Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama's Environmental Message: Pave Paradise

What is President Obama's environmental message? There isn't any. He visited spoke to laid-off RV industry workers. He spoke to laid-off construction equipment industry workers. The message was: Let's get back to paving paradise.

30 Comments:

At 12 February, 2009 , Anonymous Yawwwwnnn said...

Wake me up when President Obama visits a factory that produces high-energy efficiency windows for homes, apartments, town homes, and commercial buildings.

Why isn't the RV industry in Indiana being re-tooled to produce energy efficient products?

 
At 13 February, 2009 , Anonymous Dennis said...

Yeah, Obama burned 100,000 gallons of jet fuel this week telling the Bubbas that he's going to help them sell a lot of heavy construction equipment so they can pave paradise and put up RV parks.

 
At 13 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is just another Harvard lawyer, like Tim "Hot Lanes" Kaine and Mark "Where's My Helicopter?" Warner.

 
At 13 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are billions of dollars for environmental R & D in Obama's Bailout Bill. When does the R & D appear in my home, in my garage, on Arlington's streets, on the commuter and freight railroad tracks?

 
At 15 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homeowers need at least $5000 for weatherization. They are getting, what, about $250? That will buy one energy-efficient replacement window. Or about enough fiberglass insulation to put 4" more in the attic.

 
At 15 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASA, EPA, and DOE have R & D'd fuel cells, photovoltaic, batteries, and insulating materials to death over the past 50 years. They are getting tens of billions from Congress to R & D even more.

 
At 15 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

See what Obama had to say about Air Force 1? First thing he should have done as President was to ground AF 1 and AF 2 and use the VP's 757's for Presidential flights. Yup, your're right, he's a Harvard lawyer.

 
At 15 February, 2009 , Anonymous L O L said...

President Obama talking about Air Force 1: "Pimp My Ride".

How exquisitely attuned to the Green Movement. What an Environmentalist. Air Force 1 burns about 10,000 gallons of jet fuel on a round-trip between Andrews AFB and Chicago and pumps five tons of pollution into the stratosphere. "Pimp My Ride." LOL.

 
At 16 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prediction: By the end of his first term President Obama will fly in AF 1 from Andrews AFB to Richmond over the HOT Lanes and then motorcade to Caroline County to dedicate the new NASCAR track constructed on what was 10,000 acres of "worthless" farmland, forest and streams. He will be introduced to the NASCAR Bubbas by former Governor Tim Kaine. The NASCAR Director will make President Obama an Honorary NASCAR Bubba and Presidnent Obama will give a moving speech extolling NASCAR's historic contributions to America.

 
At 16 February, 2009 , Anonymous Gary said...

Anon., the farmland, forests, and streams don't vote, the NASCAR Bubbas do.

 
At 16 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at it this way...Ten years ago when the economy was booming nobody gave a s't about the environment. Today when there is a serious recession no one gives a s't about the environment. In 10 years no matter what the state of the economy nobody will give a s't about the environment. The forests, streams, and farmland get paved over no matter what anyone says.

 
At 16 February, 2009 , Anonymous Suzanne said...

I visited Cuba a couple years ago. Anyone who cares about the environment should visit before Fidel dies and American corporations and agribusiness take over the island.

 
At 16 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a CNN report today the Obama Administration is not in any hurry to overturn Bush Administration assaults on civil rights, the environment, the War on Iraq and Afghanistan, or anything else.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Day Tripper said...

I guess you can't please some people. Today's Post.

""I think the stimulus bill would generate a lot of opportunity for us downstream," said Ashutosh Misra, senior vice president of Ascent Solar, a company that has developed a lightweight, flexible solar panel that can be incorporated into construction materials, eliminating the need for separate solar panels. "This is really going to help us in the long run."

Touting the provisions in the plan that will bolster the nation's renewable-energy industry was one reason the White House scheduled the signing ceremony in Denver, aides said. With more than 300 sunny days a year and a major national laboratory focused on renewable energy in nearby Golden, Denver is considered a national hub for the burgeoning clean-energy industry."

What's it going to take for Yupette and her friends to say one good thing about someone who's actually managed to get elected to office? The nomination of Yupette (with the bag still over her head) as the President's chief policy adviser? Or would that be too much like having to actually work with real people to get something accomplished?

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous L O L said...

Read the February 13th Washington Post to see where the Obama bailout money will be spent.

There is about $25 billion in the bailout bill for weatherization. If there are about 100 million homes in the USA that need weatherization, that would mean $250 available to weatherize each home. The bulk of the bailout bill funding will go for highways, roads, and other things related to maintaining and expanding the status quo suburban sprawl. We are not holding our breath waiting for bailout funds to be spent on things that preserve and protect the environment. The history of Virginia, in particular, since 1607 has been a history of environmental exploitation.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Run for political office? Check out the Historic Vienna blog (historicvienna.com) to see what happens to environmentalists who run for political office. Take a look at the threads on HV about Sun-Gazette Editor Scott McCaffrey.

Sad to say only a huge environmental crisis (which will occur in the second half of this century) will bring the suburban Yupublicrat hedonocracy to its senses.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Day Tripper said...

Well, I looked at this Historic Vienna thing and I don't see anything obvious about the environment or candidates for office. Is there a particular post? The stuff about McCaffery alludes to it but doesn't mention any particular candidate.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Green Grrl said...

Yeah, well you should check out what the Sun-Gazette did to the Green Party candidates who ran for Arlington County Board the past three elections. You should really become attuned to the political scene before you post here.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, President Obama included $8 billion in his bail out package for high speed rail transport. Trouble is that it will take years to design and build high speed rail infrastructure and no American company manufactures high speed rail engines and passenger cars.

So I will 'believe it when I see it' insofar as anything coming out of Congress and the White House that will ACTUALLY preserve and protect the environment.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASA, DOE, DOD, EPA, etc., have spent tens of billions on fuel cell, battery, solar, and insulating materials R & D over the past 40 years. Consequently, Americans lack any comprehensive governmental incentives to put even solar water heating panels on the roofs of single family homes. Renewable energy is a big joke. The same Clintonistas who ran the EPA (an oxymoron for the past 30 years) ten years ago when McMansions and SUVs couldn't be built fast enough are back running the EPA for Obama.

 
At 18 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does EPA really mean? Enabling the Pollution of America.

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Day Tripper said...

I read the Sun Gazette, if not obsessively. It covered the Green candidates. I got the impression they actually thought Ruebner was a good debater. So where was the problem? I posted exactly because I was asking. Or do you get "attuned" by some kind of secret midnight ceremoney?

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical SG coverage - run press releases from local governments paid for by taxpayers for years praising incumbents, report that independent / third party candidate has a good platform and good candidate skills, ignore the independent / third party candidate for the remainder of the campaign, print a voters' guide in the back of the SG just before the election, endorse the incumbent, print letters attacking third party and independent just before the election calling him/her a wacko. What else is new with the SG, Scott's been doing it for years.

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do your expect from Scott McCaffrey? He's preaching the Chamber of Commerce's yupscale gentrification gospel when he isn't out selling real estate. Anyone who isn't locked in to the status quo is a threat.

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous 22205 said...

Yupette how about a thread regarding the next big charade in Arlington, Saturday's County Board meeting?

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Sheesh said...

Scottie was all upset last week when the Historic Vienna blog accused him of using taxpayer-funded press releases verbatim as news items to praise incumbent elected officials. So what does Scottie say this week? That he's annoyed when the taxpayer funded PR has minor errors. Sheesh.

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Mike - Vienna said...

Looks like about $300 billion for more of the same old same old from Obama and maybe $20 billion for some new environmental and transportation initiatives, which are years away from being operational. Start large scale installation of residential solar water heating equipment now and we can start retiring coal-fired power plants in two years.

 
At 19 February, 2009 , Anonymous Vienna Grrl said...

McCaffrey is a typical DC metro "Journalist": arrogant, lazy, and biased.

 
At 03 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama will be another Harvard Elitist like FDR who saved Capitalism for the parents of Republicans like Reagan, Bush, Buckley, Cheney, McCain, etc.

 
At 05 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun-Gazette Realtor-Editor Scott McCaffrey just printed an infomercial for Long and Foster, starring L & F's CEO. How ethical is that?

 

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