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Speaking of revisionism, here's Sail/BPR's historical factoid of the week: "Big oil did indeed build America". History as taught at Koch Brothers U. perhaps? ...(full comment)

My Turn: Oil companies are important to all Americans

We not only give these new immigrants free welfare, healthcare, housing, wic and food stamps but now we are the cause of racism? The real culprits are the so called "relief agencies" who dump people in Manchester thereby increasing the tax rate and making life much less safe for the taxpayers. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Racism’s generational ripple effect

Time for maggie and democrats to start screaming about "wascially"republicans and their war of women. Yeah, that will take their simple minds off the budget.... ...(full comment)

State finishes 2014 fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, but $7 million less than planned

Laurie, do you hereby pledge, should your home catch fire, to not call "big labor"? I'm sure the firefighters would be perfectly happy not having to risk lives and limbs for such an ingrate as you. ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Storm front for big labor, means nothing ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Bruce_Currie- So, dailykos and comments from it- and a reference to a UC Berkeley course I cite above- so, you think these are "denier websites"!! ?? wow. I guess just about anything and everything could be called a "denier" website? I no longer consider it a hoax, which in some ways trivializes it. It is fraud. And yes, the criminal fraud has not been proven in a court of law - yet. There is this, though- http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/12/17/surreal-epas-leading-climate-change-expert-pleads-guilty-to-elaborate-fraud-n1764063 The fraud committed by the leading climate scientist at the EPA is not directly climate related, and I suppose we could say that just because he was a great blooming fraud in one area of his professional life he would not be a fraud in other parts of it. Yeah, sure. As far as wanting a video-conference rally- it would seem the sensible thing to do if the CAGW people were sensible. They are not. ...(full comment)

Letter: Leaving footprints

Several lead authors for the IPCC have repeatedly seen first hand politicization in climate science. Climate science is indisputably political. http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/ipcc_too_politicised_to_survive/ Climate researcher and IPCC co-author Eduardo Zorita calls for Climategate scientists Michael Mann, Phil Jones and Stefan Rahmstorf to be barred from the IPCC processes: I may confirm what has been written in other places: research in some areas of climate science has been and is full of machination, conspiracies, and collusion, as any reader can interpret from the CRU-files … I am also aware that in this thick atmosphere – and I am not speaking of greenhouse gases now – editors, reviewers and authors of alternative studies, analysis, interpretations, even based on the same data we have at our disposal, have been bullied and subtly blackmailed. In this atmosphere, Ph D students are often tempted to tweak their data so as to fit the ‘politically correct picture’. And what does it say about the disgraceful politicisation of climate science that Zorita warns: By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication. Chris Landsea leaves IPCC http://cstpr.colorado.edu/prometheus/archives/science_policy_general/000318chris_landsea_leaves.html “ I am withdrawing because I have come to view the part of the IPCC to which my expertise is relevant as having become politicized. In addition, when I have raised my concerns to the IPCC leadership, their response was simply to dismiss my concerns.” http://seeker401.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/an-author-of-the-2007-ipcc-report-claims-global-warming-politicized/ Prof. Richard Lindzen, former lead author of IPCC responds to political machinations used to support the failing CAGW thesis. ...(full comment)

Letter: A fact is a fact

So, you don't think there are conspiracies- wait, you do- aren't oil companies all working together, secretly funding skeptics? And any money, even if it is hundreds of millions- is just greenwash? And how about all that Koch money? Wasn't one of the first bats out of the box in the "voice of reason" thread the accusation that I must be funded by oil? Is that how you greet everybody new coming to this topic who is not a sworn alarmist- with paranoia? Once again, I am not funded by oil- that is paranoid thinking coming from alarmists. To be fair, I do not think you, Bruce_Currie, or Walter said it- I don't care to go back over that long thread to check. I expect a lot of individuals questioning CAGW just don't want to be crushed by fuel bills or freeze to death. That is what is now happening in the EU. But no, the default alarmist view says we either are in the employ of Big Oil, or are some other thing that is a pejorative. We cannot be treated by CAGW adherents as people who have questions that are worthy of respect. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Look north, look east to see cost of climate change

At least you've finally admitted the obvious--that the South switched political allegiances within a generation. It could be due to the cause you suggest, but you'd have to contort the facts as much to prove that stupid claim as your prior nonsense that Southern racists didn't migrate to the Republican party starting in the 1960. More frequent church-going and expressions of piety may or may not be more common among Southerners, but that didn't make white Southerners more likely to see the error of their ways or pray for an end to racism and Jim Crow. The black churches were the heart and soul of the Civil Rights movement in the South. Oddly enough, they had no trouble supporting the Democratic Party. ...(full comment)

My Turn: How a pair of European scholars drastically altered the Republican Party

when you have a multi million $$$ war chest like Brown, that is filled by Koch and their ilk, you bask in the light of superPACs bashing your opponent. ...(full comment)

Letter: Still hiding

Robert...you are undoubtedly spokesman for the National Republic Party. So, tell me: how does a Senator vote with a President?? Seems to me they are separate entities. Of course, the NRP would be happy for the voting public to accept their statements without question. The NRP thinks all voters accept their word, if they hear it enough. Of course, you and I both know the NRP is owned by the ultra-rich; however, I know their crap and disregard it. ...(full comment)

Letter: Still hiding

Itsy...you see, this is why people need to know something about which they are writing. You rant on about Annie, showing your ignorance. Had you bothered to check, you might have found a website titled 'sewallsfallsbridge.com'. And, had you the ability to comprehend complex written language, you might understand: "The City’s FY 2014 Capital Improvement Program includes the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Bridge. Final design and permitting began in late 2013 ..." and determined which city it was discussing. You really need to go back to grade school until you get a degree. ...(full comment)

Letter: It’s not Boehner’s bridge

That way? Heck, you're funny a LOT of ways. Kind of an Odd Duck, you are, lady. (c: ...(full comment)

Two stabbed in downtown Concord parking garage