Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

“I’m not a scientist”, #Ballgazi and #ClimateChange

My reaction to seeing the hashtag “#Ballgazi” regarding the controversy over whether or not the New England Patriots cheated to win the AFC Championship? #Facepalm. “Oh, dear God”, I remember thinking. “Seriously?” But the idea that the same people that see a “conspiracy” by the Patriots to win last week’s game are the same people that see a “conspiracy” […]


January 26, 2015
Posted in: Environment, General, Global Warming, Scandals

Keystone XL: Not Just a Potential Environmental Disaster But An Economic One Too.

Did you know about 1/2 of the Keystone XL Pipeline has ALREADY BEEN BUILT? The KXL project is a 1,200 mile long pipeline extending from Hardisty, Alberta to refineries in Houston, Texas near The Houston Ship Channel. The southern legs of the pipeline, one branch from Steele City, KS to the pipeline hub of Cushing, Okla., and the other […]


November 17, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity

What Do The Polar Vortex, the Immigration Crisis and the California Wildfires All Have in Common?

The connection isn’t immediately clear: This week, a mass of frigid Arctic air is moving down from the North, dropping high temperatures some 20 degrees below normal across much of the Midwest with some Northern states expected to see highs only in the mid-60’s in July. Also in the news, an estimated “tens of thousands” of refugees… […]


July 14, 2014
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming

Keystone XL Protest Signs for Download

As promised, here are seven posters/signs that I created for the Keystone XL Protest that I plan to attend this weekend. As I mentioned on Monday, I believe it is FAR more effective to focus on NON-CO2 related reasons for opposing the pipeline when your goal is to convince people that don’t believe in “Global Warming” and […]


February 28, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Middle East, myth busting, Politics

No, the Keystone Tar Sand Oil is NOT Inevitable

A little birdy tells me that President Obama is now considering approving the final leg of the infamous “Keystone XL” pipeline because some big names on the Left have resigned themselves to the idea that the tar sands making it to market is “inevitable”, so we might as well be the ones to do it before a “less” […]


February 24, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Seems Obvious to Me

Apathy Latest Enemy In Fighting Keystone XL Pipeline

Back in April of 2011, I wrote a lengthy post detailing all the misconceptions, deceptions and outright lies being spread by supporters of the “Keystone XL” pipeline. It was popular and important enough that I gave that post its own page, linked from the Top Menu above. Quite literally, EVERY benefit being claimed about the pipeline is complete […]


February 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting, Politics

Iran Deal Underscores Need to Abandon Nuclear Energy as a Power Source

Nearly two years ago, I wrote about how the GOP presidential candidates were saber-rattling over “Iran’s nuclear program”, completely devoid of any self awareness as they simultaneously complained about rising gas prices without connecting the two events… not now, not in the eight years it was happening under President Bush (side note: gas prices have been […]


November 25, 2013
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, fake scandals, General, Middle East

A Quick Thought on the Wildfires & Floods As We Pause For a Week.

Hey folks. Sorry to say M.R.S. is going to have to take a sabbatical this week. Fortunately, there wasn’t much new to report in the news last week. If I had to write anything about this past week, it would be about the massive deadly floods that have been reigning/raining down upon Middle-America all last week […]


August 12, 2013
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, Rants

Yes, Even Late May Snow Is Evidence of Climate Change (aka Global Warming)

It’s as inevitable as the sunrise and twice as predictable: a freak Late-May snowfall causes Right-Wingers to declare that it is PROOF that “Global Warming is a hoax”, and gee, don’t all us “environmental wackos” feel foolish? Of course, not once does it occur to these “authorities” in the Meteorological Sciences that “freak” weather events are EXACTLY what […]


May 27, 2013
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, myth busting

State Dept Says Modified Keystone Would Have Negligible Impact? (updated)

Last May, after the original Keystone XL Pipeline proposal had been rejected by the Obama Administration, TransCanada submitted a new modified proposal for a shorter, more direct route for the same pipeline to pipe saturated tarsands “oil” from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. After a ten-month review, the U.S. State Department released a preliminary report on Friday concluding that the revised […]


March 4, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Outrage for… More Outrage.

There was no shortage of things to talk about this week, with the a record-setting blizzard hitting the North-East, GOP feux-outrage over the use of “drones” as part of a secret National Defense policy where the government asserted it can kill anyone overseas deemed a threat to National Security… even United States citizens. And, of course, Tuesday […]


February 11, 2013
Posted in: Environment, General, Global Warming, Healthcare, Politics, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, War

Mugsy’s Predictions for 2013. Fight, fight, fight.

Well, as the cliche’ goes: “It’s that time of year again” for my annual “Predictions” edition of Mugsy’s Rap Sheet, when we look back at how well I did last year, a little schadenfreude examining just how badly the so-called “psychics” did, and ending with my own predictions for the coming year. My own record (with all […]


December 31, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Environment, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, Unconstitutional, War