Archive for ◊ May, 2012 ◊

Are We Obsessed with Race?
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | Author:

A great video about our national obsession with race…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1h5qS6VVIo[/youtube]

 

Obama and the Cost of Your Electricity
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | Author:

We can all thank the Obama administration and the EPA for pushing up the cost of coal (and hence, electricity for those of us living in the Midwest)…  It appears that that future price for coal-powered electricity in 2015 is going to cost us 8X of what it costs us today.  According to an article at Fox News:

 …the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”… The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt.  That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt.

 

Category: Business, Politics  | Tags:  | Leave a Comment
Solar Powered Jet Fighters?
Saturday, May 26th, 2012 | Author:

We all know how important it is to control climate change (sarcasm).  Well, the Obama administration obligated $70 billion for the defense department to spend on climate technologies.  This cartoon sums it up nicely:

image

Budget? What Budget?
Friday, May 25th, 2012 | Author:

It appears that the US Congress want to dabble in every part of our lives… Interestingly, they have not fulfilled one of their constitutional obligations for the past three years — namely, approving a budget for the country.   This comic strip sums up the position of Senator Harry “Vegas” Reid:

image

Category: Humor, Politics  | Tags:  | Leave a Comment
Star Trek Predicts the Future?
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | Author:

This is a good one from Joe K…

image

Category: Humor  | Leave a Comment
Is It the Economy?
Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Author:

If you remember the Clinton campaigning, you’ll better appreciate the irony here…

 

image

It appears that Obama can’t run for the realities of the economy…

image

Visit to Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 | Author:

Missy and I had a recent visit to the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh…

Category: General  | Leave a Comment
Obama and the Continuing Saga of the US Economy
Friday, May 18th, 2012 | Author:

He is ideologically driven…

 

image

Category: Humor, Politics  | Leave a Comment

Ithaca College?  Isn’t that the center of attraction of that great comedy, Road Trip?   Well, it appears that Ithaca College is dropping the need for an SAT or ACT…   That should be interesting. Do you think it’s a ploy to remove any accountability for taking in lower quality students?  Is it all about enlarging their potential revenue base?

 

What Happened to the Alpha Male?
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author:

An interesting viewpoint from Bill Whittle…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCWv87Zz62k[/youtube]