President Addresses Nation On ISIS, Beheading

President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office to announce the beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, by ISIS. He said ISIS is a terror group whose goal is to set up an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, enforcing strict Sharia law that includes killing of anyone that opposes them, including infants, women, and children. He also noted that ISIS has already taken over vast portions of Iraq and Syria as part of their goal.

He told the American people the bad news, that ISIS has declared war on the United States, and has threatened to kill more Americans if we keep on attacking them. As Commander-in-Chief, he expressed confidence that the United States will take the war to ISIS with all the military might we, and our coalition of the willing, have, wherever they are, and get the job done. He said he “will not rest” until ISIS has been killed.

The empty chair and desk. Together again.

Oh Wait! No he didn’t.

World To Obama, Ease U.S. Oil Export Ban

Mmm, lub me some ultra-light, sweet crude.

President Obama is facing growing international pressure to ease the long-standing ban on crude oil and natural gas exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

10 Most Expensive Avg Gas Prices-7-28
It was $1.84 per gallon in January 2009.

Never ceases to amaze me how the president must be drug screaming and kicking to the oil independence table that will create high-paying jobs (mostly union jobs), lower the cost of fuel, food, and transportation, stimulate the economy, as well as the family incomes that have been falling ever since his “recovery” began.

If the president had any balls at all, he’d be the first one calling for this. More than any sanctions he could muster against Putin’s Russia, having the ability to lower the price of crude worldwide would be the most effective pressure he could put on Putin because Russia’s economy is totally driven by oil and natural gas.

It should be a no-brainer. Americans, Europeans, Asians would all benefit from increased availability and lower energy cost. Then again, we’re dealing with Barack Obama and the greenies.

Link: Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban