Millions of green jobs, Joe? We heard that back in 2008 when you and your former boss promised them then; instead, we got the opioid epidemic and the ACA

In fact, what actually did materialize was the opioid epidemic that claimed more American lives than the Gulf War, Vietnam, the Korean Conflict, and our actions in Afghanistan and Iraq did and no one really seemed to care- until #45 came along. He did something about the epidemic and restored the dignity of work to millions of Americans. The left hated him for that.

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“Millions of green jobs, Joe?  We heard that back in 2008 when you and your former boss promised them then; instead, we got the opioid epidemic and the ACA” by Chef Charles Smithenstein, FMP

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It seems that very few can remember what happened 2, 3, or 4 elections back; I sure the heck do

Delano, CA 93216, 01-31-2021 Sunday:  So- President Joe Biden is talking about investing in clean energy, uh, green energy jobs, how there will be millions and millions of them and how all of them are going to be high-paying jobs.  The world will be our oyster, trillions of dollars of wealth will be created in the United States, as long as we follow the Pied Piper of Green Energy, the Siren of Renewable Energy, and the like.  For some reason, this all sounds s-o-o- familiar, I remember when Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden were battling Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin back in 2008 and the message was twofold: clean coal is EVIL but green energy is SALVATION.  Even more transcendent, GREEN JOBS will provide millions of Americans with high-paying jobs and folks, all will be kumbaya- so says the amazing 46th president (or the voice in his earpiece, which many believe belongs to the 44th– as that bit about an ‘earpiece’ is exactly what he told Stephen Colbert).      

That was the sell. I remember anti-CLEAN COAL adds- ones in which a guy wearing a hardhat invited you to follow him through a door and showed you what ‘clean coal’ truly looked like (at least according to liberals), that it really was NOT clean at all, just an evil sales pitch by climate change deniers.  I think many people already being brainwashed into believing their planet was going to go extinct bought into the Obama-Biden sales pitch and voted for the Dynamic Duo, not once but twice.

Americans bided their time.  In fact, much time passed many by.  Instead of working hard at changing the U.S. power grid into one of clean, renewable energy, they jumped into pushing the Affordable Care Act, day-in and day-out. 

In fact, they spent so much time on pushing it that very little else occurred because- as special elections were won by Republicans in places where no one thought possible- like Ted Kennedy’s seat- they had to figure out some way by which, they could bypass devastating NO votes in the now GOP-controlled U.S. Senate and thus they attached the ACA to a spending bill that had already been passed in order to make it ‘legal’ and to give Obama-Biden their big legislative victory, one that would follow them throughout recorded history.  

People were outraged but the GOP was unwilling[i] to take it to the courts and duke it out, after all, we couldn’t deny the nation’s first black president his biggest legislative win, now could we.  That would, of course, be racist.  Ah, well, it was what it was.  Let us return to what we are speaking of today, the pitch to once again get the American people millions of  them-there promised high-paying GREEN JOBS.[ii] 

Obama-Biden shut down the coal industry.  Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers suddenly without jobs.  Where were the GREEN JOBS?  No where to be seen- after all Solyndra was a money pit for taxpayer dollars, a slush fund, one that tanked and threw egg on the faces of Obama-Biden although it did not seem to damage them.  In truth, it just seemed to disappear like the last remaining brownie at a crack house.

Suddenly, anyone who asked what to do about the unemployed coalminers was told, ‘they can learn to code- learn to code.’  Plain, simple, just ‘learn to code.’  Yet, several years later when journalists were losing their jobs and people said on social media, ‘learn to code,’ man, that became a major insult and people were banished from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other online social media sites.  The truth hurts, I guess.

Sadly, as energy jobs disappeared, as offshore drilling rigs located south of the equator to Brazilian offshore oilfields, as oil workers and coalminers became unemployed, as the companies that supplied them or bought what they produced went out of business or relocated elsewhere, NONE of these magical, much-promised GREEN JOBS materialized. 

In fact, what actually did materialize was the opioid epidemic that claimed more American lives than the Gulf War, Vietnam, the Korean Conflict, and our actions in Afghanistan and Iraq did and no one really seemed to care- until #45 came along.  He did something about the epidemic and restored the dignity of work to millions of Americans.  The left hated him for that.[iii]  

Ah, well, the GREEN JOBS won’t materialize this time no more than they did last time because there are very few of them and even worse, many of them are held by people in FOREIGN COUNTRIES like China, Russia, and elsewhere, much like California High Speed Rail.  We, in fact, have more communist Chinese nationals working on California HSR than American workers are which is why so many BIG CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS are invested in Chi-Com technology and industries.  Yet, they tell us about the abundance and the availability of these much prophesized jobs.

Once again, the American people have been sold a bill of goods.  They might be selling us a bill of goods on infrastructure jobs, the ones the last president wanted to create but the Republicans and Democrats never seemed to be able to give him a victory there.  Yes, we must have a massive infrastructure plan but much like ‘green energy jobs,’ it’s all a pipe dream because social engineering and mind control and forcing one-party, socialist rule onto the American people takes precedence over bettering the lives of the American people.  

Friend, no one knows what the future holds.  What I do know is this: we will do our best to get with the flow as it’s clear there is becoming less and less room for differing opinions when it comes to the national discourse.  Hell, journalists who create memes are being arrested by the FBI and threatened with 10 years in a federal slammer.  That ain’t American.   None of this is American.  In fact, it’s more like communist China.  Hell, they might have more freedom there than we will soon have here.

Hell, we might be seeking asylum there soon.  

Tomorrow: your favorite Democrat and mine- Chef Cherry.  See you next time.

Charles Smithenstein

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[i] Or worse or lacked the balls like everyone believes.  Everyone laments the fact the GOP never seems to possess that big swinging pair of Neolithic balls with which to gird up their loins and stride forth to battle.  Of course, we always vote for them because we have hope but seldom do they ever truly fight unless it’s against us.

[ii] They act like there’s no one who remembers what happened a scant 12, going on 13 years ago.  Then again, maybe very few remember much of anything, it’s like we live in a little bubble that events from 2-3 elections back are as if they happened 100 or more years ago.

[iii] I will be labeled a conspiracy theorist for this but could give a f**k but it seems like they want a vast segment of the world’s population to become extinct as the left always places the blame atop the human race for doing what the Sun and the Earth’s tilt are actually responsible, the change in climate.  To say this- to say that weather and climate patterns are cyclical, hat they follow a somewhat speedier pattern than do geological changes is to risk being branded a heretic, a disseminator of disinformation, and a blasphemer.  I guess we will all end up in liberal re-education camps.

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