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Cutbacks at the EPA

Trailer for documentary “Collateral Damage” about Obama’s war on coal.

2017_04 07 Cutbacks at EPA by Terrell

Good article on what the cuts are all about: About those ‘devastating’ EPA budget reductions

There is ample room – and abundant need – for the proposed EPA reductions.

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Energy Independence for the WIN!

Obama’s climate change legacy took a major hit today when President Donald Trump put his signature to a new executive order.

The Obama Administration believed that energy independence, job creation, and economic growth had to be sacrificed to protect the environment.  The Trump Administration says that’s hooey; we can do it all.

  • The new order rescinds a number of Obama’s climate change orders, including the Interior Department-imposed coal moratorium and the 2013 Climate Action Plan.
  • It also directs every executive department and agency in the U.S. government to identify impediments to energy production.
  • Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which has been tied up in the courts, will be reviewed and possibly find itself on the chopping block.  Ditto the Clean Air Act.

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There’s a new boss in town

And the Obama Sheeple know it.  According to Hot Air,  EPA employees were so upset after Trump won that they had to take sick leave.  And a few days ago, an unnamed employee reported more than a few friends were still coming to work in tears.

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But for those who are more committed to science than to politics, things are looking up.  In December, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued a report on their investigation into the firing of an Energy Department scientist.

The committee determined there to be an institutional disregard for separation of powers that amounted to “a reckless and calculated attack on the legislative process itself, which undermines the power of Congress to legislate.”

“Institutional disregard” is a polite way of saying that the Obama administration was so determined to have its own way that it actually forbade Energy Dept scientists from giving Congress information about their work and fired one who gave Congress information requested.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the committee, said, “In this staff report based on lengthy record before the committee, much has been revealed about how senior level agency officials under the Obama administration retaliated against a scientist who did not follow the party line.”

“Moving forward, the department needs to overhaul its management practices to ensure that Congress is provided the information it requires to legislate and that federal employees and scientists who provide that information do so without fear of retribution.”

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Look at the green facts, not the green spin

This video is VERY WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!

The TRUTH about fracking, natural gas and vinyl  [18:11]

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Fracking: Leaner and More Efficient

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In 2014, OPEC began flooding the global marketplace with oil in an attempt to depress prices to counter competition, largely from fracking.  Oil prices fell from $105 per barrel in June 2014 to only $29.04 per barrel in January 2016.

But, OPEC’s strategy backfired.  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OPEC’s artificially low oil prices succeeded only in making fracking companies “leaner and more efficient.”  In fact, oil production here at home remained relatively constant.

Now, OPEC has announced it will be cutting production, sending the price soaring to $52.04 per barrel, illustrating why we need to decrease our dependence on imported oil and increase U.S. production.

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The Paris Climate Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won’t do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer–except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn Lomborg explains.

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Today’s Posts… Stave Three

So much to do. I’m watching the confirmation hearings and I hope to have the video I’m watching now to post later. Sen. Ted Cruz is absolutely disemboweling the Democrats who suddenly are obsessed with the rule of law while they said nothing for 8 years while Holder made a mockery of the word ‘Justice’. He had special words of disgust for Sen. Stuart Smalley (Idiot-Minnesota).

Never to be deterred, two stupid white people got up in the gallery screaming ‘black lives matter!’ before being escorted out by DC police.

[CtH: I’m not holding my breath for #BlackLivesMatter or #NOW to give a toot about Debra Thomas Clayton, the Black female cop who was killed in the line of duty in Orlando.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4105884/Manhunt-continues-Orlando-gunman-shot-dead-veteran-cop.html%5D

Still, there are other newsworthy items.

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about how to create 1 million US jobs over 5 years
ALI BABA IS AN ASIAN VERSION OF E-BAY. MA IS THE RICHEST MAN IN ASIA.

“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about … supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”
Like Etsy or eBay, Alibaba enables third-party sellers in China to take their own businesses to the web. The company only had 36,446 full-time employees, almost all in China, as of March 31, according to SEC filings. But with more than 10 million active sellers as of 2015,  Alibaba estimates its China retail marketplaces “contributed to the creation of over 15 million job opportunities.”

[CtH: But I’m sure he “didn’t build that.”]

‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work
Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico.

[CtH: Karma sucks, don’t it?]

Final bill for Hillary futility: $1.2 billion
bef4d5b2eec11580c5b9c8b56e01a1784a596d760840aa7374c03dcf13d5ce05As Matt Vespa reminds us, Hillary Clinton once offered this zinger about Donald Trump’s claims to be a business wizard: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?”
The New York Post has the answer in their review of election-campaign financial disclosures. The final cost of Hillary’s futile bid for the presidency — including monies spent by the Democratic Party and supporting PACS — exceeded $1.2 billion.

Whoopi Goldberg: No ‘Right-Leaning Person’ Has ‘Ever’ Lost Their Job for Political Views

After Goldberg read McCain’s tweet, she insisted that people should stop criticizing Hollywood like it was a “bad word.” She then lectured on the history of Hollywood and said that prior to the 1970s, Hollywood was dominated by right-leaning groups.
“That’s how we ended up with McCarthyism and all of these so-called ‘lefties’ being rounded up and eaten up basically for their beliefs,” Goldberg said.

[CtH: The “open mindedness” of liberals in Hollywood totally explains why Republican actors are the ones hiding in their closets now.]

Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Acknowledges Sessions’ Work Has Spared Blacks “Thousands Of Years In Prison”

API Chief: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Could Create 800,000-Plus U.S. Jobs, $200 Billion Annually to Treasury

“Restricted offshore areas could hold more than 50 billion barrels, or more, of oil and more than 195 trillion cubic feet of natural gas,” Gerard said. “Just imagine what the industry could do to further benefit consumers, the economy and the environment if more of that energy were available for responsible and safe domestic production.”

Obama: Don’t Blame Me For The Democrats’ Demise
Clearly, whatever leadership Obama provided, it wasn’t helping Democrats connect with voters across the country.
So what was Obama’s response?
At first, he tried — and we’re not making this up — to blame President Bush.
“I came in the middle of worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. And since “in 2010 there were a lot of folks who were still out of work,” whoever was president was “gonna get hit.”

[CtH: Reality check, BHO. There are 14.5 million more Americans out of work now than when you took over from Bush.]

Instead, Obama said — and again, we are not making this up — that he was just too darn busy being president to help his fellow Democrats.
“My docket was really full here,” Obama said, “so I can’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as commander in chief and president of the United States.”
Stephanopoulos was either too polite or too partisan to not laugh out loud at this statement.

THE GIRLS ARE ON THE CASE

Meryl Streep Underhandely Came For The Donald, Diamond and Silk Straight Out Came For Her

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Saturday Stuff

Tried to get an appointment to have snow tires put on my car. After laughing hysterically, the guy said they didn’t have any openings until 1:30 this afternoon. Snow last night, more this afternoon. Temperature supposed to fall from around 18 at 3AM to -17 by 8AM. ‘Tis the season, ho ho ho.

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Obama Family Leaving For Last Taxpayer Paid Vacation, To Hawaii
Well, he DID tell Putin to knock it off, so he’s got that going for him.
China seizes one of our vehicles and Obama leaves for vacation. That’s the whole Obama presidency right there.

Obama Threatens to Send “Clear Message” to Russia… Then Boards a Plane to Hawaii for 2 Weeks
“Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia, and others, to not do this,” he said, adding “Because we can do stuff to you.”

Dems to use hearings on Trump picks to court working class
To highlight what they say is the hypocrisy of Trump’s campaign promise to be a champion for the economically struggling little guy, they’ll focus on the nominees’ wealth, ties to Wall Street and willingness to privatize Medicare, among other issues.

Trump Supporters Threaten Bar for Refusing to Host ‘DeploraBall’: Report

The statement further denied that the DeploraBall was canceled due to political pressure, and in fact the event had never been booked so there was nothing to cancel.
The threats were so severe that Clarendon Ballroom reportedly reached out to the police for protection. Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage said they were monitoring the situation.

Navy Wants to Grow Fleet to 355 Ships; 47 Hull Increase Adds Destroyers, Attacks Subs

161104-N-FT178-025 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2016) Left to right, USS Dewey (DDG 105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS OÕKane (DDG 77) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) participate in a show of force transit training exercise. Carrier Strike Group One is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise in preparation for a future deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico/ Released)

The findings of the latest Force Structure Assessment adds 47 ships to the Navy’s battle force over the 308-ship figure from a 2014 FSA.
According to the summary, the service determined the 355 total was the “minimum force structure to comply with [Pentagon] strategic guidance” and was not “the “desired” force size the Navy would pursue if resources were not a constraint, read the summary.

‘It only weighs 50lbs!’ Hilarious 1970s advert for IBM’s first ‘portable’ computer shows just how far technology has come in 40 years
The IBM Model 5100 was first released almost 40 years ago
The computer had a keyboard, built-in data storage and full-screen display
It was expensive, with devices ranging from £7,217 ($8,975) to £16,000 ($19,975)


Obama appoints Mumia Abu-Jamal’s attorney to Civil Rights Commission
Also names Catherine Lhamon, who argued against due process in sex-harassment casesmumiaabujamal_s878x646A LAST, GIGANTIC F*CK YOU! TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
In a move sure to fray his relations with law enforcement, President Obama on Thursday appointed Debo Adegbile, a former attorney for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Mr. Adegbile worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund when he represented Abu-Jamal in the appeal of his conviction and death sentence for the notorious 1981 shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal’s sentence was reduced to life in prison.

Wreaths Across America Thanks Breitbart News: ‘There Will Be 70,000 People’ Placing Wreaths at Arlington Saturday
Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday, “There are more than 1.2 million wreaths en route to locations where veterans are buried all over the country, with incredible teams of drivers getting these wreaths out to be placed by more than a million volunteers.”

GOP Attorneys General Urge Trump To Kill Obama’s ‘Unleawful’ Clean Power Plan
“The order (to withdraw the plan) should explain that it is the administration’s view that the (Clean Power Plan) is unlawful and that EPA lacks authority to enforce it,” Morrisey told reporters. “The executive order is necessary to send an immediate and strong message to States and regulated entities that the administration will not enforce the rule.”

STRAIGHT FROM THE GATE
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin On Fidel Castro Death

Obama Pats Himself On The Back: ‘Every Country On Earth Sees America As Stronger’ Than Before I Took Office
“In other words, by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than when we started,” he continued. “It is a situation that I am proud to leave for my successor, and it’s thanks to the American people.”

It’s Official: Clinton’s Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California
Is it any wonder then, that Trump got 11% fewer California votes than John McCain did in 2008? (Clinton got 6% more votes than Obama did eight years ago, but the number of registered Democrats in the state climbed by 13% over those years

OBAMA: I Confronted Putin Over Hacks – Told Him to “Cut It Out”
This guy has some nerve.
The liberal media has treated him with kid gloves and Eskimo kisses for eight years. But not ALL media outlets carry his water.
So today he lashed out at the conservative news outlets.
his guy has some nerve.
The liberal media has treated him with kid gloves and Eskimo kisses for eight years. But not ALL media outlets carry his water.
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