My Christmas Book List

I have to say that this Christmas found me considerably enriched, both in the thought that went into my gifts and in the time I spent with my family.


News of the Day: Limerick Edition 9-15-10

Your news in Limerick Form!


Greens and Red Ink

So this little Greenie shop closed in my city, and it somehow made the news.  I am consumed with spite for the Greens, not much of it undeserved.  I trace this spite to the incident in which I, refusing to give my unqualified support to the idea of massive government spending in service to the dubious cause… Continue reading »


Let’s Kill Some Japanese

Well, not one month after the Howard government of Australia lost out to the Labor party of Kevin Rudd, we have this charming bit of heroism.  Apparently, the whales are in trouble!  Japan is going to hunt 1000 whales this year, including the humpback.  This just won't do, so: …the Australian government will be casting… Continue reading »


It Could Be a Punchline If It Weren’t So True.

Green Hanukkia' campaign sparks ire In a campaign that has spread like wildfire across the Internet, a group of Israeli environmentalists is encouraging Jews around the world to light at least one less candle this Hanukka to help the environment. The founders of the Green Hanukkia campaign found that every candle that burns completely produces… Continue reading »


The Assault on Reason

Man killed in water-rage attack in Australia Thu Nov 1, 2007 12:42am EDT   SYDNEY (Reuters) – A man has been charged with murder in Australia after an elderly man who was watering his garden was bashed to death in an apparent case of suburban water-rage. Australia is in its sixth year of severe drought… Continue reading »



It occurs to me that the debate over global warming and climate change breaks down along fairly ideological lines.  Apart from the obvious conservative-liberal split, I have come to think of people as having one of the following attitudes as it pertains to the environment, planet, and relevant issues: Custodial – meaning that the primary… Continue reading »


Square Your Jaw, or Fret and Make it Worse

The global-warming hucksters Posted: October 23, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern The scaremongers are not always wrong. The Trojans should have listened to Cassandra. But history shows that the scaremongers are usually wrong. Parson Malthus predicted mass starvation 250 years ago, as the population was growing geometrically, doubling each generation, while agricultural production was going arithmetically, by… Continue reading »


Climate Change is…People?

Charlton Heston on Global Climate Change This is what I mean when I talk about hubris and vanity.  To think that our impact on the planet will last any longer than it takes our bones to turn to fertilizer is folly.  And to think that even if we pollute and despoil the planet that life… Continue reading »


Liberal Environmentalists and the Long View…You Know Where I’m Going With This

Silent Alarmism A centennial we could do without. By Iain Murray Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, the 1962 book that launched the modern environmental movement, was born a century ago this week, and it is no wonder that green activists are celebrating her legacy. She practically invented the environmental alarmist strategy that has been… Continue reading »

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