Minneapolis, MN widower. Views expressed are whoever paid me last. I come cheap,
Feb 20, 2022 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
🧵Reading about the latest #TuckerCarlson vs. #AOC incident, I’m amazed at some recurring themes.
Note, I am NOT commenting on who is right or wrong. The two of them can handle that without me.
But the twitter commenters . . . ¡Aye, Carumba! Do none of these people think?
Theme 1): ‘I get my own legal code’.
Lots of people making announcements on what is and isn’t “protected speech” without taking a few minutes to do a quick search on what the law actually is. All kinds of pronouncements about “that isn’t protected” are just wrong.
She later said “This book is misleading because it does not take into account how Shane might feel later in life about being infertile. This book makes very serious medical interventions seem like an easy cure for emotional and social distress,” the teacher said.
Jan 19, 2022 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
It helps if you look at the history of the word “race” in the OED. It is a very vague term that meant at various times “family”, “ethnic group,” “nationality,” “species,” and the current meaning of “major human anatomical group based on skin color and other cosmetic features.”
I should also mention for completeness sake the political mean associated with Noel Ignatiev, “evil oppressors who must be overthrown to create the communist paradise.” By this definition, the Irish were not white till they came to the U.S. and discriminated against blacks.
Jan 17, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
It’s because of them thinking World 2 is the entirety of reality.
“World 1,” World 2,” and “World 3” are terms from Sir Karl Popper, one of the great philosophers of the 20th Century. Worlds 1, 2, and 3 are respectively physical reality, social reality, and logical reality.
The thing is, Worlds 1 & 3 are not under are control, but World 2 is. We can’t alter the law of gravity by human will, or the Pythagorean theorem. But we can alter the govt. of the U.S.’s fundamental structure by will, and we have, twice, in 1781 and 1788.
Jan 10, 2022 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
#Propaganda#protip: Never underestimate the power of the Big Lie. There have been NO studies about the implications of this, long term, because there CAN’T be. They would have had to sit on the #vax for YEARS to conduct them. We’ll find out the implications in future years.
Did you know the word “cisapride.” It’s the name of a drug introduced to the U.S. market in 1993, and ‘voluntarily’ withdrawn from the market in 2000. (It’s still available for vet use). Why was it withdrawn? It kills people. OOPS!
And look at THIS imbecility, where she can't understand what she did wrong, and says her remarks were in "bad taste." As if anybody on Twitter cared about taste.
Note also how she tries to cover herself with "free speech," and how her "accepting responsibility" lie
Nov 22, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
The #WaPo has a decent review of "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story," the new book based on the notorious #NYTimes Sunday Magazine articles.
Reviewer @CarlosLozadaWP notes the basic dishonesty of the project, where criticisms are met by changing the definitions of words.
For instance, when Nikole Hannah-Jones says blacks fought for their rights "alone," that doesn't mean "Without aid or support," or "Without anyone else." It means "without the support of the majority of white Americans."
Now he opines about "well-trained militia(s)", trying to imply that this has some bearing on his initial question. It's like pointing out that Ethiopian child soldiers and Rittenhouse both are members of the human species. True, but it has no bearing on the subject.
Nov 4, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
@robkhenderson .Evolution does something? How can it, unless objective reality exists?
And the "computer simulation" is bullshit. One computer "organism" can see "objective reality" but can't recognize danger, but another can see "danger" but not the computerized "reality"?
@robkhenderson Within the context of the simulation, recognizing "this will kill me" is recognizing "reality."
This is another example of people proving 2+2 can equal five, by substituting other numbers for 2. It's just dishonest.
Then there's the perception nonsense.
Nov 2, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Reading ‘When the Culture War Comes for the Kids’, archive.md/gznDx, and I find this: “Liberals are always slow to realize that there can be friendly, idealistic people who have little use for liberal values.”
This is a subset of a larger problem, IMAO: Projection.
A lot of people just can’t grasp, emotionally, that some people want different things than they do, like or dislike different things, and will do different things given the opportunity. And so they operate on false assumptions. Grief inevitably ensues.
There's a worse problem.
Oct 22, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
More Deevoe idiocy, three different tweets.
1) I was aware the SRO was a deputy. It's in the original Daily Wire story that I have quoted from.
2) He's now making up 🐴💩 about "you guys" making a claim that the cops weren't called until the second incident. Roll tape:
He now implicitly concedes that the DW story was correct: no one outside the school was called there to investigate until Scott Smith showed up.
Well before reading this latest post, I'd formed a hypothesis. Deevoe read a story about the incident, and misunderstood it.
Oct 22, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Ah, a quote. I can copy and paste that, in quotation marks, and I get . . . "No results found" for the quotation. Various results without the quotation marks, as one would expect with a widely covered story.
First two sources quote the Daily Wire story, and support Smith's claim
The story quotes "dispatch records" showing the School Resource Officer (SRO) reporting the incident at 1:33 PM, but no outside police called to the scene until 2:21.
Oct 22, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Well, this is weird.
I saw the exchange between @Cernovich and @ twitter.com/Nomi33719537, and didn't realize what was going on. I looked at the article Cerno had linked, but missed the 2018 date. Rather misleading, Cerrno.
So I found out that someone was 'accidentally' shot on a movie set, although that story is mondo weirdioso itself (one round of something fired, two or three people injured by the same shot). I considered deleting my original tweet, then decided to apologize to Nomi instead.
Oct 10, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
What Sky says. The "multiple major outlets" don't want to admit what anyone with a brain knows, things like 'some people who claim to be supporting a political cause are liars', and 'when you put males into the same space as naked women, many of the women will be distressed'.
So when news of the Wi Spa incident began to circulate, the "major outlets" REFUSED to investigate. They eagerly swallowed a story about how the whole tale was made up, and that the mother who complained was an #evil#transphobe.
His same arguments, when he has them, are made in relation to IQ tests, and they have been shot down again and again. E.g., the racial differences in the IQ distribution remain when you use tests without language, like progressive matrices. Or adjust for parental income.
Oct 8, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
.#Protip: A nice example of deception, this. A calm reasonable tone. Who would guess Mr. William is #lying?
Yes, go read the letter at web.archive.org/web/2021093010… Although there are frequent mentions of "threats," the examples given are people showing up at school board meetings
“We’re going to find out over the next three years, with the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential cycle, just how far removed we are from a return to
something akin to constitutional governance under the principles of federalism and whether it can be reclaimed.”
It's sad, but predictable, that people just can't bring themselves to face the facts.
Scott, we already know how far we are removed from constitutional governance.