I kept seeing this ad by Thomas Peterffy on CNN while watching Sandy Coverage.
I love how it’s just a guy who spent his own money because it’s something he believes in, ok true, he’s got a lot he can spend! I thought it was funny that it was on CNN during what had to be HUGE ratings for them & I bet he didn’t plan it that way, just lucked into it.
President Obama has begun his attack on Mitt Romney as the former head of Bain Capital. There a a number of problems with this attack. First, it’s HILARIOUS that Obama rails against private equity firms, then takes their money. But what’s more disturbing is the stupidity of his attacks. Even the former Car Czar says the attacks are unfair. Here’s what the Dems don’t get when the attack Wall Street, Banks, etc. Wall Street is investments, investments need to make money, nearly EVERYONE in this country is directly affected by the stock market. Why? Because nearly everyone has either a pension or a 401k, if the investments make money, YOU make money! The problem is the Average American is too dumb to figure that out, the just get all giggly over “Hope & Change”
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!
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!
Way to go Mitt!
Has it come to this again? The president is meeting with his oil spill experts, he crudely tells us, so that he knows “whose ass to kick.” We have become accustomed to his management style — target a scapegoat, assign blame and go on the attack. To win health care legislation, he vilified insurance executives; to escape bankruptcy law for General Motors, he demonized senior lenders; to take the focus from the excesses of government, he castigated business meetings in Las Vegas; and to deflect responsibility for the deepening and lengthening downturn, he blames Wall Street and George W. Bush. But what may make good politics does not make good leadership. And when a crisis is upon us, America wants a leader, not a politician.
He makes some great points.
Geat piece in the WSJ today. Here’s a great quote:
It is a White House that has focused consistently on the sensitivities of the world community—as it is euphemistically known—a body of which the president of the United States frequently appears to view himself as a representative at large.
It is what has caused this president and his counterterrorist brain trust to deem it acceptable to insult Americans with nonsensical evasions concerning the enemy we face. It is this focus that caused Mr. Holder to insist on holding the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan, despite the rage this decision induced in New Yorkers, and later to insist if not there, then elsewhere in New York. This was all to be a dazzling exhibition for that world community—proof of Mr. Obama’s moral reclamation program and that America had been delivered from the darkness of the Bush years.
It was why this administration tapped officials like Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Among his better known contributions to political discourse was a 2005 address in which he compared the treatment of Muslim-Americans in the United States after 9/11 with the plight of the Japanese-Americans interned in camps after Pearl Harbor. During a human-rights conference held in China this May, Mr. Posner cited the new Arizona immigration law by way of assuring the Chinese, those exemplary guardians of freedom, that the United States too had its problems with discrimination.
First it was James Carville. (OK, you have to ignore all the typical Lib bashing of capitalism.) Here’s a second Carville:
Next Chris Matthews:
And Bill Maher:
Maher again (THis one’s good because he gets smacked down too!):
Spike Lee too? He’s even a little unhappy!