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Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?

Is it that being a leftist makes you miserable and mentally ill, or is it that being miserable and mentally ill makes you a leftists?

I suspect both. Leftists are sad losers and attracted to a Political Cope that says all of their failures are due to other people. And then they're deranged even further by the constant IV drip of unhealthy, obsessive, sick ideations from the leftist cult.

John Sexton writes about this today.

American Affairs Journal has published an interesting essay looking at what the author calls the "well-being gap." Essentially this is the idea, which is apparently fairly well known among social scientists, that conservatives tend to be happier in general while liberals are more likely to be depressed.

He quotes from the essay:

Although the study by Gimbrone et al. was focused on trends among young people, the well-being gap between conservatives and liberals is not unique to youth. The gap manifests clearly across all age groups and is present as far back as the polling goes. In the General Social Survey, for instance, there has been a consistent 10 percentage point gap between the share of conservatives versus liberals who report being "very happy" in virtually every iteration since 1972 (when the GSS was launched).

Academic research consistently finds the same pattern. Conservatives do not just report higher levels of happiness, they also report higher levels of meaning in their lives. The effects of conservatism seem to be enhanced when conservatives are surrounded by others like themselves. However, in an analysis looking at ninety countries from 1981 through 2014, the social psychologists Olga Stavrova and Maike Luhmann found "the positive association between conservative ideology and happiness only rarely reversed. Liberals were happier than conservatives in only 5 out of 92 countries and never in the United States."

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Conservatives are more likely to be patriotic and religious. They are more likely to be (happily) married and less likely to divorce. Religiosity, in turn, correlates with greater subjective and objective well-being (here, here, here). So does patriotism. So does marriage. Consequently, some have argued that the apparent psychological benefit of conservatism actually comes from feeling deeper connections with one's country, one's family, and the Divine. On this model, conservatism itself would be largely incidental to the happiness gap. A liberal who was similarly religious, or patriotic, or had a similarly happy marriage, would be expected to have similar levels of happiness as conservative peers.

LOL, right, if a liberal were just as patriotic. Uh-huh.

Liberals only discovered that Russia is bad, mmm-kay in 2017 when Hillary Clinton framed Russia for her election loss.

In a similar vein, studies have repeatedly found that conservatives--both politicians and laymen--tend to be more conventionally attractive than liberals (and have better sex lives). Moreover, people who are healthier in childhood have been shown to be more likely to become conservative as adults.

If this author is trying to flatter me, I approve.

Sexton links his previous article about the hard-to-pretend-away fact that the high rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in teenaged girls -- who almost monolithically have a left-culture type of mindset -- is due to the catastrophism and constant negativism of the messages they get from leftwing culture and politics.

Jonathan Haidt just wrote about this, and about his theory that modern leftism is actually actively promoting and cultivating mental illness. Just as positive cognitive behavioral therapy can cure you of mental illness, so can negative cognitive behavioral therapy, of the kind pushed on people (and children) by all the institutions of the left, instill mental illness into the otherwise sane, or turn someone's minor mental health problem into a full-on mental health crisis.

Why the Mental Health of Liberal Girls Sank First and Fastest
Evidence for Lukianoff's reverse CBT hypothesis

Jon Haidt
Mar 9

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Greg [Lukianoff] is prone to depression, and after hospitalization for a serious episode in 2007, Greg learned CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). In CBT you learn to recognize when your ruminations and automatic thinking patterns exemplify one or more of about a dozen "cognitive distortions," such as catastrophizing, black-and-white thinking, fortune telling, or emotional reasoning. Thinking in these ways causes depression, as well as being a symptom of depression. Breaking out of these painful distortions is a cure for depression.

What Greg saw in 2013 were students justifying the suppression of speech and the punishment of dissent using the exact distortions that Greg had learned to free himself from. Students were saying that an unorthodox speaker on campus would cause severe harm to vulnerable students (catastrophizing); they were using their emotions as proof that a text should be removed from a syllabus (emotional reasoning). Greg hypothesized that if colleges supported the use of these cognitive distortions, rather than teaching students skills of critical thinking (which is basically what CBT is), then this could cause students to become depressed. Greg feared that colleges were performing reverse CBT.

I thought the idea was brilliant because I had just begun to see these new ways of thinking among some students at NYU. I volunteered to help Greg write it up, and in August 2015 our essay appeared in The Atlantic with the title: The Coddling of the American Mind. Greg did not like that title; his original suggestion was "Arguing Towards Misery: How Campuses Teach Cognitive Distortions." He wanted to put the reverse CBT hypothesis in the title.

...

Greg and I decided to expand our original essay into a book in which we delved into the many causes of the sudden change in campus culture. Our book focused on three "great untruths" that seemed to be widely believed by the students who were trying to shut down speech and prosecute dissent:

1. What doesn't kill you makes you weaker

2. Always trust your feelings

3. Life is a battle between good people and evil people.

Each of these untruths was the exact opposite of a chapter in my first book, The Happiness Hypothesis, which explored ten Great Truths passed down to us from ancient societies east and west. We published our book in 2018 with the title, once again, of The Coddling of the American Mind. Once again, Greg did not like the title. He wanted the book to be called "Disempowered," to capture the way that students who embrace the three great untruths lose their sense of agency. He wanted to capture reverse CBT.

He just wrote about the strong correlation of a leftwing political identity with depression and mental illness.

Interestingly, there's not a strong or consistent association of leftism (he says "liberalism," I won't say that; the left hasn't been liberal since Mondale) with mental illness among minorities.

But there is a strong one among whites, especially, get this, white women.

Who would have guessed!

White women become insane as they adopt leftism as an identity? Or, insane white women are attracted to leftism as an identity?

Why?! How can these unrelated things be so closely related?!

It's baffling. I'm knee-deep in baff.

In September 2020, Zach Goldberg, who was then a graduate student at Georgia State University, discovered something interesting in a dataset made public by Pew Research. Pew surveyed about 12,000 people in March 2020, during the first month of the Covid shutdowns. The survey included this item: "Has a doctor or other healthcare provider EVER told you that you have a mental health condition?" Goldberg graphed the percentage of respondents who said "yes" to that item as a function of their self-placement on the liberal-conservative 5-point scale and found that white liberals were much more likely to say yes than white moderates and conservatives. (His analyses for non-white groups generally found small or inconsistent relationships with politics.)

I wrote to Goldberg and asked him to redo it for men and women separately, and for young vs. old separately. He did, and he found that the relationship to politics was much stronger for young (white) women. You can see Goldberg's graph here, but I find it hard to interpret a three-way interaction using bar charts, so I downloaded the Pew dataset and created line graphs, which make it easier to interpret.

Here's the same data, showing three main effects: gender (women higher), age (youngest groups higher), and politics (liberals higher). The graphs also show three two-way interactions (young women higher, liberal women higher, young liberals higher). And there's an important three-way interaction: it is the young liberal women who are highest. They are so high that a majority of them said yes, they had been told that they have a mental health condition.

bafflingrelationships.jpg

In recent weeks--since the publication of the CDC's report on the high and rising rates of depression and anxiety among teens--there has been a lot of attention to a different study that shows the gender-by-politics interaction: Gimbrone, Bates, Prins, & Keyes (2022), titled: "The politics of depression: Diverging trends in internalizing symptoms among US adolescents by political beliefs." Gimbrone et al. examined trends in the Monitoring the Future dataset, which is the only major US survey of adolescents that asks high school students (seniors) to self-identify as liberal or conservative (using a 5-point scale). The survey asks four items about mood/depression.

Gimbrone et al. found that prior to 2012 there were no sex differences and only a small difference between liberals and conservatives. But beginning in 2012, the liberal girls began to rise, and they rose the most. The other three groups followed suit, although none rose as much, in absolute terms, as did the liberal girls (who rose .73 points since 2010, on a 5-point scale where the standard deviation is .89).

differentforgirls.jpg

This Gimbrone jibrone tried to argue that liberal girls had been driven crazy during the Obama Administration because conservatives had such cultural power during that period they drove the girls crazy.

Even leftist jerkoff Matthew Yglesias could see that was a totally bonkers cope, and that the problem isn't that Evil Conservative Are Making Liberal Girls Crazy, it's that seeing people you don't like as "Evil Conservatives" that is making mentally-unhealthy girls even crazier.

Journalist Matt Yglesias also took up the puzzle of why liberal girls became more depressed than others, and in a long and self-reflective Substack post, he described what he has learned about depression from his own struggles involving many kinds of treatment. Like Michelle Goldberg, he briefly considered the hypothesis that liberals are depressed because they're the only ones who see that "we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world," to quote a tweet from the Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz. Yglesias agreed with Goldberg and other writers that the Lorenz explanation--reality makes Gen Z depressed--doesn't fit the data, and, because of his knowledge of depression, he focused on the reverse path: depression makes reality look terrible. As he put it: "Mentally processing ambiguous events with a negative spin is just what depression is."

Taylor Lorenz should know a thing or two about mental illness-- but she is a Mental Illness Cultivator, and Mental Illness Connoisseur. She loves her mental illness and wants to spread it to others.

Meanwhile, even Yglesias has the sense to see that the leftwing Matrix of perpetual grievance, heretic-hunting, purity purging, scapegoating, and blame-shifting is unhealthy for the mind. He basically repeats Greg Lukianoff's hypothesis (let's say "fact") that it's the politically-oriented catastrophizing and endless negative ruminations that is causing the depression. Not Gimbrone's claim, which is that "reality" is causing the depression.

Gimbrone's theory basically boils down to a leftwing political cope: Leftists are depressed and mentally-ill precisely because they see the world clearly -- the world is depressing and it is good and proper to go crazy beholding it.

YYglesias tells us what he has learned from years of therapy, which clearly involved CBT:


It's important to reframe your emotional response as something that's under your control:

Stop saying "so-and-so made me angry by doing X."

Instead say "so-and-so did X, and I reacted by becoming angry."

And the question you then ask yourself is whether becoming angry made things better? Did it solve the problem?

Yglesias wrote that "part of helping people get out of their trap is teaching them not to catastrophize." He then described an essay by progressive journalist Jill Filipovic that argued, in Yglesias's words, that "progressive institutional leaders have specifically taught young progressives that catastrophizing is a good way to get what they want."

Exactly.

And further, this is why the left will continue instilling mental illness in its followers: Because mentally-ill people need government help and political copes. The left may not be able to outbreed the right, but they'll make up for the birth gap by turning sane children crazy and therefore in need of the left.

In a sane world, Taylor Lorenz would recognize her mental illness and try to make herself better.

In the crazy world pushed on us by deranged leftwingers, Taylor Lorenz loves her mental illness so much she attempts to infect children with it. Leftists hate everything -- except their own fucking mental illnesses.

A hugely impactful book, to me, was The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. It's basically a short book of cognitive behavioral therapy. It takes all the arguments in your head for why you should keep smoking and rebuts them, and then just keeps repeating all this. The repetition is useful; it's kind of hypnotic.

Or it just follows the plan for giving an effective briefing, as told to me by Louis Gohmert's former chief of staff Connie Hare:

First, tell them what you're going to be telling them.

Then, tell them what you came to tell them.

Finally, finish up by telling them what you just told them.

Like, if you think (and many do) "I want to keep smoking because I love having a cigarette after a good meal," the book responds, "You really like having that cigarette after a good meal because having to not smoke for the duration of the meal made you anxious. You were distracted by craving a cigarette, and smoking a cigarette cured that distraction. You were a drug addict in a short period of withdrawal, so of course having the drug cured those withdrawal symptoms. But instead of focusing on how good that post-meal cigarette was, maybe think about the anxiety and discomfort and the constant nagging desire to go outside and have a cigarette during the meal was. You're focusing on the good thing -- the relief of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms -- and not on the bad things -- the nicotine withdrawal symptoms themselves. Did you enjoy those, too? Of course not."

It's super-effective. I know it sounds crazy that "bibliotherapy" -- reading a book -- can make it easy to quit smoking but I swear, quitting was far, far easier than I imagined it would be. Again, I can't recommend this book enough to smokers.

One insight I got from the book is that any addiction is like a physical parasite in the mind, and physical parasites want to protect their own existence. An addiction wants to continue "living;" it doesn't want to die. Or be "killed" by its host.

And being a parasite of the mind, an addiction changes the mind so that the mind protects the addiction from being killed. If you think "I'd like to quit smoking," the addiction, the mind-parasite, says in response, "But what about how pleasing that after-dinner cigarette is!" Or: "But isn't it wonderful to go outside and be with fellow smokers and just have casual conversation with strangers?"

The mind-parasite doesn't mention that you're forced outside due to your smoking, pr that the cameradery you feel is due to being part of an increasingly small minority, or that you could strike up any of these Cigarette Conversations with people over any excuse it all. At a bar, you could just stay inside and talk about baseball or whisky with a stranger.

Anyway, I'm mentioning all that because in people like Taylor Lorenz, or leftists who deny the sanity-destroying effects of their cult, are showing the signs of having an addiction -- in this case, an addiction to their actual mental illness -- and the mental parasite is attempting to protect itself from being eradicated by positive treatment by making up reason as to why Being Mentally Ill Is Awesome. Your mental illness is a very real part of you, right? It's what makes you, you! You wouldn't want to destroy the most sacred core of You, would you? It is your mental illness that shows "you're not like the other girls" and that you're deep and complex.

And speaking of catastrophizing: "experts" are warning that we only have six years to save the earth by essentially returning to stone age technological levels (which will immediately cause a massive die-off that would make Hitler and Stalin and Mao all blanche, returning the earth to stone age human populations).

They want you to forget that in 2018, they said we only had five years to save the world.

For those of you with an Ace-level of mathematical skill, that means the earth ended in January 2023.

Greta Thunberg -- who just received an honorary Doctorate of Theology (theology! Perfect!!!) -- warned people that the earth would end in 2023, back in 2018. (Or her leftist Stage Mom parents did.)

When someone pointed out this prediction to her, she did what all Doctors of Theology do, she admitted her error and promised to do better.

Nah just kidding, she f***ing deleted it like a c***.

But everyone knew this chubby retard was going to do that, so they screencapped it first.

gretawarns.jpeg

Posted by: Ace at 02:00 PM




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Posted by: RUReadingthis at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (RzLGh)

2 Because we're not fucking insane.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (2NHgQ)

3 I'm an exception to this rule.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (UuD2k)

4 Hey, there are still three months left until DOCTOR Greta's prediction is untrue!

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (DRSnL)

5 Because we don't belong to an apocalyptic cult?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

6 It could also be that being miserable wretches makes people Leftists.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (yQpMk)

7 Reversing the polarity!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (Vwz3I)

8 Only when not under Regime persecution. See J6 defendants.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (ynpvh)

9 They lack Jesus. End of story!!

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (ytSiK)

10 Keep in mind, this effect is in spite of the dominant culture constantly assaulting conservative values and ideas, while affirming leftwing values and ideas.

Posted by: redsweater at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (kbna3)

11 Bit of nature, bit of nurture.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (eYoxG)

12 >>> 6 It could also be that being miserable wretches makes people Leftists.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (yQpMk)

G'rump928(c) Johnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (llON8)

13 Because we like actual girls and actual guys, not perverted simulacrums of them

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (iFTx/)

14 Sexton links his previous article about the hard-to-pretend-away fact that the high rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in teenaged girls -- who almost monolithically have a left-culture type of mindset -- is due to the catastrophism and constant negativism of the messages they get from leftwing culture and politics.

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"You are a racist and can't fix it. You are the reason the world is coming to an end. Your happiness is violence against minorities. You should give up all of your advantages in life and give them away. Your feelings of unease at night in urban areas is because you're racist. Oh, and all of the problems you experience are because of men like your father. Fuck that guy. Also, the best of you were once men."
-Makes sense

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (LvTSG)

15 Gimbrone's theory basically boils down to a leftwing political cope: Leftists are depressed and mentally-ill precisely because they see the world clearly -- the world is depressing and it is good and proper to go crazy beholding it.

The left has been running the western world for 20 years. If the world is depressing it is because they have made it so. Intentionally.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (lc5cP)

16 And that 10 -15% of Male Cons who have been told they have a mental condition?

REAL combat related PTSD. Not the whiney Karen kind.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (oHd/0)

17 "Instead say "so-and-so did X, and I reacted by becoming angry."

that's pretty good

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (MLrvz)

18 Taylor Lorenz survived the last Ice Age. You would think she would be more sanguine about the weather.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (yQpMk)

19 Spend a few weeks in the wrong parts of Indiana, and you will very quickly stop pushing the idea conservatives are so much better off than liberals.

And yet, the intense repression and discrimination from the America-hating Epsteinites in power has forged a more resilient American nation. By contrast, blue staters are forced to salute increasingly evil mental illness just to stay ahead of the commissars.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (DTm0P)

20 And further, this is why the left will continue instilling mental illness in its followers: Because mentally-ill people need government help and political copes. The left may not be able to outbreed the right, but they'll make up for the birth gap by turning sane children crazy and therefore in need of the left.

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When we start getting suicide cults, I'm not going to be surprised.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (LvTSG)

21 (looks at date on tweet)
Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!

Posted by: Chuck C at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (xttsV)

22 Happy happy joy joy.

Yeah, that’s me, all right.

I sometimes think I’d be happier being a dumb LIV lib.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (ohFNB)

23 Has this study been done but the groups being Rural vs. Urban?

Bet there would be a whole lot of overlap in a Ven Diagram.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (oHd/0)

24 Top Climate Scientist can eat my ass.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (o1eXi)

25 Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?

Because we are not batshit crazy, or fucked in the head?

Posted by: Clark Griswold at March 22, 2023 02:06 PM (ufFY8)

26 20 And further, this is why the left will continue instilling mental illness in its followers: Because mentally-ill people need government help and political copes. The left may not be able to outbreed the right, but they'll make up for the birth gap by turning sane children crazy and therefore in need of the left.

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When we start getting suicide cults, I'm not going to be surprised.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (LvTSG)

Jim Jones
Heaven's Gate

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:06 PM (ynpvh)

27 21 (looks at date on tweet)
Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!
Posted by: Chuck C at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (xttsV)

=======

Well, I'm pretty good with my God.

I hope Greta's good with her Gaia.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:06 PM (LvTSG)

28 Another reason for all this is that the left believes you can change the world just with thought.

Why does the Biden-economy suck? Well because there are too many wrong thinkers.

Why can't men become women? Well because there are too many wrong thinkers.

And on and on. And having an absurd view of reality will inherently make you depressed as your understanding of the world keeps failing you.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:06 PM (lc5cP)

29 24 Top Climate Scientist can eat my ass.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (o1eXi)

He might enjoy that

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (ynpvh)

30 >>>And that 10 -15% of Male Cons who have been told they have a mental condition?

there are a lot of mental conditions which aren't actually mental illnesses per se, or not what we usually think of as mental illness. Consider, for example, anxiety or alcoholism.

I had panic until I cured it by both klonopin and confronation therapy (forcing myself to be in the situations that caused me panic). That was, I guess, a "mental illness" of a kind...?

Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (BvUNN)

31 it is the young liberal women who are highest. They are so high that a majority of them said yes, they had been told that they have a mental health condition.

And they proudly blast their batshit craziness all over TikTok.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (DRSnL)

32 Leftist are mentally ill. It that simple. And sinister.

Posted by: fd at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (OS88A)

33 Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (eYoxG)

34 My MIL, SIL, and BIL are liberals. We have not spoken to them in 3 years. It makes me happy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (DMyTF)

35 Top Climate Scientist can eat my ass.


Can I use my hockey stick too?

Posted by: Michael Mann at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (lc5cP)

36 27 21 (looks at date on tweet)
Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!
Posted by: Chuck C at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (xttsV)

=======

Well, I'm pretty good with my God.

I hope Greta's good with her Gaia.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:06 PM (LvTSG)

How dare you! --Scoldilocks

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (ynpvh)

37 Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!

If only this were true

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (0hOvj)

38 OMG, global cooling, no food. The 70's

Posted by: Infidel at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (tITEI)

39 How do these groupings correlate with godlessness?

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (n3G+w)

40 >>>33 Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories.

women are high in neuroticism, worry, etc. Yeah, that's always been true.

Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (BvUNN)

41 Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!

If only this were true
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (0hOvj)



It would certainly focus my attention.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (yQpMk)

42 How dare you.

Posted by: Green Veruca Salt at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (ppBhU)

43 Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories.

Crazy behavior is punished MUCH more harshly in men - and so men learn to be less crazy...or at least act in a more socially acceptable manner quicker.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (lc5cP)

44 Are David French the Apostate and Jonah Goldberg happier or uhappiet since going full on lunatic left?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (eGTCV)

45 40 >>>33 Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories.

women are high in neuroticism, worry, etc. Yeah, that's always been true.
Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (BvUNN)

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I guess this explains Woody Allen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (LvTSG)

46 Liberals don't only ruin their own lives, they also intentionally disturb the lives of people who are pursuing life, liberty and happiness.

If there is any civil war, that should be the crux.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (sI15f)

47 >>Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories.


THE RUB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk1snwbU_dI

Posted by: Grateful Dead at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (o1eXi)

48 Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?


Life is not like a dick. Don't take it so hard.

Have fun. Enjoy the day God gave you. Allow others to enjoy theirs.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (9J956)

49 Graphs confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (MvF+J)

50 I think the incidence of white women answering "yes" to the question of whether anyone has told them they have a mental health problem isn't because they were actually ever told that, but because for that demographic having a mental illness is a sign of victimhood and thus something to brag about.

Want to test my theory? Spend any time with leftwing women -- or even moderate urban woman -- and count how long it takes for them to work into the conversation that they're in therapy. I'll bet it's under 30 minutes.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (iFTx/)

51 Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!
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My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (Vwz3I)

52 Picture those fat women with blue/pink hair and face piercings screaming into the camera shouting that they loved their abortions.

Yeah, they're not happy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (DcKNO)

53 I remember the book Sybil, which was a popularized book about a woman with multiple personalities. It made that diagnosis very popular.

The problem is that when therapists tried to bring out and enforce the multiple personalities to deal with them, the patients became worse, more suicidal, more erratic and generally miserable.
One Therapist decided to go back to normal therapy and the patient got better.
Apparenlty being reinforced with a message of depression, mental illness and facts that deep down no one believed about themselves made patients miserable.

Michael Savage said that Liberalism is a Mental Illness, but I think Liberalism is a form of societal brain-washing and free range social control. The major voices in "Liberal warfare" like Alinsky propose a path that is quite like the path carried by the worst domestic abusers. I suspect that is intentional because it works.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (xhaym)

54 Liberals don't only ruin their own lives, they also intentionally disturb the lives of people who are pursuing life, liberty and happiness.


Because your wrong think makes my life worse. You won't say I'm a woman, you won't say the economy is good, you won't say God is dead...so none of those things are happening.

But...we can fix that...if we fix you.

Posted by: Some leftist at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (lc5cP)

55 51 Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!
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My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (Vwz3I)

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Actuaries are probably wondering why all of their tables are wrong right about now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

56 Liberals don't only ruin their own lives, they also intentionally disturb the lives of people who are pursuing life, liberty and happiness.

If there is any civil war, that should be the crux.
Posted by: Miss Issippi


If there is any civil war, they should be punished accordingly.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (9J956)

57 When we start getting suicide cults, I'm not going to be surprised.


Get on the comet!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (nlLim)

58 The head of the leftist government church is Biden. Their saints are Lenin, Stalin and Mao. Their doctrine is envy and rage. Of course the membership is going to be unhappy, if not mentally ill.

Posted by: Waiting patiently for His Return at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (SmFPm)

59 CBT seems like a poor choice of acronym to use.

Posted by: Sjg at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (Lstct)

60 45 Meow.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (ohFNB)

61 "Life is a battle between good people and evil people."

That's an UNtruth? More true than not.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (MvF+J)

62 I'd be even happier if the left would leave me alone.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (DcKNO)

63 Gee, it seems women are always the target for starting something evil.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (Angsy)

64 World to end in 91 days.

Women and Minorities hardest hit.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (yQpMk)

65 Want to test my theory? Spend any time with leftwing women -- or even moderate urban woman -- and count how long it takes for them to work into the conversation that they're in therapy. I'll bet it's under 30 minutes.

Challenge status:

[ ] Accepted
[X] Not accepted

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (ppBhU)

66 Environmental organizations in Portland are heavily reliant on using teenage girls as spokeswomen for environmentalism.

Reading their statements, it is evident that the Portland schools are telling their students that they, personally, will die from global warming if we don't immediately dismantle industrial society.

Can't imagine why they would be developing mental problems.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (2tUFv)

67 A lot of insanity comes from hating ourselves.

And no one can hate like a liberal.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (Z32m1)

68 Leftists live in constant fear. They cling to it like a security blanket, even as it drowns them.

"Fear is the mindkiller." -- Some random dude

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (YIVH2)

69 Picture those fat women with blue/pink hair and face piercings screaming into the camera shouting that they loved their abortions.

And the thing that really drives them angry - their grandmothers who didn't have "opportunities", that didn't have the "right to an abortion", that lived in a patriarchal culture were MUCH, MUCH happier.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (lc5cP)

70 I'm still waiting for one of these DEI social services employees to buck their way up to the Media microphone and lament on global TV that the reason results are still forthcoming and expectations have not been met was because Jesus let them down.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (Jg7EG)

71 ?Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?

The universal, one size fits all truthful Horde mind answer : P*ssy. Lots of P*ssy. Ya know .....We grab them by the p*ssy.

Posted by: Voter theater. at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (U10q1)

72 49 Graphs confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (MvF+J)

Suspiciously close to maths

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (ynpvh)

73 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (eGTCV)

74 "I TOO AM HAPPY! THAT'S WHY I REGULARLY COLLAPSE INTO TEARS THINKING ABOUT HOW RON DESANTIS IS LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER!"
-DU, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (LvTSG)

75 "This Gimbrone jibrone . . . ."

Oooooh. Props! That's something a lifelong New Yorker like me would have come up with. I'm jealous I didn't.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (iFTx/)

76 55 51 Oh my God! We only have 91 days left to live!
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My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (Vwz3I)

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Actuaries are probably wondering why all of their tables are wrong right about now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

Covid

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (ynpvh)

77 I'm very politically conservative but also miserable and mentally ill. And I know there are others like me here. But I don't want others to feel like me, maybe that's the difference.

Posted by: Maybe I'm just a fucking weirdo. Probably am. at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (B0ahs)

78 IDK about wiping out humanity but the recent past has certainly done a number on my goodwill.

Posted by: DaveA at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (FhXTo)

79 This is why I always say, "If you cried about the results of an election, then you shouldn't have been voting in it."

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (UuD2k)

80 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (Zz0t1)

81 Mentally ill - excuse me, "neurodiverse" people are a key part of the Democrat's base.

Same goes for single women - given that women tend to become much more conservative when they get married and have kids, it's unsurprising that the Democrats are doing everything possible to discourage marriage and abolish the family.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (2tUFv)

82 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?

--

The victims or the creepers? Because the creepers are absolutely happier.

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (OEBvN)

83 43 "Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories."

Crazy behavior is punished MUCH more harshly in men - and so men learn to be less crazy...or at least act in a more socially acceptable manner quicker.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:08 PM (lc5cP)

Failure to correct behavior probably does play a role, especially in younger generations. But the crazy women thing has been observed and commented on since antiquity.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (eYoxG)

84 poles are for bad strippers

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (us2H3)

85 73 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (eGTCV)

Quite the opposite

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (ynpvh)

86 CBT seems like a poor choice of acronym to use.

I read it as "CBD" the first time, and was wondering if "reverse CBD hypothesis" meant putting maple syrup on french toast.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (ZGrMX)

87 Leftists are miserable and won't be happy being miserable unless everyone else is miserable right along with them.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (Zz0t1)

88 World to end in 91 days.

Women and Minorities hardest hit.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


Might as well go out with a bang!

Where's those launch codes?

Posted by: Tapioca Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (Z32m1)

89
The universal, one size fits all truthful Horde mind answer : P*ssy. Lots of P*ssy. Ya know .....We grab them by the p*ssy.


I've seen any number of videos of leftwing women complaining the only type of men that can get their motor purring are the right wing patriarchal sorts they hate politically

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (lc5cP)

90 65 Want to test my theory? Spend any time with leftwing women -- or even moderate urban woman -- and count how long it takes for them to work into the conversation that they're in therapy. I'll bet it's under 30 minutes.

Challenge status:

[ ] Accepted
[X] Not accepted
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (ppBhU)

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I swear to our Lord that this morning, walking into a restaurant, I heard one woman tell another, "I've spent $20,000 learning not to be passive-aggressive. My mother was the most passive-aggressive person I've ever met!"

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (DcKNO)

91 I always get a kick out of my doctors who ask me if I'm depressed, about 6 different ways.

I've had two weekends of depression in my life, so I know what simple depression feels like, first, there is the mental issues that bring on a chemical depression that takes a while to shake off, even after you get past the mental issues. So, I know I haven't been there in decades.

Posted by: PeeWee Herman at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (RHGPo)

92 I'm very politically conservative but also miserable and mentally ill. And I know there are others like me here.
Posted by: Maybe I'm just a fucking weirdo. Probably am. at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (B0ahs)


The Horde is renowned for our mental health advice. Have you considered slapping hot iron to it?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (yQpMk)

93 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?
Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:13 PM (eGTCV


Never was, even in the 70's when you could only get the surgeries in Europe, the depression and suicide rate was high.
One reviewer of the whole thing mentioned that one post operation patient was a heroin addict and was still noted as "doing well"

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (xhaym)

94 84 poles are for bad strippers

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (us2H3)

I thought Poland was for Poles...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (ynpvh)

95 Liberals lack self confidence, that's why they think everyone should be taken care of. If they don't take care of everyone, who will take care of them ? It's the ultimate form of projection.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (NtVYv)

96 For those of you with an Ace-level of mathematical skill, that means the earth ended in January 2023.

He's just rubbing our noses in our ilnumeracy now, folks.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (a3Q+t)

97 Life is a battle between good people and evil people.

That's an "untruth"? I'd have to disagree.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (Xrfse)

98 "Leftists are sad losers"

SS makes me a happy conservative loser. Assholes don't want to hire me? Fine, the govt pays me $1900/month to sit on my ass. Losing, but happy as a clam. Thanks FDR!

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (MvF+J)

99 Leftists seem to me to be very easily duped. They're also prone to needing approval, and finding scapegoats to their failures. IOW, immature. I don't say that to me cruel. It's a logical observation. I'm always very thankful that I'm not wired as a leftist. Sure, my position is very difficult seeing all of this uncontrollable misery in so many people, and being on the outs culturally, but I'm still glad I'm not "one of them."

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (sVtYq)

100 63 Gee, it seems women are always the target for starting something evil.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 22, 2023 02:12 PM (Angsy)

Sounds vaguely familiar
*Opens first chapter of the Bible*

Oh, that's it.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (eYoxG)

101
And who is more likely to see a "therapist?"

Again, ALL therpaists are Sick Fucks. Stay Away. Avoid.

You'd be better off talking to a Catholic priest, or even a cab driver or a bartender!

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (8st8O)

102 Hillary is a role model for miserably angry and unhappy women.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (eGTCV)

103 84 poles are for bad strippers

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:14 PM (us2H3)

The clam slam

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (NtVYv)

104 Ace, the cognitive behavior therapy works on other addictions too. A big part of what AA does is to have you focus on things other than the good high from your first or second (of fifth) drink, and to think beyond that to the hangover, the vomiting, the missed work, the DUIs, etc.

It's not the only thing; you're led to embrace your Higher Power, which some people call God. (If you'd told me in 1985 that I would freely believe in a Higher Power, I'd have laughed.) But "Don't think about the drink; think about the drunk" is very helpful.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (J2vNu)

105 My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (Vwz3I)


my mortgage isn't as doomy, I'm supposed to last until 2044

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (dCxaZ)

106 And speaking of catastrophizing: "experts" are warning that we only have six years to save the earth by essentially returning to stone age technological levels (which will immediately cause a massive die-off that would make Hitler and Stalin and Mao all blanche, returning the earth to stone age human populations).
++++
This and more.
Climate is a catastrophe waiting to kill you.
White people are a catastrophe waiting to kill you.
Republicans are a catastrophe waiting to kill you.
Capitalism is a catastrophe waiting to kill you.
Your food is a catastrophe waiting to kill you.

I think that of everything in this article, the catastrophism is the key to the whole affair and the most powerful tool in their arsenal. Blow everything out of proportion and equalize all things from the trivial (a guy winked at you) to the significant (there is meaningful risk of atomic war breaking out) because *everything* is a catastrophe. Then the target is keyed up about everything at all times with no ability to differentiate, balance risks, assess situations, examine alternatives or rank issues by importance when choosing what to try to tackle or improve.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (t0OGg)

107 Yesterday I went on a bit of a tear about why the left is so upset and depressed and young people are troubled with mental illness. The thesis was that they are bombarded with doom and attacked for thinking rationally, and this is combined with a society that gives them no rules no predictability, and no structure to build a future on.

But... it also goes some way toward explaining why more right leaning people are NOT as upset. People on the right DO have that structure, they DO have that predictability, they DO have rules. And they're skeptical of the doomsaying. They aren't attacked by their peers and family for thinking rationally. They have the entire vast treasurehouse of history, tradition, and wisdom of the ages to pull on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (0hOvj)

108 My thesis is that lefty women are miserable because they've never had a good lay

Id be up for the job to solve this crisis except purple hair, body mods and head to toe tats turns me off

But for the "Like" girl ace mentioned the other day, Im willing to make an exception and take one for the team

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (VTu1l)

109 If your social circle only included men with weak chins, man buns, wimpy arms, and ankle socks with white tennis shoes as your choices for a sexual or permanent partners, you'd be unhappy too.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (DcKNO)

110 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?

Well, they are cutting off the organs that allow them to enjoy their kink so...no.

Or think about it another way, what if the FNM convinced men with a foot fetish that what they really needed to do was have their junk removed and replaced with a woman's foot.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (lc5cP)

111 And who is more likely to see a "therapist?"

Again, ALL therpaists are Sick Fucks. Stay Away. Avoid.

You'd be better off talking to a Catholic priest, or even a cab driver or a bartender!
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (8st8O)


Who would want to go see the rapist?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

112 102 Hillary is a role model for miserably angry and unhappy women.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (eGTCV)

Who's been involved in more suicides: Dr. Kevorkian or Hillary?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (ynpvh)

113 The Horde is renowned for our mental health advice. Have you considered slapping hot iron to it?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (yQpMk)

Sure. Hot iron. Hot lead. Long walk off a short pier.

Posted by: Maybe I'm just a fucking weirdo. Probably am. at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (B0ahs)

114 Again, ALL therpaists are Sick Fucks. Stay Away. Avoid.

yes there are some really bad ones out there, just like lawyers though. If you come across a good one they are Gold.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (dCxaZ)

115 106 I think that of everything in this article, the catastrophism is the key to the whole affair and the most powerful tool in their arsenal. Blow everything out of proportion and equalize all things from the trivial (a guy winked at you) to the significant (there is meaningful risk of atomic war breaking out) because *everything* is a catastrophe. Then the target is keyed up about everything at all times with no ability to differentiate, balance risks, assess situations, examine alternatives or rank issues by importance when choosing what to try to tackle or improve.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (t0OGg)

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And then add the social acceptance enhancer that is social media.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (LvTSG)

116 Getting closer to neck-and-neck, tbh.

We're chasing the 'shiny object' more and more, failing to use concrete thinking, failing to act rationally where & when we can. In other words, many are being 'trained' to become more like their loyal followers - flighty, f*cking whackos.

Posted by: Lola - free Jacob Chansley at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (GshMh)

117 Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?
--
The victims or the creepers? Because the creepers are absolutely happier.


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Fame, Social Approval, and/or Big Bank Accounts make creepers happier

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (Z32m1)

118 95 Liberals lack self confidence, that's why they think everyone should be taken care of. If they don't take care of everyone, who will take care of them ? It's the ultimate form of projection.
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (NtVYv)

I'm not sure I'd use self-confidence as the word to describe it, maybe a spirit of independence.

It's pretty natural for women to want other people to take care of them. Societies have been built around women being in the care of their fathers and then husbands for millennia.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (eYoxG)

119 >>Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?

Perhaps it's because we aren't murdering our babies, chopping off our daughters tits and living under the delusion of "Climate Catastrophe!!!"


Just spitballin'

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (up/3i)

120 My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!

*****************

My doctor said I only had 6 months to live.

I told him I wouldnt be able to pay my medical bill in that time, so he gave me another 6 months.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (VTu1l)

121 "we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world," to quote a tweet from the Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz.


What a miserable cünt that bitch is.


What is with the facination that there needs to be 'wealth equality?' You GET what you EARN, stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (Zz0t1)

122 102 Hillary is a role model for miserably angry and unhappy women.
Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (eGTCV)

as much as I hate to admit it

Cankles is probaby happier than 99% of Americans

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (us2H3)

123 I think another factor is selection bias, that is, that people who are emotionally-fragile and sensitive to peer pressure tend to become liberals.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (YqDXo)

124 111 And who is more likely to see a "therapist?"

Again, ALL therpaists are Sick Fucks. Stay Away. Avoid.

You'd be better off talking to a Catholic priest, or even a cab driver or a bartender!
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (8st8O)

Who would want to go see the rapist?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

or Psycho the Rapist?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (ynpvh)

125 My thesis is that lefty women are miserable because they've never had a good lay

While many a "good" leftist hausfrau is banging her peloties instructor a lot of them haven't had sex since Obama was elected...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (lc5cP)

126 My thesis is that lefty women are miserable because they've never had a good lay

There is a theory that is called Alpha Widowing in which girls meet the perfect guy who is incredible in bed, buys them stuff, flies them out to Dubai etc, then dumps them because they get bored and find a new model.

So the girl then spends her entire life looking back at that amazing moment and no guy ever measures up again and she hates herself and life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (0hOvj)

127 "Note that women are crazier than men across the political spectrum and all age categories."

Earlier thread, somebody brought up the 19th century diagnosis of 'female hysteria.' It was 100% accurate medical science IMHO, but the psych community discarded it as impolite, I guess. Today, it's popularly called 'Karen,' but is no longer a psych diagnosis.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (MvF+J)

128 61 "Life is a battle between good people and evil people."

That's an UNtruth? More true than not.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:11 PM (MvF+J)

The problem with that worldview is that we ALWAYS think of ourselves as good... ergo... anyone who opposes us must therefore be Evil.

I've met a few truly evil people in my life... but most are just wrong, not evil.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (oHd/0)

129 https://tinyurl.com/2s48vyd9

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (ynpvh)

130 "a top climate scientist"

How does one determine whether a given person is top in his field?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

131 Lefty women think the worst of men because Lefty men are the worst of men.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) reminds you at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (yQpMk)

132 "we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world," to quote a tweet from the Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz.

So why were people happier in the 60s Taylor? I mean you should remember it anyway...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (lc5cP)

133 "Is there any evidence that transitioning makes anyone happier?"

The surgeons are giddy.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (MvF+J)

134 Very interesting essay, Ace.

I read every word and even stopped to examine the graphs.

Posted by: Weak Geek at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (Apbdw)

135
Perhaps it's because we aren't murdering our babies, chopping off our daughters tits and living under the delusion of "Climate Catastrophe!!!"


Just spitballin'
Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (up/3i)



There's more to this than meets the eye.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (Zz0t1)

136 Fake AI images of ‘Trump arrest’ hit internet

.. OK that's it it's over .. the grand jury can stay home.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (RHGPo)

137 man buns, wimpy arms, and ankle socks with white tennis shoes as your choices for a sexual or permanent

*********

there was a story about a guy going around chopping off man buns, when he was caught he said he was doing the Lord's work

His broad smile in his mugshot showed the face of a man who knew Jesus loves him

the hero we dont deserve, but desperately need

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (VTu1l)

138 Interestingly, there's not a strong or consistent association of leftism...with mental illness among minorities. But there is a strong one among whites, especially, get this, white women. Who would have guessed!

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My take... Minorities don't have to be mentally ill to embrace leftism. Leftism is giving them handouts due to their minority status. It's not mentally ill to take things given to you. But it is, for the majority / whites, more likely to be mentally ill to give your own things away or more particularly give things away from other people of your own race so you can feel morally superior in condemning and punishing your race... It isn't surprising to me at all that minorities are leftist without being mentally ill, though white women are leftist & mentally ill.

(This whole spiel is racist of course, but it's impossible to analyze the motivations of Leftists without acknowledging how race-based they are...)

Posted by: bearski at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (Bhsk7)

139 And speaking of catastrophizing: "experts" are warning that we only have six years to save the earth by essentially returning to stone age technological levels

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Only white people, though. The countries actually polluting the atmosphere and oceans can keep right on doing what they've been doing.

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (OEBvN)

140 I have no idea where I fit into the political spectrum, but I do know I have to move my car in the next 40 minutes for street sweeping and that is depressing me.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (KAi1n)

141 The Horde is renowned for our mental health advice. Have you considered slapping hot iron to it?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM


Then rub some dirt on it, and walk it off for maximal efficacy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (a3Q+t)

142 Speaking of sanity the hospital I work at has FINALLY lifted the mask mandate and I am absolutely thrilled- I honestly was beginning to doubt this final return to normalcy!!

Posted by: AmyRey at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (K4FOQ)

143 My credit card thinks I'm going to die in 2025!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (Vwz3I)
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my mortgage isn't as doomy, I'm supposed to last until 2044
Posted by: kallisto


===============

My Iphone 6 says I died last year.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (Z32m1)

144 Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?


Because leftists only tear down, never build up as conservatives do.

It affects them to their very core.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (qoGsy)

145 American Affairs Journal has published an interesting essay looking at what the author calls the "well-being gap."

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Out: White & Wage Gap Privilege!
In: Well-Being Gap Privilege!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (UYnYm)

146 I find it hard to listen to a tweener skandi give me hard science advice before she's even old enough to have her cherry legally popped.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (Jg7EG)

147 OT:
But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)

148 we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic

--

Where?

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (OEBvN)

149 A few months back, a "man" who lived in California was profiled by a national news outlet regarding how the "climate crisis" keeps him up at night.

He actually went on TV thinking "I should tell the world about my mental illness"

Liberals really are something.

These adult babies have "climate anxiety"

https://tinyurl.com/27839yck

Posted by: Jay in PA at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (i7Q7S)

150 So the girl then spends her entire life looking back at that amazing moment and no guy ever measures up again and she hates herself and life.

**************

we call them californians here

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (VTu1l)

151 So the girl then spends her entire life looking back at that amazing moment and no guy ever measures up again and she hates herself and life.

Studies have consistently found the fewer lifetime sex partners a woman has the happier she is.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (lc5cP)

152 "I'm very politically conservative but also miserable and mentally ill."

One word: quetiapine. You'll feel better.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (MvF+J)

153 Who would want to go see the rapist?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

or Psycho the Rapist?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (ynpvh)

Knew a Lady in Colorado Springs... Psychologist.. did Marriage counseling. She'd been divorced THREE TIMES by the time she was 40.

She was in Yuge debt... vegetarian.. Wikan.. and was not doing well with her practice... so she started doing LIFE COACHING /facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (oHd/0)

154 I understand studies have shown conservatives are better read and better traveled than liberals which conttadicts liberals sell image.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (eGTCV)

155 147 OT:
But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+

=======

Eek. Sorry.

Good luck!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (LvTSG)

156 Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?
........

well, 9 times out of 10 they're better looking.

Posted by: wth at March 22, 2023 02:22 PM (v0R5T)

157 How does one determine whether a given person is top in his field?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:19 PM


That's our job. We'll tell you.

Posted by: Government Agents at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (a3Q+t)

158 "we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world," to quote a tweet from the Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz.

--

It's amazing how we still have, literally, millions of illegals still rushing our borders to get in to such a late-stage capitalist hellscape.

In addressing wealth inequity, did Ms. Lorenz happen to mention her own salary compared to, oh, say, some inner city mother of 5? And how she should rectify that by donating part of her bloated salary?

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (sVtYq)

159 What is with the facination that there needs to be 'wealth equality?' You GET what you EARN, stupid.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (Zz0t1)


Racist.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (DRSnL)

160 (AP) — As former President Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment related to hush money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 campaign, Republicans blasting the case as politically motivated are blaming a frequent target: George Soros.

.. these Asshole Press cretins are really so incredibly late to the game.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (RHGPo)

161 I wish protonmail had a better filtering feature so it's easier to mass delete emails

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (dCxaZ)

162 A few months back, a "man" who lived in California was profiled by a national news outlet regarding how the "climate crisis" keeps him up at night.

**************

At what point will they ever consider the possibility that they are perhaps being bullshited?

Snow was supposed to disappear for good in 2000

TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (VTu1l)

163 Studies have consistently found the fewer lifetime sex partners a woman has the happier she is.

Long term studies have shown that virgins who marry tend to stay married longer and are happier in marriage.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (0hOvj)

164 My Iphone 6 says I died last year.
Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (Z32m1)
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At least your vote still counts, as long as you vote (D).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (YIVH2)

165 as much as I hate to admit it

Cankles is probaby happier than 99% of Americans


No- she's burning with rage that she was denied the Presidency.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (2tUFv)

166 Anyone that claims they're free of addictions is bullshitting themselves. Everyone is bent on something.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (BdMk6)

167 The left has no faith nor a healthy fear of God.

Period.

Conservatives have such fear, faith and understanding that a good life will be rewarded with Heaven everlasting.

The left has no eternal endgame, so they're miserable and think that this life is their one and only life.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

168 Differences in self-reporting of mental illness between men and women, if I had to guess, are largely a result of women being more likely to admit weakness, which men are more reluctant to do, even when they are barking mad. I mean, do you think soy-infused men-children are less batshit than their vagina-privileged counterparts? Besides, most mentally unwell men are in prison, and probably not captured by this kind of data. When you combine crazy with male muscle mass and aggression, you get legal problems.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (ppBhU)

169 "a top climate scientist"

How does one determine whether a given person is top in his field?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023


***
He knows exactly where the Ark of the Covenant is stored?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (J2vNu)

170 Republicans blasting the case as politically motivated are blaming a frequent target: George Soros.

The FNM: Anyone we don't like is a NAZI

Also the FNM: But you can't talk about how this guy we really, really like actually WAS a NAZI

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (lc5cP)

171 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water

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Jeez, sorry. Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (OEBvN)

172 And then add the social acceptance enhancer that is social media.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (LvTSG)
++++
More than acceptance, it's a major amplifier and allows every person to build a very tiny identity that *must* be applauded and celebrated. This happened first on Tumblr, then moved to Twitter and the amplifier got *really* big. This might be in that same article, but I don't remember. I read the essay on the idea recently.

Suddenly you're right and everyone else is wrong - and any opposition is a personal - and deadly - attack. It is deadly because it questions your identity you've carefully cultivated inside the social media echo chamber and its associated megaphone.

Social media is toxic and children should be forbidden from using it. If I had even a modicum of trust in our government, I'd say it should be a law just like with cigarettes and booze - but I don't, so I won't. But parents should not allow kids to use social media.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (t0OGg)

173 Hillary is a role model for miserably angry and unhappy women.

Pfft. Bitch is a piker.

Posted by: Big Mike O. at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (Xrfse)

174 I understand studies have shown conservatives are better read and better traveled than liberals which conttadicts liberals sell image.

Like that one video that showed leftists assuming they were the highest IQ in the room and the based farm guy was like 30 points higher.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (0hOvj)

175 OT:
But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)



Condolences. I assume that you are not old enough to join the Leisure Poor.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) reminds you at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (yQpMk)

176
Racist.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (DRSnL)




Meh. I've been called worse.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

177 A student shot two staff members at Denver’s East High School Wednesday morning then fled the scene before police could apprehend him

.. perhaps the student was trying to avoid a "staff" infection

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (RHGPo)

178 Want to test my theory? Spend any time with leftwing women -- or even moderate urban woman -- and count how long it takes for them to work into the conversation that they're in therapy. I'll bet it's under 30 minutes.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (iFTx/)

30 min?
90 seconds... unless they are vegan then it'll be after they explain they are vegan and meat is murder.

Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (53oGX)

179 "My thesis is that lefty women are miserable because they've never had a good lay"

They've never had a lay that - and this is the important part -would commit to them afterwards. Or before hand.

It messes with the mind of the gal isn't a psychopath.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (ou9hh)

180 I always take these "studies" with a ton of salt

first who

second why

third how

and it will been in the trash bin by Monday

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (us2H3)

181 I wish protonmail had a better filtering feature so it's easier to mass delete emails
Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023


***
The pay-for version (which I don't use) probably has that sort of thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (J2vNu)

182 Prayers up for you, MAE. May your unemployment be brief and productive.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (t0OGg)

183 Happiness is racist. >sarc

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (eGTCV)

184 Minorities don't have to be mentally ill to embrace leftism. Leftism is giving them handouts due to their minority status.

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Minorities aren't mentally ill, per se. They use leftism, and the Democrat Party, as a vehicle for...yes, vengeance. Upon whites. As Crowder says, "change my mind."

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (sVtYq)

185 "Liberals lack self confidence"

Whoever decided in the late 20th century to start teaching 'self-esteem' to grade schoolers, esp black ones, should be shot.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (MvF+J)

186 @152

>>One word: quetiapine. You'll feel better.

There is nothing Gin, Rose's Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and a Rock Glass can't fix.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (up/3i)

187 Like that one video that showed leftists assuming they were the highest IQ in the room and the based farm guy was like 30 points higher.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (0hOvj)


Do you mean this one?
https://youtu.be/RAlI0pbMQiM

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (wmDcS)

188 OT:
But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)


Damn, Mark. Sorry to hear.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (DRSnL)

189 as much as I hate to admit it

Cankles is probaby happier than 99% of Americans

No- she's burning with rage that she was denied the Presidency.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

My take is she has never been happy. No matter where she found herself in life. Never has been, never will be.

She's really gonna hate hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (qoGsy)

190 As any parent knows, you get more of the behavior you reward and less of the behavior you punish.

Posted by: Catherine at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (1AOAC)

191 At what point will they ever consider the possibility that they are perhaps being bullshited?

Snow was supposed to disappear for good in 2000

TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (VTu1l)

Meanwhile, we have record snowfall in California.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (oHd/0)

192 Also the FNM: But you can't talk about how this guy we really, really like actually WAS a NAZI
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (lc5cP)

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I've seen articles that describe Soros as a Holocaust survivor???

Yeah, he survived the prisoners who were set free intent on bashing his disgusting head in.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (DcKNO)

193 158 "we're living in a late-stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world," to quote a tweet from the Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz.

--

It's amazing how we still have, literally, millions of illegals still rushing our borders to get in to such a late-stage capitalist hellscape.

In addressing wealth inequity, did Ms. Lorenz happen to mention her own salary compared to, oh, say, some inner city mother of 5? And how she should rectify that by donating part of her bloated salary?

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (sVtYq)

As the old saying goes, "Is the fence to keep people out, or keep them in?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (ynpvh)

194
Soothie's definition of a so-called Life Coach:

-- a ne'er-do-well who can't manage their own shitty life but wants to manage other people's lives

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (8st8O)

195 "PS Superintendent Alex Marerro is considering re-establishing some sort of police presence in schools after the Denver school board voted to remove school resource officers in June 2020. "


hahahahaahaaaa

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (OEBvN)

196 I understand studies have shown conservatives are better read and better traveled than liberals which conttadicts liberals sell image.


When I've actually tried to engage with liberals I've found on a personal level:

They've read few books, and almost no "serious" books.
They've never read a conservative political analysis directly - preferring to rely on a leftwing analysis of right wing views
They have NO idea about other cultures/religions and will declaring accurately stating those culture's/religion's views is racist.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (lc5cP)

197 But just got laid along with 15% of Indeed dot com.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)

where do I sign up ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (us2H3)

198 But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+

Mark -sorry to hear that. Send me a quick email (in link) with your linked in account info. I have a few headhunters in my contact list.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (N39Ws)

199 COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnK_wK0fxOA

DS wants more gun control. This appears to be a pattern.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:27 PM (DMyTF)

200 They've never had a lay that - and this is the important part -would commit to them afterwards. Or before hand.

**************

Theyre not making that connection that once the chicken dance music stops, they better know how to make sammiches if they want the guy to stick around

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (VTu1l)

201 147 OT:
But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water

.. did you post your resume on Indeed.com ?

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (RHGPo)

202 Long read there ace...

Re-enforces what I've long suspected, as I'm sure all the rest of you have as well.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (CCSxw)

203 I'll bet Colin Kaepernik was much happier in the home of his racist white adoptive parents than he is now.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (eGTCV)

204 by the way, that twat from greta has that link at the bottom to 'gritpost dot com'. guess what - that post also disappeared

Posted by: gnats local 678 at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (kFrCu)

205 "Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?"


Well duh! It's because we are racists.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (ncXxy)

206 But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)



Oh no!!! Sorry to hear that, man. Prayers for a quick resolution. If there's anything I can do, don't hesitate. I know there's likely not much, but hey......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

207 147 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water

.. maybe you should try ZipRecruiter

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:29 PM (RHGPo)

208 The left has no faith nor a healthy fear of God.

Period.

Conservatives have such fear, faith and understanding that a good life will be rewarded with Heaven everlasting.

The left has no eternal endgame, so they're miserable and think that this life is their one and only life.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)


Pretty much all of this.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:29 PM (DRSnL)

209 Do you mean this one?

Yeah, that's the one. The one woke girl was SO sure she was smartest and that guy was a knuckle-dragging imbecile

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:29 PM (0hOvj)

210 My guess is the mental illness overlaps heavily with the laptop class.

We have people who are completely disconnected from any actual accomplishment or physical activity.

Additionally, many of them, especially liberal women, have been raised in an environment of heavy credentialism, where having all the correct certifications and awards is the determinant of your worth. This is why they lost their minds when Trump won in 2016: Hillary was the perfect avatar of this class, and the voter rejection of her was a rejection of them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 02:29 PM (wmDcS)

211 Just looked through my own company's job listings, and no open QA positions.

Good luck, Mark!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:29 PM (LvTSG)

212 >>I hear truck driving is fun.


With mobile Starlink you can still post on AOS.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:30 PM (DMyTF)

213 191 At what point will they ever consider the possibility that they are perhaps being bullshited?

Snow was supposed to disappear for good in 2000

TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 02:23 PM (VTu1l)

Meanwhile, we have record snowfall in California.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (oHd/0)

But a drought will be declared 6 months after the rain stops.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:30 PM (ynpvh)

214 "They've read few books, and almost no "serious" books."

Is it conservative enough to know what all the good serious books are, the ones we ought to be reading, but never get around to it? That's where I'm at, and I'm running out of time.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:30 PM (MvF+J)

215 This leggy brunette likes boys and isn't chronically miserable:
https://is.gd/FP7aQg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:30 PM (t0OGg)

216 Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Ugh! Sorry to read this Mark. Hopefully, something will turn up quickly.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (qoGsy)

217 Is it conservative enough to know what all the good serious books are, the ones we ought to be reading, but never get around to it? That's where I'm at, and I'm running out of time.

I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (0hOvj)

218 >>I hear truck driving is fun.


If 70s Cinema was to be believed, doubly so if you get a Primate to ride shotgun.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (o1eXi)

219 Leftist women can not find sustenance in abortion alone. Leaves you kind of empty, I'd assume. So they go out and seek other sustenance through perceived boogymen making their lives miserable.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (sVtYq)

220 179 "My thesis is that lefty women are miserable because they've never had a good lay"

They've never had a lay that - and this is the important part -would commit to them afterwards. Or before hand.

It messes with the mind of the gal isn't a psychopath.
Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (ou9hh)
_____________________

Lefty women are miserable because they watch too much Hallmark-level rom-coms and think that's real life. "Where's my caring, understanding, affectionate, nurturing boyfriend who looks like Brad Pitt and has a really cool job that pays huge money and who loves me despite my mental illnesses and mediocre physical attractiveness??"

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (iFTx/)

221 The Daily Daddario just got off social media and feels like she's not worthy anymore:

https://tinyurl.com/vjwnfh8r

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (LvTSG)

222 This leggy brunette likes boys and isn't chronically miserable:
https://is.gd/FP7aQg
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:30 PM (t0OGg)



Looks like she lives in the mirror of an Ah Ha video.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

223 Have fun. Enjoy the day God gave you. Allow others to enjoy theirs.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (9J956)

I like that...

I shall start my days with that thought going forward.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (CCSxw)

224 >>>202 Long read there ace...
Re-enforces what I've long suspected, as I'm sure all the rest of you have as well.

That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?

Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (BvUNN)

225 NYPost:

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly said he wants to be hauled into court in handcuffs if he’s slapped with unprecedented charges in the “hush money” case involving porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump, 76, told advisers of his plan, saying that if he has to go through the ordeal of getting arrested and arraigned, he’d prefer making it a “spectacle,” the Guardian said Wednesday, citing unidentified sources close to him.

The ex-president — who’s seeking the Republican nomination for a third White House bid in 2024 — also wants to avoid any special treatment that could make him look weak, the sources reportedly said.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (RHGPo)

226 The pay-for version (which I don't use) probably has that sort of thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 02:25 PM (J2vNu)


oh, that makes a lot of sense

trying to mass delete is laborious and painfully tedious

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (dCxaZ)

227 The Daily Daddario just got off social media and feels like she's not worthy anymore:

https://tinyurl.com/vjwnfh8r
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (LvTSG)



Partially peeled banana.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

228 If driving liberal girls crazy is the issue it's going to be a short ride.

Posted by: DanMan at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (DB6tu)

229 Stooned coonts are miserable? Who knew?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (tkR6S)

230
I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype.


The traditional HS English list of "good books" isn't very...good.

The Scarlet Letter? Maya Angelou? Etc?

But that doesn't mean there aren't serious books that EVERYONE should read.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (lc5cP)

231 Mandatory testosterone injections for young liberal men would end the phenomenon of liberal men

Posted by: brak at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (j5Tg0)

232 >>"They've read few books, and almost no "serious" books."


I like to give a list of books that should be read on any specific subject a Lib wants to argue about.

"Read those and I will entertain your thoughts and ideas.".

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (o1eXi)

233 Going woke means abandoning the selfish pursuit of happiness.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (eGTCV)

234 "Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?"

--

We shouldn't be. We're the ones being crushed by every institution that was the bedrock of this once-great country. If anyone should be mal-adjusted, it's us. But we're not. Just depressed at what we see crumbling all around us.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (sVtYq)

235 I saw Stooned Coonts open for Pussy Riot at The Kremlin in '08.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

236 The Daily Daddario just got off social media and feels like she's not worthy anymore

She looks like a girl who has to stand up in front of the family for the first time because mom thinks she's a great singer

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (0hOvj)

237 >>>If 70s Cinema was to be believed, doubly so if you get a Primate to ride shotgun.

Posted by: garrett

>If Ali MacGraw wanted to dress up in a monkey suit I'd be okay with that.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (Jg7EG)

238 >>> 206 But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)


Oh no!!! Sorry to hear that, man. Prayers for a quick resolution. If there's anything I can do, don't hesitate. I know there's likely not much, but hey......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

+ 1

Prayers for something else to present itself, hopefully an even better and less clown-world-y else.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (llON8)

239 If 70s Cinema was to be believed, doubly so if you get a Primate to ride shotgun.
Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:31 PM (o1eXi)

Wouldn't that be a Cardinal sin?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (tkR6S)

240 >>>If Ali MacGraw wanted to dress up in a monkey suit I'd be okay with that.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (Jg7EG)


You know that makes you a Furry, right?

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (o1eXi)

241 I hear truck driving is fun.


She looks all sweet and innocent in that dress until she opens her mouth and the vampire fangs come out.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (DMyTF)

242 230 The traditional HS English list of "good books" isn't very...good.

The Scarlet Letter? Maya Angelou? Etc?

But that doesn't mean there aren't serious books that EVERYONE should read.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (lc5cP)

========

I'm reading Coninsby by Disreali right now because it's on a list of 50 best British novels from the 19th century (it's somewhere around 30 on the list).

The first 2/5 of the book are borderline unreadable. It's a deep dive into the politics of 1830s Parliament, and it's just not that well written, with occasional mentions of the title character taking up a couple of pages here and there. At about page 200 it starts feeling like a novel and becomes readable, but Charles Dickens it ain't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (LvTSG)

243 Trump, 76, told advisers of his plan, saying that if he has to go through the ordeal of getting arrested and arraigned, he’d prefer making it a “spectacle,” the Guardian said Wednesday, citing unidentified sources close to him.

yep

go bigly or go home

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (dCxaZ)

244 225 NYPost:

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly said he wants to be hauled into court in handcuffs if he’s slapped with unprecedented charges in the “hush money” case involving porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump, 76, told advisers of his plan, saying that if he has to go through the ordeal of getting arrested and arraigned, he’d prefer making it a “spectacle,” the Guardian said Wednesday, citing unidentified sources close to him.

The ex-president — who’s seeking the Republican nomination for a third White House bid in 2024 — also wants to avoid any special treatment that could make him look weak, the sources reportedly said.
Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (RHGPo)

That's the mentality that Rs should have generally. This is a great opportunity to elevate your profile and cause.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (eYoxG)

245 I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype.

The traditional HS English list of "good books" isn't very...good.

The Scarlet Letter? Maya Angelou? Etc?

But that doesn't mean there aren't serious books that EVERYONE should read.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM


Great Expectations definitely wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (FAGAJ)

246 I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM (lEVn+)



Get a pet monkey and live your best B. J. McKay and his best friend Bear life.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

247 The Daily Daddario just got off social media and feels like she's not worthy anymore = I hear truck driving is fun.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (DMyTF)

248 by the way, that twat from greta has that link at the bottom to 'gritpost dot com'. guess what - that post also disappeared
Posted by: gnats local 678 at March 22, 2023 02:28 PM (kFrCu)


What post??

Posted by: Ministry of Truth at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (iY8R7)

249 Why Are Conservatives Happier, Better Adjusted, and Healthier Than Leftwingers?

I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"

Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (JCZqz)

250 She looks like a girl who has to stand up in front of the family for the first time because mom thinks she's a great singer
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (0hOvj)


Now that you say that, that is EXACTLY what she looks like.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (DRSnL)

251 Great Expectations definitely wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

You're a Pip!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (qoGsy)

252 what are you supposed to do with this study ?

feel superior

go out and chide libs

I live in a rural area full of somewhat wealthy libs and NYC weekenders

I don't see the truth to this study

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (us2H3)

253
She looks like a girl who has to stand up in front of the family for the first time because mom thinks she's a great singer
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (0hOvj)



"Eddie got a joke to tell!"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (Zz0t1)

254 Conservatives are happier because we live by reality instead of by theory. The left does everything by theory and then gets angry when they fail.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (F52Z3)

255 Mandatory testosterone injections for young liberal men
Posted by: brak at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM


Saying from is something I could get in front of.

Posted by: Lady Lindsey at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (a3Q+t)

256 245 I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype.

The traditional HS English list of "good books" isn't very...good.

The Scarlet Letter? Maya Angelou? Etc?

But that doesn't mean there aren't serious books that EVERYONE should read.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM

Great Expectations definitely wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (FAGAJ)

Well duh, the title gives it away. Lower your expectations.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (ynpvh)

257 Except Jim Hoft.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at March 22, 2023 02:37 PM (ssESX)

258 @205

>>Well duh! It's because we are racists.

It is a well known fact that "Happiness," is an oppressive tool of the cis-gendered, white male patriarchy, to divide and subjugate the bodies of BIPOC, LGBTQWERTY, FurKin and non-gendered-queered folk or people on the spectrum of queered-non-aligned-latex-afinitive-spiritkin and or aligned-non-denominational-questioning-otherkin, that is to say, not exclusive or inclusive of any other identities or spirits or manifestations that are aligned or non-aligned with corporeal or non-corporeal trans-exclusive spirits, ghosts or specters who are also on the gender queer, BIPOC Spectrrum.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 02:37 PM (up/3i)

259 Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water


Ouch. Sorry to hear that. (Note to self, start using other sites to find a better job.)

Posted by: Brother Tim sex Max Headroom for President! at March 22, 2023 02:37 PM (OUMaO)

260 Another part of this - they compare themselves to the "top 1%ers". So when your unhappy lefty HR professional complains about how "old white men" can get away with anything and make money for nothing she isn't comparing her self to white men or "old" white men like the guy pumping her gas, the beat cop that comes when she complains about the neighbor's kids or the bagger at Whole Foods.

She's comparing herself to Jeff Bezos.

And if you compare your lot in life to the richest most powerful people on the planet you will of course find it unfair.

Now the final part of all this, the true irony, is that Angry MissyPants will then go vote for whoever Bezos and friends want her to vote for.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:37 PM (lc5cP)

261 The world will end. It won't be like what the left thinks. Oh no.

Posted by: Eromero at March 22, 2023 02:37 PM (MF3yS)

262 I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"
Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (JCZqz)


Guilty as charged. But in my defense, I was born this way.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (yQpMk)

263 Or think about it another way, what if the FNM convinced men with a foot fetish that what they really needed to do was have their junk removed and replaced with a woman's foot.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (lc5cP)

Hmmm. Sounds doable.

------American Medical Association

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (BdMk6)

264 262 I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"
Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (JCZqz)

Guilty as charged. But in my defense, I was born this way.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (yQpMk)

I thought only vic was born older.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (eYoxG)

265 >>Great Expectations definitely wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.


Better than A Sperate Piece.

BTW - Finny Dies.

...or, that abortion in print "Things Fall Apart".

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (o1eXi)

266 25 basis point increase by the fed. I bet they stop now, too many banks will be at risk.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (lTGtQ)

267 In my last brush with "High Tech", I had to sign a NDA to get my severance pay. A first in my career.

The NDA was a joke, as it had several provisions that were utterly unenforceable, but it included a provision that if any provision is unenforceable, the others stood alone.

It required that I could not say anything about the company that wasn't true. I wonder how that works in the Age of Disinformation.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (RHGPo)

268 >>> 198
==
Mark -sorry to hear that. Send me a quick email (in link) with your linked in account info. I have a few headhunters in my contact list.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (N39Ws)

Duh, we have QA (software) roles at my place, although it is NOT less clown-world-y.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (llON8)

269 Great Expectations definitely wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Blame the author. With Great Expectations come great responsibilities.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (a3Q+t)

270 >> I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"


Taste the Privilege.

Posted by: White American Cheese at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (o1eXi)

271 The traditional HS English list of "good books" isn't very...good.


depends on how many diversity entries are on there. and some of the old classics are important more for their contributions to the development of literature and language than their entertainment value

Posted by: brak at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (j5Tg0)

272 Also, I can verify every point in this article. I've been through it. I'm still working through it. I'm...doing better, if only a little.

Honestly, finding out Yglesias was going through this and coming up with those conclusions sort of gives me hope for him, something I'd have thought bonkers a decade ago.

Posted by: Brother Tim sex Max Headroom for President! at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (OUMaO)

273 She looks like a girl who has to stand up in front of the family for the first time because mom thinks she's a great singer
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:34 PM (0hOvj)


"Eddie got a joke to tell!"
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (Zz0t1)


"...then he kicked him in the ding-ding!"

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (iY8R7)

274 repost to see if I can get it right this time

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (llON8)

275 ...or, that abortion in print "Things Fall Apart".

"diversity" entry

Posted by: brak at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (j5Tg0)

276 I'm reading Coninsby by Disreali

No, you are not.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (jYCXf)

277 ta da!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (llON8)

278
"...then he kicked him in the ding-ding!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (iY8R7)



"DAT boy got TALENT!"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

279 Na, na, na, na naa! We're gonna mock you!

Posted by: Me, Myself and Irene at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (3Or4S)

280 I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"
Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (JCZqz)

Guilty as charged. But in my defense, I was born this way.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (yQpMk)

I love being white.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (BdMk6)

281 From an earlier thread books everyone should read (or at least watch the movie?)

1984
The Giver
Children of Men*

*But not this movie. It sucks.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (lc5cP)

282 >>>If this author is trying to flatter me, I approve.

Self-abuse does not count, Ace.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (PyOKD)

283 My doctor said I only had 6 months to live.

I told him I wouldn't be able to pay my medical bill in that time, so he gave me another 6 months.
-----------
You know my doctor, Dr Vinnie Boombatz.

What a doctor, are you kidding?

What a doctor, I called him up, I told him I had diarrhea.

He put me on hold.

Posted by: zombie rodney dangerfield at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (Vwz3I)

284 "I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype."

I bookmark western canon books when I see them referenced. When I dip into them, I react "This is really good, and valuable to know!"

Then I go off and watch pred-catcher videos on YT, or post inane comments here for 8 hour stretches, or both at the same time. Revealed preferences.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (MvF+J)

285 266 25 basis point increase by the fed. I bet they stop now, too many banks will be at risk.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (lTGtQ)

I'm thinking rates have either peaked or near so and am now starting to look at moves with an eye towards them being flat or declining going forward.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (eYoxG)

286 The ex-president — who’s seeking the Republican nomination for a third White House bid in 2024 — also wants to avoid any special treatment that could make him look weak, the sources reportedly said.

First thing, I'm going to kill a man in the yard. I'm going to take everything from him, and I'm going to do it with a smile," an anonymous aide close to Trump reports him to have said. "He was sharpening a toothbrush while he said it. I think he's serious," the aide continued.

Posted by: CNN at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (ppBhU)

287 >>"diversity" entry


Can I interest you in a copy of "Woman Hollering Creek"?

You can keep it in your truck in case of lower intestinal crises.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (o1eXi)

288 "...then he kicked him in the ding-ding!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (iY8R7)


Good lord, I haven't seen that movie in years.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (DRSnL)

289 SOME MOVIE

Posted by: CHARLOTTE at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (4I/2K)

290 "DAT boy got TALENT!"
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)


Doo-doooooo --- gonna put it on YOU!!

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (iY8R7)

291 But that doesn't mean there aren't serious books that EVERYONE should read.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:33 PM (lc5cP)
---
For a great list of recommendations, check out the Moron Horde's:

https://www.libib.com/u/perfessorsquirrel/l/1384512

This really is an amazing list of books, demonstrating an incredible breadth and depth among the Moron Horde.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (YIVH2)

292 Mark -sorry to hear that. Send me a quick email (in link) with your linked in account info. I have a few headhunters in my contact list.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2023 02:26 PM (N39Ws)

Duh, we have QA (software) roles at my place, although it is NOT less clown-world-y.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (llON

Based on my phone experience this morning, Republic Services in Phoenix needs some competent managers. And truck drivers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (tkR6S)

293 Why I called him last week, I told him, Doc, I swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills.

He told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.

Posted by: zombie rodney dangerfield at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (Vwz3I)

294 Leftism is to bring misery on the population, they preach the end of the world unless you obey. Release criminals onto the population, bring sex obsession lotto kids.

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (xhxe8)

295 Jeez, sorry. Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at March 22, 2023 02:24 PM (OEBvN)

With his name, he's probably white. Forget it.

Posted by: Government Hiring Office at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (Angsy)

296
Doo-doooooo --- gonna put it on YOU!!
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (iY8R7)



You gonna put a burger on square Wonder Bread?!?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

297 Children of Men*

*But not this movie. It sucks.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:40 PM (lc5cP)


Aw, I liked it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (DRSnL)

298 FNC's "The Five" with Jessica Tarlov, whose voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard, is a perfect example of the unhappy leftist.

Gutfeld, Judge Janine, Jesse, and whoever else is on with StretchTheScreechOwl, they are all happy and having fun on the show, but long tall Sally sits there in a funk.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (KiBMU)

299 But just got laid off along with 15% of Indeed dot com.

Looks like it's gonna be a rough economy going forward.

Hopefully I can find another QA role, if not...I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at March 22, 2023 02:21 PM

Sorry to hear, Mark. I'll keep my ears open for anything.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (PyOKD)

300 288 "...then he kicked him in the ding-ding!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:39 PM (iY8R7)

Good lord, I haven't seen that movie in years.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (DRSnL)
______________

Samuel L. Jackson is the rowdy, vulgar uncle in that scene

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (iFTx/)

301 25 basis point increase by the fed. I bet they stop now, too many banks will be at risk.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM


I dunno....if they were going to get cold feet over banks defaulting they would have delayed the next increase but they stuck to the scheduled increase they had already said they were going to do this quarter.


It's all bull$hit at this point. I mean if another favored bank fails the Fed/treasury will jump in and save them with our money.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (ncXxy)

302 The secret to life: realizing - and believing - that your coordinates are NOT (0,0,0).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (YqDXo)

303 even in the 70's and 80's, the main reason that my female customers were depressed is cuz their husbands were banging chicks half their age

doubt that has changed much

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (us2H3)

304 "more conventionally attractive"? Aw, shucks. Nice of you to say!

Posted by: MikeG at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (VsUo2)

305 Aw, I liked it.

Honestly it seemed to be intended to give people the opposite of the point of the book - like Starship Troopers.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (lc5cP)

306 >>Jessica Tarlov, whose voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard, is a perfect example of the unhappy leftist.


I bet she gives a sloppy topper, though.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (o1eXi)

307 >>>You know that makes you a Furry, right?

Posted by: garrett

>Forget the modern definition. I'm thinking old school slang, like when a flatfoot gets promoted to detective and the other precinct flatfoots are busting his chops.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (Jg7EG)

308 You gonna put a burger on square Wonder Bread?!?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)


What the fvck you doin with Deney Terrio???

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (iY8R7)

309 Doo-doooooo --- gonna put it on YOU!!
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM


Dead bird...gonna put it on you!

Posted by: Young Eddie Murphy at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (FAGAJ)

310 Conservatives are happier and well adjusted compared to Godless democrat commies because of our belief in God and realizing God put us on this planet to love life as well as Him.

Every day is a gift from The Lord and should be treated as such.

Godless democrat commies have nothing to look forward to except wallowing in their own stink and filth.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (OgB1i)

311 That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?
Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (BvUNN)

*****

As long as you bring the funny, I'm happy.

(I think you said/wrote something to the effect of "you can't fight the funny"...which I thought was pretty astute.)

Posted by: EFG at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (Ae67h)

312 One interesting thing about Children of Men is that PD James, who mostly wrote mysteries before this book, correctly predicted that when people stopped having kids they would start treating their pets as kids.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (lc5cP)

313 The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points – or 0.25% – amid the banking crisis.

Say goodbye to reginal banks.

This does not make me happy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (DMyTF)

314 @284

>>"I have begun reading classics and mega books from the past and I have found that a lot of them... aren't as good as the hype."


Except for Jane Austen, that girl could write.

Also, you really have to read some books in their original language to get the real sense of the book.

Reading Don Quixote in English is very different when reading it in the original Spanish.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (up/3i)

315 Honestly it seemed to be intended to give people the opposite of the point of the book - like Starship Troopers.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (lc5cP)


Well, that's fair. I didn't read the book until a year or two after I saw the movie.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (DRSnL)

316 302 The secret to life: realizing - and believing - that your coordinates are NOT (0,0,0).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM


I thought the secret to life the universe and everything was 42?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (ncXxy)

317 Liberals are always maladjusted because they covet everything that is their neighbors.

The question becomes, what came first, the depression or the liberalism?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (lf83v)

318 302 I'd prefer living at the origin. Get the best view from there, all eight octants. But polar coordinate origin is primo real estate.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (MvF+J)

319 Samuel L. Jackson is the rowdy, vulgar uncle in that scene
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (iFTx/)


So he was playing Samuel L. Jackson, as usual??

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (iY8R7)

320 Here's the secret.

Conservatives allow humor into their lives. Libs don't.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (o1eXi)

321 The Daily Daddario just got off social media and feels like she's not worthy anymore = I hear truck driving is fun.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (DMyTF)

She looks kind of too delicate and wispy for that sort of work. Now Gina Carano, she could fight, fuck, drive a truck, and carry out the dead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (tkR6S)

322 What the fvck you doin with Deney Terrio???

"I'm five foot 8 I can't whup a disco's ass."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (0hOvj)

323 My theory: it comes down to self-confidence versus self-assurance.

I would wager that conservatives are far more secure in who they are and their values, which allows them to live peacefully with others who do not ascribe to said values.

Liberals are much less secure and have no real values beyond the next important thing, but are completely sure they are right about everything and are driven mad by those who don't see the world in a similar manner.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (KbCG3)

324 Can we please have more global warming? Asking for a friend who lives in Ohio.

Posted by: MikeG at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (VsUo2)

325 I bet she gives a sloppy topper, though.
Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (o1eXi)

I think we will need some evidence of garrett's knowledge of the "sloppy topper"

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (us2H3)

326
What the fvck you doin with Deney Terrio???
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (iY8R7)



Oh, I get it. You just saw Rocky.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)

327 Ace, thank you for reminding me that I need to quit smoking. I've got the book on my shelf, and need to start reading it.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 22, 2023 02:46 PM (Mzdiz)

328 She looks kind of too delicate and wispy for that sort of work. Now Gina Carano, she could fight, fuck, drive a truck, and carry out the dead.

Early in her career she played a Russian special forces soldier in the Red Alert series.

And...she at least looks more then part then say Scarlett Johanson

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:46 PM (lc5cP)

329 The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points – or 0.25% – amid the banking crisis.

Say goodbye to reginal banks.

This does not make me happy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (DMyTF)


Reginal Banks is Elton John's real name, right??

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:46 PM (iY8R7)

330 >>>I thought the secret to life the universe and everything was 42?

>I thought it was 40 too long?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 02:46 PM (Jg7EG)

331

uh, I-I-I-uh, I..

yeah

Posted by: John Fetterman at March 22, 2023 02:46 PM (vwCZJ)

332 "That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?"

Nobody writes better than you. Allay your fears.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (MvF+J)

333 Hey, there are still three months left until DOCTOR Greta's prediction is untrue!
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (DRSnL)


The would be the REVEREND DOCTOR Greta. Don't put her down with the hoi polloi DOCTORs like Jill.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (GYIa4)

334 What the fvck you doin with Deney Terrio???
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:43 PM (iY8R7)


Oh, I get it. You just saw Rocky.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)


Lillian, get my pistol!

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (DRSnL)

335 Oh, I get it. You just saw Rocky.

That is one of my favorite bits by him, so funny

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (0hOvj)

336 Conservatives are more likely to be patriotic and religious.


This. I have found in my life that those who lack the moral core that comes with a religious influence in their lives are, eventually, miserable. Sad, scolds, vexing people.
A pity.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (anj39)

337 This really is an amazing list of books, demonstrating an incredible breadth and depth among the Moron Horde.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (YIVH2)

The list isn't complete until Debbie Does Dallas is included.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (BdMk6)

338 That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?
Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (BvUNN)

LOL...

You just keep on writing ace, that's what you're good at.

Posted by: browndog channeling The Sundance Kid at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (CCSxw)

339 @295 Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.

----

In my experience, those are the kind of jobs you apply for when you've already got a job, since the hiring process can take up to a year.

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (jP5x+)

340 The CDC might as well cordon off the entire island of Manhattan and declare it a "Clown-Crazy Mental Health Disaster Zone".

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (rj6Yv)

341 My theory: it comes down to self-confidence versus self-assurance.

I would wager that conservatives are far more secure in who they are and their values, which allows them to live peacefully with others who do not ascribe to said values.

Liberals are much less secure and have no real values beyond the next important thing, but are completely sure they are right about everything and are driven mad by those who don't see the world in a similar manner.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (KbCG3)

Conservatives - Happiness comes from within
Libs - Happiness comes from a government program, mandate, unreachable utopian vision.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (PyOKD)

342 You can't trust doctors either, they're all mixed up.
Are you kidding? My proctologist used to be a photographer. Yeah, he took x-rays, told me to bend over and say 'cheese'.

Well, you know my doctor. Dr Vinnie Boombatz. If I gotta will ya, what a doctor. He's really mixed up, he grabbed my knee and told me to cough and hit me in the balls with a hammer.

You know when I was born, after the doctor cut the cord, he hung himself.

Posted by: zombie rodney dangerfield at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (Vwz3I)

343 Well, does explain why they can't tell girls from boys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (AZSch)

344
The list isn't complete until Debbie Does Dallas is included.


How about the sequel Sandra does Sacramento?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (lc5cP)

345 In the movie version of Great Expectations, the actor who played Magwich was a real ham. A ham Magwich.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (ohFNB)

346

If I dress up like a goldfish, will Garrett whack me?

Posted by: Hypnogogic Jerk at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (x6SYe)

347
Lillian, get my pistol!
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (DRSnL)



Lillian.....cannot go outside.....evah...again....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

348 Other peoples misery makes me happy.

Posted by: Cankles at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (M3hSG)

349 Oh, I get it. You just saw Rocky.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)

Lillian, get my pistol!
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:47 PM (DRSnL)


Gus -- why is the fire so big??

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (iY8R7)

350 All the ladies love Colonel Angus.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (yQpMk)

351 "Liberals are much less secure"

They think with their hearts instead of their heads, so mere reality is constantly buffeting and challenging their worldview.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (MvF+J)

352 262 I'm sure the lefty answer is "of course, because conservatives are mostly older white men, and they benefit from every type of privilege!"
Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 02:36 PM (JCZqz)

Guilty as charged. But in my defense, I was born this way.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM

It's odd, because DU assures me conservatives are full of hate and rage, especially because we live in a rapidly changing world where they're losing all their power and privilege!

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (JCZqz)

353 I've always found it depressing that the likes of Yglesias makes money writing his opinion, but there you go.

Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (QpUKb)

354 That's because conservatives are in denial about the oppressive state of the White Supremacist Patriarchy! If you would all accept diversity, inclusiveness and equity and the loving beneficence of Mother Gaia, the you would know true happiness. You Haters and Rapists!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGHHHGGHH!!!

- democrats everywhere

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (qZwVP)

355 That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?
Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (BvUNN)



If you get your own blog, you can do whatever you want.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)

356 >>If I dress up like a goldfish, will Garrett whack me?


No.

But, I will impale you on a hook and use you to catch a bigger and tastier variety of fish.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (o1eXi)

357 323 My theory: it comes down to self-confidence versus self-assurance.

I would wager that conservatives are far more secure in who they are and their values, which allows them to live peacefully with others who do not ascribe to said values.

Liberals are much less secure and have no real values beyond the next important thing, but are completely sure they are right about everything and are driven mad by those who don't see the world in a similar manner.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 02:45 PM (KbCG3)

In the primitive sense, women fear ostracization more than men and so seek continual reassurance that they are within socially approved norms(which they determine by referencing authority figures). Attacking "outsiders" helps insure they remain "insiders". Men can survive more easily when cast out and so there is less psychological distress over the issue. Women once attached to a man through marriage are less susceptible to this pressure since they're less reliant on social acceptance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (eYoxG)

358 All the ladies love Colonel Angus.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (yQpMk)

Yup

Posted by: LL Col A at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (4I/2K)

359
Gus -- why is the fire so big??
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (iY8R7)



Gunny goo goo.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

360 >>> 313 The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points – or 0.25% – amid the banking crisis.

Say goodbye to regional banks.

This does not make me happy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (DMyTF)

Wheeeeeeee!

Posted by: WEF at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (llON8)

361 God and Family And Country. We still believe in all three. We don't blame everyone else for our station in life. We don't care where you stick your junk if they are consenting adults. We don't demand that you believe the same thing. We think there are two sexes. We take pride in working hard v.s. thinking of ways to spend other people's money. We will leave you alone if you leave us alone. We don't think you are bad because of your skin color or sex. We don't think government should, nor is capable of fixing every ill of the world. All these things generally will make you happy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (GDJBM)

362 You just keep on writing ace, that's what you're good at.
Posted by: browndog channeling The Sundance Kid

Ace: Writing the wrongs of a world gone mad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (AZSch)

363 Gus -- why is the fire so big??
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:48 PM (iY8R7)


Oh are we doing Delirious now? Goony goo goo.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (DRSnL)

364 Liberals lack self confidence, that's why they think everyone should be taken care of. If they don't take care of everyone, who will take care of them ? It's the ultimate form of projection.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (NtVYv)

I would argue they are narcissists in ever greater need of control.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (WJpCY)

365 Posted by: zombie rodney dangerfield

LOL, Thanks

Posted by: Lola - free Jacob Chansley at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (GshMh)

366 If you get your own blog, you can do whatever you want.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)



Maybe Chuy will hire him, but he's going to have to step up his game.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (yQpMk)

367 Damn you, Sponge!

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (DRSnL)

368 @321 Now Gina Carano, she could fight, fuck, drive a truck, and carry out the dead.

----

And she did two of those in an episode of The Mandalorian.

She's not the greatest actress, but I still really enjoyed her character in that series.

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (jP5x+)

369 1. What doesn't kill you makes you weaker

2. Always trust your feelings

3. Life is a battle between good people and evil people.
===
Of these three things, almost all of the popular cultural entertainment directed at women features item 2 and 3. Item 3 is in essence the Lifetime channel with good= woman bad people=man. Item 2 is literally every single thing directed at women.

No 1 is not really the issue. I would recast that as the celebration of the victim, the status upgrades awarded to those who have been wronged. thus subsidizing victimhood.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at March 22, 2023 02:51 PM (QqzTD)

370 Damn you, Sponge!
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (DRSnL)



*falls on floor*

*rolls around laughing*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

371 Gunny goo goo.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM


Normal kids don't do shit like that, Gus.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:51 PM (FAGAJ)

372
There are zero shopping days before Ramadan. Plan accordingly for the IED of her dreams. As some assembly is required, please pay careful attention to the blue and red wires.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (enJYY)

373 If I dress up like a goldfish, will Garrett whack me?


What are you carping about?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (yQpMk)

374 Is it that being a leftist makes you miserable and mentally ill, or is it that being miserable and mentally ill makes you a leftists?
==

Either way the result is the same; a miserable and mentally ill leftist.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (17s+e)

375 Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.

To get an Oregon state job, you need to be:

1) related to a current state worker;
2) or, have some relationship with the Oregon Democratic Party
3) or, have so many intersectionality points that they have to hire you - being a neurodiverse Blacktina lefthanded lesbian would be ideal.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (2tUFv)

376 Oh are we doing Delirious now? Goony goo goo.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (DRSnL)


How about even older than that???

"Hey man ya leff ya lights on. I said ya lights is on man. What the fvck, ya blind AND deaf??? Turn of ya fvckin lights!"

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (iY8R7)

377 We say grace
We say ma'am
If you ain't into that
we don't give a damn

Posted by: Hank, Jr. at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (4I/2K)

378 She's not the greatest actress, but I still really enjoyed her character in that series.

She's not particularly pretty either, but she's INTERESTING and keeps your attention on camera. She's good on screen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (0hOvj)

379
Maybe Chuy will hire him, but he's going to have to step up his game.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (yQpMk)



He better watch his back, tho. I hear Lamont The Big Dummy can be a real pain to work with.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

380 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.

Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (kYmXc)

381 Cheers, Lola.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (Vwz3I)

382 The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points – or 0.25% – amid the banking crisis.

Say goodbye to regional banks.

This does not make me happy.
====
What happens when a country nationalizes its banks?

Posted by: Its all part of the plan . . . at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (pL/Yq)

383 "because conservatives are mostly older white men"

We are the last of those who were educated to love America and to value excellence, rather than the exact opposite.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (MvF+J)

384 You can't be a victim if you are happy, healthy and well adjusted. Those things kill their buzz.

How do you generate fawning concern from your peers if they think you don't need it?

Posted by: Orson at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (i4sNK)

385 How about even older than that???

"Hey man ya leff ya lights on. I said ya lights is on man. What the fvck, ya blind AND deaf??? Turn of ya fvckin lights!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM


Hey, man, someone stole your bat'ry.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (FAGAJ)

386 Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.

You get the iron rice bowl, but otherwise those jobs tend to be awful.

Imagine working in an organization where it's impossible to fire anyone.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (2tUFv)

387 Ace, thank you for reminding me that I need to quit smoking. I've got the book on my shelf, and need to start reading it.

quitting smoking is one of the hardest addictions to master. Back in the day it wasn't as bad, (although terribly difficult), because they weren't amping the nicotine load

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (dCxaZ)

388
"Hey man ya leff ya lights on. I said ya lights is on man. What the fvck, ya blind AND deaf??? Turn of ya fvckin lights!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (iY8R7)



"DING! Say man....Someone stole yo battray! I say we go git da mudafucka."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

389 Yeah, that's the one. The one woke girl was SO sure she was smartest and that guy was a knuckle-dragging imbecile

You could just see the condescension dipping from these snowflakes. Liberalism on display.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (Xrfse)

390 Somewhat on topic, I just finished The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson, about the decline of great powers.

One of his points is that the decline starts with stagnation, and the stagnation is always associated with a fall in participation by people in local associations, be they religious, social, or even political. His theory is that as the central government takes over more and more of life, the citizens begin to participate less and less, and eventually nobody takes care of the problems that the government promised to take care of, but are clearly not capable of doing.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (lTGtQ)

391 Here's the secret.

Conservatives allow humor into their lives. Libs don't.
Posted by: garrett

That's not funny!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (AZSch)

392 >>> 375
==
To get an Oregon state job, you need to be:

1) related to a current state worker;
2) or, have some relationship with the Oregon Democratic Party
3) or, have so many intersectionality points that they have to hire you - being a neurodiverse Blacktina lefthanded lesbian would be ideal.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (2tUFv)

What if he *identifies* as all of these things?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (llON8)

393 That I write either barely anything or much too much and never a happy medium?
Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:32 PM (BvUNN)


If you get your own blog, you can do whatever you want.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE'S TELLING ACE TO GET HIS OWN BLOG WHILE COMMENTING ON ACE'S BLOG!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (iY8R7)

394 302 The secret to life: realizing - and believing - that your coordinates are NOT (0,0,0).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 22, 2023 02:42 PM (YqDXo)

aw, c'mon jay...that's MATH.

Posted by: browndog channeling The Sundance Kid at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (CCSxw)

395 How about even older than that???

"Hey man ya leff ya lights on. I said ya lights is on man. What the fvck, ya blind AND deaf??? Turn of ya fvckin lights!"
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (iY8R7)


Boogie in Your Butt.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (DRSnL)

396 "The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points"

Is there another way to tame inflation?

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (MvF+J)

397 There are zero shopping days before Ramadan. Plan accordingly for the IED of her dreams. As some assembly is required, please pay careful attention to the blue and red wires.

Posted by: Divide by Zero
===

For the muzzie that really cares, go to Jihadis.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (17s+e)

398 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.
==
Gee, you mean telling 8 years old that the planet is going to be underwater in 10 years is causing mental health problems?

Posted by: Its all part of the plan . . . at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (pL/Yq)

399 One insight I got from the book is that any addiction is like a physical parasite in the mind, and physical parasites want to protect their own existence. An addiction wants to continue "living;" it doesn't want to die. Or be "killed" by its host.

This is exactly the conclusion that I've come to, although it's more like demonic possession.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (p+1gI)

400 Jane Austen was a genius.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (WJpCY)

401 No Trump Kangaroo Grand Jury meeting today - cancelled. Possibly a meeting on Thursday, but not guaranteed. LOL.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (rj6Yv)

402 380 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.
Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM

Don't worry, we'll lower recruiting standards to make sure they're employable- defending you AND the global world order!

Posted by: General Milley at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (JCZqz)

403 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.

At one point the FNM was pushing out stories that Christians didn't care about destroying the earth/society because they would just get raptured anyway.

This shows no understanding of Christianity, but I think this is just another one of those liberals letting you know what they really think - namely if Global Warming is going to kill us all in a few years there is no harm in having a coke fuel gay orgy or 20 now is there?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (lc5cP)

404 We need hook fo dis. We need a eye catchah.

What a bargain!!!

Dat'll get em buyin chopstick!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (Zz0t1)

405 If I dress up like a goldfish, will Garrett whack me?


What are you carping about?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (yQpMk)

So anyways, $4 a pound.

Posted by: Big Pussy in the fish case in Tony's dream sequence at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (4I/2K)

406
She's not particularly pretty either, but she's INTERESTING and keeps your attention on camera. She's good on screen.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (0hOvj)

I think she is pretty- or can be. She tends towards the beefy and considering her background, unless she leans out for some reason (like a photo shoot), she will reverts that way.

She has charisma, which can be independent of beauty (although beauty does not hurt.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (kGtj5)

407 "DING! Say man....Someone stole yo battray! I say we go git da mudafucka."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)


40+ years ago, and we can still quote the stuff verbatim. That's either sad or awesome!!

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (iY8R7)

408 " One interesting thing about Children of Men is that PD James, who mostly wrote mysteries before this book, correctly predicted that when people stopped having kids they would start treating their pets as kids."

I don't know that it's so much a prediction as a reading of history.

IIRC some early Church Father was complaining about people back then doing the same thing.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (ou9hh)

409 Jane Austen was a genius.
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM


Baldrick: What? Jane Austin is a man?

Blackadder: A huge Yorkshireman with beard like a rhododendron.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (FAGAJ)

410 396 "The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates 25 basis points"

Is there another way to tame inflation?
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (MvF+J)

Well some positive supply shocks could help. Peace in Ukraine for instance. Pushing people on welfare rolls into the workforce.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (eYoxG)

411 Ewoks shouldn't smoke. You can never get the smell out of fur.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (UuD2k)

412
Boogie in Your Butt.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:54 PM (DRSnL)



That's in my rotation.

"Get a hot cup of Brim. Fill it to the rim. And put it in your butt."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

413 40+ years ago, and we can still quote the stuff verbatim. That's either sad or awesome!!
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (iY8R7)



Don't get us going on Carlin, or Cheech and Chong.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (yQpMk)

414 If I dress up like a goldfish, will Garrett whack me?

That's a pretty crappie thing to say.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (GDJBM)

415 I'm so glad that my remaining debt is now interest-free.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (Mzdiz)

416 @378
She's not particularly pretty either, but she's INTERESTING and keeps your attention on camera. She's good on screen.

----

Agreed. I always got the feeling that Carano was having fun playing her character, and that fun transmitted through the screen to the viewer.

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (jP5x+)

417 402 380 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.
Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM

Don't worry, we'll lower recruiting standards to make sure they're employable- defending you AND the global world order!
Posted by: General Milley at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (JCZqz)

Btw, do you know why the earth continues to warm at an alarming rate? It's because all of you, yes, all of you, were born with the wrong genitals!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (KbCG3)

418 Say goodbye to reginal banks.

This does not make me happy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:44 PM (DMyTF)
++++
Maybe some of them, if they are way too long on fixed-rate assets that are now lower market value.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (t0OGg)

419 We need hook fo dis. We need a eye catchah.

What a bargain!!!

Dat'll get em buyin chopstick!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM


Chopsticks, 29 cents? What a bargain! That is a bargain for me!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (FAGAJ)

420 40+ years ago, and we can still quote the stuff verbatim. That's either sad or awesome!!
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (iY8R7)



Life, or GET a life. YOU be the judge.

LMFAO!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (Zz0t1)

421
What happens when a country nationalizes its banks?

Posted by: Its all part of the plan . . . at March 22, 2023 02:53 PM


Have no fear at all... your mortgage, car loans, etc are safe and will continue to be collected. Any money on deposit will be safely and securely redistributed. To someone, not you.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (enJYY)

422 402 380 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.
Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM

Don't worry, we'll lower recruiting standards to make sure they're employable- defending you AND the global world order! 'and murdering seditionists in the beds- they're the REAL threats!'
Posted by: General Milley at March 22, 2023 02:55 PM (JCZqz)

FIFY.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (kGtj5)

423 This is exactly the conclusion that I've come to, although it's more like demonic possession.

In many ways, it is. It robs you of your soul. Trust me, I've been there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (Xrfse)

424 Watch for city, state, and county jobs. It's my understanding that if you can get one of those gigs you never have to worry about anything ever again.
===

They say that Kalifornia doesn't make millionaires. I disagree every person that gets a government job here becomes a multimillionaire.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (17s+e)

425 Don't get us going on Carlin, or Cheech and Chong.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (yQpMk)


I had a lot of fun having a boss named Dave, when he wasn't there.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (DRSnL)

426
That's a pretty crappie thing to say.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (GDJBM)



You better cover your bass, tho.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

427 Gurta Thornbutt made a pretty good career out of being a chubby retard.

Posted by: wth at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (v0R5T)

428 That's in my rotation.

"Get a hot cup of Brim. Fill it to the rim. And put it in your butt."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)


Mystery click if Sponge ever guest hosts an ONT

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (iY8R7)

429 One day I put my head in the oven, then started sobbing uncontrollably after a few minutes when I remembered it's not a gas range.

Posted by: Highly depressed conservative at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (B0ahs)

430 I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl--but maybe conservatives shouldn't be so happy. It is increasingly looking like we're looking at the next few millennia will feature control of the world by China, at best, and by antifa types at worst.

Not all of us are accountants who believe things will be just fine as long as we can still go to Trisha Yearwood concerts.

Posted by: Ken at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (c9npU)

431 "You always think you're correct (good)" has always seemed to me to be a lame criticism. Everybody thinks they are correct (good.) Only conmen, deceivers and devils advocates will argue against what they actually think is correct.

Another one is "Well then why are you the only person here who believes that? You must be wrong." Which confuses the popularity of a proposition with its validity.

Seen em both here.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (MvF+J)

432
Chopsticks, 29 cents? What a bargain! That is a bargain for me!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 02:57 PM (FAGAJ)



I TOL' YOU!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

433 I'm thinking rates have either peaked or near so and am now starting to look at moves with an eye towards them being flat or declining going forward.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (eYoxG)
++++
I'll take the other side of that bet. The funds rate is still sub 5%. It needs to go a lot further than it has.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (t0OGg)

434 It is! Want to buy a toothbrush?

Posted by: Just the Punchline at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (yQpMk)

435 You have 30 days to pay for papa's funeral or up he comes!

Posted by: Me, Myself and Irene at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (3Or4S)

436 Balance of Nature

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (63Dwl)

437 I don't think testosterone is the secret.

I'm on Orgovyx, a testosterone reducer for another two months after radiation, and am rolling a big fat 11 for testosterone on bloodwork.

Still happy, still smiling.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (uLr+K)

438 Fifty-five percent (55%) of all voters say they believe it’s at least somewhat likely that Republican politicians in Washington DC worked secretly with Democrats to keep Donald Trump from being reelected in 2020.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (DMyTF)

439 >>I'll take the other side of that bet. The funds rate is still sub 5%. It needs to go a lot further than it has.


Unfortunately, yes.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (o1eXi)

440
Mystery click if Sponge ever guest hosts an ONT
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (iY8R7)


HA!

But now you've mentioned it, I'd have to go with this one......

https://youtu.be/iWa-6g-TbgI

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

441 Baldrick: What? Jane Austin is a man?

Blackadder: A huge Yorkshireman with beard like a rhododendron.


Hello... Bob

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (0hOvj)

442 I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl--but maybe conservatives shouldn't be so happy. It is increasingly looking like we're looking at the next few millennia will feature control of the world by China, at best, and by antifa types at worst.


Posted by: Ken



I have good news and bad news. It isn't going to be China.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (lTGtQ)

443 Federal Reserve officials expect the unemployment rate to reach 4.5 percent by the end of 2023 as interest rate hikes slow the economy, according to projections released Wednesday. That’s an uptick from the current 3.6 percent unemployment rate, indicating that Fed officials predict that millions of Americans could lose their jobs this year as the U.S. economy grapples with higher interest rates and the aftereffects of a banking crisis. However, the jobless figure is lower than the Fed’s 4.6 percent estimate released in December.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (RHGPo)

444 Brut! By Faberge....you cheap muthafuckers...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (FAGAJ)

445 433 I'm thinking rates have either peaked or near so and am now starting to look at moves with an eye towards them being flat or declining going forward.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:41 PM (eYoxG)
++++
I'll take the other side of that bet. The funds rate is still sub 5%. It needs to go a lot further than it has.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (t0OGg)

Needs to go vs will go are two different things.

Though the Fed has been bolder than I was originally predicting.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (eYoxG)

446 You have 30 days to pay for papa's funeral or up he comes!
Posted by: Me, Myself and Irene at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (3Or4S)

That statement qualifies as a grave threat of bodily harm.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (rj6Yv)

447 I TOL' YOU!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)


"I don't know what time it is and I'm cold."

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (iY8R7)

448 Gurta Thornbutt made a pretty good career out of being a chubby retard.
Posted by: wth at March 22, 2023 02:58 PM (v0R5T)



She's a DOCTOR now! She should be Surgeon General!!!


- - - Dumb Harpies On The View

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (Zz0t1)

449 438 Fifty-five percent (55%) of all voters say they believe it’s at least somewhat likely that Republican politicians in Washington DC worked secretly with Democrats to keep Donald Trump from being reelected in 2020.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (DMyTF)

Those people are idiots, there was nothing secret about it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (UuD2k)

450 When you believe that happiness is jizzing in Jazz' stomach hole everything looks up from there.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (3Or4S)

451 "Get a hot cup of Brim. Fill it to the rim. And put it in your butt."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)


Dammit, now that song is stuck in my head. Totally my own fault.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (DRSnL)

452
Commie cocksuckers are depressed because happy conservatives don't just drop dead due to some horribly painful and mutilating disease.

Plus, conservatives are mostly heavily armed so trying to shoot them in the back of the neck to speed up the process is kinda dangerous.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (n+4am)

453 Federal Reserve officials expect the unemployment rate to reach 4.5 percent by the end of 2023 as interest rate hikes slow the economy, according to projections released Wednesday. That’s an uptick from the current 3.6 percent unemployment rate, indicating that Fed officials predict that millions of Americans could lose their jobs this year as the U.S. economy grapples with higher interest rates and the aftereffects of a banking crisis. However, the jobless figure is lower than the Fed’s 4.6 percent estimate released in December.

Posted by: SMOD



And it is all going to be regional bankers, woohoo!

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (lTGtQ)

454 I'm old enough to remember when 4.5 percent UE was considered Full Employment.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (yQpMk)

455 Those people are idiots, there was nothing secret about it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (UuD2k)

We watched it- in real time! Hey, we and five other states are going to shut down counting because.... reasons.


'We finally got him!!!!! Yay!!!!'
-some dumb scrunt

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (kGtj5)

456 Commie cocksuckers are depressed because happy conservatives don't just drop dead due to some horribly painful and mutilating disease.

I remember how mad the left was when it turned out COVID wasn't mass killing conservatives.

Like Michael Moore on 9/11 wishing jihadis would focus on killing people in the south.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 03:02 PM (lc5cP)

457 Balance of Nature
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2023 02:59 PM (63Dwl)
.......

Relaxium

Posted by: wth at March 22, 2023 03:02 PM (v0R5T)

458
"I don't know what time it is and I'm cold."
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (iY8R7)



"Leah told me you put your dick in the sink? Well, why you put it in there? That the new thing now, walkin around, wearin short dresses, sniffin cocaine, put your dick in the sink?"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

459 nood hillary gets dumped

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 03:02 PM (Vwz3I)

460
Dammit, now that song is stuck in my head. Totally my own fault.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 03:01 PM (DRSnL)



This is what's known in the industry as a "self-own."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

461 BTW, all this catastrophizing is also going on in the school system. They're literally pumping out mentally ill nihilists every year by the millions.
Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 02:52 PM (kYmXc)


Very much this!

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 03:03 PM (BdMk6)

462 "I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl--but maybe conservatives shouldn't be so happy. It is increasingly looking like we're looking at the next few millennia will feature control of the world by China, at best, and by antifa types at worst."

Why is that a cause for sadness? Are you trying to stomp on the dreams of everyone who would love the chance to shoot and oppressive authority that was stupid enough to put itself within targeting range?

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 22, 2023 03:03 PM (ou9hh)

463 "I don't know what time it is and I'm cold."
Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM


Baby, why you put yo dick in the sink?

That the new thing, now, running around sniffin' cocaine, wearin' short dresses and puttin' yo dick in the sink? That's nasty, baby...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 03:03 PM (FAGAJ)

464 just remember that the libs are only at the beginning of the list of things that they know will make the righty's head explode

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 03:03 PM (us2H3)

465 Irish spring made for a man but I like it too.... oops.

Posted by: Michaelle Obama at March 22, 2023 03:04 PM (17s+e)

466 Needs to go vs will go are two different things.

Though the Fed has been bolder than I was originally predicting.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (eYoxG)
++++
I tend to defer to history when it comes to the Fed. The Fed plays games and plays politics up until the moment that the dollar is seriously threatened. Then it drops everything, tells the government and political parties to fuck off, and defends the dollar. It was a 100% track record of doing this, and I expect them to keep doing it this time, too.

If they don't - if they back off due to politics at the risk of losing control of the dollar - then we're in uncharted waters.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 03:04 PM (t0OGg)

467 NOOD HIllary and Chelsea Poop

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 03:05 PM (ynpvh)

468 Geez ace, that is some Moebius level navel gazing they are engaged in. Do that for long enough and you'll turn inside out.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 03:05 PM (ykeLU)

469 It's pretty natural for women to want other people to take care of them. Societies have been built around women being in the care of their fathers and then husbands for millennia.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:18 PM (eYoxG)

Sure, but now they join the leftists who rather than have a safe home to run, children to focus thought outside themselves they are pressured to kill the children and fed more crises.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 22, 2023 03:05 PM (eoQWY)

470 nood hillary gets dumpIER
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 03:02 PM (Vwz3I)

Posted by: wth at March 22, 2023 03:05 PM (v0R5T)

471 The real threat of depression comes from social media and online social networks. It looks like libs and women are the first groups of each political side to get overwhelmed with political causes which lead to an external locus of control and thus depression.

Posted by: jimm at March 22, 2023 03:05 PM (g19P3)

472 Cankles is probaby happier than 99% of Americans
==
That is a low bar. And yet I still disagree. Probably the most leftist, psychopathic of female lawyers to walk the earth. It is literally impossible for her to be happier than anyone. If she realizes there may be someone unhappier than her, she will sink lower. She is competitively unhappy. In fact, her main competitor for title of unhappiest woman, is Michele Obama. It is the one reason why Michele Obama might deign to run one day. So she can lose, and complain that she lost because of misogyn AND racism, and thus eclipse Hillary in the unhappiness olympics.

Posted by: Its detestable because its true at March 22, 2023 03:07 PM (JFPCN)

473

BITCHES!

Posted by: Greta Foulcleft at March 22, 2023 03:07 PM (x6SYe)

474 However, the jobless figure is lower than the Fed’s 4.6 percent estimate released in December.
Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 03:00 PM (RHGPo)

The main reason the numbers will or won't reach some threshold is what lie factor they put into the statistics. The true rate is high, because they just leave off those who they don't care about counting.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 22, 2023 03:08 PM (eoQWY)

475 Catastrophizing in order to get what they want. Basically give me what I want and I won't kill myself. My response would be "you're offer is accepted". The elite left would be fine as more dead leads to a lesser carbon footprint. Win -win

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 22, 2023 03:10 PM (udCMm)

476 "I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl--but maybe conservatives shouldn't be so happy. It is increasingly looking like we're looking at the next few millennia will feature control of the world by China, at best, and by antifa types at worst."

Antifa has lost every skirmish, including those where our side was disarmed and they weren't, and are protected by the police. They aren't a threat at all, its those backing them.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 22, 2023 03:10 PM (eoQWY)

477 5 years by Bowie was a great song but that is all it was, A song.

Posted by: Nicholas bill at March 22, 2023 03:11 PM (p3h9z)

478
" One interesting thing about Children of Men is that PD James, who mostly wrote mysteries before this book, correctly predicted that when people stopped having kids they would start treating their pets as kids."



The thing I found interesting is that there were several feminist reviewers bitching about how misogynistic the film was... and it was obvious from what they were writing that they thought PD James was a man.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023 03:11 PM (n+4am)

479 Re: has a doctor ever told you that you have a mental health condition?

*******

Given the state of the mental health industry I might phrase this question a bit differently.

When was the last time that a person was evaluated by a mental health professional (mental health clinic) and did NOT come away with a coded DSM diagnosis? When I say that there is a code for everything, I mean everything. Even things that are not really a thing. Hell, there's probably a code for "Normative Personality Disorder".

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 03:13 PM (ykeLU)

480 I had panic until I cured it by both klonopin and confronation therapy (forcing myself to be in the situations that caused me panic). That was, I guess, a "mental illness" of a kind...?

Posted by: ace at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (BvUNN)


Confrontation therapy is just Skinnerism, been around for a long time. Because it works, better than talking about your childhood or other navel gazing would.

Mental illness? Not so much. "Issue" is a better word.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 22, 2023 03:17 PM (FCbAQ)

481 The NDA was a joke, as it had several provisions that were utterly unenforceable, but it included a provision that if any provision is unenforceable, the others stood alone.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 02:38 PM (RHGPo)

******

Severability.

Posted by: EFG at March 22, 2023 03:19 PM (Ae67h)

482 Conservatives also are more likely to live rural lives, which means less dealing with other humans generally and less dealing with feral humans burning, raping and stealing everything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 03:21 PM (hKbLg)

483 Being in a highly conservative clan (a pretty big one) is also conducive to mental ease.

Definitely had a good effect on my brother and I, we were raised in accord with all the values so derided now as were our children and their offspring.

None of us did drugs had issues with the law, etc. We were/are quite well adjusted kids and adults, with only the normal hell raising.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 22, 2023 03:30 PM (KATBx)

484 The left hates Love.
They only understand Love in a romantic sense, and cannot grasp that true Love is of the Divine; it is eternal.
They hate those that believe that Love is God.
It drives them batshit-crazy that the history of the western world has been guided by Judeo Christian belief (especially this nation, with We the People endowed by the Creator)...
They try to force their God-less lifestyle upon all the rest of humanity, and seek to destroy anything based on Love (God), for in their minds the God of Love does not exist.
Therefore, you can't have your life based on this "imaginary" belief system.
You will be forced, one way or another, to live THEIR God-less lifestyle, for in their minds THIS IS ALL THERE IS, AND YOU BIBLE-THUMPING CRAZIES ARE WRONG!!!
They see only the here and now, and it makes them bitter that they only have this short time on earth, and even more bitter that the western systems of the last 1,000 years have been structured by those who believe. This is why "God-less communism" has always appealed to them, and why each new insanity embraced by the left must be defended at all costs...because it shoves Godlessness in the faces of the faithful.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at March 22, 2023 03:36 PM (gAuAm)

485 You'd be better off talking to a Catholic priest, or even a cab driver or a bartender!
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 02:16 PM (8st8O)


The priests at my parish are great confessors. They always have something pretty insightful to say.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 22, 2023 03:41 PM (pJWtt)

486 >>>They want you to forget that in 2018, they said we only had five years to save the world.
For those of you with an Ace-level of mathematical skill, that means the earth ended in January 2023.

Thank you for working out the math problem.

Posted by: m at March 22, 2023 04:19 PM (hWiTk)

487 Conservatives don't sit up all night worrying about the Polar Bears which are Plentiful and we know the Arctic Terns travel from Pole to Pole and see more then Greenpeace dose

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 22, 2023 05:12 PM (wGqjj)

488 I think i can answer the headline question pretty quickly.

The left is constantly striving for a perfect, utopian existence, and failing miserably, mainly because life is far more complex than they could ever possibly comprehend. They fuel desire for the "progress" towards these utopia ideals, by convincing everyone around them that everything is complete shit, always, all the time, and that the world is unfair and coming to an end any day, unless we start tearing out fences for change!

The right, on the other hand, recognizes that the world is unfair, harsh, and shitty, and that we shouldn't be scrambling to make things worse by constantly ripping out fences without knowing why they're there. They see a harsh world, accept it for what it is, and proceed with CAUTION to make sure that they aren't going to actively make it worse by screwing with the fences.

That second approach to life is far more successful. You recognize that things won't be wine and roses all the time, and prepare yourself to deal with that, instead of agitating for free wine and roses for all and then melting down when reality shows you how naiive you are

Posted by: Goober at March 23, 2023 12:23 PM (Hgvgt)

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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
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Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
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They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
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Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
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Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
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John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
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