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  • QUENTIN LETTS: How I was vaporised by the BBC's Green Gestapo after daring to mock the Met Office...

    12/11/2015 12:32:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    dailymailUK ^ | 09:05 EST, 11 December 2015 | Quenten Letts
    George Orwell devised the word 'unperson' to describe someone who had so offended official thought, he or she was vaporised - not just liquidated but wiped from the record for eternity. That way the unperson couldn't set a bad example. All memory of the impertinence would be forgotten, Comrades! ... When a Politburo member called Nikolai Yezhov, People's Commissar for Water Transport, fell out of favour with Joseph Stalin in 1940, he was not just killed. A photograph of him beside Stalin in happier days was doctored to remove all trace of the unfortunate Yezhov. It was as though he...
  • Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

    08/31/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    An Inspector General of the Department of Energy report that picked over the bones of the Solyndra green energy fiasco placed most of the blame on Solyndra executives for losing more than $500 million in taxpayer money. But a close reading shows DOE made plenty of mistakes as well. The report authored by DOE Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman came just short of calling Solyndraís highest officials liars, saying their actions during the loan process were ďat best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally deceive and mislead the Department.Ē While the 13-page report...
  • Crushing the Poor & Middle Class with the EPA

    08/05/2015 2:51:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Vadum
    President Obama is surreptitiously colluding with radical anti-growth environmentalists to force ideologically driven carbon-emission controls on the energy industry that will devastate the U.S. economy, congressional investigators have discovered. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drew up rules aimed at limiting carbon emissions from power-generation plants, "key stakeholders ó including the American public ó had little to no influence over the debate while powerful environmental activist groups were given unprecedented access to and influence over administration officials," the Washington Times reported yesterday. Collusion between the EPA and the green's isn't exactly breaking news. They've been doing it for years, but...
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of ďthe reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regionsĒ. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • Uh oh: California solar plant fries thousands of birds in mid-flight

    08/18/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Oh, dear. They even have a name for them: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plantís concentrated sun rays ó ďstreamers,Ē for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one ďstreamerĒ every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operatorís application to build a still-bigger version.The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed....
  • Death by Delay [The old Reds have become the new Greens]

    07/02/2014 1:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 2, 2014 | Viv Forbes
    There was a time, before the baby-boom generation took over, when we took pride in the achievements of our builders, producers, and innovators. There was always great celebration when settler families got a phone, a tractor, a bitumen road, or electric power. An oil strike or a gold discovery made headlines, and people welcomed new businesses, new railways, and new inventions. Science and engineering were revered, and the wealth delivered by these human achievements enabled the builders and their children to live more rewarding lives, with more leisure, more time for culture and crusades, and greater interest in taking better...
  • CNN Anchor Shamelessly Rages Against ĎClimate Change Deniersí During Straight News Hour

    05/21/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fresh off promises from CNN boss Jeff Zucker that the channel will pursue more stories on global warming ¬ó whether their audience likes it or not ¬ó CNN anchor Carol Costello presided over a segment with two religious figures agreeing that to deny climate change is to sin against God. But Costello did much more than just moderate the ¬ďdebate,¬Ē railing against ¬ďdeniers¬Ē and questioning whether they¬íre ¬ďreading the Bible.¬Ē In the eye-popping intro to the segment ¬ó which aired during CNN¬ís ¬ďNewsroom¬Ē, not an opinion program ¬ó Costello pulls no punches while savaging those who dare to question the...
  • Greenpeace sails out to confront Russian tanker

    04/28/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    AMSTERDAM (AP) ó Greenpeace International says it is sending a ship out to protest the arrival of a tanker that is bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic circle to Rotterdam. The environmental group said Monday it has sent the "Rainbow Warrior III" to meet the Russian-flagged Mikhail Ulyanov. Greenpeace spokesman Arin de Hoog could not immediately say Monday when the two vessels are expected to meet and what form the protest will take. In September, 28 of the group's activists and two freelance journalists were arrested and charged with piracy after a...
  • In the Midwest, farmers leading the way on solar power

    01/27/2014 3:23:15 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    midwestenergynews ^ | 1-27-14 | Karen Uhlenhuth
    Solar installations have been taking off in many areas of the Midwest, but perhaps nowhere more so than in farm country. ďItís a huge buzz now throughout the agriculture industry,Ē said Todd Miller, sales director for CB Solar in Ankeny, Iowa. In Washington County, Iowa, for example, farmers with access to an unusual and lucrative combination of federal, state and utility incentives were anticipating payback periods of as little as two years, according to Ed Raber, director of the countyís economic development corporation. In Washington County, Iowa, for example, farmers with access to an unusual and lucrative combination of federal,...
  • Just Hit The NOAA Motherlode ( Hide the Actual Temp Decline )

    01/22/2014 10:10:42 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 19 replies ^ | January 19, 2014 | Steven Goddard
    I spent the evening comparing USHCN V1 and V2 graphs, and discovered a huge discrepancy between their V1 and V2 adjustments. This is their current US graph. Note that there is a discontinuity at 1998, which doesnít look right. Globally, temperatures plummeted in 1999-2000, but they didnít in the US graph. But when they switched to V2, they started adjusting older temperatures downwards, and left post-2000 temperatures more or less intact. This created a huge jump (greater than one degree) downwards for all years prior to 2000. By the time they are done corrupting the data, they have hidden the...
  • ĎNot looking goodí: Coal workers see future dim amid regulation burden

    01/16/2014 8:35:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Tobin
    Far below the Appalachian Mountains, in a space barely big enough to stand up straight, Bobby Combs works a job his father and his grandfather worked. Coal-mining is the highest-paying job available to him in eastern Kentucky. As he skillfully maneuvers a massive machine and rips into a seam of coal, though, Combs wonders if the family tradition ends with him. ďItís not looking good,Ē he says, dirt smudging his face. Coal has come under the crosshairs of the Obama administration in the push to transition to renewable energy sources. Coal mines are burdened with a never-ending stream of federal...
  • If You Think Communism Is Bad For People, Check Out What It Did To The Environment

    01/13/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2014 | Colin Grabow
    If You Think Communism Is Bad For People, Check Out What It Did To The Environment (And it's not a coincidence or accident of history) When pressed by Twitter critics earlier this month over the horrendous human rights record of his chosen ideology, Jesse ď#FULLCOMMUNISMĒ Myerson struck back with this tweet: 'Jesse A. Myerson @JAMyerson If I have to answer for Soviet gulags, these market/capital twits have to answer for climate collapse, the greatest genocide in history. 8:44 PM - 3 Jan 2014' In addition to being an advocate for an ideology directly responsible for tens of millions of non-war...
  • Global warmingís deranged disciples

    01/12/2014 8:46:05 AM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies
    TheScotsman ^ | 1/12/2014 | Gerald Warner
    CLIMATE change is real and it is happening very fast. The climate of opinion, that is, regarding the rapidly imploding fantasies of the global warming alarmists. After a decade in which sane commentators have been angered and frustrated by the purblind adherence to the warmist superstition by followers of the Al Gore cult ¬Ė prominent among them our own esteemed First Minister and President for Life Designate ¬Ė the whole climate change scam has Ô¨Ānally degenerated into a joke, provoking widespread derision. That has not deterred the climate Gnostics, sustained by their mystical insight into inner truths hidden from sceptics...
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • Inside a green billionaire's Virginia crusade

    11/11/2013 1:48:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS and ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    Tom Steyer is Virginiaís $8 million man. The California billionaire spent nearly that much from his personal fortune to make an example of Republican Ken Cuccinelli for his arch-conservative views on the environment. The sum is more than three times the investment thatís been previously reported, and it nearly matched what the Republican Governors Association, the largest GOP outside spender, put into the Virginia governorís race. It is more money, on a per-vote basis, than the famously prolific conservative donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent in the 2012 presidential election. Steyerís political committee, NextGen Climate Action, publicly entered the Virginia...
  • Yes, Putin's a brute, but it's Greenpeace who are the bigger menace to our future

    10/14/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 13 October 2013 | Dominic Lawson
    Greenpeace, the worldís biggest and most battle-hardened environmental campaigning organisation, is in a state of shock. Last week, Russian investigators said that they had found Ďnarcotic substancesí on board Arctic Sunrise, the Greenpeace vessel they seized after its crew had used it in an attempt to storm an oil rig of the state-controlled firm Gazprom. They added that the drugs included poppy straw, an ingredient for opiates. You would think that Greenpeace might be proud to have been identified as scrupulously organic in its drug use; but its spokesman denounced the Russiansí claim as a Ďsmear, pure and simpleí. Of...
  • Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise seized after drugs found on board

    10/09/2013 5:48:12 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 63 replies
    RAPSI ^ | October 9, 2013
    MOSCOW, October 9 (RAPSI) - Greenpeace activists on trial for maritime piracy in Russia soon may face new charges after drugs were found at the Arctic Sunrise ship, Investigative Committee's official spokesperson Vladimir Markin told journalists on Wednesday. Markin added that the investigators have secured an official court order to seize the ship. Earlier, 30 members of the crew were charged with maritime piracy. "With this new evidence that came to light during the investigation, the charges against the accused will be augmented accordingly. It is very clear to the investigation that a number of participants will be chraged with...
  • Study: Govít losing billions on Ďinefficientí tax subsidies that donít curb climate change

    06/22/2013 12:03:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 21, 2013
    As America's debt rises to unsustainable levels, the U.S. government is losing billions every year on energy tax subsidies that do little to combat climate change. That's according to a tough report released this week by the National Research Council. The non-partisan academic report concluded that current tax policies are a "poor tool" for addressing climate change -- and a costly one. It found energy subsidies in 2011 and 2012 cost $48 billion, with limited results. "Very little if any GHG (greenhouse gas) reductions are achieved at substantial cost with these provisions," the report concluded. The report coincided with a...
  • Why Environmentalists Are Wrong on Keystone XL

    03/07/2013 12:37:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | March 06, 2013 | Robert Rapier
    Ed. note: This piece was first published on Robert Rapier’s R-Squared Energy Blog.If not for the US government’s latest demonstration of incompetence that played out at the end of last week (a.k.a. sequestration), the top news story might have been a report issued by the US State Department late Friday.The report was the Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline project, and it was unwelcome news for environmentalists who have been protesting the crude pipeline extension that would link Canada’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.It may seem arbitrary, given the large number of oil and...
  • Dems blame weather on climate change

    08/01/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Dems blame weather on climate change By Zack Colman - 08/01/12 01:07 PM ET Droughts, heat waves and other severe weather are being exacerbated by climate change, several Senate Democrats contended at a hearing Wednesday. Democrats on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held the hearing to call attention to what they said are the risks of climate change highlighted by severe weather this summer. They also sought to blame Republicans for holding up action to prevent or slow global warming. ďI think we have to recognize that extreme weather conditions have a severe burden and cost on...
  • Wind Farm Makes Presence Known

    07/15/2012 3:55:31 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 14 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 16,2012 | Paula Tracy
    PLYMOUTH ó Growing quickly along the ridge line above the Plymouth area is a 24-turbine wind farm, due to be completed by January. Iberdrola Renewables is erecting the white towers along Tenney and Fletcher mountains just north of Newfound Lake. The towers are visible from Interstate 93 at Exit 26. Large telephone poles are also being built along Tenney Mountain Highway and Fairgrounds Road to support the new electric load that will travel from the area. The electricity will go to a power station near Livermore Falls in Campton and enter the New England grid. Iberdrola Renewables is a Spanish...
  • Heh.: Email 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method

    02/05/2012 11:27:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Tom NelsonEmail 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method Email 600 [Tom Karl, Director of the National Climatic Data Center] We are getting blogged all over for a cover-up of poor global station and US stations we use. They claim NCDC is in a scandal by not providing observerís addresses. In any case Anthony Watts has photographed about 350 stations and finds using our criteria that about 15% are acceptable. I am trying to get some our folks to develop a method to switchover to using the CRN sites, at least in the...
  • Fidel Castro says world marching into abyss with shale gas

    01/05/2012 9:18:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 5, 2012 11:45pm EST | Reporting by Jeff Franks; Editing by Eric Beech
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Thursday the world was on an "inexorable march toward the abyss," which he blamed in part on the discovery and exploitation of vast reserves of so-called "shale gas" around the world. Shale gas is natural gas locked in rock formations that in the past decade has been found in great abundance around the world and is now considered a top source of future energy. Castro, 85, wrote in one of his occasional columns published in Cuban state media that "numerous dangers threaten us, but two of themónuclear war and climate changeóare decisive and...
  • Report says global climate deal hinges on Obama reelection

    01/05/2012 9:46:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/11 | Ben Geman
    Report says global climate deal hinges on Obama reelectionBy Ben Geman - 01/05/12 11:55 AM ET Prospects for striking a binding global climate deal by 2015 are probably toast if President Obama loses in November. Thatís among the conclusions in a wide-ranging, new climate and green energy outlook from banking giant HSBCís research branch. A major outcome from the United Nations climate talks in December was a plan to craft a deal by 2015 ó one that would include big, developing nations such as China ó and have it come into force by 2020. But Obamaís main Republican White House...
  • DOE Mulls Green Energy Loans At $23 Million Per Job

    09/28/2011 7:45:18 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/28/2011 | Sean Higgins
    The Department of Energy is set on Thursday to announce whether nine federal loan guarantees amounting to $6.5 billion for green energy projects will get final approval. The number of full-time, permanent jobs they would create? According to the DOE's own figures, a grand total of 283. That is nearly $23 million per job. It's also a drop in the bucket toward the five million green jobs President Obama promised as a candidate in 2008.
  • How to go out with a bang ó score points for censorship ó (Science Journal EDITOR resigns)

    09/05/2011 12:34:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 5th, 2011 | Joanne
    Full Title: How to go out with a bang ó score points for censorship ó a poseur for honor! An editor has resigned after committing the dastardliest of crimes: He helped publish a skeptical paper in a peer-reviewed journal. God-forbid, imagine a paper being reviewed only by people who have some sympathies with your results? Itís unthinkable. We all know that Nature and Science, for example, dutifully send all the papers by alarmists to at least one skeptical reviewer, and since 97% of 77 climate scientists are alarmists, that means the other two scientists who arenít, are very busy people.†...
  • Delingpole Takes On the Greens: When it comes to global warming, the issue is not about...

    07/16/2011 3:13:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 15, 2011 | Charlie Cooke
    Delingpole Takes On the GreensWhen it comes to global warming, the issue is not about science, but about control. Since London‚Äôs Royal Society was established in 1660, its motto has been Nullius in verba, which translates into English as ‚ÄúTake no man‚Äôs word for it.‚ÄĚ This is an injunction that James Delingpole has clearly taken to heart. In his new book, Watermelons: The Green Movement‚Äôs True Colors, nobody ‚ÄĒ not Ph.D. scientists, not former vice presidents of the United States, not renowned scientific institutions ‚ÄĒ escapes the skeptic‚Äôs eye. For Delingpole, the ‚Äúappeal to authority‚ÄĚ fallacy, on which much of...
  • James Delingpole's Environmental Watermelons: Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

    07/04/2011 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Pajamas TV ^ | 7/4/11 | Roger Simon
    What's an environmentalist? A watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. Hear how old school leftists are using the green movement to push their socialist agenda as Roger L. Simon sits with author James Delingpole.
  • Obama meets young climate activists

    04/16/2011 10:37:25 AM PDT · by Baladas · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/11 | Ben Geman
    A dozen climate change activists expecting a discussion with White House staffers got a surprise meeting with the president himself. A dozen young climate change activists expecting a discussion with White House staffers Friday instead got a meeting with President Obama himself. The surprise meeting came hours ahead of the April 15-18 Power Shift 2011 conference, which is slated to include criticism of a White House that some activists allege has not been aggressive enough on climate change.
  • Global Warming Alarmists Flip-Flop On Snowfall

    03/04/2011 1:43:05 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar. 2 , 2011 | James M. Taylor
    Sitting in on a March 1 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) press conference regarding global warming and heavy snowfalls, I couldnít help feeling like the chairman of the Senate committee questioning mafia capo Frank Pentangeli in Godfather II. The chairman, listening incredulously as Pentangeli contradicts a sworn written statement he had earlier given to the committee, waves the written statement in the air and protests, ďWe have a sworn affidavit ó we have it ó your sworn affidavitÖ. Do you deny that confession, and do you realize what will happen as a result of your denial?Ē The UN Intergovernmental Panel...
  • Energy subsidies, the facts.

    11/09/2010 3:07:07 PM PST · by larry hagedon · 37 replies
    International Energy Agency ^ | June 16, 2010 | International Energy Agency
    Folks, there has been much misinformation published about energy subsidies. In fact gasoline is subsidized at around 3 times the rate of ethanol, but accurate information is hard to find. Most gasoline subsidies are permanent while ethanol subsidies have to be renewed annually. This is why ethanol subsidies gets all the ink while much larger gasoline subsidies are ignored Here is a PDF, published this year, that tells it like it is.
  • Australia, US pledge closer defence ties

    11/07/2010 7:50:56 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies ^ | 8th November 2010
    AUSTRALIA can manage both a critically important economic relationship with China and growing military ties with the US, says Defence Minister Stephen Smith. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and US defence secretary Robert Gates were in Melbourne for the Australia United State Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. The talks focused on the US Force Posture Review, which will examine the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific, and the war in Afghanistan, among other issues. The posture review could see the US make more use of its military bases in Australia and give greater opportunity for joint...
  • The Original "Enviro Nazis" Were Nazis ďMixing Green with Red Makes Brown"

    10/19/2010 5:10:25 PM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | October 19, 2010 | RMM I.F.
    In light of the recent environmental controversy over splattergate, where the green propaganda ad in the United Kingdom explosively became gory red in the classroom, it is time to be reminded that it was pacifist-leftist Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) who pointed out that the Nazis started out green but became bloody red. This political reality came much to the dismay of many German conservationists as they slowly found out the real intent of Adolf Hitler. NaÔve German greens had no idea that many of the Fuhrerís savage premeditations about continental hegemony were often conjured up at his mountain retreat in the...
  • The Original Enviro-Nazis

    10/12/2010 2:33:17 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2010 | Mark Musser
    One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60-70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens even outperformed medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for Ďwandering free spirits') found themselves at the footstool of Der Fuhrer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a political voice...
  • The inevitable 10:10 remix (video)

    The irony here is that this remix by ďOrwellís SpectreĒ has essentially the same message as the original mini-film from 1010Global; itís just made a little more clear in the remix. It uses the same disturbing imagery, although thankfully this time eschews the shot of Gillian Andersonís eyeballs sliding down a gore-drenched window. In exchange for that hyperbole, the remix tosses in a rather incendiary endorsement of 1010Globalís mission at the end. See if you can guess what quote will get used:
  • Global Warming murder fantasy nabs prize as most honest political ad of all time

    10/02/2010 5:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 1, 2010 | Zombie
    ‚Äú10:10‚Ä≥ is a campaign to get people around the world to lower their carbon consumption by 10% in the year 2010. Global Warming and all that, you see. It‚Äôs quite a large, well-organized movement, funded in part by the British government.This morning, the 10:10 campaign released ‚ÄúNo Pressure,‚ÄĚ a much-anticipated video promoting the notion of compliance to the carbon-reduction drive, a video scripted by famed British screenwriter Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Mr. Bean, etc.) and produced by a professional film crew with top-notch actors. However‚ĶWithin minutes of its unveiling earlier today, ‚ÄúNo Pressure‚ÄĚ caused such an uproar that it was...
  • Watermelons: What happened to the seeds?

    09/01/2010 2:59:47 PM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/31/10 | Jane Black
    In 1995, Jason Schayot set the world record for spitting a watermelon seed when he shot his tiny black bullet a whopping 75 feet, 2 inches, almost a quarter of a football field. It's a record that would be hard to beat. But Schayot might not have much competition anyway. Within a generation, most Americans won't even know that watermelons have seeds, let alone how to spit them. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, only 16 percent of watermelons sold in grocery stores have seeds, down from 42 percent in 2003. In California and the mid-South, home to the...
  • The Discovery Attacker: A True Green Believer

    09/02/2010 6:01:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 2, 2010 | Richard Morrison
    News Wednesday afternoon that an armed gunman had entered the cable TV headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Maryland and begun taking hostages alarmed people throughout the Washington, D.C. area and around the country. As law enforcement officials negotiated with the suspect, posts on social media outlets inevitably began arguing over the ideological motivations of the hostage-taker, James J. Lee. Conservatives were quick to point out the suspect's radical environmentalist manifesto, while left-leaning sources disclaimed any connection. News a few hours later that the suspect had been shot and killed by police spawned a round of smug black humor,...
  • Watermelons, Washington, and What We Call News Today (Rather Dan Apologizes for Slur - sort of)

    03/10/2010 10:43:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Link only - Watermelons, Washington, and What We Call News Today
  • Dan Rather Makes 'Watermelon' Quip in Depicting GOP Attacks on Obama (crickets from the MSM)

    03/09/2010 4:18:27 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies · 232+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3/9/2010 | Staff
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, speaking on the GOP's expected strategy against Democrats in elections this fall, said Republicans would describe President Obama as "a nice person ... very articulate" but an ineffective leader who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic." Rather prefaced the comments, made Sunday on the "Chris Matthews Show," by saying, "The Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument." Rather is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on...
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/09/2010 5:46:02 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 35 replies · 239+ views
    HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. "Listen he just hasn't been, look at the...
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 174 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41 HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a...
  • Rather: Obama "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic"

    03/08/2010 1:59:48 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 61 replies · 530+ views
    You Tube - Chris Matthews ^ | March 8, 2010 | Dan Rather
    Chris Matthews tries to save Dan by interrupting, here is Rather's remark regarding President Obama: "He couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic..."
  • President Obamaís Clean Energy Renewable Power Turkey

    01/28/2010 7:25:35 AM PST · by TonyfromOz · 3 replies · 229+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 28 January 2010 | TonyfromOz
    The President's State of The Union Address hyped up Clean Energy and Renewable Power. These three methods of electrical power generation are the most inefficient ways to produce electricity. Wind Power at best delivers it power at an efficiency rate of only 20%. If you got a brand new car full in the knowledge that it was only going to run one time in five, would you be happy? The same applies with renewable power. Enormously expensive and totally inefficient. Why should we be happy about that?
  • Environmentalism - Today's New Religion

    01/01/2010 2:44:50 PM PST · by freedomguy38 · 5 replies · 551+ views
    Throughout history humans have worshiped nature in many forms. More recently they have become better known as environmentalists. We are grateful that their love for nature has overcome greedy humans exploiting the environment and has been able to persuade governments to set aside numerous national monuments for remembering natural wonders. However, environmentalists have been able to stop even sensible exploration and development for the good of humankind. In fact, environmentalism has become a predominant "religionĒ around the world today. Their purpose is no longer saving a natural wonder for posterity to enjoy. Their love for nature has grown into a...
  • The Long March From California to Copenhagen [Hanson on debate between capitalism and socialism]

    12/21/2009 7:22:09 AM PST · by Tolik · 18 replies · 697+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Great Debate Oddly Is Not OverWe are still in a great public debate between capitalism and socialism, and individual freedom versus statism ó odd since hundreds of millions worldwide have escaped poverty the last 30 years due to the spread of Western-inspired free markets.Many choose sides in the debate based on their own predicaments. Sometimes the more independent and secure who have thrived under capitalism promote it, the more dependent who have not - detest it.At other times the realist mind is opposed to the idealist.† And we can also envision the split as an age-old dichotomy between the...
  • Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight (enviro-goons vs. coal miners)

    12/20/2009 4:51:08 PM PST · by AAABEST · 131 replies · 4,104+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | December 19, 2009 | VICKI SMITH
    It was the slap heard 'round the coalfields: Cordelia Ruth Tucker, wearing the fluorescent-striped shirt of a miner, strode past West Virginia state troopers and into a stream of marchers protesting mountaintop removal mining to deliver an audible smack. (snip) There have been nearly 100 arrests in 20 protests, most involving trespassing. Led by a new group called Climate Ground Zero, the activists have chained themselves to giant dump trucks, scaled 80-foot trees to stop blasting and paddled into a 9 million-gallon sludge pond. They've blocked roads, hung banners and staged sit-ins. Virginia-based Massey Energy claims a single 3 1/2-hour...
  • Copenhagen: the sweet sound of exploding watermelons

    12/19/2009 6:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,299+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 19th, 2009 | James Delingpole
    I take it all back. Copenhagen was worth it, after all Ė if only for the sphincter-bursting rage its supposed failure has caused among our libtard watermelon chums. (Thatís watermelon, as in: green on the outside, red on the inside). As Damian reports, on Twitter theyíre all planning to cleanse Mother Gaia of their polluting presence Jonestown-style. The Great Moonbat is sounding more unhinged than ever: "Goodbye Africa, goodbye south Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest. It was nice knowing you. Not that we really cared. The governments which moved so swiftly to save the banks...
  • "Copenhagen, We Have A Problem"

    12/17/2009 5:35:38 PM PST · by parkerj · 7 replies · 855+ views
    theFinancialSkinny ^ | December 4, 2009, updated Dec. 17, 2009 | theFinancialSkinny
    In a related development, secret documents were leaked today indicating that the United Nations has been plotting to form an international environmental governing body which almost certainly would infringe on U.S. sovereignty.
  • The New Socialism

    12/11/2009 4:07:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 573+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- In the 1970s and early '80s, having seized control of the U.N. apparatus (by power of numbers), Third World countries decided to cash in. OPEC was pulling off the greatest wealth transfer from rich to poor in history. Why not them? So in grand U.N. declarations and conferences, they began calling for a "New International Economic Order." The NIEO's essential demand was simple: to transfer fantastic chunks of wealth from the industrialized West to the Third World. On what grounds? In the name of equality -- wealth redistribution via global socialism -- with a dose of post-colonial reparations...