03 May 2010 @ 01:40 pm
Mammoths, Halliburton, and Achenbach  
* The oil spill is bad news for the Gulf. Oh, and the bad penny has come back up: Halliburton was involved.
* Wow. Rallies nationwide against the Arizona racial profiling law.
* Great read from Joel Achenbach: "you get the government you deserve."
* Not unexpected: the Moonies are selling The Washington Times.
* "Mammoths had a form of 'anti-freeze' blood to keep their bodies supplied with oxygen at freezing temperatures."
* A religious angle on environmentalism.
* High school kids on the summer movie trailers.
* Ahem. Barack the Barbarian.

PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on May 3rd, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
"To what extent the tragedy changes the politics of offshore drilling remains to be seen. Until now, allowing more drilling off America's shores seemed key to attracting the Republican support needed to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation. And without a real climate bill, America might be addicted to oil a lot longer than it needs to be. President Obama is right to allow to proceed his plan to open parts of the Outer Continental Shelf to drilling. That process is only in the earliest stages of what will be extensive safety and environmental review. But it's also right that no significant steps be taken until the current situation is dealt with, its causes are understood and the adequacy of the response is investigated."
Selkiselki on May 3rd, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
Anti-freeze blood?  It's like something out of a *science fiction novel*!