Saturday, September 09, 2017


Sometimes it's hard to remember that there is more than one ignorant voice crying out in the wilderness. One in particular, who lives in a dump and has access to Twitter, is hard to ignore. That makes some sense since he is a high profile ignorant voice and we can't really say that he is crying out in the wilderness since he doesn't believe in such things. Still there are plenty of other loud whines and cries coming from the not-so-clever.
No surprise on this list, I submit Rush Limbaugh. If you haven't heard from Rush lately, it could be that his voice has become less relevant in this age of ridiculous twaddle that issues forth on a daily basis. This could be the reason that Rush decided to up his game. On his Labor Day broadcast, he delivered a customarily freewheeling monologue in which he seemed to suggest that hurricanes were a liberal conspiracy intended to convince the public that climate change is real. The Palm Beach, Florida resident said, “The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works. Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.” This was the way Rush chose to promote his vision of weather and the conspiracies that he feels are being lobbed at our "President."
Rush insisted that, “in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Al Gore is correct when he has written—and he couldn’t be more wrong—that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes.” And, “there is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.”
Now we come to the rationale portion: How to unravel the "logic" behind this paranoia. What a relief it would be if we could find some way to make our planet more habitable rather than less. What sort of machinations and machinery would be involved in creating more and better hurricanes if for some bizarro reason. Al Gore, inventor of the Internet, now controls weather? Well that would be a headline, wouldn't it? 
And maybe Rush is just tired of not being the biggest idjit in the wilderness. 

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