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Great News, Republicans! Hillary Clinton Is Back!

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Great news, Republicans!  Hillary Clinton, the Most Corrupt Woman in America, still refuses to go quietly into that good night.  Over the weekend, she was letting it be known to any idiot who still listens to her – which includes the majority of the voter base for the Democrat Party – that she plans to take a “major role” in killing…errrr, ummm…”helping” Democrat congressional candidates get slaughtered by….errrrr, ummmm….”defeat” Republicans and turn enough GOP districts to regain control of the House of Representatives.  (Boy, it was hard to type that with a straight face.)
  • Yes, friends, the very worst, least appealing presidential candidate in modern history, the woman who made Walter Mondale look like a campaigning stud by comparison, the candidate who had no message, no strategy and no ability to bring competent leadership into her own presidential campaign, has decided that she is just the gal to bring her tiny minority, regional political party back to majority status in Washington.  (Hey, maybe she’ll find time to go to Wisconsin this time!)  All I want to know is, how can I help to ensure that this utterly corrupt, clueless wretch of a human being takes the lead role in planning her failed party’s comeback?  It would be my honor.
  • Hey, as great as it is to have Hillary Clinton back in the news, it’s even better these days when the name James Comey rears its ugly head in news stories, which it did over the weekend.  The Hill reports that more than half of Mr. Comey’s famous leaked “private” memos about his encounters with President Trump contain – wait for it….wait for it…. – CLASSIFIED INFORMATION!  Remember when Mr. Comey called Hillary Clinton “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information?  Yeah…good times…good times…
  • Speaking of Democrats, they and their agents in the fake news media continued to ramp up their growing War on Women over the weekend.  The party that has embraced Sharia Law, men in middle school girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms, and the unfettered character assassination of any woman who serves in the Trump Administration, turned its collective sights – wait, that’s a gun analogy, and we all know Democrats hate guns – turned its collective character assassination machine on First Daughter Ivanka Trump over the weekend.  Her sin?  She sat in for the President for about 20 minutes during a G20 meeting when Mr. Trump had to leave a bit early for one of his many bi-lateral meetings during the event.  Since the discussion at hand was about a topic she has taken the lead on within the Administration, the move was completely appropriate, and no different than what every other G20 nation does during such meetings.  Naturally, ABC News filed a breathless fake report claiming Ms. Trump had “broken protocol” – an outright lie – and pretty much every other fake news outlet followed suit.
  • The attacks on Ivanka by Democrats in and out of the fake media were so absurd that German Chancellor Angela Merkel – no fan of the Trumps – weighed in, assuring everyone that, as host of the meeting, it was her decision who would sit in for the various leaders in various meetings.  Why do Democrats and fake journalists hate women?  It’s a very legitimate question to ask these days.
  • If you want to see something absolutely hilarious and truly frightening all in one, go watch this video.  It’s from an “Impeach Trump March” held in Chicago on July 2 by Antifa and other groups who pretend to be “anti-fascist.”  Watch as these “anti-fascists”, who are really nothing more than budding Nazis, cheer repeatedly as the speaker gives a talk that is made up almost entirely of quotes from speeches by – wait for it….wait for it…. – ADOLPH HITLER!  The best part is that one of the rally’s organizers was so impressed with the speaker that, when he was finished, he tried to recruit him to become involved with his “anti-fascist” group.  No really, I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Seriously.

Just another day in clueless fascists America.

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Trump’s Warsaw Speech Shows Why The Radical Left’s Rage Won’t Get Better

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Quite often over the last eight months, I’ve been asked this question by friends and contacts disturbed by the increasingly radical and violent reaction by those on the American political left to the election and presidency of Donald Trump:  “When does this get better?  When does it calm down?”

My answer has been consistent:  “It doesn’t as long as Donald Trump is President.”

One great way to understand why it doesn’t, why the left – led by the ongoing tacit approval of every leader of the national Democrat Party – will only continue to become more radical and violent during the four or eight years of the Trump presidency, one need only read this passage from the President’s speech in Warsaw last week:

Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.

Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are.  If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.

But just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. And we do, indeed, want them to fail. They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched. Through all of that, you have to say everything is true. Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten. Americans will never forget.  The nations of Europe will never forget.

This passage encapsulates the core beliefs of the Trump Presidency:  that America is a great nation, that the culture that made it great will ultimately prevail, that borders and nationalities are important, that free people pursuing their dreams are what make America and other Western democracies great, that faceless bureaucrats piling burden atop burden on the people are an inhibitor to greatness, that forces who work to erase our values and change our culture are the greatest threat to our survival.  These are the core beliefs of a man and his supporters who truly love America, beliefs that are complete anathema to everyone who has succumbed to leftist doctrine.

The people who populate today’s radical left are by and large people under the age of 40 who bought into the neo-marxist, Alinskyite view of American history that has been taught on most college campuses since the early 1980s, and by craven Democrat politicians – like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Fake Indian Senator from Massachusetts – who seek to benefit politically by supporting their efforts.  In this view, America is the world’s Original Sin, the cause of all problems in the third world, an inherently racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic and every other kind of -phobic they can come up with society, and because of this, Americans do not deserve the prosperity and freedoms we have enjoyed.  Thus, that prosperity must be redistributed to the rest of the world via international scams like the Paris Climate Accords and major multi-lateral trade agreements, and those freedoms systematically diminished by the constant overlay of new, increasingly intrusive regulations from the federal government.

If you’re thinking, hey, that’s what we got from the Obama Administration, well, you’re catching on here.

It’s also what we would have gotten more and more and more from a Hillary Clinton presidency.  This, at its core, is why you have seen this never-ending outrage, this increasingly violent response from the American left, and it is why you will never see any Democrat national leader condemn the increasingly outrageous and violent acts against our society perpetrated by groups like Antifa.  We have to understand that such groups are largely created, organized and funded by George Soros and others who also fund the Democrat Party.   They are all interrelated, all funded and directed by the same people.

Prior to November 8, 2016, these people believed they had everything set up for the ultimate destruction of American culture and the socialization of American democracy.  Barack Obama had kept his 2008 promise to work to “fundamentally transform this nation,” and believed he had everything set in place for his designated successor, Hillary Clinton, to finish the job.  The bureaucracies were firmly in place and constantly growing; the justice department, state department, EPA and intelligence agencies had all been completely corrupted; the federal judiciary had been filled with radical judges who view the Constitution as a minor inconvenience, and the national news media was populated almost entirely by true believers who work hard every day to brainwash the public.  Even better, the borders were wide open, with potential future Democrat voter blocs pouring into the country every day.

It was all there.  Those on the radical left had come so close to their goal that they could taste it.  All that remained was to count the votes, anoint the new leftist strong woman, and complete the job.  Four years of Hillary might get it done; eight years certainly would.

But the vote did not go their way, and the winner was a man who symbolizes everything they hate:  success, wealth, love of country, support for the culture and way of life that made America a great nation to begin with.  It wasn’t just that a Republican had won, it was that the wrong kind of Republican had won:  a Republican who had no fear of them or their propaganda agents in the national news media; a Republican who promised to aggressively go about reversing every policy implemented during the last eight years, and has already made great progress in doing so; a Republican who promised to work to take America out of the international redistributionist scams entered into by Obama, and has already done so; a Republican who promised to replace the feckless Obama policy of “leading from behind” with the renewal of real American leadership in international relations, and has already done so.  They could have lived with another Republican president who feared the fake news media and whose policies were just slower versions of Democrat priorities; they can’t live with Donald Trump, just as they never really could live with Ronald Reagan.

Thus, this is not going to get better as long as Donald Trump remains the President of the United States.  The outrage won’t end – it will only grow stronger.  The invention of phony scandals will not end – they will just constantly shift and grow increasingly absurd.  The constant assassination dog-whistling in the fake news media will only grow more overt and intense.  The radical American left is no different than ISIS:  it cannot be appeased, it cannot be contained, it cannot be negotiated with.  It fundamentally cannot be reasoned with via truth and facts because it fundamentally rejects reason, truth and facts.  It must be defeated, again and again and again, by Americans of good will who want our nation to remain free.  Ultimately, it must be destroyed.

Make no mistake about it:  If the radical left in this country is not ultimately destroyed, it will ultimately destroy America as we know it.  This is the reality in which we live.  These are very, very perilous times.

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Fake News CNN In Full Meltdown Thanks To James O’Keefe

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

CNN found itself in full meltdown mode on Tuesday over its latest in a long line of fake news embarrassments, and a James O’Keefe “Project Veritas” video of one of its producers admitting the network fakes the news for ratings.  O’Keefe promises more videos are yet to come.

  • Despite the public pronouncements of CEO Jeff Zucker, all is not well at CNN, the fakest news outlet in the fake news universe.  Despite Mr. Zucker’s Monday claim that his network is “more trusted than ever”, the cable channel’s ratings are in full tank mode vs. its main competitors at Fox and MSNBC in ratings released on Monday.  CNN has just one daily program among the top 20 in that mix, and it comes in at #20.  It’s key to remember that those ratings reflect viewership for the week before CNN was forced to pull down and apologize for a fake story alleging collusion between a Trump advisor and Russia, and before Project Veritas released its video showing a senior producer at CNN admitting that the channel fakes the news in a quest for…wait for it…higher ratings!  Hey, Jeff, it isn’t working, dude.
  • Making matters worse for Zucker, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders went off on CNN in her daily press briefing, calling the network and other outlets who have been faking the news over the last year “a disgrace to journalism”, among other things.  When a gum-chomping reporter for Playboy Magazine interrupted her answer to a question, she called his behavior “outrageous”. Which it was.  You go, girl!
  • But it gets even worse for the beleaguered Mr. Zucker.  O’Keefe announced on Twitter yesterday that he has not just one, but several more, even more revealing videos of CNN employees caught in rare moments of honesty, and he plans to trickle them out into the public domain in coming days, perhaps starting today.  Quick, somebody get me some popcorn!!!!
  • So what does it all mean?  Well, the travails at CNN are just one of many indicators out there right now that the worm has begun to turn in the Trump Administration’s favor.  If you look at those TV ratings, you see Fox News, after two months running in second place to MSNBC as the public began to think there might actually be something real in the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy play invented by the Democrats and promoted by the fake news media, now back firmly in first place, where it had dominated for more than a decade.  You also have the late night TV ratings that were released on Tuesday in which Jimmy Fallon is suddenly besting the execrable, Trump-bashing Stephen Colbert, ending a two-month losing streak.  Then you have rank and file Democrats, in the wake of the humiliating loss by Pajama Boy in GA HD 6 last week, pounding on San Fran Nan, Chuck Schumer and the rest of their leadership to stop even talking about the Russia Collusion fantasy and start talking about real issues that people actually give a damn about.
  • All of these things and many more are indicators that the public has by and large realized that the Russia story is nothing but a huge hoax – as Ms. Sanders described it yesterday – and has grown so weary of hearing about it that they are starting to abandon support for any media outlet or Democrat who continues to focus on it.
  • Then you have Bob Mueller, who has done his former credibility enormous harm by going out and hiring a procession of Clinton-and-Obama-supporting lawyers to form up his team of “investigators”.  He has so tainted his own investigation at this point that even some Democrat members of congress and leftist talking heads have begun to express concern about it.  Unless he makes some additional hires that indicate he is at least trying to form up a balanced team, no one is going to take anything he finds seriously at the end of the day.
  • Finally, you have the fact that suddenly, it’s not just Trump and his people who find themselves the subject of congressional, FBI and Justice Department investigations. Over the last couple of weeks, the headlines have been sprinkled with announcements that investigators are now targeting Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane, Congressman John Conyers, even FBI interim Director Andrew McCabe, an Obama loyalist holdover.  You can expect the list of Democrats under investigation to grow substantially in coming weeks, especially as the investigations into Obama-era abuse of intelligence information get fully underway.
  • All of which places Zucker and CNN in even more of a bind, since they have so firmly established themselves as the propaganda arm of the national Democrat Party.  Would it surprise anyone if we soon discover that CNN, the network whose employee was caught passing debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance, was also coordinating talking points and coverage with elements of the Democrat Party?  If you’re honest, the answer to that question is a firm “no.”  And that one-word answer perfectly encapsulates why CNN finds itself in full meltdown mode today.
  • Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people.

Just another day in melting-down CNN America.

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GWU Grad Students Release Significant Report On Seth Rich Murder

The Profiling Project, an independent group of current and former Forensic Pathology graduate students at George Washington University, after months of investigating the 2016 murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, today released their report.  To say  the least, their findings are disturbing and, if our country any longer had a free and independent news media establishment, would create a media firestorm.

From the report, here is a summary of the group’s findings:

  1. Seth’s death does not appear to be a random homicide
  2. Seth’s death does not appear to be a robbery gone bad
  3. Seth death was more likely committed by a hired killer or serial murderer
  4. There may be additional video surveillance of the crime and crime scene
  5. The resolution of prosecuting the individual(s) responsible appears to behindered both actively and passively
  6. Seth’s killer(s) most likely remains free within the community

Mind you, these are not the findings of some some politically-biased, right-wing organization – they are the findings of a group of former and current forensic pathology students from a liberal American university.

We can expect these findings to be reported by Fox News and conservative leaning news outlets like the Washington Times and the Daily Caller.  We can hope that “mainstream” outlets like CNN, the major networks and the Washington Post might also give this report the light of day, but we should not hold our breath awaiting any such honest journalism from the uniformly leftist fake news media.

Obviously, nothing in this report proves that Mr. Rich was murdered by the DNC, the Clinton Campaign or anyone else for political considerations, nor does it prove the validity of allegations that he, not the Russians, was the source who gave DNC email records to WikiLeaks.  But the report does provide significant support that the “failed robbery” story put out by the DC Police is nothing more than an ongoing fairy tale, and shows that someone – like the Justice Department – should be investigating who, if anyone, is still pressuring the DC Police to cling to that baseless story line.

The members of the Profiling Project, and GWU, are to be commended for performing this major public service to the nation.

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Illinois is the Obamacare of U.S. States

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • If you like your lotto, you can keep your lotto!:  The company that runs the multi-state MegaMillions and Powerball lotteries announced that it was pulling out of the state of Illinois.  Why?  Because the state is teetering on the precipice of having to declare bankruptcy after a century of almost uninterrupted rule by a corrupt Democrat machine, and can no longer be relied upon to actually pay lotto winners.  Can it really be any coincidence at all that the home state of Barack Obama has now become the Obamacare of U.S. States, rapidly collapsing as service providers refuse to participate?  Nah, I don’t believe in coincidences.
  • All the Fake News Fit to Print:  The NYTimes published an op/ed written by a couple of liberals with no historical perspective titled “How We Became Bitter Political Enemies.”  The piece cites all sorts of polls, studies and obligatory quotes from other liberals in an utterly failed attempt to rationalize the leftwing violence against Trump supporters and GOP office holders that Democrats and the news media are egging on all over America.  The truth about the root cause of all of this is this:  In 1992, voters made the awful choice of electing the Clintons to occupy the White House.  The Clintons spent the next eight years governing on the principles of Hillary’s hero Saul Alinsky, which are based largely on demonizing their opposition instead of attempting to hold rational policy debates, and transformed the Democrat Party into an entity that believes that the ends justify the means.  So it should surprise no one that none of their liberal friends are willing or even capable of engaging in a logical debate on any issue.  And it should surprise no one that today’s Democrat officeholders not only steadfastly refuse to condemn the growing number of daily violent acts of their support base, they actively encourage it.  Because they believe those are the means that will accomplish their ends of regaining political power.  This really is very simple – I could’ve saved the fake NYTimes editors about 600 words of space in their worthless rag this morning, and their readers would have actually gotten the truth.
  • Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick was quoted as comparing the nation’s police to “modern day slave-catchers.”  Man, it sure is baffling that no NFL team wants to sign this guy.  Right?  I mean, isn’t it?  whew.
  • And serial killers are the true saints, and sharks are the true house cats.:  The fake editors at the Huffington Post published an opinion piece titled “Muslims are the True Feminists.”  That might come as a surprise to the families of the 19 Yazidi girls who were burned to death in metal cages by ISIS on June 10 for refusing to have sex with its soldiers.  Or to all the Saudi women who aren’t allowed to have driver’s licenses.  Or to the hundreds of Muslim girls in the U.S. who have been forcibly genitally mutilated on the edict of their faith in recent years.  But hey, maybe this is what feminism represents in America these days – who am I to say?

Just another day in lunatic fake news media America.

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President Trump Prepares To End The Biggest Climate Scam Of All

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • That whooshing sound you hear is the air coming out of the biggest single scam in human history.:  Climate frauds everywhere spent all day Wednesday in a panic over news reports that President Trump has decided to pull the U.S. out of Barack Obama’s Paris Climate Accord, which is nothing more than just another socialist wealth redistribution scheme.  CBS News was so focused on misinforming its brainwashed viewers that it had its fake reporters and fake anchor refer to the scheme as a “treaty” no fewer than six times in just under 2 minutes of air time.  It’s not a treaty – Barack Hussein Obama committed our 330 million citizens to forking over about $3 trillion between now and 2030 purely via executive fiat.  Why?  Because he knew the U.S. Senate would never approve it.
  • My favorite Democrat/fake media talking point of the day was this:  “There 195 countries who have signed onto the Paris Climate Accords!!!!”  Well, hell, of course they are – they’re like pigs lined up at a trough that they expect to soon be filled with U.S. money.
  • Second favorite Democrat/fake media talking point of the day:  “If Trump pulls out of Paris, that means we are leaving China and India in charge of cleaning up the environment!!!!!”  This unfortunate point came on the same day that India announced its plan to build no fewer than 175 new coal-fired power plants in the next few years, adding to the the reality that China has been opening about one new coal-fired plant each week for the last decade.  That’s what liberals refer to as climate “leadership”.
  • Here’s reality about Paris:  The UN itself admits that, if every country held to its commitments under the Accord (thus far, only the U.S. has been doing so), it would have the impact of lowering global temperatures – according to notoriously inaccurate climate computer models – just 2/10ths of 1 degree over the next 85 years.  In other words, no real measurable impact at all.  The UN says exactly this in its own reports.  Paris is just another Obama-era Climate fraud, one of thousands, and it is well past time for President Trump to keep his campaign promise and remove the U.S. from this farce.
  • Speaking of our former Climate Fraud-in-Chief, he and his wife Michelle announced that they have managed somehow to parlay his eight years of making $400,000 per year into being able to purchase a home in Washington DC for ….wait for it…$8.2 million.  That’s some fabulous investing going on right there.
  • He must have been reading my stuff.:  Liberal heads really exploded in earnest on Wednesday when former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told an audience that he thinks Donald Trump has “about a 55 percent chance of being re-elected in 2020.”  I think his percentage is way low, but am glad he agrees with me.
  • Fakenews outlet Yahoo News reports that there is a new wave going on of mountain climbers issuing fake claims of having scaled Mount Everest.  Upon reading that story, every fake reporter, fake anchor and fake editor working at every major news outlet in to the United States began making plans to travel to Tibet and get in on the scam.
  • This is what the Democrats refer to as their Youth Movement.:  Don’t look now, but crazy ol’ Joe Biden has formed a PAC and is making plans to run for President in 2020, when he will be 78 years old, where he will likely face off against The Most Corrupt Woman In America, who will be 74, and Bernie Sanders, who will be pushing 80.  California Governor Jerry Brown, who would also be pushing 80 in 2020, is also making preliminary plans to run.  After they lose to Trump, maybe they can all move in together in a nice assisted living community near Coral Gables.

Just another day in dying Climate Fraud America.

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Fareed Zakaria’s Moment Of Accidental Self-Awareness

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Huh.  Guess he actually looked in a mirror.:  Fareed Zakaria, one of the fake news media’s best examples of an utterly intolerant, closed-minded, anti-free speech liberal, actually said the following on CNN yesterday:  “Liberals think they are tolerant but often they aren’t…Freedom of speech and thought is not just for warm fuzzy ideas that we find comfortable, it’s for ideas that we find offensive,” Zakaria said. He added that while there was a strain of anti-intellectualism on the right, “there is also an anti-intellectualism on the left. An attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we are so morally superior; we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree.”  We should expect Mr. Zakaria to be fired by his utterly intolerant, closed-minded, anti-free speech #fakenews superiors at CNN any day now.
  • That brimstone aroma you are smelling is emanating from Chappaqua…:  Axios reports that friends of the Most Corrupt Woman in America say their heroine “seething with rage & haunted by losing to someone she considers a soulless manipulator.”  So, just a normal day in the Clinton marriage, then.
  • This is how you know President Trump’s meeting with the G7 leaders was a rousing success.:  The fake reporters at the Washington Post are reporting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is highly distressed about her interactions with President Trump over the past weekend, and is now telling her peers in other European nations that “Europe must now fend for ourselves.”  The fake news media and the useful idiots who infest the #NeverTrump world are tearing their hair out over this because they still don’t understand why Trump was elected President in the first place.
  • So, it was just like when he meets with the House Republican caucus?:  When House Speaker Paul Ryan visited a DC middle school last Friday, more than half of the 8th graders there – encouraged by their idiot parents – refused to pose for a group photo with him.  But then, it’s hard to imagine why he would have expected any other outcome, given that 97% of DC voters are Democrats.
  • Because they’re just as easy to murder as anyone else.:  Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Murder City, er, Chicago, told CNN fake news host Dana Bash that illegal immigrants are welcome in his city, and that “they are part of the Chicago family.”  He failed to warn those “family members” that members of Chicago’s “family” are gunned down on streets by other “family members” at an increasingly alarming rate, thanks largely to his own failure of leadership.
  • What is it with Democrats and pedophilia?:  An assistant to communist New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Jacob Schwartz, was arrested Saturday on charges of trafficking in kiddie porn, involving victims as young as six months of age.  Mr. Schwartz was recently described as a “rising star” in the Democrat Party by CNN, where he has appeared on panel discussions in the past.  We can bet the fake news media will do everything in its power to completely ignore this story.
  • Something is about to hit the fan.:  Meanwhile, multiple news outlets – some fake, like CBS, but also some real, like One America News – are reporting that investigators have identified three White House staffers as being the sources for many of the leaks we have seen in the press in recent weeks.  Supposedly, those three staffers will be arrested and publicly identified later this week.  If these reports are accurate – which of course is a real crap shoot these days – then sh*t is about to get real.

Just another day in sh*t hitting the fan America.

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Indonesian Monkey Mafia Emulates Clinton Foundation

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • The Monkeys learned this by observing how the Clinton Foundation works.:  New Scientist reports that a “monkey mafia” that has been stealing stuff from tourists in Indonesia has now learned to sell the stolen stuff back to the same tourists for ransom.  Which of course is a lesson Bill and Hillary Clinton learned early in life, and have now passed onto Chelsea.
  • Body-slamming his way to congress.:  Despite breathless predictions of a “neck and neck” race by fake pundits all over the fake news media leading into election day, Republican Greg Gianforte, who apparently has a promising future in professional wrestling, easily defeated his Democrat opponent, nudist colony entertainer Rob Quist, in Thursday’s election to fill Montana’s vacant congressional seat.  No word yet on how the fake reporters in the fake news media will spin this into a moral victory for the tiny, dying Democrat Party.
  • From our Historic Presidential Quotes file:
    • John F. Kennedy, 1961:  “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
    • Bill Clinton, 1998:  “I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
    • Barack Obama, 2009:  “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”
    • Ronald Reagan, 1988:  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
    • Donald Trump, 2017:  “NATO members, pay your damn bills.”  Ok, that’s not exactly what President Trump told the gathering of pompous NATO members on Thursday, but it’s what they heard.  That’s good enough.
  • He never really did have much of a sense of self-awareness or irony.:  Speaking of Barack Hussein Obama, he pontificated in Germany yesterday that “In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves.  We can’t hide behind a wall.”  Photos from the event show that he gave his talk from behind a ten-foot security wall.
  • And then there’s Katy Perry…:  Tone-deaf pop star Katy Perry created a minor wave on Wednesday when she told an interviewer that the way to solve the whole Islamic terrorism problem is “Just love…no borders, no walls.”  For the record, Ms. Perry’s multi-million dollar home is surrounded by a 12 foot security wall.
  • Wait.  You want me to substantiate my reports with documentation?  But that’s real work.:  Real journalists John Solomon and Sara Carter have a report out at Circa News detailing how James Comey’s FBI illegally shared unmasked intelligence information with outside third parties hundreds of times during the Barack Obama Administration.  Their report is based on hard data and actual documents.  Because it was based on real information, the story was missed by the NY Times and WaPo, whose fake journalists prefer to base their stories entirely on claims by unidentified “sources”, most of which are later proved to be completely false.  We can also be absolutely certain that this information will be completely ignored by Special Counsel and long-time Comey crony Robert Mueller.
  • They make their projections using the “broken clock” method.:  The fake climate “scientists” at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted on Thursday that this year’s hurricane season will produce an “above average” number of tropical storms.  This marks the 12th consecutive “above average” prediction from NOAA since 2005, which was the last time we actually experienced an “above average” number of such storms.   Climate alarmism at its finest.  NOAA is a part of the DC swamp that desperately need draining.

Just another day in Monkey Mafia America.

That is all.

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What A Difference An Election Makes – World Oil Magazine

APRIL 2017 ///Vol 238 No. 4


What a difference an election makes

The upstream oil and gas regulatory structure has been turned upside-down on the federal level, and what was once thought nearly impossible, in terms of certain projects, now seems far more likely.

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

A Clinton administration would have meant increasingly heavy-handed efforts to control every aspect of the oil and gas development process from Washington D.C.; more stringent emissions requirements; a rapidly-expanding bureaucracy at the EPA—especially in the area of water enforcement in the wake of the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations; rapidly rising regulatory costs; and more and more withdrawals of federal lands and waters from the realm of oil and gas leasing. Even to those of us who believed that Donald Trump had at least an even chance to win, the conventional wisdom dictated that the best advice was to prepare for a Clinton administration while hoping for a big surprise to take place on Nov. 8.

Lo and behold, the big surprise came about, and the whole world of federal regulation of the oil and gas industry has been turned on its head. Upon assuming office in 2009, and embarking immediately on his campaign to vastly increase the federal bureaucracy and regulatory reach, Barack Obama famously said, “Elections matter.” That statement was completely true then, and it remains true today.

Let’s take a look at some of the many ways that this election matters in the realm of regulatory policy toward the oil and gas industry.


Just four days after he assumed the office of the presidency, Donald Trump demonstrated conclusively that his proposed “America First Energy Plan” was more than just campaign rhetoric, as he signed executive orders designed to ensure the completion of two major oil pipelines—Keystone XL and Dakota Access—that had been held up for purely political considerations by former President Obama.

Keystone XL. The President’s order on Keystone XL invited the operator, TransCanada, to re-apply for its cross-border permit, and directed the U.S. State Department to “take all actions necessary and appropriate to facilitate its expeditious review.” The order further gave the State Department 60 days, from receipt of TransCanada’s new application, to issue a final decision.

That’s all very positive, and after suffering through six years of delays lacking much, if any, merit from the Obama administration, it no doubt seemed like a breath of fresh air to the company’s executives. Indeed, the company confirmed, later that same day, that it had already begun preparing its new permit application. That application was submitted several days later, and the State Department approved it in late March.

While some conflict groups continue to mount court challenges to the pipeline, and various state-level approvals will still need to be obtained by Trans-Canada, there is no doubt that the November election completely changed the equation related to this important pipeline project.

Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The President’s order on DAPL (Fig. 1) was directed not to Energy Transfer Partners, the builder of the pipeline, but to the Army, ordering the Corps of Engineers to “take all actions necessary and appropriate,” to conduct this review and approve the pipeline “in an expedited manner… to the extent permitted by law and as warranted.” Within a few weeks, the Army responded affirmatively, withdrawing its requirement for conducting a full environmental impact study, which the Obama administration had forced in December for political reasons, and issuing the final easement necessary to allow the line’s final segment to move ahead to completion.

Fig. 1. The Dakota Access Pipeline is now a reality, after being held up for months on end. Photo:  Energy Transfer.

Fig. 1. The Dakota Access Pipeline is now a reality, after being held up for months on end. Photo: Energy Transfer.

That all had taken place by mid-February, and the completion of the final segment of the pipeline took less than a month, after having been held up for a half-year by the political machinations of the Obama administration in support of an often-violent and destructive protest action. Oil began flowing through the DAPL a week after a U.S. Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes on March 18.

All of which proves that, despite all information to the contrary, the federal government can move pretty rapidly when it is motivated to do so.


When I last wrote about this atrocious expansion of the EPA’s regulatory reach (Fig. 2) under the auspices of the Clean Water Act in 2016, it had suffered an adverse decision in a federal district court, which had issued a nationwide injunction, prohibiting the EPA from moving ahead with its enforcement. The rule was still awaiting a hearing before an appellate court when President Trump assumed office on Jan. 20.

Fig. 2. The WOTUS went too far in defining what would be covered by the Clean Water Act, as exemplified by this stream and wetlands rendering.  Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Fig. 2. The WOTUS went too far in defining what would be covered by the Clean Water Act, as exemplified by this stream and wetlands rendering. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

On Feb. 28, the President issued an Executive Order, directing his EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt—who, as Oklahoma’s attorney general, had filed the lawsuit that resulted in the injunction on this rule—along with the Army Corps of Engineers, which also has jurisdiction to a lesser extent, to conduct a review of the rule and issue a revised rule that would bring it in line with the language of the Clean Water Act.

A key piece of this order, as NPR points out, is that:

Trump said that in any future proposed rule, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should consider Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in a 2006 Supreme Court ruling, which focused on the scope of the Clean Water Act. In that case, Scalia stated that the “waters of the United States” are limited to “only relatively permanent, standing or flowing bodies of water.” He added: “The phrase does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall.”

An adherence to this guidance from the President would result inevitably in a dramatically scaled-back regulation which, in its proposed form, would effectively give the EPA and Corps the right to exert federal authority over pretty much any body of water, no matter how small, man-made, ephemeral or temporary it might be, in the entire country. At that point, the rule truly would become what EPA, in its initial talking points on the matter, claimed it was: a rule largely intended to clarify jurisdictions between the EPA, Corps of Engineers and state regulators in specific circumstances. Heck, it could even turn out to be a regulation worth the industry’s support.


On March 6, the Interior Department announced that it would hold, on Aug. 16, a regionwide lease sale, which will include all available unleased areas in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Although most acreage within 125 mi of the Florida coast remains off-limits through 2022, the proposed Lease Sale 249 will include blocks in waters adjacent to Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. All told, more than 73 million federal acres will be offered in the sale.

“Opening more federal lands and waters to oil and gas drilling is a pillar of President Trump’s plan to make the U.S. more energy independent,” said Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, “The Gulf is a vital part of that strategy, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

The Trump administration also promises that expanded onshore lease sales related to federal lands will follow in the near future, as a part of its America First Energy Plan.


Another controversial last-minute act by the out-going Obama administration was the effort by the Office of Natural Resource Revenue (ONRR) to change the valuation requirements for royalty payments related to oil and natural gas produced from federal lands.

The regulations would essentially require lessees to value federal royalties on the same basis as they value Indian royalties. The problem here is that Indian leases contain provisions—the so-called “major portion” and “dual-accounting” clauses—that enable Indian lessors to collect royalties on a higher valuation standard than the federal government can demand from its leases, which lack these important clauses. Thus, this new ONRR regulation is a clear violation of federal lease terms.

The regulation went into effect on Jan. 1, but it was suspended by the Department of Interior on Feb. 24, due to concerns that the rule is, indeed, inconsistent with federal lease terms and would likely run into trouble in the federal courts, where it has been challenged by various industry groups.

The rule also had run into serious pushback from congressional Republicans. House Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement upon learning of DOI’s decision to suspend the rule:

“The Trump administration made the right decision to suspend this illogical and legally dubious rule. It is already causing uncertainty for future investment and development on federal and tribal lands, and increasing electricity rates for rural communities, including those in my district. The next step is to do so permanently, and avoid Congress having to do it for them.”

A permanent pulling of the rule would, indeed, be an ideal final solution, but this temporary suspension is a good start, and yet another bit of proof that, as President Obama said, elections really do matter. wo-box_blue.gif

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