“Avatar” Is a Steaming Pile of Sith

    I have no plans to see this movie. But that doesn’t prevent me from commenting on it. As an English major, the primary thing I am taught is the art of connection: connecting disparate threads, turning ideas over and around to see what they look like in a different light. When I saw the commercials for James Cameron’s 15-years-in-the-making film opus, Avatar , the first | Read More »

    Cramer’s.. er, something or other, XV: “DC can’t hold us down forever”

    I really wonder sometimes if I should just stop trying to figure out Jim Cramer.  Maybe it’s because I keep feeling for the guy getting so brutally taken out of context (his “Bear Stearns is safe” call, for example, was, despite what most people believe, quite correct.  What most people never hear is that he was addressing depositors at Bear with that remark, not investors | Read More »

    Fun Facts About Methane

    On Monday, the EPA moved to regulate six “greenhouse gases” by finding that their contribution to Global Warming constitutes a hazard to human health. One of those gases is methane, the lightest and most abundant hydrocarbon, chemical symbol CH4. This finding by the EPA unmasks an unscientific charade and a regulatory power-grab. U.S. Agency to Regulate Greenhouse Gases The announcement was made late Monday and | Read More »

    Soros, EPA Tagteam America

    George Soros is about to make a mint off his investments in the Democratic party. The benefit of being worth billions is that he could afford to squander millions in his effort to defeat former President Bush in 04 and turn around and spend even more on democrats in 06 and 08. The Obama admistration just made those bets pay off. Big time! Yesterday EPA | Read More »

    If you are an industrialist who contributed to Democrats… [UPDATED]

    …here is your reward: WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people’s health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson scheduled a news conference for later Monday to announce the so-called endangerment finding, officials told The Associated Press, speaking privately because the announcement | Read More »

    Obama Declares Ostrich As New National Symbol

    President Obama, uncomfortable with the martial image portrayed by the bald eagle has found a new bird to embody the new, improved America, the ostrich. Following her leader, Lisa Jackson of the EPA has embraced the new symbol with gusto. The ostrich’s claim to fame is that it chooses to bury its head in the sand rather than face the ugly truth. That’s exactly what | Read More »

    EPA Global Warming Report Kept From Public; So Much for Open Government

    President Obama campaigned on a platform of change, saying that the status quo, which included back room deals, secrecy, and hidden agendas that he said prevailed in the Bush Administration, would be a thing of the past. All we had to do was elect him, and he would see to it. One of his favorite terms was that he would bring “transparency” to the legislative | Read More »

    The Anti-Cap and Trade Video That Embarrassed the EPA

    Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel are lawyers in the Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco office. They are also married to each other. Williams and Zabel are Global Warming “true believers”. They’ve done the research, and they think the Waxman-Markey-Boxer-Kerry Cap and Trade scheme is a very bad idea. So they wrote a position paper for the website www.carbonfees.org. They wrote an editorial that was published | Read More »

    Our EPA: Keeping the Environment Safe for … Mayflies?!

    Even though Iron Eyes Cody, the Crying Indian, was a fake, he had a point: America in the 60′s had become a nasty place. You used to see people throw all kinds of litter out of their cars; nowadays the only socially-acceptable forms of automotive litter are cigarette butts and dirty diapers. No longer do babbling brooks foam from phosphates. Emissions from cars and coal | Read More »

    Our EPA: Keeping the Environment Safe for … Mayflies?!

    Even though Iron Eyes Cody, the Crying Indian, was a fake, he had a point: America in the 60′s had become a nasty place. You used to see people throw all kinds of litter out of their cars; nowadays the only socially-acceptable forms of automotive litter are cigarette butts and dirty diapers. No longer do babbling brooks foam from phosphates. Emissions from cars and coal | Read More »

    Can Science Go On Trial?

    The US Chamber of Commerce wants to take the US EPA to court over Global Warming. I personally sympathize. I see the idea as a disaster in the making for the EPA. The LA Times offers details below.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. Chamber officials say it would be “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” — complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect.

    “It would be evolution versus creationism,” said William Kovacs, the chamber’s senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs. “It would be the science of climate change on trial.”

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    A big Government Thumb on my Scale, and also in my Eye.

    From this Fox News article:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538902,00.html comes the amazing News that an (essentially all-)electric car is going to be receiving a fuel economy rating of 230 MPG. You read it right, two hundred thirty.  Two. Three. Zero.  An amazing order-of-magnitude leap in fuel efficiency, from fossil fuel to electric power, if you ask me.   Almost makes a man wonder why this nation didn’t start with | Read More »

    GM’s environmental quid pro quo.

    (H/T: Instapundit) I am honestly surprised to find that there are people surprised by this. Among those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that assumed General Motors’ unwanted assets after its Chapter 11 filing, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. According to reports, when GM exited bankruptcy, its polluted factory and land sites were consumed by | Read More »

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    Is the EPA playing office politics with greenhouse gases?

    If you don’t have time to read this letter from Rep. Joe Barton, or watch the video below: …let me summarize:

    White House’s ‘Blame Bush’ reflex embarrasses them, EPA.

    It goes like this (H/T & links via Ed Driscoll and OpenMarket.org). A memo from the EPA surfaced a while back that mentioned in passing that regulating greenhouse gasses to the extent desired by the most fervent global warming believers might have an adverse effect on the impious, too: In contrast, an endangerment finding under section 202 may not be not the most appropriate approach | Read More »