My Interview on NTD: Energy Prices to Rise Under Biden

President Joe Biden has made fighting climate change one of his top priorities. In his first two days of office, Biden rejoined the Paris climate accord, froze permits for drilling and fracking on federal land for 60 days, and canceled the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Anthony Watts, senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute, says Biden’s environmental policies revolve around more government regulation, which, he says, won’t result in less carbon emissions or pollution, but result in a slew of other consequences, including rise of energy prices and dependence on other countries for energy.

Video here:

https://www.ntd.com/expert-energy-prices-to-rise-under-biden_558156.html

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Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 9:19 am

Little Joey isn’t fighting ‘climate change’, he is fighting climate itself….

PC_Bob
Reply to  Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 9:35 am

Something like jousting against windmills!

Sara
Reply to  PC_Bob
January 27, 2021 1:40 pm

Windmills were at least a reality, even if poor old Don Quixote thought they were some “other” thing.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Sara
January 29, 2021 7:00 am

“other” things
Those “other” things, They Might be Giants.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067848/

Frenchie77
Reply to  Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 10:08 am

Anthony: Important
Some useful info that readers of WUWT will definitely want to read.

The province of Alberta last year commissioned a report to understand the influence of foreign entities working against the Albert Petroleum industry. While the final report is not yet released, some of the supporting documentation and reports are now online.

The report site is: albertainquiry.ca

and the most damning of the supporting reports is :

https://albertainquiry.ca/sites/default/files/2021-01/Nemeth%20Report.pdf

It is a long read and there is an addendum report that is also available, as this initial supporting report was produced early last year the addendum was produced in November.

Needless to say, the lefty sites have been going nuts trying to discredit the inquiry and the reports, so someone is certainly hitting the nail on the head.

Frenchie77
Reply to  Frenchie77
January 27, 2021 10:16 am

Here is the addendum report: https://albertainquiry.ca/sites/default/files/2021-01/Nemeth%20Report%20%28Supplement%29.pdf

Note, one needs to click through the engagement process button to get to all the files.

Cam_S
Reply to  Frenchie77
January 28, 2021 10:19 am

Suzuki has some comments about the Alberta Inquiry climate deuiers being financed by fossil fuels. Worth reading, to see Suzuki defend anti-oil environmentalists.
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David Suzuki: Alberta inquiry steps into a past era’s dark denial

That anyone today could deny the overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence for human-caused climate disruption is shocking. You don’t even need a science background to see its worsening effects occurring worldwide, from record high temperatures to increasing extreme weather events and wildfires. For a government – especially one in Canada – to spend taxpayer money on reports that deny climate science is deplorable.

https://www.straight.com/news/david-suzuki-alberta-inquiry-steps-into-a-past-eras-dark-denial

Frenchie77
Reply to  Cam_S
January 28, 2021 12:11 pm

I always find it interesting how the AGW crowd like to claim “You don’t even need a science background to see its worsening effects” and imply that you would need a PhD to not agree.

Basically what they admit: dummies believe in AGW, smart people don’t.

Plus, as always Big Oil Money = Bad, Big Green Money = Good

Cam_S
Reply to  Cam_S
January 29, 2021 11:01 am

There’s an interesting commentary in the Financial Post. Enviro lefties are saying historian Tammy L. Nemeth is not a climate scientist, and her paper is “textbook climate denialism.”
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Terence Corcoran: The ugly left-wing media smear storm of Alberta’s anti-energy inquiryJason Kenney should not back down — Canada’s energy future remains under attack on all sides

https://financialpost.com/opinion/terence-corcoran-the-ugly-left-wing-media-smear-storm-of-albertas-anti-energy-inquiry

Frenchie77
Reply to  Cam_S
January 29, 2021 3:06 pm

Yah, funny – the main critic of the report is a lawyer and is calling a energy historian not credible on energy gov’t policy. Ha .

Never minding that the Nemeth report is exceptionally detailed in its content and has primary source links for everything therein to a degree I’ve never seen before. Lawyers would do well to have as thoroughly researched their stuff.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 10:57 am

Dementia Joe is a puppet. His Elitist handlers are in a War on the Truth.

Joe
Reply to  Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 4:49 pm

Joe is the new Moses, all he has to do is wave his hand of god and it will be so…I have it on good authority that he can even walk on water.

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MarkW
Reply to  Joe
January 27, 2021 6:38 pm

Moses couldn’t walk on water. That’s why God had to part the Red Sea for him.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  MarkW
January 27, 2021 9:21 pm

Or maybe it was the Reed sea.

markl
January 27, 2021 9:34 am

Between #19 quarantine/lockdowns and crippling America’s fossil fuel industry the US is on the road to a recession that won’t go away. The Marxist plan to wreck the economy and replace it with One World Government is in process. Once OWG is achieved we’ll go back to using fossil fuels because it makes sense and the AWG boogeyman will disappear from the MSM.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  markl
January 27, 2021 11:12 am

Once the Marxists are done with the Greens, they’ll be kicked to ditch and run over when they resist. The Marxists will put the peasants (impoverished, once-prosperous middle class) to work digging up every lump of coal and burning it to hang on to power if they need to. As Venezuela’s socialist rulers have discovered, modern petroleum extraction, logistics, and processing to refineries and export for currency is a highly technical enterprise requiring much capital and human technical knowledge.
Once destroyed, it is near impossible to regain that human knowledge and technically competent base of workers. So Venezuelans now turn to the most environmentally destructive processes to acquire the energy they need to survive, cut down the rain forests, turn it to charcoal, just like in large parts of impoverished Africa.

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Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Scissor
January 27, 2021 2:01 pm

Just as technical note there Scissor,

For future reference: on those URLs you can (and should) trim (delete) everything from the ? mark onwards (including the ?) before posting the comment.

Scissor
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 5:36 pm

I know, sorry, just being lazy.

Editor
Reply to  markl
January 27, 2021 3:31 pm

Correction: Once OWG is achieved they will continue using fossil fuels.

Ferdberple
January 27, 2021 9:40 am

The end of US energy independence will restart war in the Middle East driven by oil money.

The Middle East signed Peace Treaties in the past year because there were no scraps to fight over.

A pack of hungry dogs is happy to sniff butts, until someone throws a bone on the floor.

Richard M
January 27, 2021 9:57 am

This could be all for show. Keep an eye on how many exceptions are made available to blue states. Also, Canadian oil will still be transported here via trains. This looks to me more like it will be political control of who and where the money ends up.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Richard M
January 27, 2021 11:21 am

Ahh, but who owns the trains and trucking companies?.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 28, 2021 5:01 am

Warren Buffett

Duane
January 27, 2021 10:00 am

All of the people who are actually IN the oil and gas industry have been praying for higher oil and gas prices for years. The only way that happens is if supply becomes less with respect to demand.

Right wingnuts are up in arms over this, just as left wingnuts have been up in arms that oil & gas production increased until the bottom dropped out due to COVID – for which the twice impeached treasonous insurrectionist was responsible for turning the USA into the world’s largest repository of COVID infections and deaths. Attaboy there, Trumplicans!

The fact is that even with a short term recovery in demand now that we finally have a sane President in office for the first time in four years, long term demand for oil & gas is going to plateau and start downward – it is inevitable. Industries are conserving, individuals are conserving, alternate sources of energy will inevitably increase, not just “renewables” but also nuclear.

And the people who actually own oil and gas production, refining, and distribution will benefit from higher prices in the short term, but eventually will lose out.

Pauleta
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 10:12 am

How good are the things you somking?

MarkW
Reply to  Pauleta
January 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Don’t bother, he’s a progressive, they don’t share.

ATheoK
Reply to  Pauleta
January 27, 2021 7:06 pm

Apparently hallucinogenic..

mikebartnz
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 10:20 am

If you think that Biden is sane that brings into question your sanity.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  mikebartnz
January 27, 2021 11:22 am

I’d wouldn’t call Biden insane, he’s just mentally incompetent for the job of US President.

mikebartnz
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 12:33 pm

Well maybe there is a disconnect between his brain and his pen.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 10:43 am

Let’s talk about Biden’s mental fitness this time next year.

Ron Long
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 10:54 am

Hey Duane, think about this: Democrats/Globalists/Never-Trumpers are giddy about impeaching Trump twice saying it will go down in history. But what actually will go down in history is that Trump was falsely impeached twice by a delusional and vindictive Congress, and was found not guilty twice, and the process of impeachment has now been politicized and weaponized. Ask Harry Reid how these kinds of tactics turn out.

Duane
Reply to  Ron Long
January 27, 2021 11:48 am

You are a typical Trumpican fantasist – lost in your world of delirious lies.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 12:41 pm

The count on Biden’s lies has started.

CapitalistRoader
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 12:55 pm

You’re a typical lying dog face pony soldier.

Sara
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 1:56 pm

Duane, take a break from being an infantile name-calling twit, and explain how Biden’s administration can blame global warming on white supremacy, since it’s the planet that controls the climate, NOT HUMANS.

Once you get that sorted out, let us know, mmmkay????

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 3:02 pm

Typical progressive, can’t actually argue, has no facts, but is real good at insulting anyone who doesn’t worship as he does.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 11:21 am

The heart of the problem is the government picking winners and losers in the economics of energy production and use. The Democrats, the Biden-Harris Admin, are now firmly in the process of rewarding those special interests groups who supported their campaign.

Catcracking
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 1:38 pm

The Dems knly pick loosers

Gunga Din
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 6:24 pm

Like Solyndra?
The CEO’s won.
The taxpayers didn’t.

Curious George
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 11:30 am

“And the people who actually own oil and gas production, refining, and distribution will benefit from higher prices in the short term, but eventually will lose out.”

We will have to pay higher prices in the short term, but eventually we will benefit from them. You lost me here. You lost most “deplorables”.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 11:33 am

The fact is that even with a short term recovery in demand now that we finally have a sane President in office for the first time in four years, long term demand for oil & gas is going to plateau and start downward – it is inevitable.”

What is inevitable is the rest of the US undergoing the blackouts that California is suffering from because of its dependence on unreliable wind and solar.

And Biden just got off TV saying the rest of the US should look like California by 2035. So we can *all* have intermittent power just like a 3rd world country.

Biden also said he would see that we have 500,000 charging stations in place by 2035. How is someone living in NYC in a 3rd floor walk-up that parks on the street going to get access to one of these 500,000 charging stations? Long extension cords? NYC alone has a population of over 9Million people. If only a tenth of those people have EV’s that’s over 900,000 charging stations. If each of those charging stations could handle four cars that is still 225,000 charging stations for NY *CITY* alone or almost half of the charging stations that Biden has promised!

What is blue blazes is the rest of the country going to do for charging stations? What is going to be the cost of installing the electric power infrastructure in NYC alone? The costs of the charging stations will be a minuscule part of the costs involved. Who’s going to pay for those costs?

The rural population of the US is about 60M. Each of those 60M is going to need a charging station since they probably don’t live close to a neighbor. How is 500,000 charging stations going to serve 60M individual customers.

As usual the Democrats are blowing it out their backside! None of them, even their so-called experts like John Kerry, have even the tiniest of a clue about what they are discussing!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 11:47 am

Liberals are not known for thinking using their prefrontal cortex. That is why they are liberals!

Duane
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 11:47 am

California has no lack of energy. But the blackouts are due primarily to the poor condition of the power distribution infrastructure … the same infrastructure that caused the massive fires in California a couple years ago.

California is actually the nation’s fourth largest oil producing state. So much for your theory.

Doonman
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 12:14 pm

Right, California imports up to 33% of its electricity from other states because it has no lack of energy.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 12:38 pm

Even Gavin Newsome has admitted that last years major summer blackout caused by the dropout of unreliable power was due to having killed off so much fossil fuel backup. They couldn’t buy enough backup power from other states quickly enough to cover the loss.

If even Gavin Newsome understands this why don’t you?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 2:12 pm

Duane just employs half-truths and hopes people are too ignorant of facts and evidence to otherwise know the fuller picture.

He’s a newbie here at WUWT and out of his league on facts and intelligence.

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 3:08 pm

Once again, duane demonstrates that he lives in an alternate reality where facts don’t matter.

ATheoK
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 7:56 pm

California is actually the nation’s fourth largest oil producing state. So much for your theory.

You facts are quite dodgy, duane dibley. No surprise there.

For just oil production, California ranks seventh…
https://www.eia.gov/beta/states/rankings. Select crude oil.

Add in the other large fossil fuels and California falls off the chart.
https://www.eia.gov/beta/states/rankings. Select Natural Gas.
https://www.eia.gov/beta/states/rankings. Select Coal.

Meanwhile, as regards overall fossil fuel usage, California does rank at the very top.
Imagine that, alleged renewables state is the most dependent upon burning the fuels California considers abhorrent.
https://www.eia.gov/beta/states/overview

At least in Texas, they’re processing crude oil and natural gas into distillates and resins.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  ATheoK
January 27, 2021 9:31 pm

You facts are quite dodgy, duane dibley.”

Please don’t insult Mr. Dibley!

ATheoK
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 28, 2021 8:04 pm

First time I ever heard him referred to as Mr…

Then again, the Red Dwarf crew went to great lengths to avoid titles and rank.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=duane%20dibley

Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 6:15 pm

We should welcome these people! Ones such as Tim Gorman. . .
I would surmise that he is at least willing to debate the issues, and he is not a troll as far as I can tell. He makes some good points, but Trump being not sane is not one of them. I hope he comes back to WUWT

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  JON P PETERSON
January 28, 2021 6:44 am

Who are “we”?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 11:42 am

The interesting thing about Progressives is that most have no reservations about lying to achieve their goals. They assume that others will be taken in by their lies. What does that say about their intelligence?

Curious George
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 27, 2021 12:27 pm

“No reservations about lying to achieve their goals.” That’s a passable definition of a Progressive.

Editor
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 27, 2021 3:38 pm

“They assume that others will be taken in by their lies.”. They got the mainstream media right. And with the mainstream media endlessly repeating the lies …..

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. – a.h.

MarkW
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 27, 2021 6:41 pm

That was Goebbels.

Climate believer
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 12:40 pm

we finally have a sane President in office”

In which case we probably don’t share the same definition of sane.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 2:17 pm

Yet another leftist sockpuppet wanders through to post the Party line.

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 3:01 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how progressives actually believe in the fantasy worlds they invent for themselves.

The Democrats use a bunch of disproven lies to impeach Trump, and that is supposed to somehow damage Trumps reputation, rather than the grasping conniving Democrats who foisted these travesties upon the rest of us.

Funny how duane actually believes that everything bad that happens must be the fault of Trump, even though he and his Democrats opposed the actions of Trump, the very ones they now claim he should have done sooner. Let’s also not forget that health and safety are primarily the responsibility of state and local governments, not the federal government. So they are whining that Trump didn’t violate the constitution. I should also point out that those places with the worst problems, are also Democrat strongholds, and have been for generations.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 27, 2021 3:44 pm

+100!

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 27, 2021 3:53 pm

I always just love about the Democrats talking about “infrastructure”! Exactly what infrastructure are they talking about? Obama had a lot of “shovel ready” infrastructure jobs that actually never materialized.

99% of the infrastructure in this country was built with state/local money or with private money. Private money funded the first farm-to-market roads. Private money funded the railroad main lines and spurs that once interconnected almost every small town in this nation. Private money built all kinds of septic tank installations, many of which are *still in use in rural America, including ones still being built today. State and local money have built water treatment plants, sewer treatment plants, schools, highways, streets, bridges, sewer lines.

The federal government may have issued loan guarantees for some of this but they paid for almost none of it except the interstate system. State and local bind issues and taxes actually paid for it. I can’t remember ever reading about a state or local entity defaulting on bond issues and making the federal government actually have to pay.

The idea of the federal government actually funding and building infrastructure in this nation is a new one conceived by the Democrats to extend their federal power over the people. It is a slick way of selling federal government dependence to people who think they will be getting something for free.

The problem is that NOTHING is ever free, someone pays, someone *always* pays. And it won’t be the “government”.

MarkW
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 4:25 pm

Private money built most of the canals that were heavily used prior to trains taking over.

MarkW
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 27, 2021 4:27 pm

The only money government has, is money that it took from somebody.
Printing money does not create money, it just devalues the money that everybody holds. It’s just taking by stealth.

Gunga Din
Reply to  MarkW
January 27, 2021 6:46 pm

😎
I made a comment once (not sure if it was here) to the effect that:
You inherit your Great-Great-Grandparents’ desk.
You find a hidden drawer that contains $200.
Now, would you rather have that $200 in the form of ten $20 bills or ten $20 dollar gold pieces?

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 7:46 pm

Let’s see now. An English computer model just about a year ago predicted 2 million deaths in the US from the virus. So President Trump’s actions saved about one and a half million lives.

Of course, it was a computer model, but models are good enough to predict the climate eighty years from now so they must be accurate, right?

(Not intended to be sarcastic – just posing a question that can be answered with a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’)

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Duane
January 27, 2021 9:29 pm

Right wingnuts are up in arms over this, just as left wingnuts have been up in arms that oil & gas production increased until the bottom dropped out due to COVID – for which the twice impeached treasonous insurrectionist was responsible for turning the USA into the world’s largest repository of COVID infections and deaths. Attaboy there, Trumplicans!”

Funny that. The highest death rates are in Democrat controlled states.

ResourceGuy
January 27, 2021 10:01 am

There’s a new advocacy puppet in town. Will he read the same attack scripts handed to him by the Sierra Club like Obama did?

Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 10:54 am

Off-shoring North American jobs and industry to east Asia is a big part of the Biden-Harris plan. The prosperous middle class, the kind that has enough money to give Big Government the middle finger, is a threat to the Democrat-Socialist’s plans for complete power. Any historical examination of how socio-economic conditions evolved when socialist-Marxists came to power and proceeded to destroy the middle class will demonstrate this fact.

  • Russia: Lenin and Stalin had to destroy the large rural middle class kulaks, thus gaining control of food supplies to control the masses. Sent them all to the Siberian Gulags to be worked to death, freeze, and starve.
  • China: Mao and his thugs, to consolidate their grip on power in a very large population, ran their Great Leap Forward and used the destruction of “The 4 Olds” and thus culturally and intellectually gutted that country for a generation, destroying individual prosperity and bringing the masses to their boot heel.
  • Cuba: Castro destroyed a vibrant affluent middle class of hotel and entertainment businesses in his Caribbean nation, impoverishing the entire island to secure his hold on power.
  • Venezuela: The richest Latin American country by far in the early 1990’s, more oil than Saudi Arabia, the promise of Free Stuff from Hugo Chavez and rigged elections, the seizure of private guns, all part of the plan that destroyed the wealth of the middle class, impoverishing those who couldn’t flee, and turning the country in a basket case of starvation and eating their pets to survive. There is no more middle class in Venezuela.

The US, Canadian, European, and Australian/New Zealand’s middle class is now firmly in their sights for destruction.
Their plans are clear. Start culture wars. Turn people against each other by inflaming divides on race, religion, nationality. Re-write the history of their own ugly past to memory-hole it. And most importantly, Destroy affordable energy, as that is the life blood that enables the modern day middle class affluence and a large segment of the population resistant to being ruled by elitists.

The Climate Change battle is nothing about Climate, only about Change.

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Burgher King
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 12:36 pm

DHS has now issued a bulletin which labels anyone who believes the 2020 election was stolen as being a potential domestic terrorist. Eighty million Americans are now officially identified by the Biden-Harris administration as domestic terrorists, for all practical purposes.

Having written to my two Senators and my Congressman in December, 2020, that there was clear evidence of massive vote fraud having been perpetrated in the November election, I have to believe that I am now listed on a DHS terrorist watch list for my trouble.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Burgher King
January 27, 2021 2:23 pm

The 2nd of the 3 Chinese curses:

  • May you be recognized by people in high places (sometimes also reported as: May you attract the attention of the government).
Gunga Din
Reply to  Burgher King
January 27, 2021 7:04 pm

At least your famous?
I’m almost amused by the claims that “there is no evidence” of voter fraud based solely on the fact that the various courts wouldn’t allow the evidence to heard on procedural grounds. That does not mean “there is no evidence”.
(And then there are the Judges like the one who dismissed the case asking that some Georgia mail in ballots from out of state be kept aside for verification. Stephanie Abrams had a group recruiting such votes in the senate runoffs.
The Judge was her sister.)

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 29, 2021 7:45 am

I copied and pasted your post. I hope you don’t mind. I think that’s what’s happening, and I will send it to my ultra liberal friend. – JPP

Ron Long
January 27, 2021 10:57 am

Good job by Anthony Watts responding to questions directly and correctly. I am relieved his website exists as he attracts intelligent commentators and, yes, a few piñata volunteers (see Duane above, and waiting for Griff and Loydo). Have a great day.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Ron Long
January 27, 2021 11:50 am

Our resident trolls do seem to be masochists.

Burgher King
January 27, 2021 11:09 am

The end game for Biden-Harris is to quickly transform America into California Writ Large by any means necessary, including making it illegal — for all practical purposes — to be a MAGA Republican.

Under the new regime, America will rapidly become a one party socialist state. After energy and environment, and immigration, the next big target is healthcare.

Forget about voter backlash, it doesn’t matter anymore, because vote fraud is the new normal for how to win an election in this country.

Joe
Reply to  Burgher King
January 27, 2021 5:06 pm

Doug Casey’s Top Five Reasons Not to Vote

Many Americans have intuitively recognized that government is the problem and have stopped voting. There are at least five reasons many people do not vote:

 1  Voting in a political election is unethical. The political process is one of institutionalized coercion and force. If you disapprove of those things, then you shouldn’t participate in them, even indirectly.

 2  Voting compromises your privacy. It gets your name in another government computer database.

3   Voting, as well as registering, entails hanging around government offices and dealing with petty bureaucrats. Most people can find something more enjoyable or productive to do with their time.

 4  Voting encourages politicians. A vote against one candidate—a major, and quite understandable, reason why many people vote—is always interpreted as a vote for his opponent. And even though you may be voting for the lesser of two evils, the lesser of two evils is still evil. It amounts to giving the candidate a tacit mandate to impose his will on society.

5   Your vote doesn’t count. Politicians like to say it counts because it is to their advantage to get everyone into a busybody mode. But, statistically, one vote in scores of millions makes no more difference than a single grain of sand on a beach. That’s entirely apart from the fact that officials manifestly do what they want, not what you want, once they are in office.

MarkW
Reply to  Joe
January 27, 2021 6:44 pm

I used to believe in 5, but then I lived through the Florida recount mess of 2000. At one point the margin between Bush and Gore was only 23 votes.
There was another house seat in Iowa that was won by only 6 votes this year.

Doonman
January 27, 2021 12:11 pm

Democrats will save the world by raising energy prices and causing inflation everywhere. Just watch and see. It’ll work this time.

Rich T.
January 27, 2021 4:01 pm

https://nypost.com/2021/01/27/kerry-zero-emissions-wont-make-difference-in-climate-change/

Kerry had admitted that if the US has zero emissions it will not make any difference!!!!!!!!.

Gary
January 27, 2021 4:16 pm

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan we are “baking” with extreme cold warnings because its -40 with the windchill. At -40; Centigrade or Fahrenheit are immaterial.

Joe
Reply to  Gary
January 27, 2021 5:02 pm

Dont you now cold weather is a result of global warming? Get with the program!

Joe
January 27, 2021 4:47 pm

Does this mean Uncle Joe will set an example and stop using gas-guzzling Air Force 1 and his fleet of helicopters and limousines? Lead by example Joe.

Oh, and what should be the ideal temperature of the world? 98.6 degrees?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Joe
January 29, 2021 7:29 am

Does this mean Uncle Joe will set an example and stop using gas-guzzling Air Force 1 and his fleet of helicopters and limousines?

No! Hunter needs them to make his rounds to collect the payoffs for “the big guy.”

kramer
January 27, 2021 6:45 pm

I read that the Pelosi’s bought stock in Tesla in December. Wonder if china Joe told her he was going to do things that would benefit Tesla such as requiring all US agencies to use electric cars?

OK S.
January 27, 2021 7:00 pm

Politics is all about who gets rich. Especially for Democrats and the hanger-on Republicans. Green is just a tool they use. This article from 2015 is still as true today as it was then:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/warren_buffett_and_the_keystone_decision.html

Edited to try to fix the link.

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