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True but Forbidden #44: From Sallust to Nerfguns

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump  “It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to…”

  1. “And, indeed, if the intellectual ability of kings and magistrates were exerted to the same degree in peace as in war, human affairs would be more orderly and settled, and you would not see governments shifted from hand to hand, and things universally changed and confused. For dominion is easily secured by those qualities by which it was at first obtained. But when sloth has introduced itself in the place of industry, and covetousness and pride in that of moderation and equity, the fortune of a state is altered together with its morals; and thus authority is always transferred from the less to the more deserving.” –” Gaius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust)
  2. In praise of cultural elitism Both in pop and high culture there was a clerisy of critics who patrolled matters of taste and woe betide those who challenged the canon and dissented from a mandatory love of the Velvet Underground and Joy Division, or Samuel Beckett and Thomas Pynchon. You thought that Alan Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad was boring or John Cage pretentious? Die, scum!
  3. Say That Again, I WILL Kick Your Ass   “Woke,” used in any sentence. This is a way of saying, “You passed the political correctness test,” or “You’re a person that I won’t block on Twitter,” or “You showed a surprising tolerance for the latest pronouncement of Ocasio-Cortez.” Or just, “I’m surprised you’re not an asshole.” Don’t call me woke.
  4. Do the Apolitical Exist?   Is there a super-secret enclave of apolitical refugees in our hyperpolitical nation? Short of going completely off the grid, how it is possible for one to go on happily not consuming news and politics? Can one really manage to avoid it, despite being joined at the social-media hip with so many people we know and only think we know, many of whom can shill with the best of them?
  5. Among the articles considered more important than curing the common cold were: (1) A couple dozen lame analyses of the upcoming “impeachment inquiry,” written like boxing-match copy, Pelosi vs. Trump. (2) Aubrey O’Day complaining that an American Airlines flight attendant made her change her shirt in front of her fellow passengers. (3) An analysis of the low fertility rate in Japan. (4) An investigation of subpar jalapeños in Subway sandwiches.
  6. Made for Misfits: The Colorful History of the Black Leather Jacket Bikers were the first outsiders to take note of the black leather jacket’s utilitarian value, as their inevitable brawls with gravel meant wearing road rash on their leather rather than their comparatively feeble flesh. In 1928, New York designer Irving Schott introduced the “Perfecto,” a zipped and belted hunk o’ hide that reigned as the ideal BLJ silhouette for decades to come. As Schott’s design was originally distributed by Harley-Davidson, the “Perfecto” soon became the saucily soiled flag flown by the most vicious of motorcycle gangs, most notably, the notorious Hells Angels.
  7. The Largest Fossilized Human Turd Ever Found Came From a Sick Viking This log is many centuries years old. But it’ a log with a difference. Put simply, this is a fossilized human turd. Not only that, but the largest and   most valuable on record. It dates back to approximately the 9th century and the person responsible is believed to be a Viking. It currently rests at the Jórvík Viking Centre in the city of York, England.
  8. Cross the world four times  The fourth time, late in life, to witness. To find old friends, and find that they’re gone. To see what’s changed, and what’s stayed the same. To appreciate the young. The world is theirs, not yours. Now you know what happens when you die: everything! Evolution, revolutions, inventions, disasters, so much love, and so many lives. You just won’t be part of it anymore. Cross the world the last time to say goodbye.
  9. Woodpile Report reports a change in the estimate: I’m upping my estimate of the probability of Civil War II to the lowest double digits, partly from closely argued denials at sites I’ve learned to trust as reliably duplicitous, partly from shrewd, perhaps even unintentional, observations at sites normally trading only in hysteria. It amounts to saying there’s something moving around in the shadows.
  10. Surplus Value Of Diversity | Now, it is not somewhat axiomatic, but a universal truth that when Progressives talk about diversity, they mean blacks. Therefore, we can now put the upper bound on diversity as 20% of the population being black. Any more than that and white crime victimization begins to soar and awareness of it begins to soar. This sets off a chain reaction known as white flight. Baltimore is a great example. Once its black population crossed the 25% level, it began a rapid decline into chaos.
  11. When the government can only pay the military and police in worthless scrip, the end is nigh. They will be waging violence on their fellow citizens, including friends and relatives, and won’t be getting paid for it. With the empire crumbling, it may well be the last war the praetorians ever fight. Some will have paralyzing qualms, balk, or quit and join the resistance. Some will go free lance, joining other criminals terrorizing the populace. Contrary to police statists’ pipe dreams, chaos, not their illusions of enforced order, will reign supreme.
  12. And our narrator then proceeds to catalogue the reasons why people lie. He gives us the well intended, good natured lie—to avoid hurting the feelings of one who would be harmed by an honest judgment, for instance. The socially expedient lie of the “madam is not at home” variety. The lie borne of patriotism and a desire to advance the interests of one’s country, he says. And even the lie borne of necessity, as clever Odysseus’s lies on his perilous journey home to Ithaca. But most dangerous, says Lucian, are the public men in whom “this passion for lying is ingrained.”
  13. In the Church of the Woke, on the other hand, there is no forgiveness. If you screw up – at least according to this church’s dictates – that’s it. Your life is forfeit no matter how inconsequential the sin may be, how long ago that sin was committed, or what good you may have done in the meantime. You can – oh, I don’t know – raise a million dollars for charity and yet still be damned for all time for something stupid you said years ago. Hell, not even your childhood can escape this scrutiny — because apparently, the Church of the Woke has decided to throw decades of developmental psychology out the damn window for the sake of its fevered utopian dreams.
  14. MOTUS A.D.: Make-Up-A-Word Day: FACTSIMILE noun  “ 1: a purposefully inexact copy, more of a parody than a copy per se. A factsimile of the President’s phone call to the President of Ukraine. 2 : a system of transmitting and reproducing inaccurate graphic matter by means of signals sent over telephone lines or via the floor of Congress where you receive immunity from lying.
  15. Death Noodles at Abang Adek  A single bird’s eye chili reaches around 100,000 on the Scoville scale, a ranking system that measures the relative spiciness of the world’s hottest foods. That’s hot, but not at the top: The spiciest chili on the planet is the Carolina Reaper, which sometimes hits up to 2,200,000 on the Scoville scale. However, the reason why Death Noodles reach astronomical dimensions of searing heat is due the cumulative effect of all the peppers in one dish. After they’re prepared, the noodles are said to reach a scorching Scoville rating of 20 million. Just for comparison, Tabasco falls at 5,000 on the scale.
  16. PRAY as hard as you have ever prayed for anything. Read the Psalms. Do not let the Democrats as constituted ever have power again. This time the leftists haven’t even pretended to promise “If you like America, you can keep America.” They hate it. And us.
  17. MY RAINY DAY FUN BOXWoman’s ‘box of sex toys’ contained her lover’s decapitated head – Maria’s relatives said they were always skeptical about del Carmen’s claim that her husband went on vacation by himself, where he broke his phone by dropping it in a bathtub. They later got text messages from a different number, but didn’t believe they were coming from the missing man. Their efforts to communicate with him verbally were unsuccessful.
  18. Commentary: ‘Get In The Freaking Ark!’ So, on behalf of the people in our industry who feel the way I do–for those who are tired and frustrated and fed-up. Tired of those who market their product by disparaging our production methods. Tired of those peddling lies. Tired of the fighting, the finger-pointing, the name calling. Tired of those who can’t see the forest for the trees. Tired of those stuck on fighting a battle and losing sight of the actual war. Tired of watching us tear ourselves apart. Tired of seeing our inability to work together provide openings for the enemy. Tired of seeing people try to destroy the one system we have in place that actually effectively markets our product and makes it better for all of us. Tired of wondering why we can’t just get along and do something good for our entire industry. Tired of watching our future be jeopardized. WE ARE TIRED. And we deserve better. Because we can be better and do better than this. So MUCH BETTER than this.
  19. NERF’s New Ultra Blasters Fire Farther Than Ever These new blasters use special darts with a new tip and a ribbed butt that allow them to fly up to an impressive 120 feet. The first Ultra blaster is the NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster you see here. With a high-capacity drum that holds up to 25 darts and a motorized action that fires those long range darts at incredible speed. It’s basically a safe for work version of a futuristic tommy gun that will allow you to decimate anyone you’re pointing it at–even if they’re 100 feet away

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  • BillH October 7, 2019, 7:53 AM

    So scary it makes my pearls rattle. Ban sale and confiscate any sold!

  • Casey Klahn October 7, 2019, 8:46 AM

    Certainly “woke” is pusstalk for “I’m in the cool kids group.” My most despised phrase now is “That isn’t ‘cool’.”

    Cool, it isn’t? It is said only by liberal types. The reason, I think, is they haven’t got an actual argument. With reasons, you know? They don’t even have assertions. An assertion has a body of reasoning behind it. “Cool” is a way of saying “in my group…”

    Fuck your group. As if I’m waiting around for the culture to tell me what to think.

  • OneGuy October 7, 2019, 9:15 AM

    I thought that the largest fossilized turd was Nancy Pelosi.

  • Dr. Jay October 7, 2019, 10:08 AM

    Considering #4: Where is Lowell George when we need him?

  • pfsm October 7, 2019, 10:56 AM

    That one is not fossilized, and still reeks to high heaven.

  • Casey Klahn October 7, 2019, 2:41 PM

    OneGuy: love it! Nancy the Turd.

    GvD – the Nazi getting an asswhuppin by the babe. That is illustration gold, my friend. The TH lyrics are just the extra good.

  • jwm October 7, 2019, 2:58 PM

    Oldest turd? I call BS.
    Turds dissolve in water.
    They do not turn to stone.
    I used to be a professional janitor. I know shit.


  • MOTUS October 7, 2019, 5:43 PM

    I’m distressed over the increase in the probability of civil war, but thanks for the linky anyway.

  • Snakepit Kansas October 8, 2019, 4:48 AM

    GET IN THE FREAKING ARK! Good read. Change the subject within, beef in this case, and her message is still valid.

  • MOTUS October 8, 2019, 5:18 AM

    And who needs a high capacity, fully automatic assault Nerf? We need some common sense Nerf controls!

  • Snakepit Kansas October 8, 2019, 10:53 AM

    My 13 year old son would debate with you! He has full auto Nerf guns and loves to ambush me with full auto fire.

  • Turbineguy October 8, 2019, 12:11 PM

    Re: White Flight; Other examples include Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan, similar trigger point, driven faster by forced bussing (take note, dems).

  • ghostsniper October 8, 2019, 2:07 PM

    White Flight has been going on for a long time. Sane people just won’t tolerate nasty asses. Since the PTB tolerate and encourage nasty asses the sane people have no choice but to flee. But each time the sanes flee they only have about 20 years before the nasty asses move in all over again, until the whole ville is nasty. Every city has an abundance of nasty asses and everybody around knows where they are, and avoids them the best they can. And the nasty asses continue to spread, ever further. Before you know it the whole country will be taken over by nasty asses and you’ll be left with nothing but a shithole country.