Tread Water?

It seems this is a good week for Alibam in the national council of thieves legislators. [Link]

Seems the representative for Nawth Alibam is incapable of telling stones from stercus. Especially when it comes to climate change, which I suspect he avers is a fiction created by the Venusians or one of them other furrin heathen nations.

Notably, his district includes Nawth Alibam’s Shining City on the Hill, Huntsville, where 90% of the IQ points in the state are concentrated.

I have to advance the conjecture that stupidity is good for the greenery since that seems sometimes to be the principal good in Alibam.

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Alabama Political Terms

Campaigning in Alibam is ramping up and I thought it might be a good occasion to elaborate and explain some of the politicians’ catch phrases:

  • Conservative – this is an ubiquitous emptiness, mostly because the politicians never talk about what they are going to conserve. Based on their history and universal behavior, the only things Alibam politicians work to conserve is their continuance in office and the flow of money from the state’s poor to the state’s rich. What is never said is that they are Liberal or Progressive, which almost none of whom are, or Fascist or Nazi, almost all of whom are.
  • Christian Values – this is ubiquitous but not an emptiness. What it means is that they are (almost always) members of a Male Caucasian Supremacist cult that masquerades as Christian but is actually perpetrating a tyrannical social order that suppresses, dis-empowers, and persecutes women, non-Caucasians, Catholics, Jews, everyone who isn’t a member of their cult, geeks, nerds, and intellectuals. They do, however, support pedophiles, sociopaths, and psychopaths.
  • Protects Gun Rights – another diversion. Actually, gun sales are directly proportional to the difficulty of purchasing a weapon and since the gun manufacturers are struggling to avoid bankruptcy, the politicians will probably up the paperwork on purchase to enrich the manufacturers. Also, what they don’t mention is that the real gun laws are made at the national level over which they have scant influence and no control.
  • Increase Employment (Grow Jobs) – another blatant prevarication. The only way that politicians can increase employment is by spending taxpayer money to either bribe some capitalist to move his business from another state to Alibam, or expand the Alibam civil service. And where does the taxpayer money come from? Not them. From the folks who want the jobs? Of course.
  • Telling Lies – none of them say this but I include it because they all do. In fact, when a politicians tells you he is being honest or telling the truth, he/she isn’t with absolute certainty.

None of this will make any difference since the elections are controlled by the political parties who have ceased answering to the electorate but it makes for bemusing reading nonetheless.

Loot Luck

I was looking at WOOT [Link] where they had something called “NFL Area Rugs” partitioned off for limited availability and it occurred to me that:

One of the good (!!!!!!!) things about being a STEM NERD is a total disinterest in things that Bogs are interested in; and

One of the bad things is that the capitalists who prey on Bogs seldom make things of interest to a STEM Nerd, so not much to want; and

Is the previous actually bad?

The WOOT people actually have some very nice refurbed computers to sell (that is, NOT HP, although they have lots of HP stercus – and, yes, I know that is redundant,) although they are very often incapable of sending you what you ordered. Instead you get crap.

But how Sturgeon’s Rule applies is a bit uncertain. 

Cognitive Mutterings

The last couple of weeks have been fraught with thinking. It reached an apex this week when the comedian Bill Cosby was sacked for being male – agressively. Since the great (?????????????????) state of Alibam has been on the ropes for a couple of years over its Auschwitz style prison system – except there are very few Jews in the prison system; they seem to have a survival instinct that going to jail in Alibam is not a smart thing for a Jew to do – but is full of Good-Ole-Boys and AAs. The subject of distress is that the Yankee government thinks the state of Alibam abuses the prisoners and denies them adequate health care – mental and physical. So the state politicals are trying to ignore the general populace and white wash the problem before the Yankee government re-institutes Reconstruction.

I have to admit that I am one of many Amerikans who thought Bill Cosby better than most folks. He was a positive influence on schule integration by showing my generation that the AA attitudes of our parents’ and grandparents’ generations was crap. I also enjoyed his humor – the clean stuff I was allowed to listen to – more, in fact than that of Andy Griffith. Although the ranking of “What it was, was football” and “Noah” are even. To this day I consider football the most socially acceptable form of pornography and Noah’s attitude to the deity a masterpiece of patience in the face of bureaucratic juggernautry.

So what punishment should be meted out to a man who did so much good? From the standpoint of the legal system whose first rule is “someone has to be punished” and second is “justice is a fiction”, all of that is irrelevant. But the legal system is supposed to be the product and reflection of society. 

The combination of these, along with the Honorable (???????) Speaker of the House firing the house rebbe and the increase in diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disease diagnoses, led me to consider mental healthcare. For once, the information was coherent and constructive. In a flash of mental lightning I realize the folly of the whole thing.

Simply put, the reason Amerika has stercus for mental healthcare is because, according to the PEW people, 0.77 of the population (at least) are members of an organized religion. This means that they not only believe in a deity – which is probably hardwired in humans – but they accept the propaganda line of the organization without rational thought (in most cases.) So in a rational framework, these people are mentally ill.

Now since mental illness taxonomy is largely social in nature, if the majority of society are themselves mentally ill, then mental illness is considered to be mental health. And thereby, the politicians, who are deathly afraid of any healthcare expenses other than their own, don’t have to do anything since in effect all the mentally ill people in Amerika are de facto sane.

So the actual question we have to ask is whether the people labeled by the legal system as mentally ill are actually the sane one. Certainly this seems to be the case of the folks with Autism Spectrum Disease since (a) they can’t stand anyone who doesn’t have Autism (very much,) and (b) they are smarter and more creative than “normal” people. In fact, my observation is that the best the non-Autistic can do is caretake, thenthe ASD folks have to be the real engine of conservation and progress in human civilization.

It certainly isn’t politicians, justicers, and capitalists.

Now I’m going off to “help” FD SCP.

 

Internet Wisdumb

This morning I ran across an article [Link] entitled “The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner” that captured both attention span and cognitive cycles. This is a matter that I have considered numerous times, mostly because of the ubiquitous stupidity of Bogs and the equally ubiquitous greed of capitalists. Simply put, the basic question is whether there is such a thing as a good (or even actual) science fiction cinema?

This article is actually helpful. Why? Because it presents a list of thirty-five supposed science fiction movies since “Blade Runner.” Trivially, they are all either trash or terrible in terms of science fiction. Some – VERY few – are based on an actual science fiction story or novel, some of which are passable; none are good or excellent. Happily, all stray so far from the story/novel as to turn even that minor quantity of science fiction into churned bog mud. This has the goodness of confirming our previous findings that so-called science fiction movies obey Sturgeon’s Rule to about the power of two. 

That is, at least ninety-nine per centum of labeled science fiction movies are crap.

A more serious question is whether “Blade Runner” is crap? Obviously the author of this antithesis thinks it something special. The movie is based on Philip K. Dick’s “Do Android dream of electronic sheep?” The correlation, as with almost all movies, regardless of genre, that are “adapted” from books is poor. Basically, if any journal were offered a manuscript whose data had this level of correlation, the author would be politely told to find work as a used car salesman or a justicer. The kind who pursue medical vehicles.

This is not to say that it is not a watchable movie. It just isn’t science fiction. SciFi, maybe. SyFy, definitely. Garbage fragrant, absolutely.

Rubber Duckie

It is with great disappointment that I note that the deteriorating Hanish satellite station has deteriorated into bits and splashes. And here I was rooting for it to hit here in Alibam and give us the second fatality due to falling in mass from space. Then we would really have a tourism feature: “We send ’em up and when they come down someone gets buried.”

Of course that’s the NASA side. From the Army standpoint everything they used to send up was supposed to send someone to the grave yard. And then the powers that be sent the beat-the-stercus-out-of-the-air mafia here and now everything has turned to Pollyanna and Little Pony.