Saturday, August 31, 2019

It didn't rain all day!

There may be hope of mowing on Monday, and reducing the field height.  In the meantime,  to distract from the chores to come,

'Higher' Education at Evergreen

Stick through all of that and you’ll get to the student shouting, “You need to stop demanding that everybody use logic and reasons and white forms of knowledge to f**king prove yourself to the world.”

I’m certain that this argument is not winning over a world full of black engineers and scientists, but I worry that this nonsense is winning over a lot of college students who don’t yet know enough to realize how silly it sounds.
'Silly' isn't the word; better choices would've been 'idiotic', 'stupid', or 'insane'.

From the VA that Occasional-Cortex thinks is so wonderful

On the Fayetteville campus, rated one of VA’s best, Levy’s supervisors failed to heed early warnings that he was endangering patients and then were slow to act, according to internal VA documents, court filings and interviews with 20 congressional officials, veterans and current and former VA employees.

Federal prosecutors charged Levy, 53, last week with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three veterans. VA officials now acknowledge that he botched diagnoses of at least15 patients who later died and 15 others whose health was seriously harmed.

The number of those affected, however, is much greater, and the full repercussions of Levy’s actions may not be known for years. VA officials say Levy made 3,000 errors or misdiagnoses dating to 2005.
Which probably means nothing to her, because- apparently- 'run by the government' covers all sins.  Including dead patients.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday again

Weather's calmed down, new data to look over

Why we call it the Dark & Fascist State of New Jersey:

“I don’t talk to fucking Jews,” Dye told the New Jersey Globe during a very brief telephone interview. “Get the fuck out of here.”

Dye was fired from his job with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development last week after the Globe reported that he had made anti-Semitic and anti-Latino comments on his personal Facebook page.

The president of the NAACP New Jersey Conference, Richard T. Smith, told the Globe that no decision has been made about Dye’s future.
'No decision' probably means "Can we talk him into leaving so we don't have to throw him out?"

And you know that if Dye had a 'R' in his political affiliation, these same people would be screaming for him to be thrown out.

You really need to read his explanation; it makes this all so much better.

"Trust the feds? Why would I do that?" Part 87

Report finds Comey violated the hell out of, well, EVERYTHING. But they won't prosecute him, so the asshole is claiming the report exonerated him.

Remember the judge in the Ted Stevens case? Found the prosecutors broke laws, violated legal ethics, the whole works, and chewed them out publicly. But actually PUNISH them(disbarment recommendation, criminal charges for the laws they broke)? Nope. Those corrupt bastards are not only still at the Do'J', they worked on Mueller's group.

Yeah, we can trust the 'Justice' Department. 

Someone said "History doesn't repeat,

but it rhymes."  Looking at this, there's not much rhyme but a lot of repeat.
...When (conveniently) castigating our forefathers (therefore) for allowing slavery to have lasted so long, or for having slaves at all, or for "introducing" slavery to the American continent, I wonder if leftists realize that one of the reasons it persisted was the Democrat Party's opposition to… (wait for it)… to… hate speech.

And the practitioners of hate speech (the abolitionists) were considered unethical, unrealistic, delusional crazies, who deserve little else but the utmost disgust — you might even say that they were the equivalent of today's demonized Tea Partiers.

Don't believe me?

Think that sounds far-fetched? Or too far-fetched?

Ask Abraham Lincoln.
I've known about the debates, but I've never read them; looks like I should have.
 … the fathers of the Government expected and intended the institution of slavery to come to an end. They expected and intended that it should be in the course of ultimate extinction. … It is not true that our fathers, as Judge Douglas assumes, made this Government part slave and part free. Understand the sense in which he puts it. He assumes that slavery is a rightful thing within itself,—was introduced by the framers of the Constitution. The exact truth is, that they found the institution existing among us, and they left it as they found it. But in making the Government they left this institution with many clear marks of disapprobation upon it. They found slavery among them, and they left it among them because of the difficulty—the absolute impossibility—of its immediate removal. And when Judge Douglas asks me why we cannot let it remain part slave and part free, as the fathers of the Government made it, he asks a question based upon an assumption which is itself a falsehood …

Thursday, August 29, 2019

He has an answer to 'Why hasn't Mann been fired?',

and he's fairly brutal about it.  Rightly so.  And anyone who says "But he's not a real scientist!" didn't bother to look at his background, or is an idiot.
His letter is long, and damning for today's scientific establishment.  And he specifically discusses Dr. Mann, and why Penn State did not (and will not) take any action against him:

Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise.
Borepatch has a lot more in the post.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

From the craphole where Great Britain used to be

On Friday morning, the UK’s Essex Police Department shared a photograph of an “Only Cowards Carry” Knife Bin on Facebook (shown below), where nearby residents are urged to deposit their knives in the name of combating knife crime.

Late Friday evening, KnifeNews shared the post via our Facebook and Instagram pages. The post disappeared on Facebook after it generated hundreds of angry reactions and comments criticizing the absurdity of the bins and the notion that only cowards carry pocket knives. It’s unclear exactly when Essex Police deleted their original post, but it was still visible on KnifeNews’ Facebook page as late as Saturday afternoon.
Apparently being told they're a bunch of hoplophobic control freaks and idiots scared of a basic tool didn't go over well.

But wait!  Being (formerly Great)Britain, there's MORE!
But they didn’t stop there. Apparently, a representative of Only Cowards Carry, the organization backed by local police and that administers the bin program, is not satisfied just collecting pocket knives. They are now urging citizens to surrender their kitchen knives as well. “I urge everybody to keep an eye on what they have in their kitchen and dispose of it properly,” they say.
Holy effing shit. 

Because nobody ever needs a knife in the kitchen.  Or something.

Britain has become that place you cannot parody, because they take care of that themselves.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


At least one camera in the hallway outside the cell where authorities say registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself earlier this month had footage that is unusable, although other, clearer footage was captured in the area, according to three people briefed on the evidence gathered earlier this month.

This kid of crap is why so much of law enforcement

has lost trust:
...At a press conference Friday, Acevedo said Gerald Goines, the officer who instigated the raid by falsely claiming that a confidential informant had bought heroin from Tuttle at the house the day before, and Steven Bryant, who bolstered Goines' cover story, had "dishonored" their badges and the Houston Police Department (HPD). But Acevedo insisted that the other officers who participated in the raid had "acted in good faith" and killed the couple in self-defense.
"Just because it was a BS warrant, and the people thought criminals were breaking into their house, doesn't mean the officers didn't do a good job."

Acevedo, who initially defended the raid and described Goines as a hero, wants credit for investigating this fiasco. But he also wants us to believe that the fraud committed by Goines and Bryant, both of whom retired after the raid, does not implicate their colleagues in Narcotics Squad 15 or suggest broader problems in the HPD Narcotics Division. "I don't have any indication it's a pattern and practice," Acevedo said three weeks after the raid, by which time the Houston Chronicle and other local news outlets had noted Goines' history of alleged testilying and sloppy evidence handling.
I'm going to have to call bullshit.  I can't believe nobody else noticed anything(at the least) about the crap these clowns were pulling.  The Chief is trying to protect the reputation of the department with this noise, when it'd be much better served by "I'm going to find out who knew what, and anyone involved in this, including 'I knew it was going on but I never actually took part in the lying and evidence planting' is going to be fired."  But the chances of that are just about zero.

Ogg, by contrast, says her office is continuing to investigate the integrity of Squad 15 by reviewing more than 14,000 cases it has generated. "While today the focus is on Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant, there may be more to the story," she said on Friday. "The purpose of the broader investigation of Gerald Goines' past cases and of the squad's ties to these 14,000 different cases is…to determine if this was a single act by rogue officers or whether it's part of a greater and pre-existing problem in that squad or that division."
Good.  Because both those involved need to be nailed, and those not need to be cleared by an actual investigation.

So you've got a chief playing "Everyone else is fine, nothing to worry about" when what's really needed is a serious house cleaning.  Which is standard bureaucrat 'make the problem seem to go away, don't worry about actually fixing it'.  Yeah, that'll work out great in the long run.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Ever notice how well "Save the Gaia!" line works with

"Those proles don't need this much freedom of movement, they need to be using buses and trains(so they have to travel according to OUR schedule, and we have a record of where they go)!" ?
To start with, the committee report says that, starting in 2035, the government should start banning the sale of all conventionally powered cars and trucks, including hybrids, “at the latest.” That, however, won’t be enough. The committee adds, “The Government should not aim to achieve emissions reductions simply by replacing existing vehicles with lower-emissions versions.”

That means that even pure battery powered EVs have got to go.
Fuck you, you control-freak bastards.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Why I have a category of 'Idiot Academics'

is illustrated here.

And if you have a problem with this kind of idiocy, you're 'anti-intellectual'

"The Science Is Settled!" people hardest hit

But another case, against Dr. Tim Ball was decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, with Mann’s case thrown out, and him ordered to pay the defendant’s legal costs, no doubt a tidy sum of money. News first broke in Wattsupwiththat, via an email Ball sent to Anthony Watt. Later, Principia-Scientific offered extensive details, including much background on the hockey stick.
Dr Mann lost his case because he refused to show in open court his R2 regression numbers (the ‘working out’) behind the world-famous ‘hockey stick’ graph (shown below).
This bastard's been refusing to release that from Day One, and that he'd rather lose a case than possibly win it by opening up tells you a lot.

I wonder how the Mann ass kissers will try to spin this?