Lake Tahoe’s surface temperature is rising faster than the air temperature. I haven’t read the underlying paper to understand their postulated mechanism, but if the study is valid, it seems to me that an increase in insolation is a more plausible mechanism than AGW. I also think that the concern about the increase creating a dead zone is overhyped.
How much longer can we afford this nonsense?
Obama’s poll numbers aren’t looking very good. This was interesting:
Just one group has stuck with Obama through it all. In ’08, he won 58 percent of people with graduate degrees. Now, he’s at 59 percent. It appears that academic types will be with Obama always, but they’re not enough.
They, of course, will claim that this is evidence of how uneducated and stupid the populace is, to no longer recognize the brilliance of The One. I see it as evidence of the worthlessness of most graduate degrees, and much of academia. Let’s pop that bubble, so they can experience the economic disaster that the rest of us have, as a result of their collectivist policies.
At Amazon. For those of you who have any money left after years of disastrous government policies.
So sayeth newspaper editorial boards to America. I particularly like the advice that we should be protesting against the airlines add-on fees.
…from Iowahawk. Though this seems more like a Middle-West negotiating breakthrough than a Middle-East one.
…and property rights. How our ancestors became prosperous.
And here’s the recipe for my Thanksgiving dressing (probably too late for you to procure ingredients, though, sorry), which I’ll be making today. While watching the Lions embarrass themselves. Again.
[Friday morning update]
The lost lesson of Thanksgiving, from John Stossel.
Should we make college more expensive? I agree with Glenn’s reader. Ending subsidies would actually reduce costs, and focus academics on the people who should really be in college. But it’s going to be very hard to break the back of the politician/media/academia industrial complex. But if any time is one to do it, it’s one of fiscal austerity on the part of the government. If we can defund CPB/NPR, that would be an indication that it’s time to go after this.
…and does it matter?
I think the answers are yes, and no. This artificial distinction between “genocide” and the mass murder on a grander scale by Stalin, Mao et al is just a means to distract from the fact that Hitler was not the worst man in history, and that his depredations were actually typical of the left.