Thursday, January 21, 2021

Unseasonably Warm in Wuxi; Vaccine Smaccine; Incident at Tony's Dorm; Start Afresh?!? How About Apologizing?; We Can't All Be Winners


17 degrees Celsisus in January.  Who'd a thunk it?


At my Speaker's Corner, one of my students talked about a Chinese Covid Vaccine being said to be getting huge acceptance because the American one(s) were so bad.  I avoided the question of whether anything Chinese could be other than crap, by basically telling the student "vaccine, smaccine!"  I don't see the point of a covid-vaccine.  The student then tried to advance her belief that covid vaccines were necessary by saying that German leader Angela Merkel supported it....  And then one of the students agreed with me.


Incident at my son Tony's dorm at his school.  I don't know the full story.  What I heard was that Tony got into a swearing match with a group of Grade 8 students.  Five of them then later went to his dorm room to confront him.  Tony got really angry at them and brought his baseball bat to threaten them.  All I have heard from Tony was from an email in which he said he didn't want to talk about it.  My wife Jenny says the friction is coming from his not being Chinese, but a lone foreigner in his group at school.  I thought about my times in middle school and how I was ostracized as well...


Pretender Biden wants to start afresh.  How about apologizing, you thief!  How about telling white liberals to be honest?  How about telling white liberals to be asking Trump supporters for forgiveness?  So far as President, Biden is being the icehole that I always imagined that he would be.



If both teams, before a match, read the greatest self-help book ever written, it wouldn't stop one of the teams from losing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to Act During the Bidenreich; Trying to Help Tony; Assessing Trump


How should I act online during the Bidenreich?  Should I mock Senility, Creepy, China, Rutabaga Joe the Pretender, Pedophile, Thief, Fraud in Chief mercilessly?  Or should I ignore all that is going on, say nothing, enjoy the ensuing disaster and try to become a real Catholic?


I try to help Tony do his homework but he doesn't want my help.  I was sitting beside him in his bedroom/study and he asked if I could do something else instead of sitting by him and doing nothing.


Was Trump a great president?  He was better than Obama, Bush II, Clinton and Bush I, but that's not saying much; he was still a disappointment.  In a sane world -- a world without anti-Trumpers, Shitlibs and Never Trumpers -- I wouldn't have been so rabid in my support for him.  But the truth is, he was and still is the best current option for the USA.  Everything else on the menu is a shit sandwich.  If you want to get valid criticism of Trump, you have to consult the people who made intelligent cases for supporting him and were disappointed by him; not those idiots who were convinced that he was Hitler and a virulent racist.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Crossing Guard

These days, I have seen so many crossing guards at intersections.  Some of them are police officers, some of them seem to be security types.  Others seem to be "volunteers" or people "recruited" to stand at the corner, and advise pedestrians and cyclists to behave themselves.  These volunteers wear shiny vests and hold a yellow flag.  They are from many age groups.

One guard, happened to catch my attention as I was taking the bus to work. He looked to be past middle age.  He was standing solidly in place, but other than that he looked feeble.  He held his flag with a determination that seemed trained into him, but it was fragile all the same.  His appearance caught more than a passing glance from me because of his failed attempt to stop a female cyclist from running a red light.  The cyclist ignored him, he tried to get her attention, and he then shrugged and stayed in place like an ignored and powerless sentry.  

I thought how he was but an ornament.  I wondered if there was any more useful thing he could be doing, or was this the way of China where they still massively employ people as doormen.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

"Covid" Coming Back to China?


The government is advising the locals to not hold big gatherings.  Gatherings above ten, I have heard.

If I leave the Wuxi area, I would have to have a Covid Test done.  One of my colleagues had to do this because he went to Anhui.  (I haven't left the Wuxi area since February 2020.)

The government caused my school's Spring Festival dinner to be downgraded from a dinner at a banquet hall to an afternoon tea party.

The Kaulins Family China won't be going to my wife Jenny's hometown for Spring Festival this year.  We will be staying in Wuxi.  The covid panic has made it impractical.  (I hope all other families still leave our apartment complex, so we can have silence and quiet.)

As the Trump administration comes to a close, and the Left goes full nazi censorship,  the only people I can talk to are in Canada and America and Australia.  No point in talking in local laowei.  I suspect I am the only Trump sympathetic laowai in Wuxi.  (If there are others.  Please email me:  andiskaulins@protonmail.com)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Annoyance at the Wuxi Metro Store, Bastard Food Delivery Drivers


Metro in Wuxi is not to be mixed up with the Wuxi Metro Subway System.  The Metro I am going to refer to in this blog entry is the Costco type wholesale retail store that operates all over China. 

My latest trip to Metro was ruined by their introducing the self checkout stands to their stores.  They seemed to think that they could drastically curtail the number of human checkouts they could use.  The end result were huge lineups, that you would never see on a Monday, at the two human checkouts.  I got tempted into using the self checkouts to avoid the long lineups, but I wasted fifteen minutes to find out that I couldn't use the self-checkout because the app you needed to use the self-checkout wouldn't accept my Alipay because it wasn't only set to use a credit card and not a debit card.  Kapeche?  Understand?

I was annoyed but in a restrained way, for me.


These food delivery e-bike drivers, whose numbers have drastically increased because of an app that can be used to get home food deliveries, must get sworn at a lot during their shifts because they drive like bastards.  Either that, or they occasionally get sworn at by this foreigner, who has sworn at them on numerous occasions.  One of these iceholes just recently got sworn at because he made too tight a turn to get around me.

Friday, January 8, 2021

It Wasn't Trump's Fault; Trump Wasn't the Bad Guy in What Happened on January 6th! The Left and the Rinos Were!


The many people who are condemning what happened on January 6th and then blaming Trump for it, seem to have forgotten all the b.s. that has come from the left and the progressives and the feckless rino cuckservatives.  Have they forgotten the storming of the Wisconsin Legislature, the storming of the Cavanaugh Confirmation Hearings, the silly impeachment attempt, the Russian collusion nonsense, the big tech censorship, cancel culture, cucks acting like timid battered housewives, the burn loot murder and antifa riots over oogily-boogily racism; the slurring of the white middle class, the continuing attempts to destroy the classics of Western Civilisation, the stupid lock-downs, the hypocrisy of those advocating for lock-downs, the calling of non-leftist gatherings as super spreader events? I could go on....

Everything the Democrats and Globalists and deep-staters have done the past four years, and even before that, lead to what happened on January sixth in D.C.  To try to place the blame for it on Trump is a lie.  If they want to stop the discontent, they are going to have to get to the truth of the matter.  From what I have seen so far, hardly anyone, who thinks of himself as respectable and mainstream, is interested in the truth, but only in puking out short-sighted and ignorant bromides.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Movies, TV Series, Documentaries and Other Video that AKIC watched in 2020

Here is a list of the Movies, TV Series, Documentaries and other video, rated on a five-star scale, that I watched in 2020:


High Society (1956)

*****

The Young Lions (1958)

****

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

*****

Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2020)

*****

The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

*****

Apocalypto (2006)

****

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

*****

The Witcher (Season 1)

****

Now, Voyager (1942)

*****

The Lavendar Hill Mob (1951)

*****

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

*****

Joy Division Documentary (2007)

*****

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

*****

Why Beauty Matters by Roger Scruton (2009)

*****

Stagecoach (1939)

*****

The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

*****

Sahara (1943)

****

Gaslight (1944)

*****

The Lost Weekend (1945)

*****

The Killers (1946)

*****

Brute Force (1947)

*****

Key Largo (1948)

*****

White Heat (1949)

****

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

*****

Detective Story (1951)

*****

Bend of the River (1952)

****

The Wild One (1953)

****

Narco Mexico (Season 2)

*****

Grizzly Man (2005)

*****

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar (2018)

*****

This World: Three Days of Terror: the Charlie Hebedo Massacre

*****

Viva Zapata! (1952)

****

2020 Las Vegas Nevada Democratic Debate

***

Shane (1953)

*****

Gimme Shelter (1970)

****

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

****

The King of Communism (Nicolae Ceausescu)

****

Malcolm X Documentary (1972)

*****

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 10)

****

Tiger King (2020)

*****

Scarface (1983)

*****

Evil Genius (Netflix Documentary Series)

*****

ZZ Top That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

****

Evil Lives Here (Season 1)

*****

The Seventh Seal (1957)

*****

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer (2020)

****

Making of a Murderer (Season 1)

*****

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

*****

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)

****

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

***

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

*****

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

*****

The Act of Killing (2012)

*****

The Hustler (1961)

*****

The Last Waltz (1978)

****

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

*****

Manhattan (1979)

****

Bosch (Season 6)

*****

Schitt's Creek (Season 6)

***

Extraction (2020)

****

Devs (Season 1)

****

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

***

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Burn(2020)

*****

Patton Documentary (narrated by Ronald Reagan)

*****

Caliphate (Season 1)

****

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

****

Runaway Train (1985)

*****

The Last Dance

*****

Hoaxed (2019)

***

The Spanish Civil War (1983 BBC Documentary)

*****

The Bureau (French Show) S01

****

Rick and Morty (Season 4)

*****

Fauda (Season 1)

***

Training Day (2001)

***

LA 92 (2017)

*****

Mr. Jones (2019)

***

Seconds from Disaster: 9/11

****

Long Gone Summer (2020)

*****

Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

*****

The 13th Warrior (1999)

****

Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015)

*****

The Man Standing Next (2020)

*****

Prisoners (2013)

*****

Trotsky Biography (2017)

****

Above the Best (2019)

****

Tourist Trap (1979)

****

The Missouri Breaks (1976)

****

Midnight Express (1978)

****

Tread (2020)

*****

The Search for Ulysses (1966)

*****

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992)

****

Out of the Past (1947)

*****

Chris Distefano Size 38 Waist (2019)

**

Desire (1936)

*****

The French Connection (1971)

*****

Miller's Crossing (1990)

*****

Days of Heaven (1978)

***

Z (1969)

****

Haywire (2011)

****

Africa Addio (1966)

*****

America Under Siege – Antifa

****

Shanghai Express (1932)

*****

The Painted Veil (1934)

*****

1972 Canada Russia Series Game 8

*****

Des (2020)

*****

Ted Lasso (Gave up after 7 episodes)

**

Union Pacific (1939)

****

Challenger: The Final Flight

*****

Planet of the Humans (2020)

****

Fight Club (1999)

*****

Robocop (1987)

****

Withnail and I (1987)

*****

The Secret Garden (1993)

*****

The Merchant of Venice with Laurence Olivier (1973)

*****

King Lear with Paul Scofield (1971)

*****

The Putin Interviews with Oliver Stone (2017)

*****

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

****

Black Narcissus (1947)

*****

Stray Dog (1949) (Akira Kurosawa)

*****

The Red Shoes (1948)

*****

Harakiri (1962)

*****

The Loved One (1965)

****

Escape from New York (1981)

****

How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

****

Ikiru (1952)

*****

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

*****

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

*****

Theatre of Blood (1973)

*****

Throne of Blood (1957)

*****

Madhouse (1974)

****

Hamlet (1948)

*****

Charade (1963)

*****

Henry V (1944)

*****

Richard III (1955)

*****

It's Love I'm After (1937)

*****

Of Human Bondage (1934)

****

The Petrified Forest (1936)

*****

The Miracle at Morgan's Creek (1944)

*****

The Great McGinty (1940)

*****

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

*****

Holiday Inn (1942)

*****

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

*****



Here are the lists from 2019 and 2018.