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Entries from October 2011

“Ethical Oil”‘s unethical illogic?

October 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Spinmeisters like to be well paid and the fossil fuel (especially) extraction industries have more cash to throw around than Bill Gates.  Thus, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that some of the best ‘astroturfing’ and oxymoronic terminology comes in efforts to extend our recklessly destructive addiction to oil. Amid the Canadian Tar Sands polluters’ campaign to […]

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Tags: Energy

Darren Doth Protest Too Much?

October 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Darren Doth Protest Too Much?

On 18 October, Politco published a Darren Samuelson article entitled “Liberals unhappy with Solyndra focus“. Environmental groups are desperate to shift media attention away from Solyndra’s collapse and toward allegations of Obama administration favoritism to the Keystone XL pipeline, and they’re willing to throw the White House under the bus to do it. This article […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · Abu Dhabi · climate delayers · Energy · journalism · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics

Work that needs doing …

October 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Work that needs doing …

Look around yourself, do you see plenty of work that needs doing?  We’re not talking about the dishes in the sink (though, well, this could count if you want to hire a maid service) nor that yet-to-be-completed homework (no, not advocating hiring someone to write that Master’s Thesis for you …), but we’re talking of […]

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Tags: Energy

RWSM loves dirty energy more than they hate Hillary?

October 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

For some (many?) Democratic voters and activists, one of their reasons to support Barack Obama (or John Edwards or Bill Richardson or …) in the Democratic Party primaries in 2007/2008 was a visceral fear of the RWSM (Right-Wing Sound Machine) and how it how it had built up (irrational) hatred of Hillary Clinton in a […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · political symbols · politics · pollution