Junk Science

Saturday, November 21, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.

A fascinating insight into the world of scientists who are advocates of the theory of man-made global warming was given by hackers who stole a huge amount of data and e-mails from the  Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England.  To my complete non-surprise, in many of their e-mails the scientists seem to be much more concerned about advocating the “party line” of the reality of man-made global warming instead of engaging in disinterested science.  John  Hinderaker at Powerline has a fascinating look at some of the e-mails here.  Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is on top of the story.  A good overview is here.

Read the rest of this entry »


22,000 Youth in Eucharistic Procession Through Kansas City

Saturday, November 21, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.

22,000 youth march through the streets of Kansas City during a Eucharistic procession.  Jack Smith of The Catholic Key Blog explains:

Read the rest of this entry »


Miles Gloriosus

Saturday, November 21, 2009 \AM\.\Sat\.

Something for the weekend.  Bring Me My Bride, perhaps the funniest sequence, in what I regard as one of the funniest films of all time, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  A superb recreation of a comedy that could have been written by the Roman playwright Plautus.  Wily slaves, braggart soldiers, dull-witted Senators, scheming wives, crazed soothsayers, they are all there, along with all the other stock characters that caused the Romans to roar with laughter.

Read the rest of this entry »


Compare and Contrast II

Saturday, November 21, 2009 \AM\.\Sat\.

Why am I not surprised.