The Delaware chapter of drinking liberally has it's monthly meetup today.
Last Thursday of each month (next meeting December 28), 8:00 pm
Klondike Kate's, 158 E Main St (around the bar! Newark should also have free parking then too!) (map).
Unfortunately I won't be able to go this time.
I am off to New York City instead, to meet up for drinks and dinner with many fine NY area Atriots (people who make up the online community at Atrios's blog Eschaton). I haven't seen some of them in a couple of years, and there are some new faces.
The reason is to celebrate the democratic win in the November elections and as the lovely Res Ipsa said to "Gloat" ;-). It certainly is something to savor, for a lot of us who put our time, energy and $ in trying to defeat the GOP enablers in Congress who have helped Bush drag America down in so many ways.
My good friend Dan from CT, will also be driving down. It should be fun to talk about politics, football (darn Chicago Bears ;-) and the general state of the world.
Right Wing Idiocy
(Tip of the hat to Holden of First-Draft in the Eschaton comments for the link below).
Here's what I'm getting at: If the polar bears need more floating ice toGuess who said this?
survive, let's get them some more floating ice! Like artificial reefs, we can
build fake floating ice, or make real floating ice, and distribute it across the
polar bear habitat. Mightn't this be expensive? you ask. I dunno maybe. I
haven't priced artificial polar bear ice platforms lately. But I will bet you
dollars to doughnuts it would cost a mere fraction of a fraction of a
fraction of a fraction of the cost of a Kyoto regime and it would save vastly
more polar bears than Kyoto would — at least in, say, the first couple
centuries. For all I know, the seals would dig the new digs too. And maybe we
could expand the program to the antarctic for the penguins.
That classic is from Jonah Glodberg of the republican National Review. He is also the son of the infamous Lucianne Goldberg known for her role in the Lewinsky scandal.
Don’t laugh he is serious!
These people are devoid of reason and they have a forum to air their idiocy. They have no respect for proven scientific fact ie. Climate change/global warming.
Of course Jonah conveniently forgets that there is a respected report commissioned by the British government out there on global warming when he cries about cost. You could spend no more than 1 % of global GDP/year to prevent global warming (alternative fuels, carbon traps etc.). The cost of not doing that will probably be anywhere from 5-20% of global GDP per year. Not to mention that it is irreversible.
Have a good day!