I saw this a while ago, but I stumbled over it again just now and it still makes me smile.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
A: When it's a pro-life ad.
It reminds me of these rhetorical questions you occasionally see around postulating tough cases like:
The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. They have 4 children. The first is blind, the second is dead. The third is deaf and the fourth has TB. The mother finds she is pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you recommend abortion?The big irony? Obama supports killing that baby at any time up to and including after birth. You'd think someone from his background would be more understanding and grateful for the choice of life, but liberalism is a mental disease that kills all reason. Maybe we should toss in some research money for a cure in the porkulus package the Dems are ramming thru. Yeah, that'd happen. [snort]
[Y]ou would have killed Beethoven.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
According to Google Maps, my morning commute should be about 35 minutes. Thanks to the edge of the latest national blizzard coming along during the morning rush, it took me nearly 1-1/2 hours. Ridiculous and further proof that global warming lunatics need to be taken out onto a frozen lake and drowned in some ice fisherman's hole. Seriously, if someone came up to me asking to invest in their unicorn ranch, I'd reach for my wallet before I gave a single farthing to any of the scams Al Gore and his ManBearPig worshipers proposed.
The reason for relating this latest tale of snowy Michigan weather as it relates to the fear-mongering of the ManBearPiggies is this Power Line item, "The Name Is A Clue", which discusses al-Associated Press' utter confusion about the sightings of the snowy owl - get that? SNOWy owl? - farther and farther south.
Now, snowy owls like cold weather. They are white in order to blend in with snow:As I've mentioned here before, to these psychos, EVERYTHING is "proof" of ManBearPig: it gets warm, it's proof that we're gonna die unless we do what the Goreacle commands; if it snows, it's proof that we're gonna die unless we do what the Goreacle commands. They're like little children playing "Heads, I win; tails, you lose! Ha-ha!"
So, why might they be moving south these days? Obviously, because the weather has been getting colder. Global temperatures peaked a decade ago, and this year has seen snow and cold temperatures dipping into the southern states. Here is another story the AP reported on today:LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Well over a million people shivered in ice-bound homes across the country Wednesday, waiting for warmer weather and for utility crews to restring power lines brought down by a storm that killed 23 as it took a snowy, icy journey from the Southern Plains to the East Coast. But with temperatures plunging, utility officials warned that it could be mid-February before electricity is restored to some of the hardest-hit places. The worst of the power failures were in Kentucky, Arkansas and Ohio.But this simple explanation--snowy owls are following cold weather and snow southward--escapes the Associated Press. To the AP, the owl's behavior is a mystery. Maybe a shortage of lemmings is driving the owls south? But no! The lemming population is thriving. That being the case, it's an insoluble puzzle. The obvious explanation, cold weather, is unmentionable.
What's doubly absurd about this is that when species have moved North, the AP and other news outlets have robotically attributed the migration to global warming. Like moths, opossums, and various flora and fauna.
In 1974, when armadillos were moving southward, Time magazine saw a "telltale sign" of global cooling that threatened the survival of humankind. But that was then, and this is now. The media are trying to sell global warming rather than global cooling these days, so if a cold-loving animal packs up and moves south, it can only be a mystery.
Too bad the science is bogus and the books are being cooked in order to create the illusion that the planet is cooking.
In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.The problem sane and truth-seeking people have in arguing this issue is that the facts, like the above link, tend to be technical and complicated to understand, while the delusional ravings of the doomsayers are fronted by vacuous pretty-boys like Leo DiCaprio and awarded Oscars and Nobel Prizes by coreligionists. I've always said that a well-told lie will beat a badly-told truth and in this case, ain't that the truth, Ruth!
I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.” (Emphases in the original.)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Michigan's unemployment rate leaps into double-digits, at a nation-leading 10.6%, over three points higher than the national rate. Michigan has been in a one-state depression for years, lagging behind when the nation's economy was improving, and not leading the downward plunge that the Democrats' fiscal shenanigans have wrought.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm is a hype act so dazzling when she was first elected that people were seriously talking about changing the Constitution to allow this Canadian interloper to run for President. Within a couple of years, she was so obviously a failure that such talk ended, but what did the Stupid Party do? They ran a stiff, awkward, rich, white guy (Dick DeVos) who was a very successful businessman (Amway) but was easily taken down by the most vanilla class-warfare tactics Jenny and the Dems could use against him. "You don't want a rich guy to be Governor, do you?" was the totality of their argument and he, being a typical weak sister, just sighed and murmured that he was "disappointed" that Jenny would say mean things about him and LOST!
Sound familiar? That's the Stupid Party playbook: Run a decent, but timid chump who can't bring himself to loudly fight back when smeared by the Dems, who then loses. Nice guys finish last. Cheaters always win. The Dems cheat and thus win.
And we lose.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I just came in from shoveling snow. Again. This is the heaviest winter since my teen years, with the possible exception of 1999. We had sub-zero daily highs last week with -30 wind chills and so far this month we've had more snow than a full January's average snowfall and we're only halfway through. So, to see this raving loony's dire pronouncements makes me wonder when we're going to finally realize that Al Gore and his ManBearPig-worshiping death cultists aren't worth the dynamite it'd take to blow them up?
The rising hysteria over global warming is due to only one thing: it's hard to convince people they need to hand their lives and economies over to a priesthood of enviro-whack jobs when they can see with their own two eyes that reality doesn't mesh with the hysteria. Gore is the figurehead for anti-capitalist (and naturally anti-American) commies who wish to enslave the planet. Since trying to guilt people into being poor because there are other poor people didn't work - "Why not make the poor people richer with economic development?", they replied - they are trying to frighten us into committing suicide by saying we're killing the planet. Uh-huh. Riiiiiiiight. The fat former veep with daddy issues, a giant house, a giant houseboat, and who flies his private jet, spewing carbon, wants us to live a lifestyle he's not willing to himself or else it'll never snow again and blah-blah-woof-woof?
Good luck with that.
The reason for the panic is that the longer the planet clearly doesn't warm up, the less their chances to get their fascist economic schemes enacted. If we'd cut our throats with Kyoto a decade ago - a scheme so flawed that Al Gore didn't bring it up for a vote when he was Veep, mind you - then the naturally-occurring cold spell we're experiencing now would've be credited to a the policy when it clearly would've had no effect. The doomsayers have been predicting that in 2010 the Earth would be on its way to becoming a burnt-out cider; uninhabitable by people and animals. Well, we're almost there and now they're saying it's almost too late. They're no different from the crazies with sandwich boards saying "THE WORLD WILL END TOMORROW!" and when tomorrow comes, fail to see the contradiction.
And before any of you Backtalkers try to foist the nonsense that all the snow is proof of global warming, STOP!!! When we didn't have much snow, it was offered as a sign of global warming and now that we have a lot of snow, it's a sign of global warming?!? Heads, you win; tails, we lose? Not for a moment here. Move on.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Because he doesn't blame Dubya for everything that's gone wrong in the world and questions England's suicidal coddling of Islomofascist hate-mongers.
"President Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don't know how anyone could have handled this situation.I haven't seen The Wrestler yet - Hermione isn't interested in it for some reason - but you can't forget that his current comeback really began with his awesome turn as Marv in Sin City.
"I don't give a f**k who's in office, Bush or whoever, there is no simple solution to this problem... I'm not one of those who blames Bush for everything. This s**t between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it.
"It's too easy to blame everything on one guy. These are unpredictable, dangerous times, and I don't think that anyone really knows quite what to do."
And the star is baffled by the U.K.'s approach to fundamentalists - insisting he was taken aback by the freedom of speech allowed in the U.K.
He explains, "I was in London recently and I couldn't believe all these hate-talking fanatics you have over here who are allowed to carry on doing their thing even when a bus full of women and children gets blown to pieces.
"I know you've deported one or two of them, but it seems crazy. I think there is worse to come, something terrible will happen to either America or the U.K., or France even. I don't think these fundamentalists should be allowed to talk all this crap, and brainwashing these young kids."
Thursday, January 08, 2009
COED magazine has a list of 20 Celebrity Hotties Who Twitter and a couple of Dirk's Dish Du Jour women are included. First up is Tina Fey...
...whom the COED dudes dubbed this tweet the best: “When it comes to sex my only rule is no ifs, ands, or butts. Literally.” 4:04 PM Oct 14th, 2008 from web Ah, darn it! What a waste of a Greek booty. [pouting]
Reading her Election Eve tweets are pretty depressing as she mouths the shibboleths that her job requires and slobbers about how proud she is to be American now and blah-blah-woof-woof. Gag. I hope she doesn't go crazy like Janeane Garofalo did. That'd suck.
Helping to overcome the Tina disappointment a couple of slots down was the Hottie Terminator herself, Summer Glau...
...whose best tweet is deemed to be: "I know I should post more often, but between the acting thing and the covert assassinations, there just isn’t time.” 2:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2008 from web SMOKING!!!
Also hawt are her posts about building a spaceship and expecting Twitter to bring her coffee. Read 'em all - there aren't many and she (if it really is her) must've lost her phone in August cuz they stopped five months ago - cuz how can you not just get rigid for a cutie who tweets things like, "I had a dream last night. I don't remember any of it, but I nevertheless choose to interpret it as a portent of doom for all mankind." and "i haz a status. i tweetz it."?
Pardon me, but I need to go follow Tina and Summer.......NINJA STALKER STYLE!