Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Tidbits of Interest
Some things I found whilst cruising the web today:
UPI reports that
A former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11.Said "former Bush team member is identified as Morgan Reynolds, the former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor during W's first term.
Among other things, he claims that the W administration's official story of the WTC collapse is "bogus" and was most likely caused by a controlled demolition.
If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling. It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of the collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either. The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings.I have checked biographic information on Mr. Reynolds. While his credentials as an economist are above reproach, I see no information on his expertise in structural engineering or forensic interpretation of building collapse. Listening to him bloviate on the possible causes of the WTC collapse is like asking your tax accountant to perform brain surgery.
The collapse of the WTC was caused by a bunch of Islamofascist Murdering Thugs who flew two jets into the towers. You might want to watch the footage again. Oh, I forgot. The media thinks watching that is too graphic.
Nice try, Mr. Morgan. Your fifteen minutes are up.
And finally, Walter Cronkite has pledged his support to participate in a March on Washington to Stop Global Warming. Good for you Walt. I was almost interested enough to go to the mall to see Uncle Walt march down Independence Avenue and up to the steps of the Capitol despite the heat and humidity that is prevalent in DC these days.
Then I found out this march is Virtual. That's right, dear reader. The Environmentalist Wacko movement is so bankrupt (literally and virtually) that it can't even get people to really march. They are going to sit in their air-conditioned bedrooms (sans pajamas lest they be considered part of the right-wing Blogosphere) and chant their slogans to the four walls.
That should make for good entertainment.
Here endeth the lesson.