Democrats Ignore Need for More American Energy
High gas prices are hard to ignore, but somehow Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are doing just that. For months the American people have been calling on Congress to do something about energy costs that are straining American families’ budgets and driving up the price of everything from food to airline tickets. Republicans have been listening. Senate Republicans have spent the past several | Read More »
What I Learned In The Arctic Circle
I really thought I would come back from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with some pretty good pictures of, well, wildlife. To hear the environmentalists talk about it, ANWR is a pristine landscape filled with mountains, trees, and creatures huddled together for safety on their tiny tiny refuge. Imagine how stunned I was to discover, upon landing, that I was in a very different place. | Read More »
Electricity More Expensive for Tennesseans Thanks to Democrats
The invaluable Michael Silence gets the hat tip this morning! He links to a Knoxville News Sentinel story reporting that, effective October 1st, TVA is increasing rates. Remember this post when you vote this November! ‘20%: TVA Board Approves Largest Rate Hike in Decades’ not only tells us the hike is coming, it tells us what rising TVA expense is behind it. Customers can expect | Read More »
House Republicans to Senate: “I’m With Stupid”
Thanks to Brian Johnson for stopping by to post this. Brian is is a Federal Affairs Manager and Energy Policy Analyst at Americans for Tax Reform and has been quite helpful to me in understanding this compromise plan. — Erick Yes my friends, I am speaking of the infamous “Gang of Ten” and their fantastically suicidal energy plan (well, at least for five of them). | Read More »
The Gang of 10 Harms America, Not Just the GOP
This morning on the radio I read EPU’S post, Kevin’s post, and Gamecock’s citation of Texas Ace’s comment. There is a common trait in each post that Texas Ace sums up quite well. By caving now, Saxby Shambles and Little Lord Fauntleroy, (as Doc calls him) have bailed them out of their predicament at the exact moment when the Republican party is on the brink | Read More »
TN Primary Update (Congressman Davis Loses 2nd Republican)
Today is primary day in TN: TN US Senate It looks like the Dems are going to nominate Robert Tuke to take on Senator Alexander TN 1 Davis Precincts Reporting: 84% (200 of 236) Winner Candidate Incumbent Votes Vote %Phil Roe 24156 51%David Davis X 22916 48%Michael Sabri 293 1% Congressman Davis is currently losing his re-election bid TN 9 Cohen (D) No info yet | Read More »
Got that moral indignation in just under the wire there, Barry.
Watch the latest exercise in hate speech from Democratic challenger Nikki Taylor – Hi, Nikki! Nothing EVER GOES AWAY on the Internet, you miserable anti-Semite. It’s useless to even try! – against Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen (TN-09) for the context of the subtitle: Nikki Tinker race baits Steve Cohen. @ Yahoo! Video This was apparently a little too public hateful for Senator Obama to ignore | Read More »
Steve Cohen and the KKK?
We’ve had a couple of front page posts on the particularly vile and nasty Democrat primary fight going on in TN-9 between incumbent Steve Cohen and challenger Nikki Tinker for what is essentially the general election, too. I don’t have much use for Cohen. And neither does Nikki Tinker. But for different reasons. You see, I don’t have any use for Cohen because he’s just | Read More »
Nikki Tinker, Having Pulled the Race Card, Now Pulls the Religion Card
The TN-09 primary is Thursday. Here’s a comprehensive post on the racism and anti-Semitism going on in the primary. And it’s all being leveled at the white guy. Steve Cohen’s opponent, Nikki Tinker, is pushing a message that only a black person should represent black people in Congress. She’s also giving support to a separate message that Steve Cohen hates Jesus because he is a | Read More »
Inconvenient Democrat Watch: Steve Cohen.
The one that Ed saw has already been taken down. What makes this particularly sad, of course, is that Representative Cohen is an early Obama super-delegate… and one who has been assaulted for months, in some of the vilest ways possible. He has a right to receive some sort of support from his erstwhile patron, in other words: either out of pragmatism, or simple human | Read More »
Is it Okay to Vote Against a Candidate Because of His Race?
UPDATED and BUMPED: According to the Politico late yesterday, the Democrats have denied a request by Cohen for money to fight off Nikki Tinker. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has given Nikki Tinker $5,000.00 and additional fundraising support from Stephanie Tubbs Jones. The answer to the question is no. It is, in fact, the only acceptable answer and if you think otherwise, RedState is not | Read More »
Congress must stop using the family budget as a laboratory for experimental energy policies
Last week, I blogged on this site about how the earth-first-istas and their limousine liberal allies in the Democrat party are hurting the true environmentalists; those whose livelihood depends on the land itself. I argued that these pseudo-environmentalists are happy to drive up the cost of energy while they arrogantly believe that Americans can simply “drive less and pay more” but they have offered no | Read More »
The Fight for Energy: Those Who “Protect” The Environment vs. Those Who Depend On It.
It is a great honor to represent the scenic stretch of Tennessee from Clarksville to Nashville, to Memphis. Anchored by Tennessee’s great metropolitan centers, the heart of my district is the rural engine of Tennessee’s economy and home to the men and women who work the land every day. These are the true environmentalists and conservationists, those for whom clean air and clean water isn’t | Read More »