The Department of Energy was created by the people, for the people, to create alternative energy sources. We could be living for free off the grid using wind and solar, but the oil companies you work for shut that down. Fracking is now rampant all over the country and we have no idea how that will affect the water table. You claim you created thousands of jobs revitalizing the Keystone Pipeline project, but you did it against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wishes, which is an act of war.
This 1985 interview with Julie Burchill is behind the Rock’s Back Pages firewall. I pay a lot for an annual membership and stuff like this is one reason why.
Also this week: “Robin Banks” (yes, of the song…) writes surprisingly well for ZigZag about his trip to Paris with The Clash in 1981. These were there concerts at the Mogador and not, alas, the Bataclan, which seemed to have disappeared into the mists of time.
Two tourists got out to look at the Brown chapel. The gang of men, including Escrow, watched them, wondering where they were from. I went over and talked to the tourists who were from Ontario and excited to see places they knew from the movie, but concerned about their safety.
When I came back and told the men where the tourists had come from they all whistled in proud disbelief. “Damn, CANADA. Wow. They came all the way from Canada to see Selma?”
I also mentioned their fears of the neighborhood. Escrow stopped playing with his phone, looked at me, eyes drilling into me, smile gone.
“We never harm tourists. Never. Got that. We keep our shit to ourselves. They come here because special things DID happen here. Just wish they would happen again.”
‘U.S. government leftists produced a much worse version of that Finnish [rape prevention] video, and they did it back in 2013’
David Cole writes:
The video opens with a startlingly brutal cartoon re-creation of the murder of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, the 28-year-old woman whose rape and murder in a Queens neighborhood in 1964 sparked national soul-searching after it was reported that neighbors ignored her cries for help. Genovese was stabbed repeatedly in the back by a stranger named Winston Moseley, who then raped her as she lay dying. Moseley was a serial killer and necrophiliac whose “thing” was to stab a woman and rape her as she bled out. Ideally, he’d try to climax at the moment his victim passed.
I’ll admit, initially I was baffled that a government-led agency, one commanded by a black Obama appointee, would choose to dramatize the Genovese murder. Genovese was white, Moseley was black, and the “cartoon” doesn’t hide that fact. In retrospect, I think I understand why the Genovese case was chosen, but I’ll get to that later.