Open the floodgates…

ExxonMobil is suing the US Government for cancelling the deepwater well lease.  And it’s about time! 

(CNSNews.com) – ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy company, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for canceling an oil-drilling lease in the Gulf of Mexico that held “billions of barrels of oil,” according to the company.

In the suit, filed Aug. 12 in federal court in Louisiana against Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar and related parties, Exxon alleges that the Interior Department made an “arbitrary, capricious” decision in canceling the deepwater leases, arguing that the government’s action “deprives ExxonMobil of property without due process of law.” ExxonMobil lawsuit filing..pdf

At issue is an ExxonMobil project in a part of the Gulf of Mexico known as the Julia Field, which the company estimates holds “billions of barrels of oil.” ExxonMobil was in the process of connecting the wells drilled in the Julia Field to existing oil platforms in a nearby part of the Gulf when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) canceled the leases, accusing ExxonMobil in 2009 of not having a “commitment to production.”

Read the entire piece here.  Hey Mr. Obama!  Drill here in the US. Drill Now!

 

 

 

Take notice Townsfolk! We may need to do something similar here on Tuesday evening…

In a stunning exercise in transparency and government for the people, by the people; Illinoisians stopped a $1.5 million civic center from being built in their township.  See the entire article here.

Back in 2004, subdivisions were rapidly sprouting up in the township’s cornfields and its finances looked strong. Today, homes in surrounding Will County have lost 29% of their value on average since August 2006 and one in 10 homeowners is 90 days or more behind on their mortgage, according to CoreLogic, a real-estate data firm.

Nationally, voters are denying referendums to float bonds for public projects twice as often as they did during the boom years, according to the Bond Buyer, a trade journal.

“There’s a lot of people out here who are unemployed and have no money for food,” said Chuck Miller, a field representative for a roofing company.

The plan to forge ahead with a new building of up to 7,300 square feet didn’t sit well with Ms. Holscher, who learned about it at a township meeting last summer. A 54-year-old retired professor of occupational therapy, Ms. Holscher is a veteran local political activist who rails against government waste. She called the planned building the Taj Mahal and started rounding up allies by sending an email blast to more than 700 like-minded fiscal conservatives.

At this year’s annual meeting in April, she brought about 100 people with her. But she was turned down for procedural reasons when she tried to introduce a motion to conduct a study of the need for the building.

“I said, whoa, I can’t believe they’re going to get away this,” she said.

An ally in the crowd asked what the opposition could do to force a reassessment. Ms. Krafthefer, the township attorney, said they could petition for a new meeting.

Ms. Holscher hastily scratched out this sentence on a legal pad: “Petition for a special meeting to discuss overturning the new building.” She passed the pad around and collected 17 signatures, two more than required. By submitting it, she leveraged a 100-year-old law granting citizens unusual power in township governance.

This article is especially relevant to St. Louis County voters right now, because County Executive Dooley is proposing a property tax hike on county residents.  Of course this is ludicrous.  Taxpayers are already dealing with sky high gas prices and inflation at the grocery.  To ask for more tax on homes that have significantly decreased in value is unacceptable. 

Let your voice be heard at this week’s County Council meeting in Clayton at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 .  The address is County Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 41 South Central Avenue in Clayton, Missouri 63105. 

HT to the MOPP:  Missouri Precinct Project & Frieda Keogh

UPDATE – I attended the meeting last night and heard impassioned testimony from St. Louis County residents opposing the property tax increase.  So the county council tabled the issue until next week.  (suprise!)

Perry signs the NOM pledge…

Presidential frontrunner Rick Perry is making waves again.  Conservative ones.  More power to him…

Via the Christian Post:

Perry added that he adamantly opposes efforts by liberal special interest groups to redefine marriage for the nation.

   Signers of the NOM pledge commit to:

  • Supporting a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and woman to the states for ratification
  • Nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and to applying the original meaning of the Constitution … and thus reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution
  • Defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act vigorously in court
  • Establishing a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage
  • Advancing legislation to return to the people of the District of Columbia their right to vote on marriage

Brown of NOM said of Perry’s decision to sign the pledge, “By doing so, Perry makes crystal clear that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, gay marriage is going to be a bigger issue in 2012 than it was in 2008, because the difference between the GOP nominee and Pres. Obama is going to be large and clear.”

It has been only two weeks since Perry announced that he is running for president. But a new Gallup Poll, released Wednesday, reveals that the governor is already a favorite for the 2012 GOP nomination. 

 

 

Exciting News!

 

 

Starting Wednesday August 31st, Stacy will be a guest contributor on the Allman in the Morning Show on Wednesdays at 7:48am.  Tune in locally to 97.1 FM or join us from anywhere in the world via online streaming at http://www.971talk.com/Other/streaming.html.  We will be talking politics, social issues, education, really anything that is relevant and current.  A huge thank you to Jamie and the entire Allman in the Morning crew!  Can’t wait!!!

 

 

Mittens or President Downgrade? That’s not a real choice!!!

There is a dead heat in the race for the presidency.  See the chart below from Gallup Polling as of August 17-18, 2011.

 

 

Looking on the surface, it appears that the best bet for a Republican win would be Romney.  This is a boondoggle.  Let’s dig deeper folks.  Of course the favorite matchup would be two individuals between which there is very little difference!  The reason that they poll so closely is that Romney and Obama are political twins.  President Obama is a leftist progressive who campaigned as a centrist Democrat.  Mitt Romney is what true conservatives refer to as a RINO.  He created the father of Obamacare, Romneycare.  Romney is completely unsure of his stance on abortion, and same sex marriage.  He is certainly loathed by grassroots conservatives and Tea Party activists.  And no, I don’t give a whit about his current campaign literature and stump speeches.  He has refused to apologize or renounce the disasterous medical plan that he implemented in Massachusetts.  He’s proud of it for goodness sake!

So this poll means that we must nominate a true conservative that will present an actual choice for voters…  Will it be more of the same, or fresh path to the return of American prosperity?

Bacon On the Boardwalk

       Via Delish.com…

Bacon On the Boardwalk

The Ice Cream Store; Rehoboth, DE
rehobothicecream.com

 

Beachgoers in Rehoboth, Delaware, flock to this boardwalk ice cream shop for extraordinary flavors like Better Than Sex (cake batter, African vanilla, and swirls of fudge). But above all, the crowds can’t get enough of the outrageous Bacon ice cream. This treat uses Bac-O-Bits — turns out the bits makes the bacon flavor even more intense. For the real pork, hit up the shop when the Chocolate-Covered Bacon ice cream is on the menu. The crunchy, chocolate-dipped bacon strips taste like candy bursting out of custardy vanilla ice cream.

 

Needles to say, I’m considering a quick trip up to Delaware for a taste of this sweet, bacony goodness!!

The Campaigner in Chief!

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Ahem!  Townspeople, taxpayers and everyone else!  May I present to you for your viewing pleasure, paid for by you, President Barack Hussein Obama!!!

Never mind that he is openly campaigning and we are paying for it.  Can we discuss how angry his strongest supporters are about his inability to locate a minority neighborhood while on his jobs tour??? 

And this is only the beginning…