Saturday, August 27, 2016

Charity Isn't Necessary

Remember if you'd like to support the Captain, donations and charity are NOT needed.  Just do your weekend online shopping here (and book mark the URL if you'd be kind enough to).

Friday, August 26, 2016

Curse Free Episode #3 of The Clarey Podcast!

Cappy's 20 year regret.
What Metallica teaches us about homeschooling.
Leftist Millennials are The Borg/The Flood.
An 80 year old fan writes Cappy a very humbling letter.

AND MORE in THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

Sponsored by "Reconnaissance Man!"  Available in paperback and kindle, a must-read for every 20 and 30 something lost wandering the desert in life.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Margaret Cho: The Gen X Millennial

This won't be a long one, but one that should be noted.

Margaret Cho, if you didn't know, is a "comedian."  Those air quotes are the largest ones I could order from China, but they are currently building aircraft carrier-size ones that they will ship to me once completed.  Regardless, the only reason I know of her was a friend of mine, who was gay, said I just "had to see her."  So I watched about 10 minutes of a video and had to turn it off when she did a "comedy" skit about eating pussy.

This was about 15 years ago, and I distinctly remember two things about her:

1.  She is NOT funny.
2.  Much like Amy Schumer is today, she was championed by the pacifier sucking Gen-X at the time as a female comedic genius.

And then she went away.

Perhaps she "went away" much like Saturday Night Live "went away" in my life, because it was only funny to sophomoric 7th graders.  ie - it still exists, but you either grow up, or realize it just isn't that funny.  Perhaps her career stalled and people had their fill of "eating pussy jokes."  But whatever the case, Margaret Cho, in all of her media-hyped "comedy" was no longer at the forefront.

Which brings us to today.  For while perusing my facebook, the Talented Mr. Aurini sent me this:



Let me explain something to the young Millennial women, or perhaps even the Gen X women that think Margaret Cho is anything of intellectual value.

This is a now-approaching 50 year old woman.  And this is what she's doing.

Let that sink in.

This isn't a 14 year old girl pulling a prank.
This isn't a 24 year old college student protesting something or other.

This is a 67%-life-over woman who's legacy she is choosing to leave is wearing a full-body sweater penis.

If you can't see that Margaret Cho's life's purpose has simply been to serve as a warning for others, then I can't help you.  And if you're of the leftist variety to think this is some how "cool" or "edgy" and you're "sticking it to the man," your entire life will be a waste.  But if you're a younger woman, who still has her beauty, and still deep down inside would like to get married, have a family, and a shot at a traditional life, you cannot listen to these leftist, Hollywood, viruses.  This is where their path leads.  This is where you will end up.  Choose your path wisely and enjoy the decline.

Highway 141 Colorado

Some pictures from my latest adventure:




Who is the "Alt Right?"

An analysis by Davis Aurini.

Curse of the High IQ Available in Audio

For those of you who insist you get a run in or some work done while taking in a book via audio, you'll be happy to know "Curse of the High IQ" is available in AUDIO now!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Episode #161 of The Clarey Podcast

#Womenwithdegrees!
Dumping UK husband for Jamaican lover.
Mail order brides.
Target losing business.

AND MORE!

In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

Why Manveer Heir Shouldn't Be (and Brendan Eich Should Never Haven Been) Fired

If you don't know the kerfuffle surrounding Manveer Heir, he is a developer at Bioware games that has made some tweets and social media commentary that some deemed racist.  And while I can certainly understand criticizing various races, or pointing out shortcomings in an aim to constructively criticize (or perhaps even vent about) said races, I kind of drew the line at this:



















Naturally, whether genuinely racist or not, calls for Heir's head have come forth.  There's even a petition to get the man fired (I sent an e-mail to Bioware and as of yet don't know if he's still employed).  However, after getting over the visceral reaction of loathing a man that seems to loathe you merely for your skin and gender, a more somber analysis (hat tip to Honey Badger radio) is required.  For if we merely insist SJW's get theirs in return, we miss a much larger and more important threat to all of us - the freedom of speech.

Tempting as it may be to get your pound of flesh against somebody who hates you for irrational reasons, the larger issue here is one of the freedom of speech.  And disgusting as you may find Mr. Heir's comments, he does have the right to say what he wants (or perhaps not in Canada, given the latest ruling by the Canadian Human's Rights commission).  Regardless, simply turn the tables and let us revisit Mr. Brendan Eich.  Eich was the former CEO of Mozilla until it was discovered he made a political donation to a campaign to ban gay marriage.  For him exercising his right to the freedom of speech he was summarily fired...and we all stopped using Firefox as a browser.  But while we can highlight a tit for tat exchange between leftists and rightists getting fired for their political views, the larger point though is that Americans (and Canadians) EFFECTIVELY do NOT have the freedom of speech.  Not because of government or a tyrannical state, but because of....

employers.

I have argued before that people either HAVE the freedom of speech or they DON'T.  And it doesn't matter if it's the government infringing upon your freedom of speech, but ANY entity in a position of power over you.  And so while the government may not care if you ramble off racist tweets, sexist YouTube videos, or controversial Instachats, your employer might, and that effectively infringes on your speech.

We've seen this in another arena as well, not just with employers, but also college campuses.  Though colleges are NOT the law and they are NOT your employer, because they are the only way by which you can get a degree, and thus employment, you are effectively answering to a defacto fourth layer of government.  This allows colleges to not only force you to attend a kangaroo court if falsely accused of rape and force whatever kind of political indoctrination upon you, but if you violate their speech codes you get punished, expelled, you career ruined, etc.  Again, (and TRULY ironically) you don't have the freedom of speech ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS!

In short, because of these "quasi" layers of government in the form of employers, colleges, even social media giants (with their "community guidelines), nobody REALLY has the freedom of speech.  And since nobody has the freedom of speech, great ideas, controversial ideas, and ideas that will genuinely advance and progress society (not to mention ideas we'd like to just talk about without the fear of consequences) cannot come to the forefront or be advocated.

This is why, in my humble opinion, legislation should be passed that prohibits employers (and colleges) from firing (or hiring) people based on what they say on the internet or in public.  It is none of their business, it does not concern them, and if employers TRULY cared about CSR or "virtue signaling" their liberal credentials they would advertise the fact they do NOT investigate, monitor, or inquire about your internet or social life.  The only form of "justice" or comeuppance would come in the form of the market place of ideas and debates on the internet.  Racists, communists, facists, homophobes, etc., would all be outed and publicly shammed/ostracized.  So distasteful would their ideas and commentary be, they'd have to turn off the likes/dislikes ratio and comments and deal with the hate mail in private.  And people would choose with their time and dollars whether or not to deal with these people.  Besides which, there is a huge benefit to letting people TRULY have the freedom of speech - they'll show their true colors.  And if you can find out somebody doesn't like you because of the color of your skin, or they intend to blow up a building because they don't like a particular religion, it makes you wonder why Facebook, Google, Youtube, etc. have community guidelines at all.  Because I for one (not to mention the FBI and CIA) would like to know who these people are.  So please let them exercise their freedom of speech uninhibited.

Monday Morning Linkage

I do believe fat women are the least honorable and trustworthy people.  It's simply the biggest, boldest, most honest tell about their personality.

Target's virtue signaling backfires.

Meanwhile in Venezuela.


Friday, August 19, 2016

A Very Capitalist Weekend

Remember to do all your online shopping this weekend via my Amazon link.  Costs you nothing, and all proceeds go to an evil white republican male to do evil white republican male things.

Curse Free Episode #2 of The Clarey Podcast!

What if college girls dressed like the 1950's?
Captain's Quarterly is out.
Amy Schumer pulls an Obama and writes about herself.
Millennials aren't have sex because they're not sexy.

AND MORE!

In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

"Captain's Quarterly"

Happy Day Lieutenants!

After a three week work binge some of my projects are coming to fruition.  And while Reconnaissance Man was recently published, I also put the finishing touches on another project "Captain's Quarterly."

"Captain's Quarterly" is basically backing up the best works of this blog.  However, instead of doing that every 3-5 years (which resulted in the 900 page monstrosity that "Captain Capitalism - Reserved" was), I'm backing up the blog every quarter to make it more digestible, thus Captain's Quarterly.  I have also added some eye candy to the project in part to give you something more than charts and data to look at, in part because I appreciate the 1950's looking woman, but also to piss off feminists because they hate truly beautiful women.  Thus each issue of "Captain's Quarterly" will have a new model dolled up in classy 1950's attire and lingerie (that's if I can keep finding reliable, timely models, so if you know any, send them may way).

The only problem is that "Captain's Quarterly" is made first to be an analog back up of my works, and second as a work of art.  Therefore it's in color and it's price is well...rather pricey.  Each issue is estimated to cost around $20 an issue, which I hope in the future will go down with advances in technology.  That being said, the Kindle version, not being limited by color-printing technology, I set at the lower price I could possible at $2.99 per issue.

https://www.amazon.com/Captains-Quarterly-Fall-2015-1/dp/153700932X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1471627811&sr=8-2&keywords=Captain%27s+Quarterly


Regardless, if you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can find both paperback and kindle versions on Amazon.com.  And many thanks to all of you for your support!

Cappy

Why Citizens Should Have Access to Fully Automatic Weapons and M1 Abrams

Was interviewed on Crush the Street with Ken again, and we discussed my position on the 2nd Amendment.  I frankly don't care about obscured gun/death statistics and view the right to gun ownership on a principled level - it was instituted to counter an oppressive government.  Ergo, individuals should be armed to the level of soldiers and militias (in my opinion) should not only have access to tanks and other armament, but training in the use of them AND supplied with them.

We then went on to talk about how it's impossible for everybody to retire off of the stock market.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

15 Lies Single Moms Tell You

Looks like the Ole Captain's advertisement made it to Terrence Popp's latest video!

Men Pay More In Taxes

Men pay egregiously more in taxes, resulting in a tax gap.  I would also be curious to know if we collect less in government money.  Wait, never mind, I already know.

When Yellow Journalism Infected Blogging

A very interesting analysis (video) by Bernard Chapin about how the drive for traffic and clicks has jettisoned the pursuit of truth and accuracy, resulting in very few blogs that are genuine vehicles of journalism.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reconnaissance Man Is Meant for 20 Somethings

Glorious Karl of Glorious Hat fame did a review of my latest book "Reconnaissance Man."

However, I did want to dispel some myths about the book, namely who this book is written for.  The most common complaint I get about my books is that they're of no use to people 50 or older.  And...well...yeah, I can't really help you when your life is 70% done and all major decisions have been made.  However, this book is not for high school, or even college aged kids only as people seem to think it is.  It's for anybody who is wandering around the desert,clueless about what they want to do, and are contemplating or kicking around either attending or returning to college.  Ergo, the target age was 18-35, with kids "ideally" picking up the book at 14.

Regardless, the whole point of the book is to make sure you either choose the right path the first time, OR, leave the wrong path you're on now and quickly identify the right one, easily saving you 10 years of your life, perhaps even 20.  Yes, it is for kids about to enter college, but it's for anybody who is either stuck, listless, or directionless in life and cannot see any other way out.  This book shows you that out.

The Father Could Not Be Reached for Comment

Those precious, heroic single mothers.  How do they manage to do what they do?