Those two black girls get the idea in their heads to make a nuisance of themselves in the street and I’m supposed to feel guilty about it. Frankly, Glenn Reynolds was right. Let’s have a few motorists drive over these people and then we can talk about feeling guilty. Let’s have the cops unleash the dogs and water cannon on these rioters and then talk to me about feeling guilty. I’ll be happy to feel guilty as long as the streets are clear.If the people behind "Black Lives Matter" get their way, the result will be horriffic and totalitarian--and they won't like it, because they will lose.
I’ve simply had enough. I’m all blacked out. I’m tired of the blame shifting and excuse making. I’m tired of seeing people, who know better, lying to me on TV. Those rich sportsball talkers ain’t living in my neighborhood. They are as far away from the Black Lives Matter types as possible. They live in gated communities with the honkies. Their honky cohorts on TV are not even driving through my neighborhood. They are despicable hypocrites, who deliberately say things on television that make our lives worse.
Black America does not have a race problem. It ain’t honkies robbing, looting and killing in the ghetto. They don’t have a cop problem. The cops shoot fewer black offenders than white offenders. They don’t have a gun problem either. Black America has a black guy problem. They have far too many black guys robbing, looting and killing, almost always doing so at the expense of blacks. They won’t let me fix that problem, so stop demanding I feel bad about it. I’m done. I’m all blacked out.
The people pushing the riots are the elites, and the elites don't give a rat's ass what happens to poor blacks. Once the riots have served their purpose they will be put down, with water cannons and vicious dogs--and machine guns, if necessary.
It's even worse if the riots are not stopped, because then what you're looking at is--sooner or later, when enough white people reach the point that theZman has--is a full-on race war, which blacks will lose because they're not going to be able to organize well enough. (Compare New Orleans after Katrina in 2005 with white Louisiana after the flooding in 2016. One was a cesspit of looting and crime. Another was so successfully self-managed that the state government had to make the self help illegal lest people realize how parasitic government is.)
The biggest problem here--the riots in Charlotte--is that these are not protests, yet our news media insist on portraying them as such. A political protest does not--should not--include arson, looting, terrorizing and murdering citizens, shutting down highways, or anything of the sort. The mainstream media carefully minimize all the crime being perpetrated at these "mostly peaceful protests".
Only they're not the gatekeepers they once were. Word gets around. And people are getting fed up with it.
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My wife thought the video in this was from Saturday Night Live.
I went to that page specifically to see the video, because I've been hearing about it; and when I watched it, that was my first reaction: "No, this isn't real, this is SNL or some kind of parody."
Then I realized it was real.
My God how awful can she be when a video made for her supporters comes off sounding like it was a parody of her campaign?
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Clinton takes black vote for granted. Of course she does. How have blacks voted since 1964? Hint: not Republican.
Quoth LBJ: "I'll have those n[black people]rs voting Democrat for the next 200 years."
Why would the Democrat party worry about the black vote? It's obviously bought and paid for, and blacks reliably vote Democrat in every election. So, yeah, go ahead and take umbrage at the fact that Hillary Clinton isn't promising you more goodies. What are you going to do about it? Vote Trump?
If there was even a shadow of a possibility of the merest probability that blacks might vote GOP in large numbers--if the Democrats ever had to worry about that--then it is not impossible that the Democrat party wouldn't take the black vote for granted. But until and unless blacks start leaving the Democrat plantation, en masse, black politicians like the former governor of Virgina, Douglas Wilder, can continue to expect to be taken for granted.
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Headline: "Some developers dropping Oculus support to protest founder’s politics".
Did you even need to read the article to know why. Question written as a statement because the answer is obvious: it is very, very seldom that right-wing people quit things in protest. Nearly all the time, when someone says, "We're not going to support X!" it's because someone involved in X is anti-Democrat.
It's tiresome and boring.
Equally tiresome is the quoted cliche ending the article: "Do not let bigotry, white supremacy, hate, and fear win."
Democrats are doing their damnedest to paint Trump with this brush, because it's all they have. I've seen several examples of it, even to seeing a Hillary ad which tries to portray Trump as "too extreme for Republicans" by trotting out quotes from a bunch of RINOs. But they always say this, one way or another, about every Republican. This is the first time it's been so blatant, but it's blatant because it has stopped working.
Shit--all Trump has to do to counter that is play the clip of Hillary from above.
Looked at a comparison of Trump's campaign spending versus Hillary's? She's spending money like government and he's spending money like business and he's even or ahead of her in most places.
As for the Oculus support? It's useful that the SJW-converged game companies are self-identifying themselves so clearly. I know whose games to stay away from, because I expect their games wouldn't be any damned good.
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Why does an acne cream cost $241 for sixty grams? Well, I guess it doesn't, now, as its price is $9,561. There have been no changes to the formula; the only difference now is the price tag. It's an antibiotic ointment the FDA has labed "possibly effective" and it contains no exotic or expensive ingredients, or even anything that's currently under patent.
If Trump were to become President and do nothing other than rein in the FDA and the idiotic policies that enable this kind of horseshit, he would be doing more for the American people than any President since God alone knows when.
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Believe me, people know we're in a depression. The only people who don't know we're in a depression are the people in the top 5% of wage earners in this country. Those people are doing just fine.
The rest of us? Not so good.
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I agree with my Dad. He once said the best thing we could do was to have the Marines saw California off the United States and sink it in the Pacific.
Look: I don't give a rat's ass how much you dislike dirty things like power generation. If you want to have electricity, you have to have the plants that generate it, and solar and wind power are shitty sources of power for a modern industrialized civilization.
As long as California insists on this eco-luddite horseshit, we should let them wallow in it--including all the brownouts and other inconveniences that come with it. Like Denninger says, open the knife switches at the state borders and don't close 'em again until California starts producing enough power for its own damned self.
Why is it everyone else's responsibility to keep California afloat?
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As for me: today's task is taking care of my wife.
I'd been at work for about an hour and a half yesterday when I took time to hit the can, and there was a flurry of text messages and a couple of voice mails, the gist of which was that my wife had gone to the ER because of her foot, which has been hurting rather badly the past few days.
I told my boss I was leaving, and why, and went. We didn't get home until 7:30 PM, and she was in no shape to drive, so we had to leave her car there; I'm going to have to go get it sooner or later. Anyway I stayed home today, because there's no way I'm going to be out of the house for an entire workday when my wife can't walk more than one or two steps without screeching in pain.
As usual the docs didn't find anything obvious wrong, and prescribed antibiotics (cephalexin, again) thinking it's some kind of infection. The nurse suggested a gluten-free diet. Regardless, it stinks, and there's approximately dick-all we can do about it. Argh etc.