Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Lots going on today but several things to note:

The State Lands Commission threw a haymaker at Arnold last night over his proposal to revive offshore drilling at Tranquillon Ridge. John Garamendi called it a "naked power grab" and the Commission passed a resolution urging legislators to kill the proposal. The Los Angeles Times has the story.

The Wall Street Journal has a gratuitous but comprehensive blistering editorial against ethanol. Not much new but if you want to brush up on your facts about why ethanol is a boondoggle, it's a pretty succinct primer. Here is the link.

Lawrence Livermore laboratory unveiled the world's strongest laser which Escapist Magazine describes thusly: "[the laser] boasts 192 separate laser beams and takes up an entire football field of space, can be focused on a single point no bigger than the size of a pencil eraser, making the NIF the world's strongest laser beam." Here is the link.