Saturday, January 28, 2017

I'm running late

Data.  Go.

'Diversity' training, or

'Why so many people are having problems.  And why more and more people hate the progzis."
This mandatory orientation event was designed to help us appreciate our diversity as a student body during the first week of classes. But what did it really accomplish? In compressing us into isolated communities based on our race, religion or gender, the minister belittled every other piece of our identities. He faced a crowd of singular young adults and essentially told them that their heritage outweighed their humanity.  The message was clear: know your kind and stick to it. Don’t risk offending people from other backgrounds by trying to understand their worldviews.
Hey, it's easier to rule people when you have them hating each other. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Once again it is time

to get to your studies.

He supports muslim countries where they actually KEEP SLAVES,

and then says this crap:
The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Wednesday that refusing to accept Muslim refugees is the moral equivalent of slavery.
Let it be noted that this organization supports muslim terrorists, etc., and then bitches about how nasty the US is for fighting said terrorists.  Etc.

Screw you, you slimy bastard.

A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community — and leaves patients in fear
Tell you what: a doctor is illegally prescribing or selling meds, investigate, arrest, and prosecute.  When he's helping patients in pain, leave it the hell alone on the legal side.

Which includes telling the DEA to stop telling people what meds and how much they'll be allowed to prescribe.
The medical community’s battle over painkillers burst out into the open in late 2015, when the New England Journal of Medicine published a commentary in which two doctors argued that chronic pain patients should focus not on reducing the intensity of their pain, but on their emotional reactions to it.

The authors, Dr. Jane C. Ballantyne, the president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, and Dr. Mark D. Sullivan, argued patients should pursue “coping and acceptance strategies that primarily reduce the suffering associated with pain and only secondarily reduce pain intensity.”
Having known a couple of people over the years who had to take serious meds for really nasty pain, said two doctors can go piss up a rope.  'Emotional reactions' my ass.

Metallic hydrogen.  Interesting.  All the 'It can do ALL THIS!' stuff remains to be seen, including if it'll stay in metallic form once the pressure is removed.

This is encouraging as hell.  Especially with that Mexican border problem.

Ah, Comrade Mayor, such a shit you are.

Ah, screw the news, I need to clean the house a bit.  And roll some ammo.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

"Because I voted for retribution."

Say what?  Well, that's just a taste.
This same indifference that helped Trump carry the election has continued into the early days of his administration. With it comes a refreshingly freeing state of mind. Personally, I don't feel in any way responsible for Trump, nor do I feel compelled to defend him against attack.

Why? Because I voted for retribution.

"He's think-skinned and petty!" shrieks the left. "He takes everything personally!"
Good, I say. I want him to take attacks personally and deal out payback. I know I won't be the target, you will be.

"He's unpresidential! He'll destroy the integrity of the office!"
No, that's already happened. Remember, you elected a shit-talking jackass who takes selfies at state funerals when he's not giving stealth middle fingers to his opponents during debates. There is no dignity of the office, not after Clinton and Obama.

"He's a narcissist! He's got totalitarian impulses!"
Yes, he's basically a mirror version of Obama. Except now, he'll be working for what I want. The end justifies the means. You taught me that.
There's more.  Oh my yes.  And I suspect this covers a lot of people:
And this is where everything funnels down to the very nexus of my change in attitude from "Do unto others" to "I will do unto you what you do unto me."

It's two words: Memories Pizza.

It was that moment that everything changed for me--not only the harassment, fake Yelp reviews and the death threats that forced them to temporarily close up shop--oh, that was bad enough, but the most powerful man on Earth bullying a couple of small town pizza owners from Indiana simply for expressing an opinion on a hypothetical asked of them by a reporter with a malicious agenda? That was when I snapped.

"Oh, that'll work GREAT!

David, you're a GENIUS!"
Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him — and by hearing from one of his arch-nemeses.
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), held a session on “speaking to those who feel invisible in rural America," according to the schedule. Other sessions were along similar lines: “Listening to those feel unheard” and “Rising America — They feel unheard too.”
You want the short version of this?
On Wednesday evening, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led a wine and cheese reception, then got a history show about Harper’s Ferry called “September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril.”

Democrats did not allow reporters to attend.
Gee, I wonder why...

Remember that horror story about the broadcast-on-Facebook rape?

I was right.
Two Afghan migrants revealed as those arrested over horrific three-hour rape streamed on Facebook Live in Sweden

One of these days, if the Swedish authorities don't stop playing PC games, the Sons of Odin aren't going to be a fringe group; they're going to be the ones doing the defending.  And the authorities will catch hell for A: trying to stop them and B: not taking care of things themselves.

Trump really wants to do some good, start by firing every lawyer

in the DoJ who took part in this.
At the time of the May 2016 order, Hanen noted that the DOJ “has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts. It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements.” The DOJ provided only the explanation that its lawyers “lost focus” or that the “fact[s] receded in memory or awareness.” He opined that the misrepresentations were made on “multiple occasions” and started at “the very first hearing this Court held.” He said he was mislead both in writing and in statements made in open court. 
Hanen called the government’s conduct “intentionally deceptive” and ordered U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to file a comprehensive plan “to prevent this unethical conduct from ever occurring again.” He added, Lynch must make sure that “Justice Department trial lawyers tell the truth—the entire truth.” He also barred the DOJ lawyers who had appeared in the case from ever appearing before his court again.
If you or I did this, it'd be called perjury, and we'd face jail.  These bastards should be disbarred(if the Bar Assoc. actually cares about honesty), and fired.  Preferably prosecuted as well.

Yes, I've posted on this before; it still pisses me off.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

From Madam Hoyt: Surviving the Cult

I must say however that even in my extreme of losing my cool, I never even THOUGHT of marching on Washington wearing knit representations of genitalia on my head.  I considered running for regional office, something that’s still on the books, if writing stops paying or doesn’t pay enough to justify the effort, only I’d make a very bad politician because “Are you out of your frickin’ minds” is a terrible campaign slogan.

I certainly didn’t start demonstrating against Obama the day he was elected.  In fact, even in 2012, I talked back from the ledge friends who thought his election would destroy the future they had planned.  You can’t live through several revolutions or in a seriously corrupt country without knowing “there is always a way around the rules” and “Most political changes are undone.  Some just take longer than others.”  (Yes, even Venezuela shall be free-er and prosperous again, but that’s a different case as their culture really lends itself to Caudillo regimes.)

But I confess that the behavior of the left, since November, has me breathless.
Having just had another encounter with "It's different when WE do it!" types, and "If you don't believe in man-cause climate change, you don't believe in science!" and the other crap, this resonated.

My adopted brother, Charlie Martin, says his problem is that Trump has opened the bag of idiots.  My real problem is that any republican winning would have done so — yes, even Romney.  Even Kasich — the only difference being that instead of pussy hats, the women-against-objectification would have worn whole body vulva suits.  With Trump it’s genitalia head gear, because he used the word “pussy.”  This is so much worse than Clinton being a serial rapist and his wife enabling him for… reasons. Don’t ask them the reasons, because that would force them to think, and they’ll just scream things at you like “my body my choice” and “you are afraid of vaginas.”  I demonstrably am not, as I haven’t done anything drastic to mine, but those are the things they say to avoid thinking. Mantras.

Which brings us to cults.
Yes, it does.

It brings us to people who thought President "I have a pen and a phone!" was just wonderful, but Trump using executive orders makes him a tyrant.  People who had no problem with Bill Clinton using an intern for sex, but "Trump is a RAPIST!"  And they really don't like being asked how they can say that when they ignore, or make excuses for, both sexual harassment and quite possible rape by Clinton.

And asking them about Hillary heading the Bimbo Eruption Squad to destroy women who had the bad manners to actually talk about their affairs with Bill, or him pushing them for sex, seriously pisses them off.

Because "That's DIFFERENT!"

Which leads me to this piece on a book by a Obama guy who had- has- problems with what Obama & Co. said vs. what they actually did.  For instance, on the same-sex marriage 'change of heart':
For cynics, it’s easy to conclude that President Obama is a liar, or that all of his statements come with an expiration date. But for Wear, a true believer, the conveniently timed, unpersuasively explained change of heart challenges the public persona Obama constructed during the 2008 campaign.

“I was forced to ask myself, would he really have used religious language to convince voters of something he did not believe?” Wear writes. “If the president did believe in and support same-sex marriage in 2007 or even earlier, his repeated assertions that he did not were a direct rebuke to the type of politics he said was possible. To let stand the claim that he supported gay marriage all along is to choose political gain over the integrity of the president’s own words.”
He's an Obama Believer, and can't simply acknowledge that either
The bastard lied, or
The bastard will say or do whatever he thinks will work best at the time.  Hell, he might eve make himself BELIEVE that whatever he says now is all that counts.
Because if he acknowledges either one, he won't be a Believer anymore.

This really got to him too, about choosing someone to deliver the invocation in 2009:
Wear describes increasingly tense negotiations that climax when a senior staffer at “one of our country’s leading LGBT rights groups” is asked what kind of religious leader would be deemed acceptable to replace Giglio. The reply was, “Honestly, if it is a Christian, we will find something on him, and make him famous.” Giglio withdrew.

Wear’s conclusion is succinct and disturbing: “In 2009, our diversity demanded we accept that there will be voices we disagree with in public spaces. In 2013, diversity required us to expel all dissent.”
Because the Cult demands sacrifice.  And real free speech, sacrificing it comes easy to some.

Which brings us to the encounter earlier today.  Some clown at the National Park Service(they're saying a former employee who still had access; frankly, I don't know if they can be believed) put up some political tweets, and the NPS got slapped down for it.  The people I was speaking with thought this was an attack on free speech by the Tyrant Trump; but I guarantee that if the NPS had put up tweets conflicting with what Obama believed in(or at least said he did), they'd have had fits.  There was also some of the now-standard "Man-caused change or you're anti-Science!" crap.  And a new addition: any news site that carries information they don't approve of is a 'alt-right mouthpiece'.
  And I'm really sick of all of it.

And where it'll all lead, I don't know.  But it might be really bad.  Because some of these people are doing real damage to our politics, especially in regard to dealing with other countries, and that never goes well.  But they don't care, because they're serving the Cult.

“We have been fighting to remove the headscarf, why are these stupid women putting them on?”

Because they're PC-brained idiots.

And a bunch of them are also disgusting human beings.
Hotel staffers who crossed protest barricades to treat a heart-attack victim outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington this weekend were treated to jeers and anti-Trump slogans by protesters.
As the video shows, Women’s March participants targeted hotel guests, staffers and private security with accusations of racism as police officers struggled to keep the peace.
Protesters gave middle fingers to hotel guests peering out of windows above and hotel guests leaving the five-star hotel were singled out as “racists.”
“They all voted for Trump,” a woman explained to another protester.
A: You don't know that.
B: You're a bigoted asshat.  Also,

I still don't like or trust him, but I'll admit some good things

are being done.  Finally.
Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
That this didn't happen a long time ago is as good a demonstration of the 'Don't give a crap'(possibly "but they're on our side") attitude of the Obama administration.

Hope a whole bunch of the corrupt, uncaring asshats at VA are real nervous.

This is good.
Now, Makoto Miyazaki, a radiologist at Fukushima Medical University, and Ryugo Hayano, a University of Tokyo physicist, have taken the thousands of data points from the Date dosimeters and compared them with the ground-level estimates from the helicopter data. The scientists concluded that actual radiation doses were roughly 15% of what the helicopters were measuring, scaled to ground level, they reported last month in the Journal of Radiological Protection. That’s four times less radiation than what the Japanese government was previously assuming.

Meanwhile, in Californicated,
Faced with a massive failure on the state’s part to pay out pensions to public servants, California Governor Jerry Brown has opted to do what Democrats do best: raise taxes. The targets this time are gas and vehicle registration, which are expected to go up by 42% and 141% respectively. After 9 years of taxes going up by 50% in the state, it is obvious that this will do nothing but irritate Californians even further as they are penalized for Sacremento’s inability to get its act together:

In Indiana, educationindoctrination:
School teachers handed the worksheet out to seventh-graders at the middle school, which depicts a 20-year-old woman named Ahlima who says she feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law, which historically oppresses women and members of the LGBT community and encourages violence against those who stray from the strict religious code.

TheBlaze obtained a copy of the worksheet in question from concerned parents in the district, and some of the worksheet’s contents openly defend polygamy, female subjugation, and Sharia law.
The excuse:
The creator of the worksheet and president of the InspirEd Educators curriculum Sharon Coletti said the worksheet is far from an indoctrination attempt, but is instead supposed to help students independently identify stereotypes and developed the worksheet 20 years ago based on an interview she saw of a Muslim woman who voiced a positive outlook on Sharia law.
'Help identify stereotypes'.  Really?  Unless there was some serious discussion involved, bullcrap.  And if there was, I'd think she'd have pointed it out.

Bad.  Very.  And the lack of information about the rapists leads to certain beliefs based on past actions by the Swedish authorities.

If this was a bunch of 'refugees', that fuse to the explosion just got shorter.

'Administration for Children's Services'.  Wonderful.
Little Mikey Guzman lived in a Queens house of horrors where child welfare workers had found cuts, welts and bruises on some of his siblings, as well as signs of sexual abuse, before the 5-year-old was discovered dead, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday.

The city Administration for Children’s Services had investigated the family 13 times, and substantiated abuse or neglect in eight instances, yet never took any of the six children away, the sources said.
Of course there's an investigation:
“We are focused on the critical issues of whether there continue to be systemic and preventable problems at ACS that place children in danger and whether ACS has implemented necessary changes noted in DOI’s prior investigations,” DOI chief Mark Peters said in a statement.
Answer: YES.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Larry Correia: "My comment was the left wants to silence the right. The right wants the left to keep talking

so everybody can see how full of shit they are."And some of the left is working hard to help.
Democrats must provide “training” that focuses in part on teaching Americans “how to be sensitive and how to shut their mouths if they are white,” urged the executive director of Idaho’s Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, who is white.
“It makes me sad that we’re even having that conversation and that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed,” Brown said. “I’m a white woman, I don’t get it. 
My job is to listen and be a voice and shut other white people down when they want to interrupt.”
And so on.  Including this prize:
Another candidate said black Americans are now living with “justified fear” of being killed after Donald Trump was elected president.
Sure.  If they're either fucking idiots, or kids who've been terrorized by their parents.

"ANY excuse to ban guns is good,

no matter how hypocritical."
So of course they want it both ways:
"I moved near this shooting range, and guns are loud, so I want it closed!" goes with
"Guns are loud, and that's a safety feature, don't let the gun nuts quiet them down!"

They also demonstrate further ignorance of what they speak of:
Further proliferation of silencers would also have the commercial benefit of boosting gun sales, because most existing guns do not have the threaded barrels necessary to attach them.
Because they never heard of threading barrels, or adapters, or- for some firearms- getting a threaded barrel and dropping it in.


Monday, January 23, 2017

My house keys had been missing

for about 24 hours.  Looked everywhere they could possibly have fallen/been dropped/whatever.

About twenty minutes ago I picked up a jacket I'd already checked three times, and they fell out.

That brownie my daughter suspects has an annoying sense of humor.

Finest way to drive the media weenies nuts:

ignore their "Who's on first" rules.
And, lo, it came to pass Monday that all their fears were realized. Did the new President sent red-hatted mobs to smash printing presses and hijack the cable news to run non-stop ads for Trump Steaks? Even worse. In his first official White House press briefing, Sean Spicer called on reporters from the wrong side of the tracks.
Apparently, in an unwritten rule precious only to careerist Beltway journos, the Press Secretary calls on an Associated Press reporter first then follows with questions to other large media companies. For the first time, Spicer chose less storied agencies for the first handful of questions. Did he blacklist journalists from CNN, the New York Times, etc? No, he got to them a few minutes later. In fact, Spicer stayed as long as the reporters wanted, answering questions for well over an hour.

What so appalled the press was that Spicer upset the media’s caste system. After calling on the New York Post, he went to CBN (Christian cable network), Univision (Spanish-language channel), Fox Business Network, and American Urban Radio Networks (African-American focused service). He also announced the creation of “Skype seats” that will allow reporters who live 50 miles or more from Washington DC to ask questions.
Apparently that noise I heard earlier today wasn't wind, it was the wailing drifting out of various media headquarters.

This is really a good move.  It both pisses off the media weenies who've been actively working against Trump, and opens the conferences up to more questions from what might actually be reporters.

Borrowing "You DO know who invented that, don't you?",

as this is his birthday.  Some of his accomplishments listed here.

Mr. Browning, I own a couple of your developments; thank you.

Yes, it does.

Wonder if any of them have the brains to realize it, or if they're just unwilling to deal with this?
“The media took it lying down for eight years when the press secretary of other people in the Obama administration explicitly said false things about Benghazi, lied about the extent of the IRS targeting of conservatives, lied about cash transfers to Iran, bragged about making an echo chamber to pass the Iran deal, and had a president himself saying repeatedly ‘If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it’ a gazillion times while millions of people lost their healthcare plans,” she said. “A media that doesn’t push back against that type of falsehood for eight years and then gets all upset at Sean Spicer talking about numbers is not going to be taken seriously at all.”

Yes, Warren's a liar and a hypocrite; anyone surprised by this?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

'Identifying him would violate his privacy!'

Which, of course, never bothers them when it's some plain old citizen.  And apparently he's not facing charges, either.

Speaking of such things, this is why the bill to 'Eliminate the BATFE' won't cut it:
Note the bill won’t eliminate functions being performed; it will merely transfer them to bureaucrats and agents in a better position to fend off scrutiny. And while more fiscal responsibility is a worthy goal, in the case of enforcing federal gun edicts, that Republican majority established largely through gun owner support ought to be focusing on the constitutionality of infringements.

“ATF has been a horror movie since its inception,” Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt told Human Events about an earlier attempt to divvy up the Bureau’s functions. “It needs to be disbanded, not moved to a hiding place behind the FBI skirts – which do not cover very well, anyway.”

Finally, from a whimpering pussy who really needs a new diaper,

This tends to screw with the standard narrative

Researchers have found that humans may have first arrived in America 10,000 years earlier than was originally thought. 

The researchers, based at Université de Montréal's Department of Anthropology (UdeM), analyzed animal bones which have marks on them from stone tools used by humans. 

The new research suggests that humans first entered North America 24,000 years ago through the Bering straight from Russia to Alaska.
Not up to date on all this, but over time I've read some on the "When/where did humans get here first, and how" argument.  It tends to concentrate on getting here first either over land bridge, or- later argument- by boat along the ice sheet, followed by slowly moving their way down through the Americas.

Only- at least by previous earliest date- there wasn't enough time for people to have spread all over in that much time.  Then someone said "Could've moved south along the coast by boat."  Which would cut a lot of time off the 'get there by' date. 

Of course that leaves out entirely the possibility of arrival from Europe by boat along the edge of the ice.  Last I heard that argument still tended to bounce back & forth between "Why not?" and "HERETIC!  FROM SIBERIA ONLY!"

Someday maybe we'll actually know.

Battle of Rorke's Drift, 1879

Jan. 22 into Jan. 23.  Brave men on both sides.

And from a good movie about it,

The howling and tears are now interspersed with "Women's March! We Will Triumph!"

to mock as you choose(really?  Knitted pussy hats?), so once again I have sacrificed time to collect some data to distract from all that.
And, dammit, I didn't get this posted the other night.