June 22, 2022

At the Sunrise Café...

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... you can write about whatever you want.

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35 comments:

Bender said...

That was CLOSE.

Lightning strike within a hundred feet of here. I'll have to go see what it hit tomorrow.

Humperdink said...

Refinery Squeeze. A decent article from the WaPoo. Highlights:

> Oil refineries across the country are being retired and converted to other uses as owners balk at making costly upgrades and America’s pivot away from fossil fuels leaves their future uncertain.

>Five refineries have shutdown in the United States in just the past two years, reducing the nation’s refining capacity by about 5%

>President Joe Biden sent a letter to the nation’s major oil companies, chastising them for squeezing “historically high profit margins”. (The profits follow years of heavy losses at many facilities after demand plunged during the pandemic.)
> “I don’t think you are ever going to see a refinery built again in this country,” Chevron CEO Michael Wirth told The Washington Post this month. “It’s been 50 years since we built a new one.”

> There is a large refining facility in Houston up for sale right now. The problem: Nobody wants to buy it. There has not been a single viable bid.


https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2022/06/21/Oil-refineries-are-making-a-windfall-Why-do-they-keep-closing/stories/202206210039

Bottom line: The Greenies have sowed the seeds for this and by extension, the Soiled Pants administration. Not to worry though, Biden wants to save to the US consumer 18 cents/gallon for three months.

Lem said...

If abortion is ok at any time for any reason, what’s keeping us from allowing would be mothers to sell their fetus to science?

Make lemonade out of guacamole.

If the answer for disallowing such sale is morally grounded, where is that morality when it comes to abortion on demand in the first place?

Keep asking questions.

Birches said...

The current state of education. The adults in this story are worse than the kids because they're so impotent in their authority.

https://www.thecut.com/article/cancel-culture-high-school-teens.html

Lem said...

Reddit notified me via their app, what was the biggest post (up-vote collector) two years ago today.

link textThe 126K up-vote story was a freaking hoax.

I love it when the algorithms aren't clued in.

Narr said...

No gas tax for a while? I guess they lost Gerry Ford's WIN buttons--they'd be as effective.





Lem said...

If we are cancelling ourselves, due to unsustainably low birth rates, it gives me some comfort to know that future alien archeologist will find our poetic AI ready to answer their questions.

(That's me attempting to prophetize? like the Philosophy professor earlier today) That was my favorite post today btw. There is something Christ like about it. 'Put the sword away'.

farmgirl said...

Good Lord!
What a sky- wings abound…
Even my night eyes are opened wide. It’s somehow fitting, to see d as UCA a beautiful sight before bed. It gives our dreams a potential sweetness.

MadTownGuy said...

Lots of wheat being grown here in Central PA, where last year there was corn or sorghum. At first I thought it was just crop rotation but it could be that US farms are picking up the slack.

Lem said...

'Proselytize' is probably better than 'prophetize' in my comment 👆🏽

Bender said...

All that rain. Increasing temp in the house. Getting steamy too.

Time to close the windows and burn some carbon with my AC.

Take that, Joe.

Bender said...

So if our utterly awesome President has his way, I will be about $11 richer over the three months of his proposed suspension of the federal gas tax!!

ELEVEN DOLLARS!!!!!

Life is good.

farmgirl said...

… to see such a beautiful sight before bed…

Peterson interviewed his Dad. It’s a thoughtful, touching interview. Father &son in an intimate fashion. It’s not fast paced. It takes a bit of patience. I’m probably going to listen again, I’m stacking wood to it.

Bender said...

Memories from childhood - sitting in the backseat of my parents' car listening to "We Can Work It Out" on CKLW.

Marc said...

Tomorrow night is Saint John's Eve (the eve of the feast of his Nativity), Midsummer's Eve, a night to light a bonfire. Have only noticed this afternoon how large the apples on the tree have become. Had a tetanus shot this morning, and the first shingles one. The tetanus-shot shoulder is achey. And it was 80 F. here earlier: the Willamette Valley had its first heat wave warning of the season from the NWS-- didn't much like seeing that 'first' but in terms of the history there are indeed likely to be another three or four this Summer.

Lem said...

Trans reparations?

👉🏽 https://youtu.be/ab9aK16UJDU

Burning the midnight oil, or, fast and furious.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

The wallboard is being hung this week in our new home. The installers should be done tomorrow with it, then start the taping and texturing. Still waiting for PSE to come out and switch the power from the temporary power panel to the permanent meter.

My compact tractor will be delivered around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Its first use will be to fill in two trenches, propane and power.

gadfly said...

Sen. Mike Lee and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers share their LDS faith, but not values. Under intense pressure, Bowers would not cave to an unconstitutional scheme [that] Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped concoct and promote.

gadfly said...

A wet spring has slowed soybean, sorghum, and corn plantings in Pennsylvania and elsewhere but about half of the acres now growing fall-planted small grains with harvesting dates are between June 25-July 30. Soybeans can be planted in this same ground when 90 or more days remain until the first frost. So the farmers will be shooting to recover late spring plantings with a double-cropping of beans.

gadfly said...

“I don’t think you are ever going to see a refinery built again in this country,” Chevron CEO Michael Wirth told The Washington Post this month. “It’s been 50 years since we built a new one.”

Perhaps Chevron hasn't built a refinery in 50 years, but Johns Manville opened one in Stark County, ND in 2014 to handle Bakken crude, and the newest refinery in the United States is the Targa Resources Corporation's 35,000 barrels/day condensate splitter to handle light crude from gas wells, is located in Channelview, Texas, began operation in 2019.

wendybar said...

Yesterday there was an Insurrection at the Wisconsin Capitol. WHY won't the media cover it?? Some insurrections are more illegal than others?? https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/06/22/there-were-a-lot-of-abortion-advocates-parading-in-the-wisconsin-state-capitol-wednesday/

tim maguire said...

Amy said... I just finished the Ai Weiwei book that you quoted from several times on this blog. I found it very thought provoking and impactful. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I would not have known about it otherwise.

I reserved it at my library back when the prof. was quoting from it and just picked it up a couple days ago. I’m only 2 chapters in, but am really liking it. I expect to learn a lot about life in China over the last half century.

farmgirl said...

It’s amazing how much the fore-fronted cloud looks like a feather…

Humperdink said...

Awesome Kamala impression.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2022/06/Kamalasplaining.mp4

Ann Althouse said...

Glad to see people reading the Ai Weiwei book!

Lucien said...

So will SCOTUS announce Dobbs today or punt?

Rusty said...

35,000 BPD isn't very much. It must be a pilot project.

Drago said...

gadfly the hopeless: "Perhaps Chevron hasn't built a refinery in 50 years, but Johns Manville opened one in Stark County, ND in 2014 to handle Bakken crude, and the newest refinery in the United States is the Targa Resources Corporation's 35,000 barrels/day condensate splitter to handle light crude from gas wells, is located in Channelview, Texas, began operation in 2019."

2014 and 2019. Now, from Jan of 2021 to today how many refineries have been shuttered or converted to biofuels (due to Fed govt policies)?

You really are the last person who should be blind cut-and-paste "commenting" on energy/economics since you have demonstrated you are just a buffoonish mouthpiece for and defender of the lunatic democratical economic policies for the last 2 years.

Jersey Fled said...

"So if our utterly awesome President has his way, I will be about $11 richer over the three months of his proposed suspension of the federal gas tax!!"

I figure I'll be $33 richer. That's for 2 drivers in our household. That will make a nice dent in the $3000 a year that inflation is otherwise costing me.

Marc said...

No Dobbs today but the Supreme Court's website shows that there will be decisions announced tomorrow.

TheOne Who Is Not Obeyed said...

"...and the first shingles one."

Had my first dose of shingles vaccination a month ago. Dr warned me it can be a bitch, and boy was it. That shoulder hurt for a week, although it was only the first couple days I could barely move the arm. On Day 2 the ague and tiredness set in for a couple days. Felt like I had the flu.

I have already had the shingles, about 10 years ago. The vaccination was far preferable to another round of the real thing.

Marc said...

That shoulder hurt for a week, although it was only the first couple days I could barely move the arm.

Too bad; I wonder if this was because of having already had shingles? Both my shoulders remain a bit achey this morning but nothing like what you've described.

Narr said...

My shingles vax a few years ago gave me a lot of soreness and some redness at and around the injection site, but was back to normal in a day or so.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

I had the two-shot shingles vaccine a few years ago. Both times I had a mild fever that night, but fine the next day.

Marc said...

According to the story I half-listened to at the pharmacy, before X number of years ago there were two shingles vaccines to choose between; the COVID options would have made that choice seem simple, I reckon.