The consequences of Obama. A Limerick.

“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!

Two feet of snow in Seattle! A Limerick.

They got two feet of snow in Seattle

The alarmists are losing the battle.

“It is only weather”

It’s cold, warm, whatever.

Please move on, there’s no science to settle.

 

On a serious note: The world is getting colder.

 

Photo by: Jackie Nichols Gladish of FEMA

As shown above (see the datapoint in the square box), the Jan 25 2012 UAH AMSU daily temperatures are the coldest for the globe at 600mb of all the years tracked since 2002 (warmest 2010, previously coldest 2008)

Above is worldwide average temperatures at the 2 meter level. The new Dr. Ryan Maue reanalysis based global temperature anomalies has declined dramatically this month – almost a full degree Celsius!

(Forecasts for temperature 8 days in advance are appended to the reanalysis values.)

Will the  average temperature go up or down in the future?

Science is not settled.

Obama loves Spain. It’s hard to explain. A Limerick.

Let’s follow the pattern of Spain (1)

Go green, go in debt, inflict pain.(2)

Too many are jobless (3)

The Socialists clueless (4)

They got voted out to Spain’s gain. (5) (6) (7)

(1) On eight occasions, the current occupant of the White House (Obama) has referred to the Spanish model as an example to follow.

(2) After a leaked Spanish government report, a newspaper in Spain (La Gaceta) confirms that the country’s “green economy” policies — the model for the Obama administration’s “green jobs” efforts — have been a disaster: expensive, ineffective, and unworkable

(3) The official jobless rate in Spain went from 7.9% in May 2007 to 19% in Nov 2009. It now stands at 22.8% (Oct 2011)

(4) The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (Spanish: Partido Socialista Obrero Español [parˈtiðo soθjaˈlista oˈβrero espaˈɲol], PSOE [peˈsoe]) is a social-democratic political party in Spain. Since the General election on 14 March 2004, the PSOE has been the governing party of Spain. The PSOE is a full member of the Party of European Socialists and the Socialist International.

(5) MADRID — Spaniards struggling with high unemployment and a credit squeeze delivered a punishing verdict on almost eight years of Socialist government at the ballot box on Nov 20 2011, turning to the conservative Popular Party in the hopes of alleviating the pain of Europe’s debt crisis. The Popular Party, led by Mariano Rajoy won 186 seats and a governing majority in the 350-seat lower house of Parliament, while the governing Socialists plummeted to 110 seats from 169. It was the Popular Party’s best showing, and the Socialists’ worst, since Spain’s return to democracy in the 1970s.

(6) Spain took advantage of strong demand to sell nearly twice as many bonds as initially planned at its final bond auction last year on Dec 15 2011, although market participants expect the country’s borrowing conditions to remain tough next year. The strong response to the auction, which brought much-needed respite to the battered Spanish bond market, helped power the country’s bonds higher, with the yield on bonds due in two years falling to their lowest levels since late October.

(7) Jan 27 2012 Fitch Ratings has resolved the Negative Rating Watch on six Eurozone sovereigns, downgrading the IDRs for Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain while affirming ratings for Ireland. The Negative Outlook on all six countries indicates a slightly greater than 50% chance of a downgrade over a two-year time horizon.

 

 

Is the Main Stream Media the propaganda arm of the White House? A Limerick.

Obama was giving his talking points straight

Before his vacation – he couldn’t wait.

The pundits all left wing

But none from the right wing

To spread propaganda – of envy and hate.

President Barack Obama met with an all-star set of liberal and progressive media people — including three MSNBC hosts — but no conservative voices for a chat over coffee at the White House.

Tim Graham, director of media at the Media Research Center, observed: “In the Bush years, it was considered a major scandal for [Fox News chief] Roger Ailes to send a note to the White House, but MSNBC stars meet with Obama, and it’s just another day of ‘hope and change.’”

Chris Tapper of ABC News reported the Dec. 19 meeting in the Roosevelt Room: “The group chatted with the president about economic messaging, his agenda for 2012, the various campaign arguments against different GOP candidates, the desire among some Democrats for him to highlight his foreign policy accomplishments, fighting corporate influence and the ‘crappiness’ of the Senate filibuster, as one attendee put it.”

Those in attendance included Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes of MSNBC, Frank Bruni of The New York Times, Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, Faiz Shakir of ThinkProgress, and Joy-Ann Reid of The Reid Report.

The Inside Cable News blog also found fault with the liberal coffee klatch: “All I’ll say is that if that many of [Fox News Channel’s] hosts and contributors had shown up at the same time for a Bush chat, it would be all over the Web and probably the media as well,” wrote the blog’s author.

“It makes me uncomfortable for MSNBC to let that many of its people have open access to the president. It may be innocuous but at the very least it looks bad/smells fishy. “I want more distance between D.C. and the people that cover it.”

Alan Colmes mocks Santorum on loss of his child.

Jan 2, Alan Colmes made headlines by making an unseemly comment about Rick Santorum– namely, about his child who died hours after being born.  Colmes used Santorum’s reaction to the death of 2 hour-old Gabriel as an example of “some of the crazy things he’s said and done.” Later Santorun spoke with Sean Hannity:

This is the problem with today’s Liberal elite, of which Alan Colmes is a product. They cannot deal with life and death issues, so they hire professionals to deal with them, Planned Parenthood for abortions, funeral homes for normal deaths, but no personal involvement. People don’t die in hospitals, since this would reflect badly on their reputation so they get shipped off to hospices to die, where they are given morphine but not the comfort of a family to comfort them in their last hours on earth. Animals get euthanized because people cannot see an animal die a natural death. In refusing to acknowledge death we are losing our ability to live, and even recognize life, such as an unborn child, full of life and vitality in the mother’s womb. Santorum did the right thing in taking the baby home for a final farewell. This reminds me of my own mother. At the age of 13 her little brother died just minutes after birth. Her own mother died a few hours later. They laid the little baby boy in a very small casket, naked. When mother saw the child she immediately went to the sowing machine, now hers, and made him a suit so he could be properly clothed for the burial. If this is insanity, give me insanity!

How to beat Obama in 2012.

Here is how Sarah Palin can win the Presidency with Santorum’s help.
Announce tomorrow she is a candidate for the presidency but also fully supporting Santorum in states where the deadline is passed. She will challenge him that whoever has the most delegates when time for the winner take all primaries come around will continue, and the other will suspend his or her campaign in favor of the other. In exchange she will offer Santorum the VP spot, but promise Santorum he is free to choose whomever.
Romney and Newt are busy destroying each other and the Republican party.
Neither Trump nor Paul will mount a 3rd party challenge with Sarah in the ring since they recognize leadership when they see it and her solid financial credentials.
This works for a variety of reasons. The left will get two more people to try to destroy. Sarah has already been vetted beyond any candidate before her, they will not go after Santorum as vigorously as they would had she endorsed but not entered, the establishment will look like a dog between two sausages and cannot make up its mind who to attack first. The Democrats will concentrate on Sarah Palin being the real threat, but will be unable to lay a glove on her. Meanwhile, Santorum will be useful for the other fight, that of the Islamic threat to our country. When Santorum realized he was going to lose his senatorial bid to Bob Casey he let it all hang out and warned about the epic battle of the 21st century, the Islamization of the free world.
Together they will make it, and civilization will be rescued.