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VideoTapir
Oct 18, 2005

He'll tire eventually.


Mineaiki posted:

Remember folks, MRAs just care about mens' issues. It's not like they're a purely reactionary movement created solely to resist feminism.

The best thing every MRA could do for any actual issue they care about is kill themselves.

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woke wedding drone
Jun 1, 2003

by exmarx


Fun Shoe

VideoTapir posted:

The best thing every MRA could do for any actual issue they care about is kill themselves.

The only right they care about is the right to commit sexual assault. If they talk about any other issue they're lying.

The Warszawa
Jun 6, 2005

Look at me. Look at me.

I am the captain now.


Do Supreme Court opinions count as terrible opinion pieces because boy was today a doozy!

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



The Warszawa posted:

Do Supreme Court opinions count as terrible opinion pieces because boy was today a doozy!

I think they count, and boy yea would it fit the thread.

Bel_Canto
Apr 23, 2007

"Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo."


The Warszawa posted:

Do Supreme Court opinions count as terrible opinion pieces because boy was today a doozy!

They count insofar as Roberts's concurrence was pure speculative opinion about what it's actually like to be a minority.

Zeroisanumber
Oct 23, 2010



Nap Ghost

The Warszawa posted:

Do Supreme Court opinions count as terrible opinion pieces because boy was today a doozy!

I'm really hoping for eight years of Hillary after Obama just so that we can start swapping out a couple of these awful justices. The Roberts Court isn't quite down there with Taney's court in terms of ideological mendacity, but it's not for lack of effort on their part.

Choadmaster
Oct 7, 2004

I don't care how snug they fit, you're nuts!


FilthyImp posted:

Michelle Obama maybe the visible figurehead, but I'm pretty sure that one chef (Olliver?) Was the one that made school lunches into a political issue a few years back.

I went to public school from 89-2001, and while I was on the school lunch program for most of it, I rarely ate what was offered... I'm reminded of the time I was messing around in high school and tossed a hamburger patty, only to have it bounce up like a superball. Back then lunches were mostly things likr chalupas, pizzas, hamburgers and fruit cups (maybe an ice cream item too).

Though, there is a lot of waste, mainly because (at least in LA) the lunch folks HAVE to Give you the whole meal -- juice or milk, vegetable, protein and fruit -- in order for them to count towards the federal subsidy. So the kid that just wants the one piece has to take all.

LA made an amazing effort two years back to rework the menu. Students received turkey with potatoes, mushroom sauce ravioli, chicken pozole, hummus pita bread, orange chicken bowls, and a host of other tasty things.

It was a complete flop because the menu didn't align with student tastes / palattes. Frankly, the high schoolers I spoke to had 'burger n fries or pizza' ingrained as a preference for a meal. The battle was over for lunch reformers before it began.

Here in Santa Barbara (100 miles north of LA) we did the same thing to resounding success. I don't know what LA did wrong, but it's certainly possible.

Half a decade ago the local school system was just about to spend millions on a new mass-production cafeteria - make a whole bunch of lovely slop at one location in the morning and truck it over to all the individual schools where it could be reheated and served (IIRC they were already doing it on a smaller scale among elementary school clusters and the food was terrible. Did anyone else ever have to experience "pork dunkers" - fried nuggets of oddly green-tinged meat?). This was in the hopes that it would reduce costs by cutting excess staff, and remove the need to remodel and enlarge every high school and junior high school's kitchens (too small to handle the growing population).

Then that push for fresher, healthier food happened - and a local woman who founded and managed a half dozen successful local restaurants stepped up to take over the district's Nutrition Services division.

Gone was the mass-production plan. Gone was the lovely reheated food. She made a huge push to source fresh, local ingredients and make everything on-site. To solve the kitchen size problem she started buying up food trucks. The school district owns 4 or 5 food trucks now that supplement the high school and junior high school cafeterias and add more variety/choices for the students. To offset costs when they're not being used at schools, the food trucks and their staff are hired out to cater events, so this system fit the budget just fine. The food is great and the program has been incredibly successful.

One of the best improvements IMO is the summer program - low-income kids often go hungry during summer because they miss out on school lunches, so the federal government has been pushing schools to find ways to feed hungry kids during summer time (and throwing money their way for it). Generally this means leaving certain school cafeterias open during summer, so kids have to visit a school (and not necessarily one in their neighborhood) to get lunch. With the food trucks, our district is also able to bring the food directly to areas where children tend to congregate anyway (neighborhood parks, community centers, the beach) in addition to the school cafeterias. During summer weekdays, anyone under 18 can get a free lunch from the district's food trucks (and adults can buy lunch).

Nick_326
Nov 2, 2011

History's Latest Monster


Earlier this month, a college basketball player made the decision to transfer colleges so he could be closer to his sick daughter, who requires weekly hospital visits.

Some smug dickhead wrote an editorial focusing entirely on the language of the press release (because this guy is the only person to read a press release he didn't write personally, which is UNFORGIVABLE), complete with dog-whistle racism.

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2014/...olly-good-chap/

quote:

Column: Naadir Tharpe jolly good chap

By Tom Keegan


Interviewing him for three years, I never once heard Naadir Tharpe say, “At this juncture.” But there it was in the press release announcing his transfer, so he absolutely, 100 percent must have said it.

Not only that, Tharpe used the phrase “Due to extenuating circumstances” for what I believe possibly could be the first time in his life. And he used them both in the same paragraph. Clearly, he devoted a great deal of time in crafting his quote. He must have told himself: “I shan’t treat this matter with anything but utmost gravity.”


An excerpt from the release included this Tharpe quote: “Due to extenuating circumstances within my personal life, I will no longer be attending the University of Kansas.”

Then he explained that his daughter has medical issues that require weekly visits to her physician as well as with a specialist.

“At this juncture, I feel it is best to be closer to home where I can assist and support in any way necessary,” he continued.

It’s the right thing for a father to do, so I’m glad he’s doing it. I’m also happy that he’ll have two years to complete requirements for a degree. At least I would hope the NCAA does not consider him a hardship case and let him play right away. He’ll be able to stay at home more often if he’s red-shirting than if he’s playing in away games. Plus, he’ll have a better shot in the business world with two years to earn a degree than if he plays next season and falls short of earning the sheepskin.

I’ve always liked Tharpe. Friendly, candid, good sense of humor.

Pity I didn’t get to know the fine lad well enough to converse with him to the point he felt comfortable speaking the King’s English. I read the release and pictured him sipping tea with legs crossed, scarf around his neck, patches on the elbows of his tweed jacket, lamenting, “Oh dear, wherever did I leave the crumpets?”

"He only spoke in that gangster hooligan talk to me! My word!"

"Also, what's so hard about raising an ill child who needs regular medical attention?"

quote:

I’m happy he’ll be playing somewhere in New England because it’s best for his daughter, his daughter’s mother, for Tharpe and I suspect for the Kansas basketball team.

When in doubt, college basketball coaches tend to resort to their security blankets, otherwise known as their most experienced players.

As long as Tharpe was in the program, coach Bill Self forever was going to be tempted to play him, thus stunting the growth of players with higher ceilings, such as likely recruit Devonte Graham and rising sophomores Conner Frankamp and Frank Mason.

Do join me in sending a word Naadir’s way: Cheerio!

Yeah thank goodness Tharpe's kid wasn't healthy or you would've had to endure another season with him at KU. Thank God for small miracles.

woke wedding drone
Jun 1, 2003

by exmarx


Fun Shoe

When your English becomes proper enough, you talk like an American caricature of a 19th century chimney sweep.

cafel
Mar 29, 2010

This post is hurting the economy!


I don't think I've ever said 'due to extenuating circumstances' or 'at this juncture' in casual conversation because why the gently caress would you? Is it really that farfetched that someone would reserve the use of press release terms for their press releases? I also don't use terms like heterogeneity and allelopathy in casual conversation, but that doesn't mean I'm plagiarizing when I use those terms in an academic context.

VideoTapir
Oct 18, 2005

He'll tire eventually.


Scientific American has some of the worst commenters on the internet, almost youtube bad.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...t-a-nutty-idea/

quote:

littleredtop May 17, 2014, 12:05 PM

The problem isn't what to feed a growing population but how to stop irresponsible, random breeding practices in nations incapable of supporting their inhabitants. The only answer is some form of sterilization. I realize that may be some sort of a violation of human rights so start with those who have no rights, the criminal population of every nation.

Mo_Steel
Mar 7, 2008

Let's Clock Into The Sunset Together



Fun Shoe

A piece from Slate in my Sunday OpEd section? I wonder what it could be...

How to end gridlock? Vote Republican (this year)

What? That sounds like a terrible idea! Some highlights:

quote:

The House is going to stay in the GOP’s hands, which means the two possible outcomes in November are that either things stay the same or Republicans take control of both houses of Congress. We know what the former produces: Bills that pass the House go nowhere in the Senate and vice versa. That is unlikely to change after the elections. The rut is pretty deep, and there would be no new political pressure to break either party out of it. The onset of presidential politics is likely to slow progress further.

For some, this is a fine outcome. The American constitutional system is designed to be slow and frustrating and to seize up now and again. Change for change’s sake is like driving off a bridge to get out of traffic; you’re not stuck in traffic any more all right.

If you’re impatient, though, Republican control would likely give you change. That is what excites and terrifies partisans. The president would immediately have a harder time getting his nominations through the Senate. If a Supreme Court justice retires, it will lead to an epic confirmation battle.

Right now Democrats in the Senate can investigate anything they like. So even if Congress is on course to be one of the least productive in history (based on the number of bills passed into law), Democratic senators can keep the pressure on polluters and low-cost housing landlords and at least raise awareness about the issues they care about. All of that goes away under Republican control when a new batch of committee chairmen schedule hearings devoted to conservative causes. Republican senators would also be able to join their House counterparts in launching investigations of the Obama administration.

That sounds like a loving terrible change though?

quote:

A more substantive change would come from Republicans having to prove that they can govern. For the moment, partisanship provides an excuse and impediment to action. House Republicans pass legislation, but their views never have to be sharpened or reconciled with those of their Senate colleagues. Control of both houses could force clarity in the GOP on issues like immigration, which leaders have ducked so far, claiming they didn’t have a trusted partner in the president. That is a dodge to keep from starting a fight in the party over a contentious issue.

Sure it would. How naive are you?

quote:

When you control both houses, this kind of inaction can’t be allowed if the goal is to be taken seriously as a governing party. Republicans would also have to provide more concrete votes on issues like health care, tax reform, and implementing portions of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget. Republican strategists know the GOP has to shake the “Party of No” label, which means producing actual accomplishments — that is, unless you want the governors in the GOP 2016 field using you as a foil. (Of course they’re already doing that anyway).

I am absolutely certain a Republican Senate would have as it's goal "Be taken seriously" and not "Repeal Obamacare and impeach the Muslim Marxist Dictator Obama".

quote:

Education legislation promoting charter schools would pass. (It might even pass before November). And you could also imagine a pathway to immigration reform of some kind if those Republicans who think passing something in 2015 is key to the party’s long-term survival came together with a president thinking about his legacy.



quote:

Even if none of this comes to pass, and the president vetoes everything he is sent, and Democrats filibuster as their Republican colleagues did when they were in the minority, policy debates would still be sharper. Both GOP houses would have produced legislative language, votes would have been taken, and all of this would clarify the lines of debate heading into the presidential election in 2016. At the moment, debates on policy take place without the reality-inducing legislative process. Simply introducing that would give voters clearer choices than they have now.

"At least they might debate policy more sharply." What the gently caress is wrong with you?

quote:

That would not revolutionize governance, but given the two possible outcomes in November, if you’re making your choice on what scenario might crack the peanut brittle casings of governance, Republican control of the Senate offers the best chance.



John Dickerson is Slate’s chief political correspondent and author of “On Her Trail.” He can be reached at slatepoliticsgmail.com.

If you're some sort of cliche D&D god of Chaos this sounds like a reasonable plan. One of the worst editorials I've ever read, and that includes creationist poo poo and justifications for enhanced interrogation. Why in the gently caress would anyone vote Republican on the off chance that it might pressure them to not be malicious shitheads when we have the last two decades to look at and go "huh, looks like they were malicious shitheads when they had control too, go figure."

Mo_Steel fucked around with this message at May 25, 2014 around 23:00

Gynocentric Regime
Jun 9, 2010

I'm sorry the brain you've reached is out of order, please call again later. Thank You!

Mo_Steel posted:

A piece from Slate in my Sunday OpEd section? I wonder what it could be...

How to end gridlock? Vote Republican (this year)

What? That sounds like a terrible idea! Some highlights:


That sounds like a loving terrible change though?


Sure it would. How naive are you?


I am absolutely certain a Republican Senate would have as it's goal "Be taken seriously" and not "Repeal Obamacare and impeach the Muslim Marxist Dictator Obama".





"At least they might debate policy more sharply." What the gently caress wrong with you?


If you're some sort of cliche D&D god of Chaos this sounds like a reasonable plan. One of the worst editorials I've ever read, and that includes creationist poo poo and justifications for enhanced interrogation. Why in the gently caress would anyone vote Republican on the off chance that it might pressure them to not be malicious shitheads when we have the last two decades to look at and go "huh, looks like they were malicious shitheads when they had control too, go figure."

Because John Dickerson is one of the worst journalistic hacks in D.C. He's so obsessed with the horse race and doesn't seem to know or care that people live and die by what happens in government.

Chandragupta
Sep 2, 2009


So apparently Joe The Plumber gave his thoughts on the recent Santa Barbara shooting/stabbing. Yet that fourth line is so repugnant that I almost can't tell if its some kind of parody.

Joe the Plumber posted:

I’m not talking here about the three tragic murders Rodger committed by stabbing before his driving and shooting spree; I speak now only to the families of the gunshot victims in Santa Barbara:

It’s a tragedy.

I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But:

As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.

Richard Martinez, whose son (Christopher) was among the murdered, choked back tears at a news conference, blaming politicians the next day: “The talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live?” Martinez said – and much more.

There are no critical words for a grieving father. He can say whatever he wants and blame whoever he’d like – it’s okay by me. You can’t take a step in his shoes – at least I can’t.

But the words and images of Mr. Martinez blaming “the proliferation of guns”, lobbyists, politicians, etc.; will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.

As a father, husband and a man, it is my responsibility to protect my family. I will stand up for that right vehemently. Please believe me, as a father I share your grief and I will pray for you and your family, as I do whenever I hear about senseless tragedies such as this.

We still have the Right to Bear Arms and I intend to continue to speak out for that right, and against those who would restrict it – even in the face of this horrible incident by this sad and insane individual. I almost said “Obama Voter” but I’m waiting for it to be official.

I noticed the mainstream media have stopped the practice of immediately reporting the psycho maniac is a conservative Tea Party Republican Christian. Guess they’re sick of having to hide being wrong every time when it comes out the whacko votes Democrat?

Mr. Martinez and anyone calling for more restrictions on American’s rights need to back off and stop playing into the hands of the folks who merely capitalize on these horrific events for their own political ends.

They don’t care about your family or your dead children at all. They sound like they do, whereas I sound uncaring and like I say, harsh. Don’t be fooled – I care about your family and mine. The future of our very liberty lies in the balance of this fight.

In conclusion, I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through, having had your child taken away from you. However, any feelings you have toward my rights being taken away from me, lose those.

Sincerely;

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher

PS: To the parents of Elliot Rodger’s stabbing victims: I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m sick to death every drat time I turn around and some poor soul with obvious violent mental sickness is allowed to exact this kind of pain on a family.

Elliot Rodger deserved help, yes – but your child deserved so much more. I’m very sorry and sad for you.

Chandragupta fucked around with this message at May 27, 2014 around 18:22

MisterBadIdea
Oct 9, 2012

Anything?


The fact that Plumber Joe tries so very hard to express sympathy to the grieving father makes this among the top 1% of pro-gun responses I've seen come from this. Unfortunately, it can, and has, gotten a whole lot worse, and I can only pray that that poor father shuts himself off from all human contact for the next year or so.

VideoTapir
Oct 18, 2005

He'll tire eventually.


I'd swear I've heard almost that exact phrasing before, but it's drat near impossible to sort out the Joe the Plumber references in searching for it.

DSPaul
Jun 29, 2006

I are an intellekshool.

SedanChair posted:

The only right they care about is the right to commit sexual assault. If they talk about any other issue they're lying.

Not true. Some of them also care about the right to beat their wife and/or kids.

Mo_Steel
Mar 7, 2008

Let's Clock Into The Sunset Together



Fun Shoe

A tally of Snowden's treachery
"His catastrophic disclosures are damaging the secrecy that keeps us safe."

Oh boy, this is going to be a great piece I can already tell. Emphasis will be mine on these snippets of the full piece.

quote:

Consequential change in a democracy requires catastrophe as a catalyst. Today, it’s the Snowden Effect, and while this subject may have been a very small part of the conference, its dark shadow was everywhere.

There will be changes in how we do surveillance and monitoring, changes that are only possible in an environment driven by catastrophe. Think Pearl Harbor, think 9/11, think Katrina, think Newtown, think Boston, think VA hospital scandal, think Snowden.

Edward Snowden, national catastrophe on the scale of Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

quote:

While liberals and conservatives, left-wingers and right-wingers, can actually agree that intelligence gathering is essential to the safety of our democracy, the Snowden treachery has begun a train of events that will weaken our security in ways that will only be known when those weaknesses surface and hurt us. On the surface, many of the changes sound helpful. But in the world of security, much of the catastrophic collateral damage likely will remain out of sight.

Some Snowden Effect changes are underway this month with the passage of legislation designed to put some observation holes into the secrecy of NSA operations. There will be other effects, as well. The isolation of these agencies will decrease. The insulation of these agencies from public view and greater interaction with the public will begin a process of gradual opacity erosion. Secrecy, a powerful concept that keeps us safe, is now entering an era of relentless challenge, skepticism and public doubt.

He writes as though this is a bad thing.

quote:

For me, the larger issue of Snowden remains. What I have just explored could be used in his defense, but also could clearly play a role in his prosecution. Except, of course, that he voided any defense he might have by fleeing like a criminal and seeking refuge from one of our most dedicated enemies. And rather than find ways to safely return to the United States and face the consequences of his actions, he has become a media celebrity, complete with advocates, defenders and even co-conspirators who are all in the public view.

Much like John Kerry, our author believes Snowden needs to loving man up and not be such a whiny little girly girl hiding behind his skirt. Also evading arrest proves absolute guilt without a trial and Russia is our dedicated enemy.

quote:

Two things come to mind. What would a real patriot do (“WWRPD” on a bright red wrist band)? And the example set by Nathan Hale, who was executed as a U.S. spy by the British during our Revolutionary War. “I only regret,” he famously said, “that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

In Snowden’s case, his reframing language is on blaming, demeaning and insulting the United States as the causal factors for what he did. Frankly, I would prefer a little regret from him and his zealous America-hating supporters.

Lucky for us, he has only one life in which to betray us.

James E. Lukaszewski is an international corporate crisis consultant based in the Twin Cities.

Informing the American public that our leaders are baldly lying to us about the extent to which they are surveilling us without warrants is a betrayal and an example of America-hating activity.

Mo_Steel fucked around with this message at May 31, 2014 around 19:21

Ogmius815
Aug 25, 2005


Yeah that's basically what the GIP crowd said the night their drunk thread decided to roll over here.


"But don't you guys get it? Snowden did a CRIME! He is a CRIMINAL! You must not be listening. What Snowden did was against the LAW!"

Nathilus
Apr 4, 2002

I alone can see through the media bias.

I'm also stupid on a scale that can only be measured in Reddits.

That snowden opinion piece is so off base that you have to laugh. The government was doing hella unconstitutional domestic surveillance among other things that all US citizens had a clear right to know about. Snowden is a hero and a patriot for selflessly exposing the programs at risk to his own life and liberty.

Shalebridge Cradle
Apr 23, 2008




One of my favorite anti-Snowden pieces was a guy complaining that he cheated on his entrance test to work at the NSA. He supposedly broke into the contractor's computer system and stole the answers.

Like, whoa we wanted someone to break into secure computer systems for a living how do we know you are qualified now.

Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006
leading helpless teens astray

Shocking news about our disrespectful President.

quote:

Watching the D-Day ceremonies on television was both a moving and gut-wrenching experience. Having heard first-hand from my father about that day, June 6, 1944, was something I will never forget. What I will also never forget or forgive, is the pictures of President Barack Obama chewing gum for much of the ceremonies.

Like most of our World War II veterans (our Greatest Generation), my father is now gone, as are the thousands buried at Normandy and throughout this great country. They deserved better.

Patrick A. McGrath

Wilmington

Nyarlothotep
Apr 14, 2007
Don't fail to see Nyarlathotep if he comes to Providence. He is horrible — horrible beyond anything you can imagine — but wonderful. He haunts one for hours afterward. I am still shuddering at what he showed.

'Buried at Normandy'

MaxxBot
Oct 6, 2003

you could have clapped

you should have clapped!!


Good to see the GOP is reaching out to hip, cool youngsters to update their image.

http://townhall.com/columnists/dust...50420/page/full

quote:

The Sexual Humor in Not Having Sex

I'm a virgin. Sexually abstinent. I've never “hooked up,” “been laid,” or “gotten any.”

And I'm cool with that. And I get a kick out of watching people's eyes grow as big as dinner plates when they hear my sex life is non-existent.

I was at the gym a few years ago, stretching after lifting weights. Two female friends were nearby, talking in graphic terms about their sex lives as they lifted. After 15 or 20 minutes of increasing awkwardness on my part, I finally asked them to stop. One of the women was surprised, and said, “Everyone likes to talk about sex!”

When I told her I had never experienced what she was talking about, she dropped her weights and left the area, saying, “This is awkward.”


Another time, an Army buddy and I were having a discussion about sexual morality. Eventually, realization dawned, and he proceeded to drop the volume of his voice from a conversational level to a whisper. “Are you a virgin?!”

“Yes,” I whispered back. “But you don't have to whisper.”

He ended up laughing at himself. “I did, didn't I?”

It's amazing what happens when I tell people I'm sexually abstinent. Some people play it cool. One day, when I was dressed in a suit purchasing some alcohol at a convenience store, a guy told me to “bring a girl home for him.” I told him that “I would, but the Catholic guilt is strong in this one.” He gave me a thumbs-up, and said, “I got you, man.”

Clearly, Star Wars overcomes differences of sexual practice.

More often than not I get a look of absolute shock, often followed up by stuttering. Such as the customer service employee at a sporting goods store in New York City, who, a few minutes after meeting me and my buddy Jeremy, made a crude sexual joke. I told him I didn't know what he was talking about -- not having experienced what he was referencing -- and as Jeremy burst into laughter the guy looked to him for clarification. The poor guy proceeded to stutter his way through saying, “Oh, um, well, good for you...”

Just a couple of months ago, I was on-air at CPAC, and mentioned that I will be sexually abstinent until I am married. Two women who happened to be in the general vicinity overheard this, and their amazed expressions were priceless.

Why have I never had sex? The decision was made at first because my parents informed me of the costs and benefits of pre-marital sex, from the spiritual consequences to more mundane ones. To paraphrase my father, sex is an adult activity -- which meant if we wanted to have sex while living under his roof, we would find ourselves living on our own, as adults do.

At the time, being about 13, free clothes, free shelter, and free food on the table every day were more important than sex.

Later, in college, I stayed abstinent because of my Catholic faith, something that has grown increasingly stronger in adulthood.

Now, though? The reasons are so much more complete than a teenager's cost-benefit analysis or fear of Hell's fire. I've learned that abstinence until marriage is not just about me, but also my future wife. Waiting until marriage means sex will be more than a carnal pleasure, instead fulfilling a relationship that is based upon a deep love. And rather than put myself or sex partners through the emotional harm that comes from sleeping around, I will be working with my wife to bring us closer together, and hopefully "be fruitful and multiply."

People think of God as a cosmic killjoy who wants to keep us down. But life has showed me that God knows that what we want now is not always what's best for us -- and when I follow His guidance, life is a whole lot better.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm a guy. I wish I was married and having sex all the time. But it looks like God might reward my patience, since at least one study shows sex might actually be more enjoyable if I wait until I've walked down the aisle.

Until that point, though, I'll keep watching people go from cracking jokes to slack-jawed amazement. And wondering why it's okay for Miley Cyrus to "twerk" on national TV, but not having sex is so weird people lose their ability to speak.

I guess simply trying to force people to stop having sex isn't going far enough for the GOP now, they have to force you to stop even talking about it. I also love how this guy goes out of his way to inform everyone that he's a virgin, but I bet if I told him I was gay he would say that's a private matter and that I shouldn't shove it in his face.

MaxxBot fucked around with this message at Jun 13, 2014 around 17:00

Orange Devil
Sep 30, 2010

CUNT


Nyarlothotep posted:

'Buried at Normandy'

What's wrong with that?

MaxxBot posted:

Good to see the GOP is reaching out to hip, cool youngsters to update their image.

http://townhall.com/columnists/dust...50420/page/full


I guess simply trying to force people to stop having sex isn't going far enough for the GOP now, they have to force you to stop even talking about it. I also love how this guy goes out of his way to inform everyone that he's a virgin, but I bet if I told him I was gay he would say that's a private matter and that I shouldn't shove it in his face.

A woman once made a joke about her period and I was all like "Ma'am, please do not talk about such things when I am in the vicinity for I have never experienced them and thus am unable to comprehend. Beep. Boop."

Orange Devil fucked around with this message at Jun 13, 2014 around 17:04

Orange Devil
Sep 30, 2010

CUNT


Whoops double post

Radish
Aug 13, 2003



MaxxBot posted:

Good to see the GOP is reaching out to hip, cool youngsters to update their image.

http://townhall.com/columnists/dust...50420/page/full


I guess simply trying to force people to stop having sex isn't going far enough for the GOP now, they have to force you to stop even talking about it. I also love how this guy goes out of his way to inform everyone that he's a virgin, but I bet if I told him I was gay he would say that's a private matter and that I shouldn't shove it in his face.

A lot of comments in that article boil down to "it's not fair that when I make my sexual preference to be abstinent public, people make fun of me!" which is pretty obviously hypocritical of right wing Christians.

VitalSigns
Sep 3, 2011

Lowtax needs a new spine and my posts are poopy

MaxxBot posted:

I guess simply trying to force people to stop having sex isn't going far enough for the GOP now, they have to force you to stop even talking about it. I also love how this guy goes out of his way to inform everyone that he's a virgin, but I bet if I told him I was gay he would say that's a private matter and that I shouldn't shove it in his face.

Even gold-star gays don't go around telling women at the gym to shut up about sex because the female body makes them uncomfortable; nor make a big show of pretending as hard as possible not to get any heterosexual sex joke ever because they've never experienced such a thing.

I love that he thinks being a virgin is what scandalizes people instead of the fact that he's loudly going up to everyone and demanding they never mention ladyparts in public ever again.

Nyarlothotep
Apr 14, 2007
Don't fail to see Nyarlathotep if he comes to Providence. He is horrible — horrible beyond anything you can imagine — but wonderful. He haunts one for hours afterward. I am still shuddering at what he showed.

Orange Devil posted:

What's wrong with that?

You can't be buried 'at' Normandy, it's a region. You can be buried in Normandy, though.

E: Unless you're talking about the Normandy military cemetery, which this guy probably was. My bad.

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VitalSigns
Sep 3, 2011

Lowtax needs a new spine and my posts are poopy

Radish posted:

A lot of comments in that article boil down to "it's not fair that when I make my sexual preference to be abstinent public, people make fun of me!" which is pretty obviously hypocritical of right wing Christians.

To be fair, I do regret sending him to a virgin-conversion camp to be brutalized into abandoning his sick prudish perversion and loving everything that moves instead.

Radish
Aug 13, 2003



VitalSigns posted:

Even gold-star gays don't go around telling women at the gym to shut up about sex because the female body makes them uncomfortable; nor make a big show of pretending as hard as possible not to get any heterosexual sex joke ever because they've never experienced such a thing.

I love that he thinks being a virgin is what scandalizes people instead of the fact that he's loudly going up to everyone and demanding they never mention ladyparts in public ever again.

It just more examples of "persecution" against Right Wing is really just when they aren't able to persecute or force their values on others.

Berke Negri
Feb 15, 2012

Les Ricains tuent et moi je mue
Mao Mao
Les fous sont rois et moi je bois
Mao Mao
Les bombes tonnent et moi je sonne
Mao Mao
Les bebes fuient et moi je fuis
Mao Mao




VitalSigns posted:

Even gold-star gays don't go around telling women at the gym to shut up about sex because the female body makes them uncomfortable; nor make a big show of pretending as hard as possible not to get any heterosexual sex joke ever because they've never experienced such a thing.

I love that he thinks being a virgin is what scandalizes people instead of the fact that he's loudly going up to everyone and demanding they never mention ladyparts in public ever again.

"Ahem, m'ladies, please do not make jokes I do not understand for while I may appear on the outside to be an adult to you, I am actually a child.

You see, I was at this carnival in Jersey and there was this gypsy fortune teller machine and..."

Radish
Aug 13, 2003



Berke Negri posted:

"Ahem, m'ladies, please do not make jokes I do not understand for while I may appear on the outside to be an adult to you, I am actually a child.

You see, I was at this carnival in Jersey and there was this gypsy fortune teller machine and..."

Even that kid wasn't a prude these these guys.

A Fancy 400 lbs
Jul 23, 2008


Nyarlothotep posted:

You can't be buried 'at' Normandy, it's a region. You can be buried in Normandy, though.

E: Unless you're talking about the Normandy military cemetery, which this guy probably was. My bad.

You had to have died in Europe during WWII to be buried at the military cemetery there, so his dad probably wasn't if he heard about D-Day first hand from him.

Nyarlothotep
Apr 14, 2007
Don't fail to see Nyarlathotep if he comes to Providence. He is horrible — horrible beyond anything you can imagine — but wonderful. He haunts one for hours afterward. I am still shuddering at what he showed.

A Fancy 400 lbs posted:

You had to have died in Europe during WWII to be buried at the military cemetery there, so his dad probably wasn't if he heard about D-Day first hand from him.

He didn't say his dad was buried there, though.

VitalSigns
Sep 3, 2011

Lowtax needs a new spine and my posts are poopy

Berke Negri posted:

"Ahem, m'ladies, please do not make jokes I do not understand for while I may appear on the outside to be an adult to you, I am actually a child.

You see, I was at this carnival in Jersey and there was this gypsy fortune teller machine and..."

"...and as I looked down at the printed ticket I beheld the cryptic words: 'Welcome to the Republican Party' "

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



I know the joke's been said but I legit want nothing more than to hear him saying how sex between a man and woman should be waited for and all and go 'woah buddy can we not talk about sex with women I'm gay' just to hear him explain how suddenly I was making things graphic.

Kegluneq
Feb 18, 2011

Mr President, the physical reality of Prime Minister Corbyn is beyond your range of apprehension. If you'll just put on these PINKOVISION glasses...



Tatum Girlparts posted:

I know the joke's been said but I legit want nothing more than to hear him saying how sex between a man and woman should be waited for and all and go 'woah buddy can we not talk about sex with women I'm gay' just to hear him explain how suddenly I was making things graphic.

You make it sound like he hasn't explored other options
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTJMSiaG10

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



Who's got World Cup fever? Not Tim Cavanaugh, because he thinks if you like soccer, you might be a terrorist.

quote:

Is it really an accident that Benito Mussolini was among the first beneficiaries of a home advantage at the World Cup...
I hope no one told him about the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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KomradeX
Oct 29, 2011


Y-Hat posted:

Who's got World Cup fever? Not Tim Cavanaugh, because he thinks if you like soccer, you might be a terrorist.

I hope no one told him about the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Wait so futbal is also fascist? (I didn't read the article as the National Review sends me into sputtering fits of rage.)

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