Two interesting bits of energy news

First, the price of oil is going up. It’s over $66 a barrel and show signs of continuing to go up.
Ace thinks that our Dear Leader is going to loose some of his popularity as gas prices climb over $3 a galleon and shoot toward $4 a galleon.
Quite possibly, but then a lot of his supporters, like our Dear Leader, want gas prices over $4 a galleon. They want to kill the SUV and the suburban mom’s best buddy, the minivan. They want solar and wind power generation stations built, but not in their neighborhood.
The GOP should make the most of rising energy costs, and energy costs will rise due to the Cap & Tax scheme going through the democrat controlled congress, by pointing out how our Dear Leader and the democrats are blocking access domestic sources sources like oil, natural gas and coal. They are also blocking the choice of many serious environmentalists, Nuclear Power.
Ace may have a point, since unemployment is continuing to rise, and increased inflation is pretty much a sure thing.

The other bit of energy news comes from Planetizen. It seems that domestic underused natural gas capacity could almost completely replace our current coal-generated electrical energy. Natural gas burns much cleaner than coal and can be used to power motor vehicles as well. Coal can be converted to a liquid fuel, but it is generally less clean than using natural gas.

Bottom line, the spike in energy prices doesn’t have to happen, or at least it doesn’t need to be as bad. The spike will occur because Barack Hussein Obama and the democrats in Congress want higher energy prices to drive their political agenda. If the GOP can’t build a message around that, they are political incompetents who deserve to lose. The only problem with that that American people will pay the price of the democrat’s political agenda with a longer and deeper recession and a declining dollar as inflation climbs.

No recession at the White House, Part II

Part I was our Dear Leader’s wife venturing out casually wearing $540 French designer sneakers.

Now it’s a tax payer funded “date night” trip to New York City on Air Force One our Dear Leader and his wife, while unemployment is climbing to Carter Era levels and Government Motors is expected to file for bankruptcy on Monday.

Our Dear Leader was “ready to rule on day one“, what he wasn’t ready for was to be the President of the United States of America.

The Obama Justice Department’s disturbing record on Civil Rights

The Justice Department dismissed the lawsuit against several members of the New Black Panther Party in what appears to be a clear case of voter intimidation in Philadelphia during the 2008 election.

Just in case you missed this one, here is a video replay.

Ms. Malkin has a followup post on the subject with links to Election Journal and the Washington Times.

If this is what we can expect from the Obama administration in the way the Justice Department handles Civil Rights cases, it is only going to get uglier. Seriously ugly, like Janet Reno ugly.

Quote of the Morning

“Whether you like it or not, gun rights are civil rights. If you are against gun rights, then you are in the same pack as the Klan and the communists, and are as likely to vote to shut down churches and newspapers as you are to license and register guns.” — Guy Smith

History is repeating once again

Stephen F. Hayes at the Weekly Standard asks “Is Obama Trying to Kill the CIA?”

He makes some interesting points, but let us review the history of the democrat party.

“[I will] totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, nail by nail, brick by brick” — Ron Dellums, D-Calif, 1993, after House Democratic Caucus elected Dellums chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

This behavior is nothing new. The last democrat President who saw National Security as a priority was John F. Kennedy.

A quick “climate change” roundup

First off, Communist China isn’t planning on changing its behavior of building filthy dirty coal fired power plants at the rate of one a month and subsidizing gas prices to promote the habit of driving cars and trucks.

Next, I remember some of my leftist friends expressing joy over our Dear Leader appointing a scientist to the position of Energy Secretary. Well, now this scientist is proposing painting house roofs white and “lighting” road surfaces in order to reduce “global warming.” Can somebody please point out to this scientist that the global temperature has been actually been decreasing for the past decade.

To wrap things up, 25 Global Warming Debunking Videos Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See.

A disturbing fact about Obama Supreme Court pick Sotomayor

According to the American Bar Association, Judge Sotomayor is a member of the National Council of La Raza.

Let us review what “La Raza” is. First thing, lets translate “La Raza” from Spanish to English. It means “The Race.” It is a Hispanic supremacy group with a fairly nasty history.

Sotomayor is very likely to be appointed to the supreme court. Our Dear Leader has a lot of political capital and his party has a very strong majority in Congress. That doesn’t mean that the Republican minority should roll over and rubber stamp her nomination.

Her legal history and rulings as a judge should be addressed and she should have to answer serious questions about them.