In last Sunday’s post about places I’ve seen, there was one pic which, for various reasons, didn’t make the cut:
As a long-ago Reader once commented: “The best view of Manhattan is through a bomb-sight.”
Like so many cities, the place is best viewed from a distance because a) it smells and b) Noo Yawkers. And of course there’s the political thing.
Despite all that, however, I like NYFC even though (to quote another Reader) it’s “mostly hype and hicks”. And I’m not talking about the members of the International Hayseed Set who can be found gawping at Times Square and forming long lines at the Statue; having lived there for three years, I’ve found most New Yorkers to be unbelievably parochial and yes, hicks. What else can explain a city which serves the most over-priced-yet-average food in North America, and thinks that if it doesn’t happen in NYC, it doesn’t matter?
New Wife has never been to NYFC, so at some point I may have to grit my teeth and take her there. Or not. The price (to me) may just be too high.
From Reader Paul W. comes this gem:
I see that the failure of the suicide watch is being blamed on (duh) a staff shortage in the federal prison system, and we’re supposed to believe that a guy with a 6″-thick black book containing several tons of dirt on famous people (like the Clintons) simply offed himself?
I think someone should point out to POTUS Trump that if so-called red flag laws become entrenched in the nation’s legal code, then after he leaves office and becomes a private citizen once more, he will never, ever be able to buy a gun through regular channels — because of the many, many times he’s been labeled as a danger to society by Lefty psychologists and the like.
Not just that, but any guns he currently owns would in all likelihood be confiscated by the NY state police sturmtruppen, especially if that little fascist turd Andrew Cuomo is still governor.
Ironic, n’est-ce pas?
Yet another horror story from Britishland’s NHS:
The absurdity is part of the recent NHS drive to limit the number of pricey, unnecessary operations.
GPs must apply to a body of health chiefs – called the Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness panel, or PoLCE – before they can refer patients for certain procedures.
But what began as a sensible process to stop people getting breast enhancements and eyelifts on the NHS has snowballed into a deliberate ploy to deny genuine patients essential treatment.
It seems a the NHS is doing everything it can to stop doctors giving treatment that we know works.
Why are these opaque and unelected assholes doing this? Here’s all you need to know:
Another local authority approved just 46 of the 1,162 hernia operations requested last year, according to NHS figures.
You don’t have to be a cost accountant to see the savings involved in denying over eleven hundred surgeries per annum — and that’s just for hernias. Apply this ratio to all the other types of medical procedures, and the “savings” would add up to billions.
And screw the pain-wracked patients. They’re just an annoyance to government employees, and their problems are just a line in the budget.
Remember: whenever you’re faced with some tool who advocates “single-payer” medical care, kick them in the ass. Hard. Wear boots.
Everyone laughed when perennial loser / has-been VP Joe Biden stated that Democrats “choose truth over facts”, passing it off as just another one of Joe’s (many) cock-ups.
I didn’t laugh, and it wasn’t a cock-up: it was said in dead earnest.
You see, that’s exactly how the Left operates: facts are irrelevant unless they support the Party’s “truth” (or “higher truth”, as they disingenuously frame it). It’s entirely congruent, for example, with the “Fake But Accurate” defense used by people like Dan Rather (falsifying documents to advance a political position).
The old joke is that if the facts don’t conform to the theory, they must be eliminated. What the Left does is not just eliminate the contrary facts, they also set out to discredit and destroy the people who stand behind those facts.
It’s not a joke, and Biden is no laughing matter. He’s no less dangerous than all the other Marxists running for office.
From Charlotte N.C. comes this wonderful news:
Police say a gas station customer was acting in self-defense when he took matters into his own hands Thursday morning, shooting two suspects who tried to rob the store.
Chaotic moments broke out just before 4am at the 7-Eleven in the 4800 block of Brookshire Boulevard.
Police say the two teenage suspects, identified as Qwanterrius Stafford and Brenna Harris, first robbed the customer of his wallet before turning their attention to the store clerk.
“They immediately went straight to him, pointed a gun at him, within inches of his face, very aggressively pointed a gun at him,” Sgt. Brian Scharf with CMPD said.
They had no idea that customer inside had a lawfully concealed gun until he fired shots at both suspects.
Stafford, 16, died inside the store, according to investigators. Harris, 17, got about a mile and a half away on Saratoga Drive before police took him into custody.
[pause to let thunderous applause, jeers and catcalls die down]
Given the names of the would-be property-redistributors, I’m not even bothering to play “guess the race” of the choirboys.
Suffice it to say:
Good Guy 1.5, Goblins 0
You may all go do your Happy Dance now.