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February 14, 2019

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Lord T

Looks like it is all good news. Snowflakes not having sex, most of them are not male or female and won't reproduce. If we just stopped them stealing our offspring and indoctrinating them they would be wiped out in a couple of generations.

Liz

Donald Trump leads a political cult whose members want to literally be inside of him,

Now laughing on a train. People are looking. :-D

David

People are looking.

No refunds. Credit note only.

sH2

Gonna need more towels.

The Sage

Conservative men are very turned on by the thought of seeing their wives or girlfriends with other men…

The origin of the term cuckservative, used to denote a certain class of "conservative", in fact

Clam

"Lefties project"

David

Setting aside the neuroticism and flights of erotic fancy, including spanking and incest, there’s also the conceit that the purported woes of a subset of lefties – in this case, Trump-induced erectile dysfunction - are somehow representative of “most Americans” and the nation as a whole.

It’s both grandiose and parochial.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You will be surprised to learn that Miss Block's professional qualifications include a histrionics drama degree from Yale, a masters in psychology from an unaccredited school that was bought out by an online university, and a "doctorate" from the also unaccredited "Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality" which is apparently know for its collection of adult films in its library.

Her learned output includes the "sex educational film series Dr. Suzy’s Squirt Salons", "Anal Food Rape in the CIA", and of course The Bonobo Way, so her insights are unimpeachable and she should be taken as a complete loon as gospel.

Mags

in this case, Trump-induced erectile dysfunction

Winning hugely.

Bill de Haan

Remember when General Jack D. Ripper in Doctor Strangelove was a parody?

The idea that a hyperventilating, over the top paranoid, who became hysterical at the thought of politicians selling them out, was such an exaggeration that even Kubrick was worried he might be too unbelievable.

He was simply a generation or two ahead of this time, that's all.

Squires

The “doctor” has what I would call a mighty selective knowledge of bonobos. No, they aren’t quite as jihad, jihad as chimpanzees, but they are far from peaceful. Adult bonobo sisters, for example, have been observed ambushing and tearing apart the unattended young of non-relation females.

Watcher In The Dark

Didn't Polly Toynbee once write something about Gordon Brown being some sort of viking sent to excitingly rescue us all?

I admit I have erotic fantasies about Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha in the TV show Vikings, but I draw the line at Mr Brown. He merely spanked the nation financially as PM, without any viking qualities as I recall.

Robin Melville

I mean, really? Just how deranged is the US media. I know that Mr Trump is an orange braggart, but how the hell are we supposed to believe that sane people have stopped having sex because of that. Trump-induced erectile disfunction? Really? When I became an accredited Psychiatric Nurse back then in the 1980's my Mum warned me that people who worked in those places became like that themselves. I can't, in retrospect, say she was wrong. But I can say that most of the patients in mental hospitals are, seriously, a lot less crazy than the people who write this stuff.

MC

Katheryn Winnick

OK, now I'm touching myself....

Madconductor

Anyway, this goes on for some time, the general thrust being that Trump voters are both repressed and depraved,....

I see what you did there.

David

This is my innocent face.

Burnsie

Someone better start flicking the lights on and off.

David



If you’ve quite finished.

Sporkatus

how the hell are we supposed to believe that sane people have stopped having sex

I daresay the question contains its own answer. If an historically-illiterate and histrionic media and mainstream culture dedicate every waking moment to the creation and popularization of insanity, then it's within the bounds of possibility that the phenomenon is widespread... without being sane qua sane.

Sam

We also cannot forget all of the “ammosexuals” who substitute their favourite guns for a working penis.

Putting aside the interesting feminist tendency to embrace the societal expectations of males when in order to mock their virility, I'm literally shaking right now from the literal violence she's committed against my chosen gender-identity. Speaking as an ammosexual in [current year], it's difficult enough living in a society that hates you, that wants to erase your existence every time there's a school shooting, without hateful bigots like Susan Block caliber-shaming my lived experience.

Western culture indoctrinates people to value non-lethal sexualities in order to oppress the brave, fierce individuals who identify as a 1956 Yugoslavian Mauser. When someone calls their penis a "sword" it only perpetuates the meleenormative, Blade Supremacist culture that literally kills ammosexuals daily. So I wear my powder burns with pride as I stand with the LGBT.38+P community!

Sam Duncan

“The fascist aesthetic can be very erotic for the followers.”

So they say. But... what “aesthetic” are we talking about here, precisely? MAGA hats? They're hardly black uniforms with silver braid and jackboots, are they?

Of course, to these people, every Republican presidential candidate is a herald of American Fascism. And frankly, the idea of Mitt Romney as the reincarnation of Hitler was as absurd as this dream I had about...

“Didn't Polly Toynbee once write something about Gordon Brown being some sort of viking sent to excitingly rescue us all?”

Wait... you saw it too? That actually happened? Gordon Brown, the world's dullest man (at least John Major had an interesting dad and a funny voice) as heroic viking warrior.

“By navigating at a heading of between 200 and 270 degrees for approximately, mmm, 2-400 miles, we intend to conduct a number of targetted operations involving, but not limited to, rape, pillage, and slaughter, in certain selected regions of the British Isles. This programme will be rolled out over the course of the next six months, and will involve a massive investment in the longboat industry as well as representing a vote of confidence in our armed forces.”

She's completely hatstand, that woman.

“Now laughing on a train.”

I've decided this is the best approach to “progressive” idiocy. Don't engage; they'll just bog you down with pedantry about peripherals, try to reframe the discussion, and if all else fails insult you to your face. Just laugh. A simple snort of derision can be even more effective in the right situation, such as whenever anyone mentions their “carbon footprint”, “food miles”, or “saving the planet”.

aelfheld

[...] the general thrust [...]

ISWYDT

"No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal." -- P.J. O'Rourke
MC

If you’ve quite finished.

Actually, I googled Dr Suzy and the moment passed...

Governor Squid

Speaking as an ammosexual in [current year], it's difficult enough living in a society that hates you, that wants to erase your existence every time there's a school shooting, without hateful bigots like Susan Block caliber-shaming my lived experience.

Full marks for that passage, Sam! David -- the next time Sam leaves an italics tag open, it would be my pleasure to endure the pickled egg "reward" on his behalf.

David

the next time Sam leaves an italics tag open,

I’m going to leave this here.

Just in case.

Forbes

It appears more likely that Trump has merely exposed the already existing mental health incapacity and disability of these loons. The sex angle is mere click bait. And displacement. And projection. And narcissism. The prog-left, again, exposes its lack of a self-awareness gene...

Sam

the next time Sam leaves an italics tag open

Ahem. The NEXT time? How very dare you, sir. My italicization is impeccable, so harrumph I say.

/nervously previews this comment 4 times

Spiny Norman

Sam (not Duncan),

So I wear my powder burns with pride as I stand with the LGBT.38+P community!

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David

It appears more likely that Trump has merely exposed the already existing mental health incapacity and disability of these loons.

The blogger Neo-neocon used the term plaque discloser, in that some people can agitate the left sufficiently to make them reveal themselves. It needn’t be Trump, of course. Jordan Peterson does it too, regularly, as does Janice Fiamengo, Heather Mac Donald, and any number of others. By simply refusing to defer and pretend, even when refusing in the politest possible way, they provoke a kind of malevolent hysteria.

Spiny Norman

Sam (Duncan),

Gordon Brown, the world's dullest man...

As a young dullard, did he ever show up at an employment agent's claiming he wanted to be a lion tamer?

Jeff Mauney

Leftoids are endlessly fascinated with sexual intercourse -- probably because no one with a job actually wants to sleep with them.

Bill de Haan

Breaking slightly with protocol, and quoting my own post

Remember when General Jack D. Ripper in Doctor Strangelove was a parody?

I'm proud to see that I'm on the same wavelength as the inestimable Iowahawk

Hal

I mean, really? Just how deranged is the US media.

Quite so. Where there are indeed functional writers who write, and then there is also the utterly hysterical handwaving shrieking of the sort that David keeps spotting.

Such chaff is indeed why I resort to general skimming of the collective headlines to get a better and much more accurate idea of what is rather more likely to be occurring here and there . . .

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...in order to oppress the brave, fierce individuals who identify as a 1956 Yugoslavian Mauser.

You think that is bad, see what happens to those poor bastards who identify as Mk.5 No.1 Lee-Enfields and have the full weight of the SJW community come crashing down accusing them of both blackface and cultural appropriation when they call themselves Jungle Carbines.

Hal

the next time Sam leaves an italics tag open

Ahem. The NEXT time? How very dare you, sir. My italicization is impeccable, so harrumph I say.

Also quite so. I was wondering where the spray had occurred and scanned for italicized attributions----There aren't any.


/nervously previews this comment 4 times

Actually, a much easier version is to hit enter a couple of times and add a test word, like, test. Then do hit the Preview button, that is what it's there for . . . . .

---And, yes, do then remove the test bit before hitting the Post button, and keep hitting Preview.

Pawel

Needless to say, how these insights were arrived at isn’t entirely clear. Apparently, bald assertion will have to do.

It's bald assertion that doesn't have to be supported because it has the weight behind it of half a century of popular culture assuring us that Deplorables are deplorable because they're sexually repressed, impotent, in the closet, afraid of women, etc.

Maybe the intellectual roots of such assertions could be traced back to Freudians or Bloomsbury types arguing the necessity of Free Love to prevent another Great War. It might have taken some persuasion back then, but for us it's just a repetition of Something Everybody Knows, an overall impression distilled from a lifetime watching things like Stepford Wives, Footloose, and Dead Poets' Society.

I was talking to a friend about Peyton Place, saying how it was a forerunner of shows like Twin Peaks, their takeaway point being that historically white small towns might look idyllic and egalitarian, but behind their white picket fences lurks lust, hypocrisy, scandal, etc (cue the fashionable singer with their "subversive" darkly-toned low-energy reinterpretation of Mr Sandman). My friend blurted out, "yeah, that's the way it is in those places". He's a city dweller with no experience of such towns and what goes on or doesn't go on behind their white picket fences. I'm not sure if he's even seen a picket fence. But he knows with mathematical certainty that the Deplorables are up to deplorable things in their deplorable towns.

Sporkatus
do then remove the test bit before hitting the Post button
One could, of course, post a comment wholly in italic, and then leave the unitalicized word "test" in on purpose, so as to bait Hal.

test

Steve E

I was wondering where the spray had occurred and scanned for italicized attributions----There aren't any.

That shows how effectively our host and his minions work--in the background--to keep us all safe from careless, rampant italicization.

Hal

test

Heh!

That is amusing!

Sam

blackface and cultural appropriation when they call themselves Jungle Carbines

And don't get me started on "sawed off" shotguns (as if there are only 2 barrel lengths - they're on a spectrum, bigot!), the Ruger "Mini" 14 (ableist much?), M3 "Grease" Guns (designed to genocide Latinx folk, obvs), and the Taurus "Judge" (a gun that preemptively hands out a harsher sentence to blacks)!

Hal

I mean, really? Just how deranged is the US media.

Ah---try this one, instead.

David

That shows how effectively our host and his minions work--in the background--to keep us all safe from careless, rampant italicization.

Indeed.

David

Judging by the behind-the-scenes fixing I do, I’d assumed you heathens just flailed randomly at the keyboard. While on choppy seas, in the dark, during a seizure of some kind.

Richard Cranium

[...] just flailed randomly at the keyboard.

..gazes longingly at the softball hanging in the air.

Sam

you heathens just flailed randomly at the keyboard. While on choppy seas, in the dark, during a seizure of some kind.

So we're...impoverished refugees with disabilities? And you mock us? Tsk tsk. I sense a mutiny stirring among the henchlesbians.

Watcher In The Dark

I once flailed at the keyboard and not only bought myself a caravan without wheels on Ebay but got myself a wife from Thailand (who may, or may not be a man.)

I thought at the time I was writing a novel. You can't be too careful.

Governor Squid

I never meant to imply that Sam was prone to carelessness; I meant only to volunteer as an insurance policy against any future slip-up. As they say, there are two groups of sailors: those who've run aground in the past, and those who will run aground in the future. (Membership in the latter group is universal.)

Sam Duncan

“Sam (not Duncan)”

It is confusing, isn't it? I which I'd gone with “Peregrine FitzLoosely”.

juliaeryn

Sex as a pursuit has been pretty constant, despite what horrific situations are thrust upon people. Children are born (therefore sex occurs at the rate tha allows for children to be born) in refugee camps, war-torn environments, during the Holodomor, or (the grandmaster of shitty places) North Korea - to name a few. So, if many people in the US are too traumatised for sex because Trump, then by extension the US is even more traumatising than these places. I had no idea, I'll let everyone in Kakuma know that it could be worse.
By the way David, I tried using one of the towels to wipe down my chair but it cracked in half and the other patrons ducked for cover.

Hal

I’d assumed you heathens just flailed randomly at the keyboard. While on choppy seas, in the dark, during a seizure of some kind.

Oh, no, no no. That's what one's cat getting on the keyboard is for.

Back when I had a large CRT, and cats, the top of the monitor was a favorite perching spot.

pst314

But he knows with mathematical certainty that the Deplorables are up to deplorable things in their deplorable towns.

"...I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, with geometric logic..."

pst314

Gordon Brown, the world's dullest man

Was he the inspiration for Terry Pratchett's invention of pig-boring?

David

I’m not sure if he’s even seen a picket fence. But he knows with mathematical certainty that the Deplorables are up to deplorable things in their deplorable towns.

Heh. It’s an odd thing to watch unfold. Especially, as above, when it’s unfolding so luridly and with such abandon. The air of psychological processes is hard to miss.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Oh, no, no no. That's what one's cat getting on the keyboard is for.

On the one hand, that could explain that "The Curia" mess as an excuse for whoever claims to have written it. On the other hand, having to blame a cat for random words is sad in any event.

Sort-Of-Mad Max

But he knows with mathematical certainty that the Deplorables are up to deplorable things in their deplorable towns.

Many, many moons ago, during a sociology class (humanities requisite for science degree) in college, one of those glib know-it-alls that seem to be placed in every class coughed up the 'and as we know, the relation of firearms lust to smaller penises' in a class discussion; the professor would have none of it.

In fact, he went off like a live grenade. Best as I can remember, he said something along the lines that he was as socially liberal in his personal life as probably anyone in the class, but that there was absolutely no scientific studies to back up that little chestnut about gun culture/little weenies, and that sociology suffered enough by being perceived as sorta kinda science without embracing people's personal prejudicial fantasies as fact. Especially since he was teaching a course in the construction of statistical models for sociological research, the idea that you could just toss in any stray canard into the mix pretty much negated the scientific basis of the whole damned course. He was visibly irate at the very idea.

An interesting course. I fear his like have since vanished from the field, judging from examples as limned above.

Nate Whilk

Actually, a much easier version is to hit enter a couple of times and add a test word, like, test. Then do hit the Preview button, that is what it's there for . . . . .

---And, yes, do then remove the test bit before hitting the Post button, and keep hitting Preview.

Posted by: Hal | February 14, 2019 at 19:47

Brilliant! Maybe make the test word a sign-off like "Regards" or "ttfn", so if you forget to remove it you have plausible deniability. :)

Hal

that could explain that "The Curia" mess as an excuse for whoever claims to have written it.

Oh, you Poor Dear.

There, there, now, reality is just soooo unfair isn't it.

Sour grapes much?

Sonny Wayze

... 'and as we know, the relation of firearms lust to smaller penises' in a class discussion...

IIRC, that bit of slander was started by pop-shrink Joyce Brothers.

Whose husband had a nearly-impossible-to-get pistol permit in New York City.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I’m not sure if he’s even seen a picket fence. But he knows with mathematical certainty that the Deplorables are up to deplorable things in their deplorable towns.

That's not necessarily a recent thought. I quote for your edification Sherlock Holmes from "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" (1892):

All over the countryside, away to the rolling hills around Aldershot, the little red and grey roofs of the farm-steadings peeped out from amid the light green of the new foliage.

“Are they not fresh and beautiful?” I cried with all the enthusiasm of a man fresh from the fogs of Baker Street.

But Holmes shook his head gravely.

“Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.”

“Good heavens!” I cried. “Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?”

“They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

“You horrify me!”

“But the reason is very obvious. The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard’s blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser.

pst314

... 'and as we know, the relation of firearms lust to smaller penises' in a class discussion...

IIRC, that bit of slander was started by pop-shrink Joyce Brothers.

Harlan Ellison also liked to throw that slur around. "Guttersnipe" is too kind a characterization.

Serena

...and as we know, the relation of firearms lust to smaller penises' in a class discussion...

IIRC, that bit of slander was started by pop-shrink Joyce Brothers.

When confronted with such people my inevitable reply is: "What's more disturbing-they who supposedly think guns=genitals, or you who think guns=genitals and want to forcibly take them away from people?"

Richard Cranium

There, there, now, reality is just soooo unfair isn't it.

There hasn't been much evidence of your familiarity with the subject.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

@Richard Cranium

Regarding his familiarity with the subject, the word "antipodal" comes to mind.

Jonathan

tl;dr:

Mentally ill people vote Democrat, mentally healthy people vote for Trump. Got it.

Hal

There hasn't been much evidence of your familiarity with the subject.

Uh huh, as if you closing your eyes and screaming Nooooo!!!! has ever gotten you anywhere . . .

As ever, do feel free to cite specific instances of actual errors, that's what we call feedback, another set of eyes, etc.

. . . . I've been trying to find it, but some while back in here---several years back---there was someone going on and on and on about Duh Decline of Duh Right, and how Duh Right has to Stand For . . . stand for something, the details never did quite surface.

---After all, David had provided him with a platform, regularly gives encouragement to cite details, give examples, actually explain Why something works, do point out How something just is.

So at that point I did ask, posting something to the effect of Ok, If you've got the particular details, What is the agenda??? What does the "right wing" stand for? What does "right wing" mean?? For our benefit, Can you define right wing???

The response we got from Duh Decline fellow was just about literally "I'm not going to say what right wing means, because every time I do, people yell at me for it."

Wonderful.

Mere denial of what is never seems to work, does it. Citing footnote and example, well, that's called documentation, all that reality stuff that just keeps being . . . .

jones

Should one be concerned about the purity and essence of our natural fluids?

Asking for a friend.

Richard Cranium

Hal, links to google search URLs is NOT documentation. Excessively long comments on someone else's blog is not a sign of much more than an inflated ego.

Do you honestly believe that many people read your blatherings here?

jones

Cranium,

Please forgive the challenge particularly as I don't want to appear to be taking any sides but what was it about Hal's contributions that have triggered you so? There are many other equally long contributions.

Honest question. I am interested.

jones

Cranium,

"Excessively long comments on someone else's blog is not a sign of much more than an inflated ego."

This suggests that you get offended on other peoples behalf.

Do you see my point?.

Alex

Jones, let’s put it this way. If we wanted to read the long self-satisfied blatherings of people who believe that they and only they have The Truth, and everyone else are just benighted ignoramuses, then we don’t need to read this blog and its comments. We might as well just go and read the blatherings of the various “academics” and “transgressive” types and so forth to which David regularly draws our attention.

Hal

Jones, let’s put it this way. . . . .

. . . followed by a complete lack of example.

The singular issue is that Alex, and Richard, are merely screaming Shutup!!Shutup!!Shutup!!Shutup!! but when one asks what the issue is, when one asks that they give examples, actually refute something that is pointed out, all one gets in response is crickets . . .

Or as David notes as he subsequently draws our attention

Despite their preposterous airs and claims of high-minded activism, the people mentioned . . . . are not righteous defenders of the downtrodden. They’re just petty, classless and obnoxious, and, like so many of their fellow woke-lings, driven by spite.
WTP

Boys. Code 9000.

jones

"Boys. Code 9000."

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=code%209000

I swear that's what the google search found!

I'm all good with the bog-roll though :-).

WTP

Yeah. That too.

Hal

Boys. Code 9000.

Oh, dear. We agree that your intestinal disorders are unfortunate.

Do come back when you're up for continuing with our discussion.

nam marine

If you don't like President Trump you can kiss my tuchus !

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