Did Governor Northam Ever Hear This Song?

I first encountered this song on an album titled “Sing a Song of Sickness”. Other songs on the album were “50 Million Commies Can’t Be Wrong” and “Bring Back Those Guillotine Days”. At the time, back in the 1970s, it was all in fun.

In a slightly related note, a friend told me of someone working in Japan who tried out on the secretary some insults he had found in the book Japanese in Action.

They work.

They work very well.

But they weren’t real to him, so he didn’t get it — at first.

You may think this doesn’t apply to you…..

The Curmudgeon

hope for our future

Nate Wilson, son of my favorite blogger and preacher Doug Wilson, has formulated a rule that more boards and committees should be aware of. He has said that “in any meeting that lasts over twenty minutes, someone will propose something which, if implemented, will ruin everything.” Don’t I know it.

I was on the board of a private Classical and Christian School, modeled after the principles expressed by Dorothy Sayers, in her book The Lost Tools of Learning, and of Doug Wilson’s update, Recovering The Lost Tools of Learning. My oldest daughter was part of their first class, and my other two daughters followed her a few years later. We started with the most marvelous of conditions, or so we thought. The entire board, faculty and student body were composed of members of two compatible conservative Christian churches. Our small town was located in…

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The Math Of Wishful Thinking On Unskilled Worker Pay

The Math Of Wishful Thinking On Unskilled Worker Pay A $33 minimum wage. That’s what Ginia Bellafante is suggesting in The New York Times — based on what it would take for workers to live comfortably in New York City: A single parent with two school-age children, for example would need to make nearly $69,427 a year, according to City Harvest’s Self-Sufficiency calculator.

Source: The Math Of Wishful Thinking On Unskilled Worker Pay

How To Make It Seem You’re Helping Low-Wage Workers While Actually Killing Their Chances For Employment

How To Make It Seem You’re Helping Low-Wage Workers While Actually Killing Their Chances For Employment Economist Daniel J. Mitchell has blogged a comprehensive piece about the ruinousness of a mandated higher minimum wage. Businesses go out of business when their wage costs are just too high — we’ve seen it in Seattle and other places where there was a mandated raising of the minimum wage.

Source: How To Make It Seem You’re Helping Low-Wage Workers While Actually Killing Their Chances For Employment

Borders and Brexit

Here is a good, succinct demolition of the argument that if the UK leaves the European Union on World Trade Organisation-based terms, rather by some “Brexit-in-name-only” fiasco, there will need to be a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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About that statistic of “immigrants” committing fewer crimes than citizens

How many times have you heard the carefully worded claims from media “experts” about how immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than citizens? If you follow the news at all closely I’m guessing it’s been fairly often. Of course, the careful wording is required so they don’t have to invoke the phrase “illegal immigrants” (i.e. illegal aliens) and ruin their narrative.

Source: About that statistic of “immigrants” committing fewer crimes than citizens

A Stone Cold FBI Raid

Stately McDaniel Manor

I’ll not spend any real time on the arrest and prosecution of Roger Stone. Stone, as I’m sure you know by now gentle readers, is an old friend of Donald Trump who apparently served, briefly as an informal advisor during the 2016 presidential campaign.  What this likely means is his relationship with Mr. Trump allowed him to occasionally offer advice, which Mr. Trump, being polite, may or may not have heeded.  I’ve seen no evidence to suggest their relationship during the campaign was more involved than that.

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Majority of Fatal Attacks Statistics

This came up on Facebook tonight:

“Majority of fatal attacks on U.S. soil carried out by white supremacists, not terrorists” The link is to a Washington Times piece.

Well, I can post links too.

FACT CHECK: 94 Percent of U.S. Terrorism Fatalities Are Caused by Islamic Terrorists

POSTED ON APRIL 14, 2009 BY JOHN HINDERAKER

WATCH OUT FOR THOSE CRAZY RIGHT WINGERS!

NY Times Launches Histrionic Alarm Over “White Nationalism” Days Before Election

The Left Insists We All Fight Those Invisible Unknowable Evils Of Patriarchy, Privilege And Micro Ag…

The urge to believe in something can be so great that people can sincerely see things that aren’t there.  The social media obsession with racism and toxic masculinity eventually turned the Covington boy’s “smirking faces” into the new Evil Clown sighting of 2019.

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However that may be it is worth considering that the Covington incident — like the Evil Clowns — was simply an instance of mass hysteria — something we psyched ourselves into seeing.  All you need is a compelling narrative and a susceptible audience willing to believe the tale and you can have an online version of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds where the skit about a Martian invasion was taken as fact.

THE LEFT INSISTS WE ALL FIGHT THOSE INVISIBLE UNKNOWABLE EVILS OF PATRIARCHY, PRIVILEGE AND MICRO AGGRESSIONS. IS IT ANY SURPRISE THE RESULT IS HYSTERIA? The Evil Clowns.

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