We all know the season. We need to find a replacement for President Obama and there’s no shortage of people who think they are capable, ready, and what this country needs. With that there’s always the media who’s willing to try to persuade our viewpoints. This provides for us a plethora of clips of media members asking some really stupid questions. Gotcha questions. One sided biased questions. Even questions that might not even be questions but more of a editorial comment posed as a question. We’ve already seen a few so far, but this has to be one of the worst so far. Just sit back and get ready to get that creepy uncomfortable feeling down your back…
Yeah, um, apparently Cruz isn’t Cuban enough for Halperin and he wants the world to know. Sorry, but that’s just a jerk thing to do Halperin. You earned to Unfit for the Internet award!
Gary Oldman was recently interviewed by Playboy and had some responses that will catch the ear of a few people. Since its Playboy, I won’t be linking to their site but I am looking for an alternative link. However, Independent Journal Review has sections of the interview available for reading without scantily clad women leering in the background. Needless to say, some of his responses somewhat NSFW, or at least read at home away from kids.
Looks like he and I share similar feelings about “Political Correctness”:
“I just think political correctness is crap. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f***ing joke. Get over it. … I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it.”
And the intellectual dishonesty when it comes to calling out racism:
“It’s our culture now, absolutely. At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for 12 Years a Slave, you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn’t share, but it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist. There’s nothing like that in my history.”
Lot’s of people fee the same way as Gary when it comes the the hypocrisy of Liberal Media:
“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t—and I’ll go one better, a f***ing useless c**t—I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it.”
One thing that is pointed out that has people hemming and hawing is the fact that despite his amazing body of work, he has only a single Academy Awards nomination. Obviously with some of the things he’s said there will be a few roles he’ll not be invited to read for. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t support people like him.
And if you really need an answer the title of this post poses, yes, there is something to what he is saying.
My previous post about President Obama being fast with gun control data reminded me of another occurance of his knack of being deceptive with data. If you remember back when he was being critisized for his creative methods of blocking new drilling for oil he kept on quoting a statistic that “The United States holds only 2% of the planet’s proven oil reserves”. This is something that he uses to suggest that the US just doesn’t have that much oil in the ground and drilling would be a waste of time and money. That’s what he wants people to assume. Because most people don’t know what “proven oil reserves” means it’s not a huge stretch for people to make that jump.
Well, the Institute for Energy Research put out an article about this deception (emphasis added).
According to President Obama, the United States contains only 2 percent of the planet’s proven oil reserves, Of course, he’s right — to a point. In classic fashion, he’s using a technicality to skirt the facts and keep the myth of energy scarcity alive. The reality is that the U.S. has enough recoverable oil for the next 200 years, despite only having 2 percent of the world’s current proven oil reserves.
And the technicality that he’s using?
Proven oil reserves are not all of our oil resources—not even close. In fact, proved reserves represent a tiny portion of our total oil resources. Proven (or proved) oil reserves are reserves that have already been discovered, typically through actual exploration or drilling, and which can be recovered economically.
Read the article for more details about what the proven oil reserves really means. Ultimately, we’ve had only 2% pretty much all of the time.