Right, Charles. Although it’s literally true that the pre-election surveillance was not “wiretapping” per se, yet that’s the vernacular term for spying, by whatever means, and it was done illegally via the Obama Administration. Hell, even the left wing media confirmed it.
Charles, how are you benefiting by promoting such easily debunked propaganda? You have to be getting bucks for sucks because no sentient with a soul would post that kinda garbage.
On a lighter note, how about posting a guitar etude or two? Maybe even something you composed yourself. Every single talented guitar player I’ve ever met recorded him/herself playing solo because there’s a big ego involved, like yours.
Post it and we’ll promote it. You have nothing to lose, and it might boost your self-serving GoFundMe account.
Then there’s this. Charles threw Little Debbie under the bus.
Keep your heads down, folks. That’s some serious squirrelly.
Something flew up Charles Johnson’s HooHah recently that got him to post a series of Tweets attacking the late Michael Crichton. Unfortunately, Mr. Crichton isn’t around to defend himself, so he’s an easy target for Mr. Hypocrisy.
Michael Crichton was a successful formulaic novelist who based his themes on research. Many of his novels had similar characters thrown into similar situations with similar challenges, yet they were entertaining. “Jurassic Park” may be his most famous work. My favorite was “Eaters of the Dead,” a retelling of Beowulf with the hypothesis that Grendel was not a dragon but a tribe of mountain Neanderthals carrying torches to drive out the invaders.
In “State of Fear” Crichton used his typical formula for a fast-paced novel, but the Appendices were where the meat was. He included graphs and links to data sites (including NASA) to show that Global Warming was little but promoted hysteria based upon false assumptions. Shortly after SoF was published, NASA took down the referenced links, and subsequent edited copies of the book deleted reference to them. Someone got pantsed.
Now back to Charles Johnson. Why is he suddenly bothering with a novel from ten years ago? He fights with a dead man, offers no evidence to contradict Crichton’s sources, and remains an ignorant blowhard. Charles, your a mess.
Update: Charles was indeed a fan of Michael Chrichton, as evidenced by his comment on 4 March 2007:
Charles Johnson Promotes Shinola Again: Planned Parenthood closing had nothing to do with HIV outbreak in rural Indiana in 2015.Posted: April 7, 2017
We’re gonna tear this one apart, Charles. You ready?
Let that sink in for a minute. According to Charles Johnson, defunding Planned Parenthood caused an outbreak in HIV infection in rural Indiana.
That photo was taken by Paul Sableman at 30 South 3rd Street in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana in 2011. Not exactly rural, but geography isn’t Johnson’s strong suit. This particular clinic operated with limited hours for several years, until Planned Parenthood decided to close that location. So what.
Here’s the problem.
The closing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Terre Haute had nothing to do with an outbreak of HIV in Austin, Indiana, 130 miles and 2-1/2 hours drive time away. Austin is a small rural town of about 4,300 people and it has a drug problem. It’s closer to Louisville Kentucky and Cincinnati Ohio than it is to Terra Haute Indiana.
Apparently Planned Parenthood closed the clinic on South 3rd Street on or about July 2016 (prior to the presidential election) yet they still have local clinics elsewhere. A search of zipcode 47807 on their own website turns up 10 clinics in or near Terre Haute. A search of clinics in zipcode 47102 results in another 10 clinics in or near Austin, Indiana.
So the premise is false, and Charles Johnson is promoting an easily disputable lie.
The HIV outbreak happened in March 2015, affected about 190 people, and was due to needle sharing. The idiots were injecting a liquid version of Opana ER (oxymorphone) an opiate painkiller. In other words, an astounding 4% of the residents of Austin fucked themselves up by sharing HIV-infected needles. That’s not Planned Parenthood’s fault, the fault of the Religious Right or that of conservative politicians. It’s the fault of brain-dead white trash morons who did it to themselves.
BTW, Dillo Bush is the Mayor of Austin, Indiana, and he’s a Democrat, not that it matters…
Charles, you used to pride yourself with fact-checking before posting stupidity. What happened?
[Update: Appended post title; deleted the word “disengenuous” from the “related posts” description; promoted the link to the Indy Star article; added link to LGF page. –Briareus]
Charles, you don’t read here, but your eye for balance and colour is amazing. Please post more of your artistry. Better yet, post a video of your musical compositions with images. What have you got to lose?
Judging by your Alexa stats, not much. BTW, you don’t have James Brown hair, so at least you’ve got that going for you.
The largest dinosaur footprint found to date was discovered in Australia recently. This previously unknown species has been named Mannulus Cauda Johnsonia for obvious reasons.
The answer is NO.
Charles Johnson never saved anything, including his credibility, self-respect and his own blog. Almost six years ago he beclowned himself in defense of Rep. Anthony Weiner, and we all know how that turned out.
Recent reports suggest that Weiner‘s proxy wife Huma Abedin “is working hard” to get them back together, now that the political heat is off. I suspect that her husband of convenience is doing the *ahem* same.
Meanwhile, Charles’ original Tweet is still functioning, unlike his neocortex.
Yeah, that classic deserves many more retweets than it’s received. Now about that dated avatar, Charles…
[h/t Chen Zhen for preserving the twitterlinky and stuff.]