And they are off an running… 22 EOs in the first five days and 8 ‘executive actions’ (whatever those are)…

And Kerry has been appointed as the Climate Czar (again), and said Biden considers climate change as an existential threat to the USA.

1 : of, relating to, or affirming existence existential propositions. 2a : grounded in existence or the experience of existence : empirical. b : having being in time and space. › dictionary › existential
Oh yeah, and claims Biden has SIX number one priorities… Can anyone say train wreck??? You can’t have SIX #1 priorities… It doesn’t work that way.
Even better, it is apparently now also a ‘national security’ issue.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will begin incorporating climate analysis into its war-gaming and analysis efforts as well as featuring the issue as part of its future National Defense Strategy.

The announcement by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came shortly after President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders targeting the climate crisis.

The Defense Department “will immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change considerations in our activities and risk assessments, to mitigate this driver of insecurity. As directed by the President, we will include the security implications of climate change in our risk analyses, strategy development, and planning guidance,” Austin said in a statement.

Full article, HERE from Navy Times.

And Biden says that all of the vehicles in federal service will be replaced with electric vehicles.

I found a little document that delves into that pretty deeply. It was published by the United States International Trade Commission Journal of International Commerce and Economics December 2018, and the title of the paper is- The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries, authorsDavid Coffin and Jeff Horowitz. Here are some ‘interesting facts’ from that document-

On average, cobalt made up about 30 percent of a lithium-ion battery cathode in 2017, but experts expect cobalt content to decline as batteries become more energy dense. Cobalt supplies are limited and, moreover, are concentrated in only a few countries. The Democratic Republic of the Congo produced more than one-half of worldwide cobalt mining in 2016, followed by China and Canada with less than 6 percent each. China is also the main source of cobalt refining, which is necessary before the cobalt is suitable for battery production. Due to cobalt’s relative scarcity, some predict a 20-percent gap between supply and demand in 2025. Cobalt prices increased by 120 percent in 2017; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Caspar Rawles expects prices to rise at a slower pace in 2018–25 as EV manufacturers use long-term supply contracts to stabilize prices. 

Graphite is used in the anode of many EVs. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence expects that the market for graphite in battery anodes will increase from 80,000 metric tons in 2015 to 250,000 metric tons in 2020, thereby driving up the price. Graphite prices did not increase as rapidly in 2017 as other inputs in EV batteries, but could rise rapidly in future years. Nearly two-thirds of natural graphite is mined in China.

According to Deutsche Bank, lithium-ion batteries for EVs accounted for 14 percent of lithium demand in 2015 (and demand has risen since then). The bank predicts that EVs will generate 38 percent of lithium demand by 2025. Some have predicted a shortfall of 100,000 metric tons for lithium by 2025. This scarcity could drive up the lithium’s price and thus the price of battery packs. From January 2016 to January 2018, the price of lithium carbonate in South America more than doubled. Chile and Argentina are the top two global exporters of lithium carbonate.

 Soooo… They are willing to buy 300,000 (appx) electric vehicles putting money in China, the Congo, Chile, Argentina, and Canada’s pockets, while driving the costs of battery packs up even further. 

Yep, that makes a ‘lot’ of sense.

And one more ‘piece’ of the puzzle on why the NG troops will remain in DC through at least March…

“The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence,” DHS released in a statement Wednesday.

In recent days, riots have raged in Portland, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington.

Full article, HERE.  Anybody remember the movie Wag the Dog???



Sigh… — 18 Comments

  1. “Existential” is currently the Left’s favorite adjective.

    Oh, but you see, the electric fleet will be made by American companies. They’ll just be getting their supplies from…You know what? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    “DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however,” something, something, reasons.

  2. wonder how all the people who voted for Biden feel when their energy bills skyrocket, their vehicle prices skyrocket, their gasoline prices skyrocket, etc., etc.?? But the press and others are sooo glad to be rid of that awful narcissist, DJT…

    • Well, to be fair, the 50 or so actual voters he got will feel bad, maybe…

  3. Either these are all virtue signalling, or there is a “master plan” behind them… I’m going with the first…

    Have you read the one on electric vehicles? I haven’t found it yet… I did read the one about masks on federal property – it has lots of quibbles and exceptions to it.

  4. Apparently biden* has Decreed that NO ONE is ever allowed to say or use the term “China Virus” ever again…Because RACIST!

    I found a neat page to post on…It is the White House FaceBook page:

    And I posted the following:

    “What will the consequences be for the Chinese Communist Party that knowingly released the China Virus and murdered Millions of people around the world?”


    MSG Grumpy

  5. All- Thanks for the comments, going to get ‘interesting’ shortly.

    Posted from my iPhone.

  6. I well remember jumping on my electric NC-5 to go start the electric P-2 on the line… Oh, wait…

  7. I think the words of the imam of social justice himself, Barky the Lightbringer, are so apropos at this moment. “Don’t underestimate his ability to copulate it in the upwards position.” Or something like it.

    And… Yep, the Country’s getting copulated, Washington DC is more copulated than ever, individual citizens are copulated wholesale, and even his few actual voters are getting copulated. Things are so copulated that BoweLmovementsMatter and (p)Antifa, who fought to put the copulater in power, are being copulated (apparently, they didn’t pay attention to how Hitler and the NSDAP copulated upwards the SA once H and the NSDAP took power… Copulating idiots!)

    And, of course, we get to wait to see how the First Whore will copulate the country once she’s copulating in power.


  8. a) alternative/renewable energy is economic vandalism, pure and simple. You are still using the conventional energy source, but you spend the surplus from the conventional to cover the losses of the ‘green energy source’. It is entirely an exercise in weakening the US economy, and funneling funds to prop up the PRC regime.
    b) Procedural irregularities are evidence that the precedents we are getting may be as bad as if Trump had simply declared an insurrection.

  9. There once was a time when all the EXPERTS thought bleeding the toxins from the circulatory system would heal.
    This thinking is similar.
    But does the patient survive?

  10. My right paw to Gawd . . . the Left seems to look at the movie, “Wag The Dog,” not as a cautionary tale of what not to do, but a guidebook of how to get away with shyte. Thing is, you want to talk to someone about that? Someone who has stalked the halls of power and gotten away with “murder?” There is a reason we residents of Arkansas have a term we use — Arkancide — and the Clintons sure as phuq knew/know how to play the Dirty Long Game. And they sure as Gawd made little green apples have taught the REST of the Dirty Nasty Critters to do the same.

  11. I bet my old agency’s field guys are going to love those electric vehicles when out in the back of beyond and driving hundreds of miles per day.