Act 1. A Mid-Winters Nights Dream
Waking well before dawn this morning my mind wandered in search of a somnolence inducing subject of sufficient power to return me to the peaceful land of nod. The thoughts chased one another through my mind in such a tumult the I began to consider rising from bed and bedroom to make my way into the den for a peaceful review of recent threads on BPL..a sure cure for insomnia, when what a thought should appear, pulled by 8 tiny reindeer.
No wait but I did seize upon the recent verbal joust in this very thread and soon had a worthy subject to focus my wandering attentions.
Act 2: A Tale of 2 Rogers
The gentle reader will be advised to refer back in this thread to previous comments dating between February 3rd and sixth for the specifics relating to the following discussion:
I must admit my attention was captured by Roger C in effect calling out Roger T. in the post dated 2-3 whatever day that was in Australia. In fact when scanning over the post by Roger T on 2-3 my eyes had glazed over immediately upon seeing the graph/chart (like many or you….....oh really? You analyse charts thoroughly? Tell the truth! ) and I’d skipped over the rather interesting personal news contained in the remainder of the post; but I didn’t miss Roger C’s pointed questioning of these revelations, and was thereby induced to go back and read Roger T’s 2/3 post more carefully; if only in honor of the effort spent by Roger C in reading it through and actually making comment! Roger T/ Roger C. Is the reader becoming confused as well? HaHa you were never promised easy and you are backpackers inured to hardship and privation indeed reveling in same so soldier on!
Anywho my first thought was to ponder the question of Roger C’s motive. Was he acting in his role as a correspondent for the Blog, as an agent provocateur, trying to stir the bleep so to speak….....keep the world’s longest running and still vital and active thread moving along, propelled to new length and heights of verbal and expository glory etc etc ad nauseum? Did I warn the reader I’m a little loose on punctuation and verb subject agreement or even inclusion in the same sentence exploring my own Elmore Leonardian style in manic fits?
But I had to admit Roger C’s questions were practical and honestly sensible. In fact given the political situation in Great Britain with the Tory Parliament a seeming handmaiden to the interests of BIG ENERGY it was hard to conjure up a scenario (Given the location of subject matter I must insist the proper locution be given the term Scenario……. Nare… like nary… sea na(re) rio where was I ; oh yes. Roger T’s claim of a sinister police invasion, search warrents, computer impoundment. Hmmm all highly irregular if I may say so. There must be some other explanation.
Part 3: Elementary My Dear Watson
Why on earth would the local constabulary impound Roger T’s computers? That is the question! Using deductive reasoning I believe one can rule out persecution by the State. Roger T’s position as a denialist ……… Oh dear me there I have gone and done it using a term previously not agreed upon. Let me re-phrase. Roger T’s thoroughly expounded position as a skeptic on the issue of global warming (climate is in constant flux and therefore constantly changes) anyway his position is well known by the reader of this thread. Can one give a high percentage of likelihood to the premise that a warrant was obtained and executed and his computers and other personal effects seized, removed and impounded as a result of his active and public role as a climate warming skeptic? Or are other more sinister influences at work?
Could he have in unwitting innocence; with his undoubtedly large body of contacts and informants; been the recipient of privileged or classified information? Did a posting on his blog reveal in some way a knowledge of privileged information that could reasonably infer the possibility of a breach of confidentiality at the highest levels? Is anyone out there in the blogosphere other than myself interested at the coincidence of the warranted searce of Roger T’s home computers with the recent resignation by one of the highest ranking members of the Cameron Government as posted in the New York Times on Thursday 2-4?
“Chris Huhne, the energy and CLIMATE CHIEF, is accused of perverting the course of justice ........”
Can anyone really believe this resignation of the “Climate Chief” over a “Speeding Ticket” is honestly un-related, a mere coincidence and not potentially the biggest espionage case since the Profumo Affair?
I could go on………. But I will spare you all the tedium and myself the embarrassment. The foregoing was a lame Sunday afternoon attempt to relieve boredom and add a little levity to this thread. The events are purely fictional and any resemblance to actual personages is your own damned fault.