Barack Obama is The Most Arrogant Man in the World (Video)

It’s videos like this that make me sit back and think, “I wish I had thought of that.”

“Stay ignorant, my friends.”

Isn’t that the truth?

$2 a Gallon Gas By Autumn? It’s Possible

The idea of two dollar a gallon gasoline is both exciting and saddening at the same time.

First, I spend a lot of money on gas, so a drop in the price that dramatic would free up some of my money for other things.

Second, the idea that I perceive two dollar a gallon for gasoline as cheap saddens me. I sold my favorite pickup because gas was so expensive $1.19 a gallon.

I miss that truck.

Anyway, how do we get from here to there by autumn?

Through Saudi Arabia’s vendetta and the collapse of the oil market:

The biggest uncertainty in the global oil market isn’t whether oil prices will drop further — they seem likely to — but how long they will stay down. In short, how long, and at what scale, are the petrocracies likely to suffer? This state of affairs is a woeful blow to petro-rulers after nine years of mostly nirvana. The year 2003 started with oil at about $33 a barrel, after which prices went mainly up, peaking in July 2008 at $147 a barrel. They bounced back nicely even after the global financial crisis sent prices plummeting below their 2003 level, to about $31 a barrel in December 2008. When the Arab Spring unfolded, first Libya and then Iran triggered worried looks on trading desks in London and New York, and the price spiked to about $128 a barrel. My mom saw the average price of gas in California rise to $4.36 a gallon. But then the concern of war between Iran and Israel all-but vanished, and prices since have been on a seemingly relentless decline.

Now, a convergence of forces is weighing on petro-rulers’ nerves: Europe’s economic crisis; a slowdown in Chinese growth including the demand for oil; a steep decline in U.S. oil consumption with a simultaneous rise in domestic oil production; and a determined effort by petroleum colossus Saudi Arabia to build up global inventories.

The article goes on to explain why Saudi Arabia is behaving the way it is. They are upset with Russia and Iran:

…the former for failing to help calm the fury in Syria, and the latter for refusing to go to heel and give up its nuclear ambitions; in both cases, the Saudis think lower prices will produce a more reasonable attitude.

The article says oil rich states need high oil prices to maintain order. Saudi Arabia hope to punish Russia and Iran by breaking their banks.

House Panel Finds Holder Contemptible, or Something – Updated with Video

Rep. Darrell Issa said he’d do it, and he did.  Voting down party line, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The vote was 23-17:

All 23 Republicans on the committee voted for the contempt resolution, while all 17 Democrats voted against it. Every member of the panel was present for the vote.

Minutes after the panel’s decision, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the full House will vote on the contempt measure next week.

“While we had hoped it would not come to this, unless the attorney general reevaluates his choice and supplies the promised documents, the House will vote to hold him in contempt next week,” the Republican leaders said in a statement. “If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”

This morning, President Obama decided that whole thing about transparency was soooo 2008 and granted Holder’s request for executive privilege, essentially hiding the documents Issa requested.

There’s no reason to believe the House won’t hold Holder in contempt also.

I’m hoping that tonight I can get J. Christian Adams on the phone to discuss the vote and everything that comes next for this weeks podcast.  Look for it later this week.

Rush Limbaugh: The Whole Point of Fast & Furious Was to Create Mayhem in Mexico (Video)

It’s what conservative bloggers have been saying all along. It’s why I cringe when I see someone refer to Operation Fast & Furious as a “botched” operation.

It wasn’t botched. It did exactly what it was designed to do.

Guns went into Mexico. People died. American guns were blamed.

The only thing that went wrong is we found out about it.

Charlotte Police Chaplains Instructed to Stop Invoking Jesus

One of the volunteer pastors for a Charloette, North Carolina police station was recently called by the mayor’s office and told not to invoke the name of Jesus anymore on government property. It’s a tab bit disconcerting for a Christian minister to be told not to pray to Jesus, but we wouldn’t want to offend anyone now, would we:

Major John Diggs, who oversees the chaplain program, told television station WSOC that the policy is a “matter of respecting that people may have different faiths and that it is not aimed at any one religion or denomination.”

Sartain, the pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship, told Fox News Radio he was scheduled to give an invocation at a promotion ceremony. Before the event, he received a telephone call from his superior major.

“I was told chaplains can no longer invoke the name of Jesus on government property,” Sartain said. “(He said) if I could refrain from that during the invocation he would appreciate that.”

Sartain said he was surprised by the telephone call. The pastor said he’s prayed “consistently” in the name of Jesus at past police department events without any issues.

“I’m very sad about it,” he said. “I’m a pastor and Jesus is the only thing I have to offer to bless people – his life and his person.”

“It brings about a very real concern about where we are heading as a nation,” he said. “I serve a God who loves people unconditionally, who died for their sins on the cross, who wants to reconcile himself to them and love them where they are at – and now I’m told I can’t bless people as a result of that.”

The police department said he could still pray – just not to Jesus.

So to whom was the Christian minister supposed to pray?

He was told to deliver a secular prayer. Do you realize what secular means?

Denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis

So the mayor’s office of Charlotte wants volunteer Christian pastors to deliver prayers with “no religious or spiritual basis.”

Why say a prayer at all?

Glenn Beck: Claire McCaskill is “Lying Straight Out” About the Senate Passing a Budget (Video)

On his show today, Glenn Beck reacted to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s claim that the Senate had passed a budget:

I wrote about this yesterday at Liberty News. Here’s the full video of Sen. McCaskill:

I called the McCaskill campaign for a comment yesterday. They said their press manager was on another line and they’d get back to me.

They didn’t.

I’ll try to catch up with Claire if she ever heads up this way.

Americans for Prosperity Ad Hammers Obama On “Doing Fine” Comment (Video)

Americans for Prosperity released a new ad today, just hammering Obama for his claim that the private sector is doing fine.

Check it out:

While the mainstream media is busy carrying the messaging water for the DNC, trying their best to portray Romney as an out of touch throwback to the 1950s, even go as far as to lie about his speeches, President Obama sits in his bubble, blissfully ignorant about how the rest of America is doing.

NHS Doctor Claims They Kill Elderly Off to Open Beds

When Gov. Sarah Palin said ObamaCare would end up with patients standing before a death panel, she was talking about how bureaucracy would be created to decide if it was fiscally responsible to pay for a patients treatment, or if it was better to just let them die.

That is actually more humanitarian than what is allegedly happening in Great Britain’s hospitals.  They’re just killing the old folks off to open a bed:

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.

It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.

It can include withdrawal of treatment – including the provision of water and nourishment by tube – and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.

There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.

Professor Pullicino claimed that far too often elderly patients who could live longer are placed on the LCP and it had now become an ‘assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway’.

He cited ‘pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients’ as factors.

Professor Pullicino revealed he had personally intervened to take a patient off the LCP who went on to be successfully treated.

Of course the government denies this is happening, and really who would know better:  the government or a doctor working in the hospital where this is happening?

Proponents of socialized medicine, or single payer, claim that people shouldn’t make a profit off of health care, yet ignore or disregard stories like this.  When a private hospital does something that violates your rights, you can turn to the courts to make things right.

Who do you turn to when it’s the government?

Most Transparent Administration Ever Hides Fast & Furious Docs Behind Executive Privilege

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President Obama has asserted executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents Rep. Darrell Issa has been demanding from Attorney General Eric Holder:

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

Romney Says He Is Vetting Marco Rubio for VP Spot

Yesterday, ABC News reported that Marco Rubio wasn’t being vetted for Mitt Romney’s running mate.

Romney says different:

“There was a story that originated today apparently at ABC based upon reports of supposedly outside unnamed advisers of mine,” Romney said in Holland, Michigan. “I can’t imagine who such people are. But I can tell you this: they know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process. There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not: And that’s Beth myers and myself. And I know Beth well. She doesn’t talk to anybody. The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”

Marco’s a good choice, but not my first.

I’d take someone more likely to fire up the base who was reluctant to get behind me in the first place.

Not that I have anyone in mind, per se…