Tweet Conservatives often talk about the fact that Progressives use children as a wedge issue for everything. Changes in immigration law? It’s to protect those poor children whose parents illegally dragged them across the border. Changes in health care law? It’s so that children, right up until the childlike age of 26, can get full [...]
Tag Archive 'Environmentalism'
Tweet Two years ago, Audi put out a very funny Super Bowl commercial about the “Green Police,” armed law enforcement agents who took down people violating eco laws: Because life imitates art in Obama’s America, there’s a not-so-funny story out of Lowell, Massachusetts. It seems that a man who has leased state park land for [...]
Tweet Much has been written about playwright David Mamet’s coming-out as a conservative and his reasons for so doing, but there is still much gold to be mined from Mamet’s mind. Today’s National Review Online revisits Mamet in this stellar piece by Matthew Shaffer that contains this one gem that perfectly encapsulates some of [...]
Tweet Cheap fuel is an important key to peace, human welfare and prosperity. We have the key. The world can’t do without fuel and the scramble for world fuel resources lies at the root of most of our current geopolitical problems. The high price of fuel affects the environment (e.g., 3rd world deforestation) and the [...]
Tweet Here’s a good example of American imperialism, whereby rich and greedy American billionaires fund the sabotage of democratic institutions in foreign countries to further their own ideological and economic interests. Via: smalldeadanimals.com.
Tweet There’s a new bad guy in town in West Texas. He’s called the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard. He’s actually kind of cute, as lizards go. He’s about three inches long, a nice tan color, and has a vaguely Winston Churchill-esque expression. He seems harmless enough, but he comes packing a huge, powerful weapon: the federal [...]
Tweet I have to say that this video actually made me giggle, because having all of Al Gore’s doom-and-gloom compressed to less than 2 minutes, and then playing Pomp & Circumstance in the background, is more like a cartoon than anything else. Then again I didn’t have to listen to the whole blather, and I [...]
Tweet In the movie Wall-E, the little robot had a task, and it did the task, long after the task’s necessity had passed. Like a funded bureaucrat, Wall-E just kept going and going and going. In California, the Department of Transportation was given a mandate and a task, and now, long after the money has [...]
Tweet I’m all for reducing pollution, but we don’t need a trumped-up excuse like “climate change” in order to achieve a cleaner environment. Minimizing pollution is a legitimate goal which stands on its own merits; concocting hysterical disaster scenarios (such as those shown in An Inconvenient Truth) only serves to undermine any credibility the environmental [...]
Tweet Oh, my gosh! Have I got good stuff here for all of you. Rush. Need I say more? Actually, just so you know what you’re linking too, Rush manages to combine into one lucid post American exceptionalism and Clintonian hypocrisy. Whew! [UPDATE: Soccer Dad, every bit as wise as Rush, but lacking the scope, [...]
Tweet I think it’s pretty clear that Audi meant to show that its car is so environmentally pure, it can withstand any scrutiny. (Michelle Malkin shows just how committed to environmental “purity” Audi purports to be.) However, its Superbowl commercial very effectively (and probably inadvertently) managed to show precisely what life will be like in [...]
Tweet The law of unintended consequences is a fascinating one. I blogged the other day about the tax on restaurant food that’s eaten “here” as opposed to “to go.” In cafes, smart people order food “to go,” and then consumer it here. The result is garbage cans filled with food containers. Oy, the pollution! Here’s [...]
Tweet IBD does an enjoyably neat job of cutting Nancy Pelosi down to size: When challenged in an interview with Politico.com about her bullheaded refusal to let Republicans submit energy policies for approval, Pelosi resorted to risible hyperbole to justify her iron-fisted rule of the House parliamentary process. “I’m trying to save the planet; I’m [...]
Tweet Greenies are always encouraging people to abandon their cars and opt for alternative, group transportation, such as buses, trains, carpools, etc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, one of those alternative forms of transportation is the ferry. Up in Marin, if they use the ferry, drivers can avoid endless traffic jams over the Golden [...]