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Enviros are just sick.

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are certain milestones that children aged 4 – 5 years can be expected to achieve. Among them:

  • counting to 10
  • correctly naming “at least four colors”
  • speaking in sentences “of more than five words”
  • using the “future tense”

In the world inhabited by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), however, a child’s fourth birthday is an opportunity to pay its own bills – to fundraise and then to brag about it.

Over at the WWF Canada blog, there’s a post with the following headline: For his 4th birthday, Quinn got the birthday gifts of his choosing, and WWF got $110!

It includes a photo of a dark-haired moppet. His birthday money ended up in the hands of the WWF via a program in which friends and family contribute cash “through the charitable…

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Ms. Laframboise is just good at this. (Covered in multiple outlets, but this one says it best and with class.)

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It’s too darn hot
It’s too darn hot
I’d like to sup with my baby tonight
and play the pup with my baby tonight
I’d like to sup with my baby tonight
and play the pup with my baby tonight
but I ain’t up to my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot
It’s too darn hot
It’s too darn hot
I’d like to stop for my baby tonight
and blow my top with my baby tonight
I’d like to stop with my baby tonight
and blow my top with my baby tonight
but I’d be a flop with my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot,
it’s too darn hot
it’s too darn hot
I’d like to fool with my baby tonight
break ev’ry rule with my baby tonight
I’d like to fool with my baby tonight
break ev’ry rule with my baby tonight
but pillow you’ll be my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot
it’s too darn hot
*BRIDGE*
According to the Kinsey report
ev’ry average man you know
much prefers to play his favorite sport
when the temperature is low
but when the thermometer goes way up
and the weather is sizzling hot
Mister Adam for his madam is not
cause it’s too too
it’s too darn hot, it’s too darn hot
It’s too too too too darn hot
I’d like to call on my baby tongiht
and give my all to my baby tonight
I’d like to call on my baby tongiht
and give my all to my baby tonight
but I can’t play ball with my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot
it’s too darn hot
I’d like to meet with my baby tonight
get off my feet with my baby tonight
I’d like to meet with my baby tonight
get off my feet with my baby tonight
but no repeat with my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot
it’s too darn hot
I’d like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
I’d like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
but sister you fight my baby tonight
cause it’s too darn hot
it’s too darn hot
According to the Kinsey report
ev’ry average man you know
much prefers to play his favorite sport
when the temperature is low
but when the thermometer goes way up
and the weather is sizzling hot
Mister GOB for his squab,
a marine for his queen
a G.I. for his cutie-pie is not
Cause it’s too too too darn hot
It’s too darn hot
It’s too darn hot

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

A resolution before the US Congress implies that global warming will increase prostitution. Cole Porter disagrees.

hear Ella Fitzgerald sing Cole Porter’s ‘Too Darn Hot’

John Brignell maintains a very long online list of things that are being blamed on global warming. Absurdities abound.

According to a Loch Ness monster hunter, Nessie may be one of its victims. The New Scientisttells us that climate change might make fish deaf. The Times of Indiareports that basmati rice may become less fragrant. Reuters quotes a Japanese politician saying that the final Olympic games may be those held in 2016, since global warming poses “an immediate threat to mankind.”

In other words, global warming is analogous to a Rorschach test. Whatever reasons an individual provides for being concerned reveals far more about their own assumptions and preoccupations than it does about the climate.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee now wants the…

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Where Do Gleick’s Apologists Draw the Line?

via Where Do Gleick’s Apologists Draw the Line? « NoFrakkingConsensus.

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