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Chris Christie rips into another teachers union mouthpiece

My man-crush on the Round Mound of Smackdown grows bigger than his waistline!

Here’s the latest clip, embedded below.  It’s 9:30 long, so if that’s too long for you (what, you got ADHD or something?), watch the first 1:55 and the last couple of minutes for the juiciest parts.

September 9, 2010 Posted by | Chris Christie, New Jersey, public education, unions | 3 Comments

Quote of the day, “Castro states the obvious” edition

Alternate headline: “MSM, college professors, Obama Cabinet members hardest hit!”  From Jeffrey Goldberg:

But during the generally lighthearted conversation (we had just spent three hours talking about Iran and the Middle East), I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.

“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore,” he said.

Che Guevara was unavailable for comment.

“Anymore” implies it ever worked in the first place.  It didn’t.  It can’t.

Exit question: So does Castro want a mulligan on that whole revolution thingy?

September 9, 2010 Posted by | Castro, quote of the day | Leave a comment

Environuts claim another victim: last GE light bulb plant in America shuts down

The left has been telling us that moving to “green jobs” will benefit the economy.  They were correct.  It will be a boost to the economy…of ChinaDetails:

The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison’s innovations in the 1870s.

The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.

“Now what’re we going to do?” said Toby Savolainen, 49, who like many others worked for decades at the factory, making bulbs now deemed wasteful.

During the recession, political and business leaders have held out the promise that American advances, particularly in green technology, might stem the decades-long decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs. But as the lighting industry shows, even when the government pushes companies toward environmental innovations and Americans come up with them, the manufacture of the next generation technology can still end up overseas.

What made the plant here vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014. The law will force millions of American households to switch to more efficient bulbs.

The resulting savings in energy and greenhouse-gas emissions are expected to be immense. But the move also had unintended consequences.

Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.

All to address a problem that doesn’t freakin’ exist!  200 jobs sacrificed on the altar of the Church of Mother Gaia.  As for how “immense” the savings will allegedly be, The Optimistic Conservative does great analyzing.  Teaser: he uses the expression “fart in a thunderstorm” to describe just how “immense” the energy savings will be.  On that expression alone, you should read his post!  😆

September 9, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, environuts | 5 Comments