Obama’s Gulf Disaster Speech

Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night was true to form to what he knows and how he operates. And some of his staunchest supporters are beginning to have some buyers remorse. He isn’t turning out to be what they thought they voted for.

I could have told you what he was going to say before he said it. Oh that’s right, I did.

Testing someone in a crisis does reveal a lot about what one knows and how they operate. Where THE ONE is concerned, he knows to appoint commissions and tell people to fix the problem and ‘report back to me.’ We’re all witnessing the consequences of taking a chance on electing a chief executive that has no executive experience.

Last night’s speech brought nothing new to the table. BP will pay for all damage$. He has said that before and so has BP’s Tony Hayward.

He used the crisis to advance his cap and trade agenda. That’s how community organizers will operate. Though advancing an agenda is also his job, the Gulf disaster speech is not the place and time for it. The never-ending campaign rolls on.

He used Bush’s ridiculous statement about us being ‘addicted’ to oil and fossil fuels for energy. We are no more addicted to fossil fuels than we are addicted to the air we breathe or the blood in our veins. He doesn’t understand the reality that petroleum is the blood of the world’s economy. He doesn’t (or won’t) understand that petroleum is used for more than gas in our cars or energy production.

Where energy is concerned, about half of our electricity is produced by coal, another fossil fuel. And in all his talk about clean energy and wind and solar, industries that are really still in their infancy, he does not even bring up nuclear, making it patently obvious that solving our energy needs take second seat to his cap and trade agenda which is nothing more than taxing energy producers and energy consumers, making everything we do and buy, including our electric bills, more expensive while putting the government’s foot on the neck of the industries we need. A-la community organizer, not chief executive.

A discussion on the merits (?) of cap and trade is for another topic, but is only relevant here to the point that he brought it up in his speech last night. Well, he more than brought it up. He made it his focus.

New Jersey Delays Medical Marijuana 90 Days

New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) has requested a postponement of six to 12 months to ensure that proper regulations and controls could be put in place.

Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D., Linden) said Wednesday he intends to introduce legislation Monday to grant the state 90 more days to implement the medical marijuana law, which was supposed to go into effect in July with marijuana distribution to start by October.

Link: N.J. medical marijuana to be delayed | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/16/2010.

Who Is The Most Dangerous Man To America?

If you are thinking of Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or the president of North Korea Kim Jong IL,  or BP’s CEO Tony Hayward, it’s not your fault. That would be the desired reaction by any sleight of hand magician who has you looking at his right hand while his left hand is removing your wristwatch. The magician of whom I speak is our own President, Barack Obama.

His agenda to remake America and, in his mind, become America’s new founding father is the reason the tea party movement has surfaced. And rather than deal with their heartfelt objection to his policies, his disciples simply discount them as racists.

His eighteen months in office has not been a string of coincidences to fundamentally change the role of the federal government, to expand the size of government, to control and usurp private sector industries, and expand ‘social justice’ by owing America’s future to China. Not to mention dismantling our global military defense and foreign policy strategy.

His Gulf Coast tour to talk about the oil disaster in the Gulf is not designed to ‘feel our pain.’  It is just another coincidence, along the line of Rule 1, to advance an ‘energy policy’ called Cap and Trade.

The evidence of this comes directly from the most dangerous man TO America himself in this email I received this morning, during his visit to Pensacola.

Ross —

The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation’s history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That’s one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than two percent of the world’s oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month — including many in dangerous and unstable regions.

In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything — from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks — more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy — and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.

There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf — we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.

The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate — a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans — that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.

So I’m asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.

Please add your name to mine:


Thank you,

President Barack Obama

The magic show is on.

Iranian Cleric Calling For Nukes

The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a public call for producing the ‘special weapons that are a monopoly of a few nations.’ Referring of course to nuclear weapons.

In a book written in 2005 and reprinted last year, Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi wrote that Iran ‘should not deprive itself’ of the right to produce these “special weapons.”

This radical cleric claims that Islamic teachings justify acquiring nuclear weapons. Other clerics say just the opposite. Problem is, this guy has the ear of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is making preparations for the 12th Imam.

Yazdi’s hardline views, including devotion to the Mahdi, a messiah-like figure to reappear ahead of judgement day, have had a strong impact on Ahmadinejad, who shows him more respect than any other senior cleric.

Here’s hoping that Israel delivers a 4th of July present to Ahmadinejad via an attack on his nuclear enrichment and weapons sites.

Link: Iran cleric wants ‘special weapons’ to deter enemy

Obama Raising Ire Of GOP?

In his usual cynical community-organizer kind of way, President Obama echoed the talking points from the George Soros wing of the Democratic party. Responding to criticism of his handling of the largest oil leak in the country’s history, from even the legacy media now, President Obama quipped that if he stepped up and took charge, or gave the appearance of taking charge, that he might raise the ire of the GOP.

The line from Progressives/Liberals, in order to not have to respond to the criticism, is to simply say that Republicans are being hypocritical in denouncing government control on one hand and criticizing the administration for not taking control of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the other.

It is a cute talking point for the lemmings, but does not hold up to an honest examination of the facts.

The federal government’s only responsibility is to preserve and protect this country, it’s people, and its constitution. That’s why Haley Barbour (R-MS), Rick Perry (R-TX), and Bobby Jindal (R-LA) expect the government to step up. This is a national disaster after all.

This is a case where the federal government ought to be taking actions to remedy. Not by pointing blame and sending in lawyers. Not by photo ops on Pensacola beach. Not by delaying approval for Gov. Jindal (R-LA) to actually DO something to help protect his state. And  not by demonizing a company that supports the  livelihood, pension and retirement plans of thousands of Americans and a large percentage of Brits. Not by refusing help from other countries and business entities around the world.

The president’s inaction is indicative of a person with no executive experience who is in way over his head. Lucky (?) for him though, his inaction does allow more damage to be done and more cat calls from the peanut gallery to advance his Cap and Trade agenda.

Rahm Emanual’s Rule 1

“Never allow a crisis to go to waste,” Mr. Emanuel said in an interview on Sunday. “They are opportunities to do big things.”

What they don’t want? the federal government to do is to tell everyone how to run their lives, what kind of car to make, where to go for health insurance, and forcing you to buy some (or face a penalty). Let’s see, run automobile companies, nationalizing private sector businesses and industries, dictating how much pay a company can pay their executives. You know, all the stuff that the the government is doing that it has no authority to do.

See the difference?

Blogger Flees Iran, To London

The blogger who sent the image of a dying protester, Neda Agha-Solta,  around the world a year ago has just arrived in London after fleeing Iran via Turkey.

Neda Agha-Soltan
Sayeed Valadbaygi helped make Neda Agha-Solta a symbol of the protest movement through a film of her death on street of Tehran.

Sayeed Valadbaygi thinks the UN sanctions are not enough. Ahmadinejad and his colleagues should be ostracised by all governments, he believes.

“We need change in Iran,” he said. “We want a proper system of government, elected by the people, for the people. I want to breathe, to speak freely. I want to be able to walk down a street holding my girlfriend’s hand.”

The United States ought to be doing whatever it can to help Sayeed and the opposition movement in Iran. It is unfortunate for the cause of freedom and human rights that we have a president with no guts to help. On the international stage, it’s called voting ‘present,’ just like he did when he was a U.S. senator.

Link: Blogger Sayeed Valadbaygi who alerted world to Iran’s brutal crackdown flees to London – Times Online.

Saudi Arabia Gives Israel Air Space

Where Israel is concerned, this is how an ally for a lasting peace in the Middle East should behave . Permitting Israel to protect itself from a nuclear armed Iran will not only protect Israel but the rest of the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia gets it.

Today’s news is chock full of lessons for the Obama administration and the United Nations who are suffering from the political correct illness of denial where Iran is concerned.

Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal.

In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran.

It’s not about oil. It’s about survival.

Link:  Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites – Times Online.

Muslim Militants Still Beheading

This should be required reading for White House assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism John Brennan, U.S. Attorney General  Eric Holder, and their boss President Barack Obama.

Al-Qaida-linked militants beheaded three loggers in the Philippines in apparent retaliation for government offensives in the country’s south, security officials said Sunday.

The killings were carried out as the country celebrated its 112th Independence Day, the latest in a series of terror acts by the Abu Sayyaf insurgency to mark the holiday.

Three loggers, who happen to be Christians, get their heads cut off by (listen up you three) Islamofascists, Terrorists, Muslim Extremists, aka, the enemy of the civilized world who need to be kept and treated as enemy combatants, not criminals.

For this enemy, beheading non-believers has become their version of setting off fireworks for the holiday.

Link: Muslim militants behead 3 Filipino loggers

Chavez To Jail TV Station Owner

Not to be upstaged by President Obama’s taking over of one industry after another, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (the hemisphere’s idiot) has put out arrest warrants for the owner and his son of the last TV station in the country that ‘takes a critical line’ against Chavez and his regime.

Red flag moment!

We now know that, for all practical purposes, this administration’s definition of the word ‘bailout’ has become synonymous with the terms ‘takeover’ or ‘nationalize.’

We also know the propensity for President Obama to mimic the actions of Hugo Chavez.

Understand now what the Hugo Chavez version of reinventing the media means. Given free reign, don’t think for a New York minute that Obama woudn’t just love to control the media like his socialist soulmate Hugo. Why, to a Progressive, what could be better than a high-paying, Cadillac benefit, union job like that?

Link: TV channel owner ordered arrested in Venezuela