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The Dennis Moore Award: Hands Down Winner Is Steven Chu.

by Flyovercountry ( 75 Comments › )
Filed under Energy at March 7th, 2012 - 8:30 am

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Good news for those of you suckers who could actually afford, even after the government subsidy, to actually buy a Chevy Volt.  It appears as though your ridiculously over priced car, will remain a true collector’s item, a very rare make and model indeed. Chevrolet has announced suspension in the manufacture of these spontaneously combustive automobiles. Who really cares if the U.S. taxpayers actually paid about $200,000 per unit sold so far, so that only the very wealthiest among us could have a car that runs on the more efficient, but woefully impractical electricity. It makes you feel good and confident in your smug, to know that the very dimmest among us will believe that you are actually doing some good for the environment. As long as you have the appearance of someone who cares about the little people who are being taxed to death in order to subsidize your pompous lifestyle, that’s really the important thing here isn’t it.

Fear not America, our President and his Administration full of dolts have a plan to bring back the unwanted Volt and inflict this very dangerous car upon us. While running for President, those of us who actually listened to Barack Obama heard him tell us that he felt that sending the price signal of $4.00 per gallon for gasoline would be sufficient for us all to switch to a more acceptable behavior, of buying a massively expensive hybrid vehicle or utilizing the not yet built high speed rail. As it turns out, $4.00 per gallon gasoline hasn’t worked to do that just yet. So Steven Chu, our Secretary of Energy, has announced that he intends to use his bureaucracy to insure that gas prices climb even higher. Welcome to the new purpose for the Department of Energy. When Jimmy Carter, the last Marxist to be elected President, established this monstrous Federal Agency, he told us the purpose was to insure that there would always be plenty of energy for our economy to consume, and to build what ever we needed in order to maintain our economic well being. Today, the Department of Energy is there to insure that we have no energy to use.

As is always the case with these well intentioned government interventions, there is an unintended consequence. Besides the destruction of our economic well being based on a world wide hoax, besides the havoc created by eliminating our capacity to produce an affordable source of energy based on the myth that we would be able to replace it with fairy dust, we have done something that even the staunchest Socialist among us would never support or even defend. We have instituted a regressive form of wealth redistribution. This scheme of producing hybrid cars which cost the taxpayers $200,000 plus to produce and then sell them only to the very wealthiest members of our society at a $200,000 loss is stealing from the poor to give to the rich. How does it feel my fellow citizens to know that you in fact own a Chevy Volt, or at least part of one, but will never be allowed to drive it. That privilege is reserved for the Obama Supporters well above the marginal tax rate where the majority of Americans reside. But have no fear, when you have the temerity to balk at the unnecessarily inflated gas prices, our President will smugly tell you that you should go out and participate in one of his approved behaviors. It is simply astounding to me that some on our side believe that we will not be able to defeat this man.

Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.

Hat tip to Huckfunn

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  1. Bumr50
    1 | March 7, 2012 9:17 am

    Well, some three-named guy over at TPM is certainly trying to stretch the gas mileage of FlukeGate.

    Are GOPers Being Driven Into Another Limbaugh Trap In A Chevy Volt?


  2. Bumr50
    2 | March 7, 2012 9:24 am

    It is simply astounding to me that some on our side believe that we will not be able to defeat this man.

    Since it’s slow, I’ll repost a worry of mine from backthread.

    Romney’s Developing Sellout on Global Warming

    But those conservatives and Tea Party patriots overlooking Romney’s Romneycare apostasy to still vote for him in the primaries are setting themselves up to be gravely disappointed again on this issue. As Governor of Massachusetts, Romney appointed to state office Obama science czar John Holdren, a wacky far out leftist, and Obama EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy, who is writing and implementing all of the Obama restrictions on power plants.

    Among the advisors to the Romney campaign on these issues today is James Connaughton, formerly head of the Bush White House Council of Environmental Quality, and a long time ardent supporter of cap and trade. Another is Jeff Holmstead, Bush EPA Air Chief who promoted global warming hysteria, and an interstate clean air rule providing the precedent for Obama’s job and economy destroying Cross State Air Pollution Rule. Still another is Edward Krenick, another former Bush EPA supporter of cap and trade. No wonder highly active global warming skeptic James Taylor says that Romney’s people on global warming are as bad as Obama’s people.


  3. 3 | March 7, 2012 9:29 am

    2012 European Car of the Year… (it’s the Opel Ampera over there.)


  4. 4 | March 7, 2012 9:30 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I am convince Santorum is a straw man for Romney. He is testing the theory of voting again, than for. Most of the people voting for Romney, are really voting Santorum because of his Culture warrior attitude.
    They want to see if Romney can win against Obama as a vot against.


  5. 5 | March 7, 2012 9:30 am

    @ Bumr50:

    They are honest that these issues are traps.


  6. lobo91
    6 | March 7, 2012 9:32 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    2012 European Car of the Year… (it’s the Opel Ampera over there.)

    Is that supposed to be a plus?


  7. lobo91
    7 | March 7, 2012 9:36 am

    I made the mistake of buying Motor Trend’s Car of the Year once.

    Worst car I ever owned.


  8. 8 | March 7, 2012 9:36 am

    @ Rodan:

    Why aren’t they seen as traps for the Democrats? The Democrat position on Abortion is the one that is truly extreme. Hell, some Democrats want to be able to kill the kid after it is born. Barack Obama is one of those. Why don’t we turn that into the issue? Obama has attacked the very underpinnings of religious liberty in the United States, and yet we are the ones on the defensive! One of the things Andrew Breitbart was good at was going on the offensive. Politics is War. We need to take the inititive away from our enemies. The first step in that is to acknowledge that they are enemies. Not people of good will with whom we disagree. They are enemies. Our goal should be to politically destroy them.


  9. Bumr50
    9 | March 7, 2012 9:40 am

    @ Rodan:

    Santorum is in no way working with Romney, IMHO.

    The same argument, only MORE convincing, could be made against Newt.

    I don’t think either of them are.

    If blame is to be placed anywhere, it’s at the feet of the GOP.


  10. lobo91
    10 | March 7, 2012 9:42 am

    Of course, the Volt wasn’t the first POS Motor Trend picked as it’s Car of the Year.

    The Chrysler K-Car comes to mind, along with the Chevy Citation and the AMC/Renault Alliance.


  11. 11 | March 7, 2012 9:45 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    2012 European Car of the Year… (it’s the Opel Ampera over there.)

    Besides, it isn’t the Volts which kill you. It’s the Amperage!


  12. 12 | March 7, 2012 9:47 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I will tell you why they are traps. The GOP fights them the wrong way. Too many on our side get preachy and all holier than thou. This turns people off. The best way to approach it, is the Government should not pay for people’s behavior. Once you make it a moral argument, it gets muddles and turns people off. You may not like it, but truth is people don’t like to preached too. All people understand is their wallets. If the argument is framed, I don’t care what they do but I should not pay for it because I oppose it, that’s a winner.

    On the religious freedom fight, our side was winning. Then Santorunm started preaching about morality and the evils of contraceptives. That turned people off and the Democrats turned it into, Republicans want to take away birth control. If our side stuck to, the government and religious institutions Don’t want to pay for it, that’s a winner.

    Adults don’t liked to be lectured and preached.


  13. 13 | March 7, 2012 9:50 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I don’t think he’s being a straw man on purpose. I think the Establishment has goaded him into being a straw man. He can’t help himself. He’s preachy and holier than thou. That turns people off. Adults don’t like to be lectured.


  14. lobo91
    14 | March 7, 2012 9:50 am

    @ Rodan:

    On the religious freedom fight, our side was winning. Then Santorunm started preaching about morality and the evils of contraceptives. That turned people off and the Democrats turned it into, Republicans want to take away birth control.

    The Dems pushed that argument well before Santorum opened his mouth about it.


  15. 15 | March 7, 2012 9:51 am

    @ Rodan:

    It looks increasingly like we are going to be stuck with Romney. Newt didn’t do well at all last night. Santorum didn’t do well enough. From here on out, it is a math problem. Romney, though, is weak. I don’t think he can beat Obama. I am just hoping that he doesn’t do so poorly that we aren’t able to get the Senate. He’ll be a real drag downticket, I am afraid.


  16. 16 | March 7, 2012 9:53 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    He has to pick a solid VP to shore up the base.


  17. Bumr50
    17 | March 7, 2012 9:54 am

    @ lobo91:

    From Stephanopolous to Fluke, that whole thing was orchestrated with the intent of deploying no matter who happened do be doing well in the GOP primary.

    It was dumb luck for them that Santorum happened to be in the path. His reputation has hurt him on this far more than anything he’s actually said.

    It puts healthcare on the table in a favorable way for the Left. The media did the heavy lifting.

    Diabolical.


  18. 18 | March 7, 2012 9:54 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Mike C. wrote:
    2012 European Car of the Year… (it’s the Opel Ampera over there.)
    Is that supposed to be a plus?

    Or a minus. Gotta have one of each, you know.


  19. 19 | March 7, 2012 9:54 am

    @ lobo91:

    They pushed it because they know Santorum would walk right into it.


  20. Bumr50
    20 | March 7, 2012 9:55 am

    @ Rodan:

    He’ll never “shore me up” unless he chooses Allen West and promises to kill himself.

    I’ll vote for him, but I can’t support or defend him.


  21. 21 | March 7, 2012 9:56 am

    @ Bumr50:

    Had our side stuck to, we should NOT pay for it. That’s a winning argument. But Santorum couldn’t help himself and has to feed into the narrative.


  22. 22 | March 7, 2012 9:57 am

    @ Bumr50:

    Same here. I am voting against Obama. I will give Romney 6 months. If he governs like the Bushes, I will aim my fire at him and call for primary challenge in 2016.


  23. 23 | March 7, 2012 9:58 am

    McConnell calls for resolution ‘authorizing the use of force’ against Iran [VIDEO]

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Congress to step up its pressure on Iran, recommending lawmakers draft a resolution “authorizing the use of force.”

    “I think all of us believe the sanctions are a good idea. In fact, we forced them on the president. It was not his idea to have enhanced sanctions,” McConnell said at the Capitol Tuesday.

    “We actually gave it to him whether he wanted it or not. And he has been using some of them but not all of them.”

    McConnell continued, “I made a recommendation last night for something that I think might convince the Iranians that we’re serious about it, and that would be to debate and vote on a resolution authorizing the use of force. That doesn’t guarantee that force would be used, but it certainly would be a credible step in the direction saying we view this as a very serious matter.”


  24. m
    24 | March 7, 2012 9:58 am

    @ Mike C.:
    @ lobo91:

    I have a question about the award winner. How can they have tested the battery for 45 years (395,000 some odd hours?) Then you read about the battery life being 5-10 years. Say huh?

    Everytime I hear that commercial it makes me wonder.


  25. Bumr50
    25 | March 7, 2012 9:58 am

    @ Rodan:

    I disagree.

    They needed to get ahead of the Obamacare albatross, and this was all planned before the Santorum surge.

    Now, to the general mooching public, ANY Republican wants to steal their birth control.

    Come the summer and fall, they won’t have to worry about it because Romney can’t say sh*t without looking like a hypocrite.

    They’ve turned a sure loser into a debatable issue.


  26. 26 | March 7, 2012 10:00 am

    @ lobo91:

    That was planned from the very first debate. That much is clear. Stephanopolous asked his question no-doubt on the direction of the White House.


  27. Bumr50
    27 | March 7, 2012 10:01 am

    @ Rodan:

    Agreed.

    The primary challenge should come from outside the GOP, and should come regardless of what Romney does unless he pulls a Sybil and turns into the second coming of Barry Goldwater.


  28. huckfunn
    28 | March 7, 2012 10:01 am

    Just a quick driveby and then I’ve gotta hit the road. The American taxpayer is being whipsawed by the Department of Energy and the EPA. EPA’s new CAFE goal of 54.5 mpg by 2025 is what they hope will enable DOE’s Chevy Volt. The “un-intended” consequences of all this happy horseshit are down right scary.

    Obama EPA Fuel Efficiency Standard Will Eliminate Half of U.S. New Car Buyers. In another attempt to circumvent the market by political fiat, the Obama administration has positioned itself to force half of the new car buying population in the country out of the market, which would seriously maim all three American car companies and cost millions of good jobs. How can they do this? The Obama EPA is planning to enact their stunning 2025 EPA fleet fuel efficiency standard, raising it from the already high 35.5 miles per gallon mark by 2016, to a whopping 54.5 miles per gallon, according to Judson Berger’s FOXNews article yesterday [2/15/2012].

    Also, New CAFE standards will result in $65B in lost revenue for road projects.

    According to a new study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, new Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards that mandate cars and light trucks average 54.5 mpg by 2025 will deprive federal highway projects of more than $65 billion in revenues.

    That estimation is based on the fact that at-the-pump taxes levied on fuel are by law funneled to transportation projects. With mandatory CAFE fuel mileage increases, the amount of revenue collected from gas taxes will go down, which will cut into road revenues, the report says.

    The EPA and the DOE have been totally taken over by radical environmental extremists. They both need to dismantled from the top down.


  29. 29 | March 7, 2012 10:02 am

    @ Bumr50:

    The GOP should have stuck to, the government should not pay for it.


  30. 30 | March 7, 2012 10:05 am

    @ doriangrey:

    Can’t they wait until after the election? This gives Obama a weapon to paint the GOP as war mongers. McCain is already calling for strikes on Syria. The public is war weary and the GOP has a bad reputation on this. They should save this bomb Iran until after the election.


  31. 31 | March 7, 2012 10:05 am

    @ Bumr50:

    And remember, Romney has pledged not to say mean things about Obama, because that would be pandering to the wicked, awful base (who should suck it up and vote for him because!). Romney isn’t doing himself any favors. I have a feeling that he’ll be just like McCain. Ruthless to get the nod, then a walk-over in the main event. Personally, after the way Sarah Palin was treated by McCain, I wouldn’t blame West or Rubio either one if they told Romney that they wished him luck, but weren’t going to join his team…


  32. 32 | March 7, 2012 10:07 am

    @ huckfunn:

    The EPA and DOE should be the first two governmental entities to go, so long as we can get Обама out of there!


  33. 33 | March 7, 2012 10:08 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Can’t they wait until after the election? This gives Obama a weapon to paint the GOP as war mongers. McCain is already calling for strikes on Syria. The public is war weary and the GOP has a bad reputation on this. They should save this bomb Iran until after the election.

    If as it has been suggested, Iran did in fact detonate a nuclear device in North Korea, then it isn’t a matter of can’t the GOP wait, but can the GOP afford to wait.


  34. lobo91
    34 | March 7, 2012 10:08 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Personally, after the way Sarah Palin was treated by McCain, I wouldn’t blame West or Rubio either one if they told Romney that they wished him luck, but weren’t going to join his team…

    Being in the number two spot on a losing ticket isn’t much of a resume enhancer, either.


  35. 35 | March 7, 2012 10:11 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I’m beginning to think that this will be a Brokered Convention in Tampa…and the conservative wing of the party will revolt there.


  36. 36 | March 7, 2012 10:11 am

    @ doriangrey:

    We should not give Obama a weapon to club our side over the head with. Americans are war weary and associate Republicans with war. Whether you like it or not, most Americans don’t want another war. This plays right into Obama’s hand.

    You have McCain pushing for bombing Syria. So that in conjunction with this is bad politics. The goal is to remove Obama and this doesn’t help.

    As for Iran detonating a device in NK, its a report from a German newspaper with uncredited sources.

    Get rid of Obama first, then deal with Iran.


  37. 37 | March 7, 2012 10:12 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I think Susanna Martinez will be the VP candidate.


  38. Bumr50
    38 | March 7, 2012 10:18 am

    Rodan wrote:

    The goal is to remove Obama and this doesn’t help.

    Well, that’s OUR goal…


  39. 39 | March 7, 2012 10:25 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    We should not give Obama a weapon to club our side over the head with. Americans are war weary and associate Republicans with war. Whether you like it or not, most Americans don’t want another war. This plays right into Obama’s hand.
    You have McCain pushing for bombing Syria. So that in conjunction with this is bad politics. The goal is to remove Obama and this doesn’t help.
    As for Iran detonating a device in NK, its a report from a German newspaper with uncredited sources.
    Get rid of Obama first, then deal with Iran.

    Well, since you are the guy trying to convince everyone that Israel can’t take out the Iranian nuclear facilities by themselves perhaps you should be the one to convince them what a really good idea it is fore the US to wait until after the Nov elections.

    Letter from Rodan to Israel’s PM:

    Dear Israel,

    The US really does have your back, however right now is a very inconvenient time for the US to keep it’s promise of not allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, so we will be praying that Iran does not nuke you before our November elections. Good Luck.

    Sincerely, The United States.


  40. 40 | March 7, 2012 10:25 am

    @ Rodan:

    Could be. I still don’t think Romney will be able to win. I am pretty depressed about it.


  41. Bumr50
    41 | March 7, 2012 10:35 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    If you had to hand pick a candidate uniquely DISqualified to run against Obama, you’d be hard-pressed to find one worse than Mittens, IMHO.


  42. 42 | March 7, 2012 10:42 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I agree, but that is who the Establishment intends to have, and they have just about got it won for their boy. If he loses, I hope we put away this notion of running the most “Moderate” candidate for good. It should be a “Goldwater” moment for the moderates


  43. RIX
    43 | March 7, 2012 10:42 am

    Good morning. Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith
    has just put out a radio endorsement of Obama.
    Among other things the African American Coach
    praises Obama on the economy & foreign policy. Then he gets down to the heart of the matter,
    “As African Americans, we need to have the Presidents
    back”
    Imagine another coach saying ‘As Whites we need to
    have —-- back.”


  44. spinmore
    44 | March 7, 2012 10:42 am

    ‘spinmore’s book club’

    . . . third person speak (ala Bob Dole)

    presently i have begun reading “The Devil We Know” by Robert Baer (c)2008 sub-title “Dealing With The New Iranian Superpower”

    very insightful -- will perhaps thumbnail it when finished


  45. 45 | March 7, 2012 10:46 am

    RIX wrote:

    Imagine another coach saying ‘As Whites we need to
    have —– back.”

    You can imagine it happening about 70 years ago, but Strom Thurmond crashed and burned with his Dixiecrat run for the President. Nowadays, I remember Trent Lott torpedoing his career by saying something nice about Strom Thurmond on his birthday. No way a white coach could say such a thing. Not and expect to have a job the next day. The world really has turned on its head, hasn’t it? Instead of a post-racial society, Obama has brought racial discrimination into the mainstream again, it is just a different race that is doing the discriminating.


  46. m
    46 | March 7, 2012 11:12 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    It’s all about the color of skin- screw the content of character.

    :-/


  47. citizen_q
    47 | March 7, 2012 11:13 am

    O/T but I thought Iron Fist and others might be interested in the thoughts how the politicians in DC are so against law abiding citizens exorcising their 2nd Amendment rights or defending themselves, they advise appealing for mercy to violent criminals.

    MILLER: D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim
    City official insists residents shouldn’t defend themselves

    Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year -- including double the number of robberies at gunpoint -- residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution.

    Take Benjamin Portman, who lives on Capitol Hill, part of the 1st District, where violent crime has increased the most. A total of 110 incidents have been reported in 2012, a 69 percent jump, according to statistics obtained by The Washington Times. Two weeks ago, Mr. Portman’s male roommate and his girlfriend were robbed by three armed men in ski masks as they walked home on a well-lit street.

    That spurred Mr. Portman to attend a community meeting on the increased violence, which was held last week by D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat. Mr. Portman asked officials why the city makes it so difficult for law-abiding residents to register guns and refuses to allow them to carry weapons outside of the home.

    As you can see in the video below, Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, responded that crime victims should give the criminals what they want. Mr. Portman protested, saying, “But how do you know you’re going live and survive? You’re completely at their mercy.”

    Mr. Quander thinks victimhood is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” Mr. Quander told residents. “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”


  48. 48 | March 7, 2012 11:14 am

    @ doriangrey:

    Well, since you are the guy trying to convince everyone that Israel can’t take out the Iranian nuclear facilities by themselve

    s

    Not just me. But most military analysts and many Israelis themselves. I guess all the Israeli militarily people who say they can’t do it are all lying.

    Let me know when Israel gets B-1s, B-52s, B-2s and Tomahawk Crusie missiles.

    Since you’re a great military expert, lay out for me how Israel takes out Iran’s nuclear facility. Give me a plan.


  49. 49 | March 7, 2012 11:15 am

    @ doriangrey:

    Iran does not nuke you before our November electio

    ns.

    They don’t have nukes.


  50. MikeA
    50 | March 7, 2012 11:19 am

    @ citizen_q:

    Now I have one more reason to not live in DC. If someone comes into my home to try and take something, he will realize his mistake about a millisecond before the hollow point enters his chest.


  51. lobo91
    51 | March 7, 2012 11:19 am

    Seeing as how I’m currently about 35 miles from Iran, I hope someone gives me a heads-up before the missiles start flying…


  52. 52 | March 7, 2012 11:20 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Iran does not nuke you before our November electio
    ns.
    They don’t have nukes.

    You hope. Israel doe not have the option of hoping.


  53. 53 | March 7, 2012 11:20 am

    @ citizen_q:

    They are on the criminal’s side. Why, then, should you obey the law, and not have a gun? Break the law, and at least be able to take care of yourself.


  54. spinmore
    54 | March 7, 2012 11:25 am

    @ MikeA:

    . . . careful there cowboy -- Big Sis has a webcrawler 4 that


  55. 55 | March 7, 2012 11:25 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Well, since you are the guy trying to convince everyone that Israel can’t take out the Iranian nuclear facilities by themselve
    s
    Not just me. But most military analysts and many Israelis themselves. I guess all the Israeli militarily people who say they can’t do it are all lying.
    Let me know when Israel gets B-1s, B-52s, B-2s and Tomahawk Crusie missiles.
    Since you’re a great military expert, lay out for me how Israel takes out Iran’s nuclear facility. Give me a plan.

    Like I showed you the other night. Don’t get it fucked up Rodan, Israel has the ability to take the Iranian nuclear facilities out.

    How Israel might use missiles to attack Iran

    “Two words: Jericho missiles,” said one former White House and Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity, when asked how Israel would attack Iranian targets at great distances. “They are conventionally armed, have a very small CEP (circular error of probability, meaning they are highly accurate) and can be used in conjunction with a strike fighter operation.”

    Israel has as many as 100 Jericho ballistic missiles – both short- and medium-range – as well as submarine-launched cruise missiles, though the officials say they believe the latter are unlikely to be used. The short-range Jericho I missiles would be of no use in an attack on Iran, because the targets are far beyond its 300-mile range. However, the medium-range Jericho II’s are capable of hitting targets as far as 900 miles away – or as far east as Tehran. Israel also tested a Jericho III intercontinental ballistic missile in 2008 and Israeli media have reported that it may have deployed one or more of the weapons, which would put all of Iran within reach…

    Asked if Jerichos would have the accuracy and the explosive power to take out hardened bunkers or fortifications believed to be protecting Iran’s most-sensitive underground nuclear facilities, a current U.S. official replied, “You would be surprised at their accuracy.” The official added that the missiles’ warheads would contain a special mix of explosives that could penetrate the Iranian defenses…

    Beyond the strike fighters and the missile force, U.S. officials suggest the Israelis could use two other “weapons” against Iran.

    The first is special operations forces that would be secretly inserted into the country. At the least, they could be employed to illuminate aim points for laser-guided bunker-busting bombs. At the most, they could launch their own attacks on facilities, particularly those believed to contain enriched uranium.

    The other is a new generation of large drones with wingspans approaching those of a Boeing 777 (almost 200 feet).


  56. Tanker
    56 | March 7, 2012 11:28 am

    MikeA wrote:

    @ citizen_q:
    Now I have one more reason to not live in DC. If someone comes into my home to try and take something, he will realize his mistake about a millisecond before the hollow point enters his chest.

    The problem seems to be on the streets, not the home.

    I’m with IF on this one. I’d break the damn law to protect what’s mine.


  57. 57 | March 7, 2012 11:31 am

    Tanker wrote:

    MikeA wrote:
    @ citizen_q:
    Now I have one more reason to not live in DC. If someone comes into my home to try and take something, he will realize his mistake about a millisecond before the hollow point enters his chest.

    The problem seems to be on the streets, not the home.
    I’m with IF on this one. I’d break the damn law to protect what’s mine.

    The problem isn’t on the streets, it’s in the damned courts.

    Shall not be infringed.

    Choose you this day upon whose side you are on, I pray that the words of Sameul Adams are not spoken of you.
    Sameul Adams:“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”


  58. spinmore
    58 | March 7, 2012 11:33 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ Tanker:

    . . . can you get a carry permit 4 this in D.C. ?

    http://s1153.photobucket.com/albums/p512/spinmore/?action=view&current=432239_263184177095511_252039504876645_573388_2008634951_n.jpg

    lifted this off facebook Monday (it’s the baby at Benning)


  59. Tanker
    59 | March 7, 2012 11:34 am

    @ doriangrey:

    Damn, we really need statesmen to rise again in this Nation!


  60. 60 | March 7, 2012 11:36 am

    @ doriangrey:

    06,07,08,09, 10, and now 12. I hear this BS every year. I read all these unrealistic fanciful plans.

    Keep waiting for those Israeli air strikes on Iran. Your beer will get old and rotten. 6 years same BS every year.


  61. RIX
    61 | March 7, 2012 11:37 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Instead of a post-racial society, Obama has brought racial discrimination into the mainstream again, it is just a different race that is doing the discriminating.

    Obama has shamelessly used racial division.
    He has revived old animosities


  62. Bumr50
    62 | March 7, 2012 11:38 am

    Hey Michelle Malkin’s doing something:

    Announcing Twitchy.com

    I guess it’s a sort of Twitter filter, for those inclined to tweet.

    Just thought I’d share…


  63. spinmore
    63 | March 7, 2012 11:39 am

    @ RIX:

    to be expected from Black Liberation Theology i guess.

    . . . but whose vetting?


  64. citizen_q
    64 | March 7, 2012 11:39 am

    @ Tanker:

    Trouble is Maryland has the same attitude as was seen in the recent court ruling that the law requiring citizen’s to show a need for concealed carry. No one except the well connected ever had a great enough need. Even people being stalked by violent criminals, who have made threats and made good on those threats were deemed to have a need and were turned down.


  65. RIX
    65 | March 7, 2012 11:42 am

    spinmore wrote:

    @ RIX:
    to be expected from Black Liberation Theology i guess.
    . . . but whose vetting?

    He was palmed off as the post racial President,
    but he is anything but that.


  66. 66 | March 7, 2012 11:43 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    06,07,08,09, 10, and now 12. I hear this BS every year. I read all these unrealistic fanciful plans.
    Keep waiting for those Israeli air strikes on Iran. Your beer will get old and rotten. 6 years same BS every year.

    6 years of the US putting enormous pressure on Israel to not take action, sooner or later Israel is going to come to the inescapable conclusion that if they do not take action to protect themselves, nobody else will and they will die. You forget, GW had Israel convinced that he was genuinely on their side and genuinely had their back. That America would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. Israel is running out of time waiting on an American solution to the Iranian problem. When Israel finally realizes that they cannot count on America, they will act in their own defense.


  67. 67 | March 7, 2012 11:44 am

    @ spinmore:

    Everybody needs a Ma Duece! Keeps the neighbors civilized:evil:


  68. 68 | March 7, 2012 11:47 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ spinmore:
    Everybody needs a Ma Duece! Keeps the neighbors civilized…

    And if it don’t keep them civilized, at least it keeps them off yer damned lawn… :twisted:


  69. eaglesoars
    69 | March 7, 2012 11:49 am

    @ citizen_q:

    That Maryland law was just struck down


  70. spinmore
    70 | March 7, 2012 11:51 am

    @ RIX:

    . . . this president has been very ‘consistent’

    He has from the beginning -- been all things to all people.
    We should recall the joke that he would be the first president to offer up the rebuttal at his first State of the Union address.

    in short -- you’ll know he’s lying when you see his lips moving (IMHO)


  71. 71 | March 7, 2012 11:56 am

    @ spinmore:

    Are those lips moving up and down or in and out? 8)


  72. spinmore
    72 | March 7, 2012 11:58 am

    Macker wrote:

    @ spinmore:

    Are those lips moving up and down or in and out?

    :D all things to all people (you be the judge) LOL


  73. 73 | March 7, 2012 11:59 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    And in the due course of things it may make it to the Supreme Court in the next five years. The courts have proven to be a most unsatisfactory guarantor of our Second Amendment Rights. 70 years the NFA has been on our backs, and the Supreme Court chose to only tersely consider the right. I will not be satisfied until the Right recognized in the Second Amendment is as securely guarded as the “right” from the penumbra to abortion.


  74. citizen_q
    74 | March 7, 2012 12:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I know,there is hope, but I fully expect Maryland to fight it tooth and nail.

    Even if they lose in the end I expect them to throw every roadblock they can think of in the way.


  75. 75 | March 7, 2012 12:01 pm

    New Thread.


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