Wednesday Highlights

Good morning. Looking forward to a high of 23 today here.

8 Responses to Wednesday Highlights

  1. Curious about the silence on that from the global warming crowd. One wonders how they rationalize that little discrepancy.

    “Rationalize?” How is this not consistent with global warming? Do you really not understand the hypothesis or are you being disingenuous?

    Obama and the judiciary.

    I have the same question about your frequent Obama links. Do you believe these arguments or are you being disingenuous? There’s no reason that preferring judges with empathy and understanding implies that such judges would settle “upon a preferred outcome, without resort to the law, because it favors one group or another.” The law requires interpretation — otherwise we wouldn’t need judges.

  2. JA,
    I understand how local weather changes are not consistent with the hypothesis, but that’s not the observation. The observation noted is that annual global temperatures in both hemispheres shifted by .6-.7 degrees to the colder.

    Are you contesting my notion that if there had been a dramatic global shift the other way that you, Mr Gore, and the rest of the global warming true believers wouldn’t be talking about it? Or are you contesting that shifts in annual shifts in global temperature are a data point that is relevant to the question?

    On Obama, I see him as the likely Democratic candidate for Presidency. I also see him as the “and a pony” candidate, a demagogue, a heretical Christian, and the candidate most likely to push for legalized infanticide. I personally think, if he’s elected, the Democratic party won’t recover for one or two decades from the debacle that ensues. I like two strong parties and don’t want the Democratic party to wither.

  3. I understand how local weather changes are not consistent with the hypothesis, but that’s not the observation. The observation noted is that annual global temperatures in both hemispheres shifted by .6-.7 degrees to the colder.

    It’s “local” with regard to time as well as place. Global warming is the overall trend. It doesn’t have to be hotter every single year.

    Are you contesting my notion that if there had been a dramatic global shift the other way that you, Mr Gore, and the rest of the global warming true believers wouldn’t be talking about it? Or are you contesting that shifts in annual shifts in global temperature are a data point that is relevant to the question?

    Talking about it? Sure. Using it as proof that global warming is happening? Nuh-uh.

    On Obama, I see him as the likely Democratic candidate for Presidency. I also see him as the “and a pony” candidate, a demagogue, a heretical Christian, and the candidate most likely to push for legalized infanticide. I personally think, if he’s elected, the Democratic party won’t recover for one or two decades from the debacle that ensues. I like two strong parties and don’t want the Democratic party to wither.

    What’s that got to do with the links about him that are always incredibly misleading?

  4. JA,
    I think heretic is the wrong word, as that actually has a technical theological meaning. I mean he’s made believes in radically erroneous theological ideas. I’m betting you don’t think very highly of the prosperity gospel crowd (believe in Jesus get rich, get happy, get a pony). Black Liberation Theology is not about money it’s about racial vindication and victory … which in my book is the same thing.

  5. Frankly, I think all religions are a bunch of nonsense so a member of one sect calling members of another sect “heretics” strikes me as the height of absurdity. Unfortunately, an atheistic president appears to be out of the question. If I have to go with a religious candidate, I’d prefer a religion that focuses on the caring for the poor rather than the one that focuses on sexual mores and making war.

  6. JA,
    It doesn’t have to be hotter every year. But to quote the linked article “For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.” Climate scientists are calling it a significant data point, why don’t you?

    Talking about it? Sure. Using it as proof that global warming is happening? Nuh-uh. On the “nuh-uh”, sorry I don’t buy it. Not the Al “Unsupportable Truth” Gore and the nut-cases behind that other climate disaster film. They’d be on about how the warming is accelerating and the sky is falling and so on.

    If I have to go with a religious candidate, I’d prefer a religion that focuses on the caring for the poor rather than the one that focuses on sexual mores and making war. ??!! I’m not sure I get the references, but I’m thinking the first excludes Obama and the second, what is that? Islam? No religion I recognize. :D

  7. It doesn’t have to be hotter every year. But to quote the linked article “For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.” Climate scientists are calling it a significant data point, why don’t you?

    It’s certainly significant and interesting. I’ve never heard any reputable scientist saying that it’s evidence against global wearming… which, by the way, is better-described as global climate change. Not all of the changes point the same direction. Weather events in both directions may get more severe.

    On the “nuh-uh”, sorry I don’t buy it. Not the Al “Unsupportable Truth” Gore and the nut-cases behind that other climate disaster film. They’d be on about how the warming is accelerating and the sky is falling and so on.

    Maybe they would, maybe they wouldn’t. If they would, they’d be as wrong as you are. That’s hardly a defense.

    I’m not sure I get the references, but I’m thinking the first excludes Obama and the second, what is that? Islam? No religion I recognize. :D

    Really? So it’s a complete coincidence that religiosity is so correlated with hawkishness in America and that it’s so disproportionately prevalent in the military?

  8. JA.
    The cooling seen this year, was global. It wasn’t “weather” it was climate.

    And on religion and war … I think you’re barking up the wrong tree. The connection with the “hawkish” in American has to do more with Fisher’s folkways than anything else. Religion and religious movements in America and how those relates is, at the very least, a complicated matter to trace.

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