Archive for June, 2011

Obama’s Energy Strategy

Posted in 2012 Election, Politics on June 29th, 2011

President Obama’s energy strategy, such as it is, is quite tactical in scope and nature. His release of 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, supposedly to curb gasoline prices, is a near-term only mitigation.

Release Chaff - Spraying Out US Oil Reserves to Curb Criticism
Obama: 30 Million Barrels Gets How Many Votes Again?

That term being defined as the length of time remaining in Obama’s first term in office. 😉

Related Reading:

The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy (MIT Press)
Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions
Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, 2012 Election Edition, Books a la Carte Edition (16th Edition)
Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Domestic Maintenance

Posted in 2012 Election on June 29th, 2011

Domestic maintenance, in the form of house cleaning, is a necessity. If one’s house is not kept clean it will attract a plethora of vermin which will, in turn, bring myriad diseases to plague one’s self and one’s family and rob from them their health and happiness.

As this is true for one’s house so it is true for the People’s house, the US House of Representatives. It must be swept clean and sanitized, and any disease-bearing vermin within it must be expunged in order for America to regain its health and vigor.

It would be both wise and prudent for Americans to remember that the 2012 Elections encompass more than just a presidential election; the entirety of the House is up for reelection as well, with all 435 seats being in play on November 6, 2012.

Securing the White House is certainly important, both functionally and symbolically, but all federal laws start in the US House of Representatives. Completing the “spring cleaning” started with the 2010 mid-term elections is imperative if the renewal of America is to continue and it’s rebirth is to come full term.

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after theyre down. 😉

Related Reading:

The Experiments of Dr. Vermin
Politics from A to Z
The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook: From Appetizers to Desserts-500 Recipes You Can Make in Advance
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
Vermin

Selling Fear & Loathing

Posted in Humor, Politics on June 27th, 2011

As I’ve posted before, if Obama’s FDA and HHS were really trying to curtail smoking by Americans, the ads they’ve chosen will fail just as every previous attempt at social engineering of people’s habit through fear-mongering have failed.

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On the other hand, disgust and loathing work better than fear in almost all cases. It’s just a matter of marketing. 😉

Related Reading:

Politics (Dover Thrift Editions)
How to Grow Your Own Tobacco from Seed to Smoke
Marketing In Less Than 1000 Words
The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides
Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry