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September 22, 2022

We Are Kept Keen On The Grindstone Of Pain And ONTs

Greetings, Deplorables! How's everybody doing? I've been trying to get my new optic mounted. I got it from a left wing weapons manufacturer, I'm trying to get a feel for their tech.


Thursday Quiz


So what's a “fact” that makes you uncomfortable? How about this: There's a certain distance from a nuclear explosion where all the frozen pizzas are perfectly thawed.


America Could Face A Beer Shortage Due To Mississippi Underground Volcano Gas Leak

According to scientific experts, the United States is experiencing a CO2 shortage due to contamination that is showing up in CO2 being sourced from an extinct underground volcano in Mississippi. No, I haven’t been drinking. This isn’t #fakenews. The Jackson Dome, which sits 2,900 feet beneath Jackson, Mississippi, has provided CO2 to the restaurant and beer industries going all the way back to 1977, but this summer, the supply was contaminated by raw gas which means the CO2 is useless and has led to a shortage of the gas that is critical to the brewing industry. You know where this is going: the supply chain is being wrecked and prices have jumped as a result.

If there's one thing that would be sure to throw the country into chaos, it's running out of beer.

Get them off of me!

Scientists have calculated how many ants are on Earth.

And it's a lot. The biomass of ants is greater than all birds and mammals combined.

“It’s unimaginable,” Patrick Schultheiss, a lead author on the study who is now a researcher at the University of Würzburg in Germany, said in a Zoom interview. “We simply cannot imagine 20 quadrillion ants in one pile, for example. It just doesn’t work.”
Counting all those insects — or at least enough of them to come up with a sound estimate — involved combining data from “thousands of authors in many different countries” over the span of a century, Schultheiss added.

20 quadrillion. What's weird is that about half of them live in my yard. When we first moved to Texas, everybody kept apologizing about the heat. They should have apologized for the bugs. We've got ants everywhere. Not fire ants, fortunately, but the little sugar ants. And boy do they get angry if we're late with the rent.

Idiots Out Walking Around

No, not Iowa. New York City.

My Morning With the Park Slope Panthers

I swear, I thought I was a parody or a script for a pretty funny skit. Nope. The Post reported on the meeting too.

Seems a resident of Park Slope attempted to start a neighborhood watch/Guardian Angel type group to combat the rise in crime in his neighborhood.

The group—a few older, white women who love their pets; a young white man who said he was there for the sake of his younger sister’s safety; a forty-something Asian woman who wanted to “elevate Park Slope culture as a whole”—nodded along. The Venn diagram for Park Slopers and Democratic voters is pretty much a circle. No one wanted to be labeled Park Karens. This made the whole crime-fighting thing a bit awkward: “It’s about finding a way that’s non-biased to report these things and have people feel like it’s safe here,” said Emily, one of the Panthers.“You don’t want to fall into that stereotype of privilege.”  A group of four who looked to be in their early twenties—three women and one man—rolled up about 15 minutes into the meeting. “Are y’all the Park Slope Panthers?” The one who asked was dragging a speaker on wheels and playing electronic music, presumably to drown out the meeting. “We are super not into you guys having your meeting or doing anything in the park.” 

As far as the name, and the fortysomething dude’s problem with it: “There’s two statues of panthers at an entrance to the park,” Nammack pointed out, gesturing toward the two limestone pedestals designed by Stanford White. The panthers had been sculpted by Alexander Phimister Proctor, and had been there since 1898.
Didn’t matter. “Using the Panthers as your group’s name is kind of abhorrent to me,” said one of the girls. She was white, wearing cut-off jean shorts, loafers with socks, and a Baggu purse. “It feels antithetical to what the Black Panthers would stand for.” The next girl to speak said her name was Sky. She, too, was white, and had also grown up in the neighborhood: “It’s easy to be wrong about who you’re going after, particularly when those are some of the few black people still living in the neighborhood, and they’ve been pushed out on the streets by all white, ultra-wealthy people.” 

There's more, so much more, but you'll have to follow the link to read it. I did come to a realization while reading, however. These people....they're Eloi. I mean to a fuckin' T. And the Morlocks are coming out to feed.


America's blackest city elected a Democratic Socialist mayor and there are problems

It's not going well.

Pronounced kuh-LEED kuh-MAH-oo, the mayor legally changed his name when he was 18, choosing to use all lowercase letters in the West African Yoruban tradition that prizes the community over the individual. Whereas the former mayor and most of the council members practice the incremental, integrationist, typically more moderate politics of Atlanta’s Black elite, kamau is much more radical — a gay, Christian, socialist, self-described “elected activist” and “Black nationalist,” a former film student, flight attendant, bus driver, Black Lives Matter organizer and city council member. As mayor, he has to this point, and to the constant consternation of his fellow Democratic South Fulton elected officials, stressed his slogans of “America’s Blackest City” and “Black on Purpose.” His goal, he has said, is to create here not only a “laboratory” for progressive policy but “a real-life Wakanda”

The city council is trying desperately to save the city from his madness

in a tense convening in which it felt like most of the onlookers on-hand were kamau supporters from the area’s Black activist community, the council effectively un-fired the city attorney — kamau could do what he did, according to the city charter, and the council also could do what it did — voiced strenuous support for the police department and its chief, stripped kamau of his duty as chair of this meeting and finally and unceremoniously instituted a vote of no confidence in the mayor. “A vote of no confidence in Mayor khalid kamau is warranted. It is necessary,” said a practically seething Corey Reeves, the mayor pro tem. He called kamau’s remarks earlier in the week “misleading,” “false” and “simply irresponsible.” He “stood on the steps of Camelot condominiums,” Reeves continued, “and instead of calling out the slum lords, he chose to call out this council by saying there is a culture of corruption, a culture in which it is perceived he is the nucleus.” He said he and his fellow members of council had been “rendered choiceless” in their no-confidence vote… …the rest of the city council took turns censuring the mayor.

Running a city according to CRT doesn't work. Who would have thunk such a thing?


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