Alabama Outlook 2

It seems we need to congratulate Fartus Maximus Prevaricator for successfully engaging vertical copulation mode when he attempted (???) to congratulate the women astronauts who did the single gender space float. (Since there’s no gravity – essentially – i’s not really a walk.) Seems the First Whackadoodle managed to get much of the message wrong.

But the event does give  us some insight into how he unleashed the Turks.

And the stepped-in-the-cow-patty award of the week goes to Scant City Memorial [Link] for being unable to keep the WiFi in its gym working. Seems they had the fifth Saturday in a row when the router could assign IP addresses (probably due to NO maintenance because, after all, it’s a gym and only idiots work out.)

The problem they seem to miss is that if they can’t get WiFi in the gym to work, how can they get things like robotic surgery or CAT scans to work?

And the answer is that they can’t. Even with the over-lordship of Huntsville Hospital who stepped in because Scant City Memorial can’t find anyone who will work for them who can understand bookkeeping and billing. In fact, they are so bad that Pro Publica doesn’t even index their Emergency Room. [Link]

Perhaps we should also mention that they practice religious discrimination. Evidently they don’t want to treat anyone who isn’t an evangelical protestant. Jews, Adventists, and Seculars (and we suspect, RCs) are unwelcome. This is most evident at their gym which is closed on Sunday mornings.

Alabama Outlook

I noted this morning that Thomas Cook LTD (?) has gone belly up. Stranding several gazillion vacationers across Tellus and leaving it up to the Brexiters to repatriate them. 

I mention this because I had to study Thomas Cook LTD when I was a bairn in schule. The company was covered in our state mandated Alibam history course. Never quite sure why but evidently back when Thomas Cook as a person selling trips to exotic places to moneyed Brits, Alibam was on the list of such. I can understand the pyramids of Egypt and the ruins of Mesopotamia (largely eradicated by the War Against Terror,) but the lush jungles of Alibam? Where ever did the tourists get a pint on Sunday afternoon? 

I should comment that this is why I seldom go on vacation and when I do it’s an INTRO vacation; the destination is museum or some such avoided by EXTROs like schule or lab. 

I also ran across a quotation (different source) from the Founding Grandfather,

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

that reminded me that when he said this he was lecturing the EXTRO masses about their fickle ways and pain inflicting habits. Nowadays, it means that one should never do any good deed because there is no benefit to it; it ain’t worth the trouble, in Alibam vernacular.

On which note, from which it flows naturally, I have received a diminishing number of requests (with apology to the Kingston Trio) to elaborate on what a Bubba is. Simply put, a Bubba is the union of a Schmuck and a Ferd. That is, a human who is stupid, clueless, and EVIL.  

Who are why Thomas Cook no longer, even before their financial failure, sent tourists to Alibam. 

Alabama Seasoning

Today is the first day of “Fall.” At least so the weather beavers pronounce. 

But we don’t have Fall in Alibam. In fact, Alibam seasons are an example of set theory. 

Which is understood by less that 0.01 of the population of Alibam. 

Almost all of whom live in Nawth Alibam.

Anyway, Alibam has two seasons: Summer and Not-Summer. That’s it. A fully spanning set. 

Summer is divided into three sub-sets: Early Summer; Real Summer; and Late Summer. Today is the start of Late Summer.

This, incidentally, is a main reason why Alibam is such an awful place to live. (With one exception, to be addressed below.) Many of the people have had their brains charred to ash by Summer. These people can be easily recognized: they drive pickup trucks; they attend services regularly but observe none of the social direction associated with faith; or they are politicians. The latter, of course, are criminal and venial. And some demonstrate all three characteristics.

The respite from awfulness is the green. Which the neuro-neg constantly try to destroy because, well, being “conservative” is necessary, but conservation is a hippie liberal pinko conspiracy to be eradicated. 

I used to wonder how Alibam could have been given statehood. With contemporary political happenings, I don’t any more. In fact, it’s almost good (as opposed to evil.)

Street Wisdom

Was reading Undernews [Link] this morning. (And yes, I know the author is considered a “Damn Yankee Liberal S***********” in Alibam but sometimes you can add liberal to Repulsian Oligarch Tyrant and get a more accurate view of the news.) Noticed this picture:

and realized that I should check out the school supplies at Walgreens next I am there. (Which will probably be tomorrow because they are having a sale on OTC and supplements and FD SCP has given me a list.)

I have to admit that I have a mild liking for Walgreens. Yes, they are a nasty, polluting, autarkic corporation but for some unfathomable reason they still maintain a moderate level of quality in their goods. Which makes them 10dB or better than MalWart or lots of other “drug stores.” Most of which mostly sell crap masquerading as wellness stuff. 

Excuse me. It ain’t that good. It’s stercus.

I first started using Walgreens when I was a Freshman at the Campus of the Black Warrior. That relationship continued at the other campuses in following years. So by the time I got kicked out of college for the third – and next to last – time, I had plenty of data.

But I don’t usually buy school supplies there. But I have a melon list and since I’ll be there tomorrow anyway.

I wonder if they card?

And, no, the only school I attend these days is the one where I am teacher and student. Permanently – it seems – assigned to the left aft corner. And I get a special hat to wear.

And, no, I didn’t drink much beer as an undergraduate. In those days on the campus of the Black Warrior, beer had to be imported from Missississippi and it was basically polluted water. I made do with diluted reagent grade ethanol. 

Graduate school is another matter. The common view at the Campus of the Boneyard was that you couldn’t do physics without beer. At least on Fridays. Or so a Nobel Laureate told me.

Tardigrades in Space

The Repulsians are going to take away their own firearms?

Is this a massive maskarovka project on the part of the Repulsians or have they discovered that it is only a short step for the whackadoodles to go from brown skinned (possibly) illegals to suited thieves? 

I’m not going to comment further on this since I have already agreed with Chicken Man (aka Neil deGrasse Tyson) who rightly identifies the problem as something other than discorporation. In my mind it somehow equates to the British practice of occupying towns with troops – and occasionally having a one-sided brawl with some of the inhabitants thereof. Like the recent (?) incident in Boston. 

I could go on to mimic Chicken Man and talk about how minuscule the effects of abortion are since the probability of any child being critical to society is less than 10EXP-6. Not that I am advocating killing pre-humans, but I think that is a decision for the primary parent-to-be and negating that decision making is helping to assure the extinction of the species. By reducing our moral fiber. I know the religionists will cry it’s a sin but isn’t the negation of free will a larger one? Not that I have any idea how to measure either and transcend linguistic badinage.

I have said before that the best argument – to my INTRO STEM brain, at least – for the free and open purchase of firearms is their inefficiency and ineffectiveness. (And I won’t dwell on the latter in detail) Lest the whackadoodles with actual cognitive and learning capacity brew up their own weapons of wider destruction. (I hate the social and governmental misuse of “weapons of mass destruction” since none of what they include other than nuclear devices actually ‘destroy’ mass.) But do we really want incidents where all the folks in the MalWart are killed?  And have to Chernobyl the ground for a millennium? Or is that question too hard for the brain deteriorated mystics? 

On which azimuth, I was asked by a colleague – Displacement Current Magnetic Field – whether it was possible to deprecate decry anyone without being “racist?” I have been considering this and have noticed several factors. One is that there is a bifurcation: simply put, “race” is a false – as demonstrated by scientific validation – concept and hence any “racist” comment is inherent void; but many BOGs (and a few GEEKs and NERDs) still subscribe to the idea of race and hence give it a social “reality” which is for that population more “real” than actual reality. Which they will experience as climate change exterminates the human species.

Because of that social reality, racism is pseudo-real but nonetheless potent. And in that regard, since race is a totally false concept, any distinction between the self and others – the ultimate reduction of Us-And-Them to Me-And-Thee – is racist and thus any criticism of anyone other than an identical (as in genetically) sibling is inherent racist. But because of that universality, also completely meaningless and impotent.

Which is probably an accurate description of both this blot and humanity. 

Digital Humor

While I was at the county Linux gathering yesterday, I heard a most wonderful term that was both new and pleasing: the Carly Box.

I subsequently found out that a Carly Box is any device manufactured by Hewlett-Packard during or after the regime of Carly Fiorina. Seems that she managed to turn HP from a premiere hardware producer into a stercus factory.

The accepted viewpoint at the gathering was that any HP computer (or whatever) produced during or since Carly’s reign should be avoided like the Black Death, that the equipment is a waste of money and time and if one is given such as a present, that it be sent immediately to a toxic waste dump.

There was also some discussion of why Carly isn’t part of the current administration; the Repulsian members advanced that this absence demonstrates the brilliance of Fartus Maximus Prevaricator. The Democrud members were silent, mostlly because there are so few Democruds in Marshall County. The Independents alternated between ROFL and regurgitation.