I had started on an essay to describe this meteostatistical failure last night, but Lucia beat me to it, so the credit goes to her. She's a sharp lady. Besides the fact that short term weather events are not climate you can't apply the coin flip statistical logic to it like Weather Underground's Jeff Masters did, citing a calculation that suggests a one in 1,594,323 chance heat wave.
Archive for 10 Jul 2012
Tags: Daily Reading List, Politics
Here’s today’s reading list. I’m busy today and tomorrow, so I’ll do what I can on the posts.
One man band here.
Tags: Comrade Obama, Elections have Consequences, Find Raising, Mitt Romney
This is good news. As they say in the 9th Infantry Regiment; “Keep up the fire!”
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
In the battle for political cash, President Obama is finding himself in an unaccustomed place during the final months of the 2012 campaign: he is losing.
Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee easily outraised the formidable Obama money machine for the second month in a row. A nonstop schedule of high-dollar events around the country brought in $106 million during June to Mr. Obama’s $71 million, giving him and his party four times the cash on hand that it had just three months ago.
Mr. Obama’s fund-raising deficit in part reflects how steeply the terrain has shifted since 2008, when many Republican donors embraced the candidate and his campaign raised millions of dollars from Wall Street and other traditionally right-leaning industries. Now those donors are swinging hard back to the Republican Party — and to Mr. Romney, whose promise to curtail regulation and cut taxes has helped draw a torrent of five-figure checks.