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Up against the Wall - Josh 260

Over at Climate Audit Steve McIntyre's posts on the 'Mann vs Steyn' battle are great fun to read and the comments are very entertaining. The posts are here, here, here, here, here, and here, with another post added today.

Many thanks, Steve, for a great set of posts - the cartoons are queuing up.

Cartoons by Josh

PS In case you are wondering where Mann's attire comes from the reference is here


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Feb 27, 2014 at 6:07 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

Is that dustbin lid as tiny shield? Hint of where the plaintiff's pleadings belong, perhaps, along with the trusty hockey stick itself?

[Yes ;-)]

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

but but but ... Michael Mann's likeness is protected from parody and satire!

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichard Tol

Surely if it says "Rigor" it should also say "Defense" ? ;-)

[Maybe... or, in a subtle way, maybe not ;-)]

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorph

Is that SuperMandia's cloak???? Doesn't cover much...then again, the Mann of 'Rigor' has been trying to stiff us.

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM | Registered CommenterHarry Passfield

I know just what he's going to say but I won't pre-empt the next cartoon.

Love it, but could you put up health warnings before you show images of a scantily clad Mann? There could be people out there about to eat or of a nervous disposition.

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Great cartoon Josh but unfortunately you missed off his Nobel Prize medal :-)

Feb 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Is he outfitted "with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play" ?

I do hope so!

Feb 27, 2014 at 7:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Savage

There's not much protection for that big soft underbelly.

Feb 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I am Spartacus, --- no I am, ---- no it's me, ----- we are all Spartacus !!!! - Oh well, never mind.

Feb 27, 2014 at 8:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterdennis

Josh, I love your cartoons and rarely fall about laughing but this one did it. Absolutely hilarious.

Feb 27, 2014 at 9:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephen Richards

One wishes that Mr. Steyn could get a few of our Ontario Provincial Police to help with his case, vis a vis deleting emails. Seems our cops are a bit more on the ball than some others we could mention:

(context: a government was caught in a scandal, and someone tried to delete some emails)

Feb 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterCaligulaJones

But where are his Mannboobs? Ah.....they must be in his pleadings.

Feb 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM | Unregistered Commenter52

Sparta! But where are the rippling abs?

Feb 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

BTW, when are we going to see a cartoon of 300 SkSpartans Treehut scientists led by Mann and Lew? That's how they won the review wars on Amazon for Mann's Climate Wars and they did it without rippling abdominal muscles, research in Treehut files shows.

Feb 27, 2014 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

Awww, Josh . . . you make him look so cuddly . . . like a little cute baby venomous reptile . . .


Feb 28, 2014 at 1:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

Actually, Mann's blustering and hubristic character and his paranoid reaction to criticism suggest to me someone who struggles with a deep sense of inadequacy.
Who would be surprised to learn that in his youth a girl friend perhaps nicknamed him Justin?
Or even Tintin?

Feb 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM | Unregistered Commentermartin brumby

Martin Brumby: You've just give me the best g'faw g'faw of the day!!! Thanks.

sHx: Where's the abs? reminds me of a certain Anthony Aloysius H: "Where's that stiff upper lip man?"

(All together now: "Above that loose, flabby chin!")

Feb 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM | Registered CommenterHarry Passfield

Spinning Innocence ?
So "Investigations which weren't actually investigating Mann
didn't write in their conclusions that Mann had done something wrong"
..good comment on Steve's blog

Feb 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Of course the Great Big Fat Lie about Mann's 'exoneration' is due to the difference in spelling between British English and American English, as demonstrated in what Mann insists was said by the Unversity of East Anglia in their Independent Climate Change Review Report:
'The scientists' rigor and honesty are not in doubt...'
Love it...

Feb 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterSherlock1

...oh no ...somebody's gonna get sued!

Feb 28, 2014 at 2:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterDS

The War is lost but some don't see it.

No gladiator is he,
sold his soul for a government fee;
all wind and pi88,
no man of honour and know this;
man made global warming is dead,
and hokey stick all put to bed;
full of bluster and more - blethers on he does,
challenges everyone but never will he don the gloves;
all the while caressing his mortally offended ego,
deep ensconced behind Penn State bunker walls - what a so and so;
It's time to Mann up son,
to put your clothes on and get thee gone.

Feb 28, 2014 at 2:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Mann's efforts to "clear his name" has resulted in him becoming just a parody of himself, a laughing stock, and will go down in history as a figure of ridicule, and a bogey-mann to scare a naughty child with.

Feb 28, 2014 at 3:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterJaundiced View

Mann's "nobel prize" has attracted much publicity. but don't forget that his claim to an Olympic gold medal in track is as valid as his claim to a Nobel prize - see Josh here

Mar 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterSteve McIntyre

I posted this bit of entertainment on Unthreaded, but perhaps it deserves a place on this thread:

In his latest analysis, Steve McIntyre turns his attention to the "Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee 8th Report of Session 2009-10: The disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by Command of Her Majesty". Which is a long title for a rather short document.

Mann presents it as his personal exoneration by the "government of the United Kingdom", and artfully sidesteps naming the particular "Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change". It's a chap called Chris Huhne, who subsequently was forced to resign and went to jail for obstruction of justice - which by happy coincidence is the same crime for which Mann's champion, the now disgraced Penn State president Graham Spanier (fulsomely thanked in Mann's book), has been charged with. British sentencing policy being somewhat more lenient than America's, Mr Huhne is no longer being detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure. But, had he found himself sharing a cell with President Spanier, I'm sure the two would have had plenty to talk about.

Mark Steyn on 'distinguished' public figures Chris Huhne, Michael Mann, and disgraced former President of Pennsylvania State University Graham Spanier

Mar 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Oh, yeah? Well, I'll see your 'monocameral exoneration' and trade you the bottom bunk for the extra pillow.

Mar 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

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