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Monday, March 21, 2011
LIbs have yet another pair of studies that confirms they are not biased, just smarter!
As usual, we have another study that proves that academia is inundated by leftists, but yet again, these leftists have nothing but excuses as to why that’s the case. The tripe is getting deep. It’s because smarter people are leftists! It’s because leftists care more about education! It’s because leftists are better suited to the academic world. And now we get: It’s because of self selection!
What a load of crock. No you moron. The reason academia outside of the hard sciences is replete with collectivists is because they have spent the last 5 decades crowding out everyone else that wasn’t one of them. I have friends that would have loved to pursued an academic career that bolted as soon as they realized they would have to compromise their beliefs and kiss the ass of collectivist idiots in order to even stand a chance to make it through the gauntlet. These shitheads don’t tolerate any kind of diversity of opinions, and they certainly do not tolerate anyone that says they are a conservative. Especially one that ends up running circles around them.
Read this article. Peruse the study link. It’s one giant joke of a circle jerk with some leftists trying to make like the problem is of course with everyone else for not being as smart as they are. Puh-leeze!
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/21/11 at 02:00 PM in Fun and Humor Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture The Press Machine • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Say it ain’t so!
Well, I have always suspected that Ted Kennedy was a scumbag and I am not surprised to find out that the FBI had proof of that:
This was one of the people that called Reagan a mad man for standing up to the USSR, supported the Sandinistas and every other pro-Soviet group he could find, always pushed to emulate the big government ideas of the collectivist movements, and even after his death has passed on the legacy of kissing the ass of some of the world’s slimiest scumbags to his descendants. No, I am not surprised to find out Ted Kennedy was a commie sympathizing scumbag. Of course the MSM has had this information for a long time and done nothing about informing the American people, and I am certain the fact that they don’t want to “sully” the name of their great champion, is the reason, considering we find out they have had this information now for a while.
My belief is that most of the MSM will focus on the wrong things pointed out in these reports, and that’s on purpose:
The Kennedys were womanizers. That’s no big news to me either, but I certainly expect the left, which I see usually and hypocritically rewarding their champions with bigger and better badges of honor the bigger their failures and the worse and anti-American their actions, to try and impugn the character of anyone pointing out Kennedy was a scumbag by focusing on this and claiming it is no big deal, while totally ignoring Teds love for the many pro-Soviet butchers of the left.
Remember this guy almost became our president had it not been that he decided in a drunken stupor to play “U-boat Commander” with his car, and ended up killed Mary Jo, ending his chances for that to happen. We were spared what I believed would have been a disastrous thing by faith, but teddy still managed to become one of the most powerful senators of the left. He shaped many of the left’s policies that are now dragging this country into the shitter. Having confirmation of his fascination and love for these pro-Soviet scumbags should make one think. Also keep in mind the fact that the junior senator from his state is also a commie sympathizer that got much closer to the WH. WTF is it with Massachusetts and these America hating scumbags, huh? Not that I ever expect the MSM to do any reporting on any of that, unless it is to confuse people about the truth and help hide the real motivations of these kinds of people.Close this post...
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/01/11 at 06:53 AM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture The Press Machine • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Friday, February 25, 2011
Narcissistic hubris, or what?
Pad that résumé Nancy! Meaningless bullshit tripe all of it, but she is so full of herself she can’t even just show up and thank the DNC for trying to resurrect her corpse after the pasting she caused the donkeys to take in the last election. Come to think of it, this attitude is standard with the democrat leadership right now, starting at the top: a bunch of whiney pissants, full of themselves, with little good accomplished or to be accomplished, that think their destructive actions have done good. Pfeh to the lot of them.
Posted by AlexinCT on 02/25/11 at 09:15 AM in Celebrity Idiots Elections Election 2010 Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Friday, January 14, 2011
A bit of prespective
This is why the MSM is so fixated on Palin and Arizona despite being show to be shills for the left. Not a coincidence, mind you…
Posted by AlexinCT on 01/14/11 at 02:19 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Elections Election 2010 Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture Politics Law, & Economics • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Let’s get back to rolling back Obamacare.
Now that the distraction of the whole unfortunate and despicable Arizona killings, the subsequent MSM and leftosphere’s even more disgusting and opportunist immediate factless reaction, and the following beat down based on facts, logic, and reason that it finally incited from everyone that was not a collectivist Tea Party/Sarah Palin hating moron, is finally dying down, let’s get to something else: Obamacare and the fact it must die. It now looks like half of the states in this Union are going to court to end this mess, and that’s music to my ears. I hope even more join up to kill this travesty.
Make sure you read that again (emphasis mine):
Remember things like that the next time some factually challenged, KOS talking point spouting, liberal twit tells you Obamacare will save money or, brings up the even more ludicrous notion that without Obamacare the deficit will be larger. If you understand the gimmickry used to have the CBO give them the dubious claim that this government takeover of healthcare would somehow save us $132 billion during the first decade, and now are armed with these facts about the unfunded costs passed on to the states, you shouldn’t have any problems tearing this thing apart.
Let us hope Congress stops grandstanding about taking away more of our first our second rights, to protect us from ourselves of course, and actually goes to work rolling this horrible thing back ASAP.
Posted by AlexinCT on 01/13/11 at 11:35 AM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Elections Election 2008 Election 2010 Health Care Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
A Steroid Rant
If you’re a baseball fan at all and interesting in tomorrow’s Hall of Fame vote, I’ve written a very long and rambling post at my own site about baseball, the media, steroids and the Hall of Fame. I get quite exercised:
I probably come across as more forgiving of steroid use than I actually am. I think it’s terrible that they infected the game. But I also think their use was not only tolerating but tacitly encouraged by a league and a media that now want to absolve themselves of any responsibility for what happened. (The Mitchell Report made it clear that the teams had a pretty good idea of who was juicing and who wasn’t.)
Discuss if the subject interest you; ignore if it doesn’t. If we get at least one beer mug thrown in the sports bar that is the RTFLC comment section, I’ll consider this a job well done.
Monday, January 03, 2011
They tuk or JBSZ!
The NYT has a longwinded article dealing with how Europe’s young are growing agitated over future job prospects. It looks gloomy for them, even when the number of young trying to join the workforce has drastically declined due to ridiculous low birth rates amongst the locals, and as more people join the ranks of the retired. No matter the skill set, paying jobs are scarce. Security is fleeting. The percentages of those permanently employed are staggeringly low. The numbers are frightening. And yet, I think the NYT, even though it mentions some of the problems, seems to have missed the boat on the real reason behind this situation: government interference in the job market, to make it meet the social all those haughty justice standards the left so pines for, destroyed the entry job market and made if virtually impossible for the young to become gainfully employed, no matter their skill set.
If you will allow it, I should point out that this travesty is a clear example of the “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” principle. The real scary thing is that there is no way of reversing this damage with the entitled rioting whenever they are told that the system has become unsustainable. If this isn’t a prime example of the failures of collectivism, I don’t know what would dissuade one from these practices. Remember this the next time you hear some idiot talking about increasing the minimum wage or demanding European style benefits and vacation for people here. If we are looking to get employment numbers below 40% – best case scenarios – and as low as 25% otherwise, for our young, we should do more like the Europeans. There is no such thing as a free lunch people. In the end someone pays for it.
Posted by AlexinCT on 01/03/11 at 09:50 AM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Sunday, January 02, 2011
And Now, A Brief Interlude
I’m going to be MIA for a while here--I’ve been tasked for a deployment to the sandbox (don’t worry, it’s nowhere I or anyone else in the military would consider “dangerous"), and my duties over there are going to keep me extremely busy.
In the meantime, I leave you a fury-inducing blast from the housing bubble past. Try telling me that pop culture hasn’t made the emasculation of the American male a full-time effort after watching this one:
Men, for those of you with good, reasonable, supportive, economically-literate wives, thank your lucky stars you aren’t married to a harridan like this.
See you all in a few months.
Posted by on 01/02/11 at 01:18 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Life & Culture The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Saturday, January 01, 2011
May it be better than the last year.
Posted by AlexinCT on 01/01/11 at 10:12 AM in Blegging Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Malemployment: The Choice of a New Generation
I’m LOLing so hard at this. Found here.
You all really need to watch this video that aired on PBS recently, regarding what they are calling the “malemployment” of recent college grads. The transcript really doesn’t do the video justice, as each of the individuals profiled demonstrates unique facets of cluelessness, but here’s a taste of each, emphasis mine:
Translation: “So, not having a steady job already in hand, I uprooted my debt-ridden family to a completely different state on the mere hope that I would be hired.”
You dumb fucking striver. You quit an actual paying job in your field to move to one of the most expensive cities, and the most competitive market, in the entire country, because you ASSUMED that your utter lack of experience wouldn’t matter and that publishing houses would shower you with job offers. Now you’re stuck picking up dog crap for the city’s actual achievers. Serves you right for believing your teachers when they said “get your degree! It doesn’t matter what it’s in!”
Unsurprisingly, that’s not the most ignorant or snotty thing she says. She actually believes it’s Wall Street’s fault that her lack of skills and pointless humanities degree from a state school haven’t gotten her the job of her dreams, and she can’t live like the Sex and the City whores.
People like this tend to go into law school or get an MBA, and take on even more debt, royally screwing themselves even further. That’s not even the most LOL moment for Evan, though:
Yeah, and I bet Evan’s brother doesn’t have 40 Gs in debt either. They don’t show his bro in the feature, but I would bet a Franklin that he rubs that fact in Evan’s face every chance he gets.
PBS, bless their hearts, saves the best for last:
Gee, what’s wrong with this picture? Oh yeah, you could have used that high IQ of yours to get a chem engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines (she lives in Denver), and put yourself in a position to actually pay off the tuition after graduation if you knew how to hustle. Instead, you went $80k in the hole to get a fucking comp-lit degree in the hopes you’d get a job at a non-profit after college. Did you ever think how in the BLUE HELL you were going to pay that debt back working for a non-profit?
As I said, each of these chumps shows a unique level of cluelessness, not too mention an exaggerated sense of entitlement. I DESERVE TO GET THE JOB OF MY DREAMS, I HAVE A DEGREE AND MUST BE COMPENSATED FOR MY EFFORTS. As tough as this depression has been for a lot of people, I have to admit a special sense of glee at seeing a bunch of self-involved douchebags from the Millennial generation being brought low by real life. Hopefully they’ll take the right lessons from this (there’s hope, I think, for Evan; Abigail will go on thinking she’s special and wondering why Houghton Mifflin won’t put her in charge of the whole operation).
This is just another symptom of the disease I wrote about a few months ago. This country has absolutely got to stop acting as if getting a blue collar job is something only “those people” do. It’s been a steadily growing cultural malaise ever since the 1960s, this attitude that if one doesn’t get a college degree and join the paper-pushing managerial class by any means necessary, then one has utterly failed at life. It’s created at least two generations of debt slaves (in some cases, these people will be paying for their college education literally for the rest of their lives) in an economy that is way over-saturated with people just like them, with not enough jobs to go around. Our technocratic wonderland has finally reached a scale where it cannot sustain the workforce it has. We will either have to ramp back, or see the whole structure come tumbling down.
Posted by on 12/21/10 at 05:53 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Good Luck, We’re All Counting On You
Surely, you must be joking. Unfortunately, he’s not. And we can’t call him Shirley anymore.
Friday, November 12, 2010
This is what’s destroying our future..
This news, that government is bleeding us dry, growing out of control, and now the best place to work for the most freebees, comes as no surprise to those of us that have been paying attention to what’s happening. If you want to know which jobs the collectivists are talking about when they say the near $1 trillion dollar
Yes, the middle class is being destroyed by the rich elites, but the rich elites destroying this country are not the people the left conveniently blames, but them and their masters. I have yet to find anyone in government I don’t think is drastically overpaid, horribly underworked, full of their own self importance and yet more often than not easily done without, and hard at work fleecing the hard working citizen that isn’t part of that inner circle, with the exception of the military. Spending cuts NOW!
Posted by AlexinCT on 11/12/10 at 11:58 AM in Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture Politics Law, & Economics • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This was not me!
I don’t need my dad to drive me around, I don’t live in New Haven, and while I love me a great sammich, know how bad the emergency services at our hospitals are, and believe in being prepared, this was just a bit too much.
Posted by AlexinCT on 11/11/10 at 12:05 PM in Deep Thoughts Life & Culture • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Let Me In--Go See It
During college, I worked in a movie theater, and I remember what this time of year was typically like--the studios tend to put out maybe one or two decent films, with the rest being largely forgettable crap.
I still have a soft spot for the movie-theater experience that a home theater system just won’t be able to match, but since Hollywood’s putting out so much awful material, I usually don’t go as much as I’d like unless something about the subject or story really grabs me, just due to the cost alone.
Not much has changed in the last 15 years, but this fall there might be some gems. The Social Network is getting a lot of rave reviews, as is Secretariat, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see both films pick up some Oscar nominations between them.
However, I’m going to recommend a film I saw last weekend that ended up being much better than I expected--Let Me In. This is a remake of a 2008 Swedish film, Let the Right One In, which was a movie about a bullied 12-year-old boy who befriends a vampire that looks like a 12-year-old girl. The Swedish version was such a critical hit that it became an instant classic among the usual suspects, i.e. the college undergrad liberal arts crowd that tends to affect a pretentious “love” of foreign films; naturally quite a few of them chimped out when they discovered this American remake would be made so soon after the release of the original. I’m actually going to see it again this weekend, which I haven’t done for a movie in years.
Let me make something clear--I absolutely HATE horror movies, and I wasn’t planning on seeing Let Me In, either, until I read a little bit further about the plot. What intrigued me is that it’s not really a horror or thriller film--this a coming-of-age story with some very subtle themes on the nature of relationships, which uses the “vampire” hook as a plot device to move the story along. And the traditionally “bloody” parts of the standard horror film are toned way down, in comparison to the “torture porn” style that’s infected the genre since the mid-1980s. In fact, the tone of the film reminded me a lot of Hitchcock’s work.
However, that hasn’t been to its advantage in these more culturally decadent times. It’s not a gorefest, so none of the high school/college frat boy crowd will likely go to see this film; because of the age of the kids in the starring roles, the “Twilight” demographic won’t want to see it; and a lot of adults will find the creepy storyline and implied subtexts to be way too uncomfortable to digest. It’s already getting stomped at the box office and probably won’t be around for too much longer.
But I’d encourage the Right-Thinking audience to give this one a shot and go see it in the theater this weekend. The kids, Chloe Moretz from Kick-Ass and Kodi Smit-McPhee from The Road are absolutely fantastic and create an excellent chemistry, while Richard Jenkins puts on a clinic in how to properly execute a supporting role, despite having only about 15 minutes of screen time. The cast as a whole plays their parts well, and the music and cinematography are also top-notch.
Give it a chance--I think you’ll be surprised at how good this movie is.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Obama’s wars, and the fallout
The big news today is Bob Woodward’s book, which doesn’t paint a very rosy picture about Obama and Afghanistan. Woodward, surprisingly, paints a brutal picture of a terribly dysfunctional administration. I am left wondering how much worse things really were if the WH actually thought giving Woodward access to the discussions about Afghanistan would help them out as I read these teasers. There isn’t much that can be spun in a positive way here, despite the WaPo’s best attempt to do so. We now get confirmation that Obama didn’t mean it when he said we took our eye off the ball in the only good fight – Afghanistan – when we went to Iraq:
Obviously, those of us that pointed out that the left was full of shit when they lectured us about how Afghanistan was the only just and good fight in their attempt to reap a political victory and a military loss in Iraq, are vindicated here. One can’t really make the argument that Obama thinks Afghanistan is a good or just war of any kind if he isn’t interested in winning and only wants a strategy that gives him a pull out. And he is doing this to appease the left for sure, so one isn’t remiss to point out that the left obviously can’t be honestly thinking Afghanistan is a good war either if their top priority is for the US to not finish the good and just fight. From the WaPo article:
It was all politicking to fool the independents, I see! I guess the big question was why he would leave our men & women in harms way if he didn’t really want to fight? Politics, that’s why. That’s just scummy. But then, again, this isn’t news to those of us that knew better from the start and said so. The left didn’t think we had a right to fight back, even in Afghanistan, at all. Heck, most of them, as a few of them admitted in a candid moment, think we deserved the attacks anyway. If Iraq had never happened, I guarantee you we would still have had the same from the demcorats and the anti-American left directed at Afghanistan instead. Don’t take my word for it:
Winning has never been the priority here. How does that all mesh then with all that jive from the left about Iraq being bad but Afghanistan being the good war? It doesn’t, and they only pretended to believe that Afghanistan was the good and just war so that it wouldn’t be obvious here that they didn’t think the US had a right to fight back.
Obama’s real plan, as people like me have repeatedly said, has been to cut & run, for those of you that are dense, from the very start. More proof?
And while one could argue Obama did this out of fiscal restraint, his other actions prove other wise. It seems that the only time that liberals hate spending “a trillion dollars” is when it involves national security. Flushing a trillion down the hole in a patronage bill intended to line their buddies’ pockets? Or trillions more down a hole as government takes over healthcare services and destroys the best system in the world? Heh, no problem. Destroying an enemy that is at war with us? Not a chance! Get your priorities straight!
But let us get back to the conflict between the WH and the military. Even the NTY’s piece shows the unflattering truth. And remember the many arguments about if the WH was micromanaging the war instead of letting the military do its thing? Check this out:
While I am not surprised to find out a bunch of liberal academic morons that think America is the root of all evil, capitalism being the reason for that, with their priority being to remake American in the image of a collectivist utopia they pine for, that the rest of us, of course, understanding this would end up looking like the USSR or communist China sooner or later, it’s got to have seriously irked Obama and his people that the president later had to replace McCrystal, likely picked so they could avoid having to do anything serious about Afghanistan, with Petraeus. Even more interesting are the fact that Obama did eventually break down and commit the 40K troops in the end, and the revelation that he his primary objective has always been that 2011 withdrawal, come hell or high water, unlike many of those that defended his admission of that by pointing out this was simply done to encourage the Afghans and the military to take it all seriously.
I am sure the libs that loved to attack Bush for all those things that they called war crimes are going to love the many revelations of all the clandestine and special operations that Obama’s team sanctioned. Wonder if they are going to want to drag him in front of a tribunal in The Hague too for these. Heh, I know. I was joking. Only conservatives can be war criminals, after all. And the observation that we are still woefully unprepared to deal with a nuclear attack considering that little mad man from Iran’s rantings in the UN just this week, should make most of us reassess our confidence in the government to deal with anything of importance.
However, there was one revelation in the book that I simply am not sure I agree with.
I find myself having serious doubt about the current interpretation that what Obama is saying here is that he isn’t too worried about another grand scale attack, because Americans will just cope with it. I simply can not believe the man we entrusted with our security is that close to Stalin in his beliefs that the masses don’t matter. In fact, I hope that what Obama was saying here correlates more with my beliefs and what I have said before: America is a great country, its people though, its exceptionalism grand, and like we did after the devastating attacks of 9-11, we would bounce back. Even if you belief like me that he doesn’t think America is exceptional or great, you have to leave room here for the fact that he might still believe America can bounce back. Maybe I am granting the man too much and being naïve here, but I can not simply dismiss his point that we will do everything we can to prevent another attack, as just a platitude.
Apparently there are a ton more seriously unflattering revelations that are sure to make everyone that isn’t a lunatic leftist twit believe that we have a problem in Afghanistan see that the “geniuses” in the WH are in way over their head. I wonder if the king maker media is going to try and carry water for him on this, and my bet is if they do they will fail miserably because the American people are no longer blinded by the bullshit, or if they are just going to sink him, and hope they can replace him with Hilary in 2012. Stay tuned.Close this post...
Posted by AlexinCT on 09/22/10 at 09:15 AM in Deep Thoughts Elections Election 2010 Left Wing Idiocy Life & Culture The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
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