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Before Obama: Put a tiger in your tank!
Obama: Your car wants algae.
President Obama admitted today that he does not have a "silver bullet" solution for skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as a plant-like substance, "algae" as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent.
"We're making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that's actually made from a plant-like substance, algae — you've got a bunch of algae out here," Obama said at the University of Miami today. "If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing alright. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in America."
Remember this movie scene?
"Ben, I want to say two words to you. Just two words. Are you listening?"
Exactly how do you mean?
"There's a great future in pond scum. Think about it. Will you think about it?"
Talk about your half-baked ideas…
So really, during that whole speech, weren't you waiting for John Quinones to pop up and say "Gotcha!" Because whenever Barry talks about energy, the joke's on us.
Speaking of cars, I've noticed something interesting recently. Knocking. Lots of cars, especially late model SUVs, are knocking when they drive by. Their engines are designed to run on premium gas, which of course nobody can afford nowadays, so the owners are putting in regular. Which leads to knocking.
Think Gulf will bring back No-Nox? Now with algae!
Two percent cap? What two percent cap? NJ State Police were awarded retroactive raises for the past three years.
The contract awarded members of all three troopers unions raises of 2.75 percent for the fiscal year 2008-2009, 2.5 percent in 2009-2010 and 2.25 percent in 2010-2011.
Hardly the example of fiscal restraint the state keeps demanding our local towns must adhere to. Sort of like the Port Authority and their multi-billion dollar cost overruns while doubling tolls. Do as I say, not as I do?
Another day, another affront to "Muslim sensibilities." This time it's Barry apologizing for NATO troops burning some books.
President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act an inadvertent error, Karzai's office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday.
"We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible," Obama said in the letter.
I suppose "appropriate steps" include giving them Bibles to immerse in urine, at which point Obama's NEA will call it "art" and hand out whopping checks to pay for it.
Predicatably, The Religion Of Peace™ reacted peacefully.
At least six people have been killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan after protests spread over the burning of copies of the Quran at a US airbase.
One person was killed in Kabul, one in the eastern city of Jalalabad and at least four in Parwan province.
Protesters in Kabul shouted, "Death to America!" and threw stones at Camp Phoenix, the main US base in the city.
Perhaps Obama did not sufficiently grovel in the direction of Mecca. Or maybe, and I'm just guessing here, these people are simply nuts. There seems to be a lot of that going around in Islamville.
And there really ain't all that much we can do about it.
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