Just at the time when OPEC is cutting back on oil production … a move that is expected to cause gas and oil prices in The United States to skyrocket through the roof again …it is being reported that the Biden administration is looking at an almost total block on new offshore drilling leases which in the opinion of experts would be a serious hazard to American energy security.
This apparently comes about as many environmentalists increase their pressure on the Department of the Interior to transition away from fossil fuels and to go on a totally “Green” energy rampage.
So it appears that it is not only OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Arab Republics that are hostile to America’s best interests in the energy sector, but the very American administration themselves.
Who can figure?
Now while I am hearing all this blather, I am also hearing others talking about the need to bolster America’s abilities to continue to provide more oil and natural gas supplies to the world market.
Why in the Hell would there be people worried about America’s ability to provide oil and natural gas to the world market when the American energy consumer, already strapped by killer inflation, is struggling to keep up with rising gasoline and other energy prices here at home?
Is Biden going to stop offshore drilling?
Joe Biden’s administration on Friday unveiled a five-year offshore oil and gas drilling development plan that blocks all new drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans within US territorial waters while allowing some lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s south coast.Jul 2, 2022
I thought the government was supposed to be protecting us.
Here is a quote …..”Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s drastic cut in oil production, despite President Biden’s overtures to both countries in recent months, is a hostile act against the United States and a clear signal that they have chosen to side with Russia in its war against Ukraine,” the House Democrats said in a joint statement Wednesday….” (End of Quote.)
I think it is high time we stop pussyfooting around with these people and get back to our own energy independence where we were not that long ago … I remember when we did become energy independent and were even shipping our oil off to foreign countries. We need to get back there and to thumb our noses at those who would hold us hostage with their fucking oil.
In fact, I think that since their OPEC move against the United States demonstrates their favor of Russian interests over those of the United States, America should also start aggressively sanctioning their asses too.
Just kidding, folks .. that was the name of an old movie. (“Good Morning Vietnam.”) I think it had Robbin Williams in it.
I think if I had a name like “Knum Nutts Narcolepse” I wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning. Sounds too Italian to me. But I have nothing against Italians. Some of them are hotter than pancakes. In fact, some of my best friends are Italians … and Black People, right?
“Knum Nutts Narcolepse” — That name is about as strange as “Who Goosed The Moose,” the author of the now infamous novel, “Antlers In The Tree Tops.”
But I can’t forget to mention Seymour Butts who penned the other provocative novel back in 1973, “Under The Bleachers.”
I don’t smell any burning flesh yet and my neighborhood seems relatively intact this morning so I am guessing that old Poon Tang (Putania) (That Russian clown) hasn’t sent a strategic missile over here yet.
Damn, I am in rare form this morning … overweight but rare. (Medium rare.)
I was going to blog about pussy this morning but she is out in the garage eating her new cat food so I will leave her alone for the time being.
I have some shocking news to share with my readers this morning … I am not gay. Can you stand it? Is that outrageous and tasteless or what?
When is the last time any of you had spam and eggs for breakfast? How many of you remember what “Spam” actually is? It was a compressed mixture of ham and pork in a can that was invented in 1943 as a convenience food for the soldiers fighting in World War II. It was originally 25 cents a can and now it is like Two dollars and something a can. Still good though. I have three cans of it in the cupboard ready and waiting to be devoured.
I see the OPEC clowns are going to cut back on their oil production again by Two Million barrels a day and that is going to kick our gas prices ass high again … like we need that shit right now with inflation running rampant and everything. I thought the United States was energy independent from the Saudis sometime before some of them destroyed the World Trade Center. Whatever happened to that energy independence we were supposed to have? I mean at one time we were even exporting oil to other countries. WTF? Can someone explain this to me?
Always looking to improve the appearance and readability of “Liming’s Links” for my readers, I have once again changed the main typeface because I feel that the typeface that I have chosen is one of the easiest to read and easiest on the eyes of any I have seen in a long, long time.
So now, my “Font Stack” looks like this: font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif;
I tried to reblog this wonderful post from Libertas and Latte but for some reason, the reblog did not happen even though it was indicated as having happened. So I am doing it this way —Anyway, the reason I asked for permission to reblog this is because it rings so true that I thought it ought to be read by as wide an audience as possible …
Signed: John, author of Liming’s Links.
Yes, Dana Loesch isn’t the GOP…..but we can all tell her theme runs through the party:
So, does this change anything? Do you want my opinion? You’re listening. Not a damn thing. How many times have I said four very important words. These four words: winning is a virtue. What I’m about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle.
And, please keep in mind that I am concerned about one thing, and one thing only at this point. So, I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the Senate.
While I agree with Dana on most things 2nd Amendment related (which is her lane)……it’s almost refreshing to see others channel the Trump “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” line.
Values don’t matter, so it would actually lend them credibility to just be honest. They want political power. Doesn’t matter if their candidates are whoremongers, abortionists, thieves, adulterers, and assorted hypocrites……especially if dear leader has anointed them as candidates.
Cool. Probably not a good strategy though, as pooling may indicate for the mid-terms.
Being a member of the local election team for your state, county or jurisdiction is a patriotic thing to do but it is getting to be a dangerous thing to do because there are a lot of crazy-assed people out there who are so paranoid about the integrity of our elections, they might become violent toward election workers. I believe this is especially true about the radical Right Wing Conservatives claiming themselves to be Republicans when they are nothing more or less than low-life revolutionary bottom feeders. You know the kind. They have been all over the news in recent months.
Some of this human offal is running around screaming that we need to do something to protect the honesty of our elections. When they say things like that I believe they are really saying, “We need to do something to make sure that our side wins all the elections.” I think they believe that the only “Honest” election the right-wing scumbags win is the only “Honest” election. I believe that old Trump has proven beyond a shadow of doubt that if a Right Wing Conservative radical loses an election, then they are going to scream to the high heavens that the election was rigged. They are sore losers …. but one thing is for sure … they are all definitely “Losers” in my opinion.
Like I have said many times before, I will say again … “From my experiences with some of the Right Wing Radicals who are claiming to be Republican or Conservative, I am convinced that many, if not most, of them, cannot find their own asses in a mirror and that the greater majority of them have the intellect of neanderthal knuckle draggers.
So my idea is that if you can qualify to work on elections at the “Where The Rubber Meets The Road” level … at the polls … then I believe you should consider it because honesty and dedication in this area can go a long way in keeping the sleazy operators on the radical conservative right from actually stealing our elections to promote their own agendas which, in my view, are becoming less democratic and more authoritarian in nature with each minute that passes.
Old man Ghoul was a farmer and he was old and cranky and mean-spirited. He loved to get mad and beat his horses and his mule with harness straps and when his son, Ghoul Jr., expressed a desire to get off the farm and go to college, the old man delighted in beating him with the harness straps too.
In fact, Old Ghoul loved to beat on his wife too. He beat on her until she became totally crazy. The Ghoul family was so weird — old Ghoul and his wife would both buy their groceries separately and fix their own individual meals and share them with young Ghoul.
As late as the year, 1950, Old Ghoul would go to the local grocery store in a horse-drawn wagon … delaying traffic and making drivers of automobiles curse profanely and loudly.
His son, whom we shall call Reeshard, became totally bipolar from all the beatings and would go off without warning and become violently angry if you attempted to engage him in a conversation for much of a time.
I once made the mistake of stepping foot over a fence at his farm (Our property adjoined his farm) and was greeted with a rain of shotgun pellets as he pulled the trigger on me. I was unhurt because he was so far away when he shot at me.
Reeshard did have his calm moments, however. He delighted in singing in the choir at the local American Methodist Episcopal church every Sunday morning.
So the reports say that a Russian Nuclear weapons unit is headed by rail toward the Ukrainian/Russian battlefront. So Putin has been rattling his nuclear sabre for the past couple of weeks.
Does anybody remember when Poon Tang sent all those tanks to the Ukrainian border and claimed that it was all a big exercise just before the invasion?
Remember how the “Big Exercise” turned into the actual invasion?
So now that the Putanic Nukes are on the move, does everybody think that it is a ploy? Another exercise?
The big Poon-tangian nuke submarine is now supposedly somewhere in the Artic regions all fitted out with the giant doomsday nuclear torpedo that can generate a seismic wave higher than the Empire State Building in New York City.
Just another exercise?
When is the world going to stop creaming their jeans over every word that Putin speaks and actually get down to the business of making sure none of his threats come to pass?
When you read or hear Republican goals and ambitions do you feel more like, “They love me for who I am and only want what is best for me” … or do you feel more like, “Whenever I get near a Republican I am always on my guard because it feels to me like they will reach out and grope me in private places anytime now … without warning.?”
Do you ever think to yourself, “It is alright to associate with Republicans but I never want to get into a pool with them or to bend over with my back turned to them?”
I get the impression sometimes when I am talking with a Conservative who is smiling at me from ear to ear and whose hand is outstretched, wanting me to shake theirs, — when they do that … and they do it often … I feel they want me to reach out and touch something far more sensitive than a hand. It is just a dark vibe I get when I am in the company of Republicans these days.
I think I know where some of those dark feelings I get in the presence of Republicans .. especially Trump Republicans …come from:
Just imagine if you were one of them having to spend entire days every day knowing that your leaders are thieves and liars and often perverts too …but you play along with them because you truly believe they are going to form a government that will take care of you and serve your best interests and protects you from all those child-molesting satan worshippers in the deep state while giving you a new God to worship … a brash, lying, pu**y grabber with a bad case of narcissism — who can fix everything and who has all the answers to everything and who must believe that he or she, as the case may be, represents the second coming of The Lord, Jesus Christ.
If that kind of ignorance doesn’t make you want to puke your guts out every time you are unfortunate enough to encounter a right-wing radical in today’s dangerous and divisive political atmosphere, then you are a lot stronger individual than I am.