Archive for March, 2010

Obama: Drilling for BS While Empowering the Enivromarxists and the EPA

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 31st, 2010

More head-faking and more BSing. If this guy was Jed Clampett, he would would have used Granny herself to plug up that hole he shot in the ground.

And we are supposed to swoon over this?

From the NY Tiimes: (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin)

The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.

The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and domestic drilling advocates but anger some residents of affected states and many environmental organizations — would end a longstanding moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean.

Sounds good on paper? Hardly.

From the American Energy Alliance:

“One major flashpoint in the negotiations has been whether to share drilling revenue with states and to allow states to opt in or out of drilling along their coastlines. It was unclear late Tuesday whether Obama endorses revenue-sharing for states. “It appears the Northern Atlantic and entire Pacific Coast will now be under a de facto ban” for drilling, said Patrick Creighton, a spokesman for the Institute for Energy Research. Even if drilling is ultimately allowed in part of the Atlantic, Creighton said, revenue sharing is an essential incentive for states. The administration’s plans could meet resistance from at least 10 Senate Democrats representing coastal and Great Lakes states who last week raised concerns about “unfettered access to oil and gas drilling” that could jeopardize fishing, tourism and military exercises. The Interior Department retooled the current schedule of offshore leases governing 2007 through 2012 after a federal appeals court last April ruled that the second Bush administration had not done a sufficient environmental review of expanded drilling off the Alaskan coast.

This “drilling proposal” is full of gotchas, half-measures and frauds.

From American Solutions: (Hat Tip: Mark Levin Show)

More than a year into his presidency and after imposing numerous delays on American energy production, President Obama announced today that he would open up portions of the Outer Continental Shelf to offshore drilling.

But the plan is defined more by what it restricts than what it opens up. The Obama administration chose to take off the table large portions of the OCS in an announcement that was supposed to be about expanding American energy.

The new plan includes:

* No drilling in the Pacific Ocean.
* No drilling in a large portion of the Atlantic Ocean.
* No drilling in some of the most promising areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
* No drilling in much of Alaska.

While opening up any portion of the OCS for responsible energy development appears to be a great step forward, the truth is that none of this has been finalized, and most new drilling will not occur until after 2012 at the earliest.

The offering also comes with a hefty price: President Obama wants to force Americans to swallow a massive new energy tax before any state will reap the benefits from this new offshore drilling. The bill Mr. Obama urged Congress to pass last summer, the Waxman-Markey energy tax, would eviscerate the economy, killing more than one million jobs per year while raising the cost of energy for all Americans.

If an energy tax passes Congress this year, the negative impact on the economy will happen long before the first oil comes from these new offshore leases.

In addition, the multitude of steps to be taken before any of these lease sales are made after 2012 are still a work in progress. Each offshore tract that the administration proposes will no doubt fall victim to an array of court challenges and bureaucratic hangups, each of which will push back new offshore drilling even further.

The end result? This will not produce a drop of new oil anytime in the near future. It will however, fatten the already bloated pockets of the legal wing of such Enviromarxist groups like the Sierra Club, the WWF and whatever other tree-dwelling monkeys can be found in the local forest that can gin up a little money to issue endless court challenges and “environmental impact statements”.

On the other hand, The President treats his donors and puppetmasters very generously when it comes to their energy and profit efforts.

Remember this from last year?

Obama Adminstration Shoring Up Soros Stocks With Your Money?

From Michelle Malkin:
Obama, Soros, Petrobras, Brazil & offshore drilling double standards


Query: Could the feds require Americans to purchase GM cars?

Posted by Talismen | March 30th, 2010

I’ve been wondering this same thing since the “auto-bailouts” took place, so I’m glad someone finally asked the question.

Over at Hotair.com, one of their top bloggers, “Allahpundit”, authors this piece which is related to CNSNews’s article titled “Rep. Burgess: Government Can Force Us to Buy General Motors Products If Obamacare Mandate Upheld in Court”. This is, of course, in reference to the the ‘obamacare’ health bill which mandates (unconstitutionally) that individual citizens buy health care coverage (if they don’t already have it) or face fines or jail time.

Here’s “Allahpundit’s” take over at HotAir blog, which includes a vid clip of Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) warning us about the issue:

Video: Could the feds require Americans to purchase GM cars?
posted at 8:41 pm on March 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

A fun new entry in CNS News’s “let’s ask Congress an uncomfortable question about ObamaCare” series. I’m not losing any sleep over the GM scenario and neither is Burgess (I think), but it’s a tasty hypothetical given the left’s basically correct assertion that Commerce Clause jurisprudence lets them do anything their hearts desire. Any legal eagles care to weigh in? If it’s constitutional to impose an insurance mandate, i.e. “you must purchase a product from this industry,” why would it be unconstitutional to refine that to “you must purchase our product from this industry”? In fact, assuming that the feds gave you a choice between not buying a car at all and having to buy GM if you did choose to buy one, the GM hypothetical would operate more like auto-insurance laws — which are, of course, fully constitutional — than the true mandate that’s found in ObamaCare. There’s no question, either, that the feds can monopolize certain industries, although in the past I believe it’s taken a specific constitutional grant of authority to enable that. What we’re talking about here is a free-floating monopoly power under the Commerce Clause. If the car hypothetical is too goofy for you, instead try, let’s say, education. Anything stopping the feds from saying, “You’re using our product from now on”? My poli sci is rusty, but nothing springs to mind.

Click the HotAir link above to access the vid, and also access embedded source links within the piece.


Well, So Much for that “Civility Agreement”; The Terrorist Left Returns to their Normal, Hateful Ways

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 27th, 2010

The usual suspects. The usual vermin-based behavior.

And the beat goes on…

Three Tea Party Buses attacked Rocky Harry Picture Show thugs:

From Gateway Pundit:

The biased writers at the Associated Press said the tea party in Nevada would “draw angry crowds” today.

Supporters of Democratic Senator Harry Reid attacked the Tea Party Express bus today in Nevada.

This statement was just released: (via Paramount Communications)

Supporters of Senator Harry Reid have just thrown eggs at the Tea Party Express bus caravan – striking at least one of the three buses (the red Tea Party Express bus) with multiple eggs.

About 35 Reid supporters had lined Highway 95 in front of the Nugget Casino in Searchlight where they were attempting a counter-demonstration the tens of thousands of tea party supporters who are gathering for the “Showdown in Searchlight.”

More details to follow…

Also, Andrew Breitbart was threatened with violence from Reid’s Ton Ton Mocoutes:

From Founding Bloggers:

Supporters of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid staged a counter-protest today in Searchlight, Nevada, the Senator’s hometown. Reid supporters gathered just down the road from the launching point of the Tea Party Express tour, and when Breitbart happened upon them, he was met with threats of violence. At least one protester threw an egg at Brietbart, missing him. Eggs were also thrown at the Tea Party Express bus.

To add insult to insult, Reid supporters called the police to report that Breitbart had provoked an incident.

Since Palin is to be the keynote speaker, God only knows what will happen next with these baboons on the loose.

You can watch a livestream of the event at PJTV.


Judge Napolitano: Supreme Court Will Strike Down Obamacare

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 27th, 2010

America’s Favorite Judge, Andrew P. Napolitano weighs on on the constitutionality of MengleCare and think that the Supreme Court will probably strike it down.

From NewsMax:

President Barack Obama is one of the worst presidents ever in terms of respecting constitutional limitations on government, and the states suing the federal government over healthcare reform “have a pretty strong case” and are likely to prevail, according to author and judicial analyst Andrew P. Napolitano.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV’s Ashley Martella, Napolitano says the president’s healthcare reforms amount to “commandeering” the state legislatures for federal purposes, which the Supreme Court has forbidden as unconstitutional.

“The Constitution does not authorize the Congress to regulate the state governments,” Napolitano says. “Nevertheless, in this piece of legislation, the Congress has told the state governments that they must modify their regulation of certain areas of healthcare, they must surrender their regulation of other areas of healthcare, and they must spend state taxpayer-generated dollars in a way that the Congress wants it done.

“That’s called commandeering the legislature,” he says. “That’s the Congress taking away the discretion of the legislature with respect to regulation, and spending taxpayer dollars. That’s prohibited in a couple of Supreme Court cases. So on that argument, the attorneys general have a pretty strong case and I think they will prevail.”

Napolitano, author of his just-released “Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History” and a Fox News senior judicial analyst, is the youngest Superior Court judge ever to attain lifetime tenure in the state of New Jersey. He served on the bench from 1987 to 1995.

Napolitano tells Newsmax that the longstanding precedent of state regulation of the healthcare industry makes the new federal regulations that much more problematic.

“The Supreme Court has ruled that in areas of human behavior that are not delegated to the Congress in the Constitution, and that have been traditionally regulated by the states, the Congress can’t simply move in there,” Napolitano says. “And the states for 230 years have had near exclusive regulation over the delivery of healthcare. The states license hospitals. The states license medications. The states license healthcare providers whether they’re doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. The feds have had nothing to do with it.

“The Congress can’t simply wake up one day and decide that it wants to regulate this. I predict that the Supreme Court will invalidate major portions of what the president just signed into law…”

To say the least.


This is Rich: The SEIU/ACORN/DNC Asks RNC to Sign “Civility Pledge”

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 27th, 2010

To use one of my old quotes, “This is like having Ted Kennedy as your AA Sponsor”.

I am glad to hear that the RNC told the DNC to go “Sit and spin, you cruddy skank!”. (Any MST3K fan will recognize that one)

From Politico: (Hat Tip: Riehl World)

The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement, POLITICO has learned.

Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O’Malley Dillon and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse — contacted their respective RNC counterparts this week in hopes of getting RNC Chairman Michael Steele to co-sign a document with Kaine that, in part, called for “elected officials of both parties to set an example of the civility we want to see in our citizenry.”

“We also call on all Americans to respect differences of opinion, to refrain from inappropriate forms of intimidation, to reject violence and vandalism, and to scale back rhetoric that might reasonably be misinterpreted by those prone to such behavior,” read the proposed joint statement, which came at the end of a week that saw acts of vandalism and threats of violence directed at members of Congress from both parties, but mostly aimed at Democrats who voted yes on the health care bill.

Republicans see the statement as an attempt to force them to either reject the statement — allowing Democrats to say the RNC finds the incidents acceptable — or to sign on to something that the DNC would later wield against them.

The proposed statement was faxed and hand-delivered to the RNC at midmorning Friday. POLITICO learned Friday afternoon that the RNC would not sign the DNC statement.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/35096.html#ixzz0jP9kaM6B

Ah yes, those “peaceful” and “civil” leftists.


Filed Under: Politics

MengeleCare: In Summation…

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 26th, 2010

A friend of mine posted this over at another site. It sums everything up quite well…

So they just passed a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he didn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that exempts themselves from it, signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is o…bese,……. and better yet it is to be financed by a country that’s broke?


Filed Under: Congress, Health Care

The Cuban Seal of Approval: Castro Endorses MengeleCare

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | March 25th, 2010

It does not get any bigger than this.

To actually get the endorsement of the Western Hemisphere’s great butcher must be setting every Democrat and White House staffer into a buzz. Viva Fidel!

Via The L.A. Times: (Hat Tips to BabaluBlog and Michelle Malkin)

It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for.

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform “a miracle” and a major victory for Obama’s presidency, but couldn’t help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.

“We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama’s) government,” Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president’s hand against lobbyists and “mercenaries.”

But the Cuban leader also used the lengthy piece to criticize the American president for his lack of leadership on climate change and immigration reform, and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, among many other things.

And he said it was remarkable that the most powerful country on earth took more than two centuries from its founding to approve something as basic as health benefits for all.

“It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence … the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago,” Castro wrote.

Hey, Michael Moore. You wanna lose some of that hippo weight that you have been carrying around for the last 40 years? Fidel has a hospital bed just waiting for you!

Sorry for the image folks, but I do not play PC games when it comes to such things. The Left has long used rhetoric and imagery to further their aims, so I have always felt that in order to counter, you need to do to the same.

I do not call it MengeleCare for nothing.


Filed Under: Health Care, World News