Happy Talk


When I was a kid, the local news shows on television started transitioning from news to “happy talk”.  They still presented the news, but the point to the program seemed to the banter that the presenters had between themselves.  Since by this time, women were for of the newscast, it was usually banter between the guys and the ladies.

I watched with bemusement.  It seemed so phony.  That, and the banter seemed stupid, even to my less sophisticated child self.  But, from what I could see, it was enormously popular.  Every newscast had it.  It took over more and more of the newscast.  From what I could tell, it was the women who liked it.  Not only did they like it, but they seemed to believe that it wasn’t phony.

So here is the question: am I misreading this?  Did women see that it was all siphoned and suspend their disbelief?  Or did they just eat up because of reasons?

Aren’t women supposed to be good at detecting phoniness in social situations?  What am I missing here?

Posted in FarmBoy, Movie TV Review, Why
100 comments on “Happy Talk
  1. horsemanbombadil says:

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  4. Cill says:

    “Aren’t women supposed to be good at detecting phoniness in social situations?”

    Not that I’ve noticed.

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  5. horsemanbombadil says:

    Much easier on the eyes than Amy Lee and the slight russian accent adds something.

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  6. horsemanbombadil says:

    “I give you all of me, and you give me all of you.”

    Why 31 years ago today two 24 year olds took a chance that paid off.

    (Mrs favorite song)

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  7. Ame says:

    Horseman – Congratulations to you and your Mrs.!

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  8. b g says:

    Horseman

    Congrats, have some two chord Gord for you and her:

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    So which do Canadians like more, Gordon Lightfoot or Anne Murray?

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    Or William Shatner

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    Be like Boris

    In face of hostile MSM interviewers, Trump advocates take control and interrupt their narrative

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/in_face_of_hostile_msm_interviewers_trump_advocates_take_control_and_interrupt_their_narrative.html

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    Not something you see every day

    According to Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines, the vehicle was loading beverages on an outbound flight when a case of water fell on the gas pedal, which sent the cart spinning in reverse.

    https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/viral-video-beverage-cart-goes-crazy-at-ohare-airport

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  13. b g says:

    Personally, I always preferred McKinnon because her songs recognized that, as a scattered few people on an enormous country, most of us would often miss our home and family…and besides her voice is better, I once met her when my room mate wanted to borrow my corduroy suit jacket and $20 to take her out {that was more than a century ago, basically a hundred bucks). The things you remember ;-D

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  14. Cill says:

    Beseeching dog at 5:33 am

    “Not hungry
    Not homeless
    Just want a treat”

    Nah bullshit. I’m fulla your goddamn treats. I just want you to give me some fucking leadership you superior human bastard.

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  15. RichardP says:

    Some Happy Talk for horseman and his lady. Here’s to another 31 years.

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  16. RichardP says:

    Well, that sucks.

    Click on the “Watch on YouTube link – 4th line down from the top.

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    40 minutes to go till Boris’ big test as a leader

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    Boris’ up

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  19. Cheque d'Out says:

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  20. Cheque d'Out says:

    After Boris and #ThighGate we have Sturgeon with

    Salmond (previous SNP leader) has been accused of sexual misconduct.

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  21. Liz says:

    Woke up this morning to a string of texts:
    -(photo of me) This girl is super fun in bed.
    -I must say you are so damn gorgeous
    -I’ve always been into you.
    -Yes, I’ve been drinking. But in vino veritas.

    Some guy named Joe…
    (just kidding it was Mike of course. LOL…not bad for 27 years!)

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  22. Ironhorse says:

    FarmBoy at 5:16 with Shatner: laughing my ass off…

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  23. Liz says:

    Good thing he sent the photo so I could be sure he knew who he was talking to.
    (just kidding, again) 😆

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  24. Cheque d'Out says:

    I can’t stand death metal but I think that it’s a healthy step for Grater Thunderbox

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  25. Stephanie says:

    Love that, Liz!!!!

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  26. @horseman

    Natasha does a nice job, and maybe it’s just I’m used to Amy’s voice, but I prefer it.

    I think Amy is quite attractive is this video, though I’ve seen her in others and she’s much puffier.

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  27. Cheque d'Out says:

    Prince Harry and Princess Sparkles are in the news for threatening to sue the Daily Mail

    Oh dear, this won’t end well for the ‘royals’

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  28. Cheque d'Out says:

    Just thought to check. Thunderbox is slang for an outhouse in Britain and Oz. It’s about the reverberations…I imagine

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  29. Cheque d'Out says:

    Old style divorce? ‘Just light the blue touchpaper’

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    Now ‘survivors’ at Georgia Tech demand Angel Cabrera be fired for supporting Kavanaugh

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/now-survivors-at-georgia-tech-demand-angel-cabrera-be-fired-for-supporting-kavanaugh/

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    A vegan who says she was served a pork sausage roll that she thought was meat-free claims she has been “traumatized for life.”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/now-survivors-at-georgia-tech-demand-angel-cabrera-be-fired-for-supporting-kavanaugh/

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull told the BBC she paid £700 to have “woman, wʊmən, noun, adult human female” put up.

    But it was removed after an LGBT activist complained Ms Keen-Minshull’s campaign represented a “hate group”.

    Ms Keen-Minshull denied the allegation, but said the idea that trans women were women was “preposterous”.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45650462

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  33. Cheque d'Out says:

    “A vegan who says she was served a pork sausage roll that she thought was meat-free claims she has been “traumatized for life.””

    Surely as soon as it hit her tongue (before she chewed, let alone swallowed) she realised that it couldn’t be vegan because it ha a taste to it?

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  34. Liz says:

    Love that, Liz!!!!

    thanks Stephanie…
    Far better than a “you bitch you ruined my life” drunk text. 😆
    I spoke with him this morning, he is feeling fine.
    No hangover, so he wasn’t too bad off.
    He doesn’t drink much these days.

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  35. Cheque d'Out says:

    Britain’s Q speaks (for what you think it’s worth)

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  36. Liz says:

    The GT for Survivors group has been vocal against Carbera’s hire for months, but the recently revived allegations against Kavanaugh highlighted in a new book prompted its members to reignite their agitation, despite the fact that the claims have been denied by Kavanaugh’s alleged victim.

    Not only does this group contain no “survivors” of anything more than…at the very worst….being without hot water for one hour in their lifetime, they can’t know a single real survivor either. They live and rely (and lie) completely in a safety bubble.

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  37. Cheque d'Out says:

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  38. Yoda says:

    But talking cats have we do

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  39. Cheque d'Out says:

    This should have the remoaniac Quislings reeeeeeeeeing. See Political Pig’s schedule (above) to see why

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    .@HillaryClinton says the gutsiest decision she ever made in her personal life was to stay in her marriage.

    “Personally, make the decision to stay in my marriage. Publicly, politically, run for president.

    — Good Morning America (@GMA) October 1, 2019

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    I dunno, there was the deal with the devil, all of the suicides…

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  42. I think the first couple of suicides are maybe the toughest, and then it’s just like pushing a button, especially since they hire out the details.

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  43. Liz says:

    I envision these “suicides” going a bit like this:

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  44. Cheque d'Out says:

    Finally some fallout from Tommy’s DocuDrama…the alleged ‘journalist’ who targeted him just left the BBC!
    https://www.tr.news/john-sweeney-leaves-the-bbc-after-17-years-service/

    Sad day for bent journalism in the ABBC. LOL

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

    Sounds like Nigel’s ego has fucked up his new party. The Brexit Party is no more, as far as I’m concerned, if this is true. David Vance has a decent track record on twitter IMHO. And other details mentioned in this recording are true, this has substance

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  46. Ame says:

    Liz
    Woke up this morning to a string of texts:
    -(photo of me) This girl is super fun in bed.
    -I must say you are so damn gorgeous
    -I’ve always been into you.
    -Yes, I’ve been drinking. But in vino veritas.

    Some guy named Joe…
    (just kidding it was Mike of course. LOL…not bad for 27 years!)

    LOVE!!!

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  47. BuenaVista says:

    Happy for you, Liz. Of course, I’ll only believe you if you post the nude. This blog needs more nudes. Enough with the chaste eastern Euro girls.

    My wife took pictures of me in the buff in a chateau in France, once, where we were touring. We would go to France twice a year to see family, and I’d drive us around the provinces practicing my schoolboy French. She was pregnant with our first child, which we knew, so this was a very, very special trip. We were both 31 and we knew the winds, the seasons, were about to change. And they did.

    This was before digital, so she had to develop the pics and receive back the little paper 4×5 pics. I took the most beautiful picture of her standing in front of Chenonceau in her first designer winter coat (we were off-season and we’d purchased her first fancy winter coat). The ground was white with frost. Because she took all — 100% — of our family pictures in the divorce, by court order, I lack the ability to show you how wonderful that was.

    After the divorce, when I was collecting my children for my allotted by court order 36 hours every two weeks of family time, I had to chase one who was playing hide and seek in her mom’s bedroom. Her dresser had one of the chateau skin snaps sitting straight up. It was the only pic on her dresser. There was BV in all of his virile, hirsute glory. Eh — she divorced me, and she was the one who ran around. I’d have preferred that she put it on the dresser while we were married. People are strange, as noted American philosopher Jim Morrison notes.

    So I’m happy for you, Lizzie. It doesn’t matter at all if he was drunk, which I doubt he was, and the gesture is not diminished in any case.

    Chenonceau: I’d try to post a photo but I’d just be wasting your time.

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  48. horsemanbombadil says:

    Shatners rocket man is my all time go to after a hard day.

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  49. Ame says:

    Because she took all — 100% — of our family pictures in the divorce, by court order,

    so cruel. just … mean.

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  50. RichardP says:

    Chateau-de-Chenonceau:

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  51. Ame says:

    my first Husband and i took a trip right after we found out we were pregnant with one of our babies … i remember that being a very special trip … and ordering room service in the middle of the night b/c i was *starving*! lol!

    but … that Chateau-de-Chenonceau … W.O.W! that must have been amazing, BV!

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  52. Ame says:

    iirc … we flew SWA to San Antonio 🙂

    i remember sitting in the front where seats were facing each other and having a delightful conversation with those around us about pregnancy and babies and children 🙂

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  53. Ame says:

    most of it flew over my head … but i miss Larry’s posts on guns 😦

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    I liked his Chix Pix posts better

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    It’s the rest of the stuff we don’t like — although when we point this out we are invariably accused of racism. No, what Meghan has done is drag with her, across the Atlantic, a garbage truck full of the most emetic US wokeness and deposited it on our front lawns. She has brought with her the infantile identity politics of Hollywood and US campuses, with all its non sequiturs, its bizarre obsessions, its mutual contradictions and its self-evident hypocrisies

    https://spectator.us/please-america-take-meghan-markle-back/

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—A new app called HateFynd promises to help you find someone to commit a fake hate crime against you.

    The app will allow you to browse a list of oppressors-for-hire who will leave a hateful racist note on your car, beat you senseless while wearing pro-Trump clothing, or a more classic hate crime like typing a racist name on a fake Starbucks cup.

    “The problem right now is that demand for oppression far exceeds the supply,” said app developer Signey Boffet. “Our app helps connect potential oppressors with their victims, so that you can post on social media that you were assaulted and get a lot of publicity.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/new-app-helps-you-find-someone-to-commit-a-hate-crime-against-you

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  57. RichardP says:

    Genesis 1:27 says So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    Except that he didn’t.

    He created the person we call Adam, and gave Adam a specific set of chromosomes. Then he created the person we call Eve and gave Eve a specific set of chromosomes. And Eve’s set of chromosomes were different from Adams – such that everyone born with Adam’s set of chromosomes tended to physically look like Adam. And everyone born with Eve’s set of chromosomes tended to physically look like Eve.

    So that verse is more correct when it says So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; Chromosome Set 1 and Chromosome Set 2 created he them.

    Now we are getting somewhere.

    It was humankind who recognized the physical differences between Adam and Eve and began to refer to Adam’s unique chromosome set as Abbott and Eve’s unique chromosome set as Costello. Because, when humankind labels things, and all agree on those labels, it makes it easier to talk about those things. And at some point, humankind decided that using Abbott and Costello as descriptors for those with certain Chromosome sets was too unwieldy – and so they began using the term male in place of Abbott and female in place of Costello. But those who made this change in use of descriptors agreed that they could always change to yet other descriptors if the use of “male” and “female” proved to be too unwieldy. Because everyone knew that the words didn’t really matter – so long as everybody agreed about that. What mattered was the thing the descriptors were pointing to.
    —–

    So – out of all that, I come to wonder how any given descriptor came to be attached to any given entity. Why do we call the cute little kitty “kitty” instead of “bulldozer”. Who are the word wizards through history that could compel speech by naming things and insisting that we use that name for that object? I know we need to have descriptors attached to things, because that makes it easier for everyone to know what we are talking about. But who decided what those descriptor names should be and what entities or objects they would be attached to? This is not an idle question, because clearly societies have agreed that certain descriptors refer to certain entities or objects, and everybody cooperates by using them properly.

    Probably because communication is possible only when people share a common frame of reference. That is, communication is possible only when the speaker and the listener share a common set of words and agree on the meaning of those words.
    —–

    So – we come to Dr David Mackereth, from Dudley, West Midlands, UK. Who has just discovered that the state has the right to compel him to speak certain words. Who has been told that his religion is a protected class, but his right to live by what that religion teaches is not a protected class. Who has just had his government tell him that [the] “biblical view of what it is to be male and female [is] incompatible with human dignity”.

    Of course, one can make the case that Dr. David Mackereth brought this on himself – by not having a meaningful understanding that the issue involved two different states of being, and that each distinct state of being has a unique descriptor. To wit, Dr. Mackereth declared that he believes God assigns gender at birth. That is wrong on two counts: God assigns sex and; that assignment happens at the moment of conception, not birth (simple version).

    This is why I keep emphasizing my point, as it’s use would eliminate a lot of this kind of confusion – which I think is only going to get worse over time.

    Sex – male & female & indeterminate – what your chromosomes say you are.
    Gender – man & woman, boy & girl – how you intentionally present yourself to the world.

    Dr. Mackereth’s case revolved around accepting the person as they wish to present themselves to the world. Gender. He confused that with sex. To use his example – if a six-foot bearded entity wishes for you to refer to them as “she” – what’s the harm? It is referring to how this entity wants to present themself to the world. If a biological male wants you to pronounce that they are, fact, female, that is an entirely different issue. By reading through the tribunal findings (linked to in the article at the link below; 6th paragraph), it is obvious that Dr. Mackereth saw no distinction between gender and sex – as evidenced by his belief that God assigns gender at birth (I read through 20 pages or so at that link and skimmed the rest). Which is unfortunate, because he based his belief on the verse that says God created them male and female. Those are sex terms, not gender terms. If he understood that distinction, perhaps he would not have found the requirements of his workplace to be so onerous.

    But then – that sidesteps the real issue here: from where does the authority to compel speech in Great Britain come? Same question for the U.S. and the rest of the world. If we as a community do not agree on a set of words, and their definitions, communication is going to become impossible. Perhaps that is the point of all of this.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-49904997

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  58. Cheque d'Out says:

    The Spirit of Maggie endures

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:

    Never caught the words before

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  60. Liz says:

    Thanks, BV. I do feel very fortunate and blessed. I’m not sure why I am so lucky (knock on wood). We’ve had a lot of storms (though few compared to most people I’m sure), I’m grateful we were able to get through them.
    It’s a very good time in our life at the moment, with the boys pretty self-sufficient, post (military) retirement.
    🙂

    Side note: I sure would have loved to experience Europe with Mike BC (before children).
    We’re thinking of taking them to Italy next summer…not sure yet. It has been a while, and I need to brush up on my Italian bigly. They’re old enough to appreciate it now.

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  61. Liz says:

    Liz rant:
    “I’m as red pill as they come” (and versions thereof).
    What does the above even mean?
    There’s no definitive bylaw for what defines “red pill”. We all see things from our own unique perspective.
    From my perspective, I believe in what works. As measured by results.
    But, heh, I could be wrong…or my “measurement” might be right for me but not for someone else.

    Long time ago, Mike went to Weapons’ school, which is the USAF’s topgun. They call the graduates “patch wearers” because they get a patch and this singles them out as being particular experts in the field. People come to them with questions. And Mike was the distinguished graduate of the class, so presumably he would know more than anyone…and in fact the instructors at the time told him “this is the best you will ever be, the most you will ever know”. Well…there’s a sort of arrogance that comes with that. The ego gets in the way of asking questions and if he’d taken that message to heart he would have never gotten better. But he didn’t. He kept asking questions. Eventually most of what he had believed to be “sacred cows” that he was sure he knew the answer to…he’d either changed his mind on, or wasn’t as sure anymore. When people come to him with questions, he seldom offers a definitive answer anymore…he just offers different examples in order for them to make educated judgement calls. Few others seem to do this because their ego has led them to believe they have all the answers.
    To summarize: red pill ideology in general is starting to remind me of this.

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  62. Farm Boy says:


    Washington state lawmakers overturned a 20-year-old ban on affirmative action in higher education earlier this year. Voters will get a chance to overturn their decision at the ballot box this fall, thanks to the efforts of a successful referendum campaign

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/lawmakers-approved-race-preferences-in-college-admissions-after-voters-rejected-it-voters-fought-back/

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib told Detroit police Chief James Craig he should employ only black people on the department’s facial recognition team because “non-African Americans think African-Americans all look the same.”

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/10/01/tlaib-use-only-blacks-detroits-facial-recognition-analysts/3830360002/

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    The U.S. plans to swiftly impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in aircraft, food products and other goods from the European Union after the World Trade Organization authorized the levies Wednesday, citing the EU’s subsidies to Airbus

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-can-levy-tariffs-on-eu-exports-over-airbus-wto-says-11570025040

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she “probably came off as too serious” during the 2016 election.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/02/hillary-election-serious-person-2016/

    I dunno, suicides are serious business

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  66. Farm Boy says:

    There are the revelations in recent California court hearings, of sworn testimony from abortion industry employees that they deliver babies live in order to cut out their beating hearts for “scientific research.” And then a dramatic article appeared recently at Vice.com with this actual title: “I Learned How to Do an Abortion on a Papaya.” It poses as a serious essay.

    Zoey Thill, a New York City abortionist, holds regular classes for anyone who wants to play at sucking a growing child, limb from limb, out of a warm, safe, nurturing womb. She does so with a papaya. It’s presented as a super casual, fun way to spend an evening with like-minded friends. The author of the story learned about it on Facebook.

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/02/abortion-supporters-wish-rape-on-pro-lifers-cut-out-beating-hearts-practice-on-papayas/

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has pledged to spend up to $1 billion over the next 10 years to promote gender equality.

    “Here’s what keeps me up at night: I imagine waking up one morning to find that the country has moved on,” she says. “That the media has stopped reporting on systemic inequalities. That diversity remains something companies talk about instead of prioritizing. That all of this energy and attention has amounted to a temporary swell instead of a sea change.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/melinda-gates-pledges-1-billion-to-promote-female-empowerment-over-the-next-decade

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    Not only does the Left ignore these questions; their agenda is actively hostile to a more stable, happy country. As it is, the Democrats (excepting perhaps Elizabeth Warren) have shown little concern for protecting jobs from overseas competition. Worse, though, is their unwavering commitment to importing millions, even billions, of laborers from abroad. The Democrats see absolutely no tension between open borders and building a robust middle class.

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/01/democrats-have-given-up-on-the-common-good/

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  69. Ame says:

    Liz –
    But he didn’t. He kept asking questions.

    that’s why he remained ‘the best.’

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  70. Liz says:

    https://people.com/crime/michelle-carter-will-get-out-of-jail-early-despite-losing-parole-bid-in-suicide-by-text-case/

    A person like this should never be released back into the world. But at the very least, she should have to get a tattoo on her forehead with the word, “psychopath”

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  71. Cheque d'Out says:

    How modern does this look?

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  72. Ame says:

    Liz –
    should have to get a tattoo on her forehead with the word, “psychopath”

    of course … if all those who earned this rite acquired such a mark, it might then become either a rallying cry or so common as to be ineffective 😉

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  73. The Difference Between a Psychopath and Sociopath
    While the traits of each may seem similar, it is thought that sociopaths have a less severe form of lack of empathy and lack of guilt. It is thought that sociopaths may be able to form some deep bonds (such as, possibly, with family) while a psychopath cannot (Can Psychopaths Love, Cry and Experience Joy?). Moreover, while a sociopath would feel no guilt about hurting a stranger, they may feel guilt and remorse over hurting someone with which they share a bond. Additionally, it appears that some of the very antisocial behavior in sociopaths lessens over time while this cannot be said of psychopaths (How To Recognize and Identify Psychopathic Behavior). Psychopaths appear to have no concern whatsoever of the consequences, while a sociopath may learn to avoid consequences over time by reducing antisocial behavior.

    Finally, the presentation of one with psychopathy or sociopathy differs. According to Kelly McAleer, Psy.D,

    “The psychopath is callous, yet charming. He or she will con and manipulate others with charisma and intimidation and can effectively mimic feelings to present as “normal” to society. The psychopath is organized in their criminal thinking and behavior, and can maintain good emotional and physical control, displaying little to no emotional or autonomic arousal, even under situations that most would find threatening or horrifying. The psychopath is keenly aware that what he or she is doing is wrong, but does not care.

    “Conversely, the sociopath is less organized in his or her demeanor; he or she might be nervous, easily agitated, and quick to display anger. A sociopath is more likely to spontaneously act out in inappropriate ways without thinking through the consequences. Compared to the psychopath, the sociopath will not be able to move through society committing callous crimes as easily, as they can form attachments and often have ‘normal temperaments.’ . . .”

    Both psychopaths and sociopaths are capable of committing horrific crimes, but a sociopath is less likely to commit them against those with whom there is a bond.

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  74. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if Hillary will run…

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    Last month, President Trump warned of a potential violation notice, saying the city was allowing needles and human waste to go through storm drains to the ocean — an allegation denied by city officials.

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler also sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter last week alleging waste left by the homeless in San Francisco and other cities was being improperly handled.

    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california/EPA-Issues-Violation-Notice-to-San-Francisco-562026671.html

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    It turns out that “Star Wars” has already broken the LGBT glass ceiling with the children’s TV show, “Star Wars Resistance.”

    Speaking on the Monday episode of the podcast “Coffee With Kenobi,” the show’s executive producer Justin Ridge said the two characters Flix and Orka are indeed queer lovers.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/producer-confirms-these-two-star-wars-resistance-characters-are-gay

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    “I SAID THAT WILL BE ALL,” Clinton shouted, staring ice daggers into the poor aide’s soul.

    The staffer has committed suicide by running herself over with an SUV and then backing over herself several times.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/staffer-gently-informs-hillary-clinton-she-lost-election-three-years-ago

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    Colleges Create AI to Identify ‘Hate Speech’ – Turns Out Minorities Are the Worst Offenders

    https://pluralist.com/ai-censorship-cornell-study/

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  79. So, dems is da real raciss after all?

    Also, colleges are taking it on themselves to police public social media platforms?

    Can I just walk down to the U and start poking through the dean’s checkbook register and credit card bill?

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  80. BuenaVista says:

    “To summarize: red pill ideology in general is starting to remind me of this.”

    My current take is that it begins to fail — as most belief systems do — when it becomes ideology. It’s a way of seeing, a get-out-of-jail card perhaps, It’s a road, not a destination, to be a pop Buddhist. As a test, it’s not a P/F or multiple choice; it’s essay questions only.

    I have the same frustration with many Christians. I see enormous complexity and contradiction in Scripture, which often inspires my most compelling beliefs. But saying so is a good way to get yelled at in Sunday School.

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  81. BuenaVista says:

    Well, I just finished with “Joker” and I don’t recommend it to anyone who’s ever lived with the severely mentally ill. At one point I took a five minute break.

    I think I was this shocked when I first saw “A Clockwork Orange”.

    Anyway, there’s a very strong political slant. I’ll not spoil it but I’m sure you know that the picture’s dystopia, and the alienation of the protagonist, are portrayed as a function of a patronizing, financially remote, elite.

    So I wish there had been some self-absorbed billionaire like Melinda Gates, in the movie, promising to spend a couple of points of her annual capital accumulation to protect us all from “gender discrimination” because she’s so fucking wonderful and only wants to help the little people of the world overcome prejudice.

    ***

    I think the movie (“Joker”) is brilliant but it’s going into the hidden column in my night-time spreadsheet. (I play thought and memory games to get to sleep.) Joaquin Phoenix is incredible, dreadful, dread-inducing: like crazy people are. That column in the spreadsheet is labelled “Things Not to Think About”. Maybe read a couple of reviews before you drop money on it.

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  82. Ame says:

    BV – thanks for the info on Joker … i think i’ll skip. perhaps someday see it on tv – it’s easier to watch that kinda stuff when i can take breaks.

    i had been wondering about this movie.

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  83. Ame says:

    oh, gosh … i’m so tired of hilz … i really hope she doesn’t run.

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    “Lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals,” the judges wrote. “In our judgment, refusing to refer to a transgender person by his/her/their birth sex, or relevant pronouns, titles or styles would constitute unlawful discrimination or harassment.”

    https://pjmedia.com/faith/lack-of-belief-in-transgenderism-is-incompatible-with-human-dignity-uk-court-says/

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    Woman at @AOC town hall in NY says her Green New Deal doesn’t go far enough and says that it is time for humans to “eat the babies,” because there is too much CO2 and too many people.

    — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 4, 2019

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    Virtue Signal: The Game of Social Justice is a card game parody of social justice activism.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/williamdalebout/virtue-signal-the-game-of-social-justice

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