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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Every month another story emerges from California that makes out-of-staters think, “Now will those Democrat voters get it?” Then the state sends another batch of leftists to Sacramento to pass more job-killing, life-denying restrictions on their everyday activities. But the current crisis isn’t merely bad economic theory or social justice activism; a state filled with […]

Quick Reminder: Nobody at ABC Personally Takes Their Global Warming Doomsday Predictions Seriously, Either

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“FLASHBACK: ABC’s ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015,” via Scott Whitlock of NewsBusters, who writes: New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News […]

Two Gray Ladies in One!

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle,” Robert Tracinski of the Federalist looks at the Times’ rare moment of honesty and self-awareness in debunking the WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!1!!!! fever that they and the American TV networks pushed so heavily in the late ’60s and early ’70s: Stewart […]

Following Obama’s Orders, I’m Calling Out the Climate Deniers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: ● “John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs.” —CNN, February 17, 2014 ● “A US military C-17 transport aircraft that usually carries at least 100 troops flew to Geneva Airport to pick up Secretary of State John Kerry and flew him to […]

‘Tomorrowland Chokes on a Big, Fat Green Pill’

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

When the trailers for Tomorrowland played at my local theater and made the rounds on the Internet, I admired the glittering digital effects, but waited to read the initial reviews before seeing it, as I knew that anything starring George Clooney had to be packing a huge leftwing sucker punch in there somewhere. And of […]

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much at the box office. Its narrative goal, however: to get you to stop caring so much about the vapid capitalistic things that are ruining us all and […]

Great Moments in Self-Awareness

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Or the lack thereof: Despite this outrageous setup and all the attention to it over the past 20 years, the status quo is still firmly entrenched, especially when it comes to health research. All of us — physicians, policymakers, journalists, curious patients — can’t access many of the latest research findings, unless we fork over […]

Two Condé Nasts in One!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: Data center emissions account for small percentage of global emissions, Greenpeace information technology analyst Gary Cook tells us. That’s not much compared to 14 percent that goes towards agriculture or the 13 percent that goes to transportation. But data center emissions are growing by at […]

Bill Nye, The Antediluvian Guy

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

There are some films that audiences enjoy watching over and over again, but this is one rerun we’ve all seen so many times, we can recite the dialog with the actors, Rocky Horror Picture Show-style. Or in this case, maybe Reefer Madness. “Bill Nye Compares Combating Climate Change to Winning World War II,” Joseph Rossell […]

We Only Have Ten Years to Save the Planet From People Who Think It Only Has Ten Years Left

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“25 Years Of Predicting The Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’” are collated by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller, which we’re happy to add to to our growing “Final Countdown” files. It’s a great list of epic enviro-wacko failures, though I’m not sure if  Bastasch is right here: 9. The “tipping point” warning first started in […]

Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“UN scientists warn time is running out to tackle global warming — Scientists say eight years left to avoid worst effects,” screamed a London Guardian headline on May 4th, 2007. The article’s lede is equally classic boilerplate “Grauniad:” Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of […]

Tell Me More About Earth Hour, Tom Brady

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“McCarren airport so packed with private jets of the rich and famous that officials had to close it to new flights,” the London Daily Mail reports after the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight yesterday. The article also has a photo captioned, “The star members of the New England Patriots — including quarterback Tom Brady — took a private […]

CNN Enters New Round of Climate Panic

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

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Prepper Star Wisely Refuses to be Mocked By CNN, Turns Down TV Special

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Rick Austin, a best-selling author, survival expert, sought after speaker and television personality, turned down what many looking for publicity would have considered the opportunity of a lifetime — to be featured in a CNN special television series,” the Inquisitr Website notes. And judging from their description of a CNN show as “the opportunity of […]

El Estilo Paranoico! ‘Univision News Prez Sees Those Opposed to Network’s Agenda as Nazis’

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“There is something to be said for the warm cocoon of academia, and its ability to draw out the true thoughts of radicals,” Jorge Bonilla writes at NewsBusters. “Univision News President and Fusion CEO Isaac Lee’s recent presentation at the University of Texas at Austin was certainly no exception:” Lee’s eye-popping remarks should serve as […]

‘Sexy Conservatives Will Out-Breed Barren Liberals’

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: That critical thinking plays a role in falling birthrates is backed up by a study conducted at Kansas State University, in which researchers found that “people’s desire to have children is most influenced by the positive and negative interactions, and the trade-offs.” These are detailed elegantly in an essay by Lionel Shriver, the author […]

Jerry Brown’s Oedipal Struggle

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Joel Kotkin gets to the core of what’s driving California’s water woes, writing a rare must-read voice of sanity in the otherwise mentally arid wasteland that is the Daily Beast: Indeed, if you look at California’s greatest achievements as a society, the Pat Brown legacy stands at the core. The California Aqueduct turned vast stretches […]

‘For the Environmentally Conscious, Cremation is a Problematic Option’

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost,” the New York Times reports in chillingly straitlaced fashion: The body of the tiny 78-year-old woman, gray hair falling over stiffened shoulders, was brought to a hillside at Western Carolina University still clad in a blue hospital gown and chartreuse socks. She was laid on a bed of […]

RFK, Jr. Apologizes for Godwin’s Law Violation, Working Al Gore’s Territory

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Remember when the DNC-MSM was bored back in February immediately before Brian Williams blew himself up, and tried to make this a rightwing issue? “Robert Kennedy Jr apologizes for comparing vaccinated children to victims of a ‘holocaust’” the London Daily Mail reports. Though of course they, and he mean The Holocaust: ● Nephew of JFK, […]

VDH: How Jerry Brown Engineered California’s Drought

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll