Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline. A most deplorable decision for the economy and the environment, but good for Warren Buffett,

The President has decided to deny the permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline, thus satisfying the environmentalists that want to wean us off our dependency on carbon based products, such as fuel, food and fertilizer. The arguments for denying the decision are nearly exclusively political, while the arguments to build the pipeline are concerns for our national security and economy.

Here is the deal:

Canada has the tar-sands and is extracting the oil. This was not our decision. If we don’t buy the oil, China will.

We are importing crude oil from the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, etc.), Nigeria, Venezuela and other volatile places, leaving us exposed to supply and price disruptions.

We export refined products to the Caribbean islands, which by the way have a larger carbon footprint per person than the U.S. This is good business, since the islands are too small for a refinery.

It takes more energy to run a refinery up north in a cold climate than in hot, humid Baytown, Texas.

The last time a major oil refinery was built in the U.S was 1976. A small refinery was built in 1993, in Valdez, Alaska. The  US. regulatory climate is hostile to refineries. Colombia, O.K, U.S. No.

Warren Buffett’s bought Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in February 2010 and paid 44 Billion dollars for it. The railroad paid Berkshire Hathaway 2.25 Billion in dividends during the first 13 months. Warren Buffet bought the railroad after Obama took office.

Right now the crude oil is transported from the Athabasca tar sands to Houston mostly by Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC railroad. It is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.
The cost of transporting the oil is about #14 dollars per barrel, much of it the cost of energy (CO2). The pipe-line can do the job for about seven dollars per barrel, much of it capital costs.
We can see what happens when transporting crude oil: http://lenbilen.com/2013/07/07/ttain-derailment-in-quebec-and-keystone-xl-pipeline-a-limerick/

Warren Buffet is a major player in the Obama Administration; he has frequent access to the White House and is a major contributor to Obama and the Democrats’ campaign.

Sarah Palin succinctly coined the phrase: “This is Crony Capitalism.”

By not importing oil from Canada the total carbon footprint will increase. We lose, and Canada loses. (I am not concerned that the CO2 is increasing, but that a valuable natural resource is excessively depleted.) Now it turns out that Canada has left the Kyoto Protocol, thereby being free to burn as much of its carbon as they want. Was that really what the environmentalists wanted?

So why did Obama deny the permit? Here are five possibilities:

1. Obama is a true believer that ”this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”. As a true environmentalist his role can not be overestimated .

2. Obama is deliberately wrecking our economy, refuses to have an energy policy that will create jobs, but will support protest movements and foment unrest.

3. Obama is acting on orders from Global Governance people that do want U.S. to be totally dependent on international law and U.N. mandates.

4. Obama wants to show leadership in advance of the Paris Climate Conference 2015, and its associated treaty.

5. Obama wants to show leadership on something, and touts the “breakthrough” agreement with China, where he will allow China to emit six times as much CO2 by the year 2030 as the U.S.

6.  http://lenbilen.com/2014/02/14/the-real-reason-obama-wont-approve-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/

7. Obama promised to be Brazil’s best customer from their deep sea oil drilling success, paid for by U.S. loan guarantees. He must be true to his promises.

8. Obama is half insane and surrounded by bad advisers.

This is the best I can do to explain the reasons for this decision.

Obama is delusional in ridiculing Republicans. A Limerick.

President Barack Obama tore into Republican presidential candidates Monday night at a Democratic fundraising event in New York. Under much laughter from the audience he said:

“Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out,’ Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you,”

PutinObama A top Kremlin official, Dmitri Rogozin tweeted the picture to the left under the heading: “We have different values and allies.”

Check the contrast in this Limerick.

When Putin has leopard, Obama has poodle;

then Palin has everything, kit and kaboodle.

Watch the Grizzly mom act

and the media react.

Obama? He spanks with a noodle.

The picture below is from Governor Palin’s time as Governor.


Ode to Sarah Palin. The campaign song.

(Best sung to “This ole house” by Stuart Hamblen.)

Sarah Palin is a leader,
Sarah Palin is a wife,
Sarah Palin is a mother,
And she knows the way of life

She was born in small town Sandpoint
But Alaska was her call.
Barracuda was her nickname
When she championed basketball

Ain’t got time to linger longer
Ain’t got time to stay behind
We must step up to the challenge
For she is one of a kind

Ain’t got time to watch destruction,
Nor to take our freedoms light.
Ain’t got time for politicking
We’re gettin’ ready to fight the fight.

Now this world should run much better
Thanks to more of CO2
Grows more food to feed the hungry
That’s what Climate Change will do.

But the Democrats in Congress
Think much more of One World Rule
Fight for Carbon Sequestration
They are stubborn as a mule.


Sarah Palin to the rescue
Sarah Palin to our aid
Sarah Palin to the forefront
‘gainst the cronies gettin’ paid.

On our knees we plead for mercy
On our knees we pray for grace
For the battle is the Lord’s, and
In His will we’ll run the race.


In this world of evil people
She will stand for what is right
While as Christians we are humbled
It is God who leads the fight.

With the Clintons and their Spirits
And Obama and Islam
And their hate for true religion
It is hard to keep the calm


Sarah Palin undefeated
Sarah Palin unafraid
Sarah Palin uncorrupted
By the Devil’s best plans laid.

It is time to stand for virtue
It is time to stand for truth
It is time to vote, be counted
So this land regains its youth.


“The Ideal Race.” Sarah Palin versus Hillary Clinton. A Limerick.

Are Hillary’s crimes a “distraction?”

Her arrogant style: No retraction.

Sarah Palin has time

as she is in her prime.

The race will be teeming with action.

From American Thinker on Sarah Palin “Achiever of the year 2014”:
It would be the height of churlishness for even the most inveterate leftist to deny the import of someone who made Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list, and then the Smithsonian Institution’s “100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time” list. Both affirmations were earned by former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

To then accept Governor Palin as “American Achiever of the Year 2014″ would be for most, if not all on the left (and to be fair, many in the GOP) no doubt a bridge too far. However, such partisanship should not stand in the way of a general acknowledgement of what was a remarkable year for Palin.


Governor Palin endorsed 22 candidates for various offices during the midterm finals, including senators, governors, lieutenant governors, congressmen, and attorneys general. Of those so endorsed, an incredible 20 were elected – contrasted with, for example, Hillary Clinton’s record of 8 wins out 24 endorsed candidates


For all her detractors’ cries of “irrelevance” and “she’s just a reality show entertainer” (those two being among the nicer epithets), Palin goes on, election cycle after election cycle, populating Congress with her endorsed candidates in a cost-effective manner, and in such numbers that the likes of Karl Rove with his 1% success rate can surely view only with hidden admiration, if not downright envy.


In 2014, Governor Palin is deservedly the “Achiever of The Year.”

Sarah Palin is right again and again! A Limerick.

Sarah Palin was right on Ukraine (1)

And on Syria she was right again. (2)

The nuke deal with Iran (3)

makes Mid-East hit the fan.

Sarah, Run! Or our fight is in vain.

The fight is for the survival of western civilization as we know it.

From without is Islam, and their Sharia Law believing minority’s dream of a Caliphate and so eradicate Jews and Christians, by genocide if necessary.

Also from without is the One World Government movement, that wants to redifine all religions and consolidate them into one unified religion under the control of the One World Government.

From within are agitators that foam racial tensions, anarchists, atheists and the likes, all hostile to religions, especially Christianity. The exception is a fondness for Islam with all its violence and intolerance.

(1) Putin no match for mama Grizzly on the Tonight show.

Vladimir Putin has strong genes.

That said, Obama has mom jeans.

NBC can poke fun,

Sarah Palin can pun.

THE mama grizzly on split screens.


(2) http://lenbilen.com/2015/10/15/sarah-palin-right-again-let-allah-sort-it-out-a-limerick/

(3) Sarah Palin joined GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, along with dozens of others, for the Tea Party Patriots’ “Stop the Iran Deal” rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday October 14.

She took aim at President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, ripping the president and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for cutting a deal with the Iranian “death cult.”

“Obama never even clenched a fist against a wicked regime where antisemitism and Holocaust denial is official ideology, and with state-sanctioned torture and killing of women just because they’re women,” Palin said. “Nothing has really changed, except Hillary Clinton back then she insisted that Iran is seeking nukes but now she says, eh, that’s OK. She spins faster than thousands of Iranian centrifuges.”

In vintage Palin style she continued, saying, “Only in an Orwellian Obama world full of sprinkly fairy dust blown from atop his unicorn as he’s peeking through a really pretty pink kaleidoscope would he ever see victory or safety for America or Israel in this treaty … You don’t reward terrorism, you kill it.”

She called on Congress to kill the deal, saying the president is usurping lawmakers’ right to review the agreement.
“The president doesn’t trust you and he doesn’t trust us. He doesn’t trust Americans to even change our own light-bulb of our own choosing and yet he’ll trust a death cult,” she said.

Palin brought up Vice President Joe Biden’s transplanted quote from Teddy Roosevelt about how Obama carried a “big stick” during a speech on the president’s foreign policy.

“Well, little did we know he was talking about Obama’s selfie stick,” she said.

She also said the deal is made even worse by the U.S. “gifting our uranium production capability, and that’s a mistake. Thanks a lot, Hillary Clinton.”

“So as Obama leads from behind — the skirt of his right-hand man Valerie Jarrett — then it’s up to Congress to close that window,” Palin concluded.

Her language is full of Palinisms, which are soo confusing to the elite, but is easily understood by normal people, the sign of an excellent communicator. She gets the point across with very few, but memorable words.



Sarah Palin right again. Let Allah sort it out. A Limerick.

With Russia and Cuba in Syria

it’s prophesy time in Assyria.

Sarah said, without doubt

“Let Allah sort it out”.

That’s vision. She is our Valkyria.*

* (from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”)


From her Facebook

“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” – Sarah Palin

* President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs don’t work in war.

* We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require “too much of a commitment.”

* President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?

* The world sympathizes with the plight of civilians tragically caught in the crossfire of this internal conflict. But President Obama’s advertised war plan (which has given Assad enough of a heads-up that he’s reportedly already placing human shields at targeted sites) isn’t about protecting civilians, and it’s not been explained how lobbing U.S. missiles at Syria will help Syrian civilians. Do we really think our actions help either side or stop them from hurting more civilians?

* We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.

* Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.

* Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.

* As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.

– Sarah Palin