Nothing burns fuel faster than our US Navy at sea.
Now thanks to Obama’s GREEN AGENDA – you’re paying $26.oo/gallon for it.
Part of the blame lies with SecNav Ray Mabus – former Gov of Mississippi and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under Clinton.
Mabus served briefly in the drug and discipline plagued Zumwalt Navy, which probably explains a lot of his poor decision-making.
Mabus is the asshole who names ships after such inappropriate people as John Murtha, Caesar Chavez, Lyndon Johnson, Gabriel Giffords, and Harvey Milk. He’s a totally sneaky bastard too.
He once secretly recorded a marriage counseling session with his first wife and a priest, – then used the recording to gain sole custody of his daughters.
So this proud member of the Council on Foreign Relations has been pushing the Navy to use bio-fuels – and the cost be damned!
Shortly after taking office Mabus OKed the purchase of 20,055 gallons of algae-oil from Solazyme for $8.5 Million. [That’s $424/gallion!]
Sitting on Solazyme’s board is Theodore James ‘TJ’ Glauthier – a Clinton DOE appointee, and 1992 Rio Earth Summit attendee. ‘TJ’ was Obama’s transition manager. Are you stating to smell the stench?
Mabus justifies the outlandish purchase prices of bio-diesel by saying that if the Navy buys it, more companies will make it, – eventually lowering the price.
I say, Gee, - let FedEx, UPS and Carnival Cruise Lines develop the demand, not our Navy! NOT our taxpayers!
RIMPAC 2012 – twenty-two nations, 42 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel has begun. It’s an obvious but subtle show-of-force to the Chinese, our most powerful natural enemy. With us burning fuel seven times too expensive, – what can be their take-away?
To me it looks like we have a President and his cartel more obsessed with the cult of ‘green energy’ and rewarding supporters with our tax dollars – than they are with providing a cost-effective military deterrent to Chinese expansion.
The FIRST DUTY – the Primary Reason to Exist – for any government is to protect its people from all enemies, foreign or domestic…
Obama again fails, miserably and expensively.
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!
UPDATE: 16 July 2012 – Not to be outspent, the USAF just bought 11,000 gallons of bio-fuel from Gevo Inc. They make their bio-fuel from Tyson chicken waste [billionaire John Tyson is a big Democratic contributor]. One of Gevo’s venture capitalists is Sun Microsystems co-founder billionaire Vinod Khosla [another big Democrat contributor].
The price? $59.oo/gallon!