Pierre Salinger Syndrome Illustrated
Originally posted by MadGrimbo
Hey man, get off my back on this one will you?
I accept the award, wipe my arse with it, and hand it back on the toe of my boot.
Here's the reason for the Pierre Salinger Award
You posted hearsay that was originally unsupported by anything other than statements you say were made by a long-time friend.
That's fine. No worries so far, you were very clear about the uncertain nature of the claim.
Then you make assertions that you can't substantiate about road closures and heavy-lift blimps, claim people on ATS chat told you about road closures
then start posting links to InfoWars as some sort of proof.
Now I'm getting suspicious. If you read about what Pierre Salinger Syndrome
you'll see why you earned the award.
Pierre Salinger did exactly what you are doing in this thread. Take that as an insult if you like, you're
the one “pulling a Salinger”,
Insulting The Locals
The problem here is that I live in the western United States.
Not that far from the Nellis range and “Area 51”, in fact.
While I don't know everything that goes on around here, I do travel extensively throughout the west on business of my own and have done so for a very
We do, in fact, see various military exercises out here in my neck of the woods all the time. What we don't see are secret closures of public roads
or “heavy-lift blimps”.
I know, associate with and am related to quite a few people around here -- in my state of Nevada, as well as Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California
and Arizona -- and no one I know, know of, am related to, or “who knows somebody” has ever reported a road closure by Wackenhut or any other
private security firm, or seeing any heavy-lift blimps by daylight or night.
Wackenhut doesn't have authority to close public roads, and believe me, if anyone I know or that knows them was forced to detour from a public road
by some rent-a-cop, there would be plenty of discussion about it. Snow closures and closures for hazardous spill cleanups get enough complaints as it
is. Some recent mudslide closures around Caliente caused some major grief.
And there's the main reason why I'm so skeptical: we don't have all that many roads to close. If you close a single two-lane road (even unpaved
county roads) around here, that cuts people off from their homes and can strand people in the desert without food, gas or shelter.
Nevada and all the western U.S. is dotted by small communities and ranches. You close any
road out here, you're cutting someone off from food,
supplies and civilization, and we don't take kindly to that around these here parts, pilgrim.
Now if you want to claim that on the one hand you don't know what's going on, and on the other hand you know more about what goes on in my neck of
the woods than I do, you are free to do so, but you won't be convincing me of anything other than your dishonesty.
An Award Twice Earned
So here's your Pierre Salinger Award
back, adorned as you saw fit to adorn it.
Display it proudly, because you've earned it. And feel free to savor the aroma you gave it.
Now, is there something fishy going on around here? There's always
something fishy going on around here. But this thread is fishier.
Does what I know about this area mean your story can't be true? Not necessarily, I'm not omniscient. But I do live here, and I make it my business
to know what goes on around here – more than you'll ever know, I assure you.
So go ahead, ridicule the locals. You took the award I gave you as an insult, even though you earned it – and it was intended as an illustration,
not an insult, by the way.
If I wanted to insult you, there would be no doubt in your mind or anyone else's that I did. I have a lot of practice from my alt.flame days, and
you've given much to work with.
But I am not
out to insult you.
skeptical, because I've seen stories like this circulating for about three decades now – used to see this sort of thing daily back in
the '80s. So far, every last one of them
has proven to be identical to what you so artistically smeared your award with. This story smells
exactly the same as all that other crap.
The real insult is using Pierre Salinger's tactics to try to pull a fast one on us. The award was my little way of pointing that out.
Want to gain some credibility? Post what roads were closed and when. I'll check it out for you.
Otherwise, feel free to insult skepticism and prove you are worthy of it by doing so.