Tuesday, 28 February 2012

THE OBAMA ENERGY POLICY: A CHART AND CHRONOLOGY

Ken Berwitz

Last Thursday.  President Obama made his much-awaited, much-publicized major "energy" speech.  It was so insipid and so laden with excuses that our wonderful "neutral" media did him a favor by barely covering it, even after promoting it to us for days and days (it's good to have the referees on your side, isn't it?). 

Don Seymour, who blogs at Speaker of the House John Boehner's web site, decided that it needed a tad more publicity than that.  So he put up a terrific interactive graph, which shows the movement of gas prices throughout President Obama's presidency, complete with points along the way where you can link to the stories which reference each of Mr. Obama's actions which have resulted in our near-record high  - and most likely continuing to rise - gas price levels.

Here it is.  And, if you have friends or relatives who buy into Mr. Obama's explanation that the cause of higher energy costs is everything and anything other than his actions as President, I suggest you walk them to your computer, show them this chart, and end the discussion right then and there.  (If the link points do not appear on the graph, you can see them by clicking here):

In yesterdays speech defending his failed energy policies under which gas prices have nearly doubled and are rising faster than ever President Obama called for the kind of all of the above energy strategy long-championed by Republicans. But far from supporting all of the above, the Obama administration has spent more than three years blocking efforts to expand energy production and bring down gas prices, while pushing job-crushing tax hikes and taxpayer-backed loans to companies like Solyndra. Heres a look:

 

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THE MEDIA MATTERS MADOFF MONEY MESS

Ken Berwitz

Yesterday dailycaller.com told us about how David Brock, who runs the far-left mediamatters.org web site - which is umbilically, and probably illegally tied to Democrats in general and Barack Obama in particular - had to pay off $850,000 in what Brock himself described as blackmail money to a former lover, who threatened to go public with embarrassing information regarding who was funding his site.

Today dailycaller.com gives us a taste of what the lover, William Grey, was probably threatening Brock with:  that $365,000 in funding came from organizations tied to bernard madoff, the corrupt-beyond-belief fraud who stole untold billions from the investors who trusted him. 

As readers of this blog certainly know, madoff was a big-time contributor to Democrats, so it is no surprise that organizations which also did so would flock to his stewardship of their money.  The fact that dailycaller.com is breaking this story, and not the so-called "mainstream media" which - pure oversight I am sure - barely ever reported madoff's $$$ allegiance to the Democrat Party, tells you plenty about what passes for "journalism" these days.

You can read all about the media matters madoff money mess by clicking here.  Do it, and see the kind of information that is systematically denied by so many major "news" sources.  Then we can wonder together how the people at those sources face themselves in the mirror each morning, and try to convince themselves they are journalists rather than propagandists.


SYRIA'S USEFUL IDIOTS

Ken Berwitz

Mona Charen is one of the better columnists out there.  And her latest commentary, published today, is absolutely terrific.

It is about Syrian murderer bashar al-assad's "useful idiots" in the west.

Did you doubt that he had them?  I hope not.  Because I can assure you with 100% certainty that if there is a US and/or Israel hating regime, there are useful idiots ready to congratulate and support its head of state every way they can.

You can read Ms. Charen's entire piece by clicking here.  But let me give you a taste below:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a firm statement to the Syrian elite this week, urging them to overthrow the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. The longer you support the regimes campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor, she advised.

A mere eleven months ago, when peaceful demonstrators in the streets of Dara and other cities were met with bullets, Secretary Clinton referred to Assad as a reformer. 

 

Rare is the sceptered thug who does not attract fawning admiration from some in the free and democratic West.

 

The more repressive and vicious the regime, the more some in the West will strain to find benign intentions in their leaders.

 

Well, it may be churlish to begrudge people their optimism. But Assad has wielded absolute power in Syria for twelve years, and not a single reform has materialized.

 

None of that prevented Hollywoods glamour couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, from visiting with the Assads to discuss their refugee work. Just-released photos captured rock star and human rights campaigner Sting and his wife enjoying a good laugh with the Assads in 2008. Vogue magazine, apparently immune to shame, ran a fawning profile of the dictators wife, a rose in the desert. Asma al-Assad, Vogue told its readers, is glamorous, young, and very chic the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies. Along with fetching views of Asma, Vogue featured shots of Bashar playing on the floor with his children.

 

When images of bleeding and dead children shot by Assads troops began to cascade out of Syria, Vogue quietly removed the piece from its website.

 

Then-speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Assad in 2007 (against the wishes of the Bush administration) and came away satisfied with his cooperation. We were very pleased with the assurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process.

 

But no visitor was more enthusiastic about Bashar Assad than President Obamas informal envoy, Senator John Kerry, who made six visits to Damascus between 2009 and 2011. In 2010, he said Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region. Even after the tanks rolled into cities and began blasting away civilian demonstrators, Kerry stuck to his self-delusion: My judgment is that Syria will move; Syria will change, as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States and the West and economic opportunity that comes with it. . . . 

 Thank you, Ms Charen, for using your head, instead of treating it like - in the words of Tom Hanks, playing Jimmy Dugan in A League Of Their Own - "that lump two feet above your ass".  How pathetic that so many supposedly intelligent people use the two interchangeably.

Zeke ... .... .... Tell me again about the Road Map to Peace, ... and the Peace Process .... ... and the Two State Solution --- and while you are at it, what about the homes and property of 750,000 Jews who were expelled from Muslim lands in 1948. .... .... Do THEY get their Land-4-Peace ? .... .... [750,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948 -- at the orders of Arab armies invading Israel]. .... ..... (02/28/12)

Barbi That insight's pefrcet for what I need. Thanks! (01/12/13)


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