Sunday, July 04, 2010

Some have asked about

Eli and the bunnies opinion of characters such as Tom Fuller



Comment

18 comments:

thefordprefect said...

Better quality vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9LzeDg8z-M

EliRabett said...

Thanks

chriscolose said...

Beautiful...

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious Eli. Good one.

MapleLeaf

seamus said...

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer
And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike
Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend
A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend

Tom said...

Gee Rabett, who asked? I'm curious. You're still innumerate.

Tom said...

DAmmmmmmit. Rabett, I apologise. You are incorrect in attributing the bulk of the U.S. CO2 emission reductions to the recession. About one-third of it was.

More importantly you are 100% wrong about the political impact of this, in the fact that you are not trumpeting this from every rooftop.

Dammmmmit. Why did Obama win? Because people believed that Yes We Can. By telling Americans that in his first year in office the country reduced CO2 emissions by 7%, and challenging us to do it again in a growing economy, it would be a picture perfect message that would resonate.

Instead you hide it like a guilty secret, attribute it to the recession--dammmmit, it was two-thirds due to hard work and heavy investment in converting coal to natural gas and putting geothermal, concentrated solar power and cogeneration plants online. It was due to good fortune in the falling price of natural gas, and the decision by hundreds of thousands of Americans to buy rooftop solar panels, ground source heat pumps and hybrid cars.

Are you guys completely tone-deaf? Just because Al Gore is an idiot, does that mean you are forced to be by default? This is the biggest opportunity you have had in five years and you're kicking it out the door as if it's covered in horse manure. You all are at risk of giving stupid a bad name.

You can't get the numbers right. You can't get the messaging right. You can't get a decent look at the picture. Tone-deaf, blind, and arrogant. What a lovely combination.

Tom said...

Not much of an apology, I guess. I have nothing against you personally, Rabett. For what it's worth.

Horatio Algeranon said...

Horatio did a drive by inspection earlier today and could have sworn he saw two names posted on the door to Eli's burrow.

Please don't tell us Sir Robin has gotten to you too, Eli.

EliRabett said...

Yeah, well sometimes even Eli has second thoughts

Ron Broberg said...

Instead you hide it like a guilty secret, attribute it to the recession--dammmmit, it was two-thirds due to hard work and heavy investment in converting coal to natural gas and putting geothermal, concentrated solar power and cogeneration plants online.

Who 'you'?

The policy bloggers are Pielke Jr and Romm. Both accept guest posts. Maybe you should write something up.

a_ray_in_dilbert_space said...

Drive-by drunk posting, Tom? Or are you just working on your Glenn Beck imitation?

Tom said...

Well, it's all here in a nutshell, innit?

Jim said...

Fred Pearce has declared himself to be a journalistic hero:

Climategate has changed us for the better, say scientists

Judith Curry and Roger Pielke, Jr. agree!

Ron Broberg said...

"In a nutshell..."

If you are referring to the your preceeding attribution comment, I scanned through the link on Bart's blog (DOE? EIA?) a couple of times but, besides a poorly formatted graph, I couldn't tease out a 1/3 recession attribution. While I was somewhat short in my "write it up" post, I am serious. It's going to get more play at Romm (or even WUWT) and more attention at Pielke Jr as a formal post than it will as a blog comment squabble. It's going to get more attention from the 'consensus' side of the house if you can do so without including a paragraph on how "scientists are suppressing this message so that they can continue on their goal of global domination." It will get more play from the Pajama Media crowd if you leave that in. ;D

Steve Bloom said...

Ray nails it, I think. There are some who just aren't cut out for all those lonely hours in front of a monitor.

Tom said...

So you're into cleaning comments, eh?

EliRabett said...

See

http://julesandjames.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-end-of-world-as-we-know-it.html#comments

Something is happening with comments on blogger.