Environmental Fanatics Try One More Time

Environmental crazies make one last gasp Yes, the environmental crazies (and their buddies in the media and congress) are trying for one last gasp before the Trump administration takes office and tries to bring some sanity back to government. In this case it is the continued un-scientific controversy about fracking.

This started out In 2009, when a handful of Dimock, Pennsylvania, homeowners sued a Houston-based company alleging their drinking water was tainted by fracking. This complaint and others like it from across the country prompted a five-year, $29 million Environmental Protection Agency study. The result was a draft report released in June 2015 which stated, “did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

Japan Launches Space Junk Collector

Japan to collect space junk

Now here is something that I found interesting. Last week, Japan launched a cargo ship to for the International Space Station, which is carrying a ‘space junk’ collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.

The vessel, dubbed “Kounotori” (stork in Japanese), blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima attached to an H-IIB rocket. Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are experimenting with a tether that pulls junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tons of space junk such as equipment from old satellites and pieces of rocket.

Obama's Vacation Like Royalty

Obama family spends over $85 Million on vacations According to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch, over the past eight years, President Barack Obama and his family have spent more than $10 million a year for travel and vacations, totaling in excess of $85 million — and the number is still growing.

Judicial Watch has been tracking the president’s travel spending for several years and just disclosed, based on bills it received this week, that the first family spent almost $5 million in taxpayer money for their annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii last year.

California Now Regulating Cow Farts

California goes crazy over cow farts

Once again, California has proven that it is truly the land of the crazies. The state government has how turned its attention to dairy cow derrieres, and the gasses that these bovines's backsides emit.

According to Fox 5 in New York, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that will limit the methane gas rising from farms created by the cows belching, farting, and manure. Yes, you read that right.

Obama Administration Tries One Last Time to Allow Illegal Immigration

U.S. Department of Homeland Security It certainly seems like another 'to hell with you' moment from the Obama administration before it leaves office. This time it is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shutting down Operation Phalanx, which is an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the homeland security subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown - saying Congress provided "full funding" for 2017.

Trump and the Second Amendment

Donald Trump and the 2nd Amendment It's been a little over a week since Donald Trump was named president-elect, and nobody is quite sure exactly what is about to happen. But, it's starting to look good for law-abiding, responsibly armed American gun owners. Even the Liberty Conservative seems to be optimistic, as a recent headline read, "Trump Could Be The Most Pro-Gun President in History."

While that may sound a little too good to be true, President-elect Trump recently said a few things that seems to reflect that:

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