Sad eyed greens bemoan Obama energy remarks

posted at 11:00 am on January 27, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

The Green Warriors turned out to have a fairly short lived celebration after Barack Obama kicked the Keystone XL can down the road yet again. What looked like a victory for the environmental lobby was quickly thrown into a tailspin when the President gave his State of the Union address. In it, he spoke some fairly heartening words about an, “all of the above” energy policy – something we’ve been pushing for here since the beginning of his administration. Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

Still, those few phrases on Tuesday night were apparently enough to set off a wave of despair in some quarters. At WNYC in New York, Justin Krebs takes to his keyboard to mourn the apparent death of the green energy movement.

President Obama’s decision last week to halt the Canadian tar-sands pipeline project was the right choice for the environment, a win for environmentalists – who had staged incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting the project — and a talking point of attack for GOP candidates through the debates and South Carolina speeches that followed…

However, the Keystone Pipeline was just one very extreme front in this fight, and as environmentalists realized just a few days later, it’s not a fight that they are winning. In his State of the Union, the president showed his support for more domestic energy exploration — which many understand to include controversial franking [sic] techniques and ever-deeper and riskier oil drilling. We may have stopped one pipeline, but we haven’t changed a system that demands us to pipe more oil and natural gas further distances to power our everyday lives.

The pouting continues for some time, going on to blame the GOP for “hyperventilating” and “pounding the administration” over the failures at Solyndra. (Apparently things at the solar panel plant would have been just fine had it not been for you meddling conservative kids, Shaggy.) He then goes on to re-run the mantra that solar, wind and geothermal are ripe and ready to solve all of our problems if only Obama would act “forcefully and decisively” enough. (I assume some amount of clapping until Tinkerbell comes back to life will also be involved, but the author doesn’t specify.)

But even the “victory” portion of this diatribe may wind up being off the mark. President Obama didn’t really deliver some bold, green energy stand in nixing Keystone. He attempted a blatantly obvious political ploy, trying to have it both ways by allowing for a fresh request of the Keystone project at a later date, hoping against hope that he can somehow keep this off the front pages until after the election. If he had truly been supporting the green lobby, he would have proclaimed the pipeline to be “a bad thing” and said it wasn’t going to happen. That’s not what he did, and all the wishing in the world isn’t going to make it so.

Will we see concrete action on a new, more viable domestic energy policy this year, to the great dismay of Mr. Krebs and his friends? Anything is possible, I suppose, and if it happens I will be the first one to step up here and congratulate President Obama on his wise decision. But I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.


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“All the above energy” plan? Sure this was Sarah Palin who said that, not Obama.

HopeHeFails on January 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Meghan McCain looks grief stricken in that accompanying photo.

Kent18 on January 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Will we see concrete action on a new, more viable domestic energy policy this year, to the great dismay of Mr. Krebs and his friends? Anything is possible, I suppose, and if it happens I will be the first one to step up here and congratulate President Obama on his wise nakedly crass politically motivated and ultimately untrustworthy decision.

FIFY

PackerBronco on January 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM

There are some incredibly stupid people out there.

ORconservative on January 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

What? Are there no more “alternative energy” Obama cronies that need millions in kickbacks before November’s election?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Krebs was pouting and typing about the terrible state of the fossil-fuel energy grid, then he felt a chill in his office and decided to crank the furnace up a few degrees and get some nice hot coffee.

No need to suffer while lambasting petroleum.

Bishop on January 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

“Green energy” is a fraud.

Say it loud, say it proud.

Dextrous on January 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

C’mon Jazz. Really?!?

cjtony97 on January 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Why do I think the results of an Obama Administration (g) All of the Above Energy policy will be (f) None of the Above?

tmitsss on January 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

..all this said, I continue to marvel at the selection of main page pictures for each HA post. Truly talented, truly!

The War Planner on January 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Why is she so upset? Did a tree die?

NotCoach on January 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Have to wonder how many people fully understand that fueling SUV’s is not the sole end use for fossil fuels.

But, so long as Obama can use fossil fuels to run multiple convoys to and from his “green energy” events in the mode of AlGore, as fossil fuels really all that bad for us?

Just wondering.

coldwarrior on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Like any other public statement of this President, it was intended to obfuscate the issue for both his supporters and his critics. It is truly hard to believe how obviously political every word and action of this man truly is, but his base will still support him. Of course, the largest part of his base is the MSM and they have far too much invested in him to give up. It will not let his greenies give up on him.

KyWriter on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

It’s not green energy; it’s normally red- as in red ink.

michaelo on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The Republican candidate, whoever that may be, needs to make the ludicrous Keystone decision a centerpiece of his campaign. It illustrates everything that is wrong with the Obama presidency: a decision that prevented the creation of thousands of jobs for American workers, compromised our national energy security, and had no positive environmental effect — all because Obama wanted to satisfy the loony demands of one of his far-left constituencies. The man puts his political interests ahead of the nation’s interests over and over again, and we’re all paying the price.

AZCoyote on January 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

“all of the above” energy policy

It’s more like a “none of the above” energy policy.

rbj on January 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Obama is never ever ever going to use an all of the above approach. He’s going to use it as a talking point during the campaign and then do absolutely nothing if re-elected. The greens shouldn’t pout, he’ll do thier bidding in the long run. Remember he thinks $5.00 a gallon gas would be a good thing. If the republican had any sense they would be pounding home how much gas, groceries, unemployment, and debt have gone up with this administration. It should be easy pickings, but I don’t hear anyone stepping up and pounding Obama with the facts. We should be seeing ads morning, noon and night about how screwed up the administation is. BTW what happened to the Bawney Fwank post? Man I was having a good time reading those.

buckeyerich on January 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

90% of the time…when have the Liar-in-Chiefs words, ever turned into anything positive for America?

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Justin Krebs takes to his keyboard…

Which, by the way, is made from plastic derived from oil and is plugged into an outlet through which flows electricity manufactured from burning thousands of tons of coal. Why does Jason hate Mother Gaia?

Trafalgar on January 27, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Got that quote formatting wrong! Bloody hemp keyboard!

Trafalgar on January 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

These so-called “greenies” are obviously mentally challenged…

elihu on January 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

How do all these commies get to their lame a$$ protests? Teleport through a wormhole? Nuff said. Shut the hell up, pack your smelly a$$es back into your gas hogging SUV’s and drive back to your communes. If you pass any cliffs along the way, feel free to make a detour.

msupertas on January 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM

He’s an equal-opportunity disappointer.

NoDonkey on January 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

These greeenies are incredibly gullible.

If they actually believe any words about increase domestic oil production will amount to one more drill bit in the ground or oceans this year, they really shouldnt be allowed to make major decisions for themselves.

I suppose thats what makes them democrats, gullability.

cougar on January 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Obama is a fraud. He has no intention of an “all of the above” energy policy. He’s just trying to steal and diffuse a GOP issue before the election.

rhombus on January 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

The only green as far as Obama is concerned is the Jackson he leaves on the nightstand.

Mr. D on January 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

‘London-based Barclays determined the US carbon market, currently comprised of a handful of states, is too small to justify the expense of a dedicated trading desk in New York…Barclays was a major player in US greenhouse-gas trading programs on the East and West coasts and remains active in Europe’s carbon market, the largest in the world… That is not good news for carbon-dioxide trading, especially not in the US’

Akzed on January 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Got that quote formatting wrong! Bloody hemp keyboard!

Trafalgar on January 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Um, place of purchase on that keyboard, please.

msupertas on January 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

who had staged incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting the project

I don’t know if I’d call stomping one’s feet or throwing Red Bull cans against the wall in mom’s basement “incredible acts of civil disobedience”.

BacaDog on January 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

But, so long as Obama can use fossil fuels to run multiple convoys to and from his “green energy” events

I don’t understand why the entire presidential car fleet hasn’t been converted to Chevy Volts.

Don’t give me that crab about them exploding and burning the occupants to death.

CorporatePiggy on January 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Apparently our Portland Friends had an after the SOTU party. I wonder if they even listened to the Republican response.

Plantnerd on January 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

a win for environmentalists – who had staged incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting the project — and a talking point of attack for GOP candidates

Standing around outside of the White House is now an ‘incredible act’? Man, do they set a low bar! BWAW-haw-haw-haw-ha-a-a-a-wwww!

ss396 on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

it’s. time. for.

Tree hugging moonbats crying over dead trees

Terp Mole on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

He then goes on to re-run the mantra that solar, wind and geothermal are ripe and ready to solve all of our problems if only Obama would act “forcefully and decisively” enough.

Confirmed: Greens reject the Constitution. These people crave a dictatorship.

visions on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Um, place of purchase on that keyboard, please.

msupertas on January 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

As my old drill sergeant said, often…”Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em.”

coldwarrior on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

This is my complaint about both sides. The only role the government should play is ensuring reasonable safety and pollution regulations are followed. This “all of the above” energy plans are bunk! The market should be determining which types of energy are produced WITHOUT taxpayer subsidies. Every GOP candidate has similar “all of the above” centrally planned and subsidized programs to offer. How is that moving to a smaller, constitutionally limited government?

cartooner on January 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Krebs was pouting and typing about the terrible state of the fossil-fuel energy grid, then he felt a chill in his office and decided to crank the furnace up a few degrees and get some nice hot coffee.

No need to suffer while lambasting petroleum.

Bishop on January 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

So many of the big-donor Democrats who demand an end to U.S. petroleum industries ( yet want “more Green”), so many of these live such intense consumer lives and nearly all of them tend to be urban dwellers. If they “experience” the “natural world,” it’s by tour or second or third home or seasonal trip somewhere “to get away” yet they maintain intense levels of consumerism.

I was just looking over the huge penthouse three-level condo in New York that Denise Rich has put on the market for mega millions…three kitchens, recording studio, private roof terrace that covers the entire building that is across from Central Park and more…

Denise Rich, wife to pardoned arms trader (by Clinton) Marc Rich. Big “green” demands, riiigght.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

There are some incredibly stupid people out there.

ORconservative on January 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

And unfortunately they are 52% of the voters.

wildcat72 on January 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I don’t know if I’d call stomping one’s feet or throwing Red Bull cans against the wall in mom’s basement “incredible acts of civil disobedience”.

BacaDog on January 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

To listen to some of the Greenies, you would thnk they had staged some kind of Selma march to stop this thing. They are nothing if not great mythmakers.

rockmom on January 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Again. its not what Barrrraaaccckkk says, its what he does! He is not serious abou “all of the above”. Its greenand only green. Talks the talk but does not walk the walk.

Cincy Conservative on January 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Romney Advisor Gregory Mankiw says: ‘Driving your car is associated with various adverse side effects…these include traffic congestion, accidents, local pollution and global climate change. If the tax on gasoline were higher, people would alter their behavior to drive less…Economists who have added up all the externalities associated with driving conclude that a tax exceeding $2 a gallon makes sense

Akzed on January 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I was just looking over the huge penthouse three-level condo in New York that Denise Rich has put on the market for mega millions…three kitchens, recording studio, private roof terrace that covers the entire building that is across from Central Park and more…

Denise Rich, wife to pardoned arms trader (by Clinton) Marc Rich. Big “green” demands, riiigght.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Should be entertaining to see which Obama bundler buys it.

rockmom on January 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Was that Callista finding out her hairdresser was a Democrat?

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

He then goes on to re-run the mantra that solar, wind and geothermal are ripe and ready to solve all of our problems if only Obama would act “forcefully and decisively” enough.

Confirmed: Greens reject the Constitution. These people crave a dictatorship.

visions on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Yes, as long as they can keep their enclaves, multiple domiciles, private transportation, domestic help…

I don’t mind anyone wealth and am routinely pleased that anyone is self-made and self-prosperous, but what I do mind is people who suppress others. Many a Leftwinger suppreses others or demands that others be suppressed to suit their expectations of ideology, yet lives contrary to their demands of others.

It’s like Michelle Obama being a glutton and reeking in overdone bad taste at every opportunity while lecturing everyone else on pea-eating and greens and frugality and under-doing their lives.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Even though I know he screws everyone over in the end, as he always does, I do so enjoy their disappointment.

tdpwells on January 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Entertaining:

Denise Rich’s $65 Million penthouse
(access that link at the bottom of this link to view the photos and descriptions of the place).

Denise Rich, wife of arms-dealer Marc Rich, pardoned at the midnight hour by Bill Clinton before he ran out the door.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Unfortunately, it has never been about “green” or any other color energy…in the same manner as the entire global warming/cooling/climate change/man-made climate change scam, it is all about the acquisition of power…political power and thus wealth by those who advocate for such.

Reasonable people can easily agree on various means to invent/adapt/innovate all sorts of alternative energy means…and allowing the market place of products and ideas to do the necessary sifting. But when it comes to trying to blatantly install a new political elite on the backs of the very people they contend they are trying to assist and establish a command economy where only those in command glean the wealth…the Potemkin Village of “green energy” falls apart.

Fundamental change in the way the United States is governed is what Obama promised.

Energy schmenergy…it is all about dictatorial rule.

And voters are willing to allow him to do just that.

As once said on the beaches of the Crimea…”Serfs up!”

coldwarrior on January 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

coldwarrior on January 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I agree. I shook my head in utter disgust at the recent remarks by Robert Redford, in which he tried to condemn Republicans and Romney for various “non Green” irritants to Redford…while Redford boasted about how he represents and “is there for” the 99% or some victim class…

Meanwhile, check out what Redford charges to attend one of his programs at his ultra expensive Institute ensconced in the Rockies in Utah. And what the energy-use level of the place is. Geez.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM

So hey, I was thinking about starting up a solar panel plant in my garage. I just need about 500 million to contemplate the possibility of such an endeavor.

Where do I write Obama for a grant?

jhffmn on January 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Idiot Eco-marxists. Let them sit in the cold and the dark for a while. I recommend South Dakota or Minnesota, around mid January. It might alter their perceptions of the energy industry in this nation.

SilverDeth on January 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Obama is a fraud. He has no intention of an “all of the above” energy policy. He’s just trying to steal and diffuse a GOP issue before the election.

rhombus on January 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Exactly.
How many times are people going to fall for his nonstop lines of obvious bullcrap?

Mimzey on January 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM

who had staged incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting the project

I’m old enough to remember the Alaskan Pipeline that is today taken much for granted since it’s been there and working well for such a long time now. But I remember all the “incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting” the Alaskan Pipeline project before it was constructed despite the “acts” and then found to be an actual benefit to wildlife (example of such, all those migrating caribou the Left protested would be devastated by a Pipeline have actually been found to benefit from it since it was constructed, it literally provides warmth to some who harbor around it in colder weather, not “suffering” at all, to the contrary).

I remember the fits and protests and articles and demands and all that by Leftwingers who were sure an Alaskan Pipeline would be doom for the “tundra” and would run caribou to extinction or some such terrible thing. And it’s proven to be quite the contrary while, additionally, helping human life here in North America.

Lourdes on January 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM

it’s. time. for.

Tree hugging moonbats crying over dead trees
Terp Mole on January 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

There were lots of dead trees here last October 29 after their leafy branches snapped under the weight of 8 inches of snow. Must have been global warming provoked by those EEEEEEEVIL coal companies. It was still cold in the house when the power went out for a week!!!

Steve Z on January 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM

In it, he spoke some fairly heartening words about an, “all of the above” energy policy – something we’ve been pushing for here since the beginning of his administration. Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

The problem is in the definition. Obama’s definition of “all of the above” is “subsidize and mandate ‘green’ energy while essentially outlawing traditional sources of energy”.

Steve Eggleston on January 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Tre Arrow hardest hit.

Christien on January 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM

President Obama’s decision last week to halt the Canadian tar-sands pipeline project was the right choice for the environment

Can someone explain how this is the case?

The oil will be put on a boat and shipped to China (which is more risky than the pipeline) and we’ll get our oil from teh Middle east by boat (which is more risky than a pipeline.

We’ll waste more fuel moving this oil around; which produces more pollution… and the net CO2 output and risk of a spill is higher.

Why is this a “win”? If I go burn tires in my backyard, is that a “win” for the environment too?

I guess I miunderstood the environmentalists… they’re working to make more pollution, more encironemntal disasters and more CO2 output? That seems odd.

gekkobear on January 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Meghan McCain looks grief stricken in that accompanying photo.

Kent18 on January 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

LOL…dang, you guys come up with some funnies, rofl.

MooCowBang on January 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This headline is not funny – it incites support for the Enviro-Terrorists.

The picture at the beginning of this post is not funny – it incites sympathy for civilization-hating Enviro-Terrorists.

On the whole that is the effect of this post: To incite sympahty for the Environ-Terrorists, and Contempt for people who are working to give American and The World Free Choices and The Best Solutions for energy independence.

This post is about as helpful as leprosy.

williamg on January 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

Well DUH! I have yet to see him work on policy hat reflects on half of what he has said.

jeffn21 on January 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

The only thing Obama has remained true to, is his “all of the above” class warfare rhetoric—designed to get him re-elected by further dividing the nation. He knows his “actions” have been economic failures.

“It’s only words, and words are all I have, to take steal your vote awaaaaaaay.”

Rovin on January 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Come to IL and cheer up, greenies. Gov Quinnocchio is starting a new slush fund for electric cars, to be funded by the already overburdened and hopelessly underwater IL taxpayers. He’s proposed a $1 increase in the yearly IL license plate fee (yeah, make it an even $100 cuz giving back that $1 change was really annoying!) to invest in building electric cars. Guess he hasn’t heard of Ener1–or he has. By next year license plate fees will be up to $200 to stockpile cash for those other 100 new green initiatives we’ll be funding for bankruptcy.

stukinIL4now on January 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

The Greens will flock to Obama in November. Never doubt it! They know Pubbies will gut EPA, Dept of Interior, Dept of Energy.

Bob in VA on January 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

“All the above energy” plan? Sure this was Sarah Palin who said that, not Obama.

HopeHeFails on January 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

No, that was Paris Hilton you’re thinking about.

The only person to make a lick of sense during the 2012 campaign…

ajacksonian on January 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Sixteen concerned scientists: There’s no need to panic about global warming

Maybe Obama reads news papers, that could also explain his “all of the above” speech.

The pinks are really going down hard on this green agenda boondoggle.

Dr Evil on January 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

“franking [sic]“

Someone who writes on behalf of the green movement can’t even get the terminology right. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Libidiots are truly morons.

MisterElephant on January 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

There are some incredibly stupid people out there.

ORconservative on January 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Or, as one of the wall posters at http://despair.com/lithographs.html tells it,

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

oldleprechaun on January 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Awwwwww

Dollayo on January 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Suck It, green turds!

Pork-Chop on January 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

What do you suppose the BTU output of an Enviro-Hippie Crybaby would be??

BigWyo on January 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Green warriors

actually the Keystone Cops

seven on January 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Not to worry Green Warriors.
What Obama says in public is usually much different than what really happens.
And then when Obama is caught or it is screwed up he:
a) relies of the press to ignore it;
b) Blames Bush!

albill on January 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

“Franking”? What does Barney Frank’s sex life have to do with this?

vcferlita on January 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

In it, he spoke some fairly heartening words about an, “all of the above” energy policy – something we’ve been pushing for here since the beginning of his administration. Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

C’mon, there’s no way our Kenyan Communist Muslim-In-Chief will act positively on offshore drilling or any other carbon-based energy source. He should go to court to legally change his name to “President 180″ – in other words, he does the direct opposite of whatever the happy horse$h!t-du-jour he’s making false promises about on any given day.

CatchAll on January 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Let’s not overtax Obama’s brain and give him a chance to prove he is worth re-election.

The annual budget request, according to the Budget Act, is due next Tuesday. Will he deliver it on time, or has his campaigning around the country diverted his attention from his primary job.

J_Crater on January 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

In it, he spoke some fairly heartening words about an, “all of the above” energy policy

Yeah, Barry can talk out of both sides of his mouth. The proof would be in the delivery.

Just look at what’s been ‘delivered’ over the last 3 years.

GarandFan on January 27, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Sure he’s not Maynard C?

chickie on January 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

President Obama’s decision last week to halt the Canadian tar-sands pipeline project was the right choice for the environment, a win for environmentalists…

You didn’t “halt” the Canadian tar-sands pipeline project, genius. You simply got it rerouted to the West Coast, where all that oil will be shipped by tanker to China. Put those emissions in your bong and smoke it, Einstein.

RebeccaH on January 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

“environmentalists – who had staged incredible acts of civil disobedience protesting the project”

Incredible acts of civil disobedience!!??

I suppose sitting out in front of the White House with a sign in nice weather and maybe increasing your lefty cred by getting a quick painless arrest is an “Incredible act of civil disobedience” since it interferes with the lazy latte lifestyle on the politically-correct liberal bourgeoisie class.

Might have to skip their regularly scheduled victim studies groupthink committee action meeting or some other such conciousness raising clusterfark.

Ozmondias on January 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

he spoke some fairly heartening words about an, “all of the above” energy policy – something we’ve been pushing for here since the beginning of his administration. Of course, whether words translate into action this year remains to be seen.

C’mon Jazz. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice…

RedInMD on January 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

which many understand to include controversial franking


The only “controversial franking” I’m aware of is the Congressional previlege to send their mail for free through the U.S. Postal Service.

Fred 2 on January 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

TransCanada Corp. may shorten the initial path for its rejected Keystone XL project, bringing oil from Montana’s Bakken Shale to refiners in the Gulf of Mexico and removing the need for federal approval. ‘There certainly is a potential opportunity to connect the Bakken to the Gulf Coast,’ Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president of energy and oil pipelines, said in a telephone interview today. ‘That is obviously something we’ll be looking into over the next few weeks.’ TransCanada’s $7 billion Keystone XL proposal to bring crude from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf was rejected yesterday by the Obama administration. The project required U.S. approval because it crossed the border with Canada. The company may seek that approval after it builds the segment from Montana to the Gulf, Pourbaix said.

J_Crater on January 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

“All the above energy” plan? Sure this was Sarah Palin who said that, not Obama.

HopeHeFails on January 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

She said it. Then Obama stole it from her.

My question to these greenies is, how do they plan to live without energy? I mean, they use it now, I bet. And they want it to go away, and not power “our everyday lives.”

What are they planning to do when it’s not available?

Alana on January 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Because of the ridiculous standard these immature people established–Why Lead When You Can Criticize?–America is doomed to inaction until the children’s tenure in office is over.

If Krebs has any brains, he needs to lay the groundwork for a strong relationship with the next President. We have a lot of producing to do to make up for these last few years, so if Krebs wants to get his ideas for production included in the discussion, he needs to start talking to the Doers, not the Critics.

rwenger43 on January 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

What the greenies don’t realize is that using Warren Buffet’s giant Lionel train set to transport the oil, rather than the Keystone pipeline is going to kill every last polar bear in Arkansas.

Horace on January 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Alana on January 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The last three times I’ve confronted greenies/libs on this site about their energy use they pulled an Obama on me. It wasn’t their fault they were born here, lived in city etc, etc, etc.

chemman on January 27, 2012 at 5:02 PM

So the greens are upset that Obama might have given up on the Hamster-Powered Grid project???

BTW: I witnessed a collision between one of the Greenies favorite hamster powered cars and a van the other day. The little car T-boned the van and ruined the door and extensively damaged the right side of the van, but the van was able to move and park: no apparent injury to the occupant. The hamster car front was completely destroyed and in the driver’s lap: the driver could not get out, and steam or smoke was escaping: the driver seemed to be trying to help a front seat passenger (who also couldn’t get out), too: I hope it wasn’t a child (I left quickly to get to a phone and call 911). It is clear that the Greenie push for an oil-free world trades human safety for a foolish and unattainable political goal.

Similarly, the attempt to shut down every viable source of electrical energy in this country is foolish and endangers human life. The self-destructive Greenies must be stopped.

landlines on January 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

My question to these greenies is, how do they plan to live without energy? I mean, they use it now, I bet. And they want it to go away, and not power “our everyday lives.”

What are they planning to do when it’s not available?

Alana on January 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Exactly!

Criticising something that works without offering a viable alternative is a sign of childish immaturity. We must go after this unhelpful harping wherever we find it, beat it down, and encourage those engaged in it to get educated and find productive employment.

landlines on January 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

However, the Keystone Pipeline was just one very extreme front in this fight, and as environmentalists realized just a few days later, it’s not a fight that they are winning. In his State of the Union, the president showed his support for more domestic energy exploration — which many understand to include controversial franking [sic] techniques and ever-deeper and riskier oil drilling. We may have stopped one pipeline, but we haven’t changed a system that demands us to pipe more oil and natural gas further distances to power our everyday lives.

Justin Krebs takes to his keyboard to mourn the apparent death of the green energy movement.

SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL Justin Krebs takes to his keyboard, A keyboard made of plastic, a petrol-chemical made from oil, containing wires sheath in petrol-chemical’s, powered most likely by Fossil fuels or nuke power 30% Natural Gas, 10% Oil, 20% Coal, 21% Nuclear or from 19% Hydro Electricity – Niagara Falls. Poor Justin Krebs the green energy movement has been killed by a thousand cuts of hypocrisy in the Twilight Zone

DSchoen on January 27, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Sure he’s not Maynard C?

chickie on January 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

That’s Maynard G . . . but Justin is probably a hipster doofus chip right off the old block . . .

tpitman on January 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy is pure propaganda. What he knows will happen is endless court challenges by “green” groups, endless foot-dragging and obstruction by EPA (latest favorite trick- contract with a “green” college to do “environmental impact studies” and then said college never quite gets around to it, thereby preventing any action), and ultimately probably counting on sabotage by “Friends of Gaia” to destroy anything that might conceivably be used to do anything.

The environmentalist neo-Luddites and their leftist “Forward to the Past” enablers in government have been doing this rope-a-dope on us for four decades. It’s why we haven’t built a new oil refinery since 1976, why we haven’t built a nuclear power plant since ’78, and why we went on destroying hydroelectric dams right through the second Bush administration to “make rivers wild again”, as continues today.

Obama is betting that the eco-fanatics will carry the ball, while he sits back and claims he can’t do anything about it. With his usual “I’m smarter than you” smile. While simultaneously insisting that Holy Wind and Holy Sun will power his Utopia.

Of course, he believes in unicorns, too.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

All that verbiage about Obama’s betrayal of the Greens, and ‘Jazz’ totally left out Obama’s re-utterance of his call for more nuclear power plants.

rayra on January 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I’ve posted a rather lengthy comment before about doing some pretty extensive planning to try to make a home utilizing the current products to supplement enemy consumption on a new home we’re building. It’s not there yet. Not worth the investment money you’d pay and that’s even counting on fellow citizens to offset the investment with tax credits.

hawkdriver on January 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM