I’m keeping busy this weekend with a major reorganization of the basement. In addition to all of my useless crap downstairs, here’s some of the news from the week I’d like to dredge up for discussion. Sorry to say I’m pretty tired already, so I’ll keep this post brief.
First up is Macron’s visit with Trump. Can we all agree that this was weird?
I was going to write a post about the weirdness of all the hand-holding, but then the Kanye West weirdness eclipsed it. What I won’t let slide is that Macron’s worldview is problematic to me.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he will call for continued U.S. intervention in Syria before a joint session of Congress this week.
“I will advocate for multilateralism,” Macron said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.“
Yeah, no. The last time we let the French talk us into joining in on an idiotic Arab Civil War, this happened:
Trump and Macron can play ring-around-the-rosie all day long, for all I care, as long as Trump gives him a firm absolument pas with regard to any nation-building or regime change in Middle Eastern countries. Those days are over.
Oh, yeah, regarding Kanye: here’s a perfect job for him.
Jim Acosta: Why hasn’t the President commented on the recent —
Comm Director West: Imma let you finish but yo, Jim, you need to shut the f*** up. You’re operating on an outdated consciousness, we’re transcending the past, Truth is my gym. Next question. pic.twitter.com/YWNmLs4Crh
— Mattis Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) April 25, 2018
Michael Harriot from The Root, who has not yet embraced Kanye’s “love everybody” thing, read that Science reveals that white people hate living around anyone but other white people.
Kye found that middle-class whites were more likely than whites in poor neighborhoods to leave a neighborhood once minorities moved in. And despite what many believe, their fear of being infected with melanin wasn’t limited to that of blacks. Kye found that Hispanics and Asians moving into mostly white suburbs produced white flight at similar levels to that resulting from black people moving into the Caucasian hoods.
I have an observation and a question on this part. The observation is that most people like having neighbors that speak and look like they do. It’s as true of blacks as anyone else. A phenomenon I have personally witnessed in my city is that Hispanics eventually drive blacks out. It even happened in Compton, California. The blacks chased out the whites and then the Hispanics in turn overran them.
My question on this was that for when white flight occurs because “Asians” move in, are we talking like Japanese or Vietnamese people moving in or is it Arabs and Pakistanis? Just curious.
And finally, one of my favorite shows is ending after its third season. Sorry to see it go, but Ash vs Evil Dead had a great run.
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 23, 2018
I suppose this will be the last Halloween I dress as Ash at the annual costume party. Anybody need a toy chainsaw?
That’s all I have for now. If you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to work in the nether regions of the house. God willing, I don’t get my hand anywhere near an annoyed brown recluse.