Critics chose which “pristine” desert activities to get agitated over

June 7, 2010

The McDowell Sonoran Challenge, a trail and bike event that promotes land preservation in the northeast Valley is under scrutiny for its potential to damage the terrain in one of the Valley’s most prominent preserve areas, according to a report in the daily.

The non-profit McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has scheduled the next 22-mile bike ride, 9-mile hike and 15K run for Feb. 26. But the event is facing stiff opposition from those who claim such an event is damaging to the pristine wilderness.  The preserve currently encompasses 14,000 acres of desert in the McDowell Mountains of northeast Scottsdale. The city has set a goal of ultimately including about 36,000 acres in the preserve, as it acquires more land. The race takes place on master-planned trails.

Do these activists get as worked up about this damage to the pristine desert?


Flake and McCain: Now there’s a duo!

April 7, 2010

U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, long recognized in political circles as Coveter-in-Chief of John McCain’s senate seat, has now jumped onboard the double-talk express and recorded a campaign ad for the guy he wants to follow into the Club of 100.

This is the script, which began running today:

FLAKE: This is Congressman Jeff Flake. Today, Washington is closer than ever to banning the fiscally irresponsible practice called earmarks. Do you know who deserves the lion’s share of the credit? It’s a man who has been fighting earmarks and shaming his colleagues over their pork-barrel spending for years, Arizona’s Senator John McCain. Republicans, including Senator McCain’s opponent, lost their bearings on federal spending. They loaded up bills with pork barrel projects, and the voters punished Republicans by putting Democrats in charge. Arizonans need a senator who has never wavered when it comes to pork-barrel spending; we need John McCain’s principled leadership in Washington.”

ANNOUNCER: John McCain is Arizona’s last line of defense. Character matters.”

Last line of defense? McCain, it will be remembered, voted for the controversial 2008 TARP financial bailout. The Heritage Foundation has estimated the cost of architect McCain’s so-called comprehensive immigration reform legislation or amnesty for illegal aliens, would reach $2.6 trillion.

Character does matter. That’s why conservative challenger, J.D. Hayworth has this page on his website, to provide a contrast between the two.

During an earlier interview, Hayworth noted, “Let’s just do the math: $2.6 trillion on amnesty, $850 billion on the bailout and the accompanying earmarks, $300 billion on buying up the bad mortgages. That’s a multi-trillion spending binge.”

And Flake? He talks incessantly about his abhorrence of earmarks, but is willing to spend exorbitant amounts on programs for illegals. He routinely partners with one of the most radically liberal members of congress and skipped out on the highly significant Cap & Trade bill.

The knowledge that talk is cheap, and no one holds your feet to the fire, is what forges the bond between McCain and Flake.


Antenori’s bright idea: The issue? States’ rights v. role of feds

February 21, 2010

State Rep. Frank Antenori (R-Dist.30) has a light bulb burning over his head. But rather than simply a cartoonish symbol for an idea, his concept is a brightly lit states’ rights issue. 

The federal Energy Independence and Security Act, signed into law in 2007 by then-President George W. Bush, imposes stiff new efficiency standards beginning in 2012 — banning the sale of the most widely used incandescent bulbs, those ranging from 40 watts to 100 watts. The idea took hold in the wake of Al Gore’s cataclysmic rantings, with the intent of compelling the country to use the widely touted energy efficient compact-fluorescent light bulbs and LEDs.

U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords (Dem-CD 8) signed on to this bill, and we all know how committed to energy conservation she is.

Antenori has co-sponsored House Bill 2337, which he described this way to the House Commerce committee: “The real intent of this legislation is to challenge the federal mandate in court. We could make history by having the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the federal government overstepped its bounds.”

The committee approved the bill on a 5-1 vote. Read the bill summary here.

Antenori’s bill has the potential of becoming part of a trend that involves a Montana gun law, which Arizona and 23 other states are mimicking this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The premise is that by providing that guns manufactured in a given state are not sent over state boundaries, the federal government has no right to impose regulations, such as gun registration.

Ever on the cutting edge, Seeing Red AZ covered this governmental overreach in a December 2007 post. Check it out here.

Obviously, we think Rep. Frank Antenori is on to something and we support his efforts.


Hands up! Your weather or your freedoms

February 8, 2010

Read about this amazing governmental overreach due to a “state of emergency declaration” caused by severe weather, and enforced by High Point, North Carolina “authorities.”

The report was carried by WXii12.


BHO calls it “Snowmageddon;” Al Gore calls it “Global Warming”

February 7, 2010

One of the worst blizzards to ever hit Washington has nearly buried the West Wing in snow. Experiencing severe weather conditions are Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania — where parts of Philadelphia have received up to 30 inches of snow.

Since 1870, Washington, D.C. has gotten more than a foot of snow only 13 times. The heaviest on record was 28 inches in January 1922. The biggest snowfall for the Washington-Baltimore area is believed to have been in 1772, before official records were kept, when as much as 3 feet fell, which George Washington and Thomas Jefferson penned in their diaries, according to an AP account.

MONDAY  UPDATE:

Federal agencies that employ 230,000 people in Washington will be closed, as will many businesses and school districts across the region. With more snow expected Tuesday, residents and stranded travelers are struggling with no electricity.


It’s only $1.1 million — the key issue is did Gabby Giffords, hubby have a good time?

January 27, 2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) unresponsive to questions and refusing to release details of the Danish junket, finally had to summit her foreign travel expenditure report.

The best takeaway line was: “It was cold… I was there because I thought it was important for me to be there,” Rep. Henry Waxman, (D-Calif), said. “I didn’t look at it as a pleasure trip.”

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson reports on the outrageous expenditures of the congressional elites and their travel boondoggle to the Copenhagen Climate Summit, during these economically depressed times. Over 165 travelers made up the U.S. delegation.

Arizona’s Democrat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (CD 8) spends a lot of time lecturing on the non-science of “climate change.” In fact, on her website, she proudly substantiates that she “walks her talk on solar energy,” by installing solar panels on the roof of her Tucson home to reduce electricity bill and increase energy independence.

What is curiously omitted are her high-flyin’ high-jinxs at the invitation of House Speaker Pelosi at taxpayer’s expense. Mr. Giffords, AKA astronaut Mark E. Kelly, accompanied Gabby to Demark.

Seeing Red AZ has previously followed the arrogance of Ms. Giffords and her congressional colleagues here.


More solid evidence of the effects of Global Warming

January 4, 2010

Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA…
CHILL MAP…
3 Deaths Due To Cold in Memphis…
Vermont sets ‘all-time record for one snowstorm’…
Iowa temps ‘a solid 30 degrees below normal’…
Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years…
Historic ice build-up shuts down NJ nuclear power plant…
Beijing — coldest in 40 years…
Miami shivers from coldest weather in decade…

These are links to actual news reports, effectively disproving Al Gore’s hysteria.  No wonder he altered the name to an all-inclusive “Climate Change.”  Global Warming wasn’t saleable.


Hey, Lookie, Al Gore! More proof of global warming!

December 23, 2009

The following news reports are self explanatory and require no commentary from Seeing Red AZ.

Minneapolis – “the snowiest Christmas … in 30 years”:

http://www.startribune.com/local/79869182.html?page=1&c=y

Winter freeze kills 79 in Poland:

http://www.canada.com/news/Winter+freeze+kills+Poland/2370272/story.html

Temperatures plummeting and snowfall causing chaos from Moscow to Milan:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/22/cold-weather-europe-death-toll

A severe winter storm blustered its way across the United States:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=41554

Global Warming Dumps Snow On Australia’s Summer:

http://therobalution.com/2009/12/14/global-warming-dumps-snow-on-australias-summer/


Sex, lies and a bit of carbon

December 8, 2009

Exposing the hypocrisy.


Junk Science of global warming exposed

November 25, 2009

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works committee has announced he will call for an investigation on “Climategate.”

During a floor speech, he said, “Today, I will discuss something else – scientific integrity and how to improve it. Specifically, I will discuss the systematic and documented abuse of the scientific process by an international body that claims it provides the most complete and objective scientific assessment in the world on the subject of climate change – the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. I will conclude with a series of recommendations as to the minimum changes the IPCC must make if it is to restore its credibility.”  Listen to him speak on the topic here.

The Washington Times editorializes in Hiding evidence of global cooling. This telling opener speaks volumes: “Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change.”

And the UK’s Telegraph weighs in with this exposé, calling the global warming hoax “a scandal could well be the greatest in modern science.“

The global fear-mongering has made a bundle for scientific charlatan, Al Gore, but his celebrity status as a doom-and-gloomer may soon be coming to an end.

Seeing Red AZ wrote about this in No wonder the libs have stopped calling it “global warming.”


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