We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thalpy ... Love it. Hansen has lost all claim to scientific integrity. He's a bad joke. As far as the current U.S. climate goes, it's bad to awful, all along the Eastern seaboard. They had inches and inches of snow in Alabama, for gosh sakes. And all the way up to the Canadian border!
Marianne, I'm 60 miles SSE of DC and if what we are getting here right now is any indication of what DC is getting (and I suspect it is), Hansen and his fellow clowns up there tomorrow will be walking around with snow up to their asses. So the first thing he will have to say through his bullhorn to the assembled moronic multitudes is something like, "Well, in spite of what we see here today..." I hope FOX covers it closely so we can appreciate how stupid the AGW disciples look.