Ice melts, creating killer water.
When I went around to the barnyard to look in on Henny-Penny, founder and recording secretary of The Holy Order of The Sky is Falling (Al Gore, Pontiff), I found her pacing about, with a steely look in her eyes.
Me: You don’t look happy.
Ms. H-P: I’m not. I’m a free-range chicken and I am ranging this yard to think out a solution to a new threat to the human race. One of the Pontiff’s people just called to tell me about a molecule that people overdose on and die of every day. We’ll have to get the EPA to do something about it.
Me: What’s the molecule?
Ms.H-P: Dihydrogen monoxide.
Me (stifling a laugh): Sounds toxic, but that’s actually just another name for good old H20, water.
Mrs. H-P: Are you sure? That would be a great relief, but why would the Pontiff’s people become so alarmed?
Me: As we’ve discussed before, your Pontiff believes a lot of things that aren’t true. You’ll recall his recent interview on National Public Radio when he said the temperature at the core of the earth is “millions of degrees.” If that were true, the planet would have burned to the size of a charcoal briquet eons ago. The sun’s temperature is only about 10,000 degrees.
Ms. H-P: I hardly know what to believe any longer.
Me: Here’s something you can believe and it’s good news, for it means that your worries that the sky is falling and that the planet is warming at an alarming rate may soon be over. As you know, The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, every six years publishes a report that’s supposed to be an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence of climate change.
Ms. H-P: Yes
Me: Recently, the IPCC was forced to retract its claim that Himalayan glaciers are melting rapidly. The claim was based on a non-peer-reviewed report by the World Wildlife Fund. The Daily Telegraph in London then did an investigation of other IPCC claims and came up with some lulus.
Ms. H-P: Such as?
Me: Such as the IPCC’s claim that mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was declining. It turns out that one of the two sources it quoted was an article published in a popular mountain climbers’ magazine, based on anecdotal evidence from climbers who had noticed changes.
The other source was a dissertation for a Master’s degree written by a Swiss student who quoted interviews of Alpine guides.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?