April 25th, 2008

#1031: The face of global cooling to come.

This comes from Spaceweather.com's "Daily Sun" feature.

If I understand correctly, this is normally something you can only see for a few months every 11 years. Whee!

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Smallville was supposed to be on at 10:30 PM tonight, because for some inane reason WGN thinks a stupid baseball game is more important. Anyway the baseball game was delayed by rain, so Smallville didn't start until 11:45. I'm glad I didn't have to set a VCR to record the thing.

Good episode, though.

#1032: What class.

A man who was heckling Laura Bush is asked to stop by the parents of a wheelchair-bound girl, who is there to get her book signed by the First Lady. The heckler's response? He punches the girl.

"German Talis, 22, was shouting obscenities at the Bushes...when he crossed paths with Wendy and John Lovetro and their daughter Maureen, 18, who has cerebral palsy."

And when the girl's father told the guy to stop, he punched the girl. Who's got cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

Well, c'mon! If he'd punched the girl's father he might have gotten beaten up....

I know that the plural of "anecdote" is not "data", but for some reason this story isn't even remotely surprising.

Another not-surprising thing: Paul Verhoeven's alleged "biography" of Jesus is wrong. The book is titled "Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait". Except that it sounds as if it doesn't even follow established history--and by that I mean secular history, coming from sources other than the Bible.

It's not surprising that Verhoeven can read the history of Jesus and conclude that Mary was raped by a Roman if you just look at how he mangled Starship Troopers. Hey, Paul? Stick to making movies. You're not a historian. (And while you're at it, you might want to work on your reading comprehension.)

Brazil now has the third-largest deposits of oil in the world. By 2020 they could be pumping millions of barrels per day. I hope they don't join OPEC.

Rush Limbaugh's brother David talks about Superdelegates and race and how it may effect the Demokrat party this year. An interesting read, but he covers ground I've already covered several times.

A Dem discusses Barak Hussein Obama's weaknesses as a candidate. This is by Lanny Davis, who's a Clinton crony, but his points are on-target.

Now integrate those last two links. On the one hand, the Demokrat party has the potential to disintegrate if Barak Hussein Obama is not given the nod. (David's better-known brother cites Al Sharpton saying that there will be riots if Barak Hussein Obama does not get the nomination.) On the other hand, it seems likely that Barak Hussein Obama can't win the general election.

On the gripping hand, the GOP nominee has a lot of name recognition and can appeal to moderates (and liberal voters who haven't suffered complete recto-cranial inversion).

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I think my ISP updated their spam filters because I've had few spam e-mails in the past month.

Today, though, Grace Barry makes sure I know who sent me this message with the header, "FROM GRACE BARRY".

Thanks for clearing that up, Grace. DELETED!