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  • T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men: A Poetic Tribute to Straw Man Joe Biden

    07/31/2020 9:58:13 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 16 replies
    Reference: All Poetry website ^ | 1925 | T. S. Eliot
    The Hollow Men Mistah Kurtz-he dead    A penny for the Old Guy   We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar   Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion;   Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us — if at all — not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men...
  • ‘Brave New World’ Arrives in the Future It Predicted

    07/14/2020 4:02:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2020 | Alexis Soloski
    Ready for a thought experiment? Imagine a society that has solved the problems of overpopulation and environmental collapse. Crime is a nonissue, as are homelessness and hunger. Racism? Sexism? Homophobia? Sorted. Science has conquered disease and disability. Everyone has useful work, perfect skin, total emotional equilibrium. Every day is a pleasure. Every night is a party.
  • Substitute teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting Lehman High School student

    11/09/2019 12:45:25 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies ^ | 11/8/19 | Russell Falcon
    Hays CISD substitute teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting Lehman High School student KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — A Hays CISD substitute teacher was arrested Friday after a video showing her allegedly fighting with a student surfaced online. The video shows Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, approaching the 16-year-old sophomore girl and then (repeatedly) punching the student in the face. The substitute then continues hitting the student as others look on in shock. (snip) --- According to Hays CISD, Lankford had worked for the district since Aug. 30, when she underwent orientation training. The district says her first job in the classroom was...
  • America’s Late-stage Decadence

    07/28/2019 6:57:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    International Man ^ | july, 2019 | Doug Casey
    It’s bizarre—perverse, really—that the people doing the most whining about cultural appropriation by Americans don’t actually have worthwhile cultures themselves. The fact of the matter is that the only culture in the history of the world that amounts to anything is that of Western civilization. The West has given all of humanity concepts like freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of the press, free markets, individualism, science, and rationality. In addition, the West has created almost all of the world’s great music, literature, architecture, and philosophy That’s absolutely true of Africa. Africans should be eternally grateful to the West...
  • FRENCH INSANITY on steroids

    07/10/2019 12:13:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 10, 2019
    FRENCH INSANITY on steroids JULY 10, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Court rules that France must compensate Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist behind the deadliest terror attack in Paris in 2015, must receive compensation for breach of his privacy in prison. Salah Abdeslam, 29, is the country’s most watched prisoner. He is facing multiple life sentences for organizing the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris that killed over 130 people. More than 410 others were wounded, some of whom remain disabled for life. Human Events (h/t RF) The terror convict, who was given solitary confinement, has been the subject of privacy debates in...
  • Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They'd Never Had Children

    12/19/2016 11:29:40 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 72 replies
    Elle (UK) ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Sarah Treleaven
    It's unthinkable, and it's definitely unspeakable, but women all over the world are coming forward to say it: I regret having my children. Here's the thing about realising that you shouldn't have had kids," says Laura*, 37, a journalist based in Los Angeles. "You can't take the decision back." Laura once believed that she wanted to be a mother. She had little direct experience with children—no siblings young enough to need tending to, no babysitting jobs—and when she and her husband decided to start a family, she wondered if she knew enough about what that meant. "I asked some...
  • “Dangerous” Post on the Recent Terrorist Attacks

    12/07/2015 6:52:17 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 12/06/2015 | MSGR. CHARLES POPE
    Consider this a dangerous post, and a post that will be easily misunderstood. For here I am about to make a point that explores a biblical theme and apply it to today. But in so doing, I am “holding other things equal”—a technique which examines a certain aspect of a problem and focuses on that one thing, while not denying that other factors and issues are also at work. Simply put, part of the explanation is that God is permitting increased violence, and not restraining it, as a kind of chastisement on the increasingly secular West for our unbelief. This...
  • The Girls Cast and Brian Williams Discuss the Premiere’s Shocking Sex Scene

    01/13/2015 6:41:45 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 54 replies
    Vulture ^ | 1/11/15 | Renatta Sellitti
    Always game to push the boundaries of the portrayal of awkward sex on television, merely a few short minutes into Girls’ fourth season, Lena Dunham managed to up the squirm factor by tossing in some unexpected butt play between Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). We caught up with the cast (and Brian Williams) at the season four premiere and asked them — as delicately as we could — their thoughts on the soon-to-be-infamous sex scene.
  • Why China Replaces U.S. As Dominant World Superpower In Three Pictures

    02/03/2014 7:47:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 25 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/03/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • No-Frill Thrills: The Rise of Minimalist Sex Apps (Pomosexuals)

    08/20/2013 3:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/19/2013 | Kevin Roose
    In January of last year, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko had an idea to break their sexual dry spells the way they solved many of their other problems: with an app. "We wanted an easy way to find sex, basically," says Sidorenko. But the two friends (who describe themselves as "pomosexuals") were too impatient to use the available dating apps on the market, all of which required them to spend hours flirting with potential flings via chat or text message before getting a date and, possibly, sealing the deal. They knew there were horny people around them looking for sex...
  • This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.

    08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Thrillist ^ | Matthew Parvis
    This cupcake costs $750. Repeat: this cupcake costs $750. Maybe you shouldn't get one for everyone in the third-grade class. Meet the $750 Decadence D'Or cupcake at Sweet Surrender inside the Palazzo. It's encased in a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis and crafted using chocolates that get more special attention during production than Rip Torn when the movie's shot in a whiskey bar. It's arguably better than the Hostess version. Here's how it breaks down: • The Cake: Made from Palmira Single Estate chocolate, which was developed by Valrhona, a French chocolatier who planted a series of Criollo bean trees to create...
  • California strip clubs and other businesses receive millions of dollars in tax credits

    06/03/2013 11:52:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | ABC News staff
    <p>Two Rancho Cordova strip clubs are receiving thousands in tax credits due to a loophole in a job creation program.</p> <p>California's Enterprise Zone program allows companies including at least these two strip clubs to receive millions of dollars in tax breaks. Qualifying businesses can claim a $37,000 tax credit for each worker hired.</p>
  • Americans and Religion Increasingly Parting Ways

    03/14/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 12 replies
    UC Berkeley News Center ^ | March 12, 2013 | Yasmin Anwar
    BERKELEY — Religious affiliation in the United States is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s, according to analysis of newly released survey data by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University. Last year, one in five Americans claimed they had no religious preference, more than double the number reported in 1990.
  • Catastrophe

    11/06/2012 11:35:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Barack Obama has been re-elected president. Like most on the right, I misread America. The United States of America faces huge problems as a nation. Our economy is skidding, we have racked up massive debt to an unsustainable level, and we are no longer a culturally confident or united nation. We are a scattering of enclaves, barely on speaking terms, swaggering and vibrant Texas suspiciously eying bankrupt but arrogant California, rural and traditional Oklahoma has nothing in common with corrupt and secular Illinois, and so forth. Our entitlement spending threatens to engulf red state and blue state alike. We now...
  • More and More French Jews Emigrating to Israel

    03/24/2012 11:34:21 AM PDT · by forty_years · 31 replies · 4+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 03/22/2012 | Gil Yaron
    More and more French Jews are buying homes in Israel amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in France. Many complain of being harrassed in public and feel the country is no longer a safe place to raise their children. In the wake of the Toulouse attacks, the wave of emigration is only likely to increase. Many must have been reminded of the treatment of Jews under the Third Reich. Shortly after the attack on a Jewish school in the southern French city of Toulouse on Monday, school principals in the city walked into classrooms and asked the Jewish pupils to come...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • George Soros Water Boy and Uganadan Sex Workers

    10/14/2011 7:28:40 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    In February of 2009, the Soros-funded Open Society Initiative for East Africa, in partnership with Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA), boasts that it “successfully broadcast the first ever television program featuring sexual minority rights in Uganda.” The Open Society Institute said the program was necessary because “Uganda is a country that currently criminalizes homosexuality and commercial sex work, and has repeatedly made efforts to silence sexual rights activists.”
  • Tomboy Movie Features 10-Year-Old Lesbian

    09/27/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 90 replies ^ | 09/27/2011 | n/a
    What’s the next step for social engineers after using Dancing With the Stars in an attempt to ram Chaz Bono down our throats? A French movie bedecked with a long list of awards offers a clue. The story of a girl who wants to be a boy, Tomboy exploits small children to advance progressives’ bizarre sexual agenda. Here’s what film-makers — influential shapers of our culture — now have 10-year-old girls doing on screen: "Hanging out with the neighbourhood kids, Michael (Laure) plays rough games of football, chase, and even goes swimming in a local pond. (Laure, in a funny...
  • Homosexual Ideology, Satanic Pride

    07/03/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | 7/3/11 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    June 11, 2011 saw one more parade to glorify the vice of homosexuality. Dubbed, Europride or Eurogaypride, it was held in Rome, once known as the Eternal City, the center of Catholicism. The expression, “homosexual pride” summarizes the essence of the homosexual ideology. Let us see how.Pride and revolt against God Sin is a revolt against the order established by God and, therefore, a revolt against the Creator Himself. The more this revolt becomes manifest, the greater is the sin. Man can sin out of weakness and feel shame for his sin and desire to make amends; or he...
  • A French Intifada

    01/24/2011 6:50:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies ^ | 1/24/2011 | Nidra Poller
    ... No French outlet would touch the "Hamas on the Seine" report by photojournalist Jean-Paul Ney, published by the French-language, Israel-based Metula News Agency on May 31, 2010, describing enraged kaffiyeh-masked, pro-Palestinians chanting, "Zionist sellout media," "Jews to the ovens," "F--k France," "Sarkozy the little Jew," "Obama the Jew's n----r," repeatedly breaking police lines, determined to reach the Israeli embassy and vent their rage over the Gaza flotilla incident. Joined by anarchist "black-blocks," the insurgents destroyed property, threw paving stones at the police, and wreaked havoc for several hours at the Champs Elysées Circle. Ney distinctly heard orders broadcast to...