Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

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Republican Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Democrat Bill White to win a third four-year term as Texas governor.
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Since: Apr 12

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#14910 Oct 19, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
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You are really mean aren't you?. Did you know that I thought of you and your goofy leftist friends while I was watching a movie on Netflix last night?.
The movie touched on Democrats, gays and other liberal causes. The title was "Zombies Of Mass Destruction".
You are still defiantly America-hating.

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#14912 Oct 19, 2012
You know the line —“Renewable energy shouldn’t receive government support. If it can’t stand on its own in the free market, it doesn’t deserve to grow.” The answer — total freakin’ hogwash, horsefeathers, balderdash!

First of all, as you might have gathered from the title, fossil fuel’s historical subsidies are like skyscrapers next to single-family-renewable-energy -subsidy homes. This is, notably, without including the massive indirect subsidies the oil and gas industry receive in unchecked externalities that wreak havoc on our health, our quality of life, and the potential viability of the human species after climate change is done with us.

You can see in this chart below that historical oil and gas subsidies are over 13 times larger than renewable energy (not including biofuels) subsidies:

Over the first 15 years of these energy sources’ subsidies, oil and gas got 5 times what renewables got (in 2010 dollars) and nuclear energy got 10 times as much.

“Nuclear spent an average of about $3.3 billion a year, oil and gas about $1.8 billion, and renewable energy just under half a billion,” DBL Investors Managing Partner Nancy Pfund and Ben Healey recently wrote in “What would Jefferson do?”

And oil and gas support hasn’t gone away. In fact, in some ways, it still trumps support for renewables. From Greentech Media:

“The oil and gas industries have Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Pfund said, two low-capital-cost ways of financing infrastructure now rapidly expanding in the financial services world. Neither is available to renewables investors, Pfund said, and both cost less than the tax equity funds derived from solar’s Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and wind’s Production Tax Credit (PTC).”

“The U.S. government has also played a huge role in subsidizing natural gas infrastructure and technology,” Pfund added.“The combustion turbine was developed for aircraft and heavily subsidized. It was later reapplied to the gas sector.”

Now, furthermore, there are several reasons renewable energy should be subsidized today. Here are 3 big ones:

Clean energy subsidies actually benefit the economy!“A new study,” Pfund noted,“shows the ITC, when you look at it over the life of the credit, by creating these solar leases, provides a 10-percent return to the federal government. They are actually making money through this incentive through the revenues from all the companies in the solar supply chain.” Cutting the wind energy PTC means cutting 37,000 jobs out of the US economy, jobs that create good tax revenue.
We need clean energy subsidies (stronger than the ones we have today) or an adequate price on pollution to address the fact that pollution from fossil fuels is killing us.
Historical subsidies for fossil fuels, as noted above, dwarf historical subsidies for clean energy. It’s only fair that clean energy get to play on a level playing field, with the same level of support that fossil fuels and nuclear have gotten.

It’s pretty simple, actually. Once you look at the facts.



So, next time someone comes to you saying that renewable energy subsidies need to be cut off, please refer them here!

Clean Technica ( http://s.tt/1jRqx )

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#14913 Oct 19, 2012
"Romney’s Solyndra: State-Funded Massachusetts Solar Company Goes Bankrupt

...it appears that Mitt Romney will have some explaining to do soon about a similar endeavor that failed in Massachusetts after receiving support from Romney’s administration. The Boston Herald reports today that Konarka Technologies, a solar panel developer that received Massachusetts state funds, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. " M

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#14914 Oct 19, 2012
"Romney's trying to accuse Obama of interventionist capitalism, of which he himself is guilty of.
Maybe he didn't realise people would connect the dots and report on his past decisions (Romney has habit of doing that; not knowing that what you said and did in the past, in these digital times, can easily be traced back), but they did and again Romney has shown himself to be a hypocritical liar.

Romney Flip-flop #729; on the merits of govenrment favouristm/investment into private companies in 5, 4, 3..."

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#14915 Oct 19, 2012
Romney = incompetent, filthy lying scumbag.

"The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney

In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie.

The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney's initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had "no value as a going concern."

Even worse, the federal bailout ultimately engineered by Romney screwed the FDIC – the bank insurance system backed by taxpayers – out of at least $10 million. And in an added insult, Romney rewarded top executives at Bain with hefty bonuses at the very moment that he was demanding his handout from the feds." RS

“Survivalist, Adventurer”

Since: Jun 12

Sedro~Woolley, Wa.

#14916 Oct 19, 2012
Great Job Gov. Perry
New Waverly Cracker

Fairfield, TX

#14917 Oct 19, 2012
A Weasel in the hen house.
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#14918 Oct 19, 2012
What great job? Hell why would you want to insult the weasel?
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#14920 Oct 19, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
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You are still defiantly America-hating.
Really?. America wasn't founded on Prog/Commie ideology.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#14921 Oct 19, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
Romney = incompetent, filthy lying scumbag.
"The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney
In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie.
The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney's initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had "no value as a going concern."
Even worse, the federal bailout ultimately engineered by Romney screwed the FDIC – the bank insurance system backed by taxpayers – out of at least $10 million. And in an added insult, Romney rewarded top executives at Bain with hefty bonuses at the very moment that he was demanding his handout from the feds." RS
What bastion of intellectual dishonesty left loon blog did you cut and paste this crap from?. Why don't you post a link to the article for the rest of us?.
Really

Alice, TX

#14922 Oct 19, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
"Romney’s Solyndra: State-Funded Massachusetts Solar Company Goes Bankrupt
...it appears that Mitt Romney will have some explaining to do soon about a similar endeavor that failed in Massachusetts after receiving support from Romney’s administration. The Boston Herald reports today that Konarka Technologies, a solar panel developer that received Massachusetts state funds, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. " M
Sorry Charlie, too late. Next debate is on Foreign policy.
Really

Alice, TX

#14923 Oct 19, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
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What bastion of intellectual dishonesty left loon blog did you cut and paste this crap from?. Why don't you post a link to the article for the rest of us?.
Lol..
Jona

Beeville, TX

#14924 Oct 20, 2012
They all Lie so who cares !
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#14925 Oct 20, 2012
Mark Levin, a Neurosurgeon Calls In About Death Panels From Obamacare and HHS

Voice of Reason

Massapequa, NY

#14926 Oct 20, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies subsidized by American taxpayers.
Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($69 million)*
AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.5 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
Abound Solar ($374 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Schneider Electric ($86 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc.($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
UniSolar ($100 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($10 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
Great posts Defian1, they probably wouldn't even agree even after you present them with the proof. Hang in there we can see the finish line, and the Democ-rats are nowhere to be seen.
Voice of Reason

Massapequa, NY

#14927 Oct 20, 2012
Jona wrote:
They all Lie so who cares !
You should, they may be holding back medical treatment from your Mother, Father, Grand-parents, or your friends family. Listen to the You-tube that Defiant1 posted if you dare to.

Since: Apr 12

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#14928 Oct 20, 2012
Bush: Losing 850,000 jobs A MONTH

Obama: Making 1,000,000 jobs A MONTH MORE THAN BUSH

Romney = 47th out of 50 in job creation = Bush

Since: Apr 12

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#14929 Oct 20, 2012
"Fox News admits Libya attack may have been caused by anti-Muslim video"

Republiscums = America-hating traitors
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#14930 Oct 21, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
Bush: Losing 850,000 jobs A MONTH
Obama: Making 1,000,000 jobs A MONTH MORE THAN BUSH
Romney = 47th out of 50 in job creation = Bush
Gawd Dam!. How many more years is Bush losing jobs and running for President?. If Oblamo created so many jobs, why is the unemployment figure so high?.
Pure left-loon propaganda.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#14931 Oct 21, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
"Fox News admits Libya attack may have been caused by anti-Muslim video"
Republiscums = America-hating traitors
You should try getting your "facts" from other sources besides ThinkProgress, you left-loon nitwit. Why isn't this garbage on Communist News Network, if
it's the truth?.

If I were you, I wouldn't want to post links for the source of your drivel either.

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