President Barack Obama, Algae for Oil, Flat Earthers, and ‘Stupid’ Voters

A few days ago, a number of liberals lamented how stupid voters are. The charge was leveled against conservatives. While delivering a speech at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland, President Barack Obama said that the Republican presidential candidates' views on energy policy qualifies them as members of the ‘Flat Earth Society.’

Obama’s college audience ate it up. I suspect, however, that they have no idea how economies work, the amount of effort that goes into bringing cheap, clean energy to their dorms, homes, and gas stations. I suspect they also believe that there was a time when people believed that the Earth was flat. Will come back to this topic in a moment.

The President tried to compare opposition to his present (non) energy policy to people who believed that “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a fad.” Actually, it’s President Obama who believes that oil is a fad and that algae and wind power are the fuels of the future. I don’t know about you, but all the wind in the world is not going to power our cars. And what’s this thing about algae as a fuel source? Algae? Can you imagine what the press would have done if George Bush had pushed algae as an alternative fuel?

It’s backward thinking to drill holes in the ground to take out concentrated energy and turn it into fuels of all kinds as well as thousands of other commodities, but it’s forward thinking to suck up pond scum? Can you imagine what the environmental nuts would have to say about spoiling the face of the earth and the oceans looking for algae? Come on. They won’t even let a farmer drain a swamp that’s a breeding factory for mosquitoes.

Charles Krauthammer of Fox News delivered this sarcastic bit of fun at the expense of President Obama:

“Now, it happens that algae will grow on anywhere on earth. . . . I did research. It grows in oceans, in lakes and ponds, in your swimming pool when the pool man is on vacation. In snow, in ice, on soil, on turtles, on sloths, the bark of trees and rocks. Why are we drilling for oil? We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers. I think he’s on to something here that is truly revolutionary. Why would you build a pipeline, the Keystone pipeline with real oil from Canada to put in real refineries and put in real existing cars when you can do algae?"

These community college students might to do some studying on the flat earth barb. There was no time in history when scientists and theologians believed the Earth was flat. The myth was developed by Columbus biographer Washington Irving in the 19th century.

The myth was so deeply ingrained that it found its way in our nation’s textbooks.

“In 1991 Jeffrey Burton Russell published Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians. Russell’s research destroys the long standing myth that contemporaries of Columbus held to a flat earth theory.”

The President and the students at Prince George's Community College should read it. We wouldn’t want these young folks to grow up to be “stupid voters.”


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  • TheChristianSolution

    Nobody tell the almost all-knowing liberals about Eratosthenes calculating the diameter of the Earth 200 years before Christ, or they will indeed know everything.

    • Jeasterly

      Or about Copernicus creating a diorama of the planets orbiting the sun!

      • TheChristianSolution

        Ah, but then when Galileo uses his telescope to prove Copernicus right, the anti-Christian mob will point out that the Christian Church imprisioned Galileo. Not for his religious insuborination in the public eye of course, but they will say because Christian leaders are ignorant flat-earthers who wanted to suppress scientific knowledge.   On the other hand, the fact that the sun-centered solar system was developed in Christian lands will never allow Christians to be praised for this.

        Eratosthenes before Christ proves that mankind knew the Earth was round before Christ. The Judeo-Elitists cannot condemn Chrisitans for that. While they do get to say that science was advanced here without Christianity, they cannot deny that science was advanced by Western civilization.

        • Al

          It's sad that too many Christians fail to realize that God created the laws of physics. 

        • ConservaDave2

          "Have ye not known?  hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?  It is He that sitteth upon the CIRCLE of the earth..."   -Isaiah 40:20-21 (about 700 B.C.)

        • The Optimist

          Nice!

        • PAvoter

           And it's mentioned in the book of Job in the Old Testament that the earth is round and discusses it's orbit.

        • ronpaul2012,,

          The bible says all kinds of crazy shit.  Don't try to pull scientific facts from it.  
          "Not for his religious insuborination in the public eye of course..."No, its fine to imprison people for religious insubordination.  Nothing wrong with that at all.

    • GDC97

      Religion IS a PSYCHOSIS.  Those that beleive in Jesus or God ARE DELUSIONAL, PSYCHOTIC!

      • NC

        Don't you have anything else to say??? I've seen this same comment in several posts you've made on different topics. Please try to come up with something new, so maybe we can tell that you can even think!
        Thanks.

      • Screeminmeeme

        GDC97....You're making the accusation, Bud. Prove it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YRJJ7XYJIMFYUTJ5KXUFR3ZEFE Ken Kirkham

    I can see the discussion in the crowd after that statement..."laughter....hey, wait a minute, does that mean the earth isn't flat?"

  • Tenbore

    When I find lake with a slope, I intend to waterski without a motor boat. Of course I will have to build a lift or a tow to get back to the top.

  • Al

    We are stupid voters.  The reason for the latest spike in gasoline prices is the war rhetoric an war preparations against Iran.  Just think what the price would be if the big mouth Republican candidates could carry out their threats against Iran. 

    • Robalou01

      Just think what the price would be if Bumbo let us drill on public lands, anywhere, Al!

  • http://dingbat36.wordpress.com/ Dingbat36

    Oh wonderful, now we have a President acting like a teeny bopper having a tantrum.  Not only is the great Loon in Chief delusional, he's an idiot as well...........will someone please pass him a stool and a pointy hat and direct him to the nearest corner.

  • ConservaDave2

    The kids are probably mostly the products of the government education system so what should you expect?  Too bad they're old enough to vote but not old enough to think.

  • Kathy Spain

    Well I'd rather be a flat earther then RICH LIBERAL TRASH!!! I cant watch him on TV any more it just makes my blood boil..Makes me fighting mad!!!

    • Rose- Marie Noa

      Me too!!! I have to change the channel when he comes on!!! He makes me vomit!!!

      • The Optimist

        I guess that's why so many folks refer to him as Ovomit. Makes perfect sense.

    • PAvoter

       Same here. I can't tolerate him for 2 seconds.  When I watch the news and they play a soundbite of  Obama, I mute the TV so I don't have to listen to his BLATANT lies or the gross sound of his 'peanut butter caught in the throat' voice.  I have no time for his BS, deceit, slander, agitation and arrogance.   Holder, the deranged looking muppet, skeeves me just as much.

  • Rose- Marie Noa

    We have too many "stupid voters" in this country & they all voted to elect this fraud as President!!! The liberals in this country are so stupid they probably believe odumbo can make gas out of algae!!! This must be like Jesus making wine out of water!!! Liberals are ruining America & need to be stopped! There are too many gullible idiots out there who believe everything odumbo says! America need help.....NOW!!!

  • Lisasmith50

    I will become a "believer" when Airforce One can fly on solar power!

  • sean murry

    these dumb kids will believe anything this SOB says.

  • ed357

    If you don't have money invested in the STOCK MARKET now........

    you're losing a lot of money/buying power...............

    the STOCK MARKET just like the price of gas, groceries, and durable goods is increasing due to........

    Bernanke and 0bama's quantitative easing policies.......

    or in other words.........

    INFLATION.

  • begining

    The electric car started in 1970's same problems as today, solar panels a product of 1980's same problem of today,
    and alge for fuel early not good for fuel but worked for cleaning out human colons.  Trillions of dollars wasted by Obummer to try and trick the masses while collecting money for donors.  Ifwe want a country left and not be under China's control we need to impeach now.

  • Guest

    There's a brilliant conservative gentleman names Adrian Vance who has a blog:  the two minute conservative.  Anyone who wants to learn about energy from algae should check him out.  The truth shall set you free.

  • Robalou01

    Notice how Obumbo is reduced to pandering to the gullible college students????

  • Bryon

    It's funny,he's a liar and is the cause not only for rising gas price,buy he's causing everything else,like food and clothing,to cost twice what it did when his intelligent *ss was inaugurated.

  • guest

    this man is a loser. for a supposedly well educated person he knows little as he was engrossed in ridding the white people from this earth but without whites th world will not flourish for example when the dutch and english in africa it was productive nation. LOok what has happened since they left, greed, rape hunger , disease and with all the money we have sent no changed.

  • Rose- Marie Noa

    It is obviously the people who elected odumbo that are the stupid people!!! Can you believe the idiotic stuff that falls out of this guy's pie-hole????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7YFSHRJMMY7CI7YP7YUOWL5PUY Marc J

    Mullah Obama should be encouraged to promote "green energy" - you see, it does not exist. That marxist Muslim from Kenya reminds me of those medieval princes paying their alchemists for centuries while trying to transform lead into gold. Go for it Barak!

  • annie66

    This moron believes that those who do not support his agenda are 'flat earthers' or they are stupid. This is the same fool that wants to fill our automobiles with algae. And people thought GWB was dumb? Hahahahaha!

    • philip squires

      Algae is still in the research phase, it ain't nowhere near the developmental stage yet. He needs to get with the program.

  • margaretpaddock

    If it wasn't for  his smart A-- remarks would this man have anything to say?

    His stupidity shows every time he says something as he never checks the facts.  The same is true of almost everyone in his administration that sides with him.  They stand behind him and his out-of-touch policies because he is a democrat.  Talk about dumb!

  • Screeminmeeme

    Obama is doing what he always does....putting into practice Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals by using ridicule. 

    Rule 5:  Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

    Calling those who disagree with his plan for developing new enery sources, 'flat earthers', is typical.

  • Snowcat

    I was cleaning out my backyard fish pond the other day, and I wondered if Obuma would want some of the algae and other crud I found so he could make fuel out of it.

  • Nexgenesis

    Got that one wrong.  Its stupid voters for falling for the biggest line of garbage that has ever been hoisted on the American voter, by a guy who has makde his living by dividing people and now he has the whole nation to work on.  November cannot come soon enough.

  • sean murry

    Screw you obummer.

  • reagangs

    We, the people, can install wind sails on our vehicles, if the power lines and over passes are raised ... or the roads are lowered ... or both.  It would be like taking a Sunday spin around the local lake or bay.  But the wind would have to be continious.  Not such a good idea, much like the vehicle with the solar cells on the roof.  Maybe the sails and solar cells on the roof.  Oh well just use gasoline or LPG.

  • Charles_Higley

    "“Now, it happens that algae will grow on anywhere on earth. . . . I did research. It grows in oceans, in lakes and ponds, in your swimming pool when the pool man is on vacation. In snow, in ice, on soil, on turtles, on sloths, the bark of trees and rocks. Why are we drilling for oil? We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers."

    First off, HE did research? Rriigghhtt!!

    Does he have any idea that algae are NOT made of oil? It's a complex process to get even a tiny amount of hydrocarbon from algae. It makes the totally stupid food to fuel sugar-based biofuels look good.

    AND he thinks we could grow algae all of the Rockies? Either he is really stupid or the audience is really stupid OR both.

    Do they have any minds at all? Talk about mindless sheeple!

  • Steve

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Audacity of Hope

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

     

    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST! 

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     
     
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
     
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington

      2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.

    “NO KING BUT KING JESUS!”
            

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G75RVM5S3L2G2BHBHGAXG6X5PI Jim

    ACTS 12:21-23 King James Version
    21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
    22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
    23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
    An angel filled Herod's body with worms, which consumed him from the inside out until he died. He allowed the people to say he was a god because his oratory was so wonderful.
    Obama should have corrected the MSM when they said he was god and when Calypso Louie said Obama was the Messiah. Anyone who allows other people to say "he is a god" when he is not a god, is living on borrowed time and it's not wise to insult the real God.
    Perhaps Rev. Wright never read these words from Acts while Obama was in his congregation.