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Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project.

"Chase Power ... has opted to suspend efforts to further permit the facility and is seeking alternative investors as part of a plan of dissolution for the parent company," Chase CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. "The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA's concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA's carbon-permitting requirements and EPA's New Source Performance Standards for new power plants," he said.
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Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336061 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obama said up front in his first campaign that under his admin you could still build a coal plant, but you'd go bankrupt doing it.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/25/2013 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  They could build it in Texas and put a power line from there to Corpus.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/25/2013 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Mexico, not Texas, (gotta get some caffeine.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/25/2013 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  In either case, not a lot of Texas workers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/25/2013 15:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't think it's purely an Obama thing. Record low nat gas prices have put a dent in the economics of coal power plants.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/25/2013 19:14 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
DEVELOPING: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional, court
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/25/2013 12:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Its the Consumer Finance Protection hardjob which is big, as I understand this project could not receive any funds until a head was appointed. NLRB rulings will be interesting as well - the Boeing Plant decision falls within this time frame.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2013 13:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Three pub judges made the decision. It is pretty broad and far reaching. Look for appeals.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 01/25/2013 14:10 Comments || Top||

#3  The Lord Of The Flies will not be amused.
Posted by: tipper || 01/25/2013 15:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Lord Of The Flies

Aunt Myrtle used to claim BHO was the anti-Christ. I used to think it was funny.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/25/2013 16:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Aunt Myrtle is perceptive.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2013 18:57 Comments || Top||

#6  As per FREEREPUBLIC, the Bammer NLRB will "continue to act" despite the ruling.

And to the US Supreme Court we go ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/25/2013 19:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Don't worry. They'll ignore the Supreme court too.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/25/2013 20:53 Comments || Top||

'California did the impossible,' Brown says in State of the State
[LATIMES] In a strident and sweeping State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Governor Moonbeam Brown
... those who ignore history are bound to repeat it ...
declared Thursday morning that "Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, did the impossible," bouncing back from the precipice of fiscal collapse to emerge as an economic leader.

With references to the Bible, the history of the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, republic and Irish poet William Butler Yeats, Brown mapped out a vision for the state that includes big investment in its water and rail systems and schools free of regulations that he says inhibit flexibility and creativity.
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Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bammer inauguration speech, only lite.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/25/2013 0:06 Comments || Top||

#2  delusional!!!
California is as close to falling off the fiscal cliff as any state in the union. talk about an administration that has got no grip on reality ... it's our Dearly Beloved State Of California.
Posted by: Raider || 01/25/2013 0:09 Comments || Top||

#3  And yeah .. we haven't forgotten that he dumped Linda Ronstadt. DUMB ... DUMB ... DUMB. He could have at least had someone to sing him some lullabies at night. :-)
Posted by: Raider || 01/25/2013 0:13 Comments || Top||

#4  By 'the impossible', is he referring to Cali's ability to spin gold into straw or that they have cooked the books so thoroughly it looks like they are winning?
Posted by: SteveS || 01/25/2013 0:33 Comments || Top||

#5  So... saying everything is ok while the state collapses around you is doing the impossible?

Oooookay. Seems like every failed third world nation has done that too... but who am I to judge?
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/25/2013 1:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Phil Mickelson reports that he is "out of balls, but will gladly pay his fair share".
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2013 1:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Now comes the big payout. Whereupon they tell the rest of us that we have to stand good for California's mismanagment. (You got some money over there, doncha?)
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/25/2013 7:03 Comments || Top||

#8  See, even refugees from the North Korean Ministry of Propaganda can get a job in the governor's press office. Must be tough though not being able to use Juche(c) and Sea of Fire(c) in official communications.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/25/2013 8:44 Comments || Top||

#9  and yet they are still pursuing that High Speed Rail browndoggle which will initially go from nowhere to nowhere. It will lose billions every year, but make up for it in volume
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2013 10:39 Comments || Top||

#10  did the impossible," bouncing back from the precipice of fiscal collapse to emerge as an economic leader. Channeling Baghdad Bob? Must be the MerryJuana.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2013 11:47 Comments || Top||

#11  re #3: raider, do a Google image search for Linda Ronstadt 2012. She's not as cute as she was back in the day.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/25/2013 12:24 Comments || Top||

#12  Me, I blame the Jesuits.
Posted by: Muggsy Mussolini1226 || 01/25/2013 13:28 Comments || Top||

#13  I could be wrong but I believe Brown left all of the pension issues out of the claims. So the budget is a lie.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/25/2013 14:34 Comments || Top||

#14  California also owes money to school and municipal funds it's raided over the years.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/25/2013 15:11 Comments || Top||

#15  Also owes billions as a result of lawsuits
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/25/2013 16:30 Comments || Top||

#16  "re #3: raider, do a Google image search for Linda Ronstadt 2012. She's not as cute as she was back in the day."

Could be true. But he missed out on a LOT of good nights between then and now. HAHAHA!!!
Posted by: Raider || 01/25/2013 17:03 Comments || Top||

#17  California is planning the impossible. Whether it will manage to do the impossible will be clear only at year-end 2013.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/25/2013 19:11 Comments || Top||

#18  and yet they are still pursuing that High Speed Rail browndoggle which will initially go from nowhere to nowhere.

It's a full employment act for environmental lawyers. I doubt they'll ever lay enough rail to run the first train.
Posted by: AzCat || 01/25/2013 20:24 Comments || Top||

#19  and yet they are still pursuing that High Speed Rail browndoggle which will initially go from nowhere to nowhere

I'm guessing the CA and the Feds will use it to transfer $40B into CA's economy, and only some token infrastructure will be put in to cover a few union jobs. The rest will evaporate to who knows where, then the whole thing will be canceled and any debt overlooked.
Posted by: gorb || 01/25/2013 22:08 Comments || Top||

#20  it's a sinkhole of $. It will NEVER operate in the black as the Prop authorizing it required. In my dreams I'd like all the blatantly lying pols, unions, engineering firms(!) and contracting firms that bankroll the lie to be smacked into their bankruptcy
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2013 22:14 Comments || Top||

Shockingly Not Shocking: Obama Didn't Write Inaugural Speech Libs Have Been Drooling Over...
"It was one of the hardest speeches I've written," Favreau said.
Of course. It's been the better part of a century since presidents wrote their own speeches. That's what clever wordsmiths like Peggy Noonan are for. Although if that was one of the hardest speeches Mr. Favreau has written, perhaps he'd better go in for additional training.
Forgive him, he might be right: given the stifling, pedantic mush Champ has been pushing these last few years, it just might have been the hardest speech Mr. Favreau has ever written. How many different ways can you cut up your opponents and offer free stuff to your supporters?
If Peggy Noonan is a clever wordsmith, then Alejandro the MS-13 tagger is a poet laureate.
She must be a clever wordsmith, because she most certainly isn't a clever thinker, poor dear. Fortunately, she'll never notice there's a difference.
She must be a clever wordsmith, she gets invited to all the right parties...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/25/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nor surprising.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/25/2013 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  That speech was so aweful, obviously el gigantor didn't write it, this jellyfish did, and it was perfect he says.

Except everyone noticed that it was the exact same as '09 with the sentences flipped about and words italicized. In English class they would have called it plagerizing.

Noonan is the Stanley Cup of drunken liberal thinkers; the Stephen King of op-wine.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2013 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Obama and Beyonce. Did they both lip-sync? Milli Vanilli duo?

Do any Presidents write their own speeches these days?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2013 11:44 Comments || Top||

#4  This may be the wrong place to discuss my Peggy Noonan crush. So I will move on.

Posted by: Shipman || 01/25/2013 17:32 Comments || Top||

#5  So I will move on.

Dear Shipman, it's just like the fact that I don't like the taste of beer means there's more for everyone else at the table. Enjoy!
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2013 20:05 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Emanuel To Banks: Stop Supporting Gun Makers
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/25/2013 18:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  since he's not CoS anymore, and the head of a corrupt and bankrupt municipality, while the gun Co.s are money-making Ops, it will be interesting to see how tinkerbell does
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2013 20:05 Comments || Top||

#2  “Collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to the entire gun industry that investors will no longer financially support companies that support gun violence,” Emanuel wrote.

And then more investors will step in to, "financially support companies that support gun violence make them money". That's why they're called "investors", dipshit...
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/25/2013 21:37 Comments || Top||

Daily Kos: Does the Green Party Hate Black Women?
Posted by: tipper || 01/25/2013 09:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Does the author hate Native Americans, because clearly there was no reference to New World Monkeys (Colombus white European murderers eleventy/d5454d

That would have been a solid D back in junior high current event reports.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2013 10:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I read and re-read the article and the headline conclusion does not follow from the story--a non sequitur. No where were women mentioned in the story as far as I could tell. I guess it is implied and for the reader to discern these esoteric nuances. But it is Daily Kos reporting(?) isn't it?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2013 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I hate to credit the Kos with anything, but there is a very wide thread of truth found herein. Just my 2 cents worth.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2013 11:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Agree John, the title is quite strange.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2013 11:10 Comments || Top||

Does the Green Party hate black women?
Do they like anyone who won't be in their Ecologist Caste?
Posted by: Korora || 01/25/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Does it matter? You need a microscope to see their electorate.
Posted by: Muggsy Mussolini1226 || 01/25/2013 13:18 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought they hate all humans?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2013 14:30 Comments || Top||

#8  What g(r)omgoru said. Sure the Green Party hates black women. And white men. And Asian children. The philosophy calls for a *vast* reduction in the human population, and their membership are 99% white, urban progressives. You figure it out.
Posted by: Secret Master || 01/25/2013 16:44 Comments || Top||

#9  The philosophy calls for a *vast* reduction in the human population. That's the philosophy of the Livid Party. Sir David Attenborough recently went on record that the human race is a 'plague' on the earth. He's 86 years old. He is not following the advice of Japan’s finance minister: Old people should “hurry up and die”
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/25/2013 17:50 Comments || Top||

#10  There's tens of thousands of centenarians in Japans...of course, they died many decades ago but the family really, but really enjoy spending their old age pension...so nobody tell their government.
't's all fiat money, anyway, innit?
Posted by: Thrineger Thurong3165 || 01/25/2013 22:06 Comments || Top||

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  AQAP #2 killed for the THIRD time in Yemen
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  US drone strike near Sanaa kills 7 hard boyz
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  Nuristan Airstrike Kills 14 Insurgents
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