Pink Van

29 05 2017

Los Angeles

“Nude male maids”

The van is pink, so I think we all know what’s going on here.

H/T Tommy Sotomayor





Memorial Weekend Wrap-Up

29 05 2017

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

* “But black people don’t read.”  Hardy har har, zomg stereotyping, you might want to say.

But realize that the public library in Ferguson barely suffered a scratch during either outbreak of vibrancy.  Though, to be fair, the public library in Ferguson is along North Florissant Road, which is also where city hall and PD HQ is, not along West Florissant Avenue, the more infamous drag of Fergaza Strip lore.

* That’s only a little late, by Amtrak standards.

* Burroughs student.  Though I can’t deny that I’m a bit jealous, because this blog should be the Internet’s most-read St. Louis-based political-social opinion node.

* Okay, stupid dindu.  If you’re on the lam because you caught two bodies, and you deliberately leave town to the tune of several hundred miles, wouldn’t you make it your business not to run around naked in your hideout town?

I swear, if they had brains, they’d truly be dangerous.  Thankfully, they’re not that dangerous.

CHICAGO

* Rahm to World:  You’re “welcome here” in Chicago.

To be more specific, you’re welcome to do whatever you want to the local black undertow.

IMMIGRATION

* Just an honest mistake, to be sure.

Do you want to know the real reason why they were let in?  Because MS-13 will bing-bang on the black undertow.

NATIONAL

* Didn’t I tell you not to pre-judge Millennials based on the way they seem to be right now?  Didn’t I tell you that that generation is going to change up in about the middle of their lives in ways that will shock us?

* Gotta love that intersectionality, though there’s no word on how it would affect the school-to-prison pipeline.

* Gotta love that intersectionality, Part II.

* I get it now.  The relative lack of black students’ academic success so far is a direct function of the buildings they’ve been trying to learn in being named for people who were secretly Kluxers a century ago.

* Yeah, well, hooray.  OTOH, now you know why the high school diploma, even one from a really good high school, is useless, and has been that way since at least some point in the 1970s.

* The judge isn’t taking a leap of faith, he’s joining a cult.

It says he smashed a brick against the skull against one of the men who works for the property management company that manages the apartment complex where he lives, because he was mad he was turning his water off.  Usually, for renters, the landlord or property manager directly pay the water bill.  Therefore, if the water was being shut off, it was only temporarily and because other maintenance that needed to be done required it.

* It’s amazing how quickly the other side has turned into us in the Era of the OCGE.  What next?  The NYT will run full page spread ads for storable food?

INTERNATIONAL

* Gotta love that intersectionality, Part III.

* “Sexual Emergency D00d” got his slap on the hand reduced to a love pat on the hand.

* From Denmark.  I can see why dad was so upset — The young man just had to boink his daughter, when there were perfectly good goats all around.

* Happy?  For the circumstance?  Yes.  But I always go back to thinking that I personally was maybe one election away from being Stephen Miller.

* The Erdogan-Gulen feud is now spilling over into…bouncyball.

* Oh well, good ole Mohammed wuz rockin’ dem’ Js.

MISC STUFF

* Something I learned right away when I took it up.  Carrying a 15-20 pound sack on your back for about five and a half miles of walking, all the while having to contend the mental nuances of the game, is both physically and mentally taxing.  It’s why many golf clubs and country clubs have locker rooms and showers.

* It’s only one of many such paradoxes.  For example, if you are in St. Louis City or St. Louis County, because you’re also in the state of Missouri, a 20-year old and a 14-year old can legally have sex, but because they’re in either one of two jurisdictions that have recently raised the cigarette buying age to 21, they can’t have the cigarette afterwards.

* I, too, think that Roger Moore was the best James Bond, and while it’s tempting to engage in this kind of generational gloating, (though one should note that Moore himself was at the tail end of the Greatest Generation), I think there’s a universal case to be made on his behalf.

* Written by someone who fell asleep during supply and demand day during economics class.

 





Rookie Mistake

29 05 2017

Arlington, Virginia

Because it happened at the same time I was paying my annual visit to the final resting places of my own veteran relatives at Jefferson Barracks, (a blood uncle, an uncle by marriage, and a great uncle, all Korean vets, the uncle by marriage the Pentagon technically considers a casualty, as he died in 1988 from injuries sustained while in Korea that didn’t kill him right away), I wasn’t able to watch President Trump’s remarks at Arlington National Cemetery live.  I did watch them on the replay.

I have to be honest with you. I know he loves adoration, and I know out of respect, the assembled audience was going to applaud him. But I wasn’t cool with him smiling in reaction before he started.

This isn’t a joyous day; His facial expression should have been funereal.





This Haggardly Looking Old Man?

29 05 2017

Jupiter, Florida

It is rumored that this man:

* Is worth north of $700 million

* Is in the serious GOAT (Greatest of All Time) conversation relating to what he does for a living

* Is only a buck and a quarter older than your blogmeister

* Once seriously considered trying out for the Navy SEALs

Yeah, rumors.





More Miller v Alabama Fallout

28 05 2017

Norfolk, Virginia

Lee Boyd Malvo was not yet 18 years old when he and his “playdaddy” used DMV commuters for target practice.

It didn’t occur to me that Miller v Alabama would affect this case.   But now, it has.

However, I think that some level of the Federal judiciary will wind up reaffirming the life sentence, mainly based on the heinousness of the crimes and the constant state of fear that DMV drivers had while the snipings were happening.





Confused About Something

27 05 2017

Washington, D.C.

If the Trump Administration isn’t softening up on Putin to the degree or at the rate we in the Alt-Right think we should, it’s precisely because of Jared Kushner.

Yet, we’re supposed to believe that Kushner wanted a secret com-link to the Kremlin, presumably to facilitate better relations?





Ye (Really) Olde Internets

26 05 2017

Taormina, Italy

Reuters:

The leaders signed a joint statement to “combat the misuse of the Internet by terrorists”, backing efforts to make technology companies do more to crack down on what May called “the hateful ideology” of Islamic State.

“Against the backdrop of Monday’s cowardly attack in Manchester we have discussed what more we can do to defeat global terror,” May told a news conference.

“We agreed the threat from Daesh (Islamic State) is evolving rather than disappearing. As they lose ground in Iraq and Syria, foreign fighters are returning and the group’s hateful ideology is spreading online. Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet.”

And I’m not cool with this brewing narrative of “blame the internet.”  Of course, what other option do they have?  Must not be racist, or Islamophobic, because diversity.

Let me put it to you this way:  I use the phrase “Ye Olde Internets” fully with tongue in cheek, and just to be cute.  But, the way these people are going on, and if this is any indication, this “blame the internet” official public meme is going to go balls to the wall until there’s no groove left on the vinyl, they must think the internet actually is that old.  You know, because the internet existed in the seventh and eighth century to help facilitate the growing Caliphate and help it make it halfway up through what is now modern-day France until Charles Martel stopped them and started pushing them back.  Which means the internet also existed in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries as the Ottoman Turks karked Constantinople and then almost 200 years later made it close to the gates of Vienna until Jan Sobieski did his best Charles Martel impersonation.

Here’s a piece of advice:  Crack a Koran every once in awhile, and actually read the thing.