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* This has sorta been one of the stories of my life in the past maybe year and a half or so. So most of this I already knew just from working for a living. When Nixon openly pw3ned DF and called out the lobbyists it hired, I almost got the impression that he was looking directly at me, and since I was there and within his line of sight, that would have been possible. Otherwise, I just had to interpret it as a shot across my bough.
Understanding this matter is simple. Since DF could be construed as gambling, politicians, starting with NYS AG Al Sharpton wanted to shake it down for money, and/or they want people using their gambling resources at state lotteries.
* I hope the froyo they robbed was plain and not flavored. That’ll teach them.
* The McCaughey septuplets are already starting to enter college. Where does all that time go? And four of them are going to Hannibal-Lagrange.
* Notice: Black judge. Black cops, black judges, black President, black USAG. You could black this, black that, black the third, black everything, and it won’t make the black undertow happy.
* I stopped reading at “father of 15.” And they show us a picture of him with his sister, which probably means that his fifteen children aren’t from one mother.
* Suspects in the murder of Dewayne Wade’s cousin have been nabbed. Note that one got released from prison early (that’s our Illinois), and also note that the whole thing is made out to be the fault of the next Vice-President of the United States.
* The obfuscation and bafflegabbery in this article constitutes such a Gordian Knot that I’m not even going to bother trying to break it down or refute any of it. I’ll just link to it.
* Central banksters are upset that there isn’t enough economic growth in advanced economies. Guess they’re demanding of one particular chronic low growth advanced economy.
* A word to the wise: When you celebrate and honor diversity, don’t be surprised when diversity turns on you and your pet causes.
* Finding out the pie don’t taste so sweet. We’re back to the same ole roller coaster of the cops are doing too much and the cops aren’t doing enough.
* What I’m about to say may not be applicable in this particular matter, because this San Antonio light rail is probably going to be built in its urban core. However, if you notice that there seems to be a severe disconnect between public officials’ intransigent insistence on the matter of building or expanding public transportation and suburbs and the local public opposition including plebiscites that turn out in their favor, then AFFH explains the paradox. Part of AFFH is the Feds using carrots and sticks to bully otherwise recalcitrant local governments to building and expanding public transit. However, it will be yet another situation where the local politicians get the blame even though they’re not the ones who caused the problem.
* It happened in Waterbury, Conn., yet the only identified suspect is from New York. I think AFFH plays into this, some way, some how.
* “Be useful to society, don’t be a lazy bum and parasite.” And Hispanic race activists don’t think that people are going to draw and perpetuate stereotypes from their stuck pig squealing? We’re not supposed to hold stereotypes, but it seems like our opponents are always begging us to do just that. If you do anything to combat violent crime in the generic, the NAACP will bitch. Even though we’re not supposed to associate black people and crime. If you do anything to break up cartels in the generic, the ADL will bitch, even though we’re not supposed to associate Jews with cartels. If you do anything to counter academic cheating in the generic, this that and the third Asian student association will bitch, even though we’re not supposed to associate Indians (dot not feather) and Chinese with pandemic cheating and test gaming. And after all this, people start to wonder if maybe they should engage in stereotypes and generalities.
* And still more about that. Interesting paragraph:
As middle income people head for more affordable places, the high-priced coastal areas are becoming ever more sharply bifurcated, between a well-educated, older, and affluent population and a growing rank of people with little chance to ever buy a house or move solidly into the middle class. Ironically, these divergences are taking place precisely in those places where political rhetoric over inequality is often most heated and strident. Progressive attempts, such as raising minimum wages, attempt to address the problem, but often other policies, notably strict land-use regulation, exacerbate inequality.
To the left, inequality is a feature, not a bug, and their hobby horse solutions, minimum wage, marginal tax rates, are ineffective, because they’re not supposed to be effective, they are boob bait diversions. Heated and strident political rhetoric is, when you strip it all down, all talk.
* Usually, the educrat-politics of “ban homework” are the polar opposite, because (“NAM”) students’ home lives are so bad that they couldn’t devote their full attention to homework.
* Actions have consequences, and affirmative action has consequences.
* Not surprised. From what I’ve heard, he strikes me as something of a simp, a weirdo and a flake.
For example, two felons work in management at the San Juan VA hospital, and a worker in the security office came to work each day with a GPS monitor because she had taken part in an armed robbery, which a spokesman said was irrelevant since it occurred off-duty. At another VA hospital, a nurse’s aide remains on the payroll as he awaits a manslaughter trial in the beating death of a patient.
Let’s try this again:
* The way this is written, I walk away with the impression that the military is just a business and has no actual purpose.
* Duh, truly understanding music is a g-loaded activity, so those who are good at it, and as we read, you have to be good at it even to be admitted, are generally going to be good at other subjects and disciplines. However, the way this is written, we’re supposed to walk away with the notion that if we give Shitavious a cello, he’ll quit acting Shitaviously.
* Rap and hip-hop are the central focus of the article, but I noticed how easily they conflated religious radio and talk radio with R&HH. And that country music, while permitted, is dismissed as nothing more than date rape, booze and drugs. (That’s unfortunately true about way too much new country, which ironically, is being disturbingly intertwined with rap and hip hop; they call it “bro-country” or “hick hop.”) Also mentioned here is a song whose lyrics I finally noticed here about a year ago.
All that is on top of the usual intersectional wreck between urban white liberals and the black undertow and its official spokesmouths.
* Well, if you had been paying attention, then the obnoxious behavior of anti-racist white allies of yours should not have come as a surprise. The reason they engage in it is because they’re trying to prove their own “moral” bona fides and make themselves out to be better than those sticky icky yucky ducky white people behind the tree and way out there. That kind of attitude pisses off non-white people as much as it pisses me off.
* Target customers pick Target and Wal-Mart for a reason: Because they want to avoid People of Wal-Mart type behavior like weirdos in the wrong restroom. So, when Target starts allowing PoWM-type weirdo behavior under the rubric of social justice, then Target customers will tend not to be customers.
* “Different ethnicity from the Danish.” How different? I think the difference is more vast than subtle.
* Frexit is next. At this rate, Germany will be the only country in the EU, though, that’s pretty much the way it is already; the EU is nothing more than barely disguised economic Greater Germany.
* Headline says all. As far as the last one, I still think that could happen. The only problem is that newer refrigerators are losing their ability to hold on to magnets, some newer ones won’t at all.
* WRPT. Not “twerking,” but “lowriders.” Chicano-Mestizo type Hispanics love lowriders, blacks love highriders.
* I was taught that vibrant life needed an atmosphere that is no less than 16 percent but no more than 25 percent oxygen. I can’t remember the reason for the lower limit, but I do remember that the reason for the upper limit is combustibility. However, now we’re getting science that 10.9% O2 at 813 mya was good enough for a life explosion.
* Very low mass black holes is a speculated explanation for ball lightning.
* If bullying is the parkway to power for alpha males, then campaigns against bullying are parkways to power for the less-than-alpha typical victims of bullies. And therefore, all the bullying we see in anti-bullying campaigns makes sense.
* Some adult beverages are better well aged, but this, um, ridiculous. Even if it is an interesting project.
* This MTC vs Uber battle being waged here, and all the other similar ones in a lot of other cities, over which kind of people get to drive the cars that serve as the functional equivalent of taxis, will soon be settled because it will be moot.