Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Month: January 2017 Page 1 of 3

The American Boy Scout movement is evil.

I have spoken about the boy scout movement before, specifically its takeover by social justice elements. The scouts is no longer a group for boys. It must also admit girls if the demand is made. A good friend of mine used to be a scout leader and he would regularly post photos on Facebook of their activities. I estimated that almost half of the troop was female. The hypocrisy yawns deep however, when you understand that the girl guides organization is still female only.

The other major spanner in the works for the scouts was the lifting of a ban on gay leaders and employees in 2015. It is simply astounding that Liberals are attempting to destroy the Catholic Church over the molestation of boys by pedophile priests while simultaneously encouraging young scouts to crawl into tents on camping trips with openly homosexual men. Hypocrisy dialed up a notch.

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Stop trying to be happy all of the time.

Modern self help gurus sell the idea of happiness. According to them our natural state is to be happy all of the time. Thus we see fatuous topics such as the ubiquitous “seven steps to happiness,” as if you can just dial it in whenever you need it. That would have been a good one to sell to your fellow inmates in the gulag.

I am not being completely flippant with that last remark. Imagine that you’re in a concentration camp and some berk is going around attempting to get people to pay to listen to his talk on “seven steps to happiness.” When you’re faced with a daily battle for mere survival you have no time for this rubbish. The onerous circumstances bring the idiocy into stark relief.

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You are not more important than your country.

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

I have always liked this quote but my positive feelings towards it only increase as the years go by and the Left tries more and more to dismantle all that has been carefully built up over time. This morning we awake to an internet gone mad over Trump’s order to temporarily ban entry status to the US from a handful of Muslim majority countries. (Note that the order was not to ban Muslims as is being widely reported in the fake news outlets.)

The protests range across two broad lines. The first is that the implementation has been awful and not worthy of a government anywhere. Primarily it is poorly implemented because it affects people adversely who have been inadvertently caught in the middle. For example, people traveling to the US while the document was signed.

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The Australia Day controversy.

Last Thursday was Australia Day. For my international readers, the date falls on the day that British captain Arthur Phillip landed in Sydney harbor with a rag-tag bunch of marines and convicts and established a colony to which all the nasty elements that his lords and masters couldn’t be bothered executing could be sent. To celebrate this occasion I did the very Australian thing – a barbeque with lots of tasty dead animal flesh, loads of cold frosty beers, and a game of cricket. Tally-ho, old boy!

But others in Australia do not celebrate this important day. They seethe with resentment. They go amongst the aborigines to stir up trouble. These people are referred to as the ‘black arm brigade’ and the label they bestow on our celebration is ‘invasion day’.

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Is Melbourne international airport the worst in Australia?

This morning I picked up the good wife from the airport. It took her almost two hours to negotiate immigration, collect her baggage, and pass through customs. Australia’s bureaucratic nightmare at border control is similar all around the country. Huge lines to get through immigration to those not holding an Australian passport. But once successfully negotiated you still need to get your bags and get through customs.

In Melbourne this is simply a joke. The line to clear customs at times snakes its way back through the baggage carousels in a fashion that changes every time I come through. It is an organic process due to the complete lack of organization. The airport cannot handle the volume of people passing through the checkpoint.

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I’m sorry but I had to dump Scarlett Johansson.

The good wife and I each have a celebrity free pass. This is a nominated celebrity which we’re allowed to sleep with if we ever get the opportunity. For the past eight years my own free pass has been Scarlett Johansson. The Scarlett Johansson that I saw in Lost in Translation.

But now she has to go. Both because she is getting on in years and due to her recent participation in the March to end Feminism forever.

So I need a new celebrity free pass. Any suggestions, oh erstwhile and wise commenters? (She has to be a conservative. I’ve learned my lesson.)

The Friday links and hawt chick thread.

Good morning, groove-rats. Know ye all that after a three week hiatus caused by my itinerant wanderings amongst the Europeans, the weekly link thread is hereby reinstated to give you all hope, joy, and personal sexual fulfillment. And just remember; if the raw pangs of guilt strike you as you view this week’s hawt chick in the privacy of your own safe space, choking the chicken is always sex with someone you love.

Trump has been in office for a week and in that time he has done more than Australia’s Teflon prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has done in the fifteen months he has been in the top job. I know all you Americans are loving the fact that you’re not getting even remotely tired of winning this hard, but it’s difficult to watch Trump so effortlessly get things done where all before him have dithered and squandered while complaining how impossible it all was to do anything. He’s making them look like the incompetent nobodies they always were while simultaneously doing the same to all present leaders around the world.

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Podcast #33 – The holiday episode.

The one where I talk about the hell that is modern international travel. The best place to sit on a plane. And how we’re all “literal” Nazis now.

Traveling.

I am heading home thus posting will be light, (read non existent.) But a few things of note:

The good Cappy is also traveling around and he asked me for some assistance to keep his site ticking over. When the bell rings I answer! I gave him my thoughts on the performance review.

My post yesterday mentioned the women’s march and how they’re all just annoyed climate change morons. Then I saw this photo courtesy of Maggie’s Farm:

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A few thoughts on Trump’s inauguration.

Regular readers of this humble blog will have noticed that I have been quiet on Trump since he won the election. The reasons for this are twofold. I was greatly interested in the election itself because I sensed and predicted a change in the way ordinary people viewed the political establishment and the awful encroachment of political correctness. In other words, people are sick and tired of do-gooders interfering in their lives. On this I was right.

But the election was won months ago so that point is now moot and proved. Nothing more to see. Time to move on.

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