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Published on the Doomstead Diner on January 31, 2014


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This week the bronze gong goes to a Kathy Stover-Kennedy the ‘thats not my dad’, doe eyed, dough digging girlfriend of Dennis Farrell, CEO of Freedom Industries. Unless you have been on holiday on another planet you could not have missed the story of the chemical contamination of West Virginia’s water. Freedom Industries is the company who screwed up. Kathy’s pretty little pout sounds pretty used to getting her own way and getting away with pretty much anything. Its hurt her feelings that some of the comments from the three hundred thousand odd folk across three counties who cant use the water and got sick before finding out the water wasn’t safe haven’t been understanding enough.

Here’s her facebook page offering her side of things. You gather from it that we should be thankful for this release because Dennis and Freedom Industries had better things to do than offer an explanation;

So as you see, Denny dear has been busy rolling up his sleeves and getting the problem fixed, probably filtering all the water through a Big Berky or Breta jug. After that is, digging right under that leaking tank and welding a new sheet of steel plate over the rusted out section, one he beat and bent into shape by himself. Well thats the way she makes it sound.

But that all is of secondary concern to how she is holding up, as the most important question would be Is the bosses bimbo ok?. Well yes and no. Shes had her feelings hurt with unkind criticisms when the spill was an accident and nothing gets harmed, she says. So back off busters, a little sensitivity thanks. The good news Im sure you will be relieved to know is she has had a shower and brushed her teeth and reports she is OK.Breathe out now, her blonde head could have gone bronze washing her hair with the wrong CHEMICALS.

But she gets the bronze trophy anyway, to help turn the frown back upside down. How long she stays a trophy if Denny goes outta biz from this is another question. Kathy gets a bunch of feeler guages. Not to set the sparkplug gaps or adjust tappet clearance on her convertible Jag, but to guage her level of feelings in thousandths  of an inch for anybody else, like maybe poor kids who swam in the creeks and swallowed the chemicals. place goes to one Thomas Perkins, Venture Capitalist who wrote in earnest (my ass) to the Wall Street Journal, comparing the treatment of the exceptionally wealthy today to that of Jews during the holocaust;

Regarding your editorial “Censors on Campus” (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the “rich.”

From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these “techno geeks” can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a “snob” despite the millions she has spent on our city’s homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.

This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?

Tom Perkins

San Francisco

Whats the bet Tom is not a former Nazi himself. Have you ever heard the word “Kristallnacht” used to describe the concept, only an absolute insider knows of it. Take a look at his foto taken from the top floor suite of a skyscraper. Aside from the tailored suit and strudel eating smug smile, he looks more at home as a ‘Hans von Heidelburg’. ‘Tom Perkins’ sounds more like a Caterpillar cap and Stihl suspenders wearing  Samaritan who stopped to pick up an Aryan hitcher in late 1944 and hasnt been seen since.

Well come on, he’s about as serious in what he’s saying as I am. Tom gets silver since he probably stole shitloads of silver out of Auschwitz inmates teeth, which he used to finance his ratrun and set up his venture capital company. Im giving him a glass cutting tool to use on that window behind him on the top floor. He seems to see some writing on the wall, along the lines of; either you come down now Tom or we will come up. Gong goes to Andrew Bullshit Bolt, Australias answer to the biggest asshole you have anywhere. A columnist who writes for the Herald Sun and host of his own weekly half hour of unabashed baseless bullshit, The Bolt Report. After years of vocal dissent against taking global warming seriously as it may harm the economy and cost jobs, has now gone very quiet on this issue. Is it because he’s busy defending trying to drown all refugees on the high seas or is it because his years of claiming a “pause in warming” is starting to look pretty silly with every capital city and state in Oz setting RECORD temperatures year on year.

Heres the last sample 4 months ago of his same old climate change denial claptrap that an intelligent twelve year old can pull to pieces;

HOW convenient that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change decided last Friday it was even more certain we’re heating the world to hell.

That meant these UN scaremongers distracted the media from inconvenient truths in their latest report.

Fact is, the IPCC showed it’s got a lot less to be confident about. Global warming is turning from imminent catastrophe to merely a problem — or less.

Not that you’d guess that from media reports.
(So no journalist or scientist says so, only you do)

“It is more certain than ever that human civilisation is the main cause of global warming, putting the world on track for dangerous temperature rises,” wailed The Age.
(How then is it ‘less than a problem’?)

Journalists thought it news that IPCC scientists, who were 90 per cent sure of this six years ago, say they are 95 per cent sure now.

Hmm. But how did they figure they were now 5 per cent more sure? Leading climate scientist Professor Judith Curry, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, doesn’t buy it: “Perhaps they felt it was appropriate or politic that they show progress.”
(A complete debunking of the IPCC then. An academic from a state with a mean IQ below the average cites no study or data, so we should believe you)

Had they not, more journalists might have reported some embarrassing admissions instead.

They may have noted this latest IPCC “summary for policymakers” admits there was an unexpected 15-year pause in warming.

As it says: “The rate of warming over the past 15 years (0.05 degrees per decade) … is smaller than the rate calculated since 1951 (0.12 degrees per decade)”.
(this has been explained as el nino effcet cooling cycle, less solar activity, and thats slowed not paused)

Oh, and those sea level rises? The ones the ABC’s chief science presenter, Robyn Williams, said could drown our cities under 100m of sea by 2100?

Relax. The median sea level rises now tipped under the four IPCC emissions scenarios are between just 26cm and 30cm by 2100, with an extreme possible limit of 82cm.
(never mind the tide and storm surge effects already swamping Fuku and Manhattan, and Andrew wont be breathing in 2100 anyway)

….Gone, too, is the IPCC’s apocalyptic warning that temperatures could soar more than 6 degrees this century.

It now predicts as little as 0.3 degrees of warming or 4.8 at most. Anything under 2 degrees would actually be good for us, meaning more rain and better crops — not that the IPCC mentions reassuring news.

(have you heard that one anywhere else? Hows food prices from crops doing so well where you live?)

And remember that other scare — peddled by Tim Flannery, Al Gore, The Age and our ABC — of an ice-free Arctic by this year?

In fact, the IPCC says only one of its four scenarios suggests the Arctic might be nearly ice free in summer by mid-century at the earliest. The rest have no confidence of that this century.
( Im hearing others saying by the end of the decade not century, an area the size of texas melting more each year than the last).

All this may still sound scary to people with no faith that a much richer and technologically advanced world 100 years from now could easily adapt.
(do we look like getting richer other than the elite you whore for? or any leaps in technology or even an idea what this technology is?)

But after so many false scares, and with no warming for so long
(in your freezer maybe, certainly not the ocean where most heating has happened),
let’s keep our panic on hold and our hands on our wallets.
(in your case on your weathercock).

Here he is getting his ass handed to him caught out trying to tell plenty of porky pies, by a labcoat so humourless a clown couldnt get a giggle out. Notice also river systems filled in the drought affected south were only due to extreme floods in the tropical north, not rain in the drought affected states.

Andrew Bolt GETS OWNED on The Bolt Report 13 nov 2011

Andrew gets a two in one rain guage and thermometer, reminding him how stupid hes going to sound if he starts again saying it isn’t heating up.

[Remember to get me your tool of the week nominees during the week, cheers to Surly and WHD.

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