GrokTALK! Oct. 18th, 2014 – Who’s Got The Energy?

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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It’s another great show, with lots of energy on the topic of energy.  Susan Olsen, Steve Kenda, Jane Cormier, and NH House candidate Robert Forsythe join us as we talk about Democrat opposition to the Keystone pipeline, energy and electricity policy and how screwed we are, Ebola–incompetence or intent, Irish Reparations (that’s a joke), Detroit, […]

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Carol Shea-Porter – Somewhere a Village Is Missing Its Idiot.

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong NH has some new video (after the jump) in which Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter says she supports an all of the above energy plan, then explains why (despite that) she still opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline. Why? 1) It’s From Canada. 2) The Koch Brothers. Somewhere a village is missing its idiot. […]

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Democrats Have Nothing to Do With This

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014
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Remember.  Just about every Democrats swore we could never drill our way out.  They, their green backers, and the Obama Administration have done nothing but get in the way of domestic energy production they could not control.  Thankfully, more than a few folks ignored them.  And now the Saudi’s have opened the stops on oil […]

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What If We Could Drill Our Way Out…

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2014
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File Under: The TEA Party was right again. The United States is set to be crowned the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum this week, knocking Saudi Arabia off the top spot for the first time in two decades.  The Shale-boom states are booming. (Times UK/Pay wall) The United States is set to be crowned […]

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Texas is booming – thank cheap energy!

by Skip September 28, 2014

The money part was the focus – but it was the last line that should catch EVERYONE’s attention (and then think about it) The economists had predicted just last year that they expected the total economic impact to South Texas to be $89 billion in 2022. Instead, they now estimate that the impact has already […]

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EPA Regulation Supporters – never thinking of the ramifications on others

by Skip August 8, 2014

The new CO2 emissions regulations now being put forth by the EPA is going to have a huge impact on the American economy and people.  Here, Dan Joseph of MRC TV went to interview (yeah, in DC he gets to do interviews with all kinds of folks) some folks that were demonstrating FOR the EPA to […]

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Jeanne Shaheen Spends Over 20 Trillion in Six Years – Needs More Or Else!

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen and more than half a decade of Democrat majority Government have spent more than 20 trillion dollars on that government.  We’ve had plenty of advertised stimulus, some of it sold as specific to the very thing that now motivates the US Senate to ask for a raise in the Federal gas tax. Failure […]

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Obama Coalition About to Come Apart…

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Obama Coalition is about to come apart – American Spectator Obama’s critical support comes from the upper crust of America, the citizens who live comfortably sheltered in academia and the non-profit sector, who don’t care much about electricity or the manufacturing economy but who honestly believe that we can shut down the whole middle portion […]

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Data Point – Net Oil Imports 1985 – 2014

by Skip May 16, 2014

From AEIdeas: I got my license right after OPEC declared war on the US with an oil embargo so I remember the outcry that the US had to become “Energy Independent”!  And for the last 50 years I have listened to politician after politician say “I WILL DO THAT!” during every election cycle – and […]

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GrokTALK! 5/10/2014 – Groksters talk about the NofW, Kevin Bloom talks about State House goings on

by Skip May 11, 2014

We are NEVER at a loss about things to talk about and this week on GrokTALK!, we did not have a power drop on talking.  From the Pre-Show, we continue to talk a bit about power and the News Of The Day during Segment 1 and then in Segment Two, Kevin Bloom stops by to […]

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GrokTALK! 5/10/2014 – The Pre-Show (Energy)

by Skip May 11, 2014

Every week, mostly, we turn on the cameras early (somewhat) to make sure that we are all set technically and, well, we’re talking about what we’re blogging anyways.  So we figure that you might just want to listen in!  Generally unscripted and completely free form, you might like what we are saying, so why not […]

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Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014
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Seeing as I posted one of these for Senator Bob Smith today, seems only right to do the same for Jim Rubens… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2014 Contact: Brian Tilton, Communications Director 603-504-2753 Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives Energy independence, reducing gun violence among issues highlighted on newly designed website This week, the […]

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Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Notable Quote – Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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“I don’t have a position on whether the Keystone Pipeline should be built. That is for the secretary of State and the president. But I will say that the decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one.” c/o Powerline

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Polar Vortex “Excuse” Makes Senator Jeanne Shaheen Look Like a Moron

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Warming creates warming.   Warming creates cooling.  NH Democrat Timmy Horrigan informed us (in comments)  that Global Warming Theory predicts more snow (which will come as a surprise to Senator Jeanne Shaheen).  And now we’ve got this newly imagined polar vortex thing to explain the cold temperatures that none of those computer models from all those […]

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Data Point – about all that talk about the rise of renewable power sources?

by Skip December 18, 2013

All those assertions that renewables are expanding at 100%, 200%, x%?  Yeah, its possible when you start pretty much at zero: In other words, the Energy Department’s not expecting a lot of progress for renewable energies as a fuel source for America, even after almost 100 years of efforts from politicians like Obama and billions […]

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As a Matter of Fact – We Can Drill Our Way To Cheaper Energy (So Drill baby Drill!)

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2013
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How many times do we have to say it?  There is just so much our Democrat Friends ‘Believe’ that just isn’t so.   And we can add drilling our way to lower gas prices to the list.  (I can’t believe we even have to make the case that increasing the supply of anything can and typically […]

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Democrats Set New Record

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013
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Here’s a feather for your cap, Democrat Party.  Party of the middle-class.  The compassionate party of Hard Working American Families™.  You guys, having had a majority control of congress for almost five years now, two of them with total control, are the first President and party in US History to preside over gas prices in […]

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War on Coal – battleground Ohio

by Skip August 14, 2013

The EPA is nothing more than Obama’s own “hatchet man” that is implemented his policy of Determined Weakness (TM) in the energy industry. Since he is above the Law and above the Constitution, our Constitutional Lecturer (and he has never stopped lecturing us) President, Obama can and is simply ignoring the fact that Congress never […]

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Poke a stick in the Treehugger cage again: “I am an environmentalist, and yes I do want to limit your freedom”

by Skip August 10, 2013

My, aren’t we being a little totalitarian here, eh (you WILL change your life according to my beliefs)? Your heterodoxy might need tweaking, especially if all of the warmist predictions (and the climate change models are all being shown to be wildly out of whack with their predictions to actual temperatures seen).  And if this […]

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Separation of The Climate Church And State

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2013

Liberals want to spend  your money to create energy “solutions” that can never deliver enough power to meet our needs, whose manufacturing processes are extremely harmful to the environment, that do not produce very many jobs, cannot be sustained without taxpayer support (many of which fail despite it), many of whose raw materials come from […]

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The only Obama campaign promise that has come true: “laser like focus on jobs”

by Skip July 7, 2013

When is the last time that a President decided to kill off an entire private sector industry?  Never recall seeing that in the enumerated powers of the US Constitution… (H/T: Powerline)

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Data Point: Who produces the most oil now?

by Skip July 6, 2013

Shale and fracking, baby!  Technological excellence at work.  And yes, this is driving all of the Enviro-DeIndustrializationers crazy (and Obama as well, I’m betting). (H/T: AEIdeas)

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Boehner on Obama’s Bright Idea to Add More Aggesive Regulations on Power Plants

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2013

I’d love to know where Senator Greene Shaheen, and Carol-McLane-Shea-Kuster stand on this energy-price spiking, job killing, economy punishing top down executive mandate on the way from Obama?  Seeing as they are all slaves to the green energy industrial complex and consistently support market distorting policies that favor them (and Obama is their guy) the […]

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The next time that Obama or anyone in his administration says “more carbon drilled than ever before”

by Skip June 18, 2013

Oh, oops!  He’d never say carbon or hydrocarbons – that’s akin to swearing in Environmentalesee.  He’ll say gas, or oil, or natural gas; those enviros must grit their teeth to shards every time he does it.  But when he says that, “more than ever!”, remember who is really making it happen. As you can see, […]

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Data Point – A Time to Drill

by Skip April 29, 2013

It is clear that if energy is needed, and it is found, it can be drilled for and drilled quickly.  It is also clear that Obama’s Administration does not believe it is needed nor wanted, so they slow walk it (if moving forward on one’s knees is construed as reasonable progress). (H/T: RedState)

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Data Point – US Energy Consumption per Dollar of GDP

by Skip April 28, 2013

Efficient! (H/T: AEIdeas)

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But can you get a Bachelor’s in both kinds of stupid?

by Susan Olsen February 11, 2013

              Following in the footsteps of Steve’s great post, I thought I ought to mention (if you hadn’t already heard) there is a student- advocacy organization at UNH called the Student Environmental Action Coalition pressing the university to divest itself from ‘oil and other fossil fuel’ companies.   Mimicking other non-reality-based […]

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Another stupid TV anchor – one of the MSM’s finest sounds a bit off key.

by Skip February 10, 2013

Progressives – the ones that claim that they are the reality based ones that are science oriented.  Well, Steve’s got the CNN looney bird that thinks approaching asteroids are due to our so-called “global warming” – her exclamation had to be both reality and scientifically based, eh?  And now, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell decides to lend […]

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Watt The CFL Is Going On Here?

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

While the total ban on incandescents was averted the old reliable ‘heat-ball’ is still nearing extinction in the US.  When we rang in this new year, January 1st 2013 began the ban on the 75 Watt incandescent bulb.  It may no longer be produced or sold once supplies run out.  It’s smaller cousins will not […]

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