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Jimmy Carter’s enduring failure.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

– Wiccapundit

How many of us remember a time when the United States did not have a Cabinet-level Department of Energy?  Does anyone remember why it was established?

In 1977, with 40.5 % of U.S. crude oil supplied from foreign sources, Jimmy Carter announced the creation of the DOE with the statement: “Beginning this moment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977 – never.”

As of 2014, nearly 37 years after its creation, with 16,000+ employees and an annual budget north of $30 billion, the DOE produces exactly nothing in the way of energy.   More than 61% of U.S. crude oil comes from foreign sources.   The DOE has been a complete and utter failure at the one thing it was created to do –  reduce our reliance on foreign crude oil.

And these are the people that want to be in control of the provision of your health care.

Thanks, Jimmy.

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Gee, it’s like 1979 all over again

Friday, September 14th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Let’s see:

Soaring gas prices?  Check.

Flaccid economy?  Check.

Government spending out of control?  Check.

Middle East tensions with assaults on our embassies and murder of ambassadors?  Check.

Impotent foreign policy strategy?  Check.

Fears of nuclear showdown?  Check.

Russian hegemony causing us grief?  Check.

Total loser ensconced in the White House?  Checkcheckcheckcheck.

Maybe I should get my plaid bell-bottoms out of storage and relive the glory days of old.  At least the music was better back then (disco notwithstanding).

Sadly, there is no Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings to put things right.

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You just can’t make this shit up.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

What do you think a video game would look like if the Federal Government was in charge of designing it?  Well, wait no longer.  Only the game has been designed by USC, under a $40,000 grant from the NEA, so it really is just a Federal Government design by proxy.  And the theme of the video game?

Walden Pond.

Yes, really.

I’m certain this will suck nine kinds of ass, because, frankly, Walden (the book) totally sucked ass.  For a couple of scorching take-downs of this wretched liberal claptrap, see:

Drowning In Walden Pond

Wal-Dumb: A Review of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

Now, if the videogame added a first-person-shooter feature so that players could hunt the pathetic liberal cretins shambling around the Waldenverse, then maybe we’d have something to talk about.

(h/t Ace)

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Obama’s Watergate

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

At least, that’s what I’m calling it.  It’s just that there are so many scandals to choose from: Pigford, Fast & Furious, etc. ad nauseum.  But the one he should be tagged with is Solyndra.  Say it with me: SOLYNDRA.

What the hell is Solyndra?   A manufacturer of solar panels touted by Teh Prez as being a sterling example of what public-private partnership can do in creating “green jobs.”  Yeah, well the only green in this story is the cargo-ship-sized mounds of public money squandered on another bullshit environmental fetish project run by tied-in Obama cronies.  Remember the Left during the Bush/Cheney years always screaming “BushCheney!  Halliburton!! Eleventy!! 11!!”  Halliburton were a bunch of pikers compared to this crowd.

Solyndra:

1. Recipient of nearly a half billion in low interest (try 1.374% to 1.731%) taxpayer-backed Federal government loans.    2. Company now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  3. Major billionaire investor in company was a major Obama campaign fundraising bundler.  4. Neither the Treasury Dept. nor the Office of Management and Budget will provide Congressional investigators with requested documents concerning the loans and how Solyndra obtained them.

Nothing to see here; move along.

Read the whole story at Verum Serum.

This is crony capitalism at its most disgusting.  Say the word loud and long: SOLYNDRA, Obama’s Watergate.  Say it often enough, and maybe it’ll get some traction.

UPDATE:  Solyndra raided by the FBI.   This just gets better and better.

 

 

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“I wasn’t talking to you…”

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

This great short video needs to go viral.  Spread it around, people!

(h/t Hillbuzz)

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Obama! Pay your fuckin’ bills!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

This is some of the funniest shit EVAH! Can we get this guy to replace TurboTimmeh Geithner?

“Stop bein’ a dickhead and balance the fuckin’ budget!”

“President Obama! You, personally; all the black people was proud, we got a black president. You actin’ like one right now, B. Pay your fuckin’ bills on time!”

Ouch.

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America’s poor – richest in the world

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

As a follow-up to my earlier post on “Meet the leeches”, here is this video by Bill Whittle.  He absolutely nails it.  As Dinesh D’Souza said an acquaintance in Bombay told him: “I really want to move to a country where the poor people are fat.” I once personally observed the entitlement mentality in action. Someone in line in front of me at the grocery store was trying to buy dog food on food stamps (as they were then called). The cashier stated that food stamps couldn’t be used to buy non-human food. The person then asked their partner to go back to the meat department and get some ground chuck for the dog. WTF?
(h/t to ArmedGeek at Hookers & Booze)

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Meet the leeches

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

When you argue with liberals about people mooching off the system and draining the productive wealth of this country, you usually get a response like: “well, that’s just an apocryphal story”, or  “you can’t rely on unsourced anecdotes to prove your point.”

Really?  Here’s two rock-solid, sourced examples:

The first is a copy of a receipt from a grocery store for five 24-packs of Mountain Dew, a half-dozen cold-water lobsters, and two Porterhouse steaks.  Total: $141.78, paid for with FOOD STAMPS.

I mean, seriously?  Who drinks Mountain Dew with steak and lobster?

Snopes verified it, and yes, it’s true, because the guy who bought the stuff has been arraigned in criminal court in Menominee, Michigan for trying to sell it.  Yes, it’s apparently legal to buy these kinds of comestibles with money obtained from the public tit; you just can’t turn around and sell them.  Jeez, heartless conservatives trying to keep a man down for doin’ a little arbitrage action?

But as the Democrats whine, “we can’t allow draconian Republican cuts of even a penny from these absolutely necessary social safety-net programs.”

The second takes a few minutes to watch.  Watch it.  This is the face of the blood-sucking parasite attached to your ass, exsanguinating you as you slave away at an actual … what do they call it?  Oh yeah, a job.

This guy should be taken out into the street and beaten senseless with whatever musical instrument he supposedly plays.  As Judge Judy says: “seventy thousand dollars down the sewer.”

Paging John Galt; Mr. Galt, you have a call.

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God Bless Texas

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

– Elphaba

The other day I was feeling really down while reading the news headlines.  Casey Anthony walked for murder, the GOP caved in on their pledge not to raise the debt ceiling, the ATF gun running scandal was unearthing more widespread corruption, and the Obama Administration was trying to use the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene with the planned execution of a Mexican national who had brutally raped and murdered a 16 year old girl in 1995; internationally, liberal bed wetters were crying for a stay to the execution on the basis that the long-time illegal alien (had lived here since he was 2)  was denied access to the Mexican consulate.  I’m thinking, America, what the fuck?!

Well, the execution took place as scheduled.  That evil son of a bitch will never hurt another person again in this life.   Texas basically told Mexico, the U.N. and the administration to butt out and mind their own business.  I love this state, and ideologically, it loves me.  In the words of Lyle Lovett, “that’s right, you’re not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway.”

Humberto Leal takes the eternal celestial dirt nap. Are you hungry?  Justice is served, Baby!

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Where did all the money go?

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

These guys know.  Now you will too.   Apparently, The Ben Bernanke™ doesn’t.

Sorry, but I can’t embed the video.  Go here to watch it:

http://www.thinkbigworksmall.com/mypage/archive/1/55002

Do it.  You know you should.

(h/t Lew Rockwell)

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