Saturday, February 29, 2020

Seizing The Means Of Production

As Bernie Sanders gains momentum heading toward Super Tuesday, where he can potentially pick up enough delegates to gain an insurmountable lead, his rivals are attacking him for being too radical, too far to the Left. Apparently they don't know their own primary base. Anyhoo, a common criticism of Bernie's plans is that the math doesn't add up. He talks about spending tens of trillions in new spending but hasn't been able to answer the question of where this money is coming from, other than "the rich (excluding Bernie of course)". These attacks are starting to heat up so to his credit Bernie's campaign released a fairly extensive list of what he plans to do once in office, how much it will cost (wildly underestimated) and how he will pay for it. His plan is mostly fueled by rainbow-hued unicorn flatulence but at least he got specific for a change.

His plan to pay for all of his new spending can be found here. It is a sweeping and rather startling plan that in one fell swoop would place an enormous amount of the economy directly under the control of the surly and entitled bureaucrats that make up the Federal workforce. To place this in perspective, the current Federal budget is around 4 1/2 trillion per year, about a trillion of that spending is funded by new debt. Comrade Bernie is proposing new spending to the tune of...


Fifty trillion. So for you gender studies majors out that, $50 trillion over ten years is about $5 trillion per year, or more than we are currently spending combined in the Federal budget per year. As an important caveat, I am taking the most generous price tag here. As anyone with any powers of observation already knows, the estimated cost of a government program is always significantly lower than what it will actually cost. A great example of this was the "Big Dig" highway project in Boston that moved much of the main traffic routes in Boston into tunnels. The project was supposed to cost $2.8 billion. In the end the price-tag was generously estimated at $14.6 billion and the real cost including interest is north of $20 billion. It took way longer and cost exponentially more than the government claimed. There is every reason to think that Bernie's plan, if implemented as promised, would do the same basic thing: under-perform on promises and drastically cost more than suggested. However, I am going to stick with the numbers as provided because those are bad enough.

So here is a breakdown of the Bernie plan and how he will pay for it. It is after the break and it is a long post so be forewarned. Also, I am not proofreading this so there will certainly be spelling and grammar errors.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Color Of Crime In Fort Wayne: Asians Get On The Board

In my analysis of murders in Allen County/Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2019, there wasn't a single instance of an Asian being murdered or committing murder. Fort Wayne is a little over 3% Asians, mostly refugees from Burma who inexplicably ended up in Indiana. 2020 isn't going the same way. We already have 8 homicides this year, well ahead of the pace from last year with 29 and a recent triple shooting has left two dead, one wounded and three arrested.

The two people murdered have been named as Mon Ong, age 21, and Brooke Wendel, age 23. Here is Brooke and who I think is Mon, this picture is from Facebook and the profile has friends mostly from Fort Wayne.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murders and charged with murder and robbery: Kyaw Hlang, 22; Kerwins Louis, 20 and Jamesley Paul, 23. They were picked up by the Gang and Narcotics unit. That plus the charges of robbery make me wonder if this was a drug deal gone wrong. Here are the accused.

Kyaw Hlang
Kerwins Louis

Jamesley Paul

The cycle continues and  the refusal to talk honestly about it continues as well. As long as the latter is true, the former will never change.

Mass Shooting Alert: Cheap Beer Edition

Yesterday six people were killed in a workplace shooting in Milwaukee at the Molson Coors Beverage Co., five workers and the shooter who turned the gun on himself. No word on if there were people wounded but I would have to assume so unless the shooter was an unusually good marksman. Still a mass shooting and for most of yesterday the police and media were being pretty cagey about the shooter, even though the media was filming from outside of his house. That is always cause for suspicion.

Then today we start to see the critical details coming out.

Whoops, I thought mass shooters were all white? As it happens, not only are most mass shooters black, but the "disgruntled former employee" shooters are also largely black.

It didn't take long for a fresh narrative to start circulating on social media. Apparently some people are alleging that the alleged shooter, Anthony Ferrill, was the "victim" of "racism" at this brewery so it really isn't his fault that he left, went home to get a gun, came back and murdered five people.

Cool. I guess if I don't like where I work, the obvious course of action is to kill my co-workers.

Also, this guy has a pretty extensive collection of MLB caps.

Another mass shooting, another story buried by the media, and ignored for anything other than gun control by politicians.


The names and some photos of the unarmed men murdered in cold blood by piece of shit Anthony Ferrill:

Jesus Valle Jr., 33
Gennady Levshetz, 61
Trevor Wetselaar, 33
Dana Walk, 57
Dale Hudson, 60

From what I can tell, they were a Latino, a Jew and three white guys. Fathers, husbands, grandfathers. We also have a new photo of Anthony Ferrill, and shocker it is a booking photo from 2002.

As the narrative of him being just a good guy subjected to racism unravels, and we find that he has been arrested at least once and was in conflict with co-workers because he liked to sit around at work watching movies on his phone while on the clock, don't hold your breath waiting for any of the apologists and/or cheerleaders for his cowardly shooting of unarmed men to retract their statements.

Outside of Milwaukee, this will be quickly swept under the rug. Five families will grieve their loved ones murdered and we will keep pretending that there isn't a serious problem in the black community with using guns to settle disagreement.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Remember "Love Is Love"?

Ah, looking back now at the bigoted, terrible person I was when I was speaking out against gay "marriage". My doomsday predictions of a slippery slope were clearly the hateful rantings of a homophobe. All the gays want is the same right to get married just like heterosexual couples and once they have that, they will be satisfied!

Fast forward a few short years. We are only FIVE YEARS removed from Obergefell v. Hodges where the United States Supreme Court, the same court many are telling us can be trusted to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, magically found a "right" to gay "marriage" and imposed it on the entire country in June of 2015.

Read that again. It was June of 2015, less than five years ago, that gay "marriage" became the law of the land. In record time, "conservatives" completely surrendered on this issue and now we have all sorts of degenerates pretending to be "conservatives" and no one dares say anything. People like Rob Smith and Milo and Chad Felix Greene flaunt their deviant behavior and "conservatives" uncomfortably pretend like it is OK.

It certainly feels like more than five years since gay "marriage" swept the country but that can be understood in light of the rapid acceleration of degeneracy in the public sphere. Transvestites dressed up like demons reading books to small children in public libraries would have resulted in some unpleasant backlash from parents just a few years ago but today we get "the conservative case for drag queen story hour" from "conservatives" and "libertarians".

We warned this would happen. Once homosexual behavior was mainstreamed and given legal standing, there wouldn't be a way to stop the same thing from happening to other deviant behavior.

Then last week word came out of Utah that the state was moving forward with basically decriminalizing polygamy: Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee. The language is familiar.....

“The people that I have spoken with long to feel part of society,” Henderson said. “They are tired of being treated like second-class citizens. They feel like Utah has legalized prejudice against them. They want to be honest people, but feel like they have to lie or teach their children to lie about their families in order to stay safe.”

That is the same sort of "we are the victims of prejudice" language we heard from gay "marriage" activists. Not coincidentally this is also the same language you are starting to hear from various pedophiles. Laws outlawing adults raping and molesting children is based in "prejudice" and "fear", because I guess child-rapists are simply misunderstood. Legalizing or at least decriminalizing pedophilia seems extreme but again it was only five years ago that gay "marriage" suddenly went from being something a few liberal states did to something we all had to embrace. In the intervening five years there has been an explosion in the number of people claiming to be "transgender". Parents are in custody squabbles over mutilating the genitals of children still in elementary school. You can't be a real celebrity without a kid that thinks they are the opposite gender. You have a homosexual running a serious campaign for President and his only qualification is getting sodomized but that makes him "brave" and an example to young children like this poor kid:

Also remember when they mocked us, wondering just how it would be harmful to society as a whole to legalize gay "marriage"? We have already seen that and the negative impacts are just beginning like this:

From the article:

This past fall, Harvard’s entering class of medical students was 15% LGBTQ, a milestone that is no accident.

At best the U.S. population is 3-4% homosexual but Harvard's medical class has at least triple the "representation" of homosexuals. In other words, Harvard is clearly biased in admissions towards accepting students based on who they have sex with rather than their academic qualifications.

We have first hand experience in the new method medical schools choose their incoming students. No longer is it based on qualifications like grades, MCAT scores and experience. Now it is all about how their student body profile looks online. Do they have enough homosexuals? Do they have enough black students, using the carefully chosen euphemism "backgrounds under represented in medicine"? Do they have enough women, even though most medical schools have a dramatic over-representation of women already (for example, Harvard Medical's class of 2023 is 56% female)? Schools that are overwhelmingly white and Asian will take great pains to include black and mestizo students and hopefully at least one girl with a hijab in all of their promotional materials.

What this means is that the supposedly "oppressed" homosexual community is getting preferential treatment and you can be sure that there are pre-med applicants who are lying about being "bi-sexual" on their medical school app to give them an advantage. It also means that one of the highest paid and perhaps most respected and prestigious professions in America is going to be heavily skewed toward people who are confused about who to have sex with. At the same time, medical schools are offering positions in their medical school to people who are less qualified by every objective measure and only are getting admitted because of their race, gender, religion or sexual degeneracy. Having a diversity hire at the DMV might mean crappy service but having a diversity hire for a doctor or a structural engineer can mean people dying.

But hey bigot, why should you care if gay people get "married"?

Societies need a set of rules. While advocates of minarchism seem to think that you can have a society with no rules other than the "non-aggression principle", in the real world we call that chaos. There are always ramifications when you relax communal standards. In the case of something like polygamy, while it shouldn't matter if some dude is crazy enough to want more than one wife, in the real world having some men with a dozen wives means a lot of men with zero wives. Young men with no wives and no families and no prospect of ever having them are extremely dangerous. Having a family gives men an incentive to temper their behavior and be more responsible, not to mention having an eye for the longer term. No families means far fewer incentives for young men to not engage in their most destructive behaviors. Look at the black community where young men are not expected to be responsible for the children they sire. It isn't working out well for young black men and it isn't working out any better for young black women.

Clown world is getting worse by the day and once Trump leaves office, whether next January or four years after that, the deviants and degenerates are going to be truly unleashed and when that happens, all bets are off. Just remember what followed the degeneracy of the Weimar Republic.

Why We Won't Win

This was an excellent video from Alpha Charlie Concepts on why we won't win, "we" being the generic right-wing, specifically gun-owners and unstated but understood by most to be white Americans. His basic point is that we spend too much time arguing and squabbling with each other instead of focusing on the real enemy. He is pretty much right.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Real Faces Of Death

When I was a kid, there was a VHS tape you could rent from the video store (a video store is like Youtube but you had to actually go there and get a physical video tape, and heaven help you if you forgot to rewind it) titled Faces of Death. It was basically a "real life" horror movie showing scenes of humans dying, eating the brains of live monkeys and stuff like that. We rented it a few times when I was in high school for the shock value and watched it in between grainy VHS tapes of Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Animal House, really anything with boobs.

A lot of Faces Of Death was staged or re-enacted and it was really pretty unpleasant to watch but we watched anyway because no one in 7th grade wants to seem like a sissy, at least back then. Now been a sissy/fairy/queer is apparently the only way to be cool in school. The reason this movie came back to mind today was the all too frequent photos of killers we see from the media on a daily basis.

This picture popped up on our local news.

L to R: Rodreice Anderson, Cameron Banks, Desmond Banks, Lasean Watkins
These charming fellas were arrested for the murder of three men and a woman earlier in February in Indianapolis. It has all the marks of a targeted assassination and/or robbery and the four people killed all appear to be black. The lack of remorse in these pictures is chilling. Three of the young men pictured are 19 and one, Desmond Banks, is 17. They are faced with spending most of the rest of their lives in prison.

They are far from alone.

The final arrest was made in the murder of Tessa Majors. The killers of Tessa were three very young black kids, 14 year old Luchiano Lewis, 14 year old Rashaun Weaver and 13 year old Zyairr Davis. There doesn't appear to be a picture available of Davis but the other two are shown heading to court.

Luchiano Lewis

Rashaun Weaver
I have a 14 year old son, my youngest boy, and neither he nor his brothers when they were that age could have even contemplated stabbing a small girl to death for resisting a robbery. My older boys have never even had so much as a speeding ticket and are in school or gainfully employed. Meanwhile these three boys are facing years in prison and on release will almost certainly rejoin the community of career criminals without hesitation. Shooting someone can be a spur of the moment thing but to stab a young woman to death is indicative of an inhuman disregard for life. I can shoot you from 20 yards away but to stab someone you have to be up close and personal, in physical contact with your victim.

The faces of death in America are all too predictable: a teen or 20-something black male who as often as not already has an extensive criminal past and used an illegal gun, staring at the camera in his arrest photo without an ounce of shame or remorse.

The longer we pretend that the real problem in America is "racism" and "sentencing disparity" rather than a community that has lost all pretense of control over their young men, the names will change but the faces in the media glowering in their mugshots will remain the same.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

A Wild Unicorn Appears

As part of my on-going Color Of Crime in Fort Wayne project, I try to keep track of murders in Allen County, Indiana as they are happening. A new one popped up last Wednesday and an arrest has been made but this one is very unusual because of the victim and the suspect arrested.

On Wednesday, February 19th, the body of Eric R. McDonnell, Jr. was found in a Fort Wayne alley. Eric was only 15 and apparently was ambushed, beaten and shot. Eric was the fifth homicide victim in Allen County this year. He was also a rare white murder victim in Fort Wayne.

Just two days later, police made an arrest which makes me suspect that the police know more about what happened than they are letting on. The accused killer is 22 year old Cameron B. Hallett. Mr. Hallet has an extensive criminal history and like his victim is a white guy.

Based on my research, this is the first white person accused of murder in Allen county in over a year. Given that Cameron has a long rap sheet, was arrested right away and generally looks like a dumbass, plus this sounds like pre-meditated murder, he is probably going away for life.

So the wypippo are on the board for homicides in Allen County. Hopefully they toss this guy in jail for the rest of his life where he will certainly have a fun time with the actual hardened criminals.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tim Keller Tilting At Windmills

Tim Keller was the flavor of the month for a few years among intellectual "conservative" and especially Reformed evangelicals. He was smart and winsome and lived in New York and wrote accessible but decent books. He even was given pretty decent treatment from secular news outlets.

After a few years he seemed to be going off the rails a bit. In 2017 a video surfaced at the church he leads, Redeemer, of an offeratory performace of a little fella prancing around in a ballet outfit. The video has been made private so you will have to take my word for it back in the day. Doug Wilson had this to say about it (link to his article in the link for my post if you are interested):

What is the problem with this? Summed up, it is that this performance is gayer than the kiwi queen at the Fire Island Fruit Festival. This performance is gayer than an HR memo at Google headquarters. How gay was it? It was gayer than an NPR tote bag full of rainbows. It was gayer than a unicorn parade through the Castro District. It was gayer than a lavender sparkly pen.

Doug always has a flair for that sort of thing. Short of performing an actual ghey sex act on stage, it was the gayest thing you could imagine and a lot of people pointed this out which is why Redeemer made the video private.

So things were starting to go sideways already for Tim and that seems to have escalated a few days ago.

You will search in vain for a single example of an even mildly prominent evangelical Christian leader who embraces "white nationalism" and you won't have to look very hard at all to find plenty of evangelical leaders who take every opportunity to condemn "white nationalism", even though none of them seem able to define it. It simply isn't an issue anywhere significant in the Christian world, unlike the rise of degenerate behavior, the blurring of the gender role lines and a full on assault by "critical race theory", a secular radical racialist theory that has been adopted by a number of far left "theologians" that have infiltrated evangelicalism. But that doesn't stop people from making wild accusations of "white supremacy" and "white nationalism" being a serious issue in the Christian church.

So why is Keller banging the drum about "white nationalism"?

Simply put, as a member of the respectable, controlled opposition wing of evangelicalism, he expected to make these sort of random condemnations to stay in good standing. At the upper echelons of organized religion, most of it is reduced to a simple hustle and the people like Tim Keller make a sweet living by preaching a few sermons a week, pumping out books that I am assuming are mostly ghost written by their staff and speaking at big conferences. One of the keys to being successful at being a religious grifter is to never go against the grain. Sure you can make noises about some "conservative" issues but you always have to be ready to shift when needed. A perfect example of this is the Mormon "church". Their flagship school, named after polygamous pervert Brigham Young, has always had a strict "honor code" that mostly meant "no sex outside of marriage or at least don't get caught". It is being reported that they are removing homosexual behavior from the honor code, shortly after the state of Utah moved to decriminalize polygamy. The Mormons have been shifting their unshakable moral codes for decades, most notably in banning the practice of polygamy and suddenly deciding black folks could be part of their "priesthood" even though God said they were cursed. I guess they learned their early lessons about being too far outside of the prevailing cultural zeitgeist.

The "leadership" ranks of evangelicalism are rapidly approaching the same sort of disconnect between leadership and rank-and-file we see in conservative politics and labor unions. I don't think the average evangelical church member in America understands how far and how fast their leaders, who make a living based on the faithful giving of church members, have moved to the left. The early leaders of the Christian church, pre-Constantine, were often persecuted and impoverished. According to the accounts we read in the New Testament, they were bold and brave men. The leaders of Christianity today are mostly soft, effeminate men who hide in their church offices all week and live off the labor of real men and the charity of old ladies.

Organized religion is a massive swindle.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Mass Shooting Alert: Presidential Chiraq Edition

It was a rough one in Chicago last weekend. A three day weekend always seems to get the fellas in a frenzy, although it doesn't make much sense as gangsters don't have M-F jobs to get a day off from in the first place. Even when it is cold, as it often is on Presidents Day weekend in Chicago, the gunfire never ceases. This weekend was no different:

11 kids among 26 shot in Chicago this weekend

Granted, 3 of the small children were injured in accidental shootings. At least one arrest has been made for negligence in those cases:

A woman is facing child endangerment charges after a 7-year-old girl accidentally shot her brother last week in Lawndale on the West Side.

Lucreshia Curtis, 39, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of causing a child to be endangered, Chicago police said.

I assume similar charges will be filed in the other case when a child of shooting not one, but two other children (an 8 year old boy and 12 year old girl). Another shooting at first assumed to be accidental has now led to an arrest of a 15 year old boy for shooting a 14 year old girl in the cheek.

In one incident over the weekend, six people were shot in a mass shooting at an apartment complex, including two 14 year old and one 15 year old girls, at what was described as a "gathering". All three girls were in "serious-to-critical condition". The others shot included a 23 year old woman, a 20 year old man and an 18 year old man. No word as to why 14 year old girls were at a "gathering" that seemed to be mostly adults. Perhaps it was a Bible study and things got heated over a discussion of eschatology?

While three minors were injured and a total of six people were shot, you won't see much attention given to this mass shooting. The reason is self-evident but bears repeating:

The media doesn't consider black people shooting other black people to be newsworthy. 

It is also part of a larger, intentional pattern. In order to obfuscate the fact that gun crime, and violent crime in general, is concentrated in the black community, the media and others are a) not reporting on black crime or at least trying to shield readers/viewers from finding out who committed the crime and b) seeking to decriminalize criminal behavior for blacks and mestizos. This doesn't help either of those communities, it simply emboldens the criminal element within the black and mestizo community and puts the law abiding decent people at greater risk.

If a Democrat becomes President, I look for it to be codified into law that policing must be racially based. This will flip on it's head the prevailing narrative that blacks are unfairly persecuted by law enforcement because of their race by instead unfairly looking past black crime and instead focusing on things like "white nationalism" which isn't a real threat.

Things are going to get pretty spicy in the urban areas. Don't be stuck when it goes really sideways.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

More Chicanery From The Media

Our local newspaper, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, ran a "news" story this weekend dealing with gun crime in Fort Wayne. There have been a rash of people being shot inside their home by gunmen outside of the home. The story, Bullets - and fear - hit home, really is little more than a propaganda piece. The write, Jamie Duffy, relies exclusively on talking points from the extremist gun control group "The Giffords Law Center", that works to restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans to purchase and own firearms while doing nothing to address gun crime in America.

It was so awful I did something that I haven't done in years, namely writing a letter to the editor of the Journal Gazette. My letter is reproduced below:

Many journalists seem utterly baffled when they realize the public no longer trusts the media to present the news without bias. The recent article by Jamie Duffy, “Bullets - and fear - hit home”, is a perfect example of why the American public has little faith in the media and should provide a lesson for journalists.

Purporting to be a news story about the rash of shootings into homes in Fort Wayne, what was presented instead was a thinly veiled propaganda piece referencing talking points from the far left Giffords Law Center, an outfit that changes names on a regular basis, and that pushes for extreme gun control measures. The Giffords Law Center claims that “requiring a background check”, something we are all already required to submit to in order to buy a gun from a retailer, and instituting a waiting period will “help reduce the problem”. Meanwhile earlier in the very same story we read that many of the suspects in these shootings are juveniles: “Many are teenagers and some of them are barely old enough to be called a teenager.”. Perhaps Jamie Duffy and the “experts” at the Gifford Law Center are unaware of the law but it is already illegal to sell a handgun to anyone under 21. How exactly would background checks and a waiting period reduce crime when the people committing the crime are already obtaining these firearms illegally? It would seem like Journalism 101 to not contradict yourself in a single article.

Mandating additional background checks and waiting periods won’t do anything to reduce gun crime in Indiana and no one seriously thinks it will do anything other than make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens in Indiana to obtain legal firearms. If the Journal Gazette wants to see a reduction on gun violence, maybe they should spotlight the areas of our community where gun violence actually occurs instead of publishing anti-2nd Amendment propaganda? There are some difficult questions to ask and some hard conversation to have. Will the Journal Gazette ask those questions?

Gun crime in Fort Wayne is almost exclusively found in the black community. Most of the media is afraid to mention this but those same journalists are always ready to back bogus statistics to disarm law-abiding Americans. These specific crimes are being committed by "teens", which is code for black males under 18. They can't own a handgun or any gun legally but still manage to get them anyway. Groups like the "Gifford Law Center" don't care about actual gun violence, not really. Their goal is complete disarmament, registry, confiscation. Things like waiting periods and background checks simply serve as an incremental step. Our side does the same thing with abortion. The goal of the pro-life movement is the total abolition of abortion but short of the SCOTUS repealing Roe v Wade, the next best way is to make it incrementally harder to get an abortion and it works pretty well. The gun-grabbers understand this and their willing pawns in the media are complicit in pushing this agenda.

It sounds like the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is actually going to publish my letter to the editor. We'll see. Regardless this is just one more example of the media pushing an agenda rather than reporting the news.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Stupid Fudds!

Before the Richmond gun rights rally, a lot of internet tough guys/super-geniuses were predicting doom and gloom. The rally pretty much went off without a hitch so rather than admitting they were wrong, the doubled-down and mocked the dumb Fudds who showed up thinking anything was going to change. Admittedly it seemed like a lot of the legislation was moving forward anyway but then we received this news today:

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.

Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.

Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday's committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.

The bill was a top priority for Northam, who has campaigned heavily for a broad package of gun-control measures. The governor's spokeswoman, Alena Yarmosky, said he's disappointed with the result but determined to continue to press for the measure.

“We will be back next year," she said.

So that is something. Does anyone really think that those four Democrats would have voted against the "assault weapon" ban if they hadn't seen tens of thousands of voters protesting in Richmond? The people of the commonwealth of Virginia have pushed back and pushed back hard against these draconian measures, by declaring sanctuary cities and counties across the bulk of Virginia, showing up in force to legislative hearings and of course a massive demonstration in Richmond.

This is a small and temporary win but it still counts for something. It also should remind us that the only thing the would-be tyrants in our country fear are informed and armed citizens, which is precisely why they want to keep us ignorant and disarmed.

We will not comply.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Media Is Misleading You: Entry #14,736

The political tricks are getting nasty with the Democrat primary race a toss-up and the very real possibility of no single candidate having enough delegates to win the nomination outright when the DNC meets in Milwaukee this July. The Nevada Caucuses are next week, the South Carolina primary a week after that and Super Tuesday is looming just around the corner on March 3rd. As an aside, the primary in my home state of Indiana isn't until May 5th which always makes it pretty much a non-event. Sad face from a former resident of New Hampshire. Anyway, the polls are all over the place and rather than firming up the race, the first two contests just made things worse. With the "front-runner" a doddering, demented little girl groper and the second place guy an ancient, millionaire Jewish socialist, the DNC is panicking and the knives are coming out.

Just a few days ago I wrote about Michael Bloomberg getting "caught" on tape defending practices like stop-and-frisk and pointing out, completely accurately, that violent crime in New York City is close to 100% committed by minorities. Turns out the that telling the truth hurts you in an election. Then a story ran about Joe Biden, who inexplicably has huge support in the critical black voting block in the South, saying something naughty about blacks in front of an audience of black mayors.

Joe Biden told a group of black mayors in 2019 that an issue in their communities is parents who 'can't read or write themselves'

Now call me crazy but it seems to me that having parents who can't read or write is a problem wherever it happens but if you mention illiteracy in front of blacks in the context of the black community, it becomes "racist". I doubt his comment really "shocked" anyone in the audience, low levels of literacy are absolutely linked to poverty. I know plenty of literate people who are poor but you won't find a ton of illiterate people that are hugely successful. That wasn't what was interesting to me as much as this fascinating little blurb in the heading:

That doesn't sound right. I went to the report linked in the story to see if that was true.

Spoiler alert: it isn't. 

Here is the chart the story references.

Does that chart prove that white people are more likely to be illiterate than blacks? No. No it does not. Let's break it on down.

About 20% of adults in America are functionally illiterate. Of those 20% of the population, 35% are white, 23% are black and 34% are Hispanic.

More white people than black people are illiterate in terms of total numbers. There is a reason for this and it isn't the exceptional literacy prowess in the black community. Here is the reason:

There are around five times as many white people as black people in America. 

So if 13% of the population (blacks) makes up 23% of the illiterate population and 62% of the population (whites) makes up 35% of the illiterate population, that means that white people are far less likely to be illiterate than black people. This is the same basic math that people don't get when it comes to violent crime. Blacks commit over half of the murders in this country but are only 13% of the population, so a black person is more likely than a white person or an Asian to be a murderer. Per capita is really hard for some people to understand.

As an aside, Hispanics are 34% of the total population that is illiterate but only around 18% of the population but the fact that many are first generation immigrants or illegal aliens skews the numbers because we have no way of knowing how many people that are illiterate in English are reasonably literate in Spanish. This is reflected in the columns with hashmarks. Also, anyone who is honest will confirm that English illiteracy in the mestizo community is a huge barrier to success.

However, even thought it is quite clear from story that blacks are drastically over-represented in the population that is illiterate, the writer of the story, one Grace Panetta, either doesn't understand a basic concept like per capita, is herself illiterate or is just lying. I am assuming it is the latter although it is quite possible that she slapped together this story, Googled the literacy report and flat out misread it.

No one who is mildly serious and has spent any time in the real world would really think that blacks are less likely to be illiterate than whites. No one. But people read stuff like this, consume what is presented and just absorb it as gospel truth. The media knows this and that is why they continue to lie to us. It works.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Michael Bloomberg And BoomerCons

With the Iowa caucus debacle and the surprisingly narrow win by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire behind us, attention is now turning to the Nevada caucuses (and boy they must be terrified!) and the South Carolina primary but lurking just a few weeks away on March 3rd is "Super Tuesday" where over 1300 delegates are up for grabs, including the biggest prize of California with 416 delegates. With demented Gropin' Joe Biden coming in a dismal 5th place in New Hampshire, an impressive showing for the presumptive front-runner, the race is going to firm up pretty quickly in the next few weeks. The establishment Democrats are very, very nervous as Sanders is way ahead of Biden in California, the last poll I saw from CA showed Bernie with double the support of Biden at 30% of those polled. The odds are growing stronger that we might have the mythical perfect storm that poli sci types have dreamed of, a brokered convention with no candidate having enough delegates to win outright. Bernie Bros have promised to burn Milwaukee if that happens and Bernie doesn't get the nomination, which will ensure Trump wins Wisconsin again. They are pretty smart.

I have to admit that even though I know now that all voting is fake and gay and that the same people win no matter what the results of our "elections", like the corporate oligarchs, Our Greatest Ally™ and the Deep State bureaucracy, I still love watching the horse race. My background is in political science from an early age, even majoring in it in college. Back in the day I remember going to the library at Bowling Green State University, when libraries still used to be big buildings full of books instead of places for homeless people to watch porn and use the toilet, and looking up the results of elections over the 20th century one book at a time for a paper on shifting voting patterns in the U.S. south. It took forever and was tedious at times but I loved seeing the patterns taking shape. Having all of that information readily available makes me feel kind of lazy at times.

That brings me to the diminutive Jewish billionaire Michael Blomberg. Li'l Mike, aka Mini-Mike, is pretty much a one-trick pony. His shtick is gun control and with the amount of money he has to throw around, he can be pretty powerful. Bloomberg's wealth is somewhere north of $50 billion which puts him in the top ten wealthiest Americans and top 15 wealthiest people in the world. By contrast, President Trump is estimated to have a net worth of only a paltry $3 billion. What a loser!

Bloomberg entered the Democratic presidential race and is using the same tactic as fellow billionaire Tom Steyer (net worth $1.6 billion), namely simply buying support. He pretty much skipped the early contests and is focusing on some weird strategy but his support was starting to pick up steam recently. A recent poll (February 10th) showed him with exploding levels of support in the critical black voting block:

That is huge and it really hurts Joe Biden who is inexplicably very popular in the black community, perhaps because he was Obama's VP even though his old boss has been noticeably silent on endorsing Joe. The party apartchiks still want Biden to win so like magic out comes an audio recording of Michael Bloomberg, apparently recorded surreptitiously in 2015, where he was heard saying some naughty things. Here is the recording but in case my Youtube account get shut down I included a transcript of the relevant parts below the video.....

"Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops," he said. "They are male, minorities, 16-25. That's true in New York, that's true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that's where the real crime is. You've got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.....So one of the unintended consequences is people say, 'Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.' Yes, that's true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods. Yes, that's true. Why do we do it? Because that's where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids' hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them... And then they start... 'Oh I don't want to get caught.' So they don't bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home."

Mike is engaging in a little bit of hyperbole here. Surely it can't be the case that 95% of murderers and murder victims in NYC are minorities? Actual the miniature mayor is being overly generous. From Paul Kersey comes this great bit of research:

NYPD's 2019 Crime Report Shows Non-Whites Committed 97% Of Homicides And 97.6% Of Non-Fatal Shootings... City Is 33% White

NYC is one of the most "diverse" cities in the country. About 1/3 white, a number which inaccurately includes Jews who make up over 18% of the population of New York City. Around 23% of New Yorkers are black, another 28% are Hispanic and approximately 12-13% are Asians. If the egalitarians among us are correct we would expect that the murder rate would fall somewhere in line with those percentages but as is usually the case, the egalitarians are wrong. From Kersey, quoting the 2019 Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City report:

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims are most frequently Black (56.6%) or Hispanic (31.2%). Asian/Pacific Islander victims account for (6.9%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims while Whites account for (4.9%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims.

The race/ethnicity of known Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects mirrors the victim population with Black (62.4%) and Hispanic (30.8%) suspects accounting for the majority of suspects. Asian/Pacific Islander suspects account for (3.8%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects while Whites accounted for (3.0%) of the known Murder and NonNegligent Manslaughter suspects.

Oops! That is a 15 yard penalty for narrative violations!

It is also worth noting that when you look at the 3.8% of murderers that are "Asian/Pacific Islander", that includes people from places like Pakistan, so these are likely Asians in the same way that the rape gangs in England were Asian, and Asian is used to cover up that these are Muslims, not South Koreans or Japanese (HT: comment at Unz)

In other words, if New York City were 100% white, murder would become virtually non-existent. The 33% of New Yorkers who are "non-Hispanic white", aka "white", only account for 3% of the murderers while the 23% that are black account for 62.4% of the murderers. That isn't as impressive as our local city of Fort Wayne where the 15% black population commits around 90% of all murders but still that is a pretty dramatic over-representation.

It is not just murder, here are some choices statistics for other violent crimes:

95.7 percent of robbery suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.

89.2 percent of rape suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.

97.6 percent of shooting suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.

95.7 percent of firearm arrests in 2019 New York City were non-white.

Basically the role of actual white people in New York City when it comes to violent crime is being victims.

In other words, what Michael Bloomberg was secretly caught saying behind closed doors was completely true. The people freaking out about him on social media after this curiously conveniently timed "leak" generally don't try to refute what he says. They simply say he was wrong because what he said makes them have the sadz feelz.

If something is perceived to be "racist", then it doesn't matter if it is true.

We used to talk about "tough love" and say things like "the truth hurts". Now the truth itself is no longer true if you can ascribe some mystical evil force motivating the speaking of that truth.

Meanwhile in BoomerCon Conservative Inc. land, the "conservatives" who like to parrot little Ben Shapiro's line about facts not caring about your feelings, are all sorts of outraged at the "racist" statement by Mike Bloomberg. Insufferable boob Sean Hannity had this to say:

"It's alarming. It's revealing," Hannity said Tuesday on his television program. "In fact, it is so bad some in his own party are now accusing him of actually being a racist."
Hannity blasted the billionaire for his comments.

"I can tell you that it is a fact that people of all races commit crimes in New York and New York City specifically, but apparently not, according to Bloomberg," Hannity said. "Is this not the definitive definition of ... racial profiling?"

Alarming! Poor Sean is alarmed over someone making a statement of fact! One might think he jumped on a chair like the housewife that saw a mouse. What a ninny.

It is the latest spin on the "Democrats Are The Real Racists!" line that "conservatives" keep using in the vain hope that blacks and mestizos will suddenly start voting for Republicans.

They won't.

There is nothing more useless than playing the "I am less racist than you" game with the Left because it is never about actual racism at all.

The absolute state of Conservative Inc. in America is BoomerCons like Hannity adopting whatever position they have to in order to be a mirror image of the Left. The proper response would be to ask why what Bloomberg said is true and what we can do about it, responding with thoughtfulness and sincerity. Instead we get "conservatives" screeching "racism!" because they think they are scoring points against a Trump rival. What Bloomberg said wasn't "racist", it was based in facts. Ann Coulter has the right take on this in her piece: Ann Coulter To Michael Bloomberg: Stop Apologizing For Saving Black Lives...

Does anyone with a functioning frontal lobe disagree with this? By pursuing the wacky idea of having cops frisk kids in high-crime areas for minor offenses like turnstile jumping, Mayor Rudy Giuliani cut the murder rate from more than 2,000 per year to about 600. No one thought it could possibly go any lower—and then Bloomberg got murders down to an unfathomable 300 or so per year.

Giuliani and Bloomberg did more for young minorities than all living Democrats combined. In New York City alone, at least 20,000 more black men are alive today than would be under the genius crime-fighting ideas of prior administrations (and The New York Times).

Blacks do an awful lot of killing in America and while they kill a lot of white people, they mostly kill each other. Targeted policing in black communities saves black lives. Getting guns out of the hands of gangsters and thugs off the streets makes the decent people in the black community safer.

I don't spend any time in black neighborhoods so really black on black gun violence doesn't matter all that much to me personally, other than having to subsidize black criminals in jail. In Allen County, Indiana which sits to our south and is home to Fort Wayne there were 29 murders last year, almost all involving black murderers and victims. On the other hand there were 40 traffic deaths in the county, including one person I knew quite well. Since I drive a lot in Allen County but don't ever go into the black neighborhoods, my odds of getting killed in a car crash are close to 100% more likely than being the victim of gun violence. Just being honest, while I write a lot about gun violence it has very little chance of impacting me personally.

Gun violence is almost entirely concentrated in black and mestizo communities. What gun violence exists in the white community is mostly suicide or domestic violence and nothing that is being tried by the woke warriors is working. Gregory Hood reported that last weekend was designated as a "Ceasefire Weekend" in overwhelmingly black Baltimore. How did that work out?

Fifteen Shootings During Baltimore’s ‘Ceasefire Weekend’

Not so great, plus there were four more shootings and two fatalities on Monday, sort of making the "ceasefire weekend" into a three day weekend. This was in spite of holding "sacred space rituals" and the availability of "ceasefire swag". Huh, I figured that people buying ceasefire hoodies would do the trick.

What Bloomberg and Giuliani did saved black lives. It maybe saved some white folk too but mostly it saved black lives. Remember that "Black Lives Matter"? Well comparing the estimated 20,000 black men who are alive thanks to proactive and targeted policing versus the tiny handful of black men killed in questionable police shootings, a reasonable person would conclude that encouraging the police to stop and frisk young black thugs hanging around looking for mischief accomplished a lot more than a bunch of people tweeting about #blacklivesmatter and yipping about "black bodies" and other nonsense.

I expect foolishness from the Left like caring more about how something makes you feel than whether or not it works but I guess I still naively expected better from "conservatives".

Monday, February 10, 2020

Even More Institutional Religion, Organized Grift

A post from December of last year noted that the Mormon "church" was hoarding money to the tune of $100,000,000,000 and spending very little of it on charitable services as required: Institutional Religion, Organized Grift. Well, the Mormon leadership must be concerned with "tithing" levels and/or investigation from the IRS because the head of Ensign Peak Advisors, Roger Clarke, gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal on the subject. The WSJ has a pretty tough paywall but the Salt Lake Tribune ran a piece that summarized the interview titled LDS Church kept the lid on its $100B fund for fear tithing receipts would fall, account boss tells Wall Street Journal. It includes some pretty interesting admissions from Clarke:

Latter-day Saint officials kept the size of the church’s $100 billion investment reserves secret for fear that public knowledge of the fund’s wealth might discourage members from paying tithing, according to the top executive who oversees the account.

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tithing — donating 10% of one’s income to the faith — “is more of a sense of commitment than it is the church needing the money,” Roger Clarke, head of Ensign Peak Advisors, which manages the denomination’s investing holdings, told The Wall Street Journal.

“So they never wanted to be in a position where people felt like, you know, they shouldn’t make a contribution,” Clarke said.

You have to assume that this news rocked the Mormon community and that a lot of faithful Mormons, some quoted in the story, decided to direct their funds where they would be helping the needing instead of swelling an already ridiculous treasure trove that would make Smaug jealous.

I found this to be incredibly interesting and the explanation given was vintage Mormon obfuscation:

Clarke and former Ensign employees said the firm created a system of more than a dozen shell companies to make its stock investments harder to track. That strategy, Clarke said, was designed to prevent members from parroting what Ensign was doing and to, as the paper stated, “protect them from mismanaging their own funds with insufficient information.”

A fund of that size is going to, of necessity, invest mostly in huge stocks like the ones mentioned in the article ("Some of the stocks in which Ensign has invested millions include Apple Inc., Chevron Corp., Visa Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot, Amazon and Google, according to the article."). So the idea of LDS members mimicking the investment accounts that basically invest in the S&P 500 rings pretty false. It is far more likely that these shell companies were aimed at hiding just how much money the Mormon religious hierarchy was sitting on, precisely for the reasons mentioned: people would stop "tithing" when their tithe money was just hoarded by Salt Lake. Creating shell companies to hide what you are doing is something organized crime syndicates do, not churches.

While most institutional organized religion groups are self-serving to some extent, the more so the larger the organization, the Mormon religions puts them all to shame when it comes to controlling people through fear and guilt, while at the same time hiding their operations from the view of even those same people who fund the religion.

If you or someone you know is tangled up in the giant scam known as Mormonism, you need to get out.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Mass Shooting Alert: Greyhound Bus Edition

This won't be visible until after I unlock my blog again but I wanted to get something on record.

California Greyhound bus shooting leaves one dead, five others injured

A woman died and five others were injured when another passenger open-fired aboard a Greyhound bus traveling north from Los Angeles to San Francisco early Monday morning, officials said.

It sounds as if the passengers overpowered the shooter and took away his gun, and he was arrested right away. A local Bakersfield news outfit identified the race and gender of the victims:

During the shooting, a 51-year-old woman from Colombia was shot and killed. Police have identified the other five who were injured as:

45-year-old Hispanic male who was airlifted out with major injuries
39-year-old black female with major injuries
19-year-old Hispanic female
49-year-old Hispanic male who is stable with moderate injuries
A Hispanic female minor

So basically five Hispanics and a black woman. The whole thing is weird because Greyhound says they don't allow guns on their buses. Really odd that someone still managed to shoot people.

There were a couple of warning signs that the shooter was someone I expected. Six people shot at point blank in a bus, where you can't get away and only one was dead? Also reported that he had "extra magazines" so it was a semi-automatic handgun which means likely at least 7-8 rounds. You have to be a terrible shot to only kill one person when shooting at a bus full of people.

More telling, there was an immediate arrest but the magic words kept popping up: no motivation and the shooter wasn't identified.

Finally today, a day after the arrest, we get a name: Anthony Devonte Williams of Capitol Heights, Md.

Anthony Devonte Williams.

Well that explains why I can't find any pictures of him from the "media".

Will update when more details come out.