Sunday, November 11, 2018

Random Thoughts

I shake my head...

● I 'love' the new LL Bean commercial. Apparently, the Crips and Bloods are meeting for a football game. (And yes, I know it's meant to be West Side Story, but it sure seems like Crips and Bloods).

● OMG do I despise this Geico ad with this a-hole who winnies about how great a day it was when he mowed his lawn and the last stripe fit his mower exactly and he... ug shoot me... posted it on social media and got 127 likes. Seriously, someone put this loser out of his misery.

● Scientists have now concluded (long after anyone with a brain should have) that we humans did NOT kill off the Neanderthals. Instead, we interbred with them and they ceased to exist. That's good sex. Anyways, this should have been obvious a long time ago as they can trace Neanderthal DNA through us and even linked Neanderthal DNA to things like autism. How did it get there if we didn't interbreed with them? Did our ancestors get it from sharing a toilet seat?

More interestingly, this now puts the lie to a liberal belief that underpins our evil nature: the idea of the killer ape. Liberals believe that humans evolved from a killer ape who wiped out all competitors. Hence, we are violent because we evolved from a violent ape. The idea that we wiped out the Neanderthals was part of this. But now that's not true. Suddenly, their understanding of human nature is faulty. Think they'll admit that? Doubt it.

● I have zero sympathy for the celebs whose palaces are being burned down. I'm sure they're all insured. And in the meantime, they can live happily in their vacation homes, as they lecture us about our carbon footprint.

● Trump apparently signed a law allowing families with terminal kids to try experimental treatments. Good for him.

● I've seen several investor reports recently that say that Victoria's Secret is dying. That doesn't surprise me. I think their vision of beauty is too elitist and doesn't really resonate with people.

● Isn't it funny how the voting irregularities and found ballots always happen in Democratic districts and help Democrats?

● Check this out. This is the advertising pitch for a watch company supposedly started by two normal dudes who found crowd-source funding and created this new company outside the system, man. When you read this, tell me if this doesn't sound like it was produced by a marketing robot:
In 2013, we started MVMT to disrupt the overpriced and outdated models of the fashion industry. Empowered by the people through crowdfunding, our original watch line set us apart by bringing you quality, minimalist designs at radically fair prices. Through social media we grew far beyond our Los Angeles home, becoming a global community of 1.5 million MVMT owners (and counting).

We’re inspired by the go-getters, the innovators, the dreamers; and our designs embody this very spirit. They’re built for adventuring, creating, and daring to disrupt the norm. Above all else, we create with the dream of enlivening our ultimate mission: to inspire you to live life on your own terms.
Ouch. That hurt my soul. So I'm supposed to be inspired to live my life by my own paradigm by buying a mass produced watch... because that will make me unique. Seriously, could you squeeze in any more marketing nomenclature?

● Finally, I'm pretty sure there is an ancient Indian burial ground under my driveway. Nothing else explains why it's the only driveway on the street where the snow won't melt. I need an exorcist... with a snow shovel.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Why We Know The Media Lies

The media lies to push its agenda. We know this. How do we know? Some thoughts.

Let's start with something basic. The media tells its stories very selectively shading the truth, hiding facts and distorting the picture. For example, Muslims shootup a bar screaming about Allah and the media goes out of their way to wonder what the motive could possibly be. They don't even mention that these guys are Muslims until the last possible second. Conversely, a white guy does it because he's crazy and the media zeroes in on their racism narrative. You can't trust people who distort the telling of facts like that.

Last night's football game had a great example. Eric Reid, one of the two big kneelers (and one of the only ones left in the league) took a cheap shot at Ben Roethlisberger. As QB Roethlisberger was sliding, Reid dove about as low as humanly possible and tried to place his elbow and shoulder into Roethlisberger's helmet. His aim was off, but he still connected, snapping the QB's head back. He was rightly ejected from the game. A leftist reporter, who normally screams about cheap shots and how the NFL doesn't protect QB's heads enough, wrote about this in a way which totally downplayed it. He wrote, "Reid tried to go over Roethlisberger but glanced his helmet with his shoulder." This is basically a lie. Reid aimed right for him, he didn't try to go over him. Reid also went late, long after Ben started sliding -- something not mentioned by the sports reporter. And it wasn't a glance, it was a solid hit that snapped Ben's head back, another fact omitted. Why distort like this? Because the reporter's made Reid into a hero for kneeling. Said differently, because he wants to protect Reid, he wrote a story that paints a completely false picture.

How can you trust a media that does this routinely?

Let's consider another example. Trump called the caravan an invasion. The media scoffed. This is just one little group of people they said condescendingly. Then a second and third and fourth caravan followed. They barely covered those and none of them admitted that this looks more and more like a mass migration than just "one little group of people." A week in, one of them even spilled the beans by writing, "these caravans happen all the time. This one is only a big deal because Trump chose to make it news." IN other words, while accusing Trump of scaremongering by saying this was mass migration, they failed to report that they knew this was mass migration. And while they claimed this was only one little caravan, they knew it was part of a never-ending train of caravans.

Today, we have more. Trump said that this group was not just mothers and kids from Honduras. He said it was full of people from all kinds of countries. "Paranoid!" screamed the media. "Why, I've seen(looked) for no evidence that those people exist!" Well, today, the AP has a glowing article about how it's not just Latins coming through Mexico anymore. Nope. It's Arabs, blacks from Africa and Asians too. Isn't that great?! It's easier to come in that way than the legal way. In other words, while calling Trump a liar, they knew he was right and they were lying.

Again, how can you trust these people after that?

NBC withheld evidence that one of Kavanaugh's accusers had recanted her tale and accused Michael Avenatti of lying. They routinely withhold claims of scandal against liberals until after elections. They "fact check" away bad facts against liberals as they report them, but keep reporting known false "facts" against conservatives. Yahoo will run with debunked anti-conservative stories up to three days later.

Again, how can you trust these people?

Don't forget the absolutely uncritical manner in which they report false claims like this supposed vast number of black men killed by cops. Name them. They repeat this lie that women make less than men, which isn't true for most women and is reversed for young women. Why? Because they want these groups upset. Now they are posting videos of idiots saying racist things. How is that news It isn't unless you want to create a narrative... and with bodycams on cops killing the "I am victim" argument, they need a new narrative.

And let's not forget that surveys show that media types tend to be liberal in the 90% range. They donate to Democrats in the 95% range. And many of them are from the revolving door between Democratic campaigns and the media. That kind of profile would be considered hopelessly biased in any other field, yet we're supposed to believe they can be fair? Hardly.

The media cannot be trusted. This is why.
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Save Justice Ginsburg

For those who don't know, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell yesterday and broke some ribs. She's apparently been hospitalized and is being well-cared for, but there are concerns about her failing health overall leading to her retirement. What's more a great many liberals have apparently offered to give her their own ribs and organs to keep her alive. A couple thoughts.

First, I'm happy to see liberals finally getting into charity. It must feel so strange to finally offer something of your own rather than just demanding that the Government take it from some rich guy. Congrats on becoming somewhat human!

Secondly, as you note, it is vital that Ginsburg received those organs and ribs. So don't wait to send them. Go to your kitchens, take the safety coating off your little round knives, and rip open your chests. You'll have to fish around, but go ahead and rip those organs out. You'll be fine. Trust me. Make sure you put your organs on ice in the freezer. Then call 555-0911 and someone will come pick them up. Bless you, you brave liberals.

Third, obviously, I'm kidding... no liberal is ever going to donate anything of their own. That's not how they work.

Fourth, still, this has me thinking. What if Ginsburg did die or needed to retire and Trump got to pick her replacement? Do you know what for a spectacle that would be. Leftists would hold mass rallies led by Hollywood types demanding that the decision be taken away from Trump... and made by Oprah. The Dems in the House would try to rush an impeachment. And ordinary liberals would lose their minds.

That could be a lot of fun.

Fifth, I actually kind of like Justice Ginsburg. Although I disagree with her politics (and she reminds me of Count Dracula), she's not some modern leftist fool. So I wish her well. (Don't stop cutting out those organs though, liberals!)

Sixth, I think Trump may get 1-2 more justices in this term, with one being a liberal. I'm hoping he picks women both times. An Asian woman would be fantastic, as would an Hispanic woman. But I'll take honkey chicks too. In fact, I'd love to see him start appointing lots of women. That would blow the minds of feminists. They would be SOOOOO angry. Talk about flipping the script!

Thoughts?
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Post-Elective Thoughts

Here are my thoughts on last night's little soiree.

● If I were a Democrat, I would be really, really, really upset about last night. They have never had a better chance to win the House and Senate than last night:
(1) History was on their side,
(2) Trump is hated,
(3) Women were energized by rapey Supreme Court nominees,
(4) Black people were energized by imagined racism,
(5) Hispanics were "more energized than ever",
(6) young people were energized by gun violence in Florida,
(7) the MSM blamed the GOP for sparking terrorism,
(8) the MSM linked the GOP to white supremacists, etc.
You couldn't ask for better conditions for the left. And yet, there was no blue wave. They lost seats in the Senate. They barely took the House with 26 seats after talking about a hundred. They won some governorships but not in purple states like new Georgia, Ohio, New Hampshire, and not in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut. Pathetic. This must sting... if they're capable of being honest.

Add this to the failure of 2016 and they have to wonder if they don't have a bigger problem. Maybe the public just doesn't like them? Maybe they miscalculated the demographics? Maybe their collection of losers just aren't reliable voters? Shouldn't have satisfied the gays... shouldn't have dumped the white union guys.

● I wonder if this result won't make the Democrats even crazier in the House? It wouldn't surprise me if they conclude that they can't win with the current demographics and they take up an even more hostile posture, especially being weighed down with a fresh generation of socialists, in the hopes of upsetting the game and creating new conditions.

● The media painted this as a referendum on Trump. IF that's the case, then he passed with flying colors. Why? There was no blue wave. A wave would have been apparent in the Senate races, which are statewide. The GOP did really well in those. Where the GOP lost was Congressmen who failed to keep their districts happy, ie. local issues.

Ironically, I already see articles that read: "Democrats capture House in rebuke to Trump." Does that make any sense to you logically? Why didn't they win the Senate then? Why was it only races with scandals or purple districts where this happened? These are the lies liberals tell themselves to soothe the hurt.

As an aside, playing Devil's Advocate, you could argue that the GOP could have survived these problems and kept the House if Trump had been more popular, particularly with suburban women. There might be something to that. It would have helped if (1) Trump had appointed more women and (2) he sent his female appointees out to campaign earlier. But at the same time...

● The GOP needs to connect to city dwellers, i.e. female suburban women. Run women. Run teachers. Develop an agenda that protects families from economic and social harm and helps middle class people help their kids succeed. Lindsey Graham said this too. Man, my respect for him keeps skyrocketing suddenly. Weird.

● Every race in which celebrities turned out to help the Democrat went to the Republican. The public hates celebrities. Sorry Lebron... Oprah... Taylor and all the rest of you dipsticks. Thanks for helping!

● I'm not seeing the year of the woman... again. Hard to tell though. All those articles proclaiming this the Year of the Woman kind of vanished suddenly. That said, there are now 85 women in the House. This beats the current tally of 84. Oddly, NBC had predicted that between 35 and 40 new women would be seated in the House on the strength of the #metoo movement, but that seems a tad optimistic now. Still, +1 is an improvement, right? Of course, Claire McCaskill lost in the Senate as did Heidi Heitcamp (who voted against Kavanaugh), so maybe we just broke even. Next time!

● The GOP is probably stronger in the Senate than before with the retirement of Jeff Flake.

● The left was trying a "Medicare for all" platform. It failed. Identity politics did not extend to being a tranny in Vermont, where the GOP candidate won the governorship. "Vote black to show you're not racist" failed in Georgia and Florida.

● Ted Cruz looked super beatable. Running a far-left progressive was apparently a mistake.

● This will add a lot of fuel to the Democratic civil war. The progressives who survived the primaries tended to win, all be it because they were in safe districts. At the same time, the progressives pretending to be moderates came very close to winning, but ultimately lost. That will give each side unshakeable confidence that they are right. That's a recipe for a split. Look for the post mortem on Beto O'Rourke to become a flashpoint in this debate/war.

● Here's your Democratic lineup for 2020: Media Darling Beto O'Rourke... Californian Kamala Harris... Californian Gavin Newsome... Grandpa Joe Biden... Fake Injun Elizabeth Warren... too-moderate Coloradan John Hickenlooper... sleazeball Michael Avantti... 16 oz. Michael Bloomberg... Ron Paul Bernie Sanders... with possible guest appearances by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and the Draft Oprah choir.

Thoughts?
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Monday, November 5, 2018

Don't Panic!

And grab a towel. (For Hitchhiker's fans.) Seriously though, as we head into an election day tomorrow that looks to be bad to pretty bad, keep in mind that none of you need to stress over this.

(1) You have people who love you, and that is truly all that matters in life.

(2) The human race has been through worse. Plagues, floods, the Holocaust. This is nothing compared to those things and we always pulled through and made the world better afterwards. Indeed, despite millions of wrong turns, the human race seems to be on a slow, steady journey of improvement. We'll get past this, no matter what happens.

(3) In fact, we've lived through worse. You want bad? Think back to Obama 2008. At that point, the Democrats held the White House, the House, a super-majority in the Senate, and effectively the Supreme Court. That was perhaps the closest the US ever came to being destroyed. And yet, we survived. This time, the Democrats will only get the House. We control all the rest. That means gridlock... which isn't a bad thing if you're a conservative. That will just make us even less dependent on those dipsticks in Washington.

(4) Keep in mind that Washington really barely matters to us anymore. Washington has become a place that matters only to corporate titans looking to make a crooked buck. It no longer controls the economy as it did in the 1940's. It is no longer the leader of science as it was when NASA was King and the military needed to win the cold war. It never had power over culture except to ratify things the public was already doing. The government matters less to us today than it has at any point in my life.

(5) And anything they try, Trump will veto.

(6) Most importantly though, keep in mind that most people are fundamentally good, fundamentally rational, and fundamentally grounded in common sense. The news isn't. The news is full of crazy a-holes. Our political system and Hollywood and the media mimic that. But the public isn't like that. You are surrounded by good people. You live on a fantastic, amazing planet. God, or whatever you want to call Him/it, is good. So what if Nancy Pelosi whines away in a former swamp. You live for something greater and among people who are greater.

(7) Dogs. 'nuff said. What amazing creatures.

All in all, I know that you are interested in politics... and it's about to turn to sh*t. I know that you resent being mistreated by celebrities... and they are about to act mighty smug (though they shouldn't, not with a minor win). I know you love this country and it hurts when jerks get to try to harm her, as Democrats do. But America will survive and will regain her balance and will move forward greater than ever. Those same celebrities will feel smug Wednesday but will go back to selling their souls, falsely accusing each other of rape, suing each other over nothing, and dying of drug overdoses the day after. Why care what they think? The next few years will be even more shrill, sure, but we'll still be here to talk rationally. And finally, none of this ultimately matter to your life. Remember that. Your life is much more important than what happens in Washington. You are much more important than all of them combined.

So hang in there, my friends.
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Election Day Tuesday

So the big election is Tuesday. This one could be a mess. I'm still not at all sure how it will turn out except that the GOP will keep the Senate. The House... I have no idea. I've told you why I think the GOP could keep the House. Gerrymandering. Polls being national. Great economy. Democratic idiocy. The army of caravans. No Democrats looking to get ahead of the victory. Trump's high popularity.

But something bothered me this weekend. Mike Pence declared that we would keep the House. That felt like a death blow to me. That felt like a last ditch effort to encourage people to get out to vote in a desperate cause. Arg. Now I'm not so sure... not that I was sure before either, but it seems like the GOP is resigned to losing. That's a bad sign.

So here are some thoughts.

Whether they lose or not, the GOP made several mistakes. (1) Not advertising their achievements all along. I doubt many can identify what they've done other than fight with Trump. (2) They keep running loonys that hurt the image -- the Nazi in Illinois, for example. The Democrats do this too and it hurts them too, but the GOP ones get the news coverage because the media is biased. (3) Not learning to denounce the racists who try to "help" them in races like Florida. (4) Not having an agenda to sell.

While letting the Democrats have the House won't be pleasant, but what is these days -- I can barely turn on the internet with my rage coming on -- it might actually be good for 2020. The Democrats will go apeshit because that it what they are and they will pass some insane demonstration bills... "shut down ICE!" They will hold angry hearings 24/7. They will shutdown the government. They might even try to impeach Trump. All of that should bring about a pretty strong red wave in 2020, when we need it even more. I suggest Valium for the next two years. Then we'll see.

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