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From the Pen of Theodore Dalrymple:

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small.

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Quote of the Day | John C. Wright's Journal


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Ye Olde....

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I Own the World


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Each Victimocrat victory is “a significant step forward” but there is always “more work to be done.”

And like all lust for power, the work never ends.

The oppressed want more. The oppressors make do with less. The protectors of the oppressed, who actually run the Victimocracy, announce that more speech must be censored, more wealth redistributed and more must be made unequal to achieve equality. A better world is around the corner, but first the one we have must be destroyed.
Sultan Knish: Life Under the Victimocracy


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The self-elected spokeswomen for feminism certainly do seem to pop up over and over again

– they must take up a good few cards in the average main-stream media reporter’s Golden Rolodex.

If it’s to do with reproductive rights, the harpies of professional feminism will be there, center stage and hogging the microphone. For a particular palette of similar issues, they will also be there, likely wearing vagina costumes, tampon earrings, and screeching about the patriarchy.
Chicago Boyz Feminists -€“ Doing It Wrong


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Earliest Known Officially Licensed 1963 Batmobile.

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What is believed to be the world's first car that became an officially licensed Batmobile
was conceived and customized starting in 1960 by 23-year-old Forrest Robinson. After finishing the design, Robinson and a young friend, Len Perham, begun building the car in the Robinson family barn. Robinson completed the car in 1963-two years before the George Barris customization of the TV Batmobile was started. The "'63 Batmobile" is the earliest known car in existence that was sanctioned by a DC Comics licensee.
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"Enough of blood and tears! Enough!"

But the blood and tears had only begun, as a PLO on its last legs was revived and built its terrorist infrastructure inside Israel's borders.

By 1993, the year of the infamous Rose Garden handshake, 45 Israelis had been killed and 34 injured in Muslim terrorist attacks. A year after the handshake, the toll stood at 109 Israelis dead and 456 wounded. By 2002, the year that Israel's patience finally broke and Sharon sent forces storming into Arafat's compound, the numbers for that year were a horrifying 451 dead and 2,348 wounded.
Sultan Knish: Tears Don't Protect Against Murder


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Liberals love blacks but they love them like a fantasy football team,

not like human beings.

Black poverty is the crux of the leftist argument. The ethos goes: if you’re a Democrat, you want to help the impoverished African-Americans. If you’re a Republican, you want them to be attacked by German shepherds. As far as actual black culture goes, liberals are disappointed that they aren’t all wearing corduroy blazers with elbow patches and listening to NPR.
10 Black Things Liberals Just Don’t Understand


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“If there is any one proof of a man’s incompetence,

it is the stagnant mentality of a worker (or a professor) who doing some small, routine job in a vast undertaking,

does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine (or the lectern of a classroom), does not choose to know how the machine (or the classroom) got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unnecessary. Managerial work—the organization and integration of human effort into purposeful, large-scale, long-range activities—is, in the realm of action, what man’s conceptual faculty is in the realm of cognition. It is beyond the grasp and, therefore, is the first target of the self-arrested, sensory-perceptual mentality.” — Ayn Rand


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Tears don't protect against murder. Bullets do.

Sultan Knish: Tears Don't Protect Against Murder Tears did not stop the operation of a single gas chamber.

They did not save the life of a single Jewish refugee. They did not stop a single dollar from going to the PLO or Fatah or Black September or the Palestinian Authority or any of the other masks that the gang of Soviet-trained killers wore. They will not stop Iran from developing and detonating a nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv.


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I, for one, welcome out lightbringing overlords!

Residents in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia witnessed a huge fiery flash in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time.


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Don't you love how the Dems are squirming under the Gruber magnifying glass?

I really love how they're denying he was a big player in the Obamacare disaster.

Just for fun, before it gets erased, go to www.whitehouse.govand enter the words "Jonathan Gruber" in the SEARCH box. Go ahead.
The DiploMad 2.0
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On Obama and the Nature of Failed Presidencies

Failure extends to domestic policy as well.

The Republican-controlled legislature can pass whatever legislation it likes, but the president retains veto power, and two-thirds of both houses must vote to override. The problem is that given the president's lack of popularity -- and the fact that the presidency, all of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will be up for re-election in two years -- the president's allies in Congress are not as willing to be held responsible for upholding his vetoes. Just as few Democrats wanted Obama campaigning for them, so too do few want to join the president in vetoing majority legislation. What broke Truman, Johnson and Nixon was the moment it became clear that their party's leaders in Congress wanted them gone.
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A people that cannot chop is rootless and doomed.

ONE OF the relatively recent innovations in supermarkets, at least in my area, is pre-chopped and pre-peeled and pre-washed vegetables.

Our supermarkets don’t have the room for produce from local farmers, but they do have the room for hundreds of packaged “fresh” vegetables and fruits that are all ready to cook or eat without any prep work. They even have pre-sliced onions and brussels sprouts. I realize these chopped vegetables are a great convenience for certain segments of the population, such as old people who live by themselves, but is it possible that so many people don’t have the time to wash their own carrots?
The Thinking Housewife - The Decline of Chopping


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Great Expectations

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My Gruber Research Bears Fruit

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Vanderleun on Twitter:


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Good Dog.

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I'm coming with you!: Dog named Buddy
jumps on the back of an ambulance to ride on the bumper after his 85-year-old owner is taken to hospital. The ambulance had been driving for about 20 miles before another motorist flagged down the driver to say there was a dog on the side step.
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The Coming Murder of the US Constitution

That President Obama is dissolving the Constitution

for a faster influx of non-white voters so he can dissolve the current declining white majority polity shows a deep love of power, and a deep hatred of any past or current American cultural institutions, that gets in the way of his power. This isn’t new. Leftists in America have been heading down this road since before the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union started in the 1940’s.
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The oppressed oppress the oppressors. And everyone including the oppressors agrees that this is only fair because the oppressors deserve to be oppressed.

They deserve to have the money they earn taken away.

They deserve to be sent to the back of the line when applying to a college or looking for a job. They deserve to be beaten, robbed, raped, and taunted with slurs that would lead to national outrage if it were directed at the oppressed. But they’re the oppressors. They deserve it.
Sultan Knish: Life Under the Victimocracy


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About Woodpile Report

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November 18, 2014 This is the last posting.
It's a static display, Woodpile Report is no more. The first Woodpile Report appeared in January of 2004, George Bush was president, Facebook was launched, the first Moslem beheading video was posted, the first "same sex couple" pretended to be married—Massachusetts went along with the gag, and the year fearless Islamic warriors torture-murdered 334 little kids and their teachers at a Russian school. Things have not improved since 2004.
ol remus and the woodpile report
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The Myth Of AI

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That mythology, in turn, has spurred a reactionary, perpetual spasm from people who are horrified by what they hear.
You'll have a figure say, "The computers will take over the Earth, but that's a good thing, because people had their chance and now we should give it to the machines." Then you'll have other people say, "Oh, that's horrible, we must stop these computers." Most recently, some of the most beloved and respected figures in the tech and science world, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have taken that position of: "Oh my God, these things are an existential threat. They must be stopped."
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Bringing Back Buttercup

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Scientists may finally have the means to clone a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth.
But will they have the gall? “Buttercup,” the mammoth in question, was found in Siberia last year, impeccably preserved in snow and ice. Excavators extracted vials of liquid blood from the carcass and now researchers at the South Korean biotech company SOOAM are testing it for a complete set of DNA. If a complete set can’t be found, scientists could map specific mammoth traits—like their tusks and hair—onto an existing elephant genome.
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Nothin' But Lines:

The Digital Designs of Patrick Seymour

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Yet another argument in favor of the death penalty.

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman

who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him. Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.... Manson can have a wedding at the prison and invite an officiant from outside the prison to perform the ceremony. Manson and his prospective spouse also would be allowed to invite 10 guests who are not inmates.
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You name the vice, and it's there in the DNC's platform:

class envy, homosexual lust, racial pride, slothful welfare dependency, greedy public employee unions, feminist wrath, and a fantastically gluttonous state -- not to mention violations of virtually every commandment, e.g., idolatry, atheism, theft, dishonoring the centrality of mother and father, and the main subject of this post, lying. One Cʘsmos: The Spiritual Unthropology of the Left


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File Under: "That's Going to Leave a Mark" -- Mary Landrieu Gets Grubered

And it's one more Senate seat going... going.... going...


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Dialogue

Women: I want to be in your club. I want to be in your club. I want to be in your club.

Men: Welcome to the club.

Women: I don't want to be in this club. Here's what you need to change.

-- Althouse: "We just learned that TIME magazine apologized for including 'feminist' on their poll of words to ban. What a victory!"


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In their own write

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Brumal, Hibernal, & Hiemal

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brumal
adj. wintry
hibernal
adj. of, pertaining to, or proper to winter
hiemal
adj. of or belonging to winter

In a Word – Futility Closet


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“Gasp! You can’t sell Mom’s wedding ring!"

"Mom and Dad’s marriage is physically embodied in that diamond! A diamond is FOREVER!” It’s a pure con. Brilliant, and scary in how effective it has been, but a pure con. On Diamonds, Princes, Foxes and Lutes | Barnhardt


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Girly Men Have Found Their King! "Enjoy. I try to. Here’s me riding a polar bear."

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Never limit your identity to being one thing and one thing only.
Embrace the grey and the blurred and the things that intersect. See everything as complex as it needs to be. I had nowhere else to put this without sounding douchey so I put this here. Under a picture of me riding a polar bear. Where it feels somewhat appropriate. The rest of this text not so much. I needed somewhere to put it. It just feels appropriate under the bear.
About Me | reckless red rebel HT: davidthompson
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The issue is this:

Scientist Lands a Probe On a Speeding Comet and Feminists Shriek About His Shirt: The termagants, bullies, and harridan harpies who vexed this weakling to the point of tears,

on the day which was his triumphant crowning achievement and should have been the happiest of his life, they are not modest Christian women objecting to a tasteless shirt, nor are they scientists worried that their profession create a dignified public appearance. The harpies crap on the feast. That is their role. That is who they are. They are filth, pure and simple. Don’t give them any cover or concealment by making their madness sound sane.


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I must know the events that precipitated this new policy!

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After Tuesday, I don’t know that I can call myself a liberal anymore.

It’s not that I don’t want to call myself a liberal.

After all, as I understand liberal ideals, I still believe in most of them, if not all of them. No, I guess I’m not a liberal anymore because Bustle, The Verge, Salon, Polygon, Kotaku, Gamasutra, The Mary Sue, The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, and others spent the last 2 months telling me I’m no longer wanted as an unashamed, voting liberal. They did this based on my primary hobby and the Y chromosome I was born with. They did this after some of them told me I was dead or needed to die for the crime of holding my primary hobby as a part of my identity. They did this because some people I don’t know made threats against people I’d never heard of before; subsequently, I was told I needed to die because of my Y chromosome and my hobby.
GamerGate: How the Media Gave Away America - TechRaptor


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"Made it, Ma. Top of the World!"

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They Write the Songs

Not that songs necessarily do anything, but in the modern world ‘doing something’ is no longer the point.

Spin, news cycles, narratives — that is the object of this frenzy. The manipulation of symbols, often for their own sake, has become an end in itself. Maybe if there was less talk and more reflection, if there fewer words and a greater emphasis on work something intelligent might actually be achieved. But that presumes the world is real. As the psychologists noted the correlation between reality and subjective well-being is very weak.
Belmont Club サ I Write The Songs


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"And all the news just repeats itself / Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen"

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"Who are the brain police?"

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In cities, especially large ones like New York and Tokyo, the moon is mostly irrelevant.

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Appearing small and weak behind skyscrapers, it fails to capture the imaginations of urban children and parents alike.

They may wonder at the wastefulness of the moon, which sits in the sky contributing nothing when it could very well be used as a site for low-income housing or made into a screen on which the time and the weather are perpetually displayed.
On the Study of Physics in Preschool Classrooms: Pedagogy and Lesson Planning - Ecotone | Articles


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Yes, it is legal to own a copy of Marilyn Monroe’s 1954 chest X-ray. This one sold for $4,687.

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Manning Up: How ‘Mantiques’ Make It Cool for Average Joes to Shop and Decorate | Collectors Weekly
The antiques world had become an out-of-date feminized zone where everyone is a little too fussy about furnishings and china sets. Pickers and pawners injected the field with new life when they strode onto the scene, unafraid to hit the road and get their hands dirty digging through rusty junk. Thus, these guys are inspiring new mantiques shops across the United States, boasting items suitable for a man cave—a space where a man in a traditional marriage puts his guy stuff when his wife, expected to keep their home up to social standards, banishes it from the main house.

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