Friday, November 17, 2017

Moore's Law

I need to clarify that this is about Judge Roy Moore, and not Gordon Moore.  Not that I know much about the situation, other than he offended the Sodomites and is now running for Senate in Alabama.  From what I can tell, he is alleged to be unfit to be a senator because he chased younger women prior to being married, which was 40 some years ago.  My interest here is trying to figure out how the dots are connected between his behavior towards the opposite sex long ago and his fitness for the senate. 

So far, my theory is that the deduction of his unfitness is based on the long time that has passed and that he didn't show any interest outside of marriage.  This is clearly a sign of insufficient initiative, such as was shown by Ted Kennedy, Al Franken, and Bill Clinton, along with many others.  The other reason for this deduction is that the Democrats, who have led the criticism, regard sexual immorality as a religious imperative, so it is inconceivable that they would have criticized Judge Moore for being too promiscuous.  We have standards for our senators here in the US and expect them to comply as well as be role models for the rest of the citizenry.  Clearly Roy Moore isn't up to the task.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

A Catalog of Secession Movements.

The recent events in Catalonia inspired me to do some careful research on the causes of secession movements and produce a more extensive list of the reasons behind the various efforts. 

Catalonia from Spain:  They are upset that the world thinks of Catalan as a dialect of Spanish, rather than the other way around.

Basques from Spain:  They never accepted the Roman/Latin conquest.

Pakistan from India:  To enjoy an Islamic paradise.

Scotland (~100AD):  Romans and their baths were offensive to them, per the historian Tacitus.

Scotland (recently):  When caught molesting a sheep, they want to be known as proud Scots rather than ashamed Englishmen.

Irish Republican Army:  Making bombs and blowing things up is cool.  What more reason would one need than this?

England from the EU (Brexit):  Because foreign rulers have always had the decency to move across the Channel and govern from territory within the UK.

India from the UK:  My Indian consultant on this says he is almost done assimilating the UK, and will get back to me with an answer to my inquiry when he is done.  I could hear him shouting "resistance is futile" as he was hanging up the phone.

US (from England):  The taxes were too low.

Southern US from Northern US:  This topic has been sufficiently explored elsewhere.

Canada from America:  This is a face saving thing.

Quebec from Canada:  Although Canadians have the world's most mild and unoffensive sense of humor, this is still too much for the Quebecois to handle.

Mexico from Spain: Spain wasn't providing governors who were sufficiently corrupt.

Texas from the US:  The same reason that they seceded from Mexico - they were opposed to a government imposed religion.  Catholicism was the previous religion imposed by Mexico and Political Correctness is the new religion that has been established by Washington.

California from the US:  They are offended that Texas wants to secede and must prove that their  moral outrage is greater and more sincere.

Tibet from China:  Too many Chinese are moving to Tibet in order to get away from Beijing.

Those are the ones that I know about.  Would appreciate some info about additional secession movements.