I must admit I haven’t had a great deal of experience with the Northeast. It always reminded me of those rat experiments psychologists were so fond of around the middle of the last century, where overcrowding led the poor beasties to chewing one another’s little feetsies off. Kinda like those Big Brother-type, crowd - everyone - into - a - tiny - house - with - 24 - hour - video - cameras shows. It engenders odd behavior.
So, Mr. Hirsh, who built your house, grows your food, fixes your indoor plumbing - and your
car Pious, ... Must be kind of an odd feeling, as a Pragmatist, to look down your nose on someone who can kick your ass best you in any contest of practical skills…
In the summer of 1863, Robert E. Lee led an ill-advised incursion into Pennsylvania. ... One hundred and forty-five years later, the South--or what has become the South-Southwest--has won another kind of Civil War. It has transformed the sensibility of the country. It is setting the agenda for our political, social and religious mores--in Pennsylvania and everywhere else.
You mean those poor dumb bastards clinging to their guns ‘n’ Bibles out of bitterness at the inability of bureaucracy to make their lives Utopian? They’re setting the political agenda?
Hirsh then points to the cultural influences that kicked a girl off American Idol simply because she sang “Jesus Christ Superstar”—not because she sang it badly, but for the choice of the song, itself.
In the delicate balance of forces that have always defined American tastes--nativism and yahooism versus eagerness for the new and openness to innovation--art, or at least high craft, it seemed, had triumphed. But our national common denominator of taste is so altered today that the blasphemous dimension of “Jesus Christ Superstar” now trumps the artistic part. And somehow, no one is surprised.
I’m surprised. But, then again, I’m no American Idol fan, so I have no rational guesses at all.
But the phrase that sticks with me is this one:
nativism and yahooism versus eagerness for the new and openness to innovation
Guess I’ll hafta change my tag to “Nativist Yahoo from The Country™,” because I see a great deal more daring and belief in the potential of human innovation in those who set out to explore frontiers than in those that stayed behind in comfort and consistency.
In part this is a triumph of demographics. ... the nation’s population center has been “moving south and west at a rate of three feet an hour, five miles a year.”
Makes ya wonder: might they be leaving for a reason?
… the “radical nationalism” that has so dominated the nation’s discourse since 9/11 traces its origins to the demographic makeup and mores of the South and much of the West and Southern Midwest--in other words, what we know today as Red State America.
No pissed-off, nationalistic folks in NYC on September 12? Oh, yeah—I must’ve just seen those yahoos who make up the PD, the FD and the plumbers, truck drivers, and other ‘simple folk’ to be found doing the work the elites refuse to do.
This region was heavily settled by Scots-Irish immigrants--the same ethnic mix King James I sent to Northern Ireland to clear out the native Celtic Catholics.
Ya mean Rednecks?
After succeeding at that, they then settled the American Frontier, suffering Indian raids and fighting for their lives every step of the way. And the Southern frontiersmen never got over their hatred of the East Coast elites and a belief in the morality and nobility of defying them. Their champion was the Indian-fighter Andrew Jackson. The outcome was that a substantial portion of the new nation developed, over many generations, a rather savage, unsophisticated set of mores.
Is “Savage, Unsophisticated, Jacksonian Nativist Yahoo Moron from The Country™ Clinging to Her Guns and Freedom” too long?
Traditionally, it has been balanced by a more diplomatic, communitarian Yankee sensibility from the Northeast and upper Midwest. But that latter sensibility has been losing ground in population numbers--and cultural weight.
The coarsened sensibility that this now-dominant Southernism and frontierism has brought to our national dialogue is unmistakable. We must endure “lapel-pin politics” that elevates the shallowest sort of faux jingoism over who’s got a better plan for Iraq and Afghanistan.
erm… I thought that symbols were sophisticated vessels of Cultural Values and “words have meaning.”
Barack Obama seems to be so leery of being identified as an urban Northern liberal that he’s running away from the most obvious explanation of his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weatherman Bill Ayers: after Obama graduated from college he became an inner-city organizer in Chicago, and they were natural allies for someone in a situation like that.
Oh, I dunno—even this Savage Yahoo™ got this natural alliance.
We routinely demonize organizations like the United Nations that we desperately need and which are critical to missions like nation-building in Afghanistan.
I’ll pause here until you can stop laughing. ...until *I* can stop laughing.
On foreign policy, the realism and internationalism of the Eastern elitist tradition once kept the Southern-frontier warrior culture and Wilsonian messianism in check. Now the latter two, in toxic combination, have taken over our national dialogue, and the Easterners are running for the hills.
Ok - back that truck up. Ya mean Woodrow Wilson? The one who bragged that his WWI efforts contained “not a single selfish element?” Whose War Industries Board, Committee on Public Information and American Protective League worked diligently on the “transvaluation of values” for which war provided the opportunity?
That’s the Wilson you attempt to lump in with “frontier warrior culture?”
The younger Bush went to Andover, Yale and Harvard, but he rebelled against the ethos he learned there. The transformation is complete, right down to the Texas accent that no one else in his family seems to have. Bush is a Jacksonian pod person.
To those with “diplomatic, communitarian Yankee sensibilities,” to whom multi-culti tolerance is a rallying flag, this is the “sophisticated” level of compassionate comprehension for someone who disagrees with you? “Pod person?”
Still, something deep and basic has changed in our country. ...I dipped back into the Adams-Jefferson letters. ... What does seem foreign to us today is the dedication to free thought and, even more, free moral choice that so dominated the correspondence between those two great minds.
Oddly Predictably enough, I see it differently. From out here in The Wild West, it seems that those pursuing the “chilling of dissent” using invective, personal attack and attempts at outright gubbmint censorship are the Progressives scoffing, mocking, name-calling and Fairness Doctrining the Conservatives—excuse me, The Redneck Yahoos—into silence. This article exemplary among those efforts.
Another well worn tool in their bag is that most confusing, Projection. While shouting the loudest about “restrictions on my Free Speech” [then, how can I hear you shout?] they work the hardest to stifle others’ speech. While clamoring that we are “an intolerant nation, and that’s what gets you elected” they seem completely incapable of respecting that theirs is not the only valid opinion in the world. In fact they work overtime [at union time and a half wage] to make sure any differing opinion is not met with rational, fact-based argument but with emotion-based derision that corrodes the very concept of free thought. It makes the head spin.
The addiction of the “patrician, diplomatic, communialist” Yank-ees to self-praise makes the floor sticky, as well.
...this change is also attributable to the rise of the mass media and the eclipsing of the patrician culture that produced both Adams amd [sic] Jefferson. “Both the New England Yankee and the old Southern colonel are gone,” he says. “It’s a battle between folk cultures, and it seems the Jacksonian is the more dominant.” It’s not a clear-cut victory, but the South has won the day.
I think it’s clear he is not referring to the MSM/nooz media, of whose bias I am sure he would approve, but the prevailing ‘pop-culture’ media. It comes down to the “patricians” vs the “rubes.” Again. But this time, the Marxists consider themselves on the other side.
Heat up the iron and pass the board. It’s gonna be a looong, wrinkly August.
I don’t give so much attention to this article for it’s supposed brilliance: this self-styled patrician is so ignorant he couldn’t find the floor with his hat. I think it’s noteworthy because it states all the elements that we’re bound to be beaten over the head with all Summer long. It’s The Narrative.
And it ain’t exactly new:
I’m on my way down to the farmers’ market to pick up some pigs feet that I ordered for my neighbor so she can make head cheese and she made me promise I’d at least try some.....
Don’t ever tell me I ain’t a great friend. This proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt!
The role of Islam in Turkish society is a subject of continual debate. Secularists are protesting against what they see as the government’s increasingly Islamic agenda, and as Sarah Rainsford found out, the latest battleground could be across the butcher’s counter.
“We’re going filming at a pork butcher’s and a pig farm,” I told my Turkish cameraman in a text message. Slightly anxious, I added: “Is that OK with you?”
A moment later a message from Gokhan flashed back.
“Yes,” he wrote. “I like a good pork steak!”
He is not the only one.
Another Turkish friend told me that eating pork, which is forbidden by Islam, is increasingly popular in secular high society here.
She described this as an act of defiance by some Turks who fear religious dictates have begun creeping into their lives since a government led by devout Muslims took power.
But those people could soon be looking for a new way to rebel because Turkey’s pork industry is on the brink of extinction.
We met at his unmarked shop, in the shadow of a towering, Orthodox church.........
I want to thank everyone for their contributions for the fly traps for our troops in Iraq. We’ve raised a little over
$500 $600 (so far ;) and I’ll be ordering them tomorrow.
I found a pretty good deal and we should be able to get about
140 160, depending on shipping calculations.
I am never disappointed and always heartened beyond belief by your caring and generosity. I can never thank you enough.
If any of you missed it and wish to contribute there’s still time. My soldier informs me that he has plenty of troops and more than enough flies!
Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an Israeli museum for three weeks with lice in their hair.
“Art is no longer just a painting on the wall,” Milana Gitzin-Adiram, chief curator of the Museum of Bat Yam near Tel Aviv, told Reuters. “Art is life, life is art.”
Now they can never get rid of ‘em.....
Steyn is the best (but I repeat myself).
Allow me to run a highlighter over the most glittering parts (but be sure to read the whole thing):
If the tree-raising is Iwo Jima, a one-degree increase isn’t exactly Pearl Harbor. But General Stengel wants us to engage in preemptive war. The editors of Time would be the first to deplore such saber-rattling applied to, say, Iran’s nuclear program, but it has become the habit of progressive opinion to appropriate the language of war for everything but actual war.
So let’s cut to the tree.
So where exactly do Time magazine’s generals want to plant their tree? Presumably, as in Iwo Jima, on foreign soil. It’s all these third-world types monkeying around with their rain forests who decline to share the sophisticated Euro-American reverence for the tree. In the Time iconography, the tree is Old Glory and it’s a flag of eco-colonialism.
Unlike “global warming,” food rioting is a planet-wide phenomenon…
The result is that big government accomplished at a stroke what the free market could never have done: They turned the food supply into a subsidiary of the energy industry. When you divert 28 percent of U.S. grain into fuel production, and when you artificially make its value as fuel higher than its value as food, why be surprised that you’ve suddenly got less to eat? Or, to be more precise, it’s not “you” who’s got less to eat but those starving peasants in distant lands you claim to care so much about.
In the greater scheme of things, a few dead natives keeled over with distended bellies is a small price to pay for saving the planet, right? Except that turning food into fuel does nothing for the planet in the first place. That tree the U.S. Marines are raising on Iwo Jima was most likely cut down to make way for an ethanol-producing corn field…
The biofuels debacle is global warm-mongering in a nutshell: The first victims of poseur environmentalism will always be developing countries. In order for you to put biofuel in your Prius and feel good about yourself for no reason, real actual people in faraway places have to starve to death.
All three presidential candidates have drunk the environmental kool-ethanol and are committed to Big Government solutions. But… the eco-scolds are under no such obligation to consistency. Finger-in-the-wind politicians shouldn’t be surprised to find that gentle breeze is from the media wind turbine and it’s just sliced your finger off.
...no rationale for loosing a plague of eco-locusts on the food supply.
“eco-locusts” *sniff* [dabs eye] beautiful
As the last of 462 children from a polygamist ranch were arriving at foster homes in the Houston area and throughout the state Friday, their new caretakers were prepped on how to handle them.............
more macho than thou
Senator Clinton and Senator Obama will participate in a 90-minute debate in an open public forum. Just the two of them — no questioners, no panelists, no video clips. One candidate would speak for two minutes, then the other, alternating back and forth all the way through the debate. Their discussion – not any pre-set rules – would determine how long they spend on one subject before moving on to another. Such a debate would range across all of the challenges, large and small, we face as a nation or it could focus on the most significant issue we face today, — the economy.
Barack [NMN] O’Bambi’s response:
Whether it’s titillation tactics, misjudging erogenous zones or misguided notions as to what women want, men need to avoid the following bedroom blunders if they want to become great lovers...........
interview with a Lympian
Pennywell Miniature pigs bred at Pennywell Farm activity centre, Buckfastleigh, Devon. The specially bred pint-sized pigs are in big demand as pets - with thousands of people on the waiting list. Photo: PA
Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to ”close this city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends.
“We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians,”
...Sharpton urged people to return for a meeting this coming week “to plan the day that we will close this city down”
Whassa matter, Al—getting old? The White Night riots were that same night. The Rodney King riots, the same day. You gotta clear your calendar or something?
Ponder Material: How many of your people are gonna die in the riots this time, Al?
[this dolt couldn’t spell “responsible” if ya spotted him everything but the “r."]
An initiative to connect Iraqi students and teachers with the rest of the world via Internet is underway in Wasit Province........
“you wouldn’t understand...”
“Distractions! Squawk!! Distractions!! Profound Issues!!”
Barry NMN really is an O’Bambi in the woods if he believes what he has on his verra own website: AYERS AND DOHRN BECAME RESPECTABLE FIXTURES OF THE MAINSTREAM IN CHICAGO [screamer-caps in original]
Remember, here’s the REALITY: OBAMA WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD WHEN THE WEATHERMEN WERE ACTIVE
And here’s some “mainstream” from 2007
Amazing how mundane ...how downright boring it is to listen to her flapping around about living “in the heart of the monster” in Imperial Amerikka.
The Pledge of Allegiance is creating an uproar in a high school in southern Wisconsin. Not the Pledge itself, but the language it’s recited in.
For many years now, Edgerton High School in Wisconsin has allowed students in its Spanish class to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish over the Intercom one day of the school year. It also invites foreign exchange students (the school now has three) to say it in their own language.......
Olber-doosh still a tool
I know this is tedious: yet it’s still a popcorn moment. So here’s the quickie of it:
SCENE: Talking heads show discussion on MSNBC and the ultimate resolution of the “Democrat Party Contest” [these folks cannot take even a moment of uncertainty or conflict...]
[I know—“Head-On” commercials scoff at MSNBC ratings. nevertheless, we press onward.]
Howard Fineman: [...it’s going to take] “some adults somewhere in the Democratic party to step in and stop this thing, like a referee in a fight that could go on for thirty rounds. Those are the super, super, super delegates who are going to have to decide this.”
Keith Olbermannnn: “Right. Somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.”
Yeah… hokayfine. Classic ”I’m so intense” Olberdoosh rhetoric. whatever. But. the Moonbat reaction? [I say reaction because a response involves some actual skull-sweat. This crap is straight limbic chemical gush.]
Maybe I could talk about it in terms of the times I have been in that situation, alone with a much stronger and violent male, and what a man suggesting putting [Hillary] in that position does to me.
...the demands that she be eradicated from politics, a symbolic honor killing.
Nice similie, Miss AllAboutYou… Though the multi-culti ironing is a tad thick…
...Really, it can only mean one thing: Beating the crap out of Hillary Clinton, to the point where she is physically incapable of of getting up and walking out. At minimum. We know this. We know this because we have all seen movies ...
Movies. Reality. Movies...reality. movingreality…
If 2 white guys suggested that “somebody” take Obama into a room and Obama doesn’t come out, how would that sound to you?
If it sounds more...um, outrageous to say such a thing about Obama than it is to say it about Clinton, then you need to take a long look at your personal beliefs about human rights.
Can you imagine if a bunch of white guys suggested that “somebody” take another white guy [Rove, say… or Cheney or Dubya] into a room and he doesn’t come out?
As a woman, who has been in the unfortunate circumstance of being alone in a room with a male who was physically larger and more powerful than myself, and fearing for my safety, Olbermann’s comment struck a nerve. ...
This is disgusting and deplorable. “Professional journalists” should not be advocating violence against a Presidential Candidate ...
[bolding reproduced from original which was exhausting]
Could it be that these HuffPo-ops didn’t even get the Thunderdome reference? Dealing with these kids is like trying to have a nuanced conversation with a buncha illiterate peasants. Though illiterate peasants would not be so hampered by the expectation of a perfectly safe and bubble-wrapped world. This is not an outcry for a return to ‘gentlemanly and Civilized political process: it’s more along the lines of a lament against Nature Red in Tooth and Claw. Welcome to the Real World, Kiddies; now, wash your hands before you’re lunch.
The tyranny of the right of [bad] personal choice trumps natural and logical consequences as the idea “Why would you put yourself in a room with a violent male more than once?!?” morphs from everyday common sense into a startling revelation.
Cultural references are right out—we share no culture. Metaphors, similes and other linguistic symbology *p00f* gone; no one gets the referents.
Pretty soon we’ll all be reduced to simple, declarative sentences with a [federally mandated] menu of 247 subtitle languages.
Meanwhile, clumsy references and erstwhile subtleties lie in forgotten heaps, “it was a joke” is a thoughtful defense and “what’s a meta phor?” becomes a serious question. ...and this is an actual sentence in a “serious” essay:
*walks quietly away*
Olberdoosh responds in the [now] classic style of the “bitterness” bait ‘n’ switch:
It is a metaphor. [note the simple, declarative sentence] I apologize: the generic ‘he’ gender could imply something untoward. It should’ve been ‘only the other comes out — from a political point of view.’
Oh. well… If it’s a Guurl Super-super-super Delegate… okay, then.
Will there be JELL-O?Close the book.
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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan wants to snatch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat from her in November, but first she’s going to need the help - and signatures - of 10,198 friends and supporters. .........
( May 28, 2007)
I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a “tool” of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our “two-party” system?
However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the “left” started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used…
The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing…
I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost. I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble…
This is my resignation letter as the “face” of the American anti-war movement. This is not my “Checkers” moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.
Good-bye America …you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.
Close the book.
Recently, I received an “official” GOP survey in the mail, asking for my opinon on various political issues.
Upon scanning it over, I noticed the following…
Eleven dollars to “tabulate” a survey?
You’d think that right now, the GOP would be jumping at any chance to gather information on conservative opinion.
Call me picky, but I tend to not give money to organizations who insult me.
Models wear designs from Robert Miller’s ‘Pretty Pervy’ collection
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A complete list of things caused by global warming
news nooz reports: links at link:
Acne, agricultural land increase, Afghan poppies destroyed, Africa devastated, African aid threatened, Africa in conflict, aggressive weeds, air pressure changes, Alaska reshaped, allergies increase, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, Antarctic grass flourishes, Antarctic ice grows, Antarctic ice shrinks, Antarctic sea life at risk, anxiety treatment, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic ice free, Arctic lakes disappear, Arctic tundra to burn, Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, Baghdad snow, Bahrain under water, bananas grow, beer shortage, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, better beer [UPDATE emphasis added to decrease Elvis’ anxiety], big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billions face risk, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird visitors drop, birds confused, birds return early, birds driven north, bittern boom ends, blackbirds stop singing, blizzards, blue mussels return, bluetongue, brains shrink, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain Siberian, British gardens change, brothels struggle, brown Ireland, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, camel deaths, cancer deaths in England, cannibalism, cataracts, caterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatened, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, cloud stripping, cockroach migration, coffee threatened, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), cold wave (India), computer models, conferences, conflict, conflict with Russia, consumers foot the bill, coral bleaching, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , cost of trillions, cougar attacks, cradle of civilisation threatened, crime increase, crocodile sex, crops devastated, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, curriculum change, cyclones (Australia), danger to kid’s health, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, death rate increase (US), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, depression, desert advance, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, disappearance of coastal cities, diseases move north, Dolomites collapse, drought, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, Earth wobbling, earthquakes, El Niño intensification, end of the world as we know it, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, English villages lost, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, eutrophication, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, pikas, polar bears, gorillas, walrus, whales, frogs, toads, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, mountain species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches), experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, fainting, famine, farmers go under, fashion disaster, fever,figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish catches drop, fish downsize, fish catches rise, fish deaf, fish get lost, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, flood of migrants, flood preparation for crisis, Florida economic decline, flowers in peril, food poisoning, food prices rise, food prices soar, food security threat (SA), footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frog with extra heads, frostbite, frost damage increased, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, giant oysters invade, giant pythons invade, giant squid migrate, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, god melts, golf Masters wrecked, Gore omnipresence, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harmful algae, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, health affected, health of children harmed, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation affected, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health improvement, human health risk, human race oblivion, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, ice shelf collapse, illness and death, inclement weather, India drowning, infrastructure failure (Canada), industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insect explosion, insurance premium rises, Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, invasion of cats, invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, jets fall from sky, Kew Gardens taxed, killing us, kitten boom, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake empties, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!), lives saved, Loch Ness monster dead, lush growth in rain forests, Malaria, mammoth dung melt, Maple production advanced, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), Mediterranean rises, megacryometeors, Melanoma, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, methane runaway, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), migratory birds huge losses, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, minorities hit, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, moose dying, more bad air days, more research needed, mortality increased, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountains break up, mountains melting, mountains taller, mortality lower, National security implications, natural disasters quadruple, new islands, next ice age, NFL threatened, Nile delta damaged, noctilucent clouds, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks dying, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean deserts expand, ocean waves speed up, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plankton loss, plant viruses, plants march north, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears drowning, polar bears starve, polar tours scrapped, popcorn rise, porpoise astray, profits collapse, psychiatric illness, puffin decline, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rape wave, refugees, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, robins rampant, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, rooftop bars, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, sewer bills rise, severe thunderstorms, sex change, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, short-nosed dogs endangered, shrinking ponds, shrinking shrine, ski resorts threatened, skin cancer, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, snowfall reduction, soaring food prices, societal collapse, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spectacular orchids, spiders invade Scotland, squid population explosion, squirrels reproduce earlier, storms wetter, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, subsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, transportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed,, trees could return to Antarctic, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortage, turtles crash, turtles lay earlier, UK coastal impact, UK Katrina, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, volcanic eruptions, walrus pups orphaned, war, wars over water, wars sparked, wars threaten billions, water bills double, water supply unreliability, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, weeds, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales move north, wheat yields crushed in Australia, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine -German boon, wine - no more French , wine passé (Napa), winters in Britain colder, winter in Britain dead, witchcraft executions, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World at war, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.
and all on 0.006 deg C per year!
[favorites in bold...]
A reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald was taken to task at the press conference after mistaking Wyclef with will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
“Listen baby I’m going to tell you something, look at my face right—do you think all black people look alike?” he asked.