I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I remain amazed that anybody not on the catastrophe train has been "bought off by the Koch Brothers." (That is the first chapter of Alex Epstein's "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels." He prepares for every intellectual argument against a crowd of fanatics -- and all he gets is "who's paying you?"
I find the potential for influence far worse on the other side: oil guys are going to have jobs whatever is decided. A lot of climate researchers and NGO bureaucrats could be polishing up their barista skills.
But at least the Kochs are using their own money.
You mean the "Anti-Science-Troglodyte-Senator Ted Cruz" whom the Republicans have elevated to a position where his bad ideas can be truly dangerous? Yes, I heard something about that on Facebook. A few times.
I don't care what he does. Just watching the Jon Stewart crowd melt down is worth it.
That man says he wants to resume manned space flight with American equipment, and he values private efforts in that regard (hello, SpaceX!). He also wants to take us to Mars. I may have to rewrite the history of the future to acknowledge President Cruz' contributions in achieving that goal.
"Journalists went into journalism so they wouldn't have to deal with such technical mumbo-jumbo."
Deflated footballs or not, the Patriots were the better team Sunday, the Colts by nearly 200 yards and dominating both sides of the ball for the majority of the game. It would be a huge stretch to suggest the final score was a product of a football that may have weighed slightly less than usual.
I thought this was an unfortunate conflation of two issues, until I heard a radio news report...
"NFL rules require the official game ball to weigh between twelve and a half and thirteen and a half pounds per square inch."
Lessee... Answers.com tells me the surface area of a football is about 189 square inches... supposed to "weight 12.5 to 13.5 pounds per square inch"... so the football is supposed to weigh between 2,362.5 and 2,551.5 pounds, not counting the weight of the air inside it.
I have a new-found appreciation for the men who throw that ball, the men who catch it, and the men who carry it. Sounds like we need Thor at QB, and The Incredible Hulk at wide receiver.
"...not counting the weight of the air inside it." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Yer killin' me.