|Artist: Rachel Pohl|
The last two days here have been blistering. In Atlanta they hit 105 degrees in some parts of the city, thanks to the heat plume created by all the asphalt and metal. Up here, it was around 98 most of the afternoon, and didn't cool down below 80 at night. The air conditioning is running overtime. We've had some brown outs. Those foolish people who let the electric membership cooperative finance new refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances are now feeling the hook. All these new appliances come with controls the power cooperative can shut off from their main office. So when the grid gets stretched (which isn't hard with our 1930's technology) the Power Lords start turning off people's gear. Not mine. When they tried to pimp that stuff to me I told them I'd make my own decisions about what to turn off and when. I can run everything on the generator if I have to, I don't need a bunch of dishonest bureaucrats in my decision making loop.
I'm not really interested in having anything in my house that acts as a data collection device for God knows who out there in the ether. I have satellite television, satellite radio, and the internet. As far as I know, the internet captures everything I ever write on it. That would explain how I look at Southwestern blankets on Sportsmansguide.com and then get adds for Southwestern blankets on the news pages I go to. I don't think there's much I can do about that.
The MSM has been attacking Britain left and right since the voting results came out. ABC, NBC and CBS all have the same clip of some "dull normal" Indian woman saying she voted for leaving the EU but "now I wish I hadn't." I've never seen all three major networks using the same clip before, ever.
There's another one they are all sharing. It shows a bunch of people standing on the steps of some public building. They all have custom printed protest signs that look like the EU flag. Printed across the bottom is the caption "I am not British, I am European!" Guess George Soros paid for those.
Obama is livid. On the morning the voting results reached us, he had his "Whitehouse Spokesmen" out on every news network and every major network news show. They all had the same canned speech. First "The people of Britain are allowed to choose their own path" or words to that effect. Nice of Obama to give the Brits that favor. But it went down hill from there. All about how this was going to hurt Britain, how they would regret this, how U.S. companies would have to reconsider doing business there. I saw one host ask the Whitehouse goon why all these things would happen, and the mouth didn't even break stride. Just kept reading his script.
Even the news people who want to be honest have to toe the PC line. I mentioned in another post that I was watching the news and there was a segment about how the Supreme Court dead lock on Obama's attempt to change immigration law by Executive Diktat stymied the Dictator. The newscaster said " this will impact some 5 million illegal,.. er, I mean, undocumented residents."
I am watching most of the news channels to learn what I can about current events, but I always have to remind myself, look for the little bit of truth hidden in the waves of B.S.
The only channel that has been positive in any way, shape or form has been Fox. They are far from being the conservative stalwarts they once were, but at least there's a glimmer of truth in their segments.
If you watch ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or MSNBC all you get are pure, unadulterated propaganda. They have the old Russian TASS news beat all to pieces when it comes to distorting the truth.
I remember the Radio Moscow news story I heard once on shortwave many years ago. Talking about a European car race, they said "the Russian car came in second, and the American car came in next to last." Turns out there were only two cars in the race, and the American won. But their statement was true. It's all in the presentation.