LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* Gee, I remember writing here just a few short days ago to ask how it was working out in The Loop.
* It was an office prank. Get over it.
* Update on the cop shooting in Bell Curve City Carbondale: There’s some salt in that pepper.
* Like I wrote here last week, the long festering Noor-Khan battles in Minnesota House District 60B, famous because it pits a Somalian versus a long time Jewish incumbent, Noor finally ousted Khan last week after having tried at least three times before, is indicative of the Jews’ pets turning on them. But now, some curious new stuff has bubbled up to the surface.
Is the multiple marriages genuine polygamy, or just immigration and visa fraud? Either way, there’s a built in reason why nobody is going to push the issue seriously. It’ll be either fear of Islamophobia or xenophilia.
* Should be very interesting. For what I’m thinking, it should read sort of like the Protocols, but this time, it won’t be politically-loaded fabrication.
* When billionaires collaborate, (unless it’s Trump and Peter Thiel), then ineffectual and wasteful is the best you can hope for.
* Should I file this under “Demography is Destiny,” (HISD student body 87% NAM), or “What They’ll Spend Money On When Money’s Tight As Hell?”
* You know, I’m old enough to remember when melting pot and colorblindness was the establishment-approved narrative. Then again, what it was back then was a deceit, not a desire. Even though we know that even if they are seriously attempted, they are long term unsustainable.
Where has she been? Doesn’t she know it’s the current year?
Unless I don’t.
* I actually think that the net is getting too wide in defining modern slavery. Because the bigger the problem seems, the better a living the activists, organizers and NGOs seeking to solve the problem can have. Even though that’s why they can never really allow for the problem to be solved. Even so, the reason we don’t much hear about it is because it’s not the kind of slavery that’s conducive to black people sticking their hands out and saying gibsmedat.
* A village friend, an upstanding citizen and vigneron who has carried a tiny utility knife in his pocket since God’s dog was a puppy, had it taken off him the other day by the police, who have charged him with carrying a weapon under the state of emergency. This is the same minuscule knife carried by everyone who works with wines and vines. It’s about as lethal as a biro pen.
* The relative cold shoulder that competitive Olympic shooters get gives the opportunity to point you back to one of my old parody news stories.
* It’s not unusual, and it’s nothing new. Amateurs have been the people doing this kind of drudge work for quite some time.
* So bright are American night skies that there is no place in the continental United States, not even the most remote parts of rural Nevada, that have truly dark skies, and by that I mean a 1 on the Bortle Scale. Even in isolated rural Nevada, a 2 is the best possible. Around here, you won’t get any better than a 3 and for that you need to be in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks.
The bar was right next to the tracks, and named itself Derailed. Perhaps in the hopes that karma would happen and they’d get into the News of the Weird?
* My theory? It’s just simple math. As you get older, a given time period becomes a smaller and smaller percentage of your already passed lifetime. When you turn 10, the previous decade was 100% of your life. When you turn 20, the previous decade was 50% of your life. When you turn 40, the previous decade was 25% of your life. And so on.