As predicted, the House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would regulate greenhouse gas emissions and guarantee Americans a polar bear in every pot, so long as that pot is made from 75% post-consumer granola. Now the measure heads to the Senate, where at least one man has the carbon-based stones to ask: What, exactly, is the Environmental Protection Agency trying to hide?
A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming.
"[Report author Alan Carlin] came out with the truth. They don't want the truth at the EPA," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla, a global warming skeptic, told FOX News, saying he's ordered an investigation. "We're going to expose it."
Yes! Transparency, that's what we need in these matters; just think how much time we've wasted on "evolution" because people keep planting those hoax fossils underground. Anyway, kudos to Jim Inhofe for standing up to the EPA on behalf of skilled scientist Alan Carlin…
An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist — not a scientist — included "no original research" in his report. The official said that Carlin "has not been muzzled in the agency at all," but stressed that his report was entirely "unsolicited."
"It was something that he did on his own," the official said. "Though he was not qualified, his manager indulged him and allowed him on agency time to draft up … a set of comments."
Oh, what, now you have to be a "scientist" to write policy reports about science? Who gets to decide what makes a person a "scientist," anyway? That's right, other "scientists." See how this sham works?
And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go draft up a report disproving calculus. I just have a hunch, is all, and I hated that crap in school.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, EPA, James Inhofe, Science & Technology
Could it be that the Republican Party is actually beginning to get the message*?
[E]ven as [Arlen Specter's] jilted former party slams the door behind him, the GOP is quietly pursuing a 2010 strategy that relies heavily on candidates nearly identical to Specter. The party’s road to winning back a Senate majority, it seems, is paved with moderates whose records are sure to make conservatives blanch.
For the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s recruitment list for 2010 reads like a roster of some of the party’s best-known RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and squishes — the derisive terms applied to centrists by movement conservatives.
The article goes on to name some of the RINOs that the GOP is supposedly pursuing, including Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Delaware Rep. Michael Castle.
Wouldn't it be nice if this induced all the GOP's theocrats, neocons and xenophobes to splinter off and form their own irrellevant third-party so that they live out the rest of their lives campaigning to annoyed pedestrians while the rest of the GOP reverts back to something resembling the rational, fiscally-responsible party of Buckley and Goldwater?
I, personally, still probably wouldn't vote for them. But I also wouldn't fear for my life so much.
* Well, Sen. Jim Inhofe not included.
Tags: Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Florida, James Inhofe, Pennsylvania, Republicans, Senate