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"They are also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill" - Don Blankenship
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Sep 5 7 tweets 2 min read
If America put nobody in prison except for murderers and rapists we would still have a larger per capita prison population than Germany (96 per 100,000 vs. 67 per 100,000). Not a single critic of mass incarceration has ever even attempted to come to terms with this reality "Why does America have such a high prison population?"

Have you considered that having 3 times more people in jail for violent crimes than Germany's total incarceration rate might have something to do with this? And this is despite the lowest homicide clearance rate in the West Image
Sep 2 12 tweets 3 min read
I just remembered an unbelievably funny Thailand story I have

My friend who runs a class ordaining ministers asked me to come film their graduation ceremony. The college is run by an American organization so the only other American there was with the org that owns the school Since he was the guest of honor, they tapped this guy to give the sermon at the graduation ceremony. Now this dude is a fire and brimstone African-American preacher from Georgia who has never been to Southeast Asia before and knows nothing about the local culture
Aug 30 6 tweets 2 min read
A lot of the complaints progressives have about capitalism aren't true about the private sector but are true about the nonprofit space that those progressives support. There are nonprofits where the head makes like 60% of the organization's total revenue There will be a nonprofit where the person in charge makes $200,000 out of $315,000 in total revenue while relying on unpaid volunteers to provide services and progressives prefer this system to the exploitation of capitalists actually paying you
Jul 23 5 tweets 2 min read
This website is amazing
Anime pfps aren't all bad, but having an adult Eren Yeager avatar is incredibly sus

Jul 11 5 tweets 2 min read
I'm glad you were here to tell us this, since nobody involved in the Napoleon film realized that he was a touch problematic https://t.co/fKcx5mijd5
The Napoleon movie trailer practically opens with him firing cannons into a crowd of people in the streets of Paris lol
Jun 20 6 tweets 2 min read
I hate what's happened to the American right. They've gotten so much worse just in my lifetime. The anti-vaccine stuff used to be lib-coded due to rich environmentalists and now the conservatives have monopolized anti-vaccine and GMO conspiracies, too Barack Obama broke the right. The GOP was dominating the Democrats across all levels of government, except for the fact they lost two presidential elections to one of the best campaigners of all time. So the base concluded the establishment couldn't win and went totally insane
Jun 20 4 tweets 2 min read
WE ARE SO BACK Image I will never understand how "they are also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill" didn't become a meme like "Cocaine Mitch" and "China family." It's just as good as the other Blankenshipisms
Jun 20 7 tweets 2 min read
Everyone talks about how Lovecraft hated black people, but that does a grave disservice to the sublime grandeur of HP Lovecraft's racism

He also hated Russians, Jews, Hispanics, Germans, Italians, Asians, Scotsmen, Frenchmen, and the Irish. A man who could write this paragraph is not a typical racist. He is a racist who has raised the art to its highest potential - a man whose racism has slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God Image
Jun 20 20 tweets 4 min read
One thing that blows my mind is how little serious investigative journalism right-wing media does. Conservative media would be so much more valuable if they really dug into West Coast political corruption instead of spewing endless Hot Takes about Wokeness I know that people will be like "well, that's the clickbait their readers want!" But a conservative magazine could have readership outside of just the right if they were producing better journalism that supported conservative ends. Seems like a better way to advance your agenda
Jun 20 4 tweets 1 min read
The twitter sweet spot is to tweet high quality policy arguments so that journalists will follow you and then edgelord shitpost the rest of the time so that people get mad at them for doing so You've reached the Promised Land when you get an Associated Press reporter suspended without pay for RT'ing your irony-poisoned nonsense. That's how you gain entry into Poaster Valhalla
Jun 20 4 tweets 2 min read
These doomer accounts are always like 5 months late in the stuff they're freaking out about. We're clearly on the verge of having a spectacular crash in home prices and they're complaining about rising home prices after the median sales price fell by $40,000 in one quarter Image FRED's median home sales price number has us back to where we were in the first quarter of 2022 - except that's nominal dollars and we've had something like 7% total inflation since then. Rising interest rates wiped out 2 years of home price appreciation in about 3 months
Jun 19 7 tweets 2 min read
Friendly reminder that inflation was 4% year-over-year in May and the y/o/y inflation rate has fallen every month since last June

I also don't actually believe inflation hurts the poor the most. Wages for the poor kept up with inflation better than middle class wages did "Inflation is worst for the poor" is one of those things people say without any proof. High inflation is bad for everyone, but poor people don't have much in savings, so whether or not inflation hurts them is dependent on the extent to which their wages are keeping up
Jun 19 4 tweets 3 min read
One of the worst things about how schools teach literature is that they suck the joy out of an art form that is *meant to entertain you.* Part of this joylessness in literary education is how they never have you read the old poems that are just a series of brutal insults The Dedication to Don Juan is literally just Byron calling people he hated morons. He refers to Bob Southey as "dry Bob" which a) means his poetry was boring and b) was a slang term for paying a prostitute to let you have sex with her without ejaculating

gutenberg.org/files/21700/21… Image
Jun 19 9 tweets 2 min read
One thing people really don't get is just how poor America was in the 1920s. All anyone talks about is Chicago, LA, and New York, so the general public really does not realize that most people in the South did not have running water until like the 1950s Less than 5% of US homes had indoor plumbing in 1920, so during the early years of the "roaring '20s" almost everyone outside a small number of successful big cities was still using chamber pots and outhouses
Jun 18 6 tweets 2 min read
This one simultaneously got a lot of likes and made half of twitter incredibly mad. People are still tweeting angry things about this Image We already have this. It's called "Bakersfield" and it's pretty shitty tbh

Jun 18 4 tweets 2 min read
The most health conscious thing you can do is take an enormous amount of human growth hormone

I'm not even critical of Rogan for doing that, since he's open about using steroids, but having muscle doesn't prove you have a healthy lifestyle. Dude's got Palumboism Image Rogan has said he is only taking human growth hormone to get the same amount of testosterone he had when he was 27. I do not believe him on that count. I think he's taken quite a bit more testosterone than he's claimed.
Jun 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Imagine being so dumb you that you use total GDP numbers instead of per capita stats to try and own Botswana. Are you sure your IQ is over 70? ImageImage Did you know that India has a much higher GDP than Canada? Man, Canada must really suck! I thought it was a first world country?
Jun 18 5 tweets 2 min read
The map of the 10 states I'd live in is funny. I feel like everyone on twitter is basing this heavily on politics and I just like pretty places, booming cities, and warm weather Image I didn't disregard Florida because of DeSantis - I disregarded Florida because its weather actually sucks. Why would you want to live in Florida when the rest of the South also has nice weather, but with less mugginess and fewer mosquitos? I'd rather live in Nashville/Charlotte
Jun 18 4 tweets 1 min read
"Murder is good" has become an increasingly widespread position on the far-left, so I think we're way past their support of bullying being the problem lol And before anyone says this is a strawman, the Anarchy Left's replacement for cops is lynch mobs and they defend every left-wing extremist who gets shot by the police in the midst of committing attempted murder.

See: their support for Charles Landeros

Jun 17 6 tweets 2 min read
This is what liberals mindlessly believing peoples' stated gender self-identification leads to. A guy murders two women, rapes their dead bodies, lies about being schizophrenic, and lies about gender dysphoria and they think Florida was wrong to not buy into his bullshit This dude literally claimed that his (entirely nonexistent) schizophrenia and gender dysphoria led him to rape and murder two women because he thought that by raping them it would turn him into a woman.

It was a fraudulent insanity defense. There were actual hearings about this
Jun 17 5 tweets 2 min read
Based and patriotic taxpayer pilled Image I love paying taxes because I am an American patriot. These anti-American rightoids want our great nation's roads to collapse, our children to be murdered due to understaffed police departments, and our poor to starve

Hating the IRS = hating America