT Best Selling Books, you can’t even complete a grammatically correct sentence with subject-verb agreement. HMMMMMM, I think I’ll take Beck’s education over YOURS.

The AJC Stinks

October 10th, 2010
3:29 pm

Soon we will be rid of those pesky reporters and opinion writers. Some numbers: Reporters and Correspondents

Employed in U.S.: 61,600
Change expected in next decade: -8%
Average salary: $34,850

Consolidation and convergence are the top reasons the news industry is shrinking. News outlets are increasingly sharing each other’s content, which means they need fewer reporters and correspondents.

The news business gets hit particularly hard during economic downturns as most revenue comes from advertising, and companies spend less on advertising during a slump. Improving technology is one bright light, which could drive some employment in online or mobile divisions.

Competition is expected to be intense for jobs at large and national newspapers, broadcast stations and magazines. The best opportunities are expected to be with smaller, local news outlets as well as for online news organizations, as technology generates demand for online reporters or mobile news units. Writers who can handle scientific or technical subjects will have an advantage.

Fire J Bookman frist….

jack

October 10th, 2010
6:30 pm

The boondoggle is the denial many have over the realities of the science behind global warming and climate change. Please let the elected administration move us forward and get our heads out of the sand. So Mr. Barr why don’t you still hold elected office, maybe your time in public office was a “boondoggle”. Eight more years ought to be enough to get us out of the ditch left by the previous failed administrations, Peace

More American Than You

October 11th, 2010
3:09 am

Where was this banter, the President is spending like crazy when Bush was President? Nowhere. It’s not about race, it’s about what you say is right and Bush will do. Obama won’t do what you say, because for 8 dang years, what you said was right was WRONG. Which is why we are in this mess! I mean, you idiots even ridicule President Obama for speaking correctly with a teleprompter. What the heck kind of mess is that? Over 3 million jobs created under Bush doing a good economy that he inherited from President Clinton. Hannity claim 10 million jobs were created under W. Sounds like some “fuzzy” math to me. Your scare tactics don’t scare me, a real American. You can say “socialist, communist, the color red, marxism. Then you dummies want to jump over Bush, W. Bush back to Reagan, like he was the greatest President ever, nobody remembers or cares. You guys know how Bush, the C.I.A. and Reagan push President Carter out of office. Carter is always telling truth, but like your moms say, the truth will hurt, and that’s what he does. He hurts you every time he speaks. Just sit ya butts down while President Obama fixes this mess.

John

October 11th, 2010
8:14 am

@ Real American – Everytime i see your idiotic posts, I just laugh. It’s people like you that this country is headed straight towards Socialism. Wake up Moron and YOU get with the 21st century.

John

October 11th, 2010
8:17 am

@ More American Than You

That was one of the dumbest posts I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Obama fixes this mess? LOL Yeah, keep drinking your cool aid dummy!

Kim

October 11th, 2010
10:34 am

Bob,
Seems your articles have attracted the Lefty paid “blog propagandaistas”! So much ire from such little brains. Thanks for keeping the record straight for the rest of us.

No More Progressives!

October 11th, 2010
11:04 am

Trapped in a Red state

October 8th, 2010
8:48 am

Move to a blue state. Call if you need help or a ride.

More American Than You

October 11th, 2010
4:11 pm

Hey John, North Korea wants you back, you’re embarrassing them out here in the real world.