Just what we needed for the rest of the summer as individuals try and take vacations the rest of the Summer or have to commute to work. Gas prices are expected to rise due to the unrest in the Middle East in Egypt and a drop in oil supplies.
Gas prices are heading up again.
Rising crude oil prices and a fall in U.S. supplies are driving wholesale gas prices up sharply. That has yet to be fully reflected at the retail level.
Prices at the pump — up 4 cents the past week to a national average of $3.52 a gallon — could climb another 15 cents or higher over the next two weeks. A year ago, the national average was $3.38.
“It’s getting ugly,” says Patrick DeHaan, senior analyst for GasBuddy.com. “First and foremost, the political problems in Egypt are driving crude oil prices, but there has also been a sharp drop in oil supplies the past two weeks. This is coming at a time when demand is at its annual July peak.”
Hey Alaska, How’s That Obama, Democrat beholden “green” energy Senator stuff working out for ya?
Sarah Palin has been making a lot of news lately and opened the doors to many opportunities. The former Alaska governor told Sean Hannity during an appearance on his radio show that the door is open to her running for the US Senate in Alaska in 2014. Currently, Democratic freshman Sen. Mark Begich holds the office which borders on the absurd for Alaska, a state so rich in oil and resources, while they have a Senator who is beholden to the radical LEFT, anti-fossil fuel Democrats in the Senate and President Barack Obama. At present, two Republicans have already announced challenges to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP nominee Joe Miller. Anything is possible, but Palin would have to battle the LEFT as she would have a political target on her and the establishment GOP as well. However, one thing is for certain, in a state like Alaska where Romney beat Obama in 2012 Presidential election, 55% – 41%, there is no way that Alaska should have a Democrat representing their best interests. Sarah Palin recently also commented that she would be open to start a third party if Republicans continue to not act like Republicans. Well, who wouldn’t?
Sarah Palin’s interview on the Sean Hannity Radio Show
Sarah Palin opened the door Tuesday to running for Senate next year in Alaska.
“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that … there will be some new blood, some new energy,” the former governor told Sean Hannity during an appearance on his radio show.
Two Republicans have already announced challenges to Democratic freshman Sen. Mark Begich: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP nominee Joe Miller.
“We’d meet with any Alaskan interested in challenging Mark Begich,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring told POLITICO, “and Governor Palin is right in that Begich abandoned his campaign promises — most notably by being the deciding vote on ObamaCare — and must be repealed and replaced.”
A poll conducted by Harper Polling in May 2013 found Sarah Palin leading other Republican primary contenders to face Begich in 2014. Don’t let the liberal MSM BS you, Palin would win the Senate election for Alaska.
More from The Hill:
“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it,” she said. “But I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that … there will be some new blood, new energy, not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state.”
Palin said she has a “heart for service” and would consider returning to politics if she could “help the cause.”
President Barack Obama: ‘Planet Will Boil Over’ If Young Africans Are Allowed Cars, Air-Conditioning, Big Houses
No he didn’t … HOW RACIST!!!
Lion Lying King – Africa Edition: While on his $100 million trip to Africa, President Barack Obama told individuals at a town hall that if all young Africans are allowed cars, air conditioners and big houses, that the plant would boil over. WHAT!!! No, this was not an SNL skit of Obama, it was actually Barack Obama further embarrassing himself. Obama lectures the young Africans in the audience that they had to have skin in the game and everyone has to do something. Obama also went on to say that global warming constitutes “the biggest challenge we have environmentally,” one greater than all other environmental calamities like “dirty water, dirty air.” Even though that is a lie. So now Obama spreads his politics of fear and lies outside the US?
Just curious, how would such a statement been received by the MSM had Mitt Romney made the same one?
From CNS News:
President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy “the planet will boil over” if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses.
“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.”
The VIDEO can be seen at The Gateway Pundit and Jim reminds us … “He’s always trying to keep the black man down”.
According to Obama, global warming constitutes “the biggest challenge we have environmentally,” one greater than all other environmental calamities like “dirty water, dirty air.”
However, the President’s statements do not reflect statistics released by the United Nations: Based on a data released in October, 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that “Global warming” is responsible for approximately 140,000 excess deaths each year.
By comparison, as many as three million people died from indoor and outdoor air pollution – in other words, over 20 times the number of alleged victims of global warming, according to the Word Health Organization.
The list of victims of unclean drinking water is even more staggering.
According to UNESCO, unsanitized water causes billions of preventable diseases annually, from diarrhea (4 billion), cholera (120,000), malaria (300-500 million), intestinal parasites (25% of world’s population), typhoid (12 million), trachoma (6 million), and schistosomiesis (200 million). list from highest to least affected.
When Green Energy Kills … Rare White-Throated Needletail Bird Last Seen in Britain 22 Years Ago Reappears Only to be Killed by Wind Turbine
Where is the Green Peace, PITA outrage … Animals needlessly killed in the name of energy?
War against oil and coal, eh? Looks like green energy wind turbines may be more deadly. As reported at the Daily Mail, as bird enthusiasts flocked to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue rare white-throated Needletail bird last seen in Great Britain 22 years ago. Then suddenly, the rare bird became even more rare as it flew into the “green” energy wind turbines and was killed. Below is the VIDEO of the onlookers gushing over the sight of the rare bird before its most unfortunate demise. Listening to them before, I can only imagine what they sounded like when the bird was killed by the evil, big “green” wind turbine.
There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited.
A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia.
But instead of being treated to a wildlife spectacle they were left with a horror show when it flew into a wind turbine and was killed.
John Marchant, 62, who had made the trip all the way from Norfolk, said: ‘We were absolutely over the moon to see the bird. We watched it for nearly two hours.
‘But while we were watching it suddenly got a bit close to the turbine and then the blades hit it.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Loses in Mind on Barack Obama Over Obama’s War on Coal … “This Is Ridiculous … I Am Batting My Own President and My Own Government!”
THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF IS EVEN DIVIDING HIS OWN PARTY … BARACK OBAMA’S WAR ON COAL SENDS DEMOCRAT WEST VA SENATOR OVER THE TOP AGAINST PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA …
Obama to Manchin, support me in 2012 for president Joe, I was just kidding about killing coal.
This morning on FOX News ‘Fox & Friends’ US Senator Joe Manchin lost his mind and blew his cool in reaction to President Obama’s speech yesterday regarding “climate change” and his war on coal. Manchin’s state of West Virginia would lose countless jobs due to Obama’s war on coal. In essence Obama has declared a war on coal, a war on jobs and a war on West Virginia. Joe Manchin described wgat Obama was doing as a ‘War on America’. WOW, Manchin is a DEM. This is a must see video below as a Democrat openly attacks Obama for his misguided liberal energy policy. After all, it was Obama who basically called Manchin, a member of his own political party, a flat earther. Manchin angrily went on to say, “It’s just ridiculous that I, as a U.S. senator, am battling my own president and my own government. … I’m willing to reach out but I don’t need adversaries here. I need a partner!” Of course I am not sure what politicians from coal states like West Virginia and Ohio thought Obama was going to do? He promised to kill coal during the campaign. And just a heads up to the foolish Sen. Sherrod Brown, liberal Democrat from coal-rich Ohio, you can’t do what Obama is talking about, kill coal and create jobs. What planet do you live on?
President Obama has angered lawmakers on both sides of the aisle by calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants. One of them is Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from coal-industry driven West Virginia. Manchin argues that Obama’s proposed regulations will kill jobs and when asked by Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy today how angry he was by the president’s proposal, he replied, “I don’t think you have a scale . … It’s just ridiculous. It’s just ridiculous that I, as a U.S. senator, am battling my own president and my own government. … I’m willing to reach out but I don’t need adversaries here. I need a partner!”
Another Obama “green” energy company fails miserably … Another One Bites the Dust.
According to the WSJ, electric car maker Coda has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company’s lone passenger car, the CODA sedan debut in March 2012 went poorly; less than 100 units were sold. 100!!! Or what we like to call Obamanomics in action. The company blamed the car’s flop on a variety of factors, including stunted demand for electric vehicles, adverse macroeconomic conditions and insufficient capital to effectively market the car. The fact of the matter is no one is going to pay $38,000 for am electric car. There is no demand for them and if there were the price would have to be cut in half and that does not men by getting a federal government rebate.
Electric car maker Coda Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors after pronouncing its $38,000 sedan “a commercial disappointment” and failing to sell its assets outside of bankruptcy.
The company’s lone passenger car, the CODA sedan, was plagued by delays. Its eventual market debut in March 2012 went poorly; less than 100 units were sold, “falling well short of the company’s expectations,” according to the Los Angeles company’s bankruptcy filings.
A group of lenders led by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group FIG 0.00%is offering about $25 million for the assets and may use debt to cover that price, according to documents filed in a Wilmington, Del., bankruptcy court. The group also is providing the company with a $5 million loan intended to keep Coda afloat as it navigates Chapter 11
Obama White House Knew “Green” Electric Car Maker Fisker Automotive was Failing and Still Gave them More Tax Dollars
CBS News is reporting that the Obama White House knew that the electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. was failing and still gave the “green” company even more money. According to documents, the Obama administration knew as early as 2010 that the company was not meeting standards, yet did nothing to halt the government loan. Fisker had received a total of $192 million of the $529 million loan before it was suspended. I guess Obama would call that a success that his administration did not give them all of the loan. This administration was hell-bent on funding their pet green energy companies at all cost, regardless of the cost and the failings of this companies.
Newly obtained documents show the Obama administration was warned as early as 2010 that electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. was not meeting milestones set up for a half-billion dollar government loan, nearly a year before U.S. officials froze the loan after questions were raised about the company’s statements.
An Energy Department official said in a June 2010 email that Fisker’s bid to draw on the federal loan may be jeopardized for failure to meet goals established by the department.
Despite that warning, Fisker continued to receive money until June 2011, when the DOE halted further funding. The agency did so after Fisker presented new information that called into question whether key milestones — including the launch of the company’s signature, $100,000 Karma hybrid — had been achieved, according to a credit report prepared by the Energy Department.
It is just endless, the number of green energy failures and the wasted tax payers money that the Obama administrations has spend down a “green” energy rat hole. Whether it be Fisker, Solyndra, Abound Solar, A123 Systems, Ener1 and list goes on and on and on.
Yet just another example of more poor Obama investments in so-called “Green” energy companies …
Add Fisker Automotive to the long list of Obama’s green energy investment failures. As reported at Bloomberg, Fisker Automotive is firing as much as 75% of workforce. President Barack Obama and the Department of Energy should be forced to explain to the “We the People” why they pissed away the American tax payers hard earned money and continue to do so with these wasteful investments in to so-called green energy. When will the MSM ever do their job and hold Obama accountable? When will the American people ever wake up and do the same?
Fisker Automotive Inc.’s mass firings after receiving federal loans to build luxury plug-in cars is adding to the political debate over the U.S. government’s funding of clean-energy programs.
Most of the assets of Fisker’s battery supplier that received a $249.1 million federal grant, the former A123 Systems Inc. (AONEQ), were acquired last year by a Chinese company. Now Fisker, awarded $529 million in U.S. loans, is firing 75 percent of its workforce after failing to secure a deal with an automotive partner to fund operations.
The debacle is reviving questions over whether the government should be funding makers of alternative energy ventures. Fisker and A123, whose bankruptcy halted Fisker’s output, have drawn Republican criticism of President Barack Obama’s support of green-energy programs intended to spur more fuel-efficient cars.
How long will it be until Fisker Automotive declares bankruptcy? Its already on the list of Obama’s green energy investment failures. Obama’s green energy investments have been a joke, now they are officially a complete joke.
- Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
- SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
- Solyndra ($535 million)*
- Beacon Power ($43 million)*
- Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
- SunPower ($1.2 billion)
- First Solar ($1.46 billion)
- Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
- EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
- Amonix ($5.9 million)
- Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
- Abound Solar ($400 million)*
- A123 Systems ($279 million)*
- Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
- Johnson Controls ($299 million)
- Schneider Electric ($86 million)
- Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
- ECOtality ($126.2 million)
- Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
- Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
- Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
- Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
- Range Fuels ($80 million)*
- Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
- Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
- Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
- GreenVolts ($500,000)
- Vestas ($50 million)
- LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
- Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
- Navistar ($39 million)
- Satcon ($3 million)*
- Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
- Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
Economy Surges in America’s Low Tax, Energy Rich, Pro-Business Red State Growth Corridors … Obamanomics Disproved Yet Again
OBAMANOMICS: EPIC FAILURE …
It is no coincidence that “RED” states with energy rich, low taxes and less oppressive government regulation are showing an economic growth in the United States as liberal “blue” states like California and Massachusetts are not. The trends show that the U.S. economic future is dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast, spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida, and the Southeastern industrial belt. When businesses move to these areas for economic reasons, the people will follow. Imagine that, what a novel concept. Areas that are low in taxes, pro-business, energy rich states that are not afraid to unleash capitalism are a success. What do most all of the states have in common, they are “Red” states.
In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the “red” or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring.
These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.
Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation’s land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average.
More interesting data pointed out by Instapundit showing the migration of the population away from the high tax states. Their fear though is that will the migration of blue state liberals ruin the places to where they are going to as they have devastated the Northeast and states like California and Illinois. My personal opinion is no. The moochers and leeches will stay put looking for a government hands and entitlements. Those who are tired of the high taxes and liberal oppression are the ones who are looking for greener pastures. Or should I say “red” state pastures.
Since 2000, the Intermountain West’s population has grown by 20%, the Third Coast’s by 14%, the long-depopulating Great Plains by over 14%, and the Southeast by 13%. Population in the rest of the U.S. has grown barely 7%. Last year, the largest net recipients of domestic migrants were Texas and Florida, which between them gained 150,000. The biggest losers? New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California.
Barack Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package Including Putting 1,000 Police Officers in Schools … I Thought the LEFT Scoffed at Police in Schools Suggested by the NRA?
TALK ABOUT LOST IN SMALLNESS … OBAMA UNVEILS $500 Million GUN VIOLENCE PACKAGE AND PLANS TO PUT 1000 POLICE OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS.
Today President Barack Obama unveiled a $500 million gun violence plan that included plans to put 1000 police officers in schools. Ok, three things come to mind here that are quite telling and somewhat interesting with regards to Obama’s anti-2nd Amendment agenda in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. He also proposed his 23 executive orders that in retrospect looked rather weak and lame.
500 million dollars!!!
One, $500 million, that’s it? Barack Obama throws billions around like its water. Obama gave failed green energy companies Solyndra $535 million, Fisker Automotive $529 million, Abound Solar $400 million, Willard and Kelsey Solar Group $700,981, let alone the rest of the green energy boondoggle failures. Yet, when it comes to the safety of the children Obama can only muster a measly $500 million. WOW, how big of him. The above referenced failed companies were provided over $2 billion of tax payer dollars, yet he comes up with $500 million for the children’s safety. NICE!
Two, 1000 police officers? That’s it? How small can this president be? As of 2010, from the National Center for Educational Statistics there were a reported approximate 98,000 schools in the United States of which 67,000 were elementary schools. To put this in its proper perspective, 1000 police officers represents 1% of all schools and 1.5% of elementary schools. Really Mr. President, that’s your plan to keep the children safe from gun violence like what occurred at Sandy Hook, placing police in 1% of schools in America? “We the People” can you understand now why I say that Obama is not serious at all?
Three, how is it that Obama is putting any police officers in schools after NBC’s David Gregory and the collective LEFT mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. The LEFT lost their collective minds when this was suggested, yet Obama considered it, well kinda. So instead Obama split the difference and suggested putting police officers in 1% of the schools. Meanwhile his children are well protected by armed men with guns. No one is saying that Obama’s children should not be protected, of course they should. However, they are no more important than other American parents children. How is it that “We the People’s” children are not deemed worthy of protection as well?
Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
But the president, speaking at White House ceremony, focused his attention on the divided Congress, saying only lawmakers could enact the most effective measures for preventing more mass shootings.
“To make a real and lasting difference, Congress must act,” Obama said. “And Congress must act soon.”
The president vowed to use “whatever weight this office holds” to press lawmakers into action on his $500 million plan. He is also calling for improvements in school safety, including putting 1,000 police officers in schools and bolstering mental health care by training more health professionals to deal with young people who may be at risk.
Even supportive lawmakers say the president’s gun control proposals – most of which are opposed by the powerful National Rifle Association – face long odds on Capitol Hill.
Posted January 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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