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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Obama waivers spreading - now EPA waivers

According to a declaration by air chief Gina McCarthy, officials reviewed EPA policies and decided it was appropriate to “grandfather” projects such as the Avenal Power Center, a proposed 600-megawatt power plant in the San Joaquin Valley, so they are exempted from rules such as new air quality standards for smog-forming nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

Hey, you know what else Barack Obama did in January?  He picked GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to lead his new jobs commission.  Does that sound like a non-sequitur to you?  Let Timothy Carney explain the details of the Avenal Power Center:
The proposed Avenal Energy project will be a combined-cycle generating plant consisting of two natural gas-fired General Electric 7FA Gas Turbines with Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and one General Electric Steam Turbine.

Here's something to do in your parents' back yard

Teenager from Indiana makes homemade 'death-ray' with 5,800 tiny mirrors.  Watch the video at the bottom of the article.

The sloppy Roethlisberger

And dessert.

Letter to Egyptian Demonstrators

Dear Egyptian demonstrators,

Please do not damage the pyramids. We will not rebuild them.

The Jews

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spengler: Food and failed Arab states

"Egypt is the world's largest wheat importer, beholden to foreign providers for nearly half its total food consumption.  Half of Egyptians live on less than $2 a day. Food comprises almost half the country's consumer price index, and much more than half of spending for the poorer half of the country. This will get worse, not better."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The dog that didn't bark

"The Hezbollah coup in Lebanon functioned as a test of what the US reaction would be, and unless something changes in the coming days, the answer is now obvious."

Superbowl stripper shortage

"...strip clubs surrounding Cowboys Stadium are looking for an additional 10,000 girls to entertain the overwhelming crowds expected during the Packers-Steelers matchup."

Why We Have Children

Timothy Dalrymple:

Lifelong singles can, of course, lead joyful and fulfilling lives and there are other ways in which they are shaped. In retrospect, however, my life prior to parenthood was like a symphony constrained to a single note. In the year that followed my daughter's birth, I felt—really felt—the whole spectrum of human emotions, the depth and richness of human experience. Through my daughter's eyes, I remembered wonder. Her laughter and unbridled joy reminded me why the world is good. She was a vessel of grace, a sacrament, and she returned me to life.