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Wednesday, November 28. 2007
I always wondered about this too: PC says kids cannot hold hands, but they should get condoms in school. Protein
Gingrich predicts Obama in Iowa.
Why does Free Speech matter? Stumbling
All about the Sten Gun. FMFT
Excllent update on the endlessly-annoying and tedious subject of the Palestinians, at Jules
Update on Hillary Clinton's radical past: via Powerline
Is $97,000 family income rich? Polipundit discusses. No, it certainly is not rich in the Northeast, after 45% state and federal taxes and a mortgage payment.
More on The Sound of Settled Science. Small Dead Lemmings.
Jewish students flee Moslem mob in Canada
The history of ideological hatred. It's about ideology replacing religion. From a piece by Dunn at Am. Thinker:
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The Protein Wisdom piece comes as no surprise.
I mentioned two nights ago ,late in the evening , that we were PC enablers. I believe that to be true. "Happy Holidays" in the workplace has replaced the "Merry Christmas" of our youth ..all for PC .. each of us can count up the number of ways we have enabled PC to thrive, yet in our favorite blog cocoons we rail against it's dominant position.
I don't have the answer. We don't want to walk around intentional insulting people but we have allowed the pendulum to swing way too far in the lefts direction.
Personally I have no trouble lowering my PC Sensitivity Training Score but then I don't answer to a corporation. Others are forced to "buy into " the PC training or risk getting fired. I truly feel for them for I had to do it too and it is debasing. A well placed insult is sometimes very effective in the workplace.
Any ideas on how to publicly de-program ourselves from PC enablers to people who say what they mean and mean what they say?
Long, long ago PC's were student cops ticketing, no kidding, HS students for holding hands.
A couple of years later, after I had left those fascist halls, the vocally Republican faculty adviser for the student jackboots was relieved of his journalism and physical education and varsity foorball caoch positions for buggering the student nazi's under his tutelege.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
I hope those bully boys got over it.
Whoa...great non PC work....
Using fascists,jackboots,buggering,nazi, and this years no-no of HO-HO-HO, I'd say you've taken a substantial lead in the
"I ain't no PC enabler derby"
Maybe we can get another contributor to use queer, fag, homo, or some other idiom that was OK before PC ... of course if you are queer, a fag, or a homo you can call yourself that , it's just others who are barred.
I'm learning to lisp so I can fake it in a pinch.
Habu's Crusade For pre PC language Resusitation
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Memorize Mencken's bon mots?
ho ho ho to that succulent, Nazi-loving, son-of-a-bitch.
Oh...and unoriginal thinker. Though he was one hell of pith smith.
Culled some fine pups by the bitch, me self.
N' er stumbled upon Menschkin's, bon mita.
Pith strapped on.
H.L. Menchen was the greatest living American in our history. Few, if any can compare with his flawles judgement, acute insight, or love of humanity.
Every city, town, and village should have an erection in his honor, or a place to sit and honor his memory.
We are a great country because of men like ole H.L.
I am not convinced an erection in the succulent bastard's honor would be worth the stretch. However, I do think a place to place one's arse in his most succulence's honor a fine idea. I found a place at Amazon Floutfitteries that sells special-made terlet seats. I saw one which had this kind and generous quotation up top the lid near the flusher:
"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good."
H. L. Mencken
Christianity produces many good men.
Some so good they don't wait
So wise they vote
Not waiting homosexual permission.
Puttin' the boot to rudytoon, now.
Mittkin and Pauline, rhinos in waiting, too.
"I truly feel for them for I had to do it too and it is debasing."
breaking the spirit and the will.
get them to participate in their own humilation.
none of it can be "new", can it??
Some great links!
Somehow I "followed" the "settled science" link to
A very good read, I highly recommend it.
Loved the bit about the Sten. Got to put a few mags-worth down the barrel of one (or the 1970s version) once upon a time. I loved the thing but, then again, I never met an SMG I didn't think was just the cat's meow. I even loved the hated M3 "greasegun".
Nice to know it is dawning on others that the Dems/liberals/lefitist are the party of hatred. Been pretty freakin' obvious for a long time. Jim Crow, inner-city blight, union goons beating up on folks and destroying private property, various "activists" destroying things and, at the very least, making other people's lives difficult... Their verbal vilifications hardly matter compared to the real damages they inflict to humor their various hatreds.
I'm a PC enabler as much as the next person but over the next few weeks I will, as I have for years now, make a point of wishing people "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays".
I'll bet shoot'n that SMG. People who have never had the chance to fire a fully automatic weapon are really missing a neat experience. It's even neater if you hit the enemy with some rounds and they fall down !!
Knucklehead, we're all PC enablers that's why it is important to say Merry Christmas, not just the generic meaningless "Happy Holidays" I'm with ya 100% and I make it a point to say it to evreyone..
Heck I may start picking out obscure ole dead Popes (I'm not even Catholic), or old Saints and start saying stuff like,
Happy Saint SMG Day...now pass me some ammo, please.
Merry Christmas K-head !!
Free speech articles and postings are interesting. I was thinking more about previous "beheading" Muslim poetess article from England. Maybe her arrest and conviction for 'hate crime' does not bother as much as it should because her speech and actions remind me some of that Virginia shooter. Seems like he was a 'class' hater and she was a 'religious' hater and there were reports from people he disturbed. Individual incidents were dismissed but the whole picture and circumstances of his behavior and actions looks more telling. I suppose only telling in hindsight. Still wonder if there are not some good reasons to look at threats coupled with circumstances that include behaviors and actions and then making some judgements. I guess 'society' can not be a victim. Only real victims are people who get beheaded or shot.
Re: in Canada
Nothing has changed at York.
I wouldn't shake hands with the pro Arab banshees, either.
Despite, better yet, in spite of Adel al-Jubeir's stated Saudi refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, USA should finish the cesspool of the devil's excrement resident in Adel's Islamic theocracy, then kiss them a fare the well.
I read that Habu is heading to Montana where it is a bit chily (chiley, chile, chili !??!). Don't worry Habu. It is a dry cold. Really dry. Luckily that makes it FEEL even colder. Also is so dry Florida sinus might dry out and crack. Just sayin cause my brother's did and he suffered. If I may be so bold I suggest you pick up some lubricants for eyes and sinus from the pharm. And bundle up. In lots and lots of layers that add several inches to the profile. And do not forget your hat. The funnier looking the better.
ha ha get one o them Laplander hats, and send MF a picture
Laplander couldn't funnier be
'cept Habu grace it
down thisaway we welcome droves of retirees from the snowbelt every winter. They travel in mile-long caravans, in motorhomes, about 35 mph on the interstates, a practice which helpfully aquaints the local drivers with how to cope with extreme stress anxiety. But that's another story. "Snowbirds" is the affectionate nickname for them.
But what about someone who goes NORTH for the winter--what would you call him? a "sunbird" ?
Thanks for the heads up. I've purchased everything in Cabelas that says "warm' in the description, but I must say thanks again for the potential nasal crackage heads up. I'll find out what the apothecary shoppe has to lessen the effects. It's just a might gauche walking around with tissues hanging from ones nostrils.
Looks like I could be there through January and there's no computer in the in-laws house. Looks like Robert Service novels and an occasional "How to repair it" book.
Damn Habu... sad state. Well at least you will get many things repaired. Perhaps a good start on your book might be in order....
My little parish church pays my BIG PC priest right around $200,000/year. The average faculty at the public university here receives between $80,000-180,000, depending on. . . .
DId I mention the 11% sales tax?
Habu--don't let em scare you off. The winter silence in MT helps to repair the soul. With regard to the nose thing. Just rub a little lip balm up each nostril (use two different fingers stupid!) ;-)
See ya soon!
hey buddy--you are welcome to park that rig of yours at our place for a little stretch--think you would like it there!
hey, thanks ap --indeed i might someday soon retrace my route thru Big Sky. I worked the oilpatch up in the Gillette-Miles City area a few college summers & enforced semesters 'off' (alas, the dread 'sco-pro'). No, I'm not mixing up Gillette with Montana--it was just the other end of my stompin grounds from Miles City. i wuz a derrick hand--the guy up in the tops during trips in & out de hole, and let me say that the fall & winter winds blowed sufficiently cold up there a hundred feet in the air. Fingers could not touch iron without PAIN. i loved it tho--i wuz a buckaroo back then, only later to morph into comfort-lovin slobbola.
The 105mm M68 on this baby:
is the most exhilarating thing I've ever been allowed to make go boom. The .50 cal there in the cupola was a gas too but nothing compared with the raw thrill of letting go behind one of these suckers ground mounted on the tripod:
That'll rattle yer teeth.
a friend of mine was a tank commander in VN and you can't say 'mama deuce' around him without he breaks out in a grin and thanks the Lord for that gun.
Re: Gingrich predicts
In greater SW it's called a wash and ocasionally newt will run and hide when leaves are unsettled.
But I hope he's right.
Obama may be easier than Hillbillary in general.
After all, it is reported, he does inhale, O.
''Obama may be easier than Hillbillary in general''
one thing for dead-certain, it would be FAR easier on the country not to have a Clinton-waged general. The horror is chilling to contemplate.
Just finished a great little read (relaxing) titled "Winter Wheat". Takes place east of east in MT (and a little north of Miles City). It is amazing: I never appreciated the far distant horizon of level prairies. For year my eyes searched for the highest mountain, or the widest ocean. But lately, I have been much more appreciative of that type of vista. It is calming in some strange primoridal way.
agree--you can't hide from perspective out there on the lone prairee.
Read Willa Cather's "My Antonia". She describes an old abandoned plow in a midwest field in one scene that will bring tears to your eyes. I wish I could better say what I want, but suffice that your words instantly recalled her stunning words many, many years since reading them.
Tell your buddy thanks. I never needed to use any of it in anger or fear.
There's an indescribably brutish elegance to Ma Duece and her kiddies like the M85. It's even better at night when you can watch the tracers just reach out to such incredible distances.
I can't watch a TV or movie gun battle where folks are holing up behind garbage cans, car doors, or egg crates without thinking of good ol' .50 BMG. It would go in one side of a neighborhood and out the other - there'd no hiding behind flimsy bricks and such.
i will pass that on, knuck. he's a shrink nowadays, helping the state with their incarcerated head cases. knows Joe Galloway and some of the guys who were there in the Ia Drang fight (what the mel gibson movie "We Were Soldiers" was about as i know you know). lost his best friend to a captured claymore mine while the guy was riding a jeep somewhere up near Hue in the au shau valley area. says the bad guys were absolutely terrified of that big Browning--as you say, forest trees weren't much help to hide behind.
damn good thing you never had to fire yours in anger--any shooting breaking out along the Berlin Wall and I doubt we'd be sitting here enjoying the internet these days.
I was once on the wrong end of a captured .50... hole only inches dug in hard ground... wishing body be worm... each round scarcely overhead like a million fired up hornets all bunched together. Death in the mere sound, almost.
jeez Luther--surprised you ain't et up with PTSD. mercy.
Just a day in the life Buddy... of many of our servicemen. Today as well as yesterday. Semper Fidelis.
Meta: What a great idea--I will go take a look at Wlilla again. Thanks!