We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is the sort of thing I might expect from a lesser, more insecure institution but it is, after all, where Larry Summers got whacked for daring to opine that women might be slightly different from men.
It's creepy as hell, stupid on so many levels, and a good example of pantywaist Dhimmitude too. In fact, you could characterize the Harvard faculty's response as hate speech against the truly peaceful Hindus. Robespierre was like this. Eventually, they decided to remove his head from the rest of his body, too. There's the rub.
It's getting so there are so many things you aren't supposed to say these days...can't even say to a chick in the office that "Hey, you look great today." So no "hate speech" - and no "love speech" either. Or is "love speech" covert "hate speech" because it is demeaning? It's difficult to know, anymore, because it seems OK for them to say to me "You look hot today." I don't really mind being "objectified" as a sex object by women, however. I deserve it, and I enjoy it because I must be an evil part of the partriarchy (or a skirt-chaser, which I am, along with every other red-blooded single guy), or whatever.
Over the years, I think I have posted many things here that would get me fired from Harvard. Things about appreciating pretty girls, things about gals being different from guys, things about Jihadists being a danger to civil civilization, things about Lefties being closet fascists, silly mockery of radical Feminists and of the "Transgender Community" - they have a community? - and plenty of other no doubt dangerous, verboten topics. Somebody should just wire my jaw and cut off my fingers. It's all insane. (Is saying they're all insane impermissible "hate speech"?)
What is this, North Korea? Well, they used to hang Quakers in Boston and burn witches in the suburbs. Veritas, indeed. They should change their motto to "Political Veritas du Jour" instead.
Fortunately for me, I now work for an increasingly-profitable evil Capitalist busiiness where my job is to add value and productivity, instead of for wealthy Harvard which hoards its charity-given, tax-deductible billions and refuses to share it with the struggling 99%. Catch you all around the corner. I'm headed north for family and skiing with friends this week. I'd better play it safe here before I get in trouble, so Happy Kwanzaa and Merry Solstice to our wonderful readers.
Harvard (actually all the Ivy League colleges) and the New York Times are two institutions who's reputations are no longer deserved. They are essentially a shell made from what they used to be. In the case of the NYT, reputation has carried them for at least half a century.
Yikes! I heard there were people like that but I had no idea there were people so devoid of a sense of humor or romance. Personally, I think they are aliens who came via UFOs in Area 51. They apparently mingled sexually with humans (hard to imagine giving their lack of social awareness) and produced a strange humanoid such as the woman-like being in the video. I'll bet she's (can I say 'she' without being sexist?) fun at a party! Let me guess, she thinks eggnog is sexist since it requires a contribution only the female can make.
Well to be perfectly honest, I am of the same opinion with respect to the constant barrage of Christmas carols and songs over and over and over and over and......
Which is why I kind of gravitate to the odd ball covers like Twisted Sister's "Oh Come all Ye Faithful" which includes an homage to one of their more infamous songs, "We're Not Going To Take It" or Joe Satriani's "Heavy Metal Christmas". I also appreciate a good joke song like The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" which is hilarious and proves a point that I've made loudly and often which is that a really bad melody with good lyrics can be saved by the addition of a good horn section and some fuzzbox guitar.
And Mannheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra of course.
On the other hand, women like this wizard brain exist in a permanent state of grumpy and is dismayed at everything and anything that doesn't fit within their narrow world view of "I'm right, you're wrong - get used to it".
I agree with you on the over commercialization of Christmas. Starting the Christmas (sales) season at Halloween is more than a bit much. The constant Christmas carols can easily put a damper on things, but that's pretty easy to regulate.
We do agree with the "pop-tart" in the video. I'll bet she's really hot! You just know that little woman would make a great beer chaser for some man! What a catch! ;-)
The constant Christmas carols can easily put a damper on things, but that's pretty easy to regulate.
Not if you live in my house. The Mrs starts right after Thanksgiving and puts up her Christmas Village and clocks - all timed at five minute intervals 30 minutes playing Christmas carols. And the Sirius in her car is permanently tuned to their Christmas channel for Christmas music. I have to live with this for longer than sane man should have to. Which only goes to prove that I'm really insane.