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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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Do the math.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Gee, I absolutely could never have seen this one coming, on the day after the election:

Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

So, Obama voters, you planned to take a slice of the producer’s pie, without making any pie yourselves.  What happens when you try that?

Ten percent of nothin’ is, let me do the math here… nothin’ and a nothin’, carry the nothin’…

– Jayne Cobb

 

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Fast & Furious Redux, 2.0, Deja Vu, All Over Again

Monday, July 30th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Honestly, we are so hosed.  The Federal government does what it wants, when it wants, and screw you if you object.

The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 – a big red semi supposedly getting repairs in Houston.

“Your driver was shot in your truck,” said the caller, a business colleague. “Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?”

“What did you say?” Patty recalled asking. “Could you please repeat that?”

The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop.

Commandeered by one of his drivers, who was secretly working with federal agents, the truck had been hauling marijuana from the border as part of an undercover operation. And without Patty’s knowledge, the Drug Enforcement Administration was paying his driver, Lawrence Chapa, to use the truck to bust traffickers.

This article in the Houston chronicle gives the whole sordid story.

Damn.  Just, damn.

(h/t Ace of Spades)

 

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Be careful what you ask for, Lefties

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Not much to say about the ObamaCare decision.   It is what it is.

Here’s what I think.  Leftists will come to regret this decision, when the inevitable Republican administration with a Republican Congress decides to gore one of Liberalism’s oxes.  Say, abortion or gun control.

1. Congress passes a law requiring that before obtaining an abortion, you MUST get counseling on alternative options and sit through lengthy video presentations of what happens during an abortion.   Don’t want to do it?  OK, just pay the substantial tax Congress imposed, like the ObamaCare decision says Congress can require you to do.

2. Congress passes a law (like the one in Kennesaw, Georgia from 1982) requiring all citizens to purchase a firearm and ammunition, in order to increase public security and reduce crime.  Don’t want to do it?  OK, just pay the substantial penalty – er, tax – which Congress thoughtfully set at $10,000.

I think Barack Obama will come to regret this decision as a Pyrrhic victory.  In the end, he will be voted out of office, ObamaCare will be repealed, and the Supreme Court decision upholding it will be relegated to a dusty footnote of interest only to law students suffering through Constitutional Law class.

Careful what you wish, you may regret it

Careful what you wish, you just might get it

– Metallica

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This says it all.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Courtesy of  Sister Toldjah:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why on Earth is Obama the President?

 

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Fail.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

– Wiccapundit

This spot-on video got the Twitter account of its producer – Free Market America – suspended.  I wonder why.

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

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The inmates are in charge of the nuthouse. On second thought, they ain’t so crazy after all – just guilty as all hell.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

– Wiccapundit

If you want to know why your Wiccapundit no longer speculates in the stock and commodities markets, and instead invests exclusively in lead and brass (*wink*) for long-term gain potential, look no further than the widening cesspit that is MF Global.

As Market Ticker and Zero Hedge have pointed out of late, and Ann Barnhardt shows today, the financial markets are like a casino where when you bet wrong, you lose, and when you bet right, you lose.

The two big shitburgers of late: (1) The bankruptcy trustee in the MF Global Chapter 7 proceeding SEIZED physical bullion of MF Global’s customers; bullion that they paid for, took actual delivery of, have serial number receipts for specific bullion bars of, that they stored in bonded warehouses and have paid receipts for storage fees for.  (2) The MF Global bankruptcy was filed as a Chapter 7 for a SECURITIES dealer, not for a COMMODITIES BROKER, which MF Global actually was.  The difference?  Under Subchapter IV of  Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code (the proper section for a commodities broker bankruptcy), the customers are first in line.  Under the section for securities dealers bankruptcy, the CREDITORS are first in line.  Can you say J.P. Morgan?

As Ann has said before, if you think you actually own something in this environment, YOU DON’T, unless you can physically stand in front of it with a weapon in your hands to defend it.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Molon Labe.

 

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What if?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this short but thoughtful essay, Judge Andrew Napolitano asks; “What if the Constitution no longer applied?”   Well worth your time to read.

(h/t Lew Rockwell)

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The One Per Cent

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

 

 

(h/t Ace)

 

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Listen! I hear the world’s tiniest violin!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

– Elphaba

Gasp! Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn is calling the Obama Administration a “wet blanket to business”…just listen to him whine.  Well, he supported Obama during the election.  Yes, he did!  The truth hurts, don’t it, Stevie.

 

Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of sore thumbs.

 

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