Ice Follies

The second-annual “Frozen Gore” ice sculpture debuts in Fairbanks, Alaska. The smoke is created from the exhaust of a Ford F-350 behind the ice, which the sponsors say creates fewer emissions than the Lear jet Gore flew to Copenhagen. (Gore flew commercial.) The sculpture is on display at Thrifty Liquor on Airport Way.

Alaska’s average temperature has increased about 4 degrees Fahrenheit in fifty years, compared to 1 degree for the world at large.

‘Frozen Gore’ sculpture returns in Fairbanks to fuel climate change debate [Fairbanks News-Miner]

A classic example of the First Law of Wingnutodynamics: never let pesky things like “facts” and “reality” interfere with your certainty in your own beliefs.

Jeebus himself could show up in Fairbanks and tell everyone individually that AGW was real and they *still* wouldn’t believe it.

Global warming is good for Alaska because the marijuana growing season will be longer.

I should also point out that it was the Fairbanks News-Miner that fact-checked the claim that Al flew a Lear jet to Copenhagen. The Fairbanks News-Miner, practicing a quaint form of journalism that DC forgot.

blame the black guy

Worst GOP cash flow in decade blamed on tea baggers and waste
Politico reported over the weekend that the National Republican Congressional Committee, the main instrument for fighting congressional elections, raised one-third as much money last year as its Democratic counterpart. While the DCCC has $15.3 million going into 2010, with $2.6 million in debt, the NRCC has $4.3 million left, with $2 million in debt.
That lack of enthusiasm for the GOP has many inside the party taking a hard look at the leadership of Michael Steele

Mikey may be a tool but he is hardly their biggest problem. IMO

@Capt Howdy: Do they have the guts to Fire The Black Guy?

on the other hand is there one, single, black person in the US who will care one way or the other?

@Dodgerblue: @Capt Howdy:

I dunno. Like most upper caste racists, I would bet they are horrified at the possibility that someone might finger them as such. I bet they wring their hands over it for at least one full election cycle. Two if Steele is canny enough to inject race into the discussion early on.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches:
I think he is very likely to do that. but his glaring honesty lately, saying that not only may they not win back the house but they might not even be ready to lead if they do, well, nothing good can come of honesty.
if we know one thing about republicans we know that.

Steele’s demise has been predicted almost since Steele’s selection. Remember that he was everyone’s last choice to begin with, but the only candidate everyone in the RNC could agree upon. I don’t see that changing yet.

I hope you are right. the man is a walking punchline

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: Yes, a lot of arched eyebrows in the country clubs and talk about how “those people” are not ready for leadership yet. Compared to, say, Bush.

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