Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Prime Minister Al Jolson


He has Governor Northam's endorsement! 
Update on the press playing euphemism twister to avoid saying blackface.

This joins an impressive list of Trudeau apologies. He apologized for assaulting a male member of parliament on the floor of the house. He apologized for shoving his elbow into the breast of a female member, telling her to get the fuck out of his way. He did not apologize for strong arming the Solicitor General to get SNC immunity for crimes it committed, so it's not a perfect record. 

Social Constructionist Mea Culpa

An interesting essay in Quillette

Monday, September 16, 2019

The war on evidence continues

A NYT story falls apart. More than falls apart actually, since the story is fraudulent, supressing the only pertinent evidence.  And of course we see the politicians piling on because they don't worry about evidence either.

UPDATE: Piers Morgan.

And over at Coyne's where they preen about being the ones who care about truth, decency, and evidence, stuff like this.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Coyne refutes Gelerntner

David Gelerntner made quite a splash abjuring Darwin and all his works. Coyne refutes him thus. (Imagine a stone kicked.)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Daryl Davis Update

I blogged about Daryl Davis, a black musician who persuades kluckers to leave the KKK. He collects their robes, and has a large collection. Well, he is in the news.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Black writer quits Star Trek

Devil In A Blue Dress was a good book.  Now I am tempted to read another book by Walter Mosley. I surely won't be watching that Star Trek.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Is mishearing a hate crime?

Baristas have misspelled my name.  This is not a complaint, it is context.  My name is as simple as it gets but errors can happen. Kent, Can, Kevin, Keith. Is mishearing a hate crime?

Friday, August 30, 2019

TheGreat Stupiding Continues

Another 16 year old girl charged for child porn, of herself.  This law is ostensibly to protect 16 year olds. We had to destroy the village in order to save it.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NBC SOP

Jibbers Crabst this is bad.

Seriously, this shows how broken US politics is. Trump is running a monster deficit, fighting a huge and dangerous trade war, and the press has to make stuff up to criticize him!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Child Sacrifice in Peru

A new archeological find with over 200 child victims, presumably in a religious sacrifice.

Monday, August 26, 2019

An Amazon review

Most Amazon one star reviews are pointless, but this one is brilliant, and worth reading.

Lurking in the background is a subtle point about statistics. It is not enough to simply look at total production: a thousand bullets but only 300 percussion caps is really less that 400 bullets and 400 percussion caps. (And even those are less valuable if their assembly is disrupted.) It is not only total production which matters, but co-ordination. As Adam Tooze details in his book, German contemporaneous sources believed the bombing had a serious effect on war supply.