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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8647

by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:40 pm

Keating wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Congrats, Brive. At least you didn't miss out on the smokey air by being in Canberra for graduation.

My cousin is a professor at UNSW.
Ta! And good on your cousin. Driving past Lake George last night around 10:00pm was like sticking your head into a wet wood fire. Worst extended smoke experience in my life.

My son got his Masters in Islamic Studies last week, it has been an academic pre-Xmas feast.

I do however have some views on the Islamic studies ceremony .... :naughty:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 pm

Congrats, Brive. At least you didn't miss out on the smokey air by being in Canberra for graduation.

My cousin is a professor at UNSW.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:46 pm

Thanks Pseudomonas.

1. I’m a nong - the initial ANZAC goal for April 25th was of course a cover position on Third (or “Gun” Ridge). Second Ridge was where the advance broke down.

2. I don’t know where my follow up comment went. But the ceremony was at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) which is where Army/Navy/Airforce Officer Cadets spend three years getting their degrees before their full time military officer training. Which for the Army occurs down the hill at Duntroon. ADFA is a campus of University of NSW and offers post grad degrees to military and non military personal. Long setup for the delight I obtained from seeing my 18 year old Uni of Sydney Coms and Fine Arts daughter attempt to process a “military university”. With bizarro versions of herself in uniform, marching about and looking in general like extras from Top Gun meets an Officer and a Gentleman. Quote of the day was a legitimately shocked “OMG do I have to salute too?”

Anyway. Here is the money shot for four years work.
https://i.imgur.com/JKihv4r.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Pseudomonas » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:24 pm
KiwiInOz wrote: Hey Brive - have you been following this? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... hs-of-war/

I listened to the one on Gallipoli the other day. Fascinating, including learning that Kemal Ataturk didn't say the lines to mothers whose sons are now theres too.
Ta - I’ll have a listen. Today I’m at my ADFA graduation - yay. Followed by obligatory AWM.
Thanks from me as well, Kiwi - though I don't know when we're doing another long drive to listen to it (kids get DVDs in the back, my wife and I listen to RN podcasts... ).

Congratulations on graduating, Brive :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance:

Pseudomonas

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8643

by windy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:49 am

I'm a connoisseur of cringe & Dave Silverman is a master chef.
Looks like he has a fresh batch cooked up:
Vitsmun says Silverman, who was fired from his position at American Atheists after he was accused of forcing himself on one woman and using his position to pressure another woman into sex, caressed the small of her back at a gathering of like-minded non-believers on Nov. 2. That was less than a month after the Friendly Atheist reported that Silverman joined Atheist Alliance International.

On Dec. 3, a month after the alleged incident, Vitsmun posted that Silverman had “creepy-touched” her at a party.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:42 pm

KiwiInOz wrote:
Brive1987 wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote: Hey Brive - have you been following this? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... hs-of-war/

I listened to the one on Gallipoli the other day. Fascinating, including learning that Kemal Ataturk didn't say the lines to mothers whose sons are now theres too.
Ta. What’s even more special is my 18 year old Sydney Uni arts/coms daughter’s reaction to seeing all the bizaro graduates in uniform. A military university who’d guess. Current quote of the day “OMG do I have to salute?”

Ta - I’ll have a listen. Today I’m at my ADFA graduation - yay. Followed by obligatory AWM.

I’m aware of the “mother’s” speech propaganda angle. Also that Kemal was personally awol for a lot of the 25th chasing an imaginary landing. When he got back to Baby 700 in early/mid afternoon he found his morning attack had broken down and was forced to fix a compounding mess. Which he did with a reorg of units and artillery plan. Alas for the mix of Australian and NZ troops.

Baby 700 was pivotal for a future sustainable defence of status quo but was only supportive for the days main goal. Which was a cover line on second ridge by 3/2 Bde behind which the 1Bde and NZ&A Division would form up and then exploit to Mal Tepe.
Congrats on the graduation.

:obscene-drinkingcheers:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:34 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
I have to agree there are some pretty funny pro Trump religious comedians.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:30 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
KiwiInOz wrote: Hey Brive - have you been following this? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... hs-of-war/

I listened to the one on Gallipoli the other day. Fascinating, including learning that Kemal Ataturk didn't say the lines to mothers whose sons are now theres too.
Ta - I’ll have a listen. Today I’m at my ADFA graduation - yay. Followed by obligatory AWM.

I’m aware of the “mother’s” speech propaganda angle. Also that Kemal was personally awol for a lot of the 25th chasing an imaginary landing. When he got back to Baby 700 in early/mid afternoon he found his morning attack had broken down and was forced to fix a compounding mess. Which he did with a reorg of units and artillery plan. Alas for the mix of Australian and NZ troops.

Baby 700 was pivotal for a future sustainable defence of status quo but was only supportive for the days main goal. Which was a cover line on second ridge by 3/2 Bde behind which the 1Bde and NZ&A Division would form up and then exploit to Mal Tepe.
Congrats on the graduation.

:obscene-drinkingcheers:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:24 pm

KiwiInOz wrote: Hey Brive - have you been following this? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... hs-of-war/

I listened to the one on Gallipoli the other day. Fascinating, including learning that Kemal Ataturk didn't say the lines to mothers whose sons are now theres too.
Ta - I’ll have a listen. Today I’m at my ADFA graduation - yay. Followed by obligatory AWM.

I’m aware of the “mother’s” speech propaganda angle. Also that Kemal was personally awol for a lot of the 25th chasing an imaginary landing. When he got back to Baby 700 in early/mid afternoon he found his morning attack had broken down and was forced to fix a compounding mess. Which he did with a reorg of units and artillery plan. Alas for the mix of Australian and NZ troops.

Baby 700 was pivotal for a future sustainable defence of status quo but was only supportive for the days main goal. Which was a cover line on second ridge by 3/2 Bde behind which the 1Bde and NZ&A Division would form up and then exploit to Mal Tepe.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by KiwiInOz » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:13 pm

Hey Brive - have you been following this? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... hs-of-war/

I listened to the one on Gallipoli the other day. Fascinating, including learning that Kemal Ataturk didn't say the lines to mothers whose sons are now theres too.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:41 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8636

by Brive1987 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:35 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: Everyone that thinks Trump should be impeached suffers from TDS. It couldn't be that the anti impeachment crowd has brain damage from drinking the toxic orange KoolAid?
https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republic ... peachment/
No. But failure to initiate new wars of mass slaughter, failure to introduce additional Patriot Acts, ownership of a strong economy (as measured by previously accepted metrics) and defence of the nations sovereign border - all while pissing off the libtards - will earn a man a measure of respect.

From thinking and reasonable individuals.

Is he free and easy with an unsubtle exercise of power and personal agenda? Let the party without sin .......

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:35 am

Barring extended consumption of hallucinogens or a recent brain aneurysm, I can only conclude that you, too, have succumbed to TDS.
You just made my point for me. Your self awareness is really slipping lately.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: Everyone that thinks Trump should be impeached suffers from TDS. It couldn't be that the anti impeachment crowd has brain damage from drinking the toxic orange KoolAid?
https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republic ... peachment/
Yet your assessment is that everyone who thinks Trump shouldn't be impeached is "brain-damaged" and pro-trump. You apparently find it inconceivable that someone who despises Trump -- like me -- could conclude that there's not enough evidence to impeach him -- like I do -- and also worry that impeachment will hurt the Dems next November, and lead to perennial and politically-motivated impeachments -- like I do.

No, in your alternate reality, there are but two types of people: dedicated members of the Resistance ["Good"], and orange-kool-aid chugging Trump supporters ["Evil"]. The former may include pro-immigration, laissez-faire capitalist, arch-conservatives like the never-trumper you cite. The latter includes your left-of-center mates at The Pit.

Barring extended consumption of hallucinogens or a recent brain aneurysm, I can only conclude that you, too, have succumbed to TDS.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: Everyone that thinks Trump should be impeached suffers from TDS. It couldn't be that the anti impeachment crowd has brain damage from drinking the toxic orange KoolAid?
https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republic ... peachment/
Yet your assessment is that everyone who thinks Trump shouldn't be impeached is "brain-damaged" and pro-trump. You apparently find it inconceivable that someone who despises Trump -- like me -- could conclude that there's not enough evidence to impeach him -- like I do -- and also worry that impeachment will hurt the Dems next November, and lead to perennial and politically-motivated impeachments -- like I do.

No, in your alternate reality, there are but two types of people: dedicated members of the Resistance ["Good"], and orange-kool-aid chugging Trump supporters ["Evil"]. The former may include pro-immigration, laissez-faire capitalist, arch-conservatives like the never-trumper you cite. The latter includes your left-of-center mates at The Pit.

Barring extended consumption of hallucinogens or a recent brain aneurysm, I can only conclude that you, too, have succumbed to TDS.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:51 am

Everyone that thinks Trump should be impeached suffers from TDS. It couldn't be that the anti impeachment crowd has brain damage from drinking the toxic orange KoolAid?
https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republic ... peachment/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:16 am

Keating wrote:
free thoughtpolice wrote:
Keating wrote: Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.
Reagan should have been impeached for rewarding Iranian terrorists in the arms for swaps deal. I'm surprised that you are upset at Obama having Al-Alwaki killed.
I would have thought that you were in favor of killing terrorists like al-Alwaki.
I’d have gone back further to at least FDR and internment, but I thought my point was made.

I think Americans should be pissed at their government for executing a citizen without trial. [....]
Keating's point is very clear, and is also being made by many people across the political spectrum not afflicted by TDS: by lowering the bar to vague 'abuse of power', the Dems have opened the door to impeach any sitting president for practically anything, while turning a blind eye to things like Obama's extrajudicial assassination of US citizens, suspension of habeas corpus, double-tap drone strikes in violation of the Geneva Convention, persecution of whistle-blowers, etc., shows the Dems' impeachment juggernaut to be purely politically motivated, vindictive, and hypocritical.

It will come back to bite them in the ass, and hard.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:09 am

Keating wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:20 am
free thoughtpolice wrote:
Keating wrote: Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.
Reagan should have been impeached for rewarding Iranian terrorists in the arms for swaps deal. I'm surprised that you are upset at Obama having Al-Alwaki killed.
I would have thought that you were in favor of killing terrorists like al-Alwaki.
I’d have gone back further to at least FDR and internment, but I thought my point was made.

I think Americans should be pissed at their government for executing a citizen without trial. Not being an American, failing to uphold the constitution doesn’t really please or piss me off. I am pissed at my government for failing to stand up for Assange, regardless of anything he’s done. Part of the reason I vote informal now.
Like journalism? Don't be too hard on the Aussie government. Maybe Winne the Pooh threatened to ground them or stop their pocket money. There are drawbacks to selling yourself to despots.

I see people characterising the prosecuting of Assange as part of Trump's so-called assault on the media. What BS. Nobody went after the media like Obama. The Obama administration prosecuted 3 times as many whistleblower and leaker cases than all previous admins combined and holds the record for FOIA blocking and redaction. The press regarded him as the worst since at least the Nixon admin. And he had the balls to scold Trump about press freedom for engaging in public trashing of the press.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:20 am

free thoughtpolice wrote:
Keating wrote: Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.
Reagan should have been impeached for rewarding Iranian terrorists in the arms for swaps deal. I'm surprised that you are upset at Obama having Al-Alwaki killed.
I would have thought that you were in favor of killing terrorists like al-Alwaki.
I’d have gone back further to at least FDR and internment, but I thought my point was made.

I think Americans should be pissed at their government for executing a citizen without trial. Not being an American, failing to uphold the constitution doesn’t really please or piss me off. I am pissed at my government for failing to stand up for Assange, regardless of anything he’s done. Part of the reason I vote informal now.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:56 pm

Rucka

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:54 pm

Okay... so... bitches can take over the world as long as they are all this good!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Keating wrote: Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.
Reagan should have been impeached for rewarding Iranian terrorists in the arms for swaps deal. I'm surprised that you are upset at Obama having Al-Alwaki killed.
I would have thought that you were in favor of killing terrorists like al-Alwaki.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8625

by Service Dog » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 pm

Lsuoma wrote: BTW, what I'd REALLY like, and may buy if I can find a good one when I retire (2-3 years) is a Dragon.
Watch Rick & Morty Season 4 Episode 4. Let me know if it makes owning a dragon more or less appealing.
https://fmovies.wtf/film/rick-and-morty-4.yvw2x/xrl59rw

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Service Dog » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:30 pm

Y'all saw that banana duct taped to a wall-- which sold at the Art Basel art fair for $120,000... and was snatched off the wall & eaten by another artist?

Well, apparently a hero named Rod Webber scrawled on the banana wall with lipstick...




Rod Webber also attempted to register to run for presnidunt in the New Hampshire primary, under the name Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... -president

For context, I recommend listening to Michael Malice on the Tom Woods show, discussing anarchist Emma Goldman. Seriously, it's interesting:

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1550-michael-ma ... a-goldman/

She's the one who said "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution", as seen on bumper stickers on progressives' Subaru wagons.
(Nevermind that she was talking about progressive's progressive attempts to ban dancing.)

But she also inspired the assassination of President McKinley... and she declared "I Will Kill Frick"-- attempting to kill president of Carnegie Steel during a strike. Frick's art collection is now on permanent public display in Manhattan. Full circle, I guess. :banana-dance:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:21 pm

I just found this guy.... and I think he is pretty good.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by jugheadnaut » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:16 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:

Being a liberal is not the same thing as being a Democrat supporter or an apologist for the behaviour of the establishment media. Pool has clearly stated that the Republicans will probably take their cue from Schiff when the tables turn. He is not playing the "Dems bad/Republicans good" game. If he were then you could accuse him of propagandising by selective reporting, but he isn't. If you don't like Trump and care about the US getting the policies you favour implemented then you should listen to what Tim Pool is telling you. He is essentially someone who has given up party allegiance and is shouting from the sidelines in frustration while the Democrats flail around in impotent rage and punch themselves in the face.

Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness. What started as a flimsy excuse for an impeachment process has degenerated into an excuse for violating the privacy of communications of people they think there's a remote possibility might have said something incriminating. It has become a permanent inquisition. It was never about establishing truth. Schiff's process has heard unclassified evidence in an environment designed to protect classified evidence so that he can prevent Republicans from revealing testimony inconvenient to his kangaroo court. He has been very carefully controlling the narrative, with the aid of the main media channels, and preventing the appearance of rebuttal witnesses in order to create the impression of wrongdoing because he knows he doesn't have a case.
One of the things I've found fascinating about the current situation is watching the can-I-believe-it/must-I-believe-it motivated reasoning dynamics described by Jonathan Haidt laid so bare. Democratic Party partisans generally take it as a given that the removal of Trump from office would be a good thing, so a hypothesis loosely based on the facts is constructed that would warrant impeachment and removal from office. Then, the main investigative thrust is asking 'can I believe it' (i.e. is there evidence that would frankly contradict the hypothesis, and in its absence, the hypothesis is held as reasonable). Then, because it's essentially unmoored from evidence, the severity of the accusation ratchets up, from 'did Trump extort a foreign government to initiate an investigation?' to 'did Trump extort a foreign government to dig up dirt?'.

But when contrasted with the Clinton impeachment, the question becomes 'must I believe it?' (i.e. does perjury and subornation of perjury necessarily merit impeachment and removal from office?)? And so perjury becomes magically erased from the accusation, which is then framed as being about lying about blow jobs and having an affair with a young intern.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 am

Keating wrote: Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.
It's Okay When We Do it.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8620

by screwtape » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:44 am

MarcusAu wrote: I had some passing experience with an Optimist, but never really identified as a Swallow or an Amazon.
All I ever knew about parenting came from the telegram in S&W: "If not duffers, won't drown. If duffers, better drowned."

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:36 am

katamari Damassi wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 am
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness.
I agree. Schiff has lowered the bar ridiculously. It's not as if Trump lied about getting a blow job, he just with held military aid to an ally at war, until they dug some political dirt for him.
It's just a pity they can't find anyone to actually testify to that. Schiff hopes he can bamboozle the public into thinking he's actually made a case but they don't seem to be buying it.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:36 am

free thoughtpolice wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:05 am
To quote The Walrus: jew coup ka jew
Padtor's nose has a bit of a hook to it. Just saying.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:48 am

Clinton should have been impeached for bombing the pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan as a distraction.
Bush should have been impeached for normalising torture.
Obama should have been impeached for executing an American citizen without trial.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8616

by KiwiInOz » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:52 am

MarcusAu wrote: I had some passing experience with an Optimist, but never really identified as a Swallow or an Amazon.
Pict or Martyr?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8615

by MarcusAu » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:16 am

I had some passing experience with an Optimist, but never really identified as a Swallow or an Amazon.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8614

by KiwiInOz » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:24 pm

katamari Damassi wrote: I had a reunion with my sister the other day and she brought up something from our childhood. In our hometown there used to be a party store called Balloons Galore, and every time we went by it I'd make the same joke, "That's Pussy Galore's sister." She thought it was lame, but I still think it's funny.

snip
I find it funny too. But that's just me, and no indication of how objectively funny it actually is.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:43 pm

moar wrasslin' :drool:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8612

by free thoughtpolice » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:41 pm

Moar wrestling content:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8611

by free thoughtpolice » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:23 pm

Moar info on trump

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8610

by Lsuoma » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:40 pm

In case you were wondering how corrupt the dems are.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8609

by Lsuoma » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:25 pm

BTW, what I'd REALLY like, and may buy if I can find a good one when I retire (2-3 years) is a Dragon.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:21 pm

screwtape wrote:
Lsuoma wrote:
'Heavens! shall I ever forget those boys! A perfect murrain of them infests Holland; they seem to have nothing in the world to do but throw stones and mud at foreign yachts.'

'They want a Herod, with some statesmanlike views on infanticide.'
The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers, 1903
A wonderful book, and, surprisingly, not a dreadful movie, since it had the Logan's Run combo of Jenny Agutter and Michael York. I know, Michael York can't act, but he symbolises my youth and gets forgiven. Jenny, on the other hand, may or may not be able to act - I never bothered to check. I just love her anyway.

The book is at an intersection of historical novels, sailing novels and war novels. Should anyone want any recommendations for sailing yarns, I have a few shelves-full to talk about. I sold our sloop a few years back, but still hanker for the feeling of getting something for nothing as you learn to match mainsheet and tiller against each other. Sailing is entirely a matter of understanding trade-offs. Aerofoils and drag in a much coarser form than in aircraft design, but otherwise the same thing. Think of it as exactly the same calculations, except your lift device is in a very low viscosity medium, and nearly all your drag is in a high viscosity medium. Now add tides and rocks and you get it!

I learnt on a Merlin Rocket, went on to a Graduate, and then a British Moth. Last boat was a MacGregor 26.
I learned on a Mirror, then sailed National 12s. After that I graduated to larger wessels, and crewed for subsistence for on and offshore racers. My favourite boat I ever worked was the Arethusa (see the last line of this paragraph). I actually take issue with the designation of a ketch, since I am almost 100% certain she was a yawl, where the steering post goes down in front of the mizzen, rather than behind. In fact, having done some more research, it looks like the ketch is now Faramir, and the yawl seems to have dropped from history. sailed on her about ten times in the mid '70s.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:35 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
katamari Damassi wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness.
I agree. Schiff has lowered the bar ridiculously. It's not as if Trump lied about getting a blow job, he just with held military aid to an ally at war, until they dug some political dirt for him.
My comment that Schiff was a complete idiot induced great fits of apoplexy at the kitchen table.
So.... um... Clinton lied UNDER OATH. This kind of activity is getting several people tossed in jail for perjury right now. This is a serious felony. The crime that Clinton committed was not getting a blow job.... it was trying to cover it up with perjury.

Trump did not hold military aid until he got dirt on Biden. He never got dirt on Biden.

My daughter has informed me that she cannot be my friend if I vote for Trump in 2020... no discussion. She will still have me in a relationship as a father but not as a "friend". She owes me $2000.... so is this debt as a father or as a friend? I wonder....

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:10 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
'Heavens! shall I ever forget those boys! A perfect murrain of them infests Holland; they seem to have nothing in the world to do but throw stones and mud at foreign yachts.'

'They want a Herod, with some statesmanlike views on infanticide.'
The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers, 1903
A wonderful book, and, surprisingly, not a dreadful movie, since it had the Logan's Run combo of Jenny Agutter and Michael York. I know, Michael York can't act, but he symbolises my youth and gets forgiven. Jenny, on the other hand, may or may not be able to act - I never bothered to check. I just love her anyway.

The book is at an intersection of historical novels, sailing novels and war novels. Should anyone want any recommendations for sailing yarns, I have a few shelves-full to talk about. I sold our sloop a few years back, but still hanker for the feeling of getting something for nothing as you learn to match mainsheet and tiller against each other. Sailing is entirely a matter of understanding trade-offs. Aerofoils and drag in a much coarser form than in aircraft design, but otherwise the same thing. Think of it as exactly the same calculations, except your lift device is in a very low viscosity medium, and nearly all your drag is in a high viscosity medium. Now add tides and rocks and you get it!

I learnt on a Merlin Rocket, went on to a Graduate, and then a British Moth. Last boat was a MacGregor 26.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8605

by free thoughtpolice » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:05 am

To quote The Walrus: jew coup ka jew

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8604

by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:19 am

katamari Damassi wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness.
I agree. Schiff has lowered the bar ridiculously. It's not as if Trump lied about getting a blow job, he just with held military aid to an ally at war, until they dug some political dirt for him.
My comment that Schiff was a complete idiot induced great fits of apoplexy at the kitchen table.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8603

by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:02 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: The establishment media avoid that kind of thing like the plague, Tucker Carlsons aside. Dore will often highlight Tucker Carlson's reporting, just another sign that there is an anti-establishment movement which cuts across political party lines.
I got into a huge row this past week with my family, who accused me of 'joining the other side' for posting Tucker Carlson videos on FB [and for opining that the Dems are hurting themselves with impeachment). Finally, they calmed down enough to hear my point: that what Carlson is saying is resonating with a large segment of the electorate, particularly the Obama-to-Trump voters in the swing states that the Dems need to win over next year. The Dems, with their professions of identity politics in tandem with promotion of the interests of the globalist elite, are ceding the field of populism to the right. And Carlson goes against elitist Republicans as well. Just the other night, he attacked hedge funds, vulture capitalists, and the GOP politicians who coddle them:



cf.
Tucker Carlson’s Critique Of Paul Singer Is Part Of The Reckoning Underway In America

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8602

by katamari Damassi » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness.
I agree. Schiff has lowered the bar ridiculously. It's not as if Trump lied about getting a blow job, he just with held military aid to an ally at war, until they dug some political dirt for him.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8601

by katamari Damassi » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:38 am

I had a reunion with my sister the other day and she brought up something from our childhood. In our hometown there used to be a party store called Balloons Galore, and every time we went by it I'd make the same joke, "That's Pussy Galore's sister." She thought it was lame, but I still think it's funny.

Saw the movie Dark Water and noticed something interesting in it. It's a based on a true story about Dupont lying about the safety of a chemical used in teflon-you'll want to get rid of your cookware, carpets, and furniture after seeing it. Tim Robbins-a lefty who has made a career of playing WASPy whitecollar scumbags-plays the head of a big-time law firm, so it seems like he's playing to type, but instead he totally supports his junior law partner who wants to take on Dupont on behalf of the hicks in WV who are being poisoned by the stuff. The scumbag lawyer who tries to get the firm to not take the case is a young black guy. I found this reversal surprising.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8600

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:18 am

free thoughtpolice wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:49 am
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
free thoughtpolice wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 am
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
What evidence do you have that Poole is not interested in truth?
He claims to look for truth in journalism yet only looks for bias or mistakes from the left. He doesn't seek or look for dishonesty from the right.
He is heavily biased but not only claims not to be but has also claimed to be a liberal. That is bullshit.
He not only won't admit his bias and also won't admit he is bald. And has a goofy looking hat.
Do you honestly want to stand by your statement that Tim Poole was ever an alt-right propagandist? As for his bias, he appears to be biased against lying media propagandists and disingenuous, dishonest sacks of shit like Schiff.
Just look at his youtube channel and compare how many of his videos are critical of right wing media and politicians versus the ones attacking left and center.
I'll take Schiff's honesty against that of Trump and his gang of crackpots anyday. Are you going to tell me that Trump isn't a pathological liar?
I don't see Pool calling him out. Where is Pool's fact checking of Fox News, Brietbart, Alex Jones, and others. It is pretty much non existent.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Timcasts/videos
Count them for yourself.
Being a liberal is not the same thing as being a Democrat supporter or an apologist for the behaviour of the establishment media. Pool has clearly stated that the Republicans will probably take their cue from Schiff when the tables turn. He is not playing the "Dems bad/Republicans good" game. If he were then you could accuse him of propagandising by selective reporting, but he isn't. If you don't like Trump and care about the US getting the policies you favour implemented then you should listen to what Tim Pool is telling you. He is essentially someone who has given up party allegiance and is shouting from the sidelines in frustration while the Democrats flail around in impotent rage and punch themselves in the face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2yh2Erf3Mg&t=607s

Schiff has lowered the bar for impeachment and the violation of privacy to the point of ridiculousness. What started as a flimsy excuse for an impeachment process has degenerated into an excuse for violating the privacy of communications of people they think there's a remote possibility might have said something incriminating. It has become a permanent inquisition. It was never about establishing truth. Schiff's process has heard unclassified evidence in an environment designed to protect classified evidence so that he can prevent Republicans from revealing testimony inconvenient to his kangaroo court. He has been very carefully controlling the narrative, with the aid of the main media channels, and preventing the appearance of rebuttal witnesses in order to create the impression of wrongdoing because he knows he doesn't have a case.

As for foreign collusion, Russia is an irritation for the US that creates roadblocks in the Middle East and throws the odd jealous tantrum like a hoodlum who wants "respect". China is an existential threat orders of magnitude greater. The Chinese are buying up governments and influence all over the place, expanding militarily, infiltrating industry and actively implementing a coherent strategy to control data networks. The CCP embodies an ideological evil in a way that Russia doesn't. They already have lots of leverage over key US industries and politicians. Trump is aware of the danger and he is trying to do something about it, but rather than recognise the danger and support him his detractors are acting out of self-interest. Uncle Joe and his buddies think that the Chinese aren't bad guys, as do a lot of the establishment, both left and right. If the Democrats don't wake up and stop screaming RUSSIA! then the US is in trouble.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8599

by Service Dog » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:10 am

Brive1987 wrote: They get so incensed the opening primary states are “so fricken white”.

If you went back in time & swapped Obama's primary-win in Iowa-- with a different state-- with more black voters-- then take your pick: Michigan went to Hillary over Obama, so did Florida, California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8598

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:22 am

John D wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:50 am
Jimmy Dore is nearly as far left as you can get..... and so.... I watch his stuff so I get some balance. What I like about Dore is that he is interested in truth and pragmatism. Well.... here is his show on Professor Turly's testamony on impeachment. Turly nails this in my opinion.
I like watching Dore, sometimes, because he pokes a stick at the lying media and he's genuinely funny and not particularly mean spirited, unlike someone like Sam Seder. He's also a bit of a conspiracy theorist though, and is prone to believing BS artists of the Abby Martin kind. Dore is worth following because he will at least cover stories like the one about the chemical attack investigators sent to Syria who dispute the conclusions of the resulting report. The establishment media avoid that kind of thing like the plague, Tucker Carlsons aside. Dore will often highlight Tucker Carlson's reporting, just another sign that there is an anti-establishment movement which cuts across political party lines.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8597

by Lsuoma » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:02 pm

'Heavens! shall I ever forget those boys! A perfect murrain of them infests Holland; they seem to have nothing in the world to do but throw stones and mud at foreign yachts.'

'They want a Herod, with some statesmanlike views on infanticide.'
The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers, 1903

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8596

by MarcusAu » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:19 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
I always thought that Herod's response was a little behind the times.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8595

by Bhurzum » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:51 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: I'm a successful capitalist rich white male...<snip>
Satan!

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... PcS_hHWo&s

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8594

by John D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:50 am

Jimmy Dore is nearly as far left as you can get..... and so.... I watch his stuff so I get some balance. What I like about Dore is that he is interested in truth and pragmatism. Well.... here is his show on Professor Turly's testamony on impeachment. Turly nails this in my opinion.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8593

by Brive1987 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:43 am

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8592

by free thoughtpolice » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:18 pm

fuzzy wrote:
John D wrote: freethoughtpolice is a commie. Discuss....
He's never posted about professional wrestling, that I can recall.
I wanted to post this, which is kind of wrestling, but I didn't want to look too conservative :rimshot:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8591

by InfraRedBucket » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:54 pm

Jury finds Elon Musk did not defame "pedo guy"
which kinda surprises me from what I read of the case.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50695593

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8590

by fuzzy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:40 pm

John D wrote: freethoughtpolice is a commie. Discuss....
He's never posted about professional wrestling, that I can recall.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8589

by John D » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:36 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote:
John D wrote: freethoughtpolice is a commie. Discuss....
I'm a successful capitalist rich white male and owned businesses and subcontracted most of my adult life unlike a lot of you wage slaves and corporate drones out there. Never went bankrupt, none of my businesses lost money and I only have had a small amount of debt for less than 2 years, unlike your Orangeutan hero. I pretty much retired more than 10 years ago in my fifties, own two semi waterfront houses free and clear, and had $225k dropped into my bank account on monday of this week.
I do believe in some "socialist" principles like single payer healthcare, public schools, community fire department government run police departments, military, ...
So guilty, I guess that makes me a commie. :lol:
And yet you are still a commie... wow! That's dedication!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8588

by free thoughtpolice » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:39 pm

John D wrote: freethoughtpolice is a commie. Discuss....
I'm a successful capitalist rich white male and owned businesses and subcontracted most of my adult life unlike a lot of you wage slaves and corporate drones out there. Never went bankrupt, none of my businesses lost money and I only have had a small amount of debt for less than 2 years, unlike your Orangeutan hero. I pretty much retired more than 10 years ago in my fifties, own two semi waterfront houses free and clear, and had $225k dropped into my bank account on monday of this week.
I do believe in some "socialist" principles like single payer healthcare, public schools, community fire department government run police departments, military, ...
So guilty, I guess that makes me a commie. :lol:

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