It’s the 1970s all over again, and Joe Biden is the new Jimmy Carter

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW

OCTOBER 17, 2021

By Paul Homewood

Want proof that the Biden administration is really the second incarnation of the Carter administration? We have runaway inflation, Americans trapped overseas, a member of the first family who tried to do business with Libya and a president begging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC Plus) to increase oil production. It’s like the 1970s all over again.

Gas prices have risen $1 a gallon since Joe Biden’s election, while crude oil prices have doubled since November to $83 per barrel — and some analysts predict they could rise by another $10 before the end of the year. Natural gas prices have shot up more than 150 percent in the same period, which means winter heating bills for the half of American homes that use natural gas are projected to be 30 percent higher than last year — 49 percent higher in the Midwest.

This is the result of deliberate policy choices. Biden has made clear his intention to tax and regulate the fossil fuel industry out of existence. During the 2020 campaign, he declared, “I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel.”

Well, those threats have consequences. Today, the number of rigs producing oil across the United States is 528, roughly half its 2019 peak under President Donald Trump. When you tell oil producers you plan to put them out of business, they are not going to bolster production or drill more wells. When your $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” plan would impose punitive taxes oil and gas, the producers are going to get the picture that building back better doesn’t include them.

And when you make clear you plan to destroy an industry, banks and investment firms stop investing in it. The New York Times reports that the “flow of capital from Wall Street has slowed to a trickle after a decade in which investors poured over $1.4 trillion into North American oil and gas producers through stock and bond issues and loans” as woke capitalists “pare their exposure to fossil fuels to meet the commitments they have made to fight climate change.” BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced that it intends to have “net zero emissions across our entire assets under management by 2050.”

The result? Less fossil fuel production and higher prices — with lower-income Americans who can afford it the least penalized the most at the pump.

Full story here.

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Ron Long
October 18, 2021 6:07 pm

Add to the similarities Billy Carter Beer and Hunter Biden “Art”, both losers riding coattails.

Scissor
Reply to  Ron Long
October 18, 2021 6:40 pm

I don’t think the Chinese owned the Carter family. I don’t think that Billy was taking showers with or having sex with Amy.

Opus
Reply to  Ron Long
October 18, 2021 7:59 pm

At least you could get a buzz off of Billy Beer and if you have a unopened can, you’re rich.

MarkW
Reply to  Opus
October 19, 2021 6:50 am

I suspect that in 50 years, those paintings that are currently selling for $500,000, will still be worth less than $1000. (Inflation adjusted of course.)

Christopher Paino
Reply to  Opus
October 19, 2021 8:56 am

You can get an unopened six-pack with the original plastic ring for next to nuthin’.

Editor
October 18, 2021 6:09 pm

Let’s go, Brandon!!!

Regards,
Bob

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 18, 2021 6:19 pm

Let’s go, Brandon!!!

Pauleta
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 18, 2021 6:50 pm

C’mon man!

LOL

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Pauleta
October 18, 2021 11:03 pm

Do not Come.

Do not Come.

HANK
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 20, 2021 4:31 am

DO NOT COME…

…until we can arrange flights in the middle of the night for you.

gringojay
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 18, 2021 7:04 pm

Chalk talk =

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John
October 18, 2021 6:10 pm

guess what
you got exactly what you asked for

a Fxxx Wxxx brain dead President

and guess what you have him for another 3 years

so get ready to freeze with no energy and starve because there is no fuel for the trucks and farmers

But what is worse is he is imposing his will on the World with the idiot BOJO

telling everybody they must be net zero

wake up America and prove that you are really an educated country

throw out this idiot while you still have a chance

Reply to  John
October 18, 2021 6:36 pm

We did not elect him President.

Derg
Reply to  Tom Konerman
October 18, 2021 6:39 pm

Remember they told us that a pipeline company can be hacked but it is impossible to hack an election 😉

Robert of Texas
Reply to  Derg
October 18, 2021 7:22 pm

What they meant to say is “You just elected a hack.”

SxyxS
Reply to  Derg
October 19, 2021 1:58 am

In fact there was a short MSM documentary about ” How easy the election can be manipulated”.
But this documentary happened in the Trump era (ice age)
and as they say the exact opposite now (AGW)
the possible manipulation of the election is a crazy conspiracy theory and the documentary does no longer exist for the same reasons as the nat geo ice age documentary.

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Tom Konerman
October 19, 2021 12:03 am

The Chinese did that for us …

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MarkW
Reply to  Tom Konerman
October 19, 2021 6:57 am

There was a recent article about how rich leftwingers funded a movement to replace the government employees who used to handle the examination and counting of ballots with private employees, selected by the rich leftwintgers. There job was to find a way to make sure that every ballot, no matter how badly messed up, was counted.
Of course these leftwing millionaires only funded such efforts in areas that traditionally supported Democrats.

If re-counting ballots only in Democrat districts violated the principle of one man one vote, surely such efforts would also violate that principle.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
October 19, 2021 9:08 am

CTCL—the conduit for Zuckerbucks used finance and influence the mail-in ballot stuffing.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Tom Konerman
October 19, 2021 8:21 am

Cho Bide En?

Ron Long
Reply to  John
October 18, 2021 6:49 pm

We are stuck with Brandon, for sure, but maybe not for 3 more years. The 25th Amendment says that if the President should be unable to perform his/her duties as President the Vice President becomes President. The trick is figuring who refers the question of the fitness of the President for medical review. If the Congress can do it, we may only have to wait one more year.

Robert of Texas
Reply to  Ron Long
October 18, 2021 7:24 pm

Um, so we get Kamala Harris instead? Are you trying to frighten me or depress me?

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  Robert of Texas
October 18, 2021 9:07 pm

The same puppeteers will be pulling her strings too.

Reply to  Ron Long
October 19, 2021 4:42 am

Dopey Joe is incompetent. Kamala (don’t be attaching no epithets) is EVIL. Do not open Kamala’s (Pandora) Box as you do not want what will fly out.

Sara
Reply to  John
October 19, 2021 3:49 am

I didn’t vote for him. Please leave me off that list of f—wits. Thank you. 😉

Drake
Reply to  Sara
October 20, 2021 4:44 pm

Ditto!

Edward Katz
October 18, 2021 6:15 pm

American have the chance to reverse this idiocy in next year’s mid-term elections. Give the GOP control of Congress and they’ll block any more of Biden’s asinine moves before it’s too late.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Edward Katz
October 18, 2021 6:36 pm

What asinine moves? Biden’s agenda has been stalled from the start by Minchin and the requirement to get 60 votes to pass any meaningful legislation in the senate. There is no need for the GOP to block anything since the democrats are doing it themselves.

Derg
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 6:41 pm

Lol…Democrats own both houses and the Presidency.. you can’t possibly be that stupid

60 votes 😉

And remember this stupid President just issues executive orders and the equally stupid circle back press secretary calls the laws.

Good one Izaak.

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H.R.
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 7:07 pm

You’re close to the mark, Izaak.

Most of the Commie-NWO-Create-Serfs-Eliminate-The-Middle-Class-stuff is being rammed through via regulation and Executive Order or just the threat of same.

Even a blind squirrel finds a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup now and then. Good job.👍

meab
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 7:21 pm

Budget bills require only 51 votes in the Senate, Isick. You should take a remedial course in US civics before you falsely pontificate again. Oh, and it’s Manchin, not “Minchin”, and it’s not just Manchin. He and Sinema are keeping Brandon from getting 50 votes so, so far, Kamala Harris doesn’t even get the tie break.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  meab
October 18, 2021 8:18 pm

Meab,
Yes budget bills only require 51 votes and yes I misspelt Senator Manchin’s name. However you cannot do much using only budget reconcilliation. Biden’s agenda is dead in the water and has been before he even started his term of office.

Don Perry
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 5:23 am

Control of the Senate controls what judges get approved from presidential appointments. Today, the ideology of judges is damned near as important as who’s president.

Rick C
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:46 am

You say that like it’s a bad thing. 😄

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 8:27 am

I’ve always been fascinated how liberals actually seem to feel that unless they get 100% of what they want, then they got nothing.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 7:22 pm

“What asinine moves?”

Every move Biden has made.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 7:28 pm

The main reason we want the Republicans to take over the U.S. House is so we can impeach Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for dereliction of duty for failing to stop the invasion of the United States by illegal aliens.

We also want to start investigations on all the criminal Democrats in and out of Congress, and the Washington DC swamp, concentrating on the criminal enterprise that was the Obama/Biden administration and continuing with the Biden administration. And Hillary. Let’s not forget Hillary. She’s the one that started and paid for this whole Russia collusion hoax. Hillary should go to jail, too..

It’s time for major reform of every government agency, and the criminals that are in these agencies should go to jail.

It’s time for Republicans to play hardball with those who seek to destory our Republic. And we know who they are. No more Mr. Nice Guy. How about it, Republicans?

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 18, 2021 9:36 pm

Tom,
The US is not being “invaded”. Ilegal immigration might be higher than in previous years but not significantly so. And the recent surge began under Trump and is due mostly to COVID devastating the economies of Southern and Central America which is not something you can blame on Biden and Harris. Finally if not stopping illegal immigration was a dereliction of duty then surely every President since Washington should have been impeached.

And can you explain why the republicans in 2024 would be any more successful in investigating Obama when they failed in 2020 despite being in control of all three branches of government?

Independent
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 10:52 pm

As of August 2021, CBP enforcement actions have increased 169.3% over 2020’s TOTAL – as in ~10 months of fiscal year 2021 (fiscal year ends 9/30).

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enforcement-statistics

We’ll have to remember that apparently a 169.3% increase (and much higher once the full numbers are in) is “not significant” the next time someone wants to argue that a claimed 0.7-degree temperature increase or 0.1 pH decrease is so devastating.

Independent
Reply to  Independent
October 22, 2021 3:02 pm

Just as a follow-up for anyone still reading, CBP released the total illegal immigration number for the last year today (attempting to bury the news on a Friday afternoon in classic DC style). It is the HIGHEST EVER in the history of the United States. I’m sure Izaak won’t reply or even read this, just as he ignored the previous evidence I posted proving what he said was a ridiculous lie. That’s “progressives” for you.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 4:20 am

“And can you explain why the republicans in 2024 would be any more successful in investigating Obama when they failed in 2020 despite being in control of all three branches of government?”

I think the presidential election of 2020 has opened a lot of Republican eyes.

I also think the upcoming 2022 elections are going to weed out the weak-kneed Republicans and replace them with America-First Republicans.

Biden won Arizona by about 10,500 votes. There were over 50,000 illegal/invalid votes cast in Arizona’s elections. You do the math. And this same situation occurred in all the Battleground States. In some cases more votes were cast in a precinct that there were voters. Republicans aren’t buying the 2020 election. And they are mad about it. So, we’ll see what happens.

And Trump is drawing 50,000 or so attendees to every monthly political rally he has held so far. And he is going to run again and is probably going to be elected, considering the alternatives. Let’s see how fast Trump can undo the damage Biden has done.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 19, 2021 7:07 am

Illinois recently charged 300 people with casting illegal ballots.
And those were just the ones that were so bad they couldn’t ignore them.

Reply to  MarkW
October 19, 2021 9:29 am

Our Founders mandated a secret ballot for obvious reasons.
The downside is that fraudulent voting is nearly impossible to detect and then prove.

You do have to be really incompetent to get caught.
The Democrat solution? Further loosen voting integrity by eliminating signature requirements and voter identification, increasing ballot distribution and prohibiting rational verification of voting registrations.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  George Daddis
October 19, 2021 6:31 pm

“Our Founders mandated a secret ballot for obvious reasons.
The downside is that fraudulent voting is nearly impossible to detect and then prove.”

That’s right. We can see there were a lot of questionable ballots cast but we can’t change the results with only that. There is the possibility that the election in Arizona will be decertified, but that’s probably not going to happen, and it would not change the outcome of the election even if Trump won Arizona. He needed three more of the Battleground States to win, which he almost got in 2020. Biden only won by about 50,000 votes total in the Battleground States.

The only reasonable thing we can do is to try to make sure that only legal voters vote in the next election and beyond. That’s freedoms only hope.

No doubt, the Democrats are going to do everything they can to allow illegal aliens to vote in U.S. elections. The Democrats figure most of the illegal aliens will vote for Joe and the Democrats since that’s who is paying them right now with promises to pay them more in the future. What’s not to like from an illegal alien’s perspcetive?.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 19, 2021 8:24 am

Start by building that wall, and pipeline.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 6:48 am

Why do you parrot the lies of the American progressive brain-dead leftists?

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:06 am

So 4 or 5 times greater is just a little bit more.
Then again, you think that a few tenths of a degree warmer is going to end civilization.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:23 am

Who is paying the airfare for Haitians to fly into Mexico so they can walk across Dear Leader BaiDen’s open border?

R Terrell
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 19, 2021 1:03 pm

I can assure you it’s NOT a conservative, or even a REAL Republican!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  R Terrell
October 19, 2021 4:34 pm

Judging by the estimated number of Haitians, it has to be more than a handful of flights—airlift might be a better description.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 8:23 am

Why are you on the wrong end of every argument?

ATheoK
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 6:47 pm

And can you explain why the republicans in 2024 would be any more successful in investigating Obama when they failed in 2020 despite being in control of all three branches of government?”

Aggressively ignorant to the core, dizzy.

Republicans were not in control of all three houses in 2020, or 2019 or 2018 or 2017.

In 2017 and 2018, Republicans technically had control, except RINOs ‘Republicans in Name Only’ are full fledged members of the uniparty and vote in concord with democrats; so long as they get their cut of pork. RINOs consistently voted with democrats in all four years of Trump’s Administration.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 22, 2021 2:50 am

Hillary makes Kamala look like Glinda the Good! How many of the Clinton friends and associates have offed themselves now? The Clintons have a long history of dirty dealing going way back. Slick Willie’s gift to Arkansas after he moved into the White House was to scatter cute little brick post offices all over the landscape.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:03 am

If the Democrats had the courage of your convictions, they would get rid of the fillibuster, and use their bare majority to pass enough new election laws to ensure that they never lose another election.

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Edward Katz
October 19, 2021 12:13 am

If nothing is done about election integrity, then the Dems will “win” most of the House and Senate seats in 2022 now that they know they can get away with it. The “polls” don’t mean anything when 93% of ballots go into adjudication (Fulton County). They don’t even have the Presidential election to worry about. They’ll leave a few seats to some Rinos, because it’s handy to have some opposition around on which they can put the blame for the many things that will go wrong, and also to keep the illusion of Democracy going … They might even have enough seats to rewrite the Constitution.

MarkW
Reply to  Edward Katz
October 19, 2021 7:03 am

Biden will just continue to use executive orders to enact what his handlers want.

Admin
October 18, 2021 6:18 pm

The bit I find puzzling is why they believe ending fossil fuel before an alternative available will produce anything other than chaos?

My theory is they have a magical belief in engineers. They don’t understand them, they don’t like the way engineers talk back and make them feel stupid whenever they propose running the country on renewables, so they convince themselves the engineers just need to be nudged in the right direction, be given a bit of direction, then they’ll knuckle down and sort everything out.

Plenty of examples of this kind of thinking in “Atlas Shrugged”.

John
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 6:24 pm

no Engineers would tell them the truth
they believe there own BS and smell regularly to prove it still smells good

Admin
Reply to  John
October 18, 2021 7:29 pm

Ah, but you’re talking from the perspective of the engineer 😉

Rick C
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 19, 2021 8:01 am

Speaking from the perspective of an engineer, good engineers take pride in being problem solvers. The more difficult the problem the more skill required to solve it. Engineers must also recognize their limitations. Not getting it right can kill.

But it is also critical that engineers recognize that they cannot do the impossible and make that clear to those who ask them to.

Editor
Reply to  John
October 18, 2021 7:53 pm

The engineers that told Joseph Stalin the truth ended up dead or in gulags. The engineers that kept their mouths shut ended up dead or in gulags too, because there was no way they could meet the targets set by the party. This is not a good time to be an engineer in America.

Dean
Reply to  Mike Jonas
October 18, 2021 8:47 pm

The book “Stalin and the Scientists” by Ings goes into great depth just how bad it was in the USSR.

Sam Capricci
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 6:50 pm

I always picture them the same as depicted in this cartoon…

http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/gallery/math/math07.gif

That’s the one where the board has equations and then a miracle happens and then more equations. Liberals and Democrats, if they weren’t so destructive, they seem to just live their lives based on the magical thinking.

ATheoK
Reply to  Sam Capricci
October 19, 2021 8:04 pm

Yes!
I got process plans from Finance one year that were exactly that. Only they depicted it as a blue cloud.

Everything went into the cloud, magic happened and magic stuff came out. Apparently it was good stuff as it made everyone happy. They didn’t define it, but the recipients were happy:

  • No detailed data items.
  • No detailed data methods,
  • No detailed data sources, format, significant numbers, etc.
  • No detailed data processing requirements,
  • No data storage requirements,
  • No data handlings post processing or further handlings.

They had seven graphics. Every one had a blue cloud where magic happened. They took years to come up with their “processes” and I had months to implement.
Did I mention that they were promoted imperious accountants?

jtom
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 6:52 pm

Some I’ve talked to can not grasp that the energy output of a solar cell cannot exceed the energy it receives from the sun. They believe engineers can simply replicate Moore’s law using solar cells. And they have zero understanding of how much energy we use. We’ll just put a bunch of batteries in a big ol’ warehouse, and run the city on batteries for the two or three days the wind doesn’t blow. Sure. Easy.

It’s really useless. Sometimes you have to let them suffer the consequences of their ignorance, and try to minimize the effect it will have on you.

Admin
Reply to  jtom
October 18, 2021 7:26 pm

YES – this is driving Aussie treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s green madness. His calculations show that when you apply a geometric progression the the capabilities of solar panels and batteries, we can electrify Australia by next Tuesday for the price of a pack of smokes.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 8:17 pm

we can electrify Australia by next Tuesday for the price of a pack of smokes.

Given the incredible increase in the price of smokes, that may be true before long. $50 a packet?

I don’t smoke cigarettes myself so it’s not an issue for me, but not only do they do the same to cigars, which I do, they won’t let you bring in more than a couple. It’s a massive tax grab.

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Dean
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 18, 2021 8:48 pm

Its $50 for a small pack.

Kevin
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 8:41 pm

Coal was used to power the steam engines which not only removed water from the mines to allow more coal to be mined, it also drove the machines that transported the coal. The same was largely true for oil although it had to be refined first.

We have seen no similar examples of self-sustaining production in renewables. How can renewables be scaled up to power a modern economy when they are not used to power the factories that produces the solar panels and wind turbines?

Derg
Reply to  Kevin
October 19, 2021 2:08 am

Kevin stop asking good questions

H.R.
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 7:17 pm

Nope, Eric. The plan is to destroy everything so the Commies can “Build Back Better.” Chaos is the end goal.

The socio-psychopath-narcissistic elites expect to hoover up all the remaining middle-class wealth while we newly created serfs, live a life of subsistence and attend to their needs.

What’s not to like if you’re a globalist multi-billionaire?***



***Trouble is, each one thinks that they are the smartest person in the room and should be at the top. Oopsie! That’s when the long knives come out until only one is left.

Admin
Reply to  H.R.
October 18, 2021 7:28 pm

There is certainly a desire to restore the concept of aristocracy, you just need to see photos of post Covid Hollywood events, where only the help wear masks.

Robert of Texas
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 7:28 pm

They believe in people who have interesting sounding degrees but who did not actually learn anything useful in our jokes-for-universities. These graduates can probably lead a group session on Wokfulness or Diversity, but can’t even use a calculator correctly to perform basic math – that was too hard to learn.

MarkW
Reply to  Robert of Texas
October 19, 2021 7:12 am

I read an article this morning about how some students were having full blown panic attacks because there were straight men replacing the radiators in the school approved safe areas.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/oberlin-college-student-angry-cisgender-work-crew-radiators-safe-space

ATheoK
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 19, 2021 7:40 pm

Senior management consisting of promoted from Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Legal or brought in as pseudo science or business graduates of elitist schools are all clueless how people invent, design, program, construct new technology.

Think pointy haired bosses in the Dilbert strip, only more assertive and far insulated from engineers and other hard science/mathematics experts that only confuse the executives.

These are executives who decide major business factors based upon ten seconds of information, none of which is detailed or technical. And they hate to change their decisions.

They believe that if they fire/replace enough incomprehensible techies, the vague work they are demanding will be accomplished, on time…
Aka, the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates mentoring work process.

These senior executive and government yahoos figure if they kick enough butts;

  • Energy dense, endlessly and easily recharged battery technology will be found;
  • Wind farms will be able to overcome their serious shortcomings;
  • Solar arrays will finally be all the vendors promise and will work 24/7/365 anywhere;
  • Electric vehicles will be cheaper, have better range, capacity and efficiency than most ICE engines;
  • Climate change, climate disruption, catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, global Warming will respond to the control of the masters;
  • The world governments subject themselves to the socialist one mind under control of elitists.
Tom Halla
October 18, 2021 6:23 pm

At least Biden,or whomever is actually running this clown show, has not tried price controls. Otherwise, this is the Seventies redux.

Scissor
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 18, 2021 6:42 pm

Biden is trying to get producers to pump more oil. It might not exactly be price controls but it’s just a horse of another color.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Scissor
October 18, 2021 6:47 pm

Yes, but the half assed socialism of price controls under Nixon and Carter are much more destructive.

Admin
Reply to  Scissor
October 18, 2021 7:31 pm

The funny part is they are supposed to pump more oil without drilling any new wells.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 19, 2021 8:27 am

That would involve joined up thinking, not a leftard strong point.

October 18, 2021 6:56 pm

Jimmy Carter was smarter than Biden. In 1977 Carter said that the world will run out of OIL by 2010. CO2 levels should drop any day now.

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jtom
October 18, 2021 6:57 pm

I am just waiting for slow Joe to tell us to lower our thermostats and wear sweaters if heating costs are too high. That’s exactly what Carter said.

There is a difference between the two of them, though. Carter was a disaster as a President, but a fine man. Biden is just a disaster.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  jtom
October 18, 2021 7:37 pm

Biden is definitely not a fine man. He is a self-centered criminal who thinks he knows it all, and he has no empathy for the suffering of innocent people, although he pretends he does. Go by his actions, not his words. Biden’s actions have literally ruined the lives of millions of people all over the world since he gained political power. The trail of misery he has left behind him is unbelievable.

Derg
Reply to  jtom
October 19, 2021 2:10 am

“ I am just waiting for slow Joe to tell us to lower our thermostats and wear sweaters if heating costs are too high”

That is the Stokes plan.

R Terrell
Reply to  jtom
October 19, 2021 1:11 pm

Make that a disaster waiting to happen! Some think it already has!

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  jtom
October 22, 2021 3:14 am

Indeed, Carter was decent and wanted to do the right thing. Biden’s family stuck him in the Senate to give him a job and keep him out of their business. Most families have a dullard somewhere that needs to be kept out of trouble.

H.R.
October 18, 2021 6:58 pm

“Lesko Brandon” makes Jimmah Cahtah look like a g-e-e-e-e-n-i-u-s.




N.B.: I have zero sympathy for the fully cognizant klepto-politico Zho Baidan and his “10% for the Big Guy.” I have a mother-in-law with dementia and I have a lot of sympathy for thoroughly-being-screwed-used-drugged-mugged Joe Biden of the past 2 or 3 years.-


Shameful, evil abuse of a near-corpse who knows not what he does by the GEBs,*** let alone what time it is… other than pudding and naptime and “read or sign this.” They are probably lying to him about his 10%. Screw Dementia Joe, sez they.




*** GEB = Globalist or Greedy Evil Bastard. Take your pick, but most often it’s both.

Mark Ulmer
October 18, 2021 7:17 pm

That headline is really insulting to Carter.

Robert of Texas
October 18, 2021 7:20 pm

I thought Carter was the worst president in my life until biden, but I don’t remember him being THIS BAD. biden has, in my opinion, completely moved the bar on utter irresponsibility and total incompetence to a new level. So saying biden is as bad as Carter is giving biden too much credit – he is much worse.

Lil-Mike
Reply to  Robert of Texas
October 18, 2021 9:14 pm

Jimmy was too concerned with being a man of peace. This became leverage that could be used against him. Being a man of peace, a foreign actor could commit just about any act of war, and Jimmy couldn’t respond without breaking his main conviction. Ronald Reagan on the other hand would joke “We’ve outlawed communism, the bombs are flying” on a supposedly muted hot-mike. Causing Gorbachev to shit his pants and walk a fine line.

Anon
October 18, 2021 7:26 pm

At least we will have the televisions shows to go along with the “new Carter”:

All in the Family – Archie Bunker on Democrats

I was too young to see these when they aired, but I remember some of the reruns. It is amazing how eras repeat themselves.

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Capn Mike
Reply to  Anon
October 19, 2021 12:07 am

I was sayin’ just the other day: “Norman Lear may have been a commie, but Archie got all the best lines”.
Also, listen to the applause on this clip.

Duane
October 18, 2021 7:27 pm

Nope, nope, nope.

Crude oil production in the US dropped dramatically starting in March 2020 due to a crash in oil demand due to COVID, which naturally caused a steep reduction in oil prices. US producers produce according to prevailing prices, not political rhetoric.

Then starting in late 2020 the world economy cranked up again, as everyone knows, and the immediate result was a runup in oil prices. EIA and industry leaders now predict the inevitable runup in US oil production through next year with the expectation that oil prices will then come back down to somewhere less than today’s price of $90 per bbl to around $72/bbl … and likely lower still if supply inevitably overshoots demand.

World oil prices are totally a function of supply vs demand which has nothing to do with who is in the White House. In fact US oil production peaked in 2019 and has been coming down ever since, with acceleration in the drop hitting with COVID.

Supply vs demand, not politics.

Admin
Reply to  Duane
October 18, 2021 7:33 pm

Sure its supply vs demand, but politics has choked off the supply, like Biden’s ban on new leases and pipeline cancellations. In a hostile environment, people stop investing. The USA would be awash with oil if Trump was still at the helm.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 18, 2021 9:42 pm

Eric,
Given the timelag between investing in new oilwells and them producing oil there is no way any of Biden’s policies can be responsible for the current shortage. Do you really think that in 6 months a oil company could apply for a new off-shore lease, build a rig and start producing oil? Any shortages in 2021 are due to Trump’s polices not Biden’s.

Derg
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 2:14 am

You just get dumber and dumber.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
October 19, 2021 6:52 am

Oh yeah, he’s quoting straight out of the playbook.

Don Perry
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:59 am

That is the most politically ignorant statement I’ve ever heard in my 78 years. My God, how can you be so utterly clueless?

MarkW
Reply to  Don Perry
October 19, 2021 8:31 am

There’s no way someone would work that hard at being clueless, unless they were being paid for the effort.

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Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 9:28 am

when your lease is canceled due to presidential whim appeasing the watermelon left then you have no option but to stop producing from that lease this has an IMEDIATE effect on supply then you have a choice you either write off the investment or wait it out but the instant effect is still there try again but be intellectually honest this time.

DonM
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 12:06 pm

Izaak,

That damn Trump.

It really irritates me that Trump did everything he could constrain the transport of oil by discouraging & even shutting down pipelines … the most efficient way of moving oil.

That damn Trump … it’s all his fault

(DUMB-ASS)

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
October 19, 2021 7:22 am

So the price wars between Russia and Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with it.
The tiny drop in energy demand due to COVID explains everything.

DonM
Reply to  Duane
October 19, 2021 11:55 am

Duane,

Constraining supply (intentionally or no) is politics.

Constraining activities (to such a ridiculous extent) due to the COVID scare is politics.

Politics significantly impacts both supply and demand. Take off you blinders … you can’t be as stupid as your post makes you appear.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  DonM
October 19, 2021 12:25 pm

I disagree. There are none so blind as those that refuse to open their eyes. Duane is either willfully ignorant, or just doing his master’s bidding. Either way it points to incredible stupidity.

William Haas
October 18, 2021 7:35 pm

Biden’s ignorance and incompetence has led form one disaster to another. He has become the disaster President. He seems to have so little authority at the White House that he has to get permission to answer questions. Getting the most incompetent people to fill positions in his administration has not helped matters either. Who ever is actually calling the shots is trying to take the USA apart. After cutting energy production with the hope of cutting CO2 emissions he has a lot of gall to ask foriegn producers for more fossil fuels to burn. Cutting fuel production without an adequate alternative has been a really stupid idea. If we are really going to cut energy use so as to fight climate change then we do not need all of this infrastructure. If we are trying to cut energy use then we should not be adding people to this country through illegal integration. Maybe it would be best to stop foriegn trade considering the energy use involved. I think it would be best for all if Joe Biden concentrated on personally fighting climate change by remaining in his basement in Delaware in strict climate lockdown.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  William Haas
October 18, 2021 10:28 pm

What disasters? From an outsider perspective there appears to be little substantial difference between his administration and Trump’s. The economy etc are all following essentially the same trajectory that they have been on since 2008 and the end of the great recession.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 18, 2021 10:53 pm

Izaak,
Your attempts at comedy are still a little weak and unfocused! I would recommend that you’ve hit the open mikes for a few more years, and get back to us after people start laughing at your jokes!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 6:53 am

Izaak the Idiot demonstrates (again) how he earned his moniker.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 19, 2021 7:24 am

Who needs data, Izaak has a agenda to push.
The economy was improving rapidly under Trump.
It’s collapsing today.

Then again, Izaak still claims that he can see rapid increases in temperature and sea level rise.

D K
October 18, 2021 7:37 pm

The 70’s may be the only decade he can remember and he wants to bring them back

David S
October 18, 2021 7:40 pm
  • “I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel.”” Translation: If you live in a cold winter area you’re going to freeze to death.
Lil-Mike
Reply to  David S
October 18, 2021 9:24 pm

you’re going to freeze to death.”

Yeah, the younger set doesn’t remember the 70s, when people who couldn’t pay their utilities bills froze to death in their apartments. This sad event will return this winter I’m afraid.

The Ship Hits the Sand when a few elderly people freeze to death due to the administration’s energy policy errors. I’m surprised sleepy joe doesn’t see this coming.

Don Perry
Reply to  Lil-Mike
October 19, 2021 8:01 am

Well, you know Medicare is due to come to crisis, so what better way to solve it than eliminating those on Medicare?

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Don Perry
October 19, 2021 12:29 pm

That’s really cynical and dark, but I can’t come up with an argument against it.

willem post
October 18, 2021 7:53 pm

For decades, Joe Biden has been, and still is, a big-talking, bragging, plagiarizing, grifting and grafting, corrupt, glad-hander, who likes to sniff and feel other men’s women and children.

He has been near brain-dead for a long time.

He is totally ineffective at anything he does; even his mentor Obama agrees.

He is a puppet in the hands of Socialist idiots, who know not their belly buttons from a hole in the ground.

Biden and his handlers are zig-zagging from corner to post, created NOTHING BUT AWFUL RESULTS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY RUIN/WEAKEN THE US FOR A LONG TIME.

Their malfeasances amount to TREASON.

Carter was a highly intelligent nuclear engineer, who advised admiral Rickover

HE WROTE NUMEROUS WELL-RECEIVED BOOKS AFTER HE RETIRED,

He received a Nobel peace price, while in office.

There is NO comparison between Biden and Carter

HIDING THE HUNTER BIDEN EVIDENCE TO PROTECT JOE BIDEN
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/hiding-the-hunter-biden-evidence-to-protect-joe-biden

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Dennis
Reply to  willem post
October 18, 2021 9:20 pm

Biden
Laptop
Matters

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  willem post
October 19, 2021 6:55 am

Well said.

Alan
October 18, 2021 8:04 pm

A little off topic, I’ve been arguing with a liberal alarmists who claims no climate scientist has ever claimed the artic would be ice by 2013. I’m tired and ready for bed. I figure someone here can supply an answer.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Alan
October 18, 2021 9:24 pm

A Professor Wadhams (sp?) at Cambridge University predicted, in 2000, that the Arctic would be “ice-free” by 2015. (Note that “ice-free” means less than 1 million square kilometres of ice). The professor is an expert on the Arctic.
He revised his prediction in 2013 to be icwe-free in 2017, IIIRC, and then revised it agin in 2015 to make it 2020 (again IIRC).
Of course, that famous climate scientist, former Vice President Al Gore, also predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free.
Others have joined in the predictions, but I don’t have the references.

Alan
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 19, 2021 8:22 am

Thanks.

Vlad the Impaler
Reply to  Alan
October 19, 2021 5:31 am

Go to that website that someone posted a few days ago:

extinctionclock.org

It has what the claim was, and where it was published; it has yet-to-be-fulfilled (with a countdown clock) prognostications, as well as ‘use-by-this-date’ prognostications, and how long ago the failed prediction was (with a count-up clock). Just grab the documentation from the website, and direct your acquaintances to each reference. You know that if you hand them the website and say, ‘go look at this’, they won’t.

Hope that helps, and my Regards to you and yours,

Vlad

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Vlad the Impaler
October 19, 2021 12:39 pm

That’s a great site. Bookmarked. Thanks for mentioning it.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Alan
October 19, 2021 6:56 am

It’s a stupid claim, the sea refreezes every winter.

SMC
October 18, 2021 8:36 pm

Biden and the Democrats were very clear on what they were running on; resist Trump, put people out of work, resist Trump, close businesses, resist Trump, raise taxes, resist Trump, take away rights, resist Trump.

Why is everyone so surprised that they are attempting to fulfill the agenda they made? If you voted Biden, assuming the election wasn’t actually rigged, then this is what you voted for. Why are folks surprised?

bonbon
Reply to  SMC
October 19, 2021 1:25 am

Because folks do not understand the upheaval. Trump campaigned for Glass-Steagall and was unable to carry it out. BlackRock was handed the economy, lock stock and barrel…
Biden is no different, although he never mentioned Glass-Steagall…

This started back when Nixon killed Bretton Woods, 1971, before Carter.

MarkW
Reply to  SMC
October 19, 2021 7:39 am

They are still running against Trump.

Dean
October 18, 2021 8:38 pm

Let’s Go Brandon

Jock
October 18, 2021 10:03 pm

Just an observation, Politicians and bureacrats are not the brightest. But the Bankers and investors are. Look at what has been happening. Sell the fossil fuel utilities, drive down their share prices. Deny them the ability to raise capita. Buy the gas and coal futures. Watch the fuel markets skyrocket. In the short run Governments and voters will scream for more fossil fuels . But the activists and Bankers will say; Its because there wasnt enough windmills. We have to build more and more!! Think of the subsidies!

Doonman
October 18, 2021 10:10 pm

Under Carter it was “Drive 55” to save oil, because OPEC was running out of oil.

Under Biden, it’s “Drive 0” to get rid of oil to save the earth, but OPEC should increase production to drive oil prices down.

Which fairy tale is your favorite one?

Ric
October 19, 2021 12:41 am

Stolen elections have consequences – now enjoy them.

October 19, 2021 4:39 am

“— with lower-income Americans who can afford it the least penalized the most at the pump.”

A comma separating the prefatory clause might be nice.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Doug Huffman
October 19, 2021 8:27 am

Who made you, the comma police?

Ed Fox
October 19, 2021 4:42 am

Jimmy had impure thoughts. Biden has none.

Ed Fox
October 19, 2021 4:54 am

Biden: “Is it net zero emissions or ah, net zero economy? That economy thingy I can do. The uh, other one. Not so much.”

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Ed Fox
October 19, 2021 12:41 pm

That’s much to clever to have come from Biden or his handlers.

ResourceGuy
October 19, 2021 5:43 am

Send in the crazed rabbit and Edward Markey to complete the picture.

ResourceGuy
October 19, 2021 5:45 am

Yet we still ignore Party planks when voting–so does the media.

R Taylor
October 19, 2021 6:00 am

The Biden-Carter comparison is an insult to Carter. The only reason the usual sycophants turned on Carter is that he had some integrity.

October 19, 2021 6:22 am

It’s all political.

MarkW
October 19, 2021 6:48 am

Today, the number of rigs producing oil across the United States is 528, roughly half its 2019 peak under President Donald Trump.

There are some who will try to spin this as proof that oil was never economical.

Olen
October 19, 2021 7:23 am

And they are both Democrats.

Dave
October 19, 2021 7:45 am

One HUGE difference. Jimmy Cater was a good, decent, educated, intelligent man. Joe Biden is a corrupt dunce.

CD in Wisconsin
October 19, 2021 8:12 am

“This is the result of deliberate policy choices. Biden has made clear his intention to tax and regulate the fossil fuel industry out of existence. During the 2020 campaign, he declared, “I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel.””

************

Absolutely, and I have suggested this before: Everyone in the fossil fuel industry needs to lay out a timetable for shutting down all fossil fuel power plants and oil refineries by the end of Biden’s first term (assuming he gets that far). The glorious transformation to a Green energy economy can then begin.

Once the economy has collapsed (or nearly so), then Biden and company can Build Back Marxist …..or something like that. Of course, the whole debacle will be the fossil fuel industry’s fault, so Building Back Marxist will be completely justified.

Once we are all happily living in a wind and solar Green energy utopia, Congress should make Biden’s birthday a national holiday after he’s gone. Such a glorious economic and energy transformation should not go without being celebrated each year. /sarc

The voters should always get what they asked for.

Andy Pattullo
October 19, 2021 8:50 am

It appears all of us in (formerly) wealthy western democratic nations will have a chance to sample life in the centrally planned socialist utopia we have all been promised by clear-thinking, benevolent prophets such as Sleepy Joe, Greta Thunderpants and that modestly living film ego Leonardo something or other. We will get the chance whether we want it or not – that’s a feature of socialism, not a flaw or so it seems. Let’s all pay attention to how our lives are transformed for the better (or shorter). We are about to inherit the gifts of progressivism. We should all be grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Earth’s abundance with our withering corpses once things get into full gear. If we don’t fight for sanity now we will lose the opportunity to fight later.

Joe Bastardi
October 19, 2021 9:22 am

For all his faults, Carter was a good man that was not a fraudulent liar. This guy is the point man for that and has been his whole career. Besides Susan Rice and Obama are running the show

October 19, 2021 10:09 am

Ten years ago crude oil was $120 a barrel, when oil price dropped, oil companies were laying off staff.

ResourceGuy
October 19, 2021 10:59 am

Back then you could blame big (domestic) oil and Arabs. Today it’s harder to not blame the lockstep policy drive for the cliff with policy and advocacy together. Better get the armies of message managers on it.

Danley Wolfe
October 19, 2021 11:18 am

Is WUWT now a gossip column (or whatever) or a serious climate science blog. Can we try to stick mainly to climate science, more along the lines of the earlier WUWT.

Vincent
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
October 19, 2021 2:49 pm

I agree. It’s disappointing to find so many inane comments on certain topics, and personal slurs, instead of rational arguments.

ResourceGuy
October 19, 2021 12:23 pm

First some bolts come loose, then some wheels start flying off. The message managers will not be able to spin alternate reality at that point. Just ask Jimmy.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 19, 2021 12:51 pm
Dave
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 19, 2021 6:28 pm

Sh is more like Bahdad Bob.

Robber
October 19, 2021 1:25 pm

Are we all in some make-believe movie about the end of the world?
When I wake up tomorrow will sanity have returned?

WBrowning
October 20, 2021 6:50 am

New t-shirt: Hey Joe, 1977 called and wants all of it’s failed policies back. Let’s go Brandon!

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