Juxtaposition

In the field of Project Management, there is always a risk of miscommunication between the consumers of a product and the developers of the product.  This is often summarized with a common user complaint after the product arrives: “It’s exactly what I asked for, but it’s not what I wanted!”

On a tangential but almost related note, 20th Century satirist and social critic H.L. Mencken once remarked that “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

I think if one places these sentiments in proximity, one can better understand the “solidarity pledge” published on Monday by the The Daily Princetonian, particularly this gem:

Perpetuation of double standards regarding the establishment of affinity living spaces. While the University allows for students to live together based on shared artistic (e.g. Edwards Collective ) or sustainability (e.g. Pink House) interests, it has declined to allow living spaces based on shared race or ethnicity.

You know, I’m pretty certain that there was a really big fight over this, primarily in the Democratic South, from the 1950s through the 1970s.  A lot of people, black and white, came together and fought to END the “separate but equal” policies that were so prevalent. And now, hordes of melty little historically illiterate snowflakes would rather hide than fight to hold on to the social gains their parents and grandparents suffered to achieve.

Freedom costs, and it is worth fighting for.  Sadly, freedom also encompasses the right to choose to hide from the scary voices that one is historically and intellectually unequipped to reasonably combat.

In the vernacular, it all comes back to properly defining the product you want delivered. In other words…

Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it, good and hard. 

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Question of the Day

How large is the intersection of these two sets of people:

A: People who are praising actor  Ed Skrein for withdrawing from the Hellboy reboot because he is not of the same ethnic background (Asian-American) as the original character in the source material;

AND

B: People who want Idris Elba cast as the next James Bond.

I think Idris Elba is a fantastic actor.  I love his work, especially in the BBC series Luther.  I think he could also be a tremendous James Bond. But the fact remains that he is not of the same ethnic background as the original character in the source material.

You can’t have it both ways.

And another thing: it is my opinion that the Doctor is and always has been a unique character in the science fiction universe. For fifty-five years the Doctor has been an ever-changing male character, but coming soon, she will be female.  One of the wonderful things about sci-fi is the number of possibilities and choices that are available to the writers and showrunners. The freedom to take risks like this (and it is a risk to offer such a change to an audience overwhelmingly familiar with a male Doctor) is what creating art is all about.

I like Jodie Whitaker too.  I think she could be a fantastic Doctor.  Much will depend on the strength of the stories she is given and of the supporting cast.  A new showrunner with
new ideas setting new expectations makes this the perfect time to make this change.  I hope it brings a new demographic to the show, and I hope she succeeds in the role. But I’m not so foolish to think that if the ratings suffer, she won’t be replaced. Doctor Who is not ars gratia artis, it’s art for profit, and the goals are different.

But nothing ever remains static in television or movies.  Change happens all the time, whether we like it or not. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead have made a separate art form within an art form of shocking their audiences with the unexpected deaths of major characters.

In the long run, I think it is simply foolish for those people who believe casting choices should conform to some arbitrary and capricious social justice agenda.  That cheapens the art. Let the artist have the vision and bring it forth as he or she desires.

If you don’t like it, don’t buy it.

Look for yourself and see what Marvel Comics has learned in the last three or four years about this.

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G.R.O.U.C.H. Or R.E.A.S.O.N.

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DON’T BE A DUMBFUCK.

It seems as if every town has an organization that, for our purposes, we shall refer to as the Group of Residents Outraged and United in Common Hostility. It doesn’t matter where you are. They all have an active chapter of the G.R.O.U.C.H. that wants all services delivered to their front door, and the tax bill that comes with it forwarded to the rich folks on the other side of town.

How can you tell if you are dealing with a chapter of G.R.O.U.C.H., and not a branch of the Responsible, Ethical Association of Sensible Outcomes Negotiated?

When a R.E.A.S.O.N. chapter approaches city government with a list of grievances, they will generally provide a road map for a direction they would like the city to take regarding the issues that they are concerned about.

G.R.O.U.C.H. makes baseless allegations without providing a shred of evidence. For instance, here’s a Black Lives Matter Organizer demanding that white people simply sign over their property to poor people:

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As a citizen interested in community involvement, we find ourselves drawn to R.E.A.S.O.N.

R.E.A.S.O.N. tells us that a citizen’s property is the fruit of his labor, and belongs to him.  Only a G.R.O.U.C.H. would suggest that someone else has a right to his property for their own use.

Consider this paragraph lifted from a Myrtle Beach G.R.O.U.C.H. chapter’s Facebook page:

Now it is all about gouging everyone for money, rudeness, and lining their own pockets and if they get in trouble, bribing their way out with cash. Now they are dealing w/ a windfall of cash from the TDF which is the penny sales tax only due in MB city limits, and they know they can personally use the money, pay off people to shut up w/ the money, and when a local person or business has a reasonable problem, they are abused, harassed, and their businesses are targeted for closure.

Let us dissect this single paragraph to see why this group qualifies as a G.R.O.U.C.H. affiliate.

“It’s all about gouging everyone for money…”

Examples? Do you know of anyone who has been gouged? How do you define “gouging?” Maybe what may seem like “gouging” to a G.R.O.U.C.H. may look more like a reasonable price adjustment if one takes the time and effort to discern the facts. A more recognizable example of “gouging” would be when a hard-traveling vexatious litigant files multiple Federal lawsuits, all seeking tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in nonexistent damages for butthurt suffered at his own hands, in far-flung places like Maryland, Wisconsin, and Illinois before finally settling in South Carolina and filing another one after just three or four weeks of residency, before he has even secured better than transient lodgings.

THAT’S “gouging.”

Why would someone do that??

“…lining their own pockets…”

Oh.  Of course. If your only source of income is a pittance from the government earned from the sweat of 30-40 posts a day on political websites for eleven years on the taxpayer dime, and your inflat-a-skank gamer girlfriend blows it all on gaming account subscriptions and incestuous gay pornography, you’re going to need to seek extra income.  Especially when WalMart won’t hire you, even as a greeter on the overnight shift when the store is closed.

“…and if they get in trouble, bribing their way out with cash.”

The Federal Jails are FILLED with corrupt public officials who thought they could get away with taking bribes as enticement to exert influence. Four words. Democrat William J. Jefferson. Where is your proof of this gross misuse of the taxpayer dollar?

The writer goes on to rail against the crooks who would use their positions of trust – say, at the NIH – to suck up tax money as salary while spending all day on the Internet posting their uninformed political opinions and claiming to be unable to walk.

A little proof would go a long way to make this person sound more like a concerned citizen and less like an ignorant DUMBFUCK narcissist with Dunning-Kruger expertise in every subject and skill he’s ever read about.

To be affiliated with R.E.A.S.O.N. means to approach real problems with real solutions.

We all want the street lights on at night, the streets paved and repaired, the water to be clean, the police to be well-paid and respected, the criminals to look elsewhere for victims. If you approach the issues with R.E.A.S.O.N., you know the money to pay for all that has to come from somewhere.

R.E.A.S.O.N. also tells you that people who live their lives on the government tit, claiming poverty, disability and screaming “FEED ME AND MY SIXTEEN FATHERLESS CHILDREN” are the true drag on the taxpayer.

If you are a G.R.O.U.C.H., then you believe the fact that you level unproven accusations such as defamation, libel, intentional infliction of emotion distress, abuse of process and “saying mean things about me to ALL THE LANDLORDS!!!” means they are true, so tell your lawyer to settle already so I can own your houses and cars, but not your wives, kids or pets, because I’ll just abandon them on the side of the road or toss them in a river or something.

Like any city during these turbulent times, Myrtle Beach has issues that need to be faced. Who do we want facing them?

Well, if you come from a place of R.E.A.S.O.N. you don’t approacch problems and toss the ultimate question off without suggesting a solution.

Ask yourself, “WHAT WOULD A DUMBFUCK DO?” and then find someone who wants to do the exact opposite.  You’ll be glad you did.

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I’M A PRIVATE CITIZEN!

AND I JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE.

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Why Steal Tweets? Why Not?

Sometimes, with some people…extra precautions are necessary when documenting very dangerous levels of stupidity.

And by dangerous I mean “handling nitroglycerin” dangerous.  The kind of dangerous that fear pee-soaked, sandy vagina, nutshuffling penises will delete without warning in a sudden explosion of rank cowardice.

Take this guy, for instance: he might be a world record holder in Twitter cowardice, with the most lost, abandoned or suspended Twitter handles in history. But since he’s a SJW-pussy, Twitter just lets him keep on keepin’ on, as long as his impotent attacks are directed at acceptable targets, even if they are so far out of his intellectual class they might as well be orbiting a different star (and I think that’s everybody who isn’t made of latex and living in a hotel).

This particular DUMBFUCK recently peed himself in an effort to show how the lawsuit in which he is currently sinking fast as a defendant will hinge on HOW TWITTER WORKS rather than on HOW A CONTRACT WORKS.

The reason he wants to argue about Twitter and not about contracts is painfully obvious to anyone with a double digit IQ.

But that’s not the purpose of this post.

The purpose of this post is to explore the reasons why Zombies like myself take screen caps of people’s tweets.

In three simple words: “Because they’re cowards.”

The image you see above is a screencap of a tweet. It’s STOLEN.  (shhh! our little secret…)

I made an image file of it, and uploaded it to an image hosting site.

Why would I do that?

So I could EMBED the URL of the tweet underneath it when I included the image in this post.  You’ll notice that the cursor changes because the image is a link.  Click it, if you want to go to a DUMFUCK Twitter account.

So there must be some advantage to doing this, right?

Indeed there is!

If you were an enterprising zombie, and you chose to delve into the archives on this site, you would find no small number of posts that make somewhat less sense now than they did when they were first published. The reason for this is that I followed the Twitter terms of service and embedded a tweet in the post.

And then the owner of the tweet (GUESS WHO?!?) deleted the tweet, and often the entire account, because he figured out that he might get in trouble for it, and that if he deleted the whole thing the trouble would vanish. Kind of like the old “Family Circus” cartoons:

Y’all remember the name of the oldest kid, don’tcha? Of course you do!

What I have done – what is necessary to do with someone who refuses to produce documents in discovery – is retain an image of the original tweet, so that certain nutshuffling footlong lovers who enjoy watching men fellate other men

It’s true!

can’t delete the evidence of their perfidy and later deny it ever happened.

So you can call it theft if you like, but wouldn’t it just be easier to use the term that a certain DUMBFUCK himself favors:

EVIDENCE GATHERING.

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One of Those Days

Have you ever been driving to the office, and a song comes on the radio, full of existential angst, and there’s one line in the lyrics that hits you in a certain way.  Suddenly you feel all maudlin and philosophical, but you go with that, and you feel bubbling to the surface of your mind a beautiful, life-changing thought–

and then some asshole cuts you off in traffic and you lose the thought forever?

Well, that totally didn’t happen to me today.

Carry on.

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The Things You Learn By Paying Attention

Bill Schmaleldt, sooperleegulljeenyus, has filed 8 LOLSUITS in the last three years.

Seven were filed or counterfiled in federal court. The other was dismissed F from a state court because Bill Schmalfeldt does not understand the rules, and by “does not understand the rules” I mean “is a drooling idiot.”

Of the seven filed in federal court, 3 times he filed an amended complaint, and one suit has an amended complaint pending, according to the DUMBFUCK himself.

Of the three cases where an amended complaint was NOT filed, obviously those cases were dismissed due either to the fatal errors that were left uncorrected or at the request of the plaintiff through his welfare attorney.

The three cases where DUMBFUCK’S amended complaints solved every problem…were wildly successful, if by wildly successful I actually mean dismissed by the most basic of motions to dismiss.

At least one of those cases (as far as the general public knows) was dismissed based on a motion to dismiss filed by the Worst Attorney in the World, whom DUMBFUCK is too great a coward to name as a defendant in LOLSUIT VIII – The Fat and the Furryious.

Another of those three suits was dismissed WITH PREJUDICE by the plaintiff himself, and oh, how the fear pee flowed that day, and when DUMBFUCK fled Maryland.

The last of the three LOLSUITS that DUMBFUCK Bill Schmalfeldt amended to solve all the fatal flaws was dismissed for no discernible reason. Thank God for that, too, because if there is one thing that our Ballonpricker has shown the world over three years of futility, it’s that he LEARNS FROM THE FEW MISTAKES HE HAS EVER MADE.

Grady, Hoge, Johnson and Palmer are obviously doomed. They should lawyer up and get their check-writing hands warmed up.

THIS TIME…he’s solved it all. For sure.

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So I Guess The Great White Plagiarism Hunter Has Lost His Mojo

Used to be, not so long ago, that if John Hoge posted something on the Internet, you could count on a DUMBFUCK to stick that post into Google and call John a plagiarist for repeating a joke.

(Remind me to tell you the one about the lardass cripple who hired a flatbed truck and a forklift to haul him to court – it’s a really good one!)

Recently though, DUMBFUCK seems to have lost the knack for searching the Internet for thing other people have said.

Over at Cabin Boy Unread (no), a commenter named “Bob” took issue with the whinging that DUMBFUCK was aiming at Jason Chaffetz over his assertion that it might come down to a choice between paying a premium for the insurance or picking up that sweet iPhone.

Bob pointed out that long before Rep. Chaffetz spoke out on Sunday, President Lightbringer was saying essentially the same thing:

As you can see, DUMBFUCK’S response was as filled with grace and charm as anything else he’s ever written.  ALWAYS WITH THE BUTT STUFF…and especially so when the commenter in question shares a name with his monoplacental twin!  I wonder if there’s some deeper meaning there…

But it seems…what’s the word?…QUEER! that a DUMBFUCK so skilled at finding quotes on the Internet would go begging for help in this instance, when it’s right out in front of God and EVERYBODY to find.

Copy. Paste. Search. Result.

5 seconds, tops.

Whoo!  Somebody get me a cold drink, I am exhausted.

UPDATE:  After deleting a comment wherein “Bob” provided the linkage DUMBFUCK requested, “Bob” reposted the video. Sadly the archive does not retain the image, but I feel confident it is the same video posted above.

So now we have a record when DUMBFUCK deletes this comment too, during work hours at KMCN-FM.

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Berkeley: Peaceful Protest or Fascist Violence?

Boy, the Fabulously Jewish Nazi Ben Shapiro and the Fabulously Gay Nazi Milo Yiannopoulos sure are causing a lot of ruckus these days, huh?

The really interesting parallel that everyone seems to want to ignore lately is this:

“It’s the___(fill in the blank)__!”

There’s always got to be something in that blank.  And today, what matters is not what the people smashing windows and setting fires are doing (smashing windows and setting fires), it’s what you put in the (fill in the blank).

That’s a REALLY BIG PROBLEM.

In the 1930s, Hitler, Goebbels and the Nazi party worked really, really hard to propagandize a weary German populace who wanted a scapegoat on whom they could blame their problems.

First they put Socialists in the blank.

Then they put the Trade Unionists in the blank.

Then they put the Jews in the blank.

And the Nazis were able to justify and rationalize all sorts of atrocities, because after all, they were just Socialists. And Trade Unionists. And Jews. And Gypsies. And Homosexuals.

Today…there’s one well-spoken, fabulous British homosexual in the blank.

Today…there’s one well-spoken fabulous conservative Jew in the blank.

Today…there’s Nazis in that blank.

White supremacists getting sucker-punched.

Female journalists who work for the “wrong” media outlets, too.

Gun owners.

Plumbers who might possibly have voted for Trump but I’m too scared to ask them.

Girls in red hats getting pepper sprayed.

Girls getting their hair set on fire.

People who get their hands dirty for a living.

People who choose not to condemn the President, which was treason up until just two short weeks ago. I believe Matthew McConaughey is the latest to come under the long knives of the tolerant, LoveTrumpsHate crowd.

You see, when it comes to fascism, it doesn’t matter what or whom they choose to fill in the blank.

It’s the ones filling the blanks, lighting the fires and throwing the bricks who bear watching.  Because they have ALWAYS been the ones at the root of all the trouble.

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Elaine Chao Confirmed

According to Twitchy, Elaine Chao was confirmed as Secretary of Transportation today by a vote of 93-6.

Here’s a nice headshot of Ms. Chao.
For some reason, the mainstream media seems to prefer this one, though. Can’t imagine why.

Voting against Ms. Chao’s confirmation were Senators

  • Gillibrand
  • Merkley
  • Sanders
  • Schumer
  • Warren
  • Booker

Now, if we are playing the political game by the rule book favored by those who actually voted against Ms. Chao’s confirmation, there are only a very few reasons why they could have voted as they did.

  1. Racism
  2. Misogyny
  3. Both

What do you think the reasons were?

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