The northeast is not good terrain for conservatives, so today's package of primaries was tailor-made for Mitt Romney. Still, getting a majority of the vote across the board sends a "game over" message.
Newt was trying to win in Deleware but he went Noware, as he managed only 27%.
All hail the Dullest Man in The World-"I don't always drink chocolate milk, but when I do I prefer Over the Moon. Stay thirsty my friends." That's a real East-coast brand which Romney might well consume; that was new to me, since I haven't spent any time in their territory.
Seven games for the Artest formerly known as Pacer. That means he'll be out for most of the first round against either Denver or Dallas if they stay in the third seed. That creates a problem, especially if they get the Mavs; they won't have MWP there to give Dirk fits on defence.
Speaking of World Peace, here's a nice Henry Abbott TrueHoop piece on the Dalai Lama and MWP. I took a Buddhism class at CMU to polish off my gen-ed reqirements; Abbott went to India and Tibet on a summer program at NYU in his college days.
The guy who gave us the Gaia idea of the world as one big organism, James Lovelock, is ratcheting down the rhetoric on global warming; the data hasn't been matching the theory in the 21st century-
“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.
“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.
“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.
Asked if he was now a climate skeptic, Lovelock told msnbc.com: “It depends what you mean by a skeptic. I’m not a denier.”
He said human-caused carbon dioxide emissions were driving an increase in the global temperature, but added that the effect of the oceans was not well enough understood and could have a key role.
“It (the sea) could make all the difference between a hot age and an ice age,” he said.
He said he still thought that climate change was happening, but that its effects would be felt farther in the future than he previously thought.
“We will have global warming, but it’s been deferred a bit,” Lovelock said.
Note that he's not gone to the "dark side", but he's honest about where the numbers are at. There are things here that will comfort both the AGW fans and the skeptics, but the skeptics are likely going to crow more than they should. I'd be interested to see what the Connexions folks think on this one.
This piece yesterday should give you a clue-"Hands up if you still think human beings can’t change the atmosphere." That should get few takes, but the questions of note are "by how much?" and "what should we do about it?"