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June 11, 2021

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pst314

“Black people can’t be racist,” says big black racist.

One of my regrets is not publicly ripping a famous black (who espoused just that racist lie) a new one, back in the day when we knew each other and ran into each other on occasion.

Pawel

“A deadly presence.”

Sarah, The Only White Person in the Room. Blacks and browns warily approaching her with their petitions of mercy, knowing that at any moment, merely by lifting a finger and claiming to feel threatened, Sarah can summon lightning bolts down on their heads...


Farnsworth M Muldoon

Storm is a carb feeder...

JuliaM

"Simpler times."

What are they meant to be? Anteaters? Is that a Hallowe'en thing?

sk60

“A deadly presence.” (Or, when you’re being bullied and you don’t even realise it.)

Wokeness is a mental health issue.

David

Morning, all.

Wokeness is a mental health issue.

Well, if what she says is true, she sounds like a neurotic person being bullied by opportunists. If what she tells us didn’t happen and is being aired for effect, to impress her peers and gain woke status points, then that doesn’t exactly suggest a balanced individual either.

Jen

“A deadly presence.”

🤡

David

Preconditions listed.

Elephants Gerald

Tom McDonald - "Snowflakes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCMwlorNEZk
Some of the reaction videos are priceless...

e.g. the Too LIT Mafia... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zIx8-kKW7o

John D

Preconditions listed.

That can f*ck off.

David

That can f*ck off.

Heh. Well, quite.

If you’re presenting yourself to the world as a supposedly fascinating misfit, a radical aberration, and you then insist that potential friends aren’t allowed to ponder, even privately, any aspect of your supposedly fascinating anomalous status, this does sound a tad egomaniacal. As noted recently, the terms and preconditions, so eagerly listed, suggest that “being an ally” simply isn’t worth the effort and contortion demanded by these tiresome, clownish, narcissistic assholes.

Dr. Chaotica

Forget about the moon. What would happen if the Death Star were a disco ball? Actually, we already know the answer to that: the Powerpuff Girls would destroy it.

David

How dare you not want to hump my scarred and mutilated body.

Fay

By the wonders of the internets, a token of appreciation is winging its way to you across the Atlantic. Enjoy some wine on me.

Dr. Chaotica

Deformed Man Toilet? Didn't they tour with Pearl Jam in 2004?

David

Enjoy some wine on me.

Bless you, madam. May your crafty afternoon nap never be interrupted by a territorial dispute between crows and magpies.

[ Fondles tip jar suggestively. ]

Mags

Balloon versus orange peel.

I learned something today.

Karl

How dare you not want to hump my scarred and mutilated body

Nothing is sexier than a surgically attached artificial penis built out of balloons and spare body parts.

Ian

Fly tipping.

Why are their faces blurred? They aren't rape victims, they're simply total and absolute pigs.

Publicly shame them. Show their neighbours the kind of people they live next door to.

Who knows, with enough shame and condemnation they may, just may, still be redeemable.

David

Nothing is sexier than a surgically attached artificial penis built out of balloons and spare body parts.

It does have the air of a David Cronenberg film.

In other cartoons, we’re told that if you’d rather not wind up in the sack with the biological sex you weren’t expecting and don’t actually find arousing, then you should “disclose that shit” and admit your bigotry. (“Bigotry” being implicitly defined as having any kind of sexual preferences and/or standards, such that there are some things you’d rather not have sex with.) But a trans person pretending to be something that they aren’t and deceiving others in the hope of getting laid is totally fine, apparently.

Y. Knott

"Seeing-Eye Shoes"

I believe those are illegal on the Tokyo subways during the school year - they've certainly been tried often enough!

David

Publicly shame them. Show their neighbours the kind of people they live next door to.

The idea of town-square stocks is not without some retro appeal. And possibly some practical advantages.

John Lewis

https://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/remember-november-3.gif

Orange peel of note.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Seen over at Orwell's She can swing like Spider-Man from her armpit hair,” Clarke said.

David

Orange peel of note.

Heh. I didn’t see that coming.

pst314

Balloon versus orange peel.

"As it turns out, limonene is also very flammable"

Do the children of Florida orange growers stay up late lighting their peels?

pst314

"Simpler times."

What are they meant to be? Anteaters? Is that a Hallowe'en thing?

Ferrets?

They look a bit familiar, too, as if I've seen similar cartoon characters somewhere.

Mike

At last, high-speed hover cars.

That's a good illusion. Can't stop seeing it.

WTP

Emilia Clarke’s New Comic Book Centers On A Single Mom Whose Powers Are Derived From Her Period

Her period? Or something shortly before, perhaps?

David

Can’t stop seeing it.

You know it’s just a shadow, but your brain keeps on saying, “Nope, flying car.”

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Sorry if this was already posted here, but:

This sign knows it has lost.

pst314

This sign knows it has lost.

I seem to recall that many years ago an American university (U of California Berkeley? MIT?) intentionally delayed building sidewalks. They waited until pedestrians had worn visible paths between the buildings and then built the sidewalks where people clearly wanted them.

asiaseen

people who have had bottom surgery

The Pile Free?

pst314

Perverse and insatiable, there is no cure.

In fact there is a cure, but defenestration is illegal.

David

This sign knows it has lost.

Today’s words are revealed preference.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Invention of note.

Recommended by CNN.

David

Invention of note.

If anyone’s getting aroused by this thread, I’m upping the price of the drinks.

WTP

Recommended by CNN.
...
If anyone’s getting aroused by this thread, I’m upping the price of the drinks.

Just watched part of Toobin's apology/welcome-me-back interview and still not clear. WTF was there about that Zoom call with his colleagues that got a man in his 50's (60's ?) so aroused that he simply must run a batch during the break? One would expect greater self control from a hormone enraged teenager. The interviewer mentions Clinton and Weiner and Cuomo and (of corse) Trump, but all of those situations, either real or imagined, were in the course of some normal..."normal"...context/flow of sexual behavior. The whole thing is a farce of a farce. Toobin, and likely Cuomo as well, must have the goods on somebody powerful at cnn. Shouldn't that be raising even more serious questions?

PiperPaul

run a batch

Now I'll never be able to run any batch processes without thinking of Toobin choking the chicken. Thanks.

prm

choking the chicken

Now I'll never be able to choke any chickens withough thinking of Toobin spanking the monkey. Thanks.

Steve E

spanking the monkey

Now I'll never be able to spank any monkeys without thinking of Toobin strangling the cyclops. Thanks

Ulysses (αυτός /του)

strangling the cyclops

Now I'll never be able to gouge any eyes without thinking of Toobin waxing the salami. Thanks

WTP

Now I’ll never be able to wax a salami without thinking of Toobin beating a bishop...wait a minute...

Uma Thurmond's Feet

waxing the salami

Now I'll never be able to wax my salami without thinking of Toobin polishing the bishop.

David

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

WTP

Polish? You polish your bishop? With what? A cloth? Sick bastards.

Henry VIII (we/ours)

beating a bishop

Now I'll never be able to beat any bishops without thinking of Toobin burping the worm.

Squires

That can f*ck off.

The tragedy here is that she appears young and quite physically attractive behind all the technicolor deformations. She could have had a good life more easily than most.

Instead she swallowed the poison offered her by the poisonous, and became poison herself.

Such is the way of warfare by savages waged: seize the young females of the enemy.

pst314

Seems accurate:

pst314

From one of the Ace of Spades contributors, something I didn't know about Maggie:

WTP

burping the worm.

Now I'll never be able to burp any worms without thinking of Toobin pumping the purple python. Thanks.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

That's a new one, but now I'll never be able to peer over spectacles without thinking of Toobin strangling the boxer beast. Thanks.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

At least they all remembered to close the italics tags.

Sonny Wayz

A boy and his dog.

Warning: Link contains Web transmissible onion fumes.

Daniel Ream

This place has been, pace Callahan's, a welcome place to socialize far from the maddening crowd of perpetual adolescents I have to deal with daily. You're all fine people and a much-needed reminder that the lamps have not gone out yet, quite. In recognition of some of the best commenters in the sanosphere I've dropped a fair size tip in the jar to keep the TypePad hamsters running for a few more weeks.

That said, I'm stepping away for a bit. The constant flood of madness is inescapable - Bill C-10 is going to pass, we're facing a fall election that will almost certainly return a Liberal majority, provinces are already instituting de facto vaccine passports. Last week I was reported to the police for not wearing a mask in the hall of my own apartment building. As great a source of amusement as this blog has been over the years, this stuff isn't funny to me any more. It's deeply frightening and I know far too much history to be hopeful. I need to stop exposing myself to it for a while. Hang in there and God bless.

David

That said, I'm stepping away for a bit.

For detox, I recommend time in the countryside. Or animals.

I’ve dropped a fair size tip in the jar to keep the TypePad hamsters running for a few more weeks.

Bless you, sir. When tradesmen descend and mugs of sugary tea are promised – a drink otherwise rarely indulged in - may you never find yourself agonising over whether to chance it with expired teabags.

#TrueStory
#FilmRightsAvailable

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Stolen from twitter, so who cares...

I need to stop exposing myself to it for a while.

Why ? It could get you a gig on CNN...

Daniel Ream

I recommend time in the countryside. Or animals.

We had to cancel the week in the countryside because the girlfriend's dog contracted severe meningitis and will need constant monitoring/medication for the next couple of weeks.

It has not been a good day.

WTP

As great a source of amusement as this blog has been over the years, this stuff isn't funny to me any more.

OK, OK....I'll stop with the adolescent pud pulling euphemisms. My eyesight was starting to get a bit fuzzy anyway.

Kidding aside, and sorry about your gf's dog, I do highly endorse David's advice on the countryside if you can manage it for at least a week or so. Since leaving our winter quarters in central FL about three weeks ago and are now spending the summer in the mountains of north GA, my anxiety about the situation with Western civilization has improved considerably. Not perfect, not great, but much much better. It took maybe 4-5 days before I realized it. Take care. We all need all the help we can muster to whatever degree possible.

David

It has not been a good day.

[ Strokes tip jar. ]

Oh, I dunno.

David

Take care.

Seconded. Parsing the contortions of our self-imagined betters – or worse, experiencing them first-hand - does take a toll. Other people’s heads are strange things, I find.

pst314

It has not been a good day.

I understand. Be well. Best wishes.

pst314

"Some of the assumptions supporting solar power are *real* optimistic":

Solar panels ‘chronically underperforming’. Residential units deteriorating twice as fast as assumed.

Via: Comrade Arthur.

The assumptions, of course, were not so much optimistic as dishonest. And those who lied will suffer no consequences.

semi retired conservative

As a fellow Canajun and inmate of Ontari-owe, I understand completely your malaise.
We are beset by the imbeciles of modernity at all levels municipal, provincial and Federal.

Time outside in nature certainly helps me. Along with lashings of dark rum.

Sorry.

Rum of Colour.

SumDumGuy

Balloon versus orange peel.

Has anybody told Jan?

SumDumGuy

It ate my link, how sad.

Go here: https://foundation.app/@janerichsen

SumDumGuy

lol at myself. Turns out I am just SumDumGuy

David

[ Quietly fixes link, ever the classy host. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

More from the G7

Steve E

Last week I was reported to the police for not wearing a mask in the hall of my own apartment building.

I know. My wife keeps telling me to not be surprised if she ends up on the news stomping on a police car and swinging a sledgehammer. They're threatening mass ticketing and perhaps mass arrests if people show up at the beach in the same numbers as last weekend.

Russtovich

"More from the G7"

Christ. Fist and/or elbow bumping... but no masks. What diabolical mockery is this? :)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What diabolical mockery is this? :)

The Bee used to be satire...

ComuterLabRat

And finally, relaxingly, a foot massage of note.

I don't know why but the above reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SViIWRlwh1k
Listen with headphones if at work, although I was actually listening to that morning radio show (broadcast nationally!) when it first aired...

And thank you to all the commenters and their chicken choking euphemisms - I laughed out loud at that roll y'all got on. I needed that. Laughter that is.

pst314

The Bee used to be satire...: "People Who Ruined World's Economies Gather To Discuss How To Fix World's Economies"

As someone said, "You make money running it down, you make money building it up again..."

pst314

A Dean of Students reflects: ‘How Much Damage Have My Colleagues and I Done?’

asiaseen

The Bee used to be satire

If it is the G7 why are there 9 people in the beach pic?

TimT

"More from the G7

I am relieved to hear the use of the proper version of 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' and not the imposter version used at my daughter's play class.

WTP

If it is the G7 why are there 9 people in the beach pic?

Because the EU gets to be represented twice for some, surely stupid reason. Also, they're still two positions and a few iron rod short of half a foosball table.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Re preconditions listed:

—I don’t care about her sexuality etc.

—The makeup is a lot better than on most of these [whatever they are]s. It would be fun for a party if the [whatever]s hadn’t made everyone think, at sight of a rainbow anything—“Major tedium approaches! Flee!@

Thom

A Dean of Students reflects: ‘How Much Damage Have My Colleagues and I Done?’

I've read it twice, and I've read her other article twice, and I'm afraid I still can't find any admission by her of having done damage.

The integrity and good intentions of her profession are misunderstood. Some of her colleagues might have been overzealous in their overcorrections to historical injustices. And her big learning experience was that the mothers of sons who've been expelled from college by internal rape courts maybe wasn't the right audience for her speech about how professionally misunderstood she is.

She condemns Sabrina Rubin's Rolling Stone article not for its depiction of male students as blond Nazi rapists, but because it got the college administrator who hesitated to believe the Haven Monahan story got into hot water for not being eager enough in the cause.

Cathy Young's article, The Campus Rape Myth is worth comparing and contrasting...

The process of crafting these rules combines a voyeuristic prurience and a seeming cluelessness about sex.

... The campus sex-management industry locks in its livelihood by introducing a specious clarity to what is inherently mysterious and an equally specious complexity to what is straightforward...

... The university is sneaking back in its in loco parentis oversight of student sexual relations, but it has replaced the moral content of that regulation with supposedly neutral legal procedure. The generation that got rid of parietal rules has re-created a form of bedroom oversight as pervasive as Bentham’s Panopticon.

John Lewis

I know it’s absolutely zero comfort to our Canadian commenters but at least in that photo your leader has a suit that actually fits him. Boris meanwhile…………

[+]

“Social justice publishing.”

Every. Goddamn. Time.

David

Every. Goddamn. Time.

If you want to find someone who delights in overtly racist sentiment, and who faces little if any of the customary disapproval and pushback, and indeed may be accustomed to being applauded for such sentiment, then you should probably head for whoever is blathering loudly about “equity,” “diversity” and “social justice.” Because the odds are pretty good.

See, well, just about anything in the archives tagged ‘academia’.

Sam Duncan

“Because the EU gets to be represented twice for some, surely stupid reason.”

Yes, it's as if the US got to send That Creepy Guy and the Governors of North and South Dakota.

When the UN was set up, the USSR wanted to send about a dozen delegates because its SSRs were totally independent sovereign states, honest. Then the US pointed out that so were its 48 states, and the matter was dropped.

Somehow, the EU gets away with it at the G4 6 7-ish.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I know it’s absolutely zero comfort to our Canadian commenters but at least in that photo your leader has a suit that actually fits him.

I don't know, not a one of them has a tailor who knows how to make pants the proper length. Boris, having access to some of the best tailors in the world, has zero excuse, and the guy in the back in the gray suit with the high water pants might as well be wearing capris.

OTOH, Trudeau did pay tribute to Canadian heritage by wearing a beaver on his head.

John Lewis

Perhaps he took his inspiration from Fidel Castro who also liked Canadian beaver on his head?

WTP

I've read it twice, and I've read her other article twice, and I'm afraid I still can't find any admission by her of having done damage.

Yeah. I read through a few paragraphs of that and got the impression there was not going to be anything like what the headline promised. Thanks for doing the slog work to confirm. Reason #239 why I hate these people.

asiaseen

G4 6 7-ish

G7 and two halves please?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The other day we had "pride" flags, now, according to this handy chart we are up to 96, and unless you know all 96, you are a bigot, unless you are color blind, then you are a color blind bigot.

I, of course, am a bigot because I thought a lithromantic was someone who just wanted to get their rocks off and alexigender were people who read erotic fiction to Amazon devices.

pst314

I've read it twice, and I've read her other article twice, and I'm afraid I still can't find any admission by her of having done damage.

The closest she comes, with regard to her own conduct, is here:

"I wondered, uncomfortably, if I had failed to listen as carefully to the accused men, even though I would have sworn that I was fair and open-minded. I hadn’t heard stories like these in quite the way I was hearing them now — they were punches to my gut."

The integrity and good intentions of her profession are misunderstood. Some of her colleagues might have been overzealous in their overcorrections to historical injustices.

Agreed! What was done cannot be accurately described as merely the result of well meaning "overzealousness". Any honest assessment must include the words "malice" and "evil". Presumably she will never fully realize just how fundamentally corrupt modern feminism, and leftism in general, are.

As she tells the story, she was an old school sort of dean who did honestly try to treat all students fairly, and that the changes forced on schools by the left (thank you Obama, you fascistic turd, and all the liberal fascists who voted for you) led to her disillusionment and resignation.

However, note her description of how she did her job:

"I didn’t investigate: I deployed skilled people to do that. I didn’t advocate: I assigned staff to those roles. I didn’t judge: I relied on smart, thoughtful, compassionate colleagues to find whatever truth might be there in the midst of accusations and counteraccusations."

Nowhere in either article does she show that she recognizes the inherent problem with one person appointing judges, investigators, and advocates for both complaining parties.

So the two articles are just her story about how she saw things change for the worse, rather than about the details of particular cases she handled or heard about. Nor is it a thorough dissection of what's wrong with the academic system. Still, it was interesting to read one former dean's personal account and to see a hint of realization that something was wrong. Not a Road to Damascus story, but a possible first step.

pst314

Reason #239 why I hate these people.

And these people generally have no clue why they are wrong about anything or why people legitimately do not trust them. In their eyes they are intelligent, noble, and act from the best motives. The sclerotic nature of academia.

David

Some of her colleagues might have been overzealous in their overcorrections to historical injustices.

It seems to me that a preoccupation with “historical injustices” and their “correction” is precisely why such people should never be trusted. Given that the author and her peers inhabit an environment in which status is accrued, and conformity demanded, by denouncing supposed oppressor groups, with straight white men being by far the most frequently denounced, it would be foolish to assume probity or competence on their part.

WTP

In their eyes they are intelligent, noble, and act from the best motives.

In the words of my nursing educated, major health care corporation middle management sister-in-law..without a hint of self-awareness, "We're the good people!" So it's not just academia but that's who they take their clues from. Them or any other authority handed down to them from those above who read it in Forbes or Business Insider.

PiperPaul

"We're the good people!"

Does she have friends or "allies"?

pst314

It seems to me that a preoccupation with “historical injustices” and their “correction” is precisely why such people should never be trusted.

Indeed. And yet she is only now, at the end of her career, encountering serious criticism. If liberals like her had not slowly driven conservatives out of academia she would have encountered cogent arguments challenging her very assumptions.

pst314

"We're the good people!"

David

“We’re the good people!”

It’s best not to forget just how perverse and dysfunctional academia can be, and very often is. A person steeped in the prevailing assumptions of that environment, and who thinks in terms of correcting historical injustices, and whose peers routinely describe masculinity as “toxic” but have no equivalent for female behaviour, is unlikely to be either realistic or trustworthy.

exdemocrat

“We’re the good people.”
Perennial: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WDzVY079C8E

pst314

A person steeped in the prevailing assumptions of that environment, and who thinks in terms of correcting historical injustices, and whose peers routinely describe masculinity as “toxic” but have no equivalent for female behaviour, is unlikely to be either realistic or trustworthy.

And it would be a grave violation of the sacred academic tradition of "collegiality" to challenge the rightness and goodness of those assumptions.

WTP

Does she have friends or "allies"?

Oh, she's quite the social butterfly type while her conservative-leaning husband, while a tad controlling, is quite the introvert. She used to be one of my favorite people. I didn't take her too seriously because there was no reason to, plus she's an in-law. She along with my sister are our power-of-attorney designates. About six or seven years ago she started to prattle on about some "emotional intelligence" BS corporate told her to buy into. Then when Trump got elected she was on FB in her pussy hat. Things went downhill from there. She used to respect my technical knowledge, maybe she still does, but she's bought into the covid panic completely. Shocked that we only wear masks when absolutely required to (though they didn't wear them when we were together for a short visit last fall). Shocked that we're not interested in getting the vaccine. Constantly dropping hints that we need to wear masks and get vaccinated. Falls back to the strawman of our being the fearful ones because we won't. When I try to engage her regarding technical details of the various, more prominent covid studies, she cops out. Until the last year or so we were all very close.

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