No lib’rals and Commies in the bunker

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism at 1:23 pm by George Smith

The Arizona Star published a big piece on survivalists/preppers today. It featured Tim Ralston, mentioned previously on the blog as Tim Thumb, the man who shot a big chunk of his opposable digit off in a gun accident for the worst reality tv show, ever, Doomsday Preppers. Why feature the heevahavas? Well, they’re local color. […]


And then he turned into a quack …

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 3:29 pm by George Smith

Did you know Islamic subversion is infiltrating the highest levels of US government? Today, Bill Gertz of the Washington Times published the claim that Hillary Clinton might be associated with it, all revealed in a course offered by Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy and Islam-o-phobe Frank Gaffney. Gaffney’s a birther. And a great deal of […]


Victor von Doom and the Cult of EMP Crazy

Posted in Crazy Weapons at 3:34 pm by George Smith

From the mists of time and the old archive of Crypt Newsletter material, a summary of amusing stories on electromagnetic pulse weaponry in the mainstream news. All of it over a decade old. While it’s not for laymen, a quick read gives some historical perspective on why electromagnetic pulse weapons are the technology that’s always […]


So many Doomsdays

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Imminent Catastrophe at 7:43 pm by George Smith

Taking up the first 130 words of a 1700 word piece on the potential for cyberattack, an Asbury Park Press reporter presents what’s standard practice — the fictional doomsday. From the newspaper: Power generators at a plant in New Jersey spin wildly out of control, then grind to a halt. Other utilities step in to […]


Buy gold — the fiat money kook scam

Posted in Fiat money fear and loathers at 8:43 am by George Smith

The current goldbuggism is succinctly explained here under the title, Fools Gold: The Glenn Beck Goldline Scheme. Beck’s not the only who pimps gold but he was by far the most powerful and influential player. And Fox gave him an audience, one so large it could effectively move the price of gold. The blog post […]


Caught spamming: EMP Crazies and/or Fiat money kooks

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, Fiat money fear and loathers, Imminent Catastrophe at 9:32 am by George Smith

Perhaps it’s the heat. In any case, the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy has been getting caught in the DD blog spam filter this week, first for its Internet radio show. And now for a techno-thriller posted on-line, written by someone who cleaves to the “Ludwig Van Mises Institute,” an eye-rolling place dedicated to promoting […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: Wrong venue

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Phlogiston at 3:31 pm by George Smith

The Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy has no shortage of comical characters. While they are always well-treated on the pages of America’s newspapers, there’s are — occasionally — wrong venues. William Forstchen, the Cult’s semi-famous author, made an appearance at the Homefront game’s balloon debacle in San Fran this week. He had the misfortune to […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: Computer game publicity results in balloon outrage

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Phlogiston at 11:27 am by George Smith

One of the leaders of the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy was recently in San Francisco as part of a publicity stunt for the new Homefront video game. The game is a shooter in which the United States is occupied by North Korea. A publicity item described it earlier in the week: The event will […]


Cult of EMP Crazy — The Congressional Nuisance

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism at 9:30 am by George Smith

UPDATED If there is an alternative illustrative definition to the word persistent in the dictionary, it is the Cult of EMP Crazy. It is a fringe group of GOP politicians and staffers who are the most extreme among the extremists. They encapsulate the worst aspects of our political culture (the new normal, in other words) […]


Cult of EMP Crazy: To USA Today

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Imminent Catastrophe at 8:59 am by George Smith

Jason Sigger at Armchair Generalist notes a piece on electromagnetic pulse doom in the current issue of USA Today here. J. notes it’s a more balanced piece than usual. That’s very true. But only in comparison with what has been the general procedure with such things. It still starts with the cliche lede on the […]

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