Friday, October 21, 2011

Credit Lex with Kadaffy's demise

Can the P-BO claim victory for killing another worthless scum bag? No. Remember when this whole thing started? The P-BO explained at great lengths that killing Moomarr Kadaffy was not an objective of the operation. As I recall, the operation was initiated to give the rebel forces some operating room from Kadaffy’s armored forces and air power. So at best, killing Kadaffy was kind of collateral damage that the P-BO will eventually have to go to the UN and apologize for.

Lex deserves more credit than the P-BO. On 8/22/11 Lex posted this:

As you recall Lex supported the NATO action in Libya. The only problem I had was the namby pamby BS from the Commander in Chief who clearly said he was interested in government reform not the killing of Kaddaffyduck. The entire mission should have revolved around killing that murdering bastard, his worthless off spring and the Lockerbie bomber.

This clearly was not the first post that Lex had called for the killing of Kadaffy. I said kill the bastard from the very beginning. So yeah, Lex deserves more credit than the P-BO. At least Lex had a clearly stated mission and end state. Now if the P-BO had any sense he’d use the moment to quietly demand the Lockerbie bomber, al Megrahi. First one to hand him over gets good guns some cash and the inside track on forming a new Libyan government.

Last thing on this for today, where in the world are the war protesters?

Then there’s this from the “you can't make this $h!t up if you try” file, ABC reports:

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

Vice President (Slowest of all) Joseph (shovel ready) Biden heralded the Energy Department’s $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland.

Way to go Joe. You’re doing a heck of a job. But wait, it gets better. The Karma costs $97,000 a copy. Now that’s what I call a practical, affordable, clean car the 99% on OWS can embrace. There is absolutely nothing bourgeois about a $97,000 electric car with start up capital provided by the US tax payer through the P-BO administration. It’s just like the Libyan war. What war?

But it gets even better - or worse depending. Guess who has major share holder’s interest in Fisker? No not the collective OWS conglomerate. AlGore.

And yes, if it’s possible, it gets even better still. Forbes reports:

The Fisker Karma electric car, developed mainly with your tax money so that a bunch of rich VC’s (venture capitalists) wouldn’t have to risk any real money, has rolled out with an nominal EPA MPGe of 52.

Not bad? Unfortunately, it’s a sham. This figure is calculated using the grossly flawed EPA process that substantially underestimates the amount of fossil fuels required to power the electric car…

As I calculated in my earlier Forbes article, one needs to multiply the EPA MPGe by .365 to get a number that truly compares fossil fuel use of an electric car with a traditional gasoline engine car on an apples to apples basis. In the case of the Fisker Karma, we get a true MPGe of 19. This makes it worse than even the city rating of a Ford Explorer SUV.

Fisker is just more evidence of your federal government hard at work.

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