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Saturday, February 18, 2012

So Much Time, So Little To Do

I have always liked Virgil Goode.  Maybe he ain't the sharpest hook in the tackle box, but when he was Southside's congressman for all those years, he could be counted on to toe the conservative line.  And that made him valuable.  Oh, and he was always an entertaining blighter.

Having gotten all that out of the way ...

Virgil, is retirement bad to the point where you'd ...

Goode launches presidential bid with Constitution Party

Uhhh.  Really?

Said The Victor To The Vanquished

From Hot Air:

Translated: Ms. Komen, you're our bitch, now, sweetheart.

They Make Fools Of Themselves

I touched on the Heartland Institute "scandal" the other day, writing about how shocked - shocked! - I was that secret Heartland documents that made their way into the hands of the last remaining global warming true-believers on the planet revealed the fact that the institute - get this - "is chiefly – and perhaps entirely – funded by one Anonymous donor."

How awful.

Well, as it turns out, what provided a few guffaws then gives up raucous laughter now. As it turns out? Some of the secret documents weren't even legitimate:
I Heart Heartland
By Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

The unauthorized release of supposedly scandalous Heartland Institute documents has been pretty thoroughly addressed on many blogs over the last day or so. The documents are being used in an attempt to “expose” a “well-funded” “climate denial machine”, which is laughable on several levels.

The only document involved that could be viewed as damning in any way is almost certainly a fake. The others are fairly boring, unless you really are surprised that any organization would take (very modest) donations to explore alternative hypotheses on the subject of global warming and climate change.

Supporting alternative hypotheses in science…what a scandal!

Only fringe lunatic save-the-Earth-by-killing-everyone-but-me types could really believe that any organization would actually promote “dissuading teachers from teaching science”. The person who wrote this obviously fraudulent Heartland goal clearly knows little about science or what kind of organization Heartland is. [link]
And Heartland itself has responded both with a denial that the document central to the "scandal" is authentic and with a vow to have the perpetrator's ass on a platter.

It speaks volumes that those who were shown these documents and were told they were the real deal - and believed it without equivocation - also cling desperately to their now-discredited global warming theory, despite all the evidence that's piling up that leads normal human beings to the conclusion that their case hasn't - and can't - be made.

Global warming. Fake documents.A pattern.

Something Else Obama 'Didn't Know'

Besides not knowing how bad the economy really was in 2008 - a time when he told us he was the man who was on top of the situation and could fix it - had he been more aware of the world around him when he took office, he would not have wasted billions of our dollars on this pipe dream:
Germany’s Sunshine Daydream
Bjørn Lomborg, Project Syndicate

Copenhagen – One of the world’s biggest green-energy public-policy experiments is coming to a bitter end in Germany, with important lessons for policymakers elsewhere.

Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion”, doling out generous subsidies – totaling more than $130 billion, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University – to citizens to invest in solar energy. But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong?

There is a fundamental problem with subsidizing inefficient green technology: it is affordable only if it is done in tiny, tokenistic amounts. Using the government’s generous subsidies, Germans installed 7.5 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity last year, more than double what the government had deemed “acceptable.” It is estimated that this increase alone will lead to a $260 hike in the average consumer’s annual power bill.

According to Der Spiegel, even members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s staff are now describing the policy as a massive money pit. [link]
A lesson that Barack Obama - to this day - hasn't learned.

While this energy-starved nation clamors for real solutions to the growing problem with electricity and fuel costs - and for pipelines to ease the crisis - Obama continues to sink our precious tax dollars into (his friends' ...) "green" technologies that will never amount to anything.

Can we expect an apology ... some decade in the future long after he's been sent to the retirement home?

Such a waste. Such a lost opportunity.