This guest post comes from the thoughtful DWG about a rally and a local Congressman … Last night, I had the privilege of seeing John Mellencamp perform in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. For those unfamiliar with Mellencamp, many of his songs focus on rural and urban decay and the people left in the wake. […]
Entries from October 2010
October 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment
October 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Slay Vampires for Halloween … and help defeat the Climate Zombie Invasion
Vampires are among us. When you aren’t looking (or, when you are looking but not seeing), when you are sleeping, when you aren’t paying attention, Vampires are sucking up vital juices, threatening our very existence. For Halloween, kill some Vampires and contribute to defeating the invasion of Climate Zombies!
October 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Stupid Goes Viral: The Last Stand of the Climate Zombies?
R L Miller — building on tremendous work by Brad Johnson — has done a real service by seeking to track down every single Republican candidate for Federal Office to determine whether they agree with the science and believe in action (Climate Hawk / Hero), sort of agree with the science but don’t really do […]
Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · guest post · political symbols · politics · republican party
October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Vote Sanity … because you might be mad, but they are CRAZY!
A new website went up: Vote Sanity! Vote Sanity calls attention to how so many candidates’ views are not extreme but, well, simply leave the reservation. As Billy Wimsatt put it: My Fellow Sane Americans, What does it say about us that the most effective counterweight to the Tea Party is not a political party […]
October 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments
As if you aren’t already aware, the vast majority of Republican candidates for Federal office are “climate zombies”: people who reject the scientific method, falsely accuse the leading scientific institutions and scientists around the world of fraud, and who embrace service to fossil-foolish interests over service to the American people (both today’s and the yet-to-be-born). […]
October 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment
R L Miller comes to the table with thoughtful, informed, insightful, and passionate writing. This guest post is part of a series highlighting the anti-science syndrome suffering hatred of a livable economic system that is prevalent in the new wave of Republican candidates for Congress. An utter disdain for science, openly using truthiness-laden talking points […]
October 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment
This is a guest post from Renzo Gasolini who, with some painful satire, highlights how (even) the Chinese have “left behind” the United States in a key path toward a prosperous and climate-friendly future. For those who might question how much this rings true, perhaps it is worth considering that in Wisconsin. Republican candidate for […]
October 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on “I get naked for Clean Air.”
One of the most cost-effective paths toward expanding voter participation: vote by mail. This allows voters to “get naked” to participate in our democratic process. The expense and challenges associated with running elections are well known. While there is something, truly, fundamentally satisfying for many of us in our public execution of a civic responsibility […]
Energy SMART: Invest in Electrified Steel Interstate for economic, security, and environmental reasons
October 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Let me give Alan Drake one of the highest compliments that I know of: he makes me think. I got to know Alan due to some pretty acerbic criticism from him about the viability of aspects of the 2006 Energize America plan. He (rightfully) argued that it gave rail (especially electrified rail) short shrift and […]
October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Climate Hero taking on a Climate Peacock who supports Climate Zombies: VA-10
Retired Air Force Colonel Jeff Barnett is one of the hardest working Congressional candidates in the nation, having walked his entire (reasonably large) district in an effort to introduce himself to the citizens and voters. Barnett has a strong resume, pilot, military assistant to the Office of Net Assessment, and time as Chief of Staff […]