won't you please take me along for a ride...
now yesterday I talked about the greaser problem so let's discuss the surfer problem today, 'kay? I catagorize surfers as all dumb white guys..not at all related to the great sport of surfing...or the folks who surf....there are some dumb folks who surf, but there's some pretty smart ones too...
to highlight the stupid surfer dudes, let's start with the Sentinel, Jim Buckley's freebie mag...this mag is alcohol centric pushing the Funk Zone into the Drunk Zone....booze this and booze that and even one of their columnists, the Goleta Gal, got busted for DUI.. I read about in the paper, a letter to the editor from Darryl Genis who represented the old gal....I mean, how stupid can you be? still getting drunk after all these years?? still can't make intelligent choices??
of course Darryl makes excuses for the drunks and blames MADD and everyone else except the idiots who get behind the wheel and drive inebriated..
but it appears that anyone who works for a newspaper must be an alcoholic to get hired!
next we have the News-Press, Surfrider Foundation and the Marine Mammal Center sounding the alarm about sharks..actually it's just hysteria from a bunch of wannabe surfers..more nonsense from Peter Howorth a total hack who rescues sea mammals who've been bitten by sharks and then says YOU'RE NEXT!! haha
then when News-Press wanker Andy Caldwell tells me that DDT is really a good thing, and good for me, and good for Africa, the more we use the better, well...I gotta think he and his hillbilly farmer pals up north got sumthin up their sleeves...any look at history will tell you that the ag industry routinely used DDT to kill insects, but the insecticide also killed the good bugs and its heavy use by agriculture and other applications made the insects resistant to DDT effects,
"...with a long history of crop
spraying, malaria vectors have
developed increasing resistance
(DDT) and to pyrethroids.
Robert Zubrin whose book Merchants of Despair says that Silent Spring author Rachel Carson is responsible for killing millions of people because she exposed the overuse and abuses of DDT spraying...Zubrin is a crackpot and president of a nonprofit that wants people to colonize Mars!! he reminds me of that Heaven's Gate suicide cult leader who wanted to jump on the Halle Bopp comet!
Rachel Carson was a biologist, not a pimp for the chemical companies ...Carson was attacked by the chemical industry and some in government as an alarmist, but courageously spoke out to remind us that we are a vulnerable part of the natural world subject to the same damage as the rest of the ecosystem. while former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson—in a letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower—reportedly concluded that because she was unmarried despite being physically attractive, she was "probably a Communist".
so it's mostly the science-challenged conservatives who use the bible instead of research to draw their conclusions, and continue to malign Rachel Carson whose prescient book foretold of the many problems with pesticide misuse...and we can see the problems today..the dying bees, the crazy poisoning on the Channel Islands, the bogus expensive restorations, and the mice drops on Guam to kill brown tree snakes....
Rachel Carson warned about all this:
These sprays, dusts, and aerosols are now applied almost universally to farms, gardens, forests, and homes-nonselective chemicals that have the power to kill every insect, the "good" and the "bad," to still the song of birds and the leaping of fish in the streams, to coat the leaves with a deadly film, and to linger on in soil-all this though the intended target may be only a few weeds or insects. Can anyone believe it is possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called "insecticides," but "biocides."
Rachel Carson was brilliant and one of my heroes....but these other guys? well, they are now on my radar