Climate Foibles

Seldom does one see and hear an individual in favor of burning towns and polluting rivers with oil laden train wrecks.

But Vermont has one, in the person of the faux science maven, Bill McKibben. Shipping oil by train costs $50/barrel and has a record of making a mess of trackside attractions. The Keystone Pipeline costs $10/barrel to move that oil and won’t burn up Canadian towns.

Obviously, McKibben hasn’t the faintest concept of how the markets work so his ideas of divesting one of the “Movement” (whatever that is) of hydrocarbon firms means that others will BUY those firms. Given that, What does McKibben hope to accomplish?

Once more “The Eagle” gets out front on this sartorial wreck traipsing to New York to publicly embarrass Middlebury College and Vermont. While we’re at it, perhaps we should take up a collection to get him clothes that fit.

Middlebury’s McKibben behind movement to divest from hydrocarbon firms

{snip] Against the backdrop of the U.N. Climate Summit meeting, in which more than 100 nations gathered in New York City to address climate change, a green push to strip oil and gas companies of large institutional investors this week has gained endorsements from the city of Oxford and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

#“Peter Shumlin became the first governor to endorse the idea earlier this week,” McKibben said.

#”(States) should divest their pension funds of holdings in fossil fuel companies… It makes no sense to invest in the companies that drive the crisis.”

#Environmental groups convinced that driving hybrids and changing light bulbs won’t save the planet from extreme weather have decided to increase pressure on oil and gas companies by attacking their institutional funding. [snip]

McKibben, who serves as environmental studies scholar at Vermont’s Middlebury College, made headlines this week by organizing the largest climate march in history. The gathering, which was designed to show support for this week’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York City, drew more than 300,000 demonstrators, including a highly eccentric mix of communists, vegans, union members and other radicals. [snip]

Missing from the Climate Meander was the large puppet heads and some flit in a purple tutu on roller blades. Otherwise every other crank in this universe was present.

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Voter ID laws are Racist

Eric Holder said so, Obama said it too. In fact, just about any of Pompous Flacks, scribbling in what passes for the Media echoed that phrase also.

If you are for Voter ID, YOU are a Racist-Bigot-Homophobe and probably a wife beater too. Why you might even molest children!

AG Holder sued to make sure the disaffected, the poor, the downtrodden and, Oh hell the halt, deaf, disfigured, dumb, retarded and terminally stupid would be able to vote without showing any ID. Holder knew all of the aforementioned were honest, upstanding residents of their election districts.

Therefore the following should come as any shock to America; it just has tobe an outlier, an anomaly, right?

Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges

State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.

Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release. [snip]

Now I wouldn’t have expected this from a Democrat AND a person of color AND a woman. Maybe the Donkey Spokesperson, Debbie Wasserman Shultz can explain SUCH goings on!

Ayala, who represents the 128th District, was elected in 2012, replacing her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. She chose to run for reelection earlier this year, despite the voting fraud investigation, but lost a four-way primary in August. [snip]

Ayala allegedly voted in various Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee elections, a municipal primary election and a state primary election between 2009 and 2012 in districts inconsistent with the location of her residence, according to the release. She is also accused of voting in the Bridgeport state general election in 2012 in a district where she didn’t live.

According to the Connecticut Post, Ayala’s mother, Santa, was also investigated by the Elections Enforcement Commission. The commission also recommended criminal charges be filed against Santa Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters in Bridgeport, but none have been filed as of Friday.

Christina Ayala was charged with eight counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. [SNIP]

Ayala’s arrest is not her first run-in with the law since her political career began in 2012.

She was fined $350 for a hit-and-run car accident shortly after winning the 2012 Democratic primary for the House seat. She later got into a fight with her boyfriend and faced domestic violence charges, which were dropped after she completed counseling. [snip]

This one ,at least, should be familiar with how court proceedings work.

Has anyone checked her immigration status? Just asking.


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