Thursday, September 17, 2015


If Trump is elected, should he be address as The President Donald, or President The Donald? I'm pretty sure it's the latter, but one can never be sure.

The Donald: Wall Street's Worst Nightmare

From CNN comes an article entitled "Donald Trump Terrifies Wall Street". The gist of it is that The Donald isn't willing to lick the shit out of Wall Street's asshole and call it ambrosia. Wall Street would even prefer Elizabeth Warren! Apparently Bernie Sanders (Socialist) is the only other candidate that gives them pause, and I suspect they fear The Donald more - Bernie just doesn't look like he'd have any chance of really doing anything (assuming he wants to) and The Donald could well kick the whole system in the ass.

Anyway, I consider that an endorsement/reason-to-vote-for The Donald. Still planning on not voting next year, but DAMN, home boy is pushing for my vote!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Is this Pope stupid or evil?

The Pope pontificates on the current refugee crisis, and manages to sound even more stupid than usual.
In an interview with Portugal-based Radio Renascença aired yesterday, Pope Francis declared that the current refugee crisis in Europe is being caused by a “bad, unjust” socio-economic system that worships “the god of money.”
In the interview, where questions were posed in Portuguese and the responses were given by Pope Francis in Spanish, the pontiff said coveting money will bring about both human and ecological ruin:
This is the tip of the iceberg. We see these refugees, these poor people who are escaping from war, escaping from hunger, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. But underlying that is the cause, and the cause is a socio-economic system that is bad, unjust, because within an economic system, within everything, within the world, speaking of the ecological problem, within the socio-economic society, in politics, the person always has to be the center. And today’s dominant economic system has removed the person from the center, and at the center is the god of money. It’s the fashionable god today. I mean, there are statistics. I don’t remember very well, but — this is not exact and I could be making a mistake— 17% of the population has 80% of the wealth.”
Alternately, the Western nations, and those who have followed Western models of governance, economics, science, and, yes, social justice for their own, have made something of themselves while places like Syria have made nothing. The West isn't helping these places with its horrible foreign policy mistakes, but the basic problem in Syria is that the best ruler they've had since gaining their independence from the Ottomans was Daddy Assad, who once killed somewhere between 10,000 to 20,000 of his own people to punish the city of Hama for revolting against his rule. And yes, he was justified to do so, as the rebels weren't the dentists and shop keepers Obama likes to make fun of, but were instead the Muslim Brotherhood.

How bad is the Muslim Brotherhood? They think Egyptian society is too liberal. You know, the Egyptian society which mutilates over 90% of little girls by cutting up their genitalia. (As a father with a daughter, I find Egyptian men particularly sickening for this practice. How can they do this to their little girls?)

The West hasn't had anything to do with any of that. And that's the best the Arabs can do.

So no, Pope Francis, the problem isn't that the West is greedy. The problem is that the rest of the world needs people like Daddy Assad rto keep it from going completely to Hell.
From one of the UK rags:
Robots are going to steal the jobs of chefs, salespeople and models, researchers say as they unveil full list of likely robot professions 

Scientists have created a huge, in-depth analysis of what jobs are under threat from robots — with salesmen, chefs and even models all in the firing line.

Researchers have assembled a full list of all the things that robots are good and bad at, and so what jobs they are likely to take. In all, about 35 per cent of jobs are likely to have been taken on by robots in the next 20 years, researchers have said.
So naturally, our rulers want to import even more people to be unemployed in the future. One can only assume that our leaders are completely stupid, which seems somewhat unlikely given that they've got most of the power and money, or that they have something nefarious in mind.


A note on the SEC (I mean the college athletic conference, not the useless government agency)

Letter to an editor:
The SEC is not overrated. They're UNDERRATED. They're the best damned FCS conference out there.

Disappointed Gator Fan

I heard someone call this weekend "Sleepwalk Saturday in the SEC", and couldn't have agreed more.The SEC's dominant run had to end, of course, and these things usually end in a manner that leaves the fans shocked. This one certainly has. It was fun while it lasted, boys!

El Gato: Visionary Extraordinaire!

I have predicted car accidents with stunning accuracy. I called the Donald Trump Presidential campaign that is happening this year in 2011!* I've called divorces before the marriage vows had been finalized. I even understood that Burger King's controversial french fries were here to stay. I am a true visionary with the sight.

And months ago, I called the Infamous Jimus draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a bust. Today that last vision started to become clear. There will be ups, of course, but the downs will outweigh them. As with most Number 1 picks, he will be given more chances than he should probably get. But make no mistake, he will end up looking more like Jimbo Fisher's other first round QB busts** than he will Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, or John Elway.

* Under another name, but it was done, and in print, and publicly.

** E. J. Manuel, Christian Ponder, and wonder of wonders, Jamarcus Russell.

CNN: "Can Democrats sway young evangelicals?"

From the article:
"With younger millennials, we're seeing more commitment to the environment, climate change, LGBT equality, poverty and a range of social justice issues," said Sally Steenland, director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank allied with Democrats. "One thing is that when you take the Bible seriously, you take justice issues seriously. Because they reflect your belief in your faith."
The fuck? "Why, yes, we think Evangelical Christians are complete and utter scum who should be put in concentration camps and 're-educated' until they're deader than the fucking Kulaks (death to the Christianist Imperialists!), but we think we can win their vote!"

Okay, that's possibly not fair. The Democrats would probably be just as happy forcing Christians to have the faces pealed off the faces of all their fetuses, and extinguish them that way. Hey, there's profit to be had in them thar body parts!

Oh, did I mention abortion as a justice issue that Evangelicals just might care about? That's more than CNN did. Informing the public indeed.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Anerica: Land of Pervert Rulers

I like how the make-up of the whole country now needs to be determined by the sexual fetishes of a few people. Your favorite athlete decides he wants to be a lady-boy? Government funded lady-boy sex change operations for everyone! You're a white girl who love-love-LOVES the dark meat? Everyone get your hair permed and put on LOTS of artificial tanner. The establishment candidate for president loves the eating of the Mexican pussy*? Let's import a hundred million Mexicans!

Drugs and bitches and junkies and fags
Artificial phonies, I hate it, hate it

Death, death, death is the price I pay
It's a sick world, what can I say?
No such thing as an even break
They steal, they cheat, they take, take, take

Drugs and bitches and commies and queers
Artificial phonies, I hate it, hate it**

* How do I know that? Well, we are what we eat....

** Don't know the lines? Look 'em up!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Springtime for Hitler Merkel & Germany

The long held dream of German imperialists has finally come to pass: Germany now effectively leads Europe, even if it doesn't quite rule Europe. But it turns out that leading Europe isn't so much fun these days. From the New York Times:
In this summer’s migrant crisis — as with the unfinished debt crisis in Greece and the confrontation with Russia over Ukraine — Germany once again finds itself at the center of a European drama, compelled or condemned to lead by its wealth and size and by the lack of leadership from Brussels and other states in the European Union.
It should be noted that at least in the case of the Greek issue that it is largely a crisis of German manufacture.

But Germany is feeling the strain, because it turns out that (a) everyone else in Europe doesn't have the same characteristics as Germans, and (b) no one else in Europe cares for having their internal policies dictated by Germany. The immigration crisis is the best example of this. Germany is trying to tell countries like Hungary what they need to do about the immigrants coming to their lands. The Germans and the French have declared that they will take everyone. (How they're going to fit all of the Middle East and Africa into those two countries I have no idea.) This has the immigrants rushing through other countries, such as Hungary, Greece and Macedonia, to get there. These other nations DO NOT LIKE THIS. They don't want their own systems of social welfare and governance overwhelmed by a bunch of crazy-assed Muslims who couldn't get along with other crazy-assed Muslims, nor by a bunch of Africans seeking to live somewhere without other Africans.

I'm not sure what kind of point I can make here, other than that things are likely to get much worse before they get better. Germany is expecting to take in 800,000 asylum seekers this year. That's four times more than last year. If it just doubles next year that would be 1,600,000, meaning an increase of Germany's population by 2.6 million people in three years time. Germany had 80 million inhabitants in 2013, so that's a 3.25% increase in population ABSENT any other immigration, net of births & deaths.

That's huge, and it's just the start. The latest forecasts from the UN population growth charts suggests that Africa will go from having one billion people today to having 4 billion in 2100. Meanwhile, Europe's population is projected to fall  from the approximate 750 million people it has now.

But back to  the NOW. Germany is going to increase it's population by at least 3% over three years, and none of those people have family, connections, property, a place to stay, or food with them. They don't have jobs. Many will lack in any kind of skills useful to a modern society. Most won't speak German.

How in the name of God or reason can anyone think this is going to be anything but a disaster of monumental proportions?

Immigration Dump

A plethora of stories on both the US immigration situation and the European 'migrant' crisis. (Calling them migrants is bullshit, as migrants keep moving, and usually go home. These folks are coming to stay.)

First, Houston has become the spot for refugee relocation in the US, and can now boast that one in four of its residents are foreign born. (That's over six million folks in the metro area.)
E Pluribus Houston
This is of course a thing to celebrate, according to the lords and masters of the times.

Second comes this report on what immigrants bring to the table. 
Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare
Yeah, that'll help. 

But then, there are immigrants and there are immigrants. Jorge Ramos isn't on welfare, and he doesn't want his special little snowflakes at all subject to those whose are: His children attend a $30,000+ per year private school. As the writer of the linked article puts it:
So the next time you hear Mr. Ramos passionately arguing that the US/Mexican border does not need a wall, remember this — he does so knowing that his kids are walled off in ways that most American children are not.
Another one of the elites wanting everyone else to put up with the mess they're creating while continuing to plunder the country. Ramos is a particularly obnoxious and dangerous guy, by the way, who works for an Israeli who wants America to open its borders to the Third World while Israel builds itself a big damned fence. But that can wait for some other time. Or you can go to Steve Sailer's site and do a search on Jorge Ramos and see what he's written. That's probably a better us of time on this topic anyway.

Of course, we are getting more articles with the "food rotting on the ground" and "Americans won't do this work" tropes, this time from Max Boot at Commentary:
Farmers are already feeling the effect of a drop in immigration brought about by improvements in the Mexican economy, which means fewer people are willing to take back-breaking jobs as farmhands. As The Wall Street Journal reports, “the decline in workers is reducing fruit and vegetable production by 9.5 percent, or $3.1 billion, a year, according to a recently published analysis of government data by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonpartisan group that supports a looser immigration policy.” The Journal notes that “farm companies are wooing employees by raising wages faster than inflation and enhancing medical and other benefits. Even so, many farms say these efforts have failed to meaningfully address their worker shortfalls.”
I addressed this topic earlier, but it is interesting that we keep coming back to the argument that we need to import an underclass to do the "back-breaking jobs as farmhands" rather than pay for either capital upgrades to the farms or pay wages that an American might find suitable. Keep track of those people who WANT an permanent underclass (they can't help but be a permanent underclass) that can't effectively "fight" for better conditions for themselves. (And I'm not even going to get into the topic of debt servitude that a fair number of these migrants find themselves in.) The whole point of flooding the country with Third World peasants is to force Americans into that same status - after all, "that's what you'll need to do to be competitive in the modern American information economy." The people advocating this transformation of America back into a plantation nation aren't pushing anything heavier than keys on their MacBooks, and you can be goddamned sure they never want to sweat for a living.

Meanwhile, Iowans continues to debate the impact of immigration on their state, which has hardly felt the impact at all from the vantage of a Floridian. They seem pretty sanguine to it, but then none of them live in a neighborhood that's 40% Haitian, for example. You can read that on your own, or not.

Finally, we come back to Europe. The Nordic countries, Sweden especially, have been very welcoming to refugees and immigrants. It isn't working out to well. The immigrants aren't integrating into society (for a variety of reasons, to be sure), and this is causing problems. (Sweden has a serious problem with rape, thanks to its newly imported Muslim underclass.) 

Societies with lots different ethnic groups tend towards becoming low trust societies. It isn't just that people do not trust "the other", but that they stop trusting people from within their own ethnic group as much, too. Evidence for this can be seen in the rise of anti-immigration parties and the reaction to those parties all over Europe. These parties are always branded Nazis, and the people in the new parties always feel that the leaders of their country are selling them out to foreigners and business interests. I have much more sympathy for the nativists on these issues, it's true, but the main point is that it is a sign of the cohesive and mostly mono-ethnic societies in places like Sweden losing the high trust that made their social welfare states possible. 

I'll just point out, again, that Europe is just starting to feel the first trickle of an impending tsunami of immigrants. Europe needs to get its act together soon, or it'll look more like Harlem in NYC than Haarlem in the Netherlands. The worst possible outcome may be if they wait until they realize that Europeans are, in fact, the fiercest, nastiest, bloodiest people on Earth, and take very direct action against the growing tide of non-Europeans in Europe.

Looks like the kittens will live in interesting times.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A couple of observations about the Planned Parenthood videos

First, the callousness of some of the PP workers shouldn't come as a surprise. People that do horrible things for a living tend to become inured to their work - it losses its horrors over time. (Talk to anyone that works in an ER if you don't believe me.)

Also, working as an abortionist is a natural profession for a sociopath or sadist. Surgeon is one of the top five professions for sociopaths, at least according to some sources. And abortion is essentially a type of surgery. Look to that Philadelphia abortionist from a couple of years back for a trenchant example of what I'm talking about.

Second, I have a question. For people that are pro-abortion rights, why do you think selling an aborted fetus is a bad thing? After all, having decided to terminate the pregnancy, what difference does it make if the fetus is sold for a profit? There's much offense being taken at accusations that PP has done exactly this, but why? You already think the fetus doesn't have any rights as a human being, so what difference does it make if one sells them for whatever reason afterwards?

I can understand why some women having abortions might not want to do that (cases of abortion to protect the health of the mother & cases of extreme congenital defects spring to mind immediately), but why is it considered a bad thing otherwise? The positions seem completely at odds to me.

Another reason to vote for Trump.

I won't vote for Trump for a variety of reasons, but I'll admit that I have a growing, if grudging, respect for the man. Turns out Trump's pissing off the big agricultural interests, too.
Trump's brash talk about stopping undocumented immigration has excited GOP primary voters, turbocharged his campaign and spurred similar get-tough pledges from several rivals, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker. But the view from many conservative-leaning agricultural communities is disgust, bordering on dread. Farmers say the candidate’s pronouncements have exacerbated already difficult labor shortages and brought counterproductive political attention to issues they had hoped to resolve quietly in Congress through legislation overhauling the nation’s broken guest-worker program.
This is the "Food rotting in the field" argument that Steve Sailer loves to bash.
The candidate’s inflammatory talk, especially his vow to deport 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, poses a serious threat to U.S. farmers struggling to get their crops to market, said Frank Muller, who grows tomatoes, peppers, almonds and walnuts on his California farm.

"My farm would shut down today if you removed my ... workforce,' Muller said. "You hear all these disparaging remarks about immigrants, but these guys are the hardest-working, most dedicated people ... I've ever seen in my life."

Trump's campaign declined to comment.

Roughly 1.4 million undocumented immigrants work on U.S. farms each year, or about 60 percent of the agricultural labor force, said Chuck Conner, president of the National Council of Farm Cooperatives, a trade group, and former deputy agriculture secretary during the George W. Bush administration.
Okay, so they use 1.4 million wetbacks a year as nearly slave labor. So why do these assholes want the other 10.6 million in the country? Bullshit starting to pile up, here....
Farmers say they depend on undocumented workers because Americans simply won't do the back-breaking labor required and the existing guest-worker program for foreign workers is badly broken.

Tim McMillan, a Georgia blackberry farmer and owner of Southern Grace Farms, said he could easily double his operation if only he could hire labor.

“We’ve got the land, we’ve got the water, and we’ve got the management — we’ve got everything in place but the labor,” he said. “I can’t get American citizens to do the work. They just don’t want to do it.”
Time to do some mathematics! Wetbacks comprise 60% of the agricultural labor force. There are 1.4 million of them. That means there are ~2.33 million agricultural workers in the country. The year 2012 has the most readily available data for me on the number of H-2A Visa workers in the country, who are the temporary LEGAL immigrant farm workers. (Call them drybacks.) There were ~65,000 of them that year. I doubt there has been much change in the program since then. So, 

That means there are 865,000 AMERICAN WORKERS who ARE willing to do the work. What the growers mean is that they can't get enough Americans to do the work at the rates they are paying. Solutions to that would be to either offer higher wages for labor or invest in more mechanization. Importing people to work as second- or third-class human beings (can't call them citizens) is essentially creating an underclass for the betterment of a few. American history is replete with examples of that, most notably the African slave trade. The consequences for society at large are never good in these examples. 

That is, America would have been better off if the English colonists had picked their own goddamned cotton*.
One final bit from the article:
The farm group released a study last year that found that if Congress passed an enforcement-only immigration bill — boosting deportations and tightening border security without improving farmers' access to immigrant labor — fruit production in the U.S. would drop by as much as 61 percent, food prices in grocery stores would rise by 6 percent and the average net farm income would drop by as much as 30 percent.
Look at those numbers carefully and you will see a not inconsiderable detail: According to the farmers themselves, labor costs aren't that big a part of the equation in the final price-to-market for the consumer, not if a 60% reduction in labor only results in a 30% drop in net farm income, and a mere price increase of 6%. I love cheap citrus as much as the next person (Down with SCURVY!), but I think I could absorb a one-time 6% hike in prices in order to have a country that's a little bit cleaner civilly and morally.

* That is something of an anachronism, but the point is clear.

What did anyone expect?

Confirmation of something obvious to anyone with even the most passing association with women's fashion, especially at the high end.
WWD announced that the forthcoming fall campaign by fashion-forward Swedish brand Acne Studios will star Frasse Johansson, who is a 12-year-old boy. Who is modeling very expensive clothes meant for adult women.

“Walking in high heels is so hard,” Johansson told WWD. “I don’t understand how anyone can walk in them.” Welcome to the patriarchy, kiddo, enjoy your blissfully brief stay.

Jonny Johansson, Acne’s creative director (and also the model’s father), asked his son to be a part of the campaign because he believes the boy represents the “new breed” of consumer, for whom the “cut and character” of clothing is paramount, “rather than seeking approval from society or [following] set norms.”
First, this can't be a surprise, given that the industry is dominated by faeries & queers. They've got no interest in the bodies of mature women: not the more obvious signs of womanhood (breasts, hips, type and amount of subcutaneous fat*), and certainly not vaginas. And a great many of them enjoy the form of pubescent boys. (I'll note that chicken hawk is getting redefined to mean an old gay man who chases "men in the 20s" according to the Urban Dictionary, but that's crap. Chicken hawks chase after newly pubescent boys. See Agnostic's blog for more on this topic.) So it's no surprise that this is the form they design clothes for. 

Second, there's a reason that high fashion doesn't appeal to straight men, not even in its application: For clothing to be truly flattering, it needs to be designed to suit the shape of the body wearing it. (This is a necessary but not sufficient condition.) High fashion (and the medium fashion which derives from it) is designed to suit the wet dreams of a bunch of fags who want the age of consent lowered to the age of twelve so they can butt fuck boys without getting arrested. It isn't designed to flatter the bodies of women. Why women put up with this is beyond me. All the poofters need to be chased out of the business of designing clothes for women - only women and straight men should be doing it. (Don't bother telling me there are already such people about - I know. But the gay mafia dominates.)

But this also highlights a trend that has come into stark relief with the coming out of Caitlyn Jenner. Increasingly, certain men are using the current fashions in customs & mores to take over roles for women. Besides Bruce, there's at least one other drag queen who frequently gets mentioned because he is one of the highest paid "female" CEOs in the country. A certain Hollywood director/writer/producer is now one of the most prominent "woman" directors out there. (Sorry Babs, Penny and Katheryn, you guys just aren't faggy enough to be the biggest female director in Hollywood.)

In another case, an international court has ruled that "women" with undescended testicles can compete as women in international competitions. In any sport where power and strength are dominant, women simply won't be able to compete. It's only a matter of time before trannies break the barrier, too. Bruce is probably too old to win the heptathlon now, but there will be others.

And now, 12 year-old boys are going to take the jobs formerly reserved for anorexic, heroin addicted young women.

Women are so screwed. Though only in the figurative sense, as the people screwing them couldn't care less about pussy if you cut their balls off. Welcome to the Twenty-First Century.

* Woman, especially those in their childbearing years, have both more subcutaneous fat under their skin than men (assume both are fit), and it is structured differently. Straight men, and women, can see the difference in skin of males and females. Even the prettiest of men never achieve that kind of softness of look to their skin. Thus, Caitlyn can, at best, look like a post-menopausal woman. Had he made this switch when he was 25, he'd have still looked like a man in that regard no matter what he did otherwise.

At least he's being honest.

A pro-abortion writer at the Daily Beast admits that the videos that have been released about Planned Parenthood have made him re-think his position a bit. (A bit of nagging by his wife also seems to be at play.

But that isn't what caught my attention. It was this bit about deciding to be pro-abortion back in 1985.
After all this, I still consider myself pro-choice, as I have for the last 30 years. I staked out this position during my freshmen year in college. Even then, I understood the abortion debate was a tug-of-war between competing rights—those of the mother versus those of an unborn baby. I sided with the mother. And I tried not to think about the baby.

All this was happening in the 1980s, which was a particularly tense time in the abortion debate. Americans were at each other’s throats. Protesters picketed the offices of abortion providers. Clinics were bombed or set on fire. Doctors who performed abortions were being threatened. The Moral Majority, Operation Rescue, and the Republican Party seemed an intolerant lot. I couldn’t imagine siding with them, so I lined up on the pro-choice side. [emphasis added]
Yep, his stance on the abortion issue was dictated by tribal affiliation as much as any moral considerations.

This is actually pretty common. It's little different from how people decide on which football teams to root for, really. Think of this next time you wonder why the sides completely refuse to listen to each other - it's Alabama vs. Auburn, but with actual consequences to real people.

CNN: Go ahead, admit you're a racist

El Gato: Fuck you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Colin Cowherd was right, but what to name the award?

So a few weeks back, Colin Cowherd, an execrable radio host for ESPN Sports Radio, did not renew his contract with the network. (ESPN is apparently in cost-cutting mode, which is an interesting development on its own.)

Not long thereafter, he made some comments about Dominicans, which those who like to take offense took offense to. Cowherd backed up his comments with a clarification, before ultimately being forced to grovel before being let go from ESPN a couple of weeks early. ESPN thus got to damage a future property of Fox Sports 1 while pretending that the rich Jews that run Disney give a shit about the sensitivities of anyone other than rich Jews. (What stodgy WASPs would call "keeping up appearances".)

I hope to revisit this topic at some point in the future, in more depth, as my writing schedule allows. (It's tough fitting in any writing at all around all the naps in sunny spots during the day. And the night? Well, the night is for other things....)

But I want to make the "So-and-so was right" meme a regular feature, and can't decide on a good name for this. I was thinking of calling it Colin Cowherd Profile in Clueless Truthfulness Award but besides the clunkiness of it, I don't really want to see Colin Cowherd's name all over my journal except as absolutely necessary.

I'm considering calling it The Jimmy the Greek Award, but I'm not sure about that. Jimmy was half-right in his explanation of the dominance of the American black athlete (genetics), but was most likely wrong about the cause of those genetic gifts (the selection pressures predated American slavery, as shown by the dominance of sprinters of west African descent). But that doesn't quite fit Cowherd, as he was pretty much completely correct about the basis of his assertion - he just didn't look past the surface facts to get at any deeper truths. (And who can blame him? Nothing kills a public career dead faster than pointing out any differences in the races that aren't completely complementary to non-Whites.)

So, I'm struggling for the name of the award, and the rationale for using that name. Suggestions, loyal reader?

(If it helps, another retroactive recipient will be Kelly Osbourne, for stating the truth about illegal immigration.)

ADDED: Actually, I've stumbled across the name: The Robbie! More later.

Fun with text searches

Here's a fun story:

The surging ranks of America's ultrapoor

I applied the Sailer Text Search Test, and got the expected results. (Said test involves searching for the string of letters 'immig' or 'migr' to see if the text in question mentions immigration.)

The sheer dishonesty of the elites these days is stunning. How can one discuss rising poverty in recent decades in America without mentioning the massive influx of immigrants, both legal and illegal? Why the lower- and middle- classes aren't stringing these bastards up from trees, alive, with their guts hanging out is beyond me.