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This is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascistic, utterly Stalinist, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades. The whole legacy of the free speech 1960s has been lost by my own party. – — Camille Paglia

Once Upon A Time …. in a universe far, far away…. Grace Kelly’s wedding dress: a cherished symbol of bridal elegance Over 30 seamstresses had been hired to make the elegant garment that Kelly wore to the religious ceremony. It included gorgeous sleeves made of the finest lace, a high collar, and a full skirt. The dress consisted of a bodice with an under-bodice included and an attached support for the skirt. The dress was created from lace of the “Brussels delicate rose” type, which was over 120 years old, and taffeta and tulle supported by a soft, light-woven skirt with three petticoats: a smoothing one, a ruffled one. and one which was set as a foundation.

The beautiful outfit was jazzed up with a 90-yard veil attached to a beaded, floral Juliet cap, worn instead of the classic bridal tiara. In her hands, Kelly carried a delicate bouquet of Lilies of the Valley and a tiny prayer book, coated with pearls. Her shoes were designed by David Evins, and included silk needle lace, silk faille, seed pearls, and glass beads. Following an old traditional custom, Evins hid a copper coin in her right shoe in order to attract good fortune.

Fish with a man, and you will learn who he is though his actions rather than conversation. Partners are expected to be ready at the appointed hour, proper equipment in hand, with a clear mind and ready spirit. At any level of skill, nature and fish can humble a man, so the endeavor must be treated with respect. It is not just an excuse to drink, nor to fetishize expensive tackle. It is a test of your organizational and technical abilities, your knowledge of the surroundings, and your judgement. Special care must be taken if a boat is involved, as the logistics are complicated and the gravity of errors compounded. Fishing For The Reactionary – Social Matter

How Toxic Femininity Turned Men Into Tranny Chasers   There’s no way around it – women today are nowhere near as attractive as they were 20 years ago. The Great Big Lie of third wave feminism, complete with all its body-positivity mumbo-jumbo, has convinced women that it’s okay to be morbidly obese, dyke-ish, adverse to even basic forms of hygiene and walk around with full blown mustaches, and that men will just have to change their own preconceived notions of beauty and roll with it. After all, women do have the vaginas, don’t they, and men will do anything to spill their precious seed inside them, even if it means bumping uglies with a 400-pound, smelly, tatted up Skankasaurus, right?

Huge Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World’s Sewers      t’s fitting that the word “fatberg” was coined by the people who know fatbergs best: the sewer workers of Thames Water. The description, conjuring up a pale floating mass of epic proportions, is far catchier than the American version—the acronym FOG, which stands for fat, oil, and grease. Fatbergs caught on well enough to make it into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015, alongside “Brexit.”

As fatbergs have grown, scientists have learned more about how they form and how to fight them. For starters, scientists only recently discovered that most of the mass in fatbergs is actually a form of sewer-made soap.

In 2011, Joel Ducoste of North Carolina State University and his team reported that the same process that can turn lard into soap, called saponification, happens in sewer grease if calcium’s around. The team even created miniature fatbergs in the laboratory that grew on calcium-rich concrete, a clue to how the blobs get so massive in certain sewers.

Rare pubic-grooming data reveals injuries, odd habits, and nicked bits Groomers reported using all manner of pruning tools—electric razors, nonelectric razors, wax, scissors, laser hair removal, electrolysis, or “other.” But this didn’t seem to matter much; no one method was linked to a higher risk of injuries. (That said, waxing seemed to be linked to a lower risk of repeat injuries.) Also inconsequential to injury risk was how hairy a person rated themselves—the hairiest didn’t endure more harm, the researchers found.

Strange Days in America    Here, any attempt to pit race against race will bring up people who have never thought of themselves as white, and who will suddenly feel threatened. It will move the “sane” i.e. “white people are as good as anyone else” to the “white people should be in charge” column. It’s a very dangerous game to play, and one the left is playing because they know nothing of other countries, or why things played out the way they did in other countries. Also because they’re soaked through and through with what I call “cult Marxism.” I don’t remember the name of the Italian joker (was it Gramsci?) who thought that the “true proletariat” was the Third World and other races, and that their rising up would lead to Communism. Whoever he was, besides being a stone-cold racist (but the left won’t see that, because they are also stone-cold racists, believing that your skin tone dictates your thoughts, somehow) he was also deluded. He was trying to salvage Marx’s vision, which had already been proven wrong, by substituting “other races” for the proletariat.

ProPublica, Working with Google, Threatens Conservative Bloggers ProPublica poses as a middle-of-the-road non-profit journalistic operation, but in reality, it’s funded by a stable of uber-liberal donors, including George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and Herb and Marion Sandler, billionaire former mortgage bankers whose Golden West Financial Corp. allegedly targeted subprime borrowers with “pick-a-pay” mortgages that led to toxic assets that were blamed for the collapse of Wachovia. The Southern Poverty Law Center, of course, is infamous for targeting legitimate conservatives groups, branding them as “hate groups” because they refuse to walk in lockstep with the progressive agenda. And it goes with out saying that The New York Times and BuzzFeed News lean left.

As they did in Nice, in Barcelona the jihadis used a vehicle to plow through a congested pedestrian area at the height of the tourist season. At least 14 innocent people are now dead, and scores more injured. In nearby Cambrils, the cops managed to put away five jihadis with some well-placed rounds–press reports indicate that one cop killed four of the five himself. It also seems the jihadis were planning on building a truck bomb but they accidentally blew up their shop in Alcanar.The DiploMad 2.0: Barcelona

The Anti-Slip Slope | Status 451 Consider that there’s a dedicated mailing list at Google to collect micro-aggressions and send them around the company in a weekly report. Consider that a diversity consultant can get paid $250 / hour despite having zero formal credentials to warrant it. The Venn diagram of stakeholders extends far beyond that too. As we saw in the resulting media coverage, the beneficiaries include broadcasters who get to alternate between blind righteous scorn and careful measured analysis, depending on whether it’s an offensive or defensive exercise. This pleases their audience: readers so fixated on their preconceived notions, that when actual scientific findings and terminology are thrown in, it’s dismissed as insulting pseudo-science. Misrepresenting the arguments is the norm rather than the exception.

In the absence of any positive argument to vote Democratic last year, the Clinton campaign accused Trump of misogyny and racism. That failed and evaporated and was replaced in post-electoral denial by the Russian collusion nonsense. With the end of visible White House disorganization following staff changes, and after a cameo appearance of Trump the alleged Korea-warmonger last week, we are back to Trump the friend of the Klan, Obama’s infamous campaign charge. Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville? – American Greatness

It’s all manufactured outrage. The process is simple and transparent. Any man can see it for himself if he chooses to look. First, an issue is identified by somebody with some level of popularity, wealth, or political power. The issue can be anything, you understand. Perhaps the issue will be the cultural appropriation of taco Tuesday by white Americans. Or maybe it will be how men belching is a dog whistle for misogyny. The man, you see, is demonstrating his contempt for any females within earshot when he burps. Anything can be rationalized this way. Anything can be argued to be hateful or discriminatory. On Manufactured Outrage | Declination

It’s a myth that the metric system is, as I hear so often, “vastly superior.” Do we even need to take the claim seriously? It hasn’t sent the other one packing yet. And no, you can’t blame stubborn troglodytes like me for being inflexible about it. Fact is, when people speak of landing the “Finish Him!!” killing blow against the imperial measurement system as if this was some episode out of Mortal Kombat, they don’t know what they’re saying. They fail to comprehend the sheer magnitude of destruction their fantasies would entail, should they ever meet up with reality. Trucks. Rail cars. Freight ships. The engines that make them all go. The bolts that hold the engines together. The buildings. The land. The townships. The sections. The U.S. is the only hold-out? Well…how much stuff we got. That’s a question someone needs to answer before we start throwing yardsticks in the wood chipper. House of Eratosthenes
baldilocks: Black Americans: The Organized Left’s Expendable Shock Troops

I contend that prevalence of both leaderless families among black Americans and black-on-black killings are merely the aforementioned shame and degradation of being black re-packaged and internalized. If the leaders of a people—men—don’t love their progeny enough to marry the women who bear their children and/or remain in the lives of those children long enough to bring them into functioning adulthood, why would those children love themselves or those who look like them? And abortion is merely the black female method of black-on-black killing.) These methods of self-genocide have greatly thinned the “troops.” Taking this into account, one logically concludes that starting a war with a “tribe” that outnumbers us 12-1 and outguns us is pure folly. It will bring the tribal suicide which we’ve been slowly committing already, to a quick and devastating conclusion.

The Left doesn’t esteem blacks enough to deem us as their enemies. We are merely tools to be used for the task at hand — to foment violent racial discord which will have to be put down using infinitely stronger government violence — and to be discarded when the task is completed, assuming that there will be any of us left after the New Civil War. And we let ourselves be used for one reason: tribal vengeance; for slavery and for oppression. baldilocks: Black Americans: The Organized Left’s Expendable Shock Troops

POTUS Trump is looking at a much, much bigger picture than who is wearing high-heels, labels and definitions of today’s biggest PC offender.

Economics is survival.

Economics is the big stuff.

Remember these words: …”Either we have a country or we don’t.”…

MAGA is essentially President Trump defining 2009 Tea-Party Economic outlooks in modern day 2017.

The constitution doesn’t mean much without a country within which to apply it.

Trump is seemingly one guy, yet he has them surrounded.

And he’s fighting for Big Stuff. — That Didn’t Take Long – U.S. Formally Launches Section 301 Trade Investigation On China… | The Last Refuge


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  • ahem August 20, 2017, 9:30 AM

    Actually, that’s an interesting idea: remediate water by turning sewage into soap.

  • BillH August 20, 2017, 10:00 AM

    Fish with a man…you’re comfortable with. Forget that other crap. (Fished a lot, yeah too much in younger days, to the detriment of family and career, not that family and career were failures, just could have been better.)

  • Monty James August 20, 2017, 11:29 AM

    “The whole legacy of the free speech 1960s has been lost by my own party.” – — Camille Paglia

    Gerard, I believe you were around for that, weren’t you? Was the Free Speech movement really about freedom and liberty, or was it a beachhead in the Left’s successful invasion and domination of the culture? Because a half-century’s vantage point sure does make it look like an opening battle, fought to attain supremacy by the Left.

  • Vanderleun August 20, 2017, 12:12 PM

    Yes I was there. I was outside Sproul Hall when the sit-in occured and had been active before and after. Although there were plenty on the Left in the leadership, the main impetus was genuinely free speech. It only became corrupted after. Some day I shall write that up.

  • BillH August 20, 2017, 1:36 PM

    Monty – I had the AFROTC unit at UCLA in early ’70s when there were many protests, mainly focused on the Administration building. The high point was watching the sainted Bill Walton upend and set fire to a campus police 3-wheeler. Never rousted by LE IIRC. Those rumbles looked a lot like what you see Antifa doing today.

  • Howard Nelson August 20, 2017, 1:48 PM

    Free speech, like mythic phoenix, is born and dies in flame. It lives and flares until by mere neglect, it decays, to crash in smoke and ash.
    But when again need stirs mystic seed to cycle once again, free speech flares taking flight to free all men beyond their ken.

  • jwm August 20, 2017, 3:06 PM

    Grace Kelly.
    just. wow.


  • Monty James August 20, 2017, 5:12 PM
  • Nori August 20, 2017, 8:45 PM

    So we went from the quiet beauty and dignity of Grace Kelly to the toxic femininity of the spiky dog collared glowering whatever it is on the ROK link in 61 yrs. Stunning contrast.

    Fatberg, good grief. The influx of 3rd worlders has,and will, exacerbate the problem. In Germany they had to post signs in their public showers in Arabic, English, and German “Please do not poop in the showers.” Ok. Are there also signs in whatever govt-funded housing they land in that tell them NOT to pour grease down the drain? How many of the diverse new friends can read, and how many can actually follow instructions, and understand why?
    There’s a Titanic-sized Fatberg that passes for the braintrust of Western Leadership.

  • Casey Klahn August 20, 2017, 9:22 PM

    I kept telling my kids today doesn’t hold a candle to the violence of the 60s-70s. Then, Dallas happened. Welcome back to hell.

  • ghostsniper August 21, 2017, 4:52 AM

    She was always Graceful and lovely.