Home Depot


I recently undertook a number of house projects.  Naturally enough I needed supplies, so I went to Home Depot.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, Home Depot is a really big Big Box Store with almost all of the home improvement supplies that one might need.  There might be a few areas where one might find the ladies; places like lawn furniture or gardening.  But the sections that I visited, lumber, concrete, plumbing, screws, and brackets hard absolutely no women to be found.

The customer fellas all looked either professional or serious amateur. They all had a business type attitude.  All of the guys were courteous to each other.  Perhaps I was just dreaming it, but they all seemed to have manliness oozing out their pores.  It was a bit of a fraternity.  Seemingly these areas of Home Depot were male only spaces.  These are rather rare these days.  Perhaps they will all be gone soon.

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85 comments on “Home Depot
  1. Ame says:

    my girls and i love Home Depot! when they were little it was cheap entertainment … they’d play in the kitchen area … they loved the dowels – all different sizes – they’d imagine they were swords! … we loved looking at all the lighting fixtures and imagining how we might use them … we’d look at the lumber and imagine what we could build … we loved the hardware isle and all the different things to do different things! and, you’re right … the men were always very courteous 🙂

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  2. Jack says:

    Sometimes I like to go to B&Q hardware just to dream a little bit while being surrounded by tools and people who know what to do with them.

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  3. h0neyc0mb says:

    More of a Lowes kinda guy ..

    And if I want to wonder around & waste a day .. the Bass Pro Shop is a short trip away ..

    ..
    ..

    As for the mens section of hardware stores .. ain’t it great 👍

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  4. BuenaVista says:

    I took The Farmboy for more of a Menard’s guy.

    But they all have an insanely smart business model: You must wander around to get what you put down on your little list, and while you’re wandering, you say five times, “Well, I could use one of those, too” and then you check out at the cashier and you’re spending 200% of plan.

    On Bass Pro Shops, I’m pretty annoyed with Cabela’s for selling out to them.

    The farm-and-ranch chain where I live is Bomgaar’s (yep, insane Dutch Reformed ownership, so they don’t open early on Sunday). There a lot of the help are women but they all seem to be off the farm, so it’s not like you’re talking to a moonlighting school counselor: A blessing.

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  5. BuenaVista says:

    Irrelevant to topic, but a major hot button with me: I don’t know what it will be like if “Extra-Strength Tylenol” or even Percosets are the politically-correct analgesic for major chronic or traumatic conditions. But that’s where the government is going, because a) they won’t bust and jail M.D.-operated script mills; b) they can’t distinguish Fetanyl or heroin contraband from Oxy and Hydro. The reason torture works is that most people can’t fathom going 24 hours without some relief.

    “When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its opioid prescribing guidelines in 2016, the American Medical Association worried about “unintended consequences,” including “the potential effects of strict dosage and duration limits on patient care.” Since then those consequences, including needless suffering, despair, and suicides caused by involuntary dose reductions and patient abandonment, have become painfully clear, as the authors of the guidelines finally acknowledged last week.”

    https://reason.com/2019/05/01/can-the-damage-done-by-the-cdcs-opioid-guidelines-be-reversed/

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    They don’t have Menards here, though i have used them before when working on my Grandparent’s home in Wisconsin

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  7. Liz says:

    That sucks about the pain control, BV. 😦
    Here there are cannabis strains that seem to help a lot of people.
    But of course, having the stuff in your system is disqualifying for a lot of jobs (pilots, healthcare, ect).

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    The Claremont Institute has launched a campaign to engage our fellow citizens in discussion and debate about what it means to be an American. As part of that effort, we have begun to point out the increasingly existential danger of identity politics and political correctness to our republic. As if to prove our point, Google has judged our argument as wrongthink that should be forbidden. They are now punishing us for our political thought by refusing to let us advertise to our own readers.

    https://americanmind.org/discourse/algorithms-of-suppression/

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    “So it turns out that you can get banned from Facebook not only for saying bad things, but for being associated with people who say bad things. Facebook hates Gavin McGinnes, whom they’ve already banned, so they kicked out Alex Jones because he appeared in a video with him. Milo Yiannopolous got the boot for saying nice things about Tommy Robinson, whom Facebook has designated a ‘hate figure’. So if someone says something nice about Alex Jones, will they be banned, too? This is all guilt by association, and my question is, if A appears in a video with B who once caught a ride with C who had lunch with D who once spoke at an auditorium where Milo once gave a speech, will that be enough to get A banned? Seriously, how long can these guilt chains get? And I don’t understand so-called conservatives like Ana Navarro applauding this. Does she honestly think they won’t eventually come for her? ‘Oh no, I’m not a h8r’ I can hear her say. But it never seems to enter her pea brain that what constitutes ‘hate speech’ is going to get redefined, and then we’ll see a new wave of bannings, and then redefined again, and again, until everyone who’s even a *little* bit to her right has been de-platformed. And then what is she going to do? She is simply too dumb to see the endgame here. She may think there will be safety in running further and further left, but she obviously hasn’t read her Solzhenitsyn. He saw that the gulags were full of men who considered themselves good communists and Party members and they kept writing letters to Comrade Stalin telling them that they’ve been imprisoned by mistake. So, a couple three years from now, someone is going to dig up some of Ana’s old tweets or video clips where she expresses some tepidly conservative views, and that will be enough to toss her, kicking and squealing, off the platform. And nobody will defend her, because anyone who could or would defend her will have long been silenced.”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/381150.php

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  10. Liz says:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/the-big-lie-that-barr-lied/?fbclid=IwAR1261fzR76paLCT_kM-BzcgupYQ8XGbMvUi1h6SA5JtogZI4JEyuaq-E3o

    I originally thought this was too stupid to write about. But stupid is like the plague inside the Beltway — one person catches it and next thing you know there’s an outbreak at MSNBC and the speaker of the House is showing symptoms while her delirious minions tote ceramic chickens around Capitol Hill.

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  11. Not a terrible movie btw. Male lead is real stiff, but female lead is the epitome of 50s loveliness.

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  12. How long until Facebook bans white people? That would actually be great for our side.

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  13. Liz says:

    How long until Facebook bans white people?

    Facebook is a cash cow so that will never happen. Or it will cease to be a cash cow.
    The key is to keep those cows sufficiently cowed without having to rely on the people who own only some hoodies and athletic shoes, or used lawn equipment and a tortilla press.

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    Twitter is fading. Fast. In the last six years it has dropped by 100 million tweeting users per day, plummeting from an average of 350 million posting users to just 250 million, while its total tweet volume has dropped from 500 million tweets to just 300 million tweets. Its remaining user accounts are aging steadily, retweets are up to almost 50% of all tweets and verified tweets and their retweets alone account for 10% of total volume. In short, Twitter has been in a six-year decline and stagnation it can’t seem to shake.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/04/23/a-fading-twitter-changes-its-user-metrics-once-again/#40769b467a31

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    Conservatives Now Changing Their Pronouns and Then Reporting SJWs for “Misgendering” Them on Twitter

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/381174.php

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    You can now use the “tract-him” pronoun. If I get a sex change, you will use the “tract-her” pronoun

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    And just because I have a wide front, I am not looking for some gay action

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  18. Adam says:

    baby you’re a rich man
    @robynetzan
    shame on the good folks over at @marksandspencer for turning our culture and identity into a sandwich. making an absolute mockery of lgbtq people #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #pride

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  19. Adam says:

    Also, apparently Megan Sparkle dropped her “baby”. Perhaps a naming competition is in order?

    Tyrone Windsor.

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  20. Cheque d'Out says:

    Ginger Vitus?

    Sounds like a go get ’em kind of name

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    LGBTQ people are doing a fine job of making fun of their own movement.

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if the sammich was good…

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  23. Liz says:

    Hiphop Suxess Sussex?
    Mixedalot?

    Do we know it’s a boy?
    If it’s a girl the name should definitely be Bashiqua.
    Because that’s also a town n Iraq and Harry spent time there.
    And think how much fun it will be to yell, “Shit Bashiqua!” down the halls of Buckingham palace!

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  24. Adam says:

    Shaniqua Reginald Latoya Fairyblossom Ranga Windsor

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  25. Liz says:

    I wonder if the sammich was good…
    I’m sure it was.
    I make a BLT with avocado (which is essentially guacamole)
    Instead of lettuce though, I use arugula. And I toast the bread with coconut oil. It rocks.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    I think Mountbatten seems more distinguished than Windsor

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  27. Liz says:

    If anyone is interested…a few months back there was a case of a United Captain who “exposed himself ” at a hotel airport in Denver. It was mentioned here.
    Mike recently flew with a guy who has the same lawyer on that case. The United Captain is suing for 10 million and will probably get it.
    At the end of the day, no one actually saw what he was accused of.

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  28. Farm Boy says:

    So if nobody saw anything, how did the whole thing get started?

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  29. SFC Ton says:

    I generally see the home depot/ Lowe’s crowd in the same way I see the gym-bro; just some dudes larp’ing at being men, hoping this one thing offsets their soy boy status

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  30. SFC Ton says:

    I make a BLT with avocado (which is essentially guacamole)
    Instead of lettuce though, I use arugula. And I toast the bread with coconut oil. It rocks.
    ……..

    I now feel bad for Mr Liz.

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  31. SFC Ton says:

    Doesn’t lgbtq people mockery of lgbtq people ?

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  32. To hear Twitter is dying is real welcome news. It’s a blight on society. An actual disease vector for mental illness.

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  33. mgtowhorseman says:

    I been too busy working 12 hour days at 50-100 an hour doing shit for people who have to ask where shit is in the hardware store to give a shit about any of this.

    Btw I buy 90%+ of my stuff at the Co-op, lumber yard, or the local mom and pop hardwares. Lower and Home Despot don’t know my name and don’t set aside the new pipe cutters cause they thought I could use one.

    Same with Chapters. We have a store in town called The Book Store. I walk in and Jan hauls a stack from below the counter and says take a look.
    https://www.thebookstore1.com

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    When I go to visit my farm in the country and need some hardware, I visit the hardware store that has been in the same family for 100+ years. A classmate of mine runs it now. It feels good to go there.

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Google has now acknowledged that it made a mistake when it refused to allow The Claremont Institute to advertise on their own online publication to their readers about the 40th Anniversary Gala at which they are honoring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Claremont had wanted to advertise on their own online publication, The American Mind.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/46861/google-first-shuts-down-claremont-institute-hank-berrien

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Why should such education be so controversial that the location of this weekend’s gathering had to be kept secret? Perhaps because, as Tomassi writes in his third book, The Rational Male: Positive Masculinity, “in our female-primary social order, it is only women who are allowed to speak with authority about intersexual dynamics and… any man attempting to apply a measure of critical thought to those dynamics will immediately be accused of male bias and misogyny.” In other words, feminists claim a monopoly on relationship advice, and because red-pill guys challenge that monopoly, they are accused of “hate.” This is somewhat analogous to the feminist reaction to Trump’s presidency. Because Hillary Clinton deserved to be elected — she was entitled to be The First Woman President, according to her feminist admirers — Trump must have “stolen” the election and his presidency is therefore regarded as illegitimate, a “threat to democracy.” Everything Trump does is wrong, according to this feminist belief, and it doesn’t matter to them whether his policies are actually good for women (e.g., Friday’s headline: “Unemployment Rate for Women Falls to Lowest Since 1953”). Feminism is based on a zero-sum-game mentality, where male success is always bad for women; feminism therefore seeks to eliminate opportunities for men to succeed, celebrates male failure, and expects these failed males to eagerly embrace their status as “Beta” losers. The red-pill guys who gathered in Orlando refuse to comply with that agenda.

    https://spectator.org/red-pills-and-red-hats/

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    No longer content with gun control activism, David Hogg has emerged as an outspoken male feminist.

    Hogg got warmed up on Saturday by retweeting a female feminist’s complaint that men are “exhausting.” Then, he went all in, boldly declaring: “Fuck the patriarchy.”

    https://pluralist.com/david-hogg-comes-out-as-male-feminist/

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  38. Liz says:

    No longer content with gun control activism, David Hogg has emerged as an outspoken male feminist.

    In other equally surprising news: Water is wet. Gold is shiny. Bolivian sloths make poor air traffic controllers.

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  39. Liz says:

    Heh, Ton, if you like avocado it is awesome!
    We first tried it at Murphy’s Mountain Grill in Evergreen, and I’ve made ’em that way ever since.
    Usually it takes a whole loaf of bread when I do, the family loves it. 🙂

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  40. Cheque d'Out says:

    Daily Star is a nationwide newspaper. Trouble for the Royals…

    Never thought I’d say this but WELL DONE TO THE DAILY STAR TODAY

    In a strip at the top in a small heading it states “American actress has baby if you don’t want to read about this see pages 1-40 ie the whole paper.?

    Now I’ve never seen that before from a paper in respect of the latest royal crap and I definitely didn’t expect to see The Star leading the way in anything but if that’s the first tiny sign of the MSM realising most of us don’t give a shit about royal marriages or babies bring it on.

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    Next step is Davina Hogg transactivist

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  42. Liz says:

    Next step is Davina Hogg transactivist

    Yep. He’s already got the Resting Bitch Face down pat.

    [Add this I will]

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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’m afraid that Moggster is now yesterday’s man

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  44. I am now taking orders…

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

    They really wanted to avoid having to hold these elections…gonna be brutal, bro

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    Appearing on Lou Dobbs’ Fox Business Network show on Monday, former White House Chief Strategist and (also former) Breitbart boss Steve Bannon said that yesterday was the single most important day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The reason? He stood up to China.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/bannon-monday-was-the-most-important-day-of-trumps-presidency/

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  47. RichardP says:

    You are copying people who say “fuck the patriarchy” because you think it makes you sound cool (false). But since you are a privileged white kid going to Harvard, when people say, “fuck the patriarchy,” they mean you.

    — John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) May 4, 2019

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    Wave 1: Jones, Loomer, Milo, Watson, Robinson.

    2: Posobiec, Kassam, Cernovich, Chamberlain, Draino, Fleccas.

    3: Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham, Levin, Shapiro, Beck.

    4: McConnell, McCarthy, Paul, Don Jr.

    5: Trump.

    This is Big Tech’s plan to kill conservatism of all stripes.

    — Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) May 4, 2019

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  49. Cheque d'Out says:

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    Read the whole thing.

    The Left is a mindless, heartless, bloodthirsty mob marching in lockstep, out to destroy anyone who doubts its uncompromising and ever-changing orthodoxy. It must be stopped at all costs. The Republican Party is an ineffective means of combatting that juggernaut because its leadership lacks a spine when it counts most

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/crushed_by_the_leftist_juggernaut_one_lawyers_story.html

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  51. BuenaVista says:

    Liz: “But of course, having the stuff in your system is disqualifying for a lot of jobs (pilots, healthcare, ect).”

    Ya, I can’t use it.

    I just discuss and proselytize this issue with people, most of whom have never broken a finger. I have been in 4 ICUs. One I don’t remember. One I was screaming at a 130 pound Caucasian male resident, who said, “You don’t have to get so angry about it.” Two were overseas and it was analgesic bliss. I was trying to suck it up once and a nurse said, “You don’t have to feel this way.” There’s a 2-minute transition from shaking and not being able to breathe or talk, and being a comfortable human. This is what the government wants to eliminate, because they don’t want to shut the border and eliminate Fet and heroin.

    Soapbox issue. Won’t bring it up again for a while. But it may be more important to the naive than they realize. A lot of people die of cancer and that is not a peaceful passing.

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  52. BuenaVista says:

    @20 seconds. Normals who have a normal experience of pain are probably fine with 800 mg of acetaminophen. So they want to “restrict opoids to protect the children. Don’t you care about the children?” They’ll be singing a different tune when dad is screaming for two months while dying of lung cancer.

    The only place I had this experience was in the USA. I’ve told the story before.

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  53. Cheque d'Out says:

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Pennsylvania Democratic State Representative Brian Sims describes himself in his Twitter bio as an LGBTQ activist, RuPaul’s Drag Race fanatic, and Little Mermaid enthusiast. He should add “harasser of children and elderly women” to that resume.

    Sims thinks pro-lifers are “scum,” and he certainly treats them like it. In recent weeks, the elected official has gotten into the habit of stalking around his local Planned Parenthood clinic, looking for peaceful pro-life activists to deride and intimidate. Here he is berating an elderly woman on camera for several minutes. Here he is accosting a group of teenagers and offering 100 dollars to anyone who can identify them. He then demands that another kid provide his “name and address.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/46880/walsh-democratic-state-rep-has-been-bullying-pro-matt-walsh

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  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    Well…this is very awkward indeed

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  56. Cheque d'Out says:

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  57. That cat knows where the camera is.

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  58. Ame says:

    not new news here …

    By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to “normalize” them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys. It’s time we recognize this as a crisis.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a32858/drugging-of-the-american-boy-0414/

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  59. Liz says:

    That cat knows where the camera is.

    She’s just playing a game of catsup. 🙂

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  60. Farm Boy says:

    I am thinking that she is rather good at driving voters Trumps way

    Speaking with The Huffington Post, Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has made numerous anti-Semtic and anti-America remarks, bragged that she is President Trump’s “biggest nemesis.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/46905/ilhan-omar-boasts-im-trumps-biggest-nemesis-hank-berrien

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  61. Farm Boy says:

    Now that climate change activists have freaked people out with their apocalyptic predictions of doom for the planet, apparently people in droves are seeking mental health therapy over the issue, prompting the American Psychological Association to create a voluminous climate-change guide as an aid for mental heath care providers.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/46889/psychological-association-creates-massive-guide-hank-berrien

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    Flint, Michigan Democrats Authorize Politically-Connected Firms to Waste Millions of Dollars Digging Up Non-Existent Pipes Instead of Going by the Map That Shows Exactly Where They Are;
    Left-Wing Media, For Some Reason, Completely Uninterested in This

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/381201.php

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    A year ago, in Seattle, a man living in a city-funded homeless encampment raped a woman in the bathroom of a Volkswagen dealership in the city’s Ballard neighborhood, according to the victim and law enforcers. Christopher Teel had arrived from Texas as a transient and was evading at least one active warrant, but the city-sanctioned encampment welcomed him without conducting a criminal-background check.

    The story caused a sensation, with wide media coverage and public demands for increased security measures, but the woman, Lindsey, ­remained silent, and her identity was kept secret. Nearly a year later, Lindsey contacted me.

    After being raped, Lindsey says, she had approached city leaders and met with the sitting councilman for nearly an hour. But they dismissed her. Teel’s alleged crime — he has pleaded not guilty, though he was caught at the scene by dealership staff — didn’t fit the preferred narrative of compassion for the homeless, so the political class played it down. By the time Lindsey reached out to me, she was ready to speak out

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/how-seattles-elite-brushes-off-violent-homeless-crime/

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  64. Liz says:

    Now that climate change activists have freaked people out with their apocalyptic predictions of doom for the planet, apparently people in droves are seeking mental health therapy over the issue, prompting the American Psychological Association to create a voluminous climate-change guide as an aid for mental heath care providers.

    So much of mental illness is a socially created problem (mostly media generated).
    True of a lot of other societal ills as well.

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Buttigieg tells TODAY that he wants people to “stop seeing religion as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party.”

    Then he added, “And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”

    — Dan Merica (@merica) May 7, 2019

    God doesn’t pick sides, and also God is on Buttigieg’s side. You shouldn’t use religion as a weapon, and also religion is Buttigieg’s weapon. God loves everyone, except Republicans.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/pete-buttigieg-thinks-god-is-a-democrat-because-god-doesnt-pick-sides/

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  66. Buttigieg tells TODAY that he wants people to “stop seeing religion as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party.”

    And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”

    Non-sequitur followed up with saying God would be in the atheist, baby-murderer, sexual pervert/mental illness du jour party. And this guy gets support from a lot of Never-Trump conservatives. Sheeesh.

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    AOC saying she’s never seen a garbage disposal and then proceeding to ask if it’s environmentally sound made me lose brain cells

    pic.twitter.com/gV5rKfmxp3

    — Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) May 7, 2019

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    Twitter supposedly allows parody and satire accounts on its platform. But those privileges seem to only apply to accounts mocking the GOP.

    An account that parodied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was suspended on May 6.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/05/07/twitter-removes-account-mocking-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    Men’s rights activist Roosh Valizadeh said he was banned from Instagram and Chase Wepay “within 19 minutes of each other” on Tuesday evening.

    “I just got banned from Instagram,” Roosh announced on Twitter. “My account was private.”

    “I just got banned from Chase WePay. I was using them to sell tour tickets. I will have to use another payment processor,” Roosh tweeted a short time later.

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60171

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  70. Liz says:

    😆

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  71. Liz says:

    His answer above: USUK

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  72. mgtowhorseman says:

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  73. mgtowhorseman says:

    Because

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  74. mgtowhorseman says:

    Fresians

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    Fresians

    Well, to be honest, I like these Friesians more

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    So what did Roosh really do to get banned?

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  77. I don’t know, FB. This one looks kinda Bossie…

  78. Liz says:

    Eat Mor Chiken!

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