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EPA Auto ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Scam Overlooks EV Recharging Costs

January 13, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Agencies of the Biden administration are pushing green gullibility and gushers of auto maker subsidy greed, premised on mythical wind/solar capacities. The purpose of this push is to foist electric vehicles (EVs) on legitimately reluctant free-market consumers and already overburdened power grids. EPA’s latest de facto EV mandate proposes to require […]

Heating Costs Likely To Soar, U.S. Foreign Energy Dependence To Increase

October 16, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ You might wish to rethink the importance of natural gas this winter as sunbeams and windmills fall far short of keeping your home water pipes from freezing and your Tesla recharged amid skyrocketing global energy costs. Americans are already feeling the pain as electricity and utility gas prices were up 5.2% […]

Electric Vehicles Will Run On Empty Green New Deal Pipe Dreams

August 17, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Nineteen seriously misguided Republican senators joined with Democrats to pass a behemoth 2,720-page-long $1.2 trillion ”infrastructure” spending bill of which a mere 23% — about $127 billion of $548 billion in new federal spending — is earmarked for popular priorities that most people associate with that term: highways, bridges, tunnels, ports […]

Green Energy Deficits Rely On Political Power Plays

July 25, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ So, maybe some of you seriously imagine that America is really going to successfully implement a Green New Dementia model of switching from recently achieved fossil-fueled energy independence (80% of U.S. supply) to planet-climate-saving windmills and sunbeams (that intermittently produce 3% or less)? Then, in addition, we’re going to replace 98% […]

Let’s Rebrand ‘Infrastructure Bill’ As ‘Anti-Suburban Zoning Bill’

July 13, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Buried in the depths of the Democrats’ proposed “Infrastructure Bill,” which is currently being negotiated with GOP congressional leadership is a $213 billion item — nearly twice the amount earmarked for roads and bridges — that will essentially put the federal government in charge of rezoning single-family homes out of your neighborhood. The plan, if […]

Beijing Power Players Poised To Pull Plug On Prospects To Go ‘All-Electric’

June 12, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Feckless far-left fantasies of trading away the 80% of American fossil-fueled energy independence and prosperity for technologies that are 80% dependent on China rare earth materials makes for a gullible green new deal that only Beijing beneficiaries can love. Included are 17 indispensable metals including lithium, that will be needed to […]

A Pipeline For Vladimir, Pipe Dreams For Joe

June 4, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Biden and his handlers certainly have a very strange strategy to protect us against the world’s greatest existential threat. I’m referring, of course, to climate change – certainly not to Democrat apathy regarding Marxism, China, or even Russia now that Trump is out of power to “collude” with. Joe launched […]

America’s California-Style Green Awokening

May 21, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The old adage that “as California goes, so goes the nation” has never been more true now that wagon loads of California businesses and families are heading for Texas and other red states. Mirroring caravans of “undocumented immigrants” crashing through America’s now-open southern border to escape oppressively impoverishing regimes, these and […]

Texas Power Freeze-Down Demonstrates Political Climate Craziness

February 22, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Texas just sent a very chilling message to the rest of the nation about what to expect your life to be like with President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan AKA, “Green New Deal,” in order to save the planet from overheating. It seems he’s already overachieving that goal. An unusual Arctic blast […]

America Through The Eyes And Lives Of Today’s Children

February 15, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Can you still reach back into your mind and heart to remember what it was like being a child? Maybe there were some of those times you would prefer to forget–periods and events when rose-colored glasses won’t quite work their full magic — but overall, weren’t you lucky as hell? Whether immigrant or […]

Will A Biden Reality Czar Preside Over Orwell’s Ministry Of Truth?

February 14, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” envisaged a fictional government of Oceania comprised of four ministries: a Ministry of Love, a Ministry of Peace, a Ministry of Plenty, and an all-important Ministry of Truth. As with the other three, the Ministry of Truth (or “Minitrue”) is a misnomer because it […]

Prepare For Energy Shortages, Cost Hikes And Rationing

February 4, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Fully expect your future carbon footprints to be traced to a crime scene subject to “climate and energy justice” violations in the high tribunal of sustainability. The prospective charges? Such sins will include ownership and operation of an internal combustion vehicle, tampering with regulated upper or lower thermostat setting limits, and/or […]

Biden’s Paris Climate Agreement Blunder

February 1, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Joe Biden has pledged to recommit America to become a signatory to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement that is the ugly stepchild of the disastrous Kyoto Protocol that a U.S. Senate unanimously rejected in July 1997 as a non-starter through a rare 95-0 bi-partisan resolution. Although President Bill Clinton signed […]

Tech Tycoons Cancel Half Of America

January 23, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Actions by Twitter and other giant tech monopolists to block a sitting president along with a fledgling competitor from their platforms put us all on notice that they answer to no higher power, warning that we better not dare to disagree. Twitter and Facebook first temporarily blocked President Trump from posting […]

Biden Will Use Bureaucracy To Advance Green Energy Boondoggles

January 20, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember Solyndra? In case you’ve forgotten, it was a California solar panel developer that defaulted on a $535 million Obama-Biden administration Department of Energy stimulus loan guarantee that, along with four other bankrupted companies, collectively left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for more than $2.2 billion. According to documents obtained by […]

GOP Senate Must Red Light Biden’s Radical Green Appointees

December 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President-elect Joe Biden has announced plans to front-load his Cabinet appointments with radical climate activists empowered to wield vast regulatory influence over every major sector of American economic and social life. Should Republicans hold a Senate majority following the Georgia Jan. 5 runoffs, they will be able to block highly controversial […]

A New Abnormal Of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy Plan

October 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and virtually eliminate […]

Subtracting Fossil Fuels Plus Adding Electric Cars Equals Disaster

October 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If California’s struggle to keep the lights on isn’t already dim enough, Golden State residents should brace themselves for even darker prospects with a planned ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Recall that utility company responses to the state’s mandate that 60% of electricity come from renewables […]

If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love Biden’s Empty, Green Future

September 18, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If you haven’t been paying much attention to presidential candidate Joe Biden’s “if elected” promises and the contents of his 90-page-plus Democratic Party policy platform jointly drafted and heralded by the Bernie Sanders Socialist camp as the most progressive set of agendas ever, perhaps it’s a very good idea to do […]

Now Is Not The Time To Abandon Core American Values

September 15, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., noted last month at the Democratic National Convention, “We have come a very long way in five years.” Saluting his success at moving Democrats away from more centrist views, he said, “Many of the ideas we fought for, that just a few years ago […]

Pandemic Exacerbates Economic Mismanagement In Blue Cities And States

September 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately infecting the already chronically ailing fiscal health of Democrat-run states and cities that are least positioned to recover any time soon, if at all. Former New York state lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch, now a director of the Volcker Alliance, observed that budget ravages of the global […]

The Radical Left Misjudged America’s Tolerance For Tyranny

September 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Life in America and words to describe reality have been upended. As with Ministry of Truth diktat in George Orwell’s prescient novel “1984,” the manipulation of language has become a revolutionary weapon of the left where war is now peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Orwell recognized the inherent […]

California’s Blackouts Preview The Green New Deal For America

August 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Brief evening power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and […]

Cancel Culture Wants Delete Key For Discourse, History

August 4, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ There’s finally some encouraging new evidence that a few leftward-leaning media and academic establishment types are becoming “woke” to growing perils and punishments for ideological blasphemy. Last Thursday, even the moderate Wall Street Journal editors posted “A Note to Readers” that “These pages won’t wilt under cancel-culture pressure.” The notice was issued […]