June 11, 2012, - 3:29 pm

Say It Ain’t So, J.R.: New “Dallas” Reboot is Anti-Drilling, Anti-Fracking, Anti-Oil Propaganda

By Debbie Schlussel

Perhaps you’ve seen the hype building to this week’s premiere of the new “Dallas” show on TNT. It’s an unnecessary resurrection of producer Leonard Katzman’s popular 1980’s prime time soap opera, starring Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy as the feuding Texas oil baron Ewing Brothers. But they got 80-year-old Hagman out of the crypt and pulled 60-year-old Duffy back to the Southfork ranch to help introduce a new, younger generation of anti-Big Oil, anti-drilling, environmentalist Ewings–all of whom look like girliemen compared to the cowboys of the ’80s series. Well, actually, the evil Ewing son–J.R. Ewing’s progeny-manifests his “evil” by supporting the continuation of oil drilling and opposing “alernative energy sources” pimped by the handsome adopted “good” son of Bobby Ewing, played by the sculpted-eyebrow-endowed pretty boy, Jesse Metcalfe. Um, there’s a reason this show stars two of the rejects from ABC’s now-defunct soap, “Desperate Housewives.” They are desperate for a job and will do anything to have one, including trying to sell us on their BS left-wing politics, just like Housewives did (it pimped us on the goodness of illegal aliens and gay marriage, among other liberal viewpoints).

TNT’s New PC Version of “Dallas” is Like New Coke. It’ll Be Defunct Quickly.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer Dorothy Rabinowitz reviewed the show’s first episode:

We’re clearly now in an updated “Dallas,” very 21st century, with battle lines between good and evil firmly established. The opening scenes tell the story—evil comes in torrents of black, as in oil gushing from the earth, a gush that soils the faces of the cheering drillers who brought it forth. All this thanks to the ruthlessly ambitious John Ross (Josh Henderson), a third-generation Ewing, J.R.’s son, who has committed the “crime” abhorrent to environmentalists—namely drilling for oil. On the family’s land, no less. There’s also scary talk about fracking (high-volume drilling opposed by preservationists), about which you heard nary a word in the old “Dallas.” On the side of the good there’s Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe), adopted son of Bobby, another third-generation Ewing—but an enlightened and principled one, and a fervent advocate, he explains, of alternative sources of energy. Christopher is certain he’s found the answer in his plan to harvest methane—a plan he’s testing in waters off the coast of China. Don’t ask.

And don’t watch, either.

Politics or not, I predict this show will fail and fail quickly, just like every other remake and reboot from the ’80s that Hollywood has thrown our way on TV. Remember “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Bionic Woman”? I hardly do because they were gone in a second. No one wants to see their treasured old shows from the ’70s and ’80s remade with crappy new millennium “stars” . . . and they certainly don’t want to watch their formerly glamorous shows remade as politically correct attacks on the ’80s, American life, and middle American conservative values.

Part of the allure and sizzle of the old “Dallas” (which I never got to watch because it ran on Friday Nights during the Jewish Sabbath), was the wealth, high fashion, and passion of the rich oil families that Americans aspired to be. Americans wanted that life. They didn’t want to see attacks on it. And, today, no one wants to see that lifestyle assaulted Barack-and-Michelle-Obama-style with a withering attack on the black liquid we all need in order to get to work. But that was the ’80s (the original series lasted from the late ’70s to the early ’90s), which has forever since been fodder for anti-Reagan lambasting by the Hollywood left. Most mainstream Americans don’t subscribe to that, since those years were far superior to than 2009-2012 Obama years. And yet it continues because that’s all tinseltown knows how to serve up, along with its bad, warmed over remake/reboot/remodels.

Drill Baby Drill. And tell the left-wing writers of the new “Dallas” to go screw themselves. Even the Dallas theme song–one of the best of all time (it’s part of my workout music – video below, but the studio prevented the embedding of the best versions of the theme song which can be found here)–can’t save them from their PC crap.

At this point, even I want to shoot J.R. And regret that Bobby Ewing’s death was just a dream. And, what, no Charlene Tilton in this new version? Damn.

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89 Responses

The classic is the best – no one can really equal Larry Hagman’s performance ss J.R. There was a reason “Dallas” ran for a record 14 seasons.

It had nothing to do with the political correctness today’s remake tries to sell. Like the old true and trite saying has it: don’t mess around with the original.

This “Dallas” rip-off will go nowhere.

NormanF on June 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    yet again, more hollyweird ultra radical, left-wing politically correct propaganda BS!!…..I won’t watch this liberal garbage.

    Dave on June 13, 2012 at 1:42 am

I was a big, big fan of Dallas. I love the oil industry, and both my wife and I worked in different sectors of it. It is a great enterprise. I also knew people from the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas, and they said that Dallas paled in comparison to what really went on.

Dallas also encouraged the fall of the Soviet Union and of communism in the Eastern block. When interviewed by western reporters, the two biggest influences on the average citizen to stand up against communism were Ronald Reagan’s words, and the television show Dallas. Amazing.

I certainly will not watch this politically correct piece of garbage. There is no magic energy source. Contrary to what so many morons say, there is no secret process to turn water into gasoline (impossible, as water is not made of carbon, and gasoline is not made of water), nor is there some magical technology to replace gas, oil, or coal as our main sources of energy. Solar and wind can help, and nuclear would be a great source of energy, except that nuclear waste has to be stored, and the one great idea that Bush had — the Yucca Mountain waste storage faciity, was shut down by the Obama. That effectively prevents nuclear plants, with greatly improved safer technology, from being built in America.

Now, to all of you who think that wind or solar power can replace oil and gas, put a sail on top of your car, and see how far you will go.

Incidentally, one of the by-products of the manufacture of solar cells is carbon tetrachloride, which is a very deadly substance. And windmills are killing more birds a year than those politically incorrect dove hunters do.

Responsible drilling and mining are the only technologies that will keep us going for tne next 40-60 years, until we return to unlocking the secrets of harnessing fusion power (besides making the H-bomb).

Jonathan E. Grant on June 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm


    Solar power has some definite potential in Israel.

    Wind power for dispatch bulk power is a total scam.

    I shall not unveil all my professional credentials in making these statements. All I can say is that they are considerable. I can also say that I have peers who think that wind power has potential. They just haven’t been able to convince me yet.

    Moreover, when GE says that the best way to regulate voltage on a grid fed by wind farms is “build a gas turbine plant next to it”, I hear that loud and clear and conclude that wind power is a total scam. Photovoltaic generation holds little promise, but the Israelis have developed solar-thermal generation that can produce substantial amounts of electricity in desert areas. Unfortunately, the Israelis sold that to the Germans (Siemens).

    There is NO Santa Claus on June 13, 2012 at 12:15 am

Jon, agreed. We’re a carbon fuel based economy and any sources apart from oil and nuclear energy are expensive and impractical.

Leftists don’t like Big Oil but I suspect even they don’t want to give up the comforts and conveniences of our modern lifestyle.

We and the Israelis sit on enormous amounts of shale oil. This was once was unrecoverable but if developed, it can make both countries and much of the world independent of Arab oil – imagine our money no longer being used to fund Islamic terrorism!

America has to develop what we already possess in abundance. It may not be sexy or cool but it will create high paying jobs, lower prices at the gas station and allow us to overcome sky-high deficits.

What’s not to love? “Drill baby, drill” may appear to be a trite slogan but this is the key to America’s future – now more than ever.

NormanF on June 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

of course it’s pure coincidence
that hollywood and tv-land constantly
drone the leftist theme

and it’s pure coincidence that the same
cabal constantly berates all
outside the extreme left

prestigio on June 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Let’s not forget that Susan Howard is a life member of the NRA, and was a board member!!

I also must note that Victoria Principal gave me two reasons to watch the show.

Jonathan E. Grant on June 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

It is an effort to disparage a time in order to make the present seem less odious by comparison. I would rather watch this old series than see another blurb about Carrie Underwood supporting gay marriage. Larry Hagman should have stayed away from this production.

Worry on June 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

DS, It simply amazes me that you are able to write about this topic when Yad Vashem, the Memorial to victims of the Holocaust was attacked today. Oh, it the suspects are not Muslims, they are ultra-orthodox Jews.

These are the types of things that you should be concerned about.

Just one more thing, I am a very proud Jew, just want some stories that mean something.

A Reader on June 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I would say this topic is more interesting than your offering. Also, spare use your crocodile tears. Since you claim to be a reader, you might try reading about what Islam’s attitude toward Jews and Israel generally. The incident you refer to at the memorial is like holding up a parking ticket as somehow equivalent to Muslim mortar attacks, stabbings, and other actions against Jews. Spray painting a wall is not the same as gorging on the blood of Jews. Read a few things and perhaps think a bit before putting out the “You Too” boilerplate that is absurd.

    Worry on June 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Go away.

    skzion on June 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

      I was referring to “a reader.”

      skzion on June 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

Fuck Islam!, I loathe religion!

Armando Rada on June 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I am very disappointed to hear–for a lot of reasons–“that [the new “Dallas” features a] younger generation of anti-Big Oil, anti-drilling, environmentalist Ewings–all of whom look like girliemen compared to the cowboys of the ’80s series.” But the main reason I’m disappointed is that the United States is at a crossroads in which we actually have the potential to not only become energy independent, but energy EXPORTERS–yet we may fail to act until it is too late!

The energy source I speak of is NATURAL GAS. Prices are relatively low now, and the US has the capability to produce so much of it, that we would have an excess of it to export to other nations that need it. Our smarter neighbor, Canada, is already doing this. We have started in this direction too, but already the US Government is starting to yield to the anti-fracking, environmentalist crowd–which is totally misinformed and uninformed on the subject.

Natural gas is one of the safest, cleanest sources of energy anywhere. The US is blessed to have natural gas in abundance. CARS should be running on cheap natural gas, not gasoline. There is really no need to import ANY oil, especially foreign oil from the Islamic/Leftist nations.

Right now, there is a window of opportunity to go down the road of natural gas. The US Government has the opportunity to walk through it now and begin the road to complete energy independence, and to be a powerhouse exporter of liquid natural gas as well.

If the the US goes through this window, the US would experience an economic boom the likes of which has not been seen since the turn of the 20th century. Or the US can continue down the false road of “political correctness” and be an energy slave, forever in debt.

Sadly, you will note that the Republicans have NOT made this a campaign issue, even though it would be a completely natural one for them to take. That tells you that there are powerful forces in high places that do not want the US to become energy independent, and that want future presidents to continue to bow down before the Saudis, rather than flicking them aside, like the sand fleas that they really are.

Ralph Adamo on June 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm


    “Right now, there is a window of opportunity to go down the road of natural gas.”

    You probably don’t realize that this is not true! The new EPA MACT and CATR rules will shutter one-in-three coal-fired generating stations. What you THINK is a surplus of natural gas will dry up in 24-48 months as gas-fired generating plants pick up the load that was carried by coal plants.

    It’s a real shame, too. Steam reduction of natural gas is the easiest way to make methanol and DME (a diesel fuel substitute). Rather than solve the shortage of transportation fuels, the current administration and its immediate predecessor decided to exacerbate it by all but requiring utilities to use more natural gas.

    There is NO Santa Claus on June 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Sorry, but you’re misinformed about natural gas. Admitedly the media isn’t covering the natural gas story, so you are understandably in the dark about what’s going on, and what the potential is. But if you will read business publications, you will get up to speed. For example, see a recent issue of Fortune Magazine, with the tagline “The United States of Natural Gas.” Here is a little blurb, but I can’t relicate all the research that I’ve done on this topic. http://www.pickensplan.com/news/2012/04/24/fortune-features-the-united-states-of-natural-gas/

      Ralph Adamo on June 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Agree about the the importance of natural gas.

    skzion on June 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

I liked watching Dallas in the 1980s when I was a little twerpy child, but I didn’t know that Larry Hagman was a left wing fanatic and I clearly didn’t pay close attention to politics and world events in the 1980s when I was a little kid.

But as time progressed and I got older, wiser, smarter and more alert in life, I learned a number of years ago that Larry Hagman is a left winger who supports gay-marriage and champions everything leaning towards the left wing. And I thought the dude was pretty conservative because he starred in a 1980s soap-opera series that was based in Texas, “Dallas”! And Worry, I didn’t know that Carrie Underwood supports gay-marriage! We all know a few years ago that John Rich voiced his views about gay-marriage and he said that he opposes it, but the LGBT militant fascists went berserk and lost their minds when he said that, this is STILL the USofA where you’re STILL entitled to you’re own POV’s, etc.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Either they’ll look, sound and act like Texans or they won’t.

The old DALLAS had it’s do-gooder environmentalists too.

And Debbie… REAL conservatives demand CHOICE in their automotive fuels. No subsidies; just choice. That means flex fuel cars. There ARE alternative fuels that will work in YOUR car. Brazil is already 100% flex fuel in their automotive fleet. Their economy is growing faster than the U.S. What a surprise!

Maybe John Ross is the real hero of this show. Who knows! I’ll judge for myself. If they dress, look and act like Texans, it will be OK.

“Drill baby, drill” does not work. Whatever oil we find in America is offset by OPEC cutbacks to keep prices high. In 2008, OPEC responded to the mega-recession by CUTTING oil production to maintain prices.

Only with competition from other liquid fuels that can be mixed freely with gasoline in any ratio, can we place a ceiling on the spiraling cost of automotive fuels. No subsidy is necessary because the technology has existed since the Model T Ford to make these fuels. FYI, the Model T Ford was a flex fuel vehicle that ran on grain alcohol and wood alcohol.

Nobody wants to confront the Saudi-dominated OPEC cartel with alternative fuels because the Saudis own our media, government, and universities. We have the best government money can buy!

Methanol can power our entire motor vehicle fleet. Ethanol is already freely mixed with gasoline. Di-Methyl Ether (DME) is a superior substitute for diesel fuel with far lower emission. Coal, natural gas, even recycled urban trash, can be a feedstock for these fuels.

Why don’t we have fuel choice? Since when does one commodity, controlled by an illegal cartel have to be the only way to get a motor vehicle from point A to point B? Real conservatives want to choose what kind of fuels we put in our motor vehicles. I do not want the government saying I have to use petroleum based gasoline. I do not want the government saying I have to use 10% ethanol. I want to use whatever blend of gasoline, ethanol and methanol I CHOOSE on any given day depending on what the “best deal” is. The technology is there. It’s been with us for decades.

Too bad few people are willing to publicize it.

There is NO Santa Claus on June 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Guess what, have you heard of ethanol? That until quite recently was under more than a few subsidies. It was a gift to corn farmers(mostly big business). We have heard of hydrogen, fuel cells, etc. You are not talking about anything new. The problems come up when the actual costs of these alternatives are stacked up against fossil fuels.

    Spare us the Solyndra and Fisker rhetoric. It is as common as pennies in a jar, and not some mystery. It is in fact week old bread.

    Worry on June 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Yes, I’ve hard of ethanol and I use it.

      I didn’t mention a word about subsidies. I mentioned fuel choice. Subsidies are fine for starting strategically necessary industries. Today, the ethanol industry is quite viable standing on its own.

      Yes, I’ve heard of ethanol. Have you heard of a country called Brazil? Oh… we don’t want to go there now. Do we!

      We don’t need to make one drop of ethanol. As long as our cars can use it, un-subsidized ethanol is a price ceiling that OPEC dares not cross. Unfortunately, people who defend the Saudi-dominated petroleum industry like to create all kinds of counter-arguments that never make sense. Some of them even tell outright lies as the one I shall address below.

      There is NO Santa Claus on June 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Ethanol is one reason your kitties and doggies are eating chinese food. a good percentage of the US corn crop goes for ethanol production. It is a straw man. And what do you think fuels those combines anyway? Good old gasoline.

    Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 7:07 am


      This is a classic anti-flex-fuel car LIE. All I am calling for is flex fuel cars; let the market decide what fuel is used.

      90% of all corn grown in the US is for cattle feed. Thanks to ethanol demand, MORE corn is being grown and the US production capacity has considerable reserves. That’s merely taking corn into consideration as a feedstock. There are others.

      Of the corn used for ethanol, 1/3 is returned as distillers grains; a high protein cattle feed. Therefore, since we’re growing MORE corn for ethanol, we’re growing MORE cattle feed and MORE food.

      The claim that we are robbing puppy dogs and kitty cats of food (not to mention starving children nobody ever cared for to begin with), is a lie. Besides, have you ever checked your county’s records on dogs and cats euthanized?

      You should be a lot more worried about Chinese seafood in your grocer’s freezer than you are about pet food. Don’t forget the baby formula!

      Combining alcohol fuels (methanol included) with gasoline is fine. That’s the whole idea behind a flex fuel car. On any given day, one of these three fuels is going to be cheaper than the others. With flex fuel cars, you get to CHOOSE which fuel you buy. Moreover, fuels with American-made feedstocks serve as a ceiling on the market price of gasoline. With the way things are now, the Saudi-dominated OPEC corrupted government chooses your fuel for you… and fixes the price no matter how much we drill.

      There is NO Santa Claus on June 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

        Those things too TINSC. We don’t have the problem here in Israel tho and I don’t buy prepared foods and I don’t eat corn ever, along with other cereal grains. I think flex fuels that don’t actually do more damage would be great. Of that feed corn that grows in the US however, not all of it gets to the farm for food.

        Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 11:52 am


          I don’t see Israel making much use of ethanol. There’s a lot of “factory seconds” grape juice made in Israel that doesn’t get sold or fermented into wine, but that won’t fuel Israel’s motor vehicle fleet. Also, Israel has some definite electric car potential. Hopefully, I don’t have to elaborate on that.

          The liquid fuel of choice in Israel would be methanol, but that will require commercial development of natural gas fields. WRT the development of those fields, it is apparent that the government might screw this up. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and they’ll put their shoulders into getting that gas to market without trying to plunder the commodity with unnecessary taxes and tariffs.

          I don’t know whether I’m a conservative or liberal. All I know is that I do NOT believe “one size fits all”. As such, Israel has good reason to approach this in ways that exploit local resources that are different than what we have here in the US. That’s for sure!

          Thanks for mentioning that you’re in Israel. That puts some perspective on your comments.


          There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

          There is NO Santa Claus on June 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

I would have cast Bradford Dillman as JR. He played a much better bad ass than Larry Hagman ever could. They have the flat stomach poseurs, I guess all they are lacking is a tubby fat drunk chick with orange skin.

#1 Vato on June 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Why don’t they harvest the methane in Texas. It is called natural gas when found geologically. These producers and in fact many MSM types seem unaware that methane is NATURAL gas and is a geologic component of our planet as well as a by product of organic digestion. It is best obtained in quantities….by fracking.

pat on June 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm


    I’m with you! The cheapest way to make methanol is from steam reduction of natural gas. Methanol mixes freely with gasoline in flex fuel cars.

    All we have to do is require fuel CHOICE; flex fuel cars capable of running on any combination gasoline, ethanol, butanol, and methanol. Let the market decide which fuel is the best deal on any given day. In the mean time, we can power our automotive fleet from domestic feedstocks without political and economic interference from the Saudi-dominated OPEC.

    Keeping natural gas cheap requires that our present fleet of coal-fired generating plants stay up and running. The O’Bama Administration is determined to shut down 1/3 of them through draconian environmental rules including MACT, CATR, and Cap-and-Trade. Once these plants are shut down, the natural gas surplus dries up and does not help us reduce the price of automotive fuels. This policy must be stopped and reversed.

    In the mean time, it’s nice to know that America has good reserves of natural gas. This does not stop us from importing 13% of our natural gas. Nor does it stop Russia and Iran from desperately trying to establish an OPEC-like natural gas cartel. This too must be stopped.

    There is NO Santa Claus on June 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I hope that they shoot JR in the first episode and be done with this show quickly. Your right Debbie about the networks trying to bring back 80’s TV shows with little or no sucess. You just know that Chalie’s Angels(thank God because I hate Drew Barrymore), and Knight Rider were such hits. I liked the new Bionic Woman because I thought that the new Jamie was cute but she couldn’t act to save her life or the show. I idn’t know that not only Larry Hagman was a leftwing hack supporter of gay marriage but so is Carrie Underwood. I knew that their was a reason why I liked the fact that she is jealous of Taylor Swift. What a twit. I also didn’t know that they were trying to remake Wonder Woman. The way that Hollyweird is going they might ask the First Wookie to star in the show as the lead. Could you imagine her “figure” in that costume. Yeah neither can I. Like I said this new Dallas will last no longer than NYC 22 or Kim Kardashian’s wedding.

Ken b on June 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Just wait, they are rebooting The Munsters, again. Jerry Oconnel is going to be Herman. I wish I was kidding.

ender on June 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Ender, I wish you were kidding too!

    Skunky on June 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

That’s one of the grossest ideas for a promotional poster. Just ten kinds of wrong.

samurai on June 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

On the subject of oil, the only reason I happen to be anti-oil is that I want the OIC OPEC countries to financially go under, so that they can no longer fund jihad, dawa and anti-Western propaganda.

I agree w/ Norm that right now, the only viable alternatives are oil and nuclear. In the case of nuclear, the problem of radioactive waste is solved if Uranium or Plutonium is replaced by Thorium. Thorium, unlike oil, is not there in OIC countries – the 4 major countries that contain the bulk of it are the US, India, Australia and Brazil. Of which, the US and India are likely to consume most of their own, but it would be enough to make them self-sufficient in commercial energy. Australia and Brazil becoming rich by exporting lots of Thorium won’t make them destabilizing powers in the way that countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran have been.

If the environmental wackos can be bypassed, and thorium plants can be built all over the US, one major thing is achieved – the only use of gasoline will be for transportation, and it can be eliminated from uses like home heating, power generation and so on. That alone would cause a big dip in demand. Unfortunately, in Europe, the trend seems to be going non-nuclear after the Fukushima tsunami, but even they would gain if they went thorium. China will happily build as many nuclear plants as it needs, even while it corners all the oil sources it can find anywhere.

I do hope that solar becomes viable – it has 2 big potential uses. In summers, it can be used to provide power during peak demands, like extreme heat, when the ACs need to run stronger – and in this case, it can prevent an overload on the grid. The other use is in cars – in Australia, they have an annual solar car rally from Northern Terretories to somewhere in the interior. If such cars are made commercially viable, and added to current hybrid vehicles, we could have cars that run on a combination of battery & solar during hot weather, just battery when someone is coasting, and only burn gasoline in peak demand situations.

Anyway, to sum up, I am anti-oil. I wouldn’t be if it wasn’t all concentrated in the lands of our enemies, but was instead available in the same countries that Thorium is. But the day the global demand for oil evaporates, that will be the end of the undue influence that Muslims have worldwide. I mean, aside from oil, what on earth do they have that’s of value to anyone?

Infidel on June 12, 2012 at 3:07 am

Infidel, just wait until Israel starts producing and marketing our oil and gas, Don’t give up. Anyway, most of those countries are what will be Greater Israel which is coming a lot faster than anyone realizes.

Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

We’re watching you Debbie. No much time left.

Adolf Hitler on June 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Holen Sie sich verloren, Dope

    Joel-Confederate Son on June 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

“TNT’s New PC Version of “Dallas” is Like New Coke.” Debbie Schlussel’s words are deadly weapons.

Pennsylvania has huge reserves of natural gas which can by extracted from Marcellus Shale with hydraulic fracturing technology. Naturally, the Democrats and Libs want to either place a moratorium on drilling as they have done in Wayne County or tax it as they did, with Union Republican connivance, in Act 13 of 2012 http://thelibertyblog.org/2012/06/03/liberty-index-part-13-key-vote-act-13-of-2012-marcellus-shale/

bobguzzardi on June 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

If Poles were so antiSemitic why the hell around half of European Jews population lived there before WW2?
This is simple question, just answer it.

Debbie Schlussel is a liar and manipulant on June 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

    This same “argument” suggests that Germany was not antisemitic either. Nor Russia.

    Poles must have the lowest IQ in Europe.

    skzion on June 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      You are so right. Must be that intermarriage with other Poles or polecats.

      Joel-Confederate Son on June 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    At the risk of encouraging trolldom, isn’t it obvious that our Polish friends here could not possibly engage us intelligently? For one thing, their English is so poor that, even if they were so motivated, they couldn’t understand us.

    But then, they don’t want to understand, but just to destroy. In other words, they are today exactly how Debbie described them. It’s the self-pity that this noxious identity fully nauseating, though.

    skzion on June 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    At the risk of encouraging trolldom, isn’t it obvious that our Polish friends here could not possibly engage us intelligently? For one thing, their English is so poor that, even if they were so motivated, they couldn’t understand us.

    But then, they don’t want to understand, but just to destroy. In other words, they are today exactly how Debbie described them. It’s the self-pitying attititude that makes this noxious national identity fully nauseating, though.

    skzion on June 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Buy a dictionary. Manipulant isn’t there. While you’re doing that, please verify for us that Debbie is liar. Easy to throw that term around. As Jack Palance said, “Prove it”!

    Joel-Confederate Son on June 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Sehr gut gemacht Schlüssel! Du bist gut, Nazi-Mädchen. Lassen Sie alle denken, dass sie Polen waren. Haha!

J. Goebbels on June 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Sie nicht viel Sinn machen. Warum gehst du nicht abbrausen?

    Joel-Confederate Son on June 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Won’t watch anything anti-oil,
or anything left-wing!

A.Men on June 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

With all due respect Debbie, I can’t believe you’re also an attorney. In Poland, attorneys, lawyers, etc. need to learn history very intensively. The lies about Poles and WWII you’re spreading are so much incredible and offensive to our nation. READ some books or more likely some simple and easy to understand, internet articles about Polish history before you WRITE such unprofessional and incredib…le lies about Poles. I don’t know how it is in US, but in Poland your carreer would be over just like that. What’s even more incredible is that you have Polish and Jewish roots…I think you should first: learn something about WWII and start apologizing to Polish nation. I’m not a hater and that’s just a friendly piece of advice..Regards

michal on June 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sorry to have to be the one to tell you, Debbie, but Charlene Tilton will be making appearances on the show.

J: She’s not in any of the promotions of the show (that I’ve seen–and I’ve seen a lot) as a returning cast member. DS

Jacalyn53 on June 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

Let’s talk about ethanol. Do you know that it takes almost as much energy to make it, or more, than it is worth in btu measurement or any other measurement? It is not a practical fuel, not with today’ economy..

Someone on this posting mentioned Brazil. Well, first, Brazil’s energy production is from sugar cane, so there are far fewer steps, and Brazil’s economy still relies on oil, contrary to press reports. Additionally, where do you think that sugar cane comes from? Oh, that’s right. The former Amazon forest land that has now been converted into farmland that will last only a couple of years before the soil is so weakened that more of the Amazon has to be destroyed for new can sugar fields.

Methanol and ethanol are excellent at destroying an engine, unless the engine is made ($$$$) to withstand the rust from water in the ethanol (ethanol readily absorbs oil in the air).

Furthermore, neither ethanol nor methanol have enough jules of energy compared to, say, gasoline. Try driving a methanol car onto a 55 mph freeway from an entrance ramp. The mpg received from ethanol, at best, will be no more than 60% of that of gasoline. It may be good for city driving, but not for highway driving.

Other alternative fuels are cute, but not practical. Now, let’s turn to the destruction of the environment and starvation factors.

Corn takes a lot out of the soil, and it is not economically practical. Farmers have to get Federal subsidies to grow corn. Corn takes a lot of fertilizer, which is made by, you guessed it, petroleum based processes. Soybeans is a much healthier crop for the soil, as it is a legume, and puts nitrogen back into the soil. Corn also takes a lot of water to grow, and we are permanently depleting our underground aquifers just to grow corn for fuel. Wheat is a better crop for the Midwest and Western parts of this country, as wheat requires less water.

People are starving in the world because we are using our farmland for growing corn for fuel instead of for food. We are the breadbasket of the world, and poor people around the world are starving because we are stupidly using our land for an uneconomical product, which we could more practically get by drilling for oil or gas.

Finally, what’s wrong with driving a sedan to work instead of a 5,000 lb SUV? Or walking where possible? Or insulating your home? We won’t need to destroy our aquifers or soil, or y on Saudi Arabia, or even lower our standard of living, if we lived a little smarter.

Jonathan E. Grant on June 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Well said, Jonathan E. Grant!

    KerryB29 on June 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Thanks, Jon, I didn’t have the research handy but I knew I had read about the down side of ethanol someplace reliable. Thanks for elaborating on it.

    BTW did Debbie remove comment about oil and gas in Israel? It was a reply to A Reader.

    Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Ok, found my comment out of sequence to A Reader.

      Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm


        Are you telling me that the desacration of the Memorial did no harm? What about psychologial harm or harrassment? Sorry, if a Jew does something not in our best interest I just don’t close my eyes, not talk about it, and pretend it never happened.

        A bit off topic here, but I bet you feel the same way about the Bernie Madoff scandal.

        A Reader on June 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Jonathan Grant:

    “Let’s talk about ethanol. Do you know that it takes almost as much energy to make it, or more, than it is worth in btu measurement or any other measurement? It is not a practical fuel, not with today’ economy..”

    That is untrue. It was disproved as far back as 2005; 7 years ago! the source of that claim comes from the Pimentel-Patzek study published in 2001 and was immediately shown in 2002 to be grossly erroneous in a review by none other than Dr. Bruce Dale of Michigan State University.

    Pimentel-Patzek was based on corn yields from 1992 and used distilling methods based on 1979 technology. The Pimentel-Patzek study has been badly discredited and is generally viewed as a hoax. I should also mention that there is evidence that Pmentel has neo-Nazi sympathies. He certainly has neo-Nazi supporters.

    If you factor in the $600 Billion we spend yearly on defending the Persian Gulf with the $800 Billion we spend yearly on petroleum, you can’t come close to the cost of propelling cars on alcohol fuels.

    Alcohol fuels can run our cars without any of the shortcomings you mention. The incremental cost is less than the cost of air bags mandated by the DOT. The Model T was flex fuel! My Chevy Impala is flex fuel! This isn’t rocket science. This is Saudi-OPEC corruption taking our free economic choices away from us.

    If you want to give your automotive fuel dollars to genocidal anti-Semites, be my guest. If you’d rather give your automotive fuel dollars to American workers who compete AGAINST anti-Semitic Saudi-OPEC, get with the program and stop promoting LIES that largely originate with Saudi-OPEC and their legions of paid propagandists.

    There is no reason why our cars should be restricted to petroleum-based fuels. There’s no reason why our cars should be restricted to regulated combinations of gasoline and ethanol. ALL cars can be made fully flex fuel (GEM=Gasoline, Ethanol, Methanol) for little more than a hundred dollars.

    All technical issues you have brought up are either de-bunked or long overcome decades ago by technology.

    Yah! I know Brazil has an advantage making ethanol from sugar cane, but we have other feedstocks for ethanol. In addition, methanol is competitive with Brazilian ethanol and can be produced in ever greater quantities in a short period of time.

    Let us not forget that the EPA restrictions preventing expansion of gasoline refinery capacity do not exist for alcohol fuels. Alcohol fuel plants are environmentally friendly and can be built in 18-24 months without EPA delay

    There’s no excuse for hesitating unless you hate America, American workers, and of course, the people who fight against petro-dollar funded terrorism.

    There are simply no excuses for making flex fuel cars. Whether we build plants to make ethanol and methanol can and should be a market-based “demand-pull”. However, such a “demand-pull” cannot take place unless our cars can use the fuels. For little more than a hundred bucks, there’s no reason to defend the status quo; unless you’re rooting for Saudi-OPEC.

    There is NO Santa Claus on June 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Santa, AOPEC can’t decrease production too much or it will cause its own financial crisis.

Diversifying and increasing production will indeed help.

Note that I supported taking over Arabia in the late 70s–that would have been the ideal choice.

skzion on June 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

OT, Deb –
Please comment on this Alinsky-related article:



Nick Fury on June 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

A Reader, most regulars here are not even paying attention to trolls now, certainly not Polish trolls. I won’t even bother reading the stuff through.

The damage has been done. I now consider Poland an enemy state.

skzion on June 12, 2012 at 11:44 am


    I saw all your responses to me which were basically to “go away” since I don’t agree with your point of view. Unfortunetly, that seems to be the sentiment on this board, that everybody needs to agree with everybody else. No dissenting views allowed.

    I am also NOT a troll. Just a Jew with a different point of view sometimes. Nothing wrong with that. I am on plenty of boards were we have civil discussions and don’t ask members who disagree with our views to just leave.

    Overall, all I was doing was pointing out that worrying about the new “Dallas” remake is not that important. What TNT shows is up to them. If you are not interested nobody is forcing you to watch it.

    A Reader on June 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

She is currently busy censoring comments critical of her hateful post and blocking IP addresses from which those comments arrived. She allows only her supporters to
post new comments. In this way she wants to “prove” she is right.
What a pathetic method of defense – similar to communist censorship.

If you do something wrong and feel insecure and uncomfortable about it – just shut the mouths of your critics.
In this way you can keep your conscience “clean”.

Apoligize to Poland on June 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Apologize, it would be different if these Poles controlled their filthy words and lies. If these trolls are an example of the Polish people, then they deserve to be told to “get lost”. I was was a toddler when Germany invaded Poland, and grew up feeling sorry for what Hitler did to them, but no more.

    Joel-Confederate Son on June 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    She isn’t banning your comments. Censorship?

    Debbie’s leaving them up to let people know the intellectual quality of the posters from Poland.

    Most of whom are not prepared to face up to their country’s collaboration in the Holocaust.

    Just cuz the Poles suffered and died does not mean they were innocent in what happened to the Jews. There was a good reason the Holocaust took place nearly entirely in Poland.

    NormanF on June 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Reader, I see my response to you ended up wrongly placed. You can scan for it if you wish.

skzion on June 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

When considering these so-called green technologies, you also must take into account the chemicals used in all processes of the life cycle of these products. Take for example the new mercury-laden light bulbs, solar panels, electric car batteries, and many other “green product” being thrust on us by the environmental lunatics. Most of them contain highly toxic chemicals that require you to almost have a hazmat team at the ready to dispose of your used products. From the beginning to the end of life for most of these products, you need to: Extract the raw materials from the earth, produce a product and then recycle the product. All steps in the life cycle require you to expend energy and you also create lots of toxic waste along the way. If anybody thought that tire graveyards were bad, just imagine all of the battery graveyards that will be created by unscrupulous businessmen and countries like china that won’t dispose of this stuff properly.

Jarhead on June 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

Jon Grant, what do you know about the theory that fracking could be the cause of some of these earthquakes in unusual places or more severe/frequent ones in places the see a high number of low frequency ones?

Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Fracking does not cause earthquakes. Earthquakes take place so far under the surface of the earth, and release the equivalent power of numerous atomic bombs. The larger the earthquake, the greater the energy released. (Not harnessable energy, except for thermal power). Anyway, the relatively miniscule amount of energy used for fracking cannot cause an earthquake. Complete bull.

    Jonathan E. Grant on June 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Fracking has been in use for upwards of 50 years. Most normal wells have a fracking step to ‘open’ them or ‘close’ them. You need fracking to ‘open’ a well that isn’t a ‘gusher’ like you see in old cartoons. And so we know fracking hasn’t caused earthquakes because we’ve been doing it for 50 years.

    The new fracking technique is just used to open places we couldn’t drill to before, but can now.

    luagha on June 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I was not a fan of Dallas. As a result, save for seeing a few seconds here and there when passing through a room which had the Television tuned to Dallas, or perhaps passing the channel while channel surfing, I did not watch the program.

Back in the 1960s, the short lived “Green Hornet,” with Van Williams and Bruce Lee, was fun to watch, and preferable to the campy “Batman.”

Too bad “The Green Hornet” was not continued, and written better, for Bruce Lee was great to watch, and the producers could have done great things with him with better stories and some good martial arts and crime fighting scenarios.

I do not plan to watch the “new” Dallas.

William on June 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Debbie, I agree with you about the show using politics to fault/attack oil! The truth is, it also shows the bias that is really happening to oil people! This attack by Democrats and enviromentalists in my opinion is an attack on Capitalism!

About the Zig Heil radicals; there was a time when communists,socialists,nazi stormtroopers, and any other group that was anti American according to the Constitution were watched and prosecuted for things they do today!

I don’t know what you think of Bill O’Reilly, but he is forceful just like you are in opinions and action!
The Conservative people in our country are not mesmerised like the left wing automatic voting robots!
The Conservatives in our country need to find tolerance for their differences and loosely unite in some core values! Then concenstrate on clear messages with power of votes for acceptance!

williamwalter wallyworkswell on June 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Jonathan, everything you wrote is right, but we need to do what it takes to dry up the world market for oil, which can happen once it’s no longer needed for transportation. Already, other sources can take care of commercial power.

Italkit, the stories about Shale oil, be it in Israel or the US, are a drop in the bucket, and far more expensive to extract and process. It might be a good interim arrangement so that Israel doesn’t get into trouble if Egypt stops selling it oil. But changing the very paradigm of oil being the recognized equivalent of energy is essential if the funding for global jihad needs to be dried up.

If there had been no oil in the middle east, countries like KSA, Qatar, Iran et al would not be calling the shots. The only way to bring back that status is to dry up the demand for oil, and that can only happen once the sole remaining sector that needs it – transportation – no longer does. I agree w/ Jonathan that so far, the alternatives, such as ethanol and methanol have been poor substitutes. I actually think that cars that are a hybrid of not just battery and gasoline, but solar as well, can further erode the consumption of oil. Oh, and if coal can be processed into a liquid fuel that can be used in the same way, that too would be an improvement.

All that of course assumes that oil is not used anywhere else, and that all commercial electricity is provided by other sources, be it nuclear, hydro, thermal and any other sources. Eliminate that, and then research ways to eliminate gasoline consumption from cars.

Infidel on June 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm


Unfortunetly, there was no reply button for me to push on your reply to me regarding movie reviews. So I am giving you an answer here.

First of all aaking me if I was a “dope” tells me loads about yourself.

I am fully aware of what a good movie review is, I go to the movies quite often and read several before deciding if I want to see a film. There is a correct way to write one. I will give more as the week progresses. Especially, this Friday.

A Reader on June 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    A Retard, I was not asking you if you were a dope. I was telling you. Got it?

    A proper way to write one? Who says? I wanna make sure the critic is a damn good writer and has a great taste in films.

    You prolly get all excited for that fat, red-headed, dork Harry Knowles crappy reviews. Your taste sucks!

    Skunky on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm


      I am sure glad that I do not know you in person based on the way you write and the language you use. Name calling gets you nowhere, oh, btw, calling people “retards” is considered disparaging to those with various kinds of disabilities and not acceptable anymore.

      For now on I am going to try not to stope to you level of conversation.

      Oh, I don’t know who Harry Knowles is but I am going to read some of his to see what he has to say.

      A Reader on June 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

wwwwwwwww, (did I get enough w’s there?) We’re working on it. I wish I had some money to invest but right now I don’t, however, the various companies involved are traded at NASDAQ. Wanna support Israel, there you go!

Italkit on June 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I didn’t watch “Dallas” the first time around, and I don’t plan to watch it now. I do, however, wonder if Larry Hagman got another new kidney to come out of retirement.

Paul on June 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

You made me laugh when you said the Dallas theme song is part of your workout music. I’m tuning in since I enjoyed the reruns on cable and DVD. I also wanna see for myself if its as good as the original since it’s a continuation, not a remake. I don’t care about the liberal politics since I’m a moderate. I was a fan of Desperate Housewives since it was a juicy, entertaining, and a sometimes suspenseful show. BTW, Charlene Tilton is going to make one special guest appearance.

Matthew on June 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

God put oil in the promise land. Irael will be exporting soon.

burt on June 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

The night before on Rizzoli ans Isles, the murderer turned out to be an oil man (a former Army Ranger and Blackwater member to boot) who killed 2 people when they discovered that his fracking operation was polluting the water supply in MA.

I have a feeling that when the new TV season starts, all of the crime procedurals like Law and Order and CSI will have episodes about evil oil men and fracking. Yes, it’s also election season and they have to get their man re-elected.

John on June 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

The Democratic National Committee must be pleased. Free hour long ads.

Jim Clendennen on June 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Debbie u uneducated stupid person with your shitty money begging dotation system and shitload of fuckin advertisement. Trust me we know how to use proxy in Poland u banned whole country u shitty bitch ? Plz educate yourself. My grandfather died cause he was hiding jews in my family house. My cousin granfather got his thumb cutten for same reasons. Seriously get some education scumbag.

debisstupid on June 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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