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Gong hei fat choy, y’all!

‘Tis the Year of the Tiger again. This blog is so old, it’s cycling back through the Chinese Zodiac a second time. I hoped there was an old graphic I could steal, but Chinese New Year was on a Sunday in 2010. But hey, I found this neat screen shot from one of the Far Cry games. That’ll do.

Oddly enough, though we still have the godawfullest months February and March stretching out before us, it really does feel like Spring this week. The sun is shining, the birds are shouting insults at each other from the treetops, and Uncle B has his nose in a seed catalogue.

A big thanks to bds and technochitlin, respectively, for telling me a tweet of mine made both Ace and Instapundit. Woohoo!

Only, erm…mine was a stupid Boomer take and Mickey Kaus had the genuinely interesting (and terrifying) observation:

I’ve thought a lot about this since he tweeted it a couple of days ago. If he’s right – and it’s a take horribly congruent with Critical Race Theory – it’s yet another example of a mindset so alien and incomprehensible to me that we might as well be different species.

That legit scares me.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 1, 2022, 7:18 pm

I remember Affirmative Action when it came around the first time. The argument was that qualified black candidates for jobs had been denied in the past, so preference should be given for qualified black candidates now.

They way it worked in practice, it often gave a less-qualified black applicant preference over a more-qualified white, but nobody DESCRIBED it that way. Because that would be nuts.

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 1, 2022, 7:55 pm

My recollection of what “affirmative action” was supposed to be was like this:
Look for candidates beyond the NYC men’s clubs. Look beyond the school tie. Do active recruiting where you haven’t before. Appreciate how fertile it is.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 1, 2022, 8:29 pm

Now children, let’s tune into a universe where President Zlabotnick just said –

“I can’t tell you who I’m going to appoint for Supreme Court Justice. But I can tell who whoever it is, he’ll be white and male.”

Go figure.

Comment from Mitch
Time: February 1, 2022, 9:52 pm

We are undergoing a civilizational mitosis. The DNA of our society is unzipping itself into two distinctly different versions though and the resultant cells will be entirely antagonistic toward each other. We’ll likely have the same result as the Cheronites: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Let_That_Be_Your_Last_Battlefield_(episode)

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 2, 2022, 1:37 am


I am old enough to long predate Affirmative Action. And I have lived west of the Mississippi all my life. NY Men’s clubs were not a factor in our hiring. I did find it interesting that Affirmative Action then did not apply to Hispanics [which were more common than blacks, or to Asians [especially Japanese, which I am not] who had themselves and their families locked up in concentration camps in WW-II.


Amen. It is why I came up with the term TWANLOC. We no longer share a Social Contract, and the different versions are in reality quietly at war. It may get loud soon.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Drew458
Time: February 2, 2022, 2:01 am

Notice that nobody in DC is floating Candace Owens’ name, other than Ted Cruz and that was a sarcastic tweet. She’s black too. And she’s young enough to serve for 40 years. Oh wait, she’s not a libtard. Never mind. Because political alignment trumps even race and gender.

And any American who studies the Constitution is as good an expert as some white shoe Harvard Law grad. Studying SCOTUS decisions is as much an exercise in what they did wrong as what they did right.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 2, 2022, 1:20 pm

What we need is a solid Democrat.

Like Chief Justice Roger B Taney. He was a solid Democrat, yes sir.

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