Saturday, September 13, 2014

YE ARTS & CLIMATE PYRATES DAILY

AVAST! Sunday next being International Talk Like A Pirate Day 'tis time to signal all that has Letters of Marque in the Climate Wars to level a Broadside at them Lubbers and Lascaradoes what fly the black Flag & swill the Codfwallop of Bosun Watts,  for a  pirate translator could but improve the bilge the bully Boy of Port de Nile difpenses!
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                       __ From Ye Times Chronicle of Higher Navigation __

Letters    of Marque
If the Bering Strait warms much further, will Mifstefs Palin put down her polar bear harpoon & run for  Governor of ye Spanish Main? 

Tis rumored ye kayak oaring Corsairatrix may instead play the Tea Party Joan Bonney, & plead her belly in Execution Dock to please the pro-life palaeo-pyrates 

As Obama Reis begala sets sail from Martha's Vineyard, the quarterdeck (Where the smoking lamp be lit)  is abuzz with scuttlebutt
of interns behaving badly in the back room of the Black Dog and the grog shops of Edgartowne...

In Prince-Towne on Delaware, where Richard Rorty  did avast himself a “syncretist hack.” the scurvy scrivner caulked a  philosophical mosaic  fair and bye... more»

Smart as paint be Cap'n Trivers 
He loves the logic o' evolution.Tis bilge to tell that dead men tell no tales when Philosopher's Mate Darwin o'ye barque Beagle dead reckoned a geometry o' time yar as the geometry o' space that lubber Newton or that Leghorno Bos'n Galileo ..Aaaarrh! more>> 

Should local folk rebuild N'Orleans as she was? By Cap’n Lafitte’s bones, No!   Probably it be not a bad idea, says Carlin Romano. (Aaarrhhh, me parrot!)   Quite possibly, it be a catastrophic one... (Bilge!) 
Academic anthropology be in   crisis, says Dan Sperber, who be not alarmed. (Yarrr, into the futtock   shrouds ) “It deserves t' be in crisis. (Weigh anchor!) It deserves t'   explode, let it do so”... (Bloody privateers!) more»   
Piracy has a long 'n brutal ahoystory. (Bilge!) How it has   been treated in law makes a useful precedent for terrorism... (Prepare to   dance the hempen jig, matey!)


  

             New-Captured Logs              
 USE IT TO READ THE SCIENCE  LITERATURE ? 
WHY SINK ME,  MISTER PRESIDENT,  THIS BE ME THERMOMETER  READING  EYE !
A warmin' earth? The Fig of  Spain  to all of yer monsoon n'megadrought scuttlebutt-  arrrh, if  'tis too mild in Madagascar, man the capstan and follow the polar bears through the Northwest Passage to plunder the China Trade ! more>
A SHANGHAI  MAN O'CLIMATE WAR
"BELAY YOUR JUNK SCIENCE!"
Says a helmsman who reads the real thing at risk of keelhauling by Captain Koch ...

Beware and take care 
O' the  Bight of Benin
For one what comes out
Thar's  twenty  goes  in

(Weigh anchor!)  
If we ever   find out that a basic tenet o' Buddhism be shown false by science, we simply   must give it up. Who said it? The Dalai Lama, the kirtled heartland landlubber. more»  

Sink me if  Hilde Kschessinska: prima ballerina assoluta, mistress o' Czar Nicholas II ain't been buried at sea – a poppet o' vast skill, massive energy, 'n implacable willfulness ... (Dead men tell no tales.)

Shiver me  timbers! Till the 18th century, Scots, like other Europeans, saw distilled spirits as medicine or a substitute for central heating.  Then a few Jockoes started t'drink whisky for fun... (Pass the Demerara, mate)  
From Voltaire 'n David Hume   t' Rob Ingersoll 'n Clarence Darrow, atheism used t' be on the march,   religion on the aft foot. (Blimey!) Times change...  more»

Th’doxy was dazzled by Sartre’s brilliance as a philosopher. For Simone de Beauvoir, terms like 'essence' or 'contin'ency' worked like a chest O’gold pistoles'... (Aaarrhhh, )
The FDA sawbones hath banned absinthe as it be "adulterated” with wormwood. (Arr!)  Still, customs agents will typically ignore a  bottle or two in yer duffel... (Yarrr, more grog, wench!) What next ? Smoke-free opium dens in Limehouse?
Sure, it’s naive t' think   that all moral beliefs be universal. (The chase is making full sail, matey!)   But thar may be an innate “moral sense” across cultures... (Damn me   eyes.)
Should Lafiite’s folk rebuild N'Orleans as she was? By Cap’n Jackson’s bones, No!   Probably it be not a bad idea, says Carlin Romano. (Aaarrhhh, me parrot!)   Quite possibly, it be a catastrophic one... (Bilge!) 
Curst be the Bones o’them as reprinteth this but as by the Articles of ye  ALD’s  permission for editin Pyratese be thirsty work requiring of  costly Zacapa rum to suftain it. So by the Code,pray send doubloons to ye Paypal account of    Mnestheus@aol.com
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          Essays & 
        Affadavys
 Be quotation marks around decadal temperature averages the new boldface

Arrh, 'tis lame as a grog shop sign hailing “FINE FOOD”- when it puts smoked  rats int the lobscouse--don’t expect such usage to overhaul Bristol fashion English ... more» 
 The Brethren of the Somali Coast are askin how yer Arab left can openly embrace  Muslims listing far to starboard? , says  Hussein Ibish, (By the Black Spot, that be a Barbary Boatswain sure) such matey gestures ne'er be returned but by a poxy kiss o'Davey Jones camel ... more»

Booty doesnt buy happiness.” Oh, aye? (Yaaarrrr!) A strong correlation exists between the  clime o' a country 'n its general level o' happiness. (Gangway!) But as   Aristotle. (Bloody Levanter !) knew ... more»

Upstream of Basra al-Qaeda's hard aground so the lascars be moving their jihad to Europe, but turn Turk, OBL's marabouts say, and the caliphate will discount its scurvy port dues dockside !!more»... 

Antarctica be a red state. March o' the Penguins ‘affirms norms O The Code like monogamy sacrifice'n child rearin'” says a critic. But some o' those penguins be gay... (Bilge!)
Thar be genuine intensity in the sufferin' o' Frida Kahlo. Yet thar be somethin' vaguely repulsive in the adulation she receives.   Victimhood, aft all, be not beatitude... (Poxy landlubber!) more»  
Editin' be a bloody trade(Arrgh!) But knives aren’t the exclusive property o' butchers. (Aaarrrrhhh!)   Surgeons use 'em too. (Yo-ho-ho!) Blake Morrison defends editors wi’rusty cutlasses... (Aararrhhahr!) 

 The scurvy quacksalver Søren Kierkegaard rebuked the Christianity  o' 'is day: rather than get rid o' the whorehouse, it preferred t' baptize   it... (Arrgh!) more»

Belay yer New Orleans frenchies blubbering of hurricanoes! That City o' floods, graceful Venice has survived such calamities as fires, plagues 'n keelhauling of its poxy gondoliers: Nay U.S city has ever had t' endure the like...

Christopher Hitchens were a man whose passion outran 'is reason.  Blimey! he were fun t' read 'n t' argue with, but smart as paint? more»  
Democracy? (The chase is  making full sail, matey!) Good governance can include many components besides   democratic participation, says Francis Fukuyama. (Bloody landlubber!) Lay aft and consider the case o' Sin'apore, ye Lascar dogges!

However baggywrinkle 'is private life,  Arthur Koestler left astern an absorbin' body o' work  for anyone who enjoys the battle o' ideas... 
“Nay iron can pierce the   heart with such force as a period put just at the starboard place” Raymond   Carver above all loved precise writin'... (Aaaarrrhhh!!!) more»  

God looks after drunken bilge rats, , children, 'n the USA, but on what strange tide did  He shanghai Palm Beach voters into flighting a neocon   agenda aloft into the riggin ? more»  
“ Arrrrh, n'I have felt it meself,” Freeman Dyson said
“The glitter o' nuclear weapons.  It be  irresistible if ye come t' 'em as a scientist: an illusion o' illimitable   power.” ( Tis time for another broadside-- have the powder monkey fetch 10 more kilotons from the magazine  ... ) more»  


























Friday, September 12, 2014

CLIMATEGATE : ALL IN THE FAMILY



Watts' absolutely fabulous sense of irony and recent press reports have left the world wondering if Monckton 's latest is an homage to his coke-sniffing, donut-frying sister-in-law Nigella Lawson, the hard-partying  BBC  domestic goddess and cookbook writer whose father  Lord Lawson  chairs the Global Climate Policy Foundation?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WE HAVE A LITTLE LIST



WHAT CAN ONE MAKE OF HEARTLAND PRESIDENT JOE BAST’S CLAIM THAT

“OVER A HUNDRED SCIENTISTS”

HAVE ADDRESSED HIS ERSATZ CLIMATE CONFERENCES, WHEN ONLY 29 OF THE PRESENTERS AT THE 9 CONFERENCES TO DATE HAVE PUBLISHED ANYTHING IN  ANY OF  THE THOUSANDS  OF PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS TOUCHING  ON  CLIMATE CHANGE ?

THE TOP 100 ‘SKEPTICS’ IN TERMS OF POPULAR MEDIA EXPOSURE HAVE A GRAND TOTAL OF 90 CLIMATE SCIENCE PAPERS BETWEEN THEM, AND, AS THIS LIST WITNESSES, 75 OF THEM HAVE PUBLISHED EXACTLY NONE


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