President Trump’s administration is erasing an Obama-era rule that withdrew hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land from possible energy exploration. In the process, it is also opening some U.S. coastal waters in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans for possible oil and gas drilling.
Speaking at a Department of Energy event in June, President Trump said, “We don’t want to let other countries take away our sovereignty and tell us what to do and how to do it. It’s not going to happen.”
White House officials say Thursday’s order directing the Bureau of Land Management to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas leases is a step in that direction.
Couple the latest move with last week’s repeal of the Clean Water Rule, and you have what administration officials call “a blueprint for energy dominance.” The Environmental Protection Agency amended the “Waters of the United States” rules that critics called unfair to agribusiness.
When you roll back the regulations, this means you’re saving on your electricity bills, this means price of gasoline is coming down a few cents a gallon, it can really ripple into tremendous economic benefits when that money is being put back into your wallet.
President Trump’s speech in Warsaw was largely acclaimed even by longtime critics as the president took Russia to task for destabilizing actions around the world and praised the Polish resistance during World War II as a model for cultures fighting existential threats.
Left leaning fake news outlets including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon and The Atlantic decried the speech as an ode to white nationalism and anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric.
The Washington Post headlined an opinion piece from editorial board member Jonathan Capehart “Trump’s white-nationalist dog whistles in Warsaw.” Capehart’s biggest gripe centers around the section where Trump touted Western accomplishments.
The Atlantic picked up where The Post left off, with an article called “The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech.”
Donald Trump referred 10 times to ‘the West’ and five times to ‘our civilization,’” Peter Beinart wrote. “His white nationalist supporters will understand exactly what he means. It’s important that other Americans do, too…The West is a racial and religious term.”
Salon said Trump’s speech “ripped a line from Europe’s far-right playbook.”
The LA Times termed Trump’s ideas “ethnocentric” and called his description of threats from terrorism as “a thinly veiled reference to the Islamic world.”
The Week cast the address as a “dark vision of America” and criticized his word choice.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Germany to attend events protesting the G-20 summit, where riots have broken out.
Jesse Watters said “Terrible timing. He can’t plow the streets, the subways don’t run, subways flooding, there’s homeless people everywhere, NYPD officers are turning their back to him, he’s the worst mayor New York City has ever had.”
Activist Terrorist Linda Sarsour Calls for ‘Jihad’ Against Trump Administration.
Addressing the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention this past weekend, Sarsour attacked the Trump administration and called on the Muslim community to unite against America..
Sarsour said “Muslim-Americans’ number one priority should be protecting and defending Muslim communities, not assimilating.” She also said “I hope Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East but here in these United States of America.”
It must be noted that Sarsour was a leader behind January’s Women’s March, and she was named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration in 2012.
2019 – Volvo said all of its cars would be at least partly electric.
2025 – Norway wants to move to electric-only vehicles.
2025 – Netherlands wants vehicles to be fully electric
2030 – Germany and India have proposed measures with a target of 2030.
2040 – France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel.
MSNBC political analyst, Joan Walsh, used a weekend spot on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” to say “really good research” had proven voters who cast a ballot for President Trump were simply racists.
Walsh said. “really good research that’s taken place since the election shows that fear of a changing America is the number one factor that you can see drive really the divides, a white Trump voter from a white non-Trump voter, that it’s fears of brown people, fears of losing the majority.”
Walsh went on to suggest that Irish Catholic working class voters who chose Trump were no longer patriotic because they didn’t support the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Which by the way has so far yielded no indictments nor hard evidence of Trump collusion with any Russian.
ABC, CBS, NBC false, misleading and often fake news reporting, May 17 – June 20, 2017.