Justice, No Peace. No Justice, Peace.

16 11 2017

Guest post by Puggg

WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a man was stabbed four times by his brother while attending a funeral.

According to the Observer-Reporter, Devontye Walden, 24, wore red to his uncle’s funeral. His attire allegedly angered his brother, Justice.

An argument between the brother escalated and Justice allegedly stabbed his brother four times with a knife.

Devontye said he wore red because his uncle always wore red. However, Justice claimed his brother was wearing gang colors.

Family members told police Devontye is not in a gang.

Devontye was taken to a local hospital before being flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive his injuries.

At this point, charges have not been filed.

I bet his uncle always wore red because the uncle was in a red color gang.

The link to the story.

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Pence Wise.

16 11 2017

Guest post by Puggg

Some of these same people obsessed about sexual harassment today were some of the same people who made fun of Mike Pence for never being in a room with another adult woman without his wife being there at the same time.

Mike Pence has suddenly become the smartest person in politics.





Hilarity Ensued.

16 11 2017

Guest post by Puggg

It starts with an undercover DPD officer pretending to be a dope buyer trying to make a transaction with an undercover DPD officer pretending to be a dope dealer.

But it gets worse.

This is why any good agency, when they go undercover on the local dope business, never do undercover buying and undercover selling at the same time.  At one time, 100% of the focus is either on undercover buying, or undercover selling.  Why?  You read it, because you don’t want to cross wires like this.  This matter in Detroit could have ended very badly, imagine if one of the home owners or residents thought that these were actual dope dealers engaged in a shootout and fighting in front of them, and they got scared and pulled out some kind of gun in fear of their own lives, and these “dope dealers” weren’t actually and knew they were cops, saw the resident pulling out a gun, and then in fear of their own lives, the cops would have shot the civilian.





It’s Not Okay to be White in Chesterfield.

15 11 2017

Guest post by Puggg

It says “white lives matter”.   Since when is that a racial slur?  The principal is flipping out like some student bought a gun to school.





Extra Innings

14 11 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

A few bonus observations on lesser importance news items that I saved, and a few other quips.

* Tony Messenger be like:  “DERP, he’s back.”

Don’t worry, Tony, I’m going to wait for awhile, provided I actually ever improve from my current improved state, and as you all know by now, that’s hardly a given.  Because, if and when the day comes I can resume being a thorn in your side, I want to be an effective PITA.

* I’m so old that I remember when being a goat is something you didn’t want to be.  Now, being the GOAT is something everyone wants to be.

* Twenty years from now, I fully expect to see some ancient Baby Boomer tell us that 90 is the new 80.

* Least Common Multiple: During my involuntary sojourn, usually either Norm or my uncle, or occasionally someone else related to me, would go to where I legally still reside, and fetch my snail mail, and of course really important mail was diverted to my lawyer’s desk. Of course, since it will be awhile before I can either live on my own or drive a car, they will have to keep doing that. Anyway, back in August, one of the pieces of junk snail mail I got was, ironically, considering what I just wrote, a solicitation from the Automobile Association of America (AAA) to join. I know, right? They want me to join a car club in a physical state of being unable to drive a car. One of the items in the envelope was two “AAA” silver sticker decals together, one on top of the other. Hmmm, I thought, six instances of the letter “A” — That could be either two automobile clubs or three drying-out clubs.

* In September, someone stole a small trailer full of tools and hardware owned by St. Louis Habitat For Humanity, the trailer was parked somewhere in the 7000s of Vermont Avenue in either the Carondelet or Patch neighborhood.  My current emotional reaction upon reading the story today with some semblance of my cognitive function restored is somewhere between schadenfreude and irony.

* Ferguson-based Emerson Electric wants to buy Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation. Not only do I think that this would be a merger of somewhat compatible businesses, but I also think that if the merger/buyout/hostile takeover happens, the new combined firm will be based in Milwaukee. That’s because Emerson’s real aim here is to concoct an excuse to move out of the Fergaza Strip — Remember, Emerson’s world HQ is high on an escarpment that overlooks what was Ground Zero.

* Back in August, a 17-year old rapper with the stage name of Tay-K 47 and the legal name of Taymor Travon McIntyre, was bagged and tagged in New Jersey because he went on the lam from a case in Fort Worth, Texas or thereabouts. Since he was extradited back to Texas, he’s been charged with two separate murders. And while he was on the lam in ‘Jersey, he is suspected of violently assaulting a man whose last name is…

…Pepe.

Also during his Garbage State sojourn, he did a rap video which later went viral, which starts with him posing next to his own wanted poster. Because, by the time he did the video, the official authorities already suspected that he was in that area. In the video, he not only pretty much confesses to one of the murders, he also alludes to his own assault against Mr. Pepe. The video’s very title, “The Race,” is an allusion to his decision several months prior to split out and go on the lam.

Which is why I say: If they had brains, they’d truly be dangerous, but thankfully, they’re not that dangerous.

And also, he lost the race. Sure, they can sprint, but not for long.

* Soft Power Empire: The chief political rival and thorn in the side of Andrej Babis, the new Trump-ish Czech prime minister elected several weeks back, is one Jiri Pehe, who was once a high adviser to the Vaclav Havel, who was post-communist Czechoslovakia’s first head of state and then the first head of state for the Czech Republic after the partition.

Jiri Pehe heads up New York University’s satellite campus in Prague.

Like I said, Soft Power Empire.

* Not So Soft Power Empire: Four American soldiers being killed in a terrorist ambush in Niger made Lindsey Graham be like: WTF, we got troops in Niger? Yes, Lindsey, you of Invade-the-world-invite-the-world fame. We have troops in Niger. There is an easy way to tell that we have troops in Niger. Because Niger is a country, and a country NOT named Russia or China.  If it’s a country, and not named Russia or China, then we either have hard or soft power assets there.

And once again, the English language media are falling all over themselves to pronounce Niger the French way (Neeh-GAIR) instead of the English way (NYE-gher). They did this the last time Niger was in the news, back in 2002-3 when Bush 43 et al. claimed that Saddam Hussein tried to buy some uranium cake yellow cake birthday cake from someone in Niger, the media did the same thing. It’s as simple as the fact that they don’t want to screw up and slip up and say the English language version of Niger that has one extra G.

* Jeff Flake is not going to run for re-election. Everything we ever needed to know about him, we found out just a few months into his first and what will be only term in the Senate, when he took his two sons on a “survivalist” vacation on a deserted Pacific Ocean island. At that very time, Flake was one of the Gang Bangers of Eight, trying to flood the country with more people. So, that which he wants for the whole country, every place being more and more crowded, is that which he gets away from when he goes on vacation, in the complete tee total polar opposite sense.

* I know that this is hardly the first time for this kind of thing, but I think the 2017 Virginia Governor’s Race was and should be the textbook archetype of the two credible major party candidates who are in reality so much alike pretending to be so drastically different, and the Exhibit A of the neoreactionary cautionary tale against the farce that is democratic republicanism.

* Not surprising to me at all, about the skill of the Irish. Awhile back, I read a paper that showed that Irish Catholics and Scandinavians are the two ethnic groups in the United States that rate the highest at being able to punch above their weight in terms of political involvement, when controlling for a lot of factors, and it is that controlling which means that Jews did NOT rank highly in that study, that Jews really don’t punch that much above their weight considering their natural advantages.

* The unsustainability of the Olympic Games model in terms of expenses was a problem that became apparent after the tab that Russia ran up to host Sochi 2014, and became obvious the next year when there were only two bids for the 2022 Winters, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, and all the IOC had to do is vote once and whichever got more votes than other got ’em. (Beijing, ICYMI.) The problem became even more starkly apparent in the two years since then, concluding in what the IOC did during my involuntary sojourn. The only two bids for the 2024 Summers were Paris and Los Angeles, both bids were quality and plausible and had roughly equal IOC support, and nobody seemed to be interested in bidding for the 2028 Summers. So the IOC decided on giving either Paris or LA 2024 and the other one gets 2028, and as it was worked out, it’s Paris 2024 and LA 2028. This gives the IOC eight years to figure out what to do about economic sustainability of hosting games, before it has to pick the 2032 Summers host site in 2025. However, before then, in two years, it has to pick the host city of the 2026 Winters, and only seven cities have thought about submitting bids, none actually have yet.

I would imagine that it’s going to shake out that a very small coterie of cities that can host either summer or winter games on a whim and can afford the costs will be chosen to rotate the hosting of the games. Cities that get into the rotisserie will be of the sort where almost all of what would need to be olympic venues are already built and being used for other purposes, and all it would take is minor renovations and spit shine and polish, and of course the logistics. I know that L.A. could host summer games and Salt Lake City could host winter games in short order.

* Why are feminists suddenly on a rampage against sex robots?  Because feminists, largely being low-rent bottom-of-the-totem-pole women on the dating and sex market, already have enough competition from human women to get men to check for them, the last thing they want is even more competition from robotic women.

* There’s a punchline hiding somewhere in here, but damned if I can find it:





Fearful Men

14 11 2017

Boston;  Manhattan

When the Fearless Girl statue was unveiled in the FD of Lower Manhattan, I sarcastically LARPed the SJWs by stating how problematic it was from a social justice perspective for FG to be a cishet white girl, and also succumbing to the bigoted pressure of cisheteronormativity by wearing a dress, and it also engaged in equally problematic subtle fat shaming (microaggression against the overweight) by being a girl of healthy BMI for her age.  I then suggested that FG should have been a morbidly obese trans black girl named L’Booshondria sagging her pants.

I then switched back into reality mode, and told you the reason why FG was a BMI-healthy cishet white girl instead of the more social justice-y options was because she was deliberately sculpted to look like the kind of eight-year old daughter that men who work in that area would have, in order to personalize the political point the statue is trying to make, and make the men feel guilty.

During my involuntary sojourn, we found out that the real commissioner of the statue wasn’t the SJW feminist that sculpted it, but instead, some Boston-based financial services firm called State Street, which, also during my absence, we found out was in over its neck with actual blatant sex discrimination in hiring and promotion, and it settled for a YUGE BIGLY sum.  Proving that the FG statue was their manufactured look squirrel diversion.  As social justice warriorism often is.

fearlessgirl

Not L’Booshondria





My Unique Take on the Vegas Nutbar

14 11 2017

Las Vegas

In that which we see that gambling can be as addictive as chemical substances, because they light up the same section of the brain. (“Talking about brain mechanics, in your condition? GTFOH~!!!!!1”). Especially if upper middle aged accountants and former IRS agents/auditors of very comfortable means who know full well that the house always wins get addicted to gambling anyway, losing all their shirts in the process, and react to it all out of revenge on a city built on gambling by mowing down a lot of people at a non-gambling mass outdoor event held in that city. Don’t buy the boo sheet that he was making a nice steady stream of income from video poker, because if he found a way to beat the house on a steady consistent basis, some nice security men would have tossed him out of the joint and told him never to come back, just like they do to card counters. Remember, the house always wins.

I’ve also stated here in the past that gambling, either public (lotteries) or private (casinos), is a revenue collection service on those who are unable to grasp probability and statistics.

Moral crusading against gambling by Christians over the decades and centuries has had nothing to do with Christianity, (Hint: No affirmative prohibition against gambling can be found in either the OT or NT), and everything to do with attaching an extra-Biblical quasi-Biblical secular moral imperative against people profiting from addiction and ignorance. It’s the same reason there are laws against dealing crack on the street corner and marketing snake oil as medicine.

I also thought of the angle that the nutbar’s near-elderly age is significant, because it plays into and relates to and is a causation-not-correlation with the fact that he became a dangerous high stakes gambler and he went out with the “bangs” that he did, another high stakes move, (i.e. “I’m close to natural death age anyway, so what do I really have to lose?”), but I see that Andy Nowicki independently thought of that, therefore ixnay on that being a unique take.

Note that I’m taking the details of this saga at face value; I am not yet investing much credence to the three plausible theories that our sector fancies that nutbar was: (1) A recent convert to Islam and ISIS soldier, (2) The hobby horse theory at /pol/ that nutbar was a principal in some sort of Gunrunner/F&F operation for the Feds and something about it went very haywire, and (3) Ann Coulter’s theory that he was just your random black market firearms mogul and was laundering the profits through the Mandalay Bay’s video poker machines.  The more time goes on, the better a fit that “frustrated high stakes loser” becomes rather than any of these three theories.