Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County

Killing them slowly.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Update:  Readers, I am adding a comment from reader Jose Zapatero, which was left at a post where most of you are unlikely to see it.  It’s on point for this “Part II” post, as I think the post begins to answer some of his questions.  Here’s the exchange.

From Jose Zapatero: Continue reading “Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County”

Desperate desert tortoise endangered by Jerry Brown

Help, Mr. Wizard!

Q.  When does destroying a creature’s natural habitat with human power-generation activities not matter?

A.  When Jerry Brown is governor of California, the creature is the desert tortoise, and the power-generation activity in question is the installation of a huge solar-power facility in the Mojave Desert.

It’s the, um, selective prioritization that warrants calling out here.  The issue of whether the desert tortoise will be fatally inconvenienced by the solar facility is no more clear-cut than it ever is in such cases.  Some environmentalists can always be found Continue reading “Desperate desert tortoise endangered by Jerry Brown”