Wednesday, June 20, 2018

dumbdown update

Inadvertently exposed yesterday to tv news and what must be called astounding stupidness. A ten minute bit on some new invention we can buy that might keep “skimmers” from stealing our souls through credit cards at the gas pump. Never once was a foolproof ancient invention acknowledged called “cash.”
Here's the interesting part: the very presence of this indicates evidence that this simple solution to the threat never will occur to a pretty decent chunk of their audience. They'll just line up to buy the new gadget.

Modern man. You gotta love 'im.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

been noticing proponents of the second amendment don't seem to care much for the first.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Old timer in Ormond Beach telling me about how things usta be. Apparently there's quite a lot of that.  Honey bees getting replaced by the usta bees.  Helluva thing.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

People can say what they want but there is no solid American foreign policy beyond “Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.” The government always justifies its mass murders – threat to manifest destiny, threat to the American people, spread of some form of taxation not democracy, saving foreigners from their own evil dictator or religion, the end justifies the means, etc.

Sure the government executes on a far grander scale but “Why, I'm thinking, shouldn't school shootings by individuals be similarly justified?” After all, as the government has shown us, every cloud has a silver lining.

Of course it would be impractical for a school killer to build his case ahead of time to make more palatable the deed as the government has the luxury of doing, but a standing reusable list comes to mind. It could be displayed prominently behind talking heads relating the current tragedy or as a sidebar to newspaper accounts, to help the informed understand it wasn't all for nothing. On the radio news it might be read off at the close of coverage like a rapid-fire disclaimer:

Suggested justifications for school shootings:

/ Some of the dead probably would have grown up to be senators, congressmen or county commissioners.

/ Some may have joined the NRA.

/ Somebody there may have cured cancer, thereby hurting the economy.

/ The planet is overpopulated and our habitat's getting unbalanced. Let's face it – deforestation must be countered by dehumanization.

/ On a planet degraded by greedy white people, they didn't have much to live for anyway.

/ They remind us, in yet another form, that the value of human life runs counter to the value of money.

/ They show  how dangerous education can be.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Real women don't watch their trunk lids close.