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Honey, I didn’t know you invited Al Gore to tea


We’re expecting sixteen inches of global warmening tonight. Okay, that’s the Mail. They are <ahem> somewhat prone to exaggeration — but we’ve just watched the evening news, and it looks pretty dire out there. It’s been snowing on Scotland for two weeks, and now it’s moving across the sunny South.

It’s a lot for here, I’m telling you. And worse than the snow is the deep cold that looks to hang on afterwards, turning us into a slippery Britcicle.

The Met Office has so much egg on their faces, they could make face omelets. They — for the third year in a row — promised us a record warm Winter, as temperatures have gone down and down to levels not seen in decades.

How can £200 million a year buy weather forecasts so consistently wrong? Because the Met Office is the throbbing heart of British warmist propaganda.

The current chairman of the Met Office, Robert Napier, was previously chief executive of WWF-UK, the UK arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature. In other words, a long-standing, committed environmental activist bugfuck looney-tune.

And, in the chattering teeth of this latest embarrassment, management has given itself nice, fat raises.

The question is, how long will Britons pay stupid money for short-range forecasts substantially less helpful than just sticking your head out the damn window, and long-range forecasts that amount to hysterical international suicide pacts?

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:07 pm

Yup, here in Colorado, we are supposed to get 3 inches tommorrow. No enough to satisfy your average woman, but more than enough to screw up all the new people moving to Ft Carson from Ft Hood…..

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:07 pm

According to da news tonight, a lady in Scotland went out on Christmas Eve to buy a turkey. She still hasn’t returned. Apparently it hasn’t stopped snowing for 15 days up there in the land of the deep-fried Mars Bar and she hasn’t been able to get back home.

All together now…. ‘Awwwwww’.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:12 pm

She’s probably shagging some hot young stud to keep warm…..

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:14 pm

Scuba: One inch predicted up here in the frozen tundra near Hartsel. The temps have been colder than usual, though. Now they’re only a bit lower than normal (for January), but they’ve been like this since Turkey Day. I recall most years, I’ve worked horses in a tee-shirt some days around Xmas.

Weez: “The question is, how long will [we] pay stupid money for short-range forecasts substantially less helpful than just sticking your head out the damn window, and long-range forecasts that amount to hysterical international suicide pacts?” That is worthy of Bartlett’s.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:16 pm

ZOMG, I love pears!

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:27 pm

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve cruised through Hartsel, but in the foothills, they’re claiming that we will have snow and blowing snow. Great news for my Security/Ft Carson to Denver round trip commute tommorrow…….

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:33 pm

Plus, I must admit that it would be FAR better to be working horses in Hartsel in December than Castrating Lambs in Craig in April…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUxpb2KkgRQ

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:36 pm

You do it the way old Mexican sheepherders did it, Scuba? If so, I agree. In fact, I’ll go you even better: I’d rather be doing anything rather than castrating lambs anywhere (the old-fashioned way, at least).

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:37 pm

LOL… Watch the clip dude. Mike Rowe got a RUDE shock that day… :-)

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:38 pm

And Weez: Such word-play is benee–ah, who the hell am I kidding?

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:51 pm

I wrote a little 7-line PHP function to grab an RSS weather feed today (I’m playing with parsing RSS). Here’s what it said:

Array
(
[Temperature] => 32.1
[Wind Speed] => 7
[Humidity] => 55
[Rain Today] => 0.00
)

That’s °C, by the way (i.e. 90 °F). It’s cooled down a bit – nearly 7pm and it’s 28.5. Tee hee, ain’t I a stinker?

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:56 pm

Dunno, DG. Somewhere in the ceiling with have the revenant of a rodent who, um, didn’t quite make it to Christmas, thanks to the little festive presents left in the loft by the ratman, when he came to call, a couple of weeks ago.

Now that’s what you call a stinker.

It is, truly, awful.

 


Comment from armybrat
Time: January 5, 2010, 9:17 pm

Weas…you’re in charge of warming it up….I’m flying thru there Fri on the way to Athens where it is predicted to be 69 when I land. Now, on the way back, I wouldn’t mind having my travel disrupted and stranding me someplace sunny for a few days….get a few extra days off that the boss can’t deny me.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 5, 2010, 9:27 pm

Hey, I’m pumping out carbon dioxide as fast as I can over here. You don’t want me to hyperventilate and pass out, do you?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 5, 2010, 9:31 pm

Awwww…Scoob sent me this heartwarming Winter greeting card:


 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:07 pm

Any more where that came from? It makes me very happy.

I am always amazed at the amount of awfulness that can come out of a furry little corpse. How do they miss it when some old lady dies and they discover her six months later fused to the carpet?

 


Comment from Rodent
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:16 pm

Mornin’ All. (waves paw)

If those elves are making snow, I’d be happier if someone shot the lot of ’em in their fookin’ ‘eads.

I hope the folks at East Anglia CRUft have opened the doors and are taking in refugees from the warming.

And, no, I’m not the one stinkin’ up attic.

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:24 pm

MY GRAPH CUP IS HERE! MY GRAPH CUP IS HERE!

* puts a bucket on my head and runs into the wall.

YAY! OW!

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:33 pm

I sure wish my psycho kitteh cup would show up…….

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:56 pm

Well Dave, there is always the MST3K version of “The Deadly mantis”….

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7129155869963038572

 


Comment from Red State Witch
Time: January 6, 2010, 12:17 am

Stoaty, perhaps you could build a bonfire out of remaindered copies of the April 28, 1975 edition of Newsweek (“The Coming Ice Age”).

 


Comment from weirdsister
Time: January 6, 2010, 12:53 am

Here in the balmy South (Georgia, to be exact), we are experiencing a steaming cup of global warming in the form of temperatures in the teens (F, not C), with wind chill in the range of OMFG! If this trend continues, Al Gore is going to have to switch his hobby back to hunting ManBearPig.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:36 am

And now, for something COMPLETELY different!!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/3209484/Whale-protest-boat-cut-in-half

 


Comment from USCitizen
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:38 am

Nice graphic-sickle map.

 


Comment from scubafreak
Time: January 6, 2010, 4:23 am

LOL…. Whine and ye shall recieve. Death from Above Kitteh is now firmly ensconced beside Zombie Reagan in my kitchen, awaiting my next cup of coffee….

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:00 am

Scoob! That was you? YES, I’ve only sold one of those damned things. But that’s because I haven’t started marketing my kitteh store to crazy cat ladies yet.

I went to bed before your flurry of office funneh arrived in my inbox last night.

And my driving instructor just called and cancelled! Yay! That’s how much global warmening is on the roads! (Actually, not much…but enough you wouldn’t want to be on the road with me).

 


Comment from sillyblindharper
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:27 am

I hope you charge elf’n’safety over this global warming, Weasel. Someone could slip! …and crash into a wheelie bin!…
oh, woe!

Stay safe,

Happy New Year to teh Badger House!!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:35 am

The CDC sent me a factsheet on how to protect myself from anthrax if I handle animal skin drums.

Just exactly when was our government co-opted by filthy hippies?

 


Comment from sillyblindharper
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:41 am

Be grateful for the snow. Hippies hate cold…

 


Comment from harbqll
Time: January 6, 2010, 12:54 pm

The forecast is calling for snow here as well – southern Alabama. That’s roughly the same latitude as Cairo…the one in Egypt, that is.

AGW my ass.

 


Comment from Skandia
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:00 pm

I’ve refrained from making a comment ‘cuz I know you are not accustomed to these conditions, but I have to laugh. . .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1240629/At-mercy-deep-freeze-Schools-shut-firms-hit–6-inches-snow.html

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:19 pm

Aww, Damien’s back! In merchandise form anyway. He was so cute.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 2:08 pm

Adorable. In a vicious serial killer kinda way.

Skandia, I’ve seen Nashville lose its shit over an inch of snow. To be fair, they didn’t have the gritting and plowing equipment to deal with hit.

 


Comment from scubafreak
Time: January 6, 2010, 2:25 pm

Yup, that was me. Since I picked Schroedinger out of the litter, my kitteh aura has grown exponentially. Next, I need to get some swag with NuclearKitteh on it.

I’d LOVE to have something with Pigpen on it. I almost couldn’t let go of the little shit when the ladies came to adopt him.

 


Comment from Nicole
Time: January 6, 2010, 2:29 pm

Am I the only one juvenile enough to point and snicker at “WWF-UK”? I mean, all it needs is a T in place of that 2nd W…

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 2:48 pm

Nicole, this is a country with a whole clothing line called FCUK (french connection uk) named thusly to make you do a double take.

Scoob, have you got some especially cute shots of any of the little wigglers? Nice big high resolution ones? Until I get some designs built up, I think I’m going to make it a standard offer on that shop that I’ll put your cat on stuff for free in return for the right to sell it.

Unless I get inundated with bad photos of somebody beloved precious dead kitty. Then I’ll kick the offer under the rug.

 


Comment from Skandia
Time: January 6, 2010, 4:51 pm

Ms Weasel,
Ja, I’ve seen Dallas, and Albuquerque do the same over an inch of snow. So I’ve tried to not laugh, but can’t help it.
It is exciting though. Think of it as an adventure. (Which is what gets many people in trouble.)

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 6, 2010, 6:37 pm

Stoatie, I can send you the one i have here at work, but I’ll have to look on my home computer to see if i have a better one.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 6:49 pm

No rush.

 


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: January 6, 2010, 9:15 pm

Cold here too, although not as cold as most of you are experiencing. I just had to turn the heater on again.

 


Comment from JeffS
Time: January 6, 2010, 9:40 pm

My “snow shuts down city” story involves El Paso, Texas. Whilst stationed with the 3rd Cav as young 2LT (which dates me nicely, for those that follow this sort of thing), a “winter storm” hit the place. The regiment was out in the desert, on manuevers. Fearing the worse (i.e., accidents in military vehicles, and thus more paperwork), the regimental commander shut down training, and sent everyone home.

However, the “winter storm” was just a bit of freezing rain that hit the streets just before morning rush hour. Most folks were clueless about driving in slick conditions, so they had a lot of accidents. Which could have been avoided by simply waiting a couple of hours for the ice to melt. After living 4 years in South Dakota — and three blizzards — I could only guffaw.

I proved my point after being released by my unit for the day. I climbed into my VW Rabbit and went screaming down the empty streets of El Paso. Only 4 wheels drive vehicles were out. It was heaven — no traffic jams. And my front wheel drive Rabbit.

Heh!

 


Comment from BillT (aka "The .0004572% Of Traffic That’s From Iraq)
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:22 am

I’ve seen Nashville lose its shit over an inch of snow. To be fair, they didn’t have the gritting and plowing equipment to deal with hit.

The snow removal plan for most areas south of the VA/NC border is called “Spring — Wait For It.”

 


Comment from nbpundit
Time: January 9, 2010, 8:33 pm

I love that pic! Posted it on facebook for a friend
who is an island native. His kids will be able to make
snow angels!

 

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