RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Feminists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza

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RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Feminists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza

[cap­tion id=“attachment_100663” align=“aligncenter” width=“800”] Stacy McCain DTG at Work[/caption]

Fitch­burg ma Sept 7th 12:49 PM

Yes­ter­day was a wirl­wind of delays, down­pours and dri­ving as our detour to the near­est McDon­alds Ray Kroc Memo­r­ial Media Fil­ing Cen­ter in Revere meant that we were in the mid­dle of Rush Hour Traf­fic on Routes 1, 60 and 2 all the way back to Fitcburg dur­ing which I fin­ished my Rosary and Stacy when not talk­ing about var­i­ous sto­ries and giv­ing me some his­tory on rad­i­cal fem­i­nism that will be a com­po­nent of his talk tomor­row morn­ing in Lex­ing­ton with the Fri­day morn­ing group and his speech on Sat­ur­day. Today has been the same while we man­aged a bit of break­fast tak­ing the time to get a glimpe of excel­lent writ­ing while deal­ing with sev­eral reverses.

One had to do with the New Eng­land Patri­ots Thanks to the Thrus­day game WPKZ is giv­ing Stacy a miss devot­ing Fri­day morn­ing to the after­math of the Patriots/​Tom Brady quest for ring num­ber six.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_100662” align=“alignleft” width=“226”] Beer and Pizza the meal of bloggers[/caption]

The other two had to do with Hur­ri­canes Har­vey and Irma. Irma has knocked the pri­mary mem­ber of Gran­ite Grok out of Saturday’s event as he’s been called in to cover for peo­ple dis­placed by Irma while the Mayor of Leomin­ster bumped Stacy from his live tv show tonight for some­thing of Hur­ri­cane Harvey.

Yet even with these reverses there are still sto­ries to find. With this evening now free we are off to Har­vard Col­lege where mem­bers of the col­lege repub­li­cans will be show­ing Stacy around, while last night our delay gave us a glimpse of a feel good story that pro­vided quite a con­trast to a piece Stacy had writ­ten at the Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor.

Our late arrival in Fitch­burg meant I was in time to pick up my son from work rather than him walk­ing in the rain, as it was Wednes­day we sug­gested pizza and as Stacy prefers a beer we headed down to Espresso Pizza on main street.

Espresso has been a Fitch­burg fix­ture for over fifty years. Nei­ther fire, nor the city’s decline nor fam­ily prob­lems nor the death of the founder has kept Espresso and it’s famous recipe from feed­ing gen­er­a­tions of Fitch­burg and now Leomin­ster res­i­dents and as usual the place was full of work­ers mak­ing piz­zas, spin­ning dough and cook­ing grinders.

But what was most notice­able to us were three young kids who were man­ning the phones. Peo­ple who came in seemed rather taken by them and had wide smiles as they did their job. In a rare lull, Juan the man­ager and father of the boys took time to talk about them:

In an age when so many kids are couch pota­toes and video game addicts the idea of kids doing use­ful work give peo­ple like Stacy McCain & I hope for the future.

Of course for us as a pair of Chris­t­ian Con­ser­v­a­tives what gives us hope is dif­fer­ent than what gives hope to some­one like rad­i­cal fem­i­nist and marx­ist Katha Pol­litt who Stacy wrote in the Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor col­umn gushed over what she saw at a NYU :

In a col­umn in Sunday’s New York Times, Pol­litt claimed to have at last found the van­guard of the forth­com­ing rev­o­lu­tion in a soci­ol­ogy sem­i­nar at New York Uni­ver­sity. When she asked how many of those at the NYU sem­i­nar were fem­i­nists, Pol­litt was pleased to report, “All the stu­dents raised their hands — includ­ing the two men.”

Katha Pol­litt appar­ently did not won­der why there were only two male stu­dents in that class. Nor did Pol­litt bother to remark that NYU is a very elite school where the cost of atten­dance is more than $60,000 a year ($49,062 annual tuition plus $17,578 room and board). Bas­ing one’s polit­i­cal fore­casts on the opin­ions of rich girls in a soci­ol­ogy sem­i­nar might be unwise, but Pollitt’s enthu­si­asm could not be restrained. One of the NYU girls told Pol­litt that fem­i­nism is “cool” because of “the move­ment against sex­ual assault on cam­pus… and the influ­ence of pop cul­ture idols like Bey­oncé and Emma Watson.”

Of course her opti­mism about fem­i­nism future keep run­ning into that brick wall of real­ity out­side of lib­eral enclaves like NYC

Exactly how is this “grass-​roots move­ment” among elite uni­ver­sity stu­dents sup­posed to help Democ­rats regain the polit­i­cal power they have lost? Does any­one beyond the NYU cam­pus imag­ine that soci­ol­ogy majors are going to give Democ­rats a deci­sive advan­tage in next year’s mid-​term elec­tions? Will issues like “racial jus­tice” and “pris­on­ers’ rights” turn the tide against Trump? If Pollitt’s fan­tasies of a feminist-​led revival for Democ­rats are their best hope, they’ve got no hope at all. Hav­ing lost touch with vot­ers in Mid­dle Amer­ica, Democ­rats now seem to be los­ing touch with reality.

While as a rule pre­dict­ing the future is noto­ri­ously dif­fi­cult I have every con­fi­dence in my claim that when the time comes when these boys become men and Ms Pol­litt or her dis­ci­ples try to sell fem­i­nism lib­er­al­ism and rad­i­cal jus­tice to these boys they will be disappointed.

Hav­ing watched their father work hard to make a liv­ing and hav­ing worked beside him tak­ing orders as pizza after pizza is served will give the a ground­ing in real­ity that will inoc­u­late them to the appeals to “race” and “social jus­tice” from peo­ple who might con­sider the spin­ning of dough and the spread­ing of flour on a tab.

If you want to bet on a future Amer­i­can suc­cess I’d bet on Juan’s sons over Ms. Pollitt’s dis­ci­ples every day of the week and twice on sunday.

Stacy McCain DTG at Work

Fitchburg ma Sept 7th 12:49 PM

Yesterday was a wirlwind of delays, downpours and driving as our detour to the nearest McDonalds Ray Kroc Memorial Media Filing Center in Revere meant that we were in the middle of Rush Hour Traffic on Routes 1, 60 and 2 all the way back to Fitcburg during which I finished my Rosary and Stacy when not talking about various stories and giving me some history on radical feminism that will be a component of his talk tomorrow morning in Lexington with the Friday morning group and his speech on Saturday. Today has been the same while we managed a bit of breakfast taking the time to get a glimpe of excellent writing while dealing with several reverses.

One had to do with the New England Patriots Thanks to the Thrusday game WPKZ is giving Stacy a miss devoting Friday morning to the aftermath of the Patriots/Tom Brady quest for ring number six.

Beer and Pizza the meal of bloggers

The other two had to do with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma has knocked the primary member of Granite Grok out of Saturday’s event as he’s been called in to cover for people displaced by Irma while the Mayor of Leominster bumped Stacy from his live tv show tonight for something of Hurricane Harvey.

Yet even with these reverses there are still stories to find. With this evening now free we are off to Harvard College where members of the college republicans will be showing Stacy around, while last night our delay gave us a glimpse of a feel good story that provided quite a contrast to a piece Stacy had written at the American Spectator.

Our late arrival in Fitchburg meant I was in time to pick up my son from work rather than him walking in the rain, as it was Wednesday we suggested pizza and as Stacy prefers a beer we headed down to Espresso Pizza on main street.

Espresso has been a Fitchburg fixture for over fifty years. Neither fire, nor the city’s decline nor family problems nor the death of the founder has kept Espresso and it’s famous recipe from feeding generations of Fitchburg and now Leominster residents and as usual the place was full of workers making pizzas, spinning dough and cooking grinders.

But what was most noticeable to us were three young kids who were manning the phones. People who came in seemed rather taken by them and had wide smiles as they did their job. In a rare lull, Juan the manager and father of the boys took time to talk about them:

In an age when so many kids are couch potatoes and video game addicts the idea of kids doing useful work give people like Stacy McCain & I hope for the future.

Of course for us as a pair of Christian Conservatives what gives us hope is different than what gives hope to someone like radical feminist and marxist Katha Pollitt who Stacy wrote in the American Spectator column gushed over what she saw at a NYU :

In a column in Sunday’s New York Times, Pollitt claimed to have at last found the vanguard of the forthcoming revolution in a sociology seminar at New York University. When she asked how many of those at the NYU seminar were feminists, Pollitt was pleased to report, “All the students raised their hands — including the two men.”

Katha Pollitt apparently did not wonder why there were only two male students in that class. Nor did Pollitt bother to remark that NYU is a very elite school where the cost of attendance is more than $60,000 a year ($49,062 annual tuition plus $17,578 room and board). Basing one’s political forecasts on the opinions of rich girls in a sociology seminar might be unwise, but Pollitt’s enthusiasm could not be restrained. One of the NYU girls told Pollitt that feminism is “cool” because of “the movement against sexual assault on campus… and the influence of pop culture idols like Beyoncé and Emma Watson.”

Of course her optimism about feminism future keep running into that brick wall of reality outside of liberal enclaves like NYC

Exactly how is this “grass-roots movement” among elite university students supposed to help Democrats regain the political power they have lost? Does anyone beyond the NYU campus imagine that sociology majors are going to give Democrats a decisive advantage in next year’s mid-term elections? Will issues like “racial justice” and “prisoners’ rights” turn the tide against Trump? If Pollitt’s fantasies of a feminist-led revival for Democrats are their best hope, they’ve got no hope at all. Having lost touch with voters in Middle America, Democrats now seem to be losing touch with reality.

While as a rule predicting the future is notoriously difficult I have every confidence in my claim that when the time comes when these boys become men and Ms Pollitt or her disciples try to sell feminism liberalism and radical justice to these boys they will be disappointed.

Having watched their father work hard to make a living and having worked beside him taking orders as pizza after pizza is served will give the a grounding in reality that will inoculate them to the appeals to “race” and “social justice” from people who might consider the spinning of dough and the spreading of flour on a tab.

If you want to bet on a future American success I’d bet on Juan’s sons over Ms. Pollitt’s disciples every day of the week and twice on sunday.