Congratulations, you made it to Good Friday! Say hello to a happy Easter weekend and say goodbye to Friday night fish frys.
April 22, 2011
April 22, 2011 at 7:05 am
Some Earth Day stuff. I got some free coffee today. Still need to buy a chocolate bunny and some carrot cake.
Had a lively exchange with some City Pagers readers the other day on the pros and cons of corn fuel.
April 22, 2011 at 8:07 am
I don’t like Earth Day and Good Friday to fall on the same day.
April 22, 2011 at 8:11 am
Røhl is chief of bicycle programs in Copenhagen, probably the world’s most advanced bicycling city.
from this article over at minnpost is my favorite line of the day.
April 22, 2011 at 8:24 am
I’m going to my first Passover seder tonight, for which I’m quite excited.
April 22, 2011 at 8:30 am
Since my dad is recently retired he decided he was going to do the passover seder “by the book” and announced as such earlier this week. My 4 & 5 year old niece and nephew lasted about 15 minutes before they began squirming and my mom gave him the “wrap it up” sign lol.
Maybe they’ll make you ask the questions Erica – are you the youngest?
April 22, 2011 at 8:34 am
Two key take aways –
kids like looking for the afikoman even though it’s just a piece of matzon -mostly because their usually rewarded with candy or desert.
freedom is good.
whoever puts on the seder gets to drink an extra glass of red wine and tell the kids that elijah has visited.
April 22, 2011 at 8:42 am
“I don’t like Earth Day and Good Friday to fall on the same day”
Jesus saves…the planet. It’s V. Lenin’s birthday, too. I only say that to freak you out, Rat.
April 22, 2011 at 8:49 am
I could be that on a Christian holiday, many people will, in essence paying homage to Gaia. But I’m only saying that to freak you out, Bob.
April 22, 2011 at 8:56 am
Boun Compleanno V.I. Lenin
April 22, 2011 at 8:59 am
Better her than a Golden Calf, I guess. (g)
April 22, 2011 at 10:19 am
Say what you will about Max, he knows how to capture the true spirit of the holiday season.
April 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm
An anecdote for Good Friday/Earth Day
“Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute tells a story about Julian Simon, the late and great economist.He was at some environmental forum, and he said, “How many people here believe that the earth is increasingly polluted and that our natural resources are being exhausted?” Naturally, every hand shot up. He said, “Is there any evidence that could dissuade you?” Nothing. Again: “Is there any evidence I could give you — anything at all — that would lead you to reconsider these assumptions?” Not a stir. Simon then said, “Well, excuse me, I’m not dressed for church.”’
A windy tome by Michael Crichton
April 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm
@Rat: Yeah, those gosh-darn Episcopalians are everywhere and spoil everything.
April 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm
the problem with that story, which makes its “takeaway” complete bullshit, is that we have plenty of emperical data to support the fact that our planet is “increasingly polluted and that our natural resources are being exhausted” (and, I will assume that this is the rat’s snide, passive aggressive swipe at climate change, which, again, we have plenty of emperical data to support).
I’ll be more than happy to change my opinion on environmentalism if the deniers could produce credible data that says otherwise. But keep in mind, it not only has to explain what’s happening to our climate, it also has to explain why decades of data and research are wrong.
oh, and I’m not liekly to accept an economist’s explanation of thermo-mechanics, climatology, etc. over a physicist or climatoligist. That would be like going to jiffy lube to have my cochlear implant programming adjusted.
April 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm
I don’t like to think of anything I say here as as snide. Passive aggressive? — Minnesota est moi.
April 23, 2011 at 7:09 am
In the cold hard light of dawn I see I was probably a bit sarcastic. Sure, anyone can acknowledge climate change. However I don’t know what mere humans can do about the weather. If anything is done, will the cure be worse than the disease? And, as I’ve said before, I fear hysteria over climate change more than climate change itself.
April 23, 2011 at 10:56 am
Sarcastic people usually don’t post long-winded quotes to support their position without affixing the proper emoticon. 😉
April 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm
and for me, it still comes down to, why should I believe an economist has a better understanding of global climate, its changes, and its effects on the environment over physicists, biologists, and climatologists?
April 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm
I don’t think our economist in that quote proclaimed any superior understanding to global warming or presented any evidence to the contrary or proclaimed any special knowledge. If you see that, please point it out.
April 25, 2011 at 6:25 am
If economists were so smart, they would all be billionares and wouldn’t feel the need to comment on subjects outside their field. Like I do. 😉
April 25, 2011 at 10:37 am
“I don’t think our economist in that quote proclaimed any superior understanding to global warming or presented any evidence to the contrary or proclaimed any special knowledge. If you see that, please point it out. “
1. He’s from the Cato institute. If you follow this issue at any level, you know that Cato is firmly in the denial camp.
2. Because castigating an audience as being mindless religious zealots for accepting the scientific consensus is taking a neutral or agnostic position on climate change?
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