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Everything posted by winsor

  1. Jews are a big, dysfunctional family (quite literally the children of Israel). Those who have adopted our bronze-age family lore/mythology as the basis for their systems of delusion (for reasons that escape me) are not Jews but wannabes.
  2. My point as to who is pulling the triggers was addressed in the Freakonomics movie: They're a lot more polite about the demographics than I am likely to be. BSBD, Winsor
  3. Be advised that referring to "gun violence" is on a par with using "the N word" conversationally. It tells me too much about your perspective on the issue. It is also equally offensive.
  4. Unfortunately, the dumb sonofabitch could kill someone on 5th Avenue, get a life sentence, and STILL get elected. The only shot is to invoke the 14th Amendment. It does not require conviction for insurrection, just participation, and he's disqualified for holding any office. Having said that, it would be nice to see him in the slammer. BSBD, Winsor
  5. Ukraine apparently uses the sub munitions singly, as delivered by drones. Works like a champ on armored vehicles.
  6. As my Rabbi pointed out, when asked whether Adam was 'created' knowing how to count, the significance of his age and so forth, "Bubbie, it's Bronze Age family lore - don't read too much into it." Opinions apparently vary on the matter, but that seemed to sum it up.
  7. I am guessing the OP is in favor of Juneteenth. I invite anyone interested to read the raw, unredacted text of the 'Emancipation Proclamation.' Among other tidbits, the author specifically excluded from scope all Union Slave States and Commonwealths, as well as (for some reason) the counties and parishes proximal to Norfolk, VA and New Orleans, LA. Thus, it is an historical fact that, after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, there were Yankee Generals who still, quite legally, owned slaves in the United States. Also, since the Confederacy was a separate country at the time (how many Confederate citizens voted for or against Lincoln in 1864?), Lincoln had the same legal authority over the areas he specified that I do over Laos. While I applaud freeing the slaves of Texas - Texas seceding from Mexico and being amongst the United States specifically because Mexico forbade ownership of human beings (come to think of it, I don't recall the U.S. supporting Mexico's attempt to quash the secession of a state to enable slavery) - after June 19th slaves in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the aforementioned portions of Virginia and Louisiana were still slaves. It wasn't until the 13th Amendment was ratified and signed on 06 December 1865 that the slaves in the areas specifically omitted from the Emancipation Proclamation were freed. I view slavery as repellent, but see our revisionist view of the subject to be an exercise in ignorance. BSBD, Winsor
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    The applicable principle is that one should never wrestle with a pig. You get muddy and the pig enjoys it. Trump's career has been one of ignoring rules without consequences. It would be no surprise if he walked away from this one. The closest we have to Elba is Gitmo, but I'd be pleased if he wound up incommunicado in either place. I guess the best we could hope for would be if he choked on a chicken bone or suffered a similarly ignominious fate. If he suffered a stroke like Woodrow Wilson he'd probably get reelected. At least it would shut him up. BSBD, Winsor
  9. I have the same problem with Marx that I do with Ann Coulter, the lack of a volume knob. I finished "The Communist Manifesto" but gave up on a Coulter book because of her penchant for screaming on paper. Yeah, I get that you think badly of those that disagree with you, but let me come to the conclusion that they are poopyheads without you insisting that this is the case. "Mein Kampf" is a truly awful read, which I suppose is a qualification of a religious screed. BSBD, Winsor
  10. I'm looking at copies of Mein Kampf, The Koran, The Book of Mormon, et al. on my bookshelf, and don't recall being swayed by any of them. If anything, while reading them my reaction was that anyone who bought into this dreck is FUBAR. In general, anyone who takes much of any religious writing at face value has something severely wrong with them. Reading the Greek Myths as historical artifacts is enlightening, the same goes for the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Is any of it the Revealed Word of God (tm)? I have to remind myself that the question is more than rhetorical; though the very idea that the prime mover of the universe would generate such badly written compilations of applied ignorance as the basis of communication with the denizens of this particular backwater speck of dirt is beyond absurd, it is frightening to consider that easily half of humanity buys into some variation of that concept. I've read Plato, and he would have qualified for the ancient Greek version of NAMBLA. I wasn't swayed by his discussion of the ideal version of True Love, but do not think banning his work is a good idea. Much of what is subject to banning preys on the intellectual vulnerability to which our species is subject, but, as Ron White pointed out, you can't fix stupid. BSBD, Winsor
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    Pretty much the only thing I want to see come of this is the removal of Trump from the political scene. Unfortunately, it turns out that The Donald could well follow in the footsteps of Mayor Curley of Boston, who was simultaneously in office and incarcerated. I would much rather have our former president go back to 'reality tv' and give up any further political activity. He is possessed of raw intellect on a par with Kim Kardashian, so it is fitting that his fortune should be made alongside the likes of her. He deserves to go to prison, but I suspect we would be better served with and exorcist than a prosecutor. Whatever we have done to deserve the likes of him, it must be pretty bad. BSBD, Winsor
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    I know, relax and enjoy it.
  13. I'll take your word for it.
  14. winsor


    Perhaps, but if it keeps him too busy to return to office it's worth it. Whatever it takes to drive a stake through his political heart has my blessing. He's almost as old as Biden, so we only need to keep him tied up to run out the clock. Both of them were unfit for office at any stage of their careers, but being geriatrics should further disqualify them. The next crop on either side of the aisle demonstrates the principle that the scum rises to the top, but having someone with better shelf life is still preferable. At least I haven't heard reference to him tweeting anything recently.
  15. Maybe someone could 'identify as a man,' at least long enough for the procedure. "I'm a man, and I'm having a growth removed." Hey, suspension of disbelief might be the ticket.
  16. Last time I touched the stuff Reagan was in office and it didn't agree with me. Haven't seen fit to try again.
  17. Anti-Woke is simply the principle of equal rights and equal responsibilities, no more and no less.
  18. Like any religion Woke is a disease of denial, mental malware that exploits a fundamental vulnerability. Poe's law applies nicely.
  19. Watching Richard J. Daley in action I took for granted that Chicago couldn't possibly do worse. Boy, was I wrong.
  20. If the goal is equal rights and equal responsibilities, I'm in. If, however, the focus is one race or another, it's racist. If the response to George Floyd was to the effect that no citizen should be subjected to such treatment, I'm in. If it turned out that the perpetrator and victim had worked together, and that the perpetrator viewed the victim is a useless junkie criminal but the crime was attributed to race, that's racist. If identical violations of rights take place, but only those involving one race or another get any attention at all that's racist. You get the drift.
  21. If a conviction for witchcraft would keep him out of office, bringing such charges is strongly recommended. I kinda wish he decided the preferred path forward involved seppuku. That would, however, require some sense of honor, which rules it out in his case. He is proof positive of Mencken's observation that nobody ever went broke overestimating the vulgarity of the American buying public.