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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Propagandist vs. Pancakes

This doesn't relate to PRT, but y'all will find this article amusing -- and sad. Thermidor applies his tactics to an artist he doesn't like:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mmmm! Tasty crow!

"...there is no PRT project at London's Heathrow airport..."

(See any guideway anchored in dirt abutments in any of these videos?)

More tasty crow! (YouTube)

Quoth the Raven, "Ken Avidor."

Friday, April 24, 2009

We LOVE the Minnesota anti-PRT Propagandist!

If you say Minnesota another time here, your message gets deleted. -Asko Kauppi

It was a love-in over at Asko Kauppi's blog (posts about the PRT@Heathrow conference). Check it out in the comments!

"Why don't you just take Ken Avidor, and make that louder?" "These go to 11."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Underwhelming response

Here it is, April 14, 2009, and the comment areas on all my blogs remain distinctly non-flamey. This despite the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist's March 5, 2009 long-winded call to his followers to man the barricades:

I invite our readers to go to Gow's many blogs and ask him questions about Bachmann and PRT. Source

For those of you playing along at home, the 100% lack of response to this marching order serves to confirm either of two alternate theories:
1) no one reads Kenjob
2) no one who reads him is paying attention.

What was it all about? Let's look at the operative passage in his post:
I invite David Gow to explain in the comments why PRT promoters thought it was a good idea back in 2005 to have Bachmann, Olson and Zimmermann promoting PRT and why Gow and his cohort ATE have all that crap on the web about me...
. . .
For example... [ellipsis in original] what is this PhotoShopped image of me as George Bush with Bachman's face on the seal from one of "Mr_Grant's" blogs supposed to mean?

Huh? As I recall he was right there (figuratively) when all that rigorous debunking and top-flight funny was being written! Was that not he, clomping Fudd-like through the cyberspace forest in search of 'Pewsonal Wabbit Twansit' 1, 2?

Oh, he remembers all right, no one could be living that far out of the moment. That leaves one explanation: TICK-TOCK!! Here comes PRT Cottontail hopping down the guideway, in the form of the ULTra and 2getThere projects, and Kiln Ovendoor is bailing.

Rodiva doesn't have the courage of his convictions. By pretending not to know that he was the impetus for "all that crap," he's signaling a desire to revise history-- as in, "Anti-PRT? Moi?" But his is a futile hope, since (1) I would never remove any analysis, satire or graphics because his readership attacked me, and (2) his readership obviously doesn't care.

Here's the truly pathetic thing: He's not even acting like a real "skeptic." If I were an anti-PRT foamer like the Propagandist (or even a normal skeptic), the existence of operational PRT systems would do nothing to shake my questioning of the technology.

PRT projects are human-engineered projects, with sizable system integration requirements. A real skeptic would realize there is risk of failure in any such endeavor, sit back, and wait for the error reports to come in.

In the past Kenwood has mounted the most obsessive of propaganda campaigns against PRT, and hasn't been afraid to go on record claiming truth of even the most transparent falsehoods. He has had no compunction calling PRT supporters a multitude of offensive names.

But with respect to politics, why can't he take a position on one of the easiest questions of all?

At the Dump Bachmann blog,
Labridor's "blogging" lets others do the hard work, regurgitating reportage by other bloggers and the news media. Little or none of it are his own opinions -- that would require command of facts and cogent analysis, and he's shown himself capable of neither.

Last month he noted that Rep. Michele Bachmann had another "eruption" during a radio interview -- but which I call tantamount to a call to armed insurrection.

Now, Bachmann is easy pickings. The more she acts as a GOP-approved talking head, the more chances she has to be stupid in public. And she does. She's the de facto leader of the Kongressional Kinda Krazy Kaucus, so it's Insert Foot almost every time she opens her mouth.

Yes, should be easy pickings. Yet all Kennel Ration can do is politely ask "Should Bachmann Be Censured for Her Recent Remarks?" and "I hope reporters ask Bachmann... whether her recent remarks should also be censured."


Come on Kenmore, it's a blog -- take a position already! This is the easy stuff! Here, let me show you: Yes! Michele Bachmann should be censured! Do it! Do it now!

There. Jeez.

Read the funny

* Since we're on the subject, here is my comment on Bachmann, Olson and Zimmermann getting their cooties on PRT: even broken clocks are right twice a day.

gPRTThere is no Ken Avidor Easter Egg in this post