Cap and Trade and Irrationality

There’s a lot of talk now about how the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf may make it easier for Obama to pass ‘cap-and-trade’ legislation. This legislation would cap the amount of pollution that is allowed in America, and then let companies buy and sell the ability to pollute. If your company pollutes … Continue reading

Worst Case Scenario

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Transocean Deepwater Horizon/BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. From Bloomberg: “The worst-case scenario is Christmas time,” Dan Pickering, the head of research at energy investor Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. in Houston, said. “This process is teaching us to be skeptical of deadlines.” Actually, … Continue reading

That Good Gulf Gas

Well, it turns out that there’s a lot more oil being spilt in the Gulf than anyone knew. Or, at the very least, than anyone was saying. The story has been that the spill was releasing about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) every day. Those numbers were generated early on by government scientists using a method … Continue reading

Gyro-dope

Well, I may be prescient. The markets took a huge, record-breaking dip yesterday, and it looks like the result of a careless error. The same kind of error that could be caused by the consumption of substandard gyro meat. This is exactly what I predicted in a post just this Tuesday in my analysis of … Continue reading

Greek Tragedy

I’m as worried as anyone about this whole Greece situation. Their economy is in tatters, their government is broke, and bailing them out may collapse the European Union. And who knows what that could foment? Utter chaos in the United States. Let me paint a terrifying narrative of what could happen: Greece needs money. A … Continue reading

Poll: Why did the Transocean Deepwater Horizon burn and sink?

At about 10pm, forty-one miles off the coast of Louisiana, an explosion rocked Transocean Deepwater Horizon, an oil exploration rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The cause is currently unknown, and may be unknowable. Any guesses about the cause are pure speculation. What do you think happened?

Drill Baby Drill

Well, the left has moved into full “I told you so” mode. They are taking the recent incident with the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig as proof that oil exploration is inherently dangerous to our environment. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is one isolated incident and not really indicative of the safety … Continue reading

A Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

I know I’m not going to make any friends, but that’s not why I’m here. I have to say something, before it’s too late. There’s a vast communist organization in America, and almost no one is aware of it. Money is being taken directly from hard-working Americans and funneled toward people who are choosing not … Continue reading

A Well Deserved Break

Well, that didn’t take nearly as long as I had hoped. The reconciliation bill passed (with the changes) and was passed by the House as well, all before 9pm Thursday. I guess they’ll relax Friday, maybe take a sauna, and think about how to best convert America into a progressive socialist oligarchy after the break. … Continue reading

Not the Right Way to Make Your Point

This last Friday, two days before the vote on Obamacare, bricks were thrown through the windows of the Niagara Falls office of Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and the Rochester offices of the Democratic Party of New York. At about 2:40am Monday morning, just after the passage of Obamacare, the windows of the Tuscon office of … Continue reading