Essex and McKitrick lose at bingo

Eli Rabett has scored Essex and McKitrick's briefing for Taken By Storm at Global Warming Skeptic Bingo. Alas, they don't win. I reckon their book will do better. For example, they get another box at bingo with this passage (from page 134 of their book):

There are enemies of T-Rex who think that the satellite average is the true one and the surgface average is so much crap. The Knights of the White Boxes respond that the satellite averages are very silly and no one should pay any attention to them. The Defenders of the Satellites went before the Grand Council of the American Meteorological Society and were given golden medallions for their work. Then they rode forth and smote the Knights of the White Boxes. Then all the people cried out in confusion and the High Priests of the National Academy of Sciences inquired of the oracle. It issued a report declaring that everyone is right and we should all just get along.

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I guess the folk who usead hom liberally and without full understanding at CA might not like it if'n someone were to linky to this post to make a point...

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