He had previously said drought and the world financial crisis could be partly blamed on human sin.
Democrats couldn't hide their self-consciousness about the excesses of their own bill. Supporters made few TV appearances to defend it and rarely talked about specific spending items. Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering.
We hadn't heard anything lately about the case for man-made global warming falling apart. In fact, just the opposite. So we called Barnes and asked him what he was referring to.At first, he cited the fact that it's been cold lately.Perhaps sensing this was less than convincing, Barnes then asserted that there had been a "cooling spell" in recent years. "Haven't you noticed?" he asked.Asked for firmer evidence of such cooling, Barnes demurred, telling TPMmuckraker he was too busy to track it down.We pressed Barnes again: surely he could tell us where he had found this vital new information, which could upend the current debate over how to address global warming.In response, Barnes said only that he knew where he had found it, but would not tell us, apparently as a matter of principle. "I'm not going to do your research for you," he eventually said, before hurriedly ending the call.
From the governor of the state that stopped gay marriage in California:
Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT) backs a proposal that would give same-sex couples the right to civil unions in the state. "Huntsman is the most popular governor in state history and is increasingly speaking out on moderate issues such as global warming that make many conservatives in the state cringe. For Huntsman, there is little political risk because he has pledged not to seek a third term.
Gov Huntsman is a devout Mormon and serves as an Area Seventy and as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. He has also served as stake president and mission president in the Washington DC mission.
Arizona Sens. Jon Kyl (R) and John McCain (R) have vehemently opposed President Obama's recovery package, both voting against it. McCain called the bill "generational theft."Apparently the two are unaware of the "recession reality" facing their constituents.
Yesterday, Keating Five McCain, who as recently as September said the 'fundamentals of our economy are strong', said that he is "definitely running for reelection in 2010 and has already begun using criticism of the stimulus bill as a platform to raise money. "The economic challenges currently confronting our nation are immense and unfortunately, the Democrats in Congress propose addressing these challenges through increased spending," McCain wrote in an e-mail to supporters.
Some might consider the Iraq war and hogging a senate seat for a generation to be generational theft.
Everything you need to know about the stimulus package you can tell by the expression on Geitner's face:
A love story between two badly burned koalas rescued from Australia's deadliest bushfires has provided some heart-warming relief after days of devastation and the loss of over 180 lives.
"They keep putting their arms around each other and giving each other hugs. They really have made friends and it is quite beautiful to see after all this. It's been horrific," said Wood.
There are many topics with unanswered questions about the origin of life which are not mentioned in your textbook, including: the sudden appearance of the major groups of animals in the fossil record (known as the Cambrian Explosion); the lack of new major groups of other living things appearing in the fossil record; the lack of transitional forms of major groups of plants and animals in the fossil record; and the complete and complex set of instructions for building a living body possessed by all living things.