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And She’s The Energy Secretary!

June 29, 2022

By Paul Homewood




  1. eromgiw permalink
    June 29, 2022 9:17 am

    Isn’t the definition of cognitive dissonance?

    • eromgiw permalink
      June 29, 2022 9:18 am


    • T Walker permalink
      June 29, 2022 9:54 am

      I was brought up not to abuse the fair sex ( am I allowed to say that) so I can’t give you the definition of what I think she is without severe moderation.

      • dave permalink
        June 29, 2022 10:57 am

        “…what I think…”

        We are all thinking it!


        Not really. Sigh!

    • Robert Christopher permalink
      June 29, 2022 10:02 am

      She’s a lawyer, with little understanding of Science, Engineering, and part of the Biden Administration, and is likely to have only one ‘opinion’ of reality, in which case cognitive dissonance isn’t possible as it is the perception of contradictory information.

    • bluecat57 permalink
      June 29, 2022 11:17 am

      Is that a euphemism for imbecilic moron idiot with no clue about anything?

      • Mike Jackson permalink
        June 29, 2022 1:31 pm


      • Gerry, England permalink
        June 29, 2022 3:39 pm

        What? You mean a Democrat?

    • catweazle666 permalink
      June 29, 2022 2:16 pm

      Oop North we call it barmy.

    • dave permalink
      June 30, 2022 11:07 am

      As I once related, there is an old film with Bob Hope (a stauch Republican) in which he has just been told there are zombies at large. Something like the following is said:

      Informant “A mob of living-dead people, without will or soul, who will mindlessly obey!”

      Hope “Oh! Democrats!”

      The Encycopedia Britannica has just sent me its fun “Fact of the Day.”
      Appararently engineering really is full of male geeks who know nothing of women.

      NASA engineers asked Sally Ride whether she needed a hundred tampons for her six days in space.

      Meanwhile, in one room of the lunatic asylum:

      The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICEAW) is offering its members a helpful publication about making their businesses more resilient to
      the coming climate change catastrophe.

      The social contagion is truly astonishing. We really have regressed mentally to the Dark Ages. What next? Mass outbreaks of speaking in tongues and hysterical dancing? Salem-style trials? I suppose we already have a media version of the last item.

    • StephenP permalink
      June 30, 2022 6:35 pm

      I’m surprised the oil companies haven’t told her to take a running jump.

  2. David Anderson permalink
    June 29, 2022 9:39 am

    Her excuse may be that she grew up in Vancouver, Canada!

    • dave permalink
      June 29, 2022 11:06 am


      It has a great future behind it.

  3. June 29, 2022 9:39 am

    And people thought the Trump White House was a lunatic asylum.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      June 29, 2022 10:10 am

      It was, it’s the same asylum with different lunatics now who have no grip on reality whatsoever. Trump at least was aware how the world of supply and demand operates

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 29, 2022 10:14 am

      Ahh…that’s the WH that made the US self-suffient in oil and gas – among many other achievements.

      • Dukeofurl permalink
        June 30, 2022 6:30 am

        never self sufficient on oil and gas

        system still required imports of 6 mill barrels per day of crude. Its just different regions are exporters ( Gulf coast to Mexico and Caribbean) and other importers ( NE states and maybe Hawaii )

      • dave permalink
        June 30, 2022 11:38 am

        “…system still required imports of 6 mill barrels…”

        I think it is most accurate to say that NORTH AMERICA was essentially self sufficient, as most of that six million barrels, as well as plentiful gas, came from Canada. And Canada and the USA are ‘joined at the hip’ when it comes to trade.

        Of course, a first-day decision of Biden* was to start sawing away at that connection.

        * I know he is senile and cannot make decisions, but I think any policies still have to be vaguely approved by him – by a still functioning instinct in him – as the hard-left, phoney-baloney, rubbish, that was congenial to him when he was merely stupid.

  4. HotScot permalink
    June 29, 2022 10:07 am

    Stone mad.

  5. June 29, 2022 10:10 am

    The Dems are all crazy. In May Biden praised high gas prices as part of ‘incredible transition’.

    • bluecat57 permalink
      June 29, 2022 11:18 am

      Liberalism is a mental disorder by Michael Savage

  6. seeker26 permalink
    June 29, 2022 10:23 am

    Seems the total lack of ANY common sense, deep into the realms of abject naivety is not a wholly British governmental prerogative! You have a golden example of an IDIOT loose in USA, too. Mind-blowing stupidity, wonder if she ever read what she’s called for?

    • John Hultquist permalink
      June 29, 2022 5:20 pm

      Somewhat like Bromus tectorum (‘cheat grass’ in the USA) and Starlings, abject naivety, lack of common sense, and mind-blowing stupidity simultaneously escaped from unknown locations around the developed world. (unlike Covid-19)
      It is not a wholly British thing, so no worries there.

      • Sceptical Sam permalink
        June 30, 2022 3:28 pm

        Those “unknown locations” of yours are well known in the Land of Oz.

        They’re institutions that produce “graduates” in anything (dare I say discipline?) that has no hard science as a basis.

  7. Stuart Hamish permalink
    June 29, 2022 10:31 am

    In Australian parlance a ‘fright-bat” …….And a nutcase

  8. June 29, 2022 10:38 am

    Reblogged this on delboydave and commented:
    This is the insanity we are facing from many of our politicians throughout the world and not just the USA.

  9. Gamecock permalink
    June 29, 2022 11:07 am

    The U.S. Dept. of Energy produces no energy.

    The Dept. of Agriculture produces no food.

    Et cetera.

  10. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 29, 2022 12:18 pm

    There’s a very localised heatwave over part of Japan at the moment, of course the BBC is making all sorts of ‘bingo’ record claims, none of which can be checked against comparable consistent long term temperate data taken on the same type of thermometers, and ignoring the massive population growth and use of Aircon that further boosts outdoor city temperatures in hot weather. Pathe news again shows Japanese heatwaves are not a new phenomenon, and such data as there is shows heatwaves with multiple consecutive days in the 30-36C are far from unprecedented e.g. late June 1963, and numerous places hold top temperatures in the 40/41C range.

  11. Stephen Lord permalink
    June 29, 2022 2:53 pm

    stealing elections has consequences. In a normal election the winning side has shown competence by persuading a majority to vote for them. This election was stolen and the inevitable result is we have complete incompetents in charge.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      June 29, 2022 3:44 pm

      The worry is that they do it again in November but it will be much harder as many who did actually vote for Dementia Joe now regret it and will vote Republican. Also on the plus side, many RINOs are being disposed of and that looks like including Cheney, currently presiding over the Jan 6 pantomime that nobody is interested in. One channel left live coverage to go to the US Open golf…

      • dave permalink
        June 30, 2022 12:15 pm

        “…they do it again…”

        In a Casino it only takes the croupier occasionally pressing on that pedal hidden in the floor to make certain the House wins.

    • Dukeofurl permalink
      June 30, 2022 6:35 am

      Absolute falsehood that it was stolen. Every legal claim rejected, every recount came out much the same as before. Even the Arizona phony audit couldnt find any error.
      Luckily the illegality of phony electors and that call to Georgia about swinging the vote in Trumps favour are evidence of crimes

      the voters just didnt like Trump even while they voted for republicans down ballot.

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        June 30, 2022 8:13 am

        They didn’t like him after a widespread and pervasive four years of lies and a year or more of deliberate non-reporting of truths about Biden. Trump is a buffoon but he was right about a lot more things than Biden has been.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      June 30, 2022 12:28 pm

      No, it wasn’t stolen.
      Simple fact, more Americans looked at Trump & went “Not again, no way, no how” after he’d mishandled Covid.

    • Bill Francis permalink
      June 30, 2022 3:35 pm

      I don’t like to disagree with Stephen Lord, but the Democrats managed to pull off one of the greatest heists of the century, and nobody has (yet) been caught or prosecuted. So this hardly makes them totally incompetent. Just incompetent in what really matters.

  12. Curious George permalink
    June 29, 2022 3:55 pm

    Never underestimate oil companies. They have magical solutions to anything, why can’t they increase gasoline production and diversify at the same time?

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      June 29, 2022 5:54 pm

      Turning the taps on again is not a simple task, especially when the government has decided that they are going to make it impossible to make a profit from oil and gas. Why keep a resource available close it, sell what you can of the infrastructure and move on. All those marginal or uneconomic fields which in past times would have been turned back on fairly quickly in response to riising prices twenty years ago are now unavailable for the simple reason that oil companies like Shell Energy whose customers can take advantage of 100% renewable home electricity as standard (Apparently) have moved on

  13. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    June 29, 2022 6:23 pm

    When did the insane get to be in charge?

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      June 29, 2022 6:54 pm

      Welcome to the Kakistocracy.
      You only had to look at the self-obsessed arrogant grinning back-slapping fools around the G7 table to see what a state we are in.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      June 30, 2022 8:16 am

      They always have been. Government has always been the preserve of incompetents and idiots. The fight has been to keep government small enough to do as little damage as possible but in Europe that fight was lost some years and in the US more recently. Once government runs food, energy, industrial strategy, health and transport we are doomed.

  14. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 29, 2022 7:49 pm

    You gotta laugh. Even if the lies and half truths held up. Save £40 here, £125 by the year X. Yer, that’ll really take a chunk out of the £thousands their policies have cost us. And why is this story in the science section?

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      June 30, 2022 8:18 am

      The reality of government – it’s very, very good at adding cost but almost entirely useless at reducing cost, because that would mean reducing government.

  15. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 29, 2022 7:52 pm

    A few people are still half awake. But they’re a danger! Education camps soon no doubt.

  16. cookers52 permalink
    June 30, 2022 7:50 am

    She is right on message, whatever the message is.

  17. Phoenix44 permalink
    June 30, 2022 8:20 am

    In normal economics high prices encourages additional investments that then reduce prices.

    But of course the Leftists refuse to accept normal economics.

  18. Frank permalink
    July 1, 2022 7:56 pm

    Very interesting 20 minute report on Sky News Tonight from Ed Conway at 7.30pm today 1st July. Worth looking at on catchup. Investigating the damage to the environment in Chile when mining for Copper and Lithium. gigantic amounts of water are used to extract the lithium in the middle of a desert where water is desperatley short, and the deepest mine anywhere in the world 1 kilometre deep, and they will need three more of similar size to be started every year to satisfy the demand for Electric car batteries. The local people living in poverty have had to evacuate the largest town due to pollution from the mines.

  19. Julian Flood permalink
    July 1, 2022 8:27 pm

    Those of us in the UK are in no position to point and laugh. We once had a Minister for Energy who didn’t know that electricity once generated has to be used at once or stored, it doesn’t hang about in a big green cloud until someone switches on the wall socket. An intelligent man, First Class Oxford PPE, but he still nearly ran us out of gas.

    And if he’s reading this, frack, you fool.


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