Monday, September 16, 2019

 

Constitutionalism

In the First Amendment to our venerable, wonderful Constitution, the government is prohibited from "abridging" the freedoms of speech and of the press. Abridging is, in this context, diminishing and I would add, diminishing substantially. It is taking out words to make things shorter (and often less clear), going home early from a trip, and actually, directly violating a right. In Middle English, the word "abregge" also meant deprive.

In the Second Amendment, the government is prohibited from infringing on the rights of the people to "keep and bear arms" (translation: have and carry guns). Infringe means encroach or frustrate. I only have a Masters Degree in English, so I may not be the right guy to judge this, but in my understanding of these words, infringe involves merely touching the right, allowing the government to get too close to it. While abridge involves actually damaging the right.

Both these rights are under a concerted attack by the left. Success in this will lead to a Spanish type civil war, I think, but probably not in my lifetime. (Second prediction, the left will be slaughtered, as people on the right own most of the guns and produce almost all the food and fuel and other necessities).

Final thought. The Democrats seem to have a fetish of making shooters change out their box magazines. Banning the size of a magazine will not prevent a mass shooting, as it takes about two seconds to release the empty magazine and insert a new full one. And that would only happen if the guy who wants to murder strangers somehow has a twinge of his conscience about minor prohibitions and decides that he must obey the magazine size law, while disobeying the murder prohibition.

Yeah, good luck with that.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

 

Preparing for Our Coming Newspeak Future



If we are ever mandated to have unique pronouns we apply only to us, which we have to announce and then expect others to use in talking about us, I want to stake out my pronouns early.

I shall have only one. My pronoun will be "Magnificent."

Thank you for your future consideration.

(I'm seriously considering translating the unique pronouns anyone else expect me to use into just one: "Fuckhead," but I'll probably get arrested if I do)

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Bunch of Wussies



Shame on us for trying, and so far succeeding, in stopping the new movie The Hunt. And by us I mean the Nancy-boy right who think it's OK to copy the excesses of America's modern lefties.

What, were you afraid the movie would hurt your feelings?

One big, stupid excuse for shutting down the movie was: It might start lefties shooting MAGA hat wearers. (They don't know how to shoot a gun accurately!) And the constant wailing by particularly deranged lefties in the media (but I repeat myself) that we on the right are all meany white supremacists who should all be killed is not going to make lefties want to kill us? It can only be a movie that moves them to extreme violence? Talk to Andy Ngo about that subject.

But I have a selfish motive for opposing the banning of this movie (other than lifelong opposition to censorship in any form). I really want to see the movie. I want to see it a lot. Betty Gilpin, who was great in GLOW, is hot, and I want to see her John Wick* a dozen or so lefties, especially Hilary Swank's character.

Along with "Get off my lawn," the motto of crabby old men like me is becoming: "They're ruining everything!"

*kill in spectacular ways

UPDATE: Guy Benson wants what I want, mere delay of the movie's release. We'll see.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

 

Translating Progressive Newspeak



Republican Talking Point: A statement of fact that Democrats don't want to admit is true.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

 

Set Decorators Are Important Members of the Movie Making Team



But someone didn't do his or her job regarding Game of Thrones. But this take on it is very good.


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Sunday, February 24, 2019

 

Oscar Predictions



The yearly Oscar Predictions will not take place this year due to lack of interest.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

 

Thought of the Day




The Green New Deal, which is supposed to be about fighting the pressing threat of slightly different temperatures in the next century, also contains a bunch of other stuff that one might not think play a part in controlling the climate. Odd, but these prescriptions to reach whatever perfect temperature we are supposed to reach (the creepy weather cultists never seem to tell us what the “right” temperature is) correspond exactly to the classic Marxist wish list – redistribution, nationalization, and the central planning of the economy. Strange how that works. 

Kurt Schlichter

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 

It's Difficult to Predict Things, Especially About the Future

Here is the NASA prediction for sunspot numbers for Cycle 24 (which we're still in) in June 2008. They thought Cycle 24 would have substantially more sunspots than Cycle 23.



Here is a later prediction from June 2015 when we were actually in Cycle 24. As you can see Cycle 24 was quite a bit lower than Cycle 23 which was itself lower than Cycle 22.



Here is what's called a prediction even later, in 2016. You can see it has very little to do with the 2008 actual prediction.



Here is the bulk of the actual Cycle 23. Kinda puny. My prediction is that it's going to be colder for a while.



The average cracked 80 for a very short time. So the actual prediction before the Cycle began was 80% too high. The science, I can assure you, however, is settled and you're a sunspot denier even to think anything different.

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Sun Dogs


Mix hexagonal shaped, flat ice crystals with light and you get extraordinary beauty.

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On the Road To Damascus


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