Obama out of gas, Along came a Spider, A battle won against the EPA.

Excellent analysis, as usual, from VDH.

A Gasoline Nightmare

By Victor Davis Hanson

… Far better would be to explain to the American people why his team once wanted higher fossil-fuel prices and why that was or is wise or is no longer true; and, why he has radically curbed new leasing on federal lands, and why that is wise or at least once was wise from 2009-12; and why tapping the reserve or getting other foreign nations to pump more is helpful in a way additional American production would not have been; and why he will insist on budget discipline and restore balance in the purchasing power of overseas dollars.

On this subject there is so much documented material out there to confound our boy Barry’s lies. Video of his energy czar (still can’t find that position in the Constitution) carefully explaining why $8-$10 gallon gasoline is a good thing. His EPA chief has a raft of idiotic remarks and speeches including supporting her bosses war on coal. As it has happened in the real world, coal use is down, but the cause is the explosion (Oops, wrong word) of natural gas exploration and production.

With the resulting decrease in the price of gas and its increased use for generating electric power. Generating electricity has been the main market for American coal, and with the planning for future new power stations going to natural gas and no stations being planned using coal that’s not going to change. But Barry can’t legitimately claim any of the credit for this, since it’s private development of Fracturing Technology that did the trick. Despite the attempted harassment of the industry by his EPA goons.

Along Came a Spider: The Wonders of Spider Silk

No hyperbole, this really is wonderful.

Scientists have known for ages that spider silk (especially the dragline silk spun by the golden orb-weaving spider, a.k.a., Nephila clavipes) is pretty amazing stuff. It’s incredibly strong — ounce for ounce, it’s stronger than steel or Kevlar, although not as strong as fibers spun from carbon nanotubes. And it’s waterproof, and incredibly stretchy, able to stretch 30-40% before it breaks, compared to 8% for steel fibers and around 20% for nylon fibers. But who knew — other than perhaps Spiderman — that it also had antimicrobial, blood-clotting, and other wound-healing properties

Supreme Court sides with Idaho property owners over EPA

The Supreme Court has come forcefully down on the side of an Idaho couple in its fight against the Environmental Protection Agency, unanimously ruling Wednesday that the couple can challenge an EPA order to stop construction of their home on property designated a wetland…

…”The federal government is an intimidating force against ordinary citizens, and standing up to its bureaucracy requires extraordinary bravery. Thanks to the unwavering courage and selfless sacrifice of the Sacketts, Americans everywhere will be guaranteed the right to appeal a decision imposed by a government agency. Their victory also safeguards individual property rights against the encroachment of the federal government, a fundamental assurance of our Constitution,” …

We can’t win the fight unless and until someone has the courage to stand and fight. If you took the time to watch the video I posted the other day and watched it all the way through, you have seen many examples of this kind of governmental excesses and worse.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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