Thursday, December 29, 2016

When Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood?

My question is when did career "success" become the primary metric by which we define ourselves. 

It's not just feminists, but they seem pretty preoccupied with defining equality by career results rather than any other metric, like say, choice, happiness, service, family, loved ones, etc.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Good Thinker

Thomas Sowell retires. Some good quotes. My favorite:

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Grayson Allen

...Looks like he should be cast as a bad guy in John Wick 2, he plays for Duke, he's white, and he plays for Duke. Did I mention he plays for Duke? In other words, he's eminently hateable.  So now it comes out he's tripped not one, not two, but THREE guys in basketball games over the course of 2-3 years. Mon Dieu! ESPN collectively splooged their pants today -- every article is about how Grayson Allen needs help, how Mike Krzyzewski needs to suspend him indefinitely, etc, etc. And the glee. What joy these guys get from taking down Allen for tripping. My god. What an insane moment this is. Draymond Green goes around knicking guys in the balls and people think that makes him a tough competitor and he's back after a 1 game suspension. Grayon Allen might get tossed for the entire season. Look, I don't follow college basketball, I don't care about Allen, but I know the vivid glee with which the public likes stories that make out white privileged guys into manifestations of evil. And Allen - whether he's privileged or not - fits the optics.
Wes Anderson

Reading Wes Anderson's doing another animated movie -- this make a lot of sense.
Keep It Up

And we're getting Trump for 8 years. JetBlue passenger harasses Ivanka Trump.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Film: Lethal Hostage (2012)

A Chinese crime thriller. One of the most surprising, chilling, cool crime thrillers I've seen in recently memory. A tad confusing due to a non-linear structure told from numerous POVs and difficult to find - I had to watch it via six parts online - but the director who made it - Cheng Er is someone to watch.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Snowflake Generation

Real or imagined? I definitely think there's a push by the mental health community to characterize the blues as "depression" and anxiousness with "anxiety-disorder." Not coincidentally, the "cures" to these things involve spending money on mental health. That is not to deny there are such things as depression or anxiety or serious mental issues, particularly alcohol and drug abuse. Nevertheless, I feel like many of the so-called disorders could be treated better with a steady diet of exercise and reading for pleasure versus going to therapy.

All the claims of students suffering from more mental disorders, methinks, is a result of choices and behaviors rather than pathologies. My suggestion to those young'ns suffering from depression and anxiety: stop doing social media, start exercising more (I suggest a team sport) -- and I mean 2-5 times a week, and start reading a lot for pleasure. I imagine if one takes the time to these type of things versus stressing about career, popularity, etc, etc, one will find themselves in a more relaxed state. Also, listening/playing music I imagine would be good as well.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

What On Earth Is This Lady Talking About?

"America culture cannot accept the reality of a woman not wanting children."


If you don't want children, I have a suggestion: don't have children. It's a lot of thankless work. But it's also, you know, crucial to the continuation of the species.

There's One Reason

5 reasons the Niners need to move on from Kap.

There's only one reason: he sucks.

Occasionally and under the exact right circumstances, he's good. Is that what you want in a QB? No thanks.
Another Liberal Tactical Mistake

All the bellyaching about Trump with promises of disaster is a dumb idea. It's the polar opposite of raising expectations too high for Obama. With Trump, anything less than nuclear catastrophe or a 1929-ish stock market crash will make Trump look like a half decent President. Already, Paul Krugman looks like a fool for thinking the markets would "never recover," and now they're skying to all time highs.

My advice: stop your bitching, praise the guy when he does something good and save your anti-Trump cards for when he actually does something problematic. What worries me is that when he actually does do something really wrong, no one will be listening to the left-leaning press anymore.

Very Troubling

Young people rejecting democracy.
We can thank social media. I imagine this the result of younger people living to much in the virtual world. But that's just a guess.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Multi-Variable Analysis

There is tremendous media energy being spent on dissecting the reason for NFL rating decline, and trying to limit the "Kaepernick" effect explanation. They love to use the multi-variable analysis to explain the ratings decline. But the same media types will explain the Trump phenomenon in a single variable explanation: racist Americans.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

A Must Read

"We're teaching our students lies."

The guy does an incredible job of articulating the problems with PC-language culture in a very specific way.