Author Archives: Steve Maley

BREAKING: USGS Did Not “Discover” 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in West Texas.

Oil and gas can only be discovered with a drill bit, and credit for the discovery goes to the entrepreneurs who risked private capital to make it happen. The USGS hasn’t “discovered” sh*t. They compiled data from industry sources and … Continue reading

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Why Democratic Issues and Politicians Have Left Its Voters Behind, In Three Graphs (thx @ezraklein and @voxdotcom)

Candidates and issues, naturally, follow the money. It was my unscientific opinion throughout the Obama Administration that their politicians and policy were to the left of 85% of the electorate, and as we will see the results of the November … Continue reading

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In the end, #NeverHillary wins.

We focus too much on the personality of the candidates. The office of the President of the United States is bigger than one person. The election of Hillary Clinton would mean the empowerment of a clique nearly 40 years in … Continue reading

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We Expect More Integrity From Our TV Game Shows Than From Presidential Elections

Last Friday, Abcess Hollywood released a hot mike audio of Donald Trump at his Trumpiest. The nation gasped and had its biggest “Oh, the humanity!” moment since Lakewood, New Jersey. Raise your hand if you were surprised. We are collectively paying the price for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

Now in general release, Deepwater Horizon stars Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams, an electronics tech stationed aboard the ill-fated drilling rig. The explosion and fire, which occurred off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010, killed eleven Transocean hands and led to the … Continue reading

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‘What’s Wrong With This Picture’, Denver Edition

On a recent visit to the Mile High City, we stayed downtown. We visited the area near Union Station, an area that attracts all types of people. One day, at mid-day, we saw a young man, mid-twenties maybe, sitting on … Continue reading

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You’re troubled that Donald Trump ‘could have’ paid no taxes for 18 years. Can I then infer …

… that you support a flatter, fairer tax plan? A tax plan that closes many of the provisions of the tax code that a real estate developer would call ‘encouraging a public/private partnership’ but you call ‘loopholes’? Because such plans … Continue reading

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Father Gaia, on the Green Movement: “It’s a religion, you see. It’s totally unscientific.”

At 97, James Lovelock, futurist and creator of the Gaia Hypothesis, is just hitting his stride. And it’s causing some concern among his acolytes. (The Gaia Hypothesis holds that the Earth is more a self-regulating organism life form than a ball of molten iron … Continue reading

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Ten Tunes for a Sunday Morning

Down With Disease, Phish Okayalright, moe. Hesitating Beauty, Billy Bragg & Wilco Houses on the Hill, Whiskeytown Airline to Heaven, Wilco When the Roses Bloom Again, Billy Bragg & Wilco (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding, Elvis Costello … Continue reading

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Royalty: It’s Not Just for Royalty Anymore #fracking

A recent article in the New York Times considered disparity of income distribution in the U.S. An attached graphic, reproduced and annotated below, shows the income threshold to be in the top 1% of income earners, by county, in the … Continue reading

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