Thursday, August 17, 2017

 

Unflattering Comparisons



The people, like Roger Waters, who support removing all the Jews living in the West Bank are supporting a Nazi idea called "Judenrein" -- clean of Jews. Most of them are too blind with anti-semitism to see it.

Here's another practice the fascist antifa/left has adopted. Which one of the next several photos is not like the others?





Like adopting Nazi ideas as your own, destroying statues that offend you puts you in some pretty awful company.

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Statues Whose Removal I Could Support



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Thought of the Day



Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.

Patricia Heston

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

Google This


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Friday, July 21, 2017

 

Thought of the Day



When I was young, liberals would often offer some iteration of the quote misattributed to Voltaire: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This was typically in defense of artwork that was offensive to Christians or bourgeoisie types -- a soiled painting of Mary, a bad heavy metal album, whatnot.

You don't hear much of that today. You're more likely to hear "I disapprove of what you say, so shut up." Idealism isn't found in the notions of enlightenment but in identity and indignation. And if you don't believe this demand to mollycoddle every notion on the left that portends danger of freedom of expression, you haven't been paying attention.

David Harsanyi


Mr. Harsanyi and I shot sporting clays several years ago at the ATF party. Good guy.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

Sad News

It is no secret that I admire Sen. McCain for his service and POW suffering (I suspect he did nothing to add to the fire on the Forrestal which almost sunk the ship). It's also no secret that I think he's a bad Senator and I really hate the sort of Republican he has become over the years (RINO isn't pejorative enough to describe what McCain has become).

Recently he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in his brain. People all over the internet, including President Obama, are praising his fighting spirit and saying such things as cancer doesn't know what it's up against.

The truth is any brain cancer with 'glio' in its name is very bad news indeed.


UPDATE: I noticed I added an H to RINO. More fool I.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

Thought of the Day

Doubling the present CO2 concentration only results in ∆T < 0.24 K. At the present rate of CO2 concentration increase of 1.2% per year, it will take almost two hundred years to reach ten times the present concentration yielding ∆T < 0.80 K.

Dr. F. K. Reinhart, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Helpful chart below.



In other words, CO2 is not very powerful a greenhouse gas, and saturation has already taken place, and in two hundred years of increasing CO2, the temperature rise from man made CO2 won't even be a full degree C.

Can we stop running for the hills shouting "We're doomed!" now?

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

 

Some Album Covers I Like



This isn't necessarily a list of great albums, although some are great.













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Binge Report



Finally accomplished what third graders have been doing for a decade or more, I accessed a series on Amazon TV and binge watched a season. I now feel a sense of unwarranted pride in joining the 21st Century at least regarding popular entertainment. I know I watched Stranger Things straight through last week but my daughter teed that up for me.





The series was The Kettering Incident from Australia. Apparently there is a season 2 available but the chances it will be good are very slim I fear. It was moody, weird, perhaps too grand in scale and very beautiful (filmed on Tasmania). The actors were all pretty damn good especially the lead woman. But ultimately, it was stupid.

I'm going to Black Mirror next. I'm told it's a Brit Twilight Zone.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

 

Laconic Women



I remember Zero Mostel, playing the slave Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum movie by Richard Lester, got two great things for all his efforts. He got his freedom and the love of a great looking woman from the Island of Silent Women--the 'joke' of that, such as it was, being that a silent woman was so much more preferable to one who talked all the time.

I used to think that we patriarchy supporters had gotten over the idea that women talking was a bad thing, but some recent science fiction works have got me wondering if nothing much has changed. I'm thinking of the cute little Hispanic girl mutant in the pretty darn good Logan and the mostly mute Eleven in the recent series Stranger Things. I'm also willing to bet that Charlize Theron, the lead in Atomic Blonde, will have fewer lines than Clint Eastwood had in A Fistful of Dollars but perhaps more than Mel Gibson had in The Road Warrior.

So maybe we guys do all have a thing for laconic women.

Little worried that the silent ideal has passed from mature woman to particularly waif like child.

On a private note, I have finally discovered that Netflicks (congrats on making the transition from mailer of DVDs) and the other streaming video providers are a much better way to watch television. Also, it seems TV shows have improved a whole lot recently. I picked 7 series I had passed on but were highly recommended and all are available for binge watching. I binged Stranger Things on the 4th and enjoyed almost all of it.

Can't wait to binge watch Arrested Development and Black Mirror and Kettering Incident.

UPDATE: Actually Charlize was pretty chatty in Atomic Blonde.

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