Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

The 2014 state of wind energy: desperately seeking subsidies

April 21, 2014
By
Marita_Noon_2013

With the growing story coming out of Ukraine, the ongoing search for the missing Malaysian jet, the intensifying Nevada cattle battle, and the new announcement about the additional Keystone pipeline delay, little attention is being paid to the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy—or any of the other fifty lapsed tax breaks the Senate Finance Committee approved earlier this month. But, despite the low news profile, the gears of government continue to grind up taxpayer dollars. The Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act (EXPIRE) did not originally include the PTC, however, prior to the committee markup hearing on…

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Conservative Comedy – Income Tax Day Edition

April 18, 2014
By
Death and taxes

Welcome to the Income Tax Day edition of Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best Conservative political satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. April 15th wasn’t only Tax Day, it was also the deadline (sort of) for enrolling in Obamacare. As the Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change reflected on this, he came to the conclusion that it was a genuine “two-fer” as far as the government is concerned. As the old saying goes, the two things in life that are…

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The dark side of “free” electricity from the sun

April 17, 2014
By
Marita_Noon_2013

It is amazing that something that seems as up-beat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. In September, I wrote about the net-metering battle taking place in Arizona—and pointed out the national implications of what was playing out there. The following month, I addressed, what I believe, is an organized effort by the industry, to co-opt the language of the free-market/conservative/limited-government thinking population…

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Was stopping Nevada’s fracking rush behind the Bundy Showdown?

April 14, 2014
By
Marita_Noon_2013

The story of rancher Cliven Bundy has captured an abundance of media attention and attracted supporters from across the West, who relate to the struggle against the federal management of lands. Bundy’s sister, Susan, was asked: “Who’s behind the uproar?” She blamed the Sierra Club, then Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and then President Obama. She concluded her comments with: “It’s all about control”—a sentiment that is frequently expressed regarding actions taken in response to some endangered-species claim. An Associated Press report describes Bundy’s battle this way: “The current showdown pits rancher Cliven Bundy’s claims of ancestral rights to graze his cows…

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Conservative Comedy 4/11/14

April 11, 2014
By
Byte-The-Bullet

It’s time for some Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best Conservative political satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking before the House of Representatives, proposed the implementation of “common sense” gun reforms like the Rube Goldberg nightmare in today’s cartoon. Seriously, when some screaming maniac chainsaws his way into your house on a dark and stormy night and is shredding the closet door behind which your terrified family is huddling, do you want your gun disabled…

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