Saturday Movie Matinee: Frat Boys Dis Disabled Vets

The Kelly File: Fraternity Brothers Accused Of Disrespecting Veterans:

SEE ALSO:

PJ Tatler: Frat Boys in Florida Expelled After Spitting on Disabled Vets, Urinating on American Flag (Video) Via Fox News:

“They were being treated like the Vietnam veterans were treated,” said Linda Cope, the founder of the Warrior Beach Retreat. The local charity provides an annual all-expense-paid vacation for more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. All of the expenses are covered by Panama City Beach residents and businesses.

Cope tells me the fraternity members were staying in the same resort – and caused a night of mayhem. The college kids made derogatory comments about the warriors’ wives, threw items off balconies and desecrated an American flag.

She also said one of the warriors and his service dog were spit on. Television station WJHG identified that man as Nicholas Connole. “They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that’s just so disrespectful and it hurts,” he told the television station. There were local reports of frat boys throwing beer on veterans and ripping an American flag out of the ground.

Fox News: Obama Admin Racing To Move GITMO Detainees As Potential Showdown W Congress Nears-Rpt Bulls & Bears:

PJ Media Trifecta: Libyan Crisis: CHRISTIAN Refugees are Being Murdered by ISLAMIC Refugees!

Fox News: Christians Under Attack, President Obama Silent: Rev. Franklin Graham weighs in:

Gavin McInnes: Politically correct liberalism is really snobbery, class warfare:

American Future Project: Bobby Jindal: Our religious beliefs are between us and God, not us and Hillary Clinton.

Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal:

Catholic News Agency: Pope: Christians must protect marriage:

In his general audience April 22, Pope Francis challenged Christians to protect the sacrament of marriage.

Supporters of traditional marriage rally in Washington:

LA Streets Close For Massive March Honoring 1.5M Armenians Killed 100 Years Ago:

LA Times: Armenian genocide: Massive march ends at Turkish consulate in L.A.

Waving flags and signs and wearing purple, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday, voicing their common and persistent call for the Turkish government to recognize the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide.

The events marking the centennial of the slayings under the Ottoman Empire included a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate, speeches and rallies, and provided an affirming but bittersweet experience for those who took part.

“Every single person you see here is connected to the massacre,” said Pasadena resident Sophie Jihanian, 48. “We feel that for 100 years we have hung on, and we have had a small voice, and now that voice is growing.”

Oh Hillary!

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I keep saying that I won’t blog about Hillary because I’d rather spend time on consequential matters – and since she’s not going to be the Democrat nominee, why waste my time? But the HRC meltdown continues in epic fashion – or as Fox News’ Jason Riley says, “she’s stumbles quite regularly.”

Let’s face it – there is some entertainment value to all this.

So – on Special Report, tonight Kirsten Powers expressed her opinion that since Democrats really like Hillary Clinton, she’ll likely be the nominee. By “Democrats”, it wasn’t clear if she was referring to rank and file Democrats or Dems who hold public office. I assumed she meant Dems in office – because I don’t sense a groundswell of excitement about Hillary Clinton among the nation’s Democrats. I think the grassroots would really like to see a fresh face. Again, that MSNBC poll – just wow.

Krauthammer said that after she tried to redefine herself after the Clinton years,  her self-inflicted wounds defined her right back as the person everyone thought she was.

Later on, he quipped, “the Clinton team says, ‘there’s not a shred of evidence’ – well that’s because all the evidence was shredded.”

If you were following the 2008 election campaign online, you had to have noticed that Drudge wasn’t linking to the plethora of deadly stories about Obama (reported almost exclusively in conservative media.) But he linked (and still links) like crazy to anti-Hillary stories. Why is that?

This is a very interesting read by John Ziegler at Mediaite: Biggest Media Difference in Obama’s and Hillary’s Path to Presidency Is Matt Drudge:

Most conservatives would be shocked to know just how helpful Drudge was to Obama’s election in 2008. It is my very strong view (based on close observation and extensive contemporaneous communication with the late, great Andrew Breitbart, who was Drudge’s right-hand man at the time) that the news aggregator purposely took a dive on Obama during the Democratic primary and played a key role in how “The One” was able to swipe the nomination away from Clinton.

I have written about this incredibly under-discussed reality before (almost no one reported on it because crossing Drudge is considered career death on the right, and the left had no ability to either comprehend or even care about the story), and you can find several links proving my case here. I am also not the only commentator to report Breitbart’s take on this, as author John Lott begrudgingly admitted having had similar discussions with him.

For the record, I have saved numerous chat sessions with Breitbart about this subject, but they are not in a format that would meet the proper standard of “evidence.” However, I would gladly take a lie detector test on this subject and bet anyone foolish enough to question my veracity on the results of such a test.

As for why Drudge took a pass on several stories which could have torpedoed Obama’s 2008 campaign (most notably, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright fiasco), Breitbart and I differed on that. It was my opinion that his obvious animus towards the Clintons, combined with his (very accurate) view that an Obama candidacy and presidency would be great for his business, were the primary factors which led him to give the future president a giant pass.

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy: Not a drill: Media Matters declares Code Red over ‘Clinton Cash’ allegations

AoSHQ: Hillary, the Super Moderate: To Secure Abortion Rights, We’re Just Going to Have Change “Deep-Seated,” Fundamental Religious Beliefs

AoSHQ: Seth Meyers, The Unfunny MSNBC Hack Who For Some Reason Was Accidentally Employed as a Comic on NBC, Decries the Bias of Peter Schweitzer, Defends Hillary

The Daily Caller: Romney: ‘Every Appearance’ Is That ‘Hillary Clinton Was Bribed’ [VIDEO]

 Hot Air: The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The Tea Party represents stakeholders in the American system; people who were never involved in politics or thought they had to be, yet realized that political corruption and incompetence threatened not only their families, but the future of the nation itself.” – Tammy Bruce

Politics, n: [Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”]-Ambrose Bierce

“All Animals Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others” -New law posted by the pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm

“If you hires you a thief, don’t holler if they steals.” -old black American saying in the Mississippi Delta

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This week’s winning essay,Joshuapundit’s How To Make Millions Off ‘Public Service’ -The Corrupt Clinton Cash Machine was occasioned by the furor surrounding the release of an important new book about the Clinton Foundation scandal. Here’s a slice:

My old editor at Breitbart Peter Schweizer has a new book coming out May 5 entitled “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.”

My review copy will be arriving shortly, so I haven’t read it yet. But the New York Times has, and it’s good enough that even Pravda-on-the Hudson had to pay it grudging attention,admitting, “He writes mainly in the voice of a neutral journalist and meticulously documents his sources, including tax records and government documents, while leaving little doubt about his view of the Clintons.”

That’s no news to anyone who has read Peter’s other books on crony capitalism, which target pigs at the trough in both parties.

The subject of this particular book is a detailed 186 page investigation of how the U.S State Department would grant favors to foreign entities in exchange for high-dollar speaking fees and donations paid directly to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

As I pointed out previously, foundations are one of the most egregious scams to hide and shelter income and avoid taxation for the super rich:

Now, foundations are interesting creatures. As Jane Fonda shows us , if the foundation has 501(c) status (and the Clinton Foundation certainly does), they can be used as a place to park income so it isn’t taxed and can be used for various ‘expenses’..or even invested, tax free. Why else do you think that most of the super-wealthy in America like the Clintons have such foundations?

Another thing about foundations that’s interesting is that according to the IRS rules, they’re allowed to pay salaries and ‘administrative costs’ (pretty much anything you can think of) with any portion of the donor money, something that has attracted a lot of prominent politicians. Ex-president Jimmy Carter’s Peace Foundation, for example provides a very nice income for him courtesy of his anti-Israel Arab friends. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is another prime example of how ‘foundations’ , ‘libraries’ and ‘centers’ can be used as cash cows by their ‘owners’.

And here’s the kicker about Hillary’s ‘charitable donation’. Anything the wealthy ‘donor’ to such a foundation donates likewise becomes a deduction against whatever taxes they might owe the IRS. So if Hillary Rodham Clinton actually did ‘donate’ all that money to the Clinton Foundation, she got paid two ways..first by reducing her taxable income significantly to lower her taxes and second by acquiring a huge deduction to leverage against the taxes on her other income. And since her husband ‘owns’ the Clinton Foundation, the money stayed in the family.

Both The New York Times, of all people, and The New York Post had some disturbing things to say about where the huge sums of money the Clinton Foundation collects were spent…and the Clinton Foundation’s infrequent audits.

The Clinton Foundation’s mission statement ought to be a tipoff:

“We convene businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.”

Or as I would translate it, ‘We actively pursue fundraising from governments, private enterprise and our well connected friends for various nebulous causes. Yeah, we got a few good things going on, a few programs we can point to, some conferences and some meetings so we have the slideshow as a marketing tool, but essentially, our real object is fundraising and covering our substantial expenses.’

Don’t be surprised if some those ‘expenses’ end up being in kind, cash contributions to Hillary’s 2016 campaign that not only evade McCain-Feingold but allow ‘donors to get a nice tax deduction to a 501 C in the bargain. It’s a dodge, just like the huge $14 million advance Democrat donor-owned Simon & Schuster ponied up for Hillary’s failed book. Hillary will pocket the cash and Sumner Redstone and his friends will recoup it courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers after they deduct it as a loss against their other income.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was David French in the National Review with a gripping piece, Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion submitted by Nice Deb .

This is the story of Wisconsin’s ‘John Doe’ investigations where a rabidly Democrat prosecutor found a judge to sign off on targeting what the Left in Wisconsin saw as their political enemies and their families using methods more resembling the Gestapo or the NKVD than what we would think of as a free country. This story has to be read to be believed, and the court case that resulted is now headed to the Supreme Court.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Ask Marion was unable to vote this week but was not subject to the normal 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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Wis. Retired Cop: Hyper-Partisan DA Said It Was His Responsibility To Stop Scott Walker and Republicans (Video)

On Thursday night’s Kelly File, Megyn Kelly interviewed two individuals who are connected to the infamous John Doe Raids in Wisconsin, in which private citizens were persecuted by a vindictive, hyper-partisan DA for “nothing more than exercising their right to support conservative causes.”

Head of Wisconsin Club For Growth Eric O’Keefe, told Kelly that his friends were attacked for their “virtue” and “effectiveness.”

“Because the left was tired of losing election after election after election – they correctly identified some of the most important communicators of political messages in Wisconsin, and they raided their family homes with kids at home. They knew the kids were home – they knew the schedules – they came in the dark…”

Michael Lutz, a decorated former police officer who knew District Attorney John Chisholm,  stated that Chisholm admitted to him that the investigation was entirely political.

“In a personal conversation in his office, he had stated that he believed that it was his personal responsibility to stop Governor Walker and all Republicans from continuing to support ACT 10,” Lutz said.

O’Keefe was speaking out in defiance of the “secrecy order” which he noted was unconstitutional. He declared that he has sued Johm Chisholm because “he’s not fit to serve in public office.”

When Kelly pointed out that Chisholm has denied any wrongdoing, Lutz replied, “this is why I came forward in the first place because through the conversations and through what I witnessed in the district attorney’s office, John Chisholm had become so hyper-political and hyper partisan, he had weaponized his district attorney’s office to go after and prosecute and persecute all those who had a different ideology than him.”

He added, “it’s just so unAmerican and disgusting what’s going on, here.”

Kelly covered the story for the first time on Wednsday’s Kelly File, interviewing the author of the NRO piece, David French. She said she would be staying on the story, and invited DA John Chisholm to come on her show and defend himself.

SEE ALSO:

David French, NRO: Wisconsin’s Shame: Sheriff Clarke Weighs In

Wisconsin Watchdog: U.S. Supreme Court to consider hearing John Doe-related case

Video: Millions To Clinton Foundation In Exchange For Russian Uranium Deal

As Bret Baier notes – this story is complicated and doesn’t fit on a bumpersticker. But I’m happy to simplify it for you. She’s toast.

Cue the Outraged David Brock media appearances accusing the GOP of orchestrating a political hit job.

No, really – this ain’t the GOP. The media is really hoping another Democrat candidate emerges quickly so they can get behind him or her. They have no appetite for this.

Michael Walsh at PJ Media taking bets on what day her last day as a presidential candidate will be.

See Also: 

PJ Tatler: Cornered, Clinton Crime Family to Prepare New Tax Returns for Family ‘Charities’

Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special tribute to evil, our 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all contemptible,but the votes are in and this weeks’ winner  triumphed over some stiff competition…the envelope please…

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Mikey Weinstein, Obama’s Personal Czar To Eradicate Christianity In The Military!!

  JoshuaPundit : A lot of people have never heard of Michael ‘Mikey’ Weinstein. But he’s an influential point man in one of President Barack Hussein Obama’s most ambitious projects.

Whether it’s trying to force  combat troops to give up their VA benefits, using their coffins as a campaign  photo-op or illegally suppressing their votes, President Obama has shown from day one that he pretty much despises the American military, especially their  values. Since most Americans do honor our military, the president’s solution is to change the nature of those whom serve to the degree possible. One way is to force as many men as possible out of the service, especially officers, and replace them with people more likely to see things this president’s way, especially when it comes to politics. A second front, if you will, is to change the military’s culture so that any semblance of Judeo-Christian expression and values are eliminated.

And that’s where a militant atheist like Mikey comes in. You see, Mikey and his ‘Military Religious Freedom Foundation’ are raking in lots of taxpayers dollars to wage war on Christianity in the military as official Pentagon consultants.

And Mikey Weinstein hates Christians (whom he sees as Tea Party right wingers) and Christianity with a special hatred, as well as religious Jews. He actually blamed Christians for the Fort Hood terrorist attack, saying proselytizing by “fundamentalist Christians”created a hostile environment that caused jihadist Major Nidal Hasan to go on his rampage,

As a result, both retention and enlistments are way down among believing Christians, who have always been disproportionally represented among those who volunteer for military service. And because Weinstein has particularly targeted chaplains, whom he wants out of uniform and denied all military rank and benefits,  recruiting Christian chaplains whom feel they can no longer practice their faith  has become extraordinarily difficult.

What this portends for the future of America’s military is not pleasant to contemplate.

Now this award, the Golden Weasel actually celebrates certain human qualities. To be able to freely demonize and attack people you hate just because without fear of consequences, be recognized and rewarded for it by prog fascists and their tools and to make a handsome living doing it is, to be blunt about it, weasel heaven. Mikey Weinstein has achieved all three, from his posh offices to the Lotus he drives. The president is making sure the Pentagon has his back, and he can destroy the careers of far better men with a phone call. Like I said, he’s in weasel heaven. He deserves this statuette, and it belongs on the shelf with all the other awards he’s received for his war on Christians in the military.

So here’s  your well-deserved award, Mr. Weinstein. As I understand, your efforts have significantly affected retention and recruitment, and polls show that morale in our military is at an all-time low. But hey, that’s just a sign of  your success, right?

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

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Earth Day Link-Around

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NBC News: Earth Day Leader Killed, Composted Girlfriend:

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the “composted” body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and ’70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself “Unicorn” because his German-Jewish last name translates to “one horn”  —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.

But the charismatic spokesman who helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side. When his girlfriend of five years, Helen “Holly” Maddux, moved to New York and broke up with him, Einhorn threatened that he would throw her left-behind personal belongings onto the street if she didn’t come back to pick them up.

Yeah, I would argue that his left-wing politics were part of his “dark side.”

AEI: 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year:

In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of  Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong,” according to Bailey. Here are 18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started:

1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”

4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Paul Ehrlich in a 1969 essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe! “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”

6. Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the 1970 Earth Day issue of The Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”

7. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.

8. Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

9. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”

10. Ecologist Kenneth Watt told Time that, “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

11. Barry Commoner predicted that decaying organic pollutants would use up all of the oxygen in America’s rivers, causing freshwater fish to suffocate.

12. Paul Ehrlich chimed in, predicting in his 1970 that “air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Ehrlich sketched a scenario in which 200,000 Americans would die in 1973 during “smog disasters” in New York and Los Angeles.

13. Paul Ehrlich warned in the May 1970 issue of Audubon that DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons “may have substantially reduced the life expectancy of people born since 1945.” Ehrlich warned that Americans born since 1946…now had a life expectancy of only 49 years, and he predicted that if current patterns continued this expectancy would reach 42 years by 1980, when it might level out.

14. Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”

15. Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.

16. Sen. Gaylord Nelson wrote in Look that, “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

17. In 1975, Paul Ehrlich predicted that “since more than nine-tenths of the original tropical rainforests will be removed in most areas within the next 30 years or so, it is expected that half of the organisms in these areas will vanish with it.”

18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

WFB: Obama Earth Day Trip to Emit 5 Times as Much CO2 as the Average American Does Annually:

President Barack Obama’s Earth Day trip to Southern Florida will emit roughly five times as much carbon dioxide as the average American does in a full year, according to government data.

Air Force One will burn 9,180 gallons of carbon-spewing jet fuel during Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported.

Twitchy: ‘Climate hypocrites’ Bill-not-a-scientist-Nye and President Obama getting ready to fly to Miami [photos]

We knew that Bill Nye the self proclaimed “Science Guy” wasn’t a real scientist, but did others know that?

Bonus: Nye took a gas-guzzling SUV to Air Force One:

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The Hill: NSA unveils pro-recycling mascot for kids named ‘Dunk':

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Uh – the NSA?

Recycling might not be the first thing people think of when they hear about the National Security Agency, but the spy agency wants to change that.

The Fort Meade, Md., institution has a new pro-recycling mascot named “Dunk” that it’s using as part of an effort to get students in Maryland schools to cut down on their trash.

In a new eight-minute video released ahead of Wednesday’s Earth Day, Dunk — a blue, anthropomorphized recycling bin — explained the NSA’s commitment to recycling. Then, it offered students a project of their own.

I am totally going to make time to not watch that video.

Bridget Johnson, PJ Tatler: Kerry: ‘Only Thing Our Generation’ May Be Remembered for Is Not Acting on Climate Change:
Yawn….

Secretary of State John Kerry asked Americans to “crank up the volume” today on Earth Day, arguing “we still have time to make a difference” on climate change, “but it’s fast running out.”

“Make no mistake: If we let this opportunity pass us by, that may be the only thing our generation is remembered for,” Kerry warned in a statement.

PJ Tatler: Not-So-Earth-Friendly Crowd Leaves Big Trash Mess Behind After Earth Day Concert:

An oldie but goodie: