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Obama Warned Us About Energy Plans

Lest we forget, back in a January 17, 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Mr. Obama predicted the consequences of his upcoming energy programs:

Mr. Obama candidly admitted to the (friendly) newspaper editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket.”

Mr. Obama also promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants.

And, thanks to the upcoming ‘Cap And Trade’ bill, he may yet have his way.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Obama Warned Us About Energy Plans”

  1. proreason says:

    Anyone with his eyes open, like all of us at S&L, knew this by Spring of 2008.

    What we couldn’t believe, and still can’t believe, is that it could happen.

    But I’m a guy who likes to have things explained, and I think the explanation for this cataclysm is clear….the Obamy Cabal leveraged decades of groundwork by their Communist masters to convince more than 50% of the country that they can feast on the bounty of the other 50%.

    But despite how it seems today, it won’t continue much longer.

    Because if it does, there will be hell to pay for the bloated vultures.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      The problem with Communism, Pro, is that sooner or later you run out of people with money.

    • Yarddog1 says:

      We, the producers, can shut the entire economy and country down to a standstill. We simply do not have the organization. We are too damn busy being responsible. I, personally, am about at the end of my proverbial rope. A lifetime of responsibility and now I have to witness this travesty of destruction. Pro is correct. It will not continue much longer. The time is near. Prepare yourselves well. We will soon be called upon to preserve America, freedom and our very dignity as human beings. We have become a nation of sheep braying in voice alone. That will soon change by necessity. March to the ovens or resist with heart and soul.

    • jobeth says:

      “We simply do not have the organization.”

      Maybe we can form a “Union”…(sarc)

      We thought we did have one…”…a more perfect union…”

      I hear you Yarddog..we all hear you…and feel the same pain and sadness.

    • bronzeprofessor says:

      Proreason, you are absolutely right. And for your reading entertainment, I can share another round of liberal insanity from Los Angeles, California, where the state’s 40 billion budget gap is now endangering my job as a tenure-track assistant professor.

      My “union” (you’ll love this, jobeth) is the California Faculty Association, which represents instructors on all 23 “CSU” campuses. After years of being harrassed by the CFA, Gov. Schwarzeneggar had his day of revenge this year: He got to tell the CSU that there was a $580 million shortfall that simply could not be covered, because there was no money in the budget. The faculty ignored this warning for a while, assuming that the half billion would come from somewhere else, and we wouldn’t be in danger. Meanwhile, I quietly went and qualified for a US Army commission, so I would have a plan B. Thank God I did.

      Ten days ago, the word finally came down to the faculty: Either we accept a 10% furlough and nobody has to get fired, or we lay off 10% of the faculty (that’s something in the neighborhood of 4,000 instructors, which as you can imagine, would devastate not only their families but the students.)

      I’ve been forced to attend faculty meetings, which can be summarized with this transcript below. My words are in bold, the liberal anti-furlough self-serving hypocrite’s words are in plain text.

      There’s not enough money to keep us all at our current salaries, so if we do not do furloughs, people will have to be laid off. Unemployment in real terms is close to 20% in Los Angeles County right now. The only humane thing to do is to override our union contract by a members vote, and negotiate furloughs with the administration.

      The problem is capitalism! This is all a plot by the provost and the chancellor to undermine the hard work and courage we showed in the past to negotiate our salaries! We must show solidarity now. We cannot let them divide and conquer us. Stand together against furloughs!

      Okay, thanks for that pep! But “solidarity” means, if I am not mistaken, staying together through tough times. I think solidarity means we all take a 10% pay cut and nobody gets fired. Solidarity doesn’t mean that the 10% who are going to get fired shut up while you keep your full salary..

      This is a false choice, The adminsitration is trying to trick us. We should not be asked to take a vote which makes us responsible for our colleagues getting fired. Instead, we should refuse to vote at all, hold the administration to our contracts, and then force the administration to do the layoffs on their own account, thereby bringing public wrath down on them.

      Wait, it isn’t a false choice. We have to cut $580 million out of our budget and 80% of the budget is salary and benefits. Unless you are willing to consider early retirements or giving up our pension benefits, the only way to cover head count is to shrink the head count or reduce per capita benefits, which is a furlough.

      If layoffs must be done, then let the administration take the heat for them! It’s their fault we are in this mess. They refused to give us a 9% pay hike last year.

      If they gave you a 9% pay hike last year, we would be in a bigger budget hole this year and you’d be looking at 19% furloughs or 19% of the faculty being laid off. And the ones to take “the heat” will be the union, because everyone knows we were offered a chance to opt for furloughs and we basically wanted to get away with rejecting furloughs without looking selfish. People aren’t stupid.

      Do you know how much the administration is being paid? They are getting rich by making us fight amongst themselves. They should take pay cuts.

      Good point. But do you think we can cover $580 million in budget deficits by cutting executive pay?

      The problem is, we live in a society that only cares about money. Look at the wars we’re fighting. We should pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and spend that money on education. If we weren’t run by corporations and taught to care only about money, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

      Wait — aren’t you the one who only cares about money? I’m arguing for a furlough. You’re refusing to give up 10% of your pay, knowing it means I will be out of work. And the wars aren’t being funded by the state of California.

      You need to stop being divisive. We have to stand together and not let them intimidate us.

      With people like you teaching the leaders of tomorrow for the last 40 years, I can say, you have made our country what it is today!

    • proreason says:

      My interpretation of your account, Professor, is that libwits are all about themselves number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

      They talk the inclusion game, but peel the onion and it’s all about self interest. At crunch time, they couldn’t care less about the group.

      In a nutshell, they are maniacally selfish. Not caring, not patriotic, not charitable, not understanding.

      But VERY generous with the other guys money and assets.

    • jobeth says:

      BP..perhaps you should introduce them to the kiddy story about killing the goose that laid the golden egg. But I doubt highly if they would get it even then.

      Unions are always pressing, pressing, pressing. They press until there is nothing left to press. Then cry foul and play the victim, even though THEY are the bullys and the abusers.

      Eons ago when the TINY union locals were fighting for safety for their workers unions did have their place. But now they have grown in to this obese parasite that devours that which sustains them.

      On a MUCH MUCH tinier scale, I too am needing to deal with a similar problem. I am the volunteer director of our church’s library and have been given a yearly sum with which to run it. To buy books etc. We can “sell” certain material as Bibles and other material in order to be able to add to that funding.

      This year, as everyone else struggles we as a church, are doing the same. I have just been notified that I may not get to use the full allotment assigned to us…due to a large fall off of funding.

      I can scream foul and demand the full amount promised…OR…I can work with the team to make it through this tough spot. Much the same thing you are advocating for your situation. And I expect next year we will get less funding.

      Team playing means everyone gives a little so more can at least have a piece of the pie and that we not “kill that goose”.

      Why is that such a difficult concept for the libs to understand? Wonder what they will say when that goose does die?
      These tough times are much of their own making but they don’t want to admit that do they? Only scream like an infant for their own self interests regardless of the harm that will befall all if they do get their way.


    • bronzeprofessor says:

      Jobeth, I am happy to hear about someone donating time at their church! Trust me, you are probably in a much healthier form of collective sacrifice than the one I deal with now.

      Now that I read your note I feel like I need to tell my pastor to sign me up for more youth events. I gave two Sunday lectures on the end of the world (Matthew 24-25) but other than that I usually just show up on Sunday and then go to the adult bible study meeting, You know how us Southern Baptists are — we spend 4 hours at church and think it was a short day!

  2. spiffyw says:

    Well said pro
    Just about sums it right up
    I hope they blow up like seagulls on seltzer

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    And all you have to do it look at his actions. While shaking his finger at John Q Public, he runs the thermostat in the oval office up to “tropical”, blasts around on the company jet, burning more dead dinosaurs in an hour than I have in my whole life, while on excursions, if not for personal pleasure, then to go apologize for this country.

    There are plenty more examples but I have yet to hear a flaming libtard explain those away.

    I hope you’re right, Pro. Once he gets done redistributing the money, the economy, a la Soviet Russia, will come to a resounding thud of a stop. Somehow, I think Blammo will be long gone if he is successful in all this because the American people will be wanting blood but he will have found himself safe haven, someplace..which may be why he’s giving hummers to Achhh-I-need-a-job and El Guapo. That way, if the US gets hot and he becomes the target of the problems he’s caused, then he can safely escape.

    In a lot of ways, he reminds me of Saddam Hussein without the violent retributions (yet). I don’ think for one minute that he isn’t managing to accumulate cash for himself somehow, that he will systematically hide so he has a safety net.

    And, given the very cooperative network of criminals, no one will ever be able to find it.

    More and more, I think he’s doing a “hit-and-run” on the US. Get elected, ruin it as much as he can, as quickly as he can and if the US is stupid enough to elect him again, do more and much deeper damage, and if and when the US citizenry wises up at any time during the play, then escape.

    Given that so much has happened that I previously thought impossible…this theory isn’t too far fetched anymore.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Fiat has taken care of his secret account and password. He can add to that account with the funds he’s funneling thru ACORN and his other buddies.

    • jobeth says:

      “More and more, I think he’s doing a “hit-and-run” on the US. Get elected, ruin it as much as he can, as quickly as he can and if the US is stupid enough to elect him again, do more and much deeper damage, and if and when the US citizenry wises up at any time during the play, then escape.”

      Man! I couldn’t have said it better!

  4. canary says:

    He made the statement of bankrupting the coal companies etc. before the election. The San Francisco Chronicle held this back. The San Francisco Chronicle kept saying they would not give out their source, when all along it was Obama himself who said it. I remember calling people to vote because of the bankrupt statement. Worst was Pennsylvania had voted day early, and I do believe this would have affected their vote. The media controls the world. All the rich Pelosis’ their private planes and Liberty Statue drive. want the little people to compensate for their use of energy. American hater Obama is will destroy America little by little.

  5. VMAN says:

    I honestly think that Obama could tell the country that he is going to destroy it and give detailed plans and the government media and his cronies would say “he didn’t say that”. Oh wait that’s already happened. I swear this is like one of those dreams you have where something is chasing you and your legs are sooooo heavy and you can’t get away no matter how hard you try.

    • yeah.. kinda scary isn’t it? Its been in front of everyone the entire time.. and I know “conservatives” who have said “oh he can’t be that bad..”


  6. wirenut says:

    Jason said, “It’s been in front of everyone the entire time”. Hell yes, like an ass “pushing” a manure cart! Most asses just “pull” the manure cart. This stinks to high heaven and only we have the key. Get active to vote this scum out. Reach out to others with the founding fathers words. That alone should be enough. For hard core lib-tards…Load up, their traitors anyway. Like tyranny, they deserve no quarter, no vote, no respect for attaining an office of the people.

  7. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Folks, do you really believe that we will ever have a free election again in our great country? With ACORN running the polls, dead people and Disney characters voting I don’t think we’ll have another true, fair election unless the Repubs can figure out how to monitor the polls.
    We saw the handwriting on the wall when Bush was elected the 2d time. Remember Florida?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Maybe if the Ruskies aren’t too busy roughing up their own people or maybe even the Blue Helmets of the U.N. (TeHee) aren’t looking the other way somewhere in the world; we could invite them to oversee our upcoming election. China has a good score with the way they run their elections. Eh……skip the Chicoms!
      There must be someone out there somewhere that will come to our rescue.
      Can you reach the switch to turn on the “BAT” light?

  8. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh just played and discussed these two clips.

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