Antarctica Freezes Over Despite the Global Warming Jabberwocky
The Akademic Shokalskiy ventured forth to show the world that there just wasn’t enough ice around Antarctica during the Austral Summer. This would demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that Earth had a fever. We then, yea verily would have to put up with self-congratulatory lectures from the mighty Nobel prize winners like Al Gore or Michael Mann.*
Then reality intruded when the Akademic Shokalskiy got stuck in the imaginary ice.** China’s Xue Long attempted to be neighborly and pull the benighted Climate Scientologists out of the ice which the IPCC proved could not possibly exist in an atmosphere with rising CO2 levels. Xue Long got bogged-down amidst the torpor of steaming climate change and won’t be going any further south this summer without a friendly assist.
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Chemical Safety Board Subpoenas Black Elk Energy re: the West Delta 32 Explosion and Fire
We mourn the loss of life and pray for the missing worker. We wish the injured a speedy recovery. I am dismayed by a new development: U.S. board issues subpoena on offshore platform blast (Reuters) – A U.S. industrial accident investigative board served Black Elk Energy with a subpoena on Monday, seeking information about last week’s offshore Gulf of Mexico oil platform explosion that left | Read More »
Saluting the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps, and American veterans generally
What a day it is indeed. I don’t mention my own service all that often in the context of politics (I would rather win over others to my views with universal truths than with biographical details), but I’m proud to have been a Marine for 7 years, to have been deployed to Iraq twice, and above all to have served alongside such fine men and | Read More »
Should Coast Guard obey courts or Obama in Gulf?
“New” deep-water oil-drilling ban defies the rule of law President Barack Obama directed a rare non-Czar, actually confirmed-by-the-Senate Secretary, to stop Americans from bailing themselves out of the Great Recession and BP oil spill aftermath, with lightning speed this week, after federal courts dared to defy the “Rule of Obama”: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued revised rules on Monday for a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the | Read More »
How’s About a Universal Worker ID Card?
Whether or not you like the idea, the framework is in place, thanks to our beloved Department of Homeland Security. Under the authority of the Marine Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in conjunction with the Coast Guard (USCG), has instituted the TWIC (Transportation Worker Identity Credential). * Who must get a TWIC? We anticipate that over 1.2 million individuals | Read More »
Governor Palin Testifies on AK’s Outer Continental Shelf and Announces Point Thomson Oil Rig Mobilization (Updated: 2306 EDT)
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on April 14, 2009 testified “before Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in a federal hearing in Anchorage, urging the Obama administration to” permit responsible development of oil and gas resources in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a five-year leasing program (Testimony Release, 2009, ¶1). “A national energy policy that includes conservation, expanded renewable sources and wise, responsible use of | Read More »