As such,this will be a somewhat abbreviated version of Thoughts On A Sunday. Regular blogging will resume once I have the office reassembled.
****************Despite the tragedy that was Dallas, I have to say I am getting heartily sick of hearing the same talking heads pontificating about “the meaning of it all.” Between fast, furious (and wrong) accounts of who, what, and where, the media played it up for all they could.
The shooter, a former army reserve soldier, had a mission to kill as many white cops as he could. It was racially motivated, period.
That race relations are at their lowest point in decades, all through the work of the present administration over the past seven-and-a-half years, was certainly one heck of a contributing factor.
Of course The Won deplores the racially motivated killings of the Dallas police officers, conveniently ignoring the fact that he helped create the very conditions that have cause race relations to tank in the first place.
****************The Black Lives Matter meme has certainly caught a lot of the public attention. Too bad it's premise, that blacks are disproportionately killed by police compared to whites, is false.
The truth is that whites are about half of those killed by police, with blacks coming in at about a quarter, Hispanics at a bit over an eighth, and the balance “other”, not including Asians, who are rarely shot by police.
That Black Lives Matter does not address the elephant in the room, that being the black homicide rate is almost eight times higher than the white homicide rate, tends to deligitimize their meme. Perhaps they should be focusing their efforts on black-on-black killings which would have a far greater impact on their families and neighborhoods.
****************This is something I've known for a long time.
Eat organic, kill the planet.
Organic foods aren't the answer, something Farmer Andy has been telling anyone who will listen for some time. The one big problem with organic farming? Crop yield is a lot lower so you need to cultivate a lot more land to get an equal amount of food.
Frankly, the whole 'organic' food thing is just another means of virtue signaling, significant of nothing.
As I have mentioned in other posts, slap the word 'organic' on something and the rubes will be willing to spend more for it. Farmer Andy proved that a number of years ago when he advertised “Organically Grown, Solar Dried Firewood” for $25 more per cord than 'regular' firewood. Both the 'organic' and regular firewood came from the same pile as I am not aware of any firewood that is not organically grown and most firewood is solar dried. Certainly his was.
He sold a lot of the 'organic' firewood.
****************Here are the 8 dumbest celebrity quotes gun control quotes you'll ever read. Of course most of them can afford to pay for private security so they don't need ot have guns...but their security guards do.
(H/T Pirate's Cove)