Saturday, October 22, 2022

Why pay $24 when if you wait it will cost $75? Ask Honorable Sen. Chuckie

 Why pay $24 to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve when soon it will cost $75? or more!! Ask Honorable Sen. Chuckie Schumer.

The Democrats' oil folly | Washington Examiner:

Way, way back, in March 2020, then-President Donald Trump proposed to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its maximum capacity with U.S.-produced crude oil. That would have involved the purchase of 77 million barrels of oil. Trump wanted to act because oil was cheap, about $24 a barrel, and the United States could effectively top off the tank for a very good price.

At Trump's behest, Republicans put money for the oil purchase in a big spending bill that was then under consideration on Capitol Hill. That's when their efforts were stopped cold by Democrats, who labeled Trump's plan a "$3 billion bailout for big oil." This is from Roll Call on March 25, 2020: "The Trump administration's plan to top off the Strategic Petroleum Reserve ran into a blockade ... after lawmakers excluded $3 billion in funding for oil purchases from the massive stimulus package before Congress. Senate Democrats took credit for stripping out that money from the Senate bill ... calling it a 'bailout' for the oil industry." In particular, then-Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) took personal credit for killing the measure.

Sen. Chuckie "took credit" for the folly. He was in a dangerous situation. If he didn’t kill the deal President Trump might get credit for saving taxpayer money. 

And Pres. S Joe takes the folly even farther:

Biden hates Republicans so much, he would rather give oil money to the dictators in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia than Texas. NY Post

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Seattle heavies unfair with Tiffany Smiley

 Three of Seattle’s heavy weights took unfair shots at Tiffany Smiley’s Washington  US Senate campaign this week. A sport team, a coffee company and a newspaper all made unsubstantiated claims against her campaign. An ad showed her husband wearing a shirt with colors that same as a sports team. It didn’t show a logo or their name. But the team is so impressed by Patty Murray that they claimed violation of copy right or something, For what? For nothing.

Smiley showed a coffee shop that closed due to crime. (We all know that is true.) No logo. No identifying marks. But Starbucks claimed a violation. For what? A photo of a building on a public street? For nothing.

And her ad quoted a newspaper and properly identified it and showed their logo. Seattle Times allows other candidates to do the same. Wouldn’t it be worse if she didn’t identify the source? But they are so in love with Senator Patty that they sent a “cease and desist” letter. If their charge is fair then it must apply to all candidates, not just all but the establishment favorite. [I hear Monday morning that a Washington representative puts Seahawks logos on her campaign web page. Will they complain about her?]

Play fair? Not Seattle’s heavies. Are they really impressed by Murray? The only superlative I have seen for her was winning the “Not a rocket scientist” award from Senate staff, also known as the 100th smartest senator. 

To add to the fun. This triple stunt brought national attention to how weak Murray is in her attempt to stay in the Senate until she becomes like Sen. Diane Feinstein now is.

Kimberly Strassel covered this in the Wall Street Journal, but it is for subscribers only. A shorter version at RedState.

Tiffany Smiley for US Senate