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February 08, 2019

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WTP

Yeah. I thought it was pro but of course some snowflakes are prone to thinking everyone is on their side. Sarcasm and irony are sooo hard these dats.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile in Baltimore, an intersectional conundrum.

“I Julia Beck]got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission as the only lesbian, simply for stating biological facts,” she said. “After a months long witch hunt I was found guilty of ‘violence.’ My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns.”

There is no ungood like doubleplus ungood doublethink.

pst314

Meanwhile, I hope to hell this is just someone trolling.

Yes, it's a satire account.

pst314

"...kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission as the only lesbian, simply for stating biological facts"

I suppose she's being branded a TERF--Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist.
Even some otherwise sane non-queer people seem to be getting on board with the idea that if a man "identifies" as a woman then he really is a woman, the rationale being that there's something in his hormones that makes his brain work differently. But why can't they settle for "feels more like a woman than a man" and not insist on "is a woman"?
I've known a lot of oddballs, and I've found that it's a lot easier to get along with oddballs who accept that they are odd. When they insist that they are normal and everyone must adjust their behavior to suit them then things tend to get...difficult.

Darleen

Real racism in action

Why should millions of perfectly normal adolescents, not all of them ghettoized, resist being educated? The reason is that they know deep down that due to the color of their skin, less is expected of them. This they deeply resent. How could they not resent being seen as less capable? It makes perfect psychological sense. Being very young, however, they cannot articulate their resentment, or understand the reasons for it, especially since the adults in charge hide the truth. So they take out their rage on the only ones they can: themselves and their teachers.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Great moments in feminism:

WTP

Real racism in action

Hate to say it but I only got 3/4 way through because I stopped caring. Because it seems to me the teachers refused to care about themselves. They take that crap, allowing themselves to be bullied. If they simply refused to put up with it, to realize their own self worth is superior to what was being returned to them, the system would either have to deal with the situation or fail completely. I really don’t think I’m being glib. I can’t say for sure that if teaching was my passion that I myself wouldn’t put up with that, but it is also very likely that the foresight and information I had as a student is the very reason that teaching is not my passion. I often thought that I might retire into that profession but my experiences volunteering in our school system have disabused me of that idea. I really tire of hearing my relatives who are teachers and my friends and coworkers whose wives are teachers bitch about how bad teachers get abused in pay and in other regards. It’s getting really, really hard to not say anything. But then perhaps that makes me part of the problem.

jabrwok

The armor is modeled on the armor of the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K. A quick web search will turn up plenty of examples. I don't think the sword is an exact copy though.

Connor

Thanks for all the work (and laughs), David.

Tip jar has been hit.

David

Tip jar has been hit.

Bless you, sir. May you never discover that your toothbrush is in dire need of charging twenty minutes before you have to leave for a dental appointment.

Patrick Brown

The TERF wars seem to me to be a struggle between two groups of loonies who both think women are the master race and men are sub-human. They both agree that a profane man cannot possibly achieve the sacred state of womanhood, but they square the circle of trans women in different ways. One group says trans women are still men, trying to infiltrate womanhood for their own nefarious mannish reasons. The other group says trans women have always been women, and were never men in any sense. Caitlin Jenner was never Bruce Jenner, and anyone who says different is an evil bigot.

If it wasn't for he fact that the second group has taken control of a number of British police forces and is trying to thought-police social media, I'd say leave them to it.

pst314

I'd say leave them to it.

Insert "let them fight" meme.

Sam

I may update the blogroll over the next few days. If anyone has additions to suggest...

I've been pushing this criminally under-subscribed chap who excels at taking the piss, but he might be a bit...crass...for this fine establishment.

Pogonip

Hi Patrick,

I saw that news story where the lady was jailed for refusing to call some guy “she.” Is defamation a criminal offense in Britain? That’s what she was charged with. In all the States defamation is a civil offense.

I retire in 2 months, thank God, so I won’t have to deal with this even if my employer decides to hire a boy insisting he’s named Sue. I know I’d goof up and depend on my lying eyes.

jabrwok

Razorfist, aka The Rageaholic is entertaining, though a bit coarse in his verbiage.

Blue Collar Logic is often common-sensical, and generally SFW.

Liberty's Torch is frequently though-provoking.

David

but he might be a bit...crass...for this fine establishment.

[ Does second pass with can of Oust. ]

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I may update the blogroll over the next few days. If anyone has additions to suggest...

Dave Cullen.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVb4m_5QHhZElT47E1oODg/videos

David

Dave Cullen.

He’s right about Brie Larson’s lack of presence or charisma, and about her woke pieties being repellent and insulting to a large chunk of the audience on which her career depends. Ms Larson boasts that she doesn’t much care for the views of “white dudes.” I wonder if that extends to ticket sales too? It’s all a bit uppity for someone who’s basically been hired to jump about and look pretty.

And someone give that man a lozenge.

WTP

They’re Italians, so of course it must all be very confusing...

Fabrizio Galli, who created the float, said in an interview that the sword contains a phrase that can mean “here’s your fucking tariffs,” according to Heavy.com.

“It’s a joke, but in fact he’s trying to destroy nations with the economy instead of nuclear missiles,” he was quoted as saying. “This is one of the strongest actions, let’s say, that powerful people like Trump can use.”

Galli went into more depth on the festival’s website, which listed the float’s title as “The Master Drone” and referred to the president as “God Emperor Trump.”

He wrote:

“Donald wants to go back to the moon, travel to Mars and create the first space army. Ultras Marines? Mega Marines? The time of intellectuals, philosophers and of old and worn culture is over. We have entered the era of fantasy, videogames and virtual life.” “The Master-Drone flies over the Viareggio boardwalk as we prepare to pay the price,” he added.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-parade-float-italy_us_5c611a4ae4b0eec79b254486

sk60

Tomorrow, Saturday, is this blog’s twelfth birthday.

Don't stop now. Have bunged some quids in the tip jar.

David

Have bunged some quids in the tip jar.

Bless you, sir. May you never know the dilemma of a young niece asking to look at your new phone, her hands outstretched, with fingers that are much greasier than fingers ought to be.

Baceseras

David, if you update the blogroll, winceandnod, a wordpress joint, has excellent links: some overlap with what you've already got running down your side, still a lot I'd never see otherwise.

pst314

Meanwhile, I hope to hell this is just someone trolling.

Yes, it's a satire account.

And now the account has been suspended for the heinous crime of saririzing the left.

Pogonip

Better late than never: Happy New Year! Especially to my fellow Pigs. 🐖

Paul

Thanks for some good reads. Your tip jar has been hit.

David

Bless you, sir. May your kitchen sponge always be fragrant, hygienic and free of toast crumbs.

Pogonip

Nuke the wet sponge every couple of days for 90 seconds to keep it sanitary.

Tman

Your consistency in maintaining such a high quality corner of the webs is only matched by its quality, to another 12 more!

David

Once again, thanks to all who’ve chipped in (including all those much too shy to say hello), or who’ve subscribed, or done shopping via the Amazon links. It’s much appreciated.

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