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December 15, 2017

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition


The only rule that we chimps agree on is the infield fly rule. Why do you people want more rules? Just throw poo at the cable company and get a satellite dish...that's what we did.

My Life in a Post Net-Neutrality World

On Thursday, December 14th 2017, a day that will live in infamy, the FCC lead Net Neutrality up to the chopping block, and in one vote, swept its sweet head from its body. Our body.

And now we are lost. Those damn service providers BLEW IT UP! YOU MANIACS! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

Don't worry, it's all tongue-in-cheek, and pretty well done.

But I'll let Kurt Schlichter have the last word...


3 Florida men charged in shark-dragging video

I get the disgust for the behavior of these troglodytes, if in fact it is a real shark that was alive, but let us not lose sight of the pesky little fact that many of these over-the-top laws are simply an outgrowth of the progressive desire to stifle hunting, fishing, and any enjoyment of our natural resources other than by hipster douchebags who pack-out their feces, or at least claim to....

And how about a little perspective. It wasn't a child, it wasn't your grandmother. It was an animal.

Eric Hovland, the Florida Aquarium’s associate curator, said the video made his “stomach flip,” and he described it as “animal lynching.”

“It’s flipping and tossing around,” Hovland said of the shark in the video. “It looks like it’s even been roped by the tail. I mean this just wasn’t hooked on a line and accidentally dragged. This was purposeful and tragic.”

$50 says this dude has a man-bun.

Most bizarre college courses 2017: 'Hooking up,' 'Queer Religion' and 'sexy' vampires
Brown University’s American Studies Department offers a course that uses specific objects “including sugar, milk, vibrators, and Spanx” as case studies “to critically consider how material culture informs and signals identity.”

Aside from the remote possibility that the instructor will teach xer students something about writing, what possible benefit does this class offer? It certainly doesn't teach anything other than how to sharpen one's victim status, it doesn't hone analytical skills because the analysis being taught is obviously biased, and there are no skills that can be transferred to employment.

They should just cut to the chase and offer "Steamed Milk Design And Implementation Strategies For a Post-Manufacturing Economy."


Wednesday's Morning Rant got under the skin of a few commenters, a few of whom left mostly reasonable replies that are worth a read. I don't agree, but this is not an echo chamber.. And there are a few raving lunatics who extrapolated my words to wild and unsupportable conclusions. And there was one comment that was mostly reasonable, but then ended with this:
When I got out of the academy, Chicago PD started at about $28k/year (2001). But I did deploy in support of OEF, with the BSM and the TBI to prove it. Did I see you over there somewhere, CBD?

So, apparently, if I didn't serve in the military and wasn't deployed to a combat zone I have no right to criticize the current law enforcement quagmire that we are in.

Got it. I'll remind you of that when you comment about something with which you have no direct experience. Or I could just tell you to stuff your credentialism up your ass.

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