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Happy VD.

That is Happy Valentine’s Day to you.  Not “Happy Sexually Transmitted Disease”.

Here is a Shameless Plug for Weasel – isn’t that a great card?  It’s what I got for Cruel Wife – you can add your own text inside, too.

I like Weasel’s Zazzle stuff.  Even got CW a coffee mug wtih “Death from Above Kittehs” on it.


Daily Mail (dot co dot UK):

Interviewed by the highly sympathetic BBC, which still insists on describing the leaked emails as ‘stolen’, Professor Jones has conceded that he ‘did not do a thorough job’ of keeping track of his own records.

His colleagues recall that his office was ‘often surrounded by jumbled piles of papers’.

Even more strikingly, he also sounds much less ebullient about the basic theory, admitting that there is little difference between global warming rates in the Nineties and in two previous periods since 1860 and accepting that from 1995 to now there has been no statistically significant warming.

The admissions will be seized on by sceptics as fresh evidence that there are serious flaws at the heart of the science of climate change and the orthodoxy that recent rises in temperature are largely man-made.

That kind of wording is loaded.  It implies that we “sceptics” have little argument to go on and are waiting for tidbits of value doled out by the dogmatic AGW proponents.  That there, my friends, is biased writing at it’s best – stealthy unless you stop and read it more closely.


While over at cb’s place (Soylent Green) viewing his shameless pimping of some of my stuff among other stuffs, a randomly generated similar hits list had this topic “shameless self-promotion, humility, and blogging“.

Why do I blog?  Good question.  Let me count the ways…

  1. I’m a narcissistic person
  2. I meet new people, and very interesting people at that
  3. I read other’s interesting thoughts
  4. I’m a narcissistic person
  5. I’m opinionated
  6. Every now and then I have something to contribute
  7. I have NO humility (not that this is a requisite to be a blogger, whether you have it or not)


Cruel Wife sent me this, saying “I’m interested in going”.  Well, gosh darn it, so am I.  Probably drag the whole family along and about six geeked-out co-workers.

The World Steam Expo.   I mean, gee-whiz, it’s only in Dearborne.  I bet we could convince iamfelix to go, too – especially since we missed meeting up for the local Tea Party when it came through.  (If you decide to go ‘felix, I’ll buy the coney dogs and onion-rings)

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