Young Men — Argue Less, Be More

People have discussions, sometimes heated. Sometimes people discuss maters in good faith, and one can have a productive talk.  In other cases, they do not discuss in good faith, often this happens when their position is weak, and they either consciously or subconsciously know it.  The big thing that tends to happen is that the “discussion” goes on and  on.  By keeping it going, the person with the weaker hand forestalls losing the discussion, often with things being so confused when it ends they they view it as either a victory or draw.  

Of course, there are lots of methods to lengthen arguments, name-calling, changing the subject, moral equivalence, emotional outbursts, and so on.  Often, there is s dose of projection in there somewhere.  All of that is crap.  If they are not engaging in good faith, don’t put up with it.

What to do instead?  When your case is good, just state it calmly, let facts and logic be your guide.  When the other side attempts to drive you off via distractions, just walk away.  From the manosphere perspective, this is an alpha-type maneuver. So you get that benefit, which is good. 

The other side might try to convince themselves that they won because you walked away, but deep down they know better.  They will probably go on living the life of cognitive dissonance, but maybe a seed was planted for the future.  

Exit question — In how many cases is “not playing their game” effective?

Posted in FarmBoy, HowTo, Politics
175 comments on “Young Men — Argue Less, Be More
  1. okrahead says:

    Well yes, because hysterical womynz can always be won over with facts and logic, especially well-formulated syllogisms. So of course argue with them. On an entirely unrelated side note this is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving ‘murican womynz the right to vote. It is entirely coincidental that this is the year the republic has chosen to come crashing down around our ears.

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  2. okrahead says:

    President impeached for ?????
    Xi TB economic depression.
    BLM/Antifa attempt to overthrow Western civilization and establish African Gay Marxist Utopia.
    Murder Hornets.
    Giant Carnivorous Lizards invade Georgia.
    Alcoholic murder monkey.

    All on the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to vote.

    Repeal the 19th and save the world.

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  3. theshadowedknight says:

    Most of my arguments end in some kind of veiled threat of physical or social reprisal. I find that works great for the left. They are terrified of being outgrouped, and it shows. Just let them know you consider them ‘other’ and will treat them as such and they quite often fall in line.

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  4. h0neyc0mb says:

    I’ll just leave this rat here for yenz ..

    Partisans of America

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  5. b g says:

    LOL, well, just sayin’ there are definite traits ;-D

    [Perhaps at least partially taking the advice in the OP he is]

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  6. Larry G says:

    blowing shit up….

    Liked by 1 person

  7. theshadowedknight says:

    Bloom, what in the hell is going on over at your blog? The comments section is madness.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Farm Boy says:

    Teen Who Makes Teddy Bears for Children of Fallen Law Enforcement Receiving Death Threats

    “…we got hundreds of comments wanting my dad dead and saying they hope he gets shot in the face. I have stayed silent until now, but I’m not doing that anymore.

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public


  10. Farm Boy says:

    NASCAR recently announced, to the glee of the left, that a “noose” had been found in racer Bubba Wallace’s garage, but people were skeptical since there was no release of a photo of said noose nor of the security cams that cover every inch of these bays that contain millions of dollars worth of cars and parts


  11. Tsk thanks for the heads up, I actually stopped writing it bc the comments dragged me down. I am almost afraid to look… gah.

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  12. But first…

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  13. theshadowedknight says:

    Bloom, I would ban Fuzzie. He looks to have gone off the deep end, and is picking fights. A commenter with a monomania like that is poison to a community. I’m sympathetic to disliking police, but he has nearly two hundred comments about it. That isn’t normal. That’s the internet equivalent of a ranting street preacher or getting an essay over text message.

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  14. b g says:

    Hmmm, well actually I know quite a bit about birds, a damn sight more than I know about women. I only sort of understood one(1) and she was clearly a unicorn so it doesn’t really count then does it ;-D

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Well yes, because hysterical womynz can always be won over with facts and logic…”

    Are you sitting comfortably? I have some difficult news to give you

    [What the difficult news it would be?]

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  16. Cheque d'Out says:

    Fuzzy left this blog (voluntarily, I didn’t kick him or push him) because he couldn’t stop picking arguments with Ton. Specifically arguments leading to discussion areas that require sensitive handling (for my benefit). Ton was the reasonable guy (shocking as that might sound (to Ton in particular)). All I said was to cut out the provocations, discuss those issues elsewhere if you must. Intelligent people can leave things left unsaid but likely understood and can also understand that discussing them will not change the other’s mind – agree to disagree, talk about other things.

    Same thing said to both, one didn’t need to hear it (thank you, you’re a gentleman), the other left because of it (I don’t really understand why, I was plain that the provocations were the only issues that I had, I didn’t need an apology or explanation).

    I’d recommend a straight conversation with him as, putting you and your blogs health aside for the moment, I don’t think that it’s doing Fuzzy’s mindset any favours. It sounds like he’s lost to emotion and hooked on argument. I’d still like to see him handling things better and being happier. I have no ill will towards him at all, never had any. Having said that, I’ll not enter into arguments with him and won’t host any such arguments here. Keep it calm and even, brother.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    In another blatantly partisan move, Twitter has banned a political satirist who makes memes, almost certainly because President Trump has previously retweeted some of his work.


  18. Farm Boy says:

    Newspaper executive Peter Wright has slammed big tech for secretively developing and changing algorithms for news distribution without giving the industry any indication whatsoever of what they are doing.


  19. Farm Boy says:

    This is the difficulty with the entire effort to reason with extremists: They don’t really want to reach an agreement

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  20. Larry G says:

    Lefty Retards dreams of revolution….

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Ame says:

    Bloom, just quietly shut down comments on your blog. Don’t need to say anything.


  22. Larry G says:

    “Bloom, just quietly shut down comments on your blog. Don’t need to say anything.” or leave it alone, gives him a place to rant and no one reads it or cares..


  23. I try and make it a policy not to argue with anyone, whether on the internet or in meat-space as its not really of any benefit to me. Now if I think that someone is purposefully trying to mislead others, I may try something like, “So you’re saying, ?” Posting a link showing how that’s obviously false is all I’m then inclined to do, after that people can make up their own minds.

    “Well yes, because hysterical womynz can always be won over with facts and logic, especially well-formulated syllogisms.”

    Yeah, see not worth the effort of an argument with them. They don’t think and facts don’t care about their feelings. Next.

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  24. Saw this earlier this morning. It has no relation to the issue over on other peoples blogs.

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  25. h0neyc0mb says:

    Exit question .. meet Shark-Man .. he ain’t got no time for jibber jabber ..


  26. Larry G says:

    meanwhile, somewhere in the mountains of Colorado……

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  27. Liz says:

    (Linked earlier).
    This is why I’m so much happier when I take a break from the news for a couple of days.
    Here’s a guy punching out a mall worker!
    Here’s a couple of thugs eating fruit in the grocery store and putting it back!
    Here’s an asshole shoving a woman on a walker!
    And now….
    assholes are threatening a teen who makes teddy bears for children of fallen LEOs.

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  28. Larry G says:

    cat walk model fashion show…

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  29. Liz says:

    Thanks Larry, I needed that. 😆

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Larry G says:

    totally unperturbed…u r welcome

    Liked by 4 people

  31. Larry G says:

    tastes like chicken…

    Liked by 4 people

  32. Liz says:
    SlateStarCodex was an excellent blog.
    The blog owner was a “leftie” but capable of thought, and he had a lot of good insights and used actual data (and often agreed with the right on a lot of things, particularly feminist issues and false rape claims).
    Now he has closed his doors because the NYTimes is doxxing him.
    He is legitimately concerned this will impact his real life job (he’s a doctor).

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  33. Larry G says:

    Human, I TOLD you it’s my dinner time….

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  34. I guess bears would rather pick than strum. Makes sense really.

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  35. Can’t beat Zoolander, uh, I mean Hansel. Hansel won, right?

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  36. Tastes like Paltrow’s candles.

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  37. I’d only found him a year or two ago, but he was too lefty for me to read frequently.

    NYT hates “data” as it often conflicts with their agenda.

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  38. “Who runs Bartertown?”

    “Mr. Whiskers runs Bartertown!”

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  39. Larry G says:

    Pure bad fuckery…

    Old man goes to the doctor. The doctor says “The test results are back, and I’m sad to say you have cancer and Alzheimer’s.”. The old man says “Phew! At least it’s not cancer!”

    What’s the most expensive haircut in the world ? Chemotherapy

    How many cancer patients does it take to change a lightbulb? 10, 1 to change the lightbulb 9 to talk about how inspired they are.

    My friend’s mother was never a font of sympathy, but always the one to see beyond the darkness. Upon learning about her daughter’s cancer diagnosis she said, “Well honey, at least you’ll lose some weight!”

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  40. Liz says:

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  41. Larry G says:

    Round #1 – Cat vs Rocky Banana; Banana wins…

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Liz says:

    Aw, poor kitten. 😆

    OT: Our robins have hatched! The parents are very aggressive now…I put a carpet under the concrete so if they try to fly and can’t hopefully they’ll land on something soft.

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  43. Larry G says:

    A young woman was taking golf lessons and had just started playing her first round of golf when she suffered a bee sting. Her pain was so intense that she decided to return to the clubhouse for medical assistance. The golf pro saw her heading back and said, “You are back early, what’s wrong?” “I was stung by a bee!” she said. “Where?” he asked. “Between the first and second hole.” she replied. He nodded and said, “Your stance is far too wide.”

    How did the medical community come up with the term “PMS”? “Mad Cow Disease” was already taken.

    A man is being arrested by a female police officer, who informs him, “Anything you say can and will be held against you.” The man replies, “Boobs!”

    How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart? When she starts her sentence with, “A man once told me…”

    How are women and tornadoes alike? They both moan like hell when they come, and take the house when they leave.

    A man saw a lady with big breasts. He asked, “Excuse me, can I bite your breasts for $1000?” She agrees, so they go to a secluded corner. She opens her blouse and the man puts his face in her breasts for 10 minutes.” Eventually the lady asks, “Aren’t you gonna bite them?” He replies, “No, it’s too expensive.”

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  44. @larry Good humor goes a long way.

    My path report came back negative, so I’m relieved and thankful. My kids are still young so I have to hang around for a bit longer, of course no one is guaranteed anything.

    We’ve had 3 fathers die in the last couple of years, leaving 7 grade school kids with just their moms.

    For all the HIPAA stuff you have to sign, I think’s its strange that while lying in pre/post you get to hear the docs tell other patients all about how many polyps or the size and character of biopsies he took out of them and other sundry info.

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  45. “No, it’s too expensive.”

    Well, I didn’t ROTF, but I did audibly chuckle, which for me is the equivalent of ROTF.

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  46. Larry G says:

    KHH, I been down this road since I was diagnosed in 2012…I have a nicely honed sense of black humor and damn little false sympathy to give to anyone, including myself. The first time the Dr. told me I had cancer in his office, I told him I was not not about to pay for his fucking Mercedes Benz sports car. During radiation treatments, told one of the nurses I was going to take a second job, a glow in the dark traffic light.

    No one gets out of this life alive so I’m not real worried about what does or does not happen tomorrow

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  47. Ame says:

    It’s not that there haven’t always been sick people in this world, it’s that they’re now celebrated and applauded while demeaning and harassing the good people.

    I stay away from news as much as possible.

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  48. Ame says:

    Larry, that squirrel is hilarious!

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Larry G says:

    A list of crappy things that happen after cancer treatment, first hand knowledge:

    Takes 30 minutes to take a piss in the morning
    Wiping your ass can be a real adventure
    Bald is the new beautiful and you shout for joy seeing one eyebrow hair coming back
    Food looses most of it’s taste, salt and lemons are your friends
    Sunrise is the best time of day, means you didn’t kick off during the night
    Sex with my wife takes a LOT longer to start and finish, she likes it, make me exhausted
    When I chase her for sex, she has to slow down some to allow me to catch her
    Smartasses asking me how I feel today after getting zapped with gamma radiation; I grab my balls with my right hand and tell them “with my fingers”

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    HOW A CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR TURNED THE LEFT’S CANCEL CULTURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ITSELF. “#CancelYale is now trending, and [Jesse] Kelly should do a victory lap for turning this idiotic fetish among American liberals against itself:”


  51. Larry G says:

    Three ladies were on a bus stop bench. One of the ladies looks at the other and asks her if she is Native American, She says, “Yes, I’m Arapaho.” “Is that so?” says the first, “It just happens that I’m a Navajo.” The third lady looks at both of them and says, “I’m a Dallas hoe.”

    Everyone says the world would be better off if it was run by women. Sure, maybe there wouldn’t be violence and territorial conquests fueled by male testosterone. But instead, we’d have a bunch of jealous countries that aren’t talking to each other.

    An investigative journalist went to Afghanistan to study the culture and was shocked to discover that women were made to walk ten paces behind the men. She asked her guide why and he said, “Because they are considered of lesser status.” Outraged the journalist went home. A year later she returned covering violence in the region and was surprised to see the women walking ten paces ahead. She turned to her guide and this time asked, “What has changed?” The guide answered, “Land mines.”

    Three guys and a lady were sitting at the bar talking about their professions. The first guy says, “I’m a YUPPIE. You know, Young, Urban, Professional.” The second guy says, “I’m a DINK. You know, Double Income, No Kids.” The third guy says, “I’m a RUB. You know, Rich Urban Biker.” They turn to the woman and ask, “So what are you?” The woman replies, “I’m a WIFE. You know – Wash, Iron, Fuck, Etc.”

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  52. Larry G says:

    That hit the spot, Sumo!


  53. Farm Boy says:

    The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the government’s motion to dismiss the criminal charges against Michael Flynn.

    Liked by 1 person

  54. Larry G says:

    well nuts…First Africa sent us black slaves (that was a HUGE mistake as it turns out, cause some moron freed them awhile back), hurricanes several times a year, terrorists and idiot refugees who like white women and building shit that explodes, now a dust cloud..when will the send something good?


  55. Ame says:

    I’d even go so far as to say that the sick people are being worshipped


  56. Cheque d'Out says:

    “I have a nicely honed sense of black humor”

    I had noticed how well you fit in around here

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  57. So it looks like the wind correctly blows west to east in the northern hemisphere, but …


  58. Larry G says:

    welp, tomorrow I play Dead Turkey for the Day, sans the stuffing up my ass and cranberry sauce. Looking forward to several days of laying around, pissing and moaning…naw, got shit to do
    Then on Friday, better get my Mrs some flowers or something, 27 year wedding anniversary , not a bad per-year purchase (bride) price I might add

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  59. Ame says:

    Sumo – that bear is hilarious!

    Are you back at work yet?


  60. Ame says:

    Happy anniversary, Larry, to both of you 💖

    Liked by 4 people

  61. David Foster says:

    Bloom, I’ve found your blog to be thoughtful, interesting, & worthwhile….hope you won’t give up on it. Maybe turn on comment moderation? Some bloggers have it set up so that first-time commenters have to be approved, but once approved, successive posts from them go through untouched.

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  62. h0neyc0mb says:

    Tradewinds brother .. I’ve flown in that sand ..

    It coats the airframe brown and can’t be good for the engines.

    When you break-out on top it’s like getting above a haze layer in the Southern USsA.

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  63. Cill says:

    6:16 am down under, black as pitch. Wild weather is forecast for today. We are awake and hunkered down looking eastward over the Pacific. My woman started singing and we all (my 2 kids and me) joined in. She is remembering a mighty get together here before the wuflu.

    People came from near and far to my place. Most were related by blood and marriage and they brought many close friends with them, such as my woman and her parents. They brought a ton of musical instruments, and man they can play. Among other things we arranged ourselves above the cliff and rendered O Fortuna across the sea and damn near blasted the sky off of its hinges.

    Good as this:

    If it’s good enough for the same, it’s good enough for the antipodes.

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  64. Today’s cheetahs are lazy. When I was a kid cheetahs could run 70 mph, now they only do 60? Harrumph, I say! Harrumph!

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  65. Cheque d'Out says:

    Did they go metric?


  66. Gunner Q says:

    “In 2015, the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s official website urged patients to “Become a Kung Flu Fighter! Get Your Flu Shot!” The website has been taken down, but a copy of it was retained by an Internet archiving website.

    “It was unclear why the hospitals were referencing “Kung Flu,” other than to make an attempt at humor. Unlike now, the term was not used during a pandemic when an outbreak began in China, as it did with COVID-19.

    “White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred with reporters Monday about the term “Kung Flu,” declaring that the moniker was meant to link COVID-19 to its place of origin.

    “Trump referred to the coronavirus as “Kung Flu” on Saturday night during his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. McEnany was asked about the phrase multiple times during the briefing Monday.

    “CBS reporter Weijia Jiang first brought up the topic, asking why the president uses “racist” terms such as “Kung Flu.””

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  67. Liz says:

    Trump just won his court case on forcing hospitals and insurers to disclose rates normally hidden from patients. While the media hyperventilates over how many scoops of ice cream he has, he is quietly trying to reform the darkest areas of healthcare through real capitalistic competition rather than the current crony capitalism and socialism by force.

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  68. Liz says:

    Had a comment lost.
    When I tried to repost it said “looks like you’ve already said that!”


  69. Farm Boy says:

    “So as recently as last week, leading Democrats called it a life-or-death issue for the Senate to take up this subject this month. Well, here we are. Ready to address it. But now, in the last 48 hours, this bizarre new ultimatum. Now they don’t want to take up the issue. They don’t want debate. They don’t want amendments. They’ll filibuster police reform from even reaching the floor of the Senate unless the majority lets the minority rewrite the bill behind closed doors and in advance,” the Republican leader noted.


  70. Cheque d'Out says:

    Could have been one of my dad’s concoctions

    Liked by 3 people

  71. Sumo says:

    Oh, you silly, silly limeys……

    [Probably OK if wearing a mask you are]

    Liked by 1 person

  72. Farm Boy says:

    Videos Emerge of White Leftist Agitators Attempting to Lecture Black Police Officers on Racism

    In one video clip, a white leftist agitator explains that nearby black police officers are “part of the system” and that “just because they’re black doesn’t mean that they’re not a part of the problem.”


  73. Farm Boy says:

    Australia’s taxpayer funded public broadcaster ABC is facing ridicule after announcing it would host a debate asking if chess is racist because the white team traditionally gets to go first under the rules of the game.

    Liked by 2 people

  74. Farm Boy says:

    BET Founder Robert Johnson Mocks Crowds Pulling Down Statues, Canceling TV Shows, Apologizing For Being White


  75. Farm Boy says:

    By the way, did you know that Bishop George Berkeley, for whom both the City of Berkeley and the University were named, owned slaves? (You could see that coming a mile off, couldn’t you?) Berkeley not only owned slaves, but donated them and his plantation to . . . wait for it . . . Yale University!


  76. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—Looking to protect their statues and other municipal monuments, cities and towns across the country have begun disguising their statues as Karl Marx.


  77. b g says:

    Hmmm, have got to say that most male Canucks agree ;-D

    Liked by 1 person

  78. Farm Boy says:

    Lowery and his industry allies contend that the national tumult stemming from the police killing of George Floyd is a prime opportunity to overhaul journalism’s very mission statement. “Neutral objectivity” as an aspiration, he argues in a Times essay, has failed, and should be replaced by “moral clarity.”


  79. Larry G says:

    “Minnesota state Rep. Steve Green on Tuesday stated the obvious that virtually everyone else has been tiptoeing around and pretending isn’t there: “What you’re looking at, in my humble opinion, is communism moving into Minneapolis and St. Paul.” And not just Communism, but the Leftist/Islamic alliance. Green asserted that Antifa and Muslim organizations plan to “police Minneapolis under Muslim rule.” Those who scoff at such a notion simply aren’t paying attention to recent developments.”

    I don’t think the females will be enjoying this very much in the near future…best get used to wearing hijab ladies, er…property.


  80. Larry G says:

    RPG, I actually enjoyed reading that article…it seems that the outer bands on the shitstorm hurricane is about to make landfall on the happy-ass US of A!

    Liked by 1 person

  81. Larry G says:

    In case I’m laid up for a few days after tomorrows fun and giggles….Slovakian Ladies Part 1

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  82. Larry G says:

    Slovakian Ladies Part 2

    Liked by 3 people

  83. Farm Boy says:

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  84. Larry G says:

    Slovakian Ladies Part 3

    Liked by 4 people

  85. How to be an angry snowflake! (Funny!)

    Liked by 2 people

  86. b g says:

    Okay RPG, I’ll see that, and raise you this one ;-D

    Liked by 1 person

  87. RichardP says:

    From the link Bloom provided above: Calfo Eakes LLP, the law firm representing the group, said in a statement the lawsuit is “not a step (their) clients have taken lightly,” adding that they stand with the Black Lives Matter movement …

    I wonder if those clients know what the BLM movement’s mission is, that they should stand with them.

    From the beginning of the article:

    Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.

    Note that their only interest is in violence perpetrated by the state. Nowhere do they state that they are interested in the violence that black men perpetrate on each other. Further down, they state:

    We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

    This is the stuff that the Seattle homeowners and business owners “stand with”?? BLM’s stated goal is to disrupt, rather than encourage and support, the nuclear family structure. Given their language, I assume there is no room for dads in their extended families and villages. So they will continue, and exacerbate, the cycle of young men growing up mentored by women rather than strong dads – young men who will not respect authority, and who will continue the cycle of crime which puts them into the gunsights of police.

    If you open the Black Lives Matter link that I provided, click on “About” at the top of the page, and then click on “Our Co-Founders” at the bottom of the drop-down list. Skim through it to get a flavor of the sensibilities these three founders bring to the movement.

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  88. Initial thoughts


    Cue the Outrage

    Alt-right extremists, WN naturally



  89. Whoops, also posted on the wrong thread!

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  90. Cheque d'Out says:

    A lovely heart-warming tale for progressive chillunz. Tell it slowly because they’re somewhat retarded and it may take some time for them to understand

    One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up
    to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining
    the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and
    stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been
    pulverized with rocks. “What’s this?” she asked.

    “Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.

    “What happened to the carpet?” she asked.
    “The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.
    Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the
    planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a
    toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fibre

    “Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”
    “Where’s the water?” asked Greta.
    “Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, ‘Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”
    “Why’s there no running water?” Greta asked, becoming a little peevish.

    “Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at MIT,
    “Where do we begin?” There followed a long monologue about how sink
    valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which
    has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric
    earth-moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has
    to be smelted to a make metal, and that’s tough to do with only
    electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity,
    the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of
    Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because
    of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the
    whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants
    and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax
    and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating
    a copper smelting furnace and . . .

    “What’s for breakfast?” interjected Greta, whose head was hurting.

    “Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”
    “How so, raw?” inquired Greta.
    “Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for
    petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products
    essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was
    educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook
    eggs. Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully
    cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you
    can find oranges in Sweden anymore.

    “But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented Greta.
    “Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”
    “What?!” interjected Greta. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”
    “Not anymore,” explained godmother “The production of penicillin
    requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know
    your organic chemistry, is petroleum-based. Lots of people are dying,
    which is problematic because there’s not any easy way of disposing of
    the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t
    really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture,
    which are rapidly disappearing – being used on the black market for
    roasting eggs and staying warm.”

    This represents only a fraction of Greta’s day, a day without
    microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day
    without carbon-fibre boats to sail in, but a day that will save the
    Tune in tomorrow when Greta needs a root canal and learns how Novocain is synthesized.

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  91. Farm Boy says:

    And without anything to struggle against, Bubba Wallace would have to focus on winning races, instead of winning in the court of public opinion. This “noose” incident – which he reportedly he never saw; his team reported it – was a low-risk (no physical pain or financial sacrifice involved) way to push his own victimhood. No wonder he doesn’t want to let it go.


  92. Farm Boy says:

    Shor was fired after tweeting out some research that supported the idea that “race riots” wind up hurting the Democratic Party, an idea that many progressives find offensive.


  93. Farm Boy says:

    ‘I Think We’ve Found All The Institutions Founded By Racists And We Can Just Stop Looking For Them Now,’ Says Planned Parenthood Spokesperson Nervously

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  94. Farm Boy says:

    Tim Scott Rips Dems For Once Again Failing On Any Meaningful Action

    They had a reasonable bill that would have allowed greater training and action. But Democrats don’t want actual solutions, they just want continued chaos.


  95. Farm Boy says:

    Somebody should compile the toll of cancel culture and publish it

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  96. Cheque d'Out says:

    I hope that Larry has a good day. At least, as good as is possible under the circumstances.

    Liked by 4 people

  97. “CBS reporter Weijia Jiang ”

    Chinese Broadcasting System?


  98. “Man who claims he was shot five times in Seattle’s no-cop zone says the cops left him out there to die”


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  99. Liz says:

    “Man who claims he was shot five times in Seattle’s no-cop zone says the cops left him out there to die”

    “I purposely went into a cop free zone to be free of cops. Then it stayed cop free! How dare they!!”

    These people are truly mentally disturbed.
    Also (apparently) horrible shots, as I always expected. Shot five times recently and alive ad well enough to whine like a bitch about it.

    [Add this I will]

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  100. Cheque d'Out says:

    [British police like the long titles do they not?]

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  101. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Man who claims he was shot five times in Seattle’s no-cop zone says the cops left him out there to die”

    Claims? Shirley it’s just a matter of counting holes, even leftards should be able to count to five. Tricky if some popped out again while others commenced nesting behaviour. Count the small holes going in, not the gig ones coming out

    [Perhaps Shirley can count not]

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  102. Cheque d'Out says:

    Has the inevitable civil war in the laba party begun?

    *rubs hands together* I hope so. Anti-semitic majority of membershit vs Bliarite leadershit. May they both go to hell.

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  103. Liz says:

    Note about fuzzy (sorry, I have to say it):
    A productive thing to do might be a poll along the following lines:
    “Should three be the maximum number of consecutive posts from a single participant?”
    Yay or Nay.
    His post ridiculing the teddy bear girl has pretty much put me over the edge.
    What a @()1&_(@@@@@!!!!!!

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  104. Farm Boy says:

    Images and video from 2017 and 2019, published on news websites and social media, show at least two garages side by side at Talladega with similar loops in their pull ropes. The loops are no bigger than would fit a wrist and appear to be formed by a simple slipknot.

    So there we have it. Much ado about nothing.

    Phelps seems to think that’s the end of it. He thought the worst of the people who are the heart and soul of his organization and then went out and incited hatred against them. He leaped to malicious conclusions about his fellow citizens, against all prudence and common sense, and now he thinks all is forgiven.


  105. Farm Boy says:

    Cambridge University reacted to one of its academics tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter” by ignoring the backlash and promoting her to a full professorship.

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  106. Farm Boy says:

    Goldman Sachs’ state-level tracker shows similar trends. The volume of coronavirus tests has risen 23% in the past two weeks, but positive results have increased just 1.3 percentage points to 6.2%. Meanwhile, deaths have fallen over the past two weeks by 12%.

    This is bad news for those who, for a variety of reasons, seek to plunge us back into lockdowns and social isolation, despite the proven devastating economic impacts that would have. If COVID-19 deaths aren’t rising, and they aren’t, the rationale for shutdowns evaporates.


  107. Farm Boy says:

    “If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it,” Newsome replied. “And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.”


  108. okrahead says:

    In the “lynching era” in American history there were 6,500 lynchings over 85 years, for an average of 76.47 murders a year.
    As of 6/25, there have been 232 blacks killed by other blacks in Chicago alone this year alone.
    At the current rate that means there will be six times as many blacks killed by other blacks in a year, in Chicago alone, as there were blacks killed per year in the entire nation by lynching at the worst of the post-reconstruction era.
    The grandparents of most of the rioters now in the streets had not even been born when lynching had been eliminated in the U.S.

    [Apparently Black people care about Black lives not]

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  109. okrahead says:

    Number of posts is a moot point. Going after teddy bear girl was a bridge too far.

    Liked by 1 person

  110. okrahead says:

    There have been 1,620 shootings in Chicago this year. Seven of those were by police officers, meaning CPD account 0.4% of shootings this year.
    There have been 310 homicides in Chicago this year, of which three (justifiable) homicides were police officers shooting criminals, meaning CPD accounts for 0.9% of Chicago’s homicides.
    My observation is that due to the departmental depredations CPD faces from the Lilliputian lesbian currently occupying the mayoralty, the police are NOT BRUTAL ENOUGH. If you are going to police a brutal, lawless people you must be prepared to use brute force. Or, to borrow from Churchill, they will be either at your feet or at your throat.

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  111. Farm Boy says:

    Seattle Strikes Down Drug And Prostitution Loitering Laws, Citing Racial Origins


  112. Farm Boy says:

    “Mass migration, disruptive impacts of technologies, strengthen the global health security, stop, stop the cold… war… future that we’re talking about. We’re talking about a [stumble], a peaceful cold war [stumble]. What are we talkin’ about?”


  113. Farm Boy says:

    BET Founder on White People Tearing Down Statues: ‘Frankly, Black People Don’t Give a Damn’

    “White Americans seem to think that if they just do sort of emotionally or drastic things that black people are going to say, ‘Oh my God, white people love us because they took down a statue of Stonewall Jackson.’”


  114. Farm Boy says:

    Some may ask, “If a story like this hits the mainstream, shouldn’t it be covered immediately? After all, it’s relevant considering current events.” I most certainly am not suggesting a story like this be ignored in the name of peace. What I am suggesting is that a story like this needs to be reported. Not opined, not instantaneously broken down into breathless monologues on slumping cable news channels, not turned into Instagram soundbites set to maudlin, bleak music. Reported. Like news. Because that’s what it is until there’s enough information for it to be something bigger.


  115. Cheque d'Out says:

    Moron Rubber Dong-Daily the ex-laba shadow-minister

    *ahem* I mean to say More on Rebecca Long-Bailey the ex-Labour Shadow-Minister

    [Pleasant she looks not]

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  116. Liz says:

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  118. Note the apparent color of the man in the red shirt, too! Good for him! We’re all sick of it I think!

    Liked by 4 people

  119. JPF says:

    If the man in red had been white:
    a) the MSM media would have had a field day, presenting this as some racist and hateful act. Maybe even “terrorism”.
    b) At least some of the blacks watching would have attacked him physically.

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  120. Too many videos like this will lead to bad things…

    Liked by 1 person

  121. Liz says:

    Our robin nest

    Liked by 5 people

  122. theshadowedknight says:

    Bloom, that is already bad things. Joggers shooting people with fireworks is already bad. Joggers looting and burning cities is already bad. The left is already fighting the race war. The right needs a leader to summon them to war.

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  123. Tsk these are bad things. In my area, good people are fighting back w the same tactics the left is using. As in overwhelming protests against this nonsense. High time!


  124. For example, w/i an hour over 800 people signed up to protest at the sheriffs office against a new mandate. The sheriff quickly issued a statement the mandate will not be enforced. Not sure if the protest will still occur but the silent minority is activating…


  125. Silent majority I mean 🤪


  126. Cheque d'Out says:

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  129. Cill says:

    He starts off wheel-spinning but that ain’t nothing to how he finishes off. At 1:20 he switches on the afterburners and fair lets rip with all he got.

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  130. What’s this “90 count indictment released in FEB”?!? (Last paragraph in article) Didn’t they just pick this guy up yesterday?!? I am confused…


  131. Farm Boy says:

    “Journalist: I mean, they were able to fire him without having to worry about discrimination.

    Brown: Due diligence, right. Because he’s a white man. Yeah, white man. No problem. You can’t do it that easily if there are other issues.

    Journalist: Oh, it’s easier when they’re-

    Brown: White men.

    Journalist: Yeah, no protected class.

    Brown: No one has the white man’s back anymore.”


  132. Farm Boy says:

    Seattle Business Owners File Class Action Suit Against City Over Allowance of “Occupied” Zone
    Kemberlee Kaye | 6/25/2020 – 5:00pm
    “…this lawsuit is about the constitutional and other legal rights of plaintiffs — businesses, employees, and residents in and around CHOP — which have been overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large.”


  133. Farm Boy says:

    In Racist Screed, NYT’s 1619 Project Founder Calls ‘White Race’ ‘Barbaric Devils,’ ‘Bloodsuckers,’ Columbus ‘No Different Than Hitler’


  134. Farm Boy says:

    We Asked Biden’s Campaign If He Supports Removing Washington, Grant, Roosevelt & Jesus Statues, Received No Answer


  135. Farm Boy says:

    In the post just below this one, I cited a poll by Rasmussen for the proposition that unless Joe Biden gets wholeheartedly behind the police — something I doubt he’s capable of doing at this point — President Trump holds a winning hand on a very important issue. To get a sense of how the Trump campaign can leverage that hand, I invite you to watch this video that Tom Cotton prepared, and to consider helping in its dissemination.

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  136. Ame says:

    Ahhh, Liz!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  137. Farm Boy says:

    Seattle Mayor Has Had Portable Toilets Delivered and Sent Clean-up Crews to Assist the ‘Patriots’ of CHAZ

    [Full of shit they are]


  138. Farm Boy says:

    Anti-racism protests, which form the backdrop of the violence, desecration and looting going on around the U.S., are starting to look just a little bit strange to some black people.

    Made up almost solely of whites, they feature kneeling, self-abasement, calls for absolution, and vows of reparation. There have been celebrities declaring they ‘take responsibility,’ Congress members bowing in Kente cloth stoles, ritual kneelings in the street, uplifted fists of ecstasy, and in one particularly ridiculous instance, thick, pasty white protestors dancing around a fallen Columbus statue as Indian drums beat, oblivous to the logic of their declaration, in that they best go back to Europe to atone. They’ve actually become religious rituals for white people with no religion and in need of one, what with global warming not coming through on its promises of Armaggedon. National Review calls them the “white guilt cult”

    To black people though, they’re starting to get ridiculous, according to self-made tycoon Robert Johnson


  139. Farm Boy says:

    Not something you see every day

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  140. Farm Boy says:

    The CCP cannot answer this question: How long can the prosperous tyranny continue to survive trading smartphones and quality American pork for political subservience by the roughly 400 million people in China’s quasi-middle class? Don’t get hung up on an exact figure. It’s huge. But so are the 200 to 300 million in the murky stratum of workers who left home in central and western China to work in coastal China’s factories. Many lack basic legal protections.

    The Wuhan virus created a global economic malaise. Ignore the election-year doom-mongering. The American economic giant staggered, but May’s employment numbers indicate the world’s wealth-creating engine has regained its balance.

    Not so with China. In 2019, the CCP accepted President Donald Trump’s administration’s demands for trade adjustments and planned for economic retrenchments. However, the Wuhan virus accelerated economic “decoupling” with the U.S. and the rest of North America.

    Recent economic news suggests China is teetering. A China-EU investment and trade deal has snagged. Bloomberg reported defaults “in all sectors” of China’s offshore bond market have exceeded $4 billion, double that during the same period of 2019. First-quarter 2020 percentage profits, capital expenditures and retail sales may be the lowest since the 1990s.

    Big Picture: The goodie-producing economic engine that braces the CCP’s domestic political strategy needs international markets. China’s domestic economy can’t sustain it.

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