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bachmann gas sign

During the 2012 presidential primaries, many campaign promises were made and many were ridiculed and mocked. Among those was a statement Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made back in 2011 when she stated: “The day that the President became President, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today. Under President Bachmann, you will …

Gas-Tax

When gas prices were over $4.00 per gallon, almost everybody was cursing the oil companies for their excessive profits. Many people argued that the oil companies were colluding to keep oil prices high. Liberal groups were calling for investigations and even regulation. So where are these people now that gas prices could dip below $2.00? …

termites

Buried deep in the archives of The New York Times is an article about termites. We have a hate-love relationship with the little creatures. We hate them because they can turn a house constructed from wood into saw dust without a homeowner ever knowing it. Watch a show like “Flip or Flop” on HGTV. It …

dirty coal plant

I was looking around the internet for one or more feel good stories as we head into Christmas. So I Googled “Feel Good Stories.” Several headings came up and I thought, okay, I have a lot to do so this will be easier than I thought to find at least one uplifting story to elaborate …

Warren+Buffett+President+Obama

From the first time the Keystone XL Pipeline bill was brought to Congress, Democrats have voted against it. Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that he would veto the bill if it made it to his desk. Democrats have consistently used hypothetical environmental disasters to justify their blockage of the bill that would be a huge …

crayons

The latest Democrat foible was to vote down the Keystone XL pipeline project. These nut jobs are so out of touch with political reality that they were willing to sacrifice a Louisiana Senate seat to the Republicans. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote, “I oppose Keystone XL, an ill-conceived project locking us into further dependence on …

supply demand

Kenneth C. Davis has made a great living with his “Don’t Know Much About” books. It began with Don’t Know Much About History. It became a mega-bestseller. He went on to write books on the presidents, the Bible, geography, the Civil War, the solar system, mythology, and other subjects. Davis has not written on what …

oil_price_down

While on vacation last week in South Carolina, I noticed a steep drop in the price of gas. By the time we came back home, I was paying $2.86 per gallon. In some states it’s even lower, a 55-cent swing from what I paid in Georgia. Not only is this good news for consumers; it’s …

made from oil

Capitalism makes it possible for most Americans, even the poorest among us, to live like the kings of old. The kings of world empires could only dream about the staggering material advances brought about by capitalism. Actually, they couldn’t dream about it since they did not have the categories to formulate dreams about cell phones, …

SolarPower

Call it Kentucky fried irony. An Oakland-based “green energy” company has abandoned plans to complete a 75-story solar energy tower in California’s Joshua Tree National Park because rays emanating from a nearly identical facility have been exploding the local wildlife. Seriously. Birds that fly into the path of concentrated solar beams can be instantly fried alive. A similar …

bad weather ahead

One of the arguments for new environmental laws is that the people most affected by man-made global warming are the poor. Not only is the science behind such claims of man-made global warming questionable, but any new laws will have a negative effect on the poor. As governments consider far-reaching, costly policies to mitigate human …

genesis-bible

We’ve got judges across the United States overruling what the Bible says about abortion and same-sex sexuality, claiming that religion and State must be separate, it’s OK to take money from some people and give it to other people, but when it comes to Global Warming all of a sudden the Bible matters. “Wednesday at …