That lonely one-way street called party loyalty. (And its sidewalks are packed with WHORES.)

We conservatives are ALWAYS lectured about party loyalty.  big spender*We need to suck it up and support Pat McCrory, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr.* 

This year, the GOPe nationally and statewide are demanding a party loyalty pledge from Donald Trump.

Yet, let’s look at 2012’s election returns.  It’s pretty clear that an awful lot of RINOs voted for Pat McCrory but abandoned conservative down-ticket candidates like Dan Forest and John Tedesco.  Since 2012, look at all of the Democrats who have prospered and advanced thanks to the RINO administration in Raleigh.  

One of the more egregious, obscene pieces of disrespect for the North Carolina Grand Ol’ Party and its platform is going down THIS YEAR. Yes, I am talking about this solar subsidy scam.  The NCGOP platform pretty clearly spells out the party’s opposition to alternative energy mandates and government efforts to promote or subsidize them.  Yet, we have a gaggle of elected Republicans falling all over themselves to promote that very alternative agenda.  RINO123

The NCGOPe raised quite a fuss when conservatives objected to an attempt to hire a solar lobbyist as the party’s chief fundraiser.  It’s actually a heated battle in the legislature right now — within the GOP majority — about whether to continue solar subsidies.  NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT THE NCGOP PARTY PLATFORM CLEARLY SAYS THE PARTY OPPOSES THAT MOVE. 

There is a conference coming up in Raleigh on October 6. It’s about celebrating solar subsidies, and we spy a few RINOs in the featured speaker list:

From: “Sapp, Kaitlin” <kaitlin.sapp@fleishman.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 13:52:32 +0000
Subject: RSVP REQUESTED: 7th Annual Making Energy Work Conference

I hope you are well! As you may have heard, NCSEA’s 7th Annual Making Energy Work conference, uniting leaders from across the state to discuss “powering forward” North Carolina’s globally competitive energy future, is approaching Oct. 6-7 in Raleigh, N.C.

Key market players like Google, Honeywell, Duke Energy, and the NC Utilities Commission, as well as local policymakers, are represented among the executive speakers who will tackle hard-hitting topics in panels, and will be available for interview.

I wanted to personally invite you to attend the event and speak with key industry leaders, as well as hear the perspectives of others. Are you available? A detailed invitation is below.
[…]solar

Best,
Kaitlin
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***YOU’RE INVITED***

Please Join NCSEA and Clean Energy Leaders at 7th Annual Making Energy Work Conference

Public and private sector leaders from across NC converge to discuss “powering forward” State’s energy economy: policy implications, emerging technologies, evolving utility business model and more
WHAT: In North Carolina, clean and renewable energy technologies have evolved from an alternative industry to a driving force behind the State’s long-term energy future. In fact, just this month, North Carolina became the fourth State in the nation to reach one Gigawatt of installed solar power. So where do we go from here – and what does this rapidly advancing energy economy look like for both the customer and the utility? The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) invites you to attend its 7th annual Making Energy Work: Power Forward <http://www.energync.org/?page=MEW> conference, which serves to tackle these considerations, while empowering attendees with the market intelligence and policy insights needed to power our future forward.

[…]

NCSEA will also reveal a sneak peak of the results of its 2015 NC Clean Energy Census, which provides job growth and a market sector breakdown on the North Carolina’s growing clean energy ecosystem. Visit http://www.energync.org/?page=Agenda <http://www.energync.org/?page=Agenda> for an up-to-date agenda.

WHO: Speak with nearly 500 North Carolina clean energy professionals, elected officials, universities, business and consumers, including speakers such as:
· Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director, NCSEA
· Michael Terrell, Google
· Jack Connell, Honeywell
· Mike Ozburn, NC Connect
· Rep. John Szoka
· Sen. Jeff Tarte
· Rep. John Bradford
[…]

Yes, that’s right.  We have Cumberland County’s John Szoka.  We have Mecklenburg’s Jeff Tarte. (Remember him?  The guy scared s**t-less of Nicole Revelshaggys?)  And last, but not least, John Bradford — who was elected to fill Mr. Susan Tillis’s House seat.    (John is Dan Forest’s buddy.  Dan even endorsed him and campaigned for him.)

So, the next time you are moaning about your outrageously high utility bills, be sure to thank THESE GUYS.  They are getting PAID by fat-cat lobbyists and PACs.  And the rest of us get to eat a nice ****  sandwich when our Duke Power bills show up in the mail. (YUM.)

15 thoughts on “That lonely one-way street called party loyalty. (And its sidewalks are packed with WHORES.)

  1. You forgot to include the following House Reps who also violated the GOP platform by supporting drivers licenses for illegal aliens by voting “AYE” on HB328

    Rep.Brian Brown
    Rep.Harry Warren
    Rep.Jeff Collins
    Rep.Jonathan Jordan
    Rep.Nelson Dollar
    Rep.Larry Yarborough
    Rep.Paul “Skip” Stam
    Rep.Bob Steinburg
    Rep.Susan Martin
    Rep.Jay Adams

    GOP Platform
    http://www.ncgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Platform-2014.pdf

    Article V
    State Government

    #7. We support the issuance of a driver’s license or state identification card only to those who are lawfully present.

  2. The Republican base needs to remind these phony Republicans who go off the reservation on issues like the renewable energy scam and coddling illegal aliens that party loyalty is actually a TWO WAY STREET and if they are not loyal to Republican principles like those found in the platform, then Republican voters and party officials have absolutely no obligation to be loyal to them. NONE.

    If they want to be rent boys to the special interests, then it is time for GOP voters to put them out to pasture.

  3. If you have increases in your Duke Power bills it is likely due to the ratepayer picking up the tab for the massive coal ashe spill and clean up they put upon us. As for promoting solar technology it is the best thing to do in this state as far as energy security is concerned. If you are concerned about government subsidies toward renewable energy you must be ignoring the huge government subsidies that have gone toward non-renewables for many decades.

    1. Coal is still the cheapest way to produce electricity and wind and solar by far the most expensive.

      Wind and solar are not ready for prime time. It would make some sense to pay for more research to see if they can be made efficient and cost effective, which they are not at present, but massively deploying a technology when it is at a very inefficient stage is just nuts, especially when taxpayers and electric ratepayers have to pay through the nose for that. The biggest hurdle to make wind and solar efficient is that they are intermittent, only producing electricity when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing (but not too hard) and otherwise require expensive backup power plants. There is presently no practical way to store electricity, and that is a huge hurdle for wind and solar to get across.

      Your screed about ”subsidies” for conventional power has been exploded on past threads on this site, so there is no need to beat that dead horse again.

      As to energy security, the United States has huge deposits of coal, uranium, and natural gas to make electricity. Oil is rarely used for that purpose these days. Wind and solar, on the other hand, require raw materials for which Red China provides virtually all of the world’s supply. Coal, gas, and nuclear are the energy sources that genuinely provide energy security, not wind or solar.

      1. Noboby on these pages has addressed the real costs that the public is burdened with in dealing with the waste products of non-renewables. These are toxic to us practically forever (coal ash and nuclear waste). That is an important factor that is ignored on these pages. Coal and nuclear materials are fininte resources. We should integrate wind and solar into our grid to extend the life of the fininte resources and diversify our options (for when things get tough). Wind and solar can ease the burden that coal and nuclear plants have to deal with. On those very hot sunny July days, why not have solar help cool our houses as opposed to burning a finite fuel trying to keep us cool?
        I know that there are downsides to every form of energy we use and that all of these have to be factored in. Since governement subsidizes non-renewables it would be consistent for governent to increase our energy security by providing some subsidies for renewables. The way the NC subsidies for solar energy is structured, it can also “empower” private individuals and companies to gain from their own energy production rather than forking all of our energy dollars over to the utilities.

        1. One fails to mention the toxic by-products of manufacturing “solar panels” and why Solyndra failed along with thirty other tax funded solar energy companies that got “stimulus grants!”

          1. That falls under; “I know that there are downsides to every form of energy we use and that all of these have to be factored in.” Consider it “mentioned”

          2. The types of energy production that kill millions of birds and bats every year are wind and solar. Anyone who supports these types of electricity production and calls themselves an environmentalist is a hypocrite. The bats, luckily escape the solar farms as bats come out mainly at night when the solar farms are not operating and they will not get baked like the birds, but the wind farms take their toll and make up for it. Bats may seem icky but they are important as mosquito eating machines.

            There was a video up on YouTube that I cannot find at the moment entitled ”Big Bird Learns it isn’t easy being Green” which shows a large bird flying around the spinning blades of a wind turbine when one of them whacks it and the bird plummets to the ground and thrashes around in agony until it dies. The annual body count of birds, including endangered species like eagles from the Altamont Pass, California wind farms, one of the earliest and largest is staggering. We do not need these giant bird cuisarts in North Carolina, nor do we need the bird baking solar farms.

        2. North Carolina subsidies for conventional power? Horsehockey! You have been called out on that before! And the website you linked to on alleged federal subsidies of conventional power production was also full of crap. FYI, the military budget is NOT a subsidy of any type of energy, and neither is the types of tax deductions that all businesses get.

  4. China enjoys a monopoly on the manufacturing solar panels as China does not really care about the environment! Therefore the proper and expensive disposal costs of the toxic byproducts are not important. What was the air quality during the Olympics China hosted?

    1. Massive pollution is associated with production of both wind turbines and solar panels, and there has been a lot more impact on real people from that pollution than from any type of toxic by;products of conventional energy. This article from a major British newspaper is a good example of the disastrous level of pollution from renewable energy:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html

  5. I agree that wind & solar can help, but they can come nowhere near meeting America’s energy needs. America has the largest fossil fuel reserves in the world (coal, oil & natural gas). All we have to do is harvest them.
    But I also agree that coal ash should not end up in the river, and there ARE safe places to store nuclear waste. Agreed, harvest responsibly, not recklessly.
    As GUWonder says, what is also not mentioned is the thousands of migratory birds (including the bald eagle) that are killed by these massive windmills. (Where, oh where is The Audubon Society on this)?
    Solar panels only work at maximum efficiency in certain areas of the country (as in the southwest, where there’s constant sun and little rain).
    The good news is North Carolina has approved fracking, with potentially large oil & gas reserves in the Triassic Rift Basin. The bad news is they ain’t none under my land in Guilford County!

      1. The rare earth metals used in green energy production are also finite materials, and almost all of them on the market come from Red China, which could cut them off at any time for economic or political reasons.

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