Mother Gaia Protests Oil Development
And she does so by sending a pod of killer whales orcas (rarely seen in the Gulf of Mexico) to protest the presence of BP’s Horn Mountain oil platform, visible in the background of this video: WKRG.com The sensitive beasts clearly find the presence of the platform threatening.
CBC to Cao: “Whites (and Vietnamese Republicans) Need Not Apply”
Promoted from diaries. Will the CBC choose the content of Cao’s character over the color of his skin? After all, the people of LA-02 did. – Moe Lane This should be interesting. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R), fresh off his stunning upset of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D) to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, is interested in joining the Congressional Black Caucus. “I’d join any caucus | Read More »
AGW: Making Up the “Science” as We Go Along?
Do you ever get the feeling that the proponents of Anthropogenic Global Warming are just winging it? The mildest conclusion I can draw from the following sequence of news reports is that there is a heck of a lot of science that remains to be done on the subject of global warming, the carbon cycle, and the complex interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and | Read More »
“Bill Jefferson’s Legal Woes Just Got Worse”
In a <a href=”http://blog.nola.com/jamesgill/2008/12/jeffersons_legal_woes_just_got.html”>Times-Picayune opinion piece,</a> writer James Gill observes that defeated U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) is set receive the O.J. version of American Justice: as much as he can afford, and not a penny more. Now that his income and his, er…, payback options are seriously curtailed, Jefferson’s crack legal staff may be more interested in trimming their own losses. Read the whole | Read More »
BREAKING! Freak Climate Change in South Louisiana!
Severe climate change, caused by excessive carbon emissions from two of Al Gore’s Gulfstream IVs, descended upon South Louisiana this morning in the form of a <a href=”http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20081211/NEWS01/81211001&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL”>freak snowstorm.</a> <img src=”http://cmsimg.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=DG&Date=20081211&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=812110802&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=542&Maxh=352&q=60″> Snow comes to South Louisiana about once in a decade. Residents awoke this morning to large fluffy flakes of the white stuff, and 1-2 inches of accumulation. The flakes quickly turned to sleet, and | Read More »
Carol Browner for Energy Czar? >>Carol Browner<<?!
Reports: Obama picks top officials for energy and environment Oh. My. Word. Carol Freaking Browner. Administrator of the EPA for eight years under for Bill Clinton. I guess that it should come as no surprise, but this appointment indicates that, despite the rhetoric, energy security, supply and affordability will not be on this administration’s agenda. Instead, the focus will be on CAFE standards, carbon sequestration, | Read More »
Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Pension: $42,750 per Year
Regardless of the outcome of his criminal trial, defeated Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) still qualifies for his $42,750/yr Congressional pension. New law won’t affect Jefferson’s pension In 2007, Congress passed a new ethics law that would deny pensions to members who are convicted of certain felonies, including soliciting or receiving bribes — two of the charges pending against the nine-term New Orleans Democrat. But at | Read More »
Holy Cao! (pronounced “gow”)
Anh “Joseph” Cao adjusts to role as GOP star If only Washington would adjust to the courage, humility and sense of service that Rep.-elect Cao brings to his post. Cao, a refugee from Vietnam, is the unlikeliest of political figures: slight, soft-spoken and self-effacing, a seemingly guileless figure, yet one with a sharp sense of humor and degrees in physics, philosophy and law and six | Read More »
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
The stunning defeat of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D-LA; IN HIS FREEZER!) gives us all several reasons to celebrate. Sure, it’s a partisan victory, but one that is unlikely to translate into any long-term Republican advantage. The Democratic voting mentality is deeply entrenched in LA-02. For whatever reason, African-American voters stayed away from the polls in droves on Saturday. Let’s celebrate because, for once, the | Read More »
Lessons Learned from LA-02: Hooray for Joseph Cao!
“It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.” Saturday’s general election in LA-02 would normally have fallen on November 4, but the election scheduled was altered on account of Hurricane Gustav in early September. The huge turnout for the presidential race would have undoubtedly returned Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) to office. It’s hard to sustain voter enthusiasm for a crook. Especially one with no | Read More »
Meet Joseph Cao (R-LA)
From the Times-Picayune, Dec. 1 edition: <blockquote>Born in war-ravaged Vietnam, Cao fled to the United States when he was 8, learned English, earned degrees in physics and philosophy, and joined the Catholic seminary. When his views on how best to serve the poor changed, Cao went to law school, began a practice specializing in immigration, settled in Venetian Isles [a largely Vietnamese community in eastern | Read More »
Windfall Profits Tax Unceremoniously Dumped From Obama’s Energy Plan
Thanks to crude oil prices that have fallen over $100 per barrel since July’s historic highs, there are no more windfall profits to tax. From the Houston Chronicle: President-elect Barack Obama has shelved a proposal to slap the oil and gas companies with a new windfall profits tax because oil prices have dropped so much in recent months, the transition team confirmed today. “President-elect Obama | Read More »
On the Proper Use of the Great Seal of the United States
§ 713. Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States … (a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States,… or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, | Read More »
Drilling for Oil off Virginia! (Don’t Hold Your Breath)
From the diaries by Erick. If (and it’s a Big If) President Obama doesn’t reimpose the Presidential Moratorium on exploration of the Federal Outer Continental Shelf, the first new area open for bidding may be offshore Virginia. Article: Offshore Virginia may finally be ready for drilling The MMS recently issued a [Call for Information and Interest/Nominations and Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact | Read More »
Mr. Bush, Please Don’t Pardon the “Silver Zipper”
Louisiana does not need a sideshow right now. If I thought for a moment that the 81-year-old ex-governor was capable of just going home and relaxing on the farm, or even minding his own business at the craps tables, I might be inclined to support his release. But the man revels in his notoriety. He will do everything possible to reenter the political scene and | Read More »
The Trial of Rep. William Jefferson, (D-LA)
The trial had been scheduled to begin four days before the Dec. 6 general election in which Jefferson is seeking a 10th term against Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao, the Green Party’s Malik Rahim, Libertarian Party candidate Gregory Kahn and independent Jerry Jacobs. Though no one can say for sure, it appears that the trial likely will be held sometime in the first half of 2009. | Read More »
Re: Trapped in Canadian Ice.
May I suggest the ultimate Sarah Palin interview backdrop?
Henry Frac’ing Waxman! Redux
This, from a RedState 2.0 post by yr humble correspondent over a year ago: In their never-ending quest to extend EPA’s regulatory tentacles into all phases of our lives, Congressional Democrats, professional hysteria-mongers, give us this: “Oil and gas companies can pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of fluid — containing any number of toxic chemicals — into sources of drinking water with little or | Read More »
It’s a Long Time ’til 2012.
Barring the unforeseeable (like, for example, a Conservative Epiphany on the part of the current President-elect, or monkeys flying out of my posterior region), I’ll be supporting the Republican nominee for President in 2012. None of the prominent Republican names deserves a 2012 endorsement at this time, less than two weeks after the 2008 election.
Hey, Big Oil! Is This Any Way to Run an Oligopoly?!
Recall the good old days, before the election, back, oh, about six months ago. Here at RedState, it seemed that every other diary was titled “Drill, Drill, Drill” or “Drill Here, Drill Now!!!” or “Drill, Baby, Drill!”, or some variation on the theme. A common belief among liberal trolls, and even some die-hard conservatives, was that the markets for crude oil/gasoline are firmly in the | Read More »