Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Dino Rossi Officially Meets the SW Wa Tea Party on Wednesday

From the folks of “We the People” at www.WePeeps.org:   

Dino Rossi – Candidate Vetting:
Tuesday August 4th, 2010    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Fishers Grange    814 Northeast 162nd Avenue   Vancouver, WA 98684

Congratulations, Tom and Terry. You got your meeting. Dino is more than up to the task of satisfying your thirst for info on the issues. 
Congratulations, Dino, for making the time and hearing, “We the People.”

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Read. Discuss. ObamaCare: Can You Force a Citizen to Engage in Interstate Commerce?

Here’s the essence of the court decision Monday allowing the challenges to ObamaCare to go forward:

In a 32-page decision, Judge Henry Hudson in dictum summarized the core of the matter at bar: “While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether nor not Congress has the power to regulate — and tax — a citizen’s decision to not participate in interstate commerce.”

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Poll: SW Washington’s CD 3 Looks Good for Republicans

Here’s the survey.  
And here’s the nut:

If the Primary election was held today, which Candidate would you select for U.S. Congress?
  MALE FEMALE REP DEM IND TOTAL  
Cheryl Crist (D)  10 32 0 41 1 4%  
Denny Heck (D)  239 163 0 396 6 35%  
David Castillo (R)  42 14 48 2 6 5%  
David Hedrick (R)  128 142 211 36 23 24%  
Jaime Herrera (R)  151 96 195 42 10 22%  
Norma J.Stevens (I)  1 5 4 0 2 1%  
Undecided 30 86 69 44 3 10%  
               
Margin of Error (MoE) 2.90%            

Things can change a whole lot before ballots have to be postmarked, but you can’t deny the trend.

Castillo (with an improbably low)5% + Herrera with a respectable 22% + Hedrick with a surprising 24% = 51%
Democrats 35% + 4 =Not enough to beat Republicans. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

The New "Green" Economy: EXPORT the Greenback Overseas By Pete the Banker

By Pete the Banker Recently Obama in his Recovery Summer/Job Fest has made prominent appearances at several manufacturing plants trumpeting the success of the Administration’s Stimulus program and its impact in promoting economic recovery and generating jobs.  One can easily dispute Obama’s assertion of a “Recovery Summer”, but there is little denying the expansion of the Administration’s Green Energy Initiative.  However, the recent selection of the companies 
at which Obama has made his appearances has demonstrated another commonality, they are not American Companies.
On July 8, Obama chose Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City to make a major jobs announcement. Smith Electric Vehicles is a subsidiary of Smith Electric Vehicles, UK a British Company.  Smith received a $32 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal grant and plans to double its current the number of fifty employees in Kansas City plant by year end.  One might think that $32 million is extravagant amount for only an additional 50 employees, but the firm has announced aggressive expansion plans despite having sold only fifty of its costly $100,000 trucks to date.  And the American Subsidiary with its newly acquired wealth has also recently announced plans to buy its English parent company?!  All thanks to the benevolence of the American taxpayer (here and here).
President Barack Obama appeared for the July 15 groundbreaking of a new Compact Power Inc. factory, which received $151 Million from a federal stimulus grants to construct a $300 Million plant which is expected to manufacture lithium ion cells and employ between 300 – 450 people by 2013.   Compact Power is the American Subsidiary of LG Chem Ltd, a $14 Billion Korean Company a leading supplier of Lithium Ion Batteries (here).   
In early July, Obama announced that the Department of Energy approved $1.85 Billion of loan guarantees under the Stimulus plan in order to accelerate “the transition to a clean energy economy and doubling our use of renewable energy sources…”.  He used the occasion to announce $1.45 Billion in DOE loan guarantees to Abengoa Solar, to spur development of a proposed solar farm near Gila Bend , Arizona . Once complete the Spanish Company announced the solar facility will employ 85 workers on a permanent basis (here).

An ABC News investigation found that 79% of the Stimulus Program’s funds have ended up going to foreign companies (here). Some $450 Million stimulus was granted to A-Power, a Chinese Company for a West Texas wind farm project highlighted by ABC that uses turbines manufactured in China and whose San Diego “office” was found to be empty.  While some 300 American Construction jobs were to be involved, there were also some 2,000 Chinese based manufacturing jobs planned (here). 
Welcome to the green economy; apparently the new euphemism for “foreign aid”.  Is it any wonder that the Stimulus Program has had such a muted impact on the growth of the American economy?  Is this another reason that job growth has been so tepid?  
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

The Sun’s Awake: Look for Warming.

Sunspot 798

H/T SCT. Story Here. Watch the man made global warmers go bananas. We’ve been in a recession and there’s been less productivity in the west. Their theory would be less productivity less man made warming, right (that’s the whole point of cap and tax, after all)? So if man (especially western man) is responsible for global warming then there should be a corresponding dip in temperature not attributable to the solar minimum, right?
Instead higher temperatures eventually will occur because the sun has apparently burst out of the minimum.
We’re still in a recession with waaaay less productivity, hence less energy use. So let the spin begin. From the webpage Space.com on the burst of activity and solar flares:

The sun’s activity usually ebbs and flows on a fairly predictable cycle. Typically, a cycle lasts about 11 years, taking roughly 5.5 years to move from a solar minimum, a period of time when there are few sunspots, to peak at the solar maximum, during which sunspot activity is amplified.

Sunspot 798

The last solar maximum occurred in 2001. The latest minimum was particularly weak and long- lasting. The most recent solar eruption is one of the first signs that the sun is waking up and heading toward another maximum.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Read. Discuss. ObamaCare: Can You Force a Citizen to Engage in Interstate Commerce?

Here’s the essence of the court decision Monday allowing the challenges to ObamaCare to go forward:

In a 32-page decision, Judge Henry Hudson in dictum summarized the core of the matter at bar: “While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether nor not Congress has the power to regulate — and tax — a citizen’s decision to not participate in interstate commerce.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Poll: SW Washington’s CD 3 Looks Good for Republicans

Here’s the survey.  
And here’s the nut:

If the Primary election was held today, which Candidate would you select for U.S. Congress?
  MALE FEMALE REP DEM IND TOTAL  
Cheryl Crist (D)  10 32 0 41 1 4%  
Denny Heck (D)  239 163 0 396 6 35%  
David Castillo (R)  42 14 48 2 6 5%  
David Hedrick (R)  128 142 211 36 23 24%  
Jaime Herrera (R)  151 96 195 42 10 22%  
Norma J.Stevens (I)  1 5 4 0 2 1%  
Undecided 30 86 69 44 3 10%  
               
Margin of Error (MoE) 2.90%            

Things can change a whole lot before ballots have to be postmarked, but you can’t deny the trend.

Castillo (with an improbably low)5% + Herrera with a respectable 22% + Hedrick with a surprising 24% = 51%
Democrats 35% + 4 =Not enough to beat Republicans. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

The New "Green" Economy: EXPORT the Greenback Overseas By Pete the Banker

By Pete the Banker Recently Obama in his Recovery Summer/Job Fest has made prominent appearances at several manufacturing plants trumpeting the success of the Administration’s Stimulus program and its impact in promoting economic recovery and generating jobs.  One can easily dispute Obama’s assertion of a “Recovery Summer”, but there is little denying the expansion of the Administration’s Green Energy Initiative.  However, the recent selection of the companies 
at which Obama has made his appearances has demonstrated another commonality, they are not American Companies.
On July 8, Obama chose Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City to make a major jobs announcement. Smith Electric Vehicles is a subsidiary of Smith Electric Vehicles, UK a British Company.  Smith received a $32 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal grant and plans to double its current the number of fifty employees in Kansas City plant by year end.  One might think that $32 million is extravagant amount for only an additional 50 employees, but the firm has announced aggressive expansion plans despite having sold only fifty of its costly $100,000 trucks to date.  And the American Subsidiary with its newly acquired wealth has also recently announced plans to buy its English parent company?!  All thanks to the benevolence of the American taxpayer (here and here).
President Barack Obama appeared for the July 15 groundbreaking of a new Compact Power Inc. factory, which received $151 Million from a federal stimulus grants to construct a $300 Million plant which is expected to manufacture lithium ion cells and employ between 300 – 450 people by 2013.   Compact Power is the American Subsidiary of LG Chem Ltd, a $14 Billion Korean Company a leading supplier of Lithium Ion Batteries (here).   
In early July, Obama announced that the Department of Energy approved $1.85 Billion of loan guarantees under the Stimulus plan in order to accelerate “the transition to a clean energy economy and doubling our use of renewable energy sources…”.  He used the occasion to announce $1.45 Billion in DOE loan guarantees to Abengoa Solar, to spur development of a proposed solar farm near Gila Bend , Arizona . Once complete the Spanish Company announced the solar facility will employ 85 workers on a permanent basis (here).

An ABC News investigation found that 79% of the Stimulus Program’s funds have ended up going to foreign companies (here). Some $450 Million stimulus was granted to A-Power, a Chinese Company for a West Texas wind farm project highlighted by ABC that uses turbines manufactured in China and whose San Diego “office” was found to be empty.  While some 300 American Construction jobs were to be involved, there were also some 2,000 Chinese based manufacturing jobs planned (here). 
Welcome to the green economy; apparently the new euphemism for “foreign aid”.  Is it any wonder that the Stimulus Program has had such a muted impact on the growth of the American economy?  Is this another reason that job growth has been so tepid?  
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

The Sun’s Awake: Look for Warming.

Sunspot 798

H/T SCT. Story Here. Watch the man made global warmers go bananas. We’ve been in a recession and there’s been less productivity in the west. Their theory would be less productivity less man made warming, right (that’s the whole point of cap and tax, after all)? So if man (especially western man) is responsible for global warming then there should be a corresponding dip in temperature not attributable to the solar minimum, right?
Instead higher temperatures eventually will occur because the sun has apparently burst out of the minimum.
We’re still in a recession with waaaay less productivity, hence less energy use. So let the spin begin. From the webpage Space.com on the burst of activity and solar flares:

The sun’s activity usually ebbs and flows on a fairly predictable cycle. Typically, a cycle lasts about 11 years, taking roughly 5.5 years to move from a solar minimum, a period of time when there are few sunspots, to peak at the solar maximum, during which sunspot activity is amplified.

Sunspot 798

The last solar maximum occurred in 2001. The latest minimum was particularly weak and long- lasting. The most recent solar eruption is one of the first signs that the sun is waking up and heading toward another maximum.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com