My Mom Is a Gun Nut

Chris Mercer was a young man with Aspergers who lived with his mother.

Laurel Harper, a nurse who shared an apartment with her son Chris Harper Mercer, spoke openly about her love of guns, said the mother of one of her patients.

“She said she had multiple guns and believed wholeheartedly in the Second Amendment and wanted to get all the guns she could before someone outlawed them,” Shelly Steele, who hired Harper to provide care for her sickly teenage son, told The News in an exclusive interview Saturday.

chris mercer with best friend

In September of 2014, a woman who appears to be Laurel Harper, the mother of deceased alleged Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer, responded to a Facebook comment thread about laws allowing the open carrying of firearms…

“And when the mood strikes, and as long as we’re tossing around brand names, I sling an AR, Tek-9 or AK over my shoulder, or holster a Glock 21 (not 22), or one of my other handguns, like the Sig Sauer P226, and walk out the door. I find the shotguns are a little too cumbersome to open carry. ”


The Volokh Gunspiracy

Here really comes the silly. Something this entirely daft coming from Fred Thompson’s biggest fan, of all people, is a little surprising one would think. One would, or he might, but then let’s thank the Lord that one is only a single person. I mean so few people in our world being so plainly dumb, really aren’t we lucky?

After various highly publicized shootings, those of us who are skeptical about gun controls are often asked: So what are we suggesting should be done about the shootings? If we’re not suggesting gun controls…the argument goes, we’re not taking gun tragedies seriously.

Now feast your eyes upon Eugene Volokh. Because he’s going to take this latest mass shooting seriously. And there he goes! Squinching his face! Look!

Every day, about 30 people are killed in the U.S. in gun homicides or gun accidents (not counting gun suicides or self-inflicted accidental shootings). And every day, likely about 30 people are killed in homicides where the killer was under the influence of alcohol, plus alcohol-related drunk driving accidents and alcohol-related accidents where the driver wasn’t drunk but the alcohol was likely a factor…

So what are we going to do about it? When are we going to ban alcohol? When are we going to institute more common-sense alcohol-control measures?

Intoxicating liquids vs. lethal weapons. Could anybody possibly imagine a more insightful comparison? HEY people why can’t a free man have a Whiskey Sour AND a Krupp Howitzer? [*folds arms, raises brow, pushes tongue in cheek. tongue lingers but tries hard to get ahead at work, save money, woo tonsil, land low-interest loan to build modern design argument with split-level stupid.*] Eugene ventures off to wrestle this housefly and comes back much the wiser:

Well, we tried, and the conventional wisdom is that the cure was worse than the disease — which is why we went back to a system where alcohol is pretty freely available, despite the harm it causes.

If we banned all the guns – which is what no one nowhere wants, but let’s stay with Euge’ here because this is deadly serious, for him – then America would find itself in another Roaring Twenties. You’d see the Italians selling bathtub munitions on every street corner, and nobody would be able to sleep for the racket F. Scott and Zelda kept kicking up at that Shooteasy next door. And is that what all you people really want? Readily, cheaply available Mitragliatrices and angry zingers? Early Post World War One Period Post Art Nouveau Art Deco?!

Sanity please, let’s not pretend we could ever ban all the guns it isn’t possible. What’s that, mate? OUR REGARDS TO YOUR AL CAPONE.


The Establishment Candidate

He’s an outsider. A bona-fide rebel. Of course, he’s a Republican. He’s a quiet man with a quiet way, and he carries a two-ton chip on his shoulder. Because the world is spinning out of his control dammit. And like any decent patriot, he owns a crapload of guns. Don’t think for a second that when the time comes, America, he’ll be afraid to use them.

And just who is this Man? Who would this GOP heartthrob be? Who is the next great American, this maybe-President of the United States? Would it be Marcus Bachmann? Could it be Kenny Chesney? Is it Vin Freaking Diesel?

No, you silly. It’s the Roseburg massacre guy, Chris Harper Mercer.

Mercer conservative killer

And where exactly do you think we should fit ‘Right-Winger’ on the Autism spectrum? Was Harper even more a gun nut than Adam Peter Lanza? Was he even more anti-immigration than Wade Michael Page? Was he even more grassroots-conservative than John Russel Houser? Wow, the thorny questions we’re left with. Maybe we should just lock up all the Republicans and the ammosexuals. You know, just to be safe…



The latest bout of domestic terrorism has left the Breitbart staff in something of a frenzy. They’re ripping off their shirts and checking up and down for bullet holes. And the few who aren’t arguing that the scar they got in an episode of Battlestar Galactica: Mom’s Garage should count are falling to their knees and crying out “THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD…”

In one of several consecutive Facebook posts, Carson urges his millions of followers to change their Facebook photograph to an image of a hashtag: #IAmAChristian. The other Facebook photograph shows Carson holding up a piece of paper with the words “I am a Christian” written on it.

Carson waaah

“Please consider changing your profile picture to honor the victims and their families,” Carson writes under the one with the hashtag photograph.

There are so few Christians in this country, you understand. They’re constantly being singled out for President, or porn star, or CEO. Or Oklahoma City Bomber.

A third post gives a more detailed message from Dr. Carson explaining his thought process behind the slogan:

Today, many of your questions were in regards to the sorrowful event that took so many precious lives in Oregon yesterday. We don’t have all the details yet, but as time passes more are coming out. Millions of people are posting pictures of themselves declaring they are Christians in support of the victims and their families.

Millions of people are now proudly exclaiming #IAmAChristian before/since I posted this. Won’t you acknowledge my Twitter/leadership? How ’bout this sign my intern made? You, dear reader, are getting sleepy SLEEEEEPY. Ben Carson is a crafty crazy person. Hey ISIS, look out.

SHOCK: LA Times Labels Black Oregon Shooter as White Supremacist!!!

The Los Angeles Times has labeled the Oregon shooter as having “white supremacist leanings” even though the shooter was black… Quoting an alleged anonymous source in law enforcement, the paper wrote, “A federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said, though, that authorities had obtained some of Harper-Mercer’s writings, as well as a note he left behind, suggesting that he supported white-supremacist causes and opposed organized religion.”

SHOCK. Breitbart can’t quite bring themselves to believe this ‘White Supremacist’ label. As if it were some sort of threat, or insult. As if some fatmouth liberal asshole were talking about one of their own. That’s pretty much everything you need to know.


E-mail to a friend

I’m not holding out for my Dodgers to do anything in October.

Paper tigers.

They’ve lost 7 of their last 9. They’ve given up 50 runs in those games. Now they’re going to San Francisco to face the Giants, where they’re 0 and 6 this year.

They’re a terrible road team. The Tampa Bay Rays are in last place in the AL East, and the Detroit Tigers are last in the AL Central. Both have better road records than the Dodgers.

They’re terrible against good teams. They’re 2 and 5 against the Cardinals, 1 and 5 against the Pirates, 6 and 9 against the Giants, 1 and 3 against the Rangers and 0 and 3 against the Astros.

They have two consistent hitters – Ethier and Gonzales. Gonzales is hitting .247 since the all-star break. Everybody else is spotty or injured, or both. Your starting catcher and starting center fielder are hitting well below .200 since the all-star break. In their last 10 games, the two have combined for a grand total of 5 hits. Pederson is hitting .094 and Grandal is hitting .071.

They have two consistent pitchers. Outside of that, they have one reliever who is effective – Jansen. And he’s not nearly as good as he was two years ago, when he could throw 95 or 96 mph. Now he barely hits 91. Brett Anderson was supposed to be your third starter, but he’s 0 and 2 in his last two starts with an ERA of 11.42. Alex Wood gave up 8 runs in his last start, for an ERA of 13.50. Mike Bolsinger has lasted 4 innings in his last three starts and given up 14 runs.

I should also mention that Kershaw isn’t very good when he gets to the playoffs. His lifetime record in the postseason is 1 and 5, with an ERA of 5.12. Might as well stock up on beer my man because it’s going to be a bad post-season…


Clayton Bigsby raises his fist and cries out ‘CHRIST POWER’

Is it really 2015? Because lately it feels more like, I don’t know. The early twentieth century.

The aspiring anti-Semitic senator is Robert Ransdell, a longtime white supremacist who has spoken at KKK-type rallies and is affiliated with the National Alliance…

with jews we lose

“Only about a month until I am on the air, mainstream radio, primed to start a legitimate ‘conversation’ about race, as in a racially conscious White man letting loose on the problems we face, that so many of our people are beginning to wake up to.”

‘And where is this?’ you ask. Kentucky. ‘Oh right – Kentucky.’ Yeah well don’t get too puffed up there, Binky Benetton.

Openly anti-Semitic candidates are not as uncommon in the U.S. as one might think, though they are thankfully relegated to the fringes of the discourse.

Okay alright then, sigh. Go ahead lay it on me. Ahem HERE in America…two, three…We Don’t Tolerate Bigots. Oh, really? Izzat so? Yep, that’s right. Well well, Mr. You Ess of Ehh, aren’t you something? Heh yes, well, Dr. King melting pot. And ON the offhand chance – you will pardon me – that one of these terrible people happens to show up, what do you do with them? Duhh umm…do we do with him? Yes. Yeah well, this – you mean, you don’t know? No. What we do is, we relegate him…to…’the fringes.’ Ta-Daaa! ‘The fringes’ was that? Yes. Really? Affirmative. That’s what you do? You heard me. And you’re serious? I am, most surely. To…’the fringes’?

Todd then asked Carson, whose rise in the polls has been powered in large part by Christian conservatives, if he believed that “Islam is consistent with the Constitution.”

“No, I don’t, I do not,” he responded, adding, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

Ben Carson is as openly bigoted as that Kentucky Jew-hater.

carson catches fire

And he’s currently polling in second place. Right behind…Donald Trump.

“Can you imagine supporting or being comfortable if a Muslim ever became president of the United States?” Todd asked Trump.

“I can say that, you know, it’s something that at some point could happen. We’ll see. You know, it’s something that could happen…I mean, some people have said it already happened, frankly.”


Pity about poor Mohamed though. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.

Let’s be fair.

While I thought the case of 14 year-old Ahmed was unfortunate and sad, I also thought it altogether straightforward. He brought a homemade clock to school, and the teachers overreacted. They called the police and Ahmed was taken from the campus in handcuffs.

To me, it was tragic. And I had absolutely no reason to think there was anything suspicious in the story. Americans sometimes assume the worst about Muslims, that’s hardly breaking news. But now I’m seeing all sorts of questions being raised about Mohamed, the alleged ‘victim’. And this supposed ‘clock’.

The Real Story of #IStandWithAhmed

The hubbub surrounding Irving, Texas 14-year-old MacArthur High School student Ahmed Mohammed continues apace, with the President of the United States inviting him to the White House…

There’s only one problem: the whole story smells. It stinks of leftist exploitation.

People are apparently using the story to, exploiting this kid for, uhh seizing upon the blunder by…hmm. Could one of you sleuths fill me in?

Here’s what we know. On Monday, Mohammed brought a homemade clock to school. For those who don’t know the ins-and-outs of electronics, the device looked like a possible incendiary device.

Oh Thank God for Breitbart’s electromagnetics beat writers. I would have looked at the clock and simply thought ‘a clock’. Lucky for us they know better: It Really Looks Like A Bomb. Well, you’re the experts. And thank Providence that the Irving school district requires English teachers to have previous experience with timed explosives. I mean, what if nobody had arrested this kid? He’d have fooled everybody into thinking it looked like what it really was – a clock. He’d have gotten away with it.

Ahmed told the media that he made the clock last weekend and brought it to school to show his engineering teacher…He didn’t explain that to police, however, according to the authorities. And he didn’t just show the device to his engineering teacher. In fact, the engineering teacher told him not to carry the device around after…Why was the device in English class in the first place..? When confronted by police and his English teacher, why didn’t Mohammed just tell them to talk to the engineering teacher?

Clearly there’s something wrong with this young man. Ben recounts how the cops found him “passive aggressive” and evasive, and he wouldn’t even tell them what the clock was for (…telling time.). And this:

And according to the cops, Ahmed was significantly more cooperative with friendly media than with the police who came to ask some simple questions.

He’s a drama queen to boot. It figures, right? And his Dad’s an “anti-Islamophobia media gadfly” so obviously this whole affair was planned. C’mon – think about it for a second. Just how hard would it be to fool Texas cops into arresting a teenage Muslim? Sheesh. You can make these little schemes as complicated as you like, moonbats, but you’re still not gonna sneak one past these people. You’re certainly not fooling Sarah Palin:

Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history. Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.

Though that really is a pencil box, and an actual clock, Eskimope Parkaboobs here thinks that – hold on a second, the Queen Of England?! The WHAT?? But I thought you were from Ala…ooohh, I get it.


I’m sick of Donald Trump, how about you?

I’m just going to post this here.

Speaking at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump told the crowd he’d field their toughest questions.

“Make them vicious, violent, terrible questions,” Trump said.

The first man stood and declared:

“We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one — you know he’s not even an American. But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question, when can we get rid of them?”

You want the worst? You got it. These are the most “terrible questions” so far brought to the attention of the Republican contenders.

1.) Muslims are a problem in this country.
2.) The president is one of them.
3.) The president is not an American.
4.) Muslims are being trained to kill us.
5.) When can we get rid of them?

Donald could have responded in his best Jordan Peele. “You sir are a raging psychopath, don’t let this town take that away from you.” But that’s not how his campaign works.

Trump responded: “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things, a lot of people are saying bad things are happening, we’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”

Donald responded instead in his best Donald Trump. “You sir are a sensible man, my administration will address your concerns.” This fake humility is not as charming as it once was.

A second man stood and made the same claim.

“I applaud the gentleman who stood and said Obama is a Muslim born abroad and about the military camps, everyone knows that,” he said.

“Right,” Trump responded, before quickly moving to the next questioner.

This is not the most decent-honorable way to run a presidential campaign.

As recently as July, Trump has said he doesn’t know where the president was born. “I don’t know. I really don’t know,” he told CNN. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records.”

Trump on Thursday also fielded a question from a conspiracy theorist who told him that there is a “new holocaust” in New Hampshire and that people are being loaded into boxcars and beheaded by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“I just wanted you to know that,” the woman said. Trump moved on without addressing the woman’s claim.

This is douchey race-skeezing of the lowest order.

Flak-monger number one:

“All he heard was a question about training camps, which he said we have to look into. The media want to make this an issue about Obama, but it’s about him waging a war on Christianity.”

Flak-monger number two:

“There’s a lot of feelings about a lot of things in the country right now, with a lot of the immigrants that are coming into the country. Now is it about the Muslims? I think really it’s about what’s going on in this country at this point and time…Why don’t we get off of this subject already, you know?”



Bristol: Imma bust you up ‘Bama

Have I got this straight? A race-revoltin’ development, Bristol Palin can hardly believe it:

In case you missed it. The President invited Ahmed Mohamed to visit the White House to show the President his homemade clock. The fourteen year old was arrested after someone reported that he was building a bomb.

This was after an ATF agent in line at a local Starbucks caught a whiff of ozone and the sound of ululating coming from a mosque next door. And when the Feds broke down the door, Ahmed turned around to face the raid and was, like, “FALAFEL?” and got himself arrested. Right, right?

OR was this Ahmed just a science-y fourteen year old high school kid? And when he brought his homemade clock to school the Palin-brained English teacher freaked out after hearing it go ‘boom‘ ‘beep’ in his backpack and had the nerd arrested? I’m sure you can all see this is just a simple misunderstanding, there’s no sense in calling anybody a ‘racist.’ Ahmed is an Arab, and a Muslim, and you know how those people like to show off their IEDs.

The “reported” bomber:

“No, I never said anything about, ‘I have a bomb,’” he added. “Never.” He said the interrogation “made me feel like I wasn’t human — it made me feel like a criminal.”…

Ahmed told the Morning News that when he was taken into the room for questioning, an officer said, “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.” Ahmed, whose family immigrated to the US from Sudan, said he started feeling self-conscious about his Muslim name and brown skin.

The officers reportedly asked him whether he tried to make a bomb. Ahmed said he told them it was just a clock. After the questioning, the police led Ahmed out of school in handcuffs.

The President read about it.

What a nice man, this Obama fellow. Oh right this is where Bristol Palin came in: What a baaaad man.

This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the “Black Lives Matter” crowd and encourages victimhood.

Here’s something Bristol knows a little about. This ‘controversy’ (pfft) is more like a rockin’ little house party that broke out into a brawl. The Palins are holding up their usual end of the deal, swinging away with the racists, and all the Muslim clock-makers are on the other side. Everyone is having a grand time beating the hell out of each other, with pieces of clothing and broken teeth flying everywhere, when all of a sudden Sheriff Obama pulls up and wants to shut it down. And here is Bristol screaming “STAY OUT OF THIS PAL” through her dress, which is now way up over her head after being dragged around like a sack of potatoes.


Ground and pound for the clowns

Yesterday was ‘there’s a monster in the backyard let’s go throw rocks at it’ day. And after only barely poking his head out from behind the safety of his 2% polling, Bobby Jindal worked up the courage to step out and girl-arm this at the beast’s feet.

President Trump today announced that the first season of “The Apprentice: White House Edition” will air on CBS this fall. Contestants, including Gary Busey, Ted Cruz and Kanye West, will vie for Cabinet positions. The announcement came as the newly renamed “Hair Force One” touched down in South Dakota for the unveiling of President Trump’s face on Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, first lady Melania had reason to celebrate as her White House-branded perfume, Trump, by Trump, hit Macy’s shelves …

No, this is not a story from The Onion. It’s a vision of our future.

To which Godzilla replied: “No one is going to carve Kenneth the Page’s face up there next to Teddy Roosevelt. Okay? I’m sorry.”

Just how bad are Donald’s rivals at playing this game? They’re this bad:

The problem with Donald Trump is that he will never be president. His nomination as the Republican candidate would gift the White House to Hillary Clinton. He would self-destruct in a general election.

Jindal can’t decide whether Godzilla would destroy Tokyo or merely hand it over to Mothra. When the Donald calls these guys a bunch of clowns, he’s right. Flinging poo from the enemy camp:

‘Trump is going to see what low-energy looks like,’ an ally to Jeb Bush says.

That should have sounded like a threat, not a suicide note.


The morning daily equivalent of Sobibor

Powerline blog to the rescue! Heyward and Assrocket break down the door of the New York Times and wrest pitiable Jews from their evil clutches. A grateful commenter notes:

What was it they used to say about the Times? That it was a newspaper owned by the Jews, run by the Catholics to fool the Protestants?

This should be good.

NY Times Launches Its Jew-Tracker

The New York Times today offers up a table examining the Democratic (but not Republican) Senators and House members opposed to Obama’s Iran agreement, noting whether they are Jewish and the proportion of Jewish constituents in their state or district. Like this:

jew-tracker graphic

To be accurate, that NYT graphic was under the “Senate” part of the article. You can see the “10% of all Sens.” part there at the top. So it wasn’t entirely about “the Democratic (but not Republican) Senators and House members opposed to Obama’s Iran agreement.” Anyway gas chambers and rail cars and of course, yes, do go on.

Nice that they use yellow highlight for this feature. Only thing missing is the Star of David in place of an asterisk.

JOHN adds: Wow. This is…unbelievable.

UPDATE by JOHN: The Times must have caught a lot of heat, because they have revised their chart to delete the “Jew” column, although the Jewish population percentage is still there…

These people have really lost it.

You get the feeling that conservatives feel a need to defend the chosen people, you know? And when the liberal New York Times starts singling out their own Democrats for criticism you can be sure that right-wingers will point out it’s a form of Jew-hate.

Deborah Brown

…It’s useful information about how Jewish Americans, an important Dem plantation group, may be responding to being shafted like this.

James DeCamp

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., Jewfinder-general.

Rich Cole

Iran must own stock in the Times. They are diffinately pulling some strings there. Boy, talk about anti-Semitism.

But of course, there’d be no point in the New York Times going after the Senate Republicans who opposed the deal. Those people are rock solid and pro-Israel, and you could never intimidate any of them, Arthur Jew-Tracker. And, also, they don’t exist. Yes there’s that fact, there are no Republican Jews in the Senate. None. Heyward and Assrocket didn’t mention that.

What about that other chamber? Couldn’t the Times have Jew-tracked all the Republicans in the House of Representatives? Do you mean…Lee Zeldin? The New Yorker who just joined last year? I suppose they could have made a graph out of only Lee, but that sure would have looked funny.

I find it puzzling the way Powerline began this defense of “the Democratic (but not Republican) Senators and House members.” They could just as easily have written about “the twenty-eight members of Congress (not named Lee Zeldin).” It’s also unfortunate that they didn’t get into some discussion about why the Republican caucus looks like a radioactive monkeymouse to many Jewish people, politicians included. Because that would have been enlightening.


A fantastic and timeless cynicism

If you were to take Victor Delta Flavius Hanson seriously, you would think it a sad and decrepit world that we live in. He asks and answers – he must - a question that sane people for some reason normally don’t bother with: Is the West Dead Yet?

The West is paradoxically dominant on the global stage and eroding from within.

For a guy who spends his days fapping over portraits of Roman generals, this is altogether surprising. But let’s not go on about Victor, let’s keep this short. Let me cut through the daunting Fresno State intellectual-ese and give you the highlights: America, sociology, Facebook, Google, pop culture, schlock, Miley Cyrus, oil, Russia, China, tattooing, piercing, immigrants, Middle East, hoi polloi, Mohammed Morsi, India, Neo-Communism, Thucydides and Aristophanes, Tacitus, Suetonius, Latino students, and the West is eroding – fast.

You can pretty much tell what he’s getting at. Nobody’s ever been better than Victor at spitting into the wind, in every direction. In my mind’s eye, I picture Legate Hanson standing in the middle of Times Square with his head slowly going ’round in circles, like one of those rain birds, hawking up loogies on Mr. and Mrs. Normal as they walk by. CAN’T YOU SEE FADING EMPIRE?

Yawn, no.

If, God forbid, Putin moves into the Baltic states, if Iran launches a nuke into Israel, if North Korea shoots chemical shells into Seoul, if China absorbs Taiwan, if, in another 9/11, a dozen 757s take down the Sears Tower, if the interest rate on a soon-to-be-$20-trillion national debt hits 7 percent, if Social Security checks start to bounce, or if Wall Street trumps its 2008 implosion…

…say goodbye to my bruh, Pliny the Elder. And I see Victor is snaking his hands down his pants again – not in public! Remember? I wonder how much of that apocalyptic frisson would linger if I pointed out that 9/11, the implosion of the economy and the shutdown of the federal government happened already – recently – thanks to Republicans. Victor himself applauded all the constructing-an-empire policies that produced those catastrophes. And it was the Democrats who turned him over and wiped his ass, gave him a lollipop and sent him on his way. Now he dreads-fantasizes the same tragedies as if providing us an historic allegory and not an indictment of his own stupidity.

And why does he do this? Because of the strange persistence of this president, and Jay Z. Clearly there’s some sort of global malady at work here:

…then Miley Cyrus will go the way of Britney Spears, Barack Obama the way of Jimmy Carter, and Black Lives Matter the way of It’s a Black Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand. Then the televised presences of Caitlin Jenner and the Kardashians would vanish as the decadent indulgences of a society that could no longer afford them.

Black Lives Matter, meet Britney Spears. What an unctuous dick. Yep, back when Reagan the Brainless was running things this was a gimlet-eyed and iron-willed country. And its historic virtues were on prominent display, in the wildly popular music of Sammy Hagar and movies of Sylvester Stallone.

Supermarket Killer: *shouting* I don’t wanna talk to you! Now you bring in the television cameras in here now! C’mon, bring ‘em in!

Marion Cobretti: Can’t do that.

Killer: Why?

Cobra: I don’t deal with psychos. I put them away.

Killer: I ain’t no psycho, man! I’m a HERO! You’re looking at a fuckin’ hunter! I’m a hero of the New World!

Cobra: You’re a disease – and I’m the cure. *throws knife in abdomen*

Suck it. And get a load of this:

sammy hagar eats

Contrast that with what America looks like now. Without Bush’s War in Iraq, or his epic tax cuts/deficits, or the city of New Orleans in cadaver-appointed ruins. Now we’ve got famous transgender people, and some fatass celebrities! We’ve got the grandchildren of Sixties civil rights Negroes complaining, by the hundreds! Still! Can you believe it? Well, I know that Victor Flavius can’t. Or – what am I saying? – I know that he can, because he himself long ago un-varnished this truth about the white man’s civilization…

Bounty to boredom to decadence to panic to reawakening to ascendance has always been the cyclical way of the West. Its curse has been that the cycles of nihilism are as long as they are unnecessary.

Uhh yeah, right. SO keep a watchful eye out for Ted Cruz me droogies. One of these days he’ll grab Miley Cyrus by the scruff of the neck and cast her upon the ash-heap of history. This is not a surreal un-reality so puzzling as to be nihilism, defined.