Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lindzen

Trying to talk sense about climate.

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Words

With the novel, we are in the final “sprint.” We’re talking days, not weeks. These are the times, however, when details take on weight. Commas are made out of cast iron and run upwards of fifty pounds and must be … Continue reading

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Klavan takes Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Ann Coulter to task

They should consider themselves called on the conservative carpet, at last.

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About foreign policy

While it is a consuming interest of mine, I don’t discuss it much at this blog. The reason is that the “evolving particulars” don’t necessarily interest me as much as the grand strategy, by which I mean the American grand … Continue reading

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More hoax

Looking back at the beat down the climate hoaxers gave Harvard scientists Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas when they upset the apple cart of climate alarmism. Note who took the lead. Great YouTube with Crichton at the end. Watch the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving break

Starts now. Have a good time with friends and family. Thank you all for reading this blog. Thank God for America, what’s left of it.

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“They Are Criminals”

Oh, yes. Indeed they are. What they have stolen and caused to be stolen already would surely, many times over, trump in value, for instance, all the art heisted by the Nazis from Europe during the war. Lord Monckton, as … Continue reading

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Recognize anything familiar, New Paltz?

When the purchase of labor is made with revenue from compulsory taxation, and the chokepoint is controlled by public employee unions, you get this.

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A post-apocalyptic Liberace and the popular author as hallowed gasbag

Two cultural events viewed this past weekend. First, on C-SPAN’s Book TV, there was a taped broadcast of the National Book Awards ceremony from earlier in the week (I think). The paranoid conspiracist and gasbag novelist Gore Vidal was with … Continue reading

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Oh, dear, Beck has that optimism jag on again

I can’t stand it when he goes all hope and change: I am beginning to consider this year since January as a fairly close comparison to events elsewhere in 1917, with the temporal slipped-disk of George Bush as Alexander Kerensky … Continue reading

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So, do you repeat that “the debate is over” line about global warming?

Have you been conditioned to think that way? Are you a true believer? Well, if you are, you should know that there’s just been a murder in the cathedral. Watch the vid of the interview with Tim Ball. More: I … Continue reading

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Since the beginning of the world

The global warming hoax got even hoaxier this week. Did you hear about it? I just glanced over what looked like someone at the New York Times trying a version of “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” … Continue reading

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Oprah is wrapping it up

She’s out of the talk show in two years, after a quarter century. I had no interest in her munificent therapeutic style, but she never struck me as any sort of bad egg. Someone making a fortune doesn’t bother me … Continue reading

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Barakeith Hussoros Olbamamann

It’s the result of a world-historical copulation. A marriage of madness whose offspring are jackals.

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Mausoleum to the Politburo

When considering the architecture on the SUNY New Paltz campus, I’m always reluctant to choose between the SUB (Student Union Building) and the Sojourner Truth Library as the place most likely to have the waxy but still chipper-looking remains of … Continue reading

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Hell is the place where words lose all meaning because of the triumph of deceit

Krauthammer takes a whack at the Obama-Holder assault on meaning, their attempt, at bottom, to destroy the logical law of identity itself: Apart from the fact that any such trial will be a security nightmare and a terror threat to … Continue reading

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