Crystal Ball

Come you! Yes, you! Come into Madame Prudence’s tent and I will tell you the future! I will tell you your past! I will lead your mind into the very depths of Gaea and reveal what only She and I know! Come! let me predict your future! Yes?

Yes! Welcome! I see… I see… mist. Yes, very definitely, it’s mist. Hot mist! And I see…

I see bullshit. Really, climate scientists are not fortune tellers. They can’t see into the future any more than you or I. It’s nonsense.

Oh sure, they can approximate some output they calculate based on assumptions. But those assumptions are based on biases, approximations, pseudo-science, bad science, junk science, science, guesses, inaccurate measurements, accurate measurements, estimates, statistics, plain thin air, and the color Al Gore’s underpants. To claim otherwise is criminal.

Alias Meme

I found this at Pam’s place. You know I love this kind of stuff. Some of these work better than others.

1.YOUR REAL BLOG NAME:
Prudence Penelope Ponder

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother and fathers middle name)
Elizabeth Emory

3.NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad)
Earl Nolen

4.STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)
Ponpr

5.DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Blue Hippopotamus

6.SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, town where you were born)
Penelope Anniston

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add “THE” to the beginning)
The Green Julep

8.FLY NAME: (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
Prer

9.STREET NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)
Vanilla Dried Fruit and Nuts

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet’s name, street you grew up on):
Fluffy Dragstrip

11.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of last name plus izzle):
Ponizzle

13.YOUR IRAQI.. NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name):
Onpeceder

14.YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets):
Black Rascal

15. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
Roma Twizzler

Random Linkage

It’s gotta be hard, carrying around all that angst. I guess that’s what happens when you define your beliefs by hating your opponents.

I don’t understand why teens are the only ones who will be fined if they drive while texting. Everyone should be fined for it.

lolcats are more than 100 years old!  IZ AULD KITTEH!

Obama’s ego is truly enormous. Why, it is so large I’m amazed it doesn’t ooze out his ears. He’s so full of it. Ego, that is. (Though, if anyone were to suggest that he’s full of something else, I’ll not say nay.)

GAH!!! Earworm… must… destroy….

Upon the finer points of shootin’  irons and pork chops… Amen.

Obama’s nomination of Clinton is a “harbinger of how Obama will approach the Constitution while President.” Say it ain’t so.

Did you know that you can send a postcard (free!) to our troops? You can. You should. Go to.

More questions about Obama’s Hawaiian birth… Oy.

Don’t rely on climate models! Maurizio lists many excellent reasons why it’s not a good idea. I’d add that they’re too easily manipulated by unscrupulous people to be more than a single data point (within an entire data set). Also, technology hasn’t progressed enough that we can accurately model such a complex system as climate. Hell, we can barely do a half-assed job of modeling streamflow conditions. And people think we’ve accurately predicted that the temperature is going to rise by 0.7534oF (or whatever it is) within a decade? Please.

Ikea sells Rudolph balls at Christmas. Gawd, I love that Swedish FUCK YOU mentality. They just don’t care. Reminds me of some rednecks I know…

Velociman thinks Greta over at Fox News is a man in drag. I dunno. If Greta were a man, she’d be prettier. Just sayin’.

Hell with it. Throw all the money over the side. Why stop now?

Post-Vote Reactions ‘Round My Blogroll

I don’t know how to feel about the vote. I think my reaction is: meh.

Had I been more enthusiastic about McCain (or had I been a Republican), I might have a stronger reaction now. I think that says a pantload about how the GOP handled this whole election. Eh, but that’s a topic for a post when I actually care about the Republican Party. Right now, the GOP is irrelevant and will likely remain so for two more years at the very least.

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Brilliant!

I just saw a YouTube video over at Instapundit I had to share. It’s wonderful. My favorite quote:

If Republicans are for the rich, than that must mean that they need the rich to keep their power. And if they need the rich to keep their power, then they need to keep the rich rich to keep their power. … If that’s the case and Democrats are for the poor, then that must mean that they need the poor and they need to keep the poor that way to keep their power.

I would add that Republicans have more to gain from making the poor rich than from keeping the poor poor. But that’s just some pesky logic again. And critical thinking isn’t something they teach in public schools these days. So pay no attention. Move along.