Irony lost on Kayaktivists

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There’s a huge offshore drilling rig currently docked in Seattle, and another on its way, before making their way to their final home off the coast of Alaska. The greens in the Emerald City are outraged and have shown their outrage by attempting to block the rigs using kayaks. Of course, you know what most kayaks nowadays […]

Snowmaggedon 2015! Everybody panic!

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I realize that many will believe my casual dismissal of the big storm hitting the East Coast is a result of today’s the temperature here locally on the Central Coast of California where it reached a balmy 75 degrees today. However, I want to assure our New England readers that I feel your pain. It’s […]

Climate Change hooey

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The holiday season is the time of year when you get to spend quality time with people who think you’re a crank. I’ve got something a little longer (and on a different subject) to write about later that was prompted by this same family discussion, but first things first. My position on “climate change” in […]

Your tax dollars at work

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This might be funny if it weren’t for the fact that these are tax dollars and real people’s livelihood involved. A politically connected, taxpayer-funded solar firm announced a massive round of furloughs on Friday, just weeks after its chairman told Congress his company was “financially strong.” First Solar, an Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer that received […]

Idiot of the Day

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Here in San Luis Obispo County, plastic grocery bags are soon to become a thing of the past. They’re useful, cheap and convenient, so they must be snuffed out in the name of doing it “for the children.” It seems Los Angeles may be following suit. I want to highlight two items regarding this isssue. […]

Chemical crime

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No one ever tried to rob a gas station using incandescent bulbs. He took out the fluorescent bulb, smashed it on the desk and demanded cash, police said. The clerk refused to hand over any money and the would-be robber walked away. No word on whether OSHA was called or how the mercury contamination was […]

Climategate 2.0

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So, just before I left to visit the family for Thanksgiving, I got another present. The same person responsible for leaking the e-mails featuring efforts to “hide the decline” two years ago released thousands more e-mails that further re-enforce what those of us not predisposed to alarmism and doom have known for several years—the climate […]