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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6117

by Phil_Giordana_FCD » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:41 am

I recall there's a story where one of the women discovered a flaw in the stitching of another, and came up behind her and stuck her with a needle. Imagine that happening in today's workplace?
Yep, that was in Moon Machines, a 6-parts documentary that I highly recommend. It deals with engineering and manufacture during the space race.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6116

by Hunt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:19 am

InfraRedBucket wrote: Well I for one am glad of the contribution women made to the Space Race.
Who's going to play them in the film?

I'm happy to give them credit where credit's due. Those suits were works of art. They also had vicious quality control. I recall there's a story where one of the women discovered a flaw in the stitching of another, and came up behind her and stuck her with a needle. Imagine that happening in today's workplace?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6115

by InfraRedBucket » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am

Well I for one am glad of the contribution women made to the Space Race.
Who's going to play them in the film?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6114

by Hunt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm

Thank God, if you'd :nin: me on that one, I really would have started to wonder.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6113

by Hunt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:56 pm

Guest_5433a21c wrote: If that's not enough, you can additionally Educate Yourself with their latest thread (this one limited to comments by POC only) on what makes the site so horribly white and racist.
On the internet, nobody knows you're Whitey McWhite White.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6112

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:49 pm

Guest_5433a21c wrote: If that's not enough, you can additionally Educate Yourself with their latest thread (this one limited to comments by POC only) on what makes the site so horribly white and racist.
I'd sooner cover myself head-to-toe in papercuts then go swimming in sewage.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6111

by Guest_5433a21c » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:04 pm

This just in: an oh-so-woke "best of the Web" link aggregator is actually a hotbed of covert white supremacy.

When the site's owner begs for yet more donations, because he's spending $33,000 a month, most of it on the salary of seven moderators working shifts 24/7 deleting wrong speak, the membership brainstorms as to why so many have left the site, and so few have recently signed on. Then it's revealed: the super-woke site is in decline because it “is full of effective white supremacists”:
...the kind of effective white supremacists that are against racism in theory but won’t do anything to help, and in fact will see discussion about racism as taking up space / exhausting / patronizing. [....] These days, if you’re not actively thinking about race, you’re probably racist. And if you’re discouraging being less racist because it’s “exhausting”, or you critique it by saying ‘the tone should be better’ without actively doing anything to continue or support conversations about race, you’re probably definitely a white supremacist.

When a woke whitey woman responds,
I work in Diversity & Inclusion [...] I also chair an allyship group, and organize fund raisers for groups that help underrepresented minorities. [....] I understand that I am a white person in Western civilization, and as such will always be a part of systemic racism.

And at the end of the day, I want to come home and read something nice about cats being stuck in scanners without being called a white supremacist for it. [...] -- but if you're wondering why this site has fewer users than ever, maybe consider that there is a whole world out there, offline and online, where people are making a difference and that doesn't involve performative Doing The Work on [this site].

The original commenter (plus several others who are not quoted) excommunicates woke whitey woman from the Church of Progressive Righteousness:
This is a horrifying comment, a kind of total entitlement. I cannot believe this is real. It's like a caricature of white fragility and white supremacy and white entitlement! [....] how incredibly entitled, tone-deaf this is. [...] I am blown away and utterly saddened by so many comments by so many posters that are actively making it harder for IBPOC[*] here.


Unfortunately, the thread never reaches any conclusions as to why they're losing members. If only we could figure that out!

Another choice morsel of progressive revelation, from the same thread: "Complaint is an effective way of working against, of pushing on the idea that joy is attainable in an inequitable world, or that joy is worthy, or even moral."

Plus, lots of talk about Social Justice "101" versus "201" "education".

The entire thread (1263 comments, until some are deleted as heretical) is incredibly long but oh-so-important, an amazing snapshot of the "friendly fire" and collateral cannibalistic carnage in the trenches of Social Justice Warfare.

If that's not enough, you can additionally Educate Yourself with their latest thread (this one limited to comments by POC only) on what makes the site so horribly white and racist.

* The "IBPOC" (Indigenous Black People of Color, used non-ironically)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6110

by Service Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:16 pm

(the gig isn't a sure-thing yet)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6109

by Service Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:15 pm

That huge nyc blackout a few days ago... had zero effect on me. I might as well have been reading headlines from Timbuktu.

An hour ago... a gossipy app which provides alerts about nearby crime... said there were 3 people with guns in the smoke shop right downstairs.
Police responded, the app said. I had no idea that was happening. I didn't even get up to look out the window.

Likewise, internet journalism & tv news channels-- eagerly announced a RACEWAR between Trump and Pelosi and ICE and 4 antifa congresscunts.

But I was busy with Other Shit...

DAY 1
my oriental gf takes care of her elderly parents. Her mom fell in the bathroom. I had to go lift her up. Later she was too weak to get off the toilet. I had to lift her onto ambulance stretcher. She'll never get to return home. From now on: emergency room->rehab->places-where-old-people-go-until-they-die GF went along in the ambulance & had to miss a japanese streetwear magazine photoshoot, she was supposed to oversee. Photographer said he could handle it alone. Just one teen black boy model. 3 changes of clothes. I went along, like a golf caddy-- carrying the garment bag & suggesting interesting locations to take pictures.

Meanwhile, at the hospital, GF gets a call from friend of a friend... in LA. A celebrity is launching a cosmetic or fashion line or something-- and GF + me were recommended to be the local NYC leads for the promotional-launch-event-thingie. Would be a big step-up in my paygrade. Unlike most gigs, this celebrity is someone I've actually heard-of & think highly of.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/438724202a4 ... o1_400.gif

DAY 2
All day, CNN scrollbar across bottom of muted hospital TV-- assures me The Trumps Racist Tweet Racewar of 2019 is still the Most Important Thing. GF takes a call about the promo-event-job. In between meetings with doctor's assistant & social worker & rep from an old folks home-- drumming up business in the hospital ward. GF's sisters are there-- one a high-powered exec, smart but with severe ADD like an 80's yuppie cokehead. The other a flakey aging-hipster who sez kratom got her off opioids. (But really she does both). The flakey one has grandiose ideas about elderly dad giving up the apartment & moving in with her (so she can stop paying 1/3 of parents' rent & instead demand $ from the other 2 sisters). Plus renting out the apartment as Air B&B. (Which I have been drafted to run, in her mind.) Plus, whenever hospital staff stop by old mom's room-- flakey one blathers about herself & all her made-up ailments... and all her very-real knowledge of various painkillers. I silently wonder if she's ruining her mother's chance of being prescribed strong drugs. Will the staff be worried that daughter will steal the pills?

The day grew long. Back at home, I looked at the promo-event-job internal strategy documents. Realized the design of the thing is wide-open... as long as I meet their vague checklist of elements... I'm free to be a frickin Artiste... & design a weird artsy interior space for the event. Like I'm Warhol or Banksy or... Kanye! I'm intimidated by the opportunity. But maybe I should devote my attention to the trump racewar news instead.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6108

by Service Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Bhurzum wrote:


Fucking ridiculous! How dare this ofay cavecunt suggest slavery ever ended!

(until the whitepology.)

p.s. Black people must love dogs because they wish they were white.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6107

by Service Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:57 pm

Keating wrote: Whitepology
Well... I'm glad we finally sorted that out! REPARATIONS ACCOMPLISHED! Let us never speak of that past unpleasantness again. High five!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6106

by Keating » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6105

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:04 pm

OZ - routinely.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6104

by Service Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Service Dog wrote: Just kidding. She's Symbionese
BPE
Fuck. I wuz joking around... but I was RIGHT...
"Symbionese" concept
In his manifesto "Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program", Donald DeFreeze wrote, "The name 'symbionese' is taken from the word symbiosis and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body."[1] The political symbiosis DeFreeze describes means the unity of all left-wing struggles, feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and others. DeFreeze wanted all races, genders, and ages to fight together in a left-wing united front, and to live together peacefully.[2]
....

The SLA formed as a result of the prison visitation programs of the radical left-wing group Venceremos Organization and a group known as the Black Cultural Association in Soledad prison.
....
The 1976 film Network features a Maoist insurgent group, the Ecumenical Liberation Army. Although the film distinguishes it from the SLA, it is plainly a parody of the group and its relationship with the television business.[40][41] Over the course of the film, the ELA kidnaps an heiress and reeducates her into the group, robs a bank, and negotiates with the titular network for its own prime-time program, The Mao Tse-Tung Hour.
https://www.financialsamurai.com/wp-con ... 01/aoc.png

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6103

by free thoughtpolice » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:31 pm

Kiwi in Oz wrote:
But you've got to watch out for the bears (apparently)
The facts are that even though Vancouver Island has more Black Bears per acre, it is even more true about Cougars.
I per4sonally find then more predatory than bears. :rimshot:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6102

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Driftless wrote:
Driftless wrote:
Bhurzum wrote:

I own dogs because I miss owning slaves.

Even though I've never owned slaves.

Wait, what?
White people are genetically predisposed to owning slaves?
Literally the master race.
When did you hear of slave owners:

1) Lifting a steaming mound of freshly dumped shit after the slave, whilst maintaining eye contact, grunted it out onto the floor?

2) Fighting off slaves who constantly try to hump his leg?

3) Nearly freeze to death because the slaves steal the quilt off the bed in the middle of the night even though the slave owner has made it abundantly clear the bedroom is out of bounds?

4) Constantly has to wash the quilt cover(s) because - see 3) above?

5) Has to guard his plate because the slaves don't understand what "gerroff my food, y'buggers" means?

I could go on but I need to go outside and grab some fresh air. The slaves, currently stretched out in front of the fire, have been farting all night and the fumes are making me light headed.

Slaves?

I'm doing it wrong.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6101

by Driftless » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:15 pm

Driftless wrote:
Bhurzum wrote:

I own dogs because I miss owning slaves.

Even though I've never owned slaves.

Wait, what?
White people are genetically predisposed to owning slaves?
Literally the master race.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6100

by Driftless » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:14 pm

Bhurzum wrote:

I own dogs because I miss owning slaves.

Even though I've never owned slaves.

Wait, what?
White people are genetically predisposed to owning slaves?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6099

by KiwiInOz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Bhurzum wrote:

I own dogs because I miss owning slaves.

Even though I've never owned slaves.

Wait, what?
Cats have slaves.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6098

by KiwiInOz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:59 pm

InfraRedBucket wrote:

Shouldn't that be Roots Mon.
BPE level spliff.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6097

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Bhurzum wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Wow, now I have half as many fans as Dr. Richard Carrier, PhD!
But nowhere near as many girlfriends.
So many fine ones!

amanda_the_hutt.jpg
The file name...lol!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6096

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 pm

Bhurzum wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Wow, now I have half as many fans as Dr. Richard Carrier, PhD!
But nowhere near as many girlfriends.
So many fine ones!
amanda_the_hutt.jpg
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6095

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:10 pm



I own dogs because I miss owning slaves.

Even though I've never owned slaves.

Wait, what?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6094

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:40 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Wow, now I have half as many fans as Dr. Richard Carrier, PhD!
But nowhere near as many girlfriends.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6093

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:15 pm

Guest_c04ee1e2 wrote: I'd like to apologise to the pyt and to Matt in particular for my recent outburst. I had interjected a simple question without disclosing that the problem of the faked hoo-ha was layered in a defamation that had already been going on for an entire year of criminal trial and I finally had a chance to understand why my neighbors had turned against me. My skin was very raw, and I treated Matt's decently-natured comments as an excuse to conjure a weak flame in Matt's general direction, and the feeling was good, and I appreciate Matt's restraint and prescription of Midol and water. I'm actually one of his biggest fans.
No polly loggy needed, brat.

Wow, now I have half as many fans as Dr. Richard Carrier, PhD!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6092

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm

Guest_c04ee1e2 wrote: I'd like to apologise to the pyt and to Matt in particular for my recent outburst. I had interjected a simple question without disclosing that the problem of the faked hoo-ha was layered in a defamation that had already been going on for an entire year of criminal trial and I finally had a chance to understand why my neighbors had turned against me. My skin was very raw, and I treated Matt's decently-natured comments as an excuse to conjure a weak flame in Matt's general direction, and the feeling was good, and I appreciate Matt's restraint and prescription of Midol and water. I'm actually one of his biggest fans.
No polly loggy needed, brat.

Wow, now I have half as many fans as Dr. Richard Carrier, PhD!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6091

by Guest_c04ee1e2 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:25 am

I'd like to apologise to the pyt and to Matt in particular for my recent outburst. I had interjected a simple question without disclosing that the problem of the faked hoo-ha was layered in a defamation that had already been going on for an entire year of criminal trial and I finally had a chance to understand why my neighbors had turned against me. My skin was very raw, and I treated Matt's decently-natured comments as an excuse to conjure a weak flame in Matt's general direction, and the feeling was good, and I appreciate Matt's restraint and prescription of Midol and water. I'm actually one of his biggest fans.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6090

by Driftless » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am

John D wrote: Peter Thiel is a pretty smart dood. He makes an interesting point here. Google has a "Manhattan Project" for AI working with the Chinese.

I'm sure multiple governments have agents inside tech companies. They hire whoever they can get and a large percentage of engineering staff are foreign born. So it would be easy to have an agent get a job or find someone already employed to pay off. I doubt they have strong controls over data access, so it is probably not too hard to access data from the inside.

A better way is to have people at the western company's offices in China. Here is what I think Hauwei does: let the western companies hire new college graduates and train them (while they learn the western company's technology) and then hire them after a few years. I know of one case, and I'm sure there are many others.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6089

by John D » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:31 am

Peter Thiel is a pretty smart dood. He makes an interesting point here. Google has a "Manhattan Project" for AI working with the Chinese.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6088

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:27 am

Service Dog wrote: Just kidding. She's Symbionese
BPE

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6087

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 am

Lsuoma wrote: We land at LHR at 7.10 on Thursday, have a seven-hour layover (we'll pop into town), then hoots mon, it's off tae Inverness, where my sister and her husband run a hotel in the Cairngorms NP.
I meant to say, if you get the chance, take a wee trip to the Ptarmigan restaurant:

https://visitcairngorms.com/dbeatdrinks ... n/180.html

Even though it's currently closed for the season (see website), there are some very scenic (and easy-going) trails up to and around the area. I used to run MLT courses up there - Mountain Leader Training (teaching experienced climbers how to plan/conduct minor expeditions with groups of chimps in tow) - it's a very beautiful part of the country and you'll not regret spending a day there. Obviously, you'll want to prepare for the trip - plenty of hydration, warm clothes, waterproofs (it's Scotland - "soaking" is the default state) and a coms-plan just in case you have an ackie-dent.

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/a54a ... cd~mv2.jpg

Also worth a visit - Aviemore. However, be warned, it's pretty expensive (tourism and all that) but has a few nice venues for shopping, eating and grabbing a refreshing hangover. There used to be an excellent little inn on the outskirts, I think it was called "The Salmon Leap" (can't find an online footprint), you could sit out on the back balcony and eat/drink whilst watching dirty great salmon trying to hoof themselves up a little waterfall ten feet from your table. It'll be sad if the place is gone/closed.

https://www.easyjet.com/en/holidays/sha ... otland.jpg

Anyhoo, hope you have a braw time, don't get too drunk and that the midges don't chomp yir airse! I'd scoot up there and buy you a dram but I'm snowed under at the moment plus I'm not sure you'd want to be seen in public with a hulking fascist knuckle-dragger. :P

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6086

by Driftless » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:00 am

jugheadnaut wrote:
Driftless wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The SJWs are misbehavin' at WEIT, and Coyne is swatting them:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... nt-1750749
It's all very interesting. Slate just published an article saying that the four congresswomen are "sensible, mainstream centrists":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... tream.html

Polling proves it!

So there are two opposite stories:

1) Trump is attacking four sensible, mainstream centrists that everyone agrees with, costing him votes.

2) Trump is making the Democrats synonymous with four unpopular left-wing extremists, costing them votes.

I'm always surprised at the number of commenters are Jerry's who believe in story #1.

I think the reality is closer to #2 because most journalists exist in a small bubble of people who believe #1.
Given that Slate's writing staff is largely composed of hard left authors who consider themselves to be pragmatic centrists, their argument is unsurprising. Over the last 4-5 years they've gone from being my go-to center-left opinion journalism source to the loony left cornfield alongside the likes of Salon, HuffPo, and Vox. I think it dates to the beginning of the rise of identity politics, rather than anything to do with the 2016 election. Concomitantly, their writing staff has become very disproportionately LGBT, which is a reflection of where their ideological hiring priorities lie.
Yeah, I have read Slate since it started. It has slowly moved left, although they think everyone else has moved right. The UVA rape case era was where I started reading the comments for laughs. I think the issue with Slate and with journalism in general is that the cheapest writers tend to be young women in New York or San Francisco. The funny thing is that no one can live on the salary that online places pay so they either have rich parents or a rich boyfriend/husband. But it is a bubble. So they think they are in the majority because "everyone they know" agrees with them, not realizing that they are part of a very small slice of the population.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6085

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:15 am

InfraRedBucket wrote:

Shouldn't that be Roots Mon.
"My name is Kunta Kinte!"

(sound of haggis bouncing off head)

"Naw it isnae, yir name's Angus McGlumpher!"


I'll smoke a turd in hell for that one... :(

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6084

by InfraRedBucket » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:50 am


Shouldn't that be Roots Mon.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6083

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:31 am

KiwiInOz wrote: But you've got to watch out for the bears (apparently)
That's ok, I'll wear a MAGA hat and obtain some free bear mace.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6082

by Bhurzum » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 am

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6081

by KiwiInOz » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:37 pm

Bhurzum wrote:
free thoughtpolice wrote: Bhurzum wrote:
The scenery is breathtaking. I'd love to hike around the area and soak up some of the green.
Vancouver Island is loaded with beautiful scenery and greenery. You could live a long life and hike a different trail or fish a different spot every day for a lifetime. I can't think of anywhere in the world I'd rather live.
If you google images for Strathcona provincial park or Pacific Rim National Park you can get a glance of what I mean.
Paradise!

snip

It's stunning during the warmer months but I'm a cold weather freak - some of the winter pictures are really making my feet itch!

snip

That steel-grey sky is simply beautiful. Nothing compares to a biting wind, snow underfoot and clean/crisp air. Not joking, if I didn't have my family ties here, I'd up-sticks right now.
But you've got to watch out for the bears (apparently)

https://media.timeout.com/images/100446 ... /image.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6080

by KiwiInOz » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm

InfraRedBucket wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:04 am
Muslim footballer Franck Ribery gets a soaking from his Bayern Munich team mates who drench him in beer during title celebrations
Frenchman, 30, had large glass of beer poured over his head
Footage of him running away from players trying to soak him went viral
Fans said he would be 'p******' off' because alcohol is against his religion
Wowser. They're only prohibited from drinking the stuff.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6079

by Service Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:47 pm

AOC was jewish in front of the jewish audience...

nytimes:
The announcement seemed to delight the Queens synagogue celebrating Hanukkah, according to video of the event. Amid laughter, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez replied to someone in the crowd. “He’s like: ‘I told you! I knew it! I sensed it!”
And black down south...


and "decendants of native people"...


but seriously folks she's mexican because they don't know the difference between toilets and sinks and garbage disposals :rimshot:

Just kidding. She's Symbionese

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6078

by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:20 pm

Wow that Ayanna Pressley is a major league biatch.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6077

by SM1957 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:14 pm

Is everybody absolutely certain that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is black?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6076

by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:13 pm

And this is why trump will be reelected:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ource=feed

The Ken Fucking Kucek's of the world commandeering the Democratic Party.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6075

by Service Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6074

by jugheadnaut » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:43 pm

Driftless wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The SJWs are misbehavin' at WEIT, and Coyne is swatting them:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... nt-1750749
It's all very interesting. Slate just published an article saying that the four congresswomen are "sensible, mainstream centrists":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... tream.html

Polling proves it!

So there are two opposite stories:

1) Trump is attacking four sensible, mainstream centrists that everyone agrees with, costing him votes.

2) Trump is making the Democrats synonymous with four unpopular left-wing extremists, costing them votes.

I'm always surprised at the number of commenters are Jerry's who believe in story #1.

I think the reality is closer to #2 because most journalists exist in a small bubble of people who believe #1.
Given that Slate's writing staff is largely composed of hard left authors who consider themselves to be pragmatic centrists, their argument is unsurprising. Over the last 4-5 years they've gone from being my go-to center-left opinion journalism source to the loony left cornfield alongside the likes of Salon, HuffPo, and Vox. I think it dates to the beginning of the rise of identity politics, rather than anything to do with the 2016 election. Concomitantly, their writing staff has become very disproportionately LGBT, which is a reflection of where their ideological hiring priorities lie.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6073

by Keating » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 pm

Don't forget your knife license.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6072

by Lsuoma » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:37 pm

Well, me and Mrs L are heading back to the UK on Weds, first time in five years for me. We land at LHR at 7.10 on Thursday, have a seven-hour layover (we'll pop into town), then hoots mon, it's off tae Inverness, where my sister and her husband run a hotel in the Cairngorms NP.

Back to London for a few days, to a VRBO in Hampstead, then out to Essex where my oldest buddy - I've known him since '71 - is getting married for the first time two months before his 60th.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6071

by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Phil_Giordana_FCD wrote: Loved the Thirteenth Warrior. Michael Crichton. I really enjoyed Ahmad learning the language.
That extended scene, where the conversation gradually turns understandable word-by-word, is sheer genius..

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#6070

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:33 pm

Driftless wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The SJWs are misbehavin' at WEIT, and Coyne is swatting them:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... nt-1750749
It's all very interesting. Slate just published an article saying that the four congresswomen are "sensible, mainstream centrists":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... tream.html

Polling proves it!

So there are two opposite stories:

1) Trump is attacking four sensible, mainstream centrists that everyone agrees with, costing him votes.

2) Trump is making the Democrats synonymous with four unpopular left-wing extremists, costing them votes.

I'm always surprised at the number of commenters are Jerry's who believe in story #1.

I think the reality is closer to #2 because most journalists exist in a small bubble of people who believe #1.
WEIT is largely populated by left wing edgicated types and they are often of the sort quite impressed with their own superior understanding of the political world. Doesn't often occur to them that the plebs may actually have a better grasp of their own interests than academics or that a coarse bruiser like Trump may have better instincts on how to handle the likes of the Chinese and Russians than them. They also tend to assume the worst of people not like them politically, rather ironically. I love the way Trump's tweets have been distilled down to "darkies go home" when the thrust of his Tweets was more about pointing out the hatred of certain people for the US.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:35 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: Bhurzum wrote:
The scenery is breathtaking. I'd love to hike around the area and soak up some of the green.
Vancouver Island is loaded with beautiful scenery and greenery. You could live a long life and hike a different trail or fish a different spot every day for a lifetime. I can't think of anywhere in the world I'd rather live.
If you google images for Strathcona provincial park or Pacific Rim National Park you can get a glance of what I mean.
Paradise!

https://d2vwtsj9ucb3ii.cloudfront.net/a ... 4_n_v1.jpg

It's stunning during the warmer months but I'm a cold weather freak - some of the winter pictures are really making my feet itch!

https://www.pictorem.com/collection/900 ... ighRes.jpg

That steel-grey sky is simply beautiful. Nothing compares to a biting wind, snow underfoot and clean/crisp air. Not joking, if I didn't have my family ties here, I'd up-sticks right now.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Bhurzum wrote:
The scenery is breathtaking. I'd love to hike around the area and soak up some of the green.
Vancouver Island is loaded with beautiful scenery and greenery. You could live a long life and hike a different trail or fish a different spot every day for a lifetime. I can't think of anywhere in the world I'd rather live.
If you google images for Strathcona provincial park or Pacific Rim National Park you can get a glance of what I mean.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The SJWs are misbehavin' at WEIT, and Coyne is swatting them:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... nt-1750749
It's all very interesting. Slate just published an article saying that the four congresswomen are "sensible, mainstream centrists":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... tream.html

Polling proves it!

So there are two opposite stories:

1) Trump is attacking four sensible, mainstream centrists that everyone agrees with, costing him votes.

2) Trump is making the Democrats synonymous with four unpopular left-wing extremists, costing them votes.

I'm always surprised at the number of commenters are Jerry's who believe in story #1.

I think the reality is closer to #2 because most journalists exist in a small bubble of people who believe #1.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:45 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: The movie was filmed near here. The cannibal cave in the canyon below Elk Falls on the Campbell River. The viking village was in some logging slash next to Johnstone Strait.
The scenery is breathtaking. I'd love to hike around the area and soak up some of the green.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:42 pm

Phil_Giordana_FCD wrote: Loved the Thirteenth Warrior. Michael Crichton. I really enjoyed Ahmad learning the language.
"My mother was a pure woman from a noble family and I at least know who my father is, you pig eating son of a whore."

Top insult, right there.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Phil_Giordana_FCD » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Loved the Thirteenth Warrior. Michael Crichton. I really enjoyed Ahmad learning the language.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 pm

The SJWs are misbehavin' at WEIT, and Coyne is swatting them:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... nt-1750749

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:33 pm

This may not have been the best mental health move, but after an afternoon of random samplings from the Paul Joseph Watson catalogue on YouTube, I haven't found a lot to disagree with. He points out problems in a way that could only be called 'racist' by those who disagree politically. Much of the commentary is the same down-to-earth common sense I hear from my wife's war stories as she comes home from work each evening as a child psychiatrist (it seems most of her advice is on sensible diet and getting enough sleep, most of the rest is not living on your phone, and a little bit is extremely esoteric drug adjustments for psychotic disorders etc). I've taken to 'liking' all his videos just to annoy our lizard-men overlords* at Google.

*Seems to me the best part of the flat-earthers' beliefs is it maximises the space available for undiscovered underground overlord societies!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:59 am

Bhurzum wrote:
Loved the book (Eaters of the dead) - movie is not bad.




Buliwyf, the stoic leader of the norsemen, is one of my favourite characters in all of fiction - well, if it counts as fiction.
The movie was filmed near here. The cannibal cave in the canyon below Elk Falls on the Campbell River. The viking village was in some logging slash next to Johnstone Strait.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by mike150160 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:58 am

Bhurzum wrote: Eaters of the dead
I fuckin' love you!! I never knew the it was a film of a book. Ordered

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am

Loved the book (Eaters of the dead) - movie is not bad.

Buliwyf, the stoic leader of the norsemen, is one of my favourite characters in all of fiction - well, if it counts as fiction.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:05 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: * Not in the same way Bhurzum wants to be behind her.


Hells yeah! I'd even take her down the boozer and introduce her to me mates.

(that's not slang for something pervy!)

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