You can’t make this stuff up

May 19,2009

The good ship Fleur set sail from Plymouth, England, on a 5,000 mile, “carbon emission-free” journey to Greenland.  “The expedition was followed by up to 40 schools across the UK to promote climate change awareness.”  Then reality hit in the form of weather.  Wind ripped the wind generator and solar panels from the yacht, and capsized it three times.  The crew of the Fleur was rescued by an oil tanker loaded with 680,000 barrels of crude oil .

December 04, 2008

Bizarre accident

According to WWLT television, a Springfield, Ohio

… woman is in critical condition Wednesday after police say her husband shot her while they were having sex.
Timothy Havens, 38, told Springfield police he was reaching for something on the nightstand when the pistol went off, hitting his estranged wife Carolyn in the upper chest. (Hear part of the 911 call).

Well, I guess at least he knows he wasn’t firing blanks

8/1

More wisdom from the Messiah:

Obama on Friday called for a $1,000 “emergency” rebate to consumers to offset soaring energy costs amid fresh signs of a struggling economy with the nation’s unemployment rate climbing to a four-year high.

Obama told a town-hall meeting the rebate would be financed with a windfall profits tax on the oil industry.

It doesn’t seem to occur to Obama that the oil companies would pass the “windfall profits tax” on to consumers. What a great plan: You get relief from $4-a-gallon gas, and the only downside is $5- or $6-a-gallon gas!

For the latest in Messiah Obama’s pronouncements from on high, check out: Obama: Take Profits for Rebate Checks

7/25

While the top priority of most Americans — including a growing number of moderate Congressional Democrats — is legislative action on domestic oil exploration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) wants the world’s greatest deliberative body to set aside concerns over skyrocketing energy prices to deal with such pressing issues as interstate pet-monkey sales, a botanical garden in Maryland, and the establishment of a committee to encourage celebration of the War of 1812 bicentennial. Reid’s cloture motion on a 35-bill package called the“Advancing America’s Priorities Act” (AAPA) which authorizes over $11 billion in new spending, is currently scheduled for a Saturday vote.

7/15

This speaks for itself:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, complained the government’s $600 economic stimulus check was only enough to buy “a pair of earrings” while stumping for her husband.

“You’re getting $600 – what can you do with that?” Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan last week. “Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month. The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings.”

She made these remarks at a “working women’s roundtable discussion.”

6/27

This from the people who know best how to run the world:

Recently, an online publication reported that UN Television had purchased six high-definition video cameras, but couldn’t use them because it had failed to purchase lenses for them. Worse, Inner City Press reported, the U.N. building isn’t even wired for such cameras.

6/23

Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican, noting that oil and gas prices are climbing to record highs and families are struggling to make ends meet, sums up floor action in the U.S. Congress last week.

“Well, we voted on monkeys. Yes, we voted to prohibit you from driving a monkey across state lines,” the none-too-pleased congressman informed the country.

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