August 08, 2018

On the Spectrum of Lothsomeness

Alex Jones is a jerk, a creep, a lunatic, deeply offensive, societally corrosive, and an affront to all decency. 

He also, to the best of my knowledge, is not advocating anyone get banned for saying things that he finds disgracious to his demented world view.

This makes him vastly less loathsome to me than the people who advocate de-platforming him, and somewhat less loathsome than those who think that this is 'not the hill to dies on' .


More in depth thoughts on this here, here, and here. A less current but more succinct take on this issue has been making the rounds as well.


UPDATE:
Oh good Lord!

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August 02, 2018

In Partial Compensation for the Limited Blogging



Art by Potato (NSFW Patreon page is here

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Never Rains

Yesterday morning I received word that my folks had just gotten back from the hospital. My dad had been working on an outboard motor and got his hand caught in it. 


Last night my mom fell down the stairs and broke her arm. Both are in their 70s. 

I'll be leaving here in a few minutes. There are no computers down there and blogging from the Blackberry is quite difficult so we'll be off-line for a bit. 

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August 01, 2018

Well, this is Interesting

Calexit, the campaign to have California secede from the U.S.A. and build utopia unfettered by the likes of U.S. has added a new dimension to their proposal. 


The idea is to give all the federally owned land in the state to the Native Americans.



If one were to commit the disgraciousness of comparing that map to the actual federal land in California one might note some discrepancies...

..and in so doing reveal oneself to a troublemaker.

A good swath of the federal lands are not actually included, but they hardly count because they are prime coastal real estate or associated with Tony zip codes. A fair ammount of the federal lands are actually overseen by BLM which is not always the actual owner. Instead a good bit of that land is privately owned but tightly regulated. Finally there is a good deal of land in the allotted area that is NOT federally owned or administered. 

Fear not my Jacobin friends, those areas voted for Trump.  
Because their's no greater expression of charity than forcing other people to sacrifice. 

I do note that the Native American country would be almost landlocked and its only access to the sea would be Crescent City and possibly Eureka, neither capable of handling deep draft vessels. 
 

UPDATE: Oh look! It's up already.

The money quote is at the 04:50 mark. 

 

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The Video is So-So, but the Cover Actually Works

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