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.
Islam, a religion so good that if you decide to leave it they can kill you and if you have a tiny infraction of their rules they beat you. The world is simply not woke to the danger this religion/political system poses to all of us. 9/11 was not enough.
DATE WOKE: Because relationships aren't already tough enough to maintain, you better make sure to introduce a whole new set of variables to be interpreted by hurt feelings. Not often you get to read an article by someone who's upset she hasn't yet had the chance to be referred to by some guy as, "my ex-wife."
"The Dangerous Rise of Men Who Won't Date 'Woke' Women"" The Woke Women did it to themselves. Bummer for them. They could change, of course, but then they wouldn't be "woke".
The Steele Trump-Russia Dossier Was "Completely Fabricated", Leading British Spy Expert: We've known that since late-'15, early-'16.
Where once there was fury, Palestinian issue now stirs up apathy. Region no longer views fate of Palestinians as lynchpin, or – in some cases – even a cause worth championing loudly: Palis keep shooting themselves in the feet.
Woke dating: We often hear about what women want in men but presumably that is acceptable while the converse is not. I would not date a woman who dies her hair purple or pink or blue. I would not date someone with many tats. I would not date someone who could not control their temper, I would not date someone who held strong political beliefs contrary to my own. All of this makes sense to me. Why is this even controversial.
You are cruelly denying them the opportunity to have their dysfunctional selves worshiped by you.
Dated a woman for a while who couldn't hold her temper. It was REALLY interesting how she could justify it all by referring to a therapist who told her that repressing her emotions could be harmful. (Letting them take free rein doesn't seem to be much better. Just sayin'.)
It didn't last, for obvious reasons - but man was she pissed I wanted to break up!
For those who skipped it, that Farage video is excellent. He is not a stunningly good and witty speaker, but he is solid, and he's certainlywitty enough. The look on the face of the woman cutting him off explains Brexit
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Yes, Farage was in fine form.
One important point he made there was that the British signed up for a common market, not a centrally-directed, bureaucratic supranational state.
It was Farage's final "kiss off" tour to the EU government. The nationalist British flags had to really chafe those EU butts. The EU bureaucracy is every bit the equal to the bureaucratic administrative state in DC. They are NOT accountable for anything.
The Farmall Cub. I spent hours and hours on one of those, days upon days. It was hot, dusty, filthy work. Honorable, but for a teenage boy, it was a sentence, not an opportunity. The picture made me wish I could go back 50 years and do it all over. I'd do it better.
"The Dangerous Rise of Men Who Won't Date 'Woke' Women"
I am Facebook friends with some women in the 35 - 40 year old age range. One of them has put up multiple postings referencing how it's perfectly O.K. (and in fact encouraged) to refuse to date men who are not leftist. One of those was a picture of advertisements inside public transport (I can't remember if it was a bus or a subway car) saying things like "It's O.K. to swipe right on men who aren't left".
So, apparently men not wanting to date leftist women is "insidious". I'd bet that she's perfectly fine with women not wanting to date conservative men, though.
England's decision is all well and good. But there hasn't been a word about the central issue: Who is going to finance all of the pensions for the E.U. bureaucracy, and the British bureaucracy?
We're talking about many trillions of Euros, which the taxpayers are expected to pay; even before they pay for their own retirement.
So this whole thing might be a false Brexit. If trillions of euros of financial obligations still fall upon the shoulders of the British taxpayers, then they haven't accomplished anything at all. A real Brexit means that all public pensions are wiped-off the books.