Monday, August 19, 2019

On the Likelihood that Slavery Reparations Will Facilitate Better Race Relations In the U.S.

My suspicion is that it will only make things worse in that it will likely build resentment, create more barriers, etc...…..And what if things don't get better for black people post these reparations? Still more reparations? Yeah, I don't know 'bout this...……………………………………………………………..P.S. It's also instructive to point out that a large chunk of the black population now resides in the middle-class and so why should working-class white people be asked to bank-roll them? Fair question, no?

On the Fact that I Know Comedy Gold When I See it......AND THIS IS IT!!

   I laughed so hard, I swear. Boll and Branch sheets, indeed.

On Florida State's Intriguing Walk-In Quarterback, Nolan McDonald

Yeah, the kid was athletic enough to get an offer from both Air Force (a predominantly running program) and Boise State (a predominantly passing program) but decided to walk-on at Florida State to be with his brother...……...and being that the four fellas ahead of him aren't exactly Charlie Ward, Jameis Winston, Casey Weldon, and Chris Weinke (great FSU quarterbacks from the past), I wouldn't be surprised to see him on the field this year...……………………………………………………….P.S. He can also play on defense (safety), so if there are some injuries or problems on that side of the ball, he can step in there, too.

On the Fact that One UFC-Caliber MMA Fighter Could Decimate an Entire Regiment of Those Basement-Dwelling Tool-Bag Antifa Communists and Wouldn't that Be a Glorious Vision to Behold?

I know that that sounds a bit harsh but please keep in mind that these chumps go around attacking women, the elderly, and even gay people (that little Korean dude from Quillette, for example) and so a little taste of their own deranged medicine might do both them and the public some good, I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

On the New York Times Altering One of its Headlines Recently After a Bevy of Lowbrow Leftist Politicians Complained About the Original One (it Wasn't Anti-Trump Enough, I Guess)

There isn't a lot that surprises me these days but not even I was prepared for this level of brazenness. I mean, they're not even trying to hide it anymore.

On the Fact that from 1990 to 2012 (per the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and as Chronicled In "The Wealth of States"), New Hampshire's Total Air-Passenger Traffic Grew by an Astounding 360%, 3 1/2 Times More than Vermont's, 4 1/2 Times More than Maine's, 5 Times More than Rhode Island's, 8 1/2 Times More than Massachusetts's, and 24 Times More than Connecticut's

Hmm, I wonder, do you think that it might have a little something to do with the fact that New Hampshire doesn't have an income tax......or a  sales tax? I'm thinking that it might (especially when you combine this with New Hampshire's superior growth in other areas; net migration, percentage of the country's total GDP, etc.).

On Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of the Mentally Ill

Yeah, it sounds good but what folks have to realize is that there are literally MILLIONS of people in this country with a diagnosis of mental illness (ranging from mild anxiety all the way to schizoid affective disorder) and to deny a basic constitutional right to all of them seems a bit draconian (especially when there's not a lot of evidence to say that mental illness correlates with violent behavior). Maybe if it can be shown that a specific individual with a specific diagnosis is a threat to others we can consider it (along with due process of course) but beyond that it seems a bit dicey to me...…………………………………………………………………………………..P.S. A law like this could also dissuade people from seeking psychological help due to a fear that it might result in a loss of their gun-rights...….which would make matters worse for everybody.