This post concerns the work of Dave McGowan, author several books including of Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon and of Programmed to Kill, both of which I have read.
Weird Scenes is about the rock and roll scene in Los Angeles in the late sixties. McGowan exposes the military roots of most of the musicians of that era, interspersed with chapters on their deaths. Other than a cautionary word about Jim Morrison, he accepted every death as real. He did no interviews for the book, and did not even do the most elementary research into their deaths, such as checking to see if they were listed in the Social Security Death Index. Even I did that. The one photograph in the book, tellingly, is of Jim Morrison as a youth on board a naval ship with his admiral father, and it is fake.
Continue reading “Moondoggie: Nobody went anywhere”
I like to suggest to anyone who thinks Climate Change is upon us and presents a real and present danger to do an experiment: As a passenger (not driver) in your car, the next time out, stick your head out the window. Feel the air, the temperature, notice the surroundings. Everything is OK.
That is tongue-in-cheek, of course. A more thorough method might be to look at data on sea levels (if you, like Barry Obama, live on a seashore) and land and ocean temperatures. Observe how little change is going on, and how easily we adapt. My own state of Colorado has experienced, over the past 100 years, an increase in daytime high temperatures of .47 degree Fahrenheit per decade. That is manageable, even welcome. There is a similar number for every state in the lower 48, for instance, Maine: .087, Nebraska: .323, Rhode Island: .334, Texas: .168. None of this is remotely alarming.
Continue reading “Polar bears: Somebody went and counted them …”
In a post below, I noted that the map below, which is really part of an art project, depicted the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as being a mere smudge on a satellite image of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.
Continue reading “The Great Pacific Garbage Move, Australia Wanders East on us!”
One of the first things done for someone who wants to be a Climate Alarmist is to issue that person a Get Out of Jail Free card. Along with the card is issued a reminder, “Don’t worry. You can say anything you want. You can make up your facts. The scarier, the better. No one will call you on it.”
The photograph above is an example. It is said to be of a small part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Image credit is given to AFP – many groups go by that moniker, but my best guess is that it is either a French or German news service. Below is said to be a map of the GPGP, taken from our friend and favorite liar, Wikipedia:
Continue reading “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”
The Sierra Club quit beating its wife. So they say. At this link we find that they took $25 million from various natural gas interests between the years 2005-2010. They allegedly stopped, in 2012 issuing the following press release:***
The Club continues to view natural gas as a flawed but necessary transition fuel to a clean energy future powered by wind, solar and other truly clean energy sources. That’s all the more reason that we must even more aggressively push for strong state and federal regulations. To succeed in those efforts, there can be no question of our independence. We can no longer accept donations from companies or individuals involved in the natural gas industry.
Sierra Club was not alone in taking money from fossil fuel companies. The Environmental Defense Fund is as guilty, if not more so, along with Natural Resource Defense Council and others, usually the big enviro groups. This article is from 2012 and outlines much of the corruption. There’s a common and never debunked belief fostered on the public by Climate Alarmists that the fossil fuel industry is funding Climate Skeptic groups, kind of a David/Goliath situation. This, like everything else said by alarmists, is just another big lie.
Continue reading “Blue Bayme and miscellany”
One of the more puzzling aspects of Climate Alarmism/Fanaticism is this: While they are opposed to use of oil, gas and coal, claiming that the CO2 emitted (which they refer to as “carbon”) is harming our climate and will eventually end life as we know it on this planet. They instead favor “renewable” energy in the form of solar and wind power. What they do not explain is why they are opposed to nuclear energy, which is safe, and emits no CO2. There is the problem of spent fuel rods, but I think we have that pretty well under control. (I am aware of a certain sentiment among some readers that nuclear power is not real, following as it did in the wake of nuclear bombs, which may well never have been built. I think that nuclear power is real, and one reason I think that is because Climate Alarmists are opposed to it.)
I suppose that is a little tongue-in-cheek, as I am fully aware of what they are up to, and it has nothing to do with our climate. There is no need to save the planet. We do need to control some of our destructive activities, like over-fishing, for instance. The purpose of Climate Alarmism is hidden from view, but easily discerned: To impoverish us, reduce our numbers, and prevent development on continents occupied by darker skinned people. Europe is now gearing up for a cold winter, and massive supplies of liquefied natural gas await on tankers for the inevitable emergency caused by failure of wind and solar to keep people warm and factories running. Businesses have shut down or moved elsewhere due to the high cost of energy. This is no surprise. You might even say that this is the objective.
Continue reading “China Syndrome, Three Mile Island”
First, let me offer a nice bit of poetry from William Skink over at Reptile Dysfunction. It concerns use of Big Bird to get kids to vaccinate, as in, you know, there is nothing these monsters will not do, no low that is too low. First Chomsky telling us to cease commingling with ordinary stooges who have not figured out the hoax, and now a popular television character engaging in child abuse.
I wish I had the right words. I do not. My outrage is indescribable.
I came across a concept over the weekend, I do not remember where, but something well known and probably better understood by readers here than by me. It is the “noble lie.” It comes from Plato, I am told, but the concept doesn’t need a deep philosopher to grasp it. It is to mislead for the greater good. An example might be telling kids there are trolls living under bridges to keep them from going down to such places. Santa Clause might be another.
Continue reading “Monday Monday”
All right, all right – a joke explained is a joke not funny. I titled this post Noam’s Guarding the Cave as a play on words, substituting “Noam’s” for Gnomes, which are mythical creatures that guard trees and animals of the forest. Swiss bankers are referred to as the Gnomes of Zurich, and it is not a compliment.
I went through a period in the 1990s to some later date, how much later I am embarrassed to say, wherein I followed the work of Noam Chomsky and his own personal Minime, David Barsamian. I read most of his books, and Barsamian interviewed the hell out of him, making yet more books.
I want to first point to a 2016 paper by Miles Mathis, Noam Chomsky is and Has Always Been a Spook [I cannot get the link to work, but it is http://mileswmathis.com/chom.pdf, or just go to his updates page and search for “Chomsky.”], as it appears that he went through a similar infatuation, and is well recovered. The MM essay stands well on its own, but after publishing it he received an email from a former student of Chomsky’s at MIT, published on page 29 forward. In it the former student indicates that Chomsky, whose prose on political matters was forthright and well written, in matters of linguistics appeared to be the product of ghost writers. He also suggests that much of Chomsky’s early work might well have been derivative of his father’s.
Continue reading “Noam’s guarding the cave”
Compiled by: Cranky Yanky
I have no interest in Loretta Lynn nor her music, but I still felt the need to compile this post since something about her Wikipedia profile just “sticks in my craw.” But first, let’s get the Covid nonsense out of the way.
Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too! #winning #sickofcovid #stayhealthy #besafe #getyours,” Lynn posted on social media.
I have a few questions for Loretta:
- Why did you need to “roll out” of Hurricane Mills at all? How is it that an 89-year-old “legend” with your resources couldn’t get the jab at home from a personal nurse?
- If you did indeed leave home, why did you need to “bundle up?” Your ranch in Hurricane Mills features a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and since 1982 has hosted the largest amateur motocross race of its kind. Does it not include indoor facilities to house vehicles? Why haven’t you demanded a luxury vehicle with heated seats in an indoor garage?
- Is getting injected with God-knows-what the only way you can get mom-daughter time, and why are you and all your celebrity friends always so giddy and “glad to get it?”
Continue reading “Loretta Lynn: A Tangled Webb”
Contemporary climate change includes both global warming caused by humans and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, but the current changes are more rapid than any known events in Earth’s history.
The above words appear at YouTube under any video (that is allowed to air) that mentions climate change, either believing it to be real (allowed) or being mildly skeptical, also allowed but surely monitored. The link, of course, is to Wikipedia. The text is a big lie.
The above banner appears below any YouTube video that discusses Covid-19 in any manner, those believing it to be a real thing (allowed) or being mildly skeptical of certain aspects (also allowed, but surely monitored). That link, of course, is to Centers for Disease Control and all of its lies and urging vaccination for all.
Continue reading “Censor culture”