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Crazy chicken lays crazy eggs

A Mapp egg. They’re always like this. Usually, she lays half a dozen or so and then goes broody for the rest of the season, so <shrug>

Changing the subject. I’ve tried not to, but couldn’t miss some of the very public ugliness triggered by Maggie’s death. Out of all proportion to anything she actually did. Not too many of the intellectual elite who hate her most are coal miners, after all. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s because she laughed at the chattering classes. And because she was right. And because of a quality that’ll take me a minute to explain.

I’ve told you before, working with engineers was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Engineers are practical men. They do what I used to think scientists do: they do stuff, they observe the result and they are confident they have just learned something worth knowing. How much pressure did the fastener take before it snapped? At what temperature did the adhesives fail? How much schmutz accumulates in a pipe carrying hard water over an 18 month period? (“Schmutz” is a useful engineering term I learned).

Some of the scientists were like that too, surely — or science wouldn’t advance. But some were more interested in the hypothesis and not so keen on the result.

And moving away from the hard sciences into the soft sciences and the humanities, I observe there is a whole class of clever thinkers who fall in love with ideas. Big, complicated ideas. Elegant ideas. Beautiful ideas that are difficult to grasp. And really, honestly, deep down but without saying so they don’t give a shit if the ideas are true or not. They’d rather not know. It spoils the effect.

In fact, I’m convinced some of them especially love with ideas that are false, because it takes so much effort, so many hours of study, so much scholarship to clasp a falsehood to your bosom. You have to be one of the highly-educated elite to believe really obviously dumbass stuff. Squares don’t get it. Your grandma don’t get it. Toothless hillbillies laugh at you, so you KNOW you’re on the right track.

So you get Joe Biden — nobody’s idea of an ideas man, but he hangs around them and absorbs their chatter like a parrot — wisely opining that we have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt. Because you have to be extra fucking smart to understand how that works.

And then along comes Maggie and says, “any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” Cash in, cash out, new shoes will have to wait until next month to make it balance. A housewifely skillset. And she governed with it. And it worked.

And all the overcredentialled Oxbridge (or Ivy League) technocratic smarty pantses who believe themselves our natural ruling class (including quite a few on “our” side of the aisle) foam and gnash their teeth. It’s all so ugly and ordinary and dreary.

It demeans them and their powerful brains.

Comments


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:14 pm

I don’t like to play the vagina card, but there was more than a hint of misogyny about the Maggie hatred, too.

Though Reagan had a similar approach and drew similar scorn. If you’ve read his writing, he was simple to the point of…well, sounding almost simple, if you know what I mean. And yet, when he leaned on the levers, things moved.

How did we end up with those two at the same moment in history?


Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:18 pm

Or, they’re just a bunch of assholes. I think the ratio is about 10:1. Ten assholes of the Biden variety, to the one asshole of the Academic variety. Cut from the same cloth.


Comment from Redd
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:28 pm

Gary Smith mightymark • 8 hours ago −
I am an ex-miner and went through the 84 strike. The coal at our pit was uneconomical to mine. In the end it would have been cheaper to pay us to play football in the pit head baths. I knew something was going wrong when as a young man of 20 I helped drag an electrical cable to the face switches this cable was 50metres long and had been brought down pit 900meteres deep and transported 2 kilometres to where we took charge we then brought it all ten of us on our backs to where it was to be connected. It was then that a helpful electrician told us it was the wrong cable all 2 ton of it. I thought rather naively that we would have to drag it back from whenst it came. “Bury it ” came the re-assuring voice of our boss. Oh we’ll only £30,000 lost never mind


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:35 pm

The single unifying factor among the pillocks dancing in the streets last night was that not a single one of them was alive when Margaret Thatcher was PM.

Even more to the point, they were not alive when to be British felt like you had just come tenth in the egg and spoon race. Behind two cripples and a cart horse.

All they know is what they have had pumped into their empty little heads by the BBC, other organs of the hard Left media and their teachers.

It’s hard not to feel that there’s a day of reckoning coming. The chances of ‘progressives’ and ‘conservatives’ being able to rub along together are growing slimmer by the day.


Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:38 pm

Amazing post… One of the best I’ve read for the old girl.

The Iron Lady saved England from itself, and allowed it to continue to endure…

The learned elites, our betters, will never forgive her for that.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 9, 2013, 10:48 pm

Stupid tossers. Buy more ammo. The culture war will be going “hot” mighty soon.

I had a young Pekin who laid a few eggs with stems on them.


Comment from Nina
Time: April 9, 2013, 11:08 pm

Applause.


Comment from Zadok the Priest & Nathan the Prophet, HRH Court Anointers
Time: April 9, 2013, 11:34 pm

We were not a fan of dearly departed, however we appreciate two things: her very presence or the mention of her name or the MagOne’s beverage mug would help to rapidly identify the dumbest “pillockes” around. Why, here in the Colonies, if one wants to quickly locate a tasty plump turkey in the underbrush, the best way is to hoot like an owl. Saves a lot of time, every time!
The second thing we appreciate, is what she did to the trade unions. If only for a while. And even if they rebounded much stronger later on.

The rest, ye free to keep.

Postum Scriptorum: We expect a David Irving-esque historian a few decades from now de-bronzing (de-thatching?!) the pigeon coated statue just like Irving convincingly de-bronzed Churchill.


Comment from Pablo
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:20 am

Reality was and will always be on the side of Baroness Thatcher. The haters? Silly twats, the lot of them. Econ 101 will vex them til they’re dead.


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:20 am

Well said, S. Weasel…people like that shouldn’t even be allowed to vote.


Comment from Pablo
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:23 am

How did we end up with those two at the same moment in history?

Three, if you think about it. Which might contain a clue.


Comment from Pablo
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:25 am

The single unifying factor among the pillocks dancing in the streets last night was that not a single one of them was alive when Margaret Thatcher was PM.

Even more to the point, they were not alive when to be British felt like you had just come tenth in the egg and spoon race. Behind two cripples and a cart horse.

All they know is what they have had pumped into their empty little heads by the BBC, other organs of the hard Left media and their teachers.

#OccupyIronLady, then?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:30 am

Yes, good point, Pablo. Being a good Protestant, I forgot the Pope.


Comment from Bruno Braun
Time: April 10, 2013, 12:57 am

“Schmutz”? Jewish hydraulic engineers. Who knew?


Comment from CoyoteKhan
Time: April 10, 2013, 1:12 am

Yeah, I’ve been shaking my head ever since dear ol’ Maggie’s death. While the reaction among the chattering elites is expected, the reaction among my generation(twenty-whatevers) is truly embarrassing. What an uncouth lot.

As for pulling the woman card? You’re not the only one to think that, Weasel. I think the thought process is basically like this, “What? You women(or blacks or whatever victim group you want to put in) dare agree with those barbaric conservatives? You ingrate! We’re the reason why you even have the vote! We’re the reason why you’re not property anymore!” Of course I don’t believe I need to point out all the errors in this line of thinking. It’s really just the slave owner mentality that the elites have always had.

Oh, and returning commenter. Use to go by Roman Wolf a while back.


Comment from ed
Time: April 10, 2013, 1:33 am

Goodbye Maggie. I wish to God you had been born an American so I could have voted for you to be President.


Comment from tomfrompv
Time: April 10, 2013, 1:57 am

Nice post and encouraging comments. And may G.D. those protesters who can’t even let the woman die in peace. Of course, Progs don’t believe in God since they have Obama.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: April 10, 2013, 1:58 am

I’m trying to get Mr C to cough up the dough so I can come and pay my respects. He was at Reagan’s funeral, it’s only right I be at hers.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 10, 2013, 2:17 am

Popular Science has a pretty good article on how being a scientist made Margaret Thatcher a better prime minister, because she understood that scientific problems didn’t require an elite cadre of scientists to deal with.

http://tinyurl.com/cejlqn4


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 10, 2013, 3:07 am

Even more to the point, they were not alive when to be British felt like you had just come tenth in the egg and spoon race. Behind two cripples and a cart horse.

Kids now really don’t have the perspective to judge Reagan and Thatcher, and how much we needed them.

It wasn’t much better to be an American in those same days. Our cars were junkmobiles that wouldn’t run(Consumer Reports published a decoder so that you could avoid buying a car built on Monday or Friday), we were being humiliated by some people with sand fleas(Hostages held by Iran for 444 days and we didn’t even fly fighter jets over their capital ),and we had to remove half the light bulbs and wash our hands in cold water in accordance with instructions from our government (This was supposed to reduce dependence on foreign oil). Oh, and interest rates for new cars were 21% .
When the first Space Shuttle was launched in April 1981, I was living in Tokyo.While the Shuttle was launching, I was literally on my knees in front of my radio praying “Please don’t fuck this up, please don’t fuck this up, please don’t fuck this up” A few days earlier I had been in drinking in “The Havana Moon” bar with a pretty girl, when a Japanese leftist professor had engaged in a conversation which ran along the lines of “who made America the world’s policeman anyhow?” and had reduced me to downing my drink and replying “My country, right or wrong”. Later, with perfect esprit d’escalier I would realize that the best answer was “some loser named Hirohito and his buddy Adolf” but at the time I was humiliated to be so hard pushed to defend America against the ascendent Japanese who were buying up our country.

It was a really bad time to be an American, and I have never been able to forgive Jimmy Carter for making it so.
I wonder what their perspective on Obama will be 20 years from now, looking back at our current economy and various international inertness before Iran and North Korea.


Comment from SSAF {drunker>ever}
Time: April 10, 2013, 5:43 am

In the SE corner of the comment box there is a set of 6 tiny chunks of leftover Weasel pelt detritus. When monkeyed with, the text box adjusts in South-Easterly direction.

Although the pouncing stoat blinks at every stride instead of every 5th like she used to, at least she is well behaved and athletic to never miss the landing spot… yet.


Comment from JeffS
Time: April 10, 2013, 1:38 pm

Well said, Stoatie. Alas, many of the recent generations fail to understand what we are losing. Many, but not all.


Comment from Deborah
Time: April 10, 2013, 7:24 pm

And the pillocks don’t even know what a day of reckoning means.


Comment from Pupster
Time: April 10, 2013, 7:32 pm

Because you have to be extra fucking smart to understand how that works.

Hah! Well said fair Weasel.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 11, 2013, 12:02 am

You have to be one of the highly-educated elite to believe really obviously dumbass stuff.

“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool.” — George Orwell.

The problem is: some of those very smart people figured out things that a lot of ordinary people didn’t understand and wouldn’t accept.

The “ivory-tower” intellectual and the ignorant “low-brow” stereotypes are both based in reality.

There are two dangers these days. One is that the Smart People are too full of themselves (and isolated from everyone else) and will march civilization right over a cliff by embracing some clever folly and not listening to anyone else. (Global warming looked like it could be that, but is perhaps finally dying.)

The other is the Smart People, by committing some appalling folly in the name of Science and Enlightenment, will discredit Science and Enlightenment so badly that ignorance and reaction take over.

Global warming was very nearly that bad.

There is an ongoing refusal by the Euro-elite to recognize the problems from Moslem immigration. The only people who dare to speak the truths about it are often outright fascists who are wrong about almost everything else.

As for Mrs. Thatcher, a large part of the hatred for her was based on class. She was proudly and unmistakably middle-class and traditional. You can find quotes from lefty women stating frankly that they hated her for the way she dressed.

She was bourgeois. The High Left can tolerate aristocrats or even plutocrats, if they adopt the right views and styles: paying for avant-garde art, sexual deviance, multi-culturalism, Third World revolutionism. The rich are OK if they have style. But the bourgeois upstart is unforgivable.


Comment from Pillocks United
Time: April 11, 2013, 12:06 am

Jumping Jiminy Cricket, enough of that Margie Fletcher already.
We paid our fecking respects but she was overrated. She had one good movie, with that commie Robert Redfern, “Out of Africa”.


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[...] Crazy chicken lays crazy eggs Changing the subject. I’ve tried not to, but couldn’t miss some of the very public ugliness triggered by Maggie’s death. Out of all proportion to anything she actually did. Not too many of the intellectual elite who hate her most are coal miners, after all. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s because she laughed at the chattering classes. And because she was right. And because of a quality that’ll take me a minute to explain. [...]

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