One of the most damaging issues in my 85 years has been observing a bunch of tree-hugging wing-nuts wreck American progress to save everything possible. I have never read what threat we face to save the “Snail Darter”. We spent more billions to protect this creature than we spent to defend American lives from real enemies.
They climb trees to save the forest, they protest anything that remotely could improve jobs, the economy and peoples lives like the Keystone pipeline. If we had no pipelines in America it would be an environmental nightmare if all chemical and petroleum products had to be transported by surface methods. The recent railroad spill is a perfect example of how much more damaging and costly a surface accident can be. 98% of all damage to the environment in history has been caused by surface transport. Sadly the zealots, including the EPA and our President foster the unfounded beliefs that plague progress and increase costs to provide products.
President Obama, who currently leads this senseless boondoggle, is the biggest enemy of all Americans since the last looney, Al Gore, finally got rich enough to fade away. When Al needs more money to fuel his private jets and energy wasteful shack he lives in, he will return. By then the Obama’s will hopeful be in Hawaii and adding to their multi-million’s in assets they have amassed. He never really had a regular job other than as a government employee. If you add up all of the government paychecks he has drawn and he never spent a penny his net worth of over seven million would at least create some suspicion that he made a lot of under the table millions.
When you compare this with the Clinton’s he is a total failure as they have amassed ten time as much after saying they were broke just a few months ago. It appears that nationally elected individuals are not required to comply with our tax laws and certain bureaucrats and selective private citizens like Al Sharpton also are not expected to have to abide by the IRS tax laws.
The crowning event that sparked my desire to write this article was the upcoming Presidents trip to Europe to attend the conference on Global Warming. Every creditable scientists has agree that this wasteful effort is nothing but a hoax.
Every major world leader, but one, is more concerned about the bloody actions of the Muslim extremest than if polar bears might suffer if the ice caps melt. Even NASA just announced that the expansion of the size of the ice caps is at record breaking speed.
With the way President Obama expresses concern for the polar bears and seals you would expect him to put his Presidential Library in Alaska rather than Hawaii. Now I will be unwelcome in Alaska but some will love my suggestion in Hawaii currently. When he finds a way to outlaw growing pineapples as an environmental danger he may need to buy a sled when he is forced to join the polar bears. One thing is certain he will never possibly move to Texas unless he hides out in Austin where most Texas wing-nuts reside.
For all of the union members who could have built the Keystone pipeline, vote for Hillary, she will drive away more jobs than Obama for sure. The Clinton’s and the Arabs are in lock step to accelerate the Muslim take over of America. Check the middle east donations to the Clinton Foundation if you doubt my words.
I got a response today on my continuing support for a Trump/Cruz win that if Trump was the nominee of the Republicans he would find someone else to support. That is exactly why we have Obama for two terms. How can anyone with a scintilla of common sense believe this would help anything? C Brewer
I have recently avoided writing about energy issues as no one in Washington wants the United States to have cheap energy. The main stream media will never report the facts and sadly blogs, like this one, never reach the people who have the power to force politicians to change. This is really sad as the people who are hurt the most with high energy prices are the middle class and the poor.
Currently Obama and his puppets in Congress tell these poor people that they have no control over energy prices. OPEC sets the price for oil. What they will not reveal is that OPEC has no control over shutting down the most coal rich nation on earth. OPEC has no profit from the continued debacle to waste billions chasing “Green Energy Projects” that fatten the politicians and the banks.
No one, including myself, opposes new technology but it will never happen in private industry with Executive Branch and Congressional manipulation and intervention. General Motors will never be the leader in the automotive industry as long as bureaucrats make both creative and marketing decisions. If the government wants to create new technology itself they need to create another NASA type organization. Establish goals, fund the research and get out of the way. If Obama had been in office along with Polosi and Reid instead of President Kennedy we would still be building a ladder to reach the moon.
Even idiots understand the facts that the United States has more oil, natural gas and coal than most of the rest of the world combined. Even the media knows this but will not report it factually. Obama and company have destroyed the coal industry. They are hell bent on slowing down the natural gas industry with the same regulatory irresponsibility they imposed on the coal industry. They have intensified the effort to slow down the production of oil and with four more years they will regulate it out of profitability.
Has anyone ever wondered why or does anyone really care why we restrict oil exploration? There are three basic reasons why and they are; Bankers and Speculators and OPEC. If the United States ever became energy independent Bankers lose leverage, Speculators will have nothing to manipulate and OPEC will disappear as a world thief. The only people who would gain from this will be the unemployed, the poor, the middle class and the retired Americans.
The others who would be hurt are the politicians who depend on the three sources above to provide money to keep them in power. This brings me to the place to explain my title for this article.
Obama PEC is a play on words I will admit, but try hard to observe what is happening before your eyes dramatically this last week. Oil prices dropped dramatically and no one can explain why. The reason is they do not want voters to know the truth. Guess what, we have a Presidential election in about six weeks if you have been in a coma. Now we are hearing that Obama may tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to reduce prices. Should this happen to drive down the price of gasoline, it should be a treason level crime. We have no threat to our security which is why the reserve was established. High gasoline prices are a threat for Obama to get re-elected.
The reason that oil prices fell is that OPEC knows that Romney has promised to open several avenues to expand oil and gas exploration. If he does OPEC will slowly disappear as they should have many years ago. Political manipulation is the reason OPEC was born.
Unless your elevator is designed to avoid reaching your brain, any sane person can understand these plain facts. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THE ARAB WORLD IS MAKING SURE OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED. If US dollars dry up, how will they control the poverty that will obviously result? They will lose their palaces, their private planes and possibly see women allowed to vote and be educated someday. Their 72 virgin myths to control the young will disappear.
When or if you ever understand this please explain to me how the young people, the poor and the women elected this admitted Muslim to be President. He is a mere puppet controlled by the Progressive bankers and specifically by George Soros who has destroyed the economy of several countries for his personal gain. With Obama and the Arabs to help him with the destruction of our Republic, it will make him the richest person on earth. One man will control everyone’s destiny. That has to be his dream.
I hope that the young people, the poor and the women who elected him will recall some earlier articles regarding Obama’s re-election consequences. They will impact their future. Remember that most Japanese Kamikaze pilots were children, welfare is not available in Muslim countries and Muslims have no respect for women’s rights.
On top of all of that and all out energy initiative would have created enough jobs and reduced the unemployment that would have assured Obama another term. His cowardly attempt to get enough people on welfare to win will hopefully backfire. In addition he has deeply mortgaged the future of our youth to have to pay for his folly and they gained nothing but debt. They sure can’t find jobs.
BETTER NOT LIVE IN TEXAS IF YOU WANT ANY SHARE OF FEDERAL DOLLARS.
Politics: Asked last week why he’s so unpopular inTexas, the only thing our president could say was “Republicans.” Now thatTexas has been lashed by tornadoes, his curious refusal to aid the state suggests the depth of his dislike.
Two weeks ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry pleaded with the president in a 16-page letter to declare a large number ofTexascounties disaster areas after historic wildfires ravaged over a million acres across the state, burning 350 homes and killing three.
A bad combination of hurricane rains, freezing weather and subsequent drought have made ideal conditions for the inferno during this tornado season.
Perry’s request was a routine effort to free up federal disaster funds so the state wouldn’t have to fight the fires alone.Texasshould have been granted it easily.
But to date, nobody’s gotten back to him – though other states with natural disasters, such asOklahomanext door, got the declarations they needed.North Carolinagot its declaration a mere four days after it made its request. So far, the White House seems to be sayingTexascan burn.
This is no isolated incident. In the aftermath of the September 2010 killing of aU.S.citizen byMexico’s Zeta cartel inTexaswaters, Perry pleaded in another letter to the president to send 1,000 extra National Guard troops to the border, warning of a “dire threat amassing on our southern border.”
The response he got was little more than pablum from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assuring that all was well on the border.
Since then, mass graves have been found on the Mexican side of the border, and they aren’t done digging.
This Monday, Perry announced thatTexaswould finally get its $830 million in promised federal funding for education from the Department of Education after a nine-month delay. Texas alone of all 50 states had been denied its share of the funds as a result of an amendment from an Obama ally, Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin, who wrote a special provision into the 2010 federal education jobs bill to require Texas alone to “supplement and not supplant” state education financing through 2013. Perry called it unconstitutional, and it was reversed in the 2011 budget.
If this isn’t a pattern, what is? InTexas, it’s been one thing after another since the president told WFAA-TV inDallaslast week that he’s unpopular in the state because it’s full of conservatives.
What’s more, he suggested they weren’t sufficiently grateful to him. “Gov. Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help – which he happily took – and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help,” Obama told a TV interviewer.
Seems the president considers federal funding “his” money – rather than a round trip of cash from the states – deserving of gratitude, and any state that thinks otherwise gets payback, theChicago Way.
Arizona,WisconsinandLouisianahave felt similar stings for defyingWashington.
This kind of ward-heeling behavior may seem logical to Obama, but it’s quite beneath the office of a president who is presumed to govern all the country.
Texas, and the rest of theU.S.for that matter, desperately needs a leader, not a partisan politician whose only fealty is to his political cronies.
Thanks, and don’t forget that B.O. also gutted the manned space program, and then would not let NASA have one of the 4 shuttles, placing 3 on the east coast and one inCalifornia.
He also refused to let UAL and Continental merge unless their HQ was in Chicago and not Houston, and he has shut down offshore drilling in theGulf of Mexicofor a year. He clearly hatesTexas.
I worked on the NASA Space Shuttle Program for several years. In fact I worked on the Mercury, Gemini, Scout, Saturn 1 & 5 plus other classified space projects. In all of my 27 years in the aerospace industry, I was never invited to witness a live launch of anything.
I made a major change in 1978 and joined a well known and one of the largest oilfield service companies to guide them in meeting a new government regulation. I Served for seven years and eventually became Chairman of the ANSI/ASME committee that the Minerals Management Service assigned to oversee the program. During this period I served with a retired NASA executive who was serving as a public member of the committee.
This friend invited me to tour the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama and a private meeting with the Director. He also arranged for me to observe the launch of the STS-5 Space Shuttle launch as a special guest of NASA. On November 9th and 10th 1982 I was given a complete tour of the Kennedy Space Center and pre-launch operations. At 7:19 am on November 11th I witnessed the launch of STS-5 Shuttle launch. This was a highlight in my life that I will forever remember.
After working or visiting in 32 countries and forty nine States, we decided in 1991 to relocate and prepare for retirement and moved to Toledo Bend Lake in deep east Texas. Our home is some 7.5 miles from Hemphill Texas by land and 2 miles from Louisiana by water.
On this date, February 1st, 2003, I was watching the landing preparation of the Columbia Space Shuttle when the loudest sonic boom I had ever heard happened. My wife was in the bathroom and watched water splash out of the commode and screamed, “What happened”. Believe me, this was another event that will be remembered forever. Obviously this was the remains of the shuttle and crew that was dispersed over this area. The next few weeks it was sad but heart-warming to see the local people pull together and assist in the search for debris. This reminded me of the way the entire country pulled together after the 9-11-01 tragedy in New York. It’s a shame that it takes a crisis or tragedy for all of us to communicate with a common purpose.
Over the years many local individuals have developed memorials for this horrible event to remember the individuals who lost their life. One individual has provided the funding to build a museum in Hemphill in the honor of his wife, who had recently passed away. This wonderful facility will have its grand opening today. The group of individuals who have worked so long and hard to make this happen along should be honored by all. There will be honored guest from NASA, politicians and many of us who pitched in during the year they searched the woods and water.
There is a special irony for me individually, I helped build the Columbia and this was the STS-5 Shuttle that I had the occasion to see launched in 1982. The sad part of this is I was watching the Columbia blow up and spray this area with its remains. My hat is off to those who have worked so hard to build the memorials to remember the crew forever.