May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a mob of more than 10,000 people led by men of the cloth from the Georgian Orthodox Church, attacked 50 gay rights demonstrators marching in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia.
During the course of the Obama Administration under Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Department of Energy has almost totally abdicated its responsibility to the day-today consumers of energy. But the latest news of its flubs goes even beyond that.
Americans receive nearly 90 billion pieces of advertising mail every year. With thousands of companies offering to share their mailing lists, that adds up to an information super highway where individuals are losing control.
Certainly the benefits and risks inherent in a nuclear energy program are enormous. But such a program is important for the nation's future when all is said and done, in spite of the current reaction to events in Japan.
With such a long record of inflammatory, baseless statements, what could the GOP possibly see in Monckton that would warrant his appearance as an expert witness on a climate science panel otherwise made up of scientists?
The administration's safety pause isn't about ending offshore drilling, it is about ending the oil industry's practice of offshoring the safety of rigs by using various "island getaways" from regulation.
The right-wing misinformation machine is in full swing. And that machine doesn't have its final cylinder cranking until Sarah Palin jumps into the fray, which she did today in a mistake-riddled, anti-clean energy op-ed.