Obama Vetoed Keystone XL

obama-veto-timeYep! Obama vetoed a bill that approved the Keystone XL pipeline which would connect tar sands crude oil in Alberta, Canada with an existing pipeline, allowing 830,000 barrels/day to be pumped to US refineriest.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president vetoed the bill almost as soon as it arrived at the White House.

In a message to the Senate, Obama proclaimed:

The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto.

— Barack Hussein Obama

Truly, the only reason this is newsworthy or noteworthy is that Obama actually lived up to his promise – threat really – this time. He’s promised to veto anything that the Republican-led Congress puts on his desk thirteen separate times and this was the first bill in question.

Nor is the stated reason for Obama’s veto shocking for any reason other than its rare honestly. The boy’s stated reason wasn’t even the environment or Global Warming; it was that he demands the approval process solely the jurisdiction of the Executive branch, i.e., him and his people, specifically his State Department.

Of course, Obama is well and truly within his rights as POTUS to veto any and all bills that reach his desk and to do so for any reason or no reason at all. It’s just sad that America is stuck with a POTUS who chooses to excessive those rights out of narcissism, petulance, and childishness.

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Obama’s Singular Truth

As all Americans – and even a large number of Liberals, though essentially NO Blacks – know, Obama is a pathological liar unable to speak the unadulterated truth except in the rarest and most unintentional of instances.

To-date Obama’s singular truth has been one of those rare, unintentional instances. It was when Obama said that energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket” under his regime.

Obama filling station in Detroit, MI
Obama Gas Station In Detroit, MI

Even this wasn’t a totally unadulterated truth. Obama didn’t manage to get all of his energy agenda enacted. Yet, even so, fuel and electricity costs have risen under his regime, largely due to his and his coterie’s incessant attacks upon the energy sector.

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Solving For Urban Crime

[SinglePic not found] Solving for urban crime should be approached kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. Theyd go into a little Turkish town somewhere; theyd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.

And so you make examples out of people who are, in this case, not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there.

And, neighborhoods that are smart see that; they dont want to play that game, and they decide at that point that its time to clean up. And, that wont happen unless you have somebody out there making examples of people. So you go out, you look at an neighborhood, you find people violating the law, you go aggressively after them.

That’s my philosophy for solving for urban crime. You go into the ghettos and you crucify a few of the thugs. You make examples out of them and the rest of the hood toes the line.

And we do have some pretty effective enforcement tools. Compliance can get very high, very, very quickly.

You Can’t Do That!

The kindest, gentlest, and most civil cry from the Liberals and their minority tenants would be, “You can’t do that!” Most responses to this philosophy for solving for the Urban Crime question would be far more vicious and vitriolic, with some quarters making various threats of violence and insurrection in response to such practices.

Their response is, of course laughable – though history and current events have both shown Americans that the threats of violence from certain sorts must be taken seriously and dealt with accordingly – because their response is not based upon any sort of objective logic or moral standards.

Simply replace any reference I made to Urban Crime with violations of the EPA’s convoluted regulations and replace any references to neighborhoods or people with oil and gas companies and you have the statement that the EPA’s Region VI Administrator, Al Armendariz about his way of conducting operations in Texas.

Hear any Liberals or their minority tenants crying about tyranny, despotism, the police state, or anything over Al Armendariz’s way of running the EPA in his region? I sincerely doubt it.

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Untrue But Not Unfair

As has been discussed here before, there’s little or truth in any statement blaming a POTUS for high fuel prices or handing them credit for lowering fuel prices. No President has as any real power to affect such prices in the short-term.

That being said, it’s not truly unfair to chastise Obama over this issue because he has repeatedly “no quite called for” exactly a drastic rise in fuel prices in order to make it seem that he wanted to make the Liberals’ dream of “green energy” a reality, however Dystopian.

It's Here - Obama's promised skyrocketing fuel prices
As Obama “Promised,” Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Are Here

H/T to Soylent Green for the image.

Words have consequences and throughout the boy’s 2008 presidential election campaign Obama made statements endorsing a massive, though gradual, rise in fuel prices. So too does the choice of whom one surrounds themselves with have consequences and Obama appointed Steven Chu as his regime’s Secretary of Energy – a man who has been quite open about his desire to spike US energy cost up to European levels in order to make “green energy” commercially viable.

Given the above, while it’s untrue that Obama has raised or failed to lower gasoline and other fuel prices, it’s not unfair to chide him over them since their what he seemed to want his base to believe that he wanted. It’s a case of “Beware what you wish for,” especially if you wish out loud on an open microphone.

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A Green Economy

Ah yes, A Green Economy – the goal of the Warmists. Let us for a moment consider what this Green Economy might look like for the people of Civilized World. Be warned though, it’s not a pretty picture.

A Green Economy
People Striving To Live In A Green Economy

It’d likely look a lot like Berlin immediately after WW2, a shattered ruin of a once rich and vibrant economy with men, women, and children despondently shambling around in despair of ever making ends meet.

Yes, this wasteland is what a Post-Warmist Green Economy would most likely look like to the people of the Civilized World if the doomsday cult of Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Chaos / Climate Uncertainty were ever allowed to enforce their dogma and junk science upon society.

There’s nothing else and no better outcome that can be expected if they’re allowed to:

  • Destroy the current fossil fuel-based energy sector;
  • Price automobiles out of reach for most people and small businesses;
  • Drive up costs for all products and services;
  • Drastically increase taxes on businesses and families;
  • Wipe out whole sections of the job market;
  • Redistribute the wealth of the Civilized World to “developing” nations.

Fortunately for the Civilized World, this seems more and more unlikely of an outcome as time goes by. Yet unlikely does not mean impossible, so each and every man and woman must stay ready to defend ourselves and our children’s birthright by any and all means necessary – even if those means might make our gentler fellows squeamish.

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