For some reason, this tune seemed appropriate.
TOTALLY NOT CULT BEHAVIOR: This charming person dropped the tweet pictured above. Somewhere in hell, Jerry Rubin of “Yippie, kill your parents” fame, looks on approvingly.
TAMIR RICE SHOOTER COP CAN’T GET NO PEACE: Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, resigns from job with small town police department after being identified by media, protested by townspeople.
MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY SYNDROME: Family of ’11-yo trans activist’ panhandles online so they can flee Texas.
DEAR LEADER: White House replaces Norman Rockwell paintings with photos of Biden. Apparently, the Rockwell family requested the return of the paintings. The White House has the entire inventory of the Smithsonian at their disposal, plus the cachet to get other fine art on loan, yet chose to go full DPRK.
UVALDE TIMELINE KEEPS GETTING WORSE: This article speaks for itself.
JAMES CAAN DEAD AT 82: Beloved actor dies, no cause of death given. Keith Richards still alive, against all odds.
WORD FOR THE DAY: Vabbing.
There are so many layers of horseshit in that “trans kid fleeing Texas” train wreck, that I don’t know where to start.
I feel dumber for having read the article.
She really really wants to cut her son’s dick off looks like. Poor kid is screwed.
I noticed no father in the photo or mentioned in the article.
He’s composting in the crawlspace of the house.
That’s why they’re moving, because Texas doesn’t support that kind of lifestyle.
Many such cases.
The virtue must be signaled at any and all costs!
“It was humiliating as hell,” she said. “It’s not in my nature to ask for help.”
Lol, sure it’s not.
Read the last paragraph. It’s a leftist cultural thing. Having to ask people to voluntarily help you is bad. Demanding that government help you with tax dollars looted from others is good.
So close . . . .
That right there is enough to make me hate her. I am sure her family misses her.
The use of the term “mommy” when speaking to other adults is a red flag for me.
It’s not your safe word?
Luckily I’m just committed to normal real justice, not fake, racist justice. Dodged that bullet. Now i won’t have to interact with a psychotic racist. Well, one less anyway.
I have some hardcore democrat cousins back in California. I haven’t cut them off, but don’t allow them to bring up their causes when we get together. The funny one is my cousin who was a dedicated hippy in his youth. His niece is the farthest gone of the clan. When he sees her behavior he asks if he was that bad when he was young.
Anyone else having issues with the site loading?
FYI Tonio- I submitted something for review.
Yep, not just you.
Lackey and Stinky: Yeah, I noticed the website issue, too. I’ve reported that to Webdom.
I submitted the Stoic article for tomorrow, but it was acting weird, did it make it?
Thanks. I saw you editing it. Guessing you were experiencing slow website, too.
I just checked and it’s there. I’ll clean up the HTML tags tomorrow morning.
I got it fixed and scheduled.
OT (and I’ll spam this in midday links for a couple of days):
Any Glibs who will be in or near Albuquerque on the 13th of August and would like to attend my 50th anniversary party please send me an email at jemezhobbit at the protonmail and I’ll get you an invitation.
Good stuff, congrats on (almost) 50!
Can’t make it, but congrats in advance.
50? (≖_≖ )
I was a child bri- uh, groom.
Hobbits are long-lived.
It’s those 6 meals a day.
Second Breakfast is my favorite meal of the work day. And yes, I have hairy toes.
I can’t make it to this one, but maybe the eleventy-halfth in 5 years.
Congrats! Albuquerque is a bit too far, but I will raise a cup (of coffee) to Mr. and Mrs. Hobbit.
That broad at the top cutting ties is doing her family a favor. How people can be so far up their own ass is beyond me.
Click on the tweet and scroll down.
The self righteousness from everyone is nauseating.
I have a friend who could best be described as a “serial monomaniac.” I’ve known him for 34 years, and in that time he’s latched on to half-a-dozen different “big ideas” and simply would. not. let. them. go. for the better part of a decade or so. His latest is an obsession with COVID and all its variants, and he’s turned into the ultimate True Believer that we have to “defeat” this virus, regardless of evidence showing that it’s probably not possible. (He dismisses all such evidence with thinly-veiled contempt for those who would bring such evidence to his attention.)
I suspect a lot of people with their head up their ass are due to them being some flavour of monomaniacs.
The best course of action for me is to wait it out, but I’m not getting any younger.
Cults want people to cut ties with those who may save them from the cult.
If no one is there to talk you off the ledge, you’re more likely to jump.
A quick Googling of “signs you’re in a cult turns up this:
Restriction of information sources to only their literature, website.
Mandatory meetings, activities or you suffer heavy consequences.
Isolation from the world, in general.
Isolation from family members and close friends if they do not agree with the group.
You must obey their leaders or a single leader.
I would say wokeness meets all of these criteria. It’s so dumb too. Refusing to speak to your family has an actual, measurable cost to yourself and them. There is ZERO measurable contribution to the “cause.” It’s not like there’s some magical exchange that for every uncle that makes mildly off-color jokes you cut out of your life, one child escapes the ghetto. Their “commitment” is not just obviously pointless on it’s face, it illogical to the point of being stupid even to young children.
Additionally, it’s also a terrible cult because it offers no redemption. The very best you can hope for is that you give up all your family, time, money and resources to the cause and you’ll be seen as slightly less of a piece of shit all because of your skin color. It really is just the opposite side of the KKKoin.
“you’ll be seen as slightly less of a piece of shit”
If that. This person makes the case: Whatever you do will never be enough.
And all they’re doing is bullying at this point. Besides kids, who are a captive audience, there are 0 people who listen to this and suddenly realize “I’ve been a white supremacist piece of shit this whole time!”
I’m pretty sure their strategy is less about recruitment and more about scaring everyone into shutting up and doing what they say.
A bit of both, but probably more the scaring than the recruiting. Pretty much everyone already agrees racism is bad, which is why this tactic is both pointless yet effective.
I suspect that her family was doing the cutting or perhaps it was mutual because she’s such a cunte.
That is a tremendous song. I remember buying that album in 1979 and just about wearing the damn thing out.
Uvalde was a false flag.
It couldn’t be more obvious at this point.
Re: the first Twatter. I highly encourage all people who feel the same as her, or even kind of agree, to do what she’s advocating and isolate themselves from everyone they know or love. Please. Maybe then I won’t have it listen to the bullshit and can live in peace.
I feel bad for that “trans” kid. If xher ever realizes how much she’s been lied to, xhhy’ll flip zxy’l’s lid.
I have a friend whose daughter thinks she’s a boy and presents that way. My friend and her husband call the girl by her real name and she/her. My friend is of the opinion that the girl can do what she wants within reason right now, but she’s not going to let the girl do anything to herself where the girl can come back 10 years later and say, “Why did you let me do this to myself?”
There’s a couple formerly trans writers on Substack who write articles directed at parents of children in this situation and how to speak to their kids. They don’t want their to be the schism they had and try to make them aware of how society is acting against the parents. Might help.
They better keep an eye on the kid’s
Blaire White has a podcast now. Her most recent one was talking to a detransitioner.
See Pie? This is what happens when you don’t have democracy. The autocrat just posts links whenever they want.
Full disclosure I’m in contact with exactly three members of my birth and extended family for this specific reason
Because you are a bad person.
I think the technical term is “cancerous asshole.”
Or what I wrote to Stinky above. I sometimes feel very sad for people like this, but it’s a wiggly world and their right to live that way.
What about non-white people? They can’t be racist too? Why is she excluding non-whites from her Tweet? That sounds pretty racist to me.
“My crazy ideas on… (fill in the blank) are more important to me than the people who raised me and my blood relatives.”
My position on the subject.
Oh, crap. I just realized I scheduled these way early, by accident, and was editing them up until a few minutes ago. Sorry.
Sure sure. It’s okay to admit you just wanted to throw the great Firster for a loop.
It’s a conspiracy, and I intend to talk to the supervisor about it.
I already beat you to it. You might even say I did it……first.
***Touches pinky to the side mouth a la Dr. Evil***
Funny how, effortless, that was for you.
I don’t want to say I’m better at firsting than Brochettaward….because I’m pretty sure that’s all he has.
You people get the gift of watching greatness, neh…Firstness…in action on a daily basis, yet you still can’t even recognize when you are or, sometimes more crucially, are not seeing it in action.
I think I have to admit defeat. There’s no way I’m going to be the first to make any sense out of that.
So I’m in Orlando for the weekend. Just stuffed myself at a Brazilian steakhouse. Think I’ll just go lie down and pass away in smorgasbordic
So the steaks are waxed?
How many is a brazilian?
About 213 million, last I checked.
Jesus. You must be related to some sort of fuzzy forest creature. That must take a lot of wax.
Brazilian steakhouses are great.
Like a slightly classier golden corral.
From that Twitter cesspool:
Fucking Trump! 🙄
He really is the God-Emperor, isn’t he?
made it socially acceptable to voice opinions that were taboo previously
Killing babies, and grooming children…no wait, I don’t think that was him.
Lemme think on that.
No theater in this country can project that well.
“accelerated the demise of tolerance as a virtue.”
It was Trump that made her and the rest of the left intolerant.
In a way he did; he broke their minds.
It wasn’t him, it was the deep state and the corporate media apparatus that went into overdrive to depict him as the worst political monster this side of Hitler. These same people steadfastly refuse to ever mention Stalin, Pol Pot or Mao. His actual politics are a fucking bore. They hate him because he stood there for 5 straight years with his arm firmly stretched out pushing his middle finger directly in their faces right in front of every one. He showed they were impotent and once everyone knew their boners were broken, so went their minds.
Trump has indeed become immortal. He will live forever in the leftist mind, joined eternally with Hitler like some Siamese twins from hell.
I hate those fucking Trumpalos! Why can’t they be tolerant like me? Those fucking bastards, they should all just die.
It’s a beautiful thing isn’t it? Witnessing that kind of psychotic lack of self-awareness.
Uh, no. We bought it fair and square.
On Wednesday, during a parliamentary session in Moscow, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, cautioned the U.S. to think twice before seizing or freezing Russian assets abroad. The top Russian official reminded the U.S. that Alaska once belonged to Russia, and the Kremlin may want the land back.
That’s quite the threat.
I don’t think Russia can handle a war with Ukraine and Animal at the same time. That being said, I wouldn’t put it past Biden to somehow fuck this up.
I’m hoping President Skynet doesn’t wake out of a stupor one day and decide he’s had it with all of us.
Russian soldiers experience a tragic boating accident while crossing the sea to invade Alaska. Weaponless, they return home.
I’m thinking more like what happened with the British troops and Hessian mercenaries 1776-1871. Many deserted and started new lives.
Deserted? I’m assuming that the desert in this case would be a baked Alaska?
When my mother did genealogical research on her family so that she could join the DAR (she already knew she qualified, but didn’t have the proof) she found that in addition to the previously known American Revolutionary War vet we also had an ancestor from the same time frame whose origin was listed as Hesse, so I like to think that he was one of those deserters.
Biden will just give it back on accident when he stutters
Molon labe Ivan.
Commie cunte says commie cunte things.
“Real change isn’t a new Tory PM but a new politics to redistribute wealth and power.”
Mr Corbyn called for a new government after Boris Johnson announced the “process of choosing new leader will begin” following his resignation as Conservative Party leader earlier today.
The former Labour leader was quick to condemn Boris Johnson yesterday, calling for a “People’s Government” to replace the Conservative Party.
Was listening to an interview with a Marxist “professor” of “economics.” In his view, the world is trending this direction. He’s excited for the reformation/revolution and believes now is the time to act in America.
Buckle up folks.
He’s correct that there is going to be a seizure of the means of production and a centralization of all power over the economy. He will, like every Marxist that came before him, not like who is actually the ones doing it or what they’ll do when they have it. Turns out all the long march has ended up doing is conditioning the masses to passively accept the rule of the Davos crowd.
He never effectively answered the hard questions from the interviewer. If he’s supposed to be one of the leading Marxist economists, it’s no wonder their ideas never come to fruition. He used a lot of flowery language to cover up a very shallow understanding of human nature, the role of government, and economics.
But…he still believes it’s ascendant (it is) and you’re right, he always went with the “it wasn’t really communism!” Argument, as he no doubt will this time assuming he survives the purges.
I don’t know if you’ve ever read any of the pamphlets (I will not dignify them by calling them books) that Marx wrote, but his whole thing is pretty much a shallow understanding of human nature, the role of government, and economics.
Narrator: He will not survive the purges.
I have and I agree. I was hoping to get a better understanding from someone who claims to have a deep understanding of the subject, but it was as incoherent as Marx’s own works.
Honestly, listening to someone like that is about like listening to a flat-earther or a Chem-trailer. Sure, dude, whatever.
Except flat-earthers are rightly belittled and laughed out of polite society. These assholes are given tenure off tax payer dollars and get broadcast on NPR.
Get fucked, Brits.
While Johnson was bad, rest assured that all the alternatives are worse.
Not a doubt in my mind.
“a new politics to redistribute wealth and power”
They already did that. They booted some hereditary peers (including global warming skeptic Lord Monckton) and replaced them with life peers. They went full welfare state .
They haven’t redistributed enough obviously, the right Top.Men don’t have all of the wealth and all of the power. That’s when we’ll know we have finally reached the proper outcome!
Computers and Blackrock will do it this time…
The White House has the entire inventory of the Smithsonian at their disposal, plus the cachet to get other fine art on loan, yet chose to go full DPRK.
Did I mention this administration replaced normal 8×10 photos of leadership with 16×20? Yeah they are in love with themselves.
Also it took only 6 months to get those photos versus nearly 3 years to get the previous admin
They probably slow walked the photos in the previous admin because they figured they passed a tipping point, the walls were closing in, and he would be gone.
Straight dudes and lezbeens might wanna check out Tucker tonight
You should wear the red hankie in solidarity with her, OBE. Be sure to wear it in your right back pocket.
Damnit, Tonio, I was just about to crack that joke…
On second thought, I wouldn’t want him to be the butt of everyone’s mockery…
When she says she’s going to wear the red hankie, does she mean only the red hankie? 🤞🤞🤞
She would look so much better as a dark haired brunette.
She would look so much better
Come on brah
I like blonde hair + dark brows, if natural. Looks like her actual hair color, or near it.
This just looks strange to me.
I was at the Houston airport yesterday and a Dutch family was behind me in the security line. Tall, tall, tall, blond, blond blond.
So I’m right at 6’0″ tall. One of our plants is in “the Dutch part of Belgium”, and a few years back I was at a meeting we had there with about a hundred fairly local external folks we hosted there (Industrie 4.0 types). Basically a large chunk of the Dutch Industrie 4.0 world. Anyway, during the part of the afternoon where we were all standing/walking around the session looking at displays or eating and talking, I very definitely noticed being way down on the low side of the bell curve for height. It felt frankly odd.
Spousal Unit’s side of the family is Dutch. Last time I was there with her rellies, I (being 5’7″) felt like I needed climbing gear just to talk to everybody at the party.
I’m roughly the same size.
I remember in Japan in a relatively crowded elevator of something like 10 people or so being the tallest person there.
When I worked for Maersk, the Danes came in 2 sizes, shorter than 5’9 or taller than 6’2. There was a weird gap in the height distribution.
Did they sing a song about Sinter Klaus?
Only around December 6th.
Being of Dutch ancestry, I resemble that comment.
6’2″ tall, 215 lbs, size 12 shoe. And I’m pretty close to average for males in my area (Holland, Michigan).
Fun fact:. Dutch males measure above average in another key measurement as well. 😉😉
Jessica’s translation from Wokesh – “Why isn’t everybody else as lonely and miserable as I am?”
Hijacking to say thanks for the Night Soldiers book. I’m about halfway through and it’s fantastic!
My pleasure, glad you’re liking it.
You do understand that the woke justify their behavior by seeing their loneliness and misery as a sign that they’re doing it correctly?
But not a Fuch to give.
How long did this trial last?
Theranos Former President Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani Found Guilty on All 12 Fraud Counts
OTH, when we prosecutors aren’t grandstanding something like this for a small company is likely going to be a week or so.
Well, now we know what kind if person is required to actually have to post bail of any kind of size in Manhattan.
Bodega worker in Rikers on murder charge after stabbing attacker in self-defense
It’s sad that Escape From New York has switched from dystopia to utopian.
Wasn’t it an OTT take about 1970s New York?
I like how the title of the video still claims the attacker was stabbed over a bag of chips. Some cunty prog intern summarized that shit.
If there’s one thing progressives hate, it’s self-defense.
This is not going to go over well with most New Yorkers, who are already angry at Bragg’s pro-crime record.
Come on Sensei. Jose is clearly a WHITE Hispanic and the victim is black. This is settled science, ah, uh, I mean settled justice.
But seriously, why does anybody live in NYC or San Fran?
Isn’t this the exact opposite of what was supposed to happen? Wasn’t the laptop class supposed to be hyper-libertarian since they have to buy everything?
And why is it that the wealthy educated urban elites are the ones pushing for decivilization. Weren’t they supposed to the bulwark of the commercial society?
I can’t post the link because I keep getting an internal service Error?
Anyway it is an Arnold Kling book review on Econlib..
These questions seem like they should be aimed at progressives. I can’t imagine any of us making these claims. You know we’re not progressives here right?
Shit. Did I just feed the troll?
Have you read anything libertarians have said about the internet over the last 30 years?
And you are aware of the actual arguments made by libertarians in defense of free trade and the commercial society?
Yes. And I’m aware that the laptop class becoming hyper-libertarian and wealthy educated urban elites being capitalist bulwarks are not among them. The laptop class is a direct result of progressives and academia pushing towards a bureaucratic state middle-managed by the children they’ve indoctrinated with their institutions. I don’t even think the second claim warrants a response its so absurd.
Because libertarians didn’t think that “bureaucratic state middle-managers” would use the internet and computers.
A 26-year-old article on the ‘Net?
I used to work in that space. There were thousands of articles, penned from every conceivable viewpoint, on how the ‘Net was gonna change [fill in the blank], usually for the better. The vast majority of them have turned out to be simplistic bullshit, akin to those “What the future will bring!” articles in magazines like Popular Science/Mechanics.
Honestly, stop channeling Faith Popcorn circa 1998, mang.
The issue is most libertarians were still saying this stuff in 2019 long after it was obvious it wasn’t happening. Remember how Welch and Gillespie explictingly saying that internet generation was libertarian even if they didn’t know it in their libertarian moment article?
Libertarian Moment – oh yeah, that was about the time EVERYONE HERE checked out of THERE. Hmm, you might ponder that.
Quoting Gillespie as a typical libertarian is like quoting Joe Scarborough as a typical republican. Of course he’s wrong, he’s not what he says he is.
I wouldn’t classify Reason as “most libertarians,” but hey, whatevs, d00d.
I know I left TOS because they were too libertarian.
There seems to be a combination of factors which effected a transition from the techno-libertarian optimism of the 1990s to today:
1. What it meant to be a nerd got watered down and mainstreamed
2. The selective pressures that kept the incompetent and useless away were lowered partly by technological innovation and partly by cultural imperative
3. Tech companies learned that, to survive, they needed to get in bed with the government (primarily through lucrative contracts, at least at first)
4. The government realized that, thanks to tech, they could employ many more people (directly and indirectly) doing even less than before (white-collar welfare)
5. This provided a neat solution for the problem of sending too many people to college without enough barriers to entry and then filling their heads with unrealistic expectations for future employment prospects
6. For various reasons, the people in tech who “should have known better” broke about 80-20 against keeping standards high and excluding the unfit
7. After awhile, with enough entryists, incompetents, hangers-on, and occasionally outright fifth columnists around, the aforementioned 80% became convinced that the 20% who thought this was a bad idea from the start are now the problem and have to go
8. Relatedly, the culture shifted to suit mainstreaming, hacker became a pejorative, and the overlap between “cutting-edge tech company” and “government intelligence project” got a lot blurrier, resulting in things like the leakers of the Obama era (except the trans one) becoming villains today
How will governments respond to this rapid decentralization of knowledge and power?
There Winston – right FUCKING there, they asked the question to which we have the ALL TOO APPARENT answer. They doubled down. They did not give up and just go, “okay – libertarian moment, yay”! Let us all shuffle off to irrelevance and impotence – that is to be our lot in life.
REAL FUCKING HUMAN BEHAVIOR. No, the libertarian pundit/theorist doesn’t recognize it anymore than a goddamn Marxist does. Does that answer your question(s)?
The problem is that 90’s libertarian didn’t think the government could control the internet. One reason was that they had trouble thinking what exactly the government would do. For example did they imagine a non-Socon justification to clamp down on internet porn? Or fears of hate speech and misinformation?
some 90’s libertarian
Damn, you mean they weren’t perfect at prognosticating the future? Well, let’s spend 10 million words hashing that out.
You have intelligent commentary to make but this fucking tic of yours has gone beyond tiresome.
Maybe, just maybe, on glibertarians.com you could try responding to things written on glibertarians.com and respond to fee.org on fee.org?
I mean, I have written articles that have taken plenty of criticism. You have a view on libertarianism and Georgism?
We are actual libertarians. What arguments have I made about free trade and commercial society? As someone who supports individualism, I don’t feel the need to answer for anyone else.
You are the worst kind of collectivist.
I really don’t remember either of those arguments being made. Who was saying that?
The voices in Winston’s head?
The existence of the laptop/email class today represents a hostile takeover of the bourgeois engineering class by the professional-managerial class. The latter are parasitical and first infested academia, then nonprofits, then government, then corporations. They subsist on the stolen valor that is the public perception of computer-related work. When most of them have never fired up AutoCAD or can’t code their way out of a logic problem or don’t even know how to edit the Windows Registry, it’s hard to say they represent the same sort of people upon whom some of these assumptions were made.
That having been said, the sort of libertarians who predicted things as you say seem to be completely dismissive of the existence of this inflection point, and start slinging around accusations of fascism whenever anyone points it out.
I don’t disagree I just think that libertarians didn’t think this would happen and sure didn’t expect them to go woke and green.
The average materialistic libertarian, at least of that day, saw the world as far more compartmentalized than it actually is. Government, media, culture, religion, education, business; there is so much interplay between these things that they can’t possibly be separated.
Have some naked propaganda. The headline:
Buried in the article:
Bonus points for prominently-featured tiddies.
She can propagandize me. She can propagandize me anytime.
I had exactly the same experience at age 28. Left lung collapsed spontaneously. Tension pneumothorax, nearly killed me. Then two weeks after leaving the hospital, collapsed again, required major surgery (thoracotomy, pleural abrasion) to fix. Pretty sure I wasn’t vaping in 1981, who can I sue?
I’m no expert, but her lungs look just fine to me.
My niece (not a vaper) had that happen to her.
I was confused how a 18 year old girl could spontaneously have a collapsed lung.
I happened to be on duty with a Navy Officer Doctor when I got the phone call and I asked that rhetorically(not knowing he was a Dr.) and he replied “Let me guess, she is skinny and large breasted”
“Yes, she is”
“That’s actually not unusual for that body type.”
A year later she had it happen on the other side, she said both times were horrific.
Funny. A male friend who is relatively tall and skinny had the same thing happen in his twenties.
Bitch is trying to help Biden with his moronic JUUL ban. Hope she’s well paid. Titties like that don’t come cheap.
If only Team Blue could enact “common sense” speech restrictions.
Disinformation Has Become Another Untouchable Problem in Washington
Translation: “We want to control everyone’s thoughts and speech, but it’s transparently totalitarian enough that even our constituency won’t support it, so instead of admitting it’s illiberal, authoritarian and undemocratic, we’re going to relabel it “untouchable” and make it seem like opposing it is something only icky, racist, fascist Trump voters want.”
Without reading the article, am I in the ballpark?
Pay no mind to the 1,001 books, podcasts, and articles written by Democrats on demographic destiny and the Southern border.
I like the “baseless” editorializing in there. To steal JI’s examples above, I don’t think I’ve ever read the “baseless” modifier in front of flat earth theories or chem trails.
I don’t recall it ever going in front of a claim made by anyone on the left.
He said, without evidence.
Celebration parallax (you can talk about only if you think it’s a good thing, otherwise it’s a conspiracy theory) is, I think, a logical outcome of nudge theory (don’t force people, just make the alternatives needlessly difficult to pursue). You’re allowed to dissent, of course, you’re just not allowed to communicate it easily.
Related: Elizabeth Warren declares war on crisis pregnancy centers, wants to fine them $100k if they spread disinformation such as “a fetus is a baby”.
You’d think a Native American would be more sensitive about attempts to reduce certain populations.
Wow. She is a piece of work.
The thing is, there is a concerted effort at disinformation. It’s called Critical Theory and it’s invading everything and is helped along by foreign (Chinese)investments in schools, businesses, and governments, but that’s not what they mean. That’s the good kind.
Jeebus. Talk about complete lack of self-awareness.
Ppl who were experiencing website weirdness this afternoon – WebDom wants to know what OS/Browser were you using?
I had some slow loading. Chrome on Windows.
Brave. As in “I’m stunning and brave because I lobbed off my own dick, now bow before me!”
I’m not actually experiencing any problems, I just wanted some reassurance that turning myself into a eunuch was a good decision and I shouldn’t kill myself.
What makes you bad is not that you chopped off your pee pee, but that you didn’t do it when you were 10 like a proper trannie.
I experienced some earlier today, but not recently using Firefox.
Oh, and on a Mac (OS).
No issues with Brave.
Chrome Andriod OS
I couldn’t get in once during lunch. Fine now.
been getting 503 errors through out the day, but only every now and then.
Just slow loading with Opera and Win 10.
Had a couple errors with Firefox on windows.
Brave (latest iteration) on Windows 10.
Safari. Latest iPad OS (15.something)
Slow loading, Firefox on Android phone.
| DEAR LEADER: White House replaces Norman Rockwell paintings with photos of Biden.
Hopefully they have a couple of Hunter up. Maybe a still from the selfie video he took in the isolation chamber ripping on a crack pipe. The green tint really adds something.
Someone with artistic talent should make a series of Rockwell-esque paintings featuring Hunter and the lesser Bidens.
In distinctly un-Rockwell like poses that could really be a hit.
There is plenty of material to choose from.
Hunter has artistic talent! No joke, he’s so good people will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for his paintings. Anonymously. It couldn’t be further from a transparent money laundering scheme!
Now that would be making lemonaid out of lemons. Or in Hunter’s case, meth out of Sudafed.
The truth will be told via RESELL value.
I’m really just highly amused that months and months later there is still a steady drip of stuff coming out of that laptop. I almost feel like it is an inexhaustible font of depravity and corruption. I feel like my kids will grow up, have kids of their own and Ill still open up the Daily Mail in 2045 and a picture of Hunter with a crack pipe, handgun and one his relative’s tits will be staring back at me with vacant eyes.
Now there’s a scary thought, Hunter having the longevity of Keith Richards.
The site choked on this the first time. How about the headline accurately reflecting the reason you can’t get married is you are gay and not because you are an American.
I’m going to guess that Newsweek would never print an article like this about some country in Latin America or Africa. The Japanese? Eh, you can paint their government as mean bigots.
And they of course have to throw in a shot at the US at the end because of Roe. Like a lesbian couple has to worry if a state has a heartbeat law or doesn’t allow abortions through the final trimester.
Newsweek is weird. Mostly lefty crap, but sometimes really well done and balanced articles.
Au contraire, the American-centric media is hard at work wokifying Latin America already. They’ve had significantly less success in Africa, but that’s not for lack of trying.
Continuing the conversation that was happening in the morning links and last night about tech companies and their employees, I just had an interesting HR screener with a well known fintech company.
First thing out of the HR person’s mouth was “can we reschedule for the same time tomorrow? I’m a bit under the weather”. And then the person proceeded to blame the “humid weather” in the bay area for her allergies acting up.
Uhm, a couple questions:
1) you couldn’t send an email like 5 minutes earlier?
2) allergies? Really? Pop a Claritin and power through. I’m gonna be talking most of the time anyway.
Am I wrong here?
Claritin is garbage. For work you need the hard stuff, but the side effects suck.
No, you’re not. There seems to be an increasing number of instances where I’m left scrambling for manpower because someone couldn’t handle one of life’s small curve balls.
On the flip side, do you want a job interview to hinge on someone who probably isn’t paying attention because they’re miserable?
do you want a job interview to hinge on someone who probably isn’t paying attention because they’re miserable
This is why I was graceful and even supportive of her on the phone. If anything, being nice may get me through to the next round.
Still, I’m a bit peeved that this person is the gatekeeper I need to navigate past to get this job.
The Fortune 100 HR in NYC aren’t quite that ridiculous.
I agree, you either send an email canceling and apologizing or suck it up. You are doing the interview you really don’t even need to give a reason. You just say you are unable to make the appointment.
The oversharing didn’t help her cause. If she had left it at “I’m feeling under the weather”, it could be anything, and we’ve all been there before. Maybe you ate something funny or you have a migraine or whatever.
Some people have a tendency to overshare when they feel a bit guilty about what they’re doing, and this felt like one of those situations.
Am I wrong here?
Don’t get me started. Take the ages of any two members of my team (self excluded), add them together, and that number will be less than my age. Yet I seem to be the only one on the staff who can go more than two weeks without taking a sick day. This, on a team which is by and large working remotely. But I am not permitted to go into the office because I don’t have the proper papers certifying that I am fully vaccinated and I am therefore a threat to those who are “protected”. That protection doesn’t seem to be working too well.
If they’re anything like me at that age, those weren’t “sick” days. More like “recovery” days.
I haven’t taken one since I was (re)hired almost two years ago at this company.
I think I’ve taken one, maybe two in the 5 years I’ve been at this company. When I had covid, I took off an hour early one day and started an hour late the next day.
We can talk about it when we finally meet for the Texas meetup, which is listed in the forum.
Depending on what you do there could be openings where I am.
So, cocktail flu?
Next door is cooking with briquettes. I will judge you for that. Chunk charcoal or GTFO.
Meh, I use briquettes, but I won’t judge you for using chunk.
Briquettes here too, and pellets for the smoker instead of stick. You don’t like it, don’t eat it.
I’m with you on that one.
Chunk charcoal or GTFO.
I grill with briquettes, smoke with chunk.
Natural gas and hardwood pellets, myself.
Don’t hate on me.
I’ve struggled to get decent smoke out of my pellet grill. Any suggestions?
Next time, I’m going to try putting it in smoke mode for an hour before setting the real temperature. I get a bit of smokiness in the bark, but the interior of the meat tastes like it was baked in an oven.
From my experience, you’re never gonna get the same results as a true low-and-slow southern or southwestern style BBQ; I usually load up a packet of heavy-duty aluminum foil with about a cup of pellets (or chunks, if that’s what’s on hand) after soakin’ ’em for awhile in some flavourful liquid, poke holes in the foil and then put the packet on one of the zones turned to high until it starts smoking prodigiously, then turn it to low and let the meat in question sit over one of the other unlit zones nearest the smoker until the smoke gives out on its own, then I finish it any way I can. You will not get a “classic” bark this way, but it’s still tasty.
Yeah you aren’t going to get a hardwood smoke from a pellet smoker but you will get consistent cooks every time.
I put a separate smoke canister filled with either chips or pellets that imparts a heavier smoke to the cook. Similar to your homemade version, which I used to do until I was going through so much aluminum foil.
I also have an actual stainless-steel smoking box, but I find that if I poke larger amounts of holes in a foil packet, I get better smoke (though it doesn’t last as long, so more soaked pellets/chunks to compensate).
Foil at Costco is cheap.
I imagine you could put multiple packets in, too. Never tried that myself.
Daddy warbuckz over here. Yeah it’s cheap but I do a lot of smokes so foil is constantly used.
Buy a separate smoke barrel that you can toss in and add smoke to it.
I’ve had it suggested to me that I should get a blend of hardwood pellets and charcoal pellets. They make bags of them blended in proper proportions (charcoal obviously burns slower so you shouldn’t do 50/50) but I haven’t actually taken the plunge yet to see if it works.
Interesting. It’s been several years since I’ve darkened the door of my local Big Box BBQ retail store, mebbe I should mosey on over and see what’s what these days.
For a single meal, I offset smoke with briquettes and chips. For a smoke out, I use a combo of briquettes, chunks, and chips.
Knew you were a good egg. Though I will toss briquettes in as a charcoal base for the stick burner if I failed to get chunk.
I used lump when I grill and briquettes for smoking. Lump is irregular in shape and very porous. This prevents consistency in temps an burn speed in my Weber smoky mountain. With briquettes I can load the firebox and have it burn fo 8 hours without much temp variation. Lump might or might not catch in some areas as it burns out from the center.
Yes it makes a superior coal bed but burns faster.
Hate to say it but I’ve never heard of Chunk charcoal before now.
Chunk for grilling. Hickory and pecan logs in the firebox for smoking.
4 hours of heavy smoke for a packer brisket and then finished overnight in the oven at 225. Hits 205 around 10am. It may not be quite as good as if smoked the entire time, but 95% there and much better than any restaurant I’ve had. I’ve been thinking about getting a pellet smoker though but just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
I mean lump for grilling. Never heard it called chunk before.
Chunk seems to be more evenly cut, denser, and in smaller bags. Lump seems like a big bag, lighter pieces of various size.
3-4 hours of smoke on a long cook is all you really need anyway. I usually switch to post oak or red oak after I use my flavored wood.
I use briquettes with my Slow N Sear. Tried lump but it’s way harder to hold temp.
Not sure it matters a whit when you are adding wood anyway.
Mmmm… BBQ comes from a burnt out gas station with a sign, in spray paint, saying Papys.
Anything less that this is POGIE bait.
The Biden Sold a Million Barrels From US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China story broke a few days ago. I thought it might blow over, but not now. Is this literally the biggest (in terms of $) scandal ever? Selling off the U.S. Petroleum Reserve to a company his son has financial ties to – that is a bold move.
It’s a global commodity with global demand. It really doesn’t matter.
However, this whole thing is about optics in the first place as selling what we are selling isn’t going to do much. This just muddles the optics. Which seems to be what government does best.
It does matter. That’s supposed to be part of an emergency reserve for use within the US. It’d be like selling ammo to the guy trying to break into your home.
I mean to whom you sell it.
Selling it in the first place is a different story.
It might appear at the bottom of page A19 in the NYT.
That is how Biden(s) can get away with this shit.
Compliant media can’t protect Hunter Biden forever
You might have to break it to the NYP.
I don’t know if she got the memo. Even the party organ NYT no longer says the material from the laptop is “alleged.”
I think the nuance is the laptop is now real. What it contains is now alleged.
Putin’s Dick Pics
Not alleged. I’ve seen them. You have to zoom out. A lot. Good for him.
So he’s a shower, not a grower?
Huh. The stuff I learn here.
Well, he did wrestle a bear once.
James Caan’s best scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET1pJJ4Eihc
Got done doing my first cold smoke of cured bacon. Tasty and nearly fries up like store bought.
Your daily dose of Sanford & son:
Have any of you degenerate seconders had beef bacon? Is it as arousing as it sounds?
Meh. Don’t know if it’s the lack of fat, but I was disappointed.
Now, see, my solution to that problem comes from my French ancestry — not enough fat? Idiote! Sauté it in butter!
Well, okay, duck fat will also work.
(I gave myself a food chubby just typing that.)
It’s often called Irish Bacon.
So, ponder that on the tree of woe.
I want to talk about the lack imagination. I think a serious problem we have is that the statists are masters with coming with new arguments for why they should rule us. Meanwhile libertarians have trouble keeping up and have trouble comprehending how something they like can become a force for statism.
For example libertarians want people to be safe and have good mental and physical health. Surely there is no way that these can used to justify censorship and state control of the economy right?
For those who haven’t been paying attention, the LV Raiders have recently been accused of creating a work environment unfriendly to women. Their top lawyer/team president was fired and came out with the accusations , claiming he was fired over them, only to have them be turned around on him a few weeks later by a former employee.
It n the most transparent attempt to use ja black woman as a shield against accusations of sexism and racism since Howard Stern teamed up with that cackling hack Robin Quivers, the Raiders have now hired a black woman to be their new team president. The first (notice the lower case) in NFL history!!!!!1
Can’t link. And you call yourself a firster.
Sometimes Firsters, prematurely first. It happens.
Huh, I expected a silver and black woman.
I can’t even with this.
Are you going to defend Robin to me?
She was the only thing worth listening too on his “show”.
I agreed with Zwak. If you’re talking about cackling, Kamala is the Kueen.
On honour of the fall of BoJo here is British “libertarian” defense of his lockdown.:
Yep, literal circular reasoning. Lockdown must be good because otherwise they wouldn’t have done it. How does that explain Partygate? Or the event which cost him power?
Oh and the oh-so libertarian “everybody is doing it”
The audacity of this motherfucker, complaining about the deaths caused by policies he supported!
My own sister-in-law (who is otherwise a very smart and perspicacious person) fell into the same logical trap when she noted that “the people who were investigating Trump wouldn’t have been doing it unless there was something there to investigate.”
It all fell apart, and I’m too polite and kind (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!) to ask her how she feels about that sentiment of hers, five years on.
People be susceptible to logical fallacies, yo.
Take an outrageous model, extrapolate, rinse and repeat.
Now do cancelling Davos including jet costs and the event itself. Or perhaps explain to the Dutch farmers how many lives will be saved when they give up their livelihood.
Those 20,000 deaths would be offset by lithium miner deaths. That doesn’t matter though. Because those lessers are invisible to to elites. I fucking hate people.
Oh fuck off.
Tell it to the little kids digging cobalt for your precious status symbols.
The whole article and premise is rage inducing.
Nothing wrong with owning an EV if it fits one’s lifestyle but thar be a lot of fart huffing going on over there.
UVALDE TIMELINE KEEPS GETTING WORSE: This article speaks for itself.
Should have taken the shot, but of course hindsight is 20/20. In the counterfactual, the headline is “police guns down Hispanic kid”, and half the nation believes it.
So, wife is on mini-vacation for the next three days, which means that I am unsupervised. Currently sitting in a brewery on my third beer having eaten at an appropriate hour, 4 pm.
Bravo! You enjoy that!
Joe did it! He fucking did it!!!11
Gas prices are plummeting after Biden demanded lower prices at gas stations
I guess those boots ain’t gonna lick themselves.
I have a cold with a dry, hacking cough. I called Teladoc (because, you know, doc office and urgent care are closed) to get a scrip for Tessalon Perles, which is the best cough medicine in the world, praise heaven. Doc who called me said he wasn’t going to rx me Tessalon Perles. He wanted me to get a covid test and take Claritin, as it would help with my postnasal drip. d00d, what. I do not have allergies. I have a cold with a dry hacking 120-pack-year cough. I sound like fucking Kathleen Turner on helium. So I work tonight and then will have to go to the doc tomorrow. At least I have some Nyquil gel caps. Oh, my heeeeeaaaaaadddddddd.
I am so sorry, telemedicine works only when you and the Doc are already on the same page. For shiz like this? Nope.
I’d be tempted to tell him that “I’ve already taken a lateral flow test and it was negative, so now do your FUCKING JOB and prescribe to me the stuff I actually need.”
Bu then, I have an MD who isn’t a complete wanker about this stuff.
By the by, Tessalon Perles sounds pretty good, but I still swear by Benylin with Codeine to take care of those really intractable coughing sessions.
Still got a bottle in the medicine cabinet, Thank God.