My favorite bad thinker, the ZMan, is a native of Baltimore and in this incisive essay he looks at the root cause of why a major American city has a high school system where the average grade point index of 0.13. Putting aside any questions about differences of intellect across groups or individuals, the idea that this state of affairs is acceptable is ludicrous. Essentially you have a whole city of Americans who can’t read or write. Read it to see his take on why this is allowed to continue.
The Politics of Smash and Grab
How great is this?
“The Oklahoma state House has passed a bill that would allow the state attorney general and legislature to declare federal laws and executive orders issued under Democratic President Joe Biden as unconstitutional.
The bill, HB 1236, would allow the Oklahoma attorney general to review any executive orders, congressional laws or federal agency rules to see if they violate the U.S. Constitution. If the attorney general doesn’t oppose them, then the state legislature could do so through a majority vote.”
Finally we’re starting to see the red states say enough. Thank you Oklahoma.
I am Bourbon as a matter of honour, royalist according to reason and conviction, and republican by taste and character.
François-René de Chateaubriand
Today was a work day. I’ve been neglecting my writing so today I paid my dues and knocked off a few thousand words of story telling. I’m in a quiet interval in the story and those are harder to write for me than the action sequences. Those seem to write themselves.
So the Democrats are paying the blue states a few trillion dollars to let them pay their union buddies off. Seems about as expected. And from what I remember there’s a bill circulating to codify election stealing into national law. I wonder if the Republicans will put up any fight at all. Probably not. I’m very interested to see if the Red States start putting together state measures to keep the fraudsters out of their states. And of course I’m waiting for the conflict that those two opposed actions will lead to. I think at this point that there are some states that will take their fates into their own hands and begin the battle for freedom.
I’ve been following Curtis Yarvin’s Gray Mirror newsletter on my e-mail account. I haven’t taken out a paid subscription yet so I only read the free section but that may be enough. Yarvin likes to write voluminously so his free section is at least several thousand words. per piece. He’s a strange cat. He considers himself a monarchist. He has no belief in the democratic form of government. He’s not a conservative per se. I think the correct term is neo-reactionary but he does have a lot of interesting ideas. The only thing I’m not sure about is whether the world he wants is the one I want. If you’re interested in an intellectual’s take on the solution to the Woke Culture you might check it out.
I went back to some of the photography websites I used to follow and it seems they’ve fallen on hard times. Web traffic is way down and interest has shifted to phone cameras and Pinterest. Oh well. Since a lot of these sites censored conservative commenters in a biased way compared to their progressive commenters I can’t say that I’m sad to see them suffering. Maybe if they’d been more even handed I might have cared. Well anyway I’ve got my own place to put my bug pictures up so I’m good.
My ongoing experiment with a rower (Concept 2) has been going okay. I’m loving the experience as is Camera Girl. It’s actually very relaxing and good for clearing my mind. But as Maddmedic warned it is tough on the back. So I’m doing back stretches and have stopped sitting on my uber-soft couch and now use a stiff wood backed chair. So far so good.
I enjoyed the Biden parody post. I’ve got to see if I can do more of those. He really deserves all the abuse we can heap on him.
Well, that’s enough for now. Enjoy your Sunday night.
One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.
François-René de Chateaubriand
High drama unfolded today in Washington when at around 10 am sirens sounded and helicopter gunships and tactical attack aircraft were seen circling the White House. Thousands of troops formed a cordon around the White House. But by noon all military activity had returned to normal. Strange rumors circulated about the President’s whereabouts and at the afternoon press conference the President was questioned about the incident.
Upon being asked if anything unusual had occurred that morning President Biden replied, “I’m glad you asked that question Sparky, you old dog faced pony soldier, I was preparing for the national defense briefing when I found myself lost in an alternate universe. Suddenly a door to another dimension opened up and I found my self looking out at the old swimming hole I used to share with my boyhood chums Huck Finn and Corn Pop. Well, I got ready to go skinny dipping with them when all of a sudden, the interdimensional portal closed on me and I was trapped. I realized at once that white supremacists had lured me in with a false image. I struggled mightily and finally I remembered the super-secret Presidential beacon alarm. I triggered it and I was rescued by a special forces battalion.
Because of the heroic struggle I put up against the white supremacists in hyperspace, the Nobel Foundation will be awarding me both the Peace Prize and the award for physics. I have requested that instead of the medals being awarded to me by the King of Norway, that Greta Thunberg place the medals around my neck. Also, I will request that she use Wella Balsam shampoo beforehand.”
After the press conference a slightly different version emerged from unnamed White House sources.
This morning at 10 am President Biden turned up missing for his national security briefing. When the President’s Life Alert was triggered the secret service agents used the GPS device to triangulate his location. When the President’s clothes were found on the floor in front of a dumb waiter the worst was feared. But as best anyone can reconstruct the sequence of events, it appears that the President had wandered down an unfamiliar service corridor near the kitchen and after opening the door of the dumb waiter mistook the small metal box for an interdimensional portal that would allow him to relive his boyhood days at the swimming hole. After removing his clothes, he wedged himself in the small space but the door closed on him sending him into a panic. Although the lengthy captivity and cramped posture had resulted in some regrettable excretory mishaps the President was conscious and basically safe. The female secret service agents were dismissed and Dr Jill was summoned with the object of coaxing the agitated President out of his portal and back into his underwear. After decontamination of the dumb waiter and the President things returned to normal.
Later on, in the day when the incident was mentioned during the daily press conference Jen Psaki promised to circle back to it but assured the reporters that there was nothing funny about white supremacists marauding through interdimensional space and attempting to kidnap the President of the United States. The FBI has promised to round up the white supremacists and bring them to justice. Huck Finn and Corn Pop could not be reached for comment.
Governor Abbott of Texas has joined Governor DeSantis of Florida in calling for state legislation to rein in anti-right bias in the social media platforms. Let’s hope they coordinate their efforts to enact the same legislation and then share it with the rest of the red states. I’d love to see these states sue the pants off Google, Facebook and Twitter among others. While they’re at it they might as well look at what Amazon is doing with banning books. They’ve got a whole lot of money that could really help a lot of state rainy day funds. You could build a lot of roads and bridges with what Bezos spends on the Washington Post every year.
So here’s hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between the red state governors and their legislatures. May a thousand law suits bloom and bleed the social media companies dry.
Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
François-René de Chateaubriand