Friday, February 12, 2010
Just today, he actually said he does approve and will provide financial assistance to build a new nuke power plant. Here is a link to a story on Yahoo News from the Associated Press: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100213/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_nuclear_plant
This is more BS lip service from BO.
As you read the article note the little bit of info on the Yucca Mountain repository. The mission of this gigundus US Government project is a repository for high level nuclear waste. This is the solution to the very problem that Obama says is one of his only reservations about moving forward with nuclear power.
Well, as it turns out, one of the very first things the Obama administration did was to cut the funding for this nearly completed project virtually guaranteeing that the "problem" of long-term safe storage of nuclear waste will be put on hold for another couple of decades.
Oh - by the way - the most ardent enemy of the Yucca Mountain project is our very own Harry Reid - one of the most hated people in the State of Nevada.
I'll give anyone that wants to donate to my retirement 50-1 odds against Harry's re-election as the Senator from the Silver State.
Yesterday night it was announced that the trial of KalhidSheik Mohammed would not take place in Manhattan. The specific locale of the "trial" was not announced as of earlySaturday AM; however, various sources have said that it would probably not takeplace in a public civilian courtroom.
I'm certain Holder, Napalitano, and the Obama boys are trying to figure outwhat place would fit the bill.
* It should be a very secure place.
* It should be designed and constructed just for this very purpose.
* It should be fully equipped with courtroom facilities, holding facilities, global communications, barracks, etc. – A military base would be ideal.
* It should be close to where the terrorist "suspects" are currently located
* There should be no threat to American Citizens should something go awry.
* There should be a secure and controlled airstrip capable of supporting both civilian airliners and military aircraft of all types.
* There should be a secure and controlled harbor and portfacilities.
Hmmm - seems to me that the military base and prison at Guantanamo Bay fulfills each and every one of the prerequisites. EVERYTHING is there. Fully functioning and ready to go NOW.
Now - let's have a show of hands - How many of you think that Holder,Napalitano, and Obama will be able to figure this puzzle out in timebefore the next election of a GOP to a seat formerly held by a Democrat?
Like I've said before - I hold out very little hope that the USA will be able to survive this crap.
The will, the intellect, and the integrity of the bulk of American citizens are not up to the task at hand. Scumbag sociopaths such as those that have been chosen to direct our course have the upper hand.
We are already circling the drain on a steady and inexorable path directly to the sewer.
(FYI - this is not mine, it can be found in many forms in many places here on the net.)
HIGH SCHOOL -- 1960 vs. 2010
How stupid have we become?
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1960 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2010 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1960 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2010 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1960 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good swat by the Vice Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD.. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1960 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1960 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock..
2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Pedro fails high school English.
1960 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2010 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum.. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1960 - Ants die.
2010 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents --and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1960 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in
Alaska . I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics
well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the
Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's
about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm
about to mention here.
1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because
as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican
and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt
Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in
State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping
around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well, you
know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever
done anything similar.
2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to
protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new
system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest
corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the
door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and Alaska residents
went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the
other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the
name of any other governor in the country that has done anything
3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is
she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known
as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in
the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need
something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could
use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it
Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's
cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the
State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and
dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning - I
imagine - that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of
those other governors.
4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she
also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas
pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in
the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried.
If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed
while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of
brownies with her other hand.
5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a
place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they
couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No
governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them
she was revoking their lease and kicking them out.. They protested and
threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew
the way to the court house. Alaska won again.
6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for
electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her
plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can
give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and
persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a
cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other
governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I
won't be holding my breath.
By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election
and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent
screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens
when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will
spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media,
along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit
her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral
people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.
So if you please, could you answer just a few simple and straightforward questions? I promise that there are no tricks. Here are five questions, four short-answer and one essay.
What is the mission of our military in Afghanistan?
When you entered office a year ago, there were about 37,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. By December, there were about 68,000, when you said you would send yet another 30,000. So you have increased U.S. troop presence there by over 160%. And 2009 was the deadliest year ever for U.S. troops there. But what exactly are those troops supposed to be doing?
Last June, the mission statement for the military in Afghanistan was "Defeat the Taliban. Secure the Population." By October, your Secretary of Defense reportedly thought that "Defeat" was "an open-ended, forever commitment," and perhaps "degrade" might be a better choice of wording.
According to the Washington Post, you are reported to have said at a meeting on the matter,
To be fair, this is what we told the commander to do. Now, the question is, have we directed him to do more than what is realistic? Should there be a sharpening...a refinement?
Well, what did you decide? What does the commander of troops in Afghanistan think his mission is? How does that compare with what you think it is? What is his mission statement? Defeat the Taliban? Degrade the Taliban? Deflate them? Debauch them? How did you finally calibrate the wording of that six-word mission statement?
To be clear, I'm not asking for an essay here. The old mission statement was six words on a PowerPoint slide. What is on the newest version of that slide?
What do your staff members get paid, and how do their salaries compare to that of their predecessors?
This would not seem all that important, but one of the first things you did as president, on your very first day in office, was issue a Presidential Memorandum "to freeze the salaries of senior members of the White House staff, to the extent permitted by law." So you seemed to think it was important then. We did hear that Rahm Emanuel gave you an oral report on that thirty days later, as you ordered, but we never heard the results.
So are the salaries of the senior members of your staff frozen? If so, at what levels? And how do those levels compare to their predecessors' levels?
Again, this is not an essay question. Salaries are numbers. What, for example, is Rahm Emanuel's annual salary?
What exactly did you, or will you, do with the $1.4 million from your Nobel Peace Prize?
According to news reports, your Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on October 9, 2009 that you would give your Nobel Prize money to charity. When asked more recently, on January 19, 2010, "Any update on where the President is going to donate his Nobel Prize money?" Mr. Gibbs answered,
I know they continue to talk about it. I think he has not received any money yet. But as soon as they -- as he makes those donations, we will let you guys know."
It was later reported that you and Michelle contributed $15,000 to the Haiti earthquake victims via the Clinton-Bush Fund. So just what is the status of that $1.4 million, and who got it, or is going to get it? Any reason the Haitian victims didn't get all of it, instead of 1% of it?
Again, no essay needed. Just list the names of the recipients and the amounts to each.
What were your SAT and LSAT scores and your GPA at graduation from Columbia?
You are one of the youngest presidents ever, with one of the leanest track records in elected or executive office. Virtually all your predecessors served in the U.S. Congress for many years, or served as vice president, or in a cabinet, or a high military command position, or as governor of a state, prior to being president. (See Appendix.)
Yet you served in the U.S. Senate for only one year before starting your run for president, had never held any other national office, had never been a governor of any state, had never held any executive position, and had not even been in the military. We really know very little about you. We have not even seen your real birth certificate, meaning the official "long form" version.
We knew President Bush's SAT scores and his grades at Yale. We also knew Al Gore's SAT scores and grades at Harvard. And John Kerry's grades, too. Yet without ever releasing any test scores or transcripts, you have been proclaimed as "probably the smartest guy ever to become president" by a presidential historian of such credibility that PBS puts him aside noted plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin on its News Hour.
So what exactly were your test scores and grades? Did you take any economics courses? Was your SAT score higher than 1206, which was President Bush's score?
You told us your eleven-year-old daughter Malia's score on a third-grade science test. How about telling us your test scores?
Essay Question: What, if anything, is wrong with socialism?
Imagine a world without elections and stubborn legislators to slow down enactment of your agenda. Fast-forward to the U.S. of your dreams. Describe it for us, in terms of who would control things like education, health care, banking, the media, the car companies, and the means of production in general.
Socialism would include single-payer health care. You already said you support that. Socialism would bring about "major redistributive change." You have talked previously about doing that. The government now owns 61% of General Motors and all of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it backs nearly 90% of new home loans. Why not have more things under the control of government, and specifically the federal government?
What did Stalin and Mao do wrong? What did Fidel Castro do wrong? What is Hugo Chávez doing wrong? Be specific.
Which of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto do you disagree with? Which parts of the Communist Party USA's 2008 platform do you disagree with? Again, be specific.
On this question, use all the words you'd like.
Appendix: U.S. Presidents since 1900 and their highest levels of executive or national legislative experience.
McKinley - Governor of Ohio
Teddy Roosevelt - Vice President, Governor of New York
Taft - Secretary of War
Wilson - Governor of New Jersey
Harding - U.S. Senator (1915-1921)
Coolidge - Vice President, Governor of Massachusetts
Hoover - Secretary of Commerce
Franklin Roosevelt - Governor of New York
Truman - Vice President, U.S. Senator (1935-1944)
Eisenhower - Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (World War II)
Kennedy - U.S. Senator (1953-1960)
Johnson - Vice President, U.S. Congressman and Senator (1937-1960)
Nixon - Vice President, U.S. Congressman and Senator (1947-1952)
Ford - Vice President, U.S. Congressman (1949-1973)
Carter - Governor of Georgia
Reagan - Governor of California
George H. W. Bush - Vice President, Director of the CIA, U.S. Congressman (1966-1970)
Clinton - Governor of Arkansas
George W. Bush - Governor of Texas
Obama - U.S. Senator (2005-2008)
Of these twenty presidents, fourteen had been vice president and/or governor of a state. Another two had held cabinet posts, and one had been Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II. The remaining three had never held such an executive position, but had been in U.S. Senate.
For those three of the twenty, the number of years in the Senate before becoming president were as follows:
Harding: 6 years.
Kennedy: 6 years.
Obama: 3 years.
From: The American Thinker - January 25, 2010