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May 09, 2021

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Em

"I've deescalated situations with people with guns"

Actual LOL

David

The air of self-satisfaction is approaching level 10.

PiperPaul

What is up with the seemingly recent trend of online people mimicking Sean Connery by replacing the 's' sound in words with 'sh'?

It annoys me even more than shitty kerning.

[+]

When you need a woke non-binary barista.

https://twitter.com/mayor_jlo/status/1389953413622992897

Mags

"I've deescalated situations with people with guns"

#MoreThingsThatDidntHappen

Stephanie Richer

Well, there is something to be said about self-help when the police are unavailable. But that something is an armed and trained citizenry, not a Starbucks barista.

John D

This isn't a parody, is it?

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, USA

Piper Paul:

What do you have against city kerning?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Waffle House employees to help with mental health crises - let's get some to her apartment stat.


Ted S. - well played...

Mike

As a 'Starbuck's Barista", not just your regular minimum wage earning soda jerk, I am more qualified to oversee a the start up of a nuclear reactor than a physicist. Trust me, I'm WAY smarter and more talented than you, I'm a "Barisat"!

ruralcounsel

I'm sure she'd rather have a mental health professional show up than a cop when she gets nabbed at Walmart shoplifting. But then that opinion in favor of defunding police seems like a conflict of interest.

pst314

Speaking of our betters...Video shows BLM "protesters" trapping motorists and brandishing guns

tidbit

What armed conflict did she de-escalate? Two cops squabbling over the last cheese danish?

asiaseen

It* has a curious one-sided mouth action.

* Non-binary therefore "it" though I'm not sure if it is biologically m or f.

Darleen

Mexican standoff

RAAAAACIST!!!

WTP

Speaking of our betters...Video shows BLM "protesters" trapping motorists and brandishing guns

FFS, not-Austin Texas....You know, because Austin isn't really Texas...FFFFS why not just surrender already? Let us all bow down to our BLM masters and let them do whatever's TF they want. Meanwhile, conservatives..."conservatives" brag about how their guns will protect them, how they still have their 2nd amendment, how oooh boy! Why they better not try that in Red State Georgia because Georgians ain't pussies like...ummm...Texans. Yeah! Wahooo! America, Fuck Yeah!

But they're just "acting up". Are we doing the "ignore them" thing this week or is this "point at them and laugh" week? No need to get upset or actually DO anything.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Leftism explained.

WTP

See, here's a good example of how to think about these things, riots and stuff. If we just let more people be killed, stomped to death in the streets, think of how many lives can be saved. Why it could be as high as five to one. Higher even?

A CBS News story in March 2006 reported that Kime's organs had been made available for donation after his death. Five recipients received organ transplants. The five recipients of Kime's organs were invited to the wedding of Kime's sister, Kirsten, which was held May 2006.

Darleen

Also, stealing is, like, totes radical.

Ah!! The class snobbery against Walmart by privileged white lefty LARPers pops up again. She's so precious. How dare low income people have a place to buy stuff.

Burnsie

They's got sh!t for brains, hasn't they?

Okay, I tried that pronoun crap and now that's it. Never again.

This young woman is an imbecile.

There. That's better.

David

She’s so precious. How dare low-income people have a place to buy stuff.

What’s remarkable, I think, is the uniformity of attitude, of psychology, among such creatures. For several seconds this morning, I was fairly confident that the video was a parody, a satire of a type. But no. It’s just another example of the type. It’s also remarkable, or perhaps dismaying, just how readily degenerate ideology can be propagated, especially among those prone to self-flattery. The vanity does seem to make inculcation much easier.

aelfheld

The normalisation of sociopathy isn't going to turn out nearly as well as its proponents think it will.

Norman

a curious one-sided mouth action

Her style and mannerisms are reminiscent of Christian Slater in Pump up the Volume, that Walter Mitty fantasy about a tongue-tied nerd who's a pirate radio shock-jock by night.

What armed conflict did she de-escalate?

If there's a grain of truth in it, I would imagine an argument between whites, who compared to blacks have a slower escalation protocol with more opportunities for face-saving outs. I doubt if the open-carry guns were taken out of their holsters, their function (ideally) being to de-escalate.

One of the public service functions of WorldStarHipHop has been to educate whites that situations involving blacks are more escalated, closer to a violent explosion, than you might perceive when your aggro barometer is calibrated to white standards.

Steve E

It’s also remarkable, or perhaps dismaying, just how readily degenerate ideology can be propagated, especially among those prone to self-flattery.

She's going to have big fun in the gulag.

David

Candidates for woke non-binary de-escalation. Do take a moment to picture how it would go.

pst314

Candidates for woke non-binary de-escalation.

If I were baron, I would de-escalate those punks with a whipping post in the town square.

David

If I were baron, I would de-escalate those punks with a whipping post in the town square.

It wouldn’t be unfair.

pst314

It wouldn’t be unfair.

If every American leftist got what they morally deserved, there would be no need to import farm labor from Mexico. Or to mow lawns. Or to clean toilets. Or...

WTP

If every American leftist got what they morally deserved, there would be no need to import farm labor from Mexico. Or to mow lawns. Or to clean toilets. Or...

I would be perfectly happy to do a trade for every American leftist who thinks we need to import labor for one person from another country. We expand our immigration quotas to allow in people who have been screened such that they are actually wanting (not just willing) to live by our constitution, AS WRITTEN not as interpreted by leftists, and ship out one leftist (preferably white....they got at the top of the list...preferably) who thinks we are a racist, evil, fascist, whatever country. But conservatives..."conservatives" would never go for that, even in the abstract, hypothetical, let's-talk-about-this kind of manner.

David

More candidates for woke non-binary de-escalation.

In you go, love.

pst314

Also from Holborn, another example of "cannot tell if it's satire". (There are indeed people this deranged, but on the other hand remember that 90% of the members of the Flat Earth Society are scientists who joined for the laughs.)

sH2

In you go, love.

Would watch.

Karl

Ah, the Land of the Free!

I particularly enjoyed the artist's impression of the rock in question. Really gave the story gravitas, I thought.

WTP

More candidates for woke non-binary de-escalation.

Unlike the knife fight on this side of the pond recently, no cops were available to spoil the fun. Shame if someone were to get hurt.

The election chatter on that thread is interesting. When something else made me curious and I googled "British elections" or some such earlier today it came back with links to 2019 elections, though there was one current headline about a (mythical?) place called Hartlepool where a conservative won. Not seeing much else I presumed that perhaps someone had died and the Tories had a surprise victory in a single location. Hmmm...seems the election was a bit broader when searching now. Wonder why?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

..."cannot tell if it's satire"...

Obviously satire, everyone knows the circumference of the earth is a ring of ice and bamboo doesn't grow in ice.

Steve E

If every American leftist got what they morally deserved, there would be no need to import farm labor from Mexico.

...and how could they argue? It's straight from the Pol Pot playbook.

pst314

Obviously satire, everyone knows the circumference of the earth is a ring of ice and bamboo doesn't grow in ice.

Finally, an opportunity to honor David's invitation to bicker:
No, no, no, the circumference of the earth is a ring of impassable mountains. Liar! Liar! Deceiver of the innocent!

pst314

...and how could they argue? It's straight from the Pol Pot playbook.

And the Marx playbook, Lenin playbook, Trotsky playbook, Stalin playbook, Honecker playbook, Mao playbook, Castro playbook, and so on. Or if we follow the CHAZ/CHOP playbook they can get shot or stomped to death in random street attacks.

NTSOG

But is it a boy or a girl?

Either way 'it' needs a very sound thrashing. Does anyone have a cat that needs letting out of its bag?

pst314

Does anyone have a cat that needs letting out of its bag?

The bosun's cat is always named Scourge.

NTSOG

Regarding cats of the punitive kind, in the case of the boy/girl thing who claims to be better and more effective than the Police we might recommend the following: "For summary punishment of Royal Navy boys, a lighter model was made, the reduced cat, also known as boy's cat, boy's pussy or just pussy, that had only five tails of smooth whip cord."

pst314

NTSOG: That's very interesting. I did not know that. But I think this boy/girl thing deserves the full cat. After all, it identifies as an adult, right? :-D

WTP

If only Schrodinger had lived to see this sad situation...SMDH...

NTSOG

... a lighter model was made, the reduced cat, also known as boy's cat, boy's pussy or just pussy.

Considering old and modern jargon: I wonder if the term 'pussy whipped' may have had a nautical origin long before sissified males kowtowed to loud mouthed and obnoxious females and were described thus?

Ian McLean

"Hello, Waffle House"?

"There's a bunch of armed crazy guys trying to smash down my door".

Sounds of wood splintering.

"Hurray, they're inside, can you urgently send a de-escalating barista please"?

Pause.

"No, I'm not calling the bloody pigs I'm calling you to de-esca".

Suddenly, amid screams the phone goes dead.

a different james

Candidates for woke non-binary de-escalation. Do take a moment to picture how it would go.

Those of you who enjoy Roddy Doyle's tales of chirpy, witty Dublin working class life in the suburb of Barrytown* will, no doubt, have recognised this train station which is in greater Barrytown.

* I am not a fan

David

Would watch.

It would, I think, have the makings of compelling television. With preening, mouthy woke-lings encountering the realities they’ve so carefully ignored. The subsequent tears and meltdowns could constitute a drinking game.

We’ve touched on this before, of course.

TomJ

There were local elections in some (but not all) local councils, mayorships and Police and Crime Commissioner posts in England, as well as elections to the pretendy Parliaments in Scotland and Wales. The only election to the UK Parliament was in Hartlepool, which is no doubt why a search term including UK would mainly pick that up.

WTP

Thanks, TomJ.

Speaking of things that happen in Ireland...

https://gunfreezone.net/saint-patrick-made-ireland-snake-free-but-not-idiot-free/

asiaseen

the circumference of the earth is a ring of impassable mountains

Oh dearie me! The cognescenti know full well that the Circle Sea, with its perpetual pretty waterfall, is the periphery of the world.

pst314

Oh dearie me! The cognescenti know full well that the Circle Sea, with its perpetual pretty waterfall, is the periphery of the world.

So now you're telling us the world rests on the back of a giant turtle? Heresies piled upon heresies!

Sue Sims

I'm fairly sure that the video's protagonist is biologically male: if you look closely (which, agreed, needs some courage, you'll see his Adam's apple.

Sue Sims

Memo to self: remember to close brackets. But at least it's avoided Evil Italics.

David

But at least it’s avoided Evil Italics.

[ Replaces revolver in nook under bar. Resumes nonchalant wiping of glasses. ]

pst314

"When I hear the word italics, I reach for my revolver"
--should be displayed above the bar?
[ glances towards door to gauge how quickly an exit can be effected ]

David

“When I hear the word italics, I reach for my revolver”

Thing is, of course, I approve of italics, especially when quoting another commenter. It makes the thread tidier and more comprehensible. (Unless, that is, it’s a lengthy quote, of a commenter or some other source, in which case blockquote is easier on the eye.) #StyleGuide

It’s the runaway italics when someone doesn’t close the tag. That chafes my undercarriage.

pst314

It’s the runaway italics when someone doesn’t close the tag.

Yes, understood--especially since I have screwed up my italics more than once. But I just had to make a screwball comment utterly divorced from reality.

David

especially since I have screwed up my italics more than once.

I keep a file on italics transgressors. It’s laminated and everything.

TomJ
So now you're telling us the world rests on the back of a giant turtle? Heresies piled upon heresies!

No, it rests on 4 elephants. It's the eleplhants who rest upon the turtle...

pst314

No, it rests on 4 elephants. It's the elephants who rest upon the turtle...

More blasphemy! Arrgh!

pst314

I keep a file on italics transgressors. It’s laminated and everything.

Can I get my name struck off with a large donation or an abject apology?

David

[ Strokes chin. ]

asiaseen

That chafes my undercarriage.

And our esteemed host's undercarriage may, or may not be, a pretty sight.

Daniel Ream

I'm honestly surprised Tyepad doesn't have some kind of built-in editor, or at least HTML sanity checking.

David

or at least HTML sanity checking.

Of course, nothing has yet rivalled Mr Sherman’s spectacular and truly boggling HTML atrocity of August 2016. I wish I’d taken a screengrab.

I still wake up screaming.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

With wise counsel like this, what could possibly go wrong?

pst314

I'm honestly surprised Tyepad doesn't have some kind of built-in editor, or at least HTML sanity checking.

I wouldn't be surprised if such features exist but one must make non-trivial coding changes to take advantage of them. Code changes, test and debug, re-code, rinse and repeat...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... at least HTML sanity checking.

POST PREVIEW

He said having hit the wrong button before...

Sonny Wayz

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[ glances towards door to gauge how quickly an exit can be effected ]
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I'm sure our host would give you three steps. /Skynyrd

David

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[ From cellar, sounds of clattering, a muffled scream. ]

Squires

More blasphemy! Arrgh!

Fools ye all!

The Earth is an infinite plane, its bedrock floating upon a grey void! Though the whole is infinite, the habitable climates of this plane are finite, for in the Farthest Lands the laws that governed the generation of our world approach the madness of our creator, and go rather silly.

WTP

You're all wrong. The earth, actually the universe in general, is merely the dream of a god resting on the lotus petal that grows from the navel of another sleeping god who is resting on the lotus rising from the navel of a god sleeping below him. I have documentation on this somewhere...

pst314

..for in the Farthest Lands the laws that governed the generation of our world approach the madness of our creator...

Sounds rather Lovecraftian. Probably best that I offend the Elder Gods by disagreeing.

pst314

Not offend, NOT offend!

Richard Cranium

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!

David

[ Grabs broom, beats off tentacles. ]

Fred the Fourth

Tentacles...
Sounds awesome. Too bad I am currently busy looking at my puppy sleeping and cannot get over there to help.

Mags

beats off tentacles

👀

pst314

[ Grabs broom, beats off tentacles. ]

It is hopeless. We will all be eaten. The best we can hope for is to be eaten first.

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=135


Kurt Eichenwald just this once before reverting to pst314

[ Grabs broom, beats off tentacles. ]

Please tell me more.

John Lewis

This seems a good time to ask our host and other commenters for their opinions of the recent Sky series Lovecraft Country.

I stopped watching after episode 2 because of the laughably overstated yet stunningly unoriginal “evil white people” narrative. A pity, the concept deserved better.

ComputerLabRat

I stopped watching after episode 2 because of the laughably overstated yet stunningly unoriginal “evil white people” narrative. A pity, the concept deserved better.

Woke and PC has really ruined the whodunit genre - you don't even have to watch or read to know the white male dunnit. If a character is female or pigmented or not heterosexual, you know they are the Good Guys in the story, and will be flatly portrayed as perfect in every way, and of course, Stunning and Brave. The villain is the only character with a chance at developing any depth.

I've been binge-watching the early seasons of Hercule Poirot, but will stop once the original developers leave. I read that the newer episodes were re-worked so the females couldn't be the bad guys anymore, and the whole thing started down the SJW road to hell.

David

This seems a good time to ask our host and other commenters for their opinions of the recent Sky series Lovecraft Country.

I didn’t watch.

Daniel Ream

I'm an iconoclastic curmudgeon. I'm disinterested in Lovecraft Country because, like zombies and bacon, the Cthulhu mythos has been done to death, dug up, resurrected, done to death some more, remixed, and shoved into every imaginable property by this point. It has suffered the ultimate, final death for any horror monster: it's become trite, predictable, familiar, and boring.

WTP

"Beating off Tentacles"

Album name...or maybe Sci-fi porn film? Could be both. I don't suppose it's even remotely possible that David Bowie and one of the Go-Gos had a love child? No? Joan Jett maybe?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, Today In Racism™: a fetching lass describes the problematic nature of "purposely" getting a sun tan.

pst314

Album name...or maybe Sci-fi porn film?

Meme seen:
"French porn star (photo of brunette)
American porn star (photo of blonde)
Japanese porn star (photo of squid)"

NTSOG

"Japanese porn star (photo of squid)"

At least you can eat calamari [or even use it for bait to catch fish] after it's served its 'other' purposes.

pst314

NTSOG: No thanks.

pst314

The irony here is off the charts.

Darleen

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Ed Snack

All this talk of the edge of the world is pointless, everybody knows (or should know) that it is turtles, turtles all the way down.

And don’t worry about the tentacles, we’re still working on that.

Dr. Chaotica

Hey There, Cthulhu!

Fred the Fourth

Recently I did a short walk with friends in a semi rural exurb of silicon valley. One of the top ten wealthiest neighborhoods in the US, I'd guess.
We turned into a narrow street, my friend joking that it looked like a private road but wasn't, and not to tell anyone so the riff raff stayed away.
Then he told us that the owner of the next property had been a big proponent of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), and not to be surprised at the posters we were about to see on the fence.
Many many posters as it turned out. Nice artwork for the most part. All advocating Trans rights, abolition of prisons, defunding police, open borders, abolition of ICE (immigration and customs enforcement). Etc.
But I'm such an awful person. I noted a few things.
(But first, who were all these posters for? I'd bet no more than ten cars would pass in a day, 50% neighbors and 50% landscapers / deliveries.)
1. The fence. Well made.
2. Occasional video cameras.
3. The acreage. Property in that area goes for roughly 5 million USD per acre, and there were plenty of them.
Then I had had thoughts like, "I wonder what the exact address is? What might happen if I made flyers and passed them around the tent & tarpaulin camps just a few miles away in several directions? What could I sell the resulting video for?"
But when I got home I just took my puppy for a walk.

pst314

Fred: I like the way you think.

Steve E

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

They should have to divulge the date of their bar exam to prospective clients. Sort of like a covid passport for lawyers.

NTSOG

"They should have to divulge the date of their bar exam to prospective clients."

I can see two important questions that will be asked at interview of aspiring lawyers wanting to join big law firms and before they get to practise on paying clients: 'Did you pass the Bar Exam in California and when?'

ComputerLabRat

They should have to divulge the date of their bar exam to prospective clients.

This trend, and that of the dumbing down of med school requirements is worrisome to say the least. When you are in trouble, injured, or sick is is when you need someone who knows what they are doing, not some lowered-standards diversity hire. And this affects the people with less money the most, as they don't have the funds to shop around for someone good.

Steve E

This trend, and that of the dumbing down of med school requirements is worrisome to say the least.

I think someone (I don't remember who) posted this here a couple of threads back.

pst314

I think someone (I don't remember who) posted this here a couple of threads back.

If so, I missed it. Thanks. A succinct review of the Chavis "affirmative action" scandal.

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