Big, big savings!

Goobermint, just doing what goobermints do.

The headline probably has you thinking about the high cost of the EV – so high that whatever you “save” by not buying gas ends up costing you a great deal. But that is only one of the ways EVs don’t save you money.

Another one is tires.

EV tires wear out faster because EVs are much heavier than other cars – because EVs are weighed down by 1,000-plus pounds of batteries. For example, a Tesla Model 3 – which is a compact-sized car about the same size as a Honda Civic – weighs close to 3,900 pounds (two tons) empty. The Civic weighs just shy of 2,900 pounds – a difference of…1,000 pounds.

That weight weighs down on the tires, which must absorb the load – which increases when the car goes around a curve or runs over a pothole. There is also the increased friction that comes from stopping that load, once set in motion. EV touters like to tout the fact – which is one – that EV brakes last longer because the EV uses regenerative braking to partially slow the car, rather than brake pads. Basically, the electric motors that propel the car are used to slow it – and convert inertia back to electricity, to help top off the batteries.

But the tires are still scrubbing against the asphalt.

But – wait! – if I buy an electric car, I will save money on oil and filter changes! Certainly. In the manner of “saving” on utility bills via the purchase of a $500,000 house with triple-pane Andersen casement windows in place of a $250,000 house with double-pane standard-type windows.

Then there is the biggest maintenance cost of all – the battery pack. Which will cost you more, because it’s so huge – in order to move the EV at highway speeds for any significant distance. This, in turn, results in it being so heavy – which increases the amount of power needed to move it plus the car it’s installed in, reducing efficiency.

You do get the power – and the acceleration – but it costs you. Especially if you use either as doing so discharges the battery, rapidly – which means needing to recharge it more regularly. The “faster” you do that, the greater the load/stress imposed upon the battery, costing you battery life. And when the time comes to replace the battery, that’ll cost you more than it costs to replace a non-electric car’s transmission or engine – and maybe both, together.

Plus the oil and filter changes.

Buy an EV if it floats your boat. But don’t kid yourself that doing so is “saving” anything – including the Earth.

If it floats your boat, you say? Better watch that loose talk there, buddy; that’s exactly the kind of subtle advocacy for individual self-determination that will surely get you Gulagged in the land of the “free” and the home of the “brave” nowadays.

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Working out fine

Looks like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay none of that mentally-bent, freaky-deaky shit In Front Of MY Child!” Bill is already getting results.

NBC Report – Florida Teachers Who Promote Gender and Sexuality Lessons With Kindergarten Students Are Quitting in Protest
It looks like the Disney corporation may be getting a new batch of applicants as NBC reports that LGBTQ elementary school teachers, those who generally advocate for the promotion of kindergarten gender and sexuality discussions, are quitting their jobs in Florida.

As shared by fourth grade lesbian teacher Nicolette Solomon (pictured below), “so many kids” throughout her elementary school — even those she did not teach directly — came out to her.”

Apparently, if the LGBTQ teachers are correct, there are thousands of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer elementary aged students in Florida entering the school system every year, and the grooming teachers are now panicked they will not be able to guide them in their sexual exploration.

Oh looky everyone, it’s yet another sexually-befuddled and scientifically-deficient fabulist using her awesome “Distort Reality Until It Conforms To How I Think It Should Be” Superpower. “Thousands,” says he/she/it—when the historical record more believably states that the percentage of elementary-school children announcing themselves as “transgender” has held rock-steady at a smidge under 1% since always. How very curious, then, that all of a sudden the numbers currently being shrieked at normal people by sexuality-obssessed loons have climbed high enough to take station in low Earth orbit over an unprecedented, credibility-shattering three to five years.

SO: from many decades of consistently staying well within the range of total statistical insignificance, formerly stable percentages explode practically overnight, no reason, no rhyme, no questions, please. The recent data, if valid, suggests an extremely unusual shift, a genuine anomaly which will necessarily be followed by similarly broad and ungovernable changes to the very fabric of our lives: in our attitudes, in our legal system, in our understanding of human sexuality, just for openers. Pretty much all and every segment of American society will be altered in one way or another.

The older data confirmed transgenders as one of the smallest of minorities here in the US, demographically invisible outliers as rarely encountered as Captain Ahab’s white whale. This was at best unsettling news for most if not all transgenders, moreso yet for the political activists among them, who regarded their singular circumstances as amounting to an out and out threat. And no wonder, really: being relegated to the outermost margins of American society, as remote as it’s possible to be from whatever you think “mainstream” is nowadays, their negligible census revokes any claim to the attention of the overwhelming majority of us who aren’t doctors; researchers working in the fields of sexual dysfunction, chronic depression, or inclinations towards self-harm or even suicide; counselors, psychiatrists, or clinical statisticians; friends, family, or colleagues who are close to a struggling gender-dysphoric individual and concerned for their well-being—ie, those not directly involved with someone afflicted by transgender dysphoria.

Wonder what the underlying factors causing this truly staggering statistical shift might be, eh? Has anything changed in our aforementioned three to five year timeframe that could have brought on such a remarkable development? Might this LGBTwhateverwhothehellcaresanyway schoolmarm’s ardent campaign to recruit and sexualize kids far too young to know or care what sexual identity even IS—being scrupulously careful to keep her loathsome machinations under wraps and out of reach of parental scrutiny have played some small part?

Or could it be possible that these so-called “teachers” are simply lying—exaggerating the numbers to aid them in furthering a depraved political agenda? Naaah, that’s unpossible. Ah well, guess we’ll never know what’s really going on here. This part did make me smile, though.


Glad to hear it, bitch. With more of you walking, talking malignancies immovably committed to the proposition that all evangelizing pedophiles are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to spend their workday recruiting children now deciding to get OUT of the government schools, maybe we can get more normal, mentally-healthy Americans back INTO them. If so, it would surely go a long way towards putting this fucked-up country back on the right track over the long haul.

“Leaving the profession,” was it? It’s all too clear that you are seriously confused concerning what your profession entails, and what the job is generally agreed to involve. Either that, or you’ve wantonly forsaken your professional duty as an educator; betrayed your professional code of ethics, assuming such a thing still exists; and brazenly shat all over the sense of duty to your young wards your profession demands of you: to instruct, to inspire, to assist, and to shield from harm to the best of your ability. Foolishly, you and your fellow snakes in the grass all labor under the misapprehension that recruiting schoolkids for enlistment into the ranks of your Creepy Crusaders™ forms any part of y’all’s job description. I assure you, it does NOT. Trust me on this one, please. It’s for your own good.

Like me, Benjamin Braddock finds this Satanic smorgasmord of unleavened depravity, all served up on a kiddie-size platter alongside the readin’, ritin’, and ‘rithmatic, grotesque and sickening.

This is not normal. But it’s also not at all surprising. After all, anyone who has “done the work” to understand the postmodern American Left recognizes this reaction for what it is: groomer fragility.

The spectacle of America’s cultural elite uniting to defend the propriety of child porn in school libraries, insisting that a gender ideology they had not even heard about until seven years ago must be taught to seven-year-olds, and a presidential administration publicly celebrating the breast amputation, genital mutilation, and sterilization of autistic children, should be utterly appalling to anyone with a shred of human decency. This all has led some on the Right to finally try to do what the Left always does: coin a novel political epithet.

“Groomer.” It’s not a very nice word, to be sure.

Oh, I dunno about all that, now. I find it kinda funny, myself.

But the Right must decide: Do we prefer to play nice with perverts who are very sexually interested in our children?

We shouldn’t be playing with the shitlib Left—in all their multitudinous guises—at all, period. “Playing nice” with Leftard excrescences of every warp and woof—when what we should have been doing from the start was hunting them down like rabid animals, skinning the carcass alive, then heading on down to the bank to redeem the pasty, city boy-soft pelt for a nice new toaster oven, a twenty-dollar Piggly-Wiggly gift card, and a book of Green Stamps—is a big part of how and why we came to find ourselves in such an awful predicament: trapped in a nuthatch being run by ranting, raving madmen with no hope of escape.

We can expect most conservative pundits and Republican politicians to choose the first option. Because they crave a simulacrum of respectability above all else, they’re more likely to be offended by association with people who call liberals mean names than by the psychosexual campaign against childhood innocence. You should not take any moral cues from them. You should call a spade a spade.

BANG. ZOOM. To the fucking MOON, Alice.

When you say “OK, groomer,” the best defense they’ve got is to be outraged as though you’ve just called them a pedophile. And it is, of course, not very nice to go around calling people pedophiles.

Impolite, perhaps. A not-subtle invitation to be a combatant in the pending vulgar brawl, absolutely. But hey, if the shoe fits, right?

But don’t let that trouble you. That isn’t what you said.

Believe me, it doesn’t. Not even a little bit. And anyway, weren’t you the one saying we should call a spade a spade only a minute or so ago?

That’s just where their minds jumped. Kind of weird, isn’t it? I mean, look it up in a dictionary. Synonyms: “educate, train, coach, drill, tutor.” Relevant definition: “to get into readiness for a specific objective.”

The fact that they hear the word “pedophile” when you don’t say it is part of their groomer fragility. Most, after all, don’t intend to acquire direct carnal knowledge of children.

Think so, do ya? Tell me, exactly how confident are you about that “most” statement of yours, Ben? Because with more and more of these fiendish freakazoids openly declaring themselves all over the place, acting as if this new outrage of advocacy for turd-burgling little boys was something to be proud of, rather than permanently disqualifying them from being allowed to be in the same time zone with decent, upstanding folk, I ain’t as sanguine as I’d like to be about that one.

Also, I don’t give a sizzling shit about what liberals think they hear, nor about any feelings brought on by whatthehellever it was they thought they heard me say, regardless of whether I actually said it or not. Least of all do I feel obliged to stammer out some mealy-mouthed “I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it!!” in defense of anything I say, do, or think. They can all go take a flying fuck at a plate-glass window for all me—them, their families, and the horse they rode in on, too.

Foul-tasting update! About as appetizing as the Saturday night contents afloat in the bowl of the downstairs men’s room toilet at CBGBs. On Saint Patrick’s Day, the annual high holy day celebrating the patron saint of all amateur drunks.

The inclusion of sexual identity measures in large scale national surveys have added to our knowledge about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth (LGBQ). For example, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has highlighted adverse mental health indicators among LGBQ students, including greater depressive symptoms, increased rates of seriously considering suicide, and higher rates of attempted suicide (Zaza et al., 2016). Until now, there has been a lack of nationwide data on risk factors and negative outcomes associated with transgender youth in the U.S. (diGiacomo et al., 2018). This brief report highlights newly released data from the 2017 YRBS which focuses on transgender high school students (Johns et al., 2019).

Overall, 1.8% of youth identified as transgender. The almost 2% prevalence rate is more than double the previously available estimate of 0.7%. The prior estimate was based on the patterns of transgender identity among adults (Herman et al., 2017). However, it was noted that the 0.7% estimation would be inaccurate if younger cohorts identify as transgender at a sharply higher rate than 18–24 year olds. This YRBS data reveals that younger youth are indeed identifying as transgender at an increased rate.

Transgender youth reported significantly increased rates of depression, suicidality, and victimization compared to their cisgender peers. Notably, in the past year, one in three transgender youth reported attempting suicide, almost one-third reported being a victim of sexual violence, and more than half reported a two-week period of depression.

Bold theirs, not mine. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything, so make of it what you will. Just pointing it out, that’s all.

This new data provides key insights about transgender youth. However, our knowledge is still incomplete as only 10 states and 9 large urban school districts included a question on gender identity in the 2017 YRBS. Additionally, we do not have information about other youth who do not identify as cisgender including gender fluid, non-binary, and agender youth. The Trevor Project and partner agencies have long advocated for the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression questions in population based surveys, including the YRBS. We will continue our efforts to ensure that this valuable data is collected from all states and large urban school districts to best understand and support these youth.

Stuck in the loop

The six-step EnviroNazi Virtue loop, that would be.

One: Britain goes big on wind turbines in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from traditional power sources.

Two: The wind don’t blow and the power don’t flow.

Three: A subsequent massive increase in demand for natural gas as a power source drives wholesale gas prices through the roof.

Four: CF Fertilisers, a US-owned British fertiliser business that also produces carbon dioxide for commercial use, suspends production because high gas prices have made the business unprofitable.

Five: Carbon dioxide is a required component for meat packaging. Without reliable supplies of commercial carbon dioxide, Britain faces a food shortage.

Six: The British government, which spent millions of pounds to cut carbon dioxide emissions, will now give millions of pounds to CF Fertilisers so it can produce carbon dioxide.

Perfect.

Perfect indeed—for the Environuts and their self-perpetuating Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly “the weather”) scam. For saner sorts, not so much. The thing to remember about the 6S-EV Loop is this: you can step aboard anytime, but the only way you can get back off again is by shooting a whole slew of the sonsabitches who talked you getting onto their little forever-go-round in the first damned place.

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Green, No Deal

Stilton takes the ever-lovin’ piss out of the Ecotards.

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As per usual at Uncle Stilty’s joint, he follows up with a brief explanatory op-ed.

During a recent hearing, US Special Envoy for Climate (we don’t know if there’s also a Just Regular Envoy for Climate) John Kerry conceded that there’s a tiny little problem with our nation’s “Green New Deal” push to import millions of solar panels. And that tiny little problem is that some of those solar panels are manufactured by slaves (Uighurs, though saying that word aloud in the workplace can probably get you fired) in China. The country which, according to recent data, produces more planet-contaminating pollution than every other country on Earth combined.

So sending them our money to create more pollution seems counterproductive at the very least. But more troubling is that whole “slave labor” thing, which you’d think would bother those on the Left at least a little. But apparently they’re only interested in slavery which happened in the distant past and can be used for current political leverage.


Yes, there’s more. And yes, you should read it all.

The Green New Deal Dystopia

Wouldn’t be caught dead living there, myself.

Greens just can’t help themselves. As the rest of us do what we can to tackle or withstand the Covid-19 crisis, they treat it as a sign, a warning from nature, a telling-off to hubristic, destructive mankind. The speed with which they have folded this pandemic into their misanthropic narrative about humanity being a pox on the planet has been shocking, but not surprising.

Right from the top of the UN, they have been promoting their backward belief that this virus is a reprimand from nature. Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, says ‘nature is sending us a message’ with this pandemic and other recent disasters, including bushfires in Australia and locust invasions in Kenya. Of course nature is doing no such thing, because nature is not a sentient being, however much the new religion of environmentalism might fantasise that it is.

Britain’s chief bourgeois misanthrope, George Monbiot, was hot on the heels of the UN’s eco-medievalists. He says Covid-19 has shattered humanity’s self-serving myth that it has achieved ‘insulation from natural hazards’. There is a grotesque glee in the way Monbiot describes what Covid-19 has unleashed – ‘the membrane has ruptured’, he says, and ‘we find ourselves naked and outraged, as the biology we appeared to have banished storms through our lives’.

“Insulation from natural hazards”? We somehow “banished” biology? Ummm, excuse me and all, Mr Moonbat, sir, but…well, I can’t honestly say I know ANYBODY—not a single living soul—who believes ANY of that utter codswallop you just disgorged. I certainly don’t myself.

This is also why so many greens online have been sharing images of dolphins swimming near Venice or an absence of airplane trails over California. Because to them, these are signs of a benefit from Covid-19: the humbling of humankind, the reining in of our industrial and technological activity, and the reassertion of nature’s awesome power. If you see a disease as a political statement, as an opportunity to pursue your pre-existing misanthropic agendas, there is something very wrong with you.

Even though all of this is morally perverse, it is not surprising. For a long time, greens have viewed human beings as a pox, a virus in our own right, doing untold damage to the planet. Green god David Attenborough has said humans are ‘a plague on the planet’. Even when greens don’t use such explicitly hateful language, they constantly promote a view of human production and development as toxic and destructive.

And they latch on to everything from bushfires to floods, from plagues of locusts to melting ice-caps, as signs from nature, lessons from a furious Gaia. When religious crackpots blame floods on gay marriage, claiming God is punishing us for losing the moral plot, we rightly mock them. Yet greens offer merely a secular version of such backward, apocalyptic claptrap.

Oh, there’s nothing secular about it. It’s more a contemporary twist on traditional religious faith—a perverse, bitter, ugly one, based not on love and redemption but on bilious contempt—more precisely attuned to the sensibilities of shriveled souls who scorn Christianity, mostly out of juvenile spite.

The truth is that if the Covid-19 crisis has shown us anything, it is how awful it would be to live in the kind of world greens dream about. Right now, courtesy of a horrible new virus, our societies look not dissimilar to the kind of societies Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion, green parties and others have long been agitating for. Fewer flights, industry halted, huge infrastructure projects put on hold. Less driving, less travelling, less human interaction. Over the past few weeks, as a result of our response to Covid-19, the ‘human footprint’ will undoubtedly have shrunk. And what an awful world it has become: smaller, quieter, more atomised.

Also stilted, impoverished, and fearful: a world in which trust has been supplanted by suspicion, comfort and ease by hardship and angst, hope by despair. Green weenies frequently blibber on about the necessity of a mass die-off in order to indulge their pet delusion of restoring “balance” and “harmony” between man and his natural environment. Too bad for us saner sorts that they seem determined to take our helpful response to heart and act on it: By all means. After you.

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