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No, this is NOT an unemployment chart

Posted in Economics, Energy, Environmentalism, Obama, Oil with tags , , , , on August 6, 2012 by b5blue

Courtesy of The American Enterprise Institute.

Proper use of our resources would dramatically affect the unemployment graphs if the rabid disciples of the Green Goddess of Gaia would get the hell out of the way.


Good News Gang: Two Liberal Fairy Tales live on!

Posted in 'Professional' Media, 2012, Liberal Straw Men, Oil, Progressivism, Spendocrats with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by b5blue

I have to hand it to modern liberalism, when they fabricate fairy tales… they can deliver them at the speed of right freaking now…. and they have a huge shelf life in their pews.

Michael Tomasky uses two of them as linchpins for Wisconsin Exit Polls: Obama, (Pretty) Big

The two weak linchpins:

The political outcome I really cared about was the exit poll question showing Obama beating Romney. By how much it’s hard to say. The first wave had Obama plus six, then later on MSNBC I saw plus 12, which I also saw here, at Business Insider. The Washington Post put it at nine. So let’s be conservative and call it seven.


And Obama ain’t gonna be outspent by no seven to one.

Exit polls and spending.  Let’s review the facts…. shall we?  First mole to be whacked is exit polling.  I mentioned in an earlier post the wide divergence in exit polling data and actual results…..and Mr. Jay Cost also noticed the divergence:

Last night the first draft of the exit polls were wrong. Again. This is actually a pretty common occurrence — they were off in 2010, 2004, and 2000. Each time leaning toward the Democrats. And don’t forget the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic exit poll–those were also off.

The media and liberals (but I repeat myself) are talking up the fact that Obama is ahead of Romney by seven points, according to the exit poll. It looks as though the numbers have been re-weighted so they no longer skew toward the Democrats. So, what should we make of this?

Go visit Mr. Cost’s cyberpad to see the error in the polling methodology.

Additionally, Mr. William Tucker offers up 6 very good reasons why liberals delude themselves and he speaks to Mr. Cost’s point in reason #6:

Don’t bother them. They live in a bubble. Actually, Election Night in November could end up looking a lot like Wisconsin in June. Romney and Obama will go into the last week neck-and-neck, with Obama polling slightly ahead. Early exit polls will show him winning handily — then, WHAM! Where did all these people come from? That’s the great American electorate, folks, once again telling the hyper-articulate, hyper-organized pundits and professoriate that they’ve had it with big government.

No, Mr. Tomasky, the Democrats were not outspent 7 to 1. Indeed, the unions -just the unions-  spent $60 million trying to unseat Scott Walker.

As long as the liberals continue to ignore the fact that the Democrats are the party of N.O., we can watch in amusement as they throw away money tilting toward windmills of false data.

Britain Should Snub Obama’s Re-Election Ploy

Posted in 2012, Democrat Memory Hole, Economics, Energy, Oil with tags , , , on June 3, 2012 by b5blue

Adam Shaw over at The American Thinker makes a valid point.  The British should return some of cold shoulder with a heavy dose of British sarcasm to the Obama administration.  Juicy part:

Yet even if one ignores the cynical timing of this move, Obama’s request should still be refused by the American ally.  Oil prices are high not due to merely bad timing, or to other international events (although these always play a part).  Oil prices are particularly high in America directly because of the Obama’s administrations anti-oil, anti-business radical green agenda.

Don’t do it, Mr. Cameron.  We’ll all pay a steeper price in the long run.

What am I paying for in the price of a gallon of gasoline?

Posted in Economics, Energy, Oil, U.S. government with tags , , , on May 26, 2012 by b5blue

It all adds up.

High octane part:

So how much does the government make on a gallon of gas?

In this example, retailers collected state and federal gasoline taxes of 39 cents per gallon on average. Total gas taxes per gallon range by state – from lows of less than 30 cents per gallon to highs of more than 60 cents per gallon in places like New York and California.

Those evil oil companies.  How dare they collect a small fraction of what the government takes.  Clearly, they must be punished.

More ammo to obliterate the evil oil straw man

Posted in Economics, Energy, Liberal Hypocrisy, Liberal Straw Men, Obama, Oil with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by b5blue

Nice information from ExxonMobil (via Powerline) sure to draw forth the froth from you local builder of liberal straw men.   Teaser:

In other words, for every dollar we earned in the U.S., we contributed seven more dollars to the U.S. economy – to both governments and individual Americans.

Mr. Hinderaker at Powerline is kind enough to give you a round of facts to reload when your local Prince of Frothness begins his predicable screed about supporting alternative fuels:

There are lies, damned lies and liberal talking points.

Oil Price History and Analysis

Posted in Economics, Energy, Oil with tags , , , on May 17, 2012 by b5blue

Some of the most common liberal straw men that I see proffered are those built around oil and gas production.  James L. Williams has assembled an extensive (hoo boy!) article addressing oil prices, demand and world events…. replete with many graphs.

Bookmark his site in preparation for your next assault upon a liberal evil oil straw man!

Let’s discuss energy, shale we? (Get it?)

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Energy, Fascism/Nazism/Communism, Liberal Hypocrisy, Oil, U.S. government with tags , , , , on May 14, 2012 by b5blue

When I read about the treasure trove of energy in the western United States, I thought about many of the political implications. (Long story short: we’re swimming in oil)   Powerline mentioned a couple in regards to Obama’s flawed stance… and Instapundit also alluded to potential political maneuvers of the greenies to block this development. The opposition will happen and don’t expect Obama’s evolution to bleed over into the carbon based energy category, to be sure.

What many of the Watermelons fail to realize is that most of their collection of fairy tales are long past their expiration date.   Global Warming Climate change has been exposed as a farce as well the true nature of those carbon credits the Melon heads pushed for.  Obama’s push for ‘necessarily higher’ energy prices?  Ask the average gas consumer their preference.  Better yet, ask West Virginia whom they would prefer leading the way on coal mining.    Job creation… would the Melons care to compare the job creation in the oil patch or in the wind industry or solar industry?  Oh, the Melons will bemoan that we didn’t give alternative energy enough time and resources to succeed… without taking time to notice that it failed spectacularly in Spain or what the Germans are about to discover  the importance of back up energy plans in the winter.

The oil shale reserves can turn world politics on its head.  If you think the Middle East is a mess now, just wait until they lose their one trump card in the world of politics.   Russia and China will lose leverage over us as well.   The leftists worldwide will be aghast to see that America really doesn’t need exterior sources of fuel or their ridiculous political strings to reduce our sovereignty.  Mr. Soros will not be amused neither will the Sierra Club.

I’m amused by the prospects, though.  Drill, baby, drill.

Side note: I’ll be back Wednesday.

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