Happy Wife, Happy Life

It is often said that a happy wife leads to a happy life.  But this notion deserves a closer analysis; for the sake of the husband, the wife, the kids and society in general.

Men, probably for many reasons, seem to desire domestic tranquility.  Perhaps much of it is due to hectic days at work, but the reason is of no matter.  Women clue into this by gauging the husband’s reactions to her behavior.  Once they realize that raising a ruckus gives them leverage, then many cannot resist the temptation to utilize it to the utmost (that is, if they even try to resist at all).

So what to make of such behavior?  It really does seem much like what a child does.  Children hopefully area corrected of such behavior for their own sakes, as throwing fits in the real world work poorly in the long run (though SJWs seem to be skilled at milking them for all that they are worth).   Correcting children is for their own good.  Not tolerating such behavior from wives would also be for their own good, but also the good of the husband, the children and the people outside of the family that she interacts with.

I have seen happy wife / happy life women do poorly in public because of this.  They wonder why.  It all works at home.  Why doesn’t the outside world work the same way?

Good husbands don’t let happy wife / happy life wives even get started.  If she does not want to stop it, don’t marry her.

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116 comments on “Happy Wife, Happy Life
  1. Did you get inspired for this post by “screaming lake woman”?

    Happy wife, happy life is the philosophy of a husband who realizes that he performs the dual role of both hostage and hostage crisis negotiator in all his interactions with his wife.

    Fuck……. that.

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Did you get inspired for this post by “screaming lake woman”?

    Actually no. I have seen many women fail in public situations because they bring their marriage attitude with them


  3. “Men, probably for many reasons, seem to desire domestic tranquility.”

    I want it tranquil wherever I am, otherwise I leave.

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  4. Farm Boy says:

    So once again, men seem to want domestic tranquility because they can’t get it elsewhere


  5. http://www.madnesshub.com/2018/10/female-teacher-and-wife-of-us-army-lt.html

    “The classmate in the porn video was an underage female family member of the teacher, Dawn Giannini, 49, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

    The teen who watched the video on PornHub alerted the school’s principal, who called police, which resulted in Giannini’s arrest Oct. 18.

    According to Giannini’s LinkedIn account, she was a 4th grade teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Palo Alto beginning in 2015. The school did not respond to the Post’s inquiries about Giannini.”


  6. mgtowhorseman says:

    “Men, probably for many reasons, seem to desire domestic tranquility.”

    Its called a canoe, a campfire, pan seared lake trout, the loyal mutt and the hand built cabin to blissfully sleep in.

    What the fuck do you need a woman for??

    P.s. in the winter replace canoe with trusty horse, and trout with snowshoe hare.

    Still don’t need no fucking females though.

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  7. earl says:

    “Men, probably for many reasons, seem to desire domestic tranquility.”

    You read the Bible, Ringo?

    ‘Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife.’
    Proverbs 21:9

    ‘It is better to live in a corner of the roof than in a house shared with a contentious woman.’ Proverbs 25:24

    I just happen to take the Scripture literally in my life right now and it really addressed the point because it was said TWICE.

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  8. Liz says:

    “Good husbands don’t let happy wife / happy life wives even get started. If she does not want to stop it, don’t marry her.”

    Mike’s ex (think I’ve mentioned her before here) was perpetually angry about a thousand perceived slights. She had 24/7 RBF (resting bitch face).
    He didn’t marry her….in spite of a lot of family pressure to do so (Including the “you can always divorce her later” platitude from his mother. A woman with a 160+ IQ said that).

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  9. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    “Good husbands don’t let happy wife / happy life wives even get started. If she does not want to stop it, don’t marry her.”

    Ok, i’ll bite. If one is a “good husband”, aren’t they already married?

    [Perhaps “potential husbands” and “potential wives” it should be]


  10. Farm Boy says:

    He didn’t marry her….in spite of a lot of family pressure to do so

    So what was their attraction for her?


  11. Farm Boy says:

    You read the Bible, Ringo?

    It was drummed into my head


  12. earl says:

    ‘A woman with a 160+ IQ said that’

    Intelligent people can still be stupid.

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  13. earl says:

    ‘Bottom line: some women are bound and determined to be and make things miserable. If you have one like that, the first thing you have to do is admit it, then ditch the bitch pronto.’

    Yeah it is a real treat when you find one that knows how to have….fun.

    The whole being a victim all the time is really draining.


  14. Liz says:

    “So what was their attraction for her?”
    She was from the home town. He’d known her since the beginning of high school and had been to the house many times so they trusted her.
    She did well academically, so she kind of reminded Mike’s mom of herself.


  15. Farm Boy says:

    Obviously Mom had her son’s happiness in mind. Except when she didn’t

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  16. Liz says:

    Mike’s happiness was not a consideration at all.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    It seems that your Mom and Mother In Law have similarities

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  18. BuenaVista says:

    Your mother-in-law sounds like a real daisy, Liz. My sympathies.

    I would say that most of the married men out here in the country I know, at bottom, are ‘happy wife/happy life’ bobble-heads. They’re more interesting if I steer the conversation away from the ‘yuck-yuck gotta keep the missus happy’ stuff. That *is* the middle-of-the-road. I seem to be passing on the right, in the ditch.

    I’m learning not to remark on it much. I was watching football and a mother/daughter walked into the tavern and we bantered and somebody’s ‘man cave’ came up. (I loathe the whole notion of a man leaving his own house to watch a game, smoke a cigar, read a book, or take down a rifle.) These days I just go, “R-R-Right.” (Anecdote: Drink!)

    The science is settled, see.

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  19. honeycomb says:

    OT .. looks like gab is going down ..


  20. honeycomb says:

    Seems our overlords have a different plan for gab ..

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  21. BuenaVista says:

    It will be interesting to see if the geriatrics running Congress become interested in this whole notion of platform openness. The hostility of SV is plain in the notice to Gab being 72 hours. Most business disruptions, for legal activities, would be proffered over 3-6 months. I imagine Gab violated some ‘terms of service’ pabulum that they ignored on signing.

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  22. BuenaVista says:

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  23. Ame says:

    Cow Cuddling Is The New Wellness Trend Now And It Costs $300.00 For A 90-Minute Session



  24. BuenaVista says:

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  25. RichardP says:

    We will never give up on defending free speech for all people

    We don’t get to keep what we cannot defend (as Gab is discovering)..

    Relying on the kindness of strangers (or ISP hosts) is a sure-fire way to lose your ability to defend.

    It doesn’t take too much analysis to discover that we need to rely on a host of folks if we wish to get anything done. We can’t do it all ourselves. Not real smart, then, to engage in activities that piss off the folks whose cooperation we need to get the thing done. And from such realities is conformance to the norm born. Even those who would go tough it out on their own in the woods can’t do that because they can’t make everything they will need in order to survive.

    It is becoming more and more obvious why walled city-states were seen as a solution. Let in the folks who think like you and keep the rest out. Hopefully enough folks thought alike that they could cover the butcher, baker, candlestick-maker bases.

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  26. RichardP says:

    I think “happy wife” is necessary for a husband’s happy life. I just think (as folks upthread have said in different ways) that the guy needs to marry a happy woman. It is a disposition / personality thing that others cannot really do much about.. And if it is true, as has been said, that the best sex comes from women who are borderline mentally / emotionally unstable, then I think most men are doomed. Given the choice between a happy woman or a hot-sex woman to take for wife, I think that most would choose the hot-sex woman. Once the novelty of the hot-sex wears off, the guy is left with a mess that he cannot easily fix, if he can fix it at all.

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  27. Cheque d'Out says:

    And we’re back to GMT (BST – British Summer Time ended last night).

    [A Glorious Time it would be?]


  28. […] Space: Happy Wife, Happy Life (October 28, […]

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  29. Liz says:

    “If you drive a Subaru I’m going to assume you’re entire wardrobe is comprised of North Face, Patagonia, and New Balance.”

    Is that wrong? 😆

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  30. Cheque d'Out says:

    Pulled over to take a snap

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  31. Cheque d'Out says:

    “North Face, Patagonia, and New Balance”

    New Balance – none. Never.
    Patagonia – who? Never even heard of them.
    North Face…well, this is awkward. Not in the last 15 years (as we trail the US, 20 in your years). But before that? *cough* nice coat, few soft shells and sweatshirts.

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  32. Seems the guy who was the shooter was on gab is the reason as far as I can figure. But he was also on Facebook and that’s not getting shut down. There’s plenty of examples of nut jobs on twitter but that’s not getting shut down either. (They are the “right kind” of nut jobs I guess? Others who aren’t even close to as extreme who aren’t the “right kind” are getting banned tho.) I don’t think it’s right to hold a social media company responsible for someone who happened to use it’s actions but seems they are. The guy didn’t do it bc of gab, he did it bc he’s a nut job.

    Gab has already had to switch providers once. I think unfortunately they are going to have a hard time finding a host not bc of the company but bc of some of the users. I get that it’s about free speech but some people really do take things too far, and sometimes I wonder if those people aren’t doing so w the objective of getting it shut down? Kinda like the hate speech stuff that later turns out to have been done by the “victim” themselves? Hard to say…

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  33. Liz says:

    No New Balance, but I’ve bought my weight in North Face and Patagonia since we arrived here. 🙂

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  34. Stephanie says:

    Sigma Frame’s post was great on this! Here is an excerpt of his conclusion about happy wives and I’ve found this to be VERY true:

    “So here, we come to the point that truly happy wives are happy on their own merit, and not because of a husband who jumps through hoops to meet their list of high maintenance demands, and all those other must-haves which wives pose as nebulous requirements for them to be haaappy. (By the way, these things don’t actually make women happy.) In other words, these happy wives, who have good marriages, possess their own internal joy which they selflessly share with their husbands and children. They are not spiritual and financial parasites, only thinking of their own comfort and needs. They have a certain degree of emotional maturity, and as such, they are understanding, forgiving, compassionate, and seek peace and love in the home, rather than drama and control.”

    It’s basically what Richard said, but hopefully the wife has passionate sex, too, because fulfilling a marriage shouldn’t exclude that!

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  35. Stephanie says:

    Forgot to add that his thoughts are biblical…

    “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13

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  36. mgtowhorseman says:

    Stephs comment (which I agree with) tl:dr

    Wife is responsible for her own happiness, just as husband is for his.

    P.s. why is this a hard concept??

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  37. Sigma is very right about that. Most of the “happy wife happy life” sort of wives I know are actually not happy. Because they want everything to be THEIR WAY and that’s a very immature and unrealistic worldview. Then even when they are getting THEIR WAY it’s often not ENOUGH. Because with that entitled mindset, it’s never enough. Life just doesn’t work that way.

    I also agree w not giving into kid tantrums and teaching them that’s the fastest way to NOT get what they want. Both my girls know this, at least with me, but it took some time and lots of momma having to be stubborn and hold firm not doing the easy thing at the moment (give in to get some peace) but holding out for the longer term goal (tantrums decrease and then stop when not effective.) They rarely are emotional or drama and I truly think it’s because of this. I hope they will be the kind of wives and moms Sigma describes vs. expecting everything their way.

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  38. I have also taught my girls there are ways to ask for something that work and there are ways that don’t. Even if the request is reasonable and I normally would say yes, if the request comes in the form of a tantrum it’s a no. Always. And I will even explain that later after the tantrum passes. “Ok, let’s talk about what happened. I would have actually said yes IF you hadn’t x, y, it’s… so next time…” Teachable moments!

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  39. BuenaVista says:

    ” … the best sex comes from women who are borderline mentally / emotionally unstable …” I’ve not found this to be true, at all, but arguing the point would involve anecdotes and … it’s too early to (Drink!). I also grew up with two six sigma schizophrenics, so perhaps I have a major pre-selection problem.

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  40. Oops that should have been “x, y, z…” darn autocorrect! Lol


  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    Bwahahaha They just couldn’t not fuck it up.

    Exterminate! Fans’ backlash over Doctor Who’s latest transformation- into TV’s most PC show
    Dr Who has become a tiresome ordeal of political correctness for some viewers
    Jodie Whittaker stars in her debut series as the Doctor but the show attracted ire
    One of her companions is a dyspraxia sufferer while one is Anglo-Asian Mrs Khan
    Last Sunday the Doctor travelled back in time to the U.S civil rights movement

    She’s won acclaim and record ratings as the first female Doctor Who.

    But for some viewers, Jodie Whittaker’s debut series as the Time Lord has become a tiresome ordeal of political correctness.

    What was once a determinedly far-fetched fantasy drama populated by Daleks and Cybermen has become a platform for social justice issues, complete with a racially diverse cast, they say.

    Don’t worry about me, I’ve never been a fan. I watched it if it was the least worst thing on the three, count them! three tv channels we had back in the day. And I remember Jon Pertwee

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Transgender Daleks was the final straw for me

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    Even if the request is reasonable and I normally would say yes, if the request comes in the form of a tantrum it’s a no. Always.

    That is the way to do it. Preparing your girls for the real world is a big gift to them. Even if they don’t appreciate it now

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  44. Farm Boy says:

    So how did they trans-gender a Dalek?

    Is it a matter of turning the plunger from an “innie” to an “outie”?

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    FYI, Plungers on Daleks are an homage to the British, the inventors of the flush toilet


  46. @farm boy I hope so. I think they know I am fair/reasonable about it, so they get over it quick if they are mad.

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  47. @BV with this new strategy (drink) I picture you sitting there at the bar having to drink pretty much every time someone opens their mouth! Lol.

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    An important question answered

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  49. Cill says:

    Patagonia, New Balance etc.

    Don’t care as long as it’s tough, waterproof, comfortable, and flexes quietly.

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  50. Cill says:

    “Do Tigers Like Marmite?” At 1:37 on the vid, “Cheetaro” it says. Big Cat Rescue think that’s a Cheetah? Doesn’t say much for their knowledge of big cats.


  51. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    Trans daleks? When was that? I must have missed that episode..


  52. Cill says:

    Tantrums. It’s hard for men to cope with the type of tantrum that gets performed in front of others. The man’s response is usually meek, anxious not to make it worse.

    I deal with it early e.g. the tantrum on the plane that I’ve mentioned before. She had been muttering over something so trivial at first I thought she was joking. As we were boarding the plane she threw a full tantrum. I turned around and roared in her face, stop it. She sat on the floor in shock and there was shocked silence all around. I’m used to being on my own, and didn’t try to break the silence. Hours later she broke it herself, quite pleasantly. We were fine after that.

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  53. Cill says:

    Oops that was intended for the other post. Blame a sleepless night.


  54. RichardP says:


    Some months ago there was a discussion either here or at Blooms wherein the ladies emphasized that they need to know what to expect from their man, what he will accept from them or allow them to do, boundaries if you will. Without that, anxiety tends to ramp up.

    I think that everyone needs to have their own internal set of standards that governs their behavior, regardless of what others may think or expect. Their own internal locus of control. So I tend to ask “why?” when the subject in the first paragraph is raised. But lets ignore that for now as it is not the point of my post here.

    If, indeed, firm boundaries and certain knowledge of what behavior is acceptable allow women to have less anxiety, then your (Cill) example re. the incident on the plane is appropriate for a thread about happy wife / partner / significant other. The boundaries were explained in no uncertain terms. A necessary and apparently useful thing, per the first paragraph in this post.

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  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    Nothing to see here, move along now

    Evergreen Campus; No one to see here…

    Get woke, go broke

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  56. Cheque d'Out says:

    Still, how’s it going in the Hessian elections? Good for the Merkin?


  57. RichardP says:

    @Stephanie, re. homeschooling and resources: if you already know the following, then nevermind. Someone else may come along that doesn’t know it.

    Salman Khan is a pretty bright guy. Used to manage a hedge fund in New York City. Started helping his younger cousins in New Orleans with their homework by creating small videos explaining whatever concept they needed help with and sending those videos to them. Eventually found it useful to post those videos to YouTube so his cousins could access them whenever they needed to. Others discoverd the videos and started asking for more. Kahn has a very accessible style and manner, and his videos became popular. That grew into what is now known as Kahn Academy.

    That concept was picked up by others and so there are now imitators. Different folks have different learning styles, and so the imitators have found their own audience – those who respond better to their style of teaching. Parents should keep this truth about learning in mind and experiment with several different styles / sources of teaching to see which best fires the imagination of the young mind.

    Here is a link to some of the better / more popular on-line learning videos. The link to the Kahn Academy is at #2. When you click on that link, a particular page comes up. Click the down-arrow by “Courses” at upper left of that page.


    If you google on “online learning videos” you will get other links.

    Because more than one link gets a post sent through moderation, I’m going to post three different video links in three different posts. All three are Salman Khan talking. Each video gives a different perspective on what Kahn is doing and has triggered re. new ways of learning. Anyone who needs to teach someone else a particular thing will probably find these videos interesting.

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  58. RichardP says:

    Let’s use video to reinvent education | Salman Khan


  59. Cheque d'Out says:

    Remember the meme that the ‘OK’ gesture is racist? There’s more…

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  60. RichardP says:

    Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores | Sal Khan


  61. Stephanie says:

    Dennis Prager got this one right in my opinion… happiness is a “moral obligation” –

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  62. RichardP says:

    The Khan Academy | Salman Khan

    This is an update on where he sees his efforts heading.

    Kahn is a good example that Luck = prepardness meeting opportunity.

    He trained to be a finance guru. He spent his first few professional years dutifully carrying out the script he had in his head. But was creative enough to recognize an opportunity when it arose and ended up creating a paradigm shift. Had no script in his head for that one, yet that is where he has ended up.

    Need scripts and boundaries to keep the young headed toward the good and away from the bad. Otherwise, the young just flounder and create Detroit. But along with teaching boundaries and scripts, teach flexibility. That is what allowed Kahn to abandon what he had been trained for and embrace what he could actually accomplish – even though it wasn’t part of his script.

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    Get woke, go broke

    This week’s cancellation of a feature film starring the bounty hunter character Boba Fett tell us just how much trouble the Star Wars franchise is in.


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  64. Farm Boy says:

    Augustana College in Illinois hosted an event at which it asked students to “sign a pledge promising not to appropriate any culture.”



  65. Farm Boy says:

    Recently, I’ve seen you get behind the overzealous Democrat leadership, desperate to regain a majority in November, by choosing to bring forward a person with an accusation that was based entirely on uncorroborated hearsay and would not even hold up in a court of law. This is in in the same breath of blatantly ignoring other women’s stories that have legitimate evidence but happen to be about a high profile Democrat. The problem is, true #metoo attackers do not discriminate and victims’ rights are not forwarded by ignoring victims because their story doesn’t meet an agenda at that point in time.



  66. Farm Boy says:

    Abortion industry giants Planned Parenthood and NARAL say they still believe Julie Swetnick, the woman who first accused newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of gang raping girls while in high school and then walked back her own statement.



  67. mgtowhorseman says:

    How do you even get to happy second date let alone wife when one has to endure a first date like this. I am sure it happens.

    After even one of these would the guy ever bother again??

    Remember ladies, dating IS becoming a bother rather than an enjoyment.


  68. mgtowhorseman says:

    From an oldy but a goody


    “And that’s when I realized what she was asking.

    “Do you mean, do men give up and don’t bother trying to find women any more?” I clarified.

    She said, “Yes. So do they?”

    “Yes” I answered.

    She was somewhat surprised at my response. She said, “so they just give up? They don’t go out anymore? Don’t they want to find somebody? Anybody?!”

    “Yeah, more or less.”

    “That’s crazy! How do they ever expect to find anybody?”

    I replied, “Well…they don’t.””

    Not sure how many women realize many men dont go full blown mgtow, they might not even know the word. They just have one too many bad dates so when friday rolls around and its time for the bar or tinder or pof they just say “nah”, order a pizza and watch tv.

    Then the next friday the game is on. The next they have to get up early saturday to go fishing, then its hunting season, then its…well nothing, they just forgot….to think about dating.

    See the ghosting effect is not mgtow the movement, a political backlash, a moral stance.

    Its men’s minds being on something else so they forget about you. All of you.

    I mean how many of you are truly unforgetable?

    (Once married you can make sure he never forgets you, but first you gotta get him there.)

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  69. mgtowhorseman says:

    Huh what??

    Oh yeah, women. Right.


    Oh right ordinary women…….that I have to get to know……
    Enough to love, honour……
    Forsake all others

    Who was that again?? The one with the dragon tattoo or the purple hair?

    Who were we talking about again?
    Right right, the future Mrs. ….remind me is that the studies major or the fat one?

    Ok so… Next saturday. Big plans for her! Right dinner plans….so is she the vegan, vegitarian or only eats meat on alternate week? And a movie…with a female lead…in a period piece…with a hunky lead but who has never been accused of metoo..

    Hey…..a (insert sports game, truck pull, fishing show, Die Hard 1 thru 4) is on!! Cool!

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  70. mgtowhorseman says:

    What were you saying?


  71. honeycomb says:

    What were you saying?

    You covered it brother ..

    What most womminz don’t get .. is that a man that has made it to 35 (ish) years old .. is just busy.

    He gets engrossed in his oddities (is that a word?) .. and once he cuts the cord .. of womminz .. he notices he is happy and alive again .. he has time for all of his .. oddities .. and work .. and church .. and family (blood and church) to attended to ..

    AND .. HE also lnows that he risks more than his sanity and time if he re-engages in the womminz game.

    He knows he’s playing russian rue-let with 5 of 6 chambers loaded.

    Men are less of risk takers as they age .. some say the big-head over-powers the lil-head .. regardless ..

    We are creatures of habit!

    And like the dog that gets kicked .. he just stops looking for a little scratch behind the ears from that owner.

    And yes .. we are keenly aware that is what most womminz want .. to be our owners.

    I’m not a dog .. I’m a wolf .. I don’t need an owner.

    And that is what the transformation is like .. a pack of one .. or more of your buddies.

    A wolf never returns to a domesticated dog .. NEVER.

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  72. Larry G says:

    Jeez Horseman! You are on a roll today! Well said.


  73. Farm Boy says:

    Secretary Clinton told Kara Swisher Friday “I’d like to be president.”



  74. mgtowhorseman says:


  75. Farm Boy says:

    I didn’t normally go for guys who said things like, “I’m the man.” I usually fell for men who didn’t argue when I said it was my turn to pay for dinner. These men noticed my intelligence before my looks, or at least they said they did.

    But in my post-divorce haze, I found myself falling for a different kind of man.



  76. mgtowhorseman says:

    If only all of us could do our jobs with this much humour and style.

    Don’t need to understand the traffic, just listen to Steve work his magic on one of his best nights eeeeeevvvvaaa.


  77. Farm Boy says:

    “Do you hate it when people call this Uber for poop?” Robert Smith, host of Planet Money, asked Lipscomb during a recent podcast. “No, no,” she replied. “You know, Uber is a very well-functioning market, and I think they’ve done great things for transportation. So if this is Uber for poop, that’s great.”



  78. BuenaVista says:

    He’s charming, but in a strange airport, I go full West Virginia, and it’s “Way-ull, UN-familiar. Need progressive.” By rule, then they have to slow down and tell you when to turn right, turn left, etc. I dislike ground ops in strange airports at night. It’s much more challenging than you would think.

    Once I was flying home from East Hampton to DC VFR but talking to ATC (so-called “flight following”) in my aerobatic plane. Handed off to JFK approach as I transited the field. He reamed me out for deviating from course. “I’m staring straight down at the VOR. Over.” “Oh, I guess our radar precessed.”

    “Over” means you’re an old dude. Or it means, “fuck off, guy in chair on ground”. Depends on the day.

    My one dead stick (zero thrust, dead engine) emergency occurred in the NY Class B. IFR, which means, in cloud. The controller was so chortling busy being clever that it wasn’t until the Gulfstream pilot behind jumped in and said, “Bellanca in front of me in distress. Advise.” Thankfully. He would have turned me into confetti.


  79. BuenaVista says:


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  80. BuenaVista says:

    One of my pastimes was torturing Wash Dulles Approach with requests for a “contact approach.” This is an archaism from the 30’s, but it’s still legal. (You dive through cloud, make ground contact and drive it in.) You could practically hear them riffling through their books to look up this strange thing, “contact approach.”

    Another fun exercise was to avoid the two-hour line at Teterboro (New York Class B) on a Friday afternoon. All the jets are on instrument flight plans, but if the weather was good. We departed in a Falcon 50 VFR (visual) (see and avoid). The game was to launch and go to 17,500 (max altitude VFR when transiting west) — and pull the power (go to idle) at 17.5 and see if we could glide to Dulles. Made it once. Zero thrust from Penna to chirp-chirp. Steve could fly a plane. We flew formation aero in identical Decathlons on weekends.

    (Drink! Drink!)

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  81. Cheque d'Out says:

    Merkin saying that she won’t stand for re-relection as party leader…

    Will they accept this offer of future surrender, or will they want her gone soonest because of worsening election results round the country?


  82. Cheque d'Out says:


  83. Liz says:

    Scary indeed. Wonder what’s next?
    Compliance will be immediate, citizen.
    Stand on one leg and moo like a cow. Compliance will be immediate, citizen.


  84. Farm Boy says:

    Cultural Appropriation’s National Holiday Is Called Halloween

    If you see a Chinese child racing through a park while dressed up as Superman and you find yourself longing to cry: ‘Cultural appropriation!’ first ask yourself: Whose culture?


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  85. mgtowhorseman says:

    That would be Canadian. Superman was created in Toronto.

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    “You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said during her testimony last month. This sentiment was echoed by other Democrats, who presented it as evidence that Ford was telling the truth. “I want to thank you,” added California Sen. Kamala Harris, “because you clearly have nothing to gain for what you have done.”

    In fact, Ford stands to gain some $1 million and counting from national crowdfunding campaigns launched by friends and other supporters, while she is said to be fielding book offers



  87. Farm Boy says:

    “I just look at my district, right? And it’s 93 percent white. My district, which I know is like white working class, poor folk, who are racist, because it’s so much easier for them to look to their side and say, ‘I’m going to blame that person.’”



  88. BuenaVista says:

    We’ve re-entered a Victorian ethos. Sex is dangerous and destabilizing to the social order, politics may not be discussed. No one’s religious so it doesn’t occur to people to discuss it.

    What fascinates me is it only took two years. This condition (political discussions toxic, whack feminist freaks criminalizing the sexual impulse) did not exist in 2015.

    What in the world comes next?

    I had the gas company out two weeks ago. They needed to install a new meter, then they wanted to come inside to verify ignition on the furnace and water heater. Simple job, 20 minutes. But they had two men on the job. I asked them “Why Two men?” They laughed and said, “New policy is we can’t enter a house alone.” I.e., they won’t go in a house without a witness.

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  89. BuenaVista says:

    My ex-gf wanted to meet yesterday (“Drink!”) to effect a hand-off of some of her effects. I wanted to just drop them at her back door before dawn, but she’s under 24/7 surveillance and she didn’t want to turn off the security system overnight. She also can’t leave her own house after supper. I requested we do so, then, in a public place where people would be around. This is fucked up beyond all belief.

    This is how the Stasi/Soviets infiltrated every personal interaction. One never knew who was informing or observing for malign purposes, even in the home. There’s a great movie about this, “L’est, L’ouest.”

    Anyway, so we had a romantic, quick How-de-do in the parking lot for the Walmart, mid-afternoon. It had to be a place she goes to normally, because she always forgets to shut off her phone’s location services, and I’m sure her Tacoma is tagged (GPS tracker).

    Following I stopped off to have a glass of wine and watch the ‘Niners. (“Drink!”) Had a very pleasant conversation with an older woman about design and locavoring food sources. Just a very pleasant, light-hearted conversation with a plump 70 year-old of some education and refinement, zero sexual implications. Then she stiffened suddenly and fled, saying “My boyfriend will wonder where I am.” This is straight 1892. Good luck, girls. I had more privacy and autonomy at age 10.

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  90. BuenaVista says:

    A buddy is building a coffee/wine bar with four apartments for vacationers, on the beach in Belize. (“Drink!”!). I told him his market is the married female market, and I advised him that women of means are going to be vacationing alone in numbers never seen. (“Eat Pray Love” lite lifestyle.) My ex-gf has already spent a month alone in India and another three weeks alone in Greece — this year. He just has to create some sort of craft or yoga theme, to provide cover, and he’ll have 95% occupancy.


  91. Liz says:

    “Good luck, girls. I had more privacy and autonomy at age 10.”
    Kind of smacks of a Maid Marian “romance” fantasy plot.
    The heavily guarded maiden…somehow secretly absconded by brutes!
    Oh, the savagery….but the lead savage has a soft side (only for her of course)…

    Might actually be fuel for the next “hot” item in the chicklitosphere. A pirate/vampire/viking/wolf with psychic electronic monitor disabling abilities.
    They can read this material at their “therapeutic” overseas yoga retreats. 😆

    [Missed her true calling Liz did]

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  92. RichardP says:

    @BV: tell your buddy to put the marketing trick on it. Advertise it as “new and improved”. I don’t know why but that phrase seems to be catnip the ladies. Wife is forever bringing home the new and improved from the store. More adventurous than me; I prefer the tried and true. Probably a “thinking” thing. I have an entire block of my life filled with the tried and true – which means I don’t ever need to give it a second thought. Leaves more space and time for thinking about “more important stuff”.

    But, says wife, what is more important than something new and improved?


  93. BuenaVista says:

    Yeah. I’ve been wearing Wayfarers since I was 19, Randolphs since 1995. Looked at the “new and improved” Oakleys yesterday but passed, though they seem very well made and robust.


  94. earl says:

    I know a gal from college who is my age (mid 30s) who is still really physically attractive…however all she does is travel to exotic locations with her ‘IG boyfriend’ or as I like to term her ‘photog to take picture of her alone in other places’. So she’ll get plenty of likes and ‘I’m so jealous’ from the peanut gallery…but at the end of the day is not really producing anything of value. Heck I don’t even know how she can afford 3 or 4 big vacations a year.

    Long story short…I agree with BV’s idea that there’s going to be a lot of women taking trips alone.


  95. earl says:

    ‘What fascinates me is it only took two years.’

    The sexual revolution…much like communism…was a house of cards. And when house of cards get exposed they fall quick.

    Now if we can get back to making sex fruitful again in marriage like it was intended to…civilization will recover.


  96. “What fascinates me is it only took two years.”

    “They were an overnight-sensation after 20 years” is something that seems to happen to people more often than not. I think something similar is going on here. The left thought Hillary would win and then it would all be over, nirvana would be achieved, the eschaton would be immanentized; and then it didn’t happen and they’ve all gone berserk.

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  97. Liz says:

    Hm. I kind of have the opposite of the “new and improved” problem.
    Seems like every time I really like a product, they take it off the market.
    If I love a hair, skin, eye, or over the counter drug product they will remove it. It happens pretty reliably.
    Perhaps this illuminates things….if women want new and improved, what happens to tried and true? It leaves the market. Dumb bitches.

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    BREAKING: WE HAVE RECOVERED THE STOLEN COLON. Thanks to a tip, officers found the giant, inflatable, pilfered intestine in a vacant house in the 7100 block of Virginia. No one in custody yet. Investigation is continuing. #stolencolon pic.twitter.com/QAILIr3G6d

    — Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) October 29, 2018


  99. Farm Boy says:

    Exactly why Spielberg and Abrams selected Dunham to adapt such a heartbreaking story of survival remains a mystery at this point. People on Twitter seem equally confused.

    “What makes her think she can speak accurately about the refugee experience? Please stop this while you’re ahead of a disaster,” shouted one Twitter user.



  100. Farm Boy says:

    Oddly enough, nobody here seems to be excited about the recovery of the stolen colon

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  101. Liz says:

    “Oddly enough, nobody here seems to be excited about the recovery of the stolen colon”

    I thought about saying something at first, then chalked it up to “shit happens”.

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  102. Farm Boy says:

    News you can use


  103. Ame says:

    i’m with Liz on the ‘tried and true.’

    ‘new and improved’ usually means they’ve changed the formula in some way, and 99% of the time that means i’m now allergic to the product or it won’t work in its ‘new and improved’ form in our home. grrr.

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