Obama: You know what’s sexy? Insulation

posted at 5:25 pm on December 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

A useful contrast with the last Democratic president, needless to say. Obama and Clinton may both be policy wonks, but somehow I can’t quite picture this bon mot coming from Billy Jeff.

This is actually one of The One’s longstanding pet memes, to the point where Jon Stewart included an extended bit on his “weatherization” preoccupation in last week’s goof on unemployment. Out of curiosity, I fired up WaPo’s new searchable database of Obama’s presidential speeches to see if he’d ever waxed sexy-like about energy costs before. Bingo:

So today we’re announcing additional actions to promote energy efficiency across America, actions that will create jobs in the short run and save money and reduce dangerous emissions in the long run.

The first step we’re taking sets new efficiency standards on fluorescent and incandescent lighting. Now, I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and our businesses.

So there you go. At long last, an answer to the question of what turns Vulcans on.

Oh, and before you ask, total uses of the phrase “let me be clear” thus far this year: 85.


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year_of_the_dingo on December 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM

The next world war will be waged over who has the better light bulb.

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:22 PM

More and more, Boofus comes across as a one-trick pony.

GarandFan on December 15, 2009 at 6:23 PM

There\’s something seriously wrong with this man….

Mo2Do on December 15, 2009 at 6:23 PM

It would be more effective to use his $20 bill analogy and just throw money out the window. This will be a fiasco riddled with shoddy work and absolutely no verifiable (or actual) results. And no real impact on anything EXCEPT the mounting pile of frickin’ debt.

Moronic. Absolutely moronic.

Tim Zank on December 15, 2009 at 6:24 PM

LtE126 on December 15, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Back in the day, James WAS sexy; Maybe you know; I liked his music and dancing; James could make a better President, too.

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:25 PM

More and more, Boofus comes across as a one-trick pony.

GarandFan on December 15, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Okay; Where’s the trick?

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Anyone else notice how Obama has the hooded eyes
of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein?

http://www.123posters.com/images/movie/f-frankenstein1.jpg

Very creepy.

mrt721 on December 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Insulation is hawt. Knowwhaduhmean?

km on December 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Insulation is hawt. Knowwhaduhmean?

km on December 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM

You need to post the google link for that; Excellent!

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:30 PM

mrt721 on December 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM

The ears, too.

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:32 PM

whatever, this is the same constructivist nonsense which assumed we can solve our oil needs by filling tires with air.

rob verdi on December 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Yea… dragging fiberglass batts through an attic… real sexy.

bloviator on December 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Maybe it’s not the insulation, but the caulking guns that turn him on. The perfect tool for a little role playing on date night in the O household?

Buy Danish on December 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM

The Climate is in a state of Emergency ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

COPENHAGEN – If they fail to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen, world leaders flying in their private jets and huddling in five-star hotels will have little to show for their efforts beyond a big, fat carbon footprint.
The U.N. estimates 40,500 tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference — 90 percent of it from flights. The rest comes from waste and electricity related to transport to and from the conference center and lodging in and around the Danish city.

If it really was a crisis they would not be partying like this. What a joke.

CWforFreedom on December 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Oh, and before you ask, total uses of the phrase “let me be clear” thus far this year: 85.

Total uses this year of “I”, “me”, “my”, “mine”… what, around a million?

TXUS on December 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Right now there are thousands of glassy-eyed OgabeBots dragging home bundles of insulation, tubes of caulk, yards of plastic sheeting, and cans of spray foam by the dozen.

After shuffling it all through the door they realize that 1) they live in apartments and 2) they have no idea how to use any of what they just bought.

Bishop on December 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Hey Ears…If you want to snuggle up against a batt of fiberglass…be my guest. I’ve done enough of that to know that my wife is much softer. Yours? Maybe not so much.

PappaMac on December 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Total uses this year of “I”, “me”, “my”, “mine”… what, around a million?

TXUS on December 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM

And in the news EVERY FRIGGIN DAY several times, for about THREE FRIGGIN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t that indecent exposure?

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

A new role for The Prezisadunce :
Caulker -in-Chief

macncheez on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM

His Catskill humor earned him paltry applause and it appeared that the small crowd in attendance wore suits. Not the usual Home Depot gang, in attendance, I guess.

He’s so weird and creepy.

sinsing on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM

O/T…….The bigger issue is that when he speaks of basic economics, he has to refer to his prepared notes. When he speaks like a socialist, he doesn’t refer to his cards one time.

Marxist f**kwad.

On topic…..Sexy!

csdeven on December 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM

macncheez on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM
sinsing on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM

He could do a Home Depot Seminar!

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM

I wonder if he finds deficit spending sexy too?

podank on December 15, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Thats not sexy
thats ..
thats…… downright erotic for him !

macncheez on December 15, 2009 at 6:56 PM

cellulose insulation is the next big thing. Keep an eye on maine, I’m on to something big up here. In the coming year a group of people I’m partnered with will re-invent cellulose. It’s called celluborate(tm) and at the risk of sounding like an infomercial you heard it here first.

aceinstall on December 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM

He’s so . . . presidential.

conservative pilgrim on December 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Messagee to Hussein: Talk to Kevin Jennings…Maybe he can introduce you to FISTING!

BigMike252 on December 15, 2009 at 7:07 PM

He could do a Home Depot Seminar!

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM

First session :

How to fill holes and insulate dwellings

Second session:

Glasswool sweater-thats what your house wants for winter

Third session :

Fun with a caulking -gun, a special presentation by Bawnie Fwank

macncheez on December 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM

And in the news EVERY FRIGGIN DAY several times, for about THREE FRIGGIN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t that indecent exposure?

Cybergeezer on December 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Yes, and it’s the oratorical equivalent of “fisting”. The good news, the polls are reflecting, in part, the visceral unease people have in general to a leader so self-centered, so arrogant, so utterly without foundation.

Last year, many voters took a snapshot of an appealing guy but now, in the developing room as the picture slowly has come into focus, they’re seeing a self-serving despot.

TXUS on December 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Such class . About 7th grade I would guess .

borntoraisehogs on December 15, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Wonder what the Pink Panther thinks about this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ-zGXuXUXc&feature=related

lovingmyUSA on December 15, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Hussain’s go-to guy for everything construction

macncheez on December 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM

November 2010 seems so far away. And November 2011…centuries away.

Meremortal on December 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM

November 2012? Fugedaboudit.

Meremortal on December 15, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I caught a glance of some of the locals who are already being trained for this “program.” Needless to say, I wouldn’t let one of them in my home unless Sheriff Joe Arpaio was personally supervising the job.

MayorDaley on December 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM

He’s a few batts short for HIS attic.

Yoop on December 15, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Bleeds Blue at a bar: Hey baby, wanna come back to my place and check out my energy saving light bulb? You know, it saves 7% energy compared to regular bulbs. And did I mention my crib is only 3 blocks from Obama?

angryed on December 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM

it appeared that the small crowd in attendance wore suits. Not the usual Home Depot gang, in attendance, I guess.

sinsing on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Commencement speech at Home Depot University.

DrStock on December 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Well I do know who is a goofball …

Meanwhile the economy bleeds jobs and our dear reader is playing with insulation as if Americans are stoopid Indonesians.

tarpon on December 15, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Yes, its true.

Every time I go into the attic I get stimulated. I can’t explain it either.

Out of the closet, I guess.

BobMbx on December 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Hospitals report alarming increase in emergency room visits due to insulation injuries.

When asked, most patients responded they heard building materials could be used for sex.

BobMbx on December 15, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I stayed in Chicago last week. At the hotel was a group calling themselves Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA). It was their ‘winter’ meeting.

The funniest thing I overheard during the ‘manager’s reception’ was a person state how they have to winterize homes to create jobs.

I was even more curious when I heard our dear leader state that he “didn’t want to tip his hand” but winterization was one way to create jobs.

I heard Jon Stewart rip him to shreds over that statement, that night or a few days later.

Now…He says that insulation is sexy.

I knew this man was incompentent to be President, but come on! Winterization to create jobs? Insulation is sexy?

If the only thing he could ‘tip’ to the business leaders was winterization, this country is so screwed that in four years we will think this last year was a walk in the park!

Rndguy on December 15, 2009 at 7:58 PM

LOL IMAGINE if George W. Bush said something like that! It would be endlessly joked about on late night TV.

Speedwagon82 on December 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Oh wow, insulation– no one in cold climates ever thought of that one before. Save us Barack, only you can save us, teach us how to keep warm during the cold dark months of winter!

obladioblada on December 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Some of us think “cost benefit analysis” is sexy.

And most “weatherization” has a payback that takes years and years.

And if this moron thinks he is going to impact the wealth of the country by attacking light-bulbs which are surely les than his claim of 7% of the country’s non-automotive energy costs, which are about 5% (or less) of the country’s total costs. If he could somehow cut 1/3 of the 7% of the 5% it would be about 1% of the country’s gdp. And all that would take would be a massive workforce that would probably cause 5 times that much damage because they would have 3rd world capabilites and 20% of them would be casing homes for future buglaries anyway.

What a monumental idiot this guy is.

Too many brain cells getting orgasmic over communism to have a rational thought. He lives in a land of dreams and popsicles.

notagool on December 15, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Big Dawg discussed this plan more than 2 years ago at a speech on Harry Truman, he also discussed it in his address to the Governors Association 2-3 yrs ago back when Fast Eddie Rendell was the Chair..

I know they are pixxing dough away on the Hill, but Big Dawg proposed it during the expansion of 05-06, and frankly at least this way actual taxpayer homeowners get some kind of benefit from the spending spree…

this is the first thing Ie seen that gives value, gives a boost to local construction jobs, and gives homeowners a check and a credit plus it makes them feel all happy cuz its green…

FD-I need a new door and insulation so I guess I am like a person about to buy a house pulling for that tax credit….oppostie of NIMBY…?? MINEBY, where is mine…WIMBY?

ginaswo on December 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Oh, and before you ask, total uses of the phrase “let me be clear” thus far this year: 85.

Huh, that’s it? I coulda sworn it was more like 850. I suppose its the news cycle repetition.

clancy_wiggum on December 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM

By the way, ‘sexy’ is a term academics use to describe an exciting, up-and-coming niche in their field of study. He must have been talking to his commie professor buddies prior to the speech.

Babyhugger on December 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM

DOUBLING! That means 4% of our total energy. LOL! Soetoro is a DOLT!

Ricohoc on December 15, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Arnold used to drive a stupid Hummer and takes his private jet everywhere. CA is a complete mess, and there’s no small part of that problem due to overexuberant liberal regulations.

Worse? We have zero decent mass transportation in So. Cal.

AnninCA on December 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Sexy, eh? Okay, Barack Hussein, baby. Stuff a blowup doll full of fiberglass insulation and get it on. Have a good time!

BottomLine5 on December 15, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Right Said Fred is so jealous.

Hummer53 on December 15, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I see that the Party of No hates evil-doing insulation now. You guys are so darn entertaining!

simplesimon on December 15, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Is this from the Onion?

CWforFreedom on December 15, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Simple your lack of derision of the leftist hypocrites debases anything you say.

The Climate is in a state of Emergency ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

COPENHAGEN – If they fail to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen, world leaders flying in their private jets and huddling in five-star hotels will have little to show for their efforts beyond a big, fat carbon footprint.
The U.N. estimates 40,500 tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference — 90 percent of it from flights. The rest comes from waste and electricity related to transport to and from the conference center and lodging in and around the Danish city.

CWforFreedom on December 15, 2009 at 9:53 PM

You can stuff your insulation…Sir.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM

The U.N. estimates 40,500 tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference — 90 percent of it from flights.

That’s over 100,000 polar bears!!!!

agmartin on December 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Can I refer to President Obama as a caulk-sucker without being banned?

Aw, c’mon…it’s almost Christmas.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 15, 2009 at 10:55 PM

While he’s at it, maybe he can create another 10 million jobs by hiring people to check tire pressure on everyone’s car. Think of the savings in gas usage.

Quick someone get me Rahm, he must hear this idea ASAP.

angryed on December 15, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Let me be clear…Jimmeh Cotta thought insulation was sexy too. That’s why he gave his infamous White House address on the benefits of putting on an extra sweater.

OxyCon on December 15, 2009 at 11:39 PM

By the way, ’sexy’ is a term academics use to describe an exciting, up-and-coming niche in their field of study.
Babyhugger on December 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM

So, did “hide the decline” qualify, or was it a sotto voce plea for a renewal of Jones’ Viagara prescription?

ya2daup on December 16, 2009 at 2:22 AM

Barry thinks insulation and light bulbs are sexy, and they get him excited?

Explains a lot about why he was attracted to Michelle . . . .

AZCoyote on December 16, 2009 at 7:19 AM

Why am I reminded of Carter’s sweaters?

cthulhu on December 15, 2009 at 5:35 PM

You nailed it…this is Obama’s Carter Sweater Moment.

Cylor on December 16, 2009 at 8:31 AM

To a psychologist, climate change looks as if it was designed to be ignored…

It is a global problem, with no obvious villains and no one-step solutions, whose worst effects seem as if they’ll befall somebody else at some other time. In short, if someone set out to draw up a problem that people would not care about, it would look exactly like climate change.

Most calls for change have been heavy on warnings about drought and stranded polar bears. Instead, researchers suggest a new set of back-door appeals, designed essentially to fool people into serving their own — and the planet’s — best interests.

Akzed on December 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM

If I install more insulation and keep it properly inflated to 35 psi, can I sell the massive excess energy I generate back to the power grid and become fabulously wealthy? No?

karl9000 on December 16, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Obama: You know what’s sexy? Insulation

A prelude to bulky sweaters?

Sir Napsalot on December 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Lets hope that what has happen over in Australia doesn’t happen there

Kevin Rudd’s mad plan to hand out free pink batts, to be installed by any cowboy you like, has sure stimulated the NSW fire brigade. Even Environment Peter Garrett admits to his green plan having started at least 28 house fires in NSW alone.
For a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions, billowing smoke is not an ideal result. Nor are the three dead.
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/they_were_supposed_to_cut_emissions_instead/

wakey74 on December 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM

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