LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* He rides on his reputation. Sorry, I just had to, even though corny.
* To me, mowing lawns is miserable no matter where you are; doesn’t seem that doing it around here makes it any better or worse than doing it anywhere else. That’s like worrying about the precise temperature in Hell at any given time.
* And I’m still trying to figure out how Brentwood’s zip code scores higher on Charles Murray’s Super Zips Index than my Richmond Heights’s zip code.
* Why did none of the other riders and passengers get involved? Because they know that you intervene between a BT-1000 and the object of her aggression at your own peril.
* What do I always say about white collar crime? The whites and Jews perp walked down the Federal court house steps involving high dollar perfidy make for sexy media copy and video footage, but in reality, lots and lots of black women are in Federal prison for low dollar credit card fraud.
* Where has Dana Bash been? (Dana Bash, not to be confused with Dana Loesch.) Trump has had four very very good scripted prompter policy speeches since late April; the foreign policy speech at the Nixon Center, and then three since Orlando — The one about Orlando itself (which was supposed to be about the Clinton scandals) a few days after, then the rescheduled Clinton scandals, and now his trade policy.
* The days of algorithms being the way we do racial profiling while not doing racial profiling and having or feigning plausible deniability are coming to an end. That has been one of the under-noticed trends of 2016 so far, that the MUH DISPUT IMPAK shysters are catching up to big data.
* Articles like these are painful for me to read. Change the outcome of one election, and I might be in a close Trump orbit today.
* Why are social scientists afraid of the Big Bad Day Care Wolf? The reasons floated here are probably right, but I also think that race factors in.
* Three bellcurvey themes present: One, zipped lips, nobody snitches, unless the cops can find a way to put the screws on people to pry them open. Two, because of a relative lack of witness cooperation, the official charges are almost entirely process crimes relating to firearms. Three, the TNB that started the whole thing.
These are the kinds of violent crimes, TNB/Bell Curve City/Dinduistan, which will soon be ignored in our benign neglect future.
* “We’re locked in a Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth, and we’re worried that the disenfranchised, broke and powerless are conspiring against the rich and powerful. Don’t they know that middle class greed hurts billionaires in need?”
* Puhleeze. The Remain campaign was spreading way more sky-will-fall panic and paranoia than Leave. To listen to Remain, a Leave victory would result in a super-Hitler ruling over a world that is stuck in a permanent economic mega-depression.
* NYT on Leave winning the night because of working and middle class white areas that are normally the bedrock of solid Labour constituencies. Also they should have added that the referendum had a much higher turnout in these areas than ordinary MP elections. What it means is that it proves the alt-right political theorists right when they speculate that the charter adopters of a truly nationalist American political party would be ordinarily non-voting (not the same thing as apathetic) working class white people in blue states and blue areas. We saw that with Trump’s blowout margins on Acela Tuesday.
* This happened in Barking, which is one of the few London boroughs to vote Leave, and where the BNP had serious strength when it was viable; Nick Griffin stood for MP in the Barking constituency. Now I know why, it’s Patterson’s First Axiom at work.
This Ronald McDonald was born in 1980. By that year, everyone knew of McDonalds and their clown mascot. This means that the only kind of person with the surname McDonald who would actually wanted to have named their newborn son Ronald is someone who deliberately wanted their son to have the same name as the clown mascot.