Monthly Archives: April 2016

Another reason to vote against HRC

This meme has gotten a real workout over the past few weeks as a Hillary talking point. The implication is that if the Senate won’t confirm Obama’s pick for SCOTUS as a replacement for Antonin Scalia, we should all vote for HRC because she’ll put Obama in the position. *sigh* One of the problems I […]

Republican Climate Change Denial is Blinding Our Ability to Observe the Arctic

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
Denial. It’s all-too-often what happens to the powerful when they are confronted with the consequences of their own bad actions. It can best be said that denial is blindness — the willful inability to open one’s eyes to the tough reality of the world. In literature, we can see denial in…

Consensus on AGW 99.99%

This is a chart just released by Dr. James Lawrence Powell, a retired professor with the appropriate credentials who (during his long productive career) sat on a number of important government boards on science. I had written about him after he consented to be on my late radio show a couple years ago (full details and […]

Ithaca Fringe Festival takes the stage in third year

Originally posted on emma rizzo:
Ithaca, NY — Adjusting the ties of his black cloak, Dan Kinch approaches a wooden chair. A white mask with black, ovular eyes is secured to his face. A black curtain behind him, and the blue glow of stage lights illuminating his set, he turns to face the rows of…

A Pox on the NY Democratic Party

  New York’s Democratic Party (and the New York GOP) are both living in the past. This is NOT sour grapes (okay, it’s slightly overripe grapes). I’m stating this in response to yesterday’s Presidential primary in NY State, which saw Hillary Clinton snag 58% of the vote over Bernie Sanders. But that number, though indicative […]

Back from the Fringe–Post play poop

I’m back from a week in Ithaca, NY, a city with so many free-thinkers it has multiple slogans. “Ithaca is Gorge-ous” is the fallback, but many others have taken off (“Ithaca is Amusing” was on one wall, and “Ithaca is cold” is featured on sweatshirts and hoodies). One that I didn’t see on clothing but […]

Brian Kenny strikes again

Ahh, life in NY. I have my own horror stories about banking but Brian Kenny sums up what it’s like to deal with the day-to-day problems of  the city: I’ve been getting promotional letters from my local bank “inviting” me to “stop by any time at my local 5th Avenue branch” to talk to their […]