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Biden Admin Begs OPEC to Produce More Oil – After Shutting Down the US Oil Industry

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; The Biden administration is testing new depths of mind blowing political dysfunction, by begging OPEC for more oil, while at the same time maintaining their attack on the US domestic oil industry.

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Need for Reliable and Stable Global Energy Markets

AUGUST 11, 2021•STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic.

While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough. 

President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy, including at the pump. Although we are not a party to OPEC, the United States will always speak to international partners regarding issues of significance that affect our national economic and security affairs, in public and private. We are engaging with relevant OPEC+ members on the importance of competitive markets in setting prices. Competitive energy markets will ensure reliable and stable energy supplies, and OPEC+ must do more to support the recovery.

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/11/statement-by-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan-on-the-need-for-reliable-and-stable-global-energy-markets/

Here’s a thought Jake – instead of being a spineless yes man, and begging for help from Middle Eastern and Russian suppliers who hate America, how about you do your job of protecting the national security and energy security of the United States, by telling your boss he has to immediately rescind all the new restrictions and pipeline cancellations he has imposed on the US energy industry?

President Trump proved by doing that the USA does not need anyone elses help to maintain a supply of affordable gasoline – all US energy businesses need is for the incompetent and meddlesome Biden administration to get out of their way.

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Joel Snider
August 12, 2021 10:08 pm

I swear, End Times has become a deliberate self-fulfilling prophecy.

Sara
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 13, 2021 4:57 am

Ditto, Joel. This (lack of) administration is turning into the biggest, silliest fuster cluck ever.

The fun part is watching it get dumber and dumber until “dumber than a box of rocks” is a compliment.

Smart Rock
Reply to  Sara
August 13, 2021 9:17 am

I disagree, Sara. Nobody, I mean NOBODY is really that stupid. I think we are witnessing a repeat of an old war strategy “We had to destroy the village America to save it”

They just let the curtain slip aside for a minute.

TonyG
Reply to  Smart Rock
August 13, 2021 12:02 pm

“They just let the curtain slip aside for a minute.”

“F*** your freedom” – Arnold Schwarzenneger, last week.
Seeing a lot more of that sort of thing. I think they’ve decided they don’t need the curtain anymore.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  TonyG
August 13, 2021 12:43 pm

He certainly let his Teutonic side be visible, what a clown.

goracle
Reply to  TonyG
August 13, 2021 2:33 pm

Conan’s true colors showing through the primed exterior ….I guess he sympathizes with the Fuhrer? Austrian brotherhood? Apples do not fall far from the tree

Alan the Brit
Reply to  goracle
August 14, 2021 12:26 am

He probably thinks he could invade Poland all by himself!!! He’s lost the plot!!!

Joel Snider
Reply to  TonyG
August 13, 2021 4:17 pm

Well, his father was a member of the Nazi party.
And he’s a self-serving, steroid-bloated opportunist.
So, from my heart and soul – F*** Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Smart Rock
August 13, 2021 4:15 pm

I actually agree – this is a planned demolition.
Although, I don’t think ‘save it’ ever entered the equation – I think it’s more ‘destroy it so we can take it’.
God help us from what waits on the other side.

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Joel Snider
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 13, 2021 5:57 pm

Although, I have to add one caveat – Biden IS that stupid. And so is Harris. And apparently so is half of America that still buys every line.
I used to call Obama ‘Max Headroom’ because his image was a complete construct – but Biden isn’t even worthy of Howdy Doody.
Unfortunately, Biden is barely even the mouthpiece.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 14, 2021 12:29 am

Socialism always seeks to destroy what it hates, then once achieved it proceeds to replace that which it has destroyed with its own version of it!!! Wake up America you’re not lost yet, but the Democrats will do their best to get the job done!!!

Sara
Reply to  Smart Rock
August 13, 2021 6:46 pm

Oh, Smart Rock, you’d be surprised how very, very stupid people can be. Do I need to quote Marie Antoinette’s to someone who told her the peasants were rioting because they had no bread (staple of their diet) to eat?

“Well, then, give them cake to eat,” she said. Yes, she really WAS That Stupid, and she is not the only person who has ever been like that.

Daniel
Reply to  Sara
August 14, 2021 7:22 am

The Dalton Minimum might have sparked famines that resulted in revolutions.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Sara
August 14, 2021 9:18 am

I’ve always said you should never underestimate how stupid people can be.
I’ve also said that you will ALWAYS underestimate how stupid people can be.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Sara
August 14, 2021 11:24 am

Fake news. It’s been established she never said that. It was propaganda from the anti-Tarist front, meant to stir up public anger to advance their cause.

By the way, “cake” didn’t mean cake. “Cake” was what people called the blackened bits of bread that stuck to the sides of the ovens when baking bread. Totally non-edible. Thinking it means cake makes the supposed comment seem silly; understanding what it really means reveals it’s an insult. But she never said it.

John
August 12, 2021 10:13 pm

First deregister charities / leftists like Sierra Club, Green Peace and make them illegal
Then evict California’s do gooder’s like Gates, Cluney etc by deregistering them and removing there tax free status

Then you will be able to develop reliable energy resources

Till then expect sleepy joe to beg and show his complete and woeful incompetence adn complete lack of knowledge of the real world

Get ready for the American Public revolution not Governor Newsom’s evolution to unreliable energy

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John
August 12, 2021 11:10 pm

Bill Gates has always resided in Seattle Washington, not California. Just thought you’d like to know, for the record.

John
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 12, 2021 11:43 pm

Sorry

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 13, 2021 12:55 am

Bill Gates has always resided in Seattle Washington,

I’m pretty sure he lived in Albuquerque early on in Microsoft

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 13, 2021 1:23 am

Yes, you’re right, come to think of it. That was before he was THE Bill Gates 🙂

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
August 13, 2021 1:27 am

Thanks for the info.
Did they ever live in it? I wonder who gets it now?

Paul Johnson
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 13, 2021 1:33 pm

Mercer Island, I seem to recall.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 13, 2021 2:39 pm

Thanks 🙂

Joel Snider
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 13, 2021 4:18 pm

That explains a lot.

Pat from kerbob
August 12, 2021 10:13 pm

Can’t fix stupid

Hard to believe just how stupid these people really are

Retard is just too nice a word

Derg
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 13, 2021 2:05 am

We see the same in some posters here like Simon, Griff, Lloydo, Ghalfrunt….

Graemethecat
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 13, 2021 2:59 am

Have you considered malice as a motive?

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 13, 2021 4:32 am

never underestimate simple stupidity.

TonyG
Reply to  Graemethecat
August 13, 2021 12:05 pm

“Have you considered malice as a motive?”

It’s getting harder not to.

Ron
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 13, 2021 4:16 am

Biden warns climate change is ‘greatest threat’ to US security: ‘This is not a joke’

John Kerry says dire U.N. climate report demands action

Please OPEC pump more oil!

You are right…you can’t fix stupid.

joe
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 13, 2021 5:08 am

There are only two types of people in control of our country right now…Stupid and liars.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  joe
August 13, 2021 5:36 am

You forgot “C. All of the above.”

Abolition Man
Reply to  joe
August 13, 2021 7:33 am

joe,
You need to include the criminally insane!
Our govt and it’s institutions have become infested with sociopaths due to the lack of a functioning media watchdog! There may even be a large dose of psychopaths; look at all the death and destruction swirling around the Clintons!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Abolition Man
August 13, 2021 8:05 am

Liberalism is a mental disorder — M. Savage, many years ago.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Abolition Man
August 13, 2021 2:02 pm

Rumor has it they were tried and convicted by military tribunal for crimes against humanity and were executed by hanging in Gitmo, December 31, 2018. Posted in the Dark Outpost, Bitchute. Body doubles masquerading them since.

Komerade Cube
Reply to  joe
August 13, 2021 3:30 pm

don’t forget “purchased”, like our buddy Griff.

August 12, 2021 10:44 pm

We must stand up and fight. This is leading to another Civil War and we have to stand up for our families and those we love. What do we want to give to our grand kids? A nation in poverty?

Derg
Reply to  Sid Abma
August 13, 2021 2:08 am

Sorry, but it’s not going to happen. With fiat currency the government has the ability to print at will.

That is…Until we all lose faith 😞

MarkW
Reply to  Derg
August 13, 2021 4:07 am

Printing at will just causes inflation, as we are starting to see now.

Derg
Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2021 4:26 am

Yep 🙁

Those in power DO NOT CARE.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Derg
August 13, 2021 5:36 am

Oh but they do care. Just not about the American people.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Derg
August 13, 2021 5:38 am

Not just “do not care,” but cynically view money printing as their legally sanctioned way to pick the pockets of all those retirement savings accounts they can’t find any other excuse to tax to death.

Zig Zag Wanderer
August 12, 2021 11:07 pm

Competitive energy markets will ensure reliable and stable energy supplies

Exactly! So stop subsidising uncompetitive and unreliable energy-consuming renewables.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 13, 2021 12:18 am

Heretic! Unbeliever! You’re correct.

Rory Forbes
August 12, 2021 11:15 pm

Can’t blame this on Joe Biden. He’s almost fully demented. He even admits to doing what he’s told. He has no clue what’s going on, why it might be important or who is doing it.

The biggest fault lies with the RINOs … the Republican party’s very own fifth column. Their were far too many vested interests in both camps to allow Trump to mess up years of detailed planning and pork barreling.

Ron Long
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 13, 2021 3:15 am

OK Rory, you’re right about RINO’s, but who is writing that stuff on the teleprompter that Joe struggles to read?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Ron Long
August 13, 2021 9:28 am

who is writing that stuff on the teleprompter that Joe struggles to read?

That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? It certainly isn’t him.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Ron Long
August 13, 2021 9:29 am

Good question, Ron. Just who is running the USA right now, who is the “man behind the curtain” anyway?

Redge
August 12, 2021 11:17 pm

President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy, including at the pump.

Really? Get the frack outta here

Reply to  Redge
August 13, 2021 4:35 am

That’s called “gas lighting.”

Komerade Cube
Reply to  Redge
August 13, 2021 3:34 pm

Redge = Griff, another fake name for the same paid troll

Redge
Reply to  Komerade Cube
August 13, 2021 10:43 pm

🤣 🤣🤣

Seriously?

Are you new here?

StephenP
August 12, 2021 11:20 pm

I feel sorry for the average Joe in the US, (or should that include Josephine and all the other in-between names?)
It all seems like a car crash about to happen and the driver is merrily going along without any anticipation and we are waiting for the bang.
The car needs to be put into reverse very quickly, but at least Cuomo has resigned, and Hunter Biden is being shown up for what he is. He seems to be very careless with his laptops.
http://Www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9881213/Unearthed-video-shows-naked-Hunter-Biden-claiming-Russian-drug-dealers-stole-laptop.html
What a meal the MSM would have made of a similar situation with Trump’s family!
But in the end it is “All about the economy, stupid” and the price of energy will be the deciding factor.
If the Democrats don’t row back on their policy on domestically produced oil and gas they may find the American public very unforgiving.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  StephenP
August 13, 2021 9:38 am

I still lived in the US under Obama and the price of gas was outrageous. California was the worst but some other states were not all that far behind. When it comes to the cost of driving, Americans do tend to get angry when it exceeds what gas is costing in Europe right now and I can see that happening. Is $5/gallon that far away with all the US production closing down? BTW, under Obama diesel in Portugal was less than 4Euros/gallon. Wish we had that back!

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
August 13, 2021 9:40 am

NB. I am approximating the 4E/gallon, we were paying 99 centimes/liter or less.

Komerade Cube
Reply to  StephenP
August 13, 2021 3:35 pm

Not just the US. No place is safe now.

michel
August 12, 2021 11:28 pm

Yes, it is extraordinary. People seem to have lost the ability to detect inconsistency, and they also seem unable or afraid to say what they really think and what everyone knows. Its not just climate. It is also found in matters of sex & gender, and matters of so called ‘race’. Its found in education.

It is reminiscent of the former Soviet Union in the last phase when the Nomenklatura simply didn’t believe a word of the ideology, but carried on voicing it in all public discussions.

Our establishments go through the motions of testifying to belief in these absurd ideas in public, but there is no connection to reality. They don’t feel any obligation to make sure what policy is either consistent with the ideologies. Or even that it follows from them.

There are two classic cases going on at the moment in the UK.

On climate, the government was planning to replace all gas powered boilers by heat pumps, because climate. This was clearly impossible to do, hugely expensive, and totally useless as a step to reducing global CO2 emissions. Announced with much fanfare and then postponed as the date of implementation started to loom in the headlights.

And I don’t detect in private any clear belief in global warming anyway. The Guardian rants about ti, but talk to people, including in government and the civil service, and you find a sort of weary skeptical acceptance that we cannot let ourselves be called denialists. The only true believers in heat pumps running on a wind powered grid seem to be school teachers of English.

Same thing with education. You can graduate from school in the UK with A and A* passes in lots of subjects, something like 45% of students do, but everyone knows that actually this says nothing about whether they know anything about the subject. But no-one dares say so in public. It so bad that colleges are considering starting using their own entrance exams, again without giving the real reason. And why they have to offer remedial reading and math to lots of the A and A* the students they have accepted.

And, of course, you have had this mad intellectual conspiracy in the UK for decades now, teaching reading by pretending that our writing is ideographic rather than. Its actually been not so much a method of teaching reading and writing as a method for preventing students from learning them. Same in math. Same in English language and grammar. Everyone knows they are graduating generations with top grades and without the basic knowledge they need. And everyone, every year, congratulates these children on their outstanding achievements without believing a word of it.

So do not be surprised when Biden or others in power claim to believe in the climate emergency, claim to want to phase out oil, but continue to issue thousands of drilling permits. Or when the Chinese make ritual bows towards the abolition of coal while building and financing thousands of coal fired generating stations. Or for that matter when UK politicians who claim to be fixated on moving to an all electric car future turn out to be themselves driving diesels.

Or when the high minded, who claim to believe that trans women are just women, hoping for grandchildren would be privately horrified if their son said he intended marrying such a person.

We are a failing culture. Our elites are ritually affirming what they secretly do not believe in the least, and are then endorsing dysfunctional and damaging policies which are not even consistent with what they claim to believe. If we do not manage to reverse and get back to reality the future is ominous. And probably involves Mandarin.

Now that really is an ideographic language.

John
Reply to  michel
August 12, 2021 11:52 pm

I watch the US news shows in the early morning (NBC, CNN etc)
I am astounded with how each show has more female anchors than male anchors
More Black people than White People and
No Hispanics and very rarely an Asian
Whites anchors are about 1 in six and almost certainly female
Now the US is not even politically correct as you would expect the ratio to match the general population

Asians make up about 5%
American Indians make up less than 1%
Blacks are about 10%
Hispanics make up about 20%
Whites make up about 60%
Others make up the rest

So now the US is LGBITXY Z etc but it has lost the plot

Richard Brimage
Reply to  John
August 13, 2021 6:40 am

Watch Fox instead.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 13, 2021 8:08 am

For the blonde news babes in micro skirts?

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 14, 2021 12:22 pm

Fox is no longer a conservative network since the liberal children took over from their father. With the notable exceptions of Tucker Carlson and Hannity it is drifting further and further left. They should change their motto to: Unfairly Unbalanced. 🙂

The Fox Business Network is much better. Especially recommend Kudlow, Fox Business Tonight (which despite it’s name, is a general news show) and the Evening Edit.

But the only true conservative network is Newsmax. Only Newsmax broadcast the recent Trump rallies, neither of the Fox networks covered them at all. And while the presenters aren’t as smooth and polished as the more established networks, their hearts are in the right places.

You will probably have to search these stations out. My Cox system has them hidden away at 79 and 80.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 12:20 am

Replacing gas boilers while still offering £4000 of taxpayers money to people wanting a new one. Utter insanity.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
August 13, 2021 3:35 am

About par for the course I would say!!!

michel
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 12:35 am

I guess the classic sign of the illness is that the Climate Change Act passed with almost unanimous vote in the Commons. This was in 2008.

Now in 2001 as they work on putting a good face on it for COP 26, its being (at last!) widely admitted in the press that the Government has no plans to deliver what it prescribes.

They keep, along the lines of the original story in this thread, putting out announcements, about hydrogen replacing gas, about banning new gas boilers, about banning ICT cars.

But these are mainly rhetoric. There are no plans. Plans would involve explaining where the installers are going to be found. How to replace the gasoline taxes lost by a move to electric. How to install the extra grid capacity that all these electric cars will need. How, at the same time, to replace existing generating capacity with wind and solar, without providing storage or backup.

Failing to accept that after you install gas backup for the wind and the solar, you might as well just install that, and not bother with the wind and solar.

There are similar idiotic denials of reality or at best wilful failures of proper thought about practicalities in lots of other areas.

One result of pretending that English writing is ideographic not syllabic, and that you should teach reading by teaching kids to recognize individual words, not by teaching them how to distinguish syllables, was that the bright learned anyway. Not as well or as fast, but they did learn. Maybe their parents taught them, in any case they learned in spite of the teaching method. But there were a lot of kids that would have learned under the traditional system that are functionally illiterate because the new system was not fit for purpose.

So they then rowed back to something like the old system under a new name, synthetic phonics. Everyone knows that this is just junking the ideographic method and going back to learning the alphabet and syllables as had been universal until 1970. But no-one dares admit it, and the new name is part of the coverup.

MarkW
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 5:58 am

A few months back, one young EV enthusiast here on WUWT proclaimed that replacing incandescent bulbs with LED’s will easily free up enough electricity to power all those electric cars.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  MarkW
August 14, 2021 12:27 pm

“I don’t care who you are, that right there is funny”. 🙂

StephenP
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 12:36 am

Good on you, Michel., I agree wholeheartedly with all you say. I have long thought that the way teaching to read had gone was down a blind alley and it was copying the ideograph system rather than the phonics system which most of us oldies were taught.
I don’t think we have done too badly as a result over our lifetimes.
I have just finished reading Melanie Phillips book All Must Have Prizes which, although written just before 2000, was remarkably prescient in the shipwreck that is education in the UK, both in the 3 Rs and STEM subjects.
The disaster is based on a mixture of politics and educational theorists who seem to have a bias against our culture, and regard ‘education’ as needing to be based on indoctrination rather than the transmission of the ability to think and acquire knowledge so that a country’s culture can be passed down the generations.
I get the impression that their aim is to destroy pupils’ ability to think for themselves,, as that makes them easier to regiment.
The other problem is the loss of the ability to delay gratification which is the basis of so much improvement in the general wellbeing of society.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 1:00 am

You can graduate from school in the UK with A and A* passes in lots of subjects, something like 45% of students do, but everyone knows that actually this says nothing about whether they know anything about the subject.

All students will get full Marx

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 13, 2021 3:38 am

Don’t forget Geometry too they’ll soon get to know their Engels!!!

Peta of Newark
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 2:37 am

Quote (1):”This is a deep problem in our system and one that seems to be growing,” said Sir Kevan,”

Quote (2):“For independent school pupils in England, 70% of A-level results were A* or A, compared with 39% for comprehensive pupils.

From BBC yesterday

Nailed it here:
Quote:”all US UK energy businesses need is for the incompetent and meddlesome Biden administration to get out of their way”

As a self-employed farmer since the mid-80’s, I have been at the Front Line of that well-intentioned but bureaucratic, heavy-handed, tedious and cumbersome meddling.
Everything UK Gov has touched inside that time has turned into some very expensive shyte.

Here’s The Very Latest…
A podcast from Farmers Weekly Magazine. (But even they are hidebound in petty rules about subscriptions, locations, GDRRs etc etc so you may be locked out.
If you can hear it, the first 15 mins is what you need

Those new rules apply to Phosphorus and will be added to the appallingly restrictive rules on Nitrogen.
Yet the escaped Phosphorus is coming from them, from Home Laundry chemicals & detergents after they’ve ‘escaped to the country’ as the all want to do.
Spadefuls of Buck Passing and Wilful ignorance/blindness.

They really do seem to think everyone in this world, apart from them, is Perfectly Stupid
How do you escape.
It’s like when your, soon to be ex, wife walks into a lawyer’s office to level a charge of Unreasonable Behaviour. As the 40%+ of married women now do.

There is No Defence, apart from, being unreasonable. Its an even worse trap to be stuck in than one baited with sugar = the trap that pretty well the Whole Planet is in right now.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 3:34 am

Brainwashing in our schools is illegal under the law, yet we instruct/order/demand teachers do so with our children by going on about Climate Change (not of course globul warming)!!! When I was at school eons ago, Climate Change was taught as part of the History class, & taught about ice-ages & inter-glacials etc, about how we evolved from apes, went from disparate tribes & tribal cultures, from living in caves to more civilisation on a grander scale, then to building villages, towns, cities, we industrialised too!!! Now the Greenalists want the peeps to regress back into our caves!!! The Ruling Elites can exert more control over us in that way!!! Dumbing down of educations systems is all part of Agenda 21, because according to the elites educated people have higher carbon footprints than those of low education, because it suits the grand-purpose of things to come!!!

twobob
Reply to  Alan the Brit
August 13, 2021 5:51 am

I concur completely. The Dark Ages are about to return.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  twobob
August 13, 2021 8:52 am

I remember the power cuts of the 1970s when the coal miners tried to destroy the democratically elected Conservative government by strikes, the 3 day week of power, times & dates published telling the people when the power would be on or off, starving power stations of badly needed fuel!!! It worked, they brought the Heath government down & the Socialists were elected simply because they caved in to the miners spending more on pay, & the Trades Union movement were far too powerful funding the UK Labour Party!!! They learnt absolutely nothing because the Conservative Party simply started to do deals to secure coal supplies from other countries, Poland in particular as they badly needed Western currencies!!! So when Arthur Scargill engineered his election to become the miners leader, he thought he would be a national hero by bringing down a yet again democratically elected government so that he could install his Socialist dystopia, only he & his comrades hadn’t reckoned Margaret Thatcher, who was horrified that a trades union could bring down a democratically elected government, so when she got into power, she systematically took on all the trades unions, the railway workers, the steel workers, & finally the mine workers, & they divided the country bitterly causing eventually open murder of a strike breaking miner, by throwing a large lump of wood into his windscreen from a motorway bridge!!! They actually demonstrated to everyone just how much Socialists really do care………not a jot, it’s all a facade to get elected!!! I hear not a jot about how the Russians are developing oil & gas to enhance their power base, because they are so wonderful!!! Socialism kills en-mass, always has done, always will!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Alan the Brit
August 13, 2021 9:22 am

Socialists do care.
They care very much about using government to force other people to give them stuff.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  twobob
August 14, 2021 12:32 pm

It’s not yet a done deal, but the Neo-Marxists, and their useful idiots in mass media and public education, are doing their best to bring it about.

MarkW
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 5:55 am

And everyone, every year, congratulates these children on their outstanding achievements without believing a word of it.

Unfortunately a lot of the children do believe it, at least till they get their first job.
Just look at Ingraham.

Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
August 14, 2021 12:17 pm

Ingraham finally got a job?

Joao Martins
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 8:05 am

Very well observed, Michel.

Same in here (Portugal). Almost an exact copy.

And it seems we are not alone: the same in almost all other European countries (inside and outside EU).

TonyG
Reply to  michel
August 13, 2021 12:24 pm

“People seem to have lost the ability to detect inconsistency”

It’s worse than that. Every day I see people not only not seeing, but actively defending inconsistency and hypocrisy. Vehemently.

Vincent Causey
August 12, 2021 11:57 pm

I thought they wanted to cut out fossil fuels? Or is that only talk?

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Vincent Causey
August 13, 2021 12:21 am

Why? CO2 is low, worryingly so.

Hysteria
Reply to  Vincent Causey
August 13, 2021 12:54 am

Its talk. Check out where the elites buy their summer houses – it will tell us what they think about the threat of sea level rise..

soon we will have COP26. Thousands of these people flying to Glasgow to tell us to stop flying…..

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Hysteria
August 13, 2021 3:43 am

They have said absolutely nothing about them having to stop flying, first-class/business-class, etc!!!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Hysteria
August 13, 2021 5:54 am

If they really cared, COP 26 would be 100% virtual, and after the meetings are done for the day the participants could just have local hookers drop by the house with a bottle from the local liquor store and some take out.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Vincent Causey
August 14, 2021 12:58 pm

Well, what does it tell you that they drive their diesel cars to legislative meetings, and fly their private planes to CC conferences.

Chaswarnertoo
August 13, 2021 12:17 am

The cognitive dissonance of the left writ large.

Cheshire Red
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
August 13, 2021 3:09 am

Precisely.

‘We’ll ban fossil fuels and oh by the way, can somebody supply us with more fossil fuels?’

Literally certifiable.

Scissor
Reply to  Cheshire Red
August 13, 2021 5:30 am

Venezuelan ideas rule today, doodah doodah.

Rod Evans
August 13, 2021 1:16 am

If the Dems are showing signs of panic now, just wait a few more months as we continue towards winter, in the Northern Hemisphere.
if energy prices are exploding out of reach of the majority of American’s pockets now, expect real conflict when the bitter cold of winter hits.

fretslider
August 13, 2021 2:21 am

“The Biden administration is testing new depths of mind blowing political dysfunction”

Indeed it is…

JOE BIDEN appeared to get “lost” on his way back into the White House after returning home – The Daily Express

“President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy”

Just not American energy

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  fretslider
August 13, 2021 5:57 am

President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have no access to affordable and reliable energy, except when it torpedoes the economy and makes his Keystone Cops “administration” look bad.

Fixed it for ’em.

saveenergy
August 13, 2021 2:32 am

“begging OPEC for more oil”

Maybe it’s a good example of ‘prepping’, consume other peoples supply’s … while leaving your stocks safe in the cupboard.

Biden is not a complete idiot … there are lots of bits missing !!

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fretslider
Reply to  saveenergy
August 13, 2021 3:21 am

What a stroke of genius.

Biden throws many Americans out of work while leaving the stocks safe in the cupboard.

Biden is a gibbering, senile wreck of a man.

H.R.
Reply to  fretslider
August 13, 2021 5:37 am

Yah, but… Biden can still whup Corn Pop any day of the week.

fretslider
Reply to  H.R.
August 13, 2021 7:21 am

You mean he can still sniff girls, surely?

2hotel9
Reply to  saveenergy
August 13, 2021 4:18 am

Faux Joe Xiden is a complete idiot with Alzheimer’s.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  2hotel9
August 13, 2021 4:55 am

He was a complete idiot before Alzheimer’s.

2hotel9
Reply to  Harry Passfield
August 13, 2021 6:38 am

He does have a 100% record, for being wrong on EVERYTHING.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  2hotel9
August 13, 2021 8:11 am

And the idiots in Delaware voted him back to the Senate over and over for decades.

2hotel9
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 13, 2021 8:52 am

They didn’t want him there and he was shoveling our tax dollars to keep them quiet.

paul courtney
Reply to  Harry Passfield
August 13, 2021 10:14 am

Mr. Passfield: Agreed, my observation is that age has improved Mr. Biden’s cognition, which says alot about his prior mental state.

MarkW
Reply to  saveenergy
August 13, 2021 6:04 am

The problem with that strategy is that while you are using up everyone else’s stuff, your stuff may become worthless. And the other guy is getting rich in the process.
Better to sell your own stuff, you get rich, and use that money to invent whatever replaces oil so that the other guys stuff becomes worthless.

joe
Reply to  saveenergy
August 13, 2021 6:53 am

I mean no disrespect, however I thought the same thing, for about 30 seconds, once, while high.

2hotel9
August 13, 2021 4:21 am

If you could get yourself installed as US President and wanted to destroy America what would you do different from Faux Joe Xiden. List it numerically or alphabetically, which ever blows your skirt up.

Reply to  2hotel9
August 13, 2021 4:27 am

Good grief. Then I’ll have to make another video like Joe’s … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQOViWPeY7k

2hotel9
Reply to  John Shewchuk
August 13, 2021 6:39 am

It is frightening how many people think this moron can save them from,,well, anything.

MarkW
Reply to  2hotel9
August 13, 2021 9:26 am

As long as they keep getting free stuff, they don’t care.

MarkW
Reply to  2hotel9
August 13, 2021 9:26 am

Make energy expensive and unreliable. Check
Offend our allies. Check
Comfort our enemies. Check
Shut down the economy. Check
Re-ignite inflation. Check
Raise taxes. Check
Increase regulations. Check

Yup, he’s got all the bases covered.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2021 8:01 pm

Yes, but you missed:

Open the border to Covid-infected drug runners and assorted terrorists, and then bus them to every state in the Union. It’s called bio-guerilla-warfare, and Traitor Joe is waging it on America. Our President is waging war against us; wrap your head around that.

2hotel9
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
August 14, 2021 3:22 am

Covid is not a worry, drug resistant TB is. People need to get over the damned flu and start worrying about real diseases which the invasion of illegals is spreading across America. Every batch of illegals the Xiden Admin is dumping without warning in cities and towns is an attack against America. We are in a war and the Democrat Party is America’s enemy.

August 13, 2021 4:30 am

Just wait. We haven’t seen the worst of it. The Biden Admin idiots are just getting started with energy dysfunction and skyrocketing prices for everything since everything in modern life depends on fossil fuels.

The coming brutal North American winter starts in 4 months and already high North American natural gas prces are set go even higher under a tight supply squeeze and Biden methane rules idiocy. And that will also drive electricity rate increases. Nothing scares a Democrat swamp rat colony more than the prospect of an election rout. This will be especially true if Cal’s Gov Pretty-boy gets kicked out in September.
The Democrat-Socialists don’t really care about soaring prices for energy. That’s because they only really answer to the privileged weathy. But they do care about getting their ass handed to them in elections, And no amount of lap-dog media propaganda and Big Tech social media manipulation will hide soaring gas, natural gas, and electricity bills for voters in November 2022.

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Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 13, 2021 8:15 am

At the Cyber Symposium yesterdat, Prof. David Clement of NM called them the “Snake Media”. Very apt. They sent crews to the event, but not a single one of them dared to report it even took place. This includes “conservative outlets” like Breitbart and Bongino.

Bruce Cobb
August 13, 2021 5:08 am

Oh the absurdities of being “Green”. Of being both for building infrastructure while attacking what supports it – energy. Of being against fossil fuels but for more foreign oil. Of wanting both energy security yet greater dependence on foreign oil. Of being both for the US, and building up our economy and jobs, while attacking same in favor of “Green” ideology. Of being both for democratic ideals, freedom etc. while attacking same by kowtowing to a quasi world government in the UNIPCC. Some of this appears to be by design. There are enemies within. But a great deal is also sheer stupidity and cowardice.

PCman999
August 13, 2021 5:55 am

“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. ”
The political and mental dysfunction is resolved when you realize that the administration is worried about ‘global recovery’ not U.S. recovery. That would be too patriotic for the woke gang running the US… Running it into the ground…

August 13, 2021 6:14 am

The subject is National Security.
 
Like California that depends on foreign countries located halfway around the world
for 58 percent of the state’s demands for oil, Biden wants the entire country
to be “like” California.
 
To go “green”, America is almost totally dependent on China that controls
the supply chain for the exotic mineral and metals to go green.

August 13, 2021 6:30 am

We’re seeing full-on unmitigated Trump Derangement Syndrome. Their hatred of the man is so great that they are compelled to undo everything Trump did, or even said he supported, even if it produces great harm. They simply cannot admit that the Great Satan Trump was right about anything. And we all are suffering the consequences.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Toby Nixon
August 13, 2021 8:17 am

Without DJT to bash hour-after-hour, CNN now has zero audience, and Rachel Madcow has announced her likely departure from the gig.

Jim
August 13, 2021 6:50 am

Biden and HIS administration are ANTI_AMERICAN. They hate our traditions and seek to eliminate OUR HISTORY.

Coeur de Lion
August 13, 2021 7:00 am

Is that a picture of Jake? Weak little face. Sell.

Hoyt Clagwell
August 13, 2021 7:19 am

“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery.”

But isn’t this from the same people that want a “carbon tax” to raise the cost of fuels so that people will theoretically use less? Are they admitting that increasing the cost of fuels harms the economies of the world?

John Garrett
August 13, 2021 7:28 am

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/12/1027198507/coping-with-the-reality-of-climate-change

Can you believe this shite? Are you kidding me?

Princeton psychology professor Elke Weber interview on NPR:

…And so there’s no question that climate anxiety has gone drastically up by contemplation about sort of what kind of world we live in and what kind of a world we might leave to our children and grandchildren. So it’s very debilitating symptoms that often times have to be treated with medication or with psychotherapy…

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  John Garrett
August 13, 2021 8:18 am

NPR is paid to disseminate this tripe by US tax dollars.

ResourceGuy
August 13, 2021 7:50 am

A worse than expected inflation path resulting in worse than expected dollar valuation path will raise global commodity prices in market clearing no matter the statements and excuses. Get over it.

See the latest import/export inflation numbers and then decide on whether they are “transitory.”

Carlo, Monte
August 13, 2021 8:03 am

instead of being a spineless yes man, and begging for help from Middle Eastern and Russian suppliers who hate America, how about you do your job of protecting the national security and energy security of the United States

Don’t forget that the Biden crime family is owned lock, stock and barrel by these interests. So no, Dementia Zhou is not going to do his job.

ScienceABC123
August 13, 2021 9:25 am

Synopsis:

President Biden to the American people early 2021: “We don’t need more oil.”

President Biden to OPEC mid-2021: “We need more oil!!!”

Roger
August 13, 2021 10:06 am

Score another point for the Globalist Cabal, which cannot succeed in their quest for world domination until and unless the US economy is irreparably broken. Whether the political left in this country is an active participant in this goal, or the Cabal’s ignorant dupes is beside the point. Either way the result is the same.

Tom Abbott
August 13, 2021 11:03 am

Rising gasoline prices are hurting Biden’s favorability ratings.

Biden said yesterday the higher prices were because of the oil companies not lowering the price of gasoline even though the price of oil was lower. More Biden lying, implying the oil companies are cheating the American people, in order to try to deflect blame from himself.

Biden also said he was against increasing gasoline taxes. He knows Americans don’t like higher gasoline prices.

This situation is one reason I don’t think a national CO2 tax is in the cards for the U.S., even with Biden at the helm, because a CO2 tax is just a gasoline tax by another name.

ResourceGuy
August 13, 2021 12:03 pm

But this pipeline helps some as we already knew it would in between the political spin moves in public….

First New Oil Sands Pipeline in Years Could Start Next Month (yahoo.com)

Tomsa
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 13, 2021 1:40 pm

And as I replied to your post with the same link in another thread, this pipeline will not be opening next month. It’s only 60% complete in MN!

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Tomsa
August 13, 2021 2:00 pm

https://www.enbridge.com/media-center/news/details?id=123687&lang=en

“With the Canadian, North Dakota and Wisconsin segments complete, and Minnesota construction progressing well, we expect Line 3 to be fully in service during the fourth quarter.”

Tomsa
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 14, 2021 1:32 pm

Even if it’s completed in the fourth quarter it’s not a NEW oil sands pipeline, just a replacement for the current line three and able to handle a little more product through the 36 inch pipe compared to current 34.

Komerade Cube
August 13, 2021 3:27 pm

And here I thought that Griff’s CCP bosses were pulling Biden’s strings. Perhaps it was the Saudis all along?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Komerade Cube
August 14, 2021 5:39 am

Biden, Inc. has been in bed with the leaders of a lot of foreign nations. It’s very profitable for the Bidens. So, Joe Biden could have a lot of people blackmailing him for one reason or another.

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