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“Hey, honey, let’s pack the kids in the wind car and take a trip!”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Congress can’t repeal the laws of physics, as much as it tries or would like to.  This is why “green energy” is a scam and a political sinkhole.  As this article from Forbes notes, the reason alternative fuels have not garnered a larger share of the U.S. energy market (they have actually lost market share over the past 50 years) despite billions being dumped into wind, solar, and ethanol generation schemes, is that they don’t produce enough energy for the investment in land or money.  In other words, they are profoundly inefficient.  To lefties, though, physics and energy are just a South Park Underpants Gnomes equation:

1. Pass laws requiring use of alternative energy

2. ?????

3. Energy independence!

Via Hot Air, via Ace.

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Idiocy Overload

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

– Elphaba

It’s not that I’ve had nothing to post about, it’s that there is too much to post about, and real life gets in the way of sitting down and composing my thoughts.  Too much nasty shit is coming down the pike, and it sometimes gets overwhelming to to contemplate it all.  For instance:

Honestly, it just goes on and on and on and on.  No time for a breather.  We are swimming hard just to keep our heads above water, and it would be nice to see the tide turn in our favor.

But enough about what’s bothering me.  Let’s talk about you.  What’s going on with y’all right now?

Oh, and Aggie,  what do you think of these?

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A Briefe History of ye Arte Computational

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

In Which Your Wiccapundit Explains His Recent Absence From This Venue

Having posted nothing here since last Friday, I felt compelled to explain my slackery.  The reason is most prosaic – The Hamster Wheel of Power Generation™ on my computer died, rendering it as useful as a boat anchor to a drowning man.  All of my imprecations and incantations availed me naught, so it was off to the local warehouse store for a replacement.  I was loathe to give up the blinding, state-of-the-art performance of my Windows 2000 machine, but in point of fact, my health would likely improve, since with a new machine I would not need to curse it to the high heavens, bang on it to assuage my anger, and spit in the back of it like a Roosevelt-era tube radio to get it to cooperate.

Then it occurred to me to catalog my decades-long hajj through the realms of the The Difference Engine, for those inclined to perusal of a dusty, history-laden travelogue.  So begins the story …

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Nobody can be this stupid. CORRECTION: Democrats ARE this stupid.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

-Wiccapundit

When questioning Admiral Robert Willard about the Navy’s plan to relocate 8,000 personnel to the island of Guam, a U.S. possession, the Democrat Representative from Georgia expressed concern that the island “would tip over and capsize.”

The stupidosity starts about 1:20 in.  Honestly, we should be just fine entrusting our health care to guys so smart they make the brainiac aliens from Star Trek seem stupid:

Yes, people.  Democrats ARE this stupid.  This guy shouldn’t even be allowed to VOTE, much less exercise power.  I wish Admiral Willard had just stood up and shouted: “I can’t believe I’m testifying before someone with the I.Q. of lard!”

From Washington Scene, via Ace.

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The Conceit of Global Warmism

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

– Elphaba

In honor of Earth Hour, I present you with this glorious clip of George Carlin; everything I want to say to navel-gazing global warmists, he says right here:

“Environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet; not in the abstract, they don’t…not in the abstract, they don’t!  You know what they’re interested in?  A clean place to live.  Their own habitat.  The worry that sometime in the future, they might be inconvenienced.  Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.  Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet, the planet is fine.  The people are fucked!  Difference!  Difference!  The planet is fine!  Compared to the people, the planet is great!  It’s been here four and a half billion years…do you ever think about the arithmetic?  The planet has been here four and a half billion years; we’ve been here, what– a hundred thousand?  Maybe two hundred thousand, and we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years.  Two hundred years vs. four and a half billion, and we have the conceit that somehow we’re a threat, that somehow we’re gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun?  The planet has been through a lot worse than us.  The planet has been through all kinds of things worse than us.  Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundred of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, world-wide floods, tidal waves, world-wide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? (laughs)  The planet…the planet…the planet isn’t going anywhereWE are!

Abso-freaking-lutely.  “The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked!”  And the sad thing is, our demise likely won’t be from any form of natural disaster, but from the purile antics of self-interested, ham-fisted politicians and the stupid, mindless sheep who unquestioningly do their bidding.

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For once, a sensible commentary on climate change

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

I know everyone has been done to death with the whole Global Warming thing, but this is an outstanding video discussing how the environmental movement got waylaid by posers and profiteers.  About 9 minutes long, and worth every minute of your time to watch it.


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