Thursday, April 28, 2016

It sucks when science doesn't support your panic theory

Alas, this refers to last Friday, because I am slow, but it still holds true:
With the Obama administration set to sign on to the Paris climate agreement Friday, founder of The Weather Channel John Coleman isn’t mincing words when it comes to the role he believes science has taken at the United Nations.
“The environmentalists, bureaucrats and politicians who make up the U.N.’s climate panel recruit scientists to research the climate issue. And they place only those who will produce the desired results. Money, politics and ideology have replaced science,” John Coleman wrote in a USA Today op-ed.
. . .
“When all the scare talk is pushed aside, it is the science that should be the basis for the debate. And the hard cold truth is that the basic theory has failed.
Anyone who understands the theory upon which manmade global warming is based  -- and that includes all of the alarmist scientists, although none of the alarmist media -- knows that the data do not support what they are pushing so hard, and hasn't for a long time. These people are so full of shit the only color they see is brown. And green, of course, from the government grants they keep getting to study this "crisis/" More coming.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Civil War quiz you should try

Mrs. Wolves recently sent me a quiz on The War Between The States, even though the quiz said it was about The Civil War. I scored 29 out of 30, and only missed the one because I doubted myself. Damn.



There was some weekend farming activity

Not a lot, really, because mostly I was reseeding things that got killed by the frosts and cold we had a couple weeks ago. I thought we might be gambling a bit, given the weather forecasts, and I think it turns out we were. So, Saturday I packed up Jeb the Wonder Dog and off we went to The Farm:


Yeah, we've seen that one a time or two. Or one like it, anyway, as that was taken Saturday. So, when I got to The Farm, it turned out that the spinach had pretty much completely failed, the peas were at about 90 percent failure, and the radishes were over 50 percent failure. The peas barely came up:


The radishes were under half germination:


Almost no spinach in the small bed:


One plant in the larger bed:


So I res-sowed spinach in the big bed:


And spinach and radishes in the smaller beds:


We also harvested some asparagus:


Potatoes coming in;


Even Farmer Tom's planted-wrong potatoes are coming up;


Also, the green beans, planted after the last freeze, are starting to come up:


We'll see how the reseeding works out. Should see some garlic soon, and I think tomatoes and peppers will go in this weekend.

This actually seems to be the norm lately

Yeah, the University of Salisbury recently experienced a hate crime involving a drawing depicting a person being hanged with "#whitepower" written beneath it. Yeah, black students did it;
The students identified as the people behind a recent racist drawing found at Salisbury University’s library are black, school officials confirmed Tuesday.
The image, found April 10 on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library, showed a stick figure being hung and labeled with a racial slur. Underneath was the hashtag “#whitepower.”
The university confirmed Tuesday, April 26, the students involved in the incident were black, spokesman Richard Culver wrote in an email. The university would not provide names of the students, citing the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Call me a hater, but this seems to happen a lot in recent years. Minorities on college campuses can't seem to find enough racists stupid enough to do the hateful things that activists wish they would to justify the activists' existence, so they perform the hateful acts themselves. I don't feel like looking up numbers on this, so if you disagree, prove your case and I'll come back with examples. Otherwise, refer to the title of the blog.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A little behind the times, but still funny

I think this is an excellent skit. Not sure why people think Ted Cruz is robotic:


Please, God, let Trump lose.

Which war, exactly, is Iran planning to fight?

Everyone in the region who might fight a land war with Iran has more modern tanks than this:
Earlier this month, Iran unveiled a new main battle tank, the Tiam, that appears to be a mashup of Chinese and US tanks from the 1960s, The Diplomat reports.
The tank appears to have the main hull and engine of the US' M47M Patton, a variation of the M47 Patton made in the early 1960s, and the turret of China's type 59/69 tank, first produced in 1958.
Seriously, no one in the region drives tanks with technology that old. Further, the new Iranian tank apparently sports a 105mm gun, just a wee bit smaller than the 120mm guns typical on U.S. and European models, and even smaller still than the 125mm guns typical on Russian tanks these days. A gun that small is likely to fail to penetrate the armor of any nation's tanks that Iran might go up against. What the fuck are they thinking? This thing looks like something third-line Soviet reserve units were driving in the 1970s, for God's sake:


Not sure what, or if, they're thinking. They still fly local copies or the 1960s-era MiG-21, and they produce copious amounts of them, apparently based on the theory that they can simply overwhelm an opponent. On the other hand, they also are bolstering their air force with local copies of the Su-27, a much more modern fighter and actually one of the better dogfighting planes ever built. But they could build as many of these tanks as they want, and likely only ever kill a more modern tank by accident. It looks like it has reactive armor, at least on the turret and front, but I don't see that saving it against modern ammunition designed to defeat reactive armor. So why are they building these? Beats me.

This might make some good game food

I like meatballs at least as much as the next guy. This looks pretty good:


Feel like I should test drive this before football season.