Biden to declare climate emergency? Ban offshore drilling?

Guest “Just when you thought he couldn’t get any dumber” by David Middleton

Note: I wrote most of this post this morning before Biden delivered his climate emergency remarks in Massachusetts. The final section was written as the remarks were being mumbled and whispered.

What it would mean for Biden to declare a national climate emergency
Ben Adler
Senior Editor
Tue, July 19, 2022

In the wake of Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement that he won’t vote for a bill addressing climate change unless inflation slows next month, climate leaders are calling for President Biden to declare climate change a national emergency — and it appears that the White House is seriously considering the move.

A formal declaration would open up new possibilities for unilateral action by the executive branch to combat climate change, including halting U.S. exports of crude oil and halting offshore drilling. Biden could even redirect military funding to the construction of renewable energy projects — much as former President Donald Trump diverted more than $18 billion in Pentagon funding to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico — and impose trade penalties on countries that permit deforestation, such as the destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

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Yahoo! News

As a petroleum geologist, who has worked the Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico since 1988, this bit caught my eye…

A formal declaration would open up new possibilities for unilateral action by the executive branch to combat climate change, including… halting offshore drilling.

Most US offshore drilling takes place in the Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling occurs on things called “leases.” Leases are legally binding contracts. Oil companies purchased the rights to explore for, drill and produce oil and gas from these leases. They purchased those rights from the Federal government. A government that, when it is abiding by its own laws, is required to permit the exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas from those leases. If the Federal government was to arbitrarily and capriciously halt drilling on those leases (because climate change), it would trigger a violation of the “takings clause” hitherto undreamt of…

How would an offshore drilling ban violate the takings clause?

Obama’s unlawful drilling moratorium in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (AKA Macondo) blowout and oil spill was probably a violation of the takings clause…

Certainly, quick government action was required to stop and then clean up the leaking oil and to punish those who caused the spill. But the broad and dramatic oil-drilling moratorium, and its subsequent detrimental impact on the oil industry in the Gulf, illustrates the dangerous potential of reactive government regulation that forces innocent parties to bear a burden more rightly placed on others. Protection against this threat can be found in the takings clause of the United States Constitution. Accordingly, this note will focus on a takings claim that was briefly mentioned but never fully argued or ruled on in Hornbeck30 to show that such a claim should provide a valid recourse for future oil industry plaintiffs affected by federal regulations in response to oil spills. Moratoria impose uniquely detrimental burdens on service industry entities that rely on property interests with a definite life span. Incorporating these burdens into a traditional takings analysis will deter the federal government from passing moratoria that are too rash or broad. At a minimum, such an application would provide a compensation mechanism to those who suffer as a result of moratoria that are necessary but nonetheless detrimental. Accordingly, a court applying a takings analysis to a factual situation similar to the events that unfolded in Hornbeck should find that a taking occurred and that compensation must be paid ⎯ despite an unwillingness to come to such a holding in the past.

Thrasher, 2012

If a broad drilling moratorium in response to a transient event (controlling an oil spill) is a violation of the takings clause, a broad drilling moratorium in response to a perpetual condition (climate change) would be a violation of the “takings clause” hitherto undreamt of… Yes, I did seriously say “hitherto undreamt of”… I actually said, well wrote, it twice.

What do journalists and politicians mean when they say “drilling”?

I have no idea what they mean because, as it pertains to the oil & gas industry, they never have slightest fracking knowledge of the subject matter. In much the same manner that they conflate “frac’ing” with drilling & production and use the words “permits” and “leases” interchangeably, they will refer to “drilling” when they are actually talking about permits, leases and/or production.

Would such an Executive Order force oil companies to shut in existing production and plug and abandon all existing wells and production facilities? Would it force the temporary abandonment of wells that are currently drilling, as Obama’s moratorium did? Would it revoke all existing drilling permits? Or would it just permanently halt the approval of any new drilling permits? When the Idiot-in-Chief was campaigning from his basement, he did promise to halt offshore drilling. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) took that to mean that no more drilling permits would be approved. This policy would have been disastrous when crude oil was ~$40/bbl. Imagine how disastrous it would be in the current price environment?

Impact of No New Drilling Permits Being Issued

Another potential restrictive policy change that has been advanced for the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and natural gas industry is that regulatory authorities no longer issue new drilling permits for Gulf of Mexico wells. This scenario assumes that no new drilling permits would be issued from 2022, but that existing permits would be unaffected, and that no other major policy or regulatory changes impacting the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and natural gas industry would be enacted.

▪ Average combined oil and natural gas production across the forecast period is projected to decline from around 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day to 1.1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (an over 55 percent decline). In 2040, combined oil and natural gas production is projected to be around 323 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day compared to 1.96 million barrels in the Base Case.

▪ Average annual employment supported is projected to decline to 179 thousand jobs from around 370 thousand jobs nationally (a 52 percent decline).

▪ Average annual contributions to GDP are projected at $14.2 billion, around a 55 percent reduction compared to contributions of $31.3 billion in the Base Case.

▪ Government revenues are projected at an average of around $2.7 billion per year, a 61 percent reduction from the $7 billion per year projected in the Base Case.

▪ State revenue sharing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMES) is projected to fall to an average of around $273 million per year, compared to around $374 million in the Base Case (a 27 percent reduction). LWCF funding, including GOMESA and non-GOMESA offshore funding is project to fall to just under $585 million a year compared to $1.3 in the Base Case.

NOIA

The Gulf of Mexico is the second most prolific oil producing region in these somewhat United States of America.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, November 2019

A ban on “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters” would quickly be devastating to production.

A Biden ban on “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters” would cut GOM oil production in half by 2028 and by nearly 80% by 2040. (NOIA)

On top of the reckless destruction of value, a ban on “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters” would also drive many, if not most, operators into bankruptcy, leaving them financially incapable of properly abandoning and retiring billions of dollars worth of infrastructure that was just rendered worthless by government malfeasance. We would see force majeure declarations also hitherto undreamt of.

On top of that, it would be monumentally stupid.

“The fist bump, seen around the world, will live in infamy”

I can’t believe I’m quoting “Democracy Now!“…

SARAH LEAH WHITSON: I mean, I would have to agree with The Washington Post. The fist bump, seen around the world, will live in infamy, will become the legacy of President Biden as a man who broke his promises, and broke them in such a disgraceful manner, bumping fists with the man he promised to the American people he would make a pariah. That is one hell of a way to be remembered.

Democracy Now!

How bad was Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia? So bad, it p!$$ed off the entire political spectrum…

Don’t Call Biden’s Saudi Trip a Failure: It Was Much Worse Than That
The inept president did active damage to U.S./Saudi relations at the worst possible moment

David Blackmon
Jul 19

History is filled with moments in time whose events reverberate for decades to come. That is as true in world of oil and energy as it is in any other aspect of our lives.

[…]

A third example: Over the past weekend, visibly declining president Joe Biden shuffled out of his limousine in Saudi Arabia on an ill-defined mission that his handlers claimed was aimed to “reset” U.S. relations with a Kingdom he promised in 2020 to brand a “pariah” among nations. After ignoring 70+ years of diplomatic protocols by refusing to shake hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – offering up a silly “fist bump” instead – Biden and his handlers and advisors then held what were billed as “bilateral discussions” with the Prince and the Saudi delegation.

As of this writing three days later, the world still has no clear understanding about what was actually said in those discussions. That’s because the U.S. president – who has a very long history of making up legends about things that never happened – has been telling the press a completely different story than the Prince and his advisors have been telling.

[…]

In the wake of the COVID pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine, global oil trading relationships are being inexorably reorganized, and the Biden administration’s oafishness threatens to ‘reorganize’ Saudi Arabia completely away from the United States.

While the U.S. media has focused on the failure by Biden to gain a commitment from the Kingdom to significantly increase its oil production level, that failure is really the least of our worries in the wake of this poorly-planned-and-executed trip. The President did active and significant damage to the relationship with a country that has been one of America’s most important cooperating partners in this highly-strategic region of the world.

It was a woefully missed opportunity to work to heal past wounds that could well have tragic ramifications for years to come. In a word, it was a disaster.

That is all.

Energy Transition Absurdities

“Imagine if you will”, a US president so inept that he does every thing he can to disrupt domestic oil production and then accuses the oil companies of holding back production… Then goes to Saudi Arabia, fist bumps someone he calls a murderer, begs their national oil company to produce more oil and then lies to the American public about MBS agreeing to produce more oil… Then refloats the rumor that he’s about to shut down the second most prolific oil producing region in the nation.

Biden Expects More Saudi Oil After Trip to Kingdom
•Saudis committed to balancing global oil market: White House
•US sees ‘further steps in the coming weeks’ on oil supply

By Grant Smith, Justin Sink, and Salma El Wardany
July 15, 2022

[…]

“I’m doing all I can to increase the supply for the United States of America, which I expect to happen,” Biden told reporters. “The Saudis share that urgency. And based on our discussions today, I expect we’ll see further steps in the coming weeks.”

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Bloomberg

BRENT Analysis: Saudi Arabia Rejects Biden Request, Eyes on Nord Stream
Aziz Kenjaev
Mon, July 18

Saudi Arabia held on their ground and refused Biden’s concert to increase oil production by keeping their commitment to stick to the OPEC+ production plan.

The turn down of Biden’s request helped Brent crude prices to close above $100 on the last day of last week’s session. Uncertainty regarding China’s demand recovery holds oil prices from its impulsive uptrend continuation.

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Yahoo! News

Rod Serling couldn’t even imagine if you will… A US president, whose climate agenda has been blocked by both the Senate and the Supreme Court, considering unilaterally destroying the US energy industry… because climate change… Right after begging the Saudis to increase oil production…

“Science fiction makes the implausible possible, while science fantasy makes the impossible plausible.”

Rod Serling

More climate emergency follies

“It’s about time this president… call this crisis what it is: an emergency”

What happens if Biden declares a climate emergency?
By Kelsey Brugger, Nick Sobczyk, Robin Bravender | 07/19/2022

The White House could soon declare a climate emergency to give President Joe Biden more power to act without Congress’ help.

When negotiations with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) over climate and energy legislation collapsed, Biden pledged to use his executive authority to take action. Declaring an emergency could help him move even more aggressively on that front.

Biden was considering making such an announcement as early as this week, The Washington Post reported last night, citing people familiar with the matter. Biden is slated to travel to Somerset, Mass., tomorrow to “deliver remarks on tackling the climate crisis and seizing the opportunity of a clean energy future to create jobs and lower costs for families,” the White House announced today.

[…]

The move would be a victory for young progressives with the Sunrise Movement, who had pushed candidate Biden to add such a declaration to his platform.

“It’s about time this president and his administration call this crisis what it is: an emergency,” said John Paul Mejia, the group’s spokesperson, adding, “Of course, there is worry that it’s all bark and no bite. But social movements and allies across the country won’t let this just be rhetoric.”

More muscle on climate

Environmental law experts and Democratic lawmakers note that declaring a climate emergency would give Biden a range of expanded policy options to choose from.

Dan Farber, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, laid out some of Biden’s options in a post from 2019.

The president can suspend oil leases during national emergencies, and Biden could respond to industrial shortfalls by supporting the expansion of batteries for electric vehicles, Farber wrote. The Transportation secretary could potentially use the power to “coordinate transportation” during national emergencies to limit auto emissions, Farber added.

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Some of the options available to Biden could conflict with the administration’s energy policies — particularly as the White House scrambles to ease gas prices. A move to suspend oil leases, for example, would conflict with Biden’s push for Congress to boost domestic oil production on public lands by forcing companies to use or lose their federal drilling rights (Greenwire, May 12).

“Clearly, some of the key levers run directly counter to the current energy crisis, which is deeply ironic,” said Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School. “If we had more wind and solar and electric vehicles, we wouldn’t need nearly as much oil,” he said.

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E&E News Greenwire

Yes, you did read this correctly…

“If we had more wind and solar and electric vehicles, we wouldn’t need nearly as much oil…”

Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School

Just when he had the Enviromarxists salivating like Pavlovian dogs…

“This climate emergency is not going to happen tomorrow…”

Biden to discuss climate ’emergency’ without declaring one
By Robin Bravender, Nick Sobczyk | 07/20/2022

President Joe Biden thinks climate change is an emergency, one of his top advisers said today. But he isn’t ready to make it official.

[…]

“The president is going to make it clear that climate change is an emergency,” White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy told NPR’s “Morning Edition” today as she previewed Biden’s speech. “He’s going to use all the powers available to him. And we’re going to make our climate goals. You know, there is just no choice.”

[…]

“This climate emergency is not going to happen tomorrow,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said yesterday. But “we still have it on the table,” she added.

[…]

Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat who also signed the letter, said it’s important that the administration ensure that its moves will hold up in court.

[…]

E&E News Greenwire

“Climate change… I think jobs”

Yes, we have no emergency declarations today…

Nothing but barely coherent babble, whispering and reminiscences of Scranton.

It will be interesting to see how they clean this up in the official transcript:

…”My mother drove us, and rather than us be able to walk, and guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening, you had to put on your windshield wipers to get literally the oil slick off the window. That’s why I, and so damned many other people I grew up with, have cancer; and why can’t for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation.”…

The Last Refuge

Biden’s CO2 spewing trip to Massachusetts to not declare a climate emergency was hilarious on many levels. Perhaps the most ironic is the fact that he was speaking from the location of what was once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England. The Brayton Point Power Station had a nameplate capacity of 1,537MW and was capable of delivering nearly full capacity 24/7/365. The power plant was shut down in 2017. The site was purchased by Prysmian Group, which will build an undersea cable factory to connect the 1,232MW Commonwealth Wind project to the grid. Commonwealth Wind will be capable of delivering full capacity 30-40% of the time, depending on wind conditions… And they actually are pitching this as wind replacing coal.

BRAYTON POINT & PRYSMIAN GROUP

Replacing Coal-Fired Power With U.S. Manufacturing
As part of the Commonwealth Wind bid, Avangrid Renewables partnered with the Prysmian Group to enable this leading offshore wind cable company to locate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Brayton Point, the site of the former coal-fired power plant in Somerset. Prysmian will create approximately 200 long-term manufacturing jobs. Once completed, it will be the first U.S.-based offshore wind supplier located in New England.

Avangrid Renewables spearheaded the deal to bring Prysmian to the United States. Prysmian is currently providing subsea transmission cables for Vineyard Wind 1 and the U.S. facility will provide subsea transmission cables for both Commonwealth Wind and Park City Wind.

Commonwealth Wind

Making America Last Already… MALA

It took less than two years to go from American Energy Dominance to American Energy Impotence.

References

Energy & Industrial Advisory Partners, Houston, TX, 2020, The Economic Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil and Natural Gas Industry. Prepared for the National Offshore Industries Association.

Thrasher, Edward W., Cleaning Up the Muck: A Takings Analysis of the Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Following the BP Oil Spill, 77 Brook. L. Rev. (2012).
Available at: https://brooklynworks.brooklaw.edu/blr/vol77/iss3/10

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HotScot
July 20, 2022 2:08 pm

Well, you got there at last guys.

Welcome to the Banana Republic of the USA.

“I don’t need no steenking Democracy” (Commissar Josef Bidinsky)

H.R.
Reply to  HotScot
July 20, 2022 2:16 pm

What did we win, Hot Scot? What color is the ribbon for ‘Finally’?
😉

HotScot
Reply to  H.R.
July 20, 2022 2:55 pm

Nah. Too cryptic for me………

Derg
Reply to  H.R.
July 21, 2022 9:38 am

Rainbow of course 😉

KcTaz
Reply to  Derg
July 22, 2022 12:54 am

But, of course, Derg! Not in a Muslim nation, though. I guess even Biden’s diplomats value their heads staying attached to their bodies.

David Elstrom
July 20, 2022 2:16 pm

So just declare an emergency and Congress can shut down—who needs limited government when a dictatorship will do?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  David Elstrom
July 20, 2022 7:25 pm

Who needs Congress when an Executive Order can usurp the role of Congress?

Reply to  David Elstrom
July 21, 2022 12:38 am

I took it upon myself to copy and paste Willis’s article – Where Is The “Climate Emergency”?
….and sent it to all the Fox News commentators, and to a bunch of House and Senate Politicians

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/25/wheres-the-emergency/

Somehow we have to get the word out that CO2 is not harmful and that there’s no climate crisis/emergency. I wish I had all the charts/graphics from his article separately to post.

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Michael in Dublin
Reply to  JON P PETERSON
July 21, 2022 4:51 am

I did the same in the early days of covid against the alarmism. I sent it to a selection of friends who I considered far more influential people in their communities. I did not get the well reasoned responses I hoped for but I would do it all over again – but seek to do so even more forcefully. Perhaps we need to target children in our own families: children, grandchildren, their friends with easy and clear explanations and why the alarmist narrative and actions will seriously hurt them.

KcTaz
Reply to  JON P PETERSON
July 22, 2022 1:00 am

JON, many, including myself, appreciate your efforts, I am sure, but I’m afraid that science, data and facts will have little effect on our powerful politicians and bureaucrats. Now, if you had a spare couple of billion dollars to spread around to the right people in the right places, that might aid in their ability to admit to, recognize and embrace reality.
Sorry if I sound cynical. I do fear I am just, finally, recognizing reality.

H.R.
July 20, 2022 2:23 pm

“If we had more wind and solar and electric vehicles, we wouldn’t need nearly as much oil…”

~ Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School


Oy vey! I wouldn’t trust that law professor to get me off on a charge of “Throwing spitballs at the cute little redhead” in 7th grade English class.

I’d probably get ‘Life in Detention’ if he was my attorney.

Rob
Reply to  H.R.
July 20, 2022 6:11 pm

“If we had more wind and solar and electric vehicles, we wouldn’t need nearly as much oil…”
Uhuh, so where exactly will you get the oil from to manufacture all the ‘more wind and solar and electric vehicles’ ?
Or have you located a new substance to manufacture all the ‘more wind and solar and electric vehicles’ that requires no drilling to collect it?

KcTaz
Reply to  Rob
July 22, 2022 1:04 am

Rob, not to mention maintain the grid when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine (like every night) or there are clouds.

WINDMILLS-MORE DOESN
MarkW
Reply to  KcTaz
July 22, 2022 9:43 am

Snow, dust, bird droppings, will all contribute to a decrease in solar panel output.
Heck, repeated washings to keep the panels clean, will, over time cause scratches in the surface of the panels that will lower the panels efficiency. Not to mention that the cells themselves degrade over time, producing less energy from the light that does get through.

As to wind turbines, when adding more of them, you have two options.
The first is to place the new turbines in the same region as the existing ones. However this results in the turbines interfering with the wind needed by nearby turbines.
The second option is to place the new turbines somewhere else. However since the early turbines were placed in the best locations in order to maximize the amount of energy generated from each turbine, placing the new ones somewhere else means the new ones are going to be placed in spots that are less optimal and you will end up getting even less power from them.

Editor
July 20, 2022 2:23 pm

David, thanks once more for yet another informative and entertaining post.

The Twilight Zone meme, “Joe Biden is from another dementia”, made me laugh out loud. Thanks, too, for that.

Regards,
Bob

Dave Fair
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
July 20, 2022 9:40 pm

The Man From Dementia? Tilting at windmills?

Ron Long
July 20, 2022 2:31 pm

Thanks for the update, David. This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Ron Long
July 20, 2022 3:03 pm

The midterms are 111 days away. Even FJB will have a hard time screwing up much more in less than 4 months (I hope). He took a year to ignite roaring inflation. He took a year to ruin the Southern border via Mayorkis. He took a year to wreck the military via vax mandates and wokeness.

OTOH, he bollixed Afghanistan withdrawal in just two months. He bollixed Keystone pipeline in just one day. So never underestimate his ability to bollix stuff up quickly.

Jimmy Carter is smiling. He is no longer the worst President in living memory.

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 3:39 pm

If he does declare a climate emergency and assumes dictatorial power to shut down working wells, he will succeed in ripping the country apart to an extent that even the civil war couldn’t do.

HotScot
Reply to  MarkW
July 20, 2022 4:36 pm

Covid came close.

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
July 20, 2022 8:35 pm

I am sure the gene therapy shot need will shoot into high gear soon.

mikee
Reply to  MarkW
July 20, 2022 9:37 pm

Biden is destroying the USA economically as Hitler destroyed Nazi Germany militarily.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 12:23 am

…. he will succeed in ripping the country apart to an extent that even the civil war couldn’t do.”
Calm down. You are turning in to such an “alarmist.”

Derg
Reply to  Simon
July 21, 2022 3:14 am

Lol colluuuusion clown is making claims.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
July 21, 2022 5:58 am

He showed his true stripes yesterday and started tossing the “denier” label at people.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 21, 2022 7:02 am

It’s not like he’s got anything else in his mental arsenal.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 1:58 pm

Haha I don’t yell collusion every time I see my name. Now that is a limited arsenal.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 21, 2022 5:19 pm

I don’t recall Monte Carlo yelling collusion at you. Though your willingness to support a claim that never made any sense, says nothing good regarding your mental acuity.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 21, 2022 7:01 am

Can you actually refute my claim? For once.

Derg
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 9:40 am

The claim that you are smart? No, you clearly are dumb and I agree with Mark on that.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
July 21, 2022 2:00 pm

Yawn….

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 2:00 pm

You have an opinion. That’s fine. I can’t refute what hasn’t happened. I’ve said before Biden is not the man. You don’t listen. But tRump wasn’t either. He was/is a crook. We will find out more today. I’ll be watching. Will you?

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 21, 2022 5:21 pm

Once again, your eagerness to believe any story as long as it’s bad about those you don’t like says nothing good about you. Given how little actual evidence there is to support the tales you prefer to believe just further demonstrates your innate gullibility.

PS: As to Pelosi’s carefully choreographed three ring circus, whatever conclusions are released today, were written up long before the first hearing was held.

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H.R.
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 3:55 pm

Rud: Jimmy Carter is smiling. He is no longer the worst President in living memory.”

Jimmuh Cahtah can now pass to the Great Beyond with no worries about that little incident of “lust in my heart”… or that Tyranno- squirrel Rex thingy while he was canoeing. (Or was it a bunny? Oh… who cares at this point?)

All is forgiven. He’s just a pushpin in the timeline of American history now. “Carter who? From when to when? Peanuts? Billy Beer?”

Dave Fair
Reply to  H.R.
July 20, 2022 9:46 pm

Yesterday is just a pushpin in the timeline of American history now. How one views that pushpin means all.

Simon
Reply to  H.R.
July 21, 2022 3:08 pm

Rud: “Jimmy Carter is smiling. He is no longer the worst President in living memory.””
Yup according to Cspan that goes to Trump
https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2021/?page=overall
…. at this stage

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 21, 2022 5:25 pm

You are eager to believe the worst about those who disagree with you, regardless of how little evidence actually exists.
Only those totally immune to reality ever believed the Russian collusion claims.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 9:23 pm

You are eager to believe the worst about those who disagree with you, regardless of how little evidence actually exists.”

Did you watch today’s hearings? I bet not because you only believe what you want to. I have never seen so much evidence against a politician. Trump literally sat on his hands while a mob attacked the capital. Despite his team pleading with him to stop it. Then he tweeted that Pence didn’t have the courage to protect the country. That sent them into a frenzy and the death and destruction took place. This evidence is from the people he hired and who worked along side him. From his own daughter. And you talk to me about evidence. You are full of it…

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Simon
July 22, 2022 6:15 am

You seem to forget, and the Democrats as well, that Trump offered the National Guard to Pelosi to stop any violence AND SHE REFUSED HIS OFFER!

Jan 6 is on the head of the Democrats who refused to properly protect the Capitol Of course they are going to do their best to deflect everyone’s attention away from that damning fact!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 22, 2022 12:03 pm

Simon is a kiwi with his head firmly buried in sand, refusing to consider any facts that irritate his watermelon worldview.

Simon
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 22, 2022 1:50 pm

Soooo let’s have a conversation. What did you make of the hearings… or… (speaking of head in sand) were you not big boy enough to watch.

Simon
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 22, 2022 1:49 pm

Clearly you didn’t watch the hearings. There is only one man who has Jan 6 on his head. appalling dereliction of duties. He sat there and let Rome burn because he liked what he saw. Thugs fighting in his name.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Simon
July 22, 2022 3:07 pm

What was Trump supposed to do? He couldn’t call out the army because of Posse Comitatus laws and Congress (Pelosi) had not initiated action making the riot into an insurrection. Pelosi refused the help of the National Guard which Trump offered. Pelosi didn’t support the capital police by bringing in enough help. Trump doesn’t control the Capital Police, Pelosi does. The mayor of DC controls the local police, not the President.

Trump didn’t let Rome burn, Pelosi did. She opened the gates and let the rioters in with no method of control.

As soon as the GOP takes the House, Pelosi is in BIG trouble. Her actions on Jan 6 are going to be investigated in detail. Her inside trader actions are going to drag in her husband and lots of staffers. Pelosi should be quaking in her boots right now!

Simon
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 22, 2022 6:03 pm

What was Trump supposed to do? 
I am going to assume that is a serious question.
Take the advice of those around him (including his daughter) who were screaming at him to get on the TV and tell them to go home. But he went and sat in the dining room watching Fox news as it unfolded. When he finally did put out a statement it was far too late. But they went home. It just shows the power he had over the goons there.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Simon
July 23, 2022 6:20 am

And you think all those protesters were watching cable news while protesting? They didn’t go home because Trump told them to! They went home because they had done what they came to do!

ROFL!! You’ll believe *anything* the Democrats tell you!

Simon
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 22, 2022 6:04 pm

WTF. They didn’t need the local police to do anything they needed their leader to tell them to “stand down.”

Simon
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 22, 2022 6:05 pm

As soon as the GOP takes the House, Pelosi is in BIG trouble. Her actions on Jan 6 are going to be investigated in detail. Her inside trader actions are going to drag in her husband and lots of staffers. Pelosi should be quaking in her boots right now!”
You my friend are deluded.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 22, 2022 3:56 pm

As always, Simon believes whatever he’s told to believe.

Are you really stupid enough to believe that Trump is in charge of security for capital hill?

To think, you sat all the way through the hearings and never managed to figure out something so basic.

As usual, Simon laps up his sides propaganda without ever engaging his brain.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 22, 2022 6:06 pm

Did you watch the hearings Mark?

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
July 22, 2022 3:52 pm

It’s easy to convict when only the prosecution is allowed to present their case.
As always, you are impressed by the propaganda put out by your side. The same crew that created and pushed the Russian collusion lie, invented enough evidence to convince those who already had their minds made up.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
July 22, 2022 6:08 pm

As always, you are impressed by the propaganda put out by your side. “
Mark, these were the words of his team, not the democrats. From the people he put in to their jobs… and his own daughter. If you think their words can’t be trusted then I would be keen to know who you would believe? My guess is you only believe the words of Trump.

Tony Sullivan
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 4:31 pm

I’ll be 62 in a few months, so I know first hand just what a bumbling idiot Jimmy Carter was. I’ve referenced his idiocy to my 3 kids many times over the years, and always said that I didn’t think it possible for another president to knock the peanut farmer off that perch. But Biden has displaced Carter with such ease that he’s clearly proving to be a professional idiot.

Reply to  Tony Sullivan
July 21, 2022 12:08 am

Congress in the first half of the Carter Administration was controlled completely by Democrats. The second half controlled by the Republicans in the House, and Democrats in the Senate, handicapping Carter’s ability to ruin the nation.

DonM
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 12:45 pm

but look at how handicapped biden is, relative to Carter.

and how he is able to screw thing up way more bigly than Carter.

Dale S
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 22, 2022 1:38 pm

The 1979 congress started with a 276-156 D/R split, not remotely close to being controlled by Republicans.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 5:16 pm

I think you’re dramatically underestimating the true people in charge – and it ain’t brainless Biden – they can do a LOT more damage. There’s nothing in their plan except sabotage. And they’ll still have their puppet in the White House – Joe or (God forbid) Camilla. And that’s assuming the incoming congress does it right.
This is behavior-based extinction.

Derg
Reply to  Joel Snider
July 20, 2022 8:36 pm

This ^

Abell
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 6:53 pm

Not only that but Carter (a nuclear engineer I believe) was an intelligent man and a decent person. Biden is neither. Biden is clearly a sociopath and that has been evident since he entered politics 50+ years ago. We are plagued by a man with his hand on the tiller who is a sociopath with dementia.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Abell
July 20, 2022 7:16 pm

Let’s hope they never put “Push the Button” on his teleprompter!

Dave Fair
Reply to  David Middleton
July 20, 2022 9:50 pm

David the mere fact that you have such devices (or even a picture of them) makes one respect your decisionmaking prowess; you can never be wrong.

Dave Fair
Reply to  David Middleton
July 21, 2022 8:06 am

But the “Bullshit Button” seems to be working well for you considering your posts on Net Zippy.

Gunga Din
Reply to  David Middleton
July 21, 2022 7:06 am
MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
July 20, 2022 8:54 pm

Shouldn’t that button say “Reset”?

MarkW
Reply to  Gunga Din
July 20, 2022 8:55 pm

Even if they did, Brandon would just read it out loud.

DonM
Reply to  Gunga Din
July 21, 2022 12:54 pm

Gunga,

I would hope someone with a good sense of humor, and without a care for their future, actually put something like that on his teleprompter.

(kinda like https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOVP.TC0L5umWW0sr46YeV9RIpgHgFo%26pid%3DApi%26h%3D120&f=1)

Reply to  Abell
July 21, 2022 12:14 am

Carter was NOT a nuclear engineer.

Carter transferred to Georgia Institute of Technology to study mathematics for a year in order to qualify for the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1943, Carter received an appointment to the academy and became a member of the Class of 1947.

There was no training as nuclear engineers in 1947 at the Naval Academy.

The USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine and entered service in 1954.

Meab
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 10:05 am

You’re correct that, despite his false claims, Carter was not a nuclear engineer. He actually started a 6-month Naval program to become a nuclear reactor operator in March, 1953 but his father died in July, 1953 and Carter had to resign his Naval commission to run his family’s peanut farm. He never completed the program. If he had completed the program he wouldn’t have been a nuclear engineer, he would have been a naval nuclear reactor operator.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 9:26 pm

Don’t underestimate the Republican’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Also, the most recent Supreme Court decisions have the Democrats / Progressives all fired up, and may get the base to turn out en masse to vote for Dems.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 20, 2022 9:56 pm

You misunderstand the dynamics of America’s midterm elections. Without being too far off the mark, its a referendum on the sitting President and the state of the economy. Trump, abortion and gun rights will not be on the ballot anywhere. Joe, his manifest incompetence, the border (especially with the upcoming summer and fall migrant convoys) and a disastrous economy will be.

MarkW
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 21, 2022 7:05 am

It’s also fired up the Republican base.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 9:44 pm

Its a quote from a past President, mods. What’s the problem? Fu@k says the same thing!

Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 12:03 am

“The midterms are 111 days away. Even FJB will have a hard time screwing up much more in less than 4 months (I hope).”

I wonder how much election fraud is possible

“He (BIden) took a year to ignite roaring inflation.”

WRONG
Inflation was “ignited” by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2020 when Trump was President. Congress under Biden merely continued their reckless deficit spending that began in 2020 under Trump

“He (Biden) took a year to ruin the Southern border via Mayorkis”.

Trump failed to build a needed wall he talked about,
never solving the problem that Biden made a lot worse.

“He (Biden) took a year to wreck the military via vax mandates and wokeness.”

It’s not “wrecked” yet — Biden needs more time for that.

“he (Biden) bollixed Afghanistan withdrawal in just two months”

Afghanistan was a failure under Trump and prior presidents.
Biden just made that fact obvious with a disorganized withdrawal.
Bin Laden moved to Pakistan soon after the US began bombing
the areas in Eastern Afghanistan where he was hiding.

He (Biden) bollixed Keystone pipeline in just one day.

— Only 8% of the Keystone XL extension was built in the four years while Trump was president. That was a failure too.

While Biden is likely the worst President in American history, you are very biased by not reporting the failures while Trump was President.

It was in 2020 while Trump was president that the US morphed into a semi-totalitarian nation with Covid lockdowns that had no positive effect on Covid deaths. The NOT safe and NOT effective Covid vaccines were rushed to market by Trump financing them. Which led to vaccine mandates under Biden (and no reduction of total US all cause deaths in 2021, versus 2020 — high level evidence the Covid vaccines did NOT save lives).

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 3:01 am

Richard, when did the politicians sit down and work our a balanced budget by the date required? When did they focus on reducing wasteful spending and reducing the plethora of regulation? When did they sit down and focus on helping small businesses and promoting local industry? The problems go back way before Trump.

Despite some serious errors like his push for covid vaccination in 2020 rather than treatment protocols, Trump recognized the difficulties small businesses faced, the threats from China, the need for energy independence, the need for a secure border and to address the drug problem. He was certainly a flawed man but who else saw and addressed the major problems in the US?

MarkW
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 7:10 am

It really is amazing how hard people will work to displace blame from the politicians they support.

For example, his Democrats were doing everything they could think of to put legal and political roadblocks to slow down the building of the border wall and Keystone, yet it’s somehow Trump’s fault for not getting them done.

George Daddis
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 9:06 am

The Dem Congress voted down funding for the wall because they claimed the US “couldn’t afford to spend 5 billion dollars”, which would now be a rounding error in their “Build Back Better” proposals.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 8:41 am

Richard, you seem to misunderstand the operations of the U.S. Republic. It is up to the individual States to manage health and welfare issues. While the Federal government likes to flex its deficit spending muscles to bribe the States’ acceptance of intrusions into areas it doesn’t belong, all of the lockdown crap came from the States.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 21, 2022 12:41 pm

That’s right, and some States did not impose a mask mandate, like my State. No State-wide mask mandate. No travel restrictions.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 21, 2022 1:58 pm

The federal Constitution mentions “general welfare” but *NOT* individual welfare. The states are responsible for individual welfare. The federal Constitution doesn’t mention health at all.

TonyG
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 9:18 am

“It was in 2020 while Trump was president that the US morphed into a semi-totalitarian nation”

Because Trump allowed individual states to act, rather than declaring from on-high what they should be doing. Would you prefer he had been more totalitarian and ignored federalism?

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 11:56 am

Inflation was “ignited” by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2020 when Trump was President. Congress under Biden merely continued their reckless deficit spending that began in 2020 under Trump”

Biden and the Democrats created the straw that broke the camel’s back when they spent so much money in 2021 that the FED had to create a tsunami of printed money to fund it.

Look at the attached graph. M2 after 2020 spiked. That’s because of the Democrats spending, not Trump. M2 under Trump initially went down then went back up as Trump and the GOP spent money for COVID vaccines and relief. But it was the Dems in 2021 that caused the *big* impulse, not Trump.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Tim Gorman
July 21, 2022 11:56 am

forgot the graph.

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Tim Gorman
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 21, 2022 12:07 pm

Trump failed to build a needed wall he talked about,
never solving the problem that Biden made a lot worse.”

Trump built a big part of it and had the structural components delivered to build the rest. Tell me you’ve never seen the wall parts stacked up all along the border that Biden stopped installing!

“It’s not “wrecked” yet — Biden needs more time for that.”

Of course Biden has wrecked the military. The military is more than 10,000 soldiers short of recruitment goals. It is expected to be worse next year.

“Afghanistan was a failure under Trump and prior presidents.”

Malarky! The Taliban was not in control of Afghanistan under Trump and there was no chance they would be. Our losses in Afghanistan were 11 soldiers in all of 2020. Biden lost 13 in Afghanistan in 8 months!

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 2:43 am

Rud, Afghanistan was a mere picnic.
You have overlooked Biden’s greatest achievement – destroying Putin in Ukraine. 😉

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ozspeaksup
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 4:18 am

hate to see what he could do if he really tried, eus looking bad enough already as is your own country re fertiliser and other basics

DonM
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 12:59 pm

mebbe if biden would just switch over to supporting Putin, and stand by Russia ….

Based on the Biden record, Ukraine would kick Russia out within the month.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 4:12 am

he can start a war in less than 111 days

TonyG
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 9:11 am

“Even FJB will have a hard time screwing up much more in less than 4 months”

Remember, Rud: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to #@&% things up”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  TonyG
July 21, 2022 12:45 pm

That’s what Obama said: Don’t underestimate Biden’s ability to screw things up. He wasn’t kidding, either, as we can now see.

Joe Crawford
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 10:41 am

I sure wouldn’t kid myself too much on the timing, Rud. There is still plenty of time before the new Congress takes control on January 3rd for Brendon’s removal under the 25th Amendment and Cackling Kamala to resign or be removed. Nancy P. has been planting the seeds of the VP’s incompetence for several months now.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joe Crawford
July 21, 2022 12:46 pm

Biden has been diagnosed with Covid today.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Ron Long
July 20, 2022 5:12 pm

A LOT worse.

Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 2:35 pm

Without the Senate (thanks to Manchin) there is little Joe can actually do no matter what he may ‘think’. And after the midterms he won’t have the House either.
So he says he will attempt to act by EO. But there he will rapidly exceed Obama’s 8 year record of having at least nine overturned by the courts as unlawful. Ditto Cancelling valid GoM leases and not holding new leaseauctions.as required by law are just two easy examples.

You know he has no traction when only about 20 show up for his big MA climate speech, while the most recent poll concerning midterm issues ranks climate dead last and gas and diesel prices second after #1 food inflation. His problem is that he and the Squad don’t/won’t recognize this.

HotScot
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 2:54 pm

The point is not to succeed, the point is to be seen to be fighting ‘the good fight’ against all obstacles.

Joe’s no more doing this because he thinks it’s right then he think’s he knows what he’s doing.

He’s doing it (He – being the Democrat movement) to use the process as the punishment. It’s what the left do all the time. “Don’t like my ideas, then I’ll use every mechanism I can find to tie them up in court for as long as I possibly can”.

Meanwhile, nothing else gets done.

You didn’t think the believed they could win an impeachment of Trump do you? And do you truly believe, they believe, anything will be successful from the Jan 6th inquiry?

Of course not. The process is the punishment.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  HotScot
July 20, 2022 3:11 pm

Don’t disagree. But after the midterms, the process punishment shoe will be on the other foot. Hunter Biden laptop (10% for the big guy), stolen 2020 election, non enforcement of immigration laws, Pelosi’s husband stock trades, …. Jim Jorden already published his list of Congressional investigations.

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 4:13 pm

Pelosi has already set the precedent of having the majority leader pick both the Republican and Democrat members of any committee formed.

Drake
Reply to  MarkW
July 20, 2022 6:06 pm

Yep! And give the Dems 5 minutes, and put a rule in that after a question is asked, they can not “recalling my time” cancel the answer.

Abell
Reply to  MarkW
July 20, 2022 7:00 pm

Unfortunately, I have little faith that Republicans will do anything to punish democrats for the transgressions they have visited upon us for the last two years. Kevin McCarthy the left-coast Paul Ryan with big hair.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
July 20, 2022 9:06 pm

There has always been a group of East Coast Republicans who believe that the best way to win was to be slightly to the right of wherever the Democrats are.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
July 20, 2022 7:31 pm

This Pelosi of whom you speak. This is the one who received an award for her bi-partisan statesmanship with her remark, “He’s not my president!”?

MarkW
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
July 21, 2022 7:11 am

The media defines bi-partisanship as Republicans and Democrats working together to pass the Democrats agenda.

HotScot
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 1:37 am

I entirely agree, although don’t imagine the Democrats don’t have a plan to cheat the mid-terms. They do.

I watch Dan Bongino these days to keep up with what’s happening in the US. Smart guy with a good research team.

As he points out, socialists never change course. No matter how many times they are told they are failing, by professionals or the electorate, they just keep ploughing on regardless.

If, as expected, the mid-terms go as badly as expected, I anticipate Commissar Bidinsky will take his leave due to failing health. Which will get him the sympathy vote when he’s diagnosed with Dementia (or something) and therefore unable to answer for his business associations with his son.

The ‘failing health’ ploy has been a feature of British politics for generations.

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Michael in Dublin
Reply to  HotScot
July 21, 2022 3:28 am

We ignore history at our peril. I was struck by reading the account of Joy Lewis who was briefly married to CS Lewis before her death. She was an American Jewess who became a Communist but as she read through their writings in the early 1940s saw through their deceit.

How many politicians have read the Communist Manifesto in tandem with Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago (2019 ed)? I fear they are often as historically illiterate as many of today’s university graduates. However, the very students that are enamoured with today’s cultural Marxism are often the same people who are ignorantly promoting climate alarmism. I remember the fitness slogan some years ago “Run for Life” well we need a new slogan “Read for Life“.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  HotScot
July 20, 2022 3:31 pm

Biden isn’t “doing” anything. He is a controlled Manchurian Candidate, too ignorant to see the reality of what his handlers are not telling him.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Tom in Florida
July 20, 2022 4:59 pm

Bozo Joe was always a bully so steamrolling people is E-Z for him to do even if his
mind is half gone. He’s just a coward who talks tough as real tough guys never talk
tough but prove their toughness when they need to!

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Joel Snider
Reply to  HotScot
July 20, 2022 5:17 pm

And to advance the agenda another notch, and cripple the country a little – or a LOT – more.

Graham
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 3:48 pm

How did our countries end up with leaders and governments that are hell bent on destroying our standard of living?
The answer is very simple .
Constant propaganda that the use of fossil fuel will lead to runaway warming which will cause a climate catastrophe.
That is how they are being elected as they promise to control the weather and the general public read about climate change and see it on the TV news every day .
Jacinda Ardern our communist Prime Minister in New Zealand “had a nuclear moment ” and stopped all further off shore oil and gas leases and exploration in New Zealand waters when she took office .
She recently flew around the world and met with Biden .She flew to Europe then back and forth across the US then visited other countries finishing up in Australia congratulating the new Prime Minister who will destroy Australia’s economy with blind policies of shutting down power plants .
8 billion people on this earth rely on fossil fuel energy to supply the basic needs of food ,housing ,clothing and health care but these left wing governments will destroy their countries in the name of climate change .

Mr.
Reply to  Graham
July 20, 2022 5:08 pm

“Climate emergency / crisis” is all a deliberate distraction from accountable performance by public office holders and bureaucrats.

Our town of 40k residents has a municipal local government council whose main claim to fame and delivering on the interests of property taxpayers was declaring a “Climate Emergency” and having a “Sustainability Report” produced at a cost of $200k.

Meanwhile, auto suspension repairers in the area are seeing booming business from all the potholed roads & streets, garbage collection is a hit or miss event, and taxes were just increased 12%.

Did I mention we also had a rainbow pedestrian crossing painted at a cost of $2k?

The thing is, it’s hardly worth voting for alternative candidates here, because they’re all singing from the same UN Agenda2030 / WEF playbook.

Abell
Reply to  Mr.
July 20, 2022 7:07 pm

My best advice-move.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Abell
July 20, 2022 9:32 pm

But to where?

joe x
Reply to  Mr.
July 21, 2022 4:16 am

sounds a lot like the peoples republic of ann arbor mi.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Graham
July 20, 2022 5:18 pm

Academia is pretty much the well-spring.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 4:07 pm

Climate activists among the Senate Democrats are now urging the Biden administration to ignore the legal precedent set by West Virginia vs EPA and move forward with highly aggressive carbon regulations even if those regulations are unconstitutional.

Biden is being heavily lobbied to ignore the decisions of the courts. IMHO, he will do just that and will blatantly and openly defy any and all adverse court rulings against his climate emergency EO’s and the blizzard of new anti-carbon regulations those EO’s will spawn.

Mr.
Reply to  Beta Blocker
July 20, 2022 6:52 pm

Alarmingly, I’ve read 2 news stories today where Western democracy government ‘leaders’ (Joe Biden and Anthony Albanese) referred to concerns about their efforts to optimise perceptions of their countries on the “world stage”.

AFAIK, the “world stage” does not elect the governments of these countries. Their citizens do.

I’d hate to think that such ‘leaders’ are receiving their daily “talking points” from the WEF.

(nah, fv(k it – they ARE receiving their talking points from the WEF)

Beta Blocker
Reply to  Mr.
July 20, 2022 9:51 pm

In late November of 2020, a savvy reporter asked John Kerry if the WEF’s Great Reset plan was included in Biden’s plans for implementing Build Back Better.

Kerry confirmed that Biden is committed to the Great Reset and would be pursuing it all throughout his presidency.

Everything we’ve seen so far indicates that the WEF exerts a powerful influence on Biden and on the people who actually make the decisions inside his government.

These people will not be deterred regardless of which party controls Congress after the mid-terms and regardless of any decisions adverse to the Biden agenda which the courts might hand down.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Beta Blocker
July 21, 2022 5:41 am

If Biden doesn’t do it then the Bureaucratic Hegemony will. And exactly what consequences does the Bureaucratic Hegemony risk? Ans: NONE. There are *never* any consequence for the unelected bureaucrats.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 4:19 pm

I sense a “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” attitude with whatever they’re planning
as things keep getting crazier at an accelerated pace. Brandon’s been making too many
gaffes to make it too much longer even though the MSM is covering for him. Whoever is
running the WH plan (my opinion- Nobama) is going to have him do as much damage via
executive order as possible- regardless if they get overturned. Because he’ll probably
be removed by the 25th Amendment, there will be no impeachment. I haven’t heard any VP
Giggles word salads lately as they’re probably keeping her busy prepping her to take
over so they can use her to continue WH policy via executive order even after January
when a new Congress is seated. The new VP could be from Brandon’s Nutty Cabinet.

As for other Dem Reps & Senators, they may do okay as they’re getting more contributions
which may offset the furor the WH is creating. Polls already show 80% of the people think
Brandon’s going in the wrong direction, but will that be enough to create a Red landslide?

In Mar 2021, Brandon issued an executive order that directs all 600 federal agencies to
focus on increasing voter registration and turnout. A court ruled that the DoJ must hand
over documents before the 2022 midterms. While it may be nothing- trust, but verify.

https://thefederalist.com/videos/hemingway-bidens-takeover-of-elections-is-unconstitutional-unethical-and-chaotic/

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/20/federal-court-orders-doj-release-docs-on-bidens-takeover-of-elections/

David- add this to your collection-

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Mr.
Reply to  David Middleton
July 20, 2022 6:52 pm

She can write ?

yirgach
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 20, 2022 6:46 pm

As far as the democratic mob is concerned, if the 25th amendment is invoked and Kackles the Ho is then President this succession to the next president must occur BEFORE the midterm elections. This is because when a vacancy in the vice presidency exists, the president nominates a person for that office; the candidate must be confirmed by a majority of both houses of Congress.

Seeing that the democratic mob is going to lose control after the midterms they will not be able to control the appointment of the replacement (read vice president) for Kackles the Ho who is currently scheduled to resign after the potted plant is put out to pasture and before the 2024 elections. That replacement will probably be Grusom of Kali who will then become the president going into the 2024 election cycle.

Things do tend to get a bit complicated when plotting government overthrows.

Dave
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 20, 2022 7:45 pm

80% may think the US is going in the wrong direction. That doesn’t give the proportion who think that the correction is more to the left or more to the right. It may predict high voter turnout, but it doesn’t say who will win.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 21, 2022 3:35 am

Just image Biden > Harris > Mad Magazine Kid

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 6:04 am

Alfred E. Newman — “What, me worry?”

George Daddis
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 21, 2022 9:17 am

“Whoever is running the WH plan (my opinion- Nobama) “
My belief is the cabal has several levels – BHO is an intermediary to give instructions to the high level political “useful idiots” (Joe/Jill and his staff) but there is someone or some group upstream giving explicit orders. Whoever they are, it is clear they have a globalist mindset.

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Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 20, 2022 4:38 pm

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Joe Biden is just the puppet, a scapegoat. The puppet masters behind the scenes are getting exactly what they: less liberty, themselves on top, brainwashed youths. What better way to keep implementing their agenda than by using a sacrificial lamb as your mouthpiece. The scapegoat gets all the blame, the puppet masters stay behind the curtain. The loudmouth Donald Trump had to go, because he they had nothing to blackmail him with and he didn’t play ball with them.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Wade
July 20, 2022 5:19 pm

You’re not wrong, but Biden was POS long before he was senile.

Mr.
Reply to  Wade
July 20, 2022 6:58 pm

I was never a big wrap for Trump as a person, but I used to make the point that he was a refreshing change to national leadership.

In that, he was not beholden to –

  • a political party
  • mainstream media
  • business
  • the military
  • unions
  • academia
  • unions
  • environmentalists
  • religions
  • races / ethnicities
Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Mr.
July 20, 2022 10:51 pm

Or reason.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 21, 2022 3:47 am

Your comment does not pass the smell test.
Some of Trump’s decisions reflect good reasoning.
Some of his decisions reflect flawed reasoning.
Some of his decisions reflect deficient reasoning.
However, I do not think any reflect no reasoning.

Derg
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 9:45 am

No kidding, Trump was pretty shrewd. I was not a fan of his spending but he was spot on for so many things.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
July 21, 2022 1:05 pm

Trump had to spend a lot of money to get the U.S. military back up to speed after the Obama-Biden administration. On Trump’s first day in office, his Defense Secretary came to him and told him the U.S. military was critically short of ammunition.

How would you like to hear that on your first day.

So Trump had reasons to spend money. His spendng didn’t break the bank the way the subsequent Democrat spending has done.

Trump is the best president we have had since Ronald Reagan. Anyone who can’t see that is a little blind.

It’s not Trump’s fault that the Leftwing Media attacks him constantly. Blaming Trump for being attacked, and making that out as a character flaw of Trump’s, is ridiculous.

The Leftwing Media is going to attack any Republican who threatens the Leftwing narrative. If it wasn’t Trump, it would be someone else. The difference with Trump is he hits the Leftwing Media and his critics back harder than they hit him. I like that about him. I hope to see a whole lot more of that because there are a lot of evil, demented people on the Left, out there who need to get hit hard by Donald Trump.

Trump will be running in 2024. Get ready for it.

Chris Hanley
July 20, 2022 2:38 pm

“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad” (Euripides or Reverend William Anderson Scott or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

a happy little debunker
July 20, 2022 2:46 pm

You forgot to mention Biden selling 1 million barrels US oil from the strategic oil reserve to China

Rud Istvan
Reply to  a happy little debunker
July 20, 2022 3:13 pm

5 million, not 1. And to the China company where Hunter still has an ownership interest even tho he said he didn’t.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Rud Istvan
July 21, 2022 5:10 am

And what about a report – needs verifying – of oil being trucked out of Syria from the areas where US forces are supposed to be protecting the sources for the locals?

markl
July 20, 2022 2:47 pm

Such a “national emergency” wouldn’t survive a Congressional or court challenge.

MarkW
Reply to  markl
July 20, 2022 3:48 pm

Why would the Democrats challenge such an action by Biden. It gets done those things they have been trying to do, but only Biden’s finger prints will be on it.

Joe Gordon
July 20, 2022 2:49 pm

Damn. I’m too old to learn Mandarin properly.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joe Gordon
July 20, 2022 10:06 pm

I’ve tried! Its really a bitch for a guy with bad hearing and no tonal ability.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 21, 2022 3:59 am

I learned French in a few months but Mandarin defeated me utterly.

Yooper
July 20, 2022 2:53 pm

It is going to be a hoot once the Trump organization picks up on MALA…….

John K. Sutherland.
July 20, 2022 3:24 pm

Leave the dumb twit to his flounderings, please. I’m heavily invested in Canadian oil. Not that our dumb twit is any better.

R. Morton
July 20, 2022 3:28 pm

“President Biden Declares Climate Emergency”

Hmmm…. Can’t we just file a lawsuit against the Biden administration (or ANY other government branch/arm/agency or future administration making such claims) forcing them to provide PROOF – as in empirical evidence – to PROVE the merit of the claim of a “climate emergency”???

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 3:31 pm

That’s why I, and so damned many other people I grew up with, have cancer; and…

Did Biden just acknowledge he has cancer?

R. Morton
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 3:37 pm

I thought Joe Biden WAS cancer.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 3:40 pm

Or brain rot.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 4:37 pm

We’ve heard this story before… BIDEN IN APRIL: “I have asthma and 80% of the people who, in fact, we grew up with have asthma.” BIDEN TODAY: “That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer.”

https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1549852476412760064

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Old Man Winter
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 20, 2022 5:06 pm

After his “I and so many damn people have cancer” remark, the
@WhiteHouse
was quick to clarify that
@JoeBiden
has had several non-melanoma skin cancers removed, but remains a “healthy” 79-year old

https://twitter.com/johnrobertsFox/status/1549837998027595777?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

MarkW
Reply to  Old Man Winter
July 21, 2022 7:18 am

Does exposure to oil cause skin cancer?

George Daddis
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 9:31 am

No, but being a lifeguard (chasing CornPop) will cause skin cancer.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 1:46 pm

I know a whole lot of mechanics that were exposed to a *LOT* of oil and gasoline throughout their careers. None with skin cancer though. I had my share working as a mechanic till I got out of college. No skin cancer.

Fraizer
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 7:57 pm

“…That’s why I, and so damned many other people I grew up with, have cancer; and…”

And with that, cancer’s ratings were up 69% in the polls.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Fraizer
July 20, 2022 10:54 pm

Not 97%?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 20, 2022 10:08 pm

Their walking that one back even as we speak.

DonM
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
July 21, 2022 1:17 pm

My first take was that he was referring to Hunter.

george1st:)
July 20, 2022 3:32 pm

As Trump would often say “its sad”
Indeed very sad the greatest country in the world has elected an imbecile for pres.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  george1st:)
July 20, 2022 3:40 pm

s/elected/installed/

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 20, 2022 7:38 pm

Yes, it is more like the MSM ‘elected’ him by covering for him when he was hiding in his basement, and Yahoo suspended commenting on ‘news’ articles.

Carlo, Monte
July 20, 2022 3:37 pm

One continuous fracking disaster after another.

Carlo, Monte
July 20, 2022 3:45 pm

Meanwhile, Pete Buttpl*g is “astonished”:

Buttigieg Says He’s “Astonished” That People “Seem to Really Struggle to Let Go” of Their Gas-Powered Vehicles in Favor of $65,000 Electric Vehicles

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/buttigieg-says-astonished-people-seem-really-struggle-let-go-gas-powered-vehicles-favor-65000-electric-vehicles-video/

joe x
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 21, 2022 4:28 am

pete is also astonished that more people don’t practice sodomy.

DonM
Reply to  joe x
July 21, 2022 1:20 pm

practice is one thing … pete has perfected it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 21, 2022 1:11 pm

It just shows how out of touch and clueless mayor Pete really is.

The Biden administration is peopled by morons.

Chris Hanley
July 20, 2022 3:45 pm

It would be better in the long run for Biden to take executive action declare a ‘climate emergency’ implement radical measures and take the consequences at least it would ‘clear the air’, currently it is the lurking threat that is destroying confidence and fossil fuel investments.

2hotel9
July 20, 2022 3:47 pm

So, Faux Joe Xiden is going to declare war on countries that drill offshore? Which ones first? Just listen to the deranged, Alzheimer’s patient babbling incoherency coming out of him. https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/prosecutors/statutes Here we go, his wife should be in federal custody right now.

John the Econ
July 20, 2022 4:02 pm

If it was my intended mission to totally destroy our economy and national security, I’m not sure what I’d do any different.

H. D. Hoese
July 20, 2022 4:27 pm

I talked to a broker this week who seemed to understand the situation, but had caution about too extensive petroleum investments. Difficult to believe but we must now be governed by those who are so stupid that they think electricity is as simple as flipping a switch.They need an exercise in generating it with a handle. I’ve got one on a portable radio, bet they wouldn’t hear much.

Joe Crawford
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
July 21, 2022 11:49 am

Crank out of an old telephone, then hold the wires in your teeth… leads to a quick understanding :<)

Doonman
July 20, 2022 5:04 pm

Climate is defined as 30 years of weather in a given area.

So Joe Biden needs to go back 30 years and document what abnormal weather conditions there were in order to show an emergency. But he can only do that in the United States as he is not president of the world. There can be no future emergency unless he is psychic and I don’t think his mind is that sharp.

One must therefore also wonder why no past president for thirty years noticed the abnormal weather.

George Daddis
Reply to  Doonman
July 21, 2022 9:36 am

Congress has the sole responsibility for this type of action.
Presidential declarations of “Emergency” were for a sudden and severe crisis that could not wait for Congress to take action. Even the IPCC indicates we have a decade to act.

As others have noted, US citizens place Climate action at the bottom of their lists of concerns (about 1%) and so it is not likely that such measures would pass both Houses.

Lonster
July 20, 2022 5:06 pm

I welcome the Climate Emergency declaration.

Just another chance for the Supreme Court to limit the Executive Branch powers.

Dave
Reply to  Lonster
July 20, 2022 7:53 pm

How many regiments does the Supreme Court have? How many prisons?

StevenF
Reply to  Dave
July 20, 2022 10:43 pm

Since the Supreme Court represents the interpretation of the US Constitution and since everyone in a regiment swears an oath to defend the Constitution, the Supreme Court doesn’t really need to have regiments. No one in the military, for example, swears an oath to the President.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dave
July 21, 2022 1:19 pm

I would say the Supreme Court has all the regiments it needs, if it were in serious danger. I might have to volunteer myself to go defend them and my freedoms, which they represent and protect. I would say that’s worth putting it on the line.

If the Left were to launch a physical attack on the Supreme Court, and the rule of law, the Right would be coming to the Supreme Court’s defense. The Supreme Court is not all alone in the wilderness. It does have its supporters: All the reasonable, rational people in the United States.

starzmom
Reply to  Lonster
July 21, 2022 5:07 am

Since it is now apparently legal and respected to picket, harangue, and threaten Supreme Court Justices and their families at their homes when one disagrees with their decisions or anticipated decisions, asking them to limit Executive Branch powers could get quite messy and nasty. The Executive Branch in particular will not stand up for them.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  starzmom
July 21, 2022 1:23 pm

“Since it is now apparently legal and respected to picket, harangue, and threaten Supreme Court Justices and their families at their homes when one disagrees with their decisions or anticipated decisions”

No, it’s not legal to do so. Biden’s Attorney General is refusing to enforce the law for political reasons. There’s a good chance Biden’s Attorney General will be impeached and removed from office in January because of these failures.

Just think: This partisan political Attorney General almost made it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now he will be facing impeachment for refusal to enforce the laws of the United States.

January can’t come soon enough.

Derg
July 20, 2022 5:08 pm

Didn’t this fool tell coal miners to code?

One has to wonder if Simon is in the administration.

Joel Snider
July 20, 2022 5:12 pm

All I can say, is that modern progressives have proven themselves every last bit of the fascist pieces of shit, I though they were.
At this point, there’s nothing even worth discussing – if you’re on that side, you’re not just my enemy by an enemy of humanity.

John Garrett
July 20, 2022 5:18 pm

Mr. Middleton,

ROTFLMFAO

I thought I was the only sane person in the audience of Democracy Now!

How on earth did you stumble on that platform for lunatics?

I watch, on occasion, for comic relief. It’s where I get my small doses of Bill McKibben (and give thanks that I don’t live close enough to Middlebury College to be tempted to do bodily harm to that nutcase).

Steve Attack
July 20, 2022 5:32 pm

Joe Biden. Making America grate again.

Editor
July 20, 2022 5:50 pm

“If we had more wind and solar and electric vehicles, we wouldn’t need nearly as much oil…” – Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School.

Well, he’s absolutely correct of course. If we had lots more wind and solar generation when there was no wind or sun, then we could have all the EVs we wanted and we would be laughing. What I’m sure the public wants to know is: Why don’t they just crank up the wind and solar production when supply is short? There is so much wind and solar installed that surely we can just call on it whenever it is needed, with the additional benefit of course that unlike generation from fuels it is completely free.

Call me a skeptic
Reply to  Mike Jonas
July 20, 2022 6:16 pm

Hey slow Joe! Lead by example. No more trips anywhere utilizing fossil fuel. Let’s go Brandon!

observa
Reply to  Mike Jonas
July 21, 2022 2:56 am

Simples really. Wot you need is more solar wind and batteries-

When South Australia needed to firm its capacity, they built the world’s biggest battery in under a month.
Green energy backers attack capacity market proposal, saying we ‘shouldn’t be paying to keep coal and gas’ (msn.com)

But don’t forget dropping in the 9 diesel generators that consume 80,000 litres and hour with the battery will you? With a single semi tanker typically carrying 30,000 litres popping around the suburbs feeding them you need a few around the clock toing and froing from the refinery storage. Otherwise it’s an awful lot of jerry cans in the boots of electric Teslas saving the planet..

george1st:)
Reply to  Mike Jonas
July 21, 2022 4:12 am

About time we developed a MOON panel to charge the EVs at night .
Oh wait , we already have it , its called fossil fuels , coal gas nuclear oil

Brad
July 20, 2022 6:45 pm

I love the push to using “synthetic oils”.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_oil

Gunga Din
July 20, 2022 7:12 pm

Don’t they have to drill to anchor the offshore pinwheels?
Now that’s an offshore drilling ban I could support!

Clyde Spencer
July 20, 2022 7:22 pm

Joe Manchin’s announcement that he won’t vote for a bill addressing climate change unless inflation slows next month, …

That sounds like Manchin’s way of saying politely, “When Hell freezes over.”

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H.R.
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
July 21, 2022 9:35 am

Inflation will slow next month, but not really.

Demand for housing and durable goods is dropping and homebuilders and retailers are sitting on inventory that they need to clear out. They need to get some money out of that inventory and prices will drop. Look for great prices and sales on refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., and homebuilders are already backing off their prices.

Those are the biggies in the CPI (consumer price index). Food and fuel are not in the CPI, and they will continue to increase.

For the next 2 or 3 months, the ‘Official’ rate of inflation will slow. The reality will be that Joe and Jane Sixpack will be seeing ever increasing prices in the items that they buy every day.

Manchin knows all this, but he gets to look like the nation’s savior for a month or two, and when the official rate of inflation slows in the next month or so, then he can vote for the GND.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 20, 2022 10:43 pm

Apparently, in all the excitement, he forgot to declare the emergency.

george1st:)
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 20, 2022 11:40 pm

excrement ?

James F. Evans
July 21, 2022 1:16 am

The mask is coming off Joe Biden, pushing the Green Cult when we are in the middle of a self inflicted energy crisis and he wants to make it worse.

Biden & the Democrats don’t have any answers for the economy, and specifically energy prices. That is where our inflation is coming from, yes, the government printing press isn’t helping, but IT,S ENERGY INFLATION that is driving Overall Inflation.

A lot of discussions about currency inflation (Modern Monetary Theory, and such).

But, again, it’s energy inflation driving the whole ball of wax.

If Biden gets any traction with this political push, the economy will crash.

With $200 a barrel oil.

Who gets hurt? The guy who can just barely afford a used car to get to work.

What percentage of the American People can afford a $40,000 car?

Economy killing proposal, the World Economic Forum, aka, Davos is happy..

The rest of us: “you will own nothing and be happy/”

So says the head of Davos

And Joe Biden.

Hmm…

MarkW
Reply to  James F. Evans
July 21, 2022 7:26 am
MarkW
Reply to  James F. Evans
July 21, 2022 7:29 am

It’s impossible for asset inflation to cause general inflation.
When the price of one good goes up, causing people to have less money for everything else.
Reduced demand in everything else depresses those prices, offsetting the rise in the price of first product.

Only increasing the money supply faster than rate of growth of GDP can cause general inflation.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 1:52 pm

I think what you are describing is the Production Possibility Frontier curve. Something Democrats simply don’t understand.

Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 2:35 am

Just when you thought he couldn’t get any dumber

I disagree with David Middleton as it is far worse.

Biden is fast going senile and does not have a clue
what is going on around him let alone in the USA and world.

However, his puppeteer is not dumb.
He or she is deviously pulling Biden’s strings to get particular outcomes.
This is being done deliberately.
The aim is to achieve an ideological goal even if it destroys the USA.
The voter does not know who the puppeteer is.
They are therefore not able to stop and hold that person accountable.

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joe x
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 4:38 am

The voter does not know who the puppeteer is.

this voter knows.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  joe x
July 21, 2022 1:29 pm

Who?

rah
July 21, 2022 5:04 am

Like I said. It’s coming to a crescendo! Though OT. CNN is telling even more blatant climate lies that usual.

Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water | CNN

Meanwhile DMI shows the SMB of the Greenland ice sheet and the Arctic Sea Ice extent above their 30 year means.
Surface Conditions: Polar Portal

MarkW
Reply to  rah
July 21, 2022 7:32 am

It’s quite possible that the amount of ice that melted from Greenland is enough to cover West Virginia in a foot of water.

1) West Virginia is a small state.
2) Ice melts in Greenland every summer. There is no evidence that the amount has changed in recent years.

rah
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 7:49 am

But the FACT is that the summer melt in Greenland is well below the average mean. Sure there is melting, but it is below average and certainly not catastrophic.

Guess one should read and watch the video to get my point about the content of the post which I thought I was making by posting the DMI stats.

MarkW
Reply to  rah
July 21, 2022 12:15 pm

I’m guessing you didn’t actually read my post.

rah
Reply to  MarkW
July 21, 2022 8:34 am

BTW it you really want to go there. It is NOT possible for the melt this year to cover quite hilly WV with a foot of water. It could cover an area the equivalent to the size of the state.

DonM
Reply to  rah
July 21, 2022 1:40 pm

… and the Greenland ice increase last winter could cover West Virginia in 80 feet of water.

(I made this up, but it is likely close.)

mkelly
July 21, 2022 6:12 am

David Middleton, it was reported that he intends to give billions for items like A/C units in certain areas and open the Gulf to wind mills.

Hurricane proof wind mills will be a sight to behold.

starzmom
Reply to  mkelly
July 21, 2022 6:58 am

With any luck, a Cat 5 hurricane will bear down on the Gulf at the perfect time and take out the installation rigs along with the partially installed windmills. Will be a good lesson for everybody.

MarkW
Reply to  mkelly
July 21, 2022 7:35 am

I’d be more impressed if he opened up the waters off Kennebunkport to wind mills.

herrman
July 21, 2022 6:49 am

They’re after the Permian too, the largest production region in your chart. If they can’t get it through cooking up hysterical climate change “impacts” in the NEPA process thereby providing a reason not to approve leasing, they’ll do it through the a Clean Air Act nonattainment designation. This will trigger General Conformity, which could halt further activity on Federal land (~40%of the Permian) for years while a State Implementation Plan is developed.

I no longer wonder why populations have starved on perfectly suitable agricultural lands.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  herrman
July 21, 2022 2:23 pm

The environmental law community has understood for more than twenty years that creative application of the Clean Air Act can become an exceptionally powerful tool for attacking the carbon fuels industry.

The weaponization of the EPA using creative application of the Clean Air Act can be especially effective when the regime in control of the federal government consciously chooses to ignore any past legal precedents, and any current and future court rulings, which are adverse to their GHG reduction plans.

Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 7:21 am

Biden cannot control a 2000 mile (3000 km) southern border – a relatively easy task – with millions of people entering illegally and tons of dangerous drugs flowing across but is convinced he can by executive actions control climate in the USA. He is a fraud and everyone should see the emperor has no clothes.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 21, 2022 1:35 pm

Biden isn’t trying to control the border. He’s thrown the door wide open. Wide open to criminals, terrorists, drug traffickers and prostitution rings for young girls and children.

Biden is complicit in all these crimes.

Biden is the worst, most corrupt, and most dangerous president in U.S. history.

observa
July 21, 2022 7:34 am

Don’t the self-appointed masters of identifying victimhood anywhere and everywhere get a simple straightforward open and shut case of geriatric abuse?
‘Sad to see’ President Joe Biden ‘mentally disintegrate’ before our eyes: Bernardi (msn.com)
Vile hypocrites.

rah
Reply to  observa
July 21, 2022 11:13 am

It’s Jill more than anyone that I lay that on. A wife that really loved her man would never have supported Joe running for POTUS.

DonM
July 21, 2022 12:38 pm

Biden is such a dumb ass.

‘Since congress (the people with the constitutional power) is not acting as we feel they SHOULD, and these people (Markey & Warren … members of congress) are doing such a great job, I will bypass congress & use my (make-believe) presidential power to do what these people (Markey & Warren) want the rest of the overall congress to do.’

Again, congress is not acting as they should, so the president will take over, ignore the constitution, and mandate what the minority wants.

niceguy
July 21, 2022 1:05 pm

Or a cancer emergency?

(Or the “end of quote” emergency)

spren
July 21, 2022 3:44 pm

Where does Dumb Leader Biden attain these magical unconstitutional powers he claims to have. These climate lying monsters are going to destroy our energy supply and our food supply. People are going to freeze and starve to death because of these morons. I hope they soon all find themselves with their backs against the wall awaiting to be removed from our misery. They are traitors and need to be treated as such.

KcTaz
July 22, 2022 12:52 am

“In the wake of Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement that he won’t vote for a bill addressing climate change unless inflation slows next month,”

Given the way the DOJ, the FBI, Immigration and Customs, the IRS, the CIA, the Pentagon, the CDC, the FDA et al have been operating since January 2021, I’m pretty sure reduced inflation can be achieved by the Fed. Reserve if the order is given by the White House regardless of the actual numbers.

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