rjohn19

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Good luck Steven. I’m here in Panama City Beach and temporarily out of the line of fire but we are both suffering from cone shift at the moment. Small consolation is that major properties owned by Trump, Rush Limbaugh and the Koch Bros. are also in the cross-hairs.

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    It’s an unreasonable request- He only listens to his base and I’m pretty sure he didn’t ride into the White House on the strength of the Nones’ Trump for Prexy vote.

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Rod- the point is not Perry’s lack of qualifications. While the finer points of climate science require a migraine-inducing tureen of Greek alphabet math soup, the basics are not that difficult to grasp. The point is that Perry and his ilk are being deliberately obtuse for the benefit of Adam Smith’s “vile masters of mankind.”

    Thanks to…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Best Coincidence of the Day- or not

    American Belief in creationism 38%
    Americans who approve of Trump 38%

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Won’t help our argument much even if they nail it down. The faithful will just say, “Ah, so that’s how He did it.”

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Arkrid- let me pile on a bit. I thought I was the only one who didn’t like it. I used to post a good bit years ago when it was discussion friendly. They changed the format and it just got clunky. I thought they might have been intentionally trying to limit comments and debate for some reason so I didn’t say anything.

    And in not saying…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sounds like this is a job for Wowbagger.

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    As usual, friend of science Potholer54 is all over it.

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    So if we land something on that planet and it’s occupied, will it screw up the Centaurian religions or will their apologists insist it was sent by their god to prove his existence? “Our Father who art on Earth…”

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    My concern is it will be cooler this year as La Nina replaces El Nino and Trump will claim he has fixed it.

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    There is a party of fear and a party of hope. The party of fear is in charge- end of story. But I’ll continue anyway…

    Let’s wander back to Hollywood 1951. Two very different sci-fi were hits that year- The Thing From Another World and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Both depict aliens landing on Earth. In “The Thing,” the alien is…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    I had faint hopes that Trump, known to say things on occasion not even he actually believes, was merely pandering when he posited climate change was a Chinese hoax to kill American manufacturing competitiveness. I thought this because he had recently asked the Scottish government to fund a sea wall around the golf course he and his creditors own…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Here’s where the dissonance becomes epic- There’s a Southern Baptist preacher from South Carolina who has his minions on Facebook posting that yes, Trump is evil, but that god has a long history of using evil people to achieve his lofty goals and who are we to question…

    He then ran off a list I wish I had saved but early Israeli master spy…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    The trouble is that the Republican party has become tribal to a degree that would make religions blush. To get what they want for the corporate masters who pay their bills, they had to form coalitions with various nuts and America is chock full of them. They made themselves the anti-abortion party (among other things) to rope in the…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    I look forward to this as well DWH but only read a couple today and space the rest throughout the week because as much “stuff” as there is on net, good content can be scarce.

    One I read tonight was the fish oil piece, hoping it held the answer to safely increasing my bacon intake. In a way it did but in this world of unintended consequences, I…[Read more]

  • rjohn19 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Nice piece but I don’t see how you can discuss Chopra without Dan Dennett’s neologism “deepity.”

  • Loved this letter. It was a sort of Roosevelt fireside chat. Your writing, like that of Hitch, has a distinct voice and we not only see but also hear your words. Wish you’d keep this up once a week even when […]

  • Glad you are recovering. Without you, sir, we’d all be The Headless Horsemen.