Category Archives: Humor

An amusing take on an odd take on Neil Armstrong’s passing

This is more in the vein of politics, though in the morning I will have one more comment about a person inspired by Neil Armstrong, and a person who inspired Armstrong himself.

In the meantime, President Obama posted an odd image in memory of Neil Armstrong — it was a picture of himself, staring at the crescent moon with nearby star. I was reminded a bit of his gift to Queen Elizabeth II, which included copies of his own speeches.  (To be fair, the Queen’s gift was a signed picture of herself. But President Obama is not royalty.)

The inestimable IowaHawk stepped in to add some words to Obama’s commemorative picture.  Worth a look, and for many will produce a chuckle.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

The Music of the Fears: “The Wreck of Al Gore’s Copenhagen”

For the next week, I will post a bit of Climategate-themed music. The first pieces were written two years ago. Later in the week, I’ll tinker (carefully) with the Christmas theme and see what I can do with that.

So here’s the first one (with apologies to Gordon Lightfoot’s excellent work):

The Wreck of Al Gore’s Copenhagen

The legend is stored on the ClimateAudit board
Of the source code and CRU emails
A hacker they said sent the zip file that led
To reveal, that November, the details Continue reading

Humor for the “ows” movement

Jim Fister at Finding Ponies has a post up about jokes for the “occupy” movement. He referred to a collection started here, but encouraged any contributions.

I had two, so far:

What’s the difference between the Tea Party and the occupy movement?
One burns with national pride and waves the flag. The other waives national pride and burns the flag.

Why should you always write it lower-case “ows”?
Because they hate capitalism.
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“Crony corporatism” — the use of wealth and power to buy government favoritism and rig the market — is a large problem, a fact observed by any who care to look. According to news reports, both the Tea Party and the occupy movement are motivated by this aspect, but the difference is crucial:

The Tea Party says “get rid of government favoritism” leaving the free market alone. The end result would turn America back into a leading power bringing wealth and prosperity to the world, raising the living standards of all.

The occupy folks say “get rid of capitalism” leaving government favoritism as the only game left. The end result, in my opinion, would turn America into Zuccotti Park writ large.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle