Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Global warming my eye

Tuesday February 16, 2021 

I know it's knee-jerk to cry global warming every time the temperatures rise to near-record levels, and it's probably knee-jerk to condemn the global warmists when we have weather like this, but come on, folks. The global warming alarmists have told us snow was a thing of the past. How utterly ridiculous that looks now. We're mired in snow and record cold across much of the country. So what do the global warming alarmists have to say for themselves? This is climate change. Ah, yes, the old switcheroo they do every time global warming doesn't go their way. 

And another term they're fond of: polar vortex. This is supposed to be some freak of nature where global warming gets above the cold air and pushes it southward until we're turned upside down weatherwise and Alaska is like summer and we're in a deep freeze in the Lower 48. Well, let's take a gander, shall we? The low tonight in Chicago will be 14 degrees. By Friday it'll be 1. The low tonight in Nashville is 28. By Friday it'll be 9. In Bettles, Alaska, the northernmost part of the state, it's -26 tonight. By Friday the low will be -33. So much for the polar vortex.

But this is where the global warming crazies get dangerous. In Amarillo, Texas they've had bone-chilling temperatures in the single digits. The power company there brags that 30 percent of their power comes from wind turbines. Well, guess what. The wind turbines are frozen. Now they're having to institute rolling blackouts because they can't generate enough power. This is where global warming takes you. It takes you to absurdity. People freezing in their own houses don't give a damn about your righteous cause to save the planet from CO2, which is actually plant food and beneficial to the planet. They want warmth. They want power. They want all the things afforded a civilization in the 21st century, and the global warming zealots want to save the planet from some phantom crisis they claim, nauseously, is an "existential threat." No, THEY are the existential threat!

Anyone who still believes in this boogeyman of bovine scatology should be made to live in perpetual blackout.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

News Update: GoDaddy and AR15.com


Tuesday January 12, 2021

I contacted GoDaddy today, and they tell me that they don't host AR15.com. They say they bought their domain name through them and that's good through March 29, 2022. They tell me AR15.com is hosted by AWS, which is Amazon, but that they have nothing to do with making decisions for AWS.

Stories earlier reported that AR15.com was booted off the Internet by GoDaddy. Apparently it's not true. GoDaddy is not their hosting site.

The Phil Valentine Show

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Big Tech Revolt

We are in a revolution. The revolution didn’t begin on January 6 with the Capitol riots. Anyone who tells you violence is the solution is dead wrong. The paper patriots who thump their chests and call for some sort of violent overthrow of government are leading you astray. They don’t have a plan. Theirs is an anger-driven reaction that goes absolutely nowhere.

I get the anger. I’m angry too. There has yet to be a full accounting of what happened in the November election. There was undoubtedly voter fraud. Was it enough to change the actual results of the election? We may never know, but burning your own country to the ground, like the left has been doing for the last eight months, is not the answer.

The true revolution began on January 8. It’s the Big Tech Revolt. When Twitter permanently banned President Trump from its platform it finally awakened at least half of the country as to just how powerful and just how dangerous these big tech companies are. That’s not to excuse everything Trump has tweeted, but squelching free speech should be met with outrage and action.

It’s not enough for Facebook and Twitter and their willing accomplices in Big Tech to de-platform conservatives. They have to destroy any competition that would allow that free speech to continue. They’ve colluded to destroy Parler. Parler’s only crime was they acted as a true platform, allowing anyone and everyone to speak their mind. For that they must be destroyed. Google and Apple have purged their sites of any access to Parler’s app. Amazon has blocked their computer servers. Third-party vendors used by Parler have joined in the conspiracy. There should be an immediate remedy from the courts. In the meantime, freedom-loving people at these Big Tech companies should leave and join the Big Tech Revolution. They need to offer their expertise and talents to keep free speech alive, not continue to be part of the suppression.

The irony is that at least some of the met-ups for the Trump protests and the Antifa forces that infiltrated them were on Facebook. No one took action against Facebook. Google and Apple later justified their actions of banning the Parler app because Parler allowed people to talk openly about the riot on their platform. The big question is where was law enforcement? If these plans to storm the Capitol were so openly encouraged on social media why weren’t they prepared for it. Even more bizarre, why were some police officers actually opening the doors to the Rotunda and allowing people in?

Most reasonable people can agree that storming the Capitol was an outrage. Those who took part in it and those who continue to support it are leading you down a blind alley. They don’t have a plan. Obviously their only short-term plan was to have themselves childishly photographed sitting in seats of power. This was no insurrection, as the left and the mainstream media have tried to portray it. CHAD, CHAZ, or CHOP—or whatever they settled on as a name for the occupying of the police precinct in Seattle last summer—was an insurrection, and liberals from all quarters supported it. People like Kamala Harris tweeted encouragement to bail out rioters. Another incredible irony is that Nancy Pelosi told NPR back in June in reference to the mob that had surrounded the White House, “Using billy clubs and tear gas takes us to the status of banana republic.” No, Nancy, squelching free speech does.

But let’s not take our eye off the ball. This is a revolution, but it’s a revolution of the free market. You have the power. Don’t listen to the paper patriots. They will only lead you to ruin. Use the power you have. Stop patronizing entities that work to end free speech. Stop complaining about Facebook on Facebook. Stop tweeting your outrage on Twitter. Stop feeding the beast that wants to eat you.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Don't be like the Hillary people

It's amazing the similarities between the angered Trump people this go-around and the Hillary folks last time. I get it. There was obviously voter fraud. The only pertinent question all along is was there enough voter fraud to change the election? We may never know. The courts won't hear it. The media won't report it. So, what are we to do? Burn down the country because we think the election was stolen? Well, that's exactly what the left has been doing. Why are some people on the right prone to do the same thing?

I've been fielding nasty emails all morning over the position I took on the Capitol riot. People keep telling me "the system has failed" and "it's time for a revolution." Who are you going to shoot first? These are mainly people blowing off steam. I'm told there's no other way to change the system other than through some sort of violent overthrow. They tell me the leftists control both the mainstream media and social media, and they're right. But violence isn't the way to change that. The free market is.

I'm actually amused at how many people are screaming about how the leftists control social media, and they're screaming it on Facebook. That's just like the Occupy Wall Street idiots who wrote long treatises about the evils of capitalism on their MacBook Pros while sipping Starbucks coffee. Speaking of which, I haven't been to a Starbucks in years. Have you? I have another question for you. Why are you still on Facebook? If I get a rotten meal at a restaurant I don't go back. Why do people constantly complain about Facebook and Twitter and then still go there? I don't get it.

There are viable alternatives. I'm on Parler.com and MeWe.com. Why aren't you? We're in the process of moving all of our videos from YouTube to Rumble. If social media is such a problem, why do you still patronize them? You don't like how you're being treated, you go someplace else. This is how the free market works. It looks like we conservatives should understand the free market system better than anyone else. Trump gets suspended from Twitter. Why doesn't he leave Twitter and go to Parler? I have no idea.

As far as a violent revolution? You can count me out. Yeah, the leftists won this time. Probably cheated in the process. That doesn't mean you scrap the whole thing. Do you know who's in charge of these states where this voter fraud happened? Republican legislatures. They can—and should—immediately set up commissions to investigate the allegations of fraud. The lawsuits in states like PA that broke the law by not verifying signatures on mail-in ballots should continue non-stop until one actually gets heard. That's how you do it. You work within the system.

You wanna know something else? You wanna know why the Democrats now control the Senate? Because the Republicans put up two lackluster candidates in GA. The Republicans take rural conservatives for granted just like the Democrats do with black voters. They assume whoever they throw out there will be just fine because they're a Republican. If the Republicans are going to retake the House and Senate in two years they have to have stellar candidates, not the next in line or somebody who donates lots of money to the party.

Some people give up on this country way too easily. I think these are the people with anger issues. We see them on both sides. You've heard of Trump-deranged? We're already seeing Biden-deranged. Don't be like them. Have you been watching CNN? Have you been on Facebook? Then you're part of the problem. Stop complaining and start behaving like a true capitalist. You're worried about who has the power? YOU have the power. Use it.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.