Here. There are exceptions to every rule, but in general if she’s the marrying kind, she’s more willing to dial down on being the wedding kind, because she’s willing to look ahead a little.
Michelle Malkin catalogs some murders, attempted murders, and foiled murder plots by radical Islamist U.S. citizens right here in the U.S.
Did you see them on the nightly news? Did you read about them at the time in the headlines of your daily (online or hard copy) newspaper? What was the Bamster’s response to them?
Most or all of the ones she catalogs were before ISIS was in the headlines.
The other day I cleaned a large surface with denatured alcohol and wore a blue nitrile glove on the hand holding the soaked rag. The next day I had a small spot to clean and didn’t bother with a glove since small amounts of skin contact with alcohol are not harmful; we often use isopropyl alcohol to clean skin. This led to musing on the concept of denatured alcohol. Denatured alcohol is 90% ethanol, an alcohol so mild to the body that people drink it. Drinking ethanol, while not acutely toxic, is still a problematic thing, so its distribution is controlled by law and heavily taxed. Ethanol is so useful for other things though, like fueling cars or cleaning, that it is worthwhile to have a way to distribute it in a form unsuitable for beverage consumption. So it is “denatured,” rendered unfit for drinking by mixing into it poisonous substances, traditionally methanol. Because ethanol is harmful to individuals and society, we make it safe to use freely by rendering it too toxic to ingest.
The obvious point is that it wasn’t the Internet the ruined her reputation, but her actions. Gennifer Flowers became a household name before the internet age, and she slept with Bill back when he was a measly governor.
If there’s anything historically unique about the era of Ms. Lewinksy’s…uh…service in the White House that made the story much bigger than it otherwise would have been, it was the emergence of sexual harassment as one of the pressing issues of the age during the early 1990s. You remember, Bob Packwood, Tailhook, the Clarence Thomas hearings, the movie “Disclosure.” No sexual harassment awareness raising > no Paula Jones lawsuit > no depositions about who Bill was having “relations” with > no perjury > no Starr report > no impeachment. The push to get rid of lecherous bosses was clearly a good thing, to a certain extent. But considering the sanctimony of the Thomas hearings and the “Year of the Woman” baloney that the Dems ran on in 1992, it’s amusing how quickly it backfired on them, not that they would ever admit it.
While we are frequently exhorted to gird up our loins, it is a bit funny that none of us have either done it, or know exactly how to do it.
But fear not, The Art of Manliness is here to remedy this deplorable situation.
Givens fils points out that sexual violence is sexual, in addition to being violent.
For stating the obvious truth, he is taken to task by the usual suspects.
Staglea’s Law: The more true and the more obvious the statement, the more offensive the statement.
I’m reading a book on permaculture gardening. On the technical stuff its good. In its philosophizing and general worldview, its pretty hippy dippy. Still, if you pan for nuggets, you find them.
With a garden there is a long courtship and the prospect of a lasting marriage.
-thus Peter Bane, the Permaculture Handbook
The scandal enveloping England right now, is 1400 girls have been sexually abused and raped, but the local authorities did nothing because they didn’t want to look racist. The BBC reports on this, but refuses to mention the racial aspect. You may not want to read this on a full stomach. 1 2 3
That and 1400 is probably conservative and there is evidence that this is not limited or unique to Rotherham. The authorities guilty have taken responsibility for this by resigning.
(Hint: when you screw up that badly, that is not taking responsibility. This is.)
In other news, on Monday, Beyonce performed a sexually suggestive performance at the VMAs, that involved an abundance of butts, scantily-clad women spread-eagle, and lewd lyrics. But she also put up a sign in lights that said Feminist, so she was applauded. The next night, at the Emmys (no, I don’t watch these things) Sofia Vergara in a full length classy dress stood on a platform as a bit of a joke. This was decried as sexist and objectifying.
I could go on, and I could certainly provide more links. What concerns me (above and beyond the actual tragedies) is how distorted things are to the World. They can not tell up from down.
And so will we if we do not keep the commandments.