Monday, October 16, 2017

An Open Letter on an Anniversary

I feel the need to write an open letter. It's not going to be pretty. There might be a bit of language in it (Not too bad: I don't mostly do that anymore). My voices are giving me the Bee, lose the sting keep the itch, as once, and though I sort of censored the worst one at the end, I need at least a hint. For impact. It's not going to be funny. I'm still having a bit of problems with funny nowadays: Seems the left has moved beyond parody. It might be caustic and sear a little close to the bone for some. But it's something I need to say, and in saying, might help someone else in similar circumstances. So here goes...

Dear Bitch,

Today is the Anniversary of the day we parted ways. It was the day I lost a best friend.

But you weren't really a friend at all, were you? You tore me to pieces, wrecked my family, and made a total mess of my life, didn't you? You whispered sweet words in my ears: Come to me, I'll make it better, make everything right, make the pain go away.

But the pain didn't know away, did it? It just hid under the surface, my consciousness numbed, my senses dulled, my consciousness clouded. You tricked me with Visions of Paradise, didn't you? You promised me Heaven and put me through Hell.

You roared through my existence like a hurricane through New Orleans: Ripping through leaving a path of death and destruction, then moving on without even a second thought. Didn't you?

In the aftermath, I shook constantly for days. I felt like I was dying,, and desperately wished I were.

It was a week before I was any semblance of together, and even that was mostly a fa├žade: I thought about you constantly. How could I live without you? How could I face a life where you were absent every single second of every single day?

And yet, I persevered.

I went to meetings, through counseling, every day was a struggle. I wished myself as dead physically as I felt spiritually. I hurt with every single fiber of my being.

And yet, I'm still here, and you don't mean a damned thing to me. You hold no temptation or attraction for me.

It was close at times, but it's over, and I'm thrilled. I wouldn't take you back if you begged: I don't hear your voice calling to me, anymore.

The closest I got was four years ago. I lost a sister who was very dear to me. It was sudden, brutal and final. And it happened on this very day, of all days.

I remember thinking about you then, hearing your voice. I remember thinking that with the twenty dollar bill in my pocket, and a handful of sleeping pills, you and I could make the pain go away, at least for a few hours.

But the pain would still be there, wouldn't it? Your promises are false: The words you whispered to me were lies, weren't they?

The pain would spread to my family, to my kids, even to my damn dog. Emotional pain is like energy: It never goes away. It just moves from person to person, spreading misery to all those it touches. And my biggest problem was I thought I could bear the weight, so long as you were there to bear it with me.

But I was wrong.

It's been twelve years now, you Bitch Goddess: I don't care what name or form you give yourself. Vodka, Whiskey, Wine, Cheap 40oz. bottles of skunky beer. I am done with you.

I still have pain in my life. I still suffer sometimes.

But I can do without you. I barely think about you now. I have other things to think about, other activities to occupy my time.

I don't need you.

I don't want you.

I barely think of you anymore.

And with the help of my Higher Power, Jesus Christ and his army, I never need be bothered with your presence again.

F#$% You.

SOBERLY (for 12 years as of today),

Arik

Monday, August 7, 2017

BREAKING: It's Not Happening. And When it Does, You Won't Need Someone Telling You it is

I'm starting to see widespread "happening" fatigue around on MAGA-friendly corners of the Internet and social media. The constant barrage of "It's Happening!", followed by nothing really major happening as a result is taking its toll on people's psyche. They're getting frustrated and angry, and that can lead to bitterness and even waning support for the man we memed into office.


It's all by design of course. No, not all "it's happening!" announcements are planted by some nefarious entity bent on destroying our unwavering support of MAGA. In fact most are by good people who want what we all want: a better, stronger, greater America and justice for all of the crimes committed against the People for decades.


What the "nefarious entities" out there are actually doing is stirring the pot. They use sensationalist headlines and make grandiose pronouncements and predictions that get people excited that finally, finally we will see justice. And then nothing happens and folks feel let down. The problem there is that nobody actually let you down in the first place. At least not anyone who had the power to do something.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stand Up to the Compliance Alliance

March for Science!!1! posted this “friendly reminder” recently on a social media site.


Wow! Thanks for the edjumacation — or would that be conflation?

Let’s suss this out.

1. Yes, obviously. Proven about 2,000 years ago.

2. Yes, obviously. Several diseases have been controlled or eliminated by their use.

3. Yes, obviously. Even if the technology had been available to simulate such an event, with the huge number of people involved, such a conspiracy could not be maintained for long.

4. Yes, obviously, for essentially the same reason as in #3 above. And contrails, which linger for varying periods of time, are caused by the deadly chemical dihydrogen monoxide.

5. Yes, of course. By its very nature, climate changes. But the claims that a global rise in temperature of about 0.6 degrees Celsius over the past 60 years is unprecedented; that it is primarily caused by human activity; that such activity has led to, or will lead to catastrophic changes or extremes in climate; that such changes are, or will be accelerating; and that immediate, drastic, and costly action must be taken to alleviate it, are disputed by many scientists and others who objectively look at the data.

Implying that those who don’t buy into a particular popular assumption (that is unanimously promoted by those whose incomes are dependent on it being an issue) are ignorant “science deniers” or shills for the fossil fuel industry smacks of agendaism, intellectual snobbery, and the very narrow-mindedness of which those typically pushing alarmist rhetoric accuse those who question it.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Maybe They Can Join The Horde?

So, it turns out that recently there was an interesting even in economics. The socialist nation of Venezuela's currency has become so devalued due to  inflation (predicted to spike above 2,800 percent in 2018) is now worth less than gold in World of Warcraft. Seems their central planning isn't working out, as predictably when you have total economic control in the hands of a small group, variables get ignored.  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dox Soup

Self-described GOP consultant, TV pundit, campaign runner and extremely adjunct professor Cheri Jacobus recently got into a protracted Twitter tiff with the brilliantly funny libertarian and TV personality Greg Gutfeld.

She took issue with Gutfeld’s berating CNN for going after the purported creator of a popular GIF depicting President Trump body slamming a character representing the network, at a fake scripted professional wrestling event. For some reason, or perhaps no reason, she insinuated that Gutfeld condoned the alleged creator’s other posts, such as one labeling CNN employees with Stars of David.

Twitchy has a rundown of the bizarre exchange.

Perhaps Jacobus feels justified for jumping on Gutfeld because a vicious GIF once attacked and ate her uncle, but her objection seems too much like that of some on the left who are compelled to squeal in protest to silence any person they disagree with, even if it is a gay, Jewish man, or a woman who has the audacity of taking the Second Amendment literally.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pushing Back

So there's been a trend over the last few years that most people should be concerned with, namely the way social media outlets have begun to censor their users. From Twitter banning Milo Yiannopoulos to the way Youtube has been demonetizing and otherwise burying content from users covering "controversial" topics. Google is just as guilty of it in some cases, but as a platform is so ubiquitous and sees such heavy traffic that they are too big a sandbox to be policed as effectively.

It's Over CNN. We Have the High Ground


Friday, June 16, 2017

A Whole New Word

Over the course of the past few months, I have found myself submersed in arguments with a number of liberals, which is not an experience I recommend.

Not because it's impossible to win an argument with a liberal. That's a given. Any argument you might put forth will be met with accusations of being "phobic" of whatever position you are arguing against. The typical argument is peppered liberally (pun intended) with references to such scholarly and intellectual fare as the Huffington Post, SalonDotCom, the DailyKos, and, of course, Vox, from whom we first learned that those evil Israelis have a bridge between Gaza and the West Bank,  to which they ruthlessly limit the access of Palestinians.

Apparently their KoolAid is spiked with LSD.

So, I get into these arguments with people for whom the grasp on reality is tenuous at best.

And, in these argument, I come into contact with word like cisgender, transphobic, mansplaining, racist, beneficiary of white privilege, male privilege, and heir to the patriarchy.

Taken separately, each of these words has a meaning, some of which I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I know. However, string them and others all together in one semi-coherent, possibly drug-fueled argument, and simply reading them can cause one's mind to misfire and stutter and encounter what one might term a "stupor of thought."

It gets to the point where one stops thinking about what is being said and retreats to the safe space in one's mind, where thought is forbidden and everything is rainbows and unicorns.

Simply glimpsing too much of these writings can cause a formerly sane person to lose his or her mid and descend into insanity, sort of like a Necronomicon of Stupidity.

In an effort to forewarn those who would like to maintain their sanity, or whatever might be left of it, I have a word that can be used to warn others of the presence of this Liberal Gibberish, or, as I like to call it, Liberrish.

SO, here's a definition:

Libberish (n.):Leftist ranting so stupid, so incomprehensible to normal, sane people that it has the potential to rip a hole in the fabric of space and time and suck the sanity of those otherwise normal, sane people into the Seventh Circle of Hell.

You're welcome.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Love Is All You Bleed

During Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” benefit concert, counter-terrorism expert Katy Perry imparted cultivated pearls of enlightenment on the unwashed, un-bodyguarded, un-gated communitied masses who apparently have not done enough to open their hearts to their misunderstood neighbors.

“It's not easy to always choose love, is it, especially in moments like this... but love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you choose will give you strength, and it's our greatest power.”

“As you stand here, all of you here..standing next to a stranger...just touch the next person, touch the person next to you. Tell them I love you, look in their eyes.”

“I encourage you to choose love, even when it's difficult. Let no one take that away from you.”

No wonder a certain subset of unfairly oppressed migrants are moved to occasionally go out and slaughter a bunch of infidels. Wouldn’t you? Of course you would, because all religions are the same.

Monday, May 29, 2017

I Need A Stiff Drink

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein

What does that have to do with needing a stiff drink? Well, with Antifa larping like they're real revolutionaries, when most of them are beta males trying to score enough SJW good boy points to get some attention from cat eye glasses wearing manatees with pink hair or are cat eye glasses wearing manatees with pink hair themself, it occurs to me that one of the skills of a refined man is the ability to mix a good drink. In point of fact I think that has to be the biggest omission from Heinlein's list.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Beggers of the world unite, comrades

Apparently the person or people who run the Just Some Antifas tumblr think begging is a job. If you don't believe me but don't want to give them the clicks I got a screencap of their post included here for you.

They seem to be under the misconception that the only definition of a job is that people pay you for something, and in so far as it goes that argument goes it isn't entirely wrong, it isn't entirely correct either. Their arugment falls apart when they define the good or service of begging as the act itself. There simply isn't anything there.

Capitalism is when in its purest form simply a very advanced form of bartering where currency is a neutral medium that allows for different goods to be exchanged more fluidly, as there is a defined objective value instead of an abstract value. Begging has no objective value and only a very nebulous abstract value, the feeling of moral satisfaction attained from doing good on the part of the person who gives. That money exchanged? It isn't the result of labor, but a charitable donation with no real value to the person who makes the donation. That's the whole point of the charitable donation exemption in the tax code, the government is paying you for good work such as assisting the disenfranchised.

There is a lot you can say about Antifa and how they are spoiled children. Seriously, google the phrase "antifa are spoiled children" and you will find news articles, blog posts and youtube videos aplenty,  but this tumblr post exposes one of the core reasons no one outside of their like minded regressive leftist allies can take them seriously, they lack common sense and any sort of real understanding.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

But Fully Automatic Dialers Should Be Banned


Social Justice: The Musical

So, I've got a thing for subversive pop culture. It is bad, I can take straight forward narratives and turn them in to critiques just to play devil's advocate. Awesomely I was turned on to something by my fiancee (and yea, a curmudgeon like myself somehow convinced a sweet younger woman he was worth marrying) and that something was Social Justice: The Musical. A work by Chris Ray Gun on youtube that parodies pop songs from a variety of sources to criticize pc culture and social justice warriors. Have fun poking at cry bullies everyone.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bills



So it's that time of year again, where it is time to pay the bills to keep this site up.

Problem is, it doesn't really make any money since people aren't writing much any more.

I could take this time to apologize for my own lack of writing lately, but why would I do that? I am the boss. I hired all of these people to do it for me.

Anyways, since we need to pull in some dough around here, I am going to have to write some things myself, apparently. Since these unpaid slaves workers are slacking off so badly.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Liberal Left

It has been way too long since I last posted, and I'm not even going to complain about my real job keeping me from it because this idiocy has me too annoyed. This image is a classic example of lying using the truth because, as of it being made, it was technically accurate but highly misleading. If you wanted to educate yourself starting with the Firearms Policy Coalition wouldn't be a bad idea.