More jobs for GM – in Mexico! A Limerick.

More jobs for GM – in Mexico!

From the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. automobile giant General Motors Co. said Aug 5 2010 it plans to invest close to $500 million in its Ramos Arizpe plant in northern Mexico to produce a new line of engines as well as a new vehicle…

“We estimate that these technologies allow for a 9% improvement in fuel efficiency from current engines,” Lieblein said, adding that the investment will directly create 390 jobs in Coahuila state, where Ramos Arizpe is located.

GM is building a new plant in Mexico,

My head is spinning, I am getting vertigo

 They’re spending our money

 In places more sunny

No wonder we’re asking: Where did our jobs go?

Obama’s mother Limerick.

Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department has released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother – but records for the years surrounding Obama’s 1961 birth are missing. The State Department claims a 1980s General Services Administration directive resulted in the destruction of many passport applications and other “nonvital” passport records, including Dunham’s 1965 passport application and any other passports she may have applied for or held prior to 1965.

The Limerick:

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Stanley Ann Dunham, her records are lost

Vital statistics conveniently tossed

 The papers are gone

When she birthed her son

All the conspiracy buffs are engrossed.

Limerick on the words cojones and cajones.

Cojones, a word that is great

Its meaning just dawned on me late.

Obama the fool,

What caused them to drool;

In One word did Sarah negate.

I listened to the video with Mike Wallace Sunday Aug 12919  where he asked about the Arizona situation Sarah Palin’s answer was: “Jan Brewer has the cojones that our President does not have, to look out for all Americans, not just Arizonans, but all Americans in this desire of ours to secure our borders and allow legal immigration to help build this country.” Listening again to the video she did say cajones, not cojones. From Wikipedia we get the explanation of the difference:  In US slang, cojones denotes “brazen, brave attitude”, pronounced /kəˈhoʊneɪz/ and /kəˈhuːnəz/ in English. Contextually, its usage is like that of the Yiddish chutzpah (nerve), the French couilles (gonads) and the Finnish sisu (perseverance). A common euphemistic misspelling of cojones is cajones (furniture “drawers” and “wooden box drums”, see cajón).

In light of this, the Limerick changes somewhat:

Cajones, a word of some weight

 Spiced up with pizzazz the debate.

 Obama the fool.

What once made them drool

Did Sarah with ONE word negate.

Ode to an unprecedented president. A Limerick Song.

Unprecedented, Unprecedented. Everything this president does is “unprecedented”. I’ll show you what’s unprecedented!

Ode to an unprecedented president.

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Obama’s election was unprecedented

The love from the people is well documented

The oath was in vain

He took it again

Repeat without Bible – that’s unprecedented

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No sooner in office he debt-load augmented

The stimulus package was quite corpulented

 The bill, signed before read

Keeps his friends well fed

The rest, go get lost! That is unprecedented.

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The minds of the healthcare bill’s authors demented

Its complexity is quite unprecedented

No doctors on call

The Pols did it all.

They must have been drinking some quaff quite fermented..

The oil spill made Mexican Gulf oh so scented

The scope of inaction was unprecedented

They didn’t react

Kept up the Jones’ act. Their incompetence level unprecedented.

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And Shirley Sherrod to her audience presented

Disdain for the folks that are much less pigmented.

 They gave her the heck

 For fear of Glenn Beck

The speed of her ousting was unprecedented.

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That wasn’t at all what she just had presented

Redemption was what all her audience resented.

 Instead of the heck

They asked: Please come back.

That too was for presidents unprecedented

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In this little song we have now documented

Catastrophes many quite unprecedented

 Insanity shelve!

 In 2012 Go vote,

make this President unpresidented!

©2010 Lennart Bilén

The jet on e-bay Limerick.

There once stood a corporate jet in Anchorage,

When Sarah took reins of the State she had courage.

Without a delay 

she put on e-bay 

that state-supplied jet on Ted Stevens, Anchorage.

(Ted Stevens International Airport, that is)

I have researched matters further, here is version 2  of the Limerick.

There once stood a corporate jet in Juneau,

and Governor Sarah – “you Betcha ” you know

without a delay

she put on e-bay

that fuel-guzzling state-supplied plane in Juneau.

Those were two of the only three airports in Alaska with runways long enough for the W III jet.

Update: While it was put on e-bay, the sale of a corporate jet is a little more complicated than processing it thru PayPal, so the deal was finalized using a broker.

Ode to Nancy Pelosi, Limerick song.

LEFT: Nancy Pelosi tries her best to explain her strange behavior.

RIGHT:Question: Why does an American Woman Infidel do the sign of the cross in the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Syria? Answer: Nancy Pelosi does the sign of the cross to pay her utmost respect to the skull of John the Baptist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks at the tomb containing the head of St. John the Baptist inside the historic Umayyad Mosque, during her tour at a popular market in downtown Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007.

(President George W. Bush criticized the trip, saying it sends mixed signals to Syrian President Bashar Assad. )

Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the house in Jan 2007. What power does she have anyhow?

Let us take a look at the U.S. Constitution:

Section 7 – Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Section 8 – Powers of Congress The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

How has our economy been performing since she took the reins of the purse strings? There is an interesting article by Mark Trumbull, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / February 21, 2007 : Despite the ongoing costs of US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the outlook for the federal budget has grown substantially brighter. Tax revenues are rising much faster than spending, according to Treasury Department numbers released last week. The recent trend is strong enough that, were it to continue, the budget could move into surplus in barely a year, one economist calculates. Already, the federal deficit is shrinking toward about half the size that it has averaged since 1970, when analyzed as a percentage of gross domestic product. The shift reflects a strong economy, with higher incomes and corporate profits generating a bigger flow of tax revenue. In turn, the Treasury’s progress could help the economy by buoying investor confidence in the nation’s fiscal position. Some experts say the budget could achieve balance in the short run of the next few years. In unveiling its proposed budget this month, the Bush administration forecast black ink on the federal ledger in 2012. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in its recent annual outlook, also shows a surplus for that year. So, after three and a half year of Nancy Pelosi, how are we doing? I can only say it has gone from good to bad to verse:

Ode to Nancy Pelosi, Limerick style.

Since Nancy Pelosi took over the gavel 

Was our economy quick to unravel.

 She is more than bad,

The worst that we had.

We finally stopped contemplating our navel.

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Since Nancy Pelosi took over as speaker

Our job situation has gotten much weaker

 All jobs that are lost

Since she got the post

And as for advise, shame to all who still seek her.

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For Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader

The Chinese exploiters a life-line did feed her

Our debt load increased

Four trillions at least

We all must this fall go and vote to unseat her

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For Nancy Pelosi, known Tea Party hater

Gets scared when the grandmothers start to berate her

It does go to show

That she doesn’t know

The Tea Party is a great hate dissipater.

©2010 Lennart Bilén.

Ode to Nancy Pelosi, Limerick song.

The Lockerbie bomber release Limerick.

Jul 25 2010: The White House Backed Release of Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi.

The Lockerbie bomber released from his prison,

Compassion did rule the Scots’ Justice division.

Obama’s no fuss;

It’s O.K. with us,

Just don’t send him off to a Libyan prison.

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The Lockerbie bomber released from his prison

Compassion and justice weren’t in the decision

The Brits lance the boil

And BP gets oil the

Libyans dance in the streets with derision.

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The Lockerbie bomber released from his prison,

and love for our country is just superstition.

Obama ’s above it,

Tells people to shove it.

 Pay Dhimmi to Muslims his ultimate vision.

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.