With apologies to Bobby Bare and his:
Thank you Governor Martinez. You are the real deal for all New Mexicans:
And such a sparkling clean improvement over Bill Richardson.
- Governor Susana Martinez Announces State School Grades
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- Susana Martinez’s speech (powerlineblog.com)
- Governor Susana Martinez Announces State School Grades (gadabout-blogalot.com)
- Mujer Mondays: Susana Martinez (moderndaymalinche.com)
- State of New Mexico to be showcased during RNC Wednesday night (KOB.com)
- NM governor’s big night just ahead (elpasotimes.typepad.com)
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President Obama’s energy policies have kept investment and jobs out of America; Romney’s energy plan can bring money and jobs back. Analysts are picking apart Romney’s 21-page energy plan that was introduced in Hobbs, New Mexico, on Thursday. Is energy independence by 2020 possible, or is it, as the Financial Times posited, “an act of hubris?” More important than whether or not his energy play is realistic is the international implications of his “independence” assertion and how he plans to get there.
As the news coverage reminds us, “Every US president since Richard Nixon has set an objective of reducing the country’s reliance on foreign oil, and most of them have failed.”
President Obama’s approach has been to “end the age of oil.” To that end, he has poured billions of dollars into green energy projects–many of which were risky investments that have now failed or are headed for failure. His approach has done nothing to reduce our reliance on foreign oil–though we are importing less due to the bad economy and high prices, and the new oil boom presently centered on North Dakota. To companies looking to invest in any kind of extractive endeavor, his policies have screamed “You can’t!”
Romney’s plan is to open up US resources off the east coast and in Alaska; make it easier to obtain permits for oil and gas production, and other energy projects; transfer control of development from the federal government to state authorities; approve the Keystone XL pipeline; and ensure that environmental regulations do not prevent the use of coal. The Romney plan, shouts “You can!”
How will Romney’s plan invite global investment back to America, while Obama’s approach chased it away? The Gulf of Mexico saga offers a simple example.
Drilling rigs cost millions of dollars a day to operate. Following the Deepwater Horizon accident, the Obama administration put a moratorium on activity in the Gulf. Rigs sat idle; people were laid off; and companies lost billions. Ultimately, many of the rigs left our shores for countries that welcomed them–taking the potential jobs and revenues with them, and adding to the economic damage in the region.
Like the rig owners need to have their assets working, all companies need to have growth. If they cannot work in the US, they are virtually forced to do business in other countries. Those countries often have governments that do not respect the rule of law, making doing business there more risky than similar activities in the US. But, at least they can do business there. In America, they can’t. Additionally, the cheaper labor and lower taxes made the risk/reward ratio attractive.
However, recent history tells us that the reward may no longer be worth the risk.
A few days ago, ConocoPhilips announced that it is retreating from its position in Russia by disposing of its 30 percent stake in the NaryanMarNefteGaz joint venture to its partner Lukoil, the Russian oil group, and is now focusing mainly on developed countries and on North America in particular. Last month, a Russian decision against BP “demonstrates the perils faced by foreign investors in Russia.” The Financial Times reports: “the ruling has sent a chill through Moscow’s foreign investment community” and shows “the uncertainties faced by western companies that go into business with powerful local partners.”
Also last month, Shell shed its prolific onshore Nigerian oil assets for $850 million, less than the estimated $1 billion value. Shell is now refocusing its Nigerian efforts offshore, “where rigs are better insulated from oil theft, militancy, and the legal constraints of operating in an area that is vulnerable both environmentally and economically.” Shell’s appetite for Nigerian exploration has been waning for months. In February, Ian Craig, Shell’s director for sub-Saharan Africa, said: “The greatest challenge, however, is the massive organised oil theft business and the criminality and corruption which it fosters. This drives away talent … increases costs, reduces revenues both for investors and the government and results in major environmental impacts.”
In April, the Argentinian government under, President Cristina Kirchner “nationalized” Spain’s flagship oil company, Repsol’s YPF unit and caused Repsol’s stock to plummet. The relationship between Repsol’s YPF and Kirchner’s corrupt government has been troubled for at least four years, and the fate is now in the hands of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in New York.
In South Africa a different verse of the same song is playing out, as apartheid-era type violence plagues mining operations. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Investors already have been worried this year by a debate about nationalization of South African mines.” WSJ reports: “Mining accounts for about 9% of South Africa’s gross domestic product. But despite the country’s rich resources, South Africa has failed to ride the global commodity boom due to lack of investment in infrastructure.” Addressing the violence at a platinum mine, owned by London-based Lonmin (one of the world’s largest primary producers of platinum group metals), that claimed 44 lives, Mathews Phosa, the treasurer general of the ruling African National Congress, said: “The incident at Lonmin has had a very negative and a very devastating impact internationally. It has created a lot of uncertainties for investors. We need to assure investors that this will never happen again.”
These are just a few examples of the risks multi-national companies are taking–nationalization, theft, corruption–by doing business in countries with unstable governments. The increased risk results in lower rewards. Yes, the extractive industries do have to go where the resource is located, but all things being equal, they’d rather, as ConocoPhillips has acknowledged, do business with “developed countries”–if they can.
Romney’s energy plan is the equivalent of rolling out the red carpet and inviting the global investment community to America, where, despite Representative Maxine Waters’ suggestion, we do not “nationalize” private industry–and we do have the resource.
A soon-to-be-released report from Noble Royalties Inc. and Netherland, Sewell and Associates Inc., based entirely on data from US federal government sources, reviews the potential of oil and gas development on Federal Lands in Alaska, the lower 48 onshore, and the Gulf of Mexico and offers insight into how the Romney energy plans could totally change the dynamics of America’s economy.
The report states that leasing on federal lands is at a 30-year low–50 percent of what it was under the Clinton administration. The report points out that allowing drilling in Alaska, just enough to fill the pipeline back up to historic levels, would generate $318.1 billion in gross revenue–which would result in $39.3 billion in new royalty revenues to the federal government. Combining the Alaskan numbers with oil and gas extraction from the lower 48 onshore and the Gulf of Mexico, bringing leasing on federal lands back to historic levels would generate $785.4 billion in new revenue for the federal coffers. Note: this figure does not include potential development from the east and west coasts or leasing beyond historic levels. The report finds that new activity on Federal lands will create $5.02 trillion in taxable revenue and significantly increase jobs (think North Dakota with the lowest unemployment in the country).
Not only will increased development on federal lands create new wealth and new revenue streams, but not adding to the current low-level of leasing will cause a loss of $40 billion over the next five years, due to declining reserves in Alaska.
The numbers from this new report are conservative. Remember they are based on known historic results (91 percent of undiscovered resources on onshore federal lands are either inaccessible or restricted), and do not include potential development. Additionally, the report only addresses oil and gas development on federal lands. It doesn’t include development on private land–which will also create new revenue streams for the federal government, development on either coast, and it doesn’t address other resources, such as coal, uranium, copper, tungsten, or rare earth elements that are all in demand in a global market and are found in abundance in the US.
If a President Romney uses the benefit of the bully pulpit to tout the new access to American resources, even half as much as President Obama has done to push green energy, companies could come flocking back to do business under the stable, rule-of-law, American government. Good paying jobs would be created, local economies would be stimulated, and new wealth would be developed–all without a penny of government investment.
This, not “independence by 2020” is the true benefit of the Romney energy plan–though as the WSJ states, “the ‘independence’ trope polls well.” Instead of “You can’t!” the Romney energy plan says: “You can!” It opens up a third option to solve America’s economic stagnation. There are more options than just raising taxes or cutting spending, the Romney energy plan has the potential to bring investment back to the US and introduces “wealth creation” that is like finding a pot of gold buried in the American backyard.
The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy
- Romney to declare goal of North American energy independence by 2020 – @Reuters
- Romney to seek energy partnership with Canada
- Romney Calls for Investments in Energy Innovation Not Companies Contributing to Obama Campaign
- Marita K. Noon: The End Of Spectator Citizenship … (gadabout-blogalot.com)
- Marita Noon Reveals: EPA Throws Water On Fracktivists (gadabout-blogalot.com)
- Romney to declare goal of North American energy independence by 2020 – @Reuters (reuters.com)
CoA Uncovers Still-Active ACORN Entities, ACORN Allies, and Rebranded ACORN Organizations
List of Still-Active ACORN Entities, ACORN Allies, and Rebranded ACORN Organizations
- 1825 Atlantic MHANY, Inc.
- 4415 San Jacinto Street Corporation
- 5301 McDougall Corporation
- 730 Rockaway MHANY, Inc.
- A Community Voice (ACV)
- ACORN Community Land Association of Pennsylvania
- ACORN Community Land Association, Inc.
- ACORN Global Enterprises, L3C
- ACORN Loan Program
- Action NC
- Action Now
- Action Now Institute
- Action United
- Action United Education Fund
- Action United Political Action Committee
- Advancement Project
- Advancement Project California
- Advocates and Actions
- Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Inc.
- Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA)
- Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania
- Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
- Alliance for Justice (AFJ)
- Alliance for Justice Action Campaign
- Alliance Institute
- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Institute
- American Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.
- Applied Research Center
- Arizona Center for Empowerment
- Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
- Arkansas Community Institute
- Arkansas Community Organizations (ACO)
- ASI Community Center
- Association for Rights of Citizens, Inc.
- Association for Union Democracy
- Austin Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- Baltimore Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- Baton Rouge Association of School Employees
- Broad Street Corporation
- Catalist LLC
- Center for Labor Education and Research, Inc.
- Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI)
- Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- Chief Organizer Fund, Inc.
- Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Inc.
- Citizens Consulting Inc.
- Citizens Services, Inc.
- Communities United
- Communities United New Jersey
- Communities United Training and Education Fund
- Communities Voting Together
- Community Asset Development Redefining Education
- Community Empowerment Education Fund
- Community Labor Administrative Services, Inc.
- Community Organizations International
- Community Voices Together
- Connecticut Working Families Party
- Dallas Monthly Meeting of Friends, Inc.
- Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Inc.
- Delawareans for Social and Economic Justice (DSEJ)
- Elysian Fields Corporation
- Elysian Fields Partnership
- Fifteenth Street Corporation
- Flagstaff Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
- Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment (FIRE)
- Florida Watch Action, Inc.
- Floridians for All PAC
- Forefront Organizing
- Good Jobs = Great Houston
- Good Jobs Now, Inc
- Good Jobs, Better Baltimore
- Greenwell Springs Corporation
- Hammurabi Fund, Inc.
- Health Care for America Now
- Home Defenders League
- Housing Here and Now
- Houston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- Impact Restoration Community Development
- Institute for Neighborhood Action
- Jobs With Justice
- Jobs With Justice Education Fund
- KABF Radio
- Labor Education and Research Project
- Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center
- Leadership Center for the Common Good
- Leadership Center for the Common Good Action Fund
- Living United for Change in Arizona
- Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
- McLellan Multi-Family Corporation
- MHANY 1 Associates, L.P.
- MHANY 1 Inc.
- MHANY 1999 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 1999 II Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2 Associates, L.P.
- MHANY 2, Inc.
- MHANY 2002 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2003 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2005 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2007 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2011 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2012 Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 2012 II Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY 3 Associates, L.P.
- MHANY 3, Inc.
- MHANY 4 Associates, L.P.
- MHANY 4, Inc.
- MHANY Bristol Housing Development Fund Corporation
- MHANY Bristol, Inc.
- MHANY Holdings 2012 LLC
- MHANY Management Inc.
- Middle South Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.
- Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MNOC)
- Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition
- Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
- Montana People’s Action
- Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
- National Housing Resource Center
- New England United for Justice (NEU4J)
- New Jersey Working Families Alliance
- New Majority Education Fund
- New Mexico Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA)
- New York City Parent Organizing Consortium
- New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
- New York Communities Organizing Consultants, Inc.
- New York Communities Organizing Fund (NYCOF)
- New York Organizing and Support Center
- North Carolina Social Justice Project
- Nwannedinamba of Columbus, Ohio
- OLE Parents Association
- Organization United for Reform Washington (OUR Washington)
- Organize Now
- Organizing for Action California
- Organizing in the Land of Enchantment (OLE)
- Our City, Our Schools
- Our D.C.
- Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change (PCOC)
- Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc.
- Pennsylvania Neighborhoods for Social Justice (PNSJ)
- People’s Equipment Resource Corporation
- Phoenix Estates Housing Development Fund Corporation
- Phoenix Hunts Point Corporation
- Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
- Progressive Future Education Fund
- Progressive Maryland Education Fund
- Progressive Maryland, Inc.
- Project Vote
- Public Services for the Public Good
- Radio New Mexico
- San Francisco Labor Council
- Sankofa Community Development Corporation
- SEIU 1199
- SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas
- SEIU Local 21 LA
- Services Employees International Union
- Sixth Avenue Corporation
- Southern Training Center
- St. Louis Organizing and Support Center
- St. Louis Tax Reform Group
- Start Corporation
- Texas Organizing Project (TOP)
- Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (TOP ED)
- Texas United City-County Employees Inc.
- The Black Institute
- United Family Corporation, LLC
- United Labor Foundation of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
- Voter Alliance to Improve Democracy
- Wal Mart Alliance for Reform Now, Inc.
- Working Families Association, Inc.
- Working Families Party
- World Owerri People’s Congress Inc., Columbus/Franklin County Ohio Chapter
Click here for sources and explanations of each organization’s connections with ACORN and each other.
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- ACORN Political Money Laundering in Texas
- ACORN Housing Finally in Foreclosure
- Re-Branded ACORN Group Accused of Tax Law Abuse
- Danette Clark: ACORN partners receive funding under ‘Deferred Action’, could lead to illegals voting in 2012 election
- Rebranding ACORN …..
- Where O Where Has ACORN Gone? Have the Nuts Multiplied?
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OBAMA’S ‘REPUBLICAN’ WOMAN A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT
One of Barack Obama’s recent ads for his re-election campaign purports to feature Republican women who have turned away from the GOP to support Obama/Biden. But, as it turns out, one of the women in the ad is not so “Republican.”
Maria Ciano has been a registered Democrat for the last six years — several years longer than Obama has been president — according to her voting records.
This makes her a Democrat since before Obama ever ran for president. This also means that Barack Obama had no role in her decision to become a Democrat (and neither did Romney). Her appearance in this Obama ad is specious at best.
“People like me and my family have realized that the Republican Party once was in line with our views, but are no longer,” Ciano says in the ad.
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Not very “Republican” at all, is she?
As Hinderaker says, “There are liars; there are compulsive liars; and then there is the Obama campaign.”
This is exactly right. There is no way at all the Obama’s team didn’t know that Maria Ciano was an out-and-out Democrat and has been for years.
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- Caught out there: ‘Republican’ Obama supporter is actually a registered Democrat
- 40 Reasons Not To Re-Elect Obama
- Obama Years Have Been Brutal For Middle
- Typical: “Republican” Woman in Obama Campaign Ad is Actually a Registered Democrat (conservativeread.com)
- Disgusting!… Obama Dishonest Ad Claims to Show “Republican Women For Obama”… But At Least One Is Registered Dem (thegatewaypundit.com)
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Concert in the Park
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HARVEST FESTIVAL AT WILD LIFE WEST
Big weekend of fun at Wildlife West. Check out their flyers to get the details. Also in Wednesday’s Independent and Thursdays’ Telegraph.
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Wanting to be known by the people he hangs with … Barack Hangs With A Supporter Of Dope Dealing:
From The Weekly Standard:
This evening in New York City, President Obama will be fundraising with “NBA heroes,” according to his spokesman. Those “heroes” include Michael Jordan (who is also a failed baseball player), Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and, perhaps most interestingly, Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony helped make the pro-drugs YouTube video called “Stop Snitchin.”
“Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is featured in an underground DVD that is circulating in his hometown of Baltimore, Md,” the Denver Channel reported.
The DVD is called “Stop Snitching” and shows alleged drug dealers talking about what happens to people who cooperate with the police, and Anthony is standing next to one of them.
He is also seen on the DVD talking about his Olympic bronze medal and saying that he threw it in a lake. The man he stands next to later goes on to tell how he would take care of snitches by “putting a hole in their head.” However, Anthony does not appear to be taking part in that portion of the discussion.
You can see the original information and part of the explicit video by following the link below:
- Obama Lies About Romney And Jobs
- Obama Says He’s 5th or 6th Most Interesting Person at NBA Fundraiser, Including “Stop Snitchin'” DVD Star
- Obama Claims Romney Camp Is ‘Playing Dirty’
- Obama slammed for fundraising with ‘pro-drug, anti-police’ NBA player who stars in controversial ‘Stop Snitching’ DVD
- “Stop Snitchin” features Carmelo Anthony, Obama invitee to “NBA Heroes” Fundraiser