Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steynism




Democrats have perfected the art of being simultaneously maudlin and vicious, and above all else ruthlessly partisan in their pious denunciations of partisanship.

--- MARK STEYN November 3, 2002

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sherlock Holmes was a Climate Skeptic




From: "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-  1892

"Still it is an error to argue in front of your data.  You find yourself insensibly twisting them round to fit your theories." - Sherlock Holmes



Which is exactly what the Warmist community does.  They create a model.  The model doesn't reflect reality, so they start tinkering.  They form a theory, and then go about proving it.   In fact, the Federal Grant programs of many a government actually encourages this by requiring up front the purpose to which the grant will be applied. 

Sure enough, Sherlock Holmes would be guest blogging on Watt's Up with That.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

On My Way to Obscurity


Each year, the Nobel Prize committee divvies out awards to those that have excelled in a specific field. Economics, for example, was featured in Ron Howard’s version of A Beautiful Mind and based on Sylvia Nasar’s biography of John F. Nash Jr.
 
Nash was honored with the Nobel in Economics for his “Game Theory” concept that was, incidentally, initiated in his doctoral work some forty years before the 1994 Nobel Prize as presented to him.

I have a theory, also. I call it the “Corn Theory.” The concept is simple. Too much of one of your favorite things can lead to a decrease in your appreciation for the former. In other words, if you eat too much corn, your gluttony overtakes your enjoyment and that, one time, favorite is compromised. It’s a sound theory. I’ve experimented with chocolate brownies, Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, and Czech Bud Var Pilsner.

So, I have the theory. However, the Nobel folks aren’t likely to shine the light on me unless I can show a practical application with everyday innovative use.

At first, I thought about applying my theory to the entertainment industry. However, I made the capacious mistake of taking Carrot Top as my subject of study and application. It, thoroughly, skewed my testing results, because, eventually, I discovered that no one ever liked him. It did enlighten me to the fact that I needed to factor the uncanny influence of agents and publicists into the fray. But wait; a revelation.
 
Publicists, agents, advertising agencies, lobbyists, pundits, and the like are obstacles to the individual. They cloud the issue on our true opinions. Or, rather, they shape our ability to have all the pieces from which to draw that opinion.

Crap, I’m getting too deep, and I’m, even, boring myself to tears. Does Nobel like boring?
Think of it this way. Do you really think a Carnie worker gets a kick out of riding the Ferriswheel? All that spinning after downing a forty ouncer mixed with the hepatitis medication can ruin the experience I suppose. However, the fact remains that they see those spinning conglomerates of aluminum and chewing gum every day.
 
The constant exposure lessens the pleasure. Hmmm…perhaps my theory applies to marriage.

A constant exposure to upraised or down set toilet seats, mothers’-in-law who keep locating your new address, unremitting requests to fix the sink, and minivans influence what you, one time, thought to be your favorite “thing” in the world. Some people compensate by obtaining other favorite “things.” This, generally, leads to your first favorite thing walking away with 50% of your overall favorite things. You’re left with a query of how you could, possibility, have considered her a favorite in the first place.

I have a new theory. It involves bigamy and prenuptial agreements. I call it the “You take out the trash, I’m busy…” theory.

Monday, June 10, 2013

This is Entrapment

 
HAYWARD -- An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.
Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.
"Playing with toys guns, saying 'I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill said.
At Saturday's event, called Strobridge Elementary Safety Day, a Hayward police officer will demonstrate bicycle and gun safety, and the Alameda County Fire Department is sending a rig and crew to talk about fire safety.

Fantastic!!!  Wonderful!!!!  And, of course, HYPOCRITICAL.   Think about it.  It is against the rules to bring toy guns to school at Strobridge Elementary.  It says so right in their school rules. 
 
Knives, guns, explosives and toy weapons are prohibited and warrant suspension and/or expulsion.

So, in order to participate in this over-reaching Liberal nonsense, the child has to break the rules (since the exchange is taking place at the school).    And, we wouldn't want to desensitize the little monsters...here...have a condom. 

Again, I think we could solve all this jackassery by showing up in principals offices nationwide and calling the police to arrest the principals for having  letter openers on their desks which are essentially knives. 


Muslim Spring is a Nasty Bastard


AMMAN (Reuters) - Members of an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents on Sunday as punishment for what the group regarded as a heretical comment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Mohammad Qataa was shot in the face and neck a day after being seized, said the pro-opposition monitoring group, which is based in Britain and uses a network of observers across Syria.

These are the rebels attempting to overturn the current Syrian government.  They are a part of the movement that Senator McCain was so proud to visit a week or so ago. 

The choices are simple...

1.  A rotten wormy apple

2.  Another rotten wormy apple

or

3. Just ignore the entire barbaric region...develop an alternative fuel source so we have no incentive to even think about the place...and let the entire Middle East self-destruct in its own time.  When they're finished, and everyone is gone, we can build condos there.