White House “Desperate… Panicking” Over Saudis and Oil

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Biden administration admits it asked the Saudis to delay a production cut, but denies it did so for political reasons. Instead of begging the Saudis to maintain or increase high levels of oil production, the Biden administration could have simply allowed for expanded domestic production. It didn’t because it’s controlled by pro-scarcity environmentalists. Biden has thus delivered the worst of all worlds: a coming shortage of oil, the de-industrialization of Europe, and a stronger alliance between the Saudis and Russia. Civilization depends on cheap energy, and we are right to expect that our political leaders put the provision of it above electoral politics.

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Bob
October 13, 2022 10:34 pm

Biden is a disgrace.

Editor
Reply to  Bob
October 14, 2022 4:29 am

“Biden is a disgrace.”

As are the people who voted for him. At least six times during his 2020 campaign, Biden said he would end fossil fuels (or something to that effect). What did the numbskulls who voted for him think would happen to the U.S. economy?

Regards,
Bob Tisdale

Bryan A
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 14, 2022 6:36 am

It’s ABSOLUTELY what they state, “An assessment of the economics … and what is prudent…” but what wasn’t said was that the “Economics” equates to the policy necessary to destroy the economy via increased energy pricing AND “what is prudent” equates to what we feel is needed to save the planet.
The timing though is absolutely political asking them NOT to reconsider and retain current production levels but just to rather hold off until after elections.
This current administration acres NOT for We the People only for their retained political power.

MarkW
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 9:04 am

The Democrats tried to impeach Trump over allegations that he tried to get the Russians to interfere with the election.
We now have proof that Biden tried to get the Saudi’s to interfere with this election.

Bryan A
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2022 9:28 pm

Now is the time to call out the Democrat Hypocrisy. Write your Senators … https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm … and Representatives … https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative … in Washington D.C.. Proclaim their hypocrisy if they DON’T begin impeachment proceedings against President Joseph Biden for Collusion with a Foreign Government (Saudi Arabia) in an attempt to influence the Midterm Election results (hold off on oil supply cuts until after the election) Just like they did for President Donald Trump and his NONEXISTENT collusion with Russia

Bryan A
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 11:31 pm

Just sent this to Pelosi and My Senators

Prior to acquittal in Feb 2021 Congress was desperate to Impeach then President Trump on charges of Collusion with a Foreign Government (Russia) in an attempt to influence the Federal Election process. Ultimately the charges were unfounded. Now you are quietly investigating President Joseph Biden for a similar situation with Saudi Arabia. According to the New York Post article of 10/14/22 ( https://nypost.com/2022/10/14/pelosi-pressed-for-probe-of-bidens-saudi-oil-ask/ ) And CNBC “Biden administration asked Saudi Arabia to postpone OPEC decision by a month, Saudis say” ( https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/13/biden-admin-asked-saudi-arabia-to-postpone-opec-cut-by-a-month-saudis-say.html ) And several other news agencies. If this is true, and it is according to CNBC and the Saudi’s, You MUST proceed with the same vigor and media incitement as you did with Trump/Russia.
If the unfounded charges against then President Trump warranted impeachment proceedings then they would be equally warranted against President Biden and his collusion with Saudi Arabia to influence the November Midterms.

william Johnston
Reply to  MarkW
October 17, 2022 6:59 pm

I am sure that will appear in the MSM shortly.

Gibby
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 14, 2022 8:04 am

When I talked to my relatives during the election they couldn’t believe that I supported another term for Trump. Their excuse was that since they couldn’t handle his rhetoric nothing else mattered such as foreign policy and economy. In my opinion their mindset represented at least 20% of the votes that Biden got.

DonM
Reply to  Gibby
October 14, 2022 9:44 am

So, 14 million 🙂

Jtom
Reply to  Gibby
October 14, 2022 12:56 pm

Look at the support Biden still has; about 40%.

40% of the voters are morons. About 9% aren’t morons but hate Republicans so much they always vote against them. That gives Democrats 49% and are hard to defeat. Only when they are too lazy to vote are they easily defeated.

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Elliot W
Reply to  Jtom
October 14, 2022 2:43 pm

“Only when they are too lazy to vote are they easily defeated”

Isn’t that what those voting machines are designed to overcome? All those lazy voters, who the Left is convinced would vote for them, now have their votes recorded with no effort on their part! And naturally all the dead vote Leftist so that’s recorded too!
/S

TonyG
Reply to  Elliot W
October 15, 2022 8:42 am

I don’t think the “/S” was necessary.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 14, 2022 8:19 am

Agreed, Bob, but this is what an unqualified “one man one vote” system guarantees. Voting should be limited to those who are older say over 30, have a stable productive job in the private sector and no vote for those on the dole and various welfare payments.

But there is more. No political candidates from those long past their “use by” date, or want to run for more than two terms, and no political dynasties.

Last edited 3 months ago by Michael in Dublin
dmacleo
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 9:15 am

you just nullified a whole bunch of disabled vets.

william Johnston
Reply to  dmacleo
October 17, 2022 7:05 pm

Not at all. Disabled vets earned their disability payments. It is the ones sitting on their behinds and not contributing to anything but the census count that should not vote.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 9:24 am

 You might want to allow a few others, say a person that has worked for 40 years but is now, aged 70, getting payments from Social Security, raised 3 productive children, and volunteers at a hospital.

George Daddis
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 11:02 am

I would not go that far.
But in the same spirit, I am “undemocratic” enough to say there is no virtue in attempting to get every uninformed and unenergized person to vote by making it super convenient.
Our Founders in the US created a ballot system for an “involved” citizenry.

Dave Magill
Reply to  George Daddis
October 14, 2022 1:40 pm

‘for a “land-owning, male, involved” citizenry.’

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Magill
October 14, 2022 3:13 pm

Back then, taxes were almost entirely land based.
So limiting the vote to land owners was also limiting the vote to those who paid taxes.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 11:17 am

I favor a term limit, or any limits on who can run and/or hold office, only if there is also the same limit on bureaucrats.

Lloyd
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 11:56 am

I’m more for the model put forward by Heinlein in Starship Troopers, where only those who served can vote.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Lloyd
October 14, 2022 5:29 pm

For those who aren’t familiar with the book “Starship Troopers”:

At age 18 a youngster can volunteer for two years of “Federal Service”. This included all ‘federal work’, such as two years in an Antarctic base scrubbing pots and pans, not just military service. All who completed their two years of military service became “Veterans”.

Only veterans could be politians or police officers, along with certain school teachers. The rational; these folks has shown that they thought that the survival of their society was more important than their own personal survival.

The book is well worth reading. Forget the movie – it doesn’t follow the book at all.

Another thought: at one point in the Athenian Constitution a potential voter had to own a “military equipment”.

TonyG
Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
October 15, 2022 8:50 am

Verhoeven intended the movie to be a satire attacking Heinlein’s concepts from the book. Problem is, he attacked a strawman (unsurprisingly)

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  TonyG
October 15, 2022 10:39 am

G’Day TonyG,

Verhoeven intended the movie to be a satire…”

That I wasn’t aware of. The movie borrowed the title and a few character names and that seemed to be it. Saw it once on TV – and the thought was, “What a rip-off”.

Richard Page
Reply to  TonyG
October 15, 2022 3:50 pm

Verhoeven was an idiot that (if he’d even read the book at all, which I doubt) read it as a fascist society. In truth Tombstone Gabby is correct – Heinlein was trying to reinvent the Athenian ideal of the ‘citizen soldier’ where those who wished to have a say in the running of the state must be prepared to serve/defend it. Unfortunately the Athenian ideal was never really achieved in reality, as the soldiery was used in wars of enslavement and Athens became perhaps the greatest (or worst) slave owning society in history where there were more slaves than free men.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 12:48 pm

Or, just require a literacy test, and a numeracy test, for everyone who wants to run for office or is nominated for the SES. No exceptions. And not a watered-down set of feel-good tests – the real stuff.

TonyG
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 14, 2022 8:44 am

But “That’s not what he meant”, Bob…

Bob
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 15, 2022 4:22 pm

I agree.

Reply to  Bob
October 14, 2022 5:58 am

Biden is a traitor and criminal.

Willem Post
Reply to  Bob
October 14, 2022 6:40 am

He got 80 million ballots, not 80 million votes
The ballots were magically produced by Democrat-leaning operatives
The “get-Trump” operation was started right after he was elected in 2020
The true disgrace is for the US to have such corrupt election procedures.
In Germany and France, no computers and machines are allowed to be used by their Constitutions, and the HAND counting is over in a few days.
There are no registered voter lists
Everyone has a personal photo ID, issued by the national government
You are told to vote, IN PERSON, at a specified location near your house.
All you have to do is present your personal photo ID

NO FUSS, NO MUSS

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Willem Post
October 14, 2022 8:28 am

Funny that Nelson Mandela who was idolized by Democrats was insistent on strict voting regulations like personal photo ID, voting in person, at specific locations and not extended over days or weeks – to avoid voter fraud. Are the Democrats saying that Africans are ignorant and likely to steal elections but that Americas are above that all? That suggestion is blatant racism. So why not have secure and verifiable elections?

MarkW
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 14, 2022 9:07 am

The US is just about the only country in the world that has elections, that doesn’t require some form of voter ID.
I thought the Democrats wanted the US to follow all things European?

niceguy
Reply to  MarkW
October 15, 2022 6:54 pm

In France photo ID is required to vote in official state elections (and referendums) with very few exceptions (very small villages) and vote by mail doesn’t even exist. (Excuse, no excuse – doesn’t matter; you can’t do it period.)

And I was told France is the model for all things progressive in NY.

(Also France does a military parade every year – and we love it. Yet we aren’t China or NOKO or Putin’s Russia.)

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 15, 2022 10:22 am

I don’t think this is “racist”. Race does not enter it. In Africa there are millions of people who are not “black”. Mandela’s cautions apply well to us all. Voters were allowed one ballot each.

Clearly, as documented by several investigators, this is presently not the case in the US of A. All manner of voter fraud is in evidence. Project Veritas has on video professional manipulators claiming they have been doing this for 50 years, “and are not going to stop now”. Cheating doesn’t have a race.

Michael J.
Reply to  Willem Post
October 14, 2022 2:31 pm

Just to be clear: you aren’t compelled to vote.

MarkW
Reply to  Michael J.
October 14, 2022 3:15 pm

Depends on what country you live. There are a few in which voting is mandatory.

niceguy
Reply to  Willem Post
October 15, 2022 6:58 pm

Also not one person in France claims it’s raciiiist to show a photo ID to vote.
Yet we are importing and making “syyystemiiiic raciiiism” shouting people.
Police is “racist”, fire fighters are “racist” (yes really), almost everything is… but voting is still consensual.

niceguy
Reply to  Willem Post
October 18, 2022 7:44 pm

And just like that YouTube stopped showing downvotes…

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Bob
October 14, 2022 1:28 pm

But just yesterday, in the Greater LA area, he promised to have the entire LA bus fleet switched to electric buses by 2030. What a guy.

sean slutton
Reply to  Bob
October 16, 2022 6:56 pm

Biden is a step up from President Trump who tried to overthrow democracy in America. He certainly goofed this diplomatic test though

rah
October 13, 2022 10:43 pm

Some news sources are claiming that the WH admitted to wanting the delay until after the midterms. And National Economic Council Director Brian Deese refused to answer the question when asked. WH NEC Head on Whether Biden Admin. Asked OPEC to Delay Cut: I’m Not Going to ‘Disclose Private Conversations’ (breitbart.com)

When it comes to who to believe these days, our government, or the Saudis? I’ll go with the later.

The people running our government are scum who have repeatedly lied on every major question. From COVID, to the economy, to crime, to energy. So why would any person believe a thing they say without strong evidence? I mean Brandon can’t even be truthful about how his son died!

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Duker
Reply to  rah
October 13, 2022 10:47 pm

Trump can’t even be Truthfull about his business let alone anything in government he was involved in

rwisrael
Reply to  Duker
October 13, 2022 11:11 pm

Is that supposed to excuse Biden’s lying about his Beloved sacred saintly son’s death. or any other of his stupid lies?

Duker
Reply to  rwisrael
October 14, 2022 1:28 am

So after raising the mystery over Obama’s ‘full’ birth certificate , the diversion now is Bidens ‘full ‘ death certificate.
You really should try to be more original , but won’t it be much harder to explain the inconsistencies coming from ‘Putin’s Asset’

rah
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 1:36 am

Total denial of reality there. Totally stupid attempt a deflection. Always the same pattern seen in partisan zombies.

You probably don’t realize there at times I wish I hadn’t become politically astute enough to see through the lies and BS to perceive just how corrupt our Federal government has become.

But once one sees it they can’t unsee it and the number and scale of the examples of corruption they see becomes ever greater. And then it starts to become a real battle to maintain faith that the situation can be corrected and not to become a total cynic.

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MarkW
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 9:10 am

That’s what hatred does to the mind. Eventually you become incapable of anything resembling rational thought.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 11:20 am

In other words, anyone who is not paranoid at this point just hasn’t been paying attention.

2hotel9
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 4:23 am

Shrillary Clintoon started the Obama birth certificate crap, sweety.

jeffery p
Reply to  2hotel9
October 14, 2022 8:10 am

Yes, and she started the Trump/Russia hoax, too.

MarkW
Reply to  jeffery p
October 14, 2022 9:11 am

Not just started, but appears to have paid for it as well.

Jtom
Reply to  2hotel9
October 14, 2022 2:08 pm

Actually, Obama’s own publicist was the original source of the issue, and Obama said nothing about it. A bio on a pamphlet advertising a book Obama wrote years before his election said he was born in Kenya. Now how would the publicist get that idea?

Here it is from a pseudo-news organization that not even a blue dog Democrat can object to.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/born-kenya-obamas-literary-agent-misidentified-birthplace-1991/story?id=16372566

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2hotel9
Reply to  Jtom
October 16, 2022 3:48 am

The mention of it in news came from Shrillary Clintoon’s camp in the early stages of the Democrat Party’s Presidential Candidate selection cycle, that is how people knew to check the book. And Obama did not lie, that was what he told people for years, was always proud of it, till he wasn’t. Typical Democrat Party scumbag. Still is.

TonyG
Reply to  2hotel9
October 16, 2022 8:49 am

What I never understood is why it took so long to produce it – not until some time in the second term. It’s almost like he wanted the controversy.

william Johnston
Reply to  TonyG
October 17, 2022 7:16 pm

Deflection.

niceguy
Reply to  Jtom
October 17, 2022 8:20 pm

And why are some teen age photos of Obama such clear frauds (photoshops)?

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:56 am

At least under Trump we had low inflation, a growing economy, low unemployment, and growing wages.

Under Biden we have high inflation, a shrinking labor force, a declining economy, and declining purchasing power.

I’ll take Trump every day and twice on Sundays.

Willem Post
Reply to  Tim Gorman
October 14, 2022 6:43 am

And energy independence

rah
Reply to  Tim Gorman
October 14, 2022 7:15 am

And don’t forget under Biden we are in very a expensive proxy war that could go nuclear.

jeffery p
Reply to  Tim Gorman
October 14, 2022 8:11 am

Yeah, but now we don’t have any mean tweets. That’s worth it, innit?

Dave Magill
Reply to  jeffery p
October 14, 2022 1:45 pm

Maybe not mean tweets, but that was a helluva mean speech he gave a month ago in Philadelphia bashing Trump supporters.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Dave Magill
October 14, 2022 2:13 pm

President Joe Biden called Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch”.

But, yeah, it wasn’t a tweet, so I guess that doesn’t count.

James B.
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 6:33 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the one who originally raised the Obama birth certificate question.

jeffery p
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 8:09 am

You should keep up and quit repeating propaganda and lies. Any collusion with Russia was through the Clinton campaign.

The Trump/Russia allegations were investigated multiple times, disproven and completely debunked.

MarkW
Reply to  jeffery p
October 14, 2022 9:12 am

The allegations of collusion with Russia were enough to get Trump impeached.
Will the Democrats hold Biden to the same standard?

2hotel9
Reply to  MarkW
October 16, 2022 3:51 am

Funny, those impeachments each reached the Senate and were thrown in the trash. Null&void. Wasted time and money.

niceguy
Reply to  2hotel9
October 17, 2022 8:27 pm

Neither “impeachment” appeared to follow any principle or even formal law. Both seemed facially invalid even assuming any facts.

I know of no legal valid procedure anywhere that doesn’t have a define starting date and defined method. Neither impeachment had both.

2hotel9
Reply to  niceguy
October 18, 2022 2:43 pm

When each article arrived in the Senate they were thrown in the trash. House vote is irrelevant, Senate vote is all that counts.

beng135
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 9:00 am

Wow, a new troll. But disappointing like all the others. Can’t we get a troll w/at least alittle intelligence?

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 9:09 am

The delusion is strong in this one.

Dena
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 11:20 pm

There are some reasons to doubt Obama’s birth certificate and the questions were where not fully answered. I went a bit farther to answer the questions for myself. It seems that is birth was announced in the social pages of the local newspaper. While you might be able to alter a single copy of a public record, it would be nearly impossible to alter thousands of newspapers that were printed before he could even speak. Therefore, unfortunately Obama was born in the United States and there was no legal reason to prevent him from becoming president.

MarkW
Reply to  Dena
October 15, 2022 9:45 am

Since his mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth, Obama was qualified to be president, even if he had been born in another country.

Dena
Reply to  MarkW
October 15, 2022 1:22 pm

The process would have been different. He could have decided to go with the country he was born in. I knew somebody who was born out of the country to a military family and he was in the position of having two citizenships.
In Obama’s case, no decision required as his country of birth was clearly the U.S.

niceguy
Reply to  Dena
October 17, 2022 8:28 pm

And how would him being born in Africa prevent him from running?
He was American by blood and nowhere in the US Constitution does it say “Presidents shall be born there or there”.

rah
Reply to  Duker
October 13, 2022 11:29 pm

So you still believe the democrats and their presses lies.
Despite the lies about COVID and it’s transmission and the “vaccines”. Despite the fact that they are proven liars about Trump collusion with the Russians. Despite their lies about the current inflation and it’s cause. And despite their BS about catastrophic climate change while continuing to follow a policy that has brought us closer to nuclear war than anything since the Cuban Missile Crisis! I mean even some of AOCs democrat zombies are catching on. But not you apparently!

AOC Gets Absolutely NUKED by Protesters for Becoming Part of the ‘Establishment,’ Funding ‘Nuclear War’ | MRCTV

Duker
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 1:29 am

The climate part is nonsense but AOC has about as much influence as the GOPs nutjobs

Bryan A
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 6:47 am

AOC has a vast influence over 20 somethings and how they vote, especially the hive minded liberals.
As Michael Savage wrote…”Liberalism is a Mental Disorder”

Derg
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 1:16 am

Russia colluuuusion 😉

You are as dumb as Simon

Arthur
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 2:14 am

Who said anything about Trump?

Bryan A
Reply to  Arthur
October 14, 2022 6:47 am

Dukie did

MarkW
Reply to  Arthur
October 14, 2022 9:14 am

Like most socialists, Duker is desperate to distract from Biden’s failures.
Even if he has to repeat lies in order to do it.

joe x
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:03 am

only took 4 minutes from the first comment for you to bring trump into the discussion. you are still stuck on orange man bad. i have good news though. there is a part of the brain that can be removed to cure the delusion. the bad news is it is on the same half of the brain you don’t have.

Neo
Reply to  joe x
October 14, 2022 5:55 am

Trump lives in their heads “rent-free”

Bryan A
Reply to  Neo
October 14, 2022 6:53 am

If they weren’t still worried about the current administrations ability to be reelected and the strength of Trump’s support they would stop bringing him to the forefront. However apparently Biden is a very WEAK President who is diabolically handing the torch of American Greatness over to foreign enemy states who want not but the U.S. destruction. The Democrats are SO WORRIED about the potential of a Trump reelection that they can’t let it rest. They will be continuously trying to discredit him for the next two years (unless and until the power shifts in both houses in 4 short weeks)

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rah
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 8:01 am

Their problem is they just can’t concentrate on him with De Santis in the game. They are already fighting a two front war.

MarkW
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 9:15 am

Looks like Tulsi Gabbard is opening another front.

rah
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2022 11:56 pm

Ryans endorsement of De Santis has told me what I need to know. If the machine did not own De Santis then Ryan wouldn’t have endorsed him. Thus I will be backing Trump.

observa
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:40 am

Golly gosh Trump didn’t pull the wool over the eyes of those poor innocent Wall Street types with some property valuations to garnish some fatter business loans did he? Shock horror! Call the FBI night goon squad and while they’re at it they can arrest Biden’s missus, Hunter and a heap of Dems in Washington for manipulation and elder abuse. Drain the swamp!

Giordano Milton
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:51 am

Biden even pushed a lie about how and where his son died. He seemingly can’t open his mouth without lying. All politicians exaggerate, but Biden takes the lies to a new level. Trump is a mere braggart. But the exaggerations, and meaningless lies are nothing compared to the overt and deliberate damage being done to the country.

Bryan A
Reply to  Giordano Milton
October 14, 2022 6:57 am

I thing he just can’t remember anything truthful

Gunga Din
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 9:00 am

If that’s the case then his mental issues began about 40 years ago.

MarkW
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 9:17 am

He just can’t remember anything at all, so he has to make everything up on the spot.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2022 11:24 am

In other words, a serial fabulist.

DonM
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 9:52 am

it’s not that.

He knows its a lie when he says it; after that his brain switches and he thinks it is the truth.

Mark Whitney
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:53 am

Bbbbut…Trump! Such is the logical process of the progressively deranged.

Derek Tyburczyk
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 6:14 am

Deflected, and denied! Not staying on topic, and bringing in a non sequitur. Brilliant!

MarkW
Reply to  Derek Tyburczyk
October 14, 2022 9:17 am

He can’t defend Biden so he has to change the topic.

Bryan A
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 6:44 am

And Trump currently isn’t sitting in the Commander In Chiefs seat … Is he?
He isn’t responsible for the current administrations Poor Ideas, Detrimental Policies or Lame Actions, that rests squarely on the current administrations sloped shoulders and unthinking policies … Doesn’t it???
Didn’t current fuel price hike begin at the end of Jan 2021, the day after Biden was inaugurated? My gas was $2.79 on Jan 18, 2021, today it is $6.29 – $6.79 per gallon ALL thanks to Biden

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 11:27 am

If this administration were merely incompetent, chances are that about half their actions and policies would help a majority of the people about half the time. Since they have been batting 1.000 on catastrophe, we must conclude the damage is intentional and deliberate. Impeach the lot of them (since Joe obviously is not running a damn thing, simply impeaching him would make no difference), then prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. For this level of damage, someone better go to jail.

Bryan A
Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
October 14, 2022 11:50 pm

Perhaps Joe and Hunter could share a cell
Then both would be Biden their time

Last edited 3 months ago by Bryan A
jeffery p
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 7:55 am

Well that justifies everything, don’t it?

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 9:08 am

Do you have any evidence of that, or is that just what the voices in your head have been telling you?

mario lento
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 9:12 am

You are the definition of low information voter. A parrot devoid of knowledge but who can repeat things he heard.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 3:56 am

So why do some people here believe the government about the war-mongering Ukies?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 14, 2022 5:38 am

Unlike Putin, I think the Ukrainians will stop as soon as they have recovered all their territory. I don’t think they will invade Russia proper.

MarkW
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 14, 2022 9:19 am

Russia invades the Ukraine, and it’s the Ukrainians who are war mongers. Nice.

niceguy
Reply to  MarkW
October 15, 2022 9:49 pm

A pro Russia person told me that Ukrainians are misunderstanding what Russia wants hence they have had terrible, no good, silly military strategy:

  • Ukrainians think that Russia is making a territory war, so they never retreat and abandon territory.
  • but “Russia just wants to demilitarize Ukraine”; I made him repeat three times. He told me Russia just wants the whole Ukrainian army to disappear.

His source is almost always Xavier Moreau “founder of the StratPol”.
The pro Russia person also told me that all the Russian units that were around Kiev at a time were only a “simulation“.
That’s what being pro Russia and watching Xavier Moreau does to people.

jeffery p
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 14, 2022 10:26 am

The Ukrainians did not start that war. They were never a threat to Russia. You’re a tool if you believe otherwise.

However, that doesn’t mean we all believe the propaganda.

niceguy
Reply to  jeffery p
October 17, 2022 9:08 pm

NATO intervention in former Yugoslavia was because murderous regimes were a (direct, immediate) threat outside?
The Fr-UK-USA intervention in Libya was because the phony “caporal” was a (direct, immediate) threat outside?

I don’t think so.
Russia promised to defend some minorities everywhere and notably in Ukraine, and these minorities were truly as at risk in the “Westernized” “liberal” “progressive” Ukraine as “antivaxxers” are.

For comparison, some time ago the “atlantists” were making media noise to prepare the population for an attack on the sovereignty of Brazil.
I don’t think the excuses for the Russian attack on Ukraine are less legitimate or sillier.

And in fact the US gov kept giving Russia excuses with the confirmation of the threat of “biolabs” that don’t have “bioweapons” but that still can never, ever, fall into Russian hands because of bacteriological risk.

Neo
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 5:52 am

Now, they are claiming they wanted the Saudis to delay until December

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Neo
October 15, 2022 5:11 am

The Biden administration has now admitted they tried to get the Saudis to delay their oil production cuts until after the U.S. elections in November.

This will be another impeachment item on the New Republican Congress agenda.

January cannot come soon enough.

Megs
October 13, 2022 10:57 pm

“Civilisation depends on cheap energy”

And wherever possible that means energy independence.

Robert Whetten
October 13, 2022 11:19 pm

Re “… delivered the worst of all worlds.”
Who can remember 1979?
Who will remember today’s turn toward the Oil War of 2022+ ?
— RLW
P.S. for link to complete KSA statement in context, recommend this report:

https://amgreatness.com/2022/10/12/saudi-arabia-releases-statement-confirming-that-biden-pressured-kingdom-to-delay-cuts-in-oil-production-until-after-election/

Craig W
October 14, 2022 12:03 am

It’s funny how Biden pushes to end our “dependence” of fossil fuels and complains when the Saudi’s give him an assist!

Bryan A
Reply to  Craig W
October 14, 2022 7:23 am

SAGE

Terry
October 14, 2022 12:16 am

What can be said of Biden and his foreign policy – Your enemies don’t fear you and your friends don’t trust you.

rah
October 14, 2022 12:33 am

Quite a coincidence really eh?

I mean that the Jan 6th committee votes to subpoena Trump on the very same day that a politically devastating report on core inflation is released and the revelation that Brandon was trying to negotiate with a foreign nation to delay an action that will damage the democrats chances in the midterms.

Gave all their media a fig leaf of an excuse to devote minutes to the former event and only seconds to the later two events.

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Duker
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 1:19 am

It’s up to Trump to create his own diversions. Sooooooo unfair

rah
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 1:38 am

I got news for you. Trump is not the President anymore. Now go back to your sandbox, Your obviously out of your league here.

Bryan A
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 7:25 am

But leave those Litter Tootsie Rolls alone

b.nice
Reply to  Bryan A
October 14, 2022 1:17 pm

But those are ones he really likes !!

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 9:23 am

In what passes for your mind, Trump caused Biden to ask the Saudis to delay their production cuts?
Even the NYT has been forced to admit that Trump had nothing to do with the Jan. 6 demonstration.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  rah
October 14, 2022 12:59 pm

And the committee does so just before the mid-terms, so that the evil orange-man will be in the news all the way to the election, to remind all the right-thinking people who had forgotten about him.

rah
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 14, 2022 5:16 pm

It’s all they have. Their candidates have absolutely nothing positive to run on. Not a single notable achievement for improving the lives of the average citizen and many examples of even the failure to maintain the status quo.

RickWill
October 14, 2022 1:05 am

China depends on low cost energy. USA has little problem as long as China continues to accept USD denominated debt for the stuff they make and the USA needs.

USA just shuts down industry to keep people warm like Germany is doing and pays other countries to supply them with the stuff they need. Germany’s problem is that they do not create the world currency.

It would be interesting to see a statistic on RUB and CNY transactions over the past year. Russia is likely to ramp up its bond holding in CNY to overcome current financial sanctions. Does not bode well for the USD. I expect Saudis are in on this play as well. Isolate the USA from its privileged world banker position.

Imagine if the USA had to live within its current means. Trump would win in a walkover in 2024.

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Duker
Reply to  RickWill
October 14, 2022 1:17 am

China doesn’t accept ‘US debt ‘for their products, they use the US dollars to pay for it’s imports of energy, and food and minerals they don’t produce.

RickWill
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 5:03 am

China holds a lazy USD1,000,000,000,000 in US bonds. About 7% of US net debt.

Scissor
Reply to  Duker
October 14, 2022 6:43 am

The dollar is a debt instrument fundamentally. So, the first part of Duker’s statement is incorrect.

Rainer Facius
October 14, 2022 1:22 am

“Civilization depends on cheap energy” 
 
Civilization is the arch-enemy of cynical green misanthropic Gaia worshippers! 

Sean
October 14, 2022 1:57 am

Environmentalist really want energy demand destruction. His administration policies of printing money and restricting energy development caused inflation, then the Fed stepped in with interest rates increases and voila, recession. Look at the oil price trends since Biden’s push for oil producers to pump more oil. Even though they plan to cut production, the price is moving little. They sense where the world economy is headed.

ScienceABC123
October 14, 2022 1:59 am

To be clear, the Biden administration is looking only for solutions that don’t involve giving up their war against drilling/pumping/fracking at home.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ScienceABC123
October 14, 2022 5:40 am

That’s correct.

Neo
Reply to  ScienceABC123
October 14, 2022 5:58 am

… and saving all domestic fossil fuels for when the rest of the world has exhausted them

jeffery p
Reply to  Neo
October 14, 2022 8:18 am

I think we’re all stupider after having read your statement.

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MarkW
Reply to  Neo
October 14, 2022 9:27 am

If that’s true, then Biden is even more of an economic illiterate than he has shown so far.

Under your scenario, the American people are supposed to impoverish themselves now, in hopes that someday they will be able to sell oil for more than it sells for now.

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2hotel9
October 14, 2022 4:22 am

A US Presidential Admin specifically asking a foreign power to take actions to influence the outcome of a national election is criminal collusion. Biden Admin has publicly admitted they contacted Saudi Arabian government and asked them to wait until after the mid term elections to cut oil production. Democrats tried to impeach Trump over a phone call in which he asked a foreign country to investigate criminal activity at a time when there was no national election looming. See the double standard yet, chi’drens?

Scissor
Reply to  2hotel9
October 14, 2022 6:49 am

If it weren’t for double standards…

Old.George
October 14, 2022 5:04 am

Civilization requires energy.
Without available, distributed energy we find Stone Age conditions.
It is bad governance to decommission existing energy production and distribution without an alternative which is the same or better.

Hasbeen
October 14, 2022 5:15 am

Australia needs ti immediately, if not sooner, start harvesting our considerable shale oil, to ensure our access to petroleum products. Unless done soon we are at the mercy of people who do not like us.

Coach Springer
Reply to  Hasbeen
October 14, 2022 6:01 am

Those people are running your government, so …

rho
Reply to  Coach Springer
October 14, 2022 8:47 am

And they answer to the same people that are the puppet masters for our Administration.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
October 14, 2022 5:33 am

It isn’t just the Saudi government which is mad at the Biden administration. Basically everyone in the region who is worried about Iran, including any Sunni Muslim majority countries and especially Israel, has been telling the administration that its intended nuclear deal with Iran is a Really Bad Idea.

The Biden administration is apparently infested with people determined to undo anything President Trump did as their primary objective, rather than consider each policy on its record and merit. Sort of makes sense once you stop considering merit in the selection of senior officials and instead pander to identity groups. I’m kind of surprised they haven’t announced moving the US embassy back to Tel Aviv.

The Trump reversal of the Obama deal with Iran was very much appreciated by virtually everyone else in the region and the OPEC production cut is a message of extreme displeasure with Biden’s moves to reinstate it.

Add to this the crippling of domestic US exploration and production and the stage is set for another energy crisis.

OweninGA
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
October 14, 2022 6:07 am

That is the actual motivation of the Gulf states. Iran is their one and only focus. That the US administration is cozying up to Iran is the reason for their not cooperating with US requests.

I HOPE the administration knows this and is just grandstanding with their “Saudi is throwing in with Russia in the war on Ukraine” rhetoric. If they truly believe their hogwash, a major international shift away from the US dominant role (and probably toward the Chinese <shiver>) will start a whole series of dominoes falling. World War II will look like a Sunday stroll through the park – all because the US (and other western countries) allowed complete imbeciles control of government rather than the usual aspiring imbeciles.

Max P
Reply to  OweninGA
October 14, 2022 9:33 am

I don’t know it is anything more than Biden is surrounded by Obama minions and handing Iran a path to a nuke was fine with the Obama administration as long as they used it on Israel.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Max P
October 15, 2022 5:20 am

Obama, for some reason, has a special place in his heart for the Mad Mullahs of Iran, and I think this is what is motivating Biden to favor Iran over the rest of the Gulf nations.

After all, many of Obama’s people are currently in the Biden administration and it appears they are continuing to carry out the Obama agenda.

As another poster mentioned, the is a very bad course for the United States to take. Biden is in effect giving all his support to the biggest state sponsor of terrrorism in the world, and who will set the Middle East on fire if they get the chance.

Biden is alienating all our essential allies in the region in order to give the Mad Mullahs what Obama wants to give them. It’s really insane. But that is what we have come to expect from Obama and Biden policies.

MarkW
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
October 14, 2022 9:31 am

Antisemitism runs strong in socialist circles.

Giordano Milton
October 14, 2022 5:47 am

A desperate Biden (admin) seems willing to do anything. Anything, from arresting people who protest to starting a nuclear war (wag the dog).

MarkW
Reply to  Giordano Milton
October 14, 2022 9:33 am

The other day, the AMA and several other groups wrote a letter to the Dept of Justice, requesting that they investigate anyone who publicly disagrees with the AMA in regards to the need to provide “gender affirming” treatment to minors.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Giordano Milton
October 15, 2022 5:21 am

It’s Putin who is threatening nuclear war.

Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 5:49 am

Yes, Biden went begging to Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia turned him down.

Now Biden does further harm to U.S. foreign policy by threatening to retaliate against Saudi Arabia. This would be a very stupid, dangerous move for the United States to make. This move could have many adverse repurcussions for the United States and the world.

Biden is the worst president in U.S. history, and he’s only half-way through the first term. Americans need to vote to put a brake on Biden’s insanity by electing a Republican Congress in November.

Coach Springer
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 6:02 am

Maybe we should pay closer attention in between voting years too.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 6:12 am

The American people get what they vote for, maybe its time people start actually learning that about how the real world works and stop living in the fantasy land of you can have your cake and eat it too. America became great because people worked hard for what they had and were not looking for hand outs.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  bob boder
October 14, 2022 9:05 am

If you think the 2020 vote was fully legit, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  bob boder
October 15, 2022 5:24 am

“maybe its time people start actually learning that about how the real world works and stop living in the fantasy land”

I think people have learned a lot in the last two years. We’ll see next month just how much they have learned.

Scissor
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 7:10 am

Of several good signs, Tulsi Gabbard’s recent abandonment of the democrats is particularly encouraging as she carried a lot of support among party moderates and liberal women.

I share her disdain for war hawks, especially when it comes to “limited” nuclear exchange.

rho
Reply to  Scissor
October 14, 2022 8:50 am

Yeah. Somehow I suspect that “‘limited’ nuclear exchange” is an oxymoron.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rho
October 15, 2022 5:27 am

Yes, one nuclear weapon will lead to a lot of nuclear weapons being used.

Putin won’t be able to control the volume. He can start it, but he won’t know where it will end. And he won’t survive it.

So even though Putin is a psychopath with no human empathy, he does have a sense of self-preservation so I think he is bluffing when he threatens nuclear war.

DonM
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 10:24 am

“Biden is the worst president in U.S. history, and he’s only half-way through the first only term”;

and, it may well be that his only term will be a partial term.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  DonM
October 15, 2022 5:38 am

Biden needs to be removed from office by Congress.

Maybe Republcians will win enough seats in both Houses to remove Biden.

Republicans should take control of the U.S. House of Representatives after this coming election in November. This means that they have the votes to impeach Biden.

The U.S. Senate will be much tougher. In order to remove Biden from office, the U.S. Senate must vote in favor of it.

The Republicans in the U.S. Senate may not have a large enough majority to remove Biden, especially considering that some RINO’s will be among them.

BUT! The U.S. House investigation of the Biden Crime Family may make public enough damning information on Biden that even Democrats in the U.S. Senate will vote to remove him from office.

So there’s a chance that Biden won’t be in office his full first term.

We’ll deal with Kamala and the rest of the corrupt, criminal Democrats later.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 14, 2022 1:05 pm

Didn’t he also ask for more fuel from Venezuela?

Richard Page
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 14, 2022 6:23 pm

Sort of. He was said to be ‘in discussions’ about the sanctions on Venezuela. Which means he went begging and they told him their price, which prompted him to suddenly go back to the Saudi’s.

Coach Springer
October 14, 2022 6:13 am

I agree. It’s a done deal. We may be at a disadvantage due to the shape of the argument. Seen on PLB, a comment by Michael Robillard:

Whereas leftism possesses a telos of unrelenting egalitarianism and neverending revolution, mere anti-wokeism possesses no such countervailing telos of its own. … Hence, by its own commitments, mere anti-wokeism lacks the conceptual, normative, and metaphysical resources to draw any kind of nonnegotiable line in the sand whatsoever against ideological opponents hell-bent on pressing their own interests further and further.

In other words, Saving the Planet always trumps “you don’t know that.”

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Coach Springer
October 14, 2022 7:33 am

Correct. The reason the ‘conservatives’ haven’t conserved anything is because they are not for anything, especially liberty. And if liberty’s not on offer, then the vote just goes to the highest bidder of ‘free stuff’. It’s like watching the Harlem Globetrotters play the Washington Generals.

jeffery p
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
October 14, 2022 8:22 am

Are you falsely conflating the Republican establishment with ‘conservatives?’

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  jeffery p
October 14, 2022 8:53 am

I’m not ‘falsely conflating’ the Republican establishment with ‘conservatives’, since far too many Republicans, e.g., Lindsay Graham, not only proudly apply that label to themselves, but as I alluded to above, rarely miss an opportunity to appease their progressive colleagues, i.e., the Democrats.

This is not to say that Republicans can’t tap the electorate’s desire for liberty to win elections, as they did so in 1994 and 2010, and hopefully will do again in 2022. But in every case the Republican establishment has never followed through to reverse the progressives’ gains, the result of which is a ratchet-like implementation of socialism that will inevitably lead to totalatarism and collapse.

jeffery p
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
October 14, 2022 10:29 am

Well, we can get into a useless argument about “real conservatives” vs fake conservatives but that would useless.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  jeffery p
October 14, 2022 12:33 pm

I think it would be useful if labels like ‘conservative’, ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’ were actually meaningful, rather than providing a convenient camouflage for Statists to operate behind.

Also, I see that I get a couple of down votes every time I mention the word ‘liberty’. Very telling.

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Independent
October 14, 2022 7:07 am

FJB

DonM
Reply to  Independent
October 14, 2022 10:29 am

BJBFU

before he does it to you

Independent
Reply to  DonM
October 14, 2022 11:41 am

Too late, I’m afraid, he screwed all of us over already.

Dave
October 14, 2022 7:36 am

Desperate and panicking are what the Biden / Harris administration has been about since it took over.

Olen
October 14, 2022 7:50 am

So Biden is not concerned about energy shortage and what that brings but is concerned about the election. That should tell that he is not concerned about the welfare of the US citizen!

Richard Page
Reply to  Olen
October 14, 2022 6:27 pm

I’m sorry but you needed two years to work that one out? Obama’s terms in office convinced me that Biden was a self-serving sycophant and nothing has happened to change my mind since then.

jeffery p
October 14, 2022 7:53 am

The Brandon regime has insulted the Saudis at every turn and courted the region’s biggest threat to peace and stability — Iran — in hopes of signing another bogus nuclear agreement. Is there any doubt why the Saudis are uncooperative?

Prior to FJB’s inauguration, the US was a *net oil exporter.* Now we’re going begging hat in hand for somebody to save us from our own foolish policies.

But on the plus side, no more mean tweets.

MarkW
October 14, 2022 9:03 am

A few years ago, the Democrats tried to impeach Trump over allegations that he had asked the Russians to interfere with a US election.

We now have clear evidence that Biden asked the Saudi’s to interfere with a US election (IE, hold the production cuts until after the election).
By the standards set by the Democrats, shouldn’t they be starting up the impeachment process to get Biden out of office?

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2022 9:18 am

MarkW, what standards would those be?

Jtom
Reply to  TonyG
October 14, 2022 2:37 pm

The Democrats like standards so much they have two sets of them, one that apply to them and a set that applies to everyone else.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2022 1:10 pm

Then we’d get the VP as the POTUS. Thanks a lot. Action have consequences.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 14, 2022 2:27 pm

Well then impeach her, too. The entire swamp needs to be drained. Saving a gator because the next one is equally awful makes no sense.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
October 15, 2022 9:47 am

“Well then impeach her, too.”

Yes, Harris needs to go for her dereliction of duty. Not to mention she is totally incompetent.

mario lento
October 14, 2022 9:06 am

I sum it up as:
Biden’s policies thus far require US dependence for energy on other countries instead of having control of our own resources

At the same time, it’s obvious he wants the above policy to be hidden until after this November’s election.

Jeff
October 17, 2022 6:03 pm

You guys do realize the Permian Basin is actually expected to hit a record next month (5.4 mbd), and that shale basins are expected to hit their highest levels since March 2020 (9.1 mbd) – which is right before the great COVID oil crapout of 2020, when oil production plummeted.

2021 set the all-time record of annual US natural gas production.

This nonsense reminds of when you guys prophesied Obama would destroy the oil industry. Instead, we became the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer; we have remained both ever since.

And I don’t don’t even like Obama or Biden. Of course, I haven’t liked any of the presidents from 43 to now.

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