July 1, 2019

At the Treefall Café...

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... you can talk all night.

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I guess the big windy storm yesterday took this tree down. Madisonians will recognize the location, just to the east of the UW boathouse.

85 comments:

Chuck said...

The President announces that his Trump of July military parade will feature "brand new Sherman tanks."

Sherman tanks haven't been in service since 1957.

rcocean said...

If a tree falls in Madison, does a leftist hear it scream?

rcocean said...

Life long Republican Chuck posts DNC talking point. Bores everyone to fucking death.

Tanks on the 4th of July. Wow, interesting. Look for this to be a 250 post thread.

Big Mike said...

What goes up, must ...

narciso said...

They came through the time machine duh.

walter said...

Chuck!'s been waiting so long for the cafe.
3 minutes to comment.
Fast!

StephenFearby said...


Stripping the Mueller investigation of its clothes:

Insinuendo: Why the Mueller Report Doth Repeat So Much
By Eric Felten, RealClearInvestigations
July 01, 2019

'...At least page 192 offers a hint of variation: The FBI “approached Papadopoulos for an interview” because of “his suggestion to a foreign government representative that Russia had indicated that it could assist the Campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to candidate Clinton.”

Shakespeare knew the power of repetition.

Such relentless repetition might be dismissed as lazy cut-and-paste writing. But repetition is an ancient and effective tool of rhetoric. The Greeks called it epimone; the Romans, commoratio. It can be used subtly and powerfully, as in “Brutus is an honorable man," or it can be employed in a clumsy effort to pound home a weak claim, as in “Papadopoulos suggested…that the Trump Campaign…”

What makes the claim weak?

The problem starts with “Papadopoulos suggested.” What exactly did he say? “Suggested” implies he expressed himself indirectly. The report’s use of that squishy verb all six times it refers to the conversation is an admission that Papadopoulos did not directly make the explosive claim that allegedly spurred the FBI into action.

The next part of the sentence is not only vague, but misleading – “Papadopoulos suggested … that the Trump campaign had received indications.”

This implies that information allegedly given to Papadopoulos – an adviser to the campaign – was shared with the entire campaign. This is especially misleading because the report later says it found no evidence that Papadopoulos told anyone else on the campaign about the emails.

And then there’s the descriptor “received indications,” which is even more amorphous than “suggested.” An “indication” could be anything from a light flashing Morse code to one of the grifters in “The Sting” putting a finger to the side of his nose. If Papadopoulos was told something, why not simply write he “was told”? The downside of the simple construction, from a prosecutor’s point of view, is that it lacks the implication that something furtive and sneaky is going on. “Receiving indications” by contrast, sounds suitably shady...'

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/06/28/insinuendo_why_the_muller_report_doth_repeat_so_much_.html

Michael K said...

Chuck, get a life,

narciso said...

As I pointed out, the Bezos piece ignores a whole host of western intelligence and other allied contacts from UK to ksa.

Big Mike said...

I suspect Trump meant Strykers, which are armored vehicles but not really tanks. Or the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (which is pretty much a light tank). But probably Strykers.

narciso said...

That would make sense;

https://mobile.twitter.com/CJBdingo25/status/1145740080449019904

Limited Perspective said...

Chuck,

Don't read tweedering for history. The Israelis were using Sherman's into the 1980's.

I do agree that Trump should forget the tanks and focus on the BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR of our National Anthem. Bombs, especially dropped by American aircraft have been our thing. Tanks are an English first, then German, then Russian thing.

Trump should fly some B-2's (or B-24's) over the Potomac and drop some airburst bombs. That would be cool.

Lawrence Person said...

Enjoy the latest Democratic Presidential Clown Car update.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

so far, your analysis is correct, Mr. Gomert

LOUIE: Robert Mueller Is An ‘Anal Opening’

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/louie-robert-mueller-is-an-anal-opening/

narciso said...



His party is the new center right after 12 years of the guerillas

https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/01/el-salvador-president-his-country-responsible-migrant-deaths/

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Oh de toilette!!

Just left the 1st CBP facility.
I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.
Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.
This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.


AOC screamed at Border Patrol agents in 'threatening manner' during tour: Witnesses

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-screamed-at-border-patrol-agents-in-threatening-
manner-during-tour-witnesses

with AOC, all politics is loco

Drago said...

I dont care if Shermans or Strykers come rolling down the boulevard just so long as all 57 of obamas "magnificent" states are represented along with lots and lots of "corpsemen" in formation!

I wonder if NBC will tap the "brilliant" Maddow to lead their coverage?

I can tell that LLR Chuck really really wants his hero Da Nang Dick Blumenthal to march alongside his "combat" brothers in arms.

Btw, did you know that our very own LLR once briefly considered joining the military, deeply considered it, before deciding to not do it?

Yes, its true! LLR Chuck went into excruciating detail in his treatise length excuse tome outlining his deep deep struggle with this life altering decision.

LLR Chuck was clearly compelled to write this uninspired self-serving drivel after being called out for his lack of service while Chuck was attacking every conservative in sight for their lack if service.

This helps explain LLR Chucks deep hatred for conservatives with heroic combat records as well as LLR Chuck's deep respect for and defense of lefty Stolen Valor dems and dems who call US Troops Nazis.

LLR Chuck absolutely adores the dems.

Narayanan said...

Sherman Tanks - classic, vintage, never driven ==>>> brand new in my book!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

meh culpa

Salvadoran president says his country is to blame for migrants drowning in Rio Grande

https://truepundit.com/salvadoran-president-says-his-country-is-to-blame-for-migrants-drowning-in-rio-grande/

walter said...

There will be no nits escaping justice under Chuck!'s watch.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

2 gay men attacked?

compare/contrast the events re: Andy Ngo/Juicy Smollett

Yancey Ward said...

I only want to know if the pecan and apple pies being served during the July 4th celebration in D.C. are home-baked or purchased wholesale at Costco. Chuck, can you give us some information on that yet?

Yancey Ward said...

And that tree was clearly nearly dead when it fell over- nothing about that root system says healthy to me.

Unknown said...

And that tree was clearly nearly dead when it fell over- nothing about that root system says healthy to me.

And I was out of town at the time.

narciso said...

That tree does not look healthy, there might be some alien creature crawling out of it

anti-de Sitter space said...

Sounds like the libs are all fussy re corrupt law enforcement.

Thanks to Althouse folks have a safe space here. No posts re that.

Rather, more post re the defense of stuff that, coincidentally, racists and segregationists like to say. For her demo, that is a better use of her posting v jabber re current racists with gov sanctioned power to commit violence re human beings.

A safe space for folks who need such, the suffering demo = y'all.

Perhaps the anti-abortion folks can join the thread. To moralize some more.

Fen said...

Chuck: military parade will feature "brand new Sherman tanks."

Titleist Pro V1 or Titleist Pro V1x, Chuck?

It's amazing that the point still flies over your head.

Tomorrow, you'll be frothing that Trump said its was 6:43pm when it was still 6:42pm

And you STILL won't get why you are being mocked. Quite entertaining, thank you.

But would you let us know where you went to law school so we can avoid it?

Titleist Pro V1 or Titleist Pro V1x?

narciso said...

What exactly are you saying fenster,



https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/01/emmanuel-macron-decries-tainted-eu-brussels-fails-agree-heir/

n.n said...

Salvadoran president says his country is to blame for migrants drowning in Rio Grande

The fetal stage of emigration reform. And progress of the sardine effect, urban island heat effect, diversity, and other conflicts in high density population centers.

narciso said...

Oh really.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/gibsons-bakery-v-oberlin-college-it-is-particularly-frustrating-to-watch-people-parrot-whatever-opinion-theyve-read-on-legal-insurrection-that-day/

narciso said...

Some people fell for this,:
https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/07/01/light-shines-upon-disinformation-darkness/

Lem said...

Reminds me of Sandy.

Francisco D said...

Chuck, get a life,

He has a life. Unfortunately, it is inside a bottle of cheap vodka.

wildswan said...

Aunty Desister said
"Perhaps the anti-abortion folks can join the thread. To moralize some more."

I'm anti-abortion, yes. But I don't know how to moralize s'mores? Carmelize, yes, moralize, no.

n.n said...

"Perhaps the anti-abortion folks can join the thread. To moralize some more."

Summary judgments and cruel and unusual punishment or "wicked solution" can only be justified under social justice, with a twilight faith, and Pro-Choice quasi-religion ("ethics").

Pro-life or human rights is actually the easier position to adopt.

Qwinn said...

After noting that some troll at AOS tried to make an issue of "brand new Sherman tanks" instead of "newly restored Sherman tanks" on the overnight thread, I came to Althouse cause I knew Chuck couldn't possibly resist trying to make an issue out of it. I had to see if I was right.

I was right.

Hilarious.

Most predictable troll ever.

Qwinn said...

Chuck is the guy who'll tell you that an axe that was new in 1980, that had the handle replaced in 1990, and the blade replaced in 2000, is STILL THE SAME AXE THAT IT WAS IN 1980, DAMNIT, and if you think differently YOU'RE A CULTIST!

Clyde said...

I was really shocked and saddened at the tragic death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs yesterday at the age of 27. It's always terrible when someone who is young and in the prime of fitness and health dies. We've had a number of similar tragedies in recent years, people like Jose Fernandez, Luis Valbuena, Oscar Taveras, Darryl Kile, Nick Adenhart, etc. Some of them made mistakes that brought on their death, others were victims of the bad acts of others. It just reinforces the fact that life is fragile and no one is promised tomorrow. Of course, many people died yesterday, some of them also in the prime of their lives, each loss a horrible tragedy to their families and friends, just more anonymous to the rest of us than a famous baseball player who by all accounts was a good guy and a role model in his community. I saw a picture of Skaggs taken on a recent road trip to Minnesota, where he and teammate Mike Trout visited a local children's hospital with a couple of the Twins' star players. That spoke volumes to me, since that's not something that players have to do. The world is a little poorer and sadder for his loss.

rhhardin said...

My smooth sumacs commit suicide at a certain age, but break off at the roots so leave no stump. It takes about a half hour to saw up and haul to the back fence a mature 20 foot tree, with a hand saw and limb lopper. The usual cause isn't wind but weight of rainwater on leaves, and their inclination to grow at an angle to get sun under the leaves of older brothers.

FleetUSA said...

The word of the day is "pollard". Trees fall when no one has the guts to pollard them, i.e. prune branches that make the tree top heavy compared to the trunk.

Bruce Hayden said...

Talking tanks, yesterday morning, as I headed home from downtown, I noted a long tan line of train cars stopped on the siding right by the highway. Turned out to be 20 or so Abrahm’s tanks, followed by about as many Bradley’s, all in their desert paint, followed by some Hummers and other trucks in woodlands paint. I assume that it is standard, but all of the guns had been removed except for the tanks’ main guns (which is how I first recognized what they were). I think that the train was headed eastbound, which probably means from Seattle. most of the trains through there are fairly boring, the same thing every day, but sometimes, like yesterday, something interesting rolls through. Maybe just perception, but it doesn’t seem like as many 737 fuselages are rolling the other way this summer, to Boeing in Seattle.

traditionalguy said...

The homeless squirrels problem reaches Madison.

Bruce Hayden said...

I learned something about trees falling down a couple weeks ago. The mountain above a friend’s property burned three years ago. The next summer he got flooding through his very steep property. Which was a problem, because no one thinks of getting flood insurance when you need 4wd to get in/out of a property due to the steepness of the road in. Now some of the trees below the burn are falling down. Part of it is the flooding the previous summers, but the think that I didn’t know was that in a thick forest of tall evergreens, there are inside trees and outside trees. The inside trees don’t have as good of root systems. On his land, the inside trees had been protected from the wind by the thick forest above them, that had burned down a couple years earlier. Now, exposed to the wind, some of them had fallen down.

These are not short trees - they are better than 100 tall, and that means that in a thick forest, as that friend has on his property (and we have here in NW MT), they often don’t fall all the way down, but get stuck part way. Friend had one at maybe a 30 degree angle. Obviously a goner since the roots were mostly exposed. How do you get it out? His 80 year old neighbor showed us how. He climbed the tree and put some cables on it, that he secured up hill. He then proceeded to cut maybe 4 foot segments out of it. Each time, the segment would roll down hill, and the remaking tree would drop 4 feet. He would tighten the cables, and repeat. Pretty quickly, it was back to vertical. When it was maybe half it’s original length, there was room to lay it down. But it was still kinda fun watching the tree essentially shrink vertically in front of our eyes.

stevew said...

There's a Sherman Tank permanently on display at Patton Park in Hamilton MA.

Has anyone seen that photo of Trump looking through binoculars that still have the lens covers on? Weird, there are such photos of the last three presidents.

Narayanan said...

Putin is bringing them over!!
,,The United States provided tens of thousands of its Medium Tank M4, also named the Sherman, to many of its Allies during the Second World War, under the terms of Lend-Lease.,,

Rusty said...

Just a note on the Sherman Tank. It was chosen as our main battle tank because they could put two of rhwm on an American flat railroad car, Thus freeing up railroad stock. But also because it would fit on British folling stock and fit through British railroad tunnels.

rhhardin said...

Sherman tank thrust bearings make great clothesline pulleys.

exhelodrvr1 said...

I believe that the parade is going to be led by a group of Navy corpsemen

Bruce Hayden said...

Last summer, I bought the lots next door and across the street from us in MT. The developer had been asking way too much for them before the housing crash, and the bank ended up with the unsold lots. They are finally selling them off, with the economy picking up, now that Obama is out of office. Got both lots each for about 1/3 what the developer had been asking. Partly we bought them because my partner doesn’t want a house across the street, and partially because I want a man cave.

The lot across the street is mostly just grass, though it does have maybe a dozen of those tall evergreens that I was talking about. The guy across the street is a bit clueless, which is surprising, since he retired from the navy as a senior master chief. He wants to take down some of my trees by his house. He complained of all the Ponderosa Pine needles that they are shedding onto his roof. Except those aren’t the pine trees shedding onto his roof, because they aren’t pines. They are spruce and fur, with much shorter needles. If he wants to take out the pine trees shedding onto his roof, I pointed them out to him, on his property, and he could drop them on my lot, with, of course, a signed indemnity agreement.

Pine needles and, to a lesser extent, pine cones, are one of the banes of our existence, living in such a heavily forested area. The needles have to be removed every year from the roof, and it is inevitably a major production. I raked the needles and cones in the yard and hauled them to the dump (which can no longer burn them and return the CO2 to the atmosphere, where it belongs). Took a couple trips. Then got this long rake contraption out, and pulled the bulk that I could reach down. Those went to the dump last Sat. (Mowed, which went Sunday to the dump). The last two summers, my partner’s son in law got up on the roof, and finished the job. Last summer, I had a system set up with a rope over the top, secured at both ends, and Jumar ascenders attached to a harness, which hopefully makes it a bit safer of a job. This year though, we have two ten aged boys showing up at the end of the month, and they are more than happy to risk life and limb on this task - though the one is one of my partner’s favorite grandsons, so the life part there is problematic.

Finally, to the man cave. I am currently working on putting a rather large (30x40) garage on the other lot. The plan right now is for a bathroom, bedroom, and office across the back of it, leaving about 30x30 for vehicles and shop. I was going to have it stick built, but everyone these days seems to be mass producing sheds, and they make garages up to 32x48 or so, delivered in two pieces to the site. Biggest hurdle is the HOA architectural review committee, but am hoping for help from one member, whose brother I would use for the excavating. We shall see. Plus city approval. I often ask my partner why she bought inside the city limits, because 1/4 mile away, we wouldn’t need city approval, and I could shoot the woodpeckers. Instead, I have to patch the holes every year in the fireproof siding that looks like wood, but isn’t supposed to burn. Dish refuses to drill through it, but the woodpeckers have no problem. Back to the garage - would site it back in the thick woods on that lot, only half visible to the street. Spent last week doing mock-up drawings for the HOA, with the siding, trim, garage doors, and roof matching the house. Hopefully that will get it through.

Bruce Hayden said...

One of the things that is notable about living here is the concern about forest fires. That is what happened to the mountain above my fiend who has trees falling down, why we need to remove the needles and cones every year, mow the grass, and why the siding to the house is not supposed to burn. Last week, on my way to visit that friend, stopped at the forest service office in the next town down. The guy I ended up talking to for most of an hour had roots around there that went back into the 19th century. There was a town 5 miles west of here up until the 1910 fire. He said that the fire had burned in spurts all the way from the cascades there, maybe 350 miles, and stopped just a couple miles west of here. He tells of his grandmother, her sister, and their mother going out in the river as it came whooshing through. But then, over the century, fires have been suppressed. Used to be that they would burn a bit, but then peter out when the fire hit the previously burned areas. Those huge Ponderosa Pines by the House here evolved to survive most fires. They have thick bark, and cones that open after fires. But that survival depended on somewhat frequent fires that burned up the underbrush, leaving their thick bark singed, but intact. Not any more. Once the crowns of these big evergreens go, it is hard to stop the fires, and that is what we are seeing more and more of.

I asked him about his prognosis, and his response was that it had been a relatively dry and hot May and June, so expected a decently hectic fire season this year, at least here in NW MT. I bought one HEPA filter last week, and need to get it set up today, before company shows up later this week. And plan on a couple more. Last summer was bad, but not horrible for air quality, but the year before, we had maybe a month of extremely dangerous (300 or so) air quality. Last summer, it was up by Glacier and down by Hamilton, I believe, that were that bad.

Temujin said...

Interesting life out there in Montana, Bruce Hayden. Sounds amazing.
And...very different from the topography we see down here in Florida at sea level. Or as the climate mongers would say, below sea level in 5 years.

Mr. Forward said...

Oak wilt? Red Oak? Had an ancient oak tip over right in front of me, no root ball, just a bulb with one last artery clogged with evil looking gel.
I was carrying an axe and felt a rush of fake power as if I was psychokinetic, then relief, I could have been a little further along and crushed, then paranoid.

Tank said...

My ears were ringing.

Is someone talking about me?

Hagar said...

Has anyone ever seen a water toilet without a wash basin nearby?
I call B.S.!

Big Mike said...

“We can’t just drill our way out of the problem,” Obama said during an energy policy speech in Indiana [in May 2011]. “If we’re serious about addressing our energy problems, we’re going to have to do more than drill.”

Sometime last week the US quietly became the world’s largest oil producer. Just another one of Obama’s many lies.

rehajm said...

The area between West Yellowstone and Big Sky in early August was bad. I got caught in one if those little weather systems forest fires creates. Bright sunny day then the smell if smoke. A smoke cloud appears, then 70mph winds for 30 seconds, then the ash storm what leaves 1/4 inch of soot and ash on everything and every one. As a sea level dweller bad air at 9,000 ft kicked my ass...

rehajm said...

Obama like all the present day Democrats exist in an upside down world that doesn’t exist. Their trailer wires are crossed.

Howard said...

I just love the thought of a chickenhawk designed commie-style military parade on July 4th. Even after that, Melania still won't fuck him

Big Mike said...

@Rusty, what you wrote about the Sherman was true, and they also were pretty fast for their time, but there was a downside. Shermans versus German Tigers was no contest. There’s a scene in the movie “Fury” where four Shermans take on one Tiger, and three Shermans die before Brad Pitt gets his kill shot. In real life Brad Pitt would have died, too. Experts agree you needed five Shermans, minimum, simultaneously engaging a Tiger to kill it.

Howard said...

Blogger Big Mike said...

“We can’t just drill our way out of the problem,” Obama said during an energy policy speech in Indiana [in May 2011]. “If we’re serious about addressing our energy problems, we’re going to have to do more than drill.”

Sometime last week the US quietly became the world’s largest oil producer. Just another one of Obama’s many lies.


Peak fracking is coming, BM. We still need to get serious about nuke, solar and storage. BTW, the US oil production shot up after Obama came in office and it's continuing on the same trendline, just like the dow jones. Thanks Obama for making Trump look good!

Howard said...

gasoline with thin armor versus diesel and thick Armour

wildswan said...

If we posted a photo of one of the homeless areas in LA, surrounded by its usual landscaping of garbage, rats, and needles and lacking water or toilets and we captioned that photo: "Illegal Immigrant Holding Area" there would be a world-wide storm of abuse and the situation would be cleaned up. But the Dems don't care about Americans and the world doesn't care how abusive lefties are, especially when it's merely [poor] Americans being abused.

chuck said...

> Shermans versus German Tigers was no contest.

Exactly, the Tigers hardly ever showed up!

"80 percent of success is just showing up" —Woody Allen

Drago said...

Howard is very very upset that Joe Biden received 5 deferments.

Meanwhile, a solid majority of retired and active duty military will once again vote for Trump and not the communist dems/LLR's.

Ray - SoCal said...

89% of Republicans approve Trumps job performance per Gallup.

So anti Trumpers are a very small minority, yet they get
Massive media attention.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/democrats-shouldnt-cater-to-nevertrumpers-but-liberals-shouldnt-shame-them-for-not-voting-for-democratic-nominee

alanc709 said...

Howard said: "BTW, the US oil production shot up after Obama came in office".... Yes, because Obama's support for fracking was so helpful, wasn't it. Petroleum production didn't increase BECAUSE of Obama, but in spite of Obama. Trust a prog to take credit for something they opposed unsuccessfully.

Ray - SoCal said...

The Andy Ngo incident is troubling.

The blind eye given to Antifa’s actions.

And they seem to be mostly White.

Jonah Goldberg equivalence tweet was just wrong.

I did not realize he was out at national review.strange times...



Ray - SoCal said...

Disney’s new Star Wars Land does not seem to be going to great.

Seems to be part of the go woke, go broke trend.

Howard said...

Drago: yes, the CTE epidemic among retired and active military is a real shame. That's why they can be spoon fed up with Trump serum and cheer on his Stalinist military parade celebrating Trump's small hands.

The Dems will prevail because we have Bindens full of Womyn.

Howard said...

...or is it women's full of Bidens??

walter said...

Howard said...yes, the CTE epidemic among retired and active military is a real shame. That's why they can be spoon fed up with Trump serum and cheer on his Stalinist military parade celebrating Trump's small hands.
--
For that gem you win an all expenses paid hunting trip with commenter Achilles.

Drago said...

Remember when the dems/left were calling GW Bush a "chickenhawk" due to Iraq and Afghanistan? ("No Blood For Oil!)

In those days the dems/left defined "Chickenhawk" as someone who didnt serve but was an advocate for more foreign military intervention.

That was when the dems/left were lying about GW Bush's Air National Guard record and falsely accused Bush of being AWOL (but remember, it is Trump that destroyed "civility"...wink wink)

Now we see Howard doing what all lefties/LLE-lefties do: change the meaning of the term and just lib it at Trump who is trying to keep us out of more additional foreign conflicts and the dems/LLR's are screaming at him to do more..but he continues to hold fast..

Which is the very opposite of what a "chickenhawk" is supposed to be.

But like LLR's and all the other lefties, history began anew this morning and words mean what the left/LLR-left Smear Merchants need them to mean today.

Unexpectedly.

The only real chickenhawks in this race are Joe Biden and a large number of dem candidates who cant wait to line up with the neocons to launch another conflict or 2 or 3 or 4...

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

“I noted a long tan line of train cars stopped on the siding right by the highway. Turned out to be 20 or so Abrahm’s tanks, followed by about as many Bradley’s,”

Saw something similar the other day as a long train of flat cars loaded with dozens of cannons and military vehicles passed through our town. Reminded me of Orwell’s passage in Homage to Catalonia. Also made me wish I was nine. That sort of shit would fire our imaginations for days.

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Drago said...

Howard: "...the US oil production shot up after Obama came in office and it's continuing on the same trendline, just like the dow jones. Thanks Obama for making Trump look good!"

LOL

100% of the increase in oil and gas production, 100%, was on PRIVATE lands and was due to improvements in geological suvey and detection and improvements in extraction technology and execution in the field.

100%

You could look it up.

Obama and team left have been fighting fracking day in and day out and companies stopped purchasing new licenses on public lands after obama was elected (you could look it up) because it was impossible to get past the obama legal hurdles to begin drilling.

100%" due to private companies using privately developed improved technology on privately held lands.

What was the obama admin and Team left doing? Suing energy companies and making hoax movies like "Gasland".

But it wouldnt be a new day if some lefty like Howard or LLR Chuck or Inga wasnt attempting to rewrite history.

Michael K said...

Howard might also be interested in the plight of upstate New York which sits over a big formation that begs for fracking but Howard's cousins in Manhattan have voted for the left's ban on fracking where they can get traction.

New York City is ruled by crazy Warren Wilhelm while upstate withers away, like Cuba,

MadisonMan said...

Well, I guess it's good that fell when there aren't a lot of students living in Lakeshore Dorms.

Howard said...

Doc Mike: what happened to states rights? FYI, I've always been pro fracking for the last 30-years.

Howard said...

OK Drago, if you are correct, then why hasn't the increase in production accelerated under Trump? Because we are already battling the diminishing returns due to the diffusive nature of the deposits. Peak frack is coming. We can't drill our way out, but we can bridge to the next thing by drilling.

Howard said...

Blogger walter said...

Howard said...yes, the CTE epidemic among retired and active military is a real shame. That's why they can be spoon fed up with Trump serum and cheer on his Stalinist military parade celebrating Trump's small hands.
--
For that gem you win an all expenses paid hunting trip with commenter Achilles.


I've replied to Achilles directly with that sort of shit and worse, but he almost always never takes the bait, unlike you, wall-e.

Fen said...

Emcee: would fire our imaginations for days.

Beautiful line. I still envy you ;) Hope you are still writing.

Fen said...

Disney’s new Star Wars Land does not seem to be going to great. Seems to be part of the go woke, go broke trend.

The mascot appears to be a black lesbian female with blue hair.

Check ALL the boxes.

As a kid, I tried that with Ice Cream and Slurpees. Never worked out.

Howard said...

Biden is a chickenhawk, the womyns get a pass, I voted for Bush twice, which turned me into an Obozo voter

Fen said...

Which is the very opposite of what a "chickenhawk" is supposed to be.

It was illogical to begin with.

If you aren't allowed to support the war because you didn't serve then... wait for it... you aren't allowed to criticize the war because you didn't serve.

And these are the people the GOP Establishment kept losing to.

Michael K said...

Assuming for a moment this is a serious comment, always a problem with you, Howard.

We can't drill our way out, but we can bridge to the next thing by drilling.

No, what we need to do is revive nuclear power using small reactors distributed so the transmission lines resistance is minimal.