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July 29, 2019

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Rafi

teaching “morality and social justice”

Let me stop you right there.

David

Let me stop you right there.

Well, quite.

Atempdog

“We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth”.

We don't need farmers, just the food they grow.

randian

What are "racist and sorting-based mechanisms"? This looks suspiciously like English, but clearly isn't.

Mike

ill-gotten gains

Lefties project.

David

Re the Douglas Murray piece, it’s perhaps worth remembering that Laurie Penny has repeatedly denounced even the attempt at journalistic objectivity, on grounds that journalism should be indistinguishable from activism. “Because,” as she put it, “we have spent centuries seeing the world purely through the eyes of white men.” Laurie’s own history of dishonesty and inverting reality will be familiar to regular readers. Presumably, Ms Penny finds it liberating to not be inhibited by whether things actually happened in the way she claims, or by whether they actually happened at all.

It scarcely needs pointing out that Laurie’s article on the subject is, like many of her others, inadvertently self-refuting - as seen for instance in the following paragraph, on the London riots of August 2011:

People who went out dressed as “journalists” that day got their cameras stomped and their teeth kicked in by kids who knew perfectly well that the vast majority of the mainstream press in Britain was going to call them thugs and hooligans, because they’d been doing so for decades under the guise of objectivity, and these kids just didn’t care anymore.

Because “kids” who kick the teeth out of journalists – and who gleefully set fire to people’s homes, randomly, for fun, resulting in this, and who burn down small ethnic restaurants and the local branch of Mothercare - and who then assault the firefighters trying to put those fires out before someone dies - well, they mustn’t be called thugs and hooligans. That would be bias.

Needless to say, Laurie is careful not to mention that the not-at-all-thuggish “kids” in question had an average of 15 previous criminal convictions, some more than 50.

 Captain Nemo

Douglas Murray on broadcasters, Twitter and public trust

Perhaps the only good thing about social media sites like Twitter is that it allows us to know just how highly regarded we are by those who govern us. Being able to understand the amount of contempt in which we're held by our cultural and political elite and, by extension, the institutions they control (simply for having the temerity to vote or to think a certain way) really is eye-opening and useful. And the best part is it's information freely given - they'll post their snide little tweets almost without thinking about it. Social media gives us a glimpse of the real person. They're being obnoxious and condescending through choice, and as a result the scales have fallen from our eyes. As a consequence I think the trust we used to hold in these people and their institutions is never coming back. That particular genie is out of the bottle.

Charlie Suet

I’m not sure that is a good thing; ignorance was bliss, in a way. There’s zero sign of the licence fee being abolished. Rules on impartiality only stop them openly advocating a Labour government. They can cheerlead for causes like Eurofederalism with apparent impunity.

The message seems to be: we hate and despise you, openly say so, charge you for the pleasure. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

WTP

Waitaminutewaitaminutewaitaminute....There's a Jacobin Magazine? Seriously? I think we have a bigger problem than what one guy wrote in it.

H

Laurie is careful not to mention that the not-at-all-thuggish “kids” in question had an average of 15 previous criminal convictions, some more than 50.

She's a joke. ("Morally ludicrous" as you once called her.)

MC

There’s zero sign of the licence fee being abolished.

True, but there's also practically zero chance of them making you pay if you actively try to avoid it.

David

She’s a joke.

The riots are a particularly inapt example, given that for three days the thugs and muggers were being described by the BBC, on all of its platforms, as “protestors” and “demonstrators,” until finally shamed out of doing so by thousands of aggravated viewers and listeners, many of whom actually lived in the streets being looted, trashed and set ablaze. It was one of those incidents that made our state broadcaster’s leanings – and dishonesty - almost impossible not to register. And yet Laurie would have us believe that the bias we should worry about was insufficient euphemism when filming arsonists and looters with extensive criminal records.

Mustard

[on Twitter] people who I once admired behave in a way that erases nearly all respect. Intelligent individuals make comments they would regret if they had been texts to friends, let alone messages to the whole world.

I've lost respect for several friends from reading their Twitter feeds. It's too revealing of people's ugly internal motivations - a part of them behind the facade of civility and impartiality that just wants to humiliate their opponents and impose their will; and a part of them behind the facade of being grown-up and having left high school where they still just want attention and the approval of the cool clique. I lose respect for myself too when I'm reading these tweets, because there's an ugly part of me that wants to stew on the motivations behind some throwaway snark.

If broadcasters still cared about the editorial independence of their employees, then comments like this would not be made by their journalists. For they further reveal what most of the public have come to suspect – that broadcasters presenting themselves as non-partisan in fact hold very clear political views and that these usually veer in a particular direction.

https://twitter.com/porter14159/status/1097208788418027520

We think the media’s job is to inform the public of the truth, and their performance is abysmal. But what if their employers think the media’s job is to promote a scripted narrative, and their performance is outstanding? That could explain the absence of terminations.

Soda makers sell diabetes syrup and call it refreshment. The media sells a narrative and calls it news. Though soda employees don’t constantly destroy their facade in public. That’s why mouthy media underlings on twitter is a real problem for the propaganda chiefs.

Imagine if media standards of professionalism existed in every occupation. Your mechanic rages that “Drumpf has created a toxic environment for your timing belt.” Your CPA blathers about “black bodies” on Schedule D. Neither of them having a clue why they are repulsive.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

..a part of them behind the facade of civility and impartiality that just wants to humiliate their opponents...

How twitter works.

Pogonip

David, do you think your new PM is better or worse than the old one? Why? What do your friends and family think?

David

David, do you think your new PM is better or worse than the old one? Why? What do your friends and family think?

This sounds like an exam.

Darleen

We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth”.

We don't need farmers, just the food they grow.

Heh, first thing I thought of before scrolling through the comments.

It's worked out so well for Zimbabwe.

Friend

“We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth”.

We don't need farmers, just the food they grow.

How nicely put, thanks for sharing. The best part is they really seem to think they don't need farmers, but are entitled to make that job as miserable as possible by adding more and more regulation to which the peasants need to adjust to.

Taxes for the wealthy, regulations for the farmers. Or vice versa.

Fen Tiger

do you think your new PM is better or worse than the old one?

Speaking for myself, it's much too soon to say.

Mr Johnson faces a pro-EU cabal that is pretty open in its contempt for the people, and that will shrink at nothing (however stupid, disloyal, dishonorable, or malicious) to pursue its aims. There is also the fact that Boris himself, despite his rhetoric, is in nearly all respects a standard-issue globalist.

So we shall see.

On the other hand, it is hard to believe that anyone reasonably experienced in high-level politics could do a worse job than Mrs May.

Burnsie

It's worked out so well for Zimbabwe.

With a track record of abysmal, famine-inducing failure dating back to the Kulaks.

Coming soon to South Africa, too!

I guess for a white guy like Nick French, the politics of envy and sloth is all he's got.

Darleen

Just another chapter in Social Justice Knitting.

David

Just another chapter in Social Justice Knitting.

As should be clear by now, they’re intent on doing harm. It seems to animate them like nothing else.

Bill de Haan

We don't need farmers, just the food they grow.

Like the others, the first thing I thought of was Zimbabwe.

In the name of social justice, land was expropriated (stolen) from the eeeeevil white farmers who "unfairly" owned and farmed the land, and given to "deserving" black Zimbabweans.

Of course, deserving didn't mean Zimbabwean black farmers, that would be silly. No, it meant high-ranking government officials, who wanted to build secondary homes, in many cases palaces, so they could enjoy the good things in life.

And then a few years later, the food shortages started. Unexpectedly. Because who could have anticipated that when you drive farmers out of the country, and convert productive farms into recreational lands (like golf courses), that food production would drop?

Darleen

Libertarian Latino to vote for Trump 2020 out of self defense.

Sam Duncan

“'We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth,' French writes.”

And what do you do next year?

(As an aside, it's hard to believe that video's eight years old now. And the ideas it debunks have actually become more mainstream.)

“... kids who knew perfectly well that the vast majority of the mainstream press in Britain was going to call them thugs and hooligans, because they’d been doing so for decades under the guise of objectivity, and these kids just didn’t care anymore.”

What I find fascinating is that this perfectly describes the mindset of Trump and Brexit Party voters. Yet, oddly, nobody in the objective news media seems to have noticed.

David

And what do you do next year?

One of Mr Whittle’s better ones. It really should be shown in secondary schools.

pst314

The Vibrant Cultural Enrichment of unselective immigration policies:

https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz/status/1155797433709973505
https://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/mann-festgenommen-bericht-kind-in-frankfurt-vor-zug-gestossen_id_10973060.html

(Is Focus a generally reliable news source? I've never heard of it.)

pst314

(As an aside, it's hard to believe that video's eight years old now. And the ideas it debunks have actually become more mainstream.)

When the left's ideas are debunked, the left does not reconsider those ideas, or attempt to come up with honest replies. Instead, the left simply repeats the lies more frequently and more loudly.

Hal

. . . thugs and muggers were being described by the BBC, on all of its platforms, as “protestors” and “demonstrators,” until finally shamed out of doing so by thousands of aggravated viewers and listeners, many of whom actually lived in the streets being looted, trashed and set ablaze.

Pauline Pearce; You lot piss me the fuck off! I'm shamed to be a Hackney person.

Pogonip

Hi Darleen and David,

Good gracious, it’s the Night of the Long Knitting Needles🔪. 🧶. Every time that lady reports on the Knitwits I think, “Well this time , she’s probably going to report that things are finally quieting down.

NOT! 😳👀

David

Pauline Pearce; You lot piss me the fuck off! I’m shamed to be a Hackney person.

Quite. As I said at the time,

I heard one [BBC] reporter asking a besieged resident, “Is this about the cuts? It’s about the cuts, isn’t it?” When the resident disagreed, the disappointment was audible. Those actually doing the thieving offered more revealing explanations. As one pair of female looters put it while drinking stolen wine: “Chucking bottles, breaking into stuff, it was madness… good though. Good fun. Free alcohol.” Obligingly, with prompting, the duo added a political dimension of a sort: “It’s the government’s fault. I dunno… the Conservatives… yeah, whatever, whoever it is. We’re showing the police we can do what we want.”

These, then, are the noble revolutionaries of Laurie’s imaginings. The ones whose radical violence will usher in utopia.

Baceseras

Hollywood: profile in courage

Pogonip

I recently read a book about the real Jacobins.

You don’t want these guys in charge.

Sam

The Vibrant Cultural Enrichment of unselective immigration policies

I'm having to hold back vomit from anger and disgust. It's bad enough committing horrible acts in order to profit from them, but to just push a child in front of a train...the words escape me.

Pogonip

Good gracious! Is that what happened? I can’t read German.

Pst314

Good gracious! Is that what happened? I can’t read German.

Yes. Mother and child. Mother escaped but child crushed to death by train.

Ten

...broadcasters presenting themselves as non-partisan in fact hold very clear political views and that these usually veer in a particular direction

True. The progg-left has been psycho since inception.

CNN and MSNBC used 'racist' or 'racism' fifteen hundred times last weekend and both the strategy and tactic are blindingly obvious.

This is not an opposing political ideology. This is a psychosis of unprecedented size, scale, and scope. It usually veers in a particular direction.

Hal

Pauline Pearce; You lot piss me the fuck off! I’m shamed to be a Hackney person.

Quite. As I said at the time, . . .

And in parallel, from about the same time.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

This is a psychosis of unprecedented size, scale, and scope.

Speaking of which, via Ace, transability.

Because I am a giver, the whole bloody paper (scroll down to the faint Read Paper).

‘Anti-ableist activists’ sense of entitlement to define disability, combined with their cisnormativity* as cisdisabled individuals, provides justification for refusing trans-abled people’s right to self-definition. From a cisnormative* perspective, transabled people are always at fault. If they do not transition, they are excluded from thecategory of ‘disabled person’ and, if they do transition, are considered frauds...The question of who ‘qualifies’ as disabled is as answerable or as confounding as questions about any identity status. One simple response might be that you are disabled if you say you are. Although that declaration won’t satisfy a worker’s compensation board, it has a certain credibility with the disabled community.

The gist is basically you are "transabled" if you say you are disabled and don't have to, indeed shouldn't have to, produce any proof you are, and any one demanding proof is a cishet H8y McH8terson. You can imagine my surprise at the second bit.

Transabled people are excluded from spaces, meetings, discussion lists, and services intended for disabled people because the legitimacy of their belonging to these spaces is denied, even after they have transitioned and are subject to ableism. Kafer (2012, 353) recounts how some associations have sought to exclude ‘devotees’ (DPWs, including ‘wannabes’). Indeed, during a meeting of the Amputee Coalition of America (1996), a group of women proposed a rule to exclude them.

A) "...have transitioned...", unless I miss my mark, that means "have deliberately disabled one's self"; B) the sheer gall of a bunch of people who have lost a limb through accident, war, or disease not to want to include either fanbois or self-mutilators.

If you want to make a claim that the "transabled" are disabled because of a mental malfunction, fine, but not because of a physical disability they either want, or brought on themselves.

Though this zaniness is from 2015, it has to stop somewhere.

Darleen

Oh, this isn't going well.

Ten

The unrelenting inversion of language and meaning continues:

https://order-order.com/2019/07/29/former-lib-dem-candidate-wrote-pull-trigger-farage-tweet/

The outrage will center on the imagery when it should center on the gaslighting in the words immediately above it.

Hippogryph

"We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth."

To some people, a functioning business is little more than a piñata waiting to be smashed open.

Pogonip

That’s a good metaphor, Hippogryph

What’s a metaphor? To keep cows in! 😄🐄

pst314

Good gracious! Is that what happened? I can’t read German.

I can pick my way through a German text but am not fluent, so I fed the article's URL into Google Translate and it gave an adequate translation.

pst314

"We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth."

Well, we definitely do not need the leftist parasites, whose absence is the only way they can benefit society.

pst314

The Vibrant Cultural Enrichment of unselective immigration policies

And a week earlier, a Kosovo-Albanian pushed a woman to her death in front of a train:

https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/07/germany-28-year-old-kosovo-albanian-pushed-a-34-year-old-mother-in-front-of-an-arriving-train-out-of-desire-to-kill/

The killer has a criminal history, and yet has not been deported. Woke politics, donchaknow. I loathe these savages, but I hate the leftists who let them in far more. We should never miss an opportunity to characterize them as traitors.

TimT

Re: The Woke Knitting Infinity War: what must have really outraged the woke knitters more than anything else is the original offensive poem by the Sockmatician was well made, to the point, and witty (and not, in fact, offensive at all). Being kinder and smarter than any of the woke knitters? I mean, how very well dare he!

pst314

Speaking of which, via Ace, transability.

Another professor who should instead be cleaning toilets for a living...as should all who hired and promoted him.

Sam Duncan

“Oh, this isn't going well.”

With a few exceptions – like the legendary actress Jane Fonda and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – they seem to have been picked more for their progressive opinions,

“Exceptions?” Hanoi Jane and Jacinda the gun-grabber?

I used to think Megan was going to turn out to be another troublemaker like Diana. I take that back. She's an order of magnitude worse.

TimT

“Exceptions?” Hanoi Jane and Jacinda the gun-grabber?

Jacinda is very much from woke central casting. I think she still identifies as a socialist. The politics in NZ seems fairly comparable to that in Canada - after a solid decade of reasonable conservative governance (Canada under Harper, NZ under John Key) lefties opted for a woker-than-thou leader (Canada under Trudeau, NZ under Ardern).

Pogonip

Hi pst314,

I try to avoid using Google anything. Don’t like giving the bad guys opportunities to spy on me. There’s usually someone who IS willing to use Google Whatever, and has already done so, and is nice enough to explain the main points of whatever it is.

pst314

Pogonip: agreed, but I am not aware of another online translator.
(Does anyone else know of a good alternative???)

Pogonip

I’ve found it! The stupidest thing ever posted on the Internet!

https://www.vox.com/2019/7/20/18638718/game-of-thrones-ending-bran-stark-transformative-fandom

I mean, really. Jumping Jehosaphat.

Darleen

The Woke Knitting Infinity War

The groveling here is epic.

pst314

The Woke Knitting Infinity War

All those wokelings need a session in one of David's correction booths.

pst314

I’ve found it! The stupidest thing ever posted on the Internet!

I don't watch Game of Thrones, so a very brief explication might be helpful.

Forbes

Douglas Murray's real problem is he is decades behind the ball questioning journalism's objectivity problem.

It isn't and it isn't. Journalism isn't objective--and it never has been objective. It's purported objectivity is a fiction we all tell ourselves growing up--because as adolescents, it is our first glimpse at the world beyond our direct personal experience. So we want to believe it is truthful, real, objective.

But it isn't. Any effort to take it where it has never been is fruitless--or worse. Media is entertainment--nothing more.

Twain's (apocryphal) observation is probably closest. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

juliaeryn

“We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth,” French writes.

Yes, because without the wealthy the wealth would just be *sat there*, free for fair and equitable distribution. Bill Gates was really on to something when he comandeered that fortune of $100 billion and just claimed it as his own. What I don't get though is where did that 100 billion come from in the first place? I assume Gates just found it at the end fo the rainbow, but how did it get there? Was it ghosts? Was it ghosts?????

David

The groveling here is epic.

Brooklyn Tweed has been fortunate to be continually called in by our community of knitters to take a stand against racism and bigotry… While some of us at Brooklyn Tweed hold marginalized identities, our current team is comprised of white people and we recognize the privileges that come with that…

Put another way, “If I kneel here at your feet, and plead, and whine pretentiously, would you be good enough to piss in my hair?”

What’s extraordinary isn’t so much the root malice, vile though it is, but the willingness to submit to it. As if those taking part in this revolting psychodrama can’t see the kind of psychology, the kinds of motives, to which they’re deferring. And by deferring, feeding.

a different james

I used to think Megan was going to turn out to be another troublemaker like Diana. I take that back. She's an order of magnitude worse

I think Prince Philip withdrew from public life not due to old age and infirmity but because of increasing embarrassment at being the father of Chas and the grandfather of Wills and Harry.

Good Queen Bess's strategy of trying to outlive Chas was admirable. She could never have anticipated that his sons would be worse.

Adam

When they came for the gay knitters, I was silent because I am not a gay knitter...

fnord

I used to think Megan was going to turn out to be another troublemaker like Diana. I take that back. She's an order of magnitude worse.

Whatever the hell happened to Harry?

Pogonip

Here, in English, is the incident Sam mentioned:

https://www.rt.com/news/465347-germany-boy-pushed-train-frankfurt/

It is my understanding that, unfortunately, Germany has no death penalty.

pst314

Pogonip: Thank you. It's always good to have multiple sources.
Caveat: I always hesitate to rely on Russia Today because it is funded by the Russian government and sometimes slants the news--presumably, I assume, in the service of Russian government objectives.

WTP

What Forbes said. Times 11. But I suppose that is obvious to many here. What I'm not sure is obvious is that how many educated people, business leaders, bankers, engineers, doctors, etc. actually believe in that objectivity being the norm, not just the usual leftists, politicos, educators, and other fools. Similar to Murray Gell-Mann amnesia effect. Something that Gell-Mann observed and yet in many regards outside of his area of expertise still seemed to have fallen victim to.

WTP

Yes, because without the wealthy the wealth would just be *sat there*, free for fair and equitable distribution. Bill Gates was really on to something when he comandeered that fortune of $100 billion and just claimed it as his own. What I don't get though is where did that 100 billion come from in the first place? I assume Gates just found it at the end fo the rainbow, but how did it get there? Was it ghosts? Was it ghosts?????

I've said it before and I will say it again and again and again. Socialism is a cargo cult.

WTP

embarrassment at being the father of Chas and the grandfather of Wills and Harry.

Not a follower of all that jazz but as an American who finds himself for whatever reason in the presence of American women who occassionaly discuss such things...and as a guy who often goes grocery shopping (tabloids at the checkout counter), I had hopes for Willie. He didn't seem as daft as his old man. Over here, I don't recall him sticking his nose into stuff he didn't understand like his pops. He married into a family that produces womens with nice bums, so he must have some degree of good sense. Growing up, even with the limited media sources we had it seemed like I got way too much info about Chucky. Harry, well it's often useful to have an awkward wingman around to make you look a little better by comparison. Almost a reverse thing from Andy/Chucky. Kinda. I saw Andrew as more of being his own man and Chuck more of a Momma's boy. But again, not something I pay much conscious attention to and I may be totally off on all of this. Either way, Kate and her sis are very easy on the eyes and tabloids gotta tabloid so rather her and her sister staring out at me as the eggs and beer roll by than the usual Hollyweird crowd.

sH2

the hustles and dishonesties of state education

'The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela to show their solidarity with Nicolás Maduro's socialist regime. Their goals are "to learn what they could from Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, exchange views on effective education and to show solidarity with the students, teachers and social movements of Venezuela"'

https://wirepoints.org/viva-maduro-the-chicago-teachers-unions-trip-to-venezuela-wirepoints-original/

Honk honk!

Pst314

Are there any teachers unions which are not evil?

David

The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela to show their solidarity with Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime

The word that comes to mind is adolescent.

WTP

The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela

The burning question in my mind is on whose dime did they travel there? Their own? Did union dues subsidize it? Were any taxpayer funds directly involved? Did Maduro's regime fund any of it? Inquiring minds...

Felicity

Didn't know where to start with this, so I'll just let you absorb the whole molten thing....

https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/7eleven-axe-attacker-evie-amati-involved-in-jail-fight/news-story/c7315afcb7805e6ec520cf7575fbf4a0

David

Didn’t know where to start with this,

Today’s words are deep hole and big rock.

[ Added: ]

It occurs to me that forcing the law-abiding to pay via taxes for the housing and feeding and healthcare of such monsters, albeit in a dungeon of sorts, before setting them free again, is far from satisfactory and indeed offensive. Not least to those whose lives they destroy.

So. Deep hole. Big rock.

Sam

The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela

I'll happily beat this dead horse: if the West is to turn this thing around we must start with education and schools of education.

We cannot win a war while the enemy churns out wave after wave of reinforcements.

Darleen

The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela

That delegate mentioned earlier, Sarah Chambers, is a CTU Executive Board Member. In 2017, the school district fired her for, as reported by WTTW,

“leaving her own classroom to barge into classrooms of other teachers and issue her own instructions to students, interfering with statewide tests, and participating in a scheme to remove and transport students without any chaperone who had cleared criminal background checks, without alerting school officials which students would be missing from class and which students were unaccounted for….”

However, she claimed she was fired in retaliation for other matters and the CTU got her reinstated, the union says.

FDR was a leftist, but even he was against public employee unions.

Ten

We cannot win a war while the enemy churns out wave after wave of reinforcements.

The left is a wholly subsidized parasite. The right has better things to do than get involved. When we holler endlessly at Congress for its miserable failures year in and year out, we're really just hollering at our fellow man.

Darleen

Now here is something interesting ... NYTimes is covering the Capitol One data breach, committed by software engineer, former Amazon web service employee and hacker, Paige Thompson.

Note that neither article at NYTimes carries a photo of Thompson.

Hmmmm... It's a mystery.

Steve E

...employee and hacker, Paige Thompson.

Dude looks like a lady.

Darleen

Dude looks like a lady

Yep ... but the narrative that Thompson is just "a woman" must be maintained. Therefore, pics must not be used or need to be scrubbed. Indeed, The Heavy link I provided had a lot more images last night, this morning just the one at the top. It used to include these:

This one and this one

David

Hmmmm... It’s a mystery.

The new Men Of No Appearance?

Gene

Re the 7-11 axe attacker: How on earth could an axe do so LITTLE damage to the people he assaulted? Those people are damned lucky those injuries aren't far worse.

Sam

How on earth could an axe do so LITTLE damage to the people he assaulted?

A mercifully large dose of estrogen for zer Tinder date?

Pogonip

Maybe he didn’t sharpen it?

Also, where there’s a will, there’s a way:

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-most-soviet-story-ever-toilet/

🚽

David

where there’s a will, there’s a way

A system that makes a man have to fly 17 hours one way to get a new toilet through back channel connections, then ride all the way back home sitting on top of that commode — that’s not a system that works.

Amen to that.

Steve E

...but the narrative that Thompson is just "a woman" must be maintained.

Interesting, I thought that in the new rules-of-the-game it was mandatory to state all group affiliations, community memberships and pronouns right up front.

i.e. "I'm Paige I'm a cisgendered, transexual woman, xer/zhem."

pst314

Via Dicentra: The latest in the annals of trans lunacy:
https://mobile.twitter.com/lynnw192/status/1156118108500742144

"Lewisham councillor comes out to council colleagues as circumgender/trans:
a circumwoman is someone born female & identifies as female, but thinks she should have been born male & transitioned to female, because they feel like they are trans."

Baceseras

a circumwoman is someone born female & identifies as female, but thinks she should have been born male & transitioned to female, because they feel like they are trans

Once you've got the pig flying, you can add a many curls as you like to its tail.

WTP

a circumwoman is someone born female & identifies as female, but thinks she should have been born male & transitioned to female, because they feel like they are trans."

So what if someone was born female, identifies as female, gets turned into a (male) newt, gets better, but feels like they should have been born a female newt and been transitioned into a female platypus yet is now trapped in a female human body and insurance/NIH/whatever won't cover them? Where's your metamorphic messiah now, Flanders?

Darleen

I thought that in the new rules-of-the-game

It's Calvinball all the way down.

BTW - once, it's a snort-worthy mistake, twice or more, it's an attack.

Darleen

...er... David, would you please shake the comments cabinet? I think some have been locked up.

WTP

Also per comment further down on that tweet, if Jenny McCarthy is trans can that make someone retroactively gay? Asking for a friend, of course, of course.

David

David, would you please shake the comments cabinet?

Freed.

svh

California Department of Education...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/337490/

Hopp Singg

A circumwoman is a muggle who sees the magic powers that certain identity groups have these days and wants some for herself.

Oh, I see she's also also a politician...

Darleen

California Department of Education..

They are ideologically cleansing the faculty, too...

Sam

The BEST CASE scenario of this raid was that some asshole's wayward daughter would have to find another house in which to shoot up heroine. That's the optimal result, mind.

Remember kids: while common street thugs may size you up as a hard target and avoid you, the thugs in blue will just send lots of thugs with body armor while you're sleeping.

Darleen

Taking the ice cream licking challenge to another level.

Whoever started the meme that "people are basically good" needs to be thrashed.

Daniel Ream

The Republic won’t survive too much of this kind of stuff, you know. Yes, there’s a lot of ruin in a nation. But it’s not infinite.

As Limbaugh once said, "the [American] Republic can survive a President like Obama. What it can't survive is an electorate that would elect him twice."

I may be a Cassandra. But never lose sight of the fact that Cassandra was right.

That was the curse - she could only prophecy catastrophe, she was always right, and no one would ever believe her.

TimT

"Lewisham councillor comes out to council colleagues as circumgender/trans:
a circumwoman is someone born female & identifies as female, but thinks she should have been born male & transitioned to female, because they feel like they are trans."

What a bastard! I was filling out one of those forms yesterday - talent database sort of thing - and didn't even know that instead of 'cis/het' I could have put down 'circumman'. Couldn't she have made this announcement a few weeks ago?

Bill de Haan

I could have put down 'circumman'.

That's definitely a title I shall be remembering.

I was already "lucky" enough to qualify as disabled, having been blinded in one eye as a child.

And yes, although I have put lucky in quotes above, I have had people (SJW types and bureaucrats) tell me in all seriousness that it's an actual benefit.

Of course, I don't claim to be disabled. Taking a page from Callahan's book (literally), I self identify as maimed.

Being male, white and heterosexual, what else is one to do? Of course, under modern terminology, I have successfully self-identified as transBlack, transFemale, and transhomosexual, much to the annoyance of my hilariously oversensitive HR department.

When I self identify as circumman in the next cycle, I shall be certain to take offence that they heartless HR droids fail to be sufficiently sensitive to/aware of the plight of circummen everywhere.

But is that circummen, or circumtranswomen?

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