President Reagan on Challenger: 25 years ago

So sad when you compare this to Obama’s Tucson Pep Rally!

Franklin D. Roosevelt: On Government Unions

Interesting quote from FDR of all people:

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.

Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees. Upon employees in the Federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities. This obligation is paramount. Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable.

HMMMM how can the left attack THAT!

Open Letter to Westboro Baptist Churxh

Dear Fred Phelps & Westboro Baptist Church,

On behalf of the American people who aren’t insane: FUCK YOU!

Sincerely,
The People o the United States of America

Union THUGS!!

This is just more evidence that Public Employee Unions are nothing but Thugs! And on top of the fact that they are theives, the union thug leaders should be charged in the death of the baby who died because of their actions.

 

» Jerry Brown: We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs

From Jerry Brown’s Pacifica Radio show in 1995:

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all

So pretty much if Jerry wins, California is royally FUCKED! via » Jerry Brown Flashback: We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs – Big Government.

World Cup Soccer: Great Win uhhh I Mean Tie!

Landon Donovan after the ref blew the game for the US:

“I don’t know how they stole that last goal from us. I’m not sure what the call was. He (the referee) wouldn’t tell us what the call was.”

The USA played great & really should have one the game, I wonder what the rest of the world has to say about that one.

Oil, Energy Policy & Obama’s Claims

In Obama’s speech the other night from the oval office, he claimed that our dependence on oil has forced us to look in places that are difficult to drill in.  Here’s his exact words:

After all, oil is a finite resource.  We consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves.  And that’s part of the reason oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean — because we’re running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water. 

One small problem, that’s not true at all.

Take a look at what the USGS had to say about North Dakota & Montana in 2008:

North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency’s 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.

Technically recoverable oil resources are those producible using currently available technology and industry practices. 

Oh at the time of the article they went on to say that only a limited number of wells produced oil from the assessed areas.

And here’s more:

The U.S. is sitting on the world’s largest, untapped oil reserves — reservoirs which energy experts know exist, but which have not yet been tapped and may not be attainable with current technology. In fact, such untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand — at today’s levels — for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.

That article details all the untapped reserves!