Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Formulate a Sane Energy Policy

by Little Miss Attila on March 12, 2011


. . . Stacy McCain and Matt Drudge decided to found their new grassroots organization, “Citizens for Nuclear Hysteria and Higher-Priced Electricity.”

Because who cares about the future, when you can get internet traffic now?

UPDATE: AllahP has thrown up his hands (see last two updates), and so has Stacy McCain, who proclaims:

My advice: Get some sleep. And when you wake up Sunday morning, go to Denny’s and have their Grand Slam breakfast while reading the local newspaper. Then go back home and drink a couple brews while watching a basketball game on TV. At that point, you can then safely log back onto the Internet and try to figure out what actually happened Saturday.

That may be what we have to do, since trustworthy information is not thick on the ground, here.

UPDATE 2: Apparently I was unclear. I didn’t call Stacy cynical. I said he was an . . . escort for hits.

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Joe March 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Actually LMA, Jeff G is taking a more laid back approach to this:

John Bradley posted on 3/12 @ 3:33 pm
Jeff, just want to thank you for taking a decidedly relaxed view on the whole Godzilla Syndrome Disaster. Those other, decidedly more pragmatic blogs I monitor (BigHotAcearico) have been pissing me off with the whole “omg! nuclear meltdown! weesa gonna die!” rumor-mongering and misinformation ‘thing’. “Update #7: The World Ends Tomorrow and You May Die!”, indeed.

It was like watching the cable news channels (which I don’t recommend) whenever there’s a big event. “Coming up at the top of the hour, Greta interviews the alleged shooter’s former hairdresser.”

Pathetic. Just like the BP Oil Spill, where for days everyone pretended to be a big expert in deep-sea oil drilling (“I’m watching the robot camera feed, and it looks like the stack is now 27.5 degrees off-vertical. Total blowout imminent!”) and in the end it was a big fat nothing. I deeply suspect the Japanese thing is going to turn out the same way. (The reactors, that is. Obviously the tsunami itself is a Big Deal.)

Hyper-caffeinated News Monkeys. Makes ‘us’ look every bit as stupid and irrational as the AGW crowd.

Jeff G. posted on 3/12 @ 3:37 pm
No problem, John. And thanks. I tried to approach it just like I approached Katrina back in the day.

Many conservatives pissed me off back then, too.

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Little Miss Attila March 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I love “BigHotAcearico.” It sounds like the name of a burrito. Or a porn star.

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Joe March 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Stacy is noting that all the Media Mavens are now flocking to Japan to boost ratings. I can safely predict that unlike Cairo, none of them will be beaten, raped or sexual assaulted in Japan.

Except for Anderson Cooper who will be willingly violated by several large octopi.

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Little Miss Attila March 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Cool pic; it seems, however, like her pubic-hair pattern is not quite right.

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ponce March 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Ignoring facts that question your dogma is fine.

Trying to convince less ideological people to ignore those facts will be harder.

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Roxeanne de Luca March 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Did you just liken Stacy’s adoration of blog-traffic to a Monica-Lewinsky type person?

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Little Miss Attila March 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I think I did. But I’m almost certain he’d endorse it.

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nicholas March 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Of course he would, and with relish. That’s the fun of it, the fun aspect of his shameless self-promotion. And there is a boldness to his writing, which being a conservative, I very much appreciate. I am not following this argument all that closely, but for the sake of perspective I would hope we still can recall that Stace is quick to jump in and support people he considers his friends.

For what it’s worth.

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Joy McCann March 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

I haven’t forgotten any of you who stood up for me then; it was, from my POV, the blogosphere’s finest hour. (It was also the first time a topic I generated got onto Memeorandum, though I don’t think my own blog made it there, because the MemeO spiders don’t seem to pick this site up.)

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Darleen Click March 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

“BigHotAcearico.”

Make a good band name, too.

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