Rick Perry Draws Ire For $3.7 Billion Nuclear Energy Bailout

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A free market energy group is criticizing Energy Secretary Rick Perry after he announced nearly $4 billion in loan guarantees for a beleaguered nuclear construction project. “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period,” said Thomas Pyle, the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), in a Friday…

Surprising things and places in science, engineering and geography named "niggerhead"

By now we are all probably aware of the media flash-mob that has erupted over presidential candidate Rick Perry’s badly named hunting ranch leased plot near Haskell, Texas. There’s quite a story in the New York Times about it here. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/us/politics/in-west-texas-wagons-circle-around-perry-over-racially-charged-controversy.html Seeing the word used today, it reminded me of an odd experience in west…