Thursday, June 30, 2011

BillboTex'sTop Ten List







Top Ten List for David Letterman






Reasons To Give up on Your anti-Conservative Tirades








10.  Embarrassment over Palin public comment on the Glenn Beck Show, for recommended lipstick shade for Letterman's lips.




09.   Your hairpiece ALWAYS looks much nicer when you are not spasming against Conservatives. 




08.  One word (from Dr. Phil) - "schizoid LIBERAL whacko".




07.  Limbaugh just joined your writing staff.




06.  Your recent rejection from the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, even in the face of support from previous winner President Obama.




05.  Writers consensus that it makes you appear "Janeane Garofalo - like".




04.  The potential ratings drop for the Late Show with David Letterman if Obama loses the election in November 2012.




03.  Private advice communicated to you from Nancy Pelosi, through Barney Frank.




02.  Your desire to appear "fair & balanced" to your son.




And the #1 reason to give up your anti-Conservative tirades….




01.  It's the best strategy to block potential Glenn Beck TV takeover of the Late Show with David Letterman.


I e-mailed this Top Ten List to the Late Show with David Letterman
on June 30, 2011 at cbsmailbag@aol.com

More Liberal Lies Followed by Cover-ups & Cowardice


Yesterday, Glenn shared his story about the hostile environment he and his family experienced while attending movie night in Bryant Park Monday evening.  He was hesitant to take his family out in public, but his daughter told him "No, it won't be like that, Dad,".  This is why young college students voted heavily for Obama - There is the youthful feeling of immortality coupled with the lack of experience that her father has suffered through.  The only thing positive to come out of this liberal attack on a Conservative, is that I hope his daughter learned from her experience in Bryant Park, if not, then her time on this earth is a waste.

While trying to catch a showing of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, fellow moviegoers were anything but friendly, shouting hateful messages,  kicking a glass of wine on Glenn's wife's back, and even lying as you will see later in this post that kicking Mr. Beck in the mouth was because they were horsing around with acrobatics.  Did any other innocent bystanders get kicked in the mouth?  Daughter, learn from your experience.

Today, we hear from the other side. Lindsey Piscitell, a young woman who says she was sitting behind Glenn and his family, has written a vitriolic response letter to New York Magazine about the incident. Glenn chose to read her response on radio this morning.

"Just a quick FYI -saw your article on Mr. Beck and his numerous FALSE claims about the way that he was treated at Bryant Park last night," Piscitell wrote. "Myself and several of my friends were seated immediately behind Mr. Beck & co (have pictures) and I can tell you that while the crowd was certainly not *thrilled* that he had shown up, his family was left completely alone, and for the most part he was too."

Piscitell criticizes Glenn's security detail for being "unnecessarily prickly with the crowd," and asserts that though her friend did spill half a glass of wine on Glenn's wife, it was a "complete and utter accident."

That's rather ironic because later that evening Piscitell tweeted an obscenely explicit message saying that she was seated near Glenn, to which one of her followers, Marissa Barker, responded, "Ew, can you 'accidently' spill something on him? Or 'accidently' kick him in the mouth?" (See the evidence here)

Well doesn't that sound loving and rather timely?  The actual truth seems to be rearing its ugly head?

"It's amazing how she would be swearing, that's the tolerant part she was talking about," Stu said. "And then the odds that one of her 40 followers would suggest exactly what would happen. I mean, it's a billion to one that that would occur. But it did. And we found out about it."

Piscitell's letter ends with her expressing her frustrations that Glenn offered his love and forgiveness on yesterday's radio program. She wrote, "I'm sure it's unnecessary to point out the hypocrisy in Glen's statements that we were being hateful. I can assure him that we don't need his sympathy.

Well, lets see if her "private" tweets match her more public communication to New York Magazine?  Or she is just a typical liberal hater who cannot speak a word of truth?

Scott Baker of The Blaze, posted this interesting investigation of Ms. Piscitell's true motivation, and exposing her public lies to the New York Magazine:

On Tuesday, Glenn Beck told his radio and TV audiences how he and his family were harassed during an outing to an outdoor movie in New York City's Bryant Park.
You can listen to Glenn describe what happened here.
The account involves people shouting nasty things and even a cup of wine being kicked onto Glenn's wife.
"These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen," Beck said. "All I wanted to do is go out on a blanket with my family and have dinner in the afternoon sun and sit around Americans, not like-minded Americans, and just watch a movie in the park.  And last night that was what it was about   when the movie was just about over, my wife and I got out because it was hostile."
Well, now a woman has come forward to say that she was seated right behind Glenn and that his account is "FALSE."
True?
The woman, Lindsey Piscitell, wrote to New York Magazine:
To Whom It May Concern:
Just a quick FYI -saw your article on Mr. Beck and his numerous FALSE claims about the way that he was treated at Bryant Park last night. Myself and several of my friends were seated immediately behind Mr. Beck & co (have pictures) and I can tell you that while the crowd was certainly not *thrilled* that he had shown up, his family was left completely alone, and for the most part he was too. Conversely, it was his security detail (two body guards) that seemed to be unnecessarily prickly with the crowd, scolding myself and my friends for acrobatics and other harmless activities taking place well before the movie started, and contributing to a considerably less relaxed atmosphere than is typically experienced during BPMN (I've been going for about six years now).

It was my friend that spilled the glass of wine on Tanya -and I can assure you that it was a complete accident. A happy one, to be sure, but nonetheless a complete and utter accident. As soon as the wine spilled (and I question how Tanya became soaked from a half glass of wine) apologies were made and my friends pretty much scrambled to give Tanya & co napkins -no doubt aware that it would look terrible and that their actions could be perceived as purposeful. No words were exchanged after that, as I think that it became pretty clear to Beck & co that my friends and I were doing everything in our capacity to help clean the "mess".
I'm sure it's unnecessary to point out the hypocrisy in Glen's statements that we were being hateful. I can assure him that we don't need his sympathy. Incidentally, none of us have made a career of "spewing hate" on the radio, or any other media platform. We live our lives intolerant only of those who don't tolerate: We have chosen New York as our city for that very reason. We do things like go to Bryant Park Movie Night, and vote to legalize gay marriage. We don't taunt Glen, or his family. And we certainly don't waste our wine, even on Tanya.
Thanks, and please let me know if you have further questions.
Lindsey Piscitell


So that changes everything.  Glenn will be issuing an apology this aft….oh, wait.
We decided to learn a little more about Lindsey Piscitell.
Turns out she is something of a "Nomad" who likes to write short stories and poetry in between panic attacks:

She also has a Twitter account…though that account is "protected" for confirmed followers only.

However, when GlennBeck.com's Wilson Garrett simply Googled her name he did notice this:


Lindsey Piscitell

(dANGLINGbABY) on Twitter: Fucking asshole @glenbeck is sitting next to me at Bryant park movie night getthe fuckoutofmycity (pic).

Now that seems more than we were led to believe!
The link in that Tweet to FourSquare had the pictures of Glenn and his family on their blanket.  It was active until a few hours ago.  But….it's now not there.  More liberal lies?

We also noticed that one of her Twitter followers was eager to respond to her notification about proximity to Glenn with some timely suggestions:

How about that?!  Lindsey's pal Marissa suggests an accidental spill!
I did want to see if Marissa had other suggestions, but guess what:
SORRY, THAT PAGE DOESN'T EXIST.  The libs seem to be dropping of the Internet like flies, after the attack at Bryant Park?
Yeah, her Twitter account is now gone.  Lindsey, we note,  tells the world on Tumblr that she is:

Just another twentysomething throwing ideas out and hoping someone will catch them.

What can we conclude?  Is it possible that the wine spill really was accidental?  Oh, maybe.  But Twitter tells us a few things that may call her account and her motives into question.  We certainly would like to know more - but they keep deleting things!
Stay tuned for updates.

Update:
It seems that Lyndsey Piscitell was also busy posting comments on some blog posts about the Beck encounter.  At least we know that it is someone using the same name as she uses on Twitter (dANGLINGbABY), and claiming to be in the group involved in the encounter.

dANGLINGbABY
We truly accidentally spilled a bottle of wine on wifey #4.  We were very civilized, apologized for the incident,and gave them some napkins.  But we were of course VERY happy that it happened.

Of course the "truly accidentally" part might be suspect now that we know about the friends Twitter suggestion.

AND was it a bottle?  I thought she said it a glass?

Glenn also pointed out on the radio this morning that the suggestion about "accidentally" kicking him in the mouth might have played a role in the "acrobatics" going on near them.

Lyndsey's e-mail to New York Magazine depicts innocuous interaction…"his family was left completely alone, and for the most part he was too"…while pointing any blame on Beck's security detail.  I've watched Glenn's security team in dozens of tricky situations and they are a polite and professional group.  Certainly Lyndsey wouldn't have done anything deliberate to draw their attention, right?

dANGLINGbABY
TWO security guards.  One of them yelled at me when I held up a sign that said "Fascist Douchebag", pointed to him and took a picture.  Some people are so touchy.

Seems a little less innocuous now, doesn't it?
Another commenter on one blog post asks this question of the group:

AnneV6
I am confused as to why we, the East Coast Liberal Elite, have allowed Glenn Beck to inhabit our city for this long. Why has he not been chased onto the Staten Island Ferry by a screaming mob with torches and pitchforks?  We are all failures.

Turns out dANGLINGbABY had a ready answer:

dANGLINGbABY
We tried as best we could tonight. See: gratuitous picture taken followed by immediate email to Gawker. Alas, for someone like GBecks it seems that existence itself is reliant wholly upon ignoring EVERY SINGLE THING that the outside world tells you.

Why has Glenn not been "chased" away?  "We tried as best we could tonight."  And then she references the picture taking, and the concept that "outside world" is trying to send a message to Glenn.  We think we get the message about what happened that night.

UPDATE:
A Sara Romanoski recently blocked her Twitter account (saromo) but a Blaze reader managed to take some screen grabs before that happened.  Early in the evening she did solicit ideas for to what to do in the situation:


Saromo Sara Romanoski
Sitting behind glenn beck.  Like RIGHT behind.  Suggestions for what I should do?  You've got three hours to get them in.

She too makes reference to "accidentally" spilling wine on:

saromo Sara Romanoski
Spilled wine on gb's blanket really by accident.  Fingers crossed he references that drunk liberal twit at Bryant park on TV - makemefamous?

She did get her wish on the TV mention.  And she did at the time seem to want to ride the wave of attention:

saromo Sara Romanoski
@thedailyshow accidently spilled wine on glenn beck's old glory blanket in Bryant park.  Think he'll makemefamous?

Jon Stewart? Hellooooo?
The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher quotes "saromo" saying this:

jtLOL "Jim" Treacher
@saromo to Glenn Beck: "You who decided to show up in my city, apparently expecting to have a good time…"

Since lots of Twitter accounts have been closed or locked in the last 24 hours, I haven't been able to confirm the rest of her original message…but I think the message, again, is clear.  VICIOUS PUBLIC ATTACK ON A FAMOUS CONSERVATIVE AND HIS FAMILY!

No one stood up for Mr. Beck and his wife and daughter that evening, What a typical bunch of New York cowards!  No one there had any honor except for the Beck family.





Since lots of Twitter accounts have been closed or locked in the last 24 hours, I haven’t been able to confirm the rest of her original message…but I think the message, again, is clear.  VICIOUS PUBLIC ATTACK ON A FAMOUS CONSERVATIVE AND HIS FAMILY!

No one stood up for Mr. Beck and his wife and daughter that evening, What a typical bunch of New York cowards!  No one there had any honor except for the Beck family.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Who's the Flake?



Liberals aren't the only ones who commit gaffs.

Chris Wallace committed a big one when he asked presidential candidate Michele Bachmann in an on camera Fox interview if she was a "flake".  Ms. Bachman rightly was insulted and offended by the question which had been previously only used for attacking her, by liberal pundits and democrats, but replied responsibly by spotlighting her experiences in politics, business, charities, family responsibilities, education reform, and as a candidate for President for the United States of America.  She also let Chris know that she didn't appreciate that type of insulting attack from Chris Wallace.  Chris appeared shaken on camera, but didn't publically apologize until he received a deluge of calls, faxes, and e-mails demanding his apology.



Pretty good answer....for a "Flake"?






Pretty good apology....for a "caught in the act", potential "Flake"?
















Pretty good photographic "proof"....of the real "Flake"?















Revealed by video self incrimination, the "Flake In Chief"!....Sans teleprompter.











Monday, June 27, 2011

Remember the Titanic?





"There is No Risk of an Economic Bubble"


DO YOU REMEMBER ???

Do you remember the "historically low interest rates" that had been manipulated by the Federal Reserve?

Do you remember the lies that we were fed from government and academia as the Federal Reserve inflated the most horrendous economic bubble since the Great Depression?

Do you remember the idiotic laughter as pundits on both sides of the political divide ridiculed the few people that tried to warn us of our coming economic troubles?

Do you remember the propaganda that we were asked to swallow as incompetent members of Congress allowed the Federal Reserve to march our country towards an economic crash?



Barney Frank in 2005: What Housing Bubble?


"The Biggest One-Day Loss in American History"

Do you remember the record bankruptcies and credit card defaults? Do you remember the sweeping layoffs as companies across the country axed thousands of employees day after day?

Do you remember how millions of people lost their homes and watched their retirement funds evaporate?

Do you remember how suited ex-banksters snaked their way into powerful bureaucratic positions so that they could scheme for taxpayer-funded favors?

Do you remember how they fear-mongered in backroom deals about the imposition of martial law if Congress didn't vote for the bailouts?

Do you remember how the stock markets continually jerked and crashed as politicians hand-picked politically connected companies to bailout while other companies drowned?

Do you remember how people across the country stepped forward in protest to rebel against the bailouts?   Do you remember the millions of calls into the offices of Congress to tell them we stood in unison against this extortion of middle class Americans?

Do you remember how Congress ignored us?



"U.S. Taxpayers Bailout Bankers to the Cost of $700 Billion"

Do you remember cringing at the headlines as the rich ex-bankers successfully lobbied for the bailouts of their rich banker buddies with your personal credit card? Do you remember how billions of dollars went to the executives of failed banks?

Do you remember how the federal government snatched up banks and auto-makers as if we were caught in some twisted chapter of Atlas Shrugged?

Do you remember how the same people that demanded that we bailout these billionaire bankers, would not tell us who received the $2 trillion dollars in emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers?


Ben Bernanke: "I don't know who received the money"


The Federal Reserve has continually denied responsibility for creating the bubble that has consumed the last ten years of American economic prosperity and has destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Americans.

Despite being probed by the few members of congress who had the courage to press the issue, the Federal Reserve has quietly dodged every Congressional attempt to acquire information about how it has manipulated the economy or to whom it has shoveled trillions of dollars.

Americans understand that this is a scam. When Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, the American public rallied behind the initiative.

When the public spoke out against the shady and unaccountable practices of the Federal reserve, the audit bill secured 317 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 32 co-sponsors in the Senate.

However, this unprecedented call for oversight did not go unchallenged.

Congressman Mel Watt - whose district encompasses the corporate headquarters of Bank of America - attempted to torpedo our efforts for more accountability by replacing the language of the bill with his own toothless language.

When the Campaign for Liberty sent out the alert about Mel Watt's attempt to undermine our audit efforts, Americans responded and his treachery was voted down with a huge bi-partisan majority.

By the time the Senate took action on the bill, the Federal Reserve had actually hired its own lobbyist and was fiercely resisting every attempt to tear down its veil of secrecy.

Unfortunately, Senator Bernie Sanders--who had introduced the bill in the Senate--caved under the pressure of the Federal Reserve lobbyists and the Obama Administration by significantly watering down the language of the bill.

Despite having most of the language of the bill watered down or removed, what the public began to learn was astounding.

What was the Federal Reserve up to? Where was the money going?

It was going to middle-eastern dictators and billionaire housewives.

The small bit of audit language that remained intact in the bill uncovered that the Federal Reserve had provided at least 46 low-interest loans to the Arab Banking Corporation, of which the Central Bank of Libya owns a majority stake.

Totaling more than $26 billion, these loans shifted capital from the job markets of our country to the government and banking system under Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Yes, the same Muammar Gaddafi that has recently been condemned for turning his military against his own people.

It was also found that $220 million was given directly to Christy Mack, wife of the chairman of Morgan Stanley, and to Susan Karches, the widow of the former president of Morgan Stanley's investment banking division.

Under the agreement for the "loans," Mack and Karches can keep all of the profits on their investments while the Treasury and the Federal Reserve would have to absorb 90% of all losses on the investments.

This has nothing to do with protecting our economy or creating jobs. This is political wrangling and corporate welfare at the expense of the American taxpayer.

This insanity has to end. For too long the Federal Reserve has manipulated our economy to disastrous results without oversight. For too long the Federal Reserve has shuffled taxpayer dollars in dangerous political games without transparency.

It is time for a full Audit of the Federal Reserve.

Congressman Ron Paul has reintroduced the bill for a full audit of the Federal Reserve. This time he has a partner in the Senate who won't stab us in the back when the Federal Reserve and the Obama Administration start pulling strings.

Congressman Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul, has introduced companion legislation in the senate and has pledged to continue to help us drive this vital issue forward.
We already have huge momentum on this issue as 159 members of the House and 6 Senators have co-sponsored this bill. However, 18 Texas legislators have yet to co-sponsor this bill. Can you help me mobilize behind this issue?
Please contact your legislators today if they have not already become co-sponsors of Audit the Fed:
Rep. Ted Poe (R— 2nd District): 202-225-6565
Rep. Ralph Hall (R— 4th District): 202-225-6673
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R— 5th District): 202-225-3484
Rep. Kevin Brady (R— 8th District): 202-225-4901
Rep. Al Green (D— 9th District): 202-225-7508
Rep. Mike Conaway (R— 11th District): 202-225-3605
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D— 15th District): 202-225-2531
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D— 16th District): 202-225-4831
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D— 18th District): 202-225-3816
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D— 20th District): 202-225-3236
Rep. Pete Olson (R— 22nd District): 202-225-5951
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D— 25th District): 202-225-4865
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D— 28th District): 202-225-1640
Rep. Gene Green (D— 29th District): 202-225-1688
Rep. Eddie Johnson (D— 30th District): 202-225-8885
Rep. Pete Sessions (R— 32nd District): 202-225-2231
Senator Kay Hutchison (R): 202-224-5922
Senator John Cornyn (R): 202-224-2934
When we last pushed for transparency we proved that the winds of change are in our favor. Only with your help will we finally be able to tear down the walls of secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve.


For Liberty,

Debbie McKee
Texas State Coordinator
Virginia Campaign for Liberty


Michelle's Extravagances

A comment I found on a conservative site to an article about the extravagances of Michelle Obama.

John says:
June 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

"How things have changed! If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Miz Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public:

1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (First Lady's Chief Of Staff)
2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5. Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6. $90,000 – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14. Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18. Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21. Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
22. Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

There has never been anyone in the White House at any time that has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President’s own pocket.

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom travelled aboard Air Force One to Europe."

UPDATE: Letter from the First Lady

Dear American Taxpayer


For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.  I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain.


My daughter Sasha , several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.  Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.


     My daughters and I thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.  By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters!  I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?  


Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close.  That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.


I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.  So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.  


I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago.  I just had to get away for a few days.


Cordially,
Michelle Obama


P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned!


P.P.S.S. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard; it was fabulous. And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha's Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.


P.P.P.S.S.S. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!

Love ya!


Remember we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama Squanders Our U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves

The U.S. is releasing 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as part of an International effort to make up for the loss in supply from the disruption in Libya’s production in the face of ongoing “kinetic military action” the US Energy Department announced Thursday, June 23, 2011.

The release coincides with another 30 million barrels to be released in the coming month from other nations in coordination with the International Energy Agency (IEA).

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the SPR is currently at a record 727 million barrels in storage.  He said the situation in Libya – which the US began bombing in March, 2011, but which has been under NATO control since May – has caused a loss of roughly 1.5 million barrels of oil per day – particularly light, sweet crude FROM GLOBAL MARKETS.

"We are taking this action in response to the ongoing loss of crude oil due to supply disruptions in Libya and other countries and their impact on the global economic recovery," Chu said in a statement. "As we move forward, we will continue to monitor the situation and stand ready to take additional steps if necessary."

The IEA, a 28-member nation organization created to create a collective response to major disruptions in oil supply, said the coming release of oil inventory is the third time the agency has taken such action.
"I expect this action will contribute to well-supplied markets and to ensuring a soft landing for the world economy," said Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka.
The IEA said that the percentage distribution of stocks from each country is based on the proportionate share of consumption. As a result, the U.S. is releasing 50 percent of the total while European countries release about 30 percent and Asian countries provide the remaining 20 percent.  The IEA also said that even though the crisis in Libya began in February, tightening of supply by OPEC and recent European refinery outages linked to "seasonal maintenance work" along with summer demand in the Northern Hemisphere "represents an imminent risk." Chu noted that U.S. demand is at its highest in the summer driving months of July and August.


 
Lets see,.....so terrorists with AK-47s can burn their own oil fields, American soldiers give their lives to stop them, and THE U.S. IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE 50% OF THE IEA's "GIFT" TO THE GLOBAL MARKET & OTHER TERRORIST COUNTRIES, FOR THE "INCONVENIENCE"???  


I DON'T THINK SO!!!



Here is the phone/fax/e-mail correspondence I sent to Dr. Chu after seeing today’s news about the Obama administration’s continuing effort to take Marxist style control of American liberties while offering his supplication, using American strategic resources, to the “global community”.  I also sent a copy to Fox News.

Using U.S. strategic defensive oil reserves to make things more comfortable for the global market and terrorist countries? 

We must not allow this to happen!

The Obama administration refuses to allow drilling for existing oil to be used for American consumption and gas price relief, BUT ALLOWS DEPLETING OUR STRATEGIC EMERGENCY OIL RESERVES in order to make things better for the International market and terrorist controlled countries???

What insanity!

The U.S. SPR was created for the specific purpose of providing America with the ability to fight off an attack from terrorists or any enemy who might try to reduce our ability to defend ourselves by attacking us and at the same time, preventing our importing of oil necessary to fuel our military.  Even a 4% gift to other countries including terrorist countries, is too much from such an important American self defense resource.

This so called “crisis” in International supply has been intensified by OPEC’s “tightening of supply”, and “recent European refinement outages linked to seasonal maintenance work.”  Ok, if they contributed to the "crisis", then let them contribute to the solution!

Dr. Chu, become a patriotic American in support of a sound, strategic energy strategy to meet the defensive needs of our country, the United States of America, or become a casualty along with the dangerous agendas of the Obama administration.  There is too much at stake for you to do otherwise.  God bless America.



You can contact Dr. Chu at the locations listed below:
          E-mail               The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov
          Phone               1-202-586-5000
          Fax                   1-202-586-4403
          Mail                   Dr. Steven Chu
                                    U.S. Department of Energy
                                    1000 Independence Ave., SW
                                    Washington, D.C.  20585

Fox News can be contacted at 1-888-369-4762,
Or e-mailed at newswatch@foxnews.com

UPDATE: June 25, 2011 -- Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has a comment and video at this link  VIDEO

UPDATE:  March 23, 2012 -- There is an Internet rumor circulating that Obama is intending to sabotage America's strategic oil reserve ONCE AGAIN, by releasing significant amounts of oil from it, a month or two before the November general election in an effort to drop gasoline prices enough to STEAL the election  Once again his RE-ELECTION trumps America's national security - Slowly reducing our national oil reserves, along with Obama's extreme budget cuts to the military, is his administration's agenda to emasculate our American military and leave us defenseless.  Obama is in collusion with Britain and hopes to STEAL his re-election at the expense of America's national defense.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ObamaCare "Family" Fracas?

This article was written by Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a Washington Times columnist, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist in Kansas, and President Obama’s second cousin once removed.  President Obama’s great-great grandfather, Thomas Creekmore McCurry, is Dr. Wolf’s great-grandfather.  Dr. Wolf’s mother, Anna Margaret McCurry, was five years older than Mr. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.  The two were childhood friends until the Dunhams moved from Kansas to Seattle in 1955.
Dr. Wolf blogs at http://wolffiles.blogspot.com/


"Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.

America’s founders rejected that road to tyranny when they boldly declared that all men are created equal. They wrote a Constitution meant to secure the promise of equal protection under the law.

President Obama, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats all, in their rush to take over America’s health care system, made all sorts of outlandish, unkeepable promises. Among the most egregious: Obamacare would allow you to keep your current health insurance and your doctor. Mr. Obama’s own Medicare chief actuary now acknowledges that Obamacare may cause up to 20 million Americans to lose their current health insurance policies, and doctors are increasingly leaving Medicare, Medicaid and the practice of medicine altogether. Good luck keeping them. Another unkeepable promise: Obamacare will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost immediately.  The Congressional Budget Office’s budget director estimates the law actually will destroy 800,000 jobs.

Obamacare’s chickens, to borrow a phrase our president may have heard somewhere before, are coming home to roost. The law, as currently adjudicated, has been ruled unconstitutional. The president’s own secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, has admitted a major section of the Obamacare law is "totally unsustainable".  Before casting his vote in favor of Obamacare, Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, described it as "a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of".  Well, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Madoff certainly would be proud of you and your colleagues.

The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.

More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.

But the political payoffs don’t stop there. The Obama administration didn't forget its closest friends in the latest round of waivers. Although there are 435 congressional districts across America, nearly 20 percent of the new waivers, amazingly, found their way to a single district - Mrs. Pelosi's.  As for Mr. Reid, well, the entire state of Nevada found an early waiver in its Christmas stocking.  After all, what kind of a political crony would the president be if he couldn’t pull a few strings?

The priorities of the Obama administration and its Democratic allies are on display with every waiver granted. The list of beneficiaries in Mrs. Pelosi’s district, for example, belongs in an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".  Mrs. Pelosi, champion of the unions and no stranger to hypocrisy, has amassed a fortune as part owner of Napa Valley Auberge du Soleil resort - a luxurious non-union shop.  Now her luxury boutique colleagues also can benefit from her "do as I say" politics.  The "four-diamond luxury" hotel Campton Place, Tru Spa, Allure magazine’s "best day spa in San Fransisco”; Boboquivari’s and its $59 porterhouse steaks; and Cafe des Amis, "a timeless Parisian style brasserie", are among her beneficiaries.

As American families are being squeezed by increasing health insurance premiums as well as rising gasoline and grocery prices, I'm sure they'll be relieved to know that San Francisco's down-and-out millionaires will be protected from paying Obamacare’s bills.  Mercifully, Mrs. Pelosi’s limousine liberals will no longer be forced to beg for Grey Poupon from every Rolls-Royce passing by.

Why did these particular businesses receive waivers? The administration that calls itself the most transparent in history won’t say.  Nor will it explain why it has denied at least 79 requests from others.  Worse still, Health and Human Services has decreed that it will not even accept waiver requests from individuals, so if you choose to purchase your insurance directly, you have no recourse.

Americans deserve and, in fact, are guaranteed by our Constitution a level playing field. We were never promised equality in results, but we do deserve to play by the same rules and to be judged by the same standards. When a new law like Obamacare is so deeply flawed that its supporters openly violate these American bedrock principles to sustain it, it’s time to repeal that law.

I will repeat the same question I’ve been asking since the first health care waiver was granted: If Obamacare is such a great law, why does the White House keep exempting its best friends from it?

Here is another Obamacare opinion from Obama’s cousin, Dr. Wolfe:


Michele Malkin is not an Obama family member, but seems to have similar doubts as Obama cousin Dr. Wolfe, as expressed in her post from several months ago:

"Obamacare refugees first began beating down the exit doors in October 2010. It started with McDonald's and Jack in the Box; spread to Dish Networks, hair salon chain Regis Corp and resort giant Universal Orlando; took hold among every major Big Labor organization from the AFL-CIO to the CWA to the SEIU; roped in the nationalized health care promoters at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (whose board of trustees includes health care czar Nancy Ann DeParle); and is now gripping entire states (Florida, Tennesee, Ohio, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire and Nevada all recently received their waivers).
Now the west coast liberals seemed troubled about ObamaCare.  In the middle of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, a cluster of San Francisco small businesses is among the latest recipients of get-out-of-Obamacare free passes. As Jamie Dupree of Cox Media Group and Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller pointed out this week, there are at least two dozen Bay Area companies -- including bars, restaurants, hotels, tourist shops, real estate and auto firms -- that have secured temporary, one-year reprieves from the federal law. It's the San Francisco Treat that voters didn't foresee until after the bill was rammed down their throats.

Another noteworthy waiver winner: Seattle-based REI. The trendy Pacific Northwest outdoor equipment retailer's progressive CEO and Democratic campaign donor, Sally Jewell, appeared with President Obama in 2009 to tout White House health care reform initiatives. Two years later, REI received a waiver to protect the health benefits of a whopping 1,180 workers from the very tentacles of the big government bureaucrats that Jewell had embraced at Obama's roundtable.

To date, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted federal health care law exemptions to more than three million American workers covered by more than 1,300 unions, companies and insurers who had voluntarily offered low-cost health plans with annual benefits limits. Meddling Obamacare architects outlawed those private plans -- nicknamed "mini med" plans -- in the name of "patients' rights." But without special waivers, the escapees would have been forced to hike premiums or drop insurance coverage altogether for mostly low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers."

UPDATE: As of June 18,2011 exemptions to Obamacare now apply to over 3 million American workers, 1,372 companies and labor unions, and seven states because it is too expensive and unmanageable.

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"Among the most recent union affiliates to secure pardons from the one-size-fits-all ObamaCare health policy that their bosses spent hundreds of millions of dollars of worker dues lobbying for:

- Teamsters Local 485 Health and Welfare Fund in Brooklyn, N.Y.

- Detroit and Vicinity Trowel Trades Health and Welfare Fund_

- Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1182 Security Benefits Fund_

- CWA Local 1183 Health and Welfare Fund

- Bakers Union and Food Employees Labor Relations Association Health and Welfare Fund

- Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois Home Care and Child Care Fund

- United Food and Commercial Workers San Diego Employers Health and Welfare Trust

- Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15, 15A, 15C, 15D AFL-CIO

- United Steelworkers Local 1-0318 Health and Welfare Trust Fund

- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices Local 198 AFL-CIO Health and Welfare Trust

- Teamsters Local 617 Welfare Fund in Ridgefield, N.J.

- Teamsters Local 734 Welfare Fund in Chicago

- Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60 Health and Welfare Fund

- New York State Nurses Welfare Plan for New York City Employed Registered Professional Nurses

The ultimate goal, it bears repeating, is to force a massive, revolutionary and irreversible shift from private to public insurance designed by government-knows-best bureaucrats.

Pelosi and the Golden Ticket Administrators in Washington deny preferential treatment for waiver beneficiaries. But the stench of waivers-for-favors won't be dispelled until and unless the Obama administration releases a full list not only of those who won exemptions, but also of those who applied and were denied.

With San Francisco businesses caught with their hands in the waiver jar, Pelosi's office could do nothing else but pout: "It is pathetic," said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill, "that there are those who would be cheering for Americans to lose their minimum health coverage or see their premiums increase for political purposes."

It is far more pathetic to have cheered, as Pelosi did on the one-year anniversary of Obamacare, the law's onerous benefits limits from which thousands of her own constituents have now been exempted.

Once again, the rest of America wants to know: Dude, where's my waiver?"
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Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).