Monday, September 23, 2013

Tried By Twelve

The Iowa “Draw the line” Keystone XL pipeline protest, organized by State Senator Rob "Boss" Hogg, received coverage from the Capitol Square Crapper even though it drew only about a dozen protesters.

That's a pathetic turnout for these self professed progressives worried about the Greenhouse Effect, err Global Warming, err Climate Change.

Even more pathetic is the Ragister's decision to give it publicity and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Searches of the online Cedar Rapids Gazette, Boss Hogg's hometown paper, and Quad City Times showed no coverage of the actual event, even though there were activities in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Davenport.

The Quad City Times printed a Letter to the Editor from Boss Hogg, where he blamed the civil war in Syria on climate-related disasters.

Back to the Ragister

Protesters in Des Moines, across U.S. rail at Keystone pipeline plan

Their headline is apropos, as even without the pipeline, the number of train cars carrying Canadian oil is up 20%.

That means -- The oil is coming, the only question is how much new investment there will be in U.S. energy infrastructure.


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