Independence Weekend Wrap-Up

3 07 2015

Don’t expect much new material in this space until Monday.

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Turns out the transfer reform bill that Nixon vetoed was worse than I thought, because it got a last minute poison pill amendment that would have allowed for students who are in unaccredited schools within otherwise accredited districts.  I’m glad Nixon vetoed it.

*  If you’re white and anywhere close to Bell Curve City, you’d have to be the dumbass of all dumbasses to want to impersonate a cop in this day and age.  Getting made and caught for your stunt isn’t your biggest danger.  Because, #BlackLivesMatter.

IMMIGRATION

“Scales back deportations?”  How is that even mathematically possible?

In that which there are both kinds of Indians.  Both dot and feather.

*  Wait, what?  I thought fences didn’t work.  I thought there were always ladders a foot taller than the fence.

I’m happy with the outcome, but I noticed something.  One hint is that this is in my immigration section.

*  Hey, intersectional leftists, start whacking your hammers, because I’m sure this gives you an orgasm.

*  The slightly cracked rhetorical door that Scott Walker left for himself to open and run right through in order to get back to open borders when he started to pretend to be an immigration patriot for a few weeks, he just went through.  Though I didn’t need to know this, because of his support for the TPP, which is de facto supporting immigration surges.  In related news, look who he has brought onto this staff.

*  The story about the SF camera crew getting jacked turns out to have had a hook to immigration; see below in the National section.

NATIONAL

*  It’s official:  Baltimore PD admits to surrendering to the black undertow.  And I don’t buy this line about “they wanted to save lives before property,” because riots usually wind up killing people.

Indianapolis calls in the Feds to help combat its own black undertow. Speaking of Indianapolis, five shot within fifteen minutes there last night; I guess they were trying to set some sort of speed record.

*  One of you asked me about this hypothetical scenario, which turned out not to be so hypothetical.

*  Look, ma!  Look who used to say something something not so good about gay “marriage.”

*  What if they gave an election and nobody came?  If it winds up being H-> versus Jeb!, we might get close to that.  News is starting to bubble up to the surface about how hardly anyone on the left or in the Democrat Party is really jazzed about HRC, and of course if Jeb! wins the nomination, it will be because he defaulted into it by winning so many crucial early primary states with puny pluralities.  The nadir of turnouts in Presidential elections is 49% in 1924 and 1996.

*  I’m telling you so often to grab the popcorn that we’re going to have so many popcorn grabbing opportunities in the next year or so leading up to and including the DNC 2016 in Philly, I think, that all that popcorn is going to wind up consuming all the corn harvest.

Some say this is cultural appropriation; I don’t think so.  I think there’s a very easy and philosophically consistent line that can be drawn between the actual real life event and this photographic imitation.

*  The recent hysteria over the cultural icons of old Dixie has also reignited the Indian team mascot nontroversy.  Now, Obama’s National Park Service is playing hardball on that front with efforts to build a new stadium for the Washington R******s.  Then I recall:  Didn’t that unmentionable NFL team name just get a new stadium just a few years ago?

*  They were there to do a report about a murder that happened very near there just a few hours before, and while they were there, they were robbed of their cameras and equipment and pistol whipped.  It says this happened at Pier 14 Embarcadero.  I looked that up on GM, and it looks like the last area where one would expect to be very dangerous.  Google has San Francisco offices there (separate from its world HQ down in the SV), and it doesn’t look to have any “affordable housing” nearby.  But, I did find a possible culprit, public transportation called BART has a stop right there.  UPDATE:  Turns out the murder at Pier 14 they were covering was done at the hands of that illegal alien who already had seven felony raps and was “deported” five times previously, so this story should really be in the immigration stack, but I’ll just make a note of it up there.  Also, when you read these crime stories about “he was previously deported x number of times,” it doesn’t mean he was actually physically removed x number of times then snuck back into the country x number of times.  No, in this case, being “deported” means getting a court order to deport, most of those orders are ignored.  So, he was “deported five times” in terms of his getting five court orders to go home, never actually going home.

If I was a parent, I’d want to know.  But I can’t work up the kind of outrage over this that is editorially displayed here.  I’m going to go out on a limb and surmise that the schools in Seattle mentioned here as participants have high NAM percentages.

“…was not the boy she remembered.”  Sure he wasn’t, but you have to consider the possibility that people change a lot between the ages of 11 and 49.

INTERNATIONAL

Ironically, Margaret Thatcher was one of the few Tory votes in favor of what turned out to be a successful bill to legalize male homosexuality in the UK.  It happened while she was a relatively young Tory back bencher.

MISC STUFF

That’s what you get for telling the truth, one day you’ll get drafted to play on the same guy you told the truth about, and then you’ll have to walk it all back.

Sweet dreams, you rat.

*  “Napoles tells Yahoo Parenting that she and her husband Andrew have been taking Desmond to watch the Pride March since he was 6 years old.”

And look what he was going two years later.  Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is older, he will not depart from these ways.

“Aww, how cute.”

Aww, hell.  Eleven-year olds should not be involved in such serious relationships.  If at all.





First Murder In Six Years

2 07 2015

Shiloh

And guess who the cops think did it.

shiloh-trio

 





Lambs’ Silence

2 07 2015

South Florida

Rush had two questions today.

The first one is easy.  The answer is that Trump is the only thing keeping the Stupid Party alive, when without him, the events of the last two weeks and their reaction to them would mean that their ship is sinking.

The second one deserves a more involved answer:

Are any of you surprised by the utter lack of any public protest, anger, uprising, against the assault on our traditional culture that was affirmed last week by decisions of the US Supreme Court?  If you put it another way:  What is your reaction to the apparent public acceptance of all of these seemingly overnight shifts in our culture and society?  Why is there no objection, anger — uprising, if you will?  Why does there seem to be practically blanket acceptance for all of this that ten years ago would be unthinkable?

Okay, here goes nothing.  My theories:

1.  A lot of people are actually outraged and angry, but they don’t publicly express that.  Either they’re too busy working, or they don’t see any legitimate outlet for such expression, or they fear blowback from our cultural Taliban/ISIS.

2.  I wrote in this space on the day of the decision that the decision itself was a nice convenient excuse for the Republican establishment to hide behind in order to keep from having to discuss this issue anymore themselves or to convince others not to, this same Republican establishment has never exactly been in the mood to strap on the armor and fight in the culture wars, their most frequent bon mot in that regard for years has been, “drop the social issues.”  I think a lot of people who want to be angry over this are prostrating to “yay red team” hysteria, the desire just to win the Presidency on the backs of whatever the Republican establishment coughs up as a nominee.  Therefore, partisan politics are somewhat neutralizing the outrage.

3.  Here’s my most philosophically heavy theory, so this section will be the longest.  Luckily, just a few hours ago, The Federalist had this article which I found by way of Hunter Wallace, which will illustrate my point.

Lamestream (“mainstream”) conservatism itself is neutralizing a lot of the outrage, even as most of those who are privately outraged consider themselves to be lamer cons.  When I write “lamestream conservatism,” I mean in in the sense of the lineage of Ronald Reagan and the aforementioned Rush Limbaugh.  As opposed to neoconservatism (“neocons”), of the Kristol (father and son) / Podhoretz (father and son) / Jennifer Rubin / etc etc lineage.  Neoconservatism has its own legion of problems, and I have devoted plenty of words in this space in the past and very likely will in the future to discussing them.  For the here and now, they’re not germane.  I’m only focused on lamer cons.

From The Federalist article, written by a self-styled libertarian about her descent through once circle of hell after another:

The first authority I came to see as illegitimate was government, shortly after discovering Ron Paul in 2008. I stumbled upon his campaign like a rabbit hole that led me to question all of society’s rules. Soon after, I started to question my religion—Christianity. How much of it had been made up, twisted, and contrived—in collusion with the government—to support the powers that be?

I responded at OD:

Some elements of the kook left like to say that the Ron Paul political movement was a gateway drug to white nationalism. For some, it was. But on the other side of that coin, for just as many, it turned out to be a gateway drug to left-libertarian universalism.

While the Ron Paul right-libertarian movement isn’t quite the same as lamestream conservatism, they do share a lot of things in common, including the crucial element of this discussion.

Lamestream conservatism is neutralizing the sociocultural outrage that its adherents would ordinarily have at one leftist victory after another in the culture wars, and precluding any serious and proper pushback.  Because lamestream conservatism is itself an abstraction that tells us that the only purpose of human governance is to engage in either active or passive action to protect the array of individual liberties that the universe’s omnipotent omniscient force bestowed upon the only sentient species that He saw fit to create on this habitable planet orbiting an ordinary main sequence star here in the middle distance suburbs of our unremarkable barred spiral galaxy.  The sad truth of the matter is that Reagan-Limbaugh style conservatism really does buy into the credal-proposition nation bullshit, just as much as any neocon or leftist.  Therefore, if the United States of America in general and lamestream conservatism within it can be both reduced to protecting the universal rights of universal humanity whose individual adherents are not supposed to be attached to any blood commonality (remember, proposition nation), how can any serious adherent to lamestream conservatism work up the ability to tell Adam and Steve no when they want to get “married?”  (Follow this logic through, and you can understand why lamer cons talk a good game on immigration, but in the end are pretty much as open borders as everyone else, to wit, 1986 IRCA which Reagan signed into law.)  Because, individual rights, and “rugged individualism,” one of Rush’s favorite phrases.

That said, Caitlyn Jenner is today’s foremost example of a rugged individualist.

I may update this post as I think of other profundities.





Joyce Retiring

2 07 2015

Downtown

Jennifer Joyce won’t run again for St. Louis City Circuit Attorney next year.  By that time, she will have been CA for 16 years, which I think would make her the longest serving CA for St. Louis.

Rumor is she’s endorsing one of the senior ACAs in her office to replace her, name escapes me, she leads homicide prosecutions.  If she wins, she’ll be the city’s third straight woman CA, following Jennifer Joyce and Dee Joyce Hayes (1993-2000).

Remember, Jennifer Joyce, along with her St. Louis County counterpart, Bob McCulloch, (who will have held that office for 28 years by the time his current term expires), and Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer (who is also retiring in 2016), were the three truth squaders who announced in public in the heat of the campaign season in 2008 and intimated that they were going to throw Obama critics in jail.  I’m sure the events of the second half of last year made McCulloch regret his signing on with Obama.

UPDATE 1 PM

The name that escaped me is Mary Karl (sp?).  I don’t know anything about her, but I doubt she would be much different from either her boss or her boss’s predecessor if she wins.

I also tend to think that a black Jerryl Kwanzaa type has much of a prayer.  With blacks slowly declining as a percentage of the city’s population, I think their ability to win the prominent citywide offices peaked with Freeman Bosley Jr’s one term as mayor (1993-97).  Remember, Kwanzaa himself tried to topple Joyce in 2004, came fairly close, but no dice.  And Lewis Reed, who isn’t a black militant type, who won Aldermanic President in 2007 with a lot of white support toppling the white incumbent, finished more than ten points behind when he challenged Slay for mayor in 2013.





Nature Calls

2 07 2015

Shaw

Good news:

Another one who had a pile of garbage memorial still out in the open.  The thing was there since October.

 





Ghetto Players

1 07 2015

Champaign

ESPN:

Former Illinois players accuse school, coach of violating civil rights

(snip)

According to the lawsuit, Smith, Oden and Tuck were called “toxic” and “crabs” who pull each other down. The alleged segregated practices were referred to as “the dog pound.”

The players also say the coaches implied at least some of the black plaintiffs were unintelligent, undisciplined “west-side ghetto” players.

And where would they get a silly idea like that?

Really now, as Steve Sailer has demonstrated with several posts recently, girls and women’s sports are basically the province of upper middle class high parental involvement white households to get their daughters to win college scholarships (save mommy and daddy some tuition checks) and in the case of soccer, to keep their daughters away from bad black influences.  Since I think one of the behind the scenes driving forces behind the college rape culture hysteria is the helicopter father trying to protect his daughter from the kind of young man he knew he once was, I don’t think it’s delving into tinfoil hat territory to suggest that college and university women’s sports programs are under pressure from upper middle class middle aged parents and boosters to deblackify their teams.





No Narcissticks

1 07 2015

Forest Park

FSL: No selfie sticks.

I’d like to think that this was a backhanded method of trying to keep ghetto blacks out of the Fair, but I’m probably reaching too far to make that conclusion.  Not everything in this world is a secret racial dog whistle, and sometimes, the cigar is just a cigar.  Besides, lots of crackers do the narcissticks.  Something I can attest to from these last two evenings at the Warren County Fair.








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