Carbon Hypocrisy At The NYT

Ann Althouse spots it, in reference to home pizza cooking:

The key to this recipe is a using the oven and broiler in combination. A hot oven heats the pizza stone, which bakes the bottom of the pizza crust. Then the broiler comes on and cooks the top of the pizza.

It works like this. Heat the oven and pizza stone at 500 degrees for one hour (if using a baking sheet, heat it for 30 minutes). Roll out the dough and top your pizza, then slide it onto the pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake it for three minutes. Then turn off the oven and turn on the broiler. Broil the pizza until golden, crisp and a bit blistery and charred in places for one to four minutes, depending on the heat of your broiler.

Although this sort of hypocrisy is trivial, it is illustrative.  Global warming alarmism is not about the environment; it is about manipulating the economy, controlling others, and limiting their options.  You guys in the sticks should drive Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) but we will continue to enjoy our pre-heated pizza stones and baked +broiled pizza.

As Althouse says, “Shut up about my light bulbs. Just. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.”  Funny, I just re-stocked my hoard of incandescent lightbulbs yesterday, though I still need more.

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Published in: on June 21, 2011 at 11:38 am  Leave a Comment  

A Lesson For Our Times

Fewer Laws Make Better Beer in Japan.”  Regulation is nearly always, at least in significant part, designed to protect incumbents from upstart competitors.  Over-regulation stifles innovation and the overall economy.  Maybe President Obama should have another beer summit and try to learn this important lesson.

Via Instapundit.

Published in: on June 21, 2011 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  

The Newt Gingrich Campaign Is Sinking, And The Rats Are Abandoning Ship

Well, I’m not sure Gingrich ever really was in the running for the Republican Presidential nomination.  He was (and is) technically in the race, but didn’t (doesn’t) have a chance of getting the nomination. 

Gingrich would have been a disaster in the general anyway, between the cheating on his previous wife and his penchant for running off at the mouth.  Whenever he speaks, I sit waiting patiently to see whether he says something really quite clever and true in a novel and persuasive way, or instead shoves his foot squarely into his mouth leaving one wondering what he was possibly thinking. 

But anyway, it appears that we will likely be spared the spectacle of a lengthy Gingrich campaign.   Hot Air and others are reporting that his senior campaign aides are departing en masse.  Speculators are speculating that the aides are jumping to the Rick Perry ship, but regardless of whether this portends a new entrant, it certainly indicates that Gingrich’s days as a candidate are numbered.

Published in: on June 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

“Beheading of Afghanistan politician seen as message from insurgents”

Yes it is.  The message is, they are barbarians.  They are mired in the muck of ancient ideologies and grievances.  They are ill-suited for the modern world.  They should not be feared, but destroyed.

Published in: on June 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

If You Made It Up, No One Would Believe You

Mediaite reports: “Gennette Cordova, the 21-year-old college student who was the first woman connected via lewd photo to Rep. Anthony Weiner . . . was voted ‘most likely to be involved in a tabloid scandal’ by classmates at Shorecrest High School back in 2007.”  

Someone should track down Shorecrest’s “most likely to succeed” and get him/her under contract.

Via Ace’s sidebar.

Published in: on June 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Howdy All

Nope, I didn’t get Raptured. 

It is kind of strange, this blogging thing.  All of a sudden, I found I had very little that I wanted to say about politics and such, so I stopped posting.  Nothing was planned, it just kind of happened.  I just became distracted and decidedly uninterested in blogging for a bit, plus I had some stuff going on at work and home that was more important than rambling on in this here forum. 

Anyway, most of what I would have had to say was probably just a bunch of dick jokes given the salacious, creepy, and just plain weird news-dominating episode of public self-destruction by one Anthony Weiner.  And by now, all the good jokes have been used half to death.

So I’m back.

Published in: on June 7, 2011 at 12:24 pm  Leave a Comment