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Hockey stick? I’ll give you a hockey stick!!!!!1!


I cannot POSSIBLY be the first to think of this.


Comment from Sissy Willis
Time: November 24, 2009, 12:15 pm

But of course you twitter. Having become totally addicted, I regularly neglect my favorite blogs, like yours. ‘Glad I stumbled into you again. Not sure how you take your Glenn Beck — sweet or savory — but your hockey stick would be a perfect visual aid for one of his “lectures.”

Comment from Gromulin
Time: November 24, 2009, 2:53 pm

Damned Warm Mongers.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2009, 2:55 pm

Spammer lumme:

I like this web very much.

This is such a great place.
And it is not like other money orientating place, the info here is genuinely valuable.

I am definitely bookmarking it as well as sharing it with my friends.

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: November 24, 2009, 3:56 pm

So…all that hot air coming out of Gore and co. causes global warming? Al Gore, the greatest cause of global warming.

Also, I didn’t know that sweasel.com is a “money orientating place”. What is this info? Invest in RC Cola and Moon pie?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2009, 4:12 pm

I think “money orientating place” refers to sites that try to pick your pocket all the time.

Oh, hey, look at this! Just in time for Christmas: Zombie Santa Christmas Cards.

Heh heh heh.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 24, 2009, 5:14 pm

It’s getting like walking thorough a Moroccan souk around here.

If anyone offers to sell you a part-worn badger, don’t fall for it.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 24, 2009, 6:49 pm

Stoatie, you are a deliciously twisted soul… ๐Ÿ˜‰

We need to each get a box of those and send them to various lawyers at the ACLU…….

Comment from GreenBroke
Time: November 24, 2009, 6:53 pm

Back in 1096, the weather is all we talked about, ALL the time. The weather had gotten so warm that we couldn’t Crusade anymore. Then in about 1103 it cooled down a bit and we started up again. It was so awesome. Great times back then.

Comment from Chef Mojo
Time: November 24, 2009, 7:21 pm

Hey Stoatie, how are they taking all this in Merry Olde? I only catch bits of the press over there, and it seems kinda like over here. MSM is mostly looking up at the sky, with their hands in their pockets, whistling a nervous tune. What’s the mood over there?

Comment from iamfelix
Time: November 24, 2009, 7:52 pm

Yes, I’d like to hear the opinions in Merry Olde, as well. I’m hearing (reading mostly) a whole lotta nuthin’ here, except from the places that never bought AGW in the first place. But since I don’t have TV, I’m quite out of the loop. I think I lost a couple of my work chums a couple months ago by 1) dissing Obama Care and 2) laughing at AGW. And I didn’t even really jump around & curse & wave my hands like I wanted to.

Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: November 24, 2009, 8:00 pm

Even the British people recognize a flawed Hockey Stick! Maybe not the Press though. I thought they weren’t too interested in winter sports. I have called for a thorough investigation of Penn State’s Michael Mann if anyone’s listening. The bastard will give one of the best Meteorologic Schools a black eye. Jail is way too good for this scum.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2009, 8:03 pm

Absolutely exploded across the blogosphere. Has merited mentions on some BBC news programs, but they’re obviously terrified to touch it. The main papers are trying to contain it by letting their blog staff cover it. They cover it well — gleefully even — but still, not on the front page so far. Except to talk about the crime of hacking.

What’s interesting, if figures just cited by Allah are true, lots more Americans believe in AGW than Brits. He says 72% (down from 80%). Here, less than half polled believe in it.

That’s either despite or because of the UNBELIEVABLE wall to wall propaganda. We bought a frakkin’ loaf of bread the other day that told us how much CO2 was produced to make, move and consume it. No shit. Green blather finds its way onto EVERYTHING.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2009, 8:06 pm

Can’t you just tell, BTW, that the news media had queued up a bunch of extra-super-crispy alarmist shit to run just ahead of Copenhagen? And now THIS. Oh, they’re beside themselves.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2009, 8:44 pm

Pahahah! I might’ve known there would be a Minnesotans for Global Warming. And why not? It’s fucking freezing there!

“Hide the decline” is from the infamous email, in case you haven’t been following Climategate as delightedly as I have.

Comment from Allen
Time: November 24, 2009, 8:46 pm

It just struck me about the dude Mann at Penn State. Maybe he’s related to Manfred Mann and his Earth Band.

“Blinded by the light…”

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 24, 2009, 10:09 pm

Hey y’all, see what your footprint really is at http://www.myfootprint.org

Try to max it out. I got 10.35 earths for my evil ways! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: November 24, 2009, 10:36 pm

I’ve been merrily grep(1)ing through that abortion of data known as ye merry old FOI2009.zip and I must say, these cads really take the cake. I really can’t believe that they honestly thought they were doing science.

Comment from Shifty1
Time: November 25, 2009, 12:17 am

Of course they thought they were “doing” science…Just like I think I’m gonna be “doing” the Mrs later….

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Time: November 25, 2009, 7:56 am

[…] therefore the only one you really need to pay any attention to…is Stoaty’s. As she says, the correlation is shockingly plain. And the nice thing is, unlike those criminally […]

Comment from Blast Hardcheese
Time: November 25, 2009, 10:38 am

Forget the emails. Forget “hide the decline”. Small potatoes.

Their computer code…you know, the code that showed we all needed to wear hairshirts and start living in the woods…that code? The code was so addled and bug-ridden that it would consistently output a negative value from a squared variable. This is the sort of thing that results in facepalm among math-science-computer guys.


Comment from BillT
Time: November 25, 2009, 10:48 am

The AGW crowd is now hinting that Steve McIntyre (who exposed the flaws in several popular The Earth Is Burning Up studies) used his mad Canuckistani computer hacking skillz to capture those 3,000 files *overnight*, zip them up nicely, and plunk them down on the Russkie site.

Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: November 25, 2009, 11:09 am

The AGW crowd is now hinting that Steve McIntyre (who exposed the flaws in several popular The Earth Is Burning Up studies) used his mad Canuckistani computer hacking skillz to capture those 3,000 files *overnight*, zip them up nicely, and plunk them down on the Russkie site.

AND use his time travelling skills to send them to the BBC 5 days before they appeared on the ั€ัƒััะบะพะต ftp site? Heavens! How can we stop his evil plan to . . . wait, what’s his angle here, anyway?

Comment from harbqll
Time: November 25, 2009, 11:18 am

Too bad, Scuba. I’m only 9.73!

I fail… ๐Ÿ™

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2009, 11:26 am

Yes, the Harry Readme file is a stunner, isn’t it? By the end, I felt terrible for the guy.

Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: November 25, 2009, 1:36 pm

I feel so small, I’m only worth 5.04 Earths ๐Ÿ™ At least my food “footprint” was 46.1! Hooray for being a top-o-th-foodchain predator with a thirst for blood.

Comment from Blast Hardcheese
Time: November 25, 2009, 1:55 pm

Man, I am so ashamed. I only made it to 6.4 earths, even with all the flyin’ around I do. Thought for sure that’d put me over 10.

Anyway, I don’t like their footprint measurement scale. I want to see a real footprint measurement! Do I have tiny little ballet shoes or big stompy boots the size of station wagons?

Here’s some more meat for Stoaty’s minons; a MIT meteorology professor’s talk on AGW alarmism. Here’s part one of six:


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2009, 4:19 pm

Shoot. 4.74 earths. I’m an underconsumer ๐Ÿ™

I wonder how many greenie points I got simply by not living in the US.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 25, 2009, 5:13 pm

Academic scientists tend to be very disdainful of good software engineering practises. It’s amazing the number of times I’ve seen code that was basically whipped up in a quick and dirty fashion later used as the basis for publishable research. The unmaintainable code, ad hoc programming solutions and missing/incomplete datasets we see in the CRU files are all par for the course. Lay people would be shocked. Of course in most cases the shoddy coding practises weren’t being used to bolster demands to mess about with hundreds of trillions of dollars.

Comment from Shifty1
Time: November 25, 2009, 8:10 pm

Woo-Hoo! 14.35 Earths! Suck on THAT Gaia! ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess I won’t complain anymore about having to commute 50 miles each way to work in my eeeevil pickup truck, or living 20 miles from any shopping areas! HA!

Comment from jwpaine
Time: November 25, 2009, 8:16 pm

Eternally the optimist, I visit lgf about once a week to see if Susan Powter’s advice has prevailed, but no joy. Charles bought in to AGW a month or so ago (and in a big “convict finds Jesus” way), and today he’s sneering at the “anti-GW” crowd for even suggesting that the recent revelations might call into question the integrity of the scientists involved. Can somebody tell me wtf? Did he pick the wrong year to quit huffing glue?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2009, 8:25 pm

Oh, man, has Charles ever lost his shit. It’s been exceedingly odd to watch.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: November 25, 2009, 8:48 pm

I’ve heard of epiphanies going the wrong direction before, but other than a horse kicking him stupid, I can’t think of an explanation.

I guess I should have backed away a few months ago when I noticed he was spending days and days engaging in nothing but personal flame wars and/or obsessed rants about European skinheads.

Comment from cbullitt
Time: November 25, 2009, 9:11 pm

Stoaty, I’m just wild about the Harry_Read_Me file. Gave me as many hits in one day as I had the previous week. Got my own hockey stick, which I posted, of course.
Too bad it took the Mail to tell folk the BBC had sent a small army of presenters to Copenhagen to continue the noble work of selling us into feudal servitude.

Comment from harbqll
Time: November 26, 2009, 3:46 pm

Just for fun, I redid the little test, except this time, I filled everything out as if I were a perfect little eco-tard hippy. It still gave me a score of 1.52…until I redid it saying I had purchased an indulgence, uh, I mean “Carbon Off-sets”.

THEN, it gave me a score below 1.0, which tells me exactly what that test is all about.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 26, 2009, 4:11 pm

Huh. Even some of the hippies are tumbling to the fraudulence of the concept, harbqll.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 26, 2009, 6:32 pm

I answered the quiz truthfully and scored 0.77. I guess no car, no need for heating or A/C and no tumble dryer explains that.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 26, 2009, 6:39 pm

And I still bet you get points for not being in the States.

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Time: November 27, 2009, 12:45 pm

[…] Don’t ask me why this lady hasn’t been on my public blogroll. That’s been corrected. She’s been on my browser’s “favorites” list for a couple of years at least. Her blogging style reminds me somewhat of mine: you never know on a given day what’s going to show up on the page. hers is always worth a browse, often worth a “hmmmmm!” or a chuckle, and sometimes it’s pure unadulterated brilliance, like this graph: […]

Comment from yonason
Time: December 4, 2009, 1:06 pm

Nope, you aren’t the only one to think of that. Great minds, and all that.
(last article there)
or, here in the original.

It’s along a similar line of thought, anyway.

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