Young Men — Recognize Good Ideas

People often have a Not Invented Here distaste.  That is, if they (or their group) was not the origin of an idea, then it will not be adopted.  As we all know, young men are given every disadvantage; there is no reason to add to them.

When you see a good idea, make note of it.  Recognize it for a good idea.  Put it away, make it part of what you are and what you will do.

Once one accepts good ideas, it it often difficult to learn to recognize them.  Often what is proclaimed loudest by friends or media are not good ideas.  Good ideas typically can survive a test of critical thinking, where they are analyzed from many directions for consistency and correctness.  But that isn’t enough, they also need to be beneficial (or at least potentially beneficial) to you.   Perhaps commenters could give other tips with respect to recognizing good ideas.

Short story – recognizing good ideas can be of great benefit, saving you work of trying to generate them (which you might never do), so that you can be off to implementing them

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116 comments on “Young Men — Recognize Good Ideas
  1. Yoda says:

    Luke recognized the value of the ideas that I taught he did.

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  2. Ame says:

    Dream Wife for most; Reality for One Man:

    another post … by him … rare cancer … day something past bone marrow transplant … and he wrote this about his wife yesterday (btw – they have two young children, so someone else has been caring for them while she’s caring for him) … pic of them in link:

    Cal Morris Music
    · Yesterday ·

    Thank you all so much for all of your support and prayers it really has helped keep me alive. This has been the hardest and most painful thing I have ever done. Harder than I ever could have imagined. Hoping I am close to getting through with phase 1 and getting out of the hospital and into hospital housing. Still a long road ahead but hopefully the hardest part behind. The nurses and doctors here at Moffitt have been incredible, I’m so grateful for them.
    But what I mostly just wanted to take a moment and say is I have been absolutely blown away with the care of my wife. Of the 576ish hours that I’ve been here she has been by my side at least 566-568 hours. Only leaving two times for a tiny bit of desperately needed sleep, and when the kids needed her really bad. All you caretakers out there know that’s insane. She’s been there ever single step of the way no matter how hard it’s gotten, she’s been there when the pain was unimaginable and it was so hard for her to see me in that state and feel like there was nothing she could do to take it away, she’s been there rubbing my head my feet my arms anything that might ease or help in the slightest way. Shes been there when all I could do was cry and squeeze her hand. She’s been strong as steel when I needed her to be. She’s cried with me while suctioning mucus out of my mouth for me turning on my favorite songs. She’s waited on me hand and foot. She’s absolutely done everything in her power to make it just a little better. She stayed up three day and three nights in a row when the pain got so bad I had to push my pain pump every 10 minutes around the clock. She’s been SO patient with me when I’ve been frustratedly hard to figure out and when I’ve told her one thing and then changed it after she did what I said. And I could go in for hours about all that she has done. She’s poured out more love in these 568 hours than I ever knew was possible in a life time.
    I can barely type this out because the tears that flow when I think of all she’s done and been to me in this tough time. I always knew I got a good one, but now I know I’ve got an angel from heaven. I love her more than in this life I’ll ever be able to express

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    I did it! At the age of 47, I finally paid off my student loans!

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  4. RichardP says:

    She’s poured out more love in these 568 hours than I ever knew was possible in a life time.

    Love is a verb.

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  5. BuenaVista says:

    Signs of the apocalypse.

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  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    Have to love Titz McGrath

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  7. BuenaVista says:

    1. Good ideas are ideas that work. “The truth is what works,” said Charles S. Peirce, founder of the uniquely American school of philosophy known as Pragmatism (Peirce used an archaism, “Pragmatistic Thought”.) This is probably the most durable philosophical school in American letters, to date. Peirce’s student William James is a great popular entry point; Peirce is very, very hard to read, imo. Pragmatism teaches a Unitarian skepticism for recieved wisdom, the logical fallacy that all appeals to authority present; it instead offers an experiential self-reliance. (Emerson, another Unitarian, wrote a seminal essay in advance of Peirce’s work titled “Self-Reliance.”)

    Also, Peirce invented a philosophy of science *and* semiotics (philosophy and science of signs, all the rage today in the work of people like the French deity Roland Barthes).

    2. Good ideas reflect, synthesize and elaborate on prior ideas that have proven durable. Global warming is not a good idea; aside from not being falsifiable, being a hypothesis in search of a reproducible experiment, it assimilates some of the worst, and demonstrabily false Malthusian ideas in history.

    Liberal, capitalist democracy is a good idea. It has produced more prosperity and happiness than any utopian wet dream ever. It works. It is constructed on the foundations of Greco-Roman experiments in democratic self-rule, and republican, national civics.

    3. I’m a big believer in the relevance of intuition in discovering good ideas (as I am a believer in trusting my intuition about a person — trusting my reaction to someone in the first 30 seconds of meeting). A benefit of age is that our sub-rational analytical functions either turn out to be accurate, in the main, or they don’t. A businessman/entrepreneur, someone who makes a living by creating things out of seeming nothing, might say, “There’s something here, I can’t put my finger on it, we’re going to dig into this.” I had never touched an Apple product professionally until 2003, when I had retired the first time, and was sick to death of the daily maintenance I now had to do myself to keep Windows semi-functional. I transitioned to an iMac and an iPhone in a single effing morning, and sent one child to a private college on the profit from a small stock trade I made that afternoon — without so much as reading their balance sheet. I have the same sense today about Chrome and Android, now that Apple is grossly overpricing stuff and really selling fashion/status symbols.

    I fell in love with two women in my life, 35 years apart, on first sight. One in person, the other simply a photograph. I’m sure I will always love those women in an unknowable way, no matter the difficulties they have presented in the end.

    So those are my 5 a.m. thoughts on filtering wheat from chaff. Enjoy the day.

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  8. BuenaVista says:

    typo: “Pragmatistic thought”

    [SG – yeah, I fixed it for you. After dislocating my tongue trying to pronounce the original. Luckily I have access to ‘Our NHS’ to rectify matters with barely more than a six month wait for a referral to the 9 month wait for a specialist]

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  9. Cheque d'Out says:

    For once, they’re right (recent conversation re. so many wahmin in X-Men, the name should changed)

    Dark Phoenix Set To Lose over $100M – Change The Name To X-Women!

    Not recommending the video, he witters on too much, but I had to give the H/T


  10. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh! Just found the source of the ‘change the bame’ wankery. It’s very close to the beginning of the video where he shows that it’s said in the Dark Phoenix film

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    Good ideas are ideas that work

    This should be obvious, but for some odd reason, it isn’t.

    It should also be obvious that people should internalize good ideas. But it isn’t.

    It is a bit embarrassing to have to state the obvious. But the world is as it is

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    For example, I am thinking that the “sour faced lady” here is immune to the adoption of good ideas, once again, ones that work


  13. Whether it is wealth/income or power/influence it is often in a person’s interest to discard the good idea in favor of bad one:

    Dear Quote Investigator: Financial incentives can compromise the critical faculties of an individual. Here are four versions of this insight:

    Never argue with a man whose job depends on not being convinced.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

    It can be very hard to understand something, when misunderstanding it is essential to your paycheck.

    It is rather pointless to argue with a man whose paycheck depends upon not knowing the right answer.

    The Democrats have nothing but bad ideas, some actually horrific, yet those ideas are what bring them money and power so they are not going to discard them.


    What caused the reactor to explode? Lies. The bad idea of lying was considered to be a better option, than the truth, with the result being catastrophe. However, the people in charge benefited from the lies, so it was always going to go that way.

    END SPOILERS *****

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  14. Chernobyl ended up being a good watch overall, even though episodes 3 and 4 pulled it down a bit. Episode 5 got it back on track and finished strong. 4/5

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  15. Here is more than your daily allowance of female cognitive dissonance:

    “How to write for the New York Times about bingeing on pasta on girls’ night out: Say what you’re actually doing is smashing the patriarchy”


  16. RichardP says:

    Good or bad. Useful or not useful. Rich or poor. Beautiful or ugly. There are other value pairings such as these that you can think of on your own. What they all share in common is that they are totally useless words unless / until they are paired with a standard.

    Good or bad – in terms of what? Useful or not useful – in terms of what? Men and women are equal – in terms of what?

    What is the goal? A goal itself is a standard.

    Once we get that figured out, we must decide whether we are using the standard so that we can match ourselves to it or distance ourselves from it. Consider a person: one points to the person and says I want to be just like him while another person points and says I refuse to ever be like him. Both pointing to the same person, using him as a standard – to either match themselves to or distance themselves from. That’s a good-enough example to make the point – at least until you ask want to be just like him in terms of what? Or, I refuse to be like him in terms of what?

    Gentleman buys his lady a matching set of silver ear pendants, necklace, and bracelet. Good idea, because she rewards him with sex. Except, in doing so, she infects him with an STD. And between the ages of 10 and 13 I lived in the silver valley in Northern Idaho where that silver probably came from. First thing I was taught by the natives was “don’t let any of the water in the local streams and rivers get on your skin. The chemicals in the water will eat through your skin. It will kill you if you ingest it. No fishing. No swimming. All of the chemicals used in the process of extracting silver from ore were simply dumped into the nearest creek. Don’t dare disturb the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene too much because of the mass of toxic metals and chemicals that these streams and rivers dumped into it and now reside in a giant mass at the bottom of the lake. The true cost of that silver has never been passed on to the guy who buys it for his girl. That true cost has been left to be extracted from taxpayers for the required clean-up efforts. Good idea?

    Parents get their kids the latest tech gadgets with which to keep in touch with each other and on which to do their schoolwork, etc. Good idea for the folks behind the ideas of that high tech, as their stock value keeps going up. Good idea for the kids who have now lost valuable social and communication skills as a result? Good idea for the folks in India, where the mountains of electronic waste are growing by the day?

    Like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too is a good idea in the eye of the beholder. It all depends on which side of the transaction one is. And the true costs of the transactions are sometimes not known for years, or generations.

    So -young man – recognize good ideas. But we won’t teach you any standards by which you might actually evaluate whether the idea is good or not. Naw – you can figure that out for yourself. Just make sure you are on the side that profits from the good idea and not on the side that must pay the true costs of that good idea That is the only standard worth adhering to.


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  17. earl says:

    ‘Here is more than your daily allowance of female cognitive dissonance:’

    Yes they need the patriarchy in order to basically exist (their father’s seed, plus every other thing that is built by men like the NYT, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones) so that they can smash it.

    Whereas wanting to smash feminism because it’s a house of cards is both logical and just.

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  18. RichardP says:

    Here’s the point of my previous post: in order to recognize a good idea, one must have the skills to evaluate said idea against a relevant standard. The teaching of standards, the teaching of how to choose a standard that is relevant to the situation at hand (like choosing the right tool for the job from out of a toolbox full of tools), and the teaching of how to properly evaluate a thing with respect to a standard, are skills that are better taught by men than women. The lack of these skills is a deficit in a young man that he won’t easily overcome. This deficit develops easily in the young man with who is raised in a house where his father has been expelled, or was never there to begin with, and who does not have access to any other trusted male who gives enough of a damn to teach these skills to the young man.

    This thread is focusing on young men. So I referred to a young man. This argumen applies equally well to the young women who are also not taught the skills relevant to being an excellent help for her husband.

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  19. BuenaVista says:

    FB, thanks for reading my mini-essay. I was deranged by sleep deprivation. The strippers come home at 3 a.m. and take showers and stuff. Once I wake up, I’m up. Then they leave their towels on the floor etc.

    “It is a bit embarrassing to have to state the obvious. But the world is as it is.”

    I think it is a natural, and unschooled impulse, to wish for a world that doesn’t exist. So most normals are better at *wanting* than they are at observing, thinking critically, etc.


    Incidentally, since this is a Commonwealth blog, I should have mentioned that none of Peirce’s Pragmatistic thinking (which, though he wrote in American, reads like badly translated German) is derived from William of Ockham (“Occam’s Razor”) the Englishman of the 14th century who turned logic and science into matters normal humans might approach.

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  20. BuenaVista says:

    Another ooops. Peirce is indebted to William of Ockham. Does WordPress seriously not have an editor feature?

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    Well, on the farm, things need to actually work. It is good training for being able to evaluate things.

    All boys should grow up on a farm

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    Compare Oberlin to farm life

    Oberlin College, in the minds of the jury, wasn’t guilty only of what they did, but also what they didn’t do. They had opportunities early on to see the bullshit flying in their faces — thrown by the social justice warrior students – and didn’t have the good sense to see a basic problem and recognize the simplest of solutions.

    What happened here is that Oberlin College and many universities have lost the understanding of their identity and basic purpose, and when that happens with most of us, when we don’t know who we are, we tend to do stupid things. That’s what happened here.

    A few years ago, they had students saying they wanted finals cancelled because they were protesting minority men being shot by police in nearby Cleveland; in Dec. of 2015, the school’s black student union published 14 pages of racial accusations against the school with 58 demands to fix them; and the school had students thinking that the sushi in their cafeteria was “cultural appropriation” and unfit for eating because of that.

    Instead of the school telling their students, “You are all crazy, and get back to studying,” they took on the “these poor snowflakes need our support” attitude.

    Oberlin is nestled in the middle of some fine farm land.

    There were probably some farm-types on the jury

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  23. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Under intense pressure from their left-leaning constituents to do something about the dangerous, Christian-founded restaurant chain, Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled legislation Tuesday that would make it a hate crime to eat at Chick-fil-A.


  24. Liz says:

    Well, BV and KH pretty much summarized it.
    Results matter. Incentives also matter.
    I mentioned the wishes versus results thing at Bloom’s recently.
    This goes back incentives.
    Example: there was a military leadership conference where the commanders would bring their accomplishments to the big boss, in front of an audience (other commanders). One base was very happy with a recent job fair for spouses. They went into all the work involved. The many man hours and community investment into the enterprise, and so forth. This had taken months, and they were proud of the accomplishment.
    One person raised their hand and asked the obvious question.
    “How many spouses got jobs from this?”
    They looked a little uncomfortable (I suppose this was a surprise question?) and admitted that no jobs were acquired.
    By the wishes model, this jobs fair was a great success.
    By the reality model, the whole purpose was a failure.

    Side note, I’m too am a believer in intuition.
    The more experiences one has, the better one is at pattern recognition…which is a big factor in intuition.

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    Joe Biden told an audience in Ottumwa, Iowa Tuesday that his White House would “cure” cancer should he beat President Trump in 2020.


  26. Farm Boy says:

    One person raised their hand and asked the obvious question.
    “How many spouses got jobs from this?”
    They looked a little uncomfortable (I suppose this was a surprise question?) and admitted that no jobs were acquired.

    I knew that was coming. I knew what the answer was going to be. I also knew that lots of people would never have thought about it

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    He Can’t Help Himself: Joe Biden Plagiarizes Disgraced Michael Avenatti During Iowa Speech


  28. Farm Boy says:

    Chicago’s Field Museum Now Insists You Refer To Its T-Rex Skeleton Using Gender Neutral Pronouns


  29. Farm Boy says:

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Claims Being Pro-Life Is Like Being ‘Racist,’ Says It’s ‘Not Acceptable’ To Oppose Abortion


  30. Farm Boy says:

    Democrat state Rep. Juandalynn Givan took issue with a portion of the bill, which stated that student groups could invite any speaker to campus. According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Rep. Givan said that the only speakers to be denied a chance to speak were alt-right.

    Rep. Givan contended that, by sponsoring this legislation, Fridy has been exposed as a “white supremacist,” according to the report.


  31. Farm Boy says:

    Good morning, white people. Have you apologized yet today for the color of your skin? Have you begged forgiveness for the immutable physical characteristic that renders your opinions meaningless and your very presence intolerable? Have you expressed regret for the white supremacy you carry around with you everywhere? If so, it still doesn’t matter. Guilt is not enough. You must actively undo your whiteness. Repent, sinner!

    And now a strong, brave, fierce white lady in Seattle has finally figured out how to do that: yoga.

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    PORTLAND, OR—Young mother Olivia McKinley declared her three-year-old son Kale to be transgendered after he took a brief walk through the Barbie aisle while in the toy section at Target on Monday. She could be heard shrieking, “My son is trans! I accept you, my beautiful, brave trans girl. I do not judge you! I love you just the way you are!” Her mouth was just inches from the boy’s face as she embraced him tightly, though he tried to squirm free.

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  33. BuenaVista says:

    I’ve had great luck with keto. I chubbed out last winter but I have obliques again just by editing intake. Though I dislike food fads, I think this diet will last until the vegan army shuts down protein production. I think of it, basically, like eating the way my farmer grandfather ate, less dessert and perhaps quite so many potatoes. (“Dinner” is at noon on the prairie, and routinely had two protein servings (e.g., roast beef, ham) boiled-to-extinction vegetables, potatoes and dessert. “Supper” was leftovers from dinner. Of course, men of his era burned calories like football players, so they were only lean until the 1970’s, when automation arrived and they got fat.)

    One of the great things about eating clean and low-carb is when you have some cantelope for breakfast (anti-keto) as I did today, it seems like a major treat. And I love coffee with heavy cream or butter.

    FB reads Ace, but I don’t think he’s posted this. Keto and its athletic/military utility:

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    Author, filmmaker, and lawyer Mike Cernovich said that a review of Google’s internal emails via the discovery process in an ongoing anti-discrimination lawsuit against the company will reveal its hatred of Christians and conservatives throughout its organization

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  35. Liz says:

    I knew that was coming. I knew what the answer was going to be. I also knew that lots of people would never have thought about it

    Bet you can also guess exactly what the boss they were trying to impress considered a priority (spoiler: rhymes with pousal support). And whether actual results were more important than wishes (spoiler answer: no).

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  36. Liz says:

    Q: How many Sen. Kirsten Gillibrands does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    A: Fifty one.
    One to screw in the light bulb. Ten others to tell the first one how strong and independent she is, ten more to say the action was racist, and the other 30 to argue whether inserting a hard object by the swollen end into a tight receptical is actual rape, or whether is it brave because the act was done by a woman.

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  37. Liz says:

    Q: How many Sen. Kirsten Gillibrands does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    A: None. She unscrews the lightbulb, and then removes the end and breaks the tip of the glass to make the crackpipe she needs to smoke before every speaking engagement or vote for legislative policy.

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  38. SFC Ton says:

    Side note, I’m too am a believer in intuition
    Pretty much all chicks believe their intuition and go about fucking up their lives like it’s their full time job

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  39. SFC Ton says:

    I pretty much eat keto. Expect for the corn. And corn liquor. And sagira. And Mac and cheese. And onion rings. And all that battered and fried seafood. And apple pie. And the other kind of apple pie. And apples. And blue berries. And blue berry pancakes. And peaches. And peach moonshine. And water melons are in. Black berries are starting to come in too….

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Transgender actor Indya Moore tried to walk away with a Trump supporter’s sign Monday, then tried to play the victim after the man who owned the sign attempted to take it back by force.


  41. Farm Boy says:

    Side note, I’m too am a believer in intuition

    If you make careful note as to when it was correct and when it was not, then you can refine it to the point of trusting it

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  42. Is there a groan emoji?


  43. Farm Boy says:

    Raimondo’s beat, per the Oberlin website:

    She has taught courses spanning the themes of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity studies, social justice, and HIV/AIDS.

    In other words, a half-wit.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

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  44. Farm Boy says:

    FYI, Raimondo was the Oberlin Big Shot who led the assault against Gibson’s


  45. Ame says:

    SFC Ton
    I pretty much eat keto. Expect for the corn. And corn liquor. And sagira. And Mac and cheese. And onion rings. And all that battered and fried seafood. And apple pie. And the other kind of apple pie. And apples. And blue berries. And blue berry pancakes. And peaches. And peach moonshine. And water melons are in. Black berries are starting to come in too….

    my Husband calls this the Keto-Plus diet 😉

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  46. Liz says:

    Pretty much all chicks believe their intuition and go about fucking up their lives like it’s their full time job

    I agree with that. But my perspective is a little different.
    From my perspective, they act against their own better judgment.

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  47. Ame says:

    OP – When you see a good idea, make note of it. Recognize it for a good idea. Put it away, make it part of what you are and what you will do.

    this is so important … make it a lifestyle of improvement (as Liz and Bloom have said at Bloom’s).

    my Beloved Niece is pregnant and sick continuously. now she has a UTI. i was going over some nutritional things with her that will greatly benefit her and help her, but it was a lot of info b/c she hasn’t adopted a very healthy nutritional lifestyle (like her mother). so now that she really needs it, her mind is having a difficult time making so many changes.

    the point being that adapting good ideas into our lives layers these good things into our lives, so when we need them, they’re already there … or at least we already have a foundation of information and lifestyle to draw upon so the next needed step is just a small step instead of a giant one.


  48. Farm Boy says:

    So what is the State of the May?


  49. SFC Ton says:

    Military and keto vs beer…… beer will win

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    Young men should also recognize bad ideas

    Anyhoo, one of my opinions is on the subject of giving women the vote. Here is what I have to say on the matter:

    A mistake as women vote with emotion as compared to logic. The growth of the welfare state originated from when women were given the vote.


  51. Farm Boy says:

    “In feminism women are not the chattel of a single man but the chattel of an entire network of men bent on using women as a voting bloc to garner themselves control. See, women live longer than men and there are more women than men out there. To a politician it makes perfect sense to gain control of women by “allowing” them to vote because women make up a larger percent of the population. Control the larger percentage and you can control elections. Control elections and you can control the elements of society and culture. Women also make up the majority of money SPENDERS in the West while men make up the majority of money EARNERS. So control women and you can control where money goes as well. This control is easily achieved by creating women-only benefits like VAWA, no-fault divorce, welfare and easy abortion.”

    “You see, ladies, you ARE kept! You think feminism frees you but feminism is just another name for a chain of control. In return for your servitude you aren’t given anything, the government just says it will look the other way when you have done something wrong or stupid allowing you to think you are free from the consequences of your actions when, in fact, you are not!”

    “You’re not baby factories anymore, you’re VOTE factories!”

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    “I have never witnessed a concerted effort by any news organization to take a stand one way or the other on a political issue, to damage one particular party or help another.”

    —CNN’s Jim Acosta

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  53. Liz says:

    From my perspective, they act against their own better judgment.

    Case in point, yesterday we went to Trader Joe’s and got chocolate and beer (among other things). So last night I posted while drinking my second beer and gorging on chocolates.
    I knew it was a bad decision. I knew I’d regret it in the morning….and here I am.
    But it was fun for a few minutes. 😆

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  54. Weird, I’ve never see little Jimmy do anything but “take a stand one way or the other on a political issue, to damage one particular party or help another.”

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  55. Dark chocolate and a nice glass of red wine is a too infrequent pleasure of mine.

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    With one phone call, Ohr arranged to take an assortment of unverified accusations — some of them lurid, all of them partisan-financed — directly to the deputy director of the FBI.


  57. Liz says:

    Dark chocolate and a nice glass of red wine is a too infrequent pleasure of mine.

    I’d have normally gone for wine instead of beer at Trader Joes. They typically have a pretty nice wine selection…. but the Colorado Trader Joes only have beer.

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    “The sexualization of our children proceeds apace. You all know about Drag Queen Story Hour, right? It’s when drag queens go to local public libraries and do a ‘story hour’ for young children. Yes, this is a thing. They’ve even got a website. Look at the photo accompanying this article. And you thought clowns were creepy. But if you object to this, they go all wide-eyed innocent and ask you what you have against story time and reading books. Indeed, in order to maintain their claim that exposing young children to a sexualized atmosphere is harmless, they switch back and forth between the motte and the bailey at near light speed. But their website says, quote, DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real, unquote. So, they admit it up front: it’s not about the reading. It’s about inculcating left-wing cultural values. It’s about acclimating children to the abnormal, the bizarre and the perverse. Because the inclination of any normal, healthy child when they see these grotesque mutant freaks is to run like hell in the opposite direction. Therefore this instinctual revulsion must needs to be attenuated, and the way this is accomplished is by constant exposure. In short, it’s a grooming step. It’s an attempt to soften the target for later sexual exploitation. The sad part is that these are voluntary reading programs. The children are there because their parents take them there. Now what kind of a parent would bring their child into a story hour run by pervert drag queens? They must be like those idiot parents who let their kids accept an invitation to a sleepover at Michael Jackson’s house. The mind boggles at the stupidity”

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler.

    As Dershowitz said to me on my radio show, what Vance is doing reminds him of Stalin and Beria—the infamous state prosecutor, a man Stalin referred to as “my Himmler.” Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, does not use Stalin analogies loosely.


  60. Farm Boy says:

    While conservatives run around chattering about smaller government, the left continues to indulge in actions that bear multiple and terrible consequences. No one ever says to the left, “Hey, you caused this murder problem when you tore fathers from ghetto children.” Or, “Hey, don’t tell me about the lost souls when you aided and abetted soul destruction on a massive scale.”

    Everything the left touches is eventually destroyed; from city streets to intact families to the lost potential of a human soul.

    The saddest part is that the left causes so many new problems that we can’t catch up with the old ones.


  61. Farm Boy says:

    Enjoy the famous San Francisco waffle


  62. Farm Boy says:

    Lots of projection here

    Dem Rep. Marcia Fudge: “Trump Supporters Are Either Racist, Religious, Ignorant, Or Dumb”…


  63. That’s why Congress must pass the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. It is in the interest of all of us who believe in a fair and unfettered press, no matter what your political affiliation, to ensure that the media survives financially. Let’s get to that essential place where the industry is secure and sustainable so that journalists can focus all of our attention and energy where it belongs: on our mission, as news professionals.

    Oh, but wait, aren’t 98% of “journalists” card-carrying lefties who hate white people, capitalism, and liberty in general? You can easily look up videos and articles about how much of the media is actually a single progressive voice, with almost no actual reporting going on. Same bullet points, same phrasing, same slant on all stories. Not even mentioning how much goes completely unreported, because the coastal elites don’t care. Most of the midwest farmlands underwater for the last 2 months? Illegals kill and steal at 15x times the rate of natives? Who needs to know that? Fuck “journalism” and journalists.

    Learn to code, bitches.

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  64. Sumo says:

    when you have some cantelope for breakfast

    I originally read that as “antelope” and was thinking “Damn, that’s my kind of breakfast!” Then I realized what it actually said and was just a tiny bit disappointed in our man BV.

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Henry Kissinger once suggested that with respect to Iran and Iraq that it was too bad that they both couldn’t lose.

    Similar thoughts with respect to tech giants and journalists

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  66. Ame says:

    Sumo – how about antelope and cantaloupe?!

    Liked by 1 person

  67. Farm Boy says:

    A review of Google’s autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company’s own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched.


  68. Farm Boy says:

    [Odd that children at summer camps raise fists and wear masks they do]

    Budding Roses is a volunteer-run collective of educators, students, and activists who provide free social justice summer camps and year-round workshops for Portland-area youth in 4th-8th grade.

    Camp Philosophy
    Our goal is to provide a free, safe and encouraging space for youth to learn, express themselves, and engage critically with the issues they encounter individuals and as a group. We strive to help them cultivate the necessary tools to be active members of our communities through experiences of collective decision-making and democratic education. At camp, youth of all ages play a leadership role alongside adult counselors and make collective decisions about the activities and format of the day. Each day opening and closing assemblies provide a space for youth and counselors to democratically plan activities for the day, resolve conflicts, and build interpersonal leadership skills.

    Daily Activities
    Include a combination of community-building activities, discussions on social justice topics, interactive workshops, movies, arts, games, and free time. Workshops and discussions are often held in collaboration with local activists and community organizations. In the past two summers, we have worked with the Burgerville Workers Union, Critical Resistance PDX, the Transformative Lenses Collective, and DUG (Deep Underground)!

    Building Solidarity
    In our work we strive to be a resource for both the campers, their families, and the broader community. With funding from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, an online fundraising campaign, and in-kind donations of space, supplies, and services we were able to offer two hot meals a day, school supplies, and a back-to-school haircut for youth last summer. In addition to this we hope that with the skills, ideas and support found at Budding Roses, each camper is empowered to make a lasting positive change in their community.


  69. Farm Boy says:

    Senior-level men also say they are 12 times more likely to be hesitant about one-on-one meetings with a junior woman than they are a junior man, nine times more likely to be hesitant to travel with a junior woman for work than a junior man, and six times more likely to be hesitant to have a work dinner with a junior woman than a junior man.

    This news has been met with predictable finger-wagging by the finger-waggers on the Left. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, insists that it is “totally unacceptable” for men to feel uncomfortable.

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  70. Adam says:

    Dem Rep. Marcia Fudge: “Trump Supporters Are Either Racist, Religious, Ignorant, Or Dumb”…

    So being religious is an insult now?

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  71. Liz says:

    A review of Google’s autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company’s own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched.

    A while back during the Kavanaugh trial (Google him now and see what happens…or don’t, because whatever you guess is spot on), I tried to find a video of an interview when Hillary was questioned about the allegations against Bill. She had a heavy accent back then and really came across as a stupid crack. It’s nowhere to be found.

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    To be honest, I am having difficulty making sense of how this relationship would work.

    Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) suggested during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday that Republican men who oppose abortion do so because they are “sex-starved males.”


  73. Farm Boy says:

    Buttigieg’s assault on Pence and religious liberty was supported by the LGTBQ left represented by organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. Deploying victim politics to suppress opponents of leftist ideas has been the pattern of leftist attacks on Christians since gays won their rights through a series of questionable Supreme Court decisions culminating in the legalization of gay marriage in 2015.

    Most notorious among the vigilante assaults was the attempt by a gay Colorado couple to drive a Christian baker named Jack Phillips out of business because he could not in good conscience bake them a wedding cake endorsing gay marriage. There was nothing in Phillips’ attitude or behavior that a reasonable person would describe as bigoted. He was gracious to these gay customers, and offered to sell them any cake in the shop they desired. What he would not do was endorse a sacrament that violated his religious principles.

    His gay assailants reciprocated by cursing him and smashing his wares as they exited his shop. They then mobilized the LGBTQ legal agencies to file suit and force him to defend himself in lengthy and expensive court battles. During these trials, he was forced to give up making wedding cakes, which constituted 40% of his business. Not satisfied with attacking his business, the LGBTQ vigilantes also incited a hate campaign against him personally. In one incident a member of their lynch mob called to inform Phillips he was coming to kill him. Phillips had to hide his granddaughters who were visiting him in the pantry until the police came. Eventually, Phillips won his Supreme Court case but this didn’t end the campaign against him. His gay antagonists came back with a request that he make them cakes dedicated to Satan and featuring other statements of belief they knew he could not accommodate.

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  74. SFC Ton says:

    I originally read that as “antelope” and was thinking “Damn, that’s my kind of breakfast
    Ever had antelope? Kind reminded me of dry, stringy crap ass beef jerky

    But they are fun to shoot!


  75. SFC Ton says:

    Who the fuck is Jim Acosta? And why the fuck was he on the news? Did he just complete the north american super slam or out fish Tree Barta?

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    Who the fuck is Jim Acosta?

    A prime purveyor of fake news. He lives up to Trump’s characterization every day.


  77. Farm Boy says:

    I can now make the connection between the man I saw and the man accused of harassment by multiple women. I saw a man capable of those things: A man who can’t take responsibility, who doesn’t respect women, and who gets in their personal space. He got angry and started to raise his voice, and I think it was an intimidation tactic. There’s no reason to wag your finger at a womxn or reprimand them for asking questions about things you have been in the press for just last week.


  78. Farm Boy says:

    This is CRAZY. @Twitter is now censoring @Project_Veritas for publishing “internal communications” from @Pinterest in which they call @benshapiro a white supremacist.

    Did Twitter apply this so-called privacy standard to Wikileaks? Or HRC’s emails? Or Trump’s tax documents? NO.

    — Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 12, 2019


  79. Farm Boy says:

    “Why should we care about the Gibson’s? Why should the rest of the country care? What is it about this case that has generated such interest?”

    “Because the Gibson family represents all of us and we are at a tipping point now,” Plakas told the jury. “This case is about fairness. It is about our youth’s education and its importance. You, as a jury, are helping your community right now, but you are also helping the national community.”

    Plakas then looked over at Allyn W. Gibson, the 90-year-old who has been sitting behind the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ table since the first day in April, a walker in front of him and a brace around his neck, and the veteran attorney in his late sixties smiled and winked at “Grandpa” as he finished his opening statement.

    “The school helped distribute a flyer that said, ‘A member of our community was assaulted by the owner of this establishment yesterday,’ “ Plakas said, looking directly at Mr. Gibson. “That is what the malice part of this is about.”

    “Oberlin College apparently thinks Grandpa is able to assault somebody.”

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  80. b g says:


    Yeah, “speedy goats” are sort of edible, but barely ;-D

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  81. Sumo says:

    Ever had antelope? Kind reminded me of dry, stringy crap ass beef jerky

    I have had antelope. I thought it was rather nice, but I also have a plethora of chef-y friends who can work wonders with almost anything put in front of them.

    My disappointment was due to the spelling error. BV is much, much better than that.

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  82. b g says:

    Usually, they have far too much adrenalin in their meat because they have been chased for far too long. I prefer meat from dry does or for young males of the deer family, but I am picky, and my wife was much more.

    She once had some liver from a young male moose, a yearling, but she called it baby moose. She loved it, and gave a package to an old friend that disliked wild meat. Well of course her friend was shocked how good it was, and wanted some more, but my wife said that she had enjoyed the last package until we hunted another.

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  83. SFC Ton says:

    LOL speedy goats…… the 1st antelope I killed was in Montana and I ate part of it grilled on an open flame and grate at the camp site.

    It sucked but I figured what the hell the other two can’t suck that bad. I was wrong. Now I stay away from anything that looks like a White Tail’s special ed cousin

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  84. Cheque d'Out says:

    While the tory leadership competition, currently among the tory MPs, continues in order to select the final two that are to be offered to the party membership…Boris is now guaranteed to make that final two. Given his popularity among the membership, it’s pretty much nailed on that the next Prime Minister will be Boris.

    Then we find out if he’s trustworthy and has the balls to get us out.

    Definitely the best of those on offer but that’s not the ringing endorsement that I’d prefer it to be.

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  85. Cheque d'Out says:

    Yesterday was the final, last gasp(?) effort to destroy British democracy by remoanicuntz trying to take control of parliament and block a no-deal / WTO Brexit…they fucking failed.

    It seems, seems, that:
    The next PM (Boris) will be able to choose what happens on the 31st of October (the current BREXIT date).
    The law is that we leave on WTO if no deal made.
    The EU insists that the May deal is all that’s on offer (and it is SHIT. And not BREXIT).

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  86. Cheque d'Out says:

    And how much does the lovely, lovely, highly objective and balanced ABBC look forward to PM BloJo?

    From Tuesday evening, so behind the times. But it’s the level of sheer cuntitude blatantly displayed


  87. Cheque d'Out says:

    Boris: 114
    Hunt: 43
    Gove: 37
    Raab: 27
    Saj: 23
    Hancock: 20
    Stewart: 19
    Leadsom: 11 ELIMINATED
    Harper: 10 ELIMINATED

    So Andrea Leadsom, she who choked when up against May last time around, is Gone Baby, Gone. As is the only other woman in the competition. McVey’s policies sounded okay (at first glance) but she gone.

    It’d be nice to see Boris’ competition in the final two being Dominic Raab (the famed MP who said feminism was shit (or some such). Hunt the Cunt, Gove the Shitweasel and Saj the bad guy off of Thunderbirds and Opium Fiend Hippy Dippy Stewart are welcome to feck orf


  88. Cheque d'Out says:

    Re Yesterday was the final, last gasp(?) effort to destroy British democracy


  89. Cheque d'Out says:

    Some months back, I recommended the film ‘The life and death of Colonel Blimp’, I still do. It’s about a Victorian era young officer’s progression to the outbreak of WW II. Entwined with a young German officer’s story. Family friendly.

    Here’s the finale where the Red-Pill German attempts to Red-Pill the definitely Blue Pilled Englishman.

    I think that this mirrors the old fart cucks and churchians in the current world banging on about how men should get married despite the divorce industry


  90. Cill says:

    Best meat I ever tasted is Turtle.


  91. Cill says:

    “If you make careful note as to when it was correct and when it was not, then you can refine it to the point of trusting it”

    Refine it into oblivion.


  92. Cill says:

    “Then we find out if he’s trustworthy and has the balls to get us out.”

    I have my doubts.


  93. Cill says:

    Amused by eyes askew, FB is.

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  94. Good day to Spawny and Farm Boy. Greetings from Aotearoa. Thank you for a very true article.

    [Good to see y’all doing well it is]

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