Sarah Palin fact-checks President Obama’s SOTU address

Sarah Palin fact-checks President Obama’s SOTU address

Earlier today, Sarah Palin hinted she would live-tweet President Obama’s State of the Union address. She did not disappoint:

Obama: “There is much progress to report.” Oh really? Let’s see what the facts show… #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

22.7 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Our GDP shrank by 0.1% in the 4th quarter. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Obama added $518 billion in new regulatory costs to America’s job creators since taking office is.gd/jNIvE7 #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

We have a $16.5 trillion national debt & we’re on day 1,385 without a budget. #PermanentPoliticalClassAtWork #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

$5.9 million was added to the national debt since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

We have $46 trillion in fed spending from Obama’s FY13 Budget through 2022. That’s not “responsible” or “balanced” #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Keep in mind that the sequester was Obama’s baby. He signed it into law. Now he thinks it’s economic Armageddon. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

“Balanced approach” means “I’m going to increase your taxes to pay for my crony capitalism.” #NoOneIsBuyingThis #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

“Can’t cut our way to prosperity.” If endlessly borrowing & spending money we don’t have leads to prosperity, bankruptcy is the way forward!

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Voted for Obama? Check your paycheck withholding – it’s less. #OBuyersRemorse yet? #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Stagnant economy, Greek-style debt, inflation, no jobs, high gas prices. What say you, Obama voters? #OBuyersRemorse? #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Let’s “invest” in more “clean energy” because Obama has a lot of campaign bundlers to thank #cronycapitalismonsteroids #sotUGottaBeKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

FACT: New offshore leases for oil and natural gas drilling have declined 61% under Obama. #noenergy #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Gee, with all of these things he wants to “invest” in, how will he keep his promise not to “increase our deficit by a single dime”?

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Obama speaks of “a thriving middle class”. Let’s see how the middle class has fared under Obama…

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

The average cost of family health care premiums has risen 24% under Obama. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Just 14% of America’s seniors believe they can retire comfortably. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

The annual cost per household from federal regulations is over $15,000. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Real median household income has declined $4,520 since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe #ObamaHurtsTheMiddleClass

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

By the way, women working at the White House make less than men. Clean your own house first, Mr. President. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Now we’re going to eradicate poverty around the world. But remember this won’t “increase our deficit by a single dime” #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

RT @nraila: Obama’s “commonsense reform” requires gun registration and confiscation #SOTU youtube.com/watch?v=jHmxY7…

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Well done, Gov. Palin!

We’ll keep track of Palin’s Twitter page and update this post if and when new tweets are posted.

Update:

Obama’s SOTU was more recycled rhetoric. He wants to make the fed govt more intrusive, bankrupt, and controlling. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Most things Obama talked about are handled better on the individual, local & state level. Growing our bankrupt fed govt is NOT the answer.

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Should be $5.9 TRILLION. Sorry for the typo. RT $5.9 million was added to the national debt since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/12/sarah-palin-fact-checks-president-obamas-sotu-address/

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White House’s deliberately ignorant Americans of the day: Free marketers

White House’s deliberately ignorant Americans of the day: Free marketers

Forbes:

It took President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney to shock me to my senses. As someone who favors cutting government spending on clean energy and eliminating government subsidies in general, I was particularly distressed to learn (in Carney’s words) that “I am “aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century.” Even worse, I learn that “I have a severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century.”

We just don’t get it, do we?

Yesterday’s White House deliberate ignorance of the day from Paul Ryan:

Why Does Jay Carney Think Paul Ryan‘s Budget Supporters Are ’Deliberately Ignorant’? http://t.co/qDEToEwX

— I'm ur huckleberry (@jeanniemcbride) March 22, 2012

White House spox questions 'capacity' of 'deliberately ignorant' backers of Paul Ryan budget http://t.co/r4cyQtWD

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) March 21, 2012

Hey Jay, can we use fossil fuels for now? Carney calls Paul Ryan "ignorant" about our future "needs" 4 green energy – http://t.co/I0AQdkPD

— New Republitarian (@NuRepublitarian) March 22, 2012

Halp us! We R not sure! :( if UR insulting us!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/22/white-houses-deliberately-ignorant-americans-of-the-day-free-marketers/

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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

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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.

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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.

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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/

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Did You Hear About That Big Oil Spill That Just Happened? No, Not That One. No, Not That One Either.

Did You Hear About That Big Oil Spill That Just Happened? No, Not That One. No, Not That One Either.

Then why are you not talking about this? There have been a shocking number of oil spills in the last 30 days. Almost one every other day. And you probably only heard about two of them, if you heard about any at all.  Over 1,000,000 gallons of sludge poisoning everything. Can we talk about clean energy yet?

Share if you think maybe we might want to focus our energy development somewhere more sustainable than in oil.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/did-you-hear-about-that-big-oil-spill-that-just-happened-no-not-that-one-no-not

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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/

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The news is now when the DOE turns down a green company seeking cash

The news is now when the DOE turns down a green company seeking cash

They were such, um, floozies so promiscuous with the guaranteed loans earlier on:

One of the handful of remaining contenders to win the Obama administration’s funding to build “green” cars is out of the running.

Carbon Motors announced Wednesday afternoon that the Department of Energy has turned down the company’s application for a $335 million loan to build fuel-efficient police vehicles in a Indiana town hard-hit by unemployment. The news comes 30 months after the company first applied under a special green car loan program.

Carbon Motors officials said they had been assured their application to build a new plant, and create an estimated 1,500 jobs, was nearing approval.

“We are outraged by the actions of the DOE,” said William Santana Li, Carbon Motors’ chairman and chief executive officer. “In failing to deploy the tax dollars that Congress allocated for the creation of advanced technology manufacturing jobs in the U.S., the DOE [clean car] program represents a glaring failure of the Obama administration to create jobs that are clearly within its power to create.”

President Obama made government investment in clean energy companies an early hallmark of his administration, including a $25 billion loan program to support the manufacture of fuel-efficient and electric cars and fleet trucks. The Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program had been started under President George W. Bush, but gained new life under Obama with a major appropriation from Congress.

Yeah, well . . . they messed up. They trusted them.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/08/the-news-is-now-when-the-doe-turns-down-a-green-company-seeking-cash/

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#Solyndra trends as Obama promotes government funding of clean energy

#Solyndra trends as Obama promotes government funding of clean energy

President Obama talked a lot tonight about funding new “green” technology. Of course, research and development is great, but funding politically-connected renewable energy companies isn’t the answer. Private businesses innovate. Government gets in the way.

#sotu Dept of Energy “jobs” = #Solyndra green “energy” nightmare messes.

— Seton Motley (@SetonMotley) February 13, 2013

Our economy is also stronger when we’re not funding failing solar companies with taxpayer money #solyndra

— Chris McMillan (@chriscmcmillan) February 13, 2013

So he criticizes Congress for “manufactured crisis”, then claims we need to spend tax $ on climate change. #solyndra #stateoftheunion #tcot

— Dylan Young (@BobSugarLives) February 13, 2013

I turned on the tv when Obama just so happened to be giving the SOTU… He’s talking about energy… I have one word #solyndra #abcpolitics

— Adham akel (@Adham_Akel) February 13, 2013

RT @jrsalzman: Nothing says drive down solar energy costs quite like #Solyndra.

— Milhealth (@milhealth) February 13, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/12/solyndra-trends-as-obama-promotes-government-funding-of-clean-energy/

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ICYMI this MTV star flogged climate marcher Leo DiCaprio with one photo

ICYMI this MTV star flogged climate marcher Leo DiCaprio with one photo

To whom could that Twitter user be referring? Why, ultra-hypocrite actor Leonardo DiCaprio, of course! As Twitchy reported, DiCaprio attended the “People’s Climate March” on Sunday and much mockery ensued.

PJTV’s Michelle Fields asked him about his not-so-green yacht and other Twitter users slammed him for that as well.

Then came MTV’s Chet Cannon.

Hi, @LeoDiCaprio. Are you cutting back on time in those jets and yachts and more jets and yachts? #Climate2014

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 21, 2014

Snicker.

He then brilliantly flogged him with one photo.

Shorter @LeoDiCaprio: Capitalism and fuel are lame. pic.twitter.com/gP5fOdb5AJ

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 21, 2014

Beautiful.

@Chet_Cannon @BarefootSnap @LeoDiCaprio CAPTION: "Where's my caviar and blue fin dolphin fillet?

— ProLifeIN (@idideat4414505) September 22, 2014

@Chet_Cannon @LeoDiCaprio He walked from San Tropez to NYC just for the #ClimateMarch.

— Low Info Buffalo (@DeadBuffaloBlog) September 21, 2014

And an exit question for the Hollywood hypocrite:

@Chet_Cannon @JedediahBila @LeoDiCaprio Does your yacht run on solar power or Democratic hot air? The latter is abundant.

— carlos nieves (@L0s4) September 22, 2014

Related:

Is this the yacht Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t want to talk about at #PeoplesClimate march?

‘Hey @LeoDiCaprio you going to sweep up?’ Climate marchers leave behind piles of trash

Leonardo DiCaprio at #ClimateMarch photos are mock-worthy; Michelle Fields corners; Updated

‘Freaks!’ Joe Bastardi retweets photo of ‘ideological child abuse’ at #PeopleClimateMarch

‘Morons!’ See Katie Pavlich destroy #ClimateMarch hypocrites with their own photos

Is this #ClimateMarch sign the least self-aware thing EVER? (Hint: Yes. Yes it is) [photos]

This creepy puppet and interpretive dance from #ClimateMarch will make your sides ache [photos]

It takes under 140 characters to crush the slacktivist absurdity of #PeopleClimateMarch [photos]

Twitchy coverage of MTV’s Chet Cannon

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/22/in-case-you-missed-it-this-mtv-star-flogged-climate-marcher-leonardo-dicaprio-with-one-photo/

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These Awesome Inventions Prove That We Are Living In A Crazy Futuristic World.

These Awesome Inventions Prove That We Are Living In A Crazy Futuristic World.

Most people are pretty impatient for new gadgets and inventions. They are always asking, “Where are the flying cars?” Guess what, we don’t have them yet, okay? But we do have some pretty incredible inventions already.

Here are some of the wildest inventions we already have. These just prove that the future is now

1.) A portable record player!

2.) A clock that writes down the time.

3.) This is where we came from. 128 GB at our fingertips.

4.) Chemically resistant clothes immune to stains.

5.) A keyboard that isn’t even really there!

6.) An app that translates languages.

7.) A wrap around bike.

8.) A trash can that will catch your trash wherever you throw it.

9.) An amazing pen that can write in any color you want.

10.) Portable printers.

11.) Solar powered iPhone chargers.

12.) A Drone camera that follows you wherever you go.

13.) This tree uprooter.

Society is way more advanced than you probably realized. Don’t take for granted what we have done in the past few decades. Humans have ventured to the moon, created vaccines… and hey, we even have iPhones now! 

Share these awesome inventions with others and remind them how good they have it.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/inventions-from-the-future/

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