Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Myron abandons his tie

Who has the coolest neckline?

I was shocked this morning to discover that the Competitive Enterprise Institute, aka the lie factory, has been attempting to get hip to the groove with its sponsorship of cool dude in a dark tee-shirt Jason Talley, the "Expert 303" Crasher-in-chief who pioneered his own brand of reactionary interventions with such stunts as releasing "hundreds of balloons at a climate change conference with free market environmental messages."

Could it get worse?

Oh yes it can.

Authentically scruffy expert 315 runs a "geeky blog" which, between the articles saying how good Google is that it should never be regulated to prevent it going bad, there are acres Google-Ads leaving not enough room for a single link back to his work webpage where he has the title: Assistant Editorial Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Could it get worse?

Oh yes it can.

The tie-less Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship -- which probably exists as no more than an ink-stain on two sheets of paper -- recently wrote to the Nobel Committee to nominate Rush Limbaugh (yes, him) for the Peace Prize on the basis of his great contribution to public health by his advocacy of the use of DDT as a means of bashing environmentalism. This deception has been talked about before. Are there really that few bald-face lies for you to use?

And so we come to dear old Myron, the old git who has dropped his tie after fifty years of pinning it on and pretending he knows jack--. That's the old way we knew Stupid White Men dressed.

Myron's new open necktie and moody natural light effect reminds me of Vladimir Putin of Russia. The secret police were never the problem; only corporations have the right to be free.

He hasn't been putting in many hours of late.

Yesterday he filed a blog post about the Texas coal industry which didn't make any sense after he had claimed that new coal-fired powerstations are less polluting than gas-fired, and that increasing electricity costs wouldn't reduce the demand, and that renewable energy doesn't work in the long, hot, blazing sunshine of the Texas summer because there's very little wind to run the turbines.

Oh, and he also included some total bull about California's recent blackouts which were ironically a result of an extreme heatwave even after the state had dramatically increased its supply of electricity.

It's difficult to take account of the needs created due to the projected changes in the climate when the entire energy industry is claiming that no such change is happening. Myron blamed it on Mexicans.

Everything Myron says is from the opposite-land of his not-icy-cool-now-that-he-has-loosened-his-tie air-conditioned office. So when he manages to find two science articles which apparently say completely opposite things, he feels happy and in his own element.

Pity this contradiction didn't extend beyond the first paragraphs. But Myron is a man whose salary depends on his own ignorance. If it suits him to believe that the vast ocean, or the atmosphere for that matter, is just a homogenous unit of liquid like a bowl of soup, then so be it.

That is where our toilet is.


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