February 19, 2019

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (2/19/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs," Teresa Shook


Quote II

"I am disappointed. It used to be if you wanted to change something, you worked with the contract to change it," she continued. "They just said, ‘We don't want it,' and they are demonstrating against it and it's jobs. It's jobs. I've never seen anything like this." Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.)


Quote III

They spread fake news, and now they're making a bunch of excuses for spreading fake news. Then they wonder why people don't trust them.

The only alternative would be to admit they believed a ridiculous story because they wanted to believe it, and to apologize to the people they smeared by associating them with a hate crime that never actually happened. Jim Treacher

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Lin Wood Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against the Washington Post for Defaming Innocent Child Nick Sandman

—Ace of Spades

Fifty million here and fifty million there and suddenly Jeff Bezos has to economize on his Penis Filter photoshop suite.



This is just the suit against the Washington Post. He has fifty three other defendants he's looking to sue.

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Conspiracy Theorist Spreads Fake News: McCabe Says Maybe Putin Ordered Trump to Fire His Pal James "JC" Comey

—Ace of Spades



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CNN Thumb Chris Cillizza: The Left Has Pushed Two Racial-Arson Hoaxes. The Right, Meanwhile, Has Criticized the Left For Pushing Two Racial-Arson Hoaxes. As You Can See, Both Sides Are Equally to Blame.

—Ace of Spades

Ah. Perfect.

Both the left and the right got Covington wrong, and then got Smollet wrong. They just got it wrong in different ways -- the left got it wrong by getting it wrong, and the right got it wrong by noticing the left had gotten it wrong.

You're everything we've come to expect from CNN "analysis."

The point is that, once again, the left and right were not engaged in the same project. One side was running full speed with confirmation bias and got the story wrong. The other side looked at the actual facts (as provided by the videos) and successfully argued the truth was other than it first appeared. The "counterattack" wasn’t of the same nature as the initial attack. Why can't Chris Cillizza see those differences?

He's a paid shill for a political party. You might just as well ask "Why can't Cory Booker see that Cory Booker is a dummy?"

Meanwhile, the "right wing" is really going to "seize" and "pounce" on this: Nigerian brothers testify before grand jury, says Chicago reporter.



Am I doing exactly what the leftwing CNN shill-media is doing in promoting actual facts instead of hoaxes?

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Bernie Sanders Announces Another Presidential Bid

—Ace of Spades

Not unexpected.

"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview that will air Tuesday morning.

Below, an amazing flashback.

Bernie Sanders used to claim that capitalists were wrong to use the existence of bread lines in socialist countries against socialism.

Because, you see, in non-socialist countries, there are no bread lines -- but that's only because the rich people just get all the bread, and the poor people just die of starvation.

No really -- he said that. A while ago, but his politics have not changed. Once a Red, always a Red.

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Justice4Jussie: TMZ Reports Smollet's Role on "Empire" Has Been Slashed

—Ace of Spades

Thank goodness! This poor man needs to recover after being brutally attacked by red-hat wearing MAGA White Devils.

Production sources tell TMZ ... Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode -- which is being shot now -- but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86'd.

As for the remaining 4 scenes ... we're told he's no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he's flanked by a number of cast members.

With his duties pared down, Jussie will be spending way less time on set. Instead of working every day this week, we're told Jussie's working Friday and possibly Thursday, and he won't be rehearsing.

TMZ reports that writers are busy editing his part down. I have a source at Empire, he sent me this animatic of Jussie's planned scenes.

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Early GAINZZZ Thread/Low Carb Recipe Bleg Thread

—Ace of Spades

I'm in a busted fast -- I went four full days of fasting (Tuesday through Saturday), then I got panicky that I was going to do damage to myself and the panic spiraled until I broke the fast, first with not-so-unhealthy chicken noodle soup, and then with the greasiest carbiest Chinese food that $60 could buy.

Then I felt like a total dick and total pussy for having gotten panicky and permitted that as an excuse to break the fast, so I threw out what was left of the food (which wasn't a lot, tbh -- I went train on that fucking Chinese food) and restarted the fast Sunday.

So Tuesday through Friday fasting, EAT ALL THE CARBS Saturday, then Sunday through today fasting again.

That makes today Day 3 (again), which is always a real bastard of a day for me. So I've had to go through the really tough Day 3 twice in a week.

I'm thinking about what delicious but low-carb/keto things I can eat when I break fast.

So, talk about YO GAINZZZ here, generally, of any kind.

And also, if you've got some favorite low carb/keto recipes, please let me know. Links to online recipes, whatever.

I'm looking for really good stuff to start making when I break the fast.

One thing I can't find online: a recipe for low-carb fried clam strips, using crushed pork rinds as a "breading." I don't know if the lack of a recipe for this means that this just won't work, or if the lack of a recipe just means, "It's the same as every other recipe where you substitute crushed pork rinds for breading, stupid. Use your imagination."

Anyone have any ideas?

Also, while I've found a lot of recipes for low-carb fried chicken (using almond flour, parmesan, and crushed pork rinds for "breading"), I wondering if anyone has one they would say is the best. The most like KFC, or the most like Popeyes.

Also -- what would the best oil be for it? Buttermilk and egg for the wash, or just egg?

I found a "fried rice" recipe using riced cauliflower -- anyone have any suggestions for how to prepare pork so I can cut it up and make pork fried riced cauliflower?

I'm also really jonesing for batter-fried cod or flounder. Or a McDonald's style Filet-O-Fish. Basically any excuse to deploy some tartar sauce.

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It's Time for Congress and State Legislatures to Make Hoax Hate Crimes Themselves Hate Crimes, and Felonies to Boot

—Ace of Spades

As Infobee and John Hayward argue -- what is a hoax hate-crime if not an effort to create waves of hatred and possible violence against a race or group?

BTW, Rush Limbaugh read this thread and pointed out, rightly, that we'd be living in a different, more dangerous world if Smollet's plan to get this fake attack on camera worked.

Apparently the camera he thought would film the attack was pointed in the opposite direction.

But if he had gotten this basic fact right, we'd have seen coverage of this staged attack of MAGA-hat wearing white men (wearing gloves and ski-masks to hide their ethnicity) beating up and tying a noose around the neck of a black man.

This would have of course created -- what's that word? -- Backlash against white people, especially those wearing red hats, and put their lives in danger from bad actors seeking racial vengeance.

No one cares about this, huh?

This isn't hypothetical: Crazed leftwing lunatics are now sticking guns into the faces of people for merely wearing MAGA hats and telling them "Today is a good day for you to die."

According to the alleged victim Terry Pierce, a man pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat.

"I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to," said Pierce.

The police report confirms that the suspect, identified as James Phillips, admitted to flipping off Pierce and Pierce's wife because of their hats.

Pierce tells 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips "Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, 'It's a good day for you to die.'"

It's time to criminalize these attempts to stir up Backlash against Republicans, and treat these attempts to stir up lynch parties as the hate crimes they are.

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Report: Deep State Operator Rod Rosenstein Finally Leaving the Justice Department

—Ace of Spades

Trump looks very weak and foolish when he keeps these people on, as if he's too afraid to fire their asses.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, agency officials told news outlets Monday.

A Justice Department official said that Rosenstein's departure is not related to a controversy surrounding his alleged offer to wear a wire during conversations with President Donald Trump, according to CNN.

Lie.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed in an interview that aired Sunday that Rosenstein broached the idea of wearing a wire to the White House in May 2017, days after James Comey was fired as FBI director.

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CNN's Brian "Tater" Stelter Claims Media Didn't Push Jussie Smollet Hoax

—Ace of Spades

He claims the hoax was only pushed by celebrity outfits, politicians, activists, and "Twitter."

As John Nolte documents, that's yet another Huge Lie from the Truth-Tellers. The media routinely asserted that Smollet had been attacked -- despite the Chicago police leaking like sieves to anyone within a a ten mile radius that they had deep suspicions this was all bullshit.

I think that last fact has to be stressed: This was the perfect set-up for the media to finally get one right.

The story reeked of fabrication, and the police themselves were putting out the word to practically anyone who asked that they had very great doubts this was a real attack.

And yet the media still asserted that an attack happened, and still virtue-signaled up and down twitter -- and their own "news" shows, which now seem like afterthought additions to their twitter timelines-- how "disgusting" "America in 2019" is.

Appearing on CNN’s basement-rated New Day with co-hosts John Avlon and Alisyn Camerota on Monday, Stelter said of the Smollett case: "There was a rush to judgment, I think it was mostly in the celebrity press and among activists and among Twitter people. I think it was a really careful reporting by news organizations. But it all gets lumped in together at the end of the day."

It makes sense for Stelter to muddy the waters like this. After all, the Smollett hoax comes fresh on the heels of the media’s starring role in the Racist Covington High School Hoax, the Brett Kavanaugh Serial-Rapist Hoax, and most of all, the imploding Trump Colluded With Russia Hoax.

Unfortunately for Stelter, his shameless spin is easily exposed as such by countless tweets, headlines, and statements made by his fellow journalists and pundits -- including four high-profile staffers at CNN.

Let's start with videotape of a CNN anchor: "Absolutely despicable," said CNN's Brooke Baldwin on CNN Newsroom, "and this is America in 2019."

CNN anchor Don Lemon said the following on a popular podcast: "One, he has to deal with discrimination as a black man," said Lemon, "then, on top of that, he has to be gay -- and then, fame -- fame is not natural -- When something happens to you and it’s controversial, everyone is coming for you, and so I knew everyone would be picking apart his story.”

CNN’s April Ryan still hasn't deleted this tweet: "This attack on @JussieSmollett is a hate crime and should be treated as such!"

Amazingly, the pure activist Sopan Deb claimed that the media hadn't pushed this story as true. When Mollie Hemingway responded to him that he himself had pushed it as true -- not using the word "alleged" regarding the alleged attack, for example, but simply referring to "the assault" as if that was itself a fact -- he suddenly vanished.


This Twitchy article republishes Steve Krakauer's tweets documenting the many, many, many times the media skipped the word "allegedly" and straight-up claimed it to be a known fact that Jussie Smollet had been attacked by MAGA racists.

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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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There's some raw meat below the fold, but this made me chuckle. And the responses are just as funny. So for today, I hope the spittle flecking your screens is from laughter...



[Hat Tip Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Morning Report - 2/19/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Tuesday, and the lead story is the now all-but-certain confirmation that the alleged racist attack on homosexual black actor Jussie Smollett by two MAGA hat-wearing white men was in fact a hoax. The reasons why he did it are completely irrelevant. The important takeaways are that even the most patently transparent of lies will be swallowed whole by the media if the accused is a non-Democrat-Leftist. Smollet knew this going in and for days, the geschrei from every quarter was intolerably loud, strident and virulent. That is until all of this began to unravel over the weekend with the refusal to be forthcoming to investigators, the lack of any surveillance video of the incident, the discovery of his buff Nigerian cohorts who helped stage the non-attack, and now a juicy nugget wherein Smollett participated in a reading of a play in New York City hours before the attack that had in its plot an incident strikingly similar to the one he reported happened to him hours later in the Loop. But I digress.

The salient issues are the aforementioned willingness of the media to both run with the story and then do everything it could to run cover for Smollett, the stammering, hemming and hawing by both the self-proclaimed media and cultural "elite" when faced with the cold, hard irrefutable truth and refusal to apologize let alone admit they were wrong. Even Al Sharpton, the loathsome lout who became a very successful and very wealthy national political figure as the preeminent hoax manufacturer and racial arsonist of our age, has vocally condemned Smollett. And yet leading Democrat 2020 candidates Kamala-Toe Harris and Spartacus Booker are, when they're not hemming, hawing and dodging, doing the equivocation boogie.

The willingness and even eagerness to ramp up the stoking of racial animus for political gain that began under Obama is continuing unabated - especially now that a man like Trump is in office who is loudly and proudly doing all that he can to restore those things, ideas and history that defined America and made it great. And that's because all of those things are defined as "racist" or "unjust" or "immoral" by those that seek to divide and conquer. QED.

The other big story is, of course, the aftermath of the CR and the will it or won't it be built Border Wall and border security. As I stated on Friday, I'm not happy about this at all. I felt it would have been a wiser political move for the President to veto the bill and then let Congress in toto - Dems and RINOs alike - take the full blame in the eyes of the American people for trying to bamboozle us with the bullshit, and not insignificantly, continue the generational theft by borrowing and spending America into oblivion. I have several links that are rather on the pessimistic side about the remainder of Trump's first term (hopefully there will be another, please G-d), while Jeffrey Lord has a completely different and optimistic take on the situation. Meanwhile, House Dems are all in on not alerting ICE even if an illegal alien fails a gun background check and groups connected to Nazi collaborator Soros are already filing the first lawsuits against the wall.

In Civil War 2.0 news, a man in a MAGA hat has a gun shoved in his face at a Sam's Club, "Bro-Fo" Omar really needs to be investigated for ties to America- and Joo-hating terrorists, a cemetery in Brooklyn, the epicenter of American Jewry, feels the love from the "Bro-Fo's" and T-Labia contingent, and if you're a Christian you are unqualified to be a judge according to the Left.

To politics where Illinois Governor Pritzker is all about being transparent except when it comes to the salaries of his aides, Kamala-Toe goes full racialist in pimping the abolition of Columbus Day, all of the records for Bite-Sized Bloomberg's time in Gracie Mansion have somehow vanished, the battle brewing in West Virginia over the insane automatic voting registration, and Trump v Dems in 2020 = Borders/Babies v SJW Activism.

Abortion: Utah passes a sane bill while the administration continues to fund Planned Parenthood baby-butchery for medical experiments.

First Amendment and Fake News Fakery: The NY Times states an obvious truth, a You Tube user claims the giant allows an on line pedophile ring to operate with it, Google was in bed with National Review (surprise!), and Al Jazeera foments/pimps Islamism (surprise, surprise!).

The Mueller Inquisition: Big news here is Rod Rosen-traitor is ankling the DoJ in March, as well as a look at the aftermath of the failed coup attempt, or at least this aspect of it as les jeux sont fait elsewhere.

At the foreign desk, President Trump warns Venezuela's military that all options are on the table vis a vis the current crisis there, Europe is still butt-hurt over VP Pence's smacking them around with a dose of reality, certain members of the Brit Labour Party are fed up with the Joo-hate and are leaving to form their own family, Obama's "red line" was in fact a green light for Assad to use chemical weapons hundreds of times, a Chinese cardinal warns about a secret Vatican deal with the Chi-Coms over Chinese bishops, PDT touts a hemisphere free of socialism and another sane call for US troops to get the hell out of Syria. Lastly, the Air Force dame who converted to Islam and spied on us for Iran was radicalized at GWU, the same school that collected millions from Muslim countries. Fire up the Mossad laser Joo-shark. And speaking of Islam, a look at Muslim front groups doing Turkish Turd-ogon's bidding across the globe.

In economic news, food stamp use is at a 12-month low (Dems hardest hit!), Donkey-Chompers Cortez is open to hearing how Bill Gates would confiscate everyone's wealth, a look at the latest obfuscations/misrepresentations about the withholding tax and why your refund might be smaller than usual, and why Breakfast Club Evita was perhaps right about killing the Amazon NYC HQ deal.

Healthcare: Dowdy Depends-Wearing Dipsomaniac decries dearth of healthcare for Americans not realizing that Obamacare, such as it is, is still the law of the land, and an essay about pre-existing conditions vis a vis accepting the premise of forcing the coverage of same.

Education: #RedForEd movement ramps up (meh, the reds already control academia) ahead of a Denver teachers strike, and Klown-Kar Klobuchar is not ingratiating herself with the radicals.

Red-Greens: A good essay on the corruption of science for political ends and the invaluable Discover the Networks takes a look at exactly who these "Justice Democrats" are vis a vis the insanity of this Green New Deal.

Feminazism: Cue Chicago or Spencer Davis singing "I'm a Man" as Rabbi Fischer says it loud and proud.

Hither and Yon: Christian Toto rips yet another anti-Trump agitprop flick, First Lady Melania Trump blasts socialism and offers hope for suffering Venezuelans and finally, George Mendonsa, identified as the sailor captured in the iconic Life magazine VJ day cover photo kissing a surprised nurse, has passed away at age 95. I hope that that is not an allegory for the last vestige of America as founded. Requiscat In Pace.


NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue. Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (2/18/19) President's Day Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

I suppose that in the end our fate is decided by market sentiment: Things can continue as they are as long as people believe that they can. Personally, I don’t believe that they can continue, but I don’t know at what precise moment impossibility will supervene. Therefore I keep calm and carry on, enjoying my panic at third hand.Theodore Dalrymple


Quote II

“Amazon just took their ball and went home. “And what they did was confirm people’s worst fears about corporate America. Here’s the 1 percent, dictating to everyone else even though we gave them a fair deal. And I think it’s going to frustrate people all over this country to see a company treat a neighborhood and a city like that.”Mayor Bill de Blasio


Quote III

I think the oddest thing about the advanced people is that, while they are always talking about things as problems, they have hardly any notion of what a real problem is. G. K. Chesterton

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Lara Logan: Media Is Overwhelmingly Biased to the Left; "Responsibility for Fake News Begins With Us"

—Ace of Spades

"I'm committing professional suicide" by admitting the obvious, she says.

Via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit. Glenn Reynolds also links this great Babylon Bee satire.

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Salon: It's All Trump's Fault That We Are Sexless Weirdos Fascinated By Cuckery!!!

—Ace of Spades

Don't click on Salon's link, but if you want to, there's the link to Salon.

Has Trump wrecked our sex life? "Post-Trump Sex Disorder" is real, says sex therapist


"Big Mean Sexy Daddy"? Salon turns to Dr. Susan Block for answers to questions you didn't want to ask


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Donald Trump has made America's mental health crisis much worse.

Beginning with his presidential campaign and through to his third year as president, the United States has experienced an increase in anxiety, suicide, depression, and other mental health problems....

Most of us are doing fine. It's you Cluster B hysterics and basket cases who are tweaking.

Get the fuck off twitter for a few hours a day, you neurotic spazzes.

The only anxiety most of us experience is hysteria-by-proxy, caused by your constant emotional incontinence and daily lunacies.

Donald Trump's negative impact on mental health extends to the intimate sexual lives of many people as well.

What is "Post-Traumatic Trump Disorder"? How does Donald Trump's misogyny and other unhealthy behavior towards women reflect deeper systemic cultural problems in America around gender, sex, and intimacy?

Now some questions for the Sexpert, which is totally a real thing.

How has the Age of Trump impacted the American people's collective mental health and also their intimate lives?

It has had a big impact. For some people Trump's campaign and presidency has created a type of PTSD -- what I call "Post-Trump Sex Disorder." Trump has created feelings of fear, loathing, and nausea. People just don't want to have sex....

You mean your basket-case frigid liberal feminist friends don't.

Some of us haven't been this horny in years.

Let's skip around a bit.

[T]his moment with Donald Trump is also reflected by many men who are dysfunctional and chronically frustrated and who don't know how to properly approach women, and the lethally unhinged "incels." We also cannot forget all of the "ammosexuals" who substitute their favorite guns for a working penis.

What about the Maddowsexuals who can't have sex because they are hysteria junkies who need to get amped up on whatever conspiracy theory and fear-mongering Rachel Maddow is injecting into their veins next?

Most Americans of conscience, and decent people more generally, are appalled by Donald Trump's personal and public behavior. Yet, there are others who are aroused by Donald Trump and see him as a symbol of sexual potency and power.

Yes, Donald Trump is a turn-off for many people. But for some people they are turned on and titillated by Donald Trump. They are not suffering from Post-Trump Sexual Disorder. Sex does not always turn us on the way we think it ought to. A lot of people are attracted to bad boys. I emphasize "people" because it is both men and women who are aroused and attracted to and titillated by Donald Trump. There is definitely a homoerotic attraction for Trump being experienced by his usually very homophobic male supporters. Both men and women really do find Trump to be an appealing "bad boy" and "evil daddy" who's really hot.


In this way, Donald Trump is the daddy of a dysfunctional United States family. And of course evil can be very sexy. Evil is fascinating. As you said previously, Donald Trump is a cult leader and Charlie Manson-like figure. People are just charged up by him and some of those people are driven to commit great crimes by that kind of charisma.

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American society is very repressed in terms of healthy attitudes about sex. Therefore it is no surprise that people will look to violence to express their sexuality. This is why Donald Trump embodies the symbolic cultural role as the "Big Mean Sexy Daddy."

I just wanted to quote that -- she's admitting that many of her frigid feminist progressive-stack idiot friends are turned on by Evil Daddy Trump, and I'm just LOLing at that.

The interviewer agrees that all of this "fascism" can be "very erotic."




Donald Trump is a right-wing authoritarian and aspiring tyrant. The fascist conception of the State is very masculine in the most crude and basic sense. In this way of thinking about politics and society Donald Trump leads a political cult whose members want to literally be inside of him, to become him, to have a libidinal relationship with the Great Leader. This includes both men and women. The fascist aesthetic can be very erotic for the followers.

Trump's supporters want to be spanked by him. Trump's supporters want to be hugged by him. They want to be with him. They want to identify with him.

Ahem. Are you sure it's us who have these sexual feelings about Trump...? You guys sure seem to have, um, thought a lot about this, in perhaps a rhythmic sort of way, maybe a sort of pulsing kind of way, set to level 2, then increasing to level 3 and then level 4 as it gets hotter and hotter.

One of the things about the evil daddy is that he shames you. This touches your sexuality very deeply. Trump does this all the time with his attacks on people and efforts to shift the blame from him and on to others.

This woman (if it is a woman) is going HAM on the idea of getting spanked by Bad Daddy. Trump has turned her into a puddle of primal need.

Why are some men -- especially conservatives and other authoritarians --frightened and made angry by strong, independent, sexual confident women?

Let me answer this: No one is. People like confidence and sexual confidence is sexy.

You are mischaracterizing bitter, brittle, emotionally incontinent, hateful little female catlady "incels" as "strong, independent, sexual[ly] confident women."

In fact they're none of these things. But every fragile weakling has a powerful psychological drive to characterize his or her flaws as Secret Strengths.

I have talked to so many men in right-wing strongholds, red state America. They need sex therapy more than the guys in liberal parts of the country.

A Sexpert who has a roaming practice?

I don't know about you guys, but the therapists I've heard of have been single-location operators. They don't roam the country from blue state to red state setting up shop for two weeks before moving on like a railway hobo one step ahead of the police.

Oh wait, she's not a "therapist," she's...

...founder and director of the Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences. Block is perhaps most well-known for her HBO TV special "Radio Sex TV with Dr. Susan Block," and appearances on HBO series such as "Real Sex" and "Cathouse." She's also a New York Times bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on such TV shows and networks as Oprah, Nightline, and MTV.

I'm not seeing much in that CV that suggests she actually talks with people from any state about their sexual problems as a therapist would.

She just seems like a self-manufactured talking head looking for bookings on TV.

Now comes the part you knew was coming: Yes, it's time to talk about how hot being a cuck can be.

But these right-wing conservative men are very turned on by the thought of seeing their wives or girlfriends with other men. These men, the Trump supporters and especially the "alt-right" types love to use the word "cuck" as a type of insult. But in reality I would estimate that a lot of them, maybe most, are into the cuckold fantasy themselves.

This guy saying this is writing for the leftwing magazine that wrote about the hot sexy practice of cuckolding nonstop for a year or so. Now they want to claim that "most" rightwingers are into it.

Hey, leftwing magazines write about it constantly, but that's really to attract those rightwing readers their advertisers are interested in selling to.

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A lot of these white right-wing men, especially the "alt-right" types, would love to have sex with African-American men. But this could potentially ruin their social and political power if it became publicly known. But the fantasies still exist.

So... the proper, cultured leftwing response to the "cuck" insult is "I'm not a cuck, but you conservative homos totally want to have sex with Jussie Smollet!!!"

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[You wrote about the allegations] that Donald Trump's former adviser and campaign manager Paul Manafort practiced "interracial cuckolding." This is all very revealing given that Manafort worked for Donald Trump -- a public figure and now president whose behavior and politics are very racist. Can you explain more about this kink?

What is cuckolding? It's an old English term that actually derives from the French word "cucu" which is of course the cuckoo bird who lays her eggs in another bird's nest. That bird then raises the eggs.

The cuckold is someone whose partner is having sex with someone else. In previous eras in many cultures this was always considered a subject of great humiliation.

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But cuckold is mostly used in a consensual way. The husband wants it to happen. He’s turned on by it. It’s exciting.

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It is complicated and not a simple issue. I think it can be great therapy. Interracial cuckolding and other types of role-playing can open up the participant's minds to each other and make them all better people. I really believe that. I also believe that this type of sex can exorcise old demons from your childhood. It can also exorcise old demons from just being an American and this country's history.

Salon once again is all like, "Tell me all the hot stuff about this hot sexy thing called 'cucking' I've read so much about in Salon. And also, try to say something bad about conservatives while you're turning me on."

Hm, I can't figure out why progressives are so hung up about sex in the Age of Trump.

Except that part where they project their own fantasies on to others and then denigrate those fantasies.

And the part where they suggest that people should have interracial cuck sex in order to "exorcise America's historical demons."

I can't think of anything sexier than sex had to correct past racial injustices. Why, I'm getting all steamy just thinking about it.

So, even though it's a bit late for Valentine's Day -- tonight: light some candles, get into sexy underwear, and do it for Thurgood Marshall.

Update: Yeah, TV-and-Twitter addicted liberals, your pathetic sex lives are all Trump's fault.



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77% of Bill Kristol's Current Readers Would Prefer to Swap Barack Obama Back into the Oval Office

—Ace of Spades

True Conservatism never smelled so grifty.

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Multiple Sources: When "Jussie" Smollet Didn't Get a Big Enough Media Reaction From His Fake "MAGA" Hate Mail, He Escalated Into Staging the Fake Attack

—Ace of Spades

Demented attention whore.

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the sho'’s studio didn’t get a "bigger reaction," is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.

"When the letter didn't get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack," a source told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. Other sources corroborated that information.

If this report is correct, and cops found the magazine out of which the words of the "threatening letter" had been cut, that's pretty much game over.

Though Jussie Smollet can claim the brothers did it without his knowledge. Kind of hard to explain why he ID'd them as white, though, and why he didn't recognize his friends.

De Mar spoke on the phone exclusively with the Osundairo brothers Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, they said: "We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."

Smollett received a letter containing a white powder Jan. 22. The letter was mailed to Chicago's Cinespace Studios, where the show "Empire" is filmed. The letter prompted a HAZMAT response. CPD says the "white substance" was later determined to be aspirin.

The note was crafted with letters apparently cut out from magazines to form words. The pieced-together message contained racial and homophobic threats directed at Smollett. A magazine is one of the pieces of evidence retrieved from the brother’s home last week during a search conducted by CPD. Investigators also recovered a book of stamps.

Was this all a viral marketing hoax to promote the "anti-lynching bill" Kamala Harris was using to get herself attention?

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S.E. Cupp Isn't Cute Enough Anymore to Get Away With Being This Dumb

—Ace of Spades

The Fake Libertarians' own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (older version).

All this virtue ain't gonna signal itself.

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Funny Animation About BuzzFeed (and the Media)

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Shelving Matters Open Thread

—Ace of Spades

I'm taking today half-off. So about half open threads.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"With Jussie Smollett's story of being mugged by MAGA racists falling apart faster than whatever's left of Bill Kristol's mind, the usual MSM outlets are new hilariously trying to walk back all of their crap reporting by trying to deflect the discussion to 'the larger picture' or 'the overall context', which, when translated into normal speech, means, 'screw the facts, Trump is still to blame.' It's like they pulled out their own version of the Otter Defense and are now triumphantly marching out of the room in single file, with their noses pointed piously skyward. Bunch of sanctimonious bastards. I just can't wait until Nick Sandmann's lawsuit hits the fan. I want to see these media hacks writhing in pain as they are forced to deliver on-the-air apologies, or their employers are forced to settle for huge sums of money."



Fake Hate Crimes! Get Your Fake Hate Crimes Right Here:


This thread is actually an impressive compendium of fake "Trump is responsible" hate crimes. There have been rather a lot.


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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Bridesmaid
John Everett Millais

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The Morning Report - 2/18/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Start of a new week and the lead story continues to be immigration and border security in the wake of the President's signing of the CR monstrosity that allowed the government to remain open (G-d forbid it shouldn't, right?) while providing some funds for the building of the border wall, along with his simultaneous declaration of a national emergency to use his executive authority to appropriate funds from other agencies. Except within the over 1,100-page monstrosity are thousands of tiny time pills that actually prevent even a shovelful of dirt from being dug, adequate funds or not. I don't know; Trump is boastful as ever that it's going to get done but frankly, I don't see how. From a political standpoint, I would have preferred him vetoing the bill and then forcing Congress - Democrats and GOP-e alike - to override him and then letting them take full blame for this. Beyond that, the insanity of our national debt as well as the size and scope of the feral Federal government are travesties in and of themselves, as well as the lifeblood of the very swamp that the President set out to drain.

I'm disappointed. I still stand behind our President 100% and am grateful for what the alternative could have been. Angelo Codevilla, the author of the seminal essay (and now book) The Ruling Class now laments in Foggy Crossroads (linked below, as well):

...Trump slid into this bind as more than half his presidency slid by because he relied on the Republican Party's establishment. This reliance was his choice. Nobody else's. Recall that Trump won both the nomination and the presidency by running as much against the Republican part of the ruling class as against the Democrat part of the ruling class.

Since the Republican Party is part and parcel of the ruling class that is ruining America, relying on it to make America great again was doomed to be self-defeating...

...But Trump knows (or does he?) that the Deplorables are not stupid, and that a spreading sense of betrayal among them is the one and only thing sure to defeat him and to deliver him, friendless, to ruling class revenge.

On the other hand, Trump really might carry through in deed the role he previewed in his El Paso rally. In that case, through Obamian-Bushite behavior toward existing law (selective enforcement, executive orders) and Jacksonian behavior toward the courts ("now let them enforce it!") he would create pressure on the Republican establishment to bet their jobs on the outcome of the next election. For which outcome he would set the agenda...

Elsewhere, legal eagles from Mark Levin to William Jacobson opine that the declaration of a national emergency is well within the President's Constitutional authority but surprisingly, Heather MacDonald, a woman who is usually spot on about politics is way off base, and declares the President's action a danger to the Constitution, and encouraging SCOTUS to strike it down. On what planet has Ms. MacDonald been living on since 2009? I left this comment for her:

...I think she fails to fully appreciate the situation the nation is in. The Constitution has been all but shredded, especially during the 8-year reign of error that was Obama. The Democrats will do everything to seize and hold power and then use the very same Constitution as either a shield or a cudgel whenever we attempt to reign them in and reverse course.

Does she really think that if and more likely when (G-d forbid) the Democrats regain the White House they will play by the rules and respect the Constitution? Look what they'e done with virtually every part of the Bill of Rights so far and yet she is upset at what the President has done vis a vis declaring a national emergency...

...I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we crossed the rubicon ages ago. Frankly, given the nature of who and what the Democrats are, as well as their stooges in the GOP establishment, if President Trump here and now declared martial law, dissolved Congress, took control of the legacy media, outlawed the Democrat and other leftist parties as well somehow rooted out ever anti-American element in society, I would cheer.

America is in the opening stages of breaking apart anyway. I pray its nonviolent and as amicable as possible. I fear it will be the opposite. To not see this is sticking one's head in the sand.

Other links highlight some of the points stated above such as Obama's flagrant and serial lawlessness, the NY Times even admitting that the President's border enforcement policies are working, and the globalist element in the opposition to his policies.

In other news, "Bro-Fo" Omar raising funds for terrorist front group CAIR and Louis Farrakhan with another Day-Ending-in-"Y" entry on who is to blame for the attack on the Women's March. Also, one hum-dinger of a Huma-Danger as the Weiner is loose.

As the Jussie Smollet hoax is confirmed as such, several good links on how no one is distancing themselves from him and/or apologizing for helping to pimp the lie and an indictment of Palsi-Pelosi's refusal to condemn the America-hating and Joo-hating radicals in her midst. Other political news, Joe Bidet slimes his own country in Europe, Fauxca-Has-Been Warren gets heckled on her campaign trail of tears in Georgia, and a look at beyond "the Flight 93 election." Meanwhile, intrepid independent journalists help Kamala-Toe pick out a Lindsay Nelson horse blanket, and Klown-Kar Klobuchar pimps more gun grabbing in response to the shooting in Aurora, IL.

Several good links about the crashing and burning of the Russia Collusion hoax and traitor Andrew McCabe's admission of attempting a coup against candidate and then President Trump, plus a good overview of this madness from Victor Davis Hanson.

Overseas, Austria's chancellor has high praise for Trump's foreign policy, Venezuela is still in crisis, the Deep State State Dept. may be conducting sabotage-cum-shadow diplomacy in Iran with John Kerry and a look at Iran 40 years after the casbah got rocked.

Surprise! "Bro-Fo" Omar's district is the terrorist recruiting capital of the nation, Canada captures an ISIS animal who may have narrated beheading videos and Daniel Greenfield on another troubled young man who was just turning his life around... before raping and killing a teenager.

Domestically, as alluded to up top the swamp is swamping even Bush and Obama levels of pork, the money from Food Stamp fraud could build one big mother wall, and a look at even more Deep State sabotage of Trump vis a vis the failure to get 5-G telecom up and running. Also, I hope we are not going to resurrect Fannie and Freddie, further analysis of the Amazon-NYC HQ fiasco, the future of Social Security and unionized bureaucrats are at a 40-year low.

We need more gun laws, despite the fact that gun-grabbing Illinois already prohibited the Aurora shooter from possessing a firearm, the Vatican finally defrocks Theodore McCarrick, the pants have lost their crease with Brooks and the Green Marxists, real scientists/experts warn of even more forest fires if we do not ramp up logging and finally Colin Kaepernick successfully extorts millions from the NFL. Oh happy day.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue. Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (2/17/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote IA

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. Oscar Wilde

Quote IB

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth! President Ronald Reagan


Quote II

"Well, I'd have to ask folks in that part of the country to see whether the fencing that exists today is helpful or unhelpful," "Democrats are not afraid of national security or border security. Democrats have funded border security for decades." Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)


Quote III

Conservatism does itself no favors when it comes to depend on mercurial and unprincipled sugar-daddies. Mark Steyn


Quote IV

"I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration." Heather Nauert

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Gun Thread: Carbine Madness! [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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W. Churchill firing his favorite carbine

For Pete's sake! Even Churchill himself didn't fancy the Jungle Carbine! Just look at what he's shooting! Last week we saw what the Brits had to offer in a carbine rifle, so let's return to America and see what our guys were using, shall we?

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Food Thread: Cooking Without Recipes

—CBD

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Nope, I don't have the recipe, because I don't need one and neither do you. Now, I'm not talking about "grammie winger" levels of kitchen inexperience, but for people who are reasonably comfortable with their pots and pans and knives, recipes are great for radically new dishes, but much less important for stuff you just feel like eating.

In today's NYT, one of that horrid newspaper's few writers worth reading wrote about exactly that..."You Don't Need A Recipe." Sam Sifton manages to keep politics almost entirely out of his food writing, and that is why he is a worthwhile read. So go down to the local pet store and rescue the food section from the parrot cages!

A good non-recipe is like a little story...something your grandmother tells you when she thinks you are mature enough to use her best saute pan. It doesn't require measurements, because after a few years of cooking for yourself you should know how much garlic YOU want in your chicken, or that grandma's recipe for meatballs needs more salt for YOUR palate.

Here's an example from Sifton for Quick-Roasted Chicken With Tarragon (don't worry, it's an outline, not a link to the NYT). A nice narrative that conjures images of lovely dinners and easy meals, but doesn't bog you down in a rigid structure.

The problem for most new cooks is obvious: "How do I get from requiring a recipe for Pasta With Butter to freestyling in the kitchen"...just riffing on a glimpse of a dish in a magazine or a nice dish from a local restaurant.

I think the best way is to pay attention to your favorite recipes and what makes them good. For instance, that great garlic chicken dish that always got you laid in college? How much garlic was it? The recipe may have said "two cloves, minced fine," but the trick is to convert what you see on the cutting board to what you taste an few hours later. So when I see a recipe that calls for "three bay leaves" I laugh and put one small one into the pot, and take it out earlier than called for, because I know how it is going to taste with that much bay leaf, and I do not approve!

I know this sounds a bit silly, but cooking really is this simple. Just start with easy stuff like Spaghetti Aglio e Olio...spaghetti with oil and garlic. Make it according to a recipe, and then decide how those few ingredients, tweaked for you, will shake out. Notice that garlic figures prominently here? It is a strong flavor, and one that can be controlled very easily. That makes it a perfect target for tweaking!

From there it is a simple step to making dishes that exist only in your mind's eye (or mouth?). Just don't go overboard and start imagining combinations like from commenter "Vendette's" link from a few weeks back: popcorn with olive oil, salt, hershey's syrup and cinnamon.

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Things That Signal The End Of Civilization...

—CBD

Who Would Spend $17 on Toothpaste? Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! I know the answer!

The pricey toothpaste I stumbled on showed just how far brands like Aesop can go to blur the lines between health-care and beauty products. In doing that, some of them have traded in the finer points of scientific advancement (like fluoride) that have long characterized oral hygiene. In return, luxury toothpastes offer fun flavors, such as jasmine and ginger, and beautiful packaging. While some do tout their "natural" ingredients, they generally don't make any super-scientific claims about their superiority. They're just another option that'll get the job done, if you want to spend 10 or 15 extra bucks. Based on how soothing it is to go into an Aesop store, they might be worth it for a certain kind of consumer, but the reason why doesn't have much to do with shiny teeth.
I can wax rhapsodic with the best of them about a particularly good grilled steak, and I can certainly out-pompous most when it comes to wine...well, nowadays I usually just say, "Fvck, that tastes great! Pour me another glass."

This is toothpaste. Pace Nevergiveup and the other dentists who read this blog, but...this is nuts. It's not just the price, which is absolutely insane; it is the obsessive focus on something that simply isn't that important.

This isn't a perfectly understandable desire for quality. This is virtue signalling more than anything else, and it also smacks of elitism. And stupidity, because fluoride is sort of a big thing amongst people in the know...meaning people who don't burn science on the altar of their post-modern, new-age god.

What's next? Merino wool Q-Tips? Floss woven from the finest alpaca? Natural statins made from Brazilian Rain Forest mud and ground seashells from a remote island in the South Pacific?

Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

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Iran's Future? Pretty Grim, If These Kids Are Anything Close To Typical

—CBD

Forty years of insane, all-encompassing indoctrination into a particularly virulent strain of Islam, coupled with the seemingly natural predilection of Muslims for Jew-hate, and you get a twisted and deeply damaged society.


Imagine a Persia left to its own rather impressive qualities without the malign influence of Shia Islam, or for that matter any fundamentalist strain. They did well under the Shah (don't believe the media's twisting of the truth) who, for all of his flaws tried to modernize Iran. That the Shia mullahs saw modernization as an existential threat to their power speaks volumes about their motives.

So now the primary focus of Iran is its pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for terrorism across the world, with the ultimate goal the destruction of Israel (Little Satan) and America (Great Satan).

HRCWNBPOTUS is particularly pleasing in this light, since an Iran unconstrained by President Trump's reversal of the Iran Deal is a disturbing thing.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-17-2019

—OregonMuse

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Livraria Lello Bookstore, Portugal


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, and everybody who's holding your beer. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by escaped oafs who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which are worn by soy boys all over the world.


Pic Note

A little backstory on this indie bookstore in Porto, Portugal:

In 1906, my great-grandfather, José Lello, and his younger brother, António, created Livraria Lello as we know it today. It’s located right in the heart of the labyrinthine streets of the old town, where you’ll find some of the city’s most important historic attractions. The store was designed by renowned Portuguese engineer Xavier Esteves; its opening was a major event not only in Portugal but throughout Europe.

That central red staircase is quite spectacular. The staircase is an engineering masterpiece and the most photographed element of the bookstore. All the ornaments around the staircase are made of plaster, employing the trompe l’oeil technique to imitate wood. Only the handrails are made of actual wood, brought from Brazil for its high quality. J.K. Rowling, when she lived in Porto, used to visit quite often, and it’s said the staircase was one of the sources of inspiration for the Harry Potter saga. Remember the moving stairs at Hogwarts?

(h/t Scott)


Here's a list of the 30 best local (independent) bookstores. I have no idea what criteria the author used to compile the list, so take it for what it's worth. It might come in handy if you're visiting a city one of the bookstores on the list is in (h/t Timo).



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

MALARIA literally means ‘bad air’; it was originally thought to be caused by inhaling the malodorous air found in stagnant bogs and marshes.

Usage: Malaria is a disease, not a bad night at the opera.

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EMT 02/17/19

—krakatoa

Hi! I'm your EMT, and I'll be taking your comments this morning.

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/16/19) Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Night

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Saturday Night Joke

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked,

"How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember.
The women were then told to take out their cellphones and text their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."
Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with another woman and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message.

Below are 12 actual hilarious replies.


If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love. Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way?

1. Who the hell is this?

2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?


3 Yeah, and I love you too. What's wrong?

4. What now? Did you wreck the car again?

5. I don't understand what you mean?

6. What the hell did you do now?

7. Are you sure this is for me?

8. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

9. Am I dreaming?

10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.

11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.

12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-16-2019 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

—OregonMuse

One Frame at a Time

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I love old special effects.

Rear projection that's obviously fake, compositing that has elements fading into each other, literal drawing on the film cells, I love it all. Beyond their quaint qualities, I like to see people with limited means to create the impossible visually stretch, using every tool they had at their disposal, to invent new images that the audience had never seen before.

Out of all of it, though, my personal favorite is probably stop-motion animation, using a stiff and articulated doll, filming it a single frame at a time, to create the illusion of moving, breathing creatures on film. The technique is almost as old as film itself (there's a lost short film from 1898 called Humpty Dumpty's Circus), and it was used for decades until newer technologies supplanted it.

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Chess Thread 02-16-2019

—OregonMuse

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Star Wars Chess


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (909)

Goal: Black can win a rook
Hint: Deflect the king into a fork


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Put down the snow shovels and the umbrella laced drinks and enjoy the world of pets.

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Saturday Gardening Thread: February 16 [KT]

—Open Blogger

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From Drabs to Fabs (Furniture refinishers in Utah)

Hello, gardeners and garden dreamers. Some photography, and some content from The Horde. Hope you have some fun with it today. This is unusual:

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Maybe this will make more sense:

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Gavin Newsom decides to destroy the planet, maybe go to Washington someday [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Will we even be able to fly for 100 miles now?

Good morning. Busy week in Washington. I think I might be able to add a few local details to the California-centered topic below:

Gavin Newsom decides to destroy the planet

The new California governor is surprising a lot of people by breaking with some of Jerry Brown's priorities. But his decision to abandon the Los Angeles to San Francisco run of the California high-speed rail project had to be a blow to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. No matter how much she spent on air travel during her campaign, her New Green Deal Resolution initially called for the USA to:

build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary

And we only have 10 years to plan and implement this! Or is it 12 years?

Maybe Lindsey Graham is right. Gavin Newsom has given up on the big push for HSR in California, the fifth largest economy in the world, even with federal help! What hope is there for the planet now? How can we inspire all those countries that hate us to mobilize all their resources to reach zero carbon emissions? Like Mr. Graham says,

Let's bury the hatchet and enjoy the next 12 years because they are going to be our last, right?

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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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EMT 02/16/19

—krakatoa

Whither our Republic?

Only one side of the ever-widening political divide thus far is willing to persecute the other for the most unremarkable of "offenses", with punishments ranging from social defenestration right through to taking away their opponent's means of providing for themselves and family, and all the way up to actual physical violence in the affirmation of their own golden calves.

They take our patience and our forbearance for weakness and press their tyrant's advantage at every turn. Once, however, the walls are truly felt behind the backs of even the most defenseless of oppressed, a remarkable and grim resolve is generally found.

Tyrants usually find an end that was impossible for them to foresee: An inexplicable result unaccounted for in the nihilistic actuarial tables of Marxist post-modernism.

History books may airbrush out the Left's ubiquitous failures, thus enabling their fatal resurgences, but the lamp-posts remember how once they dangled their morbid ornaments.

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And I Saw A Pale Horse. And Its Rider's Name Was ONT

—WeirdDave

I'm just not feeling it tonight gang. I suppose that I can help those of you that missed Valentines Day though. It's not too late to get your loved one a thoughtful gift.

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The Field of Life and Death: Writing About Nukes I gave a lecture last month on nuclear strategy and nuclear weapons for a local group and thought the AoS gang here might find it interesting, particularly since it counters (with actual facts and history) much of the 'popular [i.e, leftist] wisdom' on those topics. Unfortunately, the camera was positioned so that I was standing in front of the slides most of the time, so you can get the slides here. [Fritzworth]
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Boy, the media sure doesn't like talking about or to the Angel Moms, do they? They have that in common with Democrat politicians, who also refuse to meet with them.
They can't wait to stage Town Halls with the Parkland kids and parents, but they won't permit the Angel Moms on their channels at all.
I wonder why the media behaves the same way as Democrat politicians. It's a mystery I guess we'll never solve.
Caution Flag: Justin Fairfax's Second Accuser Once Accused Another Man of Rape; Was Hit With a Restraining Order For Allegedly Stalking Her Ex-Boyfriend
This doesn't make her allegations untrue. Her previous rape claim was reported to a university dean at the time (she says she was discouraged by the school from pursuing it). But that restraining order for allegedly stalking (the details make it seem like not such a huge thing, but it's still a thing) makes one wonder.
Please do not post long strings in comments. Either break them up into pieces with spaces, or use tinyurl to get a smaller url, or put the url in the "website" field in your name/email signature. This causes a lot of problems on the blog -- comments become very hard to read -- and I will have to start banning people to get this to stop.
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Motherfucker, that's a quote we've been saying about you and Jonah and the rest of (Fake) Conservatism, Inc. for three years now. (Actually, more like five or six years.) Say, we know about Pierre Omidyar, but is any George Soros money flowing into your various anti-conservative political ops?
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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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