June 12, 2020

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52 comments:

rehajm said...

Fun things tweeted by Lara Logan today:

Donations to Black Lives Matter are funneled through a Democratic fundraising group (ActBlue)

Retired generals who denounced Trump could be recalled to active duty and prosecuted

Guildofcannonballs said...

Listening to Tupac twenty years ago, I grew out of it quickly, taught me more about life in America from a black perspective than anything ever written and subsidized by university tax dollars.

Universities need to burn so long as we are burning things down. As Instapundit brings up, that shithole Yale is racist and needs to be demolished or, at the very minimum, renamed.

Also, the NFL is racist, and anyone who supports it in any way should burn like universities unless they withdraw all support, now and forever. It is a completely irredeemable organization built upon a foundation of abuse. Blacks could work half as hard to build something twice as good, and they will if they know what's good for 'em.

"And they say it's the white man I should fear, but it's my own kind doing all the killin' here."-2pac

Lucien said...

Jonathan Chait’s latest piece at New York magazine is about the most obsequious and servile attempt at persuasion I have seen. David Bernstein has a takedown on it at Volokh Conspiracy.

Jersey Fled said...

Remember that hair salon in Missouri where the stylist came to work with the Chinese virus. The one Inga was wetting her pants about?

She exposed 140 cutomers and coworkers.

Missouri Dept. of Health has now determined that NONE came down with the virus.

Josephbleau said...

"Abstract This paper develops a model to understand mechanisms behind the rise of mass consumption societies. The development process depicted in the model follows the Flying Geese pattern, in which a series of industries takes off one after another. As productivity improves in these industries, each consumer good becomes affordable to an increasingly large number of households, which constantly expand the range of goods they consume. This in turn generates larger markets for consumer, goods which leads to further improvement in productivity. In order for such two-way causality to generate virtuous cycles of productivity gains and expanding markets, income distribution should be neither too equal nor too unequal. Some income inequality is needed for the economy to take off; too much equality means that the economy stagnates in a poverty trap. With too much inequality, the economy's development stops prematurely. The rise of a mass consumption society is thus an essential element for sustainable development."

An example would be, Wright Bros, Curtis, Douglas, Boeing, Grumman, North American.

If you don't understand this watch the Disney cartoon "By Word of Mouse" 1957. On You Tube.

Darkisland said...

I finished reading Barrett Tilman's bio of General Curtis Lemay and it was as good as i remembered. What a great man. Sure am glad he was on our side.

I also watched 12 o'clock High for the umpteenth time. Download from YouTube. It's about the 8th Air Force when they were just getting strategic bombing going in Europe. It never gets old. Great movie.

One of the interesting thing in the Lemay book is about the early days of SAC when they were still flying B-36s. They could bomb Russian targets but couldn't get home.

So in 1950 Lemay developed the 8th Air Rescue Squadron. The B36 crew would bail out over Siberia leaving the plane on autopilot to crash far away.

Then the 8th would fly in, in c-47 land on the tundra, grab the crew and fly home. They normally practiced flying under 100'to avoid radar. It sounds fascinating and I wanted to know more. This must be about the only thing military with almost nothing on the internet.

Great book about a great general.

What's everyone else reading?

John Henry

Charlie said...

Is the truth racist?

Trick question.

walter said...

CHAZUpdates: List of needs

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

has this blog been declared an "autonomous zone" yet?

"No Good Moderators
No Bad Commenters"


will our hostess change the name to 'Blogger A',
...because of the name's Westphalian origins and the ties to, er, ya know...

Darkisland said...

On someone here's recommendation I started reading Elia Kazan's autobiography "A Life"

Fascinating book about a fascinating man. Not particularly likable, a real shit, but fascinating.

I'll have more to say when I finish it but I am liking it a lot so far. Just now I am at the part where the Directors Guild is trying to implement a blacklist of communist sympathizers. They failed.

John Henry

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Tacoma Woman Arrested for Setting Five Cop Cars on Fire in Seattle
&

Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

&

The far-left extremist Antifa movement and its allies have carved a wave of violence, destruction, and even murder for decades in Europe and their history should serve as a warning to the United States of America.

Antifa — despite the claims of its defenders and proponents — does not stand just for simply anti-fascism but rather for the organisation Antifaschistische Aktion, originally the paramilitary arm of the Pro-USSR German Communist Party (KPD). Its actions today are not merely against fascism, but explicitly for a mix of anarchism and communism by any means necessary.

Inga said...

“She exposed 140 cutomers and coworkers.

Missouri Dept. of Health has now determined that NONE came down with the virus.”

Guess why? Because they were all wearing masks.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Never a fan, his grandkid was at the property from what I remember, but it is a great line, ht Robert Stacy McCain years ago for highlighting it, and I gave him some s&^^ for it I think, but, after no further introduction, here it is, by H. S. Thompson:

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

The 1970's are making a resurgence in America, despite the oil flowing after being located and quantified.

All of 'em in the media are a simulacrum Ron Burgandy, no joke. To enter the arena is a show of a certain weirdness.

Many times weird is good, I myself have been told that ("you're weird") face to face, and had to make the best of it, in fact.

Darkisland said...

Rejahm,

I don't think it was Lara Logan but I was reading about that yesterday or today.

The money didn't seem to be going to BLM. I s seems to be going into the general demmie election coffers.

"Seems" is the key word as it is rather murky where it is really going.

Act Blue is a really sketchy organization. When you go to most candidates websites they will only let you donate via Act Blue. When you do this, it does NOT go to the candidate. Act Blue tells you it goes "to the benefit of" the candidate.

All that means is thst it goes into the general fund to elect democrats.

Don't ever give to them. Find an address and send a check direct to the candidate.

The Republicans have something called WinRed which seems similar. Don't give them money either.

John Henry

The Godfather said...

In CHAZ, who has the right to bear arms?

In most such environments, if they last long enough, it works the other way round: Only those who have the arms have any rights.

cacimbo said...

NPR finally informed their audience about the CHAZ tonight.Four nights after the segment of a major city was taken over.Who took it over - not mentioned?NPR made it sound like a fuzzy sweet group just doing art and eating.

Sebastian said...

Don't think it came up in the Loury thread, but check out the latest Loury & McWhorter on Bloggingheads.tv.

Althouse, I think you'd like it. They also show what it means to see what one observes. And they are brave -- as Althouse is in her own way.

Ken B said...

Reading
A graded reader in French. Dull but helpful.
Math textbook.
About to start Who Killed Palomino Molero, by Mario Vargas Llosa
Constantinople, Capital of Byzantium. A portrait of the city in 1200. Short and good.

narciso said...


Heh

https://www.redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2020/06/12/irony-overload-autonomous-zone-warlord-may-soon-be-canceled-after-old-homophobic-tweets-surface/

Ken B said...

On the topic of optimism...

Who believes a single person will ever be convicted of a single thing following these riots? Jury nullification. All it takes is one juror.
Those lawyers who threw Molotov cocktails into police cars? Jury nullification.

Optimistic now?

Guildofcannonballs said...

"I grew out of it quickly" is interesting but only to me self-indulgently I suppose, but then again that's just what I would do isn't it, if being self-indulgent?

I listen to it in my mind all the time, but extremely rarely within the last decade have I played it. I wonder when the last time I linked "Hit 'em Up" was? I doubt I listened to it, but maybe.

Kid Rock switched to Country and Pop, so I like him yet. Which is what I hope ande-acedshit sass must keep his amazing brain occupied with via laughter at my expense.

"First Kiss" has really stuck with me. My buddy had a blue pick-up with 44" super swampers but otherwise the same style as the vid. 454 I would guess, maybe 350.

The video about Northern Michagen with the boat (Chris Craft?) was great too. An homage to possibly the best band ever, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Is Trump gonna regognize in JAX?

Duh. Trump is now 84 moves ahead of Pelosi, Chucky, Biden, Obama, and Wray.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

Read "Mission with LeMay" by McKinley Kantor and LeMay. Authorized biography. With the bark on.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the ChiCom's spy tool Zoom and lobbyists Cohen Group and our ex Mil brass

...Sum Ting Wong!

...

Narr said...

Lemay is interesting as hell. If I can recall the book--it may have been an older bio, it's been a long time--he and his SAC successors pretty much held the keys to the nukes for about a decade--forward-deployed and always ready, with civilians out of the loop . . .

Still reading Wulf on Humboldt--amazing amazing life and work. Hit it off immediately with Jefferson, who pumped him for info on Mexico and points south--for which he was unquestionably the world authority. Napoleon, who he met, thought he was a liberal fruitcake and wanted to banish him from the city he loved--Paris--but was persuaded that it would look bad (and be bad for French prestige) to exile the greatest scientist in the world.

It's the restored Bourbons (learned nothing, forgotten nothing) who finally helped make him make the decision to return to Berlin, which he detested.

Humboldt, Napoleon, Beethoven (throw in Wellington) all almost exact contemporaries; what an era.

Just about through The Persian Boy. What a master of pace and quick characterization Renault is, and she seems vastly erudite about Alexander's time.

On the ancient theme, I uncovered (half-read!) John Prevas's "Hannibal's Oath" while moving some books around; his argument for the route over the Alps is convincing enough to me, but it's a slow read. I'll get back to it. The Punic Wars was what first caught my interest in ancient history.

Narr
"I'll bet you can order these, and more, somewhere around here," he effulged.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Jersey Fled said...
Remember that hair salon in Missouri where the stylist came to work with the Chinese virus. The one Inga was wetting her pants about?"

She wasn't wetting her pants. She was gloating about the deplorables who would die.

She said yesterday she was "amused" at the prospect of people getting sick after going to a Trump rally.

So she'll be very disappointed to hear the Missouri thing was, predictably, a nothingburger.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

walter said...
CHAZUpdates: List of needs

6/12/20, 9:25 PM

For an "autonomous" nation, they're not very autonomous, are they?

Well, the US sends billions in foreign aid to shithouse nations, so I guess now CHAZ is included on the list.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I hate to bet against Crack, unless it was the 2014 senate, but you really got Candace fever.

Less Candace is your only cure my friend.

From the pedia of Wiki:

The 2014 United States Senate elections were held on November 4, 2014, they were a part of the United States 2014 elections (and in some areas for a period of time ending November 4, 2014). Thirty-three Class 2 seats in the 100-member United States Senate were up for election, in addition to three Class 3 seats due to expire on January 3, 2017. The candidates winning the regular elections would serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2021. The elections marked 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Senators. Twenty-one of the open seats were held by the Democratic Party, while fifteen were held by the Republican Party.

The Republicans regained the majority of the Senate in the 114th Congress, which started in January 2015; the Republicans had not controlled the Senate since January 2007. They had needed a net gain of at least six seats to obtain a majority. They held all of their seats and gained nine Democratic-held seats. Republicans defeated five Democratic incumbents: Mark Begich of Alaska lost to Dan Sullivan, Mark Pryor of Arkansas lost to Tom Cotton, Mark Udall of Colorado lost to Cory Gardner, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana lost to Bill Cassidy and Kay Hagan of North Carolina lost to Thom Tillis.

The Republicans also picked up another 4 open seats in Iowa, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Polls and other factors had led forecasters to predict that the Republicans would win several seats, with most predicting that the party was likely but not certain to win at least the six seats necessary to take control of the Senate.

J. Farmer said...

@Charlie:

Is the truth racist?

Yes. Denial of this is the foundation of modern race relations. Hence, We. Are. Doomed.

Yancey Ward said...

I guess this person didn't get the DNC talking points from Inga.

hawkeyedjb said...


"CHAZUpdates: List of needs"

China: Maybe we can get a free trade agreement with CHAZ?

World: Don't trust CHAZ. CHAZ is asshole.

Rt41Rebel said...

In the spirit of CHAZ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_micronations

madAsHell said...

Soooo,,,I'm sorry. I'm sure you, and Meade have struggled with this as well,......but do all posts need to be moderated?

Has it become so bad that even cafe posts must be moderated?

Yeah.....I don't expect much of an answer.

gadfly said...

Do you stand with God and Gen. Michael Flynn against the evil forces that want to destroy America?

It’s official. Mike is batshit crazy!

Lewis Wetzel said...

"What's everyone else reading?"
Still on the autobio of Elian Kazan. This is the war years.
He got his agent to assign him as military entertainer with something like the USO. Ended up in the South Pacific and the Philipines towards the end of the war. He describes stories he had heard but not witnessed. Japanese hanging American soldiers by their thumbs, dousing them with gasoline & lighting them up. Americans bundling Japanese soldiers together, dousing with gasoline, and lighting them up. Then he spent four days sick with dengue fever.

narciso said...

Fwiw


https://www.westernjournal.com/exclusive-gen-flynn-forces-evil-want-steal-freedom-dark-night-god-stands-us/amp/

Crazy World said...

What a crazy week!

stephen cooper said...

I wonder if David Chappelle understands that when he goes into his "I am a vulgar black dude" (albeit a rich black kid who grew up to be a rich black guy) who talks in a stereotypically misogynistic way (the way rich black kids think poor black kids talk) about black women he disagrees with ("I bet her pussy stank", our modern little Stepin Fetchit said about Candace Owens, a good woman - whatever that "stank" word means about a woman's vagina, which may or may not smell more or less than a man's crotch) - gay dudes who dislike women, like Chapelle, don't understand their misogyny- my guess is that he is tempted to be a full-out misogynistic gay dude, but is afraid to go the whole way ,,,, I wonder if he understands that most white people immediately dismiss what he has to say, thinking, with good reason, that he is "channelling Step and Fetch It", and that he is one of those gay dudes who are disgusted by women. Sad!

tim maguire said...

Ken B said...On the topic of optimism...

Who believes a single person will ever be convicted of a single thing following these riots? Jury nullification. All it takes is one juror.
Those lawyers who threw Molotov cocktails into police cars? Jury nullification.

Optimistic now?


Like Howard, you greatly over-estimate the popularity of the rioters.

Jersey Fled said...

Inga said:

Guess why? Because they were all wearing masks.

So you mean we didn't need to shut down every hair salon in the country and put thousands of them out of business?

We didn't have to put all of those single mom's who live paycheck to paycheck out of work for months?

You mean Shelley Luther didn't have to go to jail?

You mean all of those businesses that STILL can't open can now open?

You mean I don't have to look like a drifter from the 1850's

You mean all of the "experts" we're WRONG all of this time?

ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS WEAR MASKS?

The masks that WHO can't decide from day to day whether they do any good?

Is that what you mean, Inga?

Paco Wové said...

"[Antifa]s actions today are not merely against fascism"

"Not merely"? How about just plain "not"?

They are, and always have been, communist/anarchist thugs, and nothing more.

Jersey Fled said...

77% of truckers say that they will not deliver to cities with defunded police forces, per CDL News.

Anthony said...

I’m reading The Typewriter in the 21st Century. Because I totally need to have more typewriters.

Michael K said...


Humboldt, Napoleon, Beethoven (throw in Wellington) all almost exact contemporaries; what an era.

Just about through The Persian Boy. What a master of pace and quick characterization Renault is, and she seems vastly erudite about Alexander's time.


I have read all her books except "The Charioteer" which is all about gay life, not history.
"The Mask of Apollo" is also very good. It is set at the time Alexander was a teen and he appears briefly.

I am reading the new biography of Napoleon by Andrew Roberts. I have the trade paperback version. I don't know why the hard cover is so expensive. Much more sympathetic to him than most books in English.

Michael K said...

I also watched 12 o'clock High for the umpteenth time. Download from YouTube. It's about the 8th Air Force when they were just getting strategic bombing going in Europe. It never gets old. Great movie.

I assume you know it is a true story. The general was named Frank Armstrong. Look up his biography if you haven't. Fantastic guy. The writers were in his group. I have the novel that was the basis of the screenplay. In the first bombing mission on Germany, he flew as copilot since he was new in the group. The pilot was Paul Tibbets of "Enola Gay."

Howard said...

That's one yummy picture.

Grant said...

Just finished reading Metaxas’ biography of Wilberforce. Now rereading Black Mischief. You know, keeping things balanced.

Inga said...

“She said yesterday she was "amused" at the prospect of people getting sick after going to a Trump rally.”

No, Inga said she was amused by the Trumpists who would actually sign such a waiver just to go see Trump blabbering in person. I was laughing at people who would gather indoors in huge numbers and go so far as to actually acknowledge they are putting their lives at risk, but are OK with it because it’s worth it to them to see Trump and participate in a political rally inside a building with lots of yelling and cheering, probably while not wearing masks. I was amused by the willingness to sacrifice oneself for a political figure so he can have an audience of slavering minions to show on TV.

But you wouldn’t have understood why Inga was amused because you are one of those slavering minions.

Howard said...

Personally, I love spunk.

Ken B said...

Tim maguire
“ Like Howard, you greatly over-estimate the popularity of the rioters.”

No. That is why I explained about jury nullification. All it takes is one juror who won’t convict. That's 8.5% of a jury. 27% say they want to defund the police. Look at the reactions around you. You think there will be a shortage of nullifiers?

walter said...

Inga said...
“She exposed 140 cutomers and coworkers.
Missouri Dept. of Health has now determined that NONE came down with the virus.”
Guess why? Because they were all wearing masks.
--
Like all those Open Up protesters in WI you were poking fun at?
nga said...
There were quite a few bearded beer bellied older protestors there. Prime candidates for the ICU and a brand spanking newly bleached ventilator in about two weeks.
4/24/20, 5:29 PM

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Inga blathers: "I was amused by the willingness to sacrifice oneself for a political figure so he can have an audience of slavering minions to show on TV."

Were you also amused by the crowds who turned out to rage and mourn at the multiple services held for a man who once held a gun to a pregnant woman's stomach?

I didn't see much social distancing at those services.

You didn't care because you're a leftist minion with the soul of a serf.


Terry Ott said...

Ann, your photo IMG_6474 is absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant and phenomenal might be more apt descriptors, so I’ll just go with all three.