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February 22, 2007


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* A Chestertonian in Hollywood.

* A sad image: the last Neanderthals huddling together in Spain as the cold brutalizes them into extinction ...

* Agnostic argues convincingly that Gypsy songbirds have a lot to recommend them.

* 5000 years of religion in 90 seconds.

* Peter Boettke thinks that you don't have to watch top-level pro sports in order to have a great sports-spectating experience.

* It looks like food from cloned animals won't be getting clearly labeled. Thanks, FDA.

* Jim Kalb brings a traditonalist-conservative eye to "Fargo."

* Audition for reality TV ... and die.



posted by Michael at February 22, 2007


Indeed, thanks FDA for not being swayed by the ignorant masses. Why is it the same kind of people who insist on putting "intelligent" design into our schools are the same kind of people who decry cloning or global warming as "junk science"?

Posted by: Upstate Guy on February 23, 2007 8:52 AM

That BBC web page about Spain features the photo caption "Neanderthals held on at sites like Carihuela" beneath a picture of an ugly brick shack ... well, I thought it was funny.

Posted by: stephenesque on February 23, 2007 5:54 PM

Unintended hilarity: "ignorant masses" from believer in "global warming"...

Posted by: Tatyana on February 24, 2007 8:03 AM

"It looks like food from cloned animals won't be getting clearly labeled."

Umm..., as my offspring might say, "BFD". If it concerns you that much, buy food labelled 'organic'.

Posted by: David Fleck on February 24, 2007 11:25 AM

Neanderthal: The Sequel
I had a dream I was in a cave, and Larry King was painting a picture of Anna Nicole Smith on the wall. Then, we all died.

Posted by: sN on February 25, 2007 3:37 AM

Touche, Tatyana. That being said, I'd like to clarify my point: I'm not a huge believer in Al Gore or his crusade. However, there is sufficient evidence to suggest SOMETHING is going on with our environment. It might be natural (polar shift, increased solar flare activity, not enough bears, government plot to make us all really, really tan) or it might even be man made. I don't know for certain, and neither do you. Even the climatologists can't give us a unified answer. So, until we have an answer, we should continue to probe for one and prepare for eventualities. Let's say it's not man made, but the upward trend continues...what then? We can't stop it, but we can prepare for the outcomes.

Sticking our fingers in our ears and screaming "La La La LA! I can't hear you! LA LA LA!" is most definitely not the answer.

Posted by: Upstate Guy on February 27, 2007 9:30 AM

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