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My posts consist of factual information on the science of climate change. If you have questions or wish to take issue with facts I post, feel free to state your case. As a rule, those who deny there is a problem are the ones who make astounding and hysterical claims--using distortions, exaggerations, and outright lies. For as long as I've been posting, correcting the misinformation and deliberate distortions of the Carp Per Diem Brigade, that's always been true. An objective reading of pertinent threads will prove that to the fair-minded reader. ...(full comment)

Letter: We must demand leadership on climate change

Good men and women were killed and maimed because of Bush's and Chenny's lies. Nobody is dying from the ACA ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

Can I comment? ...(full comment)

Letter: We must demand leadership on climate change

No I beg to differ Bruce. As soon as I saw the headline I KNEW who would be posting on this article. Anyone that reads the comments knows you would. So in your honor Bruce I bid you the title "His Highness of the Most Alarmed and Hysterical Global Warming Perpetuators". ...(full comment)

Letter: We must demand leadership on climate change

No, the war was three years after Clinton left office. Bush/Chaney did not rely on information from Clinton about Bin Laden and Chaney faked the evidence about Saddam. The UK had an investigation of the misinformation. Chaney had information leaked by Scooter Libby to a reporter to discredit a CIA to keep the truth from coming out. It was all LIES from the beginning. Why Obama would lie about keeping your doctors when the truth would come out makes no sense. . It was the insurance companies that cancelled the policies. Obama should have seen that the insurance companies would look out for their bottom line over patients but he didn't. That is a mistake not a lie. A lie is when some one intentionally doesn't tell the truth as Bush and Chaney did.. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

Common, I think you've got your characters mixed up. Bush was relying on the same intelligence that Clinton, Kerry, Pelosi, et al relied upon. His was the honestly held belief. Obama knew full well that there would be millions that could NOT keep their insurance plans, that they couldn't keep their doctors and that "every family will save $2,500." ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

Really?!?!?! They're smiling?!?! ...(full comment)

Official: Northfield swimmer who went missing in Bristol likely died during ‘polar plunge’

There is a fairly significant difference between voicing an honestly-held (if erroneous) belief and uttering a known falsehood. Only the latter is a lie. So the editorial correctly characterize Bush’s Iraq WMD falsehood as a lie. Clinton’s and Pelosi’s statements were probably true when made; and Kerry’s reflected his misplaced trust in Bush’s “intelligence.” And by all your misdirection you manage to whistle past -- and thus concede -- the point of the editorial, which is that nothing Obama ever said about the ACA could hold a candle to the consequences of Bush’s LIE: millions dead or maimed and trillions wasted. Only Halliburton and some other corporations benefited, but that was the whole purpose of the “war” after all. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

Ah, there it is right there: “the product of special programs and the public dime.” I would say that comment represents a pretty significant racial double-standard in that you single-out Obama (who has actually held private-sector employment not underwritten by taxpayer largesse), while giving a pass to Paul Ryan (who went to high school and college courtesy of taxpayers and whose only non-government employment was in a family business entirely dependent on public funds). ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

I cannot understand why anyone in this day and age would think it's ok to throw anything non-biodegradeable out of a car window. I admit to occasionally tossing an apple core, which will either be eaten or biodegraded very quickly. Paper, cans, plastic, glass - never. Nor would it occur to me to do so. Even when my children were in diapers, I drove home with stinky diapers in my car rather than tossing them. Why do people still litter? ...(full comment)

Letter: Think before you throw

Sorry to burst your bubble BPR, but the import tariffs on Brazilian ethanol have long been expired. As for diverting corn to ethanol production from our food supplies there is more to the story. Ethanol is big export commodity and is big business by itself. Suffice it to say that with profits at stake, all bets are off. As to the cellulosic ethanol your link refers too. That is nothing more than ethanol derived from wood fibers, no secret mystery fuel here. This mystery fuel was used widely in the US and Germany in WWI and again in WWII. It has been around since 1898, there were just cheaper alternatives, it all comes down to profits. For that matter, corn is by far one of the least suitable sources for ethanol production. However sugar beets and sugar cane are, funny thing, ha ha, is that we don't produce either so we have farmers anxious to sell their corn to the highest bidder. ...(full comment)

My turn: The price of the Renewable Fuel Standard

It was especially interesting to hear Huckabee saying there is more freedom in No Korea than in the US. I suggest he should try a year of "freedom" in No Korea and see if he is allowed back to tell us all about it. Make sure to bring some candles, they have no electricity there. ...(full comment)

Letter: A curious sponsorship

Obviously Ms. Marsh failed to include her co-writer of this letters name. That would Hans Christian Andersen (famous writer of fairy tales) The latest poll of Morgan -Stanley has the exact opposite findings. So thanks to 2 of my goats, Morgan and Stanley for their equally diligent poll. ...(full comment)

Letter: Kuster alternatives