Merry Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all the blogs were silent as mice.

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The usual fare will return. For now, comments are off. Happy Christams to all!

[Update: comments are back]

Comments

  1. #1 Stephan
    2009/12/30
  2. #2 Hank Roberts
    2009/12/30

    Wow — trolls _and_ grinches _and_ Malkin, oh my.

    You are exceptionally favored by the dork side, William.

  3. #3 Hank Roberts
    2009/12/30

    And wow again. If you gag your way through that article Stephan linked, about WC and Wikipedia, you’ll get to where it says:

    “… the skeptics needed time to recover their more detached sense of what is really going on with the weather. So the warmists enjoyed a head start thanks to their political zeal and their lack of scrupulosity.”

    Wossat? Huh? He thinks “warmists” lack whaaaat?
    Let’s lookitup:

    Definitions of scrupulosity on the Web:

    Wikipedia:

    Scrupulosity is pathological concern with one’s personal sins, including “sinful” acts or thoughts usually considered minor or trivial within their religious tradition. The term is derived from the Latin scrupulum, a sharp stone, implying a stabbing pain on the conscience.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrupulosity

    Oh, that can’t possibly be what he meant, can it? He thinks this is lacking in “warmists” so presumably is amply supplied in the people he agrees with? Weeelllll….

    * Anxious over-attentiveness to the details of moral or religious requirements (Wulff).
    http://www.jesuits.ca/orientations/glossary3.html

    Well, I guess that’s what he meant.

    Ah, what a pleasure it is to see the rhetoricist hoist on his own petulance.