Saturday, June 20, 2015
All public libraries closed indefinitely in Santa Cruz county. (Tucson News Now, 6/19/2015)
City 'n' county fussin' 'n' fightin'
Nogales Mayor John Doyle, who says it was a council decision to close them, says its a miscommunication.
But he lays the blame at the feet of Santa Cruz County, which he believes has been shopping for another library service provider in Patagonia.
County officials admit those talks have been going on, so it's likely there is some validity to the city's concerns.
Map source: Media Matters for America
6 states have fewer counties than Arizona(15):
- 14: Massachusetts, Vermont
- 10: New Hampshire
- 8: Connecticut
- 5: Rhode Island
- 3: Delaware
"I've Got the World on a String", written in 1932 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, the 1953 Sinatra version arranged by Nelson Riddle, was a moderate hit, reaching #14 on Billboard's most-played list. Riddle was the arranger on 22 Sinatra albums released from 1953 to 1968, the two musicians establishing an impressive track record with Swing Easy (1954), Songs for Young Lovers (1954), In the Wee Small Hours (1955), and Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956).
Looks like someone might be wondering what that string is tied to.
"What's that on the chimney, Daddy?"
Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love". (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again". (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In". (2/16/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now". (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine". (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things." (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day". (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day". (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942. (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly. (3/4/2015)
"You'll Never Know". (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher. (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love". (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future. (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night". (3/19/2015)
Step Lively. (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)". (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone". (3/23/2015)
"Oh What It Seemed to Be". (3/24/2015)
Anchors Aweigh. (3/26/2015)
"Day by Day". 3/27/2015)
Till the Clouds Roll By. (3/29/2015)
It Happened in Brooklyn. (3/31/2015)
"I've Got a Crush on You". (4/3/2015)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". (4/5/2015)
"It Only Happens When I Dance With You". (4/7/2015)
The Miracle of the Bells. (4/9/2015)
The birth of Tina. (4/11/2015)
The Kissing Bandit. (4/16/2015)
"Some Enchanted Evening." (4/19/2015)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game. (4/22/2015)
"The Huckle Buck." (4/24/2015)
On the Town. (4/28/2015)
A blowup in Houston. (4/30/2015)
1st television appearance. (5/3/2015)
"The Frank Sinatra Show". (5/5/2015)
"I'm a Fool to Want You". (5/7/2015)
"Mama Will Bark". (5/10/2015)
Double Dynamite. (5/13/2015)
Frank and Ava get married. (5/15/2015)
Meet Danny Wilson. (5/19/2015)
"I Could Write a Book". (5/24/2015)
His Final Recording for Columbia Records, "Why Try to Change Me Now?" (5/28/2015)
A new musical era with Capital Records. (6/2/2015)
Filming begins on From Here to Eternity. (6/15/2015)
Walker's jobs agency says 27 awards worth $124 million made without a formal staff review. (Star Tribune, 6/19/2015)
An internal review released Friday showed that WEDC gave out 27 award contracts to 24 companies between July 2011 and June 2013 without staff review, which WEDC said was not required at the time. Those were discovered during a review of 371 awards WEDC made in its first two years of operation.
A sampling from the WEDC news release.
That review uncovered 26 awards that were made without a formal Staff Review by our underwriting department – all of which took place in the first 15 months of WEDC’s existence.
While those awards did not have formal Staff Reviews, they did undergo scrutiny and review by WEDC staff and management throughout the approval process.
First of all, let's take a look at the phrase "all of which took place in the first 15 months of WEDC’s existence."
Considering WEDC's revolving door, this lame explanation could almost be construed as blaming Jim Doyle.
The second paragraph has me shaking my head like a bobble head doll. What gets scrutinized? When is a review not a review? Oy! My head hurts.
The stink of WEDC follows Brenda Hicks-Sorensen to Nebraska. (6/16/2015)
Scott Walker tries to run, but there's no place to hide. (5/26/2015)
No matter how you slice it, Alberta, it's still stinky cheese. (5/23/2015)
Joint Finance Republicans to Scott Walker: "You're Fired!". (5/21/2015)
Chairman of the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation -- Nice work if you can get it. (5/20/2015)
It's story time. (5/18/2015)
From the pay-to-play archives: The William Minihan-Scott Walker connection. (5/17/2015)
What's wrong with this Scott Walker headline? (5/16/2015)
Chairman of the Board Scott Walker's BIG, BOLD idea. (5/8/2015)
Based on WEDC's previous track record, this is what came to mind when I saw first saw this headline. (4/2/2015)
Apparently, being the CFO of WEDC is not much of a resume-builder. (3/13/2015)
WEDC's revolving door. (9/12/2014)
Here's how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is "Reinventing Economic Development". (8/24/2014)
Company looks to expand its business geographic focus? (8/14/2014)
Scott Walker and the horrible, terrible, no good, very transparent day. (7/28/2014)
Kestrel Aircraft: All these incentives, but no construction, no jobs. (7/13/2014)
The Eaton Corporation/WEDC timeline of shame. (7/10/2014)
Wisconsin featured in report on privatized state economic development agencies. (10/25/2013)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation pledge: Following the money. (7/23/2013)
Incompetence rewarded. (5/9/2013)
And while we're at it, let's take a look at WEDC 's core values. (5/9/2013)
WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job. (5/9/2013)
Plenty of time for messaging but none for fixing what ails WEDC. (5/9/2013)
Previous WEDC audits? What previous audits? (5/8/2013)
Are you seeing a trend yet? (5/8/2013)
Get me rewrite. (5/4/2013)
Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The "Cliff Notes" Version. (5/3/2013
"Tales of woe never end at WEDC." (4/25/2013)
Enterprise Florida and
No change yet on this webpage.
War of Words: JFC Co-Chairs Publicly Spar Over Transportation Revenue, Projects. (Right Wisconsin, 6/18/2015)
According to a report from WisPolitics, Darling said Assembly leaders were looking to delay the Zoo Interchange project in hopes that it would buy leverage and support for new revenue (a gas tax hike and registration fees).
"I think that's going to blow up because people are going to be upset because they're going to think we can't govern, they're going to think we're wasting money and they're going to think we're not being responsible," said Darling in WisPolitics.
This, predictably, did not sit well with Assembly leaders who have publicly opposed a gas tax hike. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair John Nygren issued a terse statement asking Darling to walk back her accusation.
Leadership missing in action: Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance has not met in 21 days (and counting). (6/19/2015)
A lesson in leadership: Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance has not met in 20 days (and counting). (6/18/2015)
Silent Discos Let You Dance to Your Own Beat. (6/17/2015)
It was a silent disco, a phenomenon that has taken off at music festivals (Coachella, Bonnaroo), bars and weddings as a way to party without running afoul of noise ordinances and curfews — or in the case of universities, studying students (U.C.L.A. recently held one in the library rotunda in the run-up to finals).This is clubbing for people who don’t want to be subjected to the will of one D.J. for the evening and, because the wearer controls the volume, clubbing for people who don’t want ringing ears and sore throats the next morning.
Any large gathering of people is still going to generate a lot of noise, although the absence of a high-decibel noise assault is certainly a plus in my book.
Related article:I Am Not the Coachella Silent Disco's Target Audience. (LA Weekly, 4/19/2015)
But it's when I replug and the DJ screams, "I want to hear all y'all make some motherfucking noooooooise!" I'm done. The irony. Oh, the irony.
Economists on Bush’s Promise: Close to 0 Percent Chance of 4 Percent Growth. (The New York Times, 6/17/2015)
Source: The World Bank
From the Times article:
Over the last 40 years, the American economy has grown at an average of 2.8 percent per year. That’s slower than the 3.7 percent average from 1948 to 1975, but the future looks even gloomier because that 2.8 figure relied on two favorable trends that are now over: women entering the work force, and baby boomers reaching their prime earning years.
From 22% in February to 9% this month.
Source: Real Clear Politics
- 4% - Rick Perry
- 3% - Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Donald Trumpi
- 2% - Carly Fiorina
- 1% - Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rick Santorum
Candidates struggle to reach double-digit percentage levels in latest New Hampshire Republican presidential primary poll. (6/15/2015)
Has anyone else noticed that Scott Walker peaked 2 months ago in New Hampshire? (6/14/2015)
Scott Walker is already yesterday's news in North Carolina. (6/4/2015)
Same as it ever was, pretty much, in latest Fox News poll. (6/3/2015)
The latest CNN/ORC Republican presidential primary poll likes the Florida boys. (6/2/2015)
5-way tie in latest Quinnipiac Republican presidential primary poll. (5/28/2015)
Republican presidential candidates find little elbow room in latest Fox News poll. (5/16/2015)
Latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) numbers keep Republican candidates in a jumble. (5/14/2015)
Digging through the latest Arizona Republican presidential poll, we learn that Scott Walker is the perferred candidate of older, 'very conservative' voters. (5/11/2015)
The leading Republican candidates for President have already peaked in New Hampshire. (5/10/2015)
The Florida Boys leave Scott Walker in "show" position in latest Republican presidential horse race poll. (5/5/2015)
Two more Iowa Republican presidential polls to add to the line graph. (4/28/2015)
Jeb Bush experiences some serious slippage in New Hampshire. (4/17/2015)
Home-state voters show waning enthusiasm for a Lindsey Graham presidential campaign. (4/16/2015)
Big spikes for Scott Walker, Donald Trump in most recent New Hampshire poll. (4/13/2015)
Tracking the Florida Republican presidential primary polls, January-March 2015. (4/4/2015)
Ohio Republican presidential primary poll: Ohio Governor Kasich leads the pack. (4/3/2015)
Tracking the national Republican presidential primary polls. (4/3/2015)
Republican presidential primary polls: The current top 5 preferences. (4/2/2015)
New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary voters are having trouble making up their minds. (3/31/2015)
Another day, another New Hampshire Presidential primary poll. (3/28/2015)
Bush, Rubio not exactly wowing the home-state voters. (3/27/2014)
Scott Walker tied for 2nd with 'Dunno' in latest CNN/ORC poll. (3/19/2015)
Bush-Walker-Dunno in a 3-way tie for Connecticut Presidential primary preferences. (3/15/2015)
Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll. (3/6/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest Florida Republican Presidential primary poll. (3/3/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest South Carolina Republican Presidential primary poll. (3/3/2015)
It's Walker, Bush, Unsure in 1st Nevada Presidential primary poll of the year. (3/2/2015)
Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa. (2/26/2015)
Texas Poll: Scott Walker takes it to a couple of Texans on their home turf. (2/25/2015)
Someone else/no one, Ben Carson have best 1-2 punch in Public Policy poll. (2/24/2015)
'Undecided' leads, Scott Walker 2nd, in year's first California Republican Presidential primary poll. (2/20/2015)
On the merry-go-round: Mike Huckabee takes the lead in the latest Republican Presidential preference poll. (2/18/2015)
Give it up: "Favorite Son" Lindsey Graham ekes out an anemic 17% in South Carolina poll. (2/17/2015)
New Hampshire: Jeb Bush holds slim lead among crowded GOP pack in NBC News/Marist poll. (2/17/2015)
Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll. (2/17/2015)
Have to admit I had never heard of bandleader James Last and his 'happy sound' until reading this New York Times obituary
James Last, Bandleader Known for ‘Happy Sound,’ Dies at 86. (The New York Times, 6/12/2015)
Primarily an arranger, Mr. Last purveyed a style he called “happy sound,” characterized by jaunty brass; lush, swirling strings; a pulsating beat; and the homogenization of his musical sources into the aural equivalent of comfort food. The result won him hordes of enthusiasts and a thicket of detractors.
Among Mr. Last’s best-known original compositions is “The Lonely Shepherd”...
3 of his albums appeared on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart:
1964 Dragon yearbook
The variant spelling 'Susen' does not register on the popular baby names lists of the Social Security Administration.
1967 Warren City Directory
- Johnson Susen R student r189 Pleasant Dr.
This song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 shortly after the class of 1964 graduated. (Audio and video out of sync.)
Other members of the class of 1964:
Delores Brady Geer (1/25/2015)
Judith McCool Madigan. (1/26/2015)
Julia Barhight Verdot. (9/5/2014)
Charles Lyon. (1/12/2014)
No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Dave Reichert, Washington's 8th Congressional District
Lt. Frank Drebin goes to Washington.
Italicized text source: Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Rep. Reichert was re-elected to a 6th term in 2014 with 63% of the vote.
43% lifetime score (14% in 2014) from the League of Conservation Voters. (That's quite a drop!)
No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.
Alabama Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives. (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one world: coal. Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13. The state's peak year of production: 1990)
- 1st District. Bradley Byrne (R). Proposed an amendment that would have cut all FY 2015 funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
- 2nd District. Martha Roby (R). Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling and barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by Americans for Prosperity.
- 3rd District. Mike Rogers (R). League of Conservation scorecard: 2013: 0%. Lifetime (2003-): 9%.
- 4th District. Robert Aderholt (R). Without bothering to fact-check, he uses a discredited petition rejecting climate change to make a point.
- 5th District. Mo Brooke (R). Climate Experts Testify that Climate Change Projections are Unreliable and Misleading.
- 6th District. Stephen Baucus (R). League of Conservation scorecard: 2013: 0% Lifetime (1993- ): 8%
Alaska Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- At-large District. Don Young (R). Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.”
Arizona Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 4th District. Paul Gosar (R). Takes his environmental cues from cattle and sheep producers.
- 5th District. Matt Salmon (R). This quote sums up his view: “I found the source of global warming is coming from the hot air coming out of Washington.” Signed Koch Brothers "No Climate Tax" pledge.
- 6th District. David Schweikert (R). Known to throw a hissy over "the Al Gores of the world". Chairs House Subcommittee on Environment.
- 8th District. Trent Franks (R). League of Conservation scorecard:2013: 11%. Lifetime (since 2003): 5%.
Arkansas Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Rick Crawford (R). Vow to his constituents: "As long as the Obama EPA continues its assault on farmers, I will continue to fight senseless regulations that only serve to cripple American agriculture."
- 2nd District. Tim Griffin (R). Perhaps one of the few scientists in the Republican House caucus. As far as global warming is concerned, he claims "that there are a lot of shenanigans going on with the data."
- 3rd District. Steve Womack (R). Loves his fossil fuels.
- 4th District. Tom Cotton (R). Claims the earth's temperature hasn't warmed in 16 years, a climate denier meme. The reality: 9 of the 10 warmest years on record occurred since 1998.
California Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Doug LaMalfa (R). Ask him about air conditioners, packing plants, or praying for rain.
- 4th District. Tom McClintock (R). Still smarting that he never received a Nobel Prize in the 3rd grade.
- 8th District. Paul Cook (R). ALEC shill for the Keystone pipeline.
- 10th District. Jeff Denham (R). Appears to think that climate skeptics are on "the right side of the issue."
- 21st District. David Valadao (R). Represents a portion of California's Central Valley, a hotbed of climate skepticism, as the representative's League of Conservation Voters scorecard indicates.
- 22nd District. Devin Nunes (R). Throws hissy fit, a Republican specialty, over what he calls Obama's extremist climate agenda.
- 23rd District. Kevin McCarthy (R). Bemoans those dang "harmful regulations".
- 25th District. Buck McKeon (R). 7% lifetime score on League of Conservation Voters' National Environment Scorecard after 24 years in House.
- 31st District. Gary Miller (R). 3% lifetime score on League of Conservation Voters' National Environment Scorecard after 14 years in House.
- 39th District. Ed Royce (R). A liberal among the California Republican caucus: a 13% lifetime score on the League of Conservation Voters' National Environment Scorecard.
- 42nd District. Ken Calvert (R). Although comfortably ensconced in the Republican environmental mainstream, he's not above making an heretical remark or two.
- 45th District. John Campbell (R). Signer of Americans for Prosperity "No Climate Tax Pledge"; 9% lifetime score from the League of Conservative Voters,
- 48th District. Dana Rohrabacher (R). Mouths the same climate denier meme as the newly elected U.S. Senator from Arkansas.
- 49th District. Darrell Issa (R). The richest member of Congress, he recently won the League of Conservation Voters "Climate Denier Award".
- 50th District. Duncan Hunter (R). Can you top this? "Thousands of people die every year of cold, so if we had global warming it would save lives."
Colorado Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 3rd District. Scott Tipton (R). Tree rings tell us all we need to know.
- 4th District. Cory Gardner (R). Another beneficiary of the 2010 Tea Party wave. And he adjusted his views accordingly.
- 5th District. Doug Lamborn (R). Works tirelessly to assure that climate change remains "an extremely controversial topic". (Is also a big fan of impeaching Obama.)
- 6th District. Mike Coffman (R). Solidly parks his butt in the the-science-is-not-quite-settled camp.
No House Republicans hail from Connecticut and Delaware.
Florida Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Jeff Miller (R). "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones. They're the modern Stone Age fam-a-lee."
- 2nd District. Steve Southerland (R). Spouts the company line.
- 3rd District. Ted Yoho (R). "I'm not smart enough for that."
- 4th District. Ander Crenshaw (R). All talk, no action.
- 6th District. Ron DeSantis (R). As reported by ThinkProgress, a majority of Congressional Republicans are climate deniers. At this point in the exercise, we appear to have unanimity.
- 7th District. John Mica (R). 7% lifetime score from League of Conservation Voters after 22 years in the House.
- 8th District. Bill Posey (R). Sez climate change has been with us since the Earth was formed. (Pick your date.)
- 10th District. Daniel Webster (R). 9% score from League of Conservation Voters during his 2 terms in office.
- 11th District. Richard Nugent (R). 6% score from League of Conservation Voters during his 2 terms in office.
- 12th District. Gus Bilirakis (R). Big fan of fossil fuels.
- 13th District. David Jolly (R). Happy to drift along with the fossil-fuel flow.
- 15th District. Dennis Ross (R) It's all about personal responsibility.
- 16th District. Vern Buchanan (R). Proud to represent his rich waterfront property owners.
- 17th District. Tom Rooney (R). One of 48 Republican House members with a 0% score from the National League of Conservation Voters in 2013.
- 19th District. Curt Clawson (R). Suggests that climate change "may not exist".
- 25th District. Mario Diaz-Balart (R). Not ready to jump on the global warming bandwagon.
- 27th District. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R). Chicken Little, apparently, is one of her favorite folk tales.
Georgia Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Jack Kingston (R). Ask him about climate change, and he'll give you his troglodyte views on evolution.
- 3rd District. Lynn Westmoreland (R). One of the Republicans who threw a hissy fit when the Defense Department announced its climate change initiative.
- 6th District, Tom Price (R). During 2009 floor debate on a climate-change bill, he asked colleagues for a moment of silence for lost jobs.
- 7th District. Rob Woodall (R). Like his colleague Lynn Westmoreland, Rob believes that climate change discussions should be, at best, marginalized, not expanded.
- 8th District. Austin Scott (R). "Absolutely" skeptical when it comes to climate change.
- 9th District. Doug Collins (R). Ranked by National Journal as the most conservative member of the state's House delegation (90.2% rating, 16th overall).
- 10th District. Paul Broun (R). Believes that climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated by the scientific community. Got his butt kicked in the 2014 Georgia Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
- 11th District. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R). Surgical masks for every cow.
- 14th District. Tom Graves (R). Has a facility for stringing cliches together.
Idaho Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Raul Labrador (R). According to this list, one of the scariest.
- 2nd District. Mike Simpson (R). Tries to come across as reasonable, but his words are contradicted by his 7% lifetime score from the League of Conservative Voters. (Lifetime = 9 terms, 18 years.)
Illinois Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 6th District. Peter Roskam (R). Once referred to climate change as "junk science".
- 13th District. Rodney Davis (R). Content to spout the company line.
- 14th District. Randy Hultgren (R). Asserted in 2009 that "we're headed in to a bit of a colder time."
- 15th District. John Shimkus (R). "The B-I-B-L-E/yes, that's the book for me/I stand alone on the word of God/the B-I-B-L-E!!"
- 16th District. Adam Kinzinger (R). Gives new meaning to "all-inclusive".
- 18th District. Aaron Schock (R). When it comes to support of environmental issues, he's all talk and no action.
Indiana Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Jackie Walorski (R). “That’s My Congress” notes Rep. Walorski has followed a conservative course when voting on environmental legislation -- and everything else, for that matter. Earned a 0% rating from the League of Conservation Voters after her first year in the House.
- 3rd District. Martin Stutzman (R). Signed Americans for Prosperity’s “No Climate Tax Pledge” a month before being sworn in as a member of Congress in 2010.
- 4th District. Todd Rokita (R). This climate change denier respects "God's green earth". Anyone who thinks otherwise is arrogant.
- 5th District. Susan Brooks (R). The Walorski summary fits Brooks to a T.
- 6th District. Luke Messer (R). Considers climate change a social issue.
- 8th District. Larry Bucshon M.D. (R). Climatologists are only in it for the money.
- 9th District. Todd Young (R). Describes himself as a climate agnostic.
Iowa Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 3rd District. Tom Latham (R). Earned a 8% lifetime score from the League of Conservative Voters in his 20 years of Congressional service.
- 4th District. Steve King (R). Rep. King explains it all for you.
Kansas Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Tim Huelskamp (R). A fossil fuel kinda guy, More development and utilization = jobs jobs jobs.
- 2nd District. Lynn Jenkins (R). Knows how to tap dance her way through a town hall forum.
- 3rd District. Kevin Yoder (R).http://paulsnewsline.blogspot.com/2015/01/no-friend-to-environment-republican_9.html More of the same.
- 4th District. Mike Pompeo (R). Uses social media to trumpet his climate skepticism.
Kentucky Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Ed Whitfield (R). In the pocket of coal industry.
- 2nd District. Brett Guthrie (R). Another Corncracker Soldier fighting against the "War on Coal".
- 4th District. Thomas Massie (R). Not your garden-variety Republican.
- 5th District. Harold Rogers (R). Serves as the Supreme Commander in the fight against the War on Coal.
- 6th District. Andy Barr (R). A foot soldier fighting against the War on Coal.
Louisiana Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Steve Scalise (R). The empty-headedness of GOP talking points. You can't make this stuff up.
- 3rd District. Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R). From coal to oil. "All politics is local".
- 4th District. John Fleming (R). Like him on Facebook.
- 5th District. Ralph Abraham (R). Sez Keystone Pipeline will create 40,000 construction jobs.
- 6th District. Garret Graves (R). Possible renegade?
Maine Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Bruce Poliquin (R). One of the newest members of the House Republicans Climate Skeptics caucus.
Maryland Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Andy Harris, M.D. (R). Fighting to insure clear-channel outlet for Republican climate skepticism propaganda.
No House Republicans in Massachusetts delegation.
Michigan Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Dan Benishek, M.D. (R). Well now, here's a Republican who claims to be a scientist!
- 2nd District. Bill Huizegna (R). Makes no bones about where he stands on global warming, climate change.
- 3rd District. Justin Amash. Meet Mr. Contrarian.
- 4th District. John Moolenaar. For this newly elected representative, the photo at his energy issues webpage tells us all we need to know for the time being.
- 6th District. Fred Upton (R). Baby, it's cold outside!
- 7th District. Tim Walberg (R). Another Tea Party hypocrite.
- 8th District. Mike Bishop (R). New guy spouts the company line.
- 10th District. Candace Miller (R). "Just ask the dinosaurs."
- 11th District. Dave Trott (R). The Wolf of Oakland County.
Minnesota Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. John Klein (R). Likes his energy dirty.
- 3rd District. Erik Paulsen (R). Lotsa talk on the environment, but his voting record tells the story.
- 6th District. Tom Emmet (R). Creator of the phrase, "Al Gore's climate porn". (All you need to know: He now serves the district Michele Bachmann represented.)
Mississippi Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Alan Nunnelee (R). Apparently, when it comes to America's energy sources, the dirtier the better.
- 3rd District. Gregg Harper (R). Not a believer.
- 4th District. Steven Palazzo (R). Looking out for the interests of oil, natural gas, and coal
Missouri Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Ann Wagner (R). Puts climate science in diapers.
- 3rd District. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). God forbid we should take a global approach to climate change.
- 4th District. Vicky Hartzler (R). Sings a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside!" with her Michigan colleague Fred Upton.
- 6th District. Sam Graves (R). Speaking of out-of-touch.
- 7th District. Billy Long (R). He's a coal man.
- 8th District. Jason Smith (R). Another coal man, holdin' on to yesterday.
Montana Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- At-Large. Ryan Zinke (R). His views on the environment undergo a transformation once he runs for Congress.
Nebraska Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Jeff Fortenberry (R). After receiving a pat on the back from ConservAmerica, his rating from the League of Conservation Voters take a big tumble.
- 3rd District. Adrian Smith (R). A denier from his first day in the House.
Nevada Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Mark Amodai (R). A 3% lifetime score from the League of National Conservation Voters. His actions belie his words.
- 3rd District. Joe Heck (R). In the climate-change-has-always-been-with-us camp.
- 4th District. Cresent Hardy (R). Revels in his far-right conservatism.
New Hampshire Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
New Jersey Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Frank LoBiondo (R). Received an endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund in October 2014 even though his 2013 score of 25% was well below his lifetime score of 63%.
- 3rd District. Tom MacArthur (R). In office just over a month, MacArthur is content to vote the party line.
- 4th District. Chris Smith (R). An exception to the rule. On the other hand, his score from the League of Conservation Voters took a nosedive in 2013.
- 5th District. Scott Garrett (R). A proud member of the 'Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus'.
- 7th District. Leonard Lance (R). A poster boy for Republican moderation thrown out the window.
- 11th District. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R). Pushing the envelope, Republican-style.
New Mexico Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
New York Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Lee Zeldin (R). Take the "what me worry/Alfred E. Neuman" approach to climate change.
- 2nd District. Pete King (R). Basically, a "drill, baby, drill" energy position.
- 19th District. Chris Gibson (R). An independent Republican voice when it comes to climate change
- 21st District. Elise Stefanik (R). A possible RINO alert.
- 22nd District. Richard Hanna (R). Claims to believe that climate change is occurring but his 11% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters doesn't exactly back him up.
- 23rd District. Tom Reed. (R). Co-chair of the House Natural Gas Caucus. Big fan of fracking.
- 24th District. John Katko (R). It certainly seems like a wishy-washy statement.
- 27th District. Chris Collins (R). After his 1st year in Congress, Collins was awarded a 3% score from the League of Conservation Voters.
North Carolina Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2nd District. Renee Ellmers (R). 5% lifetime score from League of Conservation Voters.
- 3rd District. Walter Jones (R). You'll be forgiven if you think you've heard this before.
- 5th District. Virginia Foxx (R). She makes climate change sound like God's fault.
- 6th District. Mark Walker (R). When it comes to climate change, Walker has gibberish at the ready,
- 7th District. David Rouzer (R). Well, you know.....
- 8th District. Richard Hudson (R). Imagine the views from the Outer Banks.
- 9th District. Robert Pittenger (R). Throw up his hands in despair in 2006.
- 10th District. Patrick McHenry (R). 10 years in Congress, 3% lifetime score from League of Conservation Voters.
- 11th District. Mark Meadows (R). As Moe would say, "You numbskull!'
- 13th District. George Holding (R). Gets right down to the specifics!
North Dakota Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- At Large District. Kevin Cramer (R). Like his Alabama and Kentucky colleagues, he appears to be in the pocket of the coal industry.
Ohio Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Steve Chabot (R). You'll be forgiven if this sounds all too familiar.
- 2nd District. Brad Wenstrup (R). Jobs now trump the long-term health of the planet.
- 4th District. Jim Jordan (R). After 8 years in Congress, a 3% score from the League of Conservation Voters.
- 5th District. Bob Latta (R). The man has a way with words.
- 6th District. Bill Johnson (R). Favorite song: "Coal Man".
- 7th District. Bob Gibbs (R). A 'sound science' kinda guy.
- 8th District. John Boehner (R). I suspect the list of 'not qualifieds' is lengthy.
- 10th District. Michael Turner (R). His say-nothing-in-50-words-or-less statement on energy makes him sound like a dimwit.
- 12th District. Pat Tiberi (R). Espouses the 97/3 reasoning.
- 14th District. Dave Joyce (R). Meet Rep. Boilerplate.
- 15th District. Steve Stivers (R). Boilerplate: What comes around, goes around.
- 16th District. Jim Renacci (R). Singing in unison with his colleagues Joyce and Stivers.
Oklahoma Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Jim Bridenstine (R). A member of the Republican drill-baby-drill caucus.
- 2nd District. Markwayne Mullin (R). A member of the anti-science climate denier caucus.
- 3rd District. Frank Lucas (R). An expert in flatulence.
- 4th District. Tom Cole (R). Forgot to include "all of the above".
- 5th District. Steve Russell (R). Congressional newbie joins in on a chorus of "Drill, Baby, Drill!"
Oregon Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
Pennsylvania Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 3rd District. Mike Kelly (R). Fossil fuel cheerleader.
- 4th District. Scott Perry (R). The congressman opines on scientific theory.
- 5th District. Glenn Thompson (R). Expert in reader's advisory services.
- 6th District. Ryan Costello (R). Newbie ready to play ball with the usual Republican, fossil fuel-infused suspects.
- 7th District. Pat Meehan (R). Passes one of the litmus tests for Republicans in Congress.
- 8th District. Mike Fitzpatrick (R). Shhh!! Let's talk about this in my office.
- 9th District. Bill Shuster (R). 'Corporate welfare' for the wind industry? NO! 'Corporate welfare' for the fossil fuel industry? YES!
- 10th District. Tom Marino (R). Proud to share the views of his constituents on Facebook.
- 11th District. Lou Barletta (R). Appears to have the whitest teeth in Congress.
- 12th District. Keith Rothfus (R). Drank the 1998 Kool-aid.
- 15th District. Charlie Dent (R). A finger in the wind.
- 16th District. Joe Pitts (R). Based on his League of Conservative Voters rating, he's all talk and very little action.
- 18th District. Tim Murphy (R). He's a coal man.
South Carolina Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Mark Sanford (R). Sold his soul to the Tea Party
- 2nd District. Joe Wilson (R). A climate denier, emphatically.
- 3rd District. Jeff Duncan (R). Answers to the 'all-of-the-above' roll call.
- 4th District. Trey Gowdy (R). What's he hiding?
- 5th District. Mick Mulvaney (R). Calls global warming claims 'baseless'.
- 7th District. Tom Rice (R). Loves fossil fuels, loves the Tea Party.
South Dakota Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- At-large District. Kristi Noem (R). Of a climatological, meteorological, astrological, thermological, cosmological, and ecological frame of mind.
Tennessee Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Phil Roe (R). His energy plan includes "all of the above."
- 2nd District. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R). Congressman with net worth more than 10 times the average of his constituents agrees that climate change is "a rich man's issue".
- 3rd District. Chuck Fleischmann (R). Solution to global warming? Put Al Gore on an iceberg.
- 4th District. Scott DesJarlais (R). A member of the "All of the Above" energy caucus.
- 6th District. Diane Black (R). On energy issues, she spends her time in the Republican echo chamber.
- 7th District. Marsha Blackburn (R). Sides with the 3%.
- 8th District. Stephen Fincher (R). Another "all-of-the-above" chorister.
Texas Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Louie Gohmert (R). A Texas-sized Gomer.
- 2nd District. Ted Poe (R). When it comes to energy, it's "all of the above."
- 3rd District. Sam Johnson (R). Meet one of Texas's 'good stewards' of the environment.
- 4th District. John Ratcliffe (R). One of the newest members of the "all of the above" chorus.
- 5th District. Jeb Hensarling (R). 'All of the above'? Yes indeedy do!
- 6th District. Joe Barton (R). The people that Texas elects to office. Something to think about.
- 7th District. John Culberson (R). Meet Captain Horatio Hornblower Houston.
- 8th District. Kevin Brady (R). Oil above all.
- 10th District. Michael McCaul (R). 'All of the above'.
- 11th District. Mike Conaway (R). It's all semantics.
- 12th District. Kay Granger (R). Texas has its own 'all-of-the-above' chorus.
- 13th District. Mac Thornberry. Advocates for 'sound science'. ("Any decisions we make should be based on sound science rather than political, social or personal profit agendas.")
- 14th District. Randy Weber (R). Plans to be shopping for a long coat in the near future.
- 17th District. Bill Flores (R). Damn the research, full speed ahead on real all-of-the-above American energy solutions.
- 19th District. Randy Neugebauer (R). If not a list, he has 'clear evidence'.
- 21st District. Lamar Smith (R). Current chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
- 22nd District. Pete Olson (R). Gives lip service to 'all of the above'; champions 'drill, baby, drill'.
- 23rd District. Will Hurd (R). Inducing paranoia in his constituents.
- 24th District. Kenny Marchant (R). Oil above all, part 2.
- 25th District. Roger Williams (R). 'Drill, baby, drill", American style.
- 26th District. Michael Burgess (R). As far as he's concerned, the evidence for climate change is lacking.
- 27th District. Blake Farenthold (R). Characterizes global warming as a 'scare tactic'.
- 31st District. John Carter (R). Characterizes global warming as a 'chicken-little scheme'.
- 32nd District. Pete Sessions (R). 'All-of-the-above'.
- 36th District. Brian Babin (R). He pledges allegiance to the oil industry.
Utah Congressional delegation: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st District. Rob Bishop (R). 'All of the above' reaches Utah.
- 2nd District. Chris Stewart (R). Like many of his Republican colleagues, read much more than he should have into this Economist article.
- 3rd District. Jason Chaffetz (R). Still likes to beat up on Al Gore, he does.
- 4th District. Mia Love (R). Still formulating her views on energy.
- 1st District. Rob Wittman (R). Describes himself as a climate change denier in 21 words.
- 2nd District. Scott Rigell (R). A climate change denier, plain and simple.
- 4th District. J. Randy Forbes (R). Follows the 3%.
- 5th District. Robert Hurt (R). An 'all-of-the-above' kinda guy when it comes to energy policy.
- 6th District. Bob Goodlatte (R). Same as it ever was.
- 7th District. Dave Brat (R). A dismissive kind of guy.
- 9th District. Morgan Griffith (R). Could be sunspots.
- 10th District. Barbara Comstock (R). Embraced an all-of-the-above energy policy while running for Congress.
- 3rd District. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R). Likes the 'all-of-the-above' lingo.
- 4th District. Dan Newhouse (R). In so many words, sez responding to climate change challenges is just too dang expensive.
- 5th District. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R). Doesn't believe the science.
- 8th District. Dave Reichert. Not your garden-variety Republican, it seems.