No… Well, Only Minimal Comment Dept.

     I have a busy morning before me, so please enjoy the following examples of something for which your Curmudgeon is not generally known: brevity.


1. Why?

     Bull’s-eye, Tuck.


2. The Professor Misfires.

     From Glenn Reynolds:

     Is everything going to hell?

     Maybe, maybe not.

     BZZZT! Wrong, Professor, but thank you for playing. The correct answer is “Yes! You only just noticed?”


3. A Two-Parter.

     Quoth the Dementia-Patient-In-Chief:

     While speaking at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner on Saturday night, President Joe Biden pushed for an “assault weapons” ban and asked, “Who in God’s name needs a weapon with 100 rounds in the chamber?”


  1. I do.
  2. Piss off, cabbage-brain.


4. (Facepalm)

     From Tablet Magazine:

     The more we listened to freshly minted universal experts, the more we were struck by the increasing lunacy of their pronouncements on every topic under the sun, always backed by “studies” and “science”—where COVID-19 came from, how many genders there are, which skin tones and personal experiences qualify a person for protection status and which do not, whether it was OK for a Syrian dictator to bomb and gas 500,000 of his people, whether the U.S. should ally itself with a Holocaust-denying medieval theocracy, whether the president of the United States was secretly a Russian agent, whether large American cities should let drug addicts and violent schizophrenics get high on the streets and steal stuff—and more. Indeed, over time, we were struck by how little the ideas themselves seemed to matter; what so many people seemed most attached to was power.

     I’m shocked that when the light went on it didn’t BLEEP!ing blind you.

     We were also alarmed that … no one else was alarmed, especially among communal leaders. Organizations like the Anti-Defamation League and the American Civil Liberties Union, once the protectors of the vulnerable, became handmaidens of power.

     Ever heard of Robert Conquest’s Laws of Politics?

     As a result, our archive now looks like the answer to the question faced by so many people this week—namely: What the hell is going on?

     See segment #1 above.


5. (Facepalm #2)

     It takes some people a blow to the head to get the idea:

     The Wexner Foundation is ending its relationship with Harvard University.


     “We are stunned and sickened at the dismal failure of Harvard’s leadership to take a clear and unequivocal stand against the barbaric murders of innocent Israeli civilians by terrorists last Saturday, the Sabbath and a festival day,” the non-profit said.

     Haven’t been watching closely, have you? This crap’s been going on at universities for a while now – and not just at Harvard.


6. Failure To Abide By Plainly Printed Instructions.

     Shamelessly stolen from Kenny “Wirecutter” Lane:

     It does say “Do not drive or operate heavy machinery” on the label, doesn’t it?


7. (Facepalm #3)

     Wanted: Event planner (preferably not insane).


     And do have a nice day.


    • SteveF on October 17, 2023 at 11:04 AM

    “A vote for Trump is a vote against them.”
    Heinlein wrote, at least 43 years ago, that one should vote in every election. There may not be someone you want to vote for but there is sure to be someone to vote against.
    I’m not sure his advice applies any longer, though, given the unquestionable (dual meaning alert!) irregularities of the 2020 and 2022 elections.

    • Evil Franklin on October 17, 2023 at 12:05 PM

    #2 He’s well behind the curve.
    #3 The curve considered him irrelevant so it bypassed him.
    #4 The curved looked back and said, “Ha, ha, you didn’t even see me coming.”
    #5 I’m going to repeat myself: Close all colleges and universities, permanently.
    #6 They’ll charge more for the convertibles.
    #7 As long as the music is from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s all good.

    Evil Franklin

    • Mark Clausen on October 17, 2023 at 7:47 PM

    Actually, I’m quite happy if they pass a law requiring only one round in the chamber as long as they don’t limit rounds before it.  
    As always, these DC idiots have zero knowledge of the issues they desire control over. Has anyone seen the NY proposed law requiring background checks to buy a 3D printer?  Ostensibly to prevent printing the dreaded “ghost gun.”  I guess they’ve never heard of a lathe or milling machine….

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