These people shouldn’t be allowed to vote, let alone to vote on legislation. If I lived in her district, it would be multiple face palms per day.
Here’s my new favorite. This isn’t the subject, it’s the “From”: “Pubs may generate their own and submit for approval!”
Want to split a gut? Read this insane comment over at Judy Curry’s place:
Mann’s strategic rational for the parallel lawsuit is evident, and is based upon the observation CEI and NR published startlingly similar, startlingly abusive, startling ill-judged editorials.
Mann’s Objective Publicly expose the command-and-control structure of climate-change denialism.
Mann’s Strategy Call witnesses to testify, under oath, regarding the parallel origins of their libelous assertions.
Mann’s Tactics Offer each of CEI and NR a plea-bargain, providing each “peaches” upon the other, regarding denialist marching-orders and astro-turfing operations.
Mann’s Guidance The Code of Omertà is robust at the institutional level of climate-change denialism, yet notoriously flimsy at the individual level. To exploit this weak point, Mann’s legal team will therefore focus legal pressure upon the individuals under whose name the libels were published. In particular, what services has CEI’s staff of 40 provided to denialist bloggers, and to sister institutions such as Heartland?
Predictions (1) CEI and NR will do all they can to ensure that individuals named in Mann’s suit do not testify under oath … or if they do, that their testimonies are well-rehearsed and carefully coordinated. (2) Conversely, Mann’s team will do all they can to exert pressure upon individual witnesses, in particular by calling multiple witnesses to the stand, and by deposing CEI and NR employees in separate discovery processes.
Question What portion of climate-change denialist prose, nominally originating from private citizens, in fact originates from CEI professional operatives?
I can’t really comment, other than to wonder if Mann himself believes lunacy like this?
Lately, I’ve been getting emails with no subject, no “from” and no content. Nothing but a return path, which I wouldn’t see if I didn’t display full headers. It’s just an empty email. I just got about half a dozen of them at once, each from a different return path.
Any theories about this?
This is ridiculous on multiple levels (and yes, I’d say the same thing even if it didn’t involve my alma mater).
Could Paul Ryan be president of the Senate, while remaining chairman of the House Budget Committee?
Well, if anyone could handle the workload, it would be him. Of course, it would partially depend on how much power he would try to take as president of the Senate, which has devolved to a pretty meaningless position in modern times. No reason that couldn’t change, though, depending on how amenable Mitch McConnell would be.
[Update a few minutes later]
Sorry, added missing link.
Explained, by xkcd. This experiment is much safer than the high-speed baseball pitch, but still, don’t try it at home.
Sleep vertically. An interesting picture.
Explained: it was caused by Canadian PM Harper cutting climate-change funding.
Of course! It’s so obvious now. Why didn’t I think of that?
I find it interesting that many of the spam emails I get offering me quick loans (usually on the order of a thousand or fifteen hundred or so) use the word “loot” in the subject line to describe the funds (e.g., “We’ve got the loot the get back in your bankroll!”). I wonder if this is a deliberate connotation of theft, or just a poor understanding of the historical meaning of the word on the part of the spammer?
The name of the hospital where this moron went after performing his cheeky stunt is quite ironic.
When I saw this headline, I thought that science had come up with a huge breakthrough, and a great alternative to fly swatters. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
News you can use, guys — why it hurts so much.
No, Mr. President, you’ve been making a lot of mistakes as president, but there has been no shortage of stories you’ve been telling the public.
Let’s see, shall we count them?
- My administration will be the most transparent in history.
- If you like your doctor and your insurance, you can keep them.
- I’ll go through the budget line by line and find places to cut.
- It’s not a tax. Except when it is.
- I will cut the deficit in half.
- If we pass this stimulus, unemployment will never go above eight percent.
I could go on and on.
The latest listings. I like the second one.
Pretty hard to top this guy’s life.
Explain why warm water freezes faster than cold.
Asking the important questions about an extraterrestrial invasion, over at National Geographic.
Actually, if you care about your wireless security, you’ll turn SSID broadcast off on the router.
A concussion that turned a man into a musical savant.
Does the U.S. have the needed weaponry?
Obviously, it depends on the nature of their technology, but I’d say no.
As long as we avoid becoming a spacefaring civilization (as we have been for decades, de facto, with our insane space policy) we will always be on the defense. We need to be able to take the offensive against a space-borne attack, and we don’t even have proper picket lines up in the solar system, which means that there’s a good chance that by the time we find out about them, they’ll be at our front door, and it will be too late.
I do think that we’re good against zombies, though, at least in the U.S.
[Update late Monday afternoon]
Welcome, Instapundit readers! Just a reminder that as long as we obsess about safety in space, we won’t have a chance against an invasion. We’re over halfway to the fundraising goal, with a little less than half the time remaining.
At long last, pot that doesn’t get you high. It’s about damn time.
Especially in France.
…by the elephants. I think that there remain, at least for now, some things beyond the realm of science.
Hasn’t anyone on the president’s campaign team read his autobiography? I mean, I know the president has, when he read it while moving his lips, but he probably only read it that one time, so he’s probably forgotten most of what’s in it by now.
Well, you can’t say that this guy isn’t ambitious.
Iran is photoshopping missile tests again, with a bonus.
That was the salutation in the phishing email I got to reset my LinkedIn password (at least three of them today). Whole thing:
Can’t remember your LinkedIn password? No problem – it happens.
Please use this link to reset your password within the next 1 day:
Then sign in to LinkedIn with your new password and the email address where you received this message.
Thanks for using LinkedIn!
How stupid do they think we are? How stupid are they?