Tea

It’s kind of hilarious that Ilhan Omar can’t go for two days in a row without insulting a Jew. One could almost think it’s not accidental.

So cool to know that the Democrats now have their own Tea Party.

Ragging on Bernie

Ragging on Bernie because he wrote bestselling books that made him a millionaire* is a very bizarre thing to do. There are many things Bernie can be criticized for but writing a book that sells well is the most innocuous thing anybody can do. Comparing that to Hillary’s Wall Street speeches is deeply insane.

Shame on those who do it.

* If there are people who live under a rock and haven’t seen these accusations, I can give links.

The Unusual Challenge, Days 8 & 9

Yesterday’s unusual activity was not setting my alarm to see how long I can sleep. Turned out, very long. And I still conked out at 10:30 pm and couldn’t even post anything about it. Sleep is so annoying.

Today’s activity was a weekday barbecue. It was fantastic. Klara ate a ton of green onions because her 9-year-old friend Zhenechka whom she worships loves them, and Klara has to imitate her in everything. It’s hilarious because she winces as she stuffs them into her mouth but she still keeps eating them.

By the way, does anybody have one of those machines that make fizzy water? I keep thinking that I might want one. Are they good? Klara loves San Pellegrino but it’s pricey plus I hate all the bottles that are wasted.

The Other Side

So the parents who gave bribes in the college admissions scandal are going to jail. Great. But I haven’t heard if the bribe-takers at the colleges are. In my culture, we blame bribe-takers more than the givers. I say, to hell with all of them but where are the news about arrests and incarcerations on the side of the colleges?

Friends Like These

In the meantime, on our side we have complete idiots.

The Georgia heartbeat bill, right? It’s effectively a ban on abortions because 4 years ago, a heartbeat could be detected at 5 weeks (which is 3 weeks post-conception). We must oppose the bill, obviously. So Stacey Abrams decides to oppose the bill by claiming that “it is bad for business.” Because businesses need to be able to count on their workers who, I guess, shouldn’t be pregnant if it’s inconvenient for businesses. The idea that maybe motherhood shouldn’t be an inconvenience to people working for businesses doesn’t occur.

These are the same people who spent the whole day yesterday arguing that the country is running out of people and we will all get old and die covered in shit because there are no young people to clean it. It might seem illogical until you remember that today’s progressivism has absolutely nothing at its core but a fanatical attachment to neoliberalism. It’s all about driving down the costs of labor and destroying worker solidarity.

Trump’s Open Borders

Trump will expand H1B caps for low-skilled workers. This is happening just as wages finally started to grow and is part of a large-scale campaign to make sure they stop growing.

Remember the horrible stats I recently posted about young men who are out of the workplace? There is no shortage of people who can work. Rather, there is a decision that these people are too costly and inconvenient, so they can be discarded into addiction where, it’s hoped, they would just die off (and they are). Instead, more compliant and easy to push around folks are used to substitute them. Once these substitutes start to realize they are exploited, it will be time to throw them away and drag in fresh ones.

Trump betrayed his voters. As I said he would from the start of his campaign. Look past the speeches and the tweets. He’s deporting less and letting in more than Obama. This is the opposite of what his supporters wanted.

It’s Warm in Chicago

In a period of a little over 24 hours this weekend, 24 people were shot in Chicago, including three children under 13 — and three of the adults shot died from their injuries, according to police.

This is worse than in Tijuana, folks. Not by much but still. In the meantime, we heard ad nauseum that the new mayor of Chicago is gay but nothing about how she will make this horror stop. I mean, I’m happy for her but who the ef cares about her sex life when the city (or a portion of it, rather) is a literal bloodbath? Nobody even mentions her without bringing up that she’s gay, as if it’s somehow meaningful to the extremely hard task that awaits her in Chicago.

Twenty-four people in a day is a lot of people. This is impossible to imagine. A terrible, terrible tragedy.