People’s Democratic Republic of Puerto Rico?

Perhaps you heard that Puerto Rico was almost totally blacked out by a fire in an aging oil-fired power plant.

Did you hear why?

Well, it is an aging plant. It needs to be replaced. The Puerto Ricans want to replace it. You might expect that to be a no-brainer, since old plants are harder to maintain and the EPA’s new particulate emissions rules virtually require old oil plants to shut down.

The Environmental “Protection” Agency wouldn’t let them.

It might endanger sea turtles. And coral reefs.

The EPA has delayed the upgrade for two years and counting.

Welcome to the future envisioned by the DC envirowackos.

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On the bright side, if they get the lightsd back on, and keep them on for long enough to hold another referendum, this is the perfect time for the secessionist faction to push for independence again. “America won’t let us have electricity. We have to be independent if you want to keep the lights on”

Someone should have watched the videos before yapping to the press

The Tulsa police shooting.

[Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby] first saw Crutcher’s tan SUV, which was parked in the middle of a two-lane roadway with the windows down. As she was peering inside the car, she turned around and saw Crutcher approaching her.

Oddly, the video shows her near the police car, not the SUV, with Crutcher between it and his SUV.

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Then, Crutcher put his hands up, without receiving instructions to do so, which she thought was strange, Wood said.

The last time the cops came up on me from behind like I certainly raised my hands. Since the video appears to show her pointing her sidearm at him, I’m not surprised he raised his hands.

She believed he was reaching into the car to retrieve a weapon.

Through that “open window?”

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For now, assuming no photoshopping, that does appear to show a closed window. Note the reflection, as well as the dark streak extending down the window and continuing down the door. If it can be shown that the image the family displayed has been faked, I’ll revisit my opinion. Nota bene: My image here is a crop of a video still of the displayed image; I did enhance brightness and contrast and added the colored oval. I did not other alter the image.

If I were in Oklahoma, I would now be ineligible for jury duty for any trial related to this. If the lawyer’s assertion of his client’s claims are correct, then she lied about 1) her position, 2) that Crutcher walked up on her, 3) that he raised his hands for no reason, 4) that the window was open, and 5) that he reached into the “open” window.

Viewing the videos show no rational reason to shoot the man. Five statements directly contradicted by the videos, suggest…

Well, I’ll let you decided what the combination of shooting and lying about it suggests.

Sipsey Street Irregulars Shutting Down

WTH? Anyone know what happened?

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A couple of days ago, I received some news that ended up shaking me to my very core. After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to close the doors of the Sipsey Street Irregulars. Effective immediately, this blog not be updated or monitored. I know this quite sudden, but I know you guys will keep on going just fine without it.

Yard Signs: Sweet Meteor O’Death

We’re approaching the wire. Given a choice between Hillary “Weekend at Bernie’s” Clinton, Donald “Can’t I afford a better spraytan?” Trump, and Gary “Carbon Tax” Johnson, its clear the only choice is an extinction level event.

Since some locales regulate just how soon you can put out campaign signs (no earleir than 30 days priot to election day where I am), I think it’s time to remind folks to get their Sweet Meteor O’Death 2016 signs.

smod-yard-sign-blog$25.00 at Zazzle

Order now to get them in time to make your point. Remember, these aren’t just for your yard. I plan to plant some amongst the other campaign signs near my local polling station. (Check local laws on how close to the station you can get.)

And get your SMOD Bumper stickers!

smod-bumper-sticker-blog$5.00 at Zazzle.

We ain’t screwing around with lesser evils this time.