Posted on

Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

Not so many years ago, ideas like flying machines (planes) or broadcasting of moving pictures (television), seemed to be just some weird and hardly possible future predictions by science-fiction lovers. [Read more…]

People were always fascinated about the future, so they’ve tried to picture all those cool inventions the future is about to bring. Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel in the late 19th-century before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. Not to mention Leonardo Da Vinci who has conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power and a calculator in c. 1500.

Every generation has it’s own image of the future world, and the best part is of course seeing it come true. That’s why we want to show you a collection of future-predicting postcards made around 1900 by Hildebrands company, a leading German chocolate manufacturer. These lovely drawings depicted how people will live in the year 2000. They probably failed at predicting the fashion trends, but let’s see how accurate they were in predicting the technology.

Broadcasting

Needless to say, we have TV and Radio everywhere, even in our cell phones.

A Quick Stroll On The Water

We probably don’t use balloons, but sure we do have water skis, and water motorcycles.

House Moving By Train

There are over 35,000 trailer parks in the United States ranging in size from 5 to over 1,000 home sites. [1]

Personal Flying Machines

We already have a commercial Jetpack sold for $75000.[2]

Personal Airships

Combined Ship And Railway Locomotive

Probably constructing a railway on the bottom of the sea isn’t such a great idea after all, but we do have amphibious vehicles.

Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

We have surveillance cameras everywhere.

Weather Control Machine

It has been already shown to be possible at some degree by Russians and Chinese, but this might be more like the prediction of 2100.

Summer Holidays At The North Pole

Definitely possible if you have some extra money.

The Moving Pavement

These are mainly used in airports, but also can be seen in some zoos and museums.

Roofed Cities

Not really sure about this one, but I believe this could be compared to our malls.

Undersea Tourist Boats

We have pretty advanced tourist submarines available for paying passengers.

report

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/future-predicting-postcards-from-around-1900/

Posted on

Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

The Obama administration announced that for the next three decades the Department of the Interior will not prosecute operators of wind farms whose turbines kill eagles, supposedly in an attempt to avoid discouraging investment in that particular “clean energy” business.

Via the Associated Press:

Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation’s wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles being killed each year by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines.

So, your product killing protected species is acceptable provided you’re engaging in a business approved by the Obama administration?

The hypocrisy is being called out big time:


http://twitter.com/#!/BrumMsn/status/409070722859155457

Allowing wind farm operators to go unpunished for the animals their turbines kill, ostensibly to provide the country with “clean energy,” is sure to be the ultimate dilemma for the eco/enviro crowd. That is, if they decide to take notice.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/06/obama-admin-to-permit-eagle-deaths-at-wind-farms-citizens-rip-green-hypocrisy/

Posted on

How A Couple From Middle America Became A National Sensation And A Target For Criticism

How A Couple From Middle America Became A National Sensation And A Target For Criticism

A new technology developed by Idaho couple Scott and Julie Brusaw could, in theory, create a lot of jobs, save us tons of money, and spare the planet some extractive misery. For all those reasons — and because it’s imaginative and designed to serve the greater good — I’d love to see us explore it further. But as you’ll see below, there are naysayers out there who are quick to call out all the reasons this technology can’t work.

My hope and disappointment aside, isn’t this the sort of big thinking and innovative problem-solving we need now more than ever?

Here’s the video that’s been sparking imaginations across the country.

Sounds exciting, right? Well, here’s a (kinda condescending) video rebuttal of solar roadway technology.

What we have here is a battle of theory with unknowns on both sides. The Brusaws present a theoretical solution to a number of issues, and they’re challenged with theoretical hole-poking that in several respects is important to consider.

But what I find to be inspiring and worthwhile is that the Brusaws are actually seeking the answers to those unknowns. The problems they’re trying to tackle — clean energy and job creation among them — are nothing to scoff at.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/how-a-couple-from-middle-america-became-a-national-sensation-and-a-target-for-criticism

Posted on

Meet A Tribe That Isn't Waiting Around For Someone Else To Make Our Energy Clean

Meet A Tribe That Isn't Waiting Around For Someone Else To Make Our Energy Clean

For years, the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians had been fighting to get a coal-fired plant out of their backyard and make the switch to clean energy. Watch what happens when you fight the good fight with your neighbors.

While the Moapa Band has been successful in closing almost all of the Reid Gardner Station, they still need some help getting NV Energy to clean up after themselves. Big utility companies can be like children that way; you should help them along on their journey to responsible adulthood by tweeting at them here.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/meet-a-tribe-that-isnt-waiting-around-for-someone-else-to-make-our-energy-clean

Posted on

This map shows how little space we’d need to power the entire world with solar panels

This map shows how little space we’d need to power the entire world with solar panels

This map shows how little space we’d need to power the entire world with solar panels

The area in the red box is about 25,000 square miles, slightly larger than the state of West Virginia. The small red square shows the space required to meet German demand for energy.

This map from Nadine May’s thesis is used under the Creative Commons license. A tip of the hat to I Love Charts.

Read more: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/this-map-shows-how-little-space-wed-need-to-power-the-entire-world-with-solar-panels/

Posted on

Obama blows into Ohio for campaign speech on the economy

Obama blows into Ohio for campaign speech on the economy

As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama is in the Buckeye State today, where he’s delivering a speech on the state of his reelection campai- er, the economy.

Pres Obama's speech at 145pm is billed as a campaign event and will be staged at a local community college here in Cleveland.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Well, at least no one’s trying to conceal the speech’s stump-iness this time around.

This is sure to be one hell of a speech, and we’ll be takin’ one for the team and covering it live here. If you’re in the mood for a little masochism, though, you can view the speech here.

CBS’s Mark Knoller offers a preview of what we can expect:

WH/Jay Carney says Pres Obama views the election as a choice between "two very different visions" on jobs, growth & debt.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama argues that his policies stopped the slide into depression, racked up 4.3-million jobs & would have been more had GOP allowed.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says there's been progress but "does that mean that I’m satisfied? Does that mean we are satisfied? Absolutely not. "

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Look for Pres Obama to stress "the last thing we need is to go back to the very same policies that got us into this mess in the 1st place."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Boooooooooooooosh!

Obama Campaign Manager @Messina2012 on Obama speech: "whether we move this country forward, or return to failed policies of the past."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Boooooooooooooosh again!

Difference between Obama "official" and "campaign" speech: campaign slogan on the lectern: "Forward."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Why is there a campaign poster on the podium for a speech about the economy?

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) June 14, 2012

It’s like Obama isn’t even trying anymore to conceal the fact that all of his speeches are ultimately campaign speeches.

***

Annnnnd we’re off!

Oh. Em. Gee. POTUS hasn’t even arrived yet, and the students are doing the wave and chanting his name. WoooooOOOOOOooo!

The Obama crowd just attempted the wave. First two attempts failed miserably. Third was passable.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

The president is late to his event. He must have misplaced his diamond-encrusted pocket watch.

“FOUR MORE YEARS!” In four more years, these students are still going to be living with their parents. It’s the American Dream.

For the love of God… if there's somebody there at the Obama speech, start up the Day-O song. Or Thunder Road. It'd be an improvement.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) June 14, 2012

Hospice nurse and mother of two Angela Shafer has taken the stage to introduce Obama.

Ms. Shafer is waxing poetic about how the president has her back. Like this, Angela?

And 17 minutes after his speech was scheduled to begin, President Obama has arrived on the stage.

Pres Obama cheered by supporters as he begins economic speech in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/QLn2avTI

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

White man’s overbite! This is officially a campaign speech.

RT @ethanklapper: Crowd estimate of Obama speech, per pool: 1,500

— Centered Politics (@CenteredPols) June 14, 2012

Quiet everyone! Obama is TALKING!

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 14, 2012

Obama is telling folks with seats to sit down. #framingspeech

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

Ah, the benevolent ruler.

"Polls will go up, and polls will go down. There will be no shortage of gaffes and controversies…." BHO #ObamaMulligan

— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) June 14, 2012

Obama promises more gaffes.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

#WeCantWait

"What is holding us back is not a lack of big ideas." That's for damn sure.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says he stands in complete agreement with Mitth Romney in the view that "this election is about our economic future.”

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says this election presents a stark choice between two different visions on growing the economy, reducing debt & creating jobs.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

And, right on cue, there it is: Eat the rich! Fair share!

Obama: Prosperity never trickled down to the middle class.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

Pres. Obama says he acted fast and the "economy started growing six months after I took office and has conintued growing."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

"Of course the economy isn't where it needs to be."

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

Derp.

Obama: Conservatives want the government to reduce regulations on the private sector!

Obama: If they win the election, their agenda will be simple — they’ve spelled it out. They’ll roll back regulations…

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

We certainly can’t have that.

"We're digging out of a hole that's 9-million jobs deep," says Obama. "We're digging out of decade where 6 milliohn jobs left our shores."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama acknowledges that "of course the economy isn't where it needs to be." "There's more to do," he concedes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Also, Republicans don’t want children to be educated or for people to get jobs.

Pres Obama says GOP budget cuts would have severe impact on education, student aid, medical research and health care.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says the election is about how to grow the economy faster, create more jobs and pay down the debt.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Addressing undecideds or opponents, Pres Obama says if you want to give policies of last decade another try – then vote for Mr. Romney.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says "Mr Romney is qualified to deliver" on the GOP budget and tax cut plan.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says the GOP plan didn’t work last time – why would we think it would work this time?

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Right. Unlike the President’s plan, which was awesome.

Obama touting Stimulus 2.0 that couldn't attract simple majority in Democrat-controlled Senate.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2012

Standing ovation for Pres Obama as he says he would pursue vision of shared sacrifice and responsibility "in my second term."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

#obamaspin RT @KatrinaTrinko: Obama: "No, I don't believe the government is the answer to all our problems."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 14, 2012

Uh-huh.

Obama just played the Abraham Lincoln card. What a novel approach for him!

https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/213337960408563712

And, in another surprise move, he just took a moment to bash the free market:

Obama says modern GOP has "a no-holds-barred, government-is-the-enemy, market-is-everything approach"

— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says he doesnt believe govt has the answer to all our problems or should be helping people who refuse to help themselves.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

But really, the government can fix everything. By doing things like building pedagogic armies!

"I want to recruit an army of new teachers" & pay them more. –@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

And investing in clean energy!

Pres Obama says his plan would end govt subsidies to oil companies and "put in place" a new clean energy standard.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

"Now's the time to invest more" in clean energy. –@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

"At a time when we have so much deferred maintenance on infrastructure," says Pres Obama, "nows the time to rebuild America."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

President Obama just said that asking Americans to give up more of their money is patriotic. Yes. Really.

"If we want to get the deficit under control — really; not just pretending to…" we have to raise taxes on wealthy. –@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

He also just told his audience not to listen to any of the mean stuff the lying liars will say about him in campaign commercials.

Obama says GOP won't endorse of his policies that call for even a nickel more in taxes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Calls budget and tax plans the "biggest source of gridlock" in Washington today and says voters are the only ones who can break it.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says Americans deserve "a real debate" about the differing economic plans he and Romney are proposing.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Obama: “I will work with anyone, in any party, who believes that we’re in this together.” Except for that guy. And that guy. And all those guys over there.

Pres Obama says election can remind world how a strong economy is built: "not from the top down but from a growing thriving middle class."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama ends 53-minute speech telling supporters "this November you can provide a mandate for the change we need right now."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

It’s over. Man.

That speech really drained my battery.

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 14, 2012

You said it, Ari.

***

Here’s what people actually affected by the economy are saying:

The excitement is palpable. Will he be "professorial" today or will he drop the "g" off the "ing" words to "connect with the people"?

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) June 14, 2012

I think the president is triangulating against himself here

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

Obama Speech: "Problems more than a decade in the making"–i.e., it's Bush's fault.

— David Hogberg (@DavidHogberg) June 14, 2012

This Obama speech might stimulate the economy. #DoingFine Because I might need to buy a new TV.

— sjsturkie (@sjsturkie) June 14, 2012

I blame George W. Bush. RT @jpodhoretz If the Bush tax cuts were so terrible, why did he extend them?

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

We're just a few mins into Obama's speech & he's already bathed in class warfare & blamed Bush. I. Can't. Take. It.

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 14, 2012

"This is not political spin." That means it's political spin.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/213335543189209088

Obama: I'm growing jobs faster than Bush did. Are you now? http://t.co/kxzW9oMQ

— Political Math (@politicalmath) June 14, 2012

Same economy, too RT @tobyharnden: RT @drewhampshire: Same speech Obama's been delivering for years. Except he now says "Romney" more.

— James Joyner (@DrJJoyner) June 14, 2012

Booooo! People making over $200,000. Booooo!

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

It's bad when a Presidential speech hurts my wallet worse than an Apple keynote speech.

— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) June 14, 2012

I am so glad I'm 19 and not 21, b/c a drinking game on Obama's econ speech would be…well, disastrous.

— Emily Baxter (@EmilyBaxter613) June 14, 2012

Wait, wait. I thought cutting taxes and cutting regulations were bad? Why is Obama taking credit for them now??

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 14, 2012

Basically Obama is running as if Romney is the incumbent. Message: The economy is all the Republicans' fault, elect me to fix it.

— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) June 14, 2012

Boy this sounds familiar. I think I heard it right before the 2010 election…

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 14, 2012

Listening to an Obama speech is like dealing with a stuck pulley on the Titanic's lifeboat.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

Obama: "I want an army of teachers." Translation: "I desperately need new Alinskyite foot soldiers & their forced dues filling my coffers."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 14, 2012

#Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) June 14, 2012

So we can keep all that great spending if only rich folks pay a little bit more?

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

The reason that jobs bill has been voted down is it is a waste of money. Won't create 1 million jobs, and he knows it.

— David Hogberg (@DavidHogberg) June 14, 2012

This Obama speech is so long-winded it might be the first attempt to filibuster an election.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

I turn on Obama's speech. I hear it is patriotic to pay higher taxes. I turn it off. #ReasonsToVoteForMittRomney

— Jacob Hyde (@Jacob_Hyde_) June 14, 2012

@davidhauptmann How many votes did Obama's budgets get? Oh, right … zero. None even from Democrats.

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) June 14, 2012

All the job losses and skyrocketing debt aren't great, but the important thing is the president didn't learn any important lesson.

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) June 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/MattCover/status/213343889023709184

This is like intellectual waterboarding.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2012

Obama: "If you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, vote for Romney." Stampede of Americans heads for voting booths.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

Another four years of sacrifice? Killer message, chief. #Obama

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 14, 2012

This speech is doing just fine.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 14, 2012

***

Jonathan Alter on MSNBC: "One of the least successful speeches" he's seen Obama give"

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

Rut-roh …

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/213344241806610432

Jonathan Alter on MSNBC: "One of the least successful speeches I've seen Obama give." Way too long, 54 minutes, lost audience.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 14, 2012

Jonathan Alter’s comment on MSNBC: “This speech was long and I hated it, despite the fact that I’m an adult paid to cover this stuff.”

— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) June 14, 2012

Well, that Obama speech changed everyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) June 14, 2012

***

Ooo! Ooo! And don’t forget, guys! Now that POTUS is finished with his stumpage, David Axelrod is taking your questions. Mwahahahahaha.

***

Oh, and in case you’re curious as to what’s on the docket for the Lightbringer post-speech:

From Cleveland, Pres Obama heads to NYC where he'll visit the site of One World Trade Center for an update as building nears topping off.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Then in NYC, he' doing two campaign fundraisers intended to raise $4.5-million for his re-election bid and the DNC.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

First he attends a fundraiser hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker & Vogue editor Anna Wintour. 50 supporters paying $40,000 per person.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Hope he’s not late!

Then, a 2nd fundraiser at NYC hotel where 250 supporters willl be paying $10,000 per person to help his bid for re-election.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama will be joined by the First Lady in addressing the 2nd event. Both fundraisers are print pool coverage only. No TV.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Mariah Carey also performs at the 2nd of Pres Obama's two fundraisers this evening.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Today's trip marks Pres Obama's 22nd visit to Ohio and 26th to NY – his two most frequent destinations (aside from DC neighbors MD & VA.)

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Also worth noting, Pres Obama has done 26 fundraisers for his re-election in NY but none in Ohio.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Yeah, well, sorry Ohio. Community college students and working mothers can’t afford to spend $40,000 to sit next to Carrie Bradshaw? Sucks to be you.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/14/obama-blows-into-ohio-for-campaign-speech-on-the-economy/

Posted on

Whoops! Energy Department tweets pancreatic cancer link instead of Chu’s resignation letter

Whoops! Energy Department tweets pancreatic cancer link instead of Chu’s resignation letter

I feel bad pointing this out, but @energy ‘s Chu resignation tweet has a link to cancer.gov… gotta fix that

— Gabe Nelson (@GabrielKNelson) February 1, 2013

Awkward! We’re totally averting our eyes … if “averting our eyes” means preserving this tweet by the Department of Energy. Instead of sharing Secretary Steven Chu’s letter announcing his decision to step down, the department linked to a National Cancer Institute page about pancreatic cancer.

energy-department-chu-mistweet

Twitchy is forever.

The tweet was quickly and quietly deleted before the real letter from Secretary Steven Chu was tweeted.

Secretary Chu highlights progress on clean energy; announces decision not to serve a 2nd term. Read his letter: energy.gov/articles/lette…

—Energy Department (@ENERGY) February 1, 2013

Glad to know that the @energy link wasn’t insinuating, Sec. Chu’s decisio not to serve a 2nd term. energy.gov/articles/lette…

— Catherine Ngai (@catkngai) February 1, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/01/whoops-energy-department-tweets-pancreatic-cancer-link-instead-of-chus-resignation-letter/

Posted on

Another one bites the dust: Steven Chu will resign as Energy Secretary; Updated

Another one bites the dust: Steven Chu will resign as Energy Secretary; Updated

Annnnd another light in the Obama Administration is going dim. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is the latest member of Obama’s cabinet to announce that he’s stepping down — as soon as a successor is chosen.

RT @politico: Energy Sec. Steven Chu has just announced he intends to resign once a successor is confirmed, @politico has learned. #breaking

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 1, 2013

What a bummer.

Drudge headline preview: “Goodbye, Mr. Solyndra—US Energy Secretary Steven Chu shows himself the door”

— Christopher Mims (@mims) February 1, 2013

Energy’s Steven Chu announced he intends to resign. Good news. He gets an F for spending taxpayer money on VC type deals. #Solyndra #Inept

— Keith Costello (@kcostellosf) February 1, 2013

He wanted gas as high as Europe MT @politico: Energy Sec. Steven Chu has just announced he intends to resign once a successor is confirmed

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) February 1, 2013

@michellemalkin Speaking of Chu’s resignation – check out this @ierenergy reel of his best moments youtu.be/VSmRUlVeflM

— Kari Scott Abitbol (@KScottCRC) February 1, 2013

Yeah, he’ll be missed.

Resignation of Energy Secretary Chu cuts in half the number of incompetents with Nobel Prizes in the Administration.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 1, 2013

Until the next guy comes along, anyway.

With Chu stepping down, reminder: short-list of potential replacements stacked with subsidy winners bit.ly/TgwUaW

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 1, 2013

Obama to next energy secretary: “I Chu Chu Chuuuuse you” 24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li3xt3I…

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) February 1, 2013

Sigh.

***

Update:

Secretary Chu highlights progress on clean energy; announces decision not to serve a 2nd term. Read his letter: energy.gov/articles/lette…

—Energy Department (@ENERGY) February 1, 2013

Make sure you have a hanky handy.

***

Related:

Whoops! Energy Department tweets pancreatic cancer link instead of Chu’s resignation letter

Report: Geithner resigning as Treasury Sec. by end of January

She’s out: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis reportedly resigns; White House confirms

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/01/another-one-bites-the-dust-steven-chu-will-resign-as-energy-secretary/

Posted on

Obama talking about jobs to try to save his own at Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility; Update: Obama floundering, talks of ‘thingamajigs’ and ‘to do’ lists

Obama talking about jobs to try to save his own at Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility; Update: Obama floundering, talks of ‘thingamajigs’ and ‘to do’ lists

An atrocious jobs report was released this morning, as President Obama jaunts off to yet another campaign stop. Laser. Like. Focus.

President Obama: Hello, Golden Valley! It is good to be back in Minnesota.

— White House Live (@WHLive) June 1, 2012

One of the fifty-seven states!

Obama opens with "Prayer never hurts, it helps!" (Talking Vikings, no mention of jobs yet)

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) June 1, 2012

Obama talking about pie right now. Very Twin Peaks

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 1, 2012

President Obama speaking on jobs now in MN

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) June 1, 2012

Follow the spin attempt from the campaigner in chief along with Twitchy. We’ll update as new remarks and on the scene tweets come in.

Update:

More laser like focus…on himself.

Obama: "I've noticed" it's an election year. Crowd starts to chant "four more years."

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) June 1, 2012

When it comes to creating jobs, Pres Obama says "we’ve got a lot work to do before we get to where we need to be."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2012

Yes. The work of getting you out of office.

Obama says we can't control events in Middle East, EU — then moves to his old jobs plan and tax hikes on rich

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 1, 2012

Class warfare alert! Rich people are fine, though, if they can cough up $50,000 per plate for a fundraising dinner.

Pres Obama says "there's no excuse" for Congressonal failure to act on his proposals to promote job creation.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2012

Sigh. Tired and lame blame-gaming. Dude, the buck stops here.

Obama: Maybe they'll replace some thingamajig for their furnace….

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) June 1, 2012

Obama: If they have some money, maybe they'd buy that thing…

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) June 1, 2012

Yes, indeed, Honeywell does make furnace thingamajigs.

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) June 1, 2012

Smartest. Man. Alive.

"My message to Congress," says Pres Obama, is now is not the time to play politics or sit on our hands.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2012

Uh. He has a “to do” list and everything!

Barack the Mad returns. I wondered when he'd show up. RT @trscoop: Obama just said clean energy companies are hiring

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 1, 2012

Oh, dear.

Wow, this is a terrible speech, not that he has anything much else to say.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 1, 2012

Pres Obama presses Congress to enact his legislative "to do list" including creation of a Veterans Jobs Corps.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2012

More “to do” list! Problems solved. Via Post-it.

Anyone who thinks Bush had anything to do with Obama's bad job report should not be allowed to operate a motor vehicle.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 1, 2012

This includes President Obama.

Yes, Mr. President, veterans could indeed be great manufacturing workers. Why do you suppose they can't find work?

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 1, 2012

Pesky reasoning!

Pres Obama gives campaign-style address on the economy & job creation to workers at Honeywell plant in MN.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2012

Same old, same old. Who really cares about jobs when Obama has a campaign to run?!

Obama's pleading with people to buy stuff, to stimulate job creation. He STILL doesn't understand how jobs are created.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 1, 2012

Has never made a payroll in his life. Plus, thinking about real life outside of an ivory tower is hard!

Pool: 1,700 attended POTUS' speech at Honeywell thingamajig factory.

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) June 1, 2012

Delicious snap.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/01/obama-talking-about-jobs-to-try-to-save-his-own-at-honeywells-golden-valley-facility/

Posted on

‘#YesWeDid make Jimmy Carter look competent': UniteBlue hashtag hijacked

‘#YesWeDid make Jimmy Carter look competent': UniteBlue hashtag hijacked

The progressive group UniteBlue attempted to reignite the hashtag #YesWeDid for purposes of bragging about how the Democrat agenda has affected the United States:

UniteBlue bragged about the trending hashtag:

Not mentioned are the truth-boom comments that are helping keep it trending so high.

Reality calling:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/27/yeswedid-make-jimmy-carter-look-competent-uniteblue-hashtag-hijacked-by-reality/