Quantcast

Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 30 2012

OK Ohio, time to show us how to rock and roll!

Ohio is key to Romney, if he loses that state his path to electoral bliss hits a brick wall. It’s mathematically possible for him to win, but much harder. Recent polls show Obama with solid lead in the state, but voters are fickle and events unpredictable. The good news is early voting begins in the Buckeye …

Continue reading »

Sep 30 2012

Arctic temperatures now exceed Medieval Warm Period

Scientists used a clever technique to pin down the temperature a thousand years ago during the medieval warm period. The results are both fascinating and a little depressing:

Continue reading »

Sep 29 2012

Mormons to fast and pray for Mitt’s debate next week

If this is The Plan, we may be OK. Because nothing fails quite like not-so-ancient magic rituals:

Continue reading »

Sep 29 2012

Garbage in, garbage out

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The conservative fantasy world, so carefully crafted with Kochwhore pocket change, has built up an alternate reality so seductive that it’s now turning on its creators. One way it manifests is with GOP denial over polling data showing Romney ina  death spiral. Garbage in, garbage out, now the untreated run …

Continue reading »

Sep 29 2012

I’ll be the drunk guy

1000_Year_Temperature_Comparison

Paleoclimatologist extraordinaire Dr. Michael Mann will be in my home town of Austin next week. Mike has been invaluable again and again in helping me and dozens of other bloggers convey the subtleties of his field of study to thousands of readers over the years. In fact he and his cohorts created one of the first dedicated …

Continue reading »

Sep 28 2012

New comet may dazzle

A new comet in the frigid outer reaches of the solar system may be an old friend, and it could put on a  dazzling display in late 2013 or early 2014. But take it with a grain of salt: I’m old enough to remember the hype of Comet Kohoutek AKA the dud:

Continue reading »

Sep 28 2012

The little search engine that couldn’t

Go to a website and you will see it. Split a virtual piece of wood and it is there. I’m talking of course about the annoying, omnipresent ads for the search engine Bing, by Microsoft. It/they simply will not leave me alone. I’m sure it’s a fine product, no doubt a great deal of effort and maybe even …

Continue reading »

Sep 28 2012

Curiosity strikes paydirt

MarsH2O1

Mars Curiosity landed in the right place alright! Just a few steps from touchdown the one ton rover snapped this image showing what planetary geologists (Areologists?) say is a lead pipe cinch for an alluvial fan, i.e., freely flowing water:

Continue reading »

Sep 27 2012

Obama surges among Catholic voters

This is so delicious. It seems like it only a few weeks ago when Catholic voters were going to hand the election to Romney cuz the Kenyan anti-colonial socialist was going to side with sluts instead of the good misogynists of Moreltown, Stateasota. I guess everyone’s dumping on Mittens:

Continue reading »

Sep 27 2012

What’s the opposite of the bandwagon effect?

When a Presidential campaign has the kind of month Mitt Romney’s had, its traditional to start offering critique.

Continue reading »

Older posts «