Bad News for AGW Believers
The Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory may be “settled science”, but the study of solar physics is not so settled and new scientific studies just released show that the Sun is about to do something “highly unusual and unexpected”. Space.com has the story: The results of the new studies were announced today (June 14) at the annual meeting of the solar physics division of the | Read More »
Celebrate Earth Hour by turning on the lights
Promoted from the diaries. Turn those lights on tonight, kids! Never heard of earth hour? Me neither until I read this article in the LA Times online edition: Get ready to fade to black. Millions of people around the world are expected to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday — no matter what time zone they’re in — to observe Earth | Read More »
What happened to America’s Can-Do Spirit?
I’m referring to the spirit that John Wayne personified when he played a character based on the life of Red Adair (the legendary oil well firefighter) in the 1948 film Hellfighters? Throughout our history Americans have always considered this nation exceptional, there is no problem we can’t solve, no goal we can’t achieve. That’s why it was so troubling to see the leader of the | Read More »
Red light cameras: A liberty issue or a safety issue?
Every year we lose more of our liberty. From unwanted intimate encounters with TSA agents, to calls for limits on free speech after Tucson. Even the freedom of the open road isn’t as free as it once was with the introduction of cameras at intersections and on highways. A discussion of red light cameras may appear to be strictly a safety issue but I believe | Read More »
Obamacare and the train ride to hell
Obamacare is a train wreck waiting to happen. Obama has stated that his preference is for a single payer system but as he rightly points out in this video it will take time to get there. Like the Stuxnet virus quietly destroying Iranian centrifuges, Obamacare’s real purpose is to quietly and inexorably destroy what is left of private health care in America. So, what kind | Read More »
Will the time come for a third party?
First, let me point out that I am not advocating that we start a third party. In fact it wasn’t even on my radar screen but apparently someone is thinking about it; namely, conservative thinkers like Tony Blankley and Sarah Palin. Here are Tony’s thoughts on the subject from Townhall: It would not surprise me at all to see in 2012 Sarah Palin leading a | Read More »
Texas to Feds: Take your greenhouse gas regs and stuff ‘ em
You gotta love Texas, from the Houston Chronicle: Texas is the only state taking no steps to meet new federal greenhouse gas emission rules that go into effect in January. The new rules go into effect Jan. 2, 2011. They require the nation’s largest industries to meet more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards in new or significantly modified structures. The National Association of Clean Air | Read More »
Social scientists at UC Berkeley study the Tea Party
Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Do you ever feel like someone is studying you and those you associate with from afar? Well guess what, you’re not paranoid it’s real. We’ve been under the microscope for two years now by Berkeley’s Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements. And here you thought those cars driving around your neighborhood with the funny | Read More »
Trying not to offend Muslims, Obama ends up offending Sikhs
There is an unfortunate pattern developing with Obama. It appears that he over thinks many situations. We are told that liberals use nuance and critical thinking in every decision. Perhaps, but that doesn’t mean they get it right. In fact most of their cherished ideas have failed miserably in real world situations. Obama spent months deciding what to do in Afghanistan and then he got | Read More »
Anger, Anguish and Anxiety Across America
The editors at Time missed an opportunity to make the perfect title for their article, Encountering Anguish and Anxiety Across America. They just needed one more A word to make it perfect — Anger. The “Yes We Can” crowd hasn’t reached the boiling point yet but they are full of “anguish and anxiety” they just don’t know who to blame anymore. The Bush piñata has | Read More »
Why the left hates nuclear power
From 1908 when the first Model T rolled off the assembly line until the mid-nineties vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine produced real pollution. They emitted nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and other nasty pollutants. Many of us can remember the eye-burning smog in the Los Angeles basin. Those days are thankfully behind us. The environmental activists of that era deserve our thanks for encouraging | Read More »