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Superbowl Blackout-it's the GOP's fault
Facebook ^ | 2/3/13 | Obed Norman

Posted on 02/03/2013 6:37:40 PM PST by Born Conservative

Lights out during the Super Bowl. President Obama fought for 4 years to have the power grid updated. The GOP resisted him for 4 years. This is America on GOP obstruction. Having the power reliability of a banana republic. When will you wake up and realize the GOP should never be allowed anywhere near the levers of power? When the lights give out during your open-heart surgery? This is serious and yes, it is political as it is about responsible governance.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: blackout; energy; outage; superbowl
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Really?
1 posted on 02/03/2013 6:37:45 PM PST by Born Conservative
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To: Born Conservative
If only the GOP were that competent....

/johnny

2 posted on 02/03/2013 6:42:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Born Conservative

maybe the wind stopped blowing from the north and changed to the south.

so much for wind generation


3 posted on 02/03/2013 6:44:32 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Born Conservative

It’s only a matter of minutes until Obama comes on the TV and makes it known that our national energy grid is in need of improvement due to the last 12 years of congressional (read that GOP) bickering.

Start your stop watches.....now.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 6:48:22 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Born Conservative

I hear there are scattered reports of cannibalism from inside the dome.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 6:50:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Born Conservative

Jindal’s fault.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 6:52:17 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Born Conservative

There are LIV (low intelligence voters) subscriber to Face Book who will actually believe this and why I’m not.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 6:52:31 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname ......Ex Chi" mechanic")
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To: Born Conservative
The (unfortunately) partial blackout happened just after Beyonce completed a writhing , grinding performance worthy of a pagan fertility goddess ritual. Instead of the GOP one might look to a higher power. Perhaps just a playful tweak from the Almighty warning us that He is not to be mocked and those on who He has bestowed his blessings may also receive His wrath for their insolence and concupiscence.
8 posted on 02/03/2013 6:53:18 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Born Conservative

$10 Says this looser doesn’t even know what Ohms law is.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 6:55:13 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Obama just left Chicago

and he’s bound for New Orleans.....


10 posted on 02/03/2013 6:56:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CrazyIvan

Or that the fact that the power outage was contained and didn’t cascade down the line proves the power grid does work.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 7:01:25 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: cripplecreek
He turns muddy water into Coca Cola

and he wears his mommy's jeans.

12 posted on 02/03/2013 7:03:36 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: LukeL

According to a Entergy tweet the problem was with superdome equipment.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 7:04:30 PM PST by matt04
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To: Born Conservative

Electrons scurrying to escape that execreble urban yodeling


14 posted on 02/03/2013 7:04:30 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Born Conservative

Oh good grief. It wasn’t a power grid failure. It was localized in just one quad of the stadium.


15 posted on 02/03/2013 7:08:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: cripplecreek
Just spewed soda reading that! lol!

16 posted on 02/03/2013 7:08:11 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah....

Workin from one end to the other and all points in between.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN69GC2amTg


17 posted on 02/03/2013 7:09:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Born Conservative

Start a rumor that it was The Resistance.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 7:10:01 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Born Conservative
Bush's fault, since he hated black people, so he made sure that there would be a Superbowl blackout in NOLA because of the hurricane!

Mark

19 posted on 02/03/2013 7:10:58 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 45semi
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20 posted on 02/03/2013 7:11:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PLMerite
John has a long mustache...
21 posted on 02/03/2013 7:13:51 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: cripplecreek
Workin from one end to the other and all points in between.

Whoa! now. This is a family site. Leave the man-love references out if you would. ;^)

22 posted on 02/03/2013 7:14:29 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Born Conservative

Of course. It’s especially George W. Bush’s fault.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 7:19:03 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Born Conservative

http://d22r54gnmuhwmk.cloudfront.net/photos/6/en/dg/CcenDGfXqPWNsKZ-172x172-cropped.jpg

obed norman
baltimore, MD

Obed Norman
Professor at Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland Area Education Management

1999 Awarded Career NSF Research award of $500,000.

1991 Elected an International Fellow of the Iowa Peace Institute
1980-1982 Fulbright International Scholar at Pennsylvania State University.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 7:20:46 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Born Conservative

“Lights Out”
by Peter Wolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztnn_hSGtg0


25 posted on 02/03/2013 7:20:56 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Born Conservative
Most places, like hospitals, have generators for “open heart surgery”.

and he is a “Professor”? Is that like being a “Reverend”?

26 posted on 02/03/2013 7:24:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Born Conservative

27 posted on 02/03/2013 7:26:32 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Born Conservative

To make this the greenest Super Bowl, the New Orleans Host Committee has partnered with fans and the community to offset energy use across the major Super Bowl venues. The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome features more than 26,000 LED lights on 96 full-color graphic display panels, designed to wash the building in a spectrum of animated colors, patterns and images. The system draws only 10 kilowatts of electricity — equivalent to the amount of energy used by a small home — and the lights are expected to last for many years before needing replacement.

Off the football field, New Orleans is embracing energy efficiency with help from the Energy Department. The city retrofitted four libraries using an integrative design approach — adding motion sensor lights, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and upgrades to the building envelopes. These improvements helped cut the libraries’ energy costs by 30 percent and serve as a standard for other city-owned buildings. New Orleans streets feature more than 1,200 energy-efficient light fixtures. In addition to saving the city money on energy costs — an estimated $70,000 annually — the new lights help the city reduce routine maintenance due to their longer lifespan.

Embracing energy efficiency and renewable energy is having a profound impact on attracting developers and private industry in the New Orleans’ re-building efforts. The push to re-invent this destination city contributes to making Sunday’s game the greenest in Super Bowl history.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 7:26:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Born Conservative

A Blackout in New Orleans is racist.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 7:34:27 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I thought the blackout was cover for Beyonce and company to get out of the stadium alive.


30 posted on 02/03/2013 7:40:52 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Born Conservative

Sounds more like Johnny was playing with he power cord again


31 posted on 02/03/2013 7:57:56 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: Born Conservative; All
Noting that commercial electric power hadn't been developed until long after the Constitution had been ratified, and noting that the states have never amended the Constitution to grant Congress the specific power to maintain electrical utilities after electrical power was developed and commercialized, the regulation, taxing and spending in the name of power utilities is a 10th Amendment protected state power issue imo.

Electrical utilities being a state power issue is important for the following reason. Note that Justice John Marshall had officially clarified in general that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

So Congress arguably owes taxpayers a refund on any federal taxes which Congress has ever used to subsidize intrastate power utilities because corrupt Congress has never had the constitutonal authority to tax and spend in the name of such things.

And while I've done some scratching to try to find out if some of the power that New Orleans uses comes from another state which would raise concerns about the Commerce Clause (1.8.3), I noticed that Louisiana seems to have an ample number of power plants, not that I'm an expert on the issue.

LA Power Plants

And although I won't give GOP any credit for trying to protect and defend the Constitution by allegedly blocking Obama's constitutionally indefensible power grid projects, because the GOP wrongy ignores state sovereignty as much as the Democrats do imo, that's essentially what the GOP has done.

Finally, as I posted in another FR thread, as evidenced by some Obama supporter blaming the Super Bowl power outage on the GOP, the main reason that voters support Obama, imo, is because Obama and the media, including Obama guard dog Fx News, are arguably doing everything that they can to keep voters from reconnecting with the Constitution, particularly the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.

32 posted on 02/03/2013 8:11:28 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: PLMerite
Start a rumor that it was The Resistance.

LOL! I love nerd humor (from one engineer to another).

33 posted on 02/03/2013 8:11:40 PM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Born Conservative

Ask the idiot why nancy Pelosi and Reid would have denied these ‘critical’ updates while they controlled super majorities for two years. Our party won’t get the facts out, but we can still educate the masses


34 posted on 02/03/2013 8:11:47 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

....best bent wire............


35 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:02 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Born Conservative

As someone who lived in and around the New Orleans area for 22 years...Bull crap. The city was a decaying mess then, and since Katrina it’s only gotten worse, and that’s AFTER millions of our tax dollars were spent to save it.


36 posted on 02/03/2013 8:17:17 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Some guy named Ohm is taking credit for it.


37 posted on 02/03/2013 8:19:56 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Some guy named Ohm is taking credit for it.

Achmed Ohm? I heard he is head of Al Qaeda in New Orleans. Drone strikes might be in order.

38 posted on 02/03/2013 8:23:21 PM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Born Conservative

Hey, it’s a great example of how the left immediately tries to turn everything to its advantage. When the claim they’re making is so far from reality that it would harm the party leadership’s credibility with any sentient being, they turn the job over to their looney team. Look for someone like Maxine to make this claim within hours. It’s not about whether the claim has any validity, it’s whether it reflects negatively on the opposition.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 8:24:02 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: cripplecreek

Great clip, the boys were a bit shorter and less gray of beard back then ;-)


40 posted on 02/03/2013 8:25:00 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Tenacious 1

I have a capacitance for it too.


41 posted on 02/03/2013 8:26:20 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Jet Jaguar
The city retrofitted four libraries using an integrative design approach. . .

I think that was on my dial a buzz phrase spinner I got in a technical writing class in the late 70s.

42 posted on 02/03/2013 8:27:55 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jet Jaguar
The city retrofitted four libraries using an integrative design approach. . .

I think that was on my dial a buzz phrase spinner I got in a technical writing class in the late 70s.

43 posted on 02/03/2013 8:28:05 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Not quite, but pretty close.

http://www.horton.com/portfolio/cohen/CohenDialABuzzwordLarge.jpg


44 posted on 02/03/2013 8:30:38 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: robowombat
Byoncé, you say? I thought it was a tanned and fit Madonna. What difference does it make. The 1/2time show was utter horseshiite. Kinda liked the kids and the National Anthem offering, though. The piano thing was nifty.

Although sometime soon I am looking forward to an entertainer singing the "Star Spangled Banner" the way it was written. Must be a copy in the archives somewhere.

45 posted on 02/03/2013 8:32:48 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Absolution Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No-Fault Marxism.)
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To: PLMerite

Wolverines!!!


46 posted on 02/03/2013 9:32:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Born Conservative

Everything electrical runs on smomke. When you let the smoke out, things stop working.


47 posted on 02/03/2013 10:28:47 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Born Conservative

Seriously?


48 posted on 02/03/2013 10:30:13 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Born Conservative

Seriously?


49 posted on 02/03/2013 10:30:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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50 posted on 02/03/2013 10:35:44 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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