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Al Franken squeezed more women’s behinds!

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al-franken-two-more-women-groping_us_5a15a455e4b09650540ec295

The important thing to note here is that one of the offended women says that she VOTED FOR HIM ANYWAY.

This is why Republicans should vote for Roy Moore. Democrats care more about having their own team in power than they care about the behavior of the guys on their team. Why should Republicans play by different self-defeating rules?

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And Joe Barton should certainly not resign or anything. It looks like that, as consenting adults, he exchanged nude photos with some woman, and then the woman became a psychobitch.

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November 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Posted in Politics

Something I once wrote about Microsoft

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Microsoft dominates software, but it’s hard to see what value Microsoft actually created. The company only exists because IBM made a really dumb decision to give Microsoft ownership of the operating system instead of developing it in-house or with consultants who signed contracts giving all intellectual property rights to IBM. This is not a mistake that any big company will ever make again, I guarantee you that.

Nearly everything Microsoft sells has been copied or purchased from other business entities. The idea for Windows was copied from Apple and Xerox. Excel was copied from Lotus which was copied from Visicalc. Microsoft is able to dominate all application software because they dominate the operating system, and Microsoft dominates the operating system because Microsoft was first, and Microsoft was first because IBM was stupid and because Bill Gates’ mother knew some top executives at IBM. If anything, Microsoft has actually destroyed value by using its dominant marketing position to make its own software the standard, even though a lot of their software sucked in comparison to their competitors. I call this value creation suppression.

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November 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Posted in Economics, Technology

One more vinyl record sold

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I bought, for my Jewish mother, the Bing Crosby Christmas album. The limited edition (but still not sold out) vinyl LP was reissued three years ago.

I don’t know how she’ll take it. She loves Bing Crosby’s Christmas songs. And she’s too technologically incompetent to even listen to a CD, so vinyl is the way to go. But she also feels that it’s a sacrilege to Judaism to have anything that says “Christmas” in the house. For her, being Jewish doesn’t mean that you believe in the Torah and the Talmud but you don’t believe in the Gospels. Being Jewish means that you don’t celebrate Christmas.

With the most notable exception of Silent Night, most of Bing’s Christmas songs are about celebrating the holiday of Christmas rather than about celebrating the birth Christ. His most famous song ever, White Christmas, was composed and written by Irving Berlin, a Jewish immigrant from Russia. (What’s the chance of any of our recent Muslim immigrants writing a famous Christmas song?)

My favorite song on the album, Silver Bells, was written and composed by two Jewish guys, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Christmas would be a much less musical holiday without the Jews.

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So as usual, anti-Semites are blaming Jews for something, in this case secularizing Christmas music. Sorry, Jewish composers and lyricists are just writing the songs that GENTILES want to hear.

The most famous religious Christmas song of the 20th century, Do You Hear What I Hear, was co-written by a Jewish woman, Gloria Shayne Baker.

And the other most famous religious Christmas song of the 20th century, Little Drummer Boy, was popularized by Harry Moses Simeone who was Jewish.

Because Jews, on average, have 15 points higher IQ than white gentiles (according to a book I once read by H.J.Eysenck), they are a lot better are songwriting. It’s not a conspiracy folks. It’s talent.

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Commenter Yakov writes: “Jews aren’t allowed to write or sing Christmas songs and should’ve never written any. That is a very disgusting transgression on the part of the Jews. Very, very disgusting. Bach wrote beautiful church music, but any Christian music written by Jews is an abomination.”

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November 22, 2017 at 10:33 am

More fun predicted

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From an article at The Hill:

Media outlets are devoting tremendous resources to investigating their colleagues and competitors. Lists are circulating in journalism circles of men suspected of misconduct. The flood of allegations about top editors, reporters and executives is expected to continue.

Hypocritical liberal media said Donald Trump wasn’t fit to be president because a few women accused him of kissing them on the lips without their permission. Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

“Further complicating the media’s image in all of this is the sanctimonious manner in which the media has covered sexual harassment in other corners of society,” McCall said. “It is difficult for the news media to parade around as haughty overseers of right and wrong in broader contexts of society when they clearly have in-house confusion about first principles of decency.”

More reason not to take the news media seriously when they say you shouldn’t vote for Roy Moore because of stuff he allegedly did 35 to 40 years ago. Meanwhile, the media harbors people who actively “harassed” women during the last few years.

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November 22, 2017 at 10:19 am

Posted in News

Wild Turkeys

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No, it’s not bourbon.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/11/22/heres-the-deal-with-all-those-turkeys-terrorizing-the-suburbs/

It’s a big problem, with huge aggressive birds terrorizing America’s suburbs.

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November 22, 2017 at 9:10 am

Posted in Science

New York Magazine explains why you should vote for Roy Moore

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An article in New York Magazine explains the huge success that Trump has had in appointing conservative judges.

And then the article gloats that if Roy Moore loses in Alabama and then Democrats capture just two more seats, they will have a majority in the Senate and the “tide of right-wing judges” would recede quickly.

Vote for Roy Moore. Know that liberals would never dump one of their own in such a crucial election. Heck, liberals are still insisting that the Juanita Broaddrick allegation that Clinton forced her down on the bed is just a right-wing smear that never happened, and liberals wouldn’t even lose any political power by believing her.

Liberal judges have been blocking Trump’s sensible and lawful executive orders on immigration. Liberal judges will eventually rule that children (who are too young to consent to sex) have a right to sex reassignment surgery. Some people may say “that’s just paranoid crazy talk,” but that’s what they said about gay marriage 20 years ago. Liberal judges must be stopped. No wonder why liberals are gloating about Roy Moore losing the election. Voters of Alabama, don’t let liberals gloat! Vote for Roy Moore who supports Trump’s plan to build a wall.

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November 22, 2017 at 8:59 am

Posted in Law, Politics

More reasons to support Roy Moore

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Liberal journalists still support Bill Clinton. Why should conservatives dump Moore when liberals won’t even dump someone who’s no longer in power?

Only a true cuckservative would urge Moore to drop out while liberals continue to support the Clintons.

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And Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast still insists that everything against Clinton was just a rightwing “smear campaign.”

Conservatives should not give up power because of a leftwing smear campaign against Moore.

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November 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Politics

Trump administration effective on immigration

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Washington Post article documents the huge success that the Trump administration has had in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.

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November 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Immigration

Vinyl revival update

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https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/10/04/vinyl-records-sales-2017/

9+ million new vinyl album sales may sound like a lot, but it’s actually a pretty tiny number. Many of the buyers have probably made multiple vinyl album purchases, so probably less than 1% of the people in the U.S. and U.K. have bought a vinyl record this year.

The biggest seller this year is a Beatles album, so the primary driver for vinyl is nostalgia for how things were. Maybe people think that you can recapture some of the magic if you listen to the Beatles the same way people listened to them 50 years ago.

That vinyl is 14% of all physical albums sales shows just how far sales of physical albums have fallen. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve bought a CD since 2008 when I bought the last Al Stewart studio album. I really can’t remember anything else I’ve physically bought. But maybe, back when there were still CD stores and there was still a Borders with a big collection of CDs, I might have impulsively purchased something I don’t remember buying. It’s kind of sad that there are no stores like that anymore.

I intend to visit my parents this weekend, and will take advantage of that to play a vinyl record from my meager collection of old eighties albums that are still at their house. I will definitely play Three Sides Live by Genesis, the best album they ever made, and one for which I have not been able to obtain the digital version for free and don’t wish to buy the CD (yes, it’s not available for sale as mp3 files).

About two years ago, I set up a stereo system for them by utilizing an old turntable they had, buying a pre-amp, and a set of Logitech powered speakers. And then I had to buy a storage thing from Ikea to house all of the old vinyl albums. Those things take up a lot of space, and they are also very heavy. Not practical at all. A single 3TB portable hard drive can hold 5 tons of music. (Assuming 300MB of music weighs a pound in vinyl format.)

It’s the only way my technologically challenged parents will listen to music. Initially I bought the speakers and tried to convince them to plug an iPad or a laptop computer into them, but that totally baffled them.

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November 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Do we envy him, or feel sorry for him?

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Commenter Wency writes:

I work in finance in flyover country and have never had a young female colleague, let alone an attractive one, so I’ve never even been tempted to stare too long at a coworker.

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Dan writes in a comment: “Meet someone at church, volunteer, etc. etc. Don’t seek out a woman at work!”

My grandfather met my grandmother at work, during the Great Depression.

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November 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Posted in Males and Females

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