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Watts Up With This? (Michael’s 2008 Weblog Award Endorsements) January 6, 2009

Posted by Michael in Science.

Is it possible that there is evidence of a ten-year cooling trend (consistent with declining solar surface activity)?

No way.  Al Gore can’t be wrong.


This is interesting. Now that the 1998 El Nino is disappearing off the 10 year scale, things are looking a bit different.

Watts Up With That?


This guy is a relentless and entertaining debunker of the global warming hype, but still a concerned environmentalist, and he’s got a responsible attitude about the current dearth of integrity in science reporting.

He’s getting all my votes for the Best Science Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards.  You can vote for him here.

Also, if any of you are so dumb that you need to be reminded to vote for xkcd as the Best Comic Strip, go here right now.

Oh, you can also vote right here for Gay Patriot as the Best LGBT Blog.  Our pal John of Average Gay Joe sometimes posts at Gay Patriot, so that’s all the excuse you need for that vote.  Plus, I just figure gay conservatives need all the encouragement they can get.


OK, I should have mentioned Fuck You, Penguin as the Best Pet Blog.  It was mentioned in a thread earlier, but I should have endorsed it here.  That blog is a scream, and you can vote for it here.  WickedPinto and I agree about this, which scares me, but you still should vote for Fuck You, Penguin.


I was gently reminded by a commenter (Nice Deb) that I should also have endorsed Nice Deb as the Best Small Blog.  That is true.  Nice Deb is well known for comprehensive research and trenchant commentary on current events.    (Also, guys, if you search the archives, you can find a great pic of her awesome legs.  Trust me.  Or send me $20 and I’ll give you the link.)  You can vote for her here.


By the way, Deb, just for the record, it was actually Geoff who pointed out to me a couple of years ago, over beers in Denver, what a great job you were doing.

Well, Geoff was drinking beer.  I was slamming down bourbon and I stuck him with the tab.  Geoff can vouch for me about this.


1. Sobek - January 6, 2009

My son brok a lttr off my kyboard today. Oh wll, it’s not lik a lttr I us vry oftn or anything lik that.

2. nicedeb - January 6, 2009

What letter was it, Sobek?


Are there any other blogs you could mention?

NiceDeb is getting pummeled by Wonkette Obamabots right now. Even, Hot Air and Instapundit are losing.

I forgot about the LGTB blogs…shit…I’m going to go add Gay Patriot to my post, now.

3. Michael - January 6, 2009


Dang, Deb, you put up a whole post pimping your blog, but OK, give me a minute.

4. vmaximus - January 6, 2009

I have votet for you 4x!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice Deb, In 2 Days. Give me a min, I might have a few computers at my office I can log on too and push it to 6x or even 8x a day.

5. vmaximus - January 6, 2009

voted not votet. I have had 2 much to drink

6. Sobek - January 6, 2009

Comics: I have a three-way-tie between xkcd, Medium Large, and Garfield Minus Garfield.

7. eddiebear - January 6, 2009

Tonight, I am switching my “best blog” vote away from Allah. I retardedly thought he was the best of what is a bad lot (KOS, Sulli, and Politico), but seeing the moonbat vote split three ways does make me laugh.

8. Dave in Texas - January 6, 2009

uh, I vote for Nice Deb everyday. On five different IP addresses.

You’re not doin that Michael?


9. Michael - January 6, 2009

Dave, you are so full of shit.

You are not voting for Nice Deb with five IP addresses.

I know that, because I know where you live, I’ve been there, and that entire town of snaggle-toothed retards does not have five IP addresses.

10. nicedeb - January 6, 2009

Dang, Deb, you put up a whole post pimping your blog,

That was days ago.

You can vote once a day, per computer in your house, or workplace.

Yes, Geoff’s a sweetie, I know.

Anyway, Wonkette hates the PUMAs with a passion, and she saw that they were pimping my blog, (I had no idea) so she thinks I’m a PUMA too, and directed all of her minions to go vote for the Pro-Obama anti-PUMA blog, Rumproast in the Best Small Blog category. . .leaving me and the nice mommy blog in the dust.

11. Michael - January 6, 2009

leaving me and the nice mommy blog in the dust.

Hey, I’m trying to bring in the leg voyeur voting bloc.

Might help if you would post something new. You know, just compromise your principles and go for it. Show some leg.

We will respect you later.

12. Michael - January 6, 2009

Think of it as the Ann Coulter Strategy.

13. eddiebear - January 6, 2009

I’m from STL. I know vote fraud and ballot stuffing.

Just sayin’

14. Sobek - January 7, 2009

And I’m from Nevada. I know all about total douchebags winning elections.

15. nicedeb - January 7, 2009

Maybe I should post the hippy pic…


16. Michael - January 7, 2009

You are too shy.

The Nice Deb Hippy Pic.


Trust me about this.

Did I tell you she has awesome legs?

Yes, I did.

Was I right?

Yes, I was right.

Is her blog worthy as a representative of the moronosphere?

Yes, you can visit Nice Deb any day and see why my wife and I are daily visitors there.

17. composmentis - January 7, 2009

Voted for What’s Up With That and Nice Deb.

Couldn’t do the xkcd thing, though. I have laughed out loud more than a few times at their toons, but Jesus and Mo has made me laugh out loud more.

18. composmentis - January 7, 2009

By the way, Nice Deb’s getting spanked with a Rumproast, if that mental image does anything for you food fetishists.

19. Russ from Winterset - January 7, 2009

You forgot to give a suggestion that everyone should vote for the “Best Conservative Blog” category. And you could also mention Fuck You, Penguin again. Now that FY,P has a fairly good lead over the LOLcats, I’d like to see them widen that lead out to 65, or God forbid, 70% of the total vote.

20. MCPO Airdale - January 7, 2009

So. . . in what category was The WickedPinto nominated?

21. Russ from Winterset - January 7, 2009

Best BBF administered by a transsexual?

It’s a bit of a niche category, but hey, an award is an award.

22. skinbad - January 7, 2009

Most pixels used per random thought?

Most English teachers blissfully unaware?

23. nicedeb - January 7, 2009

I nominated The Hostages for best Humor blog, and IB for best blog community this year, and last.

Also, F-you penguin doesn’t need any help. It’s crushing the competition.

Here are the blogs thatare in distress, (besides Nice Deb):

Hot Air (being pwned by Andrew Sullivan – some mischief is surely afoot).
Who is cJane enjoy it? Never heard of her, but she’s crushing 2nd place Instapundit.
Moonbats are dominating in Best very large blog: take your pick, Patterico, best bet.
And vote for PUMA, and anti-Kos kiddie, (also targeted by Wonkette) The Confluence for Best Liberal Blog.

24. Russ from Winterset - January 7, 2009

F*** You, Penguin is currently getting almost 60% of the vote in Best Pet Blog.

I suppose you COULD consider that to be “winning”. Me? I want to see them up their share to 70% by the time the voting closes.

25. Michael - January 7, 2009

I think it would be fitting if the competition for F*** You, Penguin just quit and ran home crying.

26. eddiebear - January 7, 2009

yeah, running up the score is fun.

27. Wickedpinto - January 8, 2009

Umm. . . to the post. . .but is these treand lines based on the same historical data as the hockey stick?, only rather than Ignoring the MWP, they are starting AT the start of the WMP?

I think I saw that trend line before, can’t remember where.

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