April 08, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell


From the Union Leader: Jonah Goldberg: The 'Queen of Nice' has gone nuts, and ABC lets her rant on and on.

RENOWNED metallurgist Rosie O'Donnell proclaimed on TV Thursday of last week that Sept. 11, 2001, was a more significant date than most of us realized. It was, in her words, "the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel."

This, of course, came as news to steelworkers, welders, blacksmiths, firefighters, manufacturers of samurai swords and other fools who hadn't realized that steel is forged in magic furnaces using dragon breath and pixie dust.

O'Donnell made this and other profoundly stupid comments on the daytime talk show "The View," ABC's update of the ancient practice of women chattering around the village well.

The former "queen of nice" seems to think that the show is the perfect venue to audition for grand marshal of the next tinfoil hat parade. ...

[I]in last week's rant, O'Donnell focused on World Trade Center Building 7, which has become the grassy knoll for 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Asked if the government was responsible for its collapse, she coyly replied that she didn't know, wink, wink. All she knows is that it's "impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved" and that, for the "first time in history, steel was melted by fire." Wink, wink, again. For the record, fire can melt steel, and buildings collapse when heat weakens steel. But that misses the point. The point is we shouldn't have to argue with crazy people.

Hot Air has the video.

And Popular Mechanics responded with the scientific explanation for the collapse of WTC 7. I highly recommend their book Debunking 9/11 Myths.

UPDATE -- April 9: Tim Sumner has more evidence of Rosie O'Donnell's ignorance.

Posted by Forkum at April 8, 2007 05:51 PM