Video Podcast – Confusion over Canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline

by: Brent Smith

No one likes an energy crunch more than me I’ll tell. When I pull up to the pump and see premium gas, which is what I have to use, for like $2.70 a gallon and regular for like $2.20 or maybe even less, I get really upset.

Long gone are those happy days of $4 plus a gallon of gas. Those were the good ole days I’ll tell ya.

Then Trump screwed it all up. Fixing the economy, record jobs for literally every one. And cheap oil and gas. That bastard!

Something needed to be done about it.

But Joe Biden to the rescue. He’ll set things back to the way it’s supposed to be. So on day 1, he signs an executive order, one of 27, to cancel that damn Keystone XL pipeline. Oh and he’s also planning on decommissioning several more currently operating pipelines just in case canceling the Keystone XL doesn’t drive up gas and oil prices quickly enough. read more

Florida Proving the Lockdown-Happy States Wrong

Wait … What?

You mean to tell me that draconian lockdowns, shutdowns, business and school closures, depression, isolation & suicide have, it turns out, not been effective?

from Daniel Horowitz at the Blaze:

Horowitz: With no lockdown or mask mandate, Florida has roughly same hospitalization level as 2018 flu season

The entire pretext for shutting down our liberties is built upon misinformation read more

A Government Waste Report

from Campus Reform:

Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report reveals how government forked over millions to universities for ridiculous studies

Sen. Rand Paul’s annual government waste analysis showed that federal bureaucracies wasted millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities.

These studies involved giving cigarettes to kids, developing a smart toilet that videotapes users while they defecate, and testing whether consumers like the taste of cricket powder.

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) annual government waste report revealed that the federal government spent millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities. read more

Hooray for COVID Stimulus – 6000 Pages of Nothing to See Here

by: Brent Smith

For decades, conservatives and fiscal hawks have been complaining about how much money the federal government spends. And the worst part of it isn’t the spending itself. It’s the fact that no one really knows on what we’re spending trillions of dollars.

Oh sure, on a macro-level, we can look at the budget, assuming we had one, which we don’t, and see that this or that behemoth department or agency gets X billions of dollars. But that’s all we know.

And of course this is done on purpose, so that the public will never discover where all that money is actually going. It’s why over the years, the sheer size of budget bills, or bail-out bills and now stimulus has ballooned to many thousands of pages. It makes it impossible for anyone to read, digest and comprehend who gets what and why.

This was explained rather nicely back in 2009, when democrat Representative, the late John Conyers slipped up at had a moment of honesty at the mic. read more

WND Exclusive – Government will never do without – only we peons will

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

I think it was Rush Limbaugh who long ago said that no matter what happens, no matter the situation, no matter what the economy looks like or how many are suffering – the government will never go without. They will never cut back or offer relief.

No matter what happens around them, they will always insist that you pay your taxes.

When times are tough, private sector companies will extend payment terms, lower prices, do whatever they have to do to survive, but to also do what they can so there customers may survive. read more

WND Exclusive – Will a Biden administration send our nation into a 3rd depression?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

First, you may be thinking, what do I mean a third depression? So let me rephrase it. We have had only one depression that we all know of, the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 through the late 1930s. I’ll discuss the other one later.

I fear that if all goes the way it could, with Biden as president and the Democrats taking the Senate, we will likely experience a third. And this one may be our worst.

I’m sure we’ve heard how the great President Franklin Roosevelt (he was a bad dude) ushered us out of the Great Depression by developing all those wonderful programs and spending all that money (we call it stimulus today). read more

Another Win for the Left – an Oil-Free Future, thanks to COVID

by: Brent Smith

Have you noticed yet that only one side of the spectrum has benefited from the panic-porn that is the coronavirus? The left.

And now there’s yet another leftist beneficiary of the COVID shutdown, lockdown hoax. It’s the Green movement.

I was always under the misimpression that Bloomberg News was all about finance and real news and stuff.

I don’t read it often enough to realize I was either always wrong, or that it took a hard left turn somewhere along the way.

I say this because I found an article about oil on “Bloomberg Green.” That should tell you all you need to know about the website, webpage and article. read more

WND Exclusive – From the Bad Biden Idea file: The post office bank

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Recently, the leftist site Vox posted an article of 10 executive actions a President Biden (almost choked on that) can do without congressional approval.

All were lame – energy, Green New Deal stuff, etc. – but one stood out because it has so far gone relatively unnoticed by the right, yet would be a disaster in the making.

It’s the creation of a U.S. Postal Service national bank. Yes, the leftist geniuses on the Biden transition team want the Postal Service, which is $160 billion in debt and lost a staggering $2.2 billion just last quarter, to create a national banking system. read more

Video Podcast – COVID Shutdowns vs Government Shutdowns

by: Brent Smith

38 major retailers and restaurant chains have either filed for bankruptcy or liquidated all together.

And then there’s the little guys.

As of August 31st, Yelp reported that the number had ballooned to 163,735.

But as staggering as that figure is, it pales in comparison to the numbers compiled by the Hamilton Project. They assert that as of only June, the number was actually around 400,000.

The bottom line is that millions of “retail” employees just lost their jobs forever. read more