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January 20, 2019

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A deplorable

You can't spell "Cranz" without a whole lot of Cra_Z. If it weren't for pussies, there'd be a bounty on them.

Hal

I blame Twitter.
and
Seriously? I blame the media.

It's both:

The overall issue has two parts.

One, that the planet wide internet is now utterly and absolutely ubiquitous and regularly accessed as easily as pulling out an equally ubiquitous cell phone.

Two, and the really major issue, the entirely resulting planet wide Eternal September, only this time with hipsters.

Forbes

Oh Alex Cranz is a girl?

More like a cross between a beached whale and a land shark. Gender-identity is a rumor. She's reportedly on the left in the photo below...

http://media.gizmodo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/hydro.jpg

Darleen

Isn't she a sweetheart.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Isn't she a sweetheart.

Dr. but not the useful kind Susan Schorn

Well, at least she has a shred of honesty...

Fen

Damn those white people and tbeir racist...

(spins wheel)

...smirk

Steve E

Isn't she a sweetheart.

Charming. She should be a tailor. She's very good and constructing things from whole cloth.

Steve E

*at* not *and*

NTSOG

Advocates for the Progressive Left in the USA are clearly trying to crucify the lad in the video. A so-called specialist on body-language has been enlisted to analyses his behaviour - but not the behaviour of the adult male who walked up to him [and his peers] and confronted him:

https://luckyottershaven.com/tag/covington-catholic-high-school/

The specialist claims that the lad[s] encroached on the Indian man's space, yet it was the adult who walked up to the lads:

''10/ Entering into another person’s interpersonal space (personal space and even intimate space) – is a body language behavior which very often provokes violence.

11/ While this is true for all genders, it’s particularly incendiary when two men are Whole Body Pointing toward each other (eyes, head, shoulders, torso, hips, and feet). Simply by turning 20º – 30º to one side will de-escalate the potential for physical confrontation.''

However it is not two ''men''. It is one senior and experienced political agitator confronting a 15 year old boy. What a bully.

Realmyiq2xu2

That woman has more issues than National Geographic.

David

Isn’t she a sweetheart.

And so a de-escalation expert stirs the shit gleefully, hoping to enrage.

It’s the way she just inserts this, seemingly at random:

Like most white boys in America, this kid east [sic], sleeps, and breathes racism and misgoyny [sic].

How Ms Schorn has divined this alleged fact is by no means clear. Perhaps she’s clairvoyant.

David

As with the ‘Google Memo’ saga - during which, the media’s near-total mendacity was actually quite shocking - it’s strange to witness, again, just how much of the media and commentating class is intensely dogmatic and… well, extremist. Yet, being surrounded largely by people who are eerily similar in their leanings, with similar educations and in-group expectations, they don’t seem to register their own uniform conceits as in any way contentious. And so, we watch them from a distance, marvelling at the ideological gulf.

I suppose this is what happens when a society allows the left to gain a chokehold on the education of its children.

David

Smiling “isn’t legally violence,” but...

Tom

As with the ‘Google Memo’ saga...

Not to open another topic David but have you by any chance read this? It's quite the missive. The first comment in the thread is by Damore himself and while not completely confirming the details he states that this person seems to have knowledge that only someone in Google could possibly have.

After going through it the lengths to which they were willing to go, and the fact that they had so many willing accomplices is both worrying, and quite frankly, enraging.

https://www.reddit.com/r/JamesDamore/comments/adpj0h/i_helped_google_screw_over_james_damore/

David

but have you by any chance read this?

I have now. Thanks.

David

A parody of the news reports on a parody of the news.

WTP

Ah, we’re over here on page two now...is there explicit knowledge as to the age on Nick Sandman and/or the Hodge kid? I keep seeing different numbers, 15, 16, 17, and even 14. The most specific report that I’ve seen refers to him as a junior which, this being January likely points to 16, though possibly 17. Of course the state of journalism is such that asking “how old is nick sandman” to google returns “no results found”. Don’t recall this info being so hard to find regarding Trevon Martin.

WTP

On that Damore post, my spidey senses are twitching. Reads a little too smoothly. Of particular concern is the part where it claims that their spying likely made his devices particularly slow, inhibiting his ability to organize support. I seriously doubt they would be slowed to that degree and if so, Damore would have mentioned it as suspicious at the time. Maybe he did and either way I could be wrong. I just sense that made-up feel/wording.

Tom

On that Damore post, my spidey senses are twitching.

I feel that way as well, but I look at how evil Google is, and I don't think it's hyperbolic to use that term given their known behaviour, and I can't help but still believe it's possible.

WTP

Tom, Agree. Nothing truly surprises me anymore. The actualization of things I’ve long suspected but have been socialized/gaslighted to shut up about piss me off, yes. Surprise, no.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Smiling “isn’t legally violence,” but...

Smiling, no, but smirking is racist fascist violence.

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

OK, no more posting without a proper keyboard after this.

David

but smirking is racist fascist violence.

Ah, but it isn’t just a problematic smile, all that dastardly “weaponised privilege.” Apparently, simply wearing a MAGA hat is now a “racist provocation” and an act of inexcusable harassment. And therefore, presumably, grounds for whatever retaliation the Mao-lings find appealing.

We’ve been here before, of course.

David

Another lovely woke-ling shares his thoughts:

Shun your friends, colleagues and relatives – make their lives painful - for the cause!

Mike

Shun your friends, colleagues and relatives – make their lives painful - for the cause!

I think you mean 'cult'.

David

I think you mean ‘cult’.

It does have an air of that about it - a mental narrowness. I also think it hints at a person’s character.

To flip things around for a moment, a peripheral relative of mine is a fairly hard-line socialist, and quite loud about it. She announces her socialism as if one couldn’t possibly demur and seems to imagine that anyone vaguely conservative must feast on the eyes of children. If implemented, her preferred policies would be profoundly unjust and economically ruinous. And yet… she and I can still share a joke, and a drink, at family gatherings. It wouldn’t occur to me to shun her at weddings and barbecues or connive to make her life painful and unpleasant. I rather like running into her.

Tom

Shun your friends, colleagues and relatives – make their lives painful - for the cause!

This isn't even new. Remember last year during the Kavanagh confirmation hearings I believe, that Maxine Waters (Bloviating Gasbag:CA) screeched outside the U.S. Capitol that people should get in the faces of Trump administration officials when they were out in public and deny them peace anywhere?

This lead to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, and her family, being run out of restaurant, Mitch McConnell being accosted on the way into a restaurant, and in his driveway, and a Florida state government official (Attorney-General I think?) being hounded out of a cinema with her date.

The problem, for the Left, is that adult government officials aren't very sympathetic figures but high school boys, whom the evidence has shown are innocent of the trumped-up (hah!) charges, are, very much so in fact.

If they keep pushing this they may be very unpleasantly surprised. One can only hope.

Tom

...and seems to imagine that anyone vaguely conservative must feast on the eyes of children

tsk...

Good Lord, we're not zombies, just the arms and thighs - like chicken.

What?

Dane Gunderson

I smirk at Alex Cranz(D) @alexcranz who is such a useless POS she hates a bullied child for her own delusional self loathing

David

It’s a racist hate crime, apparently. He does “political analysis.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It’s a racist hate crime, apparently...

TBF, that is one of the less vile ones.

Jonathan

Tucker Carlson goes to town on some of those responsible for the shit-show.

via Ryan Saavedra

Darleen

He does “political analysis.

I don't wear hats except the large straw one I have for gardening. But, dayum, I'm going to buy a MAGA one and wear it.

David

I don’t wear hats except the large straw one I have for gardening. But, dayum, I’m going to buy a MAGA one and wear it.

I don’t do hats either...

[ Runs fingers through hair lasciviously. ]

But I can understand the temptation.

WTP

So here's another thing on the hats...Seems lately every time I go out for the evening, or at least every other time, I run into someone with a "Resistance AF" or similar shirt on. Like, yeah dude. For realz. The French Underground used to advertise like that and they were f'n awesome, right? But I can count on one, uh, digit the number of in-the-flesh MAGA hats I've seen. That being the one in the office of a beach motel in Ft. Lauderdale back in 2016. Wasn't even in public. Was on a shelf. Not even on someone's head. Yet I see so-called "conservatives" saying it was inappropriate for these kids to wear a MAGA hat TO A POLITICAL EVENT IN WASHINGTON, DC...ahem...Sorry. I was afraid if I held that in any longer I'd get a hernia or something.

pst314

I don’t do hats either...

But you can dance if you want to. :-|

Boatswain's Mate

Y'know, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims (or at least portrays himself) to be a good progressive caring liberal. If that were so (rather than being just another run-of-the-mill greedy money-hog that the Ctrl-Left likes to rage against), one might think this weekend's chum-fest feeding frenzy would cause him to have his "Dr. Frankenstein moment," and realize that he has created a monster, whose monstrousness has grown beyond his ability to manage.

Twitter, through its vile, unthinking, uncaring userbase, will -- mark my words -- ultimately get someone (or multiple someones) killed such that it can be directly traced back to a tweet-storm or a hashtag campaign.

If Jack Dorsey had even an ounce of concern or compassion about this monster he's created and the innocent people the monster will so indiscriminately devour, he would shut Twitter down. For good. And see to it that no one could revive it.

WTP

You know, I normally wouldn't fault Jack Dorsey for what people do with his monster any more than I fault Smith & Wesson for thugs getting hold of their products and committing crimes. But Smith & Wesson isn't restricting some people from using their guns while letting others get away, literally (ABLILML), with murder. Once you get into that level of control of your product, you become responsible for what people do with it. Especially as he hasn't restricted the restricting to just real Nazis and ISIS and terrorists and such but has gone after people for the most innocuous of faux pas.

Boatswain's Mate

But Smith & Wesson isn't restricting some people from using their guns while letting others get away, literally (ABLILML), with murder. Once you get into that level of control of your product, you become responsible for what people do with it.

So much this.

If Dorsey just let Twitter be a free-for-all, then, like the owners of S&W or Sig Sauer or whomever, he could completely disclaim any responsibility for what others do with what he created.

But he doesn't. He allows his "Trust & Safety" team (as Orwellian a term as I've heard in a while) to pick "winners and losers" on the platform, such that if and when the "winners" end up causing the death of someone (whether out of sheer malice or unforgiving incompetence), he can't say then, "Hey, I have no control over this thing." Yeah, you've already shown you do, Jack.

Squires

Runs fingers through hair...

Stop oppressing have-nots with your shameless privilege.

David

Stop oppressing have-nots with your shameless privilege.

[ Eyes collection of manly styling products. ]

Richard Cranium

Runs fingers through hair...

Photos or it didn't happen. :)

Pst314

“ABLILML”

What?

Sam

Damn, always late to the good threads. Maybe there's causation there...Ahem, anyhow:

Between football and a major smoked meat project I managed to miss the original BRO-ha-ha on this and I find it absolutely fascinating that a nation-gripping "story", the pile-on, and the great retraction can all occur in the span of about 48 hours. Incredible.

I frankly despised Trump in the primary and still have mixed feelings about him. Upon his election I bemoaned another 4-8 years of celebrity worship after suffering the interminable years of Obama-bots worshiping their messiah. In that spirit I would gently mock those who wore it. Now? Today I'm purchasing an official MAGA-hat. Not only is it a piece of history, but a powerful tool for identifying unhinged radicals.

Also, RE reason magazine: yes, it has gone down. Yes, it has fairly consistently, though not 100%, sided with the Left in cultural battles. And yes, a few of their writers (namely Shika Dalmia, Robbie Soave, and Elizabeth Nolan-Brown) have taken moronic stances, in some cases in direct conflict with liberty. Having said all that, they DO take the principled and tough stances on several key subjects, namely gun rights, property rights, regulation, prostitution and substance prohibition. I'd score them as A- on free speech, and their campus reporting was ahead of its time. Though many might disagree with their stance on immigration, they are at least consistent there as well.

So, a qualified defense of the magazine. Unfortunately, as a result of the leftward shift the comment board went from one of the best in all the webz to a few doctrinaire righties and lefty shit-stirrers with only a handful of the old guard remaining. This development was good, though, as it led me to this board (the true best of the web) and all of you now can now bask in the brilliance of my hastily typed thoughts.

WTP

ABLILML - And By Literally I Literally Mean Literally. What? Everybody else got it. ;). It’s my pet peave that the word does not mean what it means anymore. Go ahead, look it up. Then join me in my woe. Just got tired of typing out the whole thing and figured everyone else was tired of reading it. But my OCD insists that I be clear when using that word. So...you know...

andy

pst314 Is it a bit sad that I totally get that reference?

pst314

ABLILML - And By Literally I Literally Mean Literally. What? Everybody else got it. ;).

Unfortunately, Google didn't, and only wanted to tell me all about "ableism". So I decided to direct my question to a more intelligent source. :-)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Runs fingers through hair...

Photos or it didn't happen. :)

Better still, the 10 Year Challenge, I've got one of you from 10 years ago, let's see the current.

jabrwok

pet peave

peeve...or is "peave" the British spelling?

:-P

Darleen

Nathan Phillips, Freon Ranger.

NTSOG

Nathan Phillips is trying to claim the high moral ground [and gain more attention] by wanting to meet with the students: He’s ''offering to travel as a delegate representing the international coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March to Covington Catholic High School in and have a dialogue about cultural appropriation, racism and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures,'' he said in a Tuesday news release. Further he states: “I have read the statement from Nick Sandmann, the student who stared at me for a long time. He did not apologize, and I believe there are intentional falsehoods in his testimony,…” and ”I’m just working for a better future for all of our children,” he said. “But, I can’t work with liars and thieves.” and ”He (Sandmann) stole my narrative, … From the time I hit that first beat of the drum until I hit the last beat, I was in prayer. Now all of a sudden, he’s the prayer guy and the passive one.”

It’s a bit hard to see the lad as the aggressor when he was standing in place with his school fellows where he was supposed to be and Phillips marched up and stuck a drum in his face without speaking. From a behavioural perspective the young lad did the right thing by standing still: he asserted his right to be where he was and did not back down to a Man who was being extremely provocative. He was not aggressive. Sandman’s active passivity was powerful and effective and I’m damn sure that Phillips did not expect a boy to be so strong. Now Phillips is trying to paint himself as a combination of Noble Indian and a Redeemer though it’s a bit hard to paint oneself as a healer when one has called the other party a liar and a thief. It is perhaps the word ”thief” that is of most importance: Nick Sandman, by being strong and maintaining self-control, ‘stole’ the attention Phillips wanted for himself. Phillips wants to get that attention back.

I hope they do not meet with Phillips; he will be reinforced immensely [by his apologists] for being the Noble Indian Redeemer.

Darleen

”He (Sandmann) stole my narrative"

Nice to have a confession from the Freon Ranger that he felt HE was in charge of a narrative HE was creating in opposition to the facts.

Fred the Fourth

Sandman should just say, "Hey, I learned from your generation never to trust anyone over 30. So take a hike."

Darleen

Holy crap. Make it stop.

Fred the Fourth

Wait, that Mass-crashing happened on the 19th? The day after the Mall incident? And we're just hearing about it now, only from CNA?
WTF.

pst314

Holy crap...

Where is his respect for "sacred spaces"? /spit

...Make it stop.

I hear that Nathan Phillips is now trying to raise money on the internet under the pretense that he is a Vietnam Veteran being victimized by white racists. That puts his false claims within reach of the law:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_Valor_Act_of_2013

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Nathan Phillips, Freon Ranger.

I LOLed. Shipley is a magician at exposing phonies, for the guys who were actually in, their embellishments are generally what trips them up. If he just said he was a vet, or a Vietnam Era vet, nobody would have said a thing.

Darleen

I won't take credit for coining "Freon Ranger" but it is brilliant and needs to be shared.

I immediately got this visual ala Dr. Strangelove where Major Kong is riding the bomb - Nathan Phillips riding a harvest gold 1970s refrigerator ...

Fred the Fourth

So. Nathan was "praying" the whole time He was banging his little drum in Sandmanns face. Cuz, Native American.
Ok
I'm an Elder of the EE (Traditional Rite) Community. I pray by attaching electrodes to convenient bystanders. The organically educed music is essential and sacred.
So no complaints later, K?

What a narcissist.

WTP

peeve

Yeah, that’s my other peeve. Hey, if Literally no longer literally means literally, I’m gonna use my own poetic license to spell how it looks right to me. Which would damn near qualifiy me to be a journalist anyway. Spit.

pst314

I'm an Elder of the EE (Traditional Rite) Community.

David, Fred drinks free tonight.

pst314

So. Nathan was "praying" the whole time He was banging his little drum in Sandmanns face.

I wonder what he was actually chanting. A quality audio recording and an expert translator might reveal something interesting.

Adam

Gosh! Throw out a term like "blame" in jest and stimulate an actual discussion.

I could just as well have blamed the red dye in the MAGA hat worn by the kid. Why is the hat red? Could that be a nod to Putin?

So, I now blame the color red when used in a MAGA hat, AND Twitter.

If the hat were blue would it elicit such reax?

Steve E

Nathan Phillips, Freon Ranger.

Next thing you know he’ll claim to have been the Mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwile, in today's exciting episode of Tales Of The Unbelievable...

The comments are gold:

Would have been a good opportunity for the woman to show why ads like that is important, yet she left the coffee shop leaving an uninformed male who may have been receptive to another outlook.
It is though, I learned about the patriarchy from my wife. If she wasn't patient with me enough to show how my actions are that of a male dominant society I would not be the advocate I am now for women rights. People don't willingly step outside their world view.

RTWT, commenter "XYDXX" is a real gem.

Darleen

Jaysus, Farnsworth, how do you stand more than 15 seconds of scrolling that stuff?

NO WONDER these future cat ladies resort to "Tinder dates" and they can't even get that right.

lotocoti

Has anyone rational explained how the lads were supposed to know the crazy-eyed old geezer, who emerged from the pack abusing them, was, in fact, a wise native Vietnam veteran elder bringing peace and harmony?
Or how a bunch of Kentucky boys are supposed to know the appropriate response to a Wattawanka tribal chant of racial healing?

Jim Whyte

Steve E, he's just a square.

(Must say I'm kinda fond of Allan Lamport myself.)

David

I’m sensing it may be time for an open thread. Here you go.

NTSOG

@ lotocoti: ''Has anyone rational explained how the lads were supposed to know the crazy-eyed old geezer...''

Reportedly Phillips marched up to girl first and she, terrified, took off. Then he went for young Mr Sandman who, as we have seen, is made from sterner stuff and, rightly, stood his ground.

Jim

Jonathan

Another charming person reacts:

via Battle Beagle

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Jaysus, Farnsworth, how do you stand more than 15 seconds of scrolling that stuff?

Morbid curiosity, an interest in psychological pathology, and Sun Tzu.

Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Mainly morbid curiosity, though.

David

Another charming person reacts

Bless her dear heart.

Hal

Bless her dear heart.

. . . . . She is volunteering to be targeted first, isn't she?

jabrwok

She is volunteering to be targeted first, isn't she?

She probably identifies as non-white.

pst314

Reply to Nathan Phillips and his leftist allies:

This really should be Reply of the Moron Horde, as a shout-out to the Ace of Spades blog.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_Cossacks

NTSOG

Those Zaporozian Cossacks had a way with words:

''O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are thou, that canst not slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil shits, and your army eats. Thou shalt not, thou son of a whore, make subjects of Christian sons; we have no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck thy mother....

So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!.''

I must remember to use some of their invective next time some idiot upsets me.

Jim.

pst314

"Those Zaporozian Cossacks had a way with words"

Yes indeed.

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