Thursday, July 31, 2008

The recession that wasn’t and the victory that was.

Did anyone notice that we won the Iraq campaign this week? American casualties fell to five. All evidence indicates that al Qaeda in Mesopotamia has been annihilated, the Mahdi Army crushed, the Sunnis integrating into the political process and actively participating in the new Iraqi Army and the political process at least as functional as our nine percent Congress. But those strategic reasons aren’t the sign of sure victory. It’s not even something anecdotal like Ryan Crocker walking down the streets of Basra. Nope, it’s the Colonel.

Yes, a Colonel Sanders “
Kentucky Fried Chicken” franchise in Fallujah. Islamic extremism cannot flourish where confronted by the Colonel’s finger lickin’ goodness. American culture has begun to take root. Once that happens we all know what you get………. you pretty much eventually get Old Europe: tens of millions of indolent, incurious cringing ingrates to be sure; but still far, far less of an international hemerrhoid than Saddam and the Baath totalitarian terror state.

Even more surprisingly, the economy not only isn’t recessing, growth actually (as in that scariest of words to a liberal, but I beg pardon for it seems necessary, “reality”)
accelerated in the second quarter. Some subsets are weak, housing and automotive for example, but others are strong, agriculture, energy and all things export, for further examples.

As you read these words ask yourself how many times the liberals and the Democrats, in politics and the media, said Iraq was lost and the economy was in a recession? The scare mongering and distortion has a way of catching up with them in Presidential years.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad State 29 shut up shop, becase there is a new political scandel happening that is even bigger than CIETC.

Go over to the Des Moines Register website and type in Ed Boesen.

Read the comments. All the reporting of the facts is done in the comments. The Register Reporters showed their usual lazy selves and just reported the very small surface.

This scandel involves Chris Coleman - City Council member who is Ed's best friend.

The Des Moines city council gave Ed tax money to develop FOR PROFIT property for them to own.

Connie Boesen is on the Des Moines School Board. She's a relative. The Des Moines School board awarded the Boesen boys the contradct to develop the land that formerly housed a school for $100,000 less than the highest bidder. Then, they lowered the amount the Boesen boys had to pay by agreeing to pay for water/sewer etc.

The Des Moines school board should all be impeached for this deal.

The whole Boesen family appears to be dirty. Peter Boesen going to prison for Insurance Fraud - had a Million dollar fine from the feds and was going to prison when Ed stepped in to hide the assets from the Feds. - dumb and dumber.

Go check it out. See how our local "Chicago style" form of local government is working.

The fraud on the banks is astounding. No one did their jobs. After all, why check anything out - it's a Boesen for Gods sake!

Anonymous said...

This could almost be too much. Ed Boesen's wife is a former south side italian.

Ed went from just a humble guy who owned a flower shop with his two brothers, to a huge huge money player.

Helicopter

Two Yachts - one with full time staff

Two airplanes

Heavy cash flow business. Pyrimiding mortgages and shell games with LLC's.

Sounds just like an episode of the Sopranos.

Was Ed money laundering? Drug running?

Who owns a helicopter?

He somehow bot the Ankeny Airport for "private charters". Drug Running??? We are the crossroads of the drug trade right here in river city, after all. The Meth capital of the world.

It's not far fetched.

Lots of stuff here. Where are the Register reporters on this? It's huge.

Anonymous said...

The Feds were chasing him for some reason.

He involved his nephew, Bryan Boesen over at Smith Barney, where another relative of his works.

Somehow, records were falsly recorded by someone to reflect money held at Smith Barney that wasn't actually there. They used that document to fraud at least one bank.

For those of you looking for jobs, there will be lots of openings soon at several banks in town.

May be some openings on the school board too.

Chris Coleman? He needs some additional scrutiny. We found out he's had some civil lawsuit trouble over sexual advances towards an intern in his employ.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

Obama's Energy Plan. From the text of his speech in Cedar Rapids on 7-31.

"That’s why I support energy rebates that will provide immediate relief for the American people. You won’t have to trust the oil companies to pass the savings on to you – you will get these rebates directly."

Gee, he says the gas tax holiday is a gimmick. What would you call a rebate? Just exactly how will we get that rebate "directly" from the government when we could get it directly at the gas pump once the taxes are eliminated from the price?

Anonymous said...

Obama's second plank of his energy plan:

"We do need to bring down gas prices, and as President, I will. It’s time to crack down on speculators who manipulate the market. It’s time to close the loopholes that allow them to game the system."

Pie in the sky fantasy. He's talking about eliminating the futures market. Not gonna happen. It's a legitimate and necessary marketplace for commodities. Dumb and naive on Oby's part.

Anonymous said...

Plank #3:

No Drilling, no way, now how, not under any cirumstances.

Anonymous said...

Plank #4:

My energy plan will invest $150 billion over the next ten years to establish a new American energy sector.

This is the fantasy. This is where he goes crazy. It will take 10 years before that will work. The same 10 years they keep touting that they use to defeat drilling.

If it takes 10 years - why bother?

He wants to take 10 years to invent something that isn't known to any human yet. He wants 10 years to figure out how to completely and totally replace oil. This means getting rid of all of our cars, all of our furnaces and air conditioners, all of our appliances and lawn mowers even.

This is not an energy plan. This is a fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Plank #5

"We’ve also got to change how we use energy. I’ve fought for higher fuel efficiency standards in the Senate, and when I’m President, we’ll double our fuel mileage standards over the next two decades."

He's going to take 20 years to increase fuel standards. 20 years. That takes him off the hook doesn't it? What do I do in the meantime? I already inflated my tires.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the energy plan Barack.

All you've done is cleverly say you aren't going to do anything at all right now. Nothing. Nada.

At best, I have to wait 10 years for the entirely new uninvented figment of his imagination to get cheaper gas for my car.

At worst, I have to wait 20 years for the cars to have higher fuel standars.

This is not an energy plan.

I'm going to vote for McCain because Obama is silly and naive and has no energy policy.

And, well, isn't it obvious, I'm not going to vote for him because he doesn't look like those other Presidents on the currency and has a funny name.

Anonymous said...

Well isn't this interesting. On 7-31 in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Obama says No way, No how, Not Ever, are we going to drill.

On 8-1 while in Florida, he's now willing to do offshore drilling.

In one day, we went from no drill, no way, to drill now, drill here.

How do the libs feel about this amazing turnabout?

He's adopted John McCain's energy plan - the part that actually produces energy.

Anonymous said...

Gotta give a shout out to the mccain ad team. the ads have been fabulous.

I love the deity ad. You really captured the rapture.

Anonymous said...

One of the most annoying character flaws of dems is their insistance that they are "intellectually curious" and people like Ronald Reagan and George Bush are stupid, etc.

We know the facts of the situation, but it's always fun to remind others of how dumb liberals really are.

Remember all of this crap?

"During the 2000 election, George W. Bush was often given the moniker “stupid.” A Boston television reporter tripped him up with a “pop quiz,” asking him the names of foreign leaders. At the same time, his opponent, Vice President Al Gore, was presented as the consummate intellectual. He went out of his way to drop phrases like “Cartesian revolution” and used complex metaphors like “the clockwork universe” in his speeches."


From the National Post today:

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/08/01/peter-schweizer-the-arrogance-of-uneducated-liberals.aspx

Anonymous said...

"Indeed, Gore seemed obsessed with proving how smart he was — and the media was his willing accomplice. The media reported at least a dozen times that Gore was “the smartest kid in the class.”

Bloomberg News observed that Gore had little patience for those “a few IQ points short of genius.”

New York Times asked (in all seriousness), “Is Gore too smart to be president?” His biggest challenge, the paper explained, was “to show that he is a regular guy despite a perceived surplus of gravitas, which at least some Americans seem to find intimidating.”

This liberal assumption that a candidate can be just too darn smart to win a presidential election in this country goes back to Adlai Stevenson."

Anonymous said...

What proof was there of Gore’s alleged gravitas? How exactly did the media know that Gore was so smart and Bush so dumb?

In fact, the record did not indicate any of this was true.

It was often alleged, probably with reason, that Bush only got into Yale because his father had gone there and his grandfather had been a Connecticut senator.

Yet Gore, with high school Bs and Cs (his only As were in art), got into Harvard in part because (like other politicians’ sons, including a raft of Kennedys) his father was a famous senator. (WHO FILIBUSTERED THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, BY THE WAY)

Anonymous said...

At Harvard, Gore’s grades did not improve.

In his sophomore year he earned a D, a C-minus, two Cs, two C-pluses and one B-minus.

He was in the bottom fifth of his class his first two years in school.

Later he flunked out of divinity school (failing five of his eight classes) and dropped out of Vanderbilt University Law School.

Gore was once asked (after having served in the U.S. Senate for several years) to name his favourite president. “President Knox,” he replied."

(KINDA SOUNDS LIKE THE 57 STATES THAT OBAMA THINKS ARE IN THE US)

Anonymous said...

Then a Navy veteran named Sam Sewell noticed something on the Kerry campaign Web site.

In one of the documents posted on the Web page, an obscure military report offered a cryptic score that was actually the result of an IQ-like qualifying test Kerry had taken in 1966.

As it happened, George W. Bush had taken the same test just a few years later.

Columnist Steve Sailer determined that Bush’s score put him in the 95th percentile, giving him an IQ in the 120s.

Kerry’s score was slightly lower, putting him in the 91st percentile.

(FOR THE LIBS IN THE ROOM WHO MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THIS PART, THIS MEANS GEORGE W BUSH IS SMARTER THAN JOHN KERRY)

Anonymous said...

After Bush won re-election, it became clear why Kerry hadn’t wanted to release his college records.

The Boston Globe discovered that Bush actually had higher grades at Yale and also had higher SAT scores.

(Bush’s scores were also higher than those of Senator Bill Bradley, another liberal often described as learned and brilliant.)

Anonymous said...

The arrogance of some liberals in this regard is astonishing.

You don’t even have to be highly educated yourself to complain about how uneducated conservatives are.

Michael Moore, college dropout, travels all over Europe talking about how “idiotic and uneducated” conservatives are.

He also said: “Once you settle for a Ronald Reagan, then it’s easy to settle for a George Bush, and once you settle for a George Bush, then it’s real easy to settle for Bush II.

You know, this should be volution, instead it’s devolution. What’s next?”

(MICHAEL MOORE IS A BIG FAT IDIOT)

Anonymous said...

Professor Bruce Fleming, a self-professed liberal, explains this liberal attitude perfectly.

“All of us are ignorant of many things. It’s just that the liberal here thinkss he knows what the conservative is ignorant of.”

Anonymous said...

"This sublime confidence in their own superiority leads to a closed-minded insistence that liberals know what is right.

Scholars at Stanford, the University of Illinois and Williams conducted four studies on the subject of “asymmetric insight.”

Basically, this is the notion that some people claim to know more than others.

Surveys were conducted with hundreds of students.

Among their findings: Liberals are much more likely to believe that their knowledge of conservatives and their arguments surpasses that of conservatives themselves.

The results were similar when it came to the abortion issue.

Abortion rights advocates claimed to have greater knowledge and insight than those who are pro-life."

• From the book Makers and Takers by Peter Schweizer, published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc.

Anonymous said...

Dude - get off your freaking computer and get a life.

Major Ken said...

Liberals hate the truth.

Anonymous said...

You mean all these thousands of kids needn't have died if we only could have convinced Saddam to have put up a couple KFC's? Goddamn Sporer, is this some kind of fucking cruel joke? By the way, pal, what branch of the Military was it again you served in?

Major Ken said...

Pal?

What do you care? Don't libs hate the military anyway? Obama had time to meet with 200,000 drunken Germans who loudly cheered his anti-Americanism, which he wears like a mantra, yet, Millhouse Obama skipped a chance to meet wounded military heroes because the military told him it could not be a campaign style visit.

Since you obviously drink the same kool-aid, as do all your fellow Marxist whack job friends, as anti-American Millhouse Obama why does it matter which branch I served? Don’t you hate them all?

Anonymous said...

I have an entire family of proud veterans who served in various wars and almost all of them are Dems (and who you would call libs). Take your "libs hate the military" and go fuck yourself ken.

Major Ken said...

Dems from thirty years ago were blue collar and probably had JFK's outlook but Dems of total have a lot more in common with Lenin and Marx. Any modern (modern) lib claiming a family tree full of vets is lying because the military has few dems. Of course, the exception exists for African Americans because a fair amount maintain liberal affinities but, then again, they usually become Republicans once they make rank and see a bit of the world. Therefore, even among African Americans, most vets are Republicans.

Therefore, my anonymous pinko, you and Rosie, Michael Moore, Sharpton, and Stretch Pelosi will have to sell your lies to the more gullible because those of us with knowledge know better. The bottom line is Marxism is not something vets believe and the Democratic party of 2008 is abhorrent to do everything the military stands for. We hate the Democrats and if it were our option, we would let AQ have your sorry butts as long as we could save the good half of the country.

Major Ken said...

I will take it a step further. If you want to meet, African American conservatives talk to retired veterans.

If you want to meet a bunch of liars talk to a group claiming to be liberal while simultaneously claiming retired veteran status. By the way, they are telling the truth about the liberal part but that is where the truth and reality part ways.

Anonymous said...

The Boesen scandal keeps dragging in more and more political types. The mayor of Urbandale Bob Andeweg is involved too.

"Kind of interested why Bob Andewig and his wife have not drawn more attention from the Register. If you dig, you will find that not only did he represent EB, he also represents several other developers that have, or are currently going under.

Lets see, Bob Andewig, Mayor of Urbandale, real estate attorney with conflicts. Steve Gaer, Mayor of WDM, attorney, represented Gary Kirke and all his real estate holdings (WestGlen etc.), and now, is Sr. VP of R&R and runs the day -day operations. R&R isf the largest taxpayer in WDM and Urbandale, R&R. Former Mayor Gene Myer, also employed by R&R and was Mayor when Marsh McClennon moved from WDM to Urbandale into R&R's new office park!! Former Mayor, Brad Zaun, R&R Agent......but....the DMR won't report all the conflicts and the voters keep putting them in office."

"Even though I brought up Bob Andeweg I want to stay on topic. My interest was that Bob's wife Karen is the Chief Credit Adminstrator at CSB."

(COMMUNITY STATE BANK is CSB. CSB is suing for millions claiming fraud. Gee, the Registered Rep for Boesen is - Bob Andeweg - Mayor of Urbandale. Bob's wife is the chief credit officer of the bank that claims to be defrauded. Hmmmm...much smoke in this fire)


"Urbandale City councilman Tom Gayman also works for R&R."

Anonymous said...

"Don't forget Mike Carver who works for Mid-America also a council member who got the city to change zoning from professional office park to a bowling/bar."

Anonymous said...

"Pinnacle Capital Corp of which Ed Boesen was a member was organized on 11/15/2007 by Des Moines attorney J Marc Ward (School Board member at the time Rice Field was being sold to the Boesens - not highest bidder, btw. Connie Boesen is a school board member).

"How about the conflict of interest there with Marc Ward's position on the DMPS Board along with Connie Boesen who voted to sell the Rice Field property.

Connie Boesen didn't vote but I don't recall Marc Ward abstaining from the vote. Is that because he didn't abstain?

He was putting together this deal with Ed Boesen to buy the Pinnacle Bank in Marshalltown at the same time he was voting to sell Rice Field which would benefit Ed Boesen his business partner? Nice going there Marc."

(More corruption smoke. Elected officials getting all cozy with their cocktail party pals. no due diligence, nothing. Hey, it's Ed Boesen. Nothing to check. It's Ed. He's a Boesen).

Wow o wow.

Anonymous said...

"It doesn't look like Ed encountered too many hassles in his borrowing money.

I feel a little sorry for William Boehm, the Chairman of Pinnacle (BANK THAT SUED Ed Boesen) whose family founded the bank because he had hoped to retire after 49 years in the banking business.

We still haven't heard from Leo Herrick the Marshalltown businessman who was also part of the group looking to acquire the bank.

The accouncement that Ed Boesen's "investment group" was going to buy the Marshalltown bank had just been announce on June 20th 2008 in the Business Record.

Less than a month later Ed Boese is dead?"

Wow.

Anonymous said...

"Upon closer review I noticed that Bob Andeweg (MAYOR OF URBANDALE) wasn't removed as Registered Agent from Ed Boesen's LLCs.

He changed the location from 4501 Westown Parkway to 700 Walnut Street in Des Moines.

Bob was the Registered Agent for: Boesen Midland LLC; Boesen Land Company LLC; Boesen Grand Land Company LLC; Boesen Florida; Boesen Marshalltown. Ed Boesen set up Boesen Schaffers LLC; Boesen RK85 LLC; Boesen Yacht LLC; & Boesen Windsor Heights LLC in October 2006.

Peter Boesen and James Boesen had just been charged with Insurance Fraud in federal court here in the Southern District of Iowa. (PETER IS NOW GOING TO FEDERAL PRISON)

The three condos owned by another "dummy LLC" (Talisman Group LC) were transferred to Boesen Windsor Heights on 0105/2007.

(AND MAY HAVE SPARKED THE FED INVESTIGATION AS THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO SIEZE THEM TO SATISFY A $1 MILLION FED FINE)

Ed Boesen took out a Mortgage of $283,500.00 on 12/26/2006 from First American Bank on the three condos with the original Maturity Date being 06/25/2007.

Ed ran into some trouble and had to go back to First American Bank on 11/02/2007 to extend the Maturity Date to 12/25/2012.

Anonymous said...

More Global Warming Nonsense from a nother Limosine Liberal, Richard Branson. I think he got this idea from Algore's hedge fund scam.

"Branson’s bogus eco-drive"
03 August 2008 By Stephen Price

"The Virgin boss’s much trumpeted pledge of €1.9bn to tackle global warming is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

In September 2006, Virgin boss Richard Branson pledged €1.9 billion towards tackling global warming.

For the next ten years, he announced, the profits from his aviation and rail businesses would go towards combating the biggest, most complex problem that mankind has ever faced.

The promise earned Branson headlines around the world. Media outlets carried photos of him, Bill Clinton and Al Gore at a Clinton Global Initiative press conference in New York.

Adults, Branson solemnly told the assembled media, had a duty to pass a ‘‘pristine’’ planet on to the next generation. Politicians and campaigners were effusive in their praise for his imagination and generosity.

However, a look at the not-very-small print revealed that this amazing gesture would not be a matter of taking the profits from Branson’s polluting industries and using them to protect vast tracts of the Amazon.

In fact, the money would go to a new division of the Virgin conglomerate, called Virgin Fuel.

Branson was simply gearing himself up to make more money.

But as always, the PR spin was that he’d be doing the rest of us a favour in the process."

Just like Algore and Bill Clinton. They are all alike. Con artists all.

Anonymous said...

Democrats just don't care about fuel prices. They love this higher price. Algore wrote in a book that he wanted $5.00 gallon gas. That was back when it was about $1.00.

Meanwhile, the people suffer. Poor people suffer. The Middle class suffers. Barack Obama doesn't care. Chet Culver doesn't care. Mike Gronstal doesn't care. "Bully" McCarthy doesn't care.

The City of Des Moines can't afford gas anymore. Watch for more tax, err I mean "fee" increases to cover this cost when we can't even afford our own personal gas.

"Meanwhile, fuel costs, which rose $784,000 in the budget period that ended June 30 compared with the previous year, have come in higher than planned for two straight years."

"Something has to give," Deputy City Manager Merrill Stanley said. "We can't continue to overspend the budget."

DRILL HERE DRILL NOW!

Anonymous said...

Goddamn, Ken! Talk about somebody being at the kool-aid! Holy shit, Sport, I bet you'd be first in line. Great God almighty, Man. Enlighten yourself! There are these big 'ol buildings called Libraries. Go in one sometime and read a newspaper, pick up a magazine, read a book for the sweet love of God! Turn off Fox News which you keep on 24 hours a day, maybe listen to something on the radio other than Limbaugh (now there's a Patriot, a battle wounded hero if ever there was one!), and see the forest for the fucking trees, baby. What an idiot you come across as. Anybody who doesn't agree with you, that doesn't march in goose step with your ideology is a "pinko" or a "liberal". Cut out the whining and maybe people wouldn't be so damn dismissive of you. Scheeze. And another thing, don't waste your time responding because I won't read it. All your shit is same damn recycled nonsense. Just like the crap your hero Mark Klein used to post in here.

Anonymous said...

Richard Branson is like so many other celebs - the ultimate hypocrites when it comes to telling us we can't have an SUV, we must ride the bus or walk. We can't have air conditioning or heat in the winter, "just wear a sweater, you whiney loser".

Yet, for them? Spaceship rides.

They pay $200,000 to spew and hurl fuel all over space, but justify that by saying it's all for the little people. It's all for us. He's doing it to save the world.
--
"Hippies are often credited with being the first to bring green issues to the fore, but the 1960s also legitimised the ascent of personal selfishness over social responsibility.

Of course, Branson is no more of a hippy than I am, just a good businessman.

Spraying huge amounts of jet fuel into the atmosphere, purely to allow rich people to look down on an overheating planet, is about as stupid and hypocritical as it gets." - From the earlier story about Richards new spaceship rides for the rich.

Libs don't care about the planet. They only care about their own personal pleasure.

Anonymous said...

I want to emphasize this point. Because, the 60's hippies are all currently democrats - Bill, Hill, Nancy, Richard Branson, Algore. They wer all 60's hippies. This is their legacy to the world.

I hope someone writes the book about the children of the "Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw. It would be called, "The Most Selfish Generation That Ever Lived."

"... but the 1960s also legitimised the ascent of personal selfishness over social responsibility."

Anonymous said...

did 10:29 try to make a point?

Anonymous said...

Nope. Went back and read it again. He just shit himself verbally. What a mess.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:29 - maybe some time in the libaray would do you some good. Perhaps a brush up on English? Perhaps a brush up on debate? Maybe a brush up on learning to write coherently?

Just a thought.

Let us know what you think after you change your diaper from that shitmess you just left behind.

Major Ken said...

Exactly!

Anonymous said...

Here's what the DEMOLIB controlled UNIONS have in mind for American Workers:

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- Some workers at a local plant will no longer to be able to take their Labor Day holiday because of religious reasons.

Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new five-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate Muslim workers at the plant.

Anonymous said...

Obama gave another speech on energy today:

Plank #1: I believe we should immediately give every working family in America a $1,000 energy rebate, and we should pay for it with part of the record profits that the oil companies are making right now.
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Let's see, we tax the oil companies $1000 so they can give us $1000 back. Zero sum. This is total smoke and mirrors. It reflect Barack's lack of understanding of how businesses run. They pass on ALL of their taxes to the consumer. WE pay the taxes - NOT big oil.

Oby - this is the proverbial snake oil and you are a snake oil salesman. This is a nothing proposal and you know it.

The dumb democrats will not understand how businesses work either and will lap this up like the lap dogs they are.

Anonymous said...

Plank #2: I also believe that in the short-term, as we transition to renewable energy, we can and should increase our domestic production of oil and natural gas. But we should start by telling the oil companies to drill on the 68 million acres they currently have access to but haven’t touched.
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Another do nothing smoke and mirrors bit of snake oil from the biggest snake oil salesman to come along since Algore.

This brings us nothing and allows him to continue to not allow drilling by allowing drilling.

So far, 0 for 2 on something that could be implemented.

Anonymous said...

Plank #3: We should invest in the technology that can help us recover more from existing oil fields, and speed up the process of recovering oil and gas resources in shale formations in Montana and North Dakota; Texas and Arkansas and in parts of the West and Central Gulf of Mexico.
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Pure fantasy. He hopes we can recover more, but he doesn't know. It's NEW, never been done. It's fantasy.

But, how about KNOWN shale reserves in Colorado. I notice he deliberately doesn't mention Colorado and their KNOWN energy potential.

0-3 on anything we can do now.

2 are catch-22's and 1 is pure fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Plank #4: We should sell 70 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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Oby shows his lack of understanding to National Security. We need this oil for REAL emergencies, not just procrastination from d's. What happens if Iran shuts down the strait? What happens if they nuke us?

We need that for a real emergency. Not for failure of congress to do their jobs.

That's not a plan. That's a copout.

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Anonymous said...

Plank #5: Over the next five years, we should also lease more of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska for oil and gas production.
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But I thought no more leases! Why not tap ANWR where we can get useable oil in 18 months or less - (the 10 year thing was always a lie)?

We don't drill where we know we have oil, but will explore more. What is the purpose of exploring if you don't drill?

Another red herring. Sounds good, no substance and doesn't do anythign for us at all over at least the next 5 years.

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Anonymous said...

Plank #6: And we should also tap more of our substantial natural gas reserves and work with the Canadian government to finally build the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline, delivering clean natural gas and creating good jobs in the process.
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Oh, we care about canadian jobs but not jobs for Alaskans who desparately want us to drill in ANWR.

Why is THIS pipeline ok? How long will it take us to build? 10 years or more? How long before my gas price goes down?

0-6 - nothing for right now. Nothing!

Major Ken (Just say no to Marxism) said...

Another great reason to get out of the union!

A thinking person might conclude Unions do not represent America at all. America locked up the father of modern unions (Eugene V. Debs) for demonstrations against the draft (WWI) among other things. Nobama, Moore, Pelosi, Reid, to name a few, represent this same ideology but Nobama also views himself as the Messiah! A little more on ole' Eugene and somehow I cannot help but think of Obama when I read about his kindred predecessor in the march for a communist America.

Anonymous said...

"But the truth is, none of these steps will come close to seriously reducing our energy dependence in the long-term."

Correct Oby - not only does this not address the long term, it doesn't even come close to helping the middle class and the poor today.

What about today! What about right now! We are suffering right now and you give us nothing!

Major Ken (Just say no to Marxism) said...

Barak Millhouse Nobama & Eugene V. Debs (serious similarities)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_V._Debs

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Many to be a charismatic speaker who sometimes called on the vocabulary of Christianity and much of the oratorical style of evangelism— even though he was generally disdainful of organized religion, noted debs.
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I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the Promised Land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition.

Eugene Debs considered America's involvement in WWI to be in the interest of capitalism. Capitalism bad – Socialism good argument (just like Obama) except Nobama is smart enough to avoid the words Marxist, Communist, Socialist but every policy and nuance leads unmistakably to those ends.

Anonymous said...

drum roll please. And now, for the finale! Obama is going to completely reinvent the entire world and all of our energy. In a short 10 years, he will convert all of our homes to something not known yet.

300 million people will never us oil for energy ever again. 10 years! Of course, he'll not have to ever be held accountable since he'll be out of office with NOTHING DONE!
--
"If I am President, I will immediately direct the full resources of the federal government and the full energy of the private sector to a single, overarching goal – in ten years, we will eliminate the need for oil from the entire Middle East and Venezuela.

To do this, we will invest $150 billion over the next ten years and leverage billions more in private capital to build a new energy economy that harnesses American energy and creates five million new American jobs.
--
I wanna know where he came up with this. 5 million jobs? 150 BILLION? 10 years? Heck, he was wrong about the 10 years for bringing existing oil to market. How can he predict 10 years on somthing he's making up from fantasy.

He plans to take the private sector capital too. That kind of sounds like nationalizing the oil industry, doesn't it?

Wow.

again - nothing for now. Just trust him.

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Major Ken (Just say no to Marxism) said...

A Nobama Presidency would be a disaster but I do not believe it will matter because his past associations (not a few but all of them) plus his inability to debate McCain without a teleprompter will tank him.

Go McCain!

Anonymous said...

Barry Griswell is in charge of Principal. He's responsible for this major drop in income.

Barry Griswell is now in charge of the Community Foundation - a great big huge deal with respect to doling out money for "projects".

Barry Griswell is now in charge of Embrace Iowa - a small select group of folks who will decide the winners and losers on flood recovery apponted by Chet.

Barry Griswell just had a giraffe named after him at Blank Zoo for all his fundraising efforts.

Barry Griswell is in charge of the Chamber.

Barry Griswell seems not to know how to manage money.

Why should we trust him with The Community Foundation and Embrace Iowa and all those other money manager skill required jobs when he can't manage Principal?

Anonymous said...

"Profits at Principal Financial Group. Inc. fell sharply from year ago levels as losses on investments continued to dog the Des Moines-based insurance and financial services company.

For the second quarter that ended June 30, Principal said net income was $168 million, or 64 cents per share. In the 2007 period, net income as $304 million, or $1.12 per share."
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Anyone hear RATE INCREASE on health insurance coming to overcome these bad investment decisions?

Anonymous said...

That's a 45% DECREASE! No wonder he retired early very recently. Very interesting timing of his retirement and his subsequent involvment in a bunch of community activities involving distributing OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY!

Just trust him folks. After all, it's Barry Griswell. Just trust him. He knows what is best. Look at that 45% drop in income as proof.

Art A Layman said...

My gracious! The good news? It looks like kenrichards is ok and has returned as major ken to bless us with his inane wisdom.

If true, one can only guess that kennie didn't feel he was getting the proper respect without a handle depicting the inherent intellect bestowed upon every ranking military officer (it's in the water they drink).

Since in the military all those beneath his rank would be required to address him as "SIR", in his mind it logically follows that those posting on blogs would have to follow suit.

Alas, a spewer of fatuous nonsense by any other name is still a spewer of fatuous nonsense.

Glad to have you back, kennie!

Art A Layman said...

sporie:

Now Iraq isn't "lost" it's "won" but we still can't leave?

One would only hope you wouldn't employ that kind of logic when you are attempting to convince a judge that your hapless client should be free of any further responsibility to the aggrieved spouse.

The KFC thing might work though. Just convince the judge that eating from KFC everynight instead of home cooked meals was sufficient grounds for divorce.

Or perhaps explaining that the spouse is a deadbeat because we have a thriving economy and he/she won't go find a job.

Recession? Bah! Humbug!

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