Wikipedia Bans Five Social Justice Warriors From Editing Gamergate Articles, or Any Articles Having to Do With Gender or Sexuality, Broadly Defined

They're the worst sort of parasite. A normal parasite comes in to get a free meal. You don't want that, of course, but you can survive a certain number of parasites.

These parasites, however, come in with the express agenda of destroying the host.

Wikipedia's arbitration committee, the highest user-run body on the site, has banned five editors from making corrections to articles about feminism, in an attempt to stop a long-running edit war over the entry on the "Gamergate controversy".

The editors, who were all actively attempting to prevent the article from being rewritten with a pro-Gamergate slant, were sanctioned by "arbcom" in its preliminary decision. While that may change as it is finalised, the body, known as Wikipedia's supreme court, rarely reverses its decisions.

The sanction bars the five editors from having anything to do with any articles covering Gamergate, but also from any other article about "gender or sexuality, broadly construed".

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In contrast, he says, "by my informal count, every feminist active in the area is to be sanctioned. This takes care of social justice warriors with a vengeance -- not only do the Gamergaters get to rewrite their own page (and Zoe Quinn's, Brianna Wu's, Anita Sarkeesian's, etc); feminists are to be purged en bloc from the encyclopedia."

The Social Justice Warriors aren't merely toxic, vicious drama queens and borderline personality types looking to "split" other people; they're avowedly that, and consider this sort of ugly disruption to be a kind of high calling.

Don't believe me? Read this.

Meanwhile, Christine Hoff Summers traces the current fake, made-up "Rape Culture" disruption -- just a ploy to achieve disruption; not a real epidemic -- to 2010, when, get this, NPR conspired to cook up an SJW storyline.

And it all began in 2010. That year, reporters at National Public Radio teamed up with the left-leaning journalism organization Center for Public Integrity (CPI) to produce and promote a 104-page "investigative reporting series" (PDF) entitled "Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice." (Full disclosure: The Daily Beast is an occasional publishing partner of CPI's.)

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On the evening of April 4, 2004, according to the NPR/CPI version of events, [Laura] Dunn, then a freshman and member of the crew team at the University of Wisconsin, consumed so many raspberry vodkas at a crew party that the student-bartenders refused her more drinks. She left with two young men she trusted from her team. They planned to go to another party, but decided to make a quick stop at one of the men's apartment. According to Dunn, once they arrived, her teammates raped her as she fell in and out of consciousness. For many months, she tried to dismiss the evening as a "just a mistake." Still, she couldn’t sleep, she lost weight, she dropped out of crew.

Fifteen months later, Dunn attended a philosophy class where the professor was discussing how rape is a weapon of war. The professor suddenly stopped the lecture, turned to the students, and told them she knew many of her students had been raped, and she assured them they could do something about it. A tearful Laura Dunn told NPR’s Joseph Shapiro what happened next. "The moment that lecture let out," she said, "I walked across to the dean of students' office and I reported that day." She also reported the alleged rape to the campus police.

The investigation did not go well for Dunn. Because she reported the assault nearly a year-and-a-half after the event, one of the men had already graduated. The other insisted the encounter had been consensual, and since there were no witnesses or evidence, both the police and the university dropped the case.

This claimed violation was presented to the Department of Education as a violation of Title IX's federal guarantee that inequalities in treatment of women be resolved "equitably," and this in turn led Obama's SecEd to issue her "Dear Colleague" letter and to start putting the screws to men on campus.

However, the story isn't quite as simple as Dunn, or Obama, or Kristen Gillibrand, would have you believe:


The Dear Colleague letter created havoc, but before describing that havoc, let's check some facts. Dunn agreed to make her records public as a condition of being a part of the NPR/CPI investigation. The 18-page letter (PDF) she received from the OCR is publicly available. It gives a detailed summary of notes taken by University of Wisconsin deans as well as the local police detective. As freelance reporter Derek Rose has pointed out, it tells a very different story from the one we heard from Shapiro on NPR’s Morning Edition or from the CPI report.

To wit: When Dunn first spoke to the dean (15 months after the alleged rape), she said that "a portion of the sexual encounter was consensual." (p.5) A few days later when she spoke to a campus police detective, Dunn said twice that she did not remember being raped by one of the men (the one still on campus). She found out about it only when the men told her what happened the next day (p.6). She also told the detective that in the months after the alleged rape that she went--twice--to one of the men's residence, where they engaged in consensual "physical contact."

On one of these occasions both of the alleged assailants were at the apartment and they all watched television together. (p.6) None of these details were mentioned in the NPR/CPI report.

The anomalies continue. The NPR/CPI team faulted the University of Wisconsin staff for dragging the case out for nine months—enough time for an “enraged encounter” (as related above) between the accuser and one of the accused men. According to the CPI team, when Dunn ran into the young man at a fraternity party, he stalked and threatened her. But Dunn told the police detective that she had initiated the encounter and when he walked away, she followed him into another room because she "knew he wanted to talk to her." She also admitted she had hugged him. No mention of threats. (p. 7).

The young man’s version comports with the police report, but he adds that when Dunn approached him, he was alarmed, pulled away, and told her he was afraid she would fabricate more lies. When Dunn started to scream and cry, he fled. (p.

One does not need to come to a firm conclusion as to the merits of Dunn's charges to conclude this, rather easily: That whether Dunn was raped or not, this is hardly the sort of case where you'd expect a properly-functioning trier of fact to endorse her claims about the night in question. There are too many odd facts she admits (such as "touching" her alleged rapist "physically" in several post-"rape" encounters") to find cleanly for the complaining witness.

Nevertheless, it is out of this nonsense case that the current Rape Panic was born.

Posted by: Ace at 02:10 PM




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1 Giggity.

Posted by: Morseus at January 23, 2015 02:12 PM (T1Ga8)

2 Good for them.

Posted by: HH at January 23, 2015 02:13 PM (Ce4DF)

3 I can't trust this article because "Finalized" is misspelt.

Posted by: FDR's Television at January 23, 2015 02:13 PM (ne2fm)

4 Don't we usually attempt to eradicate parasites once and for all?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:13 PM (vPh3W)

5
ITs this Shanley Kane thing

its fascinating

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:13 PM (zOTsN)

6 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (kff5f)

7 Can't believe Wikipedia is on the right side of an issue...

Posted by: gm at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (/kBoL)

8 Gamergate is a big nothingburger. I have never understood what the big deal was. And anytihg remotely "political" in Wiki can not be trusted.

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (wlDny)

9
read all the links on the Shanley Kane link

its familiar and yet facinating

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (zOTsN)

10
The Left is changing history...in real-time.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (weCf+)

11 What's all this now?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (AbFmZ)

12 "by my informal count, every feminist active in the area is to be sanctioned. This takes care of social justice warriors with a vengeance -- not only do the Gamergaters get to rewrite their own page (and Zoe Quinn's, Brianna Wu's, Anita Sarkeesian's, etc); feminists are to be purged en bloc from the encyclopedia."

Wait... Wikipedia is doing this?

I'm amazed.

It's good to see someone has finally figured out the game and decided to end it in a way that is negative for the SJWs.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (kff5f)

13 Now, instead of sitting around fingering themselves with Wikipedia, they are going to go back out into society.

Gee, thanks.

Posted by: Roy at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (VndSC)

14 Wiki's becoming a joke.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (IXrOn)

15 I hear parasites can be wiped out with a good dose of .223

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (XzRw1)

16


Vic Shanley Kane is a Techie writer

she got the Mozilla founder fired

its not just gamergate

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:15 PM (zOTsN)

17

What about Mr. Moo Moo and his little lover Hector?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:16 PM (vPh3W)

18 I saw a video that mentioned one of them last night

Posted by: Democrat with a gun at January 23, 2015 02:16 PM (s0ICk)

19
People are so dumb today and have such short attention spans, that it's rather easy for the Left to convince the dumb people that what they just saw five minutes never happened the way they actually saw it.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:16 PM (weCf+)

20 It's not just the SJW's contaminating Wiki.
It's the left in general.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:16 PM (IXrOn)

21 its about SJW using twitter mobs to silence dissent, black mail companies, dictate policy and behave like Stalin

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:17 PM (zOTsN)

22
The Left started to historically revise obama's first year, 2009, in 2009!



Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:17 PM (weCf+)

23 They still are allowed to edit articles about Brawndo.

Posted by: Roy at January 23, 2015 02:17 PM (VndSC)

24 Wikipedia's arbitration committee, the highest user-run body on the site, has banned five editors from making corrections to articles about feminism, in an attempt to stop a long-running edit war over the entry on the "Gamergate controversy".

Which doesn't mean shit, since wikipedia has no way of actually banning a person from editing articles. They can ban a username, & they can ban an IP address, but that is all.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 23, 2015 02:17 PM (MbqmP)

25 So the anti SJW blow back is still ongoing? that's good to hear.

Posted by: Vote Lord Humungus 2016 at January 23, 2015 02:18 PM (HEa5q)

26 Wait... Wikipedia is doing this?

I'm amazed.


It shows you how unpleasant these people must be.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 23, 2015 02:18 PM (L2xDv)

27 Let me guess...all feminists?
OK, I'll check the link.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:18 PM (ABcz/)

28 That's surprising. Wikipedia usually seems to come down on the other side of the line on these sorts of issues.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:18 PM (UWFpX)

29 When the DNC returns their donations, then you'll know they've completely jumped the shark.

Posted by: Roy at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (VndSC)

30 Isn't this why we have telephone poles?

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (oDCMR)

31
The five SJWs refused to make contributions during the monthly Wikipedia ginormous banner ad pledge drive.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (+oxMM)

32
I wonder who the caretakers are of the AoSHQ wiki page.

It looks like it hasn't been updated since 2008, but Tango used to try to update it with pudding references and always got edited out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (JtwS4)

33 Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (wlDny)

No Vic, it's anything *but* a "nothingburger". A bunch of reflexively liberal but generally individualistic people got a full-on view of what Social Justice *actually* is and how much the *real* left hates them for their unwillingness to meekly follow.

It's unlikely to be a Great Awakening moment, but it still may be the first time they had a chance to see progressives without an MSM filter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (GDulk)

34
I see Wiki advertising for funds a lot now.

I did not see this in the past (unless I missed it).

They need to reign in this crap across the board. It must be hard, but when it comes to any political person or political issue or "wedgies," be suspect.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (IXrOn)

35


the Techies are waking up to the dictatorship of the SJW. Its not just wiki

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:20 PM (zOTsN)

36 Don't remember which of you morons to thank for this but it has been a great source of entertainment:

http://wtfsocialjustice.tumblr.com/

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 23, 2015 02:20 PM (zauWW)

37 its about SJW using twitter mobs to silence dissent, black mail companies, dictate policy and behave like Stalin

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:17 PM (zOTsN)

This! much shorter and clearer than my attempted explanation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 02:20 PM (GDulk)

38 Who would have guessed the geeks would win against the dykes? They need to make a movie about this.

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (oDCMR)

39 >>The sanction bars the five editors from having anything to do with any articles covering Gamergate, but also from any other article about "gender or sexuality, broadly construed".


But, but, but.....if they can't talk about gender or sexuality they have nothing to say. This is their reason for existence!!

Oh, still didn't see the 5 people named.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (ABcz/)

40 Last week or so, some SJW on Twitter said the stupidest thing about Adam Baldwin. All the usual suspects started making fun of her and what she was doing...but then even Jake Tapper joined in.

When anyone in the MSM starts laughing at them...I don't think they are doing so well.

(The idiot said Adam was racist based on a quote from his character in a movie. And then tried to say that he always gets those kind of parts and must like them.)

Stoopid twitter stuff, yes. But the immediate and thorough laughter was good. Instead of getting anyone to think he's a bad guy, he was at the center of a game of "find the quote and blame the actor".



Posted by: Mama AJ at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (0xTsz)

41 Wiki has always leaned left, particularly on stuff like global warming, pollution etc. That is why I said anything that is even a little bit political can not be trusted on there. Maybe this will help things but I really doubt it.

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (wlDny)

42 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Choice
Clinic think President Obama should shut down this hateful and racist site. We should all follow and listen to Michelle Obama's advice and follow. That way we can all be good Americans by support our President Of Color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (Sd++4)

43 8 Gamergate is a big nothingburger. I have never understood what the big deal was. And anytihg remotely "political" in Wiki can not be trusted.
Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:14 PM (wlDny)


Just because you don't understand it and have no desire to does not mean it is nothing.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (z/Ubi)

44 31
The five SJWs refused to make contributions during the monthly Wikipedia ginormous banner ad pledge drive.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 23, 2015 02:19 PM (+oxMM

Oh they did. Their Pay Pal donations bounced. So did their payment for the Subaru

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:22 PM (vPh3W)

45 Mess with the gamers, you get the gravity hammer.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:22 PM (H2Opj)

46


its not just wiki

these are mentally ill people who want to be dictators

the Shanley Kane incident is very revealing

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:22 PM (zOTsN)

47 38 Who would have guessed the geeks would win against the dykes? They need to make a movie about this.
Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (oDCMR

Charlie Sheen WINNING

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:23 PM (vPh3W)

48 I read that Brietbart article the other day and it seems to me there are two types of activists out there: those who are out to line their pockets like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and those who are the True Believers in their cause. And as in anything the ideologues are the more dangerous than the venal and being ideologues are more likely to be mentally disturbed.


But good for Wiki in shutting these SJW's out and preventing them from driving this part of the controversy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:24 PM (hLRSq)

49 I feel very sorry for my children. I would not want to be dating in this world.

I understand why some Christian parents have turned to the courtship model. IF nothing else, it prevents false rape accusations (and you know, actual rapes too).

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2015 02:24 PM (MYCIw)

50 Ace,
Did you add last section? I clicked on Read This too fast instead of lightly to tell it to open in a new tab & had to come back.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (sj3Ax)

51
They say that the winners write history, but in this case it is losers who write history. Not the losers, just losers.

What is disturbing is that there is a large segment of people who actually believe that you can change history simply by lying about it in writing.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (40li+)

52 Skimmed through the article (I know, I know... what was I thinking!?). It sounds as if the guy who started Wikipedia is genuinely sympathetic to the gamer side of Gamergate.

It also mentions that one of the big five who got banned had earlier done a false flag regarding a name change for Manning. The editor in question had claimed that they were against changing the name on Manning's article to "Chelsea Manning", but deliberately did so in a fashion that made those who were opposed to the change look bad.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (UWFpX)

53 It's unlikely to be a Great Awakening moment, but it still may be the first time they had a chance to see progressives without an MSM filter.

This.

There may be some already on the Fence (we know that GameGate had converted some), who are now swayed. There may be some who, while not swayed, are at least a bit more critical of their information sources.

This is an unequivocally good thing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (kff5f)

54 Miss Canada wears outrageous hockey-themed costume for Miss Universe Pageant

Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (e8kgV)

55 Somebody edited all the funny out of the AoSHQ Wiki article. I think everything I ever put in there is gone now.

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (evdj2)

56 Yeah, some SJW tweeter attributed a line said by one of Adam Baldwin's characters to him personally. It was pathetic.

* * * *
Who would have guessed the geeks would win against the dykes? They need to make a movie about this.

Larry Correia said it best (paraphrasing - can't find the link): You picked a fight with people who spend all their free time engaging in battle, playing to win? Good luck with that!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (ABcz/)

57 Ace seems to be fixated on parasites lately. Oh well, you have to expect some of that in an all-natural diet.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (8MjqI)

58 Which doesn't mean shit, since wikipedia has no way of actually banning a person from editing articles. They can ban a username, & they can ban an IP address, but that is all.

Can't they also lock down articles against editing unless the editor is a part of the Chosen Few?

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (eytER)

59 Wikipedia is a good source of basic factual information. Information that can be subjective in nature should always be questioned.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (3jmxp)

60 This is the main problem with the internet.

It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.

Instead of relating their nuttiness to normal folk who then tell them to stop with the nonsense and get back to work or get treatment,

they get justification and support and-

VOILA!!!


another reality-deprived but weirdly powerful, obsessed Leftwing political movement.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (0cMkb)

61 28 That's surprising. Wikipedia usually seems to come down on the other side of the line on these sorts of issues.
Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:18 PM (UWFpX)



My guess is that the sjw's attempted to expand out into another area that they consider a sacred cow.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 02:27 PM (z/Ubi)

62 So did their payment for the Subaru

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:22 PM (vPh3W)


****


Speaking of Subaru- apparently their ad campaign "Love--it's what makes a Subaru" must have been hugely successful because in the last week I have seen the new McDonald's ad campaign ("Love--it's what makes a hamburger") and the new Cheerios ad campaign ("Love--it's what makes a crunchy round oat cereal")

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 02:27 PM (NeFrd)

63 So the hurr durr crowd got cut off at the knees?

I wonder how long that will last?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2015 02:27 PM (oFCZn)

64 Love is also what makes a ship fly.

Posted by: Captain Mal at January 23, 2015 02:28 PM (ABcz/)

65 It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.

***


You're not talking about us are you?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 02:28 PM (NeFrd)

66 Those Wiki Supreme Court members are now on the list to be swatted.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 23, 2015 02:28 PM (3jmxp)

67 Question: Are everyone of the 'campus rape victims' that the left is putting forward mentally disturbed? From UVa Jackie to Mattress Girl to Laura Dunn they all seem to be missing some crucial pieces of their mental circuitry.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (hLRSq)

68 She looks like a cross between the bad guy in "galaxy quest' and Ming the Merciless

http://ow.ly/i/8mdZv

Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (e8kgV)

69 54 Miss Canada wears outrageous hockey-themed costume for Miss Universe Pageant
Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (e8kgV

The goalie mask was overkill.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (vPh3W)

70
What's Gamer Gate?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (CMkNk)

71
"When the Left doesn't agree with or like the truth, they make their own truth."

-- Shih Tzu

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (weCf+)

72 Larry Correia said it best (paraphrasing - can't find the link): You picked a fight with people who spend all their free time engaging in battle, playing to win? Good luck with that!

I thought that was Daddy Warpig- though I suspect many have made the same observation: these ARE the "Rocket whoring rocket whores incapable of anything but rocket whoritude" as one of my gamer buddies once so eloquently put it.

They don't play "fair," they don't play "nice." They analyze the rules, find exploits, and use them to f*cking WIN. And now you've set the rules, and you've built the exploits. They WILL find them, and they WILL use them against you.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (kff5f)

73 Who this bitch is?

Posted by: profligatewaste at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (R3JkO)

74 Ace seems to be fixated on parasites lately.
Oh well, you have to expect some of that in an all-natural diet.




Fleas in ewok fur from hobo hunting.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (zESFM)

75 You mean a consensual 3-way is not a rape? My bad.

Posted by: Laura Dunn at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (XVNm3)

76
Speaking of Subaru- apparently their ad campaign "Love--it's what makes a Subaru" must have been hugely successful because in the last week I have seen the new McDonald's ad campaign ("Love--it's what makes a hamburger") and the new Cheerios ad campaign ("Love--it's what makes a crunchy round oat cereal")
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 02:27 PM (NeFrd

I laugh at the McDonalds one where the Packer fan and Bears fan get along. I tolerate NCJ and thats it. I won't share my Mickey Ds with him or my valu-rite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (vPh3W)

77 I didn't realize weew was a real person, I sort of assumed it was sock for some fat kid in a community college somewhere.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (H2Opj)

78 Well that's a
*** down twinkles ***

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (DL2i+)

79 @58 Can't they also lock down articles against editing unless the editor is a part of the Chosen Few?
------------------

Yes. In this case, the article seems to hint that the founder of Wikipedia is sympathetic to the gamer side of Gamergate, and he's been giving them constructive advice on how to fix the page. So at least one of the Chosen Few appears to be someone who's not going to try and slip the SJW side of things in past the edit lock.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (UWFpX)

80 >>Maybe this will help things but I really doubt it.

I don't really care that much about Wiki specifically, but any push back against the SJW is very very good.

The Gamers pushed back, some of the Sci Fi writers have been pushing back, etc.

If these people can be stopped from getting people fired, that's a Very Good Thing. It's just horrible the damage they can do.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 23, 2015 02:30 PM (0xTsz)

81
little eichmanns totalitarians

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:31 PM (weCf+)

82 Muldoon,
I'm just guessing but I think these commercials featuring Love might be a play on Valentine's Day. I ignore commercials.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:31 PM (sj3Ax)

83 It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self- perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.



DNC HQ

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:31 PM (zESFM)

84 70 54 Miss Canada wears outrageous hockey-themed costume for Miss Universe Pageant
Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 23, 2015 02:25 PM (e8kgV

The goalie mask was overkill.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (vPh3W)

Funny, I thought lacrosse is a lot bigger in Canada in hockey, Miss Canada is just a paid pawn for Big Hockey!

Posted by: MikeH at January 23, 2015 02:31 PM (DNTer)

85 >>>>It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.

***looks around nervously***

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 02:32 PM (3ZtZW)

86 @58

Better yet, let's make it so the only ones who can edit articles are part of the Chosin Few. I think we'd get a lot more honesty.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2015 02:32 PM (MYCIw)

87 I saw Rape Panic open for Panic on the Titanic at the Springfield Fair, '06.

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 23, 2015 02:32 PM (27KAF)

88 >>>Gamergate is a big nothingburger. I have never understood what the big deal was. And anytihg remotely "political" in Wiki can not be trusted.

I may ban SJW's from editing vic's comments

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (E+pqw)

89 We need a gamer for Speaker

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (H2Opj)

90 How does this affect anything of value?

Posted by: Deflator Mouse at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (W5DcG)

91 Oh, and Hector's back.
Hi, Hector.

What's Gamer Gate?

Quick primer: turns out Computer Game journalists had their own "JournoList" and were using it to mock gamers while simultaneously taking bribes to promote "meh" games as really good (or, presumably, promote good games as "meh.")

The Gamers found out, got ticked, called out the Gaming Journos, and asked for an apology.

Using the time honored tactic that worked silencing Conservatives for so long, they were called names (mostly "misogynist" with a little "homophobic" and "racist" thrown in for good measure).

Gamers decided *not* to be cowed, and to fight back.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (kff5f)

92 What we are learning is that women have figured out a new way to get back at guys who aren't into them.

Posted by: Caliban at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (DrC22)

93 When your current candidate for President is a woman who bragged about getting a child's rapist freed by lying to the prosecutor, as if rape victims were pawns in a game (which she proudly won), just trying to figure out how the whole #waronwomen works.

Posted by: Ever at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (hRV3r)

94 Ace seems to be fixated on parasites lately. Oh well, you have to expect some of that in an all-natural diet.
Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (8MjqI)


He'll be fine in the spring when he sheds his winter coat and gets a new flea collar.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:34 PM (hLRSq)

95 Who would have guessed the geeks would win against the dykes? They need to make a movie about this.

Revenge of the Nerds!

Am amused that this is popping up on AoS every so often. Haven't you heard? GamerGate is dead! (according to SJW types)

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:34 PM (0NdlF)

96 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 02:27 PM (NeFrd)

Speaking of ad campaigns, there's this pizza shop what has the slogan "Taking pizza to edge of great taste!" and I can confirm they've stepped off that edge

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 02:34 PM (3ZtZW)

97 Very interesting.

Posted by: Artie Johnson at January 23, 2015 02:35 PM (HHd1A)

98 ***looks around nervously***
Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 02:32 PM (3ZtZW)


Sooo, are you now or have ever been a...


HOBO?


Ummm, just asking for some friends.

Posted by: HH at January 23, 2015 02:35 PM (Ce4DF)

99 Oh, still didn't see the 5 people named.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:21 PM (ABcz/)


That's because wikipedia doesn't ban people, it only ban accounts & sometimes IP addresses.

http://tinyurl.com/nofm2vh

& note that no matter how horribly you behave, there'll be some editor to defend you on technical grounds. It's an utter cesspool, & I am proud to state that I have never contributed anything: never edited an article, nor given money to those rat bastards.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (MbqmP)

100 >>>Did you add last section? I clicked on Read This too fast instead of lightly to tell it to open in a new tab & had to come back

yeah. I had had that article open, and was reading it after I posted. then i realized, I'd better post this now, or else I won't post it at all.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (E+pqw)

101 nah, you guys, it's these socons that at fault for being inflexible, leading to moderates leaving the gop

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (9brB7)

102 56 Yeah, some SJW tweeter attributed a line said by one of Adam Baldwin's characters to him personally. It was pathetic.

* * * *
Who would have guessed the geeks would win against the dykes? They need to make a movie about this.

Larry Correia said it best (paraphrasing - can't find the link): You picked a fight with people who spend all their free time engaging in battle, playing to win? Good luck with that!
Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (ABcz/)



Yeah you're going up against the group that engaged the corrupting blood epidemic on world of Warcraft. And when Sony put in an "unkillable" dragon in one of their games because it had such a high damage and hit points that they organized a server wide effort to take it down that freaked out Sony so much they crashed the server before the could succeed. And you want to go after them?

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (z/Ubi)

103 It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their
ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.


Who me?
I've never made the top 10 commentors.

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (DL2i+)

104 Part of the fake campus rape epidemic is we have two conflicting trends:

1) The ultra-pornification of America. Avg kid going off to college, both male and female, have seen staggering amounts of porn.
2) The ultra-feminist take over of college which defines everything as rape

So you get a bunch of kids who grew up saturated in porn, have a couple drinks, and decide to act out one of their internet porn fantasies. The college girls who do this fairly quickly realize they've made a terrible mistake and their brain tries to save their ego by denying the reality of what happened.

It's easier to claim rape than to admit, yeah, I figured I'd give that group sex porn fantasy a go while I was still young.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (ZPrif)

105 Need to get rid of Connelly in the climate pages as well

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:36 PM (H2Opj)

106

OT: Gamers only.

Total War: ARENA Closed Alpha Invitation's have gone out.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (IXrOn)

107 Here's an example of what GamerGate has accomplished:

http://techraptor.net/content/gamergate-media-gave-away-america

"It's not that I don't want to call myself a liberal. After all, as I
understand liberal ideals, I still believe in most of them, if not all
of them. No, I guess I'm not a liberal anymore because Bustle, The Verge, Salon, Polygon, Kotaku, Gamasutra, The Mary Sue, The NYT, The LA Times, The Washington Post and others spent the last 2 months telling me I'm no longer wantedas
an unashamed, voting liberal. They did this based on my primary hobby
and the Y chromosome I was born with. They did this after some of them
told me I was dead or needed to die for the crime of holding my primary
hobby as a part of my identity. They did this because some people I
don't know made threats against people I'd never heard of before;
subsequently, I was told I needed to die because of my Y chromosome and
my hobby.


And for what? The nebulous notion of making gaming "better" than it
is now? To stroke the sense of entitlement of self-proclaimed "game
developers"? To turn game developer into the third vocation in human
history that is competence optional behind politician and journalist (apparently)? Equality of Outcomes between AAA game development, good
independent game development, and terrible independent game
development?"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (ABcz/)

108
It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.

Aw, c'mon. I like it here in the Horde.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (JtwS4)

109 I thought Gamergate was the controversy over who green-lighted the film Gamer and if that person should be murdered.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (XVNm3)

110
Does anyone remember how we got by before "tabs."

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (weCf+)

111 Hello Kitty ...

Of the survey's respondents, 49 percent said they had not had sex in the past month, up 5 five percent over numbers from 2013. Most blamed fatigue, a loss of spark, or the sense that sex was just too much of a hassle. But 18 percent of men (20 percent among those aged 25 to 29) just said they have no interest in or actively dislike trips to pound town, suggesting a deeper social change beyond a collective dry spell.

Posted by: UltraMan at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (e8kgV)

112 74 Who this bitch is?

Posted by: profligatewaste at January 23, 2015 02:29 PM (R3JkO)


Beautifully recursive. Thread winner.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (oFCZn)

113 >>>This is the main problem with the internet.

It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity.

Instead of relating their nuttiness to normal folk who then tell them to stop with the nonsense and get back to work or get treatment,

they get justification and support and-

VOILA!!!


another reality-deprived but weirdly powerful, obsessed Leftwing political movement.


...

I just had this conversation last night.

But then, I have it a lot.

I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (E+pqw)

114 Can't they also lock down articles against editing unless the editor is a part of the Chosen Few?
Posted by: @JohnTant at January 23, 2015 02:26 PM (eytER)


Yeah. They can, but they aren't terribly good at controlling the list of "chosen few". Gee, I wonder why?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (MbqmP)

115 What's GamerGate?

Gamers getting the Liberal MSM attack treatment, but not rolling over like Republicans.

Left/Libertarian leaning young'ns discovering and becoming disillusioned by dishonesty in media.

At the very least, it's the Left eating the Left. At best, we might see some new Truth-minded allies out of it.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (0NdlF)

116 Again, this isn't even delegation doctrine, do you speak it.

This is one woman decided for herself what the policy should be and pointing a gun at everyone else and making them comply.


But, hey, I'm the horrible threat for the horrific crime of wanting to be left the hell alone.

Sure. Why not.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)

117 I want to see a girl-student rapes boy-student incident, and prosecuted by the university so the girl-student is found guilty, then expelled, excommunicated, neutered, shorn of all her hair, and tattooed on her forehead with the word RAPIST, capitalized and in bold italics. Red ink.

And at Oberlin.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (vSxTY)

118 Buzz ion, and that's just the kids. When you get to the adults on Eve, it goes up another level.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (H2Opj)

119 It's always best to go insane is a way particular to you. You get treatment years faster.

Crazy people are attracted to politics and cults and movements cause they can hide their insanity under the cover of activism.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (ZPrif)

120 Does anyone remember how we got by before "tabs."



By opening a new window?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (zESFM)

121
Hillary will win in a rump?

is this a sock?

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (zOTsN)

122 Funny, I thought lacrosse is a lot bigger in Canada in hockey, Miss Canada is just a paid pawn for Big Hockey!
Posted by: MikeH at January 23, 2015 02:31 PM (DNTer)

Wait until the Curling Maffia find her.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (vPh3W)

123 I never knew it was this organized, the trolling thing that is. I always thought it was just unhappy lone wolves looking for fortune and glory, but it looks more like community organizing, and conscientiousness raising without the Federal Grant money.

They should get unionized; Internet Trolls Amalgamated with a HQ building in Washington.

Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (HHd1A)

124 @71 What's Gamer Gate?
-----------------

Zoe Quinn, SJW "advocate" extraordinaire in the video gaming industry, made a "game" (and I use the term loosely in this case) called 'Depression Quest'. It got good reviews from video game journalists, but bad reviews from players. Quinn also apparently cheated on her (now ex-) boyfriend multiple times. He got ticked off at her, and posted a list of names and dates on-line.

Gamers noticed that at least one of those names was someone who had given Depression Quest a good review. They did some further digging, and discovered that some editors and other video game journalism personalities had helped to finance Quinn's game... and hadn't revealed that in the reviews that their outfits published of the game. Cynicism regarding corruption has existed for quite a while regarding video game journalism, and this particular smoking gun was apparently the straw that broke the camel's back. All Hell broke loose as a result.

Quinn, caught in a bit of a predicament, launched a counter-offensive. She claimed that the real reason for the uproar was because gamers are socially awkward, sexist, basement dwelling nerds, who feel threatened by sexually active women. And a number of SJWs came to her defense.

Things almost immediately spiraled out beyond that point, but that was the start of it.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (UWFpX)

125
Well, I'll be the first to admit that y'all people living inside my computer enable me.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (weCf+)

126 the "hector" or whatever fool has been banned

I ain't's got's time for its shit

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (E+pqw)

127 Rape can be prevented with a carbon tax.

Posted by: Tom Friedman at January 23, 2015 02:41 PM (W5DcG)

128 Most of you here are isolated shut ins.

You don't grasp that supporting rape is evil.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy!


You've obviously never raped anyone.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 23, 2015 02:41 PM (XVNm3)

129
in whose rump will she win?

she's not your wife ya know

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:41 PM (zOTsN)

130
But, hey, I'm the horrible threat for the horrific crime of wanting to be left the hell alone.

Sure. Why not.
Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:39

Sure, now you tell us.
Posted by: The Spiders

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:41 PM (vPh3W)

131 thank you Ace

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (zOTsN)

132
By opening a new window?

Yeah but that was a big pain in the ass.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (weCf+)

133 Ace always does his best banning on Friday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (vPh3W)

134 Most of you are isolated shut ins.

Posted by: sociopath with little to no human contact whose only social outlet is trolling strangers on computer at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (E+pqw)

135 You're not talking about us are you?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 02:28 PM (NeFrd)



W-e-e-e-e-ell....


Posted by: naturalfake at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (0cMkb)

136 I think the real problem here is the misnomer "Gamergate." It hides what the hubbub is all about, and turns off anyone who isn't an insider. It wasn't until recently that even I, someone who ought to be hep to such thing, even grasped what "Gamergate" was about.

Bad titles for things can ruin them.

Same thing happened with the Kevin Jennings scandals at the beginning of the Obama administration, when he appointed a pro-pedophilia hay extremist to be "Safe Schools Czar" for the US. It should have been a major national scandal, but someone early on gave it the unfortunate and imprecise title "Fistgate," based on a single incident when Jennings' group hand ed out instructions on fisting (annaly) to high school kids -- when that was actually the least of his malfeasances. When later more devastating scandal info came out, it was frustratingly lumped under the "Fistgate" label -- like "Fistgate Part 5!" And because of that label, the new info fizzled and was ignored mostly.

Same it true for Gamergate. It is a major cultural event which is burdened with an unfortunate limiting name.

Posted by: zombie at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (K4YiS)

137
I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.

Today the internet reminded me that Darryl Hannah did a Playboy spread years ago.

So there's that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (JtwS4)

138 I just wish that, in 1972, the DNC would have had their headquarters in the Marriot hotel. Then, every SINGLE *STINKING* controversy since wouldn't have been called ;;;;;gate.


Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (t2lvB)

139 I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.
Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (E+pqw)


Why thank you for the compliment! You always say the nicest things.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (hLRSq)

140 suggesting a deeper social change beyond a collective dry spell.

Women need more tentacle tats?

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (H2Opj)

141 I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (E+pqw)


you must have been talking to andy levy - whom I believe said the same exact thing

that is why you have to take a lot of it with a grain of salt

and walk away from it as much as you can

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (IXrOn)

142 This again?

I still don't understand a word of this "issue" and my give a fk-o-meter still isn't registering.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (7ObY1)

143 You don't run into weirdo crazy people at the wine bar after work cause they can't function in normal society. They repel people with their anger, accusatory paranoia, and poor hygiene.

The internet is the main social outlet for the weirdo crazies. And it doesn't matter how toxically crazy and pyscho it gets, the weirdos aren't going anywhere cause they haven nowhere else to go. The normals do have other social outlets, so they back away, ceding the playground to the weirdos.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (ZPrif)

144 I ain't's got's time for its shit

Thanks,

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (DL2i+)

145
I spent hours yesterday morning reading all the links to this Shanley Kane thing

it is amazing how many people knew what she was but were too afraid of her to speak out

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (zOTsN)

146 108 Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:37 PM (ABcz/)


So I gather the social justice crowd is trying to get the gaming community to move more into the "equal justice outcomes" what ever that means to them. IOW Leisure Suit Larry would be a forbidden game today.

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (wlDny)

147 Consuming alcohol to the point of unconsciousness is at the heart of most of these campus rape tales.

Perhaps the old patriarchial rules really did have women's best interests in mind after all?

No drinking allowed, single gender dorms only, no visitors allowed in dorms, etc. etc.

Gee it's almost like those old fogies from long ago knew human nature and planned accordingly.

Funny that the SJW are finally coming around to it.

Posted by: Boots at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (l9mF2)

148 Ready for Hillary!

... to go away.

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (27KAF)

149 These parasites, however, come in with the express agenda of destroying the host.

That's the entire point of the Left. To upend and destroy society so that they may rebuild it into their own delusional "utopia".

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (0Ew3K)

150
and if a prominent SJW is confortable living with an actual neo-Nazi and doesn't want the races to "mix"

well. pretty revealing

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (zOTsN)

151 I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.

e.g. the persistent idiot problem with free speech now having access to scripting engines - MUMR

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (DL2i+)

152 Okay, Hector.

I apologize. I should remember that you have the intelligence of a sub-moronic sea cucumber and that to "irony" means "the opposite of wrinkly."

I was saying "Hi Hector" to alert the rest of the Horde to your presence, and as a back-handed way of saying "Fuck off."

So, since that apparently didn't work (my fault, I know- I should remember your mental limitations) I'll say it plainly.

Fuck. Off.

Simply repeating the same lies over and over will never make the world comport to your fevered imagination, and telling the rest of us that *we* "hate" will never purge your own guilt from your own soul.

So go away, you pathetic excuse for retarded dog shit.*

*With apologies to dog shit, of course

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (kff5f)

153 >>> still don't understand a word of this "issue" and my give a fk-o-meter still isn't registering.

my fk-o-meter doesn't twinge at updates about your fk-o-meter

seriously dudes, people who are bored a lot tend to also be boring.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (E+pqw)

154
I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.
Posted by: ace
---

Especially when you consider that Big Brother had to have office buildings full of people to rewrite books and newspapers - now it is just a matter of editing a few web pages.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (40li+)

155
Yeah you're going up against the group that engaged the corrupting blood epidemic on world of Warcraft.



Engaged? You mean weaponizing it to troll the server?

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (0NdlF)

156 Most of you are isolated shut ins.
Posted by: sociopath with little to no human contact whose only social outlet is trolling strangers on computer at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (E+pqw)



lol
NOT

humor is the best medicine
maybe not a cure, but the bestest high

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (IXrOn)

157 Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (UWFpX)


The gaming media, being Seattle, NY, and Austin centric is also wildly out of touch with the vast majority of it's readers.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and exhausted! new father! at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (HDwDg)

158 Thanks Ace. I almost thought I was losing my mind.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:46 PM (sj3Ax)

159 Using the time honored tactic that worked silencing Conservatives for so long, they were called names (mostly "misogynist" with a little "homophobic" and "racist" thrown in for good measure).

Gamers decided *not* to be cowed, and to fight back.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:33 PM (kff5f)


Yup... first time in recent history that People would NOT shut up, when accused of Un PC behavior...

And it actually makes some sense that it would be this particular group who fought back.

These are the people who have been made fun of their entire lives for being Nerds, and Geeks... they are USED to being called names...

Thus, when called an unfair name... it doesn't really bite..

I know.... I am one... calling me a Racist, or Sexist??? /yawn...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 02:46 PM (qh617)

160
Anyone remember AOL? AOL Finance? Remember when Motley Fool was part of AOL? Remember the chat rooms?

Well, if you do, you'll also remember the constant shilling and "pimping" of stocks in there by anonymous investors. After a while, everyone was a pimp, though.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:46 PM (weCf+)

161 the "hector" or whatever fool has been banned

I ain't's got's time for its shit

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (E+pqw)


THREAD WINNER!!!!

Even if that means my last post was pointless

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:46 PM (kff5f)

162 The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions even in the face of climate change.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (e8kgV)

163 Posted by: Citizen X at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (7ObY1)

A group is revolting against an activist media.

See that as a good sign.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and exhausted! new father! at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (HDwDg)

164 They don't play "fair," they don't play "nice." They analyze the rules, find exploits, and use them to f*cking WIN. And now you've set the rules, and you've built the exploits. They WILL find them, and they WILL use them against you.
--------
Again with the Patriots?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat-it's funny at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (Mn2TM)

165 153 seriously dudes, people who are bored a lot tend to also be boring.
------------------------------------

Didn't ValJal say that Barky is bored a lot?

He needs "interesting Italians" to keep him amused?

One on one with Barky would probably be like watching paint dry.

Posted by: Boots at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (l9mF2)

166 I just had this conversation last night.

But then, I have it a lot.

I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (E+pqw)


TL;DR (my comment not yours): People are horrible and will be horrible no matter the subject.

My Unified Field Theory that everything is now Fandom.

All of these behaviors are familiar indeed to those of us who are Bitter Old Fandom Survivors. The sociopathy, the gathering of sycophants, the burning down and salting the earth of a community and then the moving on, locust like, to the next big thing whilst the survivors stare at each other and try to determine what happened while the people in the new community cast stones at you for daring to warn them that they are next.

Everything is now fandom. Politics. Art. Science. Religion. Sports. It's all the same. It's all about My Team vs. Your Team and anything the promotes My Team is good and anything that hurts Your Team is perfectly acceptable to do.

See re: my rant earlier today about the politicization of everything and me being against that.

This also brings up your point about some people needing a good punch in the face.

Idefk anymore. I despair, I despair.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (mf5HN)

167 I just wish that, in 1972, the DNC would have had their headquarters in the Marriot hotel. Then, every SINGLE *STINKING* controversy since wouldn't have been called ;;;;;gate.



Gamerjohnson.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (zESFM)

168 126
the "hector" or whatever fool has been banned



I ain't's got's time for its shit

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:40 PM (E+pqw)

Ace I thought he had been banned before????

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (wlDny)

169 You mean weaponizing it to troll the server?

Yep. That'd be it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:48 PM (kff5f)

170 I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.


*shiftyeyes*

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 23, 2015 02:48 PM (evdj2)

171 You don't run into weirdo crazy people at the wine bar after work cause they can't function in normal society. They repel people with their anger, accusatory paranoia, and poor hygiene. at January 23, 2015 02:43 PM (ZPrif)

I just have to go to my in-laws for this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:48 PM (IXrOn)

172 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)


Mercy Hospital system is in a bit of a bind.

They took tons of sweet sweet federal cash, and now the feds want them to come to heel. (As it goes, I warned them of exactly this and was thrown out of the room, but I digress.)

Universities are in the same boat as it were. They made their deal with Old Scratch, let them suffer for it.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and exhausted! new father! at January 23, 2015 02:48 PM (HDwDg)

173 >>So I gather the social justice crowd is trying to get the gaming
community to move more into the "equal justice outcomes" what ever that
means to them

If I've understood it correctly: That thing you love? Yeah, we're going to feminize the crap out of it and tell you it's better. No more unrealistic hot characters, much less icky male aggression, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (ABcz/)

174 Yeah you're going up against the group that engaged the corrupting blood epidemic on world of Warcraft.

If by engaged you mean weaponizing a mechanic and trolling all the servers.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (0NdlF)

175 I am onboard with the theory that the Internet is primarily a Sociopath-Empowering Device.
Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:38 PM (E+pqw)

Nah.... its made for Porn...

Posted by: WoW Troll, dancing... at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (qh617)

176 153 >>> still don't understand a word of this "issue" and my give a fk-o-meter still isn't registering.

my fk-o-meter doesn't twinge at updates about your fk-o-meter

seriously dudes, people who are bored a lot tend to also be boring.
Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:45 PM (E+pqw)

As a non-gamer person, I've tried to follow this. Do I find it interesting? Not really. But, then again, I attempt to keep an eye on things that are making headlines.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (vPh3W)

177 Who the F names a product Depression Quest?

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (H2Opj)

178 Thanks for banning Hector too, Ace!

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (sj3Ax)

179 The internet is a social boon to the isolated shut-ins. But it lets the isolated shut-ins infect the broader society with their mental illnesses -- like the angry, anti-social paranoia that led to them becoming isolated shut-ins.

Normal society doesn't deal with such people, on account of the whole isolated shut-in factor.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (ZPrif)

180 Again with the Patriots?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat-it's funny at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (Mn2TM)


Heh.

Difference is, sans literally hacking the game or server, it is impossible to "cheat" at Halo. Everything there is simply an exploit in existing game logic.

No one is claiming that the Pats navigated a tricky rules loophole which will henceforth be closed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (kff5f)

181 alex,

do you have a link to your other posts?

i think what you are describing is true, and just a reversion , a devolution if you will (Devo predicted it would come), to the safety and security of primitive tribes.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (E+pqw)

182 @146 So I gather the social justice crowd is trying to get the gaming community to move more into the "equal justice outcomes" what ever that means to them. IOW Leisure Suit Larry would be a forbidden game today.
--------------------------

It's more than that. The SJWs involved want games that push Social Justice!!1!, and engage in all sorts of harassment to push their agenda. There might very well be a Leisure Suit Larry game released. If the SJW types had their way, then there might very well be new Leisure Suit Larry-type games. But the protagonist would be gay. Or a transgender. What he would definitely not be is a straight male.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (UWFpX)

183 174 Yeah you're going up against the group that engaged the corrupting blood epidemic on world of Warcraft---

Yeah but; that Upton chick fills out the dress nicely.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (vPh3W)

184 I resent being called a shut in.

I make sure to get out and pick up my alcohol every day.

Also, walking.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (oFCZn)

185 167 I just wish that, in 1972, the DNC would have had their headquarters in the Marriot hotel. Then, every SINGLE *STINKING* controversy since wouldn't have been called ;;;;;gate.



Gamerjohnson.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (zESFM)


GamersHolidayInn?

Posted by: WoW Troll, dancing... at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (qh617)

186
Everything is now fandom. Politics. Art. Science. Religion. Sports. It's all the same. It's all about My Team vs. Your Team...


Some day we need Ace to make a post on the Hegelian Dialectic.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (weCf+)

187 R-E-F-L-E-C-T

Posted by: MIrror Universe Aretha Franklin at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (NeFrd)

188 I DID NOT SEE A DESK WARNING ALLEN!


Wow. I'm in a super yelly mood today. I mean even more so.

*stares at pile of documents*

All I have to do is scan these to finish these discovery answers. That's it.

*pounds refresh button*

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (mf5HN)

189 Who the F names a product Depression Quest?




50 Shades of Depression. Now with moar levels!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (zESFM)

190 The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock just hasn't been the same since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:51 PM (hLRSq)

191 177 Who the F names a product Depression Quest?
Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (H2Opj

Why we would!
Posted by: The Makers of Prozac

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:51 PM (vPh3W)

192
Meredith L Patterson wrote a very thoughtful blog about being attacked by Shanley Kane. Its linked in the article Ace linked

In it she says she is an Aspie and learned how to connect most comfortably with people on the internet. She found her community and acceptance there, and only felted truly bullied by Ms Kane. I found her blog very poignant

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 02:51 PM (zOTsN)

193 >>Who the F names a product Depression Quest?

A navel-gazing, self-absorbed, mentally unstable woman who thinks everyone would love to see the inner-workings of her mind?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:52 PM (ABcz/)

194 177 Who the F names a product Depression Quest?
Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (H2Opj)


I would play it. Bet I would win too.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at January 23, 2015 02:52 PM (dFi94)

195 Idefk anymore. I despair, I despair.
Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:47 PM (mf5HN)


Wanna join my tribe? We'll go along whapping other tribes over the head and taking all their stuff. It'll be fun!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:52 PM (hLRSq)

196 >>>I just wish that, in 1972, the DNC would have had their headquarters in the Marriot hotel. Then, every SINGLE *STINKING* controversy since wouldn't have been called ;;;;;gate.

Gamerrriott ?

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 02:52 PM (3ZtZW)

197 Anyone remember AOL? AOL Finance? Remember when Motley Fool was part of AOL? Remember the chat rooms?

Well, if you do, you'll also remember the constant shilling and "pimping" of stocks in there by anonymous investors. After a while, everyone was a pimp, though.
Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer


I have some info that Microstrategy is going to the moon. Better get in here now at $303. It is your last chance.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (l3vZN)

198
I still don't understand a word of this "issue" and my give a fk-o-meter still isn't registering.
Posted by: Citizen X



I understand the issue and I understand the greater importance: billion dollar industry, the center of life for the next generation, the danger to the wider culture, the need to challenge the progressives at the barricades and so on.

I just can't keep straight the whos and wheres. It's all silly intenet fake names, obscure memes and websites 've never heard of. Like reading about the 30 Years Wars and all those fiddly little German states.

I hope whatever side I am/should be on wins.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (kdS6q)

199
One point on the Hegelian Diaelectic, (which I don't know fully understand) :

We are manipulated into factions.

Behind every "team" or "group" is a leader/leaders who recruit and manipulate. This is politics. obama is good at politics. We, however, are not.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (weCf+)

200 I DID NOT SEE A DESK WARNING ALLEN!

Wow. I'm in a super yelly mood today. I mean even more so.


Sorry. Though I have been warning people that I need to refill my patience, and haven't had a chance.

Besides, you liked it. Admit it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (kff5f)

201 I'd take the Bulletin's Doomsday Clock a bit more seriously if they hadn't been saying we were minutes away from Armageddon for the last 60 years.

Talk about a Boy Who Cried Doom. Do they realize they are a joke?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (ZPrif)

202 Same it true for Gamergate. It is a major cultural event which is burdened with an unfortunate limiting name.

Posted by: zombie at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (K4YiS)


I blame the public schools. Watergate is the only evil government scandal of interest in the entire history of the United States. So now everything scandalous must be a -gate.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (0NdlF)

203 Trsblke,
How is new baby, Sophia?

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (sj3Ax)

204
My point is: It's all bullshit. Don't fall for it.

Posted by: Reflective Alternate-Reality Soothsayer at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (weCf+)

205 I sold my give a fk-o-meter in order to purchase an internet connection for my wife. She sold her computer to buy me a gold chain to hang my give a fk-o-meter around my neck.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (XVNm3)

206
*pounds refresh button*

You know those experiments where they put a wire in the dopamine or orgasm sector of a rat's brain and rat pounds on it furiously?

That's how I picture most of the Horde with the refresh button.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (JtwS4)

207 AtC, I am still totes on board with what you said the other day:

Stop. F'ing.Politicizing. F'ing. Everything. You. F'ing. Pathetic. Twats!

(Think I remembered it correctly...)

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (ABcz/)

208 http://preview.tinyurl.com/dxty2uu

SEEEEE!!!!!

Posted by: WoW Troll, dancing... at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (qh617)

209 Such a nice person Shanley Kane is:

When asked for comment, Shanley Kane, who has a long history of being abusive to reporters, replied, "Go f-k yourself." She then published this interviewer's private cell phone number on social media and tweeted, apparently in anticipation of what may appear in this story, that she had written "about my past being a misogynist, slut-shaming, queer-phobic, abusive, racist, ableist and classist [sic]."

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (wqVD1)

210 How is new baby, Sophia the First?

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 02:53 PM (sj3Ax)


Fixed, per (unilateral) change to the Style Guide.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 02:55 PM (kff5f)

211 The TL;DR of GamerGate for non-gamers:

Someone decided to fight the SJWs and are winning.

Really, all ya need to know, right there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 23, 2015 02:56 PM (DT3rQ)

212 I mean, I'm happy that wikipedia is farting out a symbolic gesture that even a year ago they wouldn't have done, but it ain't a victory by any stretch of the imagination.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 23, 2015 02:56 PM (MbqmP)

213 I think SJW is just a way of saying "Future Crazy Cat Lady."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 23, 2015 02:56 PM (hLRSq)

214 You don't run into weirdo crazy people at the range wine bar after work cause they can't function in normal society. They repel people with their anger, accusatory paranoia, and poor hygiene.

Fixed, I've met some truly disturbed people at the kind of fancy bars Bannion likes.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:56 PM (H2Opj)

215 No more Serbian Ninja?

How will I get over this? Oh, hey a bird outside...

Posted by: weft cut-loop, now in Dark Chunks! at January 23, 2015 02:57 PM (fADgx)

216 What the hell kind of name is "Shanley" anyway?

Posted by: Iblis at January 23, 2015 02:57 PM (U0ndG)

217 If by engaged you mean weaponizing a mechanic and trolling all the servers.
Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (0NdlF)


in the olden days, also known as farming

I remember before scripting, etc, it was "farmers" who did not speak english (mostly Chinese) hired to farm for $. When there were still people behind the avatars, you could really mess with them, but - also feel sorry for them, because it was their "living."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 02:57 PM (IXrOn)

218
Anyone remember AOL? AOL Finance? Remember when Motley Fool was part of AOL? Remember the chat rooms?

Heh. I was a moderator of one of the Politics chatrooms. It got me free access, and this was back in the pay-by-the-minute dial up days.

It was useless, though. As a moderator I had no power to ban, edit or delete anything. Just like being a hall monitor.

And then my BFF blamed *me* for almost ruining his marriage because he fell in love with a girl conservative. (It stayed platonic, marriage lives).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (JtwS4)

219 Wanna join my tribe? We'll go along whapping other tribes over the head and taking all their stuff. It'll be fun!
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet!


/coldcocks Mikey
/rifles through wallet
/shoos off second moth of the day

Really, I gotta start targeting folks with something to take...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (DT3rQ)

220 Civilization is built on top of family, friends, tribe, nation etc. not instead of.

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (DL2i+)

221
remember when CAPT KIRK told the Comic Con people to GET A LIFE?

Posted by: soothiewing plover at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (weCf+)

222 Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 02:44 PM (wlDny)

More to the point, the Gamers said "No! We *don't* have to like your games just because they are "correct" (i.e. leftist)" and called out the corruption. Then they *didn't* back down and shut up just because they were called mean names.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (GDulk)

223 but it ain't a victory by any stretch of the imagination.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 23, 2015 02:56 PM (MbqmP)


victory? no...

Won a skirmish? certainly...

I wish the GOP would show as much advancement to THEIR supposed cause...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (qh617)

224 alex,

do you have a link to your other posts?

i think what you are describing is true, and just a reversion , a devolution if you will (Devo predicted it would come), to the safety and security of primitive tribes.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (E+pqw)



Ummm about my Unified Field Theory? Not to hand, by which I mean at all, as it's just something I bring up every now and again in comments.

Here's a link to my stop politicizing rant from this morning (I apologize for the f bombs I am trying to be better): http://bit.ly/1L53QPW


I agree with the devolution (also the Devo) theory. Mankind is tribal by genetics and adaptation. What the internet has done is remove the familial and geographical limitations on that. So now your tribe are those misfits who think like you that you never knew existed before. Be that those who like the books you like or those who share your political views. Those weirdos are your tribe and, particularly if you have been an outsider in the mundane world, you will protect that tribe with all you have.

What it has also done is permitted the 1% or .05% or whatever it is of the population who are actual sociopaths to enter into a community, destroy it, and then leave with no danger to their physical being. Yeah. That's going to go well for everyone else.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (mf5HN)

225 I have some info that Microstrategy is going to the moon. Better get in here now at $303. It is your last chance.

There are still a few parking spots in Tyson's that haven't had that name scraped off yet.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (H2Opj)

226 I blame the public schools. Watergate is the only evil government scandal of interest in the entire history of the United States.

Well, it involved a Republican so, yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (L2xDv)

227 Going to do two basketball games tonight, camera monkey again. Homecoming for the school, so supposed to be a big deal. Bad news is the Boys game doesn't start until 8, good news is that the school is only 3 miles from my house, as opposed to 55 miles a couple weeks ago.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (2cS/G)

228 221
remember when CAPT KIRK told the Comic Con people to GET A LIFE?

Posted by: soothiewing plover at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (weCf+)


Yep, just like I remember Sarah Palin saying she could see Russia from her house...

Posted by: LIV at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (qh617)

229 And in this vein. King of the nerds comes back tonight.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (z/Ubi)

230 Then they *didn't* back down and shut up just because they were called mean names.

Personally, as a former gamer (I have kids now), mean names were never going to work. Being called mean names is part of running up the score. The more you can get the other guy to scream bad things about you, the more you're in his head.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (kff5f)

231 Just got back from getting shorn, and buying a new tv. This post is just another example of the creatures that inhabit the pitch darkness being revealed by the light.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (qbgxo)

232


the tech world is becoming very familiar with Saul Alinsky's tactics and they do not like it

"Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."

Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (zOTsN)

233 "That's how I picture most of the Horde with the refresh button."

On the front page is a link to blog stats for Ace.
something like 200K unique visits, 2.5 mil page view a month..

..and I'm saying, y'all are slackers. I hit refresh a lot more than ten times a day.

Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (HHd1A)

234 Stop. F'ing.Politicizing. F'ing. Everything. You. F'ing. Pathetic. Twats!

(Think I remembered it correctly...)
Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (ABcz/)


Actually, Lizzy, there were no commas used.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (8MjqI)

235 Also, walking.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2015 02:50 PM (oFCZn)



lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:01 PM (IXrOn)

236 OT,
Jeff Sessions now head of Senate Immigration Panel & renames it Immigration & Natural Interests Panel.

Of course Mike Enzi decided to use his seniority to take over Budget Committee even though both were elected on same day Enzi won luck of the draw.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:01 PM (sj3Ax)

237 222 More to the point, the Gamers said "No! We *don't*
have to like your games just because they are "correct" (i.e. leftist)"
and called out the corruption. Then they *didn't* back down and shut up
just because they were called mean names.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (GDulk)

Well, I gave up on gaming a long time ago. I got tired of spending $2K - $3K every 3 years on a new rig to chase the "latest new game". Besides that the Russians bought out my favorite game (HOMM) and ruined it.

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (wlDny)

238 Used to be someone said something stupid, they'd get punched in the mouth and that would be the end of it. Now we have this shit.

Posted by: Iblis at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (U0ndG)

239 Who knew Wikipedia was a misogynist organization run by the patriarchy?

Go penis!

Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (OZmbA)

240 I didn't know that there was such a thing as gender anymore. Like isn't that so yesterday?

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (klaU/)

241 213 I think SJW is just a way of saying "Future Crazy Cat Lady."

What's really disturbing is that some of those SJWs are male, and will still end up crazy cat ladies.

I really didn't need to know how many transgender people were involved on the SJW side of GamerGate. Yay for Brain Bleach.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (0NdlF)

242 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (mf5HN)

Interesting theory...

I can also see where having your internet tribe, would lesson the emotional impact which would normally be generated by those around you, not liking some behavior.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:03 PM (qh617)

243
Speaking of trolling SJWs, International Lord of Hate Larry Correia is in the middle of his third Sad Puppies campaign to get non-SJW SF fiction nominated for the Hugo Award.

http://tinyurl.com/ow7cqfz

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 23, 2015 03:03 PM (+oxMM)

244 "Watergate is the only evil government scandal"

How 'bout #teabagdome?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 23, 2015 03:03 PM (8FLjN)

245 I've heard that Sinatra was a sucky human being (I don't know that, obviously, but I've heard it). But the man could *sing.*

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (kff5f)

246 the tech world is becoming very familiar with Saul Alinsky's tactics and they do not like it
"Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."
Posted by: ThunderB, Professional Ball Deflator at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (zOTsN)


Yep this is Gamergate in a nutshell and in this case the target was video game players. Only they're not the type to take this kind of bullying.

You may think Gamergate is a nothing-burger but eventually the SJWs will come for something that you do care about whether it's woodworking, golf, or classic movies.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (wqVD1)

247 The worm may be turning. I have noticed that Bill Bennett, who was frequently so moderate I turned him and decided to drive bored than to listen to him, has lately become much more militant. Ace has joined the dark side. Now Wikipedia has banned a bunch of SJWs. Maybe be are tired of getting shit on.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (XUKZU)

248 237 222 More to the point, the Gamers said "No! We *don't*
have to like your games just because they are "correct" (i.e. leftist)"
and called out the corruption. Then they *didn't* back down and shut up
just because they were called mean names.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 02:58 PM (GDulk)

Well, I gave up on gaming a long time ago. I got tired of spending $2K - $3K every 3 years on a new rig to chase the "latest new game". Besides that the Russians bought out my favorite game (HOMM) and ruined it.
Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (wlDny)


I gave up on online gaming. Too many asshats. I'll only play SP or on a private network game with my friends at home.

Posted by: Iblis at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (U0ndG)

249 >>What's really disturbing is that some of those SJWs are male, and will still end up crazy cat ladies.<<

Hey, I'm a male crazy cat lady and I'm no SJW.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (OZmbA)

250 I sold my give a fk-o-meter in order to purchase an internet connection for my wife. She sold her computer to buy me a gold chain to hang my give a fk-o-meter around my neck.

Oh, Henry!

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (evdj2)

251 Fresh back from the local Nissan dealership. To my surprise, on the *large* screen TV in the service lounge was FOX news. I went to the managers office, and spoke my gratitude.

It gets better, talking to the manager of the service department, it turns out that he is an active shooter, engages in competitions & etc. We had a nice chat.

Posted by: Red Diaper Baby at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (eeTCA)

252 the tech world is becoming very familiar with Saul Alinsky's tactics and they do not like it

"Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."




I prefer mine:
"Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and vaporize it."

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (zESFM)

253 I'm not a gamer, so is this hullabaloo about big tittles, yams, cans or yabboez?

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:05 PM (klaU/)

254 * removes diaper *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:05 PM (eeTCA)

255 Besides that the Russians bought out my favorite game (HOMM) and ruined it.
Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2015 03:02 PM (wlDny)


----------------------------------------


In Mother Russia, game play you.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:05 PM (qbgxo)

256 Really, I gotta start targeting folks with something to take...

Posted by: Brother Cavil


Getting pretty good at the knockout game, tho.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (/Ho8c)

257 How 'bout #teabagdome?

That falls under Bu$hitler. Evil tyrant who destroyed America, but was bravely defeated at the next election by courageous voters voting against Bush's 3rd term.

Tyrant, vs. scandal.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (0NdlF)

258 "Titties" damn. although tittles sounds like tiny titties.

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (klaU/)

259
eventually the SJWs will come for something that you do care about whether it's woodworking, golf, or classic movies.

And once again "Thank You for Smoking" is the Best and Most Underappreciated Movie Ever.

The anti-smoking Senator from VT wanted to have all the cigarettes in the classic movie digitally replaced with candy canes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (JtwS4)

260 Part of the fake campus rape epidemic is we have two conflicting trends: 1) The ultra-pornification of America. Avg kid going off to college, both male and female, have seen staggering amounts of porn. 2) The ultra-feminist take over of college which defines everything as rape So you get a bunch of kids who grew up saturated in porn, have a couple drinks, and decide to act out one of their internet porn fantasies. The college girls who do this fairly quickly realize they've made a terrible mistake and their brain tries to save their ego by denying the reality of what happened. It's easier to claim rape than to admit, yeah, I figured I'd give that group sex porn fantasy a go while I was still young.
Posted by: Costanza Defense
Add to this the following:
1. men are being increasingly seen as targets and oppressors.
2. Fewer men in colleges. Anything ranging from outright rejection to using and losing may be more keenly felt. Competition, if it exists, is by definition more intense.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (Spluw)

261 Yeah I meant engaged corrupting blood as in they started it.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (z/Ubi)

262
Oh Henry! is a candy bar containing peanuts, caramel, and fudge coated in chocolate. It was first introduced in 1920 by the Williamson Candy Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Posted by: wiki ear piece at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (weCf+)

263 You may think Gamergate is a nothing-burger but eventually the SJWs will come for something that you do care about whether it's woodworking, golf, or classic movies.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (wqVD1)



Or your church. Or your bakery.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (dFi94)

264 Oh, Henry!
Posted by: toby928
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What?

Posted by: Sydney Porter at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (eeTCA)

265

the internet is also like being totally high, or face down drunk

no inhibitions

at all

for some

and bullying

I need a nap

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:06 PM (IXrOn)

266 >>What's really disturbing is that some of those SJWs are male, and will still end up crazy cat ladies.

Well, someone was sleeping w/Zoe Quinn and giving her good reviews.
It's all her supporters in the Gamer and greater MSM, the gamer journolist that was discovered. Like geekier Ezra Kleins and Matty Y's who cover gaming, yet hate gamers.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:07 PM (ABcz/)

267 As a non-gamer person, I've tried to follow this. Do I find it interesting? Not really. But, then again, I attempt to keep an eye on things that are making headlines.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 02:49 PM (vPh3W)


While it involved gaming, it is not about gaming. The gaming community was just one of the more recent targets, and the first one to explicitly reject the SJWs.

For the SJW's everything must be about advancing "justice".

Same it true for Gamergate. It is a major cultural event which is burdened with an unfortunate limiting name.

Posted by: zombie at January 23, 2015 02:42 PM (K4YiS)


There is also #Metalgate, which is actually far more ironic than #Gamergate once you realize that the idea that Heavy Metal is misogynistic/racist/xenophobic/homophobic is contradicted by the fact the some of the biggest names in Metal include Judas Priest (gay lead singer), Girlschool (all female band), Living Colour (all Black), or bands like Skinflint (Botswanan band) or Chthonic (Taiwanese band).

http://tinyurl.com/q5tlcjm

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 23, 2015 03:07 PM (0Ew3K)

268 253 I'm not a gamer, so is this hullabaloo about big tittles, yams, cans or yabboez?

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:05 PM (klaU/)


Partly.... the SJWs have been actively getting game companies to tone down their artwork.

To the point of changing the costumes on existing female characters.

Gamers were not happy with this...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:07 PM (qh617)

269 NPR is wholly owned and operated by the Washington city regime's Propaganda Ministry. It is media warfare on America and guess what? We taxpayers are paying for the whole shebang. Pravda and Izvestia were more honest.

Posted by: Eromero at January 23, 2015 03:07 PM (go5uR)

270 I've heard that Sinatra was a sucky human being (I don't know that, obviously, but I've heard it). But the man could *sing.*

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Many the year ago, I read a column that professed that Sinatra was the root of all evil. The idea was that he was the first guy that made cool better than square. Cool guys don't do actual work, cheat on their girlfriends, always take the easy way out, etc.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:08 PM (XUKZU)

271 Toby - FWIW, Mr. Porter is buried about a mile from where I sit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:08 PM (eeTCA)

272 @223 victory? no...

Won a skirmish? certainly...

I wish the GOP would show as much advancement to THEIR supposed cause...
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And they won where it counts.

Gamers pointed out to some of the industry companies that the video game media was insulting gamers, and the industry companies responded. The best known response was when Intel pulled its ad campaign off of the Gamasutra website. But Intel wasn't the only company that did that. The media companies lost a lot of advertising bucks.

Some changes have been implemented at the media organizations regarding transparency and disclosure. But it'll probably only be a matter of time before this all starts up again. iirc, Buzzfeed owns almost all of the big game websites, and that site seems to exist purely to make liberalism seem to be the norm.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:08 PM (UWFpX)

273 Hey, I'm a male crazy cat lady and I'm no SJW.
Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:04 PM (OZmbA)


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Well, my neighbors think I am, but I'm not. I only have two cats. And, yes, my cats are SJW.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:08 PM (qbgxo)

274 I'm not turning my television on tonight because I almost had a rage stroke in just one hour.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:09 PM (sj3Ax)

275 Hey, I'm a male crazy cat lady and I'm no SJW.


If you still have your man parts, you're not on the crazy side of the spectrum. No, don't tell me.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:09 PM (0NdlF)

276 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at January 23, 2015 02:59 PM (mf5HN)

Only way to survive it is to be "out of it and proud of it"

I mean, I have a wife not a relationship, I like petting my dog and playing with my kid, and playing wargames with little plastic and metal figures on big tables with houses and trees on em. I don't know half of what you guys are talking about half the time and its funny as Hell to me becoz I just make it up as I go alongor figure it out if it has any interest, which is kind of rare.

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:09 PM (3ZtZW)

277 Is #GamerGate important?

The left-wing press thinks it is. I've caused problems for the Editors-in-chief of PC Gamer and Gawker, due to my involvement in #GamerGate.

There's along list of other accomplishments of the Pros (those who are Pro-ethics, Pro-gaming, and Pro-gamer), but they all boil down to this:

We're winning the fight for freedom of speech in gaming, a fight mostly lost in other media. That actually matters.

YMMV.

Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (10CXM)

278
I'm not turning my television on tonight because I almost had a rage stroke in just one hour.

Bob Dole had a rage stroke that lasted four hours.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (JtwS4)

279 I still find it interesting the amount of power these SJWs get to wield. They've gotten people fired, wrecked lives, and treat it all like a game.

Posted by: Iblis at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (U0ndG)

280 NPR is wholly owned and operated by the Washington city regime's Propaganda Ministry. It is media warfare on America and guess what? We taxpayers are paying for the whole shebang. Pravda and Izvestia were more honest.
Posted by: Eromero
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When someone asks if I listen to NPR, I reply, "No..., I have a shortwave radio, and listen to Radio Havana. I find their reporting far more objective."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (eeTCA)

281
268 253 I'm not a gamer, so is this hullabaloo about big tittles, yams, cans or yabboez?

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:05 PM (klaU/)


Partly.... the SJWs have been actively getting game companies to tone down their artwork.

To the point of changing the costumes on existing female characters.

Gamers were not happy with this...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:07 PM (qh617)


Thanks, thought I'd read something like that here. Don't buy the game I'd say. but leave the slutty stuff.

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:11 PM (klaU/)

282
When someone asks if I listen to NPR, I reply, "No..., I have a shortwave radio, and listen to Radio Havana. I find their reporting far more objective."



Last night on Jeopardy, they had a whole category of NPR shows. The contestants knew them all. I had never heard of a single one.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at January 23, 2015 03:12 PM (dFi94)

283 Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:09 PM (3ZtZW)

Napoleonics? Civ War? Ancients? or some of the more modern stuff?

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:12 PM (qh617)

284 It occurs to me, after being on the phone a tic, that the real reason there are no video-phones like in the old sci fi movies is because idiots always chew tater chips on the phone and nobody wants to see that.

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:12 PM (3ZtZW)

285
so is this hullabaloo about big tittles, yams, cans or yabboez?
Posted by: Badda Bing



I did read a fair amount of sjw girls using their vagina power-ups for favorable coverage got involved in this somehow.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (kdS6q)

286 Bob Dole,
I think we're talking about different types of rage strokes.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (sj3Ax)

287 Partly.... the SJWs have been actively getting game companies to tone down their artwork. To the point of changing the costumes on existing female characters.

What happened to , "if you don't like it, change the channel"? You have to sign up and pay to see this.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (Spluw)

288 >>The ultra-pornification of America. Avg kid going off to college, both male and female, have seen staggering amounts of porn. Posted by: Costanza Defense
<<


^^This! And many if not most consider viewing porn normal to the point they want to emulate the porn acts. That they're 'cool' to do so. As has tattooing become 'cool' etc. I believe it's to the point that Jr. High and High School kids are doing the same.

When the girls become a little older and more sane some realize they've been duped and become a tool for pleasure by the boyz.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (OZmbA)

289 So you get a bunch of kids who grew up saturated in porn, have a couple drinks, and decide to act out one of their internet porn fantasies.

Yet the media uses fake rape scandals - with all that rape out there, you'd think they could report on the real ones.

College kids don't rape. What you have is women being taught to accuse rape for attention, and being lavishly rewarded for it. People responding to incentives.

We have a fake rape epidemic, not a rape epidemic.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (0NdlF)

290 Gawker somehow lost a ton of revenue due to their pro-SJW Gamergate coverage. That's hitting them where it hurts.

Also, I linked to an article earlier written by an avid gamer who announced: Today I voted Republican (2014 mid-terms) and I will never vote Democrat again because of gamergate.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (ABcz/)

291 ace links a cool arrow video on twitter

here's the youtube link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk#t=21

we just finished watching the last Arrow season...

fun stuff

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (IXrOn)

292 They've gotten people fired, wrecked lives, and treat it all like a game.

Posted by: Iblis at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (U0ndG)


Which is why they made a huge strategic blunder.... when they went after....

GAMERS...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (qh617)

293 I followed the Breitbart link to Milo Yiannopoulos' interview with Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev, who is now apparentlyan out-loud-and-proud white supremacist. Here's something Yiannopoulos and everyone who encounters Weev should know: everything--and I mean everything--that Weev says is a lie, so when he says he's sorry for the damage Shanley Kane has done to the lives and careers of God knows how many people, what he really means is Geez Louise, can you rubes be stupid enough to believe I'm sorry for any of this?

Weev intended it. He made it happen. He manipulated that ridicuous twit into becoming Social Justice Warrior Woman and aimed her like a missile at the dozens of innocent lives she would ruin. Perfect example of social engineering. And, to top it all off, he gets profiled in a Breitbart interview where he manipulates Yiannopoulos into allowing him to deliver the most tongue-in-cheek mea culpa ever committed to the Internets.

I'm hoping that miserable, neo-nazipiece of shit got in serious touch with his feminine side while in prison. It's the only thought that redeems any of it.

Posted by: troyriser at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (CAJL/)

294 Last night on Jeopardy, they had a whole category of NPR shows. The contestants knew them all. I had never heard of a single one.
Posted by: grammie
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I saw that. As though NPR is some sort of national institution. The Jeopardy question-makers are heavily left-biased. They do it all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (eeTCA)

295 mean names were never going to work.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:00 PM (kff5f)

Yep. A shrug, eyeroll, "Whatever dude", and absolutely *no* change in behavior has worked for *decades* now as standard gamer response. Which is why SJWs had to go to accusing of *actual* criminal behavior and *that* could be verified or disproven.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (GDulk)

296
Yeah, no videophones.

No "food pills" either.

A lot of the stuff on the Jetsons never materialized.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (weCf+)

297 While were on the subject of Tom Brady's balls ...


A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.

The landlord, who was seeking $2,200, claimed the marble floor had been damaged by urine.

But the Duesseldorf judge ruled that the man's method was within cultural norms, saying "urinating standing up is still common practice".

There is some debate in Germany about whether men should sit or stand to pee.

Posted by: Die Fledermaus at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (e8kgV)

298 I think it was the Other McCain who pointed out that many of these "rapes" started out as traditional drunken hookups. But the problem is that guys are now going for anal, which the drunken girl does not protest at the time, but she really regrets it the next day. Then it is "rape."

The unspoken secret behind this "epidemic" is surprise anal.

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (cEocI)

299 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 23, 2015 03:03 PM (+oxMM)

Larry Correia is kind of my hero.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (kff5f)

300 I did read a fair amount of sjw girls using their vagina power-ups for favorable coverage got involved in this somehow.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (kdS6q)


Man I gotta start gaming. These gaming chicks can 'power up' their vaginas? What does that look like on a big screen?!

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (klaU/)

301 When someone asks if I listen to NPR, I reply, "No..., I have a shortwave radio, and listen to Radio Havana. I find their reporting far more objective."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (eeTCA)


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Heh. I'm stealing that.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (qbgxo)

302 and Ace links this one

https://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria

(big sword fan - I collect them)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (IXrOn)

303 Many the year ago, I read a column that professed that Sinatra was the root of all evil. The idea was that he was the first guy that made cool better than square. Cool guys don't do actual work, cheat on their girlfriends, always take the easy way out, etc.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:08 PM (XUKZU)


The article I read excoriated Sinatra for making the "anti-hero" the new, real hero. With Sinatra, the guys wearing black hats became the heroes and the guys in the white hats became the bad guys.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 23, 2015 03:16 PM (RcpcZ)

304 "Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."

Lock on a target, mobility kill it, redicule them on chat, then destroy it ... Typically gamer tactics

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 03:16 PM (eFRS+)

305
Partly.... the SJWs have been actively getting game companies to tone down their artwork.
Posted by: BB Wolf



Which spilled over into comics, which is why all the female characters are now dressed in sharia compliant body suits.

You should see what they did to Power Girl's beloved "boob window"

Un infamia!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 23, 2015 03:16 PM (kdS6q)

306 It occurs to me, after being on the phone a tic, that the real reason there are no video-phones like in the old sci fi movies is because idiots always chew tater chips on the phone and nobody wants to see that.
Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop

I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 23, 2015 03:16 PM (Spluw)

307 every young man going off to college should memorize Tina's website address, because he should probably stay away from the real live girls at his school.

Posted by: MTF at January 23, 2015 03:16 PM (FCsIb)

308 The unspoken secret behind this "epidemic" is surprise anal.

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (cEocI)



Yeah tell me about it. Have you seen my eye?

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 23, 2015 03:17 PM (klaU/)

309 The Jeopardy question-makers are heavily left-biased.

This goes in the hopper of "Can we quit taking umbrage at every damn thing, please?"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 23, 2015 03:17 PM (659DL)

310 >>>Napoleonics? Civ War? Ancients? or some of the more modern stuff?

GW, 17th C folk horror [Witchfinder General rules] and TYW/ECW are my favorites currently.

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:17 PM (3ZtZW)

311 >>Man I gotta start gaming. These gaming chicks can 'power up' their vaginas? What does that look like on a big screen?!

Just Bing "Zoe Quinn"

What does someone in the horde usually say? Never stick it in crazy?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:17 PM (ABcz/)

312 "It lets mentally ill or borderline sane neurotics find others of their ilk and form a self-perpetuating feedback loop of insanity."

That's precisely why I am here. Thanks for putting it so eloquently!

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 23, 2015 03:17 PM (TPjwz)

313
I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

Multi-tasking.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:18 PM (weCf+)

314
301 When someone asks if I listen to NPR, I reply, "No..., I have a shortwave radio, and listen to Radio Havana. I find their reporting far more objective."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (eeTCA)


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Heh. I'm stealing that.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (qbgxo)


Me too. perfect.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 23, 2015 03:18 PM (klaU/)

315 Susan was a SJW who just wouldn't shut up...

http://tinyurl.com/l8tcuoe

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2015 03:19 PM (8MjqI)

316 >>>I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

Should ask if they're taking notes

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:20 PM (3ZtZW)

317 When the girls become a little older and more sane some realize they've been duped and become a tool for pleasure by the boyz.
Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:13 PM (OZmbA)


What's this "duped" shit?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 23, 2015 03:20 PM (qbgxo)

318 I refer to NPR's main shows as "Morning Sedition" and "All Things Belittled."

Posted by: Dianna at January 23, 2015 03:20 PM (X6oOY)

319 @310 GW, 17th C folk horror [Witchfinder General rules] and TYW/ECW are my favorites currently.
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Nice. I've played a little of everything myself, though I'm focusing on SAGA at the moment.

Russian Vikings ftw!

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:20 PM (UWFpX)

320 Well, I'm going to separate myself from all you fellow borderline neurotics for a while and go make a nice swedish rice pudding. See you later, that is, if visiting hours are still open.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at January 23, 2015 03:20 PM (dFi94)

321 These gaming chicks can 'power up' their vaginas?

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**yawn**

Posted by: The Toaster at January 23, 2015 03:21 PM (NaV4z)

322 I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

Washing clothes in the toilet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 23, 2015 03:21 PM (W5DcG)

323 Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (10CXM)

Oh, crap! An actual *name* is here.

Everybody straighten up! Fix those ties! Put on pants!



Seriously- if this is the real Daddy Warpig, that's pretty cool. There aren't a lot of people who are known very far outside of the HQ who are willing to come swim in the comments with us.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:21 PM (kff5f)

324
Just Bing "Zoe Quinn"
Posted by: Lizzy



"Moot" + "cuckold" is also entertaining, if you like stories of guys being lead around by their joystick, so to speak.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 23, 2015 03:21 PM (kdS6q)

325 @311 Just Bing "Zoe Quinn"

What does someone in the horde usually say? Never stick it in crazy?
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And the other two big names on the SJW side of this are -

Anita Sarkesian - No idea what she looks like, but she's almost certainly an attention whore
Brianna Wu - Was born Brian Wu

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:22 PM (UWFpX)

326 >>I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

That's bad. Mute - never forget mute!!!!

OK, one time I got caught needling my son to get ready for school already.
Never do anything that you don't want overheard while on a conference call.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:22 PM (ABcz/)

327 (big sword fan - I collect them)
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (IXrOn)


We should have coffee and sausage someday.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 23, 2015 03:22 PM (vgIRn)

328 I honestly don't know which radio station is NPR in Boston. If I wanted to know I would find out.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:22 PM (sj3Ax)

329 Not familiar with Daddy Warpig. That like Axle Rose?

Posted by: Sphynx at January 23, 2015 03:22 PM (OZmbA)

330 I've been on conference calls where people were doing laundry. One flushed a toilet.

WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK FOR??

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 23, 2015 03:23 PM (evdj2)

331 >>>Russian Vikings ftw!

Dark Ages skirmish? I could see some appeal there, esp in money invested, simplicity of scenics, space concerns, turn around time from purchase to playability, etc. I mean, Naps and ACW seem cool except when you look at how many figures are typically involved, not to mention the basing arguments

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:24 PM (3ZtZW)

332 Not familiar with Daddy Warpig. That like Axle Rose?

I think he's in the new "Annie" movie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 23, 2015 03:24 PM (W5DcG)

333 Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 23, 2015 03:10 PM (10CXM)

Oh, crap! An actual *name* is here.

Everybody straighten up! Fix those ties! Put on pants!

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Welcome DWP!!

Pants *are* optional...... but then you would be Daddy War Porky-pig.

Posted by: The Toaster at January 23, 2015 03:24 PM (NaV4z)

334 >>I honestly don't know which radio station is NPR in Boston. If I wanted to know I would find out.

You may have more than one PBS station available - MA and NH (or even RI). Usually in the high 80's - low 90's like 90.2FM

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:24 PM (ABcz/)

335 I want to thank Presdent Obama for doing such a fine job in helping the Brattleboro economy. Without your help we would still be in the Bush Recession. Thank and we love you.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (Sd++4)

336 I'm listening to Howie Carr now but will probably turn it off & listen to podcast instead because he's going to play best of Brady after this commercial break.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (sj3Ax)

337 Zoe Quinn

The lip ring is a big turn off, crazy is a sure way to get burned, especially her kind of kink.

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (baiNQ)

338 This should have been two separate posts.

Young woman gets a little high/drunk, regrets the morning after.

Then some leftist harpy convinces her she was raped, so now she has validation of her victimhood.

Get an f'n life, fer criminey.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (HBAcW)

339 (big sword fan - I collect them)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (IXrOn)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/knlrf5n

My Fencing Group... The Black Tigers...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (qh617)

340 I refer to NPR's main shows as "Morning Sedition" and "All Things Belittled."
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"All Things Illconsidered" on National Propaganda Radio. And, "Fetid Air", hosted by Terry Gross. How's that for irony? Cue the poignant music.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (eeTCA)

341
off 4slice sock

Posted by: fixerupper at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (NaV4z)

342 I honestly don't know which radio station is NPR in Boston. If I wanted to know I would find out.

Posted by: Carol


It's easy for any locale in the US: slam your AM radio dial allllll the way to the low end of the frequency. Turn it one notch back: that station is the local college station playing shitty 'important' music. Turn it one more notch back: that's the NPR station.

Posted by: weft cut-loop, now in Dark Chunks! at January 23, 2015 03:26 PM (fADgx)

343
*throws smoke grenade in room*

"Sarah Palin 'of course' interested in 2016 White House bid"

http://politi.co/1BShl2H

*hands in pockets, whistling, walking away*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:27 PM (JtwS4)

344 big sword fan - I collect them) Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (IXrOn)
I've been taking saber fencing lessons. I think I do it partly because it gives me an additional excuse to collect really cool blades.

Posted by: troyriser at January 23, 2015 03:27 PM (CAJL/)

345 >>>>Cue the poignant music.

**sad sax**

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:27 PM (3ZtZW)

346 Man I gotta start gaming. These gaming chicks can 'power up' their vaginas? What does that look like on a big screen?!

Posted by: Badda Bing at January 23, 2015 03:15 PM (klaU/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ingYFsjgaZ4

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2015 03:27 PM (0Ew3K)

347 )

205 I sold my give a fk-o-meter in order to purchase an internet connection for my wife. She sold her computer to buy me a gold chain to hang my give a fk-o-meter around my neck.
Posted by: Dr Spank at January 23, 2015 02:54 PM (XVNm3)

Damn, that is a good outline for a book.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 03:28 PM (vPh3W)

348
So, if the Patriots lose to the Seahawks, it's because they were cheaters.

And if the Patriots win, it's because they are cheaters.


Have I got it right??

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:28 PM (weCf+)

349
Never do anything that you don't want overheard while on a conference call.

The ex-GF did conference calls constantly. It was an LDR so I didn't see her enough and we used all the time for catching up.

So I would sex her in various ways until she had to hit the mute button. Good times.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:29 PM (JtwS4)

350 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:21 PM (kff5f)


We talking about the guy who took on PCGamer?

Cool!

Posted by: HH at January 23, 2015 03:29 PM (Ce4DF)

351 >>>Damn, that is a good outline for a book.

There's a hole in the plotline
Dear Liza dear Liza

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:29 PM (3ZtZW)

352
I honestly don't know which radio station is NPR in Boston. If I wanted to know I would find out.

WBUR 90.9.

There's a lot of good stuff on NPR.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:29 PM (JtwS4)

353 OT, but given that I almost got splattered across the road this afternoon, I think a public service announcement is in order: Namely, if you're driving, and you see a horse and rider alongside the road, do not, under any circumstances, speed past them. This goes double if the rider is having trouble controlling the animal. Treat the situation as if a small child has escaped from its parents and is running in the road; slow down and stop, and do not continue until the situation is under control and you've been waved on.

This PSA brought to you by right wing whippersnapper, who is unhurt but doesn't know why her horse copped an attitude in the middle of the state road this afternoon, and is really pissed at the guy in the black SUV, who was apparently in quite a hurry. Enough of a hurry to risk having a creature the size of a moose crash through his windshield.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (ThxKk)

354 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:27 PM (JtwS4)

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Speaking of "Sarah Palin"...... you know whos starting to get the "Sarah Palin" Treatment.

Joni Ernst.

The amount of vile viciousness stating to be directed at her is unconscionable.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (NaV4z)

355 335 I want to thank Presdent Obama for doing such a fine job in helping the Brattleboro economy. Without your help we would still be in the Bush Recession. Thank and we love you.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (Sd++4

Geez Mary, you forgot to point out he is our beloved President of Color. Slipping are we?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (vPh3W)

356
Seahawks must be secretly happy because now they have a scapegoat if they lose.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (weCf+)

357 SkyMall Is Dead.

http://huff.to/1zE2EQ6

Posted by: The SkyHat at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (0Ew3K)

358 Fencing/Sword fighting.

If I were younger, and what little I know about Kendo consists of about a minute of video where two lines of beginners were beating the daylights out of each other, looked like fun. More fun than football.

Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (HHd1A)

359 I've been taking saber fencing lessons. I think I do it partly because it gives me an additional excuse to collect really cool blades.
Posted by: troyriser
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Pretty sure that we've had this conversation..., but, I took fencing lessons instructed by a f*cking ex-SEAL.

First Day: "Gentlemen, there is a popular perspective that fencing is a sport for pussies. I am going to disabuse you of that notion. We're going to start with a 1/2 mile run..., backwards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (eeTCA)

360
... you know whos starting to get the "Sarah Palin" Treatment.

Joni Ernst.


I blame the Repuplicans for setting her up with that crap sotu response. And she was dumb for taking the gig.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (weCf+)

361 Brianna Wu - Was born Brian Wu

Wasn't (he, I guess then) the one accusing gamers of doxxing?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (GDulk)

362 >>The amount of vile viciousness stating to be directed at her is unconscionable.

They have *one* template for female Republicans now: Palinization.
They did it to Michele Bachmann, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:32 PM (ABcz/)

363 Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (HHd1A)

A certain level of fitness/mobility is obviously necessary, but there's no age limit on fencing. You'd love it.

Posted by: troyriser at January 23, 2015 03:32 PM (CAJL/)

364 @331 Dark Ages skirmish? I could see some appeal there, esp in money invested, simplicity of scenics, space concerns, turn around time from purchase to playability, etc. I mean, Naps and ACW seem cool except when you look at how many figures are typically involved, not to mention the basing arguments
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Yeah, plus the game has a surprisingly good combination of simple and fun. Tomahawk Studios, the French company that created it, just recently expanded it by releasing a stand alone Crusades expansion (that's fully compatible). And fans have gone so far as to mod it for ACW, which is quite a bit different from what the game was designed to play.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:32 PM (UWFpX)

365 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (eeTCA

Before retiring from officiating, that was done to get in shape.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 03:32 PM (vPh3W)

366 http://preview.tinyurl.com/knlrf5n

My Fencing Group... The Black Tigers...
Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:25 PM (qh617)


nice
I wish I was more versed in using them.
Some are way too heavy for me to hold - the one-handers or the two-handers for me to swing.

Just my sweet sweet katana.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (IXrOn)

367 First Day: "Gentlemen, there is a popular perspective that fencing is a sport for pussies. I am going to disabuse you of that notion. We're going to start with a 1/2 mile run..., backwards.

Got to get away from the coppers when they catch you fencing.

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (0NdlF)

368
Joni Ernst.

The amount of vile viciousness stating to be directed at her is unconscionable.


You know who was kind to her? The Morning Joe crew.

They said it's probably only the second or third time she's read off a teleprompter and she probably has a great future.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (JtwS4)

369 362 >>The amount of vile viciousness stating to be directed at her is unconscionable.

They have *one* template for female Republicans now: Palinization.
They did it to Michele Bachmann, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:32 PM (ABcz/

Hey, what about me?
Posted by: The Honorable Robert Bork

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (vPh3W)

370 Posted by: weft cut-loop, now in Dark Chunks! at January 23, 2015 03:26 PM (fADgx)

One more notch back and you will have a Christian station that is constantly being over-run by the NPR station (seen it happen in three different states). Wouldn't private stations be in big trouble for doing that?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (GDulk)

371
there was a lot of fencing in the awful NBC series Revolution -- it was the only good part of the show

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 23, 2015 03:34 PM (weCf+)

372 I'm glad I'm not a male college student.
Combine booze, drugs, self-indulgent, emotionally immature young men and women, and a society that promotes promiscuity, and you get lots of poorly thought out, irresponsible sex.

Here's the question I want answered : If you have a 19 year old male, and a 19 year old female equally drunk, and they have sex, why are they not held equally responsible?

Don't get me wrong, I hate rapists with a vengeance. If a guy rapes a woman, I have no problem with her shooting him. But when I was in college I knew a couple of women who drank too much, screwed men they had just met at a party, and felt like shit about it in the morning. However, they didn't call it rape. They called it bad judgement and decided to be more careful in the future.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2015 03:34 PM (DXcH1)

373 >>>Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (HHd1A)

Iaido then

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:34 PM (3ZtZW)

374 Before retiring from officiating, that was done to get in shape.
Posted by: Misanthropic
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Yeah, I can imagine. There are muscle issues, coordination issues, and instinctual issues.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:35 PM (eeTCA)

375 Young woman gets a little high/drunk, regrets the morning after. Then some leftist harpy convinces her she was raped, so now she has validation of her victimhood. Get an f'n life, fer criminey.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh

Sadly, there is a third option, where women are made to go farhter than they intended, attacked, or overpowered.
But how in Hell can anyone discern what really happened, to the point of being able to prosecute?

It's telling that the Ministry of Mattresses at UVa is demanding guards on bedrooms. Student guards. We're back to single sex dorms, but only in frat houses. But the security is students, so if something happens, the student is to blame, not UVa. And this does NOT cover the actual dorms, or anything off campus, where the majority of students live.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 23, 2015 03:35 PM (Spluw)

376 Tho, being from a TCMA background, I kinda half-sneer at Jap arts for their formality

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at January 23, 2015 03:35 PM (3ZtZW)

377 I've been taking saber fencing lessons. I think I do it partly because it gives me an additional excuse to collect really cool blades.

-
Our Parks and Rec Department puts on summer classes every year so when I saw one for fencing I signed up thinking it might be fun exercise. But then I got there and found out I was the oldest one there . . .BY ABOUT FORTY-FIVE YEARS.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:35 PM (XUKZU)

378 @359 Pretty sure that we've had this conversation..., but, I took fencing lessons instructed by a f*cking ex-SEAL.

First Day: "Gentlemen, there is a popular perspective that fencing is a sport for pussies. I am going to disabuse you of that notion. We're going to start with a 1/2 mile run..., backwards.
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I took a couple of classes in college. My randomly assigned roommate (I was in the dorms that year), by coincidence, also signed up for it. I had the easy instructor. He got the instructor that pushed them so hard on the first day ("This is what you'll feel like after a full day at a fencing tournament!") threw up immediately after class.

^^;;

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:36 PM (UWFpX)

379 But how in Hell can anyone discern what really happened, to the point of being able to prosecute?

-
Videotape everything. The cost can be covered by subsequent sales of the tapes.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:37 PM (XUKZU)

380 Hey, what about me?
Posted by: The Honorable Robert Bork
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A damned fine man...., slandered by vile politicians who were aided and abetted by the media.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:37 PM (eeTCA)

381 Geez Mary, you forgot to point out he is our beloved President of Color. Slipping are we?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2015 03:30 PM (vPh3W)


No. Her racist inclinations are slipping out. She doesn't like the fact that he's not "pure" white.

She should report to the reeducation center for "therapy."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 03:39 PM (kff5f)

382 .BY ABOUT FORTY-FIVE YEARS.
Posted by: The Great White
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* recalls Seinfeld segment where Kramer is in Judo class with ten year-olds *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:39 PM (eeTCA)

383 @372 Here's the question I want answered : If you have a 19 year old male, and a 19 year old female equally drunk, and they have sex, why are they not held equally responsible?
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When a male Occidental College student took the school to court over a false rape charge, the judge asked this very question. The response from the college's lawyer was somewhat along the lines of (paraphrasing and distilling), "You're kidding, right?"

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:39 PM (UWFpX)

384 I took a couple of classes in college. My randomly assigned roommate (I was in the dorms that year), by coincidence, also signed up for it. I had the easy instructor. He got the instructor that pushed them so hard on the first day ("This is what you'll feel like after a full day at a fencing tournament!") threw up immediately after class.

^^;;
Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:36 PM (UWFpX)


I took Archery at university.

Was hard at first. Fun though.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:39 PM (IXrOn)

385 You know what they say, "Good fencers make good neighbors."

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at January 23, 2015 03:40 PM (NeFrd)

386 They said it's probably only the second or third time she's read off a teleprompter and she probably has a great future.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:33 PM (JtwS4)


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This is something I don't understand. Don't politicians memorize speeches anymore? The most effective speechcraft that I've ever heard are from people who memorize their speeches and then practice the delivary over and over.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:40 PM (qbgxo)

387 Here's the question I want answered : If you have a 19 year old male, and a 19 year old female equally drunk, and they have sex, why are they not held equally responsible?

You're sexist.

Posted by: Democrats at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (kff5f)

388 Was hard at first. Fun though.
Posted by: artisanal
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Did you see the "I've Got a Secret" segment that I posted with the young female archer?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (eeTCA)

389 >>Hey, what about me?

Posted by: The Honorable Robert Bork

Oh, not claiming the over the top attacks on conservatives are new. They seem fond of painting Republican women in particular as CRAZY. And yeah, there is an obviously misogyny in their attacks of Republican women. The demanding to see Palin's OB-GYN records, the calling them out as bad moms, she's got "crazy eyes" comments, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (ABcz/)

390 But the security is students, so if something happens, the student is to blame, not UVa.
Posted by: Blue Hen at January 23, 2015 03:35 PM (Spluw)


Ha.

-Any competent lawyer





Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (vgIRn)

391 @361 Brianna Wu - Was born Brian Wu

Wasn't (he, I guess then) the one accusing gamers of doxxing?
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I think so. But for whatever reason, I've only heard about Wu tangentially. The stories that I've read about Gamergate have all been focused primarily on Sarkesian and Quinn, and Wu's name has only been mentioned in passing.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (UWFpX)

392 Bandersnatch-
Thank you.
I'll remember if I want to try NPR

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:42 PM (sj3Ax)

393 @48 Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet!

"And as in anything the ideologues are the more dangerous than the venal and being ideologues are more likely to be mentally disturbed."

Former colleauge of mine defected from Czechslovakia in 82' and his parents were thrown out of the communist party back in CZ after it all came out. He once told me that in the Party, the true believers don't last long as they are framed and tossed out by the ambitiousladderclimbers who join simply to get ahead.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at January 23, 2015 03:42 PM (M4Dcr)

394
This is something I don't understand. Don't politicians memorize speeches anymore? The most effective speechcraft that I've ever heard are from people who memorize their speeches and then practice the delivary over and over.

I've done some public speaking, not a whole lot. I just write down the bullet points of the points I want to make. I know what I want to say about each and try to talk about them naturally.

And it irks me no end to watch Obama look right to one teleprompter, left to the other.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:43 PM (JtwS4)

395 OT: Here's a German politician with all of the subtlety image consciousness of Todd Akins.

http://tinyurl.com/n4xcx3s

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 23, 2015 03:44 PM (XUKZU)

396 The instant a college sets up one of the pseudo-rape reporting offices, guys should inundate it with claims they were raped or molested by girls when they were drunk. Hundreds of claims, put a line out the door.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 03:44 PM (TETYm)

397 Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (UWFpX)

I'm just working from a half-remembered tweet that I saw at some point. Could have been one of the others with Wu just being part of the conversation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:44 PM (GDulk)

398 They called it bad judgement and decided to be more careful in the future.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2015 03:34 PM (DXcH1)


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Or more likely, switch from bourbon to vodka. It was the bourbon, you see.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:45 PM (qbgxo)

399 I'm Mongo.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2015 03:46 PM (MDgS8)

400
I'll remember if I want to try NPR

There's a really funny game show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on Saturday mornings at 10 or 11 in Boston. Current events snark.

Leans left, of course, but sometimes P.J. O'Rourke is a panelist.

Terri Gross' "Fresh Air" interviews are usually great, and I'm a fan of "This American Life" by Ira Glass.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:46 PM (JtwS4)

401 And it irks me no end to watch Obama look right to one teleprompter, left to the other.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:43 PM (JtwS4)
This times a thousand. I can't even watch that guy give speeches anymore. Between TOTUS and his voice, it gives me a headache. I figure I just read the transcription the next day. The content'll be equally irritating, but at least the delivery won't make me crazy.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at January 23, 2015 03:46 PM (ThxKk)

402 Did you see the "I've Got a Secret" segment that I posted with the young female archer?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:41 PM (eeTCA)


no?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:47 PM (IXrOn)

403
What's this?

That whole No More Page 3 thing was just a hoax?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists at January 23, 2015 03:47 PM (weCf+)

404 The instant a college sets up one of the pseudo-rape
reporting offices, guys should inundate it with claims they were raped
or molested by girls when they were drunk. Hundreds of claims, put a
line out the door.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 03:44 PM (TETYm)
That would be ingenious. Show them exactly how misplaced the whole enterprise is.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (ThxKk)

405 Is Twitter down for any one else?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (GDulk)

406
Well, the part about no more boobs on page 3 going away was just a hoax?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (weCf+)

407 294 Last night on Jeopardy, they had a whole category of NPR shows. The contestants knew them all. I had never heard of a single one.
Posted by: grammie
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I saw that. As though NPR is some sort of national institution. The Jeopardy question-makers are heavily left-biased. They do it all of the time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 03:14 PM (eeTCA)


They pick categories the contestants are knowledgeable or familiar with. So it's probably just that they get a lot of lefty contestants. After all hasnt their biggest winner Jennings or whatever demonstrated himself to be a raving liberal douchebag on Twitter?

Posted by: Buzzion at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (z/Ubi)

408 You know, they have blunt tips on fencing foils, but what they don't mention is that if you don't provide your own, you end up with one that has dozens of notches on the edges - which just happen to work like serration on a knife.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (40li+)

409 >>Don't politicians memorize speeches anymore?

Have you seen what's happened to debate club lately?

I've done software training and I used slides with short bullet points - only reminders for me to cover each point. More than once I've been thanked for not reading the slides to them. I really hate that, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (ABcz/)

410 Bandersnatch-
I can only type name w/o iPad changing if I put - in after it instead of my usual ,. Are you in Boston area?

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (sj3Ax)

411

goodie

almost TGIF
and a nice Friday night

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:49 PM (IXrOn)

412 Glanced at the Chris Beck link in the sidebar. He seems to think that noting Lena Dunham molested her sister is a bad thing. The important thing is that Ms. Dunham was talking frankly about her sexual experimentation at an early age. Oh, and we're apparently all SJWs for noting the molestation.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:49 PM (UWFpX)

413
Iaido,

thank you for the new word.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan would get me out of the house if there were local classes.

Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:50 PM (HHd1A)

414 Some are way too heavy for me to hold - the one-handers or the two-handers for me to swing.

Just my sweet sweet katana.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette




It's Michonne!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 03:50 PM (zESFM)

415 Is Twitter down for any one else?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (GDulk)


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If Ace comes back and posts another "How To Be Funny On A Blog" thread, we'll know it's down.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (qbgxo)

416 Noodcast, go!

Posted by: CM at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (0NdlF)

417 Aaaand now Twitter is working just fine. So, never mind.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (GDulk)

418 @408 You know, they have blunt tips on fencing foils, but what they don't mention is that if you don't provide your own, you end up with one that has dozens of notches on the edges - which just happen to work like serration on a knife.
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What they will tell you, though, is that if you poke someone the wrong way with the blade, you *can* snap it in half. And the bit that's still attached to your pommel afterwards isn't blunt.

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (UWFpX)

419 So are any of these SJW chicks single?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (AC0lD)

420 If I were younger, and what little I know about Kendo consists of about a minute of video where two lines of beginners were beating the daylights out of each other, looked like fun. More fun than football.

Posted by: Hey Zeus Smith at January 23, 2015 03:31 PM (HHd1A)

Being one personally.... I know quite a few over 50 Fencers (I'm 55.... helped win a National 5 Man team tournament when I was 52)...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:51 PM (qh617)

421 It's Michonne!
Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2015 03:50 PM (zESFM)


Mine has the classic black hilt.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 23, 2015 03:52 PM (IXrOn)

422
Bandersnatch-
I can only type name w/o iPad changing if I put - in after it instead of my usual ,. Are you in Boston area?


I wish. Lived many happy years in Scituate. Followed my ex to CTbecause kids. I do go back fairly often.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 23, 2015 03:52 PM (JtwS4)

423 >So are any of these SJW chicks single?

Does that matter to them?

Posted by: fb at January 23, 2015 03:53 PM (JVEmw)

424 408 You know, they have blunt tips on fencing foils, but what they don't mention is that if you don't provide your own, you end up with one that has dozens of notches on the edges - which just happen to work like serration on a knife.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 23, 2015 03:48 PM (40li+)


I do historical fencing with 45 Inch Blade Rapiers... not the little Foils...

We use rubber bird blunts (for arrows)... and still end up bruised up.... because of the mass of the weapons we use ...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 03:55 PM (qh617)

425 ,I've yet to see a Jeopardy topic on AR15 builds

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2015 03:56 PM (TETYm)

426 Allen G.,
I did not receive a new copy of AOSHQ Style Guide.
Thanks for fixing my comment from 2:53 pm.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2015 03:58 PM (sj3Ax)

427 So... Chris Beck in the side bar.

Why should I care that he's being eaten by the left? Also- that's not "Swiftboating." All of the Swiftboat allegations were demonstrably true, the fact that the Left didn't want to believe them is different.

But any support I have for him is lost in his inability to see the difference between SJW scolds condemning Margaret Cho (who deserves condemning as *unfunny* not as a racist), and people quite rightly pointing out that Lena Dunham was admitting to, at the very least, indecency with a minor (he calls her book: "a frank memoir chronicling her childhood sexual experimentation").

His entire protestation is, "But I am Of The Tribe! I can say 'shibboleth.' I think those conservatives are 'extreme right wingers!' Why are they doing this to me?"

Well, f*ck that. You don't get my sympathy simply because your tribe has turned on you. You certainly don't get it while you're trying simultaneously to claim victim status while still trying to harm *my* tribe.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 04:00 PM (kff5f)

428 no?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette
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1957. She is now in her mid 70's. I have by-chance lunch with her occasionally at a local lunch counter.

http://tinyurl.com/o6tlyh4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2015 04:01 PM (eeTCA)

429 224 AlexTheChick,

Majesty I know I am far from your favorite peon, but in my benighted opinion your unified theory of "shut the fuck up about the politics of my social entertainment consumption choices" sort of glosses over the fact a goodly portion of the "news" world at worst are part of your (wildly undervalued imho) .5-1% and are at best VERY content to aid the 1% in their crusades so long as the blows land right.

Humbly, we are doomed b/c we want coming above all, and too many on the left want "justice" and the "mushy moderate middle" follows the evangelical sociopaths.

IOW we're f**ked.

So burn them up too.

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 04:03 PM (LYWsI)

430 Gamergate must die!

Posted by: Yes means Maybe at January 23, 2015 04:04 PM (7wyDO)

431 427 Allen G,

He was calumnied not swiftboated....

Swift boating is levying fact at frauds....

and screw him anyway he was content to allow the parking moonbats their power so long as he wasn't the victim

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 04:06 PM (LYWsI)

432 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 23, 2015 04:00 PM (kff5f)

I knew he was a tool when I read this:


An actress writes a frank memoir chronicling her childhood sexual experimentation and she gets accused of sexually molesting her younger sister


He does not understand the difference between a False Allegation, and a TRUE allegation.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 23, 2015 04:15 PM (qh617)

433 BWAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!

They describe CPI as "left-leaning"??? That's like saying Himmler wasn't altogether friendly to Jews.

Freaking Trotsky didn't lean that far left.

Posted by: Adjoran at January 23, 2015 04:17 PM (QIQ6j)

434 432 BB Wolf,,

Let me translate from the moonbat....

"You bastards are hitting us back..."

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 04:23 PM (LYWsI)

435 @432 I knew he was a tool when I read this:


An actress writes a frank memoir chronicling her childhood sexual experimentation and she gets accused of sexually molesting her younger sister


He does not understand the difference between a False Allegation, and a TRUE allegation.
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It's not just that. The impression that I got was that he thought the child molestation charge was a distraction from the oh so important things that Dunham is supposedly saying when she talks about her childhood "experimentation".

Posted by: junior at January 23, 2015 04:43 PM (UWFpX)

436 435 junior,

We'll Mare Dunham is without a doubt the 21st century's top thinker

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 04:52 PM (/4AZU)

437 409 Lizzy,

Our current "thinker" class can't hold the Founders' jockstraps.... their off the cuff sounded prepared, their prepared sounded shakespearean...

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 05:13 PM (/4AZU)

438 I'm a "name" now?

WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?

But yes, inasmuch as much as there's one of me, this is the me.

Zakn and RD Brewer can verify.

Hello to all the Morons!

Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 23, 2015 05:15 PM (10CXM)

439 438 Daddy Warpig,

Greetings, you've been doing game work on the SJWs....

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 23, 2015 05:28 PM (/4AZU)

440 "Hello to all the Morons!"
-Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 23, 2015 05:15 PM (10CXM)

Hello and Thank You!

-Thank you for excellent clarification and Old-Fashioned reporting.

That was the clearest and most factual play-by-play that I've seen on the internet.

You deserve more traffic and an *attaboy* for spelling things out so with so much detail, Sir!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 23, 2015 05:44 PM (16bOT)

441 New link to Daddy Warpig in my nic.

D.W.: If you don't add the (http : // www), you'll have a broken link. This site is funny about that!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 23, 2015 05:55 PM (16bOT)

442 I might as well spell it out:

http://www.daddywarpig.com

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 23, 2015 05:58 PM (16bOT)

443 Just refrain from politics, (R) vs. (D), on the site.

Geek-out on everything else!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 23, 2015 06:00 PM (16bOT)

444 Gentlemen at 73 and 112:

It's "Who Bitch This Is." A crucial and empowering distinction, if indeed subtle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sfs9h3bIDg

Posted by: WHO BITCH THIS IS?! at January 23, 2015 06:55 PM (7z6U9)

445 Thanks for all the compliments, truly, and I'd love to have nearly any one of you drop in at the House of Geekery.

Cheers! : )

Posted by: Daddy Warpig at January 24, 2015 12:14 AM (10CXM)

446 Gamergate. I follow Adam Baldwin on twitter and he linked a 6 part youtube Gamergate series last year where a guy {forgot who} explained the backstory I grokked the gist from that occasionally tweet about it because contra Vic, it's a BFD - 1 {of many, sad to say} canaries in the coal mine.

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