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 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 Full Employment Bill For Snarky Alt-Right Bloggers

15 09 2019

Chicago

It would take me months of time and tens of thousands of words to unpack this, just from this headline alone.

The Sally Hazelgrove who did this looks to be one and the same as the “Sally” who was featured in the 2013 CNN multi-part documentary, “Chicagoland.”  She ran a southside boxing club at the time.





The Keith Whitley Doctrine

15 09 2019

Frankfurt;  St. Louis

This is why I get paid the big bucks, and why you read this space, the few of you remaining who do.

It’s because I can draw a through line between what’s going on close to where I’m currently and temporarily residing and where I come from.

I was originally planning on making this a long drawn out post full of profundities and epiphanies, but I think I can net it out quite a bit.

The Keith Whitley Doctrine:  You say it best when you say nothing at all.  AKA The Alison Krauss Doctrine, AKA The Overstreet-Schlitz Doctrine.

The common denominator between Frankfurt and St. Louis at the present time is the fact that the individuals who aren’t at important and newsworthy events in both cities, either by choice or deliberate non-invitation, speak volumes.

I went to the Frankfurt Auto Show yesterday to have a peek around, ironically, after my driving lesson in the morning.  Frankfurt, of course, being a mere 19 miles to the east of Wiesbaden.  The noteworthy absent individual is one Peter Feldmann, the Mayor of Frankfurt, a Social Democrat.  He made it clear he wasn’t going at all, because climate change.  If you want to know why his absence for his stated reason speaks volumes about his own political party’s future, or lack thereof, then read this.

I’ll also note the irony that close to half of the cars on display are electrics.  Though, I have to back up and remember that the demented cat lady running the country shut down all the nuclear power plants, based on what was actually the German media’s favorite word, an Einzelfall, so all those electric cars are overglorified fossil fuel burners.

Now, let’s deal with the native berg.

Back on Tuesday, there was a big crime summit powwow at City Hall, which had as its two big headliners the most important person who works in that building, and the most important person who works in about the middle of the state.  But there were two big deliberate snubs:  One of them is the most important person who works in the edifice caddy-corner to City Hall, and the other is her Clayton counterpart.

You don’t have to be someone like me who was once plugged in well enough to St. Louis’s civic establishment to know what message is being sent here.  It’s that, for all the city and state media and political bluster about zomg gun laws and zomg police staffing and zomg dem programs, the important people in St. Louis know that the real big problems are Kim Gardner and Wesley Bell, and their policies of “thou shalt not prosecute black crime if thoust can help it.”  The former being a Soros whore, the only reason the latter isn’t is because nobody expected him to pull off the upset that he did, so the Open Sores Foundation never thought to write him a check.

Concomitant to that, it hit the news late last week that Mary Pat Carl, who was Jennifer Joyce’s Chief ACA for Homicide, and was considered the odds on favorite to replace her as Circuit Attorney, until Soros’s shekels pushed Kim Gardner to victory, is going to make another run at it next year.  As you can read here, Carl’s “official” reasoning for the second try is something-something Gardner’s corruption blah blah, but I think we all know the real reason.  A reason that it takes me, a whole other hemisphere away and a whole major ocean separating, to state publicly.

I’ll leave you with this.  One of my secret squirrel sources back in the native berg sent me this.  Whoever compiled this front page for this issue was trolling me, I can just feel it.  Full resolution link here.





Wow, Fifty Clams

11 09 2019

Boston

This is the kind of story I would not discuss beyond a quick mention on my social sites (Minds, Gab, and for now, Twitter), but this has a St. Louis angle:

Boston is giving every public school kindergartner $50 to promote saving for college or career training

That $50 will come very much in handy when they’re trying to fund whatever Harvard tuition will be in 2032.

I’ll skip ahead to the St. Louis angle:

The city-wide program aims to provide broader access to college and careers for Boston families and to create a culture where students begin preparing earlier for life beyond high school. City officials cited a 2013 Washington University in St. Louis study that found that a child from a low-to-moderate-income home with at least $499 in their account before reaching college age “is more than four times more likely to enroll in college than a child with no savings account.”

And nobody on Hilltop yelled “correlation causation problems” before putting the school seal on that research? They’re selling you on the notion that the bank account is the cause and going to college is the effect. I’m here to break it to you that the parents of children in “low to moderate income” households who would take the initiative to do at least a little bit of saving for college, even if $499 is a pittance, are probably intelligent enough to have produced children intelligent enough either to be accepted into a college with admissions standards, or at least want to start out at an open admissions institution like a junior or community college.

Alas, no. Hilltop peddles this stupid research, and this begs the equally brainless politicians into enacting boondoggles like these.

And in 25 years, when the program turns out to be a failure, and the original WU research will be shown to have “methodological problems,” nobody will be held accountable, because democracy.

 





We’re Being Set Up

10 09 2019

Norman, Oklahoma

I don’t have time in the current moment to expound to way that I want to about this matter.

So, for now, I’ll just put it this way:

I think American culture and society is being set up to accept pharmaceutical malfeasance as the proximate causation of the opiate crisis, all to distract from what I think is the real, official and institutional anti-white hatred.

To put it in a bon mot, I consider this rather than this to be far more responsible for all the opiate and heroin deaths and lives destroyed.





781 Days

7 09 2019

Wiesbaden

Today, for the first time in that many days, I drove an automobile.

Even though it was supervised and in an empty lot, it was still a big psychological hurdle for me and my long recovery.  You can probably figure that 781 days ago was that day.

I’ve been expecting and anticipating this day coming ever since late May when I was able to stay upright on two feet consistently, and therefore knew I would soon be able to start in on physical rehab.  But over this past week, and last night, and this morning, the closer I got to that moment of getting behind the wheel, the more nervous and anxious I got.

Needless to say, it took me awhile to get things actually started after I actually did sit down in the drivers’ seat with the therapist in tow with me in the passenger.  Of course he knew the wherefore of my delay and anxiety, and was duly the patient the whole time.

What was running through my head in that indeterminate amount of time that I was just sitting there is that this was it, and that how much has happened relating to me in those 781 days and how much has changed in my life, all that I lost and gave up, all that I gained.  While that seems like a long time, it really isn’t, just two years one month and change.  I don’t think I can come up with another continuous 781-day period in my life before then that has anywhere close to the same kind of critical impact and action and ground shifting under my feet.  And it all happened without me doing as much as driving a car.

But then I snapped back into reality and realized that I was going to have to hit that start engine button and get it in gear if I wanted to continue making more progress in my recovery and actually getting to what I think could be some even better and interesting days in the near future.

And just judging from this morning, and the empty lot, I don’t think it’s going to take that much to get me back into a normal sort of driving shape.  Of course, since I won’t ever have the coordination to play golf ever again, I can also forget about Gran Prix.  But getting back to normal day to day driving ability probably won’t take but a few sessions of this.  Ironically, since I mentioned golf, the car itself we used was a late model WV Golf, my girlfriend owns one.  But none of that is surprising, because the Golf is by far the best selling car in Germany, even though over the last four years, its total sales numbers and multiple times edge over the second best selling car are declining, the second place car all those years has been VW’s own small SUV/CUV, the Tiguan.

This coming week, I’m going to cram for the German written drivers test, so I can officially become a licensed driver in this country, so we can soon take these lessons off the empty lot and out on the real roads.  Like I wrote here earlier this summer, because Germany and the United States have a reciprocity agreement for driver licensure that allows Germany to examine each American state and regulate accordingly, I legally only need to take the written test, with the Germany-Missouri reciprocity.

I still have a little more than three months to go of needing no further setbacks before I get to Freiheitstag, Freedom Day, which will mean being able to drive a car on my own, and also not needing my wheelchair in relatively close proximity everywhere I go in case of a setback.

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Some time last year, I noted that, since the soccer team Juventus is based in Torino, where Fiat is substantively based, and Fiat owns Chrysler, Fiat used its Juventus sponsorship rights to plaster Jeep on its soccer jerseys.  Which is why one of the most famous soccer players on the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus before last season, is running around with “Jeep” on his shirt.  I noted at the time that, while I could understand Fiat using the opportunity to advertise the most single valuable marquee, it was strange because you really don’t see Jeeps in Europe.

Well, come to find out, the fastest growing automobile brand in Germany, 2018 over 2017, of all brands that had at least 10,000 unit sales in both years, is Jeep.  Surprising considering the high gas prices.  But just within the last week and a half, I’ve read two stories about bad wrecks involving Jeeps, so the numbers aren’t lying.  Yet and still, 17k sales of all Jeeps compared to 211k VW Golfs and 74k VW Tiguans, last year.





Four Years On

5 09 2019

Berlin;  Mainz

Merkel’s Boner started four years ago yesterday.

Until I was made aware of that, based on my recollection of the events of 2015, I would have guessed it was in October.

In accordance with the fourth anniversary, German public broadcaster ZDF, or 2DF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, (“Second German Television”), dropped a documentary yesterday.  Which I watched tonight.

I’ll link to it, but it might have some sort of geographical restriction to where it cannot be viewed outside of Germany or the EU.  I’ll need someone back in The Good Ole to check to see if it plays.

Otherwise, don’t waste your time.  It’s just a ninety minute long infomercial for Merkel and the CDU.





The Devil You

5 09 2019

Wilmington, Delaware

Interesting paragraph far down in the latest ZOMG BIDEN SEVENTIES RACE GAFFE LOL~!!!!1 nontroversy:

Reviewing thousands of documents from the time, The Times reported that Biden preferred expanding affordable housing in suburbs as a tool of integration over busing…

Which is school deseg by any other means.  In fact, comparing the devil you know and the devil you don’t, the Hobson’s Choice, I’d rather have straight busing.  At least with busing, they (and by “they” here, I mean only K-12 students) would go back to their miles away ghetto every afternoon.  With “expanding affordable housing in suburbs,” i.e. programs like AFFH, they (and by “they” here, I mean their whole brood), are your neighbors.

What this also exposes is that AFFH-style programs didn’t start with Obama.  In fact, they didn’t even start with Bush 41.  They were a serious object of political and media consideration as long ago as the year I was born.

It’s also apparent that the NYT, and that’s the ultimate source of this, is leading the charge to lobby the Democrat Party not to nominate Biden.