So what's washed up on the wrack line today? Real news seems to be slowing down as the nation slowly recovers from its Christmas excesses, and looks forward to its New Years excesses. Elon Musk and Twitter are still hanging in there as topics, though. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.28.22 Am Power wants you to know How Twitter Rigged the Covid Debate. But then, so did Google, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, YouTube etc, etc. We're nowhere near the bottom yet. Also In Response to the Twitter Files, Establishment Media Rushes to Defend the FBI. Nick Givas at JTN has Ten major revelations exposing extent of government pressure on Big Tech to censor Americans, "From the FBI to the White House, federal intervention shaped social media narratives from Hunter Biden to pandemic policy," while Brad Palumbo at Based Politics narrows it down to The 3 most disturbing revelations in the latest Twitter Files #1 The Biden administration specifically lobbied to have individual accounts banned, #2 Twitter censored credentialed experts who dissented on COVID-19, #3 Even the Trump administration lobbied Twitter to censor. At Da Wire, Elon Musk On Big Tech Censorship: ‘Google Frequently Makes Links Disappear’. Yeah, Google is getting less and less useful when a subject is controversial. “Most people don’t appreciate the significance of the point Matt was making: *Every* social media company is engaged in heavy censorship, with significant involvement of and, at times, explicit direction of the government.” From Da Caller, ‘Only Just Begun’: Elon Musk Threatens Reputation Of ‘Legacy Media’ In Cryptic Tweet “The legacy media should worry about its reputation. We have only just begun,” At I&I, Twitter, America’s Founders And Free Expression. At Transterrestrial Musings, a classic video, Job Hunting For Ex-Twitter Employees. Nick Arama at Red State suggests Elon Shows Pendulum May Be Swinging Back to Reality With Hilarious Babylon Bee Video, What Is a Woman?
At Da Fed, Margot Cleveland points out that the FBI Office Investigating Hunter Biden Sent Twitter Numerous Censorship Requests Right Before 2020 Election. Investigating or covering up? At Breitbart, Fmr. DNI Ratcliffe: I Confirmed Hunter Laptop Was Legitimate in 2020, But There Was ‘a Disinformation Campaign on Behalf of Joe Biden.’
Spelling Bee Contestant Asks The Definition of “Woman” pic.twitter.com/gOgDj9Oxsg— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) December 28, 2022
It already seems as if people are being conditioned to expect talk of rolling blackouts whenever the weather outside seems frightful.
To be very clear: rolling blackouts are not now, nor have they been, normal in the US. Therefore, having to expect rolling blackouts going forward would be abnormal. Nevertheless, as utility providers and power grid monitors have recently warned, the more grids are saddled with intermittent, unreliable wind and solar facilities, the more unreliable they are becoming. They’re more prone to capacity shortfalls and blackouts.