Projection, blindness, whatever.

A good friend — a brother, somewhat New Age-y, and I suspect more to the left than to the right when it comes to politics — posted this on Facebook.

AdmonishmentToProgressivesAnd my first thought — my VERY FIRST thought — was, “Gee, too bad progressives don’t apply that to their own daft ideas on gun control, immigration, foreign affairs, job creation, and the economy in general.”

I kept it to myself and posted it here instead.  Peace in the house, and all that.  But all these proggies who post such things and don’t see the hypocrisy involved really need to look up Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.

I feel discriminated against.

Booking a room at a hotel, doesn’t matter where or what chain, and happened to see this special offer:

Rate Details GO OUT

So where is my straight traveler special offer where I get 2 welcome drinks, free premium wifi, 2PM checkout, and a year’s subscription to a magazine?

I am outraged, I tell you, outraged.


Seen on Facebook, regarding the fugitive from Kentucky who managed to get cornered by police and shot himself near Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis:

This is getting ridiculous! Perry Meridian’s in such a safe area, it’s stupid!


They could have chased him down a completely different street and he might have stopped at a CVS or a church.  I doubt he had any plan at all short of “Gotta get away from the cops!”

Anyway:  Idiot.  There are no safe areas.  There are only areas that are less dangerous than others.

Maybe we should empower would-be victims, instead.

Dumbass in Chief opens mouth, sounds pretending to be intelligent words come out.

Barack Obama: President Calls for Gun Safety Laws in Speech About Oregon College Shooting

“It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun,” Obama said after 10 people were killed in the shooting at Umpqua Community College.

There are only two ways the foul left-wing murderering son of a bitch could have obtained a gun:

  1. Legally.
  2. Illegally.

My bet is on #2, in which case he’d already committed a crime before he ever set foot on campus.  But if it was #1, he went through the standard BATFE background check just like everyone else.  (With whatever lesson can be drawn from that.)

The fact of the matter is that it is ALREADY hard for ANYONE to LEGALLY get their hands on a gun, short of inheriting one, I suppose.  I’m not even sure you can legally give one as a gift anymore, since that would smell like a straw purchase.

The other point to be made is that if there had been even only one single person legally carrying a concealed weapon in that classroom, we wouldn’t be mourning all those victims today.

But Tam and Bobbi have covered this ground better than I.  Go read.

Whenever Zero channels Alinsky

I just quote Glenn Reynolds, post-Newtown:

When people say things like “don’t let this moment pass without acting on gun control,” what they’re really saying is our arguments are so unpersuasive that they can only succeed when people aren’t thinking clearly.

I mean, yes, sorry for the people who died in Oregon yesterday at the hands of (probably) a leftist with a gun violating the law (or at least local preference) by carrying said gun into a “gun-free zone” (AKA a “victim-rich zone”).  As is often the case, Tam bores right in to the crux of the matter.

Fewer guns won’t solve the problem.  When entering the lair of the predator, be armed or be food.  Expect more banquets so long as the Left continues to pretend to misunderstand this.

Yes, feminists, we do have a right to be crude, rude, and socially unacceptable.

Anyone who can’t at least snicker at this ad is a fucking unAmerican asshole.


Get the fuck over it, feminists.

Call me old-fashioned

but it seems to me that the problems described in this article regarding Amazon Echo and the Web of Things are due primarily to poor engineering.  Can someone please tell me why in the world one would ever own a home automation device that was nearly 100% reliant on an Internet connection for control of, say, local lighting?  Wouldn’t you think that function would best be handled by a local controller that used the network for backup and other things (like telling the grocery that your web-connected refrigerator was running low on milk and butter)?

It is sheer insanity to think that control of local appliances should depend solely on remote data.  I get that the idea is that you can turn your lights on and control your furnace or air conditioner from your phone, even if you’re on vacation in Tahiti and your home is in New York.  But it seems like the Echo system has one major missing component:  The local control unit that operates as a bridge between local and remote data, and continues to work locally even if the network goes down.

This is, by the way, why I scoff at the cloud data concept.  Just when you really, absolutely, must access the data up in the cloud is precisely when the Internet will go down for two hours (or a day, or a week) and you’ll be boned.

Article link is h/t Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor.

Apology accepted. Now go and learn.

WGN-TV News issued an apology to viewers Wednesday after the station ran an image of a Nazi symbol while reporting a story about Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

As anchor Tom Negovan reported the story Tuesday night about the holiday, which began at sundown, the image projected behind him was of a yellow star patch that Nazis forced Jews to wear in Germany.

I want to make it clear that I believe this was an accident.

An accident brought on by an educational system that no longer has time for the 15 million death-camp victims of Hitler’s Germany.

I do not blame WGN. I blame teachers, school administrators, teachers’ unions, school boards, and everyone in the educational system going all the way up to the Department of Education in Washington.

It seems to be more important today to teach children how to be good little dhimmis or to celebrate cultures and peoples that want nothing more than to destroy America than it is to teach the horrors of the Shoah.

“Never Again!” has somehow morphed into “Say What?”

I remember. I will not forget. And I will never stop speaking out against the evil that faces this country.

Abbot Arnaud-Amaury must have worked in tech support.

Customer (a major East Coast university) wrote in Friday complaining about an XSS exploit in our web component.

Yeah, we fix those.  But not in copies of our software dating from 1999.  Pay your maintenance and upgrade, morons!

That day.


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