The Week I Wish Had Not Been (But Was Anyway)

28 04 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

I was thrice falsely accused of things this week:

(1) I was accused of being the secret identity behind a marginal YouTube personality; The accuser’s evidence was that our voices sound so much alike. In reality, this YouTuber’s voice is better than mine.

(2) I was accused of hoisting coffee from the company stockpile. It took a few days, but the colleague of mine who was actually doing it was caught red handed. I suppose the reason I was suspected is because I’m a bean head, and the stolen coffee is expensive and exotic.

(3) My landlord accused me of busting a lock to an apartment I don’t live in and at a time when I was on the road.

In better news, on the drive home from Kansas City, I stopped by the public library in Warrenton, because the public library district that serves Warren and Franklin Counties jointly is having a yuge bigly kick ass sale on books and what not, a buck for hardcovers and two for a buck for softs. I found some pretty good finds.

But, then? Tomorrow, the sky is going to open up, so no golf for Blogmeister tomorrow. If it’s going to rain as much as they say it will, then it might be a good idea for me to stay off the beaten paths, as many of them will become rivers. If it’s that bad, I just might have to figure out how long a cubit is.

If you have anything you want to accuse me of falsely, now is the time.

Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

28 04 2017


“…They believe the suspect sexually assaulted 86-year-old Fusako Petrus and her 61-year-old friend.  Police say the 18-year-old suspect sexually assaulted an elderly woman out of the blue Wednesday afternoon…”

Way too easy.

Just Dig a Little Deeper

27 04 2017

Birmingham, Alabama

While the new school district would be majority white, it wouldn’t be universally white.  My guess is that it will be in the 20-30% black range, in terms of students.

And that’s the key not only to understanding this story, but why the Federal judge ruled the way she did, in spite of her political snark.

The 20-30% blacks would be middle class or higher, from black parents of middle class or higher income and social status, who want to make sure their kids’ school district is one where it is guaranteed that they’ll go to school with mostly white kids, and no chance of being bused to slum with the black undertow.  They’re the real straw stirring this drink, and they provided political cover for the white parents of the newly formed Gardendale district (“See?  No racism!”), who want the same thing, and also the aforementioned pretext for the judge.

Mayor Wants Forensic Accounts to Find Out Who Kilt Pookie and Ray-Ray

27 04 2017


Read all about it.

What does Mayor Pugh expect the FBI to be able to do? The FBI does not get involved in what is stereotypically considered garden variety street crime. Even if there’s a Federal law violation to ordinary street crime, the local PD refers the files directly to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the area, and that doesn’t involve the FBI at all. Such as it is, a majority of the FBI’s work involves forensic accounting. I don’t think forensic accountants will be much good in trying to figure out what happened between Ray-Ray, Pookie, Skillet, Hambone and Shitavious.

No way. That city threw a lit match of the pool of gasoline called the black undertow and then turned around and neutered its own beat cops, and, to nobody’s surprise, homicides are way up.

Really, we know what’s going on:  She needs to put on appearances like she’s doing something and she cares, when she knows it’s a meaningless stunt.

Correlation Without Causation

26 04 2017


Are we supposed to walk away from reading this thinking that the Ferguson municipal courts, ran badly before August 9, 2014, and ran badly after August 9, 2014, slaughtered GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS?

MissingLink Strikes Again

25 04 2017

Downtown West

Union Station.

Developing hot, dot dot dot.

Club of Seven

25 04 2017

Jefferson City

SCOMO’s newest fish.

And he looks like an easy mark for rookie hazing.

Oh yeah, Pat Breckenridge is going to have good time making him swab the floor of the women’s restrooms in the SCOMO building to a spit polish shine.