Disinformation Becomes an Art Form, And – A Government Department. What Could Go Wrong?


Terry Etam

I’m not a fan of making predictions of any specificity, because there are usually way too many variables at play for anything of consequence. Trying to guess the price of oil at YE 2022 leaves me speechless despite the pathetically large number of hours I spend trying to understand the market.

Yet, given the way 2022 has unfolded, I offer the following predictions as more than odds-on favourites to occur.

Pigs will fly through the sky delivering Amazon packages. Kim Jong-un will sing a duet with Britney Spears called “If you had my dad you’d understand the hair.” A schnauzer will graduate from Harvard Law School.

Sounds crazy? Maybe. But what if I kiss the right butts and get put in charge of a department of disinformation?

We are rapidly accelerating towards a place where “news” is a choice made by someone, somewhere, for some reason. “Truth” is becoming a very unstable concept, a trend that is going to accelerate wildly as Trump’s social media platform (dubbed, what else, Truth) gains steam; it will act as a polarization accelerant reminiscent of his glory days on Twitter.

Mainstream media will not back down at his ominous resurrection; they will double down, with dualling “truths” that will desensitize you to the point you would see the schnauzer story as news and not even blink.

Disinformation and misinformation are the new battlegrounds, or maybe better described as a force field applying a sort of electrical charge to everything everywhere. 

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the following. Someone leaked a US Supreme Court decision relating to abortion while the decision was not yet finalized. The leak was presumably for political purposes and must represent one of the most serious assaults imaginable on the pillars of the rule of law. Given this breach, it is safe to say that nothing is safe. And yes, I know what that sentence says.

In another example, war has been declared on eco-god Elon Musk because of his desire to see more free speech, primarily on the “world’s town square”, Twitter. The New York Times has even gone back to Musk’s youth to try to tear him down as a product of “white privilege” and that Musk’s desire for free speech is a modern manifestation of South Africa’s apartheid government propaganda.

Musk crosses all boundaries politically and otherwise, and therefore is dangerous to, say, something like a Disinformation Governance Board.

Did you think I made that board up? Hardly. The US is indeed setting up a “Disinformation Governance Board” headed by a person who was recently in the news for, get this, spreading disinformation. She spent the last part of US election year saying that Hunter Biden’s laptop was pretty much a certainly Russian disinformation ploy, yet she is now backpedaling on those assertions as new evidence comes to light.

In other words, a person guilty of spreading disinformation is now in charge of a disinformation governance board (and I’m not hurling feces just at the left here; the malfeasance on the other end of the spectrum is no doubt just as sleazy but is not presently so eloquently clear cut for lazy researchers).

And finally, a more subjective and anecdotal event that is no less startling: A few weeks ago I sat beside an auto dealership manager on a plane ride. We had a great conversation about cars and the auto market. He mentioned seeing an EV commercial on TV at home.

Watching the commercial with his daughter, the guy mentioned that it looked like a pretty cool car. His daughter, eight years old, warned him that soon he would not be allowed to burn gas in his car because it was killing the planet, so had better get on the EV thing.

So. If you think my predictions above are outlandish, well maybe you’d better check first with the dis-informing head of a Disinformation Governance Board, or perhaps an indoctrinated eight-year-old. The truth will be what you are told it is.

What does this have to do with energy?29dk2902lhttps://boereport.com/29dk2902l.html

Just watch, and you will find out. While this tornado of dis/mis-info-crap swirls and uproots and destroys everything in its path, a few immutable objects will remain. Seven-plus billion people need to be fed, heated, and housed. That, you can bank on. We have managed more or less successfully for most of these people due to advances in fertilizer, advances in agriculture, advances in technology, and – above all – a reliable supply of reasonably priced energy.

Hydrocarbons represent a massive problem for the Disinformation Industry. The climate change movement has, as a pillar of its existence, enshrined the idea that fossil fuel combustion is causing the world to overheat. Anything running counter to that narrative is “Disinformation’ with a big flaming capital D. As a corollary, any communication that serves to weaken or defund the industry is by extension not Disinformation.

But running short of hydrocarbons/fossil fuels is an obvious and unmitigated disaster, and everyone knows it. We don’t even have to run out – running short causes prices to spike, which is also an obvious disaster for every consumer on earth.

So Disinformation Cops have a daunting challenge with respect to hydrocarbons. As the primary target of the Climate Change Industry, any support of them is Disinformation, just as is casting any doubt on climate change itself (their definition, not mine – see the infinite number of ‘denier’ citations anywhere online).

Yet harming hydrocarbon production is demonstrably a humanitarian disaster. For Disinformation Cops, hydrocarbons are like a steel fence that they need to rip down but that gives them an almighty electric shock when they touch it.

The NYT and Fox News and the Economist and Breitbart every “news” organization in between can culture-war all they like, but at the end of the day the world needs fuel, and the hydrocarbon industry provides it. It will remain thus for decades. There aren’t enough minerals to build the renewable system many dream of, and even if there were, the public push back as it would be constructed would delay major progress until next century.

One bit of proof in support of this claim appeared in the BOE Report last week. According to the article, the Canadian government is in discussion with companies behind two proposed east coast LNG export facilities to see what they can do to accelerate their development.

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is quoted confirming the talks. Trudeau chimed in to make it clear that any LNG development was only permissible (think of the ramifications of that statement) because the infrastructure could be useable in an energy transition. The same logic could be used in defense of any pipeline of any sort that enables humanity to keep going until true energy alternatives exist, but no one can say that, because, well, Disinformation.

This development is proof of the immutability of our existing energy system, standing unmoved by three quarters of a decade of assault by the very government Wilkinson helps lead. As recently as a few months ago, Wilkinson’s government was proposing to implement policy stating that “Sending a clear regulatory signal now should discourage further investments in assets that could become stranded in the years to come by this inevitable transition.”

In other words, despite making this very signal in early March, the federal government is doing the exact opposite a scant two months later. That is what happens when disinformation campaigns run headlong into immovable objects.

One can hope that some sense of reality is percolating through the madness. Some voices need to be heard, such as Saudi minister Prince Abdulaziz, who recently said: “The world needs to wake up to an existing reality. The world is running out of energy capacity at all levels.” Rystad Energy chimed in, pointing out global petroleum discoveries were the lowest in the last 75 years. This at the same time that global hydrocarbon investment is down, and demand is at record levels.

Minister Wilkinson is making the right call, if for the wrong reasons – Canada (and the world) needs to get back to work developing hydrocarbon infrastructure. Perhaps if they had listened to industry with one one-hundredth of the attention they listened to Minister Guilbeault’s old comrades, we wouldn’t be in such trouble. Vote well in a few years, Canada; in the interim, find some politicians that have a modicum of intellectual courage to stand against this insanity.

Hang in there Ukrainians! Find out how the world got into such a calamitous energy state, and how to get out – pick up  “The End of Fossil Fuel Insanity” at Amazon.caIndigo.ca, or Amazon.com. Thanks for the support.

Read more insightful analysis from Terry Etam here, or email Terry here. PS: Dear email correspondents, the email flow is welcome, but am having trouble keeping up. Apologies if comments/questions go unanswered; they are not ignored.

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May 15, 2022 10:06 am

Everything is just hunky dory.

Paul S.
Reply to  Scissor
May 15, 2022 10:14 am

Is that misinformation?

Reply to  Paul S.
May 15, 2022 10:16 am

No, I mean yes.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Scissor
May 15, 2022 10:33 am

Almost certainly

Tom Halla
May 15, 2022 10:17 am

The wind lobby is still trying to gaslight the February 2021 Texas near grid crash as having nothing to do with wind. Wind going from some 30 percent of the supply to less than five had nothing to do with any shortages!
It was all lack of weatherization!
So of course not having sufficient conventional supplies cause no problems, like the one we in Texas are having now, with a lack of wind in West Texas and several conventional plants down while the temperature is in the 90’s.

May 15, 2022 10:23 am

(and I’m not hurling feces just at the left here; the malfeasance on the other end of the spectrum is no doubt just as sleazy but is not presently so eloquently clear cut for lazy researchers).

What is it with some people that whenever they criticize the left, the feel a deep seated need to also criticize the right, even though they admit that can’t find any evidence that the right is equally guilty.

This is especially ironic in an article allegedly criticizing dis-information.

Reply to  MarkW
May 15, 2022 10:48 am

Have a little epistemic humility. There are definitely falsehoods on both sides. Etam’s phrasing is spot on. “not as clear cut”. You could say:

Less obvious.
More infrequent.
Not as blatant.
Not as Orwellian.

But there is nothing wrong with his phrasing.

You are not a skeptic if you are not constantly on the look out for why you, yourself, are mistaken.

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Reply to  Charles Rotter
May 15, 2022 11:14 am

1) I have never seen anyone feel the need to something like this when they criticize the right.
2) If you have no evidence, then it is just your opinion, and has no place in a piece such as this.

Reply to  MarkW
May 15, 2022 11:51 am

3) If he had stated that there is also misinformation on the right, the statement would have been defensible, but the claim is that they are equally involved in misinformation, and that claim requires proof.
4) In my experience, the vast majority of “misinformation” comes from the left. The left is mis-information. Every major initiative of the left is based on lies.

Reply to  MarkW
May 15, 2022 1:22 pm

I used to watch both Fox News and MSNBC thinking that I was getting a better balance of information. There was clearly more false info spread by MSNBC – false info about Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO not attacking the cop, false info about the Trump – Russian collusion, doctored videos favoring Obama over Romney, anti-Semitic stories, etc. I stopped watching MSNBC.

Just last year, I decided to give them another chance. The very first story I tuned in to claimed that hospitals in Oklahoma were inundated with Ivermectin overdoses. I immediately called BS on it. It turned out that MSNBC had not checked with any hospital to see if the claim was correct and was a lie perpetrated by a doctor who didn’t work in any Oklahoma hospital. I stopped watching MSNBC again.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Charles Rotter
May 15, 2022 11:19 am

Historically, you are correct. There are also mis-labelings as far as what is left/right, liberal/
conservative/libertarian, etc. A 110+yrs. ago, both gangster banksters/large corporations &
progressives/socialists supported creating the Fed- a seemingly odd couple- until you got the
labels correct. Both were internationalist monopolists. This fact is now obvious to all! BTW, it
was the Fed’s & other nations central banks” inability to handle the $$$ supply correctly that
led to the Great Depression. So much for their bogus promise of creating Nirvana!!!

Reply to  Charles Rotter
May 15, 2022 12:18 pm

Nope Charles, Mark is right. That is not a dis on Etam, most people say things like that just so they can’t be accused of being one sided. It happens regularly but if one is going to engage in that sort of thing then give examples. If you don’t share examples don’t say such things.

Reply to  Bob
May 15, 2022 1:04 pm

so they can’t be accused of being one sided.

You’re going to be accused of something anyway, probably worse than “being one-sided”, so why bother trying to preempt it?

John Larson
Reply to  Charles Rotter
May 15, 2022 4:38 pm

“You are not a skeptic if you are not constantly on the look out for why you, yourself, are mistaken.”

Are you sure about that, sir? ; )

But seriously, I don’t think being a skeptic is a very useful concept/goal, and that something more along the lines of being humble in the general sense, is a more useful (and perhaps achievable) state of mind to “constantly” be “on the lookout for”.

And hence, something more like this seems appropriate, if one is basically speculating;

“.. the malfeasance on the other end of the spectrum is possibly just as sleazy I allow, but is not presently so eloquently clear cut for lazy researchers).”

Reply to  John Larson
May 15, 2022 6:24 pm

Skeptic schmeptick! My problem is the lack of hubris in not buying a Tesla and changing the climate which makes me a flaming denier. Clearly the omniscient Gummint wot knows all about disinformation has to step in and gimme more hubris.

John Larson
Reply to  observa
May 15, 2022 9:10 pm

Yeah, it’s not like there’s a shortage of that . . yet ; )

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  MarkW
May 15, 2022 10:49 am

‘What is it with some people that whenever they criticize the left, the feel a deep seated need to also criticize the right, even though they admit that can’t find any evidence that the right is equally guilty.’

They’re projecting, because what they mistakenly think of as the ‘Right’ should be more accurately termed the ‘Left’, e.g., Facism. Simplifying, if activity results from collectivist and/or centralized decision making and coercive behavior, it is of the Left. Conversely if activity results from individual and/or decentralized decision making and voluntary behavior, it is of the Right.

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al Miller
May 15, 2022 10:30 am

Well stated! The time is now for “good men” to stand up and push back! The truckers protest was a wake up call for the world, and the incredible reaction to it by the Canadian dictator showed the fear.
What I truly wonder is when the rest of the people will stand up. So far it would appear that it is mostly the “blue collar” class fighting for all our freedom which is upside down from previous events. They need the support of more of us to make the difference required to fight off the evil that resides in Davos.

Gerard O'Dowd
Reply to  al Miller
May 15, 2022 12:36 pm

Canadian truckers were also fighting for their livelihoods, for their families, and recognition of their occupations; their protest is an example of “thymos”’ Greek for the struggle for recognition, the innate emotional desire or ambition for dignity, one of the most basic of human rights.

In a greatly diminished, immature, almost trivial form of thymos is manifest in the personal obsession with selfies on smart phones: The unique glory of me, myself and I and identity politics of the left.

Thymos lies behind the pride all ethnic groups take in their cultures, language, nations, and is perhaps a driver of history itself including the recent rise of Red China under the CCP.

It’s one with the left’s drive for changes in modern cultures related to social tolerance for diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation on MSM, college acceptance practices, hiring, civil rights laws, etc.

The fact that the Post modern, NeoMarxist left embeds thymos in a class warfare or racial ideology that enables, incites, and encourages the destruction of Western society and its institutions and even the liquidation of all political opposition in the name of social utopian Dreams of social justice or environmental justice is the perversion of a legitimate human drive.

Rud Istvan
May 15, 2022 10:50 am

The Disinformation Governance Board is not going to end well for Biden and Mayorkis—since the southern US border is under control and not a problem according to them. Just like fact checking didn’t end well for Facebook. Just like banning and shadow banning didn’t end well for Twitter—Musk is taking it over as the result and will fire the chief legal counsel responsible for it on day one. Which is why she cried—will lose her $17 million per year salary.

As for climate disinformation, DHS can start with:
-Children won’t know snow. Oops, still lots of snow every winter.
-Sea level rise is accelerating. Oops, it isn’t.
-Arctic will be ice free in summer by 2014. Oops, over 4 Wadhams at nadir last year.
-Weather extremes are increasing. Oops, not floods, droughts, hurricanes (ACE), EF3-5 tornados.
-Climate model ensembles ‘work’. Except they produce a tropical troposphere hot spot that in fact does not exist.
-Methane gas is a GHG in the real world. Oops, completely masked by overlapping water vapor absorption.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
May 16, 2022 5:07 am

Correct Rud – “But wait – there’s more!” (h/t to K-tel):

On Failed Global Warming (aka “Climate”) Predictions:
By the end of 2020, the climate doomsters (aka the IPCC and the radical greens) were proved wrong in their scary climate predictions 48 times. At 50:50 odds for each prediction, that is like flipping a coin 48 times and losing every time! The probability of that being mere random ignorance is 1 in 281 trillion! But no sensible person makes a 50:50 prediction – at 60:40 the odds against being this wrong are 1 in 13 quintillion; at 70:30 the odds are 1 in 13 septillion.
Ref: https://correctpredictions.ca/

There is no justification to be “balanced” when dealing with blatant climate fraudsters.

I published this new “Law” in early 2020. Edit: Please delete the word “Virtually”.

The above statement was written as satire – it also happens to be true!

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May 15, 2022 10:55 am

There’s a belief that the machine pushing AGW is too well entrenched and financed to stop it. If that’s true there’s also a belief it will take a massive human die off and reduction in health and living standard due to lack of fossil fuels to wake people up to the reality of a world without fossil fuels. The question is that when that point of inflection comes will the people have the power to reverse it? I think it will happen too slow to be a cataclysmic event and the reductions will be easy to understand and a groundswell will develop to maintain the status quo. I just might not be around to witness it.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  markl
May 15, 2022 11:32 am

This hogwash over Disinformation will continue—even continue to grow—until such time as the vast majority of humans recognize they were given a brain to think for themselves and to reason by themselves what is truth and what is fabrication.

Don Perry
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
May 15, 2022 1:08 pm

Our founding fathers understood the truth as to what could (would ultimately) happen. That’s why they included the second amendment in the Bill of Rights — and it wasn’t to preserve the right to hunt!

Izaac Walton
Reply to  Don Perry
May 15, 2022 3:54 pm

Was it to preserve the right to shoot African Americans in supermarkets?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 15, 2022 4:03 pm


I’m surprised . . . well, on second thought, perhaps not . . . that you have asked such a question.

Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 15, 2022 4:56 pm

It really is amazing how frequently leftists demonstrate that not only do they never bother to think for themselves, most of them are actually incapable of thinking for themselves.

Izaac, every time I think you have set a new low for stupidity, you top yourself.

Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 15, 2022 4:59 pm

To put it bluntly, the purpose of the 2nd amendment is so that they people can protect themselves from leftists such as yourself who want to use the government to force others to live and worship as they do.

Izaac Walton
Reply to  MarkW
May 15, 2022 5:27 pm

that view is out of date like the 3rd amendment and multiple examples show that. Consider the siege at Waco — the US government has tanks and armoured personnel carriers and is not afraid to use them against “the people”. Or if you like there was the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by a drone strike without trial or due process thus depriving him of his civil rights. And again what use is the 2nd amendment when the US government is prepared to kill its own citizens remotely via drones?

Unless you want to allow US citizens to be as heavily armed as the US government (up to and including nuclear weapons) then the sheer imbalance of power between the government and individuals means that the 2nd amendment is outdated and serves no function except to allow mass killings on a regular basis.

Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 15, 2022 7:11 pm

l love how leftists just declare the parts of the constitution that get in the way of their desire for total control, are just obsolete.

As someone a lot smarter than you once said, when you have only rifles, you don’t attack tanks, you attack the people that drive the tanks, you attack the people who fuel and maintain the tanks.

As to your delusions that the only purpose of the 2nd amendment is to allow shootings, it’s been estimated that more than 90% of the time when a gun is used for self-defense, it isn’t fired.

It shouldn’t be necessary to also point out, that every one of those massacres occurred in places where guns are banned, so that the only person in the building who had a gun, was the bad guy.

The only people who have ever been protected by gun bans, are the criminals and madmen.

As to your apparent belief that banning guns would get rid of guns, anybody who owns a few thousand dollars worth of machine tools, can churn out as many guns as they want. So your desire of a world in which only agents of the government are armed, will never happen.

Reply to  MarkW
May 16, 2022 2:30 am

gun”bans” ie extreme limits n hurdles in Aus achieved?
well a lot of crims with guns
see the shootings and gangwars in sydney etc the last week

Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 16, 2022 7:16 am

I remember looking at the history of mass k!lling incidents in Aus – the number of incidents and number of deaths in the 20 years preceeding the big ban was almost identical (by a count of only 1 or 2) to the number for the 20 years after. Did a lot of good there, right?

Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 16, 2022 7:51 am

Is that you Mungrel?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 15, 2022 7:41 pm

IW, you posted: “. . . there was the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by a drone strike without trial or due process thus depriving him of his civil rights.”

For a time preceding his death, al-Awlaki was operating as key organizer within the global Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda. He repeatedly called for jihad against the United States.

The US is engaged in an unofficial-but-“announced” global war on terrorism.

Hence, as a traitor to the US, one calling for its forceful overthrow, al-Awlaki by his own volition effectively gave up any rights he previously had as a US citizen to a jury trial, due process and US civil rights . . . such are NOT granted to enemy combatants in times of war.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice released a memorandum that justified al-Awlaki’s death as a lawful act of war.

Bottom line: if you are a traitor to and enemy of the United States of America don’t expect to be protected by its Constitution and Amendments to such no matter where you were born.

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Izaak Walton
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
May 15, 2022 8:47 pm

if the FBI charges any of the Jan 6th rioters with sedition does that mean they are a traitor to the US and so the government can shoot them? Or do you think that they still have civil rights?

And where in the constitution does it say that your civil rights can be taken away? Everywhere people claim that the rights are inalienable and cannot be taken away by governments passing laws. Or do you believe that the civil rights are given by the government and can be taken away on a whim and an executive order?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 15, 2022 10:00 pm

Under the US Constitution, merely being charged with any crime is not equivalent to being convicted by a jury of peers of such crime. Punishment is not imposed until, and unless, there is a conviction of a crime in a US court of law.

You are, apparently, unaware of these facts.

The US Constitution and all of its Amendments do not contain a single reference to “civil rights”.

You are, apparently, unaware of this fact.

It is the US Declaration of Independence that makes mention of “. . . certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”, but it does not cite these as “civil rights”, and no US court of law has ever held that this listing—which is outside of the Constitution—prevents the Government from imposing prison sentences that obviously are contrary to “Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

You are, apparently, unaware of these facts.

Also, delineated and generally accepted civil rights, such as:
— the freedom to vote (depending on State, and in/out prison status)
— the freedom from warrantless searches of their person or cell,
— freedom from interference with privacy, family, home and correspondence,
— right to free movement in and out of the country, and
— right of peaceful assembly and association
are forfeited in the US when one is convicted of a felony and is punished with imprisonment as a result.

You are, apparently, unaware of this fact.

Your questions are answered by the above facts.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 16, 2022 2:34 am

join the global club
ALL rights are now treated as privelege they can and WILL rescind as they choose
lockdowns madated vax and then outright theft of foriegn nations citizens belongings as the latest greatest
oh and theft of gold and cash etc from tradeaccounts etc
if they do this to one nations citizens n business they can and will do the same to anyone elses

George Daddis
Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 16, 2022 10:40 am

If the 3rd Amendment is out of date, our Founders gave us a remedy; it is called Article V.
Look it up.

Reply to  Izaac Walton
May 16, 2022 9:41 am

Our problem is with lack of mental health strontium. Not guns. If guns and right wingers were such a problem, there would be no left wingers left alive.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  markl
May 15, 2022 11:50 am

I am more optimistic about how ‘abruptly’ this ends, although agree there is enormous career and financial momentum built up.

There are two separate lines of ‘optimistic’ thought.

  1. The warmunists have been wrong with virtually all their predictions for now over 30 years. People start to notice, and ridicule is increasingly effective.
  2. Their ‘solutions’ (renewables, EVs) do not work and/or do not scale. The more they try, the worse it gets. CA, NY, UK are serving as grid crash test dummies. Will only take one bad blackout with multiple deaths to wake folks up. Not enough critical minerals (cobalt, lithium) to scale EV batteries as EU demands.
Richard Page
Reply to  Rud Istvan
May 15, 2022 5:43 pm

Point 1 might need more work. People, in general, are not waking up to the fact that the warmunist predictions have been consistently wrong for the past 30-40 years. People are getting the same lies every day, at every turn, so that they have become the ‘perceived wisdom’ despite being utterly wrong. The only reason that people aren’t treating this as an actual emergency is that, despite the activists best efforts, there is no immediate threat happening – it is all at a distant time or place; either the other side of the world or beyond the lifetime of the people hearing it.
Yes it needs to be ridiculed and exposed but it’s an uphill struggle – it’s not going to be easy and will likely resurface again and again.

Dave Fair
Reply to  markl
May 15, 2022 12:08 pm

Yellow Vests, “I did that” stickers on gas pumps and screaming mothers without baby formula are all indications (among others) that the turn-about is happening sooner.

Reply to  Dave Fair
May 15, 2022 12:27 pm

Hopefully the death cult is removed from power, the sooner the better. But the death cult is also a lying, cheating cult, so they won’t go so easily.

Peta of Newark
May 15, 2022 11:40 am

Timing is everything – The Schnauzer Won

Oh no, sorry, that was disinformation – but only just – The Schnauzer did really actually come 2nd

It was on last night’s Pan European Televisual Train Wreck – the one calling itself The Eurovision Song Contest

Maybe just me but I find the entire notion of a ‘Song Contest’ to be cringe-worthy and toe-curling in the extreme but, as with many aficionados from the early days, I did love it.

What was sooo great was seeing the epic confidence placed in Technology and every single time, without fail, The Technology Failed.
(Hence why I now truly believe that all satellite launchings should have stopped at Sputnik 3)

What happened last night of The Horrorvision Snog Cnutsfest was that, no surprises to anybody, Ukraine won.

Ukraine (I’m sure that Katie Boyle always called it The Ukraine) previously in all competitions being some sort of joke entry
As indeed what the UK entry has become over the last 20~ish years.
UK did win once or twice but aaaaages ago.

See where I’m headed here?

  • UK
  • Ukraine

How many boneheads out there thought they were voting for The Ukraine and voted for The UK instead.
Straight out of doomed Asia Flight ?? when there was Sum Ting Wong, Wee Too Lo.
Isn’t that right Shirley?

That is why the Schnauzer won, not that Ukraine did win, but that UK came second
Again appealing to my own authority, I’ll tell anyone who asks that there are no such things as Smart-phones, Smart-meters or Smart-motorways and that there are only Dumb Users

was I just proved right and yanno wot, every last one of those people can perfectly explain what Trapped Heat is..

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 15, 2022 2:29 pm

UK won the jury vote. Ukraine won by a devastating margin in the popular vote. ‘No-one’ confused the two. So the Schnauzer won ‘best song’ but Ukraine won ‘sympathy’.

IMHO, this was the most relevant Eurovision song contest of all time. The people had a platform to show that they still care about things that matter.

Reply to  Mike Jonas
May 16, 2022 2:38 am

funny how ukraine matters so much more than any other nations peoples isnt it?
amazing PR and psyops showing JUST HOW WELL Disinformation works, but then uSSa is very good at it

Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 15, 2022 5:45 pm

It stopped being a song contest a very long time ago. Now it’s beyond farce.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 15, 2022 10:32 pm

Yes, you’re right. And don’t call me Shirley! 😉

May 15, 2022 11:49 am

e.g. the Guardian’s headline:
Endurance shipwreck threatened by global heating, says marine archaeologist

Reply to  Vuk
May 15, 2022 1:41 pm

I love the Guardian, it’s taken the place of the World Weekly News in my heart.

Meanwhile, off topic but thought this was good for a laugh: Oregon is gearing up to triple-down on leftist stupidity by making any activity that kills an animal a crime unless done in “self defense”…https://www.yesonip3.org/

“If passed, IP3 would remove the exemption for hunting, fishing, and trapping from our cruelty laws, meaning that any practice that involves the intentional injury of an animal would be criminalized. Although the practice of seeking, pursuing, and in some cases even capturing an animal would still be legally protected, the practice of killing animals would no longer be protected.”

That’s right, these folks want to make it a crime to fish, hunt, raise livestock etc., because we need to stop exploiting animals. They have a helpful FAQ section where they explain that ranchers will just have to find something else to do:

“Could a rancher still raise cattle?

IP3 does not prohibit a rancher from strictly raising and caring for bovines or any other animal. It would, however, require that the rancher did not abuse, neglect, or sexually assault the animals under their care, meaning that the animals could not be killed or forcibly impregnated. This would certainly increase the cost to raise animals, since many are currently killed at a small fraction of their natural lifespan, which is why we encourage ranchers to transition to an alternative agriculture practice. If a rancher would prefer to continue caring for animals, there is also the possibility that they could help operate an animal sanctuary. At a sanctuary, they could still care for animals, while also letting the animals live out their natural lives.”

Reply to  Ebor
May 15, 2022 2:59 pm

Have they told the Sasquatch community what they are planning? Could get really messy when their friendly, neighbourhood ‘bigfoots’ become very unfriendly.

Reply to  Ebor
May 15, 2022 3:58 pm

Most ranches are located in areas that are unsuitable for farming.
Anyone who actually believes that ranchers can just switch to farming, has never been outside a city.

Richard Page
Reply to  Ebor
May 15, 2022 5:49 pm

Looks like Oregon will be seeing an exodus at some point as well. I bet Texas is looking more and more attractive to ranchers right now.

Reply to  Ebor
May 16, 2022 2:40 am

lemme guess? theres a large PETA contingent hiding in there

May 15, 2022 12:08 pm

Reality sucks…for the leftists climate alarmists and every other grifter on the planet.
Yep. We are reliant upon the fossil fuel energy sources we have, that have been proven to work just fine. The wind and solar grifters need to see their schemes go down in the history books as a lost cause. And get it over it.

Old Man Winter
May 15, 2022 12:42 pm

“Sounds crazy? Maybe. But what if I kiss the right butts and get put in charge of a department of disinformation?”

What Jankowicz, the “Mary Poppins of Misinformation” sang was a bit dicier than that (f-bomb).
Viewer/reader discretion advised:


The Dems are probably beyond the tipping point when it comes to shredding the Constitution &
lying about crimes they have committed. They’re in a “must clear the table” situation as people
are wising up to the BeeEss that the reality of inflation, open boarders, baby food shortage, etc.,
are revealing to them. The November election is already lost & the only way forward is to totally
control the political landscape by silencing the opposition & creating distractions to be used as
excuses to do so. They’ve already said Covid this fall will infect 100M people in the US. Did a
little birdie tell them that? Why did the US send more $$$ to the Ukraine when the leaders should
be negotiating as it will probably end in a draw? At the drop of a hat, the Dems always chided the
GOP for being warmongers & now the Dems are behaving like the GOP of old.

While it’s possible they may be acting just to cover up their crimes with no power grab ahead, it’s
obvious they’d only be delaying the inevitable. There are too many sins to bear with “2000 Mules” &
the recent FBI whistleblowers ratting on the O’Keefe arrest & the harassment of parents who
resisted their school boards. People who are desperate can do desperate things.


Climate was always just a propaganda tool to get the West to destroy itself & to be a lame
excuse for all the power that has already been grabbed. It the power is attained, there will be
little need for propaganda so most of The Team™ & True Believers™ can be disposed of as
they’re nothing but useless extras that a few scientists & fiction writers can replace.

Last edited 1 year ago by Old Man Winter
May 15, 2022 2:33 pm

“Given this breach, it is safe to say that nothing is safe. And yes, I know what that sentence says.”

A bit like one of my favourite quotes:

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
– Michael Crichton

May 16, 2022 2:24 am

your chocolate allowance is increased by 20% and we’ve always been at war with…
and some damnfool feminist whatsit is planning to REwrite 1984 with the estates permission!
the raving nutter Bidets chosen to lead this mob, will find that good news I’m sure.
unless eeyore does buy twitter it will remain a democrat-think stronghold and this useless bint will be trying to ensure that.
doubt Trumps setup will do much

Caligula Jones
May 16, 2022 7:35 am

“Disinformation Governance Board”

Yes, hard to jibe the defenders of this abomination saying “its just an advisory board”…when it has governance right in the title.

On my optimistic days, I swear we’re living in a prequel to 1984.

On my pessimistic days, I swear we’re living in the prequel to every dystopian sci-fi plot every…

Reply to  Caligula Jones
May 16, 2022 9:47 am

The lefties depend heavily on the Groucho Marx defense–“who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes. “

May 17, 2022 6:22 am

Disinformation = their propaganda. Suppress it.
Misinformation = my propaganda. Promote it.

May 17, 2022 12:32 pm


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