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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7221

by CommanderTuvok » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm

Lol.

This Silverman saga is funnee. I didn't even know that Dillacunty have divorced his SJW crazee wife.

Since Dillacunty has upset some of the extreme SJWs over his sciency stubbornness over transwomen in sports, how long until ex-wife Beth suddenly remembers Matt being "aggressive", or "controlling", you know, one of those vague buzz terms feminists like to throw out, especially during divorce proceedings, to cast their ex-partner in a bad light?

Oh, and Silverman's reputation went down the shitter when with his absurd Vacula interview, which resulted in Tentacle Rapist Myers donating money to AA.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Guest_dd5488d1 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:54 pm

From David Silverman Facebook, looks like confirmation of Beth Presswood and Matt D involved as Dusty said.

https://www.facebook.com/10002831544225 ... 670676145/

This morning I was uninvited from the Atheist Edge podcast because Matt had me blackballed. According to Atheist Edge, Matt demanded that my story not be aired until he was "legally allowed to fight back" which he can't do now because of his NDA. Matt will be under NDA for two years after he leaves the AA Board, which he has not yet done (but should).

Beth has no NDA. Beth can fight back any time she wants. Beth and Matt are not married, and I am attacking Beth's story, not Matt's. Matt's NDA is not relevant to Beth or me, and even if it was, I still have ample proof that I am innocent and the accusations are false, but Atheist Edge doesn't care. They want's Matt's happiness over truth about his shitty behavior getting out. Yay conspiracy. Yay blacklist.

Atheist Edge claims to be doing good journalism, but this is actually yielding to terrorism. Matt want's the truth stymied, not shown, so Atheist Edge did just that. "Neutral Atheist News " indeed.

Fuck Matt's blackball and anyone who, after seeing my videos and my support, still thinks obeying his bullshit is ethical. Suppressing truth is immortal (Duh) and I am seeing more and more who is worth my friendship and time.

Goodbye Atheist Edge.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:42 am

AndrewV69 wrote: LMAO!

lol...a prime example of "zero fucks given" :lol:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Pitchguest » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:31 pm

Service Dog wrote: I went to high school with a guy now charged with rape & human trafficking of a Filipino woman & her son.

I see no reason why her accusation is more credible than his denial.

News story, with embeded video clip:
https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2019/0 ... woman-son/

<snip>
I'm guessing the life he may have promised her wasn't the kind of life she expected.

Gossip mags really are hot garbage, though. They almost never do the decent thing of adding the word 'alleged' even when a case is on-going, making it seem as though someone is guilty even though they might not be (and in many cases aren't).

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks for the suggestions people!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7216

by AndrewV69 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:16 pm

LMAO!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Pseudomonas » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:11 pm

AndrewV69 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.
If you do ebooks, check Baen Books - there's a mix of old and new in their free library, including a bunch of short story collections which can be a decent way to try new-to-you authors. There's also a site which archives the contents of the CDs they put out.

There are also a bunch of early authors on Gutenberg , though you have to do some digging. Feedbooks is similar.

Pseudomonas

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:59 pm

I went to high school with a guy now charged with rape & human trafficking of a Filipino woman & her son.

I see no reason why her accusation is more credible than his denial.

News story, with embeded video clip:
https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2019/0 ... woman-son/

Chris was in my art class. He had a lumbering hunch-necked body and a big round head which was hung cockeyed, like he couldn't hold it straight.
One of his eyes was higher than the other. By appearance, he could be cast as a bully, a dull retard, an immature giant, a kind simpleton, a regular guy, a sneering jerk, a smart guy fated to be askew from a world which doesn't favor odd looking people.

I remember an untalented self-portrait he painted-- and the crappy attitude of the art teacher who accused him of not-trying. Of intentionally painting it poorly. There's something ironic about a screwy painting of an screwy face. In class, I & the other comics-nerds were intrigued to learn Chris's uncle was Herb Trimpe-- who drew The Incredible Hulk for Marvel-- and whose art I thought was ugly-- but, again the irony: the Hulk did resemble Chris.

After high school-- Chris went to Asia & I recall him returning & writing something online-- or being interviewed?-- about his journey from suburbia to living in the third world-- then returning to work at Toys R Us-- feeling awkward in the aisles in a blue employee vest with Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot singing inane jingles on the muzak system. He was vaguely punk, in a grunge alternative sort of way. Not seething, but maybe seething was concealed beneath? Or not at all. The activist girls who went to pro-choice rallies liked him.

He had great respect for the integrity of how the third worlders persevered. He was critical of wasteful American consumerism. I can't see him, as he's accused, of forcing the woman to cook a Thanksgiving meal, then saying "Thanksgiving is for Americans", denying her & the son food. At least, I can't see him doing that as advertised-- a flat-out act of bigoted gluttony. I can imagine him saying something like that as a joke-- pulling her leg momentarily.

When the 10th anniversary class reunion approached, apparently Chris responded to the reunion webpage-- by naming-names-- posting about which students had mistreated him, back in school. I don't know whether he was raging, or merely irreverent.

I know there are problems in how the Violence Against Women Act incentivizes false domestic violence accusations by would-be immigrants. Normally, the immigrant needs their spouse to participate in seeking citizenship. But a domestic violence claim allows the foreigner to apply for citizenship, without a partner's participation. https://www.dailywire.com/news/33076/am ... ashe-schow

He teaches Chinese at a public high school. He's been put on unpaid leave. This publicity will be hard on his future, no matter if he's found innocent.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Pitchguest » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:07 pm

Bhurzum wrote:
Pitchguest wrote: I can't for the life of me think of a single instance of this happening in quote unquote "our" clique. Funny how that works, isn't it?
Those donkeys were of legal age, gave verbal consent and anyway, it wasn't even me in that gimp suit.

Wait, what?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm

I'm not sure what round Beto is talking about -- .223 Remington, 5.56x45, 7.62x39 -- and I'm certain he doesn't, either. The Dem Party elders need to have a talk with Beto, persuade him to drop out and STFU, cuz he's gone off the rails on a manic high, and will taint the entire party with his crazy talk.

In case any of you missed it, I recently wrote about what a complete douche Beto is:

The Unbearable Lightness of Beto

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:04 pm

As I said, Beto must be working for the gun industry:

https://entertainment--news.com/2019/09 ... -ever-was/
It is likely no coincidence at all that a “Beto Special” gun deal offered by one outfit — Arizona-based Alfa Dog Firearms — sold out on its select, $349.99-priced AR-15s in less than four hours on Friday.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:53 pm

Pitchguest wrote: I can't for the life of me think of a single instance of this happening in quote unquote "our" clique. Funny how that works, isn't it?
Those donkeys were of legal age, gave verbal consent and anyway, it wasn't even me in that gimp suit.

Wait, what?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Pitchguest » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:10 pm

John D wrote:
Really? wrote:
screwtape wrote:
Guest_52456cd8 wrote:


EXCLUSIVE: Dave Silverman Returns, Responds to Sex Abuse Allegations
Welcome, Dave.
I didn't think I was going to give a shit about this, but Silverman's mental gymnastics are amazing.

As he told Vacula, he is in the shit. And claims to be trying to sell Aflac while living off of his 401k.

Thanks, Anon.
Sooooo.... Silverman hooks up with a rando fan gurl at a conference. They have public kinky BDSM sexy times. and.... he thinks this is all gonna be just fine. Haha. Atheist "leaders" think they are so fucking smart. Now he wants to fight her claims that he abused her in order to get his job back and prove he is really a good guy. This is crazy funny. I really enjoyed his excruciating detail in explaining how BDSM "rules" work. The whole time I am thinking "Wow... Silverman really knows alot about BDSM culture."
It's always the same thing. They speak so purely of themselves, how you got to 'respect women' and all that shit, meanwhile they're some of the dirtiest people on the planet. PZ "Tentacle Hentai" Myers (or PZ "Dreaming of female students as mermaids" Myers) and now Dave "Rough BDSM" Silverman. But I can't for the life of me think of a single instance of this happening in quote unquote "our" clique. Funny how that works, isn't it?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 pm

Really? wrote:
screwtape wrote:
Guest_52456cd8 wrote:


EXCLUSIVE: Dave Silverman Returns, Responds to Sex Abuse Allegations
Welcome, Dave.
I didn't think I was going to give a shit about this, but Silverman's mental gymnastics are amazing.

As he told Vacula, he is in the shit. And claims to be trying to sell Aflac while living off of his 401k.

Thanks, Anon.
Sooooo.... Silverman hooks up with a rando fan gurl at a conference. They have public kinky BDSM sexy times. and.... he thinks this is all gonna be just fine. Haha. Atheist "leaders" think they are so fucking smart. Now he wants to fight her claims that he abused her in order to get his job back and prove he is really a good guy. This is crazy funny. I really enjoyed his excruciating detail in explaining how BDSM "rules" work. The whole time I am thinking "Wow... Silverman really knows alot about BDSM culture."

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 pm

I was offered 4 days of work, starting this Thursday, on a feminist festival.

I quoted my pay rate & was 'confirmed'. So I turned-down 2 overlapping days, offered by another company.

Then the first company emailed me a contract to sign. The pay is significantly lower than my quoted rate.

And check-out this non-compete clause:
"...Consultant agrees that during the period over which it is (or is supposed to be) providing Services (i) and for one year thereafter, ....Consultant will not engage in any activity that is in any way competitive with the business or demonstrably anticipated business of Company, and Consultant will not assist any other person or organization in competing or in preparing to compete with any business or demonstrably anticipated business of Company."
Yeah, I don't think I should agree to stop working in my field for a year, for the privilege of working 4 days on this thing.

My plan is to ignore the contract & let Thursday draw closer. I don't see any advantage in giving them forewarning-- that I want more money & won't agree to that clause. Good luck negotiating/replacing me, last minute.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:02 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
Hunt wrote: Does anyone else have the particular problem of knowing people who keep you on the phone way the fuck too long? There should be a name for it. It also doesn't help by having a land line and other people in the house who think the phone MUST BE ANSWERED NO MATTER WHAT. Otherwise I would always let it go to voicemail. I just got off a nearly HOUR AND A HALF conversation, and I hate talking on the phone. Despite my jovial protestations of "hey, I gotta get going..." the conversation dragged past the hour mark. After that it was pure torture, with me giving progressively more terse responses. Then there's the torment of thinking the conversation is coming to a close, only for the person to launch into a new topic. Why...how? can people be so fucking clueless?

Anyone else relate? or am I alone in my weakness and misery?

/rant
:lol: Had never seen that one. As usual, Carlin nails it. I don't get it. I'll never get it. Why do some people enjoy sitting on the phone for two hours with verbal diarrhea? Time wasted that you'll never get back.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:46 am

Tigzy wrote: Further to my last post: it's also a cracker for getting a sick day off work if you feel like it.

You: 'Morning boss. Can't come in today, cos I'm not feeling well.'
Boss: 'Why? What's wrong? I mean, if it's not that bad you can come in and -'
You: 'Diarrhoea.'
Boss:'... okay, come in when you feel up to it. I can find someone to cover for you, no prob. Bye.'

Works like a charm. But again - deploy sparingly and judiciously.
Reminds me of a truly horrible joke:

Guy phones his boss on Monday morning and says he can't come into work because he's sick.

Guy phones again on Tuesday, still sick and can't make it into work.

Wednesday, same story - can't come in, still sick. Boss gets angry and asks how sick the guy is? Guy says, "well, I'm in bed with my 12 year old sister..."

:bjarte:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 am

"Tell me the end of the story first." --Patrice O'Neal

I'm usually on the phone while walking the dog or biking to my post office box... so I'm open to low-quality chatter, then.

Face-to-face conversations-- that's when I squirm & get snippy about storytelling which I can't follow, or gossip about people I don't know or care-about.

More than once, I've resorted to showing the offer this tutorial...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:33 am

Hunt wrote: Does anyone else have the particular problem of knowing people who keep you on the phone way the fuck too long? There should be a name for it. It also doesn't help by having a land line and other people in the house who think the phone MUST BE ANSWERED NO MATTER WHAT. Otherwise I would always let it go to voicemail. I just got off a nearly HOUR AND A HALF conversation, and I hate talking on the phone. Despite my jovial protestations of "hey, I gotta get going..." the conversation dragged past the hour mark. After that it was pure torture, with me giving progressively more terse responses. Then there's the torment of thinking the conversation is coming to a close, only for the person to launch into a new topic. Why...how? can people be so fucking clueless?

Anyone else relate? or am I alone in my weakness and misery?

/rant

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7202

by Tigzy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:39 am

Further to my last post: it's also a cracker for getting a sick day off work if you feel like it.

You: 'Morning boss. Can't come in today, cos I'm not feeling well.'
Boss: 'Why? What's wrong? I mean, if it's not that bad you can come in and -'
You: 'Diarrhoea.'
Boss:'... okay, come in when you feel up to it. I can find someone to cover for you, no prob. Bye.'

Works like a charm. But again - deploy sparingly and judiciously.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Tigzy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:34 am

Hunt wrote:
Bhurzum wrote: Most of my friends/family know what I'm like and a blunt "get to the fucking point" rarely offends or surprises them
For some reason it never seems to occur to me just to say "I don't want to be rude, but let's limit the length of this conversation". For some reason, in the moment, that seems inappropriate and rude.

I'm just a schmuck. That's all there is to it.
Just tell them you've got to run now, because you've got diarrhoea. Works for me - people never make an issue of it (suprisingly enough) and are only too glad to hang up. I would recommend being reasonably moderate in deploying this tactic, however, otherwise you'll get folks nagging you to go and see a doctor in case you've got bowel cancer.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:39 am

In the neighborhood where my grandparents retired, lived an old woman called "Mrs. Yoo-Hoo". She was lonely and walked up and down the street calling "yoo-hoo?!" to houses where she knew other old ladies lived, so she could finish them off by talking them to death. When she walked by, my grandmother would close the blinds and warn everyone in the house to not make a noise.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:27 am

Hunt wrote: I'm just a schmuck. That's all there is to it.
Nice guys finish last.

It would appear they also get roped into lengthy telephone conversations but are too polite/nice to cut them short...

If you can overcome the language barrier, Winston might serve as an inspiration to you:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 am

Bhurzum wrote: Most of my friends/family know what I'm like and a blunt "get to the fucking point" rarely offends or surprises them
For some reason it never seems to occur to me just to say "I don't want to be rude, but let's limit the length of this conversation". For some reason, in the moment, that seems inappropriate and rude.

I'm just a schmuck. That's all there is to it.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:09 pm

"Economically attractive" has got to be the best bit of double-speak I've heard in a long time!

https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/08/broke-me ... -10706880/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Hunt wrote: Does anyone else have the particular problem of knowing people who keep you on the phone way the fuck too long? There should be a name for it. It also doesn't help by having a land line and other people in the house who think the phone MUST BE ANSWERED NO MATTER WHAT. Otherwise I would always let it go to voicemail. I just got off a nearly HOUR AND A HALF conversation, and I hate talking on the phone. Despite my jovial protestations of "hey, I gotta get going..." the conversation dragged past the hour mark. After that it was pure torture, with me giving progressively more terse responses. Then there's the torment of thinking the conversation is coming to a close, only for the person to launch into a new topic. Why...how? can people be so fucking clueless?

Anyone else relate? or am I alone in my weakness and misery?

/rant
We're cut from the same cloth, matey. I rarely answer the landline unless I'm expecting a specific call or it's outside office hours. 99% of my tellingbone chat is conducted on my mobile and most of that is through the medium of SMS.

Oh, and we call people who bend-the-ear "Gab-shites."

Most of my friends/family know what I'm like and a blunt "get to the fucking point" rarely offends or surprises them ;)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm

Hunt wrote: Does anyone else have the particular problem of knowing people who keep you on the phone way the fuck too long? There should be a name for it. It also doesn't help by having a land line and other people in the house who think the phone MUST BE ANSWERED NO MATTER WHAT. Otherwise I would always let it go to voicemail. I just got off a nearly HOUR AND A HALF conversation, and I hate talking on the phone. Despite my jovial protestations of "hey, I gotta get going..." the conversation dragged past the hour mark. After that it was pure torture, with me giving progressively more terse responses. Then there's the torment of thinking the conversation is coming to a close, only for the person to launch into a new topic. Why...how? can people be so fucking clueless?

Anyone else relate? or am I alone in my weakness and misery?

/rant
That's what you get for giving Wonderist your private #.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7194

by Hunt » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:11 pm

Does anyone else have the particular problem of knowing people who keep you on the phone way the fuck too long? There should be a name for it. It also doesn't help by having a land line and other people in the house who think the phone MUST BE ANSWERED NO MATTER WHAT. Otherwise I would always let it go to voicemail. I just got off a nearly HOUR AND A HALF conversation, and I hate talking on the phone. Despite my jovial protestations of "hey, I gotta get going..." the conversation dragged past the hour mark. After that it was pure torture, with me giving progressively more terse responses. Then there's the torment of thinking the conversation is coming to a close, only for the person to launch into a new topic. Why...how? can people be so fucking clueless?

Anyone else relate? or am I alone in my weakness and misery?

/rant

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7193

by mordacious1 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:37 pm

Ocasek must have been a late bloomer. I remember hearing Mick Jagger, who is 76, playing with the Stones in 1964. I first heard Ocasek with the Cars in 1978, even though he’s only a year younger than Mick.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:51 pm

katamari Damassi wrote: Ric Ocasek of the Cars died. They were a favorite of mine in junior high. He was 75. I feel very old now.

They were a favorite of mine in the mid to late 80s. Still enjoy dipping back into the playlist, and his solo ventures.

RIP

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by katamari Damassi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Ric Ocasek of the Cars died. They were a favorite of mine in junior high. He was 75. I feel very old now.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Bhurzum wrote: (if they were legal here, I'd have one in every room)
Color-coordinated with the drapes?
And of course matching the carpet.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am

AndrewV69 wrote: - Stranger in a Strange Land.
Have you read Heinlein's "Friday"?
Two years before Neuromancer was published/ the same year Blade Runner was released, Friday presents the entire cyberpunk genre, fully-formed.

I'd like to hear what someone reading it for the first time today-- thinks of Heinlein's version of Craigslist, or Antifa-like political violence, or California's gubernatorial politics.

I don't know if it will read as eerily prophetic, or if the present seems so inevitable now-- that it's now hard to get excited about Heinlein's correct-guesses.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 am

screwtape wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Excellent analysis of the history behind the UK parliamentary shambles from David Starkey:
Was just about to link that myself. Starkey is so good. Matthew Cobb should be strapped into a chair Clockwork Orange style and forced to watch it. I've been so tempted to unleash on the smug sh1ts at WEIT but then It'd only result in an immediate banning.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7186

by screwtape » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am

Excellent analysis of the history behind the UK parliamentary shambles from David Starkey:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:03 am

AndrewV69 wrote: Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.
Anything by David Weber or Timothy Zahn.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:51 am

Bhurzum wrote: (if they were legal here, I'd have one in every room)
Color-coordinated with the drapes?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:02 am

AndrewV69 wrote: Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.
Archives of old Sci-Fi magazines:

http://www.luminist.org/archives/SF/

I have been going through Galaxy Science Fiction and there have been some interesting stories. One was made into an episode of The Twilight Zone, and there is the precursor to Fahrenheit 451 among others.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7182

by Service Dog » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:35 am

BetoSquad

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7181

by Service Dog » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:50 am

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by mike150160 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 am

AndrewV69 wrote: Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.
I'm pretty fond of most Neil Stephenson stuff. I may be an outlier but I really enjoyed Anathem.

Peter F Hamilton. I liked the Mindstar series and the Night's Dawn trilogy.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:18 am

Though on second thoughts, maybe she is channeling Brains:
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7178

by screwtape » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:15 am

AndrewV69 wrote:
Bhurzum wrote: Heh.

The replies to this are pretty cancerous/lulzy.

And rightly so...

As soon as I saw that image, without reading any of the text, the first thing that came to mind was that ... well ... that is a really vacuous expression.

Remember I am a bit of an aspie so I am interested in normie interpretations. So what did you guys think?
The earnestness of youth who know it all and are ready to correct all our improper behaviours blazes from that rather bovine visage.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#7177

by screwtape » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:13 am

AndrewV69 wrote: Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.
I recently tried to dip a toe back into SF and see what has become of it since the glory days. Picked up Helen Dale's two part Kingdom of the Wicked, which is an alternate history story in which the Roman Empire never fell, and Yeshua ben Yusuf is a freedom fighter. After all, trite stories by enormous Australian lesbians with a dodgy sense of ethics are all just wonderful, right? I was wrong. Barely readable. I'll re-read my old favorites. In fact I was just thinking yesterday it's been years since I re-read Time Enough for Love, a book I adored when I was 18, and looking back that's a good measure of how callow I was. Probably the last book by RAH worth reading, very thick, full of patronised women and heady libertarianism before that became synonymous with fascism. Technical SF content is only John Carter level, and then there is the bizarre Freudian episode in which our time-travelling hero goes back to seduce his own mother... Perhaps I'll just go through Larry Niven again. Wireheads seem safer, somehow.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:11 pm

AndrewV69 wrote:
As soon as I saw that image, without reading any of the text, the first thing that came to mind was that ... well ... that is a really vacuous expression.

Remember I am a bit of an aspie so I am interested in normie interpretations. So what did you guys think?
Confirmed.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:10 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:01 am
Service Dog wrote: No token Stone Cold Steve Austin or Marilyn Manson or Johnny Ramone or Patrice O'Neal or Roseanne.
Drew Brees? Thought not.
Well, yesterday, my job finally revolved-around someone in that vein: a rookie for the Mets who hit a record 47 home runs this season.

In contrast to all the red-carpet/expensive private security/fancy backstage snacks... which I'm used-to with less-dude-ish celebrity guests...

this guy just walked into a cellphone store in Times Square in street clothes & sat on a bench chatting-with fans, signing autographs, posing for selfies.
If you bought a phone, you got a Mets phone-case.

There was some security to keep the attendees in an orderly line... but no velvet ropes or VIP-room nonsense.

I built the bench he sat on, then dismantled it when he left. Easy peasy.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 pm

A Service Dog walked into a bar today.
Apparently NYC now requires bar employees (and who-else?) to hold a certification in Sexual Harassment.

To obtain the certification, the bartender must endure an online session, consisting of over 150 screens of indoctrination.

Alternately, the bartender can start the session while bartending-- then pass their phone to me to complete it-- in exchange for a couple IPAs,
two of those White Claw alcohol-selzer things (the Rubyred Grapefruit is delicious), and an expensive organic Bareburger.

One screen tells the story of "Mike" who works on a construction site, with a team of 5 men. "They talk about their sexual experiences throughout the day, which makes me uncomfortable. I don't join in. Two guys give me a hard time. They say I'm not a real man. They also joke about me having sex with other men."

The next screen says "Is it sexual harassment? Yes." Ok... I suppose... if that's how the state defines it, sure. But...

the next screen says "Did you know? 13% of men have experience sexual harassment at work."

Bullshit! If sexual harassment includes dudes bragging about sex at work & teasing each-other about sex... 13% is way too low.

The thing claims 1 in 3 women have experienced sexual harassment at work, btw.

Again, sexual harassment includes All Sorts Of Things, like failing to mind-read when someone lies to you & pretends they're more interested in continuing to have sex with you, than they really are...
https://i.imgur.com/uNDn6tX.jpg?1

Later, the thing lists legit ways for someone to withdraw consent. The list includes "making excuses". So telling someone you Do want to have sex with them but [insert any implausible lie here] is considered ample notice that you Don't want to have sex with them.

MANY of the screens are about Gender harassment. More than once, the screens say that All Sexual Harassment is a form of Gender Harassment, because gender and sex are 'connected'. Or maybe it was All Gender Harassment is Sexual Harassment because sex and gender are connected? Or was it both?

On top of that, examples are given-- like commenting on someone's haircut. We are taught that comments about someone's appearance relates-to their Body--> which relates to their Gender--> which Relates to Sex. That's a massive expansion of the sexual harassment bureaucrats' jurisdiction... when they add Gender to their beat.

Later, there's a different (contradictory) screen-- about one co-worker complementing another's haircut. That's one of the few (only?) times that the correct answer on the ensuing "Is it Sexual Harassment?" isn't a predictable "Yes." But-- this time-- even tho the answer is now No/it's not sexual harassment... we are then told that the manager removed the false-accuser with the complimented-hair from her shift with the accused-guy. And THAT is sexual harassment. An employer must treat false delusional claims of harassment as-if they are real, and not do anything to disturb the complainer who "feels" they have been harassed-- or-else that's "Retaliation", a form of sexual harassment.

Employers are also responsible for the actions of "Third Parties", such as a hotel owner-- who is responsible if a hotel guest tells a hijab-wearing receptionist that he'd love to see her hair, and she'd look better if it were uncovered. The hotel owner must take action or be in violation of the law. The religious expression of the receptionist is protected, at the expense of the free speech expression of the hotel guest, and the This Has Nothing To Do With Me of the hotel owner.

https://i.imgur.com/VGAOZvV.jpg?1

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by Service Dog » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:04 pm

The Brexit Party's youtube channel consists of bite-sized video clips of the Brexiteer members of EU Parliament... trolling the EU Parliament.

Truly a shame that Sargon & Dankula aren't there. They're so qualified!



Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Bhurzum wrote: Heh.

The replies to this are pretty cancerous/lulzy.

And rightly so...

As soon as I saw that image, without reading any of the text, the first thing that came to mind was that ... well ... that is a really vacuous expression.

Remember I am a bit of an aspie so I am interested in normie interpretations. So what did you guys think?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:55 pm

A good thing Canadian elections aren't as loony as the US or the UK:
https://www.straight.com/news/1302251/a ... -mccaffrey

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:43 pm

Alright people. I need some Sci-Fi book recommendations. What are you reading now (if any) that you like?

What would you recommend? This includes blasts from the past such as

- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
- Stranger in a Strange Land.

And it does not have to be "good" or "great" ... just that you like it.

Any all suggestions gratefully accepted.

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by mordacious1 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:42 pm

I think the most damaging thing about Beto’s comments about seizing guns is not what he initially said. It’s his reply to that Texas state rep, who basically stated that Beto was welcome to try to take his rifle. Beto said it was a death threat, reported him to the FBI, and said he’s the kind of nut who shouldn’t have a gun. People who were considering supporting red flag laws will have to think twice now. If that’s all it takes to get flagged by some weak kneed liberal, then no thank you. They will flag every deplorable in the US.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:26 pm

Bhurzum wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Twitter takes down Texas GOP lawmaker's AR tweet about O'Rourke

If one of those gun-confiscating leftists becomes president, I will actually go out and buy an AR-15. (Or rather a SIG 556 if I can get one.)
I didn't realise that you live in Mogadishu. I live in a civilised country and have managed to go 52 years without needing an assault rifle for protection or to shoot cats.
Better to have it and not need it...

(if they were legal here, I'd have one in every room)
Yeah. But you live in a country with marauding haggis, so I can understand.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:58 pm

KiwiInOz wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Twitter takes down Texas GOP lawmaker's AR tweet about O'Rourke

If one of those gun-confiscating leftists becomes president, I will actually go out and buy an AR-15. (Or rather a SIG 556 if I can get one.)
I didn't realise that you live in Mogadishu. I live in a civilised country and have managed to go 52 years without needing an assault rifle for protection or to shoot cats.
Better to have it and not need it...

(if they were legal here, I'd have one in every room)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Hunt » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:50 pm

Tigzy wrote: Here's Catpeezle's take on the Silverman thing:
Why does it always come down to lashing out to do harm to others? It’s another lawsuit by a man who lost prestige over his acts of sexual harassment, now thinking he can recover his dignity by punishing someone else. It won’t work. He won’t win, and even if he did, it’s not going to make him more employable.
In Peez's personal little clown world, Silverman's guilt is already established. Therefore, the lawsuit isn't there to establish his innocence, it's there to rescue his 'prestige'. Fucking insane. Look at that last sentence - Peez admits it doesn't matter if Silverman won, because he's already been found guilty in the court of Peez and the verdict cannot possibly be overturned.

Someone, out there, please - bring a #metoo allegation against PZ Myers. It doesn't matter if it's false, because as Peez demonstrates, if an ideologue thinks it's true, then it is true. And I'm sure Peez will accept the judgment accordingly...if he's willing to live by the standards he sets for others.

Which he won't of course, because this is a facile rendition of a man who claims to vegetarian while stuffing fried pig down his gullet because 'there were no vegetarian options on the menu.'
I can more easily imagine a world where Peez pathetically accepts the false allegation and publicly flagellates himself than the world where all his illusions crash down around him and he finally sees reality at face value. That would be one hell of a sea change.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Twitter takes down Texas GOP lawmaker's AR tweet about O'Rourke

If one of those gun-confiscating leftists becomes president, I will actually go out and buy an AR-15. (Or rather a SIG 556 if I can get one.)
I didn't realise that you live in Mogadishu. I live in a civilised country and have managed to go 52 years without needing an assault rifle for protection or to shoot cats.

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by Driftless » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Twitter takes down Texas GOP lawmaker's AR tweet about O'Rourke

If one of those gun-confiscating leftists becomes president, I will actually go out and buy an AR-15. (Or rather a SIG 556 if I can get one.)
It is funny that his proposal will probably increase sales of AR-15s. In the time between the proposal and the actual law the sales will skyrocket. The manufacturers no doubt up production when they think a ban is coming. So these types of campaign promises only serve to put more guns out there. Maybe Beto is working for the gun lobby.

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by mordacious1 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:25 am

Going to come to my house and confiscate my personal defense weapons??

Beto not!!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:47 am

Twitter takes down Texas GOP lawmaker's AR tweet about O'Rourke

If one of those gun-confiscating leftists becomes president, I will actually go out and buy an AR-15. (Or rather a SIG 556 if I can get one.)

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