The Empire’s Dog Feces: Famous last words

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 1:13 pm by George Smith

He has an advantage because no one but the specialists will remember what he said this week two years from now:

Whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, by halfway through the new term the Commander-in-Chief could be wielding a new weapon straight out of science fiction: laser cannons …

Earlier this year [Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder’s] office had said the Navy was four years away from mounting the laser weapons, but [Monday he said] that recent tests had been “very successful” and the Navy has figured out physics issues that plagued early concepts.

“We’re well past physics,” he said. “We’re just going through the integration efforts… Hopefully that tells you we’re well mature, and we’re ready to put these on naval ships.”

Well past the physics. One of the hallmarks of bad science: Extraordinary claims not backed up by any particularly compelling evidence other than publicity statement.

File under Military Tech Plaster Casters and stenography.

Good news and bad news, lads. Laser cannons allegedly
almost here, but denial of science of global warming. Does this
country have its shit wired, or what?!

The Empire’s Dog Feces — from the archives.


  1. Mike Ozanne said,

    October 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    “We’re well past physics,???

    I think he may have got this part right…..:-)

  2. George Smith said,

    October 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Physics? Did I hear someone say physic? Are they blocked up?