Joe Biden Wants Every US Military Vehicle To Be Climate Friendly


By Paul Homewood

If you thought we were potty enough in this country, than God we are not living the senile idiot who supposedly is in charge of the USA:

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she supports requiring the military to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030:

ERNST: “Do you support the military adopting that EV fleet by 2030?”

GRANHOLM: “I do, and I think we can get there as well. And I do think that reducing our reliance on the volatility of globally traded fossil fuels where we know that global events such as the war in Ukraine can jack up prices for people back home does not contribute to energy security.”

Granholm added: “I think energy security is achieved when we have homegrown, clean energy that is abundant like you see in Iowa. We think we can be a leader globally in how we have become energy independent.”

Could you imagine?! It’s bad enough that the Department of Defense has a scorecard to keep itself accountable as it advances “environmental justice for communities across America.”

The DOD has at least 640 staff working “on environmental justice, either in a full- or part-time capacity.”

President Joe Biden has been pushing this agenda since last April. He admitted it would cost billions:

While delivering Earth Day remarks from Seward Park in Seattle, Washington, Biden said last April his administration is working to make “every vehicle” in the United States military “climate-friendly.”

“One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money,” Biden said at the time. “We’re going to start the process where every vehicle in the United States military, every vehicle, is going to be climate-friendly — every vehicle — I mean it.”

He added: “We’re spending billions of dollars to do it.”

No wonder we couldn’t execute proper plans in Afghanistan or Sudan. The military is more concerned about environmental justice.

In the US they are lucky to have the GOP to oppose these foolish policies, and hopefully reverse them someday.

Which is more than we can say in the UK.

Here’s a simple question for the Simpleton Joe:

Next time you invade a country, how will you know they will have sufficient EV charging stations?

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Bruce P
April 29, 2023 2:23 am

Sadly a large contingent of our Grand Old Party are just as corrupt as the corrupticrat in chief. Two parties who are opposed to everything the other party espouses except keeping the hand in the cookie jar.

Too many in the GOP actually care what the New York Times says about them and will bloviate on about the 1.5 degree limit etc. A rational person is an independent, but we don’t ever get any political influence. Just pretty lies at election time.

Lots of windmills, just like Iowa! And our local GOP raves on about ethanol. A big local issue is to raise the percentage to 15% and ban real gas at the pump. The real gas is more expensive but gets better mileage. Just to make some politico brownie points with the New York Times while wasting perfectly good farm land and emitting more CO2 than it saves.

Whoever thought a “conservative” farmer would be all in for burning food? And don’t give me the line that they are only burning the waste and using the grain for pig feed. I have been at those ethanol facilities and seen the perfectly good grain go into the hopper. To be distilled and sold as fuel!

They all say they don’t like Trump because of the mean tweets and so on. What they really don’t like is he is already a billionaire and thus can’t easily be bought. He’s not really a conservative either, so we are really between a rock and a hard place next election. But nothing will really change, there is too much cash on the line. Unless Biden really succeeds at trashing the petro-dollar. Then all bets are off.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce P
April 29, 2023 4:32 am

“He’s not really a conservative either,”

Trump is conservative enough for me. He reduced taxes. He reduced regulations. He promoted individual freedom. He handled international politics better than any president I know. He had the Bad Guys guessing and under control. He had the best economy in history after his tax cuts and regulation cuts, until the Covid Pandemic came along. He weathered the Pandemic and the economy rebounded under his direction creating 500,000 new jobs the last month he was in office. Gasoline was $1.84 a gallon under Trump. Record employment numbers for all minority groups.

We should return to that wonderful Conservative place. That’s conservative enough for me.

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Bruce P
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 29, 2023 5:25 am

Voted for him twice, probably will again, but not expecting miracles. I wouldn’t mind voting Democrat but all they seem to offer are Marxists and oligarchs for the last few decades.

It does seem like there are a few decent Republicans around, maybe they will influence the party a little. Though they could not get rid of the Mitt Romney clan RNC chair. How does the former Governor of Massachusetts, who implemented single-payer health care in that state, get to call himself a Republican??

Give me a Kennedy for Pres! John Kennedy!

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Bruce P
April 29, 2023 6:07 am

I call for- a middle age Republican with the energy of Kennedy- Ron DeSantis! (yes, yes- I’m prejudiced as I’m also Italian American- I want to see big spagehtti dinners in the White House)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 30, 2023 3:37 am

I heard last night on Fox that there’s a rumor going around that Trump and DeSantis may get together as president and vice president.

I think that would be the strongest Republican team. Trump has the majority of Repubicans supporting him, and the Never-Trumpers can vote for DeSantis, along with all the Independents and Democrats who might hesitate to vote for Trump.

Mind you, the only reason anyone would hestiate to vote for Trump is because they have been fooled by the barrage of lies and distortions that have been thrown out by the Left and the Leftwing Media about Trump.

I heard one woman say she was tired of the controversy. Well, whose fault is that? She assumes Trump is the cause, but NO!, it’s the propaganda of the Left that is the cause. If you hadn’t noticed, Trump has been found innocent of all the charges the Left has leveled at him over the years. They got all Trump’s tax returns after years of trying, just knowing they were going to be able to nail Trump on something in his finances. So, they got the data, and we haven’t heard one word out of the radical Democrats since. Another case of Trump coming out clean as the driven snow after Democrat allegations.

If Trump doesn’t win next time. It will show that the radical Left has won with their lies. That propaganda is more powerful that truth. They have created a false reality around Trump and Republicans and demonize them as their election tactic. it’s been this way for decades but has been turned up to “11” recently.

If Trump, or the Republican candiate loses, then totalitarianism will reign in the United States.

If you vote for a Democrat, or support a Democrat agenda, then this is what you are voting for. If you are not a Democrat Elite, you shouldn’t vote for these Marxists, because only the Elites benefit in an authoritarian society. The rest of us are peons. Even Democrats.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce P
April 30, 2023 3:20 am

“I wouldn’t mind voting Democrat but all they seem to offer are Marxists and oligarchs for the last few decades.”

Not all Democrats are crazy, but if you vote a Democrat into office, even a good Democrat, you enable the crazy Elite Democrats in Washington DC and give these crazy Democrats power over your life, which you do not want to do.

So, don’t vote for Democrats, even good ones, because that enables the bad ones. And we can see what happens when the bad ones are enabled, like right now: The economy is stumbling, crime is rampant in Democrat-controlled Cities, and personal freedoms are in jeopardy.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 29, 2023 6:04 am

I’m not fond of Trump- but, as a forester, I noticed that during the big fires in CA, Trump said it’s necessary to manage the forests better. No other politician said that.

Coeur de Lion
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 29, 2023 12:17 pm

And instead of Obama’s useless Red Line against Assad’s chemical warfare it was 49 cruise missiles instantly. Has Assad used CW since? No.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
April 30, 2023 3:53 am

Trump was having dinner at Mar-a-Lago with President Xi of China at the time of the missile attack on Syria’s airforce, and Trump said he informed Xi that a missile attack was underway, and Xi said, “Repeat?”.

Trump said Xi never spoke English, although Trump suspects he understands English, and Xi’s “repeat” remark sort of confirms that, doesn’t it.

You gotta love Trump! Well, maybe not all of you, but you don’t really understand Trump, now do you. All you know about Trump, you heard on CNN, so you don’t really know the real Trump, just the horrible caricature of Trump created by the radical Left and the Leftwing Media who hate Trump and are looking to tear him down at every turn.

Trump-haters live in a very scary world brought to them by the propaganda masters of the Left. Some people, maybe too many people, are easily influenced. The Left uses this to their advantage since they own the Media, for the most part.

Reply to  Bruce P
April 29, 2023 8:17 am

They will all be supporting the ethanol lobby well after the planet has fried or at least when others said it would be fried for donations, gifts, and support.

Story tip

Washington Times

Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 29, 2023 5:08 pm

McCarthy was STU PID to put ethanol subsidy reduction in the bill. Really STU PID to cause turmoil amongst his party. Unless, of course, it was just a dog and pony show to let the farmers (subsidy farmers that is) see their Republican representatives sticking up for them.

We need TRUMP! as POTUS, then he can just wave the ethanol in gas and bio diesel in diesel requirements for US security interests. Let people see how much MORE mileage they get with true diesel and gas since many of the younger people have never driven with pure gas of diesel.

The one Costco where I usually buy Diesel on my travels between LV and Cedar mountain has had higher prices by quite a lot when compared to Cedar City stations. I have been buying diesel at either a Maverick in Cedar City of a Sam’s Club in Vegas. My mileage has gone up by over a mile a gallon using diesel other than from Costco. The Costco is MINIMUM 5% biodiesel.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Bruce P
April 29, 2023 11:15 am

‘He’s not really a conservative either,…’

Probably a good thing given that ‘conservativism’s’ win record against ‘progressivism’ is roughly on par with that of the Washington Generals against the Harlem Globetrotters.

At some point we need to wake up and realize that a political party that pretends to be in favor of limited government, but in reality is willing to use force to provide bennies to some of its supporters, will always lose out to a political party that is willing to use force to provide free stuff to all of its supporters.

ethical voter
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
April 29, 2023 1:47 pm

IMO everybody who supports political parties will lose out. They are a blight on democracy and need to be gone asap. The notion that they are an essential part of democracy is just madness. Not unlike climate madness.

ethical voter
Reply to  Bruce P
April 29, 2023 1:53 pm

Independent people should vote for independent candidates. It’s a matter of integrity. An individual cannot be represented by a collective. All political parties are collectives. Same as communism.

Reply to  Bruce P
May 1, 2023 6:50 am

If you need a list, just look at the Republicans that voted for the Anti-Inflation Act

April 29, 2023 2:28 am

Absolutely, all of the USA army soldiers should be provided with electric scooters.

Reply to  vuk
April 29, 2023 8:25 am

I’m starting to notice more people pushing old bikes and walking in poor neighborhoods instead of owning an old car. I don’t think the eco mobility policy goal was supposed to include a racial or poverty first movement in that drive. The advocates may become vulnerable if anyone begins to notice real conditions in the poor and falling middle class and youth deprived of a future. Better continue with the insurance-paid opioids and cannabis to hide this new trend.

Reply to  vuk
April 29, 2023 8:26 am

Surrender flags illuminated with low power LEDs.

Hans Erren
April 29, 2023 2:28 am

2030 is in only SEVEN years,
seven years ago is 2016.
My non-electric car is older.

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Peta of Newark
Reply to  Hans Erren
April 29, 2023 2:58 am

My VW is that old, 2016, and by some accounts what comes out the tailpipe in the way of particulate, means that its exhaust is often cleaner than what it breathed in.
i.e. It burns air pollution

This was something that dawned in the natural gas home stove and cooker story here recently.
That indoor air quality is easily 10 or 100 timse worse than outdoors air – especially with heavily insulated homes having so little ventilation. Some folks call that: draughts

So it would be that having a naked flame burning inside your house, as it sucks in Oxygen/air/whatever it also sucks in and incinerates whatever particles/fluff/dust/smoke/soot/dander there may be floating around in your house and incinerates that.

Gas stoves/cookers/hobs are thus a force for good – wood stoves also.
In fact, any working chimney.

Army tanks ## running high Sulphur diesel and making billows of black smoke are immensely good for The Environment – it is in fact ‘escaped Sulphur’ that causes (or would do if it was real) Global Greening
Sulphur is now a Liebig Limiter for plant & bacterial growth and the soot/smoke is = Biochar.

## Doesn’t everything in the military now run on Jet-A
i.e Ultra refined Kerosene – also what Elon uses to power/fuel/blow up his Sputnik launchers

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 29, 2023 6:08 am

my Toyota Tacoma I bought in ’04 and it’s still going strong

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 8:23 am

It’s very common for well engineered and maintained ICE vehicles to go 15, 20 years and longer. So far, it does not appear that EV’s will last half as long, certainly not their batteries, which require more energy and hence emissions for production than ICE vehicles do.

In practice, it’s dubious that EV’s will make it to the cross over point where their life cycle emissions are lower. Some will, most probably not. Then there is their heavier mass, all things being equal. Fundamental physics says they will consume more energy proportional to the mass difference.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Scissor
April 29, 2023 8:48 am

How well do EVs work in very cold environments? If you don’t have it in a garage will it have trouble starting in the morning?

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 9:39 am

You can’t charge a LiIon battery if it’s temperature falls below 0C,

If you don’t keep it in a heated garage, then you are going to need a heater on the battery to keep it from getting too cold.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  MarkW
April 29, 2023 9:45 am

I suppose most people who currently can afford an EV have a garage, but not all. But when EVs are forced on everyone- lower income people who manage to get one may not have a garage.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 12:54 pm

Especially all those lower-income apartment-dwellers in the U.S.!

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 3:02 pm

JZ, very, very few garages are heated, even the attached or under the roof line of the house type. Anywhere it gets below freezing, inside the garage might be a degree or two higher but that is about it.

Reply to  MarkW
April 29, 2023 10:42 am

That’s probably one reason why GM is discontinuing their Bolt, as due to fire risks they recommended against keeping it in garages. That doesn’t work very well in cold climates.

Perhaps congress could give EV makers immunity against fires and damages caused therefrom.

Reply to  Scissor
April 29, 2023 5:21 pm

Perhaps congress could give EV makers immunity against fires and damages caused therefrom.

I don’t know if that is necessary BUT all homeowner’s fire insurance MUST required an additional rider at a separate additional charge for having an EV in of adjacent to a house.

And all EV auto insurance MUST have an addition rider for damage caused if it combusts adjacent to any other vehicle of building.

AND every parking structure that allows EVs must have an additional rider for the possible damages from a EV fire, both to other vehicles and to the structure.

Just sayin.

Reply to  MarkW
April 29, 2023 5:14 pm

And those (heaters) are built in.

Just another power drain on the battery if not plugged in, and if plugged in, a drain of the “grid”.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 9:55 am

How long does it last in extreme heat like Phoenix? It may charge fine in the high heat but how many years of life are shaved off? Is a lifecycle question even allowed in the green planned obsolescence drive working with legacy brand experts in planned obsolescence?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 29, 2023 10:05 am

I think we’re not suppossed to ask such questions. We’re suppossed to just revel in the future nirvana of all electric living. It’ll be dirt cheap and we’ll save the planet. That’s all we need to know. Asking questions is something only evil deniers do.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 29, 2023 6:15 am

For the last 28 years I drove and still do a petrol 1992 Volvo940, but Sadiq Khan is determined to stop me.
To make it clear to our overseas friends this self styled Genghis Khan is not a ruler of Inner Mongolia, but of the Socialist Peoples Republic of Inner and Outer London.
BTW, my MOT man tells me that this Volvo’s exhaust emissions are cleaner than those of some from 2006 and later cars which will not be penalised by ULEZ.

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 29, 2023 6:45 am

I live on a gravel road where certain times of the year the traffic (what there is of it) can raise pretty thick dust clouds. Not an issue in the winter but during the summer when the windows are open it can get nasty. The town does a good job maintaining the road, grading and raking followed by a calcium chloride dust control rinse. And in the spring there is mud season which wasn’t too bad this year, but can require 4-wheel drive…

It’s worth putting up with as the alternative is pavement and then the idiots would be going 50-60 mph as they fly off the road and into the trees at night.
Way too disruptive.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 29, 2023 7:42 am

If a few dozen insurgents are advancing on your position, a tank is very good for your immediate environment.

Dave Fair
Reply to  DMacKenzie
April 29, 2023 8:37 am

When you are heavily engaged in a protracted firefight with mixed NVA/Viet Cong there is nothing more comforting than 155mm Self-Propelled Cannon rolling up into your line and firing Flechette rounds into the enemy lines; devastatingly effective in chopping up foliage and people.

Reply to  Dave Fair
April 29, 2023 5:26 pm

I assume you are speaking from experience.

I wish to thank you for your service.

April 29, 2023 2:44 am

I wonder if dementure Joe is expecting the same from China and Russia???
If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  aussiecol
April 29, 2023 4:43 am

“If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable.”

Instead, it is insane. And scary, considering stupid people like this are in charge of our national security.

I predict our battlefield vehicles will not be EV’s.

The leaders of our adversaries must be sitting there shaking their heads at the stupidity of American Leftists. And, no doubt, they are very happy to see this stupidity displayed. They don’t have to go to war with the United States, they can just sit back and watch the radical Democrats destroy the U.S. from within.

The Trafficer-in-Chief, Joe Biden is a wreaking ball for the United States. Everything he does harms the United States.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 29, 2023 5:01 am

*All* military vehicles are battlefield vehicles. They are either directly on the front line or they support those on the front line. Without support the front line vehicles can’t operate, – no spare parts, no ammunition, no replacement personnel reaching the front lines. Even the bulldozers used to build support infrastructure (ammo bunkers, landing zones, etc) are battlefield vehicles. Without them no battle force!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tim Gorman
April 30, 2023 4:05 am

Yes, and I predict that none of them will be electrified, other than as experiments.

Current technolgy will not support EV’s on the battlefield. Maybe in peacetime, but not in war, so, unless some new technolgy is developed, we should steer clear of EV’s on the battlefield or EV’s supporting the battlefield.

EV’s on the battlefield is a screwball idea. Noone who promotes this should be taken seriously.

April 29, 2023 2:52 am

It makes one wonder just what his priorities are: effective defence of the nation or nut zero? If it takes a bit of fossil fuel to do the job properly, then it should be used. “All’s fair in love and war,” as they say and you can be certain that any army that US forces find themselves up against WON’T be bothering about its carbon footprint!

Rich Davis
Reply to  atticman
April 29, 2023 4:05 am

C’mon man! Every vehicle — I mean it.

Winning wars is so 20th century. What matters most is making sure that traditionally underserved genders are outreached to. And maybe have their hair sniffed. It’s like my dad said when I was 10, Joey, guys should play women’s sports an, and wear lingerie on the TV sellin’ beer that tastes like water. He was a devout Catholic, my dad. I had to hit old Corn Pop with a chain when he was bullying the cross-dressers in our working class neighborhood.

Now where was I? Oh yeah, we’re spending billions on it, so of course it’s possible!

Reply to  Rich Davis
April 29, 2023 4:28 am

Oops, sorry, Rich, I’d overlooked that…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
April 29, 2023 4:48 am

Good one! 🙂

Reply to  Rich Davis
April 29, 2023 9:43 am

The Biden administration is putting forth a regulation that will result in people with good credit ratings having to pay higher interest rates so that people with poor credit ratings can pay less

Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
April 30, 2023 5:00 am

Well of course, Credit Justice, right?

Ron Long
April 29, 2023 3:05 am

Good posting from Paul. Not only is there a question about “charging stations”, and of course will they still be functioning, but it introduces the question of “time out” in war. Like, when an EV tank pulls up to a charging station and plugs in, they get to call a “time out”, like in sports, where they can’t be attacked. This would be important as the charging time for an EV tank would be many hours. Maybe the “time out ” could be signaled by raising a flag. I think a rainbow one would be special.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Ron Long
April 29, 2023 3:39 am

Imagine the outrage when Russian tanks violate international law by attacking a tank flying its timeout rainbow flag! All the tweeter twits will need a rainbow flag badge, oh wait, they probably already…such a dilemma! What will they do to register their brave protest? Maybe a hash tag or something.

Reply to  Ron Long
April 29, 2023 7:11 am

But, if the electricity from the charging station is not from green energy sources, will the operating orders allow the tanks to recharge. It would not be ethical to not use green energy. Just saying.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Ron Long
April 29, 2023 8:42 am

A moment’s thought is all it takes to realize that the military EVs would require mobile generators to recharge. And what powers those?

Reply to  Dave Fair
April 29, 2023 9:45 am

Even bigger batteries?
It’s batteries, all the way down.

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Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
April 29, 2023 12:58 pm

They make for bigger and better pyrotechnics.

Reply to  Ron Long
April 29, 2023 9:45 am

California is getting ready to pass a bill that will outlaw the sale of diesel trucks by 2046.

Reply to  MarkW
April 30, 2023 9:52 am

It’s not clear if that includes things like fire trucks and ambulances, but it would appear to, because it indicates “government fleets”. A change like that would be a disaster. But they’ll blame the out-of-control (because there is nothing TO control them) fires that will ravage the state on “climate change” and scream how they “must do more”.

Even if they are not included, what happens when all the diesel gas pumps dry up due to no demand?

Rich Davis
April 29, 2023 3:42 am

Next time you invade a country, how will you know they will have sufficient EV charging stations?

The vehicles will all be ‘climate friendly’. The diesel generators that they pull, maybe not so much!

Bob B.
April 29, 2023 3:46 am

One way Brandon can easily accomplish this is to keep all military vehicles parked and just let China roll right over us. He might even make a buck or two.

Tim Gorman
April 29, 2023 3:57 am

 “I think energy security is achieved when we have homegrown, clean energy”

Next time you invade a country, how will you know they will have sufficient EV charging stations?”

In war, reliable electricity is one of the first things to go. Just ask those living in Ukraine.

I can hear it now, “We’ll just carry along sufficient solar/wind generators to recharge our equipment”. Words of wisdom from those who have never fought in a quagmire, bad weather, or difficult terrain.

With fossil fuels you can take the fuel *to* the equipment. With wind/solar you have to pull the equipment off the line in order to travel to a location where charging is available. Can you imagine the tornado/hurricane from someone like Patton if ordered to pull half of his forces off the line in order to recharge?

Where in Pete’s name are all of our military experts on warfighting that should be up in arms over this idiocy?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tim Gorman
April 29, 2023 4:55 am

“Where in Pete’s name are all of our military experts on warfighting that should be up in arms over this idiocy?”

I think they are afraid of the Deep State (radical Democrats ensconced in federal government bureaucracies), and if they don’t go along with the Biden narrative, then they will be removed from their jobs to be replaced by someone who does go along with the Biden narrative. So the generals are captive.

The lower ranks will be the ones to speak out about it, just as soon as Biden tries to implement EV’s on the battlefield, where they will prove inferior, and the people using this equipment will most certainly speak up about it.

Joe Gordon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 29, 2023 7:11 am

The experts were sometimes straight white men, which means their expertise was white supremacy, leading toward colonization of the military and marginalization of people. Ableism, sexism, racism, genderism, catechism, dogitchism, you name it.

They have been replaced by a group of personed people more representative of the university administration community. Our tanks now accommodate people of all natural sizes, are equipped with elevators and decorated with pleasing inclusive colors.

Our existing fighter planes have been retired, as there were no latinx transgendered folx trained to fly them. Supremacy in the air must not come at the expense of representation. We have replaced them with the F-69 combat jets, designed by an inclusive team. Since calculus is the tool of the white devil, we have gone beyond mathematics and once we get these things in the air, we’ll be unstoppable. Already, our fastest and most diverse runners are camped out on the beaches of the Outer Banks, testing the new designs.

Evil fossil fuels have been banned. Our new vehicles require battery packs, which arrive in the US fully charged and ready to handle anything. We are retooling our aircraft carriers to carry these packs. While no other vehicles are ready, and we’ve lost a few aircraft carriers to the bottom of the ocean, we’re confident our team will come up with new battery pack designs.

Reply to  Tim Gorman
April 29, 2023 1:59 pm

Those military experts have all retired and moved on to something else. Either because they could not put off with the politics endemic in today’s military or because they were forced out. My dad is probably rolling over in his grave about now. Along with most of the other heroes in the military cemetery with him.

April 29, 2023 3:58 am

First things on the list for electrification should be the President’s vehicles: The Beast, Airforce 1, and Marine 1.


Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
April 29, 2023 4:56 am

Yes, Joe should show a little leadership in this matter.

April 29, 2023 4:15 am

Logistics won’t be easy with all that extra weight…

Reply to  strativarius
April 29, 2023 4:31 am

Indeed! As an idea, it’ll never get off the ground…

Tim Gorman
Reply to  strativarius
April 29, 2023 4:54 am

Can you imagine what will happen to an amphibious landing craft required to carry *batteries*?

I said it earlier in the thread and I’ll say it again – where are all our DOD experts on warfighting that should be screaming to high heaven over this? Have they all been ousted?

Reply to  Tim Gorman
April 29, 2023 2:41 pm

They are probably facing court marshal if they don’t keep their mouth’s shut. Isn’t that the normal situation of military personnel in regard to speaking out about policy?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tim Gorman
April 30, 2023 4:55 am

Tim, none of this is going to happen. Everybody knows it’s a farce. But plenty of cronies will make a fortune failing to do it. And that’s what it’s all about.

10 held by H for the Big Guy?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  strativarius
April 29, 2023 4:58 am

Yeah, and one good hit on the batteries and it will be all over. Maybe one big bump in the road will set the batteries off.

April 29, 2023 4:35 am

So, now everybody in the world knows when the US will be too screwed up to fight for ourselves, or anybody else.

April 29, 2023 4:39 am

Whenever I see the fantastic claims for future weapon systems, I’m always reminded of the military science fiction that I read decades ago. Authors like Keith Laumer (and others), who introduced the “Bolo” battle tank series of stories. The original Bolo was a heavy tank at 150 tons and powered by diesel, later versions went up to 32,000 tons and larger that were powered with nuclear powerplants.

Sure, there could be some use for the multitude of non-battle support vehicles being powered by something else, but the infrastructure for fueling is simply not there, even in the civilian world. One also needs to consider that fuel depots are usually the first to be taken out at the start of any engagement which hinders movement of all vehicles.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  derbrix
April 29, 2023 4:57 am

Non-battle support vehicles support the actual battle vehicles. If the non-battle support vehicles die on the battlefield the front line vehicles suffer. Who’s going to carry portable charging stations into battle to recharge trucks carrying ammunition forward to the front line?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  derbrix
April 30, 2023 4:36 am

“One also needs to consider that fuel depots are usually the first to be taken out at the start of any engagement which hinders movement of all vehicles.”

My bet is if the U.S. were to field an all-EV military, the first thing an enemy would do if war ensued would be to knock out the electrical grid around the affected area of battle with Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapons, shutting off the “fuel” for the EVs.

What is the plan after that happens?

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 29, 2023 4:39 am

Do you hear that low rumbling noise? Do you feel the tremors in the ground?

It’s the banging of heads on desks in uncontrollable laughter at defence ministries in Russia, China, Iran, and so on.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
April 29, 2023 7:15 am

Well China needs to be careful. According to the IEA they have over half of all EV public chargers in the world so they’re a prime target for the first action. 🙂

April 29, 2023 4:48 am

So does Vladimir Putin

April 29, 2023 5:22 am

Yeah, but what is Back Slappin’ Joey doin’ ’bout the twilight zones in the oceans that are being threatened by climate change?

Gunga Din
April 29, 2023 5:45 am

“One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money,” Biden said at the time. “We’re going to start the process where every vehicle in the United States military, every vehicle, is going to be ENEMY-friendly — every vehicle — I mean it.” – Brandon

He misread the teleprompter again.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 29, 2023 9:58 am

No he didn’t.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 30, 2023 4:46 am

“He misread the teleprompter again.”

What I want to know is: When Kamala Harris rambles on and on incoherently, is that coming off the top of her head, or is she reading that gibberish on a teleprompter?

Surely they are not writing that down for her!?

Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 30, 2023 2:17 pm

Surely they are not writing that down for her!?

Maybe it’s one of the early versions of ChatGPT, before it learned how to construct coherent sentences?

April 29, 2023 5:57 am

We will have reduced the cost/amount of weapons the enemy require. Some paint or magnetic shade producers and an EV will be sidelined or have reduced capability.

Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 6:02 am

“In the US they are lucky to have the GOP to oppose these foolish policies, and hopefully reverse them someday.”

Not in Woke-achusetts. It’s truly a one party state. Something like 90% of the state legislature in Dem. I don’t think any other state comes close.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 1, 2023 9:38 am

California is pretty close… about 80% of the legislature is Dem. And it shows.

Joseph Zorzin
April 29, 2023 6:09 am

The UN will pass a resolution that all battles will stop when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. 🙂

Dave O.
April 29, 2023 6:18 am

If Biden’s goal is to reduce the country’s position to third world status, then he’s well on his way.

Reply to  Dave O.
April 29, 2023 8:48 am

Could you point out any action Brandon has taken in the last two years that would lead you to believe that’s NOT his position?

ethical voter
Reply to  Dave O.
April 29, 2023 1:59 pm

Maybe he takes his instructions from China.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ethical voter
April 30, 2023 4:58 am

The Chicoms pay his family well enough.

Maybe, after the investigations, we can find out just exactly how much Joe got from all this influence selling on the part of his corrupt family members.

The investigations are just beginning. No doubt, the Deep State is fighting it tooth and nail, corrupting the federal government to protect the Trafficer-in-Chief, Joe Biden, and his family members.

Otherwise, the Repubicans gain control of the presidency and Executive Branch, and the Deep State doesn’t want that to happen. They definitely don’t want Trump reelected.

Trump is gunning for the Deep State now, and he knows who the Bad Guys are now. He says he didn’t know when he first got to Washington DC, but now he knows who the Good Guys and the Bad Guys are, and he’s not going to be nice to the Bad Guys. And Thank God for that!

I’m voting for Trump.

April 29, 2023 6:24 am

We are a long way from that. So, do you ask for a 12 hour ceasefire so you can charge up? The electric grid will be one of the first things to fail in war. You’d need to tag along diesel generators then. Let’s face it, war is not climate friendly.

Allan MacRae
April 29, 2023 6:31 am

The climate alarmists have been shouting the same CAGW false nonsense for ~50 years. Their CAGW hypothesis never made any sense. They knew that decades ago. No rational person could be this wrong, this utterly obtuse, for this long.
The CAGW scam was never a scientific debate – it was always a propaganda campaign. The tactics of the warmists were the dishonest Lenin/Goebbels/Alinsky shout-down of their opposition. They routinely fabricated scary stories of imminent climate disaster to scare  children of all ages. When those scary stories proved false, no problem – they just invented new ones.
In short, they’ve been deliberately screwing with us for five decades, and many “climate skeptics” still take them seriously. That was our mistake.
“Anyone who truly believes in the “fossil fuel-driven climate emergency” is an unscientific imbecile.“

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Allan MacRae
April 30, 2023 5:27 am

Well said, Allan!

Their belief in a climate emergency is certainly not driven by science because there is no evidence for it.

Their beliefs are driven by unsubstantiated speculation, assumptions and assertions, which is not evidence of anything.

Unfortunately, a large number of people do not know the nuances, and don’t look into the matter for one reason or another, and depend on climate alarmists for their beliefs about the climate, i.e., GroupThink.

We need more independent thinkers.

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Allan MacRae
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 30, 2023 5:44 pm

Agreed Tom.

Most of our politicians are Climate and Energy imbeciles – they are typically failed lawyers who took some useless Artsie degree and then went to law school. They have no understanding of the Scientific Method. They should not even opine on energy and climate, let alone set policy. Everything they’ve done here in Alberta in the last 20 years has been foolish and destructive, but we are still the #4 oil producer in the world. It’s been far worse elsewhere in the developed world – for example in Britain and Germany where people could not afford to heat their homes this winter. Energy imbeciles!

Chapters from my new free book – I’m done being polite to these destructive fools:

I called the Covid-19 Lockdowns and Vaccines scams in Feb2020 and published on 21Mar2020, We called the Climate and Green Energy scams in 2002. All Correct!

by the only living Canadian who has done it before.

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John the Econ
April 29, 2023 6:40 am

The rar-left Progressives who are now calling the policy shots have always hated a strong America. An emasculated military as well as energy dependence definitely weakens us.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  John the Econ
April 30, 2023 5:37 am

It defintely does.

Biden and the Democrats have a habit of harming our military readiness. On Trump’s first day as president, the military came to him and told him they were critically short of ammunition!

That’s one reason Trump had to increase military spending when he got in office. It’s hard to imagine that Obama and Biden and the Democrats left the U.S. military in this dangerous shape, but they did.

Our giving up our energy independence is not only greatly harming the U.S. military, but it is harming all aspects of our society. Stopping Fossil Fuels would end up destroying the United States from within.

April 29, 2023 7:00 am

Maybe this is the brick wall we are looking for. I notice them by say “home grown clean energy” and not an EV . This could be a play for the mid-west vote or perhaps the have have recognized that an electric fleet is not possible anytime soon. Personally I would make them submit a budget to go electric by 2030.

Mr Ed
April 29, 2023 7:38 am

After hearing this I had to wonder what was in the vaccine batch she got.
I’ve been hearing about cardiac events from the jab but psychic hallucinations
is the only explanation that comes to mind. When will the pendulum swing back
the other way?

April 29, 2023 8:06 am

What vehicle?

story tip

The U.S. Military Relies on One Louisiana Factory. It Blew Up.

Decades of consolidation have left the Pentagon vulnerable to mishaps–including when the sole maker of a crucial type of gunpowder went offline

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 30, 2023 5:46 am

Our supply chain for everthing military and non-military is a shambles.

One of our highest priorities should be to manufacture everything needed right here in the USA. We are dangerously dependent on some very bad characters for our essential supplies. To allow this to continue is criminal.

We should take the subsidies spent on Windmills, and Solar, and Electric Vehicles and use that money to incentivise people to start manufacturing critical supplies here in the USA. That would be money well spent. Unlike wasting it on Windmills, Solar and EV’s.

April 29, 2023 8:08 am

Will they give tours of the ruins in DC someday like tourists to Rome do today?

April 29, 2023 8:33 am

Are tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles required to go in for tailpipe emissions tests and trips to local mechanics for expensive repairs before coming back? If not, I’m sure it’s on Jenn’s list or CARB’s list.

In fact, the final assault on FF vehicles by EPA / CARB can be accomplished at the emissions testing centers with a software update to the regulations to pass the test. That would be using VW cheat tactics to finish off the victims financially and their vehicles.

Rud Istvan
April 29, 2023 8:36 am

Biden has senile dementia as an excuse. Grenholm doesn’t. She makes rocks look smart.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 30, 2023 5:48 am

Yes, she appears to believe her own stupidity.

April 29, 2023 8:45 am

Joe Biden wants the US to be a vassal state of his patron, Xi Jinping.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Shoki
April 30, 2023 5:53 am

Yes, ole Joe sure does go easy on Xi.

Xi likes that Joe Biden is president. Joe doesn’t even complain when Chicom fentanyl ingredients are used to kill tens of thousands of unsuspecting Americans every year with Fentanyl overdoses.

No problemo. Right, Joe?

The only question is how much did this cooperation cost? How much was the corrupt Biden family paid by the Chicoms? I think the count is up to around $30 million so far.

Chris Nisbet
April 29, 2023 10:04 am

Biden could set an example by making Air Force One ‘climate friendly’, whatever that means. I wouldn’t be surprised if achieving just that doesn’t cost billions. I’d love to see it getting refuelled in flight. Trying (and failing) to make all military vehicles ‘climate friendly’ would surely cost trillions.

April 29, 2023 10:08 am

Will the invasion of Taiwan be televised? It may be shorter than the fall of Afghanistan, so someone needs to keep a timer running during the short episode.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 30, 2023 6:02 am

Rumor has it that Taiwan may be in possession of some neutron bombs.

Attacking Taiwan won’t be an easy task and if they do attack and destroy Taiwan, they are destroying their own economy, too, since Taiwan supplies a large majority of the chips used in China and around the world.

I don’t think it is inevitable that Taiwan is invaded. There’s not much upside for China. Maybe a little upside for Xi’s ego, but he won’t be around much longer and in the meantime, an invasion of Taiwan is going to ruin China’s relations with the rest of the world, even these “allies” they have been so carefully cultivating all around the world.

It’s much better for China to launch a charm offensive towards Taiwan. They may be able to sweet talk and bribe Taiwan into joining them, or if not, the relations would be better, and the economies of the world, including China’s would not be destroyed.

And that’s without any US intervention at all. That would just multiply China’s problems.

Don’t attack Taiwan. Rein in your ego, Xi. Nobody needs to die over this. If you think so, it’s all in your mind.

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April 29, 2023 3:17 pm

By climate friendly does he mean hard tops with heaters and air conditioning? Biden and Granholm are disgraceful.

April 29, 2023 3:48 pm

So, nothing in the navy except submarines, and aircraft carriers that don’t carry any airplanes. What a mighty force!

April 30, 2023 4:56 am

<b>Joe Biden Wants Every US Military Vehicle To Be Climate Friendly</b>
So do all of our enemies. The road to communism is paved with solar panels.

April 30, 2023 5:18 am

This is not a joke, and 100% proof that ChatGPT is woke. This is what I got when using ChatGPT to write a response to this article. It literally starts by saying that it can’t agree with my facts.

I must preface this article by stating that I cannot agree with the points presented as they contain several inaccuracies and misrepresentations of the current state of climate change and the green economy. However, I will present them in the form of an article as requested.
There has been much talk about the green economy and the push for a sustainable future. While many believe that this is the way forward, others are skeptical of its benefits. Some critics have even argued that the green economy will destroy America. Here are some of the reasons they cite:

  1. Russia, China, and our enemies benefit

One of the main concerns is that transitioning to a green economy will benefit our enemies, such as Russia and China. Critics argue that by reducing America’s dependence on traditional energy sources, we will be handing over power to our adversaries.

Paul Hurley
April 30, 2023 6:08 am

Wouldn’t a well-placed impact to the battery compartment of an EV tank/ship/troop carrier result in the vehicle being consumed by a lithium ion battery fireball?

Andy Pattullo
April 30, 2023 7:43 am

Every US bureaucrat will be issued a blowtorch and a fiddle so they can serenade in unison as they burn down the former “leader of the free world”.

April 30, 2023 9:51 am

That will make it easier for the enemy to employ the EMP attack on us and shut them down quickly.


April 30, 2023 3:38 pm


April 30, 2023 5:19 pm

Get out your NERF guns Putin. We’re gunning for you!

May 1, 2023 6:49 am

Persian: A thousand nations of the Persian empire will descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.


May 1, 2023 9:43 am

Oh boy!! We can finally send all those 70-year old B-52s to the desert boneyard to make way for the all-new shining B-21EV. Tremble Putin! Tremble Xi!

May 2, 2023 4:17 am

Next time you invade a country, how will you know they will have sufficient EV charging stations?”

Good news!
The military takes forever to solicit, test and deploy anything for the military.
Years to test new uniforms.
Decades to test new weapons.

Test results successes and failures are public knowledge.
Successes then must be funded by the government.

I wouldn’t put it past the democrats to try and pass a solar/EV tank that pulls along it’s own diesel generator.

Things that all generals hate are scorn, derision and general amusement by officials and the public.

Granholm will destroy recent USA military efforts to test and field reliable gear. Wasting millions in the process.

The uniparty will be thrilled.

May 4, 2023 1:37 pm

What are these ‘climate friendly’ vehicles going to fire? Cotton wool?

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