Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rise of the Theyby

In the latest in the fight to 1) eradicate all masculinity and 2) create a world where gender is simply a choice, some parents are choosing to raise their babies as genderless humans.


The child has no gender-specific name, pronoun, clothes, etc.  It really is an it, allowing it to become whatever it will become.

You can check out the full article here.

Here's a quote from an enlightened parent raising a theyby of their own (emphasis mine):

“Our baby is going to be whatever they want to be,” he says. “And then we’re going to send somebody out into the world who is in turn not going to project their own opinions or stereotypes onto who someone else should be. I’m happy for our kid to be the vehicle in which our parents and friends get up to speed with what’s going on. Change has to happen, and we’re doing it.

Change has to happen, and if my baby is subject to untold trauma to get it done, so be it.

We live in a completely depraved and sick world, and we deserve everything that is coming to us.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Yankee Woes

After giving up 22 runs over the past two nights, the Twins ineptitude against the Yankees appears to be well intact here in the 2018 season.  Our inability to do anything with the Bronx Bombers is well established, but the last two games have yielded a special level of ugly.

It's not just the pitching, either.  The bats have gone cold as we've put up a whopping 4 runs against the Yanks' 22.  

The Twins are clearly in a swoon; we've dropped five straight and have gone from first place in the division to two games below .500.  Certainly, there's a lot of baseball left to be played, and that's the good news.

The bad news?  We face the Yankees again today.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Why the Wild Have No Chance

Down 3-1, the Wild have their backs to the wall; facing Winnipeg on the road in two out of the next three games if they could possibly stay alive.  But stay alive they won't.  

Why?  Lots of reasons.  They lost Suter before the playoffs started.  They lost Parise at the end of game 3.  They've been drastically outplayed in three out of the four playoff games thus far.

But here's the real reason why they're done:

That was the Wild's best player and the only source of consistent offense taking a brutal cross check to the head.  But they'll lose not because of what happened.  Rather, they'll lose because of what didn't happen.

At no time in the rest of the game was there any payback for this brutal hit to their best player.  Nothing.  And when a team doesn't have each other's backs, especially in hockey, they're done.

Get your golf clubs ready, boys, because your gutless rear ends are going to be off the ice by the end of the night.

Cowardly, gutless, selfish losers.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

SW1380 Audio

Southwest flight 1380 had an engine explode and a passenger killed by debris.  Despite this, the plane laned without further catastrophy.  Part of the reason was the professionalism of the team working on the situation.

Here's the audio of what that sounded like:

What remarkable composure by all involved.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Britain in Free Fall

Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that there is a machete crime committed in Britain every 90 minutes.  

Machete crime.  Seriously.

Also recently reported is that London has passed up New York on number of homicides, despite England's ban on guns.  Indeed, most of the deaths have been caused by knives.

You know why people aren't killed with machetes or knives on our streets?  Because you never know who might be packing, and it is suicide to bring a knife to a gun fight.

Still, Londoners click their tongues at us in chat rooms for our gun violence while those that they've invited to their country continue to hack at their necks and spill their blood onto the streets.

You reap what you sow.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Twins Restart in Puerto Rico

After having their last three games snowed out - not rained out, snowed out - the Twins have flown off to Puerto Rico where they'll act as the home team for a two-game series with the Cleveland Indians.  

It's a good time for us to think about our blessings.  Yes, we've had to endure a horrible winter.  However, our infrastructure is still intact and deaths due to the weather have been few.  The same can't be said for the beautiful island, and there is still a lot of locations that are without power.

Hopefully, the games can serve as a nice distraction for everyone.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Longest Winter

Here in northern Minnesota winter started in the first week of November.  Our lakes froze, our duck season ended, and we hunkered down for what we expected would be a long winter.

We had no idea.

First, we had winter without any reprieve.  In a usual winter, we'd get a number of days in the 40's to allow things to thaw and allow people to come out of their hibernation.  We had nothing like that.  In fact, we had the opposite, with stretches of days that ran well below zero.  It was so bad, that positive temperature figures, even single digits, felt good.

Second, we're here in the second week of April and are still mired in a full-scale winter.  To our south, the Twin Cities are unburying from nearly a foot of snow.  It's horrific.

Let's do the math on that span: That's nearly five and a half straight months of winter.  We're not talking fall or spring days - we'll talking 100% straight winter stuff.  Even staunch Minnesotans have had enough of this.  We're ready for spring.

It looks like we may get our wish as temps at the end of the week will be into the 50's, and all of that snow will quickly melt.  Hopefully, we've turned the corner and we can put a cap on the longest winter I can ever remember.