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July 16, 2021

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Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

The non-peaceful lady needs treatment .

David

“I DON’T HAVE TO BE PEACEFUL!!”

One more time,

Viewed in terms of consistency, reciprocation, and endless observable facts, wokeness rarely makes much sense. It very often seems contrived and perverse. But if you think of it as the expression of some interior psychodrama, it becomes a little easier to comprehend.

It ain’t politics. It’s pathology.

Aside from revealing their, er, charm to onlookers, there’s little point in hoping to debate with such creatures, as if they somehow might be amenable to reflection and correction. That isn’t why they’re there. They’re there because they want to feel powerful and intimidate people, and bully them, and hurt them. The rest is an excuse, a fig leaf.

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

“I DON’T HAVE TO BE PEACEFUL!!”

"If you say so".

"BACK OFF, BACK OFF! No. Boop!.

Bean bag round! Deploy the tactical umbrellas!

pst314

The non-peaceful lady needs treatment.

Lobotomy? (Cue suitable music)

pst314

Q-ships were a wonderful way to teach the Germans how to disdain the laws of naval warfare.

I'd forgotten about that, but I don't think that means it cannot be used to reduce crime.

pst314

Speaking of unconventional anti-crime measures: San Francisco judge dismisses case against a man who stalked and assaulted young teen girl: "Charges of child molestation and battery? Dropped. A court order to stay away from the girl? Wiped out. Judge Russell Roeca said his ruling was 'in the interest of justice.'...Records show Hobbs...has had six criminal cases against him in San Francisco dating to 2017. They include charges of trespassing, false imprisonment, battery...they were all dismissed by judges 'in the interest of justice,' according to a clerk at the Superior Court who looked up the cases for me."

Presumably the judge is a liberal who sees criminals as victims who are always entitled to 'another chance'. But such rulings from the bench seem like excellent grounds for a grassroots campaign to shame the judge and and make him too politically toxic to ever get appointed again.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of unconventional crime measures, in Australia lesbian-only social events are now illegal if they don't allow men.

Lesbians will be breaking the law if they exclude biological males who are transgender from social events, after a controversial discrimination ruling set to become a national test case.

Article is paywalled, may be able to read it here.

anon a mouse

So, clicked on " in Australia lesbian-only social events are now illegal if they don't allow men."
and this er, popped out... "men who wish to insert themselves into Lesbian spaces"

Next you'll be telling me that there's moving pictures of such things on the interwebz.

*faints*

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh.

Stick around for the whole thing.

pst314

Lesbians will be breaking the law if they exclude biological males who are transgender from social events

The tiny part that is not pay-walled only mentions sporting events.

Lesbians ought to be free to choose who to associate with, although it would be very amusing to witness the discomfort of man-hating lesbian separatists being told that they must tolerate the presence of men.

David

Stick around for the whole thing.

Inspired.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The tiny part that is not pay-walled only mentions sporting events...

pst - if the archive link isn't working...

“I want to hold events for the lesbian community, based on our same-sex attractions – drag king bingo, drag king karaoke, and drag kings from interstate coming to perform,” Ms Hoyle said.

“I want to exclude people with penises, because being a lesbian is about same-sex attraction. It’s not about same-gendered attraction...

"I am a male lesbian because I like women" used to be just a joke.

WTP

Stick around for the whole thing.

Heh. That was literally...and I do mean literally in the literal sense...LOL funny. Wife wanted to know what I was laughing at. I just sent it to her. Apparently it's "stupid" and "There's nothing funny about it. It's just annoying." Heh.

Darleen

This really is not about "adding voices" at all.

Missing from our curriculum during the 2020/ 21 school year was the diversity, perspective, truth, and rigor that previously were taught. Previously vetted books were removed from our classroom and sent to recycling. Gone was the diverse collection of American and World Literature: House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, James Baldwin Go Tell It On The Mountain, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, essays by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., poetry by Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Anne Frank, Night, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, Macbeth, Walt Whitman, The Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible , Holocaust studies, world genocide, world art, universal themes, universal characters and any book or short story from the literary cannon.

What saddened me most was that I would not be teaching the Holocaust any longer. The Holocaust unit included one of the following: either Anne Frank, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, and depending on reading level, Elie Weisel’s Night When I asked the school reading coach where all the Holocaust books were, she said “we do not teach the Holocaust because kids can’t relate to the story.”

David

“There’s nothing funny about it. It’s just annoying.”

Is it too late to remarry? I mean, how locked in are you?

WTP

Is it too late to remarry? I mean, how locked in are you?

Heh....It's "cleaning day" and I had the audacity to sit on the couch. Retired to the basement for now. The hardware store is calling, however. As for how locked in am I? As of last November, she's just about the last living, breathing human being whom I know whom I do not hate* with every fiber of my being. So it's all good.

*Note: Personal hatred a recent development driven predominantly by the knowledge/observation that most people I know have openly expressed hatred, disdain, and are extremely dismissive of other people, be they mutual friends, bloggers whom I read, or former presidents, with whom I hold similar fundamental values.

Samia
These students, whom I love, were turning against me because of my skin color. I don’t blame them, I blame the racial narratives being forced upon them in school.

I blame nice white lady teachers like you who've spent decades making pre-1960's US history revolve about Rosa Parks, and teaching the Holocaust not as an episode of European history between 1933 and 1945 but in terms of goodwhites having to ally with nonwhites to counter the always looming menace of badwhites regaining racial consciousness. You've told your nonwhite students one million times that your race is morally inferior and you're surprised that they've started following through on that premise.

David

It’s “cleaning day” and I had the audacity to sit on the couch.

[ Gasps. ]

Have you learned nothing during the marriage?

WTP

This really is not about "adding voices" at all.

Again, and I will repeat this and repeat this and repeat this until y'all are sick of me but...This didn't happen overnight. I am quite certain this woman saw this crap seeping in, slowly at first, over her career. And if she's very young/new teacher, she saw it even more so in college. But she kept mum. Keep your head down and it will all magically go away. So now her kids are calling her "America", which is absurdly pejorative, and only now... I have raised my concerns about the unvetted curriculum internally within the school system, and also in public testimony before a Rhode Island State Senate Committee. In response, I have been subjected to attempted intimidation and harassment. Well good for you, finally! But it seems too little too late, darlin'. Mind if I call you darlin', darlin'? Of course she would. And get praised for standing up to a "bully sexist" more willing to support her position than most of people she knows and trusts. But would she stand up to the real threat to her well being before it got out of control? Yeah, not so much. OK, I'm assuming a good bit here though were it possible to create an objective wager on this, I would take any odds offered.

WTP

Have you learned nothing during the marriage?

Heh. All I need to know I learned from John Barrymore. To wit, "The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run." Hence the basement and soon the hardware store.

WTP

Ah, cross posted with Samia. Who gets it.

David

Hence the basement and soon the hardware store.

With this couch-related revelation, my sympathies have shifted, I’m afraid. This dear, long-suffering, still-bewitching woman has obviously had to put up with a lot over the years.

WTP

This dear, long-suffering, still-bewitching woman has obviously had to put up with a lot over the years.

For those experiencing (hetero) marital strife, I highly recommend the hysterectomy. The odd thing is that they performed said operation on my wife but it cleared up most of my personality disorders. Paybacks are hell, however.

David

For those experiencing (hetero) marital strife,

During Designated Cleaning Hours, the only thing worse than sitting on the couch is sitting on the couch and eating a foodstuff likely to result in crumbs. On your return from the hardware store - ideally via a florist, upscale jeweller, or car dealership - for the love of God, remember to acknowledge how much cleaner the place looks.

PiperPaul

Hence the basement and soon the hardware store.

Are you going to purchase supplies to build a dog house?

David

At this rate, he’ll be sleeping in the neighbours’ garage.

WTP

During Designated Cleaning Hours, the only thing worse than sitting on the couch is sitting on the couch and eating a foodstuff likely to result in crumbs.

Just coffee, so I'm good.

- ideally via a florist, upscale jeweller, or car dealership

Well I will be bringing home and cooking dinner. If the butcher shop is open on Sunday (this is the mountains after all), ribeye steaks. If not, seafood of some sort. So there's that. Plus I'm the only one who knows how to use the TV playback mechanism (or the TV in general) without getting lost in the tech and apparently the only one who knows how to make the cocktails so if she wants to see the rest of the British Open with our happy hour...

- for the love of God, remember to acknowledge how much cleaner the place looks.

Oh, no worries there. She always asks/reminds me.

WTP

Are you going to purchase supplies to build a dog house?

Backsplash for the kitchen. Something else only I know how to do. Though I'm certain I will be offered "help"...

Darleen

teaching the Holocaust not as an episode of European history between 1933 and 1945

Considering the 552,117 American casualties in the European theater in WWII, the Holocaust is NOT mere "European history"

And where do you get that the Holocaust has ever been taught in high school through a CRT lens? Indeed, one of the specific points (made when I learned about it in school and when my own daughters did) is that so many German Jews ended up in the death camps because they couldn't bring themselves - Good German citizens, even vets of WWI - to believe their neighbors would turn against them. "Race" was never part of the discussion - IDEOLOGY was.

Daniel Ream

Lesbians ought to be free to choose who to associate with

Now do wedding cakes.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

“Is it too late to remarry?”
I’d go a long way for a gent willing to take over the cooking. Willing to mow grass in exchange.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

If I were that teacher (and thank God I’m not) I’d announce “Effective immediately, anyone using the word ‘America ‘ as a pejorative will earn 4 hours Saturday detention.” That should take care of it.

“Also effective immediately, 3 points extra credit for anyone who can correctly explain the meaning of ‘pejorative’.”

Richard Cranium
You'd have to, given that you can buy a Fitbit for about $50.

Well, for one thing, I didn't buy a Fitbit. I bought a Polar HRM, which is a well known device and able to integrate to fitness devices that existed when Bluetooth wasn't all that new. (My wife's rowing machine is certainly able to accept that input.)

I happen to have a ~1987 Nordic Track ski machine, which I use (albeit not that recently) to boost my heart rate.

My app will count how long my heart rate has been at least within the target zone and will notify me when I'm well over the target rate. My app also shows me a linear graph that shows my current heart rate which I can use to slow down or speed up my current exercise. It's really weird that my application presents to me the very things that I want to see while exercising in the way I want to see them.

While Fitbit provides some things that my application does not, I might not trust an external agent to not sell my medical information to some 3rd party.

Richard Cranium
I'd forgotten about that, but I don't think that means it cannot be used to reduce crime.

Fair enough; using something to trick lawbreakers to break the law in front of you isn't the same thing as the early use of Q-ships.

Using something to trick those attempting to follow the rules to regret doing so is not a plus.

Richard Cranium
Presumably the judge is a liberal who sees criminals as victims who are always entitled to 'another chance'.

Yeah.

As a US Army company commander, you have the ability to impose non-judicial punishment (AKA Article-13) judgements to lower enlisted soldiers (lower in pay grade, to be precise). I had had one soldier who claimed that I should give him a second chance since this was the first Article-13 that he had with me. I had read his file and asked him how many second chances should he have? (He had been in front of 2 previous company commanders.) I gave him the max allowed under the UCMJ.

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