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October 05, 2018

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Black Ball

Male feminist. Like the young chap who roundhoused an anti abortion woman? Sure it's been posted already but worth another read.
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/abortion-protest-kick-video-toronto-canada-pro-life-marie-claire-bissonnette-a8569386.html%3famp

PiperPaul

"It’s a sink, it’s a stove, it’s a fridge"

Pfft, check out this whole MOVING KITCHEN AND BATHROOM in a place I almost rented recently:

http://www.movehomemodule.com/en/design.html#bloc1

R. Sherman

The funny thing about the "male feminist ally" is that he honestly things that because he was "only" trying to kick her phone, that constitutes a defense to assault and indeed, is evidence of his "restraint." Evidently actually tweeted as much. Further, his "righteous" indignation at engaging a pro-life activist justifies his behavior--which including defacing other women's clothing--in any event.

We are in a very scary place, and it's difficult to envision an end that is not going to involve substantial civil unrest.

Fay

More taxpayer funded performance "art" for your viewing and olfactory pleasure.

David

Morning, all.

We are in a very scary place,

Yes, but Mr Hunt, our super-woke hairdresser and feminist ally, is empowering women and defending their rights by gleefully assaulting a woman whose opinion differs from his own, and then assaulting her again, having already assaulted other people, including a 10-year-old girl, and then bravely fleeing the scene before the police arrive. Presumably, holding differing opinions is not a right that women should be permitted to have.

As noted here and elsewhere, the fact that so many feminists have a sour and resentful view of men may in part be explained by the kind of ‘woke’ men that feminists choose to associate with.

TimT

Can someone please sub the original Tetris music to the 'Warsaw Tetris' video?

TimT

Contrabassoon? Auf Deutsch, it becomes das Kontrafaggot!

David

das Kontrafaggot

Well, I, for one, have learned something today.

David

Menfolk of Florida.

JuliaM

“He’s raping us through technology.”

Didn't 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' get there first?

JuliaM

"Toilet dilemma of note."

Well, you're in the right place, at least!

sk60

Toilet dilemma of note.

Is that how Spider-Man got his powers?

David

Is that how Spider-Man got his powers?

[ Slides fancy cocktail along bar. ]

On the house, sir.

JuliaM

Not entirely unrelated (it's technology):

https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1047856406341320706

David

Not entirely unrelated (it’s technology):

If anyone’s getting aroused by that, I’m fetching the hose.

Ray

Not entirely unrelated (it’s technology):

Erm, so it can tap, slide and scroll itself?

This is how Skynet starts, isn't it?

David

Not entirely unrelated (it’s technology):

And who here hasn’t wanted a phone that can scuttle under sofa and hide?

Rafi

behold ye a super-woke hairstylist-activist and male feminist ally.

*Real* male feminism has never been tried. Or something.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

It's Fagott (and stressed on the second syllable), not Faggot.

David

Ballsy bird.

Joan

"A new gender equality group in the town hall consists exclusively of women"

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=https://www.stockholmdirekt.se/disqus/nyheter/ny-jamstalldhetsgrupp-i-stadshuset-bestar-enbart-av-kvinnor/aRKohs!r5SvLM0BUEfArkrC%40Ai2ew/&prev=search">https://www.stockholmdirekt.se/disqus/nyheter/ny-jamstalldhetsgrupp-i-stadshuset-bestar-enbart-av-kvinnor/aRKohs!r5SvLM0BUEfArkrC%40Ai2ew/&prev=search">https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=https://www.stockholmdirekt.se/disqus/nyheter/ny-jamstalldhetsgrupp-i-stadshuset-bestar-enbart-av-kvinnor/aRKohs!r5SvLM0BUEfArkrC%40Ai2ew/&prev=search

Joan

Try again. https://twitter.com/Kulturz/status/1047956520158285824

David

Get it together, Joan. :-)

Runcie Balspune

I think the sink-stove-fridge combination are popular in narrow boats, the fridge runs off the same gas as the stove and the hot water.

The face of the nipple-guy afterwards is a picture.

David

The face of the nipple-guy afterwards is a picture.

Don’t forget the pre-feat nipple warm-up. Which is a sentence I didn’t expect to be typing.

David

We’ve seen Nipple Guy before, of course.

Some of the ladies here are still recovering from the erotic trauma.

Black Ball

Lawn bowling season starts here Down Under. Cheap drinks, high quality is always good. Coming off 4 pennant flags in a row. Life couldn't be better. Although punching Male feminist would be nice.

David

Trusted with scissors.

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BBC news.

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-45743376

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The hairdresser is just like Gandhi, just ask zim.

For you lot in the UK, you TV license fee at work:

Dr Cromarty

The male bit of male feminist ally may be pushing it a bit.

Damian
Yes, but Mr Hunt, our super-woke hairdresser and feminist ally, is empowering women and defending their rights by gleefully assaulting a woman whose opinion differs from his own, and then assaulting her again, having already assaulted other people, including a 10-year-old girl, and then bravely fleeing the scene before the police arrive.

As James Fitzjames Stephen said in his book Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (with only a minor editorial addition):

On the other hand, a man who has a disinterested love for the human race — that is to say, who has got a fixed idea about some way of providing for the management of the concerns of mankind — is an unaccountable person with whom it is difficult to deal upon any well-known and recognized principles, and who is capable of making his love for [wo]men in general the ground of all sorts of violence against [wo]men in particular.
Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Hello skipper, bomb aimer here..."

For you lot in the UK suffering under the TV license scheme, the BBC redeems itself.

More here from when reporters were not just activist hacks an had giant clanging ones.

David

and who is capable of making his love for [wo]men in general the ground of all sorts of violence against [wo]men in particular

Yes, when people gush with their alleged love of mankind, or of some subsection thereof, I tend to raise an eyebrow and quietly check that the revolver is loaded. Just in case.

Adam

I assume that Google will be cautioned to remove or modify, the definition of "woman" from its dictionary. They should also be required to publish a public apology and pay a fine. After all, the definition as "adult human female" has been declared hate speech. Will Google execs be banned from traveling to the UK? As purveyors of hate speech they have no place in civil society.

Darleen

We are in a very scary place

Because the commies (really, they are up front about calling themselves that) not only shutdown a "change my mind" table at a university, but also is doxxing the WrongThink students and calling to "ensure repercussions".

David

doxxing the WrongThink students and calling to “ensure repercussions”.

I haven’t followed the Kavanaugh drama in any detail, but we seem to have arrived at a point where even the notions of evidence and due process are deemed scandalously offensive by self-imagined intellectuals.

Darleen

we seem to have arrived at a point where even the notions of evidence and due process are deemed scandalously offensive by self-imagined intellectuals

All the world's a stage and it's playing The Crucible.

Sam

Magazines of yore

I clicked on the "Let's Read Ms Magazine from 1974" and was treated to a lecture from the blogger that, despite making progress, we still have lots of institutional sexism to deal with today.

I look forward to the day when this rotten religion is cast off by wider society, because I've never known anything that is so simultaneously stupid and ubiquitous.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... self-imagined intellectuals.

When The World's Greatest Deliberative Body™ is trying to get to the secret meaning of a high school fart joke, I cannot imagine why you use such a slur as "self-imagined".

David

When The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body™ is trying to get to the secret meaning of a high school fart joke,

Part of me is tempted to ask, but, no. I’ll be good.

Pogonip

David, can you get revolvers in England? I thought you couldn’t?

Darleen

trying to get to the secret meaning of a high school fart joke

Who knew the Democratic Party was filled with such prigs over 1980's high school boy behavior? I mean, it is just priggishness, right?

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@Pogonip

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearms_policy_in_the_United_Kingdom

WTP

trying to get to the secret meaning of a high school fart joke

Who knew the Democratic Party was filled with such prigs over 1980's high school boy behavior? I mean, it is just priggishness, right?

Nah. Their assholes and degenerate scum. This was quite apparent after what happened to George Zimmerman. Don't recall if Kavanaugh spoke up on that or not but if he did not, as much as I hate to say it he deserves what he's had to endure. Just him though. Not his wife nor daughters nor his extended family nor what little remains of the sane people in this country. I really have no words. Well, those words sure. I've gotten to the point where I look at pretty much everyone I meet in daily life, especially some of my leftist (though they think of themselves as centrists) co-workers, with contempt and loathing. Not sure if that's redundant, too lazy to look it up, but if it is it was necessary.

WTP

"They're" not "Their", obviously. But since I'm reposting...ah, f' it.

Darleen

but if he did not

Um, he's a current 12th circuit judge; he's not allowed to make statements about other jurisdictions.

And the Kafkatrapping where the Dems in the hearings over his yearbooks and the Blasey Fraud charges - being buttfucked on national tv and when he reacts like a normal person, he suddenly is not "temperamentally suited" to be a judge. (and he had have been deferential "please sir, may I have another" he would have been labeled "cold, unfeeling, robotic")

He deserved none of this. At all.

I'm not just angry, I'm furious.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I mean, it is just priggishness, right?

No, it all goes back to the Groucho Marx song, "...whatever it is, I'm against it..."

Kavanaugh is scum because he likes beer, but Trump is scum because he is a teetotaler, #MeToo, but Pence is scum because he won't have dinner alone with a woman not his wife, etc, etc.

Darleen

WTP

I would point you to the leftwing media (redundant) treatment of Judge Don Willet when his name was floated as a possible SCOTUS nominee. He has a Twitter account where he frequently posts about puppies, Calvin & Hobbes, and :::gasp::: dad jokes.

But suddenly that benign social media presence was malevolent: "the judge's frequent tweeting last year raises questions for some of judicial impartiality."

Can you imagine if Kavanaugh had weighed in on ANY court case?

pst314

Magazines of yore

I clicked on the "Let’s Read Life Magazine, January 4, 1937" and was treated to a lecture on the evils of hunting:

"If you missed my update last week, I decided for ethical reasons not to do Outdoor Life because after looking through it the magazine was more like Outdoor Murder. It’s been a rough enough couple of weeks without my having to write about and look at pictures of dead animal hunting trophies on top of that."

The actual Life Magazine excerpts were far less interesting than they could have been, due to frequent smartass comments.

Connor

Dissonance detected.

There are four lights.

WTP

I'm not just angry, I'm furious.

Hey, I'm with you on this. I've been po'd about this lynch mob mentality since I sat down and read through the court documents from the Zimmerman trial. My mistake on expecting K to have spoken up. But still applies to many of his defenders. And most of the people in this country. Pathetic little crowd followers. Worms have more backbone when the chips are down. That Zimmerman situation was utter and complete BS. Yeah, they found him not guilty but his life is ruined. Of course Zimmerman's another one to some extent. I'm quite certain that if that had been someone else in his shoes, he would have been a part of the lynch mob or approving of such.

R. Sherman

I'm not just angry, I'm furious.

The truly frightening thing is how similar the current #MeToo climate is to the satanic child sex abuse hysteria of late '80s and '90s, which I experienced as a young lawyer. The parallels are striking, including giving probative value to mere accusations, the fear of triers of fact to be labeled "soft" on assaults against women, the belief that alleged victims don't lie, the veneration of stories which are patently absurd, the proliferation of "experts" whose sole purpose is to provide allegedly "scientific" cover to the abolition of due process, the ease with which lives can be ruined ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

For the record, though, I don't believe for a second that the Democrats believe any of the allegations leveled against Kavanaugh. Rather, I think this was/is a deliberate attempt to fabricate objections from whole cloth and demonstrates conclusively what they would do if they ever return to power.

David

There are four lights.

The problem being the paper’s pretence that the individual in question is a woman, rather than a trans woman, or in this case, a bedlamite with an appetite for children. I’ll concede an extra trans category, to accommodate people with gender dysphoria; but the expectation that we should perceive one thing, quite vividly, and pretend not to see it, and indeed pretend to see its opposite, is… faintly insulting.

Sam Duncan

Japanese Formula 1 fans. Also the people who wave them. And their hats.

“How to detect extra dimensions.”

Count your dimensions. If you have more than four, you've detected an extra one.

“All the world's a stage and it's playing The Crucible.”

Pour that lady a drink, barkeep. On me.

“I'm not just angry, I'm furious.”

Heh. Can anyone say “backfired”?

Darleen

e current #MeToo climate is to the satanic child sex abuse hysteria of late '80s and '90s, which I experienced as a young lawyer.

We may have spoken of this before. I know I've been talking about it with friends around my age that recall that time.

I live in SoCal and was a young mom at the time. The coverage of the case in the time before the internet where tv & major newspapers alone decided the information stream was salacious, fear-mongering, and totally on board with the moral panic.

And the more bizarre the stories out of the children, the more the "Believe the Children" mob dug in their heels.

The local DA in the McMartin case actually had the grounds of the school dug up in search of the "secret tunnels" the children recalled in "recovered memories."

David

Pour that lady a drink, barkeep. On me.

Darleen, I think you’ve pulled.

WTP

Heh. Can anyone say “backfired”?

Don't count your chickens yet. There seems to be, IMNSHO, a serious misunderstanding by people on the right who correlate the degree of stupidity, of obvious and glaring stupidity exposed and that stupidity sinking in such as to influence the average voter. I work with people who I am sure if asked to check a box would count themselves as "leaning conservative" or MoR or Independent. Yet these people are all-in on Keynsianism, global warming, higher minimum wage, white privilege (though not to the degree of most lefties), etc. Elon Musk is their hero. They emphasize the Democrat in DemSoc. These people, some in their 40's some millennials (actually one of the most reasonable ones is a millennial, he's just not old enough to truly understand yet) have been so brainwashed to fear anything they perceive as coming from the right that were I to wager, I'd bet they vote D. Especially in regard to our (Florida) governor and senate races. They mock Trump on an almost daily basis. I can guess the lead story on NPR based on morning break room conversations.

R. Sherman

The local DA in the McMartin case actually had the grounds of the school dug up in search of the "secret tunnels" the children recalled in "recovered memories."

I once had a prominent medical doctor, who was a) a professor at a local medical school and b) the founder and head of an "institute" concerned with child sexual abuse, testify that physical corroborating evidence was irrelevant to determining whether abuse occurred, and in fact, the absence of such evidence should be taken as proof of the severe trauma experienced by a child. Fortunately, the judge in my case (was defending, obviously) was "old school" and didn't buy it, but such were the times.

There were a few lone voices in the wilderness trying to talk reason, but they were marginalized within the psychiatric/psychological/social work community and labeled "deniers."

I could go on, but the frenzy was amazing and caused me to truly understand how easily a mob can lose its collective mind.

Pogonip

Yes, I remember it too, and it reminds me of Metoo also. It’s human nature to join the crowd.

WTP

It's all the same crap. McMartin, Ferguson MO, Duke LaCross, Zimmerman, UVA frat house, on and on and on. But no one pays the price for these lynch mobs. We simply let the leftist clowns and screaming harpies ruin lives all around the country, then go back to our normal routines as if nothing really happened. No consequences. It's uncomfortable to bring it up after all, isn't it? Just best to let sleeping dogs lie. It's all water under the bridge. Oh-blah-dee-blah-duh. Meanwhile things that happened 50-75-100-150 years ago are remembered and commemorated. Streets and schools are renamed. Statues torn down.

Ten

I work with people who I am sure if asked to check a box would count themselves as "leaning conservative" or MoR or Independent. Yet these people are all-in on Keynsianism, global warming, higher minimum wage, white privilege (though not to the degree of most lefties), etc.

These people [...] have been so brainwashed to fear anything they perceive as coming from the right that were I to wager, I'd bet they vote D.

The right had one job. It blew it.

Pogonip

Is your dog oppressed?

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/fine-print-queer-dog-parks/

Pogonip

This reminds me of the lady who wrote Miss Manners wanting to know if telling your dog “Sit” was rude.

Miss Manners suggested “Please sit down and make yourself comfortable.” I hope the lady didn’t take her seriously; that’s a long string of words for a dog to follow! 🐶🐩

R. Sherman

But no one pays the price for these lynch mobs.

It's certainly rare, but it does happen. Rolling Stone got sued; D.A. Nifong in the Duke lacrosse case lost his law license.

The problem is one of fear. As I key this, Twitter is aflutter with Leftists demanding riots when Kavanaugh is confirmed and threatening to hound Republican Senators forever because of their votes. Setting aside the violations of various laws for threatening federal officers and inciting riots, the purpose is to send a message to the judges and politicians: Do what we want or we will harass you and your family until you comply. Social media artificially amplifies it as mentioned above and provides mental succor to the loons who contemplate it.

The question is locating the origins of such things. I hate go all "conspiracy nut," but I think the true instigators are so well insulated and protected that it's virtually impossible to hold them accountable.

Which is why I am not optimistic about our country's near term future.

Jen

"The doorstop that a Michigan man had been using since 1988 has turned out to be a meteorite worth $100,000."

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/10/05/Rock-used-as-doorstop-revealed-to-be-meteorite-worth-100K/7341538711420/

Pogonip

R. Sherman, they count on the Deplorables behaving in a gentlemanly and civilized fashion. That’s not necessarily a safe thing to count on. These things have a way of evening out—particularly when a lot of busywork-type jobs require security clearances of one sort or another. Harassing a Congressman is not advised if you wish to keep such a clearance. It is also illegal to harass a Federal official in the performance of his duties.

Ted Cruz could have had the whole lot of protesters arrested had he wanted to push it.

Pogonip

MY doorstop is a cast-iron cat scratching at the door.

Hmmmph.

WTP

These things have a way of evening out—particularly when a lot of busywork-type jobs require security clearances of one sort or another.

Certain kinds of people can violate security rules with impunity, even go so far as to setup email servers in their pantries or bathrooms through which classified information flows. Other people are berated to maintain a minimum three foot air gap between their computer on the unsecured network and their computer on the FBI network. Don’t ask me how I know, I might get prosecuted...or is it persecuted.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

OK, I guess it is a unique take on protesting, but not entirely sure what it was supposed to accomplish.

Pogonip

It was Unhappy Hour.

WTP

I thought you were supposed to get stoned in the morning and drunk in the afternoon...ah, but I suppose that’s if you’re the kind that ain’t asking nobody for nothing if you can’t get it on your own. Prolly other way round for the moocher crowd. But don’t go by me. We’re well past the afternoon, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Nate Whilk

Warsaw Tetris

No, Klotski. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klotski

William of Ockham

Chess and the patriarchy.
http://www.williamofockham.com/2018/10/05/checkmate-by-the-patriarchy/

JuliaM

"It was Unhappy Hour."

/applause for Pogonip

David

Always respect the media.

Because when you lose an argument, you must punish people.

Jonathan

The absolute state of modern Britain

via Orwell & Goode

Captain Nemo

Furniture rearrangement of note: https://twitter.com/iam_somov/status/1047889761791332352

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Always respect the media - and the blue check marked.

Also from the world of the blue check marked, the poor lady probably need this HuffingPaint Pest advice, as does this charming check marked lady.

The histrionics of this crowd are a marvel to behold.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Didn't 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' get there first?

And Demon Seed.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Smash Capitalism !

Because the quality of Soviet hair products and shave ice was vastly superior.

Pogonip

Thank you, JuliaM!

Pogonip

“I don’t drive, so I’m taking an Uber to the Smash Capitalism rally.”

Pogonip

HE’S 22? At first I misread it as 32.

David, are you feeling better? If not, have you tried Vicks Hump Fat on your chest?

David

Smash capitalism!

Ah yes, our betters. For some reason, the words that stood out were open relationship and English major.

David

David, are you feeling better?

Mostly restored. Apart from the hair, which is looking a tad flaccid and unloved. Do they do bad hair day sympathy cards?

Pst314

“I don’t drive, so...I mooch off others.”

MC

The Dwayne Wade wine case is sold out!! Please post these important messages sooner!

David

Alternative feet.

Via Obnoxio.

Nate Whilk

All the world's a stage and it's playing The Crucible.

Posted by: Darleen | October 05, 2018 at 15:42

Quoted for truth and in recognition of the mot juste.

Didn't 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' get there first?

Posted by: JuliaM | October 05, 2018 at 07:30

I don't remember that in the movie. Maybe you're thinking of "Demon Seed" (1977)? I remember Time magazine's review included something about the computer wanting to get into Julie Christie's "genes".

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LorRkFneli8

dw

Alternative feet.

Great for snow.

David

Great for snow.

I suspect balance might be impaired. Also, tightrope-walking and ballet would be changed forever.

Darleen

the words that stood out were open relationship and English major.

Sadly, "English Major" used to actually mean something. I was working towards that when life - marriage, kids - happened. I actually wanted to be a high school English teacher. I dreamed of introducing students to great books and how to write coherently. Maybe even advancing some to writing persuasively.

Alas, at the time I went back to college after kids were grown, the state of English-as-major and teaching in public schools was something I knew was pretty much lost to Leftism.

David

pretty much lost to Leftism

Now there’s a phrase for the age.

jabrwok

Mostly restored. Apart from the hair, which is looking a tad flaccid and unloved. Do they do bad hair day sympathy cards?

Something Better!

R. Sherman

Can we at least agree, on the job physical harassment/stalking should not be tolerated?

Pogonip

It’s 87 degrees here at 1630. This is not normal. I disapprove.

David

I’ll just leave this here, I think. ‘Night, all.

jabrwok

I’ll just leave this here

That's YUGE!

I wonder what SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH (BOO-YAH!) would have to say about it? Those women probably need to have some ice thrown on them lest they accuse the Earth of raping them some decades hence:-D.

R. Sherman

Let's just get on with it and go to page two. It's where all the cool kids are.

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