The connection between banning oil exploration in ANWR and visiting Saudi Arabia. A Limerick.

President Obama announced Sunday that his administration plans to lock up the oil-rich 1.5 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain and offshore areas in Alaska from oil and gas exploration.

On a totally? unrelated matter President Barack Obama and the First Lady will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, the White House said early Saturday.

Obama will cut short an official trip to India and will fly to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet the new King Salman, spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

Obama: Ban oil drills in ANWR.100421bowingtwo

Import oil is better by far.

I must visit the crown,

to King Salman bow down.

Submit to his will, or it’s war.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is now Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, (Mecca and Medina).

That’s why.

Sarah Palin at Freedom Summit. I’m ready for Hillary! A Limerick.

2505FA4F00000578-0-image-a-21_1422145755520Sarah Palin spoke well in Des Moines.

In her message a challenge did coin:

I’m ready for Hillary!

Bring out the artillery!

For the battle is on! Let us join!

Her speech was ridiculed by both left and right. The phrase that received the most ridicule was:

‘The man can only ride you when your back is bent. So strengthen
it! Then the man can’t ride you, America won’t get taken for a
ride, because so much is at stake.”

Sarah Palin 24 January 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit Des Moines, Iowa,

“And whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are
going somewhere, because a man can’t ride your back unless it is
bent.”

Martin Luther King, Junior 3 April 1968 I’ve Been to the Mountaintop Memphis, Tenn.

So, the critics were really ridiculing MLK.

Obama, Netanyahu, Congress, Iran, nukes and diplomacy. What could go wrong? A Limerick.

“We thought we’ve seen everything,” the Israeli newspaper Haaretz  quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.

“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.

 

When Barry and Bibi converseobama-netanyahu-10p_grid-6x2

can Congress invite make it worse?

When Iran gets its nukes

it’s no time for rebukes.

Diplomacy? From bad to verse.

 

In “A Period of Consequences”. Obama’s actions. A Limerick.

obama-churchill“A Period of Consequences.” The phrase is taken from a speech in the House of Commons in late 1936 in which Winston Churchill warned: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”

The British economist and businessman Josiah Charles Stamp is said to have remarked, “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”

The “Limerick:
Obama shows signs that fer sure he can’t hack it.
Our country: The consequence starts to attack it.
But Winston was right,
We must face the fight.
On Churchill’s old bust Barry blurted: Take back it!

A painful State Of The Union message. A Limerick

state-of-the-unionThis State of the Union: It’s said

will lead to the therapy pad.

I am but a peasant

but it was more pleasant

when I colonoscopy had.

1700 private jets to Davos, Switzerland in World Economic Forum to combat climate change?

DavosA squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway.
The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek.
. . . Former Vice President-turned-carbon billionaire Al Gore and rapper Pharrell Williams will be there as well; each plans to discuss global warming and recycling respectively. Professor Mario Molina, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the ozone layer will lecture on how to fight climate change denial with evidence.
Another big theme of the mega-rich confab will be combating “income inequality” and how the world’s rich can pay their fair share to reduce the gap between top earners and the lower class. Admission price for Davos: roughly $40,000 a ticket.

Hypocrisy anyone?

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Obama State of the Union and Groundhog day, take six. A Limerick.

Obamascrawny

 

As Air America Radio once pointed out:

 

“It is an ironic juxtaposition of events: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication while the other involves a groundhog.”

This gem was originally aired in 2007  but is much more àpropos today. Air America is now defunct, for obvious reasons, not related to this  quote. This year the State Of The Union message is a week early, but seeing his vacation picture I could not help but make some observations:

 

 

Obama is looking too scrawny;Phil Punxutawney

too chicken to face the Irani.

For he can’t cope with stress,

so he works less and less.

Gets scared of his shadow like Phil Punxutawney.

Obama MIA in Paris rally. Why? A Limerick.

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”: Barack Hussein Obama to the U.N.General Assembly September 25, 2012.

Obama did not go to France

Watched Football as if in a trance.

For he cannot confess

what is wrong. Let me guess:

Insulting the “Prophet” perchance?

The largest protest in French history conspicuously lacked one person. Leading by absence?

Paris Unity rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

N.Y. Mayor De Blasio, groundhog killer, PETA man of the year demands respect. A Limerick.

De Blasio, Mayor of New York

wants honor; he still is a dork.

PETA’s man or the year

killed the groundhog, hear,hear!

He’s finished, in him stick a fork.

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

“When the mayor of New York City talks, the world pays attention and Mayor deBlasio’s kindness to animals and determination to protect them speak volumes,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.

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A week after N.Y.Mayor deBlsasio dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, 2014 the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public — and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female impostor, sources said.

The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute internal injuries,” sources said.

Law enforcement officers turn their backs on a video monitor as New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks during the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos near Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Police were disrespectful to turn backs

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers.

 

Unemployment number 5.6%. Good news? Not with 451000 dropping out of the labor force! A Limerick.

If you have been unemployed more than a year,

you count as “discouraged”, a case less severe.

Do not go ballistic

You are a statistic.

No more unemployed, but a discard. So there!

The Bureau of Labor  Statistics (BLS) nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the unemployment rate
declined to 5.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in
professional and business services (52000), construction(48000), food services and drinking places(44000), health care(34000), and
manufacturing(17000).
The labor participation rate slid 0.2%, dropping to 62.7%, or the lowest print since December 1977.

LFP

Americans not in the labor forced soared by 451,000 in December, far outpacing the 111,000 jobs added according to the Household Survey, and is the primary reason why the number of uenmployed Americans dropped by 383,000.
Average wages dropped In December,  for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by 5
cents to $24.57. In December, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and
nonsupervisory employees decreased by 6 cents to $20.68.

One cannot help but notice the discrepancy in the 252000 jobs added according to BLS, versus the 111000 jobs added according to the household survey.

With the lowest labor participation rate since 1977 (the Carter malaise) we are not in a real recovery, the real numbers are much worse.

 

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