March 22, 2014
This is why I hate the press:
Let me offer an alternative explanation of why the Washington Post published their Keystone/Koch smear:
1) The Washington Post in general, and Mufson and Eilperin in particular, are agents of the Left, the environmental movement and the Democratic Party.
2) The Keystone Pipeline is a problem for the Democratic Party because 60% of voters want the pipeline built, while the party’s left-wing base insists that it not be approved.
3) The Keystone Pipeline is popular because it would broadly benefit the American people by creating large numbers of jobs, making gasoline more plentiful and bringing down the cost of energy.
4) Therefore, the Democratic Party tries to distract from the real issues surrounding the pipeline by claiming, falsely, that its proponents are merely tools of the billionaire Koch brothers–who, in fact, have nothing to do with Keystone one way or the other.
5) The Post published its article to assist the Democratic Party with its anti-Keystone talking points.
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November 11, 2012
small dead animals: Featured Comment.
This is about the folks in NY still suffering without basic amenities after Super Storm Sandy. Explains it all in amazing clarity with minimal (though understandably necessary) cursing.
Remember – it’s NY in November and some folks are still in government tents. Not acceptable…
You want to know why they don’t cut the f-ing trees Davenport? It isn’t because they are stupid, it isn’t because they don’t know, it isn’t because private enterprise is inherently corrupt, it isn’t even because union workers are a bunch of rent-seeking layabouts. Its because every time they go to cut down a tree, some local Greenies get up a petition or a court order to make them stop. So they stop. So the trees break and knock down the power lines. Same thing all over the North East until you get up into snow country, where even the f-ing tree huggers know better.
Well -this- time it all came home to roost the same day, and every overhanging branch from New Jersey to Connecticut took out a line.
February 27, 2011
AccuWeather.com – Weather News | Unusual Cold Expected for Oscars Red Carpet
Sorry – I just have to take a shot at Hollywood liberals who drank the global warming kool-aid. Expected high temps will be in the 50s…
Such a high temperature is more than 10 degrees below normal, making this one of the coldest red carpet ceremonies in Oscar history. In fact, the forecast high of 56 is just two degrees above the record for lowest high temperature for the date.
Without sounding too bitter, I hope you freeze your silicon butts off in those designer fashions on the red carpet.
September 11, 2010
Green jobs no longer golden in stimulus – Washington Times
Okay, I say this understanding that we have a responsibility to manage natural resources and not abuse or waste things. However after years of repeated hysteria over catastrophic disasters (Himalayan glaciers gone in 10 years! Polar bears are drowning! Oil spill destroys the Gulf!) the green movement is totally void of legitimacy.
Today when I encounter a green product in the stores I IMMEDIATELY look for something else. Green products are essentially more expensive lower quality compromises. CFL light bulbs are crap – that’s why people are hoarding normal incandescent bulbs.
Then to find out Obama himself realizes investment in green jobs means boosting China’s economy is final confirmation of what I’ve suspected for so long… environmentalism is CRAP.
Only about $20 billion of the allotted funds have been spent – the slowest disbursement rate for any category of stimulus spending. Private analysts are skeptical of White House estimates that the green funding created 190,700 jobs.
The Department of Energy estimated that 82,000 jobs have been created and has acknowledged that as much as 80 percent of some green programs, including $2.3 billion of manufacturing tax credits, went to foreign firms that employed workers primarily in countries includingChina, South Korea and Spain, rather than in the United States.
Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland, said much of the green stimulus funding was “squandered.”
“Large grants to build green buildings don’t generate many new jobs, except for a few architects,” he said. “Subsidies for windmills and solar panels created lots of jobs in China,” but few at home.
May 30, 2010
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Ixtoc 1
UPDATE: More oil spills here… and it DOESN’T mention the Deepwater rig or Valdez.
This is a very good overview, with BALANCE (in others words NOT bleeding with environmental tears) of the Gulf oil spill. Surprisingly when I checked to see who wrote it I was a little amazed that it’s a guy running for Congress in Massachusetts.
Ixtoc 1 is the second largest oil spill in history, eclipsed only by the intentional oil spill by Saddam Hussein’s army as it retreated from Kuwait in 1991. Estimate of Ixtoc 1 volume is 150M gallons of oil. Iraqi deliberate oil spill: 400M gallons. Current, and obviously rough, estimates of Deepwater Horizon oil spill: 20M gallons of oil. Exxon Valdez: 10M gallons.
It would be very interesting to look into the public perception of how big the Exxon Valdez spill was compared to the Gulf. Environmental issues are SO blown out of proportion by the media that I’m guess more people think the Valdez was the mother of all oil spills.
May 19, 2010
FOXNews.com – Florida Tar Balls Not Linked to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Yes, the Gulf spill is big. Yes, it will cripple tourism and fishing industries along with other coastal interests.
But it is NOT the end of the world and a real question remains unanswered: WHERE’S THE OIL?