Thursday, May 31, 2012

DetroitRegional Chamber of Commerce opposes new renewable energy mandate ; Obama knows more about Judaism; Award goes to honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America; Eric Holder instructs black pastors on what to do; Obama's "enemies list"; Attack Watch makes it easier; Blatant pro-Obama advocacy in temples; Department of Interior's favoritism; Shutting down coal development; EPA's war on coal; English countryside outweighs renewable energy in England;

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce chose Tuesday's launch of its annual policy conference on Mackinac Island to announce it will oppose a proposed 25 percent renewable energy mandate.

The chamber on Tuesday urged Michigan residents not to sign a petition to put a constitutionally mandated 25 percent renewable energy standard on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The proposal would require Michigan energy providers to produce a quarter of their electricity from sources such as wind and solar — regardless of the cost to Michigan families, businesses and job creators.
The medal to Karski was to be part of the process of laying painful memories to rest. It was intended too to strengthen the US-Polish relations that the Obama administration has frayed in pursuit of its "reset" with Russia. Instead, this administration bungled everything: past, present, and future. Shame. [Obama’s misstatement came just hours after the president informed a group of Jewish leaders that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president because he read about it.”]

Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom To Democratic Socialists of America Chair Dolores Huerta, Says He Stole 2008 Slogan “Yes, We Can” From Her…

Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), as Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay notes. DSA’s website explains that its “policies require the support of a majoritarian coalition of trade unionists, people of color, feminists, gays and lesbians and all other peoples committed to democratic change” in order to begin “transforming the power relations of global capitalism.”


Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama’s campaign.
“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
Frank VanderSloot, who is among the eight individuals on an "enemies list" released by President Obama’s campaign team on April 20, told the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday that he's proud of the distinction.
Yet he is also still, perhaps, a little unnerved. This is "the first time a president of the United States has yielded to the temptation to make an 'enemies list’ and put it out for the public to see," he reflected.

ATTACK WATCH IS BACK!… Obama Website Now Supplies Easy-to-Use Snitch Forms For Truth Team Members


A growing controversy over an appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) at a liberal Miami synagogue has fractured South Florida’s large Jewish community and spawned concern that multiple area synagogues are jeopardizing their non-profit status by engaging in blatant pro-Obama advocacy.
The latest uproar began when the Obama-aligned president of Miami’s Temple Israel refused to allow a prominent Republican congregant to rebut Wasserman Schultz’s remarks. That prompted the congregant to quit the synagogue, which postponed the event.
It is not the only recent political controversy at a South Florida synagogue. Anti-Obama Jews were manhandled and removed from a highly politicized speech by Ambassador Susan Rice at the B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton earlier this month.
The multiple incidents have raised red flags among some of the region’s spiritual leaders, who worry that prominent liberal forces will continue to suppress viewpoints that are critical of President Obama’s record on Israel as the campaign season heats up.
GOP investigators have stepped up their probe into possible political favoritism by the Department of the Interior (DOI) toward several solar companies that received fast-tracked leases on federal lands, as well as billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees.
So now Montana’s environmental movement are circling the wagons (or perhaps they are eco-friendly Toyota Priuses) and trying to put a stop to a plan that could result in as many as 60 coal trains a day heading from Montana’s coal fields to proposed export terminals in Oregon and Washington.
You see, there is one country that still believes in development, that still believes in growth, that still believes in economic prosperity for its people — and that country is China. Yep, the People’s Republic of China, but curiously the communists in China are more friendly to capitalist development than the good folks in MIssoula, Montana.
But the folks in Missoula are really just pawns in a worldwide enterprise to shut down coal and other natural resource development. In the case of coal, the excuse is “climate change” — that catch-all bogeyman that anti-capitalists have found useful to trick people into opposing development of all kinds.
The Obama administration has been targeting coal-fired plants with environmental regulations that are strangling the life out of the industry. Prices for electricity back East are skyrocketing as a result, but wait a minute — isn’t that what candidate Obama promised to do?
The 7th annual International Climate Change Conference ended on Wednesday with growing signs that skeptics are making steady progress in their efforts to turn back the tide of the alarmists.
The EPA's war on coal will result in the closure of 319 coal-fueled generating units totaling 42,895 megawatts, about 13 percent of the nation's coal fleet, according to the Sierra Club. This will result in consumers being hit with a 10-15% increase in their electric bills by 2015. That's an extra $150-$330 per year. Read more:
Apparently elections in Huron County's Lake Township don't mean much.
In February, Lake Township voters struck down a zoning ordinance that would allow wind turbines to operate near their homes by better than a 61 percent to 39 percent margin. Yet, there's a good chance township residents will have to live next to the turbines anyway.
On May 21, the Lake Township board began a process to transfer about 4,000 acres to a neighboring township (Chandler), which has zoning that allows wind turbines.

The Coalition's renewable energy targets do not outweigh value of the beauty of the English countryside, a High Court judge said yesterday as she rejected planning permission for a wind farm.



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