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Jul 05 2013

Hopey Change Creates Record High Electricity Prices

For once we have a president who delivers on his promises. Obama said he would fundamentally transform America; if you fell asleep in 2008 and woke up now, would you believe even half of what you see on the news? He said he would cause energy prices to skyrocket; despite the discovery of massive energy reserves on our own land, they have:

The price of electricity in the United States for May was 13.1 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), which is the highest it has been on record for that month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which tracks the price going all the way back to 1984.

Think it’s bad now? Just wait.

These price data come at a time when President Barack Obama has announced a “new national climate action plan” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to combat alleged man-made global warming and spend more federal money on “clean energy” projects.

Man-made global warming has been revealed to all but the most obdurately ignorant to be a hoax. Despite soaring CO2 levels produced largely by China and India, temperatures have not risen since the 1990s, in dramatic contradiction to socialists’ climate models. As for the “clean energy” projects — they will most likely be boondoggles like Solyndra, SolarCity, Solexel, et cetera, specifically designed to funnel public money to Obama’s campaign donors. If the rule of law still prevailed, he would already be in prison for them.

The coal industry, which produces about 45% of the electricity in America is expected to be the hardest hit by the federal regulations, raising its costs and the cost of electricity for consumers. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that Obama’s plan is “a war on America” because the regulatory burden and costs will severely damage the U.S. coal industry.

Yet Manchin was willing to crawl into bed with this snake just recently, in a bid to disarm the population. His phony outrage is not likely to cause West Virginia voters to forget this.

Unless our rulers are literally insane, the purpose of Obama’s War on Coal is not to make the weather more suitable for polar bears, but to raise prices on literally everything and to throw people out of work. Just as flies feed on infected wounds, economic hardship is sustenance for the Democrat Party.


On a tip from Sean C.

15 Responses to “Hopey Change Creates Record High Electricity Prices”

  1. Rich says:

    EPA regulations shutting down the USA

    EPA rules to shut down more than 280 coal-fired plants

    White House: A war on coal is exactly whats needed to end USAs number one energy source, coal..

    Obama new climate plan relies on Unilateral Executive Power..

  2. Dr. 9 says:

    Wishful Thinking:

    Perhaps someday soon we’ll see something like this from the 50 (free and independent) United States signed by all 50 governors…

    “We, therefore, the Governors of the united States of America, fully assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these States solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Federal Government established in Washington, D.C., and that all political connection between them and the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor…”

  3. christopher swift (@wyatt99) says:

    We’re suffering from this safe lunacy in province of Ontario, Canada, where the “obdurately ignorant” are carpeting the rural landscape with industrial turbines. Prices would be bad enough, but they’re skyrocketing to pay off backdoor deals done with multinationals who build turbines and get paid for surplus power.
    Meanwhile, there is plenty of clean coal technology which could have been installed easily.

  4. christopher swift (@wyatt99) says:

    Ouch “same” lunacy.

  5. Tim from TK says:

    “Despite soaring CO2 levels produced largely by China and India, temperatures have not risen since the 1990s, in dramatic contradiction to socialists’ climate models.”

    For the record, according to the Scripps Institute measuring CO2 at the Mauna Loa Observatory, not that an active volcano nearby could affect measurements, between 1960 and now, CO2 has “soared” from 320 parts per million, to 400 parts per million.

    For perspective, (and our ascientific “progressive” friends), and given an average mass of a grain of sand of 0.25mg, that is about the same as adding 80 grains to nearly 9 pounds of sand

  6. Laurie says:

    Let’s not forget gas prices.

    A mere five years ago, gasoline was $1.85/gallon. Practically the moment Hussein Obama took office gas prices shot up $2.00/gallon and have stayed there. Now we’re all used to it.

    But we forget: it needn’t be that way. When we had a conservative president we had low gas prices. Now that we have a radical socialist in office, gas prices have more than doubled. But the free market can fix that because it obviously has! Just look at 2008!

    That’s why, this election cycle, we need to ignore whoever the GOP nominates (like this boob, for example:, and nominate our own candidate; one who sees that America can be strong again and is willing to take the steps necessary to stop all this wasteful government spending and instead let The People be in charge.

  7. inMAGICn says:

    Have you noticed how the “party of the little guy” actually treats the little guy?

    Think of all the lumber people in the west and northwest. When the Dems realized there were more votes in urban areas for “environmentalism” the little guys in timber towns get tossed aside, discarded, because of a hoot owl.

    Dolphins getting caught in fishing nets? Kill the Southern California tuna industry. Fishermen? Who cares.

    Speaking of fishes, remember the areas in California irrigated for crops? Some fish is supposedly “endangered” and suddenly the taps get cut off. Farmers and farm hands? Ho-hum.

    Now coal miners. Let’s face it; Obama and his minions just do not give a damn about “the little guy”.

  8. inMAGICn says:

    Tim from TK:

    The reason the Mauna Loa observatory is useful is its altitude and the isolation makes it relatively free from local sources of industrial/vehicle gases that might create a skewing effect. The lack of seasons tends to also smooth out the vegetation cycle locally.

    The presence of the nearby Kilauea is actually not a great factor for these observations. The volcano is sourced by a deep “plume” of mantle-derived magma which is basically carbon-free. As it does not rise through carbonate rocks as do subduction-zone derived volcanoes, carbon doesn’t get picked up to be released into the atmosphere.

    Otherwise, you are absolutely correct. Take a pie-diagram of the earth’s atmosphere from say, the late ’50’s, (just after the extensive work done in the IGY)and compare it to a similar diagram from 2010 and see if anyone can see the difference. I mean really. Forty parts per million?

  9. Kevin R. says:

    Obama says he believes in clean energy but his policies will even destroy the production of wind turbines and solar panels by destroying the mining industry:

    – A Potential Copper Bonanza Runs Afoul of the EPA
    The metal is essential for wind turbines, but a proposed mine in Alaska has set off Keystone-like alarms. –

  10. Tim from TK says:

    inMAGICn says…

    Thanks – I was being partially facetious as I don’t trust any instruments in the islands after I had the misfortune of living on Oahu (the Big Island is quite nice, though) and got to watch stuff rust before my eyes from the VOG.

  11. inMAGICn says:


    I didn’t mean to go pedantic on you, but I had the weird experience of reading some ignoramus remarking that volcanoes (in general) couldn’t possibly account for CO2 in the atmosphere. Why? Because only trace CO2 was being detected coming from…Kilauea.

    And, oh yes, the Big Island is a great place.

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