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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Obama's Gone Mad

This is happening in the United States of America:
EPA: Thou Shalt Purchase Fuel That Doesn't Exist
By W.A. Beatty, American Thinker

[T]he phrase "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" pretty well sums up EPA director Lisa Jackson's decision to enforce the EPA rule that mandates that oil refiners blend cellulosic ethanol into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, among other products.

The nice (or fine) mess? Cellulosic ethanol does not exist commercially! It exists in small quantities in labs, but there is simply no way for oil refiners to honor the EPA mandate. But did that little problem cause Jackson to change her decision? Nooooo, to quote John Belushi on SNL.

The EPA fined refiners a $6.8-million penalty for not following its edict. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) in February 2011, and, in January 2012, appealed the fine and asked Jackson to review her decision. She refused to reverse her decision, then had the gall (and bad taste) to close her refusal letter with "We thank you for your interest in these issues."

"EPA's decision is arbitrary and capricious. We fail to understand how EPA can maintain a requirement to purchase a type of fuel that simply doesn't exist," said Charles Drevna, president of AFPM.

That $6.8-million fine, if oil companies are doing their job (and they had better, since I am a stock holder), will be passed on to consumers -- that's you and me. So, ultimately, we will pay $6.8 million to the EPA because of Jackson's stupidity. [link]
Can it get any more bizarre?

Can these people in Washington get any more out of touch?

Oh, How They Want It To Be About The Tea Party

Instead of it being about another deranged psychopath:
ABC's Disgraceful Rush to Judgment on the Tea Party
By Brent Bozell, NewsBusters

This morning, in the aftermath of the unspeakable Colorado massacre that claimed at least 12 innocent American lives and injured dozens more, ABC "news" investigative reporter Brian Ross appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and made the outrageous, irresponsible, and completely unfounded claim that the alleged gunman, 24-year-old Jim Holmes, is a member of the Tea Party. Apparently Ross has learned absolutely nothing from the media's disgraceful rush to judgment and dissemination of misinformation following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January 2011.

That's twice now that the "news" media have falsely implicated the Tea Party in murder.

In his brazen attempt to smear the Tea Party, Ross speculated on national television to millions of viewers that Holmes was a member of the Tea Party based on a social media webpage. When it became apparent that this accusation was false, ABC offered an apology, but they chose to release it online where only a fraction of Good Morning America's misinformed viewers would see it. In addition, Ross had the gall to appear on ABC News to correct himself without offering an on-air apology.

Ross slandered every American even loosely associated with the Tea Party, and he owes them an apology. He must also apologize to Good Morning America's audience, the James Holmes he falsely implicated of mass murder, and, most of all, to each and every person in Colorado directly or indirectly affected by this horrific tragedy.

In a moment that demanded clarity of thought and purpose, Ross rushed to slander those with whom he does not agree politically, exposing the depths and darkness of his political prejudices. Shame on Brian Ross, and shame on ABC News for not yet demanding he look directly into the camera and beg forgiveness for politicizing this terrible event. Ross' meek Twitter apology is a cynically insincere slap in the face to us all. [link]


A Sign of the Time

Oh, how they do twist themselves in knots:

San Francisco Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

I'll bet they can even justify the contradiction.

So, if someone was smoking tobacco for what he claims are medicinal purposes ...


Food for thought:

If Darwin Was Right, Don't Sweat Global Warming

It seems to make sense.