The Bush Administration continues to try to give money to their friends in the oil bid’nes’. Other attempt to drill. This must be the 5th or 6th time they have tried.
Outstanding Robert Redford appeal.
NYT editoral 5/30/06 -
Sherwood Boehlert, the moderate Republican who will retire this fall, observed on the floor of the House last week that despite polls showing conservation as the ”preferred option” among Americans worried about high gas prices and oil dependency, ”this Congress has not voted on a single conservation measure since gasoline hit $3 a gallon.” At which point his colleagues voted (yet again) to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling in the misguided but apparently unshakable belief that a nation that uses one-quarter of the world’s oil while possessing 3 percent of its reserves can drill its way to lower prices. Continue reading
Pluto is a planet no more. This was a big discussion topic when I was in astronomy class in high school (in the 70′s)! It is simply a big rock in space. An astroid. more
From WaPo: Virginia Sen. George Allen apologized directly to S.R. Sidarth yesterday, telling the 20-year-old Democratic campaign staffer that he was sorry for offending him with remarks that have generated nationwide criticism for being racially insensitive.
Allen’s telephone call to Sidarth was the first direct contact between the two since Allen (R) was caught by Sidarth’s video camera calling him a “macaca” and welcoming the Fairfax native to “America and the real world of Virginia.”
Sidarth said Allen told him that the apology was “from his heart.”
“His main point was he was sorry he offended me,” Sidarth, a fourth-year University of Virginia student, said in an interview later. “He realized how much he offended me from the comments I made in the media.” more
Just think how this would have played if Senator Allen would have called this young man the next day. No TV interviews. No Daily Show. No hundreds of blogs bashing him. It would have been squashed.