First-World Problems...

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Imagine living in a parliamentary (sort-of) democracy that has a rich and gloried history of expanding freedom and liberty for its citizens. And in living memory those freedoms were threatened by a global axis of totalitarian regimes hellbent on controlling the world and plunging it into the darkness of tyranny.

But a few countries came to your aid and joined the fight against this evil...and you won!

Fast forward a few generations and you have swapped sides. You are now supportive of exactly the kind of vicious and terrible political philosophy that you fought valiantly for six long years. You reward genocidal dictators with commerce and political cover while attacking the lone outpost of freedom and self determination in the Middle East.

So what is the "First-World Problem?"

Apparently rich, free, entitled England has no memory...

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 I would like to post a sign next to the one featuired above, saying "No, Nazi's boycott Israel."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2021 01:02 PM (evAgx)

2 Greetings:

"The Kuffar should feel himself subdued."

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2021 01:02 PM (uuklp)

3 3rd?

Posted by: jwmiii at October 17, 2021 01:03 PM (45MrH)

4 Sheeple

Posted by: AZ Native at October 17, 2021 01:03 PM (FCfsS)

5 Was finishing a suduko

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 01:04 PM (2JoB8)

6 @1

Nah. The sign needs an authentic looking edit that reads "N*zis are people too!"

Posted by: junior at October 17, 2021 01:05 PM (EdIFm)

7 "Normal People" know that boycotting Israel is just stupid.

And that bus stop sign needs graffiti that says DON'T over the tablet(?).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 17, 2021 01:05 PM (zOR/W)

8 My first world problem is that Neil Young is still singing.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 01:06 PM (BFigT)

9 "We" came to the rescue of the old world once:

in Gods good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

But I am afraid that now, the "New" world is just as fucked or more than the old world. UK, I am afraid you are on your own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 01:07 PM (Irn0L)

10 My first world problem is that Neil Young is still singing.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 01:06 PM (BFigT)

You mean breathing right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 01:08 PM (Irn0L)

11 My first world problem is that Neil Young is still singing.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

You mean breathing right?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Breathing through his mouth, 'singing' through his nose.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 01:09 PM (mD/uy)

12 Who wants to be normal? Doesn't everybody want to be exceptional these days?

Posted by: SFGoth at October 17, 2021 01:10 PM (KAi1n)

13 Maybe Catholics will be forbidden to hold office soon .

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 01:10 PM (2JoB8)

14 The Twit propaganda is amazing:

Hurricanes at Predators

Key to Bidens Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition

Hurricane Ida shows New Yorks future is very wet

Dolphins at Jaguars

Chargers at Ravens

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 17, 2021 01:11 PM (ufFY8)

15 "Fast forward a few generations and you have swapped sides. You are now supportive of exactly the kind of vicious and terrible political philosophy that you fought valiantly for six long years."

It's not the same authoritarianism; it's worse. People have their heads in the same about the horrors that await in Western Europe in another 20 years or so.

More and more people are figuring out, belatedly, that they'd probably be better off speaking German. Half of the western nations are doomed now as a direct result of internal ideological and policy sabotage fomented by the Soviets.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 17, 2021 01:11 PM (c3dw6)

16 Who wants to be normal? Doesn't everybody want to be exceptional these days?
Posted by: SFGoth

That's why I post slutty tic tok reels - just like everyone else!!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 01:11 PM (mD/uy)

17 Nuts! Late to a thread once again, I'd like to comment on the thread below. El gato malo has an interesting essay on sub stack about caveman capitalism. One theme is that the bottom up natural organization of capitalism is so seamless and works so well that it seems like magic to most people and so they'll destroy something they don't understand. Afterwards, of course, they won't understand that it's them who are destroying it and so it becomes a positive feedback loop and eventually blows up.

Most of his essays are pretty good. That's why Twitter had to ban him.

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2021 01:11 PM (ov5G+)

18 You mean breathing right?
Posted by: Nevergiveup
Breathing through his mouth, 'singing' through his nose.
Posted by: Tonypete
______________
Either way the fucker's still vertical.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 01:12 PM (BFigT)

19 Who wants to be normal? Doesn't everybody want to be exceptional these days?
Posted by: SFGoth

That's why I post slutty tic tok reels - just like everyone else!!
Posted by: Tonypete
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lol Tp.

If being "normal" means embracing evil, then no, I don't want to be "normal"

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:12 PM (KKdIC)

20 Maybe Catholics will be forbidden to hold office soon .
Posted by: Skip

Reviewing the history of my Parish this morning I discovered Catholics could not by property in my town until the late '30s.

(Which is why the church property is just outside the city limits.)

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 01:13 PM (mD/uy)

21 Absolutely despicable.

Posted by: four seasons at October 17, 2021 01:14 PM (/0fQX)

22

As a species, we are all dramatically above average. Except for those red sea pedestrian people, they are running dogs.

Posted by: Muslim logic at October 17, 2021 01:17 PM (W8rYg)

23 Rich, free, entitled England?

The best thing about the British is English and they can hardly speak it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2021 01:17 PM (EZebt)

24 1 I would like to post a sign next to the one featuired above, saying "No, Nazi's boycott Israel."
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2021 01:02 PM (evAgx)
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I would clarify it by saying "normal Nazis."

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 01:18 PM (e3BA1)

25

Everybody except the Irish!

Posted by: The Mayor at October 17, 2021 01:19 PM (oj3YB)

26 I guess the laws they have against hateful speech doesn't apply to Jewish people.

Assholes

Posted by: four seasons at October 17, 2021 01:19 PM (/0fQX)

27 Doctor on pod I'm listening to, says it's easier to fill an Oxy script than an Ivermectin script.

Posted by: Golfman at October 17, 2021 01:19 PM (hOMhY)

28 Abby.
https://youtu.be/C9Pw0xX4DXI

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 01:20 PM (e3BA1)

29 One theme is that the bottom up natural organization of capitalism is so seamless and works so well that it seems like magic to most people and so they'll destroy something they don't understand..

Replace "Capitalism" with Free Market, and you've got a deal. Remember Capitalism is a Marxist term to begin with, and whatever we got today, it ain't a free market nor capitalism.

You're right though. The average person in the west has had it so good for so long, they think all this is the default and have no idea how any of it came about, or is maintained. They are about to find out, good and hard. But, then it's too late to do anything about it.

Thomas Sowell said something like "Leftism is replacing what works, with what sounds good." And I think that's pretty good shorthand for the phenomenon.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 01:20 PM (dTqaU)

30 We are a 'peculiar' people. For the Bible tells me so.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2021 01:21 PM (0OP+5)

31 We are a 'peculiar' people. For the Bible tells me so.
Posted by: Eromero
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Amen.

BTW, looking forward to seeing you again.

It's a balmy 71 here in Copperas Cove.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:23 PM (KKdIC)

32 People who are told that they are "special" and should be deferred to for all things are a significant problem. The people who tell them this shit are a bigger issue.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 01:24 PM (BFigT)

33 Amen.

BTW, looking forward to seeing you again.

It's a balmy 71 here in Copperas Cove.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:23 PM
71 here at Castelo de Eromero, 70 at Corsicana. Mrs. E made venison stew last night (like she expected to see 2" snow)

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2021 01:26 PM (0OP+5)

34 Here's what a lot of Westerners cannot understand.

If Israel (Jews, really) are bad then boycotting them is good. Even if the belief that Israel is bad demonstrably, rationally, or objectively can be seen as false, the Left, Marxists, Islamists, and other racist fascist persons do not look at the issue in any rational way. The Nazi's antisemitism was irrational yet millions were and remain persuaded it was good.

The first world problem is the inability to grasp our enemy is wholly irrational.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2021 01:26 PM (EZebt)

35 I will boycott any group does the same to Israel.

Posted by: NC Ref at October 17, 2021 01:26 PM (we2l3)

36 Apparently rich, free, entitled England has no memory...

We'd hoped that it was only amnesia,
believe us they're sick but not insane.
Yeah, we'd hoped that it was only amnesia,
our friends they don't look at us the same.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 01:27 PM (Xrfse)

37

Zionism equals racism? Great! Now I can hate myself!

Posted by: Zombie Sammy Davis Jr at October 17, 2021 01:29 PM (oj3YB)

38 71 here at Castelo de Eromero, 70 at Corsicana. Mrs. E made venison stew last night (like she expected to see 2" snow)
Posted by: Eromero
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lol

My daughter is terrified that it's going to snow like last year.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:30 PM (KKdIC)

39 FJB is needed more than ever

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 17, 2021 01:31 PM (Ysuy6)

40 FJB is needed more than ever
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Jesus is needed more than ever.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:31 PM (KKdIC)

41 There is such a thing as evil, it resides in the human race.
add just one letter 'd' and you see the devil's face.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2021 01:32 PM (0OP+5)

42 True

Jesus first

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 17, 2021 01:32 PM (Ysuy6)

43 I'll check my vinyl for Pousette-Dart.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2021 01:32 PM (taPSh)

44 World War One is where we went wrong.

Should have stayed out of it and sold arms to all belligerents involved.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2021 01:33 PM (R/m4+)

45 I'll check my vinyl for Pousette-Dart.

https://tinyurl.com/3kw96vn9

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 01:37 PM (Xrfse)

46 44 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2021 01:33 PM (R/m4+)

The bottom fell out when the UK decided that Germany was the bigger threat to her interests than Russia. There was no way the US would be allowed to let the commonwealth and the UK get rolled and harmed and so here we sit. The US and UK functionally vouchsafed the Marxist contagion by refusing to properly fuck up the revolution in its salad days.

I think Christianity blew its brains out on Flanders' Fields.

Posted by: sven at October 17, 2021 01:38 PM (Lzpvj)

47

The UK has had little to offer since the hot actress days of the late 60s - early 70s...

Posted by: Bad Teeth at October 17, 2021 01:39 PM (tJk1z)

48 I think Christianity blew its brains out on Flanders' Fields.
Posted by: sven
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Wrong.

Christianity is still alive, unfortunately, most people have no love for God, thus no love for each other.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:40 PM (KKdIC)

49

I have plenty of love for my fellow man.

Posted by: Peter Buttplug at October 17, 2021 01:41 PM (tJk1z)

50 Laters, y'all.

Got stuff to do.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:41 PM (KKdIC)

51 First World Problem:

Car alarm going off intermittently during the night. Happened 2 nights in a row. Had to clear out garage so I could park car inside it with doors unlocked and not engage the alarm.

Interwebs gives several causes. After the first 2 (which I've eliminated) the rest become more elusive tracking down source of the problem.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 17, 2021 01:41 PM (ju2Fy)

52 It's horrific to consider that the painful lessons learned about Nazis and communists will have to be repeated before it is all done.

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 01:42 PM (0OmEj)

53 Can't ignore a tune that starts with a felony assault.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2021 01:42 PM (taPSh)

54 48 Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:40 PM (KKdIC)

There are plenty of Santeria cultists who think they are Xian, the Xianity that begat the scientific age and industrial revolution is in its death throes.

I'll die with it.

Posted by: sven at October 17, 2021 01:43 PM (Lzpvj)

55

Hundreds of woke Amazon and Google employees reportedly signed a letter opposing their respective companies' contracts to provide the Israeli military and government agencies with cloud services.

The contract between the Big Tech giants and Israel, Project Nimbus, is a lucrative one, but it appears that numerous Google and Amazon employees see Israel as anything but the Promised Land. The "internally" and anonymously signed letter from "more than" 300 Amazon and "more than" 90 Google employees was published in The Guardian. The letter pushed a leftist narrative, condemning not only Israel, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police as well. The letter called support of all these entities "a disturbing pattern of militarization."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 01:46 PM (63Dwl)

56 We'd hoped that it was only amnesia,
believe us they're sick but not insane.
Yeah, we'd hoped that it was only amnesia,
our friends they don't look at us the same.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 01:27 PM (Xrfse)

very good...

A Pousette-Dart Band reference

***golf clap***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 17, 2021 01:47 PM (BgMrQ)

57 Hm. Maybe all those illegal immigrants would like a job at Amazon and Google with all that white privilege?

Posted by: vivi at October 17, 2021 01:48 PM (USW1s)

58 The first world problem is the inability to grasp our enemy is wholly irrational.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2021 01:26 PM (EZebt)

The problem with fighting an irrational enemy is that you can't reason with them.

You can show them facts, theories, histories, and data, and they will ignore it and follow their feelings.

No amount of reason can change their positions, because they did not reason themselves into them.

The only thing that works is an emotional appeal, and when it comes to us, the only thing in that vein we're any good at is humor. Memes. Little tiny bite-sized, acid-laced data bits that poke holes in popular narratives and shred the pretensions of the woke.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 01:51 PM (Msrhc)

59 There are more professing Christians worldwide now than at any time in history. For instance there are anywhere from 50 million to 100 million Christians in China. The church is growing faster in Iran than anywhere in the world.
The church is growing in Africa as well.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 01:52 PM (hI6ly)

60 There are more professing Christians worldwide now than at any time in history. For instance there are anywhere from 50 million to 100 million Christians in China. The church is growing faster in Iran than anywhere in the world.
The church is growing in Africa as well.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 01:52 PM (hI6ly)

That may be why our enemies are so desperate...

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 01:52 PM (Msrhc)

61 RE: the big red sign "Boycott Israel":

When Churchill led Britain, London didn't have a Muslim mayor. That's a clue why Britain is a lot different now.

Whole villages in Pakistan moved to England. A similar demo shift occurred on the Continent.

As a result, predictably enough, the nations who received that Muslim population influx moved toward the political world view of all those new voters. Nothing could be more natural.

Behold Eurabia.

I realize I've provided a glimpse into the obvious here.

Posted by: mnw at October 17, 2021 01:52 PM (Cssks)

62 > anonymously signed letter from "more than" 300 Amazon and "more than" 90 Google employees

Meaningless attempt to stir shit.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 01:54 PM (BFigT)

63 I realize I've provided a glimpse into the obvious here.

Posted by: mnw at October 17, 2021 01:52 PM (Cssks)


And into the future of the USA. Wake up Jews

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 01:54 PM (Irn0L)

64 We could send a stern symbolic message to the UK if we unilaterally boycott their curry.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 01:54 PM (5l6FZ)

65 I might further add that many Christians have been born into a world that hates them. They know that from the get go.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 01:55 PM (hI6ly)

66 Leftism has gone all out antisemitism

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 01:56 PM (2JoB8)

67 Boris has been a huge disappointment

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 01:56 PM (Irn0L)

68 I might further add that many Christians have been born into a world that hates them. They know that from the get go.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 01:55 PM (hI6ly)

Whenever Christianity is the minority, it is heavily persecuted. Most other faiths view it as a mortal threat, and Secularists more so than most.

Why?

Because to a Secularist, the State is the mightiest thing in the universe, the benevolent helping hand and dispenser of cosmic justice.

To a Christian, God is above the state, and all men are bound by a higher law than its. The idea that anything is above the bureaucrats is abhorrent to them.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 01:58 PM (Msrhc)

69 The letter called support of all these entities "a disturbing pattern of militarization."

These pampered leftist douchebags are totally clueless. But then, we knew that.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 02:00 PM (Xrfse)

70 Leftism has gone all out antisemitism
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 01:56 PM (2JoB

It's more than just antisemitism, they hate us as much as they hate the Jews. As much as we have realized that Judaism and Christianity are bound together into a Judeo-Christian view of the world, so have our enemies.

They hate all of us with incandescent passion.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:00 PM (Msrhc)

71 Today on the calendar is Illuminati Day.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 02:02 PM (dHB/y)

72 They hate all of us with incandescent passion.

I'm good with that.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 02:04 PM (Xrfse)

73 Probably the same reason Leftism is antisemitism is why it's moving on antiChristian

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 02:05 PM (2JoB8)

74 I'm good with that.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 02:04 PM (Xrfse)

Me too. You can judge the caliber of a man by the quality of his enemies.

Every time I get yelled at by some mentally deranged sexual deviant, I only see it as further validation that I'm onto something.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:08 PM (Msrhc)

75 Jesus has always BEEN here, I'm thinkin the problem is too many don't SEE Him.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 17, 2021 02:08 PM (KATBx)

76 Try being a conservative Catholic. Even my own religion hates me. Catholics used to hate communism. Not so much now.



Left has become a religion. State over god. State before god. Environmental wackiness and humanism before god.

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 02:08 PM (0OmEj)

77
This is the "logic" from the "experts."

When people are starving because there is no food, it must mean the economy is great because there's a big "demand" for food...which isn't available.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at October 17, 2021 02:10 PM (6AVP4)

78 Christianity could use a "makeover." Or whatever. There's been some infestation of political issues that need not be there, among other issues. Focus has been lost.

It's not anywhere near what I recall growing up.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 02:11 PM (BFigT)

79 Olddog - I've seen a lot of really wacky electrical or electronic faults in modern cars simply due to a defective battery. The sophisticated electronics are oretty touchy, so things start getting wonky that don't really point to a battery fault.

And maybe you know this already, but a car battery can measure 12.x volts all day long, that doesn't mean it isn't defective.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 02:11 PM (dTqaU)

80 >>> anonymously signed letter from "more than" 300 Amazon and "more than" 90 Google employees


Yeah, how many tens or hundreds of thousands of employees do each of those companies have?

And how does one sign an anonymous letter??

Nice to see that Netflix fired the employee that was trying to get Dave Chapelle's latest cancelled.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 02:11 PM (bDqIh)

81 It strikes me that the only other country you could name on that poster without backlash would be the United States.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 17, 2021 02:11 PM (oWBc3)

82
We had millions of "anonymously signed" mail-in ballots, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at October 17, 2021 02:14 PM (6AVP4)

83 >>Christianity could use a "makeover." Or whatever. There's been some infestation of political issues that need not be there, among other issues. Focus has been lost.


Like this?
https://tinyurl.com/2n3463xt

How is this even legal?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 02:14 PM (bDqIh)

84 When 10% of a population pretends to be 70% of the population...comical illusion.

The money wasted is great and stupid like that dam in China.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 02:15 PM (dHB/y)

85 >>It strikes me that the only other country you could name on that poster without backlash would be the United States.


Hungary
Poland

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 02:15 PM (bDqIh)

86 When it comes to destroying Christianity, I like to think Atia's quote to her horrid daughter-in-law, Livia from Rome is apt:

"I can see you. You're swearing now that someday you'll destroy me.
Remember, far better women than you have sworn to do the same.
Go and look for them now."

Posted by: sal at October 17, 2021 02:15 PM (3c1fY)

87 1st world problem:

How can the IRS be made to enforce Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3) against all the 'churches' that use the V.P. Kneeler's video to endorse McAuliffe?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (zOR/W)

88 How is this even legal?
Posted by: Lizzy

Because they're Dems. Bow to your betters, Pissant!

Posted by: Your Betters at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (Foq6I)

89 Left has become a religion. State over god. State before god. Environmental wackiness and humanism before god.

That isn't by accident, that was a carefully planned and executed strategy. The reason the left is so dogmatic is because they know how fickle people can be, they demand one hundred percent adherence. With that said, it is also probable there is no coming back once people have had 20 or 30 years of leftist psychobabble drilled into them. Don't let the bastards get a hold of your children or their children's children. It is extremely difficult to de-program someone.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (dTqaU)

90 In fairness, are there really any normal citizens in the UK?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (5l6FZ)

91 Serfs up.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 02:18 PM (dHB/y)

92 Left has become a religion. State over god. State before god. Environmental wackiness and humanism before god.
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 02:08 PM (0OmEj)

Except that they're not really humanists. They're Malthusians anti-humanists. Their philosophy starts not with the individual, but the state. Not with the well-being of humankind, but the control of those that they, in their infinite hubris, perceive to be lessers.

They would rather rule an ash heap than be an average tradesman in a land of plenty.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:19 PM (Msrhc)

93 81 It strikes me that the only other country you could name on that poster without backlash would be the United States.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 17, 2021 02:11 PM (oWBc3)

Not coincidentally, either. Ignorance, envy, sloth on full display. Fascism thrives on manure.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 17, 2021 02:19 PM (M9SBl)

94 BTW I think "Christians" like David French would instantly betray Christians who regard their faith as more important than the government.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 02:20 PM (pf+nJ)

95 This whole thing with the Jew hatred is what leads to the rapture in the Bible.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2021 02:22 PM (JUOKG)

96 I watched a YouTube sermon by Voddie Baucham yesterday on being Christian in a world that hates you.
It was excellent.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 02:22 PM (pf+nJ)

97 It is extremely difficult to de-program someone.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (dTqaU)

The thing that works best goes back to what I mentioned above - humor. Mark Twain had Alinsky's 5th decades before that plagiarist hack put pen to paper. To paraphrase: Laughter is humanity's most effective weapon. Ideas are nearly immortal and can get pushed back and forth by inches over centuries, but laughter can blow them to atoms in a second.

If you can shred their narratives with humor, and get them to question the people who led them to believe such absurdities, they will deprogram themselves.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:22 PM (Msrhc)

98 I hate to use the word "radicalize" but I think that's what Christianity will have to embrace to remain relevant.

The word doesn't mean what you might think in this context either. "Radical" in today's terms is significant. "Radical" in the Christian Church... not so much.

For example; the introduction of modern musical instruments was "radical" years ago. YMMV

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 02:23 PM (BFigT)

99 What's up with the half open can of sardines?

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 17, 2021 02:23 PM (BRpqW)

100 When David French goes to confession....they have to waterboard him.

Yes...Google has a confessional.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 02:24 PM (dHB/y)

101 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Center are are so proud of President President Biden for choosing President Obama will attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland. President Obama will do a great job and helps end Global Climate change. We still love President Obama and all he did to help persons of color. Do You support President Obama, if not why do you hate leaders of color ??

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at October 17, 2021 02:25 PM (otFiP)

102 Mary took her meds today, or is someone socking her?
Heh

Posted by: MkY at October 17, 2021 02:26 PM (Foq6I)

103 And maybe you know this already, but a car battery can measure 12.x volts all day long, that doesn't mean it isn't defective.

Yes, it’s not like the old days where a dying battery would mean a few more cranks to start, giving you a warning. By the time it takes a few more cranks to start, the car’s probably dead.

So checking the voltage after driving is one test, but not a sufficient test. Another test is, checking the voltage twelve or twenty-four hours later. If one of the cells is dead enough the voltage might read 10.x (there are six 2-volt cells in most car batteries, so five of them—yes, math—means 10 or so volts; they’re not exact).

Ultimately, though, if your electronics are wonky in ways that might remotely indicate they’re not getting sufficient current, you’ll want to do a full test, which a mechanic, some auto parts stores, and sometimes even a friend with the right equipment, can do. Because if the battery dies completely while you’re driving, you’re pretty much SOL. Your alternator will not be able to keep up, and will also die.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 17, 2021 02:26 PM (CX3cf)

104 90 In fairness, are there really any normal citizens in the UK?
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There are enough normal Britons to get Brexit passed. Unfortunately, like us, they have a problem getting fair representation.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 17, 2021 02:27 PM (W+kMI)

105 I hate to use the word "radicalize" but I think that's what Christianity will have to embrace to remain relevant.

The word doesn't mean what you might think in this context either. "Radical" in today's terms is significant. "Radical" in the Christian Church... not so much.

For example; the introduction of modern musical instruments was "radical" years ago. YMMV
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 02:23 PM (BFigT)

Radicalizing is the wrong word to describe it.

Christianity needs to remember itself, stop following the false lights of "changing with the times" and the gospel of prosperity, and remember that there is an eternal war on for the souls of men.

This is not radicalizing, but abandoning the failed ideas of past radicals and returning to the truth. The truth is eternal. It is not radical, it is not new (despite being the newest thing in human thought), it is timeless and resounds across the ages.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:28 PM (Msrhc)

106 The people saying this sort of thing in England are the same sort of people as those saying it in the USA. After all the talk about liberty, how can representatives of the *American* people in your government support antisemitism? Free speech, right?

But you get the history wrong. At the time, Britain ran Palestine, and in an attempt to appease the Nazi-supporting Arabs led by Hajj Amin al Husseini, Britain throttled Jewish immigration and *blocked* the Jews' escape routes from Germany. That resulted in Hitler killing them instead. Britain kept Jews in concentration camps for several years after the war. (Look up the story of Exodus 1947.) Appeasing Nazis is nothing new. Some Brits supported the Jews. Some didn't. Just like in the USA.

Posted by: NiV at October 17, 2021 02:28 PM (0eHB2)

107 Somewhere in Poland is a Jan Sobieski, somewhere in France is a Charles Martel , and somewhere...somewhere..in Romania is a Vlad Impaler.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2021 02:29 PM (0OP+5)

108 If a presidential election can be thrown in the United States, count on the warm-ups being done everywhere else first.
I don't trust nor believe any election result... and I'm not sure how far that goes back. Age of the internet? mid 80's?
As an example, we all dismiss inner cities as being monolithic Dem. What if they aren't, and haven't been for years? Do you actually trust the mechanisms?

Posted by: MkY at October 17, 2021 02:30 PM (Foq6I)

109 75 Jesus has always BEEN here, I'm thinkin the problem is too many don't SEE Him.
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If Joe Hiden had seen and known Jesus, and accepted Him as Lord and Savior, he would not be the man he is today. the Founders warned us about the caliber of men required to successfully operate a republic.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 17, 2021 02:30 PM (W+kMI)

110 92 Left has become a religion. State over god. State before god. Environmental wackiness and humanism before god.
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 02:08 PM (0OmEj)

Except that they're not really humanists. They're Malthusians anti-humanists. Their philosophy starts not with the individual, but the state. Not with the well-being of humankind, but the control of those that they, in their infinite hubris, perceive to be lessers.

They would rather rule an ash heap than be an average tradesman in a land of plenty.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 17, 2021 02:19 PM (Msrhc)


The Left portrays itself as all-in for the people and for the rights of the people; all-in on anti-materialism and anti-capitalism. Yet most of the "rights of the people" they advocate are materiel or service rights, not rights that cost individuals and society nothing, like free speech and freedom of religion. The Left is all-in on the right to food, housing, medical care, abortions, education, clean water and air, and more. All of those rights come with costs in our current World. Weird.

Posted by: Gref at October 17, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/)

111 The Left portrays itself as all-in for the people and for the rights of the people; all-in on anti-materialism and anti-capitalism. Yet most of the "rights of the people" they advocate are materiel or service rights, not rights that cost individuals and society nothing, like free speech and freedom of religion. The Left is all-in on the right to food, housing, medical care, abortions, education, clean water and air, and more. All of those rights come with costs in our current World. Weird.
Posted by: Gref at October 17, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/

The left cares only for theoretical people. They hate actual, real people.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 02:35 PM (pf+nJ)

112 94 BTW I think "Christians" like David French would instantly betray Christians who regard their faith as more important than the government.
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That doesn't necessarily mean that French would be a bad Christian, but it would definitely mean he is a bad person. The only person he is fooling with his Quisling act is himself. The Beltway and Media people he is trying to impress regard him as a useful idiot. When the FBBI comes to put him on the train to the camps he'll be gobsmacked.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 17, 2021 02:35 PM (W+kMI)

113 ...and all of it done with the guidance and approbation of Jewish socialist intellectuals who've spent most of the time since WWII pushing authoritarian dogma on the kids while burying how the Nazi regime actually came about under a mountain of cultural profiteering and enforced self-pity. And thus shall the cycle continue.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 02:37 PM (UewuT)

114 Reviewing the history of my Parish this morning I discovered Catholics could not by property in my town until the late '30s.

(Which is why the church property is just outside the city limits.)
Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 01:13 PM (mD/uy)

Are you in Wisconsin?

Posted by: Fox2! at October 17, 2021 02:38 PM (qyH+l)

115 The two world wars ruptured the gene pool. The smart, the brave, the patriots died in Europe. All that were left at home were women and those of weak body/weak mind. You could see it happening in the years after WWI. Britain almost didn't fight Germany. Almost.

Immediately after WWII Britain was infested by communists/socialists and atheists and they sustained an influx of Muslims from Pakistan which made things even worse.

Now they're unable to defend themselves all the tax money goes to welfare and free health. Industry is taxed, farms are micro controlled. With the joining of the EU Britain lost even more of her soul and sovereignty and I think some of what infected Britain was brought to the US and brought it down to where it's about to tip over. And there won't be any two country solutions for us. Pretty sure no one will allow it to happen for a number of reasons. Makes me mad it happened during my retirement and my slide into old age health problems so I'm unable to do anything to make any changes.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 17, 2021 02:39 PM (H5Y9p)

116 You know who's being discriminated against in today's TV commercials? Blondes. Almost totally erased from the scene.

Posted by: Pete Seria at October 17, 2021 02:40 PM (7ZQe3)

117 You know who's being discriminated against in today's TV commercials? Blondes. Almost totally erased from the scene.
Posted by: Pete Seria at October 17, 2021 02:40

That makes me sad

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 02:41 PM (pf+nJ)

118 I would love tp see Israel invent some new piece of scientific equipment that every university absolutely positively MUST have. And then have Israel refuse to sell to any university that had any department vote for BDS in any way.

Just for that magic moment when some university president has to explain how 'they really didn't mean it' or 'but this is different!'

Posted by: JB1000 at October 17, 2021 02:44 PM (LxBnV)

119 No mammary, no problem.

Buttgig can loan loan u his fake one.

Posted by: Cicero, Kaboom! Kid at October 17, 2021 02:44 PM (7zNvc)

120 FJB is needed more than ever
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Jesus is needed more than ever.
Posted by: SMH

WWFJBD

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 02:45 PM (kR3Q3)

121 Editing....

Erase the Blonde but keep the rack.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 02:45 PM (dHB/y)

122 I want to smash that sign with a bat. WTF is wrong with people?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 02:45 PM (kR3Q3)

123 And maybe you know this already, but a car battery can measure 12.x volts all day long, that doesn't mean it isn't defective.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 02:11
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No, I didn't know. Battery is 1.5 yrs old. Figured it was good. Was thinking it was faulty sensor from one the latches to the alarm, but since only does it at night I'm bumfuzzled.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 17, 2021 02:46 PM (ju2Fy)

124 We have no idea how they did this," a fourth source said, referring to China's ability to fly a hypersonic glide vehicle across the world.


We have been allowing agents of the Chinese military access to the highest levels of our government, universities, and likely military research for years, if not physically present, giving them "accidental" access to top secret information. Or, just, you know, manufacturing the most sensitive components there. None of this is an accident.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 17, 2021 02:47 PM (0ryfU)

125 Editing....
Erase the Blonde but keep the rack.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

So, disembodied, floating tits? That's hot. Not the slightest bit creepy.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 02:47 PM (kR3Q3)

126 They got CCTV cameras on that sign. You vandalize it at your peril.

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 17, 2021 02:48 PM (xopIz)

127 England is a spent force. It's been all downhill for them since the end of the Victorian age.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 17, 2021 02:49 PM (VxC1e)

128 We've also spent the last 25 years or so jerking ourselves off over the "social progress" fairy tale, accomplishing nothing other than stalling our own technological development. And as much as I'd love to blame China for that it reads more like the usual decline-and-fall-of-empires story.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 02:50 PM (UewuT)

129
They got CCTV cameras on that sign. You vandalize it at your peril.
Posted by: Been Lurking


Be safe. Wear your mask.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 02:50 PM (63Dwl)

130 No, I didn't know. Battery is 1.5 yrs old. Figured it was good. Was thinking it was faulty sensor from one the latches to the alarm, but since only does it at night I'm bumfuzzled.
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 17, 2021 02:46 PM (ju2Fy)

Temperature change overnight is causing a relay or sensor to mess with you.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 17, 2021 02:51 PM (cknjq)

131 I would love tp see Israel invent some new piece of scientific equipment that every university absolutely positively MUST have.

The weather-controlling machine wasn't enough?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 17, 2021 02:53 PM (VxC1e)

132 They got CCTV cameras on that sign. You vandalize it at your peril.
Posted by: Been Lurking

This is why I am careful when placing "I did this!!" stickers on gas pumps.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 02:54 PM (mD/uy)

133 I would love tp see Israel invent some new piece of scientific equipment that every university absolutely positively MUST have.

The weather-controlling machine wasn't enough?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 17, 2021 02:53 PM (VxC1e)

What about the atomic jew sharks?

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 17, 2021 02:54 PM (cknjq)

134 Remembering an often seen bumper sticker of the 80s - 90s " WHY BE NORMAL?"

Normal sportswear company Nike hatein' on Israel too.

Posted by: Commisar of Lysenko Gender Fluid at October 17, 2021 02:56 PM (izWWP)

135 ...and all of it done with the guidance and approbation of Jewish socialist intellectuals who've spent most of the time since WWII pushing authoritarian dogma on the kids while burying how the Nazi regime actually came about under a mountain of cultural profiteering and enforced self-pity. And thus shall the cycle continue.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 02:37 PM (UewuT)

....

Yup. Soros funds most of the BDS movement.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 17, 2021 02:58 PM (sx2jk)

136 Normal people recognize that Israel is nearly the only sane thing going on in the Middle East.

Posted by: Emmie at October 17, 2021 02:58 PM (t62xj)

137 FOOD FIGHT UPSTAIRS

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at October 17, 2021 03:01 PM (2JoB8)

138 As an example, we all dismiss inner cities as being monolithic Dem. What if they aren't, and haven't been for years? Do you actually trust the mechanisms?

Nope. The thing to remember about preference cascades is that they require people to see that they’re not alone. I think it’s entirely likely that the numbers in inner cities are being goosed to block that. Some of those percentages and even raw numbers are insane.

The media bump and the fraud bump are related: the media can’t bump up the dem numbers if no one believes them. Fraud helps people believe them.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 17, 2021 03:01 PM (CX3cf)

139 Yup. Soros funds most of the BDS movement.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 17, 2021 02:58 PM

Can he get any eviller?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 03:02 PM (hI6ly)

140 Makes me mad it happened during my retirement and my slide into old age health problems

#me too.

Posted by: Commisar of Lysenko Gender Fluid at October 17, 2021 03:02 PM (izWWP)

141 All those container ships off the West Coast aren't telling us that Christmas might not come this year. They're telling us that we very stupidly and irrationally decided that our economy was a cheap trinket to be bargained away. We're not doomed, but we need to reject all of the silliness, the nasty self-absorption and acceptance of low standards that defines American culture more clearly than thrift, hard work work, clarity of thought, and equal justice ought to.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 17, 2021 03:03 PM (M9SBl)

142 It's a balmy 71 here in Copperas Cove.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 17, 2021 01:23 PM (KKdIC)


Used to eat at Margaritas Cafe in Copperas Cove. Doubt it is still there as that was 50 years or so ago.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 03:05 PM (AmoqO)

143 138 As an example, we all dismiss inner cities as being monolithic Dem. What if they aren't, and haven't been for years? Do you actually trust the mechanisms?
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Big cities are thrones of satan.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 03:11 PM (Of5dT)

144 Not all secularists worship the state.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 17, 2021 03:36 PM (Arlb8)

145 One of the great tragedies of the last couple hundred years was that Britain got into World War I. We'd have nothing different on the continent now if they'd stayed out the Empire would still be strong and we might never have had an FDR.

Posted by: JEM at October 17, 2021 04:15 PM (sTRvb)

146 England in 1914 still had the moral courage to defend the treaty they signed to defend Belgium's neutrality. Wouldn't happen today, just like the US would be very situational about which treaties it decided to support. Taiwan are you listening? That hollow sound is Biden beating an empty chest.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 17, 2021 05:37 PM (oWBc3)

147 Real World Problem: My husband did a search on ace hardware and now when I type ace to get to ace.mu.nu it auto fills for acehardware.com. So now I have to type ace.m instead of just ac to get website to pull up. Yes it is a hardship!

Posted by: Creature but not of habit at October 17, 2021 08:15 PM (1kylN)

148 Why don't the cargo ships on the west coast ask for refueling and head to Florida?

Posted by: sidney at October 18, 2021 04:47 AM (7/kmB)

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