Archive for March 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled stringent new rules for clean-water nutrient levels, requiring phosphorous and nitrogen levels in all lakes, bays, rivers, streams and canals in Florida to be held to those of the area’s most pristine waterways. The rules are set to be implemented — in only Florida — next year.
The news that some major food companies employ a corporation which uses human embryonic cells for its research is definitely changing my grocery list.
I was born in the South, so I never developed a taste for Pepsi, and I eat very little soy, but I have purchased many products from both Kraft and Nestle. They will be off my shopping lists until they follow Campbell Soup Company and sever their relationship with Senomyx .
The inventor of the Internet has died. No, not Al Gore, but Paul Baran, the US engineer who built the Arpanet, the precursor to today’s Internet.
Thanks, Mr. Baran.
The Obama Administration thinks nothing will happen if they stick the pool reporter in a closet? How out of touch must one be to think like that?
The first thing I hear on the news this morning is that NATO is delaying taking over the Libya operation, less than 12 hours after His Oneness assured us NATO would assume control Wednesday. Don’t you just love the smell of disaster in the morning?
As Robert Stacy McCain puts it, we know Libya is a really bad idea because Sen. John Kerry favors it. Toby Harnden found the speech as lacking in clarity as I did. Praveen Swami worries that other despots will take from this adventure the fact that Gaddafi gave up his nuclear and chemical weaponry ambitions. Even NBC’s Jim Maceda said Gaddafi must be feeling better since His Oneness didn’t call for actual regime change.
AP fact-checked the speech. The score wasn’t pretty. The Washington Times landed a solid punch with its editorial. Paul Kengor gives us an intelligence nugget from the Reagan era which was new to me. Today would certainly be different if Gaddafi had been assassinated then. Steven Hayward focused on the style of the speech, and the comments below point out other annoyances.
Jonah Goldberg’s basketball analogies for Obama’s actions on Libya holds up nicely after the speech.