Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Some Interesting Thoughts

A couple of thoughts on things you may have missed.

Trannies Moving Right: Ok, that may be an overstatement, but a study came out the other day which found that transsexuals are far more conservative than the population at large. This doesn't actually surprise me. For various reasons, in my legal practice, I've had considerable dealings with transsexuals and their community. The thing that always struck me is that transsexuals have a very different view of masculinity and femininity than does the public at large. If I had to describe it precisely, I would say that transsexuals use their parents' generation as the basis for their definition of masculine and feminine, and even a stereotyped view at that. Hence, when they try to transition, they generally try to mimic the rules and styles of that stereotype. Thus, transsexual males-to-females view womanhood as the more submissive version of the 1950's housewife, whereas transsexual females-to-males view manhood as the 1950's Rebel Without A Cause. Hence, they want to be these stereotype people rather than the effeminate males and action hero females of today.

Taking this one step further, think about what this means about their worldview. Despite their class being a modern issue, their attitudes are distinctly "old school." That makes them incompatible in a fundamental way with modern leftism and its mushy "we are all one sex" dogma. Indeed, their views align with fairly hardcore Christianity's views. Interesting.

Naturally, the "leaders" of the movement are fundamental leftists, as always, because those people always try to exploit group membership to achieve power. But the rank and file don't seem to be consistent with that or share their view. What does this mean for voting patterns and the future? I'm not sure yet. But it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Unhand Me Woman!: There is a Republican candidate for governor of Mississippi who told a female journalist that she couldn't travel with him unless there was a male escort. Wow, did the feminists lose their minds... with good reason. Indeed, the articles on this are insultingly trying to claim that this is an admission that the man can't control himself, i.e. that he's a sex fiend, the reality is that this is the chickens coming home to roost. This is what happens when a vast number of women start making false allegations without proof and the left screams that we need to believe them regardless of age, lack of proof, or even lack of sense, and then destroy the careers of men. When someone proves themselves a danger, you protect yourself accordingly. This is accordingly. This is one of those things that was so obvious it would happen from the beginning, but the left just can't control themselves. And now women get to pay a price for it. Is that fair to women as a group? No. But this is the natural response to what happened... and they have only the left to blame.

As an aside, a huge number of female (leftist) journalists chimed in on this in the most pathetic hand-wringing and insulting ways. They were outraged and horrified, and not one of them admitted that they were also to blame.

Lovely Baltimore: The Baltimore issue shows why leftists cannot solve problems. Once someone points out a problem, they circle the wagons and deny it, rather than fixing it. I've spent considerable time in Baltimore and I can tell you that Trump is understating how sh*tty the place is. Over a six month period, a friend of mine who lived near Camden Yards was robbed, had his house broken into three times and his car six times. He stopped locking doors so the locals wouldn't damage his property when they broke in. He saw a woman pistol whipped in a grocery store for shoplifting. I witnessed numerous drug deals, tons of zombie-like crack heads, saw neighborhoods that looked bombed out, was told by cops to avoid certain neighborhoods, did some construction examinations which revealed the rot that underlies their housing, saw hookers within a few hundred feet of a police station, saw homeless everywhere, got extorted to keep my car safe in a tourist zone, saw cops and politicians arrested for corruption, and saw little in the way of productivity. Yet, no one wants to fix those things apparently. Oh well.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Liberal Hit Piece

Yahoo is a nest of leftist sh*ts. If there is stupid leftist opinion to be had, their little collective will hold it and assume that it's the only acceptable opinion. They are relentless in attacking the values of America, Christianity, the middle class. They are relentless in pushing failed leftist ideology, in falsely screaming racism and sexism, in covering up truth, in calling reasonableness hate and promoting hate in the guise of tolerance. That makes them a great representative to understand just how vile and moronic and hypocritical the left is. That bring me to today's topic. Today's topic involves a hit piece they just published.

This hit piece takes aim at Peyton Manning. By way of background, Manning is an incredibly popular former NFL quarterback. Most everyone loves him and by all accounts he's a special human being. He's loyal, devoted to his fans and family. He apparently has been writing letters to people his whole life telling them how he appreciates them. (There was a show about this with dozens of people in tears over getting these letters.) When Katrina hit, he and his brother chartered a commercial jet and filled it with food and water at their own expense and took it down there. He regularly visits sick kids in the hospital and no one who knows him has ever said a bad word about him.

But this is a cynical age and, like all famous people, his name has been dragged around by opportunists. A trainer at the U. of Tennessee claimed he exposed himself to her -- an argument to keep women out of locker rooms, frankly. There was no proof. It was contrary to Manning's character. And her witnesses did not support her. The University settled nevertheless, because they always do. Then, near the end of Manning career, a guy who got caught handing out illegal medicines tried to claim that Manning and other famous clients of the clinic where he worked were secretly taking illegal substances. That fell through too. Despite neither claim being reputable, the sports media has clung to these things as points of frustration that the public ignored them and continued to like him. Indeed, when Manning retired, there was a desperate wave of articles written by the usual leftists trying to smear him with these "scandals." It didn't work.

So the other day, along comes this article at Yahoo with the title: "How long before America turns on beloved QB?" That's a loaded headline if ever there was one. When you read through the article, it's about Manning... for no particular reason. First, you get a brief dismissive statement that Manning has been popular because of his folksy, self-depreciating style. No mention is made of his good deeds or his sterling reputation. The article then jumps into the scandals, wrongly treating them as proven, and basically says that Manning had teflon or else he would have been brought down. There is even a hint of racism involved where the article suggests that the reaction would have been different if the same had been done by "Dak Prescot" (a well-liked black quarterback), though the article then also mentions a disliked white quarterback to lessen the suggestion that race is involved. Then comes the money paragraph. Read this:
Manning has thrived because he has kept his beliefs tucked close. He is, to coin a phrase, sticking to sports. Still, we can rough out the edges of his ideology: he’s a frequent visitor to, and possible member of, Augusta National, for instance. He’s donated to Republican figures, including the recent presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. More recently, he’s played golf with President Donald Trump and spoken at Republican events. (This is observation, folks, not criticism.)
Ah, got you Peyton Manning! You're a Republican. And that's the entire point to the article. There is literally no other purpose to this article than to warn leftists that Manning is a conservative. The author tries to pretend that being a conservative isn't a big deal when he says, "There’s nothing wrong with Manning, or anyone else, voting the way they wish and associating with whomever they wish, of course." But then, why did he write the article?

Think about this.

What is the point to this article? What is newsworthy here? Nothing. The author wrote this because he wanted to tell leftists that Manning is a conservative because he wants them to hate him because that is what the left does. They are incredibly unforgiving about anyone who doesn't share the approved views of the collective. Time and again, we've seen them try to destroy people or deny their achievements because of this. That is the sole purpose of the article. The author even supplies them with reasons to use to hate him by mentioning the discredited "scandals" so they don't need to admit this is all about ideological purity.

That is the left. In fact, the same thing was just done to Mariano Rivera, probably the greatest relief pitcher of all time, because he dares to like Trump. Rivera just got selected to the baseball Hall of Fame as the only player ever to be selected unanimously, and suddenly Yahoo starts writing articles with no information in them except that Rivera has helped out an opioid addiction program created by Trump and he's said good things about Trump. Why does that matter? It shouldn't. But these are leftists and they want to make it intolerable for anyone on the right to openly express their opinions. So if you speak your mind like Rivera, they're going to let other leftists know about your views, relevant or not. Even if you don't openly express them, like Manning, they will write hit pieces that suggest that you might have thoughtcrimes and then suggest reasons to hate you.

Make no mistake, this is thought police crap. This is an attempt to damage reputations in the hopes that future athletes and others will never dare speak an opinion they do not tolerate. It's sick. They are sick.
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Crash and Burn

Robert Mueller finally testified today. The Democrats were hoping he would come out swinging and take Trump down no matter the cost. Well... that didn't happen.

By all accounts outside of Hollywood, Mueller's testimony was a disaster for the Democrats. They had hoped that Mueller would come to the hearing and just blast Trump. They wanted to hear that while Mueller was constrained by somethingsomething when he wrote the report, the truth was that he was awash in evidence that Putin peed on Trump as he handed Russian spies somethingsomething and they handed him Hillary Clinton's password (BILLSUCKS) as they plotted to pick up underage girls with Epstein. They wanted to hear that Russian banks and Trump's campaign computers were locked together in a love embrace, that promises were made to somethingsomething in exchange for somethingsomething TRUMP TOWERS! And get that bastard son of his too!!!

And none of that happened.

Mueller showed up and was lethargic, timid and prone to memory lapses which suggest that (1) he had little idea what was in the report, (2) he is well past his prime, and (3) he may not be a very bright man. He offered nothing new either. In fact, if anything, he took back his boldest steps. He evaded question after question from both Democrat and Republican. He offered zero evidence beyond the report. He gave no good soundbites. He offered little to support the vendetta. Indeed, the one thing he seemed to offer the Democrats -- the no-brainer idea that it would be legal to indict Trump once he left office -- he took away a little later by saying there was no evidence to do so. And the Democratic collective-woody deflated.

This was a total failure for the Democrats. And they noticed. Most political Democrats remained silent. Most pundits, like 4 out of 5 at Politico, noted that there was nothing new, this was a bad day for the Democrats and for Mueller, and it seems impeachment is stalled. (The fifth was busy wishfully thinking evidence that wasn't offered.) A handful of pundits did continue their sales job that this proved impeachment-worthy, but few others did. Hollywood was a notable exception were a small cabal of anti-Trumps (Chris Evans, John Cusack, Alyssa Milano and a couple more) acted as if something important had been learned and screamed for impeachment. Yawn. (As an aside, Joy Behar got racist, calling Trump's black supporters "blackground.")

Interestingly, the Democrats have now turned on Mueller with a majority believing that the report was rigged from the beginning. I'm surprised they aren't screaming "black flag".

Anyways, the general consensus is that this will do nothing more than cement opinions on both sides. I think that's wrong. I think this will demoralize the Democrats even more -- continued losses do that, energize Republicans to support Trump, and further ruin the main Democratic argument, which is that Trump is somehow evil. I also think this will make the pro-impeachment types even more nuts, which is bad for the Democrats. Not only does that turn off the normals, but it will drive an even bigger between between Nancy Pelosi and the stupid crazy wing of the party.

This won't end the debate as the Democrats never give up a conspiracy or a narrative, but I think it makes it impossible to sell. All told, this improves Trump's re-election chances a good couple percentages.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Some Pet Peeves

I often find myself annoyed by television commercials or other things in life. Fortunately, I have a blog. See how that works? ;)

● I am getting increasingly angry at the way business is interacting with customers. In particular, two things bother me. First, I will not go to a restaurant that uses these asinine kiosks. These are like computer screens that sit at the table and customers place their orders on them and pay on them. The purpose is to let the restaurant rid themselves of staff. And you feel it because you will be lucky if you see your waiter twice.

I like dealing with people in service professions. I do not like going through machines. I do not like self-service. I do not like not having someone to chat with and welcome you to the restaurant. I do not like never seeing a refill. In fact, I judge restaurants by the efficiency of refills and refills are rare at these places. Even more to the point, I don't like people being replaced by machines. I will not visit those places.

My local grocery store is trending the same way. They are testing (all over town) carts that automatically ring themselves up. That really bothers me on many levels.

● The second thing that's bothering me with customer payment interfaces is that everyone is starting to use these computer screens that automatically suggest a tip and make you turn it down. F-you. If you deserve a tip, I will give it to you. Do not beg me for a tip or try to shame me into tipping. Moreover, most of the people using these things are not in professions that society deems tipworthy and I will not start. Even worse, the tip screens obnoxiously start at 15% and go up to 30%. F-you. I tip really well, but 20% is for excellent service... beyond that requires something special. To suggest the range is 15-30% is a blatant attempt at a culture change, and it angers me.

● I have to shake my head when I see advertisements for these supplements like Frank "the Big Hurt" Thomas promising you a bigger slong with Slongenix. You know, none of these things work. They just don't. And that's probably a good thing because if they had genuinely active ingredients, they would probably kill you. Interestingly, there's increasing evidence that almost no vitamins or supplements work. Imagine that, you have to get your vitamins and minerals out of foods... not pills.

● I find it funny that the media continues to be so obsessed about who attended parties with Jeffery Epstein as if attending a party with someone makes you a co-conspirator with full knowledge of their crimes. And then there are the Clintons who practically went hunting for sex partners with the guy and the media ignores them. Tell me there's no bias.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

UpDate on #metoo's Corpse

As I've pointed out before, the #metoo movement was a total failure. Not only did it achieve none of its goals, it actually moved the needle backwards on most of those, reinforcing the requirement for due process and benefit of the doubt going against the accuser. But at least they brought down a whole bunch of sexist men, right?

No, actually. Only a handful were ever brought down and from the sound of it they should have been brought down apart from any movement. But little by little, they've almost all managed to return to what they were doing pre-accusation. Indeed, the only ones who really went down were about three or four top names or the ones who voluntarily stepped down (less than 100 total out of 150 million). Anyone who fought back or learned the #metoo sidestep ("I'm glad you've accused me, because it's good that women can now make these allegations //pats on head, but I'm not leaving.") just kept right on going... not to mention people like Biden or Bill Clinton who get a pass for political reasons.

Well, this week brings us two more high profile examples of #metoo's failure. The first failure involves one of the big two trophies of the #metoo movement: Kevin Spacey. Spacey's "crimes" were so bad that they expunged him from films, literally -- they reshot all the scenes he did in "All the Money in the World," replacing him with Christopher Plummer, and kicked him off of other projects. He was fired from a theater position and became persona non grata. They even put him on trial, like Harvey Weinstein, the other trophy. Personally, I've always considered it ironic that one of the biggest catches of the #metoo movement was a man who sexually harassed and assaulted young boys -- not women, but so be it. When your movement is desperate for trophies, you take what you can get.

The problem is that Spacey hired lawyers and fought back. And now the primary charges against him have been dismissed when it turns out that the accuser was basically shaking him down after a voluntary encounter. Stick another very big fork in the #metoo fantasy. When Weinstein wins, the total legacy of the #metoo movement will be bringing down MEGA a-ole Matt Lauer, at the cost of (1) undoing the college rape hysteria and strengthening due process for men, (2) increasing doubt for claims of harassment and rape, and (3) creating a backlash that makes it harder for women to succeed in the workplace. It might even end up exposing the actresses who invented #metoo in an effort hide the fact they slept with Weinstein to make their careers. Hello Ms. Hayek... and so many more. Ironically, this last one was forgotten or not generally known before #metoo.

Then there is this. After the NFL was caught doing nothing to player Ray Rice after he was caught on video knocking his girlfriend unconscious in an elevator, the NFL went hardcore in the other direction: "From this day forward, any player who hits a woman will be banned for at least six games, if not forever, without proof or trial!! Death by accusation!!" This wasn't a result of the #metoo movement, but the #metoo movement came soon after and this all falls into the same context as it quickly blended. Indeed, if the #metoo movement has any influence at all, then things like the NFL change in policy should become the norm and the NFL certainly should not bend its rules. Well, it just bent them beyond the point of breaking.

Kansas City Chief Tyreek Hill beat his girlfriend and got arrested. He then beat her again. Then he got caught on tape threatening her. The NFL swooped into action and... waited to see what the police would do. When the police did nothing, the NFL swooped in and... waited a few months. Now it's announced there will be no punishment. None. The Chiefs didn't even cut Hill, as has been the automatic public relations response for the past two years when domestic violence allegation arise. In other words, the NFL is back to where it was before #metoo, back before Ray Rice, where it should not be if the #metoo movement had any influence whatsoever. Heck, this shouldn't be the rule even without a #metoo movement. But the fact it is, tells us again that #metoo's legacy is dead.

Now, don't get me wrong. Hill is a sh*t and the NFL should have banned him regardless of #metoo. Spacey is a sh*t by all accounts and also should be shunned regardless of #metoo. But neither is or will be. And the fact they aren't speaks volumes as to the influence of #metoo... or its lack.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

He's a RACIST! Yada yada yada

Here we go again. Someone decided Trump was a racist because he criticized a group of women of color... mainly browns and tan with too much makeup to make them less so.

Lo and behold, awakes the great machine:
Did someone say someone was racist?
A great whining noise begins:
HeeeeEEEEEE'SSSSSSS A RACIST! Of course, he is... he's a racist!
A dirty, rotten racist!
He is a most vile creature... a racist!
He hates black people.
He hates Hispanics!
He hates women!
He hates immigrants!
He hates Muslims!
He's such a racist!

//whispers 'Uh... who are we talking about?'
//whispers back 'Trump'

Of course, HE's a racist!
Trump hates blacks!
Trump hates 'brown people'!
Trump hates women! He's a racist rapist!
Trump hates immigrants! He wants to put immigrants in death camps!
Trump hates Muslims because he's racist!

//squeezes out 'anguished tear

When will someone rid us of this evil man? Impeach the racist!

//whispers 'Uh... what did he say?'
//whispers back 'Not sure. Does it matter?'
No, it doesn't. Not really. If Trump criticizes brown people, he is a racist. If he criticizes a woman, he's sexist. But honestly, I don't think anyone cares. This is the left jumping on whatever they can find or invent to hold their little hate-club together. They yell and scream in groupthink and they talk each other into believing what they already tell themselves they believe -- the fact they say and do worse themselves means they don't actually believe it, they just believe it when Trump does it. This is nothing more than a public pep rally.

It's getting old too. I'm sick of hearing it. I'm sick of the fake anti-Trump whining. I'm sick of the whining period. I'm sick of the left trying to turn anything anyone else does into a thought crime. So while the news cycle is dominated now with every sh*thole leftist running to a microphone to scream the sacred word, I really don't want to hear it. I. Don't. Care. What. They. Think. And I won't accept it either. This boy has cried wolf far too often for it to mean anything or for me to care. Honestly, I hope all of you on the left get eaten by a real wolf.
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Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer Slowdown

We seem to be in the middle of the summer news slowdown. This is the period when nothing really happens. Politicians go on vacation. Campaigns struggle to get air time. Journalists recycle old stories so they can spend their days doing God-knows-what... clearly not learning their craft, and bashing Trump. But there are things stirring.

The Democratic Civil War continues. Pelosi is spending considerable time slandering her left wing to try to stamp out their influence. It isn't working though. That's bad for the Democrats, but they can't stop it. Part of this is that the media aligns itself with the left wing and wants to push their agenda. Part of this is that the "moderate" Democratic Party is literally dying off of old age and the progressives are the future, and they don't want to wait to take over.

Standing with Pelosi is Joe Biden, but his numbers just crashed after the debate and landed him in the pile of wannabes. He literally just went from almost 50% support among Democrats to tied with Bernie and Harris.

On the other side, you have the progressives. They're on the attack. They are now lining people up (with the help of billionaire money) to primary-challenge moderate Democrats and Democrats who don't tow the line on various leftist issues. This is spreading fear that many could lose and that the Democrats are about to shoot themselves in the foot. I think that's a given. In fact, the issues they are pushing are getting increasingly freaky.

The latest issue seems to be selling the immigrant camps as if they were Nazi concentration camps. The left wing wants to make this the next big spear with which to attack. The not-so-far-left wing is worried that this will cost them votes. This has been the cause of Pelosi's most recent declaration that their left wing is just a tiny group and not influential. Interestingly, this camp claim is so ridiculous it even brought pushback from Jewish groups, but AOC and her buds don't care. I think the progressive have done the math, as we did, and found that Jews don't matter to them anymore.

Another big new push is reparations for blacks. This is becoming a thing with the candidates because of it. Even Bernie has endorsed looking into it and he originally refused. Harris wants to turn this into a black housing program costing $100 billion, as if that will satisfy this silly claim. (A recent study found that actual reparations -- as if there was such a thing -- would cost $17 trillion. Whoops. That's too much to sell to the public, and even then, that only works out to $442.71 for each black person. I'd want more than that if someone enslaved my grandma.) Needless to say, this is an attempt to attract black anger which seems pretty high at the moment but doesn't seem to be focused on helping the "white left."

Abortion has been big again with the push being to "end the stigma" on abortion. That's leftist speak for "we know we can't win on the facts, so let's make it improper to discuss the facts." They do this on all the hot button issues. This is an attempt to find something to rally women around, but so far nothing has really worked. Over the next few weeks, you'll see them try "Equal pay for women." This will be an issue because a group of lesbians won a soccer game in France against hapless competition which no one watched, and now they want to be paid the same as male World Cup champions who play before billions. Oh, and they don't want male referees... and they don't want male sports broadcast at the same time as their matches... and they don't want anyone criticizing their poor sportsmanship... and they hate the National Anthem and what America stands for and Trump and they think all criticism is sexist. And they want you to respect their sport or else... oh, and $400 million. Either way, look for this to arrive in politics this week and for each of the candidates to announce they "have a plan."

This is really the problem for Pelosi. Her left flank is stuffed with idiots who can find offense in anything and can speak their minds without consequence. So they are free to try to excite the base all they want with insane promises that can't be followed through and which scare the crap out of the public. But no one can make them stop because their very essence is "I am victim, hear me whine," and they don't want to hear that what they want is crap. But Pelosi is in the business of government and she can't function like that. But with the progressives being the future, the war is on and Pelosi's days are numbered.

Did you ever think that Pelosi would be considered the moderate part of their party? These people have gone full retard, and it's only going to get worse for them from hereon out.
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