Random Thoughts About What A Woman Can Do – Under the “why should I buy the cow when the milk was free?” rule it’s always a mistake to move in with the guy without tying the knot. Large families were an enormous benefit as a women had big brothers to beat the crap out of the husband cheating on her. Before you marry a man get an objective third party opinion in writing about his ability to provide and as a wake-up call it wouldn’t hurt to wave this document in the face of any guy you take a pass on (then again you don’t owe losers anything.) Go for solemnity rather than party time at your wedding because it’s always easier to back up than back on. I leave it to your imagination but think about what you could do before he leaves the house each day in order to make it much more difficult for him to even consider patting another woman’s butt. Always stroke his little ego. Avoid any man who phones his mother each day or keeps a framed 8 x 10 glossy of her out in the living room or worse on his nightstand. Brag about him to other people when he can hear. Cut his hair yourself (yes you can learn.) Wait for him to open doors for you. Don’t take any shit – if you’re a doormat he will wipe his feet on you because he’ll figure that’s what you’re telling him you’re for. Don’t try to change him and never short-change him. Or yourself. Stay slim and make him stay slim even if you have to chase him away from the refrigerator with dogs and a red hot poker. Don’t try to learn anything about the sports he loves to watch on TV, you’re not very interested and no matter what he says he’ll resent it. Always say it nice the first time. Yes he needs a workshop – even if he’s a klutz, maybe even more so if he’s a klutz.
Suppose you’re running a factory and a worker grievously assaults a supervisor. More than that the worker involved has a history of threatening others and in the best of times he’s a disruptive influence on the manufacturing floor. So you decide that it’s long past time for him to go. But before you’re permitted to fire him you have to send him a written notice of your intention and not sooner than three days out you have a schedule a hearing before a board consisting of yourself and two impartial outsiders. At this hearing the employee has the right to a transcript and a lawyer who can question anybody for the record. But even if this board does decide to fire him he can appeal to the firm’s board of directors again with his lawyer present who will, as night follows day, hold the threat of further very expensive legal action over the directors’ heads.
And if the board of directors supports the decision of your board of inquiry – the employee who assaulted the supervisor can only be fired for one year. After which you have to hire in back with rate of pay he would have reached by not being “fired” at all and again under threat of legal action you have to establish the procedures you put in place which ensure that the employee suffers no adverse discrimination because of his past history.
Oh, and you can’t report the assault to the police otherwise you will be fired – but with no right of appeal.
Add to that burden the fact that a very similar and just as laborious procedure exists for disciplining a worker who doesn’t do any work or who stays home “sick” a lot, sells dope in the locker room or steals his lunch from the cafeteria.
Question – How long would it take for you to move the factory to Mexico?
Well, welcome to due process. And although they may slightly vary from state to state are the rules administrators have to operate under in public schools. Which I don’t have to point out cannot be moved anywhere.
Wouldn’t a better name for this be “Goo Process?”
Here’s some comments from teachers:
As a student and later as a teacher I found that “special needs” can mean something more akin to “criminally insane”.
As long as the future “criminally insane” student doesn’t kill or permanently maim (physically) others, it is his/her CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED RIGHT to destroy all other students’ rights not only to learn, but to life, liberty, property, the right to associate, and to pursue happiness.
Oppositional defiant = kiddy sociopath. Throw in not-so-stellar IQ and let the games begin!
Here’s a story from the Daily Mail [paraphrased]:
After months of misery at his home in West Kirby, Wirral, pensioner (senior citizen to you Americans) Clive Cresswell (his parents were confirmed alliteratives) decided that something needed to be done about seagulls savagely dive bombing him every time he set foot outside. But today the 68-year-old finds himself in court after the RSPCA accused him of shooting one of his unwanted visitors which despite their reputation are classified as a protected species. He could face a hefty fine or even up to six months in prison if convicted. The case comes after a series of worrying incidents involving gulls across the country, including a dog that was killed and an attack on a tortoise.
Attack on a tortoise? ATTACK ON A TORTOISE? Arresting an old man defending himself against vicious birds? This is Great Britain today? I think they need their empire back.
Or another way to look at it is that this is just one more reason why western civilization needs Texas.
See story about how a fleeing felon avoided capture in a unique manner here,
A very interesting piece because what it shows is that you can avoid detection for years, perhaps forever by using the two thousand mile long Appalachian Trail. a wilderness footpath from which you can access any number of points in the eastern U.S. – simply because you are walking not driving a car or taking a train or airplane. So it raises the question of – who else is out there?
Dear Mr. Miniter,
I agree with your observations concerning Europe’s leaders, but one should remember that false leaders need false followers. All Europeans have been living in a fairyland for the past seventy years thanks to Uncle Sam keeping the neighborhood safe for the Europeans while the Europeans have continued to indulge in the same fantasies that in one way or another have characterized the whole course of European history since the ideas of the French Revolution and German idealism started to take hold of the continent over two hundred years ago, all the while taking pot shots at the very American hand that feeds them. Under such conditions it is easy to loose one’s instincts and even inclination for self-preservation — or put more bluntly, it is easy to lose one’s sense of smell.
Since the time of the French Revolution and of Kant and the German universal idealists Europe has been shedding its spiritual roots and integrity for a gooey, juvenile and ill-focused utopianism, which has provided the proper soil for the present opportunism of the invaders from the South. Such a potentially significant demographic shift in Europe has not been seen since the hordes of Germans, Vikings and Slavs descended from the north more than fifteen hundred years ago over a demoralized and tottering Roman Empire.
What better place to feature this utopianism than in the nation of its birth, Germany? And what could be more ironic than that the former invaders from the North are now themselves being invaded from the South?
How quickly the facts and lessons of history are forgotten. Orban and the Hungarians are suitably concerned and have been erecting barriers to keep the migrants out, which has earned them nothing but contempt in the European press and the chancelleries of official Europe. The Hungarian people for centuries served as one of the essential bulwarks against the expansion of Muslim influence into Europe via the Ottoman Empire once the Turks had overcome the Byzantine Empire. Turkey and its Muslim culture were still very much a presence in the Balkan peninsula until about one hundred years ago, and in fact remnants of that Muslim presence still exist and are foci of persistent religious discord in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece. In contrast, the Germans turned back the Muslim hordes in 732 AD under Charles Martel at Tours, thus saving Western Europe for Christendom long ago, while the Spanish in 1492 expelled the Moors from the last parts of the Northwestern Mediterranean, even as the Venetians and other Christian states in the Eastern Mediterranean continued to confront the ever aggressive Saracen in that region.
The recent dramatic pictures in the press of the swarms of Muslims marching on Vienna from Budapest had the look of a crusade in reverse — more like the People’s Crusade of 1096 or even the Children’s Crusade of 1212 rather than the crusades of the likes of Richard the Lionhearted. But these modern day Muslim crusaders nearly all have as their goal not Jerusalem or Vienna but Germany, their Promised Land. Some of these migrants are even walking around with large picture placards of Angela Merkel hanging from their necks. Countries like Greece, Italy and Hungary in a sense are playing the same role that the Byzantine state played with regard to the European crusaders en route to the Holy Land.
I think back to Germany in 1933. At that time there were 500,000 highly productive native Jews in Germany, whom the German gentile majority chose to reject as aliens and who wound up either being forced out of the country after being abused and robbed or brutally killed in concentration camps. Only 500,000 souls, less than one percent of Germany’s total population at that time. And now today, in just one year, Germany is having to take in and deal with 800,000 burdensome aliens, with no end in sight. Before long Germany could be totally overrun by such aliens.
The German government talks a good game about Germany’s obligation to be a good host to these migrants, a very German way of putting it. The German politicians are practically preening as they talk about how moral and responsible Germany has been acting in this matter, how Germany — being the most powerful state in Europe, as they are quick to remind everyone — will shoulder the burden and provide the leadership, how the other Europeans must go along with the utopian moral imperatives involved in dealing with this influx as conceived by the German elites and their EU confrères. Some German politicians have already called for raising taxes in order to support the migrants. Meanwhile, crowds of Germans have shown up and cheered loudly upon the arrival of the migrants at various rail stations in Southern Germany as if these migrants were local soldiers returning from some great campaign (as opposed to invaders), or at least a soccer team which had just won the World Cup.
Just yesterday I read a column in one of the German newspapers online predicting that future generations the world over will marvel at Germany’s achievements in the post WW2 era: the dissociation from Nazism, the post war “economic miracle,” the reunification of Germany, and Germany’s present handling of the refugee crisis. Is there no end to German arrogance and self-absorption? At least Pericles had the brilliance of fifth century BC Athens to back up his predictions of immortality for his city.
Meanwhile, there have already been riots in German cities, some of which have been staged by neo-Nazi groups, while other demonstrations have been held by protesting Germans not affiliated with the neo-Nazis. These demonstrations will likely increase as friction continues to rise between Germans and the increasing numbers of disorderly, demanding and ungrateful migrants crowding all over the country who will need to be supported by the parsimonious and order-conscious Germans. You can be sure that any resistance to delusional utopianism will be exclusively chalked up to hateful and thoroughly nasty right wing groups, both in Germany and abroad, as a way of discrediting those who do not wish to conform to the utopian consensus.
What do those many Germans who eagerly support the influx of migrants really want out of all this? I think it is more than simply to indulge in their cherished utopian views, as strong an inducement as that utopianism certainly is. In view of the events of WW2 I think they want to prove to the world that not all Germans are monsters; and even more I think they wish to prove that point to themselves. And if the Germans have to force the rest of Europe to make sacrifices in order to prove that point which the Germans so desperately want to make, and with predictable German thoroughness and single-mindedness, then the Germans are more than prepared to try to force the other Europeans to do so.
In America there are likewise many Americans who wish to prove to the world that not all Americans are monsters. The remarkable difference vis-à-vis Germany is that America has no reason to prove that point, except in the minds of Obama and those like him whose self-loathing, spiritual emptiness and childish utopianism impel them to do so.
As I watched videos of the Germans cheering on the migrants arriving in the Munich train station, I couldn’t help thinking of the Twilight Zone episode entitled “To Serve Man.” Do you know it?
Personally, I would have preferred a Mongol horde. If one is going to have one’s civilization crushed, it is better to have it crushed by enemies one can respect — rather than by a self-appointed committee of flaccid, weepy, crusaders of the rainbow flag. But here I only show my ignorance, and my need for thorough liberal re-education. A lobotomy, in other words.
…I don’t have kids in school and, for the record, I don’t have any particular dislike for homosexuals. I consider them people with a form of mental illness – but it is neither charitable nor very pleasant to despise the sick. I do not like, however, to have my culture flattened to accommodate a small minority’s disease. What is most infuriating about the whole process is that the vast majority of us have been pushed into this social experiment without so much as a whisper of consent. No one asked us at the local, state, or even national level. Our legislators did not vote on this. It was not even imposed on us by black-robed justices whose names, at least, we know. The new regulation was signed into existence by some nameless uber-liberal in the Dept of Ed – and we have no more say about it than a laboratory rat in a cage. We are seen as merely nameless members of the ignorant herd. People in the flyover country, to be remade in someone else’s image.
From Robert Weissberg in American Thinker today. Read the original article here.
“The unwashed are on the march. Trump speaks not for the silent majority; he is the champion of the silenced majority. This is truly terrifying for today’s establishment gatekeepers.’
From Clarice Feldman in American Thinker today:
Professor Eugene Volokh expanded on the unintended consequences of such feel good measures as banning plastic supermarket bags.
We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar increase.
The results really should not be all that surprising. As Businessweek reports, prior research found that few people regularly wash reusable grocery bags or take other precautionary steps (such as using separate bags for meat and produce). So, not surprisingly, tests find coliform and even e.coli bacteria in a significant percentage of bags.
Read full article here.
By definition western Europe, North American, Australia and New Zealand share a mass insanity in believing that a person who declares themselves a certain sex is that sex. Now all a boy has to do to change in a girl’s locker room is say he’s a girl. Read the story set in Hillsboro Missouri here. Take a look at the mug – this is the future. However there are penalties in life for ignoring reality. I just hope you and I don’t have to the price along with the politically correct. By the way next stop is age – a criminal will declare himself a minor and he”ll have to sentenced as one. Then people will declare themselves tall when applying for a job with a height requirement and the government will force us to hire them. There is no end to it.
Susan Rabiner Literary Agency touts itself as selling books about ‘big ideas.’ What are some of these big ideas? Here’s one;
University of Pittsburgh historian Holger Hoock The Scars of Independence, a provocative new look at the American Revolution, arguing that it was not just a high-minded battle over principles, as many historians have painted it, but also a profoundly violent civil war involving rape, torture, prisoner abuse, and other atrocities. To Crown.
The rest of her “big ideas” are akin.