Saturday, October 05, 2013

Some Stuff For A Saturday

Some stuff for a Saturday...

Nowhere in this article did I see mentioned how Obama supporter and keystone pipeline opponent Tom Steyer made his billions of dollars from gas and oil:

An anti-Keystone XL pipeline crusader has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, suggesting Canada's aggressive lobbying for the project played a part in the ongoing government shutdown south of the border.

Tom Steyer, a San Francisco billionaire who's also a major Democratic party fundraiser, chastises Harper for saying he would not "take 'no' for an answer" from U.S. President Barack Obama on TransCanada's Keystone XL.

In a question-and-answer session with the Canadian American Business Council last week in New York, Harper took a hard line on how Canada would respond if the Keystone XL project is rejected by the White House.

"My view is you don't take 'no' for an answer," Harper said. "This won't be final until it's approved and we will keep pushing forward."

Steyer took issue with those comments in his letter to the prime minister.

"Have your government, your government’s lobbyist and/or agents representing TransCanada communicated with House Republicans about including Keystone in the original litany of demands put to President Obama?" Steyer asks in the letter to Harper sent Friday.

But green is a new shade for Steyer.

Breitbart News reported that the hedge fund executive who founded Farallon Capital Management has aggressively worked both sides of the energy field.

In 2008, Farallon heavily invested in Adaro, Indonesia’s second-largest coal company. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal and, according to Reuters, China is Adaro’s biggest customer.

Steyer’s firm held additional stock in “dirty coal” and nuclear plants, oil and gas companies in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, Breitbart said.

Steyer left Farrallon in 2012 and now fashions himself as an environmentalist. Today, he rabidly opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline and is a leader of the anti-coal movement.

In an interview with The Hill last April, Steyer vowed to “destroy” candidates who support coal and oil.

Halcon Resources was once called Ram Energy Resources, Inc. Steyer and his colleagues at Farallon gambled on Ram’s bankruptcy in an investment strategy resembling the EOTT play. In November of 2005 Farallon scooped up Ram Energy Resources, Inc. shares as the company entered bankruptcy, paying about $5.50 per share. Multiple Farallon Funds were used to buy about 12.9% of the company. Once again Tom Steyer was listed as a “beneficial owner” and “managing member.” Today Farallon owns about 1.7 million shares of Halcon Resources, a $12.5 million stake. Halcon Resources today drills for oil and gas in North Dakota, Montana, east Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, utilizing, among other methods, hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it is commonly known. Halcon transports its oil and gas to refineries via Shell Oil and Sunoco pipelines that cross parts of the United States.

I'm sure that's just a little oversight (one of many) on the article writer's part.

Carry on.

Who refused to negotiate with the Republicans causing a massive shutdown of the wasteful government and then, out of pure spite, shut down open-air memorials for war veterans and now Mount Rushmore and has forbidden military chaplains from saying Mass?

In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.

“With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”
As Saint Thomas More said before his martyrdom as a sectarian whistle-blower:

"I die the King's good servant, and God's first."

Military chaplains must serve God first, not the tyrannical and raving King George Obama. Indeed, the entirety of the American citizenry should tell Obama to go f tuck himself in and then attend Mass and the national sites their tax dollars paid for. Screw that guy in the White House. He never cared for them, anyway.

Over at the Fur: cut Pakistan off; we don't need to send it money, British imams and OISE are birds-of-a-feather, the "brave" Palestinians shoot a nine year old girl, the savagery of communism and why it is not taught in schools or anywhere else for that matter, problems with the UK's plan to allow three parents, millions in charity donations being given to terrorists, somebody push this "White Widow" chick down a flight of stairs, and note how more people are angry at Harper than at, oh, let's say, the people who commit crimes against humanity.

And now, some fun.

This is an actual game (hat tip: these lovely guys here). Replace ONE word in a movie title with the word BACON. Par exemple: "Star Trek Into Darkness" = "Star Trek Into Bacon". Have at it.


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