Saturday silliness – more motivation to leave California

Yesterday I lamented the potential banning of fire. For those of you that don’t know, I live in a town that rivals Berkeley for nuttiness. Thanks to the progressive thinking fomented by Chico State University, Chico is often like an alternate reality in a sea of conservative rural farmers. In today’s Chico Enterprise Record “Hits…

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Playing the global warming morality card in my local newspaper – a religious experience?

Even ad engines see the religious connection to global warming Lately there’s been an ongoing series of rants in my local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, from global warming activists posing as moralists with holier-than-thou views about how noble their world view is, and how terrible that of others who aren’t jumping on the bandwagon…

Quote of the Week – rubbishing peer review

Here I am, minding my own business, looking at my local newspaper, and just reading what is happening locally. Then, out pops this profound quote of the week that is just gobsmacking. The first line of the story starts out like this: CHICO — A graduate student researching local rattlesnakes has something to prove, but…

“Sustainability” continues to run amok in my town

I’ve written about this before. We have a group of citizens here in town called the “sustainability task force” which is highly influenced by the eco-zealotry of Chico State University pushing their ideas of how everyone should live onto the citizens of the town.  Just last week, it got worse. Below is an editorial rebuttal…