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It’s 2 am and I can’t sleep

March 2, 2010

Mr. X left about 2 hours ago, I took a shower, laid down, and immediately woke back up 😦 whats up with that. Now I am wide awake and ready to go again but Mr. X has to get up for work in 3 hours so I am not about to make a bootie call. I am nothing if not considerate 🙂

So as I am sitting here comtemplating my options I came across this headline – Head of ‘Climategate’ research unit admits sending ‘pretty awful emails’ to hide data and I am thinking to myself, “Bingo, they finally got him.” Unfortunately the article itself blew my joy out of the water –

But yesterday Professor Jones – in his first public appearance since the scandal broke – denied manipulating the figures.

Looking pale and clasping his shaking hands in front of him, he told MPs: ‘I have obviously written some pretty awful emails.’

He admitted withholding data about global temperatures but said the information was publicly available from American websites.

And he claimed it was not ‘standard practice’ to release data and computer models so other scientists could check and challenge research.

‘I don’t think there is anything in those emails that really supports any view that I, or the CRU, have been trying to pervert the peer review process in any way,’ he said.

Professor Jones, who was forced to stand down as head of the CRU last year, also insisted the scientific findings on climate change were robust.

Is it too much to ask that headline writes actually read the articles?


G.O.P. Aims for California, but Rifts Arise

There are certainly more vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country, but early polls in California suggest that Mrs. Boxer is facing what could be the toughest election of her career. Her difficulties in a state that has for 20 years proved reliably Democratic in national elections suggests how the pendulum has swung against Democrats in just a year. Her potential problems are a function more of this political climate than of any position or vote she has taken.

Still, for Republicans, this could end up being a repeat of a play they have seen before: a promising opportunity escaping them in a state where Democrats have the edge of 1.5 million more voters registered.

Three Republican candidates are in a lacerating battle for their party’s nomination: Carly Fiorina, the wealthy former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard; Tom Campbell, a former member of Congress who fits the moderate profile for the kind of Republican who has won statewide contests in the past; and Charles S. DeVore, a state assemblyman who is presenting himself as the Tea Party candidate.

Az. Tea Parties refuse to endorse J.D. Hayworth – to be fair they aren’t endorsing McCain either.

Little Miss Attila links to a fairly readable explanation of the Hayek vs. Keynes video

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