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Here’s the top story in the New York Times:

Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough

Anita Hill’s name was trending on Twitter on Thursday as many women said they supported her — and, by clear implication, not Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Carl Hulse
April 25, 2019

The essence of the Age of Women is that everybody takes everything personally and nobody ever gets over their Office Politics complaints, even after decades.

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    So … Anita gets to be the nominee?
    John Krasinski face intensifies.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Lot
  2. everybody takes everything personally and nobody ever gets over their complaints, even after decades

    It’s junior high forever and always now, folks, better hunker down.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Reg Cæsar
  3. “everybody takes everything personally and nobody ever gets over their complaints, even after decades” There’s money & career advancement to be had by living by the slogan ‘never forget’.

    • Replies: @Endgame Napoleon
  4. Steve contributes another great English phrase: “Office Politics” for the shit women bitch about regarding their professional lives, constantly, and which the media endlessly places before us. Why is the phrase great? Because office politics is exactly what they’re bitching about.

  5. @J.Ross

    The opposite.

    There’s a reason why all the D female candidates are bombing. Everyone is sick of their shit.

    • Agree: Lot, South Texas Guy
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  6. @Oleaginous Outrager

    That’s when the female of the species hits maturity. Why did you expect anything different?

    • Replies: @Oleaginous Outrager
  7. Anon7 says:

    Women have been taught that they aren’t as successful as men and don’t make as much money as men because Office Politics, so until all Offices are women-only, we’ll never get to real social justice.

    Whelp, I guess that’s it for Biden. The Progressive Narrative requires that they pick a black woman for President, anyway.

    What about vice president? Where’s my Pokemon Points calculator? Two women gets you no extra points. A black woman and a black man wastes points. Don’t forget, having a white man being subservient to the black woman President would have excellent Progressive optics. But Democrats can’t have a white man anywhere near their ticket, can they? Wait, there is a way!

    I’m betting gay white man.

    Michelle Obama and Pete Buttigieg, 2020. Oval Office Politics, solved.

  8. Roger says: • Website

    Biden is doomed. No amount of apologizing to Anita Hill, or explaining his inappropriate touching behavior, or attacking whites in Charlottesville, is going to be good enough to win Democrat primaries. He is a straight white Christian man, and does not have the right image.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Desiderius
    , @J.Ross
  9. So, is Lunchbucket Joe telling us it is OK to lynch the black guy?

  10. Altai says:
    @Roger

    It was never about winning, merely being another body to split primary votes and allow super delegates to enter during the first round to keep Sanders out again. That’s why there are 20 candidates most of whom are utterly unremarkable.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  11. They take it personally for decades, or until something more important comes along and grabs their attention. Unfortunately, nothing more important ever comes along. It’s because they are important. The reason why they are important is that they are so balanced, and women, and stuff.

  12. @Oleaginous Outrager

    It’s junior high forever and always…

    And the “mean girls” are named Paula, Kathleen, and Juanita. Don’t listen to anything they say about the hottie boy!

  13. @Desiderius

    I wouldn’t expect otherwise from the female of the species, but how has it become the default emotional state for modern American society?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @JRM
  14. Logan says:

    In my not inconsiderable experience, office politics is far more popular as an avocation among women than men.

  15. @Roger

    If the Rs can nominate Trump the Ds can nominate Biden. It would be the perfect way to transition to (much) lower IQ presidents.

  16. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Modernism decided the shoulders of giants was way too low for their aims.

  17. Maybe barefoot and pregnant isn’t a bad idea after all?

    • LOL: MBlanc46
  18. We are actually witness to a great experiment.

    Back went I was a teenager, I was hearing all this noise about how wonderful it would be if “women were in charge”. Because they are more sensible, less prone to fighting (wars) to prove who is on top, more in touch with their feelings, less ideological, more practically minded and focused on fixing what’s wrong, etc. etc. etc. Sounded like b.s. to me, but what the heck did I know?

    We have been–foolishly–conducting a test. And the results are coming in. We’re getting a real good idea of what having women in charge looks like.

  19. The essence of the Age of Women is that everybody takes everything personally and nobody ever gets over their Office Politics complaints, even after decades.

    Boom! Sailer nails it. “Takes everything personally”.

    But to be fair to the fairer sex the key word here is “personally“. Every story of the boy paying attention to the girl with nicer, straighter hair … in junior high school! … will be with us for 70 odd years.

    But at least, in 2080 our grandchildren won’t have to listen to some woman babbling about the Aquacaust–how their Great Aunt Nancy couldn’t get her fish tank space 100 years before.

  20. @Desiderius

    There’s a reason why all the D female candidates are bombing. Everyone is sick of their shit.

    Agreed. Most married guys hear some version of this all the time from their wives, because that’s how women roll. But who needs more of it?

  21. Anonymous[275] • Disclaimer says:

    You know those unintentionally comic polls of Americans estimating 30% of the country is black (and/or 10% is gay)? If you asked liberals Family-Feud-style to name the most tragic news events of 2002-to-2015 I bet 28% would name “Patriarchy’s harassment of Anita Hill,” second only to “FDR-era redlining” at 31% & climbing. (Big change from when they took the poll in 2008 and the surveyed liberals chose “Unmarried gays/AIDS” at 77%)

    • Replies: @SFG
  22. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    In a poll of all Americans conducted in year 1 A.N. (After Nipsey), 19% said they were regular listeners of Joe Biden from his “Morning Joe” radio program on NPR, while 16% believed the Ravens should keep him as starting QB and 10% didn’t understand why he’d need to apologize to the Florida orange juice lady

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  23. Tulip says:

    When is some journalist going to ask Creepy Joe if its okay to be white?

  24. @Mike_from_SGV

    No, there’s a (little, very little) money to be made by joining one of the many mean-girl workplace cliques. There are a few all-young-chick workplaces, like Hooters, but most of these female workplace cliques are based on mutual womb productivity and mutual, back-watching, excused absenteeism, assumimg you are one of the junior-high-inspired in-crowd in the majority-mom workplaces.

    Unless they are in the IT department, there aren’t many men around to harass the gals in many of America’s corporate back offices and government agencies. If it’s like junior high, it’s one of the all-girl junior high schools. Those diverse, single-gender schools are sold as building “strong women” since the girls aren’t distracted by competing for the attention of boys.

    I bet they still find a way to establish a petty pecking order.

    An interesting twist on the baby-focused, absenteeism-protection-gang hierarchy in the all-mom workplaces involves the work settings with one male employee. It sets up a social dynamic in which—no matter how taken, non-flirty, attractive or un-attractive this man is—the cattiness takes on a different flavor than in the all-mom workplaces.

    This happens when the one male is not a gay male, but a straight male, even one who normally wouldn’t be in the middle of cat-fighting women, trying to establish where they fit in the hotness hierarchy. In a one-man workplace, he finds himself ensnarled in a competitive fervor that is not related to the work.

    I saw the most absurd example of this in an especially low-paying job, with a lot of middle-aged mommas trying to compete for the hotness crown with a 17-year-old cheerleader type. They were competing for the attention of the sole male in the building: a married man who was about as non-flirty as any straight male could be.

    His wife was prettier than any of the middle-aged women, and in a much higher-paying profession, making their catty competitiveness all the more ridiculous. This very married man was definitely not flirting with the young, drop-dead-gorgeous girl or any of the other young girls employed there.

    Yet, the “motherly,” middle-aged females gathered around this actual high school girl, delivering lots of aggressive comments about her physical appearance, some of which were back-handed compliments. She just walked away from them, mid-sentence, which was smart. She left the mommas agog and silent.

    She could also do it in that type of job, whereas office jobs offer little escape from cubicle theatrics of all kinds.

    This type of thing is why I do not buy sexual harassment complaints in most cases. I am sure that real sexual harrasment—you sleep with them or else—has happened to a few women, mostly beautuful women competing for the big-bucks slots.

    But catty competiveness over nothing—over the non-monetized pecking-order perks of being the reigning hottie in a $10-per-hour job—is far more common.

    Until this sort of thing vanishes from workplaces, I will not believe women who claim to be so disturbed by sexual harrasment. I even worked in one place where 2 of the prettiest, young women in the building were in a protracted cat fight over……a…..gay…young….man’s attention.

    I was not even aware of what that workplace tension was about until informed about it by a younger colleague who regarded it as ridiculous. These young women—competing for a man at work who wasn’t interested in either one of them—were nice to everyone but each other and otherwise hardworking.

    If women are so concerned about sexual harrasment, why are they so competitive over these non-work-related things across different types of workplaces?

    There’s this crap and the cognitive dissonance between their cloying, baby-mommy-themed bonding parties at work and the ganging up on the non culture fits, the chasing of their far less absentee and often higher-selling competition out the door, using very underhanded and flat-out mean gangland methods.

    Women aren’t perfectly behaved at work any more than men.

  25. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Roger

    Plus, this hilariously orthogonal Anita Hill UFO visit is like Biden Problem Nimber 3,451.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  26. Malcolm Y says:

    Joe Biden and Anita Hill the perfect couple to perform a minuet of titanic stupidity.

  27. Lagertha says:

    The irony I have seen since leaving HS: the kids who knew what they wanted to do/what they were naturally drawn to/knew the work to get there, were far, far happier, and more successful, than the people who squandered years getting advanced degrees, climbing the corporate ladder, eschewing decent life partners who could have treated them well. And, accruing incredible wealth does not feed the hole they have…the grievances they carry.

    It seems every person walking on earth (in Western countries) harbors grievances from HS & MS. Basically, I learned years ago, that being happy and content is shockingly unique!

  28. @J.Ross

    He’s doing it to get the A for Effort from his base.

  29. SFG says:
    @Anonymous

    Given that Hill testified in 1991, seems unlikely.

  30. JRM says:
    @Oleaginous Outrager

    “I wouldn’t expect otherwise from the female of the species, but how has it become the default emotional state for modern American society?”

    You’re correct. The “how has it become the default” question has a long (and I suspect one you already know) answer, but the conclusion we must draw is that we have become a feminized society.

    The last male-only enclaves are the very hard, very dirty blue-collar jobs we still have here; I imagine these jobs will be held by males until they are robotized. We are left with the jobs women don’t want.

  31. I remember watching the Anita Hill testimony on TV and it was much ado about nothing. She just came out with the vaguest innuendo about Thomas occasionally mentioning watching a pornographic movie, or saying that there was a pubic hair in his coke.

    These people were grown ups and lawyers, and in every workplace there is going to be a bit of off color banter at times. It is hardly unknown for black men to sexually harass black women in the workplace, but most black women are capable of giving as good as they get and would laugh it off.

    Biden, as a Democrat, would have been all in favor of trying to derail Thomas, who was nominated by GW Bush, if there was a way to do it. It was not Biden’s fault that Thomas, the man who allegedly sexually harassed Anita Hill, got onto the Supreme Court, and if she is still angry about anyone, it should be Thomas.

    Having had her little shot at making history by trying to keep Thomas off the Supreme Court, Hill is now hoping for a little bit more fame by bringing down Biden.

    Having said that, Biden is another deadbeat presidential candidate like Hillary Clinton. Both have made a lifelong career of running for POTUS without really having any useful ideas or history of effective leadership. If he wins the Democratic Party nomination and runs against Trump, the worst president in US history, this will be yet another case of the Democrats snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and the US will get the president it deserves.

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