Saturday, April 21, 2012

Green Energy Failures Continue to Hound our Campaign: WTF?

Finally! Some good news for Big Guy! Ohio and Michigan (2 swing states!) are making an economic turnaround! And he’s taking the credit for it.

In Michigan the turnaround must be due to the Green energy initiatives launched by then Governor and media darlin’ Jennifer Granholm, right?  The green initiatives, funded by $3.4 billion in state tax incentives, loans and grants, along with another $2.4 billion from the federal government, including $1 billion awarded to battery and component manufacturers resulted in the economic uptick, right?

Like the $430 million given to the  A123 factory that manufactures lithium ion batteries in Livonia, Michigan.

Jennie, Big Guy, Dr. Chu and Michigan’s U.S. Senators at the A123 Pep Rally

h/t Gateway Pundit

So how’s this “success” story working out for you, Michigan?

Well, after receiving more than $430 million in state and federal assistance, A123 has laid off most of their workforce, run up huge financial losses, recalled defective ($55 million worth!) batteries. Michelle Malkin reports:

This green dud will have taxpayers seeing red. A123’s official company motto is “Power. Safety. Life.” But the firm’s reality is “Out of power. Endangering safety. Clinging to life.”

Oh, and they’re being sued by shareholders, as stock in the lithium battery manufacturing company plummeted to 82 cents, down from a high of nearly $26.

So if Michigan’s change of fortune isn’t due to Jennie’s Eco-Doodle Program, what could explain the state’s turn around? Well, in the Great Democratic Smoke-Out of 2010 the residents of Michigan finally quit their dirty habit and elected a new Republican governor. Governor Snyder – whose primary and gubernatorial win is eerily similar to that of another Michigan native, the Mittster’s – managed to do what many feared he couldn’t or wouldn’t:

In a little over a year, a state on the ropes has been transformed. Government budget cuts erased a $1.5 billion deficit, and tax cuts for small businesses and the abolition of the Michigan Business Tax have led to a decline in unemployment.

Well, that’s an isolated incident in one of our fly-overs. The rest of Big Guy’s alternative energy programs are working out pretty good, no? Like wind energy – that was a good bet, no?

broken windmill

Well except for that $70 million that tax payers were charged for wind energy they didn’t want, need or desire. Or use, either, as it turns out.

Butt Solar that’s a sure thing, right? With a few notable exceptions of course.

solyndra-better mistakes copyh/t BKeyser via Blonde Gator

“No I don’t,” the president said when asked directly if he regretted the $535 billion federal loan guarantee in 2009. “Because if you look at the overall portfolio of loan guarantees that had been provided, overall it’s doing well. And what we always understood is that not every single business is going to succeed in clean energy.”

Boy; in retrospect maybe we could’ve done better if Big Guy had just kept his original Green Czar, Van Jones, around to hand out the green. Butt no, we had to fire him because he signed some Truther documents. And he’s a self professed communist and revolutionary.

Butt seriously, when handled correctly, creating green jobs is really a win-win.

green energy

Although Van’s probably done better for himself by joining the Race Baiters United group. And since he doesn’t have any official government position any more, he’s free to speak his mind – and apply pressure to anyone - without fear of reprisal.

All I can say is if Van had been left in charge of the green energy dollars, I have no doubt we could have quadrupled our results:


Butt then, he wouldn’t have been available to do the important work that he has subsequently undertaken; pointing out how conservatives are the bane of America:

“You always have some Americans that, they don’t want to go forward.  ‘We like slavery,‘ or ’we like segregation,‘ or ’we like women not voting,‘ or ’we like the environment being destroyed, we like workers having no rights, we like children in factories…’And they want to conserve, ahem, conserve, ahem, conserve the old ways.

van-jones-arianna-huffington While not his “own kind,” Van with fellow travelers Arianna, Paul and Elizabeth

Butt look, I know what everyone is really talking about today is Big Guy’s effort to get the talking heads off the “Obama eats Dog” stories and back on to the more important class war:

Obamaclasswarfare“I’m Barack Obama, and I endorse this war.”

I can confirm that neither Big Guy - Harvard Law graduate, editor of the Harvard Law Review, constitutional law professor and community organizer, nor Lady M - Harvard Law (and Princeton!) graduate and community affairs patient-dumper - were born with a silver spoon in their mouths.

obama's starter homethe Obama starter house in Chicago h/t Tony Rezco

Butt they sure have grown accustomed to using them.

The young ones are surprisingly tender copy

Still, don’t expect the whole OED meme to just go away.

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*sigh*  People seem to be enjoying it a little too much.

We may have to get Van Jones back on board and move straight to the race war.

“They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us.  They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, ya know ya’ll.”

Wow! That Van is so multi-talented. We never should have let him get away.

I said I want more work, more wealth, and better health in our communities.  The way you get that is not with pollution-based jobs, not having people working at McDonald‘s or Wendy’s selling food that’s not good, not working at Walmart where the people who made those products overseas are being oppressed, but having something that you can say 360 degrees is healthy and positive.”

van-jones-fry-czar-470x376Do you want fries with that wind turbine, dude? They’re “free.”

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Snark Time Out: Prayers & Helping Hands for Minot, ND

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Wow! Guess who’s coming to dinner?

“A little travelling music please…”  h/t: Jackie Gleason (RIP)

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) : Soggy Bottom Boys



That’s right! George Clooney will be putting on the chow-chow bag with the Once and Only!  Tell me that’s not worth $3 or more.

george_clooney_puppy_dog-copyOh oh!

The good news of course is that Little Bo is off the hook as the, ah, “guest of honor” at the dinner that he’s sponsoring with your donations.


Butt that George – have you ever seen such a fraud!? (Aside from the obvious.) Did you know he had to trick his own dog (named rather self-pretentiously after himself: “Einstein”) in order to get him to follow him home?

george-clooney-440Einstein and Einstein

The lucky winners will join George, Big Guy and (maybe) Lady M - she hasn’t confirmed yet -at George’s house!

clooney don't even think about itHere, George gives you a tour of his house (an idea he picked up after visiting the Big White). OMG! Is that a microwave!?!

This dinner ménage à trois  is truly inspired. Big Guy and George really have a lot in common – beyond their socialist politics. For one, they both have fans who idolize them:

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and it’s possible that both will show up for dinner beardless, although George goes back and forth on this.

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And do you remember George’s role as Ulysses Everett McGill in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, it was sort of based on Big Guy, in a postmodern way.

O brother

Not only is Big Guy’s signature “O” in the title, butt the main character is named after a U.S. President – who fought in the Civil War!

And just take a look at some of these scenes from the movie and tell me that the Coen (that’s C-O-E-N) brothers weren't prescient:

Delmar O'Donnell: We thought you was a toad!
Pete: What?
Delmar O'Donnell: [leaning in, speaking slower] We thought you was a toad!

Turtle1MA31593821-0022or maybe a turtle – on a post?

Homer Stokes: The color guard is colored!

Black-PanthersThe brothers of color; guarding.

Ulysses Everett McGill: I detect, like me, you're endowed with the gift of gab.


Ulysses Everett McGill: A woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.

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Pete: Well hell, it ain't square one! Ain't nobody gonna pick up three filthy, unshaved hitch-hikers, and one of them a know-it-all that can't keep his trap shut.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with comment. But I would like to address your general attitude of hopeless negativism. Consider the lilies of the goddamn field or... hell! Take a look at Delmar here as your paradigm of hope.


don't point that thingat meI would like to address your general attitude of hopeless negativism.

little teapot boZero. The paradigm of HOPE.

Pete: I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
Tommy Johnson: Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right

president_barack_obama_and_his_wife_michelle_atten_1134454302or maybe…half white?

And in what may be the most insightful scene of the whole movie we have this – in which Everett explains to Pete why he stole a watch:

Pete: You miserable little snake! You stole from my kin!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Who was fixin' to betray us.
Pete: You didn't know that at the time.
Ulysses Everett McGill: So I borrowed it until I did know.
Pete: That don't make no sense!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Pete, it's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.


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“We had to steal your watch to tell you what time it is. Got it?”

That don’t make no sense!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll keep you posted as to how the dinner contest is coming along.

Oh! I almost forgot we’re getting down to the finalists in the “Name that Campaign” slogan contest. What do you think of this one?

better mistakes tomorrow copy

h/t MP

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

That Dawg Won’t Hunt

Well, the wag-the-dog “War on Canine-ivores” has had its day.

Enough with the pug grub, Shih Tzu-ey and Shar Pei sushi jokes.

bo sushi pillow copy

We just have to move on, and that means both Big Guy and Lady M are going to have to perform more of their trained dog tricks of diversionary tactics: throwing you off the scent.

Accordingly, Lady M hit the trail yesterday to check in with her favorite military families on her way to two fundraisers in Pittsburgh.

Screenshot Studio capture #500Here Lady M performs one of her most popular tricks on the campaign trail: levitation. She learned it from Big Guy.

Screenshot Studio capture #498With all the litter around here, is it any wonder we have to close your base?

Butt we really need a much bigger diversion. So - does anyone want to talk about Colombian prostitutes!?!

clinton-colombian-prostitutesh/t Full Metal Spanx

That dog probably won’t hunt. Butt the Big Dawg still does. Maybe we can figure out how to use that to our advantage somehow.

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Strike up the band…do a little dance! Get down tonight!

Butt we do seem to have some problems lurking on the horizon. Lady M has already signaled that she’s not going to keep turning her tricks for the WTF for free.

oh sweet mother


h/t Full-Metal Spanx

Reverend Manning accuses Lady M of being a “jacked up harlot”(40 second mark) wearing the “uniform of a street harlot” (2:20).

It’s just part of the job; we all have to put on our uniforms to go to work.

Anyway, here’s the deal, no more tricks unless she continues to get her “treats.”

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Lady M, shopping in Marbella; on safari in Botswana

So I would suggest to the handlers that they not even think about nixing Lady M’s little get aways. Unless they want to get their hand bitten off.

And as far as Big Guy goes – well – the handlers have an even tougher job with him. Unfortunately he wasn’t trained properly as a young pup and as a result has became accustomed to getting treats without having to perform any tricks at all.

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Which is to say, we may have to figure out how to WTF without actually doing anything to improve the economy, control the deficit or secure the borders. Ironically  Big Guy himself seemed to have predicted this very situation, back in 2008: (h/t Weasel Zippers)

Muhammad the prophet speaks; will the world listen?

“If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

You know what they say about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks, butt fortunately our handlers don’t think we’ll need any, as long as we can trick all of the old dogs into being “in” again.


So now, if I can get back to my assignment: diversionary tactic 4.0: “Look! Prostitutes in South America!!” 

sharpiealertSee! It works every time!

This could be interesting since the Colombian prostitute in the SS scandal not only has a heartfelt story, butt it’s actually a fairly telling tale. Well here - I’ll let the NYT tell you:

There was a language gap between the woman, 24, who declined to give her full name, and the American man who sat beside her at the bar and eventually invited her to his room. She agreed, stopped on the way to buy condoms but told him he would have to give her a gift. He asked how much. Not knowing he worked for Mr. Obama but figuring he was a well-heeled foreigner, she said, she told him $800.

The price alone, she said, indicates she is an escort, not a prostitute. “You have higher rank,” she said. “An escort is someone who a man can take out to dinner. She can dress nicely, wear nice makeup, speak and act like a lady. That’s me.”

She is dismayed, she said, that the news reports described her as a prostitute, as if she walks the streets picking up just anyone.

“It’s the same, but it’s different,” she said, indicating that she is much more selective about her clients and charges much more than a streetwalker. “It’s like when you buy a fine rum or a BlackBerry or an iPhone. They have a different price.”

Boy, talk about a modern adaptation of the old Winston Churchill story: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are just haggling about the price."

Apparently the hallway of a major hotel is not the best place to conduct the haggling.

Butt note, if you will, how the thinking of this (legal) prostitute reflects much of Big Guy’s view of the world:

  1. She expects to get reimbursed for her contraceptives.
  2. She uses the free market framework when it is advantageous.
  3. She describes her performance as what she would like it to be rather than what it actually is.
  4. She doesn’t appreciate the media calling a spade a spade.
  5. She believes the price defines the product rather than the reverse, thus proving she doesn’t really know anything about free market practices.

Oh well, good enough for government work.

Let’s just stay focused and keep our eyes on the prize.

free nobelAnd those tacos are doggoned good! I give them an A-

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Out of the Darkness: Hot Dogs!

Welcome American Thinkers!

“Because I am so in. I am so in. I am going to be working so hard.”

marchin for obama corpWorkin’ hard for the money

  “We have an amazing story to tell.” 

bo mo oh myand we’ll tell it over and over; until we’re all zombies

“This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”


bo lightbringerThe Lightbringer cometh

I’m not sure that’s the imagery we’re looking for here. Often “out of the darkness” “something wicked this way comes.”

sababyh/t nobaracko8

..something other-worldly. Something that eats…OMG!!?! – No, not brains, worse: dog meat!!!!???

What kind of a monster are we dealing with here?

poor little boDon’t look him in the eyes Little Bo! He’ll “hypmotize” you!

Wow! It looks like maybe this Romney camp is going to play a little hard ball after all. Can you imagine digging into ancient history like this? And using your own words against you? Like the Treach did:

Hey, if we’re going to talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let’s talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago.

Can you name the author of this quote?

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

 (Chapter Two, Dreams from My Father)

bo weiner dog copyHelp! I’m going down bro!

5For the record, I have no idea what Mr. Treacher is talking about.

bo-dogcone copy

Butt again, I digress; I was telling you about Lady M’s workin’ hard for the money at yesterday’s fundraisers (photo embargoed, as per the Campaign Donor Protection Act of 2009).

“We're all here for our kids.  Folks across America believe in the fundamental vision for our economy that we all share -- the idea, as your President says, that hard work should pay off, that responsibility should be rewarded -- things we teach our kids -- that everyone should get a fair shot, do their fair share, play by the same rules.”

Is it me or is anyone else suffering from déjà vu about now? Because if it’s just me I guess I can just go back to last week and do a restore operation.

Deja MooNever mind, I see it’s not just me:

The first lady made roughly the same stump speech of recent weeks, chronicling the acomplishments (sic) of her husband's first term, from the auto industry rescue to health care reform, ending the war in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden. In a roughly 26-minute speech to a crowd of about 450, she also appealed to women voters, highlighting her husband's signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

And that’s when she reminded everybody that “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

size-of-a-black-holeEither that or it’s the optical illusion around the periphery of a black hole

Then later, on her NPR interview show, she told us exactly why she’s workin’ so hard for Big Guy’s reelection:

“because he's handled himself with a level of grace and poise that not many people could given the challenges that he's faced.”

 The very picture of grace under fire:

  obama_golf_1230bo sandtrap not playing this course againbo vineyards gold club edgartown

   playthroughgolfingmink meadowsgolf clubbing

    nice swingPresident Barack Obama puts a little body English on his shot during a round of golf at Farm Neck golf course during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Aug. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. bo golf5obama-golfing

“Grace and poise,” something Lady M herself knows a thing or two about for sure:

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Well anyway, I’m hoping this whole “BO bites dogs” meme doesn’t stick around for long.

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For one reason, it’s sure to detract from our campaign narrative, which is basically “Eat the Rich” not “eat the dog”.

harry's trained dogsI’d rethink that whole “sit up and beg” for the Democrat of your choice pose if I were you, dude.

Because if we let this thing ride, who knows where those wascally Weepublicans will take the meme next?

baby bommm, mmm, mmm!

We’ve got to get back on track with the official Big White message of Big Guy bringing us out of the darkness. So lets all get refocused. So we can keep an eye out for where the Lightbringer will strike next.

whitehouse lightening strike

PS: please help me save Little Bo.

free little bo magnet-transparent

h/t Blonde Gator, Mommy Life

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