Category: Thinking About Energy

So What's a Few Crucifixions, If It Keeps Everyone in Line?

So What's a Few Crucifixions, If It Keeps Everyone in Line?

| May 1, 2012 | Reply

When we last saw the EPA’s Al “Crucify ‘Em All and Let Obama Sort ‘Em Out” Armendariz, he was stuttering his way through a mea culpa like Jackie Gleason through an episode of The Honeymooners. Today, he finally got his story straight, well, straight enough to know that his candid speech two years ago was […]

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The Fracking Hate Bubbles Out

The Fracking Hate Bubbles Out

| April 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

The jumped-up suit in this video is Al Armindariz. He is the Region VI Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. His job, as he sees it, is to terrorize the energy industry so badly that producers are afraid to do their jobs. The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into […]

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Yes, President Obama Really Has Stifled Oil Industry Jobs

Yes, President Obama Really Has Stifled Oil Industry Jobs

| April 10, 2012 | 1 Reply

Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo was baffled yesterday. How, he wondered, could Republicans say President Obama is throttling the oil industry’s ability to create jobs when it has created jobs at a high rate, compared to pretty much every other industry? Why, doesn’t that rapidly-climbing arrow in his chart demonstrate just the opposite? Well, […]

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When You Scoff At Newt's $2.50 Gas Promise, You Scoff at History.

When You Scoff At Newt's $2.50 Gas Promise, You Scoff at History.

| March 4, 2012 | 9 Replies

Newt Gingrich has caught quite a bit of heat for his claim that he would, as President, help get the price of gas down to $2.50. His plan is pretty simple. He wants to increase domestic drilling, begin construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and take a giant machete to the EPA’s job-killing, price-increasing regulations […]

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Nancy Pelosi's Gasoline Lies, Linked and Debunked

Nancy Pelosi's Gasoline Lies, Linked and Debunked

| February 27, 2012 | 3 Replies

Jeff Goldstein has done us all a service, at great risk to his sanity. He delved into a Nancy Pelosi press release, wherein she blamed high gas prices on eeeeeeeee-vil speculators, Wall Street, Republicans, the Easter Bunny, and the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Okay, I made up the latter two, but, really what can […]

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The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

| November 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

The Republican candidates for President got together last week for the 13th in a series of what seems like 143, 964 debates before next year’s election. This debate dealt mostly with foreign policy matters. I’ll spare you the details, mostly because I don’t know the details. I didn’t actually watch the debate because, for reasons […]

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The Perry Plan: A Good, Long, Low-Hanging Start

The Perry Plan: A Good, Long, Low-Hanging Start

| October 15, 2011 | Reply

Rick Perry released the first part of his economic plan today. It’s a bit long (almost 8400 words, plus a couple dozen graphics) and it makes a couple very large promises, but it’s a serious plan and it deserves attention

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SolyndraScam Takes its First Bite of the Administration

SolyndraScam Takes its First Bite of the Administration

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Replies

The first domino falls, quietly and without much of a push. But there are others, and their falling will make a lot more noise.

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Who is to Blame for Solyndra's Bankruptcy? Oh, You Won't Believe This One…

Who is to Blame for Solyndra's Bankruptcy? Oh, You Won't Believe This One…

| September 19, 2011 | 2 Replies

I’m pretty sure that if someone invented a Gall-O-Meter and pointed it toward Washington, the resulting overload explosion would leave a Chicxulub-sized crater. The Department of Labor, headed by anti-capitalist Hilda Solis, has launched its own investigation into SolyndraScam. It’s not looking toward the White House or the “green jobs” loan program or the board […]

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All I Know of SolyndraScam is Now Yours

All I Know of SolyndraScam is Now Yours

| September 19, 2011 | 3 Replies

I had planned a comprehensive post on the growing SolyndraScam story but I have to admit failure. Things are moving so quickly and in so many different directions that it’s hard for me to fix one particular narrative in the time I have during the day to write blog posts. Instead, let me put together […]

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