We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That's what Jim Hansen is calling for. Glad we didn't give them a dictatorship when they wanted us to fight global cooling 15 years ago...or every other time in history when the experts have been wrong.
Hansen, like Gore, has obviously not been taking his medicine.
This ghastly excuse for a scientist and government employee is saying that, because people don't believe his cant, the democratic process isn't exactly working? Excuse me, this IS the democratic process (as opposed to the Democratic process). The people are hearing the evidence, even through the MSM's attempts to fog it up, and they are rejecting his position.
What does it take to fire this employee? And who has standing to sue him and Al Gore? By heaven, if the Sierra Club can sue Weyerhauser and the Forest Service, someone should be able to sue Jimmy and Al. Please. Soon.
Actually, the Democratic (as opposed to the democratic) process IS working: Congress is busy passing all kinds of crazy stuff to combat AGW, and will continue to do so until -- using the democratic process -- we put a new Congress in place in 2010. It's not too soon to start sending money to the right campaigns.
Leag ... surely you have not forgotten so soon. Obama promised during his presidential campaign to bankrupt the coal industry. He's planning to do it too -- now that 'he's won.'
What we really need is more nuclear powered electrical generating plants. Most of Europe has the majority of their electricity produced by nuclear generating plants -- in France, it's 70%. The United States, with a land mass many times greater, has only 104 nuclear generating plants.