Lobal cooling

June 21, 2011

A denialist's brain: recent scans show evidence of cooling

The Man who writes stuff like this…

Sure Glenn Beck has his faults but they are vastly outweighed by his strengths: his fearlessness in speaking truth to power; his gift for explaining political ideas in a way that galvanises the attention of Middle America; his sheer entertainment value

And this…

the values of the eugenics movement and of the modern green movement are closely connected

Brings you this:

It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming.

Sadly one of the heavyweight US solar physicists (only heavyweight when they’re telling you what you want to hear, it seems) has had to issue a follow-up statement [see bottom of page]:

We are NOT predicting a mini-ice age. We are predicting the behavior of the solar cycle. In my opinion, it is a huge leap from that to an abrupt global cooling, since the connections between solar activity and climate are still very poorly understood. My understanding is that current calculations suggest only a 0.3 degree C decrease from a Maunder-like minimum, too small for an ice age. It is unfortunate that the global warming/cooling studies have become so politically polarizing.

Delingpole is one of the ringleaders of the denialist movement and when any of his claims about climate science is examined it leads to a similar misinterpretation/incontrovertible lie. But good on them for winning the propaganda war.


‘GAYS UNDERMINING MARRIAGE’, SAYS PRESS RELEASE

April 10, 2011

The gay lobby continues to undermine the sacrosanct institution of marriage, according to a damning new report by a PR company.

Dichs&Lobley have made the report available to hungry journalists in the past week and are delighted with the coverage.

“We’re very pleased about the exposure we’re getting. We’ve been in the business for years and we know how to play the press. When we were offered a skip-full of cash to promote homophobia, covert racism and general intolerance towards minorities, we were delighted with the opportunity.”

PASSAGES

Commenting on the difficulties they had conveying complex ideas to a readership with the mental age of a dead monkey, chief executive of Dichs&Lobley, Tristram Dichs added,

“It very difficult to distil lots of material down to sizes that the average gutter journalist can accommodate. Large passages are usually disappointing and put punters off. Size is important, and knowing when to release: timing is everything.”

PROMISCUITY

Julian Gaggin, spokesgay for gay advocacy group Rings of Ire, says marriage has many benefits which shouldn’t be denied to gays and lesbians:

“For too long we’ve been denied the frisson of adultery. We have to make do with just old-fashioned promiscuity but marriage would open up a whole new world of excitement and moral degradation. Just think of the extra-marital affairs. Sex was starting to get dull for fags, and we’re tired of bareback sex with strangers. Even the monthly HIV test has lost its excitement. We want something new–we want marriage– and it’s a contravention of our rights to deny it.”

“We are also worried that the conservative press might tire of boring stories about cottaging and gay orgies. Gays are secretly worried that the tabs will move on to other outgroups. We’re terrified of the day we wake up and there’s not a single sensationalised story about dirty gays. If we don’t have the right to adultery then it will be Asians making middle England gag on its porridge.”

WICKEDNESS

Felony Milps, of Decent Ordinary Christians Keeping Institutions Not Gay, opined that gays are trying to ruin a millenia-old tradition which has its roots in the inviolable wisdom of some old books.

“There is lots of evidence that gays make bad parents. Marriage must be between a man and a woman because it is the normative coupling in nature and the only one which can produce children into a safe, loving home environment which in turn produces unquestioning Judeo-Christian traditionalists thereby ensuring that normal values are ensured and enshrined in society as they ought to be according to the traditional traditions which have been the bedrock of civilisation and are unalterable and not subject to scrutiny nor any meddling by devious multicultural relativistic liberals who regularly resort to the sneaky tactics like independent thought, reasoning, logic and the wickedness of empirical evidence.”

PUBESCENT

Ed Todgebury, Conservative MP for Girthing Frockett and Minister for Fairness, has been leading a campaign in the Commons to put an end to homosexual behaviour with the exception of elite private schools.

“It’s alright in the boarding school dorm but when one reaches school-leaving age one must no longer tumesce when one espies the exquisite globularity of a pubescent boy’s bottom.”


The Health ‘n’ Safety myth industry debunked

January 14, 2010

BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour interviewed elf ‘n’ safety chair Judith Hackett yesterday. She went into some detail about the misrepresentation of the HSE by the media. Thankfully the HSE has an antidote to most of this fabulation in their Myth of the Month page, going back to 2007.

Health and Safety stories have become an exceedingly easy way to ratchet the indignation of an angry readership. Stories like conkers being banned at schools (no they weren’t) are so beautifully seductive to both hack and reader; the journalist can make up all the lies he wants and never risk litigation, the reader can further convince himself that the world is indeed going (or has gone) mad.

Some indication of the magnitude of the reservoir of spurious health and safety stories is apparent in the numbers of them published in the papers whose very existences, it would seem, depend on the lies of tabloid journalists. These stories are oxygen for The Daily Mail and The Telegraph. Searching their sites you get the following results:

“health and safety” in Daily Mail = 4738

“elf ‘n’ safety” in Daily Mail = 140*

“health and safety” in Telegraph = 6360

The latest one to emerge is that you’ll face prosecution for clearing the snow outside your home. Another risible lie, but a myth which has had the momentum to carry it abroad. People in Ireland actually believe this shibboleth too. Nothing to do with the Irish Daily Mail, would it?

*Richard Littlejohn coined the term ‘elf ‘n’ safety’. He is arguably the most strident critic writing about the HSE and its fascist agenda, which he does from his home in Florida.



Vince Cable and Chris Giles(FT) criticise tax breaks for marriage

January 10, 2010

Liberal Democrat Vince Cable and Financial Times economic editor Chris Giles expose the fallacy that is the Conservative proposal to award tax breaks for marriage. Essential reading:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1241938/VINCE-CABLE-Here-comes-bribe–itll-end-tears-David-Cameron.html

http://blogs.ft.com/money-supply/2010/01/05/the-idiotic-debate-over-marriage-tax-breaks/


Some of the best media critique around

January 7, 2010

Tabloid Watch is a relatively young blog doing exactly what it says on the tin, exceptionally well.


Violence against children is OK; it must be true, it’s in the newspapers

January 4, 2010

It always starts with a study. Marjorie Gunnoe, professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has carried out research demonstrating that children who get a bit of a smacking fare better than their un-smacked counterparts in adulthood.

Keyword of the last paragraph: Calvin. He’s the man who created Calvinism. For the enlightenment of the uninitiated, that’s a variant of Christianity.

Ms Gunnoe is a professor of psychology at a Christian college. Their mission statement contains this nugget: ‘We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ’. This in itself doesn’t discredit the research, rather it behoves the journalist who cites the ‘study’ to disclose the potentially biased background in which the research was conducted. Neither The Times, The Daily Express, The Telegraph nor The Daily Mail did this when they lazily, bovinely and uncritically published the conclusions of the research. But the damage is done. This story has gone viral and there’s no stopping it.

This could be a brilliant and rigorous study but the trouble is you won’t find it anywhere. At least I didn’t. No link to it appeared in the above articles and I couldn’t find it anywhere in a search engine, despite a frenzied array of search-term permutations. It never appeared. Nor did the biggest newpapers in the land reveal to the dupable reader the name of the prestigious journal in which the study appeared. Absolutely nothing. The British nationals simply gulped it down without a grimace, when they should have gagged on it.

It is quite possible that the only thing this study proves is that national newspapers don’t give a cuddly cudgel about checking their facts, and that a substantial tranche of the national press practically exults in stories which surreptitiously advocate violence against children.

It’s a wet dream for family advocacy groups, authoritarians and tabloid readers everywhere. Proof that the loony-left have spared the rod and spoiled the children with their progressive pacifism. None of your PC-gone-mad/yuman rights, just a good leathering like what we used to do when we won the war. Obviously children need a smack every once in a while to safeguard against them becoming undisciplined chavs or godless homos.

These ‘studies’ seem thin on study but conspicuously good at absolving you of the guilt you’re suffering from being physically aggressive to your children.  Sorry, I meant smacking. Because there is an important distinction. Apparently.


New evidence that global warming is not man-made

December 16, 2009

A study has been published which lists one hundred reasons why the scientific case for anthropogenic global warming is no longer tenable. The new data will be seen as further evidence that the global climate is in fact stable or even entering a cooling  period.

The study 100 Reasons why the ‘ Copenhagen ’ Governments and other proponents of “man-made” Global Warming theory of Climate Change are completely wrong appeared in the journal The Daily Express.

The author of the study, Jim McConalogue, a political analyst affiliated to the European Foundation, a Euro-sceptic think-tank, told The Express, “This demonstrates how tenuous, improper and indeed false the scientific and political claims are for man-made global warming.”

The study, originally published in the European Foundation’s peer-reviewed The European Journal, examines new data-sets previously thought to be unrelated to climate change. The study asks, “Why should politicians devote our scarce resources in a globally competitive world to a false and ill-defined problem, whilst ignoring the real problems the entire planet faces, such as: extreme poverty, hunger, disease or terrorism.”

McConalogue is an acclaimed climate expert best known for his seminal paper Ireland’s 100 Reasons to Vote ‘No’ to the Lisbon treaty.