Latest Drivel for Friday, Mar. 3, 2017

Psst, Justin, remember, when he grabs you by the pussy, just keep your mouth shut and look dreamy!
The preliminaries of the Trump presidency are ending, and difficult though it is to appreciate, the atmosphere is lightening somewhat. The exchange with Canada’s Justin Trudeau was virtually a love-in….
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, New York Sun, Feb. 15, 2017.

Is that because shit runs downhill?
We been [sic] hearing much about the new “post-fact” world of American politics, supposedly midwifed by Donald Trump’s miraculous ascension to the U.S. Presidency…. Trump is still an amateur in this league. Moreover, the dissociation between what is said to be and what really is…is no long the private garden of…politicians. Excesses of truth-bending and fact-denying are equally as common in protest politics as at the ballot box, in street-demonstrations as in high office. Indeed protest politics is as plastic and fact-allergic, or more so, than the regular politics it sets itself against…. “Post-fact” is a purely Trump phenomenon? Sure it is. And water in an activist stream runs uphill.
—T. Rex Murphy, National Post, Feb. 10, 2017.

Dang, we figured the Media Party was going to turn out to be the real villain like always, but now we can’t even follow the durn story!
Last night, Trump’s National Security Advisor, General Mike Flynn, resigned. He says it was because he didn’t give Vice President Pence a complete briefing on his conversations with Russian diplomats.

But that’s not what the Media Party says, and they’re jubilant in having claimed their first scalp. So what really happened? Between November 8, when Trump won, and January 21, when he was inaugurated, Obama was acting like a teenager about to be evicted, throwing one last party and trashing the place. So Flynn told the Russians: Don’t overreact. Wait to negotiated [sic] with Trump. Do you really think that’s a crime? But do you know how it came out that Flynn did not disclose everything to Pence? A hard-core Obama-Clinton partisan lawyer, Sally Yates, authorized spying on Trump’s transition team, and they leaked that material to the media. To the Washington Post, that is—which is owned by Jeff Bezos, the billionaire owner of Amazon.com. Who just happens to have a $600 million contract with the CIA to do data work for them…

The real villain here is the deep state, the deep underground spooks and spies who refuse to accept democracy….
—Commander Lügenpants, rebel.ca, Feb. 14, 2017.

Yet another reason to despise the press
[T]he press does not realize how despised it is by most Americans, and how richly, as a group (which contains many individual exceptions), it deserves to be despised…. Donald Trump…made a point of denouncing the national media as biased, self-serving, and malicious myth-makers…as “liars….” The tactics of the Democrats and their fellow travelers in the national press are to invent and amplify false stories, “fake news….” Each incident of the slightest potential to embarrass the administration is instantly splashed across the media to inflict as much damage as possible on the president…. The press should revisit its boycott of the president and contemplate their own shortcomings. It is they, and not he, who threatens a free press. Mr. Trump, and the country, will win.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, New York Sun, Feb. 21, 2017.

Fools Russian where Anglophiles fear to tread
And I had another reminder of how television has evolved…when, for the first time, I appeared on Russian television. It was a 30-minute live to tape interview, no editing. [T]he Russians are at least as open to dissenting opinion than [sic] most of the West. In that sense, they are gaining on us.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Post, Feb. 10, 2017.

Place of Russia on 2016 World Press Freedom Index: 148 of 180 countries.
—Source: Reporters without Borders, rsf.org.

No. of journalists murdered in Russia 1992-2016: 56.
—Source: Committee to Protect Journalists, cpj.org.

Right-wing cougar fag-hag sets extremely low bar
First of all, pardon my lookism, but [Milo Yiannopoulos] is gorgeous: tall, slim, with sculpted features and wonderful hair—impossibly blond yesterday, streaked today, brunette tomorrow. He is also unpredictable. He might turn up at a campus talk in a sombrero, shaking maracas, trailed by a mariachi band, or wearing the most beautiful Savile Row suit you’ve ever seen. He shocks for shock’s sake (“Would you rather your child had feminism or cancer?”). Nearly all of what he says is deliberately offensive to some identity group or other.  And he is funny. Just as fearless, but even funnier and with quirkier insights than Ann Coulter.
—Barbara Kay, National Post, Feb. 14, 2017.

Renowned climatologist reveals conspiracy to suppress evidence of strong correlation between something that isn’t happening and something that is
Whistleblowers at the U.S. government’s official keeper of the global warming stats, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), claim their agency doctored temperature data to hide the fact that global temperatures plateaued almost 20 years ago….. No one paying attention can have any doubt that the governmental global warming enterprise has been a fraud. It’s been lies from the start, starting with the very mandate of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which astonishingly ruled out…a remarkable correlation between global warming and solar activity.
—”Environmentalist” Lawrence Solomon, National Post, Feb. 16, 2017.

Yep, the greatest fraud of the century
None of the billions spent on research amounted to anything—none of the models proved reliable, none of the predictions were borne out, none of the expected effects materialized. The Arctic ice cap hasn’t disappeared….

2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Extent Hits Another Record Low
…The 13 smallest maximum extents on the satellite record have happened in the last 13 years.
—nasa.gov, Mar. 28, 2016.

…hurricanes haven’t become more common…

Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change: More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation
—scientificamerican.com, June 28, 2011.

malaria hasn’t spread…

Mosquito-borne Diseases on the Uptick—Thanks to Global Warming
—scientificamerican.com, 2017.

temperatures haven’t continued to climb….

2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record: Both NASA and NOAA   declare that our planet is experiencing record-breaking warming   for the third year in a row
—scientificamerican.com, Jan. 18, 2017.

What did materialize was fraud after fraud…. The greatest scientific fraud of the century will…be laid bare, along with its craven and corrupt enablers in government, academia, industry and the media.
—Solomon, op. cit., Feb. 16, 2017.

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8 comments on “Latest Drivel for Friday, Mar. 3, 2017
  1. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    Frank, how dare you sully an otherwise reality-free compilation with blobs of fact.
    BTW, Rex sounds like he’s talking to himself in a care home.

  2. gormab says:

    “We been hearing”? “… no long the private garden …”? “… are equally as …”? “Indeed protest politics is as plastic and fact allergic, or more so, than the regular politics it sets itself against”? … a purely Tump phenomenon”? “… water in an activist stream”?

    What the hell? Was Rex’s grammar always this bad, and his writing this ham-fisted?

    Are we finding out now because they fired all their copy editors?

  3. gormab says:

    “… purely Trump …” Everyone needs an editor.

  4. OJM says:

    My thanks to the National Putz for assembling all the country’s very worst columnists in a single, easy-to-avoid place.

  5. Patrick60 says:

    If Solomon has ANY degrees in Climatology, I’d like to see them. He’s good at schilling, but that’s about it.Anyone who works for the Heartland Institute is beyond logical redemption.

    • daveS says:

      He has a degree in Geology (Rocks in the head?) and is a Romanian-born journalist with no training in ecological matters.
      He stole a division of the renowned and antique Pollution Probe foundation in Toronto in the 1980s.
      See: “A Look into Canada’s Most Controversial Environmental Organization” by Ryan O’Connor. Vice.com magazine Jan 31 2017.

  6. Papadoc says:

    On the other hand, T Rex is not only “fact-allergic”, but fact repellant.

  7. OJM says:

    Stop with the “global warming” fake news. Don’t you see? This is exactly like the time all the world’s astronomers got together and said a huge asteroid was going to destroy life on earth, just so they could get rich buying up real estate at fire-sale prices. This is what so-called “scientists” do. They pretend to be preoccupied with their silly little experiments and their stupid data, but all the while they’re actually dreaming up ways they can use their fancy talk to shake down everybody else and get into the pants of good-looking people.

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