Saturday, September 13, 2014

YE CLIMATE PYRATES DAILY

AVAST! Being of a mutinous Difposition, ye Editor has has hoist his Colours to get the weather Gage of them scurvy Lascaradoes & Mollycoddlers what serves under Bosun Watts, the bully Boy of Port de Nile, for Sunday next be National Talk Like A Pirate Day ! Upon whych all should with Fervor pray that Watts will strike the black Flag, and run his lubberly Discourfe through a Pirate Translator to make it the more edifying.



The

Letters    of  Marque
Will the polar bear harpooning Kayak Corsairess Mifstress Palin quit  Bering’s Straits to run for  Governor of the Spanish Main? 

Or will ye born- again  Tea Party Joan Bonney plead her belly in  Execution Dock to please pro-life palaeo-pyrates lyke some latter-day Mitt Romney?

As she sets sail from Martha's Vineyard, the quarterdeck of Obama Reis begala( Where the smoking lamp be lit )  is abuzz with scuttlebutt
of interns behaving badly in the back room of the Black Dog and ye grog shops of Edgartowne


In Prince-Towne on Delaware, where Richard Rorty  did avast himself a “syncretist hack.” the scurvy scrivner caulked a  philosophical mosaic  fair and bye... more»


Smart as paint be Cap'n Trivers 
He loves the logic o' evolution.Tis bilge to tell that dead men tell no tales when Philosopher's Mate Darwin o'ye barque Beagle dead reckoned a geometry o' time yar as the geometry o' space that lubber Newton or that Leghorno Bos'n Galileo ..Aaaarrh! more>> 

Should local folk rebuild N'Orleans as she was? By Cap’n Lafitte’s bones, No!   Probably it be not a bad idea, says Carlin Romano. (Aaarrhhh, me parrot!)   Quite possibly, it be a catastrophic one... (Bilge!) 

Academic anthropology be in   crisis, says Dan Sperber, who be not alarmed. (Yarrr, into the futtock   shrouds ) “It deserves t' be in crisis. (Weigh anchor!) It deserves t'   explode, let it do so”... (Bloody privateers!) more»  
  

What they’re readin' at the   kitchen table. (Gangway!) Home-schoolers o' all stripes find common   ground in superb but nearly forgotten books... (Sink me!)   
 
Piracy has a long 'n brutal ahoystory. (Bilge!) How it has   been treated in law makes a useful precedent for terrorism... (Prepare to   dance the hempen jig, matey!)

Translate the Bible, but don’t try t' “explain” it with yer   translation: you’ll just trivialize its grand solemnity 'n epic sweep...T’is   mostly fit for a Black Spot (Aaarrrrhhh!) more»  
  

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A warmin' earth? The Fig of  Spain  to all of yer monsoon n'megadrought scuttlebutt-  arrrh, if  ye find it mild in the Bight O Benin, man the capstan and follow the polar bears through the Northwest Passage to plunder the China Trade ! more>
Till the 18th century, Scots, like other Europeans, saw distilled spirits as medicine. (Shiver me   timbers!) Then a few Jockoes started t'drink whisky for fun... (Pass the Demerara, mate)  

From Voltaire 'n David Hume   t' Rob Ingersoll 'n Clarence Darrow, atheism used t' be on the march,   religion on the aft foot. (Blimey!) Times change...  more»

Th’doxy  was dazzled by Sartre’s brilliance as a   philosopher. (Blimey!) For Simone de Beauvoir, terms like “essence” or   “contin'ency” worked like a chest O’gold pistoles'... (Aaarrhhh, )

Belay yer New Orleanoes blubbering of hurricanoes! That City o' floods, graceful Venice has survived such calamities as fires, plagues 'n  Keelhauling of its poxy gondoliers: Nay U.S city has ever had t' endure the like...
“Can somethin' be achieved  upstream O Hormuz worthy o' the sacrifice ? ” George Packer badly   wants that the Iraq answer will turn out t' be yes...  (Prepare to gybe)?

Hilde Kschessinska: prima ballerina   assoluta, mistress o' Czar Nicholas II – a poppet o' vast skill, massive   energy, 'n implacable willfulness... (Dead men tell no tales.) 
If we ever   find out that a basic tenet o' Buddhism be shown false by science, we simply   must give it up. Who said it? The Dalai Lama... The kirtled   lubber. more»  
Ebola ahoy ! Forget the sad  fate o' the Big Easy. (Be ye ready to walk the plank?) history be littered   with “eternal” cities brought low by flood, plague, or   man-made disaster... (Weigh anchor!)  
Christopher Hitchens were a man whose passion outran 'is reason.  Blimey! he were fun t' read 'n t' argue with, but.smart as paint? Sink   me! more»  
 The scurvy quacksalver Søren Kierkegaard rebuked the Christianity  o' 'is day: rather than get rid o' the whorehouse, it preferred t' baptize   it... (Arrgh!) more»

The FDA sawbones hath banned absinthe , for it be adulterated” with wormwood. (Arr!) Still, customs agents will typically ignore a  bottle or two in yer duffel... (Yarrr, more grog, wench!) (Aaaarrrhhh!!!)  What next ? Smoke free opium dens in Limehouse?
Most Utopias are   odorless, antiseptic futures, intolerably streamlined 'n sensible, with   splendid plumbin'... (Bilge!) more»
However baggywrinkle 'is   private life,Arthur Koestlerport behind an absorbin' body o' work   for anyone who enjoys the battle o' ideas... 

Editin' be a bloody trade.   (Arrgh!) But knives aren’t the exclusive property o' butchers. (Aaarrrrhhh!)   Surgeons use 'em too. (Yo-ho-ho!)Blake Morrisondefends editors   wi’rusty cutlasses... (Aarhh!) more» 
Sure, it’s naive t' think   that all moral beliefs be universal. (The chase is making full sail, matey!)   But thar may be an innate “moral sense” across cultures... (Damn me   eyes.)
Should Lafiite’s folk rebuild N'Orleans as she was? By Cap’n Jackson’s bones, No!   Probably it be not a bad idea, says Carlin Romano. (Aaarrhhh, me parrot!)   Quite possibly, it be a catastrophic one... (Bilge!) 
Curst be the Bones o’the scurvy  dog who reprinteth this but as by the Articles of ye  ALD’s  permission for  editin  Pyratese be thirsty work requiring of  costly Zacapa rum   to suftain it.
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Be quotation marks around decadal temperature averages the new boldface
Arrh, 'tis lame as a grog shop sign hailing “FINE FOOD”, but don’t expect such usage to overhaul Bristol fashion English... more» 

The Brethren of the Somali Coast are askin how yer Arab left can openly embrace  Muslims listing far to starboard? , says  Hussein Ibish, (By the Black Spot, that be a Salee Cap'n sure) such matey gestures  be never returned except by a  poxy kiss o'Davey Jones ... more»


Al-Qaeda's hard aground  upstream o'Basra, so the lascars be moving the jihad to Europe... more»... Turn Turk, Osama's marabouts say, and  the caliphate will discount its scurvy  port dues dockside !!

Antarctica be a red state. March o' the Penguins ‘affirms    norms O The Code like monogamy   sacrifice'n child rearin'” says a critic. But some o' those penguins be   gay... (Bilge!)
“Nay iron can pierce the   heart with such force as a period put just at the starboard place” Raymond   Carver above all loved precise writin'... (Aaaarrrhhh!!!) more»  

Thar be genuine intensity   in the sufferin' o' Frida Kahlo. Yet thar be somethin' vaguely repulsive in the adulation she receives.   Victimhood, aft all, be not beatitude... (Bloody landlubber!) more»  

Booty doesnt   buy happiness.” Oh, aye? (Yaaarrrr!) A strong correlation exists between   the wealth o' a country 'n its general level o' happiness. (Gangway!) But as   Aristotle. (Bloody Turkadoe !) knew... more»
Democracy? (The chase is  making full sail, matey!) Good governance can include many components besides   democratic participation, says Francis Fukuyama. (Bloody landlubber!)   Consider the case o' Sin'apore ,  ye   Lascar dogs!) 
 
God looks after drunken bilge rats, , children, 'n the USA, but on what strange tide did  He shanghai Palm Beach voters into flighting a neocon   agenda aloft into the riggin ? more»  
“ Arrrrh, n'I have felt it meself,” Freeman Dyson said
“The glitter o' nuclear weapons.  It be  irresistible if ye come t' 'em as a scientist: an illusion o' illimitable   power.” ( Tis time for another broadside-- send the powder monkey to fetch 10 more kilotons from the magazine  ... ) more»  


    
























Friday, September 12, 2014

CLIMATEGATE : ALL IN THE FAMILY



Given WUWT's absolutely fabulous sense of irony and  recent press reports, could  Christopher Monckton's latest effort be an homage to his  coke-sniffing,  donut-frying  sister-in-law Nigella Lawson, the hard-partying  BBC  domestic goddess and cookbook writer whose father  Lord Lawson  chairs the Global Climate Policy Foundation?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WE HAVE A LITTLE LIST



WHAT CAN ONE MAKE OF HEARTLAND PRESIDENT JOE BAST’S CLAIM THAT

“OVER A HUNDRED SCIENTISTS”

HAVE ADDRESSED HIS ERSATZ CLIMATE CONFERENCES, WHEN ONLY 29 OF THE PRESENTERS AT THE 9 CONFERENCES TO DATE HAVE PUBLISHED ANYTHING IN  ANY OF  THE THOUSANDS  OF PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS TOUCHING  ON  CLIMATE CHANGE ?

THE TOP 100 ‘SKEPTICS’ IN TERMS OF POPULAR MEDIA EXPOSURE HAVE A GRAND TOTAL OF 90 CLIMATE SCIENCE PAPERS BETWEEN THEM, AND, AS THIS LIST WITNESSES, 75 OF THEM HAVE PUBLISHED EXACTLY NONE


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