Joe’s Comment – The evolution of a good idea may or may not be pedantic as suggested above. Indeed, that is the joke! It is a miracle to perceive a complex problem and reduce it to a (relatively) simple solution. I only hope my attempts to make sense of the world around me are evolving in a positive reiterative manner. I could use more simple solutions.
Joe and I have some favorites from the Aretha Franklin songbook.
We were saddened to hear of her demise at the young age of 76 a week ago Thursday (Aug.16). Only a few short years from now for us……
Passionate, loud, dynamic, brassy.
Songs from and for the emotions.
She had terrible fashion sense!
A long fruitful and honorable career.
I say the “black” community could use a thousand more ambassadors like her.
Joe says humanity could use a thousand more ambassadors like her.
RIP Ms. Franklin:
And her signature song:
Bad Lip Reading
A little humor.
Joe and I watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders do a superlative job in a tough room as the White House press secretary. Most of the press is adamantly opposed to the Trump administration. The folks at Bad Lip Reading suggest this is what Sarah would like to say to the assembled mob:
Muslim “Men” and Sex
Joe and I are perplexed, even flabbergasted (flabbbbberrrrgasted!) over the silence of so-called “feminists” regarding the “Religion of Peace™” and the attitude of Islam’s male adherents about sexual activity, specifically sexual congress with non-Islamic women.
Not a constant topic in this Sunday Rant because sexuality is a private individual proclivity (alone or with consenting adult(s)). In our theoretical Libertarian world, Joe and I prefer to believe that each person can co-exist with other people without using force to reach their goals.
The latest outrage of a Muslim “man” (how can you call such low life a man?) raping a 12 year old non-Muslim girl is seen by the perpetrator as a right if not a duty condoned by his “religion” (how can you call such preposterous actions part of a religion?).
Joe and I have firm beliefs about “religion” (the activity of publicly broadcasting your commercial “spirituality” tribe by dress, action, display, ritual, etc.).
Joe says if you claim to be religious, practice your religion in your basement, in the dark, by yourself. And keep your mouth shut in public unless directly questioned. Even then, our advice is to keep your mouth shut. Your relationship with doG should be deeply spiritual, personal, and NOT a call to mob hysteria.
Words lost on the adherents of Islam we fear.
This article, titled “The Muslim Man’s Sexual “Rights” Over Non-Muslim Women“, gives multiple examples of the problem. A quote –
……”First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State:
In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her. When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion. “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to” Allah.
Yet such behavior is not limited to fanatical jihadis, who have “nothing whatsoever to do with Islam,” as most fools and liars will assure us; rather it permeates the totality of Islamic culture.”
Rather a bold statement: “it permeates the totality of Islamic culture”.
Joe and I look to the website The Religion of Peace to stay abreast of the statistics of World Jihad. As of today (Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018) the religion of peace has carried out 33,700 deadly terror attacks since 9/11. This total does NOT include sexual attacks by the shining examples of manhood who believe as the above quoted “fighter” (it takes a hell of a man to tie up a 12 year old girl and rape her in the quest to be “closer to Allah”).
In lieu of statistical totals, here is a summary of rape and adultery viewed from the Islamic perspective.
What a “religion”!
Weak, perverted, and hateful….
Joe has two things to say –
1. Modern feminism is political garbage.
2. Where the hell are the men from the non-Muslim girl victim’s culture? Why the Hell are they not tearing these Muslim assholes to pieces? I suspect the government in their culture weighs the law in favor of the poor oppressed “sexual emergency” culture of Islamic “manhood” (once again, hard to call these abusive assholes men).
No matter their race, ethnicity, species.
What would a week be without a dose of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson?
Two recent appearances we found this week. The first is with Steve Hilton, a former Cameron appointee (UK) who now has a Saturday show on Fox News. An informative and cordial conversation:
The following is from April, 2018. JBP was asked to speak at the Montreal Press Club “Freedom Award” celebration. His speech champions the necessity of free speech:
Joe and I think alike regarding fascism.
We think the European Union is already a fascist state.
We came to this conclusion by watching the European parliament through the eyes of Nigel Farage:
The most powerful country in the European Union is the former Führerland.
The people of Germany know something about the source of their demise; a childless former (unreformed) communist apparatchik, ironically named Angela, or “messenger” (Greek):
Joe says what is happening in SA is the fruit of low IQ.
I say watch your mouth, Joe. That there is “racist”!
Joe says wait a minute. Did I mention a group of people identifiable as a race, ethnicity, or endangered species? Did you know that half of humanity is below average in IQ…..
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Anyone anywhere of any race, ethnicity, or species (with half a brain) knows that farming isn’t a matter of “owning the land”.
Farming is labor intensive. Farming is high risk (weather, timing, pestilence, disease, natural disaster). Farming is expensive. Farming is 24/7.
Farming takes brains, brawn, nerve, and a capacity to absorb stress well above average (½ above, ½ below is average).
This entire story is reminiscent of ideology that punishes successful people.
The entire country of SA should be encouraged to view the movie “Idiocracy”.
Sultan of Knish has a summary of this modern tragedy unfolding.
Quotes from the article –
……”President Ramaphosa had vowed early on to seize land from white farmers without compensation. “The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate redistribution of land to black South Africans,” he had declared. And denied that such racist Communist tactics were unconstitutional. Now he’s moving to modify South Africa’s constitution.”
…..”Zimbabwe had already made great strides in improving agriculture through land seizures.
Land was stolen from the farmers who knew how to work it and handed out to politically connected thugs. Soon the former “bread basket” of Southern Africa was starving. Black groups pleaded with the white farmers to remain. Rural Zimbabwe died. Hyperinflation made the currency worthless. A trillion dollars might not be enough to buy one egg. A former food exporter was forced to rely on food aid.”
…..”1 white farmer in South Africa has been murdered every 5 days. This ethnic cleansing has been going on with the same regular clockwork as the tributes to Nelson Mandela and his even more murderous wife. The racist violence, the murders, rapes and land seizures, the chants of, “Shoot the Boer” are backed by lies about a shadow white majority somehow still ruling South Africa even after all the years of ANC rule.”
…..”Meanwhile the plight of South Africa’s white farmers continues to be ignored. The ANC genocide has been slowly unfolding for a generation with the complicity of the same leftist leaders who covered up Communist genocides in the Soviet Union, Communist China and Cambodia. But this latest legitimization of land seizures by the ANC will only encourage a further outpouring of racist attacks on white farmers. ”
…..”South Africa, like the Soviet Union and Venezuela, like Cambodia and Cuba, is not just an atrocity, it’s a cautionary tale. Ideology, more than race, connects the scattered strands of the leftist killing fields. To pretend that what happened there cannot happen here would be ignoring the lessons of history.
And a new red famine is growing where the red blood of white farmers flows into the dying earth.”
Where does this leave the good people (of all races, ethnicity, species) of South Africa?
How is this different from apartheid?
Anyone who believes that they are entitled to somebody’s property without free trading to obtain it is despicable. That would be called theft.
Dr. Jordan Peterson should book a flight to SA to educate these morons on the Pareto Effect and the sad and unfortunate role IQ plays in the lives of people. Especially, dull people.
Joe says this has very little to do with race (ethnicity, species) and a lot to do with IQ, stupidity and evil.
Here is JBP in a short extract from one of his maps of meaning lectures, talking about IQ and employment:
From the video it is evident that people are not the same.
Ergo, who in the SA government will determine which “new farmers” will “own” the farms taken from the white farmers? Will there be criteria for qualification to receive the stolen land?
Are the political class in SA ignorant of history?
They aren’t taking any farms from other “races” although white ownership of SA farmland is about 25%.
Here is another JBP clip about the Pareto Effect and how it manifests in society:
Joe says cool your jets if you think this is too simplistic.
Joe and I know and agree – life is complex and ever changing. Today’s “solution” may not be correct for tomorrow. Neil Young’s 1979 album “Rust Never Sleeps” makes the point. Life doesn’t sleep either. Life for the most part is unconscious rampant evolutionary chaos, only restrained by the limits encountered and explored by the mindless brilliance of the recombinant DNA invention, and DNA’s microscopic tools and process team mates.
Complexity is the hallmark of life.
Humanity is another hockey sock of wet cats altogether.
We humans claim “consciousness”, and an endless litany of “rationality” separates us from the rest of life.
Joe and I aren’t entirely convinced.
The 20th Century proved that fact.
With millions and millions of corpses dead at the hands of others.
Against their will.
This was accomplished in the name of equality, for the sake of humanity.
“Equal outcome” over equal opportunity is the road to Hell.
And taking farms away from farmers to give the land to whomever is more than a step toward Hell, it is a sprint.
Shitting and pissing in the street is legal, but possession of a drinking straw is illegal?
WTF is up with the Sicky on the Bay…..
Sultan Knish writes “San Francisco Bans Everything“. The article introduces the reader to the outrageous Orwellian dichotomy extant in Gayville: what is allowed is topsy-turvy to common sense, and what is condemned is illogical, irrelevant, harmless, but politically supported. From the article –
“Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay.
Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald’s Happy Meal.
If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon.
North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it’s banning tour buses from visiting) has reacted to the collapse of living conditions and fleeing tourists by banning everything.
Everything except the behavior that’s making San Francisco unlivable.”
The author and creator of the Sultan Knish website, Daniel Greenfield, makes the case that San Francisco is North Korea with a tech industry –
…..”None of this would be possible without the tech industry that the city is trying to alienate. And if North Korea with a tech industry loses the dot com firms that feed its tax base, it’ll just be North Korea.
And it’s working hard to make that happen.
Another brilliant ban from the board brains would outlaw new workplace cafeterias.
“You can’t have an industrial kitchen in your office building,” declared Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who along with Supervisor Ahsha Safai, was one of the geniuses behind the idea.”
A well written, cheeky critique of progressive political ruination of a city.
Not to be outdone or ignored, Paris has already set an incredibly high bar for low life:
Joe says this problem has come to the West thanks to the Progressive agenda rolling out in every city, town, and village influenced by an intellectual or political elite.
The best way to fight back has been known for a long, long time. An informed and virtuous citizenry is essential.
Where oh where is the public education on these matters?
Controlled by the Progressives……
Joe and I have been following Greg Gutfeld since the early days of “Red Eye”, a Fox News program that ran from 2007 – 2015 (Gutfeld as host) and 2015 – 2017 (Tom Shillue host). Gutfeld created and hosted the best of Red Eye.
He now hosts the Greg Gutfield Show (Saturday, Fox News) and is a founding member of “The Five”, another Fox News daily show. Nick Gillespie interviews Mr. Gutfeld for Reason magazine:
We received our August natural gas bill from Fortis this week.
Summer behaviour is different. Take a gander –
The total cost of gas was $2.63 CDN.
The total charge was $26.92 CDN.
The fucking CARBON TAX was more than the cost of gas!!!
The actual gas purchased was less than 10% of the charge.
Our bum is getting sore.
The relentless pressure for more taxation (with less rationality for the tax) is a ratchet with no relief.
Joe wonders if Vaseline™ is a legitimate tax write-off.
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
The third part of the “History of Western Philosophy” documentary rounds out this week’s rant. Nice summary:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
The weather this week in Vernon was a continuation of Smokey Robbing Summer (an attempt at a joke):
By now most everyone has been affected by the constant inhalation of smoke, 24/7, without reprieve.
I have seen people in town walking around with breathing masks.
Joe and I feel a low level of irritation with breathing and eye sensitivity.
But the tracks of OUR tears are for the lost summer.
One more we’ll never get back.
Today, Sunday, the rain started to fall.
Baby the rain must fall:
Joe and I thank doG we are on a carnivore diet.
We are approaching lean and mean from the fat side.
The lean mean us won’t be so whiny about the weather.
Joe (mummified) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez sees through the smoke (and mirrors) –