May 31, 2013

Anti-Fracking Democrat Busted Using Online Sockpuppet

Via JWF:

[State Rep White]On occasion, I have exercised my First Amendment rights and responded in kind, which was an error in judgment that I regret. To be clear, I did not use government resources while posting comments on these sites.

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JWF noted White was the lone vote against a bill on cyber bullying

By Stable Hand at 09:20 AM | Comments |

March 29, 2013

Science! Dirty Coal Emissions From China Saving the Planet

Yid With Lid:

I have good news, you can take off the purple sneakers and come out. To paraphrase "Honest Abe," One Score of years ago our fathers looked at the thermometer and the temperature was the same as it was today." And the scientist who are perpetuating the global warming hoax don't understand why!!
Another paper published by leading climate scientist James Hansen, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says the lower than expected temperature rise between 2000 and the present could be explained by increased emissions from burning coal.
What? You mean the clean air act which required scrubbing the particulates from coal emissions rather than requiring the spacing out of coal plants to fight acid rain caused global warming? And now the only thing saving us from Global destruction is the increased dirty coal emissions from China and the developing world?

OMG! Its almost as if God knew what he was doing when he made coal or something? We just can't figure out how to burn it right.

But never worry Obama is pushing increased use of clean coal technology, thus averting a the looming global ice age in one swift stroke.

By Howie at 03:35 PM | Comments |

February 22, 2013

ManBearPig Rally: Students Chant ‘Enemy Is Profit,’ Climb On World War II Memorial At Pipeline Protest

Assmaggots

WASHINGTON – High school students from Ithaca, New York’s Lehman Alternative Community School, as well as several area college students, reportedly were bused to Washington, DC and took part in a recent protest against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

The protesters reportedly chanted, “Hey, Obama, we don’t want no climate drama,” “Tell me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like” and “Bullshit, get off it, enemy is profit, climate devastation will not be bought by corporation.”

Video shows the protests climbing all over the World War II memorial[...]

[Read the rest]

Frack them.

Related:
ManBearPig Activists 'Outraged' At Obama No-Show
ManBearPig Protesters: Resist We Much

By Stable Hand at 08:44 PM | Comments |

February 20, 2013

ManBearPig Activists 'Outraged' At Obama No-Show

Via WatchdogWire.

Published on Feb 18, 2013

Live footage from the anti-Keystone XL rally at the White House on February 17, 2013. Reporting by Kevin Palmer.

I wonder what they think of al-Gorzeer?

Related:
ManBearPig Protesters: Resist We Much

By Stable Hand at 10:53 AM | Comments |

January 31, 2013

Got Rats/Mice? Too Bad-EPA Bans D-Con

So Be it.

Frankly, I feel a good ole mouse trap/traps work just as well.

Snap! They be gone!

Rats maybe different, but, I have never seen one.

Don't quote me dammit, PETA doesn't like me much.

Snap Snap

By Stable Hand at 05:12 PM | Comments |

January 28, 2013

Who Said This? 'Nothing's going to stop me! Not even deaths!'..

From Bronco Bama's cousin aka Dr Wolf: Guess-who-said-it game:

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Here's how one prominent politician recently described his plans for energy production:
There are going to be screw-ups. There are going to be bankruptcies. There'll be indictments and there'll be deaths. But we're going to keep going - and nothing's going to stop me."
So guess guess who said it. Was it...:

(A) An evil Republican whose hellbent lust for profits compels him to lay the Keystone oil pipeline even if it destroys the environment.

or

(B) A peace-loving Democrat whose benevolent quest for wholesomeness inspires him to force taxpayers to fund solar power plants so we can save Mother Earth and sing kumbaya.

Me thinks the kumbaya one.

By Stable Hand at 01:34 PM | Comments |

January 09, 2013

Its Hot Don!

2012 Was Hottest Ever in U.S.

the year of a surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt and a huge storm that caused broad devastation in the Middle Atlantic States, turns out to have been the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States.

How hot was it?

Add your super sizzling predictions of doom on comments below.

By Howie at 09:37 AM | Comments |

November 27, 2012

Sh*t?

No, really: Ancient poo gives clues to human impact on environment

US scientists say they can track early human movements by analysing molecules in ancient faecal matter.

Researchers were able to use prehistoric poo to establish the presence and size of a population dating back over 7,000 years.

They argue the method could be used to distinguish human from natural impacts on past environments.

Details have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

When you take your next poo remember somewhere down the line someone has a stick and...global warming.

Poo is such a funny word for shit, feces, dump etc., which bring to mind this:

Nonsensical post of the day brought to you by poo.

By Stable Hand at 08:52 AM | Comments |

November 08, 2012

Bronco Bamma May Levy Carbon Tax To Cut Deficit

Shorter: I won

Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.

A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates. “Applied to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 baseline, this would halve the fiscal deficit by 2022,” Robins said…

$154 billion by 2021 will do what? to our current debt of $16,214,358,823,745.30 (+)?

This is really all about social justice, via the EPA's environmentalists wackos:

At app 27 minutes in "Sustainability" and concept of "Sustainable Development": "Healthy Environments", Strong Economies, Sustainable Society's & Social Justice". "Anti-colonialism, Eco-feminism & Eco-socialism can be part of sustainability too."

Related I won:

Case in Which Dick Morris Wasn't Wrong[2nd Amendment & UN]
November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation
Environmentalism archives

By Stable Hand at 09:03 AM | Comments |

October 15, 2012

Report: 'Climate Change' One Of The Top Five Threats to National Security

Nat'l Defense Mag

Climate Change: The national security ramifications of climate change are severe, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. While the topic of climate change has been hugely politicized, Panetta casts the issue as a serious security crisis. “In the 21st century, we recognize that climate change can impact national security — ranging from rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters that raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” Panetta said. The administration projects that the change wrought by a warming planet will lead to new conflicts over refugees and resources and catastrophic natural disasters, all of which would require increased U.S. military support and resources. The scientific community, in this area, cannot agree on what it will take to reverse this trend. There is agreement, though, that there is no silver bullet.
Quote: "increased U.S. military support and resources"

I point you to this video from FNC's Breit Baier special: Behind Obama's Green Agenda:

The US Embassy in Vienna celebrated "greening" by using a Government Motors product, the Chevy Volt. A good time was had by all, champagne sipping, etc. The Obama administration had no problem with funding this wonderful achievement.

In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.

The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”

Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.

In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions."

Meanwhile in Libya, there were no Chevy Volts or other "climate change solutions" to celebrate, I suppose.

The "greening" of our national security can be summed up with these two images:


Obama Administration: "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive". Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods are dead but General Motors is alive.

Nuff said.

By Stable Hand at 10:40 AM | Comments |

October 11, 2012

Must Watch: Behind Obama's Green Agenda

I watched this Bret Baier special on FNC last weekend. Well worth 40 minutes of your time.

At app 27 minutes in, which caught my eye while watching the special, "Sustainability" and concept of "Sustainable Development": "Healthy Environments, Strong Economies, Sustainable Society & Social Justice". "Anti-colonialism, Eco-feminism & Eco-socialism can be part of sustainability too."

Like I said, this is a much watch.

h/t Heartland.org

By Stable Hand at 02:24 PM | Comments |

June 10, 2012

Video: Obama's Green Jobs: What's In A Name?

Do you know what the Obama Administration considers a "green job"? Do you know what "green jobs" even means? We asked Obama's top Dept of Labor statistician. See the full Oversight Committee hearing here:

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/addressing-concerns-about-the-integrity-of...

6-6-12: Oversight Productions

Word

By Stable Hand at 12:23 PM | Comments |

May 16, 2012

Van Jones Admits He And Fellow Environmentalists Kept Quiet
During Gulf Oil Spill Because Obama Was President

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FORWARD!!

[ZIP].......You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill. I guarantee you, if John McCain had been President, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been President with that oil spill, I’d have been out there with a sign protesting. I didn’t, because of who the President was.....[More..]
Ooopsy, the former Green Jobs Czar admitted this in a C-SPAN video [Powerline]

Update: The Blaze has video of the part when Van Jones admitted this:

By Stable Hand at 10:20 AM | Comments |

May 10, 2012

Obama's Soros-Controlled Energy Council

Via BigG

When politicians want to look busy while avoiding tough decisions during an election year, what do they do? They form commissions and councils.

And when President Barack Obama saw Americans struggling with higher gasoline and home energy prices, did he encourage more domestic oil exploration, off-shore drilling, or coal production, while lowering taxes on energy? Of course not.[...]

But to expedite this natural gas boom, President Obama recently decided to form an interagency natural gas council run by Cecilia Muñoz, a former community organizer with La Raza and White House bureaucrat with deep ties to George Soros, the billionaire investor who made his fortune in currency trading throughout the world while bankrolling liberal political efforts. Muñoz formerly led the Open Society Institute and the Center for Community Change, two organizations which are directly connected to Soros, MoveOn.org, ACORN, and other fringe groups with a long record of opposing the development of America's oil and coal resources[...]

But if natural gas is an already cheap and abundant source of energy, why would we subsidize it?

The answer may be that the Soros Fund Management, which is Soros' investment vehicle, owns more than $90 million of shares in a Vancouver, British Columbia company which produces the same natural gas-powered engines which the act would encourage the use of[Continue reading..]

Probably related:
Friends of Ex-EPA Official Al, Crucify, Armendariz? Stop the Frack Attack Rally Planned 7/28/2012

By Stable Hand at 11:05 AM | Comments |

May 07, 2012

Thunder Lizards!

The latest bit of climate scare science gives a whole new meaning to the term Thunder Lizards!

Daily Mail:

Dinosaurs may be partly to blame for a change in climate because they created so much flatulence, according to leading scientists.

Professor Graeme Ruxton of St Andrews University, Scotland, said the giant animals spent 150 years emitting the potent global warming gas, methane.

Large plant-eating sauropods would have been the main culprits because of the huge amounts of greenery they consumed.

The team calculated the animals would have collectively produced more than 520m tons of methane a year - more than all today's modern sources put together.

It is thought these huge amounts could easily have been enough to warm the planet.

Of course they leave out that free methane cannot exist for long on a planet with free oxygen and water. Oxygen and water combine to break down Methane. Its the reason that free methane detected on Mars indicates either active volcanism or life. Those are the only two processes that could be putting new methane into Mars' atmosphere. Mars has enough water and free oxygen to have converted all is methane to Formaldehyde unless its continually replaced. The Formaldehyde breaks down again to water and C02.

In fact during the age of Thunder Lizards there was less free oxygen in the atmosphere to convert methane. But that's not the worst. Before life created free oxygen in large amounts the atmosphere contained over 1000 times today's level of methane.

Unfortunately the dinosaurs all died and today methane levels are less than half as they were back then. Had it not been for those pesky meteors and volcanoes wiping out the pesky thunder lizards we might have been able to skip a couple of the half dozen or so ice ages between then and now.

Which points out something. Climate stasis is a myth. Earth's climate is always changing, it is never stable. Climate scientists pointing out grave consequences from our actions on climate aren't wrong, but the assumption that we nor the earth can survive is incorrect.

The Earth and its life have survived even larger shifts in climate and atmosphere over geologic history. Our contributions are not even the largest recorded influence on these systems.

Still life goes on and environmental science keeps propagating the myth of man made climate stability. Even if we spent every dollar on earth to impose a false climatic stasis on the earth. The first super volcanic eruption or asteroid strike would undo all our work in a matter of days if not minutes. And there's not a damn thing we could do about it.

My opinion, as always, is that our inability to adapt to constantly changing climatic conditions is a myth. As big as the myth that we have the ability to control it.

Update by SH:

It's true!!

By Howie at 11:36 AM | Comments |

May 06, 2012

Friends of Ex-EPA Official Al, Crucify, Armendariz?
Stop the Frack Attack Rally Planned 7/28/2012

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Let see, Al Armendariz of "crucify" fame went under the Obama Bus on April 30th after Sen Inhofe released a video of Armendariz's remarks and also announced an investigation over this incident. Before I continue, here is some background info on Mr Armendariz from Energy Indepth I think is important:.

One of Armendariz’s original claims to fame — or infamy, perhaps — was his paper in 2009, which found that “the oil and gas sector likely has greater emissions than motor vehicles” in the five counties comprising the Dallas-Fort Worth region (“emissions,” in this case, referred to nitrogen oxides [NOx] and volatile organic compounds [VOCs]). That paper, written while Armendariz was a professor at Southern Methodist University, was widely celebrated by activists, who — possibly as a “thank you” to the professor — actively pushed for Armendariz to be appointed Administrator of EPA’s Region VI office. Upon assuming office, groups like the **Sierra Club celebrated, calling it “great news” because the industry was “having an ‘oh sh–’ moment” about the appointment Other shale opponents, including area resident ***Sharon Wilson, appeared happily in pictures with Armendariz.
Back to the fracking, pun intended, rally. Note the date on the media release:"Help stop the frack attack
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2012

Contact:
Calvin Tillman: 940-453-3640
Kari Matsko: 440-579-5314
John Fenton: 307 856-7098 or 307-709-2540
Don Morrison: 701-224-8587
Jason Pitt, Sierra Club[Handy Soros Guide..ed]: 202-675-6272
Lauren Pagel, Earthworks: 202-887-1872 x107
Continued below the fold, be sure to read it all so you know what the heck I am talking about:

Concerned Citizens Announce Date for the Largest Fracking Rally in Washington, DC

National Day of Action will bring thousands to Washington, DC to put the public interest before drilling industry profits

Washington, D.C—Today citizens from affected communities, together with environmental organizations and community groups, announced a call to action to demand an end to putting oil and gas drilling profits ahead of public health, clean water and air and the safety of our communities. This event will be the largest of its kind and will take place in on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, Washington, DC from 10am to 2pm on July 28th, 2012.....

Mr Armendariz resigned on the 30th of April and two days later environmental activists connected to him announce a rally. Coincidence? I think not. The website is registered to Earthworks and lo and behold here is a statement from **Sharon Wilson, at her website, regarding Mr Armendariz's resignation. Note who she organizes for: Gas Mafia Wins Again, Beloved Dr. Al Has Resigned
“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”Obi Wan"

Statement of Sharon Wilson (Texas Sharon),
Earthworks’ Gulf Regional Organizer, on the resignation of
EPA Region 6 Administrator Dr. Al Armendariz

Nuff said, nope, they aren't going away any time soon. Here is their list of endorsing organizations, some are global and
350.org especially looked interesting
. Every environmental group you can think of appears somewhere on the list of organizations behind this. And Soros, naturally.

Another protest to look forward too. I hope by that time Sen Inhofe's investigation is further along. Besides, what's with Obi Wan? Blasphemy!

Update: Related: EPA's Plan for Implementing UN’s Agenda 21.

h/t Deetz

Also: Discover the Networks: Fracking, the Latest Battlefield in the Green War Against Jobs[PDF]

By Stable Hand at 06:42 PM | Comments |

April 22, 2012

The Truth About Earth Day

Yes, we mock. For example, we went grocery shopping today in a Suburban that gets about 3 miles to the gallon (yes I know, Government Motors, it's a rental, long story) and chuckled about it.

El Sooper, however, details Earth Day's bloody past.

We can joke about Earth Day, but Earth Day is no joke.

By Vinnie at 06:36 PM | Comments |

February 13, 2012

What's Next, Calling The EPA?

I mean, he did contaminate the soil with lead and all.

The former Marine wrote on his Facebook page that Child Protective Services officials came to his home in Stanly Co. on Saturday and interviewed him and his daughter — separately — after viewers of the video called with concerns about his actions. He said the police also stopped by. “The police by the way said ‘Kudos, sir,’ ” Jordan wrote. "I actually had a "thank you" from an entire detectives squad. And another police officer is using it in a positive manner in his presentation for the school system. How’s about those apples? Didn’t expect THAT when you called the cops did you?”

Ah yes. "Those concerned with his actions" always stand ready to pronounce their regal judgement on those of us who use novel yet common sense ways to try and educate our children about what is right and what is wrong. Stupid effing ninnies.

I would have called CPS myself if he had posted a video of him beating the crap out of his daughter, but, he didn't do that. He's being pilloried now because he dared use an evil tool of destruction (gun!! eeek!!!) to teach a kid a lesson.

I won't be surprised if any number of alphabet soup government agencies show up at his house in the near future.

By Vinnie at 06:19 PM | Comments |

October 22, 2011

Enviro-Astroturfing

I'm guessing this kind of thing is much more common than we believe.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:58 PM | Comments |

May 16, 2011

Wind Energy to Kill, Harm and Harass Endangered Species

(Toronto, Ontario) In accordance with Ontario's Green Energy initiative, a Gilead Power Corp. wind energy project has been planned for the shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County.

Unfortunately, the wind project will likely harm endangered species.

The 9-turbine, 22.5 MW project would consume 324 hectares of land currently owned by the Crown, and produce enough electricity for 6,000 homes.[…]

Gilead's permit application doesn't tip-toe around the fact that the endangered Blanding's turtle and whippoorwill will suffer.

In fact, the permit's exact phrasing is asking "to allow Gilead Power Corporation to kill, harm and harass Blanding’s Turtle and Whip-poor-will as well as damage and destroy the habitat of Whip-poor-will for the purpose of the development and operation of Ostrander Point Wind Energy Park".

Gilead Power said it will do what it can to save the endangered turtle and bird but there are no guarantees.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 01:30 PM | Comments |

May 07, 2011

On the Dark Side of Environmentalism

Two movies, one great theme.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:52 PM | Comments |

March 26, 2011

Sandcrawler PSA: Set Your Clocks to Trip Your Circuit Breaker

Tonight is Earth Hour!

Be sure to spin your meter at 8:30 p.m.

That is all.

By Stable Hand at 10:20 AM | Comments |

December 28, 2010

al-Gore has Competition

By Howie at 10:35 AM | Comments |

December 15, 2010

Animal Rights Terrorism Alive and Well at UCLA

Yeah ... it is UCLA, but it's still bad.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:31 PM | Comments |

December 10, 2010

More Friday Funny: God Has A Sense Of Humor Edition

Because down at the climate summit in Cancun, they're probably serving more hot toddies than frozen margaritas.

The irony: As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F.

Of course, they'll say that the record cold in Cancun is caused by..... global warming. Muy estupido!

By Vinnie at 06:39 PM | Comments |

November 09, 2010

al-Gore's Climate Trading Exchange Goes Belly Up

All the sweet sound of cap and trade's death rattle.

Global warming-inspired cap and trade has been one of the most stridently debated public policy controversies of the past 15 years. But it is dying a quiet death. In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on Oct. 21 that it will be ending carbon trading – the only purpose for which it was founded – this year.

At its founding in November 2000, it was estimated that the size of CCX’s carbon trading market could reach $500 billion. That estimate ballooned over the years to $10 trillion.

Al Capone tried to use Prohibition to muscle in on a piece of all the action in Chicago. The CCX’s backers wanted to use a new prohibition on carbon emissions to muscle in on a piece of, quite literally, all the action in the world.

The CCX was the brainchild of Northwestern University business professor Richard Sandor, who used $1.1 million in grants from the Chicago-based left-wing Joyce Foundation to launch the CCX. For his efforts, Time named Sandor as one of its Heroes of the Planet in 2002 and one of its Heroes of the Environment in 2007.

The CCX seemed to have a lock on success. Not only was a young Barack Obama a board member of the Joyce Foundation that funded the fledgling CCX, but over the years it attracted such big name climate investors as Goldman Sachs and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management.

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Hat Tip: John.

By Howie at 09:15 AM | Comments |

October 20, 2010

Extreme Girls: All Obi One's Radical Women

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Michelle has a rejoiner to Maureen Dowd's hit piece "Mean Republican Women:

My column today is a rejoinder to Maureen Dowd’s plaintive wail about Republican Mean Girls in the NY Times on Sunday. I’ll take a GOP mama grizzly who wants government to leave you alone over a Democrat bully bureaucrat any day. As yesterday’s failed attacks on *Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, and Sharron Angle showed, the ladies of the Right have the harridans of the Left in a frenzy. If you’re catching flak, you’re over the target.[Read the rest..]
Excellent smackdown Michelle!

Related:
*Daily Kos: Markos Is Sew Smert!!
White House, When You Do A News Dump Get Your Stories Straight[Carol Browner]
Obama Buried Damning Report[Kathleen Sebelius]
"Don't Drop the Soap" Board Game[Kathleen Sebelius]
Obi One Reaching Out Quiety To Muslims Of America[Valerie Jarret]
Envoy: Obama Is America's "Educator in Chief on Islam", Will Support Criminalizing Defamation of Religion[Valerie Jarret]

By Stable Hand at 11:28 AM | Comments |

October 10, 2010

My Inbox:

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My replies, when one isn'tenough:

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Meh......

By Stable Hand at 01:40 PM | Comments |

August 02, 2010

Wind-Power Complaint Avoidance Scheme



(Ione, Oregon) To avoid complaints about noise from wind-power turbines, a New York company, Caithness Energy, is buying the silence of residents. Local people will be given $5,000 to sign a waiver saying they won't complain about the excessive noise emanating from the turbines.

Developers have plans for hundreds of the wind-power units to be erected in Oregon.

It remains to be seen how many of the heralded eco-sensitive Oregonians will whore their environmentalism for pieces of gold.(more....)

By at 08:40 AM | Comments |

June 15, 2010

$1 A Day For The Children

How could you not, you selfish bastards!

Oh, I don't know, maybe because global warming provisions to correct climate change is full of shiat.

Politico:

“There’ll be some people who will want to demagogue that politically, but that’s less than $1 a day,” Lieberman told reporters. “Is the American household willing to pay less than $1 so we don’t have to buy oil from foreign countries, so we can create millions of new jobs, so we can clean up our environment? I think the answer is going to be yes.”

That's funny. I think the answer is "Fu(k Off". This is Ofumble's lanquid response to the BP oil spill.....never let a good crisis go to waste? I can't believe how many times this has been applied in O'dog's tenure.

By Ronin at 05:18 PM | Comments |

June 14, 2010

The Gulf Cleanup : Obama Worse Than Useless

It would be bad enough if Captain Kickass was only doing NOTHING to save the Gulf Coast. In reality, the Obama Administration, bowing to union pressure, is actively HINDERING the cleanup effort by preventing foreign vessels from assisting in the effort.

Via Heritage:

According to one newspaper, European firms could complete the [oil clean up] in four months, rather than an estimated nine months if done only by the U.S. Working with the U.S., the cleanup could be accomplished in three months. The Belgian firm DEME contends it can clean up the oil with accuracy at a depth of 2,000 meters. Another European firm with capabilities is the Belgian firm Jan De Nul Group. There are also Dutch companies with similar special equipment capable of accelerating cleaning-up the Gulf. The Belgians and the Dutch are also long time NATO allies and as such partners in international security cooperation.

According to the article, no U.S. companies have the ships which can accomplish this task is because those ships would cost twice as much to build in the U.S. as they do outside the country. This is one adverse impact of the Jones Act, which Congress passed in 1920s. This piece of protectionism has only hampered an anemic American maritime industry. It also has prevented a quicker response to the oil spill. European firms do have the expertise to clean up the spill.

More from SandandGravel.com:
"There are well-established federal procedures for waiving the Jones Act to bring in foreign vessels in those situations where American vessels are not available. The American maritime industry has not and will not stand in the way of the use of these well-established waiver procedures to address this crisis."

As highlighted elsewhere in Dredging News Online, a number of well known dredging companies based in Europe say they have offered to help tackle the spill but that their offers have not been taken up by the Obama administration."

There's a PETITION posted HERE demanding the Obama Administration take action and WAIVE the Jones Act. Whatever else you do, call your Congressman and Senators.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 09:56 AM | Comments |

June 11, 2010

White House, When You Do A News Dump Get Your Stories Straight

Update on: Shocka!! Experts Say White House 'Misrepresented' Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium

FNC: White House Rejects Claim It Skewed Expert Opinion to Justify Drilling Ban

White House energy adviser Carol Browner on Friday rejected accusations from a panel of experts who claim the administration misrepresented their views to justify a six-month ban on offshore drilling in response to the BP oil rig disaster.

The denial came after the experts alleged that the Interior Department modified a report in late May that was used as the basis for the sweeping moratorium on existing drilling and new permits.

Though the report claimed the analysts, picked by the National Academy of Engineering, "peer reviewed" the department's recommendations, the experts say the two paragraphs that called for the moratorium were added only after they signed off on it.

To the contrary, the experts warn that such a moratorium could not only harm the economy but make the situation in the Gulf more dangerous. The April 20 oil rig explosion occurred while the Deepwater Horizon well was being shut down -- a move that is much more dangerous than continuing ongoing drilling, they said.

"A blanket moratorium is not the answer," they wrote in a letter claiming Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar's report "misrepresents" their position. "A blanket moratorium will have the indirect effect of harming thousands of workers and further impact state and local economies suffering from the spill."

Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized to those experts.

BTW, doesn't Obi Ones "Climate Czar" have socialist ties?

Never let a serious a good crisis go to waste, Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals".

By Stable Hand at 03:25 PM | Comments |

May 11, 2010

Oh Noes!!*!&#%!! Ecocide!

More about Ecocide at NewsBusters

Update: Removed tree thingy and also put Ecocide lyrics below fold. Damn irritating seeing that rolling screen of BS.


Lyrics | Earth Crisis lyrics - Ecocide lyrics

By Stable Hand at 05:36 PM | Comments |

May 02, 2010

Carbon-Capture Face Mask for Human Breath

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Scientists seeking ways to save the planet and spur environmental industry expansion have created the carbon-capture face mask to scrub carbon dioxide from human breath. Plant seeds are preloaded into the mask to germinate and grow. After sufficient root presence, the seeds can be put in soil.

Anticipating more environmental breakthroughs, I suppose that we'll soon see a methane-capture sustainability filter for human gas exhaust. Remember, everything deserves consideration when saving the planet.

By at 06:33 PM | Comments |

April 30, 2010

Look, Your Worshipfulness

hansolo2.JPGLet's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.

Actor, environmental activist and pilot Harrison Ford, who owns seven airplanes, told his environmental critics that he will "start walking everywhere when they start walking everywhere.”

Ford spoke on Capitol Hill on Tuesday about general aviation at an event sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. In light of criticism Ford has received from envrionmentalists about his use of airplanes, CNSNews.com asked him if his environmental activism coupled with his flying was a “contradiction.”

Ford said, “They’re quite right. I’ll start walking everywhere when they start walking everywhere.”

By Howie at 02:19 PM | Comments |

March 09, 2010

Depend On Ocean/Inland Fishing For A Living/Tourism? Sorry Sez Obama NOAA & WWF & IFAW

Your input is no longer accepted, love Obi One


The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.

This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.

That's a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force. These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the process was a charade from the beginning.

"When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed their successful campaign to convince the Ontario government to end one of the best scientifically managed big game hunts in North America (spring bear), the results of their agenda had severe economic impacts on small family businesses and the tourism economy of communities across northern and central Ontario," said Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs for Shimano.

"Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.

Ya, that will really help save/create jobs by destroying them.

By Stable Hand at 12:34 PM | Comments |

In The Age Of Obama, Even Chickens Are Being Laid Off

Being replaced by "eco-friendly eggs."

So.......................... eggs from an actual chicken aren't "eco-friendly?"

Let's see.

Shell - Biodegradable

Yolk - Biodegradable

Egg White - Biodegradable

By the way, how much does it cost to produce an "eco-friendly" egg versus just paying the pittance for an actual chicken?

Really? Is this what our pathetic government has become?

By Vinnie at 12:06 AM | Comments |

February 08, 2010

Endangered Species Condom Program

California Condor.jpgReportedly, species of animals and plants are endangered because of human overpopulation and the Center for Biological Diversity is launching a program to minimize homo sapiens procreation. Free condoms emblazoned with images of endangered species will be distributed to prevent pregnancies.

Heh. Imagine a latex-clad member sporting the image of a California condor (right). Eco-friendly intimacy, eh? Frankly, I would sense a bit of bad karma or negative mojo putting images of endangered and, presumably, unfit-to-survive species on my jewels.

Nevertheless, the biological diversity crowd see the primary conflict as endangered species versus people and they are rooting for the endangered species. (More ....)

By at 02:01 PM | Comments |

December 18, 2009

Yay, We Just Gave Away 33 Billion

Hyscience:

bama flew to record-breaking cold in Copenhagen and just couldn't help himself. He couldn't leave without handing out $33 billion of American taxpayers' money for "in climate reparations."
Update: Related graph blows away climate stasis myth.

By Howie at 09:13 AM | Comments |