But honestly, guys? I just ain't feeling it. Yes, yes, it's a horrible, no good, and very dangerous thing to do. No decent person would ever dream of doing such a thing. It puts innocent lives at risk, wastes police resources and time, and has resulted in at least one wrongful death that I know of.That very nicely encapsulates my opinion of the matter.
And as with doxxing, it's now become just another arrow in the Leftist quiver; they've used it against their enemies--that would be us, in case you were uncertain about it--without a thought or care, way more than once. It represents another line of civilized behavior trampled under Lefty jackbooks with nary a look back.
So do I get upset when the Left has it thrown back at them? Why no, I can't say that I do. Do I wish such abuses didn't happen? Sure I do. Would I rather things hadn't come to such a godawful pass? Of course. Would I ever dream of doing such myself, or recommend that someone else do so? Not in a million years. Am I going to join others on the Right in anguishing over it happening to the Left now that they've long since declared open season on us, with no holds barred and no bag limit?
A lot of the left's tactics rely on the Right not using them right back at them. Until recently, the Right would hold back from doing the nasty shit the left has perpetrated for decades; and how well has that worked?
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Kim du Toit on that idiot woman complaining about the men who didn't attack her. "Middle class white men need to defend women like fish need to ride bicycles," quoth one commentor there.
You asked for it; you got it.
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Rhianna fired a backup musician because he wasn't black. "Why are blacks the only ethnic group routinely and openly encouraged to nurse stale grievances back to life?"
I'll tell you why: because as long as blacks think that way, they are easily controlled, and they will reliably vote Democrat.
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Commie creep West Point graduate has been given a "less than honorable discharge". It's the most they can do without a formal court martial. I wonder why? Other than the avowed communism etc?
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Speaking of incandescent stupidity, ABC is thinking about bringing back Roseanne without its eponymous character.
Here's the thing: the new Roseanne series was the number one show on television, beating every other series out there. I expect that, in the wake of the cancellation of it, a number of ABC and Disney stockholders have said, approximately, "What in the fucking hell do you assholes think you're doing, cancelling the most popular show on television?"
"...one option is that the show might be rebranded to focus on the character of Darlene, played by [Sara] Gilbert."
Only a TV executive would--could!--think something that idiotic could possibly work.
Nope: you idiots killed the goose that was laying golden eggs for you, and you cannot bring that goose back. Get used to it.
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Tracfone really has gone downhill. I noticed that when I was still answering calls for Verizon; their service had begun to suffer, though it had not completely kacked the way it apparently has now.
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So, DC is now trying to catch up with Marvel by releasing a bunch of SJW-themed series. Oh, the descriptions just sound like the stories will be so much fun:
* “The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…And they're all like that.
* “In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.”
* “A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government.”
* “God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right.”
Just what the comic industry needs: more godawful dreck. And people wonder why Japanese comics (which focus on story,and not SJW tropes) are so popular....
Speaking of that horseshit, somewhere I saw a Twitter stream from the guy who directed The Last Jedi. "Unhinged" doesn't even cover it. What I especially liked was how he called SW fans white supremecists in one tweet, and then--after a news article mentioned him doing so--he says, in effect, "WAT".
"...at the heart of it is the same fragile rage born of the poisonous chemical combination of white supremacy and toxic masculinity," he says.
"Star Wars Author Chuck Wendig Calls Star Wars Fans White Supremecists", says headline.
"I uhhh whhhh uhhh...ummm...whhhh...wuh?" Asks Chuck Wendig.
Reap what you sow, dicklick.
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Myanmar started it. People talk in deploring terms about how it's a "humanitarian crisis" for a nation to evict the so-called "religion of peace" from its interior, but the only peace offered by islam is the peace of the grave. And islam is completely incompatible with an open, free, and just society.
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So, in a stunning display of how they do their thing, climatologists just make declining sea level measurements go away. "Strangely, it seems that some of the reported rise is because the databases no longer record data from sensors that report that sea levels are falling."
That's right: if you have a network of sensors and you simply ignore the ones that show data you don't like, you can shape the outcome pretty nicely to match whatever you're trying to "prove".
But it's not science.
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This rather neatly characterizes how my day felt. Incidentally, I thought boats are supposed to have floatation in them, so that in the event they do get holed, they still remain kind-of-sort-of at the surface. That one? Looks to me like if it weren't for the lines tying it to the dock, it would have sunk out of sight.
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So: last week, I found The Gamers: Dorkness Rising on Amazon Video.
Now, in 2002, those guys put out a movie (video, 48 minutes) called The Gamers and it was hilarious, containing a lot of the things which actually happen in tabletop role playing games. When I saw that video, I had to look at it.
...and got sucked in. I was going to watch just a few minutes of it to see if it was the same crew (it was) but it was actually really good; a couple of the actors lay it on a bit thick in spots but there are some really good performances in it. It's on YouTube in its entirety--both movies are--and they're funny enough to be worth watching more than once. In fact, I ended up watching Dorkness Rising a second time at work last Saturday when there was EPIC NOTHING!!!! to do.
There is one guy who did a megalomaniacal scream, near the end of the movie, which ought to be in the drama school syllabus for any actor who wants to play that kind of villain. I've never seen a Hollywood actor pull that kind of scene off like that guy did.
The special effects are better than anything Hollywood could do up until about 1965-ish. Whoever scouted their locations is a friggin' genius.
But that led me to look elsewhere, and I found out there was a live action Knights of the Dinner Table movie, written by the guy who wrote the comics. And one of the guys behind The Gamers plays Bob Herzog in it! The first ep is on YouTube; I need to find the rest of it....