Archive for December 4, 2009

by going after Copenhagen, says Morning Joe. Apparently according to Dr. Jeffery Sacks their guest is saying that we on the right are “politicizing science”.

I must admit I’ve very surprised, I expected to a very different direction. The primary target is the Wall Street Journal:

Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle beneath the weight of their breathtaking complexity. Second, that the crudeness of modern politics, once in motion, would trample the traditions and culture of science to achieve its own policy goals. With the scandal at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, both have happened at once.

the Journal is a serious paper so they are using the fact that Palin has spoken out on it they are using it to discredit the people who are bringing up these objections.

Apparently the Jon Stewart situation was too critical to ignore!

What is going on here is generally known as “projection”.

I didn’t get to Morning Joe right away so I see the plan, Politico first hits the Palin interview story. This allows the use of one to discredit the other, smart move by NBC, the Green Network. (At 7 a.m. they plugged the Palin interview so that must be the plan.

With new speculation and confidence collapsing publicly they have to move quickly this is their move to stem the tie.

Funny they didn’t have much to say about the journal when they talked about dissenters on the subject SIX MONTHS AGO:

The collapse of the “consensus” has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.

Credit for Australia’s own era of renewed enlightenment goes to Dr. Ian Plimer, a well-known Australian geologist. Earlier this year he published “Heaven and Earth,” a damning critique of the “evidence” underpinning man-made global warming. The book is already in its fifth printing. So compelling is it that Paul Sheehan, a noted Australian columnist — and ardent global warming believer — in April humbly pronounced it “an evidence-based attack on conformity and orthodoxy, including my own, and a reminder to respect informed dissent and beware of ideology subverting evidence.” Australian polls have shown a sharp uptick in public skepticism; the press is back to questioning scientific dogma; blogs are having a field day.

Why not? Because they didn’t have the Palin combo to hit them back with and Jon Stewart pushing the scandal to the fore.

BTW you will not I didn’t label this one Palin derangement syndrome in tags, that’s because the interview is a legit story.

Rufus the Airdale dead at 14

Posted: December 4, 2009 by datechguy in oddities, personal
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We interrupt this blog to announce the death of my Brother’s dog Rufus at the ripe old canine age of 14.

My brother lives just over the 5th street bridge in the 2nd floor of the house that my wife and I lived when we first got married (we were in a tiny 3rd floor attic apt that was smaller than my kitchen and den put together) it’s even a tougher neighborhood than mine but he would still take long walks with Rufus that would occasionally take him across the bridge and by the house.

There is something about dogs, they are a pal in good times and bad, When a dog dies it’s an odd feeling. Earl Hammer and Rod Sterling said it best…

Funny about that.