Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop

From Album4
I decided to recycle this picture, because once again, global warming is in the news. And, once again, a significant number of policy makers will ignore the warning. Small comfort, but history will judge them...harshly...and with good reason.

Have a good weekend.


  1. Poor Tigger, sitting on that ice, all alone on the ocean. Reminds me, just in the last week or two, I saw at least one program on the Antarctic ice sheets. Not sure what channel it was on now. We have Sudden Link cable here, it may have been the Smithsonian channel or possibly one of the supposed science channels. Heck, it may even have been PBS. My mind must be going, or maybe I just read too much on the net every day.
    Any way, it showed this huge ice shelf that is about to break away from the Antarctic continent and that puppy is HUGE. When it goes, no longer if, but when, it will allow the glaciers to flow even faster into the ocean that surrounds that southern continent, then all bets are off for sure.
    I have tried to do my own small part to assist in slowing global warming, but one person can only do so much. I agree, history will judge our generation, well, mine for sure, very harshly. Since Billy Bob Bubba won his first term as POTUS it has been my own generation in power in the US of A. Oh, we thought we were so damn smart. Well, some of my generation did. Turns out they/we were not half as smart as we wished we were. All the waste we are responsible for. That is what bugs me the most. All the damn fool, useless, ignorant wars of choice. Every goddamn war the US has been involved in since 1945 have been wars of choice. Needless, useless damn fool things. Oh, but they made for excessive obscenely huge profits for the very rich, so that is why we had to fight them. And YES, I do place Korea as a needless damn fool war of choice. Big deal if the entire Korean peninsula had become commie. What difference would it have made in the end? My opinion, none at all. Just look at Eastern Europe today, it was communist for what, 50 years? Now it isn't, well, parts of western Ukraine are mostly Nazi today, but that is thanks to Washington D.C. and NATO/Saudis/GCC and assorted hangers on.
    OK, end of rant. Sorry but I needed to get that out. Some things make me so angry at humans and how stupid they tend to be. Fight like hell over idiotic crap, and ignore those things that are vitally important.
    Yes, our forecast has rain every day through next week Wednesday here. get some well needed rest. Hope you have a good weekend.
    Cheers to you and Tigger.

  2. I think the ice shelf you mentioned is the same one -- it's called Larsen B, and yep, it's yet another clear-as-day warning...but global warming deniers...deny, even in the face of evidence. It's NOT a debate based in logic, at least on their side.

    And it's sad...because I'm convinced, ok, without a lot of evidence myself, other than, oddly, faith in humanity, that we COULD have sufficient consumption even without turning the globe into a watery grave for large swaths of us. Call me crazy that way, but I honestly think it could be done. But, and you've got to hand it to the cranky old bastard -- a fella named Karl Marx mentioned something he called "dialectical materialism" (as opposed to Hegel's dialectic idealism or something like that) -- and damn if he didn't nail it as a human tendency. And those on the other side of the dialectic sure do cling, like a dog to a chew toy.

    While the "left," at least in this country, doesn't even bring a knife to a gun fight...instead, they bring...compromise.

    Anyway, I'm still a little on the tired side this week, so that's my rant for the day. Might be taking a couple of blogging days off here, just a heads up, though come next Monday it should be back to the usual. Thanks as always for saying something interesting and making me think...take it easy.

    And, if I am feeling a bit better, I'll drop something in...

    Until then.