Pretense of Principle

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran's stockpile of nuclear material is still within the limits imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, idiots building a border wall of their own on private land in New Mexico apparently didn't obtain a permit for it.

The mayor of Sunland Park, Javier Perea, said the city issued a cease-and-desist order on Tuesday after determining that the builders had failed to obtain the required permits for the project.

“The construction of the wall at this point is in violation of city ordinances,” Mr. Perea said, saying that a survey had not been filed and that the fencing exceeded the maximum allowed height of 6 feet.

Finally, the Department of Energy is apparently staffed by jingoistic morons.

Two Department of Energy officials referred on Wednesday to natural gas produced in the US as "freedom gas" and "molecules of U.S. freedom" in a press release announcing the expansion of a natural gas facility in Texas. [...]

"Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America's allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy," Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes said.

Department officials announced the expansion at the Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial conference in Vancouver, Canada. "I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of U.S. freedom to be exported to the world," Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, who signed the export order, said in the release.

Have a good weekend!