The Department of Defense has been ordered to fight seafood fraud. All this while Baghdad is under threat.
AMA declares gender is “imaginary.”
The dog ate my homework. Translation: All those emails you wanted, Congress? Well, my hard drive crashed and I specifically lost all of those, and now the computer has been thrown away too.
Redskins, your name is hurtful to those of us who are sensitive. I (the government) am taking your property away.
Er.Um. I got that Benghazi ringleader you all were worried about….finally.
Our Secretary of State: I wonder if Iraq is aware of how bad global warming is….
The world is going mad.
And the beat goes on. La-di-da-di-di.
We better say our prayers.
Borrowed from my friend, John, over at MidKnight Review….
I want to take some time today to explain who Anthony Watts is because what he reports on is important. I have a link to Anthony’s blog on my sidebar. It’s called Watts Up With That?. He reports on climate change and methods of measuring climate. Anthony is a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on the air and also operates a weather technology and content business, as well continuing his daily forecasting on radio. Weather measurement and weather presentation technology is his specialty. I also have on my sidebar a feed widget that shows the first five posts on the blog and links to them. Now that you know who he is, you know why this is important.
Our world has been taken over by the-sky-is-falling environmentalists who are fearful at every turn of the weather. The fact that our government officials buy in to this hysteria could cost taxpayers a ton of money if cap-and-trade legislation is implemented as well as dragging our economy even further down. There is a movement of scientists and other weather specialists who are speaking out against this radical thinking. Carbon dioxide (which they say is warming the earth) is something we humans breathe out. It’s what the vegetation on the earth lives on. Anthony and other authors on his blog provide an in depth and fact-filled look at weather and climate, weather agencies and their methods. This is important because Al Gore says the argument is settled; there is no more debate. It’s important because those who disagree with the mass hysteria are being characterized at looney, crazy, etc. This is how the radical far left attempts to quash debate. So make sure to keep up with Anthony’s blog for the latest information on climate and link to him on your blog. It’s very interesting reading.
The House of Representatives passed the cap and tax bill 219-212 tonight. I’m wondering how much pork was in the bill to troll for votes. I did read that ethanol got “special protection” so that farm district reps in Minnesota would go for it. Fortunately, my rep voted against it, so I guess he gets to stay in office. 44 Democrats voted against it, and 8 Republicans voted for it.
This bill in its current form (it now has to go to the Senate) would damage our economy even more, would eliminate more jobs than it can possibly create, and is going to raise the cost of energy from $3000 to $12,000 per year per household, according to CBO (Congressional Budge Office) estimates. I’m not looking forward to paying more for heating and cooling. And it’s based on a lie, a hoax.
I have a great idea… how about if we all buy copies of Glenn’s Common Sense book and mail them to our reps and sens? It would be like… kind of a message, don’t ya’ think?
Update: I heard that Obama’s estimate of how much energy costs would go up for most people is approximately the cost of a postage stamp per week for most people. That really doesn’t seem to match his pre-election statement about causing the cost of electricity to “skyrocket” which is the word he used in this context. The administration is on record as disagreeing with the CBO’s estimates. I suppose the point is, how much of his rhetoric can we believe?
Boy, does it get ridiculous-er by the day. In Europe, they are proposing to tax cow flatulence. Yep, that’s what I said…cow gas. Link here at the Times online, then read Mark Steyn’s humorous take on this crazy idea. It’s a cap-and-trade plan for the bovine population.
It seems that belief is widespread that this has something to do with the warming of the globe. At the risk of telling you too much about myself…I suppose they could tax me for the same thing!
Where will the madness end?