GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obamaâ€™s Economic Advisory Panel, was invited to sit with the First Lady during the presidentâ€™s speech to Congress this past week. Heâ€™s been a strong supporter of the president since he took over the White House and his companies have received plenty of government funds as well.
GE was awarded 44 contracts totaling over $46,000,000 and 44 grants totaling more than $79,000,000 from the Obama-Pelosi $757 billion dollar stimulus package. Millions of dollars in stimulus funds were used by GE in green energy projects.
Today GE announced that it was going to gut its offshore wind-power plans.
is it just me? Or does there seem to be a pattern developing?
It’s a pattern that has been occurring for a long time. So I guess it’s you.
“pattern developing” or Occrring for a long time.”? What???? It has existed since the POTUS Election of Obama. Things must change and I mean in 2012!
Both… except that the pattern is not developing, it has already developed, much longer than “the POTUS election of Obama”. To believe otherwise is naive and very myopic, to say the least. It is politics and business as usual. More or less. There have been much much bigger “scandals” of this type, and will be so again, unfortunately. Perpetrated by both parties.
Both parties are guilty to a degree. Now the question is, “How will they solve the problem?” I hate the word compromise. That is for losers. Stick to your beliefs period. If you do not get re-elected, so be it. At least you can sleep at night. I know I can.
“Compromise is for losers.” I do not need to say anything at this point. You’ve said it all… very succinctly for a change. And you wonder why the Tea Party and like-minded people are ridiculed and dismissed as radicals, or worse? This is why. Thanks for sharing.
See anarchrist… They are both wrong do away with both parties…. Buisness as usual…. Funny you say that when you have no idea what the heck is going on.
The pattern that I am talking about is “green” energy projects, or jobs getting federal money and then falling apart. I don’t know why you would think I’m talking about anything else. I suppose that’s what happens when subjective analysis is applied.
No I understand what you were talking about. Only a very stupid person would not. You just don’t understand what I’m talking about, which is the bigger picture from which and in which your narrowed view exists. But we have been down this well-trodden road before, and you have yet to “get” the bigger picture. Or you like pretending you don’t to try and discredit anything I post. Either way that is called willful ignorance. And it is a sad trait for a human to possess.
The real problem is that you think you understand the “big picture” but you have no idea what you are even looking at. Your are unable to draw conecting lines to anything you post. Bassically your perception of your own intelegance level disallowes you to critically think that your premisis may be faulty because you are a wise man. But a truly wise man realizes he may be wrong and looks for the weakness in himself before he allows his mouth to runnith over as you do…. Of course you really dont think at all you just cut and paist what you are told to by your handeler.
No, that is another long stretching of logic from you, (Iv’e come to expect no less from you though). I’m trying to have a discusion about the topic of the story posted, and you want to (as usual) take off at right (in your case left) angles. Was there ever any president that did not have a scandal? I was not talking about that. What I was talking about was the green energy jobs and companies that get money from the govt and go bellie up, or as I like to say t*ts up, but I can’t say t*ts up here, or that they abandon projects like the one in the story. That is the pattern I am talking about. You have taken what I said and twisted it into what you want to talk about, and that is to bit*h and moan about what you see as problems and in the process diminish and minimise what I am talking about.
Wow, Jerk, your “premisis” that I don’t question myself or my own beliefs/prejudices, or my “intelegance” level for that matter, coming from someone like yourself is very amusing, although somewhat sad too, obviously. This whole blog is all cut and “paisted”, so your point is what again? Oh, that you are of superior intelligence, and/or somehow able to keep your mouth from “runnithing” over. Alrighty then!
At least when I cut and paste you know I am because I always post a link. You don’t because you know the source will illuminate your radical far left foundations that you try so hard to mask.
I agree Neil. The head of GE sitting next to our “Leader” as he pushes for new jobs for America to us? We don’t live “off-shore” Does the head of GE? Isn’t that a contradiction???? What a joke and I’m extremely serious and not “Joking.”
I agree Joe. It’s ridiculous and business as usual in the good ol’ US of A. It’s Obama once again showing his corporate colors. I’ve commented on that kind of thing many times. So there’s at least one thing we agree on…??… or not?? And Neil, why would I try hiding anything from you? You can, and do, track it down very easily. I’m not ashamed of where I get info. They are not radical or even that far Left, not really. But I know you don’t agree with that. Far Left is/was the Black Panthers and the Weathermen in the 60’s. Anarchists presently are generally radically to the Left, but not always. There really is no radical Left compared to the radical Right currently. Not when you try to compare them. Just one main example- the Tea Party, it has been allowed to become mainstream and it’s deemed to be so powerful (for a reason) it is covered by the media as legitimate. There’s NOTHING on the Left that compares to that. Unfortunately.
NOT that far left????? well when you look at it from yorr perspective (Left of left) I would think not. How dis honnest to say that there is nothing on the left to compair with against the Tea Party…… Moveon.org….. AFL/CIO… One Nation…. SEIU.. oh the list goes on. RNH you are either brainwashed or paid to say the garbage you spew because I refuse to believe that anyone could be that uninformed. Your defense of the anarchrists as not really radicals is very telling….You refuse to believe your views are radical.
“The Tea Party movement is an American populist political movement that is generally recognized as fiscally conservative and fiscally libertarian, and has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009. It endorses reduced government spending, opposition to taxation in varying degrees, reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.”
What is your definition of radical? The free online dictionary defines it: adj. Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme. Or, n. One who advocates fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions.
How can you even begin to think that Tea Partiers are a radical right group! They are, like Dan says below, regular people who are fed up with business as usual in Washington. What is radical, or extreme about opposition to taxation in varying degrees, reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution? What about that is extreme? What? I Don’t expect an answer because you can’t answer that. We already know what the true answer is.
None of those Leftist agencies are a mainstream political force nor do they have candidates running for office, even for the Presidency who identify themselves as such. That’s why. I am not surprised that you think me left of left. The perspectives sited here have always been skewed, especially when it comes to Liberals and Progressives. You saying that is further evidence of your own radical-ness, to the Right. Another example of your inability to discern reality clearly is that the AFL-CIO, for example, is not that hard core Left anymore by any means, nor do they wield any kind of power especially compared to the Tea Party. None of those groups do. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe the TP will last nor do I believe they are truly supported by the Republican party, nor many of it’s members. BUT is does have real legitimacy in the eyes of the media, and within the Republican Party as a means to and end. What I have just said is based on logic and reasoning- so be careful in responding.
The Tea Party is just regular Americans who started paying attention. Of course they’ll last, unless they fall back asleep.
I hate tags such as “Tea Party” etc. It is not a party per se, but a belief for which I as millions of others agree. You are right Dan, just don’t fall asleep with your beliefs/values left behind. Keep the pressure on Both parties to see reality and how their decisions are affecting the average working man and woman thsat goes to work everyday with no complaints, no requests for hand-outs nor bailouts. Fiscal responsibility is all we ask. Is that a problem? If so, American has a serious problem.
It is not only I who looks upon what constitutes the Tea Party as radical. I didn’t make that up or decide that. Many others have before me, although my opinion coincides. You guys are too funny. You hate so many things, even to be called radical, which is what the Tea Party people are, and you too if your beliefs coincide with theirs. Neil kindly posted a definition of radical. Basically radical is that which is outside of the mainstream, or majority. That’s all. Again I refer you to the many polls. Hey, it’s not a bad thing necessarily, unless you have some kind of phobia about it. You guys are proud you’re out of the mainstream re: climate change, are you not? (granted the polls are heading your way on this currently or so it seems) Proud of that aren’t you? Embrace all that you are! The hippies did in the 60’s, and they were proud of being out of the mainstream, as well they should have been. Many of their causes were just and found to be true, such as the wasted life and money in Vietnam. Maybe history will view you all the same way. Who knows? And I’m referring to global warming. With regards to everything else I can think of, you are for sure wrong.
“Opposition to taxation in varying degrees, reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.”
Soooooooooooooooooo radical!!!!? Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Oh man you got it right….. Following the Constitution is a “RADICAL” movement. How dare we call for a balanced budget. How radical is that. Peaceful demonstrations what!!! that is too radical… we cant have that….. Oh I know there is a well published video of one Tea Party member getting violent with an Anti Tea party protester. But on anti Tea Party sited it stops about 10 seconds into where he gets physical…. WHY??? because about 4 other Tea Party members stopped him and the local leaders took immediate action in chastising him, removed him from there roles, ect…
Un-like the left that is so compassionate …. I am sure Kenneth Gladney would totally agree with you……
RNH you are nothing but a propagandist
There are many Liberals who agree with the above basic distinctions you made. Myself included more or less. Those concepts are not what makes us different or even much in opposition. It’s the details, of course, of how you all interpret the above that makes us shake our heads in wonder. Such as your undying support to help the rich get richer, and more powerful. As if they need much help with that anyway. But we don’t need a laundry list of such things. We all know what we differ on. You guys are so self-rightous and love to cite examples of your superiority. You leave little to no room for introspection, critical thinking without over-riding bias, and any hesitation to avoid hypocrisy.
P.S.: Actually I’m nothing but a troll. Burn.
How is that a burn? You’ve just admitted to being a troll. That isn’t exactly a newsflash.
“The Tea Party is radical” “I did not make that up or decide that,” Many others have before me.” Uh, we can see that you did not “decide”, other than quotes/posts. You cannot, without help and your “Leader.” put an exact sentence together without your “Leaders” OK! Just who are the “Others?” The main stream media? Do they condone hanging, calling people “terrorists, “sons of bitches,” and not one word from ABC,CBS,NBC et al? You, “are the spokesperson for our present President, “Simple Simon Says?” You as well as other elected liberal/union officials make a mockery out of the average American such as I and others. Yes, you and your kind are “Trolls.” Hope you sleep at night. I know I do with one eye open waiting for that “troll” to appear. From what I see and hear, 2012 cannot come soon enough. “Good night Barrie, Good Night.” Finally, seriously think that you should rethink your “critical thinking.” What a waste.
Oh give the “leader” crap a rest. Why do you people go to such hackneyed and cliched havens when confronted with anyone who doesn’t think exactly like you do? (Why do you forget the crucial point that I have repeated over and over that I am a crtiic of the President, to say the least?!) It is threatening to you that’s why. Although, for a bit more honesty- I do feel threatened by the Right, because it is radical, and also because they don’t have the integrity to acknowledge that or many other things for that matter. Today’s Right is much different from the conservatives of not so long ago. Even some if not many conservatives feel today’s out-front Right is radical. Again, I don’t care really if a person wants to be “radical” in fact I respect individuality and uniqueness. I just don’t respect the hiding behind group-think for identity, dishonesty, and hypocrisy. And finally, it is yourselves who make a mockery of yourselves. People like me just cannot abide by some of it, and we are compelled to point it out, for the betterment of all. Progressives are in actuality first and foremost for the average person, always has been that way. For you to think otherwise is not a shock to me, just very sad. And lastly, a “troll” is not exactly what you apparenlty think. Again I was being honest, and you are mistaken about that. At least I make an attempt to communicate on a more deeper level, just as I have done with this post. (And Neil, it apparently was/is a newsflash to Joe. So once again you mock honesty for no good reason other than to demean).
You know I would appreciate it if you would respond to my question in the post I asked it on. And you have no clue what radical means if you are going to call conservatives radical. Radical is just contrdictory to the term conservative. If you would take the time to find out the meanings of the words you use it would save a lot of explaining. You really are an [Comment deleted by commentor because he knows the moderator would delete it.]
Regardless of an etiology of a word, reality trumps that. Today’s “tea party” conservatives are indeed radical. Anyone not brainwashed to defend it no matter what and/or honest could admit that. But I don’t care whether you agree with me on that. IN fact I would be SHOCKED if you did. It would demonstrate a level of honesty or integrity you have thus far avoided. And so sorry you had to be censored by your your own hero. I thought self control was another one of the hallmarks of conservatism. Just sayin’.
Oh and I guess you cannot read very well. I did answer your question. Not to your intensively narrow terms apparently, but answered.
Oh and also sorry Neil, but I was busy responding to Joe. Aren’t you the attention seeker?!
How is the Tea Party Radical….. What do they espouse that is “radical” in todays world? You rant logical and rational discussion? I am making an attemp to have that rather than attacking you as I have in the past.
Wow, the caps are attention getting…. Are you trying to be demeaning perhaps? just askin’. To answer your seemingly blind yet heart-felt question, I see things aabout the TP almost every day on the news. That is all I need to base my opinion on. MUCH coverage from many perspectives, thus a rational opinion. It’s kind’o’simple actually, as in not that difficult for an unbiased brain. And no, it isn’t biased news coverage. I listen/see exactly what they are saying/doing directly from (!!??) themselves. No mystery here, except for those with eyes and ears that cannot see/hear.
Hint: I am not calling you deaf and/or blind. It’s a metaphor…
That is not an answer. You see things in the news? Can you expand on that just a teensy bit? Perhaps you can cite one example of these “things” you claim to see every day? I’m really trying to understand how you can label the tea party as radical. Or is it that the news you watch is MSNBC where they constantly attack the tea party as being radical but never really explain why it is radical, or ever give any real examples of radical behavior? I think you are just repeating a mantra, and really have no clue why they call the tea party radical. You just say it is because that’s what they say it is. Think about it. Can you really give us one example of the tea party being radical? I don’t think you can because there are no examples of that being the case. You are just repeating propaganda and are in complete denial. If not give us one example of the “radical” tea party being radical. It’s a simple request. You claim to see “things” every day, so you should have at least seven examples from the past week alone! Drop ONE.
So again Robbie BOY,
What have you seen or heard on the news that the Tea Party has said or done that is radical. I don’t doubt you have seen or heard something. Please qualify your conclusion. One thing please just one event, Fact, statement, or anything that qualifies them as radical in your rational opinion. Something other than Rob N Hood says so.
If you feel demeaned, sorry…. I am a Jerk.. self taught and fully admitted. Hence my screen name.
Neil, SHHHH, he’s on the phone with the Master, RNH Lost his talking points due to lack of alleged “factual” statements that have yet to be written that you requested. I’ve noticed that it takes him two three days, or more with a response. Maybe his horse is sick? Darn pony express to Washington and back! Know the post office is light on funds. Talking points are a heavy burden especially when they must be decoded with his special ring!
That is not an answer, Neil, because you simply do not wish it to be. And Joe you are so humorous. You should take it on the road…. Wasn’t you who just got done complaining about me being impatient for a response from you, and you getting all indignant about it? Just askin’.
And Neil- I hate to break this to you, but I didn’t and don’t need anyone to tell me who ore what is radical. Even if NO ONE had ever said it about the TP, I would be. But I know I know, you wo’t believe that, because you don’t want to believe that. Newsflash- humans come with enough brain cells, usually, to make up their own minds about things. No “leaders” or “talking points” etc. required. But I do know that the Right utilizies such things very efficiently. Very well funded Think Tanks too, which most of the crap originates.
I sense that Mr. Hood is like Maxine Waters. He cannot address the question. Love to see this guy under oath!!!
As I said before RNH Just because you say it is so soes not make it so…. You have used “rational Logic” to form a conclusion. I would like to know what your evidance is that lead you to that “rational conclusion” … I have seen and heard stuff does not fly… What stuff have you seen and heard. or do you just want us to blindly follow you just like the AWG consensus of fools wants us to follow them…
Oh I’m so shocked and heart broken Joe/Jerk for not making your standards, whatever they may be…. Imagine my surprise when you are dissatisfied with the many various ways I attempt to respond here, productively, none of which rise to your approval! Does this make for actual communcation/discourse? Well, no, gosh, it doesn’t. Methinks that you do not wish it. Imagine my surprise at figuring this out.
Still no examples…. Your words are without meaning….. That response is weak and uninspiring…. You are hiding behind your scarcasum because you have no facts….. one word…. loser…. sorry your life is so devoid of any resemblance of intelegance…. I am now bord of you and your intelectual inputance…. Taking a week off to make some money the old fassion way…..
You are “bord” of my “intelectual inputance”….?! Well I hope your week off the old “fassion” way includes some learnin’ the english language. To be more specific so you can disniss this factoid as well: Standard and Poor (and whoever else) downgraded the USA’s rating mainly because of the radical antics of the Tea Party with regard to the debt ceiling BS. First time this has occurred in our history- thank you very much. If that ain’t radical I surely don’t know what is.
BTW- I take every “week off the old fassion way”, I guess. I work full-time and a second job besides. Kinda wish I had your tough life I guess. Just sayin’
Mr. Hood has a way of turning facts into his folly. By the way, the “Tea Party” had nothing to do wth S & P’s downgrade. If you really believe your asinine statement, as always, with no facts behind them, you are more of a novice than I assumed. You proved me right. You obviously never took economics and it shows. You simply use the blame game with no knowledge behind.
Uh, it wasn’t my statement it was S&P’s. True they don’t/didn’t say that term/name (TP) but they cited their individual and collective actions, opinions, and policy bias (trying to deny a debt ceiling increase) as THE main reason. I didn’t and don’t make this kind of thing up- or anything for that matter. I fear people who even when faced directly with fact still deny. And I’m not talking about AGW right now. I understand the many reasons why someone would question that. But there are other things that cannot be denied. And if you don’t believe me, research it. Thus your rant above is simply hot air. Who is the novice? Oh, me, that’s right- of course.
TP is good for only one thing.
Yes, TP is good for one thing, The Country. Pure and simple. You would be surprised by the number of citizens who relate to the “Tea Party” and I’m talking Dems, Repubs and Independents. The numbers are growing beyond your liberal knowing all brain can comprehend. Had lunch with three Dems today and they are all in accord. They are just like me. Balanced budget, less waste, no tax increase, drill for oil in the 50 states, clean coal, nuclear, et al. Times are a changin.’ Let’s now see what 2012 brings. According to my Dem friends, Obama will be a one term President not because he is black, simply because he is out of his element as well as Chu and others that are his expert staff advisors.