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:

Fighting Forces In Libya: July 2017 | Critical Threats

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.

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.

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.

29 comments

  1. Most spiders I find in the house are either left alone or given safe passage to the garden. The only exception are brown recluses. We have a strict “kill on sight” policy.

  2. In actual news:

    Scott Pruitt: maybe the most opulent spender in washington’s Appointee history. Trumpalos seem to give zero fucks because, well, it’s inconvenient.

    Kanye West: well, it’s a bit ironic how a guy went from vilified by the republicucks to folk hero for posting a picture of himself in a shitty red trucker hat. There’s some real depth of the modern conservative movement for you right there.

    There’s not one word from the fat orange cuck or any of his bootlicking toadies about an actual hero, James Shaw Jr. I never really expected it from the president and party that showers white nationalists with praise, but the Kanye thing seems like an odd and vacuous hero to champion by comparison.

    Oh well. I guess we now know the true party of celebrity worship and allowing celebrities in political debates. I remember when fox told celebrities they shouldn’t have political opinions, but I guess it’s just they shouldn’t have had their own political opinions.

    Oh, and don’t look now but Kanye has posted Emma Gonzales in his timeline with the caption “my hero.” Lmao I guess the honeymoon is over.

    Cohen: he got his stay because otero believed his petition that he’s going to take the fifth in his criminal trial. Ouch! I wonder if Rosenstein told trump that he can go from person of interest to target in less than a day?

    Macron knows trump is an idiot with a penchant to be gamed by flattery. He’s just crooning the orange cuck to use all our missiles in Syria so France doesn’t have to.

    As a side note, macron’s wife is dishing on Melania and boy does that say a lot! Can’t wait until she has to hear about McDougal and Daniels fucking her husband while she was pregnant at home. Yowza!

  3. Oh, and I almost forgot! Red State had a big shit canning of all it’s writing staff. They fired everyone of their staff writers that were trump critics, including one of the site’s founders, Erik erricson.

    You can’t make that shit up if you tried. Haha!

  4. I remember when fox told celebrities they shouldn’t have political opinions, but I guess it’s just they shouldn’t have had their own political opinions.

    Nobody has ever said that celebrities can’t have their own political opinions.

    What West said is only interesting because he’s the first black rapper I’m aware of who has bluntly said that he supports Trump and doesn’t care how hard the Social Justice Lynch Mob comes after him. It’s really enlightening how the white, Trump-hating liberals are so furious about a black man making up his own mind about something and suggesting that others should do the same.

    There’s not one word from the fat orange cuck or any of his bootlicking toadies about an actual hero, James Shaw Jr.

    Not that you’d care, but yes, the White House has praised him.

    https://twitter.com/VP/status/989631727722225666

    Oh, and don’t look now but Kanye has posted Emma Gonzales in his timeline with the caption “my hero.” Lmao I guess the honeymoon is over.

    And she didn’t acknowledge West’s tweet. She is obviously racist against blacks by your standard.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/04/29/kanye-west-posts-tribute-to-parkland-student-emma-gonzalez-who-instead-thanks-waffle-house-hero.html

    I wonder if Rosenstein told trump that he can go from person of interest to target in less than a day?

    The presumptive certainty that NeverTrumpers hold that Trump is already guilty of crimes that didn’t even exist is what has made their 15 month nervous breakdown so delicious to watch. And why it will remain so.

    Rosenstein isn’t going to touch Trump.

    Macron knows trump is an idiot with a penchant to be gamed by flattery. He’s just crooning the orange cuck to use all our missiles in Syria so France doesn’t have to.

    Finally. That’s basically correct. Syria is a problem for France. Not the US.

    Red State had a big shit canning of all it’s writing staff. They fired everyone of their staff writers that were trump critics, including one of the site’s founders, Erik erricson.

    It’s a dying site. Ace had a great take on the whole situation: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=375026

    So then you’ve got a bunch of alleged TruCons who are being very snarky, denigrating, condescending, and antagonistic to those conservatives holding to the idea that one should support, you know, day-to-day conservative maneuverings and hope for victories.

    And now what’s the audience down to? You can either write in such a careful and emotionless way that you aren’t read as snarking at your intraparty rivals — but that would probably result in a dry and overly-milquetoast blog, with few readers.

    Or you can write the blog in the typical (lazy) way of just busting chops and slinging #HotTake zingers at your intraparty rivals — thus driving them away. (That happened here at this blog, too, as long time readers, on the NeverTrump side of things, felt insulted and denigrated by my own cheap zingers. I wish I could get some of them back — I miss a lot of them.)

    Again, in that case too: Audience dwindles. And given that Trump has the support of something like 85% of the GOP, there’s not a lot of audience a pro-conservative-but-anti-Trump blog can afford to alienate.

    This post was interesting to me, because it’s the same sort of thing I wonder about with RVS. Can we exist as a multi-point of view blog? Sure, Could we ever thrive with tens of thousands of daily readers? Probably not. Salem is effectively giving up on that idea and choosing what Red State is to be.

  5. I think i had some bad Sushi last night before watching Infinity war. Thank god it didn’t kick in until i got home.

    Yeah that Whole Handys thing with Macron was , weird. You have them yucking it up together then later Macron, rip into Trump over global warming while addressing congress…

    as for the WHCD, wow, it seems that the left cant do classy humor anymore,it has to be vile nasty and mean. and here i been told that they are the better people, given just how bad and nasty trump is.

  6. Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, wow he realy must have pissed someone off, he went from be a widely respected officer that served, what 3 presidents, with out issue, to a drunken womanizing, pill dropping nutjob, all in the span of a nomination….

  7. Lol, how you play a complete and utter arsehole “respectfully”? Baldwin struggles to parody Trump because he’s almost beyond parody.

  8. Baldwin struggles to parody Trump because he’s almost beyond parody.

    You can think Trump is purely evil and still make him funny. Mel Brooks could parody the KKK, Hitler, or anybody else. Monty Python could make horrible things like crucifixion and the Spanish Inquisition funny.

    Simply spewing hate isn’t comedy. The entertainment industry, the late night comedy shows in particular, no longer care about being funny. They see it as their mission to shape public opinion and they really don’t care if the public has stopped watching because they aren’t funny.

    You’ve bought into the caricature of what Trump is based on the parodies from people who have no interest in understanding him well enough to get why certain things are funny. It’s like how millions of liberals still think Sarah Palin really said she could see Russia from her home. They believe the attacks and can’t tell reality from parody anymore because the “entertainers” providing it have no interest in it.

    That’s what goes to Schneider’s point.

    I think Trump is funnier on purpose when he wants to be than Alec Baldwin even knows how to be, truth be told.

  9. Not a good precedent IMO:
    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/foreigner-to-be-first-person-charged-under-malaysias-new-anti-fake-news-law

    Gangstas be hatin’ on that free speech thang yo:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/04/30/snoop-doggs-cousin-issues-crip-alert-kanye-tells-gangsters-fck-kanye-up/

    Future Darwin award winner?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/30/man-sues-rescuers-saved-drowning/

    The Iran thing, that’s a big f*cking deal, as Joe Biden might say. It shows Team Obama got nothing out of all that bribe money, er, aid, they gave them. But what happens next?

  10. Sums this up perfectly.

    Andrew Klavan had a good write-up on Hank Azaria. Totally worth it just for this part:

    https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/the-little-tragedy-of-hank-azaria/

    This week, Donald Trump ended the Korean War. Kanye West gave us a lesson in political realism and courage. “America’s Dad” was convicted of being a serial rapist. And the United Kingdom celebrated the birth of a royal child while decreeing the death of a commoner’s child, causing me to say a little prayer of thanks to the farmers of Lexington-Concord.

  11. You’ve bought into the caricature of what Trump is based on the parodies from people who have no interest in understanding him well enough to get why certain things are funny.

    Ah, nope, directly by what he says and does (and has in the past). No caricatures are needed. No idea what you’ve bought into, or why.

  12. I would warn everybody who’s hitching their wagons to the Kanye West crazy train….

    Yeah, I’ve seen a few conservatives warning about this too. Funny thing is that West is doing now what Trump has been doing since 2011.

  13. Ah, life in the American Midwest during storm season.

    We’re in a tornado watch with massive thunderstorms coming in. Including tornado warnings just to the southwest. Damn glad I cleaned up the basement. Probably be spending an hour or so in there tonight!

  14. Funny thing is that West is doing now what Trump has been doing since 2011.

    55% Trump, 45% Charlie Sheen.

    We’re in a tornado watch with massive thunderstorms coming in. Including tornado warnings just to the southwest. Damn glad I cleaned up the basement. Probably be spending an hour or so in there tonight!

    Be careful…… :-/

  15. Be careful…… :-/

    Looks like the major activity is a ways away and will pass us by. We’ve still got some good thunder and lightning going. Not too bad. It sucks because we can hear the sirens going off from a few miles away. We’re unaffected, but good luck sleeping with that noise.

    Worst part is dealing with the kids. We do home tornado drills every year so I can get them prepared, but Thrilla still utterly loses her shit when the real thing is going on no matter how much we rehearse. Thrill Jr gets, like, Dragon Energy from storms and won’t sleep when they’re at night.

  16. Thrill Jr gets, like, Dragon Energy from storms and won’t sleep when they’re at night.

    Racing through his Tiger Blood…..

  17. Stay safe WG!

    Thrill Jr gets, like, Dragon Energy from storms and won’t sleep when they’re at night.

    My youngest gets that way when we’re on the road and in a hotel. Sge gers so damn excited. NO ONE gets to sleep until she’s fully drained of her energy.

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