Just like the stimulus package that sent a check to every American back in the W days only stimulated the Chinese economy (when everyone ran out to buy a flat screen TV) the current Obamanation stimulus is doing the same.
Sen. Charles Schumer (whom the Mandarin disagrees with on many a policy issue) is calling for a review of all renewable energy projects
seeking a handout from the government. Looks like one wind farm in Texas would rely on wind turbines made in China. To quote the Senator, “The United States should not be giving China a head start in the quest for alternative sources of energy.” Well for the record, this is definitely the second time the Mandarin has to agree with Senator Schumer – the first time is when he objected to the Dubai Ports deal.
What is really sad about this story is the fact that we need to turn to another country to help us achieve energy independence. Seems to me that we are swapping out one form of dependence (that of foreign oil) for another (that of foreign manufacturing and production).
We refuse to drill for our own oil, and we ship all of our manufacturing capability overseas. Then we get people that cry and complain every time gasoline goes above $3.00 a gallon, and they don’t have a job to earn the cash to pay for said gasoline.
There was a time when this country was the economic, manufacturing, and food production juggernaut of the world. And now it seems that we have an administration in the White House that sees our current economic situation not as an opportunity to reclaim that lost status, but an opportunity to drive the final stake through the heart of this great nation.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.