Beaker Breaking News
Steven E. Jones, the quack BYU physics professor, who brought us Cold Fusion version 1.1 (Pons and Fleischmann introduced v.1), has started down another goose-stepping path. Now he believes that bombs toppled the WTC on 9/11.
Forget that he never demonstrated the over-the-top and over-optimistic energy positive outcome as did his Utah-based cold fusion colleagues, Jones still benefited from the cold fusion hysteria of the late 80's. As I recall, he never downplayed the practical realities of the science of "Cold Fusion", instead preferring to engage in a high-profile fight with Pons for funding at their respective Utah universities.
Even though Jones latest theory may make some sense, his track record clearly shows that we can't afford to trust him. A number of scientists in the early 90's wasted both lots of effort and funding money -- money arguably better spent on other more incremental projects.
He made one big mistake already by committing a large sin of omission. We really should not buy anything this guy has to say. I bet that he doesn't want to get scooped on this bombing theory like he did by the Pons and Fleischmann characters. Too bad that he doesn't realize that getting scooped becomes irrelevant when the theory won't pan out in the end.
The coming meme on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as reported by the sanctimonious, pretentious, and unctuous radio douche-spigot Spew Spewitt:
ANWR is a national security issue. In a time of war, the actual production from ANWR is not as improtant as taking the steps necessary to get the oil to a position where it would be available to us if we were to need it because of supply disruption or, worse, a catastrophic attack on our facilities for importing oil.Too late Spew Spigot, shut your damn tap off and face up to your shameful agenda-driven disingenuousness. You have not lifted one finger to point out oil depletion issues until now. But we know the drill you guys follow. First his corporatist buddies start to feel the heat, then Spew puts his douche-nozzle in full blast for their benefit.
Same thing with Spewitt's favorite mutual crotch-sniffing attorney buddy AssMissile:
In a slap at the party's conservative base, the leadership agreed to cave in to the environmentalist lobby on ANWR oil drilling, an absolutely inexcusable move in a time of high oil prices.As I first reported last year, in the entire existence of PowerLine, you find nary a mention of oil depletion, at least, until now.
In a slap at the party's conservative base, the leadership agreed to cave in to the environmentalist lobby on ANWR oil drilling, an absolutely inexcusable move in a time of high oil prices.
Like Steven E. Jones, do not give these characters a second chance. They blew it badly the first time and if we follow any policy directions that they will try to force down the throat of their right-wing followers, we will just dig ourselves a deeper hole. And on top of a big mound of Juris.Dung, to boot.