Daily Archives: December 19, 2010

Fortunately for us, she’s teaching in the Bronx

27-year-old New Canaan resident and Bronx teacher busted for D.U.I. while cruising for drugs. She was driving a rental car because she’s totalled two cars in the past month.

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Radio report: Giants about to blow it?

Ahead 24-3, Giants just fumbled, Eagles’ ball at the Giants’ 12. Ouch. I’m going grocery shopping.

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Al Gore: Ethanol was a mistake

Well thanks, Al, but we knew that already. Of course his fellow demmerkrats are still trying to dump another $8 billion into this failed idea, but what price votes in Iowa?  Ed Krummeich? JHR?

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Things are getting tough up there on Rogues Hill Road

(Brought back by popular demand)

From the Police Blotter:

• Jeffrey Richard Stewart, 55, of 104 Round Hill Road, was arrested and charged Sunday with shoplifting a $34.55 steak from Whole Foods Market on East Putnam Avenue. He posted $250 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Dec. 20.

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Britain, 2000

Britain, 2010:What the hell is this?

 Snowfall is a thing of the past.

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.

Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and December brought only moderate snowfall in the South-east.

Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6°C higher in the Nineties than in 1960-90, and it is estimated that they will increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century. Eight of the 10 hottest years on record occurred in the Nineties.However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event“.”Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

When global warming fans like Ed Krumich complain that I’m making too much of blizzards savaging England and Europe, I wish they’d remember nonsense articles like this one from ten years ago. Then, a few warm winters was irrefutable proof of global warming. Now that that’s gone by, we’re told that severe winters offer the same proof. I think they’re full of crap.

UPDATE: For folks like Ed with short memories, England was pummeled by deep snows last year, too.

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I wanna live in the Sierra Nevadas

Ten feet of snow!

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A sorry piece of our past

War time produces gross injustices, the interning of Japanese Americans one of them. An internee who resisited being drafted has died at 94.

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Does smoking a cigarette equate to a suicide attempt?

NYC cops thought so, and bundled a 40-year-old lawyer off to the psycho wing. He’s suing, as he should.

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Should we have an elected BET?

Right now, six Demmerkrats and six Republicans comprise the Board of Estimate and Taxation, even though Demmerkrats are a tiny percentage of town voters. The Republicans want to change this; the Demmerkrats, not surprisingly, oppose the notion.

It probably will never happen – one Demmerkrat on the BET would have to vote his party out of power – but maybe a charter revision is in order.

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