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Archive for May 2019

Mass shooting in Virginia

Little is currently known about the shooter, except that he’s a “disgruntled employee.”

So I call this prole rage based on this limited info.

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NY Times says he’s “a current, longtime public utilities employee.”

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Shooter is black!

And he has a B.S. in civil engineering. As a college graduate, that means he’s not prole after all.

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More at CNN. He sounds weirdly introverted for a black guy. Neighbors say he kept to himself, they rarely saw him, he rarely said anything. So far, no evidence that he had a girlfriend or a wife or anything. Despite being described as “jacked.” A jacked black guy with a good job could have his pick of black women.

I don’t know yet what category of rage this falls under.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Crime

I don’t care about Martin Luther King

George Washington shouldn’t stop being the Father of our Country just because he owned slaves.

And Martin Luther King shouldn’t stop being a great civil rights leader just because he had a healthy sexual appetite.

I also don’t care about Trump’s locker-room talk with that stupid Access Hollywood host.

Let bygones be bygones.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 30, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in News

Latest Morning Consult poll

https://morningconsult.com/2020-democratic-primary/

Biden is way in the lead at 38%.

The anyone-but-Biden vote coalescing around Bernie who has 20%, the only candidate other than Biden in the double digits.

There doesn’t seem to be an anyone-but-an-old-white-man movement yet.

Only 7 candidates polling above 1%, but at this point it’s hard to see how any but the top 5 have a chance at winning this. The top five would be: Biden, Bernie, Pocahontas, the gay mayor, and Kamala Harris.

Andrew Yang has dropped to 1%. I guess Democrats aren’t ready for an Asian man. Democratic voters must be racist against Asians.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 29, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Lion was right about Amazon HQ2, always believe the Lion

Back in February, I wrote about Amazon’s HQ2 debacle:

Notice that there’s no backup plan announced. Bezos isn’t going to abandon New York City for Las Vegas or Omaha. Nope, it appears that he’s just going to move into New York City anyway, but quietly, without the tax breaks, and without the big splashy showmanship of building a huge Amazon campus in Long Island City. So the liberal protesters were right, De Blasio and Cuomo didn’t actually need to suck Bezos’ **** in order to lure him here.

Commenters disagreed.

Brendan wrote:

He’s still going to NY? News to me.

gothamette wrote:

I’m sorry but I’m as lost as others are about the still staying in NYC part. Where’d you get that from?

Well of course I was right.

Reported today by the NY Post:

After walking away from a deal to build a headquarters on the Queens waterfront in Long Island City, Amazon is back to shopping for office space on Manhattan’s West Side, sources tell The Post.

The tech giant has been in talks with owners of two shiny new skyscrapers located just one block west of Penn Station — the newly built One Manhattan West and its soon-to-be sister project, Two Manhattan West, sources tell The Post.

The online retailer is seeking “at least 100,000 square feet or much more” — just to start, one well-placed source said.

So it’s just like I said. Amazon is going to come here anyway, even without De Blasio and Cuomo sucking Bezos’ ****.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 29, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Business, New York City

Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. (2019)

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/18-483_3d9g.pdf

Lower courts held that Indiana’s law to “prohibit the knowing provision of sex-, race-, and disability selective abortions by abortion providers” is unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on a woman’s right to abortion, and the Supreme Court denied certiorari. It only takes four justices to grant certiorari, so we can presume that at minimum Roberts and Kavanaugh were against granting certiorari. As I predicted during the Kavanaugh hearings, he would be much friendlier towards abortion rights than just about anyone else on Trump’s list.

On the other issue, decided per curiam (which means that the Supreme Court is telling us the law is so settled that it’s stupid that they have to reverse a lower court decision and don’t have anything legally new to say), the court said that the litigants failed to pursue the undue burden argument with respect to the regulation of the disposal of fetal remains, and the 7th Circuit was totally off-base to say that such a law has no rational basis. Only Sotomayor dissented to that.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Law

Crossfit suspends use of Facebook and Instagram

https://www.crossfit.com/battles/crossfit-suspends-facebook-instagram

5. Facebook’s news feeds are censored and crafted to reflect the political leanings of Facebook’s utopian socialists while remaining vulnerable to misinformation campaigns designed to stir up violence and prejudice.

So Crossfit is annoyed that Facebook/Instagram is censoring views of health and nutrition which are contrary to the majority opinion (at least that’s what they believe, and I’m sure they are right), but IN THE SAME SENTENCE they are also annoyed that Facebook/Instagram isn’t doing enough to censor people “stirring up violence and prejudice,” in other words the alt-right.

Free speech for me, but not for thee.

That’s not how it works. If you want there to be free speech, then EVERYBODY has to have free speech, even people you don’t like.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Technology

Trump sees global warming for the BS that it is

My theory on Trump is that he’s immune to persuasion (while being a master of persuading others, but in a prole manner that has the opposite effect on SWPLs). Therefore, he is able to intuitively see that the global warming scare is complete and utter BS.

Or to put this another way, a great con-artist like Trump can easily spot another con, and global warming is a con.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Science

The Atlantis theory

I’ve previously written about the theory that *if* UFOs are technologically advanced spacecraft (and of course, that’s a big if), then they are probably from an advanced terrestrial civilization and not extraterrestrials.

The reasoning behind this is that space is too vast for practical interstellar travel based on our understanding of the laws of the universe. But on the other hand, if intelligent and technologically advanced life evolved on Earth once, then it’s surely not out of bounds that it could have evolved here twice, and humans aren’t the first species from Earth to evolve intelligence. Or alternatively, the Atlanteans are just humans who advanced technologically a few millennia before we did.

But what would be their motivation for hiding and surrendering the planet to inferior beings such as ourselves? Well, I have a new theory to explain this. We already have extreme environmentalists who believe that humans are the worst thing to ever happen to the planet, and the world would be better off if humans died out. What if this sort of self-defeatist extreme liberal mode of thinking is what always happens when races become too advanced? What if the Atlanteans came to believe that Earth would be better off without them, and they decided to stop reproducing and to move to the bottom of the ocean or someplace like that where they could remove their toxicity from the planet and allow the planet to heal.

And the reason why Atlanteans have not revealed themselves to mankind, or interfered much in our development, is because they believe in the Prime Directive. Possibly, there are no longer any biological Atlanteans left, just their robots live on, following their programming to not interfere not matter what we humans do.

Science fiction? Maybe, but more realistic science fiction than extraterrestrial visits.

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Atlantis resort in the Bahamas: prole or SWPL?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Science

Bill Buckner 1949-2019

The most exciting moment in the history of sports was Game Six of the 1986 World Series.

I guess that sucks for Buckner whose job, in the 9th inning of the game, was to ensure the game did NOT become the most exciting moment in the history of sports for fans of the other team.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Obituary

UFOs in the NY Times

Way more important than the elections in Europe.

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“destructure” writes in a comment (about the European elections, not UFOs):

There was a scandal in Austria not unlike what they pulled during Trump’s campaign. The scandal was obviously timed to coincide with the elections. People suspect it was coordinated by one or more foreign intelligence agencies. Someone needs to track this back to the source and deal with it. Just like Trump needs to investigate the people responsible and deal with them.

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As I’ve stated before, UFOs are far more likely to be Atlanteans* than extraterrestrials.

*Atlantis is the common name for an ancient technologically advanced civilization that is hiding from the world.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Science

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