It was reported today on ABCNews 13 of Houston web site that Vice-President Al Gore’s Tennessee home currently uses more than 20 times the electricity of the average home. This new inconvenient truth has the former vice president and global warming leader defending his own energy policies.
Back home in Tennessee, safely ensconced in his [...]
Cheney unhurt in blast outside Afghan base
“KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20 more. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target…
“Maverick” McCain does his thing:
Sen. John McCain is playing both sides against the middle as he supports sending more than 21,500 additional troops to Iraq while trying to distance himself from President Bush by labeling the war a “train wreck.”
But election analysts and pollsters say the new tack is costing him independent [...]
At the Bloomburg.com site, they have an article that explains how some of the world’s richer nations are purchasing emission credits from poorer countries to do their part to counter global warming.
Governments in rich nations are spending billions of dollars to buy a clearer conscience over climate change. Are they getting their money’s worth? [...]
A report from Baghdad is saying:
Toxic gas latest insurgent weapon
“BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Deadly and debilitating chlorine gas has been added to the arsenal of weapons fueling the explosive insurgency in Iraq with chemical attacks leaving at least 12 dead and more than 200 hospitalized in the past week. An Interior Ministry official [...]
In honor of Presidents’ Day, I give you a link to an historical piece on George Washington, the Father of Our Country.
Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said:
“This [Iraq] war is a serious situation. It involves the worst foreign policy mistake in the history of this country.”
Reid is repeating what he said in early January:
“I don’t think it is the worst foreign policy blunder since Vietnam,” Reid says, “I think it’s the biggest foreign policy blunder [...]
Explosions in India and Russia call attention to the distinction between terrorism and hooliganism:
Dozens dead in India train blasts
“A fire sparked by explosions has swept through two carriages of a train bound from India to Pakistan, killing at least 65 people on board… Pakistan demanded that India act to catch those responsible [...]
“With One Word, Children?s Book Sets Off Uproar
The word ?scrotum? does not often appear in polite conversation. Or children?s literature, for that matter. Yet there it is on the first page of ?The Higher Power of Lucky,? by Susan Patron, this year?s winner of the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious [...]
For the longest time, the liberals have been touting all of the benefits of a universal healthcare system like the ones in Canada and Europe. Economics professor and syndicated columnist, Walter E. Williams disagrees in his op-ed piece in the Washington Times.
Problems with our health-care system are leading some to fall prey to proposals [...]
The Chinese government apparently took going green a little too far when they painted the quarry side of the mountain. Covered by the UK’s Daily Mail, the article speculates on a feng shui motive. I’m thinking just plain stupidity.
In these days of climate change, we’re all being urged to go green. But it [...]
On Monday, presidential candidate, Barack Obama made a comment that insulted every sacrifice that U.S. soldiers have made in the Iraq War. The story in the New York Times by Craig Crawford isn’t about that as much as it is that no one actually covered the insult.
If Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John Kerry or [...]
There was an extremely prolific op-ed piece in the Washington Times on Monday by Suzanne Fields who has become alarmed at how intellectual independence is being attacked by emotional “groupthink”.
Nothing corrupts intellectual power like the abuse of the language. Free speech becomes an endangered species when powerful words, misused, become shortcuts for specious argument [...]
BBC news has this bit of 1970′s history:
“On 5 September, 1977, a woman with a pushchair stepped out in front of a car on a street in Cologne. The driver, who was chauffeuring one of West Germany’s most powerful industrialists, was forced to brake. The woman pulled out two machine guns, and her accomplices, [...]
The amazing video of a cat being saved from an icy stream by the intrepid Johnstown, PA fire department is the reason why the internet was made. You can also see it on CNN, the Worldwide Leader and Most Trusted Name in News.
This amazing cat video, where the lil’ fella struggles in the frozen [...]