Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie is kicking over the rock hiding the shameful practices of the USDA and Big Meat. Corporations and government cronies are gumming up the meat supply, not butchers or supermarkets. Continue reading Big Meat is past its PRIME
Randal O’Toole, the Anti-Planner, points out the wrongheadedness of ever-increasing urban density, Now, we are getting another lesson. Due to a novel virus, we are told to “socially distance” ourselves. But no one is telling us to drive our cars instead of riding transit. Instead, the transit agencies are still operating and giving out platitudes like “we wipe the handrails every day.” BART says it is running ten-car trains all day so people can stand as far from one another as possible. Spring Breakers, I think he means you. Update: Over at Issues and Insights, Thomas McArdle weighs in on … Continue reading Don’t Bunch Up!
Michael Moore has turned his documentary gaze towards alternative energy, and–surprise, surprise!–found that it’s not the Save the Planet Panacea everyone says it is. “It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” [Moore’s film director] Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that … Continue reading Jeez, it’s like it’s all a giant scam or something
…and is surprised when it hits them in the face. And the ass. Our lefty, virtue-signaling city council has decided to pick a fight on Chik-fil-A, one of America’s most successful fast-food companies. This doesn’t look like too smart a move, even for nanny-staters. Clearly this is viewpoint discrimination by a government entity, and puts the City in an indefensible situation, especially considering the recent Riley’s American Heritage Farm v. Claremont Unified School District decision coming from Judge Jesus Bernal of the Central District out in California. Terminating this benefit is a matter of discretion reserved to the District and … Continue reading San Antonio City Council steps on a rake…
UTSA does it again! My school was recently reported as being #19 of 20 in sugar babies. And the term sugar baby indicates a young adult willing to become a compensated protege of an older patron in exchange for unspecified (but easily imagined) personal services. Somehow I suspect this new ranking for UTSA will not appear in any of the school’s recruitment or outreach materials. Continue reading Hey, Hey, Hey! My school made the top 20!
Writing in The New Geography, Joel Kotkin gets close to one of the threats of commercial cyberfascism: Amazon’s grab at oligarchic power by siting a new headquarters. New York’s brush-off to Amazon was the right move, even if for a variety of wrong reasons. Like constructing sports stadiums with taxpayer money, the exploitation of the public for private gain is a fundamentally immoral practice. Continue reading Amazon gets pushed back
Thales at The Declination tells it like it is: When a hot girl says something stupid, people pay attention to her anyway. This has the effect of separating the hot chick from reality even more. She might think her stupid poems are beautiful art, because thirsty men will say anything to an attractive woman. Hot Girl Privilege would be a lot more tolerable if it wasn’t so frequently associated with RBF. Tip from Sara Hoyt at the Instapundit. (She gets a good quote in the article.) Continue reading Hot Girl Privilege
Writing in Oxford American, Chris Offutt’s Trash Food almost gets it right: My thoughts and feelings were completely irrational. I knew they made no sense. Most of what I owned had belonged to someone else—cars, clothes, shoes, furniture, dishware, cookbooks. I liked old and battered things. They reminded me of myself, still capable and functioning despite the wear and tear. and Nevertheless I’d felt compelled to mislead him [my Oxford friend] based on class stigma. I was ashamed—of my fifteen-year-old Mazda, my income, and my rented home. I felt ashamed of the very clothes I was wearing, the shoes on … Continue reading Trash, White Trash, and REAL Trash
Turns out there may be an upper limit to automating retail businesses. When confronted with self-serve checkouts, many folks turn into thieves: “There is NO MORAL ISSUE with stealing from a store that forces you to use self checkout, period. THEY ARE CHARGING YOU TO WORK AT THEIR STORE.” It’s so pervasive that it’s not even called shoplifting any more; it’s “external shrinkage.” This is going to continue until retailers wise up to the idea that it’s cheaper to have a flesh-and-blood cashier ringing up–and collecting payment for–purchases, than it is to have the stuff just walk out the door. … Continue reading Maybe NOT every job will be automated
I’m a real Goop Boy now. If a pricey shot of B vitamins gives you the same thrill as taking a dump, why not save time and money, and go take a dump? Continue reading There’s STILL a sucker born every minute.