Archive for the 'Science' Category

Since there is no such thing as a ‘flux capacitor,’ that can’t be a ‘flux capacitor’

Friday, November 18th, 2011

“The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race,” the Obama administration said in a Nov. 4 statement. Honest.

The corpse that refreshes

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The Health Nazis have tried for years to discourage cigarette smoking — at the same time they greedily seize cigarette tax revenues to plug their budget gaps, of course — by placing more and more onerous warning labels on packages, forcing smokers to huddle outside in the snow, slashing magazine revenues by barring colorful ads […]

It must be the global warrrminnng!

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

A vicious cold snap engulfed much of the nation Thursday. Snow fell as far south as Alabama and Georgia. That’s unusual.

A loony sect of modern flagellants

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

There is one good thing about the lunatic “Global Warming” catechism now taught our youth in the mandatory government youth propaganda camps (taught essentially as a “state-established” religion without meaningful “equal time” for rebuttals, which ought to cause someone to go back and re-read the First Amendment) and eagerly embraced by the tax-guzzling, power-mad cretins […]

The deadly dangers of di-hydrogen oxide

Friday, March 27th, 2009

It qualifies as an old schoolboy joke, by now, right up there with “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?” Inform someone that the substance di-hydrogen oxide is so corrosive that a new steel nail exposed to the stuff will rust within hours; so deadly that a person attempting to breathe a pure di-hydrogen […]

And now, a billion for the food police?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

President Obama last week accused the Bush administration of creating a “hazard to public health” by failing to curb food contamination problems. Mr. Bush’s successor announced he will form a “Food Safety Working Group” to “upgrade our food safety laws for the 21st century.” Money came up. The president will ask Congress for $1 billion […]

‘The glaciers, Greenland, and the polar ice-cap are melting’

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

California Correspondent writes to respond to my piece on the global cooling of 2008: “You may be aware of Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish scientist who was long skeptical of global warming. He is not any more. His complaint is with what he perceives as hysteria, and unsound policy. I wonder if your line of reasoning […]

Global cooling ‘is not evidence that global warming is slowing’

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

My relatives in New England are fighting their way out from under a giant ice storm. Here in Las Vegas it’s been snowing all week, several weeks earlier than our usual one-day-a-year photo op of snow and icicles sparkling one of our palm-bedecked golf courses before melting away by afternoon. The National Weather Service calls […]

Real ‘threat’ is to industrial civilization

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Goosed by an environmentalist lawsuit seeking a decision by Thursday, the Interior Department Wednesday declared the polar bear a “threatened species,” saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice caused by global warming. The department certainly couldn’t say it was because polar bear numbers are down. Both the Edinburgh Scotsman […]