Major League Sports in the U.S.

A post about the four major sports in the U.S. and BLM may be of interest. I’ve never been a hockey fan so there’s no need for me to boycott that. I lived in or near Chicago during the Jordan years and was a big fan. I haven’t watched it much since then. I saw a small part of a game in a restaurant recently. I’ll pass. They’re supporters of BLM but don’t want to know anything about abuses by the ChiComs. I was a fan of the Cubs but PC, the mask hysteria and BLM have me boycotting them too. I was a big pro football fan but stopped watching  it four years ago. I see no reason to change now as they have gotten more political. They can all go bankrupt as far as I am concerned.

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Winning decisively

Given the shenanigans of the PA Supreme Court on three day post election voting without a postmark. it seems the Opposition is going to make a run at Pennsylvania and North Carolina on mail in fraud, two linchpins of the 2016 victory.

The best way to succeed in the post election fiasco coming our way is to win the electoral college without these two states. At that point rigorous policing of the corruption can be sustained to hold the Senate and win the House in contested states.... [Read More]

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Peace Between Israel & Various Arabs Is Wonderful, But…

The cause of much middle-east conflict is intra-arab tribal crap.  A huge conflict was, and still festers in many quarters, the Iran/Iraq war.  Good that arabs are chilling with the Israelis, but the region is still a hotbed of tribal barbarians covered with a very thin veneer of Western accouterments. (And, let it be ritually noted that the “Palestinians” are the worst of the whole lot.) Here, Buchanan tries to elucidate something, I’m not quite sure what; he is pretty sharp for an elderly dude, eh?

https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2020/09/18/is-peace-at-hand-in-the-middle-east-n2576417

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Simple Numbers, ergo Simple Decision

Viruses are small.  All filters are not created equal.  Idiocy abounds.  Our citizenry is downright ignorant about basic dimensions.  The gap between the average citizen’s entry-level scientific literacy and that necessary to function in a semi-technical society is about one parsec.

Thankfully, we have American Thinker and Andrea Widburg on duty. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/the_cdc_director_has_doubled_down_on_masks_but_is_he_wrong.html

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Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson – Not Appropriate for Middle Schoolers

A young black girl, Jade, must overcome racism and her own self-destructive behavior to succeed in Renée Watson’s young adult novel, Piecing Me Together, recommended for grade levels 7-9. The author offers an honest appraisal of both petty racism and discrimination, along with self-destructive behaviors that reinforce a cycle of poverty and failure. Although Jade achieves a measure of success in the end, this success comes without her explicitly recognizing and remediating the negative character traits that tend to hold her back. While this book may be appropriate for discussion at the high school level, the ambiguous moral lessons and discussions of topics like sexuality and periods make Piecing Me Together inappropriate for preteens and middle-school-age children.

Spoilers follow.

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Semi Loud

The word for cicadas in Japanese is semi.  They have been chirping or is it singing lately. I will put up a picture of the bug behind a spoiler so some people won’t get creeped out. For others who just want to hear the semi symphony here is a video.

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Appeasement

It is funny how “appeasement” popped into my mind. Isn’t that what is happening now? If only one side with disarm the other side would settle down and not make more demands. It didn’t work so well the last time, did it? Who are the Neville Chamberlains of this generation? I remember Chameberlain was quite popular for a time till his “peace” went to pieces.

Would you describe it with a different word?

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Owen Benjamin’s Karma Ran Over Patreon’s Dogma

Comedian Owen Benjamin, not to be confused with YouTuber Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), was kicked off Patreon last year. His supporters on Patreon were not pleased and used a provision of Patreon’s terms of service to demand arbitration for their complaints. This provision required Patreon to front the arbitration fees.

Patreon’s terms included language that allowed any users of the plaltform to litigate their case individually under California’s JAMS arbitration scheme.... [Read More]

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