Things That Make You Scream…

 

…”I knew that!”

This post by Michael Shellenberger outlines the continued idiocy of the Democratic party, and the destructive energy policies by Biden and his Greenies.

Michael starts by noting that Schumer and pals “in the spring of 2020, killed a proposal by President Donald Trump to replenish the SPR with oil from American producers, not OPEC+ ones, and at a price of $24 a barrel.”  At the time, Schumer “bragged that his party had blocked a “bailout for big oil.”

He later reveals that the “White House had made a secret offer to buy up to 200 million barrels of OPEC+ oil (at $80/Barrel) to replenish the SPR in exchange for OPEC+ not cutting oil production. “

The result of this offer? OPEC+ stuck a thumb in Biden and America’s eye and said they would cut production by 2MM barrels a day.

Biden continues to block oil lease sales, and oil permits at every opportunity.

If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

I do not know if there is anything we plebes can do to alter this course.  But, in lieu of screaming at the sky, and shaking a fist in the air, (which I have on occasion done), I have also been writing letters, signing petitions, offered live POV during commission meetings.  You can too. Here is a link to a group that is trying to influence the direction of our energy policy.  Maybe if enough take an active voice role, they might listen.

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    When my husband reads the morning paper, he has at least one brief rant to offer–an “I can’t believe this. . . !” or “how stupid is this. . .! ” Sometimes he elaborates and I listen quietly, but I’m yelling inside, right along with him. So much for my quiet morning coffee–and I don’t blame him.

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  2. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    Nohaaj:

    This post by Michael Shellenberger outlines the continued idiocy of the Democratic party, and the destructive energy policies by Biden and his Greenies. 

    […]

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

    Idiocy.  Or looking more like treason.

    Or enemy action.   Being rewarded to take the nation down at exactly the rate that the press can cover for them.

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  3. Sandy Member
    Sandy
    @Sandy

    @markalexander published a meme recently that I think of frequently but can’t find right now.   A woman is having a cup of coffee and asks whether anyone has a conspiracy theory to share “because mine have all come true.”  Yup.  This one, though, has the possibility of being a very nice October surprise (while also destroying everything in its wake).

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  4. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

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  5. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

    870 acres is a lot of what could be farmland.  Hey, the liberals next target: making people switch from eating food to using electricity to sustain life!

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  6. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Idiocy.  Or looking more like treason.

    Or enemy action.   Being rewarded to take the nation down at exactly the rate that the press can cover for them.

    Yes, this.  For too long, I have given the Left the benefit of the doubt, that they were just idiots.  But their continued actions that point to a singular result – and thus goal – the destruction of our nation – leads to the conclusion that this is indeed treason. 

    There have been a few posts recently here on Ricochet about how we need to listen better to the other side, so we can learn, respect and resolve differences.  It feels good to read those posts and think “if only…, then maybe”.  But reality hits pretty hard when your lying eyes and ears refuse to be blind or deaf. 

    @sandy re: This one, though, has the possibility of being a very nice October surprise.  Not going to happen. If only America might hear of this secret offer by the Traitor in Chief.  But it will be buried by the press, just like Hunter’s laptop. 

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  7. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    This just in:  Biden to release another 10M Barrels of oil from our STRATEGIC RESERVE.  One might have mistakenly thought this strategic reserve was for, ya know, strategic functions, not trying to shore up election potential.  Well, let’s see OPEC+ cuts production by 2M barrels a day, we release 10M Barrels from the reserve, by my white privilege math knowledge, that is 5 days worth of cuts. In the meantime, our reserves are at the lowest since the mid 1980’s.  

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  8. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    Well, let’s see OPEC+ cuts production by 2M barrels a day, we release 10M Barrels from the reserve, by my white privilege math knowledge, that is 5 days worth of cuts.

    Now we have the timeline for Putin’s use of nukes in the Ukraine and China’s invasion of Taiwan . . .

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  9. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    Stad (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    Well, let’s see OPEC+ cuts production by 2M barrels a day, we release 10M Barrels from the reserve, by my white privilege math knowledge, that is 5 days worth of cuts.

    Now we have the timeline for Putin’s use of nukes in the Ukraine and China’s invasion of Taiwan . . .

    Hush, you! Don’t give them more ideas.  Next you will here Biden say something like, “it’s OK if it is a limited incursion into Taiwan” and “as long as Putin uses tactical nukes, not strategic nukes, we won’t respond” 

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  10. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Stad (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

    870 acres is a lot of what could be farmland. Hey, the liberals next target: making people switch from eating food to using electricity to sustain life!

    I’d wager that approximately zero of that set-up could be manufactured, transported and installed using solar energy, and not just due to installed infrastructure benefits had by petro-energy.

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  11. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    Red Herring (View Comment):
    What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so.

    So true. So much ugliness. It’s unbearable to see these things. 

    And why would anyone concentrate heat in this way? 

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  12. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Nohaaj: Biden continues to block oil lease sales, and oil permits at every opportunity.

    I have yet to hear a reasonable explanation for why it is immoral to extract oil from North America, but not immoral to buy oil from other continents.

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  13. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    Well, let’s see OPEC+ cuts production by 2M barrels a day, we release 10M Barrels from the reserve, by my white privilege math knowledge, that is 5 days worth of cuts.

    Now we have the timeline for Putin’s use of nukes in the Ukraine and China’s invasion of Taiwan . . .

    Hush, you! Don’t give them more ideas. Next you will here Biden say something like, “it’s OK if it is a limited incursion into Taiwan” and “as long as Putin uses tactical nukes, not strategic nukes, we won’t respond”

    And now we have Biden’s official response.  Good job, @nohaaj!

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  14. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    Stad (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

    870 acres is a lot of what could be farmland. Hey, the liberals next target: making people switch from eating food to using electricity to sustain life!

    Those solar panels could power a heck of a lot of grow lights! 

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  15. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Nohaaj:

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

     

    No.

    This is characteristic of every Dem president since Clinton.  They all want “to weaken and destroy the United States”. 

    Give me one action, one appointment, one proposed law or one negotiation undertaken by Mr Clinton, Mr Obama or Mr Biden which has served to strengthen the United States and bring more freedom and prosperity to its citizens.

    Don’t worry, I’ll wait. 

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  16. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    Stad (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

    870 acres is a lot of what could be farmland. Hey, the liberals next target: making people switch from eating food to using electricity to sustain life!

    That is for 5,000 people. Plans exist to grow population to 50,000. Acres?

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  17. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Nohaaj:

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

     

    No.

    This is characteristic of every Dem president since Clinton. They all want “to weaken and destroy the United States”.

    Give me one action, one appointment, one proposed law or one negotiation undertaken by Mr Clinton, Mr Obama or Mr Biden which has served to strengthen the United States and bring more freedom and prosperity to its citizens.

    Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

    I’ve got one.  Barack Obama let the space shuttle program die, with the belief that private enterprise would be able to deliver people and cargo to low Earth orbit pretty soon.  It made us dependent on the Russians to get our astronauts to the ISS for a few years, but it gave room for the U.S. private rocket industry to bloom.

    I can’t give Bill Clinton the credit for welfare reform that others have.  He vetoed bill after bill and only signed the one he signed after it passed by a veto-proof majority.

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  18. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Nohaaj:

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

     

    No.

    This is characteristic of every Dem president since Clinton. They all want “to weaken and destroy the United States”.

    Give me one action, one appointment, one proposed law or one negotiation undertaken by Mr Clinton, Mr Obama or Mr Biden which has served to strengthen the United States and bring more freedom and prosperity to its citizens.

    Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

    I’ve got one. Barack Obama let the space shuttle program die, with the belief that private enterprise would be able to deliver people and cargo to low Earth orbit pretty soon. It made us dependent on the Russians to get our astronauts to the ISS for a few years, but it gave room for the U.S. private rocket industry to bloom.

    I can’t give Bill Clinton the credit for welfare reform that others have. He vetoed bill after bill and only signed the one he signed after it passed by a veto-proof majority.

    IMHO, the Shuttle was so expensive that it would have been crowded into bespoke applications regardless.  Of course, the government (like the FAA battling Musk from time to time) could simply regulate private rocketry out of existence regardless of the available technology, so the demise of the shuttle may have been good.

    Still, making us ride Russian rockets like space hippies was a miserable state of affairs — unless you were in the group who chuckled at it, seeing America “taken down a peg” or two.

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  19. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Nohaaj:

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

    No.

    This is characteristic of every Dem president since Clinton. They all want “to weaken and destroy the United States”.

    Give me one action, one appointment, one proposed law or one negotiation undertaken by Mr Clinton, Mr Obama or Mr Biden which has served to strengthen the United States and bring more freedom and prosperity to its citizens.

    Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

    I’ve got one. Barack Obama let the space shuttle program die, with the belief that private enterprise would be able to deliver people and cargo to low Earth orbit pretty soon. It made us dependent on the Russians to get our astronauts to the ISS for a few years, but it gave room for the U.S. private rocket industry to bloom.

    I can’t give Bill Clinton the credit for welfare reform that others have. He vetoed bill after bill and only signed the one he signed after it passed by a veto-proof majority.

    Thanks Randy, but your own words indict your example.  As BDB notes, “It made us dependent on the Russians” is a weakening of the United States.  Mr Hussein Obama had no inkling that a private rocket industry would develop.

    Step right up! Who’s next?

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  20. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    BDB (View Comment):
    Still, making us ride Russian rockets like space hippies was a miserable state of affairs — unless you were in the group who chuckled at it, seeing America “taken down a peg” or two.

    It was for a short time frame, and look at where we are now.  Who is at the cutting edge of rocketry and improving quickly, the United States or Russia? 

    As a Democrat, it would have been easy for Obama to play to type and prop up an expensive and outdated system in perpetuity.  I disagree with Obama’s positions at least ninety percent of the time, but I’m giving him credit on this one.

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    And now that Biden has relaxed sanctions on Venezuela, we can supplement our supply from a model socialist paradise.

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  22. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):
    Still, making us ride Russian rockets like space hippies was a miserable state of affairs — unless you were in the group who chuckled at it, seeing America “taken down a peg” or two.

    It was for a short time frame, and look at where we are now. Who is at the cutting edge of rocketry and improving quickly, the United States or Russia?

    As a Democrat, it would have been easy for Obama to play to type and prop up an expensive and outdated system in perpetuity. I disagree with Obama’s positions at least ninety percent of the time, but I’m giving him credit on this one.

    This is merely another example of unintended consequences.  Oblama’s intent was to diminish the US by scuttling the shuttle. That American ingenuity and capitalism thrived and built competing and more efficient systems was the opposite of what Oblama intended.  (*Oblama for the man who blamed every self induced problem on someone else)

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  23. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):
    Still, making us ride Russian rockets like space hippies was a miserable state of affairs — unless you were in the group who chuckled at it, seeing America “taken down a peg” or two.

    It was for a short time frame, and look at where we are now. Who is at the cutting edge of rocketry and improving quickly, the United States or Russia?

    As a Democrat, it would have been easy for Obama to play to type and prop up an expensive and outdated system in perpetuity. I disagree with Obama’s positions at least ninety percent of the time, but I’m giving him credit on this one.

    This is merely another example of unintended consequences. Oblama’s intent was to diminish the US by scuttling the shuttle. That American ingenuity and capitalism thrived and built competing and more efficient systems was the opposite of what Oblama intended. (*Oblama for the man who blamed every self induced problem on someone else)

    I must disagree. It’s not like the space shuttle was killed, then Elon Musk said, “Holy cow, I better start a rocket company!”  American launch companies were already working on developing their own rocket fleets at the time.  If Obama was as anti-American as you suggest, he should have outlawed private space launches and insisted that only government can do them.

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  24. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    My only option of this point is to laugh at lefties complaining about the price of food and energy.

    Dems are desperate to undermine the praise for DeSantis and his hurricane response. One touted a green community that didn’t lose energy thanks to its solar panels. I checked it out. What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so. Most houses are $300k and up.

    870 acres is a lot of what could be farmland. Hey, the liberals next target: making people switch from eating food to using electricity to sustain life!

    Those solar panels could power a heck of a lot of grow lights!

    For marijuana farms, yes . . .

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  25. Sam Thatcher
    Sam
    @Sam

    I imagine that much reflective surface would be pretty easy to spot by satellite and also easy take out by one well placed explosive device.

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  26. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Sam (View Comment):

    I imagine that much reflective surface would be pretty easy to spot by satellite and also easy take out by one well placed explosive device.

    Or an ag-cat loaded with eggs.

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  27. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    Well, let’s see OPEC+ cuts production by 2M barrels a day, we release 10M Barrels from the reserve, by my white privilege math knowledge, that is 5 days worth of cuts.

    Now we have the timeline for Putin’s use of nukes in the Ukraine and China’s invasion of Taiwan . . .

    Hush, you! Don’t give them more ideas. Next you will here Biden say something like, “it’s OK if it is a limited incursion into Taiwan” and “as long as Putin uses tactical nukes, not strategic nukes, we won’t respond”

    The press will call it a “mostly peaceful” invasion. 

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  28. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    It’s what the Chinese want.  We have to get rid of this stooge and can’t wait for over two more yers.  The Chinese know when the administration ends and they need us finished as far as possible by then.  How else does one explain nation wide insanity.  There are people who believe the nonsense and others who go along because they don’t understand anything, but most people must realize the idiocy of this even though they don’t know it’s  driven. by China.

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  29. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Nohaaj:

    If he wanted to weaken and destroy the United States, would he do anything differently?

    No.

    This is characteristic of every Dem president since Clinton. They all want “to weaken and destroy the United States”.

    Give me one action, one appointment, one proposed law or one negotiation undertaken by Mr Clinton, Mr Obama or Mr Biden which has served to strengthen the United States and bring more freedom and prosperity to its citizens.

    Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

    I’ve got one. Barack Obama let the space shuttle program die, with the belief that private enterprise would be able to deliver people and cargo to low Earth orbit pretty soon. It made us dependent on the Russians to get our astronauts to the ISS for a few years, but it gave room for the U.S. private rocket industry to bloom.

    I can’t give Bill Clinton the credit for welfare reform that others have. He vetoed bill after bill and only signed the one he signed after it passed by a veto-proof majority.

    Thanks Randy, but your own words indict your example. As BDB notes, “It made us dependent on the Russians” is a weakening of the United States. Mr Hussein Obama had no inkling that a private rocket industry would develop.

    Step right up! Who’s next?

    Obama had Osama bin Ladin killed, ignoring Joe Biden’s advice not to act.

    Obama wisely banned gain-of-function research on viruses in the US.    It was to evade this ban that Anthony Fauci sent American research dollars to the (backward and inept) Wuhan Institute of Virology, with disastrous results.

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  30. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):
    What a blight on the landscape and a rare earth element hog. For what my 2,800 sqft house is worth, I would only get about 1,280 sq ft or so.

    So true. So much ugliness. It’s unbearable to see these things.

    And why would anyone concentrate heat in this way?

    I’m pretty sure the solar panels can only collect the solar energy that was coming to that location anyway.  They don’t increase it at all.

    But it’s still a stupid way to go.

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