Of, By and For the Zuck

19 01 2017

Kauai, Hawaii

The editorial bent being used here is that Zuck is hypocritical because he wants more personal and real estate privacy even though Faceberg is where privacy goes to die.

I’m more curious that Zuck is hypocritical because he’s a xenophile, yet he wants fewer people to interact with his Hawaiian real estate.  (A hypocrisy not unique to him.)

In both illustrations of hypocrisy, they actually aren’t hypocritical.  There is a common denominator.  That being Mark Zuckerberg’s self-aggrandizement.





Called It

18 01 2017

Clayton

McCulloch:  No felonies.

Me, about a month ago:  It’s all a bluff.

A bluff that spun out of control for about a month.





Now Watch

18 01 2017

Manhattan; Washington, D.C.

Well, why wouldn’t he?

Because:

now-watch

That is, until our favorite native St. Louisan slash high school class of 1995er (and no, I’m not talking about me) bounces him off.  Andrew Torba already has the accounts reserved for him.

#GetOnGab





Why I’m #NRx

18 01 2017

Washington, D.C.

It’s time to strap on the ole syllogistic feed bag.

These two things are simultaneously true:

(1) The Obama Administration has been a roaring success in terms of implementing the Obama agenda.

(2) His legislative resume has been the thinnest in a long time, and is thinner than one-term Presidents Carter and Bush 41.  Furthermore, for the most part, his relationship with Congress has been strained during his time as President.

What’s the conclusion?





Misnomer

18 01 2017

Rialto, California

DC:

ACLU Official Mocks Elderly White People, Tells Them They Have ‘Five Years Left’

An official for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California mocked elderly white people at a city council meeting last week, telling them they had “five years left.”

Rialto, California, held a regularly scheduled city council meeting last Tuesday after a city councilman apologized for planning an event to discuss the possibility of Rialto becoming a “sanctuary city.”

Luis Nolasco, a community engagement and policy advocate for the ACLU of Southern California, stood up to speak at the city council meeting and attacked many of the white people present, saying they are not actual residents of Rialto.

Nolasco said, “This is my town.”

He said that the important part of the sanctuary city discussion is “who are the people we are talking about.”

The ACLU official said that “the people in this room are not representative of Rialto. Sorry to break it, but growing up here white people were the minority.”

“The reality is that black and Latinos are the majority of the city, and that is representative of the city, and that’s going to continue to be the case for future generations,” Nolasco, 26, added.

The city of Rialto is 72.4 percent Latino, according to a 2015 Census estimate.

The headline is a misnomer.  If not something of a deception.  The proximate causation of his enmity isn’t that he is an ACLU official, it’s that he is a Latino.

Also notice the part where he brings up this bit that “blacks and Latinos are the majority of the city,” yet we find out that Latinos by themselves are 72.4% of the city.  All that’s about is a cute attempt to goose rhetoric deceptively to try to get blacks to join the Latino side against whites.  Because as we all know, in southern California, Latinos really love blacks.





Key Takeaways

17 01 2017

Jefferson City

The key takeaways from Greitens’s first SOTS were:  Hair braiding, and COBOL.

And that just about everyone who stood up to cheer his call for major legislative ethics reform with teeth don’t want any part of it.  I do think that Greitens and Hawley are going to team up to do whatever they can do in terms of enforcement and prosecutions to bring down the hammer, and I think they’ll both have conversations with whoever Trump appoints as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri (the Kansas City-based district has jurisdiction over Jefferson City) to see what the Feds can do.

From what I saw, watching the stream off of Missouri Net, (formerly known as the Nixon News Network), is that the non-legislative crowd in the house was way smaller than it was in the last two years, of course, I was there for the last two years, and the circus atmosphere in the rotunda, with the assembled media and the food vendors and tables, was absent.  It seemed more like a ghost town.

Missouri Net also had Brian Hauswirth instead of Mike Lear be the lead anchor.  That was a bit curious.  But since Lear loved to follow Jay Nixon around like a lost puppy dog, I don’t think he wanted to do it this year.  For all I know, he might not even be at Missouri Net anymore.





By Definition

17 01 2017

Jefferson City

As I’m pretty far away from home, and no longer professionally invested in the public affairs of the state capital and state government, I won’t be in attendance at Gov. Eric Greitens’s first state of the state address.  I’ll probably watch the stream for a little bit.

I do know that he’s going to have a very tough act to follow, because we know how Jay Nixon always had the ability to keep people riveted and bring people to their knees, with his world-famous hellfire-and-brimstone speaking style.