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Critical Consciousness

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Critical consciousness in education

Troublemaker James Lindsay is trying to get people to move beyond the use of "critical race theory" and "queer theory" to explain wokeness, and return to the Marxist roots of today's woke revolutionary movement. I find this interesting, because he co-wrote a book explaining how some of the grievance studies included a lot of postmodern nonsense. It's deep reading. He's going back to basics, it seems.

They're trashing the word "Woke" and conservatives for using it because it has become a gigantic liability that their ideology has a name now. Keep going.

Woke means Critical Consciousness. Critical Consciousness means the cult beliefs and activism of Critical Marxism. It means denouncing the existing world to make way for a "utopian" alternative.

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Okay. Here are some excerpts from the New Discourses Translations from the Wokish of Critical Consciousness:

Critical consciousness is, in short, having adopted a critical mindset, in the sense of critical theories. It is to have taken on a worldview that sees society in terms of systems of power, privilege, dominance, oppression, and marginalization, and that has taken up an intention to become an activist against these problematics. To have developed a critical consciousness is to have become aware, in light of this worldview, that you are either oppressed or an oppressor--or, at least, complicit in oppression as a result of your socialization into an oppressive system. To have a critical consciousness is to be aware of - - and generally unhappy about - - your positionality in society, i.e., your relationship to systemic and institutional power as determined by Theory and based mostly on facts concerning what demographic groups you are a part of.

The term originated in the Portuguese . . from the post-Marxist Brazilian activist and educator Paulo Freire, usually deemed the father of critical pedagogy (that is, the application of critical theories to the theory of education). This Freire seems to have derived from the French psychoanalyst Frantz Fanon's concept of conscienciser in his early anti-colonialism book, Black Skin, White Masks. The "consciousness" that Fanon discussed mostly applies to the racial consciousness and consciousness of the colonized that would make people oppressed within colonial contexts seek to rebel and overthrow their oppressors. Freire, working mostly to achieve improvements in literacy in a postcolonial setting in Brazil while approaching the topic from a communist perspective, considered critical consciousness in a similar light, though less openly revolutionary than Fanon and more interested in reform.

This Freire guy seems to be EVERYWHERE in schools of education. Time to get kids out of government schools?

The grievance studies folks were not finished:

Critical theories, not least in education, have evolved considerably since the 1960s and 1970s when Freire developed these ideas, and, now, critical consciousness is typically reserved to mean the same kind of critical awareness or awakening, though with regard to issues of identity--like racism, sexism, and so on (see also, neo-Marxist)--and not so much through Marxist or Marxian analysis of economics or the systems that exist and/or support capitalism. (See: The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories by Isaac Gottesman.) In that sense, a critical consciousness, sometimes referred to as "critical literacy" or "social justice literacy" now (see examples below), refers essentially to assuming that society is constructed by systems of power that manifest dominance and oppression mostly in terms of "intersecting" demographic group identities. The slang term for this specific type of critical consciousness, arising since the Black Lives Matter movement propelled it to a widespread meme, is "wokeness."

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Example:

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Treating The Woke like hysterical women, redux

Do you remember this from troublemaker James Lindsay?

The Woke ideology is female. You can't respond to it with toxic masculine strength. That's punching a woman in the face. . . That's not how you deal with a hysterical woman; that's for an aggressive man.

Woke advances by summoning demons that barely exist so it can defeat them. . . It can be sidestepped with strength, tho.

What's happening in Nebraska?

Here's a challenging idea. Do you have any related ones?

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Cluster B personality disorders

I expect that "Histrionic" and "Narcissistic" might be especially relevant.

Some comments from down-thread:

Trump understands the power of being obnoxious, which is why he disgusts & horrifies liberals

but a coalition of psychologically healthy people will never operationalize that on the ground level the way genuinely mentally ill people can

we will never beat them at this game

This is why The Constitution specifies a minimum age to be President. Otherwise my 3 year old would be unstoppable

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Apparently the State Senator has an 11 year old child who identifies as transgender. Perhaps it does not occur to her that current treatments for children actually harm them. Even though medical authorities in Europe are turning against them.

New Discourses, Genocide:

In the Theory and activism of Critical Social Justice, "genocide" frequently refers to the destruction by any means at all of a (politically relevant) identity group, especially a politically relevant identity group that can be understood as being marginalized, minoritized, or oppressed by systemic power, presently or historically. This destruction need involve zero deaths and could be the result of people no longer seeing themselves as a politicized identity or being removed from the circumstances in which that identity is relevant (e.g., by curing a condition like hearing loss).

This is difficult to understand, and one's mind may, at this point, immediately jump to an identity category like race and think that only a literal genocide could possibly qualify for the kind of destruction necessary to merit this use of the term. This is incorrect. As races, being socially constructed, are not seen in Theory as having any relationship to biology or, for that matter, physical reality, and are instead seen as political categories, one could "genocide" a race, in Theory, like blacks, simply by declaring race to be irrelevant. [1] (A savvy reader here will realize, then, that the elimination of racism through anything that looks like integrationist strategies or genuine colorblindness might be construed as a genocide and thus vigorously rejected and resisted, including with violence, by advocates of Critical Social Justice.) This is generally in keeping with the view in Critical Social Justice that identity groups and their cultures, not individuals, are the relevant object of interest, and those groups and cultures are inherently political (see also, identity).

In other words, if kids who "identify as trans" don't go on puberty blockers and decide later that they aren't trans (like Brangelina's lovely daughter), that's genocide. At the link, "genocide" of fat people through weight loss is described in "fat studies". GAINZZZ is genocide!

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Critical Social Justice Genocide in International News

Waiting for action on actual genocide in the more powerful countries of the Middle East any day now.

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Free people from critical consciousness:

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Music

Some of the Streets of Bakersfield are flooded or closed due to recent flooding right now.


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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, March 18, Medical Myth-teries

Comments are closed so you won't ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread. But don't try it anyway.

Posted by: K.T. at 11:05 AM




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Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:10 AM (Vwz3I)

2 nooded and firsted

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:11 AM (Vwz3I)

3 Great post

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:12 AM (Zzbjj)

4 Good morning KT

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 11:13 AM (xhxe8)

5 Good morning.

Posted by: Lottanerve at March 25, 2023 11:14 AM (JdcHc)

6 This theory of genocide is why The Deaf community considers cochlear implants to be genocide.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2023 11:14 AM (nC+QA)

7 In the Theory and activism of Critical Social Justice, "genocide" frequently refers to the destruction by any means at all of a (politically relevant) identity group, especially a politically relevant identity group that can be understood as being marginalized, minoritized, or oppressed by systemic power, presently or historically. This destruction need involve zero deaths and could be the result of people no longer seeing themselves as a politicized identity or being removed from the circumstances in which that identity is relevant (e.g., by curing a condition like hearing loss).

This is difficult to understand, and one's mind may


No, no it isn't. I'm fluent in juvenile gibberish.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 11:16 AM (eOEVl)

8 > They're trashing the word "Woke" and conservatives for using it because it has become a gigantic liability that their ideology has a name now.

Sure... they need new euphemistic names every so often. Just like they call themselves "progressives" or "anti-fascists", rather than "communists", now that the stench of 100 million corpses has taken the shine off the "communist" descriptor.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2023 11:16 AM (bW8dp)

9 My problem with Lindsay is that he too often attributes to "Marxism", "Hegeilianism", or even some kind of quasi-mystical "gnosticism" what can better and more usefully be attributed to good old fashioned petty racial and class resentments. He is too academic for his own good.

Posted by: Handshakes at March 25, 2023 11:16 AM (dX2K6)

10 A lot hereto digest. Thought a good book on the subject was Paul Kengor's Devil and Karl Marx, he traces Culture Marxism back to the Frankfurt School and their move to USA.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 11:18 AM (xhxe8)

11 6 This theory of genocide is why The Deaf community considers cochlear implants to be genocide.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2023 11:14 AM (nC+QA)
So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:19 AM (Zzbjj)

12 They're trashing the word "Woke" and conservatives for using it because it has become a gigantic liability that their ideology has a name now.

Sure... they need new euphemistic names every so often. Just like they call themselves "progressives" or "anti-fascists", rather than "communists", now that the stench of 100 million corpses has taken the shine off the "communist" descriptor.


Fred Siegel in The Revolt Against the Masses, has a very nice history of the transition from "liberal" to "progressive" after Wilson made the former unpalatable. Nothing changed in their ideology, they just called it something else. It's exactly what they're doing now.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 11:19 AM (eOEVl)

13 Handshakes at March 25, 2023 11:16 AM

He seems to be backing off some of the academic detail in many of his posts now.

Posted by: KT at March 25, 2023 11:19 AM (rrtZS)

14 Delano Squires is a really smart guy. I've seen him on Whitlock's show. He says that Blacks in America have no leaders. Those who are considered "Black Leaders" are really the leaders of White Liberals.

Think about it.

re: his tweet...Even Pope Francis has called the push to make African and Asian nations accept transagenda "ideological colonization".

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 11:20 AM (dCxaZ)

15 > No, no it isn't. I'm fluent in juvenile gibberish.

Gotta remember, these are the same people who don't know something as basic as what sex they are.

It's pretty easy, folks. Look between your legs. Do you see a penis (or the scar where a penis used to be, before a medical quack took advantage of your psychotic ass and charged you or the state $BIGMONEY to chop it off)?

If so: you are a man. You're welcome. Please swipe your card for my $500 consulting fee.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2023 11:20 AM (bW8dp)

16 The tough thing is trying to help these people.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 11:20 AM (rFtTt)

17 And as soon as I hear someone screaming Fascism I put them squarely in the Communists 1941 camp.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 11:20 AM (xhxe8)

18 According to these theories if I were to disregard race in my interactions with other people I would be a genocidal maniac.

I can live with that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 25, 2023 11:21 AM (Bd6X8)

19 16 or reason with them

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 11:21 AM (rFtTt)

20 Scott Adams Mar 20 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
I like the idea of wokeness, which I define as treating all individuals with respect and learning how best to do it. But like most good ideas, too much of it turns everything sour. For example…
Management is a good thing, but too much management is micromanaging. Alone time is good, but too much makes you sad. Even taxes are good for protecting the homeland, but too much taxation destroys the country. Wokeness is like that.
On a scale from 1 to 10, a wokeness level of 7 might be exactly what the Republic needs. We’re at 9, and the wheels are starting to come off. It is now irrational to associate with the overwoke. Too much danger of imagined harm.
When Black Americans told me confederate statues were offensive, I learned something useful and supported the call to remediate the situation. The feelings of Black Americans are important to me. You can’t make good decisions without that data.

https://tinyurl.com/2vhjfehw

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:21 AM (Vwz3I)

21 When Colin Kaepernick offended patriotic Americans by kneeling during the national anthem, I praised him for informing the rest of the country how Black Americans feel about police brutality. I think that information was useful. It isn’t all about the crime data. How people feel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
White Americans, particularly the men, do a lot of whispering about their feelings because speaking up costs you your livelihood and your reputation. This denies Black America the useful data they need to make good policy decisions.
My so-called “racist rant” was obvious hyperbole, at least to people familiar with my pattern and history. I intended to offend, in Kaepernick style, to draw energy in my direction, so my point would have a chance of penetrating the social bubble that needs it the most. If you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
My larger point is that society has settled on a narrative, embedded in CRT, ESG, DEI, reparations and equity, and coming from schools, corporations, and the media, that White people and White men in particular are the root cause of other people’s suffering. The problem…

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:22 AM (Vwz3I)

22 re: his tweet...Even Pope Francis has called the push to make African and Asian nations accept transagenda "ideological colonization".

I can easily see him sweating in front of the panel with two buttons, one marked "transgender good" and the other marked "ideological colonization".

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 11:22 AM (eOEVl)

23 …is that a backwards-focused framework for understanding America necessary causes MORE racial animosity not less. And the backwards focus is in direct conflict with all the known tools for personal success. For example…
Reparations are the opposite of a reciprocity mindset. Grievance is the opposite of gratitude. Focusing on systemic racism is the opposite of optimism. I could go on. It’s all destructive, top to bottom, once you dial the wokeness to unsustainable levels.
To be clear, I favor Black History month and an unfiltered telling of the past. But once the past becomes your default operating system, you have abandoned the future. And it shows.
The fully predictable impact of overwokeness is White people will learn to avoid the risk of association with haters and troublemakers. That’s not good for anyone. I decided to take a risk to warn the public we have reached the “too far” stage of wokeness. It was a useful… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:22 AM (Vwz3I)

24 Thanks for "Streets of Bakersfield," KT. It's one of my all time favorite songs.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 25, 2023 11:22 AM (fTtFy)

25 I started reading the content and my head hurts. Back to the content.

Posted by: Reforger at March 25, 2023 11:22 AM (B5Ngp)

26 Wait, she thinks conservatives are going to be *upset* if she makes government grind to a halt?

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:23 AM (O69GV)

27 Scott Adams Mar 20 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
I like the idea of wokeness, which I define as treating all individuals with respect and learning how best to do it.


He lost me after defining wokeness that way. That is the OPPOSITE of what wokeness means.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 11:23 AM (eOEVl)

28 My question is "what mental condition"? A reactive depression? "Adjustment disorder?" Or "Adult ADHD" in order to get stimulants? The charts are not overly useful

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:24 AM (Zzbjj)

29 Raining purdy good here....

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:25 AM (T4tVD)

30 hahahaha

"Stop using the word "groomer" because it's making law enforcement have a harder time with actual groomers, MAGA idiots!!!"

https://tinyurl.com/2k8yxr9y

The best part?

"Apart from its current misuse, educating parents about the warning signs of “grooming” has been a useful tool for advocates seeking to protect children, Finkelhor said. It has helped combat misconceptions that child sexual harm is mostly acts conducted by strangers.

In reality, children are often exploited by adults who win their trust and gradually normalize inappropriately close relationships, Finkelhor said..."

Stop using it inappropriately you stupid Trump supporters!!!

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:26 AM (O69GV)

31 Raining purdy good here....

It is a dark and gloomy day...

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 11:26 AM (eOEVl)

32 Thanks for "Streets of Bakersfield," KT. It's one of my all time favorite songs.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey

What's the history behind that song ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:27 AM (T4tVD)

33 More of Scott's doubletalk and walking it back at the original tinyurl where you can access the partial tweets that are the new extra-long tweets [that don't appear in thread-reader or cut & paste copies] directly.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 25, 2023 11:27 AM (Vwz3I)

34 Bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 25, 2023 11:27 AM (X+Ku8)

35 Everything critical consciousness opposes is "fascism.

Often using the same methods as the German National Socialists...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 25, 2023 11:28 AM (lc5cP)

36 It is impossible to deal with a hysterical woman. The very adjective "hysterical" establishes this. She can't be bargained with. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear. And she absolutely will not stop...EVER...until she gets her way.

Posted by: Short of tying her in a sack and putting her in an ice bath...ain't nothing gonna work at March 25, 2023 11:31 AM (B0ahs)

37 Scott Adams babbles a lot. Fuck him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 11:31 AM (tkR6S)

38 Hunt (rhymes with) took the examples of the racist Ernie Chambers and continues his legacy of obstructing constructive legislation.

The rest of the state here hates her district for putting "rhymes with" in office.

Posted by: JJ at March 25, 2023 11:32 AM (VSmYg)

39 34 Bonk bonk on the head
Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 25, 2023 11:27 AM (X+Ku

Could work for hysterical women.

Posted by: But illegal at March 25, 2023 11:33 AM (B0ahs)

40 Thank you, K.T. for this very interesting (and useful) presentation. I have found your Saturday morning (pre- gardening) thread to be increasingly significant. I look forward to it now. Sadly, it is more relevant to me as I am an avatar of slow death to anything green...

Posted by: Thomas Shydler at March 25, 2023 11:33 AM (M3pDV)

41 @KT

I'll have to tune into his podcast again and see. For a while there Lindsay was getting WAY into the weeds on this woke stuff and it just didn't resonate with me. He even got into skirmishes with other people on right who pointed out that the BLM marcher who throws a brick through your window probably isn't a student of Hegeil as much as he just hates white people.

At the end of the day, politics is about convincing the normies, whose eyes will glaze right over if you get into esoteric gnosticism while trying to explain the roots of wokeism and why it is bad.

Posted by: Handshakes at March 25, 2023 11:34 AM (dX2K6)

42 Hiya K.T. !

and thanks !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:34 AM (T4tVD)

43 And does anyone doubt that that scrunt senator in Nebraska is the one pushing her crotch-fruit to be trans?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 11:34 AM (tkR6S)

44 "everything that opposes critical consciousness is fascism"

Yes, well, this is on account of the need for marxism to distract everyone from the fact that they were an initial co-belligerent in WW2 - and a genocidal one at that - not to mention how their uncontrollable rage about being stabbed in the back persists generations later.

Note how the Chinese aren't obsessed with the whole anti-nazi schtick. It's because they're not trying to compensate for anything. Western progressivism is virtually all downstream of Lenin, with no course-correction aside from better PR.

Posted by: somedood at March 25, 2023 11:34 AM (GsQOb)

45 All I know is that parking meters are genocide.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:35 AM (FVME7)

46 Morning.

That Nebraska critter might be a giant cvnt but she's fightin' like a rabid honey badger. In a way that's admirable. It's not that she's fighting like hell, it's that she's fighting like hell against our team.

Why aren't there any Congressional Republicans willing to do the same and just say, "Fuck this, fuck you and fuck anyone who stands against me!" Bring shit to a screeching halt. Fuck it! You only live once. What's the worst that can happen, lose reelection and be forced yo get a real job? Come on!

But that's the GOP. No hills to die on, got to be polite and respectable and collegial. Got to be Statemanly.

Fucks sake. Even Jesus went and flipped tables and whipped some muh'fuckers with cords. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Robert, feelin' spicy at March 25, 2023 11:36 AM (1Yy3c)

47 Serious question:

When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:37 AM (ykeLU)

48 But that's the GOP. No hills to die on, got to be polite and respectable and collegial. Got to be Statemanly.

Fucks sake. Even Jesus went and flipped tables and whipped some muh'fuckers with cords. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Robert, feelin' spicy at March 25, 2023 11:36 AM (1Yy3c)

Good point.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 11:37 AM (tkR6S)

49 According to Wikipedia, the story on "Streets of Bakersfield" is that the songwriter, Homer Joy, kept getting put off day after day by Buck Owens's producer when he was trying to pitch his songs. After one particularly aggravating rejection, he wrote the song as a kind of FU to the Owens crowd.

Of course the producer finally asked Joy to play one of his songs and he played this one, which both the producer and Buck loved and they recorded it the same day.

Sounds like a show biz kind of tale to me, but it's kind of fun to think it COULD be true.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 25, 2023 11:38 AM (fTtFy)

50 .Even Pope Francis has called the push to make African and Asian nations accept transagenda "ideological colonization".

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Even a stopped clock.finds an acorn once in a while.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:38 AM (FVME7)

51 Serious question:

When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:37 AM (ykeLU)

Well, anyone nuts enough to go seek medical help for their condition is almost surely afflicted with a problem. But the truly batshit crazy have gotten beyond that little stumbling block.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 11:40 AM (tkR6S)

52 Even a stopped clock.finds an acorn once in a while.

I've been learning more about his pontificate. He has committed himself to some strong Catholic initiatives, but unfortunately they are lost in the leftward leaning of some of his activities.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 11:40 AM (dCxaZ)

53 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:19 AM (Zzbjj)

The section of the post about expanding the concept of genocide to politically convenient ( so the suppression of white males, Christians, Hassidim, etc. doesn't qualify) explains a lot. The, likely, resulting comfort with *actual* genocide is probably viewed as a feature and not a bug.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2023 11:40 AM (nC+QA)

54 Sounds like a show biz kind of tale to me, but it's kind of fun to think it COULD be true.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey

Thank you !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:41 AM (T4tVD)

55 Speaking of shrill marxists;

We're not looking forward over the next few years to figuring out how to explain to the kids what kind of country they live in and who is running it, and what this means for them.

For those who don't have kids yet, but are planning to: the small ones will call it like they see it regardless of time or place. You are warned.

There is already a small stash for when they're older with enough shiny shit in it to travel anywhere in the world and live there for at least a year, plus the requisite friends that will always show up with a shovel and no questions. That'll be a fun talk.

Posted by: somedood at March 25, 2023 11:41 AM (GsQOb)

56 When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?

I know people who were turned away from emergency treatment. This is in Pennsylvania

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 11:41 AM (dCxaZ)

57
In reality, children are often exploited by adults who win their trust and gradually normalize inappropriately close relationships, Finkelhor said..."

Recently heard of a local (Philly area) cop in the Dare program (anti-drug program which goes into schools) who took sexual advantage of something like five boys. Sentenced to something between 30 and 44 years.

Not nearly enough.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 11:41 AM (enJYY)

58 Serious question:

When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:37 AM


If you go to the VA for any kind of treatment and say one of the *code* words during your visit your record is flagged for mental health screening. And while they say they quit reporting that to the NICS people for gun purchase flagging, I do not trust them.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 25, 2023 11:42 AM (ncXxy)

59 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN

WHAT ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:42 AM (T4tVD)

60 "46 Morning.

That Nebraska critter might be a giant cvnt but she's fightin' like a rabid honey badger. In a way that's admirable. It's not that she's fighting like hell, it's that she's fighting like hell against our team.

Posted by: Robert, feelin' spicy at March 25, 2023 11:36 AM (1Yy3c)"

It's not just against our "team", it's against you and yours personally. Their fundamental tenet is that being right means destroying everything and everyone who won't bend the knee. And some who do just to make examples.

Posted by: somedood at March 25, 2023 11:43 AM (GsQOb)

61 If there is any hope, a lot of NHL players are refusing to wear pride jerseys during warmups. It's not much, but it's something.

It is, however, hilarious how the Democrats want to destroy their own country.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 25, 2023 11:43 AM (VWp7G)

62 People who want to date me are literally committing genocide!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at March 25, 2023 11:43 AM (PiwSw)

63 Sodomites like those democrat representatives hate me.

I accept it with joy in my heart and repay them in kind.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 25, 2023 11:44 AM (R/m4+)

64 Speaking of Orwellian . . .

A divided House on Friday approved legislation that would mandate that schools make library catalogs and curriculums public, and that they obtain parental consent before honoring a student’s request to change their gender-identifying pronouns, part of a Republican effort to wring political advantage from a raging debate over contentious social issues.

Chuck Schumer@SenSchumer
This MAGA House Republican school control bill is Orwellian to the core.
It will not see the light of day here in the Senate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:46 AM (FVME7)

65 >>>Sodomites like those democrat representatives hate me.

I accept it with joy in my heart and repay them in kind.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


Yeah, I'm not worrying about Democrats who hate me? Sleep loss? None.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 25, 2023 11:46 AM (VWp7G)

66
Well, anyone nuts enough to go seek medical help for their condition is almost surely afflicted with a problem. But the truly batshit crazy have gotten beyond that little stumbling block.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 11:40 AM


I think Covid pushed so many people over the edge and they're not coming back. It's impossible to get time with any therapist in my area.

I'm trying to get time to get my Boy Scout experience told to a professional to record for later use if the Grim Reaper gets me before it's settled. I have no interest in making it anything other than a one shot deal.

There seems to be a 'new school' which Cliff Notes means let the patient talk and talk and talk and you bill, and bill, and bill. Until the money runs dry.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (enJYY)

67 https://tinyurl.com/2k8yxr9y

The best part?



The article is a massive own-goal, but the author is too stupid to realize it.

Posted by: Probably a child groomer too at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (B0ahs)

68 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.
Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:19 AM (Zzbjj)

Whoops, forgot to finish thought after parentheses! Politically convenient *identity groups*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (nC+QA)

69 I'm only here wondering how JJS is liking South Central Wisconsin today!
Haha!

Posted by: LenNeal at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (UKCk3)

70 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN

WHAT ?
Posted by: JT

THEY'RE AN EXCELLENT GROUP!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:48 AM (FVME7)

71 I know people who were turned away from emergency treatment. This is in Pennsylvania
Posted by: kallisto

******

Okay, but that is not what I was asking. Since Obamacare was passed and mental health funding is at least theoretically required in O-care compliant plans, of people who are evaluated by a mental health condition, how many are diagnosed as 'normal'. I would guess it's a small number. It's like the old saw of "if you ask a barber, he will tell you that you need a haircut." A self-interested, self-fulfilling prophecy for the provider.

Mental health has been defined downward.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:48 AM (ykeLU)

72 "I can tell you what my 'Progressive Value" is and that is Freedom Over Fascism (raises fist)".
~~ AOC
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If "freedom" is defined as being the subject of a totalitarian overlord and "fascism" is defined as being an individual with natural rights, then she gets it right. Otherwise, she is either stupid, and has no idea what she is saying, or else she is a perverse danger to everyone.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (T6KL/)

73 At the end of the day, politics is about convincing the normies, whose eyes will glaze right over if you get into esoteric gnosticism while trying to explain the roots of wokeism and why it is bad.
Posted by: Handshakes at March 25, 2023 11:34 AM (dX2K6)


Is it though? Leftists never fear that their extremism turns off the middle.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (pwExq)

74 A small data point. I just looked at a quarter I was just given in change. On the front is George Washington. On the back is...Maya Angelou.

Curse this systemically racist country!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (PiwSw)

75 It's pretty easy, folks. Look between your legs. Do you see a penis
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2023 11:20 AM


This is a perfect example of the GAINZZZ IS GENOCIDE mentality that so many people on the right side of history find abhorrent and wrong.

It's not easy!

Posted by: Gerrold Nadler (D-NY) at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (cifxt)

76 "...that the elimination of racism through anything that looks like integrationist strategies or genuine colorblindness might be construed as a genocide..."
_________

Wait a minute. Doesn't that also entail that "antiracism" of the Kendi variety is also advocating genocide?

Posted by: Eeyore at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (TgBWG)

77 When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?

Posted by: Muldoon

They did drive by mental illness diagnoses of Trump.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:50 AM (FVME7)

78 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN


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The capital-D deaf crowd has been a bunch of angry militants since the 90s or so.

They're the ones that think cochlear implants for little kids are "genocide" and their activists will walk up and cut the equipment wires if they see children with them.

Disability that makes all of society have to cater to you and help you so that you don't die (and a catering-to that Americans have generally done as gracefully as possible because we're decent people that should reasonably be hated by the people we're helping not die) = ethnicity

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:50 AM (O69GV)

79 Outstanding post today, KT. Thanks for such hard work; it is well worth reading.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 25, 2023 11:51 AM (T6KL/)

80 Makes Hulk's head hurt.

Posted by: Beckoningchasm phone at March 25, 2023 11:51 AM (vEf+4)

81 Otherwise, she is either stupid, and has no idea what she is saying, or else she is a perverse danger to everyone.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 25, 2023 11:49 AM (T6KL/)


Nope. She is just going by the everything we oppose is fascist standard. And nobody likes fascism so it works.

Jesse Kelly is trying to bring back Communism like James Lindsay here as an epithet. Problem with that is too many people think Communism is cool.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2023 11:52 AM (pwExq)

82 So deaf is now an ethnic group? Stupid.

Posted by: CN

WHAT ?
Posted by: JT

THEY'RE AN EXCELLENT GROUP!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:52 AM (T4tVD)

83 The thing to remember is that there has been a contrary "raising of consciousness" going on at the same time.

DJT is a catalyst and an outcome of that.

We're in it, so it is hard to see what it is for us. But, it is anti-thetical to Woke.

I think its core is Hierarchy and intact integral distinct States. Along with an affirmation of material reality and the laws that govern it. Also, sexual dimorphism.

I am not comfortable with this Hegelian style of reasoning. But that's what appears to be happening.

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (1ais2)

84 Shout out to Vic !
We miss your nic !
and this is 3/5 of a limerick !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (T4tVD)

85 Don't filibusters require the person stays on their feet and keeps talking? That woman looks like she'd last about 3 hours before needing a hamburger and French fry run.

Posted by: LASue at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (Ed8Zd)

86 A self-interested, self-fulfilling prophecy for the provider.

Mental health has been defined downward.

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Yep. I've seen it with autism in my youngest's peer groups. It's just a bumper sticker and a flag for your Facebook or Twitter name field. Oh, and money for the school system, because there's no money for texture issues or sensory cravings. There's tons of money for "disabilities", though.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (O69GV)

87 Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:50 AM (O69GV)

Capital D crowd is why Inspector refuses to learn sign language. Especially since he's "only" mostly deaf, not profoundly deaf.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (nC+QA)

88 There seems to be a 'new school' which Cliff Notes means let the patient talk and talk and talk and you bill, and bill, and bill. Until the money runs dry.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (enJYY)

"I haven't seen my analyst in 200 years. He was a strict Freudian. If I'd been going all this time, I'd probably almost be cured by now".

--Woody Allen, Sleeper

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (PiwSw)

89 Trying to learn Italian and am at the point where I’m reading a newspaper (mostly just the headlines) every morning. Il Libero. One phrase that keeps popping up:

Che fa impazzire la sinistra.

“It drives the left crazy.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (EXyHK)

90 My question is "what mental condition"? A reactive depression? "Adjustment disorder?" Or "Adult ADHD" in order to get stimulants? The charts are not overly useful

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:24 AM (Zzbjj)
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When my wife was getting her degree in psychology two decades ago, they were very specific that simply having a trait didn't make it a "disorder." Disorders were supposed to be crippling and severe, not merely a tic or inconvenient.

So part of the issue is defining everyone as sick in some way.

BTW, watched your video. Quite interesting.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (llXky)

91 I'm only here wondering how JJS is liking South Central Wisconsin today!
Haha!
Posted by: LenNeal at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (UKCk3)
================
Janesville is 31 degrees and it's snowing today. A good day to be in the basement working on a hobby.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (T6KL/)

92 Alex Lee 李天明@alex_lee
Imagine this: withdrawing your UBI check that was seamlessly deposited in your public banking account after picking up your kids from awesome public school and then taking green transit back home to your social housing flat
A future we can make happen

-
With only a certain amount of labor and death camps.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:55 AM (FVME7)

93 I mentioned it the other day, but I've come to the conclusion that - in general - men with mental illness try to deal with it, hide it, and/or overcome it, while women with mental illness embrace it and make it part of their identity.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:55 AM (O69GV)

94 >>>I mentioned it the other day, but I've come to the conclusion that - in general - men with mental illness try to deal with it, hide it, and/or overcome it, while women with mental illness embrace it and make it part of their identity.
Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five?


I suffered from depression in 2015. They said it would be about six months until I got back on track. It took me three years. The Zoloft worked for me, but it was a while for me to get back to me.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 25, 2023 11:56 AM (VWp7G)

95 Y'all might want to take a moment out of your busy commenting schedule, and comply with Ms. Hunt's request to remove her from your Christmas card list, lest you forget.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 25, 2023 11:57 AM (lVSAy)

96 Got about 5 inches of snow overnight. Eh, pretty typical for Colorado in March. Sun is starting to peep through the clouds though.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 25, 2023 11:57 AM (UQUAY)

97 ...positionality...

******

I kind of like this notion of making a pseudo-intellectual sounding word of great import by adding -ality to a regular word.

I am experiencing hungerality so am starting to think about what to have for lunch.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:57 AM (ykeLU)

98 When was the last time a person went to a mental health clinic and was NOT diagnosed with any DSM mental health condition?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:37 AM

IMO a lot of diagnoses, like "adjustment disorder" and "reactive depression" are used to get paid for "conditions", like normal grief or a stupid overreaction to a personal rejection (superficially cutting, often while drunk or high, over the loss of a boyfriend, girl friend or even a bad grade to soften parental reaction" Nobody gets paid for " acted stupidly", and I doubt there's a code for that.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 11:58 AM (Zzbjj)

99
I also don't know how much of the run on therapists is because they made medical marijuana legal in this state for anyone with documented PTSD. It's high time this abuse of the system stops.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 11:58 AM (enJYY)

100 >A small data point. I just looked at a quarter I was just given in change. On the front is George Washington. On the back is...Maya Angelou.


Man, do her poems suck. They don't rhyme, they don't make any sense. Trees talk to rocks, rocks like clouds... it's stupid.

To me, 'wokeness' means Bullshit, literally. It's perverting the language so as to baffle and intimidate the listener. It's bullying with words.

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 11:58 AM (geLO8)

101 The "educators" still seem to deny they are teaching/pushing CRT, while every day demanding parents leave them alone so they can indoctrinate your kids with their dogma (which is all the nonsensical Woke crap).

CRT is not an organic movement, this is a weapon pushed from top down. (Critical Theory probably not the origin, probably goes back to the Satan deceiving Eve narrative.)

Original tea parties were organic, but the left's Occupy Wall Street was organized and chaotic, lawless but allowed to break laws. Mitch really hated the tea parties, not sure if he has come out against Woke.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2023 11:58 AM (Cus5s)

102 There seems to be a 'new school' which Cliff Notes means let the patient talk and talk and talk and you bill, and bill, and bill. Until the money runs dry.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 11:47 AM (enJYY)
=================
That's Old School too; when my FIL was reaching the end of his life, the local medical establshment seemed to regard him as a living, breathing ATM. Doctors constantly suggested "more tests" until we realized this care was not aimed at improving his quality of life, but was solely aimed at getting more money from Uncle Sam.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 25, 2023 11:59 AM (T6KL/)

103 I suffered from depression in 2015. They said it would be about six months until I got back on track. It took me three years. The Zoloft worked for me, but it was a while for me to get back to me.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

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In your line of work it's amazing you're not in a nuthouse. Setting aside admin, but LEO already deal with the worst 20% of society. Then detectives deal with the worst 20% of THAT 20%. I'm sure there are additional 20%s in that depending on what specialty you're focused on.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 11:59 AM (O69GV)

104 Of course it's snowing in Wisconsin, it's above the Artic circle

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 11:59 AM (xhxe8)

105 I have a problem with blaming this stuff on Marxism.

The problem is that it isn't Marxist, it's demonic. I know, even the right wants to use secular materialist terminology, but that's a blind alley.

What is more, Marxism came down hard on sexual deviancy, which was the result of decadent capitalism. One reason why the Catholic priest scandal was able to grow was that Communists regularly tried to discredit clergy by smearing them as homosexuals. It was the worst thing they could call them.

Saint John Paul II knew this from his time in Poland, and it make him skeptical of reports - which was unfortunate but understandable.

This is partly why China hates teh ghey: they are still formally Communist and as "scientific socialists" they regard it as a mental illness. They are also bringing back Chinese traditions, which hate it as well.

Disney hardest hit.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:00 PM (llXky)

106 positionality...

******

I kind of like this notion of making a pseudo-intellectual sounding word of great import by adding -ality to a regular word.

I am experiencing hungerality so am starting to think about what to have for lunch.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 11:57 AM (ykeLU)

Interestality in all things medicality is unquestionably intellectualityty.

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:00 PM (V13WU)

107 BTW, watched your video. Quite interesting.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (llXky)

I found the guy accidentally while searching for a video of "Undun". I'll be looking for more of his stuff. As I mentioned above, I wonder how much religion woke is attributable to accepting federal funding and the desire to keep it.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:01 PM (Zzbjj)

108 On the back is...Maya Angelou.


Man, do her poems suck. They don't rhyme, they don't make any sense. Trees talk to rocks, rocks like clouds... it's stupid.


---

hahaha

Yeah, she's horrendous. She's the poet version of Neil Degrasse Ty... WAIT A MINUTE!

In all seriousness, though, I think it's part of that coordinated effort to push ugliness and lousy things people can judge with their own eyes but are supposed to pretend is awesome.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 12:02 PM (O69GV)

109 Alex Lee 李天明@alex_lee
Imagine this: withdrawing your UBI check that was seamlessly deposited in your public banking account after picking up your kids from awesome public school and then taking green transit back home to your social housing flat
A future we can make happen

-
With only a certain amount of labor and death camps.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 11:55 AM (FVME7)

What a dumbfuck. If UBI ever comes to pass, there won't be any cash to "withdraw the check" into. You'll get an EBT card, with strict limits on what you can spend the credits on. No gas for your car, no guns, no gold, nothing that might be a portable store of value.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:02 PM (tkR6S)

110 Che fa impazzire la sinistra.

“It drives the left crazy.”
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

"La sinistra," how appropriate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 12:02 PM (FVME7)

111 Critical Theory, synonym for Bullshit.

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2023 12:03 PM (AwYPR)

112 Imagine this: withdrawing your UBI check that was seamlessly deposited in your public banking account after picking up your kids from awesome public school and then taking green transit back home to your social housing flat
A future we can make happen
===


Communism. I thought we were over that ?

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:03 PM (V13WU)

113 I get that sitting on ones butt and getting a check for doing absolutely nothing sounds kinda nice, but that is not how it works !

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:05 PM (V13WU)

114 >>In all seriousness, though, I think it's part of that coordinated effort to push ugliness and lousy things people can judge with their own eyes but are supposed to pretend is awesome.


you just described most of our current culture- constantly being told that 2+2=5

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:05 PM (geLO8)

115 This is partly why China hates teh ghey: they are still formally Communist and as "scientific socialists" they regard it as a mental illness.

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And they're right.

Taking everything else out of it, if an animal has something broken in its brain so that is driven to reject reproductive actions which lead to the continuation of its genetic line, it has a mental illness.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 12:05 PM (O69GV)

116 As for men v women, I think the differences in "dealing with it myself" are diminishing. Before I retired, I saw the number of young men coming in for a stupid reaction to an upset on the rise, and as I mentioned a lot of these were substance fueled. Girlfriend dumps him, he smashes wall and breaks his hand, cries in the ER gets admitted, or in some cases gets frunk then takes an OD, gets admitted, or threatens violence, police called, gets admitted. Younger people have less training on dealing with setbacks, and substances lower useful inhibitions.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:05 PM (Zzbjj)

117
There was once a school of psychology I referred to as, "I'm okay, but you're a mess." Beck perhaps? Anyway it centered on resolving problems not endless chit-chat.

But everything is about the Benjamin's anymore. To the point if you can make a buck lopping off genitalia, go for it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 12:06 PM (enJYY)

118 "La sinistra," how appropriate.

A lot of Latin-derived languages use some form of “sinister” for left, and “dexter” for right. Leading to the only D&D riddle I still remember from high school.

“Sinister is Dexter, and Dexter is Sinister.”

All it meant was that if we wanted to go left, we had to go right, and vice versa. Since Latin is no longer taught in public schools, we were unable to make use of that warning.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (EXyHK)

119 On the front is George Washington. On the back is...Maya Angelou.

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So now it's heads or communists?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (FVME7)

120 Younger people have less training on dealing with setbacks, and substances lower useful inhibitions.

===

huh...

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (V13WU)

121 >>>In your line of work it's amazing you're not in a nuthouse. Setting aside admin, but LEO already deal with the worst 20% of society. Then detectives deal with the worst 20% of THAT 20%. I'm sure there are additional 20%s in that depending on what specialty you're focused on.
Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five?


It's a terrible job anymore. I loved it for my first 25 years, but after the riots, I stopped caring. I still work hard, but I don't like it anymore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (VWp7G)

122 All it meant was that if we wanted to go left, we had to go right, and vice versa. Since Latin is no longer taught in public schools, we were unable to make use of that warning.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (EXyHK)

My favorite Latin phrase is:

Semper Ubi, Sub Ubi.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at March 25, 2023 12:08 PM (PiwSw)

123 Che fa impazzire la sinistra.

“It drives the left crazy.”
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

"La sinistra," how appropriate.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

They're blaming EVERYTHING on Sinatra now !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 12:09 PM (T4tVD)

124 Disney hardest hit.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:00 PM (llXky)

I don't see Communism as an accurate term. Or really useful.

True, these ppl are using the apparatus created by Communists to subvert States.

But actual Communists? None of them know theory. None of them are capable of understanding the theory.

I'm not even sure Communism means anything if it can be applied to Trotsky and Stalin and Pol Pot and Mao.

Pol Pot seems the closest but Idk.

Communism was an Industrial Project.

And then if one argues the brains behind the zombies are the Communists. Then the level behind the brains almost certainly isn't communist as that's as it always has been Int'l Finance.

Cabal makes things to increase surveillance. That's the focus. Not Industry.

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 25, 2023 12:09 PM (1ais2)

125 Lloyd I think Paul Kengor would agree Karl Marx while not a Satanist, that would make you a believer in a higher power. But he definitely wanted to destroy western civilization and religion.
Where Kengor goes from this is how old classic Marxism has been turned from mostly class warfare to now gender, race is now the classes. Everything almost in modern Leftism is sex is your main definition.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:10 PM (xhxe8)

126 All this talk about "woke" makes me want a nap.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 12:10 PM (ykeLU)

127 you just described most of our current culture- constantly being told that 2+2=5
--

Literally part of the plan the communists had to conquer America, documented in Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35

"23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive,
meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech
and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books,
magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and
emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates
the principle of "separation of church and state."

ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf


Guess what?

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 12:11 PM (O69GV)

128 Semper Ubi, Sub Ubi.

Having picked up a grade-school Latin textbook from the fifties, I can now translate that. But I couldn’t believe I was right until I googled it.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2023 12:11 PM (EXyHK)

129 Abuse of head care on both sides. Staying with Mom during the black days of the divorce, I'm not sleeping well. She insists (nags like Moms do) I take a ride up to the VA and get a sleep aid. I get there, go through the triage stuff, and Bingo, hey Bill, you were in Vietnam and we're going to send you over to the stress recovery people. I walk over there and the first nurse asks me if I would have problems dealing with a Vietnamese doctor. I told her I got along with gooks as long as they weren't shooting at me. Talked to the doc, got a little valium (enough to share with the rest of the class at the bar) and went home. See, another PTSD victim on the VA's rolls.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at March 25, 2023 12:12 PM (lz5hY)

130 "It sure is windy today."
"No, it's Thursday."
"So am I. Let's have some tea!"

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:12 PM (rFtTt)

131 As someone who's had chronic depression basically my entire life, along with a bunch of other shit related to years of abuse, people who go running around trying to claim mental illness or disorder for attention or internet clout make me fucking sick. Having mental illness SUCKS. It is not fun, it's not desirable, and fuck you for making light of it.

Posted by: Tourettes fakers, people getting "triggered" when you don't have any form of PTSD - go fuck yourselv at March 25, 2023 12:13 PM (B0ahs)

132 They're blaming EVERYTHING on Sinatra now !
Posted by: JT

Forty or fifty years ago, I read a column blaming everything on Sinatra. He personified cool rather than square. Squares worked for a living and acted responsibly. Everybody wanted to be cool, not square.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 12:14 PM (FVME7)

133 120 Younger people have less training on dealing with setbacks, and substances lower useful inhibitions.

===

huh...
Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:07 PM (V13WU)

Younger people received participation awards, and were hurt by grade inflation, for example, so when failure hits the first time, they act out, and sometimes lash out. Had they been able to experience more setbacks and overcome them, they'd be better off. Plus angry ideas that one can control sober, seem better when drunk or high

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:14 PM (Zzbjj)

134 Sharkman had a link to Lenism, don't have control of my tablet but saved the site but reading that it's easy to see what they are doing with shutting down any decent, complete control of government is squarely Classical Marxism.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:15 PM (xhxe8)

135 .that the elimination of racism through anything that looks like integrationist strategies or genuine colorblindness might be construed as a genocide..." [/i


Most modern ethnic groups are a mix of older ethnic groups. Was that all "genocide" as well?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM (lc5cP)

136 Having mental illness SUCKS. It is not fun, it's not desirable, and fuck you for making light of it.

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If this is directed at me let me clarify: I'm not making light of it. It does suck, and it makes good people kill themselves.

I cannot for the life of me figure out why modern medicine has now decided that enabling it is the best approach.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM (O69GV)

137 And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'.

Be a victim- guest on Oprah!

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM (geLO8)

138 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

Guess what?

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 12:11 PM (O69GV)
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Yes, that was the Communist plan to take over, but NOT how they intended to govern. That's why "cultural Communism" or "cultural Marxism" is a losing argument.

The left has seized control of the moral vocabulary and we need to take it back. We can start by calling things by their right name. Call demonic stuff demonic. Stigmatize devil worship.

I'm very encouraged that Catholic leaders are turning against being "nice." They're talking about it in print and in the homilies. We are called to hate sin, not be "nice" to it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:17 PM (llXky)

139
And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'.

Be a victim- guest on Oprah!

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM


She may have popularized it but isn't it the same premise as the tv show from the 1950's called "Queen for a Day"?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 12:18 PM (enJYY)

140 The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (1ais2)

141 I'm convinced Orwell was a time traveler. How else to explain his uncanny prescience about our current situation.

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (geLO8)

142 As someone who's had chronic depression basically my entire life, along with a bunch of other shit related to years of abuse, people who go running around trying to claim mental illness or disorder for attention or internet clout make me fucking sick. Having mental illness SUCKS. It is not fun, it's not desirable, and fuck you for making light of it.

Posted by: Tourettes fakers, people getting "triggered" when you don't have any form of PTSD - go fuck yourselv at March 25, 2023 12:13 PM (B0ahs)
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The presence of people who fake being veterans does not mean there are not real ones.

People fake mental illness (or exaggerate its effect on them) for the same reason people fake being military veterans: to claim superior status.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (llXky)

143 BTW, watched your video. Quite interesting.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 11:54 AM (llXky)


What is this video, please?

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:20 PM (rFtTt)

144 I am gonna repost this for the weekend crowd,

"Polling data from the Washington Post reveals that a sizable majority of adults who identify as transgender have not undergone medical interventions to aid their transition.

The article from The Washington Post, titled “Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives,” found that a majority of the trans-identifying 515 respondents have only “socially transitioned.”

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:22 PM (V13WU)

145 Oprah- " Your a victim, and your a victim, and your a victim and so are you, and you and you"

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:22 PM (xhxe8)

146 I'm convinced Orwell was a time traveler. How else to explain his uncanny prescience about our current situation.

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (geLO
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One of the greatest heresies of our time (spread by Church leaders!) is that people have "evolved" in some way. They haven't. They never do. The people knocking down Confederate statues were lynching "uppity" blacks 100 years ago.

The only real difference is that today's idiots are the most pampered and ignorant of actual life in human history. That only makes them weirder, but the same fundamentals still apply.

Orwell was also there at the leading edge of hyper-affluence. Not hard to see where it was going.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:22 PM (llXky)

147 Because Oprah saw herself as a victim

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:22 PM (xhxe8)

148 Having mental illness SUCKS. It is not fun, it's not desirable, and fuck you for making light of it.
Posted by: Tourettes fakers, people getting "triggered" when you don't have any form of PTSD - go fuck yourselv at March 25, 2023 12:13 PM (B0ahs)

No it's not fun or desirable. But "mentally ill" is overused, and will probably continue to be overused. Supporting liberal bullshit is NOT mental illness, nor is supporting Trump, but you would not know this reading blogs.

As for the "liberal women" mentioned in the post, there is no mention of the diagnostic categories, and I suspect major diagnoses make up a relatively small percentage. An older colleague took a look at the latest DSM and said " I guess we won't get paid unless there's a disorder", one doesn't get paid for "shit choices"

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:23 PM (Zzbjj)

149 >She may have popularized it but isn't it the same premise as the tv show from the 1950's called "Queen for a Day"?

Posted by: Divide by Zero


I'm old enough to remember that show. Queen for a day. Winner gets a free pass to the beauty parlor and then taken out to lunch. Oprah created an entire victim 'movement'.

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:23 PM (geLO8)

150 137 And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'.

Be a victim- guest on Oprah!

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM (geLO

I preferred "Queen for a Day".

Posted by: Javems at March 25, 2023 12:23 PM (AmoqO)

151 The article from The Washington Post, titled “Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives,” found that a majority of the trans-identifying 515 respondents have only “socially transitioned.”

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:22 PM (V13WU)
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Translations: Dudes in skirts really enjoy ogling nekkid chicks in the shower.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:24 PM (llXky)

152 143: https://tinyurl.com/ye2b3uhs

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:25 PM (Zzbjj)

153 Got to be quick around here.

Posted by: Javems at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (AmoqO)

154 >>Translations: Dudes in skirts really enjoy ogling nekkid chicks in the shower.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author


a cinematic cliche at the heart of many Cinemax movies

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (geLO8)

155 It means denouncing the existing world to make way for a "utopian" alternative.

--

Anyone that believes tearing civilization down to build a "utopia" is a child.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (sVtYq)

156 Orwell was also there at the leading edge of hyper-affluence. Not hard to see where it was going.

And a lot of what he was writing about was literally happening in England as he was writing. My favorite example is the iconic chocolate rations from the book. They had confectionary rations well past World War II. It’s a major reason most of the iconic British chocolate companies are owned by multinationals like Nestle.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (EXyHK)

157 Woke = intersectional marxism.

Posted by: Candidus at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (fn8Pe)

158 Breaking News: Mediocre male athletes who grow their hair and compete on women's teams find greater satisfaction dominating their sport than failing to make the cut or sitting on the bench on a men's team.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:27 PM (llXky)

159 Fun fact: Oprah's first name is a misspelling. It was supposed to be "Orpah" taken from the Book of Ruth in the old testament.

Posted by: Just sayin' at March 25, 2023 12:27 PM (DhOHl)

160
People fake mental illness (or exaggerate its effect on them) for the same reason people fake being military veterans: to claim superior status.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (llXky)

And get money. But unlike a physical injury that can be proven by medical tests, it's very difficult to prove that someone isn't depressed or traumatized. No EKG says " Major Depression"

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:27 PM (Zzbjj)

161 It's Evil up by 13 at the bottom of the 9th.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 25, 2023 12:28 PM (FVME7)

162 Men make the best women.

Posted by: Just like Chris Plante sez at March 25, 2023 12:28 PM (DhOHl)

163 Before I was a perv. But now ? I am a beloved minority and victim ! Life is goooood ! thank you gods of Woke !

--"Socially Transitioned" adult

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:29 PM (V13WU)

164 I call it the Sodom and Gomorrah Syndrome.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:29 PM (IhbYA)

165 She may have popularized it but isn't it the same premise as the tv show from the 1950's called "Queen for a Day"?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 12:18 PM (enJYY)

Yeah but the overworked sad women on that show either got a new washer dryer, or met people who had it worse, they were never encouraged to spend their lives wallowing in disappointment.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:29 PM (Zzbjj)

166 Woke = intersectional marxism.

Posted by: Candidus at March 25, 2023 12:26 PM (fn8Pe)
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No, it's demonic. Marxism's heart is economic determinism and Communist governments everywhere and always punished sexual deviancy as capitalist decadence and depravity.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:29 PM (llXky)

167 160
People fake mental illness (or exaggerate its effect on them) for the same reason people fake being military veterans: to claim superior status.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:19 PM (llXky)

And to get a Section 8 discharge.

Posted by: Corporal Max Klinger at March 25, 2023 12:30 PM (DhOHl)

168 Intersectional Marxism works for me as well as Cultural Marxism, because not only gender bending LGBQXYZ Critical Race Theory and Global warming all join in the Marxism

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (xhxe8)

169 Before I was a perv. But now ? I am a beloved minority and victim ! Life is goooood ! thank you gods of Woke !

--"Socially Transitioned" adult

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:29 PM (V13WU)
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I college they would have dudes lurk in the library stacks and masturbate in front of women.

Now they can just go into the ladies' room. Progress!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (llXky)

170 The answer in Nebraska is for the governor to call them into a special session and keep them there during spring break until legislation is passed.

They have vacations planned during spring break. Be a shame if something happens to it.

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but... at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (awAWU)

171 Thank you, CN. I will take a look when I get to WiFi. I assume it is a church leader calling out evil and equipping his congregation to answer it. This reassures me that people are putting on the full armor of God.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (rFtTt)

172 Breaking News: Mediocre male athletes who grow their hair and compete on women's teams find greater satisfaction dominating their sport than failing to make the cut or sitting on the bench on a men's team.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:27 PM (llXky)

Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (IhbYA)

173 I saw Sodom and Gomorrah Syndrome open for Black Sabbath at Galstonbury back in 1999.

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (V13WU)

174 171 Thank you, CN. I will take a look when I get to WiFi. I assume it is a church leader calling out evil and equipping his congregation to answer it. This reassures me that people are putting on the full armor of God.
Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (rFtTt)

He even calls out the Church leadership as part of the problem.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:32 PM (Zzbjj)

175 Thank you, CN. I will take a look when I get to WiFi. I assume it is a church leader calling out evil and equipping his congregation to answer it. This reassures me that people are putting on the full armor of God.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:31 PM (rFtTt)
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It's a wide-ranging discussion of spiritual warfare and the state of the Church as well as the world. Really depressing for the first 60 percent of it, but then it turns around because *spoiler alert* God wins in the end.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:33 PM (llXky)

176 *Glastonbury !

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:33 PM (V13WU)

177 He even calls out the Church leadership as part of the problem.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:32 PM (Zzbjj)
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Frickin' German bishops. Always doing the schism thing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:34 PM (llXky)

178 The reverse of the quarters is almost exclusively left-wing women. Barbara Lee and Anthony Gonzales pushed this bs through starting in 2020.

Go check it out (apologies for using the link to Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Women_quarters

Posted by: Igor, Dr. Frahnkensteen's Assistant at March 25, 2023 12:35 PM (xxG/v)

179 Frickin' German bishops. Always doing the schism thing.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:34 PM (llXky)

Ripperger is even an exorcist.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:35 PM (Zzbjj)

180 *Frickin' German bishops. Always doing the schism thing.*

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Martin Luther at March 25, 2023 12:35 PM (DhOHl)

181 For those who haven't watched the video, the presenter is a Catholic priest and exorcist and what really caught y attention was his statement near the end that the demons are starting to get uneasy. They sense God is getting ready to make His move.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:35 PM (llXky)

182 Kengor writes Marx first goal was destroying civilization, him and Engles expanded Communism to get to his goal.
That's the way I get what Kengor wrote.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (xhxe8)

183 And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'. Be a victim- guest on Oprah!
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^^^YES^^^

All due respect for the wealthiest woman in the world. She did earn it herself.

May the Good Lord forgive her for her hatred of her parents.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (MIKMs)

184
I wonder how many women watched "Queen for a Day" and felt better about their own circumstances? From the Wiki it appears to have run on radio, then tv for over 25 years. Pretty damn popular.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (enJYY)

185 This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Martin Luther at March 25, 2023 12:35 PM (DhOHl)
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I LOL'd when I saw Poland threatening to send in missionaries to re-Christianize Germany. That's got to sting.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (llXky)

186 Frickin' German bishops. Always doing the schism thing.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 12:34 PM (llXky)

There's another video where he discusses levels of spiritual warfare that sounds interesting.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (Zzbjj)

187 Apparently the State Senator has an 11 year old child who identifies as transgender.


So. A little kid probably only seeking some attention and affection from a parent, and willing to say anything please the parent. And the parent imbues the kid with adult thinking skills.
Yeah. You're screwed kid.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2023 12:37 PM (anj39)

188 Kengor goes through no hold barred Karl was a miserable fk

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 12:37 PM (xhxe8)

189 Who wants to hear the latest Kathleen Kennedy rumors ? great ! here goes, if she does not have a SW movie (I imagine that means a blockbuster that would rival ESB) by Xmas 2025 (why wait so long ??) she is out.

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:37 PM (V13WU)

190 Frickin' German bishops. Always doing the schism thing.

and if it's not the German bishops, it's the rulers.

Henry IV actually sent an army after Pope Gregory but the Pope appealed to the Normans and the German threat at the gates of Rome was repelled.

farking Germany

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 12:38 PM (dCxaZ)

191 Let's not converse about the reverse but instead observe the obverse.

Posted by: Tongue twisting at March 25, 2023 12:38 PM (DhOHl)

192 Off, body-stealing sock!

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at March 25, 2023 12:38 PM (xxG/v)

193 Marx admired Mephistocles (or Mephisto).
"All of creation must be destroyed"
from "Faust"

Posted by: gourmand du jour, now a tripod at March 25, 2023 12:39 PM (jTmQV)

194 Don't filibusters require the person stays on their feet and keeps talking? That woman looks like she'd last about 3 hours before needing a hamburger and French fry run.
Posted by: LASue at March 25, 2023 11:53 AM (Ed8Zd)

Exactly....they can't even do that right anymore. A filibuster meant staying up and talking until your asshole bled.

Nowadays they just say they are filibustering and then go out for taco bell and a smoke.

Lazy, good for nothing SOB's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 25, 2023 12:39 PM (R/m4+)

195 I wonder how many women watched "Queen for a Day" and felt better about their own circumstances? From the Wiki it appears to have run on radio, then tv for over 25 years. Pretty damn popular.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 12:36 PM (enJYY)

My guess is quite a few. "wow, my life seems pretty good" would be a natural response, but you always have the few that will collect ideas about how to be emotionally or physically compensated for unease.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:39 PM (Zzbjj)

196 Let's not converse about the reverse but instead observe the obverse.

Posted by: Tongue twisting at March 25, 2023 12:38 PM (DhOHl)

and irradicate the vernacular.

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2023 12:40 PM (AwYPR)

197 So. A little kid probably only seeking some attention and affection from a parent, and willing to say anything please the parent. And the parent imbues the kid with adult thinking skills.
Yeah. You're screwed kid.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2023 12:37 PM (anj39)

It's hideous that any parent would demand mutilation for access to love and care, but here we are. And those fucking teachers too

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:41 PM (Zzbjj)

198 we're getting perilously close to sesquipedalianism

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:42 PM (geLO8)

199 I've observed indications that God was using our church leadership to prepare the congregation for "interesting" times.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:42 PM (rFtTt)

200 Oh boy. Lady YD and my stepdaughter volunteer at a charity thrift store on the odd Saturday. Today some lady tried to accuse her of shortchanging her on purpose. Just a mislabeled item, plain as day. But this Karen went hard at her. She thinks it was racially motivated, but whatever it was, this lady picked the wrong target today.

She told her "look outside at my car. Look at yours. Look at my daughter's shoes. Look at yours. I don't steal money from anyone, let alone the poor! Now out! Get out!"

She thought she'd be sent home, but the owner said "thank G-d someone finally put her in her place." I guess this ain't the first time she picked on one of the girls there. But I bet it's the last.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2023 12:42 PM (oINRc)

201 Orwell wouldn't like that

Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:43 PM (geLO8)

202 Wokism is self-indulgent Communism, and borrows much more from Leninism than from Marxism. Lenin's excuse for why capitalist societies were prosperous and stable was that workers were too stupid to develop class consciousness, and thus needed a vanguard of intellectual revolutionaries to "accelerate the contradictions" inherent in capitalism. Today, Marxism is purely a tool of social criticism. Almost no one even mentions Marxism's eschatology. Leninism, not Marxism, is the heart of wokism. People with all the class markers of the oppressor class: high income, high net worth, elite manner of speech and attire, are able to extricate themselves from the accusation of being oppressors by announcing themselves allies of the oppressed classes, without actually sacrificing anything and doing anything to change the structure of society. Look at me! Look at my yard sign!

Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at March 25, 2023 12:44 PM (vN+oL)

203 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2023 12:42 PM (oINRc)

one of my jobs is a lot of customer service. The vast majority are pleasant, just accomplish their business, and leave. But that remainder 10-15% are a real trial.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 12:45 PM (dCxaZ)

204 A moderately wise man once said to me, "You can make yourself happy, or you can make yourself sad."

These people choose to make themselves sad, and everyone else around them miserable.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 12:45 PM (2hlEI)

205 "the State Senator has an 11 year old child who identifies as transgender."

No, the child is too young to "identify" as anything. SHE identifies her child as transgender---Munchausen by Proxy syndrome. Her child is nothing but a means to fulfill her psychological need for attention, which is also why she is a politician rather than having some more prosaic job, such as full-time mother.

Posted by: timactual at March 25, 2023 12:45 PM (Cmxuw)

206 And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'. Be a victim- guest on Oprah!
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It's funny because my entire life I've remembered watching Oprah's first years as a little kid, and then catching glimpses of her shows as she became more and more popular and more and more wealthy.

Only the production values changed.

Posted by: Tiffany Dover died on national TV and people still lined up for the shots at March 25, 2023 12:46 PM (Kt1w/)

207 The genocide commentary reminds me of something from the Battletech universe. The tl,dr of the Clan philosophy is that they're Proud Warrior Race Guys born and bred for battle, preferably as highly ritualized duels but they'll take anything. Eventually they invade the Inner Sphere (dysfunctional feudal Europe in space) but the invasion is stopped when the Clan leader--who didn't actually want this war--arranges a proxy battle with the Catholic Church ComStar, which the Clans lose and per the terms of the agreement must adhere to a ceasefire.

The other Clans are totally butthurt by this and accuse the Clan boss of genocide because it interrupted the Clans' ability to define themselves in terms of making war with the Spheroids. So they go to war with that guy's Clan, several other Clans leave Clan space in teh aftermath, and eventually the Clans go nuts and purge themselves into oblivion because their philosophy was ultimately built on shaky ground.

Posted by: CppThis at March 25, 2023 12:46 PM (PZvjL)

208 The pheasants are revolting !!

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:46 PM (V13WU)

209 And I blame Oprah. She started a lot of this shit when she invented the adoration and veneration of 'victims'.
Be a victim- guest on Oprah!
Posted by: DB - doing the whatever at March 25, 2023 12:16 PM (geLO

Oprah is simply a modern day "Mammy" for all the dumb as a stump white wine moms to give them direction in their meaningless existence.

"Oh honey chile, I noes he don did dat....throw his ass to da curb!"

"You gots to eat Lawd almighty chile...you is too thin!"

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (R/m4+)

210 I handled WC claims for the last 15 years of my career. If you want to see the leeches of society get into the claims profession.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (IhbYA)

211 193 Marx admired Mephistocles (or Mephisto).
"All of creation must be destroyed"
from "Faust"
Posted by: gourmand du jour, now a tripod at March 25, 2023 12:39 PM (jTmQV)


Yep. The left, the deep state, the swamp, the WEFfers are trying...

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (rFtTt)

212 So. A little kid probably only seeking some attention and affection from a parent, and willing to say anything please the parent. And the parent imbues the kid with adult thinking skills.
Yeah. You're screwed kid.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2023 12:37 PM (anj39)

I wonder who minds the kid while she's in the Leg filibustering?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (tkR6S)

213 The pheasants are revolting !!
Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:46 PM (V13WU)
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Damn them. Damn all their kind.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (2hlEI)

214 That Nebraska critter might be a giant cvnt but she's fightin' like a rabid honey badger. In a way that's admirable. It's not that she's fighting like hell, it's that she's fighting like hell against our team.

Posted by: Robert, feelin' spicy at March 25, 2023 11:36 AM (1Yy3c)
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Nebraska Senate broke the filibuster yesterday. This whack a doodle is now pretty much marginalized, and did more to explain to the normies how crazy the trannies are. Thank you very much.

As for Pope Francis, if he is doing that - supporting colonialism trans stuff into Africa - I must assume he is about done. In the US, outside of the big blue urban centers, Catholics pay very little attention to him, still being nostalgic for even Benedict's reign. But they still look to JPII. Francis is an afterthought.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 25, 2023 12:48 PM (UVyKP)

215 avoid good deeds

they are the silent killer

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2023 12:48 PM (us2H3)

216 Conservatives didn't spoil the word "woke". Liberals did. Just like they spoiled the word liberal. Woke is what liberals used to describe themselves. As liberals spiraled into their madness such as "women can have penises" conservatives called liberals by their self identified name. It isn't conservatives fault that a majority of people now associate woke with nuts.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (tlqPr)

217 You said it. They stink on ice!

Posted by: Mel Brooks at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (DhOHl)

218 I wonder who minds the kid while she's in the Leg filibustering?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (tkR6S)
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Kid's probably glad to get away from her.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (2hlEI)

219 Wokism is self-indulgent Communism, and borrows much more from Leninism than from Marxism. Lenin's excuse for why capitalist societies were prosperous and stable was that workers were too stupid to develop class consciousness, and thus needed a vanguard of intellectual revolutionaries to "accelerate the contradictions" inherent in capitalism. Today, Marxism is purely a tool of social criticism. Almost no one even mentions Marxism's eschatology. Leninism, not Marxism, is the heart of wokism. People with all the class markers of the oppressor class: high income, high net worth, elite manner of speech and attire, are able to extricate themselves from the accusation of being oppressors by announcing themselves allies of the oppressed classes, without actually sacrificing anything and doing anything to change the structure of society. Look at me! Look at my yard sign!
Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at March 25, 2023 12:44 PM (vN+oL)

very nice

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (V13WU)

220 In troubled times the Marxist flails about in effeminate anguish, seeking to draw his neighbors into his misfortune, for he has no strength of character to fall back upon other than to drag others down to his own state of wickedness.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (IhbYA)

221 Rand Paul should be cloned. Watch as he bats Anthony Blinken around for 8 minutes. Blinken's usual evasions aren't working, and neither are that pedo, Menendez.

https://tinyurl.com/3az674mw

Posted by: Archimedes at March 25, 2023 12:51 PM (eOEVl)

222 In troubled times the Marxist flails about in effeminate anguish, seeking to draw his neighbors into his misfortune, for he has no strength of character to fall back upon other than to drag others down to his own state of wickedness.
Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (IhbYA)
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Like a T-1000 in a vat of molten steel.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 12:51 PM (2hlEI)

223 No, the child is too young to "identify" as anything. SHE identifies her child as transgender---Munchausen by Proxy syndrome. Her child is nothing but a means to fulfill her psychological need for attention, which is also why she is a politician rather than having some more prosaic job, such as full-time mother.
Posted by: timactual at March 25, 2023 12:45 PM (Cmxuw)

can't argue.

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2023 12:53 PM (Zzbjj)

224 I'm not Catholic, or even religious these days, and my family is somewhat less than enthusiastic about the Roman church, but even I think JPII was a good spiritual figurehead for Christianity.

Maybe the virtuous Catholics who don't like their religion becoming a proxy for nutty post-everything political forces just need to get themselves an antipope. Schisms usually arise from this sort of thing, historically speaking.

Posted by: CppThis at March 25, 2023 12:53 PM (PZvjL)

225 Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at March 25, 2023 12:44 PM (vN+oL)

I like to repeat this quote when the opportunity presents itself.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -WC

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:53 PM (IhbYA)

226 Nebraska Senate broke the filibuster yesterday.

--

So she lasted one day.

I wonder if this will get the same coverage?

Posted by: Tiffany Dover died on national TV and people still lined up for the shots at March 25, 2023 12:53 PM (Kt1w/)

227 Effeminate anguish? Call me.

Posted by: The Lifetime Network at March 25, 2023 12:54 PM (DhOHl)

228 Nebraska Senate broke the filibuster yesterday. This whack a doodle is now pretty much marginalized, and did more to explain to the normies how crazy the trannies are. Thank you very much.

As for Pope Francis, if he is doing that - supporting colonialism trans stuff into Africa - I must assume he is about done. In the US, outside of the big blue urban centers, Catholics pay very little attention to him, still being nostalgic for even Benedict's reign. But they still look to JPII. Francis is an afterthought.
Posted by: Black JEM at March 25, 2023 12:48 PM (UVyKP)

Good news!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:54 PM (tkR6S)

229 Jane Kleeb --- the female brandishing the letter from Joey the Vegetable -- is totally worthless. The XL oil pipe was moving along nicely until she stuck her nose in and panicked enough Nebraskan's that the pipe was going to foul every puddle of water in Nebraska and destroy all the agriculture. She's poked her nose into several other opportunities for Nebraska to get ahead financially using the same tactics. She's one of those who wants everyone except herself penned up in Soviet style apartments in Omaha and Lincoln while she lives in a 10,00 sq ft house and drives six kinds of SUVs.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at March 25, 2023 12:55 PM (k5jR3)

230 216 Conservatives didn't spoil the word "woke". Liberals did. Just like they spoiled the word liberal. Woke is what liberals used to describe themselves. As liberals spiraled into their madness such as "women can have penises" conservatives called liberals by their self identified name. It isn't conservatives fault that a majority of people now associate woke with nuts.
Posted by: Darth Randall at March 25, 2023 12:50 PM (tlqPr)


Dude here gets it. I always figured I'd be at least liberal-curious if I was active in the 60s and 70s when there was actual, legitimate civil rights type stuff going on. Instead I was born in the mid 80s, became aware of the world in the late 90s, and so came of age at a time time when 'liberal' had already been claimed by smug, pushy academics and rage-fueled hippies who never got over Altamont. Now they've passed it on to their even more unhinged and carcinogenic spawn.

Posted by: CppThis at March 25, 2023 12:57 PM (PZvjL)

231 >>Apparently the State Senator has an 11 year old child who identifies as transgender. Perhaps it does not occur to her that current treatments for children actually harm them.


Ah! Helpful context.
Parents of younger trans kids are akin to Munchausen by Proxy parents: it is THEIR identity that is driving this, it is their sole focus/top priority making the world aware of and accommodate their trans kid.

It really IS harmful to her -- what is her identity apart for SUPER CARING TOLERANT MOM of A TRANS you guys?
What a freakshow. Poor kid!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 12:58 PM (EdLEa)

232 Look at this comment, it reinforces this ideology and how they are willing to sacrifice their own children to some utopian end. This is a response to someone saying homeschooled children are better educated than in public schools:

"better educated": maybe they are (in the US?), maybe they're not, but one of the points of a DECENT public education (not one that depends on your neighbourhood's mean income) is that most students have approximately similar education and thus equal chances at life after school

Posted by: Piper at March 25, 2023 12:58 PM (ZdaMQ)

233 The Marxist is prideful, brazen, ambitious. The Conservative man calm, God-fearing, steady. The Marxist seeks to divide; he wants his own and will shoulder his brother aside to loot it. The Conservative man unites. He succors his fellow, knowing that what belongs to the commonwealth belongs to him as well. The Marxist covets ; he sues his neighbor in the law court, he intrigues, he dissembles.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 12:59 PM (IhbYA)

234 "...became aware of the world in the late 90s, and so came of age at a time time when 'liberal' had already been claimed by smug, pushy academics and rage-fueled hippies..."

I miss Rush.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at March 25, 2023 12:59 PM (DhOHl)

235 As for Pope Francis, if he is doing that - supporting colonialism trans stuff into Africa

No it's the opposite actually. He calls the effort to push the transagenda onto African and Asian nations "ideological colonialization". And he has referred to the transgender agenda as "diabolical".

the US Catholic Bishops just issued a statement forbidding gender reassignment surgery in Catholic hospitals.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:00 PM (dCxaZ)

236 These are excerpts from Tides of War regard to a Spartan speech laying out the difference between being Bold and being Brave, I just substituted Marxist for bold man.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 01:00 PM (IhbYA)

237 Testing

Posted by: Test at March 25, 2023 01:01 PM (elMkS)

238 How many other words have Leftists taken then got called out on and abandoned?
Surprised they haven't started to use Better Dead than Red

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 01:01 PM (xhxe8)

239 If you look at the "cultural Marxists," they inevitably move towards the demonic.

Castrating children. Abortion up to the moment of birth. Elevating sexual deviancy to a protected class.

And of course they always despise the Church. Prayers must be suppressed, services eliminated.

That's the "tell" that these aren't 'scientific socialists' with a five-year plan, they are in league with infernal powers.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (llXky)

240 >>How many other words have Leftists taken then got called out on and abandoned?

"fake news"

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (EdLEa)

241 Testing
Posted by: Test at March 25, 2023 01:01 PM (elMkS)
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Bulgarian judge awards you 5.8.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (2hlEI)

242 Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five?

Ok. Kept getting a 500 error. No my comment was not directed at you in any way, just the class of individuals I identified. Can't stand them.

Posted by: I take it rather personally at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (elMkS)

243 Like so much else now, current use of "Marxist" (by both the dumb destructive types, and their critics) has little to no relation to anything actually Marxist (which is now just a vague grab-bag term for anti-traditional, anti-western, anti-freedom, totalitarian delusions and animosities). But that like all other such battles that one was lost long ago.

So on to other battles - well, past ones. Mostly to provoke Muldoon. March 26, 1945 entry in B-26 pilot's war diary:

"Just returned from the [unclear, pretty sure a term for the repair depot] from flak leave. Target was marshaling yard in the city of Wurzburg, Germany. No flak. Landed at 386 B.G. [bomb group] (A-60) [airbase in UK, not his home base] low on gas - stayed one night. Excellent hits on target. Mission #46. Duration 4:45."

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (OTzUX)

244 Schisms usually arise from this sort of thing, historically speaking.

historically speaking there has been turmoil in the RC Church that by all rationale would obviate its very existence today. What's occurring now, historically...is just a speed bump.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:03 PM (dCxaZ)

245 235 As for Pope Francis, if he is doing that - supporting colonialism trans stuff into Africa

No it's the opposite actually. He calls the effort to push the transagenda onto African and Asian nations "ideological colonialization". And he has referred to the transgender agenda as "diabolical".

the US Catholic Bishops just issued a statement forbidding gender reassignment surgery in Catholic hospitals.
Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:00 PM (dCxaZ)

Yes, the media trying to find any fake Catholics and groups denouncing real Catholicism is just like what the media do to real Repubs - find the fakes and grifters and only report from them...

Posted by: Nova Local at March 25, 2023 01:03 PM (exHjb)

246 The National Review right joined with the left to vilify people of faith, mocked them as ignorant and stressed that we should talk about things only in economic terms ("Jobs! Prosperity! Greatness!") and never in religious terms.

The left uses religious terms all the time, and have claimed the language of faith from the right. We must reclaim that usage and speak the plain truth about evil.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 01:04 PM (llXky)

247 "fake news"

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:02 PM (EdLEa)

"big lie"

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2023 01:04 PM (AwYPR)

248 I wonder who minds the kid while she's in the Leg filibustering?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (tkR6S)


Probably xer partner and xis "special friend."

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2023 01:05 PM (anj39)

249 Sadly, I was never on Queen For a Day.

Posted by: Charles Nelson Reilly at March 25, 2023 01:05 PM (aFgj+)

250 >>The left uses religious terms all the time, and have claimed the language of faith from the right. We must reclaim that usage and speak the plain truth about evil.


Recently discovered this guy -- he gets it, even if the Anglican church doesn't:

https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson

Calmly and eloquently debates trans activists, calls out evil.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:06 PM (EdLEa)

251 I don't recall accountability of public servants being fascism but Donkey Chompers just can't help herself.

Posted by: NR Pax at March 25, 2023 01:07 PM (Z7Jj3)

252 Sadly, I was never on Queen For a Day.
Posted by: Charles Nelson Reilly at March 25, 2023 01:05 PM (aFgj+)
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But you were a mighty man.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 25, 2023 01:07 PM (2hlEI)

253 248 I wonder who minds the kid while she's in the Leg filibustering?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2023 12:47 PM (tkR6S)

Probably xer partner and xis "special friend

—-

These moms are so into being an ally but not enough to put their ambition aside and actually raise their children.

Posted by: Piper at March 25, 2023 01:08 PM (ZdaMQ)

254 246 The left uses religious terms all the time, and have claimed the language of faith from the right. We must reclaim that usage and speak the plain truth about evil.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 25, 2023 01:04 PM (llXky)


I'm good with it; the fact that post-everything leftism is a religion is definitely not lost on me. I hold back the deepest cuts on the woke church because, coming from my side, it would tend toward a clinical deconstruction of the mechanics of spirituality itself and I don't want to start a civil war at the HQ.

Posted by: CppThis at March 25, 2023 01:09 PM (PZvjL)

255 The lgbtq+++ crowd might be the most privileged oppressed group in history,

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 25, 2023 01:11 PM (eGTCV)

256 Ends Justify the Means
Unable to make Logical comparisons
Unable to determine cause and effect
Projection
Presentism
History only starts yesterday
Cognitive Dissonance
Congenital liars
Victimology
Never accept responsibility

All mental defects common in all Leftists

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 01:12 PM (IhbYA)

257 This is the kind of thing that gets me agitated.

The opposite of Woke, as I've lived it over the last 50 years, was Love It Or Leave It. The idea that everything was perfect, just as it is, and to question even the smallest part was heresy.

All I'm watching is the Left take the same blind enthusiasm and turn it up to 11 ... which is what they always do.

Posted by: Streets of Bakersfield at March 25, 2023 01:13 PM (mgtvV)

258 >>These moms are so into being an ally but not enough to put their ambition aside and actually raise their children.


And think about what this is like for her kid: he/she knows that is he/she decided to not be trans anymore then mommy would lose her purpose. It's a guilt trip, and potential loss of love (in a kid's view of the world) since mommy goes so overboard to make him/her feel loved since becoming trans. There is no escape when mommy is to tied up in the crusade.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:13 PM (EdLEa)

259 Calmly and eloquently debates trans activists, calls out evil.

Calvin Robinson is a gem, I believe he is saintly. He also has balls of steel. I heard his interview after he spoke at the Oxford Union...he said the atmosphere in the room was hostile, and even the students that were assigned to support his position were useless because at the outset they stated they did not hold the same beliefs as Calvin, they were just there as pro forma presence. So he was debating 6 against 1.

He also speaks out frequently against CRT in the UK, and even though he is biracial, he has (predictably) been censured as racist.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:14 PM (dCxaZ)

260 All I'm watching is the Left take the same blind enthusiasm and turn it up to 11 ... which is what they always do.
Posted by: Streets of Bakersfield at March 25, 2023 01:13 PM (mgtvV)

So you can't see the difference?

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 01:15 PM (IhbYA)

261 These moms are so into being an ally but not enough to put their ambition aside and actually raise their children.
Posted by: Piper at

I read some bullshit study recently by some feminist virago academic about the problem of childlessness among professional women.

It's not that these women chose a path in life that they now regret. No, the problem is - you guessed it! - MEN! They can't handle a strong and brave woman of womanity, and so deny them their essence like the BAD DIRTY BASTARD MEN they are. REEEEEEE!!!

The lack of self-awareness is just amazing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2023 01:16 PM (oINRc)

262 Here you go rhomboid. From the EZ Dog journal this week in 1944 at Anzio

21 – 26 Mar
Five days in a row with nothing exciting enough to even write about. Weather fair - occasional light showers. A liberal sprinkling of 170’s is connected with the atmosphere. Had one land fairly close - a few fragments lit around, but nothing very scary. Some indication that Gerry has something “in the air”, though nothing definite yet.
Had my first “Cub” ride along the front the 25th. Very quiet. A 155 shell came buzzing very close to the plane to add to the interest.


...nothing exciting enough to even write about? well, except for the German 170 mm artillery shell exploding nearby spraying light shrapnel around and nearly getting our plane downed by a random passing shell. Ho hum.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 01:16 PM (ykeLU)

263 FWIW AOC has, for me, moved from the stupid aisle to the stupid and evil aisle.

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 25, 2023 01:16 PM (eGTCV)

264 >>he said the atmosphere in the room was hostile, and even the students that were assigned to support his position were useless because at the outset they stated they did not hold the same beliefs as Calvin, they were just there as pro forma presence. So he was debating 6 against 1.


Yikes!
But he always has one other on his side

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:16 PM (EdLEa)

265 The lack of self-awareness is just amazing.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2023 01:16 PM (oINRc)

I knew I left out one of the mental defects on my list.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 01:17 PM (IhbYA)

266 There are some truly courageous individuals who, following the prompts of the Holy Spirit are very publicly swimming against the Woke current, usually at great personal cost.

Calvin Robinson is one of them. Becket Cook is another. He left the LGBT+ lifestyle and is now a Christian who has committed to a ministry that supports Biblical truths.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:17 PM (dCxaZ)

267 Neighborhood "Boy Scout" troop just delivered my bags of mulch. Mostly dads and daughters. Not many boys.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at March 25, 2023 01:19 PM (DhOHl)

268 And apparently Calvin Robinson is being cancelled by the church:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ra9bz

From " Church Militant" site

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2023 01:19 PM (ZrFqu)

269
The lgbtq+++ crowd might be the most privileged oppressed group in history,

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 25, 2023 01:11 PM


I had a real estate agent who advertised my home in some gay publication. I was like WTF did you do that for? What about my house do you think makes it appeal to the gay? He was like 'they got money, lots of money'. No kids, a couple of paychecks.

It must be tough burden to bare.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 01:20 PM (enJYY)

270 Thanks Muldoon !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2023 01:20 PM (T4tVD)

271 So you can't see the difference?

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2023 01:15 PM (IhbYA)


The big difference, as far as I can tell, is they are in charge and you are not. The last time the Right was in charge, we got the Patriot Act.

It's why I'd like you, for now, to get more power. But frankly, it doesn't turn out any better when you get all the levers in your hand either. It just turns out different.

Posted by: Streets of Bakersfield at March 25, 2023 01:21 PM (mgtvV)

272 "... tough burden to bare."

They let you see their burden?

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 25, 2023 01:22 PM (DhOHl)

273 Hey, suppose Hillary rolls. Haa ha.

Posted by: Holy Crap at March 25, 2023 01:22 PM (glGDV)

274 >>The lack of self-awareness is just amazing.

The denial is hardcore.

Most evident when Sarah Palin burst onto the scene and all of the feminists reacted like vampires to a cross.
Here was a woman that did the opposite of what feminism tells women to do: married young, went to a regular college, had lots of kids, got into politics without connections, had an unplanned Downs baby *and* supported her pregnant teen daughter, faithful Christian who didn't buck "the patriarchy," and so on.
And she was happy, successful, beautiful and fulfilled! How DARE she prove feminist values lead to unhappiness?!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:24 PM (EdLEa)

275 Mephistocles (or Mephisto).

*******

Mephistality

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 01:24 PM (ykeLU)

276 John Lennon, "One thing you can't hide is when your crippled inside." Haa ha.

Nelson Munn, you genius.

Posted by: Holy Crap at March 25, 2023 01:25 PM (glGDV)

277 Speaking of stakes, the one in the etching is topped by images of people with hands in prayer: folded and in the orans gesture.

Posted by: Holy Crap at March 25, 2023 01:28 PM (glGDV)

278 >>And apparently Calvin Robinson is being cancelled by the church:


Idiots. He will gain more believers than Ramadan-and-drag queen friendly bishops ever will.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:29 PM (EdLEa)

279
"... tough burden to bare."

They let you see their burden?

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 25, 2023 01:22 PM


You caught my obvious and intentional typo. But earlier I mentioned medical marijuana and used the phrase, "It's high time" and not a peep.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 01:30 PM (enJYY)

280 Garden thread is up, time for funsies and green things and critters!

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:31 PM (dCxaZ)

281
Most evident when Sarah Palin burst onto the scene and all of the feminists reacted like vampires to a cross.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2023 01:24 PM


To this day I don't think the left refers to her by name, simply as, "that woman" and 'McCain's running mate'. The ditz my son married used that exact same "that woman" phrase, too.

Like Bill Clinton denying sex with 'that woman' it is a catch phrase for an unacceptable woman.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 25, 2023 01:37 PM (enJYY)

282

Scott Adams is the very definition of a fat hairy schlub marching in a progtard rally wearing a "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" t-shirt and trying to date fat hairy female schlubs in hopes he can butt-fuck their children.

Reading him, quoting him, or paying attention to him is a waste of our painfully brief existence in this reality.

Posted by: Assasouris Rex at March 25, 2023 01:45 PM (OVGnc)

283 Posted by: Assasouris Rex

********

You seem nice.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2023 01:51 PM (ykeLU)

284 I gotta hand it to the woke though. They're willing to hit the streets and actually fight and sacrifice (since circa the 60's) for what they believe. Same goes for their politicians.

We (the right) become distraught over tweets. It's no wonder we're losing this battle.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 25, 2023 01:52 PM (BdMk6)

285 Have stated before that IMO many of the Street soldiers are pure Anarchists out to destroy anything they can get away with.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 01:59 PM (xhxe8)

286 gotta hand it to the woke though. They're willing to hit the streets and actually fight and sacrifice (since circa the 60's) for what they believe. Same goes for their politicians.

We (the right) become distraught over tweets. It's no wonder we're losing this battle.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 25, 2023 01:52 PM (BdMk6)

It's easy when you own the media and the government narrative.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2023 02:00 PM (91XZ3)

287 And apparently Calvin Robinson is being cancelled by the church

God yanked the candlestick from that "church" long ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 25, 2023 02:03 PM (0hOvj)

288 As for Pope Francis, if he is doing that - supporting colonialism trans stuff into Africa

No it's the opposite actually. He calls the effort to push the transagenda onto African and Asian nations "ideological colonialization". And he has referred to the transgender agenda as "diabolical".

the US Catholic Bishops just issued a statement forbidding gender reassignment surgery in Catholic hospitals.
Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2023 01:00 PM (dCxaZ)
==
Thank you for that clarification. I am not a big fan, but he has been pretty stout on abortion and certain other facts of life. It is his embrace of global climate change hype and modern day marxism/communism that always makes me wonder what he might be doing.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 25, 2023 02:07 PM (UVyKP)

289 Sympathy
By PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice steals
I know what the caged bird feels!

I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars; For he must fly back to his perch and cling When he fain would be on the bough a-swing And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars And they pulse again with a keener stingI know why he beats his wing!

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,When he beats his bars and he would be freeIt is not a carol of joy or glee,But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, but a plea, that upward to Heaven he flingsI know why the caged bird sings!

Marguerite Johnson got the credit for this...figures: billionaire Orca was in her corner.

Posted by: Ju at March 25, 2023 02:13 PM (aTmM/)

290 Thanks Muldoon! (tho you're probably gone)

Oldest friend's father was an L4 pilot, in the Pacific, though. With exactly one combat mission. Saipan. He flew off an escort carrier, but was able to then move to an airfield on the island US forces took quickly. Enormous ammo dump explosion near the tent where he was sleeping had the flight surgeon determine concussion/no longer fit for flight duty - so he spent the rest of the war doing paperwork in New Caledonia. Pretty sweet gig.

Another best friend's father whiled away the war in Trinidad, guarding oil facilities. Tough duty! So Muldoon Sr's boredom the last week of March indeed looks amusing. I mean, what's a little inaccurate artillery fire in the morning?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2023 02:23 PM (OTzUX)

291 I gotta hand it to the woke though. They're willing to hit the streets and actually fight and sacrifice (since circa the 60's) for what they believe. Same goes for their politicians.

--

You mean the folks who have a "live and let live" understanding of America and the Constitution and the people that get arrested for standing near abortion clinics and working-class nobody parents that get put on FBI watch lists for asking that pornography be removed from school libraries and politicians that have their phones tapped and falsehoods spread by government agencies?

Yeah, it's weird.

Posted by: Daddy, why do muffin pans have 12 spaces instead of five? at March 25, 2023 02:33 PM (O69GV)

292 Disclose.tv @disclosetv 1h
JUST IN - Russia will station nuclear weapons in Belarus: Putin


What's the shelf life on iodine tablets, anyway?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 25, 2023 02:49 PM (DTX3h)

293 I'll just leave this here if anyone is interested. Church Committee. 1975, Senate Select Committee Chief Counsel:

"...the effort by the Bureau (FBI) to destroy people, and to destroy organizations..."

https://tinyurl.com/2mf3fetw


50+ years.

Yeah, it's weird.

Posted by: Tiffany Dover died on national TV and people still lined up for the shots at March 25, 2023 02:52 PM (o/smN)

294 It's raining cats, dogs and otters here. 50 mph winds ain't helping.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 25, 2023 03:02 PM (Xrfse)

295 "Senator Church represented Idaho in the U.S. Senate from 1957 to 1981, and was a key figure on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His willingness to investigate the intelligence community, which often put him at odds with members of his own Democratic party...

--

That's an interesting little sentence.

Posted by: Tiffany Dover died on national TV and people still lined up for the shots at March 25, 2023 03:08 PM (o/smN)

296 Good topic today KT and all participants

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2023 03:11 PM (xhxe8)

297 I remember years ago when saying you had a dysfunctional family was thing. Now i see so many ‘influencers’ and women of certain age where it’s anxiety….. all want some label of specialness. Sadly, there is no common sense.
I am concerned how my presentation will go= no you have anxiety.
I disagreed with my partner/spouse= mental abuse.
Sometimes a tiny paper cut is just that and not a 911 call but again no common sense for so many.
( current company excluded)

Posted by: Paisley at March 25, 2023 03:16 PM (ny1NG)

298 The woke/lefties don't have Cluster B personality disorders.

They are better classified as Cluster F ...

Posted by: formerly known as at March 25, 2023 06:27 PM (2zkjc)

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Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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