Peak Oil II?

I left this alone because I thought it was a joke as it comes from Salon but apparently, it is a straight article. As everyone who follows news about energy knows by now, in the last decade the technique of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” long used in the oil industry, has evolved to permit energy…

Welcome to the Recovery…and Decision 2012.

Via Stacy McCain: UNEXPECTEDLY! and Obamanomics Sucks! Via Drudge: Companies in the U.S. added fewer workers than forecast in May, a sign that job growth is struggling to gain momentum, data from a private report based on payrolls showed today. A separate report showed the number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose modestly in…

71% of Democrats Are in Favor of Wealth Redistribution

From Gallup via Drudge: A little look at correlation… Income Level Should Redistribute Should not Share of Federal Income Tax (2008) $75,000 and over 31% 69% 92.4% $30,000 to $74,999 51% 49% 5.5% Less than $30,000 63% 37% 2.1%   See a pattern? It has been pointed out that there is a whole lot of…

Chinese Envy?

Obama, speaking in front of a friendly union crowd today at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, said this: We got to have a transportation and communications network that allows our businesses to compete. We used to have the best roads, the best bridges, the best airports. In a lot of places we don’t have that…

Rule 5 Friday – Freida Pinto

Because it has been a long week. It is 8:30 pm in Edinburgh. I’m in my flat alone and watching American programs on the telly and I’m bored. So, here’s Freida Pinto. You’re welcome.

The Death of a Classic American Brand

The Corvette. I guess that Obama’s love of all things European has hit Government Motors. I predict a failure in the making. Anxious to attract the sort of high-performance buyers increasingly drawn to European sports cars from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini, General Motors is planning some major changes for the next-generation Chevrolet…