Green New Deal

‘Green New Deal’ preview? Texas town’s lofty environmentalism leaves residents with a nightmare By Chuck DeVore | Fox News

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Georgetown, Texas – population 75,000 – was to be the new poster child of the green movement. Environmental interest in Georgetown’s big push to generate all of its electricity from wind and solar power was amplified by three factors: the town and its mayor were nominally Republican; Georgetown is in an oil- and natural gas-rich state; and that state is deep-red Texas. Former Vice President Al Gore and other climate change luminaries feted Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross, and Ross was featured prominently at renewable energy conventions. Last October, while the green dream was still in full flower, the city applied for a $1 million grant from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nonprofit, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and won it. Ostensibly to be used for energy storage innovation in batteries, the grant’s only real requirement was that the city serve as a public relations platform in Bloomberg’s push to convince Americas to abandon affordable fossil fuels and switch to more costly renewable energy. Trouble started when politicians’ promise of cheaper renewable energy was mugged by reality. Georgetown’s electric bills went up as more wind and solar power displaced cheaper natural gas in the power portfolio of the Georgetown’s municipal utility. Politicians scrambled for cover. And the bloom came off Georgetown’s renewable rose. Now, largely embarrassed members of the City Council are trying to figure out how to unwind the renewable mess they and their predecessors voted themselves into. With their municipal utility facing a $7 million shortfall – money that has to be made up by the city residents through higher electricity costs – the City Council voted 5-1 in July to instruct the staff to figure out how to wriggle out of the Bloomberg PR deal. On Aug. 13 the Council voted 5-0 to officially kill the deal. The city is also raising property taxes. The Council member who asked for the vote said he wasn’t opposed to renewable energy, but that in light of the city utility’s deficit, the city should focus on the basics, rather than “doing experiments.” Indeed, there’s not a single city in the contiguous 48 states that runs solely on wind and solar power. The reason is simple: electricity gets to cities via a grid, and that grid draws its energy from a variety of sources – mostly natural gas. Excluding large-scale dams, which fell out of favor with the environmental movement 50 years ago, renewables powered about 10 percent of the U.S. grid last year. This means that cities like Georgetown, which have contracted to take power from wind and solar farms hundreds of miles away, don’t risk blackouts on windless nights, because reliable power is delivered from a grid getting power from fossil fuels.

My Thoughts:

Let this be a lesson, renewable energy has its place but its not the whole answer.

Everything that is used to make the renewable energy equipment has byproducts of oil, gas and coal in them. Its impossible to think that with even todays technology  we could build the infrastructure to be totally free of oil, gas and coal. People that think so, truly have no idea what it takes to build anything. Maybe in a hundred years we may have reduced our need for oil for gas and plastics. But oil is used in 99.9 percent of all manufacturing in some form or another.

The world that the Green New Deal people espouse could only come to be if the human race was not on the planet.

Todays Quote

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” -Samuel Adams

The Electoral College And Your Vote

Most of your big population cities are along the coasts. But also some of the interior of the country. If the Electoral College voted the popular vote it would disenfranchise all the States that are in the interior of the country. As every state gets their share of the Electoral votes. This gives them a say in who is elected. This is the way it was set up so that the smaller populace states have a voice in the elections.

For example, L.A. County alone has a population of over 10 million. That’s more than the combined population of 10 entire states. Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming together have a total population of just over 9 million. Do those 10 states want the major population centers deciding for them who gets elected? I know I don’t.

Take a look at how the United States voted by county.

Election 2016 county map
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Tariffs, Recessionary and America

If you’ve been listening to the MSM in the last few weeks you might think the world is coming to a end. Well to be fair that has been going on sense the President was elected. But I digress. In the last few weeks we have been bombarded by how bad the economy is going and how a recession is just around the corner. The problem is only the Main Stream Media and the presidential contenders on the Democratic side are shouting it.

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Ken Cuccinelli is asked if Lady Liberty’s plaque should come down amid immigration changes

From Fox News By Nick Givas

The acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service office, Ken Cuccinelli, fielded question during Monday’s White House press briefing regarding new immigration regulations. One of the more pointed questions: Should the plaque on the Statue of Liberty be removed?
Cuccinelli outlined the new “public charge” rule that allows the federal government to take into account income and education while reviewing a potential immigrant’s request for a visa or green card. Officials say this will ensure that those who are granted access to the U.S. can be financially self-sufficient taxpayers who aren’t in need of federal entitlements.

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Repealing the Second Amendment

Why are we having a rash of mass killings? What has gotten into these people, that they want to go out and kill innocent people? What can be done to stop them? These are a few of the questions that millions of people have asked themselves every time this happens. The politicians start talking about gun control and back ground checks. But lets face it except for complete confiscation These sick people will find a way to get their hands on what ever they can to kill the people they want to. The millions of gun owners in America are for the most part law abiding citizen.

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