Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

So much stupid, so little time (part 1). Afghanistan, the Kingmakers & John McCain (again)

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 [PopUpFad=GROUP=widget:RANDOM=NO:SESSION=NO] (REMINDER: If you haven’t yet signed up to Follow the M.R.S. Twitter feed, I encourage you to do so know. Breaking news, insights and Wisdom with our own touch of humor.) I had great difficulty deciding on just one topic to focus on in this week. A week that saw a U.S. soldier go […]

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March 19, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Middle East, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, War

Responding to Stupid. Republicans ‘correcting’ Democrats need a clue

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 Special post-SotU Edition Listening to Bush’s Budget Director… Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels… lecture President Obama on the size of the deficit was like being lectured to on political ethics by Richard Nixon. When President Bush took office, he had a budget surplus and the government was on track to pay off the Debt by 2014. Instead, the Debt exploded […]

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January 25, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

The List II: Santorum, Huntsman, and The Rest.

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 This week raps up our review of the remaining “also-rans” in the GOP primary… the candidates that have never polled out of the single digits and never will: former Senator Rick “Don’t Google My Name” Santorum of PA (Oops! Shortly after posting this op/ed, Santorum became the last “Not-Romney” standing to finally break out of the single-digits into the Top Tier […]

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December 22, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War

The List II: Rick Perry

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 Dumb. No other word better sums up Texas Governor and “George W Bush wannabe” Gov. Rick “Good Hair” Perry. Not just ANY kind of dumb, but that special kind of Palin-dumb found only amongst rural Evangelical governors from oil-producing states. This is a man that threatened Texas might secede from the union if Congress passed “ObamaCare”. And the reason […]

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December 15, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Infrastructure, Politics

The List II: Michele Bachmann

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 Everybody knows someone like Michele Bachmann. The “Tall Tale” teller, the “Everyone’s out to get you” paranoid, or the Bible-thumper that throws a screaming hissy-fit if you dare challenge their beliefs. But how many of us know all-three rolled into one? Long-time readers know I can’t refer to Michele Bachmann without the obligatory “BSC*” suffix after […]

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December 12, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, War

The List II: Newt Gingrich

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 This weeks “List” tackles former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. I’ve made no secret of my distaste for the former Speaker over the years. In fact, among all the GOP candidates, I don’t think I have a more visceral dislike of anyone more than “Professor” Newt Gingrich. Even BSC* Michele Bachmann and Rick “Don’t Google My Name” Santorum, who […]

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December 8, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

The List II: Mitt Romney

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 (Attention: With Ron Paul’s pseudo-concession of the race to Romney [May 14th], I have moved this List to its own page linked on the Toolbar above. For the latest updates, please view that version instead. – Mugsy) Welcome to our first installment of “The List II”: An archive of links to comments, stated policies/agendas, misconduct, hypocrisy […]

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December 5, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, War

Was Perry’s “jobs plan” really only his “energy policy”? No one seems to know. And with good reason.

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 On Friday, the Perry campaign released a copy of the candidate’s “Jobs Plan”… or did he? No one seems to be able to agree on that one simple point. The Perry website (no link. You know where) still refers to it as a “plan to create 1.2 million jobs”. Fox News Sunday yesterday referred to it as his […]

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October 17, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, Politics

EARLY EDITION: Perry’s “Jobs” Plan by the numbers. I hope you like oil.

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 EARLY EDITION Rick Perry finally released his “Energizing American Jobs and Security” plan Friday (click here to download from me w/o having to give the Perry campaign your email address). 40 pages long (plus a cover page), Perry’s “jobs” plan is focused ENTIRELY on “energy” production. Ditto when it comes to “security”. In fact, Perry’s plan is SO singularly […]

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October 15, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Infrastructure, Politics

ACTION ALERT: 5,000 SIGNATURES for “Green Jobs Tomorrow Fast and Cheap”.

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 ACTION ALERT The White House announced on September 1st that they “will consider any petition that gets 5,000 signatures”. So I dashed off the following petition: Green jobs TOMORROW, fast & cheap. Here’s how. The fiction that “tax cuts create jobs” needs to be put to bed once and for all. After ten years of […]

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September 2, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs

The Failure of Success. The success of failure.

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 As I type this, Hurricane Irene is battering the Northeastern coast, leaving 15 35 people dead and more than a million homes without power. Governors of BOTH parties have been praising the response of FEMA… who was already dealing with the rare East coast earthquake from the week before. And in the middle of this mess, GOP Presidential […]

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August 29, 2011
Posted in: Election, Environment, General, Global Warming, Money, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Obama says “Get serious” about oil with energy plan that’s anything but.

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 On Wednesday, President Obama delivered his much anticipated Energy Policy speech, telling listeners that it was time to ‘get serious’ about our dependence on foreign oil. So, just what is the Obama Administration’s idea of “getting serious”? Reducing our current “11 million barrels a day” of oil imports “by one-third” by 2025. I don’t know about […]

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April 4, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes