When It Has To Get Done


From here,

In the movie The Godfather, there’s a scene where Don Corleone is giving Michael some advice about life. He says, “I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.” It’s a great line and it was true for most of human existence. The role of males in society has always exposed them to the greater risk. That and male competition has often been for keeps. When the stakes are high the room for error is smaller so men have always had to be the less reckless of the sexes.

Yes indeed.  Men need to be more careful.  And not only that, they are expected to take greater risks.  Well, ideally they take risks in a calculated careful manner.  This is all foreign to modern girls/women; for they have never had to live it.  It starts when being boys, and it never really ends.  In the work world, typically it is the fellas who are expected to make things work and to get things done.

We live in a soft age where women run most things so that means we live in a careless age as well.

Women are not always precisely in charge, often she is officially in charge, while there are men who make sure the stuff actually happens.  And then, there are cases when nobody really cares too much if stuff actually gets done, or if things actually work  (think academia)

All sorts of silly and ridiculous things are indulged because the margin for error seems endless.

But will this always be true?  Is this indulgence living on borrowed time (and money)?  After the war, when the US had the only real productive economy in the world, these indulgences gradually worked their way into the system.  But now they are sapping life from the economy, and there is competition everywhere in the world.

You can make up a bunch of silly diversity rules, for example, on the college campus, because little serious work is done on the college campus. Most of what is done is busy work. In the areas where serious work is done, like the hard sciences, you see very little of the PC nonsense we associate with the academy.

But of course, hard sciences need to actually model the real world, not pretend ones.  Indulging academics, NGOs, Foundations, Non-Profits, etc. to live in a fantasy world is just not a plan for long term success.

That’s a pretty good measure to keep in mind. In any area where you see lots of PC jaclassery, you can be sure that most of the work is unimportant. Of course, the opposite is true as well. In Silicon Valley, for example, work has to get done and the work is challenging, so they don’t waste a ton of time on counting colors and vaginas in the work force.

Actually I think they do count them, at least a little bit.  Probably they are put in jobs that they can do adequately, for keeping the roster balanced is important everywhere.

That’s the thing about modern liberalism. Identity politics cannot survive contact with reality. That’s because it is the ultimate luxury item. It can be indulged only where the consequences are of no consequence. The Federal government can have a workforce that ticks all the boxes on the diversity scorecard, because no one actually wants the government to do anything. Having a collection of incompetent people at a government agency goes unnoticed so they can fill it up with diversity hires.

I just love that line: Identity politics cannot survive contact with reality.  That is why with Trump’s inauguration here, and the fruits of identity group politics being exposed, that all stops are being unleashed to defend the indefensible.

Here is another person who says what I have repeatedly said: That’s because it is the ultimate luxury item.  Normally the purchasers of luxury items consciously buy that luxury item.  Society has only been somewhat aware of these purchases in the past, and people are now making clear to all that it is truly a luxury being purchased.  Naturally enough, people are noticing the subpar good for the premium price, and recoiling.  It is unclear where all of this will lead.

While the futurists promise us a future where all the required work is done by AI robots, so we can enjoy the long overdue flying cars and jet-packs, that’s not now. In the present, the hard work of keeping society going still needs to be done by competent people. Ask anyone who hires for a living and they will tell you that the demand for competence outstrips the supply in just about every field. That means wherever real work gets done, diversity can never be a top priority, so it will not be a top priority.

This article is just full of great lines.  Here is some more: In the present, the hard work of keeping society going still needs to be done by competent people. Ask anyone who hires for a living and they will tell you that the demand for competence outstrips the supply in just about every field.  Does anybody want to dispute this?  Bueller?  And why are there not enough competent people?  There are many reasons. but a large one is probably this: competence is not rewarded enough, while at the same time, non-competence factors are.

Reality. It is the thing that does not go away when you stop believing in it.

All lefties should take that line to heart.  But they won’t.

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161 comments on “When It Has To Get Done
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Perhaps this is one reason Hillary should not have been President

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  2. I spent 20 years as a recruiter and as an ops manager.
    Truer words were never spoken.

    Competence supply is at a minimum. Largely because of incentives. I get rewarded for being a pc kiss ass. I get slapped for asking if our patients are getting better.

    Trump will spotlight this and the coming need to service the crumbling infrastructure will raise the call for someone to fix it.

    But it takes 5000 hours to get competent in anything assuming you are actually training asnd learning. Not much good when you need that bridge or levy replaced now after that bad storm.

    Oh but not to worry. There is an app for air traffic control right? Philosophy majors can run the train switchyards if they think they can! Hey weld that oil pipeline, sure pass me the flame thingy!

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  3. Wednesday is happy hump day

    Today is Happy Trump Day.

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  4. Yoda says:

    Who would have thought that incentives matter they do?

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I have to agree with Horseman. It is as if men are deliberately being disincentivized. If you care, they will find a way to make you go crazy. I have to wonder if it will be regretted when it is seen for what it is?

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  6. Yoda says:

    More than 200 people were arrested Friday amid protests and rioting in Washington, D.C., police said.

    Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference that officers had taken at least 217 people into custody after some Inauguration Day protests turned chaotic.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/315402-police-arrest-at-least-217-during-inauguration-day-protests

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I think the jails in DC are going to fill up. Two hundred today and a women’s march scheduled for tomorrow.

    They got to dance. YAY!

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  8. Ok new term (not to be disrespectful)

    FLILF
    First Lady…..ILF

    JESUS!! That white dress.

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  9. Hey and its a whatchamacallit…same backwards as forwards!!

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I hope that Melania never even thinks about wearing a pantsuit. No one wants to be reminded even though she will rock a gunny sack.

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  11. Yes. I am going to hell. Yes I am.

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  12. Oh and Ivana….poster child for bad frivorce decisions….

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  13. Yoda says:

    Off track we are

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    From the photo at 3:36am, I think that they like each other. That is comforting.

    Yes, we did get a little off track. “Good looking” and “First Lady” haven’t gone together since 1963.

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  15. Yoda says:

    Seems that Republican First Couples actually like each other they do.
    Democrats– Not so much

    Wonder why this is I do

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  16. Yoda says:

    If Putin attended the inauguration he did,
    wonder if wear a shirt he would have

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  17. Yoda says:

    Wonder what Moe’s opinion of the Sheila in blue is I do

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I think that Hillary had had a huge impact on people’s perceptions.
    I saw something recently on all the First Ladies. Barbara Bush was startling in photos of her in her youth. Not exactly Miss America but attractive. As long as we’ve seen her, she has played the “matron” to the hilt.

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  19. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    To answer for Moe, does she smell like pickelets?

    I think Vladimir Putin would have been more welcome than Hillary.
    That was an incredible gaffe. Better had Bill come stag.

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  20. Yoda says:

    Two helicopters, an FBI bomb squad and riot police have been deployed at the University of Washington to control violent left-wing protesters before one of MILO’s final talks of the ‘Dangerous Faggot Tour.’

    http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/01/20/riot-police-helicopters-called-milo-event/

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Thanks for the “heads up” about Milo. Not much has been said about him in the last few months and I presumed all was well. I presumed wrong. I hope that law enforcement comes down on these stinkers like a ton of bricks. Even if it is only the threat of bombs, they should be punished as if they had them. They would use them if they could.

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The Thinking Housewife’s post on Obama. It is charty goodness.
    http://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp/2017/01/thanks-obama-5/

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  23. SFC Ton says:

    The God Father is a great fictional masculine role model

    Trump won on identity politics

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  24. SFC Ton says:

    Trump salutes like he means it

    That’s good to see

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    As a furriner it looked like Trump’s identity was ‘American’. And the leftoids just can’t believe that ‘American’ is a massively appealing identity for Americans. They’re insane.

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  26. Spawny Get says:

    Nigel Farage will be made ‘unofficial adviser’ to Donald Trump, close ally says at glittering party overlooking White House – [article contains excerpt from Nigel’s party speech ]

    “Nigel Farage will be made a “close but unofficial adviser” to Donald Trump after he enters the White House, a key ally of the new president has said.
    Phil Bryant, the Governor of Mississippi, made the comments at a party thrown for Mr Farage on the top floor of the five star Hay Adams hotel overlooking the White House on Thursday night.
    The news will cause consternation in Downing Street which has repeatedly tried to downplay the significance of Mr Farage to Mr Trump, describing him as an “irrelevance”. “

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/20/nigel-farage-trumps-win-part-world-revolution/

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  27. SFC Ton says:

    American is code for middle class working class White dudes, and the umc/ uc who are a generation or two away from middle class roots.

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  28. Spawny Get says:

    Don’t forget the many wimminz marches today

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  29. SFC Ton says:

    The upper crust sorts are embarrassed by Americanism, most non Whites, jews etc don’t really identity themselves that way too

    Some blacks do, more taco benders do, especially the more aware and rural ones but it’s mostly code for old school White dude

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  30. Yoda says:

    Don’t forget the many wimminz marches today

    Inclusive they are not

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  31. Yoda says:

    For all the criticisms President Donald Trump receives for being a so called narcissist, critics will be unable to point to anything he said in speech as evidence of their claims.

    President Donald Trump only referred to himself 3 times in the speech that contained 1,433 words.

    President Trump referred to “we” an astonishing 45 times as he begins the healing process of a nation that is deeply divided as a result of the prior administration.

    President Trump also referred to “you”, the people of the United States, 24 times as he made is message loud and clear: Washington is changing and the power is going back to the people.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/trump-referred-3-times-speech-45-times-24-times/

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    President Donald J. Trump has restored the bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office during his first day as president.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/21/trump-restores-churchill-bust-oval-office-first-day-president/

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    Many Jacksonians came to believe that the American establishment was no longer reliably patriotic, with “patriotism” defined as an instinctive loyalty to the well-being and values of Jacksonian America. And they were not wholly wrong, by their lights. Many Americans with cosmopolitan sympathies see their main ethical imperative as working for the betterment of humanity in general. Jacksonians locate their moral community closer to home, in fellow citizens who share a common national bond. If the cosmopolitans see Jacksonians as backward and chauvinistic, Jacksonians return the favor by seeing the cosmopolitan elite as near treasonous—people who think it is morally questionable to put their own country, and its citizens, first.

    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/01/20/the-jacksonian-revolt/

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    Yesterday at the Trump Inauguration Hillary Clinton was spotted with her mysterious Handler. During the election numerous pictures were identified of Hillary with this strange person, referred to as her ‘Handler’. However, the Clinton campaign never addressed who this man was leading many to suspect that he was some sort of medical doctor or aide present to assist with Hillary with some unknown health issues.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/hillarys-mysterious-handler-still-by-her-side/

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    The person of interest in the near-fatal shooting at the MILO protest at the University of Washington has turned himself in, according to the Seattle Police Department.

    http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/01/21/suspect-milo-protest-shooting-custody/

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  36. Spawny Get says:

    It’s all going Pete Tong for the Merkin. How about Donald tells her to sort out the EU regards BREXIT, grow the fuck up out of her golobalist creed and deal with the US like adults too?

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/757108/Desperate-Merkel-begs-President-Donald-Trump-revive-EU-trade-deal-scrapping-TTIP

    No fucking TTIP, no putting corporations in control of states.

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    As Reuters notes, relations with the United States, Germany’s biggest trading partner, are likely to be a hot topic in electioneering in coming months leading to a general election in September. And in the aftermath of the Trump speech, which defined Trump’s “negotiating baseline”, Merkel will have no choice but admit weakness in accepting compromises with a man who has criticized her decision in 2015 to throw open Germany’s borders to asylum seekers fleeing wars and conflicts, and has said he believes other countries will leave the EU after Britain and that the NATO military alliance was obsolete.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-21/german-press-was-no-presidential-speech-was-declaration-war

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    THOUSANDS of anti-Trump protesters were shocked in Sydney after someone paid to have the new US President’s name written above them in the sky.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/757079/Donald-Trump-protests-latest-Sydney-London-Washington-womens-rights-march

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  39. Spawny Get says:

    They’re building an EU army which I DO NOT LIKE. I like the NATO effect of moderating (in theory at least) the excesses in Europe and in the States. I do not consider Trump to be a concern (an improvement on the past and the alternative), but the EU also helped the neocon aggression against the Ukraine. An unnecessary (IMHO) escalation in tensions between Russia and the West.

    Just an opinion

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    So what exactly are the women protesting?

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  41. Spawny Get says:

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    Farm Boy perhaps they were just jealous of the deserved attention that the Trumpenreich were getting yesterday. They were just channelling their inner attention-ho while they had a chance

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    So they are complaining but can’t articulate the problem.

    I wonder how often this happens…

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  44. Farm Boy says:

    Ashley Judd lowers the tone at star-studded DC women’s march by reading poem claiming Trump has ‘wet dreams’ about Ivanka ‘his favorite sex symbol’ and comparing him to HITLER

    If that is all that they have….

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4142950/Thousands-women-head-Washington-protest-Trump.html

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  45. Spawny Get says:

    A wet dream about one’s wife would seem superfluous…but surely a great sign on the health of the sexual relationship within the marriage?

    Perhaps Ashley’s wall encounter shook her brain a little? She was surely gorgeous before. In ‘Heat’ for example

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    “So they are complaining but can’t articulate the problem”

    As I have previously described, this was a feature of my marriage, such as it was.

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    It is supposed to be a wet dream about his daughter

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  48. Spawny Get says:

    Ahh sometimes the furriner bit interferes

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    As I have previously described, this was a feature of my marriage, such as it was.

    So was it a feature or a bug?

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    “feature or a bug”
    Depended on her feelz at any particular time. Ultimately lethal to the marriage, I suspect

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Writing at the Week, abortion rights supporter Shikha Dalmia asserts the demonstration has already failed in its mission.

    “Demonstrations serve a useful function in a democracy — but only when they have clarity of purpose,” she writes, adding that the march is “shaping up to be a feel-good exercise in search of a cause.”

    Dalmia writes some of the “absurdity” related to the event stems from “the fact that they are billing this event as the voice of women when 42 percent of women (and 62 percent of non-college educated white women) actually voted for Trump.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/21/womens-anti-trump-marchers-mostly-white-need-therapy-clinton-loss/

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  52. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About Ashley Judd, that is a textbook example of defamation. It is going to hurt her when, years later, people remember what she said.

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Are there an reports about the women’s march keeping police busy?

    Here’s some music for the women to march to. Apologies to john Philip Sousa and Monty Python.

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think I know what the feminists are up in arms about. They no longer OWN the President of the United States. They do NOT have my sympathy.

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  55. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Lauren Southern was on the streets of DC yesterday.

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Madonna also sent a vulgar message to her and protester’s “detractors.”

    “And to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, fuck you! Fuck You!” she said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/live/womens-march-washington-live-updates/madonna-drops-f-bombs-anti-trump-rally-ive-thought-lot-blowing-white-house/

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    “And to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, fuck you! Fuck You!” she said

    Perhaps it would be useful to know what they want.

    Or perhaps it wouldn’t matter

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Gateway Pundit the agency is aware of the comment by aging pop star Madonna made at a large liberal women’s protest against President Donald Trump held in Washington, D.C., Saturday, that she has “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” The spokesman said an investigation would be opened but that the decision to prosecute rests with the U.S. Attorney’s office

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/secret-service-aware-madonnas-blow-white-house-comment/

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I am beginning to see your point about how their protests are not specific. It’s as if, once again, men are expected to “just get it”. I think Madonna’s response covered it.

    Something else about Madonna. She promised fellatio to men who voted to Hillary. One man tried to collect. He never got to the front door. Meanwhile there is a female celebrity in Italy who is on tour keeping her promise.

    Could it be that Madonna is passing into irrelevance?

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  60. http://news.nationalpost.com/life/the-important-questions-should-we-be-allowed-masturbation-breaks-during-the-work-day

    Yes the author is a twentysomething.
    Christ I cant get them to work as it is. What if i yell at them for leaving a patient unattended.
    They go to a safe space for a stress relief wank then do a crayon picture of it?

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    While I didn’t follow your link, I have to say it gave me a good laugh. Thank you!

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  62. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    They got to dance! YAY!

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  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This time, it is Faith Goldy trolling the women’s marchers in DC.

    We really are in a gender war if ordinary women buy into this nonsense.

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    Podesta?
    Bill Clinton?

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Marching around without any clear direction, mission or destination — and without any clearly stated goal — the anti-Trump women marchers in downtown Washington, DC, threatened to never leave the nation’s capital as they protest newly inaugurated President Donald Trump.

    http://www.breitbart.com/live/womens-march-washington-live-updates/anti-trump-women-marchers-threaten-never-leave-washington-dc/

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  66. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    What an awful bunch!

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  67. RichardP says:

    Farm Boy – women are not men. Women do not think like men. Women say “Stop trying to solve my problem; just listen to me vent”. Why do we expect that they would / should hold a mass demonstration the same way that men would?

    Different subject. From my life experience, and from many stories in the manosphere, it is apparent that women do not like to be held accountable / called to account. So standards are fuzzy or non-existant. Rules are there to be ignored. They seem to approach each situation with the attitude that, it doesn’t matter, there will always be a do-over if this doesn’t work out (so performance and outcomes don’t matter). It is no wonder they are upset that someone has been elected who has the gall to say “this is right, that is wrong”, “we will do this, we won’t do that”, someone who says they will set standards against which behavior / performance will be measured. For those who dislike being called to account, any one who dares to establish a performance standard is the enemy.

    A foundational question for any society is this: “Given that we have chosen to freely associate, how then shall we live our lives?” For those who don’t like being called to account, “any way we want to” is the preferred answer. Anyone who would dare establish a set of rules or standards as an answer to the question “how then shall we live our lives” is the enemy.

    Michael Moore called for those who sympathized with the march to get involved in politics at all levels – to have a voice in creating the rules and setting the standards that answer the question “how then shall we live together”. Typical male response. He doesn’t understand that those whose response is “any way we want to” aren’t going to be bothered to get involved in the process of establishing rules and standards. Their goal is to not have any rules and standards (except for their rule to not have any rules and standards). Michael Moore gave an admirable list ot action points. Silly man – trying to solve their problem for them. He doesn’t know they don’t want any one solving their problem for them. They just want someone to listen to them vent.

    Same as it ever was.

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  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Richard P.,
    I think Farm Boy is correct. Today’s mass demonstrations by women lacked a theme or purpose other than to protest Trump’s election. Even stutwalks have a theme.

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  69. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    Are these protesters trying to tell us what a significant portion of American women are made of? They are driving men to embrace celibacy.

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  70. Farm Boy says:

    Excuse me if I don’t get it. What exactly was motivating them?

    Oh, right, Donald Trump, that vulgar misogynist who bragged about pu**y grabbing (asterisks to dissociate myself from Madonna, even though I’m aging too). I’m going to skip over the obvious – these same women almost all ignored Bill Clinton actually doing (not just mouthing off about) similar activities in the Oval Office, not to mention on numerous other occasions, some of which we know about and some of which we may not. Further, these women didn’t have much to say — no demonstrations, no marches, maybe a few hashtags — when radical Islamists of various stripes regularly kidnapped large numbers of women (Nigerians, Yazidis, Kurds, etc., etc.) from their homes and took them as sex slaves, often beheading them after they finished raping them. Nor did they even pipe up when honor killings were going on in their own backyard.

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/01/21/the-pointless-paranoia-of-the-womens-marches/

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    Funny as fuck

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  72. Spawny Get says:

    Hmm it’s a thought laydeez wot march

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  73. Spawny Get says:

    This should provide a little wake up call to the special snowflakes

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  74. Farm Boy says:

    The real Skittles Girls

    Hundreds of thousands of red Skittles that spilled on a country road in Wisconsin led cops to discover that farmers have been feeding the candy to cows for years, CNN reported.

    http://nypost.com/2017/01/20/farmers-have-been-secretly-feeding-cows-skittles/

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    Can you imagine Barack and Michelle or Bill and Hillary like this?

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    Finally we find out what the women want — Sharia Law

    Approximately 200,000 people participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. One of the organizers of the march, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist.

    She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and has ties to terrorist organization, Hamas.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/figrues-organizer-dc-womens-march-linda-sarsour-pro-sharia-law-ties-hamas/

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    “Can you imagine Barack and Michelle or Bill and Hillary like this?”

    In my nightmares perhaps

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and $25k fine as US attorney says they will be charged with felony rioting

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4144360/Anti-Trump-protesters-face-10-years-prison.html

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  79. Spawny Get says:

    What Pisses Me Off About The Anti-Trump Riots

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  80. Spawny Get says:

    Women’s March further carnage in Knutsford.

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  81. Spawny Get says:

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    Appearing together in public for the first time, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front, Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s Northern League and Harald Vilimsky of Austria’s Freedom Party gathered on January 21 at a rally in Koblenz, Germany, where they called on European voters to participate in a “patriotic spring” to topple the European Union, reassert national sovereignty and secure national borders

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/22/gatestone-institute-trump-fires-europes-anti-establishment-movement/

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  83. Spawny Get says:

    The changes are in progress, good video. Gets better as it goes on.

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  84. Apparently 50 some S0ros funded groups backed the “grassroots” march.

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  85. Any thoughts on the NZ pm stepping down?

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    So to sum up: We have a bunch of women running around and protesting; when they not really sure what their issue is, but know that Trump is the problem. They are crass, unappealing and incoherent. Still, there are lots of them and you should listen to their message, if you can figure out what it is.

    Just a note to any marchers who might be lurking — “Crush the Patriarchy” and the like just does not have much power to it. In fact it is likely to elicit laughter.

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder what she said… Any guesses?

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  88. Farm Boy says:

    One of the women marchers big assertions has been: “This is what democracy looks like”. To be honest, I hope not. Placing incoherent loudmouth people who can’t figure out their goals in the forefront does not seem to be good for democracy.

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  89. Farm Boy says:

    This, on the other hand, this is what Democracy Looks Like

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  90. Farm Boy says:

    Horseman is going to have to avoid these threads if we keep showing pictures like that.

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  91. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if TrigglyPuff took part in the marches….

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  92. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  93. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I need to find a new antidote. It seems that Scarlett Johansson gave a sort speech. She has chosen sides and would prefer the attention of bull dykes to men.

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  94. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Sorry. Wrong link.

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  95. Ame says:

    i have to say it … Melania must have a person dedicated to massaging her feet – they had to have hurt after being in those beautiful heels all.day.long …walking up and down stairs, the parade, etc, and not once did she look like they hurt … but man, they had to have hurt!

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  96. RichardP says:

    @Fuzzie: “I think Farm Boy is correct.”

    As do I. I was simply asking why we would expect it to be any other way than how you described it in your response to me.

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  97. @ Ame, our dear Liz once swore that if you have GOOD heels, Italian made, they don’t hurt. But I have never been able to find any that didn’t! (And I am too thrifty to pay $1,000 for shoes, too!)

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  98. Cautiously Pessimistic says:

    Late to the party, but I’ll have to say being a software developer myself, quota hires are a thing, and I’ve run into them on the three careers I’ve started. Being a white straight guy, I was expected to perform, and make up for the losses incurred by hiring quotas, be they minorities or women.

    Also, being a legally safe employee to fire is detrimental to having a career. The idea that competence is not as determinative a factor as I expected is still jarring after a couple of decades of examples in the work force. I mean, if it doesn’t matter if the work gets done, why the hell would you pay someone not to do it?

    I chalk it up to things I don’t want to understand/can’t understand.

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  99. Ame says:

    Bloom – i’m glad to let Liz prove that theory 😉

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  100. happyhousewifey says:

    1. Regardless of all the rest, I think the pussy hats are just adorable, and I say we should culturally appropriate them somehow. I’m afraid to knit one now and be associated with the movement, but they are just so cute.
    2. When heels hurt, get those gel pad inserts, the pain comes from too much pressure, those pads spread out the pressure.

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  101. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About heels, has anyone tried contacting Melania? Your question is far outside of politics, is practical, and she may already have the expensive shoes to allow for an answer straight away.

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