Biden Energy Policies: Incoherent, Incompetent, Intolerable

They raise energy prices, hurt living standards, and impair our future as a law-abiding nation

Paul Driessen                                                                                 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA is truly a landmark ruling. It decisively rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to use vague, “previously little-used” language in the Clean Air Act to shutter America’s remaining coal-fired power plants and force the nation to switch to pseudo-renewable energy, in the name of ending the “manmade climate crisis.”

But the decision goes much further. The Court made it clear that federal agenciesmay not impose “major federal actions,” decide “major questions” or implement “transformative expansions” of their regulatory authority without specific statutory authority clearly conferred by Congress.

In other words, federal agencies do not have the power or right to take unilateral actions that effectively transform or undermine major sections of America’s energy, economic or agricultural systems, its industries or its living standards, unless Congress has given them explicit authority to do so.

Such enormously “transformational powers” belong to the American people, acting through legislators they elect to represent them – not to bureaucrats who are not elected and cannot easily be removed from office or otherwise disciplined and held accountable. The intolerable regulatory overreach exhibited by EPA (and too many other federal agencies) violates our Constitution, its “separation of powers” doctrine, and any rational understanding of “legislative intent.”

Many Americans believe West Virginia v. EPA represents a great victory over the regulatory “Deep State.” However, the Court’s ruling will mean little if the Biden Administration refuses to acknowledge the decision and continues doing as it pleases, perhaps reflecting the “progressive” view that the Court has gone “rogue.”

To cite just one example, consider what’s happening with regard to pipeline policy – yet another choke point the Administration is utilizing to force America to terminate fossil fuel use.

Richard Glick, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s radically left chairman, claims the ruling doesn’t apply to him. He insists that several federal district courts – two tiers below the Supreme Court – previously held that the EPA could regulate coal into oblivion. Therefore, he claims, the energy-killing regulations he wants to impose on pipelines can remain in place, or even be made more onerous, unless the Supreme Court specifically overrules him and FERC on that specific matter.

Under this “novel” interpretation, federal agencies can ignore or defy the Supreme Court on any regulations they want to implement – even regulations with major national implications, even rules that could leave people freezing jobless in the dark and perhaps dying from hypothermia – unless and until the Supremes render a decision specifically against those agencies and rules.

Or perhaps even until the Court has mustered its own army or sent an FBI or IRS SWAT team to kick in agency doors and enforce its decisions.

Chairman Glick wants FERC to revive its proposed rule requiring pipeline companies to account for all greenhouse gas emissions from construction or operation of their pipelines – even if it means many states and cities could find themselves without natural gas to electrify, heat and air condition homes, operate restaurants, hospitals and schools, power factories, or provide backup electricity during emergencies.

Major regions of America depend on pipelines carrying natural gas to generate electricity or provide direct fuel for furnaces, water heaters, ovens, ranges and backup generators. They already face threats of gas shortages and electricity blackouts during winter months and when weather conditions don’t cooperate with government-mandated wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations.

Pipeline companies say they would have to abandon many markets if the FERC rule is imposed, because it is hugely expensive, impossible to follow and likely to bankrupt them.

When Democrat and Republican members of Congress learned about the proposed rule, they urged FERC to rescind it. The Commission ultimately did suspend further consideration of the measure, but Mr. Glick’s recent remarks suggest he may try to unilaterally lift the suspension.

Perhaps his position is so at odds with the Supreme Court because the White House told him to disregard the ruling. President Biden repeatedly said on the campaign trail and since his inauguration that he is little concerned about high energy prices. He promised to end fossil fuel use in the USA and intends to do so, regardless of any impacts that might have on families, jobs and global geopolitical realities.

President Biden promptly canceled the Keystone Pipeline, increased regulations, suspended federal permitting processes, designated large areas as “national monuments” to restrict exploration and production, and directed all federal agencies to base all decisions on theoretical effects on Earth’s climate.

Those actions clearly signaled that he was willing to sacrifice our nation’s hard-won energy independence and once-strong economy on the altar of extreme green ideologies.

When food and gasoline prices more than doubled and inflation shot to a 40-year high, his approval ratings sank to lows never endured by any American president, Mr. Biden was reduced to begging Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iran to produce more oil. Perhaps he thinks their fossil fuels don’t emit “carbon.”

With a deciding vote by Vice President Kamala Harris, Congress passed the fraudulently named Inflation Reduction Act, which slaps $370-billion in taxes on middle class families to pay for electric vehicle, solar panel and wind turbine tax credits – and further enrich Democrat allies.

The wealthy will buy expensive electric cars that will be charged with pricey, intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar power. Middle classes will see their jobs and living standards plunge further.

Meanwhile, China, India, a hundred other developing countries and a newly refocused Europe are all burning more fossil fuels, to improve and safeguard people’s living standards and lives – and provide the “renewable” energy materials and technologies the United States cannot or will not produce itself.  

The United States could totally eliminate coal, oil and natural gas – and it wouldn’t improve Earth’s climate or weather one iota, even if greenhouse gas emissions actually drive climate change, including the Ice Ages, Roman and Medieval Warm Periods, Little Ice Age, Mayan drought and Dust Bowl.

Even more interesting, incoherent, incompetent and intolerable, White House and FERC actions to base all federal decisions on computer-conjured effects on Earth’s global climate obstinately and deliberately ignore the widespread harmful effects of Biden Administration fossil-fuel-eradication policies.

Those policies pay little or no attention to slave and child labor, wildlife habitat destruction, toxic air and water pollution, or even carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from the vast overseas mining, materials processing and manufacturing operations required to make the countless wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and backup batteries needed to replace the fossil fuels Mr. Biden detests.

Moreover, the fact that Mr. Glick’s boss has an anti-fossil-fuel agenda does not mean FERC’s chairman can ignore and defy America’s highest court. He swore to respect our Constitution and the separation of powers enshrined in it. He has no right or authority to advance the ideological whims of political officeholders, even a President.

Chairman Glick’s past comments show he already understands this. If he pushes his pipeline rule now on climate grounds, it will spell trouble – for American families, and for our Constitution, judicial system, regulatory state, respect for the rule of law, and survival as a united nation.

We can only hope he ultimately musters the courage, common sense and recognition of his oath of office to do what is constitutional, as opposed to what’s momentarily convenient, albeit incomprehensible.

Keep this destructive Biden agenda in mind when you head to the polls November 8.

Paul Driessen is a lawyer, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (, and author of books and articles on energy, environmental, legal and human rights issues.

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Tom Halla
September 4, 2022 10:12 am

I would consider this malice, not incompetence. Germany’s Energiewende was already proven to be a failure even before the 2020 election, so the Green New Deal was malevolent, not negligent. The advocates knew it would fail.

Patrick Hrushowy
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 4, 2022 10:26 am

Failure is the desired outcome, i.e., collapse of the Western economy.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 4, 2022 12:43 pm

Here’s the first of a four part series revealing Germany’s failed energy
system that was done already in 2018. The graph below from Sep 2017
shows how poorly solar and wind did vs total installed capacity & demand,
which still occurs, at times, today. An even bigger problem is they only have
1.5 hrs of storage, with ~1/2 from stored hydro & ~1/2 from battery storage
from EVs & hybrids. Talk about a planned disaster!

(Links to the other parts of the series as well as the whole underlying report
are given in part 1.)

Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 4, 2022 11:17 pm

Remember when Trump warned Germany about reliance on Nordstream 2 and on Russia for gas in general and their leaders laughed at him?
I don’t think they’re laughing now. In fact, I’m pretty sure those smirks have been wiped off their faces.
FLASHBACK: Trump Warned UN About Relying On Russian Oil, Was Laughed At By German Delegation

The German delegation appeared to laugh at former President Donald Trump during a 2018 United Nations (U.N.) speech in which the president warned about relying on Russian oil.
While speaking at the 73rd U.N. General Assembly, Trump criticized Germany for relying on Russian oil exports.
“Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation.

Reply to  KcTaz
September 5, 2022 1:37 pm

Trump was giving them a lesson in MAGAnomics, ie. economic policy which is never discussed by “politicians”.

Have they even learned the lesson?
Let the famine, freezing and riots begin…

Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 5, 2022 12:59 am

Cherry picked

Joao Martins
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 3:05 am

If it is true cherry picking, they have had good masters on yur side of the debate…

George Daddis
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 8:50 am

Cherry picked or not, did they follow his prescient advice?

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 10:41 am

This from the guy who has declared every single weather event to be proof of global warming.

George T
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 3:52 pm

Here is a cherry pick: Germany and the rest of the EU that have gone full green energy will freeze this winter. If the goal was indeed CO2 reduction which supposedly is the driver of climate change according to the climate change alarmists (I don’t hold that point of view) then why not nuclear? Moreover diversification is always a good policy, but it has to be reliable, scalable and on demand which green energy is not. A fool is born every day. Rational and reliable thinking is in short supply nowadays. We’ll see how Germany and the EU fairs this coming winter. What’s worst is the stupid we are witnessing here in the USA, despite what they already know is happening in the EU.I guess a needed unfortunate experience has to be experienced rather than observed to make the point.

Reply to  George T
September 6, 2022 11:09 am

A big “BUT” here: Those who are putting these asinine policies in place will NEVER be on the “experiencing” end of the pain and discomfort.

Reply to  George T
September 6, 2022 11:12 am

“fares” lol (there is nothing ‘fair’ about this)

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 4, 2022 2:09 pm

Par for the course!

Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 4, 2022 4:54 pm

Joey”BigGuy”Biden has one policy-MASA…..MakeAmericaSuckAgain

Reply to  Antigriff
September 5, 2022 12:00 am

There’s a meme for that!

Climate believer
Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 5, 2022 12:10 pm

Biden: Incoherent, Incompetent, Intolerable.

Reply to  Tom Halla
September 4, 2022 2:22 pm

Perhaps, instead, it is just that mindset that I’ve experience with so many advocates. NO EVIDENCE of failure elsewhere is in any way relevant to where they are. There will not be problems if their desires are implemented.

Reply to  AndyHce
September 5, 2022 12:10 am

“No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.” – Mark Twain 

Reply to  Tom Halla
September 5, 2022 12:58 am

How had it failed? Tell me… The current problems are down to international politics, not green policy.

Bob B.
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 5:09 am

Griff, the deck on the Titanic called, some chairs need rearranging. 

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 10:46 am

So it has nothing to do with dismantling reliable energy sources and replacing them with unreliable sources?

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 11:14 am

Are you ABSOLUTELY without Sense?

William Abell
September 4, 2022 10:15 am

Unfortunately, for Europe, it may be too late as winter is fast approaching. Their so-called elites and leaders have entrapped them in hell at least in the short term. Of course, their “elites and leaders” will not suffer, Disgraceful!

Reply to  William Abell
September 5, 2022 1:19 pm

The riff-raff just need to move in with the hoi polloi and close up their own homes until spring.

Reply to  William Abell
September 7, 2022 2:33 pm

Maybe people will move to Greece and Italy. I would.

September 4, 2022 10:35 am

West Virginia vs. EPA only withdraws the specific regulation in the suit.

If another regulation appears to be a violation of the standard established by the court in West Virginia vs. EPA someone with standing as to file suit and have a lower court apply that standard.

It will take multiple rulings against the bureaucracy before the standard is widely accepted & applied because until it is applied more than once it is only a single case ruling, not actually a standard.

That is how things work, and why many of us thought the jubilation over West Virginia vs. EPA was excessive.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  tgasloli
September 4, 2022 10:55 am

Yein. While WV v EPA did remove the specific proposed EPA regulation, the opinion is MUCH broader, with general applicability, e.g. to FERC on pipelines. Doesn’t mean bureaucrats won’t try such shanigans. But SCOTUS has given clear instructions, making lower court voiding decisions ‘easy’.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 12:21 pm

Sue their asses off! And have SCOTUS use harsh language in their decision so there will be no more bureaucratic bullshit.

Patrick Hrushowy
Reply to  tgasloli
September 4, 2022 10:55 am

Too true, …thus the momentum of Deep State rolls on unimpeded.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  tgasloli
September 4, 2022 1:51 pm

I think you’re way over stating your case as, by nature, the conservative
press is quite reserved & always includes many of the usual caveats,
limitations, & potential monkey business, so as to not create too much
“irrational exuberance”. That was true with the EPA decision & the other
victories achieved this past summer, as within days of the events, they had
the full litany of “negatives” listed, as they usually do. That way we’re
prepared regardless of what happens next.

Everyone who has been around awhile knows we’re in a very long slog & it’s
best to pace ourselves- celebrate the victories soberly when they happen-
& then it’s “back to work on Monday”. WUWT & others whom I read are of
this same mindset that you are. Individually, there will always be some who,
like party goers, will over-celebrate, but not the majority.

September 4, 2022 10:48 am

Progressives only care about rules and laws when it is convenient for them and their agendas.

Dr. Bob
September 4, 2022 10:50 am

This Supreme Court ruling should be used to stop the continued reduction in vehicle emissions requirements that do nothing to improve air quality.  Current emissions standards are so strict that in Los Angeles and other major cities, the exhaust emissions are cleaner than the ambient air quality.  Lowering the emissions requirements further does nothing to improve air quality but increases vehicle costs and reduces fuel economy.  
This is just a roundabout attempt to legislate cars out of existance so that only EV’s can meet emissions standards even though they are actually Remote Pollution Devices.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Dr. Bob
September 4, 2022 11:59 am

Remote Pollution Devices.

I’ll use that if I may, in the form Remote Pollution Vehicles

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
September 4, 2022 1:49 pm

NIMBY Pollution Vehicles, perhaps . . . .


Reply to  Ben Vorlich
September 5, 2022 10:49 am

Zero Emissions Here Vehicles

Reply to  Dr. Bob
September 4, 2022 11:34 pm

Remote Pollution Devices
Brilliant! That, also, applies to so-called Renewable, Green energy. Nothing about them is clean or green and they pollute on unimaginable scales from inception to disposal.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
September 6, 2022 11:20 am

Current emissions standards are so strict that in Los Angeles and other major cities, the exhaust emissions are cleaner than the ambient air quality.

To me, that is a ‘wow’ statement, even being aware of smog conditions.

Reply to  Sturmudgeon
September 7, 2022 2:38 pm

Yes, but is it true?
“cleaner” does not necessarily mean what it sounds like.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
September 7, 2022 2:36 pm

Yes. Overseas semi production like panels too. Externalized cost.

September 4, 2022 10:52 am

All planned and in the works for decades, if not the last century. Biden is a malleable puppet just like Obama who’s only tasks are to read teleprompters without diverging, keep his mouth shut in public, and control Hunter. All of which he’s failed at. The fact that the 2020 election hasn’t been contested in court with all the available evidence attests to the success of the Marxists in controlling the country …. so far.

Reply to  markl
September 4, 2022 12:22 pm

Biden culture.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Scissor
September 4, 2022 2:17 pm

Like father, like son!

Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 4, 2022 11:40 pm

OMG! That’s one of the best memes about the Biden Crime Family ever!

Reply to  markl
September 5, 2022 12:56 am

It would seem you are correct, as appalling as the thought is far longer than just the last century if you add Malthusias into the equation who appears to have started the entire notion of evil Mankind.
Malthusian theory
His theory was adopted by many of the wealthy Progressives, including Rockefeller and others, such as Arrhenius, a huge proponent of Eugenics and the Godfather of AGW.
They were wrong, as is detailed here in this article.
The ability of mankind to solve problems is beyond imagination
Message to governments: Don’t kill human creativity with political stupidity…
By Franco Battaglia and Guus Berkhout

Someone else believed this nonsense and, as they say, the rest is history.
The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics
Hitler, Genocide, & the California Connection
…But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn’t originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement’s campaign for ethnic cleansing.
“Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed “unfit,” preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in “colonies,” and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries…”
This is why after WWII when the truth came out at the Nuremberg Trials and the Nazis tried to use the American Progressive “science” of Eugenics as justification for their atrocities and the Holocaust, the moniker Progressive was dropped and the Democrat Party stopped using that name to describe themselves and went back to calling themselves Democrats until, it seems, they thought it had been long enough and with their dumbed-down education system, they could safely go back to using Progressive.

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Reply to  markl
September 5, 2022 1:00 am

Then how did Trump not slow, halt or reverse it?

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2022 10:53 am

He did slow it.
However, civil service laws prevented him from firing many who needed firing.

Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2022 1:30 pm

AND he was not ready to be President. He thought that he didn’t need to appoint a bunch of people to unnecessary positions, not realizing at the time that those appointees were actually necessary to control the leftist deep state.

The next Republican President will have a complete list of vetted conservative appointees for every position.

THEN, direct orders to the lifelong deep state leftists ignored or refused WILL lead to termination. House cleaning will occur.

But first the leftists must be relocated out of the DC jurisdiction so the inventible lawsuits can be tried before conservative juries of working people.

Reply to  markl
September 6, 2022 11:22 am

with all the available evidence” Similar situations abound.

September 4, 2022 11:05 am

There appears to be something less than half a plan being pursued – the shutdown fossil fuel portion. There appears to be no plan to assure that there is a functioning replacement for fossil fuel generation. It is far easier to reduce fossil fuel generation than it is to replace it with reliable renewable plus storage infrastructure. The Administration appears to be relying upon

Reply to  Ed Reid
September 4, 2022 11:32 am

What plan?
There is a vision with an arbitrary completion date
Not feasible
Not affordable
Not able to be completed on time
Just a vison that will fail
Already a decade behind schedule for mining minerals
Nut Zero must have been intended to fail
That failure will be spun as a new crisis.
Requiring massive increases of government power to (not) fix

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Ed Reid
September 4, 2022 12:17 pm

“It is far easier to reduce fossil fuel generation than it is to replace it with reliable renewable plus storage infrastructure.”
It is impossible.  There is no such thing as “reliable renewable plus storage infrastruction.”

Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 11:53 am

I tend to look at the silver lining inside the Biden Administrations very dark clouds. Everything they do has been a disaster. Afghan withdrawal, open southern border, doubled gas prices, 40 year high food inflation, now recession (2 consecutive quarters of declining GDP). And so much very visible arrogant gross over reach. Biden’s Moloch speech, Granholm EVs, vaccine mandates, school parent ‘terrorists’ for opposing CRT and trans grooming, MaL raid based on over broad bogus pretext search warrant, ignoring 18USC§2507 (intimidation of SCOTUS justices), and so much more.
What is coming as a result is a red tsunami on Nov. 8. The Dems won’t recover for a decade, given all the damage they have inflicted in less than 2 years. 

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 12:24 pm

I pray you are right.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 1:57 pm

Red tsunami of votes cast – quite possible, if this in just an echo-chamber.
I wonder if the votes counted and reported will bear any relationship to those cast . . . .


Reply to  auto
September 5, 2022 1:07 am

Yes, I wonder about that, too. I can’t help but think the Democrats would be doing all of this damage to the US and the world if they really thought they would pay a price for it in the next election which makes me think they believe the midterms are a sure thing by hook or by crook. Will it be 2000 redux, perhaps?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 2:52 pm

Unlike the Dems who run a tight ship- top-down, lock-step dictatorship- the
GOP are much less so, which reflects our ideals of individualism & belief in
less gubmint being best. As such, they have a plan in place, win or lose, &
know what to do in either case. The GOP are fairly good at losing but don’t
seem to have a plan in place for when they win. What makes it even worse
is that there are RINOs ready to sell out so as to make it hard even if we did
have a good plan. This year was perfect for a national plan like Newt had in
’94 but the GOP didn’t do that. I’d blame that if the Red Tsunami comes
up short.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 5:47 pm

The first half of 2022 will not be declared to be a recession for two reasons:
(1) Strong growth in 4Q 2021 and some growth in 3Q 2022, and
(2) The low unemployment rate.

I have been following the US economy from 1977 to 2020, as the editor of an economics newsletter. Unless there are large data revisions, that will be the right call by the NBER. So that gives us some bad news to look forward to — an actual Biden recession in 2023 or 2024.

The “great” accomplishment of the leftists was winning control of the Presidency and Congress in 2020. With almost no punishment for 2020 election fraud, expect even more fraud in 2022. It worked once, so it will be done again. Although more complicated in 2022 without the irrational threat of Covid (the pandemic is over), it is still possible to retain control of the Senate, and maybe even the House (I doubt it) if there is enough election fraud this year.

Reply to  Richard Greene
September 5, 2022 1:11 am

I fear you may be correct about the 2022 midterms, Richard. 

Reply to  Richard Greene
September 5, 2022 1:35 pm

Looks to me the 3rd Q will be negative growth.

We shall see.

Reply to  Drake
September 7, 2022 2:46 pm

Well don’t hope to be right.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 6:38 pm

If you listen to what they say (e.g., the border is secure; no one is simply walking into the country. Ignore all the videos of the border proving otherwise.), it is clear they think the average American is an idiot.

My fear is they may be right.

Reply to  Jtom
September 5, 2022 1:37 pm

Don’t forget, the ONLY WH reporter pushing back is from FOX.

The average American doesn’t here the truth.

Reply to  Jtom
September 6, 2022 11:43 am

It’s been demonstrated before, many times. Perhaps the Lawful citizenry has learned. We do, however, have hordes of illegals who are likely even now being ‘recruited’.
That does NOT mean we ‘give up’ in hopelessness.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 4, 2022 10:27 pm

We’ve heard this refrain before, when a popular incumbent President ran against a senile libtard hiding in his basement. It was supposed to be the end of the Demoncrat Party. Surprise, surprise.

Undue confidence may be the result of choir preaching, insulated gab, and wish casting. Any partial victory for nebbish RINOs will not suffice to prevent or even forestall the coming national train wreck.

Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
September 7, 2022 2:47 pm

Too young. Which libtard is being referenced?

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 5, 2022 1:03 am

What is coming, as a result, is a red tsunami on Nov. 8. The Dems won’t recover for a decade, given all the damage they have inflicted in less than 2 years.”
From your lips to God’s ears, I hope and pray but I’m not nearly as certain as you are. 
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers” – George Carlin 

Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 6, 2022 11:36 am

Rud… may you be right. However, the mass ignoring of the “machines” by many States, will necessitate some monumental action by patriots come voting time. The fbi harassments, the ‘swattings’, the msm’s corrupt reporting, are not lessening… I hope the False ‘fear’ of the flu has taught a lesson, and Courage is replacing it..

September 4, 2022 11:56 am

Off topic but I am having trouble posting on Chrome, Firefox and Brave since on each of them I see very weird small squares and symbols and when I do write something I always get the message “Input too short”. I think some others were having problems as well. Anyone figured out why?

Reply to  Mac
September 4, 2022 2:39 pm

I see the squares on Opera, but my [few] posts seem normal.


Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Mac
September 4, 2022 2:59 pm

I always get the message “Input too short”.

That’s what she said?

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 6, 2022 11:45 am


Reply to  Mac
September 5, 2022 1:17 am

I had been having the same problems until today. I did complain about it in the comments yesterday about “message “Input too short” and the inability to upload a picture.
I, also, had the most annoying small squares and symbols plus, in Firefox but not Safari, not being able to put any spaces in between words. Weird. I haven’t tried to post a comment in Firefox on here today, so I don’t know if that has been fixed, or not.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  KcTaz
September 5, 2022 7:19 am


September 4, 2022 12:14 pm

The FBI is more likely to raid the SCOTUS judges than to assist in anything going against the Ds.

September 4, 2022 12:33 pm

No elected or regulatory official should have the power to do the damage that has been done with the flick of a pen. Such far reaching mandates should only be done through a public referendum.

Reply to  Olen
September 5, 2022 1:21 am

Per our Constitution, it needs to be done through Congress i.e.elected representatives, not via a bureaucrat, or even, in many cases, the President, though, that gets more complicated. If it involves Federal spending, though, it seems pretty clear it needs to be done through Congress.

Reply to  Olen
September 7, 2022 2:51 pm

I remember about 20 years back when a Governor told the Massachusetts Pike Authority president he was fired and the president said “No”. “No” stood.

September 4, 2022 1:41 pm

Rick Glick being a plick…

Reply to  DMacKenzie
September 4, 2022 3:58 pm

Now in Japanese….Rick Grick being a prick.

Gunga Din
September 4, 2022 1:46 pm

Here in the US, The Constitution is pretty clear that nothing is a “Law” unless it is passed by Congress. The Executive Branch is to enforce said “Law’. SCOTUS is to decide if said “Law” is in line with The Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the other Amendments.
That set up has been abused. The Executive Branch, in general, does have NOT have the authority to set up Bureaucracies that can issue regulations that have the effect of “Law”.
(Executive Orders are for EMGENCIES when Congress doesn’t have time to convene and act. They are NOT to be used to circumvent Congress. Long past the time to cancel the “emergencies” that have been used as an excuse for Executive Orders.)

George Daddis
Reply to  Gunga Din
September 5, 2022 9:01 am

And the concept was initiated when the Congress went home to their normal occupations when not in session and had to return on horseback for an emergency session.

And since when is a situation projected to occur several generations from now (by models) an “emergency”?

EOs should be eliminated.

Reply to  George Daddis
September 6, 2022 11:50 am

 had to return on horseback for an emergency session. Can we get that going again? Will have to locate the front ends of the horses though.

Gunga Din
September 4, 2022 1:49 pm

If the “Cause” is to drive people to depend on those who control Government to take care of you, Brandon’s handlers are doing a “good” job.

Reply to  Gunga Din
September 4, 2022 9:54 pm

Remember: The carbon they want to reduce is you and I.

Reply to  EastBayLarry
September 5, 2022 1:36 am

Less elegant than Locke but just as effective, “When the Government questions your right to exist, return the favor.”

Chris Hanley
September 4, 2022 2:13 pm

Richard Glick, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s radically left chairman, claims the ruling doesn’t apply to him

Richard Glick was the head lobbyist for energy firm Avangrid” an energy services and delivery company that “supports the adoption of electric vehicles” that “installed electric vehicle charging stations at several of its facilities” and held an “electric vehicle fair” for its employees, “with the goal being to make it so that all employees can purchase electric vehicles if they chose to” (via Wiki).
I don’t understand how anyone so compromised can properly or legally be appointed to such a position but it seems propriety or legality doesn’t come in to it under the Biden regime.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 5, 2022 2:23 am

Nope, they don’t. Read this and weep. Note the difference in the information provided about the Trump appointees by the Trump Administration vs the Biden appointees.
More than a dozen high-ranking members of the Biden administration were previously registered foreign agents.

September 4, 2022 3:16 pm

There is only one way to get these morons’ attention, we need to instal smart meters on every cabinet level office building, the Whitehouse, the House and Senate buildings. Every citizen would text everyday which offices should have power that day. That should save enough energy for those deplorables to charge their EVs.

Hoyt Clagwell
September 4, 2022 3:22 pm

Why a 6-3 decision? It should have been 9-0 if all of our justices had an objective understanding of the Constitution. I don’t even understand why we have Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor on the bench. I have no formal legal training yet, I can tell you with 100% accuracy which way those three will vote on any and every subject placed before them. They could be entirely replaced with a simple placard that says, “I vote for whatever the democrats want.”

Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
September 4, 2022 7:45 pm

They are results oriented justices. Rather than trying to apply the Constitution, they determine the result they desire and then send their briefing clerks off with instructions to try and find some law to support that result. That’s why their votes are so predictable. To be fair, Thomas is a bit the same way going the other direction.

Reply to  Marc
September 5, 2022 2:30 am

About Thomas, maybe, but he doesn’t need to send clerks to go find some law to support what he wants. He uses the Constitution, as SCOTUS is supposed to, to find support and I’m quite certain he doesn’t need clerks to tell him what it says.

Reply to  KcTaz
September 6, 2022 11:56 am

Based upon what his actions and written opinions have been, I agree.

Reply to  KcTaz
September 7, 2022 2:56 pm

THe man is age 74. Things slow down, especially if life is sedentary.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
September 4, 2022 9:15 pm

I don’t even understand why we have Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor on the bench.

Can you say, “woke?”

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 5, 2022 1:45 pm

Breyer has been replaced by a WOMAN who can’t define what a WOMAN is.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Drake
September 7, 2022 8:59 pm

And, the administration is trying to put a woman on the moon, even though nobody in the administration would be willing to try to attempt to define what a woman is.

September 4, 2022 6:45 pm

65 days.

Clyde Spencer
September 4, 2022 9:08 pm

President Biden promptly canceled the Keystone Pipeline, increased regulations, suspended federal permitting processes, designated large areas as “national monuments” to restrict exploration and production, and directed all federal agencies to base all decisions on theoretical effects on Earth’s climate.

And he has the audacity to accuse those who would like to see the US returned to the Post-War supremacy once enjoyed by Americans as being “semi-Fascists.” All of his Executive Orders are evidence he views himself as being above the legislative and judiciary branches, which is the definition of Fascism.

George Daddis
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 5, 2022 9:19 am

He has been convinced by his BHO holdover advisors that the principle of “equity” (vs equality) applies to the entire world and not just our own citizens.
The fact that the US is/was “superior” in any respect is down right WRONG!

September 4, 2022 9:37 pm

“The wealthy will buy expensive electric cars that will be charged with pricey, intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar power.”
Hahahaha! Not these days, at least, not in California.

September 4, 2022 9:38 pm

“We can only hope he ultimately musters the courage, common sense and recognition of his oath of office to do what is constitutional, as opposed to what’s momentarily convenient, albeit incomprehensible” Not a chance! Too many other harmful dynamics at work here that are part of a larger plan.

Reply to  marlene
September 5, 2022 2:42 am

Not to mention, Biden often doesn’t even know he is the President, so it’s unlikely he has a clue what courage, common sense, or even what the constitution is. He had none of those traits, nor any respect for the Constitution when he was still cognizant, why would he get them now when he’s lost it? Do recall, he voted against the Fair Housing Act and School Integration to name a few. That does not suggest a person who gives a d@mn about that document.
The entire world knows Biden has lost his marbles. I don’t know why many in the media, in this case my favorite publication, WUWT, pretends otherwise.

September 4, 2022 10:58 pm

Chairman Glick’s past comments show he already understands this. If he pushes his pipeline rule now on climate grounds, it will spell trouble – for American families, and for our Constitution, judicial system, regulatory state, respect for the rule of law, and survival as a united nation.”
No one in the Biden administration cares about the American people, or the Constitution, or our Institution etc. In fact, their goals are to destroy all of these and our nation for power, fun and profit. 
If in any doubt, look who Biden put in charge of the spending for the insane Inflation Reduction Act climate change spending.
Biden’s revamp: John Podesta now in charge of climate spending
President Joe Biden is revamping his climate change team. Longtime Democratic adviser John Podesta has been asked to spearhead climate strategy.
Podesta’s newly created role as senior adviser to the president for “Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation” entails overseeing $370 billion for climate and energy-related investments, which was signed off on in the Inflation Reduction Act…

Biden’s adm. is not working for America but for their old pals and former foreign bosses.
Judicial Watch Obtains Emails Showing Podesta Group’s Work for Pro-Russia Ukrainian Political Party

More than a dozen high-ranking members of the Biden administration previously worked as registered foreign agents, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Federalist. The report was published by the Biden administration watchdog “Inside Biden’s Basement,” itself a project of the nonprofit Transparency Action Fund.
Titled, “Foreign Agents Lurking Inside Biden’s Basement,” the group’s new report outlines the networks of at least 13 officials under President Joe Biden who were once paid to represent foreign interests and registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Their prior clients range from Iran and Kazakhstan to Canada and Mexico.
…Those efforts, however, highlighted how deeply entrenched foreign interests are in Washington, D.C., also ensnaring Tony Podesta, a top Democrat lobbyist and the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Manafort, Tony Podesta, and Rick Gates failed to disclose their lobbying efforts on behalf of interests connected to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. While the media focuses heavily on the very real problems of foreign influence among certain Trump associates, far less attention is paid to the damning connections shared by Biden officials.
“…Attorney General Merrick Garland, the most senior of those listed, represented five international clients including the Union Nacional de Productores de Hortalizas in Mexico; the Government of Brazil; VIASA, previously known as Venezuelan International Airways; the International Commodities Clearing House, Ltd. in the United Kingdom; and the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT).
…While the report names 13 officials who were registered foreign agents before their tenure in the administration, the report is not exhaustive. The administration is actively working to conceal the identities of presidential appointees more than 18 months into Biden’s first term.
Last month, a separate conservative legal group, America First Legal (AFL), launched a litigation blitz to unearth the names, titles, positions, resumes, salaries, ethics pledges, waivers, and agreements of all appointees under Biden.
In an interview with The Federalist at the time, AFL Vice President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton compared the effort to compile records of administration officials to ProPublica’s “Trump Town” database, which made the same information of nearly 4,000 presidential appointees publicly accessible.
“People, you know, highlighted it and used it to try to write stuff up about people who were trying earnestly to execute President Trump’s agenda,” Hamilton said. “Well, the same has not really been true for the Biden administration… 

Reply to  KcTaz
September 7, 2022 3:00 pm

“overseeing $370 billion for climate and energy-related investments”
Good time to buy stock in companies selling green things.

Peta of Newark
September 4, 2022 11:58 pm

iow:This empty headed puppet is ‘Doing a Sri Lanka‘ to the US
as also Germany is having its Sri Lanka moment right now and the UK’s is coming up fast

And how Brandon imagines that spending (Read= Giving away) all that money is so funny that it’s Not Funny. It is immensely worrying.
……..even the people running charities and doing ‘Good Works’ in Victorian England knew much better than that yet still did succeed in doing ‘Good Work’

Who actually is in control there – any clues?

Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 7, 2022 3:01 pm

Who wins?

September 5, 2022 2:00 am

Climate is the shovel with which the west is burying itself.

September 5, 2022 7:41 am
Climate believer
Reply to  observa
September 5, 2022 12:37 pm


Boris “saudi arabia of wind” Johnson should be prosecuted for his unbelievable incompetance over UK energy.

Make the s.o.b pay for the mess he’s leaving behind him.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Climate believer
September 7, 2022 9:02 pm

All too often politicians take their money and run — and never look back.

September 5, 2022 7:47 am

And in more breaking news the climate changers will no doubt be dancing in the streets with their hero-
Russia will not resume gas supplies to Europe until sanctions lifted, says Moscow (

George Daddis
September 5, 2022 8:47 am

No fear.
We now have “energy expert” and completely non-political John Podesta to lead the “transformation”.

September 5, 2022 10:35 am

This should apply to states such as NY where the executive brfanch is imposing environmentally destructive wind and solar on poor rural communities.

Reply to  karen engstrom
September 7, 2022 3:02 pm

A world traveler could only respond that NY has no poor.

September 5, 2022 5:15 pm

They seriously thought they were getting something for nothing?
A utility company locked thousands of customers out of their smart thermostats in Colorado (
You don’t have to read the fine print dudes to understand they always want to change your climate.

September 6, 2022 11:04 am

Perhaps mr. glick’s residence could be ‘inspected’ by The People, and steps taken to ‘persuade’ him to act responsibly going forward.

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