Common sense has prevailed in Washington for once. The Senate has torpedoed Barack Obama’s plan to launch his Great Green Fleet, a foolhardy project even for an administration that specializes in the harebrained:
The Navy’s ambitious renewable-energy plans aren’t sunk quite yet. But they took a major hit Thursday, when the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to all but ban the military from buying alternative fuels.
[...] “Adopting a ‘green agenda’ for national defense of course is a terrible misplacement of priorities,” [Sen. John] McCain told National Journal Daily on Tuesday, calling it “a clear indication that the president doesn’t understand national security.”
Despite this setback, Obama and his other “watermelons” (green on the outside, Red on the inside) are busily subverting our armed forces by way of Agenda 21, i.e. “sustainable development” …
Military forced compliance with UN Agenda 21 has been in planning and development for 18 months. “The guidance applies to all installation master planning and represents the first rewrite of DoD’s policy in a quarter century.” (Sean Reilly, Army Times)
[...] Trying to shape the military in lock step with United Nations Agenda 21 of “greening” and saving the planet from the destructive activities of humans, the federal government spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change” since 2008. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) criticized the current administration for its “drastic cuts in personnel, brigade combat teams, tactical fighters, and airlift aircraft in the last four years, along with the cancellation or postponement of specialized ship and aircraft construction.” (Caroline May, Daily Caller, May 17, 2012)
“Which would you rather have? Would you rather spend $4 billion on Air Force Base solar panels, or would you rather have 28 new F-22s or 30 F-25s or modernized C-130s? Would you rather have $64.8 billion spent on pointless global warming efforts, or would you rather have more funds put towards modernizing our fleet of ships, aircraft and ground vehicles to improve the safety of our troops and help defend our nation against the legitimate threats that we face?” (Sen. James Inhofe as quoted by Caroline May)
Barack Obama’s idea of national security is to confront our increasingly blood-thirsty enemies with a ‘progressive’ army filled with homosexuals and women, nourished on tofu and bean sprouts, and supported by a solar-powered air force and a navy whose ancient ships are fueled by distilled pond scum (manufactured, preferably, by one of Obama’s political cronies). This is what’s going to strike terror into the black hearts of America’s foes? The only observers an Obama-style military strikes fear into are the taxpayers it’s supposed to be defending.
Al Sharpton, the abrasive host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation and self-styled leader of Black America — at least that part of Black America susceptible to demagogic ‘progressivism’ — has been mentioned in federal court in connection with a money laundering operation:
Al Sharpton’s record in public life is dubious, to say the least. Yet being an irresponsible public figure and being a criminal are quite different things, and one does not necessarily imply the other. As such, recent news that Sharpton is suspected of potentially being involved in a money laundering ring requires us to seriously examine the evidence for the charge. And in this case, Sharpton’s guilt is decidedly ambiguous.
[...] While it appears unlikely that further allegations against Sharpton will be made at the legal level, there is still a problem inherent in this story for the MSNBC Anchor. That is, the fact that such charges are believable in the first place, and that he, of all people, is raising suspicion. Many of Sharpton’s defenders will likely blame that suspicion on racism…
…including, more than likely, Al himself. After all, it’s the last refuge of the modern scoundrel, and unfounded accusations of racism are the left-wing charlatan’s stock in trade. But this isn’t the first time that the bombastic ‘reverend’ has been accused of laundering drug money:
A 2002 telecast of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel showed a 1983 FBI surveillance video in which Sharpton was taped discussing a money-laundering scheme with mobster-turned-informant Michael Franzese, onetime captain for the Colombo crime family. On the tape, Sharpton appeared to offer to broker a meeting between Don King and a South American drug lord. No indictments were filed.
”I knew Sharpton and was aware that he was associated with people in the Genovese family, in particular with family soldier Danny Pagano,” Franzese said.