Here we go with the left’s ‘no fracking’ nonsense again. The United States is basically energy-independent these days. We are also in an economic and energy boom phase. But Bolshevik Bernie wants to put an end to all that and cause our energy prices to skyrocket and for many in our country to do without energy because of it. Killing fracking also kills jobs. And the left’s braindead zombies rapturously look on and coo over socialism and its deadly policies of want and destruction.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has officially declared that he is running for the presidency in 2020 again at the spry age of 77-years-old. Part of his platform is pledging to ban the drilling technique that’s turned the U.S. into the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer. There is no credible proof out there that it is harmful in the least, yet Sanders wants to kill it off.
“Fracking pollutes water, degrades air quality and worsens climate change,” Sanders tweeted Tuesday. “When we are in the White House we are going to ban fracking nationwide and rapidly move to renewable energy.” Fracking does not pollute water if guidelines are followed and it does not degrade air quality either. As for climate change, that is leftist-speak meant to dupe Americans into coughing up ever more money so they can stay fat, happy, and filthy rich. It’s about control and power.
This came up in response to Oregon state lawmakers passing legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Of course, Oregon is full of wannabe communists these days, so that’s not surprising. This is not a new stance for Sanders. He also was spewing this nonsense in 2016. He wants to run on the Democratic ticket again this time but the Dems won’t accept him as their leader. He is very popular with the “keep it in the ground” movement. They want to ban fossil fuels due to global warming. Sanders has also promised not to take donations from the fossil fuel industry.
Fracking pollutes water, degrades air quality and worsens climate change. When we are in the White House we are going to ban fracking nationwide and rapidly move to renewable energy. Thank you @ORHouseDems for taking this important step to stop fracking. https://t.co/7Bc2jHHema
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 19, 2019
States such as uber-Marxist Vermont, New York, Maryland, and others have been trying to ban fracking for years. They use over-the-top scary propaganda and even with that, no one believes them. Just like Sanders, they cite water contamination, poor air quality, illness, earthquakes, and even birth defects.
Take for instance the “Gasland” film series that features faucets spouting fire because of fracked methane getting into the water supply. That has never been proven. In late 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its five-year study of fracking and groundwater contamination. The EPA said that while fracking can potentially impact groundwater, the number of cases where that’s happened is small.
From The Daily Caller:
“The following year the U.S. Geological Survey published a study examining groundwater from 116 wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The study only found nine instances of contamination, but none were linked to fracking.
“That same year the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas concluded that drinking water contamination from fracking “has not been observed in Texas.” Texas is the biggest oil and gas producing state.
“Fracking proponents also point to government data showing that increased natural gas production has reduced more carbon dioxide emissions than solar and wind power combined.
“Because of fracking, U.S. oil and natural gas production has surged to never-before-seen levels. U.S. oil output hit a record 12 million barrels per day in February, and natural gas production is expected to continue breaking records through 2020.”
And Bernie Sanders wants to kill all of that in the name of climate change and socialism. He is the granddaddy of the Green New Deal that Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) keeps pushing.
Bernie Sanders is running this time on the same platform he has run on for four decades.
From National Review:
“He’s making the same arguments for the same ideas about how America needs a socialist revolution that puts an end to millionaires and billionaires and private hospitals and moves social services from charities to government institutions. He’s always been friendly to leftist critics of America overseas and radicals eager to tear down the existing order and has been at best skeptical of U.S. military actions abroad (except during the Clinton administration) and U.S. intelligence agencies. Becoming a millionaire didn’t prompt him to revise his relentless demonization of millionaires as greedy. The collapse of the Soviet Union, several American economic booms, innovative technological revolutions, the fracking and energy boom, the alleviation of poverty around the world through global trade over the past two generations — none of them prompted him to change much of what he thinks about economics, politics, international relations, or society.”
His 2016 climate platform included many of the elements of the Green New Deal now being championed by politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and climate organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, which was actually founded by a bunch of young Bernie activists.
For example, in 2016, Sanders called for the following and these same planks will be part of his 2020 platform as well:
- Reducing subsidies for fossil fuels and banning fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.
- A pricey carbon tax, banning new fossil fuel leases on public lands and ending exports of natural gas and crude oil.
- No more offshore drilling, fracking, coal mining, drilling in the Arctic, and nuclear power.
- Establishing a nation-wide environment and justice plan.
- Investing in renewables, energy efficiency, upgrading buildings and infrastructure, and more.
Remember, Sanders supported communist dictator Fidel Castro and he refuses to call Maduro a communist dictator. That’s because he shares their totalitarian views. Socialism isn’t freedom… it’s slavery and communism-lite. It always ends in want, destruction, death, blood, and chaos. In the end, that is what Sanders truly stands for.
Getting rid of fracking is a means to an end for him. Bolshevik Bernie wants to put an end to American freedoms and bring full-throated Marxism into power here.
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Judge Orders Hillary Be Deposed For Judicial Watch-Benghazi Lawsuit
We are lucky to have Judicial Watch. This is the only organization that is fighting for justice. This woman shouldn’t be walking free for the crimes she’s committed. No American citizen would be able to get away with these crimes. The left truly believe they are above the law.
It would be nice to see a Clinton in Prison.
A federal judge on Monday ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deliver a sworn deposition in response to a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch over her role in the Obama administration’s response to the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth wrote in court filings that Clinton’s written answers to questions regarding the matter in a separate case were “incomplete” and “unhelpful” and demanded more information.
“As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business,” wrote Lamberth. “Simply put, her responses left many more questions than answers.”
BREAKING: Federal Court Orders Deposition of Hillary Clinton on Emails and Benghazi Attack Records. Rules prior testimony "left many more questions than answers." https://t.co/pvW4CD2oBS
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 2, 2020
The judge added: “Even years after the FBI investigation, the slow trickle of new emails has yet to be explained.”
Judicial Watch initiated the lawsuit in 2014 to uncover whether Clinton used her private email server to communicate about the Benghazi attack to skirt the Freedom of Information Act and whether the State Department reviewed records following an FOIA request from Judicial Watch. On September 11th, Ansar al-Sharia terrorists attacked the diplomatic compound, killing U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.
FLASHBACK August 2019 Court Grants NEW Discovery on Clinton Emails!
Via Judicial Watch:
We have won a significant victory in our pursuit of the truth about Hillary Clinton’s misuse of official email and the Deep State’s efforts to cover it up.
A federal judge granted us seven additional depositions, three interrogatories and four document requests related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unauthorized email server.
Hillary Clinton and her former top aide and current lawyer Cheryl Mills were given 30 days to oppose being deposed by Judicial Watch (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).
The court rejected Justice and State Department arguments to protect Mrs. Clinton and the agencies from additional discovery and ordered agency lawyers to respond to our questions about their knowledge of the Clinton email issue. The court granted all of our requested discovery but gave Clinton and Mills 30 days to file any opposition to the requests to question them in person under oath.
The new court-ordered discovery allows us to take testimony and gather evidence of Clinton’s handling of emails, specifically in an “after action memo” drafted by Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s senior advisor at State and White House liaison. The memo was created in December 2014 to memorialize the Clinton team’s processing of the Clinton emails. The discovery also asks when Justice and State Department attorneys learned about Clinton’s private email use; and what senior records-keeping officials at the State Department knew about Clinton’s emails and when they knew it.
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VA Dems Introduce Bill To Take Pensions From Sheriffs Who Opposed Gun Control
Maybe it’s time we start taking pensions from all elected officials. Officials who are supposed to serve us. Not us serving them. These elected officials become millionaires in office. These people continue to take from the American people.
Democrat leadership is useless and dangerous. None of them should ever be allowed to have power. This is what they do with that power. The Founders warned us this would happen.
Dear American people..stop voting these people into office.
During CPAC, Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins told Breitbart News that Virginia Democrats are punishing sheriffs who continue to stand against gun control.
On December 7, 2019, Breitbart News reported Jenkins’ announcement that he was ready to “deputize thousands” to defend Second Amendment rights had the Virginia Democrats passed gun bans and other controls that were being pushed.
He made clear he equated his actions with calling forth the militia to defend freedom. He quoted Richard Henry Lee from 1788, saying, “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves…and include all men capable of bearing arms.”
Over the past weekend of CPAC, Jenkins told Breitbart News:
In early December I came out against the newly proposed legislation to restrict everything from ‘assault weapons,’ so-called ‘assault weapons,’ to ‘high capacity magazines…and said that if we’re going to take away weapons from law-abiding citizens I intend to swear in thousands of citizens as reserve deputy sheriffs so they can keep those weapons and be able to protect themselves and use them.
Jenkins said that he and other sheriffs who took a similar stand were threatened with having insurance coverage removed “from deputies and staff.” He said that sheriffs throughout the state were offered a $10,000 raise “if we would tuck tail and follow [the Democrats’] lead and stop the push-back.”
But Jenkins refused to cower, and said they responded by saying “they would take away the raises of the deputies if we didn’t stop.”
He said State Sen. Janet Howell (D) “introduced a bill for next session where she could remove the pension of sheriffs…next year for…saying that we won’t follow unconstitutional laws or that I would use my lawful powers as sheriff to swear in thousands of people as deputies.”
Virginia Sheriff Vows to ‘Deputize Thousands’ to Defend Gun Rights
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins says he will “deputize thousands” to defend gun rights should incoming Democrats use their legislative positions to enact more gun control in Virginia.
On December 4, 2019, Jenkins used a Facebook post to thank the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors for standing with the dozens of other counties that have declared their intention to defend the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
But his joy was mixed with somber warnings:
Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun restrictions. “Red Flag” laws without due process will create enormous conflict as well.
America has more guns than citizens and murder has long been illegal. At best, the proposed gun restrictions will disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense and possibly cause a criminal to choose another tool for evil.
I remain very optimistic that our General Assembly will not pass the proposed bills. Obviously, if passed, there are many of us willing to challenge these laws through the courts. In addition, if necessary, I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms.”
In January, Sheriff Richard Vaughan vowed to defend the 2nd Amendment, also.
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