Monthly Archives: June 2013

Our President Needs a Science Lesson

Of his new plan to address climate change, President Obama says: This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. For years, groups like the American Lung Association have warned us that carbon pollution threatens our … Continue reading

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Durbin: “Everyone … has a constitutionally protected right to free speech. But …” #rsrh

Everyone, regardless of the mode of expression, has a constitutionally protected right to free speech. But when it comes to freedom of the press, I believe we must define a journalist and the constitutional and statutory protections those journalists should … Continue reading

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The “Evolving” Energy Policies of President Bystander

In a "groundbreaking" speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, Barack Obama rehashed the same anti-Big Oil themes and half-baked energy policies that have marked his Administration since 2009. (See here and here for historical examples.) One change: President Obama has decided … Continue reading

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Creepy Ass Cracker

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Nonexistent Frog Endangers Private Property Rights

St. Tammany Parish, across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, is one of the highest-growth parishes (counties) in Louisiana. The Poitevent family is the largest landowner in the parish. As it turns out, 1,500 acres of the family holdings are considered … Continue reading

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Interior’s acceptance of offshore lease bids delayed by … sequestration! #rsrh

By way of background, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the leasing process on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Bidders bid for leases competitively, in sealed bids. The BOEM normally has 90 days to review bids for “sufficient … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Slim Whitman, Role Model and My Twitter Avatar #rsrh

I was honored to see Slim perform live, ca. 1985, in a baby blue western-cut suit. Man, was it ever clean. http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130619/ENT10/130619471/-1/ENT05 His version of “Rose Marie,” the title song from the venerable operetta that spawned “Indian Love Call,” became … Continue reading

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No wonder my children turned out to be neo-Nazis. Damn those Berenstain Bears!

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/06/childrens-media-use-cuddly-animals-to-reinforce-racist-and-socially-dominant-norms-researcher-says/ “Parents who read their kids stories about happy, human-like animals like Franklin the Turtle or Arthur at bedtime are exposing their kids to racism, materialism, homophobia and patriarchal norms, according to a paper presented at the Congress of the … Continue reading

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Microwave Ovens and Monopoly Money

A recent press release from the Department of Energy typifies the regulatory legerdemain we have come to know and love from the Most Transparent Administration in History®. Other blogs and news outlets covered the story this week: the obvious angle … Continue reading

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Cry me a f***ing river.

From NOLA.com: Orleans Parish Public Defender’s office says it’s not equipped to deal with gang racketeering indictments http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/06/orleans_parish_public_defender_5.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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