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Man, it is hard to get most people involved in academia to discuss this. I have had a few brief, civilized exchanges with "friends of friends" on Facebook about this subject. Lucky that they were civilized, I know. They seemed ready to bowl me over with the amazing new concept of "white privilege", which totally dominated their thinking. With the zeal of ardent advocates, they seemed interested in my views at first. Then they seemed to go silent in face of examples like some Malkin gave. Wish it were easier to keep them engaged and inspire a little curiosity about their dogma.

Got any ideas for me?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:02 AM




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1 Chic" Like a little chicken?

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 11:06 AM (8ikIW)

2 Who posted this? I don't see a name.

Posted by: HH at August 06, 2016 11:06 AM (DrCtv)

3 Hello?

Posted by: Lurking Cloak Back On at August 06, 2016 11:06 AM (TKhTf)

4 KT here. I'll fix it.

Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 11:06 AM (qahv/)

5 Oh, OK. Figured it was probably you.

Posted by: HH at August 06, 2016 11:08 AM (DrCtv)

6 Ideas?

Not in any civil language.

Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 11:09 AM (x9c8r)

7 Mid-Day?

Ace won't even stir from his slumber for another 2 hours.

Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:09 AM (TjcfH)

8 Society is driven by the Lowest Common Pussy Denominator.

Posted by: Clint Eastwood at August 06, 2016 11:10 AM (3b9U4)

9 From the downstairs thread.

Re: Ginny Thrasher, the Olympian who just won the Air Rifle competition.

She was born in Rome, NY. Her father was career Air Force, and she began shooting in high school, after a hunting trip with her father and brothers.
She graduated from high school in Virginia and after being recruited by numerous NCAA colleges with shooting teams, chose WVU because it is a perennial powerhouse in the shooting sports.

She is not a native WV.

http://content.yudu.com/web/y5b2/0A1zosy/May2016Q2Mag/flash/resources/48.htm

Posted by: Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:09 AM (Vee9K)

Posted by: Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:11 AM (Vee9K)

10 In a word: Special snowflakes.

Posted by: huerfano at August 06, 2016 11:12 AM (jkkMG)

11 Got any ideas for me?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:02 AM


No. When confronted by profound ignorance, a one that is convinced of its rightness, the result will be blood. Nothing less than blood.


Honestly, I cannot imagine an alternative.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:12 AM (Pz4pT)

12 I see it's one of those "Open Bloggers" that Hitler wasn't terribly fond of.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 11:13 AM (sdi6R)

13 The left is the mother of unintended consequence actions, and their support of identity fluidity will make the Tower of Babel look like a sand castle.

Posted by: Patrick Henry at August 06, 2016 11:14 AM (YvXar)

14 I think the term "adore" is not quite right.

People cling to their views and technology, but they don't adore them. They are certainly attracted to them. But most people are miserable.

It's hard to feel too superior about it, as life is pretty brutal.

Posted by: Max Power at August 06, 2016 11:14 AM (QCc6B)

15 "I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant," Dario Guerrero bragged in The Washington Post last fall. "They gave me a full scholarship."

We call it Arab Spring street cred.

Posted by: Harvard Admissions at August 06, 2016 11:14 AM (Tyii7)

16 Give every applicant a DNA test.

Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 11:14 AM (x9c8r)

17 I know people are getting worried about this election, and I still don't know how it's going to turn out, but Trump was a less than ideal "solution," and it may very well be true that America doesn't WANT a solution.

And so... on this happy Saturday, I see pain and misery coming. And so does everybody else who has a sufficient number of working brain cells. Whether we articulate it or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:15 AM (Pz4pT)

18 KT, ask them how they can be empowered by fixating on their powerlessness. It always seems these people are seeking validation (and remuneration) from outside authorities.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 11:16 AM (jR7Wy)

19 Pavlov is not just for dogs. With people it applies also.

There is an old science fiction short story, stumbled across in a second hand story, called "But I Don't Think!" where slavery is practiced in space. The slave crew member is maliciously dumped on a world. So he schemes to travel across space to rejoin his ship even pretending to be a free person. He gets back to the ship where he is welcomed back before being tortured. And he is happy about the punishment because he is home.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 11:16 AM (fS22B)

20 Got any ideas for me?

...

Support TEXIT.

Or any other similar movement.

Posted by: artist at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (TwnkX)

21 Youngest kidlet just got her FOID (Firearms Owners ID) card and she is trying to get other friends to try out local ranges. I am apparently the only bad parent who got the notarized signature approving her application (under 21). My only warning was that she should try different types and brands to find out what she was most comfortable and accurate using. Baby is counting the days until she gets to Peoria and can attend 'Ladies Nights' at local ranges. So, big thank you to Jen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

22 See it all the time in schools. The inability to rationally use a simple appliance like a calculator is rampant. The dysfunction typically surfaces in the ability to think in context and for content.

Is 12.7e10 even close to 6e5/5.2e7? Sigfigs Hahahahaha

Reliance on the appliance for 2*3.5?

Answers are for people who don't know any better. Results are for those that think and then know.

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (T/sbU)

23 KT, I saw this question posed yesterday, and it is relevant to your inquiry --

Have you ever, after laying out facts and figures and examples on some socio-political issue, gotten someone to say "I was wrong. I've changed my opinion."?

It's not merely hard to do, it's nearer to impossible.

Socialism will work. It has to. It just hasn't been done with the right leaders in charge yet.

And so it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (gyKtp)

24 Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:11 AM

Cool!

Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (qahv/)

25 Can you imagine what the skill level of an M.D. will be a decade from now? Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr, Howard.

Posted by: Harvard Admissions at August 06, 2016 11:19 AM (Tyii7)

26 I think the term "adore" is not quite right.

People cling to their views and technology, but they don't adore them. They are certainly attracted to them. But most people are miserable.

It's hard to feel too superior about it, as life is pretty brutal.
Posted by: Max Power at August 06, 2016 11:14 AM (QCc6B)


I don't mind the term, adore. I think it can be apt. There is a certain blind worship that seems to attach to the latest things to come along. Latest things of all sorts, both good and bad.


Like reeds bending and bowing in the breezes, neither committing this way or that, just being pushed and pulled in whatever direct the latest to come along is going.


Adoration is not the same as love. It may very well be shallow, meaningless, ultimately nothing.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:20 AM (Pz4pT)

27 Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 11:13 AM (sdi6R)

Lol

Posted by: F.N.G. at August 06, 2016 11:20 AM (kiSdp)

28 All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 11:16 AM

I like it!. But the folks with whom I have corresponded are mostly people who feel like they must abase themselves because others are not empowered.

Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 11:21 AM (qahv/)

29 Assimilation Blues- a limerick for the oppressors


The grievance mongers are pushy
Effusive with bullshit, they're gushy
Special snowflakes we've got
In our big melting pot
The result? A diversity Slushie!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:22 AM (wPiJc)

30 To paraphrase Dash, "If everybody is special, then everyone will seek to be extra special."

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 11:22 AM (fS22B)

31 "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr, Howard. "


Specialists, eh?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 11:22 AM (ptqRm)

32 From the downstairs thread.
Re: Ginny Thrasher, the Olympian who just won the Air Rifle competition.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:11 AM (Vee9K)

She beat two commie chinawomen. Obama probably has a sad.

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 11:22 AM (hgwL9)

33 A bastardized extension of Mooer's law concerning information sciences...
In the presence of an over abundance of information, contradictory or not, people default to what FEELS like correct result is...their gut...

Mooer's law NOT Moore's law...

Ambient Findability

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 06, 2016 11:23 AM (T/sbU)

34
In a word: Special snowflakes.
Posted by: huerfano at August 06, 2016 11:12 AM (jkkMG)
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I propose the Victolympics. Alternate spelling Victilympics.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 11:25 AM (5o5ek)

35 The lowest common denominator has always been a noble ambition.

Posted by: Harvard Admissions at August 06, 2016 11:25 AM (Tyii7)

36 @ Seamus ......

I've got a couple of rather pun-ishing JPG images you might enjoy. My email is in my nic, if you want me to send 'em to you?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 11:26 AM (v5iqM)

37
Ginny Thrasher, the Olympian who just won the Air Rifle competition.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:11 AM (Vee9K)

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Americans with guns are winnahs. Awesome!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 11:26 AM (5o5ek)

38 >>Got any ideas for me?


5 Minute Abs

Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:27 AM (TjcfH)

39 "Got any ideas for me?"

Sure do. Get off of Facebook and away from those people.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2016 11:27 AM (noWW6)

40
But the folks with whom I have corresponded are mostly people who feel like they must abase themselves because others are not empowered.
Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 11:21 AM


Shun the doofus!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 06, 2016 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

41 Fuck "diversity." It's all grievance-mongering racialist divisive bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:28 AM (ywNoU)

42 In a word: Special snowflakes.

Posted by: huerfano at August 06, 2016 11:12 AM (jkkMG)

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I propose the Victolympics. Alternate spelling Victilympics.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 11:25 AM (5o5ek)
=====I think the 'm' has to be in there somewhere -- Victimlympics.
Of course, Special Olympics already exists. Maybe they are not 'special' enough politically.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 11:28 AM (MIKMs)

43
38 >>Got any ideas for me?


5 Minute Abs
Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:27 AM (TjcfH)

No. NOOO!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:29 AM (ywNoU)

44 Eli Whitney invented the Ginny Thrasher.

Posted by: true history at August 06, 2016 11:30 AM (MD1dD)

45 I this is sort of a don't hate the player hate the game thing. If you know there is an opportunity to benefit from this stuff, you take it. Besides is it any more stupid to accepta student because he's black compared to getting a full ride because he can throw a football or dunk a basketball? Sports scholarships to me are the most absurd things for a university.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (s6X53)

46
For some reason, The 100th Monkey popped into my mind this a.m. in the context of SJW's.

For those who may not be familiar with it The 100th Monkey posits that certain behaviors (or beliefs) will spread widely throughout a society if only a certain critical number of individuals adapt that behavior.

Was a popular meme in the '80s among hippies and self-help guru types. The irony of the fact that they self-identified with monkeys was lost on them. The other irony is that the value of the particular behavior shared by monkeys was not rigorously questioned (sweet potato washing = good, poo flinging = bad).


Maybe there's some of that mindset at play with the current social media fads in regard to white privilege, etc.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (wPiJc)

47
My suggestion is to smile sweetly and then kick the commie cocksuckers in the junk.

You see, you'll never change their mind. Laying out the argument and the evidence is just wasted effort. So all there is left is to get some joy out of watching them writhe on the ground in pain.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (LuZz8)

48 It sounds like the purpose of this "white privilege" stuff is to make people believe they deserve it when they are herded into the camps. They'll be less likely to resist.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (sdi6R)

49 The actual article which KT linked to is really worth reading.



Unfortunately,the only thing I can come up with is an intentional "A House Divided Can Not Stand"



Something is steering this country towards self-caused weakening and disaster.


And not by accident.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (ptqRm)

50 I've told this story before, but it seems appropriate once again:

A friend of mine houses exchange students from Europe. Friend is a strong Christian and a firearms enthusiast, so the ignorant students who live with him get a strong dose of evangelism and also, he takes him out to a local gun range for a day of shooting. Don't know about the evangelism, but the trips out to the range are generally well-received; everybody has a good time.

One time after a day on the range, where a couple of Spanish students got to see American "gun culture" up close and personal, met a number of shooters, saw a variety of weapons being fired, and saw the obvious camaraderie of the range, one of them remarked to my friend: "now I see why Americans don't lose wars."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:32 AM (VL6nX)

51 Are we doing limericks now?

Fi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ine.



Unthinking is really quite groovy

When you get history from a movie

To fan your aggression

Just scream out oppression

Then go back to your dreaming of boobies.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 11:32 AM (HGtd0)

52 Got any ideas for me?

Carpet bomb from their perimeter in towards the middle, then send in ground troops to finish off any resistance.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 06, 2016 11:33 AM (T/cxb)

53 Wait! I've got it!


4 Minute Abs!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:33 AM (wPiJc)

54 Boy, Huxley looks like he would've fit right in with the Nazi regime, huh?

Bet he would have looked just Faaabulous! in an SS uniform.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (Saqzi)

55 Carpet bomb from their perimeter in towards the middle, then send in ground troops to finish off any resistance.

There's only one way to be sure.

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (MD1dD)

56 Ace won't even stir from his slumber for another 2 hours.
Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:09 AM (TjcfH)


Ace's hobo that he captured last night is fully awake but unable to move from the paralyzing Ewok dart that brought him down. The hobo trembles as he ponders his terrible fate.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (nvMvs)

57 54 Boy, Huxley looks like he would've fit right in with the Nazi regime, huh?

Bet he would have looked just Faaabulous! in an SS uniform.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (Saqzi)

I think it was a warning, not advocacy.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (ywNoU)

58 Our girls shoot better than your girls! Than your boys too!

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 06, 2016 11:35 AM (T/sbU)

59 There is an old cliche; "you can't argue people out of an idea using logic that they did not arrive at by logic. So don't even try. But most of all remember; social media is not your friend.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 06, 2016 11:35 AM (mpXpK)

60
one of them remarked to my friend: "now I see why Americans don't lose wars."
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:32 AM


Or at least "didn't used to lose."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 06, 2016 11:36 AM (IqV8l)

61 Sports scholarships to me are the most absurd things for a university.
Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (s6X53)


It's something of an old answer to a problem with two very different goals. Namely, how we get guys who are going to be pro athletes the skills they'll need at the next level, while at the same time giving guys who will never be pro athletes the education they desire.


The schools aren't going to stop pretending there are two different tracts at work here, because their bottom line depends on it, but the right answer of course is to stop pretending the guys who aren't scholars, are.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:37 AM (Pz4pT)

62 We hold this stuff to be evident, that all persons other than white males are created collective; that they are enabled by their victimhood with certain inevitable privileges; that among these are food, housing, and the pursuit of grievances. -- That to secure these reparations, Governments are manipulated by progressives, deriving their justifying powers from the complaints of the aggrieved, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes inadequately responsive to these demands, it is the purpose of the elite to whine and wheedle, and to force new Government regulation, laying its foundation on such ideas and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their getting whatever they want....

Posted by: mindful webworker - declaration of dependence at August 06, 2016 11:37 AM (pREVk)

63 49
Something is steering this country towards self-caused weakening and disaster.

And not by accident.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (ptqRm)


Not only this country, but Europe too. See this article at Gates of Vienna:

http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/08/malice-or-stupidity-you-decide/

This is happening throughout the West. It's simply not possible that all Western leaders are equally stupid and short-sighted.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 11:39 AM (sdi6R)

64 Re: Ginny Thrasher

Pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering AND beating the filthy Chinese? THAT's a woman!

Posted by: t-bird at August 06, 2016 11:39 AM (w/iDp)

65

Fake, but superior.

Audacity. That's all it takes. If anyone challenges you, jump down their throat. They won't do it a second time. If you can't do it alone, bring friends.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 11:39 AM (4MiJd)

66 Consequentialists make Tolls of us, all.

Posted by: iKant at August 06, 2016 11:39 AM (TjcfH)

67 "We hold this stuff to be evident, that all persons other than white males are created collective; that they are enabled by their victimhood with certain inevitable privileges; that among these are food, housing, and the pursuit of grievances. -- That to secure these reparations, Governments are manipulated by progressives, deriving their justifying powers from the complaints of the aggrieved, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes inadequately responsive to these demands, it is the purpose of the elite to whine and wheedle, and to force new Government regulation, laying its foundation on such ideas and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their getting whatever they want...."



We approve this message

Posted by: BLM at August 06, 2016 11:39 AM (ptqRm)

68 @62 mw-


*****


Heh! Nicely done!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:40 AM (wPiJc)

69 dammit, tools, not tolls...though they like those, too.

Posted by: iKant at August 06, 2016 11:40 AM (TjcfH)

70 Got any ideas for me?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:02 AM

Yeah. Quit wasting your time on them.

Go read a book, or start/keep prepping for what's coming. Leave the scum to wallow in their shit. Their time is coming.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 11:40 AM (Idu2i)

71 Boy, Huxley looks like he would've fit right in with the Nazi regime, huh?

Bet he would have looked just Faaabulous! in an SS uniform.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (Saqzi)

I think it was a warning, not advocacy.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (ywNoU)



Huxley was pretty much a genius in foreseeing "soft oppression".

That seems to be the phase we're in right now-

"soft oppression" where you're rewarded for falling in line no matter how stupid the order/idea is

as in "White Privilege".

But, as we've seen (ala BLM), the Left can never wait to get to the Orwellian part of oppression-

the "boot stamping on a human face forever" part,

cause that's the fun part.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 11:41 AM (HGtd0)

72 Gonna watch sports all day. You serfs stay in line.

Posted by: POTUS at August 06, 2016 11:41 AM (gwG9s)

73 >>Got any ideas for me?


Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.

Posted by: James Mattis at August 06, 2016 11:42 AM (TjcfH)

74 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

A while back on an ONT you said your dad was a plank owner on the USS Scamp. Did he ever tell you about their propeller that fell off due to a broken shaft in December 1961?

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 11:42 AM (hgwL9)

75
keep them engaged and inspire a little curiosity about their dogma
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Offer to exchange honest answers to One Question each. You could ask: What assumptions -- eventually proved out -- caused any number of the people mentioned at the link (Elizabeth Warren Ward Churchill, Vijay Chokal-Ingam, Rachel Dolezal, Dario Guerrero) to engage in their shams? I don't know what would be better, to pick one shamster or to name a bunch of them.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 11:42 AM (5o5ek)

76 Got any ideas for me?
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Emotions. You have to seize them by their emotions. Find their emotional motivators and squeeze them. If it's drugs, give them drugs. If it's sex, give them sex. If it's money give them money and make slaves of them

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 11:43 AM (4MiJd)

77 What are they sacrificing to atone for their whiteness, or are they just wearing an emotional crown of thorns.

Posted by: Javems at August 06, 2016 11:43 AM (yOqwj)

78 "This is happening throughout the West. It's simply not possible that all Western leaders are equally stupid and short-sighted."

So, we have an as-yet unidentified force or entity, with a goal of weakening western civilization?


I honestly do believe that there is.

A culture in motion tends to remain in motion in the original direction of travel.

A deviation in direction indicates a force is acting upon it.
It may be economic, religious, culture, or whatever.
But a change is only caused by a force.

How much tinfoil you can afford determines what you identify as the force or entity.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (ptqRm)

79 Back in the olden days schools had sports. But those sports were played by regular students who also happened to be good athletes. Yeah it didn't make schools gazillions of dollars every year. But it also didn't make a farce out of the term "student" athlete.

And ok football makes money. But what a bout water polo or lacrosse or track? That shit is a money loser and yet thousands and thousands of students gets free ride scholarship for that as well. Sorry but the fact you can run fast shouldn't put you at the front of the line in an academic institution.

And no before any snarks, I wasn't locked in my locker by a football player in high school.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (s6X53)

80
Huxley vs Orwell

https://biblioklept.org/2010/12/14/huxley-vs-orwell-the-webcomic/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (IqV8l)

81 Got any ideas for me?

My wife knows many people like those you describe. She still talks to them. They don't like me much.

I used to encourage her to cut those ties. Then, luckily, my head popped out of my ass. Now I just politely smile when she tells me about "stupid so and so's" latest dumb-ass posting ... and innocently ask if they still live at "such and such place".

And now I have a mental list of all the houses, when shit hits the fan, that I'm going to go "shopping" at first.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (fiGNd)

82 I hope you've figured out by now, that, as hard as it may be for someone older to believe, Academia has as a whole become totally corrupt, to the point where everyone of any consequence who is involved in it understands the corruption and realizes that their only chance of continuing to ride their own personal gravy train is for them to support the corruption as wholeheartedly as they can, and to also diligently work to silence anyone who threatens the corruption.

University professors and administrators are the most corrupt and immoral persons in the world today. They are worse than criminals, they are worse than drug addicts, because those persons probably don't know better. The university professionals know better, but they support the destruction of society because they personally profit from it.

We have reached the point that our very survival may depend on the closing and disbanding of every university in this country, at least for a few years, while some new system is allowed to evolve.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (V2Yro)

83 Something is steering this country towards self-caused weakening and disaster.

And not by accident.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 11:31 AM (ptqRm)



S-

O-

R-O-S

S-

O-

R-O-S

S-

O-

R-O-S

And Soros was his name-o.


Also, anyone attending the Davos meetings. They appear to be leading the push for One World Poverty with them at the top perpetually.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 11:45 AM (HGtd0)

84 Or at least "didn't used to lose."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 06, 2016 11:36 AM (IqV8l)


Right. The story is from 2002 or 2003, before Obama started destroying things.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:45 AM (VL6nX)

85 Seamus Muldoon: Heh! Nicely done!

Thanks. It was fun, in a sad, masochistic sort of way.

Did you see the judges ruling on your limerick in the last thread (#250)?

Posted by: mindful webworker - below the garden at August 06, 2016 11:45 AM (pREVk)

86 In fact, I'd like to rename Sanders supporters The 93 Monkeys



(Not quite critical mass, but getting close)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:46 AM (wPiJc)

87 I once convinced a gal that I was Kevin Costner. You know what, it worked because I believed it.

Posted by: Saul Goodman at August 06, 2016 11:47 AM (aOqpx)

88 It's quite simple the Left believes it is altruistic and compassionate,the Right are a bunch of racist bigots. How do you argue with a totalitarian mind set ?

Posted by: ting hung lo at August 06, 2016 11:47 AM (xZc4z)

89 Americans don't lose wars. Commie cocksucker politicians and their toady generals giving the orders lose wars.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:47 AM (ywNoU)

90 Have you ever, after laying out facts and figures and examples on some socio-political issue, gotten someone to say "I was wrong. I've changed my opinion."?

It's not merely hard to do, it's nearer to impossible.


It is a very hard thing to do.

I was a liberal in my teens and early twenties and didn't become a full conservative until I was around 30. In the circles I ran in, there was tremendous pressure to be a liberal.

In fairness, I was born in 1960, so the liberal positions that I held in, say, 1980 are considered conservative today. It's not so much that I left liberalism, but that liberalism left me.

Most of my formerly liberal friends are now conservatives. I'm not the only one who liberalism left behind.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 06, 2016 11:47 AM (nvMvs)

91 "one of them remarked to my friend: 'now I see why Americans don't lose wars.'"

America doesn't win wars, either. Not these days.

We just get embroiled in them on poorly thought through strategic premises and then stay in them, spending and bleeding to ineffectual result. Because neither victory nor defeat are considered acceptable policy options, and no one is prepared to rethink the faulty premises.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2016 11:48 AM (noWW6)

92 Boy, Huxley looks like he would've fit right in with the Nazi regime, huh?

Bet he would have looked just Faaabulous! in an SS uniform.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (Saqzi)

I think it was a warning, not advocacy.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (ywNoU)


Huxley was pretty much a genius in foreseeing "soft oppression".

That seems to be the phase we're in right now-

"soft oppression" where you're rewarded for falling in line no matter how stupid the order/idea is

as in "White Privilege".

But, as we've seen (ala BLM), the Left can never wait to get to the Orwellian part of oppression-

the "boot stamping on a human face forever" part,

cause that's the fun part.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 11:41 AM (HGtd0)


Yeah, I don't recall any particular political ideology associated with Huxley. While everyone else around him from that time period/social set was dabbling in communism or even fascism, I don't think he ever did.


I could be wrong though. Foppish English writers are not really something I studied at any length.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:48 AM (Pz4pT)

93 Got any ideas for me?



Yes. Great article from the American Thinker that you can blow their collective minds with:


Athlete With No Womb Or Ovaries But Internal Testes Will Compete With Women In Rio


http://tinyurl.com/gqwryuf

Posted by: Joanne at August 06, 2016 11:48 AM (hgBpU)

94
keep them engaged and inspire a little curiosity about their dogma

----------------------

If you want to re-engage them:

Ask them what they want you to do. (Voting doesn't count.) Do they want you to quit your job and insist that you be replaced by a member of the oppressed classes (if so, which one?), turn over the deed to your house to a random Black person, the same for your car, fire a white male in your employment and replace him with a Black female employee? What do they want you to do?

That could restart the conversation.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (5o5ek)

95 Posted by: Jen the original

Thanks for posting that. Really good article for all athletes to read.

Posted by: t-bird at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (w/iDp)

96 The more accurate term for sanders supporters would be Hillary Voters. Polls are showing 90% of them will vote for her. This is why she's leading. She has 90% of Dems, Trump has, at best, 75% of Reps.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (s6X53)

97 I'm not the only one who liberalism left behind.

Milton Friedman discusses this in Capitalism and Freedom. And my experience was similar.

I'd call you and I "Classical Liberals". And we are very much the minority - including around most Republicans.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (fiGNd)

98 Carpet bomb from their perimeter in towards the middle, then send in ground troops to finish off any resistance.

Do not forget concentration of force! Always concentration of force!

Posted by: Zombie Carl von Clausewitz at August 06, 2016 11:51 AM (Tyii7)

99 Did you see the judges ruling on your limerick in the last thread

****


That wasn't an extra beat. In flat-picking terms that was an upstroke before the start of the measure. A lead-in syllable, perfectly allowable.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:51 AM (wPiJc)

100 And this is purely for our entertainment. Came across this at the NY Post.


Leo: From king of the world to king of the dad bod. The editorializing for each pic it pretty awesome.


http://tinyurl.com/h7yl4yw

Posted by: Joanne at August 06, 2016 11:52 AM (hgBpU)

101 That could restart the conversation.
=====

The perennial classic: What IS the ideal temperature of Earth?

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 11:52 AM (MIKMs)

102 Have you ever, after laying out facts and figures and examples on some socio-political issue, gotten someone to say "I was wrong. I've changed my opinion."?

It's not merely hard to do, it's nearer to impossible.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (gyKtp)


Right. If you're in a position where you can be persuaded by actual evidence submitted by the other guy, you already agree with him on most things, anyway.

The book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn goes into great detail about this sort of thing. Basically, the way that a new paradigm gets established is not by persuasion, but by adherents of the old paradigm dying off.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:52 AM (VL6nX)

103 And now I have a mental list of all the houses, when shit hits the fan, that I'm going to go "shopping" at first.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (fiGNd)


Heh, yep. I'm armed, and angry enough, and I don't forget things. Why in the world would I need to stockpile supplies for the collapse, when all those idiots I deal with right now, every day are stockpiling for me?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

104 I changed my mind with regards to environment stuff. I I used to think, fuck nature, if there's profit I using the land, use it. Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (s6X53)

105 It's that time of the year when I think about my Uncle Ed, who had just lived through a trudge across Europe, and then was being prepared for the assault upon Japan, where his (and so many soldiers') life expectancy was near nil. The invasion that didn't happen.

Ed will celebrate his 95th birthday this year over Labor Day weekend, surrounded by multiple generations of descendants.

Thank you, Colonel Tibbets & company!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hoorayshima at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (pREVk)

106 Bet he would have looked just Faaabulous! in an SS uniform.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 11:34 AM (Saqzi)

Aldous Huxley was making a lot of money in Hollywood just before WWII, and he spent a lot of it transporting Jews and others out of Nazi Germany.

I'm nit sure that he had any interest in wearing SS uniforms. And his two wives would have been surprised to discover that he was gay.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2016 11:54 AM (Zu3d9)

107 And no before any snarks, I wasn't locked in my locker by a football player in high school.
Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:44 AM (s6X53)

******

So....it was the Cheerleaders that locked you in?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 06, 2016 11:54 AM (YLidQ)

108 Carpet bomb from their perimeter in towards the middle, then send in ground troops to finish off any resistance.

Do not forget concentration of force! Always concentration of force!
Posted by: Zombie Carl von Clausewitz at August 06, 2016 11:51 AM (Tyii7)


And the ritual rape of teh wimminz afterwards.

Posted by: Conan at August 06, 2016 11:55 AM (Pz4pT)

109 >> I changed my mind with regards to environment stuff. I I used to think, fuck nature, if there's profit I using the land, use it. Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.


You can't hug a tree with nuclear arms!

Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:55 AM (TjcfH)

110 Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.

I believe in sustainability - I just absolutely think the Left's notion of sustainability is pure and utter horseshit.

Like everything else Progressives do - they overplayed their hand. They wouldn't take YES for an answer. People are MUCH MORE environmentally conscious than before.

So - of course - Progressives will make most people sick of that shit and piss away some really important wins by turning the "Save the Planet" shit up to eleventy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (fiGNd)

111 Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:52 AM (VL6nX)

A trivial example, but an example nonetheless:

My post last week about Trump's remarks about Khan.

I wrote it confident that I was correct, and I left the post having been convinced by force of argument and evidence that my original thoughts were intemperate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (Zu3d9)

112 I still think it's odd this/these stories aren't getting more play:
1 dead operative? OK, shit happens.
2 dead? Uh, OK. Coincidence.
3 dead, and guy was shot dead in his DC neighborhood, and his watch and wallet weren't stolen? WTF is going on? Also, rail away about my tinfoil chapeau, This. Is. Creepy:
http://tinyurl.com/3deadDNCops

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (SeD0w)

113 96 The more accurate term for sanders supporters would be Hillary Voters. Polls are showing 90% of them will vote for her. This is why she's leading. She has 90% of Dems, Trump has, at best, 75% of Reps.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (s6X53)


Exactly. Despite all of the caterwauling by the "independent" Bernie Sanders, at the end of the day, he always votes with the Democrats. He's spent his entire career in the senate doing this.

Thus it's the same with the #Berniebros now. The Democrats can fully expect them to hold their noses and vote for Hillary.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (VL6nX)

114 Aldous Huxley was making a lot of money in Hollywood just before WWII, and he spent a lot of it transporting Jews and others out of Nazi Germany.

I'm nit sure that he had any interest in wearing SS uniforms. And his two wives would have been surprised to discover that he was gay.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2016 11:54 AM (Zu3d9)


I don't think there was ever a suggestion that Huxley was gay, but of course, being married is no proof that someone is not.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (Pz4pT)

115 Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (s6X53)



Rape!!!

Rape!!!

He...he fondled my cones...then....then he....

Rape!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Pine Tree at August 06, 2016 11:58 AM (HGtd0)

116 Do not forget concentration of force!





And mobility. Stay mobile. Never let them pin you down. Always have sanctuary. And Intell, you have to have Intell; know where they are before they find out where you are. And logistics, and resupply, and numbers. Numbers have a quality all their own.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 11:58 AM (4MiJd)

117 You can't hug a tree with nuclear arms!

Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 11:55 AM (TjcfH)

Arms Are For Hugging!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2016 11:58 AM (Zu3d9)

118 Seamus Muldoon #99: That wasn't an extra beat. In flat-picking terms that was an upstroke before the start of the measure. A lead-in syllable, perfectly allowable.

So it was a lyric, not a strict limerick? Um.. okay.

And, yeah, I've written a lot of lyrics employing that same excuse. Didn't know it was calledan "upstroke." I thought that was what Hillary had.

Posted by: mindful webworker - lyric oprah at August 06, 2016 11:58 AM (pREVk)

119 Sustainability is important.

But, too much sustainability - say 4 hours or more, can be dangerous.

Posted by: Bob Dole at August 06, 2016 11:59 AM (TjcfH)

120 Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.

Posted by: #neverskankles at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (s6X53)



Rape!!!

Rape!!!

Hey, pal. That knothole means not for your penis!!!

Rape!!!!!!

Posted by: Oak at August 06, 2016 12:00 PM (HGtd0)

121 Thus it's the same with the #Berniebros now. The Democrats can fully expect them to hold their noses and vote for Hillary.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 11:57 AM (VL6nX)


And of course the Hillory campaign always knew this, which is why they were able to relentlessly screw him over throughout the process.


He's a gutless, rotten old fool, and his supporters are young, gutless fools.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:00 PM (Pz4pT)

122 83
And Soros was his name-o.

Also, anyone attending the Davos meetings. They appear to be leading the push for One World Poverty with them at the top perpetually.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 11:45 AM (HGtd0)


That's what I think it is. Before they can implement World Government, they first have to break down existing power structures.

The idea seems to be that if they create enough chaos, violence, and poverty, people will beg someone, anyone, to impose order and put a stop to their misery.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 12:01 PM (sdi6R)

123 >>3 dead, and guy was shot dead in his DC neighborhood, and his watch and
wallet weren't stolen? WTF is going on? Also, rail away about my tinfoil
chapeau, This. Is.


That's *4* dead counting Victor Thorn, a writer for American Free Press and author of a trilogy of investigative books on the Clintons, who was found dead from a gunshot wound on a mountaintop near his home on August1st.

I'm assuming the 3 dad operatives you were referencing were Jon Ashe, Seth Rich, and Shawn Lucas.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 12:01 PM (NOIQH)

124

Trees are a crop, like corn. Meant to be managed. You plant trees, cull the defectives, and harvest the mature to make room to plant more trees. That's sustainable.

You don't let things just grow wild, that chaos!

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 12:02 PM (4MiJd)

125 >>Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger. nobody really convinced me, it just sort of happened.


Do you avoid Genuine Maple Syrup?

Personal Embargoes on Canadian and New England Export Products?

Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 12:02 PM (TjcfH)

126 I wasn't a fop. I was a popinjay.

There's a difference.

Posted by: A. Huxley at August 06, 2016 12:03 PM (/wm8n)

127 Rape!!!!!!


Posted by: Oak


*****


You hussy! You were aspen for it!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:03 PM (wPiJc)

128 Then slowly over the years I've turned into a bit of a tree hugger.
I love nature, I've camped/canoed/kayaked/backpacked all over the US and parts of Canada. Sound forest management isn't a liberal issue. Since we've been managing our resources, there are more forested acres in the US than there were in the mid-1800's. And that isn't The Gov managing them, it's paper and wood companies who are responsible. US Forest Service policy of fire prevention is precisely why the west is on fire every summer. Zero harvest causes an incendiary buildup of blow downs and dead standing trees. had the opportunity to drive through a Wyoming fire 3 weeks ago. Watched a Chinook drop it's bucket on a ranch that was about to go up in smoke. The entire valley was engulfed in flame and smoke.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 12:04 PM (SeD0w)

129 >>Re: Ginny Thrasher, the Olympian who just won the Air Rifle competition.

>>She was born in Rome, NY. Her father was career Air Force

He sure was. I almost fell off the couch when I heard her name.

We knew them when we were all in Texas.

Good people.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 06, 2016 12:04 PM (gTQoY)

130 That's *4* dead counting Victor Thorn,

That whole "Vote or Die" thing is getting a little ridiculous.

Posted by: DaveA at August 06, 2016 12:05 PM (8J/Te)

131 CNN is so proud of their Obama trumps Trump that I think a major newstory from anywhere wouldn't get headlined!

Posted by: Colin at August 06, 2016 12:06 PM (tVUA+)

132 Nietzsche says, "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star."

Posted by: Fritz at August 06, 2016 12:06 PM (WYh6/)

133 Didn't know it was called an "upstroke."

I didn't know Muldoon played guitar.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:08 PM (fiGNd)

134 So far it looks like a lot of the Sanders supporters may not vote at all. Barone had a piece last week saying this might be a very low turnout election, which of course favors our Democrat over their Democrat.

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 12:08 PM (/m8T6)

135 White guilt is nothing more than Marxist claptrap in my opinion

Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:09 PM (bksJQ)

136 128
Since we've been managing our resources, there are more forested acres in the US than there were in the mid-1800's. And that isn't The Gov managing them, it's paper and wood companies who are responsible.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 12:04 PM (SeD0w)


Not only paper companies, but homeowners, too. The suburban development where I live was built in the mid-50s on what was once farmland. There probably weren't many trees there, and what few there were would have been cut down to build the houses. When the development was new, it must have looked sterile and barren. But now, 60 years later, it is filled with trees of all kinds, some of them huge.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 12:10 PM (sdi6R)

137 Nietzsche says, "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star."
Posted by: Fritz at August 06, 2016 12:06 PM (WYh6/)


If by "chaos" he means chipotle, and if by "give birth to a dancing star" he means the evil burn in the terlet afterwards, then yeah.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:10 PM (Pz4pT)

138 I should've tried out for the breaststroke team. Any distance. Would be my pleasure. Really.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:10 PM (fiGNd)

139 On the radio just now I heard Trump challenging TFG to a game of golf, with the remainder of the second term as the prize.

Thankfully, Trump has not lost his sense of humor marching through the media hell of the last ten days!

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 12:10 PM (/m8T6)

140 "Why in the world would I need to stockpile supplies for the
collapse, when all those idiots I deal with right now, every day
are stockpiling for me?"

Most of the liberal yuppies I know have very little on hand by way of provisions. They spend a ton of money on food, but it's on absurdly expensive foodie food. And they're obsessed with buying "fresh" food. So quantities are limited. You might find a can or two of imported foie gras and a bottle of absinthe.

Also, the whole idea about pirating supplies from the unarmed rests on the presupposition that one will not encounter anyone else who is an armed pirate looking to do the same thing in the same place at the same time. A risky bet.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (noWW6)

141 Little Known Fact: Nietzsche was a big fan of jalapeno poppers.

Posted by: Fritz at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (WYh6/)

142 All the hunters I grew up around spend most of their waking hours worried about duck habitat. I credit hunters with keeping waterways clear and clean in the upper Midwest. Sometimes the Feds help, sometimes they just get in the way

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (/m8T6)

143 I'm assuming the 3 dad operatives you were referencing were Jon Ashe, Seth Rich, and Shawn Lucas.
Yeah. I'm not discounting the writer, but all 3 of these guys were involved in the DNC investigation in the same way. One/all of them could easily have been the source of the email leaks.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (SeD0w)

144 The white privilege talk is cheap grace, no better than apologizing for slavery. I would think that the best way to challenge it would be to ask a person what they themselves are willing to relinquish since it was earned by their whiteness - will they vacate their home for a refugee? Will they give up their kid's spot in private school or on a sports team? Will they give their job to an immigrant? Saying you recognize white privilege is not enough - they have to actively combat it...if they really believe it.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 12:13 PM (NOIQH)

145 Nietzsche says, "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star."

---

So the Islamist Jihadies with their lust for chaos are going to birth a new civilization?

So the Islamist Jihadies with their lust for world domination are going to give birth to a reactionary force that will become a new dancing star?

Okay, I don't get this philosophy stuff.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 12:14 PM (4MiJd)

146 "You might find a can or two of imported foie gras and a bottle of absinthe."


WalMart has all their Chef Boyarde products on sale for .80 a can.

Just sayin'.
Makes a turd.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:14 PM (ptqRm)

147 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 06, 2016 12:14 PM (D8Tea)

148 Thankfully, Trump has not lost his sense of humor marching through the media hell of the last ten days!
And hopefully, he's long off of the tee.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 12:14 PM (SeD0w)

149 Heh, yep. I'm armed, and angry enough, and I don't forget things. Why in the world would I need to stockpile supplies for the collapse, when all those idiots I deal with right now, every day are stockpiling for me?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

My experience so far is that those "idiots" (I'm assuming progressive scum here) AREN'T stockpiling anything. They don't even have guns.

So they can't be counted on imho for any necessities, but they can be counted on as easy targets if need be. So there's that.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 12:15 PM (Idu2i)

150 American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday,

That's quite an air rifle, nothing like I've ever seen before, I wonder who makes it....

Posted by: Colin at August 06, 2016 12:16 PM (tVUA+)

151 So far, no motive discerned:

http://tinyurl.com/jfet4yy

Posted by: James "Simpleton" Comey at August 06, 2016 12:16 PM (/m8T6)

152 WalMart has all their Chef Boyarde products on sale for .80 a can.
There was a period when I was in my teens when I would have died of malnutrition if not for Boyardee beef ravioli. It's still good doused in Cholula.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 12:16 PM (SeD0w)

153 Also, the whole idea about pirating supplies from the unarmed rests on the presupposition that one will not encounter anyone else who is an armed pirate looking to do the same thing in the same place at the same time. A risky bet.

Sounds like more for me. Good news.

I wonder if, properly motivated, a team of Progressives could adequately pull a plow ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:17 PM (fiGNd)

154 "but they can be counted on as easy targets if need be "

Free range vegan is actually stringier and worse eating then Hobo.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:17 PM (ptqRm)

155 The sophistry known as white privilege is designed to shut you up, after more than fifty years of calling you a racist, the left realizes your have grown tone deaf to the charge. The sophistry also empowers non-white people to behave in racist ways and/or is a crutch for whatever the grievance of the day is. I inform everyone who tries it on me that they have just closed off all discussion and excluded me from any possible further discussion. I will adamantly stand in opposition to such people and seek out people who want to solve the issues facing us, not further entrench them.

In essence, don't allow the left to define the problems and define the terms used to do so. This is how they constantly advance their agenda and acquire power.

The dirty little secret is no problem in this country can be solved without everyone working together for a common goal. It was primarily white people who started the abolitionist movement, although there were plenty of free non-white people in the movement. It was primarily Christians, both white and non-white, that founded and drove the abolitionist movement. Many of these people died during our greatest failure {the first time Americans could not resolve our differences short of all out war}. Many of their children are responsible for the civil rights movement and civil rights legislation.

The profiteers of the race industry and the leftist leadership have no interest in people coming together. They do everything they can to drive us apart and keep us from talking and listening to each other. The sophistry of white privilege is just one of many tools in their arsenal.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 06, 2016 12:18 PM (y4lrA)

156 rickl at August 06, 2016 11:13 AM

It irritates Hitler when we forget to identify ourselves. Heh.


Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 12:19 PM (qahv/)

157 So, has anybody resigned from the FBI yet due the non-indictment of Cankles?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:19 PM (VL6nX)

158 Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

My experience so far is that those "idiots" (I'm assuming progressive scum here) AREN'T stockpiling anything. They don't even have guns.

So they can't be counted on imho for any necessities, but they can be counted on as easy targets if need be. So there's that.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 12:15 PM (Idu2i)


The people in my world are soft, ignorant fools. They shop at Target and Walmart, and will surely have SOME stockpiles of toilet paper, canned fruit, and juice bottles.


Since I'm not expecting to survive the chaos for long, they'll have more than enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:20 PM (Pz4pT)

159 "So, has anybody resigned from the FBI yet due the non-indictment of Cankles?"

Ha Ha Ha Ha...



Wait

you were serious?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:20 PM (ptqRm)

160 You might find a can or two of imported foie gras and a bottle of absinthe.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (noWW6)
---

I tuck it behind the truffle oil and fair trade kopi luwak.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 12:20 PM (jR7Wy)

161 I believe in sustainability - I just absolutely think the Left's notion of sustainability is pure and utter horseshit.

If you live in contact with the land- with weather, seasons, water, cycles of life and what-not- you know sustainability. And it's not what they're selling.

Posted by: t-bird at August 06, 2016 12:20 PM (jO7js)

162 157 So, has anybody resigned from the FBI yet due the non-indictment of Cankles?
==========================

Hopes dashed. Again.

Excellent point.

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 12:21 PM (/m8T6)

163 It was primarily white people who started the abolitionist movement, although there were plenty of free non-white people in the movement. It was primarily Christians, both white and non-white, that founded and drove the abolitionist movement.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 06, 2016 12:18 PM (y4lrA)


Yes, indeed. Thanks, Christian White Men!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuF-ygmUEs

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (VL6nX)

164 Yep - it's Marxism. That's their worldview and starting point, so let's start there.

Marxism stresses, if you'll permit the shorthand, the 99%. These include the army privates who get killed in war, the immigrants who built the railroads, the slaves on the plantations, etc., to cite some extreme examples of oppression of the little guy. All givens, for the sake of discussion.

My question, then, is So what? Let's extol Marxist theory (again, for the sake of argument) and accept the above premises and judge the goals of communism as desirable. How is society served by granting medical degrees to people, oppressed as they are, to students who can't pass the exams?

Isn't the whole point of the International Siblinghood of Workers supposed to be about the betterment of all of us? How does this misguided sense of equality - even if we justify the motives - bring about the paradise that Marx envisioned?

(Try that. No attribution sought.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (YcAfS)

165 So, has anybody resigned from the FBI yet due the non-indictment of Cankles?

Hahahahaha, you f*#king wingnuts crack me up!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (SeD0w)

166 Wait ... Wait ... Wait just a damned minute.

You think they got absinthe ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (fiGNd)

167 166 Wait ... Wait ... Wait just a damned minute.

You think they got absinthe ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (fiGNd)
----
Some of us have absinthe AND firepower.

Often together!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 12:23 PM (jR7Wy)

168 and it may very well be true that America doesn't WANT a solution.

I disagree with this point. I think America does want a "Solution". They just want someone else to handle it, without them getting their hands dirty, or getting their fat ass off he couch.

Posted by: Paladin at August 06, 2016 12:23 PM (+Wvn3)

169 I believe in sustainability - I just absolutely think the Left's notion of sustainability is pure and utter horseshit.

I'll do you one better:

I believe in environmentalism - I just absolutely think the Left's notion of environmentalism is pure and utter horseshit.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:23 PM (VL6nX)

170 Wait ... Wait ... Wait just a damned minute.

You think they got absinthe ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:22 PM (fiGNd)


I don't drink, so unless it's good for sterilizing wounds, they're welcome to keep it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:24 PM (Pz4pT)

171 Some of us have absinthe AND firepower.

I've obviously been slacking. Me and my Michelob Lager (in a glass).

Piker.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:25 PM (fiGNd)

172 Zerohedge notes the bodies are piling up this election cycle.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zh7bh58

Given that ace and Flynn were friends, there's probably no there *there*, but I have to believe this latest incident will not play well among the Bernie Bros.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:26 PM (3Liv/)

173 "The white privilege talk is cheap grace, no better
than apologizing for slavery. I would think that the best way to
challenge it would be to ask a person what they themselves are willing
to relinquish since it was earned by their whiteness - will they vacate
their home for a refugee? Will they give up their kid's spot in private
school or on a sports team? Will they give their job to an immigrant?
Saying you recognize white privilege is not enough - they have to
actively combat it...if they really believe it.



Posted by: Lizzy"

No, no no, you have it all wrong. The SJW's have done the heavy lifting of recognizing white privilege and informing everybody about it. It is up to YOU and other hatey-haters to make those sacrifices. The SJW' s will expect to be rewarded for their insight and efforts, BTW.

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 12:26 PM (1BQGO)

174 My hooha is sustainable.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at August 06, 2016 12:26 PM (Tyii7)

175
Yeah, as mentioned first gold to USA in shooting. America! F Yeah!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 06, 2016 12:27 PM (ODxAs)

176 Addendum to 164 -

"From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs." Right?

As to the first, if someone is unable to become a medical doctor, then the "from each" ought to exclude medical services requiring a doctor's expertise.

As to the second, if you need medical care, you ought to be able to get it from a qualified physician.

Affirmative Action in medical school admissions defeats both goals.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 12:27 PM (YcAfS)

177 My hooha is sustainable.

Your hooha would be the equivalent of trying to sexually satisfy an open window.

Frankly ... I'm just not that much of a man.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:27 PM (fiGNd)

178 Zerohedge notes the bodies are piling up this election cycle.
------------------------

In the nineties, there were a lot of air plane crashes. I always wondered who was on those planes.

Then we got a new preident, and the air plane crashes stopped. mostly.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 12:28 PM (4MiJd)

179
I wonder if, properly motivated, a team of Progressives could adequately pull a plow ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:17 PM (fiGNd)
=====
They have their 'obese' brethren to perform that icky function. In all truth, my family is mostly Clydesdales, so I figure they will be first drafted to plow work because they are 'unhealthy' and 'unfit' and should contribute to society.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 12:29 PM (MIKMs)

180 Liberty is viewed as a bad thing now. It was the tool they cried for to gain power, but now in power, the left thinks liberty is destructive. It gets in the way of their perceived concepts of equality. It interferes with their goals. You can't both have liberty and everyone compelled to be nice to each other. You cannot both have liberty and one's personal religion imposed on everyone else.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 12:29 PM (39g3+)

181
It this the Olympics thread? An American swimmer just took a HUGE lead from a Japanese guy for the *G*O*L*D*

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 12:31 PM (5o5ek)

182 That Fuck Fredo releases Olympic Statement and can't keep Politics out of it that fuck.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:31 PM (m8J9w)

183
A while back on an ONT you said your dad was a plank owner on the USS Scamp. Did he ever tell you about their propeller that fell off due to a broken shaft in December 1961?

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 11:42 AM (hgwL9)



Yes, a bit. But he was your typical zip-lipped Submariner about that and pretty much everything else about the Silent Service. Maybe even to the point of past-usefulness, but he took that bit about Information Security very seriously, indeed.

What he talked about more at length as regards that lost-prop incident, concerned the absolute pants-shitting aftermath what rippled through the command structure and the civilian contractors at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

He described it as having kicked over a very nasty nest of very pissed off ants.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (v5iqM)

184 It this the Olympics thread? An American swimmer just took a HUGE lead from a Japanese guy for the *G*O*L*D*

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 12:31 PM (5o5ek)


Ya mean he HIroshima'd him?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (m8J9w)

185 Thus it's the same with the #Berniebros now. The Democrats can fully expect them to hold their noses and vote for Hillary.



Posted by: OregonMuse

Not as to totally throw out the baby with the bathwater, we have a new poster as a couple of days ago, Bernette, who claims to be seeking refuge here as a #NeverScankles person.

And based upon some of the protests that we've seen in Philly at the DNC crapfest, there's more than a few of them.

*waves at Bernette; post more often*

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (gyKtp)

186 Zerohedge notes the bodies are piling up this election cycle.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zh7bh58

Given that ace and Flynn were friends, there's probably no there *there*, but I have to believe this latest incident will not play well among the Bernie Bros.
Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:26 PM (3Liv/)


I really dislike being one of "those" people, but I would not take Flynn's name off the list. I would leave it there, and add Andrew Breitbart's name to it.


I'm certain there are others.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (Pz4pT)

187 for the *G*O*L*D*

Uh, it was a prelim.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (Tyii7)

188 Post-apocalyptic Shopping Spree- a limerick

After SMOD I nostalgically wander
Which houses to plunder? I ponder
To preserve my ticker
I need some green liquor
For in absinthe my heart grows fonder

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (wPiJc)

189 Ask them where the endpoint is, i.e., when will we know that parity between all peoples of every race, creed and culture has been realized?

Posted by: Gungrabby McGrabberson at August 06, 2016 12:33 PM (2X7pN)

190 Fuck the Olympics.

Posted by: UGH at August 06, 2016 12:33 PM (TwnkX)

191 About 350,000 New Yorkers who have individual policies under ObamaCare are going to get whacked with an average 16.6 percent premium increase next year, the state Department of Financial Services announced Friday.

Thats more than double the7 percent hike allowed by state regulators last year.

Insurers had sought a 19.3 percent boost.

Some policies will skyrocket even higher. An astonishing 80 percent increase was granted to the Crystal Run Healthcare based in upstate Middletown.


The Rent, She stay the same!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (m8J9w)

192 So they did a profile on some of the Refugee Olympic Team members. One is a citizen of Brazil. Why isn't she on Team Brazil?

It's almost as though they're trying to make a political point or something.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (YcAfS)

193 It this the Olympics thread? An American swimmer just took a HUGE lead from a Japanese guy for the *G*O*L*D*
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 12:31 PM (5o5ek)


I expect this site might be my only source of Olympic news. I hate the Olympics.


And will not be watching any coverage anywhere... until the muzzies blow something up. Which, of course, is a pretty good bet to happen.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (Pz4pT)

194 Don't it make my brown eye red.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (Tyii7)

195 Fuck the Olympics.

Posted by: UGH at August 06, 2016 12:33 PM (TwnkX)

You would stick your dick in THAT water?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:36 PM (m8J9w)

196 As far as the Bernie supporters go, there are several possibilities:

1. Some will hold their nose and vote for Hillary.
2. Some will vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.
3. Some will vote for Trump (both Sanders and Trump are perceived as anti-status quo candidates).
4. Some will stay home.

It remains to be seen what the relative percentages will be.

Apparently, we got a Bernie supporter commenting here starting yesterday. I don't know how old she is or how she found us, but I'm glad she's here.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=365142#c25628127

Best. First. Comment. Ever. I think she should fit right in here.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 12:36 PM (sdi6R)

197 Nietzsche was a bit of a dipshit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 12:36 PM (mBYZv)

198 Not as to totally throw out the baby with the bathwater, we have a new poster as a couple of days ago, Bernette, who claims to be seeking refuge here as a #NeverScankles person.

You know ... you've hit on a sore-spot with me. Not that anybody should give a shit - but I'll spout off anyway.

Some of these Bernie Supporters seem like they may, and I emphasize MAY, have at their core the beginnings of what the Libertarians used to be.

If that's the case ... then they're natural allies to somebody like me. I see a little, tiny ray of hope in that movement.

Of course, I'm not a "All Free Trade is Good Trade" or "I Love My Local LEO" kind of guy. So I'm just not a natural ally of the Republican Party.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:37 PM (fiGNd)

199 "sk them where the endpoint is, i.e., when will we know that parity between all peoples of every race, creed and culture has been realized"

I'm guessing it will be when all the white people are dead.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:37 PM (ptqRm)

200 People think the Olympics opening ceremony looked a bit like a giant vagina

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hz8k4gw

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 12:38 PM (mBYZv)

201 Ask them where the endpoint is, i.e., when will we know that parity
between all peoples of every race, creed and culture has been realized?
---
When all the white people (not our leftist betters, of course) are living in slums like Rio or Mexico City, or Chicago.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:38 PM (3Liv/)

202 France has returned some 200 migrants to Italy who plunged into the sea to cross into France, evading border controls

???

I guess that is who they are?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (m8J9w)

203 "I wrote it confident that I was correct, and I left the post having been convinced by force of argument and evidence that my original thoughts were intemperate."

But you (and hopefully, most of us here) are a rational person who has taken the time to think out your positions and personal code. But emotional appeals are so much more gratifying.

When you are young you're bombarded with liberal platitudes by pop culture, which are reinforced in school. Liberalism is so much more appealing on the surface than being locked into boring responsibility for yourself and your own family.

It feels great to virtue signal - you feel good about yourself and part of a cause bigger than yourself - without personally giving up a damn thing. Most of your peers will applaud you, as opposed to being considered one of "them". You're an insider, and there are enemy outsiders, adding to the appeal.

It's like being part of a gang that validates you and makes you comfortable with your weaknesses. And you don't even have to go through the painful process of being "jumped in".

Bottom line, I have found that you will never convince them that they might want to rethink things a bit. My efforts over the years have led to uncomfortable situations. I knew they were liberals and accepted it, I wasn't emotionally vested and didn't look at them as bad or evil people. Not so much the other way around.

Posted by: RM at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (U3LtS)

204 ScoggDog #153: I wonder if, properly motivated, a team of Progressives could adequately pull a plow?

See: Herding cats

Posted by: mindful webworker - plow chow at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (pREVk)

205 Ask them where the endpoint is
----

When 'they', 'them', all those social agitators stirring up trouble, have absolute power over everyone else. That would be utopia, for them.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (4MiJd)

206
or the *G*O*L*D*

Uh, it was a prelim.
Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (Tyii7)
------------------

Oh. Yeah. I kind of walked in in the middle of the race and now I see the replay of them asking him about "the finals."

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (5o5ek)

207 It's almost as though they're trying to make a political point or something.
---
Like they made a point of building a wall just to tear it down before claiming they invented flight?

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:39 PM (3Liv/)

208 Belgians being stupid.

Or
Mohammad being Mohammad.

You decide


http://tinyurl.com/h8rrx9r

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (ptqRm)

209 Not as to totally throw out the baby with the bathwater, we have a new poster as a couple of days ago, Bernette, who claims to be seeking refuge here as a #NeverScankles person.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (gyKtp)


With all due respect to Bernette, I think she's an outlier. Remember back in 2012, when all of the angry PUMAs were going to sit out the election because Hillary! had been cheated of her lawful birthright, and this would be the reason Romney would win? Good times, good times.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (VL6nX)

210 Isn't the whole White Privilege thing a little like declaring a race war and demanding that one side preemptively disarm?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (wPiJc)

211 Fuck the Olympics.
---
You're apparently not the first to think that.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hz8k4gw

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (3Liv/)

212 Belgium police machete attack: Knifeman shouting Allahu Akbar attacks two officers outside station

Drudge

Is that an Olympic Sport?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (m8J9w)

213 or the *G*O*L*D*
Uh, it was a prelim.
Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (Tyii7)


Do the Olympic swimmers get extra points based on the number of turds they have to dodge?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:42 PM (VL6nX)

214 I'm guessing it will be when all the white people are dead.

Yes, all we have to do is look to areas with little to no white people to see how that story ends

Posted by: Gungrabby McGrabberson at August 06, 2016 12:42 PM (2X7pN)

215 If there is a glimmer of hope its maybe a person who sees Hillary ffor the criminal she is maybe there is hope of opening their eyes to more .

Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:43 PM (bksJQ)

216 200 People think the Olympics opening ceremony looked a bit like a giant vagina

Not bad. Just needs a little trim.
mmm, mmm, good.
*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at August 06, 2016 12:43 PM (SeD0w)

217 Do the Olympic swimmers get extra points based on the number of turds they have to dodge?

That would be the slalom. Demonstration event this year. If things go well, should get on the docket in 2020.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:43 PM (fiGNd)

218 212 Belgium police machete attack: Knifeman shouting Allahu Akbar attacks two officers outside station
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (m8J9w)


Can't imagine what his motive was. A real head-scratcher, that.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 12:43 PM (sdi6R)

219 OK you know what we need? for NBC Olympics swimming coverage to list the American University logo projected in the lane after the swimmer's nationality.

Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 12:43 PM (5lCl9)

220 191 About 350,000 New Yorkers who have individual policies under ObamaCare
are going to get whacked with an average 16.6 percent premium increase
next year...


Posted by: NGU

Pikers. MS just announced a 43% rate increase for next year's 404Care subscribers.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's insurance commissioner has approved a rate increase of 43 percent, on average, for one of two health insurers selling policies on the health exchange created under the federal health care overhaul.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 12:44 PM (gyKtp)

221 Do the Olympic swimmers get extra points based on the number of turds they have to dodge?


Posted by: OregonMuse


*****

I thought they awarded a Bronze Medal for finishing in turd place?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:44 PM (wPiJc)

222 Pikers. MS just announced a 43% rate increase for next year's 404Care subscribers.

Cue GOP to race in and ease the burden, instead of letting it run it's course, in three ... two ... one ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:46 PM (fiGNd)

223 "I thought they awarded a Bronze Medal for finishing in turd place?"

Didn't even have to look at the Nic, to know it was Muldoon

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:46 PM (ptqRm)

224 With all due respect to Bernette, I think she's an outlier. Remember back in 2012, when all of the angry PUMAs were going to sit out the election because Hillary! had been cheated of her lawful birthright, and this would be the reason Romney would win? Good times, good times.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (VL6nX)


Yeah, I'm not buying it. One possibility for the R Party, is if black people decide to sit home, but really, I'm not counting on that either. They do love their shackles, as administered by the Democrat Party. Some of them might not vote with the Scoamf off the ballot, but not enough of them to make a difference.


In the end, either Trump brings in large swaths of white working class types, or this election goes the way these things go.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:46 PM (Pz4pT)

225 The Federal Government takes money from the state exchanges to pool for uncovered hard-luck cases, thereby sending the exchanges into bankruptcy.

Dumbest system ever.

Rather than lower costs, improve efficiency, and grow wealth, it's centered entirely on coercion and theft.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 12:48 PM (mBYZv)

226 You're apparently not the first to think that.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hz8k4gw
Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (3Liv/)


Whoopi, is that you??

Posted by: Ted Danson at August 06, 2016 12:48 PM (Pz4pT)

227 I thought they awarded a Bronze Medal for finishing in turd place?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:44 PM (wPiJc)



The makers of Baby Ruth candy bars are missing an epic trolling/marketing opportunity, here.

Manufacture a 2x size Baby Ruth bar, as the Olympic Edition.

Useful also as a baton in the relays.

Doody! DOOOOOOODDYYYYY!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:48 PM (v5iqM)

228 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 12:38 PM (mBYZv)

Huh. Interesting to note that tinyurl remembers if someone else got a tiny link for the thing you submit and gives you the established link.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 06, 2016 12:49 PM (3Liv/)

229 He described it as having kicked over a very nasty nest of very pissed off ants.

Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:32 PM (v5iqM)

As a former sub sailor I understand his not talking about it much. Fortunately the shaft broke well outside the shaft seals which is part of the pressure hull. I can see the crew looking at each other wide eyed, mouths agape, saying 'Holy sheet.'

If you've never seen it, here's a photo of the Scamp being towed back to Mare Island.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zmg4cml

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 12:49 PM (hgwL9)

230

IDI AND I ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT THE BRAZILIAN SLAVES DIDN'T STAY CHAINED UP, THAT WE DON'T HAVE TURDS DROPPING OUT OF OUR SHOWER HEAD, AND THAT THE POLICE ARE NOT HUNTING FERAL CHILDREN IN THE STREETS... THIS PLACE IS BORING!

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE RIO RETARDO at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (qul7b)

231 Jewish American groups have expressed dismay last week after the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations, published its platform in which it accuses Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.

Beyond this accusation and the use of the word apartheid to describe Israel, the platform includes a section calling on the United States to end military aid to the country.


Dismayed? Surprised? Fuck You
Get your heads out of your asses and smell the coffee. The LEFT, the Entire LEFT is Anti-Semitic you dumb fucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (m8J9w)

232 you feel good about yourself and part of a cause bigger than yourself - without personally giving up a damn thing

Yes. I go to bed at night knowing that somebody else's time and money is taking care of everything.

Posted by: Oberlin College Snowflake at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (Tyii7)

233 Manufacture a 2x size Baby Ruth bar, as the Olympic Edition


*****


You could probably get Bill Murray to reprise his role as Carl Spackler for the ads.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (wPiJc)

234 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 12:29 PM (39g3+)
----
"Liberty" has been traded for "Fairness".

Give me parity or give me death!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (jR7Wy)

235 Rather than lower costs, improve efficiency, and grow wealth, it's centered entirely on coercion and theft.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
________

Yes, but ...

... I'm thinking maybe you need to rethink your notions of "feature" and "bug."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM (YcAfS)

236 The makers of Baby Ruth candy bars are missing an epic trolling/marketing opportunity, here.

Manufacture a 2x size Baby Ruth bar, as the Olympic Edition.

Useful also as a baton in the relays.

Doody! DOOOOOOODDYYYYY!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:48 PM (v5iqM)


Not Baby Ruth, Milky Way!


H8tr!

Posted by: Andi Sullivan at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (Pz4pT)

237 Got any ideas for me?
Yep save your breath.

Posted by: Buffalbob at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (wYtsh)

238 Womens rugby?

Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (bksJQ)

239 White privilege? How about the privilege of the accusers - the privilege that comes with just the pure fact of being in the USA?

Compared to the rest of the world, the majority of the rest of the world, these people have millions and are arguing about pennies.

Leftism, Socialism, Progressivism - it's all about envy.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (o7l6R)

240 Get your heads out of your asses and smell the coffee. The LEFT, the Entire LEFT is Anti-Semitic you dumb fucks

I apply that line of thinking to a far-ranging set of topics. It's part of why I'm such an unpleasant fellow.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:52 PM (fiGNd)

241 So, do all of the black people in (most of) Africa have "Black Privilege"?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 06, 2016 12:52 PM (Saqzi)

242 A US official accused Israel of treating some Arab Americans unequally after the Jewish state detained five pro-Palestinian American activists and denied them entry into the country.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday reiterated the United States concern about unequal treatment following reports of the July 17 incident at Ben Gurion Airport.

Listen you dumb fuck, it's called profiling and anyone with 1/2 a brain knows it works.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:53 PM (m8J9w)

243 Equality was the main goal for French and Russian Revolutions

Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:53 PM (bksJQ)

244 Get your heads out of your asses and smell the coffee. The LEFT, the Entire LEFT is Anti-Semitic you dumb fucks

I apply that line of thinking to a far-ranging set of topics. It's part of why I'm such an unpleasant fellow.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:52 PM (fiGNd)


you and me both pal

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:54 PM (m8J9w)

245 Some of these Bernie Supporters seem like they may, and I emphasize MAY,
have at their core the beginnings of what the Libertarians used to be.


The acolytes of Big Government and These Store Shelves Have Too Many Kinds of Toothpaste are the seeds of Libertarianism? How?

Posted by: not seeing it at August 06, 2016 12:54 PM (MD1dD)

246 Equality was the main goal for French and Russian Revolutions
Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:53 PM (bksJQ)


True. In the end it didn't matter if you were a supporter of the revolution or not, you still had an equal chance of being murdered by the regime, eventually.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:55 PM (Pz4pT)

247 "The acolytes of Big Government and These Store Shelves Have Too Many Kinds of Toothpaste are the seeds of Libertarianism? How?

An instinctual understanding that things are rigged from the top down.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:56 PM (fiGNd)

248 231 Jewish American groups have expressed dismay last week after the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations, published its platform in which it accuses Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:50 PM


If one progressive protest group gets traction, all the other ones are going to hop on board the gravy train. Surely the left-wing Jewish groups know this.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:56 PM (VL6nX)

249 Leftism, Socialism, Progressivism - it's all about envy.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (o7l6R)


It was never about anything else. A burning envy driving the desire for power and control over others.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 06, 2016 12:57 PM (72N6L)

250 238 Womens rugby?

----

7 man (woman) rugby, think 6 man football. It seems American women dominate in obscure sports.

Posted by: auscolpyr at August 06, 2016 12:57 PM (Ht/4p)

251 If you've never seen it, here's a photo of the Scamp being towed back to Mare Island.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zmg4cml

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 12:49 PM (hgwL9)



Humble thanks, sir. For both the photo (now saved to drive) and for your service.

Hope you'll tell a sea story or three around here, as you're able.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:57 PM (v5iqM)

252 If one progressive protest group gets traction, all the other ones are going to hop on board...


****


i.e. The 100th Monkey

@46

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 12:58 PM (wPiJc)

253 247 "The acolytes of Big Government and These Store Shelves Have Too Many Kinds of Toothpaste are the seeds of Libertarianism? How?

An instinctual understanding that things are rigged from the top down.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:56 PM (fiGNd)


Not likely. It'll just turn into a lot of complaining about Big Toothpaste.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:58 PM (VL6nX)

254 This whole privilege argument is stupid.


In the age of gender/racial fluidity, you can be anybody you want to be.

You don't like being white?

Fine, just be black.
And it works both ways.


Glass ceiling keeping you down?


Just go Male, and your issues are solved.

You weigh 398 pounds, with fruit flies swarming around the fat rolls?

Just hit them with a fat shaming charge.



Stop blaming your failures on things you are able to change.

Shit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 12:59 PM (ptqRm)

255 Surely the left-wing Jewish groups know this.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 12:56 PM (VL6nX)


If only Comrade Stalin knew what was going on?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:59 PM (m8J9w)

256 >>Dismayed? Surprised? Fuck You

Get your heads out of your asses and smell the coffee. The LEFT, the Entire LEFT is Anti-Semitic you dumb fucks


CAIR joined #BLM in Ferguson along with Palestinian-American activists.
Many of the #BLM-associated shooters/arsonists are converts to Islam.

Really, no one should be surprised that they are anti-Israel.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 12:59 PM (NOIQH)

257 Ah, my Brazilian elevator shoes have arrived from New York.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 12:59 PM (Tyii7)

258
It remains to be seen what the relative percentages will be.


That's how I read it as well. My guess is most of them will be in the 4: stay home camp, and the next biggest in the Hillary camp, then green/libertarian. But who knows?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 12:59 PM (39g3+)

259 Buffalbob at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM

I would probably save my breath if others were not watching. I do not post to the accounts of the lefties. And they are not the fire-breathing kind. Still, I wish they were a little more curious.


Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 01:00 PM (qahv/)

260 "i.e. The 100th Monkey

@46"

WHATS WRONG WITH POO-FLINGING? I LOOK FORWARD TO OLD AGE SO I CAN FLING MORE POO AND BLAME IT ON DEMENTIA...

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE RIO RETARDO at August 06, 2016 01:00 PM (qul7b)

261 247 "The acolytes of Big Government and These Store Shelves Have Too Many Kinds of Toothpaste are the seeds of Libertarianism? How?

An instinctual understanding that things are rigged from the top down.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 06, 2016 12:56 PM (fiGNd)



^^DingDingDing.

I look back on my own political views when I was in my 20s, and I have no room to criticize young Bernie supporters today. They've been marinated in leftist groupthink far more than I ever was. I didn't become a convert to limited government and the free market until I was nearly 40.

Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (sdi6R)

262 Do attractive women have to apologize because they get treated better by males (and lesbians)?

Posted by: Benko at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (5FKUO)

263 This country would turn around overnight if 3 things happened:

1) Black voters figured out they are being used by people that hate them in the Democratic Party
2) Jewish voters understood that the Democrats hate them and they are better off voting Republican
3) The entire nation shames black racism as much as white racism.

Overnight, total shift in demographics and politics.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (39g3+)

264 >>> Pikers. MS just announced a 43% rate increase for next year's 404Care subscribers.



"Cue GOP to race in and ease the burden, instead of letting it run it's course, in three ... two ... one ..."

A burden-easing which will then be described by Lyin' Ryan as having been a "key conservative victory". Just as his previous legislative rescue of Big Labor from Obamacare's taxes on their health plans had been described.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (noWW6)

265 Jews should realize that the Left always turns on its own, most often Jews. Being better Leftists won't change that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (mBYZv)

266 If one progressive protest group gets traction, all the other ones are going to hop on board the gravy train. Surely the left-wing Jewish groups know this.

Posted by: OregonMuse
________

Black Lives Matter sure got traction. The thing that everyone ignores is that Black Lives Matter is about black lives (and whether they matter) to the same extent that the 3M Corporation is about the letter M.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 01:02 PM (YcAfS)

267 Jews should realize that the Left always turns on its own, most often Jews.

They just didn't do it right.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 06, 2016 01:03 PM (Tyii7)

268 Rio de Janeiro: As the world watched the Rio Olympics opening ceremony taking place at Maracana Stadium on Friday night, a man was shot dead about 800 metres away.


This never would have happened had they put the Olympics in Chicago. The guy would've been 800 yards away, not 800 meters.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:04 PM (SRKgf)

269 I blame Rawles. Actually, I blame his critics forr being ineffective. He confused fairness (which is about things seeming equal) with justice (which is about coercion).g

Posted by: HiHo at August 06, 2016 01:04 PM (8sAia)

270 And the beat goes on ...

Belgium police machete attack: Knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks two officers outside station

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/belgium-police-stabbing-female-officer-8574786

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:05 PM (SRKgf)

271 Do attractive women have to apologize because they get treated better by males (and lesbians)?
Posted by: Benko at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (5FKUO)


Alas, yes. Yes we do.

Posted by: C. Jenner, D. Waffleface-Schultz, L. Dunham at August 06, 2016 01:05 PM (Pz4pT)

272 2 guys in the waiting room are talking about who became 'Spooks" in one of their Units.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 01:05 PM (m8J9w)

273 If you want to re-engage them:



Ask them what they want you to do. (Voting doesn't count.) Do they
want you to quit your job and insist that you be replaced by a member of
the oppressed classes (if so, which one?), turn over the deed to your
house to a random Black person, the same for your car, fire a white male
in your employment and replace him with a Black female employee? What
do they want you to do?



That could restart the conversation.
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I'd like to modify the above suggestions.

1. Ask them what THEY are going to do.
2. Are they going to quit their job to be replaced by someone of the right victim class?
3. If not, why not? Isn't their very presence denying a Victim a Better Life?
4. Are they letting a member of the Victim Class life in their home rent free? Why not?
5. Do the financially support anyone in the Victim Class? If not, why not? Why are they not paying for the college education of a Victim?
6. How are they currently helping destroy the white male hegemony? Make them explain their answer and require examples.
7. How much of their time are they spending assisting a Victim Class?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 06, 2016 01:05 PM (tvyXw)

274 >>If one progressive protest group gets traction, all the other ones are
going to hop on board the gravy train. Surely the left-wing Jewish
groups know this.


These groups are populated by the bad seeds that have been agitating since the 60's. There are Weathermen still out there providing "activist" training to OWS campers and campus #BLM protesters. I doubt many, if any, of these more recent "grassroots movements" were started outside of the existing Lefty activist network.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 01:06 PM (NOIQH)

275 Report of blast near Olympic Road Race finish line

http://tinyurl.com/he3apdy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 01:06 PM (ptqRm)

276 Could have been a controlled blast of unattended packages.

Other sites are reporting that these detonations are not that uncommon

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 01:08 PM (ptqRm)

277 RE: soft tyranny....

According to personality theory, about 50% of the population does not like to make decisions.

They actively WANT soft tyranny.

Soft tyranny means other people do the decision making, so they can live happily ever after, not thinking, collecting their EBT, and generally being oversized teenagers their entire life.

As an added bonus, they don't ever have to take responsibility for their actions, since they're living under soft tyranny. It's a win-win-win for them.

The rest of us? Not so much.


Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 06, 2016 01:08 PM (tvyXw)

278 I'd like to modify the above suggestions.

1. Ask them what THEY are going to do.
2. Are they going to quit their job to be replaced by someone of the right victim class?
3. If not, why not? Isn't their very presence denying a Victim a Better Life?
4. Are they letting a member of the Victim Class life in their home rent free? Why not?
5. Do the financially support anyone in the Victim Class? If not, why not? Why are they not paying for the college education of a Victim?
6. How are they currently helping destroy the white male hegemony? Make them explain their answer and require examples.
7. How much of their time are they spending assisting a Victim Class?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 06, 2016 01:05 PM (tvyXw)


8. On an airliner, demand that the white pilot disembark and then vote on which minority passenger on the plane should become the pilot.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:09 PM (SRKgf)

279 According to personality theory, about 50% of the population does not like to make decisions.

That's why the leftist shit about not being judgmental is so annoying. Of course adults render judgment, all the time. Those who do not render judgment probably don't have any judgment to render.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:10 PM (SRKgf)

280 268 This never would have happened had they put the Olympics in Chicago. The guy would've been 800 yards away, not 800 meters.

Posted by: Jay Guevara

LOL. He shoots; he scores!

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 01:12 PM (gyKtp)

281 Could have been a controlled blast of unattended packages.

Other sites are reporting that these detonations are not that uncommon

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 01:08 PM



I think it is a new rule : The number of unattended packages will grow to exceed the amount of C4 available to detonate them.

Posted by: T. Spudless Planter at August 06, 2016 01:12 PM (4MiJd)

282
Have you ever, after laying out facts and figures and examples on some socio-political issue, gotten someone to say "I was wrong. I've changed my opinion."?

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I've done it twice on socio-political issues and I know someone else who did it once. I also did it about OJ and about the Menendez brothers.

I think you have to be dealing with people who trust you to begin with, though.

Socio-political issue #1 was something about family or marriage as an institution, I can't remember what, it was so long ago. I was arguing with a guy who had simply formed his opinion on his own and had never listened to anyone who was interested in discussing it intelligently. I gave him a bunch of counter-examples from nature and he said he was going to have to rethink his ideas.

Socio-political issue #2 was the whole damn liberal argument, back in 2008 when Hillary was running. This girl was a mad Hillary supporter, and I kept feeding her ammo for her online rants against Obama. At some point she realized all my sources, hence all her material, was from Fox news and conservative media. I kept asking her why the NY Times wasn't telling her this stuff, why liberal media never touched this stuff. She was enraged by people calling her racist because she preferred Hillary to Obama, and when I introduced her to the term "identity politics" she came around to the whole phony liberal victimology game. She also vomited when Hillary went to work for Obama. Now she hates liberals and conservatives alike.

The friend of mine who changed someone's mind was about Obamacare. My friend said "Well, just go online and read up on it. You'll see, it's full of problems." The dingbat got back to her and said "Yeah, you're right, it is! I'm going to keep voting Democrat anyway."

For the murder things, I related the issue of guilt to the situations of the people I was arguing with. They changed their minds.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 01:14 PM (5o5ek)

283 I tried to introduce my cousin to role playing games (Fantasy Hero in this case). She was very interested, being a fan of fantasy fiction and movies. So we sat down with a few other people and started up with a new character for her and... she was helpless. She was unable to make even the smallest decision. Where do you go? I dunno. What do you do here? I dunno. What do you say? I dunno.

It was like when faced with a challenge she was utterly incapable of speculating and imagining what to do, or how to act. Like she was scared she'd get it all wrong.

This woman is very intelligent and capable, but when faced with the ability to decide and do literally anything she wanted, she was paralyzed. It was too much for her to handle.

I think a lot of people are like that. 50% seems high, but at least some.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:15 PM (39g3+)

284 "Do attractive women have to apologize because they get treated better by males (and lesbians)?



Posted by: Benko"

In Utopia I think it is more like women won't be allowed to be attractive. No more make-up, high heels, physical fitness etc..., only frumpy clothes allowed all to level the playing field. Men will be punished for noting any of the remaining things they are naturally attracted too.

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 01:15 PM (1BQGO)

285 Alicia Garza, founder of the BLM movement, is just now coming out and stating that Scankles is using them for their votes and does not care about them.

A light bulb appears to be glowing after 50 years.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 06, 2016 01:16 PM (Td1B0)

286 In Utopia I think it is more like women won't be allowed to be attractive.

More likely, you won't be allowed to recognize or respond to some women based on their attractiveness. Some will plainly be more so, but all must be treated the same. No one must be made to feel less than another, none may be shamed or made to feel bad.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:17 PM (39g3+)

287 Posted by: Jim at August 06, 2016 12:57 PM (v5iqM)

Here's two.
We once had to do a real emergency main ballast blow to get to the surface. Because nothing else was going to get us there. It was...exciting, and very loud.

On the surface heading into Kings Bay, GA we were shadowed by a Soviet AGI a few hundred yards to starboard. They called them fishing or research ships, but they were actually spy ships. I was a phone talker sitting in an after hatch watching a crewmember on deck when I stood up and gave them the finger. Stood there like that for a few minutes. So, somewhere in the Soviet navy archives is a photo, and maybe video of me.

Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 01:17 PM (hgwL9)

288 A light bulb appears to be glowing after 50 years

More likely, she just wants Hillary to pander more and give them more stuff, money, power, attention, etc.

They all know they are being used. They just think Republicans are worse by 11 factors.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

289

SUPPORT BMM! BOWEL MOVEMENTS MATTER!

TAKE A LAXATIVE
TAKE A DUMP
LAY A LOG
PINCH A LOAF
DON'T BE A CHUMP!

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE RIO RETARDO at August 06, 2016 01:19 PM (qul7b)

290 It was like when faced with a challenge she was utterly incapable of speculating and imagining what to do, or how to act. Like she was scared she'd get it all wrong.

--

Perfectionist?

Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 01:19 PM (7lVbc)

291 White privilege? How about the privilege of the accusers - the privilege that comes with just the pure fact of being in the USA?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 06, 2016 12:51 PM (o7l6R)


From the WSJ:

SOWETO, South Africa - In a far corner of the high school that was once an incubator for black South African luminaries and their children, dozens of students killed time smoking marijuana and nyaope, a crude concoction of heroin and household chemicals.

Yet, 22 years after Mr. Mandela was elected president on a promise to lead all South Africans to prosperity, Orlando West is failing and so are its students: Roughly half drop out before graduation. Classes are routinely canceled because teachers stay home - so often some students say they have finished a semester without completing a page of their workbooks.

Despite the many gains since the end of white-minority rule in 1994, "the education system in South Africa has changed from bad to worse," said Benjamin Chiloane, an Orlando West English teacher, whose two-decade teaching career spans South Africa's democratic transition.

Student achievement is falling even as education spending has climbed to a fifth of South Africa's budget, a larger share than defense or health care expenditures. The country spends a greater percentage of its gross domestic product on education than either Switzerland or Japan.

_____________

Hmmm.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:21 PM (SRKgf)

292 If this article is accurate, strong belief in God is going to be classified as mental illness

http://tinyurl.com/q6nnldh

Dr. Lillian Andrews, professor of psychology, stated, "Every year thousands of people die after refusing life-saving treatment on religious grounds. Even when being told 'you will die without this treatment' patients reject the idea and believe that their God will still save them. Those lives could be saved simply by classifying those people as mentally unfit for decision making."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:23 PM (39g3+)

293

Don't worry, white ethnomasochist oikophobia and suicidal xenophilia (WEOSX) will save us...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 06, 2016 01:24 PM (qul7b)

294 >>Those lives could be saved simply by classifying those people as mentally unfit for decision making."


How about: "My body, my choice?"????

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 01:24 PM (NOIQH)

295 I really don't give a crap about the olympics, but I gotta say, a girl from Virginia named Thrasher winning a gold for shooting is just asking for epic status.

The Virginia Thrasher, sniper girl.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:25 PM (39g3+)

296 I think a lot of people are like that. 50% seems high, but at least some.
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Look up stats for "Judgers and Perceivers." That's the terms that I'm referencing, from the MBTT.

There are extremes on every scale, so the ones that cannot many ANY decision are less than the ones who can make a decision, but don't want to.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 06, 2016 01:27 PM (tvyXw)

297 I like to find out if they're atheists, and if they are, then I like to ask them why they believe in one invisible force that they are unaware of that blesses them, but don't believe in another?

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 06, 2016 01:28 PM (3bdqw)

298 For anybody that wants a good laugh (or cry) check out the Peace Corps twitter feed. If it gives the impression that Peace Corps is just another liberal organization that does nothing more than give young people an adventure to feel good about and great stories while accomplishing nothing useful, all at taxpayer expense, I assure you as a former volunteer many years ago, you are right. Only now, they they are even more politically correct with an obsession with gender equality and the like. All of which is of vital importance in the dusty villages of Africa.

https://twitter.com/peacecorps

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 01:33 PM (1BQGO)

299 Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:15 PM

That is fascinating.

Posted by: KT at August 06, 2016 01:33 PM (qahv/)

300 "How about: "My body, my choice?"????"




Ha Ha Ha.


Sorry Reich Winger. That only applies to abortion.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 01:35 PM (ptqRm)

301 Despite the many gains since the end of white-minority rule in 1994, "the education system in South Africa has changed from bad to worse," said Benjamin Chiloane, an Orlando West English teacher, whose two-decade teaching career spans South Africa's democratic transition.

Some years ago the South African internet had proved to be so bad that they had a race between "broadband" internet transfer and a carrier pigeon over a 4 GB file. The pigeon won. It was 2009, I believe.

Seriously.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8248056.stm

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 06, 2016 01:35 PM (zc3Db)

302 Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 01:33 PM (1BQGO)


A kid of a friend of mine joined the Peace Corps and as an electrical engineer, was sent to a place without electricity, to help the bruthas to dig a well, something they apparently couldn't manage on their own.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:38 PM (SRKgf)

303 Don't worry, white ethnomasochist oikophobia and suicidal xenophilia (WEOSX) will save us...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 06, 2016 01:24 PM (qul7b)


I like this, but let me suggest "oikophobia" isn't a strong enough word. It's not fear or aversion of one's home surroundings that is characteristic of left-wing preaching, but rather hatred.

So how would they say it in Greek?

"Misanthrope" is someone who hates humanity, you can see the Greek roots misein + anthropos, so perhaps something like "misoiko" or "misoikos"? Aargh, that sounds bad, not sure what it would be.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 01:38 PM (VL6nX)

304 Some years ago the South African internet had proved to be so bad that they had a race between "broadband" internet transfer and a carrier pigeon over a 4 GB file. The pigeon won. It was 2009, I believe.

Seriously.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8248056.stm

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 06, 2016 01:35 PM (zc3Db)



Pigeon privilege!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:39 PM (SRKgf)

305
I'd like to modify the above suggestions.

1. Ask them what THEY are going to do.
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That could be the followup. I thought I'd start with asking what they want YOU to do because sometimes their ideas are SO vague and unformed they can't even put forth a single demand of a single individual. All this ranty bullshit about deeply rooted psycho-culturo-socio factors and institutionalized racist sexist ableist genderist ageist norming but never a single solid idea for what you, as an individual, can do to effectuate change.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 01:39 PM (5o5ek)

306 Just keep in mind, psychology is the priesthood of the left, they decide sin and heresy. They dislike many things, but psychologists make the rules. If they rule your behavior not just disagreeable but insane, then the left can take action against you, for your own good.

Then its to the happy home with pills and indoctrination and restraints.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:40 PM (39g3+)

307 Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 06, 2016 01:24 PM (qul7b)

In wine there is... boobehs?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 01:41 PM (VL6nX)

308 to help the bruthas to dig a well, something they apparently couldn't manage on their own.

I think for the 3rd world, its less can't than just... won't. Why bother? Water is in the rivers and from the sky. Most of the time. Then you just die.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:43 PM (39g3+)

309 Reading the sidebar.....


Goodbye and God Bless, Olson Johnson.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 06, 2016 01:44 PM (7lvLO)

310

Automiso perhaps? Self hatred.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 06, 2016 01:44 PM (qul7b)

311
A kid of a friend of mine joined the Peace Corps and as an
electrical engineer, was sent to a place without electricity, to help
the bruthas to dig a well, something they apparently couldn't manage on
their own.
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Welcome to every black, Democrat run city in the USA.

/they hate whitey, but need him to pay for their water, food, house, transportation and babies.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 06, 2016 01:45 PM (tvyXw)

312 White people have the lowest population of the races if you do not include Central and South American people as white / Caucasian . Whites are the minority.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 01:46 PM (MNgU2)

313 "In wine there is... boobehs?"

With a little luck, yes.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 06, 2016 01:48 PM (qul7b)

314 I think for the 3rd world, its less can't than just... won't. Why bother? Water is in the rivers and from the sky. Most of the time. Then you just die.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:43 PM (39g3+)



This was in an arid region with periodic droughts, IIRC. The problem was that they couldn't agree to chip in (either cash or labor) to deepen the existing well enough to reach the water table during a drought. So ... nobody did anything, until the honky oppressor showed up and organized them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:49 PM (SRKgf)

315 I would say the overwhelming majority of eco-nazis are communists looking for a new tax. That was proven this week in an article I linked to Oregon's new "carbon" tax. The environmental nutjobs were against it because the new tax increase was also accompanied by an "offsetting" tax reduction in other areas.


The next largest portion of them are anarchists who just want to watch the US burn.


Only a small portion are stupid Gaea worshipers.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 06, 2016 01:49 PM (mpXpK)

316
I expect this site might be my only source of Olympic news. I hate the Olympics.


And will not be watching any coverage anywhere... until the muzzies blow something up. Which, of course, is a pretty good bet to happen.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (Pz4pT)
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Yeah, I know whatcha mean, but I can't stop liking the amateur events even though the Olympics are dripping with corruption and political correctness.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 01:50 PM (5o5ek)

317 Leaving aside the most obvious problem with the 'God-believers are mentally unfit to make healthcare choices', this flies in the face of other leading progressive takes on healthcare:

--- Abortion (my body, my choice)
--- "Right to die" euthansia

How is it that someone can say "I have a right to medically kill myself instead of succumbing to/continue fighting a terminal disease is OK, but someone who wants to live but is *selective* in which treatments they will accept is crazy?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 01:50 PM (NOIQH)

318 "A kid of a friend of mine joined the Peace Corps and
as an electrical engineer, was sent to a place without electricity, to
help the bruthas to dig a well, something they apparently couldn't
manage on their own.



Posted by: Jay Guevara"

From my experience in South America the locals mostly had to teach the Peace Corps volunteers how to do anything useful in a world mostly without electricity and running water, at which point they usually started to lose interest and focused on parties, festivals and adventures and teaching kids English, of course (you'll hear that BS cover story a lot from former volunteers) . I have to admit it was an enjoyable experience for me but really opened my eyes to the lies the govt. spews to the unsuspecting public..

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 01:51 PM (1BQGO)

319 From my experience in South America the locals mostly had to teach the Peace Corps volunteers how to do anything useful in a world mostly without electricity and running water, at which point they usually started to lose interest and focused on parties, festivals and adventures and teaching kids English, of course (you'll hear that BS cover story a lot from former volunteers) . I have to admit it was an enjoyable experience for me but really opened my eyes to the lies the govt. spews to the unsuspecting public..

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 01:51 PM (1BQGO)


I'm not surprised. The kid reported that about half of the volunteers refused to go out into the bush, and instead stayed in the capital and partied.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 06, 2016 01:54 PM (SRKgf)

320 Those lady volleyball players have thighs that could crack your head open.

NTTAWWT

Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 02:03 PM (qKX5A)

321 I expect this site might be my only source of Olympic news. I hate the Olympics.


And will not be watching any coverage anywhere... until the muzzies blow something up. Which, of course, is a pretty good bet to happen.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 12:35 PM (Pz4pT)
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Yeah, I know whatcha mean, but I can't stop liking the amateur events even though the Olympics are dripping with corruption and political correctness.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 01:50 PM (5o5ek)


Right or wrong, I generally have to have a rooting interest before I'm going to pay attention to sporting events. I still enjoy professional football and baseball, even when I don't, because those two are deeply ingrained into my being...


But the Olympics? Yeah, no. I cannot fully explain why, but these days I generally do not care whether Americans win some event I don't follow the 3 other years when the Olympics are not being held.


Just. Don't. Care. I used to.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 02:05 PM (Pz4pT)

322 An instinctual understanding that things are rigged from the top down.

Sanders and his crew seem much more interested in using the jackboot to advance their own interests, rather than eliminating it.

Posted by: not exactly libertarianism at August 06, 2016 02:05 PM (MD1dD)

323 I've been enjoying watching field hockey, handball and archery. I love being able to watch entire matches with no commercials, no cutting to other events and best of all...no NBC bullshittery.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 06, 2016 02:07 PM (+eR2D)

324 "I'm not surprised. The kid reported that about half of the volunteers
refused to go out into the bush, and instead stayed in the capital and
partied.

.Posted by: Jay Guevara"

LOL! That is exactly what I saw in South America. And there was plenty of good partying to be had in the big cities. Some volunteers wouldn't be seen in their towns and villages for weeks at a time, but didn't matter as they usually weren't doing much there anyway. Peace Corps volunteers the world over will tell you this same thing, unless they think you are part of the govt./MSM propaganda apparatus or potential employer.

Posted by: Ripley at August 06, 2016 02:12 PM (1BQGO)

325 #155 Very good. When they bring up white privilege/slavery, give a quiet sympathetic nod and say, Yes, one of the saddest facts about slavery in America was the fact that the first slave owner was a Black man named Anthony Johnson, who, in 1654, sued to convert his Black indentured servant, John Casor into a slave.

Anthony Johnson sued Robert Parker in the Northampton Court in 1654. In 1655, the court ruled that Anthony Johnson could hold John Casor indefinitely. The court gave judicial sanction for blacks to own slave of their own race. Thus Casor became the first permanent slave and Johnson the first slave owner.

Whites still could not legally hold a black servant as an indefinite slave until 1670. In that year, the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting free whites, blacks, and Indians the right to own blacks as slaves.

By 1699, the number of free blacks prompted fears of a Negro insurrection. Virginia Colonial ordered the repatriation of freed blacks back to Africa. Many blacks sold themselves to white masters so they would not have to go to Africa. This was the first effort to gently repatriate free blacks back to Africa. The modern nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia both originated as colonies of repatriated former black slaves.

However, black slave owners continued to thrive in the United States.

By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.

http://tinyurl.com/mhtet52

Then you can move onto the facts about Republicans and Civil Rights.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 06, 2016 02:13 PM (kXoT0)

326
But the Olympics? Yeah, no. I cannot fully explain why, but these days I generally do not care whether Americans win some event I don't follow the 3 other years when the Olympics are not being held. Just. Don't. Care. I used to.


I lost interest in the Olympics after the fall of the Soviet Union..When I was a kid the Olympics was sort of a proxy war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.It wasn't about the sports to me.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 06, 2016 02:14 PM (lKyWE)

327 323 I've been enjoying watching field hockey, handball and archery. I love being able to watch entire matches with no commercials, no cutting to other events and best of all...no NBC bullshittery.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 06, 2016 02:07 PM (+eR2D)


I would like to know how you can do this. It sounds pretty cool.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 02:14 PM (VL6nX)

328
How is it that someone can say "I have a right to medically kill myself instead of succumbing to/continue fighting a terminal disease is OK, but someone who wants to live but is *selective* in which treatments they will accept is crazy?
Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 01:50 PM (NOIQH)
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Don't the "God will heal me" people always select no treatment, rather than this or that treatment?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 02:16 PM (5o5ek)

329 Trump is likely a very good golfer. I think his handicap is in the low single digits. Just checked- F;orida State golf Assoc. lists it at 2.8, VERY good.

Posted by: free tibet, and all that other sh*t at August 06, 2016 02:16 PM (CL76w)

330 Don't worry, white ethnomasochist oikophobia and suicidal xenophilia (WEOSX) will save us...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits


I like the term 'exoticism' over 'xenophilia' because most of them aren't actually that educated when it comes to other cultures. They think they know, of course, but their thin, filtered talking points are the very opposite of an informed 'philia.'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 06, 2016 02:16 PM (Y9A+8)

331 I would like to know how you can do this. It sounds pretty cool.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 02:14 PM (VL6nX)

I use this website


http://ifirstrowus.eu/sport/olympics.html

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 06, 2016 02:17 PM (+eR2D)

332 OM, you just need to find all the little x's to close the ads that pop over the screen. Then you can full screen the video.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 06, 2016 02:20 PM (+eR2D)

333 Thanks Dangergirl was wondering the same thing.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 02:21 PM (qKX5A)

334 >>Don't the "God will heal me" people always select no treatment, rather than this or that treatment?


They referenced Jehovah's Witnesses who are against blood transfusions.
It's the Christian Science followers who reject most treatments, right?

But then you have people who want to treat cancer with mystical stuff, or a certain diet, whatever. How is it "crazy" when someone believes God will heal them, but open-minded when it's some atheist who simply doesn't value Western medicine?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 02:22 PM (NOIQH)

335 Belgium police machete attack: Knifeman shouting Allahu Akbar attacks two officers outside station

Drudge

Is that an Olympic Sport?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2016 12:41 PM (m8J9w)


Her partner "gunned him down"; good girl.

Posted by: gNewt..don't like Ryan...better call Paul..Nehlen, that is.._ at August 06, 2016 02:24 PM (IKy84)

336
What is called white privilege is actually white REPUTATION.
It's why mexicans can REGULARLY get jobs from strangers at Home Depot and blacks couldn't.
Many blacks actually think that they alone are disciplined in school, harassed by cops, discriminated against in the workplace and that their lot in life has nothing to do with choices they make and behaviors they choose.
Many also believe they are the only people who have ever been slaves.

Posted by: MAx at August 06, 2016 02:24 PM (0uuiT)

337 I have that website clock set at GMT -5 (which put it on US central time).

Right now the active links are popping between 13:00 and 14:15. I expect the 14:30 mens 10m air pistol comp will start here in about 5 min.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 06, 2016 02:24 PM (+eR2D)

338 This country would turn around overnight if 3 things happened:

1) Black voters figured out they are being used by people that hate them in the Democratic Party
2) Jewish voters understood that the Democrats hate them and they are better off voting Republican
3) The entire nation shames black racism as much as white racism.

Overnight, total shift in demographics and politics.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 06, 2016 01:01 PM (39g3+)

Absolutely and I would add this;

4) You must prove that you can read, write, and do simple arithmetic before being allowed to go to college on student loans and Pell grants.
5) Put a limit in place on how much a student can borrow for his/her education based on a formula using expected future earnings. If you want a bachelor's degree in English or Psychology , which lots of folks do, then you can borrow X dollars based on the fact that you will be working at McDonald's or Kohl's. I, personally, know 2 young women working on Doctorates in English--because it's "their bliss", and both are racking up enormous debts. The late fiance's daughter has student loan debt from a BS in Psychology that she can never repay--she is working as a receptionist at a Laser Hair removal/Botox business.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 06, 2016 02:25 PM (kXoT0)

339
But the Olympics? Yeah, no. I cannot fully explain why, but these days I generally do not care whether Americans win some event I don't follow the 3 other years when the Olympics are not being held. Just. Don't. Care. I used to.


I lost interest in the Olympics after the fall of the Soviet Union..When I was a kid the Olympics was sort of a proxy war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.It wasn't about the sports to me.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 06, 2016 02:14 PM (lKyWE)
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Well, it takes all kinds. I couldn't care less about professional sports because of the money factor. Some pitcher or whatever comes to my town after playing in two other towns; there's no loyalty between me and him whatsoever. Who's kidding who about the instant mutual love affair? Congratulations on your business decision, hope it works out for you.

Oh, and the proxy wars, I want to beat the Chinese now, especially since they're cheating like East German swimmers.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 02:27 PM (5o5ek)

340 Well, it takes all kinds. I couldn't care less about professional sports because of the money factor. Some pitcher or whatever comes to my town after playing in two other towns; there's no loyalty between me and him whatsoever. Who's kidding who about the instant mutual love affair? Congratulations on your business decision, hope it works out for you.

Oh, and the proxy wars, I want to beat the Chinese now, especially since they're cheating like East German swimmers.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 02:27 PM (5o5ek)


I know other cities have similar experiences, but here in St. Louis we do sorta expect some amount of loyalty from the players who come here. If you earn it from the fans, it WILL stay with you the rest of your career.

David Freese is with the Pirates now, and every time he came to the plate in St. Louis this year, he got a standing ovation.


Jason Heyward, on the other hand, was roundly booed.


There are still Rams players, including Kurt Warner, and several members of the team that won the Super Bowl here who are still loyal to the city, and it causes some amount of frustration/sadness for them that their team, and the league, are the ones who are heartless bastards, who care about nothing but money.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 06, 2016 02:34 PM (Pz4pT)

341 Many also believe they are the only people who have ever been slaves.
Posted by: MAx at August 06, 2016 02:24 PM (0uuiT)

They also refuse to recognize that people come to America--fleeing actual slavery and they work as many menial low paying jobs as it takes to pay rent and put food on the table---all while seeing that their children get a good education and a better life.

I do feel sorry for the Black people who try to get their children into better schools only to be blocked by the education industry and its lobbyists/unions. I feel even sorrier for the ones who get their children an education only to watch them die from gang violence in their neighborhoods.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 06, 2016 02:35 PM (kXoT0)

342 Hi all. Pet thread is Nood and up and running.
Hope you'll join us to admire the Moronanimals.

Posted by: L, Elle, wearing black, mourning Maetenloch's departure at August 06, 2016 02:41 PM (6IPEM)

343
I know other cities have similar experiences, but here in St. Louis we do sorta expect some amount of loyalty from the players who come here. If you earn it from the fans, it WILL stay with you the rest of your career.

David Freese is with the Pirates now, and every time he came to the plate in St. Louis this year, he got a standing ovation.
------------------------

"St. Louis is great! They offered me a million dollars more than Miami!!! They are 9.8% better than Miami!"

Getting a standing O from an opposing team's audience is another example of why I don't get it. A businessman relocated for financial reasons. So.... hurray?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 06, 2016 02:49 PM (5o5ek)

344 Suggestion: They're flakes. So approach their flakiness with flake.

"I'm trying to get you to face up to the damage your position does to truth, to beauty and to goodness.

*Change subject. Smile. Retain charm* Would you like another drink?"

In conversation you'll rarely get an American to say, "I see you have a fine point there. You changed my opinion."

Rather, you get full argumentation to the bitter end of discussion.

Then in two weeks you will notice your unique vocabulary repeated, recognized because you struggled somewhat to contrive it, such as "hot as hippo balls in high summer" as if that idea is their own. As if it were not you who expressed that. As if you won't recognize your own unique phrasing.

Posted by: bour3 at August 06, 2016 02:49 PM (cyVTQ)

345 Of course, Black live matter
http://www.wsmv.com/story/32693535/41-charged-in-tbi-human-trafficking-sting-operation-in-nashville

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 06, 2016 02:57 PM (ZeR6X)

346 Jacque' on Brazil's team is hot, but her serve sucks.

Off to work.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 06, 2016 03:08 PM (qKX5A)

347 >>>100
Leo: From king of the world to king of the dad bod. The editorializing for each pic it pretty awesome.
http://tinyurl.com/h7yl4yw
Posted by: Joanne at August 06, 2016 11:52 AM (hgBpU)

Ha!

Posted by: m at August 06, 2016 03:08 PM (gfJWV)

348
243 Equality was the main goal for French and Russian Revolutions
Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 12:53 PM (bksJQ)


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No. Social justice was their goal.

Posted by: Soona at August 06, 2016 05:05 PM (Fmupd)

349 People think the Olympics opening ceremony looked a bit like a giant vagina



http://preview.tinyurl.com/hz8k4gw

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 12:38 PM (mBYZv)

So does that thing on the corner of the borg cube that muslims worship, if you play nice and give the 'correct' answers on your rorschach ink blot test.
I thought it was modeled on your average car tire (last pic on the linked article). Turning on the red food lights doesn't change the wide angle view much.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 06, 2016 06:00 PM (P/kVC)

350 I linked this last night in the ONT but it seems like this is another appropriate thread for it.

A site for 'People of Color' to request financial or other aid from white people:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jkst5sz

Because apparently billions of taxpayer dollars since the 1960s hasn't been enough.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 06, 2016 06:14 PM (IdCqF)

351 #345

Interesting list of names, including a 22 year old named Xaviera cited for prostitution. Have to wonder about the parents who chose to give her that notorious name. Were they surprised by her career choice?

Posted by: Epobirs at August 06, 2016 06:20 PM (IdCqF)

352 The whole racket is un-Constitutional under the Equal Protection clause. You can't fix history on the backs of the living--all you can do inflict more discrimination.

In California, Hispanics outnumber whites, yet have preferences, affirmative action and set-asides. There's a name for that when the largest racial group has preferences written into law;

"Jim Crow".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 06, 2016 06:46 PM (Ndje9)

353

In California, Hispanics outnumber whites, yet
have preferences, affirmative action and set-asides. There's a name for
that when the largest racial group has preferences written into law;



"Jim Crow".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 06, 2016 06:46 PM (Ndje9)

That's what it's been about all along. Read the demands from BLM. It's basically a new set of Jim Crow laws, but this time the whites will be playing the oppressed. Color blind is just yet another failed conservative principle, since nobody wanted to play except stupid white people.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 06, 2016 07:37 PM (3bdqw)

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