Pinned Post (Newer Content Follows Below)

15 11 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

I’m going to “pin” this post to the top, with newer posts below.

My posting storm of November 14 is so voluminous, plus a few other posts here since then, that my posts just before that about my condition are already buried, so I want to link to those directly in a pinned post.

Best News In Months — Norm’s post on November 13 predicating my return

Hello World (Take Two) — My first post here, that evening, after almost four long months

With Some Yuge Caveats — A long and detailed run down of my condition and my near term prospects, posted not long after that

Missouri’s Loosey Goosey Texting While Driving Laws — About why my assailant will never face criminal charges, and why the law will eventually be changed

From Bugatti to Corvette — Why I’m not doing as well as it seems just from reading my writing here since my return

Norm’s post the day after the fact, just so you know what precisely happened, in case you don’t already

I’ll link to all of my individual posts from November 14’s post storm, for handy reference, all 29 of them, including the preview.  Preview, YT Limited State, Harveywood, Trump’s First Summer, North Korea, AL-SEN, Catalonia, Vegas Nutbar, 2016 FBI Crime Report, Decline of BLM, NFL Kneeling, Anti-Cop Urban Whites, Astronomy News, 95 Theses 500th, CA HIV Laws, Illini vs Math, HRC Doc Hoax, Donna Brazile, STL Prop P, Hamilton in STL, Kenneka Jenkins, Grammarly Disease, Halloween Jihad in NYC, Fearless Girl, Common Core Meltdown, Frat Splat, Charlottesville, Jason Stockley, Bonus Tidbits.

One more thing:  If the post starts with a geographical moniker of some sort, it’s me doing the writing.  If it starts with “Guest post by Puggg,” it’s Norm, the best friend anyone could ever have, doing the writing.

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Watch Those Swingin’ Doors (Cause You’ll Get Yours)

20 11 2017

Chicago

Buckle up, because I’m about to floor the gas on cynicism.

From the S-T.  Read it, and then come back.  Don’t do that kind of thing I know you all do all the time, go and read something I point you to, and then don’t come back.  As if I gave you a hall pass to go to the restroom, and then you don’t come back to class, instead, you sneak out of the building and then go fishing.

Good, you came back.

Huddle around Ye Olde Wheelchair, because I’m about to tell you the real reason why Pfleger is upset.

These banks’ special door systems make it harder to rob banks.  Pfleger’s church is full of black women whose incomes are supplemented by their thug sons’ criminality, including bank robbery.  You can bet that some of that loot from the banks ends up in Pfleger’s collection plates.

I point you again to some good quality reading material.

And then an answer to my mysterious song reference.

 





Totally Empty

20 11 2017

Downtown

Southwestern Bell is totally empty?

Even I didn’t know that.

Which obviously means Downtown needs more office space, namely at BPV.  You know, because with an empty Southwestern Bell, and plenty of vacancies at The Met and The Merc, it’s all bursting at the seams and begging for more perpetually empty space.

Of course, don’t anybody mistake the soon-to-be Bloomin’ Onion in the CWE for office space.





Infinitely Redshifted

20 11 2017

Berlin

Oh well, Ang can’t form a government.

That’s another thing, the German parliamentary elections happened during my involuntary sojourn, and AfD, which was projected to do way better in a national election than it has at any time in its short history, did a bit better than even those high expectations.

But because all the other parties that won seats, as is put in millennialspeak, do not want to “normalize” or “give a platform” to AfD, this is forcing a bunch of parties that hate each other as much as they hate the AfD to try to form a government, and pre-agree on various big ticket policy positions.

We should be so shocked that it’s all going nowhere.

Either there will be new elections, which none of the non-AfD major parties want out of fear of AfD improving further, or Ang will blink and end the AfD embargo and call on them.





RIP Pepe

20 11 2017

Tallahassee, Florida

4:  Couple finds dead frog in drink at Waffle House

That costs extra. Clearly indicated on the WH menu.

Huddle House will give it to you for free.  Jus’sayin.





All the World’s a Stage

20 11 2017

Chino Hills, California

Better put, all the world’s a reality show.

Because I now see that there has been a crossover between The Apprentice and Ball in the Family.

About that:

(1) If I was the OCGE I wouldn’t have done sack jhit to intervene on their behalf, mainly because springing them loose probably meant some concessions on our part when it comes to trade negotiations.

(2) If Lavar Ball’s middle son and his two teammates shoplifted in China, then it probably means they’ve been doing it a lot here.  The difference is that here, they’re doing in ways where everyone will look the other way.  They don’t play that in China, though.

(3) Someone on AR did some /pol/ style sleuthing, and discovered that the odds are close to 100% certain that they stole cheap Chinese knockoffs instead of the genuine article, and of course, China is bad for these knockoffs.

(4) UCLA has suspended all three of them indefinitely, which tells me that none of them are really that good on the court, because everyone would have looked the other way if they were.  There was already lots of talk that Ball’s middle son really isn’t that good, but UCLA gave him a scholarship as a favor to Lavar because they got the oldest son (who was a one-and-done) and they’ll eventually get the youngest son in two seasons, whose games are way better.





Full Life Sentence

20 11 2017

Bakersfield, California

Just want to use the occasion of the breaking news to link back to my own St. Louis-themes Charles Manson post back in 2009.





You Can Have It All

18 11 2017

Baltimore

Usually, these kinds of articles only express one or two of the standard diversionary bromides.

This one?  Well, as we St. Louisans say, everything and the kitchen zinc.

In it, these things are blamed or cited as causes or intimated as solutions:

(1) Overgrown weeds
(2) Lead paint
(3) Vacant houses
(4) Job applications
(5) “Safe streets” mediators
(6) Recreation centers
(7) Street lights
(8) Housing code violations
(9) Juvenile justice system “failing” youths
(10) Poverty
(11) Family domestic strife
(12) Drug addiction
(13) School absenteeism

All to avoid saying “black undertow,” and in the specific case of Baltimore current year, to avoid the politicians taking responsibility for agitating the city’s black undertow about two and a half years ago.

It’s November, which means the weeds should have died out by now.  Lead paint has been off the market for almost as long as I’ve been alive.  Houses don’t commit violent crimes.  Anyone with an internet connection can apply for a big percentage of jobs.  Safe streets mediators are often the same kind of thugs as the thugs they’re purportedly trying to calm down.  Recreation centers cause, not deter, violent crime.  A city ticket for housing code violations relates to murders…how?  In my day, youths committed violent crimes, not the juvenile justice system “failed” youths, just as in my day, students failed school, not schools failed students.  The rest?  Yadda yadda.