Saturday, August 4, 2018

It Is Our Responsibility To Eliminate These Bothersome Invaders

Where are the animal rights activists when you need them?

h/t SmallDeadAnimals

Honestly, I think zoning laws should make these wasp zapping contraptions mandatory for all new builds, but then I’m deathly allergic to wasps so I’ll allow as how my position may be considered extreme. Still, nothing - not even ants - can ruin a good picnic the way wasps can.

It does occur to me that if you can take out that many wasps with just a modified string trimmer the carnage caused by their much larger mechanical relatives must be biblical.

windmills birds2

I call for a pox on all of them – and I know who can make that happen.

shoebillI will bend your arms of steel with my powerful talons and send them pummeling to earth


Just to be clear though, I’m totally down with the wasp zapper.


Because the only good wasp is a dead wasp. In my humble opinion.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

#FLOTUSFriday–Squirrel Boy Edition

Imagine if you will a world in which “independent conservative” Mark Roberts tweeted this about a black FLOTUS:

roberts flotus

The blowback would have spread the California wildfire all the way to Oregon by now.

In fact, I believe Imus got fired for a similarly tasteless and offensive remark about black women - and that was long before #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo turned the country into a bunch of hyper-sensitive racist/sexist hypochondriacs.

Mind you, Roberts isn’t really any kind of conservative, independent or otherwise. But somehow this creepy guy is what is imagined as a conservative in certain parts of Oregon. I understand he’s a third tier wannabe without a chance of winning his race for the House but with a high need to be noticed.  Duly noted, Marky.

And by the way, eat your heart out, squirrel boy.

melania smileI’m Melania Trump, and I approve this message.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mexican Nationals In America Get Caught Doing the Jobs Americans Won’t

We’re told they enter the  country illegally because they want a better life. This is one way to get a “better life,” Seven illegal immigrants from Mexico have been charged with trying to rob a jewelry store in a Texas mall on Saturday

7 mexican nationals aka illegals

The men are Zepeda Abner Posos, 24; Alberto Rafael Barrera, 32; Brayan Oliver Melchor, 23; and Javier Leobardo Olvera-Ramirez, 22, Jorge Angel Rodriguez Mejia, 28; Miguel Quintanilla-Cardenas, 26; and Raul Alberto Rangel-Rivera, 43. According to police, all are undocumented Mexican nationals (illegal aliens).

But don’t worry boys, you’ll be out of jail soon enough and free to rob again in the sanctuary city of your choice as ICE won’t be allowed to deport you and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided yesterday that the Trump administration cannot withhold federal funds from California’s immigrant-friendly “sanctuary” cities and counties.

So I guess we’ll see you again in (Supreme) Court. Hopefully Justice Kavanaugh will be seated by then.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

There’s A Whole Lot Of AI Going On Around Here

If left to their own devices Progressives will always tell you definitively who they are and what they believe;  then they will follow their irrational beliefs to their illogical conclusions.

Exhibit A (via Victory Girls):

Trump, however, has it exactly backwards: The solution to America’s immigration problems is open borders, under which the United States imposes no immigration restrictions at all. If the U.S. adopts this policy, the benefits will far outweigh the costs.

Legalize ALL immigration
Illegal immigration will disappear, by definition. Much commentary on immigration — Trump and fellow travelers aside — suggests that legal immigration is good and that illegal immigration is bad. So, legalize all immigration.

Government will then have no need to define or interpret rules about asylum, economic hardship, family reunification, family separation, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and so on. When all immigration is legal, these issues are irrelevant.

The question of fairness about who enters first — those who waited in line or those who entered illegally — disappears. Amnesty for existing illegal immigrants also becomes a non-issue. Or an open borders policy could require anyone who entered illegally to exit the country — for exactly five minutes — and then re-enter legally.

Think about the money we could save and make
Expenditure on immigration enforcement would shrink to nothing, because open borders means no walls, fences, screening at airports, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), deportations, detention centers or immigration courts. A 2013 report estimated that immigration enforcement cost more than $18 billion annually, and standard indicators suggest costs have grown further since then.

They will send their best
The government’s fiscal balance could actually improve with more legal immigrants earning income and paying taxes in America. And under open borders, any added immigration will plausibly come from those with even higher skills and incomes, who faced weaker incentives to immigrate when faced with the burden of current restrictions.

Expenditure on the welfare state will contract because even if immigrants vote for welfare spending, existing residents will vote for less generous benefits when they believe these accrue to recent immigrants.

Ay yi yi!

ricky-ricardoThat’s never gonna work Lucy!!

There’s lots more for after you’ve had your covfefe. For now allow me to point out that this drivel was written by Jeffery Miron, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. ECONOMICS for crying out loud! At first I thought Mr. Miron was writing satire along the lines of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal but alas, he’s serious.

Clearly the esteem that is bequeathed to academics is misguided. Do you know who else (besides Nobel Prize in economics winner, Paul Krugman) is an economist? Little Ms. SJW and Democratic Socialist of-the-moment Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez:

Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University, majoring in economics and international relations, and later worked for Senator Ted Kennedy's office where she focused on immigration issues.

After graduation, she returned home and became a community organizer. However, with the recession taking hold, along with the financial issues her family faced after her father's death in 2008 from cancer, Ocasio-Cortez took multiple low-wage restaurant jobs to help keep them afloat.

Note that “took multiple low-wage restaurant jobs” to keep her family afloat is political spin for “she couldn’t even hack it as a community organizer so she went back to tending bar for tips.”

If after reading this you still don’t think there’s an education bubble you are either not really trying or you are a Progressive.

collegge still stupid

There’s a whole lot of AI going on around here.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More Science Deniers

File  under “child abuse” 

Course disputes idea that heterosexual sex is 'natural'

  • Eugene Lang College is offering a "Queer Ecologies" course this fall devoted to countering “heterosexist” explanations of animals and nature.
  • According to the instructor, common scientific practices like using the terms "male" and "female" when describing reproduction among plants and animals contributes to the perception that "queerness" is "unnatural."
  • sustainably queer

    And do you know what else is unnatural? – post normal science (PNS).

    Once there was modern science, which was hard work; now we have postmodern science, where the quest for real, absolute truth is outdated, and "science" is a wax nose that can be twisted in any direction to underpin the latest lying narrative in the pursuit of power. Except they didn't call it ‘postmodern' science because then we might smell a rat. They called it PNS (post-normal science) and hoped we wouldn't notice…

    Science has succumbed to the same virus that beset literature, art, economics, and the rest of the social sciences: postmodernism. Postmodernism is a progressive virus that negates reason, objectivity, and truth -- replacing them with relativism, subjectivism, and pragmatism. Having colonized every other branch of academics decades ago, postmodernism has now come for science. DFD

    "Queer Ecologies" could well be a foundation course in PNS:

    According to the course description, students will be taught to “reimagine evolutionary processes, ecological interactions, and environmental politics in light of queer theory…”

    Davis explained that queer ecologies is an “interdisciplinary field that examines the relationship between sexuality and nature, thinking beyond the boundaries of assuming that heterosexuality is the norm or standard.”

    The field “inquires into the sexual lives of animals, plants, and bacteria—lives that are often much more strange, adaptable, and queer than anything humans do,” she elaborated. “It also seeks to critique how heterosexuality is presumed as natural.”

    I  find it a bit odd that “Queer Ecology” is offered in the Media and Culture department rather than the Science department but I put that down to the fact that they are science deniers.

    science deniers dilbert

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    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Choose Wisely Weedhopper

    Michigan’s primary is August 7 and last weekend the Progressive People’s Heroine from the Republic of New York came to my state to promote her equally progressive choice for Michigan’s governor. Why anyone should care who a socialist bartender from the Bronx thinks should be governor of our state is beyond me, but here she is, in her F-Me boots, promoting fellow socialist, Abdul El-Sayed.

    Related Bernie Sanders endorses Abdul El-Sayed for Michigan governorYeah, let’s elect more of that.

    If you’re keeping track, El-Sayed was likewise endorsed by Bernie Sanders last week so it looks like he’s pretty much got the Progressive Democrats United votes locked up. And he’s got the Bernie-bro platform to keep them:

    He has pledged universal healthcare to all Michiganders if it fails on the federal level, says he will push to legalize marijuana and says he will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and make Michigan a “sanctuary state”: as a spokesman puts it, he is “unwilling to waste state taxpayer money to enforce federal law that would rob small businesses of hardworking employees and tear apart families.”

    Sure, there are still a lot of people holding irrational fears about nominating another guy with a funny sounding name. But here’s a hard-hitting interview that should allay the fears of all of you prejudiced Islamophobes:

    The rumors surrounding El-Sayed’s faith are small but persistent, spread by a handful of far-right websites preying on the uninformed and fearful.

    One morning, I asked him about them over breakfast.

    “Are you the spear tip of a vast Muslim conspiracy to bring Sharia law to the US?”

    “No,” he said.

    “Are you a front for the Muslim brotherhood to pervert American politics towards terrorism?”


    “Were you handpicked by George Soros to lead a vast liberal takeover of the government?”

    “No. I’ve never met George Soros.” - Guardian

    So there you have it: the man is not in favor of Sharia Law, he’s just a progressive socialist. I leave it you you to determine which is worse.


    Remind me and tomorrow I’ll tell you about my problems with my less-than-a-year-old-top-of-the-line-computer - assuming it’s still functioning at all.

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    Sunday, July 29, 2018


    Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

    Lake-Bled-Sunrise-21-1024x683Sunrise Lake Bled, Slovenia

    Politics will continue to corrupt even as the corn continues to grow. My advice: just for today try to ignore the former and give thanks for the later.

    chip worshipping the corn god

    corn-on-the-cob-lg Priorities, people, priorities.

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