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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.


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.


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.




You suffer. But it’s good for you. Really.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

I am often amazed that people who seem to lack the intelligence to put on underwear in the morning have a forum to share their stupidity with the world.

Lynn Mucken of MSN Money is just such a stupid person.

In Why you should love $5 gas, she lists the reasons that you stoopid proles should just be overjoyed at the prospect of paying a sawbuck for every gallon of the juice you pump into your SUGWV (Sport-Utility Global Warming Vehicle).

Reasons like, “you’ll get in shape,” because you’re walking the three blocks to the market instead of driving, and you’ll be bicycling to work.  Hey Lynn, I don’t live three blocks from the market; more like six miles.  Try walking a half-marathon distance round trip carrying your groceries.   My job is nearly sixty miles away – one way.  If I wanted to bike 100+ miles at a crack, I’d do the Ironman™ triathlon.   Just not every freaking day.

Another priceless reason?  “Shorter security lines at the airport.”  Right.  When everyone is reduced to subsistence farming to survive, those precious few who can still afford to fly will just breeze through security.

Lynn, when people are starving because $5.00/gallon fuel has driven food prices through the roof, I’m sure you’ll be one of the first to lose weight on the new forced-calorie-reduction plan.

Lynn Mucken is black-hole-stupid.  How stupid is that?

[Lynn Mucken] broke all known measurements for stupidity. It was unabashed stupidity. Dumber than grandpa’s claw hammer stupid. Stupid to the bone stupid. Blazing hot mid-day summer sun in Qatar stupid. So stupid it goes past mushrooms on the scale of stupid. It is stupid collapsed on itself – black hole stupid. The event horizon of her stupidity prevents so much as the beginnings of an idea or a rational thought to penetrate the singularity of stupid perched on the top of her emaciated torso. Her grasping to form an idea was some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Pulsar stupid, spinning like an insane dervish spewing more stupidity in one pulse than an entire galaxy of stupid, stupid. She emitted more pure stupidity per second than Congress emits in a year. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by rational thought as to be beyond the ability of intelligent beings to classify it’s stupidity.

(h/t Neal Boortz)

That’s pretty stupid.

(article via Ace)


All you need to know about gas prices.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

(h/t The Market Ticker)


Getting Hosed at the Pump

Friday, March 25th, 2011

– Elphaba

Seems apropos.  Happy Friday, everybody.


“Hey, honey, let’s pack the kids in the wind car and take a trip!”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Congress can’t repeal the laws of physics, as much as it tries or would like to.  This is why “green energy” is a scam and a political sinkhole.  As this article from Forbes notes, the reason alternative fuels have not garnered a larger share of the U.S. energy market (they have actually lost market share over the past 50 years) despite billions being dumped into wind, solar, and ethanol generation schemes, is that they don’t produce enough energy for the investment in land or money.  In other words, they are profoundly inefficient.  To lefties, though, physics and energy are just a South Park Underpants Gnomes equation:

1. Pass laws requiring use of alternative energy

2. ?????

3. Energy independence!

Via Hot Air, via Ace.