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Friday, April 06, 2018

On the shit-canning of Kevin Williamson

Ace sums up quite a few of my opinions about it:

This is most of the reason people voted for Trump: everyday Americans who are not insulated from toxic Social Justice Warrior mobbing by virtue of the fact of working for a (nominally) conservative magazine are sick and tired of being bullied and want someone to finally start pushing back. 
But the cucks laugh at that rationale. Why, it's silly to think you're being bullied, Hobbits. 
But now Kevin Williamson, who was blazing a trail that many of the cucks hoped to follow by decamping to a truly educated, sophisticated place like The Atlantic (not quite educated and sophisticated enough to know that French words end in -isme not ism, but at least more educated and sophisticated than the outlets serving the TrumpenProletariat) is the victim of Social Justice Warrior mobs demanding bloody scalps for speech they don't like, and now the cucks are suddenly bothered by this form of sociocorporate totalitarianism.

Kevin Williamson was one of the first people to attack and insult Trump supporters during the run-up to the 2016 election.  It wasn't "We have some disagreements", it wasn't "Let me convince you to vote for my guy", it was "You Trumpkins are stupid idiots and your towns should just die and cease to exist."  No, really, he was the guy who essentially told working-class whites that all of those factories closing and coal mines shutting down was their fault, and they just need to shut up and move.  Or die. 

It's amazing that once we had a government that didn't kow-tow to China or the EU, jobs came back.  It's amazing that once we had a government who actually understood that taking over 1/3 of profits from a company as taxes is BAD for business, we started having job growth.  Quite a few of those places that Kevin Williamson wanted to just shut up and die are making a come-back, or at least starting to turn around, and it's due to the man that Kevin Williamson hated so much that his hatred overflowed to that man's supporters.

But back to Williamson's firing, and the bevy of Liberal Republicans all falling on their fainting couches:

This has been going on for 8 years running everywhere in America except conservative magazines (and even there -- it went on some). 
Where you been all this time? Do you only get bothered by Social Justice Warrior scalp-hunting when they start coming after members of your tiny, tiny, microscopic class of Liberal Republicans Working for Liberal Republican Magazines Who Would Like One Day to Work at Liberal Democrat Magazines? 
Oh that's right -- you and your ilk have been spending these past few years attacking Kurt Schlichter for correctly saying that the left is imposing an intolerable speech code on us through sociocorporate power and that it's time to impose "New Rules" on them so they feel a similar pain (and are encouraged to de-escalate). 
But now that they got Kevin Williamson, it's only now a tragedy worth discussing, eh?

Williamson was quite possibly the worst anti-Trumper at National Review, and that's saying something.  After they came out with their "The Case Against Trump" issue, I cancelled my subscription.  That's not a shock to most folks.  What shocked the hell out of me was this:  My father did the same. 

NR went off the rails and into liberal delusions gradually, but they followed Sarah Hoyt's dictum:  Roll Left, then Die.  They fired Mark Steyn.  They fired John Derbyshire.  They got rid of some of the most eloquent conservative voices, and then they went hard against the man who would eventually win the Oval Office.  Williamson was jumping ship while the jumping was good, and now he's figured out what the rest of us already knew:  THE LEFT HATES YOU, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO APPEAL TO THEM. 

I've seen lots of shock at the sheer schadenfreude that has come from Williamson's firing.  The establishment RINOs are in full scolding mode, fingers shaking and chins wobbling.  What they don't understand is that they could all suffer the same thing that happened to Williamson, and we wouldn't care.  They have already told us what they think of us.  The scorn and distain drips from every Williamson piece, and they take every opportunity to express their disgust with us low, common people who voted for Trump instead of their donor-class figurehead.  The Trump Derangement Syndrome is still growing in people like Williamson, but they're finally forced to face the reality that their awesome liberal Democrat cocktail party pals won't help them out like they thought would happen.

Oh well. Guess you're stuck with us, cucks. Looks like the Cool Kids you admire you so much don't admire you enough to let you sit at their table for longer than a few minutes. 
Maybe this will finally open your eyes to what's actually going on right now. 
But probably not. You've been so arrogantly wrong about so many things for so long, you're kind of addicted to it.

Williamson getting fired falls under the category of "Stupidity becoming painful again".  I expect the first dose of reality won't take.  Its going to require multiple doses in the future, and there's no guarantee that it'll actually work.

But of course

The Obama junta was giving money to George Soros in order to fund his left-wing activities in Europe.  Why am I not surprised?

No wonder the Democrats shriek about the Koch brothers so much - they are projecting their sins upon the GOP.  While I don't agree with everything the Koch's say, if the GOP actually listened to them they'd be much better off.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Soon to be home again, jiggity-jig!

I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.  Now to get a body-cavity search by the nice TSA man!

Hey mister!  You won't find Hillary's emails up there!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

I never really forgot the windchill up here

But there's a big difference between knowing that the cold and windchill exist, and going outside for a run and saying "Fuck that sideways" because I needed at least another layer, perhaps two.

My run yesterday was fine.  Today was ten degrees colder and about 30mph more.

Pretty much everything Elizabeth Warren says is a lie

And if you wait long enough, the proof will come out.

Terrible advocacy masquerading as social science though it was, the new Warren study became a staple of the advocacy for Obamacare. In fact, President Obama relied on it in his 2009 State of the Union address. 
But now, the Washington Post reports that a new study shows Warren’s figures to be wildly off-the-mark. The new study finds that, in reality, hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of bankruptcies among the non-elderly adults. This finding is based on hospitalizations that occurred several years before the federal Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverageto millions of Americans. 
What about the uninsured? The study estimates that hospitalizations were responsible for only about 6 percent of bankruptcies among this group.
And yet those lies were used to push Obamacare, one of the most repugnant pieces of legislation ever put forth by Congress.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Landed in Mordor yesterday

Flew into the GOOD airport, not the monstrosity that is O'Hare.  Working and getting information that should have been readily available when I first got to my position.  Better late than never, I guess.  This job has firmed up my resolve in a number of areas, the first of which is that I'm done cleaning up other people's messes without consequence for the mess-makers.

Maybe I can find a good cigar place close to my hotel....

Monday, April 02, 2018

How do you "care" for the poor

When the reason they are poor is that they refuse to do a damn thing to help themselves?

I stumbled across this article, and I can confirm that the homeless are pretty much taking over LA.  Yeah, there's millions of people living there, but you'd be amazed at how much an affect 50k homeless can have on a city.

You would also be amazed at how much alcohol and marijuana they are consuming, among other things.  And how often they'll just steal whatever they can from you in order to fund their drugs.

So here's my question:  given that we know, from experience that any money given to the homeless goes into booze or drugs.  We know that if we give them a place to live, they will turn it into a shit-strewn hovel of drugs, trash and crime.  We know that if we give them a job, they most likely won't go to it, because that would interfere with their drugs and booze.  How do we know this?  Because we have the concrete examples of various shelters and organizations that help the homeless who's only real demand is no drugs, no booze.  St. Vincent De Paul in my hometown has a program for the homeless that gives them three hots and a cot, clothing, an address, and references, all to help them get back on their feet.  The only conditions are A) work one hour PER WEEK in the shop, and B) you must stay sober.  No booze or drugs.

Over 90% of the homeless who are told these conditions walk right back out.  They want a hand-out, not a hand up.  They don't want to get sober and turn their life around, they just want people to give them the money and things they need in order to stay drunk and high.

So, how do you help people like that?

This is just my opinion, but you force them to hit rock bottom.  A person cannot change unless they want to change.  They cannot be saved unless they want to be saved.  And as long as they have a way to keep getting drunk or high, they won't want to change.  They have to hit absolute bottom before they make the choice to change.

There are programs out there that actually help the homeless.  I've seen them.  But demand sobriety, and accountability.  Anyone who turns that down should get nothing. 

And yes, I know that means some people will die.  If they refuse to get help and get off whatever drug they are on, they're going to die anyway.  The question is just a matter of when, and how much grief and money that addict is going to cost their family and society before they die.  My answer to that is "As little as possible for the good of society."

In the mean time, to anyone who demands that we give the homeless their camps and their free shit, the only question is this:  How many tons of human waste, garbage, and used needles would you accept in your neighborhood?  How many criminals do you want hanging around your house? 

Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means living in a world where everything you own must be locked up or locked down.  Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means security doors with two or three locks on them.  Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means not taking a walk in the park because the drug addicts who shit directly in the walking path also chase you, screaming gibberish, for daring to wake them up by walking past them while they marinate in their piss-soaked clothing.

For the mentally ill, re-open the asylums.  Have a place where they can be treated and cared for.  Or again, deal with the crazy cat lady chasing your kid down the sidewalk, howling in insane rage over something that doesn't exist.  Deal with the guy shitting in your rosebushes in the early morning because the voices in his head have told him that a steady job was the alien's way of controlling his spleen and he just can't do that and survive.

Stop with the hand-outs, and quite a bit of the homeless would be forced to either change their habits, or die.  And then you can truly help the people who actually need it.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Easter Sunday

28 And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.
And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men.
And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.

Go.  Go out and tell the world that he is risen.



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