Christina Hoff Sommers,

The [feminist philosophy] movement also ignores the finding — consistently documented by a large empirical literature — that, on average, men have stronger interests in investigative and theoretical pursuits and women stronger preferences for social and artistic pursuits… These are just group tendencies of course, and we should be careful not to over-generalise, but they are pronounced and persistent… Yet when the New York Times invited five feminist philosophers to discuss the gender gap [in philosophy] in 2013, not one even entertained the possibility that women might tend to find other subjects more interesting. Instead, the group talked exclusively about things like male privilege, harassment, and stereotypes…

Philosophy departments are not biased against women in hiring. There may be fewer women interested enough in philosophy to pursue it as a career, but those who do are more likely to get hired. According to a study by the American Philosophical Association, between 2012 and 2015, other things being equal, female PhDs were 65% more likely than men to find a permanent academic job within two years of graduating. And look at the APA itself. Over the past 5 years, more than half of its divisional presidents have been women. For 2016, women hold all the top positions. It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women.

Why is it that feminists must always assume that men and women are the same?   Of course, the flip side of that coin is that any differences in pay or other stats must be attributable to the Evil Patriarchy.

On the outside, men and women are different.  They have different sizes and shapes.  Of course, there is the difference in hormones.  It makes a difference.  Just get into a pen with a bull and a cow, and insist that all bovine are the same.  Then there are all of differences that have been encompassed in the various culture’s wisdom passed through the ages.

Why are they so stubborn in the face of obvious evidence?  It is the cat out of the bag problem.  Once one acknowledges that there might be differences, then the question(s) become, what are the differences and how pronounced are they?  Feminists might believe that such discussions could be flattering to them; but then again, maybe not.

Here is a challenge to Feminists, how about doing just that.  Acknowledge differences.  Let people understand themselves.  Surely a model that better describes reality is better than one that tries to shoe-horn reality into its dogma.  May the best model win.  How about it?

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103 comments on “Differences
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    They don’t want equality. They want superiority and dominance. Anything that helps them to that goal will be used.

    A while back, Christina Hoff Sommers signed a petition protesting the treatment of Michelle Fields by Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Video proved Field’s accusation to be complete bunk. Has Christina Hoff Sommers apologized for that?


  2. Yoda says:

    Christina Hoff Sommers also triggered Triggly Puff she did.
    Entertaining this was

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Supporting false accusers is something I have come to expect from Jessica Valenti, not Christian Hoff Sommers. It would have restored faith had she admitted to a mistake once the video came out. I don’t think that she has. Therefore, she stands by it.

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  4. Yoda says:

    The truth set people free it would.
    Men and women similar they are
    And different they would be
    Not so hard to acknowledge this is

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  5. Ame says:

    Yoda says:
    3 August, 2016 at 1:23 am
    The truth set people free it would.

    – – – – – – – –

    in the words of The Ton,


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  6. Yoda says:

    If understand that different men and women are,
    then rigging the system in favor of women as above unjustified it would be.

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  7. Moi says:

    Because it it about special rights, not equal rights.

    In order to have equal rights, well, you’d have to be equal! lol

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I found this on Judgybitch. It’ here just for grins.

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  9. Yoda says:

    Need special treatment because the same women and men are?
    Or Need special treatment women do because different they are?
    Very different I am.
    Green I would be.
    Much special treatment due me it is

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  10. Yoda says:

    Glorious Patriarch Gloriously Absent He Is.


  11. Yoda says:

    You’ve read about bears in dumpsters looking for a snack, but here’s a bear on a dumpster truck! La Cueva volunteer firefighter Caleb Johnson caught video of the bear catching a ride in Los Alamos, New Mexico. You can imagine how confused the bear felt when his huge dumpster find started moving. Someone suggested the truck driver back up to a tree, and when he did, the bear took the opportunity to move to a more familiar space. After the truck left, the bear scampered off across the canyon


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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Good video that was.
    humans be sensible. Bears be sensible. Things end well for all.

    Little accommodation you need.
    Feminists much accommodation they need.
    Not sure how much of it is necessary.


  13. Yoda says:

    Notice in the video that the garbage workers men they were.
    Perhaps women push for equality here they should


  14. Yoda says:

    Narrative important it is.
    Always stick with the narrative one must.
    No matter how incoherent it is


  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Not very popular among women a job of a garbage worker it is.

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  16. Yoda says:

    Big Hoop earrings dangerous for a garbage worker they might be

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A definite job hazard they would make.
    A great mental graphic image you set.


  18. True, funny how women aren’t demanding an equal number of jobs like garbage worker. Nobody complains about that glass ceiling. Maybe make garbage workers should push for it? Except they know thre’d still do most of the yuck work and heavy lifting so probably best to stick w the status quo?

    Men and women are different. I don’t know why that’s so taboo to say. In fact it’s the differences that make us interested in each other! Or maybe that’s sexist? The women’s studies profs would not be pleased… Lol!

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  19. Male not make, oops!


  20. Trump on Ryan, “I’m just not there yet.” Lol. That’s funny stuff!

    Some people have no sense of humor! (What did they expect???)


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  21. This is interesting, several mental health experts saying T is not crazy, he’s crazy like a fox!

    I’d be curious what his Meyers Briggs type is…


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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This election will be the worst one ever. It’ll make the one between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson look cordial.


  23. Fuzzie I agree, I have been following it all pretty closely. I am not sure where it’s all going but I am impressed that T has managed to do what few could, launch right past the puppet masters and become the nominee — both the Ds and the Rs don’t seem to know what to make of it!

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  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is pretty amazing. I never would have thought that he would have made it this far, having no political experience.Also, that no came out of the woodwork to spare us from Hillary is a shock too.,

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  25. Yoda says:

    Notwithstanding his war-hero son’s genuinely patriotic example, Khizr M. Khan has published papers supporting the supremacy of Islamic law over “man-made” Western law — including the very Constitution he championed in his Democratic National Convention speech attacking GOP presidential nod Donald Trump.



  26. Yoda says:

    NBC News has stealth-edited an Andrea Mitchell segment where she called Bill Clinton’s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick “discredited,” deleting the line entirely, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.



  27. https://archive.is/CvtzY

    “washingtonpost.com > Metro > Virginia
    Pr. William Parents Mourn Son Killed in Iraq
    Army Captain Who Died in Bombing Loved Being an Officer but Questioned the War, Father Says
    By Michele Clock
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, June 10, 2004; Page A15
    One day after their son was killed by a car bomb in Iraq, the parents of a 27-year-old soldier who grew up in Silver Spring said yesterday that while he loved the military, he had deep doubts about the war.

    Army Capt. Humayun Saqib Khan of the Germany-based, 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, died Tuesday. He was among a group of soldiers preparing to inspect a vehicle outside the gate of a coalition base near Baqubah about 8 a.m. when a car blew up, according to a news release from the 1st Infantry Division’s public affairs office.
    Khan, who was an ordnance officer, was killed along with two Iraqi civilians. Ten soldiers and six Iraqi citizens were wounded in the explosion, the release said.
    Khan was born in the United Arab Emirates and grew up in Silver Spring. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1996 and the University of Virginia in 2000, his parents, Khizr M. and Ghazala Khan, said last night at their home in Bristow in the western end of Prince William County.
    Their son joined ROTC as a college student, signing up for a four-year stint in the Army in part to pay for law school, they said. His tour of duty was to be up last month, but it was extended indefinitely because of the war. He was stationed at Vilseck, Germany, and was sent to Iraq in February.
    Khan once said he “could not think of anything but being an Army officer,” said his father, a 53-year-old lawyer.
    The elder Khan summed up comments his son had made over the phone and in correspondence from Iraq. “He said, ‘This is a mess, why are we here? This is such chaos. We should be coming home instead of being here,’ ” the father recalled.
    But, Khan said, his son “was being a soldier, meaning he was following the orders, being truthful to his word.”
    His son was “lively,” Khan said, “and always made sure his company was laughing.” He loved to play basketball, read and write, and he was very close to his two brothers, their parents said.
    © 2004 The Washington Post Company”


  28. Yoda says:

    Wonder if the philosophers laugh at all of the female promotions I do.
    Perhaps “be philosophical” about it they are

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  29. Yoda says:

    It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women.

    But see it they do.
    When notice that the emporer has no clothes they will?
    Or perhaps if they notice, work up the courage to say so they might?

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  30. Yoda says:

    Wonder how brainwashed young men about this they are I do.
    Wonder how brainwashed young women about this they are I do.
    How much difference there would be?

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  31. SFC Ton says:

    Trump? Amazing because he got this far with no political experience?
    Hell look how little experience obama had….. look how much experience hildeabest has….

    I think political experience is a liability with a large number of voters

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  32. Spawny Get says:

    I watched the Amazon series ‘Braindead’ yesterday…surprisingly okay. Could go a long way towards explaining politicians in general and democrat voters. Trump not included.


  33. Spawny Get says:

    two and a half hours long though, I might have to pencil it in for tomorrow

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  34. SFC Ton says:

    As I think on it, wasn’t a lack of experience part of the obama sell? I was down range for that so I don’t want to testify on that one but I seem to recall it was. That somehow he hadn’t been in Washington long enough to be corrupted or some such

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    “That somehow he hadn’t been in Washington long enough to be corrupted or some such”
    To be fair, his claimed lack of previous corruption doesn’t show. He did alright.



  36. Yoda says:

    Likes to open her mouth wide Hillary does


  37. Spawny Get says:

    RIP Harambe. You magnificent beast.

    Smart too


  38. mgtowhorseman says:



    Twofer. Lesigh.

    One commenter summed it up. Kids have no way of connecting besides electronic so how does charm come thru? So it defaults to what the media allows…visuals and short text. Then the couple meets and they both have the social skills of a toddler…and the babyskin of one re taking offence.

    Japan should forget money to incent babies. Show them…
    this is a girl
    this is a boy
    this thing is called talking…

    The last child born please turn out the lights.

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  39. SFC Ton says:

    Nice find Horseman…. well the one about 200k swipes.

    The other was more spoiled brat/ princess hissy fit about actions having consequences

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  40. thedeti says:

    Yeah ok. The 200K swiper has two problems:

    1. He’s a 31 year old software engineer. STEM nerd, no game.

    2. Went on 150 first dates. Spent total of $6,000 on those dates. $40 per date. In the Bay area, that’s a couple hours of drinking.

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  41. SFC Ton says:

    He’s most likely a jib-jib too but the overall data was Intresting.

    Headline is an oversell though


  42. mgtowhorseman says:

    so? 1? 2? 3? generations before extinction?

    between no birth rates
    no men to work the power lines to keep the lights on
    vr coming soon to further degrade social skills
    and the rise of the landwhale of both sexes

    people gonna be alone in the dark eating the last twinky asking where’d my porn/50 shades go?

    why MRAs or a political/social movement solution is impossible.

    people wont change their ways to stop climate change that will literally fry/drown/starve them, ya think they gonna change to get hunky mchandyman/nawalt princess? Nah.

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  43. BuenaVista says:

    Comments to the …so I dumped him! story are fun.

    1. Run away, dude.

    2. How dare you! I’m a Strong Virtuous Woman and I’m offended!

    3. I’m a white knight will you boff me instead?

    One guy had the situational awareness to ask if her squeeze box was already ‘partied out.’. There’s your wing man.

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    One guy had the situational awareness to ask if her squeeze box was already ‘partied out.’. There’s your wing man.

    Pure BV awesomeness right thar

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    Of course no one changes their behavior regarding climate change, no one buys into that bullshit

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  46. Ame says:

    Spawny … that’s hilarious and so true!

    okay … so here’s the boyz story of the week.

    my daughter’s first babysitter all those many years ago now has five kids of her own – 2 girls, then 3 boys. the boys are all preschoolers … or the oldest maybe kinder this year. anyway … same age group.

    the oldest peed in a mason jar and dared the youngest to drink it. youngest drank it.

    all i could think of … payback someday will definitely be a bitch!

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  47. BuenaVista says:

    I had a very, very quiet biology teacher in high school. He drove a pickup with a canoe often strapped to the top. I was a very, very quiet boy in high school and he took an interest in me and we would go canoeing from time to time. Not that we talked.

    He was a Marine in WWII and worked his way up the island hopping thing. Many of those islands lacked water.

    Each year he would leave the classroom and return with a jar of urine, which he would drink, noting that he learned this in the Pacific.


  48. Ame says:

    okay … i know that’s a survival thing … but it still gives me the hibbie jibbies!

    thank God for Marines! i have utmost respect for those guys.


  49. SFC Ton says:

    Surrival? Hardly. Marines are into weird shit like drinking piss, screwing goats and little boys in sailor suits


  50. BuenaVista says:

    It amazes me that mature women have no idea that their anatomy changes. If some dude showed up at party time with a floppy four incher, instead of what he had at 25, they’d notice. But we’re not supposed to notice, or MISOGYNIST CREEP!


  51. Ame says:

    well, okay then, Ton. apparently i was misinformed to believe all branches of the military were valuable?! 🙂

    since i have somewhere in my lifetime been misled … please do inform me on The Ton’s breakdown of the branches of our US Military 🙂

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  52. Yoda says:

    American media has been noticeably silent about the Molotov cocktail firebombing of a bus in Paris last week by a large gang which yelled ‘Allah Akbar.’


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  53. Yoda says:

    Jedis they are not

    A battle over government, religion, and Star Wars is brewing in Australia. The country will hold their national census on August 9 and a group of people is begging their fellow citizens to not put “Jedi” down as their religion.


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  54. Speaking of differences and how we got from there to here this was interesting…



  55. And you guys know you are just making that terrorist stuff up! The world has never been safer!

    (Sadly paraphrasing H and O.)

    They just yell that stuff too, it has nothing to do with their religous beliefs.

    (Not! Another whopper they tell!)

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  56. You all go to bed too early! Lol.

    Probably best, imagine the conversations and over sharing that would ensue otherwise (worse than already!) 🙂

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  57. molly says:

    It’s only 9:00 pm Thursday where I am!


  58. molly says:

    No oversharing ensues Hah hah
    I don’t know any to overshare except a wheelee on my bike or biffing a iceream at a PPP!

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  59. molly says:

    1962 Norton Manx 500


  60. Spawny Get says:

    10:14am here…waiting on a delivery of shelving so I can pacify the garage…wish me luck.

    Anyone seen the Cat in the Hat recently?

    Also, are you fixed yet?

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  61. molly says:

    Most dangerous track, greatest old bike. Norton Manx 500 at Isle of Man. Watch him haul in the other bike!


  62. Spawny Get says:

    it’s got trainer stabilisers at the back…must be for gurls!


  63. molly says:

    Yes I am fixed tho not like your cat! I hope you had it fixed if it’s a female. heh

    I am learning to use one arm. The other arm and legs are good. You are good too I hope?

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  64. Spawny Get says:

    The fabulous part of the programme that I linked to yesterday


  65. Spawny Get says:

    Some woman keeps beating me up* so my flexibility is improving. QL is currently giving me gyp but definitely loosening up. She has to work hard to hit my pain limits lately (as in limits of what I can hide from her…pain is gain, I want fast progress)

    (*masseuse actually prefers that I not use this terminology)

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  66. Spawny Get says:

    The Milo clip is good…the SCBBC luvvies are getting a severe kicking to their nadgers narrative.

    Liked by 1 person

  67. Spawny Get says:

    Take care of yourself, you. Not happy to hear of ‘getting used to’, you’re too young for that.

    Love Unca Spawny

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  68. Spawny Get says:

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  69. Spawny Get says:

    Reported in the lying cunt media as

    spot the difference?

    Cheer up though. The Independent used to be a printed newspaper, it recently went online only. They’re dying, one useless lying rag at a time.

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  70. Spawny Get says:

    It seems that stabbing where the innocent old lady repeatedly ran at that innocent knife wasn’t terrorism. It was another incident down to mental health issues. Behold the NHS rapid response squad

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  71. SFC Ton says:

    I pulled the front wheel of the ground last night in the rain. Not my best moment but what the hell folks said it looked cool

    Liked by 1 person

  72. molly says:

    Wo.. training wheels on a racing bike? Mock not the Manx 500 UncaS! LOL

    I’m glad I listened to Milo interviewed on the radio. The MSN *is* to blame.

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  73. Spawny Get says:

    A comment of mine from yesterday, the whole programme

    With added Milo.

    The Summer of 2016 – Moral Maze

    As someone once said ‘Whoever you vote for the government wins’. Whether we thought it was a conspiracy or not we’ve got used to the idea that something we called the establishment ran societies like ours. No longer. From Brexit voters agreeing with Michael Gove that we shouldn’t listen to experts, to Donald Trump supporters relishing the hostility to their man of every part of the American establishment or Jeremy Corbyn supporters rejecting conventional wisdom about what is needed to win elections: everywhere it appears the conventional, the expert, the elite, the establishment view is on the defensive. For some this is a brave new world of openness, activism and renewal. For others it’s a post-factual world of populism, extremism and damage. Is the establishment dying? Is this the assertion of the independent-minded? A welcome jolt for a complacent ruling class? A time of renewal? Or a brainless twitch by people bored with issues and complexity, ushering in a host of dangerous isms – populism, extremism, nationalism. “The Summer of 2016” – should we cheer, worry, or despair? The Moral Maze


    Should work globally

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  74. BuenaVista says:

    At the track you remove center and side stands. The Manx is sporting a cambered wheel stand. You slide the stand under the axle nuts, step down on the rear frame, and the bike rotates up.


  75. Yoda says:

    It was a fairly minor scene in the grand theater of the Democratic National convention, but the appearance of actress, producer, and millennial feminist icon Lena Dunham raised a few eyebrows, especially when Dunham introduced herself as a “sexual assault survivor.”



  76. Yoda says:

    Perhaps bored he was

    An American woman has been stabbed to death by a man of Somali origin as part of a knife rampage that also left five people injured.

    The unidentified 19-year-old attacked passers-by – seemingly at random – in London’s Russell Square on Wednesday night.



  77. Spawny Get says:

    “At the track you remove center and side stands”

    I’m not utterly sure that this was triggered by me, but…in my defence…I was knowingly taking the piss.

    Also, “Wo.. training wheels on a racing bike? Mock not the Manx 500 UncaS! LOL”, The Molls knew it.

    No harm done either way, I’m just saying.


  78. Yoda says:

    “The FBI’s 302 interviews with Cincinnati IRS employees reveal that the agency adopted a series of policies assuring that Tea Party and other conservative group tax exempt applications would not be approved before the November 2012 presidential election,” according to a statement from Judicial Watch.



  79. Spawny Get says:

    “An American woman has been stabbed to death by a man of Somali origin as part of a knife rampage that also left five people injured.”

    No, no, no!

    He was a Norwegian. Born in *mumbles* Somalia *end mumbles* admittedly, but Norwegian.

    — more seriously —

    And sorry that it happened to a visitor. It’d be bad enough if it were a Brit, but it’s worse when it’s a welcome guest.


  80. Yoda says:

    Always wide open mouth she has.
    Wonder why this is I do

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  81. BuenaVista says:

    Sorry Spawny. Was up all night. Should have been obvious. I was daydreaming on my aborted career racing vintage twins (Guzzis). I sucked, I stopped. Crashed anyway.

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  82. Spawny Get says:


    BREAKING NEWS: The £500,000-a-year New Zealand judge RESIGNS as head of child abuse inquiry
    Dame Lowell Goddard has resigned as head of child sex abuse inquiry
    She is the third person to quit as head of the inquiry set up two years ago
    New Zealand judge admitted she was unfamiliar with British law
    She was on £360,000 basic salary but spent 70 days abroad or on holiday


    useless, just as you said last year.


  83. Spawny Get says:

    No problem, BV.

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  84. Cill says:

    spawny, Theresa May made the appointment purely because the appointee is non-white and female. Goddard, who was rated 63rd out of 63 by court lawyers in the 2014 survey of New Zealand judges, accepted the appointment for a ride on the gravy train.

    Me at 24 May, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I rest my case.

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  85. Spawny Get says:

    because toonz


  86. Spawny Get says:

    Cill, yes ‘Theresa May’s impeccabubble judgement on show once again.

    Liked by 1 person

  87. Spawny Get says:

    Cill email sent re. Goddard

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  88. Ame says:

    for Our Glorious Patriarch, Spawny … because, well … just because …

    (a fb friend posted a video of her husband playing w/this so had to look it up just for Spawny!)

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  89. mgtowhorseman says:

    Clint for POTUS.

    Liked by 1 person

  90. Spawny Get says:

    Ame, I had some of that as a kid… good times.

    Liked by 1 person

  91. Ame says:

    i had never heard of it before! and i thought it was a new product on the market! lol!

    Liked by 1 person

  92. Spawny Get says:

    Mine was probably radioactive and had a clockwork mechanism, this new one’s likely using LEDs and running on atomic nimh batteries and Android 6.1…probably



  93. I had some but it was called “slime.” Loved that stuff! Then came slime w plastic eyeballs, brains, other weird stuff, even better! Until you drop it on the ground in the dirt and there’s all sorts of stuff stuck to it, then it was time for new slime! Lol.

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