The blog where I rant about things that should be obvious to everyone

As a man with a 4 year degree in computer science, and a mediocre job doing web development I'm not really qualified to comment on politics, religion, or anything else, but I'll be damned if that stops me.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The value of a college education

LA Times put out a group of graphs regarding who supports who in the presidential election, that reveals something they probably weren't intending.  If you look at who's in the tank for Hillary by education levels and income levels, two groups stand out.  Those with college and grad degrees, and those making less than 35k per year.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Debate Notes

I didn't watch the debate, but in going over the coverage of it, I couldn't help but notice these two things.  In her opening statement Hillary said this:
"Donald Trump is different. I said starting back in June that he was not fit to be president and commander-in-chief. And many Republicans and independents have said the same thing. What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women, what he thinks about women, what he does to women. And he has said that the video doesn’t represent who he is.
But I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is. Because we’ve seen this throughout the campaign. We have seen him insult women. We’ve seen him rate women on their appearance, ranking them from one to ten. We’ve seen him embarrass women on TV and on Twitter. We saw him after the first debate spend nearly a week denigrating a former Miss Universe in the harshest, most personal terms.
So, yes, this is who Donald Trump is. But it’s not only women, and it’s not only this video that raises questions about his fitness to be our president, because he has also targeted immigrants, African- Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, POWs, Muslims, and so many others."
In her very next statement she said this.
"When I hear something like that, I am reminded of what my friend, Michelle Obama, advised us all: When they go low, you go high."
The lizard queens tongue is forked indeed.  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Championing Women

A lot of different sources are reporting the same things about Trump's lewd statements caught on mic.  Some of the more interesting bits are that this seems to be a smear job coming from the GOP, specifically the Bush family rather than from the left.  And that the GOP members who are currently resting on their fainting couches have all dealt with people who they knew in their private lives were much worse, including pedophiles.  So it's all so much virtue signaling.  

One point that I've only seen discussed at Dalrock's is that this has been framed as an attack on women, while completely ignoring the ramifications of marriage.  Which goes to show that the GOP doesn't care about conserving the family, but would rather conserve feminism.  

My own point is that I take issue with Paul Ryans statement, beyond it being a betrayal of his word and position.  

"Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified."  No.  They are not.  Women are not a cause.  They are not some abstract ideal.  They are just people.  In particular they are people who in America are overweight, abrasive, prone to putting the short term goal of being a cubical drone over the long term goal of perpetuating the human race, and murderers to the tune of 600,000 children per year.  I see nothing about this demographic to champion or revere.  As if doing so with any demographic based on traits determined at conception would be anything short of retarded.