Whither Manosphere Part I


BV states:

I wanted to respond to The Deti’s serious note on the manosphere stalling out. I agree with him. My comments, of course, are just my impressions and reactions.

The manosphere has stopped growing, innovating and entertaining because:

1. After one learns the core redpill precepts, and discovers that they are explanatory and objective, it’s hard to innovate. In this respect, redpill thought is a victim of its own accuracy and success.

Guys like Deti and me grew up with one set of intersexual rules. They were 90% false. Transition to reality: very difficult. Transition completed, they are incontrovertible and objective. So we just ignore and dismiss most of the femme-centric proselytizing and get on with life. There’s not even much of a reason to talk to other men about this stuff, because they won’t listen and may well freak out — until they’re in crisis. Then they’ll listen. It’s how a lot of people discover Christ: they are crisis conversions. (I am one, so not bragging here.)

2. It’s awfully repetitive, hearing the same five rules repeated daily, like the Pledge of Allegiance.

3. The PUA antecedents of a thoughtful redpill perspective are really, really tiresome. Average men acting like they’re Bob Redford or Jim Brown, and telling others to man up and do same. This rhetoric, and these men, are too obvious and dull to spend time with.

4. In my case, I don’t spend time with pretend tough guys. I know tough guys. Internet tough guys are fun for a few weeks.

5. After absorbing red pill lessons, taking the new catechism into the sexual marketplace, and learning that said catechism WORKS every time, whether or not you’re actually intrigued with the female, is boring. I don’t read blogs about flying or motorcycling or editing nonfiction, either. Once you understand something, listening to polemics from average people seems like a waste of five minutes.

That’s why I just briefly scan Dalrock. He’s brilliant, while his commenters hammer the same three disconnected, self-flattering points over and over.

6. In short, as Robert Hughes notes, The Shock of the New is what art is about. There’s no innovation, or extension of core concepts, in the manosphere. There remains a lot of posturing.

Deti replies:

The main differences between feminism and the manosphere is the difference between men and women.

Feminism serves women. Women are about helping “women” and advancing the cause of “women” as a whole. Women are herd creatures. What helps the herd, helps the individual woman. All women, everywhere, of every race ,color, creed, political persuasion, station and lifestyle, are all about protecting and helping all other women.

Example: The way even the most conservative blue hair old church biddy helps circle the wagons to protect a vulnerable new convert single mom ghetto slut. Doesn’t matter that the old biddy and the slut are as different as night and day; the biddy is all about protecting a woman, because she’s a woman. The fact that she has a vagina and a uterus is reason enough. (In part because the biddy sees more than a wee bit of herself in said slut, but that’s a story for another day.) It’s mostly because they’re women, and women have to protect each other.

Men don’t operate like that. Men are tribe creatures. Men are not about advancing or protecting “men” as a whole. Hell, if you’re not in my tribe, you’re my enemy. That’s just how we are.

Women use the political process to gain advantages for “women”. Men have tried and failed to use the political process to gain advantages for “men”. MRAs have accomplished exactly nothing in the past 100 years. And this is because of the simple reason that no one cares about “men”. We care about the men in our tribes. Not even men care about “men”.

But everyone cares about “women”. Women make eggs and eggs are expensive. We have to care about “women” because with no women, the men will have no one to fuck, no one to procreate with, and no one to carry on the species. We need all the wombs we can get. All we need is a few men. Men make sperm, trillions on quadrillions of sperm, and sperm is not only cheap, it’s FREE. We can eliminate full 60% of all the males on the planet right now and not skip a beat in terms of women getting laid, getting pregnant, and making babies.

Everyone cares about women because we have to, because the species depends on it. No one cares about “men” because there’s no reason to.

The second reason the manosphere is stagnating is because much of the original reasons for its existence have been identified, sussed out and resolved. Male nature, female nature, male and female sexual attraction, and the way they interact: I’d say 98% figured out and sussed out. The info is all here for people to read and use. There’s very, very little that’s new and hasn’t been for about 4 years now. Once you’ve got it, there’s little reason to stay, other than to help new men along. Most of the men who were here when I got here in 2011 are gone now, moved on, quit commenting or blogging for one reason or another.

FB asks:

Exit Question: Is there a way forward, something other than educating newcomers?

Posted in FarmBoy, Feminism, Why
161 comments on “Whither Manosphere Part I
  1. earl says:

    For me starting to dig into theology has become more interesting endeavor than the male-female sexual dynamics. Sure knowing the motivations in the sexual marketplace of men and women is the start…but what’s the big picture of why this seemingly dysfunctional means continues unabated. Because eventually you come to find that the system we have today is about causing both men and women to give into their base passions (mainly sexually but also things like food, drugs, and material things) over reason as a means of easier political control from the few that are in the position to control everybody. But the other side effect of giving into base passions over reason is the loss of supernatural faith in God. If a populace loses faith in God…it becomes much easier to view people as objects of personal consumption.

    So until we have right order again and understand why right order is necessary (supreme Patriarch, right reason, passions submitted to reason)…all that’s happening is describing the abyss.

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  2. horsemanbombadil says:

    Fb

    No.

    It is what it is.
    When the job is done, lay down the tool lest an unneeded stroke mar the work.

    Enjoy the comraderie in the pub.

    “You can never be unfaithful to your one true love, you always come back to her.”

    “Who is that?”

    “Think about it Sam.”

    …….
    We’re closed.

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  3. RichardP says:

    The second reason the manosphere is stagnating is because much of the original reasons for its existence have been identified, sussed out and resolved. Male nature, female nature, male and female sexual attraction, and the way they interact: I’d say 98% figured out and sussed out. The info is all here for people to read and use. There’s very, very little that’s new and hasn’t been for about 4 years now.

    Upon reading these words in the previous thread, my internal reaction was along the lines of what earl just said.

    tl;dr: Compare and contrast the Golden Rule with what God said to Eve in the Garden. Boys are only taught the Golden Rule. They are not taught what God told Eve in the Garden that Adam would rule over her. Part of what the manosphere needs to morph into is insisting that young men be taught the second story.

    Whether created by God, or shaped by evolution, boys are designed to grow up into men. Girls are designed to grow up into women. It is ordained that at least some men will get together with some women and create babies. That is the only way that homo-sapiens will keep on going. If him and her and babies are to survive, certain things must be done. Giving the heavy work to her and the light work to him makes no sense at the basic level of survival. So, certain roles are sort of baked into the capabilities that a man has and the capabilities that a woman has. Those families which survived were ones who recognized those capabilities –> roles, and adapted to them.

    Humans have been discovering this for as long as males have been attracted to the sexual attributes of females. Along the way, folks created stories, oral recitations, myths, that revealed to the young folks the basics of how humans work, and how they work best together in the tribe.

    Enter Moses – at about the same time in history as Tutenkhamun, give or take a few hundred years on either side. The story says that God gave Moses things to write down. There is no reason to think that God could not have recommended to Moses some of the stories / myths that people had been passing forward in oral form for centuries – about what works, and why, to answer the question that people ask: “how, then, shall we live together”. [Note that, according to commonly-accepted time lines from the Bible, Adam’s grandson was alive as an older man at the same time that Noah was alive as a younger man. Adam’s grandson likely new Adam and Eve personally and heard their story directly from them. It only takes a little imagination to think that Noah heard Adam and Eve’s story from someone who heard it directly from Adam’s grandson. And thus brought the Creation story in a pretty original oral form onto this side of the Flood. A story that would have been available to Abraham and downline from him.]

    That is the back story to what I want to focus on. In the Creation story, God tells Eve that her desire will be to her husband (**) and “he will rule over you”.

    Everything said in the previous thread, and quoted in part at the top of this one, speaks to the truth that that is the only thing that really works – ruling over her. Developing Frame. Maintaining Frame. Inviting her into YOUR Frame – your kindgom – the thing over which you rule – the thing of which she becomes a part, but only by your invitation. This is what works, as evidenced by the words in the previous thread.

    But this is what boys are taught in Sunday School: the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And the akward, horny young man meets his first receptive female and remembers his Sunday School lesson – do unto her as you would have her do unto you. Mind your manners, and be polite. Don’t make her afraid of you. Don’t impose your will on her. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. When what she wants exactly is for you to dominate her, to rule over her.

    And this is NOT what boys are taught in Sunday School: and he will rule over you. The Bible itself tells us that this is what works. This is the way it was meant to work. Re. the bolded part in what I quoted above: “There’s very, very little that’s new and hasn’t been for about 4 years now.” Not 4 years now. It has been with us since the story of Adam and Eve, which I presume was passed down in oral form from the time it happened. We just are not teaching it to boys in Sunday School, and we should be.

    So – what happens: first girl he meets that lets him into her panties – No, I don’t care what your older brother says. I don’t care what your father says. If you want some of this, you do what I say. I don’t have to do what you say. You don’t rule over me; I rule over you. If you don’t treat me that way, I can easily find someone who will. And he folds.

    I don’t know that there is a solution to that other than what we are already doing. Only when the guy crashes and starts casting about for answers will he listen to what was said in the other thread, quoted at the top of this thread, and spoken by God to Eve. She works best when he rules over her. In the way that God intended.

    —–

    I have been reading some of the things that Josh Harris has said in interviews recently, in reference to his walking away from the church. A large part of his reasoning is contradictions of the sort I’ve written about above. And he has a point, but I don’t know that it can be fixed. We tell young folks “don’t, until married” and nothing more. We don’t teach them in Sunday School the kinds of things referenced in the previous thread that have been proven to be true about what women and men actually need from each other and why (that thing encasulated by what God told Eve in the Garden). Josh says he has come to understand that these things need to be discussed in the Church – but those discussions are not allowed. And so, rather than continue to be dishonest in teaching the youth that the only things that matter are the Golden Rule and Don’t Until Married, he has walked away. It will be interesting to see if, as a layman, he gets ahold of some of what was discussed in the previous thread and this one and finds a way to sell that more complete story. Josh Explains Himself

    —–

    ** as is becoming more widely known, the Hebrew word for “desire” used here between God and Eve is used in only two other places in the Bible. In one instance, it describes sin as a wild animal waiting at the door to tear you apart when you walk through it. The other instances describes a lover’s longing for their beloved. The context of God speaking to Eve in the Garden gives us no real information as to which meaning was meant, except that probably both meanings were in view.

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  4. BuenaVista says:

    Well, MGTOW can mean “No Woman No Cry” but it can also mean retaining some agency and a degree of safety, while still trafficking in some sort of arrangement with females.

    I know it’s a significant challenge for me. Most of my women friends are … women. So even if they say they’re red pill or (without realizing it) expressing reasonably respectful, red pill-lite ideas … they’re still women. They have totally absorbed the feminine imperative and they’re used to getting what they want when they want it. Then when they get it, hypergamy/boredom/shit-testing set in, or they just raise the bar and demand more from the man. So I don’t really know how to negotiate with them without just walking away periodically. This strikes me as inelastic and over time your pool of potential friends shrink, as they pair off with more compliant males. But that’s what I see. We’re past the feminist tipping point so it’s not going to oscillate back to a more reasonable state.

    So I think a lot about retaining personal integrity in a blue pill, feminine imperative world, how to negotiate that. It does seem to involve a lot of solitary time. Maybe that’s all there is. I don’t do casual so the usual manosphere direction to just spin five plates simultaneously is not my deal.

    The irony is that if I am appealing to a woman of interest to me, a lot of that is because I manifest red pill ideas and behaviors — and when the women realize that, there’s cognitive dissonance fireworks of a very high order. And at that moment, if a man buckles and complies with whatever she says she wants (move to where I live, marry me, take care of me) the man destroys some of the reasons she was in love in the first place.

    FMI, Joni Mitchell, “The Circle Game”.

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  5. RichardP says:

    There is a link inside the article I linked to above that gets more into the problems that come from only saying Just Don’t Until Married and nothing else. The boys and girls are not taught anything at all about what it means to be a sexual being, how to give birth to that, how to understand it, how to control it.

    “This theory that if we taught people about purity — which really is not an accurate way to frame it, it’s more if we shamed people into remaining pure … then they were going to have a fantastic, blissful life. They were going to be safe, they were going to be healthy, and they’re going to have awesome sex in their marriage.” And that isn’t how it works out for many.

    The problem is there there is an entire world that we need to introduce the young folks to while at the same time discouraging them from participating in it until married. This would be the point at which Stephanie’s story becomes extrememly relevant.

    Teaching the kids Just Don’t Until You Are Married – and then everything will be wonderful – and nothing more – will only set the kids up for disappointment and rebellion if/when that turns out not to be true. That seems to be the criticism of Josh’s book.

    This diversion to Josh Harris’s issue may seem to be far afield from the comments in the previous thread. But I think this is the point where problems are either created or nipped in the bud that are the problems that have shown up in the manosphere. Kids need to be taught thoroughly about the unforgiving lines that ARE drawn in the area of sexuality. There is a line where venerial disease has not yet mingled with your own bodily fluids, and the next nanosecond they are firmly embedded there. There is a line where the sperm has not yet penetrated the egg to create a pregnancy, and the next nanosecond itis firmly embedded there. There is a line where intimacy with just one more “boyfriend” degrades the woman’s ability to bond with a husband in the way she is meant to bond. These are not spiritual issues – they are biological ones. But they are lines. I point this out because there is some talk in the links I provided that the church draws too many lines regarding sexual activity between the boys and girls. These lines that I mention are not mentioned at all in those comments, but the results can be devastating when those lines are crossed. Shouldn’t someone point this out, in the process of teaching what it means to be a sexual being – something that needs to be taught before marriage if one hopes to have any success as a sexual being within marriage.

    The manosphere can play a role in teaching these young folks what it means to be sexual beings while at the same time emphasizing why it is better to reserve sexual activity for marriage. And I do understand the contradiction this comment creates with the idea that all young men should be advised not to marry.

    This is not unlike the experience of being a parent. Where you teach your children the fundamentals, hoping to spare them from hurt of any sort. But, they will get hurt anyway, and the good parents will be the ones helping pick up the pieces as the child learns why the fundamentals are fundamental. Probably cannot prevent guys and gals from getting hurt. But we can point out the reasoning behind the fundamentals, and be there to help pick up the pieces afterwards. I think this is what Josh Harris is referring to when he says he came to understanding how damaging it is to say only Just Don’t Do It and nothing else.

    It’s a complex subject. There is far more to it than what I have said in this post and my previous post. But at least there are some thought for consideration here that might start conversations somewhere that will lead to some constructive, proactive outcomes.

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  6. horsemanbombadil says:

    Do ya think Ollie gives a moments thought to any of this?

    Is this a man worried about what someone may give him or what anyone thinks?

    The hours spent perfecting the banjo, eucolali and cow bell?

    Long Live the Cowbell!!

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  7. horsemanbombadil says:

    Note four things.
    1.The vast collection of instruments prominently displayed.
    2. The dozens of videos on his channel (and the time it must take to shoot each one)
    3. The obvious gold band on his fingering hand.
    4. The distinguished greying of the beard and the fire in his eyes.

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  8. horsemanbombadil says:

    Now go outside and PLAY!!

    Go On!

    GIT!

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  9. Adam says:

    I don’t do casual so the usual manosphere direction to just spin five plates simultaneously is not my deal.

    Amen to that. Spinning plates just screams drama to me, and I have no patience, time, or inclination for drama. I also have a propensity which I cannot overcome to treat people the way that I want to be treated. This includes women, surprisingly enough.

    In regards to the theme of this thread, there is much in which I am in agreement. However, none of us ever arrive at this stuff. And the vast majority of men are clueless in this regard. But with the crowding of the manosphere by hustlers and tricksters, the new arrivals will have a hard time sorting out what is valuable and what is not. In that regard we were all very fortunate to have been around when it was good and healthy. I myself will continue to write because it is a part of who I am. And I think that there are many more challenges remaining. In some respects, we’re only just getting started.

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  10. Cheque d'Out says:

    This is exactly the kind of shit that causes sensible people to not trust BloJo. Even if it’s media chicanery then it’s still partially his fault for giving the lugenpresse the opportunity to sex up a story. His bumbling fool presentation act is a liability when a firm, simple message is required.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7303103/Boris-Johnson-hints-UK-remain-EU-single-market-customs-union-2021.html

    Boris Johnson hints UK could remain in EU single market and customs union until 2021 in bid to avoid cliff edge exit
    Boris Johnson has suggested a negotiated Brexit deal with the EU is still possible
    He made the comments in Wales but insisted the UK would leave by October 31
    The Prime Minister has adopted a hardline stance since entering No 10 last week

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:

    Farm Boy, well done for spotting that the quality of the comments were worthy of making into a very good post…

    They both make worthy points and pose interesting questions.

    I hope that the sociable and fun side of this blog keeps people visiting after they learn the lessons. And the lessons are still delivered in order to help the new people. I like this blog, it’s a credit to those that make it what it is. A friendly haven of sanity and wisdom. Cheers to Farm Boy in particular

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  12. Larry G says:

    CdO, nice pub. You need pretzels though

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  13. I would prefer beef jerky to pretzels.

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  14. Cheque d'Out says:

    Pork scratchings anyone?

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    Get #Woke go #Broke

    Guess that ad campaign underperformed

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  16. Larry G says:

    “Procter & Gamble reports net loss of over $5 billion thanks to $8 billion writedown on Gillette products.”

    awwwwww….who could have guessed that pissing off men was a really bad idea?

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  17. Pork rinds are too much effort.

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  18. “Procter & Gamble reports net loss of over $5 billion thanks to $8 billion writedown on Gillette products.”

    LOLGF, P&G!

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  19. $8 billion. Eight…bill-yuuuun dollars.

    In a sane world heads would roll for fear of shareholders storming the gates. But we live in Clown World so that female marketing director has nothing to fear.

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  20. Liz says:

    I wrote over at Adam’s on April 10th:

    “Most reports indicate that the radical Feminist Gillette ad didn’t hurt sales for them either.”

    I noticed that too. I learned years ago not to rely on “mainstream” financial news for my investment decisions. Corporations use that medium for their own benefit, and the information they release is often suspect (the CEO of EDS Dick Brown, for example, outsourced and ran the company into the ground…this was apparent to everyone and he benefitted from such articles by touting a “new market” that they’d only been able to capture at a deep loss that hadn’t made the books yet…one example, there are so many others: Nortel, Global Crossing, Safeskin, et al).
    Gillette ad comes out in early January and two weeks later “sources” are saying sales haven’t been impacted at all. Nosiree…
    I’m not real smart on razor sales, but seems to me it might take more than a couple of weeks for supplies to dwindle to the point they’d know. And it’s not really in the company’s interest to say, “Oh, that commercial? Yeah, that was a big mistake…huge! We sure lost there…”
    Give it time.

    I’m a value investor, and pissing off your customers is always bad for business.

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  21. Larry G says:

    Liz, if you ever need an honest Toyota or Lexus mechanic, a friend of mine owns his own shop in Denver. Known him for years and he is a certified master Toyota tech

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  22. Adam says:

    P&G claims the writedown is “due primarily to foreign exchange fluctuations, increased competition and a contracting market for blades and razors as consumers in developed markets shave less frequently.

    We’re being taken over by both hipsters and towel heads.

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  23. Liz says:

    Caitlyn is stunning and brave.

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  24. BuenaVista says:

    I’ll use a pocket knife to shave before I buy a Gillette product.

    TBH, I do carry a pocket knife *and a sharpening stone* when I so much as go to the library. So I don’t think it will go too badly.

    I’m really curious to see what happens in Q3 for P&G. If Gillette is cratering, coincident with the ads that demean the customers, there would normally be a boardroom massacre. But perhaps they’re in “lalalala I can’t hear you” mode.

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  25. Larry G says:

    Fuck it…let’s PLAY!

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  26. BuenaVista says:

    Demi Moore is ill. FYI, she’s two years older than Liz Hurley, four older than Kidman. She looks like Norma Desmond — at 75. Probably insecure because she’s short. What a freak.

    Our faces reveal our health and happiness, or their opposite. But not if they’ve been cut up 20 times.

    One of the interesting aspects of Tarrentino’s “Hollywood” for me was seeing Brad Pitt in something approximating the normal condition of a fit, healthy 55 year-old. He was really playing a 40 year-old character, maybe 45 max. But he looks 55, which he is. There are a lot of unsparing closeups. Still and all, I’ll bet money he had his neck/chin tightened up.

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  27. earl says:

    P&G just learned an invaluable lesson….’Get woke, go broke.’

    But yes I’m sure some Soros funded agency will slow their bleeding. It’s not about making money or making good products, it’s about the globohomo agenda.

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  28. earl says:

    ‘The former Striptease sexpot’s extreme makeover has been sparked by her insatiable drive to find a life partner — a quest she’s been on since her divorce from 15 years-younger hubby Ashton Kutcher in 2013, insiders said.

    “Demi’s been hanging out with her daughters and their friends and eyeing up the young guys, so it’s no surprise that she might be feeling insecure about the lines and creases slowly creeping in,” sources said.’

    You mean divorcing your husband to ‘trade up’ has fallen flat on her plastic surgeried face? Imagine my shock.

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  29. Cheque d'Out says:

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  30. Stunning like a flashbang grenade.

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  31. BuenaVista says:

    Somebody posted previously on Candace Bushnell and her deep thoughts of getting a different plastic surgery: “vaginal rejuvenation.”

    Well, I started reading Bushnell in the NY Observer in the early 90’s, when her column was a hoot and she was not associated with the TV show yet. I kinda like her.

    I researched what she was talking about and all the stories described some minor laser procedure that enhances post-menopausal lubrication. I suppose they could be telling the truth but they were awfully … vague. (Also, I have experienced inadequate female lubrication exactly zero times, though I have read up on the matter, being a sensitive mature man. My problem is usually the excess but we’re knocking on the door of subjects that will distress our tradcon breathren.)

    Okay. So why is that “rejuvenation” and why did Bushnell want to purchase the surgery, but only if she had a pre-surgery base case? Why would a woman need to ask her male prosthesis if he noticed any difference? He wouldn’t.

    I strongly suspect this surgery promises another benefit, one that may not be discussed.

    You want sexually frank, boy howdy, date an Amazon gynecological oncologist surgeon. I’m sorry, they know everything and nothing is off the record. She scared me out of my socks a few times.

    But the one time I was drunk and mentioned, “Well, it’s not like my package gets smaller every time I have a child …” she politely mentioned “Fucker! That’s offensive!.” (“Doctor, you mad?”)

    I think this is the clue to Bushnell’s fascination with the procedure, that must be benchmarked by a man, that is described vaguely in public communications.

    I don’t know why she would admit in the NY Post she can’t afford a $3K procedure, incidentally.

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  32. Liz Hurley is still bang-able per her pics on daily mail. Don’t know how manipulated those are.

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  33. BuenaVista says:

    Alice Weidel: she’s hot. Moves around too much at the podium. Seems to have a lot of pent-up or sublimated energy.

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  34. BuenaVista says:

    I have Hurley and Kidman goggles, but we went through this before.

    A woman I dated once, married to a bad guy and going through a gossip pages divorce, met me in Montreal once after a break in her case. She didn’t recognize herself, basically, in the picture I took and later sent to her. She was 20 years younger. (She’s never had surgery, being a New England WASP, where snooty women choose diet and exercise over surgery, and correctly expect their men to appreciate it.)

    But can you imagine what Moore looks like at 5 a.m.? Yikes.

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  35. Liz says:

    I think this is the clue to Bushnell’s fascination with the procedure, that must be benchmarked by a man, that is described vaguely in public communications.

    I heard of the procedure a few years back (from the wife of a hedge fund manager).
    The gyn had recommended it to her, but it was rather new then. This was one of the few people who performed the procedure. Anyway, I moved and didn’t ask her if she’d done it or what the results were (I haven’t spoken to her in over a year now).
    She’d had radiation and all that for breast cancer, so menopause showed up early for her (they have three kids). It was supposed to help with a laundry list of symptoms. Basically, “make everything younger and firmer” so…your suspicions are correct (though Candice has never had children, perhaps she’s been through a lot of pounding).
    Also helps with urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse….basically the stuff women are told to do kegels too correct.

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  36. b g says:

    “…pissing off your customers is always bad for business.”

    Yeah, Liz, and us old cowboys tend to take insults kind of personal ;-D

    So no P&G products will ever again cross my threshold. Period. Full Stop.

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  37. h0neyc0mb says:

    Well .. just what th wimminz need to hear .. stay single ladies ..

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/07/31/107-year-old-bronx-woman-gets-birthday-bash/

    Notice how all the married wiminniz are huggin her and smillllllllllling ..

    Marriage is a moving target for th wimminz. We’re told by any one of a billion wimminz .. “I don’t need no man .. where are all the good men .. I’ve buried 3 worthless husbands .. I’m happy to be single” .. all by the same woman thru her life (e.g. repeat a billion times).

    I hope it all works out for’em .. bwhaaaaaa

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  38. BuenaVista says:

    I would enjoy providing my additional, informed opinions on Candace Bushnell’s condition, but yes, she does seem like someone who thought “Fear of Flying” was a lifelong self-help manual. And has experienced her share of hard landings.

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  39. earl says:

    ‘ We’re told by any one of a billion wimminz .. “I don’t need no man .. where are all the good men .. I’ve buried 3 worthless husbands .. I’m happy to be single” .. all by the same woman thru her life (e.g. repeat a billion times).’

    Almost as if their moods change hourly.

    And we thought it was a good idea to give them the right to vote.

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  40. BuenaVista says:

    Bushnell again: because I know she fascinates all of you.

    But there’s a bit of a Demi Moore problem. Here she is at a party in the Hamptons/Sag Harbor. I used to have a house three miles from there so I’m familiar with the social set. Check out the women in the background — who are her age peers — and how they’re dressed. Bushnell is in better shape, but she’s dressed like a junior at a Clemson frat party. Attractive and sexy, age-adjusted, but her date ALSO knows she’s trying too hard. And that none of the other women at the party will invite them to dinner, or even, I suspect, be pleasant.

    After a certain point, it’s time to throw caution to the winds and start acting one’s own age.

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson pushed back against what she described as a false narrative surrounding her, insisting that she is not a “wacky new-age nutcase.”

    https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/455311-marianne-williamson-i-am-not-a-wacky-new-age-nutcase

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    There are two possible interpretations of this mass-purge at the DCCC [The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]. Either a few Democrats are making a racial issue out of a patronage question, once again knifing each other under the cover of intersectionality, or Democrats are genuinely angry that half the staff at the DCCC are white. As often happens with the Democratic Left, it is difficult to tell just where the insincerity ends and the fanaticism begins.

    But either interpretation implies that this is not a party fit to govern.

    Nobody wants to see whites take up identity politics or demand a certain quota of jobs anywhere. But that isn’t what this was about. This is about an organization that fires people from their current jobs because of their skin color.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-just-purged-white-party-staffers-and-its-a-bigger-deal-than-anyone-wants-to-admit

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said this week during an appearance on Ebro in the Morning that marginalized communities have “no choice but to riot.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/455553-ocasio-cortez-says-marginalized-communities-have-no-choice-but-to-riot

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  44. Liz says:

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said this week during an appearance on Ebro in the Morning that marginalized communities have “no choice but to riot.”

    Yeah, AOC!
    For the marginalized, rioting is just lobbying…
    And looting is just shopping…
    And picking up a welfare check is just working….
    And showing up to one of yo baby-momma’s Section 8 apartments for a little booty glazin’ is just being a father….

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    One might suggest that white males are marginalized

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  46. Ame says:

    i’m waaay behind reading all the comments … but that dude in the pic a few up, BV … ewww!!!

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  47. Ame says:

    i’m very excited to begin a job on monday! i’ve been looking for awhile and interviewing, but this one almost literally just dropped into my world from nowhere.

    best part … i get to work for two men who have found an untapped niche in the construction industry, started the biz in january, and it’s growing growing growing, and they need help. so … i will NOT be working for a woman!!!

    best part … the man who hired me has 3 kids, one on the way, and his wife is a SAHM … and he values and respects SAHM’s!!! (interviewing with working mom’s, as a sahm, sucked … the idea of working for/with stupid women sucked).

    best part … it’s contract work that i get to do from home!!!

    okay … so lots of best parts … perfect for me … i’ll be a huge asset to their new company; they really need someone like me … they respect my life choices … i’ll begin training with them next week, and then all the work will be from home 🙂 🙂 🙂

    they’ve got me set up on their platform, so i’ll spend a good amt of time this week learning it.

    down side … probably won’t have as much time to read/comment out here (hope some aren’t cheering over that now that i think about it! lol!)

    – – – – –

    my Dad is progressing as expected but is having trouble getting his appetite back, so is not eating much, which means he doesn’t have much energy. i’ve been doing some research and found this is common … more research to find ways that might help him. but, he has a really good attitude and is hopeful and there isn’t anything bad or negative from the surgery – yay!

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  48. Ame says:

    fwiw – i haven’t worked outside the home in almost 25 years … so this is a big change. so thankful that ‘working outside the home’ in this job means i get to ‘work from home!’

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  49. Liz says:

    Congrats on the job, Amp! That’s awesome. 🤗

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  50. Liz says:

    Ame, not Amp…not sure what happened there…

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Gillette boss: Alienating some consumers with #metoo campaign was a price worth paying

    https://www.marketingweek.com/gillette-metoo-campaign-fallout/

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  52. BuenaVista says:

    Congratulations on the new gig, Ame.

    *****

    I believe it’s a commonplace belief so you’ve probably heard too many times already. Heart patients trend toward difficult depressions. My Dad had two heart surgeries and he would fall into bad depressions during recovery. Fortunately he was extremely active (bike, run, ski, walk) so when he was able to go, he pulled himself out. I’m sure you’ve had more info on this than I can add to.

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  53. Ame says:

    thank you, BV!

    and thank you for the info … i had heard this from a fb friend who had heart surgery, so it’s kinda been at the back of my mind, but i did not know it was so prevalent.

    my dad is very active – not in an athletic way, but in a go-and-do way. they’re always traveling somewhere in the world, going somewhere for the weekend or a week, etc. so i hope that helps.

    i *think* his wife is difficult with him, so idk what the story on the ground is. she has her own health issues, and i think she’s a bit on the drama side. i don’t really like her, so i’ve avoided her … so idk how things *really* are at his home. my sister is still there, although she’s a teacher so i imagine she’ll be heading back before long.

    he’s lived in the same town for almost 50 years, and it’s where he grew his biz. so he knows a ton of people. consequently, they’ve turned his phone off b/c so many people keep calling – a good and challenging thing.

    my sister is funky about giving out info … she likes to be The Queen Bee and doesn’t handle it well when he wants to talk to me or gives me attention. so i have to pester her to get info but balance that so i don’t tick her off so much she stops telling me anything. wiminz + family drama … gotta love it!!! lol!

    all that to say … thank you for bringing that to my attention. i’ll pay attention to really listening to him when talking with him. if things get bad, with this job of being able to work from home, i can go stay with them for awhile and see what’s really going on. Aspie-Girl is flexible. Oldest would probably come, too, as she also works online from home and goes to online school, so we’re flexible.

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  54. Ame says:

    thank you, Liz! gotta love technology these days! lol! 🙂

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    The marginalization of trans student-athletes is rooted in the same kind of gender discrimination and stereotyping that has held back cisgender women athletes. Transgender girls are often told that they are not girls (and conversely transgender boys are told they are not really boys) based on inaccurate stereotypes about biology, athleticism, and gender. As a result, transgender athletes – particularly Black transgender women – face systemic barriers to participation in athletics and all aspects of public life.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/aclu-stumps-for-the-new-transgender-patriarchy/

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Canadian woman and penis do not belong in the same context. Yaniv is not a woman as he has a penis. This is something that 6 year olds understand but not the editorial team of the largest newspaper in Australia

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2019/07/30/giving-power-to-the-deviants/

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  57. Larry G says:

    Congrats, Ame

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  58. Ame says:

    thank you, Larry! 🙂

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  59. Farm Boy says:

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  60. Farm Boy says:

    I, for once, agree with a Dem Presidential candidate

    Yang began by highlighting a statistic that Joe Biden cited that the U.S. is responsible for only 15% of total global emissions and that even if the U.S. makes drastic changes in climate policy it is not going to do much in the grand scheme of things.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50125/were-too-late-democrat-andrew-yang-takes-climate-ryan-saavedra

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  61. b g says:

    Ame

    Kid, hoping your new job is as wonderful as you wish ;-D

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  62. Ame says:

    Thank you, BG! Me, too 😃

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  63. Cheque d'Out says:

    Congratulations Ame. Best of luck with the job and your Dad

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  64. Cheque d'Out says:

    Bloody hell

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  65. Larry G says:

    Ame, since you will be working from home, make sure you keep accurate records and receipts of any expenses that you have to pay to set up/maintain a home office. If the expenses are not reimbursed you may be able to use as deductions on your taxes.
    Since the rules seem to change every year or two about home office deductions, I have kept all my tax returns and receipts since 1999 in one big box. A pain in the ass granted, but I think is prudent. Good luck on the new job!

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  66. Adam says:

    That population chart shows just how many immigrants Australia is taking in. No other part of the world is even close.

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said at Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate that if she’s elected as president, her first order of business would be to “Clorox the Oval Office.”

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/01/kirsten-gillibrand-says-first-act-as-president-would-be-to-clorox-the-oval-office/

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    This seems to be Ame’s sentiment

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  69. Ame says:

    thank you, Spawny! 🙂

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  70. Ame says:

    thank you, Larry. that’s good advice. since it’s contract, i’ll have to figure out/learn all that stuff.

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  71. Ame says:

    yes, it is, Farm Boy! i love this place … y’all always make me laugh and teach me new things and draw me out of my world for a little while 🙂

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  72. Ame says:

    LOVE that “Liz and Mike” photo! 🙂

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  73. Ame says:

    i haven’t missed a Ton sighting or info, have i?

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  74. Cheque d'Out says:

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  75. Cheque d'Out says:

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  76. Cheque d'Out says:

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  77. Cheque d'Out says:

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  78. Liz says:

    Just made my July goal of running to a fork in the road up this mountain. Woohoo!
    Mike did it with me. He gave me a tip he’s read in a book (by David Goggins “Can’t Hurt Me”) about self-talk and said if you smile when you’re feeling really tired, it actually helps. So that’s my tip…if anyone is interested. It did kind of help. I’m not the sort of person who runs until I vomit (no “eye of the tiger” in me really), it has to be comfortable enough or I stop.
    Next goal is to the top of an overlook…by the end of the month. I’ll stop there. No reason to be a bloody fool about it.

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  79. Larry G says:

    Just for fun…you can simulate wiping out Earth…

    https://www.purdue.edu/impactearth/

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    AOC Rips Dem Candidates Criticizing Green New Deal, Medicare For All: If We Don’t Promise People Free Stuff ‘We’re Not Going to Win’

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/427747-aoc-rips-dem-candidates-criticizing-green-new-deal-medicare-for-all-if-we-dont-promise-people-free-stuff-were-not-going-to-win/

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  81. Larry G says:

    ok, kids…quiz time…true or false?

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    Do Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Like You?

    Beyond the radical agenda, they also share a contempt for many of their fellow citizens

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-elizabeth-warren-and-bernie-sanders-like-you-11564606135

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    Oberlin College attempted to get a stay of execution on the judgment, to prevent Gibson’s from seizing assets, without posting a bond, but the court rejected that. Instead, the court granted a stay of execution of the judgment conditioned on Oberlin College posting a bond in an amount just over $36 million, to secure the judgment plus three years of interest covering the anticipated time period of an appeal.

    Yesterday Oberlin College posted the bond

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/oberlin-college-posts-36-million-bond-to-secure-gibsons-bakery-judgment/

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    The company has since released a “fat acceptance” ad and another that features a father teaching his female-to-male transgender child how to shave. “Whenever, wherever, however it happens – your first shave is special,” reads the caption for the transgender ad, titled “First Shave, the Story of Samson,” posted on Facebook in May. “Growing up, I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I want to become, and I’m still trying to figure out what kind that I want to become,” says trans activist Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. “It’s not just myself transitioning. It’s everyone around me transitioning,” Brown says in the ad

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50122/update-hows-gillette-doing-its-toxic-masculinity-james-barrett

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    Mario Lopez apologized Wednesday after facing public backlash for his comments on The Candace Owens Show, during which he said that children should not be allowed to choose their gender.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/31/mario-lopez-apologizes-kids-transgender/

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—Look out, Beyond Meat — a new competitor has emerged in the market of turning vegetables into a food that tastes just like meat. But while companies like Beyond Meat use laboratories to turn vegetables into something tasty, this new process uses a much more natural method: feeding the vegetables to a cow.

    The startup, which goes by the much simpler brand name of “Meat,” came upon this process after using hundreds of millions of venture capital dollars to research how to turn vegetable products into something delicious that could be used as a burger. “Vegetables are ugly and horrible, and no one likes them,” said Meat researcher Winston Sullivan. “We tried everything to make them edible, but nothing worked — except maybe covering them in ranch dressing. But then we saw this creature, a cow, was eating the vegetables — because it was so dumb and didn’t know any better or something — and somehow afterward it became filled with tasty meat. It was amazing.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/innovative-new-process-converts-vegetables-into-meat-by-feeding-them-to-cows

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  87. Hey, its August 1. Isn’t that the first day of winter in Colorado?

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  88. @FB
    Its funnier because it’s true. Especially the part about ranch dressing.

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  89. Larry G says:

    “Hey, its August 1. Isn’t that the first day of winter in Colorado?”

    Um, not quite KHH. First we have to survive Noah Season before we get to Snow Season. Heard that Noah is almost started (40 days and nights of rain, rain and more fucking rain)

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  90. BuenaVista says:

    Disbelieving that my comments still disappear. You’re saying that you don’t have a “safe list” of contributors, on this platform that doesn’t permit editing or in-thread comments?

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  91. BuenaVista says:

    I do try NOT to talk unless I think someone else might be interested. Being such a thoughtful, brilliant and witty motherfucker, it does take me time to comment. We had in-thread comments and zero auto-deletes, on The Well, before my daughter was born.

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  92. BuenaVista says:

    Ame, my unprofessional suggestions:

    1. Turn the phone on. He’ll revert to his upbeat self talking to his friends.
    2. Get him out of the house. If he’s a get up and go sort, should be easy. Tell him to get in the car and go buy the groceries.
    3. Anything to get his feet moving, and furthering his connection with other people.

    Deep unipolar depression is a bad, bad thing. FMI, William Styron, “Darkness Visible”. It’s bad, bad stuff.

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  93. Larry G says:

    Well damn, I think we have another Presidential candidate in the making…

    “Being such a thoughtful, brilliant and witty motherfucker, it does take me time to comment.”

    aaaand your foreign policy platform is ?

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  94. Cheque d'Out says:

    BV,
    I’ve just checked comments and there are no pending or spammed.

    There’s no explicit ‘this guy is okay’ list that I know of. This is a bog standard wordpress hosted blog, if anyone can tell me if I’ve missed anything, please do

    It occurred to me that if you were an author here, that’s at least an implicit ‘this guy rocks’ signal to wordpress. If you check your email, you should find an invite. Accepting it does not contractually require you to write any posts, but go ahead! make my day.

    Farm Boy should be able to check all of the above and to try anything that you might like to try

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  95. BuenaVista says:

    Thankfully, FB is keeping me up to date on Oberlin, my alma mater, my wife’s, my Dad’s, my daughter’s alma mater as well. I’ll try to post my recent comments on the shitshow if I can do so untrace-ably.

    The $36 million excludes the surety bond premium (which I have read could be as high as 20%, or $7mm; excludes Oberlin’s own legal fees, which are between $5 and $10 mm). Oberlin pleaded poverty during the penalty phase, saying they only had $59mm in liquid assets. The genius president who litigated this, therefore, has already spent $50mm. The bakery (this is entered testimony, i.e., a fact) would have settled for $0.00 and a letter of apology.

    Such is woke America.

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  96. Larry G says:

    After the Demoncunt debates were over last night….

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  97. BuenaVista says:

    Larry, my defense policy is “Do whatever you want. Leave us the fuck alone. We’re re-arming and re-fitting. If some weird black unexplainable shit happens to your critical resources, blame the French, we know nothing. Touch our people, our freighters, our students studying your TOTALLY FABULOUS society and your presidential palace, and the homes of your leadership, will be gravel day one. Your shithole currency will be worth less than zero, because no one will touch it. Your 300,000 spies in USA “grad school” will be sequestered and shipped the fuck out. Suggestion: Africa will have 10 billion illiterate humans within 30 years; please colonize it.”

    My foreign policy is “U B U. We like to sell stuff. Are you in or out?”

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  98. Larry G says:

    I’ll vote for you for $5 and a cold six pack, BV….sound policy…

    Liked by 1 person

  99. BuenaVista says:

    CdO, FB resurrected my post, which I appreciate, but the link flashes mine and then goes to other posts. It doesn’t link to my text. Being an egotistical snooty sort, this is annoying.

    The feature where one could link a post is broken, broadly, on this platform. If I try to jump to a link on the entry page, it flashes the post and then zooms somewhere else. Using Chrome. It didn’t used to do this.

    Admittedly, I’m a piledriving SOB when it comes to bad software, but then that’s how I made a living before I took up my genteel alternatives. I like kittens and deadheading geraniums, this time of year.

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  100. BuenaVista says:

    Hope you like Leinies, Larry. Or Hamms.

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  101. Larry G says:

    we are way the fuck overdue for gratuitous images…let me fix that

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  102. Adam says:

    Nice hawt chicks, Larry.

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  103. I think Larry would enjoy some cream ale from Little Kings or maybe some Genesee pounders.

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  104. Larry G says:

    OMG…Genesee, KHH? I just got done choking down the last cans of some old Narragansett

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  105. Larry G says:

    splitting my time between this pub and another blog, guys…have deployed combat level snark and insult artillery against some totally retarded and uppity feminist bitch…having a fairly good time pissing her/it right off

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  106. Adam says:

    Larry,

    Catallaxy Files?

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  107. Wednesday night was $1 pounders at one of the local college bars back in the 80s. Thing about cream ale, tastes about the same going down and coming back up.

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  108. Larry G says:

    “Thing about cream ale, tastes about the same going down and coming back up.” yup, been there before worshiping at the Porcelain god

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  109. Liz says:

    Um, not quite KHH. First we have to survive Noah Season before we get to Snow Season. Heard that Noah is almost started (40 days and nights of rain, rain and more fucking rain)

    Excellent! I love it! Can’t. Get. Enough. Of. It.
    That reminds me….I need to start stocking up at the liquor store (it’s not exactly next door).
    Of course, other people have the same idea so the place will be crowded but I always like to enter a liquor store looking like I’m in a desperate panic. That way they know I’m serious.
    I’ve noticed people seem to stay out of my way…
    (struth though, the last couple of months have been unbelievable. Like everything I see is a slice of heaven. This place rocks. Not all the time, but a lot of the time).

    BV for president! Um…I’m sure he’d be brilliant at it, but I like him too much to wish something like that on him.

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  110. Cill says:

    “Hey, its August 1. Isn’t that the first day of winter in Colorado?” (KH)

    ‘Tiz the last month of Winter Down Under. Furthermore, it is the 2nd day of August in those parts of the globe that keep up with the times.

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  111. Cill says:

    No offence to you, KH, but facts are facts. 😉

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  112. Cill says:

    In wordpress you can restrict comments to registered users or people who are logged in to WordPress.com. Otherwise you can approve comments but (in this version at least) not commenters as such. I did find a roundabout way of doing it that worked for Tom the Maori (all of whose comments were being rejected) and some others here, but not all. I can’t remember if I’ve already tried it for BV, but I’ll try it again next time I see one of his comments waiting for approval.

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  113. Cheque d'Out says:

    I think the direct link to a comment working for an instant and then moving to an earlier comment is likely down to the server delivering the initial html without including information on the sizes of images. The browser renders the text of the post and comments and sets the user’s view of the specified comment. But as the images are downloaded and the browser shifts stuff around to insert them…the text only estimate of where to place the user’s view turns out to be wrong.

    Either the server should supply image dimensions (so the browser gets it right first time) or the browser should reset its focus point once it has rendered all the images.

    Some guesswork involved there YMMV.

    I reckon that it gets worse as the number of images increases on a post.

    You could experiment to see if direct links to comments work better on early comments than on late ones.

    And whether it’s happening on computers to the same extent as on phones and pads. Perhaps small devices are taking shortcuts?

    I fear that my quota of talking sense may be exhausted for the day. 10pm ain’t bad though.

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  114. Farm Boy says:

    Nowhere is the left more nuts than on climate. Biden, the “reasonable” person on stage, says “no more fossil fuels” in his presidency. Think about this, folks. No oil, gas, coal. No diesel trucks, airplanes, fighter jets, chainsaws. This the America you want? #DemDebate

    — Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) August 1, 2019

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  115. Farm Boy says:

    Gillette is blaming competitors like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s. But when was the last time Dollar Shave Club tried to shame you for being interested in the opposite sex? When did Harry’s ever blame you, personally, for all the world’s sexism and misogyny and other bad things?

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/gillette-loses-billions-by-shaming-men/

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  116. @Cill

    You can’t fool me future man. Microsoft Windows says it’s 8/1/2019 and I know that Bill Gates only has my BEST interests at heart.

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  117. Farm Boy says:

    Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘I Can Talk To Those White Woman Who Voted For Trump And Explain What White Privilege Is’

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/427809-kirsten-gillibrand-i-can-talk-to-those-white-woman-who-voted-for-trump-and-explain-what-white-privilege-is/

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  118. Farm Boy says:

    Brad Pitt had the misfortune of being her co-star and Dunham is making waves all over Twitter for trying to plant an open-mouthed, awkward kiss on him in front of the cameras. Critics are crying foul because of Lena’s public #MeToo consent theology that doesn’t seem to jive with planting kisses on unwilling participants.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/lena-dunham-cant-keep-her-weird-advances-off-brad-pitt-leaving-the-twittersphere-seething-over-consent/

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  119. Ame says:

    BuenaVista
    Ame, my unprofessional suggestions:

    1. Turn the phone on. He’ll revert to his upbeat self talking to his friends.
    2. Get him out of the house. If he’s a get up and go sort, should be easy. Tell him to get in the car and go buy the groceries.
    3. Anything to get his feet moving, and furthering his connection with other people.

    Deep unipolar depression is a bad, bad thing. FMI, William Styron, “Darkness Visible”. It’s bad, bad stuff.

    thank you so much, BV.

    as has been well documented here, ‘experts’ are rarely. therefore your wisdom through real life experience is much appreciated.

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  120. Ame says:

    Cheque d’Out
    The idea that it’s racist to criticise Meghan Markle is ridiculous.

    Spawny – is she a big deal over there? i don’t keep up with celebrity anything, so i rarely (THANKFULLY!!!) hear or read her name 🙂

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  121. Ame says:

    Larry – “which one is dumber”

    lolol!

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  122. Farm Boy says:

    Lena isn’t getting many likes. Not like these women

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  123. Ame says:

    Larry G
    the Demoncunt debates

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Larry wins the prize for making me laugh tonight!!! lol!!!

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  124. Ame says:

    some totally retarded and uppity feminist bitch…having a fairly good time pissing her/it right off

    Larry’s fav sport! lol!

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  125. Ame says:

    BuenaVista
    Larry, my defense policy is “Do whatever you want. Leave us the fuck alone. We’re re-arming and re-fitting. If some weird black unexplainable shit happens to your critical resources, blame the French, we know nothing. Touch our people, our freighters, our students studying your TOTALLY FABULOUS society and your presidential palace, and the homes of your leadership, will be gravel day one. Your shithole currency will be worth less than zero, because no one will touch it. Your 300,000 spies in USA “grad school” will be sequestered and shipped the fuck out. Suggestion: Africa will have 10 billion illiterate humans within 30 years; please colonize it.”

    My foreign policy is “U B U. We like to sell stuff. Are you in or out?”

    got my vote!

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  126. Liz says:

    Gillibrand: “I can talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them … that when their son is walking down a street with a bag of M&M’s in his pocket wearing a hoodie … his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot”

    Not if they jump on a guy with a gun and pound his head into the concrete.
    Have I ever mentioned how much I detest this C U Next Tuesday?

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  127. Liz says:

    Lena should require a license to expose those legs.
    As an entertainer in the freak show at the carnival, after signed disclaimer.
    Otherwise, too disturbing for general public showing.

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  128. Ame says:

    Kentucky Headhunter
    Wednesday night was $1 pounders at one of the local college bars back in the 80s. Thing about cream ale, tastes about the same going down and coming back up.

    oh, gosh!

    these are the stories that kept me away from alcohol!

    the added stories of all the chicks waking up in hotel rooms next to some random guy and not remembering what happened … kept me out of a LOT of bad stuff.

    cause, unlike BV, i have a huge, extreme-on-steroids, phobia to vomiting. every one who has known me for any length of time irl has a story of this on me! lol! i run from even the thought or idea or perceived sound of such. my body goes into extreme-on-steroids anxiety attack mode the nano second it even thinks this is happening or could happen around me!

    my kids don’t even want me around when they’re sick.

    the upside – it kept me out of a LOT of trouble growing up on a beach in florida and in college! lol!

    and it kept me from having full-blown eating disorders.

    so … see … i’m looking on the bright side of life 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  129. Ame says:

    Liz –
    That reminds me….I need to start stocking up at the liquor store (it’s not exactly next door).
    Of course, other people have the same idea so the place will be crowded but I always like to enter a liquor store looking like I’m in a desperate panic. That way they know I’m serious.
    I’ve noticed people seem to stay out of my way…

    LOLOLOL!!!!!!!

    Liz ties Larry for the prize tonight!

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  130. Ame says:

    Farm Boy
    Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘I Can Talk To Those White Woman Who Voted For Trump And Explain What White Privilege Is’

    that gbmt office we were at earlier this week where hardly anyone’s first language was english? we were there for my Oldest to get some things done. they treated her terribly. when we got home and she shared her story with her sister, Aspie-Girl said, “That was racial profiling.”

    it probably was. she’s a beautiful white girl minding her own business. i have no doubt if she were of a different nationality she would have been treated much differently.

    suckish introduction into adult ‘white privalege’

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  131. Farm Boy says:

    Zhu later announced that she was deeply “excited” to serve on the 2020 re-election team. Her hiring comes less than a week after losing her Miss Michigan title for allegedly pushing “offensive, insensitive, and inappropriate content” on her Twitter account.

    “Miss World America’s State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive,” Zhu wrote on Twitter, captioning screenshots. “They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and ‘insensitive’ statistical tweets.”

    “It is honestly sad that the left refers to statistics and facts as racist and insensitive,” she later said. “I am very glad that I now have the opportunity to speak out about the unjust treatment of conservatives.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50163/trump-2020-team-hires-kathy-zhu-after-miss-world-paul-bois

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  132. Liz says:

    Good meme, but…
    If Gillibrand was just some catatonically stupid blonde with a mundane and unimportant day job, I might feel “good”.
    But since this parasite has actual influence in public policy, I only feel bile rising into my mouth.
    Sometimes I think that the process for getting Congresspeople into office should be similar to jury duty. You just get a “tagged, you’re it!” and one has to serve (unless there is some very clear and compelling reason they can’t).
    So…instead of a vote from the public for office, the office would simply be represented by people picked randomly from the public.
    Congress people only work about 3 months a year and the rest of the time they campaign so this would not be a terrible hardship. People would just serve 90 or so days a year for a four year term.
    There are a lot of problems with this idea, but…
    at the end of the day,
    It couldn’t possibly be worse than what we have now. (examples available upon request)

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  133. Farm Boy says:

    Mario Lopez Criticized For Saying It’s ‘Dangerous’ To Let Children Play With Sharp Knives

    https://babylonbee.com/news/mario-lopez-criticized-for-saying-its-dangerous-to-let-children-play-with-sharp-knives

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  134. BuenaVista says:

    A charming 12 minutes with Orson Welles, recounting personal experiences with Hitler (he sat next to him at dinner), Gen. Geo. C. Marshall (he regards him as, perhaps, the finest man he’s known) and Churchill (Churchill helped him raise money for a picture, and was so educated that he recited Welles’ lines to Othello during, and after a Welles performance).

    He’s extremely kind to Marshall.

    After WWII Marshall returned to DC and his home is three blocks from my 1786 small house (since sold). I went through the Marshall house a few times. It is a very modest, square house in what was then an unimportant country town, one county west of DC (35-40 miles). The Marshalls had separate bedrooms, adjoining. There is nothing imperial or grandiose about the Marshall home: it is the home a lawyer or doctor would have built in 1915.

    When I moved back home I found a four-square stucco home built by a doctor in 1916 and I bought it the same day, reflecting explicitly on Marshall’s home place in 1950.

    I know videos are time-consuming but perhaps someone will enjoy this. Orson Welles dwarfs Cavett in the interview and is a marvelous storyteller. I would publish the transcript if I had it.

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  135. Adam says:

    Gonna steal that second young lady for this week’s hawt chicks. She has “nice eyes”.

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  136. Larry G says:

    I bet that 20 years ago Kirsten Gillibrand would have been totally fuckable if she didn’t talk

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  137. Ame says:

    BV – that Orson Welles video is absolutely delightful!

    do you, by any chance, know the date of that recording?

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  138. Ame says:

    nevermind … i clicked on the ‘more’ and it showed “Date aired – 7/27/1970 – Orson Welles”

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  139. BuenaVista says:

    I would say late 60’s early 70’s, Ame.

    Welles fell apart physically in the 70’s but he seems to be on top of things here.

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  140. BuenaVista says:

    Oh, never mind.

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  141. Ame says:

    BV – impressive – you pegged the date perfectly!

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