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Barack Obama’s Energy Policy: Unicorn Farts as the Fuel of Tomorrow
Red State ^ | March 19, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT by IbJensen

On Friday, the President of the United States accused his Republican opponents of being members of the Flat Earth Society because of their demands that the nation increase drilling.

In no small bit of irony, the President who bitterly lamented the rise of ATM’s and internet travel options accused the GOP of wanting to bitterly cling to the past.

But what of Barack Obama’s energy policy? He likes to tout wind and solar technologies and batteries, but it seems while he accuses the GOP of being flat earthers, the reality is that the President is himself anti-science when it comes to the reality of domestic energy needs.

His solution to fueling our cars amounts to using unicorn farts as gas — which has just as much a chance of happening as the mythic battery powered cross country run.

The facts are pretty simple. As a matter of both science and reality, battery technology is neither good enough nor cheap enough to supply American needs relating to transportation. Even were there batteries available for vehicles, the cost of conversion for the tens of millions of cars on the road right now would be cost prohibitive and increasing fuel standards, resulting in smaller and smaller cars, penalize families. Try piling a family of four in a Prius for a trip to grand mom’s house for Spring Break. The luggage and leg room will make for an exciting time.

Even beyond the family car, a battery will not put an 18 wheeler on the road, a 747 in the air, or a locomotive on its rails. Americans depend on crude oil right now and in the future. To cling to the hope of a battery that can meet American automotive needs is anti-science and as realistic as fueling our future with unicorn farts. See Charles Lane at the Washington Post for more on the President’s crusade against science.

This President’s policies have done everything possible to drive up the price of crude oil in hopes that some mythical unicorn fart, solar panel, or battery will come online quickly enough to meet American needs. It is not happening. Going back to May of 2009, the President insisted on discouraging the “overproduction of oil” as potentially damaging to our national security. If only we had a President who understood supply and demand.

Under Barack Obama’s administration, domestic exploration on federal lands and seas is down 40%. The gains we have seen have come largely from one new find, Thunder Horse, approved by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The exploration on land has come on private land Barack Obama could not stop.

For stability, the oil market depends on an excess supply of 1 million to 2 million barrels a day. The Keystone XL Pipeline would have provided an additional 700,000 barrels a day by itself. Barack Obama stopped it.

The reality is the President’s polling is going down because the logical outcomes of his policies are coming to pass. Now the President is left to demagogue the GOP instead of actually doing anything because he really does not want lower gas prices. He wants, instead, to continue using government stimulus funds to explore unicorn farts, solar, etc. as an energy source. After spending over $15 billion, there are only 3,545 jobs to show for it and a lot of bankruptcies and wasted money.

Meanwhile, the oil and natural gas sector of the economy is creating 20% of the good jobs in America. Imagine how much lower unemployment could be if Barack Obama were not so hostile to real energy.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: evilregime; obozo; socialistlunacy; whitehutoccupier
Obama never speaks FOR the American people. He speaks ABOUT the American people. Or, speaks TO or AT the American people. And, Obama never speaks FROM the American people.

He has never pumped a gallon of gasoline on a regular basis. A car, for Obama, was never a goal in his life and its maintenance was never a responsibility.

What this man is, really is, has been PARTITIONED by his handlers and conspiratorial former professors, backers, and media.

As long as we have freedom to speak our minds to each other without intrusion (and the Department of Education is working semester after semester to end that self-assumed liberty), we can prevail in the electoral battle in this stage of the ideological war started a century ago within our ranks.

He knows that algae is a fraud. Everything he says is a sick, cynical lie. He rehearses these lies as he trots down the stairs in the White House. When you see him striding across a White House lawn towards a micorphone, or when you see him in the Oval Office in deep reflection, he is thinking about how to destroy America.

He can’t help it. He is a bastard child of no country. Read Shakespeare. He knew the type.

1 posted on 03/19/2012 5:12:31 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Your title is only half right. Remember that the unicorn farts have to be processed with glitter to be used as a motor fuel.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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To: IbJensen

Algae may one day be commercially feasible, but that day ain’t anytime soon, and algae is land and water intensive.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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To: IbJensen
If only we had a President who understood supply and demand.

If the electorate understood supply and demand, they might elect a president who did also.

4 posted on 03/19/2012 5:24:37 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: steve8714

A couple of years ago, before this was an issue for 0bama (and before all the search engine links went to positive sites & articles),

I was watching a show on producing biofuel from algae.
They showed a huge greenhouse full of tubes of algae.

They also showed the test tube a guy was holding between his thumb and forefinger containing the total amount of biofuel they had produced so far.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 5:28:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: steve8714

Unicorn farts are the overhead stream from a pond scum refinery’s hydrosnatcher unit.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 5:35:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Now, do these unicorn farts smell like Skittles?


7 posted on 03/19/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen
Is that the smell that's hanging over D.C.???
8 posted on 03/19/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: IbJensen

The smell of pathos and desperation was intense as the Chevy Volt ads ran throughout the NCAA Tournament this weekend, featuring the usual beardy hippie and a condescending ‘He Is Smart’ graphic appearing throughout.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 5:51:25 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: MrB

They smell like B. O.
(pun intended.)


10 posted on 03/19/2012 6:01:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: relictele

Link to obamavolt2012 parody video.
This is within a newscast. Chevy has made everyone else pull the video because of their trademark/copyright.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C___dP6aDOg

They can’t make the newscast pull it, I suppose.


11 posted on 03/19/2012 6:05:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

The drumbeat of Bolshevik Dictator Baby-Doc Barak continues to grow louder - - - .


12 posted on 03/19/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: MrB

I missed that the first time around but it’s funny and the production values indicate some serious cash went into it.

I’m surprised that Volts don’t have ‘COEXIST’ bumper stickers as standard factory equipment.


13 posted on 03/19/2012 6:15:13 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: relictele

Something to do with a “coexist” bumper sticker.

If you can catch the owner going to or coming from the car,
let them see you staring at it and comment to them - “I never noticed the hidden message between the letters before.”

And walk away.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 6:19:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

Obama could care less about green energy! As far as he’s concerned we should all be riding the gov’t bus to our gov’t work factories.

It’s not about saving the planet, he could care less, it’s all about control. Global warming, green energy, all that cr@p is just a guise for control.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Former Proud Canadian
If only we had a President who understood supply and demand. If the electorate understood supply and demand, they might elect a president who did also.

If schools were capable of teaching economics rather than contributing to a president who hasn't an economic clue maybe there would be hope and change. Ummm, doubt it.

16 posted on 03/19/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“If only we had a President who understood supply and demand.”

If only we had a President. Period!


17 posted on 03/19/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: IbJensen


18 posted on 03/19/2012 6:44:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: IbJensen
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19 posted on 03/19/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: IbJensen

I’m only not laughing because I honestly don’t know how much of the stimulus went to unicorn fart research.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That all depends on whether those firms researching unicorn fart technology are owned by 0bama donors or bundlers.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen
I honestly think many dreamy eyed lefties watch too much sci-fi and actually believe what they are seeing. They don't seem to recognize that there may or may not be a "next" great energy breakthrough.



Dilithium Crystals, energy source of tomorrow.....or, not.

22 posted on 03/19/2012 6:48:45 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: IbJensen

Ok which one of us Freepers coined that Phrase 1st, ( Unicorn Farts ) and does that mean Erik Lurks here? It may have been one of my gems or did I get it from one of you?


23 posted on 03/19/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: wyokostur
Please, think about it. It's “couldn’t care less” meaning you could not give less of a rats a$$.
24 posted on 03/19/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: Buckeye McFrog

algore invented unicorn farts


25 posted on 03/19/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: Buckeye McFrog

algore invented unicorn farts


26 posted on 03/19/2012 8:07:36 AM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: Iron Munro

are unicorn farts environmentally friendly?


27 posted on 03/19/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: taildragger

Actually Obozo believes any type of fart (exception: leftist farts have higher octaine) will replace fossil fuels. It’s just that he wanted to add a little class to his theory and knows the unicorn is one classy animal.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 8:11:59 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“Let’s feed these to Andrew Zimmern and see the octane level he can produce.”


29 posted on 03/19/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

I’m sorry, but all unicorn farts are presently being used as perfume.


30 posted on 03/19/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: IbJensen

There is a possibility that cow manure could be used to fuel automobiles. Look how much mileage Obama got putting out all his bullshit.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MrB
Now, do these unicorn farts smell like Skittles?

And, do they come in pretty pastel colors?

32 posted on 03/19/2012 9:09:58 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: IbJensen

How are we going to grow all the algae necessary for sufficient fuel. Have you ever smelled a lake which is covered with algae? Yikes!!!!

Excessive algae could be considered a pollutant if it causes death to the fish and other animals that drink the water. Doesn’t Obama have a single brain cell to dedicate to common sense?

I love the reference to Unicorn farts!!! It has me laughing even as I am typing.

My name for Obama and his energy policy is this: Obama is President “Once Upon a Time”.


33 posted on 03/19/2012 9:58:06 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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