Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Moron Meet-Ups
MI/Midwest Meet-up:
10/5-10/6/2018

It has a website!

Central NJ MoMe: 10/13/2018: Hillsborough-Somerset County
Contact fenelonspoke

SW Ohio MoMe: 10/20/2018, 7-10pm in Dayton OH
Contact ibguy

Texas MoMe: 10/20/18
Contact Ben Had
Republicans Calling for Investigation Into Voter Fraud In Detroit After Jill Stein's Recount Turns Up More Votes Than Actual Registered Voters in 37% of Detroit's Precincts | Main | The Hill, Opinion: "America Held Hostage By Flyover States"
December 14, 2016

Governor Rick Perry, Who Once Considered Scrapping the Energy Department, Will Now Lead It

The liberal media is aghast at the irony.

I'm not. The most important attribute for the exercise of power is an understanding of the restraint that must be imposed on any exercise of power -- and feeling that a department is kind of bullshit is an excellent start to knowing that restraint.

It should be noted that under Obama, many agencies were perverted, Orwell-like, to perform the exact opposite function of their original mission. The Department of Energy, created to promote the generation of energy, was perverted into an agency largely considered with strangling initiatives to generate energy.

I don't think Rick Perry will roll that way.

Drill, baby, drill.

President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be his nominee for energy secretary, the transition team announced Wednesday, which would make him head of an agency he once sought to eliminate.

...

If confirmed by the Senate, Perry will inherit a department that has focused on promoting clean energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels, but has also seen domestic production of oil explode. And his selection is a nod to the traditional GOP emphasis on energy sources like coal and oil.

"As the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry created created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as Secretary of Energy," Trump said in a statement. "My administration is going to make sure we take advantage of our huge natural resource deposits to make America energy independent and create vast new wealth for our nation, and Rick Perry is going to do an amazing job as the leader of that process."

...

"I've never understood why, with all of our own reserves, we've allowed this country to be held hostage by OPEC, the cartel of oil-producing countries, some of which are hostile to America," Trump wrote in his book "Crippled America."

The article notes the current "controversial" policy of DoE loans to boondoggles like Solyndra.

I think Perry might be interested in some accountability on that front. And I don't think he'll be interested in more boondoggle loans.

This quote from a Canadian Minister of something or other is apropos:




digg this
posted by Ace at 01:06 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Chi-Town Jerry: "Evening, all ..."

Clifford Cleveland Global Initative For Sustainable Resource Extraction: " Wish I wasn't so late to the party but I was wat ..."

SERENITY NOW: "Common sense needs to prevail over TDS. Posted ..."

atomicplaygirl, now with more Kaboom!: "6217 I think Blasey is some sort of Slavic name. P ..."

Puddleglum: "[i]583 From what putative academic diploma mill d ..."

Kentucky kid: "Yo ..."

Mr. Peebles: "Saw a poll of TX today that had Cruz +9. ..."

rhomboid: "Nope, absolutely nope.Dems try anything *else* now ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "Nood. ONT. ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "Thanks for the ONT. Sanders and Khan are two d ..."

Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp : "Posted by: DocJ at September 18, 2018 09:58 PM (9T ..."

Burnt Toast: "605 The other three guys are Gorsuch, Roberts, and ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64