Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

California moves to ban climate dissent

Climate fascists: The California legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal to express skepticism about human-caused global warming.

The bill declares that there is no legitimate disagreement on the causes and extent of climate change, stating that, “There is broad scientific consensus that anthropogenic global warming is occurring and changing the world’s climate patterns, and that the primary cause is the emission of greenhouse gases from the production and combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas.”

What I find frightening about this is that the liberal Democrats who are writing and pushing this bill, with the full support of numerous liberal environmentalist groups, no longer feel the slightest shame about their oppressive and tyrannical preferences. They are now out in the open, suggesting that they sense a wide support for their actions. I fear that they are right.


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  • Greg the Geologist

    This underscores the critical nature of the replacement of Justice Scalia. Federal judges have overturned actions of the legislature and voters in California before, sometimes appropriately, sometimes through raw judicial activism. This bill, should it pass, cries out for a ruling that it violates the First Amendment and must be struck down. But if it goes as far as the US Supreme Court, the judicial temperament and integrity of the next Justice will be the determining factor. If that Justice is appointed by Hillary, will that signal the end of free speech as we know it?

  • Greg Jones

    If the supporters had a solid majority of CA voters / citizens behind them on the global warming religion, those supporters would not waste effort on this. This looks like their weakness much more than their strength. Small comfort, I know . . .

  • Edward

    What an outrage! This is in direct violation of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 19: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

    But then again, even the state where the UN was founded (San Francisco) does not take the United Nations seriously.

    Nor do they take the US Constitution seriously.

    Ever since California’s taxpayer revolt of 1978, Proposition 13, the state government has become more and more authoritarian, punishing We the People as much as they could get away with. Not only did they change how elections are held in order to virtually guarantee only leftists on almost every ballot, but now they move into silencing opposition voices.

  • California is a bit late to the party. Not only has Oregon legalized marijuana before the Golden State (I have no problem with that), but as I noted on my blog, the Portland School Board recently voted to ban any material casting doubt on Anthropogenic Global Warming. I would think that statistically there are some registered Democrats with serious misgivings about these actions, and the only comfort at this point is that they are living in the world they helped create. Unfortunately, everyone else is, too.

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