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My pronouns are Who, Whom, Yourselves, Hey, You! and Whatever …
My prepositions are Notwithstanding and À La.
My interjections are Uh-Oh and Gott Im Himmel.
My adverbs are Bumptiously, Dilapidatedly, Unabashedly and Swimmingly.
My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).

 
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  1. 🙂

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    "Steve feeling extra spicy"

    That makes two of us. Steve feels spicy because living in bandit country gives him the tingles. Soon he'll venture out to Pacoima to buy a drop gun and slip it in his coat pocket. And then there's me who has finally reclaimed Copland's Appalachian Spring after one of Al Gore's horrid daughters used it for her grotesque wedding lo those many years past. Such a delightful piece of music. Leave it to a homosexual Jew to make me feel enthused about America again.

  2. My pronouns are “he-male” (groan!) and “attachment”.

  3. You can call me anything except late for supper.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  4. Just so long you don’t use

    Cherry picked

    Sadly (when meaning “unfortunately” or maybe “inexcusably”)

    Denier (whether applied to historical, political, scientific matters or some blend)

    Misinformation

    Debunked

    Sustainable

    Fact checked

    Tell me iSteve people, did I miss any?

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Inquiring Mind

    I loathe "fun" used as an adjective. I also loathe appropriate/inappropriate which combine simple suitable/unsuitable with a rich flavour of Stalinism.

    , @houston 1992
    @Inquiring Mind

    also the overused expression "caught up with ...."

    , @odin
    @Inquiring Mind

    Not sure I follow. Can you unpack that?

    , @anonymous
    @Inquiring Mind

    more for the list of "don't use" terms:

    -climate change

    -reproductive choice

    -pay equity

    -marriage equality

    -systemic racism

    -black lives matter

    -diversity (is a strength)

    -Latinx

    -hate crimes

    Basically any term/phrase coined by out-of-touch, eggheaded leftist intellectuals, comfortably ensconced in the rarified air of their Ivory Towers, and then subsequently promoted by the MSM megaphone.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

  5. OT – Unexpectedly!

    Los Angeles Residents Stunned As Violent Crimes Creep Into Wealthier Communities

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/never-seen-anything-it-los-angeles-residents-stunned-violent-crimes-creep-wealthier

    Meanwhile, in Chicago:

    Video shows semi-truck dragging vehicle on I-294 with driver still inside.

    https://wgntv.com/news/video-shows-semi-truck-dragging-vehicle-on-i-294-with-driver-still-inside/

  6. Steve, being a late Baby Boomer, must be familiar with the Beatles song about the best pronouns:

    “I, Me, Mine”

    About the only waltz I can think of the Beatles ever recorded.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Paleo Liberal

    Unappreciated waltzes!!! They make my list of top not-yet-cancelled YouTube videos....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmCHhGT7KkQ

    obviously a failure of the Algorithm of Sauron. as soon as it's fixed, every image or soundbite from the great Derb will be deleted...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3zscFHbi68

    "the accusation". LOL. Comedy gold. With humor like this, who could be anti-semitic?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY298YD2kZw

    Waltzes... red Russian or white Russian? White anything still exists?

    , @MEH 0910
    @Paleo Liberal

    The Beatles : Get Back - I Me Mine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF3M3h34tHM
    Nov 26, 2021

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  7. My pronouns are so forth and so on and what have you. Those aren’t pronouns you say? Well they identify as pronouns, so there you fascist!

    • LOL: dearieme
  8. You should add Brilliant! (in a British accent.)

  9. @Paleo Liberal
    Steve, being a late Baby Boomer, must be familiar with the Beatles song about the best pronouns:

    “I, Me, Mine”

    About the only waltz I can think of the Beatles ever recorded.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @MEH 0910

    Unappreciated waltzes!!! They make my list of top not-yet-cancelled YouTube videos….

    obviously a failure of the Algorithm of Sauron. as soon as it’s fixed, every image or soundbite from the great Derb will be deleted…

    “the accusation”. LOL. Comedy gold. With humor like this, who could be anti-semitic?

    Waltzes… red Russian or white Russian? White anything still exists?

  10. And your Question should be : Really?

  11. They tried that ‘what is your pronoun?’ crap with my daughter at college orientation a few years back. She didn’t even know what they were talking about.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @MGB

    Yet you had her keep going there and paid them for years.

    Replies: @MGB

  12. Steve, that was a brilliant-without-the-Brit-accent idea, and funny ones at that. Thanks. The more we all make fun of these woke turds, the better.

  13. Gott Im Himmel.

    Steve, was your dad Swiss? Swiss background? Or your mom? I vaguely remember you mentioning “Swiss” as one parental background–but could be completely wrong. I’d assume an immigrant parent or grandparent would be the reason for the Gott Im Himmel expression.

  14. 3 types of people- Triple Vaxxed, Double Vaxxed and the Unvaxxed.

    Unvaxxed are a small minority of Americans. Just 20% of adults remain unvaxxxed (mostly Blacks and conservatives under the age of 50). But the minority of unvaxxed is growing daily as millions refuse to get the booster and will soon become part of the unvaxxed minority. The new variant , Omicron, only infects fully vaccinated folks….No cases among the unvaxxed have been found.

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Travis

    Colleges and our military still accept heterosexual males but they forbid the unvaccinated from attending most Universities or enlisting in the Military , even if they are queer or trannies.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Travis

    "Vaxxed, masked, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

    - Dean of Student Stupidity to delinquent of Omicron House.

  15. @Paleo Liberal
    Steve, being a late Baby Boomer, must be familiar with the Beatles song about the best pronouns:

    “I, Me, Mine”

    About the only waltz I can think of the Beatles ever recorded.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @MEH 0910

    The Beatles : Get Back – I Me Mine

    Nov 26, 2021

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @MEH 0910

    Second Beatles comment in a post that's supposed to be about Steve and his many aliases and zero to do with this ancient band. You Boomers just can't let go of the Luckiest Gypsy, the Only Talented and Cute One, Arthur C. Clark but with Girls, and Yoko Ono's Avatar.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  16. My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).

    So you are a visitor from The World of Null-A? Seems logical…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @jb



    My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).
     
    So you are a visitor from The World of Null-A? Seems logical…
     
    Or Steve is a fan of Jeremy Clarkson.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BZLFIRkPmcE

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUtMEJdvqM

    Replies: @jb

  17. The iSteve is doing swimmingly, notwithstanding yourselves.

  18. My prepositions are Notwithstanding and À La.

    Don’t use notwithstanding at the Supreme Court, or your case might be dismissed. À la is French and feminine but, unlike employee, at least it isn’t passive. Yours should be au. As in au jus, au gratin, au revoir.

    Gender in English survives only in pronouns, but Finnish goes further, with a unisex pronoun. This coincidentally parallels Scandinavian gender, in which masculine and feminine have combined into “common” while neuter survives. (As in Dutch as well; in the Romance languages, masculine and neuter merged.)

    Finnish also lacks prepositions. It has the occasional postposition (e.g., alla, “under”). But the role of our prepositions is taken up by those 15 or 16 cases which scare people away. These actually make this part of the language easier than it is in German or Russian, where one has to remember which case goes with each preposition, further complicated by gender and number. 1 x 16 = 16. 3 x 2 x 6 = 36.

    Turkish, which may or may not be distantly related to Finnish, also lacks gender. Unlike the Finns, they don’t distinguish between he/she and it, either. Greek, in contrast, has three genders.

    So for a “non-sexist” example to follow, look to Istanbul, not Constantinople.

  19. Anonymous[380] • Disclaimer says:

    This gender thing is weird. It is at once bio-sexual and anti-bio-sexual.

    There are so many ways to define oneself: height, weight, IQ, cultural preference, educational attainment, profession or expertise, hobby, etc.
    Indeed, I recall some yearbooks asked people to include their interests. So, followed by the photo and name would be hobbies like ‘hiking’ or ‘woodworking’ or ‘violin’.

    But now, it’s about pronouns. It’s sort of like revenge of Freud with his theories about genitals and this or that fixation.

    But if Freudianism was bio-sexual(based on genitalia), the idea behind ‘pronounsense’, though fixated on sexual identity, invokes ‘gender’ to undermine genital-identity by claiming that one’s sexual identity is irrespective of one’s genitals. So, one can have a male genital and still be female. But then, if having a male genital can still mean you’re female, it would assume that the male genital isn’t necessarily male… which confuses matters even further. So, a woman who thinks she’s a man isn’t necessary a man with a pussy, female genitalia, but a man with a male pussy… if that makes any sense. And a man who says he’s a woman isn’t a woman with a male genital, aka pud, but a woman with a female pud.

    This is what makes the pronounsense a sort of mind game attractive to ‘intellectual’ types. If pronouns were sanely based on genitals, a man saying he is a ‘he’ would be a no-brainer and utterly redundant. And a woman saying she’s a ‘she’ would be DUH! It’d be like someone putting down ‘human’ next to his name. (Maybe there will come a time when species will be deconstructed to a point where someone identifies as pan-simian.) But the parlor game of gendermania makes the pronounsensers feel so smart and ‘more evolved’ in their ‘intellectual’ game of gender peekaboo. It’s the kind of conceit that only the smarty-pants could fall for.

    “My identity is defined by what’s between my legs, but my ‘mind’ decides whether it’s male or female or something other.” A kind of bio-nihilism.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    This gender thing is weird. It is at once bio-sexual and anti-bio-sexual.
     
    Feminism insists on downplaying any large differences between the sexes, while exaggerating the small ones. The one consistency is the contrarianism. They determine what regular people think, accept, and like, and argue the opposite.


    A woman who, at the mall, goes into the restroom has more in common with the strangers therein than with the male relatives waiting outside.
  20. I like our neighbors to the north who just use “Eh!”

    Canada: “A whole lotta space for not a lotta people” (from the video).

  21. Best pronoun… Y’all

    (Worst…. Thee/Thou)

    And kicking off the Christmas season,
    Bystanders booed as the far-right Patriot Front staged a rally in Washington DC to ‘reclaim America’
    with photos and video,
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bystanders-booed-as-the-far-right-patriot-front-staged-a-rally-in-washington-dc-to-reclaim-america/ar-AARumCS?ocid=msedgntp

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @RobinG


    Best pronoun… Y’all. (Worst…. Thee/Thou)
     
    As long as the commies are screwing up our pronouns, as a traditionalist I'd like to reintroduce thee/thou/thy/thine.

    In Deutsch, the formal is Sie (English Thou) and the familiar is Du (English You). (If I remember correctly.) I worked with Germanic Swissies for years and greatly admire the race. The old school management could work with coworkers for years, decades and never relax to Du. They would always retain the formal "Sie" in a work setting.

    It sounds a little Amish, but the more formal the better.

    Replies: @RobinG

  22. Pop quizlet: There is in fact one English word, a noun and adjective, that takes an ‘e’ on the end for females. Can anyone tell the class what it is?

    W.K.K.

    (Pronouns: it*, that, this, these, those, which, what, and THOT)

    *See my commentary on Martin Buber, ‘Es Und Es’, which proves that all human relationships are It/It.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Blonde

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    , @Alan D
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Is the word blond/blonde?

    By the way, in French there is one adjective which can only be feminine - "enceinte", meaning pregnant. Those un-Woke French people don't know that a man can be pregnant!

    Alan D
    Pronouns qwer, asdf and zxcv (look at your keyboard. You can pronounce them as he, him and his if you like.)

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    , @SafeNow
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Fiance and fiancee.
    The former is a guy who is engaged. The latter is a gal who is engaged. Thus, add an extra e for female.

    Replies: @Etruscan Film Star, @Wendy K. Kroy

  23. My pronouns are ‘dizzam, yo!” and “my ninja!” the exclamation points are not optional.

  24. Gott Im Himmel.

    The “I” is not capitalized in “im.”

    • Agree: Liza
  25. Steve Sailer is 21st century Schizoid Man.

  26. Bob Dole is gone. He will always be remembered as the co-answer to that Tuesday clue in a November 1996 NYT crossword. Both “BOBDOLE” and “CLINTON” worked in the same space, paired with “ELECTED”.

    Dole never got the title of oldest living retired Senator. James Buckley, four months older, is still alive. Jimmy Carter was born a year after them but, as a Georgian, could vote earlier. He was given the franchise in 1943. Buckley and Dole had to wait until 1945.

    Nor was Dole the longest-lived Kansan Republican, let alone Kansan or Republican, in politics. Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days. Strom Thurmond lived to 100 and 183 days, having enjoyed six months of retirement.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar

    I remember when Bob Dole was on a television talk show and when asked what his role would be if his wife became POTUS, he said his job would be to keep the lady president happy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjhc0-6eSiw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8uNG02ixA

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Reg Cæsar


    James Buckley, four months older, is still alive.
     
    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two, as he ran and won under the Conservative Party label. The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.

    Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days
     
    Landon is also the namesake of the community college Mike Seaver attended on Growing Pains, which was set on Long Island. The connection was that he also attended Thomas Dewey High School, who was an actual New Yorker, so they continued the joke by using someone else who lost to FDR.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

  27. @Anonymous
    This gender thing is weird. It is at once bio-sexual and anti-bio-sexual.

    There are so many ways to define oneself: height, weight, IQ, cultural preference, educational attainment, profession or expertise, hobby, etc.
    Indeed, I recall some yearbooks asked people to include their interests. So, followed by the photo and name would be hobbies like 'hiking' or 'woodworking' or 'violin'.

    But now, it's about pronouns. It's sort of like revenge of Freud with his theories about genitals and this or that fixation.

    But if Freudianism was bio-sexual(based on genitalia), the idea behind 'pronounsense', though fixated on sexual identity, invokes 'gender' to undermine genital-identity by claiming that one's sexual identity is irrespective of one's genitals. So, one can have a male genital and still be female. But then, if having a male genital can still mean you're female, it would assume that the male genital isn't necessarily male... which confuses matters even further. So, a woman who thinks she's a man isn't necessary a man with a pussy, female genitalia, but a man with a male pussy... if that makes any sense. And a man who says he's a woman isn't a woman with a male genital, aka pud, but a woman with a female pud.

    This is what makes the pronounsense a sort of mind game attractive to 'intellectual' types. If pronouns were sanely based on genitals, a man saying he is a 'he' would be a no-brainer and utterly redundant. And a woman saying she's a 'she' would be DUH! It'd be like someone putting down 'human' next to his name. (Maybe there will come a time when species will be deconstructed to a point where someone identifies as pan-simian.) But the parlor game of gendermania makes the pronounsensers feel so smart and 'more evolved' in their 'intellectual' game of gender peekaboo. It's the kind of conceit that only the smarty-pants could fall for.

    "My identity is defined by what's between my legs, but my 'mind' decides whether it's male or female or something other." A kind of bio-nihilism.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    This gender thing is weird. It is at once bio-sexual and anti-bio-sexual.

    Feminism insists on downplaying any large differences between the sexes, while exaggerating the small ones. The one consistency is the contrarianism. They determine what regular people think, accept, and like, and argue the opposite.

    A woman who, at the mall, goes into the restroom has more in common with the strangers therein than with the male relatives waiting outside.

  28. The (in)famous “Notwithstanding” clause of the Canadian Constitution:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_33_of_the_Canadian_Charter_of_Rights_and_Freedoms

    “The Parliament of Canada, a provincial legislature or a territorial legislature may declare that one of its laws or part of a law applies temporarily (“notwithstanding”) countermanding sections of the Charter (of Rights and Freedoms), thereby nullifying any judicial review by overriding the Charter protections for a limited period of time. This is done by including a section in the law clearly specifying which rights have been overridden. A simple majority vote in any of Canada’s 14 jurisdictions may suspend the core rights of the Charter.”

    • Replies: @odin
    @Voltarde


    A simple majority vote in any of Canada’s 14 jurisdictions may suspend the core rights of the Charter.
     
    Covid update:

    Our courts have enthusiastically endorsed every authoritarian measure the various legislatures have come up with.

    No reference to the "notwithstanding" clause has been needed.

    Replies: @JR Ewing

  29. While this is very funny and all (well – not really), I find it a bit strange to read such silly trifles as the world is literally going to Hell.

    The Great Replacement almost complete, white people becoming refugees in their own countries, energy / economy crisis accelerating, transgender stuff being pushed very hard even for children, police asking for “vaccine papers please” in lots of Europeans countries as if you were in a communist state, and a bizarre worldwide persecution of people who do not want to take an experimental mRNA shot that doesn’t even seem to work.

    (I notice we haven’t heard much from Big Pharma resident That Would be Trolling since they declared “boosters every three months” and still not stopping spread.)

    Things are becoming very bad, very fast.

    I don’t know, nothing against humour, but it just doesn’t seem like a very serious blog anymore.

    Sorry, perhaps I’m just in a bad mood.

  30. More Wisconsin-generated iSteve content, this time relevant to Steve’s own republic:

    5 California Residents Infected with Omicron After Wisconsin Wedding

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Reg Cæsar

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID. The man, - who was one of the first to test positive for the Omicron strain in the US, was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10276247/Friends-Minnesota-man-Omicron-variant-tested-positive-Covid.html

    My daughter wanted to attend the anime convention in NY , but was denied entry because she is unvaxxed. Yet so far 100% of the dozens of people infected with Omicron are fully vaxxed. This is really an epidemic of the vaxxed today. Despite forcing attendees to be fully vaxxed and masked more than a dozen of those who attended now have COVID. Further evidence that the vaccines and masks do not stop the spread.

    Steve will not longer discuss COVID and never discussed the boosters. He was fooled once with the efficacy studies done by Pfizer and thus refuses to endorse the boosters which have no efficacy or safety studies completed at this time.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @RobinG

  31. @Inquiring Mind
    Just so long you don't use

    Cherry picked

    Sadly (when meaning "unfortunately" or maybe "inexcusably")

    Denier (whether applied to historical, political, scientific matters or some blend)

    Misinformation

    Debunked

    Sustainable

    Fact checked

    Tell me iSteve people, did I miss any?

    Replies: @dearieme, @houston 1992, @odin, @anonymous

    I loathe “fun” used as an adjective. I also loathe appropriate/inappropriate which combine simple suitable/unsuitable with a rich flavour of Stalinism.

    • Agree: Etruscan Film Star
  32. OT: Mob of young blacks attack a bus driver for no reason:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/12/boy-shot-cta-bus-driver-beaten-as-large-group-of-juveniles-flood-the-loop-and-millennium-park.html

    Chicago has been suffering from “Large Group Incidents.” You can’t run a society like this.

  33. @Wendy K. Kroy
    Pop quizlet: There is in fact one English word, a noun and adjective, that takes an 'e' on the end for females. Can anyone tell the class what it is?

    W.K.K.

    (Pronouns: it*, that, this, these, those, which, what, and THOT)

    *See my commentary on Martin Buber, 'Es Und Es', which proves that all human relationships are It/It.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Alan D, @SafeNow

    Blonde

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @dearieme

    Correct.

  34. @Inquiring Mind
    Just so long you don't use

    Cherry picked

    Sadly (when meaning "unfortunately" or maybe "inexcusably")

    Denier (whether applied to historical, political, scientific matters or some blend)

    Misinformation

    Debunked

    Sustainable

    Fact checked

    Tell me iSteve people, did I miss any?

    Replies: @dearieme, @houston 1992, @odin, @anonymous

    also the overused expression “caught up with ….”

  35. @Travis
    3 types of people- Triple Vaxxed, Double Vaxxed and the Unvaxxed.

    Unvaxxed are a small minority of Americans. Just 20% of adults remain unvaxxxed (mostly Blacks and conservatives under the age of 50). But the minority of unvaxxed is growing daily as millions refuse to get the booster and will soon become part of the unvaxxed minority. The new variant , Omicron, only infects fully vaccinated folks....No cases among the unvaxxed have been found.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Achmed E. Newman

    Colleges and our military still accept heterosexual males but they forbid the unvaccinated from attending most Universities or enlisting in the Military , even if they are queer or trannies.

  36. @Wendy K. Kroy
    Pop quizlet: There is in fact one English word, a noun and adjective, that takes an 'e' on the end for females. Can anyone tell the class what it is?

    W.K.K.

    (Pronouns: it*, that, this, these, those, which, what, and THOT)

    *See my commentary on Martin Buber, 'Es Und Es', which proves that all human relationships are It/It.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Alan D, @SafeNow

    Is the word blond/blonde?

    By the way, in French there is one adjective which can only be feminine – “enceinte”, meaning pregnant. Those un-Woke French people don’t know that a man can be pregnant!

    Alan D
    Pronouns qwer, asdf and zxcv (look at your keyboard. You can pronounce them as he, him and his if you like.)

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @Alan D

    Correct.

    I haven't looked at my keyboard for a few decades -- not since the only actually important class I ever took in public education, Touch Typing -- but I will.

  37. @RobinG
    Best pronoun... Y'all

    (Worst.... Thee/Thou)

    And kicking off the Christmas season,
    Bystanders booed as the far-right Patriot Front staged a rally in Washington DC to 'reclaim America'
    with photos and video,
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bystanders-booed-as-the-far-right-patriot-front-staged-a-rally-in-washington-dc-to-reclaim-america/ar-AARumCS?ocid=msedgntp

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    Best pronoun… Y’all. (Worst…. Thee/Thou)

    As long as the commies are screwing up our pronouns, as a traditionalist I’d like to reintroduce thee/thou/thy/thine.

    In Deutsch, the formal is Sie (English Thou) and the familiar is Du (English You). (If I remember correctly.) I worked with Germanic Swissies for years and greatly admire the race. The old school management could work with coworkers for years, decades and never relax to Du. They would always retain the formal “Sie” in a work setting.

    It sounds a little Amish, but the more formal the better.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    @Wade Hampton

    [Groan.] To each thine own.

  38. anonymous[549] • Disclaimer says:

    One of Steve’s chosen words up above, echoes a famous scene from a classic Three Stooges short, which Steve likely saw on TV as a kid

    The Three Stooges have been ‘taught manners’ and are introduced to some high-society ladies

    Here’s the scene, 15 seconds

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    Thanks.

  39. I used “whom” in a sentence to an 8-year-old boy, and he accused me of using a made-up word.

  40. @Reg Cæsar
    Bob Dole is gone. He will always be remembered as the co-answer to that Tuesday clue in a November 1996 NYT crossword. Both "BOBDOLE" and "CLINTON" worked in the same space, paired with "ELECTED".

    Dole never got the title of oldest living retired Senator. James Buckley, four months older, is still alive. Jimmy Carter was born a year after them but, as a Georgian, could vote earlier. He was given the franchise in 1943. Buckley and Dole had to wait until 1945.

    Nor was Dole the longest-lived Kansan Republican, let alone Kansan or Republican, in politics. Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days. Strom Thurmond lived to 100 and 183 days, having enjoyed six months of retirement.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @ScarletNumber

    I remember when Bob Dole was on a television talk show and when asked what his role would be if his wife became POTUS, he said his job would be to keep the lady president happy.

  41. If we get to choose our own titles, I’ll start insisting that everyone I meet addresses me as “milord”. Always liked the sound of that. “Massa” might be pushing it.

  42. My pronouns are who/whom.

  43. @Wendy K. Kroy
    Pop quizlet: There is in fact one English word, a noun and adjective, that takes an 'e' on the end for females. Can anyone tell the class what it is?

    W.K.K.

    (Pronouns: it*, that, this, these, those, which, what, and THOT)

    *See my commentary on Martin Buber, 'Es Und Es', which proves that all human relationships are It/It.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Alan D, @SafeNow

    Fiance and fiancee.
    The former is a guy who is engaged. The latter is a gal who is engaged. Thus, add an extra e for female.

    • Replies: @Etruscan Film Star
    @SafeNow

    No. You mean fiancé and fiancée.

    Replies: @SafeNow

    , @Wendy K. Kroy
    @SafeNow

    Well, it turns out that Merriam-Webster’s currently classifies 'fiancé' and 'fiancée' as English, so one is compelled to say you're right.

    Giving in on this sort of thing may also be simply the best general policy, given how for so long so many troubles, in so many areas of human life, have traced their origins to differences over whether something is really French or not.

    WKK

  44. @Travis
    3 types of people- Triple Vaxxed, Double Vaxxed and the Unvaxxed.

    Unvaxxed are a small minority of Americans. Just 20% of adults remain unvaxxxed (mostly Blacks and conservatives under the age of 50). But the minority of unvaxxed is growing daily as millions refuse to get the booster and will soon become part of the unvaxxed minority. The new variant , Omicron, only infects fully vaccinated folks....No cases among the unvaxxed have been found.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Achmed E. Newman

    “Vaxxed, masked, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

    – Dean of Student Stupidity to delinquent of Omicron House.

  45. @Reg Cæsar
    Bob Dole is gone. He will always be remembered as the co-answer to that Tuesday clue in a November 1996 NYT crossword. Both "BOBDOLE" and "CLINTON" worked in the same space, paired with "ELECTED".

    Dole never got the title of oldest living retired Senator. James Buckley, four months older, is still alive. Jimmy Carter was born a year after them but, as a Georgian, could vote earlier. He was given the franchise in 1943. Buckley and Dole had to wait until 1945.

    Nor was Dole the longest-lived Kansan Republican, let alone Kansan or Republican, in politics. Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days. Strom Thurmond lived to 100 and 183 days, having enjoyed six months of retirement.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @ScarletNumber

    James Buckley, four months older, is still alive.

    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two, as he ran and won under the Conservative Party label. The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.

    Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days

    Landon is also the namesake of the community college Mike Seaver attended on Growing Pains, which was set on Long Island. The connection was that he also attended Thomas Dewey High School, who was an actual New Yorker, so they continued the joke by using someone else who lost to FDR.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @ScarletNumber


    The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.
     
    Goodell was a conservative in the House because he felt he owed it to his constituents. He was a progressive in the Senate because he felt he owed it to Nelson Rockefeller.

    1970 was also the election which elected the Legislature that repealed the 1970 bill that legalized elective abortion. The Governor cut short a trip abroad to veto it in person.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @ScarletNumber


    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two...
     
    There are Harry F Byrd, Jr and Dxʷshudičup, better known by his one-spirit name.

    However, they were independents, not party members. Dean Barkley of the Reform Party served out Paul Wellstone's term in 2002-3.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

  46. @Reg Cæsar
    More Wisconsin-generated iSteve content, this time relevant to Steve's own republic:


    5 California Residents Infected with Omicron After Wisconsin Wedding

    Replies: @Travis

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID. The man, – who was one of the first to test positive for the Omicron strain in the US, was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10276247/Friends-Minnesota-man-Omicron-variant-tested-positive-Covid.html

    My daughter wanted to attend the anime convention in NY , but was denied entry because she is unvaxxed. Yet so far 100% of the dozens of people infected with Omicron are fully vaxxed. This is really an epidemic of the vaxxed today. Despite forcing attendees to be fully vaxxed and masked more than a dozen of those who attended now have COVID. Further evidence that the vaccines and masks do not stop the spread.

    Steve will not longer discuss COVID and never discussed the boosters. He was fooled once with the efficacy studies done by Pfizer and thus refuses to endorse the boosters which have no efficacy or safety studies completed at this time.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Travis


    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID.
     
    Given that he was attending an anime convention and has "anime friends", I would dispute that he is a "man". More like an overgrown child.
    , @RobinG
    @Travis


    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron
     
    Why did he get tested? Did he have symptoms?

    15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID.
     
    Were any of them sick? Weren't all attendees urged to get tested, just for data?
  47. The thing about pronouns is that the pronoun that refers to the person to whom you are speaking is “you.’ If I say “he” or “she,” I’m referring to someone other than the person to whom I am talking. So the people excited about pronouns are claiming a right to control how you speak about them. Why isn’t it a thought crime to refer to someone as “that asshoe/” Or is that coming?

  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://twitter.com/Pyrimidsofdan/status/1467401224949432321

    :)

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Steve feeling extra spicy”

    That makes two of us. Steve feels spicy because living in bandit country gives him the tingles. Soon he’ll venture out to Pacoima to buy a drop gun and slip it in his coat pocket. And then there’s me who has finally reclaimed Copland’s Appalachian Spring after one of Al Gore’s horrid daughters used it for her grotesque wedding lo those many years past. Such a delightful piece of music. Leave it to a homosexual Jew to make me feel enthused about America again.

  49. I regret to inform you all that at my university, in the personal settings page, only a few pronouns are available in a short drop down menu. You can’t input your own. That’s not at all what we fought for!

  50. ‘My pronouns are Who, Whom, Yourselves, Hey, You! and Whatever …
    My prepositions are Notwithstanding and À La.
    My interjections are Uh-Oh and Gott Im Himmel.
    My adverbs are Bumptiously, Dilapidatedly, Unabashedly and Swimmingly.
    My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).’

    It’s going to be almost worth rear-ending you just to hear it.

    …but only if you promise to include the Gott im Himmel.

    But seriously…

    Has anyone ever actually met anyone demanding that they be addressed as xl! — or is it just all some kind of urban legend?

    If you’ve really seen a Sasquatch, at least tell us what it was like.

  51. @MEH 0910
    @Paleo Liberal

    The Beatles : Get Back - I Me Mine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF3M3h34tHM
    Nov 26, 2021

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    Second Beatles comment in a post that’s supposed to be about Steve and his many aliases and zero to do with this ancient band. You Boomers just can’t let go of the Luckiest Gypsy, the Only Talented and Cute One, Arthur C. Clark but with Girls, and Yoko Ono’s Avatar.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @SunBakedSuburb


    Second Beatles comment in a post that’s supposed to be about Steve and his many aliases and zero to do with this ancient band.
     
    The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer | Disney+
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auta2lagtw4

    The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Be sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.
     

    Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

    An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days a Week”), with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days a Week”) and Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, the music supervisor is Giles Martin (“Rocketman”), Michael Hedges (“The Adventures of Tintin”) and Brent Burge (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serve as the series re-recording mixers, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).
     
    https://twitter.com/tal_bachman/status/1465478265993195525
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1465617300409651200

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1467058128596267008
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1467088067076902912
  52. @ScarletNumber
    @Reg Cæsar


    James Buckley, four months older, is still alive.
     
    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two, as he ran and won under the Conservative Party label. The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.

    Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days
     
    Landon is also the namesake of the community college Mike Seaver attended on Growing Pains, which was set on Long Island. The connection was that he also attended Thomas Dewey High School, who was an actual New Yorker, so they continued the joke by using someone else who lost to FDR.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.

    Goodell was a conservative in the House because he felt he owed it to his constituents. He was a progressive in the Senate because he felt he owed it to Nelson Rockefeller.

    1970 was also the election which elected the Legislature that repealed the 1970 bill that legalized elective abortion. The Governor cut short a trip abroad to veto it in person.

  53. @jb

    My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).
     
    So you are a visitor from The World of Null-A? Seems logical...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).

    So you are a visitor from The World of Null-A? Seems logical…

    Or Steve is a fan of Jeremy Clarkson.

    • Replies: @jb
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think you mean an fan.

  54. @Travis
    @Reg Cæsar

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID. The man, - who was one of the first to test positive for the Omicron strain in the US, was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10276247/Friends-Minnesota-man-Omicron-variant-tested-positive-Covid.html

    My daughter wanted to attend the anime convention in NY , but was denied entry because she is unvaxxed. Yet so far 100% of the dozens of people infected with Omicron are fully vaxxed. This is really an epidemic of the vaxxed today. Despite forcing attendees to be fully vaxxed and masked more than a dozen of those who attended now have COVID. Further evidence that the vaccines and masks do not stop the spread.

    Steve will not longer discuss COVID and never discussed the boosters. He was fooled once with the efficacy studies done by Pfizer and thus refuses to endorse the boosters which have no efficacy or safety studies completed at this time.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @RobinG

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID.

    Given that he was attending an anime convention and has “anime friends”, I would dispute that he is a “man”. More like an overgrown child.

  55. Gott im Himmel! No mention of apotheosis?

  56. @ScarletNumber
    @Reg Cæsar


    James Buckley, four months older, is still alive.
     
    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two, as he ran and won under the Conservative Party label. The Republican nominee was Charles Goodell, the father of the NFL commissioner, who was appointed after the death of RFK.

    Alf Landon lived to 100 and 33 days
     
    Landon is also the namesake of the community college Mike Seaver attended on Growing Pains, which was set on Long Island. The connection was that he also attended Thomas Dewey High School, who was an actual New Yorker, so they continued the joke by using someone else who lost to FDR.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two…

    There are Harry F Byrd, Jr and Dxʷshudičup, better known by his one-spirit name.

    However, they were independents, not party members. Dean Barkley of the Reform Party served out Paul Wellstone’s term in 2002-3.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Reg Cæsar

    I always forget about the appointed senators. You are right, of course, but even when I say New Jersey hasn't had a Republican US Senator since Bill Bradley was first elected, I am discounting the two Republican appointees that followed the resignation of Harrison Williams and the death of Frank Lautenberg.

  57. @Travis
    @Reg Cæsar

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron variant after attending NYC anime convention says 15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID. The man, - who was one of the first to test positive for the Omicron strain in the US, was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10276247/Friends-Minnesota-man-Omicron-variant-tested-positive-Covid.html

    My daughter wanted to attend the anime convention in NY , but was denied entry because she is unvaxxed. Yet so far 100% of the dozens of people infected with Omicron are fully vaxxed. This is really an epidemic of the vaxxed today. Despite forcing attendees to be fully vaxxed and masked more than a dozen of those who attended now have COVID. Further evidence that the vaccines and masks do not stop the spread.

    Steve will not longer discuss COVID and never discussed the boosters. He was fooled once with the efficacy studies done by Pfizer and thus refuses to endorse the boosters which have no efficacy or safety studies completed at this time.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @RobinG

    Minnesota man who became second in U.S. to be diagnosed with Omicron

    Why did he get tested? Did he have symptoms?

    15 of his anime friends have now also tested positive for COVID.

    Were any of them sick? Weren’t all attendees urged to get tested, just for data?

  58. @anonymous
    One of Steve's chosen words up above, echoes a famous scene from a classic Three Stooges short, which Steve likely saw on TV as a kid

    The Three Stooges have been 'taught manners' and are introduced to some high-society ladies

    Here's the scene, 15 seconds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LNhthrZx1c

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  59. @Wade Hampton
    @RobinG


    Best pronoun… Y’all. (Worst…. Thee/Thou)
     
    As long as the commies are screwing up our pronouns, as a traditionalist I'd like to reintroduce thee/thou/thy/thine.

    In Deutsch, the formal is Sie (English Thou) and the familiar is Du (English You). (If I remember correctly.) I worked with Germanic Swissies for years and greatly admire the race. The old school management could work with coworkers for years, decades and never relax to Du. They would always retain the formal "Sie" in a work setting.

    It sounds a little Amish, but the more formal the better.

    Replies: @RobinG

    [Groan.] To each thine own.

  60. @Reg Cæsar
    @ScarletNumber


    Buckley is the last US Senator to be a member of a party other than the current main two...
     
    There are Harry F Byrd, Jr and Dxʷshudičup, better known by his one-spirit name.

    However, they were independents, not party members. Dean Barkley of the Reform Party served out Paul Wellstone's term in 2002-3.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    I always forget about the appointed senators. You are right, of course, but even when I say New Jersey hasn’t had a Republican US Senator since Bill Bradley was first elected, I am discounting the two Republican appointees that followed the resignation of Harrison Williams and the death of Frank Lautenberg.

  61. @SafeNow
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Fiance and fiancee.
    The former is a guy who is engaged. The latter is a gal who is engaged. Thus, add an extra e for female.

    Replies: @Etruscan Film Star, @Wendy K. Kroy

    No. You mean fiancé and fiancée.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @Etruscan Film Star

    Thank you, Etruscan. Actually, I knew to add the accent marks, but could not figure out how to get my iPad to add these. But I was pretty sure I had the correct answer to the “extra e” question, and wanted to post it. Actually again, the correct answer was in memory in the back of my brain, but I had a few bites of Madeleine, and the information came flooding back; works every time.

    Replies: @RobinG

  62. @SunBakedSuburb
    @MEH 0910

    Second Beatles comment in a post that's supposed to be about Steve and his many aliases and zero to do with this ancient band. You Boomers just can't let go of the Luckiest Gypsy, the Only Talented and Cute One, Arthur C. Clark but with Girls, and Yoko Ono's Avatar.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    Second Beatles comment in a post that’s supposed to be about Steve and his many aliases and zero to do with this ancient band.

    The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer | Disney+

    The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Be sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

    [MORE]

    Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

    An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days a Week”), with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days a Week”) and Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, the music supervisor is Giles Martin (“Rocketman”), Michael Hedges (“The Adventures of Tintin”) and Brent Burge (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serve as the series re-recording mixers, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).

  63. @Etruscan Film Star
    @SafeNow

    No. You mean fiancé and fiancée.

    Replies: @SafeNow

    Thank you, Etruscan. Actually, I knew to add the accent marks, but could not figure out how to get my iPad to add these. But I was pretty sure I had the correct answer to the “extra e” question, and wanted to post it. Actually again, the correct answer was in memory in the back of my brain, but I had a few bites of Madeleine, and the information came flooding back; works every time.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    @SafeNow

    But it's not the right word.
    English word, a noun and adjective

    Who got blond/blonde looks good.

  64. Just the fact that you wrote this words,,
    You are weird
    Pronouns are for individuals with insecurity issues, even if these pronouns are use as a joke.

  65. @MGB
    They tried that ‘what is your pronoun?’ crap with my daughter at college orientation a few years back. She didn’t even know what they were talking about.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    Yet you had her keep going there and paid them for years.

    • Replies: @MGB
    @RadicalCenter

    She’s taken a gap year this year because she was disgusted by the covid prison they turned the school into.

  66. @Reg Cæsar
    @jb



    My articles are The and An (but not A, never A).
     
    So you are a visitor from The World of Null-A? Seems logical…
     
    Or Steve is a fan of Jeremy Clarkson.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BZLFIRkPmcE

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUtMEJdvqM

    Replies: @jb

    I think you mean an fan.

  67. @Voltarde
    The (in)famous "Notwithstanding" clause of the Canadian Constitution:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_33_of_the_Canadian_Charter_of_Rights_and_Freedoms

    "The Parliament of Canada, a provincial legislature or a territorial legislature may declare that one of its laws or part of a law applies temporarily ("notwithstanding") countermanding sections of the Charter (of Rights and Freedoms), thereby nullifying any judicial review by overriding the Charter protections for a limited period of time. This is done by including a section in the law clearly specifying which rights have been overridden. A simple majority vote in any of Canada's 14 jurisdictions may suspend the core rights of the Charter."

    Replies: @odin

    A simple majority vote in any of Canada’s 14 jurisdictions may suspend the core rights of the Charter.

    Covid update:

    Our courts have enthusiastically endorsed every authoritarian measure the various legislatures have come up with.

    No reference to the “notwithstanding” clause has been needed.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @odin

    Federalism in the United States may be on its last legs but it's not dead yet. It's the only thing at this point protecting the country, both red and blue states, from going down the bonkers rabbit hole like Canada and Europe.

    It was explained to me once that the difference between American states and Canadian provinces is the 10th Amendment. In the USA, the federal government is subordinate to the states and there are limits in instances where the constitution is silent, wherein in Canada, whatever language they have (it's obviously not called the 10th Amendment) is exactly the opposite and it empowers the federal government where the constitution is silent.

    Life is normal in most red states at this point because in most areas they are more or less beyond the reach of the feds when it comes to covid. Blue states are worse but still not as bad as they could be if these tyrannical local officials had federal mandates and enforcement backing them up.

  68. @Inquiring Mind
    Just so long you don't use

    Cherry picked

    Sadly (when meaning "unfortunately" or maybe "inexcusably")

    Denier (whether applied to historical, political, scientific matters or some blend)

    Misinformation

    Debunked

    Sustainable

    Fact checked

    Tell me iSteve people, did I miss any?

    Replies: @dearieme, @houston 1992, @odin, @anonymous

    Not sure I follow. Can you unpack that?

  69. @SafeNow
    @Etruscan Film Star

    Thank you, Etruscan. Actually, I knew to add the accent marks, but could not figure out how to get my iPad to add these. But I was pretty sure I had the correct answer to the “extra e” question, and wanted to post it. Actually again, the correct answer was in memory in the back of my brain, but I had a few bites of Madeleine, and the information came flooding back; works every time.

    Replies: @RobinG

    But it’s not the right word.
    English word, a noun and adjective

    Who got blond/blonde looks good.

  70. @RadicalCenter
    @MGB

    Yet you had her keep going there and paid them for years.

    Replies: @MGB

    She’s taken a gap year this year because she was disgusted by the covid prison they turned the school into.

  71. A 22-year old transgender swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania continued her dominant performance this season — setting numerous pool, meet and program records at a three-day event in Ohio last weekend.

    Lia Thomas blew away her competition Friday night in the 500-yard freestyle preliminaries and finals at the Zippy Invitational at the University of Akron, according to results posted by the school.

    In the finals, Thomas notched a winning time of 4:34.06 — good enough for a new Ivy League record.

  72. @odin
    @Voltarde


    A simple majority vote in any of Canada’s 14 jurisdictions may suspend the core rights of the Charter.
     
    Covid update:

    Our courts have enthusiastically endorsed every authoritarian measure the various legislatures have come up with.

    No reference to the "notwithstanding" clause has been needed.

    Replies: @JR Ewing

    Federalism in the United States may be on its last legs but it’s not dead yet. It’s the only thing at this point protecting the country, both red and blue states, from going down the bonkers rabbit hole like Canada and Europe.

    It was explained to me once that the difference between American states and Canadian provinces is the 10th Amendment. In the USA, the federal government is subordinate to the states and there are limits in instances where the constitution is silent, wherein in Canada, whatever language they have (it’s obviously not called the 10th Amendment) is exactly the opposite and it empowers the federal government where the constitution is silent.

    Life is normal in most red states at this point because in most areas they are more or less beyond the reach of the feds when it comes to covid. Blue states are worse but still not as bad as they could be if these tyrannical local officials had federal mandates and enforcement backing them up.

  73. anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Inquiring Mind
    Just so long you don't use

    Cherry picked

    Sadly (when meaning "unfortunately" or maybe "inexcusably")

    Denier (whether applied to historical, political, scientific matters or some blend)

    Misinformation

    Debunked

    Sustainable

    Fact checked

    Tell me iSteve people, did I miss any?

    Replies: @dearieme, @houston 1992, @odin, @anonymous

    more for the list of “don’t use” terms:

    -climate change

    -reproductive choice

    -pay equity

    -marriage equality

    -systemic racism

    -black lives matter

    -diversity (is a strength)

    -Latinx

    -hate crimes

    Basically any term/phrase coined by out-of-touch, eggheaded leftist intellectuals, comfortably ensconced in the rarified air of their Ivory Towers, and then subsequently promoted by the MSM megaphone.

    • Thanks: Inquiring Mind
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    @anonymous


    more for the list of “don’t use” terms:
     
    #1 most obnoxious filler word:

    "like" !

    (Just say "duh" -- you'll sound smarter.)
  74. My new name is “Pronoun.”

  75. @anonymous
    @Inquiring Mind

    more for the list of "don't use" terms:

    -climate change

    -reproductive choice

    -pay equity

    -marriage equality

    -systemic racism

    -black lives matter

    -diversity (is a strength)

    -Latinx

    -hate crimes

    Basically any term/phrase coined by out-of-touch, eggheaded leftist intellectuals, comfortably ensconced in the rarified air of their Ivory Towers, and then subsequently promoted by the MSM megaphone.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

    more for the list of “don’t use” terms:

    #1 most obnoxious filler word:

    “like” !

    (Just say “duh” — you’ll sound smarter.)

  76. New Dealer
    Pronouns: Your Imperial Majesty

  77. Your adverbs are missing something. Most of us only know you as a writer, so you need an adverb to modify “to write.” “Unabashedly” is the only one of yours that could conceivably apply, but it suffers from the sense that if someone is unabashed there is actually a reason to be embarrassed, but they are carrying on despite it. So it doesn’t really fit your writing.

    “Unrepentantly” would be the perfect adverb, but Pat Buchanan already has a claim on that one as per Frank Rich. “Unapologetically” would also be good, but as that single adverb was a sufficient reason to become a Trump supporter on the second day of his campaign

    In Louisville, when asked to address the international crisis provoked by his racist claim yesterday that “all Mexicans are big fat illiterate rapists” and “every last beaner” is a “dirty, tequila-swilling, daughter-dater,” Mr Trump responded unapologetically.

    it should be reserved to Donald Trump.

    “Unwavering” would be good for you. For 25 years, your tone, principles, and love of truth have never wavered.

  78. @SafeNow
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Fiance and fiancee.
    The former is a guy who is engaged. The latter is a gal who is engaged. Thus, add an extra e for female.

    Replies: @Etruscan Film Star, @Wendy K. Kroy

    Well, it turns out that Merriam-Webster’s currently classifies ‘fiancé’ and ‘fiancée’ as English, so one is compelled to say you’re right.

    Giving in on this sort of thing may also be simply the best general policy, given how for so long so many troubles, in so many areas of human life, have traced their origins to differences over whether something is really French or not.

    WKK

  79. @dearieme
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Blonde

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    Correct.

  80. @Alan D
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Is the word blond/blonde?

    By the way, in French there is one adjective which can only be feminine - "enceinte", meaning pregnant. Those un-Woke French people don't know that a man can be pregnant!

    Alan D
    Pronouns qwer, asdf and zxcv (look at your keyboard. You can pronounce them as he, him and his if you like.)

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    Correct.

    I haven’t looked at my keyboard for a few decades — not since the only actually important class I ever took in public education, Touch Typing — but I will.

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