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.
For those of us who know and use IDL, the Climategate fudge exposed by Marc Sheppard's analysis does have the odor of an unjustified "cheat." However, it does depend on how and to what the adjustments called "valadj" are applied. A clue to that is provided by the IDL code which was posted by Andrew in the comments to Sheppard's article. There a parameter called yearlyadj is first computed by interpolation and then added to a quantity called densall. The issue is, What is the parameter densall, and is it important? Frankly, I have no idea.