A new nickname is coming for ‘Moonbeam”; it will now be ‘Doomsday Brown’

by Michael Bastasch

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is now on the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the group responsible for creating the Doomsday Clock to illustrate how close they think the world is to apocalypse.

“I am honored to be stepping into this important role, particularly at this moment in time, when the Bulletin’s unique voice and depth of expertise is so clearly needed,” Brown said in an emailed press release.

“Huge investments in new weapons systems, the growing existential threat of climate change, and a general antipathy toward evidence-based policymaking are putting all of us at grave risk,” Brown said.

Brown will serve as the group’s executive chair, according to a release sent Thursday. Brown is known for his apocalyptic message on issues like man-made global warming, even referencing the doomsday clock in his 2018 State of the State address.

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Oh, great, just great. On the plus side, he’ll be going from a political trend setter, to a symbolic clock setter.

 

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77 thoughts on “A new nickname is coming for ‘Moonbeam”; it will now be ‘Doomsday Brown’

    • I thought it was that deeds and actions define the level of stupid. The end may not justify the means but it do show the level of stupid.

      Now, tiny is as tiny do … that’s ones harder

      • “I’m a dimwit as an accident of birth, but the dimwits around me, they’re self-made (wo)men.”

    • With obsessed extremists there is always a new low to be demonstrated.
      But here we see a soon to be ex-governor desperately seeking a paid gig where he can try to remain relevant.
      As if he ever was.

  1. Gov. Brown railing against evidence based decision making.
    That clown is a source of never ending irony.

    • Actually, he was “railing against” “a general antipathy toward evidence-based policymaking”. Now, I keep hearing the proponents of CAGW / CCC “railing against the “deniers” since they (whoever they may be” refuse to use “evidence-based decision making”. The only problem with that is that those very same proponents of CAGW / CCC are the ones who declare the science to be settled, and when asked for evidence, can’t seem to come up with any, and change the subject.

      Now, we’ve made pot legal here in California, but this is more of the pot calling the kettle black. (Is that racist?)

      • I caught the tail end of BBC news last night , talking of the drugs crisis in the US . Amazingly ( to me at least ) addiction causes more deaths in younger people than traffic accidents and fire arms combined. Some of the stories in the BBC investigation were harrowing , but there are glimpses of hope . Where young people can get rehab their lives can be turned around completely , but such facilities are rare and expensive .
        Why cannot the billionaires who spend so much money on Trump bashing and the pursuit of climate change activism use some of their clearly disposable billions on rehab establishments to save the lives of addicts and their desperate and grieving families? The rewards would be immediate and heart warming .
        Instead their followers vote for easier drug laws . Many here will no doubt argue against a connection between cannabis and heroin use but can we be absolutely sure? Should we not adopt the “precautionary principle ” in this instance?

        • Over 70,000 Americans died last year of opiod overdoses. That’s more than died in traffic accidents (about 40,000) and more than the number of Americans who died in the entire Vietnam war (over 58,000).

          The opioid crisis is real and the US needs to get a handle on it quick. Most of these illegal drugs are coming through the US southern border.

          As for marijuana, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other health organizations are using marijuana to help opioid addicts get off the opioids. Apparently it is an adequate substiture for some people.

          It’s way too easy to get hooked on opiods. People should be very careful. It will ruin their lives in the blink of an eye. Some people get hooked doing it just one time. Don’t do it! Save yourself and your family a lot of agony.

          • Tom Abbott,
            Militaries worldwide have used or are using various psychoactive drugs to improve performance of soldiers by suppressing hunger, increasing the ability to sustain effort without food, increasing and lengthening wakefulness and concentration, suppressing fear, reducing empathy, and improving reflexes and memory-recall, amongst other things.
            List of drugs used by militaries
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_drugs_used_by_militaries
            “Amphetamine was given to Allied bomber pilots during World War II to sustain them by fighting-off fatigue and enhancing focus during long flights.[4][9] During the Persian Gulf War, amphetamine became the drug of choice for American bomber pilots, being used on a voluntary basis by roughly half of U.S. Air Force pilots.[49] The Tarnak Farm incident, in which an American F-16 pilot killed several friendly Canadian soldiers on the ground, was blamed by the pilot on his use of amphetamine.[50] A nonjudicial (UCMJ Article 15) U.S. Air Force hearing rejected the pilot’s claim.”
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_and_culture_of_substituted_amphetamines#Military_use
            The Drugs That Built a Super Soldier
            During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military plied its servicemen with speed, steroids, and painkillers to help them handle extended combat.
            https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/04/the-drugs-that-built-a-super-soldier/477183/

        • Many of the firearm deaths are drug related, as gangs fight each other.

          [Edited because I didn’t know what “fire arm deaths” were… 🙂 -mod]

  2. Will there be more Brownouts on his watch?
    ” a reduction in or restriction on the availability of electrical power in a particular area. “

  3. … Jerry Brown is now on the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists …

    It may have been founded by actual atomic scientists, but it is now a self-perpetuating activist organization.

    • Maybe they should just shorten the name to “The Doom Bulletin Board”.
      Post your end-of-earth notices for a small fee.

      Is Mr. Brown a contributor to this organization?

  4. Ah, just what the world needs: more fluff an increasingly broke (and broken) MSM will lap up and regurgitate like a sick kitten who can’t stop drinking that expired cream.

  5. Human brain is wired with a survival mechanism called “Fear of the Unknown.” Add a few thousand years of natural disaster stories attributed to God’s punishment of miscreant humans, and you have all the necessary ingredients for a piece of propaganda that never grows old–it just keeps getting recycled anew for each generation of gullibles. Ever notice no one worried about “extraterrestrials” before the age of science fiction let us imagine space travel? No one worried about “The Population Bomb” before we had the means to count the whole Earth’s population? And no one ever worried about Global Warming before we had a supposed means of taking the planetary temperature–let alone decided there should be a “normal,” like our 98.6!
    Just throw another virgin (or 10 trillion dollars) down the nearest crater, everything’ll be OK . . . (eyeroll)

    Only trouble is, we’re getting more media-savvy by the hour and calling BS when we see it.

    • Are you saying that … Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Owen Wilson, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Steve Buscemi … didn’t really … save us all from Armageddon?

      No way! And you KNOW there are STILL more EXTINCTION-sized Rocks hurtling at 5x the speed of sound … right for the Earth. But we can’t see them, cause it’s so dark in space. But for a small donation of $500, I will send you my super secret cosmology map of the deadly asteroids.

      • Kenji

        $500 dollars to much for you folks?

        Roll Up, Roll Up…………

        I invested in stocks of green and red hand held asteroid busting, laser flash-lights just for this eventuality, only $50 each.

        Just don’t let the beams cross!

  6. Evidence of – “If you’re truly an idiot, you will keep getting promoted.”

    A special case of Peter’s principal.

  7. Brown is part of a very large nationwide group of people who are mentally.. It is a collective illness and is spreading.

  8. What I find astonishing is that there’s a ‘board’ to manage this clock.

    This is surely peak ‘non jobs’.

  9. “If the hands of a clock point to a few minutes to midnight for 72 years, something is wrong with the clock.”
    —Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now

  10. A fancy name for bed wetter’s . Atomic Scientists indeed . Maybe they should check Moonbeams credentials .
    Now if they want massive debt , trains to no where , and a cratering social fabric well Moonbeam is right in their wheelhouse .

  11. The ‘growing apathy’ is to politicians with an ante-Copernican mindset (mankind can control the world and is therefore at the center of it) and their policies based on stories about unicorns.

  12. “Huge investments in new weapons systems, the growing existential threat of climate change, …”

    So the end of the world comes either as a nuclear Armageddon or as a result of Mann-made Climate Change? These are on the same threat level and can be directly compared, yes??? pfffttt!

  13. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has become irrelevent and has lost its publicity hook and hence its funding is in danger. They need a Media-whore to drum up some interest and guess what… Moonbeam fell for it.

    You just cannot be one minute or two minutes from Armageddon for forty years and have anyone take you seriously.
    I seem to recall some “Climate” Scientists creating their own Doomsday Clock. That seems to have fizzled out along with the spiral of doom from the English Guy.

    Isn’t age a bummer…Can’t remember any names anymore.

  14. The climate has been changing for eons and will continue to change whether mankind is here or not. The cause is the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. So our doom has been pending for eons and we do not have the power to change it.

  15. Guess Jerry couldn’t handle Vana’s job flipping over tiles, so the BotAS found him this clock-setting sinecure. It’s a nice gesture, I suppose, keeping the addle-brained senior citizen occupied.

  16. I see their DD clock’s most optimistic pisition is 15 minutes before doomo’clock. This in it self is a self diagnosis of paranoia.

  17. Seriously…they need a chairman to head up the board of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who is not a scientist?
    Maybe he is good at winding things up??

  18. Somehow, a Mad Hatter comment seems appropriate.

    “Doomsday Brown” is the hatter, and the rabbit, saying, “I’m late for a very important date”, is that group of doomsday “scientists”.

  19. The clock will always be 12 years away. Remember when the ‘window of opportunity’ was closing, when we ‘didn’t have anymore time’ ? Oh the spirits ran high at Hoaxahagen, until it snowed.
    Still a moonbeam…. and the escapees from the world’s largest insane asylum ( California ) are pushing their agendas into neighboring western states . Hi ho, hi ho it’s off to the polls we go, I need to sell some more windmills, my cash is getting low. hi ho, hi ho, hi ho.

    • isn’t he on trial somewhere in India? The railway bandit guy with lots of directorships everywhere.

  20. He’ll fit right in.

    I’ve always been amused by the “Doomsday Clock”, because contrary to it’s supposedly “scientific” pedigree, it’s more a gauge of Progressive angst over contemporary conservative policy than it is any real measurement of actual threats to our well-being. For example, during the Reagan era it was bumped up to 3 minutes to midnight versus only 7 during the far more imminently dangerous Cuban Missile Crisis, where in hindsight it should have been as close to zero as it’s ever been. Without doubt, they were far more scared of what was running wild in their imaginations regarding Reagan than they were of the reality of a green JFK actually facing off militarily with the Russians in realtime over actual nuclear weapons that were pointed at the US a mere 60 miles away.

    So now that it’s been moved up as close to midnight as it has ever been, it’s even more amusing to note that it’s not because the real and obvious threats like a near-nuclear-ready North Korea lobbing missiles over Japan or the fascist mullahs of Iran who openly threaten the annihilation of the Israel and the West. No. It’s because of “global warming”, something that isn’t likely to kill us in a flash, or at all.

  21. Oh, great, just great. On the plus side, he’ll be going from a political trend setter, to a symbolic clock setter.
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  22. “general antipathy toward evidence-based policymaking are putting all of us at grave risk,” Brown said.
    This from the moron who is taxing vaping apparatus (AKA electronic cigarettes) to prevent people fom switching from tobacco to totally harmless vaping.

  23. when the end of the world is about to happen somebody will have to text all the young ones other wise they will miss out

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