Hillary Clinton is Taking Democrats Backward on Climate Change

When Barack Obama announced his Presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois he spoke of climate change. Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil. We can harness homegrown, alternative fuels like ethanol and spur the production of more fuel-efficient cars. We can set up a system for capping greenhouse gases. We…

Is ISIS Disintegrating ???

Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. — Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the north. — Same time, everyone over there observes a sea change to Sunni tribal loyalties in Anbar Province. The…

The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?

In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and strong-point bunkers. The main ISIS force engaged defenders in a 30 minute battle that ended with the defenders retreating without destroying…

Illinois Legislators Face Backlash for Coal Mining Bill

Illinois State Senator Andy Manar is getting pushback from constituents after introducing a bill to help the heavily subsidized state coal mining industry. A coal industry lobbyist with Foresight Energy joined Manar and other legislators at a press conference for a bill to give Illinois coal an advantage over imports. Roughly 90% of coal burned…

DERP ALERT: Michigan bigots now trying to out-bigot each other

Originally posted at Eclectablog. After the owner of Indiana pizzeria Memories publicly declared she wouldn't make her pies for same-sex weddings, she raked in well over $800,000 from a GoFundMe.com fundraiser. Eager to get in on the action, or at least to share the limelight and maybe be interviewed on Fox News, Michigan bigots are…

The Cheryl's Birthday problem

Here's to obsessions. And math problems. And visual aids to thinking. And to Singapore where teaching kids how to think takes precedence over doofus regurge. Here's the problem: Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates. May…