BLOG ON SEMI-HIATUS (Sticky Post)

3 09 2018

I have left St. Louis for job in the Rhine-Ruhr Region of 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 sparse going forward.

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 — If I experience any significant progression or regression in my recovery, I or our favorite doggy will let you know, and this post will be appendaged. As of the time of my moving, my cognitive functioning has mostly recovered in full, but my physical functioning is still far from it, I’m still in a wheelchair during waking hours more often than not, and if I can stay upright on two feet, it’s for an hour at the longest, usually less.

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The Salt Mines

20 03 2019

Cologne

Some of the big issues for me professionally in the last month:

Article 13
Returning ISIS Fighters
Huawei
Bundeswehr
Utrecht
Billy Six
MEP Elections
Permanent Summer Time (DST)
Hambacher Forst
City funded drug usage lounges (and I thought Portland, Oregon was nuts)
Brexit me, Brexit me not
Yellow vests
Weltweitfrauentag hypocrisy
AKK

 





Huh?

20 03 2019

Kirkwood

NYT’s article about Snowplow Parenting and its deleterious effects.

This part:

Carolyn O’Laughlin worked as a director of resident life at Sarah Lawrence and Columbia, and now does a similar job at St. Louis Community College, Meramec. “I don’t talk to parents nearly as much here, where parents are down the street, as I did when the parents were across the country,” she said.

“Resident life?”  When did Meramec get dorms?

I know a lot can happen in two years, but I distinctly remember from talking to people that Meramec nor any other SLCC campus had dorms as late as the 2017 spring semester, and that if they were getting them, it would have been fairly big local news in St. Louis.





Lower Common Denominator

20 03 2019

Washington, D.C.

Remember what I’ve told you for a minute?  Almost all paradoxes and contradictions aren’t, that there is almost always some kind of common denominator or through line.

Try this:

WLS-TV Chicago:  Bill to raise tobacco sale age to 21 in Illinois heads to Governor Pritzker’s desk

Daily Caller:  Pelosi Says She Personally Supports Lowering The Voting Age To 16

Perplexed?

Don’t be.

The reason why the left wants to increase the tobacco age to 21 in the United States (or the smaller jurisdictions where they have control) is the same reason why they want to lower the voting age to 16.

Think it through.

However, the dirty little secret is that this voting at 16 thing will be a big flop for Team Blue, because the voting rate for 18-20 year olds is so low that it is statistically zero for all practical intents and purpose of political discussion, strategy and analysis.  It’s really not until 30 that the voting rate rises above the noise floor.  Remember my axiom:  A politician who is banking on the youth vote is already writing his own concession speech.





Algebraic Substitution

20 03 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand

Richard Fernandez, writing in PJM:

But ethnic conflict in the Third World is a dog-bites-man story. What is new about the New Zealand attack is that the terrible plague of tribal score-settling and grievance mongering is now in the West. Not that the West is a stranger to ethnic conflict: the Holocaust, Generalplan Ost, Holodomor, and Polish and Armenian genocides are bywords in themselves. But it was widely assumed that WW2 had seen these off (until Bosnia) and the risks of multiculturalism and mass immigration could be mitigated by immunosuppressive strategies like political correctness and demographic replacement, of which the EU project is a textbook example.

First off, “Generalplan Ost,” “Holdomor” and “Polish and Armenian genocides” are “bywords to themselves” right up there with “Holocaust?”  Is Richard Fernandez writing from an alternate universe?

The second sentence is the one that really throws me.  Even though I know it’s supposed to be the elite consensus in the West, not Fernandez’s opinion.

The solution the the problem of mass immigration is demographic replacement, and the solution to multiculturalism is political correctness. Doing the algebraic substitution, the solution to mass immigration is more mass immigration, and the solution to political correctness is more political correctness.

“Exactly.”





Let’s Talk About This.

19 03 2019

Guest post by Puggg

We knew the doer was going to look something like this when the news of the homicides hit yesterday.  It was just a matter of everything becoming official.





That Didn’t Take Up Too Much Of My Time. Next Case?

17 03 2019

Guest post by Puggg

This wants you to think there’s some secret white supremacist conspiracy afoot.  But it’s not any more difficult to explain than the fact that the kind of people involved in the Ferguson protests aren’t exactly an Eagle Scout or Junior Chamber of Commerce or FFA meeting.  It was the wrong side of the tracks sort of people, or people close to the wrong side of the tracks, and wrong side of the tracks stuff tends to happen to people on the wrong side of the tracks, almost always at the hands of the wrong side of the tracks people.

This says that black residents in St. Louis County “tend to live in areas with higher crime rates” – Without giving us a hint (as if we don’t know) who is causing those higher crime rates.





Rated G

14 03 2019

Manhattan

Our sector, ROTFLMAO, with the way we’re losing our collective minds.

Gushing over some left wing open borders g**k.