Democracy is the theory that the people know what government they want and should get it, good and hard.
While our hearts go out to the lovely and innocent girl who was attacked for no conceivable reason other than the insanity of the attacker, I can feel very little sympathy for the people of California in general and Los Angeles in particular. They voted for this, they got it, and if they didn’t see it coming, they were probably too stupid to be voting.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the area, most recently in 2009. Back then, things were already getting pretty bad. I remember a Saturday afternoon when, out of curiosity, I went down to hang around in Hollywood. I was expecting some glamour, kind of a ritzy area. The reality? Not even close. It was a dump. Bums hit me up for money on every corner.
All I can say to California, today, is “you asked for it.”
On To the Links!
One more rat leaving the sinking ship.
“I’ll take Shit That Never Happened for $500, Alex!”
This is what having “fuck you money” looks like.
Let them eat cake! Honestly, how could the optics of this be any worse? Maybe if she was having enslaved orphans rub her feet?
Now there’s a shortage of veterinarians.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated by nutjob with a homemade gun. There’s a point to be made here, but I’ll make that point later. For now, PM Abe was a man who had a family who loved him, so we’ll just offer condolences, and stop there.
This just in! People are fleeing blue states for red ones. No shit.
Inflation, Crime, Court Defeats Haunt Biden Admin. Not to mention incompetence.
Trust in government is now lower than it was after Watergate. Remember what I said about incompetence?
I’m sure they just came here to make a better life for their families.
Honestly, replacing Heels-Up is the only hope they have for 2024. Old Joe is losing it by the day and she’s unelectable.
The red wave is still growing.
This Week’s Idiots:
USAToday’s Rex Huppke is an idiot.
The LA Times‘ Robin Abcarian is an idiot.
The Nation’s Jeet Heer is an idiot.
Mother Jones’ Abby Vesoulis is an idiot.
Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a cheap partisan hack, and an idiot.
The LA Times’ Nicholas Goldberg is an idiot.
Vox’s Ian Millhiser (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
Just when you think we’ve hit peak derp.
USAToday’s Carli Pierson is an idiot.
VanityFair’s Emily Jane Fox & Joe Hagan are both idiots.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
I remember when Aerosmith’s album Toys In The Attic came out in 1975, a bunch of us drove down to Waterloo, Iowa, to stand in line outside a record store. It was a four-hour wait before we could get our copies of that fantastic album. Twelve years and several albums later, they released Permanent Vacation, which included the fun song Dude (Looks Like A Lady.)
That was in 1987, of course. Imagine the… interest this song would have generated were it released today. I wonder how much the members of Aerosmith would care, as long as it sold albums? Anyway, here is the official video of that great mid-Eighties tune. Enjoy.