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The Oil And Gas Situation – Protesters Moving To Texas, The Senate Not Moving At All

President Trump and the House of Representatives are acting on oil and gas issues…:  …but the Senate doesn’t appear to have gotten the memo.

In his first six weeks in office, President Donald Trump has issued executive orders on the following actions that impact the oil and gas industry:

  • directing the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline;
  • directing the State Department to expedite the cross-border permitting of the Keystone XL Pipeline;
  • directing the EPA to reconsider its vastly over-reaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule making, which is currently on appeal at the federal appellate court level; and
  • directing the EPA to reconsider elements of the Obama Clean Power Plan.

During those same six weeks, the House of Representatives has taken Congressional Review Act (CRA) votes to reverse the BLM Venting and Flaring regulation, and the BLM Planning 2.0 regulation.  In addition, the House has begun the process for reversing the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) Mineral Valuation Regulation.   Upon learning of that effort, ONRR on Feb. 22 suspended planned implementation of that rule, pending congressional action and/or the outcome of ongoing litigation related to it.

Meanwhile, in the United States Senate…the crickets are chirping.

Read the entire piece here.

 

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Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.2.2017

– Tired of winning yet? Here is what fake NY Times columnist Paul Krugman – who the Times loves to bill as a “Nobel Prize-winning economist” – had to say about the victory of Donald J. Trump on Election Night: “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.” Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 303 points to close over 21,000 for the first time ever. Obviously, Mr. Krugman’s Nobel Prize was exactly as well-deserved as the one given to Barack Obama for no good reason whatsoever in 2009.

– But not everyone is winning in Trump’s America. Bloomberg reports that Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim – who famously overpaid for a 17% stake in the dying New York Times a few years back – has seen his net worth plummet from $68 billion to $51 billion since Election Day. D’oh!

– In today’s latest episode of Democrats eating their own, the far-far-far-leftwing of the Democratic Party – as opposed to the more moderate far-far-leftwing of the Party – is now out recruiting far-far-far-left candidates to oppose the 10 incumbent far-far-leftwingers who hold Senate seats in states that President Trump won in the 2016 election. It seems that being far-far-leftwing and voting only 98% of the time with the likes of Bernie Sanders just is not far-far-far-leftwing enough for the true radicals who actually fund the Democratic Party these days. This is of course great news for Republicans since it demonstrates conclusively that the people who run the Democratic Party have learned absolutely nothing at all from the utter devastation the Party has incurred at the polls over the last decade. Cool.

– “We fundamentally reject the assumption that Democrats can only win in red states by pandering to racists and big bankers,” said Claire Sandberg, a co-founder of the progressive political action committee We Will Replace You. “The way we beat Trumpism and take back Congress and statehouses is offering a coherent vision of our own to put people back to work. … We don’t need to completely compromise our own values and principles.” To be clear, the next time Ms. Sandberg or any of her compatriots offers any sort of “coherent vision” about how to put people back to work will be the day Hell officially freezes over.

– Bowdoin psychology professor Zachary Rothschild and University of Southern Mississippi psychology professor Lucas A. Keefer have produced a new study in which they assert the following: “When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don’t affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a “disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” But… professing such third-party concern—what social scientists refer to as “moral outrage”—is often a function of self-interest, wielded to assuage feelings of personal culpability for societal harms or reinforce (to the self and others) one’s own status as a Very Good Person.”

Friends, I give you today’s American Progressive Facebook-posting nutjob.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

That is all.

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Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.1.2017

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends):

– In between episodes of lecturing others for the size of their carbon footprints and making fun of the President’s hair style, a group of actors flew an eyebrow artist (yes, to all of you lecturees, there is such a thing as that) 7,500 miles from Australia to Los Angeles to do their eyebrows for the Academy Awards ceremony. That’s a 15,000 mile round trip, all to pluck some elitist brows. But hey, who hasn’t done that, after all?

– Maxine Waters, lunatic congresswoman from California, boycotted last night’s speech by President Trump before a joint session of congress. No one with functioning brain synapses cared.

– Oh, yeah, and President Trump gave a speech. Before congress. A joint session. It was one of the best such speeches ever given. Truly, strikingly, great. Hit all the right notes, talked eloquently about all the right policies, had some of the most tear-jerkingly emotional moments in it that any such speech has ever contained. Called all members of congress, of both political parties, to action, to work for the good of the American people. So naturally, the Democrats and the fake news media hated it.

– Best line in the entire speech? There were so many, it’s hard to say. I had two favorites, though:
1) (Talking about executives from Harley Davidson, who have a hard time exporting their product due to foreign tariffs) “They weren’t even asking for change. But I am.”
2) “I was not elected to represent the world. I was elected to represent America.” After 8 years being reigned over by “citizen of the world” Obama, it was so refreshing to know our current President actually understands his job.

– Many Democratic women members of congress, who have been elected to serve there in free elections, and enjoy the amazingly privileged lives of the national protected class, wore all-white dresses to the speech to express their solidarity with women suffragettes. Apparently no one told them that that fight was won a century ago. Given that they serve in congress, you would think they’d know.

– Most telling moment of the speech: When the President said, “The time for small thinking is over,” some Democrats actually hissed. Hey, when you have a tiny, closed mind, small thinking is all you got.

– In his post-speech analysis, Fox News’s Chris Wallace said that “Donald Trump truly became President tonight.” Well, no, he truly became President on January 20, but you’re just now noticing.

– The Democrat response was delivered by some septuagenarian former governor from Kentucky. They were showing off their youthful bench.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

That is all.

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