Thursday, September 22, 2005

I Bless the Rains Down in Anoka

Some humdinger storms blew through the north metro last night, cutting a large swath of destruction.

I wonder if global warming caused it.

[Here the gathered masses of KAR Nation pick up their pitchforks and torches and start chanting "BURN THE HERETIC!"]

Haha, you silly geese! I don't drink the kool aid; I piss in it.

On the NBC Nightly News yesterday - which I primarily watch for kicks, and because The Girl thinks Brian Williams is dreamy - Williams teased the show's next (yet another) Hurricane Rita segment by posing the question:

Could global warming be causing all these strong hurricanes?

Of course the tacit import of that question, whenever it is posed, is: Could global warming - caused by evil parasitic humans (mostly Americans) and their insatiable addiction to fossil fuels and aerosol hairspray - be causing all these strong hurricanes?

Get bent.

Maybe the earth is warming now. But there was a time when it was cooling. Then it warmed again. Then it cooled again. Then it warmed again.

Thankfully, we are in one of those warming eras. Paleogeologists call it the Holocene Interglacial, which began when the most sophisticated human industry was flint-knapping.

So yeah, the earth is warming. Good thing too: because 15,000 years ago Anoka was buried under a mile of ice.

Well, at least there were no tornadoes there back then.

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