Category Archives: Obsessions

Waiting for Season 7

I finally finished watching all there is (so far) of Game of Thrones, that is up to the end of Season 6. I had to laugh at the explosive demise of the High Sparrow and Co. But I will miss Queen Margery.

Also appropriate was Arya’s dispatch of Walder Frey—a final Stark salute.

All of which is sufficiently different from the books, but no matter. As long as I can keep both plots separate in my head I’ll be okay.

Now July needs to hurry up and get here. Although I have a problem. I don’t want to subscribe to HBO but how else to get the episodes? Thru Amazon?

SXSW goes “progressive”

The former music festival, locally famed for its traffic snarls and street crowd scenes, is this year focusing on anti-Trump rhetoric:

“SXSW’s chief programming officer Hugh Forrest praised the political slant on this year’s festival.

“’There is definitely a degree of politics or political focus that may not have been there in previous years,’ said Forrest. ‘We hope people walk away with a little better understanding of issues and the players driving the issues.’

“Forrest, who voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, previously claimed to be ‘grieving’ following President Trump’s victory in November. He also claimed to be excited about SXSW’s ‘role’ in ‘paving a more progressive path to the future.'”

SXSW claims to have music acts this year from Somalia and Libya, countries on President Trump’s travel ban, and otherwise is promoting Islam’s fight against Trump.

Via Breitbart News/Tech

Trump’s “fuck you” money

“I still think it’s stunning how survivable Trump is going to be amidst the flack and drubbing he gets. Trump is military academy man. Construction boss man. Scrap with the NY Press man. Reality TV man. Divorce man. Billionaire man.

“I still think he’s the walking personification of fuck you money, that thing that so many Americans wish they had.”

Via Cobb

Brett Stephens, over the edge

The former executive editor of the Jerusalem Post, Brett Stephens, has long been anti-Trump, but this is unforgivable:

“When will Republicans acknowledge that the President of the United States is mentally ill?”

As David Paul retweets: “Bret is the face of the self-immolating establishment.”

Via Twitter

A campaign to end use of black targets

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Surely you can guess why. Also to end use of human-figure targets, because they “promote” killing humans. Or something. Which would seriously spoil my defensive practice. I prefer a no-recoil Ruger .22 semi-auto so I always aim for the head, like any good assassin would. I’d have to empty the whole clip to have much effect on center mass. But no worries. Gun ranges will never bend the knee to these clowns. Individual shooters might. But shooters as a group? Never.

The Game of Drones

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Miss Piggy, however, hardly deserves their company

Hitler’s reincarnation

Comment of the week at Instapundit comes from a fellow signing himself as BackwardsBoy:

“This Hitler fellow must be a Buddhist; he keeps getting reincarnated as a Republican president.”

Via Instapundit