Breaking The Spell


Previously on this blog we discussed Captain Marvel. It was theorized that the blatant in-your-face girl-power aspects were such that they distracted from the story such that one did not notice what ever story was there. In a sense, distractions can break the spell, making the entertainment not so entertaining.

Professional sports seem to be learning this. Though they should have known. From here,

I became Vice Chair of Major League Baseball Promotion Corporation in 1976. My intent was to turn it into a marketing, broadcast and publishing company. My first act was to engage in a major audience survey. Nothing like that had ever been done before. We were searching for the reasons people attended games.

The most remarkable fact we discovered was that people attended for the thrill, of course, but also to avoid the real world of politics, crime, etc. People wanted to go to games and sit with fans and immerse themselves in the event. They could sit with their political adversaries and enjoy the time together without concern for anything other than the play on the field.

I lectured owners and GMs on this subject and they all adopted a “no politics” anywhere near the game approach.

We know that the NBA and NFL have gone whole-hog into BLM SJW-ness. The NBA is already paying the price. The NFL soon will. This silliness breaks the spell here also. People will realize that they can just as well live their lives without these leagues. Some, who have built their lives around sports, may work there way back to the real world. This would be a good thing. For others, they might realize that there could be more important tasks to attend to.

What is the moral here? There might be several. Perhaps commentors will chime in. But a big one is to determine if what you are selling is fragile, where the product is effectively ruined by the insertion of gobs of SJW into it. Tread carefully.

Exit question — Can such a concept as above register with SJWs?

Posted in FarmBoy, Politics, SJW
121 comments on “Breaking The Spell
  1. Well, I’m sure it dips a bit during the summer, but local sports radio is in the crapper in Louisville.

    Getting crushed by the classical music station… Ouch.

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  2. At this point I don’t think SJWs can help themselves. In fact, they would probably reason that if a thing is not Woke, it should not exist. Publishing, advertising etc. have already been occupied and razed.
    It’s like Mussolini’s doctrine of ‘Everthing inside the state, nothing outside the state.’ Everthing must be woke, nothing may be neutral.

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  3. I think they know they can’t stop clapping or its the gulag or worse for them.

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  4. theshadowedknight says:

    SJWs are evil, horrible degenerates. Look at how they fuck each other over at the slightest sign of weakness. Look at how often they do the same things they claim to oppose. Look at the results of their work. They create nothing, and destroy everything.

    They embody the seven deadly sins. They are pure evil. They must all be destroyed. Plenty of people on the left are wanting to get off the ride. The SJWs want to ride it into the ground because then everyone will be as miserable and broken as they are. They think that they will be kings over the ashes.

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  5. I am not one to watch sports anyway, I don’t even have TV, but as little as I am exposed to it, even I am annoyed by all this “wokeness” in sports today.

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  6. And now Oregon, Washington, and Cali are on fire… many suspicious fires not caused by lightning. While winds are unusually high and during the driest time of the year, too. Bad combo. Some reports of people seen throwing lit objects from vehicles on roadsides etc. Then Mt. St. Helens started venting… hopefully just a little burp. Is 2020 over yet? 😳

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  7. Ame says:

    Richard, and anyone else out here living on the west coast – may y’all and yours be safe. Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you.

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    On topic

    Imagine the hoops future productions will jump through to meet all the necessary quotas. The average film production must juggle dozens of precarious elements as is, from casting the right stars to raising the necessary funds. Other factors include on-set creative differences, marketing strategies and release date consideration.

    Adding diversity rules on top of these existing elements will make stress levels soar across the industry.

    Indie film studios may face a bigger worry. Some of the new requirements demand considerable cash to achieve, including paid internships for marginalized communities. These smaller productions proceed under very tight budgets as is.

    What happens now?

    Can we all remember why the movies are made in the first place? To entertain, enlighten and remind us of the human condition. It’s why we love movies so dearly in the first place.

    https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/reasons-oscar-diversity-rules-disaster/

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  9. One of my current favorite meme templates.

    This one is top drawer.

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  10. Uh, yeah, so fuck Hollywood and fuck the Oscars. Next.

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  11. Liz says:

    And now Oregon, Washington, and Cali are on fire… many suspicious fires not caused by lightning.

    Think the largest fire out here had a road median as the point of origin.
    So it was probably a cigarette (or, more likely since it’s Colorado…a joint), thrown out the window of a car.

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  12. Liz says:

    Fortunately our mountain got a lot of snow (and it was a heavy, wet snow).

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  13. Liz says:

    Cool thread….though not without some irony.
    If “red headed libertarian” is really a libertarian, those fire folks shouldn’t have been there helping. Shouldn’t even exist. Those people would need to rely on whatever private folks they’d arranged earlier on and paid to help them in this potentiality. Without involving the state.
    Just sayin’

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  14. CalFire wanted those people to die say that CalFire could then say, “See if you’d have given us the extra $billion or two we want each year we could have saved them!”

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    A Rhode Island professor appeared to defend the murder of a right-wing Portland protester.

    In a comment on his blog, Loomis said “I see nothing wrong with it, at least from a moral perspective.”

    https://campusreform.org/?ID=15640

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    IMDB’s parental warning on the new Netflix movie ‘Cuties’ literally states that some of the scenes in the film are “lawfully defined as pedophilia.”

    https://summit.news/2020/09/10/imdb-parental-warning-for-netflixs-cuties-says-scenes-in-movie-are-lawfully-defined-as-pedophilia/

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Arbeit macht frei

    Authorities in Quebec City, Canada have announced they will isolate “uncooperative” citizens in a coronavirus facility, the location of which remains a secret.

    https://summit.news/2020/09/09/quebec-city-says-it-will-isolate-uncooperative-citizens-in-secret-corona-facility/

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Georgia lawmakers slammed Disney for filming its new film Mulan in parts of China where the government is accused of serious human rights abuses after they threatened to refuse to film in Georgia over an abortion bill

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/10/georgia-lawmakers-disney-china-concentration-camps-kemp-loeffler-hice/

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    SANTA MONICA, CA—Local Black Lives Matter protestor and prolific looter Shawndo Boogerlilly took to Twitter yesterday to express his frustration after realizing his newly acquired TV needed electricity to work properly.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/californian-looter-frustrated-his-new-tv-requires-electricity-to-work

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  21. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

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  22. Gunner Q says:

    “Richard, and anyone else out here living on the west coast – may y’all and yours be safe. Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you.”

    Donate a lung? It’s like smoking without the nicotine here.

    I think the wave of arson is partially motivated by COVID. People are lashing out after six months of lockdowns, economic uncertainty and bans on socializing. Me, I haven’t seen my meatspace friends for six months now. Half of them are true believers and the other half aren’t yet willing to openly defy government. When Normies are having that much trouble, it’s no surprise that the crazies along the Left Coast are starting to crack after half a year of endless media fear-mongering.

    That might be partly why so many of them are doing the Burn Loot Maim dance, too. What else are they supposed to do… relax on the beach? Grab a beer with friends? Blow off steam at the gym? Watch the ball game?

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  23. Larry G says:

    in case anyone is bored….

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  24. JPF says:

    Netflix movie ‘Cuties’ literally states that some of the scenes in the film are “lawfully defined as pedophilia.”

    I suggest we remember that what our culture considers a “child” is foolish. Most people consider it a bad idea if a woman gets married before finishing high school; so before age 18.
    And some even think it is bad to marry before “at least” age 24.
    These age numbers are encouraged by the expectation that people should finish school before being accepted as an adult. And now we try to extend that another four years, by adding a university degree after completing high school.

    So we act as if anyone aged 23 or younger is too young to marry, and act as if it is abuse for a woman younger than that to marry. Or at a minimum, we act as if anyone aged 17 or younger is too young to marry. And therefore we consider any marriage or sexual consideration of such a “child” to be pedophilia.

    But all of the above are foolish. When I was young, I knew a young woman, aged about 12. She had approximately DD-sized breasts. I do not interact much with young people now, so I cannot give any recent examples.
    There is no way this young woman I mentioned had the body of a “child”. You might argue that her mind was still childish, but that would be more due to her family and cultural environment, rather than an inability to take on responsibilities. This young woman was certainly unusual in the extent of her development, but she was not still a child.
    We allow “children” aged 12 to babysit other children, for hours at a time, with no adult supervision. Obviously there is a difference between having sole responsibility for children for several hours and having permanent responsibility for those children. But, we do accept that a 12-year old can show responsibility, even to the extend that this 12-year old is the only adult around who can care for and protect the children. Therefore we act as if this 12-year old is not an immature child.

    What real reason is there for a sexually-developed young woman to not marry? I suggest the limit for marriage should be whether she has a woman’s body, and the opinion/permission of her father, rather than her calendar age. One may be ready for marriage before age 18; another may still be unacceptable at age 30.
    Ezekiel 16 gives a parable / metaphor where God is depicted as observing that young Israel has grown breasts and hair. Then later God observes that she is ready for love/marriage, and God is depicted as initiating a covenant with Israel, and she became God’s. There may be a time between the observation that puberty has started, and God observing that she is ready for love; perhaps a long time, or at least enough time for the development of the breasts to complete. Beyond the initiation of puberty, there is no strict time limit shown however.

    Now, assuming that you accept that her calendar age is not particularly relevant, what would you think of these particular actors? I am not about to watch this film; it does sound slimy. But judging from the first picture shown on the linked page, the two leftmost actors shown are not sexually-undeveloped children. The movie script may portray them as immature children, but the particular actors they chose to act the parts are not pre-pubescent children.

    And if it is not wrong for a sexually-developed woman to be given in marriage by her father, regardless of her age, then the sexuallization of the young woman is not much different than the sexuallization of any woman. The film storyline may still be repulsive, but the purported age of the character is, I think, less a concern than how the character is portrayed or treated in the film.
    A young woman can be easily deceived… but this does not change greatly with age. Women of any age should be subject to the authority and protection of their fathers, to avoid genuine abuse.

    I would agree that focusing on a 12-year old female for marriage is a bad idea… but am I right to do so? Or is this just due to my cultural conditioning? I suspect that many 15-year olds could be sufficiently prepared for marriage, should their family choose to properly train them. For men, the need to establish enough of a career/job to provide for the family will delay their suitability for marriage, but this is not due strictly to his age, but rather the needs to establish a list of regular clients and to acquire enough resources to provide shelter.
    I think at least some of the objection to this film is due to false ideas about it being abuse, or “bad”, to marry before age 18 or 24. And that portion of the objection is invalid.

    Here is my exit question: How much of your disgust for this movie is because of how the characters are treated, and how much is because they are labelled as “children” or “pre-teens”? How would your perceptions change, if you were not told the purported calendar age of the characters, and instead you were merely shown their emotional and sexual maturity levels?

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  25. theshadowedknight says:

    Let the Left Coast burn, until its people can be raided and pushed into the sea, and its land taken for the conquering forces.

    I would agree with you, JPF. This movie is degenerate whether they are 12 or 22. Women are usually irresponsible at any age outside the influence of a man. Letting them run off to do shit like this is reprehensible for any father to do. Better to be married at 12 then whoring at 12.

    One thing that this movie does accurately portray is that it is the girls doing it. No one is forcing them into this dance group. They went looking for it. Thats something a lot of people gloss over. They are not allowed to control women, so they seek to prevent bad things happening to women by controlling men. They blame a lot of this on men when in fact it is the girls seeking it out.

    A disturbing fact of life is that many girls become mentally sexually aware before their bodies have sexually matured. Not all, perhaps not most, but certainly many. No one really likes to look too closely at it because normal, healthy men aren’t attracted to women without secondary sexual characteristics. That isn’t always the case for women. To prevent the problems this causes, most societies rigorously control their women as soon as they show signs of sexual awareness. The modern West largely does not, which is the largest reason why we are collapsing.

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  26. Ame says:

    just reread this … picked it out on my phone, and it should have read, “Bloom and Richard . . .”

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  27. Ame says:

    very glad to hear that y’all got all that good snow, Liz!

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  28. Ame says:

    oh, man, Gunner … that’s terrible. wish you had another place to go/live – you good ones are welcome in the rest of the country 🙂

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  29. Ame says:

    whoa, Larry! that’s … wow!

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  30. Sharkly says:

    Mt. St. Helens started venting… hopefully just a little burp.
    Ruh-roh!

    Can we all remember why the movies are made in the first place?
    I recently picked up a DVD boxed set of 20 Roy Rodgers movies and a boxed set of 52 shorter length old westerns to watch with my boys whenever I get the opportunity.
    The kids seem to love the older stuff too.

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  31. Sharkly says:

    Spelling Correction: Roy Rogers
    Sorry if my spelling mistake Triggered anybody with OCD.

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  32. Ame says:

    LOL! My Oldest has self-affirmed OCD tendencies .. we have fun with that 😳

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    Gallup Poll: Public Favorability Towards Corporate Spectator Sports Falls THIRTY POINTS, from +20 to -10, in a Single Year

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390114.php

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  34. Actual pedos need to have their heads lopped off. The end.

    A much bigger problem is that women over 18 get to act like they’re 9 when its comes to being responsible or accountable for their own actions as alluded to by others above.

    Who wants to put up with people who know they are basically not just above the law, but above even the most basic moral/ethical restraints?

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Los Angeles County Health Director Says She Expects Schools To Reopen ‘After The Election

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/audio-los-angeles-county-health-director-says-she-expects-schools-to-reopen-after-the-election

    [Wonder what the relationship between the election and COVID is I do]

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    The Communist government of China has combined its coronavirus ‘track and trace’ system with the country’s notorious social credit score.

    https://summit.news/2020/09/10/chinese-government-combines-track-and-trace-corona-system-with-social-credit-score/

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    [All Orange-Men now they are]

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    Massachusetts women’s college describes itself as “a women’s college that is gender diverse”

    https://notthebee.com/article/mount-holyoke-college-is-a-womens-college-that-is-gender-diverse

    [Understand this I do not]

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  39. Farm Boy says:

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  40. Liz says:

    Los Angeles County Health Director Says She Expects Schools To Reopen ‘After The Election

    A November miracle!!

    [Multiply Biden ballots like Jesus with loaves of bread they will]

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    Great Moments In Higher Education: University of Michigan Becomes First Top-Ranked College to Fully Re-Segregate

    They already had a minorities-only “Virtual Cafe.”

    Then they had — as they must — a “Non-POC” virtual cafe, also known as a Whites Only social club.

    And these were both sponsored by the Students for Social Justice.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390117.php

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    Sportswriter Jason Whitlock talked about Jessica Krug, a white woman who identified as black, likened her to Shaun King and denounced white liberals as bigots in an interview with FOX News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday. Whitlock, a columnist at ‘Outkick,’ said calling yourself a liberal is the “new KKK hood,” it allows you to be “as bigoted as you want to be.”
    “The branding has been so strong that if you put on this label of being a liberal, there is virtually nothing you can do negative against black people that will be seen as negative,” Whitlock said. “White liberals, I’m sorry, they’re the actual bigots.”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/09/09/jason_whitlock_white_liberals_are_the_actual_bigots_liberalism_is_the_new_kkk_hood.html

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  43. Ame says:

    Tim Kennedy

    This is a gentle reminder that there are nearly 2,000,000 combat veterans living in the U.S. We have been at war for almost 20 years. These warriors have lived through nightmares. Most just want to be left alone. While there has been a lot of ridicule of law-enforcement regarding their use of force especially with the recent civil unrest. You REALLY won’t like the level of violence you will see if these quiet Americans have to get involved. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived with 600 soldiers on his quest to conquer the Aztec empire upon arrival, he made history by burning his own ships…. This is the approach we will take if we have to get involved. I’m talking scorched earth! This group won’t have tasers or pepper spray. They have speed, surprise, and violence of action. To all provokers, instigators, and criminals… tread lightly.

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  44. theshadowedknight says:

    Women are all 12 to 16 mentally. They reach their adult mentality somewhere in that time period. For men its in the mid-twenties, usually about 25. Expecting women to act responsible is a futile exercise. They have to be made to act responsibly.

    That is the core issue at all of this. Fathers cannot compel daughters to act responsibly. Husbands cannot compel wives to act responsibly. Without that enforcement you get men checking out because even if they find a woman they will either get cucked or their children will be taken from them. When that happens, civilization dies, and we go back to nasty brutish, ugly, and short existences in the ruins.

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    Let the Left Coast burn
    ……

    After force relocating everyone who ever lived there but moved out

    The whole infection needs to go, not just the ones who remained

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  46. SFC Ton says:

    Women are all 12 to 16 mentally. They reach their adult mentality somewhere in that time period.
    ……

    I taught you well but you must promise to always use that knowledge for evil

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  47. Sharkly says:

    “a women’s college that is gender diverse” LOL
    Back in the day I got kicked off of Free Republic for explaining:
    “An all Black college that claimed to be racially diverse.”
    I had a little bit of fun explaining the different types of Blacks, and the next thing I knew they were saying crazy sh1t like, I had better be Black, making a comment like that. When I argued that it shouldn’t matter what color I am. They booted me for not claiming to be Black enough to tell a joke about Black diversity. How were they not the ones being racist while booting a post-racial satirist?

    Perhaps I had better come clean and make this right:
    I, Sharkly, am sorry for being a member of the Master Race. It is thoughtless of me to enjoy living in my gloriously White skin while various Untermensch and lesser races are held back by the ghastly pale sight of me, and the knowledge of my legendary privilege, whereby the fruits of all society’s labors funnel effortlessly straight into my White pockets. I will never know the pain of being from an ugly race, or a stupid race, or one of the naturally filthy races, so I am prepared to have a listening session and hear your complaints about how my race has it all. I apologize for having helped hold all other races down with my insurmountable talent, and I am prepared to spill the beans and let people of other races know the secrets of our White systemic racism. I will uncover the secrets bank teller window where we Whites go to get our free money. I will explain how gourmet meals are served on mass transit after the last minority rider disembarks. I will tell of the secret Whites-only DMV with the speedy express lanes. I will explain about the free Whites-only cable access channels with top quality entertainment. I will explain how all minority mail is held for an extra day in transit by the post office, and all minority government checks are held up for two days just for our amusement. Y’all have been lied to all your lives! Think the dryer also eats White people’s socks? Nope! Its done just to mess with y’uns. Do you wonder why stores have so few minority mannequins? That’s because most of them get chewed up training police attack dogs. There is so much I have to confess for my race, how far we have held you all back and how much we have plundered you, but for now I am emotionally exhausted, just from confessing a bit of my privilege, I need to take a break and go relax at one of our totally free Whites-only spas. Until then … Solidarity! my lower race brethren. We’ll get through this together! Or in your tongue ~ Ooga booga! /S

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  48. Sharkly says:

    My Oldest has self-affirmed OCD tendencies.
    Then stay away from Roy Rogers movies, they’re sure to have a Trigger in them.

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  49. horsemanbombadil says:

    Sharkly

    Seriously??

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  50. Sharkly says:

    You got a better horse picture? Heh heh.

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    REDWOOD CITY, CA—In its latest update to Madden NFL 21, EA Sports has unlocked a feature that allows you to replace the football with a Molotov cocktail.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/new-madden-feature-allows-you-to-replace-football-with-molotov-cocktail

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    A top press secretary for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign erupted in anger on Thursday afternoon after he was asked during a live television interview if Biden has been using a teleprompter to answer questions during media interviews.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-biden-campaign-erupts-refuses-to-answer-if-biden-using-teleprompter-during-live-interviews

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  53. Sharkly says:


    Is it too soon to wear this meme template out with my strange humor?

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Young Liz and her Dad

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    Landed on the wrong aircraft carrier

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Antifa Terrorist Arrested for Starting Wildfires In Washington State;
    Brazenly Films Own Arrest

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390133.php

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  57. Yoda says:

    Video footage from inside the cabin of a plane shows an African-American woman belligerently refusing to let a flight attendant pass her in the aisle because of “white privilege”.

    https://summit.news/2020/09/11/video-black-woman-refuses-to-let-flight-attendant-pass-her-on-plane-because-of-white-privilege/

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  58. Larry G says:

    this pisses me off enough not to want to “share it”, what the fuck good does that do? It makes me mad enough to be willing and very fucking able to shoot and kill the everyone of these black bastards. If I take out a dozen what can they do? Put a 68 yo man with terminal caner in jail for life? LOL!!! Fuck these assholes and the dogs they rode in on…

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  59. Liz says:

    Larry, I couldn’t fin the source….not that I doubt BLM would do something like this, but with the ability to manipulate photos and all that these days, you never know.

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  60. Liz says:

    It says here it was vandalized in 2016.
    When everything was peaceful and Obama was healing racial relations.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-vietnam-veterans-memorial-v-idUSKBN23C287

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  61. Larry G says:

    still pissed me right off

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  62. Talk about missing the point…

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  63. Liz says:

    A 150 dollar bed sized ice cream sandwich would probably last all winter outside up here on the mountain. Pothead must be from Colorado. 😆

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    After police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets, engaging in acts of vandalism, looting, and arson at night. According to a new report on the extent of the damage, the riots disproportionately harmed minority-owned businesses, ravaging the very black community the activists meant to defend.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/10/do-black-livelihoods-matter-kenosha-riots-ravaged-the-black-community-n917136

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    ANOTHER TRUMP PEACE DEAL: Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel, Bahrain Crown Prince will be in DC Monday. @realDonaldTrump is expected to make an offical announcement later Friday from the White House – Times Of Israel

    — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 11, 2020

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  66. Farm Boy says:

    Osama’s choice

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told then-President Barack Obama not to launch a raid to kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who wanted to assassinate Obama because he thought if Biden were president, he would destroy America

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/flashback-biden-opposed-bin-laden-raid-bin-laden-thought-biden-would-destroy-u-s-wanted-him-to-be-potus

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  67. Liz says:

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  68. RichardP says:

    More than 25 cell phones … were wiped clean of text messages and other data … [by] entering incorrect passwords too many times.

    Why buy data cleaning software when a much simpler and cheaper solution is available?

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    A dam has broken and our media are desperate to avert our eyes from it. I am stunned at the succession of positive developments that has followed the announcement almost a month ago that the United Arab Emirates is normalizing relations with Israel. Momentum is accelerating toward the long dreamed-of goal of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

    I have to pinch myself after writing such a thing to remind myself that decade after decade of strenuous effort has failed, frustrating presidents of both parties and stymieing plan after plan put forth by diplomats and NGOs. Yet, improbable as it may seem to the smart set, Donald Trump, denounced as an imminent threat to world peace by almost all the academic, diplomatic, and journalistic elites, may have triggered the process of reconciling the Arab world to peaceful coexistence with Israel.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/trumps_triumph_with_uaeisrael_accord_has_unleashed_a_preference_cascade_of_middle_east_peace_developments.html

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  70. Farm Boy says:

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Oh no! The president visited San Francisco to offer aid and maybe make fun of the Democrat politicians running the state a little bit. But as soon as he stepped off Air Force One, Secret Service lost their visual on him, his soft, persimmon-hued skin blending in perfectly with the fiery hellscape around him.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/oh-no-the-president-visited-san-francisco-and-now-no-one-can-find-him/

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    The conference has produced two public service announcements that will run during games, and another message will be produced for each individual school that teams can use during games or on scoreboards in their stadiums.

    Additionally, schools will be wearing a social justice message on the front left of their uniforms, as well as a black Big 12-branded unity sticker on the back of their helmets.

    https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29836742/big-12-anti-racism-campaign-includes-public-announcements-social-justice-messages-games

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  72. horsemanbombadil says:

    Larry at 228

    You need a spotter?

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  73. Farm Boy says:

    The funny thing about the word “systemic” is that it more often than not has no referent—that is, it often refers to nothing concrete or observable, but is essentially an expression of unverifiable belief or, in the case of assumed racism or “critical race theory,” a “social justice” delusion. There are systemic realities, of course, but racism in the U.S.—or in my country, Canada—is not one of them.

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2020/09/11/systemic-racism-think-again-n920545

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  74. Farm Boy says:

    On a field bordered with the words “End Racism” and fans booing as players from both teams linked arms before kickoff in a sign of solidarity with those fighting social injustice, the ratings and viewership decline could be an ominous sign for a league and the networks

    https://deadline.com/2020/09/nfl-ratings-down-season-kickoff-kansas-city-chiefs-coronavirus-houston-texans-nbc-1234575251/

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    An illegal gender-reveal party in South Etobicoke early yesterday morning ended in a bloody gunfight where over 80 shots were fired by various assailants

    https://thepostmillennial.com/over-80-gunshots-fired-at-etobicoke-gender-reveal-party-shootout

    [Wonder which of the 57 genders caused this I do]

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  76. Larry G says:

    The difference between a .223 being fired vs a .308 is the .223 is like a rather noisy “pop” whereas the .308 is a satisfying and loud “THUD”. I’ll take the thud

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  77. Liz says:

    I’ll take the thud

    Why not both? 😆

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  78. I would never bring my child to something like this but still… the mob is out of control!

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  79. b g says:

    “There are systemic realities, of course, but racism in the U.S.—or in my country, Canada—is not one of them.”

    This is absolutely horseshit in Canada. While David Solway *may have been fortunate enough to have avoided the impacts personally. Our federal government deliberately discriminates so systematically that any rational observer must consider it systemic. In both hiring and promotion preference is given to women and non Europeans except those speaking and writing French Joual>/i>. And not only within their bureaucrats, but those of any private organization receiving any significant public funding. The impacts are recorded annually and promotion within the upper levels of the federal bureaucracy depends upon encouraging that vile system.

    * This is highly unlikely because his wife Janice Fiamengo has publicly spoken out against quotas, affirmative action, and the censure of those opposing such biases during her own academic life.

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  80. b g says:

    Sorry, that was Joual, the language remnant of the Quebecois, the original french speaking European colony of Quebec or New France. The language is spoken with considerable difficulty with modern French speakers.

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  81. theshadowedknight says:

    Bloom, this is war, now. The Hero of Kenosha fired the first shots of the Second American Civil War. Bringing children to a protest is grossly negligent. At any point it could turn into another battleground, and this one almost did. You shouldn’t be going unless you are ready for any level of fight, and willing to accept the consequences of any actions you take. You damned sure shouldn’t be bringing women or children to something like that.

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA—The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Schindler’s List of its Best Motion Picture award for not having enough LGBTQ+ characters, people of color, and other oppressed groups.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/academy-strips-schindlers-list-of-best-picture-award-for-not-having-more-lgbtq-characters

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed on Friday that President Donald Trump’s recent success in securing peace deals in the Middle East was nothing more than “a distraction.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-nancy-pelosi-trump-securing-peace-deals-in-middle-east-is-a-distraction

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  84. Liz says:

    The New York Times is now claiming we should have closed out borders when China got its first case of covid. Of course, when we did close our borders to China (we had eight total cases in the entire US at the time), they screamed about Trump’s xenophobia crashing the economy. The WHO didn’t even call covid a pandemic until mid March and that’s when they finally recommended quarantines and travel restrictions. Because a large portion of the world listened to the WHO, most didn’t cut travel until around that time. These are the folks the democrats are pointing to a comparatively better leadership, while complaining that Trump was too late out of the other side of their mouths.

    I think liberalism must be like a mind eating bug in the software that God must’ve handed over to 11 year old programmers (not the best or brightest 11 year olds either) for 2020.

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    This Spring, Sean Doolittle, the left-wing, left-handed relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, said that America doesn’t deserve the “reward” of having spectator sports because Americans didn’t stay on lockdown as long as we should have. Or something

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/americans-register-disapproval-to-pro-sports-plunge-into-politics.php

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  86. Sharkly says:

    2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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  87. SFC Ton says:

    A dude I worked with down range was pretty upset about how the dual language thing sets up its own class system in Canda….. and he was a French speaker

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  88. Farm Boy says:

    Our federal government deliberately discriminates so systematically that any rational observer must consider it systemic. In both hiring and promotion preference is given to women and non Europeans except those speaking and writing French

    That is not systemic racism by definition. Just look at who the recipients of the goodies are in order to assess whether it is or isn’t

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  89. Stephanie says:

    “to conquer the Aztec empire upon arrival, he made history by burning his own ships…. This is the approach we will take if we have to get involved. I’m talking scorched earth! This group won’t have tasers or pepper spray. They have speed, surprise, and violence of action. To all provokers, instigators, and criminals… tread lightly.”

    Yes. I’ve heard them talking about this.

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  90. Stephanie says:

    “It says here it was vandalized in 2016.
    When everything was peaceful and Obama was healing racial relations.”

    This really has been going on since 2014 for police families… y’all just finally joined our personal hell.

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  91. Farm Boy says:

    WeVibe surveyed 1,000 men and discovered 14% of respondents confessed their Amazon smart-speaker sexually aroused them.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/rise-technosexuals-14-men-are-aroused-alexa-smart-speaker

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  92. Sharkly says:

    WeVibe surveyed 1,000 men and discovered 14% of respondents confessed their Amazon smart-speaker sexually aroused them.

    The percentage probably would have been higher if the speaker wasn’t quite as smart.
    The heck is an Amazon smart-speaker? And how do I get one?

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  93. RichardP says:

    @Stephanie said: y’all just finally joined our personal hell.

    Her, 31 with a 6-year-old son (iirc);
    Him, 24, with girlfriend and parents.

    Both sworn in as police officers 14 months ago. Both sitting together in their cruiser, in Compton, CA. Both shot in the head (initial report) at 7:00 p.m. pst. Both out of surgery now and both still alive. We will see what the morning story is.

    https://abc7.com/lasd-sheriffs-deputy-shot-deputy-involved-shooting-compton-blue-line-metro/6420532/

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