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July 13, 2023

Second ONT On The Right, And Straight On 'Til Morning

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Moron, and all the ships at sea! How does this fine Thursday find you? Down here in God's country it finds us hot, hot, hot. Looked at the weather app today and the next 10 days are consistent – all highs of 99,97,98. Must be July.

Before we get started, I want to know which one of you rubbed one off in this elevator, huh?

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. press dinner explodes in war of words and farting

I dunno about this one. Is Page Six a legit news site, or is it parody? Wasn't that what they called the topless tabloid girls back in the day? In any event:

Here, it seems, Dechert sensed the need for a new rhetorical tack, and let rip a loud, prolonged fart while yelling, as if to underscore his point, “I’m farting!”

The room, which included a handful of journalists as well as Kennedy’s campaign manager, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, was stunned, seemingly unsure about whether Dechert was farting at Haden-Guest personally or at the very notion of global warming.
(Regrettably, we may assure readers that there was no room for doubt that the climate changed in the immediate environs of the dinner table.)

1999 Toyota Corolla - Fine AF

Someone mentioned this in the chat last week, and it's worth a look if you haven't seen it.

Best of Craigslist

This car is as practical as a Roth IRA. It's as middle-of-the-road as your grandpa during his last Silver Alert. It's as utilitarian as a member of a church whose scripture is based entirely on water bills.

When I ran the CarFax for this car, I got back a single piece of paper that said, "It's a Corolla. It's fine."

Let's face the facts, this car isn't going to win any beauty contests, but neither are you. Stop lying to yourself and stop lying to your wife. This isn't the car you want, it's the car you deserve: The fucking 1999 Toyota Corolla.


A Rabbinical perspective on pronouns

This delusion would be unimportant if not for two things that spring from it. The first involves the problems we see arising when anyone else points out that they are not deities and their words are meaningless. The common reaction from these pronoun people is anger and even violence when they are not recognized by others as deific—to such an extent that they push for laws and punishment for anyone with the nerve to expose their delusions.

And these delusions are dangerous to everyone around them. For when individuals subconsciously (or consciously) have determined that they are deific and have the ability to change physical reality whenever they want with only their words, they have given themselves the internal psychological permission to do anything else they want. After all, since they have already realized they are greater than God, they can make choices with total disregard for all the rest of humanity.
This is causing the violent reactions we see from the we/they/them pronoun people. Since they are deific, no person can tell them what is right or wrong, and certainly no puny little non-pronoun person has the right to disagree with them. In their delusions, they can act however they want, as they have already established that they are godlike.
When individuals have permitted themselves to be more than single individuals, they have also given themselves the permission to act out based on that delusion. Boundaries are meaningless to them. All that matters is that they are worshipped as they see fit.
It is a recipe for the destruction of a functional society.

I had an old man moment this week. I was with some much younger people, and someone started talking about pronouns. They were mocking people who used them, but one of the kids (Kid? In his 20s. Hey, look, another old man moment.) looked at me and said “He probably doesn't know what we're talking about”, the clear implication being that I'm too old. I said “My pronouns are Xe/Xir and fuck off.”

Then I chased him off my lawn.

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

Sarah Hoyt on feelings. I can feel it

Feelings are feelings. I feel, you feel, we all feel. But feelings are a worst way to run a society or determine a political system than moist bints submerged in lakes and distributing magical swords. And just as uncontrollable. “Respecting other feelings” belongs to the realm of polite party manners, not the realm of adult society. In adult society, where we discuss important things and even more important principles, someone is going to get upset. I often get upset at gross injustice. And I work through my feelings by writing blogs about it, because at my age, lack of connections and avoir-du-pois I really can’t do much more than push the ripple out and make more people aware of the injustice. It isn’t’ much, but it does help me deal with my feelings. Which is what we all, as adults, have to do. I might feel that a vast portion of the population would be better off dropped from helicopters, but the question is: how do I identify them? Further questions are: whose army would help me with this task? And further questions: How could I buy that many helicopters. And then: wouldn’t it be terrible for marine ecology? And then: I don’t even know if commies can be safely eaten by sea creatures. (Yes, that is facetious. I am not, in the words of facebook, coordinating harm.) So, instead, I accept that my feelings are real, but there is no way to assuage them, and instead make a lot of St. Augusto de Puma memes and afflict other people’s feelings, and let them deal with that. Because yeah, your feelings are real. And they’re valid in the sense you feel them, and we can’t stop you feeling them. But they entail no obligation on anyone’s part to change them, or make you not experience bad feelings.

Same goes for people getting offended. “I'm offended!” My standard response is “Hi Offended, I'm dad”. There's a shit ton of stuff these days that offends me. So?

Economic Hardship

Shortish thread if you click through.

Annie, Get Your Gun
Most Gun-Friendly States in 2023

Texas is #8

If you’re at least 21 years of age and lawfully allowed to possess a firearm, you can conceal carry without a permit[78] in Texas. However, at the time of writing, Commissioned Officers are unable to enforce carry restrictions[79] on those aged 18-20 due to a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling (although this is subject to change). Residents can travel to 37 other states with an enhanced firearm permit, and Texas honors 44 other states’ CCWs. While firearms and ammunition aren’t exempt from taxation, safety equipment such as safes, barrel locks, and trigger locks, are exempt[80]. Texas also has a Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine[81] in place for those who lawfully use force to stop a threat. Citizens of Texas have prosecutorial protections when they are protecting their own lives, someone else’s life, and even property without a duty to retreat (as a reasonable person would also act similarly). As far as Texas Governor Greg Abbott is concerned, Texas will remain one of the great states for gun ownership in the near future. Governor Abbott is well known for signing sweeping legislation[82] to protect gun ownership in the Lonestar state.

Where does your state rank?

War Between The States

CatGirl Kulak on the likelihood of CW II

Alot of people have dismissed the possibility of civil war in the US. But there are a shocking number of factors that make the US one of the most likely candidate for civil strife in the western world

You'll have to click through to see her reasoning.

Word Press

My wife and I recently incorporated our own insurance agency. In addition to health and life, which I've always done, we are now offering help with LTC, disability, Medicare supplements and small business groups. I've been building our website. It's going well, I'm almost done, but the one thing I need is a widget for collecting contact information. For example, when someone clicks on a “get a quote” or “find out more” button, I need something that I can put on a page where they can enter their name, contact info and what they are looking for, and that info will be forwarded to me. Anyone who does Word Press got any recommendations?

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