Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that two government-commissioned advertisements designed to raise awareness of climate change exaggerated the global warming threat. "In definitely asserting that climate change would cause flooding and drought, the adverts went beyond mainstream scientific consensus, the watchdog said," reports London's Daily Telegraph. Al Gore must have written the ads. ... A consortium of Pennsylvania labor unions -- the Coalition for Labor Engagement and Accountable Revenue -- says any "decision to balance the state budget on the backs of those in need ... not only diminishes Pennsylvania's competitiveness" but also "exhibits a lack of fiscal stewardship and clear planning for the future." This, from the same folks who argue for "prevailing wages." Who are they kidding• ... The Center for Immigration Studies is set to release a report Thursday alleging that the Southern Poverty Law Center, that leftist bastion, has attempted to smear as "hate groups" those who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens. Imagine that -- standing up for the rule of law now, somehow, is "hateful."
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