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Why Ed Markey is Desperate to Avoid Voting on His “Green New Deal”

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Oh. Why, nobody could’ve seen that coming. Oh, wait… – Useless North Carolina RINO Senator Richard Burr told the leering press yesterday that the incredibly mis-named Senate Intelligence Committee has found no evidence of “collusion” with Russia by the Trump Campaign, Trump Transition Team or Trump Administration. Go figure.

Like American Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller, Senate Intel is winding down its fake investigation because there is no “there” there – never was, isn’t now, and never will be. Democrats and fake journalists who really bought into this fantasy play expressed their shock and dismay, but Burr and his partner in this fake investigation – Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner – are finally giving up the ghost and directing their committee to move onto greener pastures.

Hey, here’s an idea – maybe y’all can go back to doing your actual job and start exercising a little congressional oversight over the nation’s still-corrupt “intelligence” community. What a novel concept.

Sen. Ed Markey wants to “sponsor” the incredibly destructive “Green New Deal”… – but he just doesn’t want to “vote” for the incredibly destructive “Green New Deal.” That was the message sent out by the despicable Democrat from Massachusetts on Tuesday after Mitch McConnell told the press he is making plans to hold a vote on the hilariously inept congressional resolution that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez rolled out into the public domain last week.

“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal,” McConnell said, “And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.” In other words, the Senate Majority Leader wants to get every Democrat member in that body on the record supporting things like destroying the miracle of air flight, destroying the nation’s thriving oil and gas industry, making cars too expensive for all but the wealthy to afford and throwing the United States quickly into an economic depression that would make the 1930s look like a walk in the park.

Sen. Markey wants none of that voting nonsense. He wants to be able to keep up his 30-year practice of being a rank demagogue on the “Global Warming” issue without actually having votes in favor of the invariably-Socialist/fascist “solutions” proposed by the fake “green” community dirtying up his record.

Thus it was that, shortly after McConnell made his promise to hold a vote, Markey issued this response that reeks of desperation:

“Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning.”

Yeah, it’s a “beginning” all right – Markey may or may not realize it just yet, but the roll-out of this creepy proposal to turn our country into just another starving, third-world socialist/fascist failed state is indeed the beginning of the end of the Democrat Party’s quest to regain the levers of power in Washington. Democrats have only managed to win elections over the past half-century by lying about their real beliefs and intentions. The Green New Deal removes that mask for all to see, and it is an incredibly ugly face that most Americans will never support.

So, in case you’re wondering, that is why Markey and other senate Democrats will do everything they can to avoid casting a vote on AOC’s incredibly destructive proposal.

Hey, maybe this is another reason… – You don’t have to believe me or any other conservative voice on how awful the Green New Deal really is – you could listen to the founder of the far-left eco-terrorist group “GreenPeace” if you want.

Patrick Moore, in an interview with the New American, basically characterized Markey’s proposal as a global suicide pact:  “It is quite amazing that someone that is in government — actually elected to the government of the United States of America — would propose that we eliminate all fossil fuels in 12 years,” he said in an on-camera interview with The New American from Canada. “This would basically result, if we did it on a global level, it would result in the decimation of the human population from 7-odd billion down to who knows how few people.”

Oh. Well, gosh, maybe it isn’t such a great idea, then.

Hold the vote, Mitch. Put these soulless ghouls on the record for posterity.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Bob Mueller: Nude Selfie Inspector Extraordinaire

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Mueller “Investigation” reaches rock bottom. – Yesterday, it came to light that the upright, stalwart man with the “unimpeachable” reputation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has now resorted to the collection of “nude selfies” in his Captain Ahab-like quest to indict as many Russian ham sandwiches as he possibly can.

Of course, in the case of Concorde Management, it turns out that our abusive counsel wants to indict the ham sandwich, but he doesn’t want to actually prosecute the ham sandwich.  Mainly because he and his evil band of Clinton/Obama hacks know they are holding a big bag of nothing in their case against this consulting firm.

In their feverish efforts to avoid an embarrassing day in court, Mueller and his minions have been trying to convince the judge in the case that the normal rules of production and disclosure do not apply.  Their claim is that they should be able to conduct their prosecution of the case without sharing evidence with the defense due to … wait for it…NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS.  Mueller argues that revealing his evidence could also reveal his “sources and means,” the standard excuse used by the FBI and DOJ in redacting documents in order to avoid embarrassing themselves.  Oh yeah, you betcha.  You just cannot make this stuff up.

Remember, Concorde is the company that is accused of basically setting up a handful of fake social media accounts and spending about $100,000 in messaging during the 2016 election. Can it really get any more absurd than this?

As it turns out, yes, it can. In a filing to the court made public on Thursday, Concorde’s lawyers argue against Mueller’s absurd demand, in the process including the following statement:

“Could the manner in which he collected a nude selfie really threaten the national security of the United States?”

Yes, friends and foes, your Special Counsel is deploying the old “sources and means” argument to avoid revealing how he and his band of thugs came to be in possession of a nude selfie.  I’m really not sure what else needs to be said about that.  Other than, holy crap.

Paris Burning Update: Speaking of things you just could not make up if you wanted to, the news out of Gay Pareee this morning is that the Macron government is now being sued by radical fake green groups GreenPeace and Oxfam for…wait for it…oh, you gotta wait for this one…AGREEING TO RESCIND MACRON’S CARBON TAX!  I swear I do not make this stuff up:

“Four NGOs—Oxfam, Greenpeace, Notre Affaire à Tous, and Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme—have initiated legal proceedings saying France has defaulted on its environmental obligations. The initial Dec.18 filing gives the government two months to formulate a response, after which the organizations can choose to move forward with their lawsuit (link in French) in administrative court.”

This is climate-scamism at its finest:  Bind your country to some international “accord” (not a treaty) that would do literally nothing at all about the “climate”, but would redistribute trillions of dollars from Western nations to the rest of the world, and you suddenly find that, no matter what action you try to take related to it, you’re angering large segments of your society. Try to implement the socialist policies that the globalist community demands, and half your population riots in the streets.  Try to rescind those policies, and the fake green groups (which are really just socialist fronts) have millions of dollars or francs they will use to sue your butt off.

There is no graceful exit available for Macron in this situation. He must take a side, and you can be sure that he will ultimately side with the fake greens and globalists, because that is who he is.  And honestly, this is the fate he richly deserves.

Some Twitter Funnies to close out Today’s Campaign Update:

Brit Hume was cranky yesterday:

No offense, ladies, but you know it’s true:

Jeb! is still hanging around, Tweeting stupid stuff like this…

Freshman Texas Cong. Dan Crenshaw is going to be a star:

 

 

We’ll close it out with this one from the incomparable James Woods:

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Energy Transfer Takes Eco-Terrorism Allegations To Court

Just a few days ago, I wrote a piece commenting on the rarity of an oil and gas operator ― in this case Cabot Oil & Gas ― aggressively pursuing litigation in court instead of taking the path of least resistance. Imagine my surprise ― maybe even delight ― when, just hours after that piece was published, I read the news that Energy Transfer Partners, the builder of the Dakota Access Pipeline, had filed suit in Federal District Court against Greenpeace, EarthFirst and others who organized and participated in the long protest action and subsequent efforts to damage that pipeline.

The complaint, according to the company’s press release, “alleges that this group of co-conspirators (the ‘Enterprise’) manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline (‘DAPL’) for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfer’s critical business and financial relationships. The complaint also alleges that the Enterprise incited, funded and facilitated crimes and acts of terrorism to further these objectives. It further alleges claims that these actions violated federal and state racketeering statutes, defamation, and constituted defamation and tortious interference under North Dakota law.”

Robert Duval’s character in “True Grit” might look at that paragraph and call it “bold talk for a one-eyed fat man,” and no doubt proving these claims against well-financed conflict groups like Greenpeace and EarthFirst, which we can be sure will be very effective represented in court, will present a high bar. But we can also be sure that no corporation would pursue such controversial litigation unless its management and legal teams believed there was a strong opportunity for success. The real monetary costs and potential for reputational damage are too high to risk on a case with a low prospect for success.

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