Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When a politician or their minions say things like It is appalling that Republicans would attack

the details of that story rather than focus on the issues affecting Texas families., it really means "Say something 'war-on-women', fast!  We don't want people to LISTEN to their stuff!"

Especially when Wendy Davis has been caught lying her ass off and REALLY doesn't want people paying attention to that.

Well, isn't the Payne County SO just so special; they wanted a armored fighting vehicle but wanted to say it's not just for serving warrants and such:
This new machine comes to the sheriff's office with a purpose.

“It can go through snow or up to three feet of water. The heating and air conditioning is outstanding … in a cold climate we can rehab firemen to let them get warm,” Hauf said.
With drastic weather in Oklahoma, Hauf said it will be very effective in transporting victims safely out of flood situations.
Yeah, that kind of flooding or blizzard is so common here... but they do get to
Wildfires, tornado debris, high water, it can handle it all, including the most dangerous situations such as an active shooter.

“With the university here and the recent school shootings, it's kind of an assurance,” Hauf said.
“Any time there's a barricaded subject, this vehicle offers a level of protection a patrol car can't,” he said.
Apparently they paid attention to the yelling around the country on the subject, and are trying to short-circuit it; thus the 'weather' emphasis.

One more reason to get rid of the EPA and every slimy activist bureaucrat in it.

Kevin found more on the .gov making deals with Mexican cartels, including them obtaining actual military weapons.  One bit:
Earlier this month, Plumlee had a debriefing with the Border Patrol in Las Cruces about the intelligence he gathered when he accompanied the U.S. military's Task Force 7 along the border. The military, which assists civilian law enforcement in counter-drug operations, was looking into allegations of gun smuggling along the border.

"The military task force became concerned that its information about arms smuggling was being compromised," Plumlee said. "From the intel, it appears that a company was set up in Mexico to purchase weapons through the U.S. Direct Commercial Sales program, and that the company may have had a direct link to the Zetas."

Under the Direct Commercial Sales program, the U.S. State Department regulates and licenses businesses to sell weapons and defense services and training for export. Last year, according to U.S. statistics, the program was used to provide Mexico $416.5 million worth of weapons and equipment, including military-grade weaponry

Yes, Mandela was a communist.  Nasty one.  But that doesn't fit the Preferred Narrative, either.

Saltaire, NY and eminent domain: 'We want your property, and we'll lie and cheat to get it."

Ah, Green Energy!
This all sounds very nice, but in practice it’s been disastrous for Germany. At the heart of the matter is the simple fact that renewable energy comes at a premium, and the costs for propping it up have been passed along to consumers, both industrial and residential, in the form of higher electricity costs.
Yet this turn towards green energy has produced a browner energy landscape. Germany produced more energy from coal in 2013 than it had in nearly a quarter century, and its emissions actually rose. The Economist describes the effect at play:
The Energiewende has, in effect, upset the economics of building new conventional power plants, especially those fired by gas, which is cleaner but more expensive than coal. So existing coal plants are doing more duty. Last year electricity production from brown coal (lignite), the least efficient and dirtiest sort, reached its highest level since 1990. Gas-fired power production, by contrast, has been declining (see chart). In effect, the Energiewende has so far increased, not decreased, emissions of greenhouse gases.

Back when Oklahoma first started pushing bird choppers, there was a program where you could say "I want 'X'% of my energy to come from windmills"; and it specifically noted how much more that power would cost you compared to 'generated at standard facilities' electricity.  It wasn't negligible.  I said 'No'.

Wendy Davis is doubling down on her story(and a 'story' it really is).

New York, you voted for it and you're getting it.  Good and hard.

1 comment:

OldTexan said...

Abortion Barbie made national news when she filibustered until the end of the legislative session which delayed the vote on stricter abortion laws. An how effective was that in the long run? Gov. Perry called a special session the next week which entailed a whole lot of extra expense for Texas and the bill passed with a wide margin and everyone went home. The net result of her grandstanding for her side was 'nada', nada damn thing.