Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For the record

I've posted the following assertions on Facebook, and they've actually been challenged.

OK..just for the record:
Human History goes back 5,500 years.
Civilization goes back about 6,000 years.
The current interglacial period (or global warming) began somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago.
So throughout all of human history, all of human civilization, global warming has been occurring.
Modern humans first appeared about 200,000 years ago.
The current ice age (that we are in an interglacial period of) began two and a half million years ago.
So all of human existence has occurred in an ice age.
Which 5,000 year period...hell what fifty year period of human existence would you prefer to live in?
Life has gotten infinitely better for humanity the warmer the earth has gotten.
I will spend a couple of posts providing my argument for each of my assertions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I am watching the Superman reboot from a few years back on cable. (There is nothing else on) I still don't like the casting of Superman. I hated Lois at first, but she's better the second time around. The revelation for me this time is Costner's Pa Kent. I can't believe I'm typing this, but he's the definitive Pa Kent on film.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"We Need Help"

"We Need Help", read the hand lettered sign posted at a village in Nepal after the earthquake. I bet they do. But my first thought was...why is this sign written in English? There are half a dozen languages in Nepal, none of them English..so they weren't asking their government or neighbors for help. They weren't asking for help from their Chinese overlords.

They were asking for help from us, America, just like everyone else does when something bad happens to them, whether it is a volcano or Hitler. 

The sick part of it is, six months later they'll be back to talking shit about us.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Bruce Jenner

Someone asked Rick Santorum about Bruce Jenner today. Since Santorum has a reputation (unfairly in my view) as being a judgemental, holier-than- thou, rightwing Christian I suspect they were hoping for and expecting some juicy condemnation. Instead, Santorum said: .“If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,"

No, he's not. Jenner may feel like a woman, but he is still a man. If he has re-assignment surgery, he will still be a man, just one who has had some pretty drastic plastic surgery.

By the way, according to his second wife, this is not some ratings ploy. She says he actually began transitioning to a woman thirty years ago.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Finally Some Good News....

Things haven't been going so great the last decade. Ever since the Democrats gained control of Congress in 2006 things have been going from bad to worse. However two stories this week have begun to restore my faith in the American people.

First you had the response to the attack by the Social Justice Warriors (SJW) on the pizzeria in Indiana. The mob was in full force against this poor family. But the american people have demonstrated which side they are on. A crowd funding site was set up, and in a little more than a day over $750,000 was donated directly to this family. That's probably over ten years worth of profits from their pizzeria. This was clearly a big fuck you to the intolerant Left.

The second story was the overwhelming success of the sad puppies and rabid puppies movements in Sci Fi. Sci Fi in general, and the Hugo Awards in particular, have been co-opted by a vocal SJW minority. Three years ago, rightwing authors in favor of free speech and open debate, began pushing back. This year they have truimphed, dominating the Hugo Awards nominations, and nearly shutting the SJW brigade out.