Lion of the Blogosphere

Today in the NY Times

Worker co-ops. Theoretically, this sounds like a great solution to value transference. However, I think it only works for value-creation businesses where the workers are doing non-scalable semi-skilled work, and this is the type of labor that’s going to be replaced by robots in a few years. Surely robots will be able to bake bread and clean windows, the two examples used in the article.

Flight 370. Stuff was spotted floating in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, but no debris was actually recovered and examined, so no one knows if that debris is from a Boeing 777, or is just some stuff the fell off a ship. The government Malaysia was extremely premature in officially stating that Flight 370 crashed into the ocean.

The editorial board predictable doesn’t like the idea that the government of Egypt is going to execute 529 convicted members of the Muslim Brotherhood. But I say it takes Muslims to know how to deal with the crazy jihadist Muslims and we have no business passing judgment. But it should be pointed out that Israel deals much more gently with the Palestinians than Egypt deals with Egyptians.

A book about caffeine, the only good drug. Good means that bobos approve of it.

Bobos hate cigarettes. Thus we see in the map that hardly anyone smokes in bobo areas, but smoking is still a big problem among proles, especially proles who live far away from good bobo influence. We need make Michael Bloomberg the Governor of West Virginia so he can stop the proles from smoking. We’re paying for their lung cancer treatments, so it’s financially beneficial for all taxpayers to stop their dirty and disgusting habit.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 25, 2014 at 10:33 AM

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  1. I don’t want additional legislation against cigarette smoking because that could affect my cigar habit.

    Camlost

    March 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    • I thought it had been proven over and over again that smokers pay more into the system than they receive in medical care. It’s the people that live to over 80 that chew up the most medical care.

      CamelCaseRob

      March 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      • So you are saying that we need death panels?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      • I’d go further and support euthanasia clinics like in the movie “Soylent Green”. But, yes, I support “death panels”. In effect, we have them now.

        CamelCaseRob

        March 25, 2014 at 8:05 PM

  2. “Surely robots will be able to bake bread and clean windows”

    There have been bread machines for years. They make mediocre bread.

    “Flight 370”

    I’m very tired of seeing screaming Chinese women.

    “A book about caffeine, the only good drug. Good means that bobos approve of it.”

    Bobos may not “approve” of the many psychotropic drugs on the market, but they use them like crazy. They even give them to their kids (especially if they’ve adopted a little African maniac). In fact, I think the reason we don’t see far more anti-psychotropic ranting in the media is because they’re all on the stuff and don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them, despite the clear and massive danger of these horrendous meds (find a teenage mass shooter and odds are they were on meds).

    “Cigarettes”

    Smoking. Another reason to stop Hispanic and Asian immigration.

    peterike

    March 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    • Now that people are switching from cigs to e-cigs they’re screaming “They might not be healthy” and trying to ban them too. Some people are tyrants who want to ban everything. Nicotine is about as dangerous as caffeine.

      everybodyhatesscott

      March 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      • If only we could convince SWPLs that immigrants are “unhealthy.”

        peterike

        March 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      • There certainly are similarities, both have been used as insecticides and both are deadly to humans in high doses, and both are psychotropics.

        CamelCaseRob

        March 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    • My Manhattan doctor said that the percentage of his patients on Adderall is over 50%. He says that the Bobos come up with every symptom under the sun to get on Adderall, which he prescribes because he doesn’t see it as too impactful healthwise. He bets that Adderall is showing up in NY coastal waters, just like caffeine has shown up in the Puget Sound.

      Besides my good friend who’s admitted to going on Adderall to keep pace with his other financial colleagues, I don’t think a Bobo would admit openly to take Adderall/Provigil to help focus and increase work effectiveness. However, his hitting the gym 5x a week / eating super healthy and organic / is the reason why they work so hard and effectively at their workplace.

      DdR

      March 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

  3. Your last item assumes that tobacco usage actually does cost the government money. There is significant reason to believe otherwise as smokers tend to live long enough to may into SSDI/Medicare but don’t tend to collect as much because they die early. Oh, and tobacco taxes.

    trumwill

    March 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    • From the New England Journal of Medicine:
      …in a population in which no one smoked the costs would be 7 percent higher among men and 4 percent higher among women than the costs in the current mixed population of smokers and nonsmokers.

      http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199710093371506

      Fiddlesticks

      March 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    • “We need make Michael Bloomberg the Governor of West Virginia so he can stop the proles from smoking. We’re paying for their lung cancer treatments, so it’s financially beneficial for all taxpayers to stop their dirty and disgusting habit.”

      A not-even-subtle troll. See trumwill above.

      sciences with lisps

      March 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    • Yeah, that makes sense. Also, decades of unused routine medical care.

      Dave Pinsen

      March 25, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      • I think a considerable number of males don’t even see a doctor between the ages of 18-30. OTOH, my 93 YO grandmother saw health care professionals 3-4 times a week for the last 2 years of her life.

        CamelCaseRob

        March 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      • Oh, I forgot to add, she never drank and never smoked but she sure did cost the system a lot for her health care.

        CamelCaseRob

        March 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      • @camelcaserob:

        If i am 93 and have to see a doc 3/4 times a week for 100+ weeks, i would ask to be put down.

        I think when millennials become seniors, more of us will use dignified suicide as it’ll be more available. I certainly will. I refuse to be a burden on anyone or live in a senior ‘home’ or in a hospital. Would rather go out on my terms. It is my right as a human being with self determination.

        uatu

        March 25, 2014 at 8:34 PM

  4. Bobo’s are pro-pot.

    uatu

    March 25, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    • Bless their self-flagellating little hearts.

      driveallnight

      March 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

  5. My wife has worked in convalescent nursing for 25 years. Smoking *SAVES* on health care costs. They don’t last more than a year or two in a home. Non smokers live for years and years in near vegetative states.

    paleopaleo

    March 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM

  6. I don’t think that bobos are against smoking cigarettes. Most bobos tolerate people who smoke, as long as they only smoke Parliaments.

    SC

    March 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    • As a smoking bobo, I have three points about the habit. The first is that more bourgeoisie bobos hate it while bohemians either are indifferent or like smoking. Second is that smoking is more acceptable if it is part of an eccentric or European image. The last is that certain brands are more acceptable as American Spirits, full flavored mainstream brands, Parliament lights (because they’re great with cocaine), and ROYO are more bobo contrasted with prole cigarettes like menthols and mainstream light cigarettes. An example of cigarette classism would be an ex of mine in college (pretty bobo as she was an art history major) who smoked American Spirits and would call Marlboro Lights “slut butts.”

      Aristippus

      March 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM

  7. Bobos anti-smoking, hipsters only quasi anti-smoking. A special niche of tolerance is carved out for angsty filmmakers etc.

    Dain

    March 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM

  8. And like SC says, brand matters. American Spirits are the cool cigs around here. People say they’re “social” smokers only, but the emphasis truly is on the social part. I bought a pack of Kools once because I truly didn’t care about brand, as long as had some when I was out being social. I recall someone asking for a cig then saying “nevermind” when they saw the brand.

    Dain

    March 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

  9. In the UK smoking is massively taxed, and smokers more than pay their medical care costs. So Proles pay for their own care here.

    mathilda37

    March 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

  10. Are you going to apologize for being so incredibly wrong about Flight 370?

    Bottledwater

    March 25, 2014 at 4:05 PM

  11. When Obama leaves office and it is revealed that not only is he (still) a smoker, but gay and Muslim too will that make smoking fashionable?

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    March 25, 2014 at 5:16 PM

  12. Egypt could do a lot worse than the military in charge.

    JWS

    March 25, 2014 at 7:31 PM

  13. OT, but what ever happened to that guy David Alexander, the black man from Haiti, who used to post here and on Lion’s old blog? His posts were one of the main reason I kept reading the blog. I was too intrigued to stop. I knew that eventually someone would say “Man, for God’s sake, make something of yourself. You’ve got the talent.” I wonder if he ever found the white woman he was looking for and achieved SWPL status.

    MaryK

    March 25, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    • I do like self-hating NAMs. I’ve also been hearing stories from Hispanic guys that their women are becoming like Asian women. They don’t want to have anything to do with their own men. I personally know of a Puerto Rican girl who grew up in the housing projects and recently got accepted to Harvard Law school. Her boyfriend comes from a SWPL family. I’m not surprised!

      JS

      March 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      • I’ve become a self-hating hemi-Jew from reading all these alt-right sites. 😉

        SFG

        March 26, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    • I pray to God that he did.

      Latias

      March 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM

  14. Worker co-ops. If people want to do it then have at it. If it works it works. If it doesn’t it doesn’t. My only objection is to forcing it on people.

    Flight 370. I agree they shouldn’t positively confirm without positive proof. But the last known location was too far from land for the amount of fuel they had.

    Egyptian executions. Moslem Brotherhood would have massacred people had they been able to solidify control and the NYTimes would have never said a word. But the NYTimes will object to them being executed because they sympathize with radical Islamists. I’d also add that the left has absolutely no problem with Islamists massacring Arab Christians. But they’d raise hell if Israel cracked down on Palestinian radicals. The left is prejudiced against Christians and Israel but give a free pass to radical Islamists.

    Caffeine. Bobos like pot and alcohol, too.

    Bobos hate cigarettes. One of the few things I agree with them on.

    destructure

    March 26, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    • You and everyone here forgot the luxurious powder, whose name rhymes with the hair loss treatment drug that bobos are very fond of.

      JS

      March 26, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      • Indeed they do. LOL! But they’re smart enough not to try legalizing that one..

        destructure

        March 27, 2014 at 5:14 AM

  15. Decades ago, I warned my fellow Americans that the tobacco zealots’ agenda was not about the supposed health hazards of secondhand smoke. It was really about control. The fact that tobacco smoke is unpleasant gained them the support of most Americans. By the way, to reach its secondhand smoke conclusions, the Environmental Protection Agency employed statistical techniques that were grossly dishonest. Some years ago, I had the opportunity to ask a Food and Drug Administration official whether his agency would accept pharmaceutical companies using similar statistical techniques in their drug approval procedures. He just looked at me.

    Walter Williams

    March 26, 2014 at 9:38 AM

  16. This wealthy couple who defrauded the gov’t with food stamps, are they prole or SWPL?

    http://news.msn.com/in-depth/authorities-hunt-for-couple-living-lavish-lifestyle-while-collecting-food-stamps?gt51501

    JS

    March 29, 2014 at 1:19 AM

  17. Smoking is a serious issue in India today . We are going to see USA like explosion in Lung cancer in India in coming years due to combination of pollution,smoking and advancing age.

    drarvindkumar.com

    April 2, 2014 at 1:06 AM


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