The White House says that imaginary climate change is the biggest problem we have ever faced.
10 Jan 1871 – IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE. (Pall Mall Gazette.)
Makes it easy for modern journalists to sleep late, knowing they can just copy the drivel from over 10o years ago, and feed it to readers kept blissfully ignorant.
I can state with 100% surety; the climate will warm, cool, or stay the same. You can take that to the bank.
Such a slam in one word. – Laputa Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift was well known by everyone.
Laputa’s population consists mainly of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge. Servants make up the rest of the population.
The Laputans have mastered magnetic levitation and discovered the two moons of Mars (which in reality would not be discovered for another 150 years). However, they are unable to construct well-designed clothing or buildings, because they take measurements with instruments such as quadrants and a compass rather than with tape measures.
Laputa is a male-dominated society. Wives often request to leave the island to visit the land below; however, these requests are almost never granted because the women who leave Laputa never want to return. The clothes of Laputans, which do not fit, are decorated with astrological symbols and musical figures. They spend their time listening to the music of the spheres. They believe in astrology and worry constantly that the sun will go out. The Laputan houses, he notices, are badly built, without accurate right angles. The Laputan women are highly sexed and adulterous, preferring men from the island of Balnibarbi. The Laputan husbands, who are so abstracted in mathematical and musical calculations, don’t know that their wives are adulterous.
Due to their fervent intellectual pursuits, Laputans are also depicted as becoming so lost in thought that they do not move unless struck by a “bladder”, many of their heads have become stuck reclined to one side, and they often suffer from strabismus: one eye turns inward and the other looks up “to the zenith.” The Laputans’ oddly-focused eyes are Swift’s parodies of the microscope and telescope. So intent are the Laputans in their scientific studies that they cannot function in the everyday world, or even perceive it.
New name for NOAA / NASA and the White House – Laputa’s
Here in DC, we had our hottest December ever, with cherry blossoms blooming on Christmas followed by one of our biggest snowstorms in January. Unprecedented and undeniable proof of out of control Global Weirding! We immediately need Uncle Bernie as our President for Life and Das Capital by Karl Marx on every student’s reading list. That must be done to save our planet!
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