Animal’s Daily Other-State Politics News

The Virginia Governor’s race doesn’t affect us much up here in the Great Land, but it’s been an interesting bit lately, what with Clinton creature McAuliffe’s increasingly-panicked flailing about.  Glenn Youngkin, his GOP opponent, recently had this to say.  Excerpt:

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin told Fox News that President Biden has a “failed presidency” and that the “sun is setting” on the political career of his Democratic opponent, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Fox News Washington correspondent Mark Meredith asked Youngkin if he was worried that Biden will campaign with McAuliffe in the final stretch of the toss-up governor’s race.

“I’m not afraid, I’ll be honest,” Youngkin responded. “You know, down the stretch here, Virginians are so focused on what their governor is going to do for them when I’m governor and we’re going to get our taxes down and we’re going to get our job machine cranked back up, make our neighborhoods safe. And we are in fact going to make sure that our schools are teaching our children how to think and not what to think.”

The Republican noted that McAuliffe “has to try to bring in all these personalities.”

And boy howdy, look at the “personalities” he’s bringing in.  A demented old fool and a cackling harpy; a third-rate intellect whose only accomplishment of note was being the first black-ish President.  The only “personality” missing is Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, the Dowager-Empress of Chappaqua, and that’s a bit odd since McAuliffe is a Clinton creature.

Mind you Virginia is still a blue state and, tight as the polls are, Youngkin is still the underdog.  But America loves an underdog, and if the frankly superior candidate Youngkin can bring in voters above and beyond the margin of fraud, he might just pull this out.

He’s taking the smart play, too.  Youngkin is making this about education, in a state in which a girl was just raped in a girl’s bathroom by a boy claiming to be a girl, and where that school district hushed the event up.  The transgender youth was then sent to another school where they repeated the shameful performance.  Parents, understandably, were outraged, and the Loudon county school board called them “terrorists” when they voiced those objections – you know, the act of petitioning the government for a redress of grievances, which I believe is named as a protected right in some governing document somewhere.

Less than a week now and we’ll know the answer.

This year also marks the first time Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. will cast ballots here in Alaska, for which we have to show up at a polling place and show our IDs – as it should be.  Nothing but some Borough business on the ballet this off-year, but we’ll be there and do our part – as we will next year, when we’ll contribute our effort towards sending Lisa Murkowski packing.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

This just in, on how rural residents hate solar power farms.  Excerpt:

Before the end of the year, a colossal, 1,800-acre solar farm will begin delivering its full stream of power from farm fields west of Flint, Michigan. It’s the largest solar installation in the state, by far, and a key driver toward Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal to decarbonize the Midwestern state’s electrical grid, which is still dominated by coal.

The problem with the project: Many locals hate it.

I can see why.  They’re ugly.  A lot of people live in rural and semi-rural environments because they like the natural beauty of the surroundings, and don’t want them trashed up.  We have a fifteen-acre or so solar farm just north of us, in fact, and while we can’t see it from the house even now, with the leaves off the trees, I sometimes walk by it on my daily rambles.  And yeah, it’s ugly, but it’s also the primary source of electrical power for a few places down the road to the north that the electrical co-op has yet to run lines to, so I’m a bit more tolerant.

This is a good example of something that may serve locally, but won’t scale up to the grid level.  More on that Friday.  And, yeah, Alaska is a bit… different, than most places in the U.S., in lots of ways.  And so…

On To the Links!

The free-fall continues.

When you’ve lost CNN…

Peter King belabors the obvious.

“Let’s Go Brandon” and corporate censorship.

Speech isn’t a “threat” just because some asshole says so.

Yes, Portland is now a lawless city, and has been for some time.

It’s bad, and it’s going to get worse.

The Black Death is back?

Jetpack Joe, or “I AM CORNHOLIO!”

“Educate and Counsel?”  As in, in some kind of… camp?

Kill it!  Kill it with fire!

This will be a huge opportunity for graft no matter what else happens.

If these assholes would read the Constitution, they’d already know they can’t do what they are proposing.  But I’m sure they’ll invoke the FYTW rule.

This Week’s Idiots:

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a partisan hack, and an idiot.

The LA TimesJackie Calmes is an idiot.

It’s beyond me why anyone listens to this autistic little idiot.

Seriously, would this idiot just shut up and go away?

The Atlantic‘s Amanda Mull is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.  And again.  This asshole needs to read the Constitution.

Vox’s Umair Irfan is hysterical, and an idiot.

Vox‘s Terry Nguyen is likewise hysterical, and an idiot.  I’m starting to sense a pattern here.

MSNBC’s Dean Obeidallah is an idiot.  Sensing another pattern.

Touré is an idiot.  Seriously, this guy is a major horse’s ass.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Another artist that we lost too soon was Jim Croce, thanks to a dark night and a pilot who probably shouldn’t have really been flying.  While Jim was best known for pop-rock hits like Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and You Don’t Mess Around With Jim, I always liked some of his other stuff better.  His song Time in a Bottle was a favorite, but I think the best of his works is his 1973 tune I Got A Name, from the album of the same name.  Here, then, is that song.  Enjoy.

Animal’s Daily Climate Change News

Before we start:  Check out the latest in my Listening Post series over at Glibertarians!

Now then:  I’m becoming quite fond of Issues & InsightsHere’s a recent piece, The Wreck Of The Global Warming Narrative.  Read it all.  Excerpt:

Fox News plans to start a 24-hour weather channel, and according to the Guardian, probably the looniest newspaper in Great Britain, “climate crisis researchers worry about the channel’s reach to perpetuate misinformation and advance political goals.” The alarmists actually have more to worry about than that. Their narrative continues to crash into reality.

To start with, how do they explain that three new studies show warming from ​​2001 to 2019 “was driven by increases in absorbed solar radiation, not human emissions”? Sure, the eco-activists will do what they always do: obfuscate, dodge, change the subject, and call out the “science deniers.”

They will do the same when confronted with the news that the last six months were the coldest on record in Antarctica. Just one of those places in a warming world, they say, where it happens to be more frigid than usual. Apparently we’re supposed to forget all that business about the continent, along with the North Pole, being “the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for detection of global warming.”

“As Antarctica holds about 90% of all the ice on the planet, what happens in Antarctica will have major effects on the rest of the world,” Discovering Antarctica, a partnership of organizations that includes the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, said some years ago.

More recently we were told that “Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly.”

Maybe the record-breaking winter in Antarctica is simply an anomaly on the way to that “tipping point.” But Richard Lindzen, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has noted that across the world “temperatures at any given location” are “almost as likely to be cooling as warming.” So while one region is warming (or cooling), another somewhere is cooling (or warming). It’s useless to argue otherwise. Of course if Antarctica had just gone through its warmest winter on record, the news would be filled with stories of how it’s irrefutable evidence of impending doom.

The gist of the piece seems to be this:  The Earth’s climate is a huge, chaotic system.  Nobody, but nobody, can accurately predict weather (or climate) more than a few months ahead at best, and local weather forecasters routinely fail at predicting local weather more than a few days in advance.

So, “Put not thy trust in princes,” or in politicians, nor in guys in white lab coats pushing a political agenda, and especially not in autistic  Dutch teenagers.  They’re pushing an agenda, and it’s not one that will work out in your favor; meanwhile, regardless of what people do, the Earth will keep ticking along, following the old feedback loops and patterns it has followed for four and a half billion years now, regardless of what we tiny little humans do.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Pirate’s Cove, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

Here’s an interesting piece, primarily a letter from a truck driver detailing some of the problems with Left Coast ports.  Excerpt:

The seaports in California are the chief ones finding themselves crippled, and the supposed “driver shortages” (more on that later) are not a direct factor; California’s ridiculous restrictions on trucks are. As with so many other things in the Land of Fruits and Nuts, insanity has a big part in regulations there.

As an example, I am an owner-operator and just sold a 2005 model year truck that was not qualified to operate in California due to it not being current with their pollution equipment. Please understand, that did not mean that my truck polluted excessive amounts; it merely meant that it did not have the equipment the “experts” deemed necessary. This situation is not a rare one, as there are thousands of trucks across the nation that do quite well hauling goods in the 47 states plus Alaska in which they operate.

And:

Ports traditionally have had well-developed Unions whose strength are legendary. The ones in California are unfriendly to the point of refusing non-union trucks to enter the port; thus rendering an extremely high percentage (perhaps as high as 90%) unavailable to haul containers. There is no union for Owner-operators, so they are excluded entirely. The enormous trucking companies such as JB Hunt, Schneider, and FedEx are non-union companies also.

Loading onto railcars and shipping the containers to the Arizona state line to change them onto trucks would be a viable solution, but the clear and most sensible one would be for California politicians to remove their heads from the sand and relax the regulations.

There’s a lot more to this letter, of course, including quite a bit of technical correction of this article.  But the gist of it is plain; the problem with the major California ports, the problem that is causing a great deal of the supply chain issues we’re seeing right now, are due to idiots pulling the levers of governmental power in California.  There’s just no other conclusion that can be drawn.

Our trucker ally concludes:

There are thousands upon thousands of drivers being required to stay away from home in excess of 250 days per year on an income of less than $50,000. Road expenses for eating ($20@day) and showering ($12 ea) alone on trips lasting 2 weeks or longer whack that amount down several thousand dollars yearly, and after taxes there is hardly enough to support a family of 4. It should be of little surprise to anyone that there is a dearth of drivers salivating to step into that scenario and apply their nose to the grindstone.

No one has heard the media report on a shortage of trucks, nor shall they; only that of drivers. Consider the extent of their propaganda and also the agenda it follows.

Earlier in the article the correspondent notes that additional company drivers and owner-operators, now all but prohibited from picking up shipments at California ports, are needed to fill these gaps.  Also that there is apparently a pay disparity, although I have no way of verifying that I would take the word of a career owner-operator over that of an activist or politician.

But it seems like the immediate solution would be for California to pull their heads out of their asses, relax the regulations and let a legion of owner-operators move the damn cargo.

Rule Five Useless UN News

Issues & Insights has some great… insights on the imminent meeting of the frankly useless UN Climate Summit.  Excerpts, with my comments, follow:

Later this month, private- and public-sector “leaders” will meet in Glasgow, Scotland. Nearly all will fly to the conference, many in private jets. And what will they talk about? Saving the climate from greenhouse gas emissions, of course.

The United Nations Conference of Parties on ​​climate change, the 26th version of this long-running clown show, starts Oct. 31 and will run through Nov. 12. Media coverage will be both intense and obsequious; attendees, especially the ever-smug John Kerry, “special” climate envoy to the president, will speak in somber tones due to the seriousness at hand; warnings of impending doom will be issued; and absolutely nothing will be accomplished.

This is because there’s nothing to accomplish.

John “Lurch” Kerry, of course, being the biggest hypocrite on this issue since Al Gore, will almost certainly fly to this summit on his private jet, after departing from one of his several mansions.  Is he up to three yachts yet, or is it only two?  You know, the ones he keeps docked in Rhode Island to dodge the Massachusetts port taxes?

“An existential threat is one that threatens the very existence of mankind. Something that is simply a challenge or an inconvenience is not an existential threat,” explains University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass. “An existential threat must have the potential to undermine the very viability of human civilization.”

Mass believes “global warming is a serious problem” that will have “substantial impacts,” but he says “in no way does it seriously threaten our species or human civilization.”

“With reasonable mitigation and adaptation, mankind will continue to move forward – reducing poverty, living healthier lives, and stabilizing our population.”

For those who haven’t noticed, humanity has been enormously successful at adapting to, and in many cases, overcoming an environment that is hostile to its existence.

Humans are the most adaptable species to ever walk the planet.  While remaining, biologically, a relatively hairless African savannah ape, we have moved into every climate on the planet, from the Arctic Ocean to Tierra Del Fuego.  We’ve conquered mountain ranges and oceans; I think we can handle a change in the weather.  And besides, who the hell are we to determine what the Earth’s “correct” temperature is?  This planet is about 4.55 billion years old, and through most of that time it’s been a lot warmer than it is now.

But here’s the real onion:

It will also be a gathering of hypocrites. Attendees of the 2008 climate meeting in Copenhagen needed 140 private jets and 1,200 limousines to get the “job” done. Travel to and from the 2015 climate talks in Paris emitted about 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Nearly 1,500 private jets were flown to Davos, Switzerland, in 2019 for the World Economic Forum, where climate was one of the chief topics.

That’s a lot of fossil fuel burned in the name of cutting fossil fuel emissions.

Ay, there’s the rub.  It’s not the science that’s astounding; it’s the hypocrisy.  This is a gathering of unrepentant elites, dreaming up policy positions that they smugly assume will never be applied to their own lifestyles.  Like the old Soviet Politburo, they reckon that the rules will apply to the masses, but not to them, and were they to have their way, that’s exactly what would happen – and any kulaks and wreckers better watch out, because it’s a damned short step from “good intentions” to “do what you’re told or else.”

Oh, and this just in:  They are using Diesel generators to charge the fleet of Teslas that are being used to shuttle people around the conference.  I swear, you just can’t make this shit up.

I’ve long been in favor of extricating the U.S. from the UN.  This useless, hypocritical climate summit is just one more damn good reason to do so.

Animal’s Daily Sidewalk Bums News

We’ve seen too many stories of how some of our major cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco chief among them, have become piss-soaked hellholes littered with discarded needles and human feces.  What can be done about this?  Well, The American Mind‘s Peachy Keenan has some thoughts on that.  Excerpt:

The cities and states in Blue America have been using homelessness as an excuse to drain America of its wealth for too long. It’s time for the private sector to step in.

The Plan

Step 1: Offer a stipend of, let’s say, $10,000 to any sidewalk encampment resident who doesn’t chase you away with a machete. To receive their stipend, they need to get on the air-conditioned bus waiting at the curb. 

Step 2: The bus full of volunteers takes them to a beautiful, remote facility with lots of open space, maybe in the healing air of the desert. Far from drug dealers and the “social service” agencies who enable chronic wretchedness. They will enjoy plentiful food, free comprehensive health care, and new clothes. 

Step 3: They are triaged into drug treatment, mental health treatment, and basic life skills coaching. Many will need all three. 

Step 4: At the end of their stay, they can graduate. Graduation requires that they have been sober for six months, have a job, and a place to live that is not in the wretched urban hellhole from whence they came. The first few graduation classes will be offered good jobs and transitional housing on site. 

Step 5: Once they have maintained sobriety and general health in the outside world for a specified amount of time, the stipend is released to them in the form of a money market fund.

Step 7: Those who are unable or unwilling to graduate can stay on indefinitely. The mentally ill will be able to stay in mandated psychiatric hospice where they can receive excellent medical care and be reunited with family. 

Step 8: Once other people with drug addictions nationwide hear about the success of this program, it can be offered in idyllic natural settings across the country. 

While this would certainly be better – vastly better – than the endless flow of cash California seems to be dumping into the problem, it would be denounced as “heartless” by California’s political Left, who are profiting from this crisis:

Solving homelessness “requires us to center solutions in racial equity so that we can dismantle the legacy of racism that still shapes our region’s vast inequalities of income, wealth, and opportunity,” says Jacqueline Waggoner, who chairs the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s “Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness.”

If homelessness is caused by racism, what’s with all the sunburned white beggars at every freeway exit in California?

I wasn’t able to find Waggoner’s salary, but Heidi Marston, Executive Director of LAHSA, earned $260,000 in 2019. The mob has to pay its accountants well to keep the schemes going, after all. Marston was also on the Biden-Harris transition team. She must be a good person because she has a sign hanging in her office that says, “You Are On Tongva Land.” (The Tongva are the closest Los Angeles has to indigenous people).

I’m sure Marston reminded the veterans overdosing on fentanyl on Hollywood Boulevard that their tents are on stolen Tongva land.

So, the problem is aggravated by a combination of graft and virtue signaling.  That’s a deadly combination, and note how the incentives run for California pols – all towards sustaining, not resolving, the problem.

Meanwhile normal Californians see their neighborhoods infested, their children unsafe, their streets blocked with tents and strewn with garbage and passed-out drug addicts.

And I admit to having damn little sympathy for these Californians.  To them I can only say, “you voted for it.  Now live with it.”

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

This has been a funny year, outdoors-wise.  I didn’t fish or hunt in Alaska at all this year, and you might find that odd, since the fishing and hunting were one of our main draws to move here.  But since there is a one-year residency requirement before you can buy a resident license, and because I didn’t want to pay non-resident fees, I let it go for now.

Fall in Grand County.

A week from today, though, I will be heading back to Colorado to attend the general rifle elk season with loyal sidekick Rat.  I won’t be hunting, just tagging along with a sidearm, but as much as Colorado has gone loony the last few years, Grand and Routt Counties are still for the most part reasonably sane.  Plus it’s gorgeous country, and maybe Rat will fill an elk tag, after which event I’ll try to talk him out of some tenderloin and a few steaks.

We take our outdoor adventuring where we find it, you know?  Now then…

On To the Links!

President Biden(‘s handlers) to oil companies:  “Please lower your prices, and just forget that I screwed you over earlier this year.”  Oil companies correct response would be “Go fuck yourself.”  We’ll see what happens.

10 Ways the Chinese Government Lied, Misled, and Messed Up Early on in the Pandemic.  No shit.

What economic recovery?

Why China Is Alienating the World.  Well, they’re commies.  It’s what they do.

Here’s an interesting bit on why some of our early ancestors left Africa.

The Incredible Shrinking Dollar.

Entrepreneurship may bring down beef prices.

A slow-motion train wreck.

The Biden(‘s handlers) continues to appoint incompetents.  Yeah, this will end well.

Heels-Up Harris may have violated IRS rules on tax-exemption for churches while campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia.  Let’s be honest; nothing will come of this.  She has the ultimate political “Get Out of Jail Free Card” – a “D” after her name.

You know, this might just work.

Robert Stacy McCain has an interesting piece on how social media makes people stupid.  Granted plenty of people are already stupid.

This Week’s Idiots:

Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex isn’t just an idiot, she’s an idiot with a toxic narcissism disorder.

Maxine Waters (Moron – CA) remains the stupidest member of Congress.  And she’s up against some pretty stiff competition.

The daffy old Bolshevik from Vermont is still an idiot.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Asshole – RI) is an idiot.

Representative Adam Schiff (Bug-eyed Loser – CA) is an idiot.

CNN’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat is an idiot.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a cheap hack, and an idiot.

Vox‘s Tim Ryan Williams is an idiot.

The Hill’s Antjuan Seawright is an idiot.

OK, that’s all I can take for this week.  I actually do read these, you know.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Back in the Eighties and Nineties I was listening to a lot of George Thorogood and his band, The Delaware Destroyers.  I saw him in concert in a small venue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about 1987 or so, and he put on a hell of a show.

His signature piece from that era, of course, was the 1982 tune Bad To The Bone.  In the official music video for that song, George plays pool against one of his musical influences, Bo Diddley (George covered a lot of Bo Diddley songs in his various albums) with real-life pool champ Willie Mosconi looking on.  It’s a fun song, with a lot of Thorogood’s typical rollicking, slam-bang guitar work.  Also, the cigar-ash-tap bit at the end of the last match – priceless.  Don’t forget to check the faces of the female spectators in the concert clips.  Here is that song and that video – enjoy.

Animal’s Daily Defund The Feds News

Before we start, I have the first installment of a new series up over at Glibertarians.  Go read!

Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter has an interesting take on what to do with the FBI – namely, get rid of it.  Excerpt:

Time to defund the feds.

This agency is beyond redemption, so we need to end the Federal Bureau of Investigation for good. We must defund the federal police – a federal police force we probably shouldn’t have in the first place.

Now, we as individuals can do our part by aggressively exercising our rights under the increasingly-optional Constitution to refuse to speak to the FBI without our attorneys present. They hate that. Also, as we have learned, they hate to record interviews, which is super-convenient because, again as we have seen, their post ex facto written reports can be massaged into the finding(s) they want. There was a time when normal Americans were proud to give their assistance to the world’s preeminent law enforcement agency. But that was before the FBI chose to become an armed arm of a particular political faction. Choices have consequences. All that goodwill? Flushed. Now, you are frankly nuts to trust the FBI. We know, because we saw what happened to Mike Flynn when he trusted the FBI.

Read the entire article, of course.  Here’s the main thing, though, as I see it:  Where is the constitutional authorization for the FBI?  The agency is a pretty new organization, as Imperial satrapies go, having been founded as an independent service in 1935.  But there doesn’t appear to be a plain constitutional authorization for an Imperial law enforcement arm – in this, even the U.S. Marshal’s service is on dubious ground, despite having been founded during the Presidency of George Washington.  In this case, the 10th Amendment would preclude any such agency existing.

I doubt any such defunding will happen, no matter who controls Congress.  And in any case, you can add the FBI to a long, long list of Imperial agencies and bureaus that have no business existing – Education, Environment, and Energy, just to look at the “E” page in the Imperial dictionary.  But the beast only grows; it never shrinks.  Government growth is a ratchet, not a dial.

The best we can hope for is this:  The next President decapitates the organization.  Fire everyone with the word “Director” anywhere in their title, and maybe down a few more levels after that.  Start anew.  Maybe a nice dose of pour encourager les autres will help straighten things out.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove, The Other McCain, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

You’ve probably noticed gas prices creeping up – along with lots of other prices.  In fact, gas prices nationwide are at a seven-year high.  Here in the Great Land, gas has gone up over a dollar a gallon from this time last year, from roughly $2.50 to $3.65, more or less, here in the Valley.  Here’s a good piece on why that’s happening.  Excerpt:

Under former President Donald Trump, the United States achieved effective energy independence. It became a net exporter of petroleum products and, for a brief moment in time, crude oil.

In terms of geopolitics, the U.S. easily achieved what had been referred to as North American energy independence.

This meant U.S. policy was no longer subject to the vagaries of Middle Eastern politics — a big factor in Trump’s achievement of reconciling Israel with key Arab neighbors. It also meant that Russia, another world-leading fossil fuel producer, had been limited in its use of hydraulic despotism in the service of its malign agenda.

Over a 10-year period, the shale revolution also created a vibrant and prosperous industry in the U.S. reviving rural areas and bringing top-paying jobs to those involved. Two consecutive presidents had the good sense to stay mostly out of its way.

In fact, former President Barack Obama has tried to take credit for the invention of fracking and horizontal drilling , or perhaps even for putting all that oil under the ground in the first place.

Now, President Joe Biden is trying to throw away the independence, prosperity, and carbon emissions reductions that fracking has conferred upon the nation. All this just to appease environmental extremists whose support he needs and who think it is possible to wish away humanity’s need for abundant energy.

The price of this idiocy is being reflected at the pump every time you fill up. You may have noticed the price of gasoline is up almost 50% from where it was a year ago. It is now at its highest point in seven years.

Biden, whose first acts in office included a ban on domestic oil exploration on federal land and the cancellation of a needed oil pipeline, has responded to this situation not by encouraging more domestic production. Instead, he repeatedly approaches OPEC, hat in hand, begging the cartel and even the Russians to produce more oil for him. To see him beg foreign enemies to save his political standing is genuinely pathetic and degrading.

There is a lot about the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration that is pathetic and degrading, but rising fuel prices are one of the worst.  This de facto tax hits hardest on the people least able to afford it, and affects a lot more than just gasoline.  With winter coming, people will be increasingly relying on natural gas and fuel oil to heat their homes, and that’s now going to cost more, because of the stupidity of President Biden(‘s handlers).  We recently had our fuel oil tank refilled, and noted that the price of heating oil was up.  The guy who drives the oil delivery truck opined it will be going up more.  And our fuel is generally local, more or less, coming out of the refinery down in Nikiski.

Fortunately we have plenty of firewood.

While we’re struggling with inflation, virtually everything Americans do is now more expensive purely because of this administration’s moronic energy policies.  Not just driving, not just heating our homes – everything we buy, everything we depend on, is moved from point of origin to point of sale using gasoline and Diesel fuel.  All of those costs are passed on to the consumer – us.

I sure hope people remember this in 2022 and 2024.  But then, no one ever went broke betting on the stupidity of the American electorate.

Deep thoughts, news of the day, totty and the Manly Arts.