“Garrett Graff: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, does not know how to use a desktop computer, according to multiple sources interviewed by the FBI.” — an interview on This American Life (Nov 4, 2016)
Garrett Graff is an ordinary Hillary supporter and Trump hater (1, 2). He was a 2016 Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Vermont and a Politico editor.
“Garrett Graff: But when we actually read through these documents, you can almost come away with a sense that that is actually why they did it, that Hillary seems to actually be a very persnickety technology user. She is not very comfortable with most technology, only liked to use a BlackBerry and, more specifically, only liked to use a specific type of increasingly older and more out-of-date BlackBerry.
She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer. She–
Sean Cole: Wait, wait, wait. Back up. Back up. She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer.
Garrett Graff: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, does not know how to use a desktop computer, according to multiple sources interviewed by the FBI.
Sean Cole: How is that possible?
Garrett Graff: The short answer is, I don’t know.” Continue reading Hillary Clinton does not know how to use a computer
2018-11-18 update: CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016 (Canada Free Press, August 2018):
Last year, as all Hell was breaking loose in California as residents were burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, Gov. Jerry Brown was jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda, and calling this California’s ‘new normal.’
“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.
Today [2018-08-09], as California burns once again under torrential wildfires, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years… that is everyone except Governor Jerry Brown.
The current (November 2018) wildfire are the deadliest in California history. Wildfires are normal in California, but their extent and the damage in this and previous years are unprecedented. Continue reading The Cal Government Is Responsible for the Wildfire Deaths
Massachusetts has been hit by a series of natural gas explosions. The main cause of this disaster is aging and deteriorating infrastructure, natural gas pipelines in this case. Massachusetts (and New York, California, and few other deep blue states) diverted necessary funds from maintaining and upgrading infrastructure to climate change propaganda as well as subsidies to cronies in “renewable energy” and “carbon free” financing. Massachusetts Democrats were so prejudiced against pipelines that the state elected to import LNG from Russia. Continue reading Climate Alarmism Kills
Make Our Planet Flat Again – Macron yearns to be more ignorant than a medieval peasant. The attempt to mock President Trump backfires.
The Paris Accord anniversary “summit”: not only Donald Trump, but even Angela Merkel does not attend!
The Associated Press (AP) reports that, “Macron’s climate summit in Paris finds new money” (1). I suspect some of this “new money” was found in our pension funds, state and city treasuries, and publicly traded corporations.
Trustees, directors, and officers of the vulnerable funds and corporations are advised of their fiduciary duty to the employees, retirees, and stockholders. That means that not a penny from their respective funds should be lost to the “climate finance.”
There is a list comprising old offenders, such as CalPERS, CalSTRS, treasuries, and pension funds in a number of blue states.
Continue reading Notes 2017 Nov-Dec
Updated on Apr-28-2018
The Democratic National Committee has multiple open vacancies in the tech department including IT Systems Administrator, Product Manager, and Chief Security Officer. Madeleine Leader, the DNC Data Services Manager, sends an email to employees asking for help filling in those vacancies – “feel free to forward on to your contacts.” Then comes a hummer: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in the majority.” Continue reading DNC Hacking and “cisgender straight white males”
The New York Times has exhibited its scientific ignorance again. This time, it republished a tweet from DPRK News Service accusing the American military of “near total ignorance of ballistic science.” Fortunately, DPRK News Service is a parody Twitter account, so this case received some publicity.
This case is not just funny. It demonstrates that the New York Times cannot distinguish a fake news service from a real one. Not surprisingly, it regularly publishes fake news. This case also shows the scientific illiteracy and obscurantism of the formerly mainstream media and its readiness to repeat any claims about science, as long as they fulfill their ideological needs. Their claims of the Trump administration’s “ignorance of climate science” are similarly based on a hoax (fraud, to be accurate).
Ezra Klein is the Editor-in-Chief of Vox, founder of JournoList, contributor to WaPo, Bloomberg News, and MSNBC, and an all-around liberal icon. A few years ago he said and wrote that the Constitution was written 100 years ago. This level of ignorance is expected from modern libs. What is surprising is that Mr. Klein has graduated from the University of California with a major in Political Science! If the lib icons have no idea about the subjects they supposedly studied, is it any surprise that they know nothing about physics, biology, and engineering?
Oregon’s government promotes the Communist Party and leftist mouthpieces in a series of lessons ironically called The Making of Good Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities. Continue reading Oregon Government Hard Left Propaganda
A new letter (1) from putative scientists calling for the persecution of climate dissenters is posted (2) by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and is addressed to the NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The letter is titled “Pursue ExxonMobil Investigation to the Fullest Extent of the Law,” but the word “investigation” in it stands for “punishment,” as seen from the following quote:
“We encourage you to pursue your investigation to the fullest extent of the law in order to uncover any past wrongdoing and deter future misconduct.“
Harvard alumni know witch hunts! I’m not talking about Al Gore and Barack Obama here. Not even Maura Healey, the Massachusetts Attorney General. In 1692, exactly 300 years before the Clinton-Gore team won the presidential election, more than a hundred men, women, and girls were tried and convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Around 20 of them were executed. The majority of the trial judges were Harvard College alumni. Continue reading Next on the Wall of Shame: Harvard University
It is getting more weird on Reddit. I have been banned after re-posting the link to my article, pointing to the math errors in IPCC climate models and to the failure by so-called “climate modelling community” to develop specialized chips that would have allowed it to produce its garbage predictions thousands times faster: Continue reading Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists
Michael Mann et al. claimed they were not required to share code according to rules allegedly made by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These alleged rules seem unique. For example, Nature contributors expect scientists who publish in peer-reviewed journals to not only share their code, but to do it quickly:
“Authors and journals should share data and code quickly when questions arise.”
This makes sense. If the NSF issued a rule against mandatory code disclosure in time for Mann et al. to use it, it might have acted with the explicit purpose of protecting climate fraud.
Democrats and their allies have started blaming their election loss on alleged “Russian hacking,” and bitching about foreign interference in the US elections. How hypocritical!
The Internet has opened American political processes for foreign interference. Most of the foreign interference benefited extreme Left . Starting with the Internet based organizations, such as MoveOn.org, foreign influence contributed to transformation of the old Democratic Party into its current radical shape. The 2016 elections has been marked by the heaviest foreign meddling in the US history. Almost all of it was in favor of the Democratic candidates. Some of the most significant meddlers were:
- The UN organization and its many branches
The Guardian, a media outlet of the British Left, partially financed by the British government
Greenpeace, WWF, FOE, and the rest of the European green establishment
The Climate Action Network with its 1,000+ foreign member organizations
The Quantum Group of Hedge Funds
The Democratic Party has embraced Climate Alarmism, Continue reading Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections
Few days ago, the left-stream media and Obama have raised a ruckus about “fake news,” which they blamed for their election loss. The ruckus boils down to two allegations: a) conservatives produce fake news, and b) conservatives tend to believe fake news. But a closer look proves both allegations wrong. Instead, misinformation is shown to be the province of the Left, and nearly indispensable part of a modern liberal education.
The ruckus started with an NPR article, We Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned. NPR interviewed the founder and owner of an official fake news media company Disinfomedia, Jestin Coler. Coler is a journalist, political science major, and a self-professed liberal. He lives in a suburb of Los Angeles. “My educational background is in political science. I’ve always enjoyed the ideas of propaganda and misinformation,” Coler said. Continue reading The Left Publishes Fake News, Blames the Right
Exxon knew (geophysics). Exxon knows. When did knowledge become a crime?
— The Light Bulb
A common light bulb: invented by Thomas Edison in 1879, banned by an act of Congress from 2014. Continue reading Chronicle of Liberal Obscurantism
“Why, she’d never even seen a factory, or known anyone who had seen a factory” (Gone with the Wind, thoughts of Scarlett O’Hara at the beginning of the Civil War.)
This sentence is an almost precise description of the liberal establishment and the Democratic brass today. Obama is gone. Let the rest of them follow.
Chronicle of Liberal Obscurantism
Charles David Keeling (1928-2005) became famous for setting up a worldwide network of CO2 measurement stations that demonstrated annual increases of CO2 in the air. The iconic Keeling curve, representing CO2 concentrations since 1958, is Exhibit One in every climate-related presentation and one of the very few accurate and reliable datasets in climatology. Ralph Keeling, his son, is continuing his work as CO2 Program Director in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Continue reading Keeling Was Defunded for Discovering Higher Primary Production