Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Posts for the times

Neal has struck with a great piece on the calibre of the electorate.
A highlight:
I used to work in technical support for a 24x7 call center. One day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call center was open. I told him, "The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." He responded, "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?" Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, "Uh, Pacific."
. . . . . . He also votes!

And Hershblogger at The Other Club shows the follies of the First Church of Kyoto Worshippers in Global Whatever:
Stephen Guilbeault, the director of the Greenpeace movement for Quebec, describes "Global Warming" from the Enviromenshevik standpoint:
"Global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter, that's what we're dealing with."
What we're dealing with is bullshit.
Trotsky would recognize the technique - your opponents can't possibly win if every possible counter-example is predefined as evidence supporting your position.
Every climate condition or weather event is, ipso presto, not only evidence of human caused "Global Warming", but evidence we can actually fix it via Kyoto.
Go read them. Now.