Thursday, October 20, 2011

Same old same old Myron the death merchant

Myron Ebell has found his love-child Presidential Nominee in the form of Rick Perry:
Perry as President promises to:
  • increase oil and gas production quickly and substantially on federal lands and offshore areas;
  • block or repeal all the Obama Administration’s new Clean Air Act regulations, including regulation of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • radically downsize the Environmental Protection Agency and turn local environmental issues over to the States;
  • stop allowing environmental law to be made by settling lawsuits with environmental pressure groups with consent decrees; and
  • eliminate all federal energy mandates and subsidies.
Perry claims that his plan will provide a major boost to economic growth and create 1.2 million new jobs. Looking over the plan, my guess is that 1.2 million jobs is a lowball figure if his proposals were fully implemented.
My oh my.

You have to get to the point where if the power elite of the United States of Amnesia wants to napalm their own nation, then fine. It's a shame we have to smell it and die off in the same ecosystem, but justice is harsh.

Who really cares if yanks are so supine they just let drilling companies contaminate their drinking water without a real fight?

You think I'm joking?


Myron also included some further gloating in his weekly stinkletter (after the usual Solyndra section) about Republican congress voting against some environmental regulation long in the making, but which they are too dumb to understand:
The House of Representatives voted 275 to 142 on 13th October to suspend implementation of the Boiler MACT (for Maximum Available Control Technology) Rule. The House approved a similar measure to block the Cement MACT Rule last week on a 262-161 vote.
Here is a lobbying video about the vote.

I mean, does anyone down there ever wonder what these regulations were about?

They were about reducing the emissions of mercury and other neuro-toxins into the air you breath in, absorb and cause damage to your brain. But that doesn't matter, because their brains are quite damaged already.

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. Of course, we don't ever count the jobs that come from deploying this Available Technology, do we?

That's because those jobs don't make money for the concrete company owners. Better for people to get sick, so that the medical company executives can make money from people's misery and disease.

Yoou guys have less self-awareness than a nest of rats.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Dead county register

As the nation's favourite news-clown proclaimed: The Obama scandal that you have been waiting for is here

Myron Ebell is, of course, on the case.

This from 22 September from the Orange County Register:
"One is a particular scandal involving this particular company and loan guarantee. That's very juicy and embarrassing to President Obama." He said it has been revealed that the U.S. Department of Energy had a "simple model showing Solyndra would run out of money in September 2009. They knew that before the loan was made." And that's just what happened.
From Jacksonville news on 26 September:
There are two things going on in this scandal, according to Myron Ebell, director of environmental studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank. “One is a particular scandal involving this particular company and loan guarantee. That’s very juicy and embarrassing to President Obama.”

He said it has been revealed that the U.S. Department of Energy had a “simple model showing Solyndra would run out of money in September 2009. They knew that before the loan was made.” And that’s just what happened.
Further, it goes on with complete lack of logic:
Ebell also pointed to how, despite the government aid, U.S. companies still are lagging far behind [Comunist] Chinese producers of solar panels. One reason is lower Chinese labor costs. Another is that China still predominantly relies on coal-fired electricity plants.
In all his years, Myron has never had a problem with the huge turkeys funded by the Pentagon, like the $11billion crusader gun which was cancelled because it drove like a cow. That kind of spending on death machines that can never create any wealth.

Myron only hates spending on useful things, like green technologies. The one thing that would have really made him hate the Solyndra investment would be if it had worked and threatened his heart-warming ambition for the coal industry to kill as many of us as possible in the future.

Friday, September 23, 2011

That's quite a Wallop

Myron Ebell has penned an obituary for his former employer and member of the British upper class, Senator Wallop of Wyoming.

Funnily enough, Myron doesn't mention his teamwork with another famous member of the Wyoming delegation, Dick Cheney, whom he went to the extreme reaches of extremism on while in Congress.

Instead, what we have is the usual Washington insider bitching and gaming that would be laughable if it didn't have such deadly consequences.
... When it became known that I was one of a small group working to reveal that Speaker Gingrich was a committed environmentalist and the only obstacle blocking House passage of a bill to reform the Endangered Species Act, the Speaker’s office tried to get me fired. My executive director told them to get lost, and Malcolm immediately wanted to telephone Gingrich personally to put it a little more bluntly.
Myron got on the payroll due to his anti-environmental activity:
It was through my work on environmental and natural resource issues that I first got to know Malcolm and eventually came to work for him as policy director at Frontiers of Freedom. I too had grown up on a ranch in the rural West and had the same kind of first-hand experiences that he had of the disastrous management of our federal lands.
By "disastrous management", I don't think he's referring to, shall we say, "disasters" like an Exxon oil pipeline spewing oil all over people's property.

What he really means is the disaster when a rich businessman cannot rip all the resources out of the ground to make money now, now, NOW!

Then there's the incoherent anti-communist drivel, like so:
Malcolm often said that if government ownership of land and natural resources was the best way to protect the environment, then we should have found a Garden of Eden in the Soviet Union after the Iron Curtain came down. Instead, there was one environmental horror story after another.
You'd think it would matter whether the government is democratic or a dictatorship, wouldn't you?

But you're not going to get clear thinking from a character who takes credit for Ronald Reagan's huge anti-missile project, which remains a total boondoggle from start to finish that has never worked, will never work, and could never work.

It breaks my heart to think of how much we could have done with all that wasted engineering and time. How can a country be run by such morons?

There are many characters who leave the world in a worst place for having done their life's work. And Myron Ebell will always be friends with those kinds of people.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Where were you when the oil spilled?

ExxonMobil's pipeline carrying oil from the dirty tar sands in Canada burst and is leaking into the Yellowstone river, ruining lots of country folk and rancher's PROPERTY.

Guess which dim whore who claims to defend PROPERTY RIGHTS from meddling environment regulation doesn't give a rat's ass about actual environmental devastation to PROPERTY?

Instead, here's what Myron Ebell is spending his precious press exposure banging on about:
"The government has taken upon itself to decide what people should buy," said Myron Ebell, head of Freedom Action, an activist group he described as "hardcore free market."

Ebell's group has been circulating a petition online that he said has garnered tens of thousands of signatures. Many of those who've signed have written their legislators urging an end to the ban...

Most of those who want to overturn the ban do not believe in global warming, despite the consensus among the scientific community.

"The evidence that the earth is warming up just isn't there," said Ebell. "It can't possibly be a crisis."
And the evidence that the richest corporation in history cuts corners and destroys many people's PROPERY just isn't there.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Can we have a brainwashing ban?

Jason Mattera on Human Events has a piece against the US governments Great Outdoors Initiative intended to help millions of young Americans reconnect with our natural and cultural heritage.

According to Mattera and his friend Myron Ebell, the only thing the Great Outdoors is good for is mining, drilling and polluting. Anything else is nothing more than a brainwashing boot camp and land power-grab.

Myron continues:
The Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative is another attempt to expand public land ownership, waste taxpayer dollars, and indoctrinate young people in the belief that more government ownership and control is better for our environment...

Creating a conservation corps may make people feel good that the federal government is helping to provide employment for unemployed young people, but it would do much better to provide economic conditions so that private investors could create real jobs.

[The] unfortunate effects of the program [will be a] larger constituency that supports the federal land agencies, just as the Peace Corps has created a constituency for useless federal aid programs to poor countries.
Yadda yadda yadda yadda. We need more ignorance to do our evil work.

The fact is there's a difference between brainwashing and education. Education enriches and improves your life and the way you live, while brainwashing uses lies and false information to make you behave in ways that are harmful to you.

Speaking of which, the billionaire Steve Forbes suddenly seems to care about Mercury poisoning when it comes to phasing out old and inefficient technologies in the lighting department. Technological progress he does not want. He gets Myron Ebell to fill him in on the bollocks:
Cost savings are exaggerated. First, the [new] bulbs are tested under ideal conditions. Some household uses approximate these ideal conditions. Most do not. For example, if you turn a light on and off a lot, such as a bathroom light, you will save very little electricity because CFLs use a lot of electricity to start up. Second, CFLs tend not to last as long as advertised. Therefore, you end up replacing CFLs before they have achieved the savings needed to make up the [cost] difference [of the old-fashioned bulb].
Media Matters has covered this story. Turns out that every single allegation made in it is wrong or no longer accurate due to advances in technology.

As usual, if you want to know what's right, it's always the exact opposite of what the mass extinction engine known as Myron Ebell says.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Why don't you frack-off, Myron

The strain of decorating his crappy blogposts with images each day has taken its toll, to the extent that Myron Ebell is having to put up flagrantly photoshopped images of the characters he seeks to smear.

The story, as lame as can be, refers to the following two-line paragraph in a morning roundup page that is evidently sponsored by "America’s Natural Gas Alliance"
ME WONDERS WHAT VAN JONES THINKS ABOUT THE ARTICLE – @VanJones68: “At least until public learns that fracking poisons H2O!”
Myron managed to pad this out to nine pointless paragraphs with a fake photo without linking to the tweet it was all about.

This is seriously pathetic.

Myron's yesterday offering was decorated with a map of Washington DC ringed by its glorious beltway road. There's only so many times you can use that graphic. Maybe it'll go on. This man is staggeringly uncreative. It takes 3 years to come up with a new idea.

In the piece he continuies to drool over the progress of a bill asserting the US Congress's power to forbid any air pollution law enforcement throughout the country. This is the same tactic as in the past, going against the power of the California Air Resources Board to regulate emissions in their state, because only the Congress has the power to raise fuel efficiency standards -- or to not raise them at all, as dictated by its corporate owners.

And in the crap before that he is complaining about the lack of dumping of nuclear waste, and how it continues to be temporarily stored on site at the power stations that created the mess. You see, the Japanese earth-quake proves how dangerous it is to keep this spent material on location. But not as dangerous as when it is actually in the reactor, eh?

It's the routine dishonesty that is all part of the Ebell's daily work. Here is a photoshopped image of Myron I did a few years back. I think it is quite flattering.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inside the bum's way

Myron Ebell has returned to the CEI's web-waves with a couple of posts on a newly revamped front page (which cunningly avoids any photos of retrieting glaciers) about the machinations in Congress. The new Republican majority is causing him to wet his pants with glee as it attempts to scrub out any and all programs to make this world a less dirty and dangerous place for humans to survive in.

He begins:
The House of Representatives took the first step on Thursday toward reclaiming its authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
This is, of course, a lie. The House of Representatives has always had the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. What Ebell actually craves is for it to claim the power to block every other institution in the country from performing the necessary functions required to promote the survival of the nation and the human species at large from environmental catastrophe.

Not all of us are blessed with the idiotic faith of the new chairman of the Energy Subcommittee on Energy and Power, John Shimkus, who can be seen here claiming that, according to the infallible word of god, "As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease."

Anyways, back to Myron, who drivels on for the rest of his piece:
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) chimed in that he was worried the Republicans would try to repeal the law of gravity. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) instead thought that Republicans were trying to repeal the first law of thermodynamics and cause children all over the world to get asthma... Preventing asthma is now the principal reason brought forward by the global warming alarmists in Congress to cripple the U. S. economy with energy-rationing regulations.
He goes on to claim that global warming is good for asthma, following an internet search that required the usual filtering out of all things authentically scientific.

Myron's second piece concerns some further congressional machinations over getting this inaction-forcing law through the senate.

Interestingly, he links to this article which concludes with a for and against section:
The Upton bill has drawn fire from environmentalists and public health advocates, including the American Lung Association.

The measure has been praised by the oil and gas industry, including refiners and the American Petroleum Institute.
So that's where he got his rant about asthma and showed off how much more he knew about the effects than the experts concerned.

Would you take advice from Doctor M. Ebell?

Not if you wanted to be able to take measures to live.

We're god's hands now.

And guess what: god doesn't have any hands anyway.