Monday, April 26, 2021

Lord Farquaad on Mars

So, I'm pretty sure everyone understands that Elon Musk considers himself Emperor of Planet Earth and the only human that matters, but even he went a little over the top a few days ago when he declared, "a bunch of people will probably die" in his quest to colonize Mars. Our living, breathing Lord Farquaad continued, "but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make." 

Okay, so he actually said, "but it's a glorious adventure and it'll be an amazing experience." Which is kind of the same thing. I'm sure someone slowly suffocating on the Martian surface after some bit of tech built by the lowest bidder fails, will say with their last gasp of air, "What a glorious adventure... gack!"

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Global "Warming" in One Graph

Comparison of climate models and observed warming trends. Graph, Roy Spencer, 2021


Notice that there are a few of the models that don't grossly overstate the amount of expected warming. But I can pretty much guarantee that those models are not the ones that get shown to Greta or our congress.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Voter ID



The entire voter-ID-is-racist thing has to be one of most stupid ideas put forward by the BLM assholes. First, the primary reason (that 25% of blacks do not have photo ID) is complete bullshit. Are you telling me that fully 25% of blacks do not have jobs, do not have a place to live, never buy alcohol or cigarettes, are not legally married (which, come to think of it, may be true), never go into a bar or nightclub, do not drive, or any of the dozens of other everyday activities that require photo ID? And even if it is true, shouldn't the focus of the wokesters be on getting them photo ID?

On top of all that, MLB is moving the All-Star game from a state that just passed a voter ID law to a state that has had a voter ID law for years.

But it's all OK; now that I identify as black, I'll be screaming "JIM CROW" and "RACISM" every time I am required to show ID.

As for MLB, I can't tell you the last time I watched a game on TV. I haven't seen a game live since middle school. But I'll be damned if I ever do either of those things again. I said this when the NBA went on strike after the George Floyd death; professional sports seems to be dying out. Even the mighty Super Bowl managed to alienate about 15% of its audience, despite covid-19 giving people fewer options for how they spent a Sunday afternoon. So keep up the good work, guys! Keep playing politics while making whatever game you play increasingly boring to watch, and before you know it, you will all be doing what you were meant to do: flipping burgers.