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Waxman-Markey And The Climate-Industrial Complex

May 22, 2009

Some business leaders are cozying up with politicians and scientists to demand swift, drastic action on global warming. This is a new twist on a very old practice: companies using public policy to line their own pockets.

By Bjorn Lomborg
The wall Street Journal

The tight relationship between the groups echoes the relationship among weapons makers, researchers and the U.S. military during the Cold War. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the might of the “military-industrial complex,” cautioning that “the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” He worried that “there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties.”

This is certainly true of climate change. We are told that very expensive carbon regulations are the only way to respond to global warming, despite ample evidence that this approach does not pass a basic cost-benefit test. We must ask whether a “climate-industrial complex” is emerging, pressing taxpayers to fork over money to please those who stand to gain.

This phenomenon will be on display at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen this weekend. The organizers — the Copenhagen Climate Council — hope to push political leaders into more drastic promises when they negotiate the Kyoto Protocol’s replacement in December.

The opening keynote address is to be delivered by Al Gore, who actually represents all three groups: He is a politician, a campaigner and the chair of a green private-equity firm invested in products that a climate-scared world would buy.

U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-California) attends a panel ...

U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-California) attends a panel discussion on “the Future of Health” at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Naturally, many CEOs are genuinely concerned about global warming. But many of the most vocal stand to profit from carbon regulations. The term used by economists for their behavior is “rent-seeking.”

The world’s largest wind-turbine manufacturer, Copenhagen Climate Council member Vestas, urges governments to invest heavily in the wind market. It sponsors CNN’s “Climate in Peril” segment, increasing support for policies that would increase Vestas’s earnings. A fellow council member, Mr. Gore’s green investment firm Generation Investment Management, warns of a significant risk to the U.S. economy unless a price is quickly placed on carbon.

Even companies that are not heavily engaged in green business stand to gain. European energy companies made tens of billions of euros in the first years of the European Trading System when they received free carbon emission allocations.

American electricity utility Duke Energy, a member of the Copenhagen Climate Council, has long promoted a U.S. cap-and-trade scheme. Yet the company bitterly opposed the Warner-Lieberman bill in the U.S. Senate that would have created such a scheme because it did not include European-style handouts to coal companies. The Waxman-Markey bill in the House of Representatives promises to bring back the free lunch.

U.S. companies and interest groups involved with climate change hired 2,430 lobbyists just last year, up 300% from five years ago. Fifty of the biggest U.S. electric utilities — including Duke — spent $51 million on lobbyists in just six months.

Read the rest:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1242861451927409
87.html#mod=rss_opinion_main

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/2
1/waxman-clueless-about-his-captra
de-bill-youre-asking-me/

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Leno: White House Operation “Keep Biden From Microphone” Seems To Be Working

May 21, 2009

Jay Leno said Barack Obama’s “Operation Keep Biden from the Microphone” seems to be working: Biden is on a trip to Kosovo, Serbia and other tourist destinations.

After a visit to Serbia and Bosnia a few years ago, Biden said his aircraft had been attacked.

By which side, do you think?

Leno’s joke came on the “Tonight Show” last night….

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Jay Leno

Media: Lying, Ignoring The Truth, Arrogance is Ruining Liberal Voices

May 20, 2009

Since the election of Barack Obama last autumn, one word can best characterize liberal media and Democrat politicians: arrogance.

People usually can’t cruise around fueled only by arrogance for long.  And now it seems that liberal media and Democrats will have to learn a new survival skill: humility.

The New York Times is a case in point.  The Old Gray Lady has spun liberal news for so long that people just yawn when the paper is accused of a liberal “slant.”

But that paper went over the line by ignoring the Obama ties to ACORN, Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and others.

And sending a “newsman” to a president’s news conference armed with the question, “what did you find enchanting about the White House” is shameful.

We hope the New York Times gets purchased by the Taliban.  At least then we’ll all know why it is so “out there.”

Even Newsweek is completing a makeover: More Obama (just fewer readers).  Call it Newsweek Lite.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Pu
blic/Articles/000/000/016/524bnfpq.asp

CNN?

Anderson Cooper is just now realizing his ‘teabagging” remark was stupid, offensive and unnecessary?

He was supposed to be a news man?

The inability to fill dead air intelligently often leads to “blurting out the truth” and we all learn what the talking head really thinks about.

NBC has become the National Barack Channel.  Ditto MSNBC.

But when faced with viewers and readers complaints, liberal media either says they are unbiased or just giving the public what it wants.

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller recently said:

“We are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with an agenda or a preconceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic interests . . . We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country. When there are competing views of a situation, we aim to reflect them as clearly and fairly as we can.”

That’s bull.  From a deer in the headlights.

Victor Davis Hanson writes, “Perhaps the media doesn’t get it that the American people can more easily take the bias of an attack-dog, go-for-the jugular media that claims it is the watchdog of the public trust and therefore must skin the president, far more than such carnivores suddenly becoming sheepish and obsequious, as ministers of truth, rephrasing and repackaging the party line.”

http://corner.nationalreview.com/po
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California: Why Liberal Media is Failing
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Limbaugh Says, Without Him as Piñata, MSNBC Ratings Will Plummet
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Obama Loving NBC Called “Titanic” Of TV Networks
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NYT Never Heard of ACORN or Pelosi’s CIA Dispute or Plagiarism….
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White House Works To Bury Pelosi-CIA Story, New York Times Complies
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Limbaugh Says, Without Him as Piñata, MSNBC Ratings Will Plummet

“… it is quite astounding that the mainstream liberal media — NY Times, Washington Post, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, etc. — has simply offered no substantive criticism of Obama’s flips on renditions, military tribunals, wiretaps, intercepts, Iraq, or — given their past fury over the Bush deficits — the Obama plan to run up more red ink in a year than Bush did in eight.”

See:
 http://corner.nationalreview.com/post
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http://michellemalkin.com/2009/
05/20/all-the-news-thats-fit-to-suppress/

California: Why Liberal Media is Failing

May 20, 2009

NBC and MSNBC are struggling to find views and the New York Times is considering bankruptcy or sale.

Liberal media is failing and it isn’t hard to see why.

Yesterday, California’s voters rejected tax hikes to solve a budget shortfall.  Voters rejected all of the State House’s plans except to order limits to state pay checks.

Drastic, draconian measures are on the table: even bankruptcy.

Has the liberal media covered this extensively?

If the economy imploded and voters rejected all new taxes in Spain, Italy, or Russia: would that be in the top news?  You bet.  Even though those nations’ have a GDP about the same as California’s, the State of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just experienced a real tea party; and the liberal media wants to ignore it…..Just as it has tried to do for months….

Americans want to know what is going on.  They don’t want to know what Barack found to be enchanting any more….

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Obama Loving NBC Called “Titanic” Of TV Networks
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NYT Never Heard of ACORN or Pelosi’s CIA Dispute or Plagiarism….
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White House Works To Bury Pelosi-CIA Story, New York Times Complies
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http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/19/c
alifornia-the-poster-child-for-dysfunction/

Limbaugh Says, Without Him as Piñata, MSNBC Ratings Will Plummet

May 19, 2009

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh challenged MSNBC on Tuesday to go 30 days without mentioning his name on television.

“Throughout the busy broadcast day, MSNBC cannot go an hour without mentioning me or playing video of me or having me discussed,” Limbaugh said. “I challenge you, MSNBC! Thirty days without anything mentioning me. No video of me, no guests commenting on me. See if you can do it.”

Limbaugh accused the cable network of trying to “build its ratings on my back” by making him a frequent subject of discussion and portraying him as a leader of the Republican Party.

“It seems that the liberalism that is MSNBC isn’t selling as well as they would like because they cannot — from the Scarborough show in the morning, all the way to night, they cannot … go any appreciable length of time without showing video of me, the CPAC speech or excerpts from this radio show or having a bunch of hack guests on to discuss me,” he said, according a transcript on his website.

Limbaugh also suggested that the network may not be able to withstand a ratings plunge if mentions of him were pulled from the network.

Read more: http://www.politico.com
/news/stories/0509/22731.html#ixzz0FzqR9URI&B

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Obama Loving NBC Called “Titanic” Of TV Networks

May 19, 2009

Greg Garcia, the head writer of the hit TV comedy “My Name is Earl” learned that his show would not be renewed by the National Barack Network (NBC)

Asked for his take on NBC’s unceremonious cancellation of his comedy today, Garcia didn’t miss a beat: “It’s hard to be too upset about being thrown off the Titanic.”

The Peacock is wounded!

NBC is in fourth place among networks….

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Incest is Best: GE Largest Supplier of Wind Turbines, Owns Obama TV (NBC), Obama Went To Turbine Plant for Earth Day

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See:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/20
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Pelosi Is Now Obama’s Biggest Anchor, Liability

May 19, 2009

So, for the first time in weeks, the GOP seems to have gotten off the mat. All of its spokesmen are singing off the same page. The party is on offense — words like impeachment and resignation are being tossed around. And this time, the target is a Democrat.

By Robert A. George
NBC TV
San Francisco
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Thank you, Nancy Pelosi.

In just a few days, it’s as if the entire DC establishment has collapsed around her. 

The House speaker’s disastrous press conference last week — ending in her saying that, essentially, the Central Intelligence Agency lied to her about the nature of the enhanced interrogation techniques being used to get information out of detained war captives — has been a galvanizing event uniting Republicans and sending nearly all would-be Democratic defenders scrambling. The White House distanced itself from her claims.

CIA Director Leon Panetta — a former Democratic member of the House and White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton — defended his agency, saying that it’s “not in the business of misleading” Congress.

Republican leader John Boehner said that Pelosi needs to put up or shut up — prove that the CIA lied or apologize.

Newt Gingrich piled on repeatedly, saying that she could be in danger of losing her speakership if it appeared she lied. Considering that he was nearly ousted in a internal coup, the man knows whereof he speaks. 

This episode demonstrates a couple of things: 1) Pelosi is a real anchor around Democrats, demonstrating so few political skills that she has given Republicans a sword when they were completely flailing around; 2) in the world of baby boomer politics, there is no greater sin than hypocrisy — not adultery, not torture, nothing but being seen as a hypocrite. 

Read the rest:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news
/us_world/The-Pelosi-Anchor.html

Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/
05/19/dance-nancy-dance/

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/
05/19/video-gop-having-way-too-
much-fun-with-pelosis-ongoing-meltdown/

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), seems to be dragging her party down by getting into a needless fight with the CIA over torture briefings. Photo from Getty Images

Leon Panetta 
Above: Leon Panetta.  Photo by AP

Obama, Daschle and Socialized Medicine: Care of GE

May 12, 2009
Tom Daschle is back and working on nationalized healthcare. It’s obvious now, GE is a chosen winner by Obama who is choosing which companies win and lose based around his policies, and that doesn’t include the government has been buying GE’s bad paper. Daschle has been chosen as a board member of Healthymagination. GE will drive socialized medicine through a happy-named company.
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Healthymagination will be in charge of the national patient database, which is established in the stimulus plan. The reports show that GE with Intel Corp is investing $6 billion to improve and make healthcare affordable through Healthymagination, and I have no doubt it is our money they are investing.
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Healthymagination is founded by GE, and GE’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, sits on Obama’s team of economic advisers. Healthymagination’s landing page describes the company will change the way we approach healthcare, with more than 100 innovations all focused on addressing three critical needs, lowering costs, touching more lives, and improving quality
Let’s not forget Daschle is one of the hardest pushers of socialized medicine in this country. Socialized medicine will be controlled by the government with General Electric as its partner, who will make billions as your health care is sacrificed.

Read the rest:
http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com/200
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ious-path-to.html

GE’s other arm, Universal, which includes NBC and MSNBC, will make thousand of “commercials” touting the benefits of the healthymagination approach.  That’s called propaganda in Communist nations….

GE has also gotten more than $130 billion in FDIC bailout money….

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