Now Above Ground (Pinned Post, Newer Content Follows Below)

10 01 2018

Jefferson City

Originally posted January 10, 2018, and frequently updated since then

Because of the gravity of the news, which will probably mean a flood of new details and developments, and the chances that this will drastically affect Missouri state politics, I have made this a “sticky” post.

Me, April 29, 2017:

Greitens buying in Innsbrook. 

Add this to the fact that he lives in Creve Coeur while his wife lives in the CWE, (and remember she was jacked close to where she lives back during her husband’s transition period), and I’m just waiting for all the gossip about the unconventionality of their marriage to break the blood-brain barrier.

What also helped fuel this gossip was that there was a lot of serious talk that, between the times of Greitens winning the election and being inaugurated, that Sheena Greitens would not be living in the Governor’s Mansion.

Guess what crossed over from the below ground to the above ground tonight, coinciding with the State of the State speech earlier this evening.

This isn’t quite that, but there’s always more time for more to come out.

We also will eventually find out how their buying in Innsbrook relates to the unconventionality of their marriage.


* The bit about the S&M nudie/blackmail isn’t going away so easily, if at all, and will be why Mike Parson should be measuring for drapes right about now.

* There’s now calls for Hawley to investigate.  Especially in this #MeToo climate, he’ll fire all four barrels at Greitens, especially if he thinks he needs to in order to beat Claire in November.

* Then, there’s this.  Though if one wants to think this diminishes the credibility, then why did they want whatever news outlet would run with it to time it to the State of the State?  What real political damage does that cause?

* Gardner is opening a probe.

* John Hancock claims that “party officials didn’t know about the story.”  They didn’t know about this particular story, but believe me, the less than conventional nature of the Greitens marriage has been talked about in the grapevines that Hancock is plugged into since he became a serious candidate.


* According to the ex-husband of the woman Greitens allegedly blackmailed, the FBI has interviewed both him and his ex-wife.  The FBI has not yet confirmed or refuted.


* The woman now says she didn’t want this to come out at all and that the ex-husband betrayed her trust by shopping this story to the local media.


* It is my sense, reading between the lines of the news and things that people are saying,  that Republican members of the General Assembly generally lean on the side of believing the blackmail accusation.

* Now, some of the above are going on record openly with resignation calls.

* It’s getting deeper.  First off, she has to be related to Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, but I can’t remember precisely how offhand.  Second, while it’s not proof that the blackmail accusation is true, I think it’s indicative of something.

* And deeper still. It all depends on what the FBI, and maybe the U.S. Attorney, and Kim Gardner, all think. I don’t think that the timing of this and now four General Assembly Republicans calling for his resignation is a coincidence.


* FBI’s St. Louis office confirms an open active investigation.


* The woman’s husband has been asked to testify to the St. Louis City grand jury, according to his lawyer.  Even though Gardner has not yet confirmed that there even is a grand jury.


* Greitens is beefing up his stable of lawyers, and, like this article speculates, I think he’s anticipating the impending need for criminal defense.


Life Takes a Bite Out of Your Blogmeister (Pinned Post, Newer Content Follows Below)

15 11 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

Originally posted November 15, 2017, and frequently updated since then

This is a “sticky” post.

Since I’ve written many posts since my return to functional coherence in mid-November, any posts about my condition I wrote here upon my return, and also subsequent ones, are buried in the avalanche. So, I’m going to use the opportunity of this sticky post to link to them directly.

Between my return to functional coherence, and the restoration of most of my short term memory in mid-January, for that about two month time period, I was not inherently able to remember most people who I either knew or knew of for about five years or less.

Norm’s post on July 20, the day after the fact, just so you know what precisely happened, in case you don’t already

Norm’s post one month, then two months, then three months, after the fact.  The post summarizing September doesn’t state this directly, but I had a second hospitalization stint in the middle of the month, after which I was moved to what is still to this day as I write this my secret hideout

Best News In Months — Norm’s post on November 13 predicating my return

Hello World (Take Two) — My first post here, that evening, after almost four long months

With Some Yuge Caveats — A long and detailed run down of my condition and my near term prospects, posted not long after that

Missouri’s Loosey Goosey Texting While Driving Laws — About why my assailant will never face criminal charges, and why the law will eventually be changed

From Bugatti to Corvette — Why I’m not doing as well as it seems just from reading my writing here since my return

As I Pursue My Ph.D. in Powerology — How I’m sensing my brain is rewiring itself, after four full months of recovery

Lucky Dominoes — The series of fortunate circumstances that resulted in this not killing me instantly

As if I weren’t having enough problems, fate decided to plop down on me a very serious and frustrating case of the flu in December.

Fifth month of recovery  — Still stuck in purgatory after the fifth full month of recovery

Fourth and Very Long — The first major economic consequence of the accident for me, just after the turn of the year

Fate or Felony, followed up by Like Son Like Father — Karma is just a comforting delusion, but comforting nonetheless.

January Doldrums, Mine Eyes are Telling Another StoryTest Me, Up the Second Step.  The posts in mid-January which foretold and then announced the restoration of most of my short term memory

Four Main Courses and Weirded Out — My serial concerns as of late January

Sixth Month of Recovery — January was a good month

One more thing:  If the post starts with a geographical moniker of some sort, it’s me doing the writing.  If it starts with “Guest post by Puggg,” it’s Norm, the best friend anyone could ever have, doing the writing.

Fear of All Sums

20 02 2018

Jefferson City

Of course I read this with great personal interest.

And I’ll state again here what I wrote in the form of a comment in one of my many posts in the posting storm I did on the day after my return to functional coherence:

When it happens that the General Assembly passes the piece of legislation that makes texting while driving a violation for everyone, they won’t be doing it because they politely responded to the request of mayors, and they won’t be doing it out of the deferential magnanimity towards law enforcement, and they certainly won’t be doing it out of the spirit of public interest.

No, they’ll do it because the insurance lobby cracked the whip and read enough of them the Riot Act.

To put it another way, they’ll do the right thing, but for the wrong reason.


Cover Your Zuck

19 02 2018

Palo Alto, California

A man worth north of $70 billion is giving all your private information to Chetty Chetty Bang Bang so he can figure out wherefore all this inequality.

Yeah, I know, laugh tracks go here.

The only way this could have been more ironic if the collaboration was between Bezos and Chetty.

What is Zuck really up to?  Remember, Occam’s Razor, Generation X Edition:  Among competing hypotheses, the one with the most cynicism should be selected.

Zuck is paying a man whom I have always thought is nothing more than a high class high functioning scam artist, someone who puts his thumb in the wind to figure out what important and powerful people want, and gives them phony social science to tell them what they want to hear, for yet more scam artistry.  Let me put it to you this way:  There are two things which Chetty’s research off of “all your personal data are belong to Mark” won’t blame:  One is Mark Zuckerberg, and two is Mark Zuckerberg’s tribe.

Chetty claims to want to investigate the power and efficacy of networking.  I told you last week about the uses and limits of that sort of thing.

Also in related news, if you thought I was cynical about burgeoning inequality, then get a load of the latest Black Piegon video that just dropped a few hours ago.

That Axiom Again

19 02 2018

Parkland, Florida

My 54th Axiom, yet again:

Whenever a mass group of young people do something, there is always an old person behind it.  If a mass of young men bearing arms take a hill, there is an old man with stars on his helmet behind it.  Likewise, when you see masses of young “anarchists,” there is an old man with tenure behind it.

Just keep that in mind when you see all these high school students “spontaneously” marching and agitating for gun grabbing.

The Candy Man Can

19 02 2018

Downtown West

I’m sure you’ve heard by now.

I don’t have any objection as such, but what I do roll my eyes over is the inference that little (black) kids don’t like the cops because the cops have never given them candy.  No, the reason little black kids tend not to like cops is because cops have the bad habit of arresting their older brothers for committing violent crimes.  And even when the SLPD starts handing out candy to little black kids, that still won’t make them like the cops, precisely because the cops would at the same time still be in the business of arresting their older brothers for committing violent crimes.

If the SLPD would just get out of the business of arresting people, then little black kids will like them a lot better, candy or no.

This mentions the Polar Cops truck, of which Paul Kersey has made much sport.  Remember, the Polar Cops truck was rolled out mid-2016, and it somehow wasn’t able to prevent the last half of that year and then all of last current year from being the worst stretch for murders and other violent crimes in the city since the early ’90s “bad ole days.”  And, because the cops have to start handing out candy, it doesn’t seem to have improved the SLPD’s PR vis-a-vis little black kids.

You Actually Thought There Was Honor Among Thugs?

19 02 2018

Jeff Vanderlou

Did you, Earl?

This reminds me of another nine-year old victim of violent crime, Tyshawn Lee, out of Chicago, about two and a half years ago.  Someone lured him into an alley and straight up clapped him, because his father was a big wheel in a gang that is a direct rival and competitor to the murderer’s own gang.  And I think that’s what happened here.


Ironically in the same place the shooting happened, Reverend Nance and other pastors and community leaders had already plan to hold a march to address what they’re calling an open-air drug market.

That’s today.  By tomorrow, it will be back to black lives mattering and da wyte po-leeeeeceseseseses are all bloodthirsty murderers who throw people into Federal prison for twenty years just for having a little bit of weed.

Look Just Up the Street

18 02 2018

Benton Park;  Knoxville

Read all about it.

If the cops want a line on who did it, all they have to do is walk west a few blocks.

In related news, yesterday, TradWorker rallied on the campus of the University of Tennessee, and of course Profa showed up.  Instead of going after TradWorker, Profa chimped out at the cops.  This is hardly anything new — Modern day far left street activists have way more contempt for cops than the “fascists” they’re purportedly protesting.  The reason for that is something I alluded to in my link in the second sentence, and made more plainly obvious a long time ago.


Science Is Discriminatory

17 02 2018

Mountain View, California

NLRB finds no prob with the Goolag axing Damore.

Not a surprise to me, because the way the narrative has read to me, and the Damore saga was one of those things that broke during my involuntary sojourn, so I had to catch up on it later, I always thought he had a much better chance in state court, where he’s also contesting it, because California’s relevant laws are different enough from Federal laws in ways that are advantageous to him.

Also remember that Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO, (eminently qualified for that job because she once rented garage space to valley upstarts Larry Page and Sergey Brin), great feminist crusader that she is, openly stated that she agitated for Damore’s firing because his recitation of long established social science hurt her kids’ feelings.  Another ironic subtext is that Sue is absolutely opposed to genetic determinism, while Sue’s sister is the founder and CEO of 23-and-Me.