Archive for August, 2008

Pelosi Would Rather Drill Brains Than Oil

Nancy Pelosi continus to show us all how she does not care what the majority of the United States wants, she will continue on her path with the Church of Global Warming.

From Politico

House Democratic leaders and protesters waving McCain signs had a war of words Tuesday at a press event outside an old train station. The demonstrators interrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with chants of “Drill here! Drill now!”

Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?”

Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

Pelosi’s exact words were:

You want to drill right here?  Can we drill your brains?  Lets do some intelectual drilling right now.  What you see before you [refering to the protesters] are the hand maddens of big oil”

It pleases the church to see her take such hard line positions despite what the voters want.  But thats what we need as a nation.  Irrational Energy policy… because, after all, we could switch all our cars to solar right now, if the hand maddens of Big Oil wern’t keeping us down.  The best thing I’ve herd someone say about this was the second comment in the Politico link:

These are representatives of the American people? How dare they show contempt and disdain for people who do not agree with them. Most of America does want to drill and Pelosi’s saying 2 cents in ten years is an out and out lie. You people in SF who keep voting this woman in office should have your heads drilled and infused with some common sense. Pelosi, Pinky and Obama – the same.

The Youtube recording of this is available here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YgRG872b1o

EPA Denies Texas Ethanol Waiver

Despite the evidence that Ethanol not only takes more energy to produce then it puts out, or that it is causing the price of corn and related foods to skyrocket, the Environmental push to keep it regulated is far too strong for Texas to say “Care to cut back the requirements a wee bit?”

From the Associated Press via MSNBC:

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday denied a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to cut the federal ethanol mandate in half for a year.

An energy bill passed in December required 9 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended into gasoline this year and about 11 billion gallons next year. Perry asked the EPA in April to drop the Renewable Fuels Standard requirement to 4.5 billion gallons because demand for ethanol is raising corn prices for livestock producers and driving up food prices.

Gov. Rick Perry has been quoted as saying:

 ”I am greatly disappointed with the EPA’s inability to look past the good intentions of this policy to see the significant harm it is doing to farmers, ranchers and American households…” “For the EPA to assert that this federal mandate is not affecting food prices not only goes against common sense, but every American’s grocery bill.”

And to prove that the sky is falling, even environMental groups supported the waver.  Sandra Schubert, spokeswoman for the Environmental Working Group, said (referring to how shortsighted the denial is and how nonviable ethanol is as a ‘clean energy solution’):

“Instead, the misguided corn ethanol mandate is forcing farmers to plow up marginal land and wildlife habitat, while increasing global warming and dumping toxic fertilizers and pesticides into our precious water sources,” she said in a statement.

Oh well.  I guess in retrospect, what are a few dead Ethiopian children when you can save the planet?  You can’t make an omelet without killing a few people.

Earth Cools as Professor Complains

Perhaps the cause of Global Warming is really professors babbling.  Professor Barry Brook points out to us how facts don’t matter… only the mantra.

This is a fun read.  Professor Barry Brook, church member, gets torn apart by Andrew Bolt of the Australian Herald Sun.  Here is an excerpt, but the whole article is a fun, quick read.

So what did Brook fill up his column with, if it wasn’t with counter-claims that the world was indeed heating, or even that its failure to heat since 1998 was an insignificant blip?

Well, with this argument: “Andrew impishly asks: So, dude, where’s my global warming? I might as easily respond with the question: So, mate, what’s propping temperatures up?”

Like Christians who say that if you can’t explain the Big Bang, then God is the answer, Brook says if I can’t fully explain the slight degree warming last century, I should believe man’s gases must be to blame.

That’s illogical.

It also ignores new research suggesting that driving global temperature is a mix of largely natural factors, including solar activity and decadal changes to flows of warm water in the Pacific.

But what makes Brook’s argument even weaker is that it comes in reply to a column that shows 10 years of no warming seems to challenge Brook’s own theory.

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