Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Did Obama Help Blacks?

Friends of mine asked me if I was going to watch the debate tonight.  I said, no, I was going to dedicate my time towards something more important instead.  Specifically, I was going to provide the answer to the question millions of Americans have been waiting for these past 8 years:

Did Obama help blacks?

So if you care to advance your mind and help make meaningful progress to help improve the economic lot of blacks (as opposed to having your brain cells destroyed by watching Cheech and Chong duke it out), turn off the TV, pour yourself a drink, and let us look at some empirical data.

To be blunt, Barack Obama, "magic negro" as he might be, no longer has the time left in his presidency to do anything meaningful or helpful for the nation.  As Americans are glued to the shitshow that is going on between arguably the most corrupt person in America and a man who has diarrhea of the mouth, it is a short 3 months before one of those two is sworn into office, replacing America's first (sort of) black president.  Ergo, I think I can safely assume it's OK to start measuring the improvement blacks have enjoyed under the Obama presidency, without too much of a margin of error between now and January 20th.

So how did America's first Kaepernick-esque president do in improving the lives of blacks?


Matter of fact, you wouldn't have thought a "sorta black" guy was even president.

The first and most important measure of economic well-being - median income - not only showed a worsening gap between blacks and whites, BUT OVER ALL NOMINAL DECLINES IN INCOMES FOR BLACKS!  In other words, blacks not only lost ground against whites in income, but their incomes fell by 2%!!!

The second, and arguably second-most important measure of economic well-being - net household wealth - also showed deterioration against a white-measuring stick.  At the beginning of the recession (before Obama took over) white wealth was 10 times that of your average black person, while 2013 (the latest data available) showed it worsening to 13x's that of blacks.

Third, life expectancy.

Here some genuine progress has been made.  In 8 years (though the latest data is only up till 2014) Obama has managed to close the life expectancy gap by almost 1%.  Sadly, this is likely more due to whites drinking more and having more complications of gluttonous behavior, but I guess you gotta take a win when you can get one.

Fourth, crime.  Sadly, like life expectancy, no real improvement either (arguments against incarcerations rates vs. arrest rates duly noted, the data is the best data I could find available AND of a consistent measuring nature).

Fifth, unemployment.  Not only a very important measure of economic well-being, but again, absolutely no progress in closing the gap between whites.

Now we could go on, and I'm sure as more recent data emerges there will be no surprises, but the FACT is that the plight of blacks HAS NOT improved under Barack Obama.  No measurable or significant improvement has been made and the past 8 years HAS BEEN COMPLETELY WASTED in terms of helping blacks (and hispanics too if you care to look at the data) close the wealth, income, employment, crime, and life expectancy gaps.

And this utter failure (not to mention the doubling of our national debt) grants the likes of me, and everybody else who has been saying socialism is not what is going to "save the blacks," the right to start asking some serious questions of everybody who supported this failure of a president.

1.  If you'll permit me to plagiarize Donald Trump, "What DO you have to lose?"  Be it the more-than-adequate track record of large liberal cities headed up by leftist, liberal mayors (black or not), the academic performance of your children, your job prospects, or the plethora of economic data presented above, when does the black community wake the fuck up and realize the democrats and the socialism they're offering are NOT the solution?  This isn't to say Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, or even Jessie Jackson don't care to improve the plight of blacks, but that they are WRONG when it comes to the medicine they're prescribing.  And before you start blaming it on other people with "but it's the evil republicans" or "white institutional" or "but but but," I think it's about time the black community start realizing it's not whitey paying the price, but themselves for this constant lying to themselves.

2.  Do you know what 11% is?

That's the percent of your life you just wasted, spending 8 years on false hope Obama promised you.  This not only goes for the black community (who have shorter life expectancies btw), but the white, hispanic, and all other people who think that socialism, free health care, and, frankly, using the government to bail out people from their mistakes (be it an illegitimate child or bankster scum) is going to help improve the lives of minorities.  This unfounded and religiously-stupid belief that government is the solution to people's self-inflicted problems just got debunked (again).  But like all experiments with socialism, it didn't come free.  It cost another three generations of blacks their youth, their time, and their mortality.  But hey, at least some rich, upper middle class academians with their sociology degrees got to feel good and some politicians got re-elected to cushy government positions.  And that's worth all the murdered blacks in Chiraq this year.

3.  Do any of you white leftists feel any guilt for misleading the black community down the wrong path for another 8 years?  Is it because you lack the spine to tell them the harsh truths about escaping poverty and achieving economics success?  Or is it because it's just so much easier to tell them pretty lies so they like you, vote for you, and don't call you racist?  Or do you make too much money on them heading up some bullshit academic department like "African American Studies" or "Diversity Director" or any one of the thousands of non-profit jobs that fail to ACTUALLY IMPROVE the lives of black people?  I know you make money off of selling them into poverty, but hey, better they live in poverty than you work a real job, right?

4.  Will you leftists now stop accusing people who disagree with Obama's/socialist policies of racism when it's empirically clear these policies do NOT improve the lives of minorities?

and finally

5.  Will the black community have the self respect to set aside its emotion, pride, ego, and tribalism, and instead in an effort to improve itself make an honest and long-term commitment towards empiricism, logic, the scientific method, facts, reason, discipline, reality, and hard work?  I understand the sheer scope and consistency of lies told these past 50 years is compelling, completely self-validating, even angering.  But with nothing to show for it, with no measurable improvement, how many MORE generations of blacks must live in a dead-last place position relative to whites for these failing social experiments to go on?

ANY self-respecting black person who wishes to improve their (and their childrens') lot in life owes themselves at minimum an alternative strategy, or at least the right to explore other explanations as to their poverty.  And I suggest you don't look at the tired and failed policies of socialism for the answer, but an alternative explanation in freedom, liberty, self-ownership, and responsibility.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Episode #166 of The Clarey Podcast!

Holding women up to men's standards.
Cappy Appleseed spreading the Word of Economics!
Australia gets smart - cuts funding to worthless college classes.
Corporations using non-straight people for ulterior purposes.
Goldfinger was not in Kentucky.
Cappy goes to a business networking event...heaven help them.


In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

Direct MP3 download here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Millennials - The Dipshit Generation

It's a real hard toss up who to hate more.  The baby boomers or the millennials.

What Real Equality Would Look Like for Women

From a female oil rig worker who works a real job and has a message for the "too pretty to toil" liberal arts-majoring non-profit-teacher "air conditioned only" office type workers.

Australia Cuts Loans to Worthless College Classes

Oh nosies!  What ever will the spoiled suburbanite brats of Oz do without getting dem gubmint checks for their liberal arts degrees???


And In Amy Schumer News

Ahhhh....warm fuzzies.

Book Review of Mitch Berg's "Trulbert"

"Trulbert," which is intended to be pronounced phonetically "true liberty," is a book by Mitch Berg of Shot in the Dark Fame.  It chronicles the would-be happenings of a post-economic collapse in winter-bound Minneapolis, following various characters, tribes, families, media personalities, and agency-less government bureaucrats.  While the topic may be somewhat somber and macabre, the book can be summed up in one word:


What threw me off at first was the seemingly unreconcilable comical nature of the book, its characters, and its tone with what would in reality be a harsh, rapid, and deathly decline in the Twin Cities population.  Specifically, the La-La-Land that Mr. Berg paints after the currency collapses is one where cell phone towers and satellites still work, electricity still runs, an effective replacement monetary system is up in a week, and the north side of Minneapolis doesn't revolt immediately when the EBT checks don't clear.  However, while my part-economist, part-prepper mind was expecting a much more realistic tale full of rampant disease, an 80% death rate, and cannibalism, Mr. Berg purposely avoids this to tell an economic tale.

Well...he at least slows down the economic collapse a bit.

Well...OK, a LOT.

For in the real world Minneapolis' economic collapse would happen so quickly the vital economic lessons in this book would not have the time to be elucidated.  And so Mr. Berg purposely slows this collapse down to show not only what could be achieved in absence of government, but also what would happen in the vacuum of its absence.  And here his observations are not only insightful and true, but hilarious because only things that are this tragically accurate, damning, and destructive to humanity are truly funny.

For example, precisely what value do government bureaucrats such as teachers, counselors, non-profit workers, protestors, and social workers provide society?  It's a hard question to answer in today's world because we see them and presume their title explains their value.  "Teacher," "social worker," "librarian."  But through the lens of a post-collapse world we see that these people are absolutely worthless to society, if not easily replaceable with books, a thumb drive, or nothing at all.  It becomes PAINFULLY clear society merely pays additional taxes to keep these worthless people pointlessly employed.

Another brilliant skewering Mr. Berg does of a real world worthless caste of people are the academians and media personalities.  As the city collapses around them (and the mob slowly takes over), these charlatans maintain their air of fabricated and self-assigned authority as to why the economy and society is collapsing around them (and the two paragraphs where a mobster explains to a former journalist why she was nothing but a whore for political powers pre-collapse, as she vainly points to her worthless awards and degrees, is by far the best piece of excoriation that aptly describes today's media and alone makes the book worth buying).  Like most government workers, it becomes painfully clear just how worthless these people are both in the book and the real world.

Particularly funny is the fun he pokes at libertarian ideologues and pacifist zealots whose belief in the "non-aggression principle" gets them robbed, if not killed, especially as they're lecturing wild mobs about the irrationality of their actions.  They start off sanctimonious and proud as U of MN professors, only to end up...well...few in number by the end of the book.

And the sportsball and sheeple!  Don't even get me started!  It's as if Mr. Berg was reading my mind about how the majority of Americans truly are dumb enough to be taken in by bread and circuses.  His brilliant weaving of the NFL as a national and dominant force in the country would be laughable if the American public's IQ wasn't so low that a mafioso NFL is a real world, post-collapse possibility.

But what I think is Mr. Berg's pinnacle achievement in this book is the inevitable creation of a mob.  Not so much that a mob or gangster form of government would form, that's a given.  But how it would form is his true brilliance.

It would form with the legions of disaffected, unemployed, and talentless former government employees.

Without giving too much of the book away, figure heads start to form mobs who demand protection payments from the actual producers in the government-free society.  It's only natural government employees, bureaucrats, academians, and non-profit workers would be starving as they offer nothing of value.  Ergo, with their careers destroyed and the private sector moving on without them, they would feel entitled (and would be quite hungry) towards taking what wasn't theirs.  The rationales given by the mob bosses are the same as today's modern governments, and Mr. Berg draws identical parallels with slogans and department names that are indecipherable from today's democrat and socialist agencies and non-profits.  Add to this natural evolution of government employee-turned-mobster thug, that the seed by which gangs form is based about religions and churches (read- tribalism), and I wonder if Mr. Berg realizes how accurate he might be in predicting a collapse in Minneapolis.

There is certainly more to like in this book.  The constant digging at stereotypes such as roller derby girls, hyphenated named women, and coffee snobs will make you think I wrote the book.  The actions scenes, some spectacularly creative and graphic, will leave you wincing.  Slamming on the Green Bay Packers is always fun.  And the debauchery of the socialist power heads reminds you of Hugo Chavez's daughter. 

About the only things missing are four:

1.  I would have liked to see more on prostitution, not only because it would be a very real reality in a post apocalyptic world, but it would have provided the perfect vehicle by which to show how feminism is hopelessly dependent upon good men to protect them, so they can have such a delusional religion.

2.  Slavery would at least be starting to form in some capacity or another given the progress of the mob.

3.  It's not available in paperback or audio book.

4.  There was no mention of "The Clarey Sniper Brigade" that would come in from White Bear Lake and charitably free the Minneapolitans from the clutches of tyranny for a weekly tribute of the city's population of big breasted, poor self-control, redheaded daughters.

But these minor shortcomings I am willing to overlook.

Regardless, if you can get past the somewhat unrealistically slow nature of the economic collapse, Trulbert is definitely a great read.  You will learn more about economics than three full semesters at the U of MN, your mind will be opened towards what to expect in a collapsing society, and you will get many-a-hearty guffaws at the expense of nearly every variant of leftist as they are shown to be the worthless, tyrannical scum they are in the world today.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Why Annual Reports are Bullshit

For those of you interested in stock valuation and analysis (warning, very rantilicious):

Hard Work Beats Talent

A very important point...especially to all you high IQ millennials lying around telling us how you're going to solve the world's problems with your 18 year old pontificating "ideas."

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Case for Mike Rowe for President

It is no secret that I hold Mike Rowe in very high regard.  The man is an entrepreneur, an Eagle Scout, worked and still works a real job, and for what amount he's delved into politics, it has been (truthfully) addressing one of the largest problems facing the US - the education bubble.  So when you compare him to the two "best" schlepps the democrats and republicans managed to scrape from the baby boomer barrel this time around for a presidential election, there's just no competition.  Mike Rowe would make an infinitely better president than Clinton or Trump.

But before we get our hopes up of a charming, honest Mike Rowe announcing his presidential bid, there's just one minor problem.  And the problem is not Mike Rowe himself, but Americans.  Americans, frankly, don't deserve Mike Rowe.

As it stands right now, Trump and Clinton are so hated, even within their own parties, I contend any normal, honest person could walk right in and win the election.  With financial support form the Peter Thiels of the world, not to mention a GoFundMe account I'm sure would raise millions overnight, Mike Rowe could just walk in in the 11th hour with a clever marketing strategy and steal the election with a write in campaign.  But, ironically, that's the easy part.  It would be getting Mike Rowe to decide to run that's the hard part.

Think about what Mike Rowe or any normal person would have to give up.  Since he is normal that means he likely has a healthy family, normal life, and a job he enjoys.  He has his hobbies, interests, and friends.  His entire value and happiness is contingent on that life and all of that would go away over night if he decided to run for president.

Instead of working on another documentary like "How Booze Built America" he'd have to deal with the asswipes in congress trying to force some unwanted toxic piece of omnibus legislation into a term limits bill.

Instead of spending time with his dad, he'd have to deal with accusations of racism, sexism, bigotry, ageism, and whatever other "isms" Americans can create as he cuts social spending and tries to balance the budget.

The media would find, if not outright create, skeletons in his closet, ruining his life at home.

Not to mention his prominence would bring out 20 year old (likely false) accusations of rape or sexual assault a la Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, etc., running the risk of legal troubles.

And all for a paycheck that is likely not too much more than what he can muster working in film. 

The truth is only people who have nothing else in their lives can endure this baptism by fire because "getting elected into office" is the only thing in life they have.  Clinton (both Bill and Hillary) epitomize this with a broken family, a miserable home life, murder and rape accusations, and a machiavellian relationship that is designed for political advancement and not love.  I don't care how many millions they make in speeches, they'll never come close to what Mike Rowe and normal people have.  And that's just not worth risking on a presidential bid.

Ultimately it is the American public and a "fanning-the-flames" media who are to blame for the outright pathetic presidential candidates we have today.  In becoming an entitled and spoiled population, the American public get vehement if any politician dares to hold them up to adult standards of self-supportation and independence.  In separating the country by race and gender, any attempt to treat people as genuine equals and hold them up to equal standards begets accusations of racism, sexism, and any other form of "ism" professional victim whores can come up with.  And the media, with its abandonment of genuine journalism and its duty as the 4th branch of government, would prefer to get clicks and make money by shelling out yellow, if not outright, brown journalism, even if it ruins would-be honest politicians' personal lives (not to mention, the future of the country).

Joseph Maistre said it best when he said, "You get the government you deserve."

And Americans don't deserve Mike Rowe.

Let Women Have Corporate America

they deserve it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SJW's Continue Their Destruction of Ballroom Dance

I would take this apart piece by piece but the fact this video had to be made AND the video says "Sometimes you have to hold hands while dancing because, well, that's part of dance" just made me realize merely viewing it in all of its aspy, SJW, awe will be enough to scare any normal people away from ballroom dance.

Again, for those men and women looking to learn ballroom dance, by all means LEARN.  But most dance scenes have become mere nerdy, fractions of their formerly great selves.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Economics of Overpopulation

Armchair quarterbacks and overpopulation theoreticians/conspiracy theorists can file your complaints in the comments section below:

Matt Baldoni Has a Q&A Session About the Bee Gees on Facebook, Oct. 12th

Well now's your chance ladies.  You can converse over Facebook with The Great Matt Baldoni on October 12th!


The Knoxville Swing Dancing Association: How SJW's Took Over Ballroom Dance

Ballroom dancing has not only served as a key passion and source of income in my life, but is a skill I recommend every young man learn.  Not only is it good exercise, fun, and an excellent way to practice discipline, but it is an invaluable skill in order to attract women.  So when I pulled into Knoxville, Tennessee on my latest motorcycling adventure, I decided to check in to see if there was any local dancing, and sure enough there was.

The Knoxville Swing Dance Association.

Usually every major metro area in the US has some sort of group or association that lists all the various ballroom dancing activities going on in the area.  Dances, lessons, competitions, etc., and I thankfully had found Knoxville's swing dancing chapter.  But before I could get excited enough to pull out and iron my crumpled dress shirt from my saddle bags, something caught my eye:

Their "Code of Conduct."

I had never seen a "code of conduct" before listed on any swing, salsa, or tango site.  Usually it was just a calendar, some photos, and some links to some social media.  But when I read through their "code of conduct" I put away my crumpled shirt and looked for other plans because it was plainly obvious the Knoxville swing dance scene had been infected with people who were not first and foremost swing dancers, but social justice warriors.

This is a development that I should have seen coming, as I was already familiar with the boom and bust cycle of ballroom dance scenes.  This cycle consists of:

1.  A new and unique scene truly independent minded individuals explore and pioneer, which

2.  Attracts popular kids, SPECIFICALLY attractive women, to the scene as their primary goal in life is to be popular/scene/be validated.

3.  Which in turn attracts men whose numbers (and money) now make the scene "hot."

4.  Rumor spreads to commoners, regulars, and the not so pretty people, and soon you have a fad on your hands.

5.  Rumor further spreads and because of the nature of ballroom dance, nerds, rejects, creepers, feelers, stalkers, green-card seekers, Single Christian Men, basement dwellers, and other less-than-Cary-Grantish-men flood the scene because it's a (presumably) easy way to meet women.

6.  These not-so-hot, awkward, creepy, and otherwise, less-desirable men drive away the hot women.

7.  Without the hot women, the fuel which fed the fad dies.

8.  The hot/cool/rich/normal men leave

9.  Leaving MOST ballroom dance scenes at their pre-fad levels as refuges for nerds, dweebs, 50 something divorcees, and other forms of social outcasts.

It is at this point nobody pays attention to the formerly hot ballroom scene because why would you?  There's nothing in it for anybody and it's not until the scene goes ghost and is discovered decades later by those pioneering individualists again does the cycle repeat itself.  The cycle is complete.  There is no new stage to be added.

Except now.

And the reason I say "except now" is because unlike history past we have the millennial generation.  And the millennial generation is the first generation to be fully brainwashed into thinking they can't just

"Be a lawyer"
"Be a doctor"
"Run a company"
"Be a housewife."

No, they have been fully convinced they they need to

"Be a lawyer" +advocate a social crusade
"Be a doctor" +have a political cause
"Run a Company" +champion Corporate Social Responsibility
"Be a housewife" +volunteer for a cause

They simply can't have a profession and that in it of itself is enough to be of service to society.  No, they need the ego fix to right some non-existent, fabricated, perceived wrong.  They need to go beyond what their career, job, or education is.  They need to be heroes, even if they have to make up a problem out of whole cloth, ruining everything good in the process.

And the Knoxville Swing Dance Association has become precisely that.

Why, precisely, is there a disclaimer about "race, gender identities, political opinions, and life choices?"  What does ANY of that have to do with swing dancing?  Not once in my now 20 years of dancing have I ever struck up a conversation on the dance floor about gender, politics, and a person's opinion about abortion.

Additionally, while I'm fully and ACUTELY aware of "creepers," "stalkers," and "feelers" that plague every dance community, these were largely handled naturally and in house.  We didn't need to resort to nominating Gestapo Agents "Community Ambassadors" to wear a swastika rainbow band to go running to the SS the police.

Finally, who died and made these self-ordained shitlords King of the Knoxville swing dance community?  I'm aware that events hosted and paid for by the Knoxville Swing Dance Association are under their domain.  They can organize an entire SS division and to manage their club however they see fit.  But if the first hit you get when searching "Knoxville swing dance" is their site, I wonder if their politics doesn't deter people who just want to....ummmm...swing dance and not suffer a political sermon.

If you operate from the erroneous premise that this club is about swing dancing, then their insistence on bringing politics into dancing is confusing.  But if you realize swing dancing is merely a ruse, and they use it to put their egos first, running their little imaginary fiefdoms, then it makes complete sense.  Sadly, it is dancing that suffers.

The problem ballroom dancing's SJW infestation presents to normal people who just want to dance (or learn) is two-fold.

One, the politics will drive any normal people away.  Not because they're creepers or stalkers, or are necessarily afraid of creepers or stalkers, but who wants to be hawked over by dancing Nazi's or be subjected to a political sermon?  I know leftist millennials in charge of this are brainwashed to make politics a mandatory component of everything they do, but normal people (of all generations) don't want politics in EVERYTHING they do.  Alas one of the greatest passions a person can have is corrupted.

Two, when the anti-male spin on this Stasi "code of conduct" policy is combined with:

the increasing trend of false rape accusations among the millennial girls


the loosening standards as to what constitutes sexual harassment


the outright threat to involve law enforcement (though I've NEVER seen ANY dance scene come to that!)

it not only puts men in a very grey area, it's enough to send most running for the hills!  And the reason is very simple -

No matter WHAT people say, no matter what dancers claim, men learn ballroom dancing to meet, date, get with, court, kiss, hug, fuck, marry (or any combination thereof) women.

Men can act all platonic, holier-than-thou, and eunuch-y they want.  In then end ballroom dancing has been, currently is, and always will be primarily a means to meet the opposite sex.  But if you're going to lay land mines around for men, making an already challenging challenge more challenging, don't be surprised if men with options don't show up and there's a dearth of leads.

Alas, I believe the introduction of social justice warriors to ballroom dancing will not only break the ballroom dance scene life cycle, but permanently leave it at where it stands today (I'll leave it to my readers to see what I spy with my little eye).  The swing dance scene will never recoup its former 1990's greatness.  The salsa scene will never see again it's '00's sizzle.  Like a supernova being the last stage of a star's life cycle, the social justice warriors swarming around the jettisoned carcass of a once-vibrant ballroom dance scene is its last and PERMANENT stage in life.

Ergo, I suggest no man look for love, romance, sex, or courtship in today's dance scene (unless it's COMPLETELY void of any politics and social justice warrioring).  Instead, I strongly recommend you use it to learn how to dance in anticipation of meeting a non-leftst, non-SJW marriage-material woman outside the dance scene who will actually deserve your dancing skills and talents....but if your skills happen to get you laid at a wedding where you're the only ballroom be it.
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