Filed under: Beanstockd | Tags: Barack Obama, Barack Obama's Grandparents, Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney's Hot Wife, Super Tuesday
After, of course, you’ve enjoyed some of our hilarity.
A while back we wrote about a new type of coal burning power plant that was able to sequester carbon and bury it safely underground. Construction was about to break ground in Illinois, but it’s not happening anymore.
“Too expensive.” Classic, Dubya! His Department of Energy put the kibosh on the project because new estimates put the price tag at $1.8 billion—up from $1.3 billion. Please, that’s not even a day in Iraq.
Baby steps. That’s kind of how we view this project—symbolic in so many ways. Think about the first time you tried to make brownies. They probably weren’t as good as Padma’s, but they were okay and somewhat effective nonetheless. The second time around? You were a pro. Just some food for thought (the power plant you wastoids) before you hit the polls.
Filed under: Beanstockd | Tags: Barack Obama, Cape Wind Project, Caroline Kennedy, Edward Kennedy
While other candidates have been reduced to name-dropping (Reagan!), Barack Obama picked up endorsements from the first family of Democratic politics. Last week, JFK’s daughter Caroline endorsed Barack in The Times. A day later, Ted Kennedy hitched his wagon to the Obama campaign.
That’s great for Barack, but the political name game should be a two-way street. Last we checked Uncle Ted was still a Senator. After paying plenty of homage to renewable energy during his career, he’s been a major road block of the Cape Wind Project. He basically said “not in my backyard” to 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound claiming they’d hurt tourism and property value. Nice. They’d be five miles out and provide three quarters of the Cape and Islands’ electricity needs.
This type of bulls**t goes on daily in Washington. During his entire campaign, Obama has spoken about getting rid of special interests. Here, Teddy’s interests are quite special: the view from his compound in Hyannis. Your move, Barack.
Update: The Caroline Kennedy piece finally dropped off the most emailed list. Shamu is safe. The Cape Wind Project cleared a big hurdle—without the support of Senator Kennedy. Better get on board, Uncle Ted!
Filed under: Clinton, erosion, hillary, obama | Tags: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, muckraking, race, soil erosion
The presidential candidate race is starting to get…dirty.
This week Hillary Clinton made a controversial comment about Martin Luther King which was taken by some as dismissive and offensive. Clinton claims that Obama is misrepresenting her words. John Edwards has picked his side on the issue, openly criticizing Clinton about the incident.
Let the dirt fly! But in moderation of course. A muckracking campaign is never truly legit. In the same way that muckracking threatens to destroy a perfectly good campaign, in the literal sense it threatens to destroy the planet. (Ok, so we’re reaching, shoot me). Soil erosion and land degredation account for nearly 30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Even more, these “silent global crises” can undermine food production and water availability.Sucks… almost as much as a racial slip-up by the white candidate in the first minority presidential free-for-all.. ouch.
Filed under: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky | Tags: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky
We lost some of our cynicism when Barack won the Iowa caucus, but we got a piece of it back when we witnessed Hillary’s alligator tears propel her to victory in New Hampshire.
Anyhow, we still weren’t feeling completely ourselves. So, since we’re always crashing on their couch and eating their food, we decided to ask our smarter, more responsible sisters over at Greenstockd about Hillary’s eco-stance.
Turns out, Hillary pays lip service to the green movement, but it’s not really her bag. That’s okay, though. She knows it’s a problem and has a plan. It emphasizes investment in the green economy, reduced reliance on foreign energy and a cap-and-trade system for corporate emissions. That means companies are allowed to crap out X amount of pollution and if they hit their max, they get to buy another company’s unused allowance.
That’s kind of like when we play power hour with the Greenstockrs. They quit after about 30 minutes, because they “don’t want to get too drunk before going out.” We end up drinking the rest of their beer, make twice as many trips to the pisser, and pass out early.
Speaking of ample rears and regaining our cynicsm. Monica Lewinsky, the woman who paid Hil’s hubby “lip service” in the Oval Office, came out of hiding this week. Okay, we’re back.