Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Trifecta of Nuttery

If you have an hour and a couple of hundred brain cells to kill, then you can't do better than listening to Kevin "Stalker" Barrett interview no-plane gurus Morgan Reynolds and Rick Rajter on his radio show. It is a regular troika of woo. Barrett tries to avoid taking a stand on the no-plane nonsense while still emphatically coming out for the right of the no-planers to conduct their "research" in a friendly and accepting environment. Reynolds spends most of his time attacking Steven Jones and the rest of the 9/11 truth movement for being mean to him.

Ironically Reynolds makes the (absolutely correct) observation that has somehow been missed by most of the 9/11 truth movement, that thermite has never been used in building demolitions. Of course he misses the fact that neither have Star Wars death beams. In a particular bizarre bit both Reynolds and Rajter argue that the SWDB theory, in keeping with Occam's Razor, is actually the simpler of the theories, because there is less that could go wrong, for example they would not need to steal 4 jetliners from United and American Airlines. Hello, both of the airlines and their employees, not to mention the insurance companies, and crash investigators believe that those planes are missing, they would have to be stolen regardless of whether they were crashed into the towers or not.

In a particularly amusing bit Reynolds even accuses Katie Couric of being in on it. I knew she was just too damn perky for her own good...

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