The liberal media outlet Slate embarrassed itself Tuesday by publishing an article referring to penguins as mammals, while simultaneously criticizing the Heartland Institute’s scientific writings.
In an article titled, “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore,” Slate claimed the traditional incarnation of Santa Claus as “an old white male” brings “insecurity and shame” to nonwhite kids. To solve the asserted problem, Slate argued Santa Claus should hereafter take the form of a penguin, which Slate asserted is a mammal.
According to Slate, it is time to let the “universally beloved waddling mammal” take over from the old white man the chore of handing out Christmas presents.
Responding to an army of outraged readers – presumably Kindergartners – Slate thereafter discovered penguins are actually birds rather than mammals and corrected its article.
Slate’s equal part appalling, equal part comical belief that penguins are mammals calls to mind a Christmas Eve moment in my household...
Government bans on plastic grocery bags harm the environment and do not reduce consumer costs, the National Center for Policy Analysis reports in a new study.
“Bag bans are bad for the environment. The alternatives – paper bags and reusable bags – use more energy, use more resources, produce more greenhouse gases, and produce more waste and pollution than plastic grocery bags,” reported study author H. Sterling Burnett.
Plastic bag opponents have argued bag bans will reduce costs by reducing...
Antarctic polar ice extent charts are increasingly looking like global warming alarmist Michael Mann’s discredited hockey stick temperature graph. The only difference is Mann cherry-picked his data and employed statistical chicanery to produce his hockey stick chart, while nobody has produced evidence that Southern Hemisphere polar ice is employing similar dubious methods to inflate its extent.
According to NASA and NOAA satellite data, total global sea ice extent in 2013 was above the long-...
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