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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's Official. Electric Cars Suck.

Something anyone with the slightest bit of common sense already knew:

"In a recent report on The Effect of Federal Tax Credits on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles, the [Congressional Budget Office] concludes that electric vehicles are a loser for everybody (especially taxpayers, who will shell out an estimated $7.5 billion in subsidies—mostly to wealthier people, of course, by the year 2019)."

And yet they blunder on down that road, oblivious to the approaching cliff  ...

Be Saddened For Our Country

Jennifer Rubin on the grovel heard round the U.N. yesterday:
Obama’s speech at the United Nations

President Obama is so soaked in the State Department/Western European/ leftist intellectual goo of moral relativism and disdain for core American values that I doubt he understood how offensive were his remarks at the United Nations today.

The president’s policy is in deep disarray because his thinking is deeply misguided. When at the U.N., it would be appropriate for the president to say clearly and without caveats that the U.S. does not label obnoxious speech “slander” nor apologize for it. It defends liberty. Period. We are faced with a segment of Islamic extremists who are offended by the idea of freedom. They must be defeated, and the West must be defended. Unfortunately, this president will never be so clear. And his policy will forever be a muddled failure.




Such the shame.

Ya Think?

Romney: Obama Doesn't Want People To Know What Happened In Libya

One wonders whether it will be days or weeks before the dude throws Hillary over the side.

Because it's going to get real ugly real quick.  And Obama knows it.

How can either even begin to explain this?

U.S. post in Benghazi had less than standard security before attack

In the heart of radical Islam.  Where al Qaeda influence prospers.  On the anniversary of 9/11.

What were they thinking?

We've Gotten Used To This

Four years of it:

Obama Has Another Jimmy Carter Moment at the U.N.

To go along with his Jimmy Carter economic record.

And his Jimmy Carter policy failures.

If he had a spiteful, self-absorbed, opinionated wife, I'd say it was déjà vu all over again.

Uh ...

Tim Kaine Flunks Education 101

Kaine:

"Virginia has shown that investments in education pay dividends, and that is a lesson that I will take to Washington."

Reality:

"Reading scores on the SAT for the high school class of 2012 reached a four-decade low, putting a punctuation mark on a gradual decline in the ability of college-bound teens to read passages and answer questions about sentence structure, vocabulary and meaning on the college entrance exam."

A four-decade low.

The lesson Kaine should have learned?

If his "investment" had been put toward the development of, say, an Italian cruise line, it wouldn't be dividends he'd be getting in return.  It would be bankruptcy.

Which best describes the industry that Kaine wants to pump more money into.  Public education.

Question: If massive amounts of taxpayer cash have produced less-well-educated students, wouldn't a reduction in cash produce just the opposite?

Not that anyone is ever going to consider the horrid possibility.

What The Experts Don't Understand About Football

They're all in a tizzy over the fact that the referee strike is destroying "the game."  What they don't seem to understand is the fact that it's a game.  A spectator sport.  A sport that has become, in recent weeks, a wildly entertaining spectator sport.  Enhanced by the referee strike.

A horrible situation?

Yeah, horrible for the likes of the Green Bay Packers.

But because of the Packers' plight, watch ratings and attendance throughout the NFL climb.

Horrible?  It'll be horrible to watch the team owners try to figure out a way to take all their loot to the bank.

Trust me.  I know marketing.  And the referee strike is marketing gold.

The owners now have every reason to kick back and hope the strike lasts forever.

When a 'Fact-Check' Becomes a Yes, But ...

When the "fact checker" works for the Washington Post.

This is shameful:

The bogus claim that Obama ‘skips’ his intelligence briefings

Here's the facts: "Fact checker" Glenn Kessler made no attempt to refute (or bolster) the claim that Obama is a "president who skips half of his intelligence briefings."  Even though he pronounces the claim to be FALSE.  Kessler simply pulls a bait-and-switch that amounts to admitting the claim to be true but arguing that other presidents in the past did the same or worse.

That's not a refutation.  That's a dodge.

Shame on this faux fact checker for his clumsy attempt at subterfuge.

Joy Behar Has Hit On Something

The chubby clown who appears on "The View" has decided that maybe Barack Obama would rather not be president:

Joy Behar: 'Maybe Obama Would Rather Talk to Me Than Netanyahu'

Maybe he'd rather do unimportant crap with some loudmouth has-been than do what we pay him to do.

Understood.

This Isn't Funny ...

... but it's certainly one way to make the problem go away:

A soldier trying to scare another soldier out of hiccups shot his comrade in the face, killing him, authorities said Tuesday.

Oh, and of course there's this: "Both soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and ..."

A Bit Vulgar ...

... but I understand the sentiment:


Maybe we can ask him to move to Mecca, where he'd feel more at home.