Lion of the Blogosphere

Archive for September 2017

What does Kim want? With a lesson from Star Trek

Kim wants to stay in power for the rest of his life. And Kim wants to be considered an Important World Leader. The latter shouldn’t be discounted as being less of a motivation for Kim than the former. Kim believes that all of the Important World Leaders have nuclear weapons, so he wants them also.

Under the Western view, this makes Kim an evil person. He doesn’t care about the people of North Korea except that they serve his goal of being an Important World Leader. He’s not interested in running his country to make life better for the millions of regular people who live there. Their lives would get a lot better if Kim left and gave up his nuclear weapons. Then the rest of the world would do business with North Korea and there would be a huge increase in quality of life. Certainly, people would stop starving to death.

Since it doesn’t look like anything will ever dissuade Kim from following his set course of action, and we’re too wussy to risk war in order to get rid of him (if you consider worrying about the destruction of South Korea either by conventional artillery or nuclear bombs to be a wussy concern), we should consider the alternative of giving Kim what he wants and pretending like he’s an Important World Leader.

It always seemed to be that, in a lot of Star Trek: TNG episodes, Captain Picard could have solved a lot of problems if he just humored hostile aliens rather than always being a prick to them and trying to push Federation values on them. Of course that only applied to technologically advanced aliens. If aliens weren’t advanced enough, that would trigger the Prime Directive, and Picard wasn’t even allowed to reveal his presence to them. Nor did it apply to Klingons, who were like the Muslims of the future in that the Federation had to put up with their Klingon crap and couldn’t just admit they were an irredeemable race which the galaxy would be better off without.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Roy Moore wins by a HUGE margin!

The voters in Alabama really stuck it to the man!

Now, if only NFL fans could have the courage to turn off the damn TV to punish those who refuse to stand up for the National Anthem like every sports team has done for the past hundred years until now.

* * *

But can Moore defeat the Democrat?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 26, 2017 at 11:18 PM

Posted in Politics

I made quinoa

First time I ever tried making this at home.

Tastes bleh.

$9/pound at the SWPL supermarket, how can poor people afford to eat this?

I hope this stuff is safe to eat.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 26, 2017 at 6:31 PM

Posted in Bobos

More proof that black people don’t like trees

I found this article.

The most relevant study I found was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, which manages national forests and wilderness areas—backpacker territory, in other words. It found that between fiscal years 2008 and 2012, 95 percent of visitors were white. That corresponds with my extensive, if anecdotal, experience as a lifelong hiker.

I also believe that hiking transcends SWPLs and that a lot of regular middle-class whites enjoy hiking, especially whites from Germanic backgrounds. But it’s prole and low class to hunt.

Middle-class non-SWPL means people with white-collar jobs, mostly college educated but not elite colleges, they believe in standing up for the national anthem, they don’t go on expensive international vacations, they shop at Walmart.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Posted in Biology

Star Trek Discovery S01E01-02, full review

I strongly suspect that the mostly positive reviews from critics is only because the two main characters are non-white women. It has sadly become like that. Critics praise or condemn entertainment media based on how it advances, or doesn’t advance, the SJW narrative, and not on whether it’s actually entertaining.

These first two episodes were not entertaining, they were boring. Especially the 15 minutes or so of Klingons talking to each other in Klingon was incredibly boring, but even the action taking place onboard the Federation ship (not the Discovery) was pretty boring.

Spoilers ahead

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Posted in Television

Star Trek: Discovery S01E01-02

That was boring crap. Way way way too much screen time of Klingons talking to each other in Klingon.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Posted in Television

Weiner gets hard time

Almost as good as “Headless Body in Topless Bar.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Posted in News

Things you can do instead of watch #NFL

I am disgusted by anyone who continues to watch NFL after what the players and owners have done. As much as I hate them, at least they have risked real money by insulting their fans. Are the fans too lazy to get their butt off the couch, turn off the TV, and do something else instead of supporting millionaires who hate them?

Can’t think of anything to do instead of watch NFL?

1. You could play sports yourself.

2. If you’re not athletic enough to play sports (and let’s be honest, many people aren’t), then you could try hiking. If you can walk, you can hike.

3. Play a card game or board game with your family or your friends who are also boycotting the NFL. I hear that Settlers of Catan is supposed to be pretty good.

4. Read a book.

5. Find a hobby. Here are some possible hobbies: gardening, woodworking (that’s building stuff with wood), photography, painting, cooking.

6. Learn something that will help your career, such as a computer program.

7. Netflix, video games: These may be passive activities, but at least by doing this instead of watching NFL you are sticking it to the overpaid NFL players and owners. And actually, video games are less passive than just sitting on the couch and watching other people play a game. At least you’re doing the playing. Does anyone want to start a Sunday alt-right Overwatch league?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Posted in Television

Is there an Obamagate?

1. If any information from the wiretap of Manafort (who resides at Trump Tower) was passed to the Hillary Clinton campaign, that would indeed be even worse than Watergate. However, it should be pointed out that no one yet has any solid evidence of that.

2. But does anyone in the mainstream media care? I’m afraid there is nothing Obama could have done that would cause the mainstream media to turn on him. Even if there was a cell phone video of Obama killing a baby, no one in the mainstream media would care.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Roy Moore

While it’s good that Republican primary voters are rejecting the establishment, Roy Moore is a religious nut, and not a very good ambassador for the New Right.

However, given how hard the establishment is pushing for Strange (what a strange name), I reluctantly endorse Moore in order to stick it to the man.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

%d bloggers like this: