This week the biggest $*%&up in Superbowl history, pretty much made the United States the laughing stock of the world. By now, everyone knows that half the stadium’s lights went out in the middle of the game, the most watched game in Superbowl’s history.
Ha, Ha…ha ha….
Nobody seems to know what caused the blackout…but anyone with common sense knows that the half-time shows keep getting bigger and more fantastic….and it seems to reason…Beyonce’s show blew more than a couple of generators.
After all, we don’t get to show off our stuff much to the world anymore. After London’s big Olympic festival, we’ve just been dying to show everyone how’s it’s done. …but….
“Beyoncé blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week. So they should have known that this might happen.” said Craig Carton. “I mean, it was embarrassing.”
I almost felt like Obama was directing it this year, because to start out with all the kids from Sandy Hook singing the National Anthem…come on. Really? This is a FOOTBALL game. Can’t we get away from politics for just a few minutes?
NO. Not only did we get Sandy Hook, we got Obama’s two favorite big fan supporters: Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. And even after poor Madonna went all over the world telling everyone to vote for Obama last year.
To save Obama’s face for his very best rich friend Beyoncé, the NFL spokesman came out and said there was no way it was Beyoncé’s fault. Everyone is all over the place saying “Oh…Beyonce is not at fault. oh nooooooooo.”
In this new ‘efficient” energy program coming soon to your neighborhood, all lights will be turned off in every city after 10 pm…to save the planet.
What’s really embarrassing is that the whole world was watching. Here’s what Brazil had to say:
Brazil–Brazilians usually have little time for the U.S. version of football, but they can’t stop talking about this year’s Super Bowl. Subjected for years to questions about whether Brazil is prepared to effectively host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, there was more than a little glee as the world’s richest country messed up its most important sporting event.
Yes, one disaster after another is happening in Obama’s Presidency. First time the United States was downgraded: First time our salaries were cut: First Time one President spent as much money as all the ones before him: First Time a President chewed gum throughout everything serious. First time we have a President who wants us all to disarm the whole country, lose weight, and not let our kids play football.First time illegals were given amnesty, First time a President can arrest anyone at anytime with no trial. First time a president arrested a man for making a video he didn’t like…(I could go on)
You won the “The NFL is too afraid to stand up to Beyoncé’s use of energy because she’s Obama’s best friend.” award.
Obviously, Obama had a say in the whole thing. If the NFL is willing to let a President change the rules of football, why bother with the ego of his favorite singer?
Next year…get it together..
Blame it on global warming
It’s not rocket science: When Obama and his green buddies decided to throw “stimulus” into GM to make electric cars, anybody who had any sense would have said—-Uh…Thomas Edison tried to make a battery driven car: Been there, done that. You remember Thomas Edison don’t you? The progressives want you to forget him because he was the quintessential entrepreneur…He only lit up the world as we know it, and because he invented the motion picture, we get to see Obama and Michelle this week on the View!
If Thomas Edison thought it wasn’t worth the effort, what makes you think Obama could do it? After all, in my 50-year old house, I cannot turn on my computer if my printer is on. And god forbid someone decide to vacuum the rug on Christmas Eve…all the outside Christmas lights blow out.
A Chevy Volt plugged into my garage would blow out my whole neighborhood. I’d have to buy a new house to just plug the Volt into….and it’s been known to blow up a few houses.
Hey…didn’t that brilliant mind of Obama’s job Czar Jeffery Immelt–didn’t he realize we’d have to rewire millions of homes to use these worthless electric cars? NO…all he saw was big electric bills coming his way. That’s what’s your suppose to do when you’re CEO of General Electric. Build everything in China, and get our government to fund electric cars.
Obama insisted on making those electric cars..so he doled out the money….
Washington agreed to provide $25Bn in cheap loans to the companies who make electric cars. So far, $8.4Bn has been committed. The rest of the money will be doled out before 2019. The money is being lent by the Federal Financing Bank (FFB). Because the loans are guaranteed by DOE, there is no risk of repayment to FFB. As a result, the loans are excluded from the calculation of the debt limit. The 25 ‘large’ is all “off balance sheet”. A very neat trick indeed!
People aren’t stupid—So, it came as no surprise this week when two companies who had been trying to force electric cars onto the market have decided to take their losses and call it quits. Guess what? Nobody is buying them. What are Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks going to do when they want to trade in their old Prius’?
Yes, after all the taxpayer’s good money…GM is dumping the Chevy Volt. Buy one now, and get a big discount…
GM’s discounts on the Volt are more than four times the industry’s per-vehicle average, according to TrueCar estimates. Edmunds.com and J.D. Power and Associates say they’re about three times the average. Discounts include low-interest financing, cash discounts to buyers, sales bonuses to dealers, and subsidized leases.
And Toyota is right behind. They are getting rid of their electric cars:
“The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society’s needs, whether it may be the distance the cars can run, or the costs, or how it takes a long time to charge,” said, Uchiyamada, who spearheaded Toyota’s development of the Prius hybrid in the 1990s.
How do you like that? It took those two companies THIS long to figure that nobody was going to buy a car that had to be charged every 50 miles, and plugged in?
What? The Japanese are just as stupid as GM?
I don’t know which company is more lame. Toyota didn’t need an electric car, and it doesn’t make me feel any better that these great minds running the world are such idiots.
Nevertheless…don’t think they’ve given up. Remember…they passed Obamacare, which now means that our government can force us to buy anything, according to the Supreme Court.
I expect that IF Obama is kept in office, we will see….
Nissan aims to offer its electric cars globally by 2012, in its long-term plan.
Nobody plans to put my mandated electric car on top of my house at Christmas time, with a Big Santa Claus sitting in the seat, decorated and lit up with my finest Christmas bulbs…
And then…I plan to vacuum.
The INDIANS brought a bumper crop of corn. CORN. Who doesn’t like corn? It feeds the world, and the corn here in the United States has been feeding the world for quite some time now.
When President George W. Bush said he was going to give money to the farmers to develop FUEL out of corn instead of using it for food, let’s just say, I thought he was drinking again. Hourly. Hard Vodka.
Really? Haven’t we been hearing from the acid trippers who grew up and took over the country that there are just too many people in the world?
The world’s population is growing so, therefore, we need more food. And the U.S. government mandated to make that corn into ethanol.
The outcry from our Congress on the suggestion that we take our nation’s food and make it into fuel was so strong and powerful, it was like a shot heard round the world!
Well, that’s because…it didn’t happen. Nobody even peeped.
Thanks to the ethanol mandate, more than 40 percent of the nation’s corn crop now goes into the production of a useless fuel that hardly anyone would buy if the government didn’t require it. That’s up from just 17 percent in 2005, before the mandate went into effect. Only 36 percent of the corn crop now goes for feed, and 24 percent goes for food. The higher corn prices caused by the mandate and the drought have also driven up the price of ethanol by 33 percent since May, which means — again, thanks to the mandate — higher gas prices at the pump.
But even environmentalists rejected ethanol long ago, when scientists established that it actually increases carbon and smog emissions.
This excerpt from an email: (Thanks to Tom Beebe)
This is another government program that does more harm and no good. The purpose was to save fuel, however since the ethanol has to be added later, it has to be trucked to the distribution site, (more diesel) then added at that time and trucked again to the local filling stations. With a 10% decrease in gas mileage, it causes a 10 increase in fuel consumption plus the extra cost of manufacturing and distribution of the ethanol. It has caused world food prices to sky rocket, and now with the drought in the mid-west, those costs are going to be even higher. The ethanol business could not survive if it were not for the federal mandate. Another government idea run amuck. Another problem that was mentioned, is that the hoses are rotting and leaking on engines and starting fires. It does seem that more cars are burning up in the last few years.
It turns out gasoline with ethanol does not give as good of a gas mileage as pure gasoline, most are saying a 10% decrease in gas mileage. Plus the ethanol is corrosive to rings pistons and valves over time (decreasing mileage even more), not to even mention the problem of letting set around a while.
So…not only are we paying more for gas, we will be paying more for just about EVERYTHING ELSE, because our politicians are either:
1. Idiots, and are getting greedy paybacks and votes to mandate our food to be turned into useless fuel…
2. Not idiots, because they real agenda is to destroy half the planet, because in doing so, they will all get richer.
3. Both of the above.
Too bad we can’t fire them all.
Why, he’s giving money to all the farmers who lost their crops, because THAT will get their vote!
Face it, he just likes to give out money.
President Barack Obama, campaigning in Iowa today, announced $170 million in government meat purchases to help farmers struck by drought, helping to send hog prices to a one-week high.
The purchase of as much as $100 million of pork, $50 million of chicken, and $10 million each of lamb and catfish come on top of $30 million in assistance announced last week. Farmers and ranchers are struggling with the worst combination of heat and dryness since the 1950s, the administration said.
Add that to the billions of dollars he sent to black farmers (who were not really farmers) and you have a cash cow called the American Taxpayer to help buy you votes.
The Office of the President has gotten WAY too much power.
Maybe we do need a Queen.
Nobody Gets Email:
Here’s a rather interesting email I got a few weeks ago…It’s a copy of a memo written to Valero Employees…a major oil company, and their reaction to Obama’s decision to block oil production in the United States.
Brazil, on the other hand, he’s all for.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
For those of you unfamiliar with Valero, it is an independent oil company based in San Antonio, TX. It owns 2 refineries, but no oil fields–it buys all the oil it refines and processes via contract or on the open market.
Its origin was as a public utility providing natural gas to the city of San Antonio, but it has grown to be a significant gasoline retailer in a good portion of the southeast and southwest, as well as a purveyor of natural gas.
It is a significant economic force in Texas, even in light of the other majors (Shell, Exxon, Mobil, etc.) based in the state. This memo to employees is a realistic insight into the economic importance of the proposed XL pipeline.
Date: January 24, 2012
From: Bill Klesse
Subject: Keystone XL Pipeline Statement
As you know, the Obama administration decided last week to deny TransCanada’s application to ship crude oil via the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Valero has planned to be a shipper and purchaser of that oil since 2008, and obviously we were disappointed in the decision. We issued a statement in response to questions from the media, and I wanted to share it with you in case you get questions from friends or business partners, and so that you would know why Valero supports the Keystone XL pipeline. This is the statement.
Despite the uncertainty and political fighting over the Keystone XL pipeline, Valero has continued to invest in its U.S. refining operation. In 2011 we spent nearly $3 billion on projects, and for 2012 our capital expenditure budget is over $3 billion. These expenditures are keeping our employees on the job and putting additional people to work. To reference two of our refineries, at Port Arthur, Texas, we have 1,600 contractors working on an expansion project, and at St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, we have another 1,000 contractors working on a separate project. We need this kind of economic activity to accelerate to help all Americans.
This illustrates why President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is so absurd. There are pipelines in every neighborhood all across America. The administration’s decision was not about pipelines, it was about the misguided beliefs that Canadian oil sands development should be
stopped and that fossil fuel prices should increase to make alternative energy more attractive.
Instead, we should be impressed with how well the oil sands engineering and recovery technology has advanced, and the economic benefits this development brings. Having more oil available in the marketplace has the potential to lower prices for consumers. As an independent refiner, Valero buys all of the oil we process. Due to the administrations misguided policies, refiners like Valero will have to buy more oil from other sources outside the U.S. and Canada. Consumers will bear the additional shipping cost, not to mention the additional greenhouse gas emissions and political risks.
With all the issues facing our country, it is absolutely unbelievable our federal government says no to a company like TransCanada that is willing to spend over $7 billion and put Americans to work on a pipeline. The administration’s decision throws dirt into the face of our closest ally and largest trading partner.
The point above is that it is not about pipelines as many pipelines cross the Ogallala Aquifer, in the Great Plains region, and, in fact, there is already significant oil and gas production in the area covered by the aquifer.
This is politics at its worst.
The Obama administration wants us all to be in smaller cars. But we will always have big monster trucks on our highways.
(Thank to Pattie)
Here’s a guy who made a pretty good video about the almost criminal hypocrisy of Obama when it comes to gas prices. There are clips from the Democrats when they were running for office, claiming that the whole world was falling apart due to Bush and his high gas prices…but now that they are in office…OH…how they have changed their tune.
High gas prices are good, because…fewer people drive and fewer people will die due to car accidents. They are SO optimistic. (Rreally, they used that word.)
Fewer people will fly too…so who’s life is that going to save? Fewer people will be able to afford food. Whose life is that going to save?
I think they are hoping gas is so high by-election day, fewer people will drive to the polls. That’s part of their plan.
I usually don’t post email during the week, but this one is too good to pass up.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
He may not be Irish, but Newt Gingrich looks like one. Here’s Newt taking apart, word for word, Obama’s speech on energy.
Pull up a green chair, pour yourself a green beer, make yourself a corn beef sandwich, and watch the debate that most likely, you are not going to get to see for real.
Obama used the analogy today that the people who think all his new green energy programs are lame are like the people of old who thought the TV, telephone, and automobile would never work. They think the world is flat.
Nobody Thinks that green energy is more like the leeches theory of old. Remember that theory? The one in which all the doctors thought that by putting the latest medical technology…sucking leeches…on a patient..that the leeches would suck out the “bad” things in the blood that was killing their patients
Taking America off of oil and putting us all on algae, would be much like putting leeches on all our cars. It would kill us…as sure as George Washington died from all those blood sucking doctors who actually thought, they were helping their patient.
Obama’s green energy politics are …not only flat, they are blood sucking, and Newt, in his usual bravado form…makes him look silly.
Nobody Notes: Notice that his wife does not move more than five inches through the whole thing.
Nobody Gets Email
A few day ago, I got this from amfortas in Australia, who sends me the news sometimes before I wake up. I left in his comments, because amfortas, in case you haven’t noticed, has a wonderful sense of humor. (Thanks to amfortas)
The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.
Now the winning bulb is on the market.
The price is $50.
Amfortas said: Wait, what? The $50 bulb was the winner? What lost? A bulb powered by the hoofbeats of unicorns?
From the Conservative Daily News:
By DJ Redman
All of this idiocy and blatant government stupidity, (not to mention the theft of taxpayer dollars under the guise of a “prize”) is brought to you by Barack Obama’s Liberal-lunatic appointee, Steven Chu. Does America really want four more years of this Liberal-lunacy? Note. Should Energy Chief Chu not understand the title of this opinion piece, here is a clue. It involves a place where the sun doesn’t shine.
What would you prefer? Would you like to get up in the morning, hook your car up to a few minutes of compressed air, at a few pennies of cost, or would you like to go miles out of your way to fill up your car with the new government mandated bio-fuel: Algae? It will only cost you about $38 dollars a gallon…(that’s before tax) That’s not so bad now, is it? If Obama is re-elected, not only will some 13 panel control freaks in Washington decide if they will allow you to live if you get cancer after 50, you might have to pay outlandish prices for Obama’s new mandated energy biofuel just to get to the hospital.
Obama, and his Energy Secretary Steven Chu, have decided that America can’t drill for oil, even though Obama has given the go ahead to Mexico and China to drill off our coasts. They both dished the recent Keystone oil pipeline from Canada, because they both believe that we are killing the planet with our emissions. Chu admits we can’t do anything about China’s pollution.(Chu calls them the gorilla in theroom) —but they are making themselves feel better, they are determined to make Americans stop using gas.
WHY? Because they, and all their liberal friends are going to make trillions off it. Steven Chu has plans to be the new Rockefeller of bio-algae. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Steve after all, belongs to the Design the Future think-tank with all the other global alarmists who have decided to make a lot of money selling us solar panels, windmills, and now…algae.
Newt and Sarah Palin should be talking about this new insanity. Well, Newt did— but can we trust Newt? Forget corn…they can grow algae and make much more money off of it. Why? Well, for one thing, to save all those solar energy companies they have invested it. You see– algae grows best with …wait for it…wait for it……………….SOLAR PANELS!!
(Who decided that I wonder?)
Let’s talk about algae: first and foremost : know you enemy. Steven Chu, the man who gave the billions to Solyendra, has spent his life in academia. You know, those places that give out Nobel Peace Prizes to Presidents that bomb countries, and men who can cool atoms?
I’ve always wanted my atoms cooled, how about you?
As you can see by the video above, it took one engineer to develop a car that runs on compressed air. FREE compressed air. NO polluting emission. Just imagine what would happen if the inventors of the world put their heads together, and further expanded on this idea.
Minority Report? Jetsons? Come on…haven’t we been dreaming about air cars forever?
In a free market system, that’s what would be happening. But…the elites have been working night and day to get rid of that free market systems…where the lone inventor can invent something that changes the world. NO…globalization is where governments pick and choose who gets to manufacture what, and where they can manufacture it, and for whom. Unless your inventing something for the internet. Then…they let you get rich, because eventually, they plan to take it over.
The inventor of the air car, and his immediate investors would make the money…NOT the big liberal gurus like Al Gore and Chu who would not get a penny. Not to mention, they couldn’t take trillions of taxpayers’ dollars and give it to all the universities to keep the big academia of corruption going– could they now?
U.S. universities which are working on producing oil for algae include: The University of Arizona, University of Illinois, University of California, University of Texas, University of Maine, University of Kansas, The College of William and Mary, Northern Illinois University, University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Old Dominion University, Utah State University, New Mexico State University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The University of Georgia…and…uh….just how many Universities does it take to put one algae on the head of a pin?
They are already throwing billions of taxpayers’ dollars at this..and why? This is Steven Chu idea. In the future he says, special varieties of high glucose plants would be grown in the tropics. processed, and then the chemical would be shipped around like oil is today to other countries. The St. Petersburg Times has stated that Chu’s concept “shows vision on the scale needed to deal with global warming.”
Chu wants to be the new Green Global BP rich man of the world. And don’t you want to see who’s going to get on the ground floor of this? Notice that in this video below that Obama makes it sound like we can just do this in our country. Chu wants to develop in the tropics. (Who’s going to win?)
But not so fast space cadets… there is lots of problems: The difficulties in efficient biodiesel production from algae lie in finding an algal strain, with a combination of high lipid content and fast growth rate, that isn’t too difficult to harvest; and a cost-effective cultivation system (i.e., type of photo bioreactor) that is best suited to that strain. There is also a need to provide concentrated CO2 to increase the rate of production. Open-pond systems for the most part have been given up for the cultivation of algae with high-oil content.
Oh…so Obama is just teasing us about this stuff can be taken from anywhere? Yep.
Most companies pursuing algae as a source of biofuels are pumping nutrient-laden water through plastic or borosilicate glass tubes that are exposed to sunlight and so called photo bioreactors or PBR. Running a PBR is more difficult than an open pond and more costly but more effective.
You can’t use waste water because it cannot feed algae directly and must first be processed by bacteria, or it could contaminate the algae. You have to clean and sterilize. Ocean water is not good either. Metals and other stuff can corrupt the algae.
Whereas technical problems, such as harvesting, are being addressed successfully by the industry, the high up-front investment of algae-to-biofuels facilities is seen by many as a major obstacle to the success of this technology. Only few studies on the economic viability are publicly available, and must often rely on the little data (often only engineering estimates) available in the public domain. The group found that capital cost, labor cost and operational costs (fertilizer, electricity, etc.) by themselves are too high for algae biofuels to be cost-competitive with conventional fuels.
Do you see another Solyndra here? Everyone told them NOT to invest, but Obama kept on going. Do you see WHY now? Pond scum visions of world domination…it’s enough to make you wince. Like global warming…there are hundreds of scientists who will argue that algae has great potential, but they are almost all of them making a nice living off of government grants.
Nobody Thinks that one man, with determinations, can do more for the world than a handful of corrupt pond scum elites who see a way to buy their own fortune.
This time the redistribution is going to the top. Would you rather breathe the creativity of clean cool air, or follow the money to the top of the pond scum, and smell the stench of infinite greed?
Chu wants to be Rockefeller…Nobody Hopes he stays in the pond with Kermit.
I had a busy day today, but someone sent this to me, and I thought it was worth posting.
The world ahead is going to be so totally awesome if they really make this stuff happen, but…I STILL like the old fashion book.
Enjoy! (Thanks to several…and to JR and Pat)
“The Floridians, when they travel, have a kind of herb dried (tobacco) which, with a cane and an earthen cup in the end, with fire, and the dried herbs put together, do suck through the cane the smoke thereof, which smoke satisfies their hunger; and therewith they live four or five days without meat or drink; and this all the Frenchmen used for this purpose.”
“There’s no significant threat to the United States from the radiation from this area. And, in fact, I would argue the people in the United States who are buying iodine pills ought to save them for the people in Japan. The people in Japan need them.”
Sorry, I’m not sending mine. Years ago, I saw a doctor on Fox news say that everyone should have a bottle of KI’s (Potassium Iodide) in their closet. I bought three bottles. I gave one to my son, who said, “Come on mom…if we get hit by a nuclear blast, I’ll be dead. You worry too much.”