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Archive for March, 2009

The End Of The World As We Know It »

One reason Global Warming, er, sorry, Climate Change, doesn’t have me wetting myself in fear is I’ve lived through too many other End Of The World As We Know It predictions.  These are a few of the EOTWAWKI predictions I recall in my lifetime: The Cold War – the most real and likely end of […]

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Celebrating Earth Hour »

Turning off the lights and burning candles instead might feel good, but it occurred to me it probably puts more CO2 in the air than just leaving the lights on.  I wasn’t sure how to calculate the numbers, so Googled the information, and found someone else had already done the math. Still, I enjoy meaningless […]

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Misdirected Anger – AIG Bonuses »

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re deeply in debt (I know that’s a big stretch for most of you).  You’ trying to deal with a bill for $1,000 and you’ve got no money to pay it. Your son has just thrown a quarter in a fountain.  A quarter!  Like you can afford that. You berate […]

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How Much Energy Can We Generate by Setting Feinstein on Fire? »

Where’s the best place to build a massive solar power plant?  In the middle of a desert, of course.  And what’s to stop it?  Environmentalists, of course. The Mohave Desert is the perfect place to build solar plants.  There’s lots and lots of sun, it’s far away from any development, and the worst ecological risk […]

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How Not to Watch the Watchmen »

Don’t make the mistake of re-reading the book before seeing the movie. You’ll get too distracted by the things added and removed from the flick. I would have enjoyed it more if I went in with only a vague memory of the book. I was hoping for a great movie. Instead, I got a pretty […]

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Obama Raises Taxes on the Poor »

I meant to post about this when it happened a couple of weeks ago.   Today I was reminded about it by a catalog from JR Cigars, announcing the 54% tax increase on cigars. Obama promised none of his tax increases would hit the poor or middle class.  He lied.  Surprise surprise. SCHIP was originally intended […]

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A New Way to Get Rid of Jehovah’s Witnesses »

This story, which appeared in the Santa Fe Craig’s List but has since been removed, is even funnier if you know that JW’s are very, very afraid of  Smurf dolls.  Although they’re not banned by official doctrine, Witnesses have several urban legends about Smurf dolls walking into Kingdom Halls and swearing, magically re-appearing in shopping […]

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