They want to be understood [KT]

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Happy Saturday! Today's musings turned out to be about the efforts of people on The Left to be understood, mostly.

Social Media

I am finding interesting things at Quillette on a regular basis now. The image above is from a piece on the travails of someone from The Left in dealing with Twitter.

So what are we to make of my ban? The only sensible conclusion is that Twitter is run by a coterie of crypto-fascists. Needless to say, this bodes ill for the social justice movement. . .

Do not pity me. As a woman in a heteronormative patriarchal world I am accustomed to males like Jack Dorsey attempting to keep me silent. In my absence from Twitter, I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression. I even managed to write a book which I have entitled Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. I did want to call it My Struggle, but that title was already taken apparently.

Entertainment

We are all aware of the angst caused on The Left by the song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside". But David Thompson alerts us to another American Classic which has been given a fresh, dismaying interpretation:

The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.

"It says so right here, in The Guardian. Specifically,

Oz is first wondrous and revelatory, then sinister and suspect, a good trip that goes wrong... It's this lurking inner wrongness, the darkness at its edges and the emptiness at its core, that speaks to me now.

"The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female." One who seems determined to find yet another staple of Christmas both ghastly and problematic:"

It's impossible to watch the newly crowned 'most influential film ever' without seeing the parallels to the sickly US of today.

"Oh, ye doubters. Madame Bidisha has her reasons."

We can read the catastrophic effects of climate change into the tornado that sets the narrative off,

"I didn't say they would be convincing."

Check out her reasons for being overwhelmed by the predictive power of this movie. Maybe you can help answer her question about why she is reading so much into this movie at this time.

From the comments:

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Bad haircuts, small hands, "Munch" rhymes with "Drumpf",
that is certainly no coincidence.

You can see how that could set off the sirens in some minds. Similar effects could be noted with other classic movies.

Dictators want to be understood

Back to Quillette for something a little more serious: What can we learn from dictators' literature?

In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers before they were political leaders, rehearsing their ideological fantasies on paper in anticipation of the day when they would have entire populations at their mercy. At one end of the century, you have Lenin and Mussolini who both had two decades worth of published work behind them when they ascended to power; at the other, you have the Ayatollah Khomeini, writing thick volumes on Islamic jurisprudence and theology before he became the supreme leader of Iran. But dictators also write when they are in power: For instance, Lenin, Stalin, Franco, Saddam Hussein, Salazar, Gaddafi and Mao all found time to write, despite their busy schedules.

The variety is startling. There are novels: Mussolini wrote The Cardinal's Mistress, a historical potboiler; Franco produced Raza, a fictionalized account of the Civil War, while Saddam Hussein wrote four novels in the last years of his regime, among them the historical romance Zabiba and the King. Gaddafi wrote prose miniatures; Mao, Salazar, Stalin and Ho Chi Minh dabbled in poetry; Stalin wrote a pamphlet on linguistics; Enver Hoxha, the dictator of Albania, wrote a sequence of memoirs vast enough to rival Proust, while Kim Jong-il issued treatises on opera, journalism and cinema containing piercing insights such as: "A film's images must look good on the screen."

You might want to read the whole thing. Anybody old enough to remember when college students in the USA carried around copies of Mao's Little Red Book? I don't remember seeing this myself, but I certainly heard about it.

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1 art!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:17 AM (BJlbN)

2 Nothing like being the tail end, unless Sophia Loren.
willowed

How about a new sheriff?
Sheriff Donald Trump, here's the poster -

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y76ygeun

Found it here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7jbgdn8

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:18 AM (lDIk/)

3 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)

4 I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression.

That's a pretty good parody. Onion? Babylon Bee?

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (QrTqV)

5 I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression. I even managed to write a book which I have entitled Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. I did want to call it My Struggle, but that title was already taken apparently.

==

satire, right?

It's hard to tell these days

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BJlbN)

6 http://bit.ly/2oazg1d
******

Dokken - Paris is Burning - YouTube

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)

7 Brad Parscale @parscale
20m
Fake news! Was with him all day yesterday, this is just more narrative pushing to tell a FAKE story. Problem is fewer reporters know what is going on because @realDonaldTrump has figured out who the leakers are. Isolation is actually cleaning up the leaks.

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:21 AM (BqBId)

8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?

None so blind as those that will not see. - Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 11:22 AM (9rIkM)

9 Trying to keep up with all the outrage is fucking exhausting.

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 15, 2018 11:22 AM (QQt0H)

10 Anyone who goes to a resort to contemplate isn't really suffering at all.

Now if they had gone the samurai trope with the cold mountain water, carrying pails of such day after day... all to better themselves.

Then I might start to respect them. Or call them a masochist.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (Wkm6f)

11 Yes, votermom, sometimes it IS hard to tell these days. They played it straight if you go to the link. Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (BVQ+1)

12 Anybody old enough to remember when college students in the USA carried around copies of Mao's Little Red Book? I don't remember seeing this myself, but I certainly heard about it.

Yes. When I was young Mao was as big as Che, maybe bigger. People really, seriously, believed he was creating a new human nature in China.

I do remember an old, c. 1970 note in NR, that there was concern that the book was selling like hotcakes in E Africa. But it turned out no one was reading it. Rather, the paper was liked to roll cigarettes, and the cover made a handy billfold.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (VaN/j)

13 satire.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 15, 2018 11:24 AM (Pg+x7)

14 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)

15 Wait ... so if the Wizard of Oz is Donald Trump, then who does that make the Wicked Witch of the West?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (/qEW2)

16 Pelosi and the WW of the W ? Have they ever been seen together? Just sayin.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (LJ5b1)

17 Please, no one suggest Obama write a novel. (Or anyway, not something openly presented as such.) The only good thing that could come out of that would be reviews by Ace or Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (VaN/j)

18 As for Bidisha... she ain't the only one. There is such a Negative Nelly group in Japan who finds there is nothing good in any Studio Ghibli movie now that they have had to get jobs and see their prospects for happily ever after diminish.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (Wkm6f)

19 So Quilette thinks the writings of despots, tyrants, etc. are a path to be followed and feels oppressed that she cannot punch who perceived enemies in the face?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (1g7ch)

20 Those losers who see Trump in "The Wizard of Oz" need to put down the bong and switch back to watching the movie while listening to "Dark Side of the Moon."

Posted by: windbag at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (i/a37)

21 12 I have made poor life choices
Posted by: ScoggDog at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (GjAer)


'Tis true. But deriving self-satisfaction from being able to hit a mute-button ain't never been one of 'em.

Y'all have a good weekend.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known As SD at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (Vbw7/)

22 Morning all.
I find it interesting that on FB, where I never post, but if I add a comment to someone else's post that is in the slightest way conservative sounding, I get cut off.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (0tfLf)

23
Cold, raining, and dark in Paris now. Pretty much over.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (jYje5)

24 *waves to mpfs*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (Wkm6f)

25 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".
That was Ayers.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (w7KSn)

26 I'm in an aisle seat on the plane, boss, the plane. That's fine but planes are so tight now that every single person who walks by touches me.
At the risk of sounding phobic aaagh!

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (5kWdO)

27 477 You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)


French press coffee is very caffeinated. I like the Bialetti type percolater.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (BJlbN)

28 Joan of Arc is the perfect metaphor for the Hildebeast.


Or maybe not.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (cS3Yq)

29 Always say until I see Hillary's broomstick I won't be sure she will never be President.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:29 AM (/rm4P)

30
Please, no one suggest Obama write a novel. (Or anyway, not something openly presented as such.) The only good thing that could come out of that would be reviews by Ace or Mark Steyn.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (VaN/j)






No chance of that. Billy A. is too busy to take on the ghostwriting job.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2018 11:29 AM (eXA4G)

31 3 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!
Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)


There are two - count 'em, two - articles at Power Line regetting the passing of the WS. What makes them fun is the comments.

I put in something that just occurred to me. The best analogy, to Kristol's and WS's self-destruction, that I can think of, is Elizabeth Warren's DNA test fiasco. Death by self-inflicted wounds.

You know, when Trump first clinched it, I was not at all pleased. But the #NT douchebags made it really easy to fall in along with Kimball and Schlicter.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:30 AM (VaN/j)

32 What's Billy Boy doing these days?



Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:30 AM (lDIk/)

33 "As a woman in a heteronormative patriarchal world"

That's a real fancy way to so say "I'm a loser."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 15, 2018 11:31 AM (ZxU8C)

34 Well Bill Clinton wrote a book with James Patterson, Gaylord's Murder in the Boy's Room can't be far behind.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:31 AM (Wkm6f)

35 Speaking of th WoO the other week we went on a musical movie love or hate thread. I love the WoO but never considered it a musical, more a movie with a few songs that are not really talking lines to music.
Yes? No?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM (/rm4P)

36 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)

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Godfrey Elfwick. Funny dude.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM (ffYR/)

37 Bill Clinton could write an interesting book.
Obama's book wouldn't be worth cigarette paper.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (lDIk/)

38 i'm still suspended by twitter....
@KirstenPowers there's nothing more white
than acknowledging that your whiteness is so superior you get to tell
other white people what to do.....thank you mighty whitey

5:08 AM - 20 Nov 2018
i've appealed a billion times....they just keep sending me the same form rejection letter....the only way i can get back on is to delete the tweet they've already hidden...so...my suspension is permanent.....because i won't delete the tweet....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (0O7c5)

39 Willowed:

479 Tickled Pink, have you considered AeroPress?

French press is okay if you like grounds in your coffee. I have one, but only make coffee with a manual pour-over setup. I have a cone-shaped thing that sits over a cup and holds a filter and I pour hot water over the coffee grounds. No machine required.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (4HMW

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (4HMW8)

40 It is so difficult to recognize satire anymore. Titania does it well. I liked the little clue of suspension lifted after 1 day and wrote a book.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 11:34 AM (BQOhu)

41 How far out there must a Lefty be to get banned from Twitface?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 11:34 AM (yQpMk)

42 Godfrey Elfwick. Funny dude.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM

yeah, him!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (BJlbN)

43 What about Melania's blonde hair?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (lDIk/)

44

That Oz piece is great satire. I hope.
If not, it's good to remember that TWOO, like that bint's bleatings, is the result of a head injury.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (HaL55)

45 I have made poor life choices
Posted by: ScoggDog at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM


That's because of choice itself.

Allow me to inform. Imagine having two choices; binary, if you will.

You have a 50% chance of getting it right. This implies that you have a 50% chance of getting it wrong, i.e. a poor choice.

Now imagine having 3 choices. You now have a 66.67% chance of making a poor choice.

More choices increasingly add to the probability of making a poor choice.

This is the rationale behind limiting toothpaste to one kind.

Simplify your life. Limit yourself to everything being a "1", and all your choices will, de facto, be ones.

Posted by: Bernard Sanders at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (RWsWM)

46 Oz is first wondrous and revelatory, then sinister and suspect, a good trip that goes wrong

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I wonder who could be the Wicked Witch of the West@ Chappaqua?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

47 26 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".
That was Ayers.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (w7KSn)


But he still gets all the credit, just as Mao did for everything anyone in China wrote back then. I've got a few such, and they make for a good laugh. Grim, but still funny. Anything someone else does, if approved, must emanate from the One True Leader.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (VaN/j)

48 Did Bibisha ever review Wicked?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Wkm6f)

49 "8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?"

Titania McGrath is a parody, having taken the SJW mantle from the fallen (read banned) Godfrey Elfwick.

Posted by: Oleg from the Twitter Gulag at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (n6bs1)

50 "the wizard of oz" movie still holds up very well. it's really a wonder.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (Pg+x7)

51 When you are craving Mexican, but it's raining and only pizza will deliver, but you don't want pizza.

First world problems, eh?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (VpnSm)

52 Bet every book in Nork land is written by the leader. Always hear every new thing done in the country is because of him.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (/rm4P)

53 You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)

Good choice! The wire screen lasts a lifetime (no filters), very easy to clean. Vary the brew time for personal preference of strength.

Pay attention to the grind size. Specify for a french press (basically a medium grind) if you buy fresh roasted beans.

https://www.illy.com/en-us/company/
coffee/how-prepare-french-press-coffee

https://crema.co/guides/french-press-coffee

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (CZWTf)

54 Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.

Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (Z9C5C)

55 What about some real travails? Like that of Mark Levine and that nice Beck guy fellow?

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:40 AM (LJ5b1)

56 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

-
Isn't that a little like firing on the life boats?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

57

Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?

It was the episode when Fake News, "ISN," arrived on B5 to do a "fair" story.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (2aDQU)

58 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)


GodfreyElfwick. Man, that guy was brilliant.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (/qEW2)

59 7 Brad Parscale @parscale
20m
Fake news! Was with him all day yesterday, this is just more narrative pushing to tell a FAKE story. Problem is fewer reporters know what is going on because @realDonaldTrump has figured out who the leakers are. Isolation is actually cleaning up the leaks.
Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:21 AM (BqBId)


Woah! What is the fake news?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (4HMW8)

60 >>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.



You're talking about me aren't you?

Posted by: Bathouse Barry at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (lDIk/)

61 If anyone understands them its Walter Mercado.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (LJ5b1)

62
Trump is celebrating Americans losing their jobs! At Christmas time!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (2aDQU)

63 Has anyone reflected on the fact that Macron seems to be succeeding where Moltke and Hitler failed?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (VaN/j)

64 49 Did Bibisha ever review Wicked?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Wkm6f)


You mean, Something Wicked This Way Comes?

What a great story.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (Fs5vw)

65

The Walts are closing in on Trump

Posted by: Walt Disney and Walt Whitman at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (2aDQU)

66 What's Levines sign. He needs a reading badly.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (LJ5b1)

67 Question: It's too late to save the Weekly Standard as a magazine, but surely they'll keep the cruises running, right?

Asking for my friend, Paolo.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (VaN/j)

68 @54

Was thinking the Caribou 5 cup from Best Buy if you don't mind to take a gander. Does it look like a good option?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (VpnSm)

69

Dewalts are closing in on Trump.

Posted by: DeWalt Ppower Tools at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (2aDQU)

70 Quillette has a podcast, and a couple of weeks ago they interviewed Meghan Murphy, a Canadian feminist who was banned from Twitter for "misgendering"

She is a self declared second wave feminist (Marxist class theory and everything) but she does seem worried a bit.

Quillette: Why Twitter was wrong to ban her
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yalvulgx

Tom Woods also interviewed her, much more successfully I thought:
Transgendered ideologues try to silence feminist
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8528cm8

(The Quillette podcast is interesting, though of the same sort of inoffensive interview that Terry Gross used to do in the late 80's)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (mUa7G)

71 You mean, Something Wicked This Way Comes?

No, nein, non, nyet

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (Wkm6f)

72 At the risk of sounding phobic aaagh!
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (5kWdO)

Remember, you're sitting in what the last person left behind, too!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (CZWTf)

73
I would argue the catastrophic effects from climate change worked out pretty damn well for Munchkin Land.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (TAmPV)

74 Tickled Pink, have you considered AeroPress?

French press is okay if you like grounds in your coffee. I have one, but only make coffee with a manual pour-over setup. I have a cone-shaped thing that sits over a cup and holds a filter and I pour hot water over the coffee grounds. No machine required.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (4HMW


I had a stainless steel French press after breaking the glass canister multiple times but eventually switched over to a Mister Coffee. The reasons were:

1. FPs are a pain to clean
2. If people are over you're limited volume wise
3. By grinding the beans coarsely you lose some of the strength of a fine grind through a paper filter

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (y7DUB)

75 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (LJ5b1)

76 24
Cold, raining, and dark in Paris now. Pretty much over.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (jYje5)

Looks like a nice place to visit! When it's not cold, raining, and riotous.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (Q7mSB)

77 61 >>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.



You're talking about me aren't you?
Posted by: Bathouse Barry at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (lDIk/)


No, he did not say,
>>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is lunging for his master's intestine caress.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2018 11:47 AM (1g7ch)

78 50
"8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?"



Titania McGrath is a parody, having taken the SJW mantle from the fallen (read banned) Godfrey Elfwick.

Posted by: Oleg from the Twitter Gulag

----
Ah.

Perhaps there is hope for humanity then.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 11:47 AM (9rIkM)

79 I like the metaphor in Oz where the young and lovely Judy Garland returns home as the twister is starting and the screen door flies off. Something about that screen door in a hurricane, or tornado....whatever.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 15, 2018 11:48 AM (QIABA)

80 (The Quillette podcast is interesting, though of the same sort of inoffensive interview that Terry Gross used to do in the late 80's)
Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (mUa7G)


If it's interesting, it's not the same as what Terry Gross did.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (VaN/j)

81 Is it a myth that DSotM synchs with Wizard?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

82 76 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.
Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (LJ5b1)


Is that you, Melania?

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (Fs5vw)

83 The Munchkins were the serfs of the W3.

I think the Flying Monkeys and the Oreo Men were actual slaves.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 11:51 AM (yQpMk)

84 the /s snark tag is needed now more than ever . who can tell reality from parody anymore ?

Posted by: orangutang at December 15, 2018 11:52 AM (KdryZ)

85 I am really going to try and read that artical, but I would rather cut my eyes out with dull razor blades

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (/rm4P)

86 Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?

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Didja see the episode of Nightfliers where they come across another ship and find that the women have mutinied? They use the men they don't kill as "givers"; i.e., sperm donors (but not the fun way) to create clones which they then eat. It's a self sustaining matriarchal society.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (+y/Ru)

87 I'm just sitting here, contemplating my oppression.

Because that's what psychologically healthy people do all the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (6b1dn)

88 The morning after election day 2016, I went to youtube to watch Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. The number who preceded me was well into 5 figures. Odd, that.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (VaN/j)

89 Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?



It was the episode when Fake News, "ISN," arrived on B5 to do a "fair" story.





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (2aDQU)


I remember watching that when that first aired. I always thought B5 was probably the most accurate on how the future will be. Fucked as it is now, just with space travel.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (9Om/r)

90

OK, it's time to watch some bowl games.
Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (HaL55)

91 My favorite line from the Twitter piece at Quillette is about how she has always supported censorship.

Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (BVQ+1)

92 So now NJ's turbaned AG is going after Trump's golf course for immigration fraud.

Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

93 My favorite quote out of the Meghan Murphy interview was where she was retelling how a transactivist managed to convince the trade unions of BC to pull financial support to a women's domestic abuse shelter because they were not "inclusive enough" to allow men who claimed to be women into the shelter.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (mUa7G)

94 My parents took me to see the Wiz.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)

95
In all this Russia bullshit, what is most perplexing to me is:

Why Hasn't Putin Exploited The Russian Collusion To His Advantage? Putin could really do some damage to the president.

(Please don't tell me it's because Putin is satisfied just watching it all unravel and doesn't have to do anything but watch us self-destruct. Because that's a load of crap. )

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (2aDQU)

96 (85) Reality and Parody switched name tags, among other things.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (RuIsu)

97 The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.

The Longest Day? An allegory of election night, 2016.

The Great Escape? An allegory of the "migrants" sneaking out of Mexico into America.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (6b1dn)

98 Eeyore, Terry Gross was moderately interesting in the late 80's. She had Gene Simmons on once, and that was a hoot.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:56 AM (mUa7G)

99 Is it a myth that DSotM synchs with Wizard?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

Some pot heads synched the first few songs of Dark Side of the Moon to the opening sequence of the Wizard when it goes to color after Dorothy lands in Oz.

It works surprisingly well on the track "Money" --to the background of the Munkins jitterbugging.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (NFEMn)

100 I was inspired by other activists who had made use of their online platforms in order to spread their message and explain to people why they are wrong about everything. - the improbably named Titania McGrath

Have a lot of friends, do you, Titania?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (6b1dn)

101 Oz was about the US long ago, the money manipulation and theft of property by the govt.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (r+sAi)

102
The Babylon 5 episode with Fake News is on again, right now. Comet channel, if you got it.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 11:58 AM (2aDQU)

103 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.

-
You're off to see the Wizard?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

104 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...


Wait a minute!

I wrote a novel.

I guess it's my turn to be Dictator!


Lessee, first I'd like a castle made from platinum, rubys, and peppermint candy.

With a moat filled with scotch and drunk manatees.

While y'all are working on that, I'll be solving the nation's problems over here.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (CRRq9)

105 Wait ... so if the Wizard of Oz is Donald Trump

Bring back those rubies! Now, fly, fly!

Posted by: Hillary! at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (QrTqV)

106 The most pressing question is, who is Puck in this piece?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (Wkm6f)

107 the film revels in the violent deaths of "ugly" women, who have houses dumped on them or drown in water that melts them like acid, while the greatest deceiver, the Wizard, simply shrugs and floats away at the end of the film.

It's hard to believe how ignorant this is. A witch is a type of monster, like a vampire or werewolf. It's no more misogynistic to watch a witch be killed than it would be misandristic to have a stake driven through a vampire's heart, or burst into flames when exposed to the sunlight.

The Wizard on the other hand is a "sympathetic rogue" type character, a completely different category. There are female roles that would fit this type as well.

So gender is irrelevant in judging the fates of these characters, but these idiots keep trying to use gender or race as their cookie cutter method to evaluate any literary or cinematic production.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (/qEW2)

108 Turns out Mueller and DOJ are the ones obstructing justice and destroying evidence.

Heh.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (ZxU8C)

109 Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (4HMW
******
L.A. Times story about how alone & trapped he feels as friends "Flip" on him

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (BqBId)

110 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...

A lot of failed artists spending a lot of time on campus and in coffee shops.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (QrTqV)

111 These leftist writers and critics always sound like they are developing an article for some grievance studies academic journal.

Posted by: PJ at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (qlTN9)

112 That woman is the most uniformed human on the planet, she lives in a big glass bubble somewhere.
Islam is a race, wholy fk.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (/rm4P)

113 Turns out Mueller and DOJ are the ones obstructing justice and destroying evidence.

The Rule of Projection says we'll also find them colluding.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (QrTqV)

114 Didja see the episode of Nightfliers where they come across another ship and find that the women have mutinied? They use the men they don't kill as "givers"; i.e., sperm donors (but not the fun way) to create clones which they then eat. It's a self sustaining matriarchal society.

Well, except for that whole entropy thing.

Stupid entropy!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (CRRq9)

115
The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.




Well he did drop a house on Hillary.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (TAmPV)

116 "A film's images must look good on the screen."
--------------------

This actually is good (and novel) advice for many of Hollywood's vaunted directors.

Posted by: Lurk at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (j3frD)

117 85 the /s snark tag is needed now more than ever . who can tell reality from parody anymore ?
Posted by: orangutang at December 15, 2018 11:52 AM (KdryZ)


The Quillette piece about Titania McGrath is either priceless parody or reality. It's difficult to tell these days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (6b1dn)

118 Has anyone seen any of the Netflix content from Bammy and the Mooch? I don't have a membership but I assume from all the money they are being paid, the content must be gushing out.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (aZ9CV)

119 69 @54

Was thinking the Caribou 5 cup from Best Buy if you don't mind to take a gander. Does it look like a good option?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (VpnSm)

That looks fine. I've only used the Bodum Chambord brand. Note about coffee 'cup' sizes. That seems to mean anywhere from 4 to 8 ounces, but usually around 6 ounces, in my experiences. So, 3 cups in one measure may barely fill a 16 ounce commuter mug, or 5 cups might brew 2 decent sized mugs.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (CZWTf)

120 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...
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Hmm. I have no clue why people who spend their time dreaming up scenarios and inventing people ( and the words that come out of their mouth) who they often kill off are prone to become dictators.

Does anyone have any idea?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (NFEMn)

121 My parents took me to see the Wiz.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)


I saw it first time at a Sat. matinee in my home town. Sat. matinees were fun. A lot of good memories going to those every Sat.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (Fs5vw)

122 110. Oh. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone. But "alone" just means the leakers have lost access.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (4HMW8)

123 Sorry, it is satire. I'm just waking up!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (6b1dn)

124 I had Mao's little red book during high school in the mid-70s. Lost it along the way. Not sorry.

Posted by: lyn5 at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (xMm7T)

125 Pretty sure Obama stuff is "in production."

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (PUmDY)

126 29 Joan of Arc is the perfect metaphor for the Hildebeast.


Or maybe not.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (cS3Yq)


Can we light her up to be sure?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (QZGEv)

127 My parents took me to see the Wiz.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)



In the Navy, I wizzed at sea.


Pretty much the same thing.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (CRRq9)

128 Jeep owners.

https://bit.ly/2RYrCFz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (+y/Ru)

129 That woman is the most uniformed human on the planet, she lives in a big glass bubble somewhere.

Islam is a race, wholy fk.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (/rm4P)


I am going to guess "satire".

Especially when she starts of talking about punching fascists for peace.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 12:05 PM (mUa7G)

130
Oh. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone.



And by all appearances he looks like he's enjoying every minute of it.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:06 PM (TAmPV)

131 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".that was Ayers.



yeah, that was almost certainly Ayers, but what we have from Obama reveals he could not have written those books. Interesting that one thing he did write at Hahavahd, was a response to a Mr. Jim Chen, who "argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries".


Obama's response was that we should insist that no employer doubt the accomplishments of affirmative action students. But of course Chen was correct, and Barack and Michelle are evidence of the diversity hire problem.
this is American Thinker on that subject.

https://tinyurl.com/yba7fnbk

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2018 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

132 h. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone. But "alone" just means the leakers have lost access.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (4HMW

They said he's "isolated."

Am I the only one who wouldn't mind being isolated--with a "button" on my desk that brings me steaks, McD's, Diet Cokes, ice cream--anything I want?

And isolated with Melania, besides?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (NFEMn)

133 At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)

134 Lenin, Stalin, Franco, Saddam Hussein, Salazar, Gaddafi and Mao


Amateurs. Dilettantes.

Posted by: Dr. Dr. Prof. Elena Ceaucescu at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (zCyNd)

135 Well, except for that whole entropy thing.



Stupid entropy!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (CRRq9)



Well, and Johnathan Swift had the idea first.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (mUa7G)

136 A weekend art thread? I am confuse.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (sdi6R)

137
At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)


Nobody cares.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (TAmPV)

138
I predict....

twitter will ban or suspend the president's account next week.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (2aDQU)

139 Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (NFEMn)

The Left is trying to isolate Trump by punishing anyone who dares to be associated with him.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (4HMW8)

140 At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)


Nobody cares.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (TAmPV)



This is the hinge of the progtard's conspiracy fantasy?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!


Hey, did you know President Trump once used Russian dressing on his salad?



Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (CRRq9)

141 93 So now NJ's turbaned AG is going after Trump's golf course for immigration fraud.

Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

Didn't the court rule that the states couldn't enforce laws against illegal immigration?

Posted by: Fox2! at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (MwFQu)

142 @120

Thanks....yeah I already bought him a "3 cup" one but it seems pretty small, so I m thinking the bigger one would be better.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (VpnSm)

143 130 I usually get satire, I did not see 1 word of it there.
Col Kurt does satire.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (/rm4P)

144 Drawback of the French press is coffee gets cold quickly unless you make it as you drink it. I even knitted a cozy which didn't help.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (dMTwl)

145 I predict....

twitter will ban or suspend the president's account next week.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (2aDQU)


No. They won't. They know if they did that their reader base would decline dramatically.

They know that Trump would just start posting somewhere else and everyone would follow; friends and enemies.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

146 You Can't Win is not bad.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (PUmDY)

147 126 Pretty sure Obama stuff is "in production."
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (PUmDY)


Tell Ayers to write faster!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:16 PM (6b1dn)

148 Lots of dictators are frustrated artists in general and men of letters and even teachers (Pol Pot, Mugabe, Mao, Mussolini) in particular. Even der Fuhrer was a hack of a painter. I told him so.
However, Heydrich was as virtuoso a violinist as he was a turnkey and I, naturally, was a brilliant playwright and theater and literary critic.

Posted by: Zombie Josef Goebbels at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (6d+Ir)

149 No. They won't. They know if they did that their reader base would decline dramatically.

They know that Trump would just start posting somewhere else and everyone would follow; friends and enemies.
Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

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

Gab.ai already has an account setup for him, with followers, all ready to go. They would love it if Twitter did something that stupid.

Actually, so would I.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (ffYR/)

150 Hey, did you know President Trump once used Russian dressing on his salad?



Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (CRRq9)


Russian Dressing?

Tomatoes, beets, and ketchup
We use to make it red.
Hey!
Put it on your salad
And you'll wish that you were dead.

- Bullwinkle's Corner, Tommy Tucker.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (VaN/j)

151 144 130 I usually get satire, I did not see 1 word of it there.
Col Kurt does satire.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (/rm4P)


Thank you, you're making me feel better. Once the coffee kicked in, I realized it was satire, but even on re-reading it, it could plausibly be something a leftist would write. It's just that psychotic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:18 PM (6b1dn)

152 Don't forget Bush Jr

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (PUmDY)

153 Is gab.ai back online? I thought they got kicked off the internet or something.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

154
Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)


I think we're going to find out if and when this thing pops that SDNY is where all the corruption sprang from.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

155 I did see an essay Obama wrote on T S Eliot. Or rather, on the Cliff Notes he read about TSE. Would've gotten a D- back in my day.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 12:20 PM (VaN/j)

156 And as long as we're talking about satire, are we sure the Guardian piece isn't satire as well? I haven't read it, as I don't want to give the Guardian clicks, but the premise sounds suspiciously like satire as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:21 PM (6b1dn)

157 Is gab.ai back online? I thought they got kicked off the internet or something.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

----------

They have been for a while now. Compass, I think, is the hosting platform that kicked them off. Why they are not running their own servers is beyond me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:21 PM (ffYR/)

158 ah... the little red book, waiting for that comeback. that and yokos greatest hits.

Posted by: fireman1 at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (CI6Et)

159 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)

160 Lenin was a lawyer.

Hoxha was a French teacher.

Beware Francophone attorneys.

Posted by: Miklos, Cassandra-like at December 15, 2018 12:23 PM (zCyNd)

161 So what are we to make of my ban? The only sensible conclusion is that
Twitter is run by a coterie of crypto-fascists. Needless to say, this
bodes ill for the social justice movement. . .

===============================
That is one of the most sublime parodies I have ever read. The author hit every button. The bit about the initial title being "My Struggle" and "apparently taken" is the icing on the cake. LOL

Posted by: mrp at December 15, 2018 12:25 PM (Pqytn)

162 All this angry"woke" stuff comes from people unhappy in their own lives, but instead of dealing with that, they project it onto others. "if you'd just think and behave differently I'd feel better and be happier" Extreme "wokenness" is at heart a spiritual problem.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (AllCR)

163 I think we're going to find out if and when this thing pops that SDNY is where all the corruption sprang from.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

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

Since Mewler has sent several cases there, seems like a lot of the corruption has been imported.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (ffYR/)

164 He named it BO after himself.

-
He ain't nothing but a hound dog.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (+y/Ru)

165 160 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)


Who names his daughter "Stanley?"

Those poor kids got slipped genetic mickeys from both sides.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:27 PM (6b1dn)

166 143 @120

Thanks....yeah I already bought him a "3 cup" one but it seems pretty small, so I m thinking the bigger one would be better.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (VpnSm)


Also 143 said this already: French press gets cold fast. I have a 2-3 cup (or 1 moron cup). I pour boiling water in it first to heat up the innards. Then pour out the water, fill with coffee and refill with boiling water. This helps a bunch. For anything over 2 cups I put on the PERCOLATOR.

Percolator - the longer it percs, the caffienier the coffee gets. This is proven fact. Don't like real dark coffee? Add cream. My coffee turns tan with 1/2 - 1/2 coffee and milk.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 15, 2018 12:27 PM (QZGEv)

167 "Der Feuhrer vas a great painter! A whole apartment in one afternoon.
Two coats!"

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (w7KSn)

168 Last night was our schools Christmas show. It was names the Winter Solstice Celebration plus the theater club director is a youngish millennial type with visible tattoos so I was expects total PC assault on sensibilities.

Much to my surprise, every presentation/act/dance, about 20, was a complete celebration of, get this, Christmas! One happy, celebratory Christmas song after another. Even some with religious themes, like Silent Night. A couple pieces had more modern music/beats but nothing of the type that would grate my ears, just fun stuff for the kids. A complete lack of inclusion of all cultures/people religion, We-Are-The-Worldism, not even a song in Spanish. More shockingly, not one song or even a word about... Kwanzaa. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, non-offensive school event, something I never expect anymore from the schools


WTF? Is this even allowed anymore?

Posted by: Ripley at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (MxEKc)

169 Odd Titania writes of her "permanent suspension". Yet, I find this at the end of the article...

Titania McGrath is an Activist. Healer. Radical intersectionalist poet. You can follow her on Twitter @TitaniaMcGrath

Posted by: Golfman at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (GL/05)

170 In the Navy, I wizzed at sea.

Pretty much the same thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (CRRq9)


The Atlantic isn't romantic and the Pacific isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (/qEW2)

171 They want to be understood

Oh, we understand.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (DCYln)

172 I predicted long ago Twitter could never ban Donald Trump even if they wanted to with every optic fiber.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (/rm4P)

173
I have made poor life choices

Posted by: ScoggDog


If I was 40 years younger and knew what I know now I would make a whole new bunch of catastrophic mistakes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 12:30 PM (bQmUj)

174 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?

I'm just sorry I never met my predecessor, BBQ.

Posted by: BO at December 15, 2018 12:31 PM (DCYln)

175 Did VJ tell him to do that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (PUmDY)

176 Yes; The Quillette piece is satire, if you're comparing to Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for years when you haven't been. Also certain things in quotes such as "debate" indicates it's satire. And her name is "Titiania" rather than "Titania". Comes from the same place as Geoffrey Elfwick or whatever the name was of the other SJW send up site that got banned

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (AllCR)

177 Yes; The Quillette piece is satire, if you're comparing to Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for years when you haven't been. Also certain things in quotes such as "debate" indicates it's satire. And her name is "Titiania" rather than "Titania". Comes from the same place as Geoffrey Elfwick or whatever the name was of the other SJW send up site that got banned
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (AllCR)

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That was Godfrey Elfwick, and yes, this satire is as good as his. I would not be surprised to find this actually is him with a new account.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:37 PM (ffYR/)

178 I have made poor life choices

Posted by: ScoggDog


You have no idea.

Posted by: The Kid Who Missed The Trebuchet Safety Net at December 15, 2018 12:38 PM (Ydn2k)

179 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:37 PM (ffYR/)


Yes; It sounds like the same person. Very well done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:38 PM (AllCR)

180 Oh man.....I feel like I have gone completely down the coffee rabbit hole.

Between french press pots and percolators and all that...I am more confused now than when I started.

Lol.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:39 PM (VpnSm)

181 I will read it again, but Leftists all the time make stupid comparisons.
Thing is not to feel like Nelson or Winny, but the guy who got a tire filled with gasoline around his neck at lit up.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:41 PM (/rm4P)

182 Honestly, at some point you just stop reading the liberal stupidity. There is nothing interesting, intellectual or uniquely fascinating about them. They dress up their personal grievances, hate, prejudices, vapid stupidity and extraordinary lack of intelligence as something to be seriously considered and debated. It is nothing of the sort. It is in reality the musings of people who would otherwise be ignored if they didn't have a keyboard, social media account and a chorus of other buffoons who have together formed an idiot mob, which they in turn use to fallaciously stroke their overinflated egos, maliciously marinate their sense of self worth and attack people who actually possess real intelligence and intellectually defensible points of view.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:43 PM (gI6+S)

183 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)

I named my political party after myself.

Posted by: Emmanuel Macron at December 15, 2018 12:44 PM (tYPH9)

184 I thought I might go see "GreenBook" for my birthday. If Huffpo hated it and thought it was "tone deaf" on race, It's probably a decent film.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:44 PM (AllCR)

185 Apropos of nothing: Pickled herring (brined in sweet white wine, onion, coriander) makes a good snack, with moar white wine.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:45 PM (CZWTf)

186 You may accuse Salazar and Franco of many nasty things but writing is not one of them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 15, 2018 12:47 PM (Rxduq)

187 It's basketball, but espn praises of Gonzaga makes me throw up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:48 PM (PUmDY)

188 We have an entire generation of people who have been taught what to think, instead of how to think. They don't draw intellectual conclusions based on facts, they proffer pathos arguments based on political objectives- facts and predictable outcomes be damned.

In the real world this makes them functional idiots. They shouldn't even be allowed to breed.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:49 PM (gI6+S)

189 the travails of someone from The Left in dealing with Twitter

It cannot be understated that this is the single most pressing issue of your time.

Posted by: Zombie Sir Winston Churchill at December 15, 2018 12:51 PM (Tyii7)

190 Between french press pots and percolators and all that...I am more confused now than when I started.

Lol.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:39 PM (VpnSm)

Ask yourself what its for.
Daily use, brewing while running around getting ready for work, and running out the door? French press, of appropriate size, and maybe a good (preheated) thermos to contain a refill.

Or is it for lazy Saturdays, sitting around the kitchen table, topping off the mug while avoiding chores? Percolator ftw!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:51 PM (CZWTf)

191 We shall fight on the Twatters, we shall fight on the Instagrams...oh, never mind.

Posted by: Zombie Sir Winston Churchill at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (Tyii7)

192 The Gardening Thread is up. Or stick around here if you like.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (BVQ+1)

193 The most effective way to talk to someone from the left is with an M-1 Garand.

Posted by: Gee, I C. Scott at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (ysAcm)

194 What this world needs is a good old-fashioned limerick writing benevolent dictator.


If only we know where to look...

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2018 12:54 PM (m45I2)

195 During my trips to China, the trinket carts always had the little red book and "authentic U.S. silver dollars from Commodore Perry's visits to China"

Posted by: Downcast at December 15, 2018 12:54 PM (VWE5i)

196 We have an entire generation of people who have been taught what to think, instead of how to think. They don't draw intellectual conclusions based on facts, they proffer pathos arguments based on political objectives- facts and predictable outcomes be damned.

In the real world this makes them functional idiots. They shouldn't even be allowed to breed.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:49 PM (gI6+S)

Rush talks about this a lot. Schools aren't teaching critical thinking anymore. Students and graduates have no ability to connect the perverbial dots any more. They only respond to what they're told to do. They're the marxist dream-come-true.

And the schools are cranking out millions of them every year.

This is why I'm a pessimist about the future of this country.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)

197 I am still not convinced this McGrath woman os satire. If it is she lives, breaths and no doubt eats this Leftist persona.
I tooled around her Twitter feed, maybe its 100% satire.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (/rm4P)

198
Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a bowl of popcorn. The closer you get to the end, the more old maids you run into.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 01:00 PM (jYje5)

199 I am reading stories about how families are renting caskets for the deceased, which are then returned to the funeral home after the service.
The dead are then buried in garbage bags.

Funny thing (if you like dark humor), during my last trip to Germany I saw a casket like this, for a similar purpose, hundred of years old. It had trap doors in the bottom. Simply place the casket over the grave, flip a lever, and the deceased falls out. Then the casket is reused.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:02 PM (w7KSn)

200 @198

Hey! As one of those old maids, I resemble that remark!

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:03 PM (VpnSm)

201 Oh, left out one detail.
The casket rentals are occuring in Venezuela.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:03 PM (w7KSn)

202 The closer you get to the end, the more old maids you run into.

Ja, I ran into an old maid once. Cost me plenty.

Posted by: Ahnold Schwantzenegger at December 15, 2018 01:07 PM (ysAcm)

203 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)

204 Holiday Affair on TCM. Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh, who had a righteous rack. Jamie Lee Curtis's apples didn't fall far from the tree.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 01:10 PM (1UZdv)

205 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)

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

Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 01:10 PM (ffYR/)

206 So when are the lefties going to start self immolation because Trump? Presstitutes would go nuclear. What if Acosta self immolated?

And then I woke up to covefe.

Posted by: torabora at December 15, 2018 01:12 PM (qkPKq)

207 It had trap doors in the bottom. Simply place the casket over the grave, flip a lever, and the deceased falls out. Then the casket is reused.


*********


Like a post-mortem Pez dispenser.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2018 01:17 PM (m45I2)

208 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...

A lot of failed artists spending a lot of time on campus and in coffee shops.
Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (QrTqV)

========

I'm sure the intellectual brilliance of these dictators is right on par with the musical genius of Charles Manson.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:24 PM (/qEW2)

209 yeah, good satire. I'd never heard of "My Struggle", the book by some (self-absorbed) Norwegian dude, who apparently found some comparisons with his struggle and Mein Kampf ... Hitler's "struggle" with the ignorance of his time, I guess.


"The Struggle" is commonly used for the nature of man, and his struggle with common life. But taking the point of her satire more seriously, I think most still feel Mandela was a hero, a freedom fighter (so her satire says "now I know how Mandela felt").


But Mandela was a war lord, and after a political time in prison, he went back and sang with his communist friends about killing the Bhulu (whites, like the farmers they are killing now). That was always "their struggle", as wife Winnie continued her torturous tribal ways the whole time. The Brit system was better than the current one.

This whole "oppressive white man" thing overlooks brutal oppressions, where people struggle in totalitarian regimes, and often die by the thousand. And the Bush doctrine of spreading democracy is no panacea, since the culture itself needs self reliant people to support a representative government.


That's my struggle ... forever battling against TheNarrative of the left.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2018 01:27 PM (Cus5s)

210 I love Pez.

Posted by: Little Lupe at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (Tyii7)

211 Dolts in Montclair NJ get all upset by a sexy cow in ice cream sign-because that is apparently insulting to women. No indication of what cows thought about it. Owners family gets harassed. He shuts down business. But women are so tough apparently:



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (AllCR)

212 Oops > Here' s the link:


https://tinyurl.com/y9u98cm7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:32 PM (AllCR)

213 Baby, it's cows outside!

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always sings... at December 15, 2018 01:33 PM (Tyii7)

214 Actually drizzling all day which is working to my advantage.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:35 PM (/rm4P)

215 I really can't stay...

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 01:36 PM (Tyii7)

216 Say, what's in this milk?

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 01:38 PM (Tyii7)

217 Students and graduates have no ability to connect the perverbial dots any more. They only respond to what they're told to do. They're the marxist dream-come-true.

And the schools are cranking out millions of them every year.

This is why I'm a pessimist about the future of this country.
Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)


I'd just like to add that they seem unable to detect inconsistencies in the system that they've been force fed. Their fanatical devotion to the principles of that system prevents them from seeing that the principles are contradictory. That's how you get feminists who are pro-Islam even in the face of situations like grope fests in Germany or Rotherham, England.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:39 PM (/qEW2)

218 The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female.

What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.

Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

219 Anyone up for some NSFW advice? lol

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (VpnSm)

220 What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.
Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

Isn't that the goal of Identity Politics?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (tYPH9)

221 I still own a copy of Mao's Little Red Book. One day, I took it down from the shelf and opened it to a random page, which read "Everyone must learn to play the piano."

Posted by: RTW at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (jJlJu)

222 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)


So what you're trying to say is that Sheryl Crow will outlive us all?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (/qEW2)

223 Baby, it's woke outside.

Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:46 PM (2GbWn)

224
I don't think the cranky scolds are anything new. But in the past they were forced to get out a typewriter, compose some sort of nasty message, sign the letter with their actual name, fold the letter, find an envelope and a stamp and mail it off.

Whereupon the shop owner would open the letter, crumble it in his fist and the matter was done.

Now, through the power of Facebook and Twitter they can find people just as cranky, just as mean-spirited, and they can sic a mob of bitter angry scolds upon the shop owner.

I hope our poetic and benevolent dictator to-be will shut down those two platforms as his first official act. In a limerick, of course.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 01:46 PM (jYje5)

225 The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female.

What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.
Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

========

It makes me think that if Western concepts and values just make these people angry and resentful, they should have been left in their happy state of pristine barbarism. They should not have been given the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.

This is the main reason why colonialism was a mistake. We should not have gotten entangled with them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:48 PM (/qEW2)

226 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (VpnSm)

You would like some advice or are giving some?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:50 PM (AllCR)

227 rofl....i would like some.

I would be happy to give some as well.

I am all about the quid pro quo.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:51 PM (VpnSm)

228 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:51 PM (VpnSm)

O.K. Fire away. Don't seem to be too many people on here right now though and I can't speak for men. can't really speak for women either-just for myself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (AllCR)

229 https://tinyurl.com/y9u98cm7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:32 PM (AllCR)


Speaking as a former marketing schlub, that logo is HORRIBLE, if the point of the exercise is to sell ice cream. I look at that logo and wonder, wtf is this store selling? Sexy cows? Sexy cow lingerie? Cow ass tattoos? A dozen things other than ice cream products come to mind. That is bad marketing.

The SJWs are wrong to harass this dude with their line of reasoning. It's not anything to do with what their stupid complaints are, it's just ineffective branding. But graphic designers need to make a buck, they just do what the client asks for.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (kD8Fh)

230 You can find my writings on the internet under gay porn.

Posted by: President Cock Curious at December 15, 2018 01:59 PM (qkPKq)

231 Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (kD8Fh)

It's too bad nobody told him that and just concentrated on "You're comparing women to cows and objectifying woman"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:59 PM (AllCR)

232 Well....last night, bf informed me that he's not particularly fond of.....how shall I put this delicately....a non-traditional something that shares its initials with Ron Paul.

Now, we don't do it, nor have we done it a ton. A handful of times maybe. But, to find this out after 8 months is a little...concerning.

He said if I like it, we should still do it, but psssssh 1) I am humiliated 2) Now, I am insecure about it and 3) Even if I did like it, I certainly wouldn't like it now. All that would be in my mind is how much he ISN'T enjoying it.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

233 Agree- That logo is udderly ridiculous!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (CZWTf)

234 Recent cow-themed ads that I recall were about some cow being part of the family and speaking at the wedding in true valley girl style.

Cute, but I prefer old Elsie.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 02:01 PM (MIKMs)

235 Bidisha, a mono-named entity

That has to be satire too because Bidisha sounds like "bidet".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:01 PM (AllCR)

236 232 Well....last night, bf informed me that he's not particularly fond of.....how shall I put this delicately....a non-traditional something that shares its initials with Ron Paul.

Nobody like Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

237 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

I'm sorry. It's too cryptic. I don't know you're talking about.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:04 PM (AllCR)

238 "Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)"

I have teachers in my family, some of them in middle schools. They've moved into private schools because that is one of the few places who allow them to teach critical thinking and reading comprehension. Most of them have students who are now in college. Many of them come back to thank them as they believe those lessons helped them more than others to make intellectual decisions and conclusions.

I don't believe it's lost yet. I also believe that when some people see they've been used as dupes in someone's political games, they won't be happy. You can only fool people with forcible outcomes for so long, especially when what you're teaching is failure.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 02:05 PM (gI6+S)

239 Ripping paper?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:07 PM (E3FAu)

240 @237

I'm sorry that it's a little -rough- for you to figure out.

But, I assure you, it's -safe- to make an educated guess. Just say the -word.-

Better?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)

241 I feel better than a couple of folks didn't understand what it was either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (AllCR)

242 237 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

I'm sorry. It's too cryptic. I don't know you're talking about.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:04 PM (AllCR)

So you're saying you're blind to the problem?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (NWiLs)

243 Rectal penetration? Ron Paul. So anal?

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (dMTwl)

244 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)


He doesn't like performing oral sex on you? Sorry; That's the first thing that came to mind.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (AllCR)

245 Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (dMTwl)

You're probably correct. I would just have called it anal sex.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:10 PM (AllCR)

246 243

Oh God, no!

Ugggggh......word that sounds like the mechanism toilet paper comes in and opposite of pause on a VCR, yes I'm ancient.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:11 PM (VpnSm)

247 NCKate:

Ewww...

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (E3FAu)

248 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)

249 Dear Abby...

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (Tyii7)

250 240 @237

I'm sorry that it's a little -rough- for you to figure out.

But, I assure you, it's -safe- to make an educated guess. Just say the -word.-

Better?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)

BDSM =\= RP

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

251 248 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?
Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)


Right? Safe words are for BDSM.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

252 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:11 PM (VpnSm)

I think you should just say it because while I'm getting some chuckles (related to a toilet dispenser?) I have no clue.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:14 PM (AllCR)

253 @250

Well, it's a little of both, but okay.

My point is....from the beginning, we both had a curiosity/interest in Ron Paul. He's never seemed to have a problem with discussing Ron Paul before.

Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul. I want to crawl in a hole and die.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

254 Ripe pears? Who doesn't like ripe pears?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

255 Roll equals role. Play equals play. But let's drag it out a few hundred comments.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (dMTwl)

256 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?
Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)

LOL.

It is wrong if you're gluten intolerant and disdain the idea of rolls, bread, cake etc.

But I see your point


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:16 PM (AllCR)

257 You're not strapping a bridle in his mouth and riding him like a horse are you?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:16 PM (NWiLs)

258 @254

To be fair, a lot of people don't like pears.....so probably lots of people?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (VpnSm)

259 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

Wait; He doesn't want to do sexual role plays related to Ron Paul that involve BDSM?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (AllCR)

260 I'm the last person who should be trying to figure out what words go with RP, because man I got some doozies.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (9Om/r)

261 Ah! Rectal Penetration?

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (/qEW2)

262 Role play? So he doesnt want to dress as the French Maid?

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (c20Qk)

263 @257

This NCKate....is why I was trying to be delicate about it. LOL.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (VpnSm)

264 259 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

Wait; He doesn't want to do sexual role plays related to Ron Paul that involve BDSM?.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (AllCR)

She's the Federal Reserve, and she's been a bad bad bank.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

265 RP = Rasta Putin


Tickled Pink, it's OK for you to admit you don't like putting on dreads and assuming a Russian dictator accent when you and your beau are intime

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (kD8Fh)

266 ...is it wrong for me to be butt stuff curious?

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (Tyii7)

267 260 I'm the last person who should be trying to figure out what words go with RP, because man I got some doozies.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (9Om/r)

Even the shit you've hinted at is probably illegal to talk about in at least 38 states.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

268 > Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul.
---
Lots of reasons not to discuss politicians.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (CZWTf)

269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)

270 Ron Paul is the bull and TP's boyfriend is the cuck?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (kD8Fh)

271 @264

ROFL....I am legitimately crying I am laughing so hard right now.


Anyway....he didn't say he doesn't wanna do it....he just said he doesn't think about it in his memories. He just does it bc he thought I wanted to.

So now I am wondering what I have done wrong to make it such an unpleasant experience for him.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (VpnSm)

272 269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)


hahaha

I need a laugh today, thank you!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (kD8Fh)

273 I've never discussed politics while having sex. I do kind of go off on tangents and give my political opinions during prayer time, but never during sex.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (AllCR)

274 Is Ron Paul why your boyfriend cries during sex? Maybe talk about Rand instead. Same initials.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (dMTwl)

275 I want to know why NCKate figured this out so quick.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:23 PM (kD8Fh)

276 Me too

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (E3FAu)

277 kallisto, the Russians told me

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (dMTwl)

278 Audit me hard is I think the moment you broke me.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (VpnSm)

279 Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (dMTwl)

I knew what you meant. I was just busting on you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (AllCR)

280 Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul. I want to crawl in a hole and die.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)


Not everyone is a libertarian, dear. Perhaps you can find common ground, even if he is conservative. I mean, at least he isn't some Third Wave Feminist or transnational socialist, I hope.

Just focus on free markets and gently bring him around to voluntarism and property rights, and you will be doing him some good.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (mUa7G)

281 277 kallisto, the Russians told me

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (dMTwl)


THEM again. *smh*

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (kD8Fh)

282 Tickled Pink, you're sitting on a gold mine. If you like RP you should team up with nurse ratched and monetize this jawn.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:27 PM (kD8Fh)

283 @280

No but when your bf has been acting like a libertarian for 8 months, it is a bit out of the blue when he admits he's never been into it.

Like....who are you?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (VpnSm)

284 I've never discussed politics while having sex. I do
kind of go off on tangents and give my political opinions during prayer
time, but never during sex.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (AllCR)


Well, in my experience, discussions on hard money and economic panics of the late 19th century should be saved for pillow talk.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (mUa7G)

285 No but when your bf has been acting like a
libertarian for 8 months, it is a bit out of the blue when he admits
he's never been into it.



Like....who are you?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (VpnSm)


Well, he might have been indulging you to make you happy, so there is that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:33 PM (9Om/r)

286 I really can't stay - Baby it's warm outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's warm outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like melting ice caps.

Posted by: Al Gore at December 15, 2018 02:35 PM (/qEW2)

287 Tickled Pink, to be honest, it sounds like you two need to stake out some time and just talk, and try to work on communication.
It is easy to get into trouble in a relationship when you base it on assumptions.

I'm not good at it, but I see the issues it causes in my own life.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:35 PM (mUa7G)

288 @285

Yes, I suppose that's sweet.

But, what red-blooded American male doesn't enjoy Ron Paul?

It makes me worry there is something wrong with me and my libertarian phrases and views more than anything else.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:36 PM (VpnSm)

289 I don't think Ron Paul is as common as you seem to think...

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (E3FAu)

290 . . . As if there was one school of libertarians.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (mUa7G)

291 of course, we could have decided RP stood for Robert Palmer, or Republic of Poland.



"Might as well face it
I'm addicted to Lodz"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:42 PM (mUa7G)

292 of course, we could have decided RP stood for Robert Palmer, or Republic of Poland.

"Might as well face it
I'm addicted to Lodz"
Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:42 PM (mUa7G)

That would be funny if Lodz weren't pronounced as 'wutch'.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (tYPH9)

293 OK, Kindltot. That made me LOL

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (E3FAu)

294 269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)


You should have socked that as The Fed.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (sdi6R)

295 Well it was getting interesting

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:50 PM (/rm4P)

296 Roll play? I'm in! teehee!!

Posted by: Pillsbury Dough Boy at December 15, 2018 02:50 PM (QLvwG)

297 Knead me, baby!

Posted by: Pillsbury Dough Boy at December 15, 2018 02:51 PM (QLvwG)

298 I killed the thread

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (/rm4P)

299 Watching 1-AA (fuck if I'll ever call it FCS), eating Wing Stop, and swilling beer.

Once the Pet Thread arrives, my day will be complete.

Oh, and how 'bout them Monarchs???

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (e7oj4)

300 Tatiana McGrath is the author of that piece under Social Media. She's a master satirist drilling SJWs. That needed to be clarified bro

Posted by: MrLeahy at December 15, 2018 03:02 PM (yUqxU)

301 Unrelated to my pitiful sex life....

my Mom has had her eye on this fancy schmancy face moisturizer stuff for years...but she has never bought it for herself.

Well, this year I bought her some. And, now I am worried she might take in the wrong way. Like I am commenting on her wrinkles or something.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (VpnSm)

302 Once the Pet Thread arrives, my day will be complete.

IT"S HERE!!!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (kD8Fh)

303 Well, this year I bought her some. And, now I am worried she might take in the wrong way. Like I am commenting on her wrinkles or something.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (VpnSm)


I wouldn't spend a moment fretting about this. I know women in their 20s and 30s who are fanatic about skin care, one of them is already all botoxed up.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (kD8Fh)

304
Why don't all those bitter and unhappy souls just end it all? By their own words, it appears nothing can be done to make them happier or, at least, less unpleasant. Their near constant kvetching makes matters miserable for the rest of us, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (VkjjC)

305 Bielsko-Biala is not as funny

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 03:30 PM (mUa7G)

306 Stalin was also a big cinema fan for propaganda especially, targeting John Wayne at one point.

Reagan was able to end Soviet Communism, but not even he could stop American Democrats from going communist. Or making Star Wars sequels.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (Ndje9)

307 This portrait of Joan of Arc should be in the coffee thread. Under
French Roast.

Posted by: Lousy1 at December 15, 2018 03:38 PM (1wxON)

308 . . . As if there was one school of libertarians.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (mUa7G)

Right. Check out interest and make sure you have a cute pair of glasses!

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2018 03:49 PM (i+qnA)

309 As usually, the Left is utterly clueless. It's not that people don't' understand them that's the problem. It's more a matter that the people who were able to successfully resist being conditioned and indoctrinated into believing Commiecrat agit-prop know them ALL too well and the dangerous ideology they represent, and want nothing whatever to do with their noxious nostrums.

Posted by: Andrew Curlutu at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (Ceklc)

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