Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Little Green Footballs (political commentary)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle


AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: LIttle Green Footballs, by Charles Johnson


BLOG DESCRIPTION: "Pretty much center-left before 9/11," Charles Johnson's blog discusses topics related to the War On Terror.

MY REVIEW: This blog is well-written, and covers the issues of the day. He's a Liberal, and so of course I disagree with practically everything he says! However, it's important to read these things, even if you disagree with them, to see where they are coming from.

Johnson is in support of the Mosque at Ground Zero, for example (along with many other people) and doesn't understand why people object to it. (As Rush Limbaugh states, they don't object to the mosque, just that it not be built there.)

In any event, interesting reading. Check it out.

Sample post:
Conservatives Waking Up to Global Warming?

There are signs that some right wing climate change deniers are finally waking up.
Science editor of the Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon, announced last week that he is changing his stance on global warming due to recent events in Greenland and his trip to this country (which he now refers to as “Global Warming Ground Zero”). Hanlon wrote: “I have long been something of a climate-change sceptic, but my views in recent years have shifted. For me, the most convincing evidence that something worrying is going on lies right here in the Arctic” (emphasis added). Joss Garman of Left Foot Forward said Hanlon “could previously be seen as the UK’s most influential ‘sceptic’” and has a good story on this and other recent changes in conservative media as concerns global warming.

And, on the other side of the Atlantic, a little over a week ago, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers made a breakthrough statement on one key issue of global warming, finally admitting that global warming IS caused (at least partly) by humans. Covering this story in more depth, Brad Johnson of The Wonk Room wrote: “One of America’s most influential global warming skeptics, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers, has finally admitted that global warming is “caused by man.’”

Now, most recently, oil-funded Pat Michaels, “a scientist who now works for the Cato Institute, the libertarian think tank that strongly opposes caps to carbon dioxide,” and who has promoted global warming denial for decades, has acknowledged that addressing global warming is an issue of “political acceptability.”

--Jon Stewart: The Hurt Talker
--Conservatives Waking Up to Global Warming?
--Overnight Open Thread
--Bloomberg on Anti-Mosque Movement: 'Unfair and Un-American'Politics

Check out the following blogs:
Seaborn: Oceanography Blog
Star Trek Report: Space Sciences
Volcano Seven: Treasure and Treasure Hunters
Rush Limbaugh Report

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