Monday, April 26, 2010



Sunday, April 25, 2010

May 20 -- Draw Mohammad Day

Comedy Central caved, self-censoring itself (which might be against the law in some states, but I’m not sure and won’t waste my time googling “self-censorship a crime of deviancy,” and self-censorship as a crime surely is not as blasphemous as drawing a picture of Mohammad -- Place Bacon Upon Him). The South Park kids (characters and creators) were to face Mohammad, not a caricature of the Profit, but Mohammad in a Bear Suit, since a drawing would cause Boo-Hoo-ism. Mooslim organizations Pitched A Fit, and Comedy Central c-a-v-e-d, as in (use a Mr. Bill voice): “Oh, no, Mr. Mooslim! Please do not cut off my head!” (Disclaimer: Not every Mooslim is a head cutter. Some are. Pfflattz! -- The nearest I can spell a Bronx Cheer.)

May 20 is “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back to normal

“NOAA has issued a warning to the occupants of (some) planet:

“Global warming has reached the point of no return, a study published in the Tuesday edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a joint team of the U.S., French and Swiss researchers concludes. Even if the world reduces emissions of CO2 to the level before the industrial revolution, it will take at least 1,000 years to reverse the climate change effect that have already taken hold, AP on Sunday quoted the team as saying. Dr. Susan Solomon of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research laboratory led the study. ‘People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 years; that’s not true,” she said, adding the effects are well nigh irreversible.’’


“That got me wondering what she means by ‘back to normal.’ Perhaps it means sea ice at normal levels? No that can’t be it, because sea ice area has already recovered to ‘normal.’”

And other examples of “normal”:

“In 1908, a hurricane formed on March 6, the earliest on record. Ah, for the good old days of early spring hurricanes…

“In 1954, Hurricane Alice formed on December 30, the latest on record. Nothing like a New Year’s hurricane to brighten up the holidays.

"In 1900, a hurricane killed 8.000 people in Galveston, Texas.

"In 1960, 60% of the farmland in China received no rain. Somewhere between 20 and 43 million people died due to extreme weather and mismanagement by the socialist government.

"In the 1930s, the US suffered extreme heat and drought, resulting in the dust bowl. It was the warmest decade on record in the US (at least before USHCN cleverly adjusted it downwards.)”

And many others.