Economy Shrinking, Not Bush’s Fault

Amid the news that the GDP is shrinking it will be amusing to hear President Obama spin this into his recovery. No one in his media will dare ask him that question, so never mind. Meanwhile, Cap and Trade having been repeatedly defeated in Congress (you know, the Constitutional way), President Obama is moving on to …

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Caracas Burning, Army Sent In, Maduro Blames U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says “fascist” forces financed from the United States were plotting against his government. Probably has nothing to do with corrupt elections and election campaigns, seizing media outlets that print or say anything against him or his party, empty shelves in stores, high crime and unemployment. It other words, the failing of another …

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aSide Order

XL Pipeline Reduces Overall Carbon Emissions, State Department Environmental Impact Report Seems the long-awaited environmental impact analysis of the XL Pipeline has environmentalist shorts in a wad.  Turns out, having the XL Pipeline will reduce carbon emissions compared to not having it. In transportation alone, whether by trucks, trains, or barges and ships, the pipeline emits …

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Warren Buffet’s Oil Train Derails, Explodes, Burns

In the second train derailment and explosion in six months, two of Warren Buffet’s BNSF trains in North Dakota collide. The resulting explosion and fire caused authorities to evacuate all 2,400 people living in Casselton, N.D., about one mile from the derailment. Official estimates of the extent of the blaze varied. BNSF Railway Co. said it …

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Budget “Deal” Reached, But

What do you call a budget deal that spends $63 Billion of “settled law” called the sequester? I call it a Republican surrender. Never mind that since the sequester began, the Obama administration has claimed some economic recovery. And never mind that the sequester passed with bi-partisan support. For un-sequestering $63 Billion dollars today and …

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Liberal Blowtorch Burns Ring Of Fire

Was checking in to one of my favorite liberal, progressive, downright wacko websites, the Ring of Fire1, to see what they had to say about the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) report on climate change. Who according to them, is the world’s authority on the greenhouse effect. I previewed the report in a comment on one …

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Wealth Creation Through Cost Reduction

Noted economist and former Florida gubernatorial candidate Dr. Farid Khavari exemplifies what thinking ‘outside the box’ is. When politicos in Washington believe that the government can create wealth by spreading it around, they’re not creating anything, and spreading misery. Government doesn’t create wealth, it consumes it. Dr. Khavari explains how free-market capitalism and political leadership, …

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Mexico’s Energy Reform, Introduce Private Enterprise

The United States isn’t the only country in the hemisphere suffering from an incoherent energy policy. An effective energy policy is one that gets energy instead of one that won’t use all energy resources available. Mexico’s problem . . . Mexico is the world’s 10th-biggest producer of crude oil, according to OPEC data, yet output …

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Pipeline Safety? Not So Much

While the exploding oil train in Canada where 47 people died is still fresh in your memory, you may be surprised to learn that there were plans to make accidents like that preventable. The Obama administration has delayed by nearly a year a plan to boost safety standards for the type of rail car involved.You …

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“Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago”

Two can play that game Mr. President. If you were Trayvon 35 years ago, it would have spared the country from . . . record unemployment a stagnant economy high energy prices high food prices union bailouts a move towards socialism Obamacare the dilution of “equal justice under the law” with your inclination toward “social …

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