The New Normal

BV wrote,

We read a lot about how men should help the young drop the scales from their eyes, but I mostly get agreeable but patronizing looks from a 20-something man. I wonder if some personal disaster is required for a young man to start believing a man, instead of a blue pill dad, mother, and every teacher he ever had.

One guy I know is an accomplished junior exec, with a superior personality for a life as a high-functioning corporate guy. He could go all the way. He’s in a ruthless meat processing company, but he just glides.

Mother has been married five times, three times to same guy (not exaggerating); father alienated early, so he didn’t know him until college; one ex-gf I also know; she’s now a sugar baby in the state capital and drowning in her student debt; another ex- was a single mom who tried to pin another guy’s “oops” pregnancy on him.

He listens to me and I try very hard to be low-key, but I just get the smile and quiet nod. So my take is he’s going to get majorly creamed sometime in the next ten years, and then he may decide that mom was giving bad advice.

I have another, a 23 year-old anglo ward who drives a truck for the town, lives with his Mexican gf and their “ooops” infant. She won’t let him have major league baseball on their cable package; he can’t go out and watch football with his dad and friends; her family (they’re on-the-run Mexicans who crossed the local cartel or something) won’t speak with him because he’s socially inferior (!!!!) he and his stepdad bought them a fine house. So I am his confessor or something because he’s a mess. But when I mention something, like saying, “Tell the wife: Sorry, we’re not going to bicker about MLB, I ordered it” or “Boundaries are important in marriage, they establish some rules of the road so we don’t always smash into each other” he looks like I’m poisoning his favorite puppy. 23 and terrified.

And this poor guy will get the pallet of concrete blocks on his head, and he won’t be able to afford his house and child support simultaneously. But I don’t really think I can steer him differently.

Here at Spawny’s Space, many of us are a bit older.  Our view of the world in our early 20’s might not match the view of the current youngsters.  For many of us, there was still the expectation of lifetime marriage.  Obviously, for many of us, this did not happen.  But our original expectations are still with us.

For today’s youngsters, perhaps they have no such expectations.  They have seen the wild west  male-female relationship world, they think that this is the way that it is, and the way that it should be done.  Any notions of it being different are stories from some irrelevant previous time.

When stuck in a crazy world, you do what the crazy world tells you to do.  Walking away or trying to do something different don’t register.  Welcome to the new normal.  Discuss.

Posted in Dating????, FarmBoy, Feminism, Marriage, Why
204 comments on “The New Normal
  1. honeycomb says:

    First we need to define “normal”. (re: Welcome to the new normal.)

    Because it’s not the definition that’s the problem.

    In my day .. normal .. was to get married and have kids.

    But .. I evaluated my options and realized there was more than ONE (1) option.

    Today .. normal .. is the divorce / child-support model .. and frankly I see a lot of men not getting married.

    Though at my rural Alabama church we still have young-men that want to get married .. and 1 is engaged to do so soon .. you see .. MARIAGE is his NORMAL.

    He’s not alone in his belief’s. Other young-men have his blue-pill marriage and wimminz (on a ped-eye-still) thinking taught by their parents.

    Funny .. my parents taught this as well .. I had the same style up-bring as they did .. and yet different outcomes.

    So .. back to the question .. define or explain “normal”.

    If th wimminz demand marriage for sex then they would drive normal .. or would they?

    The depravity of women drives most men’s idea of normal. Just as much as their parents and their cultural bias (e.g. church). Or do none of these things matter?

    Maybe I got lucky .. and figured out that “normal” [sic] doesn’t have to be what others want from me. And maybe .. possibly .. who knows .. I’m not normal!?.

    Banish the thought .. HEH


  2. Farm Boy says:

    Chaos is the new normal, for those that choose to play.

    Many feel that they have no choice but to play


  3. honeycomb says:

    I think there is no normal.

    It may look like chaos to us older folks .. but the current gen’ doesn’t see it that way.

    Frankly they don’t see it as chaos or a lack of choices. My personal take is they think “it’s the cost of doing business”.

    Most God fearing men will marry because they want a family / children. That’s what dad and mom did .. and they turned out just fine.

    Outside my church I see a lot of baby-mommas ..

    IN FACT .. I am being actively pursed by a baby-momma of 2 .. she thinks I’m the one. She’s 24 and I’m exceeding her times 2 in age. She admitted to internet stalking me and my family today when I stopped by for chicken and dumplins .. I doubt my salary had anything to do with her interest.

    A hoe is gonna hoe .. that’s normal in my book.

    As for men feeling pressured to play a rigged game .. not from what I’m seeing.

    The training of men hasn’t changed. The results say men are a learning organism .. and the wimminz are not.

    My Verdict is .. No pressure .. just stupidity .. which isn’t fixable.


  4. Farm Boy says:

    It may look like chaos to us older folks .. but the current gen’ doesn’t see it that way.

    Yes, that is the point


  5. honeycomb says:

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    She admitted to internet stalking me and my family today when I stopped by for chicken and dumplins

    So how did that subject come up?


  7. honeycomb says:

    Walking away or trying to do something different don’t register.

    I think a lot of the “normies” are just avoiding marriage and making baby-mommas because that is what these wimmimz want.

    And th wimminz drive marriage by their own expectations / time-table.

    Men who avoid marriage early are walking away for good in larger numbers now.

    Smart wimminz are insisting on marriage early.

    I don’t see anything un-rational about their behaviors (if viewed from their lens).

    Of course I view things different due to my experiences. Which none of them could have.

    They are copying their parents .. and for the most part getting the same outcome as their parents. (Remember .. men learn from others and their mistakes .. and th wimminz double down on theirs.)

    The trend of delayed marriages is what is giving us baby mommas and future cat-ladies .. and that will spin-up to larger numbers as the years pass.

    I expect this trend to continue. Some will still marry early. Most will wait (due to th wimminz) .. and men will either 1) see wimminz / marriage as a raw deal and keep away or 2) marry and work a job till they die.

    And .. as I’ve mentioned .. a lot of men see the value in retiring early and not killing themselves at a job.

    Expect more of option 1.

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  8. honeycomb says:

    So how did that subject come up?

    I normally stop bye for a milkshake about once every 3 weeks.

    I stopped by while voting this week. It’s rat next door to the polling place.

    She’s always been sweet on me. And her co-worker is a busy body 20 year old married womminz.

    Thursdays are chicken and dumplin days .. so I was looking for a hot meal on my way home from work.

    I’m in company diggs (aka uniform) when I normally drop bye because it’s on the way home.

    She knows most of us make 150k/yr or more.

    So .. tonight her co-worker let it slip that they had stalked me on line.

    Which would get you a net of a few lil kernals about me. But my family are big social media people. She found them. And found almost nothing on me .. in fact she referred to me as a ghost.

    They were a lil giddy about finding anything about me. My age .. My PO Box number .. my family members .. my flight instructor cred’s all from google. Then they facebook stalked my brothers and other family members.

    I used to have confidence that google didn’t offer any info about me.

    Not anymore.

    I’ll be a less frequent dining customer in the future.

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, it is best to not put much personal info online. You never know when it will come back to bite you

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  10. RichardP says:

    In a history class in college, my class was assigned to read a book, the title of which I don’t remember. Someone a long time ago had taken notes on life in a Fench village of peasants. Those notes had been discovered (don’t remember how), and turned into the book we were assigned to read.

    Pretty much described the life of folks governed by their muscles and desires. Those who could dominate physically did. Pretty much the life of work the fields, store the harvest, make babies and die. The babies grew and repeated the pattern. A good bit of attention was paid to the behavior of the females, single and wives. I haven’t yet seen anything at Rollo’s or Dalrock’s or Bloom’s or here (the articles and the comments) that was not somehow a repeat of behavior described in the book about that ancient peasant village.

    I’ve said before that we don’t respond to what is; we respond to what is perceived. And what is perceived is determined by the five senses we are born with (I’m ignoring the effect of education here). Our lives are pretty much contrained by the limits of our fives senses. Short folks don’t generally make good high-jumpers, and tall folks have problems fitting into Volkswagon Beetles. What good does perfect pitch do someone who cannot hear. What good is the ability to leap over tall buildings in a single bound for someone who cannot hear.

    Those who can, will. In all aspects of life. Including attracting a mate, or stealing one. Those who can’t, or at least not very well, will only have available what is left over.

    Same as it ever was. That is the normal. Those who deviate due to low testosterone or devotion to the rules of the Bible or religious leaders are the abnormal.

    Q: How do we learn?
    A: We learn what we pay attention to.

    Q: What determines what we pay attention to?
    A: Samuel Johnson had a thought: When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. – a saying that can be reduced to pain focuses the mind.

    The job of older folks is not to guide the younger folks away from harm. The job of the older folks is to still be there and help the younger folks pick up the pieces after they have crashed.

    Some folks can learn from the experiences of others through reading books. But, even then – that content knowledge cannot teach everything that can only be taught by going through the process – content knowledge vs. process knowledge.

    The old do the young a favor by sticking around to pick up the pieces and help the newly-wise younger person refocus on putting their life back together.

    Here is something from a brother and sister trio that I hung out with in the early years. Still stay in touch, but all have lives to attend to now. This is a nod to the work that BV is doing, and the work the folks connected to the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks have begun to do.

    Picking Up the Pieces:


  11. honeycomb says:

    FB ..

    My brothers and their wives are fools .. and they had more pics of my family than I did on my phone.

    Heck they had info I didn’t care to know .. much less strangers.

    One sister in law has thousands of FoolsBook friends and Instagram followers. She’s such an attention whore I can’t stand her in person .. much less on-line.

    As for me .. my old addresses and current are available on-line .. my age and federal certificates are on-line. But that’s it.

    These girlz think everyone should have every social app available. I can only imagine why (i.e. to stalk you better I’m sure).

    And if a 20 year old is stalking you .. imagine what our government is doing .. ugh.

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  12. BuenaVista says:

    I don’t know what the new normal is, but here are a few prominent attributes of on going intersexual relations:

    a. there is zero social penalty for casual pregnancies. Government has made this a rewarded lifestyle. It was a catastrophe when I was a boy, it was unthinkable, to be an unmarried girl of 20 with a child.

    b. female capriciousness is celebrated and promoted. They’re so expressive and sassy!

    c. male work-ethic laboring: object of fun!

    d. there is a deep, deep anti-sex, God no baby we already did it this month, ethos in most bourgeois marriages. (Please pass the ice cream.)

    e. I think most mainstream, middle-class guys who want to join polite society truly believe they need to submit their nuts on a paper plate to gain admission. That’s what I think I’m seeing when I talk to a 20-something man. They’ve been instructed in submission. They recall that only boys were kicked out of class for acting up. They’ve witnessed what happened to a friend who had drunk regret sex with a girl. They attend endless ‘hostile workplace’ seminars at the office.

    To them, therefore, the discussion ended a few years ago. People like me, in that context, are cranky ‘get off my lawn types’ who don’t understand how the world works today.

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  13. RichardP says:

    leap over tall buildings … for someone who cannot SEE.


  14. honeycomb says:

    To them, therefore, the discussion ended a few years ago. People like me, in that context, are cranky ‘get off my lawn types’ who don’t understand how the world works today.

    Everytime I get asked if I have a foolsbook account or snapchat or inatagram .. or whatever by a young person ..

    I get the same response when I say I don’t have any of those accounts.

    One of .. you really are a dumb old man.

    AND .. I agree and amplify .. it normal works.

    Sometimes though my youth repellent has the opposite effect .. which is refreshing.

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  15. BuenaVista says:

    Well, all that’s a downer. For a pick-me-up, we still meet young tradesmen from time to time, like a guy living in his fifth wheel in winter building a pipeline. Lived with his gf and dog. Said he would never marry, and because he’d seen too many older friends get divorced. I believed him. So something registered with him before he got married, destroyed, lost his truck and trailer and tools. I don’t know what it was.

    Stepping back, marriage (Christian or otherwise) is *not* designed today to foster stability and an accumulating wealth of shared emotion and experience. Quite the opposite: marriage is an experience, like a fancy cruise on one of those oversized barges ruining the Caribbean.

    Marriage is loathed by the social engineers who write the laws, and then make money off them. It today is designed to compel men to function in a certain way, or, failing that, to transfer their emotional and material value to the abused, disadvantaged females they obviously exploited. I have no idea how impossible it would be to grow up with a father understood his role in this social order.

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    That’s what I think I’m seeing when I talk to a 20-something man. They’ve been instructed in submission.

    I wonder if they ever will become so “submissive” that they will opt out…perhaps by doing nothing


  17. honeycomb says:

    Stepping back, marriage (Christian or otherwise) is *not* designed today to foster stability and an accumulating wealth of shared emotion and experience. Quite the opposite: marriage is an experience, like a fancy cruise on one of those oversized barges ruining the Caribbean.

    ^^^ this ^^^

    Frankly .. I was given good advice from a family / professional friend when I was a teenager about marriage.

    Why my own dad couldn’t see it for what it was is beside me.

    He has a problem seeimg the complete ugly picture of way back then even now .. which is even more confusing.

    I do the best I can to educate how marriage has changed .. but I have less influence than dads .. moms .. school educators .. churchs .. etc.

    And the family unit / dynamic has been destroyed with purpose. Just like BV said.

    Everybody but men profit.

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Social media makes men into women, and women into something trivial


  19. honeycomb says:

    Social media makes men into women, and women into something trivial

    Though I don’t disagree ..

    It’s been going on longer than social media has been around.

    Music and the magazines of old pushed this trend.

    When did metro-sexual come-about?

    Pre-Interwebz days .. right?

    Stupid men did what wimminz wanted and got tricked .. and like wimmimz they have doubled down on listening to wimmimz and what they want.

    Pro-Tip .. that’s not the correct answer.

    Like I said .. you can’t fix stupid. And we have dumbed everyone down to the loint they have to ask siri who to vote for .. I’m sure it’ll be fair and balanced. Bwhaaaaa

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    Frankly .. I was given good advice from a family / professional friend when I was a teenager about marriage.

    What was the advice?


  21. honeycomb says:

    What was the advice?

    Though I’ve given the account of thisnstory numerous times before on different sites ..

    I’ll paraphrase.

    He wrote a man-u-script about the true nature of wimminz and marriage.

    Named it .. “The domestication of man” .. one of his sons did the art work / illustrations.

    This book would’ve been well before the now famous “The predatory female”.

    I still have it .. it’s packed away in my “I haven’t seen this in 35 years storage shed”

    Anyway he was a pilot at the airport I worked and flew out of.

    He would tell me hownhe escaped his own home so he could come fly.

    Which was a shocker to me. My mom didn’t tell dad or me not to go to the airport and fly. I’d be pissed if that happened to me!

    He was an Englishman who had retired as an Engineer locally. He married an American wommimz who bleed him dry of ejoyment for life.

    He told his own soms to not get married. It didn’t work. But .. me .. it worked.

    I did my own research. I verified anything he said with my own experiences.

    Which lead to me watching what they do .. not what they say.

    College was the proving ground for his work. It was spot on.

    I’ve never been doh-mess-uh-cated.

    My first college girlfriend labeled me a lone wolf from the start.

    That old retired man later crashed his airplane from a medical condition while he was flying. He went out doing what he enjoyed no matter how much his wife prevented him from those things while he wasn’t retired.

    God Bless that old man .. (name with-held for personal reasons).

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  22. Larry G says:

    Been reading all the comments here this evening, just one thing to add. “Normal” being in a somewhat prosperous society, still paying some lip service to “democracy”, bitching about yet still wanting these dysfunctional women. All that happy crap goes into the shitter as soon as a catastrophe happens that will completely reset society. I’m thinking along the lines of a pandemic that could kill millions in short order. If that were to happen in this time finding a “decent” woman will be the least of a man’s problems, just staying alive will become job one


  23. BuenaVista says:

    My friend Jesse is rural, poor and probably gay. Thankfully I’m not obligated to discuss his sex life or mine. So I won’t speculate here. But where I live, gay people and people having extra-marital affairs are in the same closet. Which is more crowded than one might think.

    So Jesse is a bartender with a 10 year-old truck and a Harley.

    I just learned how his niece died. Six months old, his sister a single mom, she was “dropped off” at ‘day care’. What is day care?

    Well, I just happen to have an anecdote. (Drink!) Ex-GF #whatever is a surgeon in the Dakotas. One of her patients had to be sent to the Omaha Zoo for her MRI. She was pushing 450 and too big for the local machines, so needed one for zoo animals. This heifer is “a daycare provider.”

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  24. BuenaVista says:

    Sorry about that. I only have three fingers left on the left hand. Random-key city, here.

    So Jesse’s six-month old niece is “dropped off” so mom can go work at the convenience store.

    A 10 year-old also at day care, decides to play with the doll-baby. She drops the baby, whose head hits a stool, en route to the floor. Baby cries. So 10 year-old repeatedly stomps on the babies head, because that way she’ll be quiet. Baby dies.

    Children need to be with their parents. Not unemployable farm animals who consume 15,000 calories a day.

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  25. honeycomb says:

    BV ..

    I have all of my fingers and my phone typing and grammar are painful to re-read ..

    I believe my mind and thumbs are die-o-metric-lee uh-possed.

    Oh maybe it’s the scotch.


  26. Farm Boy says:

    This heifer is “a daycare provider.”

    If she is a heifer, she had a baby. I feel sad for the kid

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  27. BuenaVista says:

    On children being with Mom:

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  28. BuenaVista says:

    On Mom being someone not to mess with (and what the heck are those cartridges in junior’s belt?):

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  29. Wayne says:

    About the normal…
    I believe the blue pill mindset is the human default setting. This could be dismissed as naivete, except that the cyan-colored glasses are so d@mn hard to remove! Add to this the fact that most guys will trade their balls for pussy in a heart beat. There’s a good evo-psyche justification for all of this.

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  30. Ame says:

    Everybody but men profit.

    i don’t think anyone profits. they might think they do, for awhile anyway. but it’s fleeting.

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  31. Ame says:, BV. that’s a terrible story. what has already happened in the life of a ten year old girl that she would do a thing like that?

    i have no affection for day care, at all. i hated it as a kid, and i know of few good stories. i’m just eternally grateful neither of my girls ever had to experience one.

    we’ve kept a little girl since she was 3 when both parents work; she’s ten now. parents divorced a few years back (grrr) and single mom hasn’t been able to pay me. so i came up with other ways she can ‘pay’ us … such as piano lessons for one of my daughters, etc. i can’t help all the kids out there, but i can help this one.

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  32. Ame says:

    i’ll never figure out typing with my thumbs! my kids tell me it’s ‘painful’ to watch me text, etc, on my phone! lol! i use my laptop when at all possible. (not a fan of tablets, either)


  33. Ame says:

    i saw this and couldn’t help but think of all y’all pilots out here. do you love paper airplanes, too?! 🙂

    A Database of Paper Airplane Designs: Hours of Fun for Kids & Adults Alike

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    I believe the blue pill mindset is the human default setting.

    Not sure about that. It might be more of a cultural thing.

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Discontentment comes when we stop being thankful: discontentment for the life we have, the husband we married, the children we are called to raise, the home we live in, and the blessings we have been given. In Romans 1:21, we are told that being unthankful is the beginning of turning away from God and living a life of sin: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful.”

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    parents divorced a few years back (grrr)

    What was the reason for divorce?


  37. Farm Boy says:

    female capriciousness is celebrated and promoted. They’re so expressive and sassy!

    Not only that, but they are “exploring” also. It is educational. You like educational, don’t you?


  38. Farm Boy says:

    Why my own dad couldn’t see it for what it was is beside me.

    He has a problem seeimg the complete ugly picture of way back then even now .. which is even more confusing.

    Perhaps he just couldn’t bring himself to admit the truth


  39. Farm Boy says:

    Another part of the new normal is aserting that it is all for the children, then going off doing things to mess them up.

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    I’m thinking along the lines of a pandemic that could kill millions in short order.

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  41. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    Tell her that she’d only be a ONS, and would be forgotten after the smash. Or tell her coworker. lol


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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

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  45. honeycomb says:

    Perhaps he just couldn’t bring himself to admit the truth

    FB ..

    It appears that he (dad) and mom would have to admit that they trained us for the slaughter ..

    They can’t blame themselves .. that would be an admission of falure on their part.

    Obviously .. just like wimminz blaming men .. my parents admit its bad out there .. but pull up short of saying anything other than it’s my brothers fault they got divorced.

    They made a bad choice is what they believe.

    But in the same breath admit that we have a problem with divorce courts and wimminz blowing up families.

    The sad part is .. My brothers and Parents are training their girls / grand-girls to repeat the cycle of bad.

    When I point it out I’m told they are doing the best they can and nothing can be done .. so piss-off basically.

    They’re training and raising the next generation of fembots willing.

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  46. Cheque d'Out says:

    A real liberal Member In Pigsmouth • 2 hours ago
    In many ways, May is the consummate modern politician. And I don’t just mean because she is shallow, unprincipled, self-serving and incompetent. Nor even mendacious, disloyal, lying and treacherous. Her special skill is building a coterie of robotic sycophant careerists around her to protect the final betrayal until no-one can do anything about it. Well the biggest betrayal is about to be launched. All the lies till now – the gradual ratcheting backsliding from headline-catching and seemingly honourable positions – will be as nothing. The big one’s just round the corner. My instinct is that she’s finally got it wrong and that this will be the gambit that destroys her, her cabinet and the entire Tory party. I certainly hope so. If it doesn’t, then God help us. I really have the sense, in this 100th year, that the quiet people have had just about enough of this Downing Street coup.

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  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    [Actually here to commemorate all the suffering women in WWI she is]

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    “In the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month in the eighteenth year, women stopped suffering. But one second later, they started again”


  49. Larry G says:

    100 years ago, real shit-hit-the-fan globally.

    [Probably women suffered most they did]

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

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  51. Cheque d'Out says:

    I must admit that I didn’t understand what she was up to the first time

    Now I’m laughing my arse off

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  52. honeycomb says:

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  53. honeycomb says:

    That’ll teach her (re: faking electric shock) .. the only shock she got was a rapid donation of life-saving fury .. HEH

    (That was great!)

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

    I think I’ve watched it about 10 time now. Still laughing. My throat’s sore. Thankfully it’s very nearly beer o’clock here


  55. honeycomb says:

    I just shared that lil gem with a ton of buds .. we work with electric shock hazards everyday ..

    We work a lot of (electrical) jobs “hot” due to most of our equipment can’t be de-energized.

    This makes a shepards hook obsolete!

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  56. Cill says:

    “Yes, it is best to not put much personal info online. You never know when it will come back to bite you”

    True, but we all put a lot of trust in the technocrats. Take wordpress + google, for example, and what they could do to us if they got their heads together. Imagine if they all got together. This could happen. They are almost all left-wing autocrats.

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  57. The specific grievances cited by SJWs are just a means to an end for the walkout organizers, whose real aim is the dismissal of the company’s management, and their replacement by an all-female management team…

    Feminism’s demands to men can be summarized quite succinctly:
    Give us money;
    Shut up;
    Go away.
    Notice the resemblance to your typical divorce? That’s not a coincidence.”

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  58. How was smashing her with a chair going to help? I’m not saying don’t do it, I’m just asking for some plausible deniability.

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  59. honeycomb says:

    by knocking her free (re chair) of contact with the energized source ..

    tho .. i feel like this skit went horribly wrong for her .. she’s lucky

    how do I knownit was a skit .. 1) his reaction time 2) he kicks her .. thus making physical contact with the grounded electrical pathway

    He would’ve known a) not to do #2 .. and that if he did and didn’t fet shocked then she wasn’t being shocked

    GREAT SKIT THO .. I’m still laughing at her “not acting” afterwards .. she wasn’t ecpecting that amount of force and it shows

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  60. I though she’d already dropped the whatsit by the time he picked up the chair. Looked again, but she was still holding it, but not acting like she was still getting any juice.

    Yeah, obvious it was put on, but still good.

    Never had yellow fever, but she’s cute.

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  61. Farm Boy says:

    Colorado residents will soon be able to choose “Gender X” on their driver’s licenses if they do not identify as male or female.


  62. Farm Boy says:

    In Doe’s case, that class was accused students whose institutions deprive them of due process in disciplinary proceedings. But Anderle said even though Doe’s lawsuit “affects the public interest,” his victory did not bring a “significant pecuniary or nonpecuniary benefit on the general public or a large class of persons.”


  63. Farm Boy says:

    Georgetown University recently urged students to preregister for social justice-oriented courses, including “Bible in Social Justice,” a climate change class, and one in which they could make social justice documentaries.

    The courses offer a social justice angle to a vast variety of subjects, including the above ones, as well as the law, history, and sexuality.


  64. Farm Boy says:

    Yamiche Alcindor of National Public Radio asked the president why he calls himself a “nationalist” when he should know that the word has been twisted into a meaning it once never had.

    “Mr. President,” she said, “on the campaign trail you called yourself a ‘nationalist,’ and some heard that as emboldening white nationalists. There are some people that say the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you make of that?”

    This is the classic ‘when-did-you-stop-beating your wife’ question. To answer it is to accept the premise, that a nationalist is a racist and bigot simply because “some people” say so, and that “the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of [the president’s] rhetoric.” She apparently never learned that “some” is not a legitimate source.

    The president might have delicately said something like “I have never said anything to support racial bigotry,” or merely defined “nationalism,” a devotion to national rather than international goals, and let it go. But It’s difficult for anyone, even a president, to let such an accusation go. Attributing bigotry to someone with whom you disagree has become a liberal’s first line of argument, and even a president finds it hard to ignore, and this president doesn’t do letting it go.

    “I don’t know why you’d say that,” Mr. Trump replied. “Such a racist question. Honestly? Let me tell you, that’s a racist question. Why do I have the highest poll numbers ever with African Americans? That’s such a racist question. I love our country, I do. You have nationalists, and you have globalists. But to say what you said to me is so insulting to me. It’s a very terrible thing you said.”

    “The Washington Press Corps,” reported one Web publication, “was floored.”

    [We respect most journalists not.
    For good reason this is]

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  65. Cheque d'Out says:

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  66. Cheque d'Out says:

    The kicks aren’t too bad, I don’t think. There are no muscles that can get him to clamp on to her. Not like gripping a piece of metal with a hand. If you have to test in an emergency you use the back of your hand for the same reason. Obviously not the optimal method but if you love her…

    I could believe a set up but I don’t think that he stuck to the script. Those thrust kicks looked quite effective and realistic.

    She could be a barrel of laughs, I reckon. Would.

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  67. Cheque d'Out says:

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  68. Cheque d'Out says:

    A clip from last night’s usually highly PC Question Time from the ABBC
    (Anti-British Broadcasting Company)

    Talking about the Khanage of stabbing in London.

    Didn’t watch the show myself but you can hear the start of the triggering that followed


  69. This babe is all dolled up and looking good and yet she’s probably just going to the grocery store or maybe taking the baby to her mother’s for a visit. She wouldn’t dare step outside without looking her best. What would the neighbors think? People would think her husband had lost his job, or that she had mental problems. She’d rather be shot that be caught slobbing around in yoga pants, flip-flops and with her hair in a ponytail.

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  70. Cheque d'Out says:


  71. Cheque d'Out says:

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    He told his own sons to not get married. It didn’t work. But .. me .. it worked.

    I did my own research. I verified anything he said with my own experiences.

    You are not supposed to believe what your lying eyes see

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  73. Ame says:

    Farm Boy – What was the reason for divorce?

    it’s not my story, and since i’m close to the situation, i’d rather not share … however, i didn’t agree with it.

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  74. earl says:

    Revisionist history being taken out in video games.


  75. earl says:

    The common theme I see most guys screwing themselves over is fornication or being with a woman who has fornicated a lot.


  76. Farm Boy says:

    He increased the circumference of his penis from 4.9 inches (12.5cm) – already above the UK average of 4.3 inches – to 5.9 inches (15cm).

    The procedure is becoming increasingly popular, experts say, as men seek surgeons to make their penises larger. One clinic says it has seen a 70 per cent increase in patients in the past three years.


  77. Farm Boy says:

    Trump was, uh, direct. “What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question,” he emphasized. “But I watch you a lot; you ask a lot of stupid questions.”

    Next up was the one and only Jim Acosta of CNN, a man who’s never seen a camera he didn’t like.

    “I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man. He does this with everybody. He gets paid to do that. He gets paid to burst in. He’s a very unprofessional guy. Whether it was me or [former President] Ronald Reagan or anybody else, he would have done the same this,” slammed Trump.

    “Look, I don’t think he’s a smart person, but he’s got a loud voice,” he added.

    I remember the first time that Trump ripped the press Yugely. I am sure that they were expecting big time outrage from the American people. They were undoubtedly shocked when it didn’t happen. They were further shocked when large swaths of people agreed with Trump

    And these are the people who are supposed to know what is going on…

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    Shawnee State University is violating the constitutional rights of a professor by threatening to punish him for not using feminine pronouns with a biologically male student, according to a new federal lawsuit.


  79. Farm Boy says:

    A 78-year-old man in the North Carolina mountains claims to have punched a mother black bear in her nose when she wandered onto his driveway.

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  80. BuenaVista says:

    KH, 18:03 UTC or whatever the heck time WordPress uses.

    That’s my mom. In rural America you didn’t go to the downtown department store (where I lived, it was a fancy chain based in Des Moines) without white gloves. (They all had a high tea, in a 3rd floor cafe.) You really didn’t. Spending money at a store was a twice a year thing.

    When mom could function, which was about once per year, she got her “hair done” (that’s an interesting archaism, not in use today) if she had car pool duty to orchestra practice. One of my fondest memories of childhood was when she showed up on time for me and my fellow orchestra sorts, and had “got her hair done” and was nifty in her best white wool coat. She was on time in the white Dodge wagon then and wasn’t even hallucinating.

    She did look a lot like that model. Also, our first car was a Chevy Nomad, predating that example, which is a ’62. I, however, didn’t wear a seat belt until I was 50. Back then it was, “You children get in back and play cards.”

    On the long drives over the prairie to see grandparents, Dad let me stand on the front seat, between him and the sleeping wife. In the dark, everyone sleeping, He and I were the only ones awake. I stood next to him while he drove down U.S. 6 till we met U.S. 30, the Lincoln Road (furreneurs, that’s the first road across this country.) The rhythm was cresting a prairie hill and his tapping the button on the floor that switched the lights to low, from high beam. It was always night because he had to put his newspaper out first. My seat belt was his right arm. It started to get hilly around Grinnell. The guy who built the first chip, the first microprocessor, Bob Noyce, was a poor boy from Grinnell. We would turn right on U.S. 69, at Ames. Ames is where the first digital logic computer was built by Atanasoff.

    Flyover people, ya.

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  81. Liz says:

    Saw some deer yesterday morning. Biggest I’ve ever seen! They were does. My little dog yipped at them from inside the fence (small confined area with chickenwire that used to be a raspberry garden, we haven’t put up a real fence yet). They took an interest…the more he yipped the closer they got until one doe almost had her nose on the fence. She was about a foot from my dog. They were there a while….think she was wondering what in the heck that little beast was. I don’t think tiny dogs are very common here.
    I don’t leave them out long, and I’m usually with them (just didn’t want to spook the deer)…I know hawks would take an interest if the mountain lions don’t.

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    What type of dog do you have?


  83. Liz says:

    “What type of dog do you have?”

    Two old dogs (we’re getting a new one when things settle down with the home construction projects, probably springtime or summer). They’re rescue mutts….mostly chihuahua (got them in NM, all mutts over there have chihuahua in them). One is probably also part dachshund and something else, the other definitely has beagle (with the beagle personality, he’s a sweet dog).

    [Perhaps like this it is]

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  84. Cheque d'Out says:

    The blog is on GMT currently. Isle of Man timezone


  85. Liz says:

    Also, some Catahoula in one…but they’re only approximately 12-13 pound dogs.


  86. @BV Even though I’ve just recently entered my sixth decade, but I often feel like a time traveler from the distant past, or maybe a visitor to a foreign country (the past being a different country) that the present is. Growing up in the Southwest and in the Bluegrass I can remember when women still wore gloves and hats, got their hair “done” and generally behaved as “ladies” and were treated as such.

    Road-trips were kids all over the car, but never belted in. Stopped at Stuckys for lunch and Holiday Inn for the night, swimming for a hour or two to get out the pent up energy from being in a car all day.

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  87. honeycomb says:

    So .. KHH ..

    Were you a “floater” or “slider” (re: no belts in the car)?


  88. We would be on the seat, on the floorboards, on the ledge between the rear windshield and the backseats.

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  89. RichardP says:

    @BV – you said: …he drove down U.S. 6 till we met U.S. 30…We would turn right on U.S. 69, at Ames. And you mentioned Grinnell.

    Daughter had a bandmate in high school who graduated from Grinnell this past spring. I’ve driven back and forth across the United States several times, so I get a kick out of exploring things on Google Maps. Daughter and I visted Grinnell via Google Maps when friend found out she had been accepted.

    So – U.S. 6, which goes East and West through Grinnell, runs parallel with U.S. 30, which goes through Ames. U.S. 6 is south of U.S. 30. U.S. 69 goes north and south through Des Moines and connects U.S. 6 and U.S. 30.

    Can’t find where U.S. 6 meets U.S. 30, as they run parallel for as far as I can follow.

    If it doesn’t betray family secrets, can you say which direction you went when you left home to go to grandparents house (went east? or went west?). And did you start out on U.S.6 from home. Seems that is what you are saying.


  90. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    More insanity…


  91. Ame says:

    chihuahua in them). One is probably also part dachshund

    we had a dog for years who was part chihuahua and part dachshund … she was a chaweenie 🙂 … loved her. she was sooo sweet!

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  92. Farm Boy says:

    Being in a single-parent family is one of the greatest indications of risk for suicide, for crime, for drug use, for everything that there is. When you go into a prison, and I’ve visited a lot of prisons, you can walk down the cell – single family, single mother family, single mother fatherless family, the left created that situation by giving people money to have kids out of wedlock, and they were told it would happen and it did happen. The illegitimate birth rate among African Americans is worse today than it was when Democrats were selling them down the river as slaves, it’s worse now!

    Unfortunately, they sometimes become mass shooters.

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  93. Farm Boy says:

    Michelle Obama Upset ‘Haters’ Labeled Her ‘Angry’ Black Woman

    [Sometimes the shoe fits it does]

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  94. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder the the mom of the Thousand Oaks shooter will get any scrutiny…


  95. mgtowhorseman says:

    Ok its a few days later for Halloween but squirrels don’t have calenders.
    Not that Foamy gives a fuck about calenders.

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  96. Farm Boy says:

    You have something to bring to the table, but it’s up to you to figure out what that is.

    It could be anything.

    Support, nurturing, respect, trust, empathy, companionship, partnership, intimacy, loyalty, fun, adventure, endurance through pain and illness, humility, beauty, family.


  97. Cill says:

    “The common theme I see most guys screwing themselves over is fornication or being with a woman who has fornicated a lot.”

    Maybe I’m stretching it a bit here (but by how much?) I had that experience or something similar when I was a teenager.

    “guys screwing themselves over”

    Cuckolds. I was young and naiive.

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  98. RichardP says:

    Consider this a bit of a travelogue. Ignore it if you don’t like to learn about new places.

    In the Fantasy Island thread, Larry G posted this image of Bob’s Big Boy. I commented below it that that scene is from the place we normally go when we go to the beach. Far enough north of Los Angeles to not get the bacteria and stuff that washes out to sea. It is at the foot of a tall cliff, and many commercials are shot at this spot because it is very scenic – with the cliff as a backdrop and outcroppings of rock out in the water. It is spectacular to either climb the cliff, or drive to the top and park alongside the road and then hike in. Nothing but the wind and the birds and ocean as far as you can see.

    That is Point Dume, north of Malibu. We take Malibu Canyon Road out of the valley and it drops down into Malibu right beside Pepperdine University – which you may remember was where the niece of a TV personality was a freshman this year. She was one of those killed at the Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

    Malibu Canyon Road dead-ends into Pacific Coast Highway. We turn north to Point Dume. It is a very pretty drive up there as there are many multi-million dollars houses there (not excited about the money; just that it can buy excellent architects and building material)

    Bob’s Big Boy is here, just so you can see. I’m going to experiment with putting Google Maps into a link. The link should open at Point Dume. I find that I have to go to the drop-down menu at the left and click on “Globe” to get the picture to display correctly.

    I’ve just seen on the news that all of the house in that community at the top of the cliffs have burned, in addition to “several dozen” homes in Malibu itself.

    Indeed a new normal has arrived for them, and all the others who have burned, as well as the folks and friends of the loved one who were killed Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks. A lot more folks will be picking up the pieces than I imagined when I posted the link upthread to the song with that name.

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  99. RichardP says:


  100. RichardP says:

    It worked. Yay. When I click on the “Point Dume” link, Google Maps opens. For me, there is a column to the left with the words “Zuma Beach” at the upper left. To the left of those words are three horizontal lines. I click on it and get a drop-down menu. Five items or so down is the word “Globe”. I have to click on that to get the picture to display properly. But once I do that, I can click and drag the map around, or zoom in or zoom out. I’m doing this on a regular computer, not a tablet or phone. YMMV.


  101. RichardP says:

    On Google Maps that opens from the “Point Dume” link, you can drag the little guy and drop him at the base of the cliff and get a beach view. I havent’ done it, but you can probably drop him on the roads at the top of the cliff to look at the houses – although most of them are behind gates or fences that block the view.


  102. Farm Boy says:

    I know it’s not politically correct to say this — but it seems like a major problem with violence, abuse, mass shootings and attacks is fatherlessness.

    What do the Parkland, Newtown, Thousand Oaks and the racist SC murderers all have in common? Single motherhood and absent fathers


  103. Farm Boy says:

    When it comes to confirming judges and counting votes, Democrats are amazingly consistent – The law is NO obstacle to the outcome they seek.

    — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 9, 2018

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  104. Cill says:

    The ultimate sycophantic surrender:

    Wife: “Darling, I love you so much, I trust you so much, I will fuck another man way way more than I ever fucked you. We will have a secret recording of it sweetheart. Let us reaffirm our love by watching the video together. I know you are open minded and you won’t mind how much more I enjoyed fucking him than fucking you.”

    When I was young and naiive I was the unwitting cuck-er and I discovered the cuckee was filming it for his edification. Weak insipid bisexual white men. Never again.


  105. RichardP says:

    I just clicked on the “Point Dume” link a few posts above, and dropped the little man on top of the Point Dume cliff. By clicking and dragging the screen right or left you get a view of the ocean that is almost as good as being there.


  106. Cill says:


    Weak insipid bisexual white men.

    That’s what we have become.


  107. Farm Boy says:

    In a new Home Alone remake announced Friday, the protagonist will be left at home by his parents in a rush to make it out the door for a family vacation, but won’t even realize his parents are gone as he hangs out in his room and plays on his smartphone for two full weeks.

    [Hilarity would ensue not]


  108. Farm Boy says:

    Leftist Protesters: ‘If Tucker Carlson Didn’t Want To Get Mobbed In His Own Home, Then Why Did He Disagree With Us?’

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  109. Farm Boy says:

    At a press conference on Thursday, American Nazi Party leader Emmett Scoggins told reporters that his group is not trying to instate full-on Nazism, but a much better system called “democratic Nazism.”

    Scoggins was questioned about the use of the word “democratic” and how democratic Nazism was any different from plain-old Nazism. “The main difference is we add the word ‘democratic’ on there because people like that word a lot more than just plain ‘Nazi,’” Scoggins said. “We’ve added the word to all of our unpopular practices. Democratic racism, democratic beat-downs, democratic censorship, democratic genocide. All of those things poll much higher if we call them democratic.”

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  110. Farm Boy says:

    For RichardP

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  111. Cheque d'Out says:

    True? Who knows?

    I suspect that Q is real but I’m not autist enough to get dragged into the crypto conspiracy style of his emissions. Just enough to feel the tug. I’m glad it gives the chan’ers something to do

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  112. Cheque d'Out says:

    For some reason we let these stupid fuckers vote

    Liked by 2 people

  113. Cheque d'Out says:

    100 years tomorrow. Do you guys have poppies for Remembrance?

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  114. Yoda says:

    [Occasional-Cortex unmarried she is]

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  115. Yoda says:

    “Those were the Droids we were looking for”

    Liked by 4 people

  116. Yoda says:

    Liz’ dog this is

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  117. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    God, I hope so!


  118. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:


  119. Liz says:

    “Liz’ dog”

    Gasp! So precious. ❤
    that looks a lot like on of them when he was a pup, except he was brindle colored. Even the up and down ear. 😆

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  120. Liz says:

    Funny LA parody song.
    “That wasn’t a rat, it was my emotional support rodent”

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  121. Liz says:

    I’ve just seen on the news that all of the house in that community at the top of the cliffs have burned, in addition to “several dozen” homes in Malibu itself.

    Indeed a new normal has arrived for them, and all the others who have burned, as well as the folks and friends of the loved one who were killed Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks. A lot more folks will be picking up the pieces than I imagined when I posted the link upthread to the song with that name.

    Kind of curious what the property insurance rates are like in that area?
    There was a squadron commander at the last base who grew up in Thousand Oaks, as did his wife…
    found out because his wife posted on FB recently.


  122. Farm Boy says:

    Instead, the fight is being led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who is still angry at the way those unverified and in some cases evidence-free allegations sidetracked his committee’s work, and nearly the nomination itself.

    Grassley’s unhappiness comes through in every page of a new 28-page report, accompanied by 386 pages of supporting documents, outlining the committee’s handling of the Kavanaugh case. One key point that comes out in the report is that Grassley and his staff investigators on the Republican side took each allegation against Kavanaugh seriously, no matter how far-fetched. That’s how the confirmation process almost ground to a halt.

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  123. Farm Boy says:

    [Kinda liking Marco Rubio 2.0 I am]

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  124. Larry G says:

    Let us not forget Jabba’s favorite object of entertainment….

    [Who can like this not?]

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  125. Cill says:

    That Star Wars move was already gathering mothballs by the time I first watched it as a little nipper. This enthusiasm on the part of you older blokes towards Princess Lea, what exactly is it? It’s a bit mystifying.


  126. Farm Boy says:

    A new round of demands for her firing arose after Wax said she didn’t know of any black law students who graduated in the top quarter of the class. She has stayed silent through most of the controversy.

    But Wax is ready to talk now. Throughout her speech at the Heritage Foundation Thursday night, Wax kept the audience laughing with observations about the “incredible air of unreality” at Penn and “happy talk” the school feeds donors and alumni.


  127. Cill says:

    Princess Leia


  128. honeycomb says:

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  129. Farm Boy says:


    Princess Leia is easy on the eyes and not a total bitch.

    She was also a part of what boys considered to be a really cool movie, that Is, the original Star Wars

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  130. Farm Boy says:

    A woman falsely accused a police officer of raping her after she was arrested for shoplifting.

    Marley Barberian, 23, was stealing from a Target store in Palm Beach County when she was arrested earlier this year. While in jail, she claimed a Sheriff’s Office deputy had groped her at the store where she was arrested and raped her on the side of the road while on the way to the jail.


  131. Most of the couples I know who have married over the past five years were pretty young and often each other’s first romantic love. I rarely see mid 30s couples marrying. Maybe remarrying but rarely first time marrying.

    But young women are told the opposite. To wait. It doesn’t seem to be good advice. By the time these women are ready to marry they discover the guts in their age bracket checked out years ago.

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  132. Farm Boy says:

    Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines accused Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of destroying evidence, in the midst of the ongoing vote count in the razor-thin contest for a U.S. Senate seat between Congresswomen Martha McSally (R.) and Krysten Sinema (D.).


  133. SFC Ton says:

    That’s not a dog

    That’s what a dog eats

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  134. SFC Ton says:


    This is what’s up. Every pussy as hippie who buys a gun for self proetcion has unknowingly taken a major step down the path of self determination and individual, masculine sovereignty

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  135. SFC Ton says:

    Yoda has posted that deal with the gop stooge saying they ha e Washington, Jefferson and Madison

    That’s utter bullshit. Their 1st president, the tyrant linclon wasn’t a fan of any of them cats and there platform was more about (Calhoun?) … some cat from ky who wanted well pretty much the opposite of limited federal power.


  136. Liz says:

    “That’s not a dog
    That’s what a dog eats”

    LOL We’ll get a real dog as soon as we can, Ton. 😆


  137. Farm Boy says:

    Not so many people know that kissing has health benefits. Well, despite the fact that kissing can be many things from sweet, loving, intense, to passionate, it’s been proven that there are actually health benefits that come with kissng.

    Studies have revealed that individuals who kiss more often significantly decrease their levels of stress and are known to have even greater relationship satisfaction.

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  138. Liz says:

    it’s been proven that there are actually health benefits that come with kissng.”

    The health advantages of “kissing” are probably location dependent.
    Some areas are more beneficial than others. 😆

    [Kiss Nancy Pelosi’s behind I would not.
    Wonder if Botox that she does I do]

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  139. Farm Boy says:

    Scott filed lawsuits in the two heavily Democratic counties Thursday night, accusing Democrats of a coordinated attempt to “steal” elections.

    “I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election,” the governor said at a press conference outside the governor’s mansion, accusing Democrats of “rampant fraud” in his race against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).


  140. Farm Boy says:

    But the notion that women deserve to be paid more just because they’re women is absurd and counterproductive to my daughter’s future earning potential.

    Here’s the thing: the WNBA is not nearly as profitable as the NBA. In fact, in the segment, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols cautions, “Here’s another key point in all this. The NBA makes a profit. The WNBA… according to the league… the WNBA has yet to make a profit.”

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  141. RichardP says:

    Great parody song, Love LA Toilets are hard to flush because regulations a number of years ago stipulated low-flush toilets. Creates interesting situations sometimes. A better solution would have been to stop building, so there was sufficient water for the folks already here to do what they need to do.

    @Liz said: There was a squadron commander at the last base who grew up in Thousand Oaks

    Thousand Oaks is the ultimate bedroom community. Property values used to be reasonable (haven’t priced anything there recently), the weather is cooler because there are various places the ocean breeze can get to them, etc. It is a good place to raise children.

    Every 10 to 15 years or so we have a fire that starts in the west end of the San Fernando Valley or somewhere between there and Thousand Oaks, and burns south through Malibu to the ocean. It takes that long for the vegetation to regrow and become kindling. And then when the Santa Ana wind season starts (now), and conditions are right, off goes the next fire. This time was unusual because of the strength and unpredictability of the winds. Normally, the can better channel the path of the fire so that not so many houses burn. But they do burn. And I’m sure the fire insurance is very high. But the folks who populate the path through Malibu to the sea (and that area around Point Dume to the north) tend to be some of the wealthiest folks in the world. So there is that.

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  142. Farm Boy says:

    Florida Elections Supervisor Threatens To Arrest Reporters For Covering Ballot Counting


  143. Farm Boy says:

    On Friday evening, a group called the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is holding a “blessing service” at a newly-opened abortion facility called Your Choice Healthcare of Columbus.


  144. RichardP says:

    Studies have revealed that individuals who kiss more often significantly decrease their levels of stress and are known to have even greater relationship satisfaction.

    After this, therefore because of this??

    Could probably “prove” that those who have greater relationship satisfaction have less stress and are prone to kiss more.

    How to lie, or at least mislead, with statistics.

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  145. BuenaVista says:

    I was in a fairly rough club last night, enjoying myself. Half-a-dozen huge — I mean huge, 6’6″ 300 huge — bikers came in with one 5’6″ cross-eyed guy missing teeth. One of them walked to the bar next to me and handed the bartender a striker-fired pistol. I was shouting, “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” and removing my friend from my lap.

    (It’s legal here to carry and consume alcohol in a bar or restaurant, but it’s also penitentiary-time if you do so and breach .08. So I never do it.)

    Turns oiut he was the owner of the joint, and getting the weapon off his person, so he could party. He was very kind about explaining all of that.

    No one else noticed the exchange, incidentally. For me, several things to think about in this anecdote, given recent events.

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  146. Ame says:

    ahhh, Ton! sweet little lap dogs are precious! they are cuddly and sweet 🙂

    can’t say ours is much for protection, though … she’s everybody’s best friend. though i did hear her growl once when she didn’t know who someone was at night. but only once in almost two years. still, she’s so sweet and fun 🙂

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  147. Ame says:

    just had the cutest, adorable, little six year old boy come by selling way over-priced christmas wreaths for cub scouts. of course i bought one! he stayed and chatted with me for about fifteen minutes. sooo adorable! kudos to his mom who waited at the curb and didn’t speak until he acknowledged her, letting her son walk up by him self, know on the door, give his pitch, and have a conversation with an adult … patiently without interruption.! he was adorable!

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  148. Ame says:

    How to lie, or at least mislead, with statistics.

    my first husband was brilliant with statistics and all that stuff. he always said, “It’s how you ask the question.” you can make stats prove anything you want to prove.


  149. RichardP says:


  150. RichardP says:

    Reaons why it is not good to live with a mountain to your back and the ocean in front of you. When fire comes over the mountain – as it always does – there is only one way out.

    [Looks like a Sharknado that does]


  151. Ame says:

    OP – Our view of the world in our early 20’s might not match the view of the current youngsters. … For today’s youngsters, perhaps they have no such expectations.

    i know that every generation thinks they’ll be different and do better than the one(s) before. some think all the perks of youth are wasted on the youth. i don’t. i think we need the energy and blind naivete of youth to force the world forward; we get too jaded as we get older (in general). i try to be real and honest with my daughters without totally destroying the wonder of youth 🙂

    however … it seems with all the changes in the world, and how globalized everything is, that the changes our young people face ARE significantly different from when we were younger. i could be all wrong here … after all, there is nothing new under the sun.

    i always find it interesting, though, when things about how the world is make me anxious, but don’t phase my kids much – “It’s just the way it is, Mom.” they don’t know any different. it’s what they know.

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  152. Liz says:

    Can’t have a “vulgar” naming ceremony. Good grief. This is part of traditional esprit de corps. They always put at least one vulgar name as a possibility.
    Shaved Dog’s Ass was standard, back in the day. Wonder what this one was that made that got a wing commander fired? Wing commanders don’t even attend these naming ceremonies. No one wants the boss there.

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  153. Liz says:

    WHOA That’s quite an image, Richard! 😮
    Scary stuff. Hope we have a wet winter.


  154. Farm Boy says:

    Lawyers for Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson both fought to prevent a non-citizen’s vote from being excluded Friday night, according to a transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.


  155. Farm Boy says:

    A conservative legal defense organization claiming a California professor was fired for promoting his “dangerous” conservative views on marriage, gender roles and sexual orientation helped him emerge victorious after a two-year legal battle.

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  156. Farm Boy says:

    This is an important cultural moment. There is now a comic meme about being physically violent to a woman. Notice how it’s upping the violence that makes it funnier and funnier. It ends with a “Road Runner” type image where a bag of “intern feed” is handed to the woman and then a giant weight falls on her. Have we ever seen mainstream comedy like that before? We’re laughing at a woman getting crushed to death. And am I the only one who sees the words “intern feed” and thinks of Bill Clinton’s semen?


  157. Cheque d'Out says:

    [Domestic cheating insignificant compared to foreign phantom interference it would be]

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  158. SFC Ton says:

    BV’s story reminded me of this

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  159. Farm Boy says:

    A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife.

    She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch,but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad inthe newspaper for a ranch hand..

    Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

    He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching.
    For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well.

    Then one day, the rancher’s widow said to the hired hand, “You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels.”

    The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.

    One o’clock came, however, and he didn’t return.

    Two o’clock and no hired hand.

    Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher’s widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

    She quietly called him over to her..

    “Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said.

    Trembling, he did as she directed. “Now take off my boots.”

    He did as she asked, ever so slowly. “Now take off my socks.”

    He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.

    “Now take off my skirt.”

    He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light.

    “Now take off my bra..” Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

    Then she looked at him and said,

    “If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you’re fired.”

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  160. Farm Boy says:

    Cruz has Cuban roots. Despite Cruz’s being Hispanic, though, a favored identity group in the view of liberals, the left is insulting “white women” for voting for the sitting senator.

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  161. Liz says:

    In liberal land, Cruz also loves Trump.
    Short questionnaire for a “real” hispanic in liberal land:
    1) Is he/she able to speak English correctly?
    if yes, than——>most likely not
    2) Does he/she make a living from anything either than cleaning products, beat up landscaping equipment and/or a tortilla press?
    If yes than——>most likely not
    3) Is he/she for open borders
    If yes, this Trumps all, answer is yes. If not, see one and two above.

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  162. Liz says:

    I called up the public number to the White House.
    When the operator answered, I asked to speak to Hillary Clinton.
    Of course she said that Hillary wasn’t there. I thanked her and hung up.
    This got to be a bit of a habit.
    I found myself calling 2 or 3 times a day.
    The operator was pretty patient, always telling me Hillary wasn’t there.
    Finally, I guess she had enough.
    She asked me why I continued to call and ask for Hillary when I always got the same answer that Hillary isn’t in the White House.
    I told her I keep calling because that sounds so good to hear.

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  163. Liz says:

    Oops….since we don’t have an edit, last line of that questionnaire above should’ve been:
    If yes, this Trumps all, answer is yes. If not, see one and two above and answer “definitely no”.

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  164. Farm Boy says:

    Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz became a registered Florida voter behind bars in Broward County outraging the father of one of his victims.

    “He’s a mass murderer, he’s already confessed and he shouldn’t have the right to vote,” Andrew Pollack, 52, told Fox News Saturday.

    Why doesn’t anyone talk about the good things in Broward County?


  165. Liz says:

    “Why doesn’t anyone talk about the good things in Broward County?”

    um….it has the word “bro” in it? Other than that, I’m out of ideas. 😆
    (I’ve lived in a lot of places around Florida…Miami-Dade was one, which is close to Broward. Can’t think of anything good about that area either)

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  166. Farm Boy says:

    This came from Broward County. Whenever I see his picture, my reaction is “what a little shit”

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  167. Farm Boy says:

    A flier at a Kansas State University apartment complex bearing the very racist statement “Beware [N-words] Live Here!!! Knock at Your Own Risk” has turned out to be a hoax.

    [Wonder if the n-words living there come under the authority of the grammar police I do]


  168. Farm Boy says:

    Considering what’s going on for the umpteenth time in the República Bananera de Florida, the caravans of how many thousands making their way from Central America to our Southern border should be going in reverse.

    We’re Honduras now.

    No Banana Republic — past or present — could really outdo Florida when it comes to electoral corruption


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