Show Prep: Mon, Dec. 22

Study: Beaver Dams Make Global Warming Worse | The Daily Caller

The University of Saskatchewan’s Colin Whitfield says that rising beaver populations over the past 100 years means more beaver dams to create shallow ponds. These ponds, however, causes methane to be released from shallow standing waters. Whitfield says that there is 200 times more methane from beaver ponds today than there was around 1900.

#illridewithyou Was Even More Fraudulent Than I Thought | The Daily Caller

As it turns out, #illridewithyou was an even emptier gesture than I first thought. The incident that so inspired all those smug leftists worldwide didn’t actually happen. John Hayward explains:

Obama: Sony made a mistake by pulling ‘The Interview’

He added that he wished “they’d spoken to me first,” so he could tell them not to set a bad precedent by caving into hackers’ threats. He explained that this could eventually lead to self-censorship if the media did not want to offend “somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended.”

ACLU files lawsuit over South Bend Common Council social media policy | Local –

“A lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of South Bend President and 6th District Council member Oliver Davis challenges a recently-passed city ordinance that regulates both publicly controlled and privately maintained social media, Internet and electronic communications of council members, saying the ordinance violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Squirrels Are Being Blamed For Global Warming | The Daily Caller

First it was beavers. Now climate scientists are criticizing squirrels for their contribution to global warming.

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds « CBS San Francisco

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely source — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

Obama Administration Charges Second Wind Power Producer For Killing Birds | The Daily Caller

For just the second time in nearly six years, the Obama administration has prosecuted a power company for the deaths of federally protected from wind turbines, which kill hundreds of thousands of every year.

EPA Hits Coal Industry With Regulation | The Daily Caller

While millions of Americans began their holiday travels last Friday, the  Environmental Protection Agency had an early Christmas gift for the industry: a new regulation on ash from power plants.

South Bend Uniform Co. vandalized on Friday evening

The store that has been selling controversial t-shirts for the past week was vandalized Friday evening.

JustOneMinute: “Hands Up”: More Of The News Not Fit To Print

Don’t be waiting for the NY Times coverage – two cops dead in their city following a “kill some cops” video filmed in their city? Nothing to see here…

Hate Speech Leads to Hate Crimes | National Review Online

America and the West are subjected nonstop to a barrage of hate speech from the intelligentsia. Hate speech leads to hate crimes, here as everywhere. Few people have faced up to the extent of the hate crimes and hate speech against the West. The murder of the two New York City policemen Saturday is only the tip of the iceberg.

Castro Declares Victory Over U.S., Thanks President Obama – Fox Nation

President Raúl declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.

North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages | Fox News

North Korea experienced a massive Internet outage Monday, and some researchers and web watchers speculated that the country’s online connections could be under cyberattack.

Democrats and liberal readers make up about 8 percent of the respondents.

Obama Approval Among US Service Members Plummets To 15% – Fox Nation

Just 15 percent of active-duty Times readers approve of Obama, down from 35 percent in 2009 and 28 percent just last year.

Ranked: The Top 15 Christmas TV Specials | Video |

The Christmas season offers some of the greatest television ever made, from touching commercials to holiday episodes of your favorite shows to seasonal specials. There is always something available for families to gather and watch this time of year.