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March 08, 2017

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Sam

*raises hand*

Er, hasn't she 'appropriated' English?

David

Er, hasn't she ‘appropriated’ English?

I suspect that Ms Martinez and her associates would construe their use of English as further proof of their oppression as a conquered people.

David

if you are incapable of using a search engine and expect other people to educate you,

It’s worth noting how pervasive this manoeuvre has become. It’s cropped up repeatedly in the last few months. Being asked to explain one’s own demands is now deemed “emotional labour,” a “microaggression,” and thus unacceptable. Which is no doubt convenient for those whose political views aren’t load-bearing.

Thomas Fuller

The argument seems to be going down well – white folk are beginning to see Alegria's point of view. For example, one commenter notes:

I keep a 5 lb tire buddy under my pillow in the dorm. If this crap starts I am going to start cracking black and brown heads and ripping out hoop earrings. I am so sick of the hate and racism I experience every day from these so-called minorities. I really wouldn't care if a disease could be formulated to wipe them all out. Bunch of ungrateful parasites.

All very reasonable, and an illustration of the inestimable value of tertiary education.

[+]

Ain't no privilege like victim privilege.

David

Ain’t no privilege like victim privilege.

It does, I think, take a particular chutzpah to publicly claim to be oppressed - by other people’s earrings - while spending more than the median household income at a glorified holiday resort.

Jonathan

“The culture actually comes from a historical background of oppression and exclusion.”

I demand a safe zone, in the Americas, for oppressed Latinx people who've been forced against their will to live among their vile, white tormentors. I'd call it ,say, 'Latinx America', and I'd build a large wall to separate the happy, vibrant Latinx inhabitants from all the disgusting, miserable, imperialist whites so that they'd never again have to associate with them.
Checkmate bigots.

David

It seems to me that stoicism and gratitude are now two of the rarest virtues.

Jonathan

It seems to me that stoicism and gratitude are now two of the rarest virtues.

I wonder what the 300 Spanish shitlords who conquered Central America would think?

John D

if you are incapable of using a search engine and expect other people to educate you,

The search engine was invented by a guy from Barbados so Alegria Martinez shouldn't be allowed to use it. We could do this all day.

beau brix

It always amazes me that these people have a total moral blind spot regarding the Spanish invaders and the indigenous population. I betcha they wore hoops...

David

I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to hear that Ms Martinez is spending that $60,000 a year not on engineering or chemistry or astrophysics, but on “media studies with a concentration in critical theory.”

Microbillionaire
The search engine was invented by a guy from Barbados so Alegria Martinez shouldn't be allowed to use it. We could do this all day.

You could do this all day, I'm sure. But Alegria Martinez probably won't. Because I get the distinct impression Alegria Martinez doesn't have an intellectual abstract raceless principle here, she has a "fuck YT" principle underlying her acts. Rejecting search engines isn't a way of fucking YT, so why the hell should she listen to this nonsense of yours? You're treading fairly close to strawmanning - imputing to Martinez positions she hasn't endorsed.

R. Sherman

Scroll down and meet Ms. Martinez. Majoring in "Media Studies with a concentration in Critical Theory."

Bless her heart.

Microbillionaire

Also, David, while posting the above I got a rather odd error message:

Can't locate object method "new" via package "ArcheType::M::Audit::Asset" (perhaps you forgot to load "ArcheType::M::Audit::Asset"?)

Machine spirit is angry, apply more sacred machine oil.

R. Sherman

Sorry David. You beat me to it. She appears rather pallid to me, but I suppose I've learned nothing from Rachel Dolezal.

P

What's 'winged eyeliner'?

David

What’s ‘winged eyeliner’?

It’s not really my field, but I’m assuming it’s this sort of thing:

As modelled - bravely, proudly, heroically - by Ms Martinez herself.

David

I get the distinct impression Alegria Martinez doesn’t have an intellectual abstract raceless principle here, she has a “fuck YT” principle underlying her acts.

Those non-reciprocal values must be terribly convenient.

R. Sherman

Regarding "winged eyeliner," who's doing appropriation?

David

Regarding “winged eyeliner,” who’s doing appropriation?

Careful, you’ll set off the...

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HATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXON
HATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXONHATECRIMEKLAXON
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Oh bugger.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Scroll down and meet Ms. Martinez.

It is a bit sad that out of the lot of RAs on that page, the only ones who appear to be there for the education are the guys from India and Rwanda. One would almost think that coming from an un-privileged place makes one appreciate being at Pitzer for the education, and not the opportunity to hang out with other SJWs. I know, crazy talk.

I sneeze in threes

The 80's just rang, Phil Oakey wants his look back.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/sonicmoremusic.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/happy-birthday-philip-oakey-of-the-human-league/amp/

David

The 80’s just rang, Phil Oakey wants his look back.

Ah, back when Mr Oakey still had hair.

Captain Nemo

She's quite cute for one of those batshit crazy, mad-as-a-hatter, intersectional SJW types. That said I still wouldn't go near her with a barge pole.

jabrwok

Bunch of ungrateful parasites

Decades of identity politics and white-bashing are coming to a head.

YT

Whenever I see this abbreviation I always have a moment of cognitive dissonance. My first introduction to "YT" came via Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_, in which it meant something altogether different.

R. Sherman

BTW, it would appear in the pool photo, a young lady is sporting a two-piece swimsuit which is commonly known as a "bikini." French appropriation of the name of a Pacific Atoll to describe a garment worn in ancient Greece and Rome.

I, for one, am deeply offended by this example of Western Cultural Imperialism. I trust Ms. Martinez is about policing her charges' swimwear choices.

Joan

Where students are forking out $60,000 a year in the hope of being terribly downtrodden. Possibly by the pool.

Yes but is the pool heated?

#SJWsuffering

Steve E

Ms. Martinez boldly tells us:
"I am at Pitzer because: I love being part of a community that is passionate about serving the outside community (that I call home)."

One wonders if Ms. Martinez, as a member of the cadre that over uses the word community, knows what that word means. She could use a good dressing down from Inigo Montoya.

Jonathan

Regarding "winged eyeliner," who's doing appropriation?

I was thinking the same thing:

David

“I love being part of a community that is passionate about serving the outside community (that I call home).”

Hence the scolding of women for their choice of earrings.

David

Still, at least she isn’t taking a course in feminist blogging.

Steve E

There is no service like service with a scold. I believe you can even get fries with that.

Dr Cromarty

The 80’s just rang, Phil Oakey wants his look back.

With her impressive Angry Studies™ qualifications she'll be working as a waitress in a cocktail bar soon enough.

I'm here all week. Try the enchiladas.

Min

Still, at least she isn’t taking a course in feminist blogging.

If you have to take a course to start a blog you probably shouldn't bother.

David

If you have to take a course to start a blog you probably shouldn’t bother.

I don’t think you appreciate how immensely complicated blogging is. It’s not like brain surgery or air traffic control, where you can just wing it.

Teach_edward

Is it time to hide the Sharpies again?

David

I’m not familiar with the kind of thing I’m seeing.

JerryC

Yet another angry Conquistador-American. How very exciting.

David

So anyway… I just did an image search for “sharpie eyebrows.”

Is it too early for a glass of wine?

Sam Duncan

“It does, I think, take a particular chutzpah to publicly claim to be oppressed - by other people’s earrings - while spending more than the median household income at a glorified holiday resort.”

Exactly, David. I wish I had $60,000 to piss down the drain on a useless degree (although I'd probably put it to more productive use). Apparently the poor are now oppressing the rich. What a time to be alive.

dicentra

I suspect that Ms Martinez and her associates would construe their use of English as further proof of their oppression as a conquered people.

Because Spanish came from the Aztecs, dontcha know.

Darleen

Err.... when did Ms Martinez appropriate the makeup fashion of the 1960's as exclusively chola?

Paul Carlton

The thing that annoys me is the Asian and Middle Eastern people (amongst others) who culturally appropriated hoop earrings thousands of years before they were invented by Hispanic hipsters in the States.

How low will these people go to demean these deserving yet totally unprivileged students?

Paul Carlton

I'm a bit worried about the caterpillars on her forehead, they look as if they're going to attack each other.

Paul Carlton

It's nice to think that I'm not the only one who remembers Linda Ronstadt singing "Different Drum" with the Stone Poneys. One of Michael Nesmith's best songs in my estimation.

https://youtu.be/ZhtnB6kSCyA

R. Sherman

@Paul Carlton

Thanks for that. You just sent me down a Linda Ronstadt You Tube rabbit hole. Not complainin'. Just sayin'.

Sporkatus

There's someone at my place of work with wholly fictional and dramatic eyebrows, but I don't believe she's gone full Hatshepsut on eye makeup yet. Of course, she *is* dramatically pale with an English root last name...

A moment's cursory research has uncovered also that (as I suspected) some fairly large hoops were in use by both Celtic Iberians and the Greek - the one group somewhat responsible for portions of Evil Whitey's coloration and the other responsible for Evil Whitey's system of government. Once again, who is appropriating from whom?

TimT

Nobody may wear big earrings but me!

David

Nobody may wear big earrings but me!

Ah, but unlike all those other, less enlightened women, Ms Martinez has earned the right to wear big earrings, by virtue of… um, being intersectional. And because she can spell her own name.

Look, I don’t make the rules.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

And because she can spell her own name.

Yes, but only because it is on the name tag on her underwear, however, for many years she thought her name was Calvin Klein.

R. Sherman

...for many years she thought her name was Calvin Klein.

Old Joke: I was 10 years old before I realized by first name wasn't "Dammit."

juliaeryn

My heritage is greek.
Stop appropriating my democracy!

neal

Want better eyebrows? Join a blood cult, get shaved and tatted.

I used to wander around with a cheap pen and add the rest before they woke up.

Just asking for it. Hey, art! And a really pissed off mob.

I think the pencil moustaches might have been a bridge too far.

Probably should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

Or spent less time at the Alamo.

Sporkatus

Meanwhile, in news of "fur oil" and magnetic genitals, "women birth half the population"...

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/368764.php

I must say, the pain of phallic birth has been suffered too long in silence. Wait, wrong pain - more of an idiocy migraine.

Squires

...those whose political views aren’t load-bearing.

A wonderful turn of phrase in which what is said accurately describes what they aren't, and what is left unsaid illuminates what they are.

These are ornamental people, leading ornamental lives, seeking ornamental papers, among ornamental friends allies.

Also my first thought on Latinx was, "What is that, some sort of cat?"

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Also my first thought on Latinx was, "What is that, some sort of cat?"

I thought it was what these guys spoke.

John Duckett

I noticed a Maddie McCann in that class. Isn't someone looking for her in Portugal?

Spiny Norman

I suspect if she still lives, poor Maddie is "living the good life" in some Saudi prince's harem.

Hopp Singg

I'm a bit worried about the caterpillars on her forehead, they look as if they're going to attack each other.

Whatever you do, don't let them join forces....

David

In other news, assorted mental misfits spend their so-called Day Without Women amusing themselves by blocking traffic, pissing off random people and insulting them with racial comments, feigning victimhood, and then boasting about being arrested.

To show the world how vital and righteous they are.

Alice

It does, I think, take a particular chutzpah to publicly claim to be oppressed - by other people’s earrings - while spending more than the median household income at a glorified holiday resort.

Some people want childhood to last 70 years.

David

Some people want childhood to last 70 years.

If you wanted to see evidence of maturity and self-possession, the Pitzer College media studies department probably isn’t the first place to look, or indeed anywhere ‘progressives’ tend to gather. And I think that, for many, that’s the tacit appeal of identitarian leftism – it’s a chance to defer adult norms and an excuse to act out tantrums. But it is a strange thing, this combination of assumed superiority and infantile emoting. Remember, Ms Martinez and Ms Aguilera emailed the entire campus, repeatedly, with their views on hooped earrings and who should be allowed to wear them.

As sane people do.

And for a little perspective, it’s just occurred to me that when one of my nieces was the same age as these ladies, she was raising money for charity by trekking across the Sahara Desert. I doubt that hooped earrings and make-up were foremost in her mind.

Hal

Meanwhile, in news of "fur oil" and magnetic genitals, "women birth half the population"...

Do tell. Do they also tell who or what birthed the other half?

---Or instead of the one producing a child, is that supposed to refer to a variety of midwife?

Hal

. . . when one of my nieces was the same age as these ladies, she was raising money for charity by trekking across the Sahara Desert.

So, an initial thought is Whyyyyy???!?!?!?!

On an other tentacle, I can certainly see logic in A) I---we won't ask why---wanna go for s stroll across the Sahara. Which is then followed by B) Oh, look, I can get people to pay for the whole thing by telling 'em that the whole trip is for charity fundraising! Or something like that.

David

Or something like that.

Or not at all like that. More like, a young fitness enthusiast found a way to raise quite a lot of money for a charity of personal significance, to which I and many others were happy to contribute, while testing her own mettle.

Theophrastus

"Remember, Ms Martinez and Ms Aguilera emailed the entire campus, repeatedly, with their views on hooped earrings and who should be allowed to wear them."

That's what 'studying' "chicana feminist epistemology" does to you, David.

David

That’s what ‘studying’ “chicana feminist epistemology” does to you, David.

Well, I think that Angry Studies and its identitarian posturing tends to attract a high percentage of obnoxious, resentful, self-absorbed people and then gives them explicit permission to become much worse.

Matt

YT

Whenever I see this abbreviation I always have a moment of cognitive dissonance. My first introduction to "YT" came via Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_, in which it meant something altogether different.

Says something about the cultural circles I trend in that the abbreviation brings to mind "light space freighters manufactured by Corellian Engineering Corporation..."

Hal

. . . More like . . .

Or something like that, where I find your summary to be equally congruent and utterly unsurprising, and you have the advantage of knowing the first hand occurrence and being able to cite from that . . .

David

I find your summary to be equally congruent and utterly unsurprising

It’s not something I would have thought to do at her age. I mention it partly because we spend so much time here marvelling (or at least looking on in dismay) at endless examples of narcissism, fatuousness and arrested adolescence. It’s easy to forget that some young people are a bit more substantial and grown-up.

jones

Are these poor dears vaccinated?

What would the hideously white Jenner think?

MC

Paying $60k to educate someone too thick to look up the origins of what she thinks is 'her' look is a bit like putting lipstick on a pig. Although meedja studies and critical theory is not really education...

David

Paying $60k to educate someone too thick to look up the origins of what she thinks is ‘her’ look is a bit like putting lipstick on a pig.

Somewhat topical, the last item here, in which Dr Duke Pesta details the politically-induced ignorance of his students and the fact that it’s all but impossible, career-wise, for a professor to fail 40% of his students, even though 40% of his students really shouldn’t be there, even with lowered standards.

Hal

It’s not something I would have thought to do at her age.

Oh, and I will state, based on your description, quite well done, do feel free to extend my commendations.

. . . . . while also granting, but for the Sahara?!?!?!!!!!!

Matt G

"It is a bit sad that out of the lot of RAs on that page, the only ones who appear to be there for the education are the guys from India and Rwanda. "

The distractingly meticulous diversity prevelant amongst that gaggle of 'Resident Assistants' also suggests a somewhat non-organic selection/recruitment process too.

Indeed, I count just one white male student amongst their ranks who apparently managed to 'slip' through - perhaps to speciously fulfil the function of token white guy used as a smug rebuttal for whenever accusations of anti-white racism surface no doubt.

Still, I'm sure that said token white guy will still be one too many for the likes of Ms Martinez and her ilk though.

What wonderfully enlightened times we live in.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Do they also tell who or what birthed the other half?

As we learned from Toni The Tampon (available at David's Amazon link) men can have periods too, so it logically follows that men can have babies as well.

It is all clearly explained by The Party of Science !™.

Burnsie

What a nasty little Red Guard she would've been. Actually, what a nasty little Red Guard she aspires to be!

"Confess your crimes!" Thwack!

Burnsie

Meanwhile, students elsewhere are taking a much more somnolent approach to the revolution.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/08/southern-illinois-university-hosts-library-nap-ins-to-have-dreams-of-diversity/#ixzz4ap8ZkCPx

Jonathan

Will the oppression never end? ( Answer: no)

Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People, Says Study

Jenny R.

As an American of Italian extraction, who has relatives in NJ, I call Mzzz. Martinez's claims out:
she's appropriated the cultural calling cards of the Jersey Shore! She is a cultural thief and hypocrite!
Sentence her to be buried under 8 tons of scungilli salad in the public square!

David

Also somewhat related, here’s Dr Jordan Peterson, filmed at Ryerson University, chatting about some common leftists conceits. Note that his talks are denounced in advance as “dangerous,” “hateful” and “white male arrogance” by left-leaning umbrage-takers, most of whom claim, piously and repeatedly, to value “diversity” and “alternative views.” And all while trying to get Peterson’s talks cancelled.

The full two-hour discussion can can be found here.

David

she’s appropriated the cultural calling cards of the Jersey Shore!

Heh.

sk60

left-leaning umbrage-takers, most of whom claim, piously and repeatedly, to value “diversity” and “alternative views.” And all while trying to get Peterson’s talks cancelled

They're frightened of people who make them look stupid.

R. Sherman

Re: The Jordan Peterson Clips.

I'll save the longer one for later, but I enjoyed the first, especially the intro where the Harvard Psychology Professor mentions the "Left Pole," from which all directions are "Right Wing." (I'll assume there is a "Right Pole," as well, for some people.) Peterson's discussion at the end is quite apropos to this.

The problem is, that too many people view their political identity as some sort of backpack of prescribed beliefs which must be assumed in toto in order to preserve one's "authenticity." Or, it's like a fast food drive-through where someone orders a "Progressive Lifestyle," supersized with a diet Coke. It's either simple intellectual laziness, or it's intellectual feebleness. People either have no desire or ability to consider individual issues individually because they prefer the security of constant affirmation by whatever group they've chosen to join.

Aside: Some years ago, I was applauded as being quite progressive about an issue [criminal jurisprudence] and then denounced as a "racist" for another issue [border control] by the same person at the same social gathering within the space of one hour. As they say, "WTF!?!"

David

They’re frightened of people who make them look stupid.

Which isn’t all that difficult, so you can imagine their anxiety. Which in turn may explain the willingness to lie about what he actually says.

Pablito

Off topic, but here's a fun little round up of hoaxed 'hate crimes' post Trump's election...

http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/31/2016-the-year-of-the-hoax-hate-crime/

David

I’ll save the longer one for later,

The section on “unconscious bias,” on which so much of the “diversity” industry’s sinister overreach rests, is quite funny. For certain, somewhat dark values of funny.

David

People either have no desire or [no] ability to consider individual issues individually because they prefer the security of constant affirmation by whatever group they've chosen to join.

Well, in fairness, people generally have lives to live and other, more pressing concerns. If you were to ask me what I thought of some policy issue of the day, I might not know. I don’t have opinions on everything in the news. In fact, very little of it. But some people feel obliged to have an instant answer, or to pretend to, and so off-the-shelf tribalism is an obvious short-cut.

Lancastrian Oik

The problem is, that too many people view their political identity as some sort of backpack of prescribed beliefs which must be assumed in toto in order to preserve one's "authenticity." Or, it's like a fast food drive-through where someone orders a "Progressive Lifestyle," supersized with a diet Coke. It's either simple intellectual laziness, or it's intellectual feebleness. People either have no desire or ability to consider individual issues individually because they prefer the security of constant affirmation by whatever group they've chosen to join.

Spot on. I have always been baffled by the support for the "Palestinian struggle" by the majority of British lefties, especially since the advent of Hamas.

I gave up trying to square that particular circle a long time ago.

Daniel Ream

Remember, Ms Martinez and Ms Aguilera emailed the entire campus, repeatedly

How does that even work? Every university I've ever attended had a very short list of people who were permitted to mass email, and they were all employees of the PR/communications department. Any student that did this even once would have been in very hot water for abusing university computing resources.

[..] here’s Dr Jordan Peterson, filmed at Ryerson University [..]

It's called "Rye High" around here for a reason. It's also Canada's most reknowned journalism school. These two things are not unrelated.

Lionel Ebb

This is a total joy because I'm not sure whether it's a loony feminism kinda piece or a loony cultural appropriation kinda piece. Such a thrill to score a full house in loony virtue-signalling bingo: http://bit.ly/2cvLtsR

R. Sherman

Well, in fairness, people generally have lives to live and other, more pressing concerns. If you were to ask me what I thought of some policy issue of the day, I might not know.

Sure. That's the point. Instead of actually thinking about something and doing a bit of personal investigation and thinking, many would rather invoke the the "accepted" doctrine of whatever belief system they've assumed. It's no crime to say, "I've no opinion." Alas, too many people feel compelled to spew the "party line" without any reflection simply because that's what's expected.

PiperPaul

"beliefs which must be assumed in toto in order to preserve one's 'authenticity.'"

AKA, "Keepin' it real!", as so many of the lawn-trespassers say these days.

Peterson is a frigging hero, and being a psychologist, probably the best person to discuss the current Lunacy of the Left.

What he mentions about agreeability, conscientiousness, etc. with regards to (some) women is very interesting.

David

It’s no crime to say, “I’ve no opinion.”

Absolutely, it’s almost refreshing to hear. When someone who isn’t actually employed in politics appears to have views on everything political in the news, I find that a little weird, even suspicious. I mean, you have to wonder why they allowed politics to occupy so much space in their life. There are more important and rewarding things to do with one’s time, and ideally, I suppose, politics should occupy as little of that time as possible.

Hal

They're frightened of people who make them look stupid.

. . . Therefore, are they horrified every time they look into a mirror?

---Come to think of it, that might explain a good deal of hipster costuming and appearance that I've encountered.

Hal

the "Left Pole," from which all directions are "Right Wing." (I'll assume there is a "Right Pole," as well, for some people.)

Bingo.

In 2008, Barack Obama came from the Democrats, and therefore ostensibly came from the left wing, especially so after Hillary Clinton lost out during the 2008 campaigning. Therefore the left wing extremists had no choice but to support him: In fact, a particular facet of the 2008 campaign was the resulting extremely noisy adulation of the left wing extremists' worship of the perceived Carrier Of The Faith. Also in 2008, John McCain may not have necessarily been The Republican---all that The Maverick labeling after all---but in time he was the only option remaining for the right wing, and, with Palin on hand to present a hook for the rabid right wing to grab onto, Palin's presence also had the effect of dragging that non-Obama choice further off towards the right wing gutter.

In doing so, that rightwards delineation rather inspired the conservative voter---not the right wing voter, the conservative voter---to vote for the more conservative choice over the more right wing and extremely less conservative choice . . . And in 2008, the more conservative candidate, Obama, won because of the left wing votes combined with the conservative votes, collecting a popular vote of some 52% to 45%---those numbers according to Wikipedia . . .

By 2012, rather a bunch of the left wing extremists were enraged. Obama, being conservative, had not, after all, followed and carried out the tenets of The Left Wing Liberal Faith---One sign of such rage was the very early flurries of that very short lived Draft Clinton movement. However, especially with Clinton blatantly focusing on being the Secretary of State, the left wing liberals still ended up with no choice, as Obama continued to be of and from the Democrats.

At the same time though, Obama still continued to be the same conservative candidate that he had always been from the beginning . . . . and again that gave the right wing absolutely nowhere else to go but further to the right, continuing to focus on The Right Wing Liberal Faith---with the ongoing right wing liberal mantra of Romney Will Win because Romney Will Win because Romney Will Win---Oh, Bloody, Hell, what do you mean that even Fox is declaring that Obama has won?!?!?!?!!?

. . . .


During this transition time from the proven quite conservative Obama to the equally conservative Trump, election analysis and political observation is rather likely to range from intriguing through utterly hysterically funny, at least for all conservatives, if not anyone on the left or right wing liberal loony extremes. Two particular issues that have already started getting commentary are the matter of who voted or not, and the matter of how much of a shift there will actually be in the resulting update in government.

Addressing the matter of how much change will occur, even during the campaign Trump was already getting noted as being a mirror clone of Obama for the ideological fantasists . . . Obama was the conservative winner that the left wing liberals then bitched about, Trump is the conservative winner that the right wing liberals have already been bitching about. Before the election, one of the recurring congressional jokes was the right wing attempts to revoke the Obama health care program. Only three days after the election of the equally conservative candidate---not right wing, remember, but instead, conservative---, there is already a scattering of headlines stating that Trump is looking at keeping in place great masses of that same Obama health care program, details to be following.

dicentra

Or spent less time at the Alamo.

I find that the naturally cool air in the basement is worth the price of admission.

"women birth half the population"...

But this uniquely female ability is NOT celebrated by feminism: it has been reviled for its oppressive powers for at least 100 years, because childbearing and raising children is extremely time-consuming and biologically taxing and it keeps you from competing head-to-head with men in the workplace.

Of course some feminists who yield to the Prime Directive also "celebrate" childbearing to justify their "selling out" the Sisterhood. And then there's wazzerface, the bright light who stated that her moral compass was located in her hoo-ha.

Yes, this bright light.

you have to wonder why they allowed politics to occupy so much space in their life

I imagine it's less about politics per se and more about self-perception: Spouting scripture at every turn is a means to borrow authority, intelligence, and virtue that you yourself do not possess.

Did I say "scripture"? I meant to say…

…no, I mean scripture. That's how left-wing talking points function these days, the only difference being that there's no claim to everlasting from the foundation authority, but rather is putative authority is in its supposed novelty, because like technology, every new version is an improvement on the old.

Except for Microsoft products, which practice conservation of functionality by removing as many features as they add.

Hal

"women birth half the population"...

Remember everyone, in all circumstances, If it weren't for half the people in the United States, the other half would be all of them.

Hal

…no, I mean scripture. That's how left-wing talking points function these days, . . .

. . . sometime in the last couple of months someone posted here of left wing assertions not being reasoned statements but instead being very much the analogue to the right wing versions of go to church and recite the declaration of faith . . . I got reminded of that one recently and tried to track it down, don't even remember if it was a comment by David or someone else, but it certainly did describe assorted actions . . .

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