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Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

All ye who are disillusioned and angry at our politicians’ and bureaucrats’ craven licking of Jordan Cove’s boots, take heart; don’t work yourselves into any more lathers over a process that never intended to turn down even the nastiest industrial promotion imaginable. Neither should you have been surprised that those politicians who got your vote […]

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

As my devoted readers know, especially those who have read my magnum opus “The JOB Messiahs”, we have suffered a long train of economic atrocities inflicted by bumbling bureaucrats who imagined they were creating Economic Development (Ecodevo for short). Forty years of local economic history show that they have produced the exact opposite of what […]

AHOY! OUR SHIP CAME IN!

AHOY!  OUR SHIP CAME IN!

Last October a brand-new, bulky vessel topped with a convoluted network of pipes was welcomed at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, by that country’s president who was surrounded by officials from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and the European Union – plus a lot of enthused Lithuanians (Try to say: “enthused Lithuanians” […]

Is the window closing for Jordan Cove?

Is the window closing for Jordan Cove?

When asked about the anti-Jordan Cove initiative that we will vote on next May, a Portland lawyer who worked for the failed Astoria LNG terminal pointed out the value of delay: “. . . if there’s enough local opposition and they tie it up in court long enough these pipelines will go away.” (The World, […]

A conspiracy so vast…

They are supposed to have invisible, unbreakable connections to the halls of government, where highly-placed co-conspirators pull the levers of power for them. And at solemn midnight meetings they march in hooded processions to honor Mother Gaia, to sing Kumbaya, and to hatch ever-more sophisticated conspiracies to stop all economic progress in Coos Bay . […]

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