atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6340: Well, that's another movie I don't need to see.

Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon, and he was American, and he planted an American flag there, but a movie about his life very carefully omits the "American flag" part, because the director of the thing feels that it was an achievement for "the world".

Also he's a lunatic who thinks Trump openly endorses national socialism. I mean he put up a tweet stating "The Trump administration is openly endorsing Nazism and white supremacy. It's that simple."

He even capitalized "Nazism", and "Nazism"--particularly with a capital N--is national socialism. So, I'm sure that this goon wouldn't have any trouble pointing out the place where Trump endorsed it.

...which he can't, because Trump never did, and only a lunatic would (could) think a President who is effecting massive de-regulation is endorsing national socialism. I meanm, Nazism is fascist, meaning extreme government control over industry. So somehow this endorsement of Nazism includes repudiation of one of its core principles, or something.

I have no desire to see this movie. I was very interested in it, but now I simply don't care.

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She damned well ought to be. Stupid snowflake girl takes hat from fellow high school student. Teacher intervenes. Girl attacks teacher. Girl gets arrested.

These folks position all the lefty buzzwords in the correct place. What they lack is any solid issue and concise argument in support of assault and battery. How progressive of them.
They're just parroting things they see on TV or learned elsewhere. There's no thought involved.

And their votes count the same as yours.

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I stopped listening to food "science" years and years ago. In my lifetime, coffee has switched from neutral to bad to good to bad to good. Ditto alcohol. Butter went from being bad to being good. Carbs went from neutral to bad to good, and evidence is appearing that shows they're actually really bad for you.

To say nothing of all the "studies" showing that if you force-feed massive quantities of something to rats with a genetic predisposition to get cancer, they'll get cancer from it.

What a surprise.

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So, the entire notion of "white privelege" comes to us courtesy of an extremely white and extremely rich woman who had one unique thought in her life. Unfortunately, that one thought was, "Gee, our society is so racist!"

But of course, as is typical with these people, her concern for the less-priveleged ends where her pocketbook begins:
One is left to wonder why, given her stated conviction that she has unfairly benefited from her skin color, there seems to be no record of her involvement in any charity or civil rights work. If she did take to the streets in support of some cause or other, she left no trace that I can see. Nor, as far as I can tell, has she spent any time teaching the underprivileged or working directly to better anyone’s condition but her own. Instead, she has contented herself with a generous six figure salary, and has not shown any particular eagerness to hand her position over to a more deserving person of color.
Of course! Because she's done her part, you asshole, by showing how much she cares. That releases her from any obligation to do anything else.

But the thing about "white privelege" is that it is a useful tool for getting all the minorities to flock to the left. Which is why we're hearing so much of it now, particularly from the ill-educated.

Well, useful idiots come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

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Today's big task is to mow the grass. I completed draining the water heater; about 9-ish today I closed the drain and turned the water back on, and we're good to go.

Really do need to figure out where the hell the backflow is coming from, though. After I let it drain all night, I turned on the water but left the water heater's inlet valve closed, and water began draining from it again. That's gotta be water flowing in through the hot water outlet pipe (unless the ball valve at the heater inlet is defective? But it's the same age as the water heater is) which means somewhere there's a combiner valve that's leaking. I think it's the disused shower in the master bath; I never did replace the faucet cartridge in there. That's why the shower head is capped, after all.

But! I need to get my butt in gear, so off I go.

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