Week Two (Guest Post By Puggg)

26 07 2017

Okay, like I promised, here’s the post for the second week, because it’s already been a week tonight since it happened.

I’ll make my status update for tonight the first comment.





Puggg’s Mid Week Wrap-Up

26 07 2017

Guest post by Puggg

Yeah, it’s me again.  I know how much you loved it on Sunday.  So I’m back with a middle of the week version.

1. They’re kidding themselves if they think that trees and shrubs and bushes and a little extra concrete and changing the striping and doodling around with the stop lights will make a difference.  Remember a story our normal host had here a few months ago?  Natural Bridge Avenue through the city is probably the most dangerous part of the country when it comes to murders.  So it is my take that the reason it is so bad when it comes to car on car and car on pedestrian accidents or “accidents” is related to the reason why it’s so bad for murders.  And we all know what it is.

2. See how they try to make this the victims’ fault?  They were just sitting in their cars, not driving them.

3. When lesbian “marriage” collides with black crime.

4. I think what’s really going on here is that they’re trying to find a way to set a lower bar for the black districts.  But with the matter of being able to transfer from non accredited districts still being hot, as we’ve all read here over the last few years from our usual host, I don’t mind at all.  Do whatever you can to keep them accredited.

5. I saved up four stories about the Somalian cop in Minneapolis.  Here, and here, and here, and here.  The mystery to me is that in his early 30s, he was making pretty good money doing property management around these parts, mainly in the Metro East, but getting close to mid life, he all of a sudden decides to shift gears and go into law enforcement?  That the bad vibes part of the whole story.  Ordinarily, it would cause the brass of any department or agency or office he would be trying to join a lot of concern.  But we all know why everyone looked the other way.

6. This is bush league of you, Trump.

7. The first thing I thought when I heard about this San Antonio illegal immigrant truck tragedy is that the driver is a professional coyote-smuggler.  There’s something else to know about him.

8. A bit surprising to me, because I thought Trump was cool with the whole LGBTQ program.

9. Remember the prediction our host made a few weeks ago?  It’s not true yet, but stuff like this should make us all think that it will happen.

10.  I know they mature faster, but if he’s really 14, then I’m still 14.





Detroit Riots, 50th Anniversary

24 07 2017

Guest post by Puggg

It was July 23 through 28, 1967, which means we’re in the thick of the half century anniversary as of now.

Here’s a video of the view today of some of the worst areas for rioting back in 1967.





Puggg’s Sunday Wrap-Up And Open Thread

23 07 2017

Guest post by Puggg

As I promised, as our usual host recovers, I’m going to do my own version of the Sunday wrap-up.

1. The California community college system is mulling getting rid of algebra as a requirement. Pardon me, but don’t we do algebra in high school? Sometimes in middle school? I remember California wants to make all 8th graders do algebra, so what’s good for the 8th grade goose is bad for the junior college gander? Using my reasoning, they wouldn’t have been able to make it to junior college if they didn’t pass algebra to make it out of the 8th grade, so they should be able to pass a second time what they passed the first time. Also, they’re putting this as an issue for “people of color.” We all know who they’re talking about.

2. Oh boy, imagine if this was done fairly and across the board. We all know why enforcement will be a single edged sword.

3. It’s interesting, but I don’t have anything to say about it other than the way the headline is written, it makes you think that only men could take the deal, while reading the story informs us that both men and women have the offer.

4. Because this happened to someone who is in the same line of work as I am, this made our gossip grapevines.  And I can tell you that the reason why the lesbians fought was the belly button ring to begin with.  Plain words, that’s why the fight started, because of the belly button ring.  This makes it sound like the belly button ring was incidental to the whole fight, when it was the fight.

5. This is being talked about in a lot of places because of the clickbait nature of it. But what’s weird about it is that he’s accusing them of racism because they didn’t get out of his way. Usually their gripe is that you’re racist if you do get out of their way, if you are walking toward each other, and if you cross the street, he’ll say you’re racist because you’re thinking he’s about to do something criminal to you. They’re good for finding grounds to complain either way.

6. The restaurant wasn’t some fast food joint, so the waiters and staff had to figure that if she was walking in and sitting down and ordered something, that there was a good chance she was going to walk out without paying.  I mean, come on, how many 18 year old black gals who look like that have that kind of money?

7. If they didn’t want that kind of stress, then they would not have reared sons and daughters to do that kind of damage which causes them that kind of stress. To me, those are chickens coming home to roost.

8. Bill Nye turned into Oprah?  Oprah wants old white people to die, Bill Nye wants old people in general to die. They all think that old people hanging around is holding them all back from their supposed mythical utopias, but I’ve been hearing that sort of line all my life, and old people have been dying off for as long as I’ve been alive, and we haven’t hit utopia yet.  What I think Bill Nye really means is that old people aren’t voting for Democrats, and if we can just get them out of the way, Democrats will win, and we’ll live in an environmentalist paradise. There was probably a time when today’s old people were young people and said that the old people who were old when they were young needed to die out before they could have their utopia.

9. I think I know what OJ Simpson is going to do now that he’s free from the joint.  Hint:  Who was one of his defense lawyers during the murder trial?

10. Yeah, that’s right, keep on doing this, and you won’t have to worry about breaking into the hoosegow, because someone will willingly bring you in.  From the grapevine, these are a combination of local BLM and Antifa.  I’ve done my tour on jail guard duty, and even a close to 100% white jail, and I’m referring to jail, not prison, is a place where you really don’t want to be.

11. Our host predicted this, and whenever he gets coherent enough to start understanding such things, I’m sure he’ll feel vindicated.

This is also an open thread, so if any of you have some interesting stuff from the week to put your two cents in, by all means be my guest.





Pray For Our Host (Guest Post By Puggg)

20 07 2017

Guest post by Puggg

Yes, this is the same Puggg who sometimes writes comments here.

I am one of the very few people other than his close relations that gets contacted if something serious happens to our host, our blogmeister. Some time back, he trusted me with his important internet passwords, including e-mail accounts and the password to this blog, which is how I can even be writing and uploading this post at all.

Last night, late in the evening, I got such a call. He was sent to an emergency room, I know which one it is but I won’t say, with a serious head injury. Using my law enforcement powers, I back tracked the whole thing, from the nurses at this ER, who put me in touch with the paramedics who brought him there. The paramedics told me what happened as far as they were concerned, and pointed me to the black and whites (local police department officers) who responded to the scene. They told me their part and read from their report. From there, I called a few of the witnesses who provided their names and stories to the responding officers, and that took care of the whole story.

It goes like this:

Last night, in about the middle of the evening, around quarter to nine, which was around 25 minutes after sunset, our blogmeister and others were leaving an event at a private residence, again, I know where it happened, but I won’t say because of privacy, and because of snoops and trolls. It was probably one of these networking dinners that business and professional types go to all the time. A few of the people, including our blogmeister, made their way to their parked cars, and were on the street side of the drivers side doors of their cars. Our blogmeister was one of them. Well, what happened was that some slow moving car hit him head on, knocking him to the pavement where of course his head hit the pavement. The driver of the car, according to the witnesses, seemed to be “looking at a device” in their own words instead of looking ahead at the street, which means he, and he is a white man, was texting and driving, or paying attention to his phone while trying to drive. The detectives for this department have already put in a request to the driver’s cell phone service carrier, and if, or rather, when, they show that it was being used at the time the witnesses report he hit him, that may be grounds to request the filing of criminal charges against the driver, though Missouri laws in this area are rather weak and charges aren’t exactly a sure thing.

I am writing this in the noon hour on Thursday, the day after the evening this happened, and the last I checked, which was right about noon, he is still unconscious.

I will provide updates as they come, and I will also be answering e-mails that are submitted to this blog, and also e-mails sent to his personal account and business account.





Murray’s Straw

19 07 2017

Washington, D.C.

Rush:

Today the San Francisco Chronicle: “Why Universal Basic Income is Gaining Support, Critics.” Apparently — and I knew it wasn’t a one-off. I knew when Zuckerberg did this that it wasn’t just something he thought of the night before amd decided to mention the speech. I knew it was a campaign. It’s what the left does. They come up with campaigns. They strategize these things months, years in advance. Zuckerberg was the rollout of it.

The next aspect of the rollout is today in the San Francisco Chronicle, in which many renowned thinkers — including many libertarians — are eager to sign up and support this. The libertarians, one of them is Charles Murray, who is one of the most profound sociologists and political scientists in the country. Many people have assumed that Murray is conservative. He’s actually more libertarian. But he says this is a great idea if the guaranteed universal basic income replaces all welfare, all food stamps.

And I think they’re reading Murray’s support for UBI all wrong, “they” include Murray himself.

The Charles Murray who now advocates UBI, or rather recognizes the inevitability of it, isn’t doing so because of or in spite of his right-libertarian ideology.  The Charles Murray who is doing so is doing so because Charles Murray is the co-author of the most important book about burgeoning and ossifying inequality written in my lifetime, although, since hardly anyone actually read the book in question, hardly anyone actually knows it’s about burgeoning and ossifying inequality.

To put it another way, the straw stirring Murray’s UBI drink is inequality, not libertarianism.

As for Zuckerberg, I think his motivation is far less sincere.  I think he’s trying to paper over burgeoning and ossifying inequality in a superficial sense, so that people don’t notice how unequal the scales are in favor of people like Mark Zuckerberg.





No Force Field Immunity

19 07 2017

CWE

Happens all the time ’round here in Dindutown, yet this particular incident is newsworthy.

Are we to think that the fact that the happenstance that the victim works for BJC, or the happenstance that she was in a parking garage in the BJC/WUMed/PharmCol complex, gave her and the area some sort of force field of immunity?  The same kind of people that rape very elderly women and mow down toddlers are going to show respect to hospitals?