DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Sandra Bullock to Star as Wendy Davis in Film About Abortion Filibuster

10th November 2017

Read it.

Abortion Barbie: The Motion Picture. Be the first on your block etc. etc.

I was pulling for Julia Roberts but am accustomed to disappointment.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

New Farm Subsidy Programs Were Supposed to Save Money; Instead They’ve Cost Billions More Than Predicted

10th November 2017

Read it.

Riddle me this: Why are we subsidizing farms? Are we short of food?

Posted in Your tax dollars at work - and play. | No Comments »

FLASHBACK: Alec Baldwin Allegedly Lied About Not Knowing Actress Was Underage In Sex Scene

10th November 2017

Read it.

Not that it will slow him down any.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Animoji Karaoke

10th November 2017

Check it out.

I am not making this up.

The End Times are clearly here.

Posted in Is this a great country, or what? | No Comments »

Thought for the Day

10th November 2017

Posted in Think about it. | 1 Comment »

The Return of Patriarchy

10th November 2017

Christopher DeGroot pokes through the trash.

Generosity, in this egotistical world, is perceived as weakness, and therefore rewarded with disdain. This is the problem of the welfare state—largely funded by white men—in regard to blacks and women, both full of envy, and neither ever to be satisfied. Consider the video about “white privilege” that has been circulating widely on social media. Representative of the authoritarian sentimentalism of our time, it features a number of young people—whites and blacks—about to run a race, with the winner to get a hundred-dollar bill. The implication, of course, is that life itself is a race, and one’s value as a person determined by status: a kind of vulgar idolatry that, I have argued, is modernity’s stand-in for its dead God. With trite, would-be touching music playing, and close-ups of happy young white people juxtaposed to those of sad young blacks, this video is a cynical and disingenuous vehicle of resentment. It is just the sort of thing that leftists employ to effect the revenge that they call “social justice.” The runners are asked several questions to determine their “privilege.” After giving their answers, they are told to take several steps forward, their “privilege” signifying a heartrending “injustice” to blacks. At least this experiment did not occur in an inner city, where the evil whites might have been shot.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Leafing Through Your Favourite Medieval Facsimiles From Your Own Desk

10th November 2017

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Bonus: Medieval manuscripts: The Hours of Charles of Angoulême

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Why Hatred Of Whites Is Here To Stay

10th November 2017

Read it.

Not so long ago, mere mention of the deliberate murder of whites in South Africa—country folk and commercial farmers, in particular—was called “racist.” “Raaacist!” the media collective brayed when candidate Trump retweeted a related “white genocide” hashtag.

It’s still “racist” to suggest that the butchering of these whites, almost daily, in ways that beggar belief, is racially motivated. Positively scandalous is it to describe the ultimate goal of a killing spree, now in its third decade, thus: the ethnic cleansing of white, farming South Africa from land the community has cultivated since the 1600s.

I’m a racist, you’re a racist, he’s a racist, she’s a racist, wouldn’t you like to be a racist too?

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

10th November 2017

Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill

Tesco Christmas advert attacked for featuring Muslim family

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Young boy who told class he supported Isis among thousands of children referred to Prevent programme

Osama bin Laden’s son calls for terrorists to avenge his father’s death

Slaves on our Streets: ‘Honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage rife in London, campaigners warn

French Patriots Confront Muslim Street Prayers in Paris

Middle East Forum Launches Project to Tackle Islamist Financing

Susan Quinn: From Israel, Part 2: Gush Etzion, 1948 Massacre  Arabs were genocidal maniacs from the start.

Osama Bin Laden’s Son Is Calling For Muslims To ‘Take Revenge’ Against Americans

As a young British Muslim, this is why I’ll be wearing my poppy with pride  Not a common attitude.

Hezbollah Consolidates Its Stranglehold Over Lebanon

A Jihad Grows in Florida

Don’t Forget Middle East Madness

Another Mujahid Arrested in Spain

Finsbury Park Mosque says it was ‘unaware’ trustee is senior member of Hamas

Former British Isis jihadi claims racism while growing up in London fuelled her radicalisation  Yeah, things are SO much better where jihadis are in control.

American Islamists’ Silence on Tariq Ramadan Rape Allegations Speaks Volumes

ISIS Bride: ‘Racism’ Radicalized Me

Kabul TV station attack: At least two killed in Isis-claimed suicide bomb and gun assault in Afghanistan

Bonfire Night at the Asylum Home

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British mother jailed in Iran on spy charges threatened with longer prison sentence after Boris Johnson gaffe

British hostage Ian Squire killed in Nigeria, Foreign Office confirms

Tariq Ramadan’s Fans Insist He’s Not A Rapist: It’s The Women’s Fault. And the Jews’

Danish Minister Attacked By Migrants At Deportation Center [VIDEO]

The futility of vetting immigrants to prevent terrorism

Egyptian TV presenter who spoke about single motherhood jailed for ‘outraging public decency’

Talking to (and about) the Muslim American Society

Immigration and the Internet

My Experience with Tariq Ramadan

University Creates Religious Conduct Code Because Muslim Students Pray Too Loudly, Flood Bathrooms

US Begins First Airstrikes On ISIS In Somalia

Posted in Living with Islam. | No Comments »

Report: Roy Moore Allegedly Had Sexual Encounter With a 14-Year-Old Girl

10th November 2017

Read it.

Of course! Now that ‘sexual harassment’ has been weaponized, it must be deployed against the Real Enemy.

Posted in Whose turn is it to be the victim? | No Comments »

Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

9th November 2017

Reflections on a Year with Trump  Snowflake angst.

NYT Columnist On MSNBC: Trump A ‘Brain-Eating Disease’ Who Might Suck The Brains From Journalist Too late.

This day in media freakouts

Trump is no Republican. And if the party has any sense, it should rebel against him  Really? He’s accomplished more Republican things in one year than George W. did in eight.

Trump impeachment vote will take place by Christmas, Democrat vows  Good luck getting that by the Republican majority.

US should be kicked out of UN climate change talks because of Donald Trump, say African campaigners  You can’t fire somebody who’s already quit.

2,470 tweets and 0 major legislative achievements: A year of Trump in numbers  Not just ‘legislative achievements’ but ‘major legislative achievements’. ‘If you squint just right and look down there you can just see that he’s really not accomplished anything.’

Liberals Gather to Scream at the Sky The taste of their tears is sweet.

Alec Baldwin Calls Trump: ‘A Blind And Drunk Guy At the Controls of A Train’  No wonder Alec Baldwin can do such a good impression of him, then.

Henry Racette: Trump After One Year: As Bad As We Expected  All your anti-Trump fantasies in one tidy package.

US Media Attacks Trump For Doing The Exact Same Thing Obama Did On His First Trip To China  Your basic double standard.

USA Today Lists ‘Best’ Trump-Bashing, Obama-Gushing Jokes for NYC Veterans Benefit

Posted in Axis of Drivel. | No Comments »

Nature Finds A Way

9th November 2017

ZMan promotes reality.

One of the more frustrating things about biological realism is that most people really wish there was no such thing as biological realism. The reason ad makers keep trying to sell stuff using little girl football players or race mixing campers is they know most white people wish all that stuff was true. Those ads and their assumptions are flattering to SWPL-ville types. The studied dismissal of human biology by our ruling elite goes largely unchallenged, because the great white middle class hopes they are right about all of it.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Thought for the Day

9th November 2017

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

California City Council Is Now Entirely Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender

9th November 2017

Read it.

We need this state to secede, like, tomorrow.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

The Next iPhone X Should Be Bigger. No, Smaller!

9th November 2017

Read it.

I agree.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Why You Should NEVER Buy an Amazon Echo or Even Get Near One

9th November 2017

Read it.

The Echo has to be listening at all times in order to respond to the “Alexa” command. So the only question is whether Amazon or some friendly member of the surveillance state is recording then too.

Matches my thinking on the subject.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

‘Zombie Ant’ Brains Left Intact by Fungal Parasite

9th November 2017

Read it.

A fungal parasite that infects ants and manipulates their behavior to benefit the fungus’ reproduction accomplishes this feat without infecting the ants’ brains, according to a study led by Penn State researchers.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

Posted in Your tax dollars at work - and play. | 1 Comment »

How to Do Everything (Lifehacking Considered Harmful)

9th November 2017

Cory Doctorow is one of those people who appear to have an opinion on everything.

I was there when “lifehacking” was born. It was the 11th of February, 2004, at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, held in a giant conference hotel in San Diego. I was on the committee for ETech (as we called it) and I had lobbied hard for the inclusion of a talk called “Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks” by Danny O’Brien, a technology columnist and former standup comedian who is also a good friend (I am now godfather to his daughter, Ada). I’d watched Danny compiling his research for the talk and I knew it would be a great one.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

50 Dungeon Hobo Signs

9th November 2017

Read it.

Just in case … you know….

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

This Is How the U.S. Military Plans to Kill North Korea’s Nuclear Missiles

9th November 2017

Read it.

Don’t you feel better knowing that there’s a plan?

Posted in Your tax dollars at work - and play. | No Comments »

I Got Your Aromatic Injection Right Here

9th November 2017

Joe Bob Briggs does food.

Two weeks ago I’m in Orlando, and my colleague suggests we Uber over to Winter Park for a restaurant that gets rave reviews on the internet. I love barbecue, so yeah, The Ravenous Pig, cute name, let’s hit it.

I should have thought about it for ten seconds first. Because why is it a ravenous pig instead of a hungry pig? A name like The Hungry Pig or The Hungry Hog would imply fat slabs of pork, whereas The Ravenous Pig is a red flag indicating we’re entering the Neverland of Food Disinformation, like one of those episodes of Iron Chef where the guy with the bow tie says, “I’m impressed that the sriracha doesn’t overpower the wine-shallot reduction, but the pilaf is a bland choice.”

Been there, done that.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Border Walls Are All the Rage Worldwide Because They Work

9th November 2017

Read it.

While the Iron Curtain and Bamboo Curtain separating the USSR and Red China from the rest of the world were partially dismantled, some other 20th century barriers are still extant. And new ones are being erected all over the world at steady pace.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

8th November 2017

I haven’t spoken to my family since they elected Trump as President one year ago – I’m not ready to forgive and forget

Rogues of The Resistance: The liberal activists and conspiracy theorists who want to take down Trump

Jon Stewart perfectly summed up one year of Donald Trump in four words  You might think they would be ‘He Won, We Lost’, but you’d be wrong.

Resistance Is a Four-Letter Word: Over 60 Celebs Say ‘F*** Trump’  Of course, if 60 prominent Republicans had said ‘F*** Obama’, it would be denounced far and wide as ‘racist’, ‘divisive’, and ‘irresponsible’.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur To Journalists: ‘Everyone Needs To Tone It The F Down’ On Trump Coverage

It’s Been A Year Since Trump Won — When Are These Celebs Leavin’ The Country? [SLIDESHOW]

Posted in Axis of Drivel. | No Comments »

Let A Thousand Honkies Bloom

8th November 2017

ZMan does some poking around.

When I cruise around social media, the one thing that strikes me about the alt-right is its Yankee vibe. It is a very northern honky phenomenon. It’s also a very suburban phenomenon too. I’ve made the point for years that libertarianism was a suburban white boy ideology. Most of the guys calling themselves alt-right grew up in the suburbs and started out in life as libertarians. It’s why the alt-right has a greater focus on the JQ than the race issue or even immigration. Jews are simply more numerous in the North.

The thing with whites in the South and Appalachia is that race and heritage are the towering issues, which is not something people from Yankeedom understand. They won the Civil War and got to impose their culture on everyone else to their satisfaction. People outside of Yankeedom care deeply about preserving their culture, which is a unique subset of America. They are also far less concerned about the JQ stuff, as the only Jews they see are on television. It’s just not an issue for them.

It’s in the Midwest where the sense of alienation is strongest. Popular culture, politics, and economics are controlled by people who no longer look familiar to the average white Midwesterner.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Cornell Profs Demand Reinstatement of Drexel’s ‘White Genocide’ Professor

8th November 2017

Read it.

Scratch Drexel off of your kids’ list.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Remove ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as National Anthem, California NAACP Urges

8th November 2017

Read it.

Of course they do.

Maybe it’s time for California to secede. Then they can have Kumbaya or whatever song they want.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Europe Is Waging War on the Internal Combustion Engine

8th November 2017

Read it.

Let’s see how that works out for them. I predict that it will end badly.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Organizing Myths

8th November 2017

Severian reminds us of some inconvenient truth.

Since we’re stewed in it from birth (and because our educational system sucks), we forget just how much of a myth the social contract really is.  Read Hobbes, for instance.  As much as I love him (I consider Hobbes pretty much the only political philosopher worth reading), he’s just wrong about some fundamental ideas.  There never was a State of Nature.  Life in mankind’s dawn was nasty, poor, brutish, and short, all right, but it sure as hell wasn’t solitary — people are evolved monkeys; we have monkey firmware; monkeys have the most elaborate social structure in the animal kingdom.  If ever there were a “social contract,” it was between meta-monkey troops living in nearby caves.

Rousseau was full of shit as well. ‘Man is born free, but everywhere is in chains.’ Sorry, dude, but man is born dependent on his parents and family and universally remains subject to them until puberty if not beyond.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

‘Obamaland’ in Chicago Is Just as Crazy as You Would Think

8th November 2017

Read it.

Former President Barack Obama is facing backlash from Chicago community organizers over his plan to build a sprawling 20-acre community center in the heart of the city featuring a sledding hill, recording studio and garden.

Surely they’ve included an Endangered Species Petting Zoo?

Posted in Your tax dollars at work - and play. | No Comments »

Virginia Election

8th November 2017

I first encountered Ed Gillespie when he worked for Dick Armey, back in the day. He was a Republican Establishment apparatchik then and remains a Republican Establishment apparatchik today.

Virginia has been turning more and more blue as the Washington environs attracts more and more bureaucrats and hangers-on. The surprise here is not Gillespie losing but how close he came to winning — he barely won the primary, so the Republican party was far from unified behind him.

The DemLegHump Media will, of course, be spinning this as a ‘referendum on Trump and the Trump program’, despite the fact that Gillespie’s campaign was run by never-Trumpers from the start. Trump’s name was not on the ballot, and Gillespie’s campaign didn’t make any attempt to grasp Trump’s coat-tails, in any respect.

Nevertheless, even though this guy Northam won, all of the talk will not be about him but about Trump. That demonstrates who is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

UPDATE: REPORT: Bannon Offered To Campaign For Ed Gillespie But Was Denied

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

ABC, CBS, NBC Give Zero Coverage to Menendez Trial

8th November 2017

Read it.

Did you know that a sitting Democrat Senator is on trial for bribery and corruption.

Yeah, I know that’s not news, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing about it — since it isn’t being covered by the DemLegHump Media.

If it were a Republican Senator, of course, they’d be all over it like Obama on a golf course.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Thought for the Day

8th November 2017

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Charlotte Just Elected Its First Black Mayor

8th November 2017

Read it.

Find the ‘black woman’ in this picture:

For reference, here is a picture of an actual black woman:

Black Then | “A Black Woman Speaks” : Playwright, Film Producer, Poet, & Author, Beah Richards

Posted in Axis of Drivel. | 1 Comment »

GOP Tax Plan Would Change Who Can Afford to Get a PhD

8th November 2017

Read it.

Apparently nobody has clued in these people to the fact that there are more PhDs out there than can find jobs.

The best students, the ones who ought to be going for these degrees, will get scholarships. That’s what scholarships do. Subsidizing the worse students through easy cash lending guarantees does neither them nor the rest of us any good.

(Hint: The children are NOT ‘all above average’.)

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Professor Explores How K-12 Education ‘Can Help Kids Turn Out Queer’

8th November 2017

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

As many seem to these days…

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Warby Parker Is Using Face Mapping on the iPhone X to Provide Glasses Recommendations

8th November 2017

Read it.

We have the technology.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Air Force Academy Graffiti: Yup, it was another hate hoax.

8th November 2017

Read it.

Seems to be popular among black folk these days.

Posted in Whose turn is it to be the victim? | No Comments »

California, the Rhetoric of Illegal Immigration, and the Perils of Ignoring Thucydides’s Warning

7th November 2017

Victor Davis Hanson commits the crime of of Noticing.

The English has been clear and exact for nearly a century: illegal alien (cf. Latin alienus) was a descriptive term for any foreigner who crossed the US border without coming through customs to obtain proper legal sanction.

Illegal alien, then, was a politically neutral, exact, and descriptive term: one used by both the Supreme Court and Internal Revenue Service.

But open-borders advocates did not like the adjective and noun because they accurately emphasized both illegality and the foreignness of those arriving into the United States from another country.

What followed was a slow Orwellian devolution. Illegal alien initially was reinvented as “undocumented alien,” as if the violation became one of simply forgetting (rather than never having) one’s supposed legal documents at home. But the noun “alien” still implied arrivals were somehow separate from US citizens by virtue of their illegal resident status. So next the noun changed to immigrant, as if undocumented immigrant gave the impression that forgetful visitors had just strayed innocently across the border.

The Left is very fond of distortion-through-adjective. ‘Justice’ isn’t good enough; it has to be ‘social justice’, ‘racial justice’, ‘distributive justice’, etc. — which is to say, injustice.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Whatever Doesn’t Kill Trump Only Makes Him Stronger

7th November 2017

Victor Davis Hanson observes the phenomenon.

 

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

7th November 2017

Donald Trump is acting like a dictator by blocking critics on Twitter, law scholars say  Oh, I think that dictators do stuff more evil than blocking someone on Twitter.

It’s been one year since the US election – Donald Trump has done absolutely nothing since becoming President  Then what are you complaining about?

Former ‘Believer’ Host Reza Aslan Claims Trump Is a Cult Leader  As opposed to Obama (um…um…um) who was merely the Magic Negro.

Here Are The Top 5 Hate Crime Hoaxes Since Trump Got Elected

Trump is not invited to our next climate change summit, says France  I’m sure he’ll be devastated.

Posted in Axis of Drivel. | No Comments »

Flight Diverted After Woman Discovers Her Husband Is Cheating on Her

7th November 2017

Read it.

A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing after a female passenger found out her husband was cheating on her mid-flight, reports the Hindustan Times.

The unidentified Iranian woman reportedly used her husband’s fingerprint to unlock his phone while he was asleep, before becoming incensed by what she found on the device.

Flight attendants were unable to calm the woman as she repeatedly hit her husband, causing the pilots to make the decision to make an emergency landing in India on 5 November.

Imagine if he’d had the new iPhone X.

Posted in You can't make this stuff up. | No Comments »

Mila Kunis’ Planned Parenthood Stunt Causes Jim Beam Boycott

7th November 2017

Read it.

In an appearance on TBS’s “Conan” on Thursday, Kunis revealed that she’s been making monthly donations to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name for months. The actress’s prank on the vice president led to an immediate reaction from Pence and pro-life supporters and has now resulted in a boycott of Jim Beam, which Kunis serves as a spokeswoman for.

What goes around comes around.

Posted in Whose turn is it to be the victim? | No Comments »

Texas in the News: Barnes & Noble Kitchen

7th November 2017

Read it.

I had this morning’s post all planned and then I read the business section for the Dallas Morning News. There, on the front page, was an article that had to be addressed. Barnes & Noble is opening a new store in Plano, TX (north of Dallas). That wouldn’t normally be news except for the type of store it is. This is one of their new Barnes & Noble Kitchen stores. Yes, you read that right — B&N “Kitchen”.

Here’s the basic premise. It is still a bookstore. Kind of. This 10,000 square foot store will still sell books. However, it will be stocking 17,000 titles as opposed to the 35,000 – 50,000 titles in its other stores. There will be no music in the new “kitchen” although you will still be able to buy art supplies and journals. (There is nothing in the story about whether you will find all the other non-book items you find at most B&N stores). The big change, however, is in the “kitchen” part of this store. There will be seating for 178 diners inside and on a patio. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are considering doing a Sunday brunch as well. Let’s not forget the bar either. You will be able to order wine or locally brewed beer, among others.

They need to do something.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Hunter Gored to Death by Cornered Deer in Rare Attack

7th November 2017

Read it.

These things happen. Those horns are there for a reason.

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Democrat Leaves During Moment of Silence for TX Victims

7th November 2017

Read it.

Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, walked out of Congress’ moment of silence for the victims of the Texas church shooting on Monday.

Keepin’ it classy.

“I am heartbroken about the children and the adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday,” Lieu stated. “My colleagues have a right to do [a moment of silence] and I myself have participated in many of them.”

“I cannot do this again. I have done too many moments of silences,” he asserted. “What we need is we need action, we need to pass gun safety legislation now.”

Lieu called for a universal background check, a ban on bump stocks, and a ban on assault rifles.

Except that this shooter passed the background check (because the Air Force screwed up), didn’t use a bump stock, and actual assault rifles are controlled as automatic weapons.

Those who depend on the government for their safety wind up in the ground.

Posted in Your tax dollars at work - and play. | No Comments »

Saudi Government Insist Prince Is ‘Alive and Well’ After Claims He Was Killed In Firefight While Resisting Arrest As Part Of Kingdom’s Anti-Corruption Purge

7th November 2017

Read it.

Well, let’s see whether he shows up. That’ll tell us.

In the Good Old Days, the first thing a Turkish Sultan did on succeeding his predecessor was have all of his brothers strangled. Maybe the Saudis are adopting that practice.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Whiteness Doesn’t Cause Mass Shootings

7th November 2017

Read it.

Pushback on the explicit anti-white racism that permeates the Crustian media these days.

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Man Arrested Near White House For Threatening To ‘Kill All White Police’

7th November 2017

Read it.

Notice that there aren’t any people getting arrested for threatening to Kill All Black Police.

I wonder why that is?

Posted in Dystopia Watch | No Comments »

Thought for the Day

7th November 2017

Posted in Think about it. | No Comments »

Indiana Jones, Economist?!

7th November 2017

Alex Tubarrok fires it up.

In a stunningly original paper Gojko Barjamovic, Thomas Chaney, Kerem A. Co?ar, and Ali Hortaçsu use the gravity model of trade to infer the location of lost cities from Bronze age Assyria! The simplest gravity model makes predictions about trade flows based on the sizes of cities and the distances between them. More complicated models add costs based on geographic barriers. The authors have data from ancient texts on trade flows between all the cities, they know the locations of some of the cities, and they know the geography of the region. Using this data they can invert the gravity model and, triangulating from the known cities, find the lost cities that would best “fit” the model. In other words, by assuming the model is true the authors can predict where the lost cities should be located. To test the idea the authors pretend that some known cities are lost and amazingly the model is able to accurately rediscover those cities.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »