First, read my Wednesday post and decide whether I am "[Insisting] on Misrepresenting Congressional Candidate's Position on PRT", as Ken Avidor 'insists' on claiming.
I have corresponded with Ms. Winograd, and what she told me is, "Until I know a lot more about the PRT, I'm afraid I'm going to have to decline to support it."
That is a far cry from Ken Avidor's extreme claims, such as 'PRT is a right wing scam' as well as being 'impossible.' In fact, Ms. Winograd's position is perfectly reasonable, because I don't want people to support PRT either until they know 'more' about it! Just like I don't want them to oppose it until knowing more about it.
Ken is claiming to know what's in my head! The headlines he has written for the relevant blog posts are:
1. "PRT Promoter David Gow Spreads More Misinformation"He's claiming I have the intention of misleading. Takes one to know one, Ken!
2. "PRT Promoter David Gow Insists on Misrepresenting Congressional Candidate's Position on PRT"
Dear readers, tell me if this is unreasonable: I get a Google Alert on PRT; it links me to a webpage that quotes Winograd praising the 1970s "Boeing" PRT (Morgantown), citing it as an example of how we should be putting aerospace workers to work. Isn't it then reasonable to assume she would support PRT today? Of course it is. But not if you're conspiracy-minded Ken Avidor.
I'll conclude my Winograd-related remarks by wishing her luck in the primary, we need fewer blue dogs and more true progressives in Congress.
Let's move on to the main part of the discussion: Ken Avidor's latest postings provide us material for another installment of--
What We Learned
What we learned this time is that Ken Avidor is so desperate to recover from the drubbing he took at Democratic Underground that he reverts to pattern -- he goes looking for another thing he can distort, in order to divert attention from his defeat. I won't just claim this, I'll provide evidence.
For example, after this defeat at Daily Kos, he constructed the "PRT = torture" lie.
After he failed to prove that only right wingers want PRT, he claimed persecution by a PRT company.
This time he decided to go after my list of pro-PRT people and organizations at Get On Board!PRT.
My mention of Winograd's documentable praise for "Boeing" PRT is notable because she is the only one on the list not making a specific, affirmative endorsement of the current generation of PRT technologies.
That Ken is picking on my listing of Winograd shows how desperate he is for cheap 'victories.' How about the others on the list, Ken?
- Are you going to claim World Wildlife Fund's pro-PRT video doesn't mean they support PRT?
- That the California Democratic Party didn't mean to put PRT in its 2004 platform?
- That Congressman Hinchey was talking about something else when he said government should focus on PRT?
- That Joan Bokaer's participation in the Podcar City II conference doesn't mean she's for PRT?
- That when Debbie Cook wrote"large-scale ramp-up of PodCars can significantly mitigate the impacts of climate change and peak oil, transforming ground transport from polluting fuels to clean solar energy," she didn't really mean it?
I hope you get a lot of comfort out of cheap 'victories,' Ken. They're the only kind you're going to get.
(and Democrat Steve Murphy of Red Wing "welcomes funding for PRT development in Winona or elsewhere.")Ken Avidor's biggest meme is wrong again
gPRT Imagine! - "Dear Rep. Hinchey: Why do you support Michele Bachmann? Sincerely, Ken Avidor."