Sunday, May 22, 2016

Back in Florida

The 'rents are safely back to Michigan for the summer. It was certainly easier to pay someone to get the house opened up and everything turned on before we arrived. There were also some major repairs to the plumbing that were done while they were in Florida, which should help a great deal in opening and closing the place for the winter. The one thing we noticed when we got there was the large number of burned-out light bulbs. Not sure if there was some sort of power surge or what. Fortunately, anything expensive that could have been fried was unplugged, so it was just bulbs that got whacked.

Other than that, it was the best kind of road trip; uneventful to the point of being boring. We left here Sunday night instead of Monday morning, so we rolled through K-Town a day earlier than planned. That gave all the grand's and great's a chance to run out and say a quick "Hi!" before I had to fly back to Florida.

And that pretty much killed my entire week. Why that stopped me from posting here for nearly a month is unclear....

The farce generally referred to as the 2016 Presidential Race continues. Hillary is still measuring the Oval Office for drapes as if her coronation is inevitable. I guess she read The Secret. The small matter of a federal indictment doesn't seem to occur to her. Neither does convincing everyday people to vote for her. Of course, with "paperless" ballots, I'm not certain how much that whole voting thing actually matters. Meanwhile, the Bern keeps racking up wins, bringing in new donations from actual people, and generally acting as one would expect someone running for elected office to act. There is even some back-channel chatter that those super-delegates that the Hill thinks she's already bought and paid for, are starting to take a hard look at Sanders.

Meanwhile, establishment Republicans continue their efforts to not just torpedo Trump's candidacy and guarantee a Democratic president, but to destroy the entire Republican party as well. I'm of the opinion that they've already succeeded in demolishing the party. If there is no Republican candidate for the 2020 election, I would only be mildly surprised. I'd be very surprised if there was one in 2024.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Obama, that all the world should reinforce the delusions of gender dysphorics. And all went to pee, every one into whichever the hell restroom they felt like going into regardless of the shape of their naughty bits.

This would all be just another bit of stupidity by a president that has set an all-time record for stupid things both said and done, except this particular bit of stupidity has teeth. A female security guard named Francine Jones is currently being charged with simple assault (translation: she touched the person; no real violence involved) for physically removing a dude in a dress from the women's bathroom, with the police considering adding on hate crime charges.

I'm sorry, but this is demented. I'm not concerned in the least with true gender dysphorics; my concern is just how long do you think it will take for pedophiles to figure out they can put on a dress and some eye shadow, hang out in a women's bathroom and wait for an eight-year-old girl to wander in unaccompanied? Male pedophiles (meaning, nearly all pedophiles) that kink towards little boys figured out that trick about five minutes after the first public toilet opened. Now we are forced under threat of legal action (not to mention the internet-fueled shit storm of death threats and social stigmatization aimed at the entire family) to simply look the other way; to tell our daughters to not be afraid of the creepy man hanging out in the ladies room. There is no way this can end well. And I can confidently say that because we've been here before:

Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice; the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilization, when it was but a part of their servitude.


Gotta go; dinner is ready.