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VW Rigged Cars To Defeat Smog Tests. Just Like Obama Rigged The Iran Nuclear Deal To Circumvent Any Actual Inspections.

September 23, 2015

The VW CEO called the emissions test-dodge scandal “a moral and political disaster.”  Which for the record precisely describes the entire Obama presidency.  You want jury-rigged results based on dishonesty and lies?  Obama is your man Volkswagon is your brand.

I’m laughing at all the outrage directed by the left toward Volkswagon.  I mean, they LIED to us, liberals whine.  When Obama tells us a minimum of 37 times that if you want your doctor you can keep your doctor and if you want your insurance plan you can keep your insurance plan, and then does PRECIESLY THE OPPOSITE, liberals love it.  Just as liberals loved all the other damn lies Obama told to sell his disgusting pile of roach feces otherwise known as ObamaCare.  When Obama tells us a minimum of 22 times that he can’t create his own laws by executive order regarding illegal immigration and then does exactly what he told us over and over again he’d be an emperor, an anti-democratic fascist, a tyrant to do, well, liberals love it.

Liberals LOVE to be lied to.  The only thing they truly despise is the TRUTH.

Liberals “love” the environment, or so they tell us.  So they impose ethanol on our gasoline supply.  Which first of all literally burns food that poor people (another false “love” of the left) could have eaten, but just consider how horrifyingly inefficient an energy source ethanol is: to the tune that ethanol requires six units of energy to produce an “energy source” that yields just one unit of energy.  I know, they’re all over the board on the energy value of ethanol.  But at best, we are 1) eating food for fuel and 2) we are spending billions to develop an incredibly inefficient massively-politically-subsidized energy source.  Which STILL requires massive amounts of petroleum to produce!  And liberals don’t give one flying DAMN that their “biofuels” are causing starvation in Africa and raising food prices for poor people everywhere else.  I mean, Bill Clinton personally and for all time proved that Democrats and liberals don’t give one DAMN about “black lives” if those black lives are in Africa; just consider the GENOCIDE that Bill Clinton and the leftist United Nations studiously ignored while refusing to even use the word in Rwanda.

And that is a “love” for the poor that just keeps tree-hugging the poor to death: Obama is now PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for the WORST MASS REGUGEE CRISIS SINCE WORLD WAR II.  Because he blathered and did NOTHING while decent men of honor would have FOUGHT. Obama SURRENDERED to Russia, and to its puppet states of Iran and of Syria.  Just as he pathetically, cowardly, treasonously surrendered to Islamic State after all those bogus statements that we were going to degrade and defeat them. While ordering all of his bureaucrats to doctor the reports that reported the truth that Islamic State was kicking weak, puny, scrawny Obama ass.  And yes, this goes to Benghazi, where Obama and Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton refused to call an obvious TERRORIST ATTACK what it very clearly was because Obama was out campaigning that he had “decimated” al Qaeda.  Even as terrorist ARMIES were rising up that were EXTERMINATING poor Arabs by the hundreds of thousands.  Even while Obama was retreating like a coward on his “red line warning” to the Syrian regime that has brutalized and murdered now over 400,000 people while Obama did NOTHING.

You ever notice that?  How conservatives are held responsible for all the consequences of wars, but liberals are NEVER to be held accountable for the consequences of what happens when they REFUSE to fight evil?

But these are all of course irrelevant, trivial details to liberals.  We care about the damn, stupid, miserable poor.  End of story.  Now shut up and let us go back to loving them.  Liberals love the poor to death.  They prove it on a regular basis.

Liberals care so much about those poor damn birds whom we see looped in tragic oil spill disasters.  Look at those poor, beautiful birds!  But when it actually comes to mass bird deaths, liberals are to birds what Hitler was to Jews.  Consider both “alternative energy’ sources” that liberals “love” so much: wind and solar.  Birds burst into flames around solar plants; its like solar energy is the Death Star to poor birds.  And then there are all the hundreds of thousands of poor birds slowly starving to death after running into a wind farm propeller.  Liberals force Californians to use MTBE in our gasoline whether we want to or not.  It doesn’t matter that MTBE is to ground water what liberals are to birds what Hitler was to Jews.  But yes, the fact is that the ingredient liberals force us to put into our gasoline poisons ground water and causes cancer.

Just remember that liberals have good intentions.  And don’t worry that the road to hell is lined with their good intentions.

It’s like those stupid Subaru principles, where we learn that their cars are NOT designed by valid engineering principles; oh, no; they’re powered by LOVE.

So, anyway, we’ve got massively self-unaware liberals telling us with smarmy smiles how much they love the planet.  But they piss and crap on it every bit as much as the people they scream at for not caring.  Probably twice as much, given how full of toxic fecal matter they are.

So we consider the sheer, rabid rage of liberals that VW would cheat on the smog tests.  I mean, how DARE they?  Is nothing sacred?

Not if you’re a damn liberal.  They’ve made it IMPOSSIBLE for anything to be sacred in a world they have stripped the divine from.  If Darwinism is true, the survival of the fittest which Darwinism describes is true, which means social Darwinism is the highest, purest form of morality there ever has been or ever will be.

The giant moral problem with liberals is the fact that they are abject moral hypocrites.  They are the most self-unaware people who have ever lived in the entire history of the human race.  So we have a people who on the one hand kick God out of their universe and on the other hand deny the obvious social Darwinism that is entailed by kicking God out of the universe.   Apart from God, there IS no meaning, no value and no purpose to human existence beyond the horrifyingly relative.  And whenever meaning, value and purpose are allowed to become relative, to put it into Bill Clinton terms, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”  You can weasel your way out of anything.

Let me just describe a few of the ways that Obama intentionally defeated or circumvented any legitimate Iran Nuclear Deal in a manner that made the way VW defeated or circumvented the smog tests look amateur.

First of all, Obama labeled his “deal” a “nonbinding agreement” rather than a treaty.  That in and of itself was the greatest single DEFEATOR there could have been to any legitimate treaty agreement.  Black’s Law Dictionary defines a treaty as “an agreement between two or more independent states,” meaning two or more nations, and Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution states: “He [the President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur …”  There is absolutely no question from any rational, sentient, moral being that the Iran Nuclear Deal was a TREATY, whether you consider the clear and obvious meaning of the word “treaty” or whether you consider what the deal was ostensibly intended to accomplish.  So on the one hand, Obama with the incredible dishonesty that only Barack Obama is demon-possessed enough to be capable of labels his “deal” as a “nonbinding agreement” in order to not call it a “treaty” and then pivots to falsely claim that it is actually somehow “binding” after all.  This nuclear “deal” was nothing more than a hypocrite named Barack Obama being a hypocrite.

Had this been a “treaty,” we would have had to have a 2/3rds supporting vote in the Senate to authorize it.  Which was never going to happen given how appallingly BAD this TREATY truly is.  But instead, Obama politically maneuvered and turned what should have been a 2/3rds threshold into a mere ONE-third threshold as the same Democrats who joined in a

There is no question that this WILL be binding on future presidents.  Because think about it merely in political terms: say a future president breaks the deal.  Who are Democrats going to blame for Iran ever having a nuclear weapon?  That’s the insane gimmick: if we do nothing to stop Obama’s “deal,” just allow it to go forward exactly as Obama wrote it, then Iran becomes nuclear and you watch how Obama and Democrats weasel their way out of that with the relativistic baits and switches I described above.  But if any future Republican president in any way alters it or sets it aside, well, then that president becomes entirely politically responsible for Iran becoming a nuclear weaponized state.

This WAS a treaty, and what Obama did was a crime of treason against the Constitution of the United States of America.  It is specifically treason under Article II, Seciton 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution when Barack Obama played a weasel game of rhetoric and relativism to win what he “fundamentally transformed” from a national security issue to the most cynical form of partisan political maneuvering.

The Democrat Party displayed the most contemptuous and most cynical contempt for national security in the history of the United States, first unanimously joining Republicans to force a vote by Congress on the Iran nuclear deal and publicly agreeing that this deal had to face congressional approval, then cynically doing absolutely everything they could do to prevent any actual vote from ever taking place.  Democrats in the Senate filibustered to prevent ANY vote from happening.

Then Obama punted this out of the jurisdiction of the United States Congress by going first before the United Nations.  Where Obama committed another egregious act of pure treason against the security of the United States of America.  Incredibly, we in 2006 under the leadership of George Bush were able to get sanctions through the United Nations Security Council.  Russia and China actually came on board with us.  And having done so, they could not renege because any vote to lift these sanctions required ALL five permanent members of the Security Council’s approval.

When Obama went to the United Nations and utterly bypassed the United States Congress and our Constitution, he unilaterally allowed the sanctions to be waved so that now they can NEVER be put back into place.  Obama claims that if Iran violates the “deal,” the sanction will somehow “snap” back; that is a lie: they will NEVER snap back unless and until Iran’s powerful ally on the UN Security Council – that’s Russia, along with China – wants those sanctions.  Which they don’t.

Now Obama and his White House are arguing, if you don’t support my deal, there is nothing else.  The rest of the world won’t follow us in any sanctions we pass.  But that is ONLY because of what Obama treasonously did to undermine the sanctions that WOULD have remained in place had he not allowed them to be removed.

Russia is MASSIVELY destabilizing the Islamic world.  As Mitt Romney pointed out when he accurately and rightly said that Russia was America’s greatest geopolitical foe and Obama infamously mocked him by saying, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”   Like the smarmy, arrogant, pathetic, stupid PUNK that he is.  But thanks to Obama and thanks to Hillary Clinton who idiotically “reset relations” using her incompetent State Department to mistranslate “reset” to “overcharged,” WE HAVE THE DAMN COLD WAR BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.  Just like we have World War II mass refugee migration crises.

This president has so wildly failed the human race it is unreal.  And evil is ascendant and it is frankly unstoppable now because we elected a wicked fool to be our leader.

And so as we speak, Russia is filling the void that Obama cowardly left behind.  And it is a void that every single American president since Harry Truman and since 1947 would have literally fought World War III to prevent Russia from filling.  Obama all but invited Russia in.  They have brought troops and aircraft into Syria. They are building bases in Syria. They are propping up their ally the dictator Assad whom Obama failed to remove from power despite his weak, insipid promises to the contrary, And they will NEVER leave.

The Holy Bible declared 2,600 years ago that in the last days, Russia would lead Iran and a host of nations that today are ALL Islamic states to total war against Israel.  That is the signature event that will set up the world for the coming Tribulation, in which all of the worst events in human history COMBINED won’t even begin to touch by comparison.  Every single Democrat will one day scream in hell for their role in helping Barack Obama fulfill that prophecy.  Just as they will one day scream in hell for their future part in worshiping the coming Antichrist, the coming big-government emperor made possible by Obama’s cynical godless maneuverings, and taking his mark on their right hands or on their foreheads.  But I digress.

I’m sorry to bring up the Bible.  Maybe it’s because a book written 2,600 years ago prophesied that during the last days, Russia would attack Israel.  And now here Russia is in one of the nations – Syria – the Bible ALSO said would attack Israel, on Israel’s very border.  All the alliances are lined up.  Russia is on the very DOORSTEP.  We can’t get any closer to the Gog-Magog War without the actual WAR.  Which only pure FOOLS don’t know is coming soon given Russia’s incredibly emboldened and provocative stance due to their total lack of fear of Obama.

It’s sad: Democrats won’t realize what this Chump-in-Chief Obama did to them until the day they find themselves burning in hell.  Until that moment they will be absolutely and appallingly oblivious to God and to reality.

How else did Obama defeat any legitimate Iran nuclear deal?  Consider the secret agreements that all of America’s enemies know but the American people and Congress can’t see.  We find in these secret side agreements – that one day everyone who voted Democrat will burn in hell for – that all Iranian military sites will be off limits to inspections; that Iran will be able to conduct their OWN inspections at the most suspicious sites, that Iran will have a minimum of 24 days to conceal any evidence should they actually decide to allow any foreign inspectors, that none of the foreign inspectors can come from America or Canada or any country that would actually honestly inspect their facilities.  The only countries that could send theoretical “inspectors” to Iran are countries that were already buddy-buddy with them.

A country that has REPEATEDLY lied and been CAUGHT lying about its nuclear program will be trusted to not do what it has been intent upon doing for 20 years.

I mean, stop and think about it for a moment: at least VW was tested, even though they cheated.  If Obama had arranged a “deal” for them, he would have simply asked VW, “Are you in compliance?”  And of course VW would have said, “Yes.”  Just like Iran will when we ask them.

So from now on, now that VW has been caught cheating the same way Iran has, let’s just agree to simply ASK them if they’re cheating.  And take their assurances as gospel-truth.

If this isn’t already more than enough, this insane “deal” of Obama’s frees up BILLIONS – as in one-hundred and fifty billion – of dollars for Iran to use to fund terrorism.  Now, when the disease-bearing Obama horse has left the Obama barn, the Obama Administration actually is ADMITTING that Iran will almost certainly use the money Obama just gave them to fund terrorism and to pay terrorist salaries.  Every single Democrat will one day scream in hell for that.  This insane “deal” of Obama’s lifts all sanctions BY NAME against Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Qods Force (the elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps charged with export of revolution and terrorism and the proven murderers and maimers of thousands of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan thanks to their Iranian mines.

The parallel would be for Obama to give the CEO of Volkswagon a giant government subsidy and then issue him a full, permanent pardon for all of his crimes in rigging the environmental tests.  What Obama did after giving a terrorist murderer an end to all sanctions against him – you know, AFTER repeatedly telling Americans that he wasn’t going to consider the US prisoners criminally held in Iran because they had nothing to do with the nuclear issue – is beyond madness.  Maybe the Ayatollah told Obama, “Qassem Soleimani will pull the nuclear trigger when we get our nukes, so he IS part of the nuclear issue, after all.”  That’s literally the ONLY thing that makes any sense.

Because of Barack Obama, because of Democrats, Qassem Soleimani, in violation of the U.N. travel ban on him, but who really gives a damn about any “sanctions” any more given this demonic “deal” – traveled to Russia.  And Qassem Soleimani and his pal Vladimir Putin talked.  And they agreed.  The treason of Barack Obama and his Democrat Party was an invitation to set the forces of hell in goose-step march to Armageddon.

And now as a result of Obama’s demonic cowardice, Russia is full-fledged in our faces in the Middle East.

Give me Volkswagon’s cheating, defeating and circumventing any day of the week.

At least VW will not have guaranteed World War III, a holocaust of staggering proportions with hundreds of millions of people dead or dying, and the full wrath of God on planet earth, the way Obama and his DEMOnic bureaCRATS have now accomplished.

 

 

 

 

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Barack Obama – Who Actually TOLD US He Would Make Electricity Prices ‘Necessarily Skyrocket’ – Has Completely Broken Our Electrical Grid

April 30, 2014

I’ve been seeing articles about how “vulnerable” our electrical power grid has become to various potential crises.  And we’re finally starting to get to the root CAUSE of the REAL crisis.  In short, it is the “Crisis’-in-Chief” who also goes by the name Barack Hussein Obama.

Note how this article begins by blathering on about “the polar vortex.”  And then see how – by the time the average reader has probably switched his/her brain off – you see the paragraph that says:

The electrical system’s duress was a direct result of the polar vortex, the cold air mass that settled over the nation. But it exposed a more fundamental problem. There is a growing fragility in the U.S. electricity system, experts warn, the result of the shutdown of coal-fired plants, reductions in nuclear power, a shift to more expensive renewable energy and natural gas pipeline constraints. The result is likely to be future price shocks. And they may not be temporary.

So allow me to simply restate the main point: the problem that has caused your electricity bill to soar to never-before-seen heights – and STAY THERE FOREVER – is your stupid decision to elect and then re-elect Barack Obama and a frankly Demonic bureauCrat party (which is what “Democrat” actually stands for).  It was Obama’s dictate – cheered on by worshipful DemoCrats, to bankrupt the coal plants that provided HALF America’s electricity and force them to shut down, to kill nuclear power, to shift to these extravagant and financially ruinous “green” energies so that the rich liberals who bought and invested in these boondoggles could gorge on the pig trough of public money.

I want you to understand before you read the LA Times’ spin: I TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN.  I told you it would happen before you elected Obama and said, “I hope they find out about this … before they make the biggest mistake of their lives.”

I pointed out and preserved for the historic record what Obama said:

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

“What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

[…]

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

[…]

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

That’s what Obama said.  That’s what Obama did.

Obama declared that electricity rates would “necessarily skyrocket” under his plan.

Obama said:

When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I’m capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas…you name it…whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations.

That will cost money…they will pass that money on to the consumers.

Congratulations for voting for his damn plan.

For the record, as this article from a couple of years ago proves, this has been going on.  Obama is and has been at war with American energy and while Obama is powerless, helpless and weak before Putin he is a tyrant when it comes to dictating his domestic agenda.  His war has succeeded.

I pointed out that the United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal.  We have billions of tons of the stuff.  And Obama made it not only useless to America’s national security and economic prosperity but actually a HANDICAP to them.

And now you get to pay for Obama’s ruinous policies.

I’m stating as a FACT that the LA Times is a biased piece of dishonest propaganda.  As an example, when they talk about “the last decade” and begin their dating with “2006” they don’t bother to tell you that that was the year that Democrats – having lied to the American people – took over both the House and the Senate.  Back then, EVERYTHING was George Bush’s fault because he was the president and he was a Republican and NOTHING could be the fault of Nancy Pelosi’s liberal lordship over the House and Harry Reid’s liberal tyranny in the Senate.  And of course now EVERYTHING is the Republican House’s fault and NOTHING is the president’s fault or the still-there Harry Reid’s fault.  The first thing Pelosi and Reid and the Democrats began doing was imposing energy insanity on America – as I documented.  But given that the LA Times is staffed with propagandist liars who spin the news rather than report it, I want you to note that even THESE Goebbels are admitting reality now:

U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
Experts warn of a growing fragility as coal-fired plants are shut down, nuclear power is reduced and consumers switch to renewable energy.
By Ralph Vartabedian
April 25, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.

A fifth of all power-generating capacity in a grid serving 60 million people went suddenly offline, as coal piles froze, sensitive electrical equipment went haywire and utility operators had trouble finding enough to keep power plants running. The wholesale price of electricity skyrocketed to nearly $2 per kilowatt hour, more than 40 times the normal rate. The price hikes cascaded quickly down to consumers. Robert Thompson, who lives in the suburbs of Allentown, Pa., got a $1,250 bill for January.

“I thought, how am I going to pay this?” he recalled. “This was going to put us in the poorhouse.”

The bill was reduced to about $750 after Thompson complained, but Susan Martucci, a part-time administrative assistant in Allentown, got no relief on her $654 charge. “It was ridiculous,” she said.

The electrical system’s duress was a direct result of the polar vortex, the cold air mass that settled over the nation. But it exposed a more fundamental problem. There is a growing fragility in the U.S. electricity system, experts warn, the result of the shutdown of coal-fired plants, reductions in nuclear power, a shift to more expensive renewable energy and natural gas pipeline constraints. The result is likely to be future price shocks. And they may not be temporary.

One recent study predicts the cost of electricity in California alone could jump 47% over the next 16 years, in part because of the state’s shift toward more expensive renewable energy.

“We are now in an era of rising electricity prices,” said Philip Moeller, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, who said the steady reduction in generating capacity across the nation means that prices are headed up. “If you take enough supply out of the system, the price is going to increase.”

In fact, the price of electricity has already been rising over the last decade, jumping by double digits in many states, even after accounting for inflation. In California, residential electricity prices shot up 30% between 2006 and 2012, adjusted for inflation, according to Energy Department figures. Experts in the state’s energy markets project the price could jump an additional 47% over the next 15 years.

The problems confronting the electricity system are the result of a wide range of forces: new federal regulations on toxic emissions, rules on greenhouse gases, state mandates for renewable power, technical problems at nuclear power plants and unpredictable price trends for natural gas. Even cheap hydro power is declining in some areas, particularly California, owing to the long-lasting drought.

“Everywhere you turn, there are proposals and regulations to make prices go higher,” said Daniel Kish, senior vice president at the Institute for Energy Research. “The trend line is up, up, up. We are going into uncharted territory.”

New emissions rules on mercury, acid gases and other toxics by the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to result in significant losses of the nation’s coal-generated power, historically the largest and cheapest source of electricity. Already, two dozen coal generating units across the country are scheduled for decommissioning. When the regulations go into effect next year, 60 gigawatts of capacity — equivalent to the output of 60 nuclear reactors — will be taken out of the system, according to Energy Department estimates.

Moeller, the federal energy commissioner, warns that these rapid changes are eroding the system’s ability to handle unexpected upsets, such as the polar vortex, and could result in brownouts or even blackouts in some regions as early as next year. He doesn’t argue against the changes, but believes they are being phased in too quickly.

The federal government appears to have underestimated the impact as well. An Environmental Protection Agency analysis in 2011 had asserted that new regulations would cause few coal plant retirements. The forecast on coal plants turned out wrong almost immediately, as utilities decided it wasn’t economical to upgrade their plants and scheduled them for decommissioning.

The lost coal-generating capacity is being replaced largely with cleaner natural gas, but the result is that electricity prices are linked to a fuel that has been far more volatile in price than coal. The price of natural gas now stands at about $4.50 per million BTUs, more expensive than coal. Plans to export massive amounts of liquefied natural gas, the rapid construction of gas-fired power plants and the growing trend to convert the U.S. heavy truck fleet to natural gas could exert even more upward pressure on prices. Malcolm Johnson, a former Shell Oil gas executive who now teaches the Oxford Princeton Program, a private energy training company, said prices could move toward European price levels of $10.

“When those natural gas prices start going up again, we will feel it in the way of higher electricity prices,” warns James Sweeney, a Stanford University energy expert.

The loss of coal is being exacerbated by problems at the nation’s nuclear plants. Five reactors have been taken out of operation in the last few years, mainly due to technical problems. Additional shutdowns are under consideration.

At the same time, 30 states have mandates for renewable energy that will require the use of more expensive wind and solar energy. Since those sources depend on the weather, they require backup generation — a hidden factor that can add significantly to the overall cost to consumers.

Nowhere are the forces more in play than in California, which has the nation’s most aggressive mandate for renewable power. Major utilities must obtain 33% of their power from renewable sources by 2020, not counting low-cost hydropower from giant dams in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

In some cases, the renewable power costs as much as twice the price of electricity from new gas-fired power plants. Newer facilities are more competitive and improved technology should hold down future electricity prices, said former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, now a San Francisco attorney.

But San Francisco-based Energy + Environmental Economics, a respected consultant, has projected that the cost of California’s electricity is likely to increase 47% over the next 16 years, adjusted for inflation, in part because of the renewable power mandate and heavy investments in transmission lines.

The mandate is just one market force. California has all but phased out coal-generated electricity. The state lost the output of San Onofre’s two nuclear reactors and is facing the shutdown of 19 gas-fired power plants along the coast because of new state-imposed ocean water rules by 2020.

“Our rates are increasing because of all of these changes that are occurring and will continue to occur as far out as we can see,” said Phil Leiber, chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. “Renewable power has merit, but unfortunately it is more costly and is one of the drivers of our rates.”

“While renewables are coming down in cost, they are still more expensive,” said Russell Garwacki, manager of pricing design and research at Southern California Edison. The company is imposing a 10% price hike this year to catch up with increased costs in the past.

Officials at the California Public Utilities Commission, responsible for setting utility rates, dispute predictions of large-scale electricity price hikes in the near future. Edward Randolph, head of the PUC’s energy division, said price increases were not likely to exceed the rate of inflation, though the commission has refused to spell out the data on which it bases its projections. In any case, while California already has some of the highest hourly rates for electricity in the nation, the average consumer in the state pays bills that are below the national average because overall electricity use is so low.

The push to wean California off fossil fuels for electricity could cause a consumer backlash as the price for doing so becomes increasingly apparent, warns Alex Leupp, an executive with the Northern California Power Agency, a nonprofit that generates low-cost power for 15 agencies across the state. The nonprofit was formed decades ago during a rebellion against the PUC and the high prices that resulted from its regulations.

“If power gets too expensive, there will be a revolt,” Leupp said. “If the state pushes too fast on renewables before the technology is viable, it could set back the environmental goals we all believe in at the end of the day.”

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-power-prices-20140426,0,6329274.story#ixzz30Cs9hCJQ

Will there be a revolt?  Probably not.  We live in times that are even MORE dishonest than Hitler’s and Stalin’s because our leaders are advantaged with the latest skills in mass media manipulation and our media outlets are more propagandistic than Joseph Goebbels or TASS ever was.  Democrats – liars to the cores of their beings – will simply find their equivalent of “Jews” (Republicans, energy companies, insurance companies, rich people, etc.) to slander.  Bad people invariably believe lies – and we have become a bad people.

Obama declared war on coal, and with the aid of the stupid American people who frankly deserve to freeze in the dark, coal was forced to surrender.

We won’t get these assets back for YEARS if we can get them back at all, ye stupid dumbasses.  Even if you vote Republican, the investors who would bring cheap, efficient coal back on line now know that we’re only one election away from a fascist who will bankrupt them.  They won’t DARE invest in coal again: because the moral idiot American people elected and then re-elected a fascist and they know that it can happen again (and may in 2016 in the pantsuited form of Hillary Clinton).

So you CAN count on the fact that Barack Hussein Obama has permanently caused American energy prices to “necessarily skyrocket.”  Amazingly, he did so in a country that has more coal than any other nation on the face of the earth.

In terms of energy and in terms of so many other things, Obama made the richest nation in the history of the world IMPOVERISHED.

And not only that, but the integrity of our grid is now in open question: having abolished coal, with NOTHING to take its place in terms of either price OR supply, we don’t have enough power to provide so we’re going to have more crashes and more devastating crashes in our electrical grid.

And who is going to suffer the most from this moral idiocy?  The rich?  They’ll buy themselves generators.  And even steep increases will hardly dent the percentage of income they dedicate to their heating and cooling bills.

You stupid liberals.  Here is another example of how you afflicted the poor who will now – thanks to the Democrat Party – have to pay unprecedented percentages of their meager household incomes on their energy because you made their rates soar.

And the only other thing you can count upon in God damn America as Democrats wage economic warfare on the poorest among us is that those very poor are ignorant enough and depraved enough to keep believing the lies of the Democrats who are most oppressing them.