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May 03, 2022

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Mags

while teaching you to “understand and appreciate the most important people in your life.”

Not her children, obviously.

David

“He. We. The energy.”

Nikw211
    I also understood that it was more than simply physical attraction, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it.

You know, I think she probably could have if she'd thought about it more.

Nikw211

"Part-time Cambridge academic and barrister" takes a calm and measured response to the complexities of the US legal system.

Her lectures must be entertaining.

David

Still, it’s good to know that the way to “empower” yourself, and to “appreciate” those dear to you, is to suddenly break your marriage vows, and your marriage, on a sexual whim, and inflict serious, possibly life-changing distress on your children, while increasing the likelihood of them developing behavioural problems.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Needless to say, it did not go as planned.

Apparently it went completely FUBAR.

Amanda never imagined that after uprooting her comfortable, stable life to make room for her soulmate that he would decide to go his own way.

Oopsie.

David

Oopsie.

Well, an ideal long-term mate is not generally someone who will rush to betray you, and brag about how good it felt, in print, and who will screw over her own children for some sexy fun times. I mean, it’s not really my field of expertise, but I’m guessing that thoughtful men, would-be husbands, would heed the message Ms Trenfield has sent. Basically, I will fuck you over at the drop of a hat.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...a calm and measured response to the complexities of the US legal system.

We will never be free for as long as men control our our bodies.

TBF, she is right, it is a well known fact that in the 21st century, a woman in the US&A cannot buy BCPs, condoms, Plan B pills, or any other form or birth control, let alone visit a gynecologist, without a written permission slip from a man, notarized by a male notary, and sealed by a male judge.

Burnsie

Not her children, obviously.

It's a short list: her.

What's the over/under on the "soulmate" relationship? I give it two years. And then--lucky us--she'll share the details of that breakup, too, with more of her important life insights that we can't live without.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And then--lucky us--she'll share the details of that breakup...

See above, but you'll have to wait till 7 June to get the skinny on that tragic event.

David

Apparently commenting on the absurdity of the phrase 'pregnant people' has something to do with SCOTUS maybe voting to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Burnsie

Oopsie.

Ah, the follow-up I should've clicked first. That wasn't 100% predictable, was it?

So. She was seduced by a rogue, and she fell for it like a lovesick teenager. Soon to be a motion picture I'm sure!

pst314

you'll have to wait till 7 June to get the skinny on that tragic event.

[ Looks sternly at Mulddon ] Are you fatphobic?

ccscientist

I don't like that someone on the Supreme Court leaked the abortion draft. It is a spy within the Court. Reasonable and especially religious people may justifiably view abortion as murder. That such a view exists is vehemently denied by the Left. Instead they just call it patriarchy to be opposed to abortion. In Virginia they were pushing a bill to allow the denial of care to live births if the mother didn't want it. That means letting the baby die that was born normally. I don't think it passed but it was close and the dem gov was in favor.

In the US 70% of filings for divorce are by women. Many women think of or threaten it but stay. Women in surveys have become steadily unhappier the past 50 years and divorce is one of the ways they express this unhappiness. It is not unusual but is certainly not a cause for great celebration. While there are certainly reasons a divorce is necessary, in many cases the wife is just tired of him. Bored. So sad.

sH2

but I’m guessing that thoughtful men, would-be husbands, would heed the message Ms Trenfield has sent. Basically, I will fuck you over at the drop of a hat.

That.

David
That such a view exists is vehemently denied by the Left.

We're at the stage where progressives stating that abortion should be 'safe, legal and rare' will get dogpiled on Twitter.

Norton II, Emperor of the United States. Offers for Mexico Considered

I'm quite looking forward to the sequel:

"When a soulmate takes out a restraining order"

Captain Nemo

Has something happened to David's avatar, or have those comments been left by a different David?

David

Sorry, different David - I suppose I should choose a less generic name!

David

[ Muffled spluttering. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

At last, for all the women birthing people of 'Merka, a ray of hope.

asiaseen aka David

David

We are ubiquitous. There even are those amongst us who model for sexy statues.

I actually am know by my second name, which is, of course, David. It irritates the shit out of me when my bank and other impersonal official bodies unilaterally decide to address me by my first name - in the interests of customer care and friendliness

David

We are ubiquitous.

[ Puts on fancier shirt, goes looking for glitter. ]

Steve E

Amanda Trenfield shares a tale of romance for our times:

There was a lot of "eye-locking" going on in that passage of purple prose. I imagine her having the powers of Medusa.

Sort Of Mad Max

I looked at the picture of Amanda Trenfield, and for some reason, unbidden, this joke leapt to mind:

Man checks out of grocery store with box of condoms. As the clerk rings them up, he asks, "Do you want a bag?"

The man replies, "Oh, no, she's not THAT ugly!"

Darleen

I don't like that someone on the Supreme Court leaked the abortion draft. It is a spy within the Court.

It's more than that. It pretty much destroys the deliberative function of the court. This was a DRAFT that could/may have changed over the next few months of discussion and swapping of drafts between the judges.

The leaker should be identified and severely punished. If some LARPER in a horned hat can be sentenced to prison for standing in the capitol and threatening no one, this leaker should be getting 2x the sentence.

Captain Nemo

Sorry, different David - I suppose I should choose a less generic name!

[ Muffled spluttering. ]

Sorry, just wondered. It happened to me on one occasion and I was most perturbed by it.

Darleen

At last, for all the women birthing people of 'Merka, a ray of hope.

UK's laws are far more restrictive than Roe & Casey and even if overturned doesn't make abortion illegal. Someone should tell that musselman to STFU.

H

birthing people of 'Merka

Band name.

Maynard G. Krebs

"Women are not treated as second-class citizens, women are treated...like animals.."

I will confess to treating women like animals. I've found that they prefer not to be treated like vegetables or minerals.

I wonder if that qualifies me to be a life coach...

Mike

I looked at the picture of Amanda Trenfield, and for some reason, unbidden, this joke leapt to mind:
Man checks out of grocery store with box of condoms. As the clerk rings them up, he asks, "Do you want a bag?"
The man replies, "Oh, no, she's not THAT ugly!"

Haha, I thought the same thing. Let's hope this guy is sight-challenged.

Captain Nemo

Hopefully that fixes the up-bargled italics.

ComputerLabRat

life coach, ready to “empower” you with her expertise, while teaching you to “understand and appreciate the most important people in your life.”

Selfish bint.

I couldn't make it all the way through that purple prose - skipped to the end where I got confused by the title of the book from which that mess was excerpted. So after all that eye locking and electricity and whatnot, Mr. Soulmate had the sense to say no? Good on him. I feel bad for the kids and the father of those kids. And this book would have us think she is the stunning and brave one?

ComputerLabRat

Ok - what's the secret to fixing the up-bargled italics? I put a closed italics html command in my post, but preview only showed italics.

Steve E

Mr. Soulmate had the sense to say no?

This sounds like any last call/next morning story. Beer goggles...coyote ugly...sober second thought...etc...etc

David

Hopefully that fixes the up-bargled italics.

[ From under the bar, sound of revolver being returned to its ivory box. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Mr. Soulmate had the sense to say no?

These eyes had locked before. Twelve years earlier. His name was Jason.

Going out on a limb here, but I am guessing Jason remembered why he wasn't a soulmate 12 years ago.

pst314

Ok - what's the secret to fixing the up-bargled italics? I put a closed italics html command in my post, but preview only showed italics.

I seem to recall that Preview will not show that sort of correction--so you have to post your comment, click Refresh, and see how it looks.

pst314

[ From under the bar, sound of revolver being returned to its ivory box. ]

[ Briefly checks car for spare ballistic vest. ]

Squires

[ Puts on fancier shirt, goes looking for glitter. ]

Sigh...

https://youtu.be/VVzDIE0mr6A

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Mr. Soulmate had the sense to say no?

Missed this:

Less than a month after meeting Jason, having had no communication with him since our time in Margaret River, I ended my 14-year relationship with my husband.

Although that should have been a clue to Amanda, I think both her hapless husband and Jason came out ahead.

elt

There was a lot of "eye-locking" going on in that passage of purple prose

Not sure what the editorial policy of the Sydney Morning Herald is. This kind of bodice ripper with a feminist alibi is more along the lines of the Daily Mail. The Mail lets its contributors write all sorts of self-justifying nonsense, eggs on their exaggerated claims, but extracts a bracing reality check in the form of high quality photos of the author and the cast of characters - high quality enough to undermine the picture painted by the text of attractive, sophisticated, or happy people.

No author photo in the article, but from the photo in the "life coach" link, let's say that she doesn't look like the actress that will play her if she gets a movie deal out of this. A glance at her across a room, and Jason knew in that instant that sharing her middle- and old- age was NOT worth turning his life upside down for.

I feel sorry for the ex-husbands who are funding this self-actualization pyramid scheme.

Steve E

high quality enough to undermine the picture painted by the text of attractive, sophisticated, or happy people.

Cutline from a pic in the Mirror article:

"She opted to bare her tanned legs in a tiny leather skirt and black jumper..."

No hiding granny's gnarly knees and hands.

WEP

"She opted to bare her tanned legs in a tiny leather skirt and black jumper..."

So she wrapped the jumper around her ankles? Not going to check.

WTP

Sydney Morning Herald

Didn't read the article too closely, just glanced at it. The URL of smh.whatever I took this to be a repost via a site called Shake My Head. At least that makes some degree of sense.

I'm thinking of encouraging my subconscious delusions of the world. Given the crap I've been through in the last couple weeks, and especially today, I'm seriously considering putting up some reenforcements and retreating deeply into it.

ccscientist

Macron's wife looks younger than her age? Not if you have eyes. Look at her hands. Sure her hair looks young, but that is only a tiny part of the picture. All this pretending is getting tough on the old imagination.

Craig Mc

Ms Trenfield, by the way, is a life coach, ready to “empower” you with her expertise, while teaching you to “understand and appreciate the most important people in your life.”

Strong Peep Show vibes with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lkBX7VwzjM

Paolo Pagliaro

A reliable, trustworthy woman indeed. Let's celebrate her celebrating her own selfishness.
What has she to say about her family? she was a organizer and planner, but now that is just over because another interest is on stage.
"The woman who had always been so careful, so planned, so organised and so clear about the path her life would take, had just made the most dramatic decision of her life, one affecting those dearest to her – her family."
"dearest to her"? Does not appear so.

Squires

All this pretending is getting tough on the old imagination.

Have you forgotten the Glory Days of FLOTUS Nefertiti Ceausescu?

Grey

I will confess to treating women like animals. I've found that they prefer not to be treated like vegetables or minerals.

Well, it would seem fitting to treat this judge as a vegetable. I suppose anyone she looks at winds up as a mineral, so we have the trifecta.

Dawei
attractive, sophisticated, or happy people

This story took a sad, if predictable turn (which brings to mind this case (NSFL) where a depraved couple had been given a glowing profile in state-funded media).

David

The Mail lets its contributors write all sorts of self-justifying nonsense, eggs on their exaggerated claims, but extracts a bracing reality check in the form of high quality photos of the author and the cast of characters…

One thing they do well, if that’s the right word, are those catty articles that profess affection for some ageing or unwell minor celebrity, snapped off guard shopping for groceries or whatever, while the deliberately unflattering photos send a rather different message. Generally, some variation of “Ooh, hasn’t she gotten fat?” Or, “Doesn’t she look a cow?” They ran a particularly unkind series of ‘features’ on former daytime TV presenter Judy Finnigan.

TomJ

La Proudman isn't a judge. She's a barrister who first came to public notice by publicly having a go at a chap who was complimentary about her photo on LinkedIn. Of late she has been drawing the ire of members of the criminal bar on Twitter for misrepresenting facts, procedure and the law...

James

Generally, some variation of “Ooh, hasn’t she gotten fat?” Or, “Doesn’t she look a cow?”

The Mail has the highest proportion of female readers of any UK newspaper.

John

What’s that grinding sound?

Several telegraph columnists of a certain age realising they’re going to have to up their “lovely me” game.

David

The Mail has the highest proportion of female readers of any UK newspaper.

Well, quite. It actually took me a while to figure out what they were doing. At first, I assumed the mismatch of professed affection and comically bad photos was accidental. But it’s very much a genre of Daily Mail content. They’ve honed this particular skill.

John

former daytime TV presenter Judy Finnigan

A few years ago I spent over 8 hours in close proximity to Madeley and Finnegan on a transatlantic flight. They behaved impeccably throughout (not much of a story really).

David

A few years ago I spent over 8 hours in close proximity to Madeley and Finnegan on a transatlantic flight.

I have no particular feelings about the targets, I rarely know who they are, but the twisting of the knife is a thing to behold. Once you’ve spotted it – and they do it quite a lot - it’s like some kind of dark satire. It’s almost Brass Eye territory. And it has to be said, they do know their - lower-middle-class, largely female – readership. And the appeal to the less flattering side of typically female psychology – celebrity cellulite and such, with just a veneer of deniability - is quite skilled. If you like that kind of thing.

Squires

...the less flattering side of typically female psychology...

Speaking of which...

“Progressive” notions of family cannot escape the cold, hard social science that the most dangerous person in a child’s life is an unrelated cohabiting male...

"Unrelated male" may be far more common in Western societies, but "multiple wives" has always been a damn good way to encourage infanticide.

Maynard G. Krebs

I just heard that my neighbor Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage last night. Has anyone had eyes on Juicy Smoolyay in the last 24 hours?

pst314

Although that should have been a clue to Amanda, I think both her hapless husband and Jason came out ahead.

No alimony for her, I hope.

ccscientist

Polyamory: marriage serves to protect its members. The safest demographic is married women. The least safe women are those where men rotate through the house. Marriage provides safety and care for children. Having "the state" raise children does not turn out well at all. Polyamory imposes no obligations on the non-biological parents. They can simply leave. The antipathy toward the family by the Left is so bizarre. Is it simply because they can't control it?

The celebrity photos where they look terrible satisfies our envy: hah, they aren't really so wonderful are they.

David

The least safe women are those where men rotate through the house.

For those who missed it, somewhat related.

anon a mouse

that the most dangerous person in a child’s life is an unrelated cohabiting male...

Hmm. You know, that seems to be a common theme regardless of specie.

ccscientist

Marriage: interesting that among whites in the US where the man has a good income and/or he is an engineer (separate data on this) the rate of divorce is only 7% or so. Where the marriage is more traditional (he provides income, she raises the kids) women are happier. Divorce and alcohol abuse among novelists and journalists is sky-high. Almost like a trend or something...who knew?

Burnsie

"When a soulmate takes out a restraining order"

Ha ha ha ha ha...I think you nailed it. She's the type.

Darleen

One wonders if Jimmy Hoffa will finally show up.

a different james

If you like that kind of thing.

It can be cruel.

On the other hand, the comments under any Daily Mail article that features un-photoshopped pictures of a Kardashian arse are practically an art form.

Pooklord

Nefertiti Ceausescu

Now that's a band name. Probably Romanian Death Metal.

semi retired conservative

On the other hand, the comments under any Daily Mail article that features un-photoshopped pictures of a Kardashian arse are practically an art form.

In fairness, the Mail is a tabloid. I think you'd need a broadsheet to do full justice to a Kardashian ass.

ahem.

pst314

"Nefertiti Ceausescu" seems to be original to this thread. [ Tips hat. ]

pst314

Carjacker works as a security guard.

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