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Journalism as the Last Draft of Nonhistory

From the NYT Magazine, here’s an amusing example of how liberal journalists have no sense of how long their views have predominated. In their minds, the barricades must have been just stormed yesterday.

How Republican Politicians Learned to Love ‘Working Mothers’
First Words
By EMILY BAZELON OCT. 4, 2016

A generation ago, when Republican politicians held stay-at-home motherhood as the ideal, they often treated women who broke the traditional mold as slightly radioactive. So the speech that Donald Trump gave on Sept. 13, if nothing else, stands as a marker of how much the party’s campaign rhetoric has changed.

“We need working mothers to be fairly compensated for their work and to have access to affordable, quality child care for their kids,” Trump told a Pennsylvania audience.

Clinton’s advocacy on these issues once earned her a beating from Republicans, who have used her status as perhaps the most iconic working mother in American politics against her. During the 1992 presidential campaign, Patrick J. Buchanan derided her as a “lawyer-spouse,” and President George H. W. Bush called her a “very aggressive lawyer.”

Huh? That’s it? In other words, Bazelon couldn’t find any scare quotes.

Asked about how she was characterized, Clinton told a reporter for The Arkansas Times, “I view it as a hit on working mothers” and “an attack on what’s happening in the lives of most Americans today, as we balance families and work responsibilities.”

That’s an unbiased source!

In light of this history, Trump’s recent swerve is whiplash-inducing.

Oh, boy …

Look, a generation ago, working mothers were already one of the sacred cows of American political rhetoric, along with farmers and veterans. If I search on

Ronald Reagan working mothers

the first thing I get is is a very nice looking Proclamation by President Reagan declaring August 4, 1982 to be Working Mothers Day. This was totally non-controversial at the time.

 
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  1. I don’t remember republicans warring on working moms. But I do remember the Dan Quayle/Murphy Brown thing about single mothers.

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  2. Even as far back as the 1940s and 1950s, about a third of women were in the lab force. That figure is now 50 – 60 percent. Working women have been a reality for a very long time.

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    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    Before washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and motor vehicles, all women (except wealthy ones with servants) were working women. Reading accounts of female daily life from frontier days to perhaps the 1930s-or after WWII for many rural ones-they probably on average did more physical work in watt-hours than the men did. (They were not as strong, of course, but would do it longer: even many strenuous manual labor jobs are pretty intermittent, like track gang labor, or arborist work.)
  3. …the first thing I get is is a very nice looking Proclamation by President Reagan declaring August 4, 1982 to be Working Mothers Day. This was totally non-controversial at the time.

    Barry turned 21 that day!

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    • Replies: @D. K.
    I was granted my M.S. degree in Psychology, that Wednesday, by Purdue. Oh, to be 25 again....
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    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Good premise for a sit-com:

    Fathering a dozen children by eight different women, with twins arriving last year after a vasectomy, the prolific 32-year-old reportedly owes $336,000 annually in child support.
     
    , @AndrewR
    I fully support his protest of a White Supremacist society where black men are actually expected to support their twelve bastard offspring.

    #DeadbeatDadsMatter
    , @DCThrowback
    Also, he was released because a/ he sucks, as he stunk for the Jets last year b/ his salary was $3.3M and 3/ he was repeatedly torched by JAX WRs in the London game, part of the reason the #clots got beat in front of the entire country before lunch.

    So as much as I want to call this a victory for Americans everywhere, if he were competent, he would still be employed by the #Clots.
    , @DCThrowback
    Also, he was released because a/ he sucks, as he stunk for the Jets last year b/ his salary was $3.3M and 3/ he was repeatedly torched by JAX WRs in the London game, part of the reason the #clots got beat in front of the entire country before lunch.

    So as much as I want to call this a victory for Americans everywhere, if he were competent, he would still be employed by the #Clots.
  5. I stand by my exact words on an earlier thread today:

    Way back then, in the 1980s, pretty much every social justice issue had already been taken care of.

    This theme should be added to the national consciousness. The only reason we keep being told these issues still exist is because it serves somebody’s political interest.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    Therein lies the problem. What is an SJW to do when the pet cause has been solved?

    Apparently it includes denial, and doubling down. Ever less appealing "victims" are trotted out: for example, see the thugs and criminals of Black Lives Matter. Can't they find some slightly more sympathetic "victims"?
  6. Who among us can imagine the challenge that our forefathers faced as they stood on the banks of the wide Missouri and prepared to embark upon that journey into the immense unknown ? Really in truth going to the moon was less of a challenge . And now , we , their undeserving descendants are willing to surrender all that they sacrificed to make .

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    • Replies: @bomag
    "Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations."
  7. @Reg Cæsar

    …the first thing I get is is a very nice looking Proclamation by President Reagan declaring August 4, 1982 to be Working Mothers Day. This was totally non-controversial at the time.
     
    Barry turned 21 that day!

    I was granted my M.S. degree in Psychology, that Wednesday, by Purdue. Oh, to be 25 again….

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  8. Dirk Dagger [AKA "oarsman:regatta"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonym
    OT isteve bait:

    Cromartie kneels, loses his job. Oh noes!

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/10/04/colts-release-antonio-cromartie-two-days-after-he-kneels-for-national-anthem/

    Good premise for a sit-com:

    Fathering a dozen children by eight different women, with twins arriving last year after a vasectomy, the prolific 32-year-old reportedly owes $336,000 annually in child support.

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  9. OT:

    Sorry, but can anyone explain what a “hypnotist” is, as the Dilbert man describes himself.

    I quite like Scott Adam’s stuff but I find the backup literature to tedious to explore.

    Perhaps in ignorance I place “trust me I am a hypnotist” in the same box as “trust me I am a juggler” when it comes to talking about politics.

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    • Replies: @D. K.
    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.
  10. Steve has forgotten that women were beaten in public during the 90s with no one batting an eye.

    I read it in the NYT’s in 2028.

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    • Replies: @donut
    If we keep on as we are by 2028 women will be stoned in public . With the hearty approval of the NYT's .
    , @Hunsdon
    In fairness, those women were only beaten with a stick not thicker than a thumb.
  11. @AndyBoy
    Steve has forgotten that women were beaten in public during the 90s with no one batting an eye.

    I read it in the NYT's in 2028.

    If we keep on as we are by 2028 women will be stoned in public . With the hearty approval of the NYT’s .

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    • Replies: @AndyBoy

    If we keep on as we are by 2028 women will be stoned in public . With the hearty approval of the NYT’s .
     
    Now now old boy, that's just cultural enrichment. Get ready for life surrounded by vibrants.
  12. @Bill B.
    OT:

    Sorry, but can anyone explain what a "hypnotist" is, as the Dilbert man describes himself.

    I quite like Scott Adam's stuff but I find the backup literature to tedious to explore.

    Perhaps in ignorance I place "trust me I am a hypnotist" in the same box as "trust me I am a juggler" when it comes to talking about politics.

    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.

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    • Replies: @donut
    " who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals."

    You rascal you . We will have to keep an eye on you .

    , @Bill B.
    So we are not in swinging fob watch territory?
    , @Joe Schmoe

    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.
     
    Does it work on folks with ADD?

    If so, can it help them?
  13. @D. K.
    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.

    ” who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.”

    You rascal you . We will have to keep an eye on you .

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    • Replies: @D. K.
    You need not worry; it is virtually impossible to hypnotize a schizophrenic subject, due to the lack of interpersonal trust that is symptomatic in such mentally ill individuals.
  14. OT:

    Why was the database down for several hours overnight?

    Was there routine maintenance, or perhaps Mr. Unz purging the system of undesirables ? :)

    Or was it a denial of service attack?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    It was unavailable around noon GMT this morning as well. Hope all is well at the server farm.

    The other day I posted about the Brit company running (with oil company and doubtless US cash) the "no-fly zone in Syria NOW!" campaign.

    http://www.alternet.org/world/inside-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-driving-western-opinion-towards-regime-change-syria

    The Sunday Times reveals that Bell Pottinger, Mrs Thatcher's favourite PR people, were paid half a billion dollars by the US to run various disinformation campaigns in Iraq.

    http://labs.thebureauinvestigates.com/fake-news-and-false-flags/

    This "Bureau of Investigative Journalism" was founded by two real journalists, though I see Soros also funds it so caveat emptor. Some interesting stuff on the private sector people involved with the drone strikes.

    https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/07/30/revealed-private-isr-firms-tracking-terror-targets-at-heart-us-drone-wars/
  15. In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off “better” by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it’ll work out as a win long term.

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    • Replies: @Johnnywalker123
    Get me a "Donut" now!
    , @Dirk Dagger

    In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off “better” by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it’ll work out as a win long term. -- the "Tiny Duck"
     
    I've heard it all before:

    Like, no one this year gives a shit about the VPs at all. I bet even most of the people covering the election day to day forget that Kaine and Pence even exist most days. So what's even the point of this debate?

    Pence came out and gave a very standard performance. Lie about everything, but do it calmly. But he's not really doing anything because he's just kinda ... there. No one cares about him anyway.

    Kaine was all frazzled but I think the strategy they had was to make this about Trump because for this election, if it's about Trump and how shit he is, the Democrats are winning. So he goes out there and basically goes on the attack, mostly after Trump. Trying to make it all about Trump. It doesn't matter what Kaine looks like because no one gives a shit about Kaine this election.

    And they basically get what they want, which is Pence refusing to defend the only guy on the ticket who actually matters.

    I don't know if it'll work, but I think that was the play here.

    --

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/36104961/#Comment_36104961
     
    See me after class.
    , @Hunsdon
    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I miss the real Tiny Duck.
  16. @D. K.
    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.

    So we are not in swinging fob watch territory?

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    • Replies: @D. K.
    That cliche is based on the common use of such a tool, back in the heyday of hypnotism as a "dark art" or public amusement. It was used to help the subject concentrate his visual attention, while he simultaneously concentrated his audio attention on the words of the hypnotist. (It also gave audiences something physical to watch, when hypnosis was being induced for public amusement.) It is the words of the hypnotist that are the important aspect of induction into an hypnotic trance, both in their instructive content and in the rhythm and cadence with which they are delivered.
  17. @iSteveFan
    I don't remember republicans warring on working moms. But I do remember the Dan Quayle/Murphy Brown thing about single mothers.

    That was a culture war skirmish the left feels it won decisively and always wants to replay.

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    • Replies: @whorefinder
    Ironically, Murphy Brown herself--Candice Bergen---came out and said that she actually agreed with Quayle's speech. Of course, that never came out at the time, as the producers of the made an episode attacking Quayle (complete with Murphy dropping a giant pile of potatoes on Quayle's lawn). And to this day, the Left denies or ignores Bergen's comments.

    It's a bit like the left keeps repeating that a baserunner was safe when the baserunner himself said he was out by ten feet.
    , @Thea
    The most strident "mothers should all stay home" crowd I've ever interacted with were all leftist die-hardship. They said it was feminist because women should be able to choose what they want to do. But if mothers chose to work they were sacrificing their children's development.

    They loved Obama.
  18. This is obviously part of the Journolist support of Hilary’s “War on Women” theme, recycled from a few years ago. Clearly the campaign thinks the way to win is to energize female voters into thinking Trump is against women, and they are telling their surrogates in the media to spread that message.

    The only problem is Ivanka has been front and center most of this campaign and working hard on it. Hard to call Trump a boorish caveman when his daughter is living the ideal life of a Sex and The City character: runs her own business empire, gorgeous, fabulously put together, ultra-competent.

    So I guess the campaign is maneuvirng to make Trump seem like a “flip flopper” on women’s issues. Ivanka’s only seems like that because it’s a ruse, Trump really chains her up in the basement! See, all Repubs hated women until 5 minutes ago!

    It’s a neat trick overall that the feminist movement has pulled, making everyone think that before the 1960s, all women were literally chained to their kitchens and never worked outside the home, and only 5 minutes ago did Repubs start worshiping them.

    5 Minutes ago has become the average memory time of a leftist.

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  19. OT :

    I’ve been called every name you can think of by the many women who have ever been unfortunate enough to get mixed up with me . ” Oh my god , I love a child ” was original and accurate . None of them ever called me out for what I really was which is selfish and lazy . But one good woman once told me I was no fun . Well 25 years later my best little pal , Rudy , my canine buddy would look over his shoulder at me and I swear he was thinking the same thing . Well with regard to all those women I only feel relief at having gotten away clear but to feel that you don’t deserve the love of a dog is hard . Thank God my plants don’t have feet .

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    • Replies: @Johnnywalker123
    Give me your view on Oliver Stone's movies. Specifically, Wall Street, JFK, and Born on the 4th.
    , @Johnnywalker123
    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?
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    The job of being a journalist has sunk to practically nothing in the mainstream media, just being a flunkey tool of the billionaire bosses. At one time many had all sorts of credentials and life experiences, could write about things in their historical context, could act as foreign correspondents and bring some ability to the table. Now, nothing, all we get is celebrity chasing and idiocy. The class has pretty much disappeared.

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  21. @Lot
    That was a culture war skirmish the left feels it won decisively and always wants to replay.

    Ironically, Murphy Brown herself–Candice Bergen—came out and said that she actually agreed with Quayle’s speech. Of course, that never came out at the time, as the producers of the made an episode attacking Quayle (complete with Murphy dropping a giant pile of potatoes on Quayle’s lawn). And to this day, the Left denies or ignores Bergen’s comments.

    It’s a bit like the left keeps repeating that a baserunner was safe when the baserunner himself said he was out by ten feet.

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  22. @Tiny Duck
    In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off "better" by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it'll work out as a win long term.

    Get me a “Donut” now!

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  23. @donut
    OT :

    I've been called every name you can think of by the many women who have ever been unfortunate enough to get mixed up with me . " Oh my god , I love a child " was original and accurate . None of them ever called me out for what I really was which is selfish and lazy . But one good woman once told me I was no fun . Well 25 years later my best little pal , Rudy , my canine buddy would look over his shoulder at me and I swear he was thinking the same thing . Well with regard to all those women I only feel relief at having gotten away clear but to feel that you don't deserve the love of a dog is hard . Thank God my plants don't have feet .

    Give me your view on Oliver Stone’s movies. Specifically, Wall Street, JFK, and Born on the 4th.

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    • Replies: @donut
    Why are you always F88king with me JW ? You must know I don't give a f88k about Oliver Stone and his movies .

    Every movie has to be measured against this one :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj7HtFcxteU

    And they will all come up short .
  24. @donut
    OT :

    I've been called every name you can think of by the many women who have ever been unfortunate enough to get mixed up with me . " Oh my god , I love a child " was original and accurate . None of them ever called me out for what I really was which is selfish and lazy . But one good woman once told me I was no fun . Well 25 years later my best little pal , Rudy , my canine buddy would look over his shoulder at me and I swear he was thinking the same thing . Well with regard to all those women I only feel relief at having gotten away clear but to feel that you don't deserve the love of a dog is hard . Thank God my plants don't have feet .

    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

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    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    There's a fourth thing that matters a lot to some women, too. Packing.
    , @donut
    I'd rather be lucky , than anything else .
    , @Anonym
    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

    There are those of us who would settle for 'sane'.
  25. @Johnnywalker123
    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

    There’s a fourth thing that matters a lot to some women, too. Packing.

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  26. @Johnnywalker123
    Give me your view on Oliver Stone's movies. Specifically, Wall Street, JFK, and Born on the 4th.

    Why are you always F88king with me JW ? You must know I don’t give a f88k about Oliver Stone and his movies .

    Every movie has to be measured against this one :

    And they will all come up short .

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  27. @Johnnywalker123
    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

    I’d rather be lucky , than anything else .

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  28. @donut
    Who among us can imagine the challenge that our forefathers faced as they stood on the banks of the wide Missouri and prepared to embark upon that journey into the immense unknown ? Really in truth going to the moon was less of a challenge . And now , we , their undeserving descendants are willing to surrender all that they sacrificed to make .

    “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.”

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  29. @Johnnywalker123
    Even as far back as the 1940s and 1950s, about a third of women were in the lab force. That figure is now 50 - 60 percent. Working women have been a reality for a very long time.

    Before washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and motor vehicles, all women (except wealthy ones with servants) were working women. Reading accounts of female daily life from frontier days to perhaps the 1930s-or after WWII for many rural ones-they probably on average did more physical work in watt-hours than the men did. (They were not as strong, of course, but would do it longer: even many strenuous manual labor jobs are pretty intermittent, like track gang labor, or arborist work.)

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  30. @donut
    If we keep on as we are by 2028 women will be stoned in public . With the hearty approval of the NYT's .

    If we keep on as we are by 2028 women will be stoned in public . With the hearty approval of the NYT’s .

    Now now old boy, that’s just cultural enrichment. Get ready for life surrounded by vibrants.

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  31. I always confuse Emily Bazelon and Emily Yoffe. There must be lead in the water at Slate. The people at Slate prove my argument that it is possible to hold wildly stupid and dangerous ideas for an entire lifetime and never have to pay for them. I’m certain they are well-meaning women who would make lovely neighbors, but that really only makes it worse. A First-World problem if ever there was.

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  32. Well, just like for some race activists, “It’s always Selma”, for feminists it’s always opening night of “A Doll’s House”. As you say “a generation ago” was 1990; hardly the first day women managed to squeeze a toe out of the kitchen. “Two generations ago” might work – that would be 1965, when women’s lib was just getting underway. That would make the women who actually experienced that era about 70 now – Hillary’s model voters!

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  33. @Johnnywalker123
    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

    Would you rather be rich, famous, or ridiculously good looking? Which gets the best women?

    There are those of us who would settle for ‘sane’.

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  34. @AndyBoy
    Steve has forgotten that women were beaten in public during the 90s with no one batting an eye.

    I read it in the NYT's in 2028.

    In fairness, those women were only beaten with a stick not thicker than a thumb.

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  35. Dirk Dagger [AKA "oarsman:regatta"] says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Tiny Duck
    In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off "better" by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it'll work out as a win long term.

    In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off “better” by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it’ll work out as a win long term. — the “Tiny Duck”

    I’ve heard it all before:

    Like, no one this year gives a shit about the VPs at all. I bet even most of the people covering the election day to day forget that Kaine and Pence even exist most days. So what’s even the point of this debate?

    Pence came out and gave a very standard performance. Lie about everything, but do it calmly. But he’s not really doing anything because he’s just kinda … there. No one cares about him anyway.

    Kaine was all frazzled but I think the strategy they had was to make this about Trump because for this election, if it’s about Trump and how shit he is, the Democrats are winning. So he goes out there and basically goes on the attack, mostly after Trump. Trying to make it all about Trump. It doesn’t matter what Kaine looks like because no one gives a shit about Kaine this election.

    And they basically get what they want, which is Pence refusing to defend the only guy on the ticket who actually matters.

    I don’t know if it’ll work, but I think that was the play here.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/36104961/#Comment_36104961

    See me after class.

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  36. @Anonym
    OT isteve bait:

    Cromartie kneels, loses his job. Oh noes!

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/10/04/colts-release-antonio-cromartie-two-days-after-he-kneels-for-national-anthem/

    I fully support his protest of a White Supremacist society where black men are actually expected to support their twelve bastard offspring.

    #DeadbeatDadsMatter

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  37. @Tiny Duck
    In this election more then any, no one gives a single shit who the VPs are. Hell, I bet most people forget they exist on the ticket most days. Kaine went out there to make this about Trump and I think he may have ultimately succeeded in that by making Pence essentially deny Trump at every turn. He could have been better at it maybe, since I think Pence came off "better" by lying very calmly the entire time. Pence is clearly just better at this format, as he knows how to present himself. But I think Kaine ultimately achieved his goal and it'll work out as a win long term.

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I miss the real Tiny Duck.

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  38. @PiltdownMan
    OT:

    Why was the database down for several hours overnight?

    Was there routine maintenance, or perhaps Mr. Unz purging the system of undesirables ? :)

    Or was it a denial of service attack?

    It was unavailable around noon GMT this morning as well. Hope all is well at the server farm.

    The other day I posted about the Brit company running (with oil company and doubtless US cash) the “no-fly zone in Syria NOW!” campaign.

    http://www.alternet.org/world/inside-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-driving-western-opinion-towards-regime-change-syria

    The Sunday Times reveals that Bell Pottinger, Mrs Thatcher’s favourite PR people, were paid half a billion dollars by the US to run various disinformation campaigns in Iraq.

    http://labs.thebureauinvestigates.com/fake-news-and-false-flags/

    This “Bureau of Investigative Journalism” was founded by two real journalists, though I see Soros also funds it so caveat emptor. Some interesting stuff on the private sector people involved with the drone strikes.

    https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/07/30/revealed-private-isr-firms-tracking-terror-targets-at-heart-us-drone-wars/

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  39. Unz was unavailable around noon GMT this morning as well. Hope all is well at the server farm.

    The other day I posted about the Brit company running (with oil company and doubtless US cash) the “no-fly zone in Syria NOW!” campaign.

    Now the Sunday Times reveals that Bell Pottinger, Mrs Thatcher’s favourite PR people, were paid half a billion dollars by the US to run various disinformation campaigns in Iraq.

    http://labs.thebureauinvestigates.com/fake-news-and-false-flags/

    This “Bureau of Investigative Journalism” was founded by two real journalists, though I see Soros also funds it so caveat emptor. Some interesting stuff on the private sector people involved with the drone strikes.

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  40. @Lot
    That was a culture war skirmish the left feels it won decisively and always wants to replay.

    The most strident “mothers should all stay home” crowd I’ve ever interacted with were all leftist die-hardship. They said it was feminist because women should be able to choose what they want to do. But if mothers chose to work they were sacrificing their children’s development.

    They loved Obama.

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  41. @Anonym
    OT isteve bait:

    Cromartie kneels, loses his job. Oh noes!

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/10/04/colts-release-antonio-cromartie-two-days-after-he-kneels-for-national-anthem/

    Also, he was released because a/ he sucks, as he stunk for the Jets last year b/ his salary was $3.3M and 3/ he was repeatedly torched by JAX WRs in the London game, part of the reason the #clots got beat in front of the entire country before lunch.

    So as much as I want to call this a victory for Americans everywhere, if he were competent, he would still be employed by the #Clots.

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  42. @Anonym
    OT isteve bait:

    Cromartie kneels, loses his job. Oh noes!

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/10/04/colts-release-antonio-cromartie-two-days-after-he-kneels-for-national-anthem/

    Also, he was released because a/ he sucks, as he stunk for the Jets last year b/ his salary was $3.3M and 3/ he was repeatedly torched by JAX WRs in the London game, part of the reason the #clots got beat in front of the entire country before lunch.

    So as much as I want to call this a victory for Americans everywhere, if he were competent, he would still be employed by the #Clots.

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  43. @Buzz Mohawk
    I stand by my exact words on an earlier thread today:

    Way back then, in the 1980s, pretty much every social justice issue had already been taken care of.
     
    This theme should be added to the national consciousness. The only reason we keep being told these issues still exist is because it serves somebody's political interest.

    Therein lies the problem. What is an SJW to do when the pet cause has been solved?

    Apparently it includes denial, and doubling down. Ever less appealing “victims” are trotted out: for example, see the thugs and criminals of Black Lives Matter. Can’t they find some slightly more sympathetic “victims”?

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  44. In light of this history, Trump’s recent swerve is whiplash-inducing.

    Journalists are completely insane. Have they heard of Ivanka Trump? They ever even watch “The Apprentice,” a show that was filled with women vying to work for Trump? They’ll do anything to pull some “Trump’s a liar” or “flip-flopper” rabbit out of their collective ass.

    My Italian half wants to throw a plate against a wall.

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  45. @D. K.
    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.

    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.

    Does it work on folks with ADD?

    If so, can it help them?

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    That is an interesting question, Joe. I am one of those people who does not believe that ADD has been demonstrated to be an actual disease, rather than a mere label put on people-- mostly boys-- who are on the left-hand side of the distribution curve for attentiveness. I suspect that hypnosis might well be beneficial for such people-- certainly more beneficial than the current fashion for drugging any young school boy who is unable or unwilling to comport himself sufficiently with a female standard of docility! Mostly, though, I would advise parents of young children to deny them sugar, caffeine and, most of all, television viewing. If one is truly ADD, however, it may be difficult to induce enough attentiveness ever to hypnotize the subject, to begin with...!?!
  46. @Joe Schmoe

    An hypnotist is someone who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals.
     
    Does it work on folks with ADD?

    If so, can it help them?

    That is an interesting question, Joe. I am one of those people who does not believe that ADD has been demonstrated to be an actual disease, rather than a mere label put on people– mostly boys– who are on the left-hand side of the distribution curve for attentiveness. I suspect that hypnosis might well be beneficial for such people– certainly more beneficial than the current fashion for drugging any young school boy who is unable or unwilling to comport himself sufficiently with a female standard of docility! Mostly, though, I would advise parents of young children to deny them sugar, caffeine and, most of all, television viewing. If one is truly ADD, however, it may be difficult to induce enough attentiveness ever to hypnotize the subject, to begin with…!?!

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  47. @donut
    " who is trained and adept at inducing behavioral compliance in susceptible subjects through a technique of inducing deep relaxation and intense concentration in those individuals."

    You rascal you . We will have to keep an eye on you .

    You need not worry; it is virtually impossible to hypnotize a schizophrenic subject, due to the lack of interpersonal trust that is symptomatic in such mentally ill individuals.

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  48. @Bill B.
    So we are not in swinging fob watch territory?

    That cliche is based on the common use of such a tool, back in the heyday of hypnotism as a “dark art” or public amusement. It was used to help the subject concentrate his visual attention, while he simultaneously concentrated his audio attention on the words of the hypnotist. (It also gave audiences something physical to watch, when hypnosis was being induced for public amusement.) It is the words of the hypnotist that are the important aspect of induction into an hypnotic trance, both in their instructive content and in the rhythm and cadence with which they are delivered.

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