City of Loons

The Steady Drip Drip Drip

Downtown Minneapolis mainstay Ike’s is shutting its doors. The owner doesn’t chalk it up to any single cause . Rather, it’s the slow drip drip drip of urban decay: According to Winstead, the negotiations were meant to “address restaurant and market conditions” impacting Ike’s bottom line, including “labor costs, […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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A Good Black Guy With A (Machine) Gun

An African-American sailor who received the Navy Cross for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack is getting what may be, in recent years, the ultimate honor – getting an aircraft carrier named after him. Dorie Miller was a Mess Attendant Third Class – which, along with cook and […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Gleiwitz, Virginia

On August 31 1939, a team of SS propaganda operators dressed as Polish soldiers “captured” a German radio station near the town of Gleiwitz (today the Polish town of Gliwice), close by the Polish border. They did a quick broadcast in Polish, and then fled – dumping the body […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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He’ll Never Do Lunch In Cambridge Again

Alternate Headline: King get his first OK, Boomer. When [anything] created by people of color, irrespective of quality, constantly get[s] overlooked by institutions that are predominately comprised of white men, there is an implicit bias at work here, Apparently participation trophies are not enough anymore, everyone should be a […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Further Proof, If Any Were Needed…

…that only does Democrat messaging make no logical or intellectual sense, but it isn’t intended for consumption by an audience that worries about moral and intellectual sensibility. The idea – presented here – that forcing Congress to stop abrogating its responsibility to write laws and stop slothfully fobbing the […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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“New Urbanism”: Letting The Gini Out Of The Bottle

Everyone else is posting Jordan Peterson videos. Why not me? With Saint Paul experiencing a three-digit jump in homicides, and Minneapolis tripling down on pumping up high-density, high-income housing (with token “affordable” housing sprinkled hither and yon), I think this one is well worth a thoughtful couple of minutes: […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Just As Explanation

Democrats will frequently bristle when I say they frequently bet on “the other side”, usually whenever a Republican is in the White House. Can’t say as I blame them. But it’s a pattern that just keeps on going . Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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