Looks as wild as you'd expect from him. Opens July 16th in theatres.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
The Trick will tell the story of how Professor Philip Jones, director of climate research at the University of East Anglia, found himself at the eye of an international media storm after leaked emails which suggested climate change researchers had exaggerated claims about the severity of global warming....Phil Jones suffered greatly during Climategate, personally, and reportedly at one point even considered suicide. This "thriller" is exactly what he doesn't need.
It led to Norwich scientists receiving death threats and one of the most rigorous scrutiny processes in UK academic history that ultimately found the research to be watertight.
The new film will chart the unjustified persecution of Prof Jones, to be played by Line of Duty and The Crown star Jason Watkins, and the fierce support as he fights to exonerate himself of his wife Ruth, to be played by Victoria Hamilton.
You may recognize the actor playing him from his recent role in the popular Netflix series "The Crown," where Jason Watkins played the weak, uninspiring socialist Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Let's see how badly the BBC -- who of course was part of the story -- gets this wrong for the sake of dramatization.
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Personally it's difficult for me to see it coming to that. Trump looks more
In February, seven Republican senators voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial; just a few weeks ago, 35 House Republicans defied him and voted for the Jan. 6 inquiry. Even in a future where the G.O.P. takes back the House and the Senate in 2022, any attempt to overturn a clear Biden victory in 2024 would require most of the Republicans who cast these anti-Trump votes to swing completely to Team Let’s Have a Constitutional Crisis, with someone like Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski casting the decisive vote. Which is imaginable only if some transformative political wave hits the Republican Party in the meantime — and barely so even then.What do you think?
Then keep in mind, too, that in the event of a Biden-Trump rematch in 2024, Biden, not Trump, will enjoy the presidency’s powers; Kamala Harris, not Mike Pence, will preside over the electoral count; and Trump will be four years older, unlikely to run a fourth time, and therefore somewhat less intimidating in defeat. In that landscape, it’s at least as easy to imagine him going more limply into the good night as it is to imagine top-to-bottom G.O.P. enthusiasm for the Great Coup of ’24.
Which, again, does not make the worriers unreasonable; it just makes their we’re all doomed attitude seem extremely premature.
Sunday, June 06, 2021
32 years ago today pic.twitter.com/39BFlMfWJV— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 5, 2021
On the other hand, here is a frightening image of what these tanks left being in terms of broken people and bicycles:
Ummmm…..these folks would disagree pic.twitter.com/E93InxNWeq— ol s'imple jack head (@JackArmsHead) June 6, 2021
"The more I learned, the more conscious did I become of the fact that I was ridiculous. So that for me my years of hard work at the university seem in the end to have existed for the sole purpose of demonstrating and proving to me, the more deeply engrossed I became in my studies, that I was an utterly absurd person."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Saturday, May 29, 2021
NASHVILLE — Hatworks is literally selling Jewish stars that say “Not Vaccinated” — out here making MTG look tame— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 28, 2021
firstname.lastname@example.org (615) 678-5690 pic.twitter.com/11fN9eS5gX
On May 7 in FL I gave remarks virtually identical to those from GA last night on the Constitution.— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) May 28, 2021
Nobody freaked out (more than usual).
Twitter (and thus lazy MSM reporters) fell for a creative edit that distorted the context.
Listen to the whole thing
I stand by every word pic.twitter.com/nSWYY7jbjt
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Last night I finally got fed up with David in Cal's racism and asked him, in no uncertain terms, to leave.
The topic was Trump's labeling of the COVID-19 virus the "China virus" and the "Kung flu," already racist which has resulted in thousands of attacks on Asian Americans in the US, to which David in Cal wrote
"Most of the attacks on Asian Americans were perpetrated by black Americans."
This statement is pure racism. No proof whatsoever, but far more than that, it injects race into a topic for which race is utterly irrelevant. The race of those attacking Asian Americans over COVID-19 is irrelevant. Trying to imply that the race of the attackers is meaningful, that it matters to this problem, that it needs to be entered into the discussion, is exactly what racists do.
David in Cal was once a decent contributor to this blog. Then he turned to Trumpism and in recent months many of his comments have bordered on racism. This one was, as far as I'm concerned, beyond the pale, and I have asked him to leave. I will delete his future comments as soon as I see them. He tried to sneak another one in a few minutes ago and I deleted it. He has become a troll who has infected this blog, repeatedly making claims without evidence, such as about election fraud and now this, and is now persona non grata. I've never done this before but have never before encountered someone of such ill intent. That this a Trumpist shouldn't really be surprising, I'm sorry to say. They have infected the Republican party and are out to devour America. But not here.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Today was a pretty big day in climate activism, with real wins, right out of The Ministry of the Future by KSR, but I'm just not up for blogging. Sad, I know. You can read about them in a million other places, but I have nothing new to add. But you can discuss them in the comments if you'd like. Sorry.
1) Chevron investors demand emission cuts
2) Dutch court tells Shell to cut emissions by half
3) Exxon shareholders buck the company and elect directors demanding climate action.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Yoga will be allowed again in Alabama schools, but parents must sign a permission slip acknowledging “I understand that yoga is part of the Hinduism religion.” https://t.co/awrdiQBsve— Slate (@Slate) May 23, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Just OUTSTANDING stuff from Sidney Crosby 👏 pic.twitter.com/0bqRxL07X9— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) May 19, 2021
Best 200 ft player in hockey. Best captain in hockey. Best playoff player in hockey. Watch him while you still can. Go Penguins.