Thursday, February 02, 2012

A lesson for Al Gore and James Hansen

An old lesson, being remarked on today with respect to economics, is that it never pays to be right too early, they will never forgive you.

Required reading btw

13 comments:

Don Gisselbeck said...

That was a great read. The story would make a better war movie than just about anything I've seen.

Martin Vermeer said...

Who is James Hanson?

EliRabett said...

OK, Eli never learned to spell. Wadda ya want

Russell said...

' The story would make a better war movie than just about anything I've seen."

It would make a great double bill with the musical version of Koba The Dread.

Martin Vermeer said...

People's names are sorta sensitive

Anonymous said...

I first saw the phrase 'premature anti-fascist' when reading a short bio of Dorothy Parker. She was refused press credentials for WW II because she was one. It's nteresting (in a grim sort of way), as this piece makes very clear, how being right about something that people didn't want to know can make you a pariah...

Bryson Brown

Anonymous said...

Dr. Jay Cadbury, phd.

You know its funny you all defend James Hansen and say that his predictions have been right but none of you can show 1 graphic, let alone 1 sentence, where he says the temperature should be at or very close to 288.8 kelvin.

J Bowers said...

Must pizza home delivery boys carry mirrors to keep an eye on brain matter oozing from their nostrils?

Anonymous said...

J Bowers, the obvious answer is: No, because there is nothing to ooze.

--cynicus

Martin Vermeer said...

Microkelvins! Microkelvins!

Anonymous said...

K, Eli never learned to spell. Wadda ya want

Punctuation?

Bernard J. Hyphen-Anonymous XVII, Esq.

Anonymous said...

Hnnn. And html tags that work...

Eli's quote was supposed to be indicated as such. The joke's a bit flat without that.

I retract my cheeky request for punctuation. Advice on how to do standard quotes on the Run would be welcomed, though...

Bernard J. Hyphen-Anonymous XVII, Esq.

susan said...

Thanks for the ref. Seems Dr. Ph.D. doesn't see the point of having a heart first last and always, his loss:

I am eager to enter it, eager to end it.
But my heart is forever captive
of that other war
that taught me first the meaning
of peace and of comradeship.

And all of us have memories that can at times bring tears to the eyes in a rush of sadness and exaltation. Like Rolfe's-

and always I think of my friend who
amid the apparition of bombs
saw on the lyric lake
the single perfect swan.