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Now would be a good time for our East Coast wonketters to petition the Editorix for an emergency relocation drinky thingy in Austin!

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Yeah, that was actually a pretty depressing read. Sometimes I like to pretend to myself that at least we've made a little bit of progress over the last forty or fifty years (aka, my adult lifetime). And then fucking science brings me down.

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Darn you. I was gonna say "and his beard was perfect".

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I didn't give this comment the respect it deserves when I first read it.

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Globamal Warming.

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<i>“There is no significant long-term change in US economic output that can be attributed to climate change.”</i>

You really can't grow corn in Iowa any more -- maybe they should ask the farmers if that's "significant".

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The "perfect storm" of 1991 was a plenty-big nor'easter that swallowed poor unsuspecting Hurricane Grace, absorbing her energy like an alien sucking up her life force. When the resulting monster was done battering the northeast coastline, the <i>remnants</i> of the storm had enough mojo to generate a second full-blown hurricane, which came ashore in Nova Scotia a few days later. It went into the history books (NOT) as the <a href="http:\/\/www.ncdc.noaa.gov\/oa\/satellite\/satelliteseye\/hurricanes\/unnamed91\/unnamed91.html" target="_blank">hurricane without a name</a>, because officials didn't want to "confuse" the public.

This one is projected to be bigger. I do hope there are lots of denialists hunkered down in seaside cottages.

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I favor forcing the fuckers to sit tight in their beachfront homes this week. Probably too late, though -- I'm sure they've bailed out even while denying what's happening.

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FOX's <i>take</i>? This bullshit is FOX's reference material.

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I went skiing on the 4th of July, back in the '70s, on Mt. Lassen, where there was still 20 feet of snow. It WAS normal, or at least not unusual, back then -- but I bet we won't be seeing much of that in the future.

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I suspect they've long since closed up the beachhouses and returned to their McMansions inland. We're long past Labor Day, that famous celebration of CEOs.

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It is a mystery to many of us as to her purpose, other than to show us how much a person can complain. Stenography might have been a valid career move.

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Hoping that Hurricane Sandy goes all Biblical on Cato's ass.

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There's a more <strike>neutral</strike> unfair and unbalanced account at <a href="http:\/\/www.guardian.co.uk\/environment\/2012\/oct\/24\/climate-scientist-michale-mann-sues" target="_blank">the Grauniad</a>. But thank you for pointing to the faux report, which has a priceless quote from the general counsel at CEI: <blockquote>“There’s irony in a global warming proponent trying to freeze discussion of this issue,” Kazman told FoxNews.com.</blockquote>These people's command of the English language is as good as their science.

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Plagarism is apparently okay too, if the name on the covers is correct.

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