Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Energy Ignorance of Ken Brenner

Here, we expose the breath-taking ignorance in a recent letter to the editor from the worst politician Routt County has ever endured:

Ken’s myth:
“the BP disaster in the Gulf”

Even the uber-Liberal Time Magazine knows there was no environmental disaster.

Click here for more on the environmental disaster that wasn’t.

Ken indulges his favorite fantasies:
“In the past several days, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced new leases for solar and wind projects on our public lands. I appreciate his efforts in that area and look forward to the jobs that come with those industries.”

Click here & examine wind power follies.
Click here for a brief insight into solar power follies.

When governments subsidize alternative energy “solutions”, they ONLY serve to subsidize FAILURE! So long as their failures remain subsidized, these alternative energy “solutions” will NEVER become economically viable in the real world. But, Ken has never lived in the real world.

Ken’s myth:
“energy companies have yet to develop a commercially successful process to extract the oil from rock”

Oil Shale technology was proven on a commercial scale at least as far back as 1924.

The largest Oil Shale facility has been in commercial operation since 1980.

Ken’s ignorance:
“Many experts have expressed concern about the impacts of large-scale oil shale production to our water, air, agriculture and public health. We want those impacts to be fully addressed”

It has already been addressed. The guidelines already exist for environmental protection in developing Oil Shale. These guidelines are the most stringent in the entire world.

The ONLY remaining obstacle is the most dangerous religious cult ever. And, Ken Brenner is a charter member of that cult.

Click here to learn more.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fighting the Progressive Takeover of State Courts

Quoting Matt Arnold
at Human Events:
“As more and more citizens have come to understand that ‘progressive’ courts and judges have aided and abetted the growth of government power and the erosion of individual rights, they are pursuing the opportunity — and the right—to hold our judicial officeholders accountable at the ballot box.

In several states—most prominently, in Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado—the normally sleepy judicial elections are turning into some of the hottest issues on the ballot in this already critical election year.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Click here for two basic 2010 election issues.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

An Academic Pinhead Displays Her Ignorance

Quoting local pinhead Teresa Audesirk:
“Satellite measurements over the world’s oceans, combined with data from more than 6,000 land-based sites throughout the world, tell us that decade by decade, Earth is inexorably warming.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

Let’s very briefly review the shocking ignorance displayed in just that one quoted sentence:

1) Even the world’s foremost alarmist admits that there has been no statistically significant global warming in the last 15 years (and, peer reviewed science shows that the data which demonstrate that contain an estimated warm bias of about 30%).

2) Peer reviewed science demonstrates that there is nothing even remotely unusual about the latest (now stalled for 15 years) warming trend. In fact, the ONLY thing which makes the current interglacial warming period even remotely unusual is that we have yet to match -- much less exceed -- temperatures produced by ANY of the previous FOUR interglacial warming periods. Not only that, but the closest we came to matching the temperatures of ANY of the previous FOUR interglacial warming periods was about 8,000 years ago during what is known as the Hypsithermal. Furthermore, as the previous link documents, we are in the middle of an on-going, uninterrupted 10,000 year cooling trend which the latest warming has NOT reversed!

Click here to easily verify the source data for the previous two links and to explore that data in greater detail.

In writing this bit of purely political propaganda, Ms. Audesirk has not applied ANY critical thinking skills. She has ONLY regurgitated the same tired old talking points of the purely political and utterly tyrannical eco-extremist Left.

What is REALLY scary is that Ms. Audesirk is a text book author. Would I want anybody’s children “learning” from her text books? Not on your life! Parents! Home school your kids!

Click here to expose Ms. Audesirk’s hurricane ignorance.
Click here for more basic climate change science.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sustainability = Stagnation

Our local Socialist pinheads are at it again -- promoting the “sustainability” fraud.

Fraud? Yep, 100% fraud -- at least under any market based system.

Proof? That’s simple -- name ONE natural resource which the world has EVER run out of. There are none. And, only a centrally planned economy could ever deliver one. Under a market based economy, the natural law of supply and demand ensures that the world NEVER runs out of ANY natural resource. Rather, as the resource becomes scarcer, the price goes higher. Demand then drops, the price drops and the cycle repeats. But, the general trend is for GRADUALLY increasing prices and GRADUALLY decreasing demand. This creates incentives to find alternatives. And, higher priced alternatives become NATURALLY competitive and GRADUALLY take hold as the preferred commodity. Or, ideally, lower priced alternatives are found through the fountainhead of innovation. If you want an example, study the hysteria surrounding predictions that the world would run out of whale oil -- never happened!

I need to update my Peak Oil post to eliminate my “world of hurt” phrase and replace it with the GRADUAL concept described above.

Back to the sustainability fraud…
The sustainability fraud promotes stagnation and the death of innovation. It presumes that we will forever remain dependent upon the resources we current use and never make use of other resources in more innovative and/or less expensive ways. Again, that only even begins to make sense in a centrally planned economy where all innovation has been crushed under the jack boot of a Socialist totalitarian regime -- exactly where we are heading.

So, once the Socialists more fully impose their utopian fantasy and more fully crush innovation, we will -- indeed -- be forced (at gunpoint) to embrace the sustainability fraud in order to survive. But, as noted in the opening paragraph, the irony is that this utopian nightmare is the ONLY circumstance under which we could ever actually run out of any natural resource.

The Socialists tell us that they are actually providing -- through government subsidies -- the spark which will ignite the innovation that delivers the next generation of energy sources. BALDERDASH! Direct government subsidies (of any sort) do NOTHING but subsidize failure and stagnation! Wind and solar power would be MUCH farther along in finding their natural niche in our power grid if government had NOT subsidized them! The subsidies eliminate ALL incentive to improve the product and find the natural niche!

Ethanol never had a natural niche and never will. It was 100% pure government fraud and corruption (and still is). And, the same eco-nuts behind the sustainability fraud are the very nuts who -- as documented in a previous post -- reacted in an utterly irrational way to Three Mile Island and ensured we would not develop any new nuclear power plants for DECADES.

As I noted in a previous post, the global warming hysteria fraud is very similar to the stagnated mindset of the pinheads who promote the sustainability fraud. And, as we can see in the editorial which prompted this post; the two frauds are very deeply intertwingled. The stagnation promoted by the climate change alarmists is the fantasy that current climate conditions are ideal and any change -- natural or otherwise -- is inherently catastrophic. The entire fraud is based upon the notion that we must -- at ANY COST and no matter how insane the cost to “benefit” ratio -- find a way (which does not exist and never will exist) to stagnate the climate and perpetuate the current conditions forever. That, my friends, is typical of a stagnated mindset which is scared to death of ANYTHING which represents change of any sort.

The ONE aspect of our current condition which is truly “unsustainable” is deficit spending to fund entitlement fantasies. But, reigning in these truly unsustainable deficits is -- naturally -- anathema to the Socialists who ignorantly promote their alternative sustainability fraud.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SPT Editor Admits I Was Correct

Quoting Brent Boyer, the “Editor” of our local Socialist rag
(emphasis mine):
“Beginning in August 2008, we simply required that online commenters provide us their real names, so that we could verify their identity before giving them permission to post to our site… At the time, I also believed that if a poster knew that we knew who they were, they might be more likely to engage in civil online dialogue.

As we approach the two-year anniversary of that change, I find myself asking, ‘Did we accomplish our goals?’

Increasingly, my answer is ‘No.’”
Boyer, whether he admits it or not, has just proven my original prediction to be correct.

On 7/24/2008 -- before SPT implemented their latest efforts to suppress free speech -- I predicted:
“Eliminating anonymity will do little or nothing to improve the discourse. Better moderation will. SP&T need only objectively and reasonably enforce their own written rules.”
As predicted, the ONLY thing Boyer and crew have “accomplished” is to further suppress free speech and to drive away some of their best commentators -- yes, including myself.

You see -- with VERY good reason -- I don’t trust anybody at our local Socialist rag any farther than I could throw their building. So, there was never any way in hell they were going to get my name.

Now, as Boyer contemplates his “next steps” in suppressing free speech, the only certainty is that the iron curtain will come down one step harder on The People’s Republic of Steamboat Springs.

Sad (and, entirely predictable).