Sunday Wrap-Up

24 07 2016

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

* As you read, if you read, remember that Tony Messenger hates guns and hasn’t met a gun control proposal he doesn’t like.  It’s what I’ve been saying all along about the left’s lust for gun control, that it’s going to collide with the left’s obsession with too much law enforcement on black bodies.

* Because ESL.

* Pardon me?  Is this the same David Spence who was the Republican nominee for Governor four years ago?

This discusses all the unrealized and unappreciated talent in North County.  Yet, somehow, North County is quickly becoming the ghetto.

* Executive summary:  Not as close to and not in any way conducive to the black undertow.

Other than that, this mentions something I have noticed:  Downtown is all about the professional firms, loft living and establishments, while Clayton is starting to develop a corporate reputation.  One thing I do know is that daily parking in Clayton is more expensive than it is Downtown.

CHICAGO

* Is he wrong?  If he is, it’s only in a matter of degrees, and not the whole thermometer.

IMMIGRATION

* The main problem with the bill, as Norm Matloff puts it, is that it relies on the false dichotomy of the “bad cop” Infosys-style bodyshops and the “good cop” mainstream firms.  The noise about bodyshops are the way that mainstream firms take the heat off of themselves for being just as H-1B gluttonous.

* And they gloss over the really crucial and scary part of this:  Half the world is flooding into Costa Rica, waiting on Nicaragua to unplug the drain so they call and stream northward into the United States, in order to to utilize their Zeroth Amendment rights.

NATIONAL

* It’s called professionalism, duh.

* Papa John’s thinks that its increased business matched with the sudden decrease in business at casual dining establishments is a trailing indicator of people fearing violence and instability.  Though we have to remember that pizza delivery isn’t always safe, because one of the favorite pastimes of the black undertow is setting up, ambushing and murdering pizza delivery drivers.

* Aside from all this, I’ve been telling you the reason Obama definitely will leave in January is because golf.

* Heh, she’s got nothing on Sally Kohn, who actually changes their names.

* Not voting?  Don’t they understand the whole purpose of BLM is Democrat Party GOTV?  Though I should say that the only reason I’m not with him in the non-voting party is because of two things:  Trump, and ballot propositions.

* Roger Ailes’s departure from FNC gives us the opportunity to look over demographic ratings data from the political channels.  FNC gets a lot of heat for it being the network of old people.  And from the data, that’s not an inaccurate assessment.  However, as you can see, FNC’s 35-64 numbers alone are just about as big as all of MSNBC’s number and a big percentage of all of CNN’s number.  The ratio of over 65 to under 65, while somewhat higher in FNC’s case than CNN’s or MSNBC’s case, isn’t drastically higher.  Then there’s the matter of the ass naked obvious duh — Politics are old people’s games, always have been, always will be.

* “Trump is the only one of the 17 who ran who can win in November.”  That is saying a lot, considering he who said it supported one of the other 16 candidates.

* Shorpy does the 1964 RNC.  The keynote speaker, being shown here, was Oregon Governor Mark Hatfield.  He later served in the Senate, and was there up until 1996, which goes to show you how long political careers can last.

* Warning:  Massive wreck at the intersectionality of Hispanic and black in blue team city.

Obama and Harris are alike in another way:  They are both the mixed race progeny of non-American black fathers.

God I hope this week is fun.

* Reading carefully, I think the NYT is implicitly confessing that HRC’s “I’m a woman ZOMG MUH UTERUS LOL~!!!!1” and social justice warrorism aren’t going to work to keep the coalition of the fringes together, and also implicitly warning their favorite political party to try something else.

* I’m all for it.  Except, I’ll link to my own comment on the YT video where I first found this story.

* “Conspiracy to support ISIS.”  More like diarrhea-mouthed ooks.

* What have I told you about these campus protests all along?  That, while it may seem they’re protesting the administration, they’re acting at the behest of and in concert with the administration or other crucial people.  It’s sort of a pincher movement.  Remember my famous axiom, phrased in another way:  Whenever you see masses of young people doing anything, it is safe to infer the background provocation of older people.

* Just a hunch, but I think affirmative action has something to do with it.

INTERNATIONAL

* The French are rediscovering their inner Charles Martels.  And in a way, behaving curiously American.

* While this is portrayed a a generation thing, and I’m interested in that just for that reason, I think this is more of an immigration thing.  I think that mass immigration is really starting to impact wage and salary equilibria at the time when the earning power of Millennials should be picking up steam.  To make things worse, mass immigration means that Millennials are paying more for rent than Xes and Booomers did.  Getting less and paying more is not a nice combination.

* The Ergodan versus Gulen fight is spilling over into the American government and political lobbying game, including St. Louis’s own Dick Gephardt.

* Speaking of Turkey…

MISC STUFF

* Once upon a time, “search,” and a lot of other things, meant “Yahoo.”  The mass internet is now old enough to where “we had to walk to school through a foot of snow twenty miles one way in tattered boots” stories can now be told.

* I’ve been wondering why GOOG isn’t pushing hard for Android as a laptop and desktop OS.  I suspect that there are some subterranean corporate politics at work preventing them from doing so, something having to do with not pissing off MSFT.

Well, well, someone got tired of waiting. And if it could be done with laptops, it’s just a short hop to desktops.

* From what I see, all these hospitals and clinics have to do is make themselves Pokemon Go training gyms.  Then half the world will show up.

* Because the world is clamoring to hear and see an almost half century old man sing a more than quarter century old song.

* They’re crop tops.

* Memories, misty water colored memories, of the way we were.

Most people’s memories with VCRs are the flashing “12:00” because they were unable to set the clock, and the Byzantine operating systems they used, and therefore how hard it was to program them, and all the snake oil workarounds that were invented just to alleviate that problem.  Worse still was if what you wanted to record theoretically started at 8:00, but the ball game ran over.

I think this is another acid test to tell whether someone is Millennial or Generation X.

* I have my Blogmeister Hot Tub Time Machine, my rhetorical device for when I want you to do four dimensional thought experiments.  ICYMI, it’s off of a 2010 movie called Hot Tub Time Machine, a movie that just recently had a sequel.  Well, someone has taken that metaphor a bit literally.

* We haggle (or want to haggle) on cars for the same reason we do and want to on houses.  For how expensive they are, and how important their buying and selling and building and using and occupying are to the economy.  While the percentage terms of the amount that is haggled up or down in a house or car deal don’t seem to be that much, and when applied to small ticket items and scaled down, seem ridiculous, on the scale of houses, cars, and other big or bigger ticket items, it means a lot of money.  Haggling in the +/- 10% range on a $400,000 house means $40,000 either way, or an $80,000 spread, meaning anywhere between $360k and $440k.  Meanwhile, haggling in the +/- 10% range on a $10 towel only means $1 either way or a $2 spread, meaning anywhere between $9 and $11.  Which is why haggling on the towel is not done.  For individuals, the house and the car(s) are by far their two biggest ticket items.


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24 07 2016
countenance

BN profiles a part of Ohio that Trump won even though Kasich won the whole state.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-22/in-backyard-of-rnc-drugs-vanishing-jobs-strain-rural-america

Interesting quote:

The government, like the wider culture, is much more attuned to the problems of urban areas where most Americans live.

I agree with that sentence up to a point. The government and the wider culture are more attuned to urban problems, but it’s not simply because that’s where most people live. Remember, the choke point of Federal public policy is the American national news media, and the media are based in … cities, especially urban cores. Meanwhile, institutions that shape the wider culture are based in …. you guessed it …. cities, especially urban cores.

This is a Charles Murray problem, a problem of IQ-class-wealth-income-geography stratification, more than anything. Even the metaphor “Upstairs Downstairs” doesn’t work in this case, alluding to the ’70s British TV show about early 20th century class distinctions, because, at least then, Upstairs and Downstairs crossed each other’s paths quite enough to where Upstairs at least knew about the problems of Downstairs, even if Upstairs really didn’t care. We don’t even have that advantage — Upstairs isn’t upstairs, it’s far away in its own hardened bubble.

24 07 2016
Area Man

Speaking of BN did you see that their namesake has endorsed Clinton.

24 07 2016
countenance

Unsurprising.

24 07 2016
Area Man

I agree.
There was already more than enough evidence to prove that Bloomberg literately was indistinguishable from a democrat.

24 07 2016
countenance

P-D recalls the July 1980 heat wave. I was alive then but don’t consciously remember it. I do know that from late June to early August 2012 was probably the hottest in terms of raw temperature in my lifetime of St. Louis summers, but the difference then is that the dew point was low, which means it was more Phoenix than typical St. Louis. That time period was also the peak of the primary season during the campaign, and in fact, on primary day itself, when I was outdoors for most of the day, the high was 100.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/look-back/july-the-start-of-one-of-the-hottest-summers-in/article_fe665041-a95e-5451-a4ae-457c79657e94.html

24 07 2016
countenance

RoP again. Strange because RoP and BLM alternate, the last one was RoP in Munich, no BLM between them.

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/07/24/breaking-syrian-refugee-in-germany-kills-one-injures-two-more-in-machete-attack/

24 07 2016
Hard Right

I guess those Mandatory Islam Classes aren’t working out….

24 07 2016
countenance

Late breaking, IED goes off in a German wine bar.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Just saw that. Hadji is busy tonight.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

The man has been killed is the suicide bomber and the explosive device he was carrying went off accidentally, according to police.

Smirk.

24 07 2016
24 07 2016
Hard Right

The investigation is ongoing but the victim is reportedly being uncooperative with detectives.

24 07 2016
countenance

Not quite the future we were promised:

http://www.popsci.com/watch-first-slurpee-delivery-by-drone

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Roger Ailes’s departure from FNC

You know, if those girls stayed home and raised their kids, they wouldn’t be having those problems….

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Blogmeister Hot Tub Time Machine

Maybe I’m getting old, but I though time machines looked like this:

24 07 2016
countenance

That’s what they looked like back in the days when everyone thought we’d have flying cars and vacations on the Moon by now.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

24 07 2016
countenance

How anachronistic was The Jetsons? It was show set in the not way too distant future, that aired in the 1960s. However, Jane Jetson was depicted as stay at home mom and a home maker, and I remember one episode where it was discovered that George and Jane technically weren’t married. So they set up a ceremony to get married for real. The night before, Jane refuses to sleep in the same room as George, because “people who aren’t married don’t do that,” or something to that effect.

Next to nobody actually cares about that kind of thing today, and it’s almost a gender affront for adult woman who is married with children to say she’s a home maker.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

♫ Those were the days ♫

I remember that episode now that you mention it, but even then there was feminist brainwashing. George hands her a bill, she takes his wallet. George was the first “doofus husband” I can remember.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

On Friday, speaking about the opioid crisis in Missouri, Vilsack urged local health managers to make use of USDA nutritional programs for women and children as part of their efforts “to stem the tide of this epidemic.”

But White men can just go blow their brains out….

24 07 2016
countenance

Of course, he, who runs Ag, would use the opportunity to pump up SNAP and WIC, both of which Ag administer. However, what all that talk is really all about is the Democrats pressuring the people I work around to implement a universal script monitoring system. Supposedly, and probably in reality, the purpose of it is to catch people doctor shopping for opiate scripts. However, Democrats are really pushing the gas for it, so what they’re really jonesing for is to create opportunities for one of their prime money bags constituencies, trial lawyers, to file lawsuits, class action and otherwise, against doctors, hospitals, pharmacies. Republican resistance to the registry has been purely a reaction to that and an attempt to stop it; the surface level statements to explain Republican opposition are obviously silly on their face.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

That’s nice to know. I hadn’t heard anything about it.

24 07 2016
countenance

Vilsack and Claire are running around the state holding meetings and hooking up with important locals like judges and sheriffs and police chiefs pushing for the registry.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

But won’t that be rayciss and shee-it?

24 07 2016
Hard Right

24 07 2016
David In TN

Speaking of Papa John’s Pizza, are you aware of the murder of Gordon Schaeffer, a store employee (not during delivery) in October 2014 in Columbia, Tennessee?

Schaeffer was at the counter when a “teen” walked in and shot him dead. It received a little national publicity at the time. The Papa John’s CEO came to the funeral.

Jury selection is tomorrow and the trial starts right after. I wonder what the defense will be as the murder was supposedly caught on surveillance camera.

24 07 2016
countenance

You know what the defense will be, Schaeffer called him a N.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

You already know. He dindu nuffin. Cameras be rayciss.

24 07 2016
David In TN

I hope to attend some of the trial.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

It’s too bad he was only 17 at the time. No death penalty.

24 07 2016
Alex the Goon

Aim high. Hope to attend the execution.

24 07 2016
24 07 2016
countenance

The dudes who started my news interest in the Pokemon Go thing are back in the news.

Fine specimens, all, a real dindu, a half dindu, and a white dindu with crappy neck tats.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/teens-who-allegedly-robbed-pokemon-go-player-investigated-in-other/article_72c2e5b1-9c06-58d1-95ec-7d227e27ff0d.html

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Just like in Columbia. Groids targeting spergs.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

24 07 2016
Hard Right

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Uh huh….

24 07 2016
countenance

Can’t say “no homo,” because DNC and LGBTQ and phobia.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Homos don’t seem to rank very highly in the regressive stack anymore.

24 07 2016
Hard Right

“Yes, Trumpet was right Megyn Kelly is a Bimbo””

https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/6087

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Oh geeze….

24 07 2016
Hard Right

2 AK-15’s, heroin seized in Newark drug arrests, police say

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/07/2_ak-47s_heroin_seized_in_newark_drug_arrest_polic.html

I thought only rayciss White guys used AK-15’s?

24 07 2016
countenance

Nakeem Shariah.

Shariah Law. LOL

24 07 2016
Hard Right

Must be one of those Moors you were talking about earlier.

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