Monday, May 19, 2008

Global "Warming": Consensus?

Not so much. According to NewsBusters, 31,000 American scientists were (at the time the article was published) ready to release a petition, signed by all of them, rejecting the theory of man-made global warming. Now, honestly, who are we going to believe; Al Gore (who doesn't have a degree in science) and a multitude of celebrities who are either high school/college dropouts or have degrees in unrelated fields, or 31,000 people who do this sort of thing for a living, 9,000 of which are PhDs?

Hat tip to SteveEgg, from his Morning Scramble.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Midwest/TPG Drink the Koolaid

The Gorebal "Warming" Koolaid, that is.

Was poking around their site today, as I have a vacation to Colorado coming up at the end of this month for a wedding (not mine). I wanted to check the flight info and make sure I put it into my phone so that it's easily accessible when needed. I clicked on the "Commitment to the Environment" quick link, and was taken to this page. They're even going to offer carbon offsets. Fantastic.

I can only hope that soon, the Gorebal "Warming" scam will be exposed for the farce that it is.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hearing Aid Tax Credit

With all of the pork barrel spending and meaningless legislation that goes on in Washington these days, here is a bill that actually deserves some support. The Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act would allow a $1000 tax credit every 5 years for the purchase of up to two hearing aids. Currently, the bill would only allow this credit for those 55 or older, or those buying a hearing aid for a dependent. I'd like to see this expanded to cover people like my mom, who has not yet crossed the half century mark, who has used hearing aids all her life. With her aids, she has been able to raise two children, work in county health and human services for over 25 years, attend numerous school events my sister and I have been involved in, and so much more. Please take a moment to visit the site and consider emailing your congresspeople about this legislation.