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UPDATE: Forcing Smart Meters Upon Us

It started in California, this year. About a month ago, when some customers removed their Smart Meter and replaced it with an analog by a liscensed professional electrician. So, this was done properly in accordance with technical requirements, in other words, money was spent to have a professional do the job right. This isn’t about getting electricity without paying for it.

Wendy Sarsfield, a representative from the public utility PG&E, kept insisting that saftey was the main issue for which power was not restored to the homeowners. Upon hearing this, Board Member after Board Member seemed to come up with a viable, workable solution, but it was always unacceptable to the PG&E Rep. After several minutes where the PG&E Rep began sounding like a broken record while refusing to come to any reasonable solution about restoring power to people’s homes (One of which was just to add people to the delay list and reinstall an analog meter until the California Public Utilites Commission-CPUC- finished creating an opt out program), one Board Member cut to the chase……

Get ready, new home construction is expected to have these installed as a matter of course. But when they come after your existing home to “upgrade” your meter – what are you going to do?

Read that whole updated article at GatewayPundit and watch the entire video to see the play-by-play (around 5 minute mark) by everyone and the PG&E representative.

Do you really want the power company to turn off your A/C during the summer and heat during the winter? Because that, and the fact that there are not new power generation plants planned for construction, is what they intend to solve their problem of providing enough energy for everyone’s consumption.

UPDATE: In British Columbia (Canada), it appears their smart meters will track power usage against specific devices by category. How about that. Forget about privacy – even in your own home, government – local or otherwise – intrudes deeper into your lives.

Stealing From Social Security

House Republicans may save Social Security

That’s the title for a post by Don Surber. But within that post is a little nugget that explains where the next “stimulus” would come from. Apperently, the President would like to take a quarter of a trillion right – out – of – Social Security’s trust fund.

How do you like him now?

This Is Not Politics

This is obstructionism at its worst.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried to bring up the House-passed payroll-tax bill for a vote with the intention of summarily rejecting it, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) objected. McConnell pushed for the Senate to first vote on an omnibus spending bill that would fund much of the federal government through 2012 and avert a shutdown after Friday night.

The two leaders ended their exchange with no immediate path forward. McConnell urged Reid to negotiate with Boehner, but Reid said “the Speaker can’t negotiate with me until this bill is killed” — referring to the payroll-tax measure.

Read the whole thing.

White House Claims $$B Savings In 2 Years

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector. The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers.

At no cost to taxpayers? Huh? How is that possible with the billions needed to be spent by federal and private sector energy upgrades, as mentioned above?

What are they smoking in the White House? Will it need to be fumigated come January 2013? Seems it will.

DOJ Sues Another State

This time it is Utah. Two days before Thanksgiving.

The first paragraph from their own, uncolorful, website proclaiming –

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today challenged Utah’s immigration law, which comes after recent lawsuits in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina.

How, selfish, of them. Telling states they are not allowed to protect themselves, their lawful residents, their budgets and their way of life. Is it the Feds job, Eric? Then why don’t you do it??

By the way, Eric, where is the money coming from to support all these lawsuits? Just how many states are you willing to sue? Do you really expect the states to respect you for this?

No soup for you, Eric.

No Thrill Up His Leg

Seems Chris Matthews might be seeing no light at the end of this Administration’s term? Is that right?

What? Is Chris Matthews trying to become Conservative?

Don’t make me laugh.

Proof Protester Knows Nothing