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To paraphrase Aragorn from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, “Open war via wokeness is upon you whether you would risk it or not.”

When every problem non-whites face can be blamed on whites, and only a handful of whites notice the logical conclusion of such a scenario, the totality of the Woke Wars inevitable victory becomes daunting. [Incoming White House Climate Team Blames ‘Systemic Racism’ for Climate Change, Washington Free Beacon, January 18, 2021]:

A pair of top incoming White House environmental aides has blamed “systemic racism” as a driver of climate change in an attempt to justify a government-led economic overhaul.

President-elect Joe Biden named progressive policy adviser Maggie Thomas as Office of Domestic Climate Policy chief of staff and climate advocate Cecilia Martinez as “senior director for environmental justice” on Thursday. Both Thomas and Martinez have cited racial inequality as perpetuating climate change, arguing that the Biden administration’s environmental policy must be centered on “racial and economic justice.”

“Unless intentionally interrupted, systemic racism will continue to be a major obstacle to creating a healthy planet,” Martinez said in a 2019 press release touting her “Equitable & Just” climate platform. “The only path forward is to design national climate policies that are centered on justice.”

For Thomas and Martinez, such policies require “massive” government spending and the “realignment of public dollars at all levels.” Thomas’s climate plan demands “trillions” in public investment—not only to “crack down” on oil production and shift away from the nation’s “fossil fuel economy” but also to fund welfare programs, including rent and utility relief. Martinez’s platform calls for much of the same, including increased government investment into “affordable and quality housing.”

Progressives’ most ambitious climate goals are likely to face congressional opposition from centrist Democrats. Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) recently told the Washington Examiner that he would oppose a federal mandate to make utilities carbon-free within 15 years. But Biden could use executive action to implement some of his team’s far-left climate-policy priorities. Thomas’s climate plan, for example, calls on the president-elect to issue an executive order “on day 1” establishing a “government-wide environmental justice initiative” tasked with centering “federal environmental policy around equity, justice, and inclusion.”

Power the Future founder and executive director Daniel Turner accused Biden’s climate team of using “racism” and “justice” to “nationalize the nation’s energy industry.”

“Punishing America’s energy workers will do nothing to address climate change and it will do nothing to address injustices. It will, however, cause the prices of gas and utilities to rise sharply, and that will punish the less privileged most of all,” Turner told the Washington Free Beacon. “We do need to talk about housing, employment, and racism, but doing so under the pretext of energy policy will deliver muddied, expensive, and pointless legislation.”

Simply blame all problems non-whites face on institutional racism/structural inequality/implicit bias/white privilege, and see your cause lavishly funded by not just Corporate America, but promoted by virtually every institution of power in both public and private life.

 
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  1. Wyatt says:

    They’ll eventually run out of white people to blame things on. At that point, the darkies of the world might actually unfuck themselves long enough to realize they were fucking retards before the meteor hits.

    I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for creating entropy. An entropic universe always pays what the people of darkness are owed and it is generous.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  2. It’s a blessing in disguise that avowed anti-White Fraudsident biden stole the election.

    Whites are awakening in record numbers. They don’t need an extended lesson in politics to understand they have been targeted for termination due to their race.

    It was never about supremacy, it was always about survival.

    We will triumph.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  3. Trevor says:

    Huh???!

    “Climate change” (fictitious fabricated issue) is caused by (fictitious fabricated issue) “systemic racism” ?

    0 = 0 duh!

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  4. Just asking for gibbs. I guess if all blacks are gainfully employed by the state with nice benefits packages then the climate change will recognize this justice being served and stop existing.

    This is beyond stupid yet it flies in the US of A.

    Perhaps this should be all welcomed with open arms so to accelerate the inevitable. The sooner the system crashes the better, the empire is a corpse now and hoping to jolt it back to life is an exercise in futility. Let the maggots feast on it, then out of the ruins build a white ethnostate.

  5. With reference to the photo, why is it always a woman holding up the most ridiculous sign?

    • Thanks: Bubba
  6. Possumman says:

    Well we can’t just all live in mud huts.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  7. RickTen99 says:

    So as long as I admit my white guilt I can drive my diesel powered, smoke blasting, 10 miles to the gallon pick up truck?

  8. HT says:

    The attacks on whites by the Left roll on and you can be sure that while the GOP might criticize the policy it will never step up and address the race hatred aspect of it because they are afraid of the blow back from protecting white people from hate.

  9. “Can we breath now?” No, not until you jiggaboos break this house party up and set the winter thermostat on 68 degrees, and cage it.

  10. @RickTen99

    Yes, provided you install a ghetto blaster sound system and play loud-ass Lil’ Wayne “music” up and down Malibu Beach while flying a large BLM flag.

  11. @HT

    You couldn’t even count on the Repubes to do that much. They hate their own constituency even more than their Bolshevik Counterparts.

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
  12. RickTen99 says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Setting the thermostat at 68 ain’t never gonna happen. As a former wrangler in a once great city on the shores of Lake Michigan I cant tell you the number of times while visiting ghetto housing in the dead of winter the apartments were like saunas. Thermo turned up to nuclear, oven on with the door open, all stove burners on and a couple of space heaters turned on high. The little turdlers running around with no shirt or socks on. Meanwhile back at the wranglers homestead, the thermo was on 68 and the family sitting around all comfy with woolen socks and sweatshirts on. The difference? We had to pay for the gas and electric being used. Duke and the Duchess, not so much.

    • Replies: @AR in Illinois
  13. The overwhelming majority don’t understand the “science” behind the analysis and calculations necessary to quantify any actual measurable climate change in a short period, let alone isolate it from the many terrestrial and extra-terrestrial variables.

    It’s actually Physics, I’m aware of few of them, but they aren’t exactly simple, and that’s not even trying to integrate the results into a set of defined variables.

    What we do know and can prove is that absent man’s use of fossil fuels, the climate changed all on its own. Most notable would the Maunder Minimum and the mini-Ice Age during the American Revolution. We can quantify that pretty accurately because we had scientific records and observations from before and after, as well as good record keeping.

    What we don’t get as the public is any of the variable data, nor do they share that at the dawn of the industrial revolution our atmospheric concentration of CO2 was near the low-limit for plant growth. We aren’t even near the ideal level, which would help address the productivity paradox (more food, more people, until the carrying capacity is reached).

    This is just a rouse to get you to pay $0.50 more in fuel tax. Which will solve the problem…except it won’t, you’ll just spend less somewhere else.

    In conclusion, yes, your 10mpg smoke machine is wasteful. Not because of 10mpg, rather the less than complete combustion, swap out the turbo, increase the exhaust size, watch those EGTs, and get it to a good mix. Gray is okay, black is hack. Ol’ Sherm’s oil burner flies through the opacity test, juiced up and everything. 20 mpg and hangs with the 6.7 just fine. 🙂 if you can change program on a fly and like to smoke out the BLM protestors on the corner, carry on my good man.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  14. When Biden uttered “systemic racism” in his speech, he meant of course racism as a white thing and this, despite the fact that whites are hindered by endless affirmative action, quotas and every program that seeks to put everyone who entered the U.S. yesterday in front of them. All people need to do is to pay attention, boring as politics is and they’ll get it.

  15. Oh, well, Whitey Hollywood and technocrat Democrats are most of the private jet travel, 30,000 square foot homes and their enormous motorcades (not to mention the wars Democrats are wont to start) are responsible for 100% of unnecessary carbon emissions. THEY will never stop their consumption. That’s for the rest of us.

  16. @HT

    ‘The attacks on whites by the Left roll on and you can be sure that while the GOP might criticize the policy it will never step up and address the race hatred aspect of it because they are afraid of the blow back from protecting white people from hate.’

    I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t be a blow-back. This is all self-inflicted. Some would say Jew-inflicted.

    Blacks only participate in this crap because we encourage them to. Other than the pets we
    (ourselves, again) have recruited, Hispanics and Asians would expect us to respect ourselves.

    We’re the only ones doing it. To us. We don’t need to. We can stop.

  17. @RickTen99

    ‘So as long as I admit my white guilt I can drive my diesel powered, smoke blasting, 10 miles to the gallon pick up truck?’

    No, you can’t drive it. In fact, that’s why.

    You admitted guilt. Don’t.

  18. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    It’s below freezing up here in Mi. My question is, what’s the average temp in Sec. 8 apts. and what are the recipients wearing.?

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  19. @Possumman

    Wouldn’t mind building my own log cabin.
    Innawoods, by a well-stocked lake or river.
    Far enough back to avoid the worst of the flies.
    And many hard-hiking miles from any mud huts, or even tepees and yurts.

  20. @anonymouswatcher37

    The system is the problem, “both sides of the aisle” is like “both sides of a number line”, points on a continuum, gradation of a single philosophy. I wish people would quit thinking they’ll be voting their way out of this crap.

    Does anyone here really think that the GOP actually cares about poor whites as anything but dupes for keeping the graft going? If you do you are playing their game and in playing their game by their rules you are losing by default.

    • Replies: @anonymouswatcher37
  21. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Or move back to African shores with African climes!

  22. Rooster10 says:
    @RoatanBill

    It’s most likely a man-hating feminist, whose whole life revolves around destroying ours. Luckily, I hear big pharma has come through with a miracle drug to rehabilitate these crazed lesbians, it’s called tricoxagain!

  23. @Sick of Orcs

    Whites are awakening in record numbers

    Russians awoke in record numbers when Stalin came along.

    Chinese have been ‘woke’ for quite awhile under the boot of communism.

    I could go on but I think you see where I’m taking this.

    Being aware of a situation and possessing the ability to change it are radically different.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  24. Bite Moi says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    Detroit Refugee——–Most of us have at least one coal burner in the extended family.For those receiving”assistance” the local trend is to keep the heat at 82 during the winter and the ac 62 during the summer.Averages out to a very reasonable 72 degrees.

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  25. @Jim in Jersey

    I get it, but it’s slightly different as still we have arms, and They don’t even bother hiding it (anti-White propaganda) anymore is commonplace.

    Joe Sixpack already knows better than to say anything at work or spout off on farcebook.
    Maybe he knows his children are being targeted.

    In a terrible miscalculation by the (((bread and circus providers))) he can’t escape into the world of sports or entertainment without being slammed yet again by woke garbage.

    Another month or two of Fraudsident biden and we will have his full attention, if not already.

    While no one has a crystal ball, it’s clear Bai Den the red chinese lapdog and dirty knees harris aren’t going to make it four years.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  26. Of all the concerns, complaints and focus within the black community, Environmental and Conservation matters are practically nonexistent.
    Even for many of us.
    There is, after all, another BLM
    Bureau Of Land Management

  27. Augustus says:
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Carjackings in Chicago?

    So the citizens are crying out for help? The crimes are especially bad on the South and West sides? That’s hilarious, because those are the areas where the present mayor would have received 99% of the vote precisely because that mayor is black. Way to go, geniuses.

    Mike Royko’s kid blames at least part of the problem on systemic racism? Fool! Meanwhile another resident says there is not just one thing or person to blame. Well duhhhh! There are a lot of criminals to blame personally instead of blaming society, which is a lot of the reason nothing is ever done. It isn’t society that is the problem, but the criminals.

  28. @Lancelot_Link

    Exactly my point. The Repubes are the Menshivik wing of the One party colossus.

  29. I will put in my two cents worth regarding the proclamations from the non-compos mentis fanatics who occupy the Bidet regime.

    It seems obvious to me that their ostensible goal, short term, is to eliminate the usage of coal and oil for electrical generation, mobility, and heating purposes. I am going to offer my editorials regarding the latter two usages.

    Gasoline powered vehicles are soon becoming a dinosaur. BUTwill electric powered vehicles function? Superficially that sounds like a facile simplistic question for which the answer should be obvious. But is it?? Most of the electricity generated in the Midwest, most of the Plains States, most of the mid-Atlantic, the Northeast and some of the upper mountain States depends upon coal and to a lesser extent oil. To what fuel would such generation facilities be converted so that electric power will remain available 24/7/365 irrespective of weather? I speculate that the “scientific” geniuses in the Bidet regime will inform us that they will guarantee 24/7/365 electrical power from all the wind-turbine and solar facilities that they are going to build to service such geographies.

    In the geographies that I just outlined there is a phenomenon known as “Winter” which can “possess” anywhere up to about 5 months of the yearly calendar. Winter provides two consequences: i) ambient temperatures that are low enough that outside exposure to such temperatures can result in death by hypothermia within 15 minutes, and ii) precipitation in the form of a solid water structure called “Snow”.

    There are very few solar “farm” power generating facilities in the geographies that I listed. Why? During the winter a snowfall on a solar power facility would reduce the power available by as much as 97%!!! Consequently, a very “reliable” source of electrical power!!!! Why?? There is optical phenomena known as transmission, reflection, and refraction. For Silicon based solar panels with a ice/snow/water mixture on the entrance window the reflectance in as much as 97% in the 500 nm range of the wavelength of the photons, from the Sun, that should enter the solar panel and generate electrical power. That means that out of 100 photons arriving from the Sun on such a solar panel, 97 of them are likely reflected!!!!!! And only 3 enter the panel to create electric power!!!!! Try heating your house on days like that when the ambient temperature might be 15 degrees Fahrenheit!! And you certainly will not be creating electric power to charge the battery in your electric vehicle.

    What about wind power? In some of the geographies I listed there are certainly wind facilities generating electric power, but certainly not the majority of the electric power consumed. Why not?
    The answer again depends upon Winter. Wind currents during the winter are often generated by whatever heating that the solar flux does to the ambient air near ground. During winter night time
    temperatures are low enough that there is usually no air movement. Well, the wind terminals do not generate anything when there is no movement of the wind blades. Conversely, during a winter snow storm there is often a strong wind current that could easily push the blades in order to generate electricity. But, because frozen water is precipitating out of the air everywhere, there is often a danger of icing the blades and the rotor assembly so that the motion is uneven, erratic but high speed, and adjacent surfaces freeze into one “body” and thus guarantee significant damage to the rotor assembly if the blades are not locked down. So much for assuming that you can heat your dwelling from wind turbines during a winter snow storm. Unfortunately, it is exactly during such events that it is imperative that you have reliable 24/7/365 electric power; I will stick with the 15 minutes until death time frame under such circumstances.

    If my numerical estimations are reasonably accurate, then it is obvious that ole Man Bidet is out there selling an uninformed naive public the usual B.S. about how THEY are going to save all of us because of the wondrous new technologies of wind power and solar power. My suggestion: if you live in any of the geographies I listed and you want to live through the time that the Bidet regime is oppressing you, make sure that you have a fireplace and a good supply of wood!!

    • Thanks: AR in Illinois, Augustus
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  30. @ShermanFan

    nor do they share that at the dawn of the industrial revolution our atmospheric concentration of CO2 was near the low-limit for plant growth.

    No it wasn’t.  Not even close.  It was around 275 ppm, and the low limit is well under 200 (for C3 plants, it’s lower for C4 plants).  We know this because ice-core data show CO2 bottoming out at around 185 ppm during glacials, and C3 plants are still around.

    As for me, I’m averaging well over 100 MPG.  If everyone did as I have, we would not have oil dependency problems in the USA.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    , @ShermanFan
  31. @Sick of Orcs

    I like and admire your optimism but in a few months it is more likely that this site and others like it are gone.

    There will be no place to go. No information other than what is provided by the propaganda ministers at CNN. And while Joe Sixpack may still have his guns, he’s almost out of ammo and he’s too terrified to use them anyway. Doing so would bring with it certain catastrophe and an end to his life as he knew it.

    Eventually, he may be trading in those firearms for food vouchers because it’s easier to go along to get along. Joe Sixpack isn’t anyone’s salvation. Not even his own. It’s that 3% who are willing to take it to the next level that they fear. The revolution was fought in such a manner. Most colonists were spectators in their fight for freedom.

    I don’t think that will change.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  32. @Mr. Rational

    I’m averaging well over 100 MPG

    Tell, tell.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  33. @Bite Moi

    Yes. I have two cousins that went off to college, fell in love with “Africans” and now the grandparents proudly post pics of their orange grandkids. Which btw, they’re stuck raising.

    82 is way too damn high. But wth it’s free to them.

    • Replies: @loren
  34. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    That reminds me of when I worked with mental patients. In every group home the thermostats had to be placed in cages and locked down as the negro staff were running the monthly utility bills sky high. After the thermostats were placed in cages, the negroes quickly learned to use a thin bladed knife to reach through the cage and adjust the controls so the heat in the houses reached their preferred tropical levels of about 90 to 95 degrees. The only way it was stopped was through management conducting surprise inspections accompanied by threats of termination for the culprits as they couldn’t claim they “dindu nuffin” or “didn’t know da heat be turned up.” Of course, this resulted in the usual and very predictable screeches of, “Dis be racist!” However, since numerous patients had been complaining of the heat and being roasted half to death, these screeches fell upon deaf ears.

  35. @RickTen99

    I always hated that. Most of us dressed to be comfortable for when we were out of the squads. Then you have to walk into the inside jungle hothouse and “solve” their problem that they called 911 for. Sweat running down your back and legs in rivers. Dont miss that crap at all.

  36. @Mr. Rational

    The core data you are referring to is suspect as it doesn’t fully take into account anomalies in the samples. I spent a year and a half working with an actual climate scientist, the datasets are replete with errors and inconsistencies.
    C4 Monocots are not at the low limit, but C3 dicots were NEAR. Yield rates bear this out as the cereal monocot grains were already a staple crop. Post the little ice age, where the rate of growth experienced by the best sequestration -hardwoods, was dramatically slowed, even slight increases in CO2 atmospheric concentration did not appreciably impact yields.
    We can debate if 220-275 ppm is “near” 185, but it doesn’t change the fact that 425 ppm is better, not worse.

    As too 100 mpg, good for you! I love the free choice we all have, motorcycle, Prius, big truck, whatever. We have so much energy and so many regulations that oil producers flare gas because it is too expensive and overly regulated that it makes recovery not worth it. Never forget, the only reason we depend on others for energy is our energy policy. We’ve got reactor technology down and could put one in every substation in the country and seriously impact our use of Natural gas and Diesel in energy production. We could stop biomass fuels and focus on cheap energy and jobs.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  37. The proper response to the bimbo with the “CAN WE BREATHE NOW?” sign:

    “Not if you take 3x the lethal dose of fentanyl.”

  38. @Jim in Jersey

    Most colonists were spectators in their fight for freedom.

    I’ve always heard it explained as one-third of colonists we’re pro-Crown, one-third anti and—amazingly—a third who can’t be bothered.

    Secession is the way forward; I don’t believe it’s even a choice. Our Enemy has already brazenly explained the alternative to their rule is death, and they’re not waiting to see who complies.

  39. loren says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    two cousins that went off to college–let me guess, they are female white college educated?

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  40. Art Deco says:

    These people don’t do much thinking. Their utterances are like manifestations of Tourette’s Syndrome.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, AceDeuce
  41. @Jim in Jersey

    Plug-in hybrid.  Most of my mobility is grid-powered, and is as clean as the electricity supply (which is nowhere near as clean as I’d like, and due to get much dirtier in my state due to the untimely shutdown of a major source of emissions-free power).

  42. @ShermanFan

    I love the free choice we all have, motorcycle, Prius, big truck, whatever. We have so much energy and so many regulations that oil producers flare gas because it is too expensive and overly regulated that it makes recovery not worth it.

    Remember that this condition of choice is temporary.  It was within my lifetime that the use of natural gas for electric power generation was severely restricted because recoverable supplies were small and shrinking (the house I grew up in was originally heated by coal).  Regardless of how much gas we can get from shales, those supplies are finite and WILL run out.  Fracked oil wells have extremely steep depletion rates; they WILL run out too, no matter how cheap their product is today.

    The grasshopper only plans for tomorrow.  I plan for the next hundred years.

  43. @Mr. Rational

    Is that “major source of emissions-free power” nuclear?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  44. @loren

    Yes of course. Both female. All the Libs and Femicrats on that side of the family are so happy. You can see the joy and pride as they virtue signal. WTF? Don’t you have other offspring and grandkids worthy of attention.?

    • Replies: @loren
  45. @Mr. Rational

    The DTE plant up the street is all but finished.
    Circling the drain and scheduled for closure very soon.

  46. @Mr. Rational

    But aren’t you just replacing one fossil fuel for another and calling it a hybrid? Plugging your car in and peaking your electric bull is hardly the answer, especially when everyone else does the same thing.

    Eventually it will strain the grid to the point of breaking.

    What became of the Chevy volt and other self-generating electrics? Not enough money in ‘saving the planet’ when saving the planet is achievable.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  47. Anonymous[682] • Disclaimer says:
    @Eternally Antifascist

    Enjoyed reading every syllable, thanks!

  48. loren says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    brainwashed libs…fawn over the magic mulattos.

  49. I hesitate to join this discussion because I’ve lost interest. I see on TV for the last couple years that race issues are still troubling. Mr. Kersey tries valiantly to publicize the ongoing torrent of murders committed by blacks. At the same time there are riots, burnings and crazy politics. National politicians want to disband the police. DAs won’t prosecute criminals caught live on camera. Commit a particularly heinous kidnap, torture murder and liberals will argue that he is obviously insane and so should be released. Madness.

    All this convinces me that the racial issue is a real issue and a real problem. A measure of my concern is that I recently took my tactical 12 gauge shotgun out of my gun safe and now keep it closer at hand.

    Does anyone here want to tell me that I am overreacting?

    But I’m just bored with Global Warming. I have heard apocalyptic pronouncements for nearly thirty years – but all remains calm and cool. Mr. Rational seems upset. He has managed to devote his energies such that he can indeed get 100 mpg. That would at one time have been remarkable. Today it is just quaint. Where does he do all that impecunious and oh so responsible driving? Probably to the grocery store.

    Once you start having your groceries delivered your gas expenditures really plummet. Everyone it seems now has their groceries delivered. In my area I have my choice of many services that will pre-measure all the ingredients and provide them ready for me to assemble or if I choose I can have everything already cooked and only need to warm my meals in the microwave. There are several competing services that will bring me restaurant meals and there are hundreds of restaurants. While Mr. Rational has been attending to his gas mileage – I stopped driving. As have millions of others. He is just fighting battles long since won and lost.

    Amazon, or its successor, if it gets broken up for anti-trust, is not going back. They want to run driverless electric carts to your neighborhood. Some of the amusing auto insurance commercials will probably disappear from the airwaves – other wise it seems all quite positive to me. In my house – like yours – if I want some water I turn on the faucet. For most human history someone fetched it from a creek. The routine of going out to buy groceries will face a similar fate.

    Or maybe he drives to the movie theater? Can it be that he lacks a Home Theater? Yes, quaint is the right word.

    Why have a car at all? You can go on line and have a driverless Uber vehicle out front honking for you to come out and get in. Well maybe not his week, but soon. Private automobiles it is becoming clear, were just a phase. Your kids will not understand mpg. They will be puzzled. They will wonder why anyone would bother to learn how to drive.

    I stopped worrying about energy resources ten years ago when I read Lomborg’s book. He pointed out that the biggest deposit of a carbon based fuel was in the US not Saudi Arabia. No one acted on that fact while politicians spun their wheels. Trump acted, it was it turned out, easy. Biden as virtually his first act a President reversed our prosperity, and freedom from political pressure by abolishing our energy independence. Most historians now say that oil or the lack of it started and won WWII. The Bf109 was technically superior to the Spitfire but at one point in the Battle of Britain the Nazi plane was using 86 0r 90 octane gas while we supplied the Spitfires with 150 octane fuel. Better gas kept the Nazis at bay not pilot bravery. Energy independence is important and anything claimed by Democrat politicians to be based on “science” is likely to be a lie.

    The earth was supposed to burn up twenty years ago. Then it was changed to ten years. Am I the only one who remembers all those loony predictions?

    No, I just can’t get real excited about the climate.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  50. @Jim in Jersey

    But aren’t you just replacing one fossil fuel for another and calling it a hybrid? Plugging your car in and peaking your electric bull is hardly the answer, especially when everyone else does the same thing.

    Even if I am running on fossil power, I’m using mostly natural gas instead of petroleum.  We’ll eventually run out of both, but gas is more abundant, cheaper and less polluting.

    Something like 70% of our mobility could go electric with just the generators and wires we already have.

    The car hardly does a thing to my electric bill.  It takes about 4.5 kWh to charge it, which costs me about sixty cents.  But the great thing is what the hybrid system does to your gas mileage when you’re using the engine.  The Atkinson-cycle engine is more efficient overall, and the engine never idles; it shuts down and you run on battery power instead.  The engine goes back on when the battery is low or you need more power than it can provide.  I’ve gotten over 60 MPG per the trip computer when driving back roads slowly or drafting a semi.

    Eventually it will strain the grid to the point of breaking.

    Not for quite a while, and we need to be building more anyway.

    What became of the Chevy volt and other self-generating electrics?

    The Volt is also a plug-in.  It switches over to gas when the battery is depleted or the driver selects it.

  51. @Patrick Boyle

    All this convinces me that the racial issue is a real issue and a real problem. A measure of my concern is that I recently took my tactical 12 gauge shotgun out of my gun safe and now keep it closer at hand

    I live where race problems stay at a comfortable distance.  If I kept a weapon at the ready all the time, it would be because I want to, not because I’m at risk of home invasion by a bunch of nogs.

    Does anyone here want to tell me that I am overreacting?

    No.  But that’s because you choose to live where you do.  Such problems are unknown where I am.

    Mr. Rational seems upset. He has managed to devote his energies such that he can indeed get 100 mpg. That would at one time have been remarkable. Today it is just quaint. Where does he do all that impecunious and oh so responsible driving? Probably to the grocery store.

    And restaurants (when the guv’nor allows us to go), dental appointments and everything else.  I actually bought the car because my previous car was wrecked.  I decided that it was my turn to be an early adopter.  Given fuel pipeline problems that I’ve lived through, being able to run on electricity is an advantage you really appreciate.

    Once you start having your groceries delivered your gas expenditures really plummet.

    I have next to no gas expenditures either.  I filled up something like 1200 miles ago.  My car still has half a tank left.

    While Mr. Rational has been attending to his gas mileage – I stopped driving. As have millions of others. He is just fighting battles long since won and lost.

    Someday a battery-powered hexacopter will land in my yard and take me straight where I want to go.  But today isn’t that day.

    In my house – like yours – if I want some water I turn on the faucet. For most human history someone fetched it from a creek. The routine of going out to buy groceries will face a similar fate.

    I do the same.  I live far beyond the reach of the nearest municipal water system.  There’s this thing called a “well pump” that you might want to read up about.

    Or maybe he drives to the movie theater? Can it be that he lacks a Home Theater? Yes, quaint is the right word.

    I think the last movie I watched was “Interstellar” (I wasn’t impressed).  When I watched it, I was sitting right where I am now.

    Private automobiles it is becoming clear, were just a phase.

    Everything is just a phase, but personal private mobility has been a thing for centuries and will continue to be.

    Energy independence is important and anything claimed by Democrat politicians to be based on “science” is likely to be a lie.

    If the USA wanted to be truly energy independent, it would go nuclear.  The fracking craze was built on unsustainable debt, and many companies have already gone bankrupt.  It’s like the Red Queen; you must run and run as fast as you can just to stay in the same place.  The wells deplete rapidly and become uneconomic in just a few years.  This phase will end much more quickly than we reached Hubbert’s peak in 1970.

    The USA has enough uranium already mined, refined and lying around to run the country for 400 years.  That’s comfortably beyond my planning horizon.

    The earth was supposed to burn up twenty years ago. Then it was changed to ten years. Am I the only one who remembers all those loony predictions?

    You’re in the state that’s on fire all the time.  I get to live with polar vortices causing crazy temperature swings.  The Larsen ice shelves in Antarctica are now history, and the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) appears to be destabilizing.  That probably won’t flood your house, but the Port of Oakland will be history.

    No, I just can’t get real excited about the climate.

    I wouldn’t pay attention either, if I was a short-timer like you.

  52. @Mr. Rational

    Cali sure seems to have plenty of fires. No.?
    We here in Mich. have enough clean fresh water to make the thirsty non White hordes envious. And that, I believe, wars of the future will be fought over.

    • Agree: Oil 'n Water
  53. @Mr. Rational

    No , its unlikely that I will be flooded out by rising oceans. My house is at 1,000 ft. When I saw the Kevin Costner “Waterworld” I tried to figure out if the opening sequence behind the credits made any sense. You know, the image of all the continents going beneath the waves as the ice melted.

    The answer is no. All the ice melts and all the continents are still there. Also California, also my house. It’s a very impressive cinematic sequence. I’m sure it’s burned into the minds of millions of Americans but it is just more lefty propaganda. Ain’t gonna happen.

    The San Francisco Bay is quite shallow. But land is increasing. The commonly cited statistic is that the Bay was twice as large when the Indians were here. It’s called Bay Fill. Builders fill in the Bay to make waterfront home sites. The Bay shrinks. When the next cold cycle gets underway the oceans will fall as they have been doing for millions of years. Losing land to rising oceans is a notion only Democrats worry about and others with weak math.

    Of course I expect nuclear power to be part of the solution. But John Kerry was on TV this morning. Al Gore still walks the earth. Ignorance is on the rise.

    California is on fire all the time but you know the funny thing is – these fires stop at the Canadian border. It seems Canada culls the deadwood from their forests, we don’t. We used to but the environmentally sensitive Democrats oppose that as well as preventative burns. I live in the woods and my woods are full of weeds, dry grass and dead wood. This morning another huge load of branches has fallen on my patio. I’ll have to get out the chain saw again. The problem isn’t any kind of natural process, it’s simply leftist politics. How hard would it be for the homeless to just pick up the dead wood? When I was young and in the National Guard, units were called out routinely to fight fires. Other units were called out for Watts and the Rodney King riots. That seems to have stopped. Democrats seem to encourage rioters, looters and arsonists. More like this is to come I fear.

    I made up an emergency package for one of my tenants. I gave her a big lantern a flashlight, a butane stove, and a emergency radio (all channels, replaceable batteries and rechargeable, solar panel and a hand crank). Our governor and his Democrats cut the power whenever the wind blows. It’s the same wind, rain and sun that has been coming down on California for millions of years. The problems started when the Democrats gained power.

    I am in fact in favor of electric cars. I would like to have a Tesla, but for it’s wonderful low end torque not it’s mileage. Sounds like a blast to drive.

    The Biden administration tells us to worry about the climate but not to worry about black crime. I think that’s backwards.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  54. @Mr. Rational

    Not surprisingly, nuclear is your “major source of emissions-free power.”

    Fukushima (for an obvious example) is not “emissions-free.”

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  55. In a perfect demonstration of Jevons Paradox, Whitey brought the technology to the Stone Age lands that enables their denizens to survive long enough to multiply mindlessly.

    So we could blame Whitey for their Malthusian behavior.

    • Agree: Swamp Fox, AceDeuce
  56. loren says:

    The Biden administration tells us to worry about the climate but not to worry about black crime.
    [follow the money and weakening of USA while helping China].

    Joe wants 10s of millions of new citizens. non white.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @Oil 'n Water
  57. Bite Moi says:
    @Patrick Boyle

    Patrick Boyle——–No tenants here since i am not a landlord.However,any small loan to the family liberals has never been repaid,and has,of course,led to more requests. Gibs always generate requests,followed by angry demands for more gibs me.

  58. @loren

    Joe wants 10s of millions of new citizens. non white.

    Like Trump, Biden wants whatever his (((paymasters))) want.

  59. @RoatanBill

    With reference to the photo, why is it always a woman holding up the most ridiculous sign?

    How about “Can we leave now?”.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  60. @loren

    Joe wants 10s of millions of new citizens. non white.

    In the movie Titanic, Thomas Andrews assessing the damage to the ship, states that it is a mathematical certainty the ship being weighted down as water flows over each uncapped bulkhead, will sink.
    In like fashion, this nation is declining with the same certainty, given the steady influx of third worlders encouraged by an insane rationality that these limited and often violent people with no real allegiance to the US are an uplifting addition. By all indications, the current (and fraudulent) administration seems to want to hasten the influx.
    All the while we sink deeper.

  61. @Pat Kittle

    Fukushima (for an obvious example) is not “emissions-free.”

    Neither is a wind turbine that catches fire (which they do regularly), but I don’t see you counting such ordinary events as you do a couple major outliers.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
    , @Pat Kittle
  62. Bite Moi says:
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Boy the way Glenn Miller played———Because the more trivial,rediculous,asinine,or destructive the cause;the more it appeals to women’s emotional wiring. It’s all about attention seeking or virtue signaling.

  63. Bite Moi says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Mr, Rational—-Why would the Japanese site multiple reactors in an area prone to tsunamis??? I am not opposed to nuclear energy,but that just seems stupid. That said,you can’t run a fraction of this economy on wind and solar.

  64. @Mr. Rational

    Nice straw-man deflection there — where did I say anything about wind turbines?

    No technology is sustainable (or safe) with billions of apex predators and even more billions on the way if collapse doesn’t happen first.

  65. Bite Moi says:

    Pat Kittle———–The electrical grid is probably the most complicated “machine” ever. I make it a point just occasionally marvel at the ability to walk in a room and reliably flip on a light.How does Duke energy do it considering human intelligence circa 2021????

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