Saturday, September 22, 2012

The November election

The Middle East:  Obama broke it, now it’s his

With the Middle East now more hostile to U.S. interests than ever, the "Arab Spring" has become a major political liability for the president. Try as he may, he can't distance himself from it.
I know that Obama will try to say Bush had already broken it, but at this point that doesn’t fly anymore.

Is an Obama victory inevitable?

The MSM is pushing this meme, but it’s simply not true.

In the meantime we see Obama with big leads where the Democrats have been oversampled by big amounts.  The Reason-Rupe survey has Obama ahead by 7 points, but oversample the Democrats by 8 points (page 10 of 14).  They lose a point in the final numbers due to more independents liking Romney. 

The liberal meme is that more and more polls are showing Obama turning away yet all of these polls heavily oversample Democrats.  2012 is not 2008 where 7 percent more democrats went to the polls.

Reid was lying:  Romney releases tax information

Romney over the past 20 years has averaged paying more in taxes than Obama did this last year.  And he’s given a lot more to charity.

Here’s a breakdown of the taxes paid and charity donation by candidate including the VPs.  It appears the Democrats just aren’t giving their fair share to charity. 

And since VP Biden paid a greater percentage than the President did, does that mean Mr. Obama failed to pay his fair share? 


If Obama was your financial advisor would you fire him?

Absolutely, yes.  Here’s 10 reasons to fire him from the presidency.

How did Obama pay for this?

A funny ad since Obama uses the past tense meaning he’s saved families $3600 in taxes.  How did he pay for it?  The Democrats always say a tax cut should be paid for, so how did he pay for it?  I think his savings are like the fact that he tells us we are better off than we were four years ago. 

Barack M. Obama

The M stands for Mao as we see the cult of personality creep into American politics.

Comparing Obama to Bush

After the 9/11 attack in 2001, Bush got us through 7 more 9/11s without a successful terrorist attack.  Obama came in in 2009 and managed to get us through 3 before the streak was broken with the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans including a US Ambassador.  Obama isn’t working. 

A Fracking Protest

The GlobalFrackdown website and campaign was developed by Food & Water Watch, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that was once part of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen group. The campaign claims that fracking "has already damaged communities and ruined lives. It pollutes water and makes people sick."

Scientists disagree on the risks of fracking, a process that injects large volumes of water, sand and chemicals underground to break rock apart and free the gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many state regulators, however, say that fracking can be done safely. The American Lung Association says natural gas has helped reduce air pollution as many dirtier coal-fired power plants shift to natural gas.

The immense volumes of natural gas found in formations of shale rock around the country has spurred a boom in natural gas production that has been credited with creating jobs and lowering prices for industry and consumers.

The Frackdown campaign doesn't mention the differing opinions over risks or any benefits of fracking.

Of course they don’t and requiring opponents to announce the other sides points if simply ridiculous.  Fracking is safe and good for the environment.  

Green Energy gives Germany Problems

The more a country depends on such sources of energy, the more there will arise – as Germany is discovering – two massive technical problems. One is that it becomes incredibly difficult to maintain a consistent supply of power to the grid, when that wildly fluctuating renewable output has to be balanced by input from conventional power stations. The other is that, to keep that back-up constantly available can require fossil-fuel power plants to run much of the time very inefficiently and expensively (incidentally chucking out so much more “carbon” than normal that it negates any supposed CO2 savings from the wind). 

Both these problems have come home to roost in Germany in a big way, because it has gone more aggressively down the renewables route than any other country in the world. Having poured hundreds of billions of euros in subsidies into wind and solar power, making its electricity bills almost the highest in Europe, the picture that Germany presents is, on paper, almost everything the most rabid greenie could want. Last year, its wind turbines already had 29GW of capacity, equivalent to a quarter of Germany’s average electricity demand. But because these turbines are even less efficient than our own, their actual output averaged only 5GW, and most of the rest had to come from grown-up power stations, ready to supply up to 29GW at any time and then switch off as the wind picked up again. 

In addition Germany has laws requiring that green energy be used first which make conventional plants unprofitable since they must be on standby and continually gear up and down.  Many are threatening to shut down completely.  

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