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Opening Arguments

Green, green

Juxtaposition of the day. Make of it what you will.

Presidential clout:

Thursday’s squeaker of a Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline serves both as a warning to President Barack Obama that a majority of both houses of Congress supports the pipeline and as encouragement to Republicans to keep pushing the issue.

Obama had personally lobbied Senate Democrats with phone calls urging them to oppose an amendment to the highway bill that would fast-track the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline. And as it turned out, he needed every bit of their help.

Cheap trick:

The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the "l Prize," for any manufacturer that could create a "green" bt affordable light bulb.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.

Now the winning bulb is on the market.

The price is $50.




Tim Zank
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:07am

That juxtaposition is three things: typical, hilarious and sad.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 3:33pm

The first incandescent light bulb no doubt cost millions of dollars, adjusted for inflation. They didn't get affordable until they were mass-produced. What's with the light bulbs? I thought you Republicans were obsessed with sex.

tim zank
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 4:45pm

Littlejohn,  I'm worried about you, you seem to have no real moments of clarity anymore. I honestly think if this guy (The Anointed One, HeHimself) were to simply stand there and light $100 bills on fire one after the other at a press conference, you'd say it was a great idea because it's using less coal (or some other nonsense). Seriously, you used to be able to make some reasonable arguments up to  and shortly after the election, but since President Present got the check book out,  you've pretty much gone the Jim Jones Disciple route. You may be too far gone, I fear!    

Christopher Swing
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 5:26pm

Littlejohn did, as a matter of fact, raise a valid point. All you did, Tim Zank, was make yourself look dumb trying so hard to insult him.

Is there a reason you can't type the name "Obama?" Is it a basic lack of respect for someone who, at the very least, is another human being? Or do you really just fear using his name?

For all your talk of Obama supporters worshipping Obama, you do go out of your way to treat him like some mad god that will destroy you should you catch his attention.