New Digs

So Tech Support II worked his magic, threatened people with death or worse, and took me somewhere else where all the tragedy of the past three or four weeks has magically disappeared.

Update:  TS tells me that I’ve been the target of a massive Denial Of Service attack, hence the server problems.  (His question to me:  “Who have you pissed off lately?”  Answer:  “Who knows?  There are so many possibilities…”)

Anyway:

Many, many thanks to all of you who offered advice, and still more to the folks who offered to help me move, and even host this ongoing stream of bile, broads, boomsticks and bombast.

Here’s a reward for all of you, with some background music.  I hope it will suffice.

And this:

And finally, this:

Coming Restrictions

Here’s yet another ghastly story about drunken passengers, the only surprise being that the flight didn’t originate in Manchester:

A British passenger has been arrested after starting a huge brawl on a Wizz Air flight to Crete, throwing punches at other travellers and even the pilot, holidaymakers said.

The mass fight started shortly after the flight landed on the Greek island and saw women and men injured in the melee on Tuesday night.

The passenger and his friend were badly behaved throughout the flight and his anger boiled over when he was told police would escort him from the plane.

Yup.  I can see the time when passengers will be required to take a breathalyzer test prior to boarding, and those over a certain limit pushed onto a later flight.

And then everyone will whine and moan about not being able to “steady their nerves before the flight” (what bullshit), when in truth, as always, the problem has been caused by fools.

I Hate Change, But

Many of you have been experiencing hassles logging in to Comments and so on.  I’ve been having it worse, in that my access to WordPress has been severely restricted.  Here, for example, is what I experienced this morning in trying to put up a SINGLE post, in some cases multiple times:

It is without question a server issue.  I need to migrate to a dedicated server, but I can’t afford the monthly charges.

My choices are simple:

  • live with this problem and restrict blogging input
  • hang it up altogether (yes, I am that pissed off)
  • change my blogging software away from WordPress (meaning, re-format the entire Splendid Isolation blog and all posts to fit into a new engine)
  • set up a paywall (ain’t gonna happen)
  • do what Chris Muir does, and have an annual fundraiser to be able to afford a dedicated server each year.

Let me know what you think, assuming you can get to Comments.

Asking For It

Bound to happen:

Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month.

You have to ask yourself about the industrial-strength Stupid in a guy who decides to pick a fight with Mike Tyson.  In close quarters.  With nowhere to run to.  Without at least one gun handy.

Has to be a Biden voter.

Nazzo Fast, Guido

There’s this (no link because paywall):

Ummm, at the risk of offending some people — and I have no truck with pro-abortion loonies harassing judges and bombing pro-life organizations, believe me — it seems that I do need to remind everyone that the anti-abortion groups have had their own nutcases in the past:  murdering abortion doctors, blockading and bombing abortion clinics and so on.

This is not a tu quoque  argument, by the way.  If someone tries to terrorize a judge for his opinion or ruling, or bombs a building, that by definition is terrorism.

Both sides stand accused.

And the “activist” media are assholes (and not just in this instance, either).