Democrats Vent their Fury as Joe Manchin Shelves Action on Climate Change

Between the Supreme Courts W. Virginia v. EPA decision last month and Manchin’s announcement yesterday, Democrats are demanding to see the manager.

As covered in NBC News

In a radio interview Friday with WV MetroNews, Manchin confirmed that he told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday he was ready to vote to empower Medicare to negotiate drug prices and extend funding under the Affordable Care Act. But he said he wanted to hold off on clean energy funding and other provisions in the Biden agenda bill until at least mid-August, citing inflation concerns.

“I said, ‘Chuck, it’s wrong, it’s not prudent to do the other [items] right now,’” Manchin said, adding that if inflation comes down, “we can come back the first of September and pass this piece of legislation, if it’s a good piece of legislation.”

Democrat politicians were not happy.

“I don’t want to spend one more minute thinking about what Joe Manchin will or won’t do,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the Democrats’ House campaign arm.


WASHINGTON — Democrats are sounding dire warnings after Sen. Joe Manchin tanked their hopes of acting on climate change.

“We’re all going to die,” House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told reporters when asked about the consequences of Congress failing to act.

Yarmuth’s remarks on Friday captured the cocktail of anger, frustration, resentment and powerlessness that many Democrats felt after Manchin, D-W.Va., took a one-man wrecking ball to what’s left of President Joe Biden’s agenda, dealing a heavy blow to their big policy ambitions and further complicating a tough midterm election landscape for the party.

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July 15, 2022 10:24 pm

“We’re all going to die!”

I think they really believe that, the left are so pathetic and dim witted.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  PCman999
July 15, 2022 10:48 pm

I believe it.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 15, 2022 10:50 pm


Bryan A
Reply to  BobM
July 15, 2022 11:46 pm

1 billion WILL DIE… in the next 20 years or so.
7.5 billion WILL DIE…in the next 90 years or so.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Bryan A
July 16, 2022 12:13 am

Yes, and yet population will still rise a bit by then. Go figure.

william Johnston
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 4:46 am

Because dems are more worried about “we” than “them”.

Willem post
Reply to  Bryan A
July 16, 2022 6:15 am

Have you seen the graphs!

Reply to  Bryan A
July 16, 2022 8:48 am

“1 billion WILL DIE… in the next 20 years or so.
7.5 billion WILL DIE…in the next 90 years or so.”

It’s an existential crisis!

Send money now –
think of the children!

Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 8:55 am

Every one you know
Including YOU
And all your loved ones
Will all DIE!
In LESS than a century
Unless you submit to
Luddite innumerate sociopaths
Who can’t just leave us alone
To live our lives.


Gary Pearse
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 9:35 am

I hope the departed are replaced by sensible people. Max Planck stated about a century ago that science advances one funeral at a time!

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Gary Pearse
July 16, 2022 12:34 pm

Gary, given the current mass-disregard for Feynman’s rules of scientific ethics by progressive activist “scientists”, I’d say science is presently regressing one funeral at a time.

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Ron Long
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 3:33 am

Right, and add “hysterical” to the list. I watched several Green Gooney Congress-People act so hysterical reacting to this event that their sanity is called into question.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Ron Long
July 16, 2022 12:37 pm

I can’t stand it when they claim that their failed models are the “preponderance of the evidence”.

Reply to  Ron Long
July 16, 2022 3:43 pm

Many of the Green Gooney Congress critters appear to specialize in acting, not politics or thinking. I thought Cory Booker deserved and Academy Award for his performance in the Senate over Jan 6, though, he has given many other performances worthy of that award. He’s not alone by any means but he did miss his true calling and should be in Hollywood, not DC.

David Kamakaris
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 4:27 am

“We’re all going to die!”

If we call them retroactive abortions, perhaps leftist loons would be ok with it.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 16, 2022 5:07 am

I think the correct term is post partum abortions.

Willem post
Reply to  Yooper
July 16, 2022 6:16 am


Reply to  Willem post
July 16, 2022 1:12 pm

Well they are infantile, so YES.

Reply to  Willem post
July 16, 2022 3:47 pm

Yes, William.

I don’t know if it’s passed yet but Calif. is working on an abortion law that will allow the mother to kill her infant up to two weeks after birth and they are considering making it a far longer time period.
New York State passed a bill allowing “abortion” i.e. infantacide up to the moment of birth. The ex-Gov of Va. was, also, pushing this heinous idea.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 16, 2022 12:50 pm

Tell then that we are thinning the deplorables and they will actively support it.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 16, 2022 6:26 pm

Did they forget that they are “The Party Of Death” ?

Willem post
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 6:14 am

No, no, no.
What Yarmouth means is, we will all not be re-elected!!
That is equivalent to death to a Democrat, because holding a government job is all they know.

Barnes Moore
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 6:27 am

If the dems pass their desired legislation, a lot of people will likely die due to the complete lunacy of GND policies. If the damage it will cause could be isolated to those promoting it, I would be all for it. Unfortunately, it will affect all of us.

Reply to  Barnes Moore
July 16, 2022 8:58 am

More likely to die soon from idiot government policies than die 100yrs from now from an extra few degrees in minimum temperatures.

Reply to  Barnes Moore
July 16, 2022 3:52 pm

The very ones pushing these evil policies will unlikely be the ones to die unless, the people give them the Marie Antoinette solution, that is. They are all rich and the Dems have proven many times they have no intentions of living by, nor suffering from the Laws they pass. We can hope they will but politicians, esp., Democrat ones, have no problem with being hypocrites and their voters are either too dumb, uniformed, brainwashed or stupid to realize what is coming at them.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 7:02 am

And we are all going to pay taxes. The real issues are when and how much.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 16, 2022 3:53 pm

Not all of us. Not even all of the rich, if they’re wealthy Dems or wealthy Dem politicians. They are “special,” don’t ya know?

Dan Sudlik
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 7:24 am

Well at least he got that right. Now he just has to check his calendar. His name is on there sometime.

oeman 50
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 8:00 am

“Just not today.”

Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 8:56 am

Yes, well, the leading cause of death is birth.

Reply to  Slowroll
July 16, 2022 1:14 pm

And the second leading cause of death is abortion.

Reply to  Drake
July 16, 2022 3:55 pm

And the third leading cause of death post-Covid vaccinations is so prevalent is even got its own name, SADS, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

lee riffee
Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 10:33 am

If someone looked at me with a straight face and told me “we are all going to die” due to climate change, I’d have a real hard time not bursting out laughing right in their face! Actually, some people I would respond to with, if not a hearty laugh, then with a very obvious eye-roll.

Reply to  lee riffee
July 16, 2022 4:07 pm

Ridicule is the best response. But do it in a civil way by ridiculing the idea, not the person. But if the person responds as jerk, then go for it !
The so-called “climate crisis”, like “wokeness”, will crumble when the comedians get their mojo back and start making fun of it. These two are my favorite topics for intellectual amusement. [ie, they say the dumbest things! LOL]

Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 10:45 am

We all will die of our last disease, if traumatic death doesn’t take us first.

But that has absolutely nothing to do with the mild and largely favorable warming that is slowly lifting us out of the miserable Little Ice Age. Only the most extreme scenarios of inaccurate and unreliable models suggest anything dire in the future. Meanwhile, the March to “net-zero” threatens to bankrupt and destroy Western civilization, prematurely kill millions, and impoverish and enslave the remaining population.

Reply to  Pflashgordon
July 16, 2022 3:56 pm

Pflash, that’s The Plan! It’s a feature, not a bug.

Reply to  KcTaz
July 16, 2022 7:22 pm

👍 👍

Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 2:58 pm

They are Lawyer politicians who know nothing about science and little about law – other than how to use it to their advantage. They are not businessmen, engineers, scientists, plumbers, roofers nor any other profession of whom’s labors have intrinsic value. They are a self perpetuating bunch of parasites who write laws so vague the meanings have to be argued over by other lawyers in a court overseen by another lawyer judge. Then a lawyer will file an appeal to a be argued by lawyers in a higher court consisting of more lawyers.
I would like to see a law banning lawyers from politics but I don’t trust anyone to write it.

Reply to  czechlist
July 16, 2022 3:58 pm

“A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.” –Mario Puzo

Reply to  PCman999
July 16, 2022 6:23 pm

EMBRACE THE HORROR seems more appropriate

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Philip CM
July 15, 2022 10:32 pm

Martin Heinrich ought to be on his knees thanking Joe Manchin for saving his political career.
Could these characters like Heinrich, so blinded by the agenda get more disconnected from the electorate, or are they convinced that both Biden’s (38%) and the Congressional Democrats (16%) tanking approval numbers are fake news?

Reply to  Philip CM
July 15, 2022 11:19 pm

I wonder who owns Heinrich ?

Philip CM
Reply to  Streetcred
July 16, 2022 5:53 am

To my mind, there is so much taxpayer dollars flowing through the green agenda (pick any country) that anyone who supports net zero is suspect and I immediately distrust their motives. I believe that it will prove out that the earth will be better off without those agendistas and their fear mongering.

Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 4:01 pm

The CAGW politicians are either owned by Big Green or are so stupid they believe the nonsense. As there are a great many appallingly stupid politicians, in fairness, it could be either. Then again, it could be both.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Philip CM
July 15, 2022 11:24 pm

Politics is as real as All-Star wrestling was 50ya- it’s all staged. He & Sen Sinema are racking up
conservative points in their states where they need them to keep their seats as they’re using
liberal foils to look more conservative. CPVI- AZ- R+3, WV- R+23. NM- D+3- Heinrich needs to be
seen as centrist but is also looking to score pts within the Dem Party to be seen as being loyal to
the Cause & what he’s saying is getting the more liberal NM voters “angrified” which will motivate
them to actively support him in his ’24 campaign. As you said, Manchin is actually providing cover to let him be as liberal as he can be.

Manchin didn’t say he’d never support clean energy funding, he said he’d wait until the mid-August
inflation report to decide. Since gas prices are falling & the y-o-y comparisons will be a month
later, the odds of a lower PPI are probably better than 50-50. That gives Manchin a potential out to
switch his position. As you can see, there’s a lot of drama with little substance which is why I stay
away from the day to day action of politics. There’s too much phony behind-the-scenes nonsense!

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Philip CM
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 2:48 am

To be fair to both Manchin and Sinema, neither have shown any love for Biden’s BBB plans. Plans which are economy crippling, no return on tax payer dollars spending, add million(S) permanently to the American yearly social net spending, they are ruinous to both Manchin and Sinema’s States oil and gas production.
Under the American system as I understand it, the elected Senator’s prime duty is to the interest of their individual State. In that regard I’d say Manchin and Sinema are both living up to their end and if it gets them re-elected so much the better.
I think for any politician, unless they are pure ideologues, Party politics is the stumbling block. And Biden and company’s BBB-GND agenda is going to be that stumbling block going into this unspoken recession and the US midterm elections. Biden can blame Trump or Putin or Manchin or whoever, it’s his policies that are being rejected and have cost him so much of his loss in voter approval.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 4:34 am

Naive view, Philip. West Virginia and to a lesser extent Arizona, are conservative-leaning states. Their senators are anomalies given how those states generally vote. Similar to how Republicans have Susan Collins in Maine.

From the perspective of the party bosses, it’s better to have a RINO (or in this case, a DINO), who supports leadership votes and some of their priorities than to have a full-fledged opposition party member in the seat always voting against you. In such cases it is common for otherwise pointless show votes to be scheduled where the “mavericks” can buck the leadership. “Boob bait for the bubbas” is how it was described back in the Clinton years.

West-by-God Virginny voters run a bit to the bubbaesque side.

Philip CM
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 6:26 am

You don’t explain your accusation of naivety. Casting West Virginians as rubes and hicks doesn’t do it.
I was talking about Party politics in terms of the Democrats taking up the green agenda in whole. As both an ideal and enacting far reaching policy actions that will weigh hard on the coming generation, if not longer. I’m talking about the Democrats making left-wing sociocultural statements as policy rather than guiding the nation towards a prosperous future with the least amount of government interference.
There is nothing naïve about it. It is happening, and Manchin and Sinema are two Democrats standing in the way of Biden executing his BBB NGD net zero agenda.
And if they have any success in halting that mess, I’m going to say a prayer for all the Bubba’s out there.

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Old Man Winter
Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 10:52 am

If Manchin & Sinema were to support any far-left agenda, they’re DOA
in their next election. A Congressman in a neighboring district managed
to stay in office by straddling the fence for 30 yrs by voting with the Dem
agenda except on “hot button” conservative issues where if he had gone
with the party, he knew he was DOA. He finally lost when the district
went from D+4 in 2018 to R+13 in 2020.

As for the Dem party, they’re only about having power at any cost so
they can push their “saving humanity” agenda, not giving a rodent’s backside as to how their policies affect anybody.

Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 4:15 pm

I have my suspicions about both of them. However, I’ll take what I can get in the meantime, regardless of their reasons.
A funny aside, I do email Senema on different topics. Whenever I email her to praise her for her vote when she stood up to Dems, I get the nastiest emails back from her office. It’s like for the people answering emails, they really can’t stand that she voted with the GOP. It’s quite weird. If I email her to complain about her vote, I get an email back full of lies about whatever the topic under discussion. I answer it pointing out all the lies. I never get an email back from those which does not surprise me.
Her office is definitely not on board with her when she votes against the Dems.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 7:13 pm

It is naive to think that any politician anywhere ever acts on principle. The best we can hope for is that the approach that the politician takes to advance and maintain their power coincidentally aligns with the interests of the general public to some degree.

Manchin is a politician whose “principles” are dictated by what it takes to stay in power in an otherwise all-red state. Apparently there are a lot of gullible folks who can be fooled by this game.

West Virginians would do better with a Senator who fully aligns with their priorities.

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 8:58 am

They are obviously smarter than a lot of you condescending twits.

Reply to  Slowroll
July 16, 2022 1:26 pm

I agree but they DID elected Manchin even though he was and is left of 70% of the voters in WV. All over a commercial where he fired a gun into cap and trade legislation claiming he would get Washington out of the voters’ pockets.

He has repeatedly voted for more spending by Dems, but these showboat “refusals” give him cover.

Reply to  Slowroll
July 16, 2022 4:30 pm

Brainwashed much, Slowroll? Stick around. Maybe you will learn something but I doubt it.

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 4:08 pm

“Their senators are anomalies given how those states generally vote.”
Az’s Senators were likely elected by the same “system” that allegedly elected Joe Biden. Az has drastically changed its election laws to include a proof of citizenship requirement that the Biden adm. is fighting in court. We will see what happens in 2022 and 2024.
Sen. Kelly is up for reelection this year. There were a great many “irregularities” in 2020.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  KcTaz
July 16, 2022 4:25 pm

proof of citizenship and residence should be required at every level of elections, local to national.

World citizenship does not count, Mr. Obama.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 11:34 am

“the elected Senator’s prime duty is to the interest of their individual State”

Before the 17th Amendment was passed, senators were elected by the state
legislators & your statement was absolutely true. After that, their loyalty shifted to
their national party, keeping in mind that they would still have to listen to their
constituents enough to get re-elected. States usually have both rural & urban areas
so they have to appeal to diverse groups whereas House members mostly have less
diverse groups so their ability is a bit constrained to follow their party if the voters’
issues lean in the other party’s favor. There they have to be good at straddling the
fence so no one gets irate enough to give them the boot. That’s why Manchin &
Sinema have to separate from the Dems, at times.

Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 1:28 pm

One of 2 constitutional amendments in the early 1900 that have lead to the mess the US is in now, Direct election of Senators with NOWAY TO REMOVE THEM by the voters, and the income tax.

Reply to  Drake
July 16, 2022 4:50 pm
  • Seventeenth Amendment. Wilson supported the direct election of U.S. Senators as a means of lessening the power of state political machines.

Signed into law by the first Progressive Democrat President, Woodrow Wilson.
He, also, started the Federal Reserve. We suffer from his “legacy” to this day, tho., the 17th A did go through the normal process for Constitutional Amendments, so Wilson does not deserve the entire blame.
The 18th, however, he fully supported which was a disaster and a great boon to organized crime which, by the way, many people had warned would happen.

  • Eighteenth Amendment. The president indicated support for prohibition and faithfully abided by its provisons in the public areas of the White House, but not in the personal quarters.
Tim Gorman
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 5:29 am

If Manchin is true to his principles he will oppose the Democrats spending plans even if gas prices start to come down. The Democrats have put us in the very same shape they did in the late 70’s. A money supply that has been increased far beyond productivity gains and asset growth, a Fed with a HUGE debt load, a declining labor force participation rate leading to wage growth far beyond productivity growth, and high energy prices.

Even if the growth in gas prices stops it won’t help the base inflation the current energy prices have resulted in. It will be years before wage growth catches up because the Democrat policies of keeping energy prices high have been built in to the government policies and the Bureaucratic Hegemony we currently live in will do its best to keep them in place, regardless of whether the GOP takes Congress and the Presidency.

It took a decade for Reagan and Volker to wring out of the economy what the Dems did. It won’t be any different today. The only cure will be recession and high unemployment, probably lasting till 2030. The only question that remains is if the US electorate will elect someone of the caliber of Reagan and Volker that will withstand the gripes from the public about the bad tasting medicine the US economy needs.

Willem post
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 16, 2022 6:23 am

More and more of the “labor force” is living on government handouts, i.e., not contributing a damned thing, other than sucking from it.

Reply to  Willem post
July 16, 2022 10:55 am

Meanwhile, the U.S. is being invaded by an army numbering in the millions along its southern border. Interestingly and counter to Democrat hopes, most of these people (other than the criminals, druggies and terrorist infiltrators) are hard workers and basically conservative in world views, just as likely or more than likely to end up being Republicans or Independents if they could legally vote.

Reply to  Pflashgordon
July 16, 2022 4:53 pm

In Blue states, not being a citizen is no impediment to voting. In Blue states, being dead is no impediment to voting, either.

John Endicott
Reply to  KcTaz
July 18, 2022 5:53 am

Indeed, some of the most reliable democrat voters currently reside in graveyards.

Reply to  Philip CM
July 16, 2022 8:19 am

Even before climbing the ladder in politics, Heinrich has been in bed with the “greenies”. He is no better than a robot when it comes to being a senator from New Mexico. And the majority of robot electorate in this state keeps him in office. Grr.

Philip CM
Reply to  BOB N
July 16, 2022 9:24 pm

I feel your pain. Truely. Today it seems our very worst politicians constantly fail upwards, and remain in office the longest. It brings the rationale of the electorate into question.

Chris Hanley
July 15, 2022 10:55 pm

Chuck Schumer and the other Democrats ‘won’t know what hit them’ come November 9.

Steve Case
Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 15, 2022 11:39 pm

They won’t be carrying cell phones this time around.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Steve Case
July 16, 2022 12:02 am

Disposable camera sales may skyrocket!

If the GOP were to just say they’d be making sure ALL drop boxes WILL be monitored
could keep the mules from even think of making deliveries!

Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 2:05 am

Maybe the real GOP higher ups want to drop boxes to definitely be free of monitors. Remember, there is really only one part. It is sort of like the good copy/bad cop game.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 4:10 am

I feel an ultra-variant coming on, lockdowns and dropboxes will be critical to preserving Demonocracy. Just 16 weeks to flatten the red wave…er, the curve.

Willem post
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 16, 2022 6:26 am

Monitored with armed guards?

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Steve Case
July 16, 2022 7:08 am

Either that, or they’ll be supplied with untraceable ‘burners’.

Willem post
Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 16, 2022 6:25 am

They fear they are all going to die, not get re-elected. BOO HOO BOO

Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 16, 2022 4:54 pm

Chris, from your keyboard to God’s eyes, I pray you are correct.

Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 12:19 am

Summarizing the Demonrat Party platform: We’re all gonna die, so we have to be able to k!ll babies!

July 16, 2022 12:19 am

They say they’re going to die and then fail to do it.

Typical politicians.

July 16, 2022 12:52 am

Sundance believes Manchin will eventually drop his obstruction and is just working to politically position himself with his WV constituency to do so:

Cunning Senator Manchin Tricks West Virginia Voters, Senator Stalls $500 Billion Green New Deal Energy Legislation, Democrats Demand Removal from Chair of Energy Committee – The Last Refuge (

I suspect he is right. It will come shortly before the midterms if and when it happens.

At least it will be only about 1/4 of what the nut cases were originally going for.

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Reply to  rah
July 16, 2022 1:31 pm

Love to see them strip him of his Chairmanship. Maybe THAT would push him to caucus with the Republicans.

July 16, 2022 1:14 am

I’m confused!!

Surely wind and solar power are now so cheap that they don’t need “support” (AKA Subsidies)?

Reply to  Paul Homewood
July 16, 2022 1:34 am

“In fact, giving society cheap, abundant energy at this point would be the moral equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Paul Ehrlich

July 16, 2022 2:01 am

Just as for the anti-oil company/anti-pipeline fanatics,
any excuse to derail the climate stupidity scam is a good excuse.

July 16, 2022 2:45 am

Yes they are going to die of hunger .
Stupid restrictions on fossil fuel use will strangle food production around the world .
The only thing that might help is more CO2 helping grow better plants for more food.
These clowns in government do not think that restricting fossil fuel has any unintended effects.
The worlds population is about to pass the 8 billion mark and fertilizer to grow food has to be a priority .
These dimwits seem to think that you just plant some thing and it grows and then you pick it .
That maybe so in a home garden but in commercial food production the correct fertilizer is vital .Crop yields have increased dramatically and also food from animals ie milk and meat per farmed area.
Nitrogen fertilizer is probably responsible tor feeding 2 billion people each year and restrictions of natural gas is halving supplies .
Unless politicians around the world wake up there will be a shortage of food world wide .
If politicians do not realize very soon and increase the use of natural gas to make urea there will be wide spread famines .
This is serious but these people are sleep walking to a world wide disaster.
Urea in New Zealand has increased in price over 300% in less than a year because of the shortages overseas .
There is a urea plant in Taranaki but it cannot supply all that is required so it is sold just below the cost of imported urea .The first action that our prime minister did when taking office was to stop all off shore oil and gas exploration .
She has been flying around the world but her actions are hurting our country and there will be less food exported because of this .

Reply to  Graham
July 16, 2022 3:30 am

It is hitting here. I live in central Indiana. Wednesday my wife went to Meijers to do some grocery shopping. nearly $400.00 for 6 bags. And the only meat bought was about 2 1/2 lb of ground chuck and a 1/4 lb of ham from the deli.

There were no cucumbers or zucchini available, just as there weren’t any when I was there on the Friday before. My neighbor gave us some from her garden. Several other items not available either.

It is really going to hit those in fixed incomes with SS as their primary source of income very hard.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Graham
July 16, 2022 3:49 am

Your horse-faced vegan, well maybe she just looks like she’d be a vegan, prime minister didn’t get into power through a coup, am I right? Kiwis are getting what they wanted. Sympathy for the few clever enough to realize that their countrymen are daft.

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 16, 2022 2:37 pm

You are right Rich D.
We have MMP voting in New Zealand and parties with 5% of the party vote can put candidates from there list into Parliament .
Unfortunately Arderns Labour party had less votes than National in the 2017 general election.
Winston Peters a former National party Minister had formed his own party New Zealand First.
Voters gave their preference vote to New Zealand First in the 2017 election in the hope of Peters forming a government with National .
Peters went with Labour and the Greens to form the government .
National got 56 seats plus one Act seat ,
Labour had 46 and the Greens had 8 all preference votes .
New Zealand First got 9 seats all preference seats .They went with Labour and formed the government .
New Zealand First was annihilated in the 2020 election as voters had expected New Zealand First to form a government with National in 2017.
In the 2020 election Labour got 65 seats but they are pushing Green and Maori initiatives to curry favour to stay in power at the next elections .

Reply to  Graham
July 16, 2022 5:00 pm

“These clowns in government do not think that restricting fossil fuel has any unintended effects.”
Oh, I suspect most of them know full well what the effects will be. That’s why they are happily doing the bidding of their Masters and voting to eliminate fossil fuels. The effects are what they desire. We can only hope for repetitions of Sri Lanka in all nations where these idiotic policies are implemented.

July 16, 2022 2:48 am

Technically he did not reject the climate crap, as reported, just put it on hold. But the chances of inflation going away by Sept are low at best. It is $500 billion or so, money for nothing.

Bob B
Reply to  David Wojick
July 16, 2022 3:30 am

…and chicks for free.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Bob B
July 16, 2022 5:32 am

They better be free because once the recession hits no one will be able to afford ’em!

Reply to  Bob B
July 16, 2022 5:03 pm

“and chicks for free.”
In every pot, Bob? Sounds familiar.

John Endicott
Reply to  KcTaz
July 18, 2022 5:59 am

why not? after all 40 acres and mule has now become 2000 mules. 😉

Tom Abbott
July 16, 2022 4:37 am

From the article: ”   In a radio interview Friday with WV MetroNews, Manchin confirmed that he told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday he was ready to vote to empower Medicare to negotiate drug prices and extend funding under the Affordable Care Act. But he said he wanted to hold off on clean energy funding and other provisions in the Biden agenda bill until at least mid-August, citing inflation concerns.

   “I said, ‘Chuck, it’s wrong, it’s not prudent to do the other [items] right now,’” Manchin said, adding that if inflation comes down, “we can come back the first of September and pass this piece of legislation, if it’s a good piece of legislation.”

What a joke! Joe Manchin is insinuating that inflation can come down enough by September to allow him to vote for more spending.

Voting for more spending will just push the inflation rate up, Joe.

Thinking the current inflation rate is going to change significantly for the better in the very near future is an unrealistic expectation.

Gasoline prices might come down a little as the nation goes into recession but that will be because there is less demand, which means less economic activity, which means the poor get poorer.

I think Joe Manchin is just playing word games. He knows nothing is going to change to the point of allowing him to vote to spend another Trillion dollars.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tom Abbott
Tim Gorman
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 16, 2022 5:36 am

You hit the nail on the head. The Dems of today have put us in the very same spot the Dems of the 70’s did. A decade of high interest rates, high unemployment, and high inflation. Like the 80’s it’s going to take a decade of recession to wring all the problems out of the economy. Reagan and Volker had the fortitude to do the hard things necessary to fix the economy. If anyone besides Trump or De Stantis become President in 2024 it won’t happen. Get ready for the bread lines.

Gary Pate
July 16, 2022 4:43 am

“We’re all going to die!”

Well DUH!!! Everyone dies. At least with Manchin we have a chance to die without even higher inflation….

Reply to  Gary Pate
July 16, 2022 5:05 pm

Great, our funerals will be cheaper! Oh, wait… I don’t suppose I’ll care then, will I?

July 16, 2022 6:12 am

Credit to Senator Manchin, but he is the problem as well. They all are in Congress. Crippling inflation, high energy and food costs and Senator Schumer wants to discuss climate change. The level of stupid is staggering!

July 16, 2022 6:46 am

We need refineries to manufacture any crude oil.

Before the recent inauguration, America achieved for the first time since Harry Truman was president about 70 years ago, to finally become crude oil independent and no longer held hostage to unstable Petro-powers and the vagaries of foreign crude oil supplies. 79-year old John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate recently said “we absolutely don’t” need to drill for more fossil fuels.

The American economy needs the products manufactured from crude oil as crude oil is useless unless it can be manufactured into something usable like the fuels for the heavy-weight and long-range transportation infrastructures of 50,000 ships and 50,000 jets and the derivatives that make the thousands of products that have made our lives more comfortable.

America’s BIGGER problem is the projected closures of refineries to manufacture that crude oil into something usable. In 2019 there were 135 refineries in the U.S. but five U.S. facilities were shuttered during the last two year and one in five oil refineries are expected to cease operations over the next five years. One in five is more than 20 refineries expected to be shuttered just in the U.S. resulting in a decline in the products manufactured to meet the ever-increasing demands from society. 

Reply to  Ronald Stein
July 16, 2022 1:40 pm

Well said Ronald S,
Destroying oil refineries will result in a decline in products manufactured that are necessary for basic life in the US.
Shortages and cost escalation of every item that is made from oil will be the norm .
Transport costs will sky rocket .
Your government is sleep walking to a man made disaster trying to fight an imaginary threat of climate change .
There is no climate crisis .
There will never be a climate crisis .
But if the people don’t wake up in the next two years there will be a major economic crisis .

Reply to  Graham
July 16, 2022 5:11 pm

“Your government is sleep walking to a man made disaster trying to fight an imaginary threat of climate change.”
No, they are not. They are walking into this disaster with eyes wide open. It’s what they want, or most of them who will vote for this. More to the point, it’s what their donors want.

Someone once said that politicians should wear clothes emblazoned with the logos of those who sponser them like NASCAR drivers do. This is an idea with great merit.
I will grant you, some are clearly so stupid they might believe this nonsense.

Reply to  KcTaz
July 16, 2022 6:12 pm

Any government that willfully destroy their countries economy with their eyes wide open should be exiled as those in charge of Sri Lanka are finding out .

Andrew Wilkins
July 16, 2022 7:06 am

“We’re all going to die!!!”
Eventually, yes. Glad to see the Dems have got such a good handle on human biology.

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
July 16, 2022 5:11 pm

Indeed, just don’t ask them where babies come from.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  KcTaz
July 17, 2022 7:13 am

I think they call pregnant women “birthing humans” now. Or some such guff.

July 16, 2022 7:49 am

Like watching the revival go ecstatic. Soon they will be speaking in tongues.

Gordon A. Dressler
July 16, 2022 8:13 am

Per the above article:

“We’re all going to die”
— House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky

Ummmm . . . since when has that not been true?

Rep. Yarmuth: not the brightest bulb in the house House.

John Endicott
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 18, 2022 6:03 am

 “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,”
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

“We’re all going to die”
— Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky)

Dennis G. Sandberg
July 16, 2022 8:16 am

One responsible adult Democrat senator, keeping our economy from more damaging inflationary policy. Talk about a thin thread.

Bruce Cobb
July 16, 2022 11:17 am

Democrats Vent their Fury as Joe Manchin Shelves Action on Climate Change

Oh no!
Anyway, last week…

July 16, 2022 12:30 pm

Larry Kudlow pointed out the other day that the Senate is scheduled to go on break on Aug. 5th. The economic data Manchin is waiting for won’t come out until mid-August. If the vote is delayed until after that data comes out, that means there may not be a chance to vote on it until after the elections.

Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2022 5:14 pm

If they can put off a vote on this, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. On the other hand, we can hope there is a significantly different Senate and House after the election with far fewer Democrats and, I hope, fewer RINOs, as well.

Reply to  KcTaz
July 17, 2022 1:23 pm

The thing to worry about is a lame duck session.
If the Republicans do win big in November, the Democrats could call the current congress back into session in order to pass everything they know couldn’t pass in the next congress.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
July 18, 2022 6:10 am

If we didn’t have so many RINOs. the Republicans could pull a page out of the dems playbook and just not show up enmass, denying them a quarum, as dem’s have done in several state houses over the years.(such as when Texas Dems fled the state to stop the passage of a voting reform bill last year)

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
July 19, 2022 3:29 am

The other thing on that point is that even in the lame duck session, they’re still going to have the same problems they have in the current session: Manchin and Sinema aren’t onboard with a lot of the wacky stuff they want to pass.

The real thing to worry about is if they manage to buck the trends and somehow pick up a seat in the senate (not totally impossible as Republicans have more Senate seats to defend this year than the Dems do. Never underestimate Republicans ability to fumble the ball and lose an otherwise sure win). IF they also somehow manage keep the house (even if it’s a majority with only a single seat edge), then they’ll be able to push through all the crazy bills they want.

Last edited 2 months ago by John Endicott
July 16, 2022 7:25 pm

he said he wanted to hold off on clean energy funding and other provisions in the Biden agenda bill until at least mid-August, citing inflation concerns.

Naturally you would with the Biden administration being responsible for world recession fighting inflation according to those in the know-
The US’s selfish war on inflation will tip the world into recession (
Time for their champion woman of colour to take over from the pale stale old white guy eh lefties?

July 16, 2022 8:09 pm

Crocodile tears and specious cries of doom.

July 16, 2022 8:13 pm

Democrats are disgraceful, I am ashamed to admit I was once a democrat. The horror.

July 16, 2022 8:19 pm

The sound of crickets in Oz-
Power shock explodes. AEMO and Albo missing, presumed dead – MacroBusiness

In South Australia on the NEM grid I’m now paying 36c/kWhr peak retail with struggletown and biz pips squeaking already and that’s 65c wholesale in low demand winter! Summer aircon demand can see 20% higher power consumption with maximum stress on thermal coal generators already running on sticky tape and string. Chirp chirp crickets.

Jon R
July 16, 2022 11:35 pm

Put lambs blood on that man’s door enclosure when the reckoning comes he’s gonna be passed over.

July 19, 2022 4:20 pm

If Manchin stops any more of the Dims’ evil plans he’ll have to start wearing a cape!

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