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.
So which is it? I say all weather is caused by Bush, or Palin, Glenn Beck, or the Jews. Except for the nice weather.
Such claims are termed, in the language of logic, unfalsifiable. It is entertaining to read the news and the pundits and to hunt for the unfalsifiable claims. It's like an Easter egg hunt but you don't have to look as hard.
Didn't Obummer say that he was going to lower the sea level? He must be the source of good weather - when the rest of us aren't fouling the air and causing Global Warming (which sometimes causes global cooling).
With freezing temperatures and snow covering a wide swath of the country, even in the Southwest, I wonder how all those wind turbines are working out. If winter weather like this becomes the new normal, some folks may need to rethink their plans for building wind farms instead power plants that run on oil or coal or nuclear fuel. Renewable energy is a great idea until your generating source of it stops working when you need it most.
Agent Cooper ... In the words of an old folk song [that I made up], 'sometimes the wind don't blow, baby, sometimes the sun don't shine'. And there you go -- two of the Liberals' greatest 'cons' disposed of. Even in Texas, the sun doesn't shine all the time. And the wind turbines only function within certain limited parameters. Besides, they are major bird shredders during migratory periods.
Soo, no thanks. I'll stick to the dependable energy. You know, good old petroleum, coal, natural gas, all of which our country is dependably rich in.
And the other states better not expect to borrow our electricity whenever they need it. Because we are not a part of the National Power Grid. If they're nice to us, we'll talk.
I must resort to the insult to rocks trope on this one: Calling such statements falsifiable is an insult to falsifiable statements.
The tactic used here is to create an unfalsifiable situation, not an unfalsifiable statement, by evaluating the measurement according to a criteria so craven and unworkable that no one with a reputation worth defending will give it utterance: The continuing survival of the planet depends on absolute climate stasis. Or, to put it another way, we are to assess the suitability of the planet as a living thing, by taking measurements and expecting them to register as if it were already a dead thing.
Couple that boondoggle of logical fail, with an unworkable long-term memory, and you have the global warmist's argument: History began yesterday morning, so forget all about these headlines from the past and listen to what we're saying NOW. There has been a change, and although we aren't willing to jot the words down or specifically mouth the syllables, ALL change means certain doom.
Silly. And they aren't saying it. But without this foundation, they have nothing to say.
Morgan K Freeberg