atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3687: Black Friday, and I may need to hit the grocery store.

I've only got two eggs left, I'm out of breakfast sausage, and I need to buy cheesecloth and vegetable stock. On the plus side, the grocery store shares a strip mall with Ace Hardware and three smaller stores, so it's not going to be MOBBED like it would if there were a department store or something nearby.

I made another sausage and cheese omelet today; this time I also grated a potato and made hash browns. Sadly, it's been long enough since I last made hash browns that I kind of stuffed them, but at least they're edible. My mistake was erring on the side of caution: I should have let them brown more before flipping them. Still, they taste pretty good even if they're not as crispy as I like, so what the hey.

I didn't bring home any leftovers from dinner last night; I even left the pie. That's kind of a plus/minus thing with me. Oh well.

Og has the right idea. I'd probably have done the same thing if I didn't have chronic hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, if I tried to have pie for breakfast, I'd be on the floor with my blood glucose dropping past 50 mg/dl in no time, and then I'd end up having to run to McDonald's for a bacon mofo or something.

But there are a couple of jelly donuts left from the other day. They were 3 for $2.50 and the container was marked "1/2 price as marked" so I paid $1.25 for three very good jelly donuts. I ate one yesterday, and if I'd had less willpower (and was not getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner) I might have eaten all three. *sigh*

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So, politics--

Advice Goddess: Pilgrims tried socialism, and it worked as well as always.

Forbes: "How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving".
The charter of the Plymouth Colony reflected the most up-to-date economic, philosophical and religious thinking of the early 17th century. Plato was in vogue then, and Plato believed in central planning by intellectuals in the context of communal property, centralized state education, state centralized cultural offerings and communal family structure. For Plato, it literally did take a village to raise a child. This collectivist impulse reflected itself in various heretical offshoots of Protestant Christianity with names like The True Levelers, and the Diggers, mass movements of people who believed that property and income distinctions should be eliminated, that the wealthy should have their property expropriated and given to what we now call the 99%. This kind of thinking was rife in the 1600s and is perhaps why the Pilgrim settlers settled for a charter which did not create a private property system.
...and it's why they very nearly starved to death, too. Because socialism fails every time it's tried, because it runs contrary to human nature.

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JayG talks about how FEMA and government are conspicuously absent from the disaster area on the east coast, and further talks about how the press is conspicuously silent on the matter.

But there's no media bias or anything.

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Vox Day discusses the endpoint of feminist society: the brothel, or the burqa. "Kyle in Japan" makes a good point:
Isn't it amazing how feminism ruins the lives of women at every stage? It kills them in the womb, deprives them of parents, tells them to open their legs to every man who wants a piece in their adolescence and young adulthood, and then deprives them of family, fellowship, and lifelong significance by telling them to pursue a nebulous, ephemeral "dream" of self-centered nonsense ensuring that they face the stark reality of middle age and retirement all alone.

Well, except maybe for the cats.
Something interesting that's come out of my attendance of Bible study classes is how egalitarian Christianity is.

Understand: in first century Israel, women and children were second-class citizens. Jesus continually shocked his apostles (and others) by treating women as he treated everyone, male or female, adult or child. That was revolutionary, the idea that women could (and should) be treated the same as men.

(I should say it was revolutionary, at least, among Jews, as I've no doubt that it had happened in other cultures.)

And every time I look at the consequences of feminist thought, inevitably they lead to less freedom and security and happiness for women.

Feminist "freedom of choice" doesn't mean a woman is free to be a housewife if that's what she wants; it means that women are expected to go out and have "actual careers". Witness please the self-important bitch in this comic strip:

...and "a mere housewife" is a sad, deluded woman who has bought into the patriarchal, phallocentric Establishment lies. Yeah. Sure, a woman is free to choose that, but she earns the scorn and derision of her feminist betters if she does. She's not a "true woman" if she decides that raising children is the most important thing she can do, at least not according to the feminists.

And it's making hash out of things.

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And today's Pearls Before Swine made me laugh:

I love a good anti-joke.

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