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This is not a meeting – this is a wake

This is not a meeting – this is a wake

The OPEC oil cartel – and Putin’s Russia – are waking up to an unpleasant surprise. Shale output from the Permian Basin in Texas is expanding faster than the world thought humanly possible.

The scale threatens to neutralize output cuts agreed by Saudi Arabia and a Russian-led bloc last November, and ultimately threatens break their strategic lockhold on the global crude market for a generation.

"People just don't seem to realize how big the Permian is. It will eventually pass the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia, and that is the biggest in the world," said Scott Sheffield, founder of Pioneer Natural Resources and acclaimed 'King of the Permian'.

Fresh science broadly confirms the once-outlandish claims of Mr. Sheffield and the veteran wildcatters. Consultants IHS have tripled their estimate of ultimate recoverable resources in the Permian to 104bn barrels – recoverable now due to astonishingly rapid advances in American fracking technology.



gene-editingScientists at the Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, said last week that they had edited the genomes of pigs, rendering them immune to a dangerous virus. The announcement is extraordinary precisely because it sounds almost routine these days.

Gene editing is already starting to save the lives of human cancer patients and generate healthier crops. Yet the battle to ensure it gains favor with public opinion must be urgently addressed. The usual suspects are already trying to blacken its name.

With the new gene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9, the Roslin scientists sliced out a short section from this gene in the fertilized egg of a pig. They then grew pigs from these eggs that turned out healthy and entirely normal in every way, including the functioning of the gene, but which denied the virus entry to the cell.

Cue an outbreak of horror about the risks of (cliché alert) designer babies. One newspaper has been blathering about “Frankenstein pigs.”  But a similar technique is already being used to treat leukemia in children: are they Frankenstein kids?

What will be the public reaction to the release of gene-edited animals or plants? Bring it on and cure us, or how dare you try to poison us? We have been here before, twice.



trump-thumbs-upWhat changes in government policy should be made to achieve an annual average of 4 percent economic growth?

That is the question President Trump and his team should be asking, if they are serious about achieving a lower deficit while increasing spending on defense and the infrastructure.

The Congressional Budget Office and many private economists are forecasting only a little over 2 percent growth (a bit higher than the recent past), and the president has said he hopes to achieve 3 percent — which is too little for the president to achieve his goals.

Is 4 percent growth per year achievable? An average of more than 4 percent growth was achieved during the last seven years of the Reagan administration and during the last term of the Clinton administration.

Like now, in both cases, many in the economic and political establishment claimed that such growth rates were not possible. They were wrong then and are now.  Here is why 4 percent is possible and how to achieve it.



You just started work for an advertising agency and your boss has given you your first assignment:  come up with an ad for Colgate dental floss.

“Show me what you’ve got,” he says.  “I want something ingeniously clever,” he says.  For dental floss??

You retreat to your desk in a panic, wondering how many fingers of Famous Grouse would it take to think of anything clever about dental floss.  And all you’ve got is coffee and plain water, no FG.  You stare at your computer screen. 

After a while, you come up with three photos, each of a smiling couple.  You entitle the ad What Do You See?  At the bottom, the ad says, “Colgate Dental Floss – for if you don’t floss, it’s the only thing people will notice!”

You show it to your boss.  He studies the three photos, puzzled.  “What’s so clever about this?” he asks dismissively.  “Three guys with food in their teeth, so what?”  Quietly, you request he look at the pictures again: 



Chuck Schumer and his buddy Putin in New York

Chuck Schumer and his buddy Putin in New York

I have a confessions after the Fake News Sessions Non-Scandal breaking yesterday (03/02).  First, I was obviously wrong in Trump Triumphant the day before (03/01) for thinking there were grown-up adults among the Dems, in contrast to psychos like Maxine Waters, who would now abandon their delusions and recognize the reality of Trump’s Presidency.

No such luck.  Chuck Schumer and all his ilk are just as treasonously insane as Maxine.  The good news is that, by contrast to his Pub predecessor who never fought back, we have a president who will.

Indicting and prosecuting to the full extent of the law with the possibility of years in prison is the only way to stop Deep State-Democrat-Fake News Media Treason.

This needs to start at the top.  And at the top is not Chuckie Schumer, the editors of the Washington Post, nor the CIA leakers known to the FBI.  At the top is Former President Barack Obama.



President Trump addressing Congress Feb 28 2017

President Trump addressing Congress Feb 28 2017

“Mr. Speaker – the President of the United States!”  The instant Donald Trump entered the House Chamber with that announcement of House Sergeant-ofArms Paul Irving last night (02/28), I knew something was different.

His bearing, his presence, made my head snap back.  He was fully and completely, in a way than ever before, presidential.  Before the election, after the election, at the Inaugural, since the Inaugural, he was always the Donald Trump we have known.

But from the very moment he stepped into the Chamber to thunderous applause, he was different.  OMG, it hit me as I’m sure it hit millions watching, he is the President!  Everyone on the Chamber floor knew it, for from that moment of entry on, he owned the room.

 The Pubs were ecstatic, the Dems were immobilized in shock.  As he proceeded to deliver one of the most magnificent presidential addresses to Congress in history, receiving innumerable standing ovations, all the Dems could do was sit on their hands with deer-in-the-headlights expressions on their faces as it sunk in what was happening.  (Full text of the speech here, full video below.)

There were no disruptions, they sat there mute – with lady Dems in silly white dresses – not believing what they were witnessing:  that all their efforts at delegitimizing this man’s presidency were over.



Pelosi listening to Trump destroy her party

Pelosi listening to Trump destroy her party

President Trump is an acquired taste. After Tuesday’s boffo address to a joint session of Congress, millions more are acquiring it.

It was the first time the president’s words have risen to the level of his deeds. I loved even the parts announcing policies I don’t like, because they are superb politics.  How superb?  Just look at Shell-Shocked Pelosi to see how.

I’m awed by how well Team Trump staged the event. They anticipated what the Dems and the Lying Swine were likely to do, and sandbagged them.  One example:

By inviting victims of violent crime perpetrated by illegal immigrant felons – especially Jamiel Shaw Sr., father of a black teenager murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member -- Trump made those Dems who made illegal immigrants their guests look as petty and small as in fact they are.

And did you hear Democrats groan when the president announced plans to highlight illegal immigrant crime?



And the Oscar for Best Picture is…

And the Oscar for Best Picture is…

HA HA HA. Let’s be honest, the greatest Oscars fiasco in history couldn’t have happened to a bunch of smugger, more deserving people.

All night on Sunday (02/26), the theme of the Academy Awards had been one of truth and facts.  Forgive me if I laugh again?

For truth and facts have never been Hollywood’s strong point. Time and again, movies abuse and bastardize historical events to suit its slathering need to drive box office cash.  I don’t object to that practice, because frankly, I just want to be entertained when I go to the movies.

But I do object when Hollywood pretends to stand for “The Truth.”  Just as I object when the New York Times pretends to be an impartial newspaper.  It’s not.

The Times is the media version of the Academy and its membership: an elite, preening organization stuffed full of liberals that absolutely loathe all things Republican, and especially loathe Donald Trump.



keepkidssafeI do not write these words lightly, and there is not an ounce of mockery or, God forbid, hatred in my heart when I say that Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner is a man wearing a dress. I am simply speaking the plain and obvious truth, as politically incorrect as that truth might be right now.

But with transgender issues dominating the news these days, and in light of Tucker Carlson’s epic takedown of Democratic leader Zac Petkanas on national TV last week (02/23) specifically discussing gender-related questions, it appears that now is as good a time as ever to state some things clearly.

So then, to avoid all ambiguity:

*No, you do not get to choose your gender;

*No, gender is not determined by the level of your personal enlightenment (as Petkanas alleged);

*No, your gender does not change simply because you announce that it has changed;

*No, it is not good science to allow people to change their sexual identity on their birth certificates. In fact, there is nothing scientific about that at all.

This being said, my goal is neither to belittle nor disparage.  As loudly and clearly as I can, I proclaim God’s love for all of you who identify as transgender, reminding each one that Jesus died for you just as He died for me and that God has a good and godly purpose for each of your lives.



Refugee Terrorist Abdullatif Ali Aldosary

Refugee Terrorist Abdullatif Ali Aldosary

There are more Iraqis living in the United States than there are in some major cities in Iraq. 156,000 Iraqi refugees have entered this country in just the last decade. 30,000 of those have ended up in California. 71% of Iraqi refugees are receiving cash assistance. 82% are on Medicaid and 87% are on food stamps. Compare those atrocious numbers to only 17% of Cubans on cash assistance and 16% on Medicaid.

Notable Iraqi refugees include “Bowling Green terrorists”  Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.

Waad Alwan & Mohanad Hammadi

Waad Alwan & Mohanad Hammadi

Alwan and Hammadi were thoroughly vetted before they were resettled in Nevada and Kentucky. The only omission in their thorough vetting was an unfortunate failure to note that the refugees were terrorists who had spent years trying to kill American soldiers in Iraq.

Below are many more examples.  Do we need more of this?


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