Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sarah Palin gets herself all excited and has herself a gusher over the possibility of a Trump administration raping the planet a little harder.

Courtesy of the fracking moron's Facebook page: 

Drill, Baby Drill! American Made Energy Makes America Great Again (Not to be all science-y or anything but you cannot MAKE energy. You can only release energy or harness energy.)

Permian, ANWR, Prudhoe, Bakkan.... and so much more. NOW is the time to shut off the Saudi oil cartel flow valve and develop our own God-given natural resources. The only excuse not to become energy independent is a political excuse. (Exactly which is why President Obama spent so much of his time and political capital toward developing renewable energy sources. But of course that's not what she means is it?)

The inherent link between energy and security, and energy and prosperity, is real and recognized by every American except sketchy politicians and deceived faux environmentalists. We have the resources, we have the technology, we have the manpower. America has the highest environmental and worker safety standards in the world... it's time to say, "Screw Arab oil. We're making America great again!" We've always led in oil, gas and mineral development innovation. Let's tap it. (There is a reason those are called "fossil fuels," because they are rapidly becoming old and outdated. Kind of like your moldy old catch phrases.)

Politics have kept us beholden to countries that do not like us and use energy as a weapon. It's a farce when Pres. Obama and other progressives claim we're not reliant on those resources anymore. And a sicker farce is the claim we must go to war over oil. (Okay well that "sicker farce" was a product of the George W. Bush administration, NOT the Obama administration. Let's put the blame where it belongs.)

Shut off foreign rulers' flow that has kept their peasants poor and terrorizingly (Not a word.) desperate, and watch the world become a safer place.  (Do you know what else might help to accomplish that? Abolishing religion. Just a thought.)

And here at home, shovel out the BS "Peak Oil" claim that demands we abandon conventional energy sources in favor of unrealistic, uneconomic, unreliable, lobbyist- driven green energy boondoggles. ("Peak oil" is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which it is expected to enter terminal decline. Some would suggest that we have already reached it or are about to reach it soon.)  Drill now while we shore up realistic renewables for a legitimate "all of the above" future energy plan. (Why waste more money drilling up dirty oil, and mining pollution causing coal, which damages our environment when we are making such progress with renewable energy sources that leave the atmosphere virtually untouched, the blogger asked himself knowing that using logic and facts like that would only confuse and anger the co-author of this Facebook post.)

Be ready for faux environmentalists - with their disdain for American jobs dressed in Carhartts and steel toed boots - to target this massive Texas find, despite all commonsense and responsible reason to explore and produce. (Confused "commonsense" and "responsible" with "illogical" and "unnecessary" again.)

It's time to unleash the private sector on new refineries, rigs, pipelines, infrastructure, service provisions, etc... all basic needs for more responsible domestic extraction, and all leading to the USA boom our working class deserves.

Man you can almost feel how excited she is at the prospect of having an administration in place with as little respect for the planet as she has can't you?

You know I thought about simply ignoring this, because you know Sarah Palin who?

However the fact is that she, and others of her ilk, really do now have a sympathetic ear in the White House, and we stand the very real possibility of seeing years of research and development concerning renewable energy tossed aside like one of Donald Trump's former wives.

Trump himself has said that he believes that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by "Jina," so even if he does not choose Palin as the Secretary of the Interior, the person he does pick will very likely be almost as dangerous to our environment.

I just had a terrible thought.

Do we think it conceivable that Trump will believe in Palin's mythological energy bona fides and actually ask her for advice on energy and oil exploration?

Well since he apparently appointed a racist, antisemitic,  misogynistic pig as his adviser I think that seems more than feasible.

Okay how soon will those commercial trips to Mars be available again?

I'm asking for a friend.


  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Okay how soon will those commercial trips to Mars be available again?

    I don't have the money to go to Mars. I'm retired, but I guess I will be going back to work as a full time protester. We can't let him and his henchmen get away with anything.

  2. Thou Shalt Not Criticize A Johnston4:37 PM

    "Terrorizingly", huh? The word salad gets even "saladier"when Palin is on a roll!

    1. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Imagine her demise in front of intellects?
      Oh that would be EMBARRASSING indeed!

  3. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Sarah Palin's wig looks like she just got off of an oil rig. Is she allergic to shampoo? Why hasn't she acknowledged her newest bastard yet? Did Jordan pull a Bristol?

  4. Anonymous4:57 PM

    She's commenting on common sense. She'd never seek to destroy land. This is someone who grow up spending every weekend camping in majestic Alaska and waking before school regularly to go hunting as a kid/teen. Pure respect. But independence is needed.

    1. Anonymous5:11 PM


    2. Anonymous5:11 PM

      OMG you are so funny! They hunted because they were poor and couldn't afford to shop for groceries like normal people. That's also why Sarah and her sisters and brother were made fun of at school because they wore thrift shop shit, it's exactly why they weren't popular and exactly why Sarah couldn't score Curtis as a husband and only as a sperm donor..

    3. Anonymous5:18 PM

      Oh give us a break. Sarah Palin knows not a goddam thing about hunting . . . "Does it kick?" Shooting a tethered animal for a reality show.

    4. abbafan5:19 PM

      Fuck you!! She never was there for her brood; they fended for themselves! She's too fuckin' stupid to go hunting - "does it kick daddy"??

    5. Anonymous7:04 PM

      Man don't hog the bottle now pass it on!
      hahaha cuz you must be D R U N K!

  5. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Sara will never get a job with tRump because she is married to a nonwhite person and her kids aren't white.

    1. Anonymous5:14 PM

      He's offering SOS job to the immigrant Nikki Haley, the indian woman from SC so it seems like he's lowering his standards to include non-whites and immigrants so sarah might have chance.

    2. Anonymous5:29 PM

      I was watching With All Due Respect (hosted by a liberal and conservative duo) and they talked about the Haley thing. They tried not laughing too hard at the fact that she's now who Trump has to consider. She's proof that the rumor that Trump has few qualified people wanting to work in his admin is true. She's simply not qualified. She's a woman, finally, and a woman of color, plus she's not as conservative as most others Trump's looking at, but come on--she has no foreign affairs experience and she's just not top shelf, not fit for this Cabinet position.

  6. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Just watched Hillary's first public speaking event, for the Children's Defense Fund, since last week. It was amazing, and her final story brought tears. It's mind-blowing that, no matter what she said and had available as info for people to read that she had a plan to help them, people voted for Drumpf. Now comes Palin, thinking she's something, and she just looks like a vapid piece of nothing.

    1. Anonymous5:33 PM

      I watched her speech too! Outstandingly done, as usual! Love that woman!

      Thank God she'll be talking positive and good things about America while the asshole is falling apart in his penthouse in New York City!

      Hopefully, he'll be impeached soon. Because, I am sure it is going to happen. He's already fucking up the Japanese visit - those poor dignitaries. I'm sure they are in touch w/President Obama and trying to find out how to handle things!!!

      May God protect our country and Americans!

    2. Anonymous7:53 PM

      A plan, when the hell has Palin ever had a plan? She has never had a plan and it is obvious. She flies by the seat of her pants. She never even taught her children basic life skills.

  7. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Trig for Secretary of the Interior! Wait is he even still alive?

    1. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Not only is Trig alive, he's the smartest member of the entire Palin Klan.

    2. Anonymous7:05 PM

      Naw they probably sold bills man!

    3. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Or loop an LLC to get paid by Medicaid to raise him becuase it's 'so hard' to do!

  8. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Just as the Repubs lie about Obama deportation numbers, they lie about the oil numbers here at home. And she also seems to have forgotten that some companies pulled out of the idea of drilling because their own studies showed there was hardly any oil in those spots and it just wasn't worth going after. She ought to review the reality of things here:

  9. Anonymous5:17 PM

    "Peak Oil" is a fact and nothing has happened to change that fact.

    IN FACT, peak oil was predicted to be exactly what is happening: With declining supply, rising prices will push energy companies to using new technologies to exploit less-productive fields, resulting in a temporary (8-10 years) glut of oil and falling prices, then, the boom will end. This is EXACTLY what we are seeing with fracking as fields begin to play out (Bakkan is an example).

    Sarah Palin is too dumb for words.

  10. Anonymous5:22 PM

    And another thing . . . Trump is supposed to meet with the Japanese Prime Minister in NYC on Thursday. As of late Wednesday night:
    -- no time or place set
    -- Japanese embassy does not know when or where
    -- Trump has not been briefed on US-Japan relations
    -- State Department has no idea about when, where

    Here are a few facts about Japan:
    -- most important US ally in Asia
    -- 45,000 US troops; two carrier battle groups; one fleet; one air force; one Marine division; Japanese pay ALL costs for US troops in Japan
    -- more US intell operations in Japan that in any other country

    But, hey, you can buy a bracelet from Ivanka.

    And -- neither State Dept nor Defense Dept has been contacted by the Trump transition team, which is locked up in Trump Tower, engaged in internecine knife fights.

    1. Anonymous10:52 PM

      He will just have Kushner sit next to him and tell him what to say.

    2. Anonymous2:55 AM

      tRump would be smart to resign NOW. This show has gone on too long already. He seems to think his family, and Kushner, are all he needs. WRONG. Grifters will not fare well in the WH. They are not intelligent people, just show biz hangers on.

    3. abbafan3:28 AM

      Speaking of trump team dysfunction ("what we have here, is a failure to communicate" - Cap'n from "Cool Hand Luke"), the Australian Prime Minister wanted to call trump; he got the phone no. from golfer Greg Norman! Some "transition team"; what a cluster-fuck!!

  11. Anonymous5:24 PM

    She needs the facts on everything, just as all those people in coal country need to get the coal reality through their heads. The US demand for coal has been down for a long time. A few years ago, China's seemingly insatiable demand came to a standstill (and anyone who had invested in mutual funds for Chinese companies saw that they were not making much money anymore and many of those people switched to different funds). India's left but has resources of their own. This oil site--they should know--says the coal industry is dead:

  12. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Trump is stupid, he'll think she knows what she's taking about because she writes a lot of shit sprinkled with "big" words. SMH

  13. Anonymous5:32 PM

    My gawd, is she trying to sound coherent now after all those rhythmic tongue twisters we saw when she was on her last meth trip?

    Actually, this whack job would be the icing on the Trump clown car.

  14. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Consider if Palin was chosen to head a government department she'd be the least educated of 95% off all staff members. Typical Palin.. can't get a real job so she goes after the elected and appointed ones all the while bitching about those shackled to welfare.

    1. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Actually Scott Walker (if his name came up) would be. He dropped out of college. Though I personally don't believe Sarah herself has a degree.

    2. Anonymous9:16 PM

      If $carah had a degree, she would have posted proof of it by now with the many publicized doubts about it's existence. She hoped a photo of her sister in a cap/gown would do the trick. If that worked, I could be an MBA or an MD by now.

      Poor dear has outed herself.

    3. Anonymous11:23 PM

      Sarah Palin can only show a copy of a Degree if she buys one. Sarah Palin is too stupid to comprehend what is taught in a College classroom. Sarah's biggest accomplishment was in a College Dorm room, "I can't believe I fucked a Black man"!

  15. Anonymous6:15 PM

    I am asking for everybody's opinion. Dipshit in Wasilla says,

    "NOW is the time to shut off the Saudi oil cartel flow valve and develop our own God-given natural resources"

    My feeling is the retard preaches to stop using Middle East oil and use ours all up. Why not use some of ours and some of there's so we can preserve what we have for our future generations?

    Once we use up our oil then the the Middle East has our hands tied behind our backs and now they control the price of oil and can ask whatever price they want because we don't have any more. Thanks to the cross eyed energy expert.

    1. Anonymous10:09 PM

      And the thing is, we are using our oil. If she would just read up, she'd see that we are. Obama's increased oil production quite a bit since Clinton and Bush. There are protections in place and a focus on other resources, but the output has increased.

    2. Anonymous10:49 AM

      Just make her realize her 'toys' of trucks and snowmobiles will have to go! lol
      Suddenly the Saudis will be GREAT hu Sarah?

  16. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Dang, what was that word salad!?

    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Don't talk about our mommy like that.

  17. Anonymous6:36 PM

    "America has the highest environmental and worker safety standards in the world". Knowing drumpf will do away with these standards, Sarah appears to be mocking something we should take pride in.

  18. Anonymous6:48 PM

    Sarah Palin is America's energy expert according to Sarah Palin.

    Once Sarah Palin quit her job as the governor of Alaska, Sarah as America's renowned energy expert could have named her own price to work for any energy/oil company in America. But what does Sarah Palin do with her talents? Sarah used her oil talents to star in Sarah Palin's Alaska.

    Once Sarah Palin's Alaska fell on it's face, Sarah tried and failed at other reality ventures only to end as an unpaid writer in her Facebook for many years.

    Oil companies should have been beating down Sarah Palin's door, tripping over each other and clawing the eyes out of each other just for the right to employ Sarah Palin.

    If Sarah Palin was 1/1,000,000th as good as she said she is, she would be the top executive officer of a Fortune 500 oil company instead of writing in her Facebook like a junior high school girl.

    Donald Trump why do you think Sarah Palin hasn't had a paid job even as a gas station attendant? Because she's a fuck up like her family.

  19. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Hey, Gryph, isn't the slope drying up?

    1. Anonymous8:09 PM

      Yeah, the North Slope flow is decreasing, the cheap oil on the North Slope is running out. Silly Sarah the so called "energy expert" doesn't realize what drilling oil and gas and mining coal everywhere in the US will do to Alaskan oil production.

      Alaskan oil is expensive to produce and transport. Increasing energy production anywhere means falling prices for Alaskan oil, so... well...she couldn't come up with a better way to fuck Alaska and Alaskans if she tried.

    2. Anonymous8:27 PM


      There are still plenty of untapped reservoirs on the north slope and its offshore waters, however, none of the oil companies are interested in $50 oil, and not even Sarah Palin could change their minds.

      Remember she fucked them hard on taxes when she was our Governor, I seriously doubt that any of the oil execs have forgotten that so there is zero incentive for anyone in the oil industry to work with Sarah Palin, quite the opposite.

    3. abbafan3:32 AM

      Let's not forget the $500 million she signed over to Trans-Canada Pipelines, for a line that was NEVER built. Alaskans want their money back, you fuckin' retard!!

    4. Anonymous4:40 AM

      I read yesterday, somewhere, that a huge reserve of shale oil has been found in West Texas. Will the exploitation of that result in earthquakes like the ones that now plague Oklahoma? Finding more sources of oil might thrill some people, for whom giant dollar signs appear at the mere thought of oil but for some of us it just means that the issues associated with global climate change will just happen sooner. Our poor planet!

    5. Anonymous7:47 AM

      332 that was NEVER for TransCanada...
      Let's ask Sarah how is the old old man?
      In Canada now I hear...good planning girl!
      Too bad it will bite you in the ass soon!

    6. Anonymous10:51 AM

      Interesting enough 7:47 considering Senator Murkowski just sent her PR man to Walker?
      What's up with that? What is coming soon?

  20. Anonymous6:52 PM

    oh goody, another job she can quit when it becomes real work.

  21. Anonymous6:54 PM

    She'd never pass a confirmation hearing. Even the Republicans will laugh her out of the room.

    1. Anonymous7:46 PM

      They would just have to ask a few questions about “fungibles' and she’d be all good to go!

    2. Anonymous7:50 PM

      I just can’t figure out why she isn’t watching Duck Dynasty. She must be moving on.

  22. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Piss off a Saudi and see what happens to Sarah!
    I dare you Sarah! Tell them where to stick it!
    Meanwhile they will toss you down an oil shaft!
    Cap it and wonder 'where did Sarah go to now'?

    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      What do the Saudis think about drinking alcohol?

      What do the Saudis think about premarital sex?

      What do the Saudis think about thong dresses?

      What do the Saudis think about loosing your expensive sunglasses when you are drunk and brawling?

  23. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Sarah you do know everybody in Alaska reads Immoral Minority like many Americans in the lower 48. Don't you feel like a damn fool? Even Duh's relatives in Kentucky are laughing at you.

    Brad Hanson you must be thrilled not running off with Sarah. Just imagine her kids would have been your kids.

  24. Anonymous7:32 PM

    Does anybody know if Sarah's new little basta, I mean grandchild is born yet? Hope it's not a FAS baby or has a concussion.

    1. Anonymous1:28 AM

      Charlie is like 6 weeks old now. I think they are keeing it quiet so no one remembers Track beat and terrorized her when she was pregnant...or the kid ain't his.
      At any rate, down the memory hole.

    2. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Track is in REHAB people...he called...

  25. Anonymous7:32 PM

    Trump better prepare for revenge from Christie. Gonna be so lovely to watch.

  26. Anonymous7:40 PM

    I bet this ugly loser is going to miss President Obama maybe even more than the rest of us. She made a ton of money milking the right winger's hatred but now that they've "won" it's all over for her.

  27. Anonymous7:59 PM

    KATIE COURIC: Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin can you name a specific Supreme Court case you disagreed with besides Roe v. Wade?

    SARAH PALIN: “Well, let’s see. There’s –of course –in the great history of American rulings there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American.” “And there are–those issues, again, like Roe v Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know–going through the history of America, there would be others but–”

    KATIE COURIC: “Can you think of any?” (Couric interjected)

    SARAH PALIN: “Well, I could think of–of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level, maybe I would take issue with,” “But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.”

    HELLOOOO RETAWD! As a residence of Alaska, if you read the papers or watched the news on tv instead of Baywatch you would have known about the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on Good Friday, March 24, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef at 12:04 am local time and spilled 11 to 38 million US gallons (260,000 to 900,000 bbl; 42,000 to 144,000 m3) of crude oil over the next few days. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters. The Valdez spill was the largest in US waters until the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in terms of volume released. However, Prince William Sound's remote location, accessible only by helicopter, plane, or boat, made government and industry response efforts difficult and severely taxed existing plans for response. The region is a habitat for salmon, sea otters, seals and seabirds. The oil, originally extracted at the Prudhoe Bay oil field, eventually covered 1,300 miles (2,100 km) of coastline, and 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2) of ocean.


    How damn dumb. Bristol's mother can't even name the Exxon Valdez oil spill as the Supreme Court case she should be familiar with.

    SARAH PALIN: “Well, let’s see. There’s –of course –in the great history of American rulings.....


  28. Anonymous8:09 PM

    The U.S. consumes over 19 million barrels per day of oil. We produce, even with the fracking boom, only 9 million barrels per day. So we MUST import oil to meet demand (or use dramatically less, which means a revamp and re-tooling of all of our current systems).

    Also, oil is a global commodity: producing more in the U.S. will just cause the price to drop, as seen with the fracking boom and the response from Saudi Arabia. Oil companies are not very interested in producing more at a lower price. Frackers tend to be heavily in debt, and fracking is expensive-to-get oil (i.e., not profitable at today's prices). Same with deep sea and Arctic drilling.

  29. Anonymous8:37 PM

    I think it's finally happened! After years of avidly reading here, hoping for Sarah to be exposed, I think I actually no longer care. I never thought I'd reach saturation, but I have. She's pretty much officially a nobody now, her gravy train has dried up, and I just no longer have the interest or patience to wade through her words anymore. Now that the unthinkable has happened and Trump will be in the White House (wait, do we know if he's actually going to move from his golden palace?), my focus is definitely on him and his band of loons and goons. If he actually hands her a position as a lollipop for her undying devotion, my interest in her will come roaring back.

    1. Anonymous1:31 AM

      I hear ya, but ask you to stay the course. She can have a position with Drumpf 'cause they need to scrape the bottom of the barrel. NO ONE wants to be on a losing team.

    2. Anonymous4:38 AM

      I agree wholeheartedly! I definitely still check in daily, but not with the expectation that someone will finally spill the beans on her. That's just not going to happen. Maybe I can wean myself off IM, though that seems unlikely.

    3. Anonymous6:08 AM

      Bristol has acknowledged Trig as her son. That's good enuf for me with all the other info that's out there. Thanks for not giving up on it Gryph :)

    4. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Oh Gryphen has years to go with this blog!
      If he wants to...

  30. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Obama Can and Should Put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court

    The outgoing president has one final trump card—and he should play it.

  31. Anonymous8:49 PM

    This Shopping Spreadsheet Is A One-Stop Way To Boycott The Trumps

    Brand and digital strategist Shannon Coulter made waves back in October for co-creating the #GrabYourWallet hashtag, which encouraged shoppers to stop supporting businesses that work with Donald or Ivanka Trump or carry their clothing and accessories lines.

    Now the hashtag has its own handy spreadsheet that shoppers can use to avoid such businesses as the retail holiday season heats up.

    1. I'd be careful with those. They often condemn companies by who founded them but is no longer a part of the company. When the founder is ousted and is no longer a part of the company, the company should not be penalized with a boycott.

  32. Anonymous8:50 PM

    This is the billionaire guy to watch. He has turned his endeavors totally to supporting climate change efforts. Whatever it takes he says to help save the planet and our country.

    We have heroes out there and we need to be supporting them.

    The ACLU took in $9 million since the election and have 150,000 new members. Admission to belong is $20.

  33. Anonymous8:51 PM

    New data from ShopRunner suggests that online consumer "interest" in Ivanka Trump’s brand has dropped 54% since the #GrabYourWallet boycott campaign began a few weeks ago. "Interest" indicates the number of people who viewed an Ivanka Trump product in one of the six online retailers included in the study: Bon-Ton,, LastCall, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and OnlineShoes. The study reviewed the online behavior of 71,713 ShopRunner members. These numbers do not include post-election behavior.

    Does online "interest" correlate with sales? It’s hard to say, though ShopRunner CMO Angela Song told me a few weeks ago that "in e-commerce, browse always comes before purchase. The more people you can get interested in just browsing your products, it definitely is highly correlated with sales."

    1. Anonymous1:35 AM

      lmao How any Trump voters can actually afford a trump product?

    2. Anonymous7:52 AM

      that is made in China with dangerous elements in the product...

  34. Anonymous9:17 PM

    Sarah Palin is a manly looking skank. Bristol can find her Lumbersexual on Parks Highway.

  35. Anonymous11:07 PM

    Drill baby drill! Frack baby frack! What an idiot! Her rants sound worse and worse. Is she on the brink of madness?

    1. Anonymous6:55 AM

      or brink of the mattress. When she screams drill baby drill, whom do you think she is thinking of? I mean, she says it so much.

    2. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Sarah hasn't been drilled in many years. Todd goes elsewhere, and others don't want to smell the stench.

    3. abbafan8:53 AM

      6:55 - she must still have wet dreams of studly Brad; but when she wakes up, she only has a Limp Toad!

    4. Anonymous12:45 PM

      Sarah reminds me of the old Chatty Cathy doll. Just pull her string...

  36. Anonymous11:41 PM

    You ain't getting that gig, Sarah. Better start looking for work so that you, Brisdull, and Pillow don't have to share that same bottle of puttyshit nail polish.

  37. Anonymous12:16 AM

    I have struggled for years to listen to sarah palin from every angle. She just does not make sense. She lives in the last frontier and the woman wants to drill oil everywhere? I don't like to associate plain dumb with functioning retarded, but hey, what is wrong with her brain? She seems like such valley trash and proud of it.

    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      ignorance knows no bounds

  38. Bet she throws a hissy over this:

    " In a rare win for Native American rights over the oil industry, the Department of the Interior canceled 15 oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of northwest Montana, land that the Blackfeet Nation considers sacred.

    The 130,000 acres are in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, near Glacier National Park. The federal land is home to the Blackfeet tribe’s creation story.

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Wednesday that she was righting a historic wrong in retiring the leases. In the 1980s, under the Reagan administration, the Interior Department issued 47 oil and gas drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region. Although the leases were never developed by the oil production companies that owned them, the possibility has long troubled members of the Blackfeet Nation.

    When the leases were issued over 30 years ago, the Interior Department did not consult the Blackfeet Nation or consider the environmental impact."

    Yep. They're cancelling the leases from the Reagan era.

    Unfortunately it is probably just a reprieve. I anticipate Donald Jr., I mean whoever Trump nominates for the position of Secretary of the Interior won't waste any time selling those leases again. If it's an oil CEO he'll sell them way below "market" for those things. Either to his buddies in pay to play or to his own company in some sort of not so blind trust. It wouldn't be the first violation of Federal law the Trump administration would have committed.

    "Jewell was also asked about the escalating protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux and supporters have questioned the process used to approve the pipeline, which they say will damage tribal land and waters.

    Jewell said the solidarity many Americans have shown with those protesting the pipeline project demonstrates the importance of establishing and following a process to avoid conflicts over tribal lands.

    “If we do things right upfront, we don’t end up with uncertainty for industry,” she said. “If we don’t do things right upfront, we have uncertainty for industry, as was exhibited in Badger-Two Medicine and as I think is playing out right now on the pipeline.”"

    Obama should have this pipeline shit resolved in favor or our native Americans before he leaves office. It may be the only legacy he has left.

    1. Anonymous7:55 AM

      Yeah I saw that on the news too! If they would stop being so damn mean and ASK the Natives 'where' it would be wise to drill?
      They would walk you to the Motherload...
      But hey keep focking up there White Boys!

    2. Anonymous10:54 AM


  39. Anonymous12:56 AM

    If only sarah did read all the newspapers she would know that we don't need the oil. If only she knew that we already harnish the sun, wind and other gifts from mother earth and father sun. We have learned to take care of our planet and not destroy it. It would be nice if she would stop her drill nonsense and shut up and go home.

  40. Anonymous1:05 AM

    It would help if we knew how trump foundation rates sarah and kellyanne as women. The jaws alone on both should cause a drop of at least 3 percentage points according to the polls. And yet other women in the foundation have much better lines and they have more glamorous positions in the tran team. They wont be worked to winkles and exhaustion. They will have time for spa and pamper, photo ops and fashion shows.

  41. Anonymous1:17 AM

    She probably sounds smart to the Pennsyltucky Trum know....idiocracy.

  42. More bigotry from our pussygrabber-elect.

    " Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, Republican state lawmakers in Texas kicked off the new legislative filing period on Monday with a trio of bills that would roll back abortion and LGBTQ rights.

    State Rep. Byron Cook (R) proposed legislation that would require women to cremate or bury the remains of a fetus after an abortion or miscarriage. The bill, similar to one signed by Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he was governor of Indiana, threatens to fine health providers and remove their medical licenses if they don’t comply. Reproductive rights advocates said the bill has no medical purpose other than to shame a woman for ending her pregnancy.

    A second abortion restriction, proposed by State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R), would remove an exception in the state’s 20-week abortion ban for severe fetal anomalies. So if a woman discovers after 20 weeks of pregnancy that her fetus has a life-threatening medical condition, such as a brain malformation, she would be forced to carry the pregnancy to term.

    Texas legislators also plan to go after LGBTQ rights in the new legislative session, which begins on Jan. 10. State Sen. Bob Hall (R) introduced a bill that would prevent cities and counties in the state from enacting their own anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation or gender discrimination, since state law does not protect these groups, and would repeal local anti-discrimination ordinances that are already in effect. Having “uniform laws,” the bill explains, “will benefit the businesses, organizations, and employers seeking to do business in this state and will attract new businesses, organizations, and employers to this state.” "

    "Steve Bannon, the man President-elect Donald Trump has chosen to be his chief strategist, expressed dismay at the number of tech execs who are immigrants from Asia."

    "Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is reportedly being considered for the post of attorney general, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries."

    "Kobach helped design the program, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, while serving in Republican President George W. Bush’s Department of Justice after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States by al Qaeda militants."

    And what's next? You can guess what follows.

    "A supporter of President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday cited the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II ― considered one of the darkest periods in American history ― as the basis for creating a federal registry for immigrants from Muslim countries."

  43. Anonymous3:51 AM

    Remember when John McCain claimed that Sarah Palin knows more about oil than probably anybody else in the country?

    We laughed then and we're still laughing. She's angling hard for a job she won't get.

  44. Anonymous3:58 AM

    Sarah, you fracking moron! The fastest, cheapest and easiest way to make America energy independent is to stop using so much oil. Americans are oil pigs. The rest of the world does its business just fine without being oil pigs. All it takes is brains.... uh, yeah I see your problem now.

  45. LisaB25954:50 AM

    And again Palin shows how little she understands about the energy industry.

    It's market driven. The price of crude is in the crapper. Companies are laying off people left and right. They are not going to rush to invest in exploration.

    "You know nothing, Sarah Palin."

    1. Anonymous7:57 AM

      And now they Day Care crew has to deal with her 'fit' she is throwing...heads up now!

  46. Anonymous5:31 AM

    Talking about raping the planet again,sarah? Isn't that your siren ' s call since day one? Another no nothing subject you pounced on knowing very few facts and rill honest information on the subject,as usual. After sooo many years of qwacking about being an Energy expert,you still don't know shit about it. Try this- Once the Oil is Gone,it's Gone. If we use ours up First,then what,sarah? We are at Others mercy for their oil that our Grandkids will need after We're dead. Stupid Female. How about a Word for the day for sarah,kiddies! Your word today is RENEWABLE,sarah. As in "Our planet will seize to exist without Renewable Energy".How's jill?

    1. Anonymous7:57 AM

      She is talking about what her Daddy did...

    2. Anonymous9:42 AM

      No,not babies,the planet.

    3. Anonymous9:46 AM

      Better keep that homely little junker grandbaby away from gramps.

    4. Anonymous10:58 AM

      Yeah Sarah let's talk about RAPE since you yap it so much! What happened baby girl? Did your Daddy molest you as a baby? I would guess that is why you are so messed up pumpkin pie! You KNOW what to do and WHO to call to 'end the madness'! Taking so much time due to money is lame. Now that the money train is stopped just what are you going to do?

  47. Chenagrrl7:23 AM

    Did she say what she plans to do with the tankers and tankers of oil waiting to be sold which is what is depressing oil prices? Does she have a plan to get China back on its feet building cities no one lives in to put pressure on the oil market? And what about coal, will she bring it back and kill its competitor, the natural gas industry? Or will she just order in from Taco Bell and hide out.

  48. Anonymous8:37 AM

    What the GOP wants to do is privatize our government led by for-profit CEO's and business men who are in the top 1%. Paul Ryan is zealous to privatize medicare and rob our social security. If Palin heads the BLM she would probably hire the Bundy's once Trump pardons them. United Corporate States of Murica!

    1. Anonymous9:26 AM

      Pardon the Bundy's? How is that exactly since they were not convicted.

    2. Anonymous9:46 AM

      Well excuuuuse me. 2 of them are still in jail awaiting federal charges for the ranch stand-off. Maybe I should have said if Trump's admin gives them a get-out-of-jail free card. Is that better?

  49. Anonymous9:25 AM

    Considering her relative absence on the campaign trail, I'd say somebody very close to Trump says "HELL NO" to Palin's presence.

    1. Anonymous9:48 AM

      It shall soon be revealed who the finalists are on Trump's totem pole.

  50. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Once again, miss Fossil Fuel runner up found her illusive g spot and curled her own toes with this blather bomb. Trump is a lot of things, but even his brand of crazy finds her useless. Can't wait for the claws to come out like they did for Chris "Brooooooooce" Christie when Trump really lets her know how he feels.


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