Obtuse


From here,

Consistent with a trend that sex researchers have been documenting for years, the findings showed that Americans – and particularly those under 30 – are having less sex than ever before. On the whole, the number of Americans who had sex once a week or more dropped from 51 per cent in 1996 to 39 per cent in 2018. Among the young, 18- to 30-year-olds were roughly twice as likely to report being celibate in the past year compared with adults in their 50s.

The decline is even more drastic when comparing the sexes. For the past 30 years, twentysomething women and men reported comparable rates of sexlessness. But in 2018, 28 per cent of young men reported having no sex in the past year, while only 18 per cent of young women said the same. Furthermore, 27 per cent of men under 30 reported not having sex since turning 18, a percentage that has more than tripled in the past 10 years.

As for the “For the past 30 years, twentysomething women and men reported comparable rates of sexlessness” thing, I rather doubt that.  Probably this number comes from the fact that women tend to under-report their endeavors (nobody wants to be a slut), while men over-report theirs.  Though, it is very believable that the percentage of young men having sex is much less than before.  So many just don’t measure up to the standards of the women of today; and women are after all the gatekeeper to sex.

Much like any other issue related to sex, a cultural panic has ensued, with fears that society may soon find itself overthrown by an epidemic of angry incels (or “involuntary celibates”).

Well, probably not.  There are outlets; video games, self-service and prostitutes.  I am thinking that any cultural panic is due to other reasons.

Some media coverage tried to leave no stone unturned in seeking possible explanations for male millennials’ lack of hooking up, pointing the finger at everything from antidepressants to social media and video games.

“No stone left unturned”.  That is a good one.  Rather, lots of stones have been left deliberately unturned.  Short answer – typical women demand so much and deliver so little value that the fellas have half/whole given up.  As for video games, they are a symptom, not a cause.

The Post included a study finding that there have been fewer young men entering the work force since the last recession. People who have jobs are more likely to have stable relationships and be living on their own. Young men aged 18 to 34, however, are more likely to be living at home.

It might be that these young men just don’t have the incentive to go out and fight to attract a woman.  Video games / their  buddies have a more sure payoff, especially in the short run.  Who is responsible for these lack of incentives?

For women who are sexually active, they are likely choosing from a smaller pool of male candidates.

But of course.  Women’s higher standards of today demand sexier men.

Although some have heralded this as good news – that perhaps women are taking greater initiative and turning down partners they see as unfit – if one plans to settle down in a committed, monogamous relationship, it is women who will eventually be partnering with currently celibate young men.

So the issue is “see as unfit”.  Let us translate.  This means not hawt and sexy.  Of course, it is meant for the readers to interpret that a bit differently.  Then the author admits that for many, beta bucks it is.

When the time comes, these men will be less experienced, not only in the bedroom, but in navigating romantic relationships too.

No shit, Sherlock.  And who’s fault is that?

Few seem concerned about what this signals as part of the larger picture. Imagine if a study found that women were being adversely affected because of not having the means to provide for themselves. Multiple organizations would surely be falling over themselves with initiatives to help women improve their situation.

She is right about that.  If women have a need that can be fulfilled by changing the law or throwing money at it, they get service.   But why not here?  Perhaps addressing the lack of men that women want to marry would expose the situation for what it really is.  This would  be rather embarrassing for the ladies.

If the numbers showed that women were having drastically less sex, no doubt there would be outrage and countless op-eds lamenting how unjust this was. Let’s not forget that when a study came out last year showing that women tended to have fewer orgasms during sex than men, the corresponding onslaught of media reportage blamed men for being bad lovers.

Well, that is different.  A solution would be for men to sex up women more.  That would be do-able without embarrassing the women so much.

Abstaining from sex by choice is much different from being celibate due to a lack of prospects more broadly in life. Instead of gawking with morbid fascination at the sex recession – and in some cases, mocking men for falling short – our next step should be seeking solutions, from which both sexes will ultimately benefit.

Well, there is the man-up solution.  But there are issues there.  Incentives matter and shame is losing its effectiveness.

As for changes with respect to women, well that isn’t going to happen.

Notice that this is only a problem because women are affected.  If it was just the fellas suffering, then there would really be no problem here.

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117 comments on “Obtuse
  1. Liz says:

    Why are the obtuse depressed? Because they’re never right.
    Why do you have to watch out for the obtuse? They always have an angle.
    (sorry and/or you’re welcome)

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    You do wonder about people who seem to work so hard at not seeing reality. Probably all of that work tires them out. Makes them grumpy

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    And Trump stood before the special prosecutor, and the special prosecutor asked him, saying: Art thou the president of the United States? Trump saith to him: Thou sayest it.
    And when he was accused by Schumer, Schiff, and Nadler, he answered nothing.
    Then Mueller saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
    And he answered him to never a word; so that the special prosecutor wondered exceedingly.
    Now upon the solemn day the special prosecutor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
    And he had then a notorious liar, that was called Hillary.
    They therefore being gathered together, Mueller said: Whom will you that I release to you, Hillary, or Trump that is called President?
    For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
    And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
    But Schumer, Schiff, and Nadler persuaded the people, that they should ask Hillary, and take Trump away.
    And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Hillary.
    Mueller saith to them: What shall I do then with Trump that is called President? They say all: Let him be crucified.
    The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
    And Mueller seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it.
    And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children.

    https://spectator.org/orange-man-bad/

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  4. earl says:

    Some media coverage tried to leave no stone unturned in seeking possible explanations for male millennials’ lack of hooking up, pointing the finger at everything from antidepressants to social media and video games.

    Why would the feminist media ever have any self-awareness?

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  5. BuenaVista says:

    I couldn’t get through the OP. Couldn’t read it all. I have female-expressed “I don’t get what I want” fatigue.

    I’m not arguing or anything. I’ve returned to Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius the last six months (so I don’t lose my fucking mind). But their current value to me is in providing an avenue to peace despite the ways of the world. And it’s not a submissive peace, a churchian or chin-stroking male feminist peace. It’s peace. When arguing with the next woman is obviously pointless, one learns: “Arguing now is like arguing with the weather.”

    We don’t really know why people do the things they do. That’s because … neither do they.

    ***

    What if someone wrote 500 stories on why 29 year-old shipfitters who are welding pipe in the Permian don’t get married, and document how they laugh and fall off their chair if someone asks?

    Yeah, I haven’t seen one of those stories either.

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  6. BuenaVista says:

    Ubiquitous media is ubiquitous gaslighting.

    Like the guy who, without inspection (no one has been on site). tells us a software failure started the two fires in Notre Dame.

    Lizzie mentioned this earlier.

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  7. BuenaVista says:

    On this particular weekend, I note:

    Sola Scriptura
    Sola Gratia
    Sola Fides

    We shouldn’t, or can’t, give our lives for the weak. Somebody already did that, and I don’t think He means for us to that in imitation. (Could be wrong.) I think He wishes that we notice the weak. It can be awkward. But we can observe the weak and act.

    A guy in my little town is homeless. Beard, flakey behavior, 30 pounds underweight, one bicycle to get around. Our parks guy, friend, asked me if I knew him, because I spend so much time in the city parks (unusual town, the lake is lined with parks, not houses).

    Homeless guy would lock himself in the public john when it was below zero for a couple of hours. (I just sit in a warm truck and talk to you folks.) By rule my parks friend was supposed to call the cops, but he didn’t. Because it was a survival issue and Homeless Guy didn’t break anything. He asked me to tell him, if I saw him, to try to keep a lower profile. My friend doesn’t want to get in trouble with the dipshit town managers.

    Homeless Guy was in line at the supermarket, next to me, this week. He had three cans of soup and something else. Maybe some day-old bread. That was it.

    Well. There’s only one reason why a guy goes to the supermarket and buys three cans of soup. That’s all he can afford.

    I appraised him and thought “I should give him $20 and he can buy a rotisserie chicken and stuff.”

    I didn’t, I failed, Jesus observed. I will do better. Only you people know this story.

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  8. BuenaVista says:

    Back on Monday.

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  9. SFC Ton says:

    The Ton salutes BV

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    A woman accused of sending a man more than 159,000 text messages and breaking into his Arizona home wants her case to go to trial, believing a jury will find her innocent while also ordering her and the man she’s accused of stalking to wed.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/19/jacqueline-ades-accused-sending-man-159-k-messages-speaks-jail/3526847002/

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  11. Liz says:

    Article on female stalker: Leathers told The Republic that two of the three mental-health professionals who met with Ades found her mentally incompetent to stand trial, but restorable. One diagnosed her as being mentally competent.

    The last sentence is the story here. Who in the world would diagnose this crazy bitch as mentally competent? Magic 8 ball says, “Another crazy bitch”.
    That person’s license needs to be revoked for the good of humanity.

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  12. Liz says:

    Side note: I’m the only one who did geometry humor with this caption?!?
    You folks are too mature. 😆

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  13. earl says:

    Crazy women are getting so delusional & desperate they are wanting judges to force men to marry them.

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  14. Cheque d'Out says:

    Superannuated ‘British’ actress flies from SoCal to London and back to virtue signal over some climate shit

    The tune to which he is alluding / referencing / inciting / something…I need beer

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  15. Farm Boy says:

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  16. Cheque d'Out says:

    From our No Shit, Sherlock correspondent

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    April Ryan calls for ‘lopping the heads off’ Sanders, Trump officials

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/19/april-ryan-calls-for-lopping-the-heads-off-sanders/

    [Sounds like “incitement” to me it does]

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Now that Sanders is the front-runner, with the possible exception of Joe (Hamlet) Biden, it is time to start taking a closer look at him. I’ve always been curious why he would have worked for a time on a Stalinist Kibbutz after the 20th Communist Party Congress where Stalin’s infamies and atrocities were publicly denounced by Nikita Khrushchev. Sanders apparently was a renegade Communist as a youth, regarding Khrushchev as a mealy-mouthed compromiser. It was eccentric that he spent his honeymoon in Moscow, but that, I suppose, is the business of no one but the then-newlyweds.

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/18/the-lies-cliches-and-hypocrisy-of-bernie-sanders/

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  19. Larry G says:

    It has been fun to sorta know you people but I will be checking out for quite some time, I doubt I will have much time to read let alone write much. Take care!

    [Come back soon you should]

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    Perhaps LarryG needs to attend to his border collies…

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    In sum, Democrats and their supporters had the exact prosecutor they all agreed was the embodiment of competence and integrity in Robert Mueller. He assembled a team of prosecutors and investigators that countless media accounts heralded as the most aggressive and adept in the nation. They had subpoena power, the vast surveillance apparatus of the U.S. government at their disposal, a demonstrated willingness to imprison anyone who lied to them, and unlimited time and resources to dig up everything they could.

    https://theintercept.com/2019/04/18/robert-mueller-did-not-merely-reject-the-trumprussia-conspiracy-theories-he-obliterated-them/

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  22. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh dear, US bimbo gets called out

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  23. Cheque d'Out says:

    The question of the hour

    [Molly do this she did?]
    CdO – Now the problem here is that I can’t uptick your comment without it looking like I’m up-ticking mine

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    Are Charlize Theron and company really that insane? Or are they purposefully instilling gender-confusion into their perfectly healthy and normal children simply to be fashionable? Wickedness or mental illness appear to be the only possible explanations here. Between those options, the latter is the more flattering assumption, but I fear the former might be closer to the truth.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/46209/walsh-theron-matt-walsh

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  25. Cheque d'Out says:

    Yes, I know it is lengthy at 48 mins. My goodness they have, and continue to do a fantastic job exposing Deep state (USA) corruption which will ultimately help UK’s difficulties.
    Towards the end he turns his attention to Federal Reserve, which effectively enables illegal immigrants to send their illegal ill gotten gains back to Mexico etc under some scheme introduced under Bush administration, thus adding to the physical border problems.
    Trump is dealing with a cesspit of global corruption.
    The more you hear, the darker it gets

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  26. That is one unhappy-looking kid wearing that dress. Are we sure she doesn’t just hate black people and has found a legal way to be a cruel as possible to a couple of the most defenseless ones?

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    Brie Larson just isn’t a very good salesperson for feminism

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  28. earl says:

    Brie Larson just isn’t a very good salesperson for feminism

    Nah actually she’s a great salesMAN for it…seeings how she knows how to be one inside and out.

    The sad part is how many are buying a defective product.

    Although I do like the troll job the actors gave her on that interview…they want to say they can’t stand her and that’s the PC way to do it when the cameras are on.

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Deadbeat has become a euphemism for a man who has been kicked out of his family, and we tell ourselves that such men deserve the cruelty our family courts visit upon them. That a man is in so wretched a state after the family courts get through with him is all the proof we need that he is a loser who deserved what was coming to him.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/dont-be-the-guy-whose-wife-wanted-more-closet-space/

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  30. Cheque d'Out says:

    And there’s more

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  31. Cheque d'Out says:

    Love the head bob when she takes a shit on what men think of a heavily panned film.
    Uh-Huh!

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    One might think that Brie Larson is all about Brie Larson.

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  33. Cheque d'Out says:

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  34. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’m with Mike. Sadly Sargon is the UKIP for my EU region so I might well vote for Nigel’s party for that election (UKIP for MPs).

    I love Sargon taking a dump on the MSM but have no interest in him as my MEP. UKIP needs to stop fucking up like this. They select people with huge caravans of garbage and stupidity and then wonder why the MSM has a field day on them. FFS at least make them work for the shitstorm

    Sadly Carl is way less smart than he thinks that he is. And I have no interest in having him represent me.

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Critical thinking does not seem to be a strong suit of the Democratic Party as of late. In a similar playbook to Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks, April Ryan made an incendiary remark against White House press Secretary Sarah Sanders Friday night, Mike Huckabee (Sanders’ father) accurately quoted the CNN pundit, and then Ryan accused Mr. Huckabee of encouraging violence against her and that his family would be to blame if anything “happened” to her. Wait, what?

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/04/20/11-3-cnns-april-ryan-accuses-mike-huckabee-of-inciting-violence-after-he-quote-n2545087

    For those who don’t know, she suggested that Sarah Huckabee Sanders should have her head lopped off

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  36. earl says:

    Speaking of that overrated actress…

    ‘Brie Larson Inspires Girls To Throw Off Patriarchal Shackles Of Having Sense Of Humor’

    https://babylonbee.com/news/brie-larson-inspires-girls-to-throw-off-patriarchal-shackles-of-having-sense-of-humor

    ‘Young women and little girls across the nation have been inspired by Larson’s ability to shatter gender norms and break traditional barriers by finally standing up as a woman and not sitting back and simply taking jokes. Especially a joke from a seemingly nice guy who was by all accounts just trying to pay her a compliment—hello? Handmaid’s Tale anyone? Women have been weighed down by the patriarchy’s sense of humor for far too long. Women have taken so much. They don’t have to take jokes anymore.

    Unconfirmed sources reported that just after the video ended, Hemsworth apologized and said he was only kidding. Brie responded by tearing her own skull out of her head and beating Hemsworth senseless with it. NOW THAT’S GIRL POWER!’

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  37. Liz says:

    Just watching the Brie Larson videos and I have to ask….
    are we absolutely sure Hillary only gave birth to one daughter?
    Maybe someone cloned her?

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    Speaking of that overrated actress…

    So many to choose from

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  39. earl says:

    Brie Larson’s the type that would adopt African boys and turn them into girls.

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  40. earl says:

    Brie Larson’s the type that would run a sex cult and recruit women into it.

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  41. Ame says:

    that aoc mini me is hilarious!

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  42. Liz says:

    Heh, I don’t know about the sex cult, Earl.
    I see more of a future for her in the anti-erotica movement.
    Pretty sure if she pitched a tent on Ōkunoshima (aka Rabbit Island), they’d all die out within a generation.

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    Liz sent in this picture of her just chillin’

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  44. Farm Boy says:

    A dog that ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, paddling some 130 miles away from shore may soon have a home after being rescued by oil rig workers on Friday.

    Workers spotted the animal’s head poking up above water as the dog paddled through the ocean towards the platform

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/stranded-dog-discovered-paddling-130-miles-from-shore-rescued-by-oil-rig-workers

    [More appealing than Brie Larson he is]

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if Liz can do this

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    The Left has worked for two generations to destroy marriage as an institution by making it a bad bet for men. See these examples showing how they no longer even hide their intent. What happens if young men see this?

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/never-forget-the-eager-role-of-the-conservative-anvil/

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  47. Liz says:

    I wonder if Liz can do this

    Do you even see this glorious sound muffling frog helmet?
    Heck yah!

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  48. Ame says:

    i don’t always go to the liquor store, but when i do, i pick up a bottle of Jim Beam for my neighbor and a bottle of Peppermint Schnapps for his wife … add in a bit of candy and chocolate, and enjoy their smiles 🙂

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  49. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh dear, oh dear

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    Female perpetrators acting without male co-perpetrators were reported in 28 percent of rape or sexual assault incidents involving male victims and 4.1 percent of incidents with female victims.

    Female perpetrator were reported in 34.7 percent of incidents with male victims and 4.2 percent of incidents with female victims.

    Among adults who reported sexual contact with prison staff…80 percent reported only female perpetrators.

    Women state prisoners were more than three times as likely to experience sexual victimization perpetrated by women inmates (13.7 percent) than were men to be victimized by other male inmates.

    The figures presented are likely low. Researchers said there is a greater likelihood for female-perpetrated crimes to be under-reported because of the stigma attached to being victimized by a female perpetrator.

    https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/women-commit-shockingly-high-percentage-sex-crimes

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Blasts from the past

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  52. Adam says:

    In 15 years Brie Larson, (seriously, who names their kid after a cheese?) will be leading around her heavily tattooed, blue haired, dressed in a skirt cat and demanding to know why some guy who isn’t white won’t man up and ask her out.

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  53. earl says:

    Happy Easter, all. He is risen.

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  54. White Guy says:

    He is Risen INDEED!

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    What is the deal with blue hair? It really doesn’t look good. Why do it?

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    According to the blog administration data, somebody ended up at this site after searching for “AOC Boobs”. I wonder how this happened…

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  57. Liz says:

    “They were eager to destroy Kavanaugh for getting angry at being falsely accused of rapte, and they’re eager to destroy Trump for getting angry at being falsely accused of collusion. They sic the FBI on you for spurious reasons and then call you guilty if it bothers you.”
    ….and they have nothing but time, resources and money to continue to make your life a living hell for as long as they want.

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  58. Liz says:

    Happy Easter, all. He is risen.

    Happy Easter! He is risen indeed.

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:

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  60. Farm Boy says:

    She had neither the courage nor the interpersonal and political skills that a politician like her husband Bill, who was brought along for the ride because he possessed the skills but not the ambition to be President. Bill demonstrated that his true desire was the access to myriad females that the offices of state attorney general, governor of Arkansas, and then POTUS afforded him. It was Hillary’s ambition for him to be president so that she could wield the power behind the throne.

    It isn’t just the campaigns that were utter disasters, but also her tenure as secretary of state. Her testimony in front of a House committee where she displayed her contempt for Congress, the American military, her own ambassador to Libya, and the three other Americans whose lives were wasted in her foolish attempt to politically reshape North Africa, the Middle East, and imperil our biggest ally in the region — the State of Israel — was the height of arrogance.

    Hillary never understood that she was her own worst enemy. The more people got to know her, the more they disliked her

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/hillarys_twoyear_tantrum.html

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  61. Farm Boy says:

    The Guardian apparently doesn’t like Titania

    Titania McGrath: laugh if you want, but woke’s no joke

    Lampooning the language of social justice is a cheap shot

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/mar/10/titania-mcgrath-woke-is-no-joke

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    The Guardian thinks that I should support them. I am thinking that they should support me.

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  63. Liz says:

    Lampooning the language of social justice is a cheap shot

    They sure loved it when Colbert did it.

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    Colbert was decidedly unfunny

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    The problem that they have with Titania is that she exposes the ludicrous nature of liberal positions for all to see

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  66. Farm Boy says:

    I asked the librarian where to find a book of patriotic American songs. She said “Over there.”

    I asked the librarian where to find books about paranoia. She whispered, “They’re right behind you.”

    I asked the librarian for a book about Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat. She said it rang a bell, but she didn’t know if it was there or not.

    I asked the librarian for a book on engine lubricants. She said to look in the nonfriction section.

    I asked the librarian to recommend an author who wrote dinosaur novels. She said, “Try Sarah Topps.”

    I asked the librarian for a book about Stockholm Syndrome. She told me the first few chapters were horrible, but by the end, I would love it.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380929.php

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  67. earl says:

    Brie Larson must have not got that memo.

    [Read she can?]

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of the White House Press Corp reported their terrified concern after the White House Band began playing the Imperial March ahead of a Trump press conference Thursday afternoon, sources confirmed.

    The solemn march has historically been associated with the rise of the Galactic Empire.

    “Well, this can’t be a good sign,” one posted on Twitter along with the footage of Trump entering the room accompanied by the tune. “Does the White House understand the significance of this song?!?”

    White House musicians then transitioned to the Emperor’s Theme, Duel of the Fates, and finally lightened things up a bit with a popular, upbeat Cantina song.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/press-concerned-after-white-house-band-plays-imperial-march

    [Like the cantina song I do ]

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  69. Liz says:

    https://www.sott.net/article/411378-Chief-engineer-of-Notre-Dame-That-fires-flames-needed-an-accelerant-to-reach-and-burn-the-churchs-ancient-oak-beams?fbclid=IwAR3Fq_FSGX91iTUD7Ikb1QKtAiMrH6FgUJ4GKxCqoWSD2krbCUKuFumvVqc

    Benjamin Mouton was interviewed live on TV on Monday evening as the fire continued to burn the 850-year-old symbol of French culture and history. Here’s what he had to say:
    “I don’t understand this at all. The fire’s spread is extremely curious. With really old oak like that, it’s super-hard, so you’d need a lot of smaller wood to first get the fire hot enough for the oak beams to burn.

    In 2010 we replaced all the electrical wiring, so there’s no way this was sparked by a short-circuit. We put new wiring in place according to modern standards. And we went even further; we installed state-of-the-art fire protection and detection systems in the cathedral.

    At all times, there are always two men on standby in the Cathedral, day and night, to go investigate anything the moment an alarm goes off, then if necessary to call the fire emergency services.

    I am really stunned that this [the fire] has happened. It’s incomprehensible.”

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  70. Farm Boy says:

    How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer

    Finally, there’s the need to keep the very existence of the MCAS system on the hush-hush lest someone say, “Hey, this isn’t your father’s 737,” and bank accounts start to suffer.

    https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer

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  71. RichardP says:

    … treat everyone the same …

    Here we are, back to that “standards” thing. Treat everyone the same – as what? Implied, but maybe not recognized by some (most?), is that “same” requires a definition, a standard. Same as what?

    To say that everyone is equally deserving of love, respect, opportunity, etc is not the same as saying that we should treat everyone the same – unless it is specifically stated that the first part of the sentence (everyone is equally deserving of… ) IS this standard.

    So, yes, if treating everyone the same means treating everyone as though they had your frames of reference is to deny that other folks have other frames of reference.

    Communication is possible only when everyone has a set of words with commonly-agreed-upon definitions. Same or similar frames of reference. We are in the middle of proving how true this is.

    Person 1: He is Risen.
    Person 2: He is Risen indeed.

    Person 3: Who is risen? (doesn’t know, because different frame of reference)

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  72. SFC Ton says:

    To say that everyone is equally deserving of love, respect, opportunity, etc is how you get snowflakes

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  73. earl says:

    I treat what comes out of white liberal women’s mouths with less than a grain of salt.

    Also looked up her bio because I had an inkling…no mention of husband or kids. Either they don’t exist…or her academic career is pretty much her whole life she doesn’t regard them.

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  74. SFC Ton says:

    Shouldn’t even be in a WASP nation with a name like DiAngelo

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  75. Liz says:

    She seems more a Diavolo than Diangelo.
    Speaking of Diabolo….

    “Mexican troops disarmed American soldiers on US side of the border”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mexican-troops-drew-weapons-on-american-soldiers-on-u-s-side-of-the-border

    “Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be rifles. They raised their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers, and then took a pistol from one and put it in the CBP vehicle. According to officials talking to CNN, the two Americans obliged “in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.” ”
    “Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols,”

    So I guess our established procedure for American service members captured by a foreign military on America soil is…to quickly surrender and hand over your weapons? 🤔

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  76. Ame says:

    Liz – that’s despicable. who’s training these ‘soldiers’ anyway?!

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Here we move from required speech to other required behavior. Once again, claims of gender must be honored, disregarding anyone else’s claims. At this point, we must address the relationship between biological sex and gender identity. The reality is that there is no such thing as transsexual change. Male genetic, structural, physiological, and muscular characteristics cannot be changed to female however many hormone treatments or however much plastic surgery is undertaken. Males can take on some superficial characteristics of females, but can never become biologically female. Some trans females have functioning penises and testicles, which is certainly not sexually female. Nor can biological females ever become males, although they can take on a greater appearance of being male, or at least being less female. So, when we introduce trans females into female spaces, we are in fact introducing biological males into those spaces. There are many women less than delighted at this prospect: “Under the pretext of inclusion, all these changes are removing from women the right to privacy, dignity and safety by allowing any man to enter women-only spaces such as toilets, showers, sports clubs, and women’ rape refuges: thus erasing women and their rights.”

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/transgender-privilege-why-must-we-all-be-forced-to-bow-to-it/

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  78. SFC Ton says:

    So I guess our established procedure for American service members captured by a foreign military on America soil is…to quickly surrender and hand over your weapons? 🤔

    ……..
    Since round about the Clinton age, all over the world.

    Way back in the day I got briefed on re-capturing some dudes who were armed and trained but all vagina’ed up enough to obey orders not to resist. Wasn’t feeling that shit at all. They should have all been court martialed and shot for excessive vagina swelling

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