Thursday, March 15, 2007

Texas Developing Nukes—Alert the UN!

From Dallas Business Journal yesterday:

"TXU Corp. has chosen Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to design up to three nuclear reactors in Texas, the companies said Wednesday.

Dallas-based TXU (NYSE: TXU) also is looking into installing two to three additional nuclear reactors at a separate site in Texas, TXU said in a March 9 letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

TXU still must submit applications for construction and operating licenses to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which are expected to be submitted in 2008, according to an announcement the company made in August."

Leave it to the private sector to finally get us moving.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

We dare not speak her name...

but Ann Coulter has some great thoughts on Walter Reed:

"Noticeably, the problems at Walter Reed are not with the doctors or medical care. The problems are with basic maintenance at the facility.

Unless U.S. Army generals are supposed to be spraying fungicide on the walls and crawling under beds to set rattraps, the slovenly conditions at Walter Reed are not their fault. The military is nominally in charge of Walter Reed, but -- because of civil service rules put into place by Democrats -- the maintenance crew can't be fired."


"You will find the exact same problems anyplace market forces have been artificially removed by the government and there is a total absence of incentives, competition, effective oversight, cost controls and so on. It's almost like a cause-and-effect thing."

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Global Warming...

Though I think I'm somewhat of a reluctant believer, the New York Times publishes an article that, at a minimum, raises some doubts even if only as to degree:

While reviewers tended to praise the book and movie [Inconvenient Truth], vocal skeptics of global warming protested almost immediately. Richard S. Lindzen, a climatologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, who has long expressed skepticism about dire climate predictions, accused Mr. Gore in The Wall Street Journal of “shrill alarmism.”

Monday, March 12, 2007

March Madness

Did I misread the brackets? Could UT and the Razorbacks collide in Round 2?

Carol Platt Liebau

She's hosting Hugh Hewitt tonight. When I was outside watering the plants, I first thought she was Michelle Malkin of Hot Air.