Saturday, May 05, 2007

How Do You Make Steel Anyway?

I’m fascinated by 9/11 “Truthers” the same way I’m fascinated by grisly highway accidents. How the heck did those people find themselves in the fix they’re in?

Accident victims deserve our compassion, but the Truthers are another story. They may very well need treatment of some sort. And for people like Rosie O’Donnell, that treatment could begin with completing her high school education.

Steel cannot be melted by fire? How does she think steel got to be steel in the first place? Do the words crucible, Bessemer, or blast furnace sound at all familiar? Nope.

How about some visuals? Here’s what a steel mill looks like. (Care of "Deer Hunter," a heartwarming film about friendship and homecoming). You can barely see anything but fire.

And of course, within a week or two of Rosie's revelation on national television, (she's since been forced off the air by government censors), there was that big fire on Interstate 80 in Oakland that caused the steel supports to buckle and on overpass to collapse.

A closer look reveals perhaps the second time in Rosie history that fire has melted steel. Although it's more likely that this was a controlled detonation designed to intimidate Rosie and people like her (and I don't mean portly outspoken highschool dropouts, although God knows, I wish the governmnet would lock them up.)

Why doesn’t this obvious empirical evidence make any sense to the Truthers? I don’t know, but I suspect that it’s because the actual truth may be even more difficult for them to deal with than the fantasy truth they’ve conjured for themselves.

In any case, no harm done. Unless you’re Rosie’s agent.

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