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Finally Friday

That was for the benefit of those who still work for a living and the weekends are something to look forward to. When you’re retired, it’s just another day.

Mysterious truck blocks CNN’s view of Trump’s golf course in Florida
A mysterious truck blocked CNN’s view of President Trump’s golf course in West Palm Beach, Fla., one day after the network touted “exclusive” footage of the president hitting the links.
Noah Gray, a producer for CNN, tweeted a picture of a white box truck in front of hedges adjacent to the golf course on Wednesday.
He noted that during Trump’s winter vacation to his Mar-a-Lago resort the network has repeatedly captured video of Trump golfing from a public sidewalk. But, Gray said that was “not possible” on Wednesday.
The Secret Service has responded to CNN’s outragey reportage after a white truck blocked stalking journalists from getting clear shots of the president’s golf game. (Pulitzer Prize-winning stuff potentially, we know.)

Liberal Thug Screams at Disney Hall of Presidents as Trump Speaks — Then Posts Video Online
Disney World finally reopened the Hall of Presidents exhibit this month with a speaking animatronic version of President Donald Trump giving a speech that was recorded by Trump for Disney. One visitor to Disney World took video of themselves screaming, “Lock him up!” over and over and over again as he sat in the audience at the Hall of Presidents as the Trump animatron spoke.

Trump mocks ‘good old Global Warming’ as cold spell hits US
“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump noted about the freezing temperatures in New York and other cities.
“Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!”

NINE YEARS AGO… Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be Completely Ice Free by Today
Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”

Media Spends 2017 Attacking Melania Trump
This past year was marked by relentless media attacks and fake and misleading headlines about President Donald Trump. But when the media couldn’t get enough dirt on Trump in 2017, they turned their attention on first lady Melania.
Melania lives a relatively quiet life in the White House compared to previous first ladies, but whenever she stepped out in public, the media was champing at the bit for a scandal.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most ridiculous media attacks on Melania since her husband took office.

Cuomo pardons 61 people ahead of the New Year, including 18 immigrants
Cuomo pardoned 18 immigrants who had committed low-level offenses, saying his pardon was based on their rehabilitation efforts. Cuomo blasted President Trump’s hard-line immigration efforts in the process.
“While the federal government continues to target immigrants and threatens to tear families apart with deportation, these actions take a critical step toward a more just, more fair and more compassionate New York,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Philly Judge Who Resigned over Sex Scandal and Was Jailed for Lying to FBI Now Running for Congress as Democrat
Willie Singletary, a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, has announced his run for the First District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, who is also chairman of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Singletary, 36, has quite a record to run on. In 2013, he was caught up in a ticket-fixing scandal that prosecutors at the time said benefited only Philly’s rich and powerful and cost the city and state hundreds of thousands in unpaid fines.

Conservative fires back at Don Lemon, calls CNN ‘a dog whistle for race-baiting, anti-Trump bigots’
On Tuesday, radio host Todd Starnes was among the panelists who joined “Hannity” guest-host David Webb to take on CNN anchor Don Lemon’s assertion that President Trump use of “Merry Christmas” is a “dog whistle” to his base.

“So let me say something about Don Lemon and, quite frankly, CNN. Their entire network is a dog whistle for race-baiting, anti-Trump bigots. I mean, it’s 24/7! They really believe that ‘Merry Christmas’ is a dog whistle. It makes me wonder what they think the words ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ would be code for.”

The First Anti-American President
Barack Obama will no doubt be chronicled, among other things, as the first anti-American president. No wonder; he’s the product of an educational system that has become increasingly radical and anti-American with each passing decade, and his mother was a stereotypical leftist anthropologist with a passion for the Third World.
The pattern is unmistakable. As Luis Fleischman notes, Obama wanted to make deals with our enemies, Iran being the most dramatic example.

Trump Slams China For Secretly Helping North Korea
Late Wednesday China was exposed for secretly helping North Korea by illegally importing gas and oil into the country, a serious violation of UN sanctions
The alarm over North Korea grew louder this week after defecting soldiers from the regime were to found to have anthrax antibodies in their systems, indicating Kim Jong Un could be planning to develop and use biological weapons. The use of these weapons is a violation of international law.

Trump Is About To Repeal Obama-Era Fracking Regulations

President Donald Trump’s administration will give a belated gift to American energy producers and repeal former President Barack Obama-era regulations for hydraulic fracturing operations on federal lands.
The Interior Department is expected to publish a repeal of the rule in the Federal Register on Friday, and already the oil and gas industry are celebrating. Producers challenged were locked in court battles over the rule since it was finalized in 2015.

Trump Blasts Joe Manchin For Refusing To Work With Him
“Like Joe Manchin,” Trump said in the interview. “He talks. But he doesn’t do anything. He doesn’t do,” Trump said. “‘Hey, let’s get together, let’s do bipartisan.’ I say, ‘Good, let’s go.’ Then you don’t hear from him again.”
Manchin is up for re-election in 2018, but said in August that he doesn’t care about being reelected
I don’t give a s**t, you understand? I just don’t give a s**t,” he said in an interview with Charleston Gazette Mail. “Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that

Debunking Lies About Immigration and “Family Reunification”
Time to put the interests of American families first
Currently America has a population of unknown millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States covertly and without vetting by running our borders. Their presence in the United States and their very identities are unknown and unknowable.
We also have millions of illegal aliens who violated the terms of their lawful admissions into the United States and have gone “missing in America.”
Incredibly, so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” harbor and shield these illegal aliens from detection by the Department of Homeland Security and its component immigration law enforcement agencies, even as mayors of those cities demand to be given federal funds to combat crime and protect their residents against international terrorists they may be harboring.


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Look at the green facts, not the green spin


The TRUTH about fracking, natural gas and vinyl  [18:11]

H/t Bob

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Fracking: Leaner and More Efficient


In 2014, OPEC began flooding the global marketplace with oil in an attempt to depress prices to counter competition, largely from fracking.  Oil prices fell from $105 per barrel in June 2014 to only $29.04 per barrel in January 2016.

But, OPEC’s strategy backfired.  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OPEC’s artificially low oil prices succeeded only in making fracking companies “leaner and more efficient.”  In fact, oil production here at home remained relatively constant.

Now, OPEC has announced it will be cutting production, sending the price soaring to $52.04 per barrel, illustrating why we need to decrease our dependence on imported oil and increase U.S. production.



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EPA, not fracking, fouls wells

Nov 10, 2016: A landmark report by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) was released today showing the wells in Pavillion, Wyoming, were contamined NOT by fracking, but by the piss poor job the EPA did in drilling the water-quality monitoring wells.

WDEQ officials have also asked the EPA to plug and abandon those two faulty monitoring wells citing the “potential hazard they pose.”


In other news, a five-year study conducted by Obama’s EPA found ZERO evidence that fracking contaminates drinking water anywhere.

Case Closed: Landmark Report Clears Fracking and Debunks Activist Claims on Pavillion

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Being a Leftist means …

… never having to trouble your little grey cells with facts.

1970 Life mag

Also, Leftists tried to suppress study results because they show that fracking is “a safe source of jobs, prosperity and low-cost energy.” They find this result “disappointing.” That says a lot about the Left, no?

“Geologists at the University of Cincinnati just wrapped up a three-year investigation of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on local water supplies.

“The result? There’s no evidence—zero, zilch, nada—that fracking contaminates drinking water. Researchers hoped to keep these findings secret.

“Why would a public research university boasting a top-100 geology program deliberately hide its work? Because, as lead researcher Amy Townsend-Small explained, ‘our funders, the groups that had given us funding in the past, were a little disappointed in our results. They feel that fracking is scary and so they were hoping our data could point to a reason to ban it’.”

Surprisingly, this story made it into Newsweek.

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Anti-Fracking protests being funded by Russian oil company

Burning Springs

Those of us who have seen FrackNation already knew that Big Oil was funding the anti-fracking whack-jobs who refuse to look at decades of successful fracking wells and test data.  But wow … to have this factoid turn up in the leftie New York Times?!  Shocking!

“Before stepping down in September as NATO’s secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, ‘Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called nongovernmental organizations — environmental organizations working against shale gas — to maintain dependence on imported Russian gas’.”

The Russians deny it, of course, but I’m not impressed.

“Russian news media, she added, were curiously active in covering and fueling opposition to fracking in Pungesti. RT, a state-run Russian TV news channel aimed at foreign audiences, provided blanket coverage of the protests and carried warnings that villagers, along with their crops and animals, would perish from poisoned water.”

“Lessons from the Debate over Fracking”



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Environmental Impact Comparison: Fracking – Wind – Solar

Enviro impact - Frack v Wind v Solar



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MUST WATCH VIDEO for anyone interested in the fracking debate

“Expose: Hollywood’s War on US Energy”

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas expose the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood’s anti-fracking messaging machine.

An undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie for the express purpose of protecting Middle East billionaires from competition from American energy producers.

Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh and Rebecca Tickell all agree to take the money and hide the source of funds.

Sample Dialogue:

“Muhammad”: “My client’s interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?”

Josh Tickell: “Correct. Yes, super clear. We would never tell about where the funding is coming from. That would be really awkward for us. We’re confident that we can keep this zip locked, you know tight, air-tight forever. If we don’t protect who is kind of funding this thing, if we have to disclose that or that becomes a necessary part of it, the whole enterprise will not work. Money to us doesn’t have a moral vibration.”

Rebecca Tickell explains in detail how their connection to, which is sponsored by the anti-American Progressive George Soros. She also named groups they know that would be appalled by Middle Eastern Big Oil funding. She explains how she and Josh would happily CON these groups to sign on and sponsor the film WITHOUT knowing where it’s funding originated.


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About Fracking Fluid

For 3 DAYS out of the decades-long fracking process, the well has fracking fluid pumped into it. This fluid is supposedly the big bugaboo that is ACK POISONING OUT GROUND WATER. Except it isn’t.

“We have not had one case in which the fluids … have returned to contaminate ground water.”

John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

And, oh yeah, it’s not poison. It’s mostly water and sand. A tiny percentage is made up of TABLE SALT plus some lubricants and stuff that are found in cosmetics, household cleaners and food. In other words, it’s nothing we don’t all wash down our drains ALL THE TIME.

Fracking Fluid

  • Sodium chloride is common table salt.
  • Ethylene glycol is used in antifreeze. It is weakly toxic to humans, but breaks down in water or soil in a few weeks.
  • Borate salts is sold in grocery stores as Borax. It’s also found in creams, lotions, shampoos, gels, bath salts, and bath bombs.
  • Sodium carbonate is baking soda.
  • Potassium carbonate is used in both human and animal food and to soften hard water.
  • Guar gum is ground up guar beans. It is used as a thickener and stabilizer in many foods.
  • Isopropanol is rubbing alcohol.


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Lessons from the Fracking Debate

This is a fantastic video that is worth every minute.

Here’s a screenshot to whet your appetite.

2007 Federal electric subsidies

November 15, 2013: Ann McElhinney, Journalist & Filmmaker [56:00]

Delivered at Hillsdale College’s Free Market Forum, San Diego, California

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