Archive for May, 2008
As noted in this State of Alaska webpage press release (and also noted by Michelle Malkin), the state of Alaska will be filing suit in federal court against U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s recent decision to list the polar bear as ‘threatened.’
Many individuals, including Hugh Hewitt and Kevin Hassett, have noted that, despite Secretary Kempthorne’s claims to the contrary, the nature of this ruling and the Endangered Species Act leaves open the means for lawsuits challenging any federal project that may emit greenhouse gases. If the state of Alaska’s suit is unsuccessful, expect legal chaos soon.
Rebecca Walker, daugter of feminist Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple, discusses her life, family, and relationship with her mother.
Over at the Nature blog “The Great Beyond,” they have a post about highlights from the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, held in Pasadena, CA. Jumping robots, robots that run on water, and wall climbing robots are amongst those mentioned.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds makes the case for lunar property rights in a Popular Mechanics article
Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars has a post bringing attention to the negative review of “Expelled” by Thomas Robb, national director of the KKK. Mr. Robb’s problem with the film? In his view, the film is a “trap” by Ben Stein (a Jew, Robb is quick to point out) that encourages race mixing. Robb finds the film’s attempt to draw a connection between evolution and racism offensive to racists.
From Mr. Robb’s review:
The message of the movie is not about creationism but to trap Christians into accepting, tolerating, promoting and engaging in interracial relationships and marriage. After all as Christians we don’t want to promote the evils of Darwin – do we?
The trap has been set – don’t get caught!
The stupid, it burns.