A local blogger remained in you-can't-possibly-be-serious condition Thursday morning after narrowly escaping with what remained of his credibility when he compared Patrick J. Michaels to Galileo.
Michaels is a notorious climate change denialist while the legendary 17th-century Italian astronomer is widely considered the Father of Modern Science.
Earlier George Monbiot, a Grauniad environmental writer who has been highly critical of the climate scientists at the heart of the "ClimateGate" "scandal," included Patrick Michaels among his rogue's pantheon of "Top 10 climate change deniers,"* along with Sarah Palin, Okie politician James Inhofe, and a retired British television presenter who uncovered Marxist-Leninist brainwashing techniques on an episode of Teletubbies (the latter being actually further down the list than Michaels).
Sources said the blogger's physicists advised an intensive regimen of bed rest and cold compresses rather than proceed with his next credulousness-defying metaphor, dubbing Palin "The Werner Heisenberg of the North Slope" because the former governor of Alaska, at a loss to verify both her velocity and location, quit.
* Be sure to peruse the Affidavit of Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, reluctant witness, wherein your affiant emphasizes his principled devotion to complete data transparency and full disclosure. For other people.