SOPHISTICATED THINKERS

Do you think the increasing size and frequency of hurricanes is linked to global warming? Air America listeners say YES! And so does Margo, whose readers presumably also blame global warming for their lack of Google sophistication.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/30/2005 at 02:35 AM
    1. All weather is now controlled by the CIA using a fleet of black helicopters.

      Is the second most popular response, by a margin of two votes, over No.

      Posted by noir on 08/30 at 02:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why didn’t someone tell me?  Just hit the Margo link.  Gold, pure gold.

      Posted by noir on 08/30 at 02:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. To be honest, I’m fast losing hope in the whole idea of Margo’s site being the centre of some sort of Internet-based revolution…

      Posted by Hanyu on 08/30 at 03:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Google? Whats that?

      Posted by Looneyc on 08/30 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hanyu – after five years, you were still hoping that Margo was the leader of some kind of revolution???!!!

      How long does a revolution usually take to make a ripple?

      Posted by Ck on 08/30 at 04:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can anybody calculate how many black helicopters it would take to create enough downdraft to cause a hurricane of the magnitude of Katrina?

      Air America with the likes of Al Franken are currently part of the biggest MSM cover up of all time. Airheads America stole $875K from a poor and disadvantaged childrens charity and nothing in the MSM about it.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/30 at 04:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 CkHart: I should perhaps clarify that I believe Margo is to revolution as Cindy Sheehan is to quiet contemplation. She is to leadership as Phat Phil is to washboard abs.

      Margo and the Internet (or the English language, for that matter) are not kindred spirits.

      To suggest she has caused even a ripple would be like suggesting Chris Sheil holds his treasure tightly. Oh, hang on…

      Posted by Hanyu on 08/30 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. No it’s not. It’s the bomb!  At least that’s what everyone said when I was a small boy in Sydney in the early 1950s.  We had lots of torrential rain and it was all blamed on the bomb (atmospheric testing).

      And the whole world has just gone downhill ever since.  It’s as plain as anyone can see.

      Posted by Wand on 08/30 at 04:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hanyu – thank you. Yes, I can see that Mrs Sheehan is on a path to quiet Zen enlightenment; as is Margo on her way to a path of quiet humility and learning.

      Oommmmmm.  Oommmmmm.  Oommmmmm.

      Posted by Ck on 08/30 at 04:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT, but SBS news has just been reporting the Forbes CEO meeting in Sydney.  Apparently there are about 1,000 protestors in the area, banging drums and doing those pathetic middle-class-white-kid “tribal” dances.  The SBS journo could barely conceal her disappointment that the protest “hasn’t yet turned violent”, and contented herself with pointing out at length that all the security measures being taken were being provided “free of charge”, and “at the taxpayers’ expense” to the evil CEOs.  Does she stop to ponder that these expensive measures are only required because of these asshat moonbats?  Maybe they should be billed.  And so nice of SBS to finally take an interest in the poor suffering taxpayer.

      Posted by cuckoo on 08/30 at 05:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can anybody calculate how many black helicopters it would take to create enough downdraft to cause a hurricane of the magnitude of Katrina?

      This is very approximate, but I work it out to be around 100 million.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 08/30 at 06:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2484.htm

      It’s just part of a cycle…

      The multi-decadal signal that has contributed to increased Atlantic activity since 1995 has also produced a marked decrease in hurricanes in the eastern Pacific hurricane region. Similar conditions also produced very active Atlantic hurricane seasons during the 1950s and 1960s. In contrast, the opposite phase of this signal during 1970-1994 resulted in only three above-normal Atlantic hurricane seasons in the entire 25-year period.

      But I guess a lot of folks don’t believe them….and it’s more fun that way. 🙂

      Posted by Syl on 08/30 at 09:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tell the truth, you corporate fascists!  EVERYBODY who’s ANYBODY knows Bush and the Hitlerburton conspirators have been using <a ref=”http://www.haarp.net/”> HAARP </a> to create hurricanes and reinforce their illusion of millenial times to cement their bloody-handed hold on power…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/30 at 09:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Have we progressed past the Middle Ages at all? “Gaia is punishing us! We have displeased her with our hydrocarbon emissions!”

      Posted by Dave S. on 08/30 at 10:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Looks like someone forgot to wear their tinfoil helmet to bed last night!

      Posted by crusher_of_libs on 08/30 at 11:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. The idea that CO_2 increase would lead to a more violent climate sooner than to a warmer climate has been around for some years. I first heard it, I don’t remember exactly, something like ten years ago, while sitting with some leftist academics fretting about “inevitable” human-caused global warming. Apparently I rolled my eyes or something like that, and a meteorologist among them said that arguably maybe I was right that warming was not underway; diplomatic but not really concessive, he went on to say that some meteorologist respected both for smarts and for avoiding politicization was arguing that the climate would grow more violent sooner than warmer. That’s a colorable scenario but the left has various scenarios hanging like various weapons on a wall. Left’s bottom line argument, “even if we’re wrong, we’re right.”

      Posted by ForNow on 08/30 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. No, global warming can’t be happening, dammit!  I spent a fortune on socks and thermals back in the 70’s when these “academics” predicted the coming of another ice age!  Maybe someone on e-bay will trade for sunscreen…

      Posted by crusher_of_libs on 08/30 at 12:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh my!  I just clicked on the Margo Kingston link to edify my “yankee ignorance”.  Is that a pic of her ass or her face?  Does it matter?  I hope the spelling of her ramblings is just part of her “shtick”, or is she a product of university?

      Posted by crusher_of_libs on 08/30 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Margo link above is a parody, crusher.

      Posted by david on 08/30 at 01:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks for clearing that up for me; I arrived late to the party.  I feel relieved for her, but sorry for the actual owner of the photo.  As Richard Pryor once said, “I’ve seen better looking faces on iodine bottles”.

      Posted by crusher_of_libs on 08/30 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s all those butterflies in Brazil.  I thought this question was settled.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 08/30 at 02:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, while Tim’s link above goes to the spoof site, the picture on that site is of Margo.

      Posted by PW on 08/30 at 02:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Then back to my original query: ass, face or does it matter?  Can anyone tell the difference?  Saint Cindy Shithat’s long lost sister (or brother)?  Last season’s Ultimate Fighting loser?  Inquiring minds want to know.

      Posted by crusher_of_libs on 08/30 at 02:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here’s a link about climate change events—and it’s even from a liberal-left source. (I can’t imagine how it got printed in the Toronto Star, but there you have it.) Still, here it is including references to the Pacific, after your global warming snowfall of a few weeks ago:

      http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c
      =Article&cid=1125352211474&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795
      Margo blows big time
      A hurricane loosed by beans
      Summertime is worst

      Long url fixed by the Management. You will have to cut and paste both parts into your browser address field, with no spaces, and press “enter” or “go” to view.

      Posted by andycanuck on 08/30 at 03:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. It looks like I didn’t copy the link properly; try accessing the article from this Canadian blog instead:
      http://letitbleed.blogs.com/blog/2005/08/should_i_bring_.htmlOr Google this headline and author:

      Tomorrow’s forecast: Hysterical
      Data fail to back up claims weather is getting worse, says Tad Murty

      Posted by andycanuck on 08/30 at 03:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. I fixed it, Andy.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 08/30 at 05:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11
      Pixy, can you run me through your calculation? How do you come to such a figure?
      All the pieces may be coming together. This would mean that virtually half the US population has to be employed as a black helicopter pilots.
      What’s the significance of the helicopters being black? Does a black helicopter create more downdraft just like a red automobile is capable of more speed?
      All very puzzling this!

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/30 at 07:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. “…contented herself with pointing out at length that all the security measures being taken were being provided “free of charge”, and “at the taxpayers’ expense” to the evil CEOs.  Does she stop to ponder that these expensive measures are only required because of these asshat moonbats?” – said Cuckoo.

      This is on a par with the news yesterday that a child is suing detention centre operators because he was traumatised by riots, mutilations, and suicide attempts at the Pt Augusta camp. I suppose we can excuse the kid because he’s just a kid, but he’s got some whacko legal advisers here. They apparently didn’t notice that the operators weren’t the ones doing the rioting and mutilation. It was the kid’s fellow detainees. They’re the ones he should be suing. Still, as they say, always go for the money first.

      Posted by walterplinge on 08/30 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hurricanes wouldn’t be so much of a threat if we only had the political will to ban the offshore production of dihydrogen monoxide.

      Posted by Adriane on 08/30 at 08:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Look, it’s the same shtick that the left used for 9/11.  There are reasons that the Islamist terrorists committed these heinous acts, all of which the US is responsible for.  And those reasons included every leftist cause including destruction of the Amazon rain forests.

      If something bad happens, blame it on something you’re opposed to.  As for me, I think Margo has something to do with the hurricane.  Tim Lambert’s involved somehow too.

      Posted by wronwright on 08/30 at 09:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27

      Well, I read somewhere recently that a hurricane the size of Katrina releases the energy of a 10 megaton nuclear bomb every twenty minutes.

      Now, let’s assume that Black Helicopter fuel has the same energy density as TNT, and weighs 1kg per litre.  That means 10 gigalitres of fuel every 20 minutes, or 500 megalitres a minute.

      If we also assume that the Black Helicopters consume 5 litres of fuel per minute, and that the fuel is converted with 100% efficiency to downdraft, that makes for 100 million helicopters.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 08/30 at 09:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh yes! George W. is definitely to blame for the havoc wrought by Katrina!
      I knew it was only a matter of time! These ruthless ARSEHOLES…Sorry Mr. Jaspan…can exploit any tragedy for their own ends, no matter how bizarre the logic. Didn’t similar catastrophes beset the Gulf coast in the 1880’s??? Their interpretation of events has enough spin to generate their own hurricane!

      Posted by Brian on 08/30 at 09:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Didn’t similar catastrophes beset the Gulf coast in the 1880’s???

      “Standard Oil Company was founded by John D. Rockefeller in Cleveland, Ohio in 1870, and, in just a little over a decade, it had attained control of nearly all the oil refineries in the U.S.” (Link)

      There you have it. Even late 18th century weather disasters were caused by the ruthless American thirst for oil.

      /moonbat logic

      Posted by PW on 08/30 at 10:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Late 19th century, even…and I even previewed, dammit.

      Posted by PW on 08/30 at 10:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27 Hank
      Everyone knows that a red automobile with “go fast” stripes goes faster than just a plain red one!

      Posted by kae on 08/30 at 10:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder if the black helicopters have “go fast” stripes…

      Posted by kae on 08/30 at 10:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yes they do, Kae, but you can’t see them because they are the same color as the rest of the helicopter.

      That Mistah Karl, he one sneaky fella, no?

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 08/30 at 11:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #37
      LOL
      Ahh, I see, they are probably on the wokka-wokka/angry-palm-tree bits at the top…

      Posted by kae on 08/30 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. The stats say hurricanes are just as bad as they ever were. Check here:Hurricane History

      Posted by Pat on 08/31 at 12:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Didn’t similar catastrophes beset the Gulf coast in the 1880’s???

      Yes, Galveston, TX in 1900.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 08/31 at 02:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kae,

      I’m not interested in conjecture like “everybody knows”, I want hard proof just like our new resident scientist Pixy Misa has presented who I might say makes a lot more sense than the UN backed scientists for Kyoto.
      Given that similar catastrophies have occurred going back many centuries we are now looking down the barrel of the neo-cons having kept the world in a technological freeze while they wreaked their havoc with those wretched black helicopters.
      Next thing is to blame Bush and Howard for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
      🙂

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/31 at 04:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well SOMEONE must have wiped out the dinosours!

      Own up you arseh#l@s!

      Posted by Ck on 08/31 at 05:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. On a serious note people even Robert F Kennedy JR is in on the act in his article yesterday ”For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind.
      Op-ed writer for The Boston Globe Ross Gelbspan comes out with the same drivel.
      The left are wigging out in a big way and I love every minute of it.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/31 at 06:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. CkHart — Mmm. Dinosaur.  Good eatin’. Stylish luggage.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/31 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Of course the dinasaurs were made extinct by time-travelling neocon fascists.

      How else were they gonna get to kill our babies in their illegal war for that there Iraqi oil?

      Posted by monkeyfan on 08/31 at 10:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. So, when am I getting the keys for my black helicopter?

      Posted by Achillea on 08/31 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Today’s neocon.  Wears a black balaclava and spit shined jack boots and flies a black helicopter with black “go fast” stripes. 

      A black ensemble, preferably with a menacing aspect.  Yes, that’s the style for me.

      Posted by wronwright on 08/31 at 07:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. wronwright—Have you finished detailing my helicopter yet?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/31 at 07:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hank
      “Everybody knows” cos it’s a scientific fact, proved when we were teenagers (the stripey cars are the ones the police pull over the most…).
      😉

      Posted by kae on 08/31 at 07:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. McEnroe, I’ve asked Karl Rove to give me a new mentor.  ANY mentor.  As I told him, the kinder gentler Richard McEnroe doesn’t seem to be working for me.  (Like, where the hell is this nicer, gentler version???).

      Geesh, even Dave S and JayC were nicer to work for.  Well, not real nicer, but a bit nicer.  None of you have a nice streak or anything.  Which is probably why you’re all neocons I suppose.

      Posted by wronwright on 08/31 at 09:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. No further proof needed Kae. It’s settled beyond doubt.
      Hey do you work for a left wing think tank by chance???BTW I’ll put my order in here as well for my black helicopter with those shit hot extra downdraft side stripes. I’d just love to go on a hurricane raid and lake stealing spree.
      Tim Blair you can be my wingman anytime!

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/31 at 09:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. See, Hank, I knew the facts would convince you.

      OT
      The RAAF F111s are doing a dump-and-burn on Saturday evening 2/9 (that’s 9/2 for our US friends) to celebrate Brisbane’s River Fire. Stuff the crackers (fireworks), I want the F111s.
      The power! (Maybe that’s what the doof-doof dills in their cars are aiming for, that gut-vibrating power…) Love the F111s, but the neighbour across the street can’t sell up soon enough and take his daily doof-doof with him.

      Posted by kae on 08/31 at 09:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. wronwright — Our Dark Master says the only internship he has open right now is the one with Moulitsas…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/31 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

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