Archive for the 'General Interest' Category

The Texas Abortion Opinion

I think it came down earlier today.

So now you are telling me that the state legislature cannot decide how it might like to regulate businesses and industries within its borders?

I believe, without expressing any opinion about abortion, that this decision is awful. Lefties are always going about regulating commerce, controlling what is otherwise legal activities between consenting adults. Now they are happy when the Supreme Court over rides the, admittedly evil Republican led, Texas Legislature in such an anti-democratic fashion? I hope this case is cited by coal mining companies and oil companies trying to throw off the burden of regulation.

I”m also amused by this case coming right on the heels of the Brexit vote.

People used to complain about stuff like this. Oh, and they did something about it too:

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

One can only hope.

I am very concerned about the world my children will inherit.

Gun Control…

Scott Adams of Dilbert Fame:

So it seems to me that gun control can’t be solved because Democrats are using guns to kill each other – and want it to stop – whereas Republicans are using guns to defend against Democrats.

That quote will probaly make my sister-in-law’s head explode.

Go Read the Whole Thing

A nice post full of Crime Think

Yes, it is Sailer.

Graduation is not what we called it at HP

From an article on HubSpot:

Dharmesh’s culture code incorporates elements of HubSpeak. For example, it instructs that when someone quits or gets fired, the event will be referred to as “graduation.” In my first month at HubSpot I’ve witnessed several graduations, just in the marketing department. We’ll get an email from Cranium saying, “Team, just letting you know that Derek has graduated from HubSpot, and we’re excited to see how he uses his superpowers in his next big adventure!” Only then do you notice that Derek is gone, that his desk has been cleared out. Somehow Derek’s boss will have arranged his disappearance without anyone knowing about it. People just go up in smoke, like Spinal Tap drummers.

Nobody ever talks about the people who graduate, and nobody ever mentions how weird it is to call it “graduation.” For that matter I never hear anyone laugh about HEART or make jokes about the culture code. Everyone acts as if all of these things are perfectly normal.

When I worked for HP we, at least those in my little group, called graduation getting shot. As in, “Did you hear that Derek got shot?”

It’s Hard to do a Blog

When others do it so much better.

Heh…

From Mineral Ridge, east of Coeur d’Alene:

Hiking

 

Stolen without any shame from: Philip Greenspun.

The Aussies are Serious About Controlling Immigration

This is funny, very funny

This is Kind of a Big Deal

The Justice Department has granted immunity to the former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.

The Washington Post

I think that one of the reasons Trump is so popular is that many people (I count myself among them) know that if they had mishandled government information the way that Hillary had, they would be in jail. People are tired of a two or more tiered justice system. People are tired of insiders getting preferential treatment. Treatment that is not available to me and mine…

Sensible Immigration Talk From a 16 Year Old

That is sensible talk about a point system. If we are to have immigration, let’s put in place a system that favors skilled and educated people over the unskilled and uneducated.