Monday, May 30, 2016

oh that's just my haemorrhoids, everyone who's 56 has them

Can I please point the fuck out that the 2008 Democratic POTUS campaign was FAR more bitter and divisive than 2016 and if Hillary Clinton loses to Trump in November the fault is she's motherfucking Hillary Clinton.

Certainly. You can point out all kinds of things that suggest in 2008 and 2012 you were not banging drums for Donkeys and heaping disdain on Elephants as truest culprits on the cause of your life's anxieties.

Why not remake history? You have the opportunity, seize it!

Be the fucking flea, Jeffrey!


-- Harold Caidagh, who wonders when Chalupa's bunghole will go beyond surface capillary haemorrhage, and begin bleeding profusely, thanks to that French bulldog named Binny who has been humping the Chalupa bunghole for 40 years. Chalupa must have a lifetime supply of K-Y and Astroglide, more than Gaylord Perry even.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

jughead yesterday, archie today, reggie tomorrow!

Toni Basil phoned in a suggestion that we UNSF'ers take a look at the parallels between Michael J. Smith's latest entry, and John MICHAEL Greer's latest.

We can see Mickey slipping persona in this awkward non-segue of styles:

To be fair to the students, they’re not the only ones who have redefined the purpose of a university education in a way that, for the sake of politeness, we’ll call “quirky.” Radical faculty members, who encourage this reenactment of their vanished youth as a political equivalent of Münchausen syndrome by proxy, are doing much the same thing. Then, of course, you’ve got corporations who think that universities are places where prospective employees go to pay for their own job training, university bureaucrats who bubble marketing-firm sewage about offering students the “university experience,” and so on through an entire galaxy of self-regarding and self-important cant. The one thing that finds no place among all these competing redefinitions is, predictably enough, learning.

I’ve mentioned before on this blog the need to devise new opportunities for learning, and in particular a new structure for adult education that isn’t subservient to the increasingly blatant political and financial interests of the academic industry. More broadly, the concept of learning has been a core theme of this blog since it began—partly because modern industrial society’s stunning inability to learn the lessons of repeated failure looms so large in public life today, partly because learning ways to make sense of the world and practical skills for dealing with the converging crises of our time ranks high on the to-do list for anyone who takes the future seriously. I think, therefore, that it’s time to move that discussion to center stage, and talk about learning and education in the context of the Long Descent.

Two entirely different writers, two completely different styles, but you think it's the same thing because "John MICHAEL Greer" has taken credit for what "Mike Flugennock" wrote in the first of the above two paragraphs.**

If Mr Greer actually had visitors, they would notice the swing between Jughead in the 1st paragraph and Archie in the 2d, and would notice the more glaring point of actual heat behind the words in 1st paragraph where Archie never, ever, ever uses heat and always uses obfuscating references back in time to some obscure Oswald Spengler or Baron von Munchausen paraphrase or made-up quote.

But there are no commenters at Archie's Treehouse. They're all Mickey, Mike, J. Mike, Mike J., Miguel, Michel -- meshuggenahs to a name.

Also, once again requiring close reading, but inside Archie's newest there's very strange copycatting of the "Platty" (as Chuck called him earlier) essay that Chuck discussed.

It's almost like the Mickeys are being as brazen as Harvard Law Prof Mark Tushnet

-- Karl Franz Ochstradt, whose refusal to submit to Team Mikey-Wikey's Mandates some five years back might be said to explain all of this.  KFO NB: Never tell a leftist he's ignorant, but worse, never demonstrate that ignorance for all to see at the leftist's own Garage du Gauche.


** For the uninitiated, this blog has in the past discussed how "Mike Flugennock" and "Michael J. Smith" are the same person.  If we use the Simulated Beavers blog legend, "Nice Mike" is Dmitry Orlov, "Nasty Mike" is Michael J. Smith, and "Wicked Leftist not-quite-satire-ist Mike" is Mike Flugennock.  Continuing the legend, "Archie-on-the-mic, Mike" is John Michael Greer, "Fruity, Fluffy, Self-Deluded Expert of Nothing Who Wishes His First Name was Michel" is Tarzie (also BDR/Chalupa), and "Miguel, the Migrant Farm Worker who Organizes for the Union" is Michael Yates the travelog economeister.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

but don't they have fact checkers and peer vetting?

"Hey Chet, can I interrupt your music browsing and listening for a moment?"

"Sure, Hy.  What's up?"

"I've been trying to figure out how to explain why this blog always looks like it's written by someone from something like a Hitler Youth of America perspective, when its authors have no interest in demonizing any one particular school of thought, religion, social caste, or recreational pursuit."

"That may not be the best way to look at it, Hy.  I think there are some schools of thought that this blog's writers may not accept.  For example, the Ornate Writing ecole, I don't think anyone here endorses that, though the briefly tenured Mr Greenglen seemed strongly drawn in that manner."

"Okay, I see your point.  I guess also if we look at Chuck's roster entry on the right margin, he does list a whole lot of schools of thought, social castes and recreational pursuits that he has, does or will subject to parody, satire, ridicule, mockery, or teasing."


"So what would you suggest?"

"I think of it more as a values blog, as I said in the mega-thread.  And also, I think in order to begin trying to find the values requires reading most of the blog's entries, and seeing where the blog consistently picks on things, people, ideas or arguments.  Maybe from that, a view might begin to take shape."

"Most readers probably don't want to take the time."

"I agree.  What can you expect in the era of twitter's 140 character limitation and the manner in which people comment in that medium.  It's overwhelmingly passive-aggressive snark, which suggests that a given Tweeter's position is 'proved' or 'supported' only to the extent its snark registers as a WIN in the eyes and mind of the reader.  It's an echo chamber.  So imagine, a person whose sense of human social problems (NB: what "politics" supposedly aims to fix) is outlined and defined within or by 140 characters of WINNING snark.  Perhaps this is laudable in grades 5-7 and maybe for the immature, grades 5 through award of Bachelor's Degree, but no self-respecting adult should be playing on twitter."

"But how else are people going to connect for the purpose of identifying who agrees with them, politically speaking?"

"By meeting 'strangers' and talking to them, perhaps?"

"That requires me to consider strangers as people who don't intend to hurt me if I disagree with their politics, though."

"Why would you even consider that as a possibility?"

"News media.  They tell me that everyone's divided to the point of violence, and supposedly there are hundreds of angry anti-Semites and rednecks who want to not only kill Bernie Sanders but also kill his supporters."

"Where'd you hear or read that, Hy?"

"Like I said, on the news."

"Which news source?"

"The news, man.  You know.  The news."

"Hy.  Wait a minute.  Are you telling me that if you hear or read a news story, you automatically spin it up in your mind, creating a Worst Case Scenario as if the news story is true and indicates a fast-growing trend?"

"That's not what I said.  I saw it on the news somewhere."

"This is why you should pay attention to sources, Hy.  And also why you should realize that news sources are directed by editors who choose what story to run out of the thousands that could be run at that time.  Thousands is an understatement, too.  How does a news entity choose which stories it runs, and why does it choose them, Hy?  What do you think?"

Monday, May 23, 2016

sous pisces

Perhaps it's an actual move toward generosity of human spirit-drive-benevolence.

Or perhaps it's that sort of latent signal received only by a small % of those encountering it, suggesting what certain people on the planet intend to do to maintain control as they presently know it.

Maybe it's another triumph of marketing?  Like George Clooney's wife, the "international human rights attorney"? 


There's no such field in Law as "international rights" or "human rights".  You can't specialize in them. 

Unless you're independently rich and don't mind that out of a 40 hours time block set aside in your week, issues in "human rights" and/or "international rights" present themselves maybe for 10 minutes in those 40 hours.

It's even narrower than Constitutional Law, and we know how Glenn Greenwald lied when he sold himself as a Constitutional Law Expert.  He has no experience in the subject, no academic or practice oriented reputation as a well-regarded thinker.  But he labelled himself as such, and most repeated the labelling because of how it was sold and/or by whom.

Chet has done more Constitutional Law work than Glenn Greenwald, and he would not call himself a Constitutional Lawyer.FN


If someone offers a business proposition in which they will "promote human rights" in exchange for your cash, property, or other item of value in your little world, you are dealing with a marketer. 

Not a lawyer.

Not a global fund.

Not a safe harbor of any kind.


Congratulations.  Now you know what it feels like to be fleeced by a Joey Weil.

-- Harold Caidagh, celebrating Canadian Hexagon Day


FN - I checked with Chuck, who investigated Chet's work history and educational background.  Chuck also investigated Glenn Greenwald's work history and educational background, as well as that of  "Tarzie," Jeff Popovich, "Michael J. Smith," "John Michael Greer," "Arthur Silber," "Dmitry Orlov," and "Chris Floyd."  And probably a few others I haven't listed.  

stew pod

I think the ideal semi slick has yet to be made. Maxxis has got the casing, weigh and size, but the profile is fucked- makes leaning in vague and sketchy. Slaughter needs to shave weight. Rock Razor is too big and thin feeling. Riddler is right size and has a great profile, but the casing is thin and flimsy, yet heavy, somehow.

What an idiot.

The nature of a semi- with real side knobs will ALWAYS have "leaning in" problems because of the massive disparity in knob height.

If you bothered to ever ride your bicycle quickly and make your turns affirmatively and decisively instead of in wishy-washy, "think I'll just gently ease into this corner, that's EXACTLY why I wanted a tire with big side knobs!" then maybe you wouldn't have a "leaning in" problem.

You seem to want a MotoGP tire and surface interaction, same tire horizon around the radius.

How can you possibly think that will work as a semi-?

Do you even have a brain up there in your Canadian Toque Display?


This moron quoted above is trying to show he's got refined skills in distinguishing among tires.

What he actually has is enough of a vocabulary to use different (albeit almost marginally) descriptors for different tires, which descriptions are supposed to tell us that he's a genius of tire discernment and bicycle handling.

When he's neither.

-- Harold Caidagh, who is amused by the way his neighbors to the north have come to celebrate Hexagon Day every day.

you ARE my cattle, you WILL let me steal from you, you WILL take it laying down

The Ennis Emby Dining Club's maitre d'hotel, Pete Roggeman Chambers Gordon A. Boot LLB, tries on a new UNSF-uber-lyte version of writing and, typically, does not admit how he managed his change in "style."

He happily laps up the praise for "great writing," enjoying the grift and con, still not admitting where he got the change in style or the courage to change style in the first place.

Apparently he thinks that because he's not willing to actually be provocative, he's innocent of plagiarism.

Also, apparently he thinks that if he gets income ($$, bike stuff, or public acclaim) through mechanisms not of his own making, he owes nobody because, look, he didn't acknowledge from whom or what he stole his ideas on a change in style.

I think Pablo was correct in the thread-of-the-week:  today must be Canadian Hexagon Day.

--Harold Caidagh, who knows Pete Roggeman, Cam McRae, Dave Tolnai & Co. are Canadian and therefore interested in Have-a-Nice-Day culture, but wonders why they are so brittle-ego'd as to not acknowledge their sources.

normally, a chalupa is a cooked dish, not one served cold

Here is why I am not pro-Bernie Sanders. He is me. Angrier that he's not taken more seriously than what he barks he is angry about. He is not demanding a new paradigm, he is demanding more status in the existing paradigm. Me - and fuck me - too.

We have already told you Jeff Popovich lies regularly, most often to himself, but also to others.

And backpedals with "it's a gag, you don't get it, I'm more meta- than you!"

Which is another lie.



can you imagine being his daughter, trying to explain the psychoses your father suffers online at his 4,862 blogs and twitter outlets?

Can you imagine trying to explain why your father and Daniel Parziale have gay sex at every opportunity, while your father remains married to your mother, who is a woman?

You weren't born thinking ambisexuality was natural or good, but your father keeps telling you, we're more Bonobo than human, little Clare.


Jeff, you LOVE Bernie Sanders because you LOVE that a Jew is up there and you LOVE that his Jewishness pisses people off and you LOVE that his Socialist confession (of lies) pisses people off.

You also LOVE Bernie Sanders because you have a brand-new-since-two-oh-one-two hatred for the Mainstream Donkeys who used to be your heroes. By hating Hillary directly and in-, you show the zeal of the new convert and once again, pretend you always have been against the Ds and always, always, always have seen the kayfabe.

Except when you didn't.

For the majority of your adult life.

Including, ironically, the present.


Jeff, if you really believe Bernie Sanders doesn't want to go far enough, what would be "far enough"?

The First International?

Heads in the basket, guillotine oiled with blood?

You don't really know, do you?

You only know the Marxist pap that gulled your idiot mind, Mr Crowbar.

You are a walking laughingstock, and embarrass yourself so regularly that you ought to consider the wholesale revolution needed is WITHIN YOURSELF.

But you won't.

Because you're Chalupa the Wonder Dog, Pipsqueek Chihuahua Possessed of the Most Refined Artiste Sensitivities.

Who, unsurprisingly, is getting arse-plugged by a French bulldog wearing a yarmulke, named Binny.

--Harold Caidagh, who is amused when a dupe thinks he's the con artist.

Friday, May 20, 2016

nested russian dolls

This is some of your most powerful fiction yet, Mr. Greer.

Acolyte MZQ, in yesterday's Archie Comix.


Well, it's a deep shame and an awful pity that "his" fiction was taken from here.


Mikhail, Mickey, Michael, J. Michael, Michael J., Miguel, and Michel, new costumes but same game.

The russian doll is in the name of the CEO of the Monsanto analog, who happens also to blog under that name as well as "_______ J. Smith" and other Michaels of note, including Archie.


I find it amusing** that someone who spent about 8 years trying to "correct" me at Simulated Beavers can't admit he was wrong, and instead uses my writing to fund his own click farming as Archie, Who is Not Yeats and Not Yates Either.

This is how you "teach" others?  Steal without credit?

This is how an economist works?

As a software developer who pretends to be 4 or 5 other things now that he's made his millions?

Why should we treat you any differently than Racist Rolledsmug?

I guess you didn't pay attention to this:

The longer they accrue, the bigger the whack.

-- Harold Caidagh, who would encourage you to enable or create further accrual in order to increase his own piece of the whack, and who reminds you of what you did as "kapshow" and "owen paine" and how that adds octanitrocubane to the balloony piñata for a more explosive whack.


** Amusing, as in "for me, but very likely not for you."

apparently there's some problem with email

Otherwise, why not just email Lou and ask him?

Lindahl May 20th, 2016 9:20 am

Unrelated to this post, but looking for any recent beta on Landry’s exit conditions. Contemplating it for Sunday.

Or any other industry insider who might know? They probably have broken email too. Besides, how can you get your e-rep buffed if the objective isn't stated on Lou's blog?

--Paul Behrer, who thinks counseling or other confidential discussion may help Mr Lindahl with his overblown ego compensating for huge self-doubt.

there's that savage Canadian wit again!

I feel like I was just forced to attend a Barenaked Ladies concert in the front row.  Shrieks of joy and singalong verses from everyone within a 400-foot radius.

"Should I be encouraging more Helicopter Parent attitudes in my gift-buying decisions?," asks an intrepid member of the Ennis Emby Dining Club and Smoking Lounge.


Nobody I knew as a kid wore knee pads to ride a bike.

The trails now are much tamer.

But go ahead, encourage worry-wart perspectives, make the child afraid of the slightest scrape, and remember that any other view is just the hot sun of reactionary thinking melting your Precious Snowflake's unique genius and turning it into mere water.

--Paul Behrer, who knows from extensive experience that you need to get bruised, battered and bloodied in your recreation, and if you don't, you become a passive-aggressive asshole who is afraid of life and blames life's dangerous-unless-progressed nature for your pathetic insecurities.

as your lawyer, Britt, I urge you to invoke your right to not incriminate yourself

Well done, Mr Daniel.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

dat kant beee, sed Wahn Bai-weeeee!

Mostly because climate change first was raised by non-economist (read: true) scientists as a phenomenon worth our attention and effort, Silent T "science editor" Wahn Baiwee thinks it's a socialist plot.

It didn't help that Occidental Al made a movie designed to generate "green economy" (read: fake economy) investments and misdirections, nor that Al is a lifelong Democrat where, when pushed to side with either major team, Baiwee instinctively is Republican.

Combine these three points and the erstwhile science "expert" can't imagine that climate change would be an issue for anyone.


Companies whose capital growth depends on long-term forecasts being accurate usually have a stake in seeing fairly accurately over, across and through that long-term outlook.

Even a cosmotarian techno-robot-Republican like Wahn Baiwee can agree that profit-seekers usually try to maximize their profit, absent some bizarre provision under Title 26, U.S.C. which encourages experiencing and/or reporting losses where otherwise the entity would seek gain.


It would be interesting to hear Wahn Baiwee argue/distract/deflect his way out of this situation:

Insurer group leader fears climate changes to add to Canada disasters

(Reuters) — Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country’s property insurance industry group said on Wednesday.

A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost CA$6 billion ($4.64 billion), according to one industry estimate.

Don Forgeron, CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, noted there are a range of estimates on how much insured damage the wildfire will do, from a low-end of “a couple billion dollars” to a high of CA$9 billion ($7.0 billion).

“It will likely be somewhere in between, but we really don’t know,” he said following a speech in Ottawa, Canada.

Asked whether the wildfire would lift insurance premiums in Fort McMurray and other areas where the perceived risk is higher, Mr. Forgeron said it is “rare that one event will cause that kind of reaction.”

A special fund that the Canadian government runs to help provinces recover from disasters covers 90% of all eligible costs.

In his speech, Mr. Forgeron cited a February report by the parliamentary budget officer which said disasters linked to climate change would cost the government CA$900 million ($695.6 million) a year over the next five years.

This amount is far in excess of what Ottawa has currently set aside to deal with such events, he said.

“That’s a problem. That means (money to pay for) damages beyond what the fund can cover will need to be found elsewhere, resulting either in cuts to other programs or an increase in the federal deficit,” he said in the speech.

“Climate change ... has moved from future threat to present danger.”

The Insurance Bureau represents more than 90% of all car, home and business insurers in Canada.

Mr. Forgeron said the world had entered a troubling new era in which natural disasters such as fires and floods were happening more frequently.

Ways to help mitigate the damage include taking steps to better identify risks and then manage them.

“This means limiting or ending the practice of building in areas deemed high risk by flood mapping and having a hard discussion about where to build in areas that are close to our boreal forests,” he said.

Building codes also need to be upgraded to make houses more resilient, he added.

It would be keener than Ween if our friend Nigel West Dickens would make a stab at explaining why an insurer would talk about climate change as something actually happening, and as something we should work to accept and remedy.

But I'm not holding my breath.

-- Harold Caidagh, who thinks it's quite possible that (1) Al Gore's a liar; (2) the Democrats are liars; (3) the Greens are liars; (4) the "green economy" is bogus; (5) sketchy, misanthropic people will use duplicity to profiteer off the issue of climate change and human social efforts to minimize human sources of negative impacts upon the climate; while also it is true that (6) human industrialization and other planet-affecting activity have wrought negative impacts upon the earth's climate, and (7) there are things we can do to reverse some of the changes.

semiotically interesting


Dictatorial, 1-sided "tolerance" assertions

The conjunction is addressed by Chet Redweld

Mr Redweld confronts the conjunction rhetorically

Which path was Mr Redweld using here?

Here's the target, R side uphill from L side

Huh.  Who'd have expected this?

If Mr Redweld's shot considered the right side's uphill nature, he would not want the ball to strike the green with a right-to-left curve in trajectory, or a leftward spin of the ball.  It would be inclined to roll off the green, or bounce off the green, toward the left.

Mr Redweld chose a left-to-right curve in trajectory, a "fade" as it's described in panel 5.

A leftward flight or spin would likely have resulted in a 4 or higher on this Par 3.  Even Lee Trevino, who was a master of leftward spins and flights, would have struggled to stay on-target here.

How in Hades did Mr Redweld manage to control things so finely?

He spent a lot of time at the driving range, perfecting his golf swing so that he could control the ball's spin and flight, directing it with curves in either handedness.

--Charles F. Oxtrot, unofficial sort-of biographer of this blog's counsel, who would remind you that refinement of the golf swing is one of the most painstaking athletic pursuits one can undertake.