Saturday, July 11, 2020

Life's Too Short for Megan Rapinoe's Hair


Friday, July 10, 2020

Minneapolis Faces $156 Million Budget Shortfall


Also to make you happy, Robert DeNiro (who I like as an action) is also a known lefty...married to a woman...who is estranged...who is now asking a court to increase her alimony during COVID...while DeNiro's media company is obviously suffering from COVID.

I would just like to point out to Mr. DeNiro that (like his colleague Brad Pitt) having the correct political views does not protect you from the (largely) leftist feminist court system.

I would also like to point out to the rest of you boys, you NEVER GET MARRIED.  EVERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

In the meantime I sincerely hope you all enjoy the decline this fine weekend.

The Clarey Podcast #329 - The "Boomer Tech" Episode

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Dear Kids, You Can't Trust Your Teachers

If you have a young one whose parents are not filtering their homework from teachers, perhaps consider sharing this video with them;

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The "COVID Challenge"

First it was the cinnamon challenge
Then the Tide Pod challenge.

Now it's the "COVID Challenge."

And it's more American than you think;

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Why Men Should Always Hide Their Power Level

Boys, you NEVER let a woman know:

you have money
you have a great career, or
you have assets/wealth

And you NEVER envy the popular or famous.

You hide your real wealth, power, and income, and you never seek fame, status, or prestige.

You are a poor, lower-middle income schlep who can barely get by and are beset by the same financial problems all your friends are.  You comment how you are happy you "made rent" that month, and cancel dates at the last moment because "it's just not in the budget."  And you just keep stacking coins unbeknownst to everybody else. 

You are not just the millionaire next door, you are the unknown millionaire taking her out for coffee as she criticizes you used-subcompact car, your average clothes, and your minimalist apartment.

Because if you flash your cash, brag about your "six figs," or dare to become famous or super wealthy, this is the result.

Now buy this freaking book below and make your financial life a hell of a lot easier.

And when you're done reading that book, for you younger boys out there, read this book next.

You can thank me later when you're sitting pretty and debating whether to retire at 40 or keep working.

Good Morning Coronachan #29 LIVE!

TUNE IN and also SHARE the good word of The Great and Merciful Coronachan with friends!

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Another Victory for Capitalism

If there is a key difference between capitalists and socialists, it's that capitalists come up with solutions to problems while socialists just bitch about them and demand other people's money to treat the symptoms of those problems...but never solve them.

A perfect example of capitalist ingenuity right here.

I hope whoever came up with the idea was given a $5 million bonus.  S/he deserves it.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Cappy is Moving from Patreon to Subscribestar

Patreon, like nearly every other Silicon Valley company, sent me a lecturing e-mail about BLM, privilege, etc. etc. etc.  That I understand.  You're paying your danegeld, your marketing majors know nothing but virtue signaling, like Hollywood you're fresh out of ideas and are regurgitating what your professors told you in the 00's was "cutting edge" marketing.

But I will not tolerate genuine racism where you (Patreon) are encouraging employees to donate money to black content producers AND are giving preferential traffic treatment to black content producers.

Thankfully, Patreon is not a monopoly and Subscribestar (a Russian company) is a competitor that just wants to make money and isn't going to lecture me.  Nor is it going to be bigoted giving preferential treatment to some over others.  And so that's why I decided to move, because I have self-respect and standards.

For all my Patreon donors, please download all the content you want from my Patreon account which I will leave up until July 15th.  Then, if you kindly would, consider supporting me on Subscribestar.  I will be uploading "Behind the Paywall" content there such as "The Road Trip Podcast," Marijo's pinups, and "Sanity is the Future of Wealth" at the same completely unreliable schedule I always was.

I'm sorry to do this to all of you who took the time to subscribe to me before.  It seems big tech and Silicon Valley are making it a part of daily life where people have to constantly move platforms, censor and edit themselves, set up new usernames and passwords, etc., all because these (predominantly) Gen X "leaders" put politics ahead of people, virtue signaling over viable business practices.  But someday, there will be enough competition in this big tech/content creator world that Patreon, YouTube, Facebook, etc., will have alienated too many people or censored so many there is nobody left.  And then maybe, someday, we adults can have an adult conversation, uninterrupted without worrying about some thought-police nanny-nazi sticking their damn noses in every sentence and word we utter to each other.

See you on Subscribestar and as always...

Enjoy the Decline!

Thursday, July 02, 2020

All That Virtue Signaling and Danegeld for Nothing!!!!

Black Youtubers file lawsuit against YouTube.

Perhaps YouTube can consult Target about how virtue signaling has helped with race relations.

Uh Oh...I Guess You Can't Just Defame and Beat Your Husband

Oh nosies!

Corporate Donations to BLM vs. Government Spending on the Black Community

As you may have noticed I don't do as much writing as I used to. This is in part due to writing the majority of a rather large book, a month-long cancer scare, the coronavirus, and the consequential podcast it spurred - "Good Morning Coronachan."  Throw in at least 3 consultations a day for Asshole Consulting, and there just isn't enough time left in the day to get to penning serious pieces of economic and political thought.

But I did want to write quick piece because it needs writing.  And when I say "needs writing," I do not mean that it needs to be brought to society's attention. Society never listens.  It needs to be written for posterity's sake and so we can reliably predict where yet another leftist idea will fail.  And that latest leftist idea that is doomed to failure is corporate donations to the NAACP, BLM, justice initiatives etc.

The short version is this - does the totality of all these corporate donations even hold a candle to the trillions of dollars the US federal government has spent on the black community over the past 50 years?

I do not have the time to go and calculate precise numbers but some back of napkin calculations boil down as this.

The largest donations from the largest corporations are coming in around $5 million (though amortized over 5-10 years).  Let's just assume all corporations in the Fortune 1,000 donate $5 million each, though very few are coming even that close. That adds up to a whopping...

$5 billion.

Contrast that with the TRILLIONS the government has spent on the black community.  There is no way to know precisely how much the government has spent on the black community over the past 50 years (using The Great Society as a starting point), but research I've done in the past ball park it between $4 to $9 trillion (it's a big ball park) in excess social spending on the black community beyond what their proportional population would be entitled to.

To give liberals and leftist a visual demonstration, I've put together a chart because I know most of you truly do not know the difference between a trillion and a billion.

Obviously, if the multiple trillions of dollars has not closed the:

life expectancy

gaps between black and whites, this pittance of a fart of $5 billion will do absolutely nothing the same.  It may enrich some black activists who sit on the boards of these non-profits, but it will not do one damn thing to tangibly improve the lives of black people in the US.

It is here I behoove anybody of any political or racial stripe to be intellectually honest with themselves and acknowledge what this laughable joke of "corporate donations" are - Marketing.  Placating.  Danegeld.  Virtue-signaling.  These corporations do not care about black people, they care about themselves and are capitalizing off of a tragedy to profit.

It is also here I further behoove anybody of any political stripe or race to ask if trillions in money hasn't helped the plight of black people, would trillions more help?  Or is there something else causing the various health/wealth/income disparities between blacks and other Americans that first needs to be accurately diagnosed before we further commit resources to tackling this problem so that it might be effective?

Sadly, I know the answer - nobody actually cares about improving the plights of blacks.  People just see trillions of dollars (black people included) and it blinds them to long-term, permanent solutions that would raise black standards of living.  However, if any of you have the courage and bravery to actually look past "more money" and apply a critical eye to black poverty with the goal of ending it, you can find a much cheaper and effective solution here.

Best of luck and as always, enjoy the decline.

Patreon May Be Bleeding Clients to Subscribestar

So there's no way to tell if this is indeed what's happening, but after Patreon put out it's utterly predictable "letter from the CEO" about how they were going to encourage employees to donate to POC's patreon accounts, donate to BLM and the NAACP, etc. etc., naturally this perturbed white Patreon members (or in general, just principled Patreon members) as it is the bonafide definition of racism.  It may be euphemistically called "affirmative action," but if a company ever came out and said, "we're encouraging employees to donate to white patreon members" the world would throw a hissyfit. 

Subscribestar is the natural second choice, but when I signed up for it, I got a message that account approval is delayed because they are being flooded with new requests.

This could be because of the virus and people setting up online profiles.  It could be because paywalled-content creation is a booming industry.  But I cannot help but think Patreon being the literal definition of racist (no matter how "well-intended") was too much, even for bend-over, amicable, guilty white people to tolerate.

Assuming my profile is approved, you will be able to find my subscribestar account here.  I will be moving all my content from Patreon to Subscribestar and inevitably closing down my Patreon account.  So for those of you who are subscribed to me on Patreon - thank you very much - BUT DOWNLOAD ALL THAT SHIT NOW before I take the site down.  And if you would kindly move your subscription from Patreon to Subscribestar once my account is approved.

Many thanks!


Wednesday, July 01, 2020

So Close to the Role of a Mother, But Not a Mother Herself

This is a quote from the comments section of a video "Let Women Have Corporate America."  I often debate what women truly want.  Do they deep down inside want a husband and kids?  Do they want to just be a kept woman, bonding with their own biological children, taking care of husband and child?  Or have they always been "kept" (in the slave sense) by men, yearning to be free, and the welfare state/corporate employment has now emancipated them from their unwitting slave owners (men)?

I take the intellectually cheap way out by making the point it doesn't matter what they want "deep down inside," as it is only their actions that matter.  And their actions are they love their careers, educations, and themselves more than they do their children/husbands, theoretical as they may be.  But then occasionally they crack, you get a peek behind the curtain, and then you wonder if their "rah rah you go girlism moxie" is just one big bluff, and "deep down inside" most women want a traditional life, replete with husband and kids, and they are all mightily suffering.

The problem I have is that actions have consequences. And after 4+ decades on this planet, it has been nothing but a consistent cacophony of "girl power," "women don't need no man," "my career comes first," and often times outright misandry. And since I do not have the time to decipher what women truly want (nor do I have any incentive), me - along with the rest of the world - have to take women at their word and behave from the premise they prefer their careers, educations, and politics over family, children, and potential future loved ones.

Thus, when I hear a report from the field like below, I have no pity, only laughter.  And I learn to enjoy the decline.  I suggest you do learn to do the same because enjoying the decline is all we have.

"I just had this long conversation of job fulfillment with my granddaughter still in college. This due to her conversations with women already in those jobs and expressing un-fulfillment. I tried to get her to understand, " There is no fulfillment in any job. It is just a way of subsistence for life. She had a very difficult time trying to understand this, She was crying, near hysterics about it, making all kinds of irrational solutions, confusion was rampant.... I told her fulfillment is found in having a bonding relationship with others. You cannot bond with other people's children. You cannot bond with co-workers on the job or bosses. You can only bond with your own children if you stay at home with them at least first 3 to 5 years while actively pursuing that goal. You can only bond with one man and not with one-man-at-time. She is beginning to see the light but it has been difficult. I tried to get her to not to go to college but her response was, "I don't want to talk about it". How often do women use this excuse to avoid any rational conversation to make an informed decision. She is now just 4 months away from a STEM field graduation in the medical field with hopes of treating mostly children. She has changed her goal a dozen times from age 16 to 21, but it always had some vision of a typical service to children. Notice how this is so close to the role of being a mother and even a wife as she is now in servitude to a corporation or government? "But I'll get paid". No, she will just be getting her bills paid just like a stay at home, well involved mother of three with a good man as husband."

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