American Spectator: Are We Ever Going to See Evidence That Kevin D. Williamson is a Serious Intellectual and Great Writer, Or Will We Just Have to Take His Soyboy Beta Orbiters' Word for It?

Hey, I remember when nonsequitor vulgarities and idiotic Twitterspeak were considered funny!

It was from 2003 to 2010.

I guess conservatives do yearn for an idealized past -- including the fake ones.

Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys, yo!

This is a funny thing about Williamson's book: he spends pages talking about the importance of culture and the lamentable philistinism of the masses but trades heavily in swear words and toilet humor. The book opens with a quote by Leo Strauss, who said:

'The Greeks had a beautiful word for "vulgarity"; they called it apeirokalia, lack of experience in things beautiful.'

The following pages contain jokes and arguments revolving around animal masturbation, animal defecation, human masturbation, vomit, sex toys, testicles and Caravaggio's 'bony cannelloni'.

...

It does not help that Williamsonís insults are so often lazy. Ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill is described as a 'mush-brained half-literate assclown', a 'cretin' and an 'asshole', which are the kind of devastating witticisms that your alcoholic uncle might come up with to describe his ex-wife's new husband....

The strange thing is that I have heard a lot of people claim that even if you do not like Williamson's opinions you have to respect his prose. There are nice flourishes here and there. None of them, however, could make up for his use of the phrase 'dumbasstical shitweasels', which appeared in a paragraph like a dead cockroach in an otherwise passable slice of cake. Bizarrely, Williamson adds a footnote clarifying that by 'dumbasstical shitweasel' he means an 'ordinary constituent of the demos.' If you are going to deride the intelligence of the average man, which can often be justifiably done, do not use a phrase so artless and childish.

This guy is saying that the average member of the demos -- demos meaning "the people," so the average member of the public -- is a "dumasstic shitweasel"?

Should they all just die, I wonder?

The reviewer notes the central problem with Kevin D. Williamson: He's a would-be elitist who mocks the non-elites for not being smart like the elites.

But are the elites smart? Does the dumbtasstic shitweasel Kevin D. Williamson having anything beyond average intelligence, superior self-regard, and very superior contempt for everyone else?

Say what you like about 'neoreactionary' thinker Mencius Moldbug, but when he took his stand against democracy he came with his own powerful if eccentric alternative. Williamson just grouses about the demos. We can agree, of course, that you should not idealize 'the people' when it contains so many embittered iconoclasts, paranoid pattern-seekers and tedious midwits. But we also have to accept that it was not the masses who came up with harebrained schemes like the Iraq war. It is not the masses who got rich off other peopleís crippling opioid addictions. It is not the masses who enabled Jeffrey Epstein. Mocking the hoi polloi has its charms, but if you are going to be an elitist then a far more difficult endeavor would be making a case for a better elite.

But he can't do that. He seems like a man who is hateful about his own modest origins, and who only dreams of climbing the social ladder into upper middle class, or "elite" (in quotes), respectability.

How can he criticize the group that represents his life's ambition?


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:33 PM




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1 Nah. His thinking sucks and he is all retarded.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:34 PM (u82oZ)

2 So he is kinda like Obama.

Posted by: Czech Chick at August 12, 2019 05:36 PM (J9wxX)

3 How are your GAINZZ holding up, Ace?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:36 PM (u82oZ)

4 Ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill is described as a 'mush-brained half-literate assclown', ...

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Well, he's no Ace ...

Posted by: ShainS -- find me at 88 Shades of Spades HQ at August 12, 2019 05:37 PM (qGehY)

5 I don't think I've ever even heard of this guy. He must be a big fish in the shrinking Twitter pond.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:37 PM (vkS2Z)

6 You

Posted by: Ha at August 12, 2019 05:37 PM (MAstk)

7 6 You
Posted by: Ha at August 12, 2019 05:37 PM (MAstk)

Tarzan, me Jane.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:38 PM (vkS2Z)

8 Czech Chick

Wafted on the wave of unearned affirmative action and sucking a bowling ball down a wiring conduit, pbho went much further than Kevin D. Williamson could ever dream.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:38 PM (u82oZ)

9 >>>3 How are your GAINZZ holding up, Ace?


not well. I'm not exercising at all and in the past two weeks I've dropped the Intermittent Fasting part of my regime, with predictable results.


Thanks for asking. I have to stop being so lazy and stupid.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

10 how about yo' GAINZZZZ?

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

11 Wow, lessons in culture from a guy who hits women at the opera!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (cfSRQ)

12 Thanks for asking. I have to stop being so lazy and stupid.
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

You're neither.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (vkS2Z)

13 basically, you can tell when I've got no GAINZZZ because I suddenly get very quiet about the whole subject of GAINZZZ.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

14 Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:38 PM (vkS2Z)


Thanks for cleaning that up.

Posted by: Ha at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (MAstk)

15 GAINZZZ? What are GAINZZZ?

What are you, a cop?

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

16 Ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (p0A33)

17 I'm fasting today because, seriously, this is dumb.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

18 Kathysaysso.. now there's a name I haven't seen in quite awhile! How are ya!!??

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (dUJdY)

19 KW's entertaining to read. I don't know how we got to where we have to agree with everything someone says to read their work.

He is a world class horse's ass, though. A LandPufferfish.

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (35Slc)

20 10
how about yo' GAINZZZZ?

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

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Doing well. Exercise is the key. I hold the diet constant and pushed up activity.

I did a couple of short (12ish hour) fasts to break through to my goal. I always seem to stall out at 180 and so I'm pulling out the stops to punch through.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

21 not well. I'm not exercising at all and in the past two weeks I've dropped the Intermittent Fasting part of my regime, with predictable results.


Thanks for asking. I have to stop being so lazy and stupid.
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

Same here, ace. Back on the wagon today!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (Ez6QX)

22 To be fair,he didn't hit her he just threw her phone.

Posted by: steevy at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (l9mVC)

23 13 basically, you can tell when I've got no GAINZZZ because I suddenly get very quiet about the whole subject of GAINZZZ.
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

Get your ferritin checked. Maybe you're suffering from iron overload. Stops weight loss. Increases fatigue.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:41 PM (vkS2Z)

24 Ace, I don't live with you so I don't know if you're lazy or not, but dumb you definitely aren't.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 05:42 PM (dUJdY)

25 >>>12 Thanks for asking. I have to stop being so lazy and stupid.
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

You're neither.

....

thank your for saying that. BUT, here's the thing: I have a regime which I have learned works, and is not that hard to maintain. In fact, all it requires is some keeping-it-in-mind and a small amount of willpower.

So when I just stop doing it because chicken parm is good, what is that? That's lazy and stupid.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:42 PM (PbpT7)

26 kathysaysso

I was raised on Edgar Rice Burroughs, but I like this Scandi bubblegum song. A lot.

https://tinyurl.com/9npkdtu

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:42 PM (u82oZ)

27 These extraordinary and uncharacteristic turns of phrase on Williamson's part are due to an intractable bath salts habit.

Posted by: kallisto at August 12, 2019 05:43 PM (XGabL)

28 He's an IYI...Intellectual Yet Idiot, a term coined by the great Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

He's also an "intellectual"--which is a not celebratory term--redefined by another great, Thomas Sowell. His exceptional book, Intellectuals and Society outline the characteristics. A very good read.

Both terms refer to those individuals who make their living with words and are generally full of shit.

Posted by: squeakywheel at August 12, 2019 05:43 PM (TpZ98)

29 All the classy guys - erudite types, who know Greek and drop in "demos" where you could just use "people" - lose their shit when a woman has her phone out at the opera.

It's a sign of superior breeding.

Like his vast waistline.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:43 PM (cfSRQ)

30 >>>Get your ferritin checked. Maybe you're suffering from iron overload. Stops weight loss. Increases fatigue.


nope! It's not that.

I think it's just a mental thing. When I'm getting GAINZZZ of some sort, it encourages me and gets me interested to keep getting them.

When I go off the regime for a couple of weeks, I stop getting GAINZZZZ, and my interest in the subject just falls.

People tend to think about their health when they're improving it and not thnk about it when they're diminishing it -- and vice versa.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:44 PM (PbpT7)

31 So when I just stop doing it because chicken parm is good, what is that? That's lazy and stupid.

You're human ace. I mean who can pass up chicken parm for Heavens sake?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 05:45 PM (dUJdY)

32 Good boy, FBI! That's a good boy!

But I'm still not giving you your bullet back.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 12, 2019 05:45 PM (pUDQf)

33 Re: GAINZZZZZ -- I'm 5 lb below High School weight and could probably lose at most 10 more. Absolutely stunning how much muscle I've lost over the past 40 years, despite exercising regularly.


I really need to build muscle, but on my OMAD low-carb diet for three months now, I just don't seem to have the energy to get into lifting intensely and regularly.

Posted by: ShainS -- find me at 88 Shades of Spades HQ at August 12, 2019 05:46 PM (h0xYE)

34 (wait, chicken porn? What the hell?)

(re-reads)

(oh, okay)

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Eight Has No Home Here at August 12, 2019 05:46 PM (A8W5E)

35 My GAINZZ consist of eating scrumptious chocolate cake with milk for breakfast and dinner appetizer.

Posted by: kallisto at August 12, 2019 05:46 PM (XGabL)

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at August 12, 2019 05:46 PM (b0PgQ)

37 >>>You're human ace. I mean who can pass up chicken parm for Heavens sake?


Well I used to. When I mean is, I made 8 low-carb chicken parms. Good for one meal a day. Maybe two.

But.... so I had three the first day I made them.

And then instead of holding to the IF and eating later in the day, the next morning I woke up and said, "OOh, time for chicken parm."

I'm just overeating and then eating outside IF time windows because I'm dumb. Screwing up my big plan for this summer. (Fast, maintain, then fast again.)

anyway, now that I've said all this, it makes it easier (I think) to do it. I've made a public commitment, I mean.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (PbpT7)

38 In his defense, Marc Lamont Hill *is* a mush-brained half-literate assclown.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (/BgZy)

39 Rarely is a man better summed up by his Wiki page than Kevin Williamson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_D._Williamson

It's as sparse as a Nevada desert because he has neither real fans nor real accomplishments. And after getting a couple books put out by legitimate publishers, he's been confined to the conservative ghettos ever since because...you know...nobody's willing to pay to read his crap.

He's basically a guy who made himself into a middling journalist and author and then tried to jump on the wingnut welfare train as a meaner P.J. O'Rourke or manlier George Will. Lots of attitude. Little ability.

Mike

Posted by: MBunge at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (7Nkan)

40 People tend to think about their health when they're
improving it and not thnk about it when they're diminishing it -- and
vice versa.





Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:44 PM (PbpT7)

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Sounds like you need to find a stable equilibrium.

Up and down ain't healthy.

Keep it up and you'll look like Kevin Williamson, though at least you'll never be that stupid.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (cfSRQ)

41 eating at 1 am and then again at 11 am is... not IF.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (PbpT7)

42 IF really works, partly just because it limits the meals you have in a day.

As one guy put it: One meal a day: lose weight.

Two meals a day: maintain weight.

Three meals a day: Gain weight.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:48 PM (PbpT7)

43 ace

It sounds like you are doing OK.

It takes an awful lot to reset the body's vision of what you should be.

On my break from AoSHQ I ate as much of small portions of great food I could, nothing between meals, and only water to drink. Plus I walked a lot, eschewed elevators, and used an excellent gym. I lost 7 pounds, and I had a good base of muscles from using new (to me) machines.

Alas. The mean has returned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:48 PM (u82oZ)

44 lol.. I think you're confusing dumb with willpower ace.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 05:49 PM (dUJdY)

45 It's kind of sad - if Williamson didn't hate himself, his family, and his upbringing so much, he could have been a lot like Joe Bob Briggs, and I can see the potential for some enjoyable riffing there. But Joe Bob is happy in who he is, and never forgot where he came from, and Joe Bob doesn't hate his audience, he laughs along with them.

Wiliamson has never ever been able to do that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 12, 2019 05:49 PM (Kpl3J)

46
GAINZZZ? What are GAINZZZ?

what are you writtin' a book or sumptin?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 05:50 PM (O5bec)

47 >>>44 lol.. I think you're confusing dumb with willpower ace.


they're more similar than different. If you do something you know is dumb because it feels good in the moment, are you weak-minded or just very foolish?

You can call it either one, or both.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:50 PM (PbpT7)

48 I know not a single person who has ever bought a book by this guy, let alone heard of him.

I put him in the same category as many others: some people need to take a loss for tax purposes and invest in obvious losers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 12, 2019 05:50 PM (pUDQf)

49 The cake's icing was a hard crust, like a very very thin candy bar. Homemade. Now about to dig into some buffalo mozzarella and italian bread, with sliced garden 'maters. I LOVE SUMMER

Posted by: kallisto at August 12, 2019 05:50 PM (XGabL)

50 ps, IF works.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:51 PM (PbpT7)

51 https://tinyurl.com/9npkdtu
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:42 PM (u82oZ)

Ha ha ha! Lock me in a room with that playing for 24 hours, and I'd vote Democrat to get out of there! But that Tarzan song reminded me of this one that hasn't entered my mind in years: https://tinyurl.com/ctlorwz

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 05:51 PM (vkS2Z)

52

I like GAINZZZZZ burgers!

Posted by: Average dog at August 12, 2019 05:51 PM (aKsyK)

53
He's basically a guy who made himself into a
middling journalist and author and then tried to jump on the wingnut
welfare train as a meaner P.J. O'Rourke or manlier George Will. Lots of
attitude. Little ability.



Mike

Posted by: MBunge at August 12, 2019 05:47 PM (7Nkan)

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He writes derivative crap and pretends its some sort of unique insight. He's like Goldberg and French, all of whom write book-length columns based on deeper thinkers but fancy themselves intellectuals.

Oh, and they always, always use a foreign word (with pronunciation, of course) when a good English one will do. They do this because if they said in plain English, no one would bat an eye. Instead they'd say: "Well, duh. What are you, stupid?"

Like Goldberg (but not French) Williamson also wants to show he's hip and cool so he uses potty mouth because that's what Big Boys do. (David French isn't a Big Boy, and when he swears, his wife hits him with a wooden spoon.)

Just another useless tool.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:53 PM (cfSRQ)

54 I look down on the dumbasstic members of the canos, the dog boy polloi.

Posted by: an Elite Dog with its nose up its own ass at August 12, 2019 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

55 >>>He's basically a guy who made himself into a
middling journalist and author and then tried to jump on the wingnut
welfare train as a meaner P.J. O'Rourke or manlier George Will. Lots of
attitude. Little ability.

lol. yeah.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

56 Too be fair, Marc Lamot Hill is a mush-brained half literate assclown.


Willaimson is just another pretentious douchebag. The DC media is top heavy with them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 05:54 PM (ZLI7S)

57 I know not a single person who has ever bought a book by this guy, let alone heard of him.



I put him in the same category as many others: some people need to take a loss for tax purposes and invest in obvious losers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 12, 2019 05:50 PM (pUDQf)

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They used to make money when their author circle-jerk would give glowing reviews and people didn't know that The Weekly Standard and National Review were fake conservatives.

But now that the grift is exposed, yeah, they pretty much get to polish Lucky Pierre's apple.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:54 PM (cfSRQ)

58 The guy was born and raised in Amarillo Texas, his hatred for the "hayseeds" is deeply pathological and bespeaks of a diseased mind.


Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (HKEA4)

59 Dissenting opinion: I read just about everything KW writes, and respect his point of view. Haven't bought this book, but plan to.

He is a good voice to hear, even if you don't agree with everything he says, and is bold in the face of criticism. He doesn't apologize much, or at all, IIRC -- He has yet to retract his description of Donald Trump as a witless ape, AFAIK.


Posted by: Sweet Lou at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (4DuI9)

60 These clowns so desperately want to be adored by the cool kids. It's middle age high school. Pathetic.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (FiUMj)

61
In his defense, Marc Lamont Hill *is* a mush-brained half-literate assclown.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer


That's DOCTOR mush-brained half-literate assclown Marc Lamont (big dummy) Hill !

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (aKsyK)

62 I've always maintained a "healthy" weight (150-160 for a 5'11" dude), mostly because I've been doing IF my whole life more or less without even realizing it.

I just called it "not eating breakfast and/or lunch many days"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (Ct55T)

63 He doesn't apologize much, or at all, IIRC -- He has yet to retract his description of Donald Trump as a witless ape, AFAIK.
Posted by: Sweet Lou


Inability to admit or learn from mistakes is not exactly a selling point.

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at August 12, 2019 05:56 PM (AM1GF)

64 He's an IYI...Intellectual Yet Idiot, a term coined by the great Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

... who would know.

I gave up on Taleb when he blocked Razib Khan.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 12, 2019 05:56 PM (/Ioag)

65 kathysaysso

Thanks!

Never saw that before. LOL.

But once is enough.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 05:56 PM (u82oZ)

66 Ace, I could swear you've mentioned this in the past -- was listening to a local chiropractor on the radio talking about aromatase. Apparently it is produced by fat cells, so the fatter you are the more you produce.


It essentially causes the creation of more estrogen in men and more testosterone in women. Of course, this immediately brought to mind the #NeverTrump cucks ...

Posted by: ShainS -- find me at 88 Shades of Spades HQ at August 12, 2019 05:57 PM (V3cHU)

67 58 The guy was born and raised in Amarillo Texas, his hatred for the "hayseeds" is deeply pathological and bespeaks of a diseased mind.


Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (HKEA4)

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Go to NYC, DC, SF and the most virulent leftists are all from small town/city America. Their entire lives are basically about seeking revenge for not being one of the cool kids while growing up. I'll show you Chad and Stacy!!!!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 05:57 PM (FiUMj)

68 Pottymouth Elitist? He must be a Democrat.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (I5SAg)

69 I have more contempt for KW than he has for me - if that's possible.

If he was on fire I would strew combustible rubbish around his feet.

*spits*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (LpklP)

70 But are the elites smart? Does the dumbtasstic shitweasel Kevin D. Williamson having anything beyond average intelligence, superior self-regard, and very superior contempt for everyone else?

I think Tucker Carlson calls it the "Meritocracy Without Merit" and that is pretty spot on. I suspect Williamson is of above-average intelligence, but probably not significantly so.

Williamson, however, has a far bigger problem than his pedestrian intellect. His problem is that he's an immoral monster who would happily see vast tracts of the country die off. He has *advocated* for the same. In his article that was the genesis of my visceral hatred of Williamson (it was previously mere contempt) - The Father-Fuhrer - he flat-out called the white working class "morally indefensible."

If they move away and go learn to code and become good big-city dwellers who at *least* ignore their own histories (preferably they will disparage them just like Williamson does), then they become defensible but otherwise they can just go die because they're just a net cost anyway.

I have no doubt that Williamson would happily shove me and anyone else who disagrees with his vision of the future into a furnace if it would reduce our moral cost and recover those "indefensible" areas of which he speaks so contemptuously.

Kevin Williams is a fetid pile of garbage. I suspect he isn't nearly as smart as he thinks he is, but that is beside the point. You can be smart, stupid or anywhere in between and not be evil. Kevin Williamson is evil, and whether or not he is smart is irrelevant when considered in the context of his grotesque psyche.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (I2dne)

71 There's theory that we only have a certain amount of will power. Then we
have to spread that amount over a myriad of activities that need it.
Exercise, diet, blogging, learning something new, practicing the
ukulele, keeping up with maintenance on the fucking house..blah blah
blah. Depending how much one item takes of our will power (how demanding
it might be), then we only have so much left for other activities. Its a
constantly moving target. Especially if you have lots of balls in the
air and other unexpected demands intrude into the mix.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (O5bec)

72 Pro-Tip to Williamson and company: Actual intellectuals and social aristocrats maintain their bearing at ALL times. They don't do the "I'm a devotee of the opera" one minute and gush about the Marvel universe while cursing like a Marine the next.

Pick a persona and inhabit it - which also means living within its restrictions. Acting like your sense of decorum is so refined and upset by some chick playing with her phone Das Rheingold that you need to slap it out of her hand doesn't indicate your sophistication, it's just shows you're a low-class turd in a rented tux.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)

73 never heard of this guy, never read anything he has penned. zero fucks given about this fucking parade float.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (KP5rU)

74 K-DUB's a tweaker.

Posted by: kallisto at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (XGabL)

75 >>>ce, I could swear you've mentioned this in the past -- was listening to a local chiropractor on the radio talking about aromatase. Apparently it is produced by fat cells, so the fatter you are the more you produce.

yeah. I really upped my free testosterone by shedding weight.

Maybe it's slipping again. I haven't gained that much, but, you know, I did go 27 1/2 days without food to lose that weight, and I'm feeling pretty stupid about adding it back for no good reason.

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:59 PM (PbpT7)

76 "If you do something you know is dumb because it feels good in the moment, are you weak-minded or just very foolish?"

Often happy

Posted by: G marks the spot at August 12, 2019 05:59 PM (Frz1k)

77 just in case

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 05:59 PM (I2dne)

78 How can he criticize the group that represents his life's ambition?

It's part of the kink.

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Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:00 PM (BqBId)

80 67 They know what these small towns really are and will none of it.

Posted by: raimondo at August 12, 2019 06:00 PM (SZ1GK)

81 If I was Mencius Moldbug, I think I'd shorten my first name to Menses.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (hjaPQ)

82 Just the punch line:

If I catch you, you get this!

Ace, please do not beat yourself up. You have come a long way. And the community you have created is a pretty darned good one.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (u82oZ)

83 Ok, who is Kevin Williamson? Should I know him? Should I even care?

Posted by: dantesed at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (88xKn)

84 He is a good voice to hear, even if you don't agree
with everything he says, and is bold in the face of criticism. He
doesn't apologize much, or at all, IIRC -- He has yet to retract his
description of Donald Trump as a witless ape, AFAIK.


Posted by: Sweet Lou at August 12, 2019 05:55 PM (4DuI9)

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He will never apologize to the right, but he was desperately licking the toes of The Atlantic's staff while trying to keep his job there.

That's how these guys roll. They spit on the right and give tongue baths to the leftists they so deeply envy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (cfSRQ)

85 I do intermittent fasting every day! I fast between 8 and noon, and then between 1 and about 7. And then I never eat after 11 at night or before 7 am.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (Kpl3J)

86 Some people gots GAINZZZZZ. Others, like Williamson, gots WHINEZZZZ.

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (4ceyg)

87 >>>here's theory that we only have a certain amount of will power. Then we
have to spread that amount over a myriad of activities that need it.
Exercise, diet, blogging, learning something new, practicing the
ukulele, keeping up with maintenance on the fucking house..blah blah

i agree with that, and that willpower is a limited resource that can be quickly exhausted. Really, willpower exists to push you another minute hard running, or another day of lighter activity (or self-denial).

So anyway, you get results by NOT relying on willpower, or at least not much of it. Only stuff that's pretty easy can be maintained.

I'm annoyed that I have such a system but I've been disregarding it the last two weeks out of mere disinterest and perhaps an unconscious drive towards self-sabotage.

Talking about this with you guys is actually getting me angry in a good way, like the kind of angry where you go "And now I'm going to do somthing about this."

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

88 85
I do intermittent fasting every day! I fast between 8 and noon, and
then between 1 and about 7. And then I never eat after 11 at night or
before 7 am.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (Kpl3J)

do you drink anything?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:02 PM (O5bec)

89 @39,

I thought Pee Wee Herman was the manlier George Will...

Posted by: old5.0 at August 12, 2019 06:02 PM (1StaI)

90 Who?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 06:02 PM (t6MX/)

91 86 Some people gots GAINZZZZZ. Others, like Williamson, gots WHINEZZZZ.
Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (4ceyg)

He got GRAINZZZZZ!

Posted by: (Of sand. In his gentleness.) at August 12, 2019 06:02 PM (Ct55T)

92 CUCKZZZZZZ

Posted by: Vanya at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (U7voe)

93 Some alleged conservative writers have internalized every negative Leftist trope about the right.

Because of Williamson's humble beginnings, he could never be more than a charter member of the elite. Full membership in the elite ranks generally requires that you be born into it.

OTOH, there is hope for Kevin's kids, if he has any.

Full membership in the elite is virtually guaranteed for life. You can be a terrorist and remain an elite - just ask Billy Ayers. The only way to lose elite status is to betray your class.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (5fSr7)

94 do you drink anything?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:02 PM (O5bec)

Are you buying, sailor?

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (vkS2Z)

95 I have a cute story. My eldest son brought home his girlfriend. At dinner we said grace (I am Catholic, the woman is Jewish). No problem. Then about half way through the meal she says "You don't curse, do you?"
I didn't say a word. I didn't have to. My daughter spoke up "No, we don't."

To this day, her family LOVES him. He converted. He must be the only Jew in the Northeast that doesn't curse.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (I5SAg)

96 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (O5bec)

That's interesting, and would explain why I fell off the IF/diet wagon when I quit smoking a few weeks ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (Ez6QX)

97 A steady diet of crunchy figs keeps you regular.

Posted by: Grotto Ape at August 12, 2019 06:03 PM (Tnijr)

98 Seen on the blog in the past

"Angry Ace is the best Ace."

Don't banhammer me!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:04 PM (u82oZ)

99 So anyway, you get results by NOT relying on
willpower, or at least not much of it. Only stuff that's pretty easy can
be maintained.



I'm annoyed that I have such a system but I've been disregarding it
the last two weeks out of mere disinterest and perhaps an unconscious
drive towards self-sabotage.



Talking about this with you guys is actually getting me angry in a
good way, like the kind of angry where you go "And now I'm going to do
somthing about this."





Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

---
You need to make sure the structure of your life supports your regimen. If it doesn't, its easy to stop. It has to be a habit, like you feel something is wrong if you don't do what you need to and missing a day makes you uneasy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:04 PM (cfSRQ)

100 75....

Aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen. It's the means by which men generate necessary estrogen locally, at the cellular level. However, if you're overweight, the subsequent increase in aromatase expression will lead to more fat accumulation...and man boobs.

Posted by: WVinMN at August 12, 2019 06:04 PM (pV4s0)

101 83
Ok, who is Kevin Williamson? Should I know him? Should I even care?

Posted by: dantesed at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (88xKn)

Nobody who was the inspiration for #learntocode. No. No.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 06:04 PM (t6MX/)

102 Last I looked, the national exchange rate was ten thousand elitist writers for one hoi polloi plumber.
Nobody has found an exchange rate less than an infinite number of politicians for one hoi polloi plumber.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 12, 2019 06:05 PM (e1mEI)

103 I gave up the IF for three weeks 'cause I was touring the South and biscuits damnit!

Gained a few and now back to the one meal a day. And two pots of covfefe.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 12, 2019 06:05 PM (Y4EXg)

104 Acting like your sense of decorum is so refined and upset by some chick playing with her phone Das Rheingold that you need to slap it out of her hand doesn't indicate your sophistication, it's just shows you're a low-class turd in a rented tux.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)

I'd say it fits very well with the persona he inhabits, IE leftist fellow traveler. After all, the behaviors they are known for are sheeplike trend following, faux affectation at understanding high art and deep subjects, Mean Girl viciousness and lack of impulse control.

Posted by: Vanya at August 12, 2019 06:06 PM (U7voe)

105 Nobody who was the inspiration for #learntocode. No. No.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 06:04 PM (t6MX/)
+++++++++++
I desperately hope he goes to bed despondent every single night because of it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 06:06 PM (I2dne)

106 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
39m
The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia. We have similar, though more advanced, technology. The Russian "Skyfall" explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:07 PM (BqBId)

107 You got it backwards. It's elitist plumber vs. hoi polloi writer.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:07 PM (I5SAg)

108 I think I'm more butch than my boyfriend. Is this due to aromatase? If not, how can I fix this?

Posted by: kallisto at August 12, 2019 06:07 PM (XGabL)

109 When Trump came down that escalator to run for President, Williamson hit him for being married to Melania!

Posted by: MAGA at August 12, 2019 06:07 PM (I5LRE)

110 Correct me if I am mistaken. Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (I5SAg)

111

Damn. I just realized that I'm of the same caliber as Kevin Williamson.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (dv098)

112 83 Ok, who is Kevin Williamson? Should I know him? Should I even care?
Posted by: dantesed at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (88xKn)

He is a writer. Similar to a gal named Kim Kardashian on Twitter.

Posted by: Roy at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (ABjxW)

113 He used to be a really good columnist and wrote a very interesting book about a libertarian view of the future. He took it on the chin for an article essentially about the working poor refusing to be mobile (relocation), which in fact is a pretty accurate reflection of how the working poor often view economic upheaval (and being trapped by welfare payments making leaving even more difficult) and lots of Trump supporters went at him hard for that. But what causes a guy to go completely off the rails. Goldberg strikes me the same way. They each wrote a pretty reflective book, and now ignore everything they wrote.

Posted by: JEM1 at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (01jYD)

114 >>Talking about this with you guys is actually getting me angry in a good way, like the kind of angry where you go "And now I'm going to do somthing about this."


Like petting a dog against the grain.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (NE8ji)

115 Go Ace !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (LpklP)

116
Giza Cotton sheets are the best for hanging!

And My Pillow is the best for smotherin'!

Posted by: Mike Lindell at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (NMAzL)

117 You got it backwards. It's elitist plumber vs. hoi polloi writer.
Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:07 PM (I5SAg)


I think I missed my cue.

Posted by: Delivery guy with a "large sausage" at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (t+qrx)

118 tedious midwits


Consider that stole.

Posted by: eleven at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (tH5fk)

119 I'd say it fits very well with the persona he
inhabits, IE leftist fellow traveler. After all, the behaviors they are
known for are sheeplike trend following, faux affectation at
understanding high art and deep subjects, Mean Girl viciousness and lack
of impulse control.

Posted by: Vanya at August 12, 2019 06:06 PM (U7voe)

---
Yes, and this is why Jonah Goldberg doesn't own a decent pair of pants.

It's one thing to create a persona of being absent-minded and a little sloppy in appearance. Check out Boris Johnson for a prime example.

But the thing is, BoJo never looks like he slept under a bridge, he just looks like he's busy and absent-minded. He know how to dress well, he's just careless about it.

Goldberg and company don't actually know how to dress well. They can hold whatever chair they want, claim to be part of the DC circuit, but deep down they know they're everything they look down on.

That's why Goldberg spends his evening in bars desperately tweeting about hot dogs being sandwiches.

I assume Williamson hangs out in truck stops.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (cfSRQ)

120 The true question is-

Does Kevin D. Williamson like gladiator movies?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (AWqtp)

121 Will power is a lot easier to maintain if one does not treat a transgression as a sin but rather a reward.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (T1Aes)

122 >>I'm annoyed that I have such a system but I've been disregarding it
the last two weeks out of mere disinterest and perhaps an unconscious
drive towards self-sabotage.

>>Talking about this with you guys is actually getting me angry in a
good way, like the kind of angry where you go "And now I'm going to do
somthing about this."

You shouldn't be angry at yourself. It's a pretty common situation.

I know a bunch of people who have tried to lose weight using pretty radical techniques. Well, radical to their normal lifestyle anyway. And they always end the same way, with the person putting the weight right back on and sometimes more.

Maybe try to dial back the month long fasting and incorporate a more gradual and sustainable program that is easier to sustain. You aren't trying to lose weight, you are trying to change your behavior that results in you losing weight. And you are going to have to life with that new behavior for the rest of your life.

Just a thought.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (ZLI7S)

123 116; justice scalia concurs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (KP5rU)

124 Giza Cotton sheets are the best for hanging!
********
What about Boll & Branch Sheets ?

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (BqBId)

125 Correct me if I am mistaken. Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?
Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (I5SAg)

In Soviet Russia, missile test YOU!

Posted by: Vanya at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (U7voe)

126 i agree with that, and that willpower is a limited
resource that can be quickly exhausted. Really, willpower exists to push
you another minute hard running, or another day of lighter activity (or
self-denial).



So anyway, you get results by NOT relying on willpower, or at least
not much of it. Only stuff that's pretty easy can be maintained.



Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

Ok ace, I'm with you on that but how many things are requiring discipline Maybe will power wasn't the right term to use. Maybe self discipline is. You see that people who are very successful in one area are singularly focused. other things may go to hell. First, I'm not one to talk. I'm adhd (just fucking scattered) so I am not single minded about what I should be committed to. (finishing my book) I try to have important activities become habit and have sporadic success. Sorry if I sound preachy, and again I'm struggling.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (O5bec)

127 As for my gainz, I've dropped 17 lbs in the last 3 months without really doing any crazy dieting, though I do not eat breakfast - I do eat 2 regular meals... lunch and dinner. Keeping up my end of the bargain with regular cardio and weights, and rifle and pistol practice. Regular sleep. Comfortable boots.

God hardens my heart, mind, and body for the coming battle.

Posted by: Nobody asked, but I'll tell you anyway at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (5Davv)

128 The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia. We have similar, though more advanced, technology.

This is true that the US also has technology to klutz into nuclear accidents and to lie about it afterward, but nothing quite compares to the Russians'.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (/Ioag)

129 I know this has been brought up before but if assclowns like this are our,"Elite", then anyone who associates with them or pays any attention to them except to mock, scorn and ridicule needs to be slapped around for a while.
This is the French aristocracy just before the Revolution. Too smug and superior by a lot and too stupid to get out before they met the razor.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (FXmGD)

130 Moldbug background...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Curtis_Yarvin

Posted by: andycanuck at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (Dh1wo)

131 110
Correct me if I am mistaken. Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?

Pure speculation: they were testing the antiradiation shielding of the electronics (vs. a hypothetical leaky warhead threat) at operational temps/vibration/pressures, and oopsie.

Of course I sell invisible brushes to blind housewives, so what do I know...

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (UFLLM)

132 Lying while your nose falls off?

That is a Russian specialty.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (AWqtp)

133 Are we hoi polloi?


Cause I like the sound of that.

Hoi polloi. Nice

Posted by: eleven at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (tH5fk)

134 Kevin Williamson sucks bigly. I have serious problem with how much I hate Williamson. I know lots of people hate the cucks and I am not different, but he is my most-hated cuck.

To take my mind off of it, this time, I went to this combination of two things that don't suck:
- Bob Seeger
- Hot chicks
https://youtu.be/ZKXyIL0OwMY

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (I2dne)

135 Kevin, Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:11 PM (I5SAg)

136 The Hoi Polloi are the mucky mucks.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (I5SAg)

137 110
Correct me if I am mistaken. Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?


Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (I5SAg)

+++
Perhaps it was not a "test" after all.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (9+jnX)

138 Williamson's cheese is sliding off the cracker to the left.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (T1Aes)

139 "Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?"

Picky, picky , picky!

Posted by: G marks the spot at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (Frz1k)

140 Like petting a dog against the grain.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (NE8ji)

Nails on a blackboard.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (O5bec)

141 Who among us has not thrown a phone or two at the opera?

The truly embarrassing thing for Mr. Williamson is that he was in the cheap seats rather than a box like a true member of the elite.

Posted by: Queen Elizardbeth II at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (hdzef)

142 >>Just a thought.


For a guy who is hopped up on goofballs 3/4 of the time he's typing...this is pretty sage advice.



Also. Maybe try the Climbing Gym.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:12 PM (NE8ji)

143 i thought mucky mucks played for the mets.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 12, 2019 06:13 PM (KP5rU)

144 Williamson's cheese turned into moldy curd ageans ago

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 12, 2019 06:13 PM (AWqtp)

145 Door to Door Nothing Salesman,
You might be my father.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:13 PM (I5SAg)

146 This guy's odious screeds get linked like clockwork by one of the bloggers at Instapundit. "Like a dead cockroach in an otherwise passable slice of cake" indeed.

Posted by: Sjg at August 12, 2019 06:13 PM (gDSJf)

147 But what causes a guy to go completely off the rails. Goldberg strikes me the same way. They each wrote a pretty reflective book, and now ignore everything they wrote.
_____

You have to remember this is their job. They write books they think people will buy. They thought you'd buy their reflective books. Then they thought (rightly or not) that there would be more opportunity in being a leftist.

It's really no more complex than that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 06:13 PM (FiUMj)

148 110

Correct me if I am mistaken. Don't you test the missile without the nuclear warhead on it?



Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:08 PM (I5SAg)

It fell off.

*crosses out duct tape on the plans*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:14 PM (O5bec)

149 Also note how much these losers hate Michael Anton, whose "The Flight 93 Election" basically destroyed their careers.

The essay stands up very well and is worth a read if you get the chance.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (cfSRQ)

150 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (1XAal)

151 never heard of this guy, never read anything he has penned. zero fucks given about this fucking parade float.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 12, 2019 05:58 PM (KP5rU)

He's the shitbird who did a hit piece on the white working class saying that their communities deserved to die.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (5o8nq)

152 I can do the IF, it's the headaches that get me.

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (WhTSP)

153 As for my gainz, I've dropped 17 lbs in the last 3 months without really doing any crazy dieting, though I do not eat breakfast - I do eat 2 regular meals... lunch and dinner. Keeping up my end of the bargain with regular cardio and weights, and rifle and pistol practice. Regular sleep. Comfortable boots.
Posted by: Nobody asked, but I'll tell you anyway at August 12, 2019 06:1


20 here, since May 22. I still have breakfast, lunch, and light dinner. I've been logging calories closely and trying to stay under 2k/day. I have to log everything because I'm awful at eyeballing how much something really is.

Again, not that anyone asked.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (t+qrx)

154
Joe. Address. A bottle enroute for that...

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (UFLLM)

155 Will power varies depending on what you want to accomplish. I can have a lot of willpower to work on a project I want to finish, but very little to power wash the driveway.

Posted by: Grotto Ape at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (Tnijr)

156 You gotta be sick and tired of being sick and tired

Posted by: Yo! at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (1XAal)

157 Williamson is a classy poopnozzle, not like us clods.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (oVJmc)

158 "This is the French aristocracy just before the Revolution. Too smug and superior by a lot and too stupid to get out before they met the razor.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (FXmGD) "


This,

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (LpklP)

159 I wonder what hog martin would have to say about this?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (ZLI7S)

160
Okay, this is how Epstein supposedly hanged himself:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7350415

He tied the sheet to a top bunk rail, formed a noose and stuck his head inside. So he hung himself from what 5 - 6'?

This stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (NMAzL)

161 "You have to remember this is their job. They write books they think people will buy. They thought you'd buy their reflective books. Then they thought (rightly or not) that there would be more opportunity in being a leftist.

It's really no more complex than that."

I don't know. Williamson, perhaps, but Liberal Fascism wasn't just a casual little screed. I'd say it was jealousy. Trump, who would never be confused for having a conservative ideology in the past, comes in and manages to do in a few months what they could never do. Impotence maybe?

Posted by: JEM1 at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (01jYD)

162 Going OT
Chic-fil-A has mac and cheese now, two types.

Now back to the conversation about cucks

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (BbGew)

163 145
Door to Door Nothing Salesman,
You might be my father.


Posted by: JAS

You'd be surprised how often that happens...

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (UFLLM)

164 20 here, since May 22. I still have breakfast, lunch, and light dinner. I've been logging calories closely and trying to stay under 2k/day. I have to log everything because I'm awful at eyeballing how much something really is.

Again, not that anyone asked.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (t+qrx)

I like hearing about everyone's diet and exercise plans. I find it very motivating.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)

165 Interesting that Williamson and the rest of the "elites" have the same attitude toward the masses as every other set of elites. Then they're surprised when the "masses" haul out le guillotine. It has always been thus.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (nRWPy)

166 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (O5bec)


Do cannibals go on diets, or fast?

Posted by: Lurker John at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (XT6Vl)

167 Someone should set Williamson down and make him read some Rick Bragg. Maybe Ava's Man, so he could find out what he's making fun of.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (Lqy/e)

168 I did go 27 1/2 days without food

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:59 PM (PbpT7)

When you need help and support and a nonjudgmental ear? We'll be there for you.

Stay strong, Ace. Stay strong

Posted by: Anorexics Anonymous at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (29JJG)

169 Ace... Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try


Some asshole told me that.

Posted by: eleven at August 12, 2019 06:17 PM (tH5fk)

170 Impotence maybe?

Posted by: JEM1 at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (01jYD)

---
In every sense of the word.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:18 PM (cfSRQ)

171 >>He tied the sheet to a top bunk rail, formed a noose and stuck his head inside. So he hung himself from what 5 - 6'?


That is easily doable.


Why he had the facility to do this (and the means) as well as the time is the question.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:18 PM (NE8ji)

172 >>>Okay, this is how Epstein supposedly hanged himself:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7350415

He tied the sheet to a top bunk rail, formed a noose and stuck his head inside. So he hung himself from what 5 - 6'?

This stinks to high heaven.

...
Sounds plausible to us!

Posted by: Michael Hutchence and David Carridine at August 12, 2019 06:18 PM (PbpT7)

173 Also note how much these losers hate Michael Anton, whose "The Flight 93 Election" basically destroyed their careers.

The essay stands up very well and is worth a read if you get the chance.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (cfSRQ)
+++++++++++++++
It was a good essay, and "The Father-Fuhrer" was a direct response to it.

The Flight 93 Election: https://tinyurl.com/yykdxc92

The Father-Fuhrer: https://outline.com/44X54m

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (I2dne)

174 I have a "party" (actually an Irish-style wake) coming up. Was thinking about a Chick-fil-A party platter of tenders. Mac and cheese? IDK. I want finger foods. More people than chairs.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (I5SAg)

175 ... but, you know, I did go 27 1/2 days without food to lose that weight,
and I'm feeling pretty stupid about adding it back for no good reason.

________


I've done three one-week fasts over the past six months. I was so disgusted having put the weight back on after the first two that I was bound and determined not to allowed that to happen a third time -- and am keeping it off going OMAD five days/week now.


You just need to do two more month-long fasts to make it stick! ;-)

Posted by: ShainS -- find me at 88 Shades of Spades HQ at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (7O3zK)

176 I wonder what hog martin would have to say about this?
Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (ZLI7S)


Well honestly, kinda feel like the weirdo when the topic comes up. I'm not mainlining ghee and coffee or wrestling monks at some mountaintop monastery shrouded in mist. I'm eating fewer than two thousand calories a day. That's it. That's all of it. I end up feeling like an asshole because I guess that doesn't work for people and here I am, flaunting my eating fewer calories privilege.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (t+qrx)

177 Biggest problem with Kevin Williamson is reading what he has to say.


Just don't.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:20 PM (sy5kK)

178 Bret Baier is back, reading two-day-old news.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:20 PM (I5SAg)

179 >>>I've done three one-week fasts over the past six months. I was so disgusted having put the weight back on after the first two that I was bound and determined not to allowed that to happen a third time -- and am keeping it off going OMAD five days/week now.


yup that's how I feel. I was keeping it off with either OMAD or sometimes two meals when hungry, and then I just fell off without thinking about it.

congrats.

Posted by: Michael Hutchence and David Carridine at August 12, 2019 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

180 I saw some movie where the prisoner tied his hands behind his back and then dived head first off the top bunk onto the concrete floor. I suppose if you somehow restrained your hands long enough to strangle, you could do it a few inches off the ground.

Posted by: freaked at August 12, 2019 06:21 PM (Tnijr)

181 rump, who would never be confused for having a conservative ideology in the past, comes in and manages to do in a few months what they could never do. Impotence maybe?


That or they just don't like HOW he does it.

It's like saying you want to get drunk but refusing a beer because it's domestic and you can't pour it in a glass. They didn't think fixing things would be so crude. Although, I have serious doubts they were ever actually conservative in anyway, they just wanted to be very slightly counter cultural. It gave them a whiff, but only a whiff, of notoriety.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:21 PM (nRWPy)

182 hogmartin, Ya dance with the body that brung Ya.

Weight loss is as different as each person.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 12, 2019 06:22 PM (T1Aes)

183 145
Door to Door Nothing Salesman,
You might be my father.
Posted by: JAS
You'd be surprised how often that happens...
Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 12, 2019 06:16 PM (UFLLM

For what it's worth, Jim Jones sold monkeys door to door before he found fame and glory.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 12, 2019 06:22 PM (Z+IKu)

184
Influence without responsibility has always been the prerogative of royal harlots.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 12, 2019 06:22 PM (Wx/+I)

185

The review is scathing. It shows Williamson as a mental midget.

It sounds like you'll hear a lot of "even I could write better than him!"

He went from heavily followed and read to NOPE.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:23 PM (vEIlU)

186 155
Will power varies depending on what you want to accomplish. I can have a
lot of willpower to work on a project I want to finish, but very little
to power wash the driveway.

Posted by: Grotto Ape at August 12, 2019 06:15 PM (Tnijr)

Exactly. So you use up more will power or self discipline doing things you 'have to do, not 'want to do'. and when a surprise gets thrown in (like a leaky roof you have to deal with) you can use up stores of energy you meant for other things.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:23 PM (O5bec)

187 My advice is not to watch calories as much as watch high glycemic foods and snacking.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:23 PM (nRWPy)

188 >> Inability to admit or learn from mistakes is not exactly a selling point.
Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil


That is a good insight.

But I still find his stuff worth reading. YMMV.

I used to feel the same way about Jonah Goldberg, and I still credit him for pushing some good ideas, like how Nazi's were really leftists, and how the left redefines language, but he doesn't write anything that grabs me anymore.

Posted by: Sweet Lou at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (4DuI9)

189 >>Well honestly, kinda feel like the weirdo when the topic comes up. I'm not mainlining ghee and coffee or wrestling monks at some mountaintop monastery shrouded in mist. I'm eating fewer than two thousand calories a day. That's it. That's all of it. I end up feeling like an asshole because I guess that doesn't work for people and here I am, flaunting my eating fewer calories privilege.

It works for just about everyone. Including my dog.

I noticed he was getting a bit chubby, cause I spoil the shit out of him no doubt. So I cut down on his meals marginally. Not a huge amount, just a little at a time.

You'll never guess what happened next!

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (ZLI7S)

190
K. Williamson's kink is dressing up like a lawn jockey and bending over the couch so his patron's cuckwives can peg him at strap-on parties.

Well, that's what I heard!

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (UFLLM)

191 Williamson is a pretentious flounder.

He may have had some kind of advanced education, but he is silly and vulgar.
I am really amazed at how far "National Review" has fallen since Buckley died.
Say what you will about his son Christopher (who also kind of turned out to be leftist crapweasel), but he was also a pretty witty writer.

This is all emblematic of how really dumb our society is getting, how really post-literate we are becoming. We have discarded the fundamental cultural ideas that the country was based on. And substituted Twitter, TV, the internet and basically the banal mumblings of someone that Kevin Williamson, and the collection of stumble bums on the Left. HOORAY for the liberation of the internet. Let a thousand dummies bloom and write dumb stuff.

We (as a society) pretty much deserve what is going to happen to us, and it won't be pretty. We have invited it, begged for it, asked for it.
And now, pretty soon, we are going to get it.

The rain will fall on the just and the unjust.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (vcOmj)

192 Do cannibals go on diets, or fast?

They just eat midgets for a while.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (HaL55)

193 Giza Cotton sheets are the best for hanging!

And My Pillow is the best for smotherin'!
Posted by: Mike Lindell at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (NMAzL)



Mike, admit it.

You say this because you don't want to be on the hook for that 10-year warranty.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (sy5kK)

194 Williamson is an intellectual fraud. Back in the day, when I commented at NRO, I notice he did join in, responding to comments of certain types. Standard liberal talking points, and minor corrections or expansions were fine by him.

But when called on major errors - which in my case were directed at his English major history and philosophy - crickets. He clearly knew no more about, e.g., Berkeley or Scholasticism than he'd picked up in an English Lit "backgrounds" lecture. And he displayed that a lot, increasingly over the years.

One thing the linked article doesn't point out: both he and Mencken*are essentially aesthetes. Waugh protested in the 30s that the word "intellectual" was ceasing to mean one oriented toward the intellect, and more toward aesthetics. Once again, he was right.

* A better writer than Williamson, nonetheless.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 12, 2019 06:25 PM (VaN/j)

195 I guess that doesn't work for people and here I am, flaunting my eating fewer calories privilege.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (t+qrx)

You bastard hog...I can't even.
*crosses hog off Christmas card list*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:25 PM (O5bec)

196 I got a root canal today. I know...you're all jealous.

What'd I miss?

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 06:25 PM (cF8AT)

197 >>Do cannibals go on diets, or fast?

>They just eat midgets for a while.



Portion Control is King.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:26 PM (NE8ji)

198 I noticed he was getting a bit chubby, cause I spoil the shit out of him no doubt. So I cut down on his meals marginally. Not a huge amount, just a little at a time.

You'll never guess what happened next!
Posted by: JackStraw


He ate the cat. Tell me he didn't eat the cat.

Posted by: eleven at August 12, 2019 06:26 PM (tH5fk)

199

Personally, I like "puddle of ambulatory diarrhea" as a descriptor.

Fits everybody.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 12, 2019 06:26 PM (KATBx)

200 I end up feeling like an asshole because I guess that doesn't work for people and here I am, flaunting my eating fewer calories privilege.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:19 PM (t+qrx)

Don't. Different things work for different people. For instance, my younger sister can keep eating normally and all she has to do is walk around the block a few times a week and she starts dropping weight. Me, I could run an hour a day (exaggerating, of course) but unless I change what I'm eating I'm not going to lose much.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 06:26 PM (Ez6QX)

201 192
Do cannibals go on diets, or fast?

They just eat midgets for a while.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (HaL55)

Lol. but... ahem...little people. or snack people if you prefer.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (O5bec)

202 Inside T Ball.

If this is what makes you tick, you belong with Williamson.

Posted by: Quilp at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (Bf3hj)

203 Influence without responsibility has always been the prerogative of royal harlots.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 12, 2019 06:22 PM (Wx/+I) ['/i]

Think what you will of monarchies, at least the ones that claimed to rule by "divine right" effectively admitted that eventually they knew they would be accountable to a higher power.

Totes unlike any Democrat politician ever!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (BiNEL)

204 are Kevin Williamson, David French, & Egg McMullin different people?????

Posted by: x at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (nFwvY)

205 Should've asked her out, ace.

Posted by: Esperanza Gomez at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (QwmrN)

206 nutz

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (BiNEL)

207 re the little nuclear accident at Sverdlovsk, now ekatirenberg, there was a similar anthrax outbreak in 1979, the more things change...this was from Volpi's season of ash, what one of the character, granin, were part of,

Posted by: admiral marcus at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (x+C/t)

208 You know that a whole lotta strings had to be pulled in order for Epstein to either bevkled or commit suicide
Only the Italian mafia could do that andTtump is deep in bed with them

Posted by: Kurt at August 12, 2019 06:28 PM (yaAxi)

209 Lol. but... ahem...little people. or snack people if you prefer.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:27 PM (O5bec)

Fun size!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 06:28 PM (Ez6QX)

210 Lunchable People.

Posted by: eleven at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (tH5fk)

211 Giza Cotton sheets are the best for hanging!

And My Pillow is the best for smotherin'!
Posted by: Mike Lindell at August 12, 2019 06:09 PM (NMAzL)

Mike, admit it.

You say this because you don't want to be on the hook for that 10-year warranty.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (sy5kK)


lol

I have a brother and sil who bought the pillows, plus the travel pillows and then the sheets. My brother swears by his pillow, and my sil said the sheets were pretty decent.

The reason they bought them originally was because they are made in America. They are also Trump supporters. But then they liked them in the end.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (vEIlU)

212 A lot of it has to do with your metabolism.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (dUJdY)

213 Of course, it was the Italians behind Epstien.

Posted by: Esperanza Gomez at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (QwmrN)

214 Did somebody say 'tendies'?

MOM!!

Posted by: Kurt! at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (/Ioag)

215

I got Scalia and Epstein. One more and I'll retire.

Posted by: Mr. X, Professional With a Certain Skill Set. at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (UFLLM)

216 Don't. Different things work for different people. For instance, my younger sister can keep eating normally and all she has to do is walk around the block a few times a week and she starts dropping weight. Me, I could run an hour a day (exaggerating, of course) but unless I change what I'm eating I'm not going to lose much.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 12, 2019 06:26 PM (Ez6QX)


Some of it is clearly down to metabolism, but I have no idea how much of it. I haven't changed my exercise regimen, inasmuch as I still don't have one. I take the stairs and park way the hell out in the middle of the parking lot, that's about it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (t+qrx)

217 >>Only the Italian mafia could do that andTtump is deep in bed with them

Even Jimmy Two Times, Two Times?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (ZLI7S)

218 Ew, don't eat cats.

Posted by: barry! at August 12, 2019 06:30 PM (/Ioag)

219 Unbelievably, all of the Dem candidates are nearly as bad as Her Thighness The Corrupt.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 12, 2019 06:30 PM (ufFY8)

220 @160

Of course it stinks to high heaven as he did not kill himself but was murdered.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 06:30 PM (HKEA4)

221 208 You know that a whole lotta strings had to be pulled in order for Epstein to either bevkled or commit suicide
Only the Italian mafia could do that andTtump is deep in bed with them
Posted by: Kurt at August 12, 2019 06:28 PM (yaAxi)


Psilocybin mushrooms are starting to kick in?

Don't run out of cold beer, or you will seriously regret it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:31 PM (sy5kK)

222 Ace-

Please put your crack research staff on to this.

Williamson can be understood according to some things he wrote years ago.

One was about being adopted, and how his teenage unwed mother had not aborted him. He was grateful and amazed at the strength of his (then) teenage unwed mother.

The other was about the mother who loved and raised him; and, although I don't think he intended it, it was utterly clear how much that mother embarrassed him as he grew up.

"That's how they get you" was the mother's phrase that I recall from the piece. Williamson was adolescent embarrassed by his lower middle class mother's willingness to argue over every bill or charge; her conviction that the rich and powerful were ripping off the poor folks at every opportunity; it goes on.

I also don't recall the excellent essay about when small town people move to big cities and adopt their attitudes, because it self-validates their aspirations.

Totes Maslow.

Posted by: Miklos Ph.D. or so the nice University people tell me at August 12, 2019 06:31 PM (QzkSJ)

223 Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (ZLI7S)
*****
Goin' to get the Papers, get the Papers

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (BqBId)

224 I bought the sheets and they're great and I give the pillows as gifts. I don't have one because I don't really sleep with my head on a pillow. My mom, husband, sons all love the pillow and take it with them when they travel by car.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (nRWPy)

225 Eh we hired these guys on the cheap like we do with everything.

You gotta admit you chumps fell for it for a LONG time.

-The Elites

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (j3npP)

226 you know, the eating too fucking much makes you fat thing is real, however, there are lots of variables. more than the calories I consume, the amount of sleep I get has much more effect upon my weight.

when I first graduated from college and was working insane hours I started packing the pounds on regradless of how much I ate. When I started getting normal amounts of high quality sleep my weight returned to normal without modifying diet or exercise.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (HALdu)

227 https://www.wbaltv.com/article/mortons-bacon-steaks-

with-honey-bourbon-glaze/6941087

yum

Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 06:33 PM (PbpT7)

228 "For what it's worth, Jim Jones sold monkeys door to door before he found fame and glory.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 12, 2019 06:22 PM (Z+IKu) "


For certain values of fame and glory, anyway; not mine.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 12, 2019 06:33 PM (LpklP)

229 >>>But.... so I had three the first day I made them

they must've been good, and that you're a great cook.

Posted by: trapper's girl at August 12, 2019 06:33 PM (gOcqq)

230
The reason they bought them originally was because they are made in America. They are also Trump supporters. But then they liked them in the end.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:29 PM (vEIlU)

I make fun of Mike the Millionaire Lindell, but I use his product every night, and like it. Recommend it. Just make sure you get fitted to the correct size for you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:33 PM (sy5kK)

231 A caller on one of the radio shows today had a good point. He said that if Epstein had the goods on President Trump, Nadler would have had him placed under guard and would have never let this happen to his star witness.

Nadler would have kept Epstein locked in his basement with Kurt.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (Z+IKu)

232 https://on.wsj.com/2KJxvnA
*******
The Trade War Hits China Where It Hurts - WSJ

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (BqBId)

233 Marc Lamont Hill: mush-brained half-literate assclown

Sorry, but that's pretty much spot-on.

Posted by: Jerome at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (3TnVZ)

234 I bought the sheets and they're great and I give the pillows as gifts. I don't have one because I don't really sleep with my head on a pillow. My mom, husband, sons all love the pillow and take it with them when they travel by car.
Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (nRWPy)


I keep saying to my husband I want a "My Pillow". His response. "You already sleep with enough pillows!" I do. I will admit. I cocoon myself in. But what's another pillow!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (vEIlU)

235 And My Pillow is the best for smotherin'!
Posted by: Mike Lindell

5 stars

Posted by: Antonin Scalia at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (QzkSJ)

236 Williamson's intense self-loathing can be funny, but it's really not worth the bother.

Posted by: Al Crapton at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (GlmxK)

237 121
Will power is a lot easier to maintain if one does not treat a transgression as a sin but rather a reward.





Posted by: Ben Had at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (T1Aes)

_______


Marianne Williamson, is that you? j/k and actually quite incisive.

Posted by: ShainS -- find me at 88 Shades of Spades HQ at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (7O3zK)

238 224
I bought the sheets and they're great and I give the pillows as gifts. I
don't have one because I don't really sleep with my head on a pillow.
My mom, husband, sons all love the pillow and take it with them when
they travel by car.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:32 PM (nRWPy)

....and thats not all!
sorry couldn't resist dagny.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (O5bec)

239 I keep saying to my husband I want a "My Pillow". His response. "You already sleep with enough pillows!" I do. I will admit. I cocoon myself in. But what's another pillow!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (vEIlU)


I absolutely love mine. I use 4 other pillows in the bed for my back and knees. But My Pillow is for my head and I love it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 06:35 PM (dUJdY)

240 also don't recall the excellent essay about when small town people move to big cities and adopt their attitudes, because it self-validates their aspirations.

Totes Maslow.
Posted by: Miklos Ph.D. or so the nice University people tell me at A




which also explains how you have successful people who have nothing near Trump's wealth that think it is necessary to criticize and denigrate him to make themselves feel better and more couth.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 12, 2019 06:36 PM (HALdu)

241 But what's another pillow!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (vEIlU)

That's easy for you to say.

Posted by: Guy who had a dream he ate a giant marshmallow at August 12, 2019 06:36 PM (O5bec)

242 You need to get fitted for a My Pillow? I really should get out more often.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 12, 2019 06:36 PM (HaL55)

243 just pay a separate fee

Posted by: x at August 12, 2019 06:36 PM (nFwvY)

244 Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:24 PM (ZLI7S)

It is very easy to control my pup's food intake, and when he started to really fill out his harness, I cut his food intake back by a precise amount, but kept the same exercise and snacks/treats regimen. Over a few months, he has lost enough weight that his harness is now slightly loose and he is now at a much healthier weight. Long term portion control diet works (as it did for me).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 12, 2019 06:37 PM (BiNEL)

245 I keep saying to my husband I want a "My Pillow". His response. "You already sleep with enough pillows!" I do. I will admit. I cocoon myself in. But what's another pillow!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at A



not sure you would like it. we have some but no one uses them. if you do get one, get the softest model they have.

it is better than the sleepnumber bed.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 12, 2019 06:37 PM (HALdu)

246 Ew, don't eat cats.
Posted by: barry!

Choose two from column A and NOTHING from column B!

Posted by: Miklos Best Quality Chinese and immigration scam at August 12, 2019 06:37 PM (QzkSJ)

247 I'm reading a biography on Churchill and one thing that really jumps out is how clueless the Elites were during WWI and before WWII and even in the first few months of WWII before Winston took over. Not only that but the utter contempt that they had for anyone who dared to question their ideas.

Even after Hitler started attacking Britian many of the "experts" either continued that their appeasement of Hitler was right or were contemptuous of Churchill for being right.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 12, 2019 06:37 PM (BJKQV)

248
I like the song that goes "Hey Joe."

Did you know Jimi Hendrix wasn't the first to do Hey Joe?

Yep, here's the original, by some guy Billy Roberts. And it's really good.

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

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 12, 2019 06:38 PM (dv098)

249

Kashmir heating up. Paki leader calling India Nazis.
Everybody is a Nazi these days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 12, 2019 06:38 PM (aKsyK)

250 I just keep expecting the my pillow guy to pop up in my medicine cabinet.

Back to Williamson. He's an asshole. At least the old british aristocracy really believed that they had superior blood because they were all descended from some "great" man who did something worthy. Williamson thinks he's superior because why? The "blood" thing at least makes a modicum of sense, the "I moved to manhattan" doesn't really make one "superior," sorry.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:38 PM (nRWPy)

251 how about yo' GAINZZZZ?
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

Yesterday was four year anniversary of very low carb, high fat diet. Started at 276, now at 184. Twenty below my original goal of 205. New goal is 176 just so I can say I lost 100 pounds. BP has dropped to 107/63 from 160/82 and heart rate from 83 to 66.

Posted by: Agitator at August 12, 2019 06:38 PM (m9DnX)

252 Techno Fog @Techno_Fog
6m
Significant development in the Comey Memos/Archey Declarations case.

The Judge has denied the DOJ's motion to amend/correct the court's opinion to release the redacted materials from the Archey Declarations.

This is big. HT @almostjingo

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (BqBId)

253

Jeff Epstein Memorial Suicide Sheet set for sale on Ebay...

Posted by: Bodacious at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (UFLLM)

254 BB I didn't get fitted for it. My husband ordered one for me about 3 years ago for Christmas. Hell, I left it in Texas last year and called the hotel and told them to send it back to me and I paid close to $20 to have it sent back to me that's how much I love it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

255 242 You need to get fitted for a My Pillow? I really should get out more often.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 12, 2019 06:36 PM (HaL55)

Yep, the Premium Pillow has 5 different sizes, representing different amounts of fill.

Depends on how big you are, and also if you sleep on your side or back. The correct size aligns your neck correctly.

It is all on the website.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (sy5kK)

256 >>I absolutely love mine. I use 4 other pillows in the bed for my back and knees. But My Pillow is for my head and I love it.

Hate to say it but I do too. I've had neck and back problems all my life and I've tried every kind of pillow I can find.

It works for me, better than anything else I've tried. My mom who has terrible arthritis loves hers, too.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (ZLI7S)

257 >>Kashmir heating up.

All will be revealed.

Posted by: Ronert Plant at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (NE8ji)

258 I stopped following NN Taleb. He is just an asshole who picks fights. There is no one he won't call an idiot, but he can't be bothered to explain.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 12, 2019 06:40 PM (H1kOD)

259 or were contemptuous of Churchill for being right.

They HATED him and thought he was a dangerous nutball. They knew they needed him if things went south though. It was like, "I know where we keep the balls in case of emergency."

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:40 PM (nRWPy)

260

fiucxkin nood

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 12, 2019 06:40 PM (dv098)

261 At the risk of repeating myself - it is a sign of the incredibly stupid times in which we live that our so-called elites are just so gosh-darned... mediocre

Posted by: DocJ at August 12, 2019 06:40 PM (DU2N9)

262 >>>Also. Maybe try the Climbing Gym

you've been suggesting this for years...even going so far as to mention the hot chicks.

Posted by: trapper's girl at August 12, 2019 06:41 PM (gOcqq)

263 https://www.wbaltv.com/article/mortons-bacon-steaks-

with-honey-bourbon-glaze/6941087

yum
Posted by: ace at August 12, 2019 06:33 PM (PbpT7)



hmmm, I have all of those ingredients including leftover thick sliced bacon and the Maker's Mark.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:41 PM (vEIlU)

264 254
BB I didn't get fitted for it. My husband ordered one for me about 3
years ago for Christmas. Hell, I left it in Texas last year and called
the hotel and told them to send it back to me and I paid close to $20 to
have it sent back to me that's how much I love it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

You have to send in your head.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:41 PM (O5bec)

265 My Testimony: I bought a My Pillow at Walmart. $34.99 for a King size, firm. I like it. It's lumpy. But I certainly get all the neck support it promises.
I have my children (middle aged) coming in next week. I will give them each a try on it. I like it.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:41 PM (I5SAg)

266 I need a new pillow and should get a My Pillow

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 06:42 PM (BbGew)

267 266
I need a new pillow and should get a My Pillow

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 06:42 PM (BbGew)

does it ever become your pillow?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (O5bec)

268 And then they got rid of him as soon as the war was over and thoroughly embraced Socialism.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (I5SAg)

269 I keep saying to my husband I want a "My Pillow". His response. "You already sleep with enough pillows!" I do. I will admit. I cocoon myself in. But what's another pillow!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 12, 2019 06:34 PM (vEIlU)

My husband has so many it takes me an extra 5 mins to make the bed.

He got one of those GERD pillow thingies. It has a slanted pillow but also a large candy cane shaped one. He didn't like the slanted thing but uses the large candy cane one. He also has a regular pillow he uses on the top portion of the candy cane and another pillow that he slips between the bed and his built-in nightstand.

It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (cF8AT)

270 >>I just keep expecting the my pillow guy to pop up in my medicine cabinet.


Where's Ben to say: "It's funny because the My Pillow guy was such a druggie that two of his dealers performed in intervention." Yes, the My Pillow guy's story is that of great success after great failure. He hires a lot of former addicts to help them stay clean, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (bDqIh)

271 WW2: King George's brother was an appeaser who would have taken the throne just to cut a deal with Germany.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (H1kOD)

272 Yes! It is my pillow!

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (I5SAg)

273 Oh and a small pillow that he keeps on the open side of the candy cane.

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 06:44 PM (cF8AT)

274 does it ever become your pillow?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 12, 2019 06:43 PM (O5bec)
+++++++++++
No. If you read the fine print, Mike Lindell can take it back anytime he pleases. If you refuse to comply, the Pillow Troopers raid your house and forcibly recover it.

It's more of a long-term lease.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 12, 2019 06:44 PM (I2dne)

275 lol, Cannibal Bob.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 12, 2019 06:44 PM (dUJdY)

276 How blessed is that? Your dealers do an intervention.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:44 PM (I5SAg)

277 I've met Kevin.

He came off as a pompous ass who was annoyed at being forced to mingle with the mere paying public. Most of whom pull down triple his annual salary without needing a thesaurus.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 12, 2019 06:45 PM (PHotS)

278 >>you've been suggesting this for years...even going so far as to mention the hot chicks.


Of which there are many. In tight shorts. Made tighter by the Harness...


but I digress. Yes. I have. It would be really good for the guy.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2019 06:46 PM (NE8ji)

279

Why did Joe shoot his old lady?

Be precise.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 12, 2019 06:48 PM (dv098)

280 I will not buy a My Pillow on principle. Any man who says machine warshable gets not a dime from me!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 06:50 PM (FiUMj)

281 Here is one thing I don't get. Epstein is in Hell and his victims want what? Retribution? These little fucking whores where paid at the time. He is D.E.A.D. dead and in hell. What! You want his money too? Should have demanded more back in the day.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:51 PM (I5SAg)

282 How much money does a Williamson type make? Not from books but from his regular day job.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 06:51 PM (FiUMj)

283 Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:51 PM (I5SAg)

___

Da FUQ?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 06:52 PM (FiUMj)

284 They HATED him and thought he was a dangerous nutball. They knew they needed him if things went south though. It was like, "I know where we keep the balls in case of emergency."
Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2019 06:40 PM (nRWPy)

And then shortly after the war they elected a PM who sold the soviets their jet turbine technology. Which immediately went into upgrading their MiGs and was used against us in Korea. And that idiot is revered by many British people.

Posted by: Sjg at August 12, 2019 06:52 PM (gDSJf)

285 283 Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:51 PM (I5SAg)

___

Da FUQ?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 12, 2019 06:52 PM (FiUMj)

Right?!

WTH JAS?! They were captives! GFY.

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 06:53 PM (cF8AT)

286 "How much money does a Williamson type make? Not from books but from his regular day job."

$70K tops

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 12, 2019 06:54 PM (PHotS)

287 Da FUQ?
Want to make a cogent argument? Go right ahead.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:55 PM (I5SAg)

288 Captives? Cite your source.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:56 PM (I5SAg)

289 These little fucking whores where paid at the time.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:51 PM (I5SAg)

Rot in hell.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 12, 2019 06:56 PM (5o8nq)

290 Was this white slavery? If it was, please accept my sincere apologies. If not, well...

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:58 PM (I5SAg)

291 288 Captives? Cite your source.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:56 PM (I5SAg)

He was charged with 'sex trafficking of minor girls'....do you know the meaning of sex trafficking and is this news to you?

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 07:00 PM (cF8AT)

292 I'm here ... what's the argument ? I can't be bothered to read the comments or the content.

Posted by: History Rhymes at August 12, 2019 07:00 PM (P8Oeq)

293 Hey it's easy being an entrepreneur. Just rent a room and hang out a shingle; you'll be turning away customers in no time.

Just ask Emmett.
I've always respected him.
Was a subscriber in the '90s.
Didn't know he was digging for Whitewater dirt.

"In 2003, George Gilder, who had lost most of his fortune with the bursting of the Internet stock bubble, sold the magazine for $1 back to Tyrrell and the American Alternative Foundation, the magazine's original owner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Spectator

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 07:05 PM (pGnDm)

294
Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:58 PM (I5SAg)

https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/jeffrey-epstein-allegedly-held-a-15-year-old-on-his-island.html

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 12, 2019 07:05 PM (5o8nq)

295 And then shortly after the war they elected a PM who sold the soviets their jet turbine technology. Which immediately went into upgrading their MiGs and was used against us in Korea. And that idiot is revered by many British people.
Posted by: Sjg at August 12, 2019 06:52 PM (gDSJf)


Yeah. From what little I know, after the war I believe they went right back to the same old same old. The Elites playing down the threat of the Soviet Union - until Thatcher came along, and the HATED her too!

Posted by: 29Victor at August 12, 2019 07:05 PM (BJKQV)

296 Kevin Williamson imagines himself Christopher Hitchens, would accept Christopher Walken, but is, in actuality, about as gifted as Christopher Robin.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at August 12, 2019 07:09 PM (87EdW)

297
Is this where I apply for my free green card and my automatic pre-paid Visa?

Posted by: Green Grow at August 12, 2019 07:10 PM (bETih)

298 Sorry. I know virtually NOTHING on sex trafficking. So, the kids are fucked (literally). I think it is horrible. But where are the parents? (Stop digging the hole JAS. You are only going deeper.) You cannot trust gubmint to fix this.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 07:11 PM (I5SAg)

299 Christopher Hitchens imagines him a piece of gum stuck on the sole of his shoe.

Posted by: Green Grow at August 12, 2019 07:12 PM (bETih)

300 >> Sorry. I know virtually NOTHING on sex trafficking. So, the kids are fucked (literally). I think it is horrible. But where are the parents? (Stop digging the hole JAS. You are only going deeper.) You cannot trust gubmint to fix this.



I suppose you had a similar reaction to the Catholic church sexual abuse?

There are laws to protect minors from abuse, because in the real world there are unstable, broken homes, and sexual predators are skilled at finding them and exploiting their weakness.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 12, 2019 07:19 PM (bDqIh)

301 I used to enjoy his writing a few year ago. Over the last couple years, he's taken a bitter turn, and you can't write good articles when you're that bitter. Ace said it best - he hates his own backstory, but he can't write himself a new one.

Posted by: Advo at August 12, 2019 07:24 PM (SEqlD)

302 298 Sorry. I know virtually NOTHING on sex trafficking. So, the kids are fucked (literally). I think it is horrible. But where are the parents? (Stop digging the hole JAS. You are only going deeper.) You cannot trust gubmint to fix this.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 07:11 PM (I5SAg)

You know nothing about sex trafficking? Nothing? Look it up and prepared to be depressed...and it's a massive problem all over the world.

The parents? Pffft. Have you seen some parents these days? Couldn't care less about their kids. Hell, they rent out infants in SA to use to cross the US border.

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 07:25 PM (cF8AT)

303 We're talking about a man who couldn't even keep a job at Atlantic Magazine. What's "elite" about him? He's just a 2nd Rate Hired pen.

Posted by: rcocean at August 12, 2019 07:47 PM (mX6ZJ)

304 Williamson is just trying to reflect the Liberatarian-Liberal rich guys who fund him. That's why all his opinions and writing style are so contradictory and just plain odd. Plus, who reads him? If he wasn't subsidized.... I'd love to see his REAL Book sale Numbers.

Posted by: rcocean at August 12, 2019 07:50 PM (mX6ZJ)

305 Ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill is described as a 'mush-brained half-literate assclown', a 'cretin' and an 'asshole.'

Blind squirrel, nut, some assembly required.

Posted by: butch at August 12, 2019 07:51 PM (hXu8T)

306 Williamson is white trash and desperate to prove he's not.

At least that's how he sees his people. in other words is the worst kind of snob, the kind that turns his back and kicks the face of those he came from.

Posted by: Beverly at August 12, 2019 08:13 PM (0L6UL)

307 "But are the elites smart? Does the dumbtasstic shitweasel Kevin D. Williamson having anything beyond average intelligence, superior self-regard, and very superior contempt for everyone else?"

It's fairly common for (self-anointed) "elites" to make a big deal about their superiority over the "deplorables".

Among liberal "elites" they love to point out that those with higher degrees overwhelmingly vote (D), to be taken as proof of their intellectual superiority.

Funny how they ignore the other side of that bell curve - the factoid that those who never even completed high school ALSO overwhelmingly vote (D)........

Posted by: BobM at August 12, 2019 08:31 PM (Xbthd)

308 I know this has been brought up before but if assclowns like this are our,"Elite", then anyone who associates with them or pays any attention to them except to mock, scorn and ridicule needs to be slapped around for a while.
This is the French aristocracy just before the Revolution. Too smug and superior by a lot and too stupid to get out before they met the razor.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 12, 2019 06:10 PM (FXmG

The French Aristocrats had earlier been forcibly required to live more or less full time at Versailles by Louis XIV to keep them from leading revolts. This separated them from their lands and people and kept them from being responsible even if inclined to be by nature. Like all people in bubbles they soon became worse than useless.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 12, 2019 08:36 PM (FTPn0)

309 It's fairly common for (self-anointed) "elites" to make a big deal about their superiority over the "deplorables".

Among liberal "elites" they love to point out that those with higher degrees overwhelmingly vote (D), to be taken as proof of their intellectual superiority.

Funny how they ignore the other side of that bell curve - the factoid that those who never even completed high school ALSO overwhelmingly vote (D)........
Posted by: BobM at August 12, 2019 08:31 PM (Xbthd)

I've been around a few very intellectually superior folks and one of the things you notice is how little they need to prove their superiority to you or anyone, or treat others with disrespect.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 12, 2019 08:40 PM (FTPn0)

310 I've been around a few very intellectually superior folks and one of the things you notice is how little they need to prove their superiority to you or anyone, or treat others with disrespect.
Posted by: Oldcat at August 12, 2019 08:40 PM (FTPn0)


That's my experience too. The truly intelligent people out there aren't desperate to prove it. On the contrary, they're trying to fit in, and they know making you feel stupid won't help.

The people who spend all their time trying to look smart are usually a bit above average, but only a bit.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 12, 2019 10:01 PM (h2Bdk)

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