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April Showers

with March temperatures.  Climate change indeed.

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or is it global cooling…?  or climate recovery… It certainly appears that anthropogenic global warming is out for now. No doubt it’s our neglect of Earth Day for which the Gods of Climate are punishing us… (read with irony… PLEASE) .  I ran across this article detailing 18 spectacular wrong predictions from Earth Day in 1970. Here’s just one:

 Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

So it appears for now that the Royal Birth has driven big jimmy c. off the front pages.  Well, CNN might still be covering him since the prurient Stormy stories have faded.  I imagine that SpecProc Mueller is gulping down analgesics by the bottle since his star witness tripped over his .. uh…. well, lets go with story... as the memos-to-self drifted into the public domain.  


Excellent editorial in the WSJ today discussing the inane and petty judiciary that has caused the SCOTUS to once again consider the constitutionality of the PDT travel ban. There is no doubt that both by law, the Constitution and previous SCOTUS rulings, his ban should stand.  What is in doubt in how the governing document that made this country so uniquely successful can survive if the courts are allowed to arbitrarily usurp power on the basis of political inclination.  Even my Golden Retrievers can understand that.

I know I am a biased observer of the truth.  If it doesn’t pass my right wing barbarian filter, I am inclined to mockery and condescending contempt.  On the other hand, my bleating is trivial when one considers the how the liberal community reacted to Kanye West’s support of not only a conservative leaning black woman ( witches….) but also the retweet of Scott Adams (Dilbert creator) videos.  It’s a great story.  Read about it here in the Liz Shield Morning Brief. (always a first stop in my morning reading)

Got to go put on another layer or turn up the thermostat…  sigh…

aa© Robert Graham 2012