So, about that Keystone pipeline…

posted at 2:41 pm on November 7, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

During his 2008 campaign and the early period of his presidency, President Obama was much more vocal about climate change than he eventually became, as he realized obtaining a second term might be made harder by trying to win the favor of competing Democratic sub-factions (namely, environmentalists and unions) by being too decisive on the issue (hence the soft “all of the above” pander). Not to mention, most Americans are generally resistant to the idea that the Democrats intend to foster “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices in order to force our transition to the more minimalist, renewable-energy society of their greenest pipe dreams — best not to keep repeating that one. The campaign made it clear early on that President Obama didn’t intend to make a big issue of climate change, but now that his second term is secure, I wouldn’t be shocked if the new-and-improved, more “flexible” second-term model will again reveal that he is a zealous champion of the cause.

The extremely influential, well-networked, and well-monied environmental lobby is over the moon about the whole thing, and just in case you didn’t catch it last night in his acceptance speech, my ears certainly perked up:

We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

We’ll see if my theory is correct, but here’s something that could force the issue right quick: Remember the Keystone XL pipeline? How the White House managed to finagle and delay a decision on whether or not to permit TransCanada Corp.’s to build a pipeilne to bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries? President Obama successfully maneuvered a punt on the issue, which pitted especially vociferous environmentalist opposition against the support of energy companies, unions, and the affected states, allowing him to more or less sweep it under the rug — but the greenies are wasting no time getting back to work. Via The Hill:

Environmentalists are planning a demonstration on Nov. 18 to put fresh pressure on President Obama, the projected winner of a second term, to reject the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Climate activists including 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club head Michael Brune announced the White House demonstration Tuesday shortly after Obama was projected the victor over Mitt Romney. …

“We’d like to ask you to come once more to Washington, to resume the battle to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, mid-afternoon on Nov. 18th,” states the letter from activists including author Naomi Klein, Nebraska anti-Keystone advocate Jane Kleeb, outspoken NASA climate scientist James Hansen and others.

Any bets on how second-term Obama is going to play it?


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http://www.gossipcop.com/beyonce-take-that-mitches-mitt-romney-message-pic-photo-barack-obama-win/

Hey Mitches, yall ain’t gettin nuthin out that ground..

It’s Hell to pay time crackers!!

Beyonce celebrated President Obama’s reelection on Tuesday night by taking a dig at Mitt Romney supporters.

The singer posted a photo of a piece of notebook paper which read: “TAKE THAT MITCHES” on her Tumblr shortly after Obama’s victory was announced.

It appears that the post has since been removed.

Earlier this week, Jay-Z substituted “Mitt” for “b**ch” during a performance of “99 Problems” at an Obama rally in Ohio (video below).

PappyD61 on November 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Not going to build it.

PrettyD_Vicious on November 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Keystone is dead. Period. The. End.

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Keystone? That’s not happening.

maddmatt on November 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

Well thank heaven you are at the helm. I know I can sleep better at night knowing that you are leading the vanguard.

This whole thing disgusts me.

Let it burn down.

Gatsu on November 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Canada will ink an oil deal with China. sigh.

rbj on November 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

As goes Keystone… goes America.

FlaMurph on November 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Just tell us what will happen and we will bank on the opposite…

Just kidding.

tomas on November 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

The lost economic potential, and cost to the quality of life, in these eight years will be staggering.

wte9 on November 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I suggest everyone send solar panels to the victims of Sandy. Maybe then it will dawn on them how stupid solar panels are for an energy solution.

maddmatt on November 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Beyonce celebrated President Obama’s reelection on Tuesday night by taking a dig at Mitt Romney supporters.

The singer posted a photo of a piece of notebook paper which read: “TAKE THAT MITCHES” on her Tumblr shortly after Obama’s victory was announced.

It appears that the post has since been removed.

Earlier this week, Jay-Z substituted “Mitt” for “b**ch” during a performance of “99 Problems” at an Obama rally in Ohio (video below).

PappyD61 on November 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

How come we are allowed to compare Bush to a chimp, but not these two?

Archivarix on November 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN. … PERIOD, FULL STOP.

And not only that I predict that all those Bakken field wells in Dakota that are coming onstream and are free of Federal permitting requirements because they are on private lands are going to be brought under the Federal fold next year and no new permits will be issued and large numbers of the current wells will be shut down. American energy independence is not in the cards for us.

clippermiami on November 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

There won’t be any pipeline under Obama, just carbon taxes and $15.00 a gallon gas.

Axion on November 7, 2012 at 2:51 PM

There won’t be any pipeline under Obama, just carbon taxes and $15.00 a gallon gas.

Axion on November 7, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Do not worry, $15/gallon gas will generate enough subsidies to start building fast-train system all over the country. Capiche?

Archivarix on November 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

What is a Keystone?

docflash on November 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Do not worry, $15/gallon gas will generate enough subsidies to start building fast-train system all over the country. Capiche?

I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn that you might be interested in buying, hardly used, classic. Call me.

clippermiami on November 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

There’s nothing in Nebraska for Obama to care about. We are reliably red, we only have 5 electoral votes and we pretty much fly under everyone’s radar. The only person who could possibly put up a roadblock to nixing the Keystone is Warren Bufett; but Buffett’s railroad makes too much money hauling oil so Buffett’s pushing to kill the Keystone.

catsandbooks on November 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Do not worry, $15/gallon gas will generate enough subsidies to start building fast-train system all over the country. Capiche?

Archivarix on November 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Really who’s gonna do the work? Nobody wants to work any more.

bgibbs1000 on November 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Stopping Keystone will NOT stop that oil from being used. It just will not be used here, for our benefit.

The Chinese will gladly use it.

Quite frankly, the atmosphere dosn’t really care who burns it.

Jabberwock on November 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Not only will the Keystone Pipeline never happen, fracking will be outlawed.

sadatoni on November 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM

There won’t be any pipeline under Obama, just carbon taxes and $15.00 a gallon gas.

Axion on November 7, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Bend over!

Report: Obama May Levy Carbon Tax To Cut U.S. Deficit…

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM

And that’s why Jane Kleeb’s husband can’t win an election here in Nebraska. No matter. Left-wingers are experts at beating us outside voting booths too. This is how they do it: activism.

NebCon on November 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

If you ask me (and nobody is), we need to go down a darker path of spending a lot more resources devoted to sullying the Democrat brand.

After all, they’re the party of racism, they’re the party of division. They’re the party of fraud and corruption. They’re the party of 1984, thought control and the police state.

A relentless, unceasing, constant war of demagoguery is what is in order. Turn Obama’s negative ad campaign in Ohio into a national movement.

We need to fully embrace the Breitbart tact. We need to mobilize and promote counter-culture icons. We need a media that can reach the low-information voters with a message they can relate to.

hisfrogness on November 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

No pipeline. The unions will carp about it, but he’ll find some other project to placate them down the road.

Bitter Clinger on November 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Even more alarming is the prospect of putting a stop to fracking. This single innovation could be the cause of the greatest American renaissance since the industrial age. However, the fact that it will bring huge amounts of hydrocarbons to market is what will doom the technology for years to come.

MJBrutus on November 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

No pipeline. The unions will carp about it, but he’ll find some other project to placate them down the road.

Bitter Clinger on November 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Card Check.

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I wish environmentalists would drop dead… with all the Obama voters. Seriously, I’m just done being civil. My livelihood is being threatened, my kids’ lives being threatened to support lazy, entitled, pieces of crap.
Give us the damn oil you big eared socialist scumbag.

tyketto on November 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

ROFL

Enjoy your $10 gas and skyrocketing electric bills, Barky voters.

Now now, no whining, the Dog Eater told you this was going to happen and you voted for him anyway. Maybe you can start a garden on the roof of your brownstone or something, supplement the dwindling contents of your fridge since grocery prices will also skyrocket accordingly.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Report: Obama May Levy Carbon Tax To Cut U.S. Deficit…

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Obama can introduce it up his rectum. If he passes it through the House, Republicans will envy Gary Johnson in 2014. And if he doesn’t, it means he’s officially in full dictator mode, in which case Second Amendment Solution won’t be far behind.

Archivarix on November 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I just saw a an article indicating that Obama plans to institute “carbon taxes” to bring down the deficit. My recollection of the US Constitution is that all, and I do mean all, revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives or they are null and void. It sounds like Obama plans on instituting this tax by executive fiat and/or the EPA. Will anyone have the stones to oppose it, and will it matter?

totherightofthem on November 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Here’s the link to the carbon tax article, btw. Apologies if someone referenced this upthread. Haven’t had time to read backwards.

totherightofthem on November 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Card Check.

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

That, and building light rail projects all over the place.

Bitter Clinger on November 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

There’s absolutely no evidence of AGW, and not one prediction by the climate doom sayers has come true … yet the ignorant public doesn’t know this. They think we’re burning up and hurricanes just appeared in 2005.

darwin on November 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

most voters are juvenile, ill-informed, none-too-bright people that hang on every word of TMZ…that is how moronic they are.

the propaganda coming from the leftist press comes straight from the pages of the hard left Center for American Progress, Grist, et al.

we can now expect to see large scale dis-information against fracking, shale, etc. Voters start crying and trembling when you talk about nuclear.

they love barry on the late night shows…he’s sooo cute and funny.

oh, and yes that carbon tax will save the world…just ask the people who make 10M dollars a year

r keller on November 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Any bets on how second-term Obama is going to play it?

If he wants to cut his carbon footprint, he could stop exhaling.

Ronnie on November 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Sorry, J. Peterman beat me to it. Apologize for the duplication.

totherightofthem on November 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM

OT: The national pollster ratings are now out.

Top of the list: YouGov and Particularly Partisan People.

Near the bottom: Rasmussen.

Boy, did we pick the wrong hobby horse. We really shouldn’t have kept questioning the polls.

KingGold on November 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Keystone is dead.

Coal is dead.

Fracking is on life support.

Texas needs to lay hands on some nukes and secede. Maybe join back with Mexico.

I could be a Texican.

Yup.

Obama is our Gorbachev.

Bruno Strozek on November 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

No pipeline for you…. NEXT!

ouldbollix on November 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Save the planet.

Reduce the human population now.

Shoot an enviro-whacko-

with a lead-free bullet.

/I kid, I kid!

M240H on November 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

ROFL

Enjoy your $10 gas and skyrocketing electric bills, Barky voters.

Now now, no whining, the Dog Eater told you this was going to happen and you voted for him anyway. Maybe you can start a garden on the roof of your brownstone or something, supplement the dwindling contents of your fridge since grocery prices will also skyrocket accordingly.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Sorry Bishop, when your EBT card buys your food you could care less what it costs. When the monthly food allowance buys less, compassionate democrats will raise the limit. Utility bills? “Assistance for low income families” will take care of that. As far as gas goes, that will impact but not like it will impact those that don’t get financial assistance from Uncle Santa.

roy_batty on November 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

No worries about the 10 buck gas – can you say Gas Stamps?

Gotta get with the Brave New World, Bish.

Bruno Strozek on November 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Someone else will make that happen. NOT! It would be fn so ez to become energy independent, but we’re not going to make that happen. We have reached the height of insanity, and please someone, run a PAC now that shoots down the bs climate change theory.
The arguments are on our side against the leftist agw doomsayers. And it could have made perhaps a 2% difference (so we would have won, plus maybe taken the senate despite Akin and Murdock) in the elections if since 2010 we had embarked on a PAC campaign to systematically change public opinion on climate change. Conservatives are fired up about the issue, so any effective anti-AGW campaign would garner huge donations! Make the point about the deceptions revealed in the Hide the Decline Climategate emails, but stress 2 things: there is nothing unusual about current temperatures (the hockey stick was debunked), and, contrary to previous ipcc claims, there is NO causal correlation between CO2 & climate scale temps. None. And without the climate change baloney, there is no justification for O’s bankrupting green energy pie in the sky policies. None.
Oh yeah, and Sandy was just a storm. And storms of decreased over the last decades. There’s no logic behind the climate change media-driven hype. It’s bs.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

Our children will be equally destitute, and the world will certainly be a much colder place to live.

DarthBrooks on November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Blame Game II

The dropping stock market today is being blamed on the “fiscal cliff”.

The idiot class doesn’t stop to think that the “cliff” was there yesterday.

Today we have a renewed POTUS who wants to impoverish this country to chase unicorn fuel solutions to climate change.

Given the economic illiteracy and herd instincts of the talking heads, former President Bush will continue getting the blame for the country’s descent for the next fifty years.

I have been suggesting an attempt at a restoration of the Bush reputation for years but the Repubs never even tried.

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM

With all the new regulations I read, the epa is getting ready to spring on the engery businesses, we will be lucky to have anything for fuel unless it is foto’s green krap?
L

letget on November 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

One does not need fuel in a failed economy, which is what we voted for.

JIMV on November 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Any bets on how second-term Obama is going to play it?

Barry will do what he always does with difficult decisions. He’ll have it “studied”. Then put the “study” on the shelf, along with the results of “investigations”.

Just building up his future “library”.

GarandFan on November 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I guess Canada will be selling their oil to China after all.

darwin on November 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Reap the whirlwind, greenies.

PattyJ on November 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

heh, the electorate gets the government they deserve.

socalcon on November 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM

As much as I’d like to see that pipeline built – it wouldn’t help a bit without a LOT MORE refining capacity – which is also hamstrung with incredible blockading regulatory crapola

Katfish on November 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The reason 0bama did the other half of Keystone was to win election. That delay and feint of the Keystone Xl means it is gone. The Canadians are building to Vancouver to sell to the Chinese at higher prices and creating the construction jobs in country. Having said that, the Keystone XL would make America less dependent on foreign and hostile oils sources so 0bama will stop it even if it were still viable.

jukin3 on November 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM

In North Dakota, Rick Berg lost the senate seat to Heitkamp, who had anti-fracking lawyers as one of her (largest?) contributors ….
I’m still in utter disbelief.

OldChick on November 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I wish environmentalists would drop dead… with all the Obama voters. Seriously, I’m just done being civil. My livelihood is being threatened, my kids’ lives being threatened to support lazy, entitled, pieces of crap.
Give us the damn oil you big eared socialist scumbag.

tyketto on November 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’m feeling pretty hateful too. I just picked up my kids from the school, which is the only employer I know of in my small town that doesn’t have to comply with the Obamacare BS. I’m sure their benefits are better than most (NY State would do no less by their lazy, incompetent, failing, teachers) and they are over paid for their part time jobs. Frankly, if I had to talk to one of them I would punch them in the mouth. These union people better watch out if more people lose jobs while they live high off the blood of their neighbors.

magicbeans on November 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’m so sad and angry today that I just put my earbuds in so I wouldn’t have to hear the gloating of my predominantly liberal coworkers. Market is down 316 points today, company stock down $2, and people have the nerve to say this man knows the economy and is good for business???!!!!
This morning I had to explain to my family in Italy why half of our contry is depressed. For some reason they all think we love this guy.
*smh

RadioAngel on November 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Minor point of order – it’s not for the planet that Teh SCOAMF will kill all non-solar/non-wind means of energy production. Remember those nighttime satellite photos of North Korea? That’s our future, and for the same reason.

Steve Eggleston on November 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM

ROFL

Enjoy your $10 gas and skyrocketing electric bills, Barky voters.

Now now, no whining, the Dog Eater told you this was going to happen and you voted for him anyway. Maybe you can start a garden on the roof of your brownstone or something, supplement the dwindling contents of your fridge since grocery prices will also skyrocket accordingly.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What fridge? What little electricity you’ll be able to afford after electricity rates “necessarily skyrocket” will go to your government-issued TV so you can be told what to do next.

Steve Eggleston on November 7, 2012 at 5:04 PM

No worries about the 10 buck gas – can you say Gas Stamps?

Gotta get with the Brave New World, Bish.

Bruno Strozek on November 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Will they be tradable as the no-work-required food stamps?

Steve Eggleston on November 7, 2012 at 5:06 PM

We need to mobilize and promote counter-culture icons. We need a media that can reach the low-information voters with a message they can relate to.

What’s the point? They won’t listen to us. That much has been made clear. We are dinosaurs.

Hoard your possessions, those they can’t tax or regulate away from you, and move somewhere warm. And let them spend their way to extinction.

Ozwitch on November 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Every once in a while you hear about a millionaire died of starvation while his mattress was stuffed with a million bucks. That’s thew U S in having great big oil and gas reserves and sitting on them while we fund mid east terrorists with our huge oil payments.

Herb on November 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

We need to mobilize and promote counter-culture icons. We need a media that can reach the low-information voters with a message they can relate to.
What’s the point? They won’t listen to us. That much has been made clear. We are dinosaurs.

Hoard your possessions, those they can’t tax or regulate away from you, and move somewhere warm. And let them spend their way to extinction.

Ozwitch on November 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Except don’t come to CA because we just became the highest taxed state in the nation, thanks to the morons who voted in yet more taxes because its on “the rich”! (and also more sales tax for all)

RadioAngel on November 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

There is a way around it via Enbridge/Capline at 1.2 MILLION barrels per day capacity.

BTW, no oil sands are being shipped and production increases will be from wells rather than strip mining.

Just in case you want to know something about the subject.

Kermit on November 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

thew=how. Don’t ask me how.

Herb on November 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ozwitch on November 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

But we do have to do that. You have no idea how scared liberals are of conservatives. That’s why women voted against Romney–those two senators talking about abortion just reaffirmed what they thought.

Liberals took over the culture and made everybody comfortable with Marxism. Now we have to do the reverse.

I should know. I used to be a liberal.

PattyJ on November 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

So,Hopey stated that he’ll deal with the KeyStone Pipeline
after the election,

so,I’m in Canada,

were waiting for that phone call,but,don’t wait too long!!!

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

We need to mobilize and promote counter-culture icons. We need a media that can reach the low-information voters with a message they can relate to.
What’s the point? They won’t listen to us. That much has been made clear. We are dinosaurs.

Hoard your possessions, those they can’t tax or regulate away from you, and move somewhere warm. And let them spend their way to extinction.

Ozwitch on November 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Except don’t come to CA because we just became the highest taxed state in the nation, thanks to the morons who voted in yet more taxes because its on “the rich”! (and also more sales tax for all)

RadioAngel on November 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I’m in CA. And I voted against 30, because I’m a racist.

I actually think California might be a great place to start. There are better examples of the state’s failures here. There are more open-minded libertarian types here, per capita. The Hispanics here more or less have a direct experience with government that’s even worse than America. And you still get a sense that Californians can appreciate some rugged individualism. Breitbart lived here!

I know it seems counter-intuitive, but like Rush said this morning, liberalism CANNOT withstand intellectual scrutiny.

The left has won because of the youth vote, who are fresh out of indoctrination camp. It’s a long slog but that’s the level that we have to get down to. And, fortunately for us, the left’s unhinged true-to-form MO will be to advance every liberal policy they have. Won’t be long now before they’re rolling out the food police, the health police, the religion police…it’s all coming.

And they’re all great examples of “the man”, the out-of-touch ruling class that picks the winners and losers. It’s hard to be for the little guy when you’re the one with the billy club. The left must, I think by definition, embrace a hypocritical fascism that will inevitably be seen as an authority that has no legitimacy. And we must be there with megaphones to point it out, to sing about it, to fight against it as the little guys.

I don’t know. I’m just trying to find the victory in defeat.

hisfrogness on November 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM

No Keystone, no fracking, no coal, no oil, no nuclear, no hydroelectric.

That’s The One’s “All Of The Above” energy plan in a nutshell.

Only Holy Wind and Holy Sun will be allowed, anywhere, ever.

Here’s a good take on that;

Among the world’s physicists there was a feeling that usable atomic energy was perhaps the acme of all the practical gifts their profession could give to man. To have a part in making this gift a reality had been a hidden hope in many hearts. In this hope there had been no thought of atomic explosions except as one of the hazards to be avoided. We had been told that the earth’s supplies of petroleum could not last for many decades, and that the supplies of coal were diminishing. Where then would men find the source of power for an industry that over the centuries would demand an ever-increasing supply? Could it be from the sun or the wind? These were too fickle in most parts of the world. If only we could tap the energy of the atomic nucleus!

- Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, Atomic Quest, Oxford Univ. press, 1956, p.12.

Dr. Compton was speaking of the situation in advanced physics circles in 1939.

The physicists had already “crunched the numbers”, and knew that no matter how many illustrated articles were run in Everyday Science & Mechanics, wind and solar power were both non-starters. And they, too, were being told the “peak oil” story- it’s a lot older than its present advocates want to admit. Add in the tales of coal exhaustion being imminent (before World War Two!), and if atomic energy could be released, it would solve most of the problems.

They never dreamed that the “concerned friends of the earth” would smash it as thoroughly as they have, with scare tactics, propaganda ploys, and political maneuvers that would make Huey Long proud.

With The One in charge for another four years, the deep-ecos are sure to get just about everything they want. And they’ll get things they don’t want, too. Like rolling blackouts and being unable to use their IPads or recharge their Chevy Volts. Not to mention freezing their arses off in those hard winters they claim are a thing of the past. (It was 28 here this AM, and we’ve been having temps in that range overnight since early October- far earlier than normal.)

I hope they like it. Because the rest of us, especially here in the MidWest, will have to suffer right along with the stupid bastards.

Oh, who am I kidding. They’ll all just jet off to Cancun’ for another Global Warming Conference.

I hope they get ten feet of snow when Al Gore shows up.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 7, 2012 at 9:09 PM

We just went through a 90 minute power outage. I don’t know what happened to cause it. When I called with my cell phone, the power company just said there was a power outage “up north.”

A little bit ominous given the discussion here since I was reading this thread when the power dropped out. A harbinger of things to come. But I fear they’ll last a lot longer than 90 minutes.

It’s gonna get damn cold…

Kraken on November 7, 2012 at 9:47 PM