Paul Driessen

Obama’s 0.7 percent “solution”

By Paul Driessen February 6, 2016 Obama, Democrats and bureaucrats bury America’s future under more federal regulations America’s abysmal 0.7% economic growth during the fourth quarter of 2015 meant the annual growth rate was an anemic 2.4% … and average annual growth for the six-year Obama era a pathetic 2.2 percent. This is “dead last compared to six other recession ... Read More »

Shafting taxpayers – promoting crony corporatism

By Paul Driessen Dec. 17. 2015 Omnibus budget deal ends oil export ban, perpetuates renewable subsidies, redistributes wealth President Reagan once said, “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The omnibus budget package being negotiated on Capitol Hill is a perfect example. The wheeling and dealing is too complex and ... Read More »

Reprieve! Binding Paris treaty now voluntary mush

By Paul Driessen and Dr. Roger Bezdek But Obama still wants to send US energy use and living standards backward Paris climate talks this week descended into madcap all-night negotiations, as delegates desperately tried to salvage some kind of agreement beyond empty promises to do something sometime about what President Obama insists is the gravest threat to our planet, national ... Read More »

More outrages and insanities in Paris

By Paul Driessen Dec. 9, 2015 If alarmists get what they want at the climate gabfest, the consequences will be disastrous The Senate will not approve or appropriate money for anything President Obama might agree to in Paris, and developing countries will not (and should not) stop building coal-fired power plants and using fossil fuels to lift billions out of ... Read More »

A new strategy for tax cheats

By Paul Driessen Dec. 6, 2015 You can guess what would happen if you used the same tactics that climate alarmists employ Suppose you’ve been using some creative data, accounting and legal interpretations for years to reduce your tax bill – and the IRS suddenly flags you for a full-blown audit. Instead of trembling in your boots, shredding your records, ... Read More »

Turkeys we’re not thankful for

By Paul Driessen Nov. 28, 2015 The tasty birds are affordable. Government turkeys enrich crony corporatists, but cost us dearly. To commemorate Thanksgiving – and garner First Family photo ops – presidents often host Rose Garden ceremonies, where they “pardon” a turkey, before sitting down to dine on one of its cousins. In fact, Americans ate close to 50 million ... Read More »

Green Tech – the climate crisis syndicate

By Paul Driessen Nov. 15, 2015 Manufactured climate crisis fears and renewable energy schemes create gold mine for the rich Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event – populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and “green energy” bandwagon, to follow the ... Read More »

Government-style “fairness” for the 1%

By Paul Driessen Nov. 8, 2015 Obama cronies get abundant favors – at the expense of working class Americans Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair ... Read More »

Leading on Paris climate treaty?

By Paul Driessen Nov. 1, 2015 We should lead from behind – instead of with brains in our behinds – on this new Treaty of Paris What an unpalatable irony. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and created the United States. The 2015 Treaty of Paris could end what’s left of our democratic USA – and complete ... Read More »

The Silencers

By Paul Driessen Oct. 18, 2015 Pursuing an agenda of intolerance and retribution against critics of their ultra-liberal policies As Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition for 15 years, Tomas de Torquemada presided over the interrogation, torture, imprisonment and execution of thousands, for the “crimes” of religious heresy and pretended conversion to Christianity. Historian Sebastián de Olmedo titled him “the ... Read More »

EPA unleashes health-hammering ozone rules

By Paul Driessen Oct. 11, 2015 It may be incompetence overseas, but in USA Obama intends to reduce jobs and living standards A federal worker named Bob recently called our local talk-radio station, outraged that a failed budget deal could cause a government shutdown that leaves him unable to pay his bills. He blamed Republicans, failed to mention that compromise ... Read More »

A conversation … or a lecture?

By Paul Driessen Oct. 4, 2015 Pope Francis and all of us could learn a lot from an actual conversation on energy and climate We must “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home,” Pope Francis recently told the US Congress, frequently quoting from his Laudato Si encyclical. “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental ... Read More »

Alarmists want skeptics prosecuted under RICO

By Paul Driessen Sept. 29, 2015 Losing the climate science battle, climate alarmists want government to silence skeptics They haven’t employed the thumb screws, rack or auto-da-fe that churches and states once used to interrogate, silence and eliminate heretics and witches. However, global warming alarmists are well practiced in the modern equivalents, to protect their $1.5-trillion Climate Crisis Industry. They ... Read More »

Insanity on steroids!

By Paul Driessen Sep. 20, 2015 Economies collapsing, Middle East imploding – and Obama & Pals obsess over … the climate! The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad. Under the Obama-Iran nuclear deal, the mullahs will get $100+ billion to expand their proxy terror war on Israel ... Read More »

Obama’s deceitful, unsustainable energy decrees

By Paul Driessen Sept. 7, 2015 Wind and solar reap taxpayer loot, while hydrocarbon energy, industries and jobs get pummeled “That’s not the American way. That’s not progress. That’s not innovation. That’s rent-seeking and trying to protect old ways of doing business, and standing in the way of the future.” That wasn’t the Wall Street Journal lambasting the mandate- and ... Read More »

Climate issues we do need to address

By Paul Driessen August 31, 2015 We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people Reeling stock markets across the globe hammered savings, pension funds, innovation and growth. US stocks lost over $2 trillion in market value in eight days, before rallying somewhat, while the far smaller Shanghai Composite Index lost $1 ... Read More »

Climate Crisis, Inc.

By Paul Driessen Aug. 22, 2015 $1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So how do White ... Read More »

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

By Paul Driessen Aug. 17, 2015 Fear-mongering, pollution standards and negligence rules don’t apply when EPA is at fault On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely ... Read More »

EPA’s punitive, fraudulent Clean Power Plan

By Paul Driessen August 9, 2015 Congress, states and our next president must end EPA harm to human health and welfare The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan (CPP) requires that states reduce their electric utility sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. EPA twisted 80 words in the Clean Air Act into ... Read More »

An errant environmental encyclical

By Paul Driessen July 26, 2015 Pope Francis’ prescriptions will perpetuate poverty, disease, premature death in Third World The Laudato Si encyclical on climate, sustainability and the environment prepared by and for Pope Francis is often eloquent, always passionate but often encumbered by platitudes, many of them erroneous. “Man has slapped nature in the face,” and “nature never forgives,” the ... Read More »

Take a bow for the new revolution

By Paul Driessen July 18, 2015 Americans are less inclined to be fooled again, or to “smile and grin at the change all around” From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him “fundamentally transform” the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nation’s healthcare system, ignore or rewrite ... Read More »

Ethanol and biodiesel: Guilty as charged

By Paul Driessen July. 12, 2015 Bogus biofuel trading costs us millions – while the absurd biofuel program costs us billions Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up another sordid episode in the saga of the United States biofuel mandates, while further highlighting how bungled and long past its expiration date the program is. Congress concocted the mandates over ... Read More »

Obama and EPA imperil minority welfare

By Paul Driessen July 7, 2015 “Clean Power Plan” would bring imaginary benefits – and real health and welfare damage The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA’s pending “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and ... Read More »

The green mirage – and con job

By Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin June 25, 2015 Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says Catholics ... Read More »

Putin and Buffett’s war on U.S. pipelines

By Paul Driessen June 6, 2015 Billionaires use secretive foundations to finance anti-pipeline protests – and get even richer Abundant, reliable, affordable oil and natural gas empower people. They support job creation, mobility, modern agriculture, homes and hospitals, computers and communications, lights and refrigerators, life and study after sundown, indoor plumbing, safe drinking water, less disease and longer lives. Hydrocarbons ... Read More »

Curbing EPA abuses

By Paul Driessen May 30, 2015 Action needed now to end EPA deception, fraud, collusion, tyranny and destruction Russian President Vladimir Putin is outraged that the United States has indicted 14 FIFA soccer officials, accusing them of corruption, racketeering, fraud and conspiracy, involving bribes totaling over $150 million in kickbacks for awarding tournament rights. He says the US is meddling ... Read More »

Bee facts changed – green agendas did not

By Paul Driessen May 16, 2015 Activists and White House appear ready to present new justifications for unjustified policies The White House finally appears ready to announce conclusions and policy recommendations from the Pollinator Task Force it appointed a year ago. Environmentalist groups eagerly await the decision. After clamoring and campaigning for years for government action, they hope to get ... Read More »

The Iceman Cometh?

By Paul Driessen May 10, 2015 Could a quiescent sun portend a new little ice age: a chilly era for humanity and agriculture? President Obama, Al Gore and other alarmists continue to prophesy manmade global warming crises, brought on by our “unsustainable” reliance on fossil fuels. Modelers like Mike Mann and Gavin Schmidt conjure up illusory crisis “scenarios” based on ... Read More »

Silencing skeptics, conservatives and free speech

By Paul Driessen May 2, 2015 Congressional Democrats and Vatican join White House and Leftist assaults on basic rights Our scientific method and traditions of free speech and open debate are under assault as never before, by intolerant inquisitors in our media, universities, government agencies, and even Congress and the Vatican. They threaten our most basic rights and freedoms, our ... Read More »

The Whitehouse-White House inquisition

By Paul Driessen March 22, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse says reaction to intimidation is “overheated” – but he ignores Tides Foundation abuses Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently had a Huff-Po tantrum. The Rhode Island Democrat was miffed that people criticized him and equally liberal Senate colleagues Barbara Boxer (CA) and Ed Markey (MA) for attacking skeptics of dangerous manmade climate change like ... Read More »

The Obama climate monarchy

By Paul Driessen April 12, 2015 Using the EPA, CEQ and other federal agencies to fundamentally transform America ISIS terrorists continue to butcher people while hacking into a French television network. Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons remains on track. In a nation of 320 million people, American businesses hired only 126,000 workers in March, amid a pathetic 62% labor participation ... Read More »

Perverse climate “morality”

By Paul Driessen April 5, 2015 Current climate policies mean energy deprivation, poverty, disease and death for billions You’ve got to admit, liberal are masters at describing every initiative they launch as “the moral thing to do.” Their campaign for draconian energy regulations and a new global warming treaty is no exception. Protecting people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate catastrophes ... Read More »

The tip of the climate spending iceberg

By Paul Driessen March 28, 2015 How your tax and consumer dollars finance Climate Crisis, Inc. and hobble America Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties with Defense Department and other Obama initiatives, ... Read More »

Radical environmentalism’s death campaigns

By Paul Driessen March 22, 2015 Its anti-DDT war is a lethal “death-rate solution” imposed on Third World countries The terms racism, white supremacy, crimes against humanity are bandied about so often that they have become almost meaningless. But they are absolutely appropriate in an arena where they are too rarely applied: radical environmentalism’s campaigns that perpetuate poverty, disease and ... Read More »

Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

By Paul Driessen March 14, 2015 A governor and his son lobby for ethanol – and expect presidential candidates to endorse it Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told potential candidates at the recent ... Read More »

Silencing skeptics – financing alarmists

By Paul Driessen March 7, 2015 Will Congress and media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding? Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face unprecedented manmade climate change catastrophes. The letters allege that the targeted ... Read More »

Climatist Jihad?

By Paul Driessen March 1, 2015 Climate Crisis extremists attack experts who challenge claims of imminent climate Armageddon ISIS and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have ... Read More »

The climate con goes on

By Paul Driessen Feb. 22, 2015 Climate Chaos, Inc. and media allies ban news and books on climate realism Some 200 nations may sign a “modest” Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will developing nations agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide? Maybe, ... Read More »

Divestment ethics and realities

By Paul Driessen Feb. 15, 2015 Eliminating fossil fuels from investment portfolios hurts colleges, workers and poor families College students who support divestment of fossil fuel stocks are passionate about their cause. Just look at their word choices. Though they could never function even one week without hydrocarbon energy, they call fossil-fuel companies “rogue entities,” assert that oil, coal and ... Read More »

Vilifying realist science – and scientists

By Paul Driessen Feb. 11, 2015 Obama, Gore other climate alarmists refuse to debate, but love to vilify – and love their money Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate ... Read More »

Divesting people of better living standards

By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek Feb. 7, 2015 “Disinvestment” of fossil fuel holdings is misguided, irresponsible, lethal – and racist “Social responsibility” activists want universities and pension funds to eliminate fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. They plan to spotlight their demands on “Global Divestment Day,” February 13-14. Their agenda is misguided, immoral, lethal … even racist. A ... Read More »

I come to bury Renewable Fuel Standards

By Paul Driessen Feb. 2, 2015 Not to praise ethanol mandates that kill jobs, raise food costs, and hurt poor families and wildlife They say politics makes strange bedfellows. In a perfect example, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are cosponsoring the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” to abolish the corn ethanol Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which ... Read More »

Methane deceptions

By Paul Driessen Jan. 26, 2015 Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules. Are farmers next? First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them. ... Read More »

Merchants of Smear

By Paul Driessen Jan. 17, 2015 Obama, Gore other climate alarmists refuse to debate, but love to vilify – and love their money Manmade climate disaster proponents know the Saul Alinksy community agitator playbook by heart. In a fight, almost anything goes. Never admit error; just change your terminology and attack again. Expand your base, by giving potential allies financial ... Read More »

Vetoing bipartisan energy, job and economic growth

By Paul Driessen Jan. 10, 2015 President Obama makes it clear that the only “common ground” he respects is his liberal turf New Republican members were still being sworn in and expressing their desire for bipartisan initiatives, when President Obama said he would veto the Keystone pipeline, ObamaCare fixes and other bills that run counter to his agenda. Washington’s new ... Read More »

Saving lives in the Middle East

By Paul Driessen Jan. 3, 2015 Faith-based groups race against time, winter cold and Islamist butchers to reduce the slaughter Yazidi and other Christian communities trace their Syrian and Iraqi roots back nearly 2,000 years. Now they are being systematically exterminated. Not merely driven out. Exterminated – along with Jews, Baha’is and even Muslims insufficiently fundamentalist to suit Islamic State ... Read More »

Google goes off the climate change deep end

By Paul Driessen and Chris Skates Dec. 27, 2014 Chairman Eric Schmidt should heed his own advice – and base energy policies on facts In a recent interview with National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts ... Read More »

Still more politicized pseudo-science?

By Paul Driessen Dec. 16, 2014 The neonics and honeybees saga takes interesting, potentially fraudulent turn Widening efforts to blame neonicotinoid pesticides for honeybee “colony collapse disorder” and other “beepocalypse” problems have taken a fascinating turn. Insisting that scientific evidence shows a clear link between neonics and honeybee population declines, EU anti-insecticide campaigners persuaded the European Union to impose a ... Read More »

Greenpeace again offends indigenous people

By Craig Rucker December 13, 2014 Radical global warming campaigners trespass on treasured Inca cultural sites Greenpeace likes to pretend it’s on the side of local people, especially indigenous peoples. But time and again they demonstrate a shocking degree of cultural boorishness. Now Greenpeace activists have Peruvians up in arms, after trespassing all over treasured Incan cultural sites at Machu ... Read More »

Tell Congress, “End wind energy tax giveaways now”

By Paul Driessen December 2, 2014 Lame Duck Congress could vote this week on more tax dollars for Big Wind There is a good chance that the Lame Duck Congress could vote as early as Wednesday, December 4, on extending huge taxpayer subsidies for Big Wind energy companies for another three, five or more years. Citizens concerned about high-cost electricity, ... Read More »