Nov
29
2012
6

Susan Rice’s Iranian oil connection? …And Canadian oil connection?

…And, well, there’s a lot, really.

Well, well, well. It turns out that UN Ambassador and prospective Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice (she’s a multimillionaire, by the way) has some rather interesting financial ties to numerous foreign energy companies that still do business with that oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, and downright barking mad insane regime currently controlling Iran.  The most interesting one of those is Royal Dutch Shell, which has about a billion dollars’ worth of interest (literally) in getting Iran’s sanctions lifted; Rice has also invested in at least two other companies that are operating in Iran against the wishes of pretty much most of the West.

Hmm.  Let’s scroll through some of her other investments:

  • Transcanada ($300-600K).  Keystone Pipeline company.  Wonder whether the Greenies are comfortable about that? Spoiler warning: no.
  • Monsanto (10-50K). Agricultural conglomerate that works with genetically engineered food.  Wonder if the Greenies are comfortable about that?
  • Walmart ($50-100K). …If you haven’t figured out by now that Big Labor is gunning for Walmart, then… Big Labor is gunning for Walmart.
  • Ishares Silver Trust ($100-250K), Newmont Mining Corp ($100-250K).  Metal mining companies.  Hey, guess who has even more of a vested interest than usual in making sure that the government keeps the current capital gains and dividends tax rates?  Metal mining companies!

(more…)

Apr
04
2012
8

#rsrh So. We have Canada & Mexico mad at us. And by ‘us’ I mean ‘Barack Obama.’

Grim details here: apparently the Transcendently Evolved Intellect that has graced us with his presence in the Oval Office has insultingly provoked the Canadians because of his interference in the way that they can sell oil, while the Mexicans are infuriated at the way that the administration casually put guns into the hands of the narco-terrorists now murdering their way around northern Mexico.

Via Fausta and Instapundit: and may I add that while as a conservative I am in favor of reviving all sorts of traditions, the one about Ugly Americans was not one of them? – But don’t mind me. I’m not the President, after all: I’m instead a citizen who can find his own buttocks in a dark room with a flashlight.

Moe Lane

Sep
19
2011
6

Ethical oil’s excellent enemies: Saudi Arabia & Think Progress.

Perfect together!

One of the nicest things about being a mainstream supporter of the Global War on Terror is that you are blessed, for a given value of ‘blessed,’ with a collection of the vilest, most despicable, most appalling domestic enemies in recent political history.  Nazis, Communists, Stalinists, Maoists, blackshirt anarchists, Jew-haters of various flavors, anti-human deep ecologists, anti-Israel conspiracy theorists… honestly, by the time that the antiwar movement was done they had managed to taint most of the groups out there that I casually despise, and virtually all of the progressive ones.  I’d like to pretend that this marvelous example of contagious karma isn’t really that big a deal, but honesty forces me to admit that the nasty, somewhat cognitively challenged nature of the Other Side was a powerful factor in keeping the antiwar folks firmly under the rocks that are in fact their native environment.

I mention this because it’s exciting to see this dynamic play out over in the ‘ethical oil’ arena as well. (more…)

Jun
06
2011
1

#rsrh Hey! Canadian conspiracy theorists!

Apparently, the election of Stephen Harper indicates that the USA is at war with Canada.  I don’t want to research this one, for three reasons:

  1. I kind of like the aesthetic of this particular Teh Crazy on its own terms. Having it explained might spoil things;
  2. I’m also pretty sure that the author will probably conclude that it’s All Because Of The Jooooo0oooooos anyway;
  3. And, lastly, the idea is absurd on its face.  Trust me: when the USA is at war with somebody, people know.

The underlying article is much less interesting, alas.  Apparently, some girl* held up a sign and got fired during a speech, and the Canadian Left is using the opportunity to complain and whine about how badly they did in the last election.  Glenn Reynolds is rolling his eyes over this almost as much as I am…

Moe Lane

*Hey, what would you call an immature human female?  A rutabaga?

May
08
2011
2

#rsrh Hey, I’d be a member of the CPC!

If I lived in Canada, that is.

Yeah.  Big shocker, that.  Anyway, that poll works until the end of the month; fair warning, though.  Based on the questions, Canadian politics are apparently fairly monotonous to anybody to the Right of Joe Lieberman.

Via  A Softer World.

May
02
2011
6

#rsrh Conservatives win majority in Canada.

Apparently Canada has this thing where you don’t actually get told how many seats flipped nationwide, but the word is that current Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada will have an outright majority, which is not something that can be counted on in parliamentary proceedings.

Entertainingly, this election came about because the opposition parties forced a no-confidence vote.  Oops?

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I know that ‘Conservative’ in Canada means something a bit different up there than it does down here.  Still a neighbor and a major trading partner, eh?  Worth reporting on, and all that.

Feb
28
2010
--

US/Canada gold medal hockey game about to start. #rsrh

3:15 PM.

This is when I regret not having cable.

Moe Lane

PS:

USA.
USA.
USA.

Sep
23
2009
2

Germans will walk out if Ahmadinejad speech involves Holocaust denial. Huzzah.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) I have a problem with this.

Germany will walk out of the U.N. General Assembly if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust in a speech he will give Wednesday, and it wants other European Union countries to do the same, the foreign ministry said.

My problem with this is that intolerance to Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism should be so instinctive and reflexive that nobody would have let Ahmadinejad talk at the UN in the first place. The Canadians aren’t bothering to wait for the inevitable vileness; they’re just going to walk out (via Instapundit).  So on that curve the German response gets down graded from its original A to a B-.

Mind you, that’s a heck of a lot better than the F that we’re getting. Did somebody at the UN with a malignant sense of humor schedule this one?  The President is going to speak the same day as Iran’s Ahmadinejad, Libya’s Gadhafi and Zimbabwe’s Mugabe; you have to wonder whether Syria’s al-Assad and/or North Korea’s Il-sung Jong-Il had scheduling conflicts.  Doesn’t anybody at the White House check people’s work before they send it out?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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