Obama: Drill, Brazil, Drill! Infuriating

Posted in fubar on March 22, 2011 by malcog

via Investors Business DailyThis should make you mad.

Posted 03/21/2011 07:08 PM ET

Energy Policy: While leaving U.S. oil and jobs in the ground, our itinerant president tells a South American neighbor that we’ll help it develop its offshore resources so we can one day import its oil. WHAT?!?

With Japan staggered by a natural disaster and a nuclear crisis, cruise missiles launched against Libya in our third Middle East conflict and a majority of U.S. senators complaining about a lack of leadership on the budget, President Obama decided it would be a good time to schmooze with Brazilians.

His “What, me worry?” presidency has given both Americans and our allies plenty to worry about. But in the process of making nice with Brazil, Obama made a mind-boggling announcement that should make even his most loyal supporter cringe:

We will help Brazil develop its offshore oil so we can one day import it.

We have noted this double standard before, particularly when — at a time when the president was railing against tax incentives for U.S. oil companies — we supported the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s plan to lend $2 billion to Brazil’s state-run Petrobras with the promise of more to follow.

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.

Obama said he chose Brazil to kick off his first-ever visit to South America in recognition of that country’s ascendancy. He has also highlighted one of the reasons for America’s decline — an energy policy that through the creation of an artificial shortage of fossil fuels makes prices “necessarily skyrocket” to foster his green energy agenda.

In an op-ed in USA Today explaining his trip, Obama opined: “Brazil holds recently discovered oil reserves that could be far larger than ours. And as we seek to increase secure-energy supplies, we look forward to developing a strategic energy partnership.”

Yet in his alleged quest for “secure-energy supplies,” he refuses to develop oil and natural gas resources in U.S. waters. His administration has locked up areas in the West where oil shale reserves are estimated to be triple Saudi Arabia’s reserves of crude. His administration is even stalling on plans to build a pipeline to deliver oil from Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. market.

That project would build a 1,661-mile pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to U.S. refineries near Houston. It would create 13,000 “shovel-ready” jobs and provide 500,000 more barrels of oil per day from an ally.

Yet it’s now being held up by the State Department because it crosses an international border, on the grounds that it needs further environmental review. Shipping oil by tanker from Brazil is safer and more secure?

If Brazil had copied our current energy policy, it wouldn’t have discovered in December 2007 the Tupi field, estimated to contain 5 billion to 8 billon barrels of crude, or its Carioca offshore oilfield that may hold up to 33 billion barrels.

Haroldo Lima, head of Brazil’s National Oil Agency, estimates that Carioca might hold as much as five times the reserves of Tupi. Somehow the Brazilians aren’t too worried about oil spoiling the pristine beaches of nearby Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro in the tourist season.

We suggest that President Obama return home and start worrying about an unapologetic American renaissance in which we focus more on American energy and American jobs and less on mythical environmental hazards and foreign accolades.

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Word of the Day

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2011 by malcog

via Dictionary.com

fugacious \fyoo-GAY-shuhs\, adjective:

Lasting but a short time; fleeting.

As the rain conspires with the wind to strip the fugacious glory of the cherry blossoms, it brings a spring delicacy to our dining table.
— Sarah Mori, “A spring delicacy”, Malaysian Star

The thick, palmately lobed lead is lapped around the bud, which swiftly outgrows its protector, loses its two fugacious sepals, and opens into a star-shaped flower, one to each stem, with several fleshy white petals and a mass of golden stamens in the center.
— Alma R. Hutchens, A Handbook of Native American Herbs

When he proposed the tax in May, Altman thought it would follow the fugacious nature of some flowers: bloom quickly and die just as fast.
— Will Rodgers, “Parks proposal falls on 3-2 vote”, Tampa Tribune, June 27, 2001

Fugacious is derived from Latin fugax, fugac-, “ready to flee, flying; hence, fleeting, transitory,” from fugere, “to flee, to take flight.” Other words derived from the same root include fugitive, one who flees, especially from the law; refuge, a place to which to flee back (re-, “back”), and hence to safety; and fugue, literally a musical “flight.”

The delerium on the left following the election of Obama was fugacious.  Reality has now set in.  As for the rest of us, our disdain for Obama is not what you would consider fugacious.

Sometimes when you ask a stupid question,

Posted in fubar on March 22, 2011 by malcog

Someone sent me this today.  Hasn’t been fact checked but I like it.

Sometimes when you ask a stupid  question,

you get an honest, logical reply !!!! 

  
  
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF,GRADY JUDD

An illegal alien, in Polk County, Florida, who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop, ended up “executing” the deputy who stopped him.  The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range.
Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed.A state-wide manhunt ensued.
 
The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area.  As soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him.  They hit the guy 68 times.
 
Naturally, the media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the undocumented immigrant 68 times.
 
Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel:  “Because that’s all the ammunition we had.”  Now, is that just about the all-time greatest answer or what!
 
The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes.  When asked by a reporter how that could be, since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied:  (BEST QUOTE of 2009) . . .“When you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die.”

                                                                    

 

How Dumb Are We?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 by malcog

Take the Quiz vis Newsweek

Calypso Louie

Posted in fubar on March 21, 2011 by malcog

“Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?” Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down (Video) 

FARRAKHAN: “I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?

via  Hot Air Pundit

Ex-guard tells of inmate lovin’ at Rikers

Posted in fubar on March 20, 2011 by malcog

It’s one way to meet men.

The female guards working at Rikers Island are sex-starved and promiscuous with the prisoners they are there to keep in line, says a former guard.

“They would do it on the midnight shift when there were not many people around,” according to Yolanda Dickinson, who worked at Rikers from 1997 to 2004 and recently penned a novel called “Taboo,” based on the jail’s out-of-control sex scene.

“They have electronic cell doors, and it’s not a problem for someone to crack open the door,” she added. All the details HERE! I guess they are all prisoners of love………………………………………  via      hotair.

Obama cancels public-square appearance in Rio

Posted in fubar on March 20, 2011 by malcog

Must of looking at too many tapa-sexos.  Which look like .   Usually skimpier.  Why would the O want to give a speech when he can “O”ogle.” Maybe Obamaoogle.

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