Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Climate Action Partnership Stock Portfolio vs. Dow, S&P

March 12, 2009

We contended previously that membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership does not speak well of a company’s mission or strategy, although there are admittedly good performers on the list. This is because a well-managed corporation does not need government mandates to force businesses and individuals to buy its products (e.g. alternative energy sources, compact fluorescent lamps). As an example, if General Electric was up to the job of engineering cost-effective wind turbines and solar panels, it would probably not be able to make them quickly enough to keep up with demand even without tax credits to encourage their purchase. When Henry Ford engineered an affordable alternative to horses and their solid waste, he did not need government mandates to sell his product either.

As an experiment, we created a hypothetical stock portfolio that assumes the purchase of $1000 worth of each USCAP corporate member’s publicly traded stock on January 2, 2002. (It does not include Duke Energy, DUK, because there appears to have been a stock split of some kind, Shell Oil, which has multiple symbols, or NRG, which was not listed in 2002.) This gave us $18,000 in eighteen stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 10,073.40 and the Standard and Poor 500 closed at 1,154.67 on January 2, 2002. March 9’s closes were 6,547.05 (down 35%) and 676.53 (down 41.4%) respectively. Our hypothetical $18,000 worth of USCAP stock (18 companies) would be worth $10,555.58 (down 41.36%) on March 9. In other words, a portfolio of equally weighted USCAP publicly traded corporations underperformed the Dow, and just about equaled the S&P 500. Had we also purchased $1000 worth of former USCAP members Lehman Brothers and AIG, our $20,000 investment would now be worth about $10,556 or so, i.e. down 47 percent from January 2, 2002. (more…)

Americans Wake Up to Obama’s Carbon Emission Scam

March 7, 2009

We reported previously that the U.S. Climate Action Partnership’s (USCAP’s) members include some of the country’s worst-managed corporations, as demonstrated by their need for government bailouts. These include former USCAP members AIG and Lehman Brothers, as well as government-dependent entities like General Motors and Chrysler. Our position is that companies that need government mandates to force people to buy their products or services contribute nothing to society, and they should not be in business. If General Electric, for example, cannot engineer cost-effective wind turbines and solar panels, and must instead get the government to require businesses and utilities to buy its products, it is a liability to the country and should not be in business. This message comes across clearly in Kimberley Strassel’s “If the Cap Fits,” from the Wall Street Journal.

    GE makes all the solar equipment and wind turbines (at $2 million a pop) that utilities would have to buy under a climate regime. GE’s revenue from environmental products long ago passed the $10 billion mark, and it doesn’t take much “ecomagination” to see why Mr. Immelt is leading the pack of climate profiteers.

Americans are fortunately waking up to Barack Obama’s plans to raise prices for consumers and knife the unions and workers who helped elect him by imposing carbon taxes that would enrich special interests (USCAP members) while driving energy-intensive businesses offshore. (more…)

Repudiate Obama’s Carbon Regulation Plans to Start Economic Recovery

March 4, 2009

Banking problems and “toxic assets” are major contributors to the ongoing decline in the stock market, but it is quite likely that investors took them into account last year. The 800 pound gorilla in the living room that nobody seems to want to talk about consists of Barack Obama’s agenda (per his State of the Union Address) to impose taxes on all fossil fuels, or require users of fossil fuels to buy carbon offset credits from the modern counterparts of medieval indulgence peddlers.

As long as this agenda continues to menace the United States, investors are rightly reluctant to invest in American manufacturing, transportation, and other energy-intensive sectors. If, however, enough Senators (including Democrats from coal-producing and manufacturing states) pledged to vote against and filibuster Obama’s cap-and-trade agenda, it would restore investor confidence, break the downward momentum of the stock market, and set the stage for an economic recovery. (more…)

Another Obama lottery with a predetermined winner

January 6, 2009

We will say up front that Obama’s actions subsequent to his election have been far less radical than we would have predicted (given the content of Dreams From My Father and Obama’s membership in a racist church). If, despite the very poor first impression he gave us during the campaign, he does a good job, we will acknowledge that he has exceeded our expectations.

Obama must realize in turn, however, that fundraising through rigged online lotteries (this one is legal because it provides a way to enter without making a donation) undermines his credibility and reinforces negative expectations. This is not, incidentally, the first time this has happened. (more…)

Blagojevich Allegedly Tries to Sell Obama’s Senate Seat; Robert Byrd & Co. Would Have Sold Obama

December 10, 2008

Barack Obama: Buffoon in Chief

November 8, 2008

Why George Bush should install a giant mirror in the Oval Office before he leaves

The insane emperor Caligula made his horse, Incitatus, a Roman consul. In 2008, the people of the United States elected Barack Obama and Joseph Biden. The Romans got the better of the two arrangements, because Caligula appointed the ENTIRE horse. Within 72 hours of his election, Barack Obama has already turned the nation’s highest office and the leadership of the Free World into a carnival sideshow–with Biden and himself as the principal freaks.

Obama began his career as President-Elect by mocking former First Lady Nancy Reagan, whom he said held seances in the White House. It is an unspoken custom of the Presidency that one does not belittle a predecessor, much less his wife, but Obama lost no time in making jokes at the expense of an 87 year-old lady who tended her husband through the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is entirely consistent, by the way, with his campaign Web site’s tolerance of Alzheimer’s Disease jokes at the expense of John McCain.

He also created a Web site,, which bears the title, “Office of the President Elect.” The site uses the Great Seal of the United States minus the cluster of stars above the eagle’s head. (It might, in fact, be illegal for him to use the entire Great Seal because he is not yet President). He has set up this government-hosted Web site as if it was his personal campaign site, complete with a litany of attacks on President Bush: the man who congratulated him on his election, and who has at least an informal duty to assist him during the transition period.

Senator Biden has meanwhile used his own government-hosted Senate Web site to defame a woman’s deceased father with a false accusation of killing Biden’s wife and daughter while driving drunk. Our country has therefore put a proven liar, coward, and bully (for no other word can adequately describe an individual who uses the power of his office to inflict emotional distress on a private citizen) a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

We hoped that Barack Obama would prove us wrong in our expectations, and that he would even give us cause to apologize for the things we have written about him. This would be in the best interests of our country. He has instead used the first three days of his new status as President-Elect to demonstrate the maturity of an adolescent with a tinfoil crown on his head, a narcissistic megalomaniac with delusions of Messiah-hood. We therefore hope that President Bush will install a room-sized mirror that faces the desk in the Oval Office before he leaves. Obama will then spend the next four years staring at the reflection of himself behind the President’s desk (perhaps having to be fed, groomed, and bathed by attendants) and thus be unable to damage the country during his tenure.

Don’t Blame God, We Did it to Ourselves

November 5, 2008
    For here lay the excellent wisdom
    of him that built Mansoul, that the walls
    could never be broken down nor hurt
    by the most mighty adverse potentate
    unless the townsmen gave consent thereto.
    Bunyan’s Holy War.

Jeremiah Wright’s call for God to damn America was apparently answered tonight, but the decision to be damned was up to the American people. It is a common principle throughout the world that evil cannot enter a place unless someone opens the door to admit it. Many legends say that a vampire cannot enter a home unless someone opens the door to him, and everyone knows the legend of the Trojan Horse. On November 4, the United States damned itself by opening the door to Barack Obama.

We hope fervently that we are 100 percent wrong, and that Obama gives us occasion to apologize for what we have said about him. Right now, though, we hope our country survives long enough to clean Obama’s allies out of the Congress in 2010 (as the Republicans swept Congress in 1994) to limit further damage to our nation.

A Song for Election Day

November 3, 2008

To the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

When we send Barry home again, hurrah, hurrah
We’ll give him a hearty send-off then, hurrah, hurrah
The men will cheer, the boys will shout
The electorate will all turn out
And we’ll feel just great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When Barry goes crawling home again, hurrah, hurrah
George Soros will be despondent then, hurrah, hurrah will jeer and Pelosi will pout
But we will cheer as we throw him out
And we’ll all feel great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When we send Barry home again, hurrah, hurrah,
Wright will damn our country then, hurrah, hurrah
Jesse Jackson will “Racism!” cry
But we will laugh as we march on by
And we’ll all feel great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When we send Barry home again, hurrah, hurrah
Osama will be in bad shape then, hurrah, hurrah
Ahmadinejad will curse his luck
Joe Biden he will pass the buck
And we’ll feel just great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When we cross Barry from our list, hurrah, hurrah
Vladimir Putin will pound his fist, hurrah, hurrah
Hugo Chavez will shake his head
Kim Jong Il will wish he was dead
And we’ll all feel great when
Barry goes crawling home.

When we send Barry home again, hurrah, hurrah
The country will be better then, hurrah, hurrah
The Left will jeer and Commies will frown
Sharpton’s men may burn your store down*
But we’ll feel just great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When Barry goes crawling home again, hurrah, hurrah
Hillary will get some payback then, hurrah, hurrah
Her supporters will cheer and the PUMAs will roar
Blue collar Dems will kick Barry some more
And we’ll all feel great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

When we send Barry home again, hurrah, hurrah
McCain will be President then, hurrah, hurrah
We will shout it long and we’ll shout it loud
America will always stand proud
And we’ll all feel great when
We’ve sent Barry home.

* See “Freddy’s Fashion Mart”

If they call you a racist for voting for McCain/Palin…

November 3, 2008

Try the following one-sentence responses.

(1) “I am following Martin Luther King’s instructions to focus on the content of a person’s character as opposed to the color of his skin.”

(2) “If you offer me a sack of week-old garbage, the last thing on my mind is the color of the sack.”

Voter Information Sheet for Tuesday (hand out at polling places)

November 3, 2008

The Word document is formatted to fit on a single page, for distribution at polling places tomorrow. Please feel free to copy and circulate. Be sure to obey your state’s regulations regarding the distance you must keep between yourself and the polling place when you hand out partisan material.

Election Day Information Sheet, McCain vs. Obama

Captain (USN, retired) John McCain
A lifetime of service to our country

Barack Obama
A lifetime of service to his personal ambitions

(1) Has vowed to destroy the coal industry with carbon taxes—a position supported by his running mate Joseph Biden, who vowed “No new coal plants.”
(2) Will be tested with an international crisis similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis (the closest the U.S. and USSR ever came to nuclear war), again per Joe Biden.
(3) Launched his political career in the home of Weather Underground members Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
(4) Committed “voter suppression, harassment, and intimidation” during the Nevada caucuses, per a letter from Hillary Clinton’s campaign counsel.
(5) Misused tax exempt church resources by giving a speech with campaign-related content at the United Church of Christ’s 2007 Synod in Hartford.
(6) Refused to “reject” the endorsement of the prominent racist, anti-Semite, and Catholic-hating bigot Louis Farrakhan until Tim Russert and Hillary Clinton backed him into a corner during a nationally televised debate.
(7) Accepted a testimonial from Michael Pfleger, who mocked Hillary Clinton’s tears while exulting that “There were a whole lot of white people crying.”
o Obama’s fellow churchgoers gave this hate speech a standing ovation.
(8) Accepted a testimonial from Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright.
o The Obamas belonged to Wright’s church for 20 years, during which time it published blood libels of both the U.S. and Israel (false accusations of developing the AIDS virus and an Arab-specific “ethnic bomb” respectively) and other forms of hate speech.
(9) Solicited and accepted the endorsement of, which:
o Welcomed anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech at its now-disgraced Action Forum
o Published a derogatory photo-manipulation of Pope Benedict
o Published a defamatory insult to General David Petraeus
(10) Endorsed Al Sharpton and his National Action Network in April 2007.
o The NAN, while under Sharpton’s leadership and supervision, shouted racial and anti-Semitic epithets at a Jewish-owned store in Harlem (Freddy’s Fashion Mart) that one of Sharpton’s deranged followers then set on fire.
o See also the Crown Heights riots and Tawana Brawley for Sharpton’s long record of inciting hatred of white people, and especially Jews.
(11) Endorsed Black Nationalism in “Dreams From My Father”
o Belittled a Black classmate for having a white girlfriend
o Spoke of the need to “show loyalty to the Black masses”
(12) Welcomed the most vicious imaginable anti-Semitic and ageist hate speech at his official campaign site (over which his campaign exercises editorial control)
(13) Supports live birth abortion (infanticide) per his vote in the Illinois State Senate

Barack Obama’s pastor called upon God to damn America.
God BLESS America, McCain ‘08

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