Monthly Archives: April 2011

Phenology Update II: Climate Modeling Is Difficult

I know the godlike geniuses at the University of East Anglia‘s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit (CRU) can perfectly model the entire planet’s climate such that the science is settled.  But I’m just a curmudgeon so I’m having trouble with mixed … Continue reading

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Aldo Loepold; On Farms

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other is that heat comes from the furnace.”  Aldo Loepold, Sand County Almanac

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Dodgem? No. Hitem!

Barking Moonbat alerted me to the new and appalling concept of “dogems”.  A useless anti-word meant to imply that amusement park bumper cars are meant for dodging rather than collisions: Bumping in bumper cars is banned at Butlins in the … Continue reading

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Orwell’s Telescreens Were Bush League

I’m disgusted by, and opposed to, government intrusion into private lives. “The Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move.” Wired … Continue reading

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When Mind Boggling Isn’t An Exaggeration

mind-bog·gling (mndbglng) adj. Informal Intellectually or emotionally overwhelming A common theory is that humans just aren’t good at comprehending numbers which are very big or very small.  My experience with people (nearly all of which are human) bears this out. … Continue reading

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That’s Why They Fought And Died…

Hat tip to The Agitator for this video. Warning…watch every minute.  The last few seconds have the best firearms snark ever captured on film.

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Word For The Day: “Spillionares”

It is said that “when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”.  I’ve long theorized that the Government has one and only one tool; spending money.  Which is the reason when something bad … Continue reading

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Blogroll Update

Bells A Ringing is a good read.  Today they’ve unearthed a surprising and charming streak of patriotism at Sea World.   I encourage everyone to check it out. Sadly P.O.W. In The People’s Republic Of California has gone MIA.  Either Nancy … Continue reading

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When A Big Deal Is Diddly Squat: Part II

Skippy Stalin submitted a legitimate comment to my earlier post “When A Big Deal Is Diddly Squat“.  He pointed out that budgets passed during the Bush administration but implemented during the Obama administration were painted, unfairly, as Obama’s doing.  He’s … Continue reading

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Assembly of True Facts

I have to file my taxes today. It snowed.  A lot.  The sweet life and burgeoning vitality of spring is buried under a thick wet layer of cold death.  Our chickens, who were so recently pecking around the grass beneath … Continue reading

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