Just Relax And Let Big Brother Choose

The UK’s government (Committee for Climate Change) holds the position that fuel prices should be burdened with extra taxes so as to keep them high with an end result that consumers will be forced into buying more fuel efficient cars.

In other news, the UK’s government insists ill and injured citizens avoid all contact with hospitals and doctors in its effort to drive down the cost of medical care.

“Climate Change” Zealots: Mankind’s Autoimmune Disease

James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

“One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is ‘modern democracy’, he added. ‘Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.'”

With this analogy, the invocation of war, Dr. Lovelock has equated the issue of “climate change” with war. In this war, the aggressor is mankind. If we were to uncritically accept the assumptions of the “climate change” zealots, the “climate change war”, as with all wars, can only end with defeat of the aggressor, the opponent. And, as with all wars where the stakes are as high as the “climate change” zealots claim, the only acceptable outcome is unconditional surrender and utter defeat of the aggressor. In the “climate change war,” the opponent to be defeated is mankind. To this end, Dr. Lovelock cannot with full honesty suggest democracy would be put “on hold for a while,” rather democracy would be put on hold indefinitely. In fact, democracy must be eliminated.

In the “climate change war,” mankind must eliminate mankind. Having pushed the “climate change” religion further to the logical extreme, we can safely conclude from Lovelock’s assertions that the “climate change” zealots represent mankind’s autoimmune disease.

“‘Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science,’ he said. ‘I’m not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It’s the one thing you do not ever do. You’ve got to have standards.'”

Dr. Lovelock may not be religious in the strict traditional sense, but he most definitely has his religion. Furthermore, employing religious terms such as “sin” and “holy ghost” as the way to add credibility and weight to his argument is no different than new age “scientists” employing scientific terms to build plausible theories of efficacy in an attempt to lend credibility to their faith-based endeavors. And as the saying goes – brilliantly illustrated by the “climate change” religion – the nice thing about standards is there are so many from which to choose.

To Have and To Hold and To Beat

Jefferson county certainly has an interesting presentation on Colorado marriage license fees:

Marriage License Fee

“Congratulations on your decision to get married! Now hand over twenty extra bucks to help pay for the day you decide to beat the crap out of each other.”

It’s touching how bureaucracies “support” competing institutions.

Serve A Beer, Win A Peace Prize


“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.”

Once upon a time, a person actually had to accomplish something before winning an award. But if you’re Norwegian, all you need do is capture attention and serve up fluffy nominalizations.

World’s shortest joke which is it’s own punch line: Nobel Peace Prize.

Did I ever tell you…

…I wrote a concerto for Fire Horn and Orchestra? Surprisingly, the CSO declined to premier my work several seasons ago. It was later premiered by the Antarctic Philharmonic Orchestra and Volunteer Fire Department.

Life Is Hard

Jobless Grad Sues College For 70G Tuition

“Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn’t find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn’t worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back.

The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found gainful employment since earning her bachelor’s degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24.”

Ms. Thompson suffered a grueling 3 month job search before breaking down and beginning her search for someone to blame (other than herself.)

Oh, the humanity!

I graduated in 1984 from a top ranked university with a double science major. Back then, times were leaner and meaner then they are now. I searched for 12 month before landing a job as a quality control chemist for a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. This scenario was common among my peers. But enough about me, it’s all about Trina!

“The 27-year-old alleges the business-oriented Bronx school hasn’t lived up to its end of the bargain, and has not done enough to find her a job.

The information-technology student blames Monroe’s Office of Career Advancement for not providing her with the leads and career advice it promised.”


Not how it works, Ms. Thompson. The “bargain” I had with my alma mater was that they provide the toughest educational program my money could buy such that when I graduated, I’d be in the best position possible to edge out my competition for relevant career opportunities. There were no job guarantees and my success at finding one relied entirely on my efforts at making it happen. Leads and advice are just that – leads and advice. If this isn’t the bargain Ms. Thompson had with Monroe College, well then, she got exactly what she bargained for and has no basis to complain.

And too bad about the student loans coming due. Doubtful anyone forced Ms. Thompson to take the loan money so it’s another instance of personal responsibility rearing it’s ugly head. I worked as many as three concurrent jobs to pay for college as I went so as to avoid the student loan trap. So, having had student loans, Ms. Thompson should have had considerable time away from her studies to put a post graduation job search strategy in place.

Where’s your hustle, girl? And what kind of parent raises their kid to be this kind of whiny adult?

“”She’s angry,” said Thompson’s mother, Carol. “She’s very angry at her situation. She put all her faith in them, and so did I. They’re not making an effort.”

Ah, that kind of parent. A parent that teaches their kid to be angry at “situations.” A parent that teaches their kid to put faith in institutions rather than themselves.

Well, Trina, unfortunately mom let you down and the real world is where you must now live. And in the real world, every graduate has a job the second they graduate – it’s called “finding a job.”


What’s up with the Labor Day hours at Natural Grocers?

Natural Grocers Labor Day Hours

Natural Grocers Labor Day Hours

Hmmmmmmm. Maybe, since it’s for Labor Day, this is what the Union negotiated.

Bladder management in the 21st century

The Internet. Is there anything it can’t do?

But I can’t stop laughing at this: Manage your bladder via the Internet.

There are actually people who need the Internet to help them decide when to go to the bathroom?!?!


I want their money. All (legal) suggestions for how to relieve them of this burden are welcome.

Why baseball is better than religion

It’s a unifying experience!

Doing The Job Illegal Immigrants Won’t Do

Today, I paid taxes. Lots and lots of taxes.