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August 21, 2018

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David

I’ll just leave this here.

[ Starts ironing things and packing enormous overnight bag. ]

Connor

an opportunity to not think about whatever pretentious agonising is in fashion this week among our self-imagined betters.

Enjoy your detox, David.

Adam

A possible career move for David Hogg might be doing voice overs for robo-checkers.

"Get a move on, you old fucker, we're in charge now. Thank you for shpping with us."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Click through, Mr. Millennial doesn't quite grasp the concept of Hooter's restaurants, or it appears, the fundamental function of any waitresses (or waiters, for that matter), or, from his second tweet, just what the hell a restaurant is.

The mystery is why they wonder why people laugh at them.

Jen

via Dicentra, this.

That. :-D

jabrwok

There he goes, leaving us heathens unsupervised again!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Because there is no real crime about which to worry, and getting back to yesterday's question about the UK 5-0.

Is it a crime to say women don't have penises ?

A police force and a City mayor seem to think it might be. They are promising to investigate women who say so.

Right, do you have a license for that johnson ?

Monty James

He's gone?

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Alright, let's get that liquor cabinet open.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Apparently those sex ed classes aren't working too well.

dw

I understood that reference.

Darleen

Apparently those sex ed classes aren't working too well.

Those are the lesbians who have been bullied into accepting that, yes, women do have penises.

Sam

Pocket inequality.

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1031887841687744512

Something must be done!

Sam

I LOL'd at your first comment David. And I never LOL.

On an unrelated note, I noticed a pretty severe Adam's Apple on one of your Henchlesbian security contractors. I thought this place was TERF turf! I intend to write a letter to the union.

Enjoy your mental holiday.

pst314

I’ll just leave this here.

That's what you mean by "use coasters", David?

pst314

Pocket inequality. Something must be done!"

I first encountered that moronic complaint in the 1970's, from a gay Marxist who for all his Superior Intellect could not seem to fathom the workings of a free market: If enough women refuse to buy jeans with small pockets, and instead only buy men's jeans, then someone will start making women's jeans with big pockets. But no, the sexist capitalist patriarchy must be blamed.

JuliaM

You left the pickled eggs, right?

David

You left the pickled eggs, right?

I wouldn’t want you to starve.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...who for all his Superior Intellect could not seem to fathom the workings of a free market...

Not only that, it seems he could not fathom the concept of clothes sizes and proportions. Pockets are smaller on a woman's petite size, than the similar item in men's tall and fat, unless you want Pocket Equality, in which case the man will have an abundance of watch pockets, or the woman clown pockets that go from zipper to buttocks.

OTOH, maybe we could start a Clown Pocket fashion trend.

Hopp Singg

Maybe the govt should dictate that we all have to wear some kind of formless grey pajamas.

You know, like they teach in university.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Maybe the govt should dictate that we all have to wear some kind of formless grey pajamas.

Even that may not guarantee Pocket Equality as we can see here the oppressed female Soldier has been given smaller and most unequal front pockets compared to her patriarchal counterpart.

True Pocket Equality will only be achieved in The Glorious World of Next Tuesday™ when no one, regardless of gender(s), will even need pockets.

Pogonip

Why do those self-checkouts use that scolding voice, and why are they always so loud? I use them maybe once every 6 months, so I’m standing there reading the screen to get an idea of what’s next, and the damn thing just keeps shouting at me!

Adam

We won't need pockets because we will have nothing to hide in them. And we won't object to 3am no-knock raids because doing so would be evidence of guilt and obstruction of justice. The contents of a thought will not be criminalized when the mere formation of one is sufficient proof.

David Davis

God Bless You, Old Man. Have a fun time for a bit. Don't worry about us, you've given us lots to chew on while you are out.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why do those self-checkouts use that scolding voice, and why are they always so loud?

In The Glorious World of Next Tuesday™ when we don't need pockets your problem will be solved as there will be no self-checkouts, or any kind of checkouts of any kind, because all the goods and services you will need will be determined by the state and provided, if there are any, to you.

Daniel Ream

Why do those self-checkouts use that scolding voice, and why are they always so loud?

I always get in trouble with those. For some reason they keep insisting I pay the five cent bag fee. I keep explaining that the kiosk asked me how many plastic bags I want to buy, and the answer to that question is always "zero". I expect that buying $100+ worth of groceries entitles me to a couple of complimentary grocery bags.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Today's Puzzle Challenge !

There are 11 things wrong in the photo, can you spot them all ?

Governor Squid

Should we place bets on whose pants the beardo is trying to get into?

jabrwok

five cent bag fee

What is this "bag fee" of which you speak? Grocery bags are gratis here in the Great State of Texas!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What is this "bag fee" of which you speak?

I believe he is in The Great White North.

Meanwhile, this is not your grandfather's Wehrmacht.

In the Ostbayernschau mentioned in the beginning, in the Zelthalle No. 13, Stand No. 1359, Hauptfeldwebel (a. D.) L. advertises in Bundeswehr rock and pumps.

Apparently a recruiting thing, whole thing here and run it through a translator if you don't speak German.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

California (of course) high school gets a 100% score for diversity !

(College readiness 63.6/100)

Darleen

California (of course) high school gets a 100% score for diversity !

There's that word again.

Paging Inigo Montoya -- courtesy phone, please.

dicentra

The first thing I do at a self-checkout is turn the volume off.

Otherwise, it's a fist through the glass.

Daniel Ream

What is this "bag fee" of which you speak? Grocery bags are gratis here in the Great State of Texas!

I live just outside the City of Toronto, which instituted a mandatory five cent grocery bag fee municipally some years ago. That does not apply in my city, but the proximity to Toronto means the grocery stores like to claim it does as a way of pocketing a bit of extra cash.

This has led to more than one lengthy...conversation with a grocery store manager about fraud and the proper treatment of long-term customers. It doesn't help their case that within two blocks there's a luxury grocery store that gives bags away gratis. There's something quite entertaining about phoning them up and asking them politely how much they charge for plastic bags and having them cheerfully tell you they're complimentary and no, there is no municipal bag fee in this city - while the grocery store manager is standing in front of you listening.

Rafi

When your students say "Her ideas are not sane"...

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/48114/

Rafi

25,000 feet. No parachute.

https://twitter.com/kenradio/status/1031570060903477249

sH2

'The story of the man living in the Soviet Union who literally did not believe that Marks & Spencer was open to the public. He was sure it could only be accessible to Communist Party members'.

https://twitter.com/CommunistTerror/status/1031797260844195841

Farnsworth M Muldoon

When your students say "Her ideas are not sane"...

I don't see why.

...apparently the field is biased against “other-than-human persons.”

Right, I am not at all sure waht a "non-human person" is, but get back to me when pigeons start doing calculus.

Dr. Gutierrez' scholarship focuses on equity issues in mathematics education...the roles of uncertainty, tensions, and "Nepantla"* in teaching; and the political knowledge (and forms of creative insubordination) that mathematics teachers need to effectively rehumanize matematics...

Hang on, a minute ago she wanted to de-humanize math.

You will no doubt be surprised to learn that the good "Doctor" has a PhD in the highly demanding field of "Curriculum and Instruction".

*Nepanthia

Nepantla can also describe individuals or groups who are today in conflict with a larger, perhaps more globally reaching culture or ideology. Nepantla has also been identified as a tool for political change. Individuals who live within two different "worlds" or "cultures" can act as "fulcrum" to engage political change.

Nepantla as a concept has also been identified as a painful experience, where a person's sense of self has been "shattered." It can also signify a personal state of "invisibility and transition." Writer, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, described nepantla as time where individuals experience a loss of control and suffer anxiety and confusion as a result.

So basically a made up "Aztec" word for "it is all wypipo's fault."

R. Sherman

Writer, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, described nepantla as time where individuals experience a loss of control and suffer anxiety and confusion as a result.

So in other words, it's another attempt to turn some sort of mental/emotional pathology into a virtue.

Got it.

By all means, let's make sure the latest edition of the DSM becomes an integral part of teaching multiplication tables.

Related.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Sound dating advice for these troubled times.

R. Sherman

[T]his is not your grandfather's Wehrmacht.

Also related.

WTP

This has led to more than one lengthy...conversation with a grocery store manager about fraud and the proper treatment of long-term customers. It doesn't help their case that within two blocks there's a luxury grocery store that gives bags away gratis. There's something quite entertaining about phoning them up and asking them politely how much they charge for plastic bags and having them cheerfully tell you they're complimentary and no, there is no municipal bag fee in this city - while the grocery store manager is standing in front of you listening.

So here's the thing about this "bag fee" that I'm not getting. Similar to taxes (actually exactly like taxes but don't want to get into that philosophical argument), how do you know that the 5 cents/bag is not getting absorbed into the general cost of things being sold? How do the various governments track the number of bags distributed to the fees charged? It's five cents. I would guess there's about $10-$15 worth of food in a given bag? So what is 5 cents, a half of a percent or less? How is this supposed to impact people's bag/non-bag usage on a wide enough scale to have any serious impact? Which of course it's not. It's just another tax. Ah, but I said I didn't want to get into that argument. Sigh.

WTP

When your students say "Her ideas are not sane"...

From the University of Illinois @ Urbana. At least now we know what happened to the HAL 9000.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Also related.

Also also related, the German government has lost its mind.

A court in Germany has ruled that the recent deportation to Tunisia of a failed asylum seeker — an Islamist suspected of being a bodyguard for the former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden — was unlawful and that, at taxpayer expense, he must be immediately returned to Germany.

However, they will still sit and wonder why there is a growing "alt-right populist" movement.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Which of course it's not. It's just another tax. Ah, but I said I didn't want to get into that argument.

Yeah, but if you have the misfortune of living in one of those misbegotten places where they charge for bags, you can always screw with them by bringing your own. They are about two cents each at Amazon (Prime, even) for a case of 900, and given that you can use one indefinitely, they are essentially free, or you can sell them outside the store for four cents and double your money.

Governor Squid

When your students say "Her ideas are not sane"...

To be fair, just about any libertarian professor would have pages and pages of such comments against them. Can you imagine the reaction of a group of undergrads to the assertion that private charity is superior to the welfare state on every measure, both philosophical and practical? They'd throw rotten produce at you!

Daniel Ream

you can always screw with them by bringing your own.

No, that's the desired behaviour. You see, all the grocery stores sell reusable woven grocery bags made of recycled plastic manufactured in China. For $4.99.[1]

Also, you're thinking too small. My This Isn't Even My Final Form argument is to insist on buying a large, 3-digit prime number of individual bags. And demanding they be counted out individually so I know I'm getting all the bags I'm paying for. This will jam up the checkout line for at least twenty minutes.

To be fair, just about any libertarian professor would have pages and pages of such comments against them.

Well, yes. One of the reasons I don't think "look at this professor's ratings" is a particularly good argument is that 17-year olds are rarely good at evaluating professional competence.

[1] Which led to another lengthy conversation with the grocery store manager about the mass of the plastic in the reusable bag vs. the mass of several of the flimsies, plus the amount of diesel oil necessary to package up and ship all that plastic to China so it can be remanufactured and then shipped back. Saving the planet, we are.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

[1] Which led to another lengthy conversation with the grocery store manager about the mass of the plastic...Saving the planet, we are.

Next time you can also point out that they are breeding grounds for bacteria, unless you wash them out after every use, which is a further imposition on Gaia, or you can just get sick, which of course has no costs. OTOH,if you die from a nasty salmonella infection, you do reduce your carbon footprint drastically.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I suppose it was only a matter of time before they trotted out this old chestnut, if you don't accept "trans" people as what they claim to be on any given day, that is only because you are a latent "trans".

pst314

that is only because you are latent 'trans'

I have yet to hear a "moderate, reasonable" liberal object to such obnoxious BS.

jabrwok

that is only because you are latent 'trans'

So if they refuse to accept me as their Lord and Master (as which I identify) and abase themselves before me, then the only possible explanation is that they hate me and want to kill me.

Got it.

Joan

Racism quiz.

https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2018-8-11-manhattan-contrarian-weekend-quiz-racist-and-sexist-remarks-and-slurs

via Instapundit.

Governor Squid

...the only possible explanation is that they hate me and want to kill me.

"People who don't accept jabrwok as Lord and Master are insecure about their own divinity and divine identity so they take it out on other divine beings rather than being adults and getting over it."

Come to think of it, this sounds scarily believable, given the personalities we're looking at.

Squires

Come to think of it, this sounds scarily believable...

“A rider came amongst them and divided them in two,
Saying “Permitted!” and “Forbidden!” of all manner of things...”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A Massachusetts Republican (who knew there was such a thing) goes full Alinsky.

Legislation to add a “Gender X” option to driver’s license should have been a straightforward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican lawmaker managed to derail the bill by taking transgender ideology to its furthest extreme...Lyons told Carr he settled on demanding recognition for 73 different “genders,” as that was the number he reached by tallying the number of custom gender options Facebook offers.

Knowing that his liberal colleagues couldn’t rule any of the genders out of order without undermining the logic of transgender ideology, Lyons introduced each as a separate amendment to the bill the evening of July 31, each requiring 10 minutes of debate and three minutes to vote on.

The bill was pulled because he ran out the clock on the deadline for passing the thing because of the 73 separate debate/votes.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Right, I am not at all sure waht a "non-human person" is,

The professor seems inhuman.

TomJ

I'm pretty sure did prof hasn't undergone terrigenisis…

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In today's edition of "Academics Gone Wild"...

Men should say "menopause" three times a day.

Male [sic] academics should say the word ‘menopause’ at least three times a day in solidarity with their female colleagues, according to a fellow scholar.

Maybe it is like the shahada, say it three times and you turn into a "male feminist".

Dr Davies has also launched a menopause roadshow at the university and says workplaces need to become more menopause-friendly.

Let me guess, this will involve government mandates.

Last year, the university became the first in the UK to introduce a menopause policy...A report by the Government Equalities Office released in 2017 recommended that employers provide desk fans to help menopausal women manage their symptoms.

They should also provide cold water fountains, places to rest, special absence policies and ensure uniforms are made from non-synthetic materials.

Desk fans, it seems like only yesterday they were complaining that office air conditioning was too cold.

In a bid to open up the conversation she has organised the monthly Leicester Menopause Café, where male and female colleagues are encouraged to come together and chat about the middle-aged phenomena.

That is on the third Tuesday of every month, the fourth Friday is the Enlarged Prostate Bar and Grill.

Governor Squid

say it three times and you turn into a "male feminist".

Man, this remake of Beetlejuice looks even worse than I feared!

Is it even worth looking up Dr. Davies' bio to see if she's a woman of a certain age, or can we just take that for granted? Not that I'd ever suggest that this sort of initiative is usually a variation of "look at me!" dressed up in sympathetic trappings, mind you. Perish the thought!

...the fourth Friday is the Enlarged Prostate Bar and Grill.

I thought that was every night around three.

Theophrastus

This is interesting and likely to be mildly controversial:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Custard Cream

I read elsewhere that the cafe will be open monthly at first, then further and further apart, before stopping altogether.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...likely to be mildly controversial...

Yes, in much the same was as the battle of Stalingrad as mildly controversial.

The paper is from 2012, and of course author Jean-Phillipe Rustion has been declared by the Southern Poverty Law Center (AKA, The Shame of Alabama) to be an extremist because, whether his conclusions are right or wrong, he has had wrongthought about race.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Some people are racists and transracialphobes, who knows what these allegedly wypipo identify as ?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There is virtue signalling, and totally pointless virtue signalling.

Governor Squid

You just know that these halfwits roll their eyes and say "I know, right?" any time somebody mentions the 'conspicuous consumption' of the Eighties.

There's none so blind as who refuse to see.

WTP

Dudes, racism in America is still a very serious problem. This guy I work with was riding in a car with some black friends when they got stopped by the cops. Totally heard all about it. True story.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

First menopausal equality, now, menstrual equality

The activist recently created a music video (see below) discussing the struggles of having your period while not identifying as a woman in a quest for "menstrual equity" for all..."Because of that, I have to navigate the challenges of getting my period every month in a world that refuses to acknowledge that not everyone who gets their period is a woman..."

Actually, with the exception of a very, very, few anatomic abnormalities, yes they are. Someday this insanity is going to blow up like Krakatoa.

Pogonip

I’ve noticed orange tabby cats and orange-and-white cats tend to be the friendliest, followed by black cats. Siamese-colored alley cats seem the most frightened of people; maybe the Siamese-ing gene affects alley cats differently than it affects honest-to-God Siamese, by which I mean the pointed cat called wichien maat in Thailand, and fairly pure breeding lines thereof. the Siamese-ing gene is spreading rapidly through the U. S. cat population, and, cat behavior being what it is, this is likely to continue.

Haven’t personally noticed any color difference in aggression in dogs, but it’s common knowledge that red cocker spaniels are fairly likely to flip out and attack their owners; see also “Springer spaniel rage syndrome.”

Don’t have enough experience with farm animals to offer an opinion.

Governor Squid

"I have to navigate the challenges of getting my period every month in a world that refuses to acknowledge that not everyone who gets their period is a woman..."

Yes. Yes you do. And if you could 'navigate' without quite so much tantrum-throwing, the rest of us would be much obliged.

I, for one, have to navigate the challenges of wearing a hat every time I go outside in a world that refuses to acknowledge that not everybody's scalp is protected by hair, and yet you don't see me filming myself on the toilet singing plaintive tunes about it, now do you?

fnord

There is virtue signalling, and totally pointless virtue signalling.
=====

On the left we have Mr. sub box-o-rocks and on the right Ms. sub bag-of-hammers

Alex deWinter
"... not everyone who gets their period is a woman..."

Your uterus begs to differ, honey.

lotocoti

Cultural enrichment or hardcore libertarianism you decide.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Cultural enrichment or hardcore libertarianism...

Cultural enrichment.

Meanwhile in Ontario, vandalism or stupid mayor, you decide.

Hopp Singg

I’ve noticed orange tabby cats and orange-and-white cats tend to be the friendliest, followed by black cats.

And tortoise-shells have attitude.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Interesting video on almond milk production.

Daniel Ream

Meanwhile in Ontario

That's next door to me. And it's deliberate. Those crosswalks have been getting a lot of damage since they went up.

Pogonip

We only had one tortie, who was very sweet, but didn’t like to stay in the house. The barn was hers and she wanted to stay there no matter how cold it got. When it hit 20 below you’d bring her in and she’d pace impatiently in front of the door in between bouts of patrolling the windows.

Hopp Singg

We've had two torties now. The first I loved dearly and had to bathe once; I lost. The second I also love dearly, but occasionally call her our "psycho bitch" because of how she treats our other cat. Torties are special.

Pogonip

Go here:

http://messybeast.com/

for interesting material on the genetics of normal animal coloration, and discussions of various color mutations.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Those crosswalks have been getting a lot of damage since they went up.

Unpossible, that would suggest people don't like pandering politicians forcing upon them various virtue signals, positions, and ideologies.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

As it is Friday, in the spirit of Ephemera, the latest in probiotic drinks; redneck art, featuring deer butt alien heads; a tourist bus; for the USAsians, how free is your state ? To no one's surprise, NY, Hawaii, and California are the bottom three, though to be fair, there are some silly metrics.

Joan

Enrichment.

https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz/status/1032622244143525888

SumDumGuy

No, that's the desired behaviour. You see, all the grocery stores sell reusable woven grocery bags made of recycled plastic manufactured in China.

Bring a handful of plastic bags from another store. Maybe charge them a .05 bag fee.

WTP

how free is your state

Heh. Florida, freest state in the land of the free. Georgia #12. Tennessee #7....and Texas #21. My wife lived in Texas for a few years back in the late 70's/early 80's. Back then their Blue Laws prohibited the sale of kitchen ware on Sundays. Absurd.

Captain Nemo

As I'm missing the Friday Ephemera, here's a map showing all the countries where the Queen can be charged with a crime:

https://twitter.com/TerribleMaps/status/1032758207989596160

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh. Florida, freest state in the land of the free.

Only because of the parts attached to Alabama and Georgia, south of Crystal River is Northeast-Lite.

Lacking an individual income tax and featuring a hot climate, Florida has long enjoyed substantial migration of well-off retirees.

Hmmm. They misspelled "so hot Tarzan couldn't stand it", and after, "...well off retirees..." left off, "...stacked like cordwood south of Jupiter and around Tampa Bay and crazy mad to vote for democrats just like they did in New York."

Meanwhile, employment opportunities before universities invented Angry & Useless Studies departments, and ♫ We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when...♫.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Dateline Hollywood, where original ideas died long ago, Bewitched get a reboot.

The network has commissioned a pilot from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris in which witch Samantha is a black single mom who marries white mortal and slacker Darren...The pitch is that Samantha will discover 'that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America,' according to Deadline.

It never ends, it wouldn't surprise me to find Samantha's kid is a "trans" something or other too.

Governor Squid
The pitch is that Samantha will discover 'that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as choosing to marry a decently tall white man with a full head of hair.

Tell me I'm wrong.

WTP

Only because of the parts attached to Alabama and Georgia, south of Crystal River is Northeast-Lite.

Yes....Georgia at #12 and Allahbama at #28 gots us to #1. It's that addition by subtraction thing. I'd say our Northeast-lite ones are only here because we are freer. Though I would agree with you that they, or more likely their remoras, will likely be what ultimately drags us down. Much like Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, etc. What I find interesting every Christmas, as we take our annual drive up from FtL through coastal Broward and Palm Beach before crossing the Intracoastal and heading up I-95, is the incredible wealth on the coast and the miserable poverty in West Palm Beach. A tribute to those Kennedys and Posts and other patrician types.

Darleen

Squid

You're not wrong.

And how are they going to square making Darren a "slacker" (and object of derision, I'm assuming) with Samantha not just marrying him but staying with him and having him as dad to her child?

In the original Darren was a good provider, husband & dad and the couple was loving.

Darleen

Revolting Maolings

jabrwok

Re: Maolings.

"Serve the People" eh? Sounds like a cook-book.

pst314

Guard: The peasants left are revolting!
King: They certainly are.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Yes....Georgia at #12 and Allahbama at #28 gots us to #1. It's that addition by subtraction thing.

Well yeah, a big positive up north offsets the negatives down south where the people are packed like sardines.

Besides, it is a CATO thing which means Alabama got down dinged for not having a lottery, county by county liquor laws, and no "let's all smoke dope" legislation, and being a bunch of beltway bubbleheads, they will all want to move to God's Waiting Room when they retire so of course they are going to skew the score.

Also, I am sure the good people of Alabama like the bubbleheads to give a low score so it keeps the riff raff from north of the Line of Mason and Dixon away.

Sam

RE Bewitched reboot: It's incredibly insulting to even suggest that a strong black single mom "needs" a man in her life, especially a white man. Oh, and the magic thing is superfluous - did I mention she's a black single mom already?

Governor Squid

Maolings

If I understand this correctly, they're encouraging the formation of armed citizen* groups to defend their way of life and personal sovereignty against an unaccountable and overbearing government. Now where have I heard that before?

It's going to be fascinating to compare and contrast the treatment and coverage of this group with that of their counterparts to the north. If those groups are smart, they'll invest in some flags and bandanas, and perhaps some bilingual spokespeople.

* Or non-citizen, as the case may be.

Hopp Singg

Pogonip, great link, thanks.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If I understand this correctly, they're encouraging the formation of armed citizen* groups to defend their way of life and personal sovereignty against an unaccountable and overbearing government.

Not really, they are encouraging the formation of armed trustifarian revolutionary cosplayer groups to try to overthrow the government and force their brand of communism (masquerading as "social justice", "socialist democracy", or whatever the current buzz word is) on normal people.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A fool and his $895 are soon parted at "...this summer's "Women Teach Men" wellness retreat in the scenically mountainous town of Ojai, California." (Where else ?)

Surnow, who -- being a caustic feminist herself -- apparently needed her "faith in the male species" to be "renewed," attended the resort for a weekend in July so she could observe how forty well-earning men come to grips with the toxicity of their own sexuality.

Gosh, that sounds fun.

Darleen

Sins of the father

Conor Daly is paying for the sins of his father.

Conor’s father, Derek Daly, on Thursday admitted he had used a racial slur in a live radio interview in the early 1980s. Connor Daly was born in 1991.

On Friday, Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship decals from Conor Daly’s No. 6 NASCAR ride, saying that it didn’t want the distraction from their cause.

Lilly's full statement, via NASCAR reporter Chris Knight: “Our sponsorship in Saturday’s race is intended to raise awareness of treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes. Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will no longer run the No. 6 at Road America this weekend.

AND, Conor suffers from type 1 diabetes, too.

FUBAR.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You beat me to it, Darleen.

...the comments that surfaced this week...

"Surfaced", right. The big question is who the hell is pawing through the archives to see whose relatives said what as a condition of sponsorship. If they go that route, NASCAR will have no sponsors given its Southern heritage - not that that would be an entirely bad thing since NASCAR decided to become a spec car race series anyway. "Today Megalo Corp has pulled its sponsorship when it was learned that the grandfather of Jimmy Bob Johnson, the backup tire man of the #02 Bubba Brothers Chevrolet, shook hands with Bull Connor and voted for George Wallace."

Our sponsorship in Saturday’s race is intended to raise awareness of treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.

FUBAR indeed, nothing says "raising awareness" by removing all the on-car ads that raises awareness. Sooperjeniouses, they are.

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