RINO Watch: Romney thinks our human-caused “climate change” problem needs “leadership”

So last-century.

RomneyNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

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”

Bundy crisis I: Conservatives throw the republic under the bus

A republic — if we can keep it.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Video of the complete Cliven Bundy clip the networks didn’t show you, and of Charles Krauthammer making a fool of himself.  Enjoy!

Alt v. EPA: Score one for the good guys

Charter, exceeded.

This case is a few months old, but its outcome just came to my attention.  It’s a case brought by a West Virginia farmer, 61-year-old grandmother Lois Alt, against the EPA, which in 2011 was threatening her with thousands in daily fines for the substances rainwater might encounter in running off across her land.

Alt and her husband, Tony, run a chicken farm in Old Fields, West Virginia.  Their farm is subject to EPA regulations for “concentrated animal feeding operations” (CAFOs), which under the Clean Water Act must take measures against the contamination of local waterways with “process wastewater,” Continue reading “Alt v. EPA: Score one for the good guys”

Breaking wind: NIMBYs, hostages, and other woes from the European wind wars

Winds of… wind.

Those darned Europeans are so attached to their picturesque views.  When it comes to wind power and wind-turbine farms, the honeymoon is over.  The bloom is off the rose.  Rate-payers, homeowners, holiday-makers: if you’re wind, it turns out that Europeans can quit you.

A growing annoyance

It was being reported ominously, two years ago, that the Dutch – the Western world’s quintessential pioneers of wind power – were really starting to be over wind.  Not only is it expensive and unreliable; it’s just so…unsightly.  In the 21st century, we aren’t talking pretty, old-fashioned windmills that creak gently and make the Netherlands look its postcard-landscape best.  We’re talking about those towering monstrosities in vast phalanges that whir menacingly, slaughter birds, and mar world-heritage vistas – all while, who knows, causing cancer to boot.

One year ago, Continue reading “Breaking wind: NIMBYs, hostages, and other woes from the European wind wars”