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  • Rick Perry's vision of hot tub-sized nuclear power plants isn't so far-fetched

    10/09/2017 5:38:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | John Siciliano
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry has a vision for developing fully mobile, hot tub-sized nuclear power plants that could become the latest piece in the Energy Department's innovation and grid resiliency push. Perry brought up the idea while addressing a National Clean Energy Week conference late last month. He used it as an example of what the Trump administration means when it talks about energy "innovation" as part of its energy dominance agenda. Perry called them "small modular reactors." But the version of the technology he described would function more like a nuclear battery than a conventional, water-cooled nuclear power plant....
  • Kassam to Marlow on Breitbart XM: Naivety over Shariah Supremacism Runs Throughout Western World

    08/02/2017 5:04:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Victoria Friedman
    Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM listeners that naivety over Shariah supremacism runs throughout the Western world, and that there is “very clear evidence” Islamist ghettos are appearing in the United States. Discussing his new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You, on Tuesday, Kassam said he was struck by the “naivety through optimism that locals and officials had” in No Go Zone areas such as Rinkeby and Husby in Sweden, Molenbeek in Belgium, and Hamtramck in Detroit. “I met with nice people, well meaning people who...
  • How Rick Perry could fire Robert Mueller

    07/28/2017 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/27/2017 | Phillip Bump
    Paul Butler is a professor of law at Georgetown University. In an interview with The Post on Thursday, he explained the various ways in which Trump could replace Sessions, if Sessions resigned or were fired. There are four. 1. Trump nominates a new attorney general who is confirmed by the Senate.... ~snip~ 2. Trump lets Rosenstein take over. As noted above, this is not Trump’s preferred recourse, since Rosenstein appointed Mueller and could fire him now if he wanted to.... ~snip~ 3. Trump can appoint someone while the Senate is recessed.... ~snip~ This power has been abused. President Barack Obama’s...
  • Rick Perry thought he was talking to a world leader about pig manure. It was a prank call.

    07/25/2017 9:21:05 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/17 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    It was a winding, wonkish and occasionally obscure conversation about foreign coal exploration, natural-gas pipelines and pig manure as a power source. But only one of the men on the line — Energy Secretary Rick Perry — held sway over his nation’s energy policy. On the other end of the conversation were Vladimir “Vovan” Kuznetsov and Alexei “Lexus” Stolyarov, who had just added Perry to their list of high-profile hoax victims. “Secretary Perry is the latest target of two Russian pranksters,” DOE Spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in an email to The Washington Post. “These individuals are known for pranking high...
  • What Rick Perry Really Said About Supply and Demand

    07/12/2017 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Lordy, how the mean girls jeered when Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered some extemporaneous words of encouragement to workers at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia last week."Here's a little economics lesson," Perry said in response to a question about how the coal industry can stay competitive when the shale revolution of the last 10 years has made the supply of natural gas so abundant and cheap. "Supply and demand: You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow."Cue an avalanche of media scorn."Rick Perry Hilariously Misunderstands Supply and Demand Theory in Attempted Defense of Coal Industry,"...
  • Rick Perry on supply and demand economics: Supply it, then demand will follow

    07/06/2017 4:08:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/6/17 | Kathryn Watson
    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sparked disbelief on Twitter Thursday after he tried to offer an economics lesson while touring a coal plant in West Virginia. "Here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow," Perry said, responding to a question about a shale gas boom in comments captured by S&P Global Market Intelligence reporter Taylor Kuykendall.
  • Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

    06/10/2017 7:14:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/17 | ANDREW SELSKY and JEFF KAROUB
    Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, claims Shariah "is incompatible with Western democracy and the freedoms it affords." But most Muslims don't want to replace U.S. law with Islamic law, known as Shariah, and only "radical extremist groups" would call for that, said Liyakat Takim, a professor of Islamic studies at McMaster University in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario....
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • Why Are Liberals So Scared Of An Investigation?

    04/18/2017 11:18:01 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 5 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 4/17/2017 | Frank Andorka
    On Friday, the former fossil-fuel favoring governor ordered a study to see whether solar and wind development is making the electricity grid less stable.
  • Trump Refuses To Sign G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Agreement

    04/11/2017 7:55:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/11/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The U.S. refused to sign onto a statement with other G7 countries to commit to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from on the campaign trail. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date,” Italy’s industry and energy minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement. Calenda said other G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global...
  • BREAKING: Rick Perry added to National Security Council’s core decision-makers

    04/05/2017 12:03:34 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | April 5, 2017 | Philip Jankowski
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been added to a core group within the National Security Council in a shakeup of members announced on Wednesday. Perry, the secretary of energy, was one of several officials added to the principals committee, the primary group of policy-makers for national security...
  • Energy Department bans use of the Phrase 'Climate Change'

    03/30/2017 3:57:35 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 40 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 3/29/2017 | Davuid Middleton
    A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication........News of the DOE office’s word ban drew criticism from one green group.
  • (Islamic) Prayer Room At Public High (in Texas) School Raises Legal Concerns

    03/19/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state’s attorney general’s office in a letter on Friday to school district’s superintendent indicated the school’s policy should be neutral toward religion. Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room. In a letter Friday to the the Frisco Independent School District, the Texas attorney general’s office outlined the...
  • Texas Ag Commish Sid Miller fears U.S. turning into ‘Muslim country’

    01/27/2017 12:39:43 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Roberto Villalpando
    One of Donald Trump’s favorite Texans on the presidential campaign trail, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, brought his trademark white cowboy hat across the pond to the studios of the BBC earlier this week to talk about his fear of a Muslim America. Host Nick Robinson asked Miller: “You once said you stayed awake at night worrying about the United States would become a Muslim country. Is that right?” “I did,” Miller said.
  • WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh

    01/19/2017 3:41:19 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/19/2017 | Jessica Taylor
    If there was going to be a moment of levity during Donald Trump's Cabinet hearings, leave it to Rick Perry to provide it. The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most memorable of his testimony. The Minnesota Democrat began his questioning by thanking Perry for coming by to chat with him prior to his hearing. "Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you...
  • Sharia law promoted in Indiana public schools

    01/19/2017 2:31:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 62 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/19/2017 | Christine Williams
    The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.” “That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,” said Jon Baker, whose daughter also received the worksheet. “If you read that, you...
  • New York Times Faces Backlash After Source Repudiates Anti-Rick Perry Story

    01/19/2017 12:19:03 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1.19.17 | Alex Griswold
    The New York Times faced a backlash Thursday after its only source for a negative story on former Texas governor Rick Perry accused them of taking his remarks out of context. The Times reported Wednesday evening that when Perry accepted Donald Trump‘s nomination for the Secretary of Energy position, he “initially misunderstood” what the job even was. “Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state,” they wrote. “In the days after, Mr. Perry… discovered that he would...
  • Rick Perry: ‘I regret’ calling for the elimination of the Energy Department

    01/19/2017 6:44:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/19/2017 | By Ben Wolfgang
    As he tries to convince the Senate to put him in charge of the Energy Department, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tell lawmakers Thursday that he was wrong to recommend eliminating that same department. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary, advocated getting rid of the Energy Department, along with several other federal agencies. At one GOP primary debate he was unable to remember all of the departments he sought to scrap, leading to his infamous “Oops” moment. More than four years later, Mr. Perry now is a full-throated supporter of the...
  • ‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

    01/19/2017 12:44:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2017 | David E. Sangerjan
    WASHINGTON — When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state. In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former Texas governor, discovered that he would be no such thing — that in fact, if confirmed by the Senate, he would become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the...
  • Perry, make Yucca Mountain great again

    12/15/2016 7:56:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Obama White House made an unfortunate and ungracious choice in launching a preemptive attack on Rick Perry's nomination this week. Spokesman Josh Earnest did his best deadpan as he disparaged the choice as one based on politics and not merit. But what about President Obama's appointments of Ken Salazar, Kathleen Sebelius, Tom Vilsack and Janet Napolitano? They were all lawyers without specific expertise in the issue areas of the departments they led. But each, having experience as elected Democratic statewide officials, knew enough about their respective issue areas that their status as non-experts never really mattered. Perry spent 14...