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, 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.

And as of December 14, 2019, I am engaged to be married.  You can read about how it happened and eventually future updates in that stead on my RHOC Series.





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. 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.

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.





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.

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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 them 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.