But Most of Them Are Fine!

But Most of Them Are Fine!

This is not rhetoric – most of the people who use a line like “but most Muslims/etc. are decent normal people” aren’t going to be swayed by dialectic. Instead, this is to provide a foundation for understanding why, despite most people of a demographic being perfectly fine, a scant handful can still screw it up for everyone else, and render the entire demographic effectively suspect. File this under “why we can’t have nice things.” Recently, we’ve seen the rank hypocrisy of naming the asshole in Canada a totem of the “incel movement” and calling them all terrorists, while of course, “not Read more »

Art Monday

Art Monday

I stumbled into the work of Bryan Larsen years ago. Not sure if I consider his frequent use of the works of Ayn Rand as inspiration a plus or minus, but he’s got some beautiful stuff.  

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Posts this week have been light, but things will be back on track. Since it is the 4th, I’ll do one, I repeat, ONE star wars themed pic.   A post shared by lindsey (@lindseypelas) on Apr 30, 2018 at 3:50pm PDT A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on May 2, 2018 at 8:53am PDT A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on May 3, 2018 at 3:50pm PDT A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Apr 30, 2018 at 9:38am PDT

Games People Play

Games People Play

Been busy with a few things this last week or two, but have had the opportunity to play the new Battletech (mixed – some stuff is really good, some stuff… really?), also have played space empires 4x again, though we’re not quite done with that game yet, and last but not least got a multi-ship Talon game in where I played the federa… Earth forces, and the Klin…. Talon forces… managed to kick my ass through judicious use of drones and disruptors, in what was largely a pyrrhic victory.

It’s the Socialism, Stupid

It’s the Socialism, Stupid

“Start by being warm, pleasant, & generous w/every person you meet; but if someone tries to exercise power over you, exercise power over him; & if he messes w/you, remember to keep messing w/him long after he has forgotten about it”. Silver Rule of Fat Tony in N. N. Taleb’s #SkinInTheGame I’ve said it before – socialism is evil. Not kidding, then or now. While I’ve respected Dr Peterson’s work, and still think his explanation of the symbolism of myth/etc., and the reasons why you should follow common sense advice, and why identity politics and C16, etc. are so poisonous, are Read more »

Ends and Memes

Ends and Memes

Vox Day posted on the value of rhetoric, and in the comments, someone brought up that for “If You Were Positive About Your Body You Would Take better Care of It” you should have a sexy nurse. And Vox obliged (above). So of course people started in about how it should be real nurses and not strippers, how one guy’s wife reacted “but a stripper? No class!”, a stupid picture of a fit woman mountain climbing, etc. I’ll admit I jumped in with a reminder that we had blowups over what sounded similar to some of the not-helpful suggestions, but for some Read more »

A Shift In The Energy

A Shift In The Energy

Cernovich, Scott Adams, and others have been discussing a recent mood change. For what it is worth, and as I’ve noted earlier, there are times where I question what is “real” enough to at least be open to what the more materialist would term “woo woo”. At best. I hadn’t noticed a change in others, but I had noticed a change in my own mood – one more than a week ago. Call it grim determination. It was odd. There was no particularly bad or ugly news, but somewhere, I knew stuff got real. I particularly liked how Jon put Read more »