$16,000,000,000,000 in debt - that's extreme
Government take over of the heath care industry - that's extreme
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee - hero's
Good for Haslam turning down federal money - it never comes without strings attached
How often does a company come to town and spend a billion? Often when you give them 600 million + to do it
When you have nothing else - fall back to the race card - it's pathetic. Am I not allowed to dislike Obama's policies - or do I have to agree with him because he's black.
LibDem - Global Warming and pollution are two different issues, don't put them together
Commander - The Tea Party DID NOT support Fleischmann, nor do we support government corporate handouts
It would be nice if everyone based their opinion on facts rather than emotion. This had nothing to do with Stand Your Ground - it wasn't part of the trial - it was a self defense case. I don't know who was at fault, I do know that the prosecutors did not present a case that could win based upon the facts, not the hearsay nor the media hype. The jury had no option other than to bring a not guilty verdict
rickaroo - nice to be in agreement with you
Big Ridge - While facts dispute the warmist's contentions about climate change, that doesn't make them low information voters, nor is there any reason to impugn them. Every model for a warming earth has been wrong - the average temp of the planet has not warmed for over 15 years - is that meaningless? It would be if all the predictions that the AGW crowd weren't saying the exact opposite. As for Pam's suggestion that recent events are unprecedented, sorry, but you are wrong. Hurricane Sandy was a very moderate hurricane that met with weather fronts to produce the problem. You need to look at history. In the 50's three hurricanes hit the NYC area that were far larger and did more damage. Rain in TN has been worse, tornadoes have been more prevalent. These are historical facts - and that is why opinions like the author of this piece can not be taken seriously because they don't do their homework. As for being more energy efficient, I am all for it. Use all resources - today, fossil fuels make the most sense, at the same time technology will dictate new ways to produce energy. CO2 does not appear to be the problem, water vapor is actually a bigger factor involving the climate.
Science does not respect consensus. There was once widespread agreement about phlogiston (a nonexistent element said to be a crucial part of combustion), eugenics, the impossibility of continental drift, the idea that genes were made of protein (not DNA) and stomach ulcers were caused by stress, and so forth—all of which proved false. Science, Richard Feyman once said, is “the belief in the ignorance of experts.” Global Warming falls into this category too.