The fact is, no one will care if Mark Zuckerberg drowns in his bathtub, other than his mail order wife. The same is true of Jeff Bezos. The billionaire class is no more essential to society than any other luxury good. They are tolerable unless they become a burden. The BQ | The Z Blog
Yesterday a friend of mine was saying that after 9/11 the country pulled together for a while. And it did. But my response to the remark was that the pulling-together lasted just a few days and even at the outset there were many dissenting (mostly leftist) voices blaming America or even rejoicing that America got its comeuppance. 9/11: Sixteen years
Trump Follows Poon Commandment VII | Chateau Heartiste Trump is doing exactly what I predicted he would do after eight months of the GOPe thwarting him at every turn: dissociating himself from Congressional recucklicans and threatening their 2018 midterm prospects by reaching out to Dems. This is CLASSIC push/pull Game. Works on girls, works on cucks.
What’s the difference between Game of Thrones character Cersei Lannister and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? One is an entitled narcissist who quietly supported her lecherous husband (whom she clearly loathed) when it was politically convenient, then insisted it was her turn to rule (even though it wasn’t), chose boot-lickers, ass-kissers, and elitist bankers as her advisors while alienating more competent and better-liked people who might have helped her, exacted petty vengeance on imagined enemies, escaped justice and the judgment of the people by destroying her main rival—the charismatic, income-inequality obsessed populist—with an explosive cheat, and was left confused why so many people in her country would rather be ruled by a complete political unknown who tells it like it is. The other fucks her twin brother. Of Course Hillary Clinton Identifies with Cersei Lannister. They Are the Same Person. – Hit & Run : Reason.com
“Urban Search and Rescue dogs that were deployed at Ground Zero included Australian shepherds, German shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Border Collies, Portuguese Water Dogs, Belgian Malinois, Giant Schnauzers, and even Rat Terriers. What a dog could do with its nose was invaluable in the search. What a dog could do with its heart was equally invaluable.” The Few, The Proud…….The Dogs Of 9/11 |
The Dems 2020 Field Taking Shape And then there’s one really old fossil the Post includes on its list of 15 prospects: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who will be 82 in 2020. Seriously? Yes: given than Brown is addicted to running for office, it wouldn’t surprise me if he thinks about it and starts visiting New Hampshire after his term ends next year.
CNN throws in the towel on fake Russian news The only reason the people at CNN were unable to produce is that there was no there there. And that’s the real reason for the unit’s ignominious end. The news project was not premised on finding the truth, as real journalism is supposed to, but on confirming the left’s deepest rage, resentment, and fear â that the election was stolen from them by the hated Russians.
How Poets Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Academy In many ways poets have traded reliance on an aristocratic elite for a technocratic one — the patron for the administrator. The particular kind of cultural compromise that the modernist poet-critics normalized has made it harder to conceive of an autonomous poetic culture that exists apart from bureaucratic institutions.
Miss America Goes Political, Like the Rest of the Culture The judges likely weren’t just testing the contestants’ ability to handle tricky, politically-charged issues. Rather, they saw the pageant as a convenient way to press their own political agendas on the American public. Just as awards shows like the Emmys and Grammys are increasingly becoming platforms for a series of liberal political speeches, the pageant judges just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to try to score political points for their cause in front of a big audience.
John Derbyshire Tries To Read Genius T. Coates’s Latest Blackety-Black Effusion, Falls Asleep Coates, meritless in himself, is just a handy token. This is goodwhite elite represented by the MacArthur Foundation sticking a finger in the collective eye of badwhites. This is just affirmative action taken to the next level. Coates got the grant for being this yearâs Pet Black, just as Barack Obama got the Nobel Prize for being Pet Black of 2008. It’s goodwhites’ way of mocking and humiliating the tens of millions of nonblacks who are better writers than Coates, the tens of millions who are worthier of a Nobel Prize, on any rational meritocratic basis, than Obama.
Hermes Sells Rocks with Leather Straps as $840 Paperweights I understand that price is an important factor in maintaining the exclusivity of a brand, but there are limits, and I’m pretty sure that charging close to $1,000 for a rockand a leather strap is way beyond them.
Vox Popoli: Magic Dirt Fail in LA Carolla: Those people have done their best to fuck up everything they can. School system is fucking unusable. Barbed wire around every freeway side. Gangs tagging fucking Nature, rocks and trees. It’s a traffic nightmare. Basically, the stuff that God did, several million years ago? That’s the good part of LA. Everyone else is getting their head kicked in at Dodger Stadium. But as far as the city planners, and the mayor and all that, you guys have fucked up everything you’ve touched. Plate tectonics gets an A+ from two-whatever Zooic era, when everything shifted, and turned, and we thawed. I’ve lived here my whole life and it’s now shit.
London Sewer Workers Fighting Intense “Sewer War” Against 820-Foot ‘Fatberg’ The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, the agency says, with the extreme rock-solid mass weighing in at 130 metric tons, or the same as 11 double decker buses. “This fatberg is up there with the biggest we’ve ever seen. It’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it’s set hard,” said Matt Rimmer, Thames Water’s head of waste networks, who adds that it’s “like trying to break up concrete.”