More Dumbing Down on the Left Coast

| January 24, 2020

Count on California to do everything bass ackwards! The State of California refuses to engage in oil drilling and extractions, and is relying on Russian oil to keep its heavily populated automotive sector dependent on foreign oil.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/russian-funded-environmental-group-gave-millions-to-anti-fracking-groups

Per the June 2018 article, Vlad Putin is spending some considerably cash on environmental groups to keep LaLaLand dependent on foreign oil.

From the article:  So far, no hard evidence has emerged that says Donald Trump knowingly colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

But there is plenty of evidence in the form of a tangible money trail that links Vladimir Putin’s Russian government with U.S. environmental groups. In fact, the source of this funding has been subject of two congressional committee inquiries. Most recently, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, released a report in March that explores Russia’s motives for disrupting America’s energy sector.

“Russia benefits from stirring up controversy about U.S. energy production,” Smith said in a press release. “U.S. energy exports to European countries are increasing, which means they will have less reason to rely upon Russia for their energy needs. This, in turn, will reduce Russia’s influence on Europe to Russia’s detriment and Europe’s benefit. That’s why Russian agents attempted to manipulate Americans’ opinions about pipelines, fossil fuels, fracking and climate change. The American people deserve to know if what they see on social media is the creation of a foreign power seeking to undermine our domestic energy policy.” – article

What have we here? The usual misguided idiots thinking that not using our own resources is better for the environment, without their taking into account that California drivers create a larger CO2 emissions volume than any place else except China. And I know that the people who are in charge there are mostly coastal denizens. I get that. But even Chicago, with its own high volume of commuter traffic which is partly relieved by commuter rail and bus lines, is not this bad.

The Washington Examiner article may be six months old, but it is part of an ongoing story.

In addition, the WUWT article linked below indicates that the State of California is refusing to be energy independent and continues to increasingly rely on energy production of both electricity and oil/gas for its needs outside the state boundaries. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/22/california-files-lawsuit-to-remain-a-national-security-risk/

This is the kind of foolishness that drives any entity, whether a corporate firm or a state government, into bankruptcy.  In addition, since there is a Navy base at San Diego, this reliance on outside sources for energy products does pose a security risk. Hey, Navy! There’s room elsewhere for an active working base.

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  1. First. Looks like I got here Oily to make the first comment. Oily to bed and Oily to rise.

  2. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Shhhh, you’re not supposed to point out that the collusion exists between the folks in the Democrat Party and has for sometime as opposed to the non-existent version which was supposed to exist with Trump….

  3. Combat Historian says:

    The leftist demon-enviro lobby has also been receiving tons and tons of cash from Qatar, UAE, and Saudis to protest and prevent domestic U.S. energy production so that the sheikhs can keep their OPEC oil prices gushing. Treasonous collusion, anyone?

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Guess it is “greener” to tranship petroleum products halfway around the world in a great big tanker. Greener as in more greenbacks in the pockets of Ragheads and Russians.

      When are these idiots going to realize that these people are not out friends?

  4. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    No surprise to me, I’m sure they’ve been doing that for decades. Let’s see, we have celebrities flying in on private jets, motoring in on huge lavish yachts, traveling via limousine to hotel suites larger than most family homes and then being ferried via limousine to some gatherings where they tell US to eat bean sprouts and ride the bus.

  5. Hondo says:

    I wonder where this can be found in Mueller’s report. After all, it’s Russian collusion affecting US politics – right?

  6. The Other Whitey says:

    Unfortunately, I consider myself lucky if I can find gas for $3.89/gallon. Given the magnitude of corruption in this state, I’m not surprised. I take it up the ass from SDG&E every month, and they get away with it because they, Edison, and PG&E all make handsome contributions to Gavin Newsom et al. And they’ve been randomly shutting us off in “planned outages” every couple of days lately without prior notification, which is allegedly illegal. I gave them a WTF call last week after one such interruption, where a patronizing rep insisted that I was properly notified. I begged to differ, seeing as neither I, nor my wife, nor any of our neighbors, had received a phone call, text, email, postcard, or anything. The rep then tried to say she didn’t have to listen to my attitude, which prompted my reply: “Really, bitch? I pay you people good fucking money every goddamn month to keep the fucking lights on. You’re not doing what I pay you to do, and you’re lying to me about it, so you deserve everything I say to you and the outfit you work for. It’s called customer service, you fucking cunt!”

  7. Bob Koontz says:

    I’ve been a resident of California for 64 years, retired from state service 10 years ago.
    That being said, this state is the most fucked up mess I have ever seen in my life.
    Everyday brings a fresh hell of socialist bullshit and government over reach.
    What next from our “leaders”? Only time will tell.

    • USAF RET says:

      I retired to Florida, and, although it is full of mutants and rednecks, they are usually good for a laugh. But I get gas at 2.33, can buy guns w/no waiting period and if push came to shove most folks are fairly self-sufficient. Could not pay me to live in CA

    • Skippy says:

      It needs to be broken up

      • The Other Whitey says:

        It was going to the ballot last year, then Newsom and his ass-buddies pulled some fine-print bullshit to block from going to the voters. That tells me they were afraid it would win; otherwise, why bother?

    • The Other Whitey says:

      I will cease to be employed by the State of California in 14 years, 3 months. The day I reach retirement age, I’m signing the papers, telling a few chiefs what I really think*, then free at last with 32 years’ worth of pension. The actual value of said pension may not be all that great by then, of course.

      I’m thinking my next endeavor will be a multifaceted 3-story business: gun shop on the ground floor, bowling alley on the 2nd floor, strip club upstairs. Something for everyone!

      * For some, there will be a lot of “fuck you”s. For others, it will be more along the lines of “Thanks for not being a douche like fucknuts over there.”

  8. Skippy says:

    Is it me or does anyone else find it odd
    For all the finger pointing by the left on Russia
    They truly seem to be in bed with Putin
    and his misfits
    Uranium one Clinton foundation
    The list just goes on and on
    Another reason why the DOJ needs to
    Get off there ass and hold people responsible
    Instead of all this foot dragging

  9. OWB says:

    The US left has been in bed with Russian Communists for a century or so now. Shouldn’t come as any great surprise that they remain friendly to the point of collusion, or cooperation toward mutually agreeable ends. Since the elimination of freedom for mere peasants is the goal, and they are a patient bunch, they remain happy to keep on munching away slowly at our rights and privileges.

    Without them, we would not now be facing this farce in the Senate. Lying is justified by them if/when it advances the lefty agenda. So that’s what they continue to do.