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The retail price of gasoline in west central Missouri – still going down – November 18, 2014.

We need the Keystone XL pipeline because? (November 13, 2014)


And the Democrats in the U.S. Senate want a vote to approve the Keystone pipeline so as to “save” the seat of Senator Mary Landrieu (which is beyond saving) in the upcoming runoff election? Right.

Give the store away to the opposition in the name of “moderation” by unlocking the door, pointing out the really valuable stock, loading the truck for them, and waving as they drive away. Yeah, that’ll motivate your base.

Via Twitter:

Murshed Zaheed ‏@murshedz

Mary Landreiu’s KXL play was more pathetic than LSU’s offense 5:28 PM – 18 Nov 2014

Michael Grunwald ‏@MikeGrunwald

Now Landrieu will lose with 42% of the vote and go lobby. Instead of losing with 44% of the vote and doing the same thing. 5:26 PM – 18 Nov 2014

David Dayen ‏@ddayen

“Well, Ms. Landrieu, it says here you did try your best to get the pipeline through. That’s the moxie we’ll need in our lobbying department” 5:37 PM – 18 Nov 2014


Fairfax: ….Man, that’s just mean. That’s mean, man.

Today’s U.S. Senate vote on issuing a construction permit:

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S.2280 )

Vote Number: 280 Vote Date: November 18, 2014, 05:55 PM

Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Bill Defeated

Measure Number: S. 2280

Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Vote Counts: YEAs 59

NAYs 41

Blunt (R-MO), Yea

Landrieu (D-LA), Yea

McCaskill (D-MO), Yea

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In January of 2015 the republican majority will change the Senate rules about the 60 votes needed to pass a bill so that nothing like this ever happens again. At least as long as they’re in charge.


Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): shifting tar sands (November 15, 2014)

We need the Keystone XL pipeline because? – part 3 (November 15, 2014)

We need the Keystone XL pipeline because? – part 2 (November 14, 2014)

Charles P. Pierce is meaner (November 14, 2014)

And then all hell broke loose (November 13, 2014)

We need the Keystone XL pipeline because? (November 13, 2014)

Darn that President Obama and his totally misguided national energy policy… (September 29, 2014)