As I have no good or indeed any news about the Comments / No Comments debacle, here are a couple pics of women showing off their respective superstructures.
Someone named Toni Garrn (no, I don’t know, either):
And Lana del Ray:
I hope this makes up for the lack of Commentary…
Florence Welch (minus The Machine), that is. Here she is at some awards thing:
However, that’s not what I wanted to write about at all, but my train of thought was shunted onto a branch line by her rather striking appearance (and the red hair).
If you go to the article which features her and read all the way down to the category winners, however, I have this to say: apart from Adele and (I think) Ed Sheeran, and apart from the obvious oldies, I have not heard a single one of the contemporary songs, nor even any song by the nominated artists. Not one. (I tried to listen to a Taylor Swift song once, but I quit before the end of the first chorus.)
Now, the songs may have been playing as background music at the mall or blasting from some lowered Honda Civic at the traffic light, but I certainly did not identify them with any of the listed singers/bands.
I think I’ll go and listen to a Soundgarden or Chopin album, or something.
So much for the morons* entrusted with ensuring that Texas has uninterrupted electrical power:
With unseasonably hot weather driving record demand across Texas, ERCOT* continues to work closely with the power industry to make sure Texans have the power they need. This afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity. At this time, all generation resources available are operating. We’re asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding the usage of large appliances (such as dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through the weekend.
If I were to set my thermostat to 78F, I’d have to have about three cold showers daily to stop dying of heatstroke. JHC.
Did anyone actually predict that come the middle of May, Texas summer heat begins its annual upward climb to “Broil”?
Like nobody could see this coming. From Buffalo NY:
“A school official reported that this very troubled young man had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after.”
This led to a referral for the troubled teen to a mental health evaluation.
[But] Gendron was later able to purchase firearms in the state.
I was told that NY had the strictest gun-purchasing laws in the U.S., and their politicians are always wailing about criminals getting their guns from out of state.
Not our boy Payton. Bought his AR-15 right there near his home town in NY, and then went a-hunting at a supermarket 200 miles away.
He should be executed, of course (and Charles Lehman agrees with me), but he won’t be.
Instead, we’ll be told that blame for this little episode lies with the gun / White supremacists / the NRA / Tucker Carlson / websites like this one, etc., instead of with a troubled kid and the authorities who knew all about him and did nothing.
And if the above seems a trifle strong to you, see what City Journal suggests.
And so after poor Marie’s fate, more bad news:
…then “NO PENIS NO VOTE”. See how that works?
…like eating ham through the wrapper.
…fuck off, fascist. Tell you when I and most gun owners might accept a set of federal gun laws: when they are identical to those of Texas (including Castle Doctrine and others of that ilk), and as long as the poxy NFA is also repealed.
From the Dept. of Irony:
…or “because of”? I get so confused…
…oh stop it, I just can’t deal with this bullshit anymore.
…in which we see the dangers of someone editing what you write (original headline in link).
…lessee, now: hundreds of BLM rioters looting on that day, and she gets charged? (Episode #1,343 of “guess the race”, with a twist).
…sheesh, and I thought $120 for a bottle of wine and two salads was expensive in Monaco.
…all part of that “culture sharing” thing in EUtopia. Still on trains:
…Nostradamus Kim predicts an increase in crime on LA transit lines.
As for INSIGNIFICA:
And finally, a fond farewell:
Whoa… some actual news in there. I’ll try to do better next time.