1. My football picks this year have been so abysmal that I’m not certain I should continue. We’ll see. Apparently, a lot of people are having a tough time. Which I mention only in passing because why not.
2. How are Romney’s chances in Ohio? Doug Ross takes a closer look. I took a look at Doug Ross’s closer look and I hope to Christ Doug Ross is looking well and true.
3. You’ve heard me say on innumerable occasions that the modern day academy is perhaps the zenith of anti-intellectualism disguised as philosophical, cultural, and civil progress. Well, I was right. Or at least, insofar as we don’t see a retreat from the Enlightenment as Forward! and a turn toward bureaucratically-managed despotism by way of some installed permanent ruling elite the truth path to greater human <strike>freedom</strike> management and care taking.
4. Sen Jeff Sessions claims the “Obama administration is waiving a law that requires it to deny visas and entry to non-citizens who are ‘likely at any time to become’ a government dependent – and is ignoring requests for information regarding this move.” And according to the Roberts’ Court, no state can stop them from breaking our immigration laws, because they have plenary authority over those laws, despite Congress’s role in having passed them, and the states’ roles in working to uphold extant federal law.
But hey: from a legacy standpoint, that Roberts’ Court sure was bipartisan, wasn’t it?
5. I filled out my early voter ballot and even went so far this time as to read through the major rulings of every judge, from the county level upward to the CO Supreme Court, in order to vote whether or not to retain them. It’s almost a moot gesture, sadly: most people simply vote to retain en mass or dismiss en mass, depending on their view of the current state of the legal system, but it is essential, I feel, in states where we have the ability to vote out our judges should they prove themselves willing to flout the Constitution — even if it is infrequently — to do just that, at least until it becomes clear to judicial appointees that they have a function and are part of separation of powers, not kings or queens or political activists.
6. Obama still leads in my state, somehow — though that is almost entirely because of Denver and Boulder — but I think if the enthusiasm gap comes into play, Romney could win here; he’s currently down by 2-3, within the margin of error.
The local news here seemed to take the binder remarks seriously, and ran a number of stories on “protests” by Democrat women’s groups keynoted by Dem Congresswomen. Who evidently are fine voting for a guy who used Bill Clinton as his keynote campaign speaker, and whose policies have driven unemployment up significantly among women and minorities and the young .
– and that’s because they’re bullshit posers who care little about women; instead, they’re progressives first and foremost who care only about power, and they treat women as if they’re stupid and obsessed with birth control, abortion, and the Lily Ledbetter act (34 cases brought! For freedom!). They are merely the stepsister of the race-pimps and the other grievance mongers, many who have taken up shop in the “environmental” movement.
That their rhetoric continues to play here to some respect tells me that Denver and Boulder are irredeemably indoctrinated — and that they vote on perception and as status markers, not because they have any understanding of what’s going on with the country.
Hell, I have old grad school friends who spend all their time on facebook talking about how stupid Republicans are, how badly taxes need be raised — then, in between, post about washing their own coffee beans or taking African safaris or the latest fad in micro gastronomy they’ve gotten in to. Honestly, I know one guy who says he’s a socialist — and yet is the most conspicuous consumer I’ve ever met, to the point where it’s become a running joke among us who know him.
He and his wife have no kids and don’t plan to, and they live their lives trying to project an image of what they are that they hope will signal to others like them. After which it’s all wine tasting, micro brewing, and specialty salmon. Just like I’m sure those in North Korea or Cuba or Venezuela are enjoying!
Fucking posers. It makes me sick that their votes cancel out ours.
7. I’ve just made myself depressed. I’m gonna go to the range and kill paper.