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June 11, 2021

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pst314

she was on FB in her pussy hat.

That's a reliable sign of a damaged mind.

WTP

That's a reliable sign of a damaged mind.

TBF, In her case, marginally true. I doubt if her far more damaged-mind friend hadn't gone to that rally, she never would have.

pst314

And that is how her mind was damaged. The old story about the decent kid who comes back from college a raving Marxoid.

Nikw211

Youtuber spots flaw in a forthcoming TV show.

WTP

Youtuber spots flaw in a forthcoming TV show.

Watch for a reboot of Frazier transitioning. Remember where you heard it first.

Squires

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

College is no place for a debate!

Shocked that we only wear masks when absolutely required to... [etc.]

Her behavior sounds performative. That she might not really believe any of it is irrelevant, if she believes she must perform in such a way in order to keep her social status secure.

Richard Cranium

I dunno @WTP. They may do the tame thing and have Niles come out of the closet instead.

WTP

They may do the tame thing and have Niles come out of the closet instead.

Oh come on, man. They’ve surely got more balls than...never mind...

David

Personally offended.

Via Damian.

WTP

“Personally offended.”

As ridiculous as the original tweet is, it's even more absurd that the next dozen or so tweets, ostensibly from professionals, are in agreement or sympathetic until you reach the first suggestion that perhaps the doctor needs to get out more. It's so bloody stupid I'm ashamed to be a part of the same human race...or is that racist?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Youtuber spots flaw in a forthcoming TV show.

East Asian Velma and no Scooby, now there is a mystery - not that anyone should infer anything, because that would be racist.

“Personally offended.”

I am not offended, but the term is rather infantile and, technically speaking, other than smallpox a properly administered vaccination is not a "jab". I suppose the good old-fashioned "shot" is right out because gun violence, or some other horse crap like it is harder to make Tic Tok videos with "shot" or "vaccination".

Jim Whyte

God bless, Daniel - we'll miss your insights here.

TimT

“Personally offended.”

I get irritated by 'swipe' being used to refer to digital money transfers using cards, or by the positively lubricious term 'touch on/touch off' used to remind Melburnians how to use our Myki cards on public transport, but somehow I manage to not get 'personally offended' by it.

pst314

“Personally offended.”

I am personally offended by people who say "personally offended". After all, are they ever "impersonally offended"?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

After all, are they ever "impersonally offended"?

Well, there are the legions of SJWs who are offended on behalf of individuals and/or entire groups of people though there is often scant evidence they have no reason to be offended themselves.

pst314

Farnsworth: Yes, but they still take it very personally. I won't believe people can be impersonally offended until an SJW hits me over the head while saying "Don't take it personally, it's just business". :-)

WTP

I get irritated by 'swipe' being used to refer to digital money transfers...

Well exactly. Like I would get upset if someone said their program "crashed". Now if a coworker told me that about something he wanted me to fix and no further information or context is provided, yes. Problem. But an end user? Especially one speaking to another group of people? No. Now I can see how a doctor would get annoyed by a fellow professional speaking in such a colloquial term in a non-ironic manner. But to be "offended"? Offended such that you simply must get onto twitter and twit about it because some bureaucrat uses the term? And the chiming in by other professionals, so-called? Get over yourselves.

Sam Duncan

"We're the good people!"

I drifted away from faith in my 20s, but I'm coming to see the value of the Christian principle that nobody is without sin.

“Personally offended.”

a) For Pete's sake, why? Offended, sure, but “personally”?

b) BEM: the “Miss Congeniality” of the British honours system. I mean I'd be flattered to receive one, but I wouldn't shout about it on bloody Twitter as if it was a flamin' Baronetcy.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I won't believe people can be impersonally offended until an SJW hits me over the head while saying "Don't take it personally, it's just business". :-)

I understand they are handing out business cards in Portland...

Now I can see how a doctor would get annoyed by a fellow professional speaking in such a colloquial term in a non-ironic manner.

"Jab" is bad, but saying "Fauci Ouchy" should be grounds for license revocation, and the luckless offender pimp slapped into the next century.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, a tweet of note.

WTP

"Jab" is bad, but saying "Fauci Ouchy" should be grounds for license revocatio

I prefer "Trump Shot".

Steve E

After all, are they ever "impersonally offended"?

I feel the same way when people talk about organic produce. As opposed to what, inorganic produce?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I feel the same way when people talk about organic produce.

"Gluten Free Vodka" - if your vodka has gluten, it is pruno, not vodka.

Steve E

"Gluten Free Vodka" - if your vodka has gluten, it is pruno, not vodka.

"Lactose Intolerance" - if there's one thing I won't tolerate, it's lactose.

Col. Milquetoast

Sam,
The USSR had 3 votes in the UN. One for the USSR and one each for the component parts of the USSR Belarus and Ukraine because it was thought to be more important to get them to join than to maintain consistent standards.

n.b. the USSR had been kicked out of the predecessor institution the League of Nations as a penalty for its invasion of Finland and the League suspended its own operations on the same day – the resumption of the League was only to pass the torch to the UN. The UN did not insist that the USSR return land annexed from Finland nor that Finland shouldn’t have to pay reparations to the USSR for having been invaded by them. I suspect the diplomats considered that to ‘successful engagement’

Col. Milquetoast

I was recently watching the movie “Mary Queen of Scots” from 2018. It turns out that Tudor England & Scotland were racially diverse at the highest echelons although not so much when it comes to the rank & file soldiers. Apparently, painters at the time did a poor job of capturing how black or Chinese they really were.

After Mary Queen of Scots catches her husband in bed with her male aide David Rizzio (I didn’t recall that from the old history books), the aide begs forgiveness and she tells him to stand and that “you have not betrayed your nature” and he resumes his duties. Surely all catholics in the 1500s were as tolerant.

Don’t think that this is a woke version of history : later she demands and tries to force sex from her drunken husband who repeatedly says no and he makes excuses while she turns violent and attacks him.

Latter, a scottish preacher calls her ”Queen Strumpet” and a crowd chants “death to the Whooooeeeerre” in a surprisingly charming Scottish accent

Visually it looks good but the script seems taken from a soap opera with historical figures given roles and and an extra dose of melodrama rather than being consequential figures of history.

Richard Cranium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLyB08xXoBs

You *knew* that was coming, didn't you?

PiperPaul

the term is rather infantile

I insist that 'footy' stop being used to refer to soccer/fútbol since it conflicts with my language usage, eg. "I got a boo-boo on my footy when the choo-choo hit it."

Jen

the term is rather infantile

"assaultey"?

pst314

I drifted away from faith in my 20s, but I'm coming to see the value of the Christian principle that nobody is without sin.

I believe that principle is a key reason why the left so deeply hates Christianity.

pst314

the term is rather infantile

I believe that if we look we will find many such expressions although we don't usually notice them. Remember walkie-talkie?

Sonny Wayz

"After all, are they ever "impersonally offended"?

I feel the same way when people talk about organic produce. As opposed to what, inorganic produce?"
==========

"Lived Experience" If you haven't lived it, it's not experience, it's just hearsay.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

BEM: the “Miss Congeniality” of the British honours system.

I wonder if anyone has pointed out to him that it's the British Empire Medal, which promotes colonialism and the good old English virtues of teaching the fuzzy-wuzzies the way toward Civilization.

Not that I believe that, but when you have a sharp stick ...

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I believe that principle is a key reason why the left so deeply hates Christianity

Not just the left, but the elites. They hate anything that spoils the fun their having.

My wife's wide reading included a few works on early Christianity, and it appears one reason for its growth was that it treated everyone the same, regardless of rank. We are all sinners, we are all capable of redemption, and we must not turn a blind eye to evil acts. Can't see how that can be a threat to the powerful.

(As a side note, and this hasn't been researched, but it seems like a number of well-known people move from atheism to belief late in life, but I don't recall any instances of the reverse happening.)

pst314

BEM...the British Empire Medal

Random association: BEM = Bug Eyed Monster. Here is a satiric poem from the 1950's:
Venus Vermiculate,
be my own BEM
How bright is that eye
On it's seven-foot stem.
Croon in that sweet
Ophicleidean voice
And we two shall in true
symbiosis rejoice."

--The Space Child's Mother Goose, by Winsor & Parry

pst314

My wife's wide reading included a few works on early Christianity, and it appears one reason for its growth was that it treated everyone the same, regardless of rank.

Yes, that is very offensive and threatening to those with money and power--or at least a significant fraction of them.

pst314

The Space Child's Mother Goose, by Winsor & Parry

That poem was written long before anyone publicly announced that they were a "yellow scaled wingless dragonkin" or identified as a tentacled omnisexual space monster. Innocent times.

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