Month: January 2017

Wednesday

Sports

Finally! Other people, even those who identify themselves as “mainstream,” are beginning to excoriate ESPN for its relentless and radical leftwing politics:

It’s like ESPN has a death wish. At some point in the past two years, commencing with the Caitlyn Jenner ESPY, a network that once existed just for sports became yet another arm of liberal left wing propaganda.

And it’s not just me saying it either.

I’m actually speaking out on behalf of a substantial group of ESPN employees that are terrified to publicly say anything about the network’s left wing cheerleading. You would be stunned by the number of people who vote Republican at ESPN, many of whom you regularly see on air, and are terrified to even mention that fact for fear of career consequences. They contact me all the time and secretly thank me for speaking out on their behalf. And the wildest thing about this is I’m just a middle of the road guy, I just pass for right wing because sports media has become so far left wing. There’s lots of talk about the political media being left wing, but the sports media is WAY more left wing relative to its audience than the political media is.

Is that a healthy environment for our democracy? When millions of people, including some of the most talented people in our industry, live in fear of saying what they actually

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Rapper Snoop Dogg recently revealed that country music singer Willie Nelson is the only person who can “out-smoke” him. And then someone said, “Snoop, that’s a mop.” Meyers… Read the rest

Politico-Economic Tuesday

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This article pretty much sums up my economic hunches right now:

The Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. When people think “Greater Depression,” they’ll think “Donald Trump.”

The economy has been on life support since the 2008 financial crisis. The Fed has pumped it up with unprecedented amounts of “stimulus.” This has created enormous distortions and misallocations of capital that need to be flushed.

Think of the trillions of dollars in money printing programs—euphemistically called quantitative easing (QE) 1, 2, and 3.

Meanwhile, with zero and even negative interest rates in many countries, rates are the lowest they’ve been in 5,000 years of recorded human history.

This is not hyperbole. We’re really in uncharted territory. (Interest rates were never lower than 6% in ancient Greece, and ranged from 4% to over 12% in ancient Rome.)

The too-big-to-fail banks are even bigger than they were in 2008. They have more derivatives, and they’re much more dangerous.

If the Deep State wants to trigger a stock market collapse on par with 1929, it just has to pull the plug on the extraordinary life support measures it’s used since the last crisis.

It’s already baked in the cake. It’s just a matter of when they decide to trigger the controlled demolition.

Donald Trump is the perfect fall guy. And there are signs the Deep State is already starting to

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling

Ceiling. TrastevereWell, I planted my first hoop house yesterday. I put in a huge crop of spinach, using primarily Bloomsdale, which is supposed to be one of the best early spring varieties. We’ll see what happens. The long-term forecast (guess) is for temperatures to be average throughout the rest of winter, with no real cold snaps. If that proves accurate, this crop should produce abundantly eventually, but I’m not sure how long it’ll take. Spinach will grow in the cold with limited sunlight, but it takes a lot longer.

Ceiling. TrastevereMichael Lewis has a new book out: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. It’s about the Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman and their research into common cognitive mistakes. I’m tempted to buy it, but until I finish Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, I need to be honest about whether I’d actually finish Lewis’ book. Steve Sailer discusses it here.

Ceiling. TrastevereI read quite a bit from Thinking, Fast and Slow, and I greatly enjoyed what I read, but I didn’t finish it, putting me into this camp: “His 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, about how people make mistakes on the logic puzzles Kahneman contrived for them, was a huge best-seller (although I doubt too many people who bought it at airport bookstores ever finished it).” Now, I didn’t buy at the airport, but it was … Read the rest

Sunday

Clint

I made myself spend ten minutes this morning, reading accounts of the Women’s March. I’m simply stunned at the sea of idiocy. I could take issue with many statements, but I guess I’ll pick on Scarlett Johansson, who, according to the Gray Hag, said “her own daughter, ‘may potentially not have the right to make choices for her body and her future that your daughter Ivanka has been privileged to have.'”

I’m not even sure how to parse this. At the surface, she’s simply saying that Roe could be overturned and her daughter won’t have the right to abort her child. Okay, fair enough. But why bring up Ivanka, who, as far as I know, has never had an abortion. And why use the adjective “privileged,” when your entire intellectual world is framed in “Rights!!!!”?

I can only conclude that Ms. Johansson is trying to smear Ivanka with the sin of being rich. Now, I respect Mark 10’s camel analogy as much as the next guy, but I’m tired of the Hollywood elite criticizing the rich. They want to have it both ways: Criticizing the rich/privileged and being rich/privileged at the same time. The hypocrisy is just so bald, it’s shocking that these dolts are even invited to speak.

Addendum:

Scarlett Johansson Net Worth: $80 Million. Johansson holds the 65th spot on Forbes‘ 2015 Celebrity 100 Earnings list by bringing in $35.5 million

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Saturday

Buchanan

Buchanan breaks down the world Trump inherits. Excerpt:

“The billion-plus peoples of the Maghreb, Middle East and sub-Sahara, whose numbers are exploding, are moving inexorably toward the Med, coming to occupy the empty places left by an aging and dying Europe, all of whose native-born populations steadily shrink.

“American’s bleeding border is what concerns Americans, not the borders of Estonia, South Korea, Kuwait or the South China Sea.”… Read the rest

Republicans want to eliminate many of the restrictions of the Endangered Species Act. That’s bad news for animals, but great news for fans of Carl’s Jr.’s California Condor Burger. Conan… Read the rest

Friday

BYCU

I’m kind of behind the eightball today, so I don’t have much. I merely offer this entirely too long, but somewhat interesting, article on why brewing craft beer is a white man’s sport.

[C]raft beer is white. Whiter than a ski lodge. Whiter than a Whole Foods in the suburbs. Craft beer is so white, in fact, that there’s an entry for “microbreweries” in Stuff White People Like, a book based on a blog written by a white person making fun of white people for being white. The passage concludes with this sentence: “[M]ost white people want to open a microbrewery at some point.”

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