From the category archives:


Bundy Ranch Standoff Ends

April 13, 2014

Hopefully you’ve been paying attention to events happening in Nevada regarding rancher Clive Bundy’s conflict with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — it says a lot about what is bubbling beneath the surface in DC and across the nation. The case is simple: Bundy has to pay grazing fees to the federal government since [...]

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It’s Cold — VORTEX Cold!

January 6, 2014

If you live in the central or northeast United States, <newsflash!> it’s cold! But in today’s America, everything must be a crisis. So, that makes this particular very cold snap a “polar vortex.”  Ominous, isn’t it?  We even name winter storms now.  In some places we even have local (ahem) superintendents robo-calling entire towns to [...]

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Someone Broke the Global Warming Hockey Stick

April 4, 2013

Turns out that the classic Algore-style global warming hockey stick is broken. In a study released March 8, some climate scientists set themselves up to be the latest batch cool kids showing that the Earth still has a temperature.  Their study showed the obligatory apocalyptic hockey stick in the Earth’s temperature during the 20th Century [...]

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My Sandy Experience

November 4, 2012

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back [...]

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Blue Moon for Armstrong

August 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong was laid to rest today, which happens to be a blue moon, when a full moon occurs twice within the same calender month.  There won’t be another one until July 2015.  Armstrong’s family wants people to look out at the moon tonight and give Neil a wink. Armstrong’s passing was even mentioned in [...]

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EPA Targets Asthma Inhalers

September 24, 2011

Through an Obama Administration EPA dictate, by 2012 the old-style CFC-filled asthma inhaler will be replaced by a more environmentally-friendly one which will cost nearly twice as much and will not work in the same way as the present inhalers. As someone who outgrew childhood asthma (only to replace it with annoying seasonal allergies), I [...]

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My Hurricane was Mostly a Breeze

August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene really devastated some areas, but generally not mine.  New Jersey got tons of rain with a few significant gusts.  In my area the worst gusts hit with the sun shining Sunday afternoon, after nearly 2o straight hours of rain. Although the eye came literally within 30 miles from where I live, I never [...]

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The Northeast Quake

August 23, 2011

There I was having lunch with a friend at Chili’s when the walls started to throb a bit.  It was kind of like there was a kid on the other side of the wall pushing and releasing the shoddy the wall in an annoying manner, mixed with the feeling Chili’s had a large washing machine [...]

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Algore’s Climate “Bull$&*t”

August 9, 2011

Check out this audio of Algore at the Aspen Institute’s “Networks and Citizenship” media panel.  Algore has been wacky for over a decade now, but he’s become plainly unhinged over the fallout from Climate Gate.  At least he has real entertainment value now.

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Is Global Warming Up in Smoke?

May 15, 2011

Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). If you believe in it, then the world is on fire, the sky is falling, and we’re all going to die because of our past and present sins!  Damn the industrial age, the capitalist system, and the deniers or we’ll destroy the planet!  As a result, one can appreciate the fervor [...]

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Japan Picks Up After Earthquake, Tsunami

March 12, 2011

Yesterday’s massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake moved the Japanese coast of Honshu Island about 8 feet in places and was powerful enough to cause the Earth’s axis to wobble about 4 inches.  It also created a tsunami roughly as powerful as the big Indonesian quake produced back in 2004.  While the death toll remains low compared [...]

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Nature is More Resilient Than We Think

July 29, 2010

60,000 barrels of oil a day gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.  Environmental Disaster.  The worst oil spill in the history of the world.  A disaster beyond epic proportions, which will plague the Gulf for years to come.  We’ve been hearing about this for months now, with no end in sight.  The Federal Government under the [...]

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Obama’s Oily Malaise Speech

June 16, 2010

I’m not sure how much of Obama’s speech last night you could stomach, but just in case you want to read it here’s a transcript.  I agree with those who thought he looked small in front of the Oval Office backdrop.  As Rush said earlier today on his radio show, Obama looked like a man [...]

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Oil Spill: It’s Not Katrina, It’s 9/11!

June 14, 2010

Here’s the latest gem from our increasingly overwhelmed President: “In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.” Really?  So, this isn’t comparable to [...]

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Poll: Oil Spill Becoming Obama’s Katrina

June 7, 2010

I want to stay consistent on this point:  Obama did not cause the oil spill, it was Dick Cheney using Halliburton’s Oil Spill Machine that did it — duh! (you have to say “duh” in this case with that ditsy and annoying upward inflection) That being said, when you’re President you get praise when things [...]

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N’Obama in 2012 is Unrealistic

June 6, 2010

Some believe, including the much-cited article by Peter Ferrara at the American Spectator, that the current political climate surrounding President Obama will ultimately force him to either resign or make him politically unable to run in the 2012 Elections.  Here’s the thought:  Obama’s got the oil spill and the deepening Sestak scandal to deal with, [...]

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The BP Oil Spill was Not Bush’s Fault

May 26, 2010

Yesterday, the soon-to-be former Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut (phew!), finally blamed the BP Gulf oil spill on George W. Bush.  Check the video at about 1:20 or so for the good stuff. Honestly, I was beginning to wonder what was taking them so long! But, truth be told, Dodd’s all wrong:  Bush has a [...]

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New Oil Tax in the Works

May 24, 2010

In order to pay for the Gulf oil spill and to punish BP for having the nerve to drill at all, Congress is set to sneak a 32-cent tax per barrel of oil into a larger spending bill as early as tomorrow.  That’s a quadrupling which will, of course, ripple up the chain to your [...]

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Fifty Years of the Pill: “Unplanned” Outcomes

May 11, 2010

Fifty years after the FDA approved use of the birth control pill a funny thing happened:  suddenly science has 50 years of data to look through, cutting through the old propaganda. Today I found a really interesting article by Daniel J. Flynn at The American Spectator which puts some counter-intuitive arguments under the statistical light [...]

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Flooding in New England

March 31, 2010

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been non-existent the past few days.  This is primarily because New England has had its worst streak of rainstorms in the last fifty years, and its worst flooding in a century today, with roads closed all over New England.  For me, this meant four inches of standing water in [...]

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8.8 Quake Hits Chile

February 27, 2010

A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at about 3:34am local time.  Aftershocks have followed throughout the morning, day and now into the night.  The power of the quake set off a tsunami which is (at the very moment I write this post) hitting Hawaii with about an 8-foot swell.  Because of the new early [...]

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A Nor’easter by Any Other Name

February 25, 2010

Central Jersey already has had about three or four inches and it’s going to get much worse.  In the midst of all this global warming, we have another double-digit snow storm (the third in February alone!).  We should have 10-16 more inches before tomorrow afternoon as the latest Nor’easter hits this area. “Nor’easters” are large [...]

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Attaching a Price to Carbon, the Most Basic Element of Life

February 24, 2010

Cap and trade Cap-and-Tax legislation appears to be at a standstill due to a disagreement at the mechanism for setting a price for carbon.  Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (RINO-SC) are attempting to come up with the best way to determine the price for carbon. Think about that [...]

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Phil Jones — No Significant Global Warming Since 1995

February 15, 2010

The UK Daily Mail has published this article focusing on hacked ClimateGate scientist Phil Jones’ admission that there has NOT been any statistically significant global warming since 1995!  Ouch — that’s 15 years! Think 1995 for a second:  Newt and crew take over Congress for the first time;  Jacques Chirac becomes President of France;  the [...]

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Climate Gate Scientists Broke the Law

January 28, 2010

Climate Gate scientists responsible for forging the data involved in the climate change hoax also broke the law, according to Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office.  By refusing to hand over source data when requested, the commissioner found that the climate scientists at the University of East Anglia violated Britain’s Freedom of Information Act.  These revelations came [...]

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The New Model for Political Fundraising

January 12, 2010

The NRCC, NRSC, and RNC are experiencing financial issues.  They are not meeting their fund raising targets, and are lagging behind the Democrats in both money raised and cash-on-hand.  Why is this the case, when the political mood seems to sharply favor Republicans and be antagonistic towards Democrats?  The answer is simple.  Conservatives have had [...]

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Brrr.. It’s Cold Outside

January 11, 2010

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, it’s quite cold out.  Temperatures are below freezing in Florida, Great Britain recently suffered its worst snowstorm in 20 years, and the temperatures so far this winter in most of the U.S. and the world have been well below their average for long stretches of time.  A fluke, you may [...]

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Climate Change is Natural? You Don’t Say…

December 15, 2009

Today, the UK’s Daily Express listed 100 Reasons why climate change is natural.  Well, of course it is!  But, apparently with all the craziness in Copenhagen, this UK news source has decided to list some pretty common sense factoids for one to chew on. Not all on this list are completely airtight, but neither are [...]

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The ClimateGate Data Manipulation

December 10, 2009

Ace of Spades has the most succinct and thorough explanation yet of how ClimateGate proves that the methodology and data that has been used to support the theory of global warming is a complete farce.  The warmers are still trying to say that the email scandal at CRU is only one dataset in a theory [...]

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Don’t Breathe, It’s Now Harmful to Public Health

December 7, 2009

Well, I suppose one can breathe IN, just not OUT! CO2 is a danger to public health;  so says the Environmental Protection Agency today in a Pearl Harbor-like surprise that’s slated to doom our long-term economic future. In 2007, the Supreme Court allowed the regulation greenhouse gases, including CO2, by the EPA.  Seeing Cap-and-Trade about [...]

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