Monday, October 2, 2017

                   FEAR  AND  LOATHING IN MANDALAY BAY

The  carnage in  Las Vegas  cannot  surprise  James  Delingpole.  In 2014 the Breitbart hack served as MC,  as some  of  the world's best paid  excoriators of  climate science  gathered  at  the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino to witness the climax of the Heartland  Institute's 6th International Climate Conference-- Dominionist  theologian Calvin Beisner Th.D.  anointing  Dr. Roy Spencer  as the  year's
The  venue inspired Delingpole to pen this prescient riff :
"You can only survive Vegas if you learn to love it-- and to do that you must first sell it your soul... The reason I was there was to cover two conferences: first the
... by  day, I  interviewed... At  night,  I got totally wasted and had adventures.
What ever was he smoking?
My favourite was a trip to the Strip, the low-rent  end  of Vegas, where the clientele is poorer and trashier and the whores skankier... The tackier  the  better ,  really , because the more depraved and messed up everyone else looks, the less discomfited you are by your own growing squalor ...
Stage a conference of libertarians, pot-legalisers, gun nuts and gold bugs in a city of booze, whores, gambling and semi-automatics: What could possibly go wrong?"

Update: 
Delingpole  goes wrong again, this time with Harry Potter.