10 Thoughts Under My Fedora DaTechGuy in KC, #ga06, Warmbier, Osborne and Two Masters

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10 Thoughts Under My Fedora DaTechGuy in KC, #ga06, Warmbier, Osborne and Two Masters

I’m in Kansas City this week on a vaca­tion that’s a side effect of my wife’s seri­ous oper­a­tion back in Feb. As she couldn’t go on the trip with her sis­ter as planned and had to use up our voucher miles before Sept or lose them she sug­gested find­ing some­where that the Red­Sox were play­ing and go see them there. This is the first time since I started writ­ing that I’ve been some­where with­out the express pur­pose to cover some polit­i­cal event or con­fer­ence. The only work I’ll be doing are this week’s posts and per­haps the odd inter­view if one drops into my lap. It is so weird to wake up some­where else with­out hav­ing to be some­where or to have 30 or 50 inter­views to upload. Of course given that the Room AC is not work­ing prop­erly and I spent two hours on twit­ter and on the phone between price­line and the sher­a­ton four points peo­ple and their par­ent com­pany try­ing to resolve it due to my wife’s breath­ing issues it’s even weirder. It seems the final plan was to keep her awake all night try­ing to get things fixed till she was too tired to not fall asleep even with no AC in the sum­mer heat and the noise of the rather loud fan they pro­vided. I pre­sume that plan worked because while I stopped tweet­ing on it at 1:30 AM and fell asleep soon after, as of this writ­ing (9:30 am cen­tral) she and my son are still out like lights so I don’t know when they finally gave up and crashed. Even odder the room isn’t oppres­sively hot as it was when I dropped off so I guess at least for a brief time dur­ing the night the AC kicked in and com­bined with the rather loud fan man­aged to drop the temp to an OK level, but then again I grew up with­out AC and never had breath­ing issues and can sleep on a wooden pal­let with a piece of card­board on it so the real test will be how DaW­ife feels when she wakes up. The last gave of the series is a 1:05 start so I’d like to get her up early so we can get a spot of break­fast but as I don’t know when she got to sleep I think I’ll let her sleep as late as we safely can.

Now I know why my par­ents never went on vacations.

Kauf­man Sta­dium is a lovely place to watch a base­ball game but as in Den­ver it’s still very odd to go to a ball park and: Not see it full, See pro­mo­tion after pro­mo­tion dur­ing the game, see the neces­sity for the score­board to be used to get the crowd to make noise. But that’s the dif­fer­ence between prac­ti­cally sell­ing out an entire sea­son and hav­ing to draw peo­ple. Our three tick­ets for the first game at Kauf­man sta­dium in the upper deck of left field cost what it would have set us back for Stand­ing room in Fen­way park…for one of us.

This is my first trip to the mid­west and there is a real sense of Déjà vu in com­ing to a place like this. I’m reminded of the days of my youth when Mass­a­chu­setts was pop­u­lated by nor­mal peo­ple with nor­mal val­ues and not run by fren­zied left­ists. If I was younger I’d leave for a place like this in a sec­ond as the lib­eral New Eng­land in gen­eral and Mass­a­chu­setts in par­tic­u­lar is no place to raise a fam­ily if you don’t want to have to fight every day to raise your chil­dren as Faith­ful Catholics or Chris­tians of any stripe. You can’t imag­ine how much I miss those days, it’s also the rea­son why there are so many Red Sox Fans every­where else. Peo­ple might leave the crazi­ness of New Eng­land but one’s love of the Red Sox comes with you.

The Death of Otto Warm­bier is to some degree a sur­prise. One might think that to North Korea an Amer­i­can fool­ish enough to put them­selves will­ingly in their hands is an asset to exploit so nor­mally one might think that any tor­ture would be designed to be painful but not fatal how­ever it’s a vivid reminder that with the Norks you are deal­ing with one of the worst regimes in the his­tory of his­tory and unless your a Chris­t­ian Mis­sion­ary ready to become a Chris­t­ian Mar­tyr giv­ing your life in the hopes of sav­ing souls, it’s not a place to will­ingly put yourself.

The left’s pious insults con­cern­ing Mr. Warmbier’s death and their pre­vi­ous state­ments con­cern­ing “white priv­i­lege” come as no sur­prise as sadly I’ve come to expect no bet­ter from them, the real ques­tion is what kind of retal­i­a­tion will we see from this pres­i­dent. What price will the Norks be made to pay and how will he pull it off with­out set­ting and can he afford to be patient in mak­ing them pay that price.

Yet another spe­cial elec­tion (actu­ally two as there was one in SC as well that the Democ­rats decided to con­cede rather than sink a for­tune in) is now over and Karen Han­del despite being an unex­cit­ing can­di­date man­aged a five point win despite mil­lions of dol­lars from the bluest states there pour­ing into the state to defeat her. I think this from Hotair is telling:

11:10 pm: Finally, here is Karen Handel’s vic­tory speech. At 2:30 Han­del thanks Pres­i­dent Trump and the crowd responds “Trump! Trump! Trump!” At 3:15 she thanks Steve Scalise and spends a moment talk­ing about the need to find “a more civil way” to dis­agree. “In these United States of Amer­ica, no one should ever feel their life threat­ened over polit­i­cal beliefs and positions,”

I think that while the DC shooter man­aged to only wound Steve scalise, he man­aged to kill Demo­c­rat chances to win in GA06 as vot­ers in that dis­trict who might have stayed home decided they didn’t want to reward attempted mur­der. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that the GOP needs to get mov­ing on their agenda as Chris Muir seems to have pegged.

The attack by Mr. Osborne in Lon­don was, in my opin­ion one of the most pre­dictable crimes in the his­tory of his­tory in terms of sim­ple math­e­mat­i­cal sta­tis­tics. Given that we’ve had over 31,000 Islamic Ter­ror attacks world­wide since 911 (40 attacks in 15 coun­tries from June 10th though the 16th alone) sooner or later prob­a­bil­ity stated that you would actu­ally get a west­iner tar­get­ing Mus­lims. I have no prob­lem call­ing what he did ter­ror, but I insist that left­ists who do so do the same con­cern­ing every other attack done by Mus­lims in the name of Islam. The real ques­tion is will the same peo­ple will­ing to throw col­lec­tive guilt on Eng­lish­men over this attack respond in a sim­i­lar way to what hap­pened in Brus­sels yesterday?

It also plays into one of the things I’ve pre­dicted, the longer both the author­i­ties in power and mod­er­ate mus­lims decide to deny and ignore the dan­ger of rad­i­cal islam, the more likely you’ll see peo­ple like Osborne decide to, in his mind, strike back. I expect to see many more like him if the state of denial con­tin­ues. This of course does not jus­tify his acts of mur­der which not only need to be vig­or­ously pros­e­cuted but pun­ished to the fullest extent of the law.

A lit­tle Doc­tor Who, I see that Big Fin­ish has decided to give a series to Der­ick Jacobi play­ing the “War Mas­ter”. Jacobi’s time as the Mas­ter on screen lasted less that 15 min­utes before he regen­er­ated into John Simm but dur­ing that time he ruled the screen. I’ve often won­dered what he would have done with the role if he had been given more time. Now we’ll find out.

Finally we are going to be see­ing the first Multi-​master story in Doc­tor who out­side of Big Fin­ish My bet is that Michelle Gomez Mas­ter is killed by John Simm’s mas­ter with her at the moment of death remem­ber­ing doing so. Even if I’m wrong the word is she will not be return­ing to the role. While I wasn’t a fan of the whole gen­der ben­der busi­ness Gomez made the part her own and has sim­ply owned every scene she has been in in a way we haven’t seen since Alex Kingston. Doc­tor Who fans will miss her.

Update: Dropped a “r” from Otto Warmbier’s name, corrected

I’m in Kansas City this week on a vacation that’s a side effect of my wife’s serious operation back in Feb. As she couldn’t go on the trip with her sister as planned and had to use up our voucher miles before Sept or lose them she suggested finding somewhere that the RedSox were playing and go see them there. This is the first time since I started writing that I’ve been somewhere without the express purpose to cover some political event or conference. The only work I’ll be doing are this week’s posts and perhaps the odd interview if one drops into my lap. It is so weird to wake up somewhere else without having to be somewhere or to have 30 or 50 interviews to upload. Of course given that the Room AC is not working properly and I spent two hours on twitter and on the phone between priceline and the sheraton four points people and their parent company trying to resolve it due to my wife’s breathing issues it’s even weirder. It seems the final plan was to keep her awake all night trying to get things fixed till she was too tired to not fall asleep even with no AC in the summer heat and the noise of the rather loud fan they provided. I presume that plan worked because while I stopped tweeting on it at 1:30 AM and fell asleep soon after, as of this writing (9:30 am central) she and my son are still out like lights so I don’t know when they finally gave up and crashed. Even odder the room isn’t oppressively hot as it was when I dropped off so I guess at least for a brief time during the night the AC kicked in and combined with the rather loud fan managed to drop the temp to an OK level, but then again I grew up without AC and never had breathing issues and can sleep on a wooden pallet with a piece of cardboard on it so the real test will be how DaWife feels when she wakes up. The last gave of the series is a 1:05 start so I’d like to get her up early so we can get a spot of breakfast but as I don’t know when she got to sleep I think I’ll let her sleep as late as we safely can.

Now I know why my parents never went on vacations.

Kaufman Stadium is a lovely place to watch a baseball game but as in Denver it’s still very odd to go to a ball park and: Not see it full, See promotion after promotion during the game, see the necessity for the scoreboard to be used to get the crowd to make noise. But that’s the difference between practically selling out an entire season and having to draw people. Our three tickets for the first game at Kaufman stadium in the upper deck of left field cost what it would have set us back for Standing room in Fenway park…for one of us.

This is my first trip to the midwest and there is a real sense of Deja vu in coming to a place like this. I’m reminded of the days of my youth when Massachusetts was populated by normal people with normal values and not run by frenzied leftists. If I was younger I’d leave for a place like this in a second as the liberal New England in general and Massachusetts in particular is no place to raise a family if you don’t want to have to fight every day to raise your children as Faithful Catholics or Christians of any stripe. You can’t imagine how much I miss those days, it’s also the reason why there are so many Red Sox Fans everywhere else. People might leave the craziness of New England but one’s love of the Red Sox comes with you.

The Death of Otto Warmbier is to some degree a surprise. One might think that to North Korea an American foolish enough to put themselves willingly in their hands is an asset to exploit so normally one might think that any torture would be designed to be painful but not fatal however it’s a vivid reminder that with the Norks you are dealing with one of the worst regimes in the history of history and unless your a Christian Missionary ready to become a Christian Martyr giving your life in the hopes of saving souls, it’s not a place to willingly put yourself.

The left’s pious insults concerning Mr. Warmbier’s death and their previous statements concerning “white privilege” come as no surprise as sadly I’ve come to expect no better from them, the real question is what kind of retaliation will we see from this president. What price will the Norks be made to pay and how will he pull it off without setting and can he afford to be patient in making them pay that price.

Yet another special election (actually two as there was one in SC as well that the Democrats decided to concede rather than sink a fortune in) is now over and Karen Handel despite being an unexciting candidate managed a five point win despite millions of dollars from the bluest states there pouring into the state to defeat her. I think this from Hotair is telling:

 

11:10 pm: Finally, here is Karen Handel’s victory speech. At 2:30 Handel thanks President Trump and the crowd responds “Trump! Trump! Trump!” At 3:15 she thanks Steve Scalise and spends a moment talking about the need to find “a more civil way” to disagree. “In these United States of America, no one should ever feel their life threatened over political beliefs and positions,”

 

I think that while the DC shooter managed to only wound Steve scalise, he managed to kill Democrat chances to win in GA06 as voters in that district who might have stayed home decided they didn’t want to reward attempted murder. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that the GOP needs to get moving on their agenda as Chris Muir seems to have pegged.

The attack by Mr. Osborne in London was, in my opinion one of the most predictable crimes in the history of history in terms of simple mathematical statistics. Given that we’ve had over 31,000 Islamic Terror attacks worldwide since 9/11 (40 attacks in 15 countries from June 10th though the 16th alone) sooner or later probability stated that you would actually get a westiner targeting Muslims. I have no problem calling what he did terror, but I insist that leftists who do so do the same concerning every other attack done by Muslims in the name of Islam. The real question is will the same people willing to throw collective guilt on Englishmen over this attack respond in a similar way to what happened in Brussels yesterday?

It also plays into one of the things I’ve predicted, the longer both the authorities in power and moderate muslims decide to deny and ignore the danger of radical islam, the more likely you’ll see people like Osborne decide to, in his mind, strike back. I expect to see many more like him if the state of denial continues. This of course does not justify his acts of murder which not only need to be vigorously prosecuted but punished to the fullest extent of the law.

A little Doctor Who, I see that Big Finish has decided to give a series to Derick Jacobi playing the “War Master”. Jacobi’s time as the Master on screen lasted less that 15 minutes before he regenerated into John Simm but during that time he ruled the screen. I’ve often wondered what he would have done with the role if he had been given more time. Now we’ll find out.

Finally we are going to be seeing the first Multi-master story in Doctor who outside of Big Finish My bet is that Michelle Gomez Master is killed by John Simm’s master with her at the moment of death remembering doing so. Even if I’m wrong the word is she will not be returning to the role. While I wasn’t a fan of the whole gender bender business Gomez made the part her own and has simply owned every scene she has been in in a way we haven’t seen since Alex Kingston. Doctor Who fans will miss her.

Update:  Dropped a “r” from Otto Warmbier’s name, corrected