7 Infrastructure Act Provisions Just Passed Portend The Coming Nightmare

There has been little coverage of the baby bill just passed inaccurately called “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” that passed and it deserves our attention. The bill that is paving the way for the nail bitting bill, the $trillions spend-a-rama shocker, on the horizon. It looks like Manchin has held off the bazillion “biggie” “infrastructure bill” for at least this year. Here is what just passed.

Baker Electric Cars

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Below are seven examples, ranging from the silly to the sinister.

1. Green New Dealings

Section 40541 provides “grants for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities,” while Title XI — “Clean School Buses and Ferries” — establishes a “clean school bus program and an Electric or low-emitting ferry pilot program.” The Federal Aid and Highways section of the bill also includes an entire subsection dedicated to “Climate Change,” and mandates things like the reduction of truck emissions at ports and the implementation of a “carbon reduction program.”

2. Grants to Study ‘Tree Canopy’ Equity

Yup, you read that correctly. Section 11406, the “Healthy Streets Program,” includes a provision providing grants to entities conducting “an equity assessment by mapping tree canopy gaps” in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

3. Ideologically Motivated, Race-Based Identity Politics

Of course, no Democratic president these days is going to sign any law that doesn’t include an unhealthy dose of identity politics, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is no exception. The monstrosity of new rules, regulations, and spending contains an entire section dedicated to minority business development. This includes the establishment of a “Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Program”; a separate, similar program for rural minority businesses; grants to nonprofits that support minority businesses; and the creation of a Minority Business Enterprises Advisory Council. While there is nothing wrong in and of itself with supporting minority businesses, having the federal government give extra support only to one class of business owners based solely on their race is at best rooted in the sort of radical, anti-American ideology that promotes critical race theory and at worse is discriminatory and arguably a civil rights violation.

4. Destroying Roads and Bridges, Not Building Them

The new law also establishes the “Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program,” which provides funding to remove highways or “any other transportation facility that creates a barrier to community connectivity.” The program is based on the idea that much of the urban development done in the mid-20th century in cities like New York and Los Angeles was performed with racist motives in mind, or at the very least had racially discriminatory effects on communities of color. The problem with this ideological interpretation of history is just that — it’s an interpretation. Even the poster boy for supposedly racist urban planning, New York’s Robert Moses, has experienced a reputational rehabilitation in recent years. Tearing down highways and bridges based on subjective, ideologically influenced historical opinions at a time when the economy is already facing supply chain issues is extreme — and extremely foolish.

5. New Travel Tax Pilot Program

Section 13002 of the new law provides for the establishment of a pilot program to charge per-mile user fees for passenger cars and commercial trucks. This is a regressive, economy-crushing measure that will unfairly penalize working-class and poorer Americans.

6. Anti-Drunk Driving Technology

Included in the bill is a provision mandating the development of new anti-drunk driving technology in cars that could be standardized and mandated for all new vehicles in the next few years. While we can all agree that drunk driving is bad, we can also probably all agree that mandating investment in new technology to turn every new car into a mechanical snitch is not worth the added cost to manufacturers, consumers, or taxpayers.

7. A Federal Weed Stash House

Section 25026 of the bill, titled “Report on Marijuana Research,” mandates a report detailing methods and recommendations for “establishing a national clearinghouse to collect and distribute samples and strains of marijuana for scientific research.” This is ostensibly to aid in research into the effects of driving while under the influence of marijuana, but given that a Google search of “effects of driving, marijuana” retrieves over 33 million results in roughly half a second, one wonders if and why such research is truly necessary.

H/T: Zero Hedge

One has to wonder has anyone read what is in these bills? Special note:

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Bill includes $7.5 billion to invest in a national network of electric vehicle chargers.19

Electric Buses

The Bill includes $2.5 billion for zero emission buses, $2.5 billion in low emission buses and $2.5 billion for ferries.20

One has to ask why is Harris out looking foolish hawking charging stations?

Plan Funding

The Bill will be financed through a combination of funds, including repurposing unspent COVID-19 relief funds, unused federal unemployment insurance aid, imposing new superfund fees, and strengthening tax enforcement for cryptocurrencies.29

More here.

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Biden Begs China To Open Their Oil Reserves During Phone Call

One can only ask what else was discussed with Biden’s three hour phone call with XI. Let’s empty our oil reserves that are only to be used for a national emergency. Recall Trump’s comment that when he assumed office the reserves were depleted. Thanks to Obama who no doubt wanted us vulnerable. This is insane. And there are rumors that they want to dump Harris as VP? Impeach this senile old fool now. Save Taiwan. For sure it will be lost otherwise. Don’t forget Russia, now ready to move on Ukraine.

First thing Xi does is stick it to Biden in his opening remark.

 

The two main options being discussed: releasing oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and/or instituting a ban on US crude exports; are both expected (by experts) to result in higher oil/gasoline prices (and only provide very brief, if any, relief at the pump).

Well now we know there is/was a third option being considered…

The South China Morning Post reports that President Biden asked President Xi, during their virtual meeting overnight, to release China’s oil reserves as part of an economic cooperation pact.

 

According to a person familiar with the matterthe US has asked China to release oil reserves to help stabilize soaring international crude oil prices.

The issue was also broached during a phone conversation between Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken two days earlier.

“One of the pressing issues for both sides is energy supply,” the person said, which made us wonder just what China would want to give up some of that ‘supply’ for to help out its arch-competitor on the global hegemon stage?

SCMP reports that “currently, the energy departments from both sides are negotiating the details,” the person said, adding that China is open to the US request but has not committed to specific measures yet, citing the need to consider its domestic consumption needs.

The big question – obviously – is what did President Biden offer in return for this ‘favor’ from China?

Quid pro quo?

Does this kind of “political lobbying” reach impeachment-level actions? And what exactly is the US SPR for if not for this (ignoring the fact that, as we detailed previously, a modest SPR release would do little to help the average joe filling up his tank, and in fact could make it worse). Did Biden just tell China just how exposed he is domestically, politically?

Make America China-Dependent Again?

H/T: Zero Hedge

Meanwhile Biden continues to cut off any further drilling in the United States

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Inflation Roars – All part of the Biden Plan

There should be little doubt that the spiraling inflation we have is no less a product that was designed by this regime. Turn off the spigot of the source of energy with increasing demand will insure inflation. Even add to this, talk about shutting off another pipeline? Now why would that be? The setup for more government intervention. Anyone want to go back to the Nixon era of price controls?

The Nixon shock was a series of economic measures undertaken by United States President Richard Nixon in 1971, in response to increasing inflation, the most significant of which were wage and price freezes, surcharges on imports, and the unilateral cancellation of the direct international convertibility of the United States dollar to gold.[1]

If anyone thinks that this is not a contrived effort by the Biden regime I cannot encourage you enough than to watch the tape of Senator Toomey at the end of this post of Biden’s nomination of Cornell law professor Saule Omarova.   She is the Marxist pick to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a branch of the Treasury Department. That she should have even been considered for this position is the great reveal of what they have in store for us. 

But let me not get ahead of myself. Let’s set this up:

President Joe Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in regards to surging gas prices that President Joe Biden should “keep doing what he’s doing,” during a segment on CNN’s “New Day” with John Berman and Brianna Keilar on 11/10/2021.

“Keep doing what he’s doing.” I doubt she even knows what he’s actually doing.

If we still doubt any suspicions that Biden is out to destroy America, this one should do it.

Biden bank regulator nominee reveals her plan to radically transform US economy

 

Biden’s nomination of Cornell law professor Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a branch of the Treasury Department. 

Omarova is a controversial choice. Born in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, Omarova was educated in the Soviet Union, graduating from Moscow State University in 1989, and as recently as 2019 openly praised various Soviet policies. 

….

Although no one knows exactly what she wrote in the thesis, its title, “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” coupled with her refusal to hand the paper over to members of the Senate Banking Committee, has led many to believe Omarova’s views on Marx are out of step with Americans’ largely pro-market sentiments.

Even more pertinent, Omarova has called for moving most of the consumer banking industry out of private institutions and into the hands of the Federal Reserve

According to past statements, Omarova’s vision for transforming the U.S. economy involves significant centralization of investment and banking, putting a new public institution in charge, directly or indirectly, of virtually all economic activity. In an extensive interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes in 2020, Omarova outlined some of her most expansive propositions.

The idea that Omarova could soon oversee one of the United States’s most important financial regulatory agencies is shocking. But even if Omarova is rejected by the Senate – a very real possibility considering that some Senate Democrats have expressed serious concerns about her nomination – that the White House would even consider her to head a key regulatory agency reveals that the Biden administration is interested in fundamental transformations of the U.S. economy, not moderate policies that would unite the country.

If Omarova’s ideas are put into place, a politicized board central planners would effectively be empowered to lord over American society and eliminate many of the liberties inherent in our free-market economic system.

 

More at The Hill

 

Senator Toomey lays out the nightmare scenario of what Ms Omarova has in store for us.

 

 

Bonus:

For more on our Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, our stalwart Mustang wrote a previous post The Quest for Mediocrity (Or, keeping our standards low so that we can always attain them)

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Biden: ‘“We Will Take, Literally, Millions of Automobiles off the Road. Off the Road”

 

Joe managed to find his way to Scranton yesterday with this announcement that surly will help his poll numbers. Americans love our cars Joe. Better yet the man says “it will save millions of barrels of oil.” Sure, walking does too. The truth of the matter is he wants expensive gas. Restricting movement is part of the agenda.

It was a bizarre meandering speech. Here are a few of the low points. He was back to his well debunked Amtrack days. Actually it was pretty scary thinking this is the man in the WH.

 

 

How soon before we go through another cash for clunkers program when good used cars were destroyed by pouring concrete into the engine block in the name of this Marxist rot and this Green nonsense?

 

I think this about sums it up.

Jen Psaki is the face of this administration, since conversations with Biden are few and far between. Her snark grows by the week. Here is one for the books. I dare say the media cannot disregard her nonsense forever.

Classic Psaki. The bill hasn’t even been written yet it won’t cost a dime.

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Shock! Energy Secretary Granholm: US doesn’t “have much moral authority” to criticize China’s energy policies.

Biden’s Marxist lackeys keep rolling along. This time it’s Secretary of Energy Granholm. China emissions have tripled over the last 30 years and are on the rise while ours are going down. How embarrassing is that, flat out lying in order to try and pass an agenda so dangerous? And to liken ourselves with Communists via a carbon footprint? This is setting the stage for dissing America at the forth coming Climate summit.

This is looking up to be one grand Socialists party.

Yes, The U.S. Leads All Countries In Reducing Carbon Emissions.

According to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, since 2005 annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have declined by 758 million metric tons. That is by far the largest decline of any country in the world over that timespan and is nearly as large as the 770 million metric ton decline for the entire European Union.

Let’s keep in mind what Yellin has in mind for this little get-together.

Janet Yellen weighs visit to China, her first as US Treasury Secretary,  East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesTreasury Secretary Yellin

And it’s all hands on deck in destroying life as we know it. Let’s pump up inflation even more since everything is going so swell in the world. As if corporations will not simply raise prices to cover taxes.

Who else besides us will be paying this and how much more will this Administration & its minions (Yellin) be allowed to do to undermine our economy & future?

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday she is looking for G20 countries to reach political agreement on a global minimum corporate tax deal at their summit in October and has not ruled out a rate higher than 15%.

Yellen, speaking to the National Association for Business Economics, said the Senate Finance Committee is looking at a “slightly higher” overseas minimum corporate tax rate than the 16.5% passed by the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.

“We’ll see where it all shakes out, but my hope is that when reconciliation (legislation) passes, we will come into compliance with this regime, and we’re looking for political agreement to be achieved at the G20 summit at the end of October, and then countries will quickly put this into place,” Yellen said.

Some 134 countries agreed over the summer to support a global minimum tax of at least 15%, but low-tax Ireland has held off on endorsing the deal as it waits to see if the U.S. Congress accepts the Biden administration’s proposed tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans. read more

Back to our gal Granholm:

Granholm’s comments come one month before the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, where the Biden administration plans to flood the zone with 13 high level cabinet members and officials to meet with other world leaders on creating more commitments to limit global warming, while emphasizing what the US is doing to lower its own greenhouse gas emissions. 

Just embarrassing. She is saying this to peddle the Green New Deal.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has sparked a furor by saying the US doesn’t “have much moral authority” to criticize China over its energy policies.

During a roundtable conversation with Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, and other energy leaders in Grand Forks, North Dakota last Thursday, Granholm spoke on diversifying the state’s energy infrastructure and investing carbon capture. 

“You know, we’ve got a global problem and China is a big contributor to that — we are, too,” Granholm said. “And we don’t have much moral authority to say you should be doing this if we are not taking action and deploying the technology that we need to deploy.”

More at the New York Post

Biden will also swing by the Pope to get a pump on this Carbon nonsense.

WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings.

Biden plans to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis and poverty during his meeting with the pope, according to the White House. The meeting will take place on Oct. 29, and Biden will then attend a two-day summit of G-20 leaders in Rome, before heading to Glasgow, Scotland for the U.N. climate conference known as COP26.

I can only imagine the spectacle of Biden at the two day summit.

Bonus preview: Kerry will pitch in.

Meanwhile Joe is trying to figure out whats going on. Paging Nurse Jill. Cannot wait to see him in action at the Summit.

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States limit purchase of high end computers

 

 

This should clip the wings of those capitalists who need powerful computer capacity. Add regular gamers as well. States putting the brakes and limiting what kind of computer one can have. Falls under “Power Consumption Regulations.” Where did this come from? If we needed another example of a previous post The United States Descent Into Madness this is it. California has a special kind of madness considering they are suppose to be the tech capital of the world.

Looks like it’s back to this:

NEC Multispeed EL Computer“NEC Multispeed EL Computer” by lewong2000 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Approximately 59 million Americans spanning five states can’t buy Dell’s high-end Alienware brand desktop PCs “due to power consumption regulations.”

When one goes to the Dell Alienware online configurator to buy an Aurora R12 gaming desktop, a special notice appears which reads:

This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states. Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled.

Among other state policies, the prohibition puts Dell in compliance with California’s Energy Commission regulations which took effect on July 1. Under the new guidelines, annual energy consumption cannot consume more than 75 kWh/year, and cannot exceed an “expandability score” (ES) of 690, which includes idle power consumption.

 

California madness:

 

Computing Savings in California
Requirements for Desktop Computers, Thin Clients, MobileGaming Systems, Portable All-in-Ones and Notebook Computers
 
On July 1, 2021, desktop computers, thin clients and mobile gaming systems will be required to comply with the Tier-II performance, testing, marking and certification requirements listed inSections 16011608 ofCalifornia’s Appliance EfficiencyRegulations (Title 20). Portable all-in-ones and notebook computers must continue to meet the Tier 1 requirements that became effective on January 1, 2019.On December 9, 2021, computers with high-speed networking capability, multi-screen notebooks, notebooks with cyclical behavior, and monitors with high refresh rates will also be required to meet the performance, testing, marking and certification requirements listed inSections 1601(v) –1608 of Title 20.The regulations for these computer types are in addition to those that went into effect on January 1, 2018 for small-scale servers, high expandability computers, mobile workstations and workstations.
 Why?
 
According to the 2016 Energy Commission Staff Report, computers and monitors account for approximately 3% of residential and 7% of commercial energy use, qualifying them as large electricity consumers. Much of the time, these products are turned on and consuming electricity but are not actively being used. The Energy Commission recognizes four different non-active operational modes: short-idle, long-idle, sleep and off-modes.Some computers consume 50 watts of electricity in these idle modes.The Title 20 standards are cost-effective, technically feasible and limit the amount of electricity computers and monitors are allowed to consume when not in active mode. The standards are designed to reduce energy consumption in active mode without interfering with performance. The standards set targets for energy consumed in the four non-active modes based on a computer’s “expandibility score” (ES). The ES considers the number and type of interfaces offered. There are also allowances for additional energy use if the computer offers additional functionality, including:• Add-in Cards• Additional Hard Disks• Graphics Cards• High Bandwidth System Memory• High-speed Ethernet Capability• Integrated Display• Refresh Rates Above 300 Hz (monitors)• System Memory• Video Surveillance Cards• Wired Ethernet or Fiber CardsThe base total energy consumption targets are determined by a product’s ES, which is contingent on the type of interfaces present in the system as sold or offered for sale.
Relevant Code Sections
California Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Title 201602(a) and1602(v) – Definitions1604(v)(4) – Test Methods for Computers1605.3(v)(5) – State Standards for Computers1606 – Filing by Manufacturers; Listing of Appliances in Database1607(b) – Marking of Appliances (Name, Model Number, and Date)
 
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Biden sick pedophile behavior – couldn’t help himself this past week.

Joe Biden has zero grip on reality and our enemies are laughing hysterically at us right now. Biden took a moment in his speech yesterday to say white supremacy is more dangerous than foreign terrorism.  Worse, he approached three young girls this past week with the same sexual overtones that he has exhibited in the past. The media remains complicit in covering his rapid decline other than a few bloggers. 

Plenty of creepy online videos emerged of Biden manhandling young children in the past. In these videos, Biden was shown grabbing young children who were attending the induction ceremonies of incoming members of Congress or the Obama administration. Plenty of women have complained as well and we have all seen the clips.

These images would have ended the presidential aspirations of any Republican candidate, but Biden persevered after pledging to improve his behavior. At the time, Biden claimed that he would “be more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space.”

CMV: Joe Biden is a sexist, pedophile, and/or sexual predator. :  changemyview

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The holiday weekend proves he is not capable of inhibiting his behavior. First his bizarre remark regarding White Supremacy.

Can Joe Biden remind me of the last time a ‘white supremacist’ hijacked an American plane and killed 3,000 people with it?

And who burned down all the cities last year and is still doing so? Wasn’t white boys.

Here we go with yesterday’s ice cream lure of the day. Does he lure them into the WH to see his puppy? Right, the dog does bite.

This is what we have to look forward to at the end of the trail with Biden. Just think, all of this in one week. What is the world is she talking about?

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Climate Official : ‘We have to break your will’ – regular people who heat homes

 

Every now and then they say really what they plan and the thoughts they have for our future. Break our will? How about our bank account and destroy our standard of living. One can only wonder where the outrage is over the XL Keystone pipeline. Here tis:

A Massachusetts climate official said people who heat their homes and fuel their cars will need to have their “will” broken in order to combat emissions and climate change.

“I know one thing that we found in our analysis is that 60% of our emissions come from … residential heating and passenger vehicles,” said David Ismay, Massachusetts, undersecretary for climate change, during a virtual meeting with the Vermont Climate Council. “Let me say that again: 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now, there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and now break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will.”

Ismay reasoned that climate agencies were running out of options.

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“It’s frightening to think an official so high up in the Baker administration is bragging to an out-of-state group about the economic pain he wants to inflict on the very people who he’s supposed to work for,” Paul Craney, a spokesman MFA, told Commonwealth Magazine. “Remarks like this have no place in state government. Ismay should be dismissed from his position in state government, as he’s clearly demonstrated he does not have the best interests of the residents of Massachusetts at heart.

H/T: Washington Examiner

Ed: You think so?

Meanwhile:

Oil futures reach 13-month high as global stocks advance with U.S. markets shut

The rally in commodities that some say is the start of a supercycle continued on Monday, buoying resource stocks.

The West Texas Intermediate contract CL.1 , the leading benchmark for oil in the U.S., topped $60 a barrel for the first time since Jan. 2020. Other commodities including platinum PL00 also advanced.

 

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

Biden Harris pincher move against Manchin not a big success

If we are concerned about the GOP not pulling their oars together, one can only wonder what was in the thinking of the Biden/Harris presidential pair. It doesn’t sound like they are keeping in mind they need each and every one of the Dems to keep on rolling over the GOP setting aside reconciliation. Schumer no doubt must be chaffing that Manchin doesn’t support getting rid of the filibuster  but it’s not a popular concept to go behind a Senator’s back and undermine him. So the squeeze was to put the Governor and Biden against Manchin. Not enough? Then go over Arizona way an aggravate things there.

CHARLESTON/HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – After airing Thursday evening, WSAZ’s exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris drew national attention.

Friday morning, the White House answered questions about the vice president’s appearance on two stations — one in Arizona, the other on WSAZ.

The interview even took U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., by surprise. Friday morning, Manchin visited one of West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics. His visit comes just one day after the vice president spoke with WSAZ’s Amanda Barren about the proposed “American Rescue Plan” (ARP).

“I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin said. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together.”

“We want to make the case to the American people across the country (…) This is a way to do just that,” Psaki said.

Psaki was then asked by a reporter why Arizona and West Virginia were chosen specifically.

“I think [the vice president will] do a number of additional regional calls and regional interviews, as will members of the team,” Psaki responded.

“We met [Pres. Biden’s] economic team and they put out what they wanted. We said, ‘Just show us the figures.’ Because people need to know. We want to help everybody that needs help,” Manchin said. “But if a person is making $250,000 or $300,000, I don’t think they’re in much as need as a person making $40,000 or $50,000. We’re going to target it.”

Thursday, the vice president told WSAZ’s Amanda Barren she and President Joe Biden ran as Democrats, but “we are Americans and we will lead as Americans.” Vice President Harris added, “The reason I am here in West Virginia talking with you is because everybody matters whether you voted for us or not.”

Now back to this West Virginia governor business. This is a born again Democrat/Republican who rode the coattails of Trump and became a Republican again.  Trump won W.VA by 39 points.

James Conley Justice II (born April 27, 1951) is an American businessman and politician who has been serving as the 36th governor of West Virginia since 2017. With a net worth of around $1.9 billion, he is the wealthiest person in West Virginia.

Although Justice was a registered Republican before running for governor, he ran as a Democrat and defeated the Republican nominee, Bill Cole. Less than seven months after taking office, Justice switched back to the Republican Party after announcing his plans at a rally with U.S. president Donald Trump in the state.

Whichever way the wind blows apparently.

Whoopi apparently thinks it was just fine. Actually a couple of them figured it out how it works.  Manchin votes with the GOP about 50 percent of the time.

Kamala Harris once again demonstrating her lack of familiarity with the energy sector, yet, for some reason, she intends to regulate it.

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Watch out for Biden’s next land grab via the Monuments Act

 

In the waning days of the Obama administration, Obama  finished off his ravaging the land taking control  of more land to make sure we would be energy dependent and finish off tens of thousands of good paying jobs. I listened closely to Biden’s first day of E.O.’s and a close ear would have heard him add  he wanted to “expand the Monuments land.”

Let us be clear what that is suppose to be:

What did the National Monuments Act do?
In 1906, Congress passed the General Antiquities Act. The Act, drafted by an archaeologist, gave the President the power to set aside objects and structures of historic and scientific interest as national monuments. 54 U.S.C. 320301.

No surprise, it’s been abused to grab tons of federal land. Once land is set aside and cannot be reversed.

So we ain’t see nothing yet… Let’s take a look at just how devastating has been so far.

Flashback: Obama eyes taking control of the Arctic, adding to Monuments Act

We learn that Obama has eyes on the Arctic. Of course, to remove any opportunity for oil and gas exploration and adding to the larder of government controlled land and water. In the last year alone added 750,000 acres. All under the Monuments Act. The result? No turning back. Of course he will do this and much more. Here tis;

In September President Obama created the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, roping off around 5,000 square miles in waters near the coast of Cape Cod. The month before, he designated over 440,000 square miles in the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii.

Now, as the president begins his lame duck stint, environmental groups are pressuring him to turn his focus to Arctic waters, with the goal of permanently banning oil and gas development in the region. And that prospect has become even more likely following last week’s election result and the advent of a Trump Administration, which has pledged to provide industry with greater access.

President Obama‘s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act is already unmatched. In an effort to secure his environmental legacy, his administration has created or enlarged 26 national monuments since 2011, including 14 in just the past year and a half, collectively totaling more than 750,000 square miles.

Any national monument designation is effectively final. That means portions of America’s Arctic Ocean bestowed with monument status would be removed from oil and gas development forever, even if a later administration, with the benefit of hindsight, wanted to reverse the order.

If environmental groups are successful in banning offshore oil and gas development, it will have dire and lasting consequences. More at Washington Examiner

Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government 

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, 400,000 square miles, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

I just got done posting on August 22, 2016 Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah

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Obama Designates National Monument in Maine, to Dismay of Some New York Times – 3 days ago

Mr. Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of rugged terrain

It became by far the largest region of federal parkland in Maine, surpassing the 48,900-acre Acadia National Park on the coast

Hawaii

Obama used a presidential proclamation to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by over 400,000 square miles. The preserve now stretches 582,578 square miles, the world’s largest marine protected area. .

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Previous posts of land grabs that may be of interest:

Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE .Then we have President Obama designates five new national monuments add Obama Stretches ‘Antiquities Act’ to Include Three New National .

I will give you this one  With 3 California Sites, Obama Nearly Doubles Public Land and we have 

The government already owns two-thirds of the 13 Western states. This doesn’t include State and Local government ownership.

Given the nation’s possible dependence on foreign sources of energy, it seems like it’d be a pretty bad move for the president to use his executive power to tie up more lands via the Antiquities Act–a measure generally intended to preserve historic landmarks.  Percent of Federal Land own in Western States:

  1. Nevada           84.5%
  2. Alaska            69.1%
  3. Utah               57.4%
  4. Oregon           53.1%
  5. Idaho              50.2%
  6. Arizona           48.1%
  7. California        45.3%
  8. Wyoming         42.3%
  9. New Mexico     41.8%
  10. Colorado          36.6%

 

 

 

Hang on folks, he is just getting started.

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