I’ll really start back up this time

March 16th, 2022

When I dropped off of blogging last summer, it was because of self censorship. I was interviewing to be the CEO of the US operations of a German company that has Chinese ownership.

I wanted the job. It would nice to be working again and have a salary and benefits. But I’ll also admit that I feel somewhat like a coward because I didn’t just keep on blogging. I went so far as to password protect the blog. I was afraid I wouldn’t get the job because my writing my be considered anti-China. If my writing is anything it might be anti-CCP, but not the Chinese people.

I’ve had to fix the blog. Some of the formatting was lost. Pictures were laying on their side. Some of the menus and plugins were failing. The whole thing was a mess. I’m running a really simple theme. Someday I’ll make it look prettier again. But really the whole purpose of this is to write. And write some more.

Now I’ll be running the risk of being found out over my Covid skepticism, my belief that the election of 2020 was a complete scam, and that I don’t sufficiently hate Putin.

On that last point it is my belief that much of the blame for the mess in the Ukraine falls at the feet of the US Goverment.

End of the month thoughts

January 31st, 2021

Time to write a blog post…

What can be written about the craziness of this month?

The capitol building invasion that is the greatest threat ever to our democracy was just a bunch of larpers. The reaction on the part of the Washington elite would be humorous if they hadn’t ignored the rest of the country during the Summer of St. Floyd. Nothing was done until their little domain was threatened. Then it was the WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO OUR DEMOCRACY!!!! IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT ON PAR WITH PEARL HARBOR!!!!

I don’t know where I first heard about the left being so into results that they don’t give a damn about process. But it is true and are seeing that it is true right now with the flurry of executive orders coming from Sleepy Joe. I wonder if he even knows what he’s signing?

This two week period between the conference championships and the super bowl has to be one of the more amusing time periods on the NFL calendar. The sports writers have nothing to do but make shit up. They’ll call it analysis and projection and prediction, but it really is just making shit up.

Still struggling with employment here. My advanced age is keeping me out of consideration for jobs. I’ve been looking into various ways to make more money. These include handyman work, growing mushrooms, kitchen design and installation, etc. I’m sure I can make occasional money in any of these endeavors, but to get a steady income will require quite a bit of effort with no certainty of payoff. I would really prefer a job with benefits. I’ll keep looking.

On job searching… There could not be worse software design that what the various HR softwares provide for employment application. There is nothing about any of these programs that say to a prospective employee, “Do you see how awesome our application process is? We strive to provide the same enjoyable to work with and supportive systems in every area of our enterprise.”

Working on closets here at the White Rock Estate.

I really have nothing more to add to the mass hysteria that is our national covid response. The whole thing is insane. Go read this post from an interview with Robin Hanson. This is the sort of thing that just gets me all worked up over the ‘rona:

Pandemic experts have had their standard story about what to do in a pandemic that goes back decades. And, you know, you can look on all their standard writings about, you know, what to do about travel bans or what to do about masks or what to do about quarantines and all those sorts of things. And they’ve had their standard story about what to do in a pandemic. And there was no particularly new information that showed up except as soon as we had a pandemic, all the experts, all the elites in the world suddenly decided, “That’s a subject to talk about.” The elites went wild talking to each other about pandemics and the elites decided that they did want masks and they did what quarantines and lockdowns, and they did want travel bans. And so, the elites declared that was the better thing. And they, the experts, caved immediately. As soon as the elites declared that that was better, the experts changed their mind about what the expert judgment was just like in 1984.

Shit like this is enough to drive a normal guy insane.

As I look around this blog I can see it is time once again to update things like categories and such.

I don’t think I’ll pick up on the daily entry for the pandemic again. It has gone on too far and almost every normal person is tired of it.

Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics

December 11th, 2020
  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
  2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
  3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

Read the whole post.

Walter Williams, RIP

December 3rd, 2020

Thomas Sowell on his friend

Someday I’ll make a list of the people I’d like to meet. A sort of bucket list of my personal favorite celebrities(?). Walter Williams would have been on that list. Too late now. Thomas Sowell is on the list.

Direction of the Blog

November 21st, 2020

It may become more of a personal journal. This was suggested by a friend. I’m not certain, but I do need to find a new topic. The Wu Flu lock down nonsense is tired. Nobody seems to care. Nobody is rising up against the tyranny of the government overreach.

I might talk about searching for work at an advanced age.

That’ll cheer everyone up.

Election Fraud Claims

November 21st, 2020

As stated below, I’m inclined to believe that there was massive election fraud. Biden barely campaigned. Trump has thousands show at his rallies.

I have long thought the Dems added an element of fraud to all elections.

I think they over played their hand. They thought they could win with little interference and then realized late at night they needed to crank up the machines and put out the votes for Biden, creating all the anomalies that people are seeing.


I am hard pressed to believe that Trump is going to convince the typical Biden voter that he won. I’m really hard pressed to believe that Trump will convince enough of them.

But maybe elections will get fixed going forward.

That might be the dumbest sentence I’ve ever typed.

I certainly was wrong on Biden being replaced. Or maybe Nancy’s 25th Amendment noise in October of 2020 was a trail run for getting Biden moved out in favor of the retired sex worker.

Trump and the Election

November 16th, 2020

Lots and lots of claims about election fraud. Even Sidney Powell has publicly made several claims of outrageous behavior on the part of election officials in various places.

I will admit that these claims fit my priors and biases about the left and big government / deep state.

There may be some proof of this claimed fraud that might persuade some of my typical Dem friends, but not enough to convince the Dem voters at large that Trump won the election. So, yeah…, I think it is pretty much over and that Kamala Harris will be prez in short order.

Kamala as President will be an interesting phenomenon.

Election 2020

November 5th, 2020

Just another kluged up affair in 2020.

I’m trying to avoid the MSM and not get too crazy chasing down bits of info that fly by. There have been reports of vote dumps that are troubling. At some point in the future I’ll track all this down as best I can to see if I concur with reported election results.

As for the moment, we appear to be inside the recount threshold. I fully expect both parties to avail themselves of recounts is they see any advantage. This is going to drag on for a while.

I feel dirty

November 3rd, 2020

I voted today. Some of my friends and relatives will be pleased to learn this fact. I myself feel somewhat small as I allowed myself to be badgered into voting. I am only happy I didn’t have to wait in line.

I feel somewhat dirty because I take the Mencken position when it comes to voting:

The state—or, to make the matter more concrete, the government—consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

I feel this is especially the case with this years presidential election. We have to old men running for the office. The incumbent is a NYC real estate developer. We know he’s a crook just by that fact. But since the press has never said anything about this over the years, due to I believe, he’s the one that bribed all the NY politicians. Neither side is willing to talk about the crimes they committed. The other is a lifelong congress/senate creature that is one of the most corrupt people in all of Washington, DC. He used to be known as the senator from MBNA.

According to Quote Investigator: In 1956 the press of Johns Hopkins University released an important compilation of essays by H. L. Mencken under the title “A Carnival of Buncombe” edited by Malcolm Moos. An essay called “Sham Battle” was published in the “Baltimore Evening Sun” on October 26, 1936, and it has been reprinted in this collection. Mencken presented an uncompromisingly harsh evaluation of the electoral process. Boldface has been added to excerpts.

I see that I have a tag “Biden will be replaced.” One more thing I was wrong about.

Well… I guess the break is over

November 2nd, 2020

I can’t believe my most recent post is from back in June. I have been beaten down by the pandemic crap. I have finally found a couple of outlets that have returned to life before the ‘Rona here in Dallas. Visiting one of them is glorious.

I remain unemployed, but that may change soon too. Making a little money might improve my mood too.

Links on testing for the Wu Flu tomorrow. Lots of them will be from the No Agenda show.