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Sean Hannity is Dead Wrong About Hunter Biden

Sean Hannity is off base in his criticism of Burisma and its appointment of Hunter Biden to its board. Hannity hammers away at the younger Biden’s lack of oil and gas experience. Fact is, that’s kind of the point of … Continue reading

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The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert and Peak Oil (video)

I was invited to address the New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) on January 21, 2020. The title of my talk was “The Man Who Would Be King: The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Raise $1 Trillion

Pass a law to require 320,000,000 Americans to purchase a banana and duct tape it to a wall. The market value of each has been established: $120,000. Some will be more, some less; $120K is a representative average of the … Continue reading

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Don’t offer ‘thoughts and prayers’, for God’s sake!

I’m on the mailing list of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation’s premier peer-reviewed scientific journals, on account of a letter to the editor I wrote five years ago. (That’s a whole ‘nother story.) Today’s … Continue reading

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“You will do as you are told/Until the rights to you are sold.”

Frank Zappa said it about TV in “I’m the Slime” (1973), but he’d extend it to social media, I’m sure. First, a disclaimer: I am neither a lawyer nor a computer programmer. But you know that 27-page Terms of Use … Continue reading

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Notes on Genealogy: What do Martin van Buren and Hillary Clinton Have in Common?

So I’ve been working on my family tree on and off for about 20 years. My Dad had an interest and that got me started; an abundance of internet resources made research easy. At this point I know some information … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again Why You’re an Anti-Fracker?

So, you embrace the “Progressive” energy agenda. You’re all in for the Green New Deal despite its fanciful call for quitting fossil fuels by 2030. You support renewable energy mandates. You protest fracking and new energy pipeline infrastructure. Carbon tax? … Continue reading

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.@Sen_JoeManchin for POTUS …

… or at least, for the Democratic nomination. A serious, centrist Democrat should be able to make a play for the blue collar Dems who put Donald Trump in office. Repudiation of the Green New Deal would not only differentiate … Continue reading

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Old-School King of the NFL, Part II

(A followup to this post, after having a few days to ruminate on it.) According to these guys, half of all NFL games are decided by 8 points or fewer. That means at least half of all games are potentially … Continue reading

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They’ve taken a game of inches and turned it into a game of millimeters.

I love football, but I’m old school. If it were up to me, games would still end in ties (after four quarters), quarterbacks would be treated as if they were football players, and there would be no instant replay. The game … Continue reading

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