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My Trip to Quebec

Went to Quebec City this past summer. The Festival D’Ete de Quebec. It all started as a bright idea of my best friend from high school. A trip to re-live my misspent youth and watch some Geezers play rock n’ roll. The outdoor concert that happens every summer there. The plan was supposed to be awesome. 120,000 people watching crotchety Septuagenarians waddle across the Plains of Abraham. Singing songs in English to the multitudes of people present. The vast majority with only rudimentary understanding of the lyrics to the songs being performed. It wasn’t lost on me the irony of the spectacle. Here I would be at the place where the English defeated the French in North America..

It had been a long time since I spent a weekend in that place. Almost 30 years in fact. Man alive a lot has changed. Last time there Quebec City was pur laine. Today not so much.

Fast forward and I am back again. Same broken French. Trying my best to muddle my way thru that place. It was Thursday night, The Who was playing. Seeing as it was last minute, my Buddy and I got a less expensive place in Ste. Foy. Only problem with it was you had to take cab that cost 60 bucks or take the bus with the Deltas and Epsilons downtown. The plan would have worked but only for my friend who decided to get drunk and pass out. Me being a cheap cunt and with nobody to spilt the fare decided to make the leap into the Brave New World. So I say fuck it I am going see Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend and the Who.

Off I went. How hard could it be. Boy I was wrong.

Getting on the bus was the first shock. The closer I got to the city centre the darker the crowd got. Like Admin I couldn’t figure out the problem. So here I am doing my best to look at the floor and not make any eye contact with the locals. As a result I missed my stop.

Didn’t see it at first.
Didn’t help that all the announcements were in French.
So on I went getting more and more lost.

At any rate I soon realized my predicament and realized I had to get off bus and double back. So here I am entre de hood where aucune parle Anglais. It wasn’t Compton but it wasn’t Mayberry either…

I am like, “how bad can it be” just stand at bus stop and catch the next bus. Only problem was that when I reached in my pocket I had no change. Fuck!

Pas de problem there is a corner store across the street. Juste go there with my argent et prendre some gomme. I walk in the store. It wasn’t busy just me, the guy at the cash, and two black guys towing a fat Yvette thru the aisles. I figured got this under control.

Just get the gum keep the French down to mute grunts and the occasional “merci”.
Get my change and get the fuck out of there. It was no dice on my fucken plan.

Why’s that?

Well me being a dumbfuck I had to pick the most expensive gum in store, Trident if I recall, after walking by a display selling, Extra two fer one. So I get to the counter. Drop the twenty. Dumb fucken move because if I had of looked behind me I was now joined by the two apes from the Congo and their fat sex toy from Quebec. This is when I was busted!

The clerk at the counter kindly told me of the special deal on gum directly behind me. Of course I didn’t have a fucken clue what he was talking about. After fumbling a bit with french I just told him straight up that I speak English. Now I am really fucked. I got cash on me and everyone there knows that I am lost

So I get what I came for and walk out the door. Yvette and her two Apes right on my tail. I figured well this is it. I picture the headlines back home….

Local Man Get Assaulted in Quebec, Police Investigating

I make it to bus stop. GREAT! Then look around and see no other customers standing there. BAD! Looking over my shoulder and one of the guys is coming over to talk to me. SHIT! Now this fine fellow already knows that I don’t speak french. Yet he then proceeds to ask me for a cigarette in French. By now it IS obvious to everyone what is GOING TO HAPPEN. He tries again and now I am getting pissed. He was just sizing me up. I don’t no why he didn’t give it a go. Christ he was half my age!

I looked him straight in the eye and said.. In my best English…

I don’t smoke and I don’t speak french..

You Yanks might not appreciate this but saying that in the hood in Ville de Quebec is same as throwing down the gauntlet on Fight Night at Madison Square Garden.

Still for whatever reason the guy decided the “cigarette” wasn’t worth the hassle. I think it was the fear in my eyes disguised as crazy. Though I have had loads of experience at both. At any rate, he slunks off, defeated on his mission. Proceeds to pile into the car with his Yvette. Gives me a shit eye and then drives off..

All I have to say to all this is FUCK YOU TRUDEAU! My Generation wants to tell you to take your diversity gives us strength bullshit and shove it up yer ass…….

I ended up missing the concert…though I did see Metallica the next night.

It was awesome

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Predictions for 2018

The Stones at Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” –Nils Bohr

I was reading Admin’s breakdown of where he when wrong in his predictions for the year past and thought, hey maybe I can take one for the team and give it a try…
A while back on a trip to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland I happened upon a megalithic structure built 5000 years ago. There are varying theories about purpose. Many think that it was built to mark time, predict lunar eclipses, equinoxes and the solstice. It may be all those things and it may be none. All I know is that it is there.

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty of my predictions for 2018.

Debt

  • What is a couple hundred billion between friends. Governments are broke everywhere, can’t balance the books, and solution is to write even moar cheques. But seeing as folks need a number here it is. 22.6 Trillion, though it hardly matters what the digits are on the roads of infinity.
  • The CPI is bullshit! I bought a hamburger at A&W during the Festivus season and it cost me 6 bucks without the drink and fries.. That number will be whatever the Fed Chairman/woman pulls out of their ass.
  • As for interest rates they are right now in a fight to the death with the long end of curve. They will rise 25 basis points and das ist alles. They should rise moar but if they did it would crush bond prices and the FED portfolio. Besides the Fed has found a better ways to mooch. These days they screw Granny out of interest on GIC’s.
  • Oil prices will be up and down like a whores drawers on Bourbon Street. But they will go up. Even with Saudi Arabia waterboarding Billionaires it still broke. They will to fix their holes in budget, eliminating competition one way or the other and thereby raising the price. Predicktion some flux and $65 dollars at end of year.
  • As for store closings, bankruptcy filings in the retail sector are sure to increase. How many? Does it even matter anymore. The Malls too are going to have another shitty year though analysts should know by now that it is in best interests of everyone to roll over their debt despite negative cash flow. In this world of Dire Straits the song being played anyways is Money for nuthin’ and the chicks are free.
  • Spending is going to go through the roof and personal debt into the stratosphere. And why the fuck not! When yer drunk ya might as well dance. Besides, it is two o’clock in the morning, the beer goggles are on, and there are no ugly girls! Even a pig will do..
  • Jobs are hypothetical. If you want one then the Government will think you have it.
  • The DOW is going to go up again this year. Around 10% but only because Trump and Wall Street now realize that they have no choice but see eye to eye. To anyone with clue about balance sheets it does not add up but these days reality and common sense have blinded by eyes that no longer see.

Civic Decay

  • Relations between the U.S. and Russia are going to deteriorate. With recent moves to provide the Ukes with more weapons it seems likely that moves are a foot. Count on some sort of provocation while World Cup is underway in Moscow.
  • Obama will continue to poke sticks in the eyes of Trump and his supporters by dispensing with tradition and involving himself in the fuckery of the election season.. Sure it will inflame but he is a one trick pony with an ego the size of Mt. Rushmore. In other news water is wet.
  • Trump will do everything in his power to investigate the Clinton foundation and still manage to not sent anyone to jail.
  • Well-funded (by Soros) domestic agitators, including BLM and various femi-nazi groups are going to continue with the violence, conflicts with Trump supporters, and police confrontations. The divide, already a chasm, is going to just get deeper. Expect another fat lesbian with a bad heart to stumble at a parade and be turned into a martyr.
  • The Mainstream media are going to double down on stupid. The blathering idiots will carry on shitting on white people and anyone productive. They have no choice.
  • Count on Trump to continue using twatter as a flamethrower with CNN and MSNBC taking it in the ass and singled out for special measures. Lemon and Cooper will be sure to approve.
  • There will be no beautiful wall. Though bits and ribbons will be cut in lead up to mid term elections. DACA will be passed in some form and the Muslim invasion will begin anew. Yojimbo will have mental health crisis of some sort once he fully realizes that Trump has sold his soul to the company store…
  • Obama is going to refuse to fade into the sunset. Mike and Barry realizing that their legacy is fading will break with tradition and, using their combined experience, go balls deep into this coming election season.
  • Through there will be some rumblings, ole Cankles Clinton will end the year free. Still signing books and lining up more targets for Bill to play with.
  • Not so for Debbie Wasserman Shultz. She is headed to crowbar motel thanks to a deal cut by Sessions with the Arwan Brothers.
  • Jullian Assange will be pardoned in March or April. Just in time the the next election silly season. Then count on many critters pleading the fifth at the inevitable congressional hearings.
  • The Fusion GPS story line will linger then fade. Those behind will slink off to which they came and John McCain will avoid jail by doing everyone a favour and take a dirt nap.

Global Disorder

  • There will be no war in Korea. Once Kim and Trump get done measuring their cocks they will get back to their desks and cigars.
  • Syria is in the demarcation phase with hostilities subsiding somewhat. It might lead to some reprieve in migrant crisis but it will the short lived. Reason being that Israel needs a shitshow somewhere to distract their locals from the realities they face. Same ole, same ole. Watch Lebanon!
  • Iran is going to teeter but it won’t break. The vast majority having seen the benefits of democracy in places like Libya, Egypt, Syria and Ukraine will say thanks but no thanks to your colour revolutions. And yeah you Yanks, colour is spelled right!
  • The U.S. dependency on Saudi oil will continue. Not because of the oil in the ground but the paper castles in the sky. Tempers will flare and prices for oil will rise. In the end the only ones getting screwed will be at the pumps.
  • Turkey should be in the Russian sphere of influence based on past U.S. meddling. But like the two timing whore that it is will continue playing both sides and hoping for the middle. Here’s hoping that country gets fucked from both ends..
  • Israel will pre-emptively take action either covertly or overtly to damage the Iranian nuclear program. Cause that is what they do and in other news the sun came up today.
  • As for relations between India and Pakistan expect more soldiers getting shot in border skirmishes though it won’t amount to much in the grand scheme. A few dead here and few bleeding there. Doesn’t make for any great mischief in a place where 1.5 billion people live.
  • As for the financial turmoil in India.. meh! They worship cows while people starve in the streets. They may be late to the party but they ain’t pikers to the game.
  • In Japan, that country has been wrote off as far as the smart people are concerned for years. They are going to continue to avoid catastrophe only because they are a homogeneous society that for the most part pull in the same direction. As for the population declines underway there nothing to see either. Yeah its going down but there are still more people living now then at the height of Imperial Japan. And back then they almost took over all of East Asia. Go long Japan..
  • China will rumble on. Why because it is China and folks in the West need their shit.
  • Things are going to cool off a bit with the potential military conflict between China and Japan/U.S. over the islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to build ’em and the US will continue to fly over them.
  • The EU will remain in tact though the edges will continue to fray.
  • Count on efforts by Globalists to bring a better democracy to Poland and Hungary.

Sports

  • There will be continued declines in ratings for NFL as the overpaid continue pissing off the fans that feed them..
  • Kapernick will work on his afro, practice “would you like fries with that” and still somehow not have a job.
  • The Cleveland Browns will still suck.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays will finish at bottom of American East.
  • Mikhal Sergachev will be rookie of the year… dammit nkit, it is Denis Savard all over.
  • and the Habs will finish out of playoffs… again.

 

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The Coup is in the Delusion

Has cynicism overtaken outrage. Maybe…One need look no further than this argument being made in this NYT op-ed for proof. It is a masterstroke in persuasion and cognitive dissonance where the only coup executed is the shattering of one man’s Post Modern delusion. Sadly the author just hasn’t taken the time to realize what has occurred..

And likely never will…

Amazing really that someone of means and education can inhabit a place of such untenable position. Then again, him being a self described progressive voice, he must have plenty of experience being fucked over. Just look around and pity the man who just lived thru eight years of Obama and the abomination of Clinton.

Besides the coup has already taken place. It happened last year at the Democratic Convention when Hillary and her cronies defeated the progressive voices with her rigged win. And yet here we are a year later and all that is forgotten. Those voices now fallen have been let to twist on the vine of their own choosing. Willingly marching, as good Socialists do, to an execution without even the courtesy of a cigarette. The author, with this piece, takes great pains, yet thru it all he seems oblivious to that fact.

Shame that someone of misplaced intelligence has become so bogged down in this false Left-Right dichotomy. Not seeing the trap is not really surprising as this man has spent his entire working life in in a Post Modern box and echo chamber. He is by all appearances stuck in a soup brewed from his own mindfuck and it doesn’t look like he has any plans leaving anytime soon…

Mister T used to say I pity Da’ fool.

But try as I may I cannot.

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#Winning

Read an article today in National Review. I found the book I am reading right now by Scott Adams a great reference in explaining why otherwise smart people occupy such untenable positions.

Wow! Some serious persuasion at work.
Here I am peddling a book for a guy who doesn’t even need the money.

Which gets me to the article. The author Charles C.W. Cook does an excellent job exposing this conservative blogger as a fraud. In a master stroke of persuasion Ms. Rubin uses to full effect Cognitive Dissonance to feed her insatiable desire for Trump Derangement Syndrome.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454701/jennifer-rubin-trump-obsession-mindless-opponent

Oh what joy it is watching folks like Rubin twist on the vine.

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This Dawg is Hero

I am reading a Scott Adams book about persuasion.

Win Bigly… A must read if I do so say.

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It is somethin’ different from the usual piss and moan. Book talks a whole bunch about Cognitive Dissonance, Confirmation Bias and most importantly methods and means of persuasion. Folks, whether they will admit it or not, follow the same ruts in the road, day after day. Maybe that is reason for burnout these days. People are tired of looking for the nails.

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Take Karl Denninger for an example. The guy is a millionaire over several times. Yet he somehow fills his days with rants and raves. Amazing really! This is a guy who can afford a better path. However in his vain pursuit to be heard, he forces himself to drive the same roads as the people he rails against. He is a classic case in the art of self persuasion with this crusade for health care reform. It has been going on for years. These days everything he sees can be used as evidence to advance his cause…..

But it must be tough running as a hammer when everything sticking out of the ground is a screw.

Anyways sir, and I mean this in all sincerity, you should get to work on another one of your life on the farm short stories. This place could use some nice. Besides……

These days it seems
There is a shortage of Sugar.
See many needing help
To get thru the winter……

I am starting to wonder if some of shit I hold dear be is just that…

SHIT…

Nobody is right 100% of the time.

And that all that needs be done to make things right.
Is convince everyone else to quit putting up a fight.

A worthwhile discourse can only happen the person opposed can be swayed on facts. Both hopefully in some way cured of their delusion. Where you fall down is only seeing things your way. Yours is a world of black and white. Nothing is between. It is the place where democracy and civil society goes to die. Time and time again it is made abundantly clear that folks would rather die on a hill that doesn’t matter then admit they could be wrong..

Folks we need to own our shit..

Just once… and the world would be a whole lot better..

 

I might need to find some sugar. This world is going to be fine.

I found the uncensored version.
As with Trump this one is much better.
sadly there ain’t no places left for dogs named hero..
Trump will not be impeached as the bar is too high.
Cause everyone knows
If push comes to shove he will say
Fuck you it all goes away….