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February 26, 2018

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David

Also from the Andy Ngo article:

The discussion was followed by a Q&A. A PSU alumna from the women’s studies department complained that the stage-to-audience dynamic presented an intimidating power imbalance. “You guys are high [up]. You have microphones. We don’t,” she said. “This is perpetuating the status quo in the hierarchy.” [Philosophy professor, Peter] Boghossian invited her to join him at his next (stage-less) panel on intersectionality the following Monday. She didn’t come.

You’re shocked, I know.

Alice

Half a year later, the erroneous recipient initiated a formal complaint about the matter

Grudge.

David

Grudge.

There is, I think, a whiff of bad faith.

David
Intersectionality is where all the injustices, phobias, and –isms come together in the great banquet of identity group suffering, something like the palace of the devils, Pandemonium, in Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Heh.

sH2

"Grammar is a hideous function of white supremacy"

https://twitter.com/TheSafestSpace/status/967383549740552192

Captain Nemo

From SH2's link above, an English teacher who thinks standards are terribly oppressive. Because she's a great thinker, y'see, and she wants the world to know it:

https://mobile.twitter.com/hannendez/status/967532505560682498

David

Racism detected, outrage ensues.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Miss Zinnia Jones weighs in with another Deep Thought™ to enlighten us rubes.

There are a couple of puns in there, but I'm not going to touch them...

R. Sherman

From the Ngo article:

Helen Pluckrose recalled what one of the police officers had told her: “So why are you so radical and extreme and dangerous that I have to escort you off campus? You seemed very reasonable to me.” She still doesn’t have an answer. (Emphasis supplied.)

So, expressing what until a decade or so ago was (and continues to be among the majority of us) obvious truths is now "radical," "dangerous" and "extreme." It would be amusing were the contagion not working its way through the populace like a zombie virus.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of the perpetually aggrieved, someone has a bit of trouble with concepts.

David

“So why are you so radical and extreme and dangerous that I have to escort you off campus? You seemed very reasonable to me.”

It reminds me of one of my early defining experiences as a blogger. During a conversation with a left-leaning commenter who’s spent far too much of his adult life on campuses, I was told that the long, fairly civil discussion we were having, on statistical gender differences in aptitude and interest, would be difficult to have on a modern campus, practically taboo.

I can’t say things have improved in the ten years since.

Custard Cream

Farnsworth says he's not going to touch them. Heeheehee.

Liam

I was told that the long, fairly civil discussion we were having, on statistical gender differences in aptitude and interest, would be difficult to have on a modern campus, practically taboo.

That's the first thread I ever read here.

*feels old*

David

*feels old*

No refunds. Credit note only.

R. Sherman

It reminds me of one of my early defining experiences as a blogger.

In rereading that thread, what's striking is Dawg's seemingly deliberate misstatement of the issue. That is, the observation that there is a statistically demonstrable spectrum of interests and abilities among individuals within certain demographics is the equivalent of saying all individuals within a given demographic are exactly alike. Obviously, no one made that assertion, yet Dawg persistently argued against it.

Ten years ago, I would have dismissed his/her effort as intellectual laziness or deficiency. Now, it's becoming clear that such behavior is the result of malevolent intent.

R. Sherman

I should also mention, Dawg steadfastly refused to define what precisely made Larry Summer's statements so controversial and/or offensive, not to mention factually incorrect. S/he was arguing with a caricature of his/her own creation.

David

In rereading that thread, what’s striking is...

What’s striking to me is how odd it is to re-read your own comments from 10 bloody year ago. As I poked about, I kept thinking, “Bugger, I should have said this, or not said that, or said this other thing in a less cack-handed fashion.”

Still, training wheels.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Zinnia Jones brings us a first world problem; one JMS laments, "One more thing US healthcare insurers will never cover and 99% of us will never afford. Thanks though…"

I know you are asking what won't be covered, cancer treatment, new antibiotics, anti-dementia medications ?

No, none of those.

A recently developed plastic surgery technique offers the possibility of cosmetic hip widening using a new approach.

Why, you ask, is this necessary ?

While feminizing hormone therapy can produce extensive visible changes for trans women, one aspect of the body that remains largely unchanged is the skeletal structure. Trans women who were not treated with puberty blockers in adolescence generally lack options when it comes to fixed skeletal features, such as broader shoulders, a wide ribcage, and narrow hips.

There is a blinding flash of the obvious, that whole DNA thing is pesky. At any rate, the procedure calls for putting 3D printed implants on the iliac crests, and is supposed to result in this bit of false advertising as just flaring the iliac crests will not change the shape of the pelvic outlet, or the angle of the ishia at the pubic symphysis, both of which are determinants of where the acetabula and hence the femurs are, which are actually what determine hip width.

Regardless, Zinnia, being sufficiently Woke™ wants always to be inclusive.

Provided that this procedure is safe and effective, this may represent a novel cosmetic option for trans women (and anyone else) seeking a visibly wider pelvis through modification at the skeletal level.

Yes, a common request by cisheteromen reported by plastic surgeons is, "make my ass bigger, please."

R. Sherman

There is a blinding flash of the obvious, that whole DNA thing is pesky.

Farnsworth, you hater.

Yes, a common request by cisheteromen reported by plastic surgeons is, "make my ass bigger, please."

Well, it's obvious you're just jealous, because no one has gazed upon you and exclaimed, "'Dat ass!"

PiperPaul

"Even the women in there have been brainwashed!"


PiperPaul

"such behavior is the result of malevolent intent"

Do cult members realize they've been inducted into a cult?

The Phantom

David said: "It reminds me of one of my early defining experiences as a blogger."

That's because you were "arguing" with Dr. Dawg, one of the most notorious sea-lions out there and a life-long commie.

The defining moment I had as a blogger was when I realized that gun-confiscation proponents aren't interested in the truth. They are interested in confiscation and nothing else. They are inherently un-convincible, there is no argument or fact that can sway them in the slightest.

So often I see us running around trying to use facts and reason to talk to these apparent lunatics on the Left. They are not amenable to reason. They do not care what the facts are. They don't even care if their policies and plans will work. What they are interested in is making us knuckle under. So really the only response you need these days is "Make me, bitchez."

Some fool demands you address him as a woman, you say "No." Somebody wants to ban AR-15s, you say "come and take them" and buy five more.

http://phantomsoapbox.blogspot.ca/2018/02/you-wanted-more-trump-you-got-it.html

Clam

It reminds me of one of my early defining experiences as a blogger.

Wow. You're very patient, David. :-)

David

You’re very patient, David. :-)

When I am, which isn’t often, it doesn’t come naturally. You should hear me swearing at a faulty mouse, lumpy software or a tangle of coat hangers.

WTP

So often I see us running around trying to use facts and reason to talk to these apparent lunatics on the Left. They are not amenable to reason. They do not care what the facts are. They don't even care if their policies and plans will work. What they are interested in is making us knuckle under.

Yes. But we must meet them half-way. It's the only reasonable, grown-up thing to do. /sarc

Joan

"Primary school"...

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/25/backlash-drag-queens-primary-school/

tolkein

Tangle of coat hangers. I quite understand

May your coat hangers never get tangled.

Though I really like Tangled. The horse and the frying pan.

David

“Primary school”...

I hate to sound staid and stuffy, but I’m not quite sure how anxieties and stereotypes will be “challenged” by confronting primary school kids, four-year-olds, with adult drag acts. As if a pantomime drag queen, a caricature of a woman, a self-styed slag, were a radical and positive portrayal of what a gay person might look like, a “queer role model.”

David

Tangle of coat hangers. I quite understand

And then there was the Great Earbud Cable Crisis of 2017.

But it’s too soon, too raw. I can’t talk about it.

Jonathan

Steve Sailer dissects an article in the New York Times on why crypto currencies are sexist.

tl;dr: all those nerds that women find unattractive and who bought Bitcoin when it was worthless are actually stealing money from women.

Spiny Norman

You should hear me swearing at a faulty mouse, lumpy software or a tangle of coat hangers.

In this particular hovel, faulty mice get executed by meeting a solid surface at a high rate of speed; lumpy software causes me to yell at the monitor - a completely pointless gesture that I hope and pray no one witnessed - and coat hanger tangles get tossed to the floor and told in no uncertain terms to straighten their own damned selves out. Harumph.

Spiny Norman

And then there was the Great Earbud Cable Crisis of 2017.

Okay, now I'm certain eBay is spying on me. What should appear in my email inbox just now, but a promotion for Klipsch audiophile in-ear headphones (earbuds) at 80% off (normally $349, now $69 - today only!).

[ draws blinds ]

Pogonip

Ha! A mere coat hanger tangle? Try tackling a batch of coat hangers on which your father used half a roll of duct tape so they wouldn’t tangle. I remain traumatized.

Our mice work (we have the little bastards on minimum wage and if they try to organize we’ll get a cat). As for the little computer devices, Son of Pogonip’s been using the same one for 15 years. I think the brand is Dell, try it, maybe you’ll have better luck.

Pogonip

Hi Spiny Norman, all those sites spy on you, but they’re not very accurate. Amazon is firmly convinced that I’m African-American ( I am not now nor have I ever been black) and some computer somewhere thinks that, at 58, I would be interested in, and able to fit into, Victoria’s Secret products—I get their catalog about once a month. Son of Pogonip is very pleased with this state of affairs, even though he couldn’t fit into any of their products either.

champ

Miss Zinnia Jones weighs in with another Deep Thought™ to enlighten us rubes.

Shouldn't that be "Miss" Zinnia Jones?

jabrwok

But we must meet them half-way.

So we should only beat them *half* to death?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Shouldn't that be "Miss" Zinnia Jones?

Good point, it's getting so you can't tell the players without a scorecard.

Pogonip

Or a physical exam.

PiperPaul

After Spiny Norman's first sentence I envisioned something like this:



Was relieved but also a bit disappointed by the subsequent text.
You'll have to imagine the sound effects yourself, since it's just a GIF.

The Other Damian

The next statue that must come down right now is [check tea leaves; consult magic 8-ball] William McKinley.

http://www.madriverunion.com/opposition-to-city-councils-mckinley-removal-decision-begins-to-emerge/

Pogonip

I wrote my 1st book review today (not necessarily the first one I’ll post). It’s “The Stepford Wives,” because it’s short and has a simple plot, because I’ve never seen anything written about it that deals with what jumps right out at me, and because the younger, under-50 set may not know there was ever a book behind those two movies.

Now I gotta go clean the bathroom.

aelfheld

"Arrest them, and expel them, and maybe this will stop."

Run them over & it d----d sure will.

Hopp Singg

Another protester stated: “Nazis are not welcome in civil society.”

Try putting your sound equipment behind glass one night, so the protesters will have to break it in order to shut you up.

They'll never understand, but others will.

pst314

"Nazis are not welcome in civil society."

Leftists in general are not welcome. Those who do welcome them are not part of civil society.

Pogonip

Aelfheld: Yup, that’ll do it. 😄

I just wrote a review of “The Useful Book,” by Sharon and David Bowers, but that was quick. “This is great! Run right out and buy it!” If you buy it thru David, remember (all together, now)—no refunds. Credit note only.

Daniel Ream

Arrest them, and expel them, and maybe this will stop.

Being stupid has to hurt.

David

Being stupid has to hurt.

It’s generally how we learn. And we can’t have that. It’s also telling that when “social justice” Mao-lings issue their lists of preposterous, self-flattering demands, immunity from the normal consequences of their own behaviour is usually up near the top.

And let’s not forget Charles Davis, a professor of education at the University of Southern California, and a full-time fantasist, who insists that any hint of consequences for acts of thuggery on campus is “racist” and “unfair,” as it creates “an unsafe and threatening environment” for students who like to indulge in coercive and threatening behaviour. Expecting civility and reciprocal standards is now, we’re told, “white supremacy.” And “whiteness,” says Professor Davis, must be “destroyed.”

Again, this isn’t politics. It’s sociopathy.

Connor

Being stupid has to hurt.

"A University of California, San Diego student, Maria Ana Carrola Flores, is suing the school for failing to stop her from protesting President Donald Trump, a decision she says led to her being hit by a car on California's I-5 freeway".

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25484/injured-uc-san-diego-student-sues-school-failing-emily-zanotti

David

“A University of California, San Diego student, Maria Ana Carrola Flores, is suing the school for failing to stop her from protesting President Donald Trump, a decision she says led to her being hit by a car on California’s I-5 freeway”.

Ah yes, everyone is responsible for her actions, except her. I see UC San Diego is churning out a generation of moral titans.

As I said at the time,

Do we think that the “woke” students who amused themselves by blocking the motorway and harassing motorists will eventually come to realise that they were the aggressors? Will any of them empathise with the random drivers on whom they gratuitously imposed themselves in order to seem radical in front of their equally narcissistic friends? Will they, of their own volition, pause to consider how frightening it must be to be driving home, perhaps with the kids in tow, and then suddenly being confronted by a screaming mob sprawling into your path, in the dark, on a motorway, intent on who knows what? And will they understand how unwise it is for a driver to stop for a mob and allow themselves to be surrounded by it? I’m guessing that in each case the answer is no.

And if Ms Flores thinks it was terribly unfair of the driver in question to try to get away from the mob of which she chose to be part, maybe she should consider what can happen to people who don’t.

Lancastrian Oik

You should hear me swearing at a faulty mouse, lumpy software or a tangle of coat hangers.

Within the grounds of Oik Towers there is a pond, small in diameter but great in depth.

At the bottom of the pond lies a particularly uncooperative DVD player, complete with connecting cables, with which I lost patience late one Friday night having earlier spent several convivial hours on licensed premises.

Captain Nemo

Of course they have: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/27/labour-hires-transgender-model-said-white-people-racist-advisor/

Clement Attlee (a decent man, by all accounts) would be turning in his grave.

David

At the bottom of the pond lies a particularly uncooperative DVD player,

Don’t worry, you’re among friends here. We won’t judge you.

[ Quietly updates dossier. ]

Lancastrian Oik

Handy hints and tips on how to be progressive.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Handy hints and tips on how to be progressive.

Companion piece, Handy Guide To Left Wing People.

Many left-wing people have a very nice life, but they like to be sad. To help with this, they choose to be sad for other people...Left-wing activists are left-wing people who have an internet connection. They make the internet very loud.

RTWT...

David

“Nowadays left-wing people are middle-class people. Working class people are a big disappointment to left-wing people.”

Indeed.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

More much needed scholarly research for these troubled times, The Lactating Male.

Lactation and breastfeeding are typically viewed as inherently female activities...only female mammals nurse their own.[Well, this is groundbreaking]...this chapter questions this gender normativity of milk.[Of course.]...Male lactation thus understood blurs the distinction between male and female, between genders, between sex and gender itself, between sexual orientations, between nature and culture...

...and between normal and abnormal human physiology, but we'll gloss over that.

Meanwhile, another expert weighs in.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Related to the Guide To Left Wing People, an observation from elsewhere:

Which leaves me to ask: Are progressives ever happy? The answer of course is no, being happy would just make them sad.
Pst314

“The Lactating Male”

This was satirized decades ago (sixties?) by science fiction writer Thomas M Disch in a story about a young man of low intelligence with various psychological problems whose therapist prescribes sex surgery: get one lactating breast. Needless to say, this does not do anything to solve his problems.

Pst314

“Are progressives ever happy? The answer of course is no”

Not so: they look very happy when they are making others miserable.

R. Sherman

Which leaves me to ask: Are progressives ever happy? The answer of course is no, being happy would just make them sad.

Because, for the progressive, all human interaction is zero-sum. If they are happy, by definition, they have "stolen" that emotion from someone else. Thus, they must demonstrate their own moral innocence by constantly affecting a state of anger or fear or grief, even if that means appropriating the tribulations of others or fabricating outrage on behalf of those too benighted to realize their own horrid circumstances. It's why we're subjected to all those My-Eyes-Glaze-Over (MEGO) diatribes every fourth week in November about the horrors of the Thanksgiving holiday.

David
A couple of years ago, the Turkish president tried to get the German Chancellor to imprison a German comic for a very rude poem he’d read on air, on German television, that was insulting about the Turkish President, and the German authorities actually started a case against the comedian – for insulting the Turkish President, Erdoğan. And so I decided to launch an offensive poetry competition to offend the Turkish President. There was a £1000 cash prize.

It sort of took off and in the end the now-Foreign Secretary entered and won. That was great because, at the same time that the Germans were looking at imprisoning a comedian, the now-Foreign Secretary of the UK was guilty of precisely the same alleged crime, meaning it couldn’t become a crime… So, on the basis of that, I became very unpopular in Turkey…

There was one guy who just repeatedly sent me pornography of animals having sex… It was very hardcore. I didn’t block him because I sort of thought, well, somewhere in Turkey is a really angry man desperately finding horse pornography to send to me. And in a way I felt sorry for him, in that that’s what his life had come to. And [if I’d blocked him,] he’d be, “I’m the Donkey Porn Guy who got blocked by Douglas Murray.”

Joe Rogan talks with Douglas Murray.

pst314

So, David, is Turkey a Net Exporter of such stuff? :-)

David

is Turkey a Net Exporter of such stuff? :-)

It’s not really my area of expertise.

[ Eyes room for someone who looks like they might know. ]

WTP

pornography of animals having sex… It was very hardcore

I don't understand how to process that collection of words.

[ Eyes room for someone who looks like they might know. ]

R. Sherman

So, the last four comments bring this thread to a screeching halt.

David

I’ve never seen the place look so shifty.

pst314

(edges towards door)

David

Meanwhile.

WTP

So, the last four comments bring this thread to a screeching halt.
...
I’ve never seen the place look so shifty.


Captain Nemo

Meanwhile.

I posted that earlier, a little upthread. Well, not that exact tweet, but certainly the same story. I can't help feeling that all the Tories need to do in the next general election is print leaflets showing the various remarks made by people like that who are members/supporters of the Labour Party, and distribute them in their traditional strongholds in the north. I'd bet money on them winning a landslide. Yes, the current Tories are weak and useless, but in their favour they don't actually appear to hate vast swathes of the electorate and view them as an enemy to be destroyed.

MC

the current Tories are weak and useless, but in their favour they don't actually appear to hate vast swathes of the electorate and view them as an enemy to be destroyed

True, but you could not slide even a silver Rizla paper between the mainstream Tories of 2018 and New Labour a decade earlier. May is exactly the same sort of nannying big-state authoritarian as Gordon Brown.

I meant to say this earlier David, but bravo for for "recreational outrage'!

David

If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll rattle the spam filter.

Darleen

More woke than thou ....

OUT: Vagina Monologues

IN: Stripped

Particularly precious entry in The Victim Privilege Games

“This sounds selfish, but as a low-income, first gen, non-binary, queer, neuro-divergent, afro-latinx person from New York City it feels super rewarding to recreate Stripped each year because I am finding out that I am not alone … and that there are people out there who are struggling in similar ways,” George said.

David

Particularly precious entry in The Victim Privilege Games

Imagine my surprise on learning that the show that will “focus on issues of social justice, microaggressions, sexual violence, domestic violence, abortion, and body image.”

And if that’s not a good night out, I don’t know what is.

Daniel Ream

I’m guessing that in each case the answer is no.

If sociopaths like Yvette Felarca are any indication, there's no guessing. The pseudonymous Theodore Dalrymple has observed that in his interactions with incarcerated violent criminals, the one thing they had in common was a total psychological rejection of any agency or responsibility for their acts - "the knife just went in".

That's why it's so important that these activists be punished, and publicly, for their crimes against person and property. They'll never have their come-to-Jesus moment, but it's important that anyone else tempted to act out sees that there are consequences to such behaviour. Pour encourager les autres, you know.

Boatswain's Mate

(edges towards door)

(Was going to raise my hand for another drink, but am thinking maybe I'd better not.)

David

That’s why it’s so important that these activists be punished, and publicly, for their crimes against person and property.

Absolutely. It’s strange just how often “woke” posturing calls to mind the wife beater’s whisper of “Don’t make me hurt you, baby.” And the repeated failure to enforce the normal (and just) consequences for criminality and antisocial behaviour – a failure that can currently be seen on several fronts, often with institutional affirmation – is a sign of cultural decay.

Pete

And if Ms Flores thinks it was terribly unfair of the driver in question to try to get away from the mob of which she chose to be part, maybe she should consider what can happen to people who don’t.

That's horrible. What the hell is *wrong* with these people?

Pogonip

Re What’s-her-name Antonova: her prose ain’t any great shakes, either. Someone who can use that many words to say nothing should be writing political speeches.

David

That’s horrible. What the hell is *wrong* with these people?

What’s dismaying is that while the lone female motorist is being trapped and harassed by the mob of warriors for “social justice,” and while people are trying to smash the windscreen into her face – because terrifying random women is such fun, so hey, why not? - while all of this is happening, the Mao-lings amuse themselves by using their phones to record her distress.

As if it were the kind of thing that righteous people do.

pst314

"as a...neuro-divergent...person"

I.e., personality problems. Has trouble relating to people?

Pogonip

Pst314: “Neuro-divergent” is PC for “autistic.”

Social services lady: And are you neuro-divergent?

Son of Pogonip: No, I’m autistic.

Lady gets look on her face like he had issued a particularly pungent fart. 😄

Pogonip

He wasn’t kidding her, either. The autistic don’t, and can’t, kid. They take everything literally. But I don’t think she knew that, so it was pretty funny.

Edgar

With everyone pointing fingers in every direction these days, I have yet to hear anyone blame Bill Gates or Steve Jobs (PBUH) for starting this whole mess and "visioning" this gosh darn future we presently inhabit. And Al Gore who invented the Internet comes in for a fat slice of blame in my humble opinion.

Daniel Ream

[...] the repeated failure to enforce the normal (and just) consequences for criminality and antisocial behaviour [...] is a sign of cultural decay.

Giuliani's "broken windows" theory of crime prevention worked. When you demonstrate that small transgressions won't be tolerated, people won't escalate to the major ones.

pst314

Giuliani's "broken windows" theory of crime prevention worked. When you demonstrate that small transgressions won't be tolerated, people won't escalate to the major ones.

And that's why liberals opposed it: They claimed that they opposed it because it would not work, but in reality it was because they did not want those criminals to be punished.

Pogonip

George Clinton speaks words of wisdom:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/27/funkmaster-george-clinton-tired-constant-whining-cultural-appropriation/

pst314

...and between normal and abnormal human physiology, but we'll gloss over that.

We must now say "neurotypical" and "atypical", or "allistic" and "autistic". Those of us who are not autistic are members of the "Allistic Hegemony" and we commit actual violence every time we fail to accomdate those who behave in annoying and downright antisocial ways.

pst314

George Clinton speaks words of wisdom

Perhaps the Parliament of Funk could issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal. :-D

Pogonip

Actually the autistic are pretty tolerant of everyone else. All they ask is that you stick to the concrete and simple. To the autist, every language, even his native language, is a foreign language. Slow down. Use simple sentences. Don’t ask multi-part questions. “Did you have a good time? Who else went? How was the weather?” You and I could answer this easily but it’s overwhelming for the autist. Break it up. “Did you have a good time?” “ Yes.” “Who else went?” “The henchlesbians.” “How was the weather?” “Sunny.” And avoid slang, simile, and metaphor to the extent possible, they’ll be very grateful. To us “Those social justice warriors all have bees in their bonnets” makes perfect sense; to the autist it’s largely unintelligible. “Social justice” is too abstract for most of them, “ warriors” sounds like knights or samurai or Indians on the warpath, and they will be totally confused by why anybody would have bees swarming around in her hat. “Those girls sure act crazy” is a much better phrasing when talking to the autistic. They’ll be grateful. And when they don’t respond, they’re probably not mad at you. They’re probably just having a particularly bad verbal day and are saving their energy for important conversations like “I need this prescription refilled.” “Your insurance denied it blah blah blah.” Something like that can exhaust an autist for the rest of the day.

You Brits are probably thinking “I need a refill” IS straightforward. Not in the U. S. it isn’t. Thus the example.

Spiny Norman

pst314,

Perhaps the Parliament of Funk could issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal.

I'm having a very stressful evening, and that just made my day. Thank you so much! :-D

Pogonip

Now that I think about it, nothing in the U. S. is simple these days. I want my country back, and if I can’t have it back then I wish to go someplace less nutty.

The lunacy has reached the point where a lady who was carried into an emergency room received a $17K “surprise bill” because the ER doctor was not “in-network,” that is, the hospital itself had a contract with her insurance company but the particular doctor who treated her that night did not. She was expected to consider all this as she was rushed in. (Even our Congress finds this a tad unreasonable and may do sonething about it in 50 years or so.)

Pogonip

Spiny Norman, pst314: made my day, too!

I think the Parliament of Funk could govern better than those bozos we have now. They could scarcely do worse.

Fred the Fourth

Pogonip:
With many years behind me (my wife will damage me if I am more precise, timewise) of negotiating with non-native English speakers, I can unequivocally state that the virtues of the simple declarative sentence cannot be overstated.
Uh, or some sentiment along those lines. Uhm. Sorry.
What does a bloke have to do to get a drink around here?

Spiny Norman

Pogonip,

could govern better than those bozos we have now

Probably so, but I must say "useless do-nothing slugs" is somewhat superior to "actively malign" (if the Progressive Left were in the majority).

MC

If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll rattle the spam filter.

Was that me again? I thought it had started to like me! Well, I say like, I mean tolerate...

David

Spare a thought for we Brits as we endure Snowmageddon.

David

Was that me again?

Yes. I’ve no idea why you were knocked back at the door. You are wearing a tie, aren’t you?

MC

Of course I'm wearing a tie, surely no-one would think I'd hurriedly repurposed a large pocket handkerchief?

David

[ Slides nose-hair trimmer along bar. ]

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