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Stream: Vatican Environmental Conference: A Marriage of Bad Governors and Bad Science

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Today’s post is at the Stream: Vatican Environmental Conference: A Marriage of Bad Governors and Bad Science.

The excerpt here keeps my caveman joke which was lost somewhere downstream.

Jerry Brown, the majestic governor of California, a state with a list of stultifying regulations longer than the available “genders” on Facebook, while he was at the Vatican, called me, a climate scientist, a “Troglodyte“.

I immediately thought of the Jimmy Castor Bunch and their song of the same name.

He’d go down to the lake, where all the woman would be swimming, or washing clothes or something. He’d look around and just reach in and grab one.

“Come here. Come here.”…

This one woman just lay there, wet and frightened. He said: “Move. Move.”

She got up. She was a big woman. BIG woman. Her name was Bertha. Bertha Butt. She was one of the Butt sisters.

Since I am a troglodyte, it follows that my wife is one of the Butt sisters. I told her so. It was then I learned, in certain and colorful terms, that Governor Brown was wrong.

Go there to read the rest.

14 Comments

  1. my wife is one of the Butt sisters. I told her so.

    Did she “Sock it to ya”?

    Wow! That takes me back … Waaay back!

    It was sustainable back then … not always obtainable

  2. Reassure your wife you were slow troglodyte and were left with the skinny little girls the faster trogs didn’t want. Be sure to mention they were wrong in their choices and she is the very best choice out there.

    It’s interesting Jerry’s calling people “troglodytes”. He would certainly know. His method of power is just to knock people over the head with laws backing his very narrow view of the world and force compliance. Like cutting of water to farmers and everyone but the Hollywood rich.

    Did anyone quiz Jerry on the atomic structure of Hydrogen?

    The pet conspiracy theory of the warmists–oil and gas. Except oil and gas LOVE global warming. It decreases coal usage and gives the oil and gas people the chance to soak up huge government money on useless wind and solar installations. Get with the program people. You’re looking very, very foolish out there.

    “Sustainability” means we people who got rich doing everything we forbid you to do are going to stay that way (sustainable wealth) while you all live in poverty.

  3. Briggs, you’ve found your theme “song.” Add the link.

  4. Briggs

    July 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    The link is there, in the blockquote.

  5. Briggs:

    I think Gary means a permanent link under your Links category

  6. I don’t think it needs to have a perma-link.

  7. That’s right, John B(). I should have said put it in the Links list at right.

    I’m a little surprised Briggs new this one, since he lead us to believe eschews all popular music.

  8. Briggs

    July 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Gary,

    My dad used to have the 45 and would play it. I showed him the video and he said, “Reminds me of the courtship of your mother.”

    P.S. Don’t tell my mother.

  9. Briggs: Are we to gather from your PS that your mother does not read what you write?

  10. Briggs, dad sounds like a cool dude.

    A slightly more evolved take on the general theme is Ray Stevens’ Guitarzan:
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=guitarzan+and+his+jungle+band&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004

  11. Your enemies still lurk in ambush.
    Riemann zeta function zeros didn’t phase the man.
    Don’t you mean faze? Happens to all of us. I once used tittle when I meant title.

  12. Briggs

    July 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Ray,

    Who said my enemies don’t have a sense of humor, too?

    Sheri,

    My mother has no idea what I’m talking about.

  13. This is the guy who tells us to dress properly in suits and ties and he’s quoting Bertha Butt songs? That’s a pretty long fall big guy…

  14. Larry: Maybe he was wearing a suit and sitting up straight at the time he typed it?

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