Rocket

By | April 17, 2019

Just thinking about this girl I knew a long time ago whose last name was Rockett and how she drove a Toyota Supra twin turbo with a custom plate that said RKTSHIP.

She was something else.

WokeCorp

By | April 17, 2019

There is no such thing as a “woke” corporation. That is not something that can exist, millennial fantasias aside.

Any corporation, because it is not a person, will sell you out if there’s money in it, harm you, poison you. How can people be this naïve? All corporations are amoral, which de facto makes them sociopaths if anthropomorphized into human terms.

Ning

By | April 17, 2019

Yes. The thing is, the Democrats have absolutely no interest in governing. That is hard, and it’s much easier to not be in power, to sit mostly on the sidelines, raking in cash, “resisting,” than it is to lead, to point the way, to attempt to do what is right. Corporate cash and cushy jobs don’t flow like water in spring from all that inconvenient being ethical and doing right by the American people crap.

The Democrats deliberately sacrifice races and wins to keep that sweet corporate cash flowing. It’s not a conspiracy, but it is a scheme to make loads of money. And one that’s working. For just as long as it works, it’ll keep on happening, too.

Knights

By | April 16, 2019

This thread is a good illustration of how so many pseudo-liberals are more concerned with language policing than anything else.

“The wild” is now racist? Huh. I go to the wild areas of Florida all the time. I plan to keep calling them that no matter how racist it might be. If an area has a bunch of animals, trees, and not that many buildings, it’s wild.

You know, when regular people witness stuff like this they think, I don’t want my taxpayer and my kids’ tuition money wasted on this kind of crap. And then academia gets de-funded. I want academia to be funded so I wish no one would engage in this sort of sophistry and holier-than-thou behavior. And to be fair, I think normal people are perfectly correct to have that sort of reaction to linguistic hair-splitting and absurd white-saviorism. It makes part of me want to pull the plug despite all the good I know academics also do, for low pay and little prestige.

But this, this is how a community foot-shoots with alacrity.

SecDef

By | April 16, 2019

This bit about terrible security questions reminds me that sometimes I come across a list of such questions where not a single one is relevant to me. Not a single one in the list. Never been married, don’t have any kids, don’t have any pets, don’t know my parent’s birth dates, etc.

These days, I just make up some garbage and store it in a secured password manager but it’s annoying the assumed uniformity of everyone.

I hope I never have to say any of them over the phone. “Why yes, my oldest child’s nickname is Shitty McPoopinpants.”

SB

By | April 16, 2019

I agree, but my non-diet worked because I am as stubborn as fucking rhinoceros drinkin’ stubborn juice in Stubborntown.

Ambiety

By | April 16, 2019

Almost all ambitious people seem to have high anxiety. It’s hard to find a counterexample (other than myself). I got supremely lucky in that I am fairly ambitious and have no anxiety at all.

Denial of Reality

By | April 15, 2019

“Fox brain” is a thing, and it has victims. I have many friends whose parents went from nice moderates to angry, fearful racists in a matter of months. I’m sure you do, too.

This is something that scientists say doesn’t happen, but of course nearly everyone alive knows at least one person this has happened to. I don’t know many people, and I know at least 8-9 that have undergone this transition from relatively-normal people to raving Fox loonies.

Why the insistence by all too many scientists that this doesn’t happen and can’t happen, I don’t know. But my own grandfather went from a relatively-liberal Republican (though with plenty of racism) to a raving, toxic conservative, largely due to Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

It happens all the time; or, rather, happened — I believe the phenomenon has mostly played out. One of the reasons people distrust science is the denial of obvious reality that occurs all too often because it can’t be quantified very well, therefore it “doesn’t exist.”

Unint

By | April 15, 2019

I am as uninterested in the liberal utopia as I am the right-wing one. I think this conception of the ideal end state is ultimately what separates from me from both groups.

Both of their teloi sound like an abominable dystopia to me.