Enough Already

You know, there are people in the news who really shouldn’t be, because they’ve made themselves pretty much irrelevant to the world by now.  If they ever made a contribution to society, that’s now over and I can’t see them ever doing anything of worth or value ever again.  They are the grains of beach sand in society’s bathing suit, the stones in society’s shoe, the ticks on society’s skin.  As such, I don’t want to see or read about any of the following ever again:

  • the Royal Ginger and Duchess Caringslut
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Hillary Clinton (unless she’s doing the perp walk in prison orange)
  • Bill Clinton (ditto)
  • any of the Obamas
  • George Clooney (unless he’s releasing a new Oceans movie)
  • Lena Durham
  • the entire Kardashian coven, and their assorted consorts

I will make an exception for impending imprisonment (see the Clintons above) or obituaries — maybe.

All these festering carbuncles have been in a media spotlight for too long (mostly undeservedly), and they need to disappear from it.  Hooked stick, yank off stage, toss in a dumpster somewhere, fade to black, The End.

Feel free to add your personal social irritants to the list.

Oh, And By The Way: Fuck You

If anything can bring on a RCOB Moment, bullshit like this would be in the Top 3:

NPR Advises Readers to ’Decolonize” Their Bookshelves by Removing White Authors

If I did that, all I’d be left with are books by Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.  Just so we’re clear on what’s being discussed here:

Since that pic was taken, quite a few have since been passed out to the Ungrateful Wretched Children (e.g. the Great Books collection on the right, snatched up by the Son&Heir, and on the top right, the Classic Novels, appropriated by Daughter).

If those motherfucking Commies at NPR think I’m going to “decolonize” my book collection to rid myself of “the colonialist ideas of narrative, storytelling, and literature”, I have news for them.  What they call “colonialist”, I call “classical” — they can’t just change the language to fit their little politically-correct narrative.

Well actually, they can — I just don’t have to go along with it.  And I won’t.

Here’s a thought.  If we’re going to get all purge-y and such, let’s not fuck around with bookcases.  Let’s get serious:

Just A Thought

In the wake of all the Pantifa / Black Lives Suck  Matter riots and protests and such, the airwaves and presses are full of earnest pleas to “start a national conversation” or “address the racial strife” or “deliver justice” for those whose lives have been so horribly afflicted by the daily misery of living in modern-day America.

But what if we — that is, the people who are the targets of such tropes — don’t want to have a conversation with these people anymore?  What if we look around us and see things like minority set-asides, preferential hiring- or admissions practices, creation of the various bureaucracies that purport to address all these supposed iniquities (e.g. Offices Of Race Relations, Equality Commissions, etc.), and realize that despite all these efforts, many Black people are still mired in slums, are still enslaved by criminal lifestyle, are still hobbled by sub-standard education establishments and continue to behave in ways that, in the immortal words of Chris Rock, still end up with their asses getting beaten by the cops?

What if we — we, the suffering middle classes who form the backbone of this nation — just say, “Fuck you, and your conversation.”

And before anyone gets all bent out of shape about the above, let me remind you all that when the Chink  Wuhan virus hit our shores, the people who kept this country together were not academics, or politicians, or journalists, or community organizers;  and for damn sure they were not the people now rioting and looting, nor the shadowy organizations who are organizing the unrest.  The country was kept going by people like truck drivers, doctors/nurses, supermarket workers, maintenance technicians, farmers and trash collectors, to name but a few.  Not glamorous people, not members of the “elite” set, just people who are not a part of “systemic racism”, nor of “class privilege” and especially — considering that many of them are Blacks and Hispanics themselves — are not benefactors of the so-called “White privilege”.

What if these people, these ordinary hardworking people just said to all these demands, “No.  We’re not going to pander to you anymore.”

What then?

Not Fugly

…but FNugly:

And to describe one of the variants, an even newer word, FNuglier:

I am so sick of all these tacticool toy guns hitting the market.  (And yes I know, “It’s not a toy, Kim; you wouldn’t like to be shot by one.” )

If we’re going to make small carry pieces, can we go back to making guns which actually look decent, or at least look like real guns?

 

But I’m wasting my time, aren’t I?   “But Kim… look at all the cool feeeeeeeatures!  It’s even got a fredded barrel!”

Guns by Mattel… JHC.  At least revolvers still look real.

Stasi-Town, Texas

After the Berlin Wall came down and Germany was reunited, it was discovered that almost one third of the former East Germans and well over half of East Berliners were informants for the Stasi (secret police).

So I read this article with amusement:

Just when you thought the Coronavirus snitching outbreak couldn’t get any worse, the societal virus continues to spread. Austin Mayor Steve Adler decided to channel his inner Kim Jong Un on Monday when he announced an extension of the city’s shelter-in-place orders.
But it was the decision to urge Austinites to rat out their neighbors that raised eyebrows. As you might imagine, the Karens of the city took Adler’s exhortation to heart.
The mayor declared that the updated version of the order, which mandated the closure of non-essential businesses and the implementation of social distancing practices, would now require residents to wear face masks when they go out in public. The new order extends the restrictions to May 8.
According to the Mayor, the city will impose penalties against those caught in public without wearing the face coverings. These punishments could include fines of up to $1,000 and even jail time. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhart, who was with the Mayor during the announcement, said: “There certainly will be enforcement if we do not see a community-wide embrace of social distancing and appropriate masking.” She added, “If we see really egregious violations that are threatening community health, we will certainly enforce.”
Mayor Adler then stated that they are hoping for Austinites to “self-police,” and affirmed that “these kinds of orders carry with them criminal penalties and the force of law.” At this point, he urged residents to report those who are not complying with the order. “If you see violations in the community, construction sites, restaurants, it’d be good to call 311 and let the city and the county know that that’s happening.”

Read the whole piece to see how bad it is.

Considering, in the words of our governor, that Austin is the blueberry in the bowl of tomato soup that is Texas, none of this should come as a surprise.  You see, it’s the voters who elect big-government Big Brother we-know-what’s-best-for-you Marxist assholes like Adler and Eckhart into office — so why should we be surprised when these same voters also feel that they know how best other people should conduct their lives?

I’m not much of a betting man, but I would wager a considerable sum of money that over 90% of the snitches are Democrat voters or if not, they’re definitely members of the hippie-Green-ultra-Marxist asswipes who infest Austin like so many vegan cockroaches.

I know the apparent paradox:  as a rule, Greens want most of the world’s population to die off;  they just don’t want to be part of that number because, you see, they deserve to live more than the gun-clinging bitter-fascist Bible-thumping Trumpalos do.

Marxists, fascists and Greens (some overlap) have no problem with people dying — as long as it’s the Others doing the perishing.  (And for the most extreme of them, they themselves would have no problems with causing the dying or holding the coats of those who do.)

Here’s another bet that nobody will take from me:  most of these Karens are women.  (Knowing Austin as I do:  the few male snitches will have gray ponytails and drive around in a Prius, old Mercedes or -Volvo with “Beto” or “Bernie” decals on the back fenders.)

I’ve often referred to Austin as “Moscow On The Colorado”, but of late I’m starting to think that I’m slandering the Muscovites.

Insiders

I see that the Fibbers are investigating a U.S. Senator on suspicion of insider trading:  good.

Burr drew the attention of lawmakers after it was revealed he sold off thousands of dollars worth of stock on February 13—less than a week before the stock market sharply dropped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the shares were in companies like Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Hilton that took an especially hard hit as coronavirus travel restrictions went into place. Burr’s timely decision to sell netted him between $628,000 and $1.72 million.
More troubling is that Burr’s decision to sell came as his committee was receiving daily briefings on the threat posed by the virus. As such, many speculate the senator may have acted on insider information to protect his assets. If true, Burr could be found in violation of the STOCK Act, which prohibits the use of non-public information for private profit by lawmakers.

For people who can’t understand how politicians can come to Washington as “thousand-aires” and leave as millionaires after getting only a Congressional salary:  this is one of the ways they manage it.

And I don’t care that he’s a Republican, although I wish the Fibbers would go after all these dishonest pricks with the same zeal, regardless of party.

Yeah, I know:  I should be using the word “alleged” and “suspicion of” all over the place.  Let’s just say that I hold elected officials to a higher standard — they should behave circumspectly to avoid even the suspicion of wrongdoing.

What gets me is the stupidity of the action.  Had Burr, or anyone else for that matter, bought the hotel stocks after the price plunged (to be sold later at a profit when the share price rebounded), he’d have made just as much money.  But no:  let’s avoid losses, even paper losses, at all costs.  Greedy fucker.

And if the Fibbers find that Burr’s phone records show that he’d placed the sell orders last year and not right after he had a committee briefing, then I’ll apologize for all the above.  Somehow, though, I don’t think I’ll be apologizing.