Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Feeling stimulated yet? Perhaps you're in the wrong profession:

President Barack Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus plan, has morphed into an appropriations bill devoid of debate. The process forgoes any pretense of targeting unemployed people and resources.

For instance, the bill reads “Provided further, That not less than $140,000,000 shall be available for climate data modeling.” This raises the question of how many unemployed climate modelers are out there pounding the pavement.

When presented with that question, last Friday, Pat Michaels, former president of the American Association of State Climatologists stated “I don’t know one unemployed modeler.”

No, the modelers are already well funded. But if they want to throw money at the problem, I'll take their money. I already know what I'm supposed to find. In fact, I can reach acceptable conclusions before beginning the study.