Friday factoids- Arctic, Border, Norks, China

| September 8, 2023

Where to start… Biden? The Chinese? The Norks? Is there a real difference?

Remember how we talked about how the current administration doesn’t want to carry LNG by train and has closed pipelines, presumably all in the name of Clean Green Renewable Energy Regardless What It Costs? Well, dropping yet another shoe the Biden administration canceled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday from Trump’s last days in office.

Alaska political leaders — including some Democrats — have long pushed to allow oil and gas drilling in the refuge in part because of its economic impact on Indigenous communities in an area with few other jobs. Many of those same voices pressed Biden to approve the Willow project for the same reason.

“I am deeply frustrated by the reversal of these leases in ANWR,” said U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, a Democrat, using a common shorthand for the refuge.  Press-Democrat

Guess they just want to tick everyone off. As well as force us all to go electric whether the grid will support it or not. Oh, be sure to see the end bit below.

A federal judge from Austin has ruled that Gov. Abbott must remove the floating orange ball barrier on the Rio Grande

On Wednesday, Judge David Ezra of the US District Court in Austin ordered the removal of the barrier and required Texas to foot the bill, pushing back on Abbott’s decision to install it back in July “without authorization of any kind,” ruling the buoy system is “an obstruction to the navigable capacity of that waterway” and a “threat to human life.”  Insider

Two thousand miles of out-of-control border, and 1,000 feet of buoys obsesses them. What’s that, roughly 1/10,000th of the border?

Governor Abbot, meanwhile,  says the judge can go piss up a rope  he doesn’t need Federal permission and he will wait for a Supreme Court decision. Guess he is noting that the Rio Grande throughout the vast majority of its length is only navigable by canoes and waders.

Remember when it was alleged that North Korean hackers were breaking into a Russian missile firm’s computers? No less than Microsoft says:

“North Korean threat actors may be capitalizing on the opportunity to conduct intelligence collection on Russian entities due to the country’s focus on its war in Ukraine,” the report said.

But allegations that Pyongyang is spying on its Russian allies are potentially more awkward as the countries draw closer amid the war in Ukraine.  Reuters

As North Korea, Russia, and China are reputedly chatting about closer relations, this could be a bit awkward. Too, these guys are masters of realpolitik and may just shrug it off as “boys will be boys, but now you stop, da?”.

And closing with the Chinese… to paraphrase the “Zorro” movie, “ah, the Chinese, the Chinese, the Chinese…”  an opinion piece in The Telegraph says:

Bloomberg reported on August 30 that a recent update by British/Dutch oil giant Shell seems to have quietly abandoned a previously-announced radical plan to cut the company’s carbon emissions. Meanwhile Shell will increase investment in finding and producing more oil and natural gas. (presumably except in Bidenland – ed.)

The same media platform reported August 29 that China’s government has now approved the building of more new coal-fired power plants than are currently operating in the United States. The researchers who worked this out stated that these new coal plants are mostly in places with lots of existing coal power, and will provide capacity beyond that needed to back up renewables. This would appear to be a tacit admission that more fossil fuel energy is required to meet rising demand for electricity, even as Chinese population growth has stagnated.  The Telegraph

Interesting that the headline is: China is building new coal power so fast that ‘energy transition’ by the West is meaningless”.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Biden, China, North Korea

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It was reported last night on the local news that gasoline prices will increase by about $1.00 very soon, and they recommended if you haven’t done so already, to fill your vehicles while gas was still affordable.

Gas in my little corner of the world is/was 3.85 yesterday. Cross into Missouri and it is/was 3.45 on Wednesday.

Supposedly, FJB was heard to say suck it beaches as he went on another vacation.


Washington state today average is $5.07 thanks to our failed presidential candidate Governor Jay Inslee and “D” legislators pushing a “carbon tax” on the gasoline industry while saying “It’s just pennies!” and being SHOCKED and OUTRAGED! that they passed the cost onto consumers.


Where did they think the extra cost was going to go to.


A Terminal Lance Coolie

Ah yes, because companies totally pay their bills with magic money that doesn’t come from their customers.

Can we cut Seattle off of the state and let it float away?


I was a skeptic when Gov. Abbott started to bus illegals to the sanctuary blue states. Now I see Blue state Governors and mayors gnashing their teeth and asking for help.

Spreading the pain is good and when gas as well as everything else goes up in price the suffering will get worse.


Good articles, David.

Did you see this?

What’s That Magic German Word Again That Begins With “S”?


“Dem Party Chairwoman Who Once Called To Defund The Police Carjacked And Assaulted In Minneapolis”

“Shivanthi Sathanandan Called To ‘Dismantle’ The Minneapolis Police Department In 2020”

“A Democratic Party leader thanked the Minneapolis police and pushed to prosecute youths “running wild” after she was carjacked Tuesday, despite previous support for dismantling the department.”

“Shivanthi Sathanandan, the 2nd Vice Chairwoman for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, said she was “violently carjacked” by “four very young men, all carrying guns.” She said they assaulted her in front her children outside their home in broad daylight. She also included a photo of her head injuries and reported having a “broken leg, deep lacerations on my head, bruising and cuts” around her body as well as feeling “rage” against the lack of accountability against criminals.”

“She concluded writing, “Thank you to the incredible Minneapolis 4th Precinct Officers, Mayor Frey, Chief O’Hara, Paramedics, neighbors, friends and DFL family, who all came to our aide during this terrifying experience. I’m so grateful for this community that wraps us in love.”

“Though she thanked police officers for their response, at the height of the George Floyd riots in June 2020, Sathanandan wrote Facebook posts supporting efforts to “dismantle” the police.”

“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Say it with me. DISMANTLE. The. Minneapolis. Police. Department,” she wrote.”

“In another post, she applauded efforts to remove the Minneapolis Police Department from public schools.”


“Democratic party Official Shivanthi Sathanandan Is Left Bloodied In Violent Carjacking And Now Calls For Tougher Crime Laws After Once Vowing To Dismantle Minneapolis Police Department”

She wrote:

“Look at my face. REMEMBER ME when you are thinking about supporting letting juveniles and young people out of custody to roam our streets instead of HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.'”

“These criminals will not win. We need to take back our city. And this will not be the last you hear from me about this,’ she went on.”





Western style.

She did a great job. As of August 2023 the MPD had less than half the strength of officers it had on 2019 (950 to 420 and dropping about 100 a year). Had those lousy police not been gotten rid of maybe, just the assault would never have happened.


Contrary to what her lord and master Obama said, “You built that, Shivanthi.”


She looks a little butt hurt. Good.


I saw that story too. Sorry to say but it made me smile. A lot.


And the destruction of these States United continues, unabated. Crude oil and natural gas ARE renewable forms of energy in that they are created from Mother Earth’s core and will continue to do so forever. Just the known reserves of coal is estimated to be north of 300 years, at current rate of use. The only thing the US is running out of is working taxpayers.

“…to provide for the common defense…” THE primary purpose of the FedDotGov. Do your freaking job, assholes.

Commies gonna commie. It’s what they do.

Sure glad that the pollution from the nasty Chinese Communist coal plants will hang around on their side of the world.


Well, Finally!

A Caucasian will get to be recognized in a “History Month”….(Written With Tongue In Cheek).

Y’All do remember George William Jorgensen….right?


“California Becomes First US State To Recognize ‘Transgender History Month'”

“The California Assembly made history Wednesday after passing a resolution to recognize August as Transgender History Month, making the Golden State the first in the nation to take the progressive plunge.”

“Set to be initially recognized next year, Transgender History Month recognizes the contributions and history of the trans community while, in the hopes of some supporting the idea, raising awareness about the community’s lived experiences.”


Ninja, riddle me this: What great, historic accomplishments are attributable to trannies. Was Edison borne female? How about Nikola Tesla? Was General Patton borne as Georgina or Georgette?


Remember when FJB said that there was plenty of oil out there on leases and he couldn’t understand why the oil companies weren’t investing lots of capital developing them? And the oil companies said they didn’t trust FJB because of all the things he said about getting rid of oil? Good times.

That was so 2 years ago, like it never even happened. See the oil companies were right. FJB lived up to the “F” in his name and did just that.


Given the recent history of bad events happening to those who have pissed Vlad off, it’s probably a good idea for the fat, little Nork to take the train to Russia, rather than a plane.


Another Hypocrite…

Keep Em Coming!

“Chicago Teachers Union Boss Who Denounced School Choice As Racist Has Son In Catholic School”

“The president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is facing backlash after it was recently revealed that she had enrolled her eldest child in a private school.”

“Stacy Davis Gates – who was elected president of CTU in 2022 and also serves as executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers – placed her teenage son in a Catholic high school located in Chicago’s South Side…”

“Davis Gates said last year that having her children in public schools helps to “legitimize” her position within the union and that she could not advocate on behalf of public schools if that were not the case…”

“School choice* was actually the choice of racists. It was created to avoid integrating schools with Black children,” Davis Gates wrote in an August 2022 post to X, formerly known as Twitter. “Now it’s the civil rights struggle of our generation?”

“In November 2018, Davis Gates also likened private schools to “segregation academies”..

“Davis Gates also claimed that she and her husband were “forced” into sending their son “to a private high school so he could live out his dream of being a soccer player while also having a curriculum that can meet his social and emotional needs.”

“Stacy Davis Gates is a school choice hypocrite. I’m glad she has education opportunities for her family, but she shouldn’t fight against school choice for others,” DeAngelis told Fox News Digital. “Based on her own argument from just last year that she was a legitimate representative of public schools because she sent her own children to public schools, she should resign in disgrace. That, or she could stop being a hypocrite and support education freedom for families who don’t make as much money as she does.”

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I think either Dan Bongino or my radio station hosts mentioned the school choice deal but I forgot which one mentioned it


Green Enegy is sh*t and anyone who’d do us harm (or let it do us harm for their own benefit) avoids it like the plague.