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The Future Is In Solar Power

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It amazing that so many people think investing in renewable energy is silly, but the amount of people who want to live near a oil refinery, coal-fueled electric plant or nuclear plant is pretty small.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There's a difference between support and being bailed out.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Solar Energy seems like something that should be developed through the Defense Department.

    Arguably two of our greatest technological achievements in past 30 years have been the internet and GPS- but originally developed through the military.
  4. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    So, giving $500 million in taxpayer dollars to a company with one foot in the grave (and run by Obama donors) is now considered "investing in renewable energy?"

  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Bush giving lip service to renewable energy is the equivalent of Democrats quoting the Bible.

    It's bullshit. Supporters know it means nothing. It's just designed to give them cover.

    And really, if we were on the "threshold" in 2001, shouldn't we have better results by now?

    And, you know, I'm not against R&D money going towards renewable energy, but banging out actual solar panels at a loss? That makes no sense.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Yeah, there certainly aren't any Democrats who believe in the Bible. If you're a Christian, you have to be a Republican. 11th Commandment, that is.

    This is why no one takes you seriously.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Funnier to read now than it was then.

    Just reminds you what a high they were on. They actually believed this shit. Can you imagine putting that in a speech?

    And no one thought, "hey, that's a little over the top."

    At least he closed Gitmo on day one. I give him credit for that.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Google Kennedy and "wind farm" please.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's not at all what I said.

    But, when a Republican like Bush quotes the Bible, people freak out and fear a Theocracy.

    When Obama or Nancy Pelosi (my favorite word is "word") quote the Bible, there are no such fears. Because everyone knows it's just rhetoric -- just like when George W. Bush talked about renewable energy.

    I don't think any oil and/or gas companies got worried when GWB talked up renewable energy.
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    If Republicans didn't base their lawmaking on the Bible, then maybe their pathological quoting from it could be dismissed as "just rhetoric." When was the last time a Democrat booed a serving soldier?

    But then we don't expect such nuanced reasoning out of your side.
  11. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    If Obama got caught with his dick up the ass of Joe Biden, it MIGHT haunt him for 14 months.

    But this? The White House Press Corps has the attention span of a goldfish. The two company heads are taking the fifth. This story will be gone in two weeks.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Kaiser wasn't an investor


    And if the company execs thought Obama was in their pocket, why did they push and beg for the deal to be completed under Bush?
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