Global Warming? by Bob Patterson
An artist's endorsement of the Global Warming theory?
Last week, on the Armstrong and Getty radio show, one of the voices pointed out that in 2012 when there were 20,000 Americans killed by guns only 400 of the victims were killed by assault rifles and so the fussing over an insignificant portion of the total seemed like a complete waste of time and energy; this week Senate Majority leader Harry Reed agreed. Some treehugging hippies responded by stealing a page from the right to life playbook and lamented that every life is precious and that each and every one of the bullet riddled corpses was a tragedy that could have been saved with a renewed assault weapons ban.
The hippies' favorite conservative villains (billionaires)
hate the poor and middle class and when their views are challenged, they
usually respond by destroying the critics' reputation and character and so the
treehuggers weren't surprised when, immediately after the new Pope's program of
helping the poor was announced, a whisper campaign started about his activities
Dirty War. Journalists responded in the
Oklahoma land rush fashion and immediately inflated the rumors to news item
level because they know that helping the billionaires is a shortcut to media
fame and success.
After veterans who served in Vietnam started criticizing the level of support they were receiving, the biggest group that was sympathetic to their complaints was the peaceniks who had opposed the war itself. Are the wounded and crippled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, who are alleging that they need more help and support services, getting any more than brief mentions in the "pro left" corporate media?
Did any conservative show any remorse or regret about the
expensive search for the WMD's in Iraq on the tenth anniversary of the Invasion
or did they leave it up to the hippies to get surly and sound righteous in
retrospect about that bit of American history?
At least the Faux Facts Folks who dedicate their lives to fair and balanced propaganda didn't wallow in the usual tsunami of "never again" commentary. As a matter of fact, the day after the 10th Anniversary, President Obama was sounding bellicose about the fate of the FSA (Freien Syrishen Armee) and the Iranian WMD development program. Is there some reason why they aren't called the SLA (Syrian Liberation Army)?
Will the allegations of chemical attacks in Syria
provide a convenient rational for sending American military to that country to
fight and die for democracy?
In a country that (ostensibly) honors a free press as one of the cornerstones of democracy, it would be sad and pathetic if very few pundits and commentators remarked on the preceding items, but how ominous would it be for champions of truth, justice, and the American Way, if the World's Laziest Journalist was the only columnist to gather those four items of concern together in one posting? Yeah, we know folks just skim the Internets but if a columnist doesn't mention several items how can do-it-yourselfer analysts do a comprehensive connect the dots summation type overview?
These items ripped from the headlines from early 2013 might just be symptoms of a malady that was predicted by St. Ronald Reagan and George Carlin. WTF? St. Ronald Reagan emphatically informed voters that Social Security and the deficit are separate and unrelated items. The sound byte of him explaining that is frequently played by Norman Goldman on his radio show and is available on Youtube.
George Carlin, some years ago, explained, in a bit titled "The American Dream," that bankers don't care about voters in an expletive laden diatribe which is also available on Youtube.
If both of those diverse sources are correct in their
assessments, then it shouldn't come as a surprise to well informed voters that
a coherent, coordinated program is being conducted to deliver the money in the
Social Security's "locked box" into the hands of greedy bankers and that part
of the program is a distorted view of reality that has been just as carefully
crafted as the Propaganda produced by the Third Reich.
Our ability to read French has suffered from a lack of constant practice and so we may be wrong but a columnist in the most recent available issue of Paris Match magazine seemed to be saying that Europe is on the edge of a massive united upheaval of civil unrest.
This week the Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory (ACTF)
compound was buzzing with speculation wondering if (subjunctive mood alert) the
Syrian rebels are using a false flag attack on their own ranks to precipitate
Another topic on the ACTF agenda recently brought up the possibility that the World's Laziest Journalist didn't participate in the national discussion on gun control because he had been tipped by a high placed source in Washington that such an effort would be an exercise in futility.