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Mar 22 2012

Open Thread


By Jon McNaughton. On tips from Dan Feely, J, Andrea, and Bob Roberts.

56 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Bob Roberts says:

    If there is anything Obama has done consistently, it is lie about American fossil fuel resources.

    Worse than that, everyone in the industry knows he’s lying through his teeth.

    His typical line is that we have no choice but to throw billions to his cronies, donors and “bundlers” who run “green” energy companies because, according to him, we only have 2% of the world’s oil reserves yet we consume 20% of the world’s oil.

    Even the media is beginning to tire of his lying and is calling him on it.

    What we classify as “reserves” is petroleum that can profitably be recovered at today’s prices, without violating the crippling laws, regulations and restrictions imposed by Democrats over the years that put all of our most promising potential fields off limits – other countries don’t use this ridiculous method but rather use a more realistic estimate of what is actually there, and they include everything in their totals.

    In a too typical display of circular logic, since the Democrats have done their best to make ANWR off limits forever, our “reserves” don’t include what’s there and, if this were to change, if all the areas Democrats have made “off limits” were to be considered, our reserves would expand exponentially over night and we would be recognized as a major potential producer of petroleum.

    Everyone in the business knows that every time Obama says we have only 2% of world reserves, he’s lying his A$$ off. One wonders why a more concerted effort isn’t made to call him on it.

    Everyone in the business knows that the U.S. has AT LEAST 60 times the oil Obama claims.

    What other lies is Obama peddling? That he’s bullish on building the pipelines we need to become more energy independent and actually be able to exert signficant effect on prices of oil and it’s derivative products. Yet the most critical pipeline we need now, the Keystone northern segment from Canada, he’s done everything he can to delay and block.

    Obama lies and claims he’s doing all he can to spur U.S. oil production. The truth? Federal oil production represents 7.5 percent of the total oil produced from all U.S. lands in 2011, despite the fact that the federal government owns more than 30 percent of the lands with oil producing potential.

    Despite his lies, the truth comes out. Under Obama, production on federal lands has plummeted, cratered! Oil production on federal lands is down 13 percent this year under the Obama administration. Natural gas production is at a 9 year low.

    Obama tries to paint a dire picture, presenting the usual “peak oil” lies as fact despite what his administration knows: We have 200 years of supply at current rates of use. If we build Keystone we will have much, much more without going beyond North America.

    All Obama had to do was approve Keystone and we would have added 20,000 jobs and 700,000 barrels of Canadian oil, more than twice what was produced on federal onshore lands last year.

    Meanwhile, Obama boasts that he’s cutting the red tape on a pipeline he has no control over!

    For more than three years Obama has delayed and denied permits, now, suddenly, he’s “got religion” and throwing in with Sara Palin?


  2. Bob Roberts says:

    Liberals win another round.

    They’ve significantly altered the meaning of another important section of the Constitution and no doubt have created a potential tsunami of litigation to overwhelm our already swamped courts, which are already facing closures due to budget issues.

    The liberal wing of the court, in an opinion written by Kennedy, states:

    ““Ninety-seven percent of federal convictions and ninety-four percent of state convictions are the result of guilty pleas”.

    Yeah, because they knew they were guilty and they admitted it. Suddenly the fact their counsel couldn’t get the prosecution, who also knew they were guilty and wasn’t about to cut them a deal as a result, to make them a sweet offer becomes a reason for endless appeals.

    MADNESS! All part of the left’s overall plan to bring all branches of government to a condition of bankrupt paralysis.

    After all, they know that if they can cause a crisis, they can take advantage of it.

  3. Bob Roberts says:

    Now let’s see if lao can do anything better than bring up an insignificant misquote by Carl Rove, missed by editors due to it’s complete insignificance, or maybe this time he will spin totally into lao-in-space land over a hasty and misconstrued comment made by one of the staff members of a GOP candidate for President.

    I’m betting he’ll stay true to form and bring up silly, inconsequential things that have no significant impact on the country or the people.

  4. Scott says:

    Noted and respected Biblical scholar and Christian role model, Jimmy Carter, released new book on Biblical questions

    Did I say ‘Biblical scholar and Christian role model’… I meant moral-equivalence groveling dhimmi and soon-to-be second worst President ever who attempted to diilute the influence of the Southern Baptist Convention with his and Bubba’s own ‘alternative’ group.

  5. Jimbo says:

    The perfect picture of a delusional liberal idiot:
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Obamacare facilitates the type of “liberation” that the “Founders had in mind” because it allows you to quit your job and become a “photographer,” a “writer,” a “musician”–or “whatever.”

    There’s not a lot I can add to the totally lunacy of the liberal’s most powerful woman.

    I have two questions:
    1. How does an idiot like this remember to breath?
    2. How can someone as stupid as this bitch read the minds of people who have been dead for 200 years? Did the Founding Fathers write secret code between the lines in the Constitution that only silly delusional liberal pissants can read?

  6. Jimbo says:

    @ Scott – Good catch.

    Jimmy Carter, who was an ordained Baptist minister, quit the Baptist church (before he was booted) because it taught the Bible. He represents Baptists like Hitler represents Jews.

    Jimmy “Jew-Hater” Carter has no place speaking for any Christian.

  7. Bob Roberts says:

    Scott says: March 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    soon-to-be second worst President ever
    I think it’s fair to say Obama already has the 1st place title.

  8. Bob Roberts says:

    Jimbo says: March 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    More important, who is brain dead enough to vote for her and her ilk?

    Sadly, California is populated by zombies who do just that year after year.

    It’s worse than horrible because they have no will of their own. You see them sometimes… wandering around… dead eyes… Not knowing what they do… not caring.

    You mean like Democrats?

  9. Bob Roberts says:

    OOPS, don’t mind the extra/duplicate links please! Got interrupted again.

  10. Red Dawn says:

    No doubt about it. Stand up, stand strong, stand now.

  11. AC says:

    Remember when liberals raged at George Bush for holding anti-terror intel for 180 days?

    Marxist ferret Eric Holder just approved a change to five year retention for information of no relevance

    How else will they compile a register of Kulaks?

  12. AC says:

    Student loan debt tops $1 trillion

    Obama generation, enjoy your hope and chains.

  13. AC says:

    As suspected, a moonbat idol drug addict died from cocaine abuse.

    If liberals get pissed at gun manufacturers for selling guns used in murders, does this mean they’ll finally get pissed at the Mexican drug cartels flooding our streets with poison? I won’t be holding my breath.

  14. AC says:

    Miami Occucommie infestation threatens to set new record for moonbattery, dethrone San Franfreakshow

    Brought to you courtesy of a trust fund fuckup and brown acid enthusiast known as Señor Paz.

    It’s six pages, but a good read. I didn’t know this degree of moonbattery was even possible, and I’ve seen some pretty weird shit watching the Dead.

  15. AC says:

    Follow-up: The racist who went postal in the FAU classroom has been Baker acted. No link, I heard it from a friend in Boca.

  16. Tim from TK says:

    OWSer lone nut agent provocateur jokingly hits another in head with hyperbolic axe. Peacefully, though, over a drum circle dispute:

  17. Jimbo says:

    Bob Roberts says: March 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    OOPS, don’t mind the extra/duplicate links please! Got interrupted again.

    For a minute, there, I thought that read “God interrupted again…” I was going to ask if He had your phone #… LOL! Time for bed.

  18. IslandLifer says:

    AC @ 10:16
    You ain’t kidding. Cockroaches. The subhuman trash that will start the street anarchy. Minds fried beyond saving. Violent but very weak. They exist in dark alleys and empty industrial areas in every major city but in Miami the mindless savior whose $ is running out sure has given them their peace city alright. More like hell in S FLA.

  19. Val says:

    Remember when Obama called himself “the 4th best President ever?”
    Now, Mrs. Pelosi said Obamacare is covered by Declaration of Independence:

    Are they delusional or in drugs?

  20. Val says:

    *on drugs!

  21. Smorfia48 says:

    AC says: March 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    A story about Occupy? Does it have inappropriate shitting in it, you ask?

    “They poop on the walls,” she says, stifling a gag as she steps over stinking piles on the pavement. “They poop in the back of the building and wipe themselves with socks.”

    You betcha!

    Occupy: trust the fundamental transformation of your culture, nation and economy to a mob of junkies who can’t operate a toilet properly.

  22. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    The White house attempts to expand contraceptive mandate internationally through bully tactics

    But that in 14 years of doing this work he could “not recall a single instance of a chairman’s text being forced upon the negotiators.”

  23. Kevin R. says:

    Val @ 3:38,

    Pelosi’s interpretation of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is the Marxist interpretation.

    The purpose of the socialist state according to Marx, is that when the state controls the means of production the people are then liberated and can pursue all of their interests unencumbered. Nancy Pelosi is a Marxist. Here she is speaking practically directly from Marx.

  24. whotothewhat says:

    Their are still some sane High Schools left in America.
    Not all kids are being brainwashed by moonbattery.

    Wis. High School Students Drown Out Pro-Union Protesters With Chants of ‘Stand With Walker’

    Of course the Union Goons are not happy about it.

    Sheboygan Lutheran students surprised at furor over Wisconsin state Capitol visit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

  25. Sam Adams says:

    Bob Roberts says:
    March 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    If there is anything Obama has done consistently, it is lie about American fossil fuel resources.

    Worse than that, everyone in the industry knows he’s lying through his teeth.

    Lao continues to claim that oil supply has nothing to do with the price that we pay for gas at the pump, citing a statistical study to that effect.

    I note that while democrats claim there is no relationship between drilling at home and the price we pay, their response to high gas prices is to plead with Saudi Arabia to pump more oil.

    So let me understand the logic of this position. Saudi Arabia pumping more oil will bring down gas prices, but drilling for more oil in the US won’t?

    How does that work?

    Are you talking about the fact that starting to drill for oil today won’t produce enough oil by the first of November to help Obama’s election chances?

  26. StanInTexas says:

    Sam, you are making a mistake in your post. You are pre-supposing that Liberals are capable of looking at an issue with any level of logic and consistency.

    Action or rumor of action in the Middle East can make oil prices rise and fall OVERNIGHT. But the US opening areas from drilling, actually beginning drilling operations, or building new refineries will have no affect on oil prices for TEN YEARS?????

    Loa and his ilk are so disconnected from reality that taking both sides of a single issue actually makes sense to them!

  27. Sam Adams says:

    So we have an election upcoming. At the end of the day, it looks pretty sure that it will be Mitt versus Barack.

    How are the evangelicals in the south going to vote? Right now they can support Santorum, but he isn’t going to make it to the general. So they/we are stuck.

    Of course Santorum and Gingrich are hoping for a brokered convention, but the republicans not having a nominee by June or so will mean that there simply isn’t enough time to get out their message for their eventual candidate.

    So they/we are left with a Mormon versus a Muslim. Of course Mormons claim to be Christians, but a lot of evangelicals claim that Mormons aren’t. Barack claims to be a Christian (while attending rev. Wright’s church with its most particular brand of Christianity), while occasionally letting it slip that he really is a Muslim.

    So will folks in the south vote for the Mormon over the Muslim….or will they just stay home?

    * Note for the seekers of knowledge:

    Mormons aren’t considered Christians because they have a different view of the Holy Trinity, believing that God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct individuals, united in purpose, and that Jesus Christ is, in fact, the Son of God. They believe that salvation only comes through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and keeping his commandments. They believe in being “born again” although their terminology is a little bit different.

    Just FYI.

  28. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Trayvon Skittles police report. It was (probably) Zimmerman yelling for help, not poor innocent little Skittles:

    Truth is the first casualty. When Zimmerman is no-billed, be prepared.

  29. AC says:

    Geraldo made a good point: Trayvon’s hoodie is likely more to blame for his shooting than his race.

    You know who wears hoodies after dark on a warm Florida night? Hoodlums and criminals.

    It’s not okay to shoot somebody just because of a hoodie, but there are explanations other than race, and all parents should learn from this incident to never let their children dress like criminals.

  30. Sam Adams says:

    StanInTexas says:
    March 23, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Sam, you are making a mistake in your post. You are pre-supposing that Liberals are capable of looking at an issue with any level of logic and consistency.

    Action or rumor of action in the Middle East can make oil prices rise and fall OVERNIGHT. But the US opening areas from drilling, actually beginning drilling operations, or building new refineries will have no affect on oil prices for TEN YEARS?????

    Stan you are correct. That is why ObamaCare can actually claim to save money over the first ten years (before costs doubled) and ignore the ballooning effect upon the budget over the next 20 years.

    Then again, they are willing to impose their green cap and trade agenda in order to hopefully lower global temperatures in 100 years. (Sorry; that is their excuse…they will use any excuse to increase the power, range, and control of government.)

  31. Sam Adams says:

    AC says:
    March 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Student loan debt tops $1 trillion

    Obama generation, enjoy your hope and chains.

    We have a winner here:

    Obama 2912 “Hope and Chains” is all that you will have left.

  32. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Geraldo made a good point:

    Did you throw in your mouth a little when typing that? 🙂

    Is it true little defenseless choirboy Skittles was suspended from school? Any prior juvenile criminal history? Gang associations? Anything else the Soviet propaganda outlets are covering up?

  33. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Eighty-five percent of hate crimes in Europe are directed at:

    1. Islamics
    2. The Gheys
    3. Leftards
    4. Blacks
    5. Off-Blacks
    6. Women
    7. Children of Single Mothers
    8. Asians, whatever that means
    9. Druids & Wiccans
    10. None of The Above

  34. AC says:

    I would have guessed Jews, considering Europe’s sizable population of radical Islamists and National Socialists.

  35. Sam Adams says:

    Crimes against majorities (specifically whites and Christians) cannot be considered hate crimes, since they are committed by “the oppressed” against “the oppressors.”

  36. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Even the CBO admits, Communist National Health Rationing (obamacare) will cost 800,000 jobs.

    h/t weasel zippers

    It wil kill at least that many old and sick through QALY rationing. Thanks commies, hope you choke on it.

  37. Sam Adams says:

    Pray to God that George Soros is the first victim of ObamaCare.

  38. IslandLifer says:

    Sam Adams, don’t start running your mouth about something you know nothing about. Mormons are in fact very Christian. Just sayin.

  39. AC says:

    Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

    Like a hoodie-wearing criminal?

    Of course he would. The first family has no class.

  40. AC says:

    Man fatally shot during Philly rap video shoot, Al Sharpton and legions of moonbat protesters nowhere to be found

  41. Robert S. Pierre says:

    The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days.
    The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are immigrants who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD says the state’s impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine to get their car back.

    Read more:

    So they’re rewarding criminal scum.

  42. Berlet98 says:

    Paul Harvey’s “If I Were the Devil” Still Rings True

    For those not familiar with his name, Paul Harvey Aurendt who went by the professional name Paul Harvey, was a conservative radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist.

    At the peak of his influence, Harvey reached some 24 million listeners to his ”Rest of the Story” comments, millions more listeners than Rush Limbaugh and with nary a single “slut” comment during his long career.

    Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations, and hundreds of newspapers, and his commentaries and newspaper columns have been frequently reprinted in the Congressional Record.

    He was named “Commentator of the Year,” “Person of the Year,” “Father of the Year,” “American of the Year,” elected to the National Association of Broadcasters National Radio Hall of Fame, appeared on the Gallup poll list of America’s most admired men, and was awarded eleven Freedom Foundation Awards and the Horatio Alger Award.

    Perhaps none of Harvey’s contributions to broadcasting and Americana is as noteworthy as what he said 47 years ago.

    Harvey died at the age of 90 in 2009. He is sorely missed in America today and will long be remembered for his prophetic “If I Were the Devil” broadcast warning to Americans on April 3rd, 1965. In that brief commentary, Harvey focused on virtually ever ill that has beset the United States since he articulated them.

    Paul Harvey’s 1965 reflections in their entirety, as published by Fox News:

    He said, ”If I were the Devil . . . I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. . . so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States.

    “I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.’

    “To the young, I would whisper, ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around.

    “I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is ‘square’.

    “In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

    “And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: ‘Our Father, which art in Washington.’

    “If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.

    “I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. . .
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  43. Sam Adams says:

    IslandLifer says:
    March 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Sam Adams, don’t start running your mouth about something you know nothing about. Mormons are in fact very Christian. Just sayin.

    Of course Mormons are very Christian, but some of the folks in the south apparently haven’t come around to that point of view (yet). Personally I think that is why many support Santorum over Romney, although that is never discussed in public.

    I remember well when Huckabee torpedoed Romney during the 2008 election by using religion as a wedge issue. I’m suggesting that we have this discussion now so that Obama can’t use it against Romney in the fall (even though he will try).

  44. Robert Peahl says:

    Thanks for resurrecting Paul Harvey’s legacy. He was indeed a voice of sanity in a (more often than not)world of insanity.
    Can’t provide chapter and verse, but one of his “Rest of the Story” broadcasts began: “Imagine if you owned a company with 535 employees. Among your employees, (X)number had convictions for…”; he then went on to list a variety of different felonies and misdemeanors your employees had been convicted of, with the numbers for each. The rest of the story?
    Congress, of course, was the “company” he referred to. It was an eye opener.

  45. IslandLifer says:

    Sam Adams,
    That is why I think Fuckabee is a spineless piece of flesh. One thing that makes my blood boil is to see one of Christian faith attack another Christian faith and still consider himself a Christian. What part of Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor do they not understand. As a God loving and fearing nation Christians should stand together and not look down their noses at another, as the evangelicals do to Mormons. I think Mormons are the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life and have done so much for me so when I hear Mormon bashing going on I take it very personal. If the evangelicals can’t get past their hatred then Christians they are NOT. So if this becomes an issue I truly feel sorry for them.

  46. AC says:

    Romney’s problem is his lack of conservatism, not his Mormonism.

  47. Q says:

    The artist forgot to paint Bush lighting the match. He’s stuck in the left-right paradigm.

  48. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Homosexual group book cruise ship, then set sail for the Caribbean island of Dominica where “buggery” is illegal
    Two arrested

  49. Sam Adams says:

    AC says:
    March 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Romney’s problem is his lack of conservatism, not his Mormonism.

    That is what gives the Evangelicals “cover” for their decision. In reality, Ron Paul is the only one who can claim true fiscal conservative values, although Romney produced a balanced budget in Massachusetts.

    I think Romney is actually more conservative than he let’s on. He made a lot of statements as a politician running for office in Massachusetts that, politically, he had to make.

    Santorum and Newt have voted and supported more than their fair share of big government programs.

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