The Beer: The Punk IPA came out nicely. It could stand a little more aging time, but it is certainly drinkable.
The Bicycle: The Madone is clean. I just need to put it back together. Maybe a short ride tomorrow.
The VRWC: Timothy Wirth makes a really poor argument in the San Francisco Chronicle.
From our out-of-control health care system to lax banking regulation, vested financial interests are having a field day distorting the facts in service of another year's or decade's profits. Climate change is the latest issue to take a beating. It's the standard Leftist meme: "Vested Interests", evil capitalists. Then a call for "Government" to level the playing field. I call BS. He calls for the government to "stand up for the scientific method". I have to wondeer if Wirth knows the "Scientific Method" at all. In the Scientific Method, one develops a theory. Then one gathers data. Then one tries to disprove the theory. No theory can be tested for all cases, so it must be continually tested until it becomes observable fact. Observable fact: The Earth is round. Theory: All planets are round. The difference? Until we can see all planets in the universe, we can't know for certain they are all round. There is only one Earth. It is observably round (close enough). (Alleged) AGW is not observable within the range of all variables, and I would argue cannot be proven (at least not with current technology).
Further, Wirth's rhetoric and credentials (The United Nations Foundation) kill his credibility.
Look, I'm not the smartest guy in the room (ok, maybe I am if Wirth and I are in the same room), but I know when something doesn't smell right. (Alleged) AGW has always smelled particularly bad. And the religious fervor with which its' adherents attack those who disagree is telling. The government need not defend good science and should not defend bad.