The Emperor Of All Ills: An Administration Running On Empty
June 20th, 2010
As the Democrats, which can now be legitimately referred to as the "Insanicrats," continue their mad dance about the political stage, most Americans continue to nervously scratch their heads in bemused alarm to the point of creating unsavory bald spots. While we have long-time Congressional members of the Insanicrats attacking young college students due to their impertinent questions, we have the State Department acting as The Department of Justice in announcing the Government's intent to sue Arizona--delivered from Ecuador of all places--and of course, we have a White House which has fraudulently altered a completed report from a Presidentially appointed commission of experts regarding the drilling moratorium, and then a President who announces that he intends to apparently remake how Americans consume energy by moving away from the traditional fuels and switching us over to "imagi-fuel."
To explain, imagi-fuel is similar to the gluon, a theoretical particle in physics that cannot be proven to exist but simply must exist in order to make other theories work properly. Imagi-fuel is the new theoretical super fuel to which the President has now hitched his fluid imagination and, perhaps, our future. Adding to all of this dementia, we also have a behemoth major oil company in BP which has chosen to perform various dog-like supplicative tricks in a bizarre effort to please the public--since it can't get the job done at-hand--and to also, no doubt, placate an American Government bent on opening up a serious can of whoop-ass--to use the President's professorial lexicon. Roll-over and play dead BP. Good Oil company!
In the President's address regarding the Gulf Spill, he spoke of Government and BP's unsuccessful attempts to plug the damnable gusher in the Gulf as a "battle." A battle? If indeed this is a battle the President has chosen to fight it with one arm tied behind his back and a post-speech foot stuck directly in his mouth after turning away offers of help from at least 13 different countries. The Government's refusal to immediately "attack" the spill from day one with skimmer ships and diffusers and other diverse and even now available and yet ignored technologies are the reasons that various uproars are raging. But additionally, perhaps the chief irony in all of this would have to be Obama's refusal to issue an executive order to suspend the "Jones Act," which is an American Maritime Law which disallows foreign ships and crews from operating in American waters due to, heaven help us all, Union concerns.
Selectively Blitzkrieging Problems In "America The Horrible"
Previously, Obama had issued so many executive orders, often in contrast to the strictures of the US Constitution and or historical convention, that the Media referred to the voluminous mandates coming out of the White House as "mad scribbling." But in this case The President hit the brakes on his executive decrees to which we can only repeat: Bravo, Bravo Mr. President! Impeccable timing to halt the executive orders just when we can actually derive something useful from one of them for a change.
But the fulmination of the President's speech laid out a blitzkrieg, once again, on the formerly villanous United States due to its oil use in comparison to the rest of the world and how Obama planned to "really" attack this particular problem. We have all heard ad nauseum of the Insanicrats and their constant belittling of America due to its energy usage as opposed to its population as being only about 4.5% of the world's population. However, it must be pointed out that the propagandists are utilizing an erroneous measure. In fact, the worlds GDP stands at $ 58 Trillion Dollars. The US portion of this world GDP stands at $ 14.25 Trillion. This actually means that although we consume 20% of the world's oil we actually produce 25% of the world's economy with our energy resources. Pretty efficient, huh? Bears repeating: While utilizing only 20% of the worlds energy resources, the United States produces a whopping 25% of the world's economy.
Now isn't it fascinating how the "America is Horrible" crowd never seems to mention this amazing fact? Even more amazing are the Government leaders in Washington, especially the President, who are always quick to vilify America for its presumed "shortcomings" without actually stating the things that the US does very well. So how does the President expect Americans to continue producing this staggering percentage of the world's economy while cutting our traditional energy usage? Shall we use our looks perhaps?
A Crisis Of Coincidence
Many have now spoken of the startling similarities between Obama's Gulf speech and Carter's 70's era "Crisis of Confidence" speech. The similarities are, indeed, striking. Nearly 30 years ago, President Carter, during the midst of the mideast oil crisis, gave a speech that basically warned us that crude oil would soon become so scarce that in 15 years Americans would be unable to afford it. And yet, no such dire predictions have come from oil energy experts--even in this modern day--while Obama insists that America is running out of the stuff. Many individuals tend to look at oil as being a fossil fuel that is no longer being produced as it comes "from dinosaurs" and the like. But this is totally misleading and simply incorrect.
Most scientists now agree that oil actually comes from a microscopic, single-celled aquatic life form known as the diatom. The diatom actually produces oil as nourishment as a part of its life-process, and then, when it dies, drifts down to the bottom of the sea where it aggregates with other expired diatoms and is covered by a layering of sediments over millions of years--thus the phenomenon of "oil deposits." In fact, diatoms, even now, live and reproduce in virtually every aquatic environment known to man and the oceans are teeming with them. The process of the natural aggregation of the oil is continual, so, therefore, the oil energy that we use is, even now, being slowly produced by these tiny creatures, which ironically derive their life-production of oil from the sun itself. One supposes that we could then really anger the Environmentalists by declaring that oil is, ultimately, a form of solar energy.
Obama went on to state in his speech that America was essentially running out of oil which is why we have to produce oil from wells that are miles offshore and miles deep. However, if one looks pragmatically at the "gusher in the Gulf" where oil is spouting out of the sea floor to the tune of an estimated 50,000 barrels a day, even under the ungodly deep sea pressures generated a mile below the ocean's surface, it becomes obvious that there is an extremely ample supply of oil that need not even be pumped, so plenteous and concentrated it is in this one location. In fact, Environmentalists have gone to extreme efforts and costs in order to force oil companies off of land and out to sea to produce oil.
Running On Empty
This was why, just prior to the Gulf Spill, Obama severely angered his base when he ironically ordered previously off-limits coastal areas around the US to be opened up for further oil exploration in a stated effort to mitigate American energy dependency on foreign oil. As a reactive result of the Gulf Spill, the President has actually done an extreme if not bizarre turnabout in a scant three months, it would seem when looked at from a critical point of view. In truth, American Environmentalists have lobbied and barred energy exploration in places known to be suffused with oil for far too many years, and the Insanicrats obviously prefer things to remain that way.
To illustrate, it was also recently discovered that oil shale, which has been found in huge deposits within the states of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado has enough oil contained within its sediments to power the United States for generations to come. An estimated 2.7 trillion barrels lies ready for use within the shale and yet no efforts have been made to extract and utilize this native source of energy while reducing our foreign oil dependency.
Instead, we are cajoled into using energy sources that have not yet been fully developed and therefore will be unable to properly power our already hesitant economy at least for the foreseeable future. Then there is the huge oilfield in Anwar Province, Alaska which has also been designated as "off limits" most likely due to its unusual singular ability to partially free America from extreme foreign energy dependence.
While Atlas Shrugs, America Groans
It has been our unfortunate observation that the The President, aided by the Insanicrats, has little compunction for disastrously stumbling the country into all sorts of various mayhem and then blaming everyone else for the resultant collateral damage. Obama's term is quickly becoming a tragic "dark comedy" as he slowly morphs into America's "Emperor of All Ills." Truthfully, this Administration has proven itself "superlative" at manufacturing new problems to add to America's extensive product line of existing economic and cultural problems . But just when we thought the speech was almost over and we could safely move on with our lives, the thing that we dreadfully expected actually happened.
The President, towards the latter part of his speech, sucker-punched America with what he apparently had intended from the beginning of his term--he was just waiting for a close enough crisis of opportunity to power the formerly --near-latent--anti-oil agenda.
He indicated that "we now need to end our dependence on fossil fuels."
And much of America symphonically groaned in abject disbelief.
He called the failure of Americans to act on this "non-problem" in the past as being due to a lack of courage and political candor. He went on to opportunistically tout his Cap and Trade legislation, which is actually based upon the now-tired and soon-to-be-defunct man-made global warming hoax, as being an integral part of America's transition away from fossil fuels--(and into the here-to-fore Stone Age of impractical clean fuels in their, as of yet, glaring non-existence).
The truly confusing part in the speech was yet to come, however. After the President left us all groaning in dismay at his lack of clear thinking, he then, being the true leader that he is, indicated how we would accomplish this mad fait accompli.
So how are we going to do this Mr. President, since the technologies are not yet advanced enough to replace oil?
His answer was simple and straightforward, if one but listened carefully.
"I don't know," was the indirect answer, "but we will get there."
Get where, Mr. President--where are we going--what will it look like?
"I don't know what it will look like either--but we will get there--we always do. Faith in the future is what sustains us."
Faith in the future? Well, we all have faith that the future is coming--being that time passes and all--but what does that mean exactly--faith in the future?
"It's the same faith that sustains our neighbors in the Gulf right now."
Umm...those people are not very happy with either you or the Government. Is that the faith you are talking about, Mr. President?
"Well, it's a faith in the hand that guides us, that God will be with us always."
Oh, Ok...well you might need to talk to the hand because it may not be the same one that the American People are using...but... Umm...you don't mean like God being with us in our Country's demise or even death do you Mr. President?