Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Althouse: The global warming "consensus" is cracking up.

Althouse: The global warming "consensus" is cracking up.: "Just five years ago, Charles Monnett was one of the scientists whose observation that several polar bears had drowned in the Arctic Ocean helped galvanize the global warming movement.

Now, the wildlife biologist is on administrative leave and facing accusations of scientific misconduct."

Ice age threat should freeze EPA global warming regs | The Examiner | Op Eds | Washington Examiner

Ice age threat should freeze EPA global warming regs | The Examiner | Op Eds | Washington Examiner: "The U.S. National Solar Observatory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and astrophysicists across the planet report that the nearly all-time low sunspot activity may result in a sustained cooling period on Earth.

The news has sent global warming theory advocates scrambling to discount and explain away the impact on global temperatures. However, the 'news' is not really that new."

Local Man Jumps From Boat, Rides Shark - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston

Local Man Jumps From Boat, Rides Shark - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston: "'We circled around it a couple times, realized it was a basking shark, got comfortable, came up next to it and thought, 'You know? I need to feel this fish,'' Jacobs said. 'I need to swim with him and be part of this.'"

Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News: "NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Weird Wu Moments : Roll Call News

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Weird Wu Moments : Roll Call News: "In 2007, Wu gave a speech on the floor urging Americans not to “let faux Klingons send real Americans to war.”"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Instapundit

Instapundit: "THE IMPACT OF STIFFER BAR PASSAGE REQUIREMENTS on law school diversity. Bar passage, it turns out, correlates pretty closely with LSAT scores — not surprisingly, as they’re both big tests with a lot of multiple-choice questions — and affirmative action students, by definition, tend to have lower LSAT scores. My prediction is that the ultimate result will be intense pressure from law schools for the dumbing-down of bar exams."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fresh Whole Rabbit: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

Fresh Whole Rabbit: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food: "How many weekends have I spent, in the loincloth, knife clenched in my teeth, running through the fields trying to find a rabbit? (A bunch, trust me on this, a bunch.) All so I can have something to sacrifice on the altar once I get to the cave.

Now, with this, home, fix a cocktail, go through the day's mail, finish my drink and drive over to the cave, yank this carcass out of the box and offer this at the feet of my dark lord and master, boom, done. I'm happy, my dark lord and master is happy, everybody wins.

What a time saver."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Netflix: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

Netflix: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid: "Gargantuan reptiles team up with 1980s pop icons Tiffany and Debbie Gibson in this Syfy Channel original movie that pits a mammoth python on the loose against an army of genetically enhanced alligators."

Instapundit » Blog Archive » UM, ISN’T THIS A CASE OF CALLING YOUR OWN BLUFF? The Hill: Obama warns Cantor: ‘Don’t call my bluf…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » UM, ISN’T THIS A CASE OF CALLING YOUR OWN BLUFF? The Hill: Obama warns Cantor: ‘Don’t call my bluf…: "I mean, I’m not a big poker player, but I thought the point of a bluff is not to admit it’s a bluff . . . ."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Krugman: ‘I Didn’t Mean That Stimulus!’ | The Daily Caller

Krugman: ‘I Didn’t Mean That Stimulus!’ | The Daily Caller: "I can’t find the part where he says “but in two years if it doesn’t work I’ll say it just wasn’t the right kind.” …"

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Greece’s Choices in Debt Crisis Are All Daunting - Economic View - NYTimes.com

Greece’s Choices in Debt Crisis Are All Daunting - Economic View - NYTimes.com: "In an even bleaker scenario, bank recapitalization won’t be realized anytime soon and those same economies will show few signs of growing out of their debts. A broader financial crash will result, and it won’t be contained by an easily affordable bailout.

Those are the choices playing out now, in the streets of Athens and in the halls of power centers like Washington, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin. Stay tuned. There’s a lot of news on the way, but probably very little of it will be good."

Does Greece portend the U.S.'s future?

Friday, July 8, 2011

When dogmas collide

When dogmas collide: "those who fail to learn from history are, um, i forget.."

Who Among Us Does Not Love an Al Gore Joke? | Blogs | NCRegister.com

Who Among Us Does Not Love an Al Gore Joke? | Blogs | NCRegister.com: "Then the CFL bulbs came out, and I discovered that I am the snob to end all snobs . . . when it comes to light. Fluorescent lighting makes me feel like I’m dead, and am just haunting whatever room I happen to be in. It makes me feel like the top of my head has been replaced with something clammy and toxic. It makes me feel like filling up my 15-passenger van with overpriced gas and barreling nonstop to Al Gore’s house and smacking his silly, fat face around until he admits that his main goal is and always has been to make each and every day for the entire human race a little less bearable."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

iowahawk: Questions, So Many Questions

iowahawk: Questions, So Many Questions: "Are you smart enough to create a problem so big that even you could not solve it?"

iowahawk: Questions, So Many Questions

iowahawk: Questions, So Many Questions: "An $8 billion high speed train leaves Chicago for Iowa City at 8:15am at 40mph. Why?

If shovel-ready projects create jobs, wouldn't spoon-ready projects create even more jobs?

How come you haven't made unemployment illegal? #duh

Instead of making cars get 62 mpg, why not 62 million mpg? Also, do something about the gravitational constant."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ethics, Politics and the New York Times - By Ed Whelan - Bench Memos - National Review Online

Ethics, Politics and the New York Times - By Ed Whelan - Bench Memos - National Review Online: "I’ve had ample occasion to expose the mendacity, inanity, and confusion that have pervaded recent New York Times house editorials on the Supreme Court and ethics, and I’ll confess that it’s rather tedious to do so yet again, but I gather that there are some people who still take NYT house editorials seriously"

No sense waiting

No sense waiting: "The National Education Association has endorsed President Obama for re-election before he even has an opponent. Tells you all you need to know about the NEA."

Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage | The Sun |News

Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage | The Sun |News: "The 16ft cabin cruiser sprung a leak on her maiden voyage, like her famous namesake 99 years ago."

The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change by Dan Kahan, Maggie Wittlin, Ellen Peters, Paul Slovic, Lisa Ouellette, Donald Braman, Gregory Mandel :: SSRN

The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change by Dan Kahan, Maggie Wittlin, Ellen Peters, Paul Slovic, Lisa Ouellette, Donald Braman, Gregory Mandel :: SSRN: "On the whole, the most scientifically literate and numerate subjects were slightly less likely, not more, to see climate change as a serious threat than the least scientifically literate and numerate ones."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job | The Weekly Standard

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job | The Weekly Standard: ", the “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion. That’s a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job. "

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Althouse

Althouse: "The message is clear. The liberal media want Ruth Bader Ginsburg out now."

I wonder how it feels to be a living, ostensibly healthy person and have you fellow ideologues speculating about your death.