Professor Froward's Slough of Despond

Proud purveyor of flawed generalizations and vacuous tautologies.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Women and Children Hardest Hit

From the Associated Press via Yahoo (thanks to Tim Blair):

Hawaiian Waters Grow Crowded with Whales


Environmental groups call the trend alarming...

Fortunately, I'm semi-hoaxing you (that there ellipsis after the headline covers a lot of ground): The environmentalists in question are actually alarmed (this time) about an increase in collisions between whales and boats near Hawaii; the increase appears to be a statistically inevitable result of that environment being richer in targets, whale-wise.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The UN

Have you ever heard anybody admit that the UN is fundamentally broken, but then go on to say that we should support it blindly and unconditionally anyway, because "it's the best we've got"? I have, though not in the last year or two.

Well, it occurs to me that stewbums drink Sterno for precisely the same reason.