14 Nov 2018 guest thoughts from Z

Z has had a few thoughts over the last week or so, to wit:

I looked up what dog whistle means.  I found this on Wikipedia: “Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different, or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup”.  If that is true then how come EVERY television show host knows what Donald Trump is saying that they can tell their audience his comments were dog whistles?  Just curious.

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I find it very interesting that the left, and more specifically SJWs, like to re-define words or terms.  Sometimes you even hear them say things like “in my mind” or “I think it means”.  And we’re told we have to go along with it or that we have to remember what that specific person likes or defines something as.  This does not work from the other side.  I witnessed tonight someone saying that term means this and being told they couldn’t change the meaning or re-define it.  I’m so confused.  I thought the left was for more free speech and bucking norms.  I guess I was wrong.

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https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/

Help me understand something.  The state of Georgia removes more than 50,000 names from the voter registration because information on their applications appeared different from government records.  They get sued for voter suppression of minorities stating that it unfairly discriminated against minorities.  An injunction was issued that requires the state to change its procedures to allow more than 3,100 people prove their citizenship more easily, such as by showing a U.S. passport or other documentation — and only to a poll manager.  So here’s what I don’t understand:  Why is it always, and only minorities that are affected by this kind of thing? Why can’t people keep their documentation straight?  I do not go by my birth name but on things that matter I use the name that is on my birth certificate, my drives license, my conceal carry permit, etc.  I sometimes think it’s intentional.  Besides they are only concerned for 3,100 people?  That works out to be 6.2% of the 50,000 people.  The melt down that ensued over this would have one believe all 50,000 were minorities.

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I just read a headline that reads “Neil Young bans Trump from playing ‘Rockin’ in the free world’”.  You would think that people who make money from non-conventional jobs, such as musicians, would want as many people listening to and buying their music.  I have to agree with Mike Huckabee, I’ll take money from anyone and everyone, especially those on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me.  That way I can spend their money on things that matter to me.  Just sayin’.

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From our good friend Dennis Miller: “Socialism is like a nude beach, sounds good until you get there”.

Amen, brother

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I just had a thought as I was perusing some of the news sites I visit.  It seems to me that most of the mass shootings that have taken place in this country have taken place either at a school or bar/night club.  The exception being Las Vegas.  Which we shouldn’t have heard about because “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”.  Anyway, I say don’t pass tougher gun laws.  Don’t try

to remove guns from our society.  Instead, get rid of schools and bars/night clubs.  Problem solved!

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Biting commentary on the BBC and Dr. Who…  Sad, just sad.

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If you don’t feel like watching the whole thing, start at around 5:31 or so and watch the piece on cultural appropriation.

-z

 

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