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  • Our Socialist Energy Czar

    Remember those games when you were younger (they also have them at bars)where you would test your observation skills by picking out the 10 differences between two similar pictures. Here’s a simple example.

    Let’s try another. Open these two browsers by clicking (right-click, open new tab or window) here and here. If that’s too much work, I’ll tell you the difference. Carol Browner, Obama’s new Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, used to be listed as a member of the Commission for a Sustainable World Society for Socialist International. That’s right, Socialist International. As of today, however, her bio was taken off the site.

    Maybe it’s just a coincidence and maybe she didn’t have time to be a commission member of a socialist organization now that she’s an energy czar. Or maybe it’s similar to the Commissar Vanishes where

    Photographs can lie. They certainly do in the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953, the years of Joseph Stalin’s dictatorial rule. Stalin’s agents routinely arrest and kill as “enemies of the people” anyone who disagrees with his politics. Communist Party workers then try to remove any trace of these people from the photographic archives, and so from the media.”

    Here’s an example of said Commissar Vanishing. As I mentioned with Browner, maybe it’s just coincidence or maybe there’s a reason why she’s no longer a part of the commission, but it’s interesting and I’m curious nonetheless.

    Thus far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with some of Obama’s nominations but his energy picks have been dreadful. As my colleague Ben Lieberman points out,

    How does $8-a-gallon gas sound? Few Americans would want to see that happen. Unfortunately, President-elect Barack Obama’s choices for the government’s two highest energy posts have expressed a surprising level of comfort with sky-high gas prices. Sen. Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat and Mr. Obama’s nominee for interior secretary, was on record as opposing lifting the offshore moratorium even if gasoline were to reach $10 a gallon. Energy Secretary-nominee Steven Chu. Last September, he told the Wall Street Journal that ‘somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.’”

    Mix them in a pot with a socialist energy czar and what do you get? Four frightening years of bad energy policy. The energy bills passed in 2005 and 2007 during the Bush administration weren’t any good, either, but with these three steering the ship, we could reach uncharted waters.

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    21 Responses to Our Socialist Energy Czar

    1. Stan Berman. Sequii says:

      excellent summary of what the future portends.

    2. Morris, Dayton, OH says:

      Well, the voters wanted "change," so they're going to get change. Geniuses.

    3. Diane Atkins, former says:

      Carol Browner was the one who "pushed" for mandating the gasoline additive MTBE as "the solution to Air Pollution". Disaster insued because this neuro toxin ate holes in underground storage tanks and contaminated water supplies across America (and killed how many Americans?) Ask me, I am President of the New York State Oxybusters. "They knew what would happen and they did it anyway" – Dr. Myron Mehlman. What will this woman do next? If you don't want to print this, it's OK, I just want you to know I fought this woman and her damage once and paid the price, but, I am ready to fight her again, I am offering my services.


    4. Mike Sheahen, Hickor says:

      Obama in any way denies being a Socialist?

      Well, common sense (now "Uncommon sense", since it is now so uncommon and being chased into extinction) would tell you that you don't ally yourself with Socialists (including those with Socialist ties) and put them in charge of anything, unless you are somehow a Socialist, which will cause you to demonstrate that you are a like-minded Socialist.

      In other words, for example, you don't want crooks in charge in the bank, unless you, yourself, are a crook, and want to be associated with them, and no way or amount of saying "I am not a crook" will change that!

      To put it yet another way: You are who you associate with (or nominate, or appoint).

      So you keep denying you're a Socialist, Mr. Obama, yet proving you are a Socialst. Only the willingly blind and misled will fall for your Socialist smoke and mirrors, but not we the people who aren't so willingly blind and misled.

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    7. Kunigunda (Kuni) Sum says:

      Methinks this does not bode well for us. Please allow me to ask a question: I have read in several places that the USA has several undeveloped oil fields with the potential of having more oil than all of the other oil fields in the world. If this is true, it seems to me that drilling now and developing this potential would solve many problems for us. Among them: our deficit, unemployment, dependence on foreign oil, and stop Russia, Hugo Chavez, and others from holding hostage to countries dependent on their oil.

      Please let me know why this has not been proposed and if it has why the opposition. I have not seen in print even an inkling of this possibility.

      Thank you for your help. I am a member of Heritage.

      Kuni Sumpter

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    9. Barb -mn says:

      Suni, it is all about the government's agenda. According to government, natural resources used by man causes the global warming that doesn't exist. So they refuse to allow us to prosper with our own resources. They refuse to allow business to employ us with our own natural resources. Government claims they want energy independence but without natural resources that are abundantly available as you so well noted. Instead they want what they call alternative energy that doesn't exist now and will be a huge problem if and when we are solely dependent on wind and solar. It is needless, inefficient and idiotic.

      You're right, using our own natural resources would solve most all problems, but that's not what the government wants. They want CONTROL. They want to convince us, THEY'RE RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!

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    11. Barb -mn says:

      Please forgive me. I misspelled your name, Kuni. Sorry about that.

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    14. Karl Froehlich, Arli says:

      Revolution! Revolution! Revolution!


      just a few of our challenges being ignored


      washingtons dream


      now before it's to late

      Band together NOW??? PLEASE

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    16. canivan, Long Island says:

      Dear Carol

      I have a good feeling about the work you are doing. A sustainable stress free economy based on renewable resources is a worthy goal. The 2000 members in my solar heating group are all behind you. We would like to help you any way we can.

      We believe that a sustainable economy starts in the home with solar heating and solar hot water systems. Unfortunately most homes and most developments are unsuitable for practical solar applications.

      Is there some way that you can encourage home builders to orient roofs so that solar applications are possible?

      Is there some way you can introduce new solar concepts to the building departments that will allow home owners to invest in simple solar applications that will not require expensive architectural certification?

      The stone-age regulations of the building department are too rigid. There is no allowance for innovative design and independent evaluation. The most important consideration of the building department should be safety. Anyhow I too believe this is a time for change. I am on your side and I would like to help.

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