Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Still Breathing.

I just haven't seen much worth talking about that has not been discussed to death. I will post again and soon.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

If It Is News You Want Then Here It Is

Business Insider - Waymo just revealed plans to add 62,000 self-driving minivans to its fleet. This will be everywhere within your lifetime, within 10 years it will be most cars.

Yahoo - AFP - Frances fake news law leaves media experts uneasy.  France proposes to institute a ministry of truth and prohibit news, especially regarding politics, that it deems to be untrue. That is what tyrants have always wanted.

Fox - The Inspector General Report regarding the Hillary Clinton server investigation.  Basically, she was treated differently than you or I would be because they thought she might win the election.


YouTube - Sheila Bair" Fed needs to consider a digital currency.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Just letting you know I am still here.

I'm sorry dear readers. I have seen little worth writing about that isn't overwritten about. I would usually take this time to write about some thought on life; but, I find I cannot. I lost a relative recently and am watching another do stupid stuff. I have barely seen anyone in weeks. I have been picking up fast food and staying indoors to myself. I keep in touch with people, I talk to people on the phone daily. I am not apologizing for not writing, I am merely saying why I have been quiet so much for awhile now. Other things were on my mind.

If any news event is weighing on my mind it is the passing of the European Unions articles 11 and 13. What? You have never heard of it. The European Union is passing a law that would "force" websites to take down memes and clips from the news and clips, well, from anything. The same law would require you to pay a fee to websites that you provide a link to. If implemented, it would mean that blogger would probably prohibit me from providing you links to source documents. Wow.

Pimpernel had a fairly classical education. Because my professors wanted me to become a professor they even gave me special attention in college. I knew all the inside baseball. In law school I was also respected. Throughout college and law school I wrote untold numbers of documents, reports and briefs. They all used standard format  and that includes referencing the source material that you relied on. This EU law basically outlaws footnotes and bibliographies that are online.

You probably haven't heard about this. I said it was coming about a month ago. It is funny, the EU does not believe in borders against people, only against thoughts.

When I was about six, I attended first grade in Massachusetts. On the playground we sang each other six year old songs. "The Addams Family started when uncle Fester farted, they all came out retarded, the Addams family." There were others, there was one about Batman. All the silly songs they knew, I knew too. They were never on television or the radio or even in the papers. It was an oral tradition that passed from state to state as kids moved. It traveled quicker than one might suspect. Thoughts are contagious and cannot be killed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Five Stages of Grief and the Establishment.

The Kubler Ross Model says there are five stages of grief. There is Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. We are seeing the dying end of the anger phase from corporate Democrats. "He is not my President" was the cheer after the election, that qualifies as denial. "F Trump" and all the vitriol since was the anger stage. They remained hopeful that Trump would be found guilty of paying Russian agents to hack the DNC; but, that has pretty much left them as a hope. The next step will be bargaining, that is what they are doing with the electorate. The corporate Democrats have decided that if they offer the voters to treat illegal aliens better that people in the Midwest will vote for them, they will not. They do not offer voters to make life better for them.

The bargaining stage is when one has the chance to get something. The problem is you have offer something in return that people want for themselves. The corporate Democrats and corporate Republicans will get crushed in the midterms. Progressives and Trump supporters will make gains. When 2020 comes along, Trump will win easily. That is when Depression will sink in. As the elitists FBI attorney said, the poor and middle class are ignorant, lazy, poor and middle class pieces of shit. If you tell Hillary that the peasants are revolting, she will say they are deplorable for questioning their betters.

Populist means average or caring about the majority. The establishment is elitist, they care about themselves. They see themselves as more deserving and better than the average person or someone not connected to the system. They seek to manipulate your emotions by claiming they care about "the children". They do not. If they don't respect the poor or middle class why would you believe they are about the children of illegals that are poor?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How the Democratic Party Plans to Win the Midterms and Why They Will Fail.

Any regular reader of my blog knows that I am neither a Republican or a Democrat. I identify as a social democrat of the European type. That is not quite right; but, helps people to get some idea of what I believe. I would never vote for a Bush or a Clinton, they sold us out. I supported Bernie Sanders; but, after he lost hoped that Trump would win just to piss off the establishment and let them know we are unhappy with what has happened to this country. I did not vote for Trump.

I do not let my wishes get in the way of my analysis. The Democrats have come to believe that everyone hates Trump and that the Democratic party will take over congress in the 2018 elections. As a consequence they have split their party down the middle and rejected the idea of any "progressives" getting elected. They have actually passed a rule that would only apply to Bernie Sanders to prevent him for running for 2020 as a Democrat. Many progressives complain that the Democratic party is attacking Trump from the right, they are because they are global corporatists running the party. It is why they hate Bernie and progressives.

It would be so easy for the Democratic party to get back the Midwest; but, they are doing everything to avoid it. They continue to malign and insult the Midwest as bumpkins and bigots. The same people that elected Obama are now called bigots. The Democratic platform to 2018 is Trump is bad and we need to treat illegal aliens better. That message follows on deaf ears in the Midwest where they are offered no better treatment by the Democratic party. This will be the first election in history where one party openly ran on a platform of taking care of illegal aliens rather than Americans.

I will leave you with this text from an attorney for the FBI who was involved in "investigating" Hillary Clinton for removing classified information and having it put on her personal server. "Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn't watch the debates, aren't fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm." In case you don't know, POS stands for Pieces of Shit". The establishment hates the middle class too.