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.

1/11

* 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.

1/12

* 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.

1/13

* 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.

1/16

* 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.

1/22

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

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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

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

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.





Why Richard Spencer Is So Cheerful (Days of White Sheets)

22 01 2018

The Bronx

So, they’re disabled, huh?

The last time we said that kind of thing openly, we had an organization which had all-white uniforms.

These people are getting so close to us that we can’t even joke about it anymore.





Pikers, LOL

21 01 2018

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Emergency?

For what?

Consider:  In 2017, the murder rate in Jamaica was 56 per 100k.  In 2017, I estimate the murder rate in black St. Louis city was 125 per 100k.

Bunch of amateurs.

This also means I should expect the State Department to issue a travel advisory for St. Louis.





Our So-Called Mentors

21 01 2018

Dallas

Now that I’m able to pick up the pieces of my life, I’m as much as I can catching up on some of the sundry items of the last six months, including my Tommy Sotomayor fandom.

Earlier this month, he did this video about mentors, and of course I agree with almost all of the op/ed content. Aside from that, I think the concept of mentoring in terms of common rhetorical parlance is being watered down and dumbed down, harmfully so. What he has in this video, a bunch of men showing up to one middle school for one day and talking to some middle school boys in the collective, is NOT true mentoring. I’m so old that I remember when the proper appellation for a bunch of men coming into a school and talking to the students about what they do for a living was called “career day,” not “mentoring.” Most of the short term activities that are laughably passed off “mentoring” these days, aren’t really. I’ve been mentored, and I am a mentor, or I was before the accident, so I’ve genuinely been on both sides of the ledger. True mentoring, I think, requires: (1) A steadfast and long term and personal one-to-one relationship, a mentor only having one protege and a protege having only one mentor, (2) Based off of the fact that the mentor and protege share some sort of common interest or otherwise sync up well in terms of personality or temperament or outlook or something, (3) The protege is socially understood to be at least a young man, not some middle school boy, because I don’t think middle school boys are of proper mental maturity to take on the proper role of protege to a real mentor, and can’t really understand the purpose of mentorship, and (4) As long as it’s understood that mentor is mentor and father is father, one is not a suitable substitute for the other, and ne’er the twain shall meet. Of course I think that if the protege is a minor, that fathers and mentors should literally meet so that father can size up and sound out mentor to preclude any funny business.

In this video, he makes passing and implicit reference to Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky made the deliberate and specific calculation to prey on the 8-9-10-11 year old sons of single mothers, according to the Grand Jury report.





That Boiling Frog Again

21 01 2018

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

As most of you know, my mother is in assisted living, and has been for just about two years now.

I went and visited her today, or, to put it more accurately, was taken to visit her today.  I saw her quite a few times between returning to consciousness some 36 hours after the accident and now.  But, today is the first time I saw her since both my return to functional coherence and the restoration of my memory.

Let’s say there are these twin siblings, one of them stays around the house, the other leaves to do something for a year, and then comes back.  And this year corresponds with a time when their parents are slowly degrading in condition.  The twin that stays will see the parents every day and not be able to notice their slowly degrading condition.  In contrast, the twin that goes away and them comes back a year later will remember the way the parents are upon leaving and then be able to compare that to what they are coming back a year later, and then tell the other twin about how worse off the parents are over a year ago, the other twin had no idea.

That’s where I figured out today I’m at with my mother.

She is noticeably less well off now than she was the last time I saw her before the accident, which was definitely some time in mid-July.  It’s just that my involuntary sojourn was de facto being physically away, in a Blogmeister Van Winkle sense, whereas if the accident did not happen, I would have visited her and seen her both more often and with all my mental faculties in tow, and wouldn’t have been able to notice the downhill slope she’s on.  My uncle, who is analogous to the twin that stays home, really didn’t notice what I have.

Dementia, in case you’re wondering, and I know that at her age (79 in several weeks), it doesn’t suddenly turn around and start getting better.

The way of all flesh.

If I’m now in the picking up the pieces phase of my recovery, then one of the pieces I’m picking up here is one that makes me realize that I’m going to have to prepare mentally for the inevitable.





Stuff It, @Jack

20 01 2018

San Francisco

The world’s worst DuBourg alum is continuing to peddle a BS narrative.

In my e-mail inbox earlier today:





Now…

18 01 2018

Seattle

Get ready for weeks and weeks of The Steve and Lyda Show.





21 Words

18 01 2018

Chicago

21 words to make the case for #NRx better than the millions written by Moldbug and Land ever have.

Yes, this is Occidental Dissent’s Jack Ryan.

He wins the internet.