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Bend over, grab your ankles because Teh Most Ethical Congress Evah™, just pulled a quick stunt to redistribute your wealth even more. Don’t count on the Nadless Nabob from Crawford to find the veto pen for this piece of socialist, punitive legislation. It’s literally chock-full of bullshit and libtard swindles covering the real intent of lifting even more drachmas from your wallet. The putative target- Eeevil Big Oil. What the clue-deficient, elected elites can’t seem to understand is basic economics and, whenever taxes go up on any portion of the energy pipeline, “We The People” ultimately pay the tab.

House OKs new taxes for Big Oil

Declaring a new direction in energy policy, the House on Saturday approved $16 billion in taxes on oil companies, while providing billions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy and conservation efforts.

Tax increases for the companies actually capable of meeting our energy needs and breaks and incentives for pie-in-the sky ‘efforts’ to keep the “Wormening Gorebots” happy. You know, the idjits making biodiesel out of used burrito frying oil etc. Nevermind that all the burritos eaten in Kaliforniastan annually, would produce enough used oil to supply a dozen Yugos for 2 trips to the organic market.

Republican opponents said the legislation ignored the need to produce more domestic oil, natural gas and coal. One GOP lawmaker bemoaned “the pure venom … against the oil and gas industry.”

G_d forbid we ever allow a single drop of oil or gas be drilled from areas actually under our control. After all, it might upset the single-testicled, barking cockroach’s habitat. A solitary GOP member finds the cojones to call this monster what it is, venom, pure and simple. Can’t have those big corporations actually making a profit and employing workers. That’s not a good thing for the collective good of the ’state’. Furthermore, those assclowns don’t get it that they’ll (The Eeeevil Big Oiiiil™ companies) just add the new taxes into the cost of doing business and pass it right on down the line to everyone doing business with them.

The House passed the tax provisions by a vote of 221-189. Earlier it had approved, 241-172, a companion energy package aimed at boosting energy efficiency and expanding use of biofuels, wind power and other renewable energy sources.

Look for the formation of a new Federal Incandescent Bulb Police, to begin unannounced inspections to ensure no one is using those evil devices in their homes. They just can’t help themselves from continuing to bally-hoo those favorite buzz-words to keep the eco-freaks well-aroused can they? It just doesn’t matter that none of them are anywhere near practical for all but small businesses (such as retail) and residences. Heavy industry is decades away from obtaining any significant portion of their requirements from renewables, but don’t let that stop the ultimate source of ‘hot’ wind-power from making regulations to use non-existent technology to appease the hippies in time for the ‘08 election season.

“We are turning to the future,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

And your socialist future includes scheduled days for each of the unwashed masses to have electricity available, much like a number of turd-world countries. During your scheduled black-out days, tough shit. Just remember, it’s all about saving mother Gaia. You know, for your own good that you aren’t capable of understanding.

The two bills, passed at an unusual Saturday session as lawmakers prepared to leave town for their month long summer recess, will be merged with legislation passed by the Senate in June.

Typical congresscritters. Pull a fast-one, go on recess with the certain knowledge that your ADD constituents and friends in the media will conveniently forget they’ve been sold up the creek, as you jet-away for your 30-day paid holiday on our tab too. Bastiches.

On one of the most contentious and heavily lobbied issues, the House voted to require investor-owned electric utilities nationwide to generate at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind or biofuels.

The utilities and business interests had argued aggressively against the federal renewables mandate, saying it would raise electricity prices in regions of the country that do not have abundant wind energy. But environmentalists said the requirement will spur investments in renewable fuels and help address global warming as utilities use less coal.
[Emph Mine]

Now there is the real two-by-four they shoved up our asses. Exactly how in the name of Satan’s Flaming Scrotum™ are private utility companies going to obtain those renewable megawatts? Considering the technology doesn’t exist on a large-enough scale and they would have to buy a few hundred thousand square miles of land to erect wind or solar farms. At what cost to the consumers? Having some knowledge of the electricity business, even the smallest increase in rates are difficult for the privately-owned utility companies to get approval by the various state public utility commissions. Faced with the need to massively increase rates, being forced into outrageously priced (if even available) ‘green’ power, they would close shop, shutdown their generators and walk away. Needless to say their customers would be out of luck (and electricity), as few areas of the US have multiple utility companies available.

“This will save consumers money,” said Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., the provision’s co-sponsor, maintaining utilities will have to use less high-priced natural gas. He noted that nearly half the states already have a renewable energy mandate for utilities, and if utilities can’t find enough renewable they can meet part of the requirement through power conservation measures.

Good luck building new natural-gas facilities, as the same frothing eco-freaks aren’t about to permit siting for new capacity, even IF the utilities have the resources for financing new capacity. The bit about conserving more can be met by rolling black-outs that are so popular with consumers.

The bill also calls for more stringent energy efficiency standards for appliances and lighting and incentives for building more energy-efficient “green” buildings. It would authorize special bonds for cities and counties to reduce energy demand.

Asswipes. Most consumers are already looking at energy-efficiency ratings on their new appliances and manufacturers are as busy as they can be building even more. Likewise, consumers don’t need gubmint to force them into purchasing whatever is available to save themselves money.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said it was essential to commit to renewable energy while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Doing so, she said, will help address global warming and make the country more energy-independent.

“It’s about our children, about our future, the world in which they live,” Pelosi said.

It’s about the chilllrrrren, of course Bela (as she warms up her broom for the flight home). Like it or not, you simpering sow, fossil fuel is what we have for the majority of our power and it’s not going to change for generations, no matter how much you pander and pontificate from the podium, while enacting poison-pill legislation.

Democrats avoided a nasty fight by ignoring — at least for the time being — calls for automakers to make vehicles more fuel-efficient. Cars, sport utility vehicles and small trucks use most of the country’s oil and produce almost one-third of the carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming.

That issue, as well as whether to require huge increases in the use of corn-based ethanol as a substitute for gasoline, were left to be thrashed out when the House bill is merged with energy legislation the Senate passed in June.

Oh, here we go again. CAFE standards that will significantly increase consumer costs on new vehicles. Corn-based ethanol production requires massive acreage to be set aside for ethanol-only production. Again, those nasty laws of economics, conveniently beyond the comprehension of the left, come into play. What happens to the prices of corn for human consumption and animal-feed if we reallocate a LARGE portion of production for boutique fuel production?

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said he was confident the final bill that will go to President Bush will contain a significant increase in automobile fuel economy requirements.

“This is a historic turn away from a fossil fuel agenda toward renewable energy. It’s been a long time in coming,” said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., in an interview. Markey abandoned efforts to get an auto mileage provision into the bill, but also expressed confidence one will be added during negotiations with the Senate. The Senate in passing energy legislation in June called for a 40 percent increase auto mileage to 35 mpg by 2020.

An historically costly, socialist, eco-freak agenda, in the form of an economically-devastating piece of legislation, to make the kook fringe happy.

Republicans said the House bill did nothing to increase domestic oil and natural gas production or take further advantage of coal, the country’s most abundant domestic energy resource.

“There’s a war going on against energy from fossil fuels,” said Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas. “I can’t understand the pure venom felt against the oil and gas industry.”

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said the bill was “a political exercise” to promote “pet projects, … pet ideas.” He predicted it “isn’t going anywhere” because President Bush will veto it if it gets to his desk.

Let’s hope Jorge can find that infrequently used pen on this one. Meanwhile, we need to round-up some more detainees guests for the Imperial Economics 101 gulag summer camp this year.

The White House indicated President Bush might veto the bill if he gets it saying it makes “no serious attempts to increase our energy security or address high energy costs” and would harm domestic oil and gas production. [Emph Mine]

Guess he can’t find the veto pen.

The bill would repeal for oil companies a tax breaks given in 2004 to help domestic manufacturers compete against foreign companies, and another tax break pertaining to income from foreign oil production. Critics of the two tax provisions called them loopholes that the industry had taken advantage of.

Mustn’t have those “loopholes”, otherwise known as “legal means to save a few alms from the IRS’ grubby paws.”

The House-passed bill also includes an array of loan guarantees, federal grants and tax breaks for alternative energy programs. They include building biomass factories, research into making ethanol from wood chips and prairie grasses and producing better batteries for hybrid gas-electric automobiles.

Wood Chips? I could recommend stock purchases in chainsaw producers but the other eco-freak camp, tree-hugger division, will shut this one down too.

The legislation would end a tax break for buying large SUVs, known as the “Hummer tax loophole” because it allows people who buy some of the most expensive SUVs to write off much of the cost.

Out with the Hummer Hammer instead. However, I’m sure it won’t include ending tax breaks for congressional limos and private jets.

The Democrap party— Earth’s only living beings who can have their cake & eat it too, while having someone else pay for it all.

[Update: Loyal Reader Obiter Dictum- Reminded me of this (as if I of all should forget] CA became the first state to deregulate its $23 billion electric utility industry in 1996. That was another little Federal Diktat, most are unaware of. It required all electric utilities to put up for sale their generation capacity at auction. Our little socialist friends, decided those Eeevil KKKapitalists had the power business in a monopoly, of course screwing the people in the process. Results- The average power customer, saw an increase in the bills on the order of 20% nationwide. See how those socialist economic programs work every time they’re tried. -JB ]

31 Responses to “Lugosi’s Revenge [Updated]”
  1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    I seem to recall reading that it takes more energy to refine and produce the Ethanol than what is netted from the process. It doesn’t surprise me. I expect to find Democrats lurking behind any plan that is sure to cost me money and not work.

  2. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    A week after a deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis, President Bush on Thursday dismissed raising the federal gasoline tax to repair bridges at least until Congress changes how it spends highway money.

    “The way it seems to have worked is that each member on that (Transportation) committee gets to set his or her own priorities first,” Bush said. “That’s not the right way to prioritize the people’s money. Before we raise taxes, which could affect economic growth, I would strongly urge the Congress to examine how they set priorities.”

  3. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    But there was nothing in the article about a veto…

  4. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    When you invest of 100’s of billions of dollars as a company, a funny thing happens, even at a normal return rate, you make billions in profit. Funny how that works.

    With this legislation the Dem’s are going to get their $6.00+ per gallon they have been ranting about for the last 20 years….and the profit goes to them.

  5. The Major Comment by The Major

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    Just more cash looted from the producers in this country (that would be US) to be used by Democrats to buy votes from the ever increasing pool of compressed-ass non-producers. A hearty “way to screw the pooch, assholes” to all the Republicans in Washington who lost the election by trying to out-Democrat the Democrats (you KNOW who you are :em72: ), and the conservatives who sat at home on election day and let the leftards take control of Congress, presumably to teach the pooch-screwers a lesson.

    There’s no one like a Reagan Conservative, there’s no one like a Reagan Conservative… :em98:

  6. The Major Comment by The Major

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    There’s no one like a Reagan Conservative, there’s no one like a Reagan Conservative…

    I forgot to click my heels three times…

  7. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    Maybe if these cocksuckers had to pay for all their shit outta their own pockets, i.e., when their limo or jet needs gas, THEY have to go to the counter and whip out THEIR CASH instead of OUR credit card, they might get a fucking clue.

    NOTICE TO FUCKTARDS ON THE HILL: This is AMERICA. We don’t want to be EUropeons. We don’t want $6/gal gas. If we did, we wouldn’t have bailed the fuck outta there.

    If you wanna be EUropeons, Delta’s ready when you are. I wouldn’t mind chipping in on that ticket, provided it’s one way.

  8. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    If you wanna be EUropeons, Delta’s ready when you are. I wouldn’t mind chipping in on that ticket, provided it’s one way.

    And one year from now, they’d realize their mistake and be begging for us to pay their way home, being they couldn’t afford it.

    Maybe that would be a way to turn everyone to the dark side. Make everyone live in continental Europe for 2 years (without subsidies)and see if they want to come home or not.

  9. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    SoCal, you might have some insight on this idea….

    Since part of the increased cost of fuel comes from regional/seasonal blends and a lack of refineries due to NIMBY among other things, how about this wild ass idea:

    Build new refineries on closed/abandoned military bases. Some of these bases are on the back 40 of BFE. Each one would produce the blends for that region. I don’t know, but I think 8-10 new regional refineries would go a long way toward easing the current cost of fuel.

    Just like the tax mentioned above, the increased cost of fuel gets passed on the the end consumer in higher prices. And anything that keeps more of my treasure in my coffers is a Good Thing.

  10. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    An offshoot of that idea would be to site new nuke power plants on some of those bases as well.

  11. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    An offshoot of that idea would be to site new nuke power plants on some of those bases as well.

    I like this in the sense that they declare these bases a environmentally impacted site to begin with. Not sure about the rest of the country, but in Kalifornia and Arizona most bases are out in the middle of nowhere. Doesn’t seem like once they close them down, they’ll become a center of commerce.

    Build new refineries on closed/abandoned military bases. Some of these bases are on the back 40 of BFE. Each one would produce the blends for that region. I don’t know, but I think 8-10 new regional refineries would go a long way toward easing the current cost of fuel.

    That could work, or, just have national blends. That way if refinery A has to shut down for maintenance, plant D can maybe step up production and ship the extra to where it’s needed.

    Nationally, it may initially raise the price a bit country wide, but would stop major fluctuations regionally. I have paid everywhere between $3.09 to $4.10 over the last year “due to regional shortages.

  12. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    Good suggestions, frought with reason, virutally guaranting that they will be ignored, if not eviscerated by the all-knowing lefties in this country.

  13. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Brilliant Fisk, JB!

    Oh, and as to this nonsense:

    “This will save consumers money,” said Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., the provision’s co-sponsor, maintaining utilities will have to use less high-priced natural gas.

    Will somebody please tell me how the fuck this lobotomized strawberry shortcake managed to survive long enough to get elected to the House?

    “Less high-priced natural gas???”

    And replace it with what, you simpering socialist fucknozzle? That abundant, cheap “renewable energy” that doesn’t fucking EXIST?

    Here’s a hint for you, Stalin, something you would have learned if you hadn’t dropped out of fourth grade to become a full-time ball-scrubbing assistant in a gay bathhouse: IF there were cheaper alternatives for the utility companies to use, THEN they would fucking well USE them.

    IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

    If you can buy cheaper, you can sell cheaper too. If you can sell cheaper, you sell more.

    I despair not only of imbeciles like that socialist turd in the jacuzzi of mankind, but even more so for the knuckledragging, sub-moronic, single-digit IQ invertebrates VOTING for the idiot.

    But of COURSE the communist, statist fuck DOES have a solution for when the utility companies look around for non-existent energy sources:

    and if utilities can’t find enough renewable they can meet part of the requirement through power conservation measures.

    Translation: If your local utility can’t find enough high-priced alternatives (that YOU peasants end up paying for), then you peons will just have to do WITHOUT electricity. HA!

    And the worst part is that there are twats in this country that will keep voting for that tyrannical shit no matter what. What the FUCK happened to natural selection???

    WHY MUST I SUFFER ALL OF THOSE IMBECILES TO LIVE?

  14. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    While I don’t want the government requiring miles/gal
    minimums, it seems to me it would be economically smart for the big 3 to increase the efficiency of trucks and suvs. The technology is available and I don’t believe it will cost billions or hundreds of millions to do so. There would be some initial costs to invest in but we all know they’ve been losing their asses enough and need to do something to get the market share back. If they came out with 25mpg trucks and yuppie rigs, people would buy them. Demand would skyrocket and we all know that means more profits and yes, higher prices but that’s the market. They’d have a pretty good ROI in short order. I’d off my Supercrew ‘O Doom in a heartbeat for 25 mpg.
    Now they have trucks sitting on the lots and are offering 0% financing with 1000’s in rebates if only someone would come and buy them. (I’m thinking about it)
    As for the congresscritters, you were expecting something different? If the Donks take the WH and hold the senate and house, we are well and truly fucked! In so many ways! Buy ammo!

  15. Obiter Dictum Comment by Obiter Dictum

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    Even a short search of California’s dip into energy conservation and deregulation (read government clusterf**king) is proof Pelosi knows a good investment opportunity. Besides, if President Bush does veto their bills they’ll shout outrage at his eco-insensitive motive.
    Here’s a brief of how it happened. …not all that factual, considering the source, but it does give a general outline of what we can expect…

    WHAT: CA became the first state to deregulate its $23 billion electric utility industry in 1996. Until that time, the investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Electric — controlled both power production and supply. But the law promised to deliver cheaper rates to consumers by ending their monopolistic hold over the energy market and increasing competition.

    HOW: The law required the utilities to shed their generating and transmission facilities, to freeze rates until they completed the sale of their assets, and buy power in a huge open auction market for electricity, known as the Power Exchange, now-defunct, where supply and demand were matched every day and hour.

    THE PROBLEMS: Wholesale prices, often set by the highest bidders on this type of commodities market, surged. Prohibited from passing those rising costs on to customers because of the rate freeze, the utilities were forced to bear the financial burden.

    THE UNRAVELING: San Diego became ground zero, offering a preview of CA’s future after deregulation. San Diego Gas & Electric became the first utility to complete all the steps required under the law, and on July 1, 1999, the rate freeze was lifted. A heat wave last summer sparked higher demand amid rising wholesale energy prices. No longer protected by the cap, 1.2 million customers immediately saw their bills rise as much as 200 percent from the previous month.

    THE REALITY:
    –Competition remains limited. The money it takes to run a power company, and the marketing cost of signing up new customers has discouraged many new players from entering the market.
    – Very few have switched electricity providers since choice became available: Less than 1 percent of residential customers, and 15 to 20 percent of industrial consumers.
    –Unable to pay its mounting debts, PG&E filed for Chapter 11 in April, owing $9 billion to its more than 10,000 creditors — the largest-ever bankruptcy involving a utility.

    LC Jackboot pretty much hits a home-run here. Time to fill the congress critters email boxes and tie up some phonelines while they’re out getting a tan and enjoying all those lobbyist perks.

  16. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

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    if you hadn’t dropped out of fourth grade to become a full-time ball-scrubbing assistant in a gay bathhouse

    Please note the assistant ball-scrubber isn’t issued a towel or brush, it’s a lingual position.

    I see the Emperor is in fine form, in spite the G-I ills.

  17. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Maybe it’s my poor memory, or early (ok, slightly early, dear) altzheimers, but I cannot for the life of me remember any of this crowd of thieves and whores congress critters helping the oil companies when they were pissing away money like the men’s room at the Great American Beer Fest. IIRC, that was only a couple of years ago, and ExxonMobile was posting record quarterly losses.

    I say it’s time for an early “recall election” as contemplated in the Declaration Of Independance.

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    “There’s a war going on against energy from fossil fuels,” said Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas. “I can’t understand the pure venom felt against the oil and gas industry.”

    I understand perfectly, son, although your innocence of the vagarities of the Socialist “mind” is commendable. You see, it’s like most of the rest of the shit the demoscum Communist Party of America has tried to pull at every step of the way. It’s not about ENERGY, it’s about CONTROL. It’s not about GUNS, it’s about CONTROL. It’s not about TAXES and SPENDING, it’s about CONTROL.

    It’s not about OIL, or PROFITS, or even CORPORATE AMERICA. It’s about CONTROL.

    And it’s time to take back control.

    The war on oil doesn’t have anything to do with eeeevil profits, or global warming, or what kind of car you drive, other than as peripheral issues. It’s all about CONTROL - of YOU, your CHILDREN, where you live, where you work, what you do for enjoyment, who you associate with,

    Who you vote for.

    Live in the suburbs? The inner cities are both easier to control and easier to make into little socialists.

    Drive a big car? Too comfortable. Gotta force you into some little roller skate with an engine (through taxes and higher gas prices), so you don’t wanna drive out to the unpolluted country air.

    Own a gun? Demonize both you and your completely inanimate tool, so that something that was once a necessity, was a short time ago part of a well dressed gentleman’s wardrobe, now an oddity, into somthing that tommorow will be viewed with derision by all.

    Big House? Oh, hell no, you are wasting too much energy to heat / cool / light that monstrosity (unless you are one of the elite, like alBore or SilkyPony.) Gotta make you move to somewhere that Big Brother can look over your shoulder.

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    Sorry, somtimes the leash you bastards keep attempting to put on me feels a little tight, and irritates a primitive, sensitive part of me.

  18. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    And, just by the way, YOU STUPID FUCKS:

    You DO NOT get ETHANOL(c2h5oh) from wood chips. You get METHANOL (ch3oh). At least get you facts straight before you try to MAKE A FUCKING LAW you dumb bastards!

    [cue the Archer Daniels Midland people attempting to make grain alcohol from wood alcohol] DUMBASSES!

  19. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu

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    Yeah, and when the cost of fuel goes up, the cost of anything that must be transported goes up which means paying more at the grocery store. Just great.

  20. Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P. Comment by Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P.

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    Completely off topic.

    Charges dropped against two Marines in Haditha case.

  21. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Major:

    I forgot to click my heels three times…

    No, it’s fire three shots at a librul. Clicking your heels only works if you are going home.

  22. lc purple raider Comment by lc purple raider

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    THE UNRAVELING: San Diego became ground zero, offering a preview of CA’s future after deregulation. San Diego Gas & Electric became the first utility to complete all the steps required under the law, and on July 1, 1999, the rate freeze was lifted. A heat wave last summer sparked higher demand amid rising wholesale energy prices. No longer protected by the cap, 1.2 million customers immediately saw their bills rise as much as 200 percent from the previous month.

    And soon after, Kalifornia passed an emergency law preventing SDGE from passing its costs to the consumer.

  23. Unregistered Comment by DukeFenton

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    After all, it might upset the single-testicled, barking cockroach’s habitat.

    Not much to worry about: I believe that species lives only in Al Capone’s secret vaults.

    Damn, I really feel evil tonight… :em38:

  24. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    And the worst part is that there are twats in this country that will keep voting for that tyrannical shit no matter what. What the FUCK happened to natural selection???

    WHY MUST I SUFFER ALL OF THOSE IMBECILES TO LIVE?

    And ALL of post #17. Damnit, DAMNit, DAMNIT!
    How STUPID are people, really? No, really. I’ve got this new 45 that needs exercise. I’ll be of to the range this afternoon.

  25. The Major Comment by The Major

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    Major:

    I forgot to click my heels three times…

    No, it’s fire three shots at a librul. Clicking your heels only works if you are going home.

    Need to reword that. It’s “…fire three shot THROUGH a librul.” I qualified Expert by shooting perfect scores during each trip to the pop-up combat range with my twusty military-issued-for-a-day M9. I’m pretty handy with my Magnaported 3″ S&W 629, too. Makes holes you can drive an Eeeeevul SUV through. Just as environmentally insensitive as the Eeeeevul SUV when you use it to aerate a walking-talking sack of socialist uber-turds. :em72: The stench NEVER goes away and the ground they decompose on is blighted for a millennia.

    PsychoC, you are exempt from aeration and having your liver eaten. I sense a conservative in you trying to claw its’ way to the surface. Embrace it! :em93:

  26. WayneB Comment by WayneB

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    Maxxdogg, I’m not too sure about being able to increase fuel efficiency in trucks and SUVs. It seems to me that engines in general now are pretty much as efficient now as they are ever going to get without changing their nature completely. The main improvements in the past several years, as far as I understand, have come from reducing weight and improved aerodynamics.

    There is a limit to how efficient the Internal Combustion Engine can get, and from what I’ve read, we’re pretty close to that goal.

  27. baslimthecripple Comment by baslimthecripple

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    We are turning to the future,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    Cupid stunt. Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them while wothless shits like Pelosi scam the funds off to cronies and leave the Oil companies, in this case, holding the bag as the sheeple whine about higher gas and oil prices. If all this biodiesel horsecrap was worth a plugged nickel, it would have happened thirty years ago. It is all subsidized out the wazoo, just like the mind farms. Pa-fucking-thetic!

  28. chuck Comment by chuck

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    JB

    What happens to the prices of corn for human consumption and animal-feed if we reallocate a LARGE portion of production for boutique fuel production?

    Have you looked at the price of milk or cheese recently?

    Maxxdog (#14)
    If the technology exists and can be used economically, it would be used for all the reasons you said it should. (See Misha’s explanation of Economics 101 above)

  29. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™

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    Hell, even Chavez and Castro got struck by Broken Clock Syndrome™ a few weeks ago when they busted on W’s idiotic concession to the EnviroLoons’ demand that we take one of the world’s most-heavily consumed foodstuffs (corn) and turn it into fuel, when we’re sitting on hundreds, if not thousands, of years worth of petroleum. (Yes, Virginia, hydrocarbons are quite common throughout the universe and they’re still migrating up from the depths of the Earth. We’re NOT running out of oil & natural gas.)

  30. TJ's Anti-Contrarian Blog Comment by TJ's Anti-Contrarian Blog

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    Never fear…Jorge Arbusto has just told Congress that this tax increase will not stand…
    He also, in surprising move for some, pledged to crack down on the border.

    What the hell has gotten into him lately? Must have had a extra big side order of testicles for lunch.

  31. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Hand him another plate, TJ……