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Keystone Pipeline passes initial Senate hurdle

http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/Senate-Set-to-Stage-High-Profile-Keystone-XL-Debate-288333061.html
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:15pm 1/12/2015 at 7:15pm
http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/Senate-Set-to-Stage-High-Profile-Keystone-XL-Debate-288333061.html

Via AP:

Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown with President Barack Obama.

The bipartisan 63-32 vote was 3 more than the 60 required, and well above the level the highly controversial measure...

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“We have so lost the messaging”

William Jacobson on Steve Malzberg Show NewsMax TV Constitution
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 5, 2015 at 1:36pm 1/5/2015 at 1:36pm
William Jacobson on Steve Malzberg Show NewsMax TV Constitution

As a follow up to my USA Today column, Constitution’s horrible, no good, very bad year, I was interviewed on the Steve Malzberg Show on NewsMax TV, with Betsy McCaughey guest hosting.

I need to figure out the Skype thing a little better. What do you think?

Maybe I’ll buy a fake backdrop...

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Coal Mine Closings in Kentucky Kill Hundreds of Jobs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am 1/1/2015 at 9:30am
Coal Industry

The Obama administration has made no effort to hide its disdain for the coal industry, so this report from John Ruberry of Marathon Pundit shouldn’t surprise anyone:

War on Coal: Mine closings in Kentucky kill 670 jobs

On Monday Patriot Coal Corporation closed two western Kentucky mines. On New Year’s Eve the company...

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NY to Ban Fracking: Turn out the Upstate Lights

Bumper Sticker Ban Fracking
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00pm 12/17/2014 at 9:00pm
Bumper Sticker Ban Fracking

It’s tough up here in NY’s flyover country, that enormous expanse that starts in the Catskill mountains north of New York City, and runs north towards the Adirondack Mountains through the State Government City (Albany), westward for hundreds of miles along the “Southern Tier” past Elmira and Corning, then up to...

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Venezuela On the Road to Default

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:30am 12/11/2014 at 8:30am
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Over the summer I covered the Argentine government’s default on its debts owed to U.S. hedge funds—its second default in just 13 years.

Now fellow Latin American socialist paradise Venezuela is gearing up for a default of its own, as precipi...

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Mother Jones Unwittingly Makes a Case for the Keystone Pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/1/2014 at 3:00pm
Train Oil Explosion

The reliably leftist publication Mother Jones has noticed that using trains to transport oil hasn’t worked out too well over the last few years.

Too bad there’s no safer way to transport fuel.

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Down Wind

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:48pm 11/5/2013 at 12:48pm
Windmill falling

We have written many times before about Obama’s obsession with wind power, despite the huge massacre of migratory bird populations, questionable technology, and doubtful economics.

Via Tim Blair (h/t Iowahawk) come this poinent video of a German windmill falling down, and a description of...

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If only the NSA had spied on the Keystone Pipeline Project

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9:57am 8/10/2013 at 9:57am

We might be hearing more about it.

Instead, the pipeline project has been lost in the flood of Obama scandals and diversions. Obama scoffs at the project only creating 50 permanent jobs — which is another “fact” just pulled out of his … ear.

Keystone will not be built while Obama is...

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Politically-correct windmill industry gets a pass on killing Eagles

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:44pm 5/26/2013 at 5:44pm

Windmills!

The backbone of the Obama energy plan, and something of a fetish to him:

Because the windmill industry is politically correct, it gets a pass on the wholesale slaughter of Eagles and other migratory birds:

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Yesterday the Middle East changed forever, and you didn’t know it

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 1:21pm 3/31/2013 at 1:21pm

Israel now is pumping natural gas from one of the enormous offshore fields which will transform Israel into an energy-independent nation and a global energy powerhouse:

Natural gas from the offshore Tamar field was pumped to Israeli shores for the...

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Energy independence within reach if we’re allowed to reach it

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:45am 1/19/2013 at 11:45am

In College Insurrection, I recently covered a story showing that North Dakota universities were about the only higher education institutions in the country expecting increased funding.  These revenues are courtesy of the state’s recent oil boom.

This is one example of how oil shale may prove to be more valuable to this...

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In my windiest dreams

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 30, 2012 at 3:15pm 4/30/2012 at 3:15pm

and with all the mockery I have heaped on Obama and windmills, I could not have dreamed up this headline and story, Wind farms may have warming effect – research:

Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a...

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Gas pump Post-It revolt reignites

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:00am 3/28/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Tim, who writes:

Was on pump in Wilmington NC earlier this week.

Looks like

No new oil from anwr, east coast, the gulf. No pipeline from Canada

$4 gal

Thanks Obama voters

I can’t imagine that signs like that aren’t popping up all across America.

Looks like Tim is  right, these are popping up all over the country:

Prompted by social media, some people are now affixing Post-It notes to the gas pump when they fill up, with messages like this one reminding anyone who reads it just how much the cost of gasoline has skyrocketed since Obama became president.

It remains to be seen if that effort will truly gather steam. But if it does, it could be a game-changer in the campaign.

Unlike the astroturfing Media Matters Twitterers who make a small number of people seem like a mass movement because they can hit a “send” button all day long, this is one-at-a-time, hand-to-pump combat.

Here’s some good advice:

Have fun.  Put a sharpie and some Post It notes in your car and go to town.

Update 3-29-2012: Reader Barbara sends along the following image of a Post-It she places on store shelves and “on the pump every time I gas up”:

 
 
 

Saturday Night Open

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6:30pm 3/17/2012 at 6:30pm

Please make more of these sort of arrogant and dismissive speeches.

It helps motivate and bring out the base.  Our base:

Update:  The Eagle has landed, er, pulled into the driveway, and this low blow on Rutherford B. Hayes has him agitated:

The quote cited by Obama does exist on the Internet, but we would...

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When the wind blows too much

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:22am 3/8/2012 at 11:22am

I’m all in favor of wind energy.  If it works, do it.  But the notion that windmills will be anything more than a small aspect of electricity production is blowing smoke.

I previously highlighted the problem in Britain, where wind turbine owners are paid not to produce electricity, Our Future? Wind Farms...

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How’s that Obama comprehensive energy plan working out?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:03pm 2/26/2012 at 2:03pm

Historically high winter gas prices:

Who to blame? You know.

Via American Glob:

Obama is still trying to make this about Republicans. Nancy Pelosi has moved on to blaming Wall Street.

A few years ago Obama, Pelosi and almost every other member of their party blamed one person. The president.

 
 
 

Algae Gas Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 4:05pm 2/25/2012 at 4:05pm

Algae is just alright with me,
Algae is just alright, oh yeah.
I don’t care what they may say,
Algae is just alright, oh yeah.

Via Kurt Schlichter:

 
 
 
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