Things Look Better With Gaslight

People have been pushing the claim below, that BurnLootMurder and the Auntie Fascists (the fascists who are ludicrously calling themselves “Antifa”) are mostly holding peaceful demonstrations, NOT riots. They say the demonstrations are “93% peaceful” … However, it wasn’t clear to me what “peaceful” meant and thus what the numbers meant, hence this post. And…

Words From The Platform

The Democrat Party Platform is online here. I thought I’d take a look at it using computer textual analysis. To get an overview of the whole document, I made a “word cloud” of the party platform, where word size indicates how often that word appears in the platform. (Common words like “is”, “are”, “go”, and…

The Name That Can’t Be Spoken

In an article that approaches peak 2020, some avis-inbecilli ornithologists say we have to change the common names that birds have had for centuries because, you guessed it, the names are RACIST!!! And not only that but the poor bird names “represent colonialism, racism and inequality”. Scary stuff! Source Article However, it turns out that this…

Will Whoever Stole The Black Hills Please Return Them?

I see that the usual media suspects are whipping up indignation about Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills. It’s bizarre. Hillary, President Obama, and Biden all went to Mt. Rushmore, and the media fawned over them. But now that President Trump has had the audacity to go there, the media is all full of righteous…

Black Lies Matter

On this lovely Juneteenth day, I’d like to celebrate how far-sighted and prescient Mr. Booker T. Washington was. Over a hundred years ago, in his 1911 book My Larger Education, he perfectly described the situation today with Black Lives Matter and other related movements: “There is another class of coloured people who make a business…

A Letter Smuggled Out From The Berkeley Gulag

I present the following letter as I found it. I cannot verify its authenticity. However, it was also sent directly by the author to two people I follow online, Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. I believe it is genuine. Regardless of authorship, I can absolutely verify its veracity. Read to the end. Best to all,…

Losing The Race

I saw a very impressive man on TV today, a black ex-Navy guy. He said: “When I wear my uniform, I get thanked for my service. And when I wear a suit, I get treated well. But catch me with three days worth of beard wearing a hoodie, and suddenly everyone’s afraid of me”. Let…

Watching Violence In Black And White

A few years ago, I took a look at the most recent data on police killings in a post entitled When Arrests Go Bad. I found out a most curious thing. Now, before I get to what I found, let me say that most of what I’ll put forward here in this post are facts. Not…

What’s Behind The Mask?

Here’s a quick cruise through some of the science of masks. Perhaps the most important study says this: Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS–CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients. Unfortunately, that’s the main basis used to sell masks to the public—that masks are mostly not for uninfected people to protect themselves, but to…

Petty Tyrants

Man, this stuff angrifies my blood mightily. We were sold the idea of “shelter-in-place” in order to “flatten the curve”. This would avoid overloading the medical system, as shown below. Fair enough. And like a fool, I assumed that when the curve was flattened, we could get back to work. But noooo … I just…