Not A Good Look


I have known lots of devout Christian ladies, mostly older women from my youth.  They  were/are very different from the modern secular feminist type women.  This is naturally enough true.  But what is the difference that has the largest impact, one that affects everything else?

From my perceptions, it is humility.  Real Christian ladies are humble, they understand their failings.  The bible states that all are fallen, and prescribes certain attitudes and behaviors (in general and for each sex) to compensate for such.  What why were, and how they should act greatly affected their lives, often manifesting itself in not doing behavior that they would regret later.

Let us now consider the secular/feminist perspective.  First of all, there is no humility.  As such, one might as well throw caution to the wind.  They are smart, awesome and the like.  All of their behaviors are great.  One might quickly guess where such thoughts lead, but apparently many people who tell us that they are smart can not.  Short answer — overconfidence almost always leads to bad outcomes.

Exit question — are women especially prone to these problems?  If so, why?

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167 comments on “Not A Good Look
  1. LarryG says:

    going to do something I rarely do (like maybe once every two or three years if that much), going to ask for knowledgeable advice…

    After a satisfactory time at the range placing .357 magnum sized holes in a target, I decided to give the pistol a good cleaning today..Last week I ordered some factory standard recoil springs (22 pounds for the Coonan) to change out while I had the pistol field stripped. Bought the springs from Wolff Springs. Two things I want some advice on. The new recoil spring is clearly an inch longer than the one in the pistol and MUCH stiffer (which I did expect). WTF is with the short spring though? My only guess is some dummy clipped an inch off it, but why would someone do that? Second thing..the new recoil spring from Wolff also included a new firing pin spring…oookay, so I change out the recoil every 4000 rounds, am I missing something and need to be changing out the firing pin spring too at the same time?

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  2. Sharkly says:

    Somebody needs to pull the rug out from under these women’s misbegotten pride, and remind them why they are commanded by God to adorn themselves with shamefacedness.

    OK, I admit, I enjoy doing that regularly at my blog. LOL Here’s the most recent bitch-slap.
    https://laf443259520.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/women-the-moral-weak-link/

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  3. Ame says:

    women are prone to wanting what they cannot have … thinking that what they cannot have is *always* better and that having what they cannot have will make them better.

    goes back to Eve … who wanted what she was forbidden b/c she believed it would make her better.

    wonder how many times she wished she could have a re-do on that day!

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  4. Ame says:

    Sharkly
    1h ago
    Somebody needs to pull the rug out from under these women’s misbegotten pride

    well … if it doesn’t happen in this life, it certainly will in the next!

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  5. Ame says:

    always love when Larry comments more 🙂

    i know nothing about guns … except that you put ammo in them, and they go bang. but i like reading what y’all write about them 🙂

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  6. Farm Boy says:


    women are prone to wanting what they cannot have … thinking that what they cannot have is *always* better and that having what they cannot have will make them better.

    Why is that?

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  7. Cill says:

    According to Hoyle, tens of thousands of years ago it advanced the survival of the species.

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  8. Jack says:

    It’s the idolatry of discontentedness.

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  9. RichardP says:

    Observable truth: Women like to go shopping … even if they are looking at things they cannot afford to buy.

    Why?

    Cill says that, according to Hoyle, ages ago it advanced the survival of the species.

    Women have children who need things in order to survive and thrive.

    Mothers look around at what is havable (the stuff they look at that they can’t afford).

    Then they look around to see who might be around that could get the havable stuff for them that there spouse cannot afford. Branch swing.

    It’s for the children, you know.

    It is part of the instruction set in female genes.

    Does putting on a dress and makeup give males the same skill at doing this as female genes give them – regardless of what the females have on?

    Things to think about while waiting for the Seahawks to lose.

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  10. RichardP says:

    As the losing gets closer, I look at what I posted above and wonder: if that is true, how do we ever get pastors wives – they who are content with little by way of material goods for their children.. (Keeping in mind that only a few pastors lead mega-churches. Most churches are far less wealthy.) Maybe the spiritual wealth compensates. (Are there really women for whom that is true? I keep thinking of Kipling’s poem “The Female of the Species”, about females having no patience for the males’ God of abstract justice.)

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:

    Not a small problem…

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  12. Cheque d'Out says:

    Birth of ‘Raspberrying’. An early technique to kill U-Boats attacking convoys.

    Most interesting video. Describes a number of scenarios.

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  13. Liz says:

    As the losing gets closer, I look at what I posted above and wonder: if that is true, how do we ever get pastors wives – they who are content with little by way of material goods for their children.. (Keeping in mind that only a few pastors lead mega-churches. Most churches are far less wealthy.) Maybe the spiritual wealth compensates.

    Think you might have an inflated idea of the importance of money. Yes, it’s important. It’s not everything (no, not even to women who aren’t pastors wives).

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  14. https://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2020/01/boeing-boeing-gone.html

    And then there’s diversity. “Boeing has made diversity and inclusion a strategic priority — and external validators have taken notice. On May 7, it was announced that Boeing ranked 32nd out of more than 1,800 companies that participated in DiversityInc’s 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey — moving up 17 spots from No. 49 last year. Boeing also was ranked No. 2 among the top companies for veterans, No. 9 on the list of top companies for people with disabilities, and No. 10 on the list of top companies for mentoring and sponsorship.” (‘Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers’).

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  15. if that is true, how do we ever get pastors wives – they who are content with little by way of material goods for their children..

    That population is so small as to be worthless as an example. There are more four leaf clovers in your yard right now.

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  16. BuenaVista says:

    Until recently, a man’s role within the socio-sexual matrix was straightforward: Protect and provide for a female. From these qualities (and their attendant bougeois behaviors — sobriety, honesty, kindness, respect, fidelity, the ability to work like a farm animal for 50-60 years) civilization was possible.

    Humility is not an optional attribute within a “bourgeois virtues” context. That’s because humility’s father, failure, is omnipresent, and not just in a theological sense. Life is like baseball: you’re going to make outs, and whiff more than you hit. Arguably baseball is the most obvious of our games for enforcing the rules of failure. One could go on, though, for each game that absorbs the popular imagination.

    In the current You-Go-Gurrrl culture, there is no failure admitted. All women are strong, beautiful and above average. Further, men have a new responsibility: Make women successful. If men don’t make women successful, however defined, if men don’t make them immune to failure, by definition they are oppressive and hostile (because the natural state of women today is to be totally awesome, and anything less comprises grievous injury).

    Obviously, the irony is that men are STILL supposed to protect and provide, and be all the other virtues that sufficed in relationships until recently. The trick is to remember that this may never be mentioned publicly, but we know it’s true because in survey after survey, women complain of a marriage strike by “suitable” men. This is code for, “I may be a Harvard MBA making a seven-figure W-2, but I am only marrying someone who is my social and professional (and likely physical) superior. I have NO INTEREST in a relationship founded on a feminist, social equity basis. Where have all the good men gone?” So we’re back to Rollo’s key concept of females keeping two sets of books. One set describes society organizing itself for feminine primary agency; this project is largely complete. Another set is the dusty old conventional accounting for women as a weaker, more vulnerable set who must be cared for, sacrificed for, patronized.

    Where it gets hinky is when the women cycle between both social realities day-to-day. As in, your Harvard MBA, after five years of working like a farm animal shoulder to shoulder with men, men who know they’re going to be in harness for 50 years, explode in frustration at not being retired-with-children (they all retire by 40). The conflation of the two social roles is unstable and violent. Why don’t men understand how hard it is to be a woman in a sexist culture where female success defines incompatible objectives? This is just another example of male inadequacy, the impossibility of men understanding how important it is to nurture female success and special specialness.

    ***

    Lately there’s been a lot of social media about yet another movie of “Little Women”. Woke professional women have been shaming men for having zero interest in the movie, while they brag on their nine year-old boys who were forced to go by Mom and “really, really liked it. There’s hope for these toxic dreary men yet!”

    Now we’re drafting nine year-old boys to inflate mothers’ pretensions, as five year-old boys are dressed up in tutus, “because Johnny thinks he’s really a girl.”

    Here’s another take:

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
    http://www.loyalbooks.com/

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  18. BuenaVista says:

    Here are the most-sold books of the 10’s. Notice any paens to humility? How about “Billionaire creates epic life for unrecognized special woman who just needed a little support to self-actualize, take flight (and have lots of O’s).”

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  19. BuenaVista says:

    The giants of American late modernist fiction probably could not even give a reading at your average university today. (I don’t think they would be published at all.)

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  20. Ame says:

    Richard … i seem to have a lot of Green Bay fans on facebook, and one put up a meme last night … but since i can’t figure out how to get the pic here, i emailed it to you 🙂

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  21. Thanks for the book link, CdO!

    I have a credit for a free Audible audio book, anyone have recommendation?

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  22. Further, men have a new responsibility: Make women successful. If men don’t make women successful, however defined, if men don’t make them immune to failure, by definition they are oppressive and hostile (because the natural state of women today is to be totally awesome, and anything less comprises grievous injury).

    Yes, the system now is that it is a criminal act to allow a women to fail at anything.

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  23. Ame says:

    RichardP
    5h ago
    Observable truth: Women like to go shopping … even if they are looking at things they cannot afford to buy.

    actually … i hate shopping! my girls hate shopping! lol!

    learn to enjoy things without owning them … learn to be content with what you have. granted, that can be more challenging with social media as everyone likes to brag about all the good things, but either master the skill or stay off social media.

    btw – while neither of my girls have any social media accounts, we live close to an area (within our school district zone) where people have a lot of money … so there are a LOT of very nice cars. my girls often say that they like living here so they get to see these cars and enjoy them without owning them … they’ve learned the art of appreciating something without owning it.

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  24. Ame says:

    Farm Boy
    9h ago

    women are prone to wanting what they cannot have … thinking that what they cannot have is *always* better and that having what they cannot have will make them better.

    Why is that?

    FB – i’d say, by looking at it from the beginning with Eve, it’s the nature of females … something we have to master and manage.

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  25. Liz says:

    I hate shopping too Ame.

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  26. BuenaVista says:

    Failure and its prom date, humility, are injustice to this arbiter of the feminist present. Note the dogpile of outrage in the thread. The outrage, the “screaming” (one of them helpfully explains that she is screaming because the nobody director isn’t celebrated yet), is brave, bold and beautiful.

    In contrast, and for context, note that De Niro was the only principal not nominated for a Golden Globe for “The Irishman”; he attended, despite the embarrassment and was gracious. Scorsese was nominated but didn’t win; he attended and was gracious.

    Scorsese didn’t win a Golden Globe until 2002; i.e., he built a monumental body of work, changed American movies, and “failed” for thirty years.

    Scorsese didn’t win an Oscar until 2007; i.e., he “failed” for 35 years. (He has the second-highest number of Oscar nominations for directing in movie history. He’s 1 for 8 — if you go 1 for 8 in baseball, you will be on the bench soon and out of the game a bit later.)

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  27. BuenaVista says:

    Incidentally, neither De Niro (obviously) and Scorsese (he is majorly twisted, but more discrete) are awful people in real life. But professionalism requires one to suck it up and praise one’s competitors, the opponents who get the prize. This is not a world that’s good enough for Devers.

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  28. BuenaVista says:

    Jeez louise. “Discreet.”

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  29. Liz says:

    I think some female “comedians” feign humility in their humor. For example, Amy Schumer made fun of her obesity and sexual history.
    It was funny as long as no one else mentioned her obesity and sexual history.

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  30. BuenaVista says:

    Interestingly, engineer/test pilots Armstrong and Crossfield (antithesis in personality and skill sets to Chuck Yeager) were required to revert to stick-and-rudder airmanship to get their flying stovepipe back on the ground as a glider.

    The narrator, Manley, would be a lot easier to understand if he would explore the use of consonants.

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  31. Deniro comes across as an idiot with full blown TDS.

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  32. BuenaVista says:

    I think the faux humility is akin to tithing by non-believers. That is, as Lizzie notes, they really don’t think fatness and STDs are funny, but they are pretending to think like “regular folks”. Of course, they don’t know any normals, but they do know normals are obsessed with their being fat and promiscuous, so Hahaha! They are tithing to stay in good graces with the great unwashed, whom they actually despise.

    We see this a lot in politics today with The Trumpster. It’s dawning on a lot of his deranged opponents that he keeps getting things done that are good for the country and the world. But they can’t say, “Gosh, I misread this guy.” No. They window-dress commentary with, “Far be it from me to credit the aberrant, disgusting Trump, BUT … and then their analysis of his success begins. They are tithing to their social and political tribe, walking the tightrope between professional acuity on the one side, and mandatory hate on the other.

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  33. Amy Schumer’s greatest achievement so far is that she single-handedly caused Netflix to junk their own ratings system.

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  34. BuenaVista says:

    Agreed, KHH. It’s made it hard for me to enjoy his work (in the great movies before he put it on autopilot to maximize income).

    He’s a clown in many ways, and I really don’t want to know, or count the ways. He bought a friend’s apartment, and promptly got drunk and set it on fire, within months of moving in. I mean, it had to be gutted and rebuilt. He’s a dope.

    But my point was that he maintained a more professional mien, and always has, wrt the failure constant that is awards season. (Hollywood is notoriously unkind to NYC directors and actors, but that’s another thread.) I’m contrasting that with the outrage monkeys who are shrieking that a female director was nominated for the eighth remake of the same story.

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  35. @ BV

    I guess I just don’t care about the social niceties among the Hollywood pervert crowd.

    In other news 2020 is starting to look like it will be the worst year for movies in a long time:

    https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/like-a-boss-female-empowerment/

    I don’t know how they could possibly follow up the incredibly popular and successful Joker with this tone-deaf Birds of Prey poop-fest, but they did. They should of just canned it. The actresses have all been paid, so just count your money and shut-up, bitches.

    Seems like DC just doesn’t have any big picture people there to oversee what the people given charge of million dollar budgets are actually doing. Or they don’t care until it’s too late.

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  36. Ame says:

    Ame
    1h ago
    Farm Boy
    9h ago

    women are prone to wanting what they cannot have … thinking that what they cannot have is *always* better and that having what they cannot have will make them better.

    Why is that?

    FB – i’d say, by looking at it from the beginning with Eve, it’s the nature of females … something we have to master and manage.

    i think that when it comes to men understanding the nature of women … it’s about as likely to happen as women understanding why men like boobs, or butts, or legs, or long hair (but not looong hair, right Liz! 😉 ).

    we can *know* these things are true … but i will never understand the attraction of boobs – they do absolutely nothing for me! lol! (except make me wanna tell some women to please cover those things up! lol!)

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  37. Ame says:

    btw – Beloved Niece is at the hospital in labor and delivery!!! my sister got a call from Niece’s husband in the wee hours, “Your Daughter is a Bad Ass!”

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  38. Ame says:

    BV is nailing it this morning!!!

    Scorsese didn’t win an Oscar until 2007; i.e., he “failed” for 35 years. (He has the second-highest number of Oscar nominations for directing in movie history. He’s 1 for 8 — if you go 1 for 8 in baseball, you will be on the bench soon and out of the game a bit later.)

    failure does not seem to be an option anymore … parents don’t allow children to fail … adults don’t allow women to fail … and they chastise men/boys for failing rather than using failure as a tool to teach and motivate.

    i’ve tried to let my daughters fail. i’d rather them fail while living with me, where i can be there to guide them through, than when out on their own.

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  39. Ame says:

    Kentucky Headhunter
    2h ago
    if that is true, how do we ever get pastors wives – they who are content with little by way of material goods for their children..

    That population is so small as to be worthless as an example. There are more four leaf clovers in your yard right now.

    i have to agree with KH … the pastor’s wives who fall into this category of being content with less – are few.

    my father-in-law was the one who was extremely discontent with less. he was insanely jealous of those who had more and always made a HUGE deal over it. it made him extremely bitter and passive-aggressive towards those with money.

    however, those who learn to be content with less are those who choose to learn to be content with less … to appreciate and value that which has no price tag and cannot be bought with money … to depend on Someone Greater to meet their needs, and to not be bitter when those needs are met through others when they cannot monetarily repay in kind.

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  40. Ame says:

    that top ten book list, BV, is … telling. and tragic.

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  41. BuenaVista says:

    Ame, I read once (so it must be true!) that 50 Shades outsold the Bible and Shakespeare in Britain.

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  42. RichardP says:

    @Liz said: Think you might have an inflated idea of the importance of money.

    I used the phrase “material goods” intentionally, because I was not talking about money. I was talking about what money can buy – or what the thievery of thungs can acquire. And I’m speaking in general here, as there are always exceptions to the rule. But go into any single guy’s place. Go into any single gal’s place. You will likely find fewer things in the guy’s place. You will likely find more things in the gal’s place. Guys tend to get along with less than gals do. And, again in general, marketing folks understand that gal’s tend to be more susceptible to a sales pitch than guys are. Unless the gal has learned to discipline herself and be content with having what she needs rather than pining after what she wants – which is sort of what this thread is looking at.

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  43. Ame says:

    BV – i wouldn’t be surprised. it’s … shocking … how many purchased and read it, esp ‘church’ girls.

    several years ago my college bff had her 50th bday party. the theme? 50 shades. i guess i shouldn’t be shocked about these things, but i was.

    they tried to say the theme of the book was about dominance. i told them it was porn. they disagreed.

    then i told a little story … my Aspie-Girl had just completed 8th grade, and at the end of the year they had the kids read a book. Aspie-Girl was in a special division of special ed that basically covered mood disorders, and while the class wasn’t large, many of the kids in there had experienced some significant trauma in their lives. however, since all the books the sped teachers had had them read that year were great, i didn’t think i needed to pre-read this last one ahead of time. boy, was i wrong. it was a book where the boy’s father tried to murder him. the teachers kept saying it was about friendship b/c the boy had a friend who stood by him. seriously?!!! after my daughter mentioned a few things, i read the book myself and was beyond SHOCKED they had students read this book, but not only students … but those in this special division of special ed! i was so enraged i wrote letters to the superintendent, the principal, the district head of sped, and their sped teachers.

    by the time i finished my story at the party, they were all agreeing with me … they had kids … they knew this was totally unacceptable and inappropriate, and using the ‘guise’ of ‘friendship’ was pure b.s.

    then i said, “50 Shades is the same … its not about dominance, it’s about porn.” they all just stared at me. not another word was said about the subject. i think i put a little damper on her party.

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  44. Ame says:

    going to try to ‘edit’ a pic address to post:
    <a href="https://image.businessinsider.com/558aaa86eab8ea5b3d57802a?.jpg

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  45. Liz says:

    50 Shades was about the worst book I’ve ever read. Though that’s a really high bar because there have been many others I couldn’t finish. About the same level talent as ‘Twilight’ (also terrible) but without the 500 necessary edits.

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  46. Ame says:

    well … that didn’t work. here’s the original link … perhaps someone can fix it and tell me how they did it! lol!

    https://image.businessinsider.com/558aaa86eab8ea5b3d57802a?width=900&format=jpeg&auto=webp

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  47. Ame says:

    i never even tried to read it. Twilight never interested me, and it never interested my girls, either. my sister tried to get Aspie-Girl to read Twilight, but she couldn’t get into it.

    Oldest did read The Hunger Games and liked it, but i had no interest.

    i haven’t read any of the books on the list, but i did like the movie, The Help.

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  48. RichardP says:

    @Ame said: i emailed it to you

    Got it. S/B captioned Making Child’s Play of the Seahawks.

    re. your link to the bomber above: so far as I can determine, the link needs to end in one of the few filename extensions (that is, “filename.jpg” or “.png”, etc) that denote an image. I’m adding “.jpg” to your link as an experiment. That will either make the image show up below, or it won’t. Note the conclusion reached in the previous threads that some organizations add inormation to the webb address to make it impossible for the masses to grab the picture and post it elsewhere. So – here goes:

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  49. RichardP says:

    Looks like it worked. As I stated, I simply added “.jpg” to the end of the web address that posted directly above.

    Ame posted (without the underline): https://image.businessinsider.com/558aaa86eab8ea5b3d57802a?width=900&format=jpeg&auto=webp

    I posted the exact same verbage, but added “.jpg” (without quotes) after “webp” at the end of the address.

    Don’t know if this will work in every case, but it did work here.

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  50. Liz says:

    Hunger games was pretty good.
    I never would’ve tried to read 50 Shades but Mike bought it for me.
    It was what all the women were reading on the flights, so he thought it must be good.
    I attempted Twilight to see what was successful in the adolescent reading market.
    I can understand the appeal of Twilight with 11 year olds more than I can understanding the appeal of 50 shades for grown ass adults.

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    A professor of education and social justice at the University of Birmingham says college trainings designed to help minorities advance are ineffective, and may even bolster “white privilege.”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/prof-university-diversity-trainings-not-helpful-to-minorities-reinforce-white-privilege/

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  52. RichardP says:

    I took out the underline in Ame’s web address in my post directly above. Forgot to delete “(without the underline)” from my post.

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  53. Farm Boy says:

    Liz just sent this in

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  54. Ame says:

    Richard … either my brain won’t *get* it … or it’s too crowded with my life stuff right now to make room to get it … either way, i’m VERY thankful for you men out here who can help me with these things! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  55. Ame says:

    I can understand the appeal of Twilight with 11 year olds more than I can understanding the appeal of 50 shades for grown ass adults.

    Liz – proves that a grown *ass* is not an accurate indicator of a grown ‘brain!’ lol!

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Glorious Patriarch,

    Did you see this Titiania McGrath video. It has its moments

    https://spawnyspace.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/shy-it-guy/#comment-145820

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    but i will never understand the attraction of boobs – they do absolutely nothing for me! l

    Well, based on your husbands reaction, they do a rather lot for you

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  58. Ame says:

    bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Ame says:

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Two General Motors employees driving new 2020 Corvette Stingrays apparently had a need for speed.

    The pair were clocked going about 100 mph (160 kph) on a public road in Bowling Green, news outlets reported citing Kentucky State Police. The speed limit was 45 mph (72 kph).

    https://www.ktsa.com/police-general-motors-employees-caught-racing-in-corvettes/

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  60. Ame says:

    so … i know i should get off of here … but my sister is about 15 minutes from the hospital, and i just can’t think of anything else but my Beloved Niece and my new Beloved Great Niece! just waiting till my sister gets there for an update . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . and bugging all of you! lol!

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  61. Ame says:

    oh, man … just heard harry and meggie are moving to canada … so sorry to our canada peeps Horseman and Sumo.

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  62. Ame says:

    being very selfish … just glad they’re not moving here … i hear about them too much as it is, and i don’t listen to or watch the news!

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  63. Ame says:

    “Proud dad moment,” Daniel wrote. “we’re driving down s60th st near Morgan and my two sons aged 10 and 6 asked me to pull over because they just saw a guy in a wheelchair trying to shovel his corner lot and they wanted to help.”

    https://understandingcompassion.com/compassion/proud-dad-moment-his-kind-sons-asked-him-to-stop-car-so-they-could-help-man-in-wheelchair-shovel-his-sidewalk/?fbclid=IwAR1nXWdApBaGJJica0AHkMmhl25h6XvOSuc7C-vCpdTfl7VdAwy8GpuXSNU

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  64. I actually read Twilight all the way through, with every page I kept thinking, “When does this turd turn into the book that sold 100 million (maybe more) copies?” It never did.

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  65. Cheque d'Out says:

    Turns out that Napolean was rather a cunt. Along the lines of Adolf, Stalin and Mao

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  66. Cheque d'Out says:

    Just realised that I’ve dived the wreck of the Kléber. As mentioned as an honourable General under Napoleon (as mentioned in the previous video).

    Nicked my drysuit on a sharp bit of the wreck and my suit was flooded to my knackers by the time I returned to the dive boat. Chilly. Had to sunbathe for a while afterwards.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_cruiser_Kl%C3%A9ber

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  67. RichardP says:

    @KH said: I kept thinking, “When does this turd turn into the book that sold 100 million (maybe more) copies?” It never did.

    Proof that men and women actually do think differently. And they come at moral reasoning from different angles. Because this is true, there will always be a good bit that men and women will never understand about each other. But, as the marketers have discovered, if you watch what they respond to, you can certainly learn to market to them, even if you never personally understand what they find attractive about it.

    More specifically, we talk about herd mentality all the time. This would be a perfect example of that in action. A few read it. Soon, many hear about it, follow suit, and read it also. Result: big sales.

    Even though few, if any, will ever get an Edward.

    But, as the Everly Brothers sang … Dreams …

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  68. The Kentucky born Everly brothers, sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream”. Roy Orbison sang, “In Dreams”. The Cranberries sang, “Dreams”.

    Filmed during a 1960 tour of the UK.

    Fun Fact: TV’s (and Kentucky born) James Best, best known as Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, was a cousin of the Everly Brothers on their father’s side.

    The More You Know…

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  69. Ame says:

    okay … trying this again

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  70. Cheque d'Out says:

    What’s the weather like around these ‘ere parts?

    N.B. Not necessarily the original sound track. But accurate regarding the current weather

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  71. b g says:

    LOL, well we never got all that crap. But California North, aka Vancouver Island, did get four or five inches of glowbull warming with more expected. Today is the sweetie’s birthday and she was hoping for a snow day so she could go tobogganing, so she is happy as a clam ;-D

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  72. Ame says:

    lol! that’s hilarious, Spawny! lol!

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  73. Ame says:

    Beloved Niece is still waiting for Baby to decide to come out of hibernation …

    meanwhile … Oldest found out she aced this class she just finished – her most difficult and most extensive class so far, so she’s VERY excited! she worked her butt off for that A.

    and … the excavators are here to dig the human-sized hole for the plumber to crawl under our foundation to fix the leak (gotta love slab leaks) … okay, ‘excavators’ might be a stretch. remember, we live in texas … so we have two mexicans digging … okay, that is a stretch. we have two mexicans. one probably weighs about 130 pounds. he’s doing the digging. the other probably weighs 300 pounds. he’s doing the supervising. okay, supervising is probably a stretch. but he’s watching. and making sure the mexican music continues to play … that’s not a stretch! lol!

    i’m just grateful it can be fixed without having to drill a 3-4 foot diameter hole through my kitchen floor.

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  74. Ame says:

    i.am.about.done.with.the.mexican.music. … done. just.done. but i want the leak fixed.

    sacrifices.

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  75. Alan Kardec says:

    Comments on many subjects —

    In the book biz it is commonly suspected that 50 Shades of Grey wouldn’t have been such a big hit is it hadn’t been for e-readers. Being able to read the book anonymously, without others being able to spot the title, allowed women an end run around the gatekeepers of propriety that they assume are watching their every move. After a certain satuartion point fans were protected by the herd and it could emerge as a paper book. It hit in England first, then was picked up here.

    Twilight — I’ve always wondered if these books/movies didn’t have a relationship to veganism exploding in the culture of teens and tweens. If you look at it right, it might be like 50 Shades, an exploration of outlaw chic. Much more likely than it being written to exploit a cultural trend it simply became popular because it was an entertaining door into something already existing. This may or may not have some slight legitimacy but I am convinced that The Walking Dead (and other Zombie Apocalypse fiction/films) rose in popularity because it reflected our politics. Both left and right felt like they had woken up to find deadly mindless idiots roaming a country they had recently thought was theirs.

    Failure in Hollywood — Everyone has had a taste of it but not everyone takes it the same way. In the process of preparing for an audition or a “meeting” actors (and other talent) generally use their incredibly perfected powers of self persuasion to convince themselves not only that the details of the part are true but that they are the perfect embodiment of what is needed. When they don’t get the part they may be humbled, which is good and something they can learn from, or they may be humiliated (because it is clear to them that the system pulled a foul trick on them by asking them to expose themselves only to be swatted down) … the latter type tends to blame others. Most careers contain both sorts of reaction, humility in the beginning, humiliation in the middle and then a return to humility if they become perceptive and mature. The humility need not apply to other subjects, however.

    Arrogance is baked into art. Stage fright, writers block, and associated maladies that affect other disciplines are generally failures of confidence rather than creativity. You also KNOW you’re going to fail, you won’t do anything good unless you get close to the edge of failure, so alot of tension builds up. This may account for some of the TDS in Hollywood. It’s become politically incorrect to level any actual critique at entertainment culture (a la Ricky Gervais!) or the specifics of the business (everyone has their horror stories told in private to those with similar experiences), so they all take it out on the guy who was never quite one of them but who pretended to be and then elevated himself to presidential pinata.

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  76. Cheque d'Out says:

    A lot of rain today but the temps were fine for the time of year (all our weather comes from the wet but relatively warm Atlantic right now). Low of 40F, high of 50F. Didn’t turn on the heating till the evening.

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  77. RichardP says:

    Ame – congratulations to oldest daughter.

    The web address that you posted upthread, that only shows a place-holder and not an image: that is not a valid link for anything.

    http:___//scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82505228_10156836231952157_3919199383207280640_n.jpg

    (The underline is not part of the web address. I added it so that the address would show as an address.

    I copied the link behind the placeholder into the address bar of my browser and I get an error message. I deleted the “.jpg” file extension and got an error message. I deleted everything after “.net” and got an error message.

    There are multiple reasons why the error message shows up – including if the image you are accessing with that link is behind a log-in page. Some folks make their blogs private. If you have logged in and are trying to link to an image you find there, folks who are not logged in to that blog will be blocked from the image with some sort of error message.

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  78. Ame says:

    Baby went into distress … performed emergency c-section … Beloved Niece was in surgery for awhile but is in recovery now – is physically fine but, of course, an emotional wreck … Baby is in NICU … has breathing problems … not sure the extent … Dad (Niece’s Husband) said she’s alive … happy day turned very scary very quickly. still waiting to hear more about Baby … the comments are extreme, like “she’s alive,” rather than happy. i don’t think Mom has got to see Baby yet 😦

    [Hope it turns out well I do]

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  79. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, the system now is that it is a criminal act to allow a women to fail at anything.

    Are they allowed to fail at MLM?

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    Not something you see everyday.

    I wonder what she is up to

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  81. Everybody in MLM can die in a fire and we’ll call it a win.

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  82. Cheque d'Out says:


    Scooby-Doo’s Velma with an sjw dye job. Say it ain’t so.

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    TEHRAN—As Iranians protested their government’s downing of a passenger jet, a frantic CNN reporter ran through the crowd lecturing them on how they were actually supposed to be shouting “Death to America!”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-reporter-informs-iranian-protesters-theyre-supposed-to-be-shouting-death-to-america

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Marshalltown, IA: “We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility.”

    — The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2020

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    McConnell had his staffers deliver Pelosi a shirt reading “I Impeached The President And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt.” Pelosi did not seem to understand the nice gift, pointing her finger sternly and lecturing the McConnell staffer: “Don’t mess with me.” Though her dentures fell out before she could finish her rant, sadly.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/mitch-mcconnell-sends-pelosi-shirt-reading-i-impeached-the-president-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-t-shirt

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    On Monday morning, former NFL star Antonio Brown had an interesting gift for Chelsie Kyriss, the woman who has borne him three children, when she showed up at his Florida home to pick up their kids and take them to school; a plastic bag filled with small gummy candies shaped like penises, which he chortled was a “bag of dicks.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-former-nfl-star-antonio-brown-angry-offers-bag-of-dicks-to-mother-of-his-kids

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  87. BuenaVista says:

    What in the heck is wrong with using ‘onsonants, CdO???????

    ‘Ave a ‘ood ‘ight, I’ve a ‘allgame to attend to.

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  88. BuenaVista says:

    I ‘as ‘eferencing CdO ’emarking:

    “What’s the weather like around these ‘ere parts?”

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  89. Liz says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your niece and the baby, Ame. 😦
    Please keep us informed.

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  90. BuenaVista says:

    Der ‘armin’ ‘oy ‘ays:

    “Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Marshalltown, IA: “We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility.””

    Ya. Oh ya. This is a really big fucking problem in Iowa, where the crime rate is so low people look at you funny if you park just slightly out of your white little box in your big fucking truck at the Walmart. This time of year you leave your $60K truck running in a parking lot the size of 10 football fields while you pick up a pound of butter for fifty cents less than the local store, because, well, nothing else to do. No one steals your truck, that would be rude. But. trans-somethings are worried about prison-something because white cis-het something because elections need hysteria.

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  91. BuenaVista says:

    I’m just catching up on the comments.

    Godspeed, Ame. When I was previously remarking remarks I hadn’t read your comment. I think the baby will be fine. Prayers right now for the baby.

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  92. Ame says:

    Thank you all for caring and putting up with all my crazy posting today.

    Just found out a little bit ago … Beloved Niece is out of Recovery and not hooked up to anything … surgery seemed to take a bit longer than normal, and news was very slow coming out to my sister and Husband’s mom, who were both in the waiting room.

    Baby has air in her chest cavity, and while she is hooked up to lots of stuff, and she has a tube down her throat to let extra air out, and she can’t be held for at least 24 hours, she is almost 8 pounds, full-term, and in a regular bassinet and not an incubator. they sent a pic of Baby in her bassinet scooted up to Niece’s bed with Dad looking on … Dad and Mom holding hands … Mom smiling at Baby, and Dad looking cautious as he watched over his girls.

    Rough day … but hopefully this is the only ‘thing’ and hoping it’s ‘mild’ for what it is. looking up air in chest cavity i saw pneumothorax. idk if this is what it is or not. but just sooooo grateful Baby is alive and in a regular bassinet and Niece got to see her.

    they’re not touching Baby in the pic, so idk if that’s not allowed, either.

    one minute everything was fine, labor was progressing normally … next minute Baby’s heart rate couldn’t stay up, room was flooded with medical personnel, she was wheeled to emergency c-section, and Baby was whisked to NICU. really, that fast. so thankful we have the medical technology to care for situations like this well.

    she’s in a good hospital with a good NICU (the same one Stephanie uses!) and her doc is in the same practice Stephanie uses, too 🙂

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  93. Ame says:

    “I impeached the president and all i got was this lousy t-shirt” LOL

    Ya. Oh ya. This is a really big fucking problem in Iowa, where the crime rate is so low people look at you funny if you park just slightly out of your white little box in your big fucking truck at the Walmart. This time of year you leave your $60K truck running in a parking lot the size of 10 football fields while you pick up a pound of butter for fifty cents less than the local store, because, well, nothing else to do. No one steals your truck, that would be rude. But. trans-somethings are worried about prison-something because white cis-het something because elections need hysteria.

    made me laugh, BV!

    seriously … those people are so out-of-touch with reality they’re like aliens from a different solar system.

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  94. @Ame

    My oldest was delivered at 30 weeks after his mother had an emergency C-section. She’d already been in the hospital for almost 4 weeks on bedrest with a mag IV to prevent premature delivery. Oldest spent almost 10 weeks in the ICU before we could take him home, our $500,000 baby. We could only feed him 3 sips from the bottle at a time for the first week or so, and the first night we put him to bed at home, I was sure I was going to wake up to the ultimate parental horror. But, no worries, at 15 he’s already the greatest person to ever live, ever, with only his brother to give him competition.

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  95. RichardP says:

    Re. the newborn Ame is discussing – here is a simplified overview of what might have happened. What is described here does happen. I have no knowledge that this is what happened in this particular infant’s case. But it is one explanation for how / why neonatal pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity) happens. And, just to be more specific, they stick a needle into the chest cavity to let the air escape. A tube down the throat better not get out into the chest cavity to let the air out. If it does, I don’t think the baby would be in a bassinet by its parents. (Implies a huge hole in the esophagus or the lungs)

    In rare cases (usually during fetal distress), the fetus will poop into the amniotic fluid. In some cases where the fetus has pooped into the amniotic fluid, they will inhale this poop into their lungs. The practical effect is that the poop will block one or more routes into the lungs, which increases the air pressure to the other parts of the lung when the baby first tries to breathe. This increased pressure can cause one or more of the alveoli in the lungs to rupture, letting air out of the lung and into the chest cavity (and providing a route for bacteria from the poop to get out into the chest cavity as well). Not a condition to be ignored.

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  96. horsemanbombadil says:

    A little late but remember when toys were toys for imagination.

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  97. horsemanbombadil says:

    The Real Birds of Prey movie starring the immortal David Janssen.
    The famous hanger hover starts at 12:50.

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  98. horsemanbombadil says:

    oh, man … just heard harry and meggie are moving to canada … so sorry to our canada peeps Horseman and Sumo.

    S’ok. They are going to Terana which is basically Hollyweird North so whatever.

    Ames, sorry to here. She will pull thru.
    Both my kids were emergency C sections, one at 6 weeks one at 8 but both over 7 lbs at that. Now strapping, know it all millenial 20 something broke ass whipersnappers.

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  99. horsemanbombadil says:

    Brilliant advice for men 25-30.

    Its hard but think 25 years from now.

    What will your thirst be like then
    What will she look like at 50-55
    What will she do to help when you have another ten years to go but want to stop working now.
    What will it be like when the kids leave and its just the two of you again.

    And at 55 you have yet another 25 years of life to live.

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    I admit I’ve never watched the documentary that the Obamas’ allegedly produced, but it’s a bit hard to believe that this documentary would have earned this nomination had they not been linked to the project.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/barack-and-michelle-obama-get-oscar-nomination-for-being-the-obamas/

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  101. horsemanbombadil says:

    Link

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  102. horsemanbombadil says:

    Fb link in spam please

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  103. Farm Boy says:

    Actually, the reasons that men (and a fair number of women like myself) don’t share in the widespread euphoria over the film couldn’t be more mundane. For one thing, the movie is based on a children’s book—to be precise, a book for girls. Thomas Niles, Alcott’s editor at Roberts Brothers, asked her to write a “girls’ book.” And that’s exactly what she set out to do. She wasn’t keen on the idea, but she needed the money

    https://www.city-journal.org/little-women

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  104. horsemanbombadil says:

    Must be the assholes from Petawawa

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    Women are as free today as they were three years ago. And they are doing better economically, both in absolute terms and in comparison to men.

    This doesn’t mean that the women who marched in 2017 are going to vote for Trump, but it may mean they lack incentive to waste a day converging in downtown D.C.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/what-if-they-held-an-anti-trump-womens-march-and-only-10000-came.php

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  106. Farm Boy says:

    An Australian man, Gavin Wilson, went to protest a drag queen story event at the Brisbane Square Library in Australia on Sunday with a group of young people chanting “Drag queens are not for kids.” Video of the event went viral and Wilson became a target of a social media mob. By Monday morning, he was found dead of self-inflicted wounds. Wilson was also openly gay.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/gay-man-who-protested-drag-queen-story-hour-commits-suicide-after-social-media-mob-attack-left-blames-internalized-homophobia/

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  107. Farm Boy says:

    Speaking of which,

    Glorious Patriarch,

    Have any tits showed themselves at your place lately?

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  108. Ame says:

    Thank you, BV … very much appreciated.

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  109. Ame says:

    Wow, KH! that’s an amazing story! thank you for sharing it with me 🙂

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  110. Farm Boy says:

    This just in from Joe Biden

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  111. Ame says:

    i remember reading about that when i was pregnant. if this is the case, the news hasn’t traveled to me yet. thank you for explaining it.

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  112. Ame says:

    Wow, Horseman! thank you for sharing your stories with me … so encouraging.

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  113. Ame says:

    thank you all.

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  114. Farm Boy says:

    Liz in her custom made bed

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  115. Cheque d'Out says:

    Salty tears as Remoaniac MEPs are given the terms of their ‘retirement’ from the Euro-trough

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  116. Cheque d'Out says:

    Well the weather is a little nippy so you’ll be unsurprised to hear that I’ve had plenty of Blue Tits and Great Tits pecking at my tasty fat balls.

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  117. whiteguy1 says:

    Set a PR last night!
    I’ve backed WAAAAAY off in the gym, simply because stress and fatigue had overwhelmed me, going only 2 days a week, instead of 4.
    Well it seems that training with Crazy in the home for the last 3.5 yrs was actually a little beneficial, I guess like training at high altitude. LOL

    Rack pull of single 455lbs then a couple of back off sets at 410 and 365. Crap that was heavy, but doable.

    Amazing what this old body can do when not constantly flooded with cortisol!

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  118. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, perhaps it is a bit nippy out

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  119. Farm Boy says:

    There’s something unseemly about how the Obamas have taken the fame the American people generously gave them and used it as an gigantic profit machine for themselves, all while shilling for their favorite Leftist causes. It also seriously irks me that the man who told Americans that, at a certain point the government was entitled to their money, can’t rake it in fast enough for himself.

    The fact that Meghan and Harry have turned to the Obamas tells me everything I need to know about the couple: disrespectful of institutions, vapid, greedy, and Left wing. I sincerely hope that their decision to go into exile diminishes their presence in the world rather than enhances it. Like Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, these are boring, ill-informed, selfish people who should be ignored into deserved oblivion

    http://www.bookwormroom.com/2020/01/11/my-opinion-on-harrys-and-meghans-divorce-from-the-royal-family/

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  120. Farm Boy says:

    Poop-town south

    After announcing their split from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly set their sights set on Los Angeles. But the duo won’t reside in the United States until President Donald Trump, whom Meghan has publicly opposed, is no longer in the White House

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/harry-and-meghan-have-sights-set-on-u-s-city-but-wont-move-until-trump-is-out-of-office

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  121. Cheque d'Out says:

    “What’s the weather like around these ‘ere parts?”

    Arr, ’tis the wescunnry accen’ i’n e.

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  122. Cheque d'Out says:

    Couldn’t really give a toss about ginge’n’minge but one story emerged recently regarding them and Canada. Apparently they got a survey done in Canada about support for him becoming the Governor General of Canada several days ahead of the nastiness. I wonder if support for the idea has changed since?

    Canada should just say no.

    Minge’s business interests’ HQs being moved to Delaware for secrecy reasons is another rumour.

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  123. Cheque d'Out says:


    *Smirk*

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  124. I think matching “I’m with stupid” t-shirts would make a nice welcome wagon gift for Team Meg-alomania.

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  125. Ame says:

    After announcing their split from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly set their sights set on Los Angeles. But the duo won’t reside in the United States until President Donald Trump, whom Meghan has publicly opposed, is no longer in the White House

    can we please lift term limits for Trump?!!! 🙂

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  126. Choicy says:

    I think Megan Markel is calling the shots and Prince Harry is a yes man. I bet he is leting her push him around and she gets her own way which is the story of 90% marriages. He is busy as a cat burying shit as he tries to make all her dreams come true. Prince Harry looks more like a stunned mullet than a prince of the realm these days mate.

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  127. Ame says:

    Ton always said he liked girls to act like girls … i like men when they act like men. SO thankful for these guys who are digging the tunnel under my house to fix the leak, where ever it is under there. they’re getting close b/c lots of water … so lots of mud.

    just wanna say … i appreciate men and their value and know we need you 🙂

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  128. Cheque d'Out says:

    Choicy, that’s fair comment, mate.

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  129. Farm Boy says:

    I am thinking that the world needs more rich/entitled types telling the worker bees how they must sacrifice for some ill-defined greater good

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  130. Cheque d'Out says:

    Like a feminist in feathered form

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  131. Cheque d'Out says:

    Yes. Big Ben should bong for Brexit. (live now)

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  132. Cill says:

    Snowball the Parrot dancing to music. His owner Irena Schulz filmed Snowball but did not dance herself; she only offered occasional words of encouragement like “good boy!” according to the paper published in Current Biology.

    (Video made by Irena Schulz)

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  133. Cill says:

    Here he is banging away to “Girls just want to have fun”:

    (Video made by Irena Schulz)

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  134. Ame says:

    still in NICU, still have oxygen level concerns, but doctors are giving hope Baby can be held tonight 🙂

    if there’s an official diagnosis, parents aren’t telling anyone. i support them in this for many reasons, one of them being that Dad has a job that is very public, so he keeps his private life very private, and i don’t think either Mom or Dad trust their parents (my sister) for good reasons there, too.

    but … they are able to see her and touch her with restrictions – can touch but not rub or caress, etc … and apparently she’s very feisty! lol! she definitely knows what she likes and what she doesn’t 🙂 🙂 🙂 … all very good things 🙂

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  135. RichardP says:

    Staying general here, since we don’t know specifics. There are multiple issues that can lead to oxygen level concerns in newborns, ranging from the lungs being underdeveloped to the heart not pumping efficiently, etc. But we heard early on that there was air in the body cavity. If true, that rules out a bunch of stuff, since air in the body cavity only happens when there is a hole somewhere in the trachea or the lungs. Given that this is a newborn, some variation on what I posted above seems the more likely culprit – but this is just informed speculation. Can’t imagine what the parents are going through: you wait nine months, and then you wait some more.

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  136. James Lileks on buying soup when he has a cold:

    Ah: Here’s a can of Salty Beige Rubbery Salt-Chicken With Salted Soft Vegetables in Salt Broth, which is what Mother used to give me. She also used to make me gargle with hot saltwater, which is why every cold always ended with deer following me around wanting to lick my arm.

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  137. b g says:

    Ame

    Hey kid, feisty is a good sign!

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  138. b g says:

    KH

    Trust me, homemade Wor Won Ton is the answer. The sweetie made it for her Mom, and her bad cold was crushed…okay, love may have had a little to do with it ;-D

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  139. RichardP says:

    LSU Tailgaters vs. Manhattan

    LSU cancelled classes on the day of the game, and the day after. Didn’t even know if they would win the big game or not (but probably figured they would). Some commentator in New York fretted about lost productivity and lost other quantifiable things. The author at the link above, a native of Louisianna, gives a response. I find it a good read. Almost a treatise on what militant feminism deprives us of. I’m tempted to quote various parts of the article here, but I won’t. Each reader will have their own thoughts and memories triggered, and I won’t know which passages at the linked article will do that. So I will just quote one of the commenters at the end of the article. I think the article is particularly poingant in view of the new life begun that Ame has told us about, and the life lost that bg tells us about (or Ton).

    Someone should inform the delicate Mr. Applebaum, that in vast swaths of the South and Midwest, public schools close for the first day or two of either deer season, duck season, or both. Because some things really are more important than algebra or social studies.

    12 or 13 y.o. me, in a duck blind with my dad on the lower White River or Ouachita River, knowing that school could damn well wait are some of my happiest memories. The first day of deer gun season most businesses closed, because there weren’t enough proprietors, employees, or customers to justify opening them.

    This reminds me, if you haven’t read Joe Bageant please do. The essay “Valley of the gun” talks about just this kind of nearly shamanistic magic, so foreign to those who have Excel formulas and 401K plans where souls should reside.

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  140. RichardP says:

    First We Take Manhattan:

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  141. Farm Boy says:

    The full video of the Bernie Sanders campaign staffer has dropped and it’s worse than imagined. Not only does Kyle Jurek, who has been paid $11,000 so far by the campaign, advocate for putting Americans in gulags, but he also talks about plans to shoot Americans who don’t fight for the “revolution.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/bombshell-video-shows-bernie-sanders-field-organizer-advocating-for-riots-and-gulags/

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  142. Farm Boy says:

    Florida Teenager Claimed She Was Sexually Assaulted While Jogging. She Just Admitted She Made It Up.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/florida-teenager-claimed-she-was-sexually-assaulted-while-jogging-she-just-admitted-she-made-it-up

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  143. Ame says:

    Niece got to hold Baby this evening!!! she sent me pictures, and i cried … my First Baby holding her first baby. very powerful.

    i can tell they have restrictions on holding her … limited touch, etc.

    but, wow, the power of touch … in a pic of the first time a Mama gets to hold her Baby after more than 24 hours after birth.

    there was a collective sigh in our home to see those pictures, too … the power of touch … the power of a picture.

    Richard – i imagine the truth is somewhere close to all that. they’re keeping those details to themselves, so i really don’t know. but i support her choice to not tell.

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  144. Ame says:

    here in Texas we have a LOT of Mexican workers doing much of the grunt-labor. they all speak spanish, but the head guy, whom i’ve been told is called The Patron, always speaks conversable English. if you have any work done at your home here, you’re probably going to have Mexicans doing the grunt work.

    i went out a couple times in the last two days while the guys were digging the tunnel and putting the dirt back – mostly b/c it was interesting, and i was curious. this evening as they were finishing, i got to talking to The Patron. he’s 30, a high school drop out, but really smart. we got to talking about college and stuff, and i encouraged him to get his GED and look into the same school my daughter goes to online as well as getting his plumbing credentials (idk what those are). the Master Plumber who did our work has told him he should do this – meaning he believes this guy is smart enough and dedicated enough, and he said he didn’t want to dig ditches for the rest of his life. i think he’ll do it. i told him that ten years will pass whether he does anything or not, so does he want to look back in ten years and wish he had? or be glad he did?

    it was interesting watching this group work. Mexicans have an hierarchy. they know their place, and they do their job. one guy would step back while the next was already moving up to his place. the newest hire, he told me, was the obese man i mentioned earlier. they were giving him smack while making him do the lowest work. they know they have to earn respect to move up.

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  145. Farm Boy says:

    DES MOINES, IA—The FCC announced today that the next Democratic debate will not require viewers to use a color television. The decision was made in part due to the fact that all the remaining candidates are white. The FCC cites several other reasons for the change, however.

    The FCC reminded everyone in a statement that the only color you’ll need to make out the candidates’ skin color is white

    The FCC will soon ask viewers to upgrade to color television in advance of the presidential debates this fall, as the incumbent will require televisions that display a brilliant orange hue.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/reminder-you-no-longer-need-a-color-tv-to-watch-the-democratic-debate

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  146. Farm Boy says:

    Here’s a Channel 4 story from today about the Manchester report. If you stick around to the end of this you might recognize Cathy Newman as the host who did such a spectacularly bad job interviewing Jordan Peterson nearly two years ago. She does a bit better here, though I think she lets Nazir Afsal wiggle out the question about whether or not political correctness played a role here.

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/01/14/manchester-police-knew-ring-pakistani-men-abusing-young-girls-nothing/

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  147. Farm Boy says:

    Lest it go unsaid: The collapse of work for men in modern America is much more closely associated with family structure than race

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/education-and-men-without-work

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  148. Farm Boy says:

    Liz with bedtime wine

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  149. Farm Boy says:

    “For real people, if something works in theory, but not in practice, it doesn’t work. For academics, if something works in practice, but not in theory, it doesn’t exist.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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  150. […] Real Christian ladies are humble, they understand their failings. The bible states that all are fallen, and prescribes certain attitudes and behaviors (in general and for each sex) to compensate for such. What why were, and how they should act greatly affected their lives, often manifesting itself in not doing behavior that they would regret later. […]

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