Archive for 14 February, 2012

Obamamaniacs 2012: New Batch of “Truth Teams” Hatched by Obama

14 February, 2012

If you really want to get an idea of what these “Truth Teams” are up to, just translate “Truth”  into Russian:  Правда = Pravda!

Yup, remember Pravda?  That iconic newspaper of disinformation and propaganda for the old Soviet Union?

Of course, those of us in Missouri who lived through the 2008 elections have already seen an earlier iteration of these “Truth Teams” in action; coordinating with prosecutors and local law enforcement to shut down any criticism of Obama.   Of course, back then, they were called, “Truth Squads.”   I guess “Squads” was a little bit too militant sounding.  So, for this go-around, they just softened it up by using replacing “Squads” with “Teams.”  However, if you know a little Russian, the word “Team” is Komanda (Команд), which sounds suspiciously like, “Commando!”  Apparently, now that he is in the White House, Obama has elevated his jackboots for the Ministry of Truth to Pravda Commandos!  LOL!

Anyway, for a flashback of these Pravda Commandos in action, I present to you the following video from St. Louis in 2008:

Obama campaign sets up ‘Truth Team’
USAToday
President Obama’s re-election team is seeking help from Internet and on-the-ground backers to spread the word about Obama’s record in office, and to bash his Republican critics.

The purpose of the “Truth Team” is to “promote the president’s achievements, respond to attacks on his record and hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable,” said the announcement from the Obama re-election team.

The overall website — BarackObama.com/TruthTeam — includes three specialty websites: KeepingHisWord.com (devoted to Obama’s record), KeepingGOPHonest.com (attacking Republicans), and AttackWatch.com (responding to critical GOP ads).

“The sites also contain tools for sharing materials via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, and empowers supporters to take further action by volunteering, writing letters to the editor, sending postcards to undecided voters with information about the president’s record, and more,” said the Obama announcement.

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Get Ready For $5.00 Per-Gallon Gas this Summer

14 February, 2012

Which begs the question, “How’s that Hope and Change working out for ya’?”

BTW – Just a quick anecdote:  I saw an Obama T-shirt a couple of weeks ago that said:  “HOPE – Helping Obama’s Presidency End!”  Anyway, I got a chuckle out of it and thought I’d share it with you. – DB

Gas prices’ earliest-ever rise above $3.50 a bad sign for motorists
Morning Call
American motorists have seen the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rise above $3.50 a gallon on just three occasions, but it has never happened this early in the year. Analysts say it’s likely a sign that pain at the pump will rise to some of the highest levels ever seen later this year.

In 2008, average gasoline prices had hit inflation-adjusted records nationally by the summer, but they didn’t climb above $3.50 a gallon across the U.S. that year until April 21, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. It happened again last year, but not until March 6.

But $3.50 a gallon gasoline is already here in 2012, weeks before refineries typically shut down for springtime maintenance, and weeks before the states switch from their less expensive winter blends of gasoline to more complicated and pricier summer blends.

“This definitely sets the stage, potentially, for much higher prices later this year,” said Brian L. Milne, refined fuels editor for Telvent DTN, a commodity information services firm. “There’s a chance that the U.S. average tops $4 a gallon by June, with some parts of the country approaching $5 a gallon.”

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There are plenty of reasons for the high prices, and lots of reasons to fear a big price spike in the spring, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for OPIS.

“Early February crude oil prices are higher than they’ve ever been on similar calendar dates through the years, and the price of crude sets the standard for gasoline prices,” Kloza said, later adding, “We’ve lost a number of refineries in the last six months (to permanent closure). Some of those refineries represented the key to a smooth spring transition from winter-to-spring gasoline.”

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Thank you EPA/sarcasm

 


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