How is Energy Different from Guns?

    Like most liberal Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a strong proponent of gun control. It’s odd then, to read that she’s amenable to scheduling a House vote on legislation to reform D.C’s strict and unconstitutional gun ban:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she personally opposes a bill loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws, but that does not mean she will block it from coming to | Read More »

    Some Sanity on the Exxon-Mobil 2Q08 Financial Report

    Exxon-Mobil released their 2Q08 financials yesterday – and as surely as the night follows the day, the usual suspects have begun baying at the moon about it all.Business sense is scarce in Washington, so one wonders whether this baying is due to genuine ignorance – or is merely posturing. But given the big-dollar numbers that are the stock-in-trade of Washington, one would expect better of | Read More »

    The Hubris of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats

    Serious Mayhem: A Conservative Policy ArenaYesterday the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats bailed on the American people in refusing to commit to any new energy policies. Our leaders have left Washington for a long summer break while the American people suffer with high gas and diesel prices. Not a single Republican voted to close House business without an energy plan for | Read More »

    Springfield, Missouri News Media fails at Barack Obama visit.

    Wow. Talk about in the tank.After reviewing various area news media interviews and news reports about Senator Barack Obama’s visit to Springfield, Missouri yesterday I am beyond stunned. The contrast between how the local media covered the two candidates for President of the United States could not be more stark.The best interview of the day goes to the News-Leader’s Chad Livengood, at least there was | Read More »

    Democrats’ Energy Ideas Date to 19th Century

    Bless his heart, Rep. Jerry Nadler is trying to understand the woes of Americans facing the high cost of gasoline.Venturing outside the comfortable confines of his Manhattan and Brooklyn district, the liberal Democrat was spotted Monday in the Upstate New York city of Utica talking about transportation and energy policy.Nadler’s solution:”We should take a hard look at reviving the canals,” Nadler said. Rail transport is | Read More »

    Global Warming Produces New Oil Boon

    Well, Well, Well Hollywood couldn’t have written a more ironic twist to the potential outcome of global warming. While Man-made global warming alarmists are cowering in retreat from the recent rash of scientists and data(pdf) disputing and disproving their positions (like the fact that sea levels have been declining, not rising, for the last two years), an unintended yet very welcome circumstance has presented itself.

    FrankJ’s foolproof plan for getting more oil.

    Genius. Pure genius.

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    The Pickens Plan

    I’ve been hearing an awful lot about the Pickens Plan lately, and although I’m a little bit skeptical of its viability, I thought I’d attempt an objective look at what this former oil man is proposing. I’ve been to the site, and read through the proposal. I’m a little uncertain about his assertion that “oil production has peaked.” Suffice it to say that estimates of | Read More »

    We can’t pass our way out of this crisis!

    I’ll admit it. I’m getting tired of the endless stupidity of trolls trying to get us to believe the indefensible on the theory that if they repeat it enough times we will eventually give in. As Sprio Agnew would have called them, they are “Nattering Nabobs of Negativity”.

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    Kosovo goes Wahhabi

    Between Maliki’s statements and the latest deal with Iran, there is little time or attention left to cover Saudi Arabian Wahhabism. What a pity, too, because while the cat is away, the mice do play. But unlike rather recent stories concerning Sharia law in England, this bit of news comes from the other end of Europe. Serbia, Kosovo and Albania just don’t filter into our | Read More »

    A Simple Thought

    Most anyone will tell you: I’m a simple guy. No, really… I’m simple.Simple thoughts, left, right, good, bad, up, down.

    Recent Drilling For Oil Polls

    Here is a run down of some recent polls for drilling for oil off the coast of US and the results were shocking in that even in liberal states people support drilling.Survey USA PollNew YorkIn general, do you support or oppose drilling for oil off the coast of the United States?Support 66% Oppose 24% Other 9%Do you support or oppose drilling for oil off of | Read More »

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    Debunking the latest liberal myth

    Liberal myths often quickly become talking points for the Democrats, and even as conservatives punch holes in them, the Left simply patches them up and floats them again. Such is the case with the latest liberal myth/Democrat talking point – that oil companies aren’t drilling on the lands they currently hold:”Big Oil is more interested in pumping up prices and pumping up their own profits | Read More »

    Oil drops for third day because of economics 101.

    As much as we all have wanted to string speculators up by their thumbs (and they do have it coming), the drop in oil over the past three days has been because of downward pressure being placed on the market by fundamentals.

    Missing the whole message

    It seems to me that part of the message is getting lost. The Republican part is getting effectively portrayed as believing that drilling and oil exploration is the only action to undertake. This is only possible because in the rush to embrace the correct position of dramatically increased domestic production capacity, we forgot to address a key point. A very large majority of this country | Read More »