Archives for August, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Today is Mike Haubrich’s birthday. Have you checked out his blog lately? A sampling: On Race and The Republican Party The Moon Landing On Original Sin Matt Young Gets Inside the Ark Park’s Sales Pitch

Hitler finds out that the hoped for Arctic Sea Ice recovery isn’t happening, and that Anthropogenic Global Warming is real.

Gender Issues

A couple of items for you over at the X Blog. We have His and Hers writing instruments, and I finally made my own Hitler parody called “Hitler finds out that Surly Amy is sending 32 women to the Skeptics Conference in Berlin”

That would be funny. Tim Dickinson has some pretty amazing investigative reporting in which he notes that the origin story for Romney is that he … … took leave of his duties at the private equity firm Bain Capital in 1990 and rode in on a white horse to lead a swift restructuring of Bain…

Is reality real?

I like to ask people who believe in reality the following question: “What is the one single piece of evidence that convinces you that reality is real?” The answer is always easily debunked. For example: “Evidence”: Reality is real because I can sense the world around me. Answer: Senses have been known to fool people,…

Creationists are holding everyone else back

Why Minnesota Can’t Have Nice Things

In Minnesota’s Lakes Country, what we sometimes call “Up North,” the people have various degrees of knowledge of the land and its wildlife. Cabin people and campers visit briefly and may learn in detail the workings of a particular lake or patch of forest, but are usually poorly informed of the true nature of the…

Isaac is a Hurricane

This isn’t even in the advisories and discussions yet on the Hurricane Center site, but they are calling Isaac a hurricane. Here’s a recent snapshot: The current track puts Isaac just southwest of New Orleans with the heaviest winds and storm surge along the outer reaches of the delta and Lake Pontchartrain. Expect a storm…

Bigfoot Hoax Turns to Tragedy

I am very sorry, but it is hard for me to feel too badly about Randy Lee Tenley getting killed on Highway 93 on Sunday night in Montana. I do, however, feel badly for his family (if he has one) and for the two teenagers who hit him with their cars. A 15 year old…

WTF Isaac?

Isaac is still not a hurricane. It will be one within 24 hours. Right? Right? Either way, Isaac is big, wet, and windy and long before it makes landfall it will start to cause flooding and wind damage ashore, within the next 24 hours or so. There is a pretty good chance that the storm…