Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

I don’t think, oh I don’t really know what to call them, other than the uniparty, don’t understand the American people very well. It appears to me that Trump does. The members of the uniparty getting their panties in a wad:

Among religious groups and politicians from both parties, the repudiation of Trump’s remarks was swift and severe. Trump is “unhinged,” said one Republican rival, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, while another, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, called the proposal for a ban “offensive and outlandish.”

And:

Hillary Clinton said the idea was “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive.” Organizations representing Jews, Christians and those of other faiths quickly joined Muslims in denouncing Trump’s proposal.

Source: Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

We Cut Satellite TV a Long Time Ago

When I want to watch a game, I go to a friend’s house or a bar.

Don’t buy ESPN’s PR talk that its 7 million-household dip in subscribers is just a blip. It’s for real, and it will have serious consequences for the way you watch sports.

Source: The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop – The Daily Beast

ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers over the last two years. What you should understand is that many of the lost subscribers were not sports fans, so the ratings are not yet effected. These people decided they didn’t need to pay ESPN $10 a month (or more) for sports they don’t watch.

This is going to have a great deal of impact on the sports business. It will change Big State U’s athletic program too.

Naturally don’t take this as advice to go short Disney, as this decline can go on for a long time before it becomes calamitous.

Hatefacts

Posted, with no comment:

Then comes the second, native-born generation. Drawn from a low-IQ population that’s been accumulating genetic defects via a tradition of cousin marriage since the Bronze Age, and raised in a religion totally at odds with Western ideas of self-actualization, they are fidgety misfits. They come to hate the country of their birth, and in extreme cases act out the hatred like this.

Source: After San Bernardino: Hatefacts And Stupidfacts – The Unz Review

Ok, I’m going to comment. This is the sort of thing writing that will, if you were to allow it to inform your opinion of current events, keep you from being invited to dinner parties.

At UNC, abdicating the obligations of leadership in scandal

Via Instapundit: A nice editorial on UNC leadership in regard to their academic and sports scandal.

It really is amazing that more people have not been fired over this academic scandal.

Firewatcher update

More Crime Think from Sailer.

In the comment thread there is this hilarious exchange:

I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at the written word in a long time.

I’m going to ask about that price increase again.

I design kitchens using a premium European brand of cabinetry. I work for the U.S. arm of a European firm. We are going to have a price increase the first of January. We are having a price increase in the face of the Euro being at a low compared to last year, and this little bit of news:

Freight prices are at record lows not just due to weak demand, but overcapacity in shipping supply.

Source: Flexport

Just a bit from the post:

It costs $300 to move a 40-foot container from Rotterdam to Shanghai, which is barely enough to cover the cost of fuel, handling, and Suez Canal fees. Here’s some more context. Let’s say that you want to travel for a year; it’s cheaper to put your personal belongings in a shipping container as it sails around the world than to keep it at a local mini-storage facility.

There is a very interesting chart over there too.

I’ve already asked once about the justification for the price increase. And like the good little soldier that I am, I will enthusiastically enforce the price increase. But… The economics of the situation tell me we should be getting a price decrease for the coming year…

This Came Up at Dinner Tonight

Apparently the Deuce’s roommate sells dope at Big State U.

Citizen of the World

I was talking to a woman in the showroom this afternoon. I’m not really good with accents, but I think she was Australian. In kitchen design I believe it is important to understand lifestyles, food preferences, family traditions, etc. So, not being completely confident of my knowledge of accents, I asked, “Where are you from?”

She replied, “I’m a citizen of the world.”

Really. That is a direct quote.

Pretentious bitch.

I probably won’t be selling her a kitchen.

I will have to tell the Allmilmö story sometime.

College Athletic Departments

I used to work in higher education. I was in admissions at Directional U (we’re going to ignore that wasted nine months running a business school in Mauritius). I also used to write and post more on the problems of higher education, particularly the problems with borrowing money to attend college. There are a lot of people that do  that better than me. I’m mostly going to leave it to them.

I am going to shift the focus a little.

I’m going to start posting about college and university athletic departments. When you look at a place like the University of Texas’ Athletic Department, it is sort of easy to see and understand how it came to be in its current state. If you had no knowledge of college athletic departments (such as is the case in Europe), you would look at this arrangement and wonder how it is allowed to exist. There is no good reason for the UT athletic department to exist. The State of Texas’ premier tax supported institution of higher education and research should not have attached to it such a large organization that adds nothing, or even subtracts from, it’s core purpose. I do understand that UT’s athletic department kicks money over to the general fund every year, but it is a rare exception among university athletic departments. UT is an exception, the vast majority of university athletic departments operate at a loss.

Most of the scholarship athletes do not belong in these universities. They just don’t have the academic chops.

A significant number of these athletes are criminals.

I am not alone in my thinking. Victor Davis Hanson: End College Football.

Disclosure: The Ace spent two years at Arkansas. The Deuce attends Ole Miss. I do watch college football, but really remain puzzled as to why it exists.

What the women of Syria think about the men leaving them behind

You won’t see this sort of report from the typical news outlet:

I don’t think that many know that those streaming into Europe are mostly men of military age.