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bijou
09-12-2010, 08:22 AM
A quest to get Barack Obama to shout his commitment to solar power from the roof tops - by re-installing vintage solar panels at the White House - ended in disappointment for environmental campaigners today.

Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, had led a group of environmental activists to Washington in a bio-diesel van hoping to persuade Obama to re-install a set of solar panels originally put up by Jimmy Carter.

The actual Carter-era solar panels - which weigh in at 55 kilograms and are nearly 2 metres long - are out-dated now. But campaigners had hoped that the White House would embrace at least the symbolism of going solar - much like Michelle Obama kicked off her healthy food movement by planting a vegetable garden. ...http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/sep/10/solar-panels-white-house

Heh. Even Obama won't pay lip service to global warming alarmism. :D

djones520
09-12-2010, 08:31 AM
Hippie fail! :D

SarasotaRepub
09-12-2010, 08:41 AM
POTUS should ship them over to Carter, maybe Peanut Boy can use
them on one of his H for H homes. Especially one with Chicom drywall. :D

Rockntractor
09-12-2010, 10:25 AM
Michelle can hang their laundry on a line outside instead.

Bubba Dawg
09-12-2010, 11:06 AM
POTUS should ship them over to Carter, maybe Peanut Boy can use
them on one of his H for H homes. Especially one with Chicom drywall. :D

You really don't like Jimmy, do ya? :D

Bailey
09-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Wish someone with a throw away account at DU would post this story over there :D

swirling_vortex
09-12-2010, 01:20 PM
A wind turbine would be a better idea as it would always have a constant supply of hot air.

warpig
09-12-2010, 01:36 PM
A wind turbine would be a better idea as it would always have a constant supply of hot air.

:D

Apache
09-12-2010, 07:24 PM
A wind turbine would be a better idea as it would always have a constant supply of hot air.

With all the vacations? Get real....:rolleyes:







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