Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dembasses

By | December 31, 2016

Best line about Democrats and their relation to Obama: I suspect that the only thing in their heads when they think of Barack Obama is an image of how warm and fuzzy his victory made them feel in 2008. Dammit why can’t I think of all the great lines? I demand a recount. Unfortunately, it’s… Read More »

Shiftiness

By | December 31, 2016

Humorists have to be keen observers. Otherwise, they have nothing to write about. So I was glad to see Dave Barry spare some lines for the head-snappingly swift narrative shift that occurred after Clinton’s “sure” victory turned to defeat. As Election Day approaches, a consensus forms among the experts in the media/political complex, based on… Read More »

Mimesis

By | December 31, 2016

Why do so many scientists deny that cultural inheritance occurs just because there is no definitive discrete unit of cultural inheritance and evolution as there is for genetic inheritance, with the gene? Quantification is good, but when it becomes an obsession that prevents learning and is a knowledge inhibitor (as it has become in too… Read More »

Fare well welfare

By | December 30, 2016

It is extremely disingenuous bordering on outright deceitful for people like Kevin Drum to claim that “welfare spending has gone up greatly since the 1970s” when his “welfare” includes the mortgage interest tax credit, greater Social Security spending due to an aging population, veterans’ benefits and the like. Also, if welfare spending had gone up… Read More »

Topical

By | December 29, 2016

Listening to Rihanna, ZZ Top and Cris Stapleton to drive the vapidity and jejuneness of modern liberal discourse from my brain. I don’t know why that particular combo works, but it really does right now.

Clowns all around

By | December 29, 2016

Just want to record some of the utter stupidity for posterity still occurring among the Democrats — just like the Dem claims that no one ever said something like “Get your government hands off my Medicare*,” it’s being claimed simultaneously with its actual occurrence that no Dem claims that Hillary “really won” due to her… Read More »

Sourcing

By | December 29, 2016

In my experience, outsourcing doesn’t really save any money and often costs quite a lot. What usually ends up occurring is that it takes three overseas staff to mostly sort of replace one local person, quality suffers, customers depart in anger, and in IT at least, more critical outages occur. So the end state is… Read More »

Eschatological urges

By | December 28, 2016

Just realized that a lot of the Left’s desire to have their own civil and social world overturned by refugees is not just the neoliberal urge to lower wages and create societal instability in service of weakening worker protections and social cohesion. That bit is just the wish of the panjandrums, like Merkel, not of… Read More »

Phobic

By | December 27, 2016

If it is Islamophobic to disdain and despise an ideology for harming and oppressing millions and millions of women around the world, then yes I am Islamophobic and proud to be. Just as I am proud to be a misandrist if that means that I support feminism and women having the most freedom and equality… Read More »

Intelligence and its drawbacks

By | December 26, 2016

About the post below, and just in general, I’ve been thinking about how intelligence is absolutely no armor against making absurdly moronic, counterproductive decisions. Part of it is just the Peter Principle in action: people really do rise to their level of incompetence. But it is more than that. Intelligence seems to coagulate and actually… Read More »