Ronsday – Globull Warming

Ron on a nonexistent crisis.

Ronnie Raygun once said that the trouble with liberals isn’t that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much stuff that isn’t so.

Wow, hard to say it much better’n’at. I mean, look at Faux Chi – he’s flip-flopped so many times on masks and vaccines and herd immunity that I’d be suspicious if he said that cancer kills more people every year in the US than covid (which is true).

In fact, the WuHuFlu “pandemic” is nowhere as serious as the “wokedemic” in this country, a condition which rips people’s common sense right out of their skulls and throws it into the street where it’s run over by campaign buses and Priuses.

Instead of “herd immunity,” Faux Chi and Hollyweird and about half the governors in the country are working frantically to develop herd stupidity. The only people I can think of who’ve been wrong more often than Faux Chi and other pretentious twits are entertainers, Joe Biden, and climate “experts.”

Sheeeesshhh! First we were headed toward a “new ice age.” Then we had the hole in the ozone which was gonna wipe out plant life and the race would be on to determine whether we’d die first of skin cancer or starvation.

Next was “we’re gonna run outta oil and wind up back in the Stone Ages.” And that was immediately blown away with “if we don’t stop driving SUVs, we’ll turn the planet into a hothouse and die of suffocation.”

Around 1977 or so, a paper in the journal Science predicted the atmospheric CO2 would double by 2020, and by mid 21st century, CO2 concentration will be 5 to 10 times higher than they were at the time of the article.

According to NOAA, CO2 concentration has gone from 335 ppm in 1978 to 412 ppm in February of this year (before travel was severely reduced by the Chinese gleep scare) . . . which is not even a 25% increase.

In the mid 80s, a NASA engineer predicted that earth’s temperature will rise from anthropogenic causes to be hotter than it’s been in 100,000 years. His climate model showed that “by the year 2020 we will experience an average temperature increase of around three degrees [Celsius], with even greater extremes.”

Well, the truth is that according to NOAA, global temperatures since 1987 have risen about .5 degrees Celsius.

In ’86, the EPA predicted that sea levels around Florida would rise 2 feet by 2020. (Why only around Florida, I donno.) But according to various agencies including NOAA, it’s risen around 9 centimeters (if that much), which is 3 ½ inches, not feet.

Later, not to be outdone, Greenpeace announced in October 2000 that global warming will result in massive economic decline for most of the smaller Pacific island nations, the most vulnerable being Tuvalu, Kiribati, Cook, Palau, Tonga, and French Polynesia.

Fact is, tho, that Tuvalu’s revenues have increased by millions of dollars, and it has seen 6 consecutive years of economic growth. Kiribati is also experiencing GDP growth, and reports from other island nations indicate steady or improving economies.

Fears of what increased CO2 levels could do to human life on the planet caused India and China (two of the biggest CO2 emitters) to cut emissions by 2020, China by 40 to 45% below “business as usual” levels (2005 figures).

Despite the promises, however, China’s emissions have INCREASED by nearly 170%, and India’s are up more than 200% since the promises were made.

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth (2006) predicted there would be no snow on Kilimanjaro by 2020. An Ohio State geologist agreed: “‘At [the] rate [we’re going], all of the ice will be gone between 2010 and 2020,’ said Lonnie Thompson, a geologist at Ohio State University. ‘And that is probably a conservative estimate.”

But surprise, surprise! Visitors to Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa) report plenty of snow this year.

Also, a senior research scientist at a prestigious university in England announced in 2000 that winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event . . . [and] . . . “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” Viner said.

By early December 2020, Scottish traffic control engineers report at least 10 centimeters of snow, and their winter fleet consists of over 200 vehicles for plowing and spreading salt on snow-covered roads.

And not to be left out of the discussion, the US DoD predicted in 2004 that climate change will be America’s greatest national security threat, possibly resulting in international conflicts over resources, coastal cities everywhere inundated by rising oceans, and possibly nuclear war as people look for places to live and something to eat.

Maritime shipping companies are still waiting for predictions about an ice-free Arctic passage beginning in 2020: “It is reasonable to conclude Arctic ice loss is very likely to occur in the first rather than the second half of the 21st century, with a possibility of loss within a decade or two,” the paper claimed.

But . . . the University of Colorado announced 3.9 million square kilometers of Arctic sea ice in September 2020.

Over 10 years ago the US Geological Survey team predicted that the glaciers in Montana Glacier National Park would be gone by 2020. So, the park erected signs warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020. This year, the glaciers still exist, but a park spokeswoman told CNN that the park didn’t have enough money to change the signs.

I’m not sure what to say except that the US has done more to reduce its CO2 emissions since leaving the Paris Accord than any other nations on the planet, and it’s pretty goddam presumptuous of us, IMO, to think that human activity can counteract Mother Nature and that big, hot, shiny thing in the sky.

Climate “experts” and gurus have been promising doom for over half a century now, such as the Maldive Islands’ sinking due to climate change . . . BUT – the islands are actually growing in size.

Truth is, of course, that climate is a very complex thing and the facts simply don’t seem to support predictions that humans are causing temperature rise.

I think the problem with climate change is between people’s ears. Here’s why: In his campaign, right before the election, Joe Biden called Trump a “climate arsonist” and declared that if Trump is re-elected, the country will have more “hellish” events such as fires in the West, floods in the Midwest, hurricanes in the South and East.

And then . . . and THEN . . . he promised that if HE’s elected, we’ll have fewer fires, fewer floods, and fewer hurricanes. Jesus Christ, Joe . . . RUSM??

And at least 75 million American citizens voted for him, some more than once . . . not to mention another 4 or 5 million alien, dead, or imaginary people.

Yeah, I think I got a handle on this . . . the problem is Democrats, and the solution is term limits, rope, oak trees, tar & feathers, and firing squads.

Joke Of The Week

Not really a joke since those of us over 60 prolly heard most of these from our parents.

Most of the generation of 60+ were HOMESCHOOLED in many ways .

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .

“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION .

“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL .

“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My father taught me LOGIC .

“Because I said so, that’s why .”

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .

“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .

“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

7. My father taught me IRONY .

“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .

“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM .

“Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .

“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .

“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY .

“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times, don’t exaggerate!”

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE .

“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out…”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .

“Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY .

“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION .

“Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .

“You are going to get it from your father when you get home!

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE .

“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP .

“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

20. My father taught me HUMOR .

“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .

“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS .

“You’re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS .

“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM .

“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .

“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”

From Gary.

Almost Over

Definition of eternity: The runoff race in Georgia.

Arrrggghhh! I am sick of it! I’m sick of the robocalls on my landline and my cellphone.

I’m sick of the text messages. I received six so far today.

I’m sick of the ads on YouTube.

Fortunately. I don’t watch anything in real time on my TV so I’ve been able to fast forward through the ads there.

I don’t have a good feeling about this election. The Dimocrats stole the presidential election in plain sight and Raffensperger and Kemp did nothing about it. Raffensperger did a signature audit in Cobb County where there was no evidence of voter fraud but didn’t do one in Fulton County where the real fraud took place. Looks like he decided he didn’t want to get reelected.

Looks like Kemp wants to be a one term governor as well. Look for Abrams Tank to defeat him in two years as all of the Trump voters will stay home. Two years ago he campaigned with a shotgun. This year he used it to shoot himself in the foot.

The thought of having two Dimocrat senators from Georgia gives me a bad taste in my mouth.

I mourn for my state and I mourn for my country.

Ronsday – Next Year

Ron’s last post of 2020. A little humor. Or is it?

So . . . as the sun slides off the edge of the world on the evening of 31 December and brings the horrendous 2020 to an end, we will look forward to 2021 bringing a return to normal and the opportunity to get on with our lives as we lived them a year ago, sans masks, sans hibernation, sans shortages, sans gleep.

O.K., let’s look ahead into the time machine at what might await us . . . Ah! Here . . . a metro newspaper dated 24 January 2021 – just the main stories:

Akron, Ohio – the volcano’s major eruption cycle seems to be subsiding, and the smoke is beginning to clear. Ash and pumice have caused nearly every roof within 50 miles to collapse from the weight, and engineers say that in another week or so we might be able to get enough engines running again to restore electricity to hospitals and other emergency organizations.

Jackson, Mississippi – The flow of seawater from the river’s reversal after the 9.1 New Madrid quake has stopped, but water from the north still falls into the crater. Stragglers from Memphis after the catastrophic slide into the rift report that no evidence remains of a city ever existing on the east side of the Mississippi in Tennessee.

Hilo, Hawai’i — Naval units from Pearl Harbor report this morning that the massive explosion and resultant tsunami from Haleakala’s re-awakening have obliterated virtually everything on Maui and completely destroyed Honolulu, with catastrophic damage to the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

Fort Worth, Texas – The locust swarm has descended on downtown after denuding the surrounding countryside of every leaf, twig, and stem of plant life as far west as Albuquerque. Residents who were unable to evacuate the area have tried to shelter in homes and buildings from the voracious insects, but entomologists warn that when their natural food sources are depleted, they’ll eat anything, including people.

Ashville, North Carolina – Infectious toads, frogs, and salamanders are now everywhere, into everything, and people have no way to avoid them except by leaving town before they’re touched by the contagion. Citizens are encouraged to flee south, since the locusts are expected to arrive soon and the eastern seaboard is clogged with ash from the Akron volcano.

Orlando, Florida – An explosion in the python population from nearby swamps and ponds and streams has made residents fear for their domestic pets and toddlers. Some are reported to be longer than 40 feet and fully capable of swallowing an adult German Shepherd or Labrador with no difficulty.

Portland, Oregon – Ever-increasing numbers of violent sasquatch attacks have brought the city to its knees, forcing businesses and schools to close. Police have asked that citizens stay inside after dark and arm themselves with high-powered firearms to ward off the suddenly aggressive creatures.

New Orleans, Lousiana – Mosquitoes of enormous size are forming larger swarms every evening, infecting citizens with malaria, yellow fever, and new strains of respiratory diseases. The CDC suggests full PPE gear for everyone, especially the very young and the elderly. Biologists at LSU say there is hope that the locust plague will overpower and consume the mosquitoes, possibly becoming ill themselves from the diseases they carry.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Reports of multiple deaths from attacks by the venomous crow-rattlesnake hybrid which has escaped from the University of Idaho experimental bio-engineering lab. Apparently the new species multiplies rapidly and has the ability to fly as well as burrow to escape danger. Virologists are working frantically on an antidote for the toxin, which attacks melanin in the body and turns dark-skinned people into albinos overnight.

Anchorage, Alaska – No rest for the hardy frontiersmen as 4-legged salmon continue to plague homes and businesses, dying by the thousands and instantly decomposing into puddles of radioactive gray slime on streets and doorsteps. Professor Ichiro Nizikawa of the IUJ believes that other invasive mutant species resulting from the nuclear waste spilled into the sea by the Fukushima disaster will continue along the US northwest, eventually as far down the coast as San Francisco.

Las Vegas, Nevada – Mayor Goodman today asked for federal funds to help cope with the thousands of survivors from the sudden disappearance of most of California into the Pacific last week as “the big one” finally hit the San Andreas fault line. While nearly half the state’s 40 million population are feared lost, stragglers still appear from time to time, floating on debris washing up on the shores of what was once the “Inland Empire.”

Paris, France – Flocks of vampires and packs of werewolves continue to roam the countryside east of the city. Officials estimate at least a thousand shape-shifting vampires rise from the catacombs each night in search of their favorite nourishment and perhaps at least as many werewolves change form to attack innocent neighbors armed with holy water and silver bullets.

Washington, D.C. – Potential tragedy looms over the capitol as the country resigns itself to the inauguration and impending suicide of Joseph Robinette Biden as President. Or as the ghost of Thomas Jefferson recently commented when he appeared at a joint session of Congress to formalize the electoral college vote, “the great New World experiment’s descent into a socialist apocalypse.”

Munich, Germany – Government officials are scurrying to prepare for the massive influx of refugees after NASA and the ESA issued a joint statement confirming that newly discovered eccentric-orbit asteroid 2021 Bftsplk will impact the earth a few hundred miles north of Hawaii on 1 April.

The giant iron-core rocky planetoid roughly the size of Ayer’s Rock will strike at a nearly perpendicular angle and throw the waters of the Pacific Ocean over North America all the way to the east coast and completely obliterate all of Central America. In Asia, it will flatten all the island nations, including Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and all the smaller groups before inundating China all the way to Tibet. All of Indochina, India, and the east coast of Africa will be wiped out, with only central and northwest Europe being spared devastating floods.