Champagne Socialists -- Always Wrong But Always Comfortable

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I didn't know who or what "Grimes" is...I had to look her up, and I am dumber for the effort. Apparently she is a "musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer." But aren't they all? Look up the dumbest celebrity you can think of and the odds are excellent that they will be described not as a sub-literate clown who can memorize lines, but as a writer and producer and (my favorite) activist!

Anyway, this twit's claim to fame (sorry, I didn't listen to any of her music...I'm not that much of a masochist) is that she dated Elon Musk. And that she is an entitled, ignorant, foolish little girl whose powers of observation are clearly limited to an unerring sense of how big her boyfriend's wallet is.

Communism is trendier than Louis Vuitton among clueless Gen Z Americans

Grimes said on Instagram that with paparazzi following her around, “I tried 2 think what I could do that would yield the most onion-ish possible headline and it worked haha.”

That headline was: “Grimes seen reading Karl Marx following split with world’s richest man Elon Musk.”

She clarified, “I am not a communist although there are some very smart ideas in the book.”

Okay genius...tell the class about those smart ideas!

Let's start with the labor theory of value, which is pretty much the dumbest thing ever uttered by Man, and yet has stubbornly persisted in the minds of callow college students and their professors as some sort of brilliant observation of economics.

To reduce it to the point of absurdity (that's easy, since that's where it starts), I am typing this post using one finger of one hand. Obviously that takes more labor and time, so according to Marx this essay is more valuable than one produced with modern technology (voice recognition), or even the modern technique of touch typing.

Yeah...sounds stupid, yet the willing fools (guided by the real players behind the scenes) have raised Marx onto a pedestal, ignoring the spectacular failures of every single government and society that has embraced his economic and social theories. But let us recognize the foppery of these dilettantes and their support of socialism for thee, but not for me! They embrace every aspect of free markets and the amazing wealth that those markets produce. They revel in their riches, yet want poverty and slavery for others.

At least real laborers have some honest claim to their frustration with being at the bottom of the economic pyramid, and when some of them embrace socialism as an alternative it is understandable. Incorrect, and ultimately destructive, but there is an argument to be made from their perspective.

There is a small comfort in this sort of public idiocy displayed by far too many of the wealthy...when they finally get what they want and America becomes the socialist paradise that they desire, they will be among the first to be thrown into the gulags are simply put against the wall.

And that should amuse all of us, because it is exactly the pattern followed by socialism throughout its history, and yet these people have limited their observation of Marx and socialism to the Cliff Notes version spouted by soft left professors and lazy consumption of leftist propaganda.

Luckily for them, a dozen years in the gulag mining coal will disabuse them of the notion that socialism is anything other than a soul-destroying political philosophy designed for one thing...the accumulation of power over the people.

And I'm okay with that!

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 I detest champagne

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 11:00 AM (2JoB8)

2 It's easy to be indifferent to economic destruction when you already have economic surety.

The civil service guppy has swallowed the private economy whale.

Posted by: sven at October 17, 2021 11:01 AM (Lzpvj)

3 Grimes IS a talented musician and songwriter. Light years better than 99% of the popular twaddle being produced everywhere.

Yes, she was trolling. Reading Das Kapital was a joke.

What she knows about Musk and his hobnobbing with the rest of the Bazillionaires Club would be interesting to know, but she's smart enough to keep her mouth shut. She has a kid with the guy now.

If you're overreacting to Grimes' little stunt, you missed the target.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2021 11:04 AM (FNdgH)

4 I detest champagne
Posted by: Skip

Why do you hate fall ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2021 11:05 AM (arJlL)

5 90% of our political problems are because of affluent, white females.

Posted by: Blago at October 17, 2021 11:06 AM (LYqpY)

6 From the wiki article about Lenin (my emphasis):

"A controversial and highly divisive historical figure, Lenin is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class, while critics have accused him of establishing a totalitarian dictatorship and ordering political repression and mass killings."

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 17, 2021 11:06 AM (ACi07)

7 Some days.

Billionaire's baby mama holds Marx book for attention.

Yay.

Posted by: blaster at October 17, 2021 11:07 AM (smQOA)

8
We love our dogs and regularly have to make sacrifices on their behalf but we know and they know who's the boss.

Americans have let the government become a 200-pound monster that doesn't growl and snap only when it's fed ribeye steaks.

And, yes, we've cried but didn't hesitate to put down ones with bad temperaments.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:08 AM (/U27+)

9 1 I detest champagne
Posted by: Skip

I prefer Prosecco.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 17, 2021 11:08 AM (U2p+3)

10 Lt Col Dubois had an excellent example: two pies, each requiring materials and labor. Yet all of the labor in the world will not make a mud pie more valuable than an apple pie made by an expert chef.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 17, 2021 11:08 AM (qyH+l)

11 You think you're having a bad day?

https://bit.ly/3pbHMyE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:08 AM (d9FiS)

12 Timely. I went to a champagne socialist wedding last evening, and the expensive fauxhemian vibe was amazing, right down to the leaky barn for authenticity. All the while dreaming of an Obama restoration and fuck the kulaks

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 17, 2021 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

13 Because I have a ton of leaves on my trees
And sweet wine isn't y style

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 11:10 AM (2JoB8)

14 this should have been earlier but I'm always late- Michael Caine in "Harry Brown" was great. Vigilante FTW!

Posted by: free tibet at October 17, 2021 11:10 AM (1nTUP)

15 King of Spain looked a lot like Simon Cowell. Funny.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2021 11:11 AM (taPSh)

16 "Lenin is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class, while critics have accused him of establishing a totalitarian dictatorship and ordering political repression and mass killings."
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 17, 2021 11:06 AM (ACi07)

_________

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lenin%27s_Hanging_Order

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:11 AM (/U27+)

17 I detest champagne

Posted by: Skip

Lived there as a kid...don't remember much about it.

Posted by: BignJames at October 17, 2021 11:12 AM (AwYPR)

18 Karl Marx engages in some elaborate mental masturbation in the 1800s and the resulting ejaculate continues to rain down today.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 17, 2021 11:12 AM (5Woea)

19 "A controversial and highly divisive historical figure, Lenin is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class, while critics have accused him of establishing a totalitarian dictatorship and ordering political repression and mass killings."
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Everybody's a critic.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:12 AM (d9FiS)

20
When the kidnapped actor, played by George Clooney in "Hail! Caesar", encounters his kidnappers, a wide swath of Communists sitting in a seaside California villa's room and all arguing about their disparate misconceptions and preferred solutions for what ails society, a tighter summary of their erroneous views would be hard to find.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 11:13 AM (97I0d)

21 Lenin is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class, while critics have accused him of establishing a totalitarian dictatorship and ordering political repression and mass killings."
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 17, 2021 11:06 AM (ACi07)

Is the article about Hitler equally balanced?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 11:13 AM (cSyAR)

22 That the Communists love slave labor, I think Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the 1800 pages + makes fairly clear the Gulag was filled just for the labor and largely wasted in its use.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 11:15 AM (2JoB8)

23 And that should amuse all of us

Thanks for the thread, CBD. I used to find the duplicity amusing but no more. None of what is transpiring before our very eyes amuses me in the least. I used to have a sense of humor when evaluating events around me but the past two years have placed a major damper on that. I think that's one of the reasons I miss El Rushbo so much. He kept me laughing in the face of adverse lunacy.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 11:15 AM (Xrfse)

24 Down with da nyet!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 11:16 AM (e3BA1)

25
Great 19th Century Theories

- Lamarckism
- Phlogiston
- The aether
- Marxism

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:16 AM (/U27+)

26 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lenin%27s_Hanging_Order

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:11 AM (/U27+)

Communists are all bastards, always.

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 17, 2021 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

27 Greetings:

I was almost always surprised about the number of "music producers" that showed up on "Judge Judy".

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2021 11:16 AM (uuklp)

28 Wealthy people look at the world differently.

They have little to worry about in existing day to day so they worry about things that really matter very little to them, and have little or no consequence on their insulated lives when they dabble in these schemes.

Globull Warmering, Raycisims and Raycists, Imaginary Epidemics, Whirled Peas, Co-Existing, and Politics blah blah blah fill up the horizons of their minds because they are always fed, the lights are never turned off and time is abundant so they have it, like their money, to waste.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2021 11:16 AM (R/m4+)

29 Luckily for them, a dozen years in the gulag mining coal...

And since they will find that work very hard, the value of coal will soar dramatically!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2021 11:18 AM (axyOa)

30 "Foppery"...excellent word.

Can be replaced with "Fappery"?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2021 11:18 AM (RoIW/)

31 Greetings:

I put myself through college driving cabs in NYC back in the early '70s. The trade wisdom was that Park Ave. and such wasn't where the best tips were.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2021 11:19 AM (uuklp)

32 It almost seems like lefties believe the multiple millions of people murdered, enslaved and imprisoned by communist deserved to be murdered, enslaved and imprisoned.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 11:20 AM (cSyAR)

33 hear a guy on the radio who wrote a book about Marx. Evidently, personally, he was a real turd.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 11:21 AM (AmoqO)

34
No one gives less to charities than Leftists.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:21 AM (/U27+)

35 No one gives less to charities than Leftists.

Taxation = Charity

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 11:22 AM (Xrfse)

36 >>> 34
No one gives less to charities than Leftists.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:21 AM (/U27+)

When they say "someone" should Do.Something. About This! they mean "someone else".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 17, 2021 11:23 AM (ACi07)

37
g'early afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 17, 2021 11:23 AM (DUIap)

38 Harry Browm gooded.

Walk around a decayed culture just shooting the shit.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2021 11:24 AM (dHB/y)

39 >>> 33 hear a guy on the radio who wrote a book about Marx. Evidently, personally, he was a real turd.
Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 11:21 AM (AmoqO)

Uh, yeah he was.

Posted by: Marx' Sucker Buddies Maid at October 17, 2021 11:24 AM (ACi07)

40 Tammy Grimes was OK

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 11:24 AM (63Dwl)

41
To reduce it to the point of absurdity (that's easy, since that's where it starts), I am typing this post using one finger of one hand.


Which likely means you were doing it on a smart phone or smart device, because the variety of punctuation and other special characters you used in it are impossible to obtain with one finger on a conventional keyboard.

Just an observation. You composed a literate assembly of ideas, while the wholly clueless bint for sale resorted to the Illiterati's use of shortcuts (e.g., "2" for "to") in order to confirm to their preferred communications' channel's rules for number of allowed characters per "message".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 11:25 AM (pNxlR)

42
Taxation = Charity
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 11:22 AM (Xrfse)

________

Their generosity with your money knows no bounds.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:25 AM (/U27+)

43 I think I have become The King of Curmudgeon

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 11:25 AM (Xrfse)

44
conform, not confirm

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 11:25 AM (pNxlR)

45
Burleigh Grimes >>>>> Fashion Icon Grimes

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:26 AM (/U27+)

46 Heard not hear.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 11:27 AM (AmoqO)

47
Globull Warmering, Raycisims and Raycists, Imaginary Epidemics, Whirled Peas, Co-Existing, and Politics blah blah blah fill up the horizons of their minds because they are always fed, the lights are never turned off and time is abundant so they have it, like their money, to waste.


Do not forget ys!

-- Huge Manatees

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 11:28 AM (pNxlR)

48 If anybody or anywhere deserves what communism brings it is Hollywood followed by academia. Good and hard. Nobody that has lived through communism loves it. Lessons learned the hard way are the strongest teachers.

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 11:29 AM (0OmEj)

49
Oh, FFS ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 11:29 AM (pNxlR)

50
If anybody or anywhere deserves what communism brings it is Hollywood followed by academia.

________

Lady Gaga Goes to Kolyma

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:31 AM (/U27+)

51 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Lenin%27s_Hanging_Order
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2021 11:11 AM (/U27+)
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I'd hang.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 11:32 AM (e3BA1)

52 I apologize. I'm in kind of a bad mood. Shouldn't drag it in here. Carry on.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 17, 2021 11:33 AM (5Woea)

53 1 I detest champagne
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 11:00 AM (2JoB
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I'm not as extreme as you. I get no kick from Champagne.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 11:33 AM (e3BA1)

54 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lenin%27s_Hanging_Order
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Damn kulaks screwing up Utopia!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:36 AM (d9FiS)

55 Progressives tend to only be generous when they're giving away someone else's money.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 17, 2021 11:36 AM (U2p+3)

56 18 Karl Marx engages in some elaborate mental masturbation in the 1800s and the resulting ejaculate continues to rain down today.

Posted by: Muldoon

LOL. And stupid fucking dems stand there staring at the sky, agape. Enjoying the taste of progress.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 11:36 AM (kR3Q3)

57 Every society eventually goes communist or something close to it. When the govt promises you will be rich by making your neighbor poor it is very appealing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 17, 2021 11:37 AM (zc8oT)

58 Oh, and Fuck Joe Biden. With a broken champagne bottle.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 11:37 AM (kR3Q3)

59 On Reddit, it is just the default position that socialism is good and capitalism is bad. Like the sun setting in the west and rising in the east, simply no debate.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 17, 2021 11:39 AM (zc8oT)

60 Quite Interesting
@qikipedia
In New Zealand, the Christchurch city council has declined to renew the contract of their official city wizard.

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Is now the time to abandon tradition?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:40 AM (d9FiS)

61 The more efficient use of labor should pay more. But for much of the working class, they had not see a (real money) pay raise for decades. The efficiencies were mostly stolen by those creating money out of thin air.

That is partly the government, but mostly the banks (and the even call hedge funds banks now). Increase in pay was turned into a decrease due to inflation and debt. Families have more/better stuff, but they needed both parents working to stay up with the Jones family.

Going full fiat currency under Nixon may have been the beginning of the end. Greenspan gave us easy money so everything was financed, and now we are zero bound, but still with massive debt ... but BigBank is happy, and BigCorp.

A solution ... maybe a basket of commodities to back up currencies like gold used to do. But if the IMF or BIS decides on what commodities, they'd manipulate that as well. Some sort of Reset probably will happen ... I should run it, can't trust anyone else.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 17, 2021 11:41 AM (Cus5s)

62 The only problem with laughing that these motherfuckers will be up against the wall first is that everything else and a lot of us have to be destroyed first. Fuck them hard, fuck them now, and fuck THEIR freedoms (right, Ahnold?)

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 11:41 AM (kR3Q3)

63
Some sort of Reset probably will happen ...

And it'll be GREAT!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 11:43 AM (63Dwl)

64 I want Bezos and Cuckerberg to pay a 99% tax rate on income above $10m. Call me a commie, I give no fucks.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 17, 2021 11:47 AM (zc8oT)

65 60 Quite Interesting
@qikipedia
In New Zealand, the Christchurch city council has declined to renew the contract of their official city wizard.

-
Is now the time to abandon tradition?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:40 AM (d9FiS)

He apparently refused to wear a mask, something about mumbling spells and beards...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 17, 2021 11:47 AM (oHd/0)

66 In New Zealand, the Christchurch city council has declined to renew the contract of their official city wizard.
-
Is now the time to abandon tradition?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:40 AM (d9FiS)
He apparently refused to wear a mask, something about mumbling spells and beards...
Posted by: Romeo13 

irrational wuflu pseudoscience hysteria >> totes logical and grounded in reality magick spellz

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2021 11:50 AM (kR3Q3)

67 To really understand Marx one has to consider the historical context, as he wrote what he did in the mid 19th century when industry was still heavily steeped in European feudalism and everything was underpinned by an actual class system based on titles granted by kings. But of course the said dilettante Marxists never do that, they just hear "the proles will burn the motherfucker down!" and give it the old social media upvote because they're assholes.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 11:51 AM (UewuT)

68 OK then... Let's Go Brandon Rap video, currently number 1 on Youtube.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 17, 2021 11:52 AM (oHd/0)

69 Tomorrow's headline: Christchurch City Council Turned Into Toads

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:53 AM (d9FiS)

70 On Reddit, it is just the default position that socialism is good and capitalism is bad. Like the sun setting in the west and rising in the east, simply no debate.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

Right. Just like there is the 'alt-right', whatever that is. Never the 'alt-left'.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 11:53 AM (mD/uy)

71 We're not even through a whole year of Fuckjoebiden's term. It's going to get worse in the next year. Much worse.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 17, 2021 11:56 AM (Fs5vw)

72 I suspect I'm gonna need to find myself a religious exemption at some point in the future, so that wizard could totally win me over with a bitchin' toad spell.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 11:56 AM (UewuT)

73 Right. Just like there is the 'alt-right', whatever that is. Never the 'alt-left'.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 11:53 AM (mD/uy

The term far left never appears in the media.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 11:57 AM (cSyAR)

74 Karl's Economics Paper Got Bad Marx

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 11:57 AM (d9FiS)

75 Grimes and Elon just broke up = they will not live together. I liked this semi accurate quote from him.
Well, at this point the baby is just an eating and pooping machine, not much I can do. When the baby is older, I can do more, and I will be more involved.
And then he moved to Texas.
I do think she was mostly trolling with that photo/post. But her ideas, and Elons, are somewhat opposite. For example Elon thinks pronouns, as currently some people fixate, are stupid. While Grimes thinks they are important.

Posted by: MikeM at October 17, 2021 11:59 AM (5Y7fX)

76 The only time the word leftwing is used in the media is in a report about a hockey game.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 11:59 AM (cSyAR)

77
We're not even through a whole year of Fuckjoebiden's term. It's going to get worse in the next year. Much worse.
Posted by: Justsayin'


Will they continue with Covid mania or switch to a new emergency?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:00 PM (63Dwl)

78 Ah hahahaha! That little shake of the king's head...

Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2021 12:01 PM (nWxPx)

79 I miss Rush too.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 17, 2021 12:01 PM (Fs5vw)

80 If we go full communist I want to work in the Shoe Bureau. Could be in the committee that decides how many pair and what type each individual may have. Have no interest in styles, sizes, colors, manufacturing or distribution.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (AmoqO)

81 Who yelled at Katherine Hepburn, "you can afford to be Socialists!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (kJgh9)

82 Apparently she is a "musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer."
---------------

Translation: she's a waitress.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (YqDXo)

83 Will they continue with Covid mania or switch to a new emergency?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:00 PM (63Dwl)

Joe's gonna need a war or two to get the proles minds off of the cost of a pack of Kools.

But where....where...(looks at map)

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (R/m4+)

84 Will they continue with Covid mania or switch to a new emergency?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:00 PM (63Dwl)


What's that saying about embracing the power of "and"?

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (Fs5vw)

85 Remember those "this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" commercials? Well, this is a chick, this is a chick on leftism.

https://bit.ly/3j9PNR9

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 12:03 PM (d9FiS)

86 While Grimes thinks
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Let's not exaggerate now, OK?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:04 PM (YqDXo)

87 I do think she was mostly trolling with that photo/post.

Posted by: MikeM at October 17, 2021 11:59 AM (5Y7fX)

It doesn't matter what her intent was. She was photographed reading a man whose ideas are responsible for the deaths of many millions, and the misery of many more than that.

By tacitly approving of Marx, even in jest, she continues the fiction that socialism is just one of many rational political systems.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2021 12:04 PM (Q9lwr)

88 Are the comments sluggish?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 17, 2021 12:04 PM (VWp7G)

89 What are the NZ Dwarves and Elves going to do to fight Sauron now?

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 12:05 PM (2JoB8)

90 One wonders if Grimes' nether regions are as grimy as her ideas.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 17, 2021 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

91 If we go full communist I want to work in the Shoe Bureau.

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Comrade Bernie could be on the Deodorant Committee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 17, 2021 12:06 PM (d9FiS)

92 Anyway, the most salient historical precedent to what's coming is probably the run-up to the French Revolution. When Louis XIV's infamous "hey, let's all be dandies!" started to come apart the aristocracy were falling over themselves to be socially conscious and for the little guy--or rather, to be seen by their friends as such. This hamhanded hypocrisy coupled with generally low administrative competency across the board wrecked the treasury, made a bad situation a whole lot worse, and opened the door to a rage-fueled but incompetent peasant revolt that killed the nobles, killed its neighbors, and then killed itself.

Oh, and the Marquis de Sade pulled off some truly epic trolling.

Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 12:07 PM (UewuT)

93 Joey Bidet would be the Paste Commissar

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:07 PM (kJgh9)

94 P.T. Musk

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2021 12:07 PM (Tnijr)

95 How does Grimes pronounce the names of her children?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 12:08 PM (cSyAR)

96 Grimes and Musk named their child X AE A-12?

How is that pronounced (and I don't want to know what it means)? At least Moon Unit and Dweezil have pronunciations that can be reasonably inferred when read.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 17, 2021 12:08 PM (xxG/v)

97 89 What are the NZ Dwarves and Elves going to do to fight Sauron now?
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 12:05 PM (2JoB

They'll open the Mines of Moria and become rich again. Then they'll short everything in the Middle Earth stock market.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 17, 2021 12:09 PM (Fs5vw)

98 Grimes and Musk named their child X AE A-12?

How is that pronounced (and I don't want to know what it means)? At least Moon Unit and Dweezil have pronunciations that can be reasonably inferred when read.
Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 17, 2021 12:08 PM (xxG/v)

Is that one name or three?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 12:09 PM (cSyAR)

99 A lot of people, especially younger ones are posing for photos that get posted to social media in some outrageous situations. You've got the fucktards with the sign "End Christianity" and giving the middle finger. There are others like this twat striking a pose with Marx. It's posturing. They do it for the clicks and to feel "big."

If confronted they'll melt. They've no idea what they stand for so they let someone else pick a topic, a cause, whatever and off they go... totally clueless.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:09 PM (BFigT)

100 Elon Musk dodged a bullet with that one.

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 17, 2021 12:10 PM (xopIz)

101 Grimes tweeted that part of the reason that she and Musk gave their kid the weird name was in honor of their favorite aircraft, the "SR-17."

Got that from the excellent "Common Sense Skeptic" Youtube channel.

Posted by: Joseph Tura at October 17, 2021 12:11 PM (KgeAf)

102 @92 - I've been listening to the Revolutions Podcast (the French Revolution chapters specfically) and the parallels are definitely there. Rickety bureaucracy that is too valuable for everybody in it to reform enough to keep it going along. Everybody assumes it will continue because it hasn't broken yet... but sooner or later it can't.

Posted by: KenWats at October 17, 2021 12:11 PM (vyV2y)

103 Elon dipping his dick in cray-cray.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 17, 2021 12:11 PM (kmRY8)

104 I have a meme saved that shows many/most of the 20th century's Communist/Socialist icons...all wearing Rolex Watches.

Posted by: tj Strong at October 17, 2021 12:13 PM (uAI4S)

105 A-12 Avenger II

Or Project Oxcart's A-12?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:13 PM (kJgh9)

106 I wanted to name my kid Fireball XL5. That got shot down in flames. Sigh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:13 PM (Xrfse)

107 I detest champagne
Posted by: Skip

I prefer Prosecco.
Posted by: nurse ratched

I will drink either or both. I am not finicky.

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 17, 2021 12:13 PM (xopIz)

108 Let's start with the labor theory of value, which is pretty much the dumbest thing ever uttered by Man, and yet has stubbornly persisted in the minds of callow college students and their professors as some sort of brilliant observation of economics.
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Me, back in college: "So you're saying a pothole fixed by applying teaspoons of asphalt is more valuable than one filled through use of a skiploader?

Me, also, at the same time: "How would consumers KNOW how much labor went into something?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:13 PM (YqDXo)

109 All media actors are going to be replaced with CGI and I'm fine with that.

If you want humans you will have to go to a play.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at October 17, 2021 12:14 PM (OYUie)

110 CGI actors?

Michael Crichton's "Looker"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:15 PM (kJgh9)

111 101 Grimes tweeted that part of the reason that she and Musk gave their kid the weird name was in honor of their favorite aircraft, the "SR-17."

Got that from the excellent "Common Sense Skeptic" Youtube channel.

Posted by: Joseph Tura at October 17, 2021 12:11 PM (KgeAf)


I think we went over the "My Favorite Aircraft" the other day. Maybe name your kid where they were conceived. My son would not like to be called Nice.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 12:15 PM (AmoqO)

112 If, for whatever reason, I was as rich as Scrooge McDuck, and further - single, no one would ever know about my $$.

Otherwise, how would one know that your romantic partner loved you for you and not for your ability to Super Size the fries?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 12:15 PM (mD/uy)

113 Socialism, in company with various other "isms" (with one bright exemption) have in common their abysmal failure when put into practice.

The proof of this is legion. One wonders why this hasn't dawned on so many yet.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 17, 2021 12:15 PM (KATBx)

114 Is that one name or three?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 12:09 PM (cSyAR)

***********

*shrugs shoulders, gives dumbfounded look*

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 17, 2021 12:15 PM (xxG/v)

115 But the Commies are so fun!
https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/


1449564583878922242

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:16 PM (bDqIh)

116 Barnhardt linked to Ashleigh Shackleford, the CRT educator's blog, so I went over to look.

She insists on Reparations and Marxism. Has not thought out how persons under the latter are going to pay the former, but it will work this time.

Posted by: sal at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (3c1fY)

117 I prefer Prosecco.
Posted by: nurse ratched


My wife likes Cupcake brand Prosecco. I have to admit that it goes down pretty easy.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (OYUie)

118 Please use tinyurl.

Blowing the margins for some phone readers isn't very nice!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (Q9lwr)

119 Trolling?? Ya mean like Obama's response when he was caught getting off AF1 carrying the book "The Post American World"?

Posted by: tj Strong at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (uAI4S)

120 Insty featured a post yesterday that Marx would hate AOC and the poseur leftists.

Safe bet: Marx hated EVERYBODY. His bitterest attacks were directed toward others whose views differed by a scintilla from his own. He had to be the Big Cheese of leftist nonsense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

121 I just realized that one must be older than dinosaur dirt to get my previous reference. Long live Colonel Steve Zodiac! Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:18 PM (Xrfse)

122 My son's name is Garrett. I wanted his middle name to be "Bon."



Our last name would have been awesome.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:18 PM (BFigT)

123 But the Commies are so fun!

Posted by: Lizzy

Oh my. Is that poor young 'woman' suffering a seizure?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 12:18 PM (mD/uy)

124 Communists are more proficient at drinking Vodka and being honey pots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 12:18 PM (Irn0L)

125 The thing about the labor theory of value is that it is calculating engine that forms the basis of Marx's entire analysis.

And it's a joke.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:19 PM (YqDXo)

126 Ok, naming their child after a favorite aircraft isn't the worst thing to name a child after but it is still weird.

I did some work as an engineer on naval torpedo design and if I named one of my kids Mk-48, I think that kid would hate me for the rest of my life, even though the Mk-48 can cleave a 2500 ton ship in half.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 17, 2021 12:21 PM (xxG/v)

127 If it's not from a particular region in France then technically it's called sparkling socialism.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (kTF2Z)

128 111

Wasn't place of the conception the stated reason that Bryce Dallas Howard got her name?

And not that I claim any right to judge on kids names. Most of those I've used were inspired by minor celebrities from the 1920s-1960s.

Posted by: Joseph Tura at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (KgeAf)

129 They missed another tie-in with name.

Instead of just AE, AE-35.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (kJgh9)

130 "She clarified, 'I am not a communist although there are some very smart ideas in the book.'"

Heh. In the 8th grade we were assigned to read "The Communist Manifesto". Everybody in that class came away with the same take which was This could never work because people aren't at all like what is required in the book.

Every. Single. Kid.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (AiZBA)

131
Grimes and Musk named their child X AE A-12?

Number 12 looks just like you

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734604/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (63Dwl)

132 "Rosa Luxemburg: Who Was the Revolutionary Socialist and Author?"
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Ask the Freikorps. They know.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (YqDXo)

133 Heh. In the 8th grade we were assigned to read "The Communist Manifesto". Everybody in that class came away with the same take which was This could never work because people aren't at all like what is required in the book.

Every. Single. Kid.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 17, 2021 12:22 PM (AiZBA)


Yeah we read Animal Farm also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (Irn0L)

134 122 My son's name is Garrett. I wanted his middle name to be "Bon."


I wanted Wolfgang but was shot down. We have German Wolfes in our ancestry. Second choice was Malachi. That was a no go as well. Named him after me.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (AmoqO)

135 1449564583878922242

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:16 PM (bDqIh)
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Cool

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (Of5dT)

136 this should have been earlier but I'm always late- Michael Caine in "Harry Brown" was great. Vigilante FTW!
Posted by: free tibet
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My favorite scene: https://tinyurl.com/rxwthuj2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (bPH26)

137 What ever happened to the kid named Orbit after John Glenn's flight?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:24 PM (kJgh9)

138 What ever happened to the kid named Orbit after John Glenn's flight?

I believe he went on to become a chewing gum tycoon.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:25 PM (Xrfse)

139 @5

This...

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 17, 2021 12:25 PM (zB2xb)

140 115 But the Commies are so fun!
https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/
1449564583878922242

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:16 PM (bDqIh)
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We've all been Rick blah-blah'd.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (e3BA1)

141 Ok, naming their child after a favorite aircraft isn't the worst thing to name a child after but it is still weird.

I did some work as an engineer on naval torpedo design and if I named one of my kids Mk-48, I think that kid would hate me for the rest of my life,
Posted by: Sasquatch
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Heh.

Posted by: Sue at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (bPH26)

142 How long before Biden imposes wage and price controls to combat shortages?

Posted by: Muchas buchas at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (1EeyU)

143 "Elon Musk dodged a bullet with that one."

Too bad he left his body armor in his wallet.

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (dB4Iz)

144 What ever happened to the kid named Orbit after John Glenn's flight?

I believe he went on to become a chewing gum tycoon.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:25 PM (Xrfse)
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I think he began making sprinklers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (YqDXo)

145 What ever happened to the kid named Orbit after John Glenn's flight?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:24 PM (kJgh9)

He does chewing gum commercials now.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 17, 2021 12:27 PM (kmRY8)

146 142 How long before Biden imposes wage and price controls to combat shortages?
Posted by: Muchas buchas at October 17, 2021 12:26 PM (1EeyU)
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And blames "wreckers, saboteurs, and deviationists" for the problem?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:27 PM (YqDXo)

147 Kaiser Eisen Wolf would be an interesting name for a character in a story

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:27 PM (kJgh9)

148
I just realized that one must be older than dinosaur dirt to get my previous reference. Long live Colonel Steve Zodiac! Heh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD


And Venus. Hubba Hubba

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:27 PM (63Dwl)

149 137 What ever happened to the kid named Orbit after John Glenn's flight?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:24 PM (kJgh9)
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He became a dropout.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 12:28 PM (e3BA1)

150 Alternate headlines...

'Gold digging whore seeks attention'

'Thot studies for masters thesis in Thottery'

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (zB2xb)

151 Sorry about that, CBD!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (bDqIh)

152
And blames "wreckers, saboteurs, and deviationists" for the problem?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


And the unvaccinated.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (63Dwl)

153 And Venus. Hubba Hubba

Yes, she was hot but kind of wooden and unapproachable.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (Xrfse)

154 I think Frank Zappa would like to have a word with Elon Musk regarding children's names.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (BFigT)

155 Probably late on this but I see the Air Force denied Ashlii Babbitt a military burial because of Jan. 6. She gave them 14 years, fvckers.

Posted by: dartist at October 17, 2021 12:29 PM (+ya+t)

156 Never read Communist Manifesto but often thought I should.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 12:30 PM (2JoB8)

157 My favorite scene: https://tinyurl.com/rxwthuj2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (bPH26)


I liked his whole visit to the drug dealer. The ending was awesome as well.

Posted by: Javems at October 17, 2021 12:30 PM (AmoqO)

158 When I think of a current commie, I think of Danny Ortega.

Revolutionary Sandinista, now a billionaire.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2021 12:31 PM (R/m4+)

159 "Smart ideas in the book" uh-oh.

Socialists, Communists, Totalitarian, Collectivists, et al., are estimated to be directly responsible for over 100 million dead in the last century alone - and that's not counting the wars!

Some ideas are so stupid only the intellectual (or maybe vapid hollyweird wack jobs) could believe them

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 12:32 PM (dTqaU)

160 The appeal of socialism predates Marx--in England, during Cromwell's time, they had the Levelers, during King Louis XIV's childhood, they had the Frondist revolt, etc. More wrote his Utopia during that era. And the anabaptist predecessors of Amish and their related religious brethren like Mennonites, were the farming survivors of a nasty war. Their city anabaptist brethren professing an early form of socialism were put down harshly in the German Peasant Wars by both Catholic and Protestant nobility in Germany in the 1500's. The inspiration for those Anabaptist was a literal interpretation of the Sermon of the Mount. Socialism periodically occurred in smaller societies all throughout history.

Recently, socialism is generally most earnestly professed by those in the upper classes that want to be the new leaders in whatever society will result while the rank and file are people that want free stuff from such a government.

Posted by: whig at October 17, 2021 12:32 PM (9hXN1)

161 It's looking like BenHad nailed the timing for the TxMoMe again this year. Weather is shaping up to be perfect next weekend.

Posted by: xa4 nasal radiator at October 17, 2021 12:33 PM (xkudx)

162 He became a dropout.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 17, 2021 12:28 PM (e3BA1)

It's time he re-entered.

Posted by: BignJames at October 17, 2021 12:34 PM (AwYPR)

163 It should be pointed out that the Labor Theory of Value is not intrinsically marxist. Adam Smith was a supporter of free markets but was a believer in LTV.

It's somewhat ironic that Smith embraced LTV in that six decades before Smith was born, Edward Coke's Statute of Monopolies, that codified patents as we know them, demonstrated that an idea was more valuable than the labor effecting it.

Posted by: Johann Amadeus Metesky at October 17, 2021 12:34 PM (VHk4v)

164 Let's hope he don't burn out

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (kJgh9)

165 It's a good thing Lena Dunham is off of the market because I'm convinced Elon would consider stuffing his cock in her.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (5l6FZ)

166 Well, as long as I am being curmudgeonly, my next-door neighbor is mowing her lawn for the second day in a row. It seems to be an obsession. She's a lefty, so I am trying to understand this behavior and failing. How fast can grass grow in a 24-hour period?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (Xrfse)

167 Let's hope he don't burn out
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (kJgh9)

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Better that than to fade away.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 17, 2021 12:36 PM (kTF2Z)

168 My wife likes Cupcake brand Prosecco. I have to admit that it goes down pretty easy.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at October 17, 2021 12:17 PM (OYUie)

La Marca is pretty good. Also inexpensive.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 17, 2021 12:37 PM (U2p+3)

169 >>> She's a lefty, so I am trying to understand this behavior and failing. How fast can grass grow in a 24-hour period?3

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (Xrfse)
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Maybe husband is having his monthly.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:38 PM (Of5dT)

170 That bookstore from the prior thread is about a mile from me (to the east north east). Never heard of it. No reason to, I suppose. It is in a hip area though. It's hip because I'm not there. Oddly, I'm now one of the long-timers who would probably count as on of the counterculture/question-authority/smokes dope (ok, takes dope pills) types of yesteryear who helped make S.F. the name it coasts on to this day.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 17, 2021 12:38 PM (KAi1n)

171 165 It's a good thing Lena Dunham is off of the market because I'm convinced Elon would consider stuffing his cock in her.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (5l6FZ)
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I expected Musk's squeeze to be a knockout. This "Grimes" is only so-so attractive, IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:39 PM (YqDXo)

172 It's looking like BenHad nailed the timing for the TxMoMe again this year. Weather is shaping up to be perfect next weekend.

She knows people, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 17, 2021 12:39 PM (DUHVy)

173 when they finally get what they want and America becomes the socialist paradise that they desire, they will be among the first to be thrown into the gulags are simply put against the wall

Much as I want it to be true, I'm not sure that this will happen for many of the wealthy, at least not the more famous ones, or at least not in the near future. They are already part of the aristocracy, and will likely enjoy their wealth and fame as long as they tow the line (or actively pull it as many do). As the lower/middle tiers of travelers are consumed I suppose the mob fires will eventually reach the upper echelons, but by then we may be in a stasis. The whole wokeism thing is the current weapon able to seek and destroy anybody, but maybe it will be abandoned or reduced once control is achieved and those aggrieved groups are no longer needed as cudgels. Already "public health" is being employed in its place.

I don't know, pre-caffeine thoughts. Happy Sunday Horde!

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at October 17, 2021 12:40 PM (m3XFr)

174 Springtime or earliest summer around here, yeah I could see every couple days almost. Sure seems like it. Now? Mid October? Seems ... doubtful

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 12:40 PM (dTqaU)

175 My favorite scene: https://tinyurl.com/rxwthuj2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 17, 2021 12:23 PM (bPH26)


What is she wearing?

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at October 17, 2021 12:41 PM (AmoqO)

176 -------------------
I expected Musk's squeeze to be a knockout. This "Grimes" is only so-so attractive, IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:39 PM (YqDXo)
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He has eclectic tastes?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:41 PM (Of5dT)

177 It's looking like BenHad nailed the timing for the TxMoMe again this year. Weather is shaping up to be perfect next weekend.

Indeed!! Looking good, hope Mother Nature doesn't decide to change her plans!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2021 12:41 PM (nxdel)

178 Let's hope he don't burn out
Better that than to fade away

Rust never sleeps

I hate with a burning passion all things Neil Young.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:42 PM (BFigT)

179 Crap. I was interrupted. That was supposed to be an answer to Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (Xrfse)

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at October 17, 2021 12:43 PM (AmoqO)

180 Well, as long as I am being curmudgeonly, my next-door neighbor is mowing her lawn for the second day in a row. It seems to be an obsession. She's a lefty, so I am trying to understand this behavior and failing. How fast can grass grow in a 24-hour period?
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:35 PM (Xrfse)
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We had a neighbor - an ardent, right-on lefty - who when he moved in let the front yard grass grow to about eight inches high. Then he set out - in jacket and long pants, in 80 degree weather - to mow the lawn with a reel-type mower (climate change, doncha know?).

He began RIGHT in front of God and everybody, struggled mightily, and gave up after mowing about a six foot length.

Then he hired a Mexican gardener who came in with his gasoline-power mower. Climate change be damned.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

181 Commies? And here, trailing the edge of the Book Thread, the excerpt from Mickey Spillanes's 'One Lonely Night':

"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I’ve ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago…"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 17, 2021 12:43 PM (WZ5i4)

182 I guess I really don't mind the mowing obsession. Keeps property values up in the 'hood. Was just hoping for a quiet Sunday afternoon. Oh, well...first-world (soon to be third-world) problems.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 12:44 PM (Xrfse)

183 He has eclectic tastes?
Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:41 PM (Of5dT)
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That, or she has skillz.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:44 PM (YqDXo)

184 Think about it, something that "has never been tried" and so consequently *never worked*, is the *true axis* of politics that have been tried, and reformed and worked through.

Thus, it's supposed to be Hitler's opposition to textbook Marxism that puts Hitler, the leader of a group that changed Germany from top to bottom, in the "same side" as American conservatives and traditionalists.

All right and left really describe is adherence to a political philosophy that no revolutionist could implement as a "try".

Posted by: Axeman at October 17, 2021 12:44 PM (OaZlZ)

185 I hate with a burning passion all things Neil Young.
Posted by: Martini Farmer
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Only a southern man would say that.

Posted by: Neil Young at October 17, 2021 12:45 PM (WZ5i4)

186 At least "Grimes" had the book right side up. 50-50 shot, though.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

187 I hate with a burning passion all things Neil Young.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:42 PM (BFigT)
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Perhaps, it could also be written;
I hate with a burning passion all things, Neil Young.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:45 PM (Of5dT)

188 Only a southern man would say that.
Posted by: Neil Young

I remember.

Posted by: Southern Man at October 17, 2021 12:46 PM (mD/uy)

189 Wasn't McGruff the Grimes Dob?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 12:48 PM (mD/uy)

190 Or Dog.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 17, 2021 12:48 PM (mD/uy)

191 67 To really understand Marx one has to consider the historical context... be at least semi-retarded, too incompetent to provide a living for himself, and have crippling jealousy of all those more successful than himself.
Posted by: CppThis at October 17, 2021 11:51 AM

Minor adjustment recommended for brevity.

Posted by: Moron Philosopher at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (v6Osy)

192 We exhibit here at AoS a lot of males that do not understand female nature(thats why a few commenters here will NEVER get laid or find a mate). Women being the weaker sex are inherently "collectivist". When the men left the cave to go kill a wooly mammoth or whatever dangerous game they needed for food back in the day, the women congregated together for safety. Collectivism. Couple that with the fact women are interested in people, men are interested in stuff, this is why women are more "socially" in tune and calibrated than males. Women lean towards the collective where males lean more towards the individual. Its not a slight towards women its just the way the sexes are. This is why some women find socialism appealing.

Posted by: JROD at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (0jZnq)

193 If you only cut grass off 1/4" at a time maybe every day would be needed

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (2JoB8)

194 Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oakland, (free) California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GxWmSVv-cY

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (Of5dT)

195 I've no illusions about Neil Young and his political views. I like some of his tunes. My theory is whatever part of his brain allows him to write all those tunes, the musical types in general ... well ... other faculties or skillsets in the brain are atrophied, or were never there. I think his heart is in the right place on a lot of things. Can't say that about a lot of lefty types, even some of his bandmates. What was it called? Crosby, Pills, Hash, and Weed, something like that.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 12:52 PM (dTqaU)

196 >>Much as I want it to be true, I'm not sure that this will happen for many of the wealthy, at least not the more famous ones, or at least not in the near future. They are already part of the aristocracy, and will likely enjoy their wealth and fame as long as they tow the line (or actively pull it as many do).


That sounds about right. However, as overall society degrades they'll notice so many of the tiny conveniences and niceties they've taken for granted have "unexpectedly," mysteriously vanished. Why can I no longer hop in the local Walgreens to pick up a few items? Why do my Amazon orders keep dissappearing despite showing as delivered? Where have all those cute mom n pop shops I used to love closed, been boarded up while McDonalds and Dollar stores popup in their place? Why is my avacado toast now $30? Why was my flight to Cabo cancelled three times, and my elective surgery rescheduled postponed indefinitely due to staffing issues?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:53 PM (bDqIh)

197 This Canadian man can't stand Neil Young.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 12:53 PM (cSyAR)

198 My My
Hey Hey
Elon stuck his dick in
Cray Cray

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 12:53 PM (5l6FZ)

199 If you named your kid P-51, his friends could call him Mustang. Just don't name your kid P-51 if it's a she and your last name is "Ranch".

Posted by: SFGoth at October 17, 2021 12:55 PM (KAi1n)

200 Hadrian (#25):
Don't forget phrenology, invented in 1796, so technically not 19th century, but most influential 1810-40, says Wikipedia.

Also Freudianism, begun around 1886.

I'm sure there are more. Including Darwinism would be unfair, though vulgar Darwinism (we're all just apes in pants, so let's act like apes!) followed scientific Darwinism very soon.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at October 17, 2021 12:56 PM (Esyi4)

201 I've no illusions about Neil Young and his political views. I like some of his tunes.

If I only listened to music, watched movies, and looked at art made by people who agree with me politically, I would only ever read AoSHQ. Which, now that I think about it...

Posted by: Oddbob at October 17, 2021 12:56 PM (XQ1go)

202 If you only cut grass off 1/4" at a time maybe every day would be needed

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (2JoB

Or cut it with a pair of scissors....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2021 12:57 PM (Q9lwr)

203 It's not so much what Neil Young writes... it's to be expected from that era. It's his voice. I'd stab that fucker in the throat if given half a chance. One of my more "chronic" pet peeves.

I'm seeking help. In a bottle.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 17, 2021 12:58 PM (BFigT)

204 I do like how Young's sportswriter father Scott got himself fired.
He wrote a column. The first letter of every paragraph spelled out FUCK YOU.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2021 12:59 PM (cSyAR)

205 Why was / is ...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 12:53 PM (bDqIh)
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Those are not concerns of the rich or the elite.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 12:59 PM (Of5dT)

206 Or cut it with a pair of scissors....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2021 12:57 PM (Q9lwr)

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The most valuable lawn on the block!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 17, 2021 12:59 PM (kTF2Z)

207 The Nazis commented on the inherent feministic aspects in their rise to power. Women were a huge part of the propaganda, as they are in any program, it was absolutely crucial.

The fault with collectivism is the loss of the individual, in the sense that one is nothing, unless and until they become part of the collective. "Everything within the State, Nothing without the State" as Mussolini described it.

This is why the left has tribalized everyone here in this country, to factionalize everyone. You have an assigned role to play, but ONLY if you stay in your lane. It is wicked as hell.

Once they control everything, then they can discard the pretense of caring about any of the groups responsible for siezing power, I suppose.

This is why the American system was so so robust. Individual rights. Smallest minority in the world, is the individual.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 12:59 PM (dTqaU)

208

JROD has never been laid.

*joke*

Posted by: Apu He/Him/Fuck/You at October 17, 2021 01:00 PM (OV0QS)

209 Since when should an axis to describe real world things be all actual governments on one side and something that "has never been tried" on the other?

I mean, how stupid can academics get?

Posted by: Axeman at October 17, 2021 01:00 PM (vLRri)

210 Elon stuck his dick in
Cray Cray
Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 17, 2021 12:53 PM (5l6FZ)
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He likes surprises

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2021 01:00 PM (Of5dT)

211 Or cut it with a pair of scissors....

Cut, jib.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 01:00 PM (Xrfse)

212 Grimes (Claire Boucher) is actually a very interesting person and quite intelligent (let's not conflate intelligence and wisdom). She got to where she is before she met Elon Musk. Ok, well, not the motherhood part.

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

213 Hey y'all.

Here in CenTex, which is bringing up all kinds of memories, some good, some not so good.

Daughter is at work, so I get to cook dindin tonight.

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

214 I've no illusions about Neil Young and his political views. I like some of his tunes.

If I only listened to music, watched movies, and looked at art made by people who agree with me politically, I would only ever read AoSHQ. Which, now that I think about it...
Posted by: Oddbob at October 17, 2021 12:56 PM (XQ1go)

I grew up with ( in that era ) Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Liked their music, but yes, it is hard for me to listen to them today. I can not separate their left wing views from their music.

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

215 Will they continue with Covid mania or switch to a new emergency?

They are going to blame all of the people dying from adverse effects of the mRNA Kill Shots on the unvaxxed demanding for equity that the PureBloods get the Kill Shot too.

If a PureBlood resists getting maimed with the Kill Shot the junta will just kill the PureBlood.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 17, 2021 01:02 PM (+LCoQ)

216 I'll have to agree. Neil Young is horrible not even knowing his politics. Just no. Horrible music. Add the politics it gets even worse.

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 17, 2021 01:02 PM (0OmEj)

217 This is why the American system was so so robust. Individual rights. Smallest minority in the world, is the individual.
Posted by: Common Tater

I couldn't come up with a clever-enough Robert Reich sock joke.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 17, 2021 01:05 PM (KAi1n)

218 He's definitely an acquired taste I suppose.

I always figured him for a character, I bet it would have been fun to hang out with him. He strikes me as the sort that could score a bag of weed on Christmas Eve in a snowstorm. "Um yeah.. I'll be back in a bit" while everybody else sits around glumly. Then he shows up three hours later, with some hot babes in tow.

Some guys can score with the babes like it's an art form.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 01:07 PM (dTqaU)

219 >>Those are not concerns of the rich or the elite.


True, I was thinking of the coastal semi-elites and academics, not the truly wealthy. The people who grew up rich/connected and then got a cushy job as a journalist, professor, DC non-profit exec who are so vocal in implementing socialism (the Taylor Lorenz types).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2021 01:09 PM (bDqIh)

220 I grew up with ( in that era ) Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Liked their music, but yes, it is hard for me to listen to them today. I can not separate their left wing views from their music.

Same here. I've tried to separate the two (musical excellence versus political stupidity) and have not had much success.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 17, 2021 01:10 PM (Xrfse)

221 Right after the 60s, there were a bunch of "singer songwriters" that were all the rage. James Taylor, Jim Croce, John Denver and quite a few others. Neil Young was (sorta) in that category.

Those guys sold a LOT of acoustic guitars. I sort of liked some of his tunes from that standpoint. At the time, everybody wanted to play, to score with chicks. I thought having a James Taylor album would help with that. ProTip: It Doesn't.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 01:12 PM (dTqaU)

222 Posted by: JROD at October 17, 2021 12:51 PM (0jZnq)

Women are naturally more socially-oriented because for most of human history a woman's life was dominated by procreation. Pregnancy, delivery, care and feeding of the newborn and of the new mom, all depended absolutely critically on others. And again, for most of human history, that cycle would be repeated over and over again. Social ostracism = death.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 17, 2021 01:17 PM (YqDXo)

223 FWP thread is up ICYMI.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 17, 2021 01:26 PM (ju2Fy)

224 Well, see, a proper Communist system will always have top-notch labor productivity because malingerers will be shot as wreckers and saboteurs.

Posted by: mea culpa at October 17, 2021 01:47 PM (cfcmh)

225 224 Well, see, a proper Communist system will always have top-notch labor productivity because malingerers will be shot as wreckers and saboteurs.
Posted by: mea culpa at October 17, 2021 01:47 PM (cfcmh)

Me...a counter-revolutionary???

Posted by: Dr Yuri Zhivago at October 17, 2021 01:49 PM (BgMrQ)

226 So here's the upshot, no matter how many textbooks and professors say it, fascism is not on the right. Because there is no right or left such that it compares actual government with governments nobody could implement. It's a broken system in the minds of people who insist on such a scale.

Marxist-themed revolutions are a realworld entity that can be compared.

Posted by: Axeman at October 17, 2021 02:16 PM (vLRri)

227 "foppery of these dilettantes" is why I read CBDs writing.

Posted by: Max Entropy at October 17, 2021 03:03 PM (E719h)

228
Grimey,I'm pregnant from that freakoid.

Posted by: Saf at October 17, 2021 03:09 PM (PgqFp)

229 A hole in the dirt dug with a spoon is worth more than a hole dug with a backhoe.

Posted by: West at October 17, 2021 03:53 PM (QY+6a)

230
What's a backhoe ?

$20 same as in town.

Posted by: Saf at October 17, 2021 03:59 PM (PgqFp)

231 Michael P Senger
at_MichaelPSenger

The World Economic Forum has officially endorsed a global COVID QR Code system facilitated by the company at_CovidPassApp at the specific request of Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping.

https://bit.ly/3DOy0GT

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 17, 2021 04:37 PM (Do5/p)

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