Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why we despise Urban Intellectuals

The class warfare schism is no more evident anywhere than in Australia.

It runs the gamut from Illegal Immigration Boat People to Carbon Taxes to things as silly as as a moving van impeding a Bikeway fashioned from what previously was curb and sidewalk.

Tim Blair is one of the most interesting and humorous aussie scribes finding fun poking holes in these city leeches' hubris. Elizabeth Farrely is one of his favorite targets..  A holder of a PhD in Architecture which certifies her to critique all things mundane that despoil the cityscape, as it were..
Immediately on writing a thinly disguised treatise, for the Sydney Morning Herald, on banning motorized vehicles altogether, now the academic gentry  are biking through urbania... 

Bike haters parked in the Jurassic

...she spares no acerbic semantics in flogging a working stiff just trying to do his job.  Because to make his delivery he has to park somewhere, that being the bike lane.. and .. 
Horrors! She has to get off and walk her bike around his truck.
But it gives her fodder for her blog.

Not one but three

- you really must read it all. It's entertaining and informative.

After marveling at the coolness of the van driver.. who might just as well have told her how to fold and park her bike where the sun wont hit it...Immediately I conjure the location of her stylish walkup {wouldnt be on street level, of course}.. situated in a very upscale gentrified part of old Sydney. Right on the Bike Path, naturally.
 And picture how the removal vans got to her place.. or the deliveries of whatever stylish new accoutrements are made.
Might they not ALSO have to block the bikepaths?  Or is rear alley access a primary concern when selecting new nests for harpies?
Unasked and unanswered, as of yet, is:  Come the apocalyptic time and it IS coming, when everything breaks down, what does this woman have to offer in the way of reestablishing civilization?

Bless his heart: 'Can we just let the South secede?'

Remember back when the Hollywood libs threatened to leave the country after Dubya was elected.. and some great minds said the NE, NW and SoCal should secede?

How MANY of us wished they would.. or could!

Well here's a guy that goes em better.  He says the South  and those who thought like southerners ought  to be pushed out so the country would be better off.
That's be okay with me.. if all of Ohio from 50 miles south of Lake Erie is included. Or just Columbus and south.

Let's go back to just the deep blues seceding, okay?  They can have NY,  NJ, Boston, Philly, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, St Louis, the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Western WA and ORE, The SF Bay Area, LA County. All of Maine, All of Vermont.

Yes, that's ALL the main financial, Business, intellectual and Cultural centers of the US.

Oh MY!  The rest of us would be left destitute and barren.  Except maybe we could get infrastructure jobs for a while building a big wall to keep us out of those Centers of Enlightenment.
Okay.. as long as we get to keep them in. 

Only one little problem. Who we kidding.. within 10 years, the 'New US' would invade to get their fled money back.

Here's the book in question:
"Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession"

WSJ: Review


Because there always has to be something about Race..

Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter? 

Ten plus paragraphs
Ryan is probably not a racist and Lou Dobbs isnt either, despite his 'anti-immigration' rants.. but if they don't agree with me and Obama, it's all the same. After all Strom Thurmond certainly loved and supported his black daughter and we all KNOW he was a racist.. because REPUBLICAN.