April 21st, 2015

#4682: I need to resurrect the old Hillary Clinton facts.

Like Chuck Norris facts, but different.

...such as the fact that Hillary Clinton can't cry. When she needs to simulate tears, she clenches her jaw until brain juice seeps past her eyeballs.

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"Stalin Lite" is what Hillary calls her homebrew lager.

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I woke up at 3 AM, wide awake and unable to sleep. Thanks to Chizumatic I found a manga site which is probably less likely to crap up my computer with malware, so I spent a couple hours reaquainting myself with Yandere Kanojo.

Such a stimulating life I lead.

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Dinner last night was catfish--Mrs. Fungus had the idea and bought the ingredients, knowing full well that I could execute such a meal. I coated the catfish with Zataran's FISH BAKE (actual name of product) and it ended up being the best catfish I ever tasted.

I ate too much.

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Ended up having to turn the heat back on. I'd set the thermostat at 65° for a couple of weeks, but over the past couple of days it's just been so chilly it feels like a meat locker inside the bunker unless I have the thermostat set at its winter setting.

The current outside temp is 38°, so it's not terribly surprising. The tulips shut Sunday night and stayed closed Monday; we'll see if they open again today, or what.

Well, it's April, not June. WTF.

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Haganai Next ep 8 had a moment in it that made me laugh out loud. Yozora and what's-his-face go to see a movie, only it turns out to have an explicit love scene in it, and her horrified expression was perfect.

There are only a few eps left in this one. Sob, snort.

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I have no idea what I'm still doing out of bed. I suppose I ought to remedy this tragic situation.

#4683: Thick irony!

This is so. 10 things that we're "grateful" for. I'll blockquote numbers 1 and 2 from the blockquote in the post:
1. I'm grateful that our choice of president has been reduced to two equally detestable dynasties or their proxies. This greatly simplifies the process of selecting a warmongering figurehead for the Empire and its bankers.

2. I'm grateful that I can watch a full spectrum of entertainment, ranging from depraved to dreadfully unfunny on any device at anytime. This white noise helps block out any troubling clarity of thought or urge to ask what I might feel if I wasn't constantly distracted.
Yep, nothing like being able to sit down to a fresh episode of #TOTALLY_NOT_FUNNY_SITCOM after casting your vote to decide whether it'll be Bush or Clinton for the next four years. What's not to love?

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Don't be late for the interview, and don't dress like an idiot for it. If she'd worn a black skirt instead of bright red, her outfit likely would not have been an issue. In all probability the fact that she was late for the thing had more effect on the company's decision not to hire her than her outfit. Considering that she's self-identifies as SJW, I cannot really trust what she says, because SJWs lie about everything (other than being SJW, that is.).

Short form: sure, you're a special snowflake, but all snowflakes do is fall to the ground and melt. Get used to it.

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So today it's really windy, and chilly--at noon it hasn't reached 50 yet--and my body aches with fatigue today. It's warm enough that the tulips have grudgingly opened partway, but it seems like the chill has permeated everything. I don't know what to think about all this.

Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same. *sigh*

#4684: So, what DO you do?

People fleeing shitholes die en masse. Of course the headline sets the tone: "Why Europe Lets People Drown". The meany-mean-heads in Brussels are just evil jerks, right?

Not really.

See, it's not Europe's responsibility to see to the safety and welfare of foreigners attempting to come to Europe, particularly when they're doing so in boats which are loaded far beyond their capacity. Karl Denninger has an example, eight hundred people aboard a 65-foot vessel--there's no way in hell a boat that size can safely carry eight hundred people.

Here's the thing: no nation (or bloc thereof) can support unlimited immigration. Allowing anyone in who can manage to safely arrive within your borders is a sure route to economic suicide, because those people will not come with anything and you will have to support them while they get on their feet...if they bother.

If they don't bother, they'll sponge off your welfare system ad infinitum. Regardless, they represent a drain on your economy, and it takes decades for refugee populations to produce more than they consume.

The situation presents any government with a moral quandary, and the only real way to keep this kind of thing from happening is to make sure it's known throughout the world that if you come here, you will be sent back. You establish channels for immigration and you also make sure that people know they can apply for an immigrant visa at any of your consulates, but if they don't have that visa when they come, they get sent back immediately.

The only good way to keep migrants from drowning in perilously overloaded boats is to makre sure they understand there is no point in getting into that boat in the first place. Is that heartless? It can be. Is it draconion? Perhaps. But if you're worried about people from third world countries dying by the thousands in the middle of the ocean, there's not much else you can do.