Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Carbon Footprints in the Sand

Carl Bernstein is ready to trot out an intimate portrait of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton which will reveal some (ahem) “discrepancies” in her story line.
is no slouch.
He's spent the past eight years doing research for the unauthorized 640-page biography, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

He's still alive.

By the way, in addition to dropping her usual New Yorkian twang in favor of a southern fried chicken sound for speeches in the Southlands, Hillary Rodham Cl
inton has dropped her maiden name in common usage.
We have not.

And just in time for some heavy reading on the beach…or a cruise…Former CIA Head Spy George Tenet’s book about what he knew vs. what the White House says he says he knew is picking up steam…Apparently he was the fly on the wall when the invasion of Iraq was being planned.

I find it very interesting that for the week following the Dow’s climb to 13,000 and the wars in the Middle East continuing to claim American lives, ABC News launches its sweeps week with an expose about a little black book of names in Washington, DC.

The expose indicates people at lofty levels used an escort service for “companionship,” as well as some female high-level officials who may have in the past provided such "companionship" for others.
Sounds like things could heat up in Washington before the Summer.

The Sunday Times reports Mars is being hit by rapid climate change, and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap.

I'll bet Marvin is majorly P-O'd.
Has anyone alerted Al Gore?
Maybe he should go investigate

Scientists from NASA say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s, which they say is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.

Here’s something puzzling: Since there is no known life on Mars, might this suggest that rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena?

By the way, John Travolta is among the latest do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do celebrities to be busted by over personal lifestyle choices related to eco-conscientiousness.

Travolta owns at least five aircraft which he parks at his private home/airport in Florida. He must leave an annual "carbon footprint" nearly 100 times greater than that of the average citizen. Big shoes to fill.

Travolta's fleet includes a Boeing 707 with multiple dining rooms and accommodations for a 34 passengers--in a space that designed to carry 150.

Full Disclosure Moment: My carbon foot prints are all over the Texas Hill Country after this weekend’s escapade with the Texas Automobile Writers Association Spring Challenge.

We must’ve driven over two-dozen hot and not-so-hot cars, including a Shelby GT Cobra, the new Dodge Charger, a couple of Jaguars, and that ball of fire from Nissan, the new 350 Z convertible.

And in the interest of balance, fairness, and minimizing our carbon footprints, the alternatively-fueled Toyota Prius and new Ford Edge Hydrogen Hybrids were also in attendance. Driving those vehicles is the ecological equivalent of wearing carbon flip-flops.

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