Monday, May 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

The Daily Caller interviews the guy behind the Conservative Pundit twitter account and - spoiler alert - he sums up what's wrong with modern politics far better than approximately 1 bazillion National Review or Spectator articles.

It's all good, but how about this on just why Professional Conservatives always seen like they're passing razor blades when called upon to actually defend conservatism:
The contemporary conservative pundit is in a precarious position. On the one hand, he agrees with his liberal friends that the United States prior to, say, the 1960s was a frightfully bigoted and hateful place, full of all sorts of phobias and -isms and other such indefensible attitudes. On the other hand, he wants his liberal friends to respect the political and cultural principles we’ve inherited from that evil and benighted past. It’s a weak position, and I don’t think many people besides other professional conservative pundits find it very compelling.
Exactly. Hence why The Donald's jibe about 'low energy' was so deadly. At least the left is going for the big stuff, the stuff they need to 'fundamentally transform' the world, as a famous Kenyan American once said. Professional Conservatives concede all they key issues to leftists but then try to quibble about the exact terms of the surrender.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Leon Brittan Was Not Available For Comment

Mr Plod is not happy with his employers:
For whatever reason, they have either refused to come forward, or have been economic with the truth. 'I am left with the inescapable conclusion that this case could still be solved if only people were honest with us. The fact that they are not is agonising for Claudia's family and they should be ashamed of themselves.'
Yes, it really is a mystery why people are reluctant to cooperate with these guys.
A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in May 2014 and was later released from bail and a 46-year-old man was arrested in July 2014 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. He was later released without charge.
Fortunately, lessons were learned and from that day forward the police resolved only to move when they had real evidence of guilt.

Just kiddding!
Following the release of the [CCTV] footage, the four men, in their 50s and from the York area, were arrested on March 23 and April 22 on suspicion of murder. They were released from bail in September to allow time for the CPS to assess the file of evidence and consider whether to bring charges.
So, six months on the hook before they even got the adults involved. Hey, it's not like the Chap Persecution Service sets the bar high on these cases.

Bear in mind that by spreading things out over months the filth has ensured that each of these guys has been left with five figure legal bills. They'll also have had their houses turned over - almost literally in fact as this exert from 2010 shows:
Police confirm they have spent two days searching a house about 10 miles from Claudia's home as a result of a "recent development".
Two days! Either this guy lives in a palace or he got the full 'Lord Bramhall' treatment, aka Smear Theater. In fact, the police claimed to have carried out 1,270 searches of properties in the first months alone. That's not an investigation, that's carpet bombing. Who in their right mind would risk getting tangled up with these guys, when there's a good chance that you'll get your place trashed, your reputation destroyed and a legal bill for £30,000+ once they begrudgingly let your bail lapse after six months?

Of course, who knows what the truth is? They could still get a suspect to court one day, but one thing is certain: when they do, the defense will be sure to point out that these guys do seem quite happy to fixate on literally any guy they think they might be able to stick this thing on, irrespective of such squaresville considerations as 'evidence' and the like.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Attention Peasants! Stop Reading The Wrong Things

File this under true confessions - a liberal whining about Amazon admits their real problem with it:
In its early days, Amazon emulated a traditional bookstore model, with a bunch of editors and critics choosing which books were recommended on the site. Once Jeff Bezos realised an algorithm could do this better and more cheaply, the editorial team was canned. Over the years, this algorithm has been tuned into a supreme money-making engine – shaping the Amazon shopfront to appeal to your wallet via your existing preferences.
The beasts! Using their platform to show you stuff you might be interested in and not what a bunch of Certified Smart People want you to read.

Yeah, yeah, he knows what you people are like: without the guidance of Snootly T Snootlington you morons would be busy reading books with actual plots, believable dialog and likeable characters, instead of books that have a dragon on the cover, but turn out to be ham handed allegories for transgenderism.

While Amazon is accused of introducing people to books they might like, liberals are stopping books being produced in the first place. That's what happens when publishers get colonised by Social Justice Warriors. The agenda has to be shoehorned into everything, no matter how absurd that makes the story. Hence why novels set in the Napoleonic wars always include a female character who can take down six of the Imperial Guard while armed only with a teaspoon.

What the success of self-publishing proves is that a lot of the big publisher's potential customers are saying stop right there: a story where six guys sit round talking about how cool it is being gay is not science fiction, even if they are on a space station.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

They Mean It

Legendary Factory Records boss Tony Wilson once asked Annik Honoré, who may or may not have been Ian Curtis's bit on the side, what she thought about the new Joy Division album. She told him it was 'terrifying'.

Huh?

'Don't you understand?' she said, 'he means it'. That's pretty much how I feel about the Corbyisation of the Labour Party - and not just for the suicidal overtones. People talk about the excesses of the left. They're wrong, they're not excesses, it's who they are. It's the whole 'acting like a civilised human being' that the average leftist struggles with. All that's happened now is that Spitty McSpitty has decided to stop pretending.

There's an opportunity there for the right, or there would be if not for our dog in the manger Tory Party. The biggest problem in the country right now is the way liberal activists have been able to weaponise the public sector, while still claiming to be regular Joe, salt of the earth, hard working public sector employees who, gosh darn it, just want to get the job done but they're frustrated by that nasty old witch, Tori Cutz. The truth is that that they're not nice people. They're a bunch of complete wackjobs and a less useless government would call them out on it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Drones 4 Diversity

When I heard a top acadmic had insulted half the country I was a little surprised, then I thought 'wait...34% voting Tory and 14% UKIP, half sounds about right after all', but no: it turned out that Professor Hunt's crime was to blaspheme the Sacred Femme.

Which is obviously way worse.

The Conservative Woman says what needs to be said, and what's more they get the point about what it reveals about the hollowness of the Tory Party, but there's a flipside to this. Consider what it says about British science.

 In so far as not a single member of the 'scientific community' felt that the public lynching of a bona fide expert in his field might be going a little too far - and even now his defenders aren't quibbling with the lynching in principle, just claiming that he didn't exactly say what people think he said - these people should probably stop claiming to support diversity.

Ditto, they should also stop pretending to be mystified why conservatives don't trust them. Not only is there the obvious point of just how warm we in the 48% are supposed to feel about folks operating a de facto 'no conservatives need apply' policy, but there's what it reveals about the reliability of their results. These guys claim to be disinterested seekers after truth, but how does that mesh with recruitment policies that leave half the country on the curb? Are they really claiming that there are conservative pilots, conservative engineers and conservative programmers, but when it comes to the science, there's not a single competent conservative scientist in the whole country? Millions of conservatives in the country but apparently they can't find one who's good enough to join their little club. Right there, before they've even done a stroke of work, they've shown they're prepared to skew their results to fit a political agenda ('no rightists') but we're meant to trust them when they say if we don't surrender to the UN, the Earth will be a ball of fire?