The End of May — Torches and Pitchforks
She is going to hang on until July? WTF? Why? She has not yet done enough damage to the islands; she needs to ward off progress for a few months more?!
Would someone pick up a cutlass and make May walk the plank, it's the least the Tory Party can do for the voters. July?! Promise me it will be on July 4!
The New Shame of Our Cities | Newgeography.com
And they are voting with their feet every day.
It is only the urban planners who do not understand this simple fact; the city is in decline. Fortunately for us, the urban planners will continue to force density and transit issues, which will cause the city to decline faster. There is no better place to be from than the city, including Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore ... if it is run by progressives it is a dangerous, dirty, place to live or work!
CA Governor, Looking To Shift Blame, Reportedly Calls State's Homeless Problem A National Disgrace
Notice how this problem is extensive in the progressive cities and states but less so in the conservative states. This problem is a policy-driven problem, and the policies which trigger the problem are progressive policies. If you want more of this follow the progressive dogma if you want less of this discard the progressive dogma and look to traditional policies which have always worked.
The Week That Finally Burst The Tesla Stock Bubble
"Barclays analyst Brian Johnson said: “Tesla’s stock for a while was wildly inflated as many investors thought that the company could not only become a very profitable large automaker, but will also dominate other fields like solar energy, energy storage and autonomous mobility. But now the auto part seems to be headed more towards a niche automaker. Those other businesses? Nowhere to be seen.'"
Large automaker? WTF?!!!! Who in their right mind could think that could happen? There was never any chance of Tesla becoming anything other than a short duration bridge company which makes human drive autos with big, sporty, powerful electric motors. Once the human drive element winds down, no one will want to pay the Telsa premium in a self-drive car. No one will care if your self-drive car can burn rubber and pull 2.9 seconds 0-60 mph times. To the contrary, no one will want this; we will want cars which slowly but safely can merge onto highways and other roadways. This leaves Tesla as a super specialty auto company which is making poorly designed track cars.
Within a decade, Tesla was always going to be at the end of its lifespan. Perhaps it can pull something out of the hat by becoming a niche manufacturer of electric track day cars. If not, I cannot see how Tesla competes with the big boys after the shift to super competitively priced self-drive-share-ride cars becomes the new auto manufacturing model.
Trump Strikes Back
"Not long ago, few Americans of the thinking persuasion might have imagined that such a well-engineered republic, with its exquisite checks and balances, sturdy institutions, and time-tested traditions would end up as so much smoldering goop in a national dumpster fire, but such is the sad state-of-the-union moving into the fateful summer of 2019. The castle of the permanent bureaucracy is about to be torched by an uprising of deplorable peasants led by a Golden Golem made furious by relentless litigation. It’s Game of Thrones meets the Thermidorian Reaction with a Weimar-flavored cherry on top — really one for the ages!"
It is followed by two more brilliant paragraphs!
"Even so, the bad faith of his antagonists exceeds even Mr. Trump’s defects and vices. The plot they concocted to get rid of him failed. And, yes, it was a plot, even a coup. And they fucked it up magnificently, leaving a paper trail as wide as Interstate-95. Now all that paper is about to fall over the District of Columbia like radioactive ash, turning many current and former denizens of rogue agencies into the walking dead as they embark on the dismal journey between the grand juries and the federal prisons.
Hence, the desperate rage of the impeachment faction, in direct proportion to their secret shameful knowledge that the entire RussiaGate melodrama was, in fact, a seditious subterfuge between the Hillary Clinton campaign and a great many key figures in government up-to-and-including former president Barack Obama, who could not have failed to be clued-in on all the action. Even before the declassification order, the true narrative of events has been plainly understood: that the US Intel “community” trafficked in fictitious malarkey supplied by Mrs. Clinton to illegally “meddle” in the 2016 election."
Just so. It is fear and loathing in DC, which drives the failed coup cabal to heights of new idiocy.
"Remember, the Senate Minority Leader, Mr. Schumer, snidely told the incoming President Trump at the get-go that the Intel community “has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” I guess we’ll finally get to see about that because the CIA’s former director, the wicked Mr. Brennan, is grand jury bound. I suspect he will not be protected by his former colleagues. His downfall may presage a more thorough cleanup, and perhaps a major reorganization, of this monstrous agency."
Brennan's goose is cooked, but he will likely lash back taking down some of his former employees as he goes under for the third time. The results of the soft coup attempt will be a complete and total reformation of the federal government, including our less than intelligent intelligence community. My guess is that we will see much more open source intelligence married to more and better analysis of data first by a computer algorithm and later by humans. Like medical diagnoses, the computer will find many more interlinkings than the human, although the human will still find things the computer cannot see or understand. The result will be fewer humans in the intelligence field, better intelligence, better analysis, and a more thorough understanding of what the data means.
People like Brennan, Clapper, Comey, etc. will be permanently shut out of these fields. Booyah.
This will precede a total reformation of the federal government, state government, corporate governance, K-12 and university education, and pretty much everything else utilizing a bureaucratic management model.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » SETH BARRETT TILLMAN: Conlawprof and the Recent EU Elections. “Professor AAA wrote: ‘The European …
"SETH BARRETT TILLMAN: Conlawprof and the Recent EU Elections. “Professor AAA wrote: ‘The European elections are exposing the fact that the British party system is well and truly collapsing.’ True: but why is this a bad result? A majority of the voters voted for Leave in the referendum. A majority of MPs (from both major parties) are for Remain. In those circumstances, it is hardly surprising that there would be something like a significant realignment. If there were no meaningful realignment, then democratic institutions would be a failure. It is almost as if some people despise democracy and want that precise failure as long as their preferred outcome should be preserved and their knowledge base of extant institutions should remain prized.'"
Voters want liberty, so they vote to leave, politicians want graft and corruption, so they vote to remain. The next step is for voters to get rid of the politicians who do not represent their interests if this means a collapse of the British party system, good.
The same is happening in America. Middle America no longer is willing to tolerate progressive graft and corruption. It is only the true believers along the coasts who are eager to drink that toxic Kool-Aide.
Expect the realignment to happen more quickly than expected but for the Kool-Aide drinkers to double, then triple down all while their echo chamber, the Clinton Archipelago shrinks in size but concentrates the progressive silliness.
As a result, the Republican Party will open, and progressive Republicans will find it challenging to achieve re-election. The voters will clean the Republican house of those who do not represent their interests.
On the Democrat side, the politicians already represent those in the echo chamber so they will continue to vote for the loons. But those Democrats unwilling to drink the Kool-Aide will leave, some will swap parties, others will not vote, but they will leave and in droves.
The concentration of the lunacy in the Democratic Party is likely to make it a permanent rump party in the American political system. It is unclear what will replace it, but something will replace it. I expect this will look something like the Whig/Republican party shift although unless there is an issue similar to slavery in importance to the nation, it will not meet with the same result a massive power shift to the new party. I don't see that outcome since there are no issues on the Republican side which have the importance of slavery to the 1850s Democrats.
The Morning Briefing: Declassification—It's What's for Breakfast
"Declassification: it's what's for breakfast
Eat it up good and chew every morsel.
Late Thursday evening, President Trump ordered several agencies to cooperate with Attorney General Barr's investigation into the origins of the RUSSIA-collusion hoax and gave Barr the authority to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence” as he sees fit.
The White House statement reads:
Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election.
The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information.
Statement on Presidential Memorandum signed tonight pic.twitter.com/wHx6l2lL5c
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 24, 2019
Let's get those documents out there as soon as possible."
The Democrats pursue nonsense and frippery. Trump pursues the facts, because he is serious the Dems are not.
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Yale women’s studies professor: Gay white men are symbols of heterosexuality.
In the sexual mating game, men moderate the worst behaviors in females, and women moderate the worst behaviors in males. The result is both men and women are made better for the exchange.
In homosexual relationships, the males exacerbate the males worst behaviors, and the females exacerbate the females worst behaviors. The result is these relationships cultivate the worst parts of each; there is no moderation.
But then professors are silly people so what else should we expect?
A Government Environmentalist Experiment in Brainwashing Parents Through Children in North Carolina
So it always is when the fascist take control.
Americans Paid for the Internet, We Deserve Free Speech On It
But the reality is if we do not get our free speech Internet, we will simply walk away from the Internet as currently constructed and build another. The Internet cannot survive without the American public and the American consumer. The Chinese, the Russians, even the Europeans, are not sufficient to make the thing work. That is the reason English is the international lingua franca and the language of the Internet and will be the international language of the future.
The best Internet content is American or at least English.
If free speech fails on the Internet, the Internet will ultimately fail, and Americans will step up to replace it. Stop this nonsense. We need to take back the Internet from the idiots even if it means forcing the issue.