Report from Louisiana: Early Voting

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – Saturday, my husband and I went downtown for early voting. The line snaked out the door and down the sidewalk and it stayed steady the entire day.  Saturday was the first day of early voting and apparently a lot of people wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. Of course, the LSU-Florida game is on October 12, the day of the primary, and maybe people are going to be out of town or otherwise occupied. 

Reports from across the state are consistent with what we saw in Shreveport. In New Iberia over 700 people turned out for early voting.

The gubernatorial race is what everyone is interested in. Current Governor John Bel Edwards (D) has two Republican challengers and both of those are too close in the polls to say either one is really ahead of the other.

What I am worried about it that they’re going to split the vote and Edwards will win outright without having to go to a runoff.

Edwards is just shy of 50% in most polls while the Republicans are both just above 20%.

Edwards has not been the worst governor we’ve ever had and as Democrats go, he’s pretty conservative on a couple of issues like gun control and abortion, but economically he has done real damage to the state through his alliances with trial lawyers. Companies are fleeing the state to avoid excessive litigation. There are no jobs here, no real industry, few Fortune 500 companies, and out children are running for the Texas border as soon as they graduate from college.  The outlook is grim.

Based on what I was hearing in the early voting line yesterday, there were a lot of Democrat votes cast yesterday. I know that’s far from official evidence, but I think this just might be one of those elections where every single vote counts.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport and is the author of Cane River Bohemia. Follow her on Instagram @patbecker25 and Twitter @paustin110.

Sober Unpleasant Truths About Impeachment & Civil War

Today I woke up much earlier than I expected and attend mass at my old parish where the pastor giving a sermon on today’s Gospel (Luke 9) he mentioned a fact that I’ve brought up before that the truth IS (I’m not so sure about his assertion that it doesn’t need defending but be that as it may…).

I thought about this when I saw the lead story at Drudge concerning congressman heard about congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Il) hitting the president with this tweet.

It’s not all that newsworthy that the MSM is quoting a member of the GOP when they hit Trump ( in fact it’s the surest way for a member of the GOP to get positive coverage from them) but not only is the President tweet the truth, it’s a rather important truth that needs to be stated aloud at the start.

In fact if you recall my initial endorsement of Donald Trump for President (as opposed to very popular re-endorsement of him when the Billy Bush tape broke and everyone was cutting an running) you might recall that it was titled:

Donald Trump or Civil War, I Choose Trump

And said it part:

All of this points to the necessity of Trump but there is one other factor that I think is even more decisive.  It’s a subject I brought up a few years ago.
American culture traditionally is like an old Popeye cartoon. It takes hit after hit after hit until finally it exclaims:

I think the breaking point is near, I think there are a lot of people in this country who are deciding that the Government is openly hostile to them.  I think that the sight of women and gay men being beaten by leftists because they support the presumptive GOP nominee, having it happen in full sight of police ordered to do nothing AND SEEING THOSE OFFICERS CHOOSING TO LET THEM BE BEATEN means that they can not count on the authorities to obey their oaths of office if they think doing so might cost them their jobs.

Even worse than this is the obvious question it raises: If leftists are willing to resort to violence and boast about it before an election when it might hurt their ability to persuade the people to vote for them, how much more willing will they be to violently suppress their political foes when such behavior is rewarded with electoral victory by the people? What will that tell a populace that has already been arming itself nonstop for the last 4-6 years?

Remember I wrote this piece on July 3rd 2016 and the piece it links to with the Popeye cartoon is from June 14 2013!

Now ask yourself this question: Has the behavior of the left gotten better or worse since 2013, since 2016? When you’re done with that question ask yourself the follow-up to the point I made above concerning political violence:

If the left/media and their allies are able to remove a sitting president after:

  1. Smearing folks like Justice Kavanaugh without anything approaching credible evidence
  2. Forcing members of the administration out of public places such as restaurants
  3. An attempt to murder republican congressmen which led to a GOP house leader being shot,
  4. The Beating of a sitting senator, leading to serious injury
  5. And repeated violence by masked thugs in cities like Portland Ore and elsewhere and justification of said violence by dubbing their foes “Nazis” and “White Supremacists”

What will they conclude about such behavior? They’ll decide it works!

Furthermore if they are willing to make this attempt before an election when it might hurt their ability to persuade the people to vote for them (as I suspect it did in 2016) and it works, how much more bold will they be about suppressing their political foes through both lawfare and violence after all of this is rewarded by the removal of the only man who has been willing to stand in their way?

Don’t think for a minute that Americans who have been arming themselves for the last decade and are now being openly told by candidates that they intend to disarm them, don’t know the answers to those questions.

So with all due respect to the sensitivities of the congressman from Illinois I think if this is going to be done, it needs to be done with eyes wide open as to it’s costs and risks thus it’s not only quite proper for the President to bring this up it’s highly necessary for him to do so.

Closing Thought: I suspect the left doesn’t see these risks or as I mentioned in this tweet the comfortable snowflakes are too foolish or too ignorant to care if such a civil war comes, perhaps because they all believe the 16 year old prophet of doom that the world will end before they’re 50 anyways.

Feds setting up a massive corruption net in Chicago area

Blogger post-race in McCook, Illinois in June

By John Ruberry

One thing hasn’t changed since the outage here at Da Tech Guy. Corruption in Illinois is rampant.

As I noted in this space, on the third day of 2019, Chicago’s most powerful alderman, Ed Burke, who has been in office for 50 years, was named in a criminal complaint centered on an extortion complaint from a fast food restaurant in his ward. In May, Burke was indicted on 14 corruption charges. Burke’s wife, Anne, sits on the Illinois Supreme Court. More on that later.

Around the time of the Burke indictment, the FBI raided the homes of Michael Zalewski, a former Chicago alderman, Kevin Quinn, the brother of another Chicago alderman, and Mike McClain, a lobbyist. All of them are close allies of Michael Madigan, Illinois House speaker for 34 of the last 36 years and the chairman of the state Democratic Party. Quinn’s brother represents the 13th Ward in Chicago’s City Council, where Madigan serves as Democratic committeeman.

Last Tuesday federal agents raided the suburban Chicago and Springfield offices of state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero). Half of his district is covered by Madigan’s House district. But the feds weren’t done last week. On Thursday they raided the village halls of McCook and Lyons, which are in Sandoval’s district. An insurance agency owned by the family of the mayor of Lyons was also raided. The mayor of McCook, a Democrat, is also a Cook County commissioner.

Clearly the federal government is on to something in Madigan’s geographic base, the Southwest Side of Chicago and its southwestern suburbs. Of course Madigan’s fierce grip reaches all the way to the Ohio River. However, Phil Turner, a former federal prosecutor, urges caution in jumping to conclusions in linking these raids to Boss Madigan’s activities.

In other Illinois corruption news, in June federal agents raided the ward office of Chicago alderman Carrie Austin. And last month state Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), a distant cousin of state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), was indicted on embezzlement charges.

Let me get back to Burke, or rather, the alderman’s wife, Anne. Earlier this month Anne was elevated to chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Only in Illinois.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

The End is Nigh

Don’t be afraid

by baldilocks

In February 2016 at my blog, I published a post on what I call the Sandy Berger Precedent in relation to how Hillary Clinton got away with her gigantic and brazen email caper.

From Wikipedia:

On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating [Clinton Administration National Security Adviser] Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration’s handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003. Berger subsequently lied to investigators when questioned about the removal of the documents.

In April 2005, Berger pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives in Washington.

According to the lead prosecutor in the case, Berger only took copies of classified information and no original material was destroyed. Berger was fined $50,000, sentenced to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and stripped of his security clearance for 3 years.

I called it Rule of Law theater and concluded:

It’s important to keep pointing out what kind of Leviathan of corruption and, possibly, betrayal, our government has become.

This bears repeating yet again. Included in the pattern are Rathergate, the Russia Hoax, and now the Ukraine situation. These conspiracies have the same tilt; they come from the Left and most of them are intended to hobble Republican presidents.

The perpetrators are bold because they are long-entrenched in the federal government and in the media. And they will keep trying until …

What has them so afraid and implacable with this Republican president? He knows them and probably knows when the bodies are buried, figuratively, and, no doubt literally. He has the will to stop the cycle and, it appears, that’s what he’s been planning for far longer than the beginning of his presidential candidacy.

And here’s something else: he’s not afraid.

2020 is going to be a fun year.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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Sable Face to Face League Draft in Fitchburg (liveblog

Round 26 three picks (last round)

Sea:  Michael Taylor Wash of / Armando Rosario SS Mets/ Charlie Blackman Col CF

Mets    Chester Cuthburt KC 3B  /  Max Kepler Minn of / Jorge Polanco SS min
SD    Shane Bieber P Cle /  Brandon Guyer RF cle / Kyler Olsen P Cle
TB    Derrick Rodriguez SP SF /  Cole Colhern OF Cal / Ketel Marte  2b ari
SF  Mark Canha CF Oak  / Joe Musgrove SP Pit / Shin-Soo  Choo Rf Tex
StL   Sean Manaea Oak SP /  Robertson Chirinos  c Tex / Chad Gyorka 3b   StL
NYY   Mike Zunino Sea C / Tim Anderson CWS SS / Freddie Galdis SS SD
Washington Bruce Maxwell C Oak / Jose Castillo LHP SD /  Rougned Odor 2b Tex

Round 25 three picks

Wash:  Jose Abreu 1b CWS / Adeiny Hechavarria NYY ss/ james paxton SP
NYY:  Brandon  Morrow P cubs /  Hyun-jin ryu  LA SP / Kevin Pillar of Tor
StL:  Guillermo Heredia of Sea /   Jorge Alfaro C Philly /  Harrison Baider of StL
Sf :  Cle CF Rajai Davis  /  Ari Yoshihisa Hirano RP /  Brett Philips CF KC
TB :   Kyle Gibson Min P / Min P Jacob Odorizzi / Derek Holland RP SF
SD:   AJ Pollock cf ari /  Daniel Descalso 2b Ari / Chris Owings Ari of
Mets :  Jason Kitmas 2b Cle / K Farmer C LA /  Gregory Polonco of  Pit
Sea:   Evan Gattis C Hou / Noah Syndaggard SP NYM / LF Balt Trey Mancini

Round 24 two picks

Sea   Tyler Clipper P Tor /  Starling Castro Miami 2b
Mets    Brian Anderson Mia RF / Stephen Piscoty RF Oak
SD    2b Ryan Goins KC / RF Roswell Herrera of  KC
TB    Nicholas A. Castellanos of det / 3b Josh Donnalson cle
SF     Jose Ingeles Det ss / Jose Martinez 1b Stl
StL   Jameson Tallion Pitt P /  Atl Dansby Swanson SS
NYY    Andrew Miller Cle P / Dallas Keuchel SP Hou
Washington  Jose Alverez P Calif / Delino Deshields of Tex

Round 23 two picks

Wash   Gio Gonzalez SP Mil /  Manny Pina c Mil
NYY      Didi Gregorious SS NYY /  SP JA Happ NYY
StL:     K Freeland Col /  Rick Porcello p Bos
Sf    E Suarez Cin 3b / Matt Stasi Hou c
TB    Yusmeiro Petit Oak RP /  Jessie Winkler OF Cin
SD   Rick Pietta P Phil /  Jake Arrieta p Phil
Mets   Eddie Rosario LF Min /  Miguel Cabrera OF det
Sea   SP Trevor Cahill Oak Hill /   Marcus Simien SS  OAK

Round 22 two picks

Sea  Kris Bryant Cubs 3b  / Jed Lowry Oak
Mets   Wilson Ramos C Phil /  Keone Kela Pit P
SD    Jackie Bradley JR Bos  /  Ian Kinsler 2b Bos
TB   Bryan  Holaday C  Mia   /  Nick Ahmed SS
SF    Travis  Jankowski OF SD / Alex Wilson P Det
StL   Greg Allen Cle CF /  Rhys Hoskins Phil
NYY  Mike Mousakas 3b Mil  / Nelson Cruz Sea
Washington   Josh Reddick Hou /  Ian Happ Cubs

Round 21  two picks

Wash  Reynaldo Lopez P Chi /  Corey Dickerson OF Pit
NYY    Adam Ottavino Col P /  Ryan Brawn C Mil

StL:     Delin Botances NYY P /  Daniel Murphy  2b/1b Cubs
Sf      Yuli Gurriel IF Hou  /  German Marquez Col P
TB    Kolten Wong 2b StL /  Luis Castello Cin sp
SD   Kevin Keirmaier cf TB  /    Cameron Mavin of Sea
Mets   K Yates SD P / Jason Hayward rf cubs
Sea   Brandon workman Bos P / Tanaka P Yankees

Round twenty (two picks per round)

Sea Albert Amora Jr CF  Cubs /   Chad Greene P NYY
Mets   Daniel Robertson TB LF /  Jay Chavez Cubs P
SD   Matt Kemp OF LA  / Kiki Hernandez utl LA
TB     Seth Lugo mets P /  Andrew McCuchhen NYY OF
SF    Elias Diaz Pit /  Scott Oberg p Col
StL   Nick Vincent Sea P /   Lou Trevino P Oak
NYY   John Holder P NYY / Billy Hamilton of Cin
Washington    Taylor Cole P  LAA / Dakota Hudson StL P

Round 19
Wash Bobby Poyner LHP Bos
NYY  Domingo German NYY SP
StL:  OF Khris Daivs Oak
Sf   Ozzie Alblez 2b ATL
TB   Brock holt Bos
SD  Jhoulis Chacin sp Mil
Mets  Annibel Sanchez Atl
Sea  Brian McCain C Atl

Round 18

Sea Zach Wheeler SP Mets
Mets  Yasmani Grendal C LA
SD  Miguel Rojas  ss Miami
TB    Nathan Eovaldi Bos SP
SF   Jace Fry RP CWS
StL  SP Jose Berrios Minn
NYY   Edwin Encarnacion Cle
Washington   Raphael Devers 3b

Round 17:

Wash Marwin Gonzalez Hou LF

NY  Max Munch LA

StL   SS Paul DeJong Cards

SF    Joey Gallo of Tex

TB Alex Gordon KC

SD  SD Matt olsen Oak 1b

Mets  Travis Shaw Mil 3b

Sea  Clay buckholtz Ari P

Round 16

Sea David Robertson P  NYY
Mets Blane Hardy Det P
SD  Steven Wright Bos
TB   Steve Cishek cubs
SF Sean Newcomb P ATL
StL Xander Bogarts BOS
NYY  Nick Markekus atl rf
Washington  Dee Gordon 2b Seattle

Round 15
Wash Jose Quintana Cubs
NYY Roberto Ozuna Hou
StL: SS Edwardo Escobar Arizona
Sf Cody Bellinger 1b OF
TB Justin Turner LA 3b
SD Eduardo Rodriguez Bos SP
Mets Jared hughes cin P
Sea Blake Treinen p Oak

Round 14

Sea 2b Adam Frazier Pitts
Mets Oliver Perez P Cle
SD Buster Posey C SF
TB Julio Teheran SP ATL
SF Kyle Hendricks SP cubs
StL Scooter Genette 2b cin
NYY Matt Weiters Washington
Wash Jeurys Familia P Oak

Round 13

Wash Craig Kimbrel Bos
NYY Charlie Morton hou P
StL Joe Mauer Min
SF Tomas Telis C TB
TB Joey Wendle 2b tb
SD Jeff Mathas c Arizona
Mets Wade Leblanc Sea
Sea Mike Clevenger Cleveland

Round 12

Sea Tanner Scott Baltimore
Mets Joe Panik 2b SF
SD Sean Dolittle Washington P
TB 3b Johan Camergo Atl
sf Corey Knevel P Mil
StL Yadier Molina C
NYY Jouchieam Soria Mil
Washington Shohei Othani P / DH

Round 11

Washington: LHRP Brad Hand Cle
NYY Brett Gardner OF
StL LF Benentendi LF Bos
SF 2B John Villar Balt
TB RHRP Ryan Braiser
SD Justin Miller Washington
Mets Trea Turner Ss Washington
Sea Kevin McCarthy KC P

Round 10

Sea RP Colin McHugh Hou
Mets Joey Votto CIn
SD SP Miles Mikokes StL
tb RP Raphael Iglesias Cin
sf Seranthony Dominguez Phil
Stl SS Jean Segura Seattle
NYY Steve Stausberg washington
Washington Jose Altuve 2b Hou

Round 9

Washington LHSP Marco Gonzalez Sea
NYY Louis Severino NYY
StL RHP Corey Kluber Cle
SF Mitch Hanager Sea
TB Kenley Janson LA
SD Of Marcel Ozuna StL
Mets David Peralta Arizona
Sea P Ryan Carpenter Det

Round 8

Seattle Giancarlo Stanton NYY
Mets OF Brandon Nemo NYM
SD George Springer HOU
TB Walker Bueller LA
SF Jeremy Jeffress Mil
StL C Salvadore Perez KC
NYY Christian Vasquez C
Washington C Blake Sweihart Bos

round 7

Washington C Martin Maldonado Hou
NYY Aroldis Chapman NYY
StL RHSP Trevor Bauer Cleveland
SF OF Ben Zobrist cubs
TB C Wilson Contraris cubs
SD C Gary Sanchez NYY
Mets P David Price Bos
Sea Matt Carpenter StL

round 6

Sea Addison Russell SS Cubs
Mets Edwin Diaz Sea
SD Inf Javier Baez Chi
TB Whit Merrifield KC
SF M Folynewicz Atl
StL OF Juan Soto Washington
NYY Gleyber Torres NYY
Wash Anthony Rizzo cubs

Round 5

Washington CF Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee
NYY Aaron Judge NYY
StL 3b Matt Chapman Oak
SF Utl Alex Bregman Hou
TB LHSP Patrick Corbin Ari
SD 1B Jesus Aguliar Mil
Mets Roland Acuna JR
Sea Ross Stripling LA

Round four

Seattle JT RealMuto Mia
Mets SP Carlos Carrasco
SD JD martinez Bos
TB Paul Goldschmidt StL
SF Clayton Kershaw LA
StL LHRP Josh Haider Mil
MYY Bryce Harper Washington
Washington 3B Anthony Rendon Wasington

Round three

Washington SS Francisco Lindor Cle
NYY Garrett Cole Hou
StL Sterling Matte Pittsburgh
SF Michael Brantley Cle
TB SP Zach Greinke Arizona
SD Blake Snell TB
Mets RHSP Aaron Nola Phil
Seattle Freddy Freeman Atl

Round Two

Seattle Geraldo Parra OF COL
Mets: Francisco Cervelli Pits
SD 3b Nolan Arenado Col
TB SS Alderton Simmons Angles
SF P Justin Verlander Hou
StL P Chris Sale Bos
NYY 2b 2b DJ Lemhew Col
Washington Max Scherzer Washington

Round 1.

Washington Mookie Betts Bos
NYY Mike Trout Cal
StL Jacob DeGrom Mets
SF Manny Machado LA

Tampa Bay Christian Yelish MIl
San Diego Trevor Story Col
Mets Jose Ramirez Cle
Seattle of Malix smith TB

The draft is about to begin
Draft system is 1-8 8-1

DH both league

round 19 or 21 two picks per round

Dice roll for 1st pick low roll picks

Peter 014 chooes to draft 1st
Sherwood 028 chooses to draft 2nd
Patrick 63 chooses to pick team
Alvin (by proxy) 68 chooses to draft
Mark Gionet 337 draft

Mike Kennedy 383 draft

Mike F 410 draft

Elliot gionet 740 draft

Patrick chooes Seattle Mariners
Elliot Gionet Mets
Mike F Chooses San Diego
Mike Kennedy Tampa Bay

Mark Gionet San Francisco
Alivn St. Louis
Sherwood NYY

Peter Washington

Division Rolls
Alvin 804
Patrick Rolls 456
Mike K 645
Mike F 291
Sherwood 161
Peter 423

Dan League
Elliot Gionet Mets
Mike M San Diego
Sherwood NYY
Peter Washington

Lynn League

Mark Gionet
Alivn
Mike K
Patrick

Play the long game on Iran

Everything is focused on Iran. Everyone seems worried we’re going to war in Iran. And every time someone says President Trump is a warmonger (unlike President Obama, who was just quiet about killing people overseas), he goes off and does something non-warmongerish, like attacking the firms that ship oil to Iran.

He’s doing this because it really isn’t about Iran. The Iranian economy and government is on the brink of collapse. It’s propping itself up, but there are increasing protests against corrupt regime officials. There are similar protests in Hong Kong against corrupt Chinese regime overreach, and in Russia against election rigging.

War has a funny way of uniting an entire population against another population. Iran is itching for a war, not because it would win, but because it would distract its population from the poor economic situation they live in every day. Going to war with Iran, right now, is that last thing that we should be doing.

Instead, we need to apply pressure to what is propping up the Iranian regime, in this case Russia and China. Clamping down on illegal oil shipments is a start. But let’s take it one step further. The Russian oligarchs and Chinese officials that control most of the wealth in these countries are extremely unpopular. If their roles were emphasized, and sanctions imposed on their foreign investments, it would stoke the sympathy of Chinese and Russian populations.

The other point is looking at emerging countries and tamping down on their future oil requirements. Part of the reason oil continues to exert influence is that every time one country begins to ween off of oil, another emerging economy requires it. If the population of India suddenly started joining the middle class lifestyle, it would place a huge demand on oil that gives Russia and Iran significant influence. If the U.S. began exporting cheap, safe nuclear energy, that would make public transit viable in these countries, and keep oil from coming back in vogue. That’s playing the long game, but its our best bet for a long term win against Iran.

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or any other government agency.

The Left Vs the Right in Two tweets

Maxine’s in an online friend of mine and used to be one of the Liberal voices on DaTechGuy on DaRadio Panel. She’s a nice lady with a great family.

Every now and then however she illustrates the difference between left and right perfectly like in this exchange about impeachment

Relationship Math Made Easy

Horace Tabor: Wait a minute! You can’t buy a woman for money.
Mad Jack Duncan: You just try and get one without it.

Paint your Wagon 1969

I must admit when I saw this headline at hotair

CBS: The Sex Recession Is Real And It’s Spectacular

being a comic at heart my first thought was: “Hell every long married man knows that.”

But when I read the actual piece at Hotair

CBS is conflating two different issues. It was not all that long ago that the societal norm was to postpone sexual activity for marriage, even if the norm was not universally observed at all times. We didn’t fret about too little premarital sex and too much virginity back in those days, and yet that norm produced significant fertility booms, most recently and famously after World War II. Oddly, the later expectation of early and constant sexual activity regardless of marital status, combined with the contraceptive culture that enables it, has produced fertility shortages.


It’s the fertility crisis that’s the issue, not the lack of sexual activity. So what’s causing the fertility crisis? CBS focuses on a lack of job prospects and economic growth in both Japan and other industrialized nations, but the quality of life in these countries is better than ever. We have more access to luxuries and information than any other generation that preceded us. We live in larger spaces than ever. Rather than delay gratification to produce families, we tell ourselves — as one Japanese man does in the above video — that he doesn’t earn enough money to support a wife and family. That’s a choice, not an economic imperative.

…that I realized that the entire problem was about math.

I’m a big fan of math, I love how math is inherently truthful, the equation either adds up or it doesn’t.

So let me put things in a simple mathematical context. Except in cases where people are actually swept away in emotion which despite what people see in TV, movies or romance novels is not how life generally works there are two basic formulas for marriage:

(MP WP) = MM

A formula where

  • M = Men
  • W = Women
  • P = Prospects for success
  • MM = Marriage Material

If a woman decides that a man’s prospects for success are greater than hers that man instantly becomes marriage material because he has the potential to improve that woman’s comfort level and provide for any children they potentially can have together. If a man’s prospects are at least equal to hers than that man is considered at least an acceptable as marriage material because combined said comfort level is at least not going to diminish and with their combined potential might even improve

This is the most common formula for marriage, there is however a 2nd one that covers a specific situation

(MW + MP + MS) EL = MM

Where

  • M = Man
  • P = Prospects
  • W = Wealth
  • S = Social Standing
  • EL = Easy Life
  • MM = Marriage Material

You’ll note that a woman’s wealth doesn’t factor into the equation because a a man is immediately acceptable to most women as a prospect if a guarantee of an easy life comes with him, but this formula covers women whose prospects exceed the norm and especially those who exceed the norm by a high amount and thus are assured of comfort already. As a rule such a woman wants to marry a man who has at least enough wealth and prospects to make an easy life for himself without her (Think Giselle and Tom Brady) but now with comfort already assured Social standing becomes a factor, in some cases a huge factor. Does such a man have a social standing high enough to overcome lack of other prospects or even wealth? Does he come from a famous family? Was he once a sports hero, a famous pol or have some other standing that would enhance a woman’s social standing? If he does then he’s marriage material.

That’s the bottom line math of marriage when it comes to finding a mate for women and that’s why when you have a culture that systematically goes after men’s prospects and potential you end up with a culture where marriage and fertility are gone. This was sold as a panacea to women as a solution to all their problems, but all it did was create a world where the number of men who satisfy the formula that women want for marriage is shrinking away.

May women be happy with the culture they’ve created.

The New Green Deal – Starvation

by 3Planets

Many, if not all the Democratic Party candidates vying for nomination for President, to a man, woman or other, support the removal and criminalization of the internal combustion engine.  The cost to the environment like totally outweighs our need to grow and harvest food.  You know, the soy beans and veggies necessary to support life on earth as they know it.

It wasn’t too long ago – just in the beginning of the 1900’s – that having enough food was a real concern.  Does anybody remember the election slogan “a chicken in every pot”? Bonus points if you can name the politician who said it.  Hunger does exist in America.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), as of just two years ago, 12.3 percent of American households remain food insecure – meaning that 1 in 8 households in the United States had difficulty at some time during the year in providing enough food for all their members.

These Democrat Party Candidates all support the starvation of low income and most unfortunate of our country!  How can I say that?

To understand, one only needs to visit a farm – a place as alien as a church to the wonderful slaver socialist city dwellers, during the harvest.  But be aware that the farmers, whose livelihoods depend upon a quick and successful harvest, may not be too happy to see you.  The harvest is the short – a matter of hours – time in which farmers have to get their ripe crops in before the snow falls, rains come and the crop begins to rot in the fields.  Without the use of many sophisticated, expensive mechanical devices known as “trucks”, “tractors”, “harvesters”, “combines” and a plethora of vehicles seen only on farms, the agricultural revolution with the delivered promise of inexpensive, nutritious food to feed rich and poor across our country and the world will be impossible.

Climate change alarmism is causing a lot of harm to children

Children today are being bombarded with a consent stream of dire warnings about climate change. The constant stream is causing children a great deal of anxiety, as documented by this Climate Change Dispatch article titled Only A Monster Would Afflict Children With ‘Eco-Anxiety’.

What kind of monster afflicts children with eco-anxiety by telling them they will be dead in 12 years? I’ll tell you who: the child abusers in the establishment media, the environmental movement, and the Democrat Party — that’s who.

What’s especially disturbing is that children are being taught the opposite of empathy. Empathy is the most important value an adult can impart to a child. But what these kids are being encouraged to become is nothing less than wild-eyed, religious fanatics where non-believers are fingered as the enemy, as heretics looking to destroy the world and kill everyone. And this is always the result of such things, of the moral certainty of a zealot mixed with intolerance.

This anxiety has become  so widespread it has even been noticed by the American Psychological Association, according to this Ecowatch.com article Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’

A growing number of people report feelings of loss, grief, worry and despair amid news that climate change is making natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires worse and more common, that polar ice is melting faster than we thought and that we only have 12 years to prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change.

The American Psychological Association has come up with a term for these “resounding chronic psychological consequences” related to how we process the climate crisis: eco-anxiety.

Eco-Anxiety, which the APA describes as a “chronic fear of environmental doom,” isn’t listed anywhere in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the handbook for diagnosing mental illnesses

What makes the anxiety caused by fear over climate change even more despicable is the fact it is all based on a lie, a monstrous lie that has reached the level of indoctrination.  The American Thinker article Scaring the children on climate is cruel, cynical, and dangerous describes the far reaching nature of this indoctrination.

It is dangerous when teenagers who have been indoctrinated their entire lives are treated as if they have knowledge on climate change and fossil fuels.  They are just repeating talking points when trotted out on media outlets and before Congress as if they were experts.  They have been discouraged from doing research and critically thinking because they have been told the science is settled.  They know that anyone who says the climate is changing and has always changed naturally is de a climate change denier; to get good grades, they need to repeat what they are told.

It is more dangerous when almost all journalists and other Democrats repeat the same talking points instead of doing research and asking questions.  Instead of pointing out to the teenagers that temperatures, sea levels, storm activity, droughts and floods have always fluctuated naturally, and previous dire predictions have been 100% wrong, they just go along.

This New York Post article The climate strike is all about indoctrination, not science has much more to about the indoctrination.

Unfortunately for students, the movement is not about education but indoctrination. One of the final demands, “comprehensive climate change education,” is to be aimed at children ages 5 through 14 because “impressionability is high during that developmental stage.”

If the climate threat eventually leads to radical national action, it will only be because the concept is drilled into youngsters “from the beginning.” Of course, it’s unclear why such a long-term strategy is necessary, given that we have only “11 years” left to avert disaster.

Judging from the bizarre, extremist, sloppily composed manifesto, the students who have the city Education Department’s blessing to attend this event clearly won’t be learning much of anything truly “science-based.” The rest of us, however, are learning quite a lot about the climate change movement, and it’s not pretty.

The Breitbart article Watch: Climate Strike Activist Says Climate Change Activism and Socialism Are ‘Inseparable’ explains just why this hoax was originally perpetuated and why it is still being crammed down the throats of children in the United States and across the world.

The fight against climate change is intricately connected to the push for socialism, according to a climate change alarmist who flocked to the nation’s capital to participate in the global climate strike on Friday.

Thousands of activists participated in the Greta Thunberg-inspired global climate strike in Washington, DC — and around the world — on Friday. Participants in D.C. were heard shouting, “Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has got to go,” and, “Don’t eat cows; eat the rich.”

One activist told Breitbart News that he was there to not only fight against climate change but to actively “fight for socialism,” calling the two “inseparable.”