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Day 81 of the Wu Flu Lockdown

There is a protest scheduled for today (it might be over by now) at the Northeast Dallas Police Station.

I’ve also done some work on the deck. Helped by the Deuce.

We are about 90% framed. Tomorrow we will level out the sections, attach them together and frame up the last 5ft or so. It will be kind of involved as the pool deck is very uneven.

Today I’m not even upset about the house arrest and business closures (read that as bars) as I’m gassed from the work. Sitting at home having nice beer. Craft, of course.

Day 3 of the Wuhan Apocalypse

Missed the post yesterday as I was absorbed in Kung Flu news and reactions at work. But this is going to be about what happened yesterday on Day 3 of our current adventure.

I know this is uncharted waters for everyone, but my God I wish I had a higher level of confidence in the management of my little outfit.

Everyone’s response is bemusing. The people doing the most talking (media) are probably the least qualified to speak. I only know of what the media says because of reactions of friends and family. I have several friends that want to lay all of this at the feet of Trump. I will admit I don’t like the way things are being handled. I will also admit I have no way to evaluate the danger.

I am very confident, however, that the media are wrong. They are always wrong. How they retain an audience amazes me.

But… Like I said below. This is quickly becoming a non-falsifiable sort of event. It will be years before we will know what was done that may have been correct and good. It will be years before we will know what was wrong and bad. And even with the passage of time there will be a political aspect to all the arguments over the history of this event.

I’m sure my response is bemusing to some too.

For a unique and refreshing take on the Fu Man Flu problem, go spend some time over at The Z Man’s site. He’s always entertaining. Smart too.

I am surprised at the reaction Steve Sailer has had to this event. He seems to have lost his normal skepticism. He has retained his powers of observation, noticing that an important vector in the spread of the Wuhan Flu is the international ski set. Reading through the comments of one of Sailer’s post on the pandemic is interesting. Yeah… anonymous comments are a problem, but he seems to attract an intelligent group and there has been a variety of ways his readership is responding.

Sailer in NYMag

Read it here: Steve Sailer in NY Mag.

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.

From Sailer

Sailer is a national treasure. He deserves a much wider readership. A small sample:

How can the New York Times and the Obama Administration do their job of telling you what to think about this Defining Event of our Times when the local cops are free to release a security camera video on the Internet for the whole world to view? It’s just not fair: the Obama / Media Industrial Complex has all these highly expensive methods and minions for the engineering of human souls; yet a few wreckers at the local police force can undermine all that power and prestige just by posting evidence on Youtube.

Go read the whole thing. Go spend hours over there. Very enjoyable stuff. The comments are often great too.

From the comments…

On a post at Steve Sailer’s blog

Good stuff.

It might have been a reach to tie this to immigration, but yeah… Immigration will cure all of our ills.

Danced to this one a lot back in the day. I know I’m giving away my age. Oh well…

Heh…

In discussing a New York Times article on this report from the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights, Steve Sailer says:

If they looked at 97,000 schools, surely some of them must have the opposite pattern where, at a statistically significant level, Asian females get in trouble more than black males. Right? So, all they have to do is figure out What These Schools Are Doing Right and then repeat it nationally.

Gap Closed!

The guy makes me laugh out loud on a daily basis.

The New Hunger Games Movie Review by Steve Sailer

You can, if you are just a little bit interested, parse most of what Steve Sailer writes about in the last paragraph of his movie review at Taki’s Magazine:

Conversely, the movie’s portrayal of West Virginians is straight out of a Works Progress Administration writers’ project. The mountaineers are all hardworking coal miners. Nobody is on disability due to morbid obesity. The working class isn’t trapped in a web of invisible debt, they aren’t having their heavy industry jobs outsourced, nor are they having new populations insourced. In other words, there’s little to unsettle contemporary viewers in The Hunger Games.

Read the whole thing at Taki’s Magazine.

I find Sailer’s ideas very interesting. But then I’m an under employed 53 year old white male that lives dangerously close to a sea of Section 8 apartment complexes. I am the target demographic of his web site. He’s linked on the right.

The Lonely Guy

Todd S. Purdum on Obama in Vanity Fair.

Go read that article, then for some fun, check out Steve Sailer and his commentors.

What Has Been Read Lately

When I started this blogging effort, I was much more serious than I have been recently. When I started I did a bunch of stuff on education. I also dabbled in financial regulation. I soon gave up on anything related to kitchen design as that stuff moves at a snail’s pace and you could be current with one blog post a year. Lately I’ve been putting up stuff that, for the most part is kind of silly. There’s 10’s of millions of guys like me with a blog. There are hundreds of millions more using the Hello Kitty blogging tool. I’m not really carving out a niche here.

Anyway, here is what I’ve been reading ’round the web

There has been a bunch of stuff going ’round the web about Kashawn Campbell. I do recommend reading the original LA Times story before going on to the other posts. Education Realist is very good. Steve Sailer is his usual provocative self: Forrest Gump goes to Berkeley. As usual, many of the comments at both places are good too.

Also on the education front, there is this ridiculous piece at Slate: If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person. It is so bad that I think it might be satire:

I went K–12 to a terrible public school. My high school didn’t offer AP classes, and in four years, I only had to read one book. There wasn’t even soccer. This is not a humblebrag! I left home woefully unprepared for college, and without that preparation, I left college without having learned much there either. You know all those important novels that everyone’s read? I haven’t. I know nothing about poetry, very little about art, and please don’t quiz me on the dates of the Civil War. I’m not proud of my ignorance. But guess what the horrible result is? I’m doing fine. I’m not saying it’s a good thing that I got a lame education. I’m saying that I survived it, and so will your child, who must endure having no AP calculus so that in 25 years there will be AP calculus for all.

That paragraph right there is what makes me think the piece is satire. She, the author, is obviously aware that without AP calculus and other topics, there would be no internet that would allow such wide circulation of such nonsense. If it is not satire, it is the most vile piece of statist crap I’ve read in a while. Sending my kids to the Dallas schools would be child abuse. The author, naturally, does not acknowledge where our president sends his kids to school. Anyway, Sailer and his commenters have some thoughts. (Update: Just as an example: check out this interesting comment on dog whistles.)James Taranto, as usual, criticizes the logic behind the author’s argument. Angus does a down and dirty look at the numbers, to show how bad the argument is practically. But the guy who really lets the Slate author have it is Ken at Popehat. (Cute kids Ken!)

It’s Friday, so everyone should stop by and look at Friday Ephemera at David Thompson’s site. A sample:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZGNk8pUj4Y[/youtube]

You should watch that video, it’s short and funny. Those Japanese are pretty whacky!

I’m off now to find a job. I’m still looking after five months. Pretty soon I’m going to have something to say about the job market and the skills matching problem.