There’s a couple of reasons here. I think the main one is, we’re pretty much emergencied out by now.
Think about it: Al Gore gave us a decade to fix the planet, and that was twenty years ago. We were running out of oil too; that hasn’t happened either. And… anyone else remember the Y2K scare? We were going to have riots, looting, and blood in the streets. Never happened; wasn’t (more…)
I’ve been wanting to post my personal Flat Earth theory for quite some time now, but I’ve been holding back because I don’t want to court mindless censure. Then I realized: Politically, I’m a moderate who believes in reasonable discussion and compromise, and I fight for those beliefs. So why not this one too?
This is a theory, by the way; it’s not an article of quasi-religious dogma for me. Facts won’t offend me; incivility will. (more…)
“Forget about winning for a sec. Who do you think will lose in 2020?”
The American people. It’s a tradition, after all.
Stop and think about it: Last time around, we were asked to choose between two of the most loathed people in the country. Our alternatives included the pot smoker and a doddering honest-to-God socialist.
(Don’t get me wrong; I’ve got nothing against Bernie Sanders or Gary Johnson (more…)
A certain fluffy-headed optimist posed the following question:
“What tiny change could the whole world make right now to make a huge impact on the rate of climate change in the next decade?”
I’m sure it was aimed at provoking answers like “walk to work” or “plant a tree”, maybe “use less plastic” or just “consume less”. Which would all be good things; I won’t argue that; we should do them all, absolutely. But this sort of question obscures the true (more…)