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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 07:29:47 PM »
Disturbing (again)  that people dwell so much on the behavior of scared,  sometimes high,  sometimes young and foolish, people when the whole point of police training is to handle volatile situations and not escalate them,  IOW to serve and PROTECT all citizens.   When being unprofessional in a job means an offended customer or botched shipment, the stakes aren't so high,  and people can be allowed a mistake.   But when being unprofessional means someone's death,  then training and screening can't be undertaken lightly or rushed through.   

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 07:16:52 PM »


But the police are supposed to be the professionals and control the situation instead of going on the  muscle and scaring the fuck out the kid who reacted with an unfortunate stress response.

He choose flight over fight and both would have been potentially fatal.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 09:03:23 PM »

And, again, Barton deliberately used repeating Jenner's deadname multiple times for the purpose of getting a reaction and he got one.

You can defend him till the cows come home, Banks, but there was no other utility to its use there, if even that constitutes utility.

Good grief.

You truly missed the reference.   I was riffing off the "Jehovah Jehovah Jehovah!" scene in Life of Brian,  to underscore the absurdity of making a name taboo.   Or giving it wicked magical powers.   No one was being taunted.   Caitlyn can set all the rules she wants...and if I ever meet her,  I will do as I always do,  which is defer to her preferences and whatever ways she wants the past to be the past. 

You're like a prosecuting attorney but there's no court in session,  just a few guys at a message board venting on issues.   

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 11:41:08 AM »
I recently learned the term "deadnaming. "  Which means referring to a trans person by their former  (i. e. birth name).  So,  yes,  there are a few people out there who will righteously shit themselves if I mention Bruce Jenner.   And yes,  there are whole segments of society who now comb over every single thing a person says in their quest for the passive-aggressive thrill of taking offense when none was intended.   Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner.   Never mind that he was Bruce Jenner for what,  58.years, and entertained millions of people in decathlons and such with his robustly male physique* and masculine identity.   No one must use his deadname as a shorthand for Jenner back when she was a guy,  doing guy stuff in a big splashy way.   My point is the most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about this deadnaming thing,  and can only be whipped into righteous political correctness by constantly be subjected to media and social media Offense Takings.

And,  as a side note,  what if we applied this "erase a person's past" ethos to everything?   
He ran a concentration camp?   Nope,  can't refer to his name back then,  he was another person then,  etc.   No deadnaming!   He's clearly not a Nazi anymore!   Model citizen!   

* not minor surgery,  IOW

Hey, Barton, "most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about" slavery at one point. Or women's rights.

So fucking what?!

Most of us don't "take "offense when none was intended." But with your red outburst, you sure seem to have intended offense.

Your struggles with the concept of deadnames is reminiscent of Uno's fight with Larry and Bambu's difficulties with women and women's rights.

Transkids are 4-10 times more likely to be suicidal when the people around them insist on deadnaming them and misgendering them. Is Caitlyn Jenner going to be affected by your choices?! Seems unlikely.

But to take your inclination to extend things the discussion, does that mean you think it's fine to use "nigger" to refer to Blacks or "kike" to refer to Jews just because you don't think any of them are near you??

It sure sounds like those are your implications.

Wow.   None of those things were implied.

If you read my post,  you'll maybe discern that I wasn't criticizing trans people,  but rather the notion that we can't reference someone's prior identity.   Going from male to female is a unique sort of transformation.   Pretending it didn't happen doesn't honor that bold transformation.   And suggesting that using a prior name to refer to that person WHEN THEY DID HAVE THAT NAME is demeaning is just false.   Caitlyn didn't win a male decathlon.   Bruce did.   

Suggesting that calling him Bruce when he was Bruce is the same as a slur like kike or nigger is a false equivalence.   Taking one aspect of correctness which is valid,  like avoiding ethnic slurs,  and using that to enforce any and all restrictions on naming strikes me as a sort of rigid dogma.   No one's going to bloody kill themselves because I noted that Bruce won a decathlon.   Obviously,  I meet a trans person,  I ask them how they want to be called, and how I should reference their past identity if it's something relevant to the conversation. 

My larger point,  about needless taking of offense, clearly went unnoticed.   Oh well.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 09:58:52 AM »
Bambu seems to be the ultimate casualty of clickbait.   

I recently learned the term "deadnaming. "  Which means referring to a trans person by their former  (i. e. birth name).  So,  yes,  there are a few people out there who will righteously shit themselves if I mention Bruce Jenner.   And yes,  there are whole segments of society who now comb over every single thing a person says in their quest for the passive-aggressive thrill of taking offense when none was intended.   Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner.   Never mind that he was Bruce Jenner for what,  58.years, and entertained millions of people in decathlons and such with his robustly male physique* and masculine identity.   No one must use his deadname as a shorthand for Jenner back when she was a guy,  doing guy stuff in a big splashy way.   My point is the most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about this deadnaming thing,  and can only be whipped into righteous political correctness by constantly be subjected to media and social media Offense Takings.

And,  as a side note,  what if we applied this "erase a person's past" ethos to everything?   
He ran a concentration camp?   Nope,  can't refer to his name back then,  he was another person then,  etc.   No deadnaming!   He's clearly not a Nazi anymore!   Model citizen!   

* not minor surgery,  IOW

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Biden Administration / Re: Vanuatu mourns
« on: April 10, 2021, 10:12:18 AM »
The deeply spiritual Kastom people of Yaohnanen who live on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean were in mourning today, after the death of one of their iconic spiritual leaders.

https://news.sky.com/story/prince-philip-dies-vanuatu-tribe-who-hailed-duke-of-edinburgh-as-a-god-will-mark-his-death-with-ritual-wailing-12271098

Back in the early 1960s when the island was still part of an Anglo-French colonial holding known as the New Hebrides Condiminium, a curious belief system took hold among older members of the Melanesian population. A number of them believed that the soul of an ancient legendary warrior who had once sailed away from the archipelago to fight a war in distant lands would return to them one day, accompanied by a rich white wife.

In the early 1960s tribal leaders decided that Prince Philip the consort of Queen Elizabeth was the avatar and emobodiment of that hero, and they began to venerate him as a god. He was said to be thought of as a brother to John Frum, another legendary figure associated with Cargo Cults found in other parts of the New Hebrides. The latter are thought to have arisen from the presence of large numbers of US servicemen, vessels and aircraft in that part of the Pacific during WW2.

The belief was strengthened by the royal couple’s official visit to Vanuatu in 1974. The British Resident Commissioner John Champion subsequently suggested that Prince Philip send the islanders an official signed photo of himself, which led to regular exchanges of gifts and greetings over the years.

The villagers' special interest in Prince Philip manifested itself in daily prayers for his blessing of their banana and yam crops.

He also featured in photos at villagers' homes - including one of the duke in a suit in 1980, holding a traditional pig-killing club called a nal-nal made and sent to London by the islanders.

Kirk Huffman, an authority on what is known as the Prince Philip Movement, told the Daily Telegraph: "I imagine there will be some ritual wailing, some special dances.

"There will be a focus on the men drinking kava (an infusion made from the root of a pepper plant) - it is the key to opening the door to the intangible world.

"On Tanna it is not drunk as a means of getting drunk. It connects the material world with the non-material world."

Huffman, an anthropologist from Sydney, says that the tribe's belief system is not tied to the monarchy and so it is unclear if they will now venerate Prince Charles in the same way.


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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:57:53 PM »

The left-wing dark money groups," Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino said, "are clearly frustrated with Justice Breyer. They thought they paid for court-packing when they elected Joe Biden and the Senate Democrats, but Breyer is not helping them to get it done."

LOL!

More proof that liberals have no sense of decency nor care about American values.

If there was already proof,  why is more needed?   

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 09, 2021, 02:58:12 PM »

They could, through the Supreme Court, narrow the amendment’s scope, following the wisdom of former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who believed the amendment had “been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud,’ on the American public”—in that the Constitution had clearly meant to bestow the right to bear arms on states rather than on individuals...

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 09, 2021, 02:55:16 PM »
 Weapons of war,  if you're a military unit,  include tanks,  artillery,  RPG,  missiles,  etc.   Civilians would be like boys with peashooters against that,  no matter how many peas their pod could hold.   Stop invoking the founders as if people in the 1700s had the slightest idea what 21st century society would be like.   

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 09, 2021, 09:48:21 AM »

In other words, with a little a little creativity the US could significantly reduce gun ownership by eliminating the ammunition for current weapons.....

This a very Chris Rock solution.   We'd have to kneecap the gun lobby to get any traction with that.   

https://youtu.be/OuX-nFmL0II

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 09, 2021, 09:40:18 AM »
Food for thought.

By 2040 70% of the USPopulation will live in 15 states.
That gives those 15 states 30 USSenators 
Meaning 70 senators will come from smaller states.

Discuss

We did.   Last year.   In this forum.  Disproportionate representation in the upper house of Congress.  One more way toward keeping minority rule.   

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:15:05 PM »
Tom Lehrer's famous song about plagiarizing ("Lobachevski") comes to mind.   

https://youtu.be/gXlfXirQF3A


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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:08:38 PM »
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, a medical expert testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Thursday, emphatically rejecting the defense theory that Floyd’s drug use and underlying health problems were what killed him.

“A healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to would have died,” said prosecution witness Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola University’s medical school in Illinois...   


(from AP service) 

An expert confirms what seemed apparent to onlookers. 


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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 08, 2021, 12:50:28 PM »
Good to see you, DeeJ!

Thanks for the toons,  DJ.

Thanks Barton!



Late to the party, but (a) thanks for the gallery of art, (b) cool stuff, and (c) good to see you!

C). Good to see you are still here.  Did I hear you have finally "cancelled" Elba's Plagiarist?
B). Glad you liked the cartoons and drawings!  Much appreciated!  Elbanistas are a tough audience.
A). See B

If you have a webpage where you post your drawings,  you can put an ownership stamp on them.  That would also allow you to post them here in the much-more-viewable form of a JPEG file.  Just pop their file address in the IMG brackets, badda bing.   Hope that helps.

Thanks OilCanopy.  This site has restrictions on the size of the attachment that I can post.
I do have a website. Will look into implementing your suggestion. thanks.

JPEG restrictions here are less than on attachments.  Which means higher-res images.  This is really helpful with pencil drawings, which often come out very low-res if you reduce them to too small a file. 

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