Monday, December 28, 2009

Bonus baby!

I got my bonus today. Unbelievable!

Thanks go out to Dr. Phil Jones and the East Anglia U. Hockey Team for making my carbon-phobic billing rate possible. Despite my vested interest in continuing global warming hysteria, I remain a skeptic and a denier.

KA-CHING!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Airline security

Can we get serious about airline security now?

Funny name? Strip search.

Carrying a Koran? Cavity search with an ice auger.

On a watchlist? Go to prison, terrorist.

Seems simple enough to me.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This is becoming a trend

Packers games at County Stadium long ago moved to Lambeau Field.

The GMO is gone, but Whistling Straights gets a string of majors.

And now NASCAR gets booted off the Milwaukee Mile and ends up in Sheboygan County at the best road course in America. This may become the highlight of the Nationwide Series.

I'm not sure this pattern means anything, but it should.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tea Parties are so 2009

Take a number and line up.

Mr. Nelson, you've drawn number one.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Herbert! Russell! Get us the Nelson deal

You are not properly representing Wisconsin if we get anything less.

Jonah lays out the deal.

Here's what I'm hearing. The deal for Ben Nelson includes additional Medicaid funding for Nebraska and carve outs for physician owned hospitals in Nebraska — and Nebraska only. Uncle Sam will take the hit for 100% of the Medicaid expansion for Nebraska, forever. Nebraska is the only state to get this deal.

It profits a man nothing give his soul for the whole world, but for Medicaid funding carve outs....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm done with the NBA

The play of Brandon Jennings early in the season had me regain interest in the Bucks. I began watching their games whenever they are on. No more after last night's screw job.

The NBA has made clear that they will not allow Milwaukee to win. I'm done. I'll leave the game for the thugs.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I tasted this today

Barack Obama Spice
South Chicago Black BBQ Rub w/ Africa spice seeds
It sounds good at first, but it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

A very apropos name.


Available at the Spice House.

Baclava!



Don't adjust your monitors. That is spelled correctly. The recipe is here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The geniuses in Madison

I spent the afternoon today in Madison, traveling on surface streets from East Washington out to Odana Road on the west side.. On the entire trip through the city, I did not see one properly cleared street more than 48 hours after the big snowfall.

It would be nice if the geniuses who intend to control every aspect of our lives had the basic sense to change their underwear after they soil themselves. That level of intelligence does not exist in our capitol city.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Everything you need to know about global warming

The properties of mercury in a glass tube are subject to periodic change and adjustment by Michael Mann and Phil Jones.
The blue line is the actual temperature measurement recorded for Darwin, Australia. The black line is adjustments made to the blue line to create the red line. The red line is the official "homogenized and adjusted" temperature record used by the IGCC to "demonstrate" that the earth is warming.

Don't believe your lying eyes, trust the CRU at East Anglia U.


Asking these "experts" for the temperature is like asking an ACLU attorney what the plain English of the Constitution means. They each create their own alternative reality.

HT - Willis Eschenbach via WUWT

Friday, December 04, 2009

Don't let Frank Busalacchi see this



I know just the spot in Madison for one of these.

I recently had occasion to drive through one of the new roundabouts on Hwy 310 North of Manitowoc. Despite my previous comments, these roundabouts actually work. No need for me or the driver to my right to stop. We just slowed and safely zoomed through that crossroads. I think the key to successful traffic circles is a low volume of traffic. That said ... there is no way in hell to justify those things in a cost-benefit analysis. Nevermind the carbon footprint of all that pavement and asphalt.

HT - PM, via Instapundit.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

UCS deniers picked a good day for this

The Union of Concerned Scientists released this "Factcheck" on the same day that Phil Jones decided to step down.

Contrarians Using Hacked E-mails To Try to Fool Public on Climate Science

In their ongoing campaign to distort the facts and deceive the public, climate policy opponents are misrepresenting illegally obtained e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. Opposition groups are taking passages out of context to try to undermine public confidence in climate science.

The e-mails provide no information that would affect the scientific understanding of climate change, as many contrarians are falsely claiming. For years, thousands of scientists working at climate research centers around the world have carefully and rigorously reached a consensus on the extent of climate change, the urgency of the problem, and the role human activity plays in causing it.

They start with an ad hominem and their arguments deteriorate from there by just making shit up.

UCS should try looking at the computer code that was also released by this courageous whistleblower. If it is beyond the abilities of these Concerned Scientists, Lord Monckton has conveniently issued a report that addresses the manipulation of data in the CRU codes.

Who are the deniers, now?