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Everything posted by winsor

  1. Jesus, if you need to be compared to the Mango Mussolini to sound coherent, you're in pretty bad shape.
  2. “An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a definite proposition... A contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says." Monty Python
  3. Gender is a GRAMMATICAL construct (he/she/it). Even easier.
  4. “It is easier to fool the people, than to convince them they have been fooled. No man's life, liberty, and property are safe while the legislature is in session.” ― Mark Twain
  5. Gee, I don't recall imprisoning much of anyone who disagrees with me. I'd say that pretty much pins the meter for 'cancel culture.' If you can't tell the difference then, well, you can't tell the difference. BSBD, Winsor
  6. I do not want to see Trump martyred, since that conveys sainthood on the most loathsome pols. He can't be humiliated, since he has no shame. If he and his clan can be convicted, not of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' but some garden variety financial felonies, and sent to a 'country club' incarceration facility, that should do the trick. "Trump Tower Gitmo?" I like the sound of that. BSBD, Winsor
  7. Someone once explained the benefit of DST being that one 'got more daylight.' My response was that the responsibility was too great, that if I set my clock incorrectly the sun would never go down. He didn't get it. Going to DST full time reinforces the principle that Congress, in order to fix a stupid policy, must do so by implementing another stupid policy. BSBD, Winsor
  8. Kewl. You stick with Putin and his stated Antifa agendum. I'm with Zelenskyy.
  9. Putin IS cancel culture.
  10. The reason Putin has given for his heroic efforts in Ukraine is to save them from Nazism. Putin is thus the world's most dedicated Antifa. Bravo!
  11. It takes a double-E to spell 'geek."
  12. I contend that Trump never lied. In order to lie one must have a clue as to the difference between truth and falsehood, betwee reality and fantasy, and to actually care about it one way or another. I have seen not one shred of evidence that Trump views any of this as more than an unimportant abstraction. What people call 'lies' are simply the mental ramblings of someone disconnected from reality, blurted out without any kind of filter. This is typical of most religions, and it is certainly pathological. To accuse Trump of lying is to give him way too much credit. His success in life is entirely the result of the principle that 'the scum rises to the top.' BSBD, Winsor
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    The vaunted Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had a Major in charge of logistics for a Corps, IIRC. A Major may say "I really need you to get these supplies through immediately." "We'll see what we can do." A Generaloberst is more likely to take the stance "If these supplies are not delivered by tomorrow, you will be shot. Do you understand?" "Jawohl Herr General!" In the same sense that an industrial operation may be evaluated by inspection of its utilities, a military operation may be gauged by its logistic capabilities. It was said by Wehrmacht Panzer forces that "One of our tanks is the equal of 10 Shermans. Unfortunately, they brought 11." All too often quantity trumps quality. BSBD, Winsor
  14. I worked with some of the people whose cars were vandalized, and their opinion was that the vandal very much got what he deserved.
  15. I have worked with a very large number of Ukrainians over the years, and I can't think of any Democrats amongst them.
  16. As I understand it, the tradition of women's clothing being 'backwards' for right-handed people - buttons and now zippers - was based on the expectation that proper ladies were dressed by the servants. It seems that in upper class society the help was equally distributed between the men and women, but perhaps it harkens back to the era where corsets were popular and getting dressed for women was a near-death experience. Trying to parse out the norms of dress of various societies on the basis of sex can be a bit tough. Which are due to physiology and which are due to psychology can blur. In general, having a fly on trousers makes urination simpler for men, but has less benefit for women. Perhaps a skirt has a similar benefit for women, and menstruation and breastfeeding aren't a major consideration for men. The hormones that show up at puberty are significantly different, and one overlooks the psychological impact of one or the other at their own peril. The ramifications of pregnancy differ greatly between males and females (men rarely die in childbirth, for example), and this reality factors into various social norms. In some societies women are removed from the equation as much as possible on the tacit assumption that virile males want to fuck anything that moves, and anything stimulating will set them off. Thus you have the chador, the buibui and such so that any hint of femininity is kept entirely under wraps. In any event, the cut of clothing to accompany the anatomical differences between the sexes makes some sense, if only to address breasts, shoulder to pelvis ratio and so forth. Some of the most hetero females I have ever met have dressed like lumberjacks and they guys I've known to wear kilts were strictly breeders, so I don't see that attire has much impact in and of itself. In the circles in which I travel, nobody really cares all that much (as far as I can tell). BSBD, Winsor
  17. "Give me convenience or give me death!" Jello Biafra
  18. Even if it was simply a Freudian slip, having the likes of Harris more in tune with reality than the CIC speaks badly for our prospects.
  19. A stake through his political heart, as ignominious as possible, is the most apt fate for that vile piece of shit.
  20. winsor


    Spoken like an American with a belief in a 'fair fight,' Marquis of Queensbury and all that. When dealing with a bear it is useful to note that the biggest Brown will give a Wolverine wide berth. Why? Because Wolverines are cranky, fast, and go for the balls. Even if Yogi prevails, he's likely growling Soprano. Thus the key is to find out what he really cares about, grab it, and twist hard while looking him in the eye. I guarantee that there are people who could provide a game plan for doing just that, and someone of presidential caliber would know who to ask. BSBD, Winsor
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    I will not be the least bit surprised if China takes over Taiwan in response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine. Both Russia and China are braced for such repercussions as are likely, and both have the takeover of the respective territories amongst their agenda.
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    It seems Putin has been using the U. S. playbook for Iraq. I can't see how our harsh words and finger wagging will dissuade him from seeking his goals. In the 1930s Japan used U. S. rhetoric, pretty much verbatim, to justify their incursions into China, and were surprised that we didn't see them as kindred souls. They figured that we were cool with wiping out civilizations in order to take their land on the basis of our treatment of the people that were here when Europeans 'claimed' the land. Given our track record, I can't see where we have any moral standing to criticize Putin's actions, much though I personally disapprove. FWIW, I am on the record as having opposed the invasion of Iraq at the outset, and opposed our incursion into Afghanistan without a clear scope for the end game. Then again, that's how we do business. We can only hope that the invasion of Ukraine is as detrimental to Russia as was our invasion of Iraq. One advantage that Russia has is that it makes no pretense of being 'the good guys,' wearing white hats and all. They're the Russians, and they play by different rules. Whoever is running the show in Washington has been delusional so far - or hadn't done much homework at the very least. You don't put 130,000 assault troops fully equipped in position to invade as a bluff, and Moscow has been situating itself to weather any sanctions we might bring to bear. We're playing checkers and they're playing chess, as usual. BSBD, Winsor
  23. Hey,: I didn't vote for it. As a firearms instructor I recommended real estate as the preferred means of self defense. Put as much of it as you can between you and trouble and your odds improve greatly. If an assailant wishes to call you a coward, do your best to make it a long distance call. BSBD, Winsor