Cult of EMP Crazy: End Times-ism

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Extremism at 11:17 am by George Smith

Because of Newt Gingrich’s momentary popularity — I noticed he’s the cover of Newsweek which must surely mean the bubble’s about to burst — many more people have been familiarized with the mythology of electromagnetic pulse doom. Right now, it’s not just for the far right GOP missile defense/bomb Iran lobby anymore. And although Gingrich […]


Newt, chief of the Cult of EMP Crazy, covered by the Times

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 2:56 pm by George Smith

Today William Broad of the New York Times put Newt Gingrich’s role as one of the chieftains of the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy, into that high button newspaper. DD blog touched on it last month, along with Gingrich’s numbing videos for the electromagnetic pulse doom lobby, here. Indeed, I’ve covered the Cult of EMP […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: Infiltrates Times website

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, War On Terror at 9:38 am by George Smith

Today, the Cult of EMP Crazy infiltrated the New York Times website via Greenwire, a “blog on energy and development.” Written by Peter Behr, it has all the features common in an electromagnetic pulse crazy plant — sources almost exclusively from the cult lobby. DD blog has dealt with most of the matters and individuals […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: The wonk lamer & EMP awareness day

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 9:39 am by George Smith

“Good boy” alert, but a different flavor, the national security expert in training. Today, the idea is floated that the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy has been treated maybe a little too shabbily by whatever constitutes the analytic community. The idea is that it’s sort of bad to laugh at the Cult if you’re unwilling […]


The standee

Posted in Decline and Fall, Extremism at 7:51 am by George Smith

The President as a cardboard standee in the recent mess, referenced similarly through quote collected by Krugman: Now we are in the midst of a debt crisis that stems largely from Obama’s inability to accept the intransigence of his political opponents … I think if Obama had the sort of experience that Cold War presidents […]


Internet access as a commodity

Posted in Phlogiston, Predator State at 5:42 pm by George Smith

In another sign of national decline, or the inability to do anything other now more advanced western nations do, AT&T begins limiting its DSL customers on Monday. Unlimited Internet access is over here. DD is an AT&T. The service is already frequently abysmal. Natch, the reason for this is because none of the big corporate […]


Fearmongers and the Assholeocracy

Posted in Phlogiston, Predator State, War On Terror at 2:36 pm by George Smith

Last week Matt Taibbi’s on-line column at Rolling Stone ran the second installment in his Supreme Court for Assholes. Taibbi and selected friends form a court and then adjudicate whether or not someone in the news is an asshole. And then, if dubbed so, they’re given a score on a relative scale of assholery. Surprisingly, […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: Local disparages Franks

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 10:45 am by George Smith

Trent Franks wasted no time in picking up the mantle of EMP crusader and anthrax denier Roscoe Bartlett (R – Maryland), initiating another bill to protect the nation from the fate of being hurled back to the time of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Readers just stepping in should know the Cult has regularly […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: Like zombie movie

Posted in Crazy Weapons at 3:20 pm by George Smith

DD watched AMC’s The Walking Dead. It was slightly better than average television, some episodes turned over to what seemed like interminable do-nothing-ism until zombies were thrown into a scene. I’ll get to why I mentioned it up top in a minute. Today’s bit on the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy takes you out to […]


FBI requests extension of National Academy of Sciences report on its anthrax methodology

Posted in Bioterrorism at 9:24 am by George Smith

From the New York Times: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has requested a last-minute delay in the release of a report on the bureau’s anthrax investigation by the National Academy of Sciences, prompting a congressman to say that the bureau “may be seeking to try to steer or otherwise pressure??? the academy’s scientific panel “to […]

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