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Lessons from Xanth

After finishing the book A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony published in 1977, his first of 41 Xanth novels.

Spoiler warning: you’re supposed to find out these lessons by reading the book. Having them all handed to you will ruin the story.

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 29, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Books

The Red Pill subreddit has been “quarantined”

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill

The incel subreddit was banned last year, looks like this is the first step here. The Trump administration needs to do something about tech companies violating people’s free speech rights.

It finally happened. We’ve been quarantined. It’s a matter of time before we’re entirely removed.

The mods will discuss our next move and report back.

In the mean time, make sure you visit Stony Brook University to find out what real positive masculinity is.

That’s right. The people telling men they shouldn’t be heard or seen are telling us they know what real masculinity is.

You couldn’t prove TRP any more right than the admin are right now.

I don’t expect to be here much longer. Make sure you register on https://www.trp.red today.

It happened as we approached 300,000 subscribers. Guess what quarantined subs can’t see? Their subscriber count.

THEY ARE SCARED OF US.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 29, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Technology

Kavanaugh prediction by B.T.D.T.

I think I agree with this:

Here’s what will happen. The FBI investigation will turn up at least one classmate of Kavanaugh’s who will admit that he was black out drunk on at least one occasion. Then Kavanaugh’s cover is blown, he is forced to withdraw and his life is ruined. Although Ford has many lies and inconsistencies in her testimony it will not matter because 1.) she is a woman with a wee widdle girl voice and 2.) she is not the one looking to be on the Supreme Court. If the Dems didn’t think that an investigation would result in victory they would never have pushed for it as hard as they did.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics

Andrew Cuomo is probably right about this

Reported in the NY Times:

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat seeking his third term who is holding a sizable advantage in polling for the general election, launched the first salvo last month — raising questions about a job that Mr. Molinaro’s wife, Corinne Adams, had held for three years at a Hudson Valley architectural firm, Tinkelman Architecture. Mr. Molinaro, 42, and Ms. Adams, 31, were married in November 2015, several months after she got the job.

Mr. Cuomo’s campaign has suggested that Ms. Adams’s employment at the company was questionable, citing about $70,000 in county contracts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in other subsidies that Tinkelman received from a Dutchess County development agency.

Cuomo is probably right about this. It’s standard practice for wives of politicians to have cushy jobs they never would have earned if not for their husband. Remember Michele Obama’s job as a hospital administrator making more than $250,000/year, plus she was also a director for a publicly traded company making more money on top of that?

It pays to be married to a politician.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics

Mark Judge says he will talk to FBI

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/kavanaugh-friend-mark-judge-i-will-cooperate-with-fbi-probe-of-sex-assault-claims.html

Very brave of him. If I were a lawyer and he were my client, I would recommend that he refuse, regardless of whether or not he thinks he’s innocent and the bitch is lying.

And even though the Statute of Limitations has long since expired. There’s never any good in talking to the FBI when they are out to find some sort of wrongdoing. Look at all of the Trump people who have been charged with lying to the FBI. The best way to never be charged with lying to the FBI is to never say anything to them in the first place.

(I have heard it falsely stated that there’s no statute of limitations in Maryland for felony sex crimes, but in 1982 that was not the case and the crime of attempted rape was not a felony. Because of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution, you can’t retroactively apply new criminal statutes. The Statute of Limitations question has been previously determined by the Supreme Court to fall under the Ex Post Facto Clause.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Law, Politics

Flake screws over Republicans

I told you yesterday I had a bad feeling about this.

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Flake and Murkowski both insist on a 1-week delay for an FBI investigation, which plays into the Democratic strategy to run-out the clock until the November election when they hope a “blue wave” will give them a Senate Majority and they can then refuse to confirm anyone until 2020.

We have entered a new phase in American politics when no Justice can get affirmed unless the same party controls both the Oval Office and the Senate. This very much hurts the legitimacy of the Court.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

The benefits of being a “Bushie”

Certain commenters have criticized Kavanaugh for being a “Bushie.”

But behind the scenes, it appears that George W. Bush has been personally calling Senators to get them to vote for Kavanaugh, and I suspect that Jeff Flake is only going along with voting to confirm Kavanaugh because George W. Bush asked him to.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

The Mike Pence Rule and the young unmarried man

Mike Pence doesn’t drink in mixed company without his wife present, nor does he ever dine alone with a woman. Had Kavanaugh only followed the Mike Pence Rule.

But how does an unmarried man follow the Mike Pence Rule? It seems like a Rule destined to ensure one remain an unmarried virgin for life.

The answer is that we have to go back to the Old Ways of doing things. It used to be that unmarried men and women were never left alone together. When they went on dates, it was always in the presence of chaperones. It was only after the marriage that they could finally be alone together.

The Old Ways worked and prevented women from being raped by drunk men.

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Reminder: I’m not always 100% serious about stuff that I write.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Males and Females

Lindsey Graham, conservative hero

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 27, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

I have a bad feeling about this

The Republicans were totally outplayed. They should have sucked up a little bad press and held a vote last Friday.

The lawyer from Maricopa County proved beyond any doubt that the Democrats were playing Republicans the whole time, working for maximum delay. For example the excuse that Ford was afraid to fly was proved to be totally bogus, she flies all the time. Obviously Democrats were paying for all of her expenses like the polygraph test, and obviously she has been coached for this performance. I think this went over the heads of the average swing voter. Including swing voter citizens voting in the next election, and certain swing-voting Republican Senators. All they are going to care about is that Ford is very good at testifying. She would be a dream victim-witness for a prosecutor in a criminal rape trial.

This is not like any normal legal proceeding, it’s a kangaroo court. Every five minutes, a Democratic Senator is allowed to spend five minutes saying how awesome and how believable Ford is. Instead of Republicans using their time to do the opposite, they have ceded all of their time to a lawyer from Phoenix who is totally out of her league here. I’m sure she’s a perfectly competent prosecutor at a real criminal trial (which is what she’s experienced at doing), but here she has no idea who she’s supposed to be representing or what she’s supposed to be doing. Kavanaugh has no one representing his interests in this circus of a proceeding.

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So to restate this, although I think that the woman hired by the Republicans proved, to those paying attention, that Democrats LIED LIED LIED about the circumstances of how Ford came to their attention, how she got hooked up with a left-wing lawyer, how they DELAYED DELAYED DELAYED to their tactical advantage, many of those people may still come away believing that Kavanaugh is a rapist (because of Ford’s nearly emotionally perfect testimony with barely any rebuttal), and that Democrats’ bad faith and dirty tricks doesn’t mean that a rapist should be allowed to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Is Kavanaugh a rapist? There is no corroborating evidence of any sort, and no examination of how Ford came upon this memory. Everyone who was named by Ford as being at the gathering where this happened say that they don’t remember any such gathering. It’s perfectly plausible that Ford convinced herself of something that never happened, and it’s perfectly plausible that Ford is knowingly lying because she’s #resisting against Republicans.

It’s also plausible that a reasonable jury, if they knew all of the real facts, would believe that Kavanaugh was justified in thinking he had consent for whatever happened (as all the evidence points to Kavanaugh and Ford being in a clique not of prudish religious Catholics, but in a hard-drinking partying crowd with loose sexual morals doing stuff that would shock older religious people in the midwest), although Kavanaugh has used the Bill Clinton defense which is that none of this ever happened. There’s a double standard that it’s OK for Bill Clinton to lie about sex, but not OK for a conservative to do the same.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 27, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

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