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  1. My choice of Charlie Manson over Hillary Clinton was partially based on the idea that BOTH sides of the aisle would do everything in their power to keep a leash on the sonofabitch. I figured that The Donald was a suitable stand in for Charlie. What I lost track of was that Charlie Manson and Trump actually have followings that buy into their drivel. Some of Trump's antics were mildly amusing, and it was/is entertaining to see how those opposed to him wax rabid in their hatred of him. Having said that, I can't wait for the moment when he is out of the limelight for good. He has a knack for making everything he says sound like utter bullshit - even when he's spot on (a stopped watch is right twice a day). For him to worry about his reputation is akin to Bill the Cat's (of Bloom County) trying to maintain the image of a total degenerate in the face of allegations that he is actually a decent guy. Ironically enough, Bloom County absolutely nailed Donald Trump's persona over 30 years ago. I have to be careful, however, since every time I have thought "they couldn't do worse than this asshole..." I've been wrong. BSBD, Winsor
  2. I guess the Reign of Terror is a more apt analog to the Woke paradigm of today: I'm not sure what "American Greatness" has to offer otherwise, but in the '70s such magazines as Penthouse actually published some quite legitimate articles that would not be picked up elsewhere (yeah, the pictures were awesome as well) so being on a particular website does not invalidate the points made by default. Again, Woke qualifies nicely as a communicable form of mental illness, though it is somewhat more pathological than most mainstream religions. Of course, as 'fundamentalists' routinely demonstrate, the fundamentals of most religions are rather evil. As the article notes, the appeal of Woke is the best of intentions of those who speak well of it. The regimes supplanted by seriously evil revolutions were generally quite flawed, and Western society is hardly without its inherent bugs. Having said that, whatever the very real problems are to be addressed, Woke, far from being a cure, is all that much worse. BSBD, Winsor
  3. We've been feasting on the seed corn for some time now, and the statistics used to define 'recession' and 'recovery' are meaningless in the long term. I liken it to some of the current crop of Oncology medications, which temporarily give the impression of remission but result in Stage 5 (death). I had someone raving about her hair coming back, the tumors going away and everything coming up roses. Two weeks later she was pushing up daisies. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against enjoying the hell out of the 'recovery' while it lasts. Having said that, it's a good idea to prepare for the 'everything bubble' popping in the foreseeable future. Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. BSBD, Winsor
  4. Reading Comprehension 101: 'Comparative Religion' ok, 'Fundamentals' of Scientology' not so good. Teaching anybody's religion as "The Truth" (tm) is pretty much verboten. Since religion is a communicable form of mental illness, 'Woke' meets those criteria well. A Disease of Denial, the mental malware that is 'Woke' fits the religious paradigm nicely: What Woke shares with the Cult of the Magic Jewish Zombie and the Cult of the Illiterate Pervert Psychopath is that any correlation between the ism and reality is happenstance. If claims are verifiable, that 'PROVES' it! If claims are verifiably false, THAT PROVES NOTHING! Whatever floats your boat. BSBD, Winsor
  5. Teaching religion in public schools is proscribed in this country. Thus, noting that CRT ideology is a system of belief makes its removal from the curriculum no big deal. If you want to teach ABOUT it the way one does a 'Comparative Religion' (or "Applied Bullshit' as the case may be), fine. At least the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or that of the Invisible Pink Unicorn, has some entertainment value. BSBD, Winsor
  6. winsor


    Belgium has WA beat by a kilometer at least.
  7. If someone has a basis to support another standpoint, great. If all they have is abuse, it tends to suggest that they are given to a mediocre thought process - if any. The whole good/bad thing is, of course, subjective. Mutual loathing does not imply that one side is better or worse than the other, just that they are not compatible. I do not consider my standards to be universal, and have no expectation that I should ever get full agreement. If someone disagrees and sees fit to make their case in a coherent manner, I will certainly take it under advisement. BSBD, Winsor
  8. Boy, do you ever bring a lot of insight to the discussion...
  9. I am seeing more and more parallels between Woke ideology and the Cultural Revolution. It turns out that I am hardly alone. BSBD, Winsor
  10. The problem with trying to parody religion is that it is generally impossible to say anything that is clearly more idiotic than the fundamental tenets of said religion. This is a case in point. Is this serious or a joke? Six of one, half a dozen of the other... BSBD, Winsor
  11. I am nor alone in viewing the Woke crowd as sanctimonious and humorless: Woke mis a joke, but not the funny kind. BSBD, Winsor
  12. So you see MLK in the mirror? Heady stuff, that. Actually, MLK was one of the good guys (but you knew that). BSBD, Winsor
  13. Good racism, I get it.