US OUT OF HAWAII!

On the matter of Japan’s Pearl Harbor bombing, a Code Pinker asks:

“What the hell were we doing in Hawaii anyway?”

Better ask Barack Obama. In other leftist news, Britain’s Laura Blood considers earthquakes:

At 12.54pm the West Midlands, North Yorkshire and London was hit by a Earthquake …

Explosive volcanic eruption and tectonic activity are the two main causes of earthquakes. But with all the talk about global warming and how its effecting the environment isn’t this a sign that we really have to start leading greener lifestyles. Our erratic weather is starting to take real effect.

(Via Sgt. Turnkey and Murph)

UPDATE. Laura – “currently in my second year at Birmingham City University studying Media Communications specialising in Journalism” – has deleted her post. Or maybe she turned it off because of E-Day.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/28/2008 at 01:58 PM
    1. But with all the talk about global warming and how its effecting the environment isn’t this a sign that we really have to start leading greener lifestyles.

      I take it she meant that as a rhetorical question, but… Sorry, Laura! You still need to use a question mark! And you meant “affecting”.

      Bad spelling and punctuation aside, she’s right, of course. The risk of being seriously injured during an earthquake is substantially reduced when it’s just a bamboo hut with a palm-thatch roof that collapses on you, instead of a two-story brick colonial. Gotta simplify, people.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 02:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. So now plate tectonics are driven by global warming.

      Posted by Patrick Chester on 2008 02 28 at 02:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. I could actually feel my brain cells committing suicide while I watched at Code Pink vid,porg=erbgnmioer

      [falls over in pile of drool]

      Posted by Damian P. on 2008 02 28 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Al Quaeda’s no threat? World War II was unjustified? The Marines are war criminals?
      Thank you, Code Pink, for the daily dose of stupid you people provide to help me feel like a genius.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2008 02 28 at 02:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. After the ‘quake, MSNBC had a feed from their newsie in the UK.

      Blonde: “Any word on what caused this?”

      Eurotard: “Who knows? Global warming or something? What do I know?”

      Indeed. I sure hope someone saved this exchange for YouTube.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 02 28 at 02:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Final neologism:

      “Karmageddon (n):  It’s like when everybody is sending off these really bad vibes, right?  And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like a major bummer.”

      Idjits.

      Posted by SSG Pooh on 2008 02 28 at 02:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2, Patrick Chester:

      Gimme 2.5 mil USD and I’ll set up a computer model for that!

      For another 1.25 mil USD, I’ll set up another model that proves you to be the universally desired archetype for women of your preferred demographic!!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 02:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. In news that might actually be interesting…

      Just saw a Faux Noose bit about Prince Henry having been in a front line unit in Afghanistan for the last few months.

      Seems that there’s a bit of the old school “leaders should also be fighters” left in the English Blood after all.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 02:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. “What the hell were we doing in Hawaii anyway?”

      Man, my IQ dropped 10 points just listening to those Code Pinko cretins.

      Coming back here restored my mental capabilities, though.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 02:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. I… it… that… but… oh.  Oh dear, my brain seems to have just deflated from the sheer insanity of believing that GLOBAL WARMING CAN CAUSE BLOODY EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS!

      I feel slightly better now.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 28 at 02:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s wrong of me, I know, but I have absolutely no patience for stupid people.  That includes global warmenistas and Bloody Code Pink.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 28 at 02:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Look. It’s real simple.

      When it is warm, there are earthquakes and volcanoes, sometimes.

      When it is cold, there are earthquakes and volcanoes, sometimes.

      Therefore, climate chaos causes earthquakes and volcanoes!

      Do I HAVE to break out the Computer Model for you?!?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 02:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. and I thought up until today that “Stop Continental Drift” was a joke!

      Posted by Rob Read on 2008 02 28 at 03:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. So now plate tectonics are driven by global warming.
      Posted by Patrick Chester on 2008 02 28 at 02:10 PM • permalink

      c’mon, everybody knows there were no earthquakes before the Industrial Revolution…

      #7 grimmy

      These days I’ll take my cash in Canadian dollars please…

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2008 02 28 at 03:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. The second link is to an article about Obama’s days as a youth in Hawaii. There is this quotation from Obama’s book on his experiences growing up:

      “Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn’t been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscapes of my heart, blur the edges of my memory.”

      Not unlike the ruminations of another future president, George Washington, when recalling his days as a young man in virginia:

      “Gin-soaked bumpkin. ‘Madam Geneva’s’ bucolic paramour. The name of Squire Souse was the degraded appellation toward which I had striven, the inevitable destiny of a parvenu planter in his salad days, languishing in a colonial backwater. Yet, the drunken stupor into which I had settled was no genuine attempt to thread myself into the coarse fabric of the planting class. Nay, not at the last. The bottle was rather a refuge from the lucubrations of that sober Self who was prone to ponder the vicissitudes of a rustic existence, which offered an ambitious lad little amusement save for the slaughter of cherry trees, nor afforded him a path to any but the most paltry repute.”

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 03:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15

      Bravo!  *clap, clap*

      “[P]lanter in his salad days” had me weeping.

      Posted by SSG Pooh on 2008 02 28 at 03:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ms. Blood needs to refurbish her aluminium chapeau?

      Posted by steveH on 2008 02 28 at 03:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. The UK earthquake had a sad aftermath. (Shocking pictures of damage to a museum.)

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 02 28 at 03:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 …and I thought up until today that “Stop Continental Drift” was a joke!

      It’s no joke, Rob. I’m going into my back yard right now to drive a stake into the ground.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 02 28 at 03:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. #18 ErnieG: Absofreakinlutely hilarious!

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 03:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Never mind what we were doing in Hawaii.

      What in the f**k were they doing bombing Hawaii?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 28 at 03:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. And while we’re at it.

      What the f**k were the Burmese doing in Burma? And the Chinese in China? And the Koreans in Korea?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 28 at 04:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22, yojimbo:

      Not totally sure but I think those places you mentioned were pretty buisy trying to keep the Japanese off their nuts too, at that time.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 04:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Correcta mundo Grimmy.  And those were also places where we had no footprint at the time, unlike the United States Territory of Hawaii..;)

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 28 at 04:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. No matter how many times I read this kind of gobal warming = more earthquakes tripe, it never fails to astonish, then annoy me.  My favorite was how the melting of the ice caps was causing more earthquakes, because less ice weight meant more shifting of techtonic plates.  The lack of general basic scientific knowledge in the populace (no matter what country) is not only depressing, but alarming. I can’t wait to see how they spin the latest news about reduced sun activity and increased global coldening.  I know, I know – it’s now Climate Change, so anything goes.  We still have to sacrifice to appease Mother Gaia!

      Posted by Infidel Librarian on 2008 02 28 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. “What the hell were we doing in Hawaii anyway?”

      Fighting to prevent your ancestors from becoming sex slaves or worse, stupid.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2008 02 28 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think earthquakes are caused by global warming.

      I also think global warming is caused by head titlers.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 02 28 at 05:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is my theory for the sudden drop in global temperatures.  I believe that global warming is caused by head titling.  The more head titlers, the more compassionate waves leak into the biospehere, the higher the temperature.

      From 2001-November of 2006, there was a world wide epidemic of head titling, due to the election and continued presidency of George Bush (aka, Chimpy McHalliburtonhitler).

      Head titling went into decline following Nancy Pelosi’s leadership begining in January of 2007.

      Then in late 2007, early 2008, head titling went into steep decline as Barack Obama looked to get elected president.  Now the head titlers were giving power fists and flying Che flags (it is a little known scientific fact that Che flags have the effect of pulling compssionate waves out of the air).

      This has reveresed global warming.

      So can we fix it?  YES, WE CAN!

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 02 28 at 05:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. COMPETITION:
      Come up with the most mumbo-jumbo scientific crap idea why Global Warmenising causes Earthquakes, then post it on her blog.

      First person to get a reply agreeing, gets a prize*

       

      * May be crap.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2008 02 28 at 05:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. I predicted that some idiot would claim that the earthquake was a result of global warming within five minutes of it occurring.

      Posted by Ross on 2008 02 28 at 05:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Room 237:

      So, what you’re saying is… the world is hottening because of a bad case of the warm and fuzzies?

      Oh Mawh Gawd!!! Momma Gaia is being group hugged to death!!!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 05:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. “What were we doing in Hawaii?”

      Well, nothing you stupid bitch.

      These people are fucking insane. Because they’re this stupid, they should not have the privilege to live in the US or any democracy and should instead live as some sex slave in the Middle East. That will surely change their views.

      And why are these mad lefties always so ugly? I guess all those years of bitterness and hate eats away at them…

      Posted by The Best Infidel on 2008 02 28 at 05:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21 Never mind what we were doing in Hawaii.
      What in the f**k were they doing bombing Hawaii?

      Sure. The Bushido cult could have moved into Pearl Harbour with its ships and planes in 1935 without any opposition and then kept the USA out of the Pacific for the last 70 years.

      As an Aussie, I would be writing in Japanese right now.  Australia would make a great Japanese nuclear base.
      Really good thinking, Code Pink.

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 02 28 at 05:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #32 Genius, that reminds me of this.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 28 at 05:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. Explosive volcanic eruption and tectonic activity are the two main causes of earthquakes. But with all the talk about global warming and how its effecting the environment isn’t this a sign that we really have to start leading greener lifestyles.

      No.

      Our erratic weather is starting to take real effect.

      OUR weather?? When did we acquire it?

      Posted by Nicholas on 2008 02 28 at 05:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well crud, she took down her post. I was all set to post this under the name Alphart.  The first sentence is in response to someone who was basically calling her mad.

      “Brian, you just don’t get the complex interactions of the disparate systems that make up Earth’s delicate balance.  It only takes the smallest of changes to bring about the largest of changes.  This is Chaos Theory, a widely accepted scientific idea.  The smallest of breezes can blossom into the largest of hurricanes because of these complex interactions.

      There was a study a few years ago that talked about this very topic.  I’ll see if I can find it and link it, but I’m at work now and don’t have access to my files.  As you know, what most people think of as “The Earth” is just the crust that sits on top of a monstrously large ball of molten rock.  This crust is in constant motion, each plate acting on its surrounding plates with unimaginable pressure.  This gave us such things as continents and mountains.  Now, what this paper discussed was a rather frightening aspect of plate tectonics.  These plates aren’t just pressing INTO each other, but some of them are pulling AWAY from others, resulting in the abyssal trenches that are scattered throughout the oceans.  They went on to speculate that without the weight of the ice pressing down on these plates, they would rise up enough so they would pull apart more.  They worried that this would open up the cracks in the oceans’ bed enough to let a small amount of sea water leak down into the outer core.  It wouldn’t be much, but it would build up over the years and decades until it had a serious reaction.  Now, anyone who has poured water onto a campfire knows what happens next.  Steam.  Steam under pressure.  This is an incredibly dangerous thing, of course.  The steam has to go somewhere.  Eventually, they theorized, it would break through to the surface in one of two ways.
      First, it could make it’s way to the lava tubes that feed the world volcanoes, resulting in unnatural eruptions.
      Second, it could make it’s way to the deep underground caverns that are a remnant of the Earth’s early cooling and upheaval periods.  It would collapse the delicate stone and displace the gases that were already there, resulting in, you guessed it, earthquakes.

      Global Warming WILL have a huge impact on this planet.  No, Global Warming IS having a huge impact on this planet, and in ways the everyday people can’t even begin to imagine.”

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 28 at 05:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #29
      Rob, you think she would have bought it? 🙂

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 28 at 05:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #37 Mike: Hey, I buy it.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 05:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, you had me going about the Washington quote – until the mention of slaughtering Cherry trees.  Very funny though.

      You guys are so inspired that I don’t dare to post.  G

      Posted by Gerry on 2008 02 28 at 06:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #38 Paco, I went for the snide, elitist, talking down style that seems to be quite popular on left sites.  I was also trying to channel the scientist in “The Crawling Eye” who claimed with a straight face “The heart is made up of a single cell, for all practical purposes.”

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 28 at 06:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39 Gerry: Yeah, I thought I’d better throw that bit in there about the cherry tree, otherwise somebody might have thought that I was really suggesting that Obama had plagiarized George Washington.

      Hey, folks, people are really dying from glow-bull warming! Or maybe it’s just Russian warming . . .

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 06:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8
      Grimmy, there’s a big stink on now about that news. It was supposed to be embargoed and some stupid woman’s mag reported it.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 28 at 06:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Pinkie and the Brain might have something. Hawaii is renowned for its seismic activity. Now Britain, too, has been shaken. Both were foreign countries occupied by American forces during World War II. Both countries have since forced out the American military. Now they are now threatened by global warming.  In Britain it has rained and Hawaii, like all other low-lying Pacific island nations, is threatened by rising sea levels.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 02 28 at 06:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 It made it to Drudge too.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 28 at 06:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Laura’s post has gone down the memory hole.

      Not Found
      Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here

      Posted by joeythelemur on 2008 02 28 at 06:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Stupid knows no bounds.

      I’m sure that the science is in. And you just can’t argue with science.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 28 at 06:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Laura’s post has gone down the memory hole.

      Google is your friend!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 06:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. The connection between Britain and Hawaii is obvious.

      Both have international airports. International airports bring in foreigners.
      Both places have earthquakes.
      QED: Foreigners from airports cause earthquakes.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 06:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh Goody.

      A 10c/L tax on petrol to offset the CO2 emissions.

      What will happen when they wake up the AGW is a con?

      Will they wake up?

      This makes me so angry.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 28 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ok, her caboose is still the best thing about her, but her brain seems to be showing some improvement

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 06:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. To steal from Shakespeare,
      Some people are born stupid,some people achieve stupidity, and some people are deliberately stupid.  Others just take massive doses of stupid pills each morning.

      I think the code pinkers overdeose on stupid pills. Surely you couldn’t be born that way?

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 02 28 at 07:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Found something over at Sigmund, Carl and Alfred‘s place. Everyone is going to want one of these.

      The Trunk Monkey!

      Quite possibly the single greatest automotive accessory yet.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 07:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Check out Laura’s previous nonsense:
      (February 11th)

      “The concentration of of greenhouse gases gets trapped in the atmoshere which causes the climate to rise. Not only this but ultimately it will cause seasons to lengthen and serial floods to occur. So even though we may be grateful of a longer summer the consequences are damaging. “

      So the climate will rise, and seasons get longer? What? we have to lengthen the year now?

      She’s even SHOCKED that 70% of the Earths surface is water!

      and you know what’s *really scary, apart from the fact she cannot spell, and her grammar is atrocious?

      “My name is Laura Blood and I am currently in my second year at Birmingham City University studying Media Communications specialising in Journalism. The blog I’m creating is going to contain information about health and the environment.”

      OH MY GAWD!!!!

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 02 28 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 – Original article from Google’s cache: here.

      Disappointing that somebody decided the safety of the prince and his unit was less important than their magazine sales.

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2008 02 28 at 07:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. MIkethelibrarian:
      The assumption of the paper was that there are these giant holes for the water to gurgle down into.
      The plate tectonic movement isn’t about plates pulling away and pushing towards. Sure there is some of that, but at the places where the plates are “pulling away”, are pushing OUT lava. That’s the mid oceanic ridges.
      The pressure stops the water, and there is no huge interconnecting around the world for the water to travel through so it comes out of the tops of volcanoes.

      At the contintneal edges, the plates slip under and over. The friction release is one of the causes of quakes.

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 02 28 at 07:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. wanglese:

      The contest was to see who could come up with a reply to that numbskull’s bullcrap and be sciency enough to be believed, but be utterly bunk.

      It was meant to be fake but accurate. Unfortuantly, the page went down before he could post that over there, so he shared it with us here.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 07:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #34 Ash_

      That was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh. Proves the point really.

      Posted by The Best Infidel on 2008 02 28 at 07:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy.

      OOPS. I must have taken a stupid pill this morning 🙂

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 02 28 at 07:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Looking further into Laura’s blog, every blog she links to, is an “online Journalism blog as part of my course in online journalism at Brimingham university”. Every one of them is about ecology.
      What? there’s no other kind of news out there?

      Well, it *is* England, after all. They can all go work for UK tabloids.

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 02 28 at 07:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. I left a comment on Laura’s post and asked
      1)does she seriously think there is a link between climate change and earthquakes or 2) was she meaning that the earthquake was a portent sent by Giaia.  So, perhaps it was me that caused her to delete her post.  Sorry guys.

      Posted by brian_smaller on 2008 02 28 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sometimes, the evil part of me wishes an American president had an attack of the isolationist and withdrew all US forces from foreign deployments.
      When the shithole de jour truly went to hell in a hand basket and the code pinko demographic started hopping from foot to foot, like a four year old who’s realised they should have gone before they left, demanding someone should do something, he (or she) could say, ” I believe the UN has 5 peace keepers from Burkina Faso waiting for a connecting flight.”

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 02 28 at 07:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Excuse the language, but these clowns are in-fucking-sane.  🙁

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2008 02 28 at 07:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. lotocoti—

      >Sometimes, the evil part of me wishes an American president had an attack of the isolationist and withdrew all US forces from foreign deployments.

      So do I at times.  This way when the Serbs start blowing things up or Moslem extremists start beheading gays in Amsterdam, I can stand somewhere with a sign saying “I support the European insurgents”.

      But I really won’t as unfortunately I realize that eventually they will come and try and kill me.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 02 28 at 08:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. “What the hell were we doing in Hawaii anyway?”

      Surfing in the morning. Golf in the afternoon. Then pina coladas ‘til we puked. Repeat.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 02 28 at 08:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Who caused the earthquake?

      They did:

      Charlotte Green and Rob Wilkinson were enjoying a sexy cuddle in Gainsborough, Lincs.

      She said: “I thought it was Rob getting carried away.

      We had just got into bed and were being a bit naughty when it happened.

      “The bed started shaking suddenly and there was this low rumbling noise. It went on for about ten seconds.”

      Charlotte, 17, said: “Rob asked, ‘Did the earth just move for you, darling?’

      “Then he said, ‘Was that as good for you as it was for me?’ We started laughing, wondering what had happened.”

      Farm worker Rob, 19, added: “Everything started vibrating and the walls were shaking. It felt really strange. We just lay in each other’s arms, shaking.”

      Posted by David Morgan on 2008 02 28 at 08:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. English Earthquakes

      They happen, and more often than you’d expect. But, mostly not all that strong. It works like this;

      From the west you have the floor of the Atlantic Ocean pushing you east. From the south you have the continent of Africa pushing you north. Since all this pushing isn’t equal at all points things get kind of crumpled up. In short, those of you residing in Western Europe are in the middle of ongoing mountain building. Which means, physically speaking, you have nowhere to go but up. That’s right, in about 5 million years Dublin will be a prime location for the Winter Olympics.

      Expect discovery of active British faults (and not cultural or political either) to be announced in the next few months.

      Posted by mythusmage on 2008 02 28 at 08:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. mythusmage:

      (headline)
      Scientists discover British faults!

      Experts say, proof English were wrong all after all.
      Unnamed source close to the investigation says the foundations upon which the English have built their society is deeply flawed.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 08:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. dang. Got all extra random wordy again. And I wasn’t even angeraged this time.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 08:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. # Ah! The joy of return; the proof (if any required) that adversity is not without comfort and hope!

      Where else such “cultured insolence”; where else such wit—like a sword—that makes me feel the point as well as see it.

      It is clear I shall have to lift my game…

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 28 at 08:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. #32 Genius. Ugly pinko women with not a male in sight. Hmmmmm.

      Reminds me of a not so physically attractive lesbian I know, who intellectualises/defends her sexual preferences with all sorts of high brow comments. Until she’s pissed.

      Then she blubbers out regularly that she just hates men.

      The truth is in the ink and it’s all about revenge.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 28 at 08:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mate, here in New Zealand we don’t get out of bed for anything less than a 5 pointer that lasts longer than a minute or so.

      Posted by brian_smaller on 2008 02 28 at 08:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. MentalFloss

      +Infinity…For you. Even though it is the same as…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 28 at 08:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. I haven’t read the other 72 posts here, so excuse any redundancy in my post, but what a f*cking idiot.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 02 28 at 08:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. (About Laura Blood, that is, even more than the other morons.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 02 28 at 08:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 No, no, no get with the plan, plate tectonics are being driven by the removal of all the oil and gas which in turn lead to AGW.  It’s all linked you see!

      Posted by Quoll on 2008 02 28 at 08:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Silly woman didnt even get the location right – not unless Dudley has magically migrated over to Lincolnshire.

      Posted by Quoll on 2008 02 28 at 08:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m running around the house turning off lights and turning down the thermostat.
      If England gets sucked into the fiery hell of the earth’s core, it won’t be my fault!

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 02 28 at 09:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Merlin:

      Ohh!! Question, if I may?

      Can the “sucked into the fiery hell of the earth’s core” thing be finessed at all? Like, you know, focused to a specific area?

      I’m not asking because I want France to get sucked down like that, but it could benefit from a bit of fire hardening.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 28 at 09:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yes, we should be living in the bush and have no electricity, sewage systems or methods of regulating temperature. This would ensure that there will be much more food to go around as child mortality will sharply increase and being 35 will be considered elderly.

      Posted by captain on 2008 02 28 at 10:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy, don’t bother me now!
      I’m sucking the snowmelt out of my gutters!

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 02 28 at 11:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m confused. I thought it was, “Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NOOOOO!”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 02 28 at 11:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 Rob Read: I used to wear a t-shirt that said “Stop Plate Tectonics” (I figured if you had a ‘cause’ it might as well be a big one).  One day on campus a very nice young lady stopped me and asked if I had a methodology in mind (seems she was studying geology).  I replied that I was considering using 3, 8010 mile long 2 mile diameter vanadium steel bolts with really big lock washers.  Put one through each axis and tighten down.

      She said her favored method was to use 50,000,000 3-foot wide rubber bands of circumference 24,500 miles, but she was wondering who would help her stretch them.

      We finally compromised on a bazillion miles of duct tape.  Sure, it would take a while, but it would work.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2008 02 29 at 12:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. “What the hell were we doing in Hawaii anyway?”

      Swiping it from the natives so we could grow sugar cane and pineapples.  What else?

      Same sort of thing we did in the continental United States.  You know, the place you’re currently squatting on.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2008 02 29 at 02:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Leftys just don’t get that the right to maintain political control over an area depends ONLY upon the will and strength to take any particular area, and then the will and strength to hold onto it, once you have it.

      Hawaii was ours because we were strong enough to take it, and it’s still ours because we’re strong enough to hold it.

      Sorry, if the harsh reality offends leftoids, but it is the reality.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2008 02 29 at 02:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #52, Grimmy, As ridiculously funny as those ads are (I nearly cried laughing at the “Trunk Monkey Theft Retrieval System”), I have to point out that Chimps are apes not monkeys.

      The lack of a tail is a bit of a giveaway.

      How long has Suburban Auto Group been a P.A.C.O. company?

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 02 29 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #82, JorgXMcKie:

      The visuals of that conversation as it played out in my noggin while I read your comment has me beset by spasmodic fits of laughter.

      I hope it passes soon. I’m starting to get a headache.

      Is it possible to laugh myself into a brain embolism?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 29 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #82 JorgX,

      my teenage son’s favourite T-shirt is one that states;

      Obey Gravity,
      It’s The Law.

      Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m reaching for the punishment plank as I type. *sigh*

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 29 at 05:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Warmenists of all lands: REUNITE GONDWANALAND!!

      Posted by Mikael on 2008 02 29 at 07:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #55 wanglese
      Grimmy is right, I made it all up out of buzzwords and horrendous science.  The paper I mentioned doesn’t actually exist.  I hope not, anyway.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 29 at 12:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #71 brian_smaller

      Mate, here in New Zealand we don’t get out of bed for anything less than a 5 pointer that lasts longer than a minute or so.

      Here in California, we don’t even notice anything less than a 5 pointer.

      ;^)

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 29 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15 paco

      All I have to say is this: damn. I’m impressed.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 29 at 12:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #85, WOZ:

      There you see the brilliance of the marketing program.

      Yes, chimps, as apes are self aware, and therefore liable to unionize, or appeal for workers rights, if recognized as such.

      Monkeys are not of high enough order intelligence to be self aware and are therefore less likely to be a management problem, legally speaking.

      QED: Higher profit potential if the chimps are marketed and accepted as monkeys, rather than apes.

      This isn’t an exploit or even cutting edge marketing. Just reference the use of lite to imply less fat when in reality it meant lighter colors used in packaging, or “less calorie per serving” by simply reducing serving size.

      Much like price loads, reality is what the market will bear. And as such, subject to manipulation where ever possible.

      Didn’t you read your PACO Industry Employee Welcome Manual?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 29 at 01:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #92: Grimmy has obviously mastered the manual.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 29 at 02:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Explosive volcanic eruption and tectonic activity are the two main causes of earthquakes. But with all the talk about global warming and how its effecting the environment isn’t this a sign that we really have to start leading greener lifestyles. Our erratic weather is starting to take real effect.

      We must appease the volcano god. How about sacrificing a trainee journo bimbo (hey, I didn’t say virgin).
      Interesting she removed the post; perhaps a colleague pointed out it’s stupidity and she doesn’t want it to haunt her future career as a bimbo journo.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 02 29 at 07:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #93
      Innuendo alert!

      Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2008 02 29 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15 Paco, good stuff. I suspect it is his speach writer who is the copyist; I don’t reckon hussein has the wit or learnin to recognize that his words are not original. He’s just a manekin.

      Who’s behind him? Siros? the Chicago democratic mafia? Who’s that mayor now? Daley?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 02 29 at 07:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #33 Barrie, the same reason they were bombing Darwin.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 02 29 at 08:06 PM • permalink

 

  1. DTAM

    It has nothing to do with Glow Ball Warming. It is instead, firmly connected to global cooling. There was all this liquid rock and it cooled down and snapped apart giving us these plates. These plates are disgusting, they have animals and birds and people who are out in the woods crapping all over them and I wouldn’t eat off of them (even at a picnic). So I think that Laura is sorta right but in the wrong direction. I have a bachelors degree in science just like that Dr. Science guy. Just make the check out to that other science guy and I’ll be along sometime between midnight and eight to collect it.

    Posted by Mike H. on 2008 03 01 at 10:48 PM • permalink