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Monday, February 12. 2018
Image via ‘Gender trouble’: Museum removes 19th century painting to ‘prompt conversation’
Lucky fellow. Like Narcissus, but with admirers
Experimental Drug Promises to Kill the Flu Virus in a Day
L.L. Bean Drops Life-Time Guarantee
Makes sense. Their customer has changed. I doubt that I will ever wear out my 2 prs of Maine boots
On the other hand, GoRuck's products are lifetime-guaranteed
The 10 Whitest Things About the Woman Who Flushed Her Emotional Support Hamster Down the Toilet at the Airport
Is the 'Global Warming' Cult Finally Coming to Its Senses?
Growing number of state laws are passed or introduced focusing on campus free speech
Why would laws be needed?
California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director
In Defense of Offense by Michael Robillard
"Real life is beginning to mimic college tribunals. When the perpetrator of an anonymous list accusing dozens of men of a whole range of sexual misdeeds..."
BEN SHAPIRO: TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Too smart to handle
AK-47 Rifles, Claymore Mines, & Grenade Launchers Discovered On Mexico Border
The Democrats’ secret weapon to take back statehouses
'Hire the best and fire the worst': Trump proposes biggest civil service change in 40 years
Doubt this will go anywhere.
GREAT NEWS ON REGULATION FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Russia-Trump Investigation: How Did Hillary Clinton Get FBI, FISA To Do Her Political Dirty Work?
Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit
GOP LAWMAKERS RELEASE VIDEO EXPOSING DEEP STATE LIES TO FISA COURT - ‘The Republican memo fairly raises questions about why certain facts were never disclosed to the FISA court’
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re: Waterhouse painting of the nymphs: This story is a little out of date, as it occurred a couple of weeks ago. The public outcry was immediate and full-throated, although I think the museum tried to cover its overtly politically-correct blunder by pretending it was all part of a 'stimulating conversation' plan. I personally go to art museums to see the art rather than receive social instruction, and apparently there are others in this category too. After a week of public condemnation and shaming, the painting was returned to its exhibit. The comments at the story are worth reading. Maybe the museum should offer an exhibit on the Puritan's use of the village stocks, and assign a couple of policy makers as live exhibit subjects.
I would suggest instead that they procure an Iron Maiden or similar and assign said policy makers as "live" exhibit subjects for same. Stocks and the intended use thereof are FAR too mild for the treason and sedition which has been done.
I'll be glad to provide a list of names as candidates...
Again I quote: "Art is that which servers the party...."
I suspect that the concern is that the male figure is of a "Hero" who "accomplishes things". The little nymphs are just "enemies" of those who might be "successful". They are just in the way... Their only agency is disruption.
Intolerable concept, although probably not far from the Hellenic view of the world. Larval Medussae.
The "boobies" are irrelevant.
Re: Russia-Trump Investigation: How Did Hillary Clinton Get FBI, FISA To Do Her Political Dirty Work?
I might have bet they were surprised at how easy it was to get a FISA warrant from a gullible/complicit judge except they told us this sort of thing would happen when debating The Patriot Act. We should have believed them and realized they were the ones who would do it.
Always remember, Democrats are almost always guilty of what they accuse Republicans/conservatives of doing.
My mother-in-law 'returned' a 20+ year old LLBean jacket that she had gotten good use from during that time. It was not in tatters but a bit worn and out of style. I expressed my disagreement with her doing this, she asserted that LLBean took this sort of thing into consideration when pricing their product. Perhaps, but now they are amending their policy because people, like my mother-in-law, increasingly abuse it in this way.
This is why we can't have nice things.
A noticeable reduction in honesty caused it. Further comments (redacted).
Bed Bath & Beyond has a similar 'no questions asked' return policy. No receipt or proof of purchase is required. People return products that are in a terrible state worn or abused) all the time, even products that could not have been purchased in a BB&B store (!!!???) and still the store policy honors the returns. It's beyond belief but it probably also explains why their financials are in the shape they're in. Some enforcement is always required to keep people from unduly favoring temptation.
for "personal reasons", I'm sure...
I'm not so happy about this. He'll probably get his full pension and will not be prosecuted. It's better than nothing, I guess.
He may be spending a lot of money for a criminal lawyer in the near future.
I'll be disappointed if he doesn't have to sell his house and move in with relatives.
After this is all over I want to see him and his buddies preferably in orange jumpsuits but failing that in mall cop uniforms (and no guns).
Where is the Gang of Z? Multiple comments usually require their presence.
Olympic Venue Surrounded by Dog Meat Farms, Dog Soup on Menus Despite Protests...It's multicultural
Which reminds me of an old joke about American tourists in China. The tourists bring their dog along with them to China. They bring the dog to a restaurant in China, and after ordering their meal direct the waiter to take the dog into the kitchen and give it something to eat. A half hour later, the tourists are presented with a stir-fried dog dish.
On the radio yesterday a women was being interviewed about her book titled something like "the conversation women should have with men" (I probably have that wrong). So it started off as expected women are paid less, women are under appreciated in the work place, women are interrupted 50% more than men in meetings. The usual stuff intended to separate us so the author can than try to remake us in her image. She said many stupid things but one stuck out. She said that since women get interrupted in meeting that it is the responsibility of the men who are present to jump in and say let Mary finish please don't interrupt. So I'm yelling at my radio "how stupid can you be?". If the idea is that men and women are equal and we want a work environment that is fair what on earth would make you think that rules designed to give one gender special treatment is either the way to accomplish that or supports your thesis that men and women are equal? Without exception her ideas of how to make the workplace more gender neutral and more fair were nothing more than special treatment for women because she believes without that they cannot compete. My god! This is idiotic. How can they say those things and believe what they believe? Do they even listen to themselves.
You've found the secret of feminism. They always want it both ways. They want special treatment as "the weaker sex" when it benefits them, and then claim discrimination and male oppression when it benefits them.
Whitefish: Tribble is a real name? I thought it was made up by David Gerrold.
Pro-Refugee Activist: Too soon old; too late (WAAAAY too late) smart.
The problem is that it is exactly the naive liberal activist SJW "types" who seek office and judgeships just so they can save us all from our Neanderthal backwards ways. Most do not learn, this woman is the exception. Most continue to harm society in the name of virtue signaling to keep them "in" with the in crowd. These are the people running for office, most as Democrats but some in the Republican party. There are two kinds of far left virtue signaling SJW's; those who act out what they are proudly and naively and those who know they cannot get elected unless they lie about what they believe in. Both of them intend to destroy us. Not that their intent is to actually destroy us but that their intent is to go down that path to destruction in the belief that "diversity makes us stronger" or something.
"The 10 Whitest Things About the Woman Who Flushed Her Emotional Support Hamster Down the Toilet at the Airport"
Really? Maggie's Farm is jumping onto the "White women are totally the $#%#%#^! worst!" bandwagon now?? It's as trendy as trendy can be to shit on white women...identity politics at its finest. Didn't realize you guys wanted to sit at the cool kids' table that badly.
It is important that we know what the other side is doing. Simple as that.
That German woman is a bit slow. Look how much it took to make her see her error. Now, she has the neck to accuse the Mohammedans of being brain-washed! She still cannot see that the only brain washed, was her own. To cap it all, she insults the people of the Middle Ages, who, in the case of the Europeans, were far more clear-sighted about the identity of their greatest enemy than this fool and those that brainwashed her. The tragedy is, that, in at least realising her mistake, this one is far more intelligent than most of her peers and the 'intelligentsia' (never was a word more inappropriate) that manipulate them.