Category Archives: Energy
The Keystone Pipeline has been viewed as a means to alleviate several problems: reducing America’s dependency upon Middle East Oil, providing a source for America’s refining of oil if America ever decides to face reality and challenge the environmentalist insistence against building domestic refineries, lowering the price of fuel at the pump (since increasing pump prices directly influences the price of all domestic products, since everything moves by oil), providing employment for many Americans in the construction of the pipeline and at the port, and an assurance of a reliable source of crude (in case we decide to accept reality).
It’s nice to see a progressive admit that their old hero is a hypocrite: Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced … Continue reading
I had an interesting conversation today with a customer, while she was paying me to work on her horses; after delving into religion, philosophy, metaphysics, and eventually the climate, it became obvious that she was hiding her Liberal proclivities to be agreeable. She was convinced we should use natural gas and “quit digging up dinosaurs for our energy needs, there were too many humans and the world would be a better place after a massive die-off.” Her premises were pregnant with opportunities to attack, but in situations like this, it is better to have your opponent wondering about the discussion while in bed later on and questioning the simple reasoning she had heard earlier with a sense of emptiness and bewilderment.
How many Americans are willing to look into the mirror and ask whether they should be on medication for being so gullible four years ago.
The real tragedies of life consume us in an inarticulate manner; at least, we feel that way, after feeling so stupid for walking into an obvious trap so blindly, to be hurt so crudely, by mindless acts so devoid of meaning, by people so utterly lacking in style, grace, and substance. Their vulgarity and credulity consumes us as if they are a brute force of overpowering barbarity; but in the final analysis, it is we who gave them this pretense of competent leadership by which they trapped us so securely. With dramatic effect we rage to express our indignation and outrage; sadly, the dry humor of this sad comedy mocks us; for we are the players or actors of this sublime tragic comedy and we have written our own script.
Things are likely getting a little scary in the White House these days. (See the ghost in the actual photo?) Just last week, the Justice Department ceases its efforts to find any wrong doing with the CIA. Wasn’t this a campaign promise of Obama?
We often learn from our mistakes. We often learn from our experiences in order to make adjustments or better decisions going forward. Unfortunately, although government is made up of humans, it does not share that same skillset.
A few nights ago I caught on a friend’s Facebook page a link regarding legislation passed in North Carolina regarding how they are dealing with
Global Warming Climate Change. Apparently NC just passed a law stating that it will not accept any scientific studies that state that sea level will be rising by one meter by the year 2100.
As we head into the last 1/8 of the Obama Presidency, many opine that Obama has failed to produce……..failed to keep his campaign promises of 2008.
But is that really true? I don’t think so.
Take for example Obama’s promise that electric rates would have to increase, or that gasoline should be $5 per gallon. Or that the rich should pay a greater share of taxes (than the 80+% of all taxes they already pay). The examples of his ridiculous campaign promises are legendary if not for their content then for their sheer numbers. Remember: The oceans will stop rising if we just elect Obama.
The Dog Days of Summer Are Here
Some of us are willing to give a tacit seal of approval to people who eat dogs, but if someone has the audacity to tie a dog cage with a dog inside to the top of their station wagon, before embarking on a family vacation, a serious breach of the holy covenant between man and dog has been breached. I assume that most of you know, people in Indo-China, Indonesia, Korea, and our president have enjoyed the flesh of dogs with no misgivings; however, in all the world, no one agrees with securing the family dog to the roof of a car.