Oh Well

Well, whatever Iran had planned for today appears to have been a bit of a fizzle, at least as far as a “blow” to the West is concerned; indeed even the link I posted yesterday appears to be down. Any heavy blows were apparently reserved for the political opposition, and delivered by the Basiji. Don’t be deceived by the lack of breaking news from the region, though: big things are afoot.

Having got home late tonight I haven’t enough gas in the tank to write much; although it’s tempting, of course to comment on todays front-page story about blizzards and global warming, it seems that climate scientist Patrick Michaels over at Planet Gore has already beaten me to it. The point that is becoming abundantly clear is that we have now reached the point where any atmospheric phenomenon whatsoever is construed as evidence of anthropogenic global warming. (Unfalsifiable claims are at the heart of all religions, and this one’s no exception.)

So for tonight, then, some “shameless filler”: the most unusual campaign video you’ve ever seen. Here.

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8 Comments

  1. JK says

    Talk about links no longer being available. It’s a catastrophe of Gorebal Proportions !!!

    Better read while the reading’s good or another NWS link will be lost, (unsure about the NYT’s archives).

    Questions. When did the Industrial Revolution begin? When did it begin “Big Time” on an order of magnitude say, necessary to actually begin to affect Washington’s snowfall?

    If I’m reading “the experts” correctly then Washington couldn’t have had more’n five or six inches prior to oh, maybe the Civil War? But then, here’s this guy from 1772 entering in his diary, a snow amount of three feet.

    Then again, this guy supposedly had wooden dentures, and his name was George. That should be sufficient to brand him a charlatan. But then, pert near the same time a feller affectionately called “TJ” by Sally records the same amount in his diary, “three feet.”

    I rather doubt either of ’em looked at wading through the stuff from a child’s perspective. And, though the guy with the wooden teeth might be suspect, TJ’s reputation comes down to us as kind of nerdy type.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/us/07storm.html

    And because I’m concerned this next link might well disappear too, I’m going ahead and resort to copying and pasting – simply because I don’t want my fellow planet dwellers to be lulled into forgetting about Gorebal Warming.

    “…PRELIMINARY ALL-TIME SEASONAL SNOWFALL RECORDS SET AT THE THREE MAJOR CLIMATE SITES IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AREA…

    WITH THE 10.8 INCH TWO-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL MEASURED AT RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY…THEIR SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL IN WASHINGTON DC NOW STANDS AT 55.9 INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS ALL-TIME SEASONAL SNOWFALL RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC OF 54.4 INCHES SET IN THE WINTER OF 1898-99. OFFICIAL SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR WASHINGTON DC DATE BACK 126 YEARS TO 1884.”

    In the offchance this NWS link gets “lost” in the archives the next time a “HAF” argument ensues, you’ll need a reference point:

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
    139 PM EST THU FEB 11 2010

    000
    NOUS41 KLWX 111839 CCB
    PNSLWX

    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/feb_10_snowrecords.php

    Of course all the above doesn’t guarantee that cutting emissions and greenhouse gases is gonna help anybody’s pocketbook – conservation has it’s limits:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2010/02/04/2010-02-04_great_you_saved_water_now_fight_the_proposed_rate_hike.html

    Posted February 12, 2010 at 2:28 am | Permalink
  2. “But then, here’s this guy from 1772 entering in his diary, a snow amount of three feet.”

    Well, that’s easily explained — in those days, people had smaller feet. But I am surprised that anybody had three of them.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Jeffery!

    You are getting up too early, my friend.

    Posted February 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  4. A little insanity never hurt anybody.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says

    I take it Jeffery, you’ve never heard of evolution?

    Posted February 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink
  6. I don’t believe in evolution — I’ll never get past my insanity.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 13, 2010 at 1:18 am | Permalink
  7. JK says

    Well then Jeffery, explain me this – if not for evolution – how is it that here, I no longer see your name mis-spelled?

    Hyphens (and dashes) recognized of course as evolutionary throwbacks. Even then, not without exception. I am familiar with the angry parent who confronted the schoolboard with “Why is it so difficult for you to pronunciate (as she wrote her daughter’s name on the chalkboard Le-tia) and pronunciate it as it should be?”

    Several attempts were made.

    Lesha?

    Letia?

    Letya?

    No!” screamed the parent, “It’s Ledasha! The dash is not silent.”

    Of course you have the option of running for the Conway School Board and making the appropriate changes. Might even receive the closest thing to a tenured position as I’ve witnessed the potential for, thus far.

    Posted February 13, 2010 at 2:28 am | Permalink
  8. JK, I’d have to be sane to answer that question!

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 13, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink