The Truth About The Jobs, Jobs, Jobs … Talking President. It’s All For Show

November 11, 2011

Obama Keystone Decision Halts Creation of 20,000 Jobs

Obama Sides with Environmental Left Over Jobs, Economy, Energy Security

Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will delay the Keystone pipeline decision until after the 2012 elections.

“President Obama has been going around the country saying ‘we can’t wait’ for new jobs, yet his State Department announced today that it will delay the Keystone pipeline decision, putting off, and perhaps ultimately preventing, the creation of over 20,000 jobs immediately and 465,000 by 2035, including 14,400 jobs in Oklahoma,” Senator Inhofe said.

“This decision is a clear indication that President Obama’s job-killing global warming agenda is alive and well.  Of course, the strongest opposition to the pipeline comes from outspoken global warming alarmists such as James Hansen, who was arrested this summer while protesting the pipeline at the White House.  As another alarmist, Bill McKibben, said, ‘There have been few even partial victories about global warming in recent years so [the Keystone decision] makes this an important day’ and the delay ‘will effectively kill the project.’


The Fun Got Cold — Life In The Occupied Snow And Ice

October 30, 2011

Urgent: Winter Donation Needs

life in the occupied snow

Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow.

Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.

According to an “urgent” alert on their website, OWS is looking for a number of other donations, including waterproof boots, gloves, hats, hand and foot warmers and disposable foot covers among other things. The site says the protesters “are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).”

The site says they also need cots to get protesters off the ground, adding that they don’t have any and “could really use these.”

Reportedly, some have been even getting winter weather survival tips from the homeless.


Gallup On Republican Party

October 30, 2011

Republicans Nationwide Are Similar in Composition to 2008

Remain more likely to be conservative, married, and religious

The Republican Party in 2011 looks similar, demographically and ideologically, to the Republican Party that nominated John McCain in 2008. As a group, Republicans continue to be more likely than average to be male, white, married, and religious, and to describe their political views as “conservative.”

These results are based on a special Gallup analysis of the demographic and ideological composition of the U.S. population today (based on Gallup Daily tracking from June through August 2011) versus at the start of 2008 (from January through March, when the GOP presidential nomination was being decided).

For this analysis, the Republican population is defined as those who either identify as Republicans, or who identify as independents but say they lean toward the Republican Party. Thirty-seven percent of Americans identified as or leaned Republican from January-March 2008, and 40% identified as Republicans from June-August 2011.

Detailed below are the major differences between Republicans and the larger U.S. adult population, and changes since 2008.


Spain Reaps The Rewards Of GREEN Economy: Unemployment Hits 21.5%

October 28, 2011

Spanish unemployment hit 21.5%, the highest level in more than 15 years. Government officials say the country could miss economic growth targets for the year of 1.3%. The IMF forecast 2011 growth of just 0.8%.

The Obamaunism people in the USA are trying to match Spain’s success. Oh wait, I am not sure this is what success looks like … I wonder what forced the austerity? Could it be all the failed alternate energy projects, like windmills who don’t generate electricity, and solar plants who don’t produce electricity??? And note, al-Rooters doesn’t even mention the problem of the green-socialist and how badly green-socialism fails people. Free market economics is the right plan for free societies.

al-Rooters:

Spanish unemployment in the third quarter rose to a 15-year high of more than 21 percent, the most in the euro area, as government austerity measures undermine the recovery in the region’s fourth-largest economy.

Joblessness increased to 21.5 percent the National Statistics Institute said today in Madrid. Consumer prices gained 3 percent in October from a year earlier after increasing 3 percent in September, the INE said in a separate report.

The last time unemployment rose to this level, in 1996, Spain’s Socialists lost to the opposition People’s Party, which polls indicate will win a general election on Nov. 20. The PP would face the challenge of spurring an economy crimped by failing domestic demand and tackling the euro region’s third- largest budget deficit to keep Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis at bay and stem a surge in borrowing costs.

“This forebodes a very negative macroeconomic scenario for the second half of the year,” said Jose Luis Martinez, a strategist for Spain at Citibank in Madrid. “The poor performance of jobs in the services sector and of part-time contracts is particularly striking given the tourist season.”

Deputy Finance Minister Jose Manuel Campa blamed the jobless increase on austerity measures taken by regional governments. “The deficit target must be respected by all levels of the Spanish administration,” he told reporters in Madrid today. “The regions have the choice of the measures they take to comply with their targets.”

The revenge of the rich people, that socialists have been eating for decades. And then they ran out of other people’s money.


JAMES CARVILLE ON OBAMA: Nobody’s Gotten Re-Elected With These Kinds Of Numbers

October 26, 2011

The latest wisdom from Carville …

Carville “Worried”: “Nobody’s Gotten Elected With These Numbers”

Democratic strategist James Carville tells radio talk show host Scott Hennen that he is nervous about 2012. Carville says Herman Cain has no chance to be President, called Perry embarrassing and predicted that Romney will get the GOP nod.

“If I were, and I’m not, but if I were a proud principal conservative, I would be humiliated by this field. I really would,” Carville said on the “Scott Hennen Show.” Relevant portion transcribed below:

HENNEN: But that should worry you in a general election, shouldn’t it?

CARVILLE: Let me repeat. Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody’s gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I’m worried in the general election. I profoundly admit that. Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument, and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on something, give it a day he’ll change it.


Green Car Update: Fisker ‘Karma’ Electric Car Gets Worse Mileage Than an SUV

October 24, 2011

The Fisker Karma electric car, developed mainly with your tax money so that a bunch of rich VC’s wouldn’t have to risk any real money, has rolled out with an nominal EPA MPGe of 52 in all electric mode (we will ignore the gasoline engine for this analysis).

Not bad? Unfortunately, it’s a sham. This figure is calculated using the grossly flawed EPA process that substantially underestimates the amount of fossil fuels required to power the electric car. In short, the EPA methodology leaves out, among other things, the conversion efficiency in generating the electricity from fossil fuels in the first place, by assuming perfect conversion of the potential energy in the fuel to electricity, the EPA is actually breaking the 2nd law of thermodynamics. And we all know, only Obama can do that.

So what do we get in the bargain? As with most liberal schemes the truth is far more violent.

In the Clinton administration, the Department of Energy (DOE) created a far superior “well to wheels” MPGe metric that honestly compares the typical fossil fuel use of an electric vs. gasoline car, using real-world power plant efficiencies and fuel mixes to figure out how much fuel is used to produce the electricity that goes into the electric car.

One needs to multiply the EPA MPGe by .365 to get a number that truly compares fossil fuel use of an electric car with a traditional gasoline engine car on an apples to apples basis.  In the case of the Fisker ‘Karma’, we get a true MPGe of 19.  This makes it worse than even the city rating of a current Ford Explorer.

As Obama says, it’s just math … Or there isn’t a free lunch, on stupid sellers of same.


Failed FDR, Failed Obama

October 24, 2011

The failure bus to nowhere.


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