Day by Day by Chris Muir



Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I have nothing

Since I have nothing original to add to the cacophony of blogger voices, allow me to direct you to some folks who have brains connected to their keyboards.

The Anchoress offers a glimpse at a real American hero, Marco Martinez, Gang Member to Navy Cross winner. She plugs his book, Hard Corps: From Gangster to Marine Hero, in which he describes what he saw in Iraq that were then and remain today valid reasons for the war. And she covers other items of interest in posts from the past several days. trust me, you'll be there awhile.

I've just discovered the wit and wisdom of Lemuel Calhoon a/k/a Hillbilly White Trash. He offers up a very interesting perspective on the cultural poison that is moral relativism in a post from earlier in the week.

The good people at Common Folk Using Common Sense are all over the Global Warming Swindle. Which reminds me - if you become engaged in a conversation with one of the true believers of the Church of Gore, it is always amusing to remind them that it was President Richard Nixon who push through and signed into law the Clean Air Act in 1970.

And on the same general topic (the environment), there is a local shouting match in which some NIMBYs are fighting against the construction of windmills in our area. If they would be honest and simply say "hey we think those things are ugly and we don't want to look at them," one could at least respect their opinion. Instead they claim the developers will rape the mountaintops, spoil the way, and grind up birds and bats in the spinning blades. I promise to expound on this topic in a future post.

Back to the blogroll, I've come to know Big White Hat from his frequent comments at Still Stacy (I think he may be an SSS as well!) He offers a pop quiz in math, as well as a brief but inspiring essay on values that's worth a visit.

Speaking of Stacy, our talented Colorado goat wrangler, bicyclist, and supermom has an excellent post about the virtues of liberal columnist Juan Williams.

There's plenty more out there.

4 comments:

Ronny said...

I have a blog containing good information on global warming. Ozone has doubled since the mid-19th century due to chemical emissions from vehicles, industrial processes and the burning of forests, the British climate researchers wrote. Carbon dioxide has also risen over that period. History of global warming is very deep since 1850.

Bob said...

Ronny,
Thanks for stopping by. I see you have a deep interest in this topic, and I'll be sure to explore your blog in more depth.
My position,simply stated is that what we see as "Global Warming" is primarily a natural process. Yes, humankind's activities have an impact, but that impact is dwarfed by natural processes on Earth and in the Sun.
You are correct that the Earth has been warming since at least the mid 19th century. In fact, it has been warming generally since the 14th century when the "Little Ice Age" began to wane. The warm up in the 1850s appears to be the recovery from the global cooling caused by the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption. Another disruption to the Earth's climate was felt in the last decade of the 19th century following the eruption of Krakatoa. Some speculate that event resulted in the heavier than normal snowfall in the winter of 1888-89 and the wet spring that culminated in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889.

I trust this can serve as an example of thoughtful discussion of an important issue.

bigwhitehat said...

What is an SSS?

Bob said...

SSS = "Still Stacy Stalker" -- a term first used in a previous post here, and later referenced on Stacy's blog.

Link to the original post:
http://ravingmainy-yak.blogspot.com/2007/08/idahos-dud-stud-er-spud_28.html#links

:)