Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gee, High Prices Drive Down Consumption -- Markets Work

U.S. motorists, paying record prices for gasoline, drove less for a seventh consecutive month in May, pointing toward the first annual drop in road travel since 1980.

``$4 per gallon may have been the trigger point we've been looking for,'' said Kenneth McGill, managing director for travel and tourism at consulting firm Global Insight Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts. ``It's interesting to see Americans finally reacting to the price of gasoline by rationing consumption.''

Vehicle-miles traveled on all U.S. roads fell 3.7 percent in May from a year earlier, the Federal Highway Administration said in a report today. The seven-month slide is the longest streak since 1979, agency spokesman Doug Hecox said.
Bloomberg News

Psycho B-woman In Congress Is Going to Save The World -- Her Plan Is Like Cutting Off Oxygen To Prevent Starvation!

 Nancy Pelosi, our hero!
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy
 She's Superman!  The Dark Knight!  Spiderman!  Ironman!  All rolled into one -- with a huge chip on her shoulder.

“The goal,” she says, “is to give an answer to people who all over the country say to me, ‘How did you go from the kitchen to the Congress, being a housewife to the House speaker?’ And it was just a short little story of that.”
Seriously, I could care less -- what kind of small minded world does Nancy live in where people believe anyone cares anymore -- HEY NANCY, IT'S THE 21ST CENTURY!

How can not drilling our own oil save the world if, as her party keeps repeating, there isn't very much oil there anyway?  What, Alan Colmes always said in the past was that there is only 6 months worth in ANWR -- that won't destroy the world but it does allow her to expand her control over every aspect of your life!

Hey Nancy, maybe if you weren't so bitter and stuck in the last century you could actually worry about America and by extension the world, because if you drive our economy into the ground I guarantee you that the rest of the world is going to get there faster and harder!. 

Withholding access to US oil to save the world is like withholding oxygen today to keep someone from maybe starving to death in 10 years or so.

What kind of mental illness leads one lady to believe that she alone can save the world?  She is more likely to starve millions all for the sake of that ego driven psychosis.
Politico writes a fawning piece on Nancy Pelosi!

Daily Trek -- July 29, 2008

What'd I miss?

Everything you need to know to stay informed each day in 5 minutes or less!  Read your regular news and include this and you will be able to participate in most any current events discussion.
Clear Channel unveiled online radio network of more then 900 stations.

The US could be headed for orange alert level (heightened) because of so many high profile events (Olympics, two conventions, election).

John Voight wrote a scathing Op-Ed that hits Obama and the Democrats hard, it's pretty good and true.

Did Chavez get taken by China?  Chavez bought tons of new equipment with the understanding that China would build a refinery that can handle his dirty oil, but they don't appear to have held up their end.

Amadinejad says he met with a Presidential Candidate during his visit to NY last year.  He was left with the impression that Americans and the world are with him.  I don't buy it, I think the guys is bat shit crazy!

First the state of IL doesn't seem to have hardly any of Obama's State Senate papers and now Columbia can't seem to locate his senior thesis!

Bob Novak was diagnosed in Boston with a brain tumor.

The AP is completely unbiased, right:
Republicans on Saturday blocked the Senate from considering a bill next week that would nearly double federal aid to help the poor pay heating and air-conditioning bills
Although a dozen Senate Republicans support the measure, most voted with GOP leaders who would rather spend the time trumpeting their call to expand offshore oil drilling before Congress takes six weeks off for vacation and the presidential nominating conventions.
SEIU is under investigation for forcing its members to pay dues into a their PAC that is used to support Democrats.

Al-Qaeda chemical weapons expert Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar was Monday in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan.

The rest of the world is gobbling up all the gas, oil, and coal they can get, and laughing while the Democrats and eco-wackos force us to diddle.
Apologies to Say Anything Blog -- their server is down again and I can't get the links to some of the posts above so I used to original sources.

While Obama Shuns Preconditions Prior To Meeting With Iran, They Make It Clear That Their Preconditions Be Met Before Meeting

Recent interviews I've held with three authoritative Iranians suggest that Tehran will have preconditions of its own. Before coming to the table, these Iranians say, the United States would first have to end its "hostile policies" toward their country. The most important step pushed by all three is one already promised by Obama: setting a timetable for the complete withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq. Other moves, however—like ending economic sanctions—would conflict with Obama's campaign pledges and be even more controversial in Washington.

Hope In One Hand And Sh*t In The Other -- See Which One Get Filled Up Quicker

Of course sane people know the answer is the other hand, right?

However, not everyone is sane anymore. MoveOn is now convinced that hope is all we have left -- and it will lead to a chicken in every pot!

Gateway Pundit: Stupidest. Liberal. MoveOn.org. Ad. Ever.

The Obama Rainbow Tour -- After The Tour Hangover

There you are, I told you so
Makes no difference where she goes
The whole world over just the same
Just listen to them call her name
And who would underestimate the actress now? 

Evita - Rainbow Tour
The Friday-Sunday poll, mostly conducted as Obama was returning from his much-publicized overseas trip and released just this hour, shows McCain now ahead 49%-45% among voters that Gallup believes are most likely to go to the polls in November. In late June, he was behind among likely voters, 50%-44%.…

As for the difference between the tracking and USA TODAY/Gallup polls, Frank [Newport, chief Gallup pollster,] says not to read too much into it. “Statistical noise” may be largely to blame.


The percentage of adults 18 to 29 who say they’re likely to vote has dropped < em>20 points since March. But why?
Hot Air

Why Do Europeans Love Obama?  Victor Davis Hansen.

If the story behind the story of the canceled troop visit has run its course, one question remains: Why didn’t Mr. Obama leave his aides behind, even the retired general, and make the visit by himself?
“Even him going alone would likely be characterized by some as a political event,” Mr. Gibbs said in an interview on Monday, adding, “He decided not to put the troops in that position.”

Obama's answer to his lack of a bump and his inability to even match the lead his party has in the polling numbers -- drum roll -- racism!
Answer: Pretty well. He’s not playing the race card. From Newsday:
“The point is, with change comes some risk, and I combine two things,” he said. One is a shift in policies, the other a biography he said will take people time to process. “They’re going to keep their powder dry and get as much information as they can the next three months,” he added.
Don Surber


Church Shooter -- More Info

Despite the reports that stated he had a problem with Christians, reports to date say that Jim D. Adkisson had a problem with the liberal beliefs of the Unitarian Church itself.

The actual reasons will come out as the investigation continues.
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