Wednesday, June 9, 2021

"Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead" -- CLR With Seven New Permits -- June 9, 2021

Wow, I'm in a great mood, but it's gonna take all night to get caught up. If I don't hit a wall, I'll get everything posted but I might not be done until 2:00 a.m. local time. It's now 9:00 p.m. local time, so five hours of blogging. 

It should only take an hour, but,

  • Facetime with the one-year-old twins in Portland, OR;
  • catching up on tons of e-mail in between blogging; my replies will be awful; sorry;
  • binge-watching Twin Peaks on Hulu
  • re-playing theme song from The Good, Bad, and the Ugly and trying to recall which product uses that theme in its television commercials; I thought Mercedes-Benz; nope -- another company
  • typing a long passage from Bettany Hughes' 2005 Helen of Troy
  • watching a retrospective on Carrie Fisher; casting Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia was brilliant; George Lucas? A genius. This was her first appearance in a movie. Wow. 

As usual, I'll post updates as I go along --

CLR: seven new permits.

Keystone XL: dead. Milestones here. Pipelines were tracked here but over time this pipeline and others became of less interest to me once I understood the issues. From the very beginning, going all the way back to 2013 when first announced, I said the Keystone XL was dead, killed by Obama. Took a long time to finally die. Will talk about it later. 

South Dakota's governor will get her fireworks after all, just a bit later than hoped for but a whole lot bigger. South Dakota's Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, will be home to the B-21 bomber. Link here. Wiki entry here. Anticipated to enter service by 2026 - 2027. Apparently a couple of the bombers are ready for flight testing. I suppose a one-term president might try to expedite this program to have it in place by November, 2024. According to wiki, on 27 March 2019, Ellsworth was selected as the Air Force Base to host the first operational B-21 Raider bomber unit and the first formal training unit. The other two in the running were Dyess AFB, TX, and Whiteman AFB, MO. What little I know about the USAF any more (and that's very little), Rapid City is best choice of the three. 

Market: SRE, a company I have followed "forever," jumped $4 today, almost 3%; from $135 to almost $140. I haven't seen a reason why yet (I last looked six hours ago) on a day the market was generally flat to negative. SRE "is a $124-stock" as far as I'm concerned. 

The Good, Bad, and The Ugly: quick, what is the name of the theme song or at least the song most associated with that Clint Eastwood movie? For extra credit, there is a commercial that uses that theme song. What product being advertised uses that theme song in its commercial currently making the rounds?

Amazon: when I first started ordering steaks from Omaha Steaks it seemed a) to take ten days or longer for products to arrive; and, b) there was never any free shipping. It certainly appears Amazon changed all that. Although the "free shipping" offered by Omaha Steaks may have pre-dated Amazon, it seems to be much more common, although "free" for Omaha Steaks is nowhere as "good" as "free shipping" from Amazon. But with speed of delivery. wow, I am impressed. I ordered Omaha Steaks for someone else for Father's Day -- I put in the order yesterday, June 8th; it will arrive on Saturday, June 12th. Four days, and the destination is about as far from Omaha as can possibly be and still be in the Lower 48.

Okay, so that's what is on my mind right now. This post would get too long if I went through each of the topics above so I will go to stand-alone posts. 

First, CLR. 


  1. Must confess, had to look up the movie reference. "The Ecstasy of Gold"
    Did not know that. And the LA Soccer club uses it as their intro song.
    Good stuff, Bruce

    1. Thank you. I forgot all about that -- to provide answers to the quiz. Sorry. Yes, the song, "The Ecstasy of Gold," and the company using that in their commercials: Modelo.

      One example: