Payne cartoon via Townhall
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Gateway Pundit: Barack Obama Keeps Campaign Promise – Patriot Coal Corp Files For Bankruptcy:
“So if someone wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”
On Monday Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy.
Barack Obama kept this promise.
The company and nearly 100 affiliates were part of the Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan. Patriot said it had $3.57 billion of assets and $3.07 billion of debts, and has arranged for $802 million of financing to help it continue mining and shipments during the reorganization.
Coal producers’ shares have plummeted as natural gas prices tumbled to the lowest in a decade this year, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules that would make it nearly impossible to build coal-fired power plants.
Patriot said these factors, weaker economies worldwide and the cancellation of customer contracts led to reduced liquidity and financial flexibility.
There’s not a savvier or more insightful commentator on liberal media shenanigans than John Nolte of Big Journalism: Polls Prove Romney Outsmarted the Media … Again
For weeks, all we’ve heard in reference to the media/Obama-led attacks against Romney’s so-called outsourcing and offshore accounts is the following: “Romney needs to respond… Romney doesn’t have a response… It’s time for Romney to respond.” Across the media spectrum, we’ve heard this from Obama’s Media Palace Guards on Twitter, in op-eds disguised as straight news, and from television’s talking heads. The media has quite purposefully turned this call for Romney to respond into an incessant drumbeat. But…
It’s a trap.
Many of us were already pretty sure that this was the case, but the Obama administration’s recently unsealed indictment charging the five cartel members involved in Terry’s death, confirms it: OUTRAGE: Eric Holder disarmed Brian Terry while arming his killers:
US Border Agent Brian Terry was shooting beanbags at cartel members before they shot him dead with assault rifles. (Truth about Guns)
For the first time the Obama Administration today admitted that Brian Terry and fellow border agents were firing beanbags and not bullets during their shootout with armed cartel members… FOX News
reported, via Free Republic
For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags — not bullets — at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011.
The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry’s death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident.
Every Republican in Congress needs to demand Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. Contact your Representative now and ask them whether they have done so. If not, why the hell not?
CNS News: Obama Administration Takes Credit for Inspiring Lexus Hybrid SUV–Which Began Production in 2004:
The Obama administration is taking credit for inspiring Lexus to create a hybrid SUV–even though the automobile company began the well-publicized production of its RX 400h SUV hybrid in 2004–four full years before Obama was elected.
A timeline of the auto company’s history, posted on its website, says: “2004-The first production SUV hybrid, the RX 400h, debuts with Lexus Hybrid Drive. U.S. Lexus sales reach two million.”
Lexus first announced it would market the RX 400h hybrid SUV at a press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2004.
The left lives in a universe of lies.
Creepy Dem campaign operatives now stalking Republican opponents at home:
Politicians recognize they give up a degree of privacy when they run for office.
But Democrats are testing the outer limits of that understanding with a practice that raises questions about when campaign tracking becomes something more like stalking.
While most serious campaigns on both sides use campaign trackers — staffers whose job is to record on video every public appearance and statement by an opponent — House Democrats are taking it to another level. They’re now recording video of the homes of GOP congressmen and candidates and posting the raw footage on the Internet for all to see.
What is this but a continuation of a nasty tactic the organized left had been using for years? It’s the same tactic used by the Kimberlin/Rauhauser cabal to “out” their enemies.
The Dems’ bottomless pit of perfidy never ceases to amaze.
Ace: Zombie Reviews/Rebuts George Lakoff’s “Little Blue Blook”:
Really great article you shouldn’t miss, even if you’re looking at that lame headline I just wrote thinking “Huh?”
George Lakoff is a tip-top thought leader among progressives. His new book — titled as a tip of the hat to Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book — contains further elaborations and prescriptions. Corrected: I incorrectly stated he wrote What’s the Matter With Kansas?, too, a similarly smug read on politics. But in fact that was a completely different asshole, name of Thomas Frank.
It would be unfair to say George Lakoff is a one-trick pony; he has, fully, three tricks. Though these tricks are interrelated, so maybe it is just one trick.
When you hear progressives bleating that it’s not their policies or policy outcomes that lose voters, but only their messaging, that’s them echoing George Lakoff. All he’s about is “messaging” and “narrative frames.” Now it’s true that he didn’t invent that whine, but, being some kind of cognitive scientist, he’s added a great deal of faux-scientific authority to it. He’s made it proper and scientifically respectable to lose and lose and lose and just keep saying “our messaging failed us.”
Read Zombie’s entire report, and also Ace’s thoughts on it.
File the information away and take it out the next time you watch a liberal debate a conservative.
Twitchy: Surprise! Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a Swiss bankroll:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has spent days pounding Mitt Romney for keeping money in a Swiss bank account. She tweeted attacks on his “secret offshore” accounts, slammed his “secretive investments” on Fox News Sunday and just last night, she joined Rep. Donna Edwards in pushing the failed Democrat hashtag #WheresYourBank.
Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.
Swiss investments? By her own standards, that makes Little Debbie out of touch and secretive, doesn’t it?
Oh, but it doesn’t end there…
See Also: Beltway Confidential: Obama’s Swiss Banks:
Consider that Obama appointed as IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins, a former lobbyist for the Swiss Bankers Association (despite Obama’s claims that he has “excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs”). Also, Obama’s No. 2 White House aide, Mona Sutphen, has cashed out to Swiss Bank UBS.
Also, Obama’s “new best friend,” and golf and basketball buddy according to a 2011 New York Times article is Robert Wolf, CEO of UBS. Obama put Wolf on his Economic Advisory Board.
Washington Free Beacon: Jarrett’s Bermuda Bank:
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett’s recent financial disclosure form lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company, according to ABC News:
Valerie Jarrett’s financial disclosure form filed May 4 lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company valued between $100,000 and $250,000.
World Tribune: Report: Obama orders U.S. intelligence to increase surveillance of Israel
Western diplomatic sources said President Barack Obama has ordered intensified U.S. intelligence on Israel’s military and government.
They said Obama wanted to ensure that his administration could collect information that would indicate an Israeli plan to strike either Iran or Syria.
“The CIA is working very closely with the State Department and other agencies to monitor Israel on a daily basis,” a diplomatic source said.
“Obama has told his people that he does not want to be surprised.”
Seton Motley, Newsbusters: Media Fail: Government Motors Inflates Sales by Selling to…the Government
Almost all of this $30 billion Taxpayer loss was in fact a gi-normous payoff of the Obama-Democrat stalwart United Autoworkers Union.
GM Races Higher on Sales Report
GM Sales Rise 16%
GM June US Sales Rose 16%
While the Union was thoroughly bailed out, We the Taxpayers are still stuck holding 500+ million shares of GM stock. Which we need to sell at $53 per. Which debuted post-bankruptcy at $33 per. And which is currently trading at just over $20 per. Meaning we’ll lose about $15 billion. How’s that for “success?”
GM Calls June Highest Sales Month Since 2008
General Motors (GM) June Sales Highest Since September 2008
GM June 2012 Sales Climb 15.5 Percent to Highest Month Since September 2008
And in all this Hosanna-reporting, nowhere to be found is the inconvenient truth that these huge June sales were mostly fueled by…government purchases.
We now learn that government purchases of GM vehicles rose a whopping 79% in June.
Meaning Barack Obama is now campaigning on the “success” of – the government buying cars from…the government’s car company. With our money.
That’s like you setting up a lemonade stand for your kids. You buy them the lemons, sugar, cups and pitchers – and then buy most of the lemonade yourself.
A Democratic Party caucus chairman vying to become Missouri’s next secretary of state is a 9/11 Truther who has associated with a radical Muslim cleric and trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
MD Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (NDPAAC), a Democratic National Committee-sponsored organization that liaises with Asian minorities.
Alam, who was born in Bangladesh, served as a “satellite campaign manager” for then-candidate Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 elections, and has since been invited to the White House.
Alam has speculated about Jewish involvement in the September 11th terrorist attacks and participated in an event with a Muslim cleric who has accused Israel of terrorism and alleged that the U.S. invented the HIV disease.
“Why [was] 9/11 was a official holidy [sic] for all jewish [sic] people worked in the the [sic] WTC?” Alam asked in an Internet discussion titled, “Was 9/11 a conspiracy??”
Alam went on to tout the 9/11 Truther film Loose Change 9/11, and challenged readers to “tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?”
Asked in an interview Monday about his provocative views, Alam stood by his controversial writings, admitting that he has been “waiting to discuss it with somebody.”
“My question was, ‘What’s the reason not a single Jew was killed on that day,’” Alam said, maintaining that his inquiries are based on facts, rather than a bias against Jewish people. “Was there a single Jew killed on that day?”