Correlation Without Causation

26 04 2017

Ferguson

Are we supposed to walk away from reading this thinking that the Ferguson municipal courts, ran badly before August 9, 2014, and ran badly after August 9, 2014, slaughtered GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS?





MissingLink Strikes Again

25 04 2017

Downtown West

Union Station.

Developing hot, dot dot dot.





If Anyone Knows

24 04 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Am I it on a stick when it comes to St. Louis-based and at least partially focused Alt-Right nodes?





Ferris Dindu’s Day Off

24 04 2017

Downtown

My good buddy (ahem, ahem, cough, cough), doesn’t really seem to say anything in his latest op-ed.

So I guess I’ll have to ride to his rescue, as friends often do.

Murder doesn’t take a day off around here because we can’t seem to get rid of our dindus.   Mind you, our dindus, for some odd reason, have been especially agitated over the last five years, especially over the last three years, for some reason I can’t seem to (cough, cough, Trayvon) put my fingers on (cough, cough, Fergaza Strip).

They won’t even take a Sunday night off.

I do see something a wee bit contradictory here.  Messenger, in a round about way, claims that Dotson is just peddling excuses when, among other things, he leans on the “weak gun laws” crutch, but then, just a few words later, he gushes all over Lyda’s “courage” because she stayed in the city and “started a political career” to combat violence.  Putting the pieces together, most of her anti-violence political energy ever since she first won alderwoman in 1997 was been to caterwaul about guns.

Backing up for a moment, Messenger alludes to Dotson leaning on the crutch of “pointing out that the city’s homicide numbers are skewed compared to most big cities because of the city’s separation from St. Louis County.”  That’s the excuse the CVC cooked up more than three years ago, and it only took me a few moments to blow through it.

One more thing:

Politics won’t fix the city’s murder problem. Neither will a new chief. The challenge is greater than that. Step one is to follow the advice of Dan Isom, the chief who preceded Dotson.

“How much do you care about every person who has lost their life in the city of St. Louis?” Isom asked at a mayoral forum in February. Each of the 47 people who as of Friday had lost their lives in the city has a story. They were utility workers and sportsmen. They were students and basketball players. They were husbands, and wives, who leave behind, perhaps, a spouse who will dedicate her life to solving the violence that has plagued this Midwestern city for decades.

The problem is that Isom is the only person of major public consequence who wants us to think about the victims.  Because if we actually did start thinking about the victims, then we’ll notice things and conclude that most of them are the same kind of thugs that murdered them.  Most of the rest are innocent white people, which then forces us to think about anti-white hate crimes, which of course ((())) and Co. absolutely don’t want.





We’re Blinding Them With Science

22 04 2017

Downtown

The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

That’s how Oxford University defines “science” in terms of American English.

So, as I look at the P-D’s photo set for today’s “March for Science” downtown, why do I see:

* Equal rights
*  LGBTQIA
*  Planned Parenthood
*  Make It Legal (i.e. marijuana) (Ever read medical literature about marijuana?  It’s none too kind, and wouldn’t invoke the spirit of legalization. — Ed.)
*  Bill Nye 4 President
*  Trump is a Russian puppet (Unfortunately, recent events are popping that bubble — Ed.)

Methinks some people confound “politics” for “science.”

 





The World’s Most Dangerous Job Is Cutting Off a Dindu’s Utilities

20 04 2017

Hamilton Heights

I bet that’s what this was about.

UPDATE 3 PM

No disconnection, they were digging to install a meter.

A little birdie tells me that this was probably an anti-white hate crime.  The two dead workers are white, and of course, the suspect, well, usual suspect.





Third Piece Falls

19 04 2017

Downtown West

Dotson resigning.

Lyda promised during the campaign that she wouldn’t fire him.  And I don’t think this is a de facto dismissal, in as much as it is Dotson throwing himself on the sword.  As it is, since long termers Francis Slay and Jennifer Joyce as Mayor and Circuit Attorney are both now in the political graveyard, I’m thinking Dotson thought it would be the honorable thing to do.  I did not hear any credible back channel gossip that suggested that Lyda promising to keep Dotson was merely a public front for some kind of private back room deal that was consummated today.

Bet on the next Chief being a woman, because now we have women as both Mayor and Circuit Attorney, (not to mention Comptroller).  Because, GRRLPOWER.

Dotson is only 47, so I imagine he’ll try to hook on to another law enforcement job or try his hand at politics.  He did want to run for Mayor this time around, but the Slay-Lyda Machine scared off all legitimate white contenders not named Lyda.