“Pete’s” News Corner
Your advocate for PURE Gasoline “Laissez les bon temps rouler” Contact “Pete” at: email@example.com ————————————————————————————————————-
* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
CHALMETTE REFINING PETITION! PLEASE JOIN THE PETITION!
PLEASE JOIN THE CHALMETTE REFINING PETITION. Look to your right and Just click the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button on top right. READERS: PLEASE, PLEASE continue to inform ALL your friends and neighbors about the petition and urge them to sign up. NOT one (0) new name to petition today!
As of this afternoon (8/20), we STILL now have 849 signed Petitions! The growth in the Petition is slowing down SIGNIFICANTLY (to a crawl), so be sure to tell ALL your friends to sign the Petition! IMPORTANT: I posted short instructions on the “Petition” window after you click on the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button. It is IMPORTANT that ALL fields on the form be completed, NOT only the “*” lines. ALSO, after completing the form, after AGAIN clicking the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button, please check your e-mail to click the link provided in the e-mail to REGISTER your petition. ——————————————————————————————— IT’S NOW TIME FOR “ROUND 2″
I’d AGAIN like to ask ALL READERS to call each of the phone numbers listed below for Chalmette Refining and leave a POLITE message URGING them to resume the production and sale of ethanol FREE gasoline! I have asked my webmaster if he can design a new page for a “Petition” to ask Chalmette Refining to resume the sale of conventional, ethanol free gas. Will announce if/when he can get this done.
I am VERY DISAPPOINTED to report that Chalmette Refining has apparently “BACKED OFF” from earlier expectations that they would resume the manufacture and sale of conventional gasoline from their truck rack at the refinery! That information comes from some of their distributors. I spoke to Chalmette Refining’s Public Relations Manager Patrick Trahan today (7/3), and, as usual, he would NOT provide ANY information! This is the most “SECRETIVE” organization I’ve ever dealt with, EVER! I don’t know if they are backing off because consumers have ‘quieted down’, thinking this has blown over or not? I am near complete with a letter I am writing to our Louisiana U.S. Congressional delegation in Washington, asking them to please introduce a bill in both the House and Senate to allow refiners to manufacture at least 5% of their total gasoline sales as conventional, non ethanol gasoline with NO EPA PENALTIES! If the real issue with refiners not wanting to make E0 is the “RIN” issue, this would take care of that problem. BUT, this would certainly NOT happen overnight! I’ll post the letter when I mail it out. MEANWHILE, I URGE all readers to “AMP UP THE NOISE” on Chalmette Refining IMMEDIATELY – ROUND 2! I would ask that all readers phone the phone numbers I’ve listed below, AND, write a short, polite letter to Mr. Maxwell, the Chalmette Refining Plant Manager urging him to please resume the sale of Eo as soon as possible. I will also write a letter to him and will cc the CEO of Exxon/Mobil also. Here are the Chalmette Refining phone numbers to call and the address to write Mr. Maxwell: NOTE: Since Chalmette Refining also previously supplied ethanol free gasoline to the western side of Mississippi, I ALSO ENCOURAGE OUR MISSISSIPPI READERS TO CALL THESE PHONE NUMBERS ALSO! I URGE EVERYONE TO CALL EACH PHONE NUMBER AT LEAST DAILY OR MORE OFTEN AND TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO WRITE A SHORT, POLITE LETTER TO THEIR PLANT MANAGER ALSO, URGING HIM TO PLEASE RESUME THE SALE OF ETHANOL FREE GAS………FLOOD THE LINES AND MAIL BOXES – LET THEM KNOW WE ARE SERIOUS and WILL NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!!!
- Community Hotline: (504) 211-1101
- Public Relations Manager Patrick Trahan
(504) 281-1409 (office) (832) 421-1995 (cell)
- Ms. Jackie Autin – Head of Product Quality
(504) 281-1534 (office) (504) 250-6964 (cell)
Mr. Wade Maxwell, Plant Manager Chalmette Refining 500 West St. Bernard Hwy Chalmette, LA 70043
ALSO, I will wrote a short letter to our Louisiana Washington Congressional and Senatorial delegation URGING them to act on my request to pass a bill to allow refiners to manufacture at least 5% of their total gasoline sales as E0 and will post the letter so you can ‘copy and paste’ for you to send it to our Senators and your District Congressman. I will ALSO get hold of my contacts in the print media, TV media and radio talk shows to ask them to give us more coverage on the issue AGAIN! I intend to make this an “all out MEDIA WAR” if Chalmette Refining does not communicate with us AND resume the sale of conventional, ethanol FREE gasoline from their refinery! ———————————————————————————–
TODAY’S ARTICLE : Today I posted an ethanol from a California newspaper that explains why we need corn for food more than for fuel.
SPORTS ARTICLE: Today (8/20), I posted a sports article from Saturday Down South about LSU true freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre from John Curtis. This is a GREAT article in which the author goes so far as to say he believes Dupre could be way better than Odell Beckham was last year. Read the article in the LSU section below.
GUN CONTROL NEWS: I posted (8/13) a new gun control article from Conservative Tribune titled “Sheriff Warns of Second American Revolution if Guns are Banned (Watch Video)“. This sheriff from Milwaukee County in Wisconsin is a HUGE supporter of the 2nd Amendment and has even so far as urging citizens of his County to buy guns and ammo and arm themselves because budget cuts in his County have cut his number of police officers and result in a delayed time before they can respond to a call for help. The title is self explanatory and many others have written the same that if there is a national attempt at gun confiscation, that could very well trigger a 2nd American Revolution. By the way, ex New York City Mayor Bloomberg, a HUGE anti-gun wacko is spending lots of his own money to support a candidate who is running against the current Sheriff. I encourage you to read this article. Read the article in on the website’s “Gun Control” page.
This is yet another reason why if we value our 2nd amendment rights, it is CRITICAL that we WAKE UP and write, call and e-mail our U.S. Senators and Congressmen and URGE them to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. In so doing, you should make it very clear that ANY elected official that votes FOR new gun laws will NOT get your vote. ALSO, if you are not already a member of NRA, I urge you to join. They are a very powerful lobby force in Washington and need our support. ————————————————————————————————–
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED: American gun owners and defenders of the 2nd Amendment NEED HELP in fighting off the Government and State ‘gun control’ advocates! If you are not currently a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) or the NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights), you are urged to join TODAY. Here’s how (the NRA is the most powerful and influential):
NAGR: http://www.nationalgunrights.org/ ————————————————————————————————-
Chalmette Refining Issue:
Here is information on Chalmette Refining:
Chalmette Refining, LLC (A joint venture between Exxon/Mobil (50%) and PDVSA (50%) the Venezuelan State Oil Company. Exxon/Mobil is the operating partner)
500 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043
- Main Phone: (504) 281-1212
- Community Hot Line: (504) 211-1101
Plant Manager – Mr Wade Maxwell
Public Relations Manager – Patrick Trahan —————————————————————————————————
I URGE all readers to call Chalmette Refining’s Community Hot Line and URGE the Plant Manager to re-consider their decision and CONTINUE to manufacture ethanol FREE gasoline. Also, below are the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Louisiana and Mississippi U.S. Senators and how to contact your U.S. Representative. I also URGE you to “flood your Senator and Representatives’s phone lines” AND e-mails and DEMAND that they REPEAL the EPA’s Renewal Standard and allow the free market to determine if consumers want ‘corn gas’ and high food prices. I ALSO URGE you to have them contact Chalmette Refining’s Manager and ASK him to PLEASE continue to manufacture ethanol FREE gasoline!
Here are the Senator and Representative contact information:
LOUISIANA U.S. CONGRESSMEN:
Senator David Vitter:
516 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-4623 - D.C. Fax: (202) 228-5061
Metairie Office: (504) 589-2753
- Baton Rouge: (225) 383-0331
- Lafayette Office: (337) 993-9502
- Alexandria: (318) 448-0169
- Monroe Office: (318) 325-8120
- Shreveport: (318) 861-0437
- Lake Charles Office: (337) 436-0453
Senator Mary Landrieu:
703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-5824 – D.C. Fax: (202) 224-9735
- New Orleans Office: (504) 589-2427
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE:
MISSISSIPPI U.S. CONGRESSMEN:
Senator Thad Cochran: http://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
113 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-5054
- Jackson Phone: (601) 965-4459
- Oxford: (662) 236-1018
- Gulfport Phone: (228) 867-9710
Senator Roger F. Wicker: http://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-6253 - Fax: (202) 228-0378
- Tupelo Office: (662) 844-5010
- Jackson: (601) 965-4644
- Hernando Office: (662) 429-1002
- Gulfport: (228) 871-7017
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE:
* * * WEBSITE NEWS * * *
I would guess that the number of stations that have chosen to either stay with non ethanol gas or switch to “corn gas” after the Chalmette Refining disappointing decision to stop the manufacture of “good gas” has settled down by now. I have therefore resumed my update of our website’s Louisiana ethanol free gas list. As I indicted when I began this considerable effort, I will update the list on the website when I am completed. This is a VERY time consuming effort, so bear with me.
* * * TODAY’S NEWS ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted an ethanol related article from The Orange County Register titled “Andrew Puzder: U.S. Needs Corn for Food More Than for Fuel“. The author explains how since the Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) of 2007, continued escalation of volumes of ethanol to be produced to blended into fuel has caused the prices of corn to continually increase yearly. According to the article, “As a result, from 2000-13, domestic corn use to feed livestock declined from 75 percent of total U.S. corn use to 45 percent, while the amount used for ethanol skyrocketed from 8 percent to 43 percent“. And, if the RFS is not either repealed of significantly revised, the mandated volume of ethanol to be produced will increase from 14 billion gallons this year to a WHOPPING 36 billion gallons by 2022. There isn’t enough land in the Country to grow this much corn! This is TOTALLY INSANE! It is way past time to totally re-evaluate this flawed policy before it is too late.
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS NEAR * * *
ONLY 9 DAYS TIL THE 2014 TIGERS FIRST GAME!
Here is the Tigers 2014 football Schedule: www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27811
To buy available individual game tickets, click on this link:
LSU Football Ticket Link: www.lsutix.net. ————————————————————————————————
* * * * 2014 FOOTBALL NEWS * * * *
Here is a link from DandyDon.com for the recently announced 2014 LSU Football Team “ROSTER”:
Link: http://www.dandydon.com/lsu_football_roster.php —————————————————————————————————
Here is a link to a video tour of the new and expanded LSU Tiger Football Stadium:
Link: www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=209600888 —————————————————————
Here is a VERY interesting article on true freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre from John Curtis. This young man could be way better than Odell Beckham was last year!
FILM STUDY: LSU WR MALACHI DUPRE IS ABOUT TO RIP THE SEC TO SHREDS
By Murf Baldwin – Saturday Down South – August 18, 2014
For some odd reason the LSU Tigers either get overlooked or underestimated, sometimes both, prior to the start of each regular season — despite consistently recruiting as well as anyone in the country.
Sure they virtually lose dozens to the NFL annually, but they have talent out the wazoo, and head coach Les Miles may be the best in the country at getting recruits to maximize their full potential.
Critics point to the abundance of youth — at key positions — as one of the major reasons why the Bayou Bengals won’t contend for the SEC crown.
And while losing a 3,000-yard passer (Zach Mettenberger), two 1,000-yard receivers (Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill) is a lot to overcome, when you boast the type of incoming talent (and coaching) that LSU does, anything’s possible.
As the No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation, freshman running back Leonard Fournette is receiving a ton of hype — as he should. Anytime you have be countlessly compared to the great Adrian Peterson, you’re doing something right.
But it’s fellow incoming freshman receiver Malachi Dupre who has my undivided attention — as I wholeheartedly believe he may be every bit Fournette’s equal when it’s all said and done. We’ve seen uber freshmen like A.J. Green (University of Georgia) and Julio Jones (University of Alabama) come in and make an immediate impact.
We may eventually be talking about Dupre in that same vein; this kid is just that talented.
“I like our receivers,” LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron recently said (h/t to Glenn Guilbeau of The News Star). “Malachi Dupre has special abilities. We expect him to produce right away. We’re not hoping for him to start playing well in a couple of years. Not at LSU.”
Producing is the least Cameron should expect from such a polished receiver the likes of Dupre. At 6’3″, 187 pounds, Dupre has the fluidity, speed, quickness and leaping ability to be off the charts from day one.
Cameron’s offense is based off vertical concepts; quarterbacks read deep to short. QBs like Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers), Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) and LSU’s own Zach Mettenberger have challenged offenses vertically behind the philosophy of Cameron.
Some of the best deep-threats in the NFL, and college, have had a hand in Cameron’s play-action based scheme: Vincent Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Malcom Floyd (Chargers), Torrey Smith (Ravens) and Beckham come to mind.
When your scheme is based off a power-run game, you need receivers who can beat man coverage or threaten two- and three-deep zones.
VIDEO: Malachi Dupre Making Over the Shoulder Catch
Here’s a prime example of Dupre’s ability to stretch a defense. Although he runs a reported 4.5 40-yard dash, much like Green, he’s a deceptive long-strider that knows how to properly run routes.
On this “Stutter-Go,” he bends the route inside the cornerback allowing for room on the throw out past the numbers. By possessing the ability to adjust to the ball in flight, Dupre is able to make difficult over-the-shoulder catches look rather routine.
His ability to separate is not unlike that of Beckham’s. As a matter of fact, expect Dupre to step right into Beckham’s vacated Z-receiver role.
VIDEO: Malachi Dupre’s Speed
Here we see Dupre doing his best Randy Moss impersonation in splitting the two-deep coverage. Defenses will have to pick its poison against the LSU offense as it will be heavy on the run. By dropping a safety down in the box to assist with the smash-mouth run game, you virtually leave your corners on an island attempting the Cover-1 approach.
Usually when you have an athletic freak on the field, like Dupre, you try to thwart his abilities by always providing help over the top in the form of Cover 2. But with Fournette, Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee in the backfield, you may have no choice but to provide in-the-box help.
Here Dupre gets on top of the safety so fast that it ended up looking choreographed. When you encounter a guy that lanky, it just doesn’t look like he’s moving that fast. Gaining that type of separation will be imperative while LSU looks to break in either Anthony Jennings or Brandon Harris — both potential first-year starters at QB– in Cameron’s pro-style offensive attack.
What made LSU’s passing game so effective last season was the uncanny ability for both Landy (5’11″, 203 lbs) and Beckham (6’0″, 194 lbs) to properly run routes. While Cameron’s first order of business is to vertically stretch the field, he also counts on his receivers to be adept in the short-to-intermediate game.
For being a taller receiver, Dupre may be the smoothest I’ve ever seen getting in and out of his breaks. He makes seamless transitions which works well in conjunction with his fantastic body control.
I’ve mentioned it before, but he compares favorably to Green (6’4″, 207), who is also a great route runner for a taller receiver. Losing Beckham and Landry and possibly replacing them with the next Green(and Adrian Peterson for that matter), sure speaks volumes about LSU as a whole.
VIDEO: Malachi Dupre in Over Shoulder Pluck
Here’s an up close version of Dupri’s route-running prowess. On this “Stutter-Go,” Dupre effectively separates this cornerback from his own ankles in the double-move portion of the route.
What’s even more impressive is his off-the-ball quickness. His get-off move is akin to that of a much smaller slot receiver; receivers this tall aren’t supposed to be that agile.
He then tops it off by plucking the ball out of the air for the over-the-shoulder catch. It’s one thing to let it fall in the bread basket to make the catch, it’s entirely another to reach out overhand and secure the ball.
This is a talented kid.
VIDEO: Malachi Dupre’s Incredible Jumping Ability
And when all else fails he has the ability to flat-out outjump any corner he comes across — as seen in the sequence above. Yet another characteristic he shares with Cincinnati Bengals’ superstar Green.
The totality of Dupre’s skill set is not lost on New Orleans Saints’ corner Keenan Lewis.
“He’s special,” Lewis said after a summer workout with Dupre.” He’s a guy I’ve seen out there every day, just steadily working on his craft, and we bonded. He grew on me. He’s going to be a great one.”
So for those using youth as a perceived crutch for why LSU won’t be a major factor this season, it’s time to use a new excuse. While we already know about Fournette’s prognostication, when it’s all said and done we will be speaking of Dupre in the same ilk.
Now that’s scary for the rest of the SEC.
Here is a sports article from NOLA.com/The Times Picayune on LSU football commit DT Travonte Valentine who has apparently been cleared by the NCAA to join the LSU team.
LSU GETS DT HELP AS TRAVONTE VALENTINE IS APPARENTLY CLEARED BY THE NCAA
By Randy Rosetta – NOLA.com/The Times Picayune – August 18, 2014
Florida native Travonte Valentine tweeted Monday morning that he has been cleared by the NCAA and is headed to LSU
LSU’S defensive tackle position got a huge shot in the arm on Monday when highly touted freshman Travonte Valentine was apparently green-lighted by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Valentine tweeted Monday morning that he had been cleared to play and posted two other references to that effect on his Facebook page. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said Valentine has not yet been officially cleared to join the team because he has not finished the admission process.
“Travonte Valentine is going through the final phases of the admission process,” Bonnette said in an emailed statement. “He has not been cleared to join the football team. We will let you know once the process is complete.”
Once he joins the team, Valentine won’t be allowed to practice in full pads with LSU until he goes through the NCAA-mandated, four-day acclimation period.
Valentine is an athletic 6-foot-3, 325-pound addition to a position that needed to be replenished after Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson both left for the NFL Draft following the 2013 season.
Read full article here: http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/08/lsu_gets_dt_help_as_valentine.html
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Committments (as of August 15, 2014):
2015 LSU football commitments (15) – Star Ratings by 24/7 Sports
Maea Teuhema (5 Star) OL, 6-4, 340, Keller, Texas, (Keller)
Kevin Toliver (5 Star) CB, 6-2, 185, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)
Nick Brossette (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 205, Baton Rouge (University)
Jazz Ferguson (4 Star) WR, 6-5, 205, Saint Francisville (West Feliciana)
Derrius Guice (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 210, Baton Rouge (Catholic)
Kevin Henry (4 Star) S, 6-1, 200, Baton Rouge (Central)
Xavier Lewis (4 Star) CB, 6’0″, 180, East St. John, LaPlace
Bry’Keithon Mouton (3 Star), TE, 6’2″, 230, Acadiana HS
David Ducre (3 Star) FB, 6-0, 230, Mandeville (Lakeshore)
Matt Wommack (3 Star) OL, 6-7, 320, Hernando, MS
Adrian Magee (3 Star) OL, 6-4, 352, Franklinton (Franklinton)
Isaiah Washington (3 Star) DE, 6-3, 225, New Orleans (Edna Karr)
Blake Ferguson (3 Star) LS, 6-1, 235, Buford, Ga. (Buford)
Hanner Shipley (3 Star) TE, 6-5, 260, Marble Falls, Texas, (Marble Falls)
Justin McMilan (3 Star) QB, 6’2″, 170, Cedar Hills, Texas —————————————————————————————————————
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
GOOD NEWS: LSU picked it’s another commitment for the 2016 class:
- Feleipe Franks (4 STAR) - QB, 6′ 5″, 205, Crawfordville, FL
- Dee Anderson (4 STAR) – WR, 6’4”, 176, Mesquite, Texas
- Stephen Sullivan (4 STAR) – WR, 6’6”, 215. Donaldsonville, LA ————————————————————————————————————–
LSU’s 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS: BREAKING NEWS: It was announced on Bleacher Report on August 11, 2014 that LSU 2017 commit Dylan Moses is the #1 ranked football athlete for the 2017 draft!
- Dylan Moses (5 STAR) - RB/S , 6’1″, 215, University High, Baton Rouge ———————————————————————————————– * NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed THREE ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Cash-N-Carry, 12590 River Road, Destrehan, St Charles Parish – Store Stopped selling gas!
Conn’s Store, 3119 LA Hwy 146, Chatham, Jackson Parish – Store Closed (Thanks to Woody for the info)
Jim’s Convenience Store, 2801 LA Hwy 306, Des Allemands, St. Charles Parish – Store CLOSED (Thanks to Mike for the info)
We also added TWO new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Race Trac, 2713 Paris Road, Chalmette, St Bernard Parish – the station sells BOTH E0 and E10 fuel.
Riverstop (Chevron Station), 31539 Hwy 22, Springfield, LA (Livingston Parish) – the station sells E0 and E10 both
NOTE: If any reader locates a store that is selling ethanol FREE gas but is not on our list, PLEASE send me the information asked for on the “Ethanol Facts” page so we can add it to the list!
We encourage all readers to patronize retailers who sell ethanol FREE gas. If they are not profitable selling EO, they may convert to sell ethanol gas and stores with EO will become harder and harder to find. ———————————————————————————————————-
Have a GREAT week readers!