Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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


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. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Selective Application of the Law?

If I were to traipse around the city wearing nothing but a smile, I would be in violation of New York Penal Law § 245.00 Public lewdness. More than likely, I would be escorted down to the precinct, given something to cover up the unmentionables and held over for hearing.

Suppose upon release, I immediately shrugged off the ratty old blanket and opted for a second dose of naked traipsing right out in front of the precinct? What do you suppose would happen then? Correct... back in the slammer...right?

Now, suppose I am a fully clothed illegal alien, and I was arrested, run through the system and given a Court date to address my illegal status. If I were to be let go at that moment in time (as an illegal alien) I am still in violation of the law. Essentially, I am, again, traipsing around New York County breaking the law with blatant disregard just as I was before being arrested.

So my question is this...how, exactly, does law enforcement (be it municipal police, or Federal Immigration Officers) justify knowingly allowing someone to break the law continuously between the time they are arrested and the date of their set hearing? The crime is not based on an occurrence. It is a trespass of sorts....an ongoing one. Would the authorities not be obligated to stop an ongoing crime should they have knowledge of such?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Guess the Country...

"There are no austerity measures for the criminal gangs."
He added that police officers caught in the open are often met with baseball bats, iron bars and firearms.
"They will also be heavily outnumbered," he said. "Even if we manage to get one of the counties very few police dogs to respond, the dogs can be stabbed or shot and the handlers beaten half to death.
"With our tiny numbers of police available for such a huge county, our pathetically underpowered vehicles and our uniquely unarmed status, the thieves rule this county at night now, not us.
"Local people don't like it when masked gangs run amok in their village and the local police are powerless to stop it.
"They also don't like seeing their high street smashed to pieces when they wake up in the morning, with a huge hole in the bank and all their money gone."
Somalia?...Rwanda?...How about Pakistan?

Nope...it's Jolly Ole' England.  It's, also, a good argument to stuff multi-culturalism and stringent gun laws up their stiff non-proletarian bums.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Might as Well just Tattoo "Stupid" on your Forehead

Bryon Widner had tattooed brutish symbols including a blood-soaked razor, swastikas and the letters "HATE" on his face and body during his years in the white power movement. After he left the movement, he found he was shunned on job sites, in stores and restaurants, according to a story published in 2011 by The Associated Press.
Heh...gosh...what an asset to any company out there looking for someone  with convictions.  Or not.  Here's the deal.  If you come to me for a job (and yes...I hire quite a few people personally when I have to the time to get involved), I will turn you down flat if I see one visible tattoo on your body.

  Discriminatory?  Unfair?  Old Fashioned?   I don't care what you think about my hiring measures.  I don't want someone who permanently inked their skin working in my organization because those people showed atrociously bad judgement in their personal lives.  Why should their contributions commercially/professionally be any different?

But...but...but...everyone has a tattoo nowadays.  You're living in the past.  Yeah...so what...my company...my rules.  It's worked out very well so far (much better than my competitors).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

There is a Response for this Nonsense...

CONFLUENCE, Pa. - A well-known doctor with a permit to carry a concealed weapon has been charged with having a gun on school property when he picked up a child at a southwestern Pennsylvania high school about three hours after the school shootings last month in Newtown, Conn.
State police say they've charged 41-year-old chiropractor Charles King II because the state school code prohibits weapons on school property in most instances. Police waited nearly three weeks to file the charges because they're not sure whether the carry permit is an exception, though Somerset County District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser doesn't believe it is.
Were this me...my response would be rather eloquent.  I would request a meeting with the principal.  At that meeting, I would call the police and report the principal for violation of the "zero tolerance policy" due to the possession of a letter opener, which could be used as a knife.  I would insist on an arrest, then a search of the entire school to identify all teachers and staff in possession of a similar "instrument of harm."

Shoe...enjoy the other foot.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


She gave the term hush money a whole new meaning.
For more than a half-century, Mary McConnell Bailey lived an incredibly quiet and unassuming life.
The shy widow, whose husband died in World War II, had no children, lived in a modest apartment on the East Side, and volunteered at a hospital and schools.
She died at age 88 as quietly as she lived. She never wanted an obit.
But she’ll now be remembered as a major philanthropist. She left a $20 million fortune nobody dreamed she had to her favorite New York institutions — the New York Public Library and Central Park.
In the words of the Occupiers...she didn't pay her fair share.  A patriot would have flaunted their wealth, and made sure that such capital was turned over to the New York Inheritance Tax as well as the Federal Estate Tax.  What a greedy woman.  She's what's wrong with this country?

That's sarcasm, if any of the Occupiers who are proficient in reading ended up muddling through the words.