AND NOW: Obama Invests $5 Million In … Bullshit Energy!

“Change you can believe in?
More like bullshit you can take a bath in, if you ask me.”
– Former Obama supporter Prof. Dr. David Michael Green (Dec.19, 2009)

Exactly right!

Obama Invests $5 Million In Bullshit Energy (ZeroHedge, April 10, 2012):

Just when we thought we had seen the epic failure of every single possible “alternative energy” project by this administration, along comes the announcement that the USDA is investing $5 million in a “biogas anaerobic digester” that will use “cow manure to heat an ethanol plant and create 15 permanent jobs.” Which for anyone confused, is roughly exactly what it sounds like. Perhaps if “Hope and Change” is a little passe now, a far more appropriate slogan for the 2012 Campaign will be “From Bullshit to Jobs, and Back Again.”

From the Washington Examiner:

Western Plains Energy, LLC, a Kansas company, will use the money to “utilize waste energy resources from a local cattle feedlot to replace almost 90 percent of the fossil fuels currently used” at the plant.

“Projects such as this are a key part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy that is supporting the development and usage of renewable energy, revitalizing rural economies and creating an America built to last,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement touting this project as an example of the policies that cut dependence on foreign oil.

Animal waste from a local feedlot will be the primary feedstock that Western Plains will use for the digester,” USDA added. “Support for renewable energy projects such as these is an example of the many ways USDA is helping revitalize rural economies.”

USDA expects the project to create 15 permanent jobs and 100 temporary construction jobs.

So how many shit shovelers does it take to run a “biogas anaerobic digester”? Apparently 15. At $333,333 a poop, pardon pop.

Sorry folks. We only wish this was a joke.

2 thoughts on “AND NOW: Obama Invests $5 Million In … Bullshit Energy!

  1. Am i the only that thinks that 5 MILLION dollerscan be used to go towards our ems/fireand police services as well as teachers. after all the adverage EMT (not paramedic) makes $8/hour (thats high btw) at a county EMS angency. Paramedics maybe make a few dollers more an hour. Police and fire fighters are about the same rate. Teachers are even less. By the way if you have not figured out, I am a EMT!. The medical Field is in desperite need of Paramedics and EMT, its the only field that will never run out of work. If you dont know what EMT’s and fire fighters go through, well here is a good picture for you. Several of us leave our families for 24-48 hours at a time to run our tails off transporting patients complaining of finger pain thats been going on for two weeks, or pull a drunk our of a car in a ditch half full of freezing cold water while its snowing and its 10 degrees outside. Then we come home for 24-48 hours to see our families and then have to go right back to work again. Give you an idea of what we go through for such little money?

  2. Just what is wrong with utilising the energy in animal manure on farms. Just so you people what we are talking about, running manure through a biogas fermenter makes the nutrients in the end product more accessible to plants than in untreated manure, neutralises bacteria and odours, in addition to the energy production. To speak nothing of local self sufficiency in renewable energy. Its a massively win-win concept. This should be a worldwide aim for large animal farms, a biogas reactor on every single one.

    15 jobs is too much though. The facility should be 100% automated. Maybe a few dozen reactors run by a maintenance team of 1 or 2 people.

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