BLOG ON SEMI-HIATUS (Sticky Post)

3 09 2018

I have left St. Louis for job in Cologne, Germany.

This blog is in a state of semi-hiatus, as of September 4, 2018.

I’ll write posts here every once in awhile, just to update you all on how I’m doing, and my thoughts on whatever big news breaks. Our favorite doggy will chime in every once in awhile with his own guest posts. Other than that, expect posting around here to be not that frequent going forward.

I’ll be more frequent on Gab, Minds, Twitter, Parler, and commenting on AR as Question Diversity.

Reading material:

My Labor Day 2018 farewell post — My final post from St. Louis for awhile, perhaps ever.

My post from July 26, 2018, announcing my departure.

The preview of my Summer 2018 travelogue that I’ll probably never get to write in full.

My long and frequently updated post on my condition and recovery — A recovery which for all intents and purposes is complete as of December 14, 2019.

I proposed on December 14, 2019, and was married on March 7, 2020, and during May, we found out we are expecting.  You can read about how it all happened and eventually future updates in that stead on my RHOC Series.





Post-Honeymoon AMA (Within Reason)

4 08 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

The only way we could have had a better honeymoon is if we were filthy rich, which we’re not.

To keep my tracks behind me well covered, I’m going to let some time pass before I write that much here about everywhere we went and how we went to those places.  However, from the Dracula joke I kicked here in my last post before leaving, you can probably figure that Transylvania was one of our stops.  Also, on my social feeds, back on July 19, that being the three-year anniversary of that day, I stated in that post that we were in Thessalonica, Greece on that day.  So now you know two of the places.  You’ll just have to wait awhile until I tell you the rest.  Just as a teaser, I’ll say that it involved a surprise along the way that even I had no idea existed, but turned out to be the highlight of a trip full of highlights.

***

But now, fun time is over, real life kicks into high gear.

Today is going to be a day full of laundry, ironing, housework, backlogged domestic matters, responding to non-critical messages that backed up during the month.

As for the future beyond today, I already told you before departing that we’re thinking twins, because of the way her morning sickness was worse than usual and lasted longer than usual.  Now we have another piece of circumstantial evidence that started up in the later days of our honeymoon:  Her appetite and weight are starting to pick up sooner than it should.  Frau. goes in for the sonogram later this month, but I think I know what it’s going to tell us in terms of number.  The only open question is sex(es).

These next five months are either going to go by at a snail’s pace or at a cheetah’s pace, or maybe some of both.

Two big things we have to get done in that time:

(1)  Our apartment, hers before I proposed, but ours after I did, and legally ours after we were legally married, only has one bedroom.  As you might guess, we’re soon going to be in need of an extra bedroom, eventually two if they’re mixed sex fraternal twins.  Which means we’re going to have to go apartment hunting and move from our current one to it, provided we can find something, and that’s not exactly a given in major German cities.  It will also mean that I’ll be dealing with a Mietschuldenfreiheitsbescheinigung for the first time since moving to Germany.

(2)  Whether one or two, our anticipated bundle(s) of joy mean(s) that Frau. is going to want a larger more practical car than her little toot toot VW Golf.  Which means car shopping.

Those are the big things, in addition to all the smaller but just as important things.  And all that is on top of the fact that Frau. goes back to work on Monday, (her job got back to near full strength even before the honeymoon), and mine goes back to close to full strength starting Thursday.

All I’m saying is that you probably shouldn’t expect much in the way of posting from me either here or on the social feeds, for quite awhile.  Of course, when our bundle(s) of joy actually arrive(s), that will take up even more of our time, so expect “quite awhile” to be a very long time.

Consider this post to be Episode 7.5 of my Real Housewives of Cologne series, and the last for maybe many months to come.

***

Onward and upward:  You can use the comment section to ask me anything within reason, about the current news, or whatever.  During the honeymoon, I interacted with online pretty much at the bare necessary minimum, and only kept up on the really important news in a superficial sense of “read the headline speed read the body” only.  But that was enough for me to formulate what are probably some unique takes about what has transpired, and the stuff that was hot before we left.  Also, being away from the grind and the negativity gave me an opportunity to clear and reset my mind, and, with current events in mind, come to terms with some cold hard reality about several things.  They say that, sometimes, not thinking is the best kind of thinking.  What I have come to realize, I don’t think I can write openly, even here or on AR.

Have at it, peanut gallery.





Downtown Overnight.

3 08 2020

Guest post by Puggg

There are no two ways about it.  These “juveniles” deliberately wanted to kill a cop.

The SLMPD detectives are probably getting a confession to that effect straight from the mouths of the suspects as we speak, if they haven’t already.

Thanks a lot, BLM.

 





Vote Mary Pat Carl.

12 07 2020

Guest post by Puggg

If you can vote in the city of St. Louis, take a Democratic ballot on August 4 and vote Mary Pat Carl for Circuit Attorney.  Just to get Kimberly Gardner out of there.  This whole episode with the McCloskleys is all you really need to show why Gardner needs to be gone, even though there are many more reasons.





July 4 Weekend Open Thread.

3 07 2020

Guest post by Puggg

You read the title, so you know what to do.

Do your thing, puppies.

And have a happy 4th, because they’ll probably cancel it before there can be the next one.





Real Housewives of Cologne, Episode 7

30 06 2020

“FLITTERWOCHEN UND VATERTAG”

The virus restrictions and lockdowns had threatened it, but enough of them have been lifted.

Frau. Blogmeister’s morning sickness would have been an issue, but it finally ended more than a week ago.  Speaking of, her morning sickness was rather longer and significantly worse than usual — It could mean nothing, or be indicative of something very germane to why she had morning sickness.  That we will find out when she has her sonogram in August.  Just to drop the hint, fraternal twinning runs in both of our families.  If our hunch and the hunch of Frau.’s physicians and also my mother-in-law comes true, because of the biology of the matter, the heritability is only mother-side relevant.  (Think it through — You’ve got a whole month to figure it out.)

So there’s nothing stopping us now, nothing precluding it.  Tomorrow, we depart for our honeymoon.

We’re planning on using the entire month of July, which actually is the traditional honeymoon month, as it was once called the “honey month.”  It’s just that our actual wedding wasn’t the traditional June one, and, as you all know, thank the stars that we planned it when we did.

I’ll be gone from here and my socials for the entire month, unless something big happens.  As much luck as we had for this honeymoon even to be happening as previously planned, in spite of everything, also counting the fact that July is probably going to be the Halcyon month in Frau.’s pregnancy, our luck will probably run out in that regard.  So I do anticipate something big happening. And that’s above and beyond the fact that my native city is currently in the process of losing its shit, and may not exist in any recognizable form one month from today; It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine.  But, if nothing really really really big happens, then my Gab, Minds and Twitter timelines will be empty, and all that you’ll see here are our favorite doggy’s occasional contributions.

Once we get back, then Frau.’s weight and appetite are going to start to pick up bigly.  If our aforementioned hunch is correct, then both will pick up even biglier than normal.

Until then, we’re going to enjoy life, enjoy this honeymoon, and the many places where we’re going.  Obviously, for our security, I won’t say where those places are, until well after the fact, at least not in specific terms.  However, and I will drop yet another hint:  If any one of you want me to bring back Dracula as a souvenir for you, just ask.

***

Rewinding more than a week, this Father’s Day was the first one that really mattered to me in awhile.  As you all know, my own father hadn’t been with it for the last several years of his life, so there seemed to be no point to bothering with FD.  FD in 2018 I was in this country as a tourist, and last FD was when I was in Wiesbaden rehabbing my legs, after the now Frau. Blogmeister and I had made our relationship official, but it would not be until mid-August that she would introduce me to my now in-laws including my now father-in-law.  So last year’s FD didn’t matter either.  In between those two FDs, as you know, he actually died.

But this year, I now have an actual father-in-law, Mein Schweigervater, and I know that I’ll be a father myself come next FD.  My father-in-law is actually more enthusiastically anxious to be, as the Germans informally call them, an “opa,” than either Frau. or I are to become a mother and father.

***

That’s it, for now.  Happy returns in a month.





Ball’s In Your Court

29 06 2020

Jackson, Mississippi

What happens or doesn’t happen next will tell me everything I need to know.

Will the supposedly most right-wing white people in the country organize to dox, harass and recall the white legislators who voted the wrong way, and organize to undo this via an initiative-petition measure (if available in the state)?

My cynicism informs me, well, just by saying that, you know what I think is going to happen. They’re going to pick football over taking their own side.





Statue Removal Is a Revolution in Permanence

29 06 2020

Forest Park

NOTE: Related discussion of the CWE matter below in the comment section.

When the Woke Taliban was finally able to cancel the UDC monument in Forest Park several years ago, I very briefly thought of ole Louie the Ninth, and thought that eventually, his inevitably less than purely social justicey past would catch up with him, and that it would wind up being the case that the statue removal jihad in Forest Park was not yet finished.

I should have held on to my ephemeral theory, because I see from afar that it’s starting to come true, and that, not surprisingly, a Creve Coeur parenthetical is the straw stirring the drink.

If the statue itself has to go, then the next reasonable step is that St. Louis’s very name has to go.

What will be the new name?

Easy:

Percy Green City.





Events and Parties

23 06 2020

Stuttgart

Riot in Stuttgart on Saturday night, because a cop did a patdown of someone looking for dope.

I don’t have to say much more than these tweets.

One non-Stuttgart-related tweet in here for good measure.

 





Cancel Culture Just Crossed the Rubicon

23 06 2020

Austin

Or, more accurately, the Colorado River of Texas.

I’m wondering why the fuck. Let me guess: His uncle was a cop, or something like that.

My favorite SRV, in fact, I think this is his perfect song:





You Should Know Better Than to Piss Off Italians

16 06 2020

Tower Grove Park

You motherfuckers actually went and did it.

Whoever did it, nice knowing you.  Hope you enjoy the fit and feel of concrete shoes.

Note that this was NOT City Hall’s doings.  Tower Grove Park is a park, but not a St. Louis City park.  It’s run and administered under the aegis of Henry Shaw’s will and estate, and of course, if you’re old enough, you know that the traditional name of the adjoining Missouri Botanical Gardens is Shaw’s Garden.  So, if you’re reading this from The Hill, you won’t be making any concrete shoes for anyone at City Hall.





Jugendliche

10 06 2020

Berlin

This was big news here starting this past weekend into early this week, but it only seems like now that it has finally become significant enough news back in the Good Ole.

The matter of The Pentagon announcing further troop reductions from this country.

Silent Majority Germans are very happy.  They wish this and then some would have happened by yesterday, make that almost thirty years of yesterdays.  Under their breaths, they’ve been saying for a long time words that translate to, “Take your n*****s and go home, damned Yankees.”

You’d think the generally anti-American political establishment here would also be happy.  If it were me, I wouldn’t want the military of a country in my hate in my own country.

Alas, no.

Not only is there near-universal opposition to this, except from the AfD, even the f’n GREEN PARTY, which never met an official armament it didn’t like, either police or military, is in opposition. One of their senior Bundestag officials came out Monday with the excuse that, (pph and translated): “It wouldn’t be good for Americans.”  Not to mention the lamestream media.

I’m left to conclude that most of the German political and media establishment are nothing more than perpetual adolescents. They hate daddy, they feign wanting independence from daddy, but when the rubber hits the road, they don’t want to go, and admit they need daddy.

Or, to put it more precisely, they want Washington spending more money in such a way that it benefits the German economy, (supposedly, even though not an insignificant number of American military men — And use your imagination to figure out which kind of “Americans” — Wind up on the German dole), which doubly means Berlin doesn’t have to spend that much in the way of its own defense, and as bad of a shape as the Bundeswehr is in, they’re certainly not.

One other factor is that the only reason the Christian Democrats, aka Union, (CDU + CSU), currently the ruling party, even exist as a viable party, is because post-WWII American occupiers created them in American-occupied western Germany.  They are an amalgamation of various pre-Nazi center-right parties, the largest and most successful of which was the Center Party, or Catholic Center Party, which was set up during the Empire to resist Prussian anti-Catholic official bigotry.  Konrad Adenauer, who represented the CDU as the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany from the creation of the Federal Republic in 1949 until 1963, previously represented the Center Party as mayor of Cologne from 1917 to 1933.  So you also have to figure that Union’s opposition to any or further American drawback from Germany is merely a matter of it properly recognizing on which side its bread is buttered.

UPDATE 6/17:  Die Linke is also in support of this, albeit for the wrong reasons.





From Glass Houses

8 06 2020

Mainz

racism small d energy

Screencap of vid from the George Floyd rally in Mainz on Saturday.

Remember, these people have probably not so well endowed white soyboys as allies.

From the same vid, a bit earlier (click to enlarge):

This might seem very familiar to St. Louisans at first glance. Even though you remember.  This protest is on the Mainz and RP side of the Rhine, the Theodor Heuss Bridge in the background.  The other side of the river is Wiesbaden and Hesse, but unlike Mainz, which is right on the Rhine, Wiesbaden’s heart is a bit inland.





Antifa, Reconsidered

7 06 2020

Boston

I’ll do the easier part first.

I now realize that it was a mistake for me to try to use intellectual and psychological methods to analyze Antifa and other associated far left militant street activism.  Because, after I saw this, I now realize that all they’re about is destroying just for the sake of destruction.

***

Over the past few years, other than some spurts when I wasn’t really able to do much serious thinking, I’ve come to some conclusions about Antifa and other associated far left militant street activist movements, though they have stayed on the tip of my tongue until now.

(1)  The entryism is economic populism, but they latch onto everything else, because they’ve been convinced, largely by those forces that don’t want economic populism, that they must concern themselves the most with the “everything else” in order to get economic populism.

(2)  Our side’s (stretching the point in the definition of “our”) and their side’s (Antifa et al.) troublemakers look damned near like the same kind of people — Just look at mugshots.  Dime thin marginal factors make the difference on which side the given person joins before causing trouble.

(3)  Because so many Antifa (et al.) young people are sons and daughters of pretty well off parents, cognitive regression to the mean plays a role.  They’re not as inherently intelligent as their parents, meaning that just based on that alone, they won’t have as good as a life as their parents.  Combined with everything else, the economic elitism especially, it only makes them mad.

Now, there has been some research that has proven my contentions correct.





Intermission

6 06 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

I’m interrupting my weekend to take this quick moment to make fun of all the utopian dopes who actually think that all this talk about eliminating the police is serious, and not anything more than the idle internet and social media clickbait and election year lumpenproletarian GOTV agitprop that it is. It’s as if they don’t realize that the elites need protection, governments need revenue from tickets and fines, and also a way to extract taxes from unwilling individuals.

No, what will happen in the next few years is a “benign neglect” strategic withdraw from “vibrant” areas, and the resultant Ferguson Effect. But, there will still be police departments. The extreme cynic in me thinks that this will all be used as a convenient excuse to wipe away pension liabilities. And you always have to consider that this is all a pincher strategy, floating obviously extreme ideas out there to make people think they could happen, to scare them into accepting a more “moderate” position which they wouldn’t have wanted if it was proposed by itself.

It’s very similar to this “abolish ICE” talk, which I have already dealt with.  Ironically, when I was in this country as a mere tourist.

UPDATE

If Minneapolis dissolves its police department, primary patrolling duties would default to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and/or the Minnesota State Patrol. Chew on that.

Along with my previously stated cynicism, if major cities do eliminate their local PDs, I think it’s really for a combination of wanting to get out of pension obligations, wanting to unload the very expense of a PD, including insurance (important because of the ghetto lottery), and all in all passing the buck to county sheriff and state police agencies.





Suspects in the Capt. Dorn Murder.

5 06 2020

Guest post by Puggg

This is from the SLMPD YouTube.





Poe’s Lawless

4 06 2020

Salzburg, Austria

Found on the wall of a school in Salzburg.

I place the odds at 50/50 that this thing is real BLM/Antifa on one hand, but trolling by someone on our side on the other.  What speaks to the latter is that it has “white” and seems a lot like the simple “It’s Okay to Be White” signs and literature.  That, and while Salzburg surely has Antifa, I doubt they have much in the way of real BLM.  OTOH, speaking for the notion that this is real, Salzburg’s Antifa probably does sympathize with American BLM.

That it’s in English probably doesn’t swing the scales one way or the other.  You’d think that it would be in German because it’s in Austria, but I’ve seen way too much English and too many Anglicisms and semi-Anglicisms in written public political and other very short form rhetoric in Austria and Germany.





Assassination Attempt.

2 06 2020

Guest post by Puggg

That’s what it was near SLMPD HQ overnight.  Someone tried to pull a Dallas.  Four were shot but none fatally.





How the German Media Are Covering the Minneapolis and American Unrest

1 06 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

The “mainstream” German media merely parrot CNN.

The rightist media, i.e. right of the CDU-style lamestream, are far more focused on Antifa than the black undertow, mainly because German Antifa are a long time PITA for that segment of the German political spectrum.

When the White House announced over the weekend the trial balloon of officially classifying Antifa as domestic terrorism, predictably, the German rightist media cheered while the “mainstream” were even more outraged than their American counterparts.  In the case of both the German and American “mainstream,” I think their outrage is entirely a function of the fact that they fear that people with subpoena power will start turning over rocks and discover the strong solid links between Antifa and journalists.

As an aside, unless I’ve missed something, there hasn’t been any Antifa or other violence in support of George Floyd in this country, yet.  However, several black Americans who are playing in the Bundesliga put pro-Floyd messages on their uniforms for their games over the weekend.  Three of them were for teams here in The Region, Dortmund (“BVB”), Schalke (in Gelsenkirchen), and M’gladbach.





The WAQ

1 06 2020

Los Angeles

Headtopics:

“I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she added, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that. “We’re going to … get the backlash,” Travon Walton, a 25-year-old student from Long Beach, arrived in the Fairfax area in the afternoon to join the protests.

He said he saw many non-black protesters inciting the police from up close and worried that the black community would be blamed. “All the white people are in the front,” he said. “We’re going to be the ones that get the backlash.”

The White Allies Question has been really contentious among POC SJW for a long time.  One faction demands that white allies go to the front lines, in all senses of the phrase, because the theory is that WAs are absolutely necessary for change, because the big bad evil system won’t pay attention to POC, and besides, white people should be the first to fix the messes they made.  The other faction opposes this, because they figure, (correctly, IMHO), that WAs are only in it for some combination of virtue signaling, status signaling, attention seeking, resume-CV-application enhancement, and wolves-please-eat-us-last-ism.

What we have in the current week is a new argument against WAs — That they’re causing the most damage, (which is actually true, because generally, blacks are doing the looting, WAs are doing the major damage), for which black babies’ bodies will get the blame.





Real Housewives of Cologne, Episode 6

31 05 2020

“IN COLOR”

I’ll let the colorized version of one of the most memorable scenes in the entire history of television make the biggest announcement of my life.

Once upon a time, supposedly, Orson Welles scolded Ted Fonda to keep his “goddamned crayons” off of Citizen Kane.  But the reality is that colorization has gotten that good.  My very favorite Three Stooges episode was colorized in 2004, and it takes a really sharp and knowledgeable eye to tell that the color isn’t original.

But, back to the good news.

We found out some time during the month.  To protect our security, I’m not going to state here when in the month, so as not to make it easy for anyone to figure out our due date range, which we also already know.  As usual, I’ll tell you only if you ask and I trust you, and I’ll also include the summary of the back story, well, except for the most obvious detail, which all of you can infer.  Said back story contains four elements of special congruence, but that’s all I can say here.

Other than the fact that this is just the prime directive for living organisms on this planet, and we seem like we’re going to fulfill it successfully, the amazing part to this is just how unlikely it and everything that led up to it was for me, and how none of it was supposed to happen, especially as late as two years and change ago.

He or she will be the first grandchild for all four of his or her grandparents, late of my own father, and with the very high odds that my own mother will never see him or her in the flesh.

***

This has relevance to those two other people that have been a serial feature in this the RHOC series:  My sister-in-law, and her husband, the soyboy-in-law.

First off, the good news is that the one-two-three punch of our actually getting married, the Covid-19 lockdown, and our expecting, have finally forced my sister-in-law to give up on her treachery.  But more than that, and while no actual words have been spoken to prove it, I can see in their body language that these three recent major events are making my sister-in-law and her husband to do good hard soul searching, to figure out what they really want out of life, and if whatever they decide for themselves going forward involves each other or nah.

So I’m going to make this prediction now:  Two years from today, May 31, 2022, they will be either one of two things but not both:  Parents, or divorced.





“Where Do You See Yourself In Twenty-Five Years?”

31 05 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

I won’t say precisely which day, so as to protect my security, but one day last week was the 25th anniversary of my high school graduation.

If someone would have asked me on the spot that evening where I see myself in twenty-five years, I never could have fathomed to imagine what the correct answer turned out to be, and I certainly wouldn’t have believed all that it would take to get there, all that would transpire in that quarter century.  And since I put it in those terms, I now realize that it’s really been a long time.

The moral of this story is that for people who are or expect to be worth a damn, life is a marathon, not a sprint.

And, speaking of life, within a few minutes of hitting The Big Blue Button on this post, I’m going to send up another one, with a very big announcement.  So don’t go away so quickly.

***

There’s someone else who graduated from a high school in the city of St. Louis 25 years ago this week, albeit not the same school is myself.  Also this week he learned first hand the meaning of the old saying:  Don’t strike a king unless you can kill a king.





First St. Louis Death From George Floyd Rioting.

30 05 2020

Guest post by Puggg

It was this matter with the Fed Ex truck and driver on the near north side.

Open thread, on things going on around here, with the George Floyd matter spreading here now.

 





Minnesota Trail Mix

28 05 2020

Minneapolis

Some random thoughts, subject to amendment and editing:

(1)  If there’s no new great revelation forthcoming, then just from the video, these cops were definitely in the wrong, and deserve what they (should) get.

(2)  I don’t think that our generally being for cops or against the black undertow should mean that we should in any way justify what happened here, once again, provided we already know everything we need to know.

(3)  In the last three incidents involving Minneapolis-St. Paul and area cops and deaths of civilians: George Floyd, Philando Castile and Justine Ruszczyk, of the cops involved in those incidents, you’ve had a Somalian, a Hispanic, and a Vietnamese.  Which speaks to how the affirmative action mania in law enforcement recruitment, hiring and promotion is probably making these things worse, not better.

(4)  It may be unfair, but it’s just a fact of life: When left with uncertainty otherwise about a given matter, people make assessments and judgments about the matter based on the behavior and antics of those who do or claim to have taken a strident solid side on the matter.

In the Floyd matter, the apparent facts are squarely against the cops.

However, people are going to interpret otherwise merely because of these riots and protests with benefits.  I can guarantee you that a lot of people who were on Floyd’s side of the matter based on the initial video are starting to question their assessment as they watch video of the riots.

Bad optics, bad PR.

(5)  Remember, these things are not expressions of hopelessness, they’re impressions of actual or perceived power.  They’re victory celebrations by any other means.  Remember my axiom that, when it comes to the history of race riots in the United States that involve black and white issues, before 1963, they were almost entirely white-led and were almost always precipitated by frustration over black violent street crime, while after 1963, they were almost entirely black-led and almost entirely were precipitated by a questionable police or law enforcement action that resulted in the death or serious injury of a black civilian.

(6)  The cops are not going to respond to these incidents too intensely, because the “best practices” strategy on small scale urban riots is to let them burn out on their own energy. Which is why, five years ago, then Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, during that city’s riots, used the words “space to destroy,” which was merely and very inelegantly parroting the establishmentarian strategy.  Which is, to keep the enforcement wall at a Goldilocks zone between too far out and too close in, too far out and they can destroy too much, while too far in only fuels their anger (remember, they’re already mad at cops).

(7)  The MSTP area was a sitting duck for this kind of event, because it’s a stew pot of the worst pathologically altruistic pandering white people, the worst domestic black people who moved there for the generous welfare, and now, relatively recent immigration from black East Africa.  It’s the same reason why the largest white-black racial gaps when it comes to education, crime, prosperity, incarceration, etc. are found in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

(8) Contra the mayor of Minneapolis, if George Floyd was white, he still would have died, but the event would have only been local news and only for a very short time. Needless to say, among other things, a certain Minneapolis Target will still have fully stock shelves right now. In fact, it did happen to Justine Ruszczyk in his own city, and that eventuated a payout that the mayor himself had to sign off on.

(9) As a generality, in MSTP, blacks are doing the looting and stealing, white Antifa types are doing the destructive violence.

(10)  Over the weekend, both the Minnesota Governor and Minneapolis Mayor tried to float the “it’s all outsiders-white supremacists-Russians-etc.”  Everyone knows that’s typical CYA, because no politician wants to blame publicly their own constituents.

(11)  But, to that point, “out of town” are weasel words.  Because some of these looters or rioters may have come from as far away as St. Paul.  Really though, during Ferguson, we got the “out of town” BS, when “out of town” simply meant mostly from other places in the metro area.  I snarked back then that “some came from as far away as Jennings.”

(12)  I do think the first autopsy report on Floyd moves the needle in my head, but not enough to where I’m either on the cop’s side, or to the point where I think that there won’t be a court conviction against him.

(13)  MSTP and elsewhere, does anyone else see a big “petard hoisted own” quality to these riots and looting?  Hell, I even saw a gang of em take out after CNN HQ in Atlanta.





Sky Is Falling, Part Whatever

27 05 2020

Lake of the Ozarks

I see from afar that the St. Louis media are convinced that ZOMG WERR DOOMED LOL~!!!!!11!1!1 because there was a big outdoor pool party at the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend where the participants were packed slightly more tightly than six feet apart.  One of the people peddling the superspreader hysteria is a physician who also happens to be St. Louis County Executive right now.  Meaning, someone who should know better.

Here’s why I highly doubt this will be a superspreader event, three factors are working against it at the same time:

(1)  Outdoors.  It has been documented all the way to the Moon and back that the virus we’re all worried about spreads far more easily in indoor rather than outdoor environments, all other factors being equal.  This was an outdoor party.

(2)  Warm weather.  It has also been documented all the way to the Moon and back that warm weather greatly impedes the spread of this virus.  From the video, if people were comfortable enough to be in a pool in warm weather pool-appropriate clothing, then the weather must have been pretty warm.

(3)  Asymptomatic individuals.  Presumably, nobody there was showing any symptoms, and if they were, they didn’t go.  So, the people who were there who were carrying the virus, and per the law of averages, I would bet that number is more than one, were asymptomatic carriers.  Once again, to the Moon and back, it’s close to impossible for asymptomatic carriers to spread the virus.

Because science.





Online Lace

26 05 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

I had been deluding myself and blinding myself to the truth.

But I had no choice, this past Thursday, May 21, to conclude that it was the day the Alt-Right died.

On that day, I had to read some 6500 words published on the previous day, written by someone who is ordinarily and in many ways the closest analogue to myself that one could find in the (or should I say more accurately now, former) sector, praising and gushing all over:

BILL F’N CLINTON.

Since then, I’ve also had to read explicit or implicit support of Joe Biden from the ex-sector.

We.

Really.

Are.

That.

Vapid.

And.

Bankrupt.

And all this isn’t counting the hiding under the bed and China-praising that has emanated from some in the ex-sector in the last three months, one of the prime sources of this is someone who comes off the same coaching tree as myself.  Five’ll-getchya-ten that two years from today he’ll be part of Antifa.  That’s not as crazy as it sounds, because others who used to be part of the ex-sector have taken pretty similar paths.

I would say here I’m not naming any other names so as not to start beef, which the ex-sector needs more of like it needs a hole in its head, but at this point, it seems moot.  The reason I’m not naming names is because I personally would rather not have the hassle.

Otherwise, many of you already grokked the hint to the song reference in the title.  For those of you that haven’t, here ya be.





Scheiße Trifft Ventilator

21 05 2020

Wolfsburg

Though I consider it to be a nichtsburger.





The Bloomin Onion, In The Flesh.

20 05 2020

Guest post by Puggg

Remember the building that our normal host called the Bloomin Onion?  Well it’s just about done, so I just wanted to show you this link to the news story to what this thing looks like in real life.

Just in case you’re wondering, I’ve been doing alright.  I haven’t come down with anything, even though, as you all know, I did some international travel back in about the beginning of March.  The job has kept me devilishly busy.





The German Anti-Lockdown Protest Movement, Explained

18 05 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

Alternatively titled:  Oh goody, I get to use even more exceedingly complex German words.

In the beginning, God cre….er, I don’t need to go back quite that far.

When the weekly (Saturday) anti-lockdown protests began, they were pretty much entirely the province of Antifa, the far left in general, and only took place in their known hovel major cities, mostly Berlin and Hamburg, and around their own installations within those cities.  Then, Official Germany didn’t really care, only thought them a curiosity, except when a group of Antifa-types at a Hamburg event attacked the crew for a show on one of the public television networks (ZDF) that is sort of a Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert or Trevor Noah or Daily Show-ish, a mix of comedy, parody and hard news.

But then, more and more non-LWEs started joining them, including politically motivated non-LWEs of all sorts, and also a lot of normies.  Then and only then did this constant paranoid preening from Official Germany, the political and media establishment, start in, and then hit a million decibels.  It’s an order of magnitude worse than the analog situation back in America.  All day all night long, bitching about “extremists” and, as the Germans call them, “Verschwörungstheoretikern” (“conspiracy theorists” — “schwör” means “swear,” and adding “ver” in front changes its meaning to “conspiracy”).

Rewind to the previous paragraph — When these were LWE-only shindigs, extremism and conspiracy theorists weren’t problems.  But once everyone else jumped in, they suddenly became problems, including at least perfunctorily the left-wingers.

I believe the real root of establishmentarian contempt for the suddenly heterodox anti-lockdown protest movement is their fear that at least to some degree, normies and “extremists” will start communicating with each other, and start realizing that they perhaps have more in common with each other than they realized, and then start seeing through the “Spektrum” (lit:  “spectrum,” but contextually, sometimes used as a pejorative for the sometimes cooperation of the “mainstream” parties against “extremism” in the same way Americans use Republocrats or Brits use Liblabcon).

If that’s their fear, then they don’t have much to worry about.  Because the very reason which they shouldn’t is the same reason why the heterodox anti-lockdown protests, as well as a new political party organized in its spirit, “Widerstand 2020” (“Resistance”), isn’t long for this country.  It’s because they’re organized around a temporal event.  Once this virus is no longer a worry, then all this will be swept away, and for the most part, everything will be back to “normal,” with some “new normal” provisos.  Aside from the fact that this Resistance party I think is nothing more than a massive online trolling game, with no real there there.

However, in the meantime, and this is something I should have figured out a few days ago, the way the establishment in this country is putting the damper on the heterodox anti-lockdown protest movement is by constantly whining about extremists and conspiracy theorists.  The purpose of doing that is to try to scare off “respectable” people from even attending, because they don’t want to be associated with extremists and conspiracy theorists.  I think The Empire Striking Back here will soon cross the Atlantic, so if you’re in the United States and organizing similar public theater, be warned and be on the lookout for it.  We’ll see what next Saturday brings, to see if this strategy is successful in its aims, but it has already created a climate of eliminationism against the protests — In the overnight before the rally in Stuttgart on Saturday, someone threw explosive charges into three vans full of electronic equipment that was supposed to be used at the event.

However, my point still stands, that whatever establishment treachery they can pull will be obviated by Covid-19 naturally or via vaccine/herd immunity wearing itself out.





George Spins Us Right Round Like a Record

15 05 2020

Karlsruhe

Around ten to fifteen years ago, Soros whore front organizations in the United States mounted an astroturf campaign, whining that anyone who disagreed with an American Federal judge and/or his or her decisions (i.e. left wing ones) was in reality conspiring to assassinate said judge(s).  It’s why, for awhile, I didn’t name most sitting judges on this medium, though as time went on, I loosened up on that.

Fast forward to about two weeks ago and move to a different continent.

The German Federal Constitutional Court, basically the Supreme Court, issued a ruling against the details of a Federal government bond purchasing scheme in concert with the European Central Bank, relating to a continent-wide pandemic-induced recession recovery and bailout plan.

And guess who is personally raging against the ruling and the judges who made it?  Beyond the hypocrisy of it all, I take his stuck pig squealing as proof that he stood to benefit.





Then There’s This

13 05 2020

Jefferson City

Not bad for a one time Glendale alderman, shaking up the world like this.

It seems so long ago, but back from my previous life, I have some pretty direct experience with Eric Schmitt.  And I don’t take him for this kind of grand strategic chessboard thinker.  What I think he’s up to with this lawsuit is using the system available to him, a system that has the powers of subpoena and perjury, to document some measure of guilt or culpability on the part of the Chinese Communist Party for the Covid-19 pandemic.  Such documentation would serve as the basis of justification for however The White House, Washington and the rest of the world responds.