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Alamo-Girl, Loretta Lynn,, National Press Club, C-SPAN | 5.29.06 | Mia T

Posted on 05/28/2006 9:36:07 PM PDT by Mia T



by Mia T, 4.27.06

But we have to deal with coal, because we have huge resources of coal. Coal is to us what oil is to Saudi Arabia. And part of our domestic strategy must involve coal.

But unless we learn to burn it cleanly, the price of independence from imported oil by using coal will be accelerated global warming. Even if the United States never burned another lump of coal, China is bringing on-line a 1,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant every 10 days. So if we're going to reassert our leadership on climate change -- which I think we should -- we've got to deal with coal....

Geologic sequestration, storing carbon deep within the earth after you extract the carbon from the burning coal, holds the key to making coal use compatible with the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....

hillary clinton
Remarks at The National Press Club
May 23, 2006


How can you sell-out your country to foreign interests and have it appear to be a courageous act of environmental protection? The clintons show you how....


The Lippo Group is a consortium, part-owned by billionaire Moctar Riady. PT Lippo also provides financing to "brother-in-law" Hashim for his coal mining company that supplies Paiton.

Hashim is himself a key figure. While serving as the minister for mines under Suharto, Hashim also managed to purchase the world's only "low sulfur" coal mine.

His financial backers include Moctar Riady's PT Lippo and, his sister-in-law, Prawabo.

Hashim and Moctar Riady both found themselves with a global monopoly thanks to Bill Clinton's executive order for the 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, over the only other known "low sulfur" deposit.

The connections between Riady and Clinton have a much more sinister theme than coal monopolies and taxpayer backed power plants in the middle of Asia. Testimony before Senator Thompson's committee in 1998 revealed Moctar Riady's involvement in Chinese espionage.

Testimony revealed the Lippo Group is in fact a joint venture of China Resources, a trading and holding company "wholly owned" by the Chinese communist government and used as a front for Chinese espionage operations. Thus, behind all the front companies, the communist leaders in Beijing have triumphed again....



s the Washington press corps slumped into unconsciousness listening to missus clinton's jargon-laden droning about the sequestration of noxious byproducts of burning fossil fuel--it became increasingly clear that the fossil1 emissions of most concern were the gaseous effluences coming from the jargoneer, herself.

A "smartest woman in the world" would have had the good sense to limit her sequestrations to what she knows best--supoenaed Rose-Law records, say... or the Republicans' raw FBI files... or, more on point, Proclamation No. 6920 and quid-pro-quo coal.2


If the purpose of missus clinton's carefully choreographed if transparent and "achingly dull" speech was to dispel the increasingly held notion that she ain't all that smart, well, it backfired. Hardly trippingly-on-the-tongue techno-talk (even when not spoon-fed to her by aides and handlers) does not a brainiac image make.

But it is more than that. There is something about missus clinton's execution--the cadence perhaps--or maybe it's the all-too-familiar shopping-list structure so favored by her equally uncreative
3 husband--that signals technical discomfort, if not downright ignorance and stupidity. Her recent nanotech harangue is another example of this techno-bumbling.

As a matter of fact, missus clinton, herself, confirms her less than stellar technical credentials. Her Olympian lament, you may recall, told the sad story of her having to chuck math and science for politics because she just didn't have the right stuff.

Oh! How much better off the country would be today if only missus clinton could do calculus....


If the purpose of missus clinton's speech was to out-Gore
Al "
an inconvenient truth" Gore, it didn't accomplish that, either.... Missus clinton is simply not credible, even if we were to discount quid pro coal....


When the clintons signed Proclamation No. 6920 designating 1.7 million acres of land in southwest Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, they sold out our country to foreign interests even as they promoted the act as one of environmental courage.

The deal, "initiated by the clintons just seven weeks before the 1996 election," was later characterized in a congressional staff report "as a blatant political act under the guise of environmental protection.... 'The only thing the president was trying to protect by designating the Utah Monument was his chance to win re-election,' the report bluntly states. 'The 'threat' motivating the president's action was electoral, not environmental.'"4

With the simple stroke of a pen, the clintons:

  • locked up our massive supply of clean-burning "low sulfur' coal

  • gave a global monopoly of the stuff to Moctar Riady, their personal moneybags as far back as Dixiecrat Mafia days

  • decreased our national security by increasing our dependence on Mideast oil...

  • increased our future energy costs

  • increased the liklihood of future damage to the environment

All this as they fooled the naive Redford enviro-nuts yet one more time.

And now, from her vulturine perch on the national stage, as if none of this went down, missus clinton is pitching 'clean coal' to solve our energy problems.

Would someone on the Left kindly do us all a favor and use the hook on this grotesquerie already? Please!


And oh, that brings me to what is really the overriding issue: The intersection of clinton corruption and massive, incurable clinton conflict of interest.

There are millions of dollars from foreign entities--maybe even billions--sluicing nonstop into the clinton-family coffers. There is NO WAY the clintons can ever cure this massive conflict of interest. None. Not even impoverishment would do it.

We know that whenever the clintons had to choose between national interest and self-interest, they invariably chose self-interest. We cannot, therefore--we must not--allow these two to retake the White House. Ever.

Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, Shame on me.

The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff?


By Sarah Foster

When the President signed the Executive Order designating 1.7 million acres of land in southwest Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, his action placed the area off limits to mineral extraction and development.

The New York Times reported that the monument encloses the largest coal field in the nation, the Kaiparowitz Plateau, which contains at least 7 billion tons of coal worth over $1 TRILLION.

Kentucky-based company Andalux Resources, which holds leases on 3,400 acres in the area, was planning to open a huge operation (underground, not strip mining) that would have generated 1,000 jobs, $1 million in annual revenue for Kane County, and at least $10 million a year in state and federal taxes, according to the New York Times. Folks living in the area wore black arm bands the day o the signing - but Clinton didn't see them. He chose to make his announcement in a neighboring state. WHY?

Why did he do it? Why lock up $1 trillion worth of coal?

An obvious explanation is he was hoping to secure the environmentalist vote. Though that was no doubt part of his reasoning, he had surely achieved such an objective earlier this summer when he declared the huge area outside Yellowstone National Park a World Heritage Area. Let'' look further.

In the weeks prior to the past election, revelations surfaced almost daily regarding donations from foreign sources to the Democratic Party and Clinton's past campaigns. At the center of the controversy was another set of people to whom Clinton owes a few favors: the Lippo Group, a powerful $5 billion Indonesian conglomerate, founded and owned by the Riady family who, it turned out, had raised and funneled millions of dollars into campaign coffers.

Democrats attempted to downplay the allegations of impropriety. Even if the Clinton campaign and the Party did receive illegal contribution--which is denied--what, they demanded, had Clinton done for Lippo Group, the Riadys, or Indonesia that really affects this country adversely? Good question.

The Payoff

Clinton's announcement at the Grand Canyon was wrapped in political correctness. "Mining jobs are good jobs, and mining is important to our national security - but we can't have mines everywhere, and we shouldn't have mines that threaten national treasures," he told his sycophantic audience.

But coal is not only important for our nation's security. More importantly, at the present time it is the most cost-effective fuel for the electric plants that supply our homes and industries with light, heat and power.

Moreover, the coal at Kaiporowitz Plateau is a kind of coal that is not found "everywhere." It is very low sulfur, low ash - hence, low polluting--coal, the kind in high demand for power plants, such as one being designed for Ensenada, Mexico. That megawatt giant, presently on the drawing boards, will supply electricity across northern Baja, an area plagued by brownouts.

Had it not been taken off the world market, the logical source of coal for the Baja plant would be the Kaiparowitz Plateau. Once mined it could be transported by rail to the ports of Long Beach or Los Angeles, then by barge to Ensenada. Thanks to Clinton, there will be no exporting of Kaiparowitz coal, which means the facility's procurement people will have to look elsewhere for clean non-polluting fuel.

Only two other sources

Besides the Kaiparowitz Plateau, there are only two other known locations in the world where comparable coal is found in sufficient quantities to make mining it worthwhile. Colombia in South America is one, but it'll be years before the necessary mining and shipping infrastructure is built.

The other? You got it. Indonesia.

That's right - the coal fields of South Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. Big plans are online for its development. Indonesia has been a source of coal for over a century, but the coal varies sharply in terms of quality. Recently, however, a coal that is very low in sulfur has been discovered. A number of coal companies are already there, and it's a good bet Lippo Group money is involved. A major company is Adaro Indonesia, of which 20 percent is owned by the Spanish government, 50 percent by New Hope Corp., an Australian firm.


According to the 1994 report Mineral Industry of Indonesia, by the bureau of Mines, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Adaro aims to produce 15 million tones by the year 2000 of what they call Envirocoal - a reference to its quality. Adaro has for several years anticipated the U.S. as a major market, and has one committed purchaser already: Tampa Electric Co., which signed a long-term contract to purchase 400,000 tones a year from the Indonesian firm.

To handle the shipping of the increased production, new shipping terminals are being constructed. One huge one is on a neighboring island at a cost of $1 billion. The P.T. Indonesia bulk Terminal, as the megaport is called, is owned 50 percent by New How, and 50 percent by "Indonesian interests" (the Lippo Group perhaps), according to the Interior Dept. report.

Massive coal deposits, massive shipping facilities - that spells massive investment, massive contracts. This isn't some small-is-beautiful eco-operation. We're talking real money here, and it's hard to imagine that the "Lippopotamus" is not in on the action. But even if Lippo's not directly involved, the Indonesian government, with which Lippo has a cozy relationship, certainly does. So too will the various foreign investors and mining companies to whom the Indonesian government has extended an open invitation.

Winners and Losers

In any game there are winners and losers, and there are Americans in the first category - the investors who put their money in overseas coal mining, producers of natural gas, which the administration supports wholeheartedly.

Plus, there's a deal between a Little Rock firm and Lippo. According to the ENERGY ECONOMIST for Sept., 1994, Entergy Group of Little Rock, in partnership with the Lippo Group of Hong Kong, signed a memorandum of understanding with the North China Power Corporation for the cooperative management and expansion of the $1 billion 1,200 megawatt coal-fired Daton 2 power plan in Shanxi Province. Isn't that interesting And where do you think the coal will come from?

The Democrats' question: What has Clinton done for Indonesia that harms the United States? The answer is - with a stroke of his pen he wiped out the only significant competition to Indonesian coal interests in the world market before it even got started, a move that at the same time relegates this country to importer status. His edict will force us into eventual dependency on foreign producers of coal as we are presently dependent on overseas sources for oil - an unconscionable situation considering that we have abundant deposits of both commodities.

The President has given our children a legacy of continued energy dependence, marked by contrived shortages and crises, the full impact of which will be sharply felt in the years to come.



Rumor has it William Jefferson Clinton himself is to recite Honest Abe's lines in this New Year's Eve pageant. Whoever writes these scripts has a natural talent for irony. For some irrepressible reason, one cannot help but think of that costume party in "The Manchurian Candidate,'' complete with Red Queen and Abe Lincoln in stovepipe hat and fake beard.

Hillary Clinton says it's a great opportunity to unite the nation. (The way she's united New York?) But the Clintons are never so polarizing as when they are intent on uniting us. How can that be? Maybe it's their perfectly fabricated authenticity. The Nineties have had much the same effect, stirring the same vague dissatisfactions -- and sparking sudden outbursts of temper. What was it that poor, embarrassed David Brinkley, thinking his mike was off, said after the president's victory speech in '96: "We all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches, full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection, plus more goddam nonsense.''

Still not finished, Mr. Brinkley added that this president "has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore, he's a bore, and will always be a bore.'' Oh, dear. The commentator's unintentionally public thoughts were all the more embarrassing for being so widely shared by any Americans still sentient four years into the Age of Clinton. But it's one thing to notice such things, quite another to say them out loud. Why belabor the obvious?

Hey, what a party!
New Year's at the White House

Mindless rhinestone-studded-and-tented kleptocracy
by Mia T


It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

G. K. Chesterton


... While America appears not to be ready for a female president under any circumstances, the post-9/11 realities pose special problems for a female presidential candidate. Add to these the problems unique to missus clinton. The reviews make the mistake of focusing on the problems of the generic female presidential candidate running during ordinary times.

These are not ordinary times. America is waging the global War on Terror; the uncharted territory of asymmetric netherworlds is the battlefield; the enemy is brutal, subhuman; the threat of global conflagration is real.

Defeating the enemy isn't sufficient. For America to prevail, she must also defeat a retrograde, misogynous mindset. To successfully prosecute the War on Terror, it is essential that the collective patriarchal islamic culture perceives America as politically and militarily strong. Condi Rice excepted, this requirement presents an insurmountable hurdle for any female presidential candidate, and especially missus clinton, historically antimilitary--(an image, incidentally, that is only enhanced today by her clumsy, termagant parody of Thatcher), forever the pitiful victim, and, according to Dick Morris, "the biggest dove in the clinton administration."

It is ironic that had the clintons not failed utterly to fight terrorism... not failed to take bin Laden from Sudan... not failed repeatedly to decapitate a nascent, still stoppable al Qaeda... the generic female president as a construct would still be viable... missus clinton's obstacles would be limited largely to standard-issue clintonisms: corruption, abuse, malpractice, malfeasance, megalomania, rape and treason... and, in spite of Juanita Broaddrick, or perhaps because of her, Rod Lurie would be reduced to perversely hawking the "First Gentleman" instead of the "Commander-in-Chief."

Mia T, 10.02.05
(see descriptor morphs)

by Mia T, 11.14.05

December 7, 1941+64


RE: a not-so-modest proposal concerning hillary clinton

Dear Concerned Americans,

Hillary Clinton's revisionist tome notwithstanding, 'living history' begets a certain symmetry. It is in that light that I make this not-so-modest proposal on this day, exactly 64 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The context of our concern today--regardless of political affiliation--is Iraq and The War on Terror, but the larger fear is that our democracy may not survive.

We have the requisite machines, power and know-how to defeat the enemy in Iraq and elsewhere, but do we have the will?

In particular, do we have the will to identify and defeat the enemy in our midst?

Answerable to no one, heir apparent in her own mind, self-serving in the extreme, Hillary Clinton incarnates this insidious new threat to our survival.

What we decide to do about Missus Clinton will tell us much about what awaits us in these perilous new times.


December 7, 1941+64
Mia T
RE: a not-so-modest proposal concerning hillary clinton



TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carbon; cleancoal; coal; coaldetat; corruption; deplorables; elections; energy; jamesriady; lippogroup; moctarriady; quidprocoal; robertredford; sequestration; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 05/28/2006 9:36:12 PM PDT by Mia T
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To: Alamo-Girl

You are a great resource. Thank you.

2 posted on 05/28/2006 9:37:06 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: jla

carbon sequestration ping

3 posted on 05/28/2006 9:39:07 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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4 posted on 05/28/2006 9:40:51 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Brian Allen


5 posted on 05/28/2006 9:48:20 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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6 posted on 05/28/2006 9:50:07 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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7 posted on 05/28/2006 9:56:40 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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8 posted on 05/28/2006 9:59:34 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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9 posted on 05/28/2006 10:16:55 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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You're quite welcome, Mia T. Thank you for all that you do!

10 posted on 05/28/2006 10:30:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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11 posted on 05/28/2006 10:37:26 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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12 posted on 05/28/2006 10:42:11 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

Consider the future in an America governed by these illiterate, corrupt and sociopathic power seeking narcissists.

A Department of Carbon Sequestration, manned by a unionized, uniformed legion of former illegal immigrants, recently graduated from having their amnesty applications approved en masse, earning $80,000 per year like their breatheren in airport security, authorized to conduct warrantless searches for unregulated use of Carbon, pumping Billions of metric tons of CO2 into underground caverns, depleted oil wells, and recently legislated out of business former Wal Mart Superstores.

The Second Clinton Administration = Organized Crime on Steroids.

13 posted on 05/28/2006 10:55:33 PM PDT by Gail Wynand (Why not "virtual citizenship"?)
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For those who didn't see this thread, it turns out that there are alternatives to carbon sequestration.

14 posted on 05/28/2006 11:37:11 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Eleanor Cliff:
"May 26, 2006 - Hillary Clinton told the National Press Club that she’s been thinking about issues related to energy for 30 years, ever since she edited a classmate’s paper on OPEC at Yale Law School. Funny she chose to reveal that little tidbit just days before Al Gore’s documentary on global warming opens in theaters. Gore traces his interest in climate change back to when he was an undergraduate at Harvard.

Gore thought he owned the issue, but Hillary was said to have dazzled the audience with her sweep of knowledge, down to and including a description of the “geologic sequestration” potential for reducing global warming and making better use of coal. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but it sure looks like Hillary is trying to eclipse any claim Gore might have on the Democratic presidential nomination by showcasing her expertise in an area that might otherwise catapult the former veep to the head of the pack....."

15 posted on 05/29/2006 1:33:45 AM PDT by YaYa123
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<< .... signals technical discomfort, if not downright ignorance and stupidity. >>

What's this "if not" stuff, Beautiful Lady?

Not turning soft on me are you??

Blessings - Brian

16 posted on 05/29/2006 1:35:03 AM PDT by Brian Allen (All that is required to ensure the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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From the Memory Vault:

That Trillion-Dollar Ripoff-- Clinton's Utah Coal Deal
various websites | 7-29-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

17 posted on 05/29/2006 2:15:19 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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18 posted on 05/29/2006 2:59:43 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: YaYa123
Thanks for the link, YaYa123. You can always count on Clift. ;)

I dunno... "Dazzled" audiences don't normally slump into a snoozefest... Perhaps Eleanor mistook the sea of glassy eyes for awe....

John Podhoretz recently asked, "Whence comes hillary clinton's reputation for brilliance?" For the answer, he intuitively, rather brilliantly in fact, looked to her anatomy and noted,"This isn't the first time she's shot herself in the foot."

 ... The above anatomical analysis supports the Podhoretz thesis. Notwithstanding The Pod's erroneous conclusions concerning hillary clinton's heart and nerve, he basically has it right. Anatomy is destiny...
Ian Hunter recently observed that our leaders are shrinking. "From a Churchill (or, for that matter, a Margaret Thatcher) to a Tony Blair [NB: a pre-9/11 Blair]; from Eisenhower to Clinton; from Diefenbaker to Joe Clark; from Trudeau to Chretien -- we seem destined to be governed by pygmies."
the danger of the unrelenting smallness of bill + hillary clinton
by Mia T, 7.31.05

The pols understand their anatomical limitations well; they attempt to mitigate them with veneer. And so we suffer mindless alpha-beta-beelzebubba grotesquerie. . . and rhinestone-studded-and-tented kleptocracy....

With all the media genuflecting before the press-conference podium of bill clinton, it bears remarking yet again that the clinton intellect (an oxymoron even more jarring than AlGoreRhythm and meant to encompass the cognitive ability of both clintons) is remarkable only for its utter ordinariness, its lack of creative spark, its lack of analytic precision, its lack of depth.
The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains.
Politicos and reporters are not rocket scientists . . .
Professions tend to be self-selected, intellectually homogeneous subgroups of Homo sapiens. Great intellects (especially these days) do not generally gravitate towards careers in the media or politics. Mediocre, power-obsessed types with poor self-images do. 

Thus, clinton mediocrity goes undetected primarily because of media mediocrity. ("Mediocrity" and "media" don't come from the same Latin root (medius) for no reason.) Insofar as the clintons are concerned, the media confuse form with substance, smoothness with coherence, data-spewing with ratiocination, pre-programmed recitation with real-time analysis, an idiosyncratic degeneracy with creativity.

Mindless rhinestone-studded-and-tented kleptocracy
by Mia T, 01.13.00


19 posted on 05/29/2006 6:00:02 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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Thanks for the links, backhoe!

20 posted on 05/29/2006 6:01:39 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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