Rose Colored Glasses


Many men really do want to view women, individually and as a whole, in terms of an ideal.  Perhaps part of this comes from the olden days when women were expected to at least strive for an ideal.  It could be that there is something inside of many men that really want to believe in that ideal.  If only they can ignore a few things, they can project that ideal on to today’s women.

Well, that ship has sailed.  Todays ideals for women are anything but the old ideal.  One might find a unicorn or two, but they are rare.  These men need to take the world as it presently is.

I made such a transition in my twenties.  I was taught that ladies should be the old-time ideal.  I saw evidence that they were not.  I wanted to believe.  Eventually this evidence was just too much.  It was sad, but it was liberating also.

Exit question — How does one get an individual man to remove the glasses?

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172 comments on “Rose Colored Glasses
  1. Jack says:

    “How does one get an individual man to remove the glasses?”

    I can think of a few ways.

    1. Live abroad for at least a year.
    2. Have a mother who was a total stony-hearted witch with a B in her bra.
    3. Get married in today’s MMP, then get cuckolded and frivorce raped.
    4. Read Red Pill stuff and learn vicariously through other men’s experiences.
    5. WW3, a mass pandemic, etc. triggers a cultural reset.
    I thought maybe joining the military or being in the top 10% of men (by SMV) might do it too, but there’s no guarantee.

    Of all these options, the Red Pill is the quickest and easiest. But too many men dismiss it as “misogynistic” and don’t take it seriously.

    Until one of the above happens, rose colored glasses are the default setting.

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  2. https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=20136

    Probably the most salient aspect to this panic is the role of women. As has been noted too many times to count, the West is now a gynocracy. It is not a matriarchy, as women have stopped bearing children and stopped caring about children. Look around and you see childless women in positions of authority all over the West. In fact, these are women who reached their status by rejecting every aspect of womanhood. The West is now a world run by middle-aged childless women.*

    Anyone who has been around women in a crisis has observed a strange phenomenon among childless adult females. Some switch gets flipped in a crisis where their protective instincts get misdirected at the adults in the room. This part of their nature was never allowed to mature in the raising of children, so it comes bursting forth in an incoherent desire to help when their help is not needed. They become like mother ducks loudly herding the brood to safety.

    For a society run by such women, every crisis is met with demands that everyone shelter in place. Notice how over the last few decades that public officials no longer call for volunteers or tell people to pitch in and work together. Such independent action violates the frightened female’s sense of duty to her brood. Instead, mild weather events now close the schools and force people to work from home. This virus scare is every middle-aged women’s Hunger Games moment.

    *

    From left: Albania’s Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli with her counterparts Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert (The Netherlands), Ursula Von der Leyen (Germany), Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide (Norway) and Roberta Pinotti (Italy) at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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  3. h0neyc0mb says:

    Exit question — How does one get an individual man to remove the glasses?

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  4. h0neyc0mb says:

    As a Follow-Up to my previous post ..

    Knowing the truth does nothing (i.e. being Red-Pilled). You’re still in the matrix .. along with the Blue-Pilled .. there’s no escape .. no one gets to leave the matrix.

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    Frankly, I think that the answer is obvious.

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  6. The evidence that women are better leaders just by being women is just a little less plentiful than hen’s teeth and days that end in “p”, while the evidence against is all around us.

    Women are more collaborative and compassionate? That’s hilarious, and the clip from the view is timely. It’s pretty fricking obvious that the women on that show hate each other.

    Lard ho! Mee-Again McCain is enormous. How many stage-hands does it take to roll her out to the table?

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  7. Even if you have never had any luck making bread, this turns out every time! Takes 12 hours so start it the night before! https://www.frugallivingnw.com/amazing-no-knead-bread-step-by-step-recipe/

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  8. Imperfectfoods.com. Groceries shipped right to your door. They are a bit backlogged but I’ll get our first box on Tues. you can customize it, add on meat, dairy, grains, etc.

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  9. I’ll admit my first go to was shelter in place. I stocked up months ago and we are on day 7 of seeing nobody else, day 14 of a very limited version. (Until the few we were allowing even started to seem too risky.) it may be a gender response. Women staying home and out of the fray is probably a good thing in times of crisis? Dunno… a theory. I’ll make food while you guys discuss… lol.

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  10. I have been making a lot of food lately. The kids are most settled when I am cooking. Maybe there’s something primal to it… as long as there is food we’re ok?

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  11. The fruits are coming along: strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears, blackberries, grapes, blueberries… And the chickens are laying 6 eggs a day between the 8 of them! Cleaning out the greenhouse and firing up the seed starting gear this week! Got nothing but time these days! 💕

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  12. Ame says:

    Have you used them before or know of anyone who has? (Imperfectfoods.com)

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  13. Yes several friends swear by them, have been using it for years. I just customized my weekly cart and it’s far less than what I would spend at the local grocery for the same. $40 less! It’s also the “fresh stuff” you’ll need to restock anyway, saves you and yours from going out into festy-ville to get it! 💕 There’s no commitment, you can pause or cancel anytime!

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    By now, the world has learned that no one is immune from SARS-CoV-2 but a state governor in Mexico has a theory: poor people are immune to the coronavirus

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/mexican-governor-sparks-outrage-for-claiming-poor-are-immune-to-coronavirus

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    Skepticism of China remains healthy. Yesterday there was an 8-plus hour escalating protest by Hubei citizens AND Hubei police against neighboring Jinxiang province police. Why? Because officially the Wuhan quarantine is over, but the Jinxiang police don’t believe it should be and still won’t allow Hubei citizens to cross the bridge to their province.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/message-from-beijing.php

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    Mr. Vice President, I’m holding up a letter. I’m going to read from it from a second, from a doctor in the New York area, and if I may read from it — he has now worked with his — his associates and he has a regimen.

    Hydroxychloroquine, 200 milligrams twice a day, five days. Azithromycin, 500 milligrams once a day, five days. Zinc sulfate, 220 milligrams once a day for five days. This is what he has seen, him and his team have now treated approximately 350 patients in Kiryas Joel, it was an area of New York that was hit particularly hard and another 150 patients and other New York areas.

    His results, we have had zero deaths, zero hospitalizations, zero intubations, zero.

    https://theothermccain.com/2020/03/29/trump-was-right-chloroquine-works-against-coronavirus-doctor-says/

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  17. After finding myself in a nesting mode I posted a few such things on Facebook and the career women are jumping on it in a good way and jumping in. I wonder how many will decide after a few weeks that maybe their jobs not so essential, after all?!? Lol!

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  18. By the way the red pills are going down hard and fast for many. I am doing my best to help folks adjust, without clueing them in too much! It was a bitter pill to take over several years, much less in under a week! Some need reassurance that, “No that’s not crazy at all! It’s ok to grow and change w experiences!” Lol.

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  19. Welcome to reality, we’ve been waiting… 💕

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  20. Larry G says:

    ” I am doing my best to help folks adjust, without clueing them in too much! It was a bitter pill to take over several years, much less in under a week! Some need reassurance that, “No that’s not crazy at all! It’s ok to grow and change w experiences!” Lol.”

    you may want to break the news gently to most of them (SIW career types) that the train has long left the station without them…now they are on their own as they have insisted on for years.

    [They made their bed; let them lie in it. -Cill]

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  21. Ame says:

    That kitty is sooo cute!

    [Liz it is]

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    There is a remarkable difference. The doubling time depends on where you are on the graph. It’s a third-order polynomial. Currently, the doubling time is 4.1 days, versus the value of 2.32 days computed not too many days ago. The correlation coefficient is very high, and the curve is stable and well-behaved.

    Here I am not weighing in on or performing analysis of the reasons for this. There could be many, or only one, or some combination of causes. Some readers may posit “social distancing,” others may point out that the testing rate has change because slightly symptomatic patients are not being tested, others may postulate that herd immunity may be playing a factor

    https://www.captainsjournal.com/2020/03/29/the-current-trajectory-of-confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-america/

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  23. Farm Boy says:

    Was it worth it, Kathy? Was it worth using an abdominal infection as a ruse to say you probably had the coronavirus just to attack Trump? I know you’re looking for a comeback or something, but is this really the way to do it?

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/did-kathy-griffin-pretend-she-had-the-coronavirus-to-slam-trump/

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    Justin Trudeau Gets Crushed Online After Suggesting Canadians Turn Off Lights, TV For ‘Earth Hour’ Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/justin-trudeau-gets-crushed-online-after-suggesting-canadians-turn-off-lights-tv-for-earth-hour-amid-coronavirus-quarantine

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  25. Lol Larry G They are on their own w that one. Or maybe I will tell them if they start moaning about, “where have all the good guys gone?” 2020 may be the year of, “Suck it up, buttercup!” for many…

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  26. The amusement park comes to mind, also. Odd how many people are willing to jettison individual freedom and responsibility for some outside forces to make good choices so they don’t have to! Lots of narratives imploding left and right… welcome to the smoking wreckage, folks!

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  27. Things will seem to explode by the day now…. the beaker wave is about to emerge of all those folks exposed in the past few weeks who don’t know it yet! Stay safe!!! 💕

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  28. Not sure what I did wrong there! But trust me… have a look at it!

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Wuhan Virus Watch: France and Italy approve use of chloroquine for patients with extreme coronavirus

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/wuhan-virus-watch-marijuana-sales-up-50-in-new-york-city-amid-pandemic/

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  30. Cill says:

    I’m keeping an open mind about the coronavirus. People who value emotion have far too much say. Such people are stupid at the best of times; in times of self-instigated panic they are as clueless as headless chooks. But I won’t take chances with my kids. Here they are with me and their mum, isolated in a remote location.

    [A chook a chick it would be?]

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    A top drug dealer in the UK has revealed that people are “panic buying” cocaine and marijuana to help them get through the coronavirus lockdown.

    https://summit.news/2020/03/29/drug-dealer-people-are-panic-buying-cocaine-and-weed-to-cope-with-coronavirus-lockdown/

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  32. Cill says:

    A chook is a chicken. “Chook” rhymes with “look”. A headless chook is a chicken that has had its head lopped off (by someone like me) and is running around in circles flapping and leaping as headless chooks do.

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  33. Cill says:

    Chooks don’t need a brain or even a brain stem to flap and run around in circles, as emotional daft bints do.

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  34. SFC Ton says:

    Home schooling sets kids back….. my 2 year home schooled son has been doing ju jistu for 6 months now….. I wonder who’s ahead of the power curve……

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  35. “extreme corona virus”?

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  36. h0neyc0mb says:

    We need(ed) many more Dr. No’s in the Federal Gubbermint to make a difference.

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  37. h0neyc0mb says:

    Dos Cervezas por favor!

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  38. JPF says:

    1. Live abroad for at least a year.

    10 days should do it. Nothing like being exposed to another culture, to learn that our way is not the only way… in any area.

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    Whether motivated by ratings or by some political agenda, liberal TV news networks on Sunday acted as though the coronavirus numbers released by the Chinese Communist Party were trustworthy enough to report on American national television.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bill-dagostino/2020/03/29/media-still-pretending-we-can-believe-chinas-coronavirus-numbers

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Liz with one of her boys from long ago

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    At one point, the French scoffed at the idea of cancelling the Paris Fashion Show. That was thousands of deaths ago, and they ultimately did cancel the show.

    Simply put, the Europeans didn’t take the virus seriously early on, and then they let their fashion consciousness, sports obsessions and moral vanity dictate their medical response.

    Which is exactly what Obama would have done.

    It’s inconceivable that Obama would have banned foreign flights into the U.S. He delighted in pandering to foreigners

    https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/03/29/what-if-obama-were-president-now/

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  42. Stephanie says:

    Bloom, every woman I know is making lots of food right now, particularly baking. I think it’s a survival thing, and we just feel compelled to do it. Here’s a link with at least one point of view https://www.romper.com/p/baking-bread-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-only-natural-experts-say-22646775?utm_term=share&fbclid=IwAR1kul3M746S62hLgYqB4BSWqmGKSxdEjdeMdBC4dNnQaY5Vg1C8expEQng

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  43. Stephanie says:

    The kids made donut holes from scratch today – came out AMAZING!!!!!

    Each day is like a new adventure, albeit in a zombie kind of sleep-deprived way for us, but still… Baby is ONE MONTH today!! I didn’t realize it until my husband brought it up when he got home :O

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  44. Stephanie says:

    From Farm Boy… homeschooling “setting children back,” LOL

    Yeah… Um… Back from your ridiculous progressive, anti-everything-good teaching! This is a good thing!

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  45. Liz says:

    Heh, I made two large loaves of bread yesterday (just about gone now).

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  46. Stephanie says:

    Liz… if it keeps extending out like this… we’re all just gonna end up like Martha Stewart. Ok maybe not that great LOL

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  47. Larry G says:

    Well dang. you ladies are busy making stuff to eat, All I’ve done so far is load all the magazines and moon clips, cleaned the weapons and placed some fire extinguishers around the house this weekend. Guess I’m turning into a real lazy bastard (except for the nicely healing busted wing).

    Note to self: Don’t fuck up like that again

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  48. Larry G says:

    Bloom, you do have a way with words….
    “…They are on their own w that one. Or maybe I will tell them if they start moaning about, “where have all the good guys gone?” 2020 may be the year of, “Suck it up, buttercup!” for many…”

    I think that once the first wave of this China Plague washes through, these mental midget SIWs will believe that the pandemic is finished..and will begin reverting back to their retarded ways in short order.
    Once pandemic round two (or possibly round three) hits, IMO that is when society resets, and the single, independent females will be up shit creek without a paddle. No sympathy here.

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  49. Larry G says:

    One night, two Eskimos are sitting in a bar in northern Alaska, when they are accosted by a young man from the Mainland. The fellow has obviously been drinking. He slurs, “Hey, ya know, I’ve always admired you Eskimos. I REEAAALLLY like Eskimos. I’ve ALWAYS WANTED to be an Eskimo. Tell me how ta BE an Eskimo, huh?”

    The Eskimos wink at each other. One tells the guy, “Okay, to become an Eskimo, there are only three things that you have to do. First, you’ve got to drink a whole bottle of Yukon Jack at once, then you’ve got to kill a polar bear with your bare hands, and, finally, you have to make love to an Eskimo woman.”

    The guy takes this in. He ticks off three fingers to himself. Then he heads over to the bar, and orders a bottle of Yukon Jack. Already drunk, he drinks the whole thing down. This has a bad effect on his balance. The fellow staggers out of the bar, muttering something like “Polar bear, Polar bear…”

    Several hours pass.

    Finally, the door to the bar opens, and the drunk is back. He looks a fright. His parka is ripped, one of his arms is dangling at a crazy angle, and he’s got blood all over his face. He staggers over to the Eskimos, and says, “ALL right. I’ve got the Yukon Jack. I’ve got the polar bear. Now WHERE’S THIS ESKIMO BITCH I’VE GOTTA KILL?”

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  50. Larry G says:

    How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb: 12

    One to screw it in,
    one to excoriate men for creating the need for illumination,
    one to blame men for inventing such a faulty means of illumination,
    one to suggest the whole “screwing” bit to be too “rape-like”,
    one to deconstruct the light-bulb itself as being phallic,
    one to blame men for not changing the bulb,
    one to blame men for trying to change the bulb instead of letting a woman do it,
    one to blame men for creating a society that discourages women from changing light bulbs,
    one to blame men for creating a society where women change too many light bulbs,
    one to advocate that light-bulb changers should have wage parity with electricians,
    one to alert the media that women are now “out-lightbulbing” men,
    one to just sit there taking pictures for her blog for photo-evidence that men are unnecessary.

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  51. Larry G says:

    Three gents were drinking in a bar and had gotten to the stage of arguing about details.
    “I tell you it’s spelled W-O-O-M,” the first said loudly.
    “No no, no,” the second protested. “It’s W-O-O-O-M.’
    “You’re both wrong,” the third ventured. “I say it’s W-O-O-M-B.”
    A gynecologst passing by spoke up. “You’re getting close,” she told them. “Actually, it’s W-O-M-B.”
    They stared at her a moment, then stared at each other. Finally one spoke:
    “Madam,” he said, “it’s obvious that you’ve never heard an elephant fart.”

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  52. Larry G says:

    aaand the last one for the evening…

    Why Do Men Die First? This is a question that has gone unanswered for centuries… but, now we know.

    * If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race… you’re a male chauvinist.
    * If you stay home and do the housework… you’re a pansy.

    * If you work too hard… there’s never any time for her.
    * If you don’t work enough… you’re a good-for-nothing lazy prick.

    * If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay… this is exploitation.
    * If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay… you should get off your lazy ass and find something better.

    * If you get a promotion ahead of her… that is favoritism.
    * If she gets a job ahead of you… it’s equal opportunity.

    * If you mention how nice she looks…. its sexual harassment.
    * If you keep quiet… it’s male indifference.

    * If you cry… you’re a wimp.
    * If you don’t… you’re an insensitive bastard.

    * If you make a decision without consulting her… you’re a chauvinist.
    * If she makes a decision without consulting you… she’s a liberated woman.

    * If you ask her to do something she doesn’t enjoy… that’s domination.
    * If SHE asks you… it’s a favor.

    * If you appreciate the female form and frilly underwear… you’re a pervert.
    * If you don’t… you’re gay.

    * If you like a woman to shave her legs and keep in shape… you’re sexist.
    * If you don’t… you’re unromantic.

    * If you’re proud of your achievements… you’re full of yourself.
    * If you’re not… you’re not ambitious.

    * If you try to keep yourself in shape… you’re vain.
    * If you don’t… you’re a slob.

    * If you buy her flowers… you’re after something.
    * If you don’t… you’re not thoughtful.

    * If she has a headache… she’s tired.
    * If you have a headache… you don’t love her anymore.

    * If you want it too often… you’re oversexed.
    * If you don’t… there must be someone else.

    Men Die First Because They Want To!

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  53. Call me when Hillary is hanged for treason, otherwise it’s all bullshit.

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  54. Cill says:

    Bloom’s link at 11:25 am. Everybody in the world should read that. And yet I agree with KH. Although Clinton is as guilty as sin, if history repeats itself she will avoid conviction again. The only explanation for this ongoing farce is that the establishment is corrupt through and through.

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    “Some in our media can’t contain their glee [and] delight in reporting that the U.S. has more [coronavirus] cases than [China],” Rubio wrote. “Beyond being grotesque, [it’s] bad journalism[.] We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt its significantly more than why they admit to.”

    In response, Cruz argued that what makes it “even worse” is that members of the media “KNOW” China is lying.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/rubio-slams-media-for-grotesque-reports-on-u-s-coronavirus-cases-cruz-explains-why-its-even-worse

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    As for the media, they are, if anything, worse than the politicians. Forget reporting the news. They see their job as playing “gotcha” on as many levels as possible. On the most primitive, we have seen it writ large with the White House press that take a rote (and virtually brainless) adversarial stance at every presidential press conference.

    But even on the supposedly more sophisticated levels (e.g. Tapper, Chris Wallace) it’s about setting subtle traps that ultimately reward the journalist with a scalp. So the media fans the politics pandemic, spreading it further.

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/nancy-pelosi-and-the-politics-pandemic_3290474.html

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    On Jan. 29, Farhad Manjoo published a column in the New York Times with the headline, “Beware the Pandemic Panic.” Manjoo downplayed the danger of the virus, and instead cautioned: “What worries me more than the new disease is that fear of a vague and terrifying new illness might spiral into panic, and that it might be used to justify unnecessarily severe limits on movement and on civil liberties, especially of racial and religious minorities around the world.” One thing we can never expect from elite journalists is accountability. Rather than admitting his own errors, Manjoo simply pivoted to blaming Trump: “Coronavirus Is What You Get When You Ignore Science” was the headline on his March 4 column, in which he asserted that the president had “gut the United States’ pandemic-response infrastructure.”

    This is the “Orange Man Bad” theory of causation, where everything bad is ultimately Trump’s fault, and the proponents of this theory evidently can’t understand why it has cost them their credibility. When journalists insist on interpreting every event from a partisan perspective — “How can we spin this to hurt Trump?” — their errors follow a predictable pattern. Thus, at one point, the danger of coronavirus was Trump’s “xenophobia” which threatened “racial and religious minorities.” Now, we are told, the problem is that Trump is “anti-science.” Last week, one New York Times columnist blamed “the science denialism of [Trump’s] ultraconservative religious allies” for the coronavirus pandemic. The “evidence” cited in such tendentious arguments is irrelevant; what matters to liberals is the conclusion, i.e., Trump is always wrong.

    Because they imagine themselves infinitely superior to the rest of us, the journalistic elite think we don’t notice the methods by which they dishonestly manipulate the narrative. They believe we won’t notice, for example, how they ignore the bungling of Democrats like Mayor de Blasio. Nor are we expected to contrast the media’s alarmism over COVID-19 with the way they treated the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic of 2009-2010.

    https://spectator.org/the-orange-man-bad-disease/

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    [Suck all of the Oxygen out of Meghan’s world the Chinese virus does]

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that travel be restricted between Texas and Louisiana.

    https://thehayride.com/2020/03/gov-abbott-seals-texas-louisiana-border/

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  60. Sumo says:

    All I’ve done so far is load all the magazines and moon clips, cleaned the weapons and placed some fire extinguishers around the house this weekend.

    I did something similar – sharpened all the bladed implements and oiled the ones with moving parts. Only own one firearm, so cleaning it was a quick job. And it’s illegal to keep it loaded in Canuckistan, so the mags are filled with snap caps in case I feel like doing some dry fire exercises.

    Also for dry fire, I have one of these:https://cheapshot.com/shop/bullets/9mm-o-ring-tactical-training-laser-ammo-cartridge/

    That thing is FUN.

    And I’m still making bread-y things. Today is burger buns. Because I’m having burgers for dinner. Because I can’t go to my favorite burger joint and get one. Because they’re closed. Because of the Kung-Flu.

    Have I mentioned lately that I’m bored?

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  61. Liz says:

    Rachel Madcow hits it out of the park, once again.

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  62. Larry G says:

    “I did something similar – sharpened all the bladed implements and oiled the ones with moving parts. Only own one firearm, so cleaning it was a quick job. And it’s illegal to keep it loaded in Canuckistan, ”

    You have a gun and can’t keep it loaded? WTF? Yeah, I get it that the Far North Neighbor can be odd at times, but that is just plain fucking stupid. I second the motion on sharpening blades, that is on the “to do list” for tomorrow. Inventorying and boxing food today.

    Ask a favor, Sumo? Got any easy one-pan or skillet recipes for fast cooking? I don’t cook all that much, that is the wife’s job (I don’t do laundry, dishes or vacuuming either) but if this plague lasts awhile, cooking may be an issue later

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  63. WhoTF watches Rachel Maddow?

    Sh’e a perfect example of what actually happens when you get exposed to cosmic rays or gamma radiation; chromosomal damage impairing resulting in cognitive disfunction and physical deformities.

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  64. Sumo says:

    Larry, I’ll go through my notes and see what I can do for you.

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  65. Deplorable minds think alike…

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  66. horsemanbombadil says:

    In a crisis women hide hoping the threat will pass them by, men plan and act knowing it won’t.

    5 defense ministers?
    No seige ever favoured those beseiged.

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  67. Ame says:

    y’all mentioned meatloaf the other day. haven’t made it in ages b/c no grains. so … pondered … wondered if i could make it with quinoa … started looking up recipes … found this one, and man, it is good!!! we all loved it!!!

    i used just under 3 pounds of ground beef. used the thyme and then basil and oregano with the salt for spices. cooked the onion in butter and added fresh garlic and the spices … cooked about 2 cups diced carrots in with those. mixed it all with the cooked quinoa (it was a LOT of cooked quinoa!) … used the 4 eggs it called for mixed in with the ground beef, then mixed it all together. made two whole meat loaves – which i made in a 9×14 glass dish, one on each side.

    yummm!!!

    https://www.inhabitedkitchen.com/meatloaf-with-quinoa/

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  68. Cheque d'Out says:

    but if this plague lasts awhile, cooking may be an issue later
    I do love me some subtlety. Nicely done.

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  69. Ame says:

    so … i just ruined this for Ton … recipes AND vegetables! lol! 🙂

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  70. Cheque d'Out says:

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  71. Larry G says:

    “so … i just ruined this for Ton … recipes AND vegetables! lol! ”

    easily fixed…Any place it calls for a vile veggie, just substitute with beef or pork

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  72. b g says:

    Hmmm, surely recipes hiding vegetables should be acceptable ;-D

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  73. Larry G says:

    CdO, why not start a page for recipes instead of having the good stuff scattered all over? Name it something catchy like Doomsday Cooking

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  74. I made meatloaf last night. I put in some additional diced onion along with the french onion soup mix. I do not eat quetzalcoatl other bird seed type things as I’m a man.

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  75. b g says:

    Hmmm, how about oatmeal,,,that’ll put hair on your arse ;-D

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  76. b g says:

    Hmmm, the ether ate my post…how about oatmeal…that’ll out hair on your arse ;-D

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  77. Sumo says:

    KH, mine is a little different. I have a laser bore sight, too; the one I linked only flashes the laser when the trigger is pulled. 😉

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  78. Might have to get a couple of those.

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  79. b g says:

    OK, I seem to be fast for an old fart, can you remove my reference to the ether ;-D

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  80. Ame says:

    lol, KH! i guess i missed quinoa on the list of NO man-card list! lol!

    we’ve had to get rid of all processed foods, including soup mixes.

    quetzalcoatl … lolol!

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  81. I hear oatmeal is good for skin conditions when applied topically…

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  82. See if you can find the error in this picture.

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  83. Stephanie says:

    “but if this plague lasts awhile, cooking may be an issue later
    I do love me some subtlety. Nicely done”

    Yea LOL… Was gonna ask Um.. how’s your wife??? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/b3/dd/fdb3dd6765fb2cd8d640cee8fd4704d6.png

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  84. Ame says:

    This is my advice for those who have been thrust into schooling your kids at home due to the coronavirus COVID-19 shut downs. I’m a long time public school teacher and long time homeschool mom. I have been at this a combined total of 25 years and I have some encouragement to share as well as some words of reality.

    1. You are NOT homeschooling. You are CRISIS schooling. There is a huge difference. You may choose to homeschool after this, but this is not what homeschooling looks like, not even remotely.

    https://www.heatheranneworld.com/post/homeschooling-is-not-the-same-as-crisis-schooling-advice-during-coronavirus-covid-19-shut-downs?fbclid=IwAR1gj1iVuM8I9VYFkG2jtbDEvE-VN7UCGl01m9YLidIGJcZF3u91cHVFb24

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  85. Stephanie says:

    “I do not eat quetzalcoatl other bird seed type things as I’m a man.”

    LOL…. Has anyone else noticied that all the vegan food is still on the shelves???

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  86. Ame says:

    quinoa has been a good substitute for some things since no-grains-allowed.

    but that vegan stuff called ‘food’ is nasty! no tellin what they get away with puttin in that stuff and still get to call it edible! those stores just need to trash that stuff and take the hit.

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  87. b g says:

    Relax, it is just bored guys giving everybody the gears ;-D I mean how can you have meatloaf without gravy and mashed potatoes…that ain’t natural .

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  88. Stephanie says:

    So my mom came the other day so my husband and I could venture out to restock on some stuff, and it was like a date – coronavirus style LOL full of weird happenings lots of laughter and dark humor about what’s going on.

    And then today we laughed over this new meme… it’s what his work feels like now
    https://preview.redd.it/clft460umap41.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=46b1f2e9063b7b39ad40a05bb361668df678055c

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  89. Sumo says:

    Ok Larry (and ONLY Larry – the rest of you ignore this post!), this is something I came up with last week. I thought it was pretty good, but I haven’t tweaked it yet to make it SumoAwesome. Consider it a prototype, if you will. Steak & mushroom stew. And it’s made with beer!

    1/2 pound stewing beef (if it’s not already cubed, cube that bitch!)
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 medium size onion, chopped
    1 large carrot, peeled & chopped
    1 celery stick, chopped
    1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
    1 ounce dried mushrooms (I used oyster mushrooms, but any kind will do)
    1 1/2 cups boiling water
    1 large clove garlic, chopped
    1 cup of your favorite porter or stout
    3 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    Salt & pepper

    First off, pour the boiling water over the dried mushrooms. I recommend doing this in a bowl, otherwise things could get messy. Also, you’re going to need that water later.

    Grab a big ol’ skillet and throw it on the stove at medium high heat. Add the olive oil and let it heat up. Add the beef, season with salt & pepper, and brown it on all sides. Remove the beef and set it aside, but leave all the drippings and so forth in the pan.

    Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook it until the onions start to turn golden, about 6 or 7 minutes. Throw in a little more salt and pepper, then push everything to one side of the skillet. It will be hot, so use something other than your bare hand.

    Add the butter and flour to the empty side of the skillet and cook for a few minutes. If you were curious, this is called a roux. It’s a classic French culinary technique, you may or may not know it as the first step in making gravy. It’s also used in a lot of Cajun cooking, such as making gumbo. The more you know.

    At this point, I would take the re-hydrated mushrooms out of the water and chop them up, but hey, you do you. Add the mushrooms to the skillet, along with the water. Also throw in the fresh mushrooms, beef, and beer. Reduce the heat to medium low and put a cover on the skillet. Cook until the beef is tender, about 1 ½ to 2 hours.

    If the stew looks a little thin, grab a small bowl and mix about ½ tbsp of corn starch and ½ tbsp of water together, then add that slurry to the stew and give it a stir. In a few minutes, the stew will thicken up nicely.

    You can eat it as is, or do what I did and put pie dough or biscuit dough on top and pop it into a 350 F oven for about 12 minutes, then enjoy a lovely steak and mushroom pie.

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  90. Larry G says:

    Sumo, printing the receipt so i’ll have instructions. Sounds good. May have to start a Brother Sumo Cookbook with this. Thanks, man

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  91. horsemanbombadil says:

    Ok I am losing it.

    I just commented

    ON A THREAD THAT DOESN’T EXIST!!

    Cue Rodd Searling

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  92. Farm Boy says:

    That thread got pulled back. It will ride again in the future

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  93. SFC Ton says:

    I’m rooting for the virus to take out millions of yankees and ex wives

    The world can do with less of them

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  94. SFC Ton says:

    What’s all that green shit on them burgers?

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  95. Farm Boy says:

    When the virus broke out, the CCP could have immediately given open access to the United States and other countries with advanced healthcare systems in the hopes of trying to save lives both in China and those countries around the world that would inevitably be exposed to the virus. Open access would have been a signal to the world that China was a responsible global actor concerned about both the welfare of its own people and those of the world. Such action would have clearly communicated that our shared prosperity and well-being would require a global response.

    The United States and the world would have opened their arms and their laboratories to help China get through this awful mess as quickly as possible. Each nation’s own self-interest would have dictated as much. Instead the CCP did the exact opposite. The United States was denied access and uncertainty about the virus increased dramatically throughout the world.

    This uncertainty has led to greater fear and animosity about the lethality of the Wuhan virus than was necessary. So far the virus seems to impact different populations in different ways. It’s not yet clear exactly what threat profile it presents to America as a whole. But the fact that we don’t know has led us to err on the side of caution and treat this virus like a 1918-level event. The consequence has been a shutdown of the largest economy in the world.

    Without putting too fine a point on it, China seems to have taken the position that if they were to suffer the coronavirus, so too was the United States and the rest of the world. What else is to explain the continuation of flights from China to the United States at the rate of some 20,000 passengers a day, until President Trump wisely shut them down?

    https://americanmind.org/features/the-coronacrisis-and-our-future-discontents/the-chinese-communist-party-v-america/

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  96. “What’s all that green shit on them burgers?”

    Keeps the grease from melting the bun until you’re ready to eat. I call it nature’s aluminum foil. Can be recycled in the compost pile.

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  97. redpillgirlnotes says:

    The leader of Thailand doesn’t seem to be having a problem with women! It’s good to be the king! Lol.
    https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/king-of-thailand-isolates-from-coronavirus-with-20-women/

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    Tough to watch: Another garbled Biden interview

    McClatchy reporter: “struggled mightily at the top of his @msnbc interview where he looked to be reading from notes to answer a question

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/tough-to-watch-another-garbled-biden-interview/

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  99. Farm Boy says:

    Trump then turned on Acosta and CNN, adding, “It’s people like you and CNN that say things like that, that — it’s why people just don’t want to listen to CNN anymore. You can ask a normal question.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-earful-coronavirus-briefing/

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    CBS News is under fire for using footage of the “worst hit” hospital in Bergamo, Italy to illustrate a report about the coronavirus outbreak in New York.

    https://summit.news/2020/03/30/cbs-news-uses-footage-of-worst-hit-hospital-in-italy-while-describing-new-york-coronavirus-outbreak/

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  101. Cheque d'Out says:

    Seen a system that uses the same laser flash onto a projector screen (which can be showing anything that you want. Zombie Movie etc) with a webcam connected to a laptop. The webcam+laptop detected the laser flash and gave you a snapshot of where the laser landed.

    Can’t remember if it was capable of auto scoring (the laptop could be playing a video where the scoring data for any point in each frame on it was pre-calculated) or whether you just got to review each laser flash on a snapshot. My guess is that it was able to do both. The second mode meant that the system could be played with any old video that you had. Wedding videos and the like, I guess… LOL

    Pretty neat. If it were £200 rather £800 I might well have invested on the spot. I wonder if the price has come down yet. There wasn’t anything expensive in the system, just a b-sight laser, a touchpad, webcam, videos and some software.

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  102. Cheque d'Out says:

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  104. Farm Boy says:

    Sweden’s liberal approach to coronavirus, which involves zero border controls and a total absence of legally mandated social distancing, is being described as “like watching a horror movie” by residents of other Scandinavian countries.

    https://summit.news/2020/03/31/like-watching-a-horror-movie-swedens-liberal-approach-to-coronavirus-under-fire/

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday night that nations that are withholding numbers that accurately reflect the true extent of the coronavirus outbreaks from inside their countries are putting people’s lives at risk.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/mike-pompeo-nations-withholding-coronavirus-statistics-are-endangering-peoples-lives

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  106. Farm Boy says:

    At his press briefings, about a third of the journalists routinely arraign the president for his alleged previous utterances, attempt to mousetrap him, debate with him, and imply that he is distributing more aid to states that have voted for him than to others. Never in my time of watching these press encounters with the president, going back to the Eisenhower era, has there been such a blatant attempt to provoke the president to immoderate responses, or a more sustained effort to misrepresent what he says and does. The fact that it is finally blowing up in their faces must aggravate the frustration and the rage of the anti-Trump media beyond imagination. They are grossly demeaning the status of the free press, which is dangerous for any democracy; none of their bullets now wounds the target.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/on-coronavirus-trump-takes-charge/

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  107. Liz says:

    Trump just called the “my pillow” guy up to the podium in the rose garden. You cannot make this stuff up.

    Disappointed the virus isn’t killing these types of folks faster.

    (Which seems to be the sole intention of stupid comments like this one)

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  108. Liz says:

    Really, if this lockdown lasts until the end of April…
    Perhaps we will remember this as the great Time of the Fuse on the Powderkeg.

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  109. Liz says:

    Mike went back to work yesterday. He said the airport was like a ghost town, it was weird. There were probably about 60 people in the whole place, and they all got on his plane. To Houston I think. The other day someone sent him a photo of TSA agents huddled together in very close proximity. Probably 15 of them, congregating. The caption, “at least they’re wearing gloves”

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  110. Liz says:

    Yesterday: “Hand sanitizer doesn’t work”, “Masks don’t work”
    Today: Use hand sanitizer and masks…
    Tomorrow: Hand sanitizer and masks, mandatory!

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  111. Cheque d'Out says:

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  112. Farm Boy says:

    Please stop covering Trump’s briefing/rallies. Please. Please.

    — Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) March 30, 2020

    Some news originations are apparently on the same page as the Emmy winner. For example, CNN cut away during a Trump presser on Monday when the president announced “My Pillow” CEO Mike Lindell will be producing 50,000 N95 masks a day, starting Friday.

    The New York Times has floated the idea of networks refusing to air the vital Trump briefings, too, citing “misinformation.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/actress-jane-lynch-pleads-to-have-trump-briefings-taken-off-air-please-please

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  113. Farm Boy says:

    The start of the coronavirus has been traced back to a wet market in Wuhan, China, where patient zero purchased bat soup. Exotic mammals in unsanitary conditions flood the streets. And, despite what we know about the start of this virus, China has allowed wet markets to reopen, The Daily Mail reported. Even worse, there are no apparent attempts to raise hygiene standards to prevent another virus from emerging.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/03/30/ugh-the-chinese-wet-markets-responsible-for-the-wuhan-coronavirus-have-reopened-n2566025

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  114. Farm Boy says:

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump distracted the government from focusing on coronavirus, as it came up during the trial.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/31/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-government-from-coronavirus/

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  115. Farm Boy says:

    President Eleven reimagined

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  116. Cheque d'Out says:

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  117. SFC Ton says:

    Dry firing/ dime and washer drills are an important tool in the shooters tool box

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  118. Cheque d'Out says:

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  119. Sumo says:

    What’s a dime and washer drill?

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  120. Cheque d'Out says:

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  121. Cheque d'Out says:

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  122. Farm Boy says:

    Glorious Patriarch,

    So how are things going over there?

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  123. Liz says:

    I’m surprised “Imaginers” haven’t come up with the social distancing whistle.
    And social distancing “solidarity” wristbands (with statements like “back off!” or “I like you…but not enough”)

    I’m kind of looking forward to a time when I can clear my throat in public without folks staring daggers at me.

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  124. Farm Boy says:

    The coronavirus may not be as deadly as previously suggested, according to a new study that accounts for cases that were not diagnosed.

    The study published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases estimated that the death rate will be 0.66%, which is much lower than figures between 2% and 3.4% that have come out of Wuhan, China

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/31/covid-19-death-rate-lower-than-previously-reported-study/

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  125. h0neyc0mb says:

    Place a dime on your front sight post .. if it moves / falls off your dry firing sucks .. so keep working ..

    BTW .. keep dry firing regardless!

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  126. Farm Boy says:

    No rose colored glasses here

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  127. SFC Ton says:

    Put a cleaminng rod with a patch holder attached in your weapon

    Then follow honeycomb

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  128. Larry G says:

    not surprised…just did a quick online price check of .45 ACP ammo on a few sites, most were out of stock of course, but the few remaining vendors who did have ammo were not bashful about jacking up prices. I’m in good shape, FMJ 230gr I picked up at 28c per round a year ago, and Hornaday Critical Duty at 80c (I was not shy ordering several thousand rounds at those prices).
    One character online is selling FMJ ball ammo, brass case for $1.10 per round….and people will buy it no doubt. Reloaders I know say primers are a bitch to get now too.

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  129. Cheque d'Out says:

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  131. Liz says:

    Mike said sitting in the back of the plane felt a little like 1916 trench warfare. Everyone was huddled in their little seat with the aisle between. Whenever someone would cough folks would visibly cringe and duck as though it were incoming artillery.
    He came up with the idea of the social distancing whistle, to keep around one’s neck next to the purell bottle.
    The stews aren’t serving on flights, the mood is somber.
    Then the empty airports with their announcements. “Please wash your hands to avoid the virus” “please practice proper social distancing to avoid the virus” “your compliance is appreciated”.
    “Interesting times” doesn’t really cover the weirdness of what’s going on now.

    In other related news, the USAF academy just lost two cadets to suicide. The senior class has been on confinement orders (like solitary confinement) for weeks. Shockingly this has impacted the mental health of young people in good condition in the cohort least likely to die from the coronavirus. I’d say it’s like jail, but they are letting people out of jail.

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  132. Ame says:

    In other related news, the USAF academy just lost two cadets to suicide. The senior class has been on confinement orders (like solitary confinement) for weeks. Shockingly this has impacted the mental health of young people in good condition in the cohort least likely to die from the coronavirus. I’d say it’s like jail, but they are letting people out of jail.

    oh, that’s so terrible and tragic, Liz. no logic in there 😦

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