Two items I found on the internet today pretty much confirm what most on the right have thought all along: the Green movement is about state power and the destruction of individual voluntary decisions about our lives.
The first was the announcement by the EPA that they have declared the substance all of us exhale after every breath to be poison and, therefore, regulatable. “To hell with Congress, to hell with voters and to hell with Copenhagen,” the bureaucrats say. “We’re going to do this anyway.”
The second is this incredible assertion by Chesapeake Climate Action’s Mike Tidwell in The Washington Post:
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But surveys show that very few people are willing to make significant voluntary changes, and those of us who do create the false impression of mass progress as the media hypes our actions.
Instead, most people want carbon reductions to be mandated by laws that will allow us to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of change. Ours is a nation of laws; if we want to alter our practices in a deep and lasting way, this is where we must start. After years of delay and denial and green half-measures, we must legislate a stop to the burning of coal, oil and natural gas.
Political junkies are going to have a good time watching the political fight for the 8th District seat in Congress, currently held by Rep. Larry Kissell, the Democrat who beat Republican Robin Hayes, 55 to 44 percent in 2008.Read full article » No Comments »
Six North Carolinians died on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Pearl Harbor casualty database:
William Teasdale Durham
Malcolm Hedrick Leigh
Albert Wesley Pinkham
Mark Alexander Rhodes
Kermit Braxton Stallings
Lloyd Harold Tussey
The database allows you to search the names of casualties at every other location or ship in and around Pearl Harbor that fateful day.
Remember Pearl Harbor.
UPDATE: Meet one Medal of Honor winner from Pearl Harbor. He’s 100 years old and still a hero.Read full article » No Comments »
The Web site politico.com is reporting that NPR executives tried to get reporter Mara Liasson to stop appearing on Fox News.
NPR’s focus on Liasson’s work as a commentator on Fox’s “Special Report” and “Fox News Sunday” came at about the same time as a White House campaign launched in September to delegitimize the network by painting it as an extension of the Republican Party.
One source said the White House’s criticism of Fox was raised during the discussions with Liasson. However, an NPR spokeswoman told POLITICO that the Obama administration’s attempts to discourage other news outlets from treating Fox as a peer had no impact on any internal discussions at NPR.
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Here’s hoping more people are coming around to Dennis Miller’s view of government and presidential politics.Read full article » No Comments »
What’s $300 million among friends? No need to worry about the FY 2009 deficit of $1.4 trillion or the national debt, which stands at more than $12 trillion. We’ll just print some more, or better yet, let’s just force the dastardly rich to pay for the marketing campaign.Read full article » No Comments »