Saturday, March 12, 2011

Why Isn't Obama and the Democratic Party Condemning the Violent Rhetoric Coming From The Unions and OFA?

We're still waiting for President Obama to condemn the violent rhetoric coming from the union bosses and Organizing for America. I think people need to start pointing this fact out to their friends and family. Or the guy at the pump bitching about gas prices.

We all know this isn't going to happen so we should feel free to point out the hypocrisy,double standards,violence and destruction cause by these left-wing organizations. If you want to know what bothers liberals just look at their own talking points and use them against them. You have to have fun with these liberals, they beg for it.

When the liberals start using the Japan earthquake to shut down future nuclear energy debates here in this country. Remind them that under their idiotic logic they should shut down all thoughts of high speed rail for what happened in Japan. It's OK to point and laugh at them when you point out how mental their thinking is. Don't forget to point out that we should throw out liberal ideology because it's failures. But they never use their illogical logic on themselves. That is what "social justice" is for. Without "social justice" they're held by the same standards as everyone else. The truth has no agenda.

Video: Police detain a union operative in Wisconsin for vandalism

The president has called for a new civility. One union operative in Madison, Wisconsin didn't get the message as the video shows.

As one person on the video says, union activists are not nice people.

Massive Anti-Taxpayer Protest In Madison,WI And No One Cares

Anti-Taxpayer protester are pouring into Wisconsin State Capitol today. I'm not sure if it is massive yet but that is how the left-wing and unions are selling it so I'll give that to them. As far as I'm concerned they could have a million strong in Madison. No one will care. See this "massive" anti-taxpayer protest is being overshadowed by the biggest disaster in Japan's history. It really does suck to be a protester today. All that money and effort to have this "massive" protest and it will end up going off like a firecracker in Lybia. No one will notice it.

I hope these protesters have fun and don't destroy anything to get attention. If the protesters get violent and destructive they will get noticed. But it will be in a bad way and they don't want that. I'll make sure I give these anti-taxpayer protesters get some attention on this blog. I'll wait and cover the aftermath. I'm sure the protesters can give us at least a 5.1 on the Rickter Scale. I just hope they don't make Madison look like Tokyo to get attention.

Anger At The Pump. How To Have Fun While Pumping

It sucks filling up my tank. I hate it. I hate that all that money is going to countries that hate us instead of in our own countryman's pockets.

I'm going to tell you how you can have some fun at the pumps. I did this the last time I filled up a couple of days ago. As I was pumping up my car at the gas station there was a man filling up his SUV. He happened to be black. All I had to say is, "this sucks". He said he is "pissed at how much gas is". It soon turned into a comedy show as others chimed in to the bitch fest. People want to blame someone and this is the perfect time to vent. When I was done teaching him how it's Obama's and the Democratic Parties fault for not drilling here and now this guy and the others were pissed. And the funny thing is they all had heard about the lack of new drilling since Obama took office. They knew he shut down oil drilling after the Deep water Horizon and stopped giving permites for any new drilling.

People thought the Democratic Party and Obama were going to make things better. That is what they said they would do. People aren't dumb. They see reality even when the Democrats spin it. And everyone is pissed at gas prices. Take that opportunity to educate and ventilate on who is to blame. You will be suprised at how receptive people are at that moment. A little nudge is all most people need when they are paying at the pump. Have fun. I know I do. It still sucks to fill my car up but I'll make the best out of it.

Was Obama Fibbing About Oil Production?

The President took to the bully pulpit for a presser covering a wide range of topics including the Japanese earthquake and the situation in Libya. He also took time out to make a rather curious claim about US oil supplies.
“We’re adapting. We’re producing more oil, and we’re importing less,” he remarked.
“Now, the hard truth is, is that as long as our economy depends on foreign oil, we’ll always be subject to price spikes,” he noted.
He indicated that “our oil production reached its highest level in seven years. Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high,” adding that “for the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of what we consumed.”
That’s an interesting claim, particularly given Hot Air’s coverage of the subject just prior to the press event. But record setting production would certainly be good news, wouldn’t it? Sadly, it seems that the President was basing his claims on some recent comments by Ken Salazar. While they sound great on paper, Ken was talking about the total number of oil rigs in the gulf, not the total amount of oil being produced. Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute attempts to straighten out the math for the Oil Analyst in Chief.
Salazar’s numbers distort the true number of working rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Baker Hughes:
  • Four days before the Deepwater Horizon accident there were 55 rotary rigs actually drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • On May 28, 2010, when the administration announced the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, there were 46 rotary rigs operating in the Gulf.
  • Last week, 25 rotary rigs were operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
So the fact that there is an “all-time high” number of rigs in the Gulf ignores the fact that most of those rigs are not working. Claiming an increase in idle rigs in the Gulf as a success story is like claiming the job market is great because a lot of people are unemployed and available to work.
With all due respect to API, a better analagy would be to have a poultry farmer claiming that egg production was at an all time high based on the number of chickens he has, regardless of the fact that more than half the hens have stopped laying. But in fairness to America’s poultry farmers, your average chicken doesn’t have to wait for a permit from the federal government before dropping more eggs in the nest.
The president needs to go back and do a bit more work on his math. Or possibly pardon a few chickens. Perhaps the new media meme for 2011 could be the one put forward by a good friend of Hot Air on Twitter. So… “Obama lied, Gulf oil workers cried”?
Update (Ed): Over at American Solutions, Steve Everley debunks a few more claims from Obama:
  • “We can’t escape the fact that we control only 2% of the world’s oil.” This is a common refrain among anti-drilling Democrats and environmentalists, and it’s repeated enough that many people accept it as true. In reality, it’s 100% false. The number comes from a highly conservative estimate from the Energy Information Administration totaling America’s proven reserves where we are already drilling. It does not include the 10 billion barrels available in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It does not include most of the 86 billion barrels available offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf, most of which President Obama has placed under an executive drilling ban. And it does not include the 800 billion barrels of oil we have locked in shale in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Those shale resources alone are actually three times larger than the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia, so the claim that the U.S. only has 2% of the world’s oil is clearly false.
  • “Industry holds leases on tens of millions of acres both offshore and on land where they aren’t producing a thing.” President Obama adds to this whopper by saying he wants to “encourage companies to produce [on] the leases they hold.” While this sounds like a common sense fix, it’s actually just blind rhetoric reserved only for people with a shocking ignorance of drilling. You can read more about this here and here, but it basically boils down to this: A lease is for exploration and production, not just production, and because oil is not equally distributed across the globe, one parcel of leased acreage may not hold any oil. Moreover, due to the circuitous and needlessly complicated permitting process, it can take years for companies who own a lease to complete their exploration activities. To get to the production phase, it could take as long as ten years. Ironically, President Obama wants to tax companies for not producing on their leases, even if the federal government’s refusal to grant permits is the reason why those companies are not drilling.
  • “Last year…our oil production reached its highest level in 7 years.” This is pure spin. President Obama is deliberately trying to take credit for actions unrelated to his policies. The increased level of production is due to the actions of previous administrations and production in the Dakotas where most drilling is occurring on private land. By contrast, the Energy Information Administration projects that there will be a decline in production of 220,000 barrels of domestic oil per day in 2011, and in 2012 America will produce 150 million fewer barrels in the Gulf of Mexico, all because of President Obama’s policies to discourage or ban domestic drilling. In addition, President Obama’s drilling moratorium (and subsequent refusal to issue drilling permits) has forced at least 7 rigs to leave the Gulf and sign contracts in other countries, taking much needed jobs and revenue with them.
Remember when Presidents held press conferences to clarify issues?

Isn't it great that Obama is taking credit for something he had nothing to do with? This gives us even more proof that Obama is enept. It's no wonder this country is in the shape that it is.