Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/2/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/2/2011President Obama decided not to impose the tighter clean air regulations that had been proposed by the EPA. After considering the financial hardships that the new rules would have imposed on businesses and localities, not to mention the increase in unemployment, Mr. Obama decided to keep the Bush administration’s clean air standards in force until after next year’s elections.

In other news, supporters of “Palestine” disrupted a concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra several times last night with their loud protests. Because of the disturbances, the BBC felt it necessary to pull its live feed of the performance.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/2/2011

  1. The disruptions of the orchestral performance are truly, truly emblematic.
    You can choose Oriental Despotism and mob rule or you can choose the harmony of music and the discipline of listening– both native to the West.
    My contempt for these “demonstrators” knows no bounds.
    They wrap themselves in the cloak of “demonstrators”, but they are nothing more than criminals in the act of disorderly conduct and presenting a threat.

  2. Your information on the EPA standards is incorrect. Obama actually kept in place the 1997 standards (84ppm). Even the Bush standards, were they being implemented, are lower (74ppm).

    Furthermore, it’s nonsense to claim that lowering the standards further would somehow hamper the economy. In the long run, environmental regulations save far more money in averted health costs than they cost upfront.

    Why must your sensible immigration politics be accompanied by terrible environmental and economic ones based on false “facts” and faulty logic?

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