2017-10-18

Stats Wednesday

I've been meaning to revive 'Stats Day' for a couple of years. Alas, this year has been quite busy; plus I've been overwhelmed by the sheer pace of irrational activity I've been witnessing in the media.

I'm backed up on my 'Daily Derp' segment but I'll be posting them as well where my 'Fall of the West' segment has been embedded for the time being. There's also the very strange and possibly disturbing the facts surrounding the Las Vegas murder spree which I hope to at least link to some articles regarding it.

Anyway, back in August I was in New Hampshire visiting a couple of friends as we took in a Norm MacDonald show. On the drive to the shooting range I learned the fine and free state of NH is the only state in the USA that doesn't have a 'primary enforcement' seat beat law. In other words, it's up to to you.

As proper.

Naturally, I asked my friend (who used the seat belt) if the rate of automobile accident deaths was higher than other states. He flatly said, 'no it isn't.'

So I checked the numbers out and discovered he's right.

New Hampshire is 39th in deaths per 100 000.

Of the 34 states that have a primary law, NH ranks 12th. However, among its neighbouring New England states (Vermont and Massachusetts have secondary enforcement), it's in the middle with the 3rd highest fatality rates. New York and New Jersey (both primary) are also lower.



2017-10-15

Morneau MUST Resign NOW And The Facade Of The Liberal Party Of Canada

My apolitical always likes to ask whenever a politician does something hypocritical, contradictory or just plain stupid. "How can they think no one will find out?"

Human hubris is a bitch I can but reply.

I think most people can accept politicians are flawed just like the rest of us. However, we they're becoming more impatient with is the moralizing and hypocritical behaviour.

And the Liberal party of Canada has been excelling on this front. Limousine liberals as it were not unlike celebrities and politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in the USA.

Justin Trudeau is fast losing the SJW narrative shtick and his fatal mistake was allowing his Finance Minister to pump up the class warfare gibberish the Liberals are more than happy to engage in.

As if the Liberals 'loophole' tax proposals that basically makes middle class business owners feel like they're cheating the system wasn't enough, now it's been discovered Bill Morneau engaged in his something far more problematic than the 'loopholes' (say what you want about the CBC being a spokesperson for the Trudeau liberals, the comments are having none of it. Give them credit. They're not like Obama cultists we see at the NYT. Unlike them, CBC readers exhibit some independent thought) they're trying to close (i.e. rob more money from Canadians to pay for their spending projects). How full blown communist are they? They want to tax employee discounts.

This discrepancy in what they preach and what they do also reared its ugly head in the Weinstein scandal. Progressives over reacted to Romney's 'binders of women' (which was actually highlighting a pro-women point) they're actually projecting because when it comes to sexual abuse and the 'war on women' no one does it better than progressives (including racism I might add).

Let me be frank, blunt and clear about Morneau and Trudeau.

Trudeau is a trust fun millionaire. He has never run a business and couldn't care less about the middle class SMEs because he needs their tax money to pay for his spending policies. Morneau is the son of the founder of Morneau-Sheppel and was already a multi-millionaire before he married into the McCain family making him a billionaire.

These two DO NOT represent the interest of small business.

They came up with a scheme to attack perfectly legitimate tax advantages small business owners have earned by way of capital risk and hard work used to fund their retirement.

As you know, small business owners don't have company pensions and other luxuries so this is why the system is logically set up as it is. It's outrageous the Liberals (and let's be clear, these are not your mother's liberal party) would attack this.

Meanwhile, Morneau waited a couple of years to declare international holdings (and shell corporations) he has been profiting off (shades of Warren who profited off foreclosed homes in Massachusetts) which is in direct violation of the law.

What was he thinking indeed.

The uber-rich who turn socialist don't have our best interest at heart in my view. They're just interested in soothing their own egos and souls.

People aren't stupid. They're tuning out to the incoherent, lack of self-awareness rantings of people like Hillary. It's like she's living in her own 'alt-reality' and the media and her sycophants are enabling this clownish and idiotic behaviour.

All this to say, the Trudeau liberals lack values, are engaging in stupid class warfare only to reveal the usual hypocrisy we've come accustomed to.

Time for Morneau and Trudeau to knock it off and a good start is with the former's resignation.



2017-10-12

The Progressive Economic Equation In A Nutshell

The zero sum thinking of economic illiterates.

Rich people = stole wealth or exploited workers = hoarding money = not paying fair wage = income and (now) asset inequality.

Ergo and ipso facto (White Goodman's favorite phrase), it's totes appropriate to take (steal) from the rich to give back and "fix" inequality and make things "equal".

This is essentially the gist of their thinking.

No depth.

No Nuance.

All envy.

A Hypocrite Is Born Starring Ben Affleck And Alec Baldwin

Either Hollywood elites are that dumb or out to lunch or....okay moving along.

Here is a story about Ben Affleck doing his Kimmel Tears impression talking about the horror that is Harvey Weinstein.

Wait. You actually thought him blathering about it was the hook? You don't know me very well, do you?

What's hilarious is no sooner does he chime in with his faux-moral gibberish he gets accused of...being inappropriate himself.

To which he then apologizes. He's sorry he was caught I'm sure.

And then enters Alec Baldwin. The poster pugilist stereotype of the temperamental Irishman always with his dukes up looking to fight shadows and demons.

He who mocks Donald Trump - out of moral outrage of course because truth to power - and garners cheap childish laughs on SNL in a showcase of insufferable virtue signalling.

Hope you're enjoying your Medal of Freedom Lorne because you sure as hell sold your sense of humour to partisanship and it shows all over the Trump resistance show you call comedy.

Baldwin is caught, again,  on video acting like a complete idiot this time calling someone a 'meatball'.

Remember people, these are the people leading the 'resistance'.

Grow up you nitwits.




2017-10-11

The Astonishing Rot And Hypocrisy Of Hollywood

We all knew Hollywood is infested with amoral and immoral hypocrites.

It's a place where deception beats reality into submission.

So do stories like the one we're hearing about Harvey Weinstein really surprise anyone? Nor does the outcry from celebrities condemning his actions.

But when we pay close attention and delve deeper into what celebrities are saying, we see a rot of pathetic hypocrisy.

That vice trumps virtue in Hollywood is the rule and not the exception so it does ring a tad hollow whenever we hear celebs act in shocked indignation when it comes to immoral behaviour.

We've been hearing rumours about such stories for years and decades. It's one of those 'wink, wink shut up here's your cheque' things. A terribly held secret if you prefer.

I don't know squat about the internal machinations of Hollywood, but simple observation and research gives me - and people as a whole - an idea.

It seems the more they moralized wagging their degenerate wagging fingers at people (especially since Trump's election), the more it became apparent they were full of shit brought to its breathtakingly and achingly arrogant heights by one Meryl Streep.

With each passing Kimmel Tear, the endless stream of arrogant didactics and clear progressive leanings, it becomes apparent they care more about principals and less about principles.

These are no heroes. They're cowards.

And so it is with them chiming in on the scum that is Harvey Weinstein offering their 'shock' and 'disgust'.

What a shameless crock.

George Clooney once gave a self-congratulatory, bum tapping speech about the progressiveness of Hollywood in American civil society. People with their minds properly calibrated in possession of a principled moral and intellectual compass could but raise a Bugs Bunny eyebrow.

But what about all the pain Hollywood inflicts on people?

Where are the voices that speak on behalf of the victims? Why don't they speak out about sexual abuse in their industry before a story like this breaks out? Instead, they do stupid videos in support of Hillary Clinton (hardly a friend to women).

I'll tell you why. Because it could impact their bottom line. No one wants to rock the boat into their next big gig. Few, if any, put their money where their money is when it matters most.

Better to virtue signal in the political realm attacking Republican presidents than actually do something of value. It's always interesting to note the alleged 'war on women' is an example of progressive projection on the matter. They scream it's by the hands of regressive Republicans, yet, such unfortunate stories come with their fair share of the letter 'D' attached to it.

In the Age of the Unhinged (c. AD Trump), celebrities have particularly dropped their masks and gone for broke in their insufferable lecturing and insulting of fellow citizens.

Better to rail about climate change from the comforts of their jets while shielded by the media than to do the right thing where their careers could be jeopardized. Or shout behind a mic and virtue signal about how bad Trump is as they play guitar.

It's about, as noted above,  the money. The adoration. The fame.

They're addicted to it because their celebrities. They need and crave it. Who in their right and rational mind would forsake and jeopardize that over Harvey Weinstein? A powerful man - thought clearly of weak moral fibre - who could make you famous like Stalin!

They've literally jumped the shark. I can't turn the TV on with some self-proclaimed twit leading their own private resistance. Meyers, Kimmel, Colbert, SNL - whatever.

They've become nauseating.

These are the folks who gave Roman Fucken Polanski a standing ovation. A person who inspired Whoopi to say his actions weren't 'rape rape'.

Oh, the lengths they'll go to protect their own!

Ans so, this special cabal of popular celebs saying they're horrified knowing the cess pool of libertine smut they operate in is rich and is not an act of heroism or dignified. It's useless and cowardly.

Alas, it won't stop, I'm sure People or Time from putting Paltrow on the cover of their publications with a 'My Stuggle' hook.

For a bunch that does a whole lot of lecturing and talking, they sure know how to under whelm in their actions. South Park, as usual, did a masterful job of exposing them for who they are.

Then again, should we be surprised for a breed whose job is to deceive?

They can all spare us their bull shit and shut the hell up.




Death Of Che: An Anniversary Worth Remembering

One of humanity's most curious character traits is the romanticizing of criminals. It's no different with the murderous thug Che Guevara.

50 years ago the Bolivian army did the forces of good, decency and freedom a favour in killing Che Guevara. 


2017-10-09

Babbage's White Privileged Mind

Have you heard? Western achievement is all a ruse; a lie.
"Charles Babbage, (1791–1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered the “father of the computer”, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs. Babbage himself decided that he wanted his brain to be donated to science upon his death. In a letter accompanying the donation, his son Henry wrote: 
I have no objection…to the idea of preserving the brain…Please therefore do what you consider best…[T]he brain should be known as his, and disposed of in any manner which you consider most conducive to the advancement of human knowledge and the good of the human race."

Why...I....How dare he?!

We don't need his brain because science is an unwoke social construct with parameters set down by white people who stole and did not give credit to indigenous ideas.

I think that's the gist of social justice middling murmurings. 

About NRA Lobbying: Take That For Data

As Jimmy Kimmel's tears makes him the darling of the hysterical left, here are some facts about the NRA and its alleged lobbying.

The top industries spend anywhere between $1 (including Kimmel's own TV/movie industry to which he collects a check and uses to pay for his own private security most Americans can't afford) and $3 billion on lobbying. That's billion.

The NRA spends a paltry $3 million. That's million.

The NRA's strengths lie in its numbers. Millions make up its membership making it one of the most legitimate institutions in America. You can call them names and claim they have 'blood on their hands' all you want, but it doesn't make for an argument.

Jimmy listen. Quivering and meandering about incoherently while emoting is not an argument.

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Gem quote of ignorance of the day:

"[O]ur scientific educations almost never talk about the invention of whiteness and the invention of race in tandem with the early scientific method which placed a high value on taxonomies—which unsurprisingly and almost certainly not coincidentally supported prevailing social views. The standard history of science that is taught to budding scientists is that during the Enlightenment, Europe went from the dark ages to, well, being enlightened by a more progressive mindset characterized by objective “science.” It is the rare scientific education that includes a simultaneous conversation about the rise of violent, imperialist globalization during the same time period. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge. And far too many universally call technology progress while failing to acknowledge that it has left us in a dangerously warmed climate.Much of the science that resulted from this system, conducted primarily by white men, is what helped teach us that women were the inferior sex."

So. If science is 'white' and it should not be accepted, then why do they accept the 'science' on climate change?

Isn't that a product of 'white culture'?

Other than that, it's a ridiculous paragraph of rubbish.

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Hey Jimmy, will you shed a tear for the Weinstein's victims you humanist you?

I'm sure plenty of your pals in Hollywood turned a blind eye to that piece of shit.

So woke you all are. So filled with moral justice. The projection that comes from the progressive celebrity culture is plain for all to see by now.

They all cover for each other. That's what they do. It's been alleged Matt Damon and Russel Crowe pressured a NYT reporter - Sharon Waxman - to not publish a negative article about Weinstein.

Such compassionate humanists they all are.

Hollywood Democrats: Loving their war on women.

That's one swamp that needs draining. I doubt Weinstein is an exception here. I can just imagine the rot and the depravity that goes on in Hollywood. And it wouldn't surprise me how many activist and political celebrities know about it (and there's been a sexual child abuse rumour going around for years). I hope their collective conscience eats them from within.

“Women’s rights lawyer” planned to shame and discredit victims


Michelle Obama on Harvey Weinstein in 2013: "He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse."https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/realitycheck/the-press-office/2013/11/08/remarks-first-lady-careers-film-symposium pic.twitter.com/e5g656Slp4

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The genius of Michelle Obama:
"...Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women,  she said when she attended the State of the Union address she would notice the Republican side was “all men, all white,” and that was why she argued many people of color “don’t trust politics.”
Speaking about diversity, she said, “We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress.”
She explained, “At the State of the Union address … when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.” She continued, “I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like.”
I take it she's back to no longer being proud of her country?




2017-10-08

Quote Of The Day

We all know the end game fro progressives is to confiscate guns. That's why we're seeing more and more of them get more brazen in calling to repeal or amend the Second Amendment.

It's what they want. 'Common sense' gun control is just an empty ruse to get to that point. They will, in the process, mischaracterized, reinterpret or revise (if not lie) and pull out of context to fit their narrative the 'original intent' of said amendment. It's what they do.

Know how the other thinks and operates I say. The best way to immune oneself from their meddling intellectualism is to be armed with the facts and knowledge. They prey on the general ignorance or lack of understanding of the past. The 'truth' is of little consequence. Basing modern public policy on faulty premises is of little concern for such an 'urgent' public malaise.

The ends will justify the means.

Which brings me to the quote of the day:

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”-George Mason
The left, once again, don't consider the 'unseen'. Just a distorted version of what they see while reacting emotional to it. Jimmy Kimmel unwittingly has become the poster boy for this sort of childish and anti-intellectual reasoning. 

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My cousin (may he RIP) asked me years ago why I keep finding "good, honest girlfriends".

I replied, 'I don't date women who cheat on their partners. If they're doing it to them, they're going to do it to you.'

I feel that way with progressives and the way they treat The Constitution. If they're willing to cheat on it, they will cheat on you.


The Moral And Intellectual Depravity Of The U.N. - An Organization Whose Time Has Come

Ah, the United Nations. Where Kafka meets Beavis and Butthead to create a Bizarro scenario.

As if there isn't enough farcical nonsense that comes from this tired and anti-Israel organization where the lunatics run the asylum.

An organism that permits countries with terrible human rights records sit on a council for human rights is an organism without credibility. In its pathetic game of moral platitudes wagging its finger at Israel, it reveals itself as a black hole of morality.

It deserves to be mocked and chastises.

The Israeli representative asked pertinent and important questions. Whoever that chick is presenting, she backed up her assertions with jack shit and even ended it with a 'fuck you because I say so'. It's so breathtakingly astonishing in its moral and intellectual depravity, it actually is troubling.

Soooo, this is where we are. This is the general stance of the U.N. is 'Israel made me do it'.

The U.N. is a place run by and for assholes.

Man, the man from Egypt chairing the council can go fuck himself. The representative showed no respect.

NOW ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION.



2017-10-06

Quotes Of The Day

On the execution of six Tsarskoye Selo peasants by Stalin communists for taking "little clippings of hay" after a day's work.

"...Stalin belongs to the world communist movement!" But in my opinion all he belongs to is the Criminal Code."

"The peoples of all the world remember him as a friend." But not those on whose backs he rode, whom he slashed with his knout."

Aleksandr Soltzenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago; page 437.

Shades of Che, eh?