Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VDH


Victor Davis Hanson must be reading my mind. He's noticed the liberal hysteria that's been bugging me for awhile now.  Regarding gay marriage:

...A sort of collective hysteria took over from there. In 2008 there was common assent on the part of the Democratic party’s leadership that the three-millennia-old belief that marriage involved different sexes would prevail, while a separate rubric, “civil union,” would be invented for homosexual couples. But by 2012 that notion was not merely outdated, but taboo. Almost overnight, supporting the erstwhile Obama position of permitting civil unions but rejecting gay marriage became tantamount to career suicide. 
Ditto on illegal immigration. Barack Obama likewise swore between 2008 and 2012 that he was no despot who by executive fiat could legalize violations of immigration laws that had been passed by Congress. Yet by 2015 anyone who would agree with Obama’s past vows is now rendered little more than a nativist and xenophobe — so powerful is the Orwellian engine of groupthink...
The populace is bombarded with "news" from dawn to dusk, yet somehow seems to be the least informed it's ever been. We're jumping from obsession to obsession so fast that there's no time to sit back and reflect that maybe we're being a little hasty.

Just recently two zeitgeists collided when Gay Pride and Black Lives Matter crews ended up sharing the same street. Gunshots ensued. How can you be talking about changing marriage when obviously the problem is police patrolling our cities? How can you worry about Confederate flags when there are still illegal immigrants who can't vote?

I'm oppressed. No I am. No you're not, we are.

I think I blame the internet.

Science!


The headline reads:

Could LA's Big One be even bigger than we thought? 
Now explosive helium is leaking from 
massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles

Explosive helium? Helium is one of the least reactive gases there is. How can a science writer be so unfamiliar with the periodic table? 

So I searched the authors other recent articles and found him promoting Paul Erlich's "research" into our pending (again) extinction.  In that article he fails to mention that Paul Erlich is the worst extinction promoter since Thomas Robert Malthus. 

So the results are in: absolutely anyone can be a science writer for Mail Online. 


Friday, June 26, 2015

Darn It


The neighborhood watch says that walking out of the house with a smile on your (white, heterosexual) face is a micro trigger and a mini-aggression. Apparently the only way to set things right is to participate in a same sex marriage by the light of burning confederate flags.

I'm OK with that so long as there's a chocolate fountain.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Starting Salary



Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"

The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?"

The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
And the interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

3(funny)






Other people's pictures, not mine.

Not much to say today, except that I'll be praying for the souls of those lost in that AME church shooting. Evil exists.

***Update: +1



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Ima Make a Deal With the Bad Wolf So the Bad Wolf Don't Bite No More


Insider:

A woman recently appointed as head of a local NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington has apparently spent years "disguising" herself as black, according to the woman's parents. 
Her name is Rachel Dolezal. The Washington Times reports Dolezal, has identified as white, black and Native American.
And the house of cards wobbles:
"Ma'am, I was wondering if your dad really is an African-American man," Humphrey asked. 

"I don't understand the question," Dolezal answered.
Dolezal says she's been the victim of eight documented hate crimes in Idaho...

Call them pseudo aggressions, pretend hate crimes for pretend minorities

Actually, are we scandalized? Is a white woman pretending to be black that much worse than the celebrity eco-warriors who fly private jets and burn carbon like, well, like some metaphor that indicates they burn really lots of it? 

Yeah, we're in the year of the liar for the next hundred years.



"At this point, what does it matter?"




Take it from a genuine lumberjack; Your next, best, move is to indignantly ask why Colonel Saunders and Angela Merkel are pretending to be your parents.



Thursday, June 04, 2015

Settled Science




Good medical news:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 1, 2015 - In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease to multiple sclerosis....
So, great news, and it also teaches a valuable lesson: There is no such thing as settled science except when it comes to global warming. The only question about global warming concerns the way in which it will lead to our painful and certain extinction.

The science though? That's settled. Never mind the fact that real world, well measured, temperatures aren't following the computer models. Never mind that climate-gate revealed a cabal of zealots who were willing to bend the rules in order to further their cause. The science is settled.

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