Massive amounts of much-needed Canadian oil will be going to our communist Chinese adversaries because Obama has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. His approval is not required to build part of the pipeline that doesn’t cross an international border, so that the oil constituting the life blood of our economy can be transported from Oklahoma to refineries in Texas. So lesser moonbats are doing their part to keep unemployment and energy prices high, and to erode our standard of living:
As part of their effort, protesters have taken to the trees, building elevated platforms along the pipeline route and have locked themselves to tree- and brush-removal equipment, [Tar Sands Blockade spokesman Ramsey] Sprague said.
Sprague added that the idea is for the blockade to prevent clearing of the land for the pipeline, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
In the fourth week of occupation, seven platforms have been constructed in trees on the easement in Wood County, near Winnsboro, Sprague said. Protesters also built a 120-foot long temporary scaffolding wall that crosses the 110-foot wide pipeline route.
Sprague complained about “pretty intense harassment” from TransCanada officials [who are building the pipeline], such as the installation of floodlights at night and loud generators “that creates quite a racket” and leads to sleep deprivation.
“It’s a pretty dangerous thing to do with people suspended 80 feet in the air,” he said.
Lights? Noise? He ought to be thankful they aren’t using rifles.
Moonbats have also been protesting the pipeline in Moscow on the Colorado, a.k.a. Austin, among other places.
In recent weeks, protesters, including Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah, have also demonstrated at other sites along the route, and arrests have been made in Wood, Polk and Franklin counties.
Protesters also ran into law enforcement in the community of Saltillo in Hopkins County, where pipeline opponents locked themselves to machinery.
Where is energy supposed to come from? The same place jobs will come from after the EPA has forbidden the last economically productive activity. Anything that can’t be expropriated from “the rich” will be conjured into existence by bureaucratic decree.
If people could come back from the wretched future liberals are inflicting, they would advise us to fight these absurd creatures tooth and nail.
On a tip from Jimbo.