STEVE SMITH SEE HOW MOUSE MAKE PEOPLE NOT WANT GO TO PARKS. STEVE SMITH THINK HIM FILL VOID! HIM GOOD AT FILLING THING… BUT HOW DO THIS? AT FIRST HIM THINK, STEVE SMITH CAVE BE NEW GRACELAND! THEN STEVE SMITH REMEMBER HIM NO LIKE PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SAMMICH. ALSO, HIM NO HAVE TV TO SHOOT.
MAYBE STEVE SMITH MAKE PLACE LIKE WHERE NICE HOOMAN WHO GIVE SCHOLARSHIP HAVE PARK…DOLLYWOOD! BUT THEN STEVE SMITH REMEMBER HIM WORK VERY BLUE. THAT NO GOOD FOR HIM PARK.
STEVE SMITH ASK FUNNY GLIBERTARIAN HOOMANS FOR IDEA. HIM PROMINENT FOREST LAWYER, NOT THEME PARK GENIUS.
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- NOW COUSIN SEA SMITH CAN COME VISIT!
By a decisive margin, Seattle residents continue to view the city’s leadership as failing at public safety and homelessness
Something something more of what you reward.
I know, let’s vote more socialists in.
They’re efforts are being blocked by the super influential hard right wing in the Washington political scene.
They’re pouncing, damnit! Social progress had no chance.
And don’t get me started on the obstruction!
It’s nothing that a little election “fortifying” can’t cure!
Just ask perpetual loser and 2 time election winner Dino Rossi.
It seems most big cities suffer the same problems. Obviously leadership is a problem but it has been a long time coming. maybe it’s insurmountable and the big cities will die. We’ve seen a lot of inner city deterioration. Now it’s spreading out to the suburbs and smaller towns.
We see a little spark, Detroit and others, then everyone believes rejuvenation is just one mayor, one Chief of Police away.
I think it started when we allowed people to vote themselves free shit.
Where’s LBJ when you don’t need him?
Hopefully still clawing at the lid of his coffin.
That’s his pecker making those noises, not his hands.
I was watching Fraiser reruns the other day and thinking about how much better TV writers used to be. Then I hit me that the show was set in Seattle and everything felt normal. Weird.
#metoo and it struck me that there was a time not very long ago that Seattle was considered a desirable place to live by elites like Frasier and Niles. Nowadays they’d be chased out of town for being serial womanizers and telling the occasional off-color joke.
I really should go to Dollywood while Mrs. Parton is still alive.
Is it like the old Knott’s Berry Farm where Mrs Knott continued to live in her house on the park property?
Seattle is Dying Probably been posted before.
The results are stark: About 73% of residents said their neighborhoods are less safe than two years ago.
I’m sure that all republicans made this happen, and that fucking Orange Fucker!
HIM WORK VERY BLUE.
Black and blue.
We were speculating about the reasons behind the supply chain weirdness in the Mourning Lynx, but I ran across this video today that seems to be a plausible explanation.
I was out for beers last fall with a couple of friends. They informed me that the notion that people are staying out of the workforce because they are receiving COVID relief checks is a right-wing talking point.
Ackshually, it IS a right-wing talking point. That does not make it any less (or more) true. I guess evaluating an idea on its merits is too difficult.
Of course. If Fox News is for it, then all decent people should be against it.
Yeah, and so are all those “conspiracy theories” that somehow keep turning out to be true.
If that pizza place does, in fact, turn out to have a Secret Pedo Ring ™, then we know SMOD had better be close behind.
Joke that’s been going around, probably seen here also;
“What’s the difference between the truth and a conspiracy theory?”
“About 6 months”
I’ve been going with “When did conspiracy theories become spoiler alerts?”.
That one is also good.
Its called the “FOX news fallacy.” The left believes anything and everything that is on FOX is a lie, and simply refuses to see that something that isn’t being reported on the left could be true.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
To be fair, anything and everything on CNN is a lie.
As Mary McCarthy (sister of Kevin from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”) said about Lillian Hellman, “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.”
The left has so insulated itself from any criticism, either by shutting of the voice a la twitter, or condemning anything they say a la FOX, that the true believers really do think that anything against the admin is just a Right-Wing talking point. They really do think Kamalama-ding-dong is good at her job. They really do think Biden is on top of things. And they really do think 2020 was the most honest election of all time.
Reality is starting to bite them in the ass.
Unfortunately, it’s biting the rest of us, too.
That guy is painful to try to listen to.
I don’t think there any single cause. And once things fall apart, there’s no simple fix either. Things have not returned to normal since February 2020.
It’s the new normal. Yuck.
I don’t think it’s at a normal yet, new or otherwise.
I’m surprised more people around here don’t know Joel Salatin. He has been interviewed by Stossel, and he wrote the great libertarian manifesto Everything I want to do is illegal
I think Gustave is right–he was really hard to listen to in that video. Lots of loud, strident shouting, lots of tangential rambling (tbh, could be taken as “conversational style”), and unnecessary repetition.
There are a lot of people out there with ideas worth listening to who discredit them with irritating style.
Video will be the downfall of many a great idea. People who do not know how to talk for an audience will be tuned out.
That’s why I prefer to read. Video can kill off bad ideas from good people and also give more credence to bad ideas from good performers.
Oops– can kill off good ideas from people who can’t present and add respectability to bad ideas from good performers
The supply chain is a perfect example of the market bringing order out of chaos. The more attempts to save it or reform it by the State and the closer it comes to collapse.
I wonder if the slogan at STEVE SMITH’s law firm is “We’ll screw for you”.
Dewey, Rapem, and Howe.
Sure, because “socialists” have historically never been associated with heavy handed government action.
While some of the homeless may indeed benefit from shelter placements, many of them will not take advantage off the shelters or will get kicked out for being drunk, high, combative or crazy.
Q: Are there just more of those types now, or are they congregating in places that look the other way?
IOW, where were all the crazies back in the day? More spread out, I would imagine.
PS. it can’t be they were all stuffed in institutions, can it?
The ones that weren’t institutionalized, were incarcerated on prison farms on vagrancy beefs.
They are congregating in places that give them greater benefits. I saw a video clip the other day showing a homeless guy in SF talking about getting great benefits and making extra money slinging Fen-Fen to kids.
(forgot the vidja)
Depends on what you mean by “back in the day.” A lot of them got locked up in jails for vagrancy, panhandling, and other BS offenses. Many others were committed to mental hospitals; some legitimately so, others not so much.
Combat vets are overrepresented in the hardcore homeless population. That is a great tragedy, and a seemingly insoluble one without coercing them.
You also had cheap housing, SRO/flophouses that wouldn’t make it today, more relaxed/lower friction hiring/employment, expectation that your meal/shelter/clothing is ultimately your responsibility not society’s along with compliance of laws.
Send them to twitter headquarters.
Lots of screaming, terrorized patrons, distinct possibility of injury. . . .
I’m thinking a mashup of a Halloween haunted house (forest?) and Action Park?
I’m thinking a theme park on the coast, say Savannah — invite Sea, Space and 3 other cousins. Six Staffs Over Georgia.
Shocktober speaks for itself… as does getting chosen for Sea Smith’s “splash zone”….
Brings new meaning to the name “Traction Park”.
GET SOME ACTION PARK
“STEVE SMITH FINALLY PUT AWAY SNOW SHOVEL….GRRRR.”
That global warming sure is messing things up.
That’s weather, you climate denying hater.
Al Gore assured us snow would be a thing of the past by now.
The Portland metro area woke Monday to several inches of snow, creating a slick morning commute and knocking out power for thousands.
You can’t blame me because I swapped my snow tires when I did. I live in NH, not Oregon.
25 minute video on legislative pushback in NH against Lil Rona Panic Measures.
Thanks for keeping us updated on this.
BTW, if you know the people who made that, tell them to get a rechargeable, LED, camera-mounted video light. I also realize there might be a prohibition on those in the capitol building.
I know some of the representatives in the video, but I don’t know who made the video.
I don’t know if there are restrictions on lights in that building.
I’d guess there are plenty of things in that building that the occupants would prefer no light shine upon.
I just thought it was an attempt to be artsy, like the Blair Witch Project.
Babylon Bee presents Honest Corporate Slogans
Nice. I assumed the Googleplex would be in there, and they did not disappoint. Like BlackRock as well.
This was my favorite:
“Twitter: Now 9.2% less evil!”
Plus 9.2% more autistic. win/win.
“We support God, conservative values, and Country (in that order) and are passionate about adoption. We are proud to handcraft artisan quality gifts right here in Huntsville Alabama. Don’t settle for cheap imports – support American-made small business with Holtz Leather Co!”
So, if I call my orphans ‘adoptees’ and teach them the family business I don’t have to keep hiding them? Sounds like a win-win.
Dumbfucks. Until you hose the Soros-backed prosecutors out of these cities, arrests won’t make a goddamn bit of difference. Minneapolis plays catch and release with violent felons and then wonders why people won’t come back downtown.
Ukraine’s Draft Dodgers Face Guilt, Shame and Reproach
No outrage that Ukraine isn’t conscripting females, the elderly, or youths.
Hey dipshit — can you drive a truck? Learn to cook? Tote some crates? I doubt I’d be frontline combat ready either, but if it came down to an invasion and they needed me to serve – I’m assuming I’d be in one of those roles.
The old “amateurs talk tactics… professionals talk logistics” leaps to mind about now. As does “An army fights on its stomach” — I’m sure Swiss and our other vets could tell tales of REMFs in our forces — but the fact of the matter is that someone needs to do that work too when it comes down to the actual mechanics of combat.
So that twit *should* be ashamed. Thank you Globalism and the weakening of bonds of community and country.
Comon, that’s a bit harsh. Nothing wrong with not wanting to be enslaved in a war to save… what exactly?
but if it came down to an invasion and they needed me to serve
Who’s the they? Fuck if I’m going to fight for Biden or Trump or Obama or Bush. Nothing wrong with refusing to fight for Zelensky either.
I gotta say, if it was Russians invading to turn my country into a puppet to be asset stripped and subjugated (not to mention the war crimes and abuses I would expect from the Russians), I’d probably want to do my bit. As I’ve said before, I won’t fight to keep the current national government in power, but I like to think I’d fight to defend my community and my family. I think the Russian invasion of Ukraine would count.
Russians invading to turn my country into a puppet to be asset stripped and subjugated (not to mention the war crimes and abuses I would expect from the Russians)
It remains to be seen if that actually happens. I think the situation is much closer to lopsided civil war than the above. Over 300,000 elderly and child Ukrainians have fled to Russia as refugees and have been welcomed with open arms. At least tens of thousands of Ukrainian men have joined Russia fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This isn’t exactly a nation united as one against some foreign oppressor.
The more I’ve been watching world events over the past few years, the more I’ve been getting a sinking feeling that US is not one of those good guys. Putin isn’t either. But the Cold War era rose tinted glasses have to come off. There is nothing anywhere to suggest that Putin is invading Ukraine to strip it. The one overriding demand he made before invading was for NATO to stay out his backyard. Zelensky and our State department fucked around and found out. There are many bad actors in this play.
I would raise arms to defend my community if it was invaded by a force that would harm it. Does my community still include the United States as nation? Seems like we’re on the verge of national split anyway. What if Texas and other southern states joined Mexico in seceding? I sure as hell wouldn’t sign up to protect Washington DC. That seems closer to what’s happening now in Ukraine.
I think the situation is much closer to lopsided civil war than the above.
It stopped being a civil war when Russia invaded. I believe there are also plenty of “ethnic” Russians in the border provinces who are fighting against the Russians.
You are more optimistic than I am re: how a conquered Ukraine will be treated by Russia. My historical point of reference is the Warsaw Pact countries. There’s a reason why the Russians are targeting the regions with newly discovered oil and gas reserves, and I don’t think its to properly steward them for the benefit of Ukrainians.
With the exception of, perhaps, Romania, the Warsaw Pact countries had higher standards of living than the Soviet Union. Consumer goods from East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary were in high demand in the USSR. That’s some asset stripping.
I’m thinking more of the immediate post-war period, when industrial scale looting was practiced (up to and including entire factories, not to mention foodstuffs during the post-war famines). The fact that the Russians/Soviets were apparently constitutionally incapable of converting what they stole into persistent economic advantage is a separate issue. I speculate that the Warsaw Pact had a better cultural/economic base than Russia, which would help explain why they managed to keep better standards of living.
Regardless, I have a very hard time imagining Ukraine will be better off after Russia wins the war. But, counterfactuals being what they are, we’ll never know.
This I do know. Prior to the 2014 coup, Russia made a much more generous economic offer to Ukraine than the EU/IMF. Yanukovych accepted and we responded by helping to oust him, which plunged Ukraine into civil war. And then we did nothing to end the hostilities, in fact we probably encouraged Kiev to ignore both the Minsk agreements.
The US doesn’t give a shit about Ukrainians. They’re just pawns in the neocons’ globalist agenda.
Scruffy is right. We’ve been fuckheads for a long, long time.
I’d add that Russia doesn’t give a shit about Ukrainians either, or they wouldn’t have made war on them in the first place.
There are no heroes in this at the national level in any of the nations involved. The only heroes are the ones who are trying to limit the damage and save lives from this senseless conflict.
We are all pawns in the international game–at the basic level, our governments haven’t changed at all from feudal times–our land and property is subject to confiscation and destruction by any state at its whim–the little people don’t matter at all, and the jaws of the leviathan crush their bones without even noticing.
My Dad was 48 YO when WW2 broke out. He had to register for the draft but was exempted because his occupation was essential. My uncle was drafted at about 35, married, 2 kids. He became a motor pool guy in the South Pacific because he knew a little about making things go putt-putt. Lots of jobs as SDF-7 says.
The draft has always been unfair with exemptions for the rich and famous.
My company has a lot of contractors in Ukraine. Some moved before hostilities broke out, but many stayed. The woman who is one of the managers decided to stay even though should could have left. I wonder what the workplace interactions are like between those that stayed and the ones that left.
They’ll have a long life with marriages, kids, and grandkids to help them get over it.
They’ll have a long life somewhere other than Ukraine with marriages, kids, and grandkids to help them get over it.
He made his choice. How it works out for him, time will tell.
Many Ukrainians wanted to emigrate long before the Russian invasion.
Green card lottery results here. I assume that the number of winners is roughly proportional to the number of applicants from the country.
I thought there were quotas on how many green cards were given out by country.
I’m sure it’s complicated. Instead of winners, let’s look at the number of applicants per country. It’s much more relevant. Ukraine has more applications than any other country in Europe + ex-USSR with the sole exception of Uzbekistan.
What started out promising for the backyard…is turning into shitshow. Remaining trash debris was supposed to be removed last Saturday. The firepit looks like a 4 year old put it together, there is leeching water under the new papers (he didn’t cap an existing dripline).
Isn’t responding to calls or texts. I can get his daddy involved, would just have to use Google translate or move all their tools into my garage and call it a wash.
Ooof. Sorry to hear that.
The short-sightedness of some contractors is amazing.
My theory is he is very ambitious and young, which I am okay with but doesn’t have timelines down and commitments. He quoted us as a 4-5 day project. Started strong and was quite down to the details and finishing touches and since then its an hour here and an hour there. I think he overextends his workers cause he is taking so many jobs at once.
Typing that out, could be get as much cash as possible before people find out he does this and then disappear into the Mexican side of town.
My guys did a great job on the renovations last year but were very slow. I offered bonuses if they hit certain deadlines and that helped keep things on track. Maybe that might be an option as an incentive to finish.
Yeah. If he said it’s a 2-3 week process, I wouldn’t be hitting him up every day. Tell me a deadline I am going to hold you to it unless we discuss otherwise.
I had a tough time finding anyone to even come look at the job. Out of about 12 called 2 showed up for estimates, 1 of those never called back. About 6 never returned my call, 3-4 said they were retired or not interested.
Finally got the original roofer out, he said it was his responsibility and he’d do the work. He did say he had trouble finding local help and his crew was totally El Salvadorean but he would take care of my work himself. Snow too much of a problem yet, maybe next week.
I had a guy come to look at a concrete job I wanted to get done last fall–he seemed enthusiastic at first, then stopped returning any calls. Couldn’t get anyone else to call me back. Maybe they’re all swamped and don’t want small jobs?
They decided they want to do abstract jobs instead.
Maybe I’m not speaking their language–some sort of unintelligible patios?
Try hiring help. It ain’t easy.
Sure it is. Just lower your standards a bit.
Friend, it is hard to lower them much more.
1. Does she have a pulse?
/tip your waiter
Contractors and landscapers are the absolute worst about debris removal. I tell them upfront — “I write the check once everything is complete and all debris are loaded up, not a momet before.”
You’re so *stern*, Tonio.
One of the things I did before retirement was supervise wiring vendors doing cable pulls and terminations.
*cut to a sea of wire clippings littering the entire property*
He is sitting at 75% payment…so maybe he is cool with not getting the 25%? Bad thing is after first few days we referred him out. I know he started one of those projects in the middle of mine hence my thought he is overextending himself and his crew. Or like I said…take a bunch of white folk cash as quick as possible and bolt.
75% up front? Are you high?
No no no. We had deliverables and gates.
Sounds odd on a 4-5 day job.
Meh, we got the work for a steal and will use the 25% to build our own firepit. I came up on 4 shovels, a nice handheld cutter, concrete, and probably $400 of papers. Along with 200sq of turf.
Going price from all the other contractors were about 20% more than his bid
Google does not like the word pavers
They like to have several jobs going at once (multi tasking). A rain day go to an inside job. Equipment rental necessary? Use it in all locations needing that equipment. I ‘m not supporting them but that’s how they work. When they get close to finished they sometimes need a little prodding.
Or maybe the expected upfront from the referral is more attractive than finishing your job for the remaining 25%.
Do make sure the referral client knows this about him.
Yep all told.
Lol. Renewable, huh?
If they want to turn us into a communist nation, that’s a great start. Looks just like something from the USSR.
Probably used more electricity to make that aluminum than the installation ever produced commercially.
Since it was online only 3+ years, I bet you’re right.
That project seems like it would work well in space to concentrate solar for power, but what supervillain thought a DEATH RAY MACHINE was a good idea on the surface?
well, if you want to build a death ray machine, there’s no one better!
I’ve seen that project’s twin in southern Spain, except the one in southern Spain was fully operational and actually producing boatloads of electricity.
And yeah, it’s pretty high-tech and uses exotic materials which need to withstand absurd heat levels.
My son is going to work for a company that does these types of projects. I’m really interested to learn more about the business, as I know there are several projects that they did that are going quite well.
As usual, the answer is somewhere well beyond the headlines.
Vote Animal/STEVE SMITH in 2024! We promise to seize power and leave you alone, except for those people deemed deserving of a STEVE SMITH intervention.
That will certainly cut down on the over-crowding at our national parks.
Feature, not bug.
Brandon continues to tank. Strawberry is preparing the battlespace for a terrible inflation report. Everything looks grim for our favorite pants-shitter-in-chief.
You know what would be good right now?
Yep! Some good, old-fashioned war propaganda!
So are we going to war, or will there be a dozen people on TV telling us Biden didn’t really mean what he said?
Remember when Obama used to draw red lines? Now Biden draws brown lines.
According to the talking heads, we’re already at war in a Ukraine ?♂️
Yesterday: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”
Today: Yeah, about that…
As I said earlier today, I’d imagine that in any other situation, “Assault on a Federal Employee” would garner a somewhat different official response.
When are primary ballots supposed to be mass mailed out? Will we hear of the disenfranchisement of this area?
And it is Santa Fuckin Monica lol not Compton.
They will just pre-fill the ballots at the polling place and skip mailing them out. Problem solved!
Only the mailMEN?
The Ring doorbell has left them with blueballs for their secondary purpose
The personpeople please…
Mail was suspended in one of the suburbs near me due to wild turkeys. The wild turkeys were reportedly attacking the postmen.
“What kept you from delivering the mail?”
“You’re fired! Drinking on the job is unacceptable!”
50 mph gusts and dust storm here in Vegas Valley. Neph is going to have a fun flight in if the winds keep up.
Yeah, same here in the Pahrumpian desert. Puts kind of an odd tint in the sky.
The cat took 5 steps outside, went “Nope”, and came back inside.
Twice a year, like clockwork we get the winds. I like it the first few days but then it becomes relentless. Chicago has nothing on the Vegas Valley.
Daily Quordle 77
Little rocky today.
Mammary Monday awaits STEVE SMITH’s ministrations.
Last call for DAILY QUORDLE ROUNDUP™©® entries, Results go live at 10:55pm BST
DAILY QUORDLE ROUNDUP™©®
Ted S. 20
Not Adahn 22
The Hyperbole 24
Bobarian LMD 24
Rat on a train 24
Raven Nation 24
Dr, Fronkensteen 27
trshmnstr the terrible 28
Translucent Chum 30
Name’s BEAM, James BEAM 214
one true athena 25
A brutal one on the field today, more MikeSes then I ever though possible. l0b0t shows that theres only one letters difference between champ and chump (also chimp, but that doesn’t apply here) Ted S and Sean post a lackluster pair of 20s for the win. One true athena returns to her throne with what would be an embarrassing 25 if she had any competition.
Seriously people pick it up! What’s going to happen when we get challenged to a Quordle fight by some other Republican pretending to be libertarian web site’s commentaria. We’ll get bitch slapped, that’s what.
And I left out MikeS, he got a 119.
Champion of the Chumps. Suck it!
“some other Republican pretending to be libertarian web site’s commentaria”
Now there’s The Hyperbole we’ve come to know and be annoyed by!
You have to admit, that was a pretty good shot.
Definitely. My comment was written with my tongue firmly in my cheek.
For TH: https://imgflip.com/i/1zl8nj
Well, yeah…for a Democrat.
And its #77 not #75. what? I had a few beers at lunch, sue me.
You abuse my name for your amusement, yet fail to list my score. I’d say you had more than a few bees at lunch.
He had lunch with Fourscore?
Six is a few, no?
*spins the wheel*
Whatever happened to the murder hornets, anyway?
Killed by Assad’s chemical weapons.
I think it was the Cicada Invasion that killed the Murder Hornets. You’re thinking the Killer BEES. Totally different panic.
I thought it would be “I saw Cicada Invasion open for . . . ” etc.
Any politicians in the area?
The dementia patient with anger issues is completely off his rocker
Sure Brandon, private ownership of cannons was banned at the time the 2A was passed. And that ignorant dipshit walks away with it too. In the middle he rambles about restoring full rights to ex-felons. Gee, I wonder if that includes firearms ownership?
Sure. Felons will have the same right to own a firearm as any other little person.
Which is to say, not really any rights at all.
How long until Ontario gets another mask mandate? There is an election in two months so another Mandate will be an admission of incompetence…
Fuck you Doug.
And Del Duca
Would the vast majority of voters care or would they clap like seals for the return of masks?
(Return of the Mask) Come on
(Return of the Mask) Oh my God
(You know that I’ll be back) Here I am
(Return of the Mask) Once again
(Return of the Mask) Pump up the world
(Return of the Mask) Watch my flow
(You know that I’ll be back) Here I go
Damn you and your earworm!
You know what happened last time someone tried to do a sequel to the Mask?
Slavery is freedom
*Xi nods, and smiles*
I think of all covid formulations that’s the one that irks me the most. Everyone has the “right” to spread deadly pathogens, because that’s what everyone does and has done forever. Do these people actually believe they never spread a virus to someone else who might’ve gotten sick and died of it? This is real Born Yesterday rhetoric that just makes me want to slap whoever says it with a dead fish, because it’s so fucking stupid (not to mention self-serving and authoritarian, but mostly just stupid)
Do I have the right to breathe in public? If so, I have the right to spread pathogens to other humans. You might draw a line at “knowingly and intentionally”, at worst, but that is a very long way from what they are trying to do.
We probably haven’t needed the vast majority of the vaccines currently out there. The idea that we haven’t evolved to fight most things is laughable. There are suggestions the supposed success in childhood illnesses may be attributed to radical improvements in nutrition and sanitation.
All I know is that I’m not interested in sharing space with these goddamn bug-phobes.
Problem is those bug-phobes very much do not want to leave you alone and are have the power to do so…
No, it’s MOSTLY authoritarian from the people that came up with the argument and spread it on American Pravda. It’s mostly stupid from the people who repeat it. Same as any other political issue.
The traditional social norms that I like were never supposed to be challenged…
I bet the same people cheered when Illinois repealed a law that “makes it a felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for knowingly exposing someone to HIV without taking measures to protect the other person”.
So why are modern cities bastions of totalitarianism? And it is from the affluent ones?
As we can see the TOP MEN argument has been around for a long time
One notes the absence of any principled restraint on the State. Apparently, it is elected, and no restrictions on its power are necessary because the process of election obsoletes any concern about whether what the State does needs to meet any substantive standard. Whatever you can convince 50% + 1 of the electorate to vote for is, ipso facto, meet and just and right.
It is basically enlightened despotism and repressive tolerance. Now that the reactionaries are not in power we can totally trust the liberals to do whatever they want to us. It is right to fear the King censoring you since he is Bad but the Liberal is Good so his censoring of you is doing it for your own good…
What a riot that argument has turned out to be. Turns out representative “democracy” paired with “capitalism” (pronounced fascist corporatist oligarchy) is really good at creating the largest, most powerful, yet unaccountable empire the world has ever seen.
Didn’t de Tocqueville point out that the French Revolution centralized France far more than Louis XIV ever managed to do?
Unless he (a) is rather dim and (b) returns from working abroad really soon now, good luck with that.
I feel like most of these are about as real as Penthouse letters. I don’t know if you’ve ever read anything written by the general public or even the average college grad, but most people string together sentences that make Biden look coherent and articulate. Plus, I find it nearly impossible that anyone would actually seek at this Diedre bitch’s vapid, platitude laden advice.
Probably invented, and reworded where not.
Sentences have been changed to protect the innocent.
I wrote a pretty moderate essay to my base leadership in response to the last DEI training, drawing the line from Marxist theory, to Critical Theory, to DEI, and then to the current culture war, including pro-Marxist quotes from BLM leadership. In it I outlined how the Air Force is going along with Marxist theory and proposed a couple solutions to revamp DEI training (I know it’s not going away), several books and blogs leaders should read for a different perspective, and refocus on the shared classical liberal underpinnings of America. Since I’m separating my give-a-fuck meter is pretty low and honestly, it wasn’t a great essay.
To my surprise, I was not excoriated. It was sent higher. The senior enlisted leader, a black woman because that matters I guess, agreed with a lot of it and wants me to consider opening up more discussions with some parts of it.
Hopefully I don’t get volunteered for something.
Would you consider filing off the serial numbers and dressing it up for publication here?
Yeah, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to do that. Lots of jargon and missing context because it came about from an after-training discussion where I engaged base leadership one-on-one and they asked if I’d be willing to write it down so they could see references and whatnot.
Hopefully I don’t get volunteered for something.
“Good news, Mustang! You get an all expenses paid trip to be a forward observer in Ukraine! I hear its lovely there, once mud season is over.”
People can’t be this stupid.
“As politicians spar over who’s to blame for recent increases in gas prices, a large majority of Americans say oil companies and Russian President Vladimir Putin are major culprits, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.”
Maybe look at a chart showing when gas prices started to increase.
“Although the public appears open to Democratic arguments, they are more likely to place a “great deal” or a “good amount” of blame for the price increases on Democratic party policies (52%) and Biden (51%) than on Republican party policies (33%) and former President Donald Trump (24%). A strong majority of Americans (68%) also disapproves of the way Biden is handling gas prices.”
Is it normal to drag a former president into polling on current phenomena? Finally,
“One bright spot continues to be the president’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 58% of Americans approving — up from 50% in late January.”
Psst. You’re supposed to pretend that you’re neutral on these issues.
Narrator: People are this stupid.
They definitely are.
Well ya, he stopped pushing covid policy except the travel mask bullshit.
For now. The gnome was doing the Sunday circuit this week.
Even Boulder has stopped masking. Gonna be difficult to gin up the panic again.
Philly seems to have jumped back in on the game.
From what I’ve seen and who I’ve been talking to, ginning up the panic will probably be remarkably easy around these parts . . .
Philadelphia has re-masked and like-minded places can’t be far behind.
May 17, 2022 GENERAL PRIMARY
Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with that now could it?
“Here, let me collect that ballot for you.”
Vegas really is the bellwether and we haven’t seen any major uptick. So if masking comes back its pure political
As opposed to when it was medical?!?
Yeah, remember those good ol’ days?
Nope, me neither.
Mid-March to about 5 days after were medical…
Is that when it went from “you don’t need a mask” to “you must wear a mask”?
His COVID numbers improved because he stopped talking about it.
Yeah, I feel like people are giving him undue credit for that.
Looks up…blinks…it was worth the double take!
Happy New Normal everyone!
Are mask mandates examples of Herber Spencer cooperation under contract” that is supposed to exist in the city?
No; they’re examples of Winston’s monomania.
Also, you know how twitter does that thing where they tack on a string of More Tweets at the end of a tweet that cater to the like-minded audience of the original tweet? There’s a whole river of left-wing tweets after this one, so the algorithm must think that ABC News is for a left-wing audience.
Or maybe I’m just getting too goddamn paranoid.
Philly is a shithole. If they returned to firebombing whole neighborhoods , it might improve things.
Canada is fucked…
Canada is fucked . . .
Not necessarily. We have extraordinarily bad actors in government at the moment (*COUGH*Justin Trudeau*COUGH*), but there are still at least some mechanisms in place to ultimately bring these people to heel.
And if that doesn’t work, The Hair That Walks Like A Man™ needs to realize that he will not have the overweening protection of the Canadian State forever, and that there very well may be people, after he leaves office, who will be waiting for him in the tall grass . . .
That last quote mine. Oops…
Also Victorian Sexual Morality was a pretty explicit rejection of the behavior of the aristocracy. For example Queen Victoria’s uncle and predecessor had fathered ten illegitimate children with an Irish actress and as far as I can tell the English Liberals and Radicals attacked him for it rather than praise him for rejecting hypocritical and stiffling conventional morality…
Seriously, though. What the hell?
You really do wanna pour hydrogen peroxide into your eyeballs after seeing something like that, don’t you?
Oh fuck my eyes..
And my first question is, where does that/it get money to fly private?
Damn this world is fucked up.
But how can the pilot keep the Cellulite Express in trim?
ATF’s ruling is out today. Not sure how to make heads or tails of the legal gobbledy-gook, but here’s one relevant bit:
And “readily” basically means it’s possible to do so.
So, a block of aluminum that may be “converted” to a fiream by “any process [or] action” is a firearm.
Homemade fireworks mortar housing also included? What about a structure for homemade model rockets?
We need a new form of government. What I propose is a “super congress”. This will completely replace our current federal state and local governments, which will all be disbanded.
Each year, anyone who wants to run for the super congress registers his or her name. They campaign for a month, and then an election is held. No pre-voting or mail-in voting.
Each of the losers is imprisoned for life.
The winners get to make one speech, then they are executed publicly.
Property owners are responsible for administrating their land.