Ser. This woman has to go.....
Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:52 PM
US Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann gets dates wrong as she stops off in South Carolina on campaign trail
Republican US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a "happy birthday" message to the late singer Elvis Presley even though 16 August is the anniversary of his death.
Bachmann shouted "Happy Birthday, Elvis!" from the stage at a campaign stop at the Beacon Drive In, a South Carolina restaurant famous for its fried food and sweet tea.
After her stump speech on Monday, the US congresswoman from Minnesota told a group of reporters that she was happy to be in South Carolina "on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death".
"He's still alive. He's alive in our hearts," Bachmann said.
Presley was born on 8 January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died on 16 August 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee.
She ser needs to JOAB, DIAF and the KHS.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:01 PM
Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- President Michele Bachmann has a promise: $2 gas.
"Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again," Bachmann told a crowd Tuesday in South Carolina. "That will happen." Sure, politicians promise all kinds of things on the campaign trail. But Bachmann, a leading contender for the 2012 Republican nomination, is wading into truly tricky territory.
The price Americans pay at the pump is tied to the crude oil market -- a global system largely beyond the reach of Washington. It's certainly true that prices -- now about $3.50 a gallon on average -- have risen since President Obama took office. "The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon," Bachmann said. "Look what it is today."
Of course, that's not the full story.
When Obama took office, the country was mired in a terrible economic contraction. "That was in the 4th inning of the greatest recession of our lifetime," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. During recessions, demand for gasoline plummets as trucks pull off the road, companies cut back on travel and laid off workers drive fewer miles. "You have to be careful what you wish for because the recipe for cheap prices these days is economic disaster," Kloza said.
Since early 2009, the economy has recovered somewhat and demand for crude has risen. It has even spiked in the developing world -- especially in China, India and South America. Kloza said that increased crude demand is the principal driver behind higher gas prices. "We're going to have to recognize the rest of the world has this increasing appetite for oil," he said. "If we go below $2 a gallon, it probably means there has been a lot of wealth loss and we are in a deflationary period."
There are some measures that could be taken to lower gas prices, according to Phil Flynn, a senior market analyst at PFG Best. A stronger dollar would take pressure off prices, and reducing the number of miles Americans drive in gasoline-powered cars would also weaken demand. "I never say never," Flynn said. "But whether or not Bachmann can do that in four years is a tall order." Bachmann did not lay out a specific plan to drop prices on Tuesday. But her campaign website says that as president, she would ease restrictions on drilling and roll back federal regulations on the shale gas industry. While increased oil and gas drilling in the United States may create good-paying jobs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower the trade deficit, it would have little impact on gas and oil prices. Drill baby drill won't lower gas prices
That's because the amount of extra oil that could be produced from more drilling in this country is tiny compared to what the country -- and the world -- consumes.
Plus, any extra oil the United States did produce would likely be quickly offset by a cut in OPEC production. According to a 2009 study from the government's Energy Information Administration, opening up to drilling areas off the East Coast, West Coast and the west coast of Florida would yield an extra 500,000 barrels a day by 2030.
The world currently consumes 89 million barrels a day, and by then would likely be using over 100 million barrels. After OPEC got done adjusting its production to reflect the increased American output, gas prices might drop a whopping three cents a gallon, the study said.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:25 PM
'cept it ain't funny. It's chilling to me that she's come as far as she has.
Nice to see her starting to self-destruct.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:30 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:41 PM
Prolly wont be good as Lisa Ann's "Nailin Palin". Production value was through the roof, story, emotions!
Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:51 PM
Bachmann Warns Beware Soviet Union
(NewsCore) - COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann left some listeners scratching their heads Thursday when she said during a radio show interview that the US was in danger of being eclipsed by the Soviet Union. Bachmann made the remark during an appearance on the Jay Sekulow radio show while campaigning in South Carolina. "It really is about jobs and the economy," Bachmann said when asked what was on the minds of American voters she met on the trail.
"But what people recognize is that there's a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward." The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 at the end of the Cold War. It is not the first gaffe for Bachmann. Earlier this week she wished Elvis Presley a happy birthday on the 34th anniversary of his death. Previous flubs include erroneously saying that film star John Wayne was from her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, claiming that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery, and saying that the "shot heard round the world," which started the American Revolutionary War, was fired in New Hampshire, instead of Massachusetts.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:36 AM
ron paul keeps on keeping on