Dear Readers: I have been in the midst of greedy, corporate, profit-making activities — so it has been a little more quiet here at the Shrine then the news warrants. Additionally, the Young Prince has a friend over; they are playing ToonTown on the main computer. However, as the state and nation slide into economic and security chaos, I wanted to pass on some worthy news items that may be of interest. Since I am working off my new laptop, this may not be the most elegant presentation of information I have ever made! 🙂
Tammy Bruce has been on a roll this week. She uncovered a gem of a video. While David Letterman is not my favorite late night talker, he made a joke about Obama’s vacation and concluded with he will enjoy even more after his one term ends. Tellingly, the audience erupted in laughter and applause. A full description is here, which includes a link to the video: David Letterman dogs Obama for 6th vacation, calls Obama one-term president (video link)
That reminds me to mention that I will be joining Tammy in Sacramento, as we will both be speaking at the 9/12 Tea Party Patriots event, Recycle Government. I will be speaking about my experiences with the Italian Tea Party! I have another interview with Italian Tea Party coordinator, David Mazzerelli, which I will be posting next week. This will be very exciting.
The Shrine’s econo-guru, W,C. Varones, sent me a link to an Econo-browser piece that attempts to manipulate numbers to show there is academic consensus for man-made global warming: A quantitative assessment of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change. I ask interested readers to comment, as the premise of this piece is laughable. You take the citations from researchers convinced by Gore’s global warming inanity, who have funding dependent on the acceptance of this fraud, and don’t have a mechanism to account for those opponents who have been silenced by Climate-gate, academic-bully tactics. These silenced opponents would have NO citations to count.
While this is upsetting, following some material provided by Dr. Cohen, I alighted upon two wonderful climate-oriented websites, which I am blog-rolling, including an absolutely exceptional one: Roger Pielke Jr.’s Blog. Dr. Pielkea is professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has a fascinating piece today: The Obama Administration — The Courts are the Wrong Place for Climate Policy.
The Obama Administration has issued a remarkable brief siding with energy companies over whether they should be liable for the effects of their greenhouse gases as a “public nuisance.” The arguments in the brief, should they come to be accepted, would appear to put an end to effort to use of the US judicial system to force regulations of greenhouse gas emissions.
Speaking of environmental matters, the EPA has sunk to a new low of stupidity. And you thought it couldn’t be done. The agency wants to….band LEAD in AMMUNITION!….
because less lead in bullets is going to make these bullets less lethal!
Here is the place to comment — because if there is one piece of proposed legislation that would demand a comment of some sort, it would be this: Petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to Ban Lead Shot, Bullets, and Fishing Sinkers Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
There is a update to the case of academic eco-tyranny I have been following: The unfair firing of Dr. Jim Enstrom from UCLA. Beers with Demo said it best:
Plot: Lone figure works to uncover a nefarious government-sponsored conspiracy that involves the environmental and economical fate of millions of Californians.
For those of you waiting for the Hollywood blockbuster on order of Erin Brockovich/Silkwood/China Syndrome, we would suggest not holding your breath
25 Members of the California Legislature, lead by Dan Logue, signed a letter protesting this action by UCLA. Additionally, more and more media interest in this matter is developing.
UPDATE: I note, with glee, that the moment I put this post up that asks for comments on the EPA proposal, HotAir reports: EPA on lead-ammunition ban: Never mind