Category Archives: Political Commentary

Bill And Loretta’s Meeting

Was he plea bargaining?


[Update a few minutes later]

Bill and Loretta don’t have an “optics” problem; they have a corruption problem.

And on what legal basis did the FBI ban video or photos of the meeting? That doesn’t inspire confidence. Someone should ask Comey.

[Update a few more minutes later]

More thoughts from Austin Bay. This stinks to high heaven.

[Update a while later]

I wouldn’t do it again.”

Well, no need to. Whatever the reason you did it, I’d assume that it’s mission accomplished now.

[Update a while later]

Hillary will be interviewed by the FBI this weekend. I’m sure that meeting between Loretta and Bill had absolutely nothing to do with this.

[Noon update]

Well, well, well. The plot thickens. If this story is true, Bill completely ambushed her. I can’t think she can be happy about that.

A Grand Solar Minimum

It may be happening:

The policy significance of this issue is clear: if we are headed to a mid-20th century solar minimum, or a Grand Solar Minimum for the next two centuries, this will offset greenhouse warming to some extent. The extent of the offset depends on whether climate sensitivity to CO2 is on the larger or smaller end of the range of estimates, and the magnitude of the solar impact. But the sign of the solar offset is becoming increasingly clear: towards cooling.

One of the reasons I’ve been skeptical about claims that carbon will be catastrophic is the willful insistence on ignoring the sun, and I can’t think of any reason to do it than because we don’t understand it, and therefore it can’t be included in the hysterical modeling, and it can’t fit the narrative. I continue to believe that what we don’t understand about climate is much greater than what we do.

[Update a few minutes later]

Is the dam bursting? Climate researchers who have previously denigrated solar activity as being insignificant are now warning of a new mini ice age.

I really have trouble taking any of this seriously.

The Future Of Rockets

Thoughts from Eric Berger, which I missed last week due to the funeral and the conference.

From my monograph:

NASA gave up on reusability a decade ago, when Mike Griffin selected Constellation, with its expendable launch systems, capsule, insertion stages and landers. It could in fact be argued that Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) gave up on it after it was given responsibility for it in the 1990s, which it turned into the failed X-33 program, which failure the center then used as an excuse to illogically claim that reusability didn’t work.