O, Canada Is Not Happy, Neither Is This Alphabet Organization

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With its neighbor to the South, i.e., US, um, the USA. Yes, our normally even keeled, “Hail fellow well met,” border buddies are not too happy with us. Well, I should place blame where blame is due. They are not happy with Barack Obama.

Join the club.

The fallout from Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline decision is a domino effect. First and foremost, he threw his good, close friend and dictator, Richard Trumka, leader of the AFL/CIO. Oh, yes, if you think Trumka hasn’t been instrumental in setting policy in this country, you would be dead wrong (and h/t to Helenk for this link).

Oh, I am not being hyperbolic here. Richard Trumka speaks to someone at the White House, be it Obama or someone else in his Administration, EVERY DAY. Every single day, the leader of the AFL/CIO has influence in the White House. Still think I am exaggerating? How about this, then – he visits the White House two times a week. That is a whole lot of influence over our policies.

That’s what makes this decision all the more remarkable – the AFL/CIO was very supportive of this project. It would have been built with a lot of union labor.

Uh, yeah. Isn’t it irnoic that when Obama actually does show some spine, he does so in a way that completely screws the country? Uh huh.

Anywho, back to Canada. Their Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, is none too happy with us, as is evidenced by the following from Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources in Canada:

In case you don’t have time to watch the entire video, this article from CBC News highlights the issues:

[snip] Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said the government hopes a new TransCanada application will be approved but that Canada is going to look to other markets to sell its oil.

“It is clear that the process is not yet over,” Oliver said.

“Our focus is, as you know, on diversifying our markets. We currently have one customer for our energy exports. That customer has said that it doesn’t want to expand at the moment. So it certainly intensifies the broad strategic objective of the government to diversify to Asia.”

In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CBC’s Power & Politics, Oliver said he expects other pipelines to be built to the U.S. and said Canada’s efforts now are being put toward that diversification.

“Moving oil to the West Coast and on by tanker to Asia is even more important,” he said.[snip]

And there it is – they will look elsewhere. Gee, thanks, Obama.

TransCanada is not throwing in the towel completely yet:

[snip] “While we are disappointed, TransCanada remains fully committed to the construction of Keystone XL. Plans are already underway on a number of fronts to largely maintain the construction schedule of the project,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer.

“Until this pipeline is constructed, the U.S. will continue to import millions of barrels of conflict oil from the Middle East and Venezuela and other foreign countries who do not share democratic values Canadians and Americans are privileged to have,” he said.

The company says it’s working with the state of Nebraska to design a new route around an ecologically sensitive area and expects to have finished that process by September or October of 2012.

Girling said the company expects a new application “would be processed in an expedited manner to allow for an in-service date of late 2014.”

Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of State, said in a briefing that if TransCanada submits a new application, it would trigger “a completely new review process.”

“It would just have to go through all of the requirements that are needed for this kind of application review,” she told reporters.[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

Did you catch that? If TransCanada submits an option that skirts the particular area in Nebraska, the process would have to start all over from the beginning. It has already been a three year review. That means another three years.

And what that means is Obama is kicking this can down the road until AFTER the election. Another political move rather than a move for the nation. That’s just how he rolls. At least that’s what I think. How about you?

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48 Responses to “O, Canada Is Not Happy, Neither Is This Alphabet Organization”

  1. HELENK Says:

    don’t you understand. Soros doesn’t have investments in drilling rights in Canada? We have to help him make money by stopping drilling here and send money to Brazil for their drilling
    .
    Maybe I do not understand the big picture

    In the ME let the muslim brotherhood take over oil countries after we have helped them get rid of our allies.

    In the USA stop as much drilling as possible, costing jobs

    Refuse to buy from neighboring allies

    Waste taxpayer money on failed green energy policies like
    Solyndra
    which btw just throw out thousands of dollars worth of glass cylinders that could have been sold.

    I just don’t get it

  2. HELENK Says:

    off topic already

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/20/federal-official-in-arizona-to-plead-fifth-and-not-answer-questions-on-furious/

    there damn well better be some jail time here

  3. HELENK Says:

    our congress just screwed women again.

    http://business.time.com/2011/01/12/do-new-credit-card-rules-discriminate-against-stay-at-home-moms/

    dumb asses

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, boy – what a big surprise – not. I am so sick of women being treated like crap in this country.

  4. HELENK Says:

    Etta James died today. May she rest in peace.
    She gave the world some great music.

    one of my favorites

  5. HELENK Says:

    why backtrack nixed the pipeline

    http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2012/01/19/why-obama-turned-down-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?singlepage=true

    what a sick puppy , backtrack is

  6. HELENK Says:

    this is just beyond belief

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/205329-house-republicans-press-obama-to-decry-solyndra-bonuses

    he shouldn’t have to be told that it is wrong

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Here’s the thing – and this is one of the kinds of issues that highlight how little regard Obama has for this country – why is this not something he did on his OWN?? To me, it just proves he is using our money to pay off his cronies. That is what he cares abt, not the country…

  7. HELENK Says:

    more on the anonymous cyber attacks

    http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2012/01/anonymous-hackers-news-doj-fbi-us.html

  8. HELENK Says:

    why is this not a surprise????

    http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre80j0ph-us-usa-holder-mortgage/

    holder’s connection to big banks

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Ohmygosh, how corrupt is this man?!? How in the world did he get this position considering all of his dirty not-so-secrets? He needs to be brought up on charges ASAP.

  9. HELENK Says:

    Rangel gets pulled out from under the bus

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-fundraises-once-censured-rangel/325656

    backtrack needs the money

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Well, that explains things. How in the world Rangel is not in jail is beyond me. Oh, wait – that’s right, he’s a Congressman, and only writes the laws. He doesn’t have to abide by them…

      And money would be the reason. Does Obama care abt anything else?

  10. HELENK Says:

    debbie spouts off again

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/20/wasserman-schultz-touts-chicago-jesus-the-community-organizer-fighting-for-those-who-live-on-the-real-streets-of-america/

    something really wrong with that girl

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, good grief. By his own ADMISSION, he was not a good community organizer. He went into a situation where they were already organized, and they accomplished their goal without him. How does that mean he “gets it”???

  11. CJK Says:

    Excellent presentation by Ezra Levant of Canada’s “The Source.” http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/01/video-canadian-talk-show-host-destroys-obama-over-keystone-decision.html

  12. HELENK Says:

    captain misled owners about cruise ship problem

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hr8c74bg2FUyjewCNPkv-OwbsOgw?docId=0423aa28f2494ea9b87d610b6e173d25

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Can you believe this guy? His “witness” is trying to claim they were together at 11:30pm, when the Coast Guard was on the phone with him at 11:00! Of course, the “witness” had a Costa jacket on, so there’s that…

  13. HELENK Says:

    the other day Virginia, said no way, Now Maryland says to DC keep your rats on your property, not ours

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/capital-land/2012/01/md-delegate-moves-ban-rat-trafficking-defend-state-borders/2117506

  14. HELENK Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/20/venture-socialism-update-obama-will-dish-out-another-round-of-green-energy-loan-guarantees/

    he really is trying to bankrupt the country isn’t he????

    lets see
    under backtrack

    gas so expensive travel is curtailed
    heating oil and gas so expensive your walk around freezing
    your money is redistributed to ideas that do not work

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      He really doesn’t get it, does he? Or he just doesn’t care, I guess. Maybe he knows the election is already in the bag (!), so he can do whatever the hell he wants. Hey, with the way he and his minions act, I would not be the least bit surprised…

  15. HELENK Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/20/propaganda-minister-jay-carney-obama-spends-a-relatively-small-amount-of-time-campaigning/

    It is not raining rain, you know it is raining violets………..

    they really do think the American people are stupid

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, yeah, RIGHT. He’s only been campaigning since, well, January of 2009, really, but in earnest since what, May of 2011? I don’t know how lightning doesn’t just come down when Carney is at the podium lying his head off on Barack’s behalf. Unbelievable.

  16. HELENK Says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16659090

    US class action lawsuit against cruise ship lines

  17. HELENK Says:

    I just sent you an e-mail

  18. HELENK Says:

    this is heartbreaking. the loss of books that can never be replaced

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/mzuckerman/articles/2012/01/20/barack-obamas-middle-east-miscalculation-

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      This just makes me ill. Just totally ill. You are so right – those books will never be replaced. And for what? What?? Good grief…

  19. HELENK Says:

    great for college students

    http://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2012/01/19/the-future-comes-to-education/

  20. HELENK Says:

    THIS MADE ME SMILE

    http://www.maniacworld.com/cutest-bye-ever.html

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