All my exes lived in Texas

Posted On: Tuesday - November 22nd 2022 8:26PM MST
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Call it a trial separation. Let's hope it leads to something permanent, a divorce between the ctrl-left and us patriotic normal Americans. Read this article, and then try to convince me that we don't have irreconcilable differences.

The picture above is on top of a NY Magazine - Intelligencer* - article titled Austin Has Been Invaded by Texas The progressive paradise is over for some, and they’re fleeing to bluer pastures. by one Casey Quackenbush.

Yes, the honeymoon has long been over for the real Texans, but they've been too upright to initiate the divorce themselves. If the ctrl-left wants out though, hey, this may save on a lawyer...
On a late summer evening, friends of John Stettin gathered at a bar called Kitty Cohen’s in East Austin to say good-bye. A carrot cake with “Good Luck” written in orange icing softened in the heat, but as far as they were concerned, the occasion was his birthday. “You can’t say, ‘Happy going away!’” said Jeff, his best friend, greeting him with a hug. “We’re just not happy. We’re all very sad about it.” Good-bye parties are inherently not that fun. They’re even less fun when they’re driven by a far-right takeover of the state government.
Far out!!, errr, Far-right!

Where were we?
To hear Stettin tell it, that is precisely why he is moving out of what Rick Perry once described as the “blueberry in the tomato soup,” a predominantly Democratic city full of liberal expats like himself seeking progressive politics and an urban lifestyle at a red-state cost-of-living discount.
I'm guessing Rick Perry was making a derogatory remark about the blueberries, not the tomato soup. The [my] bolded part shows how the one party has been taking advantage of the other party. Yeah, that "red State discount", huh? This Stettin fellow probably has no clue how Texas can a afford that discount. Were Austin voters to get their way, the discount would disappear in a stack of taxes, fees, and regulatory hell. I'm sure he was enjoying the lack of a State income tax, while professing his progressive politics to the neighbors.
But then 2020 happened. As the pandemic raged, Governor Greg Abbott banned municipalities including Austin from implementing COVID measures such as mask mandates. The following year, amid a brutal winter storm, the state’s electric grid failed, killing hundreds and leaving millions freezing in the dark, and it has yet to be fixed. That summer, Abbott codified permitless carry and further restricted voting access. This past February, he ordered investigations into the parents of trans children for child abuse.
Right, all that freedom is much too much. It's egregious! Now, I'm not sure how the electric grid trouble had to do with politics, but if it did, I could easily guess who's politics caused it.
At Stettin’s party, his friend Jeff swiped open his phone to a note entitled “New Austin Cities” — a list of places that are what Austin used to be to him that the ctrl-left had already SCREWED UP before he moved here from New York. It read, “Pittsburgh, Durham, Boise, Columbus, Jackson Hole, Chattanooga.
Bri Jenkins is moving home to Hamden, Connecticut, after six years working with various nonprofits in Austin. “It could be three weeks before I saw another Black person, and that was such a mindfuck for me,” she recalled feeling when she first moved to Austin.
Well, I mean, it beats an actual BODYfuck during a mugging gone wrong.**
After a far-right gunman killed 23 people in El Paso in 2019, she stopped going to parades. “Too many vantage points,” she said. “White men with guns and Army fatigues are protected, but people who are peacefully protesting … are always bombarded by the police,” she said, referring to the police crackdowns during 2020’s George Floyd protests.
NOT, I repeat NOT, the Babylon Bee. There was no mention in this article of anyone planning on moving to Waukesha, Wisconsin. As I wrote above, the differences are irreconcilable.
Parents of trans children started to flee months ago. In March, Karen had just picked up her 10-year-old daughter from acting camp when she began telling her about an upcoming protest at the governor’s mansion against Abbott’s order instructing Child Protective Services to investigate families providing gender-affirming medical care to their trans children for child abuse. Karen (whose name is being withheld to protect her family) asked if her daughter might want to do a voice recording to share her story with the crowd. “Am I going to die?” she asked. Stunned, Karen asked why she would think such a thing. “Because everybody here hates me.” Karen pulled over, jumped out, and threw her arms around her daughter as they sobbed. “It was that moment when I knew we had to leave,” she recalled through tears.
It was at the moment I read this when I knew, yes, you have to leave.

Usually in a divorce, the breadwinner is forced to move out of the house he paid for and kept up. A divorce of the ctrl-left from the State of Texas would be a pleasant reversible of the usual process. Imagine, no big lawyer bills, no alimony, and you get to keep your State and full custody of all the good kids. Peaceful separation sounds wonderful, and we don't even need to pay you off?!

All my exes have left Texas, but please don't hang your hats in Tennessee...

George Strait sang this classic country song in 1987. It's from his album Ocean Front Property.

* The Intelligencer seems to be a particular area of the website, it's not one columnist. Perhaps this is their opinion section, with extra doses of opinion.

** Sorry for the cussing here. It's just coming straight from these ex-Texans' mouths.

Sam J.
Saturday - November 26th 2022 1:59PM MST

"Quackenbush is a name I've heard before"

The only Quackenbush I ever heard of makes big bore air guns. Very cool.
ɥʇᴉɯS ɯɐp∀
Thursday - November 24th 2022 7:55PM MST


Thursday - November 24th 2022 6:18PM MST
PS: Adam, Turkish or German, I'm S.O.L. on those books. Translation programs probably won't cut it. Thank you for trying.

About your comments, well, I could aways turn this tablet upside down to read, but then it autorotates. (Yeah, I do know how to turn that feature off.)
Adam Smith
Thursday - November 24th 2022 4:38PM MST
PS: Good evening, everyone,

Happy Thursday to you too, Mr. Alarmist. I hope you and Mrs. A enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast!

“𝘛𝘩𝘹. 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 - - - 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘴!”

You're welcome, Dieter. And thank you (and Achmed) for your replies to my (masking) question a few posts back. Such existential analphabetism 𝙞𝙨 a huge driver of all kinds of incommodities. (I'd also like to thank everyone for the interesting comments and discussion the last few posts. I was a bit too busy and tired to comment timely and productively.) As always, thank you for the book recommendations!

“𝘋𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘳. 𝘉𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘵'𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴. 𝘐'𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘳. 𝘚𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘩'𝘴 𝘜𝘙𝘓 - 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥.”

Lol, Mr. Moderator. The only copy of “𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴” I could find is in German. Then I looked up “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦: 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘳” and the only copy I could find is in Turkish. (My Turkish is even worse then my German!) So I came up with a rather crude (but hopefully satisfactory) solution by running them through google translate...

The computer aided translation is probably goofy in some ways but with a little luck it will give us a good understanding of Mr. Borst's writing.

I haven't looked up “𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴: 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴, 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘨𝘦𝘴” yet, but hopefully I'll find that too.

I hope you all have a great evening!

(P.S. I'm still tinkering with these alternate character sets for the italics and such. My apologies to anyone who has difficulty reading my comment.) Cheers! 🍻

Dieter Kief
Thursday - November 24th 2022 3:22PM MST

Mod. - just to mention it:This Transgenderism for kids afternoon at a rainbow-flagged bookstore in Texas is special in that it is - öh? - protected - - by armed Antifa with helmets - and - masks and heavy boots and protective vests and all that

(and of curse - there is this very nicely ellbowed Alex Stein #99 reporter

(Ahh - this is just another brick in my wall of arguments supporting the thesis, that this transforamtive action stuff is - in Dr. Freuds terms: primal (= deeply interconnected with our deepest and strongest - drives (for - power (acknowledgement) & sex (recognition)).

May I also say: The Karen-mother with the transitioning ten year old daughter might - later in life - regret that she has not become a grandmother. - Could be.
I talk about the here and now. And right now, she is proudly (and angrily because of the resistence of the peers of the kid etc. ...) supporting her transforming daughter.

Thursday - November 24th 2022 3:14PM MST
PS: Dieter, thanks so much for the quick summaries of Mr. Borst's books. I'll download the first from Mr. Smith's URL - sounds pretty good.

Alarmist, I'm curious if you and/or the wife would have been OK with this family coming over for Thanksgiving, errrr, Thursday, dinner, pozzed of negged(?). Did you ask them? This relates to a quick post I want to put up about, yes, again, the China Covid~Zero program.
The Alarmist
Thursday - November 24th 2022 12:03PM MST

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. Mrs. Alarmist had planned a feast for us and the family of one of her colleagues. Unfortunately, the whole vaxxed lot of them tested positive for the ‘rona and did the honourable thing by cancelling on me. Mrs. A asked if she should refreeze the bird, and I said, “No effing way ... we’re having a feast.” I make damned good cranberry sauce and stuffing, so no way was I going to put that off to sometime in the future when we might have no power thans to Sergeant Scholz and his merry bunch of eco ukie-loving loons.

My US friends and family used to ask if we have Thanksgiving in Europe, and indeed we do, but when they ask what we call it, I always reply, “Thursday.”

re Austin ... look at the bright side: Chicanos are good at ethinic cleansing of the congregation of the Church of Saint George of Floyd.

Thursday - November 24th 2022 9:25AM MST
PS: Well, you're quite right, Mr. Blanc. The article itself notes that the influx of out-of-State Americans is still big. (They didn't see fit to mention the out-of-county influx.)

The post is here for the laughs at the mindsets of these people and for some wishful thinking and just the idea of separation. I don't think it'll be so voluntary. The ctrl-left will always try to break in to the places with the "cost of living discounts" and the quality of living discounts, after leaving their areas a shambles.
Thursday - November 24th 2022 8:52AM MST
PS I’d be surprised if there were more Austinians (if that’s what one calls them) leaving than Californians arriving. And then there are the hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and other Squatties (plus assorted Africans and MIddle Easterners) meandering across the border every year. In a few more years, TX will be voting Dem as, say, IL does now.
Dieter Kief
Thursday - November 24th 2022 5:45AM MST
Thx. Adam - - - not least for your good wishes!

In addition to your links: goodreads about Arno Borst's great little book:

The Ordering Of Time: From The Ancient Computus To The Modern Computer

Arno Borst

18 ratings3 reviews
This book is a concise history of the use and interpretation of time, written by one of the foremost historians in Europe today.Arno Borst examines the various ways that time has been calculated by numbers and measured by instruments through the ages, from the "computus" - an ancient method of determining times and dates - to the present-day computer. In a wide-ranging discussion, he analyses the classical Greek concepts of divine, natural and human time; the universal time of ancient Rome; the Easter cycle of the Middle Ages; the development of the mechanical clock in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; early modern chronology; and twentieth-century data processing.

Borst argues that although many centuries and countless different instruments - sundials, horologia, abaci, astrolabes, calendars, and calculating machines - separate the "computus" from the modern computer, each generation throughout the ages has had to answer the same question: how can we make the best use of our available time to improve our lives? The computer, he suggests, is merely a new instrument employed for an ancient purpose.

Lively and accessible, "The Ordering of Time" will be welcomed by students and researchers in social and cultural history, the history of science and mathematics, as well as anyone interested in the history of time and numbers.

Then there is this University of Chicago Press edition - available at soemplaces from 1 dollar (pb) on:

Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics and Artists in the Middle Ages
Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics and Artists in the Middle AgesJun 22, 1996
by Arno Borst and Eric Hansen
$5.95(20 used & new offers)
$5.99(20 used & new offers)
In Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics, and Artists, medieval historian Arno Borst offers at once an imaginatively narrated tour of medieval society. Issues of language, power, and cultural change come to life as he examines how knights, witches and heretics, monks and kings, women poets, and disputatious university professors existed in the medieval world.

Clearly interested in the forms of medieval behavior which gave rise to the seeds of modern society, Borst focuses on three in particular that gave momentum to medieval religious, social, and intellectual movements: the barbaric, heretical, and artistic. Borst concludes by reflecting on his own life as a scholar and draws out lessons for us from the turbulence of the Middle Ages.

The Ordering of Time: From the Ancient Computus to the Modern Computer
The Ordering of Time: From the Ancient Computus to the Modern ComputerJan 1, 1994
by Arno Borst and Andrew Winnard
$6.26(21 used & new offers)
$87.07$ 87 07
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 11:16PM MST
PS: Ahhh, yep, Adam came through with Dieter's book recommendation. I didn't have to ask.

Thanks, the library had no idea what this book is
ɥʇᴉɯS ɯɐp∀
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 8:19PM MST
PS: 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴,

𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘪 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦'𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵...

𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺!

ɥʇᴉɯS ɯɐp∀
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 8:08PM MST
PS: 𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒...

𝐴𝑟𝑛𝑜 𝐵𝑜𝑟𝑠𝑡 - 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝐹𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑙 𝑇𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 -(.𝑝𝑑𝑓)...



Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 6:46PM MST
PS: Ganderson, I remember that song "I am a linesperson for the county ..."

Alarmist, that still had to be a little bit alarming, even though you were obviously as practiced up for a single-engine approach and landing as you'd ever be. You sure don't want to go-around when you're low and slow down at the red line. (You'd have to add power slow and easy!)

I didn't have that type of occurrence doing an ATP ride. However, it was busy, flying the Piper around in a VOR intersection holding pattern (hand flying of course), doing the 5 T's, pulling out the re-start checklist for the left one, back and forth to the panel, and the checklist, doing radio calls... Since I'd done "chair flying" for a week before to make sure I was ready, I felt confident enough to: Here we are doing 100 kt, in the hold, and as I put the mags back on for the left engine, I opened that little Piper air flow plexiglass window and yelled out "Clear prop!!"

The examiner said "you ain't right, man!", but he got a kick out of that, I'm pretty sure.
Action Speaks Louder
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 1:35PM MST
PS Or they could talk about it for another thirty years.
Commierado loves to be the first and I dare them to secede from the nannygov sugar teat.

(honk, honk)
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 12:31PM MST
PS: "Did you hear that the airline industry wants to go to single pilot crews, and this at a time when there is a surprising uptick in pilot incapacitations?"

What's been in the works for quite a while to save the airlines a lot of money is the single-pilot/single-dog plan. The pilot will be there in the right seat to monitor all instruments. The dog will sit in the left seat with instructions to bite the pilot if he starts touching any knobs.

Heh! I had that joke ready to go earlier today but dropped the ball. I'll write back later, as we will go outside to enjoy the nice day. In the meantime, I talked with my cardiologist friend. He says if that one guy on the Envoy flight just went out cold, then, as far as heart stuff goes, there was never any saving him.
The Alarmist
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 11:35AM MST

Did you hear that the airline industry wants to go to single pilot crews, and this at a time when there is a surprising uptick in pilot incapacitations?

Yes, nobody wants to declare an emergency if they don’t really need to.

In the middle of my multi-engine check ride, I could not air-start the engine I had to shut down as part of the exam. So the examiner tried to restart, and it simply would not go. So the examiner says, “You’re PIC... do you want to declare an emergency?”

So I reply, “We have a flyable aircraft, we’re at 4500 feet, with a few puffy clouds, and we’re within glide distance to three airports and an AFB. So it won’t make any difference if we don’t declare, but it might make for a lot of paperwork if we do.” The examiner agreed.

The only thing I had to do was to make sure I kept enough power and speed at the end of the landing roll to make the turn off the runway. Home base was uncontrolled, so once down and off the runway, we were figuratively off the NTSB’s radar, and the lineMAN brought a tug to tow us back to parking because the twin we were in didn’t have enough single-engine juice to make it up the small taxiway uphill grade. The only bummer of the experience was having to put up another hundred bucks of fuel to go up again the next day to finish the ride.
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 11:32AM MST
PS At UMass hockey games we who are members of the Booster club get line charts for both teams- it has the forward line combos and D Pairings, goalies, etc. It also lists the four officials- last week, against BU, BU's chart listed the referees, and the LINESPERSONS. No shit.
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 10:18AM MST
PS: Oh, final thing, this about political correctness. "AirMAN" is a big no-no now. On the text at the end, there was a mixture of the new - "Line Check Pilot" and the old "Check Airman".

Let's go, Brandon!
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 10:15AM MST
PS: Alarmist, also, I watched the video from your link earlier. I've got a few things to comment on.

This pilot was a little hesitant to describe what was going on with the Captain (in training) IMO, likely for reasons of the guy's medical cert. (He didn't know the guy was about to die, of course.) I'm also surprised he didn't directly state "Emergency". The air traffic control people didn't declare one for him, as can be the case.

Usually in an emergency, you just get off the runway, and sometimes not even that far, depending on the urgency. All that extra time in taxiing could have been a bad thing for poor deceased Patrick Ford, but this Captain (in the right seat) was thinking about how to get him off the plane. That ERJ-175 is not like a 757 or Airbus 320, but still high enough off the ground to require slides. On the smaller actual regional jets, the main door could be opened and Mr. Ford could have been brought down the built-in stairs.

Also, did it sound like a different voice at the end, when they got told to monitor the other tower freq.? The guy said "Exec Jet" first, meaning he had been flying for them recently. My guess is that it was a Net Jets guy riding in the back who came up to help out. Someone had to help get the Captain-in-training, Mr. Ford, out of his seat.

Time is of the essence with heart attacks. I'm so sorry that future-Captain Ford wasn't saved. Now I will try to look him up to find out how old he was.
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 9:51AM MST
PS: Alarmist, somewhat coincidentally, I hung out at a coffee shop with friend this morning for an hour. As I drove up, I noticed one bearded black guy who I'd have bet money was a bum, with a 50% chance he'd come up and ask for money. (There are a lot in that area - black and white, and one Oriental guy who still owes me $10 at this point.)

Well, not only was that guy not a bum, but right after I'd given this one White bum a buck ("for coffee" which is not exactly necessary AND I knew he was lying, but I was in a generous mood), this bearded guy came up to talk. He was exactly the opposite of what I'd thought. He spoke very articulately to tell me that the coffee shop would have given the guy free coffee anyway and that this actual bum had been hanging around bumming money from everyone. In fact, this bearded guy had given the real bum 2 bucks for cigarettes earlier, he told us.

We started talking about the smuggling of cigarettes due to big tax differential , since this guy was from New York City - in our location to take care of his parents for a while, then about cars and other stuff. It was bizarro bum world this morning!

Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 8:10AM MST
PS: Yes, they had to have a Karen, Dieter, haha. Quackenbush is a name I've heard before - I never got into the etymology.

On your thoughts about parents (I assume) - being OK with a 10 y/o "transitioning" to be a boy because they are afraid to bring more children into the world. Do I have that right? Most parents want to have grandchildren very badly though. They do have a difficult time to keep a young woman on the straight and narrow and not into some other of the bad things a girl could get into.

I think that because it's a hell of a time (I mean that in a bad way) for Family Formation as a non-elite White person in, well, most of the world, parents are having only 1 or 2 kids. With only 1, say the 10 y/o girl, I think the parents would be so worried about becoming estranged from their child that they will go along with TOO MUCH of the stupidity, such as this Genderbender stuff.

One of the tweets on the page you linked me too, Dieter, is worth a post one. Thanks. Enjoy the beautiful day there in the DieterWald.
Dieter Kief
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 2:34AM MST

I add this to my post below:

This is Melisa, who decided over what is political disinformation at twitter

Now Elon Musk has decided over Melissa.

Ok - I might be a tad too lighthearted at this sunny and very beautiful november morning - with the colored decidius forests (oaks, beeches, lime-trees, orange larches here and there too - birches and trembling poplar trees - - awaiting me) - - - but it is a scene right out of the Commedia de l'Arte - or Molière.

The Alarmist
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 2:11AM MST

We don’t know if it’s the vaxx ... but it’s the vaxx:

Sudden Pilot Death Syndrome
The Alarmist
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 1:53AM MST

“It would be three weeks before I saw another black person ....”

She obviously didn’t get out much in Austin, because there are more than a few of them camped out in the streets and parks of Austin. Then again, Austin’s homeless are predominantly White ... maybe that’s what’s bugging her.

She’ll have a great time in Connecticut. I had a black colleague who referred to New Haven as Drug Haven. The slums have so much soul.
Dieter Kief
Wednesday - November 23rd 2022 12:11AM MST
The rigor with which people st/u/i/ck to the lockdowns, to gun control and this trans-thing (a ten year old wants - .h.a.s,, basiccally - to transition - and all his peers hate her?). Ok and then there is a real person called Karen in this article from NY Magazine, doing (lefty) Karen things and it is written by one Casey Quackenbush (= Netherlands or north German (Frisia) or south German (Alamannia) meaning sitting in a bush + talking - the .r.a.v.e.n.s. are called quakens/quakers (=talkers) in old southern dialects. Are these the Quakers too? I'd have to look closer into this one to decide.

The rigor - that's what sticks out from your stories, Mod.

Addendum - subject for further investigations (for huge volumes of inquiries -or for my fleeting and shaking (Montaigne) essayistic remarks:
Btw. - I've said that before: Imagine a heavy dutyly oversexualized public shpere in a society which is economically not doing perfectly well - hard times ahead for the offspring - and the fear that this dark outlook might incite in people. - See? - It is not far fetched to conclude: These kids - right out of "acting camp" they are brought to with ten (!) 'd have a hard time to afford a family, so - let the girl transit, and this problem is out of the way. She is learning how to act already - I love her! - she is safe and - we are on our way to come to grips with thi soverly unpleasant/scary/fearful/intimidating situation.

I've written this thought down at Steve Sailers comment thread a few times - : Deafening silence - as if I'd be kidding people. I don't. I'm - as often - looking for the forces that drive people - and those are - ask Dr. Freud, deep down and in the first palce: About pride & sex & adaptation.

Oh - I don't say that this kind of rationality is mine either. It is mine only in that I thought that it might represent the motivating forces in a lot of the woke crowd. Wokism understood here as an - deep down, as I said - adaptive .l.i.f.e. .f.o.r.m. in an oversexualized, economically threatened, religiously - challenged, lets say and politically unstable society (Arno Borst - Life Forms in Medieval Times - .g.r.e.a.t. book, btw.).
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