ticket to Iraq so they can join ISIS and fight the evil US? This may be the only chance to get close to a woman that the idiot doesn't have to inflate.
I think falling oil prices had more to do with this than anything The Bungler in Chief did.
ml, we can only hope you are right. The demise of the Socialist Party can be laid right at The Divine One's feet.
Richard, the idiot hates the US and at this moment is probably packing his prayer rug and moving to Iraq to join ISIS and fight against America.
You will notice he did what he always does, change the subject. He did not do what a decent person would do and condemn those butchering Islamic thugs.
The left loves them and defends them at every turn. They even call Islam the religion of peace.
You have to know that when the idiot faces East and prays five times a day as the Koran demands, he certainly isn't praying that the US will prvail over butchery. He's praying for his pals in ISIS.
I'll bet you money the idiot has memorize that ISIS manual on how to treat slaves and fantasize of owning one or two.
I have supported you and voted for you for years but that stops now. You have betrayed all of Texas by voting for the 2015 continuing spending bill.
We are a border state and the President's executive order giving what amounts to amnesty to illegals encourages more illegals to come to the United States. Most of them will enter through Texas causing us a great hardship.
What were you thinking?
Obamacare is a disaster and you have voted to fund it. What were you thinking?
You have betrayed your party and your state. I will do something I have never done. I will actively campaign against you. They could run a chimpanzee against you in the next election and I will vote for the chimp.
believe this sat all. They hate facts. They make their heads hurt.
Dec 15, 4:05 PM EST
Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green
By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.
Ethanol isn't so green, either.
"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline."
The key is where the source of the electricity all-electric cars. If it comes from coal, the electric cars produce 3.6 times more soot and smog deaths than gas, because of the pollution made in generating the electricity, according to the study that is published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They also are significantly worse at heat-trapping carbon dioxide that worsens global warming, it found.
The study examines environmental costs for cars' entire life cycle, including where power comes from and the environmental effects of building batteries.
"Unfortunately, when a wire is connected to an electric vehicle at one end and a coal-fired power plant at the other end, the environmental consequences are worse than driving a normal gasoline-powered car," said Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science, who wasn't part of the study but praised it.
The states with the highest percentage of electricity coming from coal, according to the Department of Energy, are West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota, and Illinois.
Still, there's something to be said for the idea of helping foster a cleaner technology that will be better once it is connected to a cleaner grid, said study co-author Jason Hill, another University of Minnesota engineering professor.
The study finds all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline. Coal produces 39 percent of the country's electricity, according to the Department of Energy.
But if the power supply comes from natural gas, the all-electric car produces half as many air pollution health problems as gas-powered cars do. And if the power comes from wind, water or wave energy, it produces about one-quarter of the air pollution deaths.
Hybrids and diesel engines are cleaner than gas, causing fewer air pollution deaths and spewing less heat-trapping gas.
But ethanol isn't, with 80 percent more air pollution mortality, according to the study.
"If we're using ethanol for environmental benefits, for air quality and climate change, we're going down the wrong path," Hill said.
and you are a loony left loser who doesn't keep up to know this is no longer the ACTC board. FYI ACTC changed its name and moved to its new board. Try and keep up.
You need to get out of your mother's basement more often.
She is just another elitist limousine liberal who want EVERYBODY ELSE to redistribute their hard earned money.
Shouldn't every 1% hating loon question these millionaire and billionaire socialists on why they have so much money and like all the rest of the 1% did they steal it from the rest of us poor working slobs. If they are so hot for income redistribution, how come they haven't divested themselves of all of their filthy lucre and given it to deadbeats like they want us to do?
Elizabeth Warren is worth $14 million but she says she’s not wealthy
Elizabeth Warren doesn’t like the way Mitt Romney pays his taxes:
“And that is that Mitt Romney pays 14% of his income in taxes and people who get out there and work for a living pay 25%, 28%, 30%, 33%. I get it. Mitt Romney gets a better deal than any of the rest of us because he manages to earn his income in a way that has been specially protected for rich folks. I think that’s wrong,” Elizabeth Warren, a democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts said on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”
In 2003 John Kerry paid an even lower rate than Romney.
In a bit of Democratic comeuppance for dinging Mitt Romney for how little he pays in taxes, Wonkblog published this chart of presidential candidates’ tax rates. And wouldn’t you know, John Kerry had a (slightly) lower tax rate than Romney does. In 2003, a year before running for president, Kerry’s tax rate was 13.1 percent, versus Romney’s at 13.9 percent in 2010. As Brad Plumer, who culled together tax returns to make his chart, explains, “John Kerry’s overall rate is so low — lower than Romney’s, in fact — because his return is getting lumped together with that of his (wealthy) wife, Teresa Heinz, who had a lot of investment income.”
That didn’t bother the painfully hypocritical Warren or her hypocritical democrats brethren back then. It’s only a concern when a Republican fall in that group. Moreover, Romney paid more than he owed:
It appears that the return filed by that trust overstated capital gains realized by nearly $300,000, causing Mr. Romney and his wife to pay about $44,000 more in taxes than they owed.
Of course this would also be the year the NY Times notices the tax laws- but not back in 2003:
Mitt Romney’s tax returns tell us some things about him. They tell us a lot more about the sad state of the tax laws in this country.
But it is Warren who absolutely waterboards the truth. On MSNBC Warren made the argument that members of the Senate shouldn’t own stock.
The rhetoric of class and inequality is back in force, and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — the standard-bearer for a combative new progressivism — made the case to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night that members of the Senate shouldn’t own stock.
“I realize there are some wealthy individuals – I’m not one of them, but some wealthy individuals who have a lot of stock portfolios” she told him.
She’s not one of those “wealthy individuals”?
…according to the Personal Financial Disclosure form she filed to run for Senate shows that she’s worth as much as $14.5 million. She earned more than $429,000 from Harvard last year alone for a total of about $700,000, and lives in a house worth $5 million.
A $400,000 salary from Harvard for doing nothing, worth $14 million and she claims she’s not wealthy?
It gets better. She said Senators should not own stock. Does she own stock?
Warren spokesman Kyle Sullivan emails, “Elizabeth was making the point that, unlike many members of Congress, she does not have a broad portfolio of stocks in individual companies. If elected, she’ll get rid of the one stock she does own.”
So she only owns stock in one company. She has $8 million in mutual funds, which own broad portfolios of stocks in individual companies. See? If you invest in mutual funds which invest in stocks it’s not the same as owning stocks.
And owning a house worth $5 million, making $500,000 a year and being worth $14 million also makes her part of the 99%. According to Warren, she is not even wealthy.
“I realize that there are some wealthy individuals- I’m not one of them…”
Warren’s dishonesty and contempt for the intelligence of people is breathtaking. What the US government does not need is another utterly dishonest member.
I'll bet the idiot is right now buying one way ticket to Iraq.
But then again he might not. You can't buy MD 20/20 in Iraq.
Mencken wrote the editorial below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition.
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
- H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
So it was written, and so it has come to pass...
December 12, 2014
Regarding "CIA chief challenges Senate torture report" (Page A4, Friday), let us assume for the sake of argument that the CIA's actions were in fact reprehensible, that real "torture" was applied, and that it went against our values. Let us further ask the question "who benefits?" from the actions of U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.
Will our men and women in uniform benefit from this revelation? Will our people in the State Department who serve in already risky postings benefit? What about the average American traveling or working abroad? What "values" govern the release of such information?
An argument has been made that we already face an implacable enemy, and that this will not change their calculus of hate. Perhaps not, but this information will be well used by them. If anything, it will encourage them to recruit more eagerly. Rights have responsibilities, and actions have consequences. True leaders know this, and their actions take it into account.
We are engaged in a war that we clearly do not know how to fight. Tactics and strategies have changed since wars began. We are poorly situated to fight the current conflict in strategy, tactics and moral and ethical approaches.
An enemy who will sacrifice themselves, kill innocents and ask for $1 million to return the body of a young man they have beheaded on camera cannot be reasoned with. They deserve no moral equivalency with our values. Their destruction is the only solution available to us. This conclusion will be unpleasant for many. But if we are to prevail, it is necessary, and it is just.
If she were truly concerned about a lapse in values, Feinstein should have undertaken a quiet and forceful campaign to rectify what she sees as a problem.
Since her revelation though, the long knives have come out. Iran, among others, has taken us to task for violations of human rights. This gives an indication of what it means to "aid and abet the enemy." The military axiom of "praise in public, rebuke in private" applies here.
This is a troubled time in America. It is dangerous to be a police officer, serve in the military or the intelligence community. These institutions are being sacrificed at the whim of politicians hungry for what they consider "victories." No one but the politicians - not one single person outside of politics, except maybe the muckrakers of media, will benefit from this kind of self-flagellation; those, and of course, our enemies.
This action will have consequences. Those consequences, from this day on, are now owned by Feinstein.
Kenneth Breaux, Houston
I would hold that morally there is one exception to the application of torture on known terrorists when we know to a moral certainty that they have knowledge that would lead to the saving of innocent lives or when the very existence of a nation is at stake.
In such a situation, the evil lies within the non-revealed knowledge of the prisoner who knows that he has no right to not disclose.
No one has the right to withhold information that would lead to the death or maiming of the innocent or when the very existence of the nation is at stake..
Peter J. Riga, Houston
The religion of peace behead gays so the idiot would have to man up or buy a goat in Iraq. He has one now named Phil.
use Clinton wasn't president during 9/11 but you are correct that both houses of congress were on board with the CIA hunting these Islamic thugs down and squeezing information out of them.
The loons conveniently seem to forget that.
If Clinton did it, torture is OK. After all he's a Socialist and his heart was in the right place. If he had been an evil Republican then it would be a crime against humanity.
Damn, rob, I agree with you.
Maybe the idiot will get drafted. Nah, he'd go to Canada.
Undocumented Democrats keep wages low. That's why the Chamber of Commerce wants them here and so do the Socialist. The idiot is a socialist so he wants them here also.
They claim they are for the working class but in reality they aren't and the idiot is their cheerleader.