When I woke up at 10:30, I thought it was 1. Argh.
Anyway, it's getting annoying to me that I can't seem to fall asleep before the sun comes up unless I take Xanax, which makes me utterly useless the next day. *sigh*
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Obama sez the War Powers Act "doesn't apply to Libya". That's a convenient little theory, ain't it?
I'm sure that theory would have flown just fine had George W. Bush applied it to whatever "kinetic actions" he deemed necessary in the wake of 9/11. Wouldn't it? Only because W. is stupid he just didn't think of that, right?
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I am not alone in thinking that China is not destined to surpass the US economy. The article concludes with more doomsaying about the Euro.
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Are you ready for a Maunder Minimum? Good God, I sure as hell ain't. I'd much rather have global warming than global cooling; at least with global warming we'll all have plenty to eat.
Intesting turn of phrase here: "While the effects of a calmer sun are mostly good - there'd be fewer disruptions of satellites and power systems - it could see a sharp turnaround in global warming." That construction makes me think that the writer of the article thinks that global warming is good and that "a sharp turnaround in global warming" is bad.
Believe me, a warmer planet is better for everyone than a colder planet.
Accept, for the moment, the ludicrous notion that a 3% increase in a smidgeon of atmosphere could change the world climate. Go back to the Maunder Minimum (the "Little Ice Age") and ask those folks what they thought of living in the conditions of pre-industrial Earth when man-made global warming wasn't happening, and show them modern conditions. They'd say, "Shit! Hook us up with some of that!"
Back in reality, though, human CO2 hasn't amounted to a hill of beans and good old Mr. Sun is driving our planet's climate...and Mr. Sun is taking a vacation. Before long we're going to wish that human CO2 emissions could cause global warming, believe me....
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I have things I want to do today, and I can barely see straight, I'm so tired. This is, as I said, annoying. *sigh*
On the plus side, nobody cares.
...of late I've noticed how much I use the phrase "on the plus side". It's kind of irritating how often I resort to it. It's just another way of waying "on the other hand", though, so I guess it's not all that irritating. (It certainly isn't as irritating as "utilize" in place of "use".)
When I say "nobody cares" I'm typically including myself, as both "nobody" and "everybody" are all-inclusive. If you yell, "Everybody shut up!" everybody includes you, so STFU.
The point--that I am randomly veering toward, like a particle exhibiting Brownian motion--is, there is no schedule that I'm following and no one is going to shoot me if I go back to bed: nobody cares. I slept like crud and then had an episode of gut malf upon awakening, so I'm thinking that's what I'll do: just give up and hit the hay.
It doesn't do much for my self-esteem but it's better than feeling like a zombie. Bed it is.