Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Biden Endorses "Gender-Affirming" Surgical Amputations for Young Children on "Transgender Day of Visibility"
April 01, 2022

THE MORNING RANT – Buck Shots [4/01/2022]


The Church Of Covid’s School Lockdowns Hurt Minorites The Most

In a country obsessed with white privilege and racism, can we please have a “national discussion” on how destructive two years of lockdowns and “remote learning” have been to minorities?

Literacy scores show widening achievement gap in D.C. during pandemic [Washington Post – 3/17/2022]

The overwhelmingly white, work-from-home, laptop class was able to maintain their children’s educational progress through the Covid years by effectively home-schooling them. Children of those less privileged, on the other hand, pretty much missed two entire years of schooling. Sadly, elementary-aged children who fall several years behind in math and reading are generally doomed to never catch up.

Sey Yglesias.JPG

The gentry white leftists always shrieking about racism are the same people who locked minorities out of school for two years.

Once upon a time in parts of this country, the white ruling class sought to deny an education to children of color, so as to maintain a separation of economic status. We seem to still be living in such a time.


A Victory Against Intrusive Government

We are winning some battles against out-of-control government employees at the state level. There has been plenty of press coverage about Ron DeSantis signing into law a bill that prevents Florida teachers from talking about sexual acts and orientations with little children. Here’s another much welcome setback for rogue government employees, this one from Tennessee.

Judges strike down Tennessee law allowing warrantless searches by state wildlife officials

The longstanding practice of conducting warrantless searches on private property by officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency [“TWRA”] is unconstitutional, a three judge panel hearing a case in Benton County Circuit Court ruled Tuesday.

My initial reaction to this story was disbelief. I had no idea that wildlife officials were going onto private property without a warrant, setting up surveillance cameras, and staking out property owners on the property owner’s land.

In case there is any confusion, I detest poachers. I detest illegal hunting. I strongly support game wardens apprehending poachers and sending them to jail. Legally. If game wardens need to access private property to stop poaching, I strongly support that too…so long as they get a warrant. They are easy to obtain with a minimum of probable cause. But an officer who feels he has a general warrant to access anyone’s property at any time is a dangerously powerful person.

Hunter Hollingsworth, a Benton County railroad worker, said Wednesday he felt vindicated after years of challenging multiple TWRA officers forays onto his property, where they secretly hid behind bushes to videotape Hollingsworth, his girlfriend and friends while they hunted and socialized. They patrolled his land and surveilled his movements.

One of the judges cited an incident in which a TWRA officer showed up without a warrant on Hollingsworth’s property. Mr. Hollingsworth told the TWRA officer that he wasn’t invited onto his property.

“When you bought your hunting license, you invited me,” the officer told Hollingsworth.
I did a brief internet search and read several stories going back several years about this case, and I don’t see anywhere that TWRA had cause to believe that Mr. Hollingsworth had violated Tennessee’s game laws. It sounds more like Hollingsworth responded defiantly to TWRA engaging in routine trespassing on his land, after which TWRA used the power of their general warrant to harass and persecute Mr. Hollingsworth.

This is a welcome ruling.


TVA Disappoints Biden By Choosing Reliable Energy over “Renewable” Energy

Still more bad news for the elites from out here in the hinterlands…

Largest Federal Utility Chooses Gas, Undermining Biden’s Climate Goals [NY Times – 3/17/2022]

President Biden wants electricity generated from wind, solar and other clean sources. The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to invest in fossil fuels instead.

Demanding that utility companies provide 100% of electricity from unreliable “renewable” sources is as feasible as demanding that the palladium in batteries be spun from straw instead of being mined from the earth.

In its deliberations about replacing coal-fired generators, the T.V.A. found that solar or other zero-emissions sources would be less dependable and more expensive than gas, said Catherine Butler, a spokeswoman for the T.V.A.

Good on Ms. Butler for daring to speak the simple truth. Of course, trying to explain to journalists why “renewable” energy is neither reliable nor sufficient, is like trying to explain to your child why you can’t buy her a pet unicorn.

“We have an obligation to serve, and ensure the lights come on,” she said. “So, when renewables aren’t available, natural gas will be available to ensure that reliable, resilient service is available to power our communities.”

It’s time to re-brand the “renewable energy versus hydrocarbons” debate. The question is will we try to replace Reliable energy with Unreliable energy. Choosing Unreliable energy would be civilizational suicide.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

digg this
posted by Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
10 Bares: ""my words disappeared Posted by: rhennigantx" ..."

Notsothoreau: "I paid off the Capital One cards with the high int ..."

Skip : "Knew it was going to be snuck in early yet didn't ..."

Skip : "Tolle Lege ..."

Tonypete: "my words disappeared Posted by: rhennigantx ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - [b]again[/b]! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]automated digital censorship tools will never b ..."

Military Moron: "It's a beautiful, warm day here, after a sudden co ..."

pawn: "Time wasting eye-candy for nerds: https://tinyu ..."

fd: "I've put $20k on a credit card and paid it off in ..."

rhennigantx: "my words disappeared ..."

JackStraw: ">>What would they do if they didn't have a credit ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice: "Speaking of cars, I'm seeing tons of Youtube short ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64