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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 1, 2014
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...
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:
AP VIDEO: Wind turbines injure and kill protected birds, but the Obama administration does not prosecute: apne.ws/18HY43p -BW
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...
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...
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...
From reader Tim, who writes:
Was on pump in Wilmington NC earlier this week.
No new oil from anwr, east coast, the gulf. No pipeline from Canada
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”:
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...
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...
Historically high winter gas prices:
Who to blame? You know.
Via American Glob:
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: