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June 25, 2021

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pst314

Speaking of degenerates...

pst314

When I say "degenerates" I mean both the thugs who commit these brutal crimes and the politicians who protect them.

Pooklord

The furtive looks and sotto voce voice of the "unhappy educator" tells me, that in her mind she is a heroine, fighting the evil forces of repression, sticking it to the Man!

What a loon.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why do I get the imoression that Friar Tuck's (who has zero boobage) kvetching about a freeking bra is just LARPing based on something a woman overheard said ?

Alice

Is Tik Tok just for mad people?

Jacob

In middle-class leftist bedlamite news, “A period of deep shame for being white.”

Actual indoctrination.

David

Morning, all.

Is Tik Tok just for mad people?

The concentration does seem quite high.

Actual indoctrination.

It’s worth noting how many of these things have the air of an abusive relationship.

Jess, by the way, is this lady here.

Nikw211

Parenting in action Vs. Progressive motherhood

That's some compare and contrast.

Nikw211

A Database of Diverse Databases, which includes, among other things, a database of Women Researchers in Fungi and Oomycetes, another of Women, Nonbinary, and POC Media Experts and also one for LGBT+ Physicists.

Because Balkanization is progress, apparently.

David

That’s some compare and contrast.

It occurs to me that someone should make a film, or at least a comic book, about a dad who punches lions.

Oh come on.

David

Self-absorbed hippie wants to feel validated. And so she “strives to use collective pronouns.”

sH2

Complications

A meme is born.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Because Balkanization is progress, apparently.

OTOH, it is a handy way to know who to avoid.

And so she “strives to use collective pronouns.”

This, kids, is why we don't do drugs.

pst314

glasses are racist...unhappy educator...deep shame...problematic white person...microaggression...Self-absorbed hippie...collective pronouns

Remember when My name is Boxxy was about as goofy as the internet got? Innocent times, sigh.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

For reasons unknown, they always look so smug.

Act 1: Bad for the planet.

Act 2: Move along, nothing to see here.

pst314

Niche browser extension

I want a Google Maps overlay which displays crime levels. I seem to recall that someone did that once, and was immediately condemned as a racist.

David

[ Checks incoming traffic stats. ]

It’s quiet today, comment-wise. But there are lots of people lurking in the bushes.

Help me get this giant, automated bush-thrashing machine fired up.

pst314

For reasons unknown, they always look so smug.

Note that her profile says she is a "writer" and "educator" with degrees in journalism and education. She has opinions about everything without knowing anything. But then, that's what ed schools and journalism schools are for.

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One for our host.

https://twitter.com/jollyheretic/status/1407691549933178888

Farnsworth M Muldoon

glasses are racist

I suppose it is just easier to bitch about your trendy oversize internet bought glasses than get off your tuchas and go to an optical shop to find glasses that fit.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

White dude, black cop "antifa" clowns in Portland are pouting this time.

Karl

Oy! Stop trashing my bush. Or I will ruin a TV series for you a second time.

David

Oy! Stop trashing my bush.

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

[ Loud whumping noise. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Something nice, for a change.

Karl

Oh Stewardess!

(Right page this time 🙄)

PiperPaul

It’s quiet today, comment-wise

Maybe everyone's watching Season 7 of Bosch.

David

Maybe everyone’s watching Season 7 of Bosch.

Hopefully, it’ll be better than the previous season, which was a bit of a disappointment. And no spoilers. I’ve got to finish The Haunting of Hill House first.

[ Bush whumping intensifies. ]

pst314

Something nice, for a change.

Lots more here

Karl

Is it Boxxy. Or is it Memorex?

Ian

Talk about the tuck.

Oh, please, make it stop. I must wake up. My feet are trapped in mud. I promise to be good.

Jen

Complications.

It's a heist!

Boys don't make passes...you know, the thing

Glasses Girl's TikTok may be her PhD dissertation. She expects an immediate job offer of a tenured post at an Ivy League university as a full professor of oppression studies.

Thesis: Origin in Europe = Racist.

Deep.

semi retired conservative

It's warmer in a bush than on a bench.

Especially if the leaves are variegated.

Mike

Bush whumping

Band name.

Darleen

It’s worth noting how many of these things have the air of an abusive relationship.

And it looks like Jess is cleaning that woman's home?

David

And it looks like Jess is cleaning that woman’s home?

I did briefly wonder if it might be some butch lesbian dominance thing. But then I remembered how easily aroused some of the rabble here are, so I said nothing.

WTP

Is it Boxxy or is it Shoe0nHead?

Richard Cranium

glasses are racist

Not to mention that you can re-orient the nose pads so their flat parts are actually resting on your face.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...you can re-orient the nose pads...

Telling an East Asian to re-orient is racist.

pst314

Telling an East Asian to re-orient is racist.

Please forgive him. It was an occident.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Please forgive him.

We can only hope he is not so ashamed that he goes to a bar to Taiwan on.

Steve E

he goes to a bar to Taiwan on

You found the chink in his armour.

Darleen

then I remembered how easily aroused some of the rabble here are

You say that like it's a bad thing ... but this is your establishment, so please do accept a donation to the hamster urine fund.

pst314

When will David throw down the yellow penalty flag?

David

do accept a donation to the hamster urine fund.

Bless you, madam. May your cleaning of the bathroom be noticed, unprompted, by your Significant Other.

John Lewis

WTF is this boxxy thing all about?

(and get off my lawn you kids).

aelfheld
Something nice, for a change.

Quite.

Thank you.

pst314

WTF is this boxxy thing all about?

For a while, back in the day, Boxxy became a meme. You could find videos collecting clips of funny and silly things on the internet, some of which began with a five-second clip of her announcing "My name is Boxxy!" followed by, say, a chubby teen pretending to be a Jedi light saber expert.

John Lewis

Thank you.

asiaseen

ShoeOnHead
However, she soon realized that she was not good at directing and dropped out. She abandoned her channel and deleted her old vlogs and got a job at the cosmetics section of Macy's.

Smart career move

lotocoti
Maybe everyone’s watching Season 7 of Bosch.
Nope. Mr Inbetween.
LW

glasses are racist

Is she under the impression that the bridge of the glasses is supposed to rest on the bridge of her nose? I mean ... that's going to put the lenses really close to your eyes. Close enough that your eyelashes will probably touch them and get them oily. Now, I do have a nose-bridge, and yet the nose-pads leave marks on my nose just like the marks on her nose. I notice that her glasses keep sliding down -- that's because the ear-pieces aren't adjusted correctly.

And since her complaint is that glasses are racist because they were invented in Europe, maybe she shouldn't support racism by wearing them. Of course, she's a high myope, so that may not work so well for her, but isn't fighting racism worth some inconvenience?

WTP

She should sue the eyeglasses industrial conglomerate. Might collect one dollar and NINE CENTS

WTP

Smart career move

I kinda liked Shoe0nHead. Wondered what happened to her. Ace use to link to her a bit.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Today in racism: heat.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In case anyone missed it, lingerie inspired by George Floyd, because before now women's underthings only came in white.

Fred the Fourth

And Farnsworth, note the little news tidbit on the right...
Heads exploding in Seattle.

David

Heh.

Quip aside, though, this is not a healthy way to be. When you’re defining your own fashionable pretensions and racial neuroticism, and assumptions of collective racial guilt, i.e., guilt for things that predate your own existence, as “becoming an authentic person,” then something is awry. Screws are rattling loose.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

LCD screens have improved everything, especially when they [checks note cards] replace glass doors in convenience stores.

Jeanne
Coming to terms with your place in the world... becoming aware of reality... the guilt is there, waiting to be felt, and you're either conscious of it and real about it or you're not ... Becoming an authentic person. Feelings are meant to be felt.

The normal messaging to white people is that nothing is real that's bigger than the individual. You might feel, or think you feel, that nations are real, that where people come from makes a difference, that your birth makes you part of something bigger than yourself, that you've inherited something different than foreigners have inherited. But what you're feeling is at best a sentimental illusion. And at worst your feelings make you complicit in a conspiracy against non-whites who have just as much right - as individuals - to what you maliglantly consider to belong to "your people".

And haven't you heard about the discovery that an African sailor was living in Gothenburg in 1600, and how this debunks the notion of Swedish national purity and historical continuity, indeed the very notion that you could recognize a Swede as a Swede without even seeing his passport or his football shirt.

So coming from that direction, it's interesting to hear language that makes so much of the reality of feelings associated with your ancestry, that those feelings represent something real and outside your mind that you can't make go away or disassociate from yourself by an individual act of self-definition.

David

the very notion that you could recognize a Swede as a Swede without even seeing his passport or his football shirt.

I very much doubt that the people most susceptible to this claptrap - largely middle-class leftist women - can be reasoned out of it. It’s as if they want to be broken and actively seek out brokenness. And then try to inflict that dysfunction on others.

pst314

So coming from that direction, it's interesting to hear language that makes so much of the reality of feelings associated with your ancestry

It is interesting and instructive to examine the fraudulent "Out of Africa" claims that the Greeks stole their philosophy and science from Egypt (and that those Egyptians were black). The claims are used to boost the self esteem of black Americans, but if Greeks object to these lies, they are condemned for "clinging" to a "false pride" in ancestors--that is, a pride in things that they themselves did not accomplish. Black Americans who cannot get passing grades in introductory math and science classes are entitled to take pride in false claims of super-accomplished ancient ancestors, but Greeks who get college degrees must not be proud of what their ancestors did indeed accomplish.

WTP

It has gotten to the point where I am developing a deep racist prejudice. Whenever I scroll through FB or the news or similar and I see the face of a middle aged white woman whom I don't recognize, I cringe. Even some that I do recognize. Some (probably former at this point) friends even look different to me now that they've informed the world on what it is that they (think) they know.

anon a mouse

middle aged white woman whom I don't recognize, I cringe.

As an aside, I'm beginning to think there might be some odd connection between women of pallor being perhaps the most kowtowed to group in all of human history and their seeming "Karening" trends.

However, that would require more thought, and I'm going fishing, so there.

Rick Henwood

aroused

ooooh!

WTP

I have a theory that white men have become such pushovers, defaulting to letting women have their way in all but the most extreme circumstances (and for many, even then) that white women think that they can change the world simply by whining. And it looks more and more like they may be right. Though not always, or even often, in the way they intended.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What could possibly go wrong ?

Debby Shelley was astounded.

Jeffo

white men have become such pushovers

Jess is replaying the role of the traditional housewife who restricts her observations to domestic matters, and defers to her husband in external matters like money and politics.

And the hippy chick who strives to use collective pronouns isn't safe out in the world, because if you can't tell the difference between yourself and others, and between friends and strangers, then you're going to get taken advantage of. But sweet, empathetic, optimistic young women like this can be good at looking after children.

These possibilities for living out feminine tendencies are now socially taboo and assumed in all cases to be domestic abuse and a waste of what could have been a good cubicle career.

Instead we have women like Jess submitting to the racial other, and hippy chicks with maternal instincts treating the whole world as their kindergarten.

Jeffo

What could possibly go wrong ?

"Winston turned round abruptly. He had set his features into the expression of quiet optimism which it was advisable to wear when facing the telescreen."

pst314

What could possibly go wrong ?

Will they be shocked if people start vandalizing those cameras?

John Lewis

What could possibly go wrong ?

“I had that Jeffrey Toobin in the back of my cab”.

David

Job offer of note.

Squires

Job offer of note.

Cecilia Jones asked what it pays.

Exposure, duh.

svh

Job offer of note.

*checks diary*

WTP

Couldn't figure out where to stop quoting...

But then, a few months ago, a pediatrician reached out to say that she also thought it was insane that minors were self-prescribing testosterone and that she agreed that her profession was negligent in unquestioningly “affirming” the sudden trans-identification of teenagers.

The standard response didn’t cut it this time. I wrote back as politely as I could: That’s just not good enough. You are a doctor. We aren’t the same with regard to medical scandals. I can continue to seek and publish the truth. I can interview experts and report what they’ve said. But you can appeal to your own authority. You took a Hippocratic oath. If you see young patients in harm’s way, you have an obligation to do something.

The same is true for other professions. If you are a teacher, you entered the profession in order to expand young minds. If you are watching them being warped, it’s your responsibility to fight that. If you are a journalist witnessing lies being spread by your colleagues, it’s your responsibility to stand up for truth. If you are a professor, watching your colleagues being bullied — a med school professor watching hokum being peddled as fact, a scientist watching the corruption of research — there’s no one else to speak up but you.

Each of us knows this in theory. But why do so few oppose the pressure, lies, and the corrupting force of these bullying campaigns?

The silent supporters have each performed the same risk-benefit calculation and arrived at the same conclusion: Speaking up isn’t worth it. It could cost a job, reputation, peace and friends — it requires the assumption of risk and a willingness to sacrifice.

And it is easy to justify our silence. We tell ourselves that we are protecting our families by remaining quiet and in the short-term, and we may be. But we are also handing our children over to a culture in which freedom of conscience and expression are drowned out. We are teaching our children that truth shouldn’t be our primary concern — or at least, that truth is negotiable or subordinate to being agreeable. They are learning that it is more important to remain acceptable to the powerful than to be truly free.

Whether or not most people admit it, what keeps them from speaking up in the face of what they know is wrong is fear. Fear not primarily of unemployment, though that is a pressing concern, but fear of ostracism. This deep and ancient fear is behind our desperate reach for innocence and safety when we virtue signal. By contrast, we stand exposed when we speak unpopular truth. Within your tribe, there will be people who pull away from you, and if you think well of them — and sadly, even if you don’t — this causes pain.

I'm usually not one to say RTWT, but...
https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-books-are-already-burning

Sam Duncan

“Alfi, an AI platform that seeks to deliver 'the right content to the right person at the right time in a respectful and ethical manner,'”

Sure. Nothing says “respectful and ethical” like spy cameras, right?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

First the lockdowns, and now this ? Worse than the blitz, let us know if we need to send you guys care packages to get through this disaster.

John Lewis

Hair and shaving products for starters please.

John Lewis

P.s. it’s still early morning which along with the unlovely visage (is that Emily?) may have contributed to my initially reading the headline as UNLAID.

Squires

Mr. Mrs. Potatohead and Discount Freddy Mercury are not leading images to inspire my sympathy.

Ah, fuck it. I wasn't going to have any sympathy anyway.

Nikw211

Whether or not most people admit it, what keeps them from speaking up in the face of what they know is wrong is fear. Fear not primarily of unemployment, though that is a pressing concern, but fear of ostracism.

For some people, I think this must be undoubtedly true.

But then I also think that when it comes to those same people, they have already had half a foot in that camp for some time and, to extend the metaphor, happily contributed to building the camp in the first place.

These are often people who have spent years taking as axiomatic the idea that being a Conservative / Republican means that you're uneducated and have therefore been all too easily brainwashed by an exploitative Capitalist class into voting against your own best interests.

And they're often the same people who don't just think that a vote for Trump is a vote for an obnoxious buffoon on the 'other side' of the political line, but represents an enthusiastic Sieg Heil salute to the extermination of non-white Americans.

At a crude narcissistic level, they're not infrequently people who see shift from more liberal to more conservative values as a sign of ageing, of 'turning into your mother/father', and so sticking to the former, even against their better judgment at times, is a way of keeping youthful.

These are the people I think likely suffer the most anguish with all this because they know it's wrong, only a halfwit or a sociopath could argue otherwise, but openly opposing it might mean being forced to revise the image they have of themselves and who they are as a person and, worse, that this image will be of someone they have long despised in the past.

For other people, for me at least, I tend not to speak out because it's completely futile.

I already know they have determined I am wrong, having made all my arguments for me in advance, and so I will never get my ideas across since whatever I try to say will be subtitled with their preconceptions and like some Mongolian language arthouse movie, they will only be reading the subtitles.

But I've also found it's futile to even pose certain kinds of question because in certain forums the kinds of fundamental truths about the world we live in that my question would presuppose at least some familiarity with would be, like some obscure Mongolian dialect, utterly alien to the people I'm asking.

So it would sound as bizarre as asking a football player whether a soft French cheese can be used as a sacrament during a post match analysis.

The least that can be said about the book-burning fanatics of the 1930s is that those setting the fires and those rescuing them from the flames both agreed that the books had value - they only really differed in what they saw as the significance of that value.

Now the situation is more like watching a fanatic throwing another book on the raging bonfire and when you ask them to stop burning books they say "What books? I'm not burning any books" as they toss yet another Solzhenitsyn into the flames, adding slyly "Only a fascist would call this garbage a book. You're not a fascist are you? Hmmm?"

And if you were to try to grab an armful of unburned books and make a dash for it, they would report you for a hate crime. No amount of "But it really is book!" is going to help you when Twitter and Youtube close down your accounts or when the police invite you for an informal chat down at the station.

pst314

Sure. Nothing says “respectful and ethical” like spy cameras, right?

As some liberal journalists and intellectuals have told us, if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear. (Speaking of such morally corrupt swine, David Brin said such things many years ago--ahead of the curve, I suppose. Has he ever walked back his embrace of the idea of a society without privacy?)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Bird Fight 1

Bird Fight 2

Turtle Fight

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh.

semi retired conservative

I am absolutely not going to click on that website so I will just proceed with this assumption:

UniLad. A magazine for "Lads" that go to "Uni"

So, I will extrapolate and assume that all "lads" that go to "uni" are expected to look like that or already do look like that. Elite Education by Emasculation.

Certainly does nothing to improve my opinion of my "superiors"

WTP

But then I also think that when it comes to those same people, they have already had half a foot in that camp for some time

Well if we include the NeverTrump crowd in that assessment as well, I might agree. Many on the conservative side cannot refer to Trump without denigrating the man in some manner to show that while they tolerate those who voted for him, or even went so far as to vote for him themselves, they are not to be confused with the far right homophobe and racist extremists. Yet how often does one see those on the left distancing themselves from a president who never was all that bright and is now slipping into early stages of dementia, has a son who is a whore chasing crackhead, and a VP who is pretty much a whore herself? And a cackling one to boot. But no need for those people on the left to say any such things because they have nothing to fear. Neither economically nor socially.

they're not infrequently people who see shift(ing) from more liberal to more conservative values as a sign of ageing, of 'turning into your mother/father'...is a way of keeping youthful.

Assuming you meant 'shifting' as it fits in with the latter part of the sentence...As if there would be something wrong with that? Granted, one should have a significantly greater degree of perspective on issues such as race, sex, etc. than one's parents given a generation of history and experience one has gained over their elders. But again, fear of being ostracized for thinking.

Now the situation is more like watching a fanatic throwing another book on the raging bonfire and when you ask them to stop burning books they say "What books? I'm not burning any books" as they toss yet another Solzhenitsyn into the flames, adding slyly "Only a fascist would call this garbage a book. You're not a fascist are you? Hmmm?"

And if you were to try to grab an armful of unburned books and make a dash for it, they would report you for a hate crime. No amount of "But it really is book!" is going to help you when Twitter and Youtube close down your accounts or when the police invite you for an informal chat down at the station.

Look, I don't hold out much hope for turning this situation around neither. I don't know how to communicate these points without coming across as judgmental (ooh...I could definitely get ostracized for that). I respect that everyone has to look at their own situation and think about what they CAN do. But this latter bit here is loser think. Finding excuses why one cannot do them.

The bigger issue that concerns me is that far too many conservatives..."conservatives" place far too much faith in ivory tower "the truth will set us free" thinking and not enough in understanding that in the real world, over much of human history, the "truth" was essentially what everyone else believed it to be. The understanding of "what everyone else" thinks is 79.9956% a function of how often that truth, or "truth", is repeatedly heard. That is, until the Gods of the Copybook Headings awaken, look around, and unleash The Raging Times.

WTP

Also, meant to include some of this...

A woman's name came up in polite conversation recently. She runs one of the school boards of which I have been critical of late. That board has been doing a horrible job, a complete disservice to the kids at that school.
"She's perfectly lovely," I was told by someone who knew her. "Yes, lovely," someone else agreed.

Here's the thing: I'm sure she is. I know many of these people. They're all lovely. Boards everywhere are populated with delightful, successful people who would be wonderful table partners at a dinner party. Politically, they are largely centrists.

And yet, woke perversities and the insanity of Critical Race Theory are being institutionalized on their watch.

https://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/2021/06/all-lovely-people.html

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Mentalist detected.

https://twitter.com/lporiginalg/status/1409167174040571904

pst314

Mentalist detected.

"Dear white people: We minorities live in fear of you. In a certain kind of terror, in fact...

What he says would be true, if by "minorities" he meant "crazy people". He's like the neighbor who won't leave the house unless bundled up from head to toe, with sunglasses and multiple masks and heavy gloves.

If you poke around on the internet you will learn that the author, umair haque, believes that campus speech codes mandating penalties for "hate speech" are crafted by "American ultra-conservatives". If he thinks the leftists who run our universities are "ultra conservatives" then I hate to think what he thinks is a moderate, much less a leftist.

He also predicts that the next 3 to 5 decades will be a time of eco-apocalypse: "First come the 30s, when climate change goes thermonuclear, and megafloods, megafires, and megatyphoons become regular events — disrupting everyday life in ways that make Covid look like a cakewalk. Then come the 40s, the age of mass extinction, when the dying off of species we depend on creates megafamines, megadroughts, massive, chronic, global shortages, which cause everything from depression to hyperinflation to social implosion. Then at last comes the Final Goodbye — the planet’s great ecosystems finally die off — the ones our civilisation’s basic systems of food, air, water, medicine, and money all depend on. Bang. There goes everything."

His essays mention all sorts of intellectual concepts, but distorted by a deranged politics. As David would say, severely educated

Note also that he is not merely umair haque. He is umair haque, vampire.

ComputerLabRat

I respect that everyone has to look at their own situation and think about what they CAN do. But this latter bit here is loser think. Finding excuses why one cannot do them.

As a loner, hermit, misanthrope, social misfit, whatever you want to call people like me, the fear of ostracism isn't the main driver of my fear of speaking out. As long as I have a few good friends, I'm ok. What concerns me more is my job, which allows me to eat, sleep in a bed, have a roof that keeps off the rain, electricity, and yes, the internet. I lost a job - the old "resign or be fired" option - for being Different. I try to keep most of my opinions to myself, but apparently I let slip some that put me on a list, and just before my probationary period was up, I got called into the office of one of the higher-ups (the layers of bureaucratic hierarchy at this place was astounding, and all the Titled, from the top down, were women. Every last one of them. Lovely people, too. All smiles to your face. All of the Left, of course, as these types tend to be). I had enough savings to pay the rent and got lucky finding another job, back in research where I like to be, and somewhat separated from the academic bureaucracy. But it's a temp job.

So am I one of the cowardly baddies who won't speak out for fear of losing a job? I don't have a hubby's income or a pension to fall back on, and no parents' basement to move into. And no inheritance coming when my mom dies. I'm on my own. I've lost one job, not for doing it poorly, but for opinions I hold. I'd rather not go through that again. I don't know how to make a difference for good - I personally don't think I can. Heck, my vote doesn't matter anymore. Some days it's this rickety barge and the intelligent humor, fisking, and comments from our host and his commenters that keeps me afloat these days. I don't read any of my old blogs and aggregator sites (not even Insty, sadly) anymore. It's too damned depressing.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

He is umair haque, vampire.

Well there you have it. First, a lot of wypipo are Christians of some sort and wear crosses, then he is over in London and all the UK flag is nothing but crosses, then there are all the Italians and French with their garlic, how can you blame him for being terrified.

pst314

My mom has the coolest fridge.

Darleen

So am I one of the cowardly baddies who won't speak out for fear of losing a job?

No. Leftists don't care if they lose a job -- hell, a lot of them feel working is for suckers. They're the first in line for government cheese and will engage in any kind of petty theft or scam to get premium crackers to go with it.

They KNOW that the vast majority of their declared enemies hate/hate/hate to be a burden on others, including fellow taxpayers. It is the Achilles heel of the responsible adult. Most of us do not have enough "fuck you" money for the long haul.

pst314

Umair tweets about the scary, scary mockery of his silly opinionating:

"I see the american gun nuts and batshit conservatives are on my case today with the requisite threats and vitriol and rage and hate...."

devilbunny

pst314-

As the former owner of a fridge very similar to the mom's (but without the knock-and-show effect - just the French doors and double opening of the right compartment), I can confirm that they are very cool indeed. Too bad the people who bought my house made leaving it a condition of sale, because my current one kinda sucks (despite having cost the original owners a damned fortune). I just can't bring myself to spend that much on a refrigerator when the current one works okay.

But then, the second fridge looks like a lot more fun.

pst314

devilbunny: Yes, a lot more fun. The possibilities are endless. A hobbit jumps out and asks about second breakfast. A dwarf jumps out and demands that you to to the liquor store right now and buy multiple barrels of beer.

pst314

David jumps out and tells you "No! You cannot have a snack until you fix those italics".

Richard Cranium

Has he ever walked back his embrace of the idea of a society without privacy?

The Sci-Fi author David Drake wrote a series of stories Lacey and his friends, but the link points to different collection on his website. I do believe he's anti-Trump (given some comments that I've read), so perhaps his head is firmly jammed up his ass in his old age. OTOH, he's pretty knowledgeable about the ancient Roman/Greek world, so he may see patterns that I don't.

I'll admit that reading the early Hammer's Slammers novels as well as my interest in military history lead me to become a US Army officer and then an Armor officer.

Mr. Drake did go where he could be shot at because he hated the rear-echelon chickenshit. His early stories are certainly worth a read or two; one of them has this text:

Life's a forge, boy, and the purest metal comes from the hottest fire. When you've been under the hammer a few times, you'll find that you've beaten down to the real, no lies, no excuses. There'll be a time, then, when you got to look over the product...and if you don't like what you see, well, maybe there's time for change, too.

That particular story is named Under The Hammer and I sure as bleep remembered those lines during the "stuff" I experienced at West Point and in the active Army.

YMMV and probably should.

Taba
We can see why Jorge Ramos celebrates diversity. That's because diversity means there are more of his people. That means his language, his heritage, his culture have a larger and more influential role to play in the United States. When you're asking whites to celebrate diversity you're asking them to celebrate their own dwindling numbers and declining influence.

Jared Taylor via VFR.

Richard Cranium

What he says would be true, if by "minorities" he meant "crazy people".

Projection. You should pay attention to the events in South Africa and other places there.

The meme really is "We fully expect you to do to us what we would do in your position."

When I was young person, there was the idea that we can look under the skin and see who is there. Them there ideas be gone now.

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