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Saturday, April 03, 2021

Modern "Art"

 So yesterday, Kim du Toit wrote a post about how a whole bunch of art collectors/dealers/people were fooled by forgeries created by some Chinese guy in Long Island.  He wrote the post after watching a documentary on the forgeries, how they were created, and how ego and pride allowed a whole bunch of people to get suckered.

But there's also the fact that the forgeries were all modern "art".  I won't say that Mr. du Toit and I are alike, but the one thing we do have in common is our absolute loathing of modern "art".  And our love for the M1911A.  And curvaceous women.  OK, so we have quite a few things in common.  But still, you get the point.

His post came to mind when I read this article about a couple who accidentally painted over a $500,000 painting.  How could this be?  Well, it was modern "art", so.....

A South Korean couple mistakenly tarnished a half-million dollar American artwork when they painted over it, as seen in a cringeworthy clip.

“They thought they were allowed to do that as participatory art and made a mistake,” said Kang Wook, head of the exhibition at Seoul’s Lotte World Mall, where the accidental vandalism took place, Reuters reported. The damaged 95-by-275-inch untitled piece was painted by Paris-based artist JonOne, a k a Harlem-born John Andrew Perello, before a live audience in 2016 — and is valued at a whopping $500,000.

1) If that painting is actually worth $500,000, then I'm Howard Hughes.  You could make a better painting by eating a pound of Skittles and some ExLax and squatting over a canvas.

2) If people think that the artwork is such that they're allowed to add to it, then maybe you shouldn't call it art at all.  Nobody except the mentally ill thinks that they're allowed to paint over the Mona Lisa.  Nobody except the demonic would take a chisel to Michelangelo's Pieta.  Nobody takes a brush to a Van Gogh or a Rembrandt.  But splotches of paint thrown on a wall?  I can see exactly why they thought they could do this.  And to make things worse....

Arranged in front of the abstract opus were the paint cans and brushes used in its creation. They’re considered part of the piece, which may have given the aforementioned pair the wrong impression.

They left actual paint and actual brushes in front of a piece of so-called "art" that looks like a thousand kindergarteners had a food fight, and didn't expect this to happen?

The "art" gallery is run by idiots and fools for multiple reasons, and the people who pay to see said "art" prove P.T. Barnum right every single day.

As an aside, if you asked me to name my favorite painter, I couldn't.  While I can enjoy a painting, I've always been much more in tune with music as my favorite art form.  So I can go on and one about Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain or why Tchaikovsky wasn't as popular as Rossini, but when it comes to paintings I can just say that damn near any "art" created on a canvas after 1940 is pretty much garbage.  I'd rather see Bob Ross do a painting on PBS than see anything from Jackson Pollock.  If I wanted to see the end result of a dude with a speedball and a set of paints, well, I woiuldn't want to see that, so I don't waste my time on Jackson Pollock.

A good way to spend sixteen minutes

 Dr. Scott Atlas speaks bluntly about Fauci, Birx, and lockdowns.  And I do mean bluntly.

I do wish that Trump had listened to Dr. Atlas instead of that demented fucking clown, Fauci.  

Friday, April 02, 2021

I got nothing today.

 My back is jacked up, and there will be a chiropractor visit sometime today.  Followed by trolling the aisles of my local merchants 'o death to see if they have any ammo in any of the calibers I need.


Coffee and cigars.


And then get ready for tomorrow.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Yep

 


If you voted for Biden, then this is what you voted for

 Human smuggling.  Sex trafficking.  Child abuse.  Biden voters voted for this.  Point it out to them at every opportunity.

On March 31, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released video footage of two girls getting thrown over the border wall into New Mexico. According to CBP, they were dropped from the top of the wall by two men, and fell 14 feet to the ground. The girls, from Ecuador, are sisters aged three and five years old.

(.....)

The video, shot at night in infrared, shows two men bringing the girls to the top of the wall and then dropping them to the hard ground below. The first girl struggles to get up as the second girl falls to the ground next her, appearing to land directly on her tailbone.

The camera then pans to follow the two men as they walk back away from the wall on the Mexico side.

Trump was reducing the flow of illegal aliens, and Biden ripped the doors off and welcomed everybody in.  If you voted for Biden, then you voted for this.  It wasn't a secret.  It wasn't a hidden agenda.  The Democrats were boldly open about their desire to allow all the illegal aliens into this country.  And so now we get this.

So now that the cartels are making millions upon millions of dollars a day from smuggling humans across the border, as well as additional millions from smuggling drugs, and even more millions from using women and children as sex slaves, all I can tell any Leftist who wants to pull at my heart-strings is "FUCK YOU, OWN IT!"  These Leftists want to claim the moral high ground, but how moral is it to allow the cartels to traffic teenage girls as prostitutes?  How moral is it to allow fentanyl and other narcotics into this country as we're going through an overdose epidemic?  How moral is it to allow coyotes to rape women and children who are getting smuggled in to this country, to the point that girls as young as ten have to be given a pregnancy test by the Border Patrol?

The Left has no moral standing.  Do not let them try to claim one.  They are not compassionate, they are not moral, they are not "caring", they are a progressive rot on this country.  Make them own it.  Every fucking day.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gosh Dave, why don't you trust the EXPERTS!?

 Because the "experts" haven't been experts in much except for getting things wrong and lying to the American people.

The facts are that Covid-19 basically burned itself out before the first shot went in the first arm and that none of the mitigating factors prevented net deaths from occurring; in fact all these mitigations, from mask orders to lockdowns to closing businesses and others caused more deaths due to ODs, suicides, avoidable heart attacks and strokes not screened for and other maladies by a wide factor than the mitigations, even using fatally flawed claims taken on faith by these very same agencies, could have possibly saved.  The actions we could have taken to actually reduce death, specifically as regards care home and other medical facilities we deliberately refused to do and we knew those actions would save lives.  Instead of protecting the most-vulnerable while those least-likely to be seriously harmed were naturally infected and built a wall of population immunity we deliberately refused to protect those older and sicker people from infection via the health care system and they died.

Given this record of falsehoods, actions and intentional refusals to act you're willing to bet your life they're telling the truth this time?

I had little faith in a lot of institutions prior to the Kung Flu.  That faith has essentially been burned to the ground and blown away during the past year.

Truth

 The only question is tactics.  



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Take your Kung Flu passport, fold it sideways, and shove it up your ass

 But of course, that drooling halfwit wants more government control over private citizens.  Well, not him specifically, but his puppet masters sure do.

Government lusts to control and destroy, and this idea embodies everything we fear about government. The civil liberties concern about the PATRIOT Act is Sesame Street compared to this unholy idea. It’s being mulled, and you will not be able to do anything without one. Want to add a cherry on top of this authoritarian sundae? Yeah, it’ll be tracking us too. 

Well, given that the DNC morphed into the National Socialist Democrat Worker's Party, it should be no surprise that they're all about demanding your papers before they let you travel.   Of course, New York's own Governor Granny Killer is all about the papers.  Hey, he can track whoever he wants now, right?  That sexy girl he groped in a bar who turned him down?  He knows where she's going, right?

Too add even more shit on top of that sundae, even MIT is being to admit that the anti-maskers are using that pesky "evidence" to prove their points that the pandemic is coming to a close.

We are making headway though, albeit frustratingly slower than we would like. And while our gains may be snail-like for us, the other side has been paying attention, and they are NOT happy about it. So, how SHOULD the powers-that-be deal with us rebellious, meddling upstarts who refuse to know our place, especially when we happen to have the data on our side and are using it effectively? One team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did a whole lot of research to find out.

The Kung Flu was never as deadly as they told us, it came from a lab in Wuhan, China and not from some bat in a wet market, and the main damage it caused was the loss of freedom and prosperity because politicians loved them some lockdowns and tyrannical power grabs.  And don't think that's just a hit against the Dems.  Most of the states instituted some kind of lock-down for a period of time, and it was all for bullshit reasons.  Although, thank goodness, local officials did their best to ignore the mandates when they could do so.  But the politicization of "SCIENCE" has leveled any kind of trust that public officials ever had.  

“As a subculture, anti-masking amplifies anti-establishment currents pervasive in U.S. political culture,” the paper reads. “Data literacy, for anti-maskers, exemplifies distinctly American ideals of intellectual self-reliance, which historically takes the form of rejecting experts and other elites. The counter-visualizations that they produce and circulate not only challenge scientific consensus, but they also assert the value of independence in a society that they believe promotes an overall de-skilling and dumbing-down of the population for the sake of more effective social control. As they see it, to counter-visualize is to engage in an act of resistance against the stifling influence of central government, big business, and liberal academia … Most fundamentally, the groups we studied believe that science is a process, and not an institution.”

Read that again.  And then understand that the douchetools wrote that paragraph to be a negative reflection on the anti-mask groups.

Gah.  I'm off to the salt mine.

Cloward-Piven has been reached

 It's all about overwhelming the system so the system can be destroyed.

Due to what we believe is misdirected policy from Washington, DC undocumented persons are being released into our communities. This is overloading our NGOs and nonprofits. Once released we have an affirmative responsibility to provide some standard of care for these people. Our local community resources are no longer able to provide social services to our own citizens. We have no meaningful assistance from the federal government. The appearance is of washing their hands of a mess they alone created and leaving it to border communities to struggle through. This is completely unacceptable.

That's my emphasis there, and it's pretty damn important.  The Democrats are deliberately, and with extreme malice, attempting to bring in as many illegal aliens as they can into the USA, because they know the USA can't handle it.  We don't have the resources to bring in millions more people who all need food, shelter, health care, and have no way of getting it because they have no jobs and no real education.  So what happens?  The system is overrun.  Good, law-abiding citizens can't get any help because all the help is going towards illegal aliens.  This is the perfect example of Cloward-Piven.  And this is being done deliberately by the Democrats.

Oh, and there's the added bonus of all the money being made by the drug cartels, but the Democrat Party considers that a bonus.  I mean, they had no problem running guns to the cartels, so why should the DNC care about the cartels drug trafficking, human trafficking, sex slaves and various other crimes?

He also detailed how the cartels operate. He talked about the recycling of children who cross the border with multiple adults to gain easier entry. Dannels said the crossing price in his Arizona county is $6,000. When individuals cross and are indebted, illegal migrants become involved in the sex trade, drug smuggling, and gangs due to these debts. This pattern affects the safety and security of small towns along the border:

And of course, while that drooling fucking halfwit pResident mumbles on about mask mandates, he's allowing Covid-positive illegal aliens to just traipse on in to this country without so much as a waiting period.

This is deliberate action, by people who hate this country and want to destroy it.  People who hate YOU and want to see you suffer.

Monday, March 29, 2021

"Famous But Incompetent"

 I suppose that's more polite than anything I could say about them.  I don't think the FBI is incompetent.  I think they're wholly bought and paid for goons for the DNC.  Their jobs, so far as I can tell, is pushing the Democrat Party narrative, intimidating the Democrat Party's enemies, and flat out lying and making up bullshit to be used against anyone who interferes with the Democrat Party's attempts to destroy America.

They're thugs, used in a political war to advance the Democrat Party.  They're not incompetent.  They're doing exactly what they're bought and paid for to do.

At first I thought this was the Babylon Bee's headline

 Rapper unveils "Satan" shoes with a pentagram and a drop of human blood.

There's so much I could say right now, but it's all sort of jumbled up in my head and I don't know what wants to jump out first.  Satan is ascendant in this world, but that doesn't mean we get to give up.  Christ said that gates of Hell shall not prevail in the end.  

With that being said, if anyone tries to deny the existence of God, point out how many people seem to embrace Satan.  Without God there is no Satan.  Therefore, the whole-sale embrace of Satan by people means that God has to exist.  I would point out that the Democrat Party's embrace of the murder and slaughter of infants in the womb should be proof enough of Satan's existence, but that's my personal opinion.


Training wheels

 I want to take a couple day trip on my bike this summer.  The Mrs. wants to come with me.  So we found ourselves a ride yesterday, and went on it.  The Polar Bear Ride.  160 miles, roughly, with multiple stops for gas.  Due to time constraints, on the ride I have planned out for this summer the first day is about 670 miles.  That's a long time to be in the saddle if you're not used to it, and the Mrs. just isn't used to it.  So yesterday was a good way to gauge whether or not she'd be up to a long first day.

Apparently she is.  Or that's what she's saying.  We'll find another good ride for April and see what's what.

And I need to change the oil in my bike again.  We're getting on to about 10,000 miles, and that's in less than a year.  The last oil change was about...  hmmmm....  four thousand miles ago.  If I didn't use AmsOil, I'd be hurting.  But AmsOil gives me about five thousand miles between changes, although I tend to change it between 3 and 4k.  Also have to change out the final drive oil, since it's a shaft drive.  Get everything all nice and ready for the summer, because I'm going to be riding that bike for all it's worth.  Take care of your bike, and it will take care of you