Friday, June 5, 2020

If It Does Not Fit You Must Submit

We will now commence day two of the official five day memorial celebration of George Floyd’s life.

Mourners gather for George Floyd memorial service in Minneapolis ...

George Floyd’s death is significant as it marks the first black victim in America to die with the Wu-hoo Cooties, but not deemed to have died from the cooties.

Clearly this is a turning point in the War Against Trump On Cooties. It means we can get back to taking America (and Trump) down the old fashioned way: with racism.

Side fashion note:

Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd honored his life ...

It is now acceptable to wear your face mask on your hands. But remember: If it does not fit, you must submit. Otherwise you could still transmit.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Pondering the Imponderable: Open Thread

I was up late last working on a post and then couldn’t sleep for the balance of the night. So I haven’t been able to get it together yet this morning. I probably need more sleep and more coffee. Or perhaps I’m not up to the task.

We're gonna need more coffee - Album on Imgur

So I leave you with this, that’s popping up all over Facebook this morning:

Carry on, and don’t forget it’s Throwback Thursday.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Weaponized Wednesday

The word of the year, or perhaps decade:

weaponize:

weap·on·ize | \ ˈwe-pə-ˌnīz

weaponized; weaponizing

Definition of weaponize

transitive verb: to adapt for use as a weapon of war

You’d have to be living in a cave to have not noticed how things have become weaponized in the 21st century, both figuratively and literally. The media, Hollywood, politics, science - everything is fair game as a weapon in the ideological war between the left and right.

Weaponized Zombie with extra ammo…just in case.

Therefore nearly everyone is aware that the left has weaponized race, gender, income, food, medicine, viruses, etc. in order to bludgeon their enemies on the other side of the great divide.

Many people are even aware that the most dangerous thing that’s been weaponized is data and information, although it, along with the weaponization of the education system, has been going on so long by the left that nobody pays any attention anymore. Thus between media and social media lies are able to spread faster than the speed of sound and anger even faster.

And yet Antifa, a communist organization committed to foment revolution and take down capitalism along with our government, has literally weaponized itself and none of our cultural literati care to take note. Antifa organizes, trains and executes its strategies in plain sight and the media is gloriously incurious, choosing to focus instead on the non-existent Russian collusion, Ukrainian hijinks and President Trump’s role in the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Todd Herman covers Antifa’s history at Legal Insurrection:

Antifa: well organized, practiced in street warfare, entering into Phase Two of Mao’s rules for Insurgencies.

Antifa loves guns, they have a militia arm and they have practiced seizing civilian infrastructure, part of Phase Two on Mao’s rules for Insurgencies

In notoriously anti-Second Amendment Seattle, Antifa open-carried. They commandeered a couple of blocks, as their “security arm”, the John Brown Gun Glub, prevented citizen journalist, and expert on Antifa and its funders, Andy Ngo, from filming the goings on. The Seattle media was incurious. 

Between the figuratively weaponized aspects of our culture and the literal weaponization of a terrorist group dedicated to ending our way of life it appears hopeless. Even more reason to rally around a President who doesn’t  accept the concept of “hopeless.”

“We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”

And now Raj and I have to get to the recently re-opened gun range.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

It’s Take Out Tuesday: Antifa Edition

It’s Take Out Tuesday. The list of people/organizations I would like to take out is long and growing longer. Feel free to add additional names to the list.

  • Antifa
  • Governor Cuomo , Mayor De Blasio along with their counterparts across the country who are allowing their states/cities to be destroyed and their cops attacked.

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  • The CNN team, along with the rest of the entire leftist media cabal
  • Antifa

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  • Hypocritical “celebrities” supporting this violence in any way.

  • Helpless/useless politicians of any ilk, too numerous to mention.

And in case I forgot to mention them,

  • Antifa

Take them out, take them all out. These reprehensible, culpable individuals and mobs who are committed to taking this country and this President down. Time to deploy the Left’s standards against them: take them out, by any means possible.

Monday, June 1, 2020

May We Be Forever Young

This malaise we are feeling now must be how our parents and grandparents felt during the late 60s. Back when the assassination of Martin Luther King and then Robert F. Kennedy led to the long hot summer of 1967 that saw race riots break out across America. Fires of raged in over 100  U.S. cities that year.

Understanding Detroit's 1967 Upheaval 50 Years Later | History ...Fire during the 1967 race riot in Detroit

Then came the long hot summer of 1968. Anti-war factions showed up at the Democrat Convention that year, some to peacefully demonstrate and support Eugene McCarthy’s candidacy,

others to simply create discord and mayhem

50 Years Ago: Antiwar Protesters Brutally Attacked in Police Riots ...

with frequently bloody results. Mayor Daley was criticized by the media for using “Gestapo like” tactics against demonstrators, hence we seldom see that type of police response anymore. As youths, we assumed it was an organic protest, sprouted from rage over the Vietnam which was taking so many of our young men. Our elders simply shook their heads in sadness and wondered what the hell happened to America.

Then there was 1968-69, which saw the great Hong Kong Flu pandemic descend on America and the world.

Forgotten Pandemic Offers Contrast to Today's Coronavirus ...

Of course we didn’t shut down the entire economy that time because Donald Trump wasn’t President, and no power base was at stake.

Andrew Cuomo on Twitter: "Holding a briefing with updates on ...

Fifty plus years on and we watch as history replays itself in spades. And dear Lord help us, as the earth will always be filled with saboteurs, extremists, agent provocateurs and useful idiots.  While some of us grew older and wiser, others simply grew older. And alas, the world will always be forever young.

May God bless and keep you always.
May your wishes all come true.
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay
Forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous.
May you grow up to be true.
May you always know the truth
And see the light surrounding you.

May you always be courageous,
Stand upright, and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young.

Forever young.
Forever young.
May you stay
Forever young.

May your hands always be busy.
May your feet always be swift.
May you have a strong foundation
When the winter changes shift.

May your heart always be joyful.
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

We’re All Marxists Now: Part II

A major mea culpa, I spoke too soon. Salt Lake is not the model for peaceful protest after all. While most of the good little Marxist wannabes more-or-less stayed in their cars as they were told…

there are always going to be the bad actors who won’t follow the rules.

#Breaking A @slcpd vehicle has been flipped over and set on fire at 400 S 200 E

This is right in front of Salt Lake’s Public Library, generally considered a very safe area. Or at least it was until recently. The last time I drove by, just before the Great Cootie Lockdown of 2020, the vagrants homeless had set up a tent encampment on the back side of the library that ran for a couple blocks.

Amid shelter closing, SLCC amps up support of basic needs ...

I’m not saying this had anything to do with the turned over police cars, just a statement of fact.

Elsewhere lazy white people continued to protest peacefully, even if they didn’t stay in their own lane as instructed.

And then there was this dude: Driver pulls BOW & ARROW on protesters blocking road in Salt Lake City

A brave but stupid move as he a) did not shoot and b) was stopped in gridlock. He was pounced on, pummeled by demonstrators and his car was flipped and set on fire.

So now, because “a protest denouncing racism and deadly force by law enforcement turned violent Saturday afternoon as protesters set two cars on fire and threw rocks at the windows of businesses and cars while police responded with rubber bullets and arrests,” Gov. Gary Herbert activated the National Guard and the city is under curfew through tomorrow. Similar to stay-at-home but without all the hand washing.

Really not a good look Salt Lake. But as I’ve mentioned many times before, SLC isn’t the conservative enclave of Republicans you think it is. Wherever there be large cities there be Democrats. And wherever there be Democrats there be government handouts and gimme dats. That’s just the Great Society we created.

Evolution of welfare state : Libertarian

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Be More Like Salt Lake City

First, make sure people have nothing to do:

“Gov. Tim Walz said he is still keeping bars, restaurants, gyms and salons closed, though June 1.”

Keep racial tension stoked:

Ilhan Omar says coronavirus outbreak calls for 'radical' takeover ...

“The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal a disturbing truth about racism in America.” – Vox

Act surprised about violence following the apparent wrongful death of a black man in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Turns Ugly After George Floyd Wrongful Death ...

Shocking.

ANd here is my surprised face - Grumpy Cat 2 | Meme Generator

Your job now is to get out there and protest responsibly. Like they do in Salt Lake City.

“Utah Against Police Brutality has organized a car-caravan protest "National Day of Protest" Saturday.”

Everybody will remain in their car, maintain social distancing and wear a face mask at all times.

Be more like Salt Lake.

Friday, May 29, 2020

We’re All Marxists Now

Animal Crackers (1930 film) - Wikipedia

Gregg Opelka has an opinion piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Marxist Economic Policy—as in Groucho, in which he exposes the unintended consequences of the country’s ongoing Wuhan Cooties economic policy of shutdown and compensation:

We’re all Marxists now. Not Karl, Groucho. There’s a famous sketch in “Animal Crackers” (1930) in which Groucho (as Captain Spaulding) quizzes Chico (Signor Emanuel Ravelli) on how much money the band gets paid. “What do you fellas get an hour?” Groucho asks. “For playing we get $10 an hour,” Chico replies.

Groucho presses: “I see. What do you get for not playing?” “For not playing we get $12 an hour. . . . Now for rehearsing, we make special rate. That’s $15 an hour.” Groucho: “That’s for rehearsing? And what do you get for not rehearsing?” Chico: “You couldn’t afford it. You see, if we don’t rehearse, we don’t play. And if we don’t play, that runs into money.”

Thus demonstrating that the Marx brothers, in a  90 year old movie, had a better grasp of Keynesian economics than anyone in Congress has exhibited at any time since.

Opelka, who is also a writer, makes his point with a Marx brothers like appreciation for the theatre of the absurd.

I have a musician friend, Jim. He plays the bass. Jim is a talented man, and his gigging takes many forms—studio recording as well as live performance. As has happened to so many, his entire livelihood dried up overnight in mid-March. After filing for unemployment relief, he was grateful to receive the bulk of his lost weekly income but equally surprised by the unexpected $600-a-week bonus.

Without auditioning for it, Jim has become an unofficial member of Signor Ravelli’s Animal Crackers orchestra. He recently complained, only half ironically, that he doesn’t know how he’ll make ends meet once he can work again.

If we stay the course Congress’ next movie will undoubtedly be a remake of Duck Soup (the story of a bankrupt country handed over to a would-be dictator, in case you’re not a Marx brothers aficionado).

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