A great silence punctuated only by an occasional gun shot. A squirrel digs up a black walnut from beside the porch… https://t.co/13mjXyYd2M
The American Bird Conservancy is one of the few DC-based environmental organizations that doesn’t bullshit people about things like the wildlife impacts of green energy sprawl or the carnage committed by free-roaming house cats. This is an excellent, concise summary of the case against poorly-sited wind installations. And I realize that sharing this sort of information is viewed in many circles as announcing that puppies are bad for your health. (But if they were, wouldn’t you want to know?) I just wish we could have the same kind of nuanced understanding of industrial wind and solar installations as we have about hydroelectric projects — also a form of renewable energy, also often very harmful to wildlife.
Top 10 Myths About Wind Energy and Birds
Imagine a world where people capable of asking tough questions of people in power anchored the major news programs, instead of being relegated to late-night comedy shows. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it, because that world does exist… outside of the US. (Channel 4 News in the UK is a good example.) Anyway, kudos to John Oliver.
John Oliver presses Dustin Hoffman on sexual harassment allegations
“Hating good candidates because they aren’t perfect is getting old. Critique their policies. Investigate their decision making and financing. Do those things! But when a race comes down to a left-leaning Democrat and a right-leaning conservative, stop pretending like they are one [and] the same. Stop acting like the Democrat has cooties. Stop acting like you are so holy that you can’t lower yourself to vote or support a person endorsed by the establishment.”
Atlanta Mayoral Race Shows Risks of Privileged Progressives Making Perfect the Enemy of Good
Just when I think I’m fed up with liberals, I read something like this and remember, oh yeah, my fellow leftists ar… https://t.co/cYxqfk2gFR
Sometimes with these erasure poems, it seems like when I’m most willing to embrace awkwardness I get the most satis… https://t.co/cMK8uOnwSZ