Monday's HOT MIC
Westworld at South by Southwest.
This looks amazing.
For those who don't know, Westworld is one amazing show. Some people at South by Southwest are getting to live it. For the rest of us, there's video.
Hey, maybe it's Sweden that hasn't tried "real socialism" yet -- you know, the kind with the right people in charge.
And when they do, you'll know it because Sweden will look like Venezuela but with a worse climate.
This is happening in my little village in Ireland:
More Trump derangement syndrome.
It's just what it sounds like. From NTK Network:
Hillary Clinton suggested that people who supported President Trump in 2016 did so because they “didn’t like black people getting rights,” or women getting jobs, during a discussion at the India Today Conclave on Sunday.“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts, I win Illinois, I win Minnesota, places like that,” Clinton said.
“What the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton explained. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.”
“You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights. You don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it,” Clinton said, about people who supported Trump.
Trump supporters didn't like black people getting rights?! They didn't like women getting jobs?! Just how unhinged is Hillary Clinton? Trump has given many black people positions of power in his administration — notably Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. Trump has given many women not only jobs, but positions of power, like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Clinton and other Leftists use identity politics to declare that anyone opposing their particular brand of socialism hates various identity groups — black people, women, LGBT people, and others. This kind of twisting and hatred is one of the many reasons Trump won in the first place.
I was going to lead with something like "But I'm not laughing." But then I read the Oren Cass's Sunday essay for the WSJ, and I actually LOLed at the climate goons.
Guys, we're about to get pwned by Mongolia.
The best illustration lies deep in a 2015 paper published in Nature by professors from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. They found that warm countries tended to experience lower economic growth in abnormally warm years, while cold countries experienced higher growth in such years. Applying that relationship to a much warmer world of the future, they concluded that unmitigated climate change would likely reduce global GDP by more than 20% from what it otherwise would reach by century’s end.
That is roughly an order of magnitude higher than prior estimates, and it has received widespread media attention. But it is as preposterous as it is stunning.
While the world economy stagnates, the model projects, cold countries will achieve almost unimaginable wealth. Iceland supposedly will achieve annual per capita income of $1.5 million by 2100, more than double that of any other country except Finland ($860,000). Mongolia, which currently ranks 118th in per capita income, is supposed to rise to seventh, at which point the average Mongolian will earn four times as much as the average American. Canada’s economy becomes seven times as large as China’s.
The technical term to describe this analysis is “silly.”
Silly is the best they've got.
Although just like he was with "Idiocracy," Mike Judge was years ahead of reality with "King of the Hill." In one early episode, Hank or one of the guys mentioned global warming (back when we still called it that), and Dale Gribble boasted in his best conspiracy voice, "We'll grow oranges in Alaska."