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Yup, it’s him. I’ll shrink his photo to be merciful to readers’ eyeballs:

By Theodore Dalrymple:

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  1. Just when I think we’ve reached peak clown world, I’m proven wrong

    • LOL: bomag, Iris
    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    @AndrewR


    Just when I think we’ve reached peak clown world, I’m proven wrong
     
    I can’t imagine how they’ll outdo this, but I’m sure they’ll find a way.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Dr. X
    @AndrewR

    Related:

    Unmasked black female DI leads masked white recruits in cadence about MLK:


    https://twitter.com/dogbot5/status/1449910120364879880

    Replies: @Blodgie, @The Alarmist

    , @SaneClownPosse
    @AndrewR

    What was it born as? Transitioning didn't improve its appearance.

    Parents were both Jewish lawyers.

    The original cause of her confusion?

    , @Hereward
    @AndrewR

    In the words of Philip Caputo, the final indignity is that there is no final indignity.

    , @Louis Renault
    @AndrewR

    We haven't reached Peak Democrat yet, either.

    , @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    Lack of ‘basic firefighting knowledge,’ failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire


    The report, prepared by Vice Admiral Scott Conn, outlined major lapses in training and preparedness, poor communication and coordination between personnel, bad equipment maintenance and broader breakdowns in the overall command-and-control structure on the vessel.

    For instance, the investigators found that while the ship was fitted with a firefighting foam system that could have slowed the spread of the fire, no one on board was aware of how to put the system into operation, that is to push a certain button.

    “No member of the crew interviewed considered this action or had specific knowledge as to the location of the button or its function,” the report said. Even if the sailors had prior knowledge of the intricate mechanism, it’s not clear if they succeeded in stopping the flames. The report claims that about 87% of all fire stations on board were plagued by equipment issues or had not been inspected at all.
     

    Oh God. I heard that it was due to the firefighting system being down because the Bonhomme Richard was under repair, but apparently people just didn't find "the button".

    Stars&Stripes on this:

    Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

    "during fire"

    Further afield:

    Brother of Manchester Arena bomber leaves UK ahead of scheduled appearance at inquiry he’s refused to cooperate with


    Ismail Abedi – the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack – has left the UK ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry, its counsel said on Tuesday.

    He had been called to appear before the inquiry on Thursday. Abedi has previously refused to appear over concerns he could incriminate himself, requesting immunity before testifying. Sir John Saunders, who heads up the inquiry, rejected the immunity application, calling it “a considerable affront to justice.”

    “We understand that he is not currently in the country, and there is no indication as to when he will return,” Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, stated on Tuesday, warning Abedi that, if he fails to appear, “the public may infer that he has something to hide.”

    The three Abedi brothers moved to the UK from Libya with their parents, fleeing Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Salman Abedi died at the scene of the terrorist attack after blowing himself up in the suicide bombing.
     

    They may be able to say it's due COVID.

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    , @Verymuchalive
    @AndrewR

    Is it any worse than the USNS Harvey Milk.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Harvey_Milk_(T-AO-206)

    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Etruscan Film Star

    , @Paperback Writer
    @AndrewR

    Records are made to be broken.

  2. Anonymous[377] • Disclaimer says:

    Is this a stray voltage thing? Like “bisexual Superman” or anything else that clogs up Fox News.

    In all the pixel ink spilled on it I’ve never heard it argued that Rachel isn’t a useful coordinator for the pharma conspiracies that are zooming past 50% of GDP. So there is not really an affirmative-action complaint at the heart of this, rather it’s the stolen valor of declaring yourself a pan-dimensional fifth-gender diverse-shaman like the Pritzker guy did.

  3. I don’t hate all Jews, most of them are as clueless, indifferent and self-absorbed as most Whites, but Jews did this.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Sick of Orcs

    Here's a Jew with more common sense, at least on this point-- no doubt why you haven't heard his name in 40 years:


    How can a man have a vagina? Is it possible?

    With the miracles of modem medical science, virtually anything
    is possible. Skilful albeit bizarre surgery, audacious hormone
    therapy, and above all a willingness on the part of the patient to
    sacrifice anything makes the impossible a reality.

    It goes something like this. First the patient has to find a
    doctor willing to do the job. Certain European surgeons are
    known to be willing. Not surprisingly at least one of them is a
    well-known homosexual himself. The operation is fairly simple:

    Under general anaesthetic, the penis is amputated at the base.
    The testicles are also removed, completely. Then it gets interest-
    ing. By skillful plastic surgery an [...?] vagina is constructed
    below the root of the penis. This part of the operation is well
    known, since artificial vaginas are routinely constructed in young
    women born with absent or abnormal vaginal canals.

    Simultaneously, plastic surgery is being performed on the
    breasts. The usual method is injection of silicone foam, a process
    also used on under-endowed females. Goodbye penis and testicles,
    hello vagina and breasts and a man becomes a woman. Almost
    but not quite. Actually he is simply a man who has lost his ex-
    ternal genitalia. He has gained a pound of chemical foam plastered
    onto his chest and an open wound where most of his reproduc-
    tive system used to be. He still has plenty of problems.

    First he must dilate his new vagina daily. Otherwise it closes
    up. Nature resents meddling and tries to correct man’s mistakes.
    For the first couple of months, the new “woman” does the
    dilating himself. After that he looks for someone else to do it.

    There is also the matter of hormones. The adrenal gland stub-
    bornly continues to produce testosterone. It hasn’t got the news.
    To counteract this, the “lady” must take female sex hormones
    to keep down her beard and keep up appearances. She also must
    rub hormone cream into her breasts to keep them looking
    feminine.

    Are these the men who are changed into women?

    These are the men who claim to have been changed into women.
    They are actually castrated and mutilated female impersonators.


    David Reuben, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

     

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Nicholas Stix

  4. So you have eight uniformed services do you? That’s posh!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Gordo

    Well, one has to put all that hierarchy somewhere. And indeed!

    Uniformed services of the United States:

    - United States Army
    - United States Marine Corps
    - United States Navy
    - United States Air Force
    - United States Space Force ("Macross")
    - United States Coast Guard (bizarredly trolling Russia in the Black Sea)
    - United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
    - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps

    As for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: "The commissioned corps' primary mission is the protection, promotion, and advancement of health and safety of the general public."

    Why is this is a military org? Are these the guys who here you into camp in case of a "biological emergency"? Is that better than being sent as COVID kamikaze into care homes by governor's orders? Dunno!


    The commissioned corps, as a uniformed service, may be militarized and considered a branch of the armed forces by an act of Congress, or by executive order by the President of the United States, not only in time of war, but in "an emergency involving the national defense proclaimed by the President." Major militarization of the corps occurred during World War II and another later during the Korean War.
     

    Replies: @Obstinate Cymric

    , @G. Poulin
    @Gordo

    Yeah, and they are all going to look real spiffy when they get their asses kicked in the next war.

  5. Is Levine female? (“…its first-ever female four-star admiral.”) And not transgender?

    So, it takes a male who “transitions” to female to be the “first-ever female” whatever. Good to know.

    Some serious gaslighting by the Biden administration…

    • Agree: Angharad
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Forbes

    Trans women are women, dontcha know.

    Replies: @Anon

  6. Trying to look at things from the bright side, maybe this means that a military, in the age of nuclear war, is really useless.

    • Agree: Daniel H
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Shouting Thomas

    "in the age of nuclear war"

    The sun set on the nuclear age January 12, 1993. We are now in the age of nucleus war which corresponds with the ascent of the Kali Yuga. Science has degenerated into an authoritarian cult and conjures its own demons from level 4 labs. I'd much rather be vaporized into dust than be destroyed from within by a USAMRIID demon. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @bomag
    @Shouting Thomas

    I think of it as America lost the war with GloboHomo and is now dismantling its military.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Shouting Thomas

    Any future war will be fought by drones and bots, remotely operated or controlled by AI. Plus digital cyberattacks and psy ops.

    The legacy military of big-deck carriers, manned fighter jets, and tanks and artillery is basically a $1 Trillion program to create diversity jobs and defense contractor subsidies.

    Replies: @Hans Tholstrup

  7. I hope he’s on the news at least once a week until the next election.

  8. Hypnotoad Admiral achievement unlocked!

  9. All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show. With a bit of luck, the military will then be too incompetent to invade primitive countries and airlift the population to America when they have to bail out.

    • Agree: Polistra, northeast
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Rob McX


    All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show.
     
    Ask and ye shall receive.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Rob McX

    The promotion of this particular mental illness is meant to confuse and destroy the masculine spirit. I look in the mirror and say not likely, Yahweh. My gods will consume you and leave what remains in a bus station toilet.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Ron Mexico

    , @Cortes
    @Rob McX

    Looks like Life imitating art. The cunning plan hatched by Ignatius J. Reilly to ensure World Peace is being put into practice.

  10. Just you wait and see, when the Grand Duchy of Fenwick next invades it will be Admiral “Pink Jack” Levine who sees them off.

    • LOL: Kylie

  11. There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    • LOL: bomag, Trinity
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Nimrod

    Okay, this is supposed to be a female but not a "birthing person."

    Gotta keep up with the comrades...

    , @Calvin Hobbes
    @Nimrod

    You should have put that picture of Admiral Levine under a MORE, with a trigger warning on top.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Nimrod

    "Horror has a face."

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

    Replies: @anon

    , @Polistra
    @Nimrod

    I'm not quite up to date on this story. So can someone tell me what it was before, and what it's supposed to be now? Also, why?

    Separately. I did a ctrl-f for "openly" on this page. Nil. So is the Pentagon claiming that we've had previous cases which remained secret??

    Replies: @Nimrod

    , @Technite78
    @Nimrod

    That should be the picture next to a dozen or so entries in DSM-5.

    I would not be able to take that person seriously in any professional setting.

    Replies: @Kylie, @Ben tillman

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Nimrod

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @petit bourgeois, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Jus' Sayin'...

    , @Anon
    @Nimrod

    It's always the glasses. Trannies always mess up the glasses. I've begun to suspect that those female optometrists' assistants steer the tyrannies towards the ugliest pair in the office out of pure, mocking malice

    What is this clown in charge of, General-in-Chief of napkin dispensers?

    , @Trelane
    @Nimrod

    Get that thing away from me

    , @Shel100
    @Nimrod

    Looks like an experiment that went wrong.

    , @Anon
    @Nimrod

    Pulling the hair back and not smiling does help just a little bit.

    https://www.eriereader.com/image/scale/auto/auto/articles/715134_rachel-levine-share.jpg

    Also, the tasteful single pearl earrings are better than the danglers.

    On a more serious note, when I first heard of transgenderism I just could not believe that anyone would be so tormented that he would be compelled to go out in public dressed as a woman. But it's got to be something real and severe, whatever it is, to go to work everyday looking as cringingly, embarrassingly, nauseatingly, ludicrously pathetic as this thing looks. Jesus. Or maybe there is an anorexia-type delusion going on.

    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton, extremely unhealthy, and sexually repellent, and she simply will not believe it, even if everybody in her life and every medical authority she meets tells her that. Maybe these trannies really think they look fine.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Midnights

  12. @Rob McX
    All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show. With a bit of luck, the military will then be too incompetent to invade primitive countries and airlift the population to America when they have to bail out.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cortes

    All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show.

    Ask and ye shall receive.

  13. You know, I just don’t care any more.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Poolnet

    That's the point of the exercise.

  14. Him n’ Milley were on the downlow back when they played h.s. football together. In the afterglow they would dream of the day when they were both four-star generals. America, what a country.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @JimDandy

    And we're supposed to take seriously solemn pronouncements on policy from an administration that maintains that a man having his dick sliced off is a woman??? This is a bridge just too far, even for Brandon.

    , @JimDandy
    @JimDandy

    I'm not joking.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ103UgM-I0

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Buck Ransom

  15. Not sure this is a good thing for the US Public Health Commissioned Corps.

  16. I thought that the head of the totally crappy, US Public Health Service was the Surgeon General, e.g. Koop. The Postmaster General in scrubs.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Abolish_public_education

    It's clear to me who'd win in a war between the US Postal Service and the Public Health Service.

    , @EdwardM
    @Abolish_public_education

    So did I. So the surgeon general is a "General" and there are also "Admirals." Why the different designations? I almost feel sorry for the Captain in the pseudo-naval track who is constantly undervalued by people who see his title and think he's a lowly pseudo-company-grade pseudo-officer in the pseudo-army track.

    Asiden from the silliness of this Admiral Dr. Ms. Assistant Secretary Levine, the whole concept of these "public health" bureaucrats playing dress-up would be quite sinister were it not so comical.

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Abolish_public_education

  17. @Shouting Thomas
    Trying to look at things from the bright side, maybe this means that a military, in the age of nuclear war, is really useless.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @bomag, @Hypnotoad666

    “in the age of nuclear war”

    The sun set on the nuclear age January 12, 1993. We are now in the age of nucleus war which corresponds with the ascent of the Kali Yuga. Science has degenerated into an authoritarian cult and conjures its own demons from level 4 labs. I’d much rather be vaporized into dust than be destroyed from within by a USAMRIID demon. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @SunBakedSuburb

    When you realize that an Evangelion is a Woman's Mind harvested by Science and put in a Giger Aliens's armored body scaled 100 times.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuRu5i0Z8mI

  18. Saw this earlier and thought it had to be a joke.

    Reasonably certain Admiral Levine would not pass a physical in basic of the Navy. But when you have a fat bastard like Milley running the show, probably wasn’t even considered.

    Milley and Levine attended the same high school in Massachussets a year apart,and both of these paragons of strength and physical fitness were on the football team. Not surprisingly said football team sucked and badly.

    And did his good buddy in Bejing give Milley a heads up about the hypersonic test? Another disaster in in a long line of disasters in the annals of the American intelligence community.

  19. This week, China sends a hypersonic nuke across the globe. And we promote our first sex pervert-American to four-star admiral.

    If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes, TWS
    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Thomas

    This country has become a collective embarrassment.

    , @Desiderius
    @Thomas

    We, kimosabe?

    They want that kind of legitimacy they need to earn it.

    , @epebble
    @Thomas

    And now,


    China Announces Successful Test of World's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     

    Replies: @Thomas, @El Dato, @Joe Stalin, @El Dato

    , @danand
    @Thomas

    "China sends..."

    Thomas, September 2, 2021:


    BEIJING -- China’s government under President Xi Jinping has banned effeminate men on TV...
     
    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/china-bans-sissy-men-tv-crackdown-79786409

    Where, oh god where, is our "American Xi Jinping"
  20. @Forbes
    Is Levine female? ("...its first-ever female four-star admiral.") And not transgender?

    So, it takes a male who "transitions" to female to be the "first-ever female" whatever. Good to know.

    Some serious gaslighting by the Biden administration...

    Replies: @El Dato

    Trans women are women, dontcha know.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @El Dato


    Trans women are women, dontcha know.
     
    But are they female?

    Replies: @El Dato

  21. This is a clear case of someone promoted for no reason other than its identity.

    If he/she/it wasn’t a) Jewish and b) “Transgender” (in that order), he would probably be in a mental hospital, or shooting heroin in some dark alley in Philadelphia.

    Note also that he/she/it started as a paediatrician. A deranged pervert working with kids. Who is now an “admiral”.

    At this point, nuclear war with China can’t come soon enough…

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Dumbo


    Note also that he/she/it started as a pediatrician.
     
    Noted.
  22. @Rob McX
    All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show. With a bit of luck, the military will then be too incompetent to invade primitive countries and airlift the population to America when they have to bail out.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cortes

    The promotion of this particular mental illness is meant to confuse and destroy the masculine spirit. I look in the mirror and say not likely, Yahweh. My gods will consume you and leave what remains in a bus station toilet.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Thank you.

    , @Ron Mexico
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Your comment made me think of Johnny Cash "God is Gonna Cut You Down" or Van Morrison "Rough God Riding"

  23. Of all the Steve Sailer predictions, World War T I thought was the most improbable.

    And yet here we are, Victory of the Improbable.

    You see, New Yorkers, you need to start your war on the anti-Second Amendment Sullivan Act of 1911 NOW and you might succeed in a couple of years…

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Joe Stalin

    I'm sure iSteve regularly consults the iChing using Yarrow Stalks or some similar actual physical life-filled thing that is seriously embedded in the universe and full of Qi for maximum divination effects, though I find the ceremonial for getting six bits of inpho excessive.

    I don't know whether random numbers from nuclear decay can be used, but random numbers from computers are right out.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Joe Stalin


    Of all the Steve Sailer predictions, World War T I thought was the most improbable.

    And yet here we are, Victory of the Improbable.
     
    Yeah, in terms of importance, it's way down on the list of Steve's work. But in terms of picking up on the crazy in our culture and predicting the future it was absolutely stunning.

    I'm pretty jaded about what a crap pile our intellectual and political life has become under minoritarianism, but i thought "Huh? Promote a tiny--obviously crazy miniscule minority that disgusts pretty much everyone?" But sure 'nuf.
  24. “If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.”

    Nope, that’s the sound of our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Joseph Doaks


    “If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.”

    Nope, that’s the sound of our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.
     

    You're both wrong.

    It's the planet's crust cracking open, so that the first phalanx of winged demons can emerge onto the Earth and begin putting an grisly end to this hideous comedy (unless it makes you feel better to characterize this as a failed experiment, in which case substitute cyborg Gestapo for winged demons, and add wisecracking commentary from our nameless Martian-anthropologist friends in their orbiting research station. In either scenario, the 'victims' - us - deserve everything they get).

  25. Ahh, geeze! I guess we’re going to read about some more slapping scenes in Stars & Stripes … only DURING battle instead of at the field hospital…

    I found a different scene from the movie I really liked:

    • Thanks: TWS
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This scene is a marvelous summary of the actual history.

    Alas, Eisenhower diverted that fuel to Monty's, overcomplex, overambitious, and ill-fated Operation Market Garden, allegedly to keep the peace among the Allies.

    "We defeated the wrong enemy."

    - George S. Patton

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren't in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Alfa158, @Nicholas Stix, @Achmed E. Newman

  26. Aside from the trans issue, there’s the merit problem. She is a pediatrician. Fellowship in adolescent medicine. Dabbled in having responders carry drug-overdose meds as Penn surgeon general. Romney (inartfully) said “Bring me two binders of women.” Wasn’t there, like, one small binder of trannies that could have been compiled, one of whom would have had relevant expertise?

  27. @Thomas
    This week, China sends a hypersonic nuke across the globe. And we promote our first sex pervert-American to four-star admiral.

    If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    Replies: @Prester John, @Desiderius, @epebble, @danand

    This country has become a collective embarrassment.

    • Agree: bomag
  28. @Poolnet
    You know, I just don't care any more.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    That’s the point of the exercise.

    • Agree: Wilkey, Charon
  29. Just what the hell is he ‘admiral’ of?

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @TWS


    Just what the hell is he ‘admiral’ of?
     
    I am sure there is s a "se(a)man" joke here somewhere.

    Replies: @TWS

  30. @Thomas
    This week, China sends a hypersonic nuke across the globe. And we promote our first sex pervert-American to four-star admiral.

    If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    Replies: @Prester John, @Desiderius, @epebble, @danand

    We, kimosabe?

    They want that kind of legitimacy they need to earn it.

  31. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    Okay, this is supposed to be a female but not a “birthing person.”

    Gotta keep up with the comrades…

  32. one question, can she swim? i mean, american admiral must know how to swim, right? right?

  33. Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey. That’s more like it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey. That’s more like it.
     
    No, more like Fonda, Ford, and Mitchum. On some studio lot near Steve's alma mater. Show us the real guys.

    Admiral Halsey notified me
    He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
    I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
    Butter pie?
    The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie

    Replies: @res

  34. Trust the science, Bigots.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  35. @Gordo
    So you have eight uniformed services do you? That's posh!

    Replies: @El Dato, @G. Poulin

    Well, one has to put all that hierarchy somewhere. And indeed!

    Uniformed services of the United States:

    – United States Army
    – United States Marine Corps
    – United States Navy
    – United States Air Force
    – United States Space Force (“Macross”)
    – United States Coast Guard (bizarredly trolling Russia in the Black Sea)
    – United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
    – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps

    As for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: “The commissioned corps’ primary mission is the protection, promotion, and advancement of health and safety of the general public.”

    Why is this is a military org? Are these the guys who here you into camp in case of a “biological emergency”? Is that better than being sent as COVID kamikaze into care homes by governor’s orders? Dunno!

    The commissioned corps, as a uniformed service, may be militarized and considered a branch of the armed forces by an act of Congress, or by executive order by the President of the United States, not only in time of war, but in “an emergency involving the national defense proclaimed by the President.” Major militarization of the corps occurred during World War II and another later during the Korean War.

    • Thanks: bomag, Gordo
    • Replies: @Obstinate Cymric
    @El Dato

    Why in Heaven's name is the NOAA a branch of the armed forces? Are they planning to attach limpet mines to limpets in Chinese harbours?

    https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-scientists-find-mosquito-control-pesticide-use-in-coastal-areas-poses-low-risk-to


    “What we found is that larval oysters and hard clams - and I can tell you they're damn hard - can withstand low levels of pesticide use, but they are more sensitive to pesticides if their ecosystem is suffering from local climate stressors like hypoxia and acidification,” said the study’s lead author, Commodore "Mad" Marie DeLorenzo, Ph.D., NOAA environmental physiology and microbiology program lead with NOAA’s Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, as she played with the matt-black Colt 45 on her desk. “Hopefully these data will enable us to destroy both Chinese mariculture operations and their environmental resource agencies as they manage the use of mosquito control pesticides near their coastal ecosystems. And if that doesn't work, we have a whole school of trained nuclear dolphins which can wreck every Chinese port.”
     
  36. I’ll shrink his photo to be merciful to readers’ eyeballs:

    https://eyebleach.me/

    Michelle Jennke warmup dance highlights:

    You’re welcome.

    • Thanks: El Dato, Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @fish
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Yeah.....Michelle.....there's your palate cleanser after all that Levine nonsense!

    , @Dube
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Rip van Winkle just woke up. After breakfast, I'm taking him to a track meet to watch women running in their underwear.

  37. @Achmed E. Newman
    Ahh, geeze! I guess we're going to read about some more slapping scenes in Stars & Stripes ... only DURING battle instead of at the field hospital...

    I found a different scene from the movie I really liked:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1oTf7Lsl0

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Hypnotoad666

    This scene is a marvelous summary of the actual history.

    Alas, Eisenhower diverted that fuel to Monty’s, overcomplex, overambitious, and ill-fated Operation Market Garden, allegedly to keep the peace among the Allies.

    “We defeated the wrong enemy.”

    – George S. Patton

  38. OT – new Battle of the Alamo.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10105429/Critics-argue-Phil-Collins-Alamo-battle-artefacts-help-focus-historic-battles-white-leaders.html

    For decades Phil Collins has been accumulating a huge collection of memorabilia from the legendary siege of the Alamo. Now the 70-year-old Genesis frontman’s hoard of weapons, clothing, letters and other artefacts are at the centre of another battle – a very modern one about race. Critics argue the collection helps perpetuate a narrative that focuses only on the battle’s white leaders and ignores Latinos, Native Americans and black figures.

    On the other side are those who want the Alamo museum in Texas to simply remember the core participants of the 1836 battle between Texan rebels and Mexican soldiers.

    Collins has been obsessed since childhood with the battle and even believes he is a reincarnation of one of the defenders. He says he became fixated on the battle as a child growing up in Hounslow, west London, watching a 1950s Disney TV series about Alamo defender Davy Crockett and the 1960 John Wayne film The Alamo.

    As he became a multi-millionaire, he began collecting Alamo memorabilia, much of it linked to the leaders of the siege, including Crockett’s rifle and Mexican general Santa Anna’s sword.

    Phil wasn’t the only Sixties Brit influenced by Davy Crockett and company.

    • Thanks: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @YetAnotherAnon

    In the very popular (and highly idiosyncratic and brilliant) 1950s and 1960s British boy's humor novel series by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, the main kid keeps breaking out, singing The Ballad of Davy Crockett. I guess it must have been a kids pop culture thing in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

    I discovered the Molesworth books as an adult, recommended by a co-worker in New York City. It was the most bizarre and foreign kids book I'd read, for the first ten pages or so. And then it clicked — hilarious and enjoyable.

    https://youtu.be/txcRQedoEyY

    https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/molesworth_3683.gif

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  39. That thing above its name tag, what’s that, the Order of Lenin?

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @International Jew

    And still on a Soviet theme, I'll ask Stalun's question for him: How many divisions does Levine have?

    , @Alfa158
    @International Jew

    Lenin or his successors would have him taken out and shot as a wrecker and saboteur trying to cripple the armed forces.

    Replies: @Richard of Melbourne, @Kolya Krassotkin

    , @res
    @International Jew

    Info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Levine#Awards_and_decorations

    The one above the name tag is the Assistant Secretary for Health / Principal Deputy Secretary for Health Officer-in-Charge Badge

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Assistant_Secretary_for_Health_%26_Principal_Deputy_Secretary_for_Health_Officer-In-Charge_Insignia.png/135px-Assistant_Secretary_for_Health_%26_Principal_Deputy_Secretary_for_Health_Officer-In-Charge_Insignia.png

    The other garish decoration above the ribbons is the Department of Health and Human Services Identification Badge.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Office_of_HHS_ID_Badge.png/135px-Office_of_HHS_ID_Badge.png

    More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_badges_of_the_Uniform_Services_of_the_United_States#U.S._Public_Health_Service_Commissioned_Corps

    The bureaucrats really do think well of themselves.

    Replies: @El Dato

  40. @Thomas
    This week, China sends a hypersonic nuke across the globe. And we promote our first sex pervert-American to four-star admiral.

    If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    Replies: @Prester John, @Desiderius, @epebble, @danand

    And now,

    China Announces Successful Test of World’s Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @epebble

    But just think of how far behind they are the latest developments in gender expression and fighting discrimination against natural hairstyles.

    , @El Dato
    @epebble

    I think that's still a bit below the shuttle booster.

    Large solid rocket motors are finicky to assemble and IIRC are not good for human spaceflight. Thought powerful, they also tend to burn unevenly, causing too much vibration and acceleration for human cargo.


    The report said the rocket was independently designed by CASC's Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology with a "high-performance" fiber composite shell and a "supersized" nozzle. It has a propellant capacity of 150 tons and is likely to play a central role in China's future manned missions to the moon and Mars.
     
    As cargo lifter. But what does "supersized" nozzle mean?

    CCTV, which remarked on the rocket's "world-leading" technologies, said: "This success marks a substantial increase in China's solid-carrying capacity and is of great significance to the future development of large and heavy-lift launch vehicle technologies."

    The country's rocket propulsion technology has progressed at a "gratifying pace" in recent years, but its heavy- and super heavy-lift launch vehicles still lag behind current world leaders, said the report. The broadcaster noted that the latest test marks the completion of a three-step process—beginning in 2009—which saw Chinese rocket engines develop from 120 tons to 200 tons and finally 500 tons in thrust.
     
    Non-SI measures suck,

    "500 tons" is probably "500 ton-force" and thus ~ 4450 kN. The shuttle booster manages ~ 12000 kN, but is just BIG. Sounds about right.

    I note that embiggened Shuttle boosters will actually be used on the Boeing SLS:

    Blocks 1 and 1B of the SLS are planned to use two five-segment solid rocket boosters. These solid rocket boosters use casing segments that were flown on Shuttle missions as parts of the four-segment Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters. They possess an additional center segment, new avionics, and lighter insulation, but lack a parachute recovery system.[48] The five-segment solid rocket boosters provide approximately 25% more total impulse than the Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, but will not be recovered after use.
     
    , @Joe Stalin
    @epebble


    China Announces Successful Test of World’s Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     
    Hmmm, let's see:

    The monolithic solid rocket motor, developed by a branch of the Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)—a state-owned contractor of the Chinese space program—is 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) in diameter and has a thrust of 500 tons, according to China's state broadcaster CCTV, which described it as the largest in the world.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     
    According to a NASA tech note:

    "500 pounds (2224 newtons)"

    so the CASC motor yields 500 x 4 x 2224 = 4,448,000 newtons.

    NASA tested a 24 meganewton rocket motor in the 1960s.

    https://youtu.be/UfMPgAQD420?t=330
    [5:30]
    , @El Dato
    @epebble

    OT: Meanwhile in Russia

    If you have the infrastructure capital to build ship-borne nuclear pressurized water reactors (in this case, KLT-40) and feed them the enriched uranium that they need, why not use it?

    https://youtu.be/FQRZ2OZ_8UY?t=473

    More are coming apparently.

    Back when the US trialled nuclear-powered cargo ships:

    NS Savannah


    In 1969, Savannah became the first nuclear-powered ship to dock in New York City. She was a centerpiece for a citywide information festival called "Nuclear Week In New York." Thousands of people toured Savannah and attended related special events. These included demonstrations of advancements in peaceful uses of atomic energy, such as food products preserved by radiation [bletch!], new applications for technology and many information and education programs. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson featured "Nuclear Week In New York" on two programs. Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, was the featured speaker and President Eisenhower was honored for his introduction of the global Atoms for Peace program. The appearance of Savannah and the Nuclear Week festival program was designed and implemented by Charles Yulish Associates and supported by contributions from leading energy companies.[citation needed]
     
    Moon hoax aficionados will probably not believe that this was real and why haven't we built more of those since then, eh?

    Unfortunately one cannot run such a ship with lowly crews from the Phillippines and a registration in Luxembourg. But just maybe:


    As a result of her design handicaps, training requirements, and additional crew members, Savannah cost approximately US$2 million a year more in operating subsidies than a similarly sized Mariner-class ship with a conventional oil-fired steam plant. The Maritime Administration placed her out of service in 1971 to save costs, a decision that made sense when fuel oil cost US$20 per ton. In 1974, however, when fuel oil cost $80 per ton, Savannah's operating costs would have been no greater than a conventional cargo ship.
     
    Also great at trolling Greenpeace mercilessly though one would have to defend against pirates, terros, rogue waves and possibly Israeli and French commandos.

    The good ship is still being decommissioned and somewhere in Baltimore now:

    While still under a long term contract with Canton Marine Terminal, NS Savannah was towed via C&D canal to Philadelphia for drydock maintenance and pre-decommission work in early September 2019. She arrived to drydock at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia on 10 September 2019. Pre-decommission work is to include removal of nuclear support systems and other mechanical components leading up to the removal of the reactor. Decommissioning must be accomplished by 2031. By mid-February 2020, the ship had returned to Baltimore.

     

  41. @Joe Stalin
    Of all the Steve Sailer predictions, World War T I thought was the most improbable.

    And yet here we are, Victory of the Improbable.

    You see, New Yorkers, you need to start your war on the anti-Second Amendment Sullivan Act of 1911 NOW and you might succeed in a couple of years...

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    I’m sure iSteve regularly consults the iChing using Yarrow Stalks or some similar actual physical life-filled thing that is seriously embedded in the universe and full of Qi for maximum divination effects, though I find the ceremonial for getting six bits of inpho excessive.

    I don’t know whether random numbers from nuclear decay can be used, but random numbers from computers are right out.

  42. @International Jew
    That thing above its name tag, what's that, the Order of Lenin?

    Replies: @International Jew, @Alfa158, @res

    And still on a Soviet theme, I’ll ask Stalun’s question for him: How many divisions does Levine have?

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  43. @International Jew
    That thing above its name tag, what's that, the Order of Lenin?

    Replies: @International Jew, @Alfa158, @res

    Lenin or his successors would have him taken out and shot as a wrecker and saboteur trying to cripple the armed forces.

    • Replies: @Richard of Melbourne
    @Alfa158

    In a sane world Mr Levine would never have been registered as a medical practitioner due to his obvious mental flaws. And, it hardly needs to be said, if by some fluke he managed to get himself registered he would never be allowed to work with children.

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Alfa158

    And Lenin and his successors would have been doing the right thing.

    God help us if we ever go to war with Russia or China. The American hoi-poloi are not going to send their sons and daughters to fight and bleed for a country whose leaders demand they pretend a freak like Levine is a woman.

    People will fight for mom and apple pie. They will not fight for the right of a homely, overweight Jewish man in a dress to demand to be acknowledged as a woman.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

  44. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Shouting Thomas

    "in the age of nuclear war"

    The sun set on the nuclear age January 12, 1993. We are now in the age of nucleus war which corresponds with the ascent of the Kali Yuga. Science has degenerated into an authoritarian cult and conjures its own demons from level 4 labs. I'd much rather be vaporized into dust than be destroyed from within by a USAMRIID demon. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Replies: @El Dato

    When you realize that an Evangelion is a Woman’s Mind harvested by Science and put in a Giger Aliens’s armored body scaled 100 times.

  45. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    Just when I think we’ve reached peak clown world, I’m proven wrong

    I can’t imagine how they’ll outdo this, but I’m sure they’ll find a way.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin, just today I was wondering whatever became of andrew cuomo and now I think some where down the line he transitions and makes a triumphant return. How could the left not welcome him with open arms?

  46. @Shouting Thomas
    Trying to look at things from the bright side, maybe this means that a military, in the age of nuclear war, is really useless.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @bomag, @Hypnotoad666

    I think of it as America lost the war with GloboHomo and is now dismantling its military.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @bomag

    Well military bases are now being used to house refugee invaders from Afghanistan, so...yeah.

  47. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    You should have put that picture of Admiral Levine under a MORE, with a trigger warning on top.

    • Agree: Obstinate Cymric
    • LOL: Nimrod
  48. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I’ll shrink his photo to be merciful to readers’ eyeballs:
     
    https://eyebleach.me/

    Michelle Jennke warmup dance highlights:

    https://youtu.be/POmuoyiKq3E

    You're welcome.

    Replies: @fish, @Dube

    Yeah…..Michelle…..there’s your palate cleanser after all that Levine nonsense!

  49. @Gordo
    So you have eight uniformed services do you? That's posh!

    Replies: @El Dato, @G. Poulin

    Yeah, and they are all going to look real spiffy when they get their asses kicked in the next war.

  50. Anonymous[733] • Disclaimer says:

    Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great Roman General and Stateman, restaurer of the Republic and hero of both the Civil War and the Mithridatic Wars, enjoyed cross-dressing. He also enjoyed raping teenaged boys, but this is often kept off the history books as it is not as personally edifying as, say, saving the Republic.

    Sulla was famous for his physical courage and his cunning tactical mind. The Romans used to say about him:”The heart of a lion and the cunning of a fox”. He was a shrewd judge of character, and had a demonic ability to read people’s intentions and play them like puppets on a string.

    There is that famous story about how he clashed with young Pompey. Pompey had sided with Sulla against the last supporters of Marius in the disputes of the orders, where the two factiions clashsed in war for control of the state. At the end, Pompey, who played a key role with his Picentine army in dealing a finasl blow to the resistence, demanded from Sull a triumph. Sula refused on the grounds that Pompey, 25 years old, was too young for a triumph and had not served even as a Quaestor yet, while triumphs were often reserved for Consuls or for generals that had been Consuls or at least had reached the position of praetor. Pompey, a young macho, was used to getting anything that he wanted by force of his personality, by bullying people into submision. But he would learn the hard way that didn’t work against the dirty old man. Young Pompey became enraged when he was denied, and that was the famous exchange between the two, which is recorded in history, where Pompey insulted Sulla:

    “There are more of those who admire the rising Sun than the Sun that sets.”

    Sulla laughed at it, and then told Pompey that he had 6 legions of veterans that were battle-hardened in not one but two wars, and that his “big” win was nothing more than a squirmish compared to the battles that he won, and that even simple centurions in his army had won bigger battles and accomplished greater deeds than him.

    “Young man, I assure, you, I am an obstacle you won’t be able to overcome. I will make sure your fate will be worse than that of those I proscribed.”

    It’s said that Pompey became pale, and visibly shaken, and then told him that he was just asking for what he thought was fair, and had no intentions of challenging the Great Man.

    His friend Salonius, who knew Sulla very well and had served with him for years, told him that Sulla never had the intention of deying him a triumph. That there was nothing that Sulla admired more than military heroes, and that there was no trait that he admired more in a young man than reckless self-confidence. So Pompey got confused and asked what that was all about. And he explained:

    “It was a test. He wanted to know the limits of your ambition, and the limits of your courage and determination. He now knows that your courage is almost as big as your ambition, but not quite as big. He now knows that you are prideful, and that your skin is as valuable to you if not more than your glory. When pressed to risk it all, you faulter.”

    Pompey learned his lesson to never challenge the old fox while he was still alive, and that the old man was way, way above his league in power, cunning and skill. Better wait for the ageing process to do it’s job, rather than accelerating the process by force.

    Sulla was awarded the “corona graminea”, the highest military award in Republican Rome, an award much rarer than a Purple Heart, given only a handful of times in the 450 years of the Republic, for saving an entire Roman Army of several legions at Nolla during the Civil War. He turned the tide of battle by retreating his army to a high ground, forcing the enemy of cross a narrow straight passage to get to the other side where the hill was flatter. He had prepared for that and put nothing but archers on the top of the hillsides. With the high ground, he killed thousands of Italian troops.

    Sulla is also one of the very generals in history who took part in one-on-one duels to the death, and won all of them. During his younger days as a cadet, he got in brawls and also had personal one-on-one duels with enemies. He was highly skilled with the pillum, the long spear, prefering it to swords.

    But despite his many virtues and immense strength of chracter, Sulla was a vicious, vindictive, spiteful man who never forgave and never forgot. He proscribed and killed thousands of Romans, especially bourgeoise from the “Ordos Equester”, whom he murdered and confiscated the property from. Sulla was a Patrician, an aristocrat of old blood, and he hated the fact that plutocrats, rich men from non-aristocratic backgrounds, could simply buy the social prestige that his ancestors had to conquer with blood. As mentioned, Sulla enjoyed cross-dressing. A pederast, he enjoyed violating teenaged boys, a fact that is amply recorded in history. In his farewell speech to the Roman Senate, he presented a very effeminate actor called Metrobius as his “wife”, to a horrified Senate.

    The point I am making here with this long diatribe is that, just because a man enjoyur dressing like a woman or might have other vices, does not mean that he is necessarily “inadequate” for sterotypically masculine roles. This admiral might turn out to be the greatest admiral ever.

    Sulla’s entrance into the Senate, returning from his victory against King Mithridates. Now this is terrifying. What a horrible old man:

    • Troll: West reanimator
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    Sadly, my knowledge of the classics are shot to hell because "history of ancient Rome", as taught was a bunch of disconnected pointlike events over random time brackets and no overarching theme, or at least not one that I could distinguish when young or that the teacher knew about or maybe dared to explain. Studies of latin didn't help.

    So this Sulla guy seems to have been a "best of breed" bruiser + politician-general-warlord who might have felt right at home as general of an SS tank division.

    He had a few successful actions under his belt, which is per se grounds to gather support in the political sphere. This is not quite the same as the Levine situation.

    , @Alexandros
    @Anonymous

    Difference of course that Rome was an independent State that still valued military might as the highest responsibility. You may be a fag or a pedo, but your martial skill is what mattered. Romans were practical men. If you could get the job done it mattered less that you had moral failings.

    America on the other hand is a conquered State that values LGBT as the highest responsibility. They don't look for great generals who happen to be gay, they look for gays. The more of a flaming, unapologetic deviant you are, the better qualified you are.

    To find a masculine man with military ability in this atmosphere seems about as likely as finding a church going virgin in a brothel.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  51. She is the very model of a modern four-star admiral.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Peter Johnson

    A Rear Admiral, no doubt.

  52. The Biden Administration has Jews of all kinds. That’s what I call diversity!

    Anyhoo, I was tallying up the data on Joe Biden’s cabinet. According to the never-biased, authoritative Wikipedia, Joe Biden’s Cabinet includes 25 members: the vice president, the chief of staff, 15 department heads, and the heads of 8 other agencies (OMB, EPA, etc.).

    Of those 25:
    7 are Jewish (28%)
    6.5 are black (26%)
    1.5 are Asian (6%)
    3 are Hispanic (12%)
    1 is American Indian (4%)
    6 are non-Jewish whites (24%)

    So Jews and blacks, who combined account for only 15% of the US population, are 54% of Biden’s Cabinet.

    Relative to their shares of the population, Jews are 35 times likelier than non-Jewish whites (~60% of the population) to be in Biden’s Cabinet. Blacks are 5 times likelier than non-Jewish whites to be in Biden’s Cabinet.

    Some people would argue that I should include Joe Biden himself in those numbers, but it’s pretty damn clear that he isn’t running things.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Wilkey

    But much less than the 100% kosher brides and grooms of Biden's progeny!

  53. @bomag
    @Shouting Thomas

    I think of it as America lost the war with GloboHomo and is now dismantling its military.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    Well military bases are now being used to house refugee invaders from Afghanistan, so…yeah.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  54. @epebble
    @Thomas

    And now,


    China Announces Successful Test of World's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     

    Replies: @Thomas, @El Dato, @Joe Stalin, @El Dato

    But just think of how far behind they are the latest developments in gender expression and fighting discrimination against natural hairstyles.

  55. @El Dato
    @Gordo

    Well, one has to put all that hierarchy somewhere. And indeed!

    Uniformed services of the United States:

    - United States Army
    - United States Marine Corps
    - United States Navy
    - United States Air Force
    - United States Space Force ("Macross")
    - United States Coast Guard (bizarredly trolling Russia in the Black Sea)
    - United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
    - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps

    As for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: "The commissioned corps' primary mission is the protection, promotion, and advancement of health and safety of the general public."

    Why is this is a military org? Are these the guys who here you into camp in case of a "biological emergency"? Is that better than being sent as COVID kamikaze into care homes by governor's orders? Dunno!


    The commissioned corps, as a uniformed service, may be militarized and considered a branch of the armed forces by an act of Congress, or by executive order by the President of the United States, not only in time of war, but in "an emergency involving the national defense proclaimed by the President." Major militarization of the corps occurred during World War II and another later during the Korean War.
     

    Replies: @Obstinate Cymric

    Why in Heaven’s name is the NOAA a branch of the armed forces? Are they planning to attach limpet mines to limpets in Chinese harbours?

    https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-scientists-find-mosquito-control-pesticide-use-in-coastal-areas-poses-low-risk-to

    “What we found is that larval oysters and hard clams – and I can tell you they’re damn hard – can withstand low levels of pesticide use, but they are more sensitive to pesticides if their ecosystem is suffering from local climate stressors like hypoxia and acidification,” said the study’s lead author, Commodore “Mad” Marie DeLorenzo, Ph.D., NOAA environmental physiology and microbiology program lead with NOAA’s Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, as she played with the matt-black Colt 45 on her desk. “Hopefully these data will enable us to destroy both Chinese mariculture operations and their environmental resource agencies as they manage the use of mosquito control pesticides near their coastal ecosystems. And if that doesn’t work, we have a whole school of trained nuclear dolphins which can wreck every Chinese port.”

  56. hahaha!

    steve reminds me of those guys who claim derek chauvin didn’t cause the rwandan genocide because time travel is impossible.

    everyone knows white cops can travel back in time and call the paramedics on a guy they’re knee suffocating.

  57. @Dumbo
    This is a clear case of someone promoted for no reason other than its identity.

    If he/she/it wasn't a) Jewish and b) "Transgender" (in that order), he would probably be in a mental hospital, or shooting heroin in some dark alley in Philadelphia.

    Note also that he/she/it started as a paediatrician. A deranged pervert working with kids. Who is now an "admiral".

    At this point, nuclear war with China can't come soon enough...

    Replies: @bomag

    Note also that he/she/it started as a pediatrician.

    Noted.

  58. @Rob McX
    All we can hope for at this stage is that they keep promoting military personnel for their deviance and freakishness, to the point where the top brass looks like the cast of the The Rocky Horror Show. With a bit of luck, the military will then be too incompetent to invade primitive countries and airlift the population to America when they have to bail out.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cortes

    Looks like Life imitating art. The cunning plan hatched by Ignatius J. Reilly to ensure World Peace is being put into practice.

  59. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    “Horror has a face.”

    • Replies: @anon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    i've tried to post this same vid literally 1,000 times and the black lesbians exercise their okonkwo power.

    because it explains the holocaust.

    the strategy of suppressing the answer to "why?"

    this just assures a second holocaust.

    unz mossad approved commenters remind me of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVh3RBOZeE

    Replies: @El Dato

  60. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:

    So now the word “admiral” lost its meaning. What does US Health and Human Services have to do with Navy or Coast Guards?

    And it’s interesting that US HHS, although it is funded by you, is not there to serve you. No, it’s only “dedicated to serving our nation’s most underserved and vulnerable populations”.

  61. @Shouting Thomas
    Trying to look at things from the bright side, maybe this means that a military, in the age of nuclear war, is really useless.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @bomag, @Hypnotoad666

    Any future war will be fought by drones and bots, remotely operated or controlled by AI. Plus digital cyberattacks and psy ops.

    The legacy military of big-deck carriers, manned fighter jets, and tanks and artillery is basically a \$1 Trillion program to create diversity jobs and defense contractor subsidies.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Hans Tholstrup
    @Hypnotoad666

    Doesn't China rule AI these days ?

  62. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    I’m not quite up to date on this story. So can someone tell me what it was before, and what it’s supposed to be now? Also, why?

    Separately. I did a ctrl-f for “openly” on this page. Nil. So is the Pentagon claiming that we’ve had previous cases which remained secret??

    • Replies: @Nimrod
    @Polistra

    I went through and did more research than I ever wanted to on The Thing, in response to this question. I'm sorry to say that there's not much out there. It's kept quiet so far about what led it to transition and why it decided it was a girl and not a boy.

    It was married to a female specialist in group healing and therapy. These fields are full of psychobabble, gobbledegook, and dreck. When you stare into the abyss, sometimes the abyss stares back at you.

  63. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    That should be the picture next to a dozen or so entries in DSM-5.

    I would not be able to take that person seriously in any professional setting.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Technite78

    "I would not be able to take that person [Admiral Levine] seriously in any professional setting."

    Not even a carnival freak show?

    I myself will not be able to take this person seriously as a female until I see an unretouched photo of Joe Biden sniffing "her" hair.

    (Bonus points if the photo is taken at a carnival freak show.)

    , @Ben tillman
    @Technite78

    At least one iSteve reader (or a family member of his) was successfully treated as a child by a post-op Richard Raskind.

  64. Pediatrician? Would anyone take a kid to this mentally ill freak???

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Possumman


    Pediatrician? Would anyone take a kid to this mentally ill freak???
     
    JUDGEMENTAL much?

    Why, that's almost as insensitive as asking what sort of father would let his 12 year old son go camping with sodomite Scoutmasters.

    It's a "brave new world", my man.
    , @36 ulster
    @Possumman

    And I thought that "Dr. Jill Biden" was absurd...this is a quantum leap beyond...

  65. @Achmed E. Newman
    Ahh, geeze! I guess we're going to read about some more slapping scenes in Stars & Stripes ... only DURING battle instead of at the field hospital...

    I found a different scene from the movie I really liked:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1oTf7Lsl0

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Hypnotoad666

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren’t in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Hypnotoad666

    when they made Patton in 1973

    It was released in 1970.
    When my Dad took us to see it at Fort Myer (IIRC), we saw the ending credits (or maybe a preview) of MASH, which had a bit of the shower scene.

    , @Alfa158
    @Hypnotoad666

    Patton was filmed with the cooperation of Spanish Army so they used whatever they had in their inventory. The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111 bombers and had only recently retired the Hispano fighters planes that were ME109s built under license using Rolls Royce engines. The producers had access to some real WW2 level hardware for the film but didn’t let history get in the way of the story.
    One character complained that the Wehrmacht had the advantage of diesel power for their tanks when in fact the Germans were the only major tank force that didn’t use diesel engines.
    Patton supposedly had Rommel’s book on his bedside and studied it to learn blitzkrieg tactics. In reality Rommel’s book was a memoir of his time as an infantry officer on the Italian front in WW1. The manuals on integrated air/ground blitzkrieg warfare, and the use of dedicated armored units, were written between the wars by British officers J.F.C. Fuller, Sir Basil Liddell Hart, and a young Charles DeGaulle.
    Heinz Guderian unified and perfected the techniques and wrote the definitive how-to manual that Patton would have been studying. Unfortunately for the Germans they practiced blitzkrieg tactics in a secret pre-war deal where the Soviets allowed them to conduct exercises in Soviet territory away from the prying eyes of Versailles Treaty enforcers, in exchange for technical assistance to the Soviet Army. The Soviets were taking notes and once they got over the initial shock of Barbarossa, Zhukov showed the Germans how to carry out REAL blitzkrieg warfare. None of that half-measures German practice of launching an offensive with anything less than 20,000 tanks and airplanes attacking practically shoulder to shoulder.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Hypnotoad666

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Hypnotoad666

    Franklin Schaffner and Co. made Patton from February through June, 1969, and it opened in New York on February 4, 1970.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for pointing that out, Mr. Toad. For me, it's the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn't take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

    "OK, cleared for takeoff on runway three-niner", I heard on one movie, as first of all, the aircraft was already moving at 100 knots, and there can be no runway 39. Just pay a guy a couple of hundred bucks to review the script, if nothing else!

    Oh, yeah, on one of the 9/11 movies, I saw first a B-757 from the outside, and then a couple of times it was an Airbus 320 or 319.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Etruscan Film Star

  66. @Sick of Orcs
    I don't hate all Jews, most of them are as clueless, indifferent and self-absorbed as most Whites, but Jews did this.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Here’s a Jew with more common sense, at least on this point– no doubt why you haven’t heard his name in 40 years:

    [MORE]

    How can a man have a vagina? Is it possible?

    With the miracles of modem medical science, virtually anything
    is possible. Skilful albeit bizarre surgery, audacious hormone
    therapy, and above all a willingness on the part of the patient to
    sacrifice anything makes the impossible a reality.

    It goes something like this. First the patient has to find a
    doctor willing to do the job. Certain European surgeons are
    known to be willing. Not surprisingly at least one of them is a
    well-known homosexual himself. The operation is fairly simple:

    Under general anaesthetic, the penis is amputated at the base.
    The testicles are also removed, completely. Then it gets interest-
    ing. By skillful plastic surgery an […?] vagina is constructed
    below the root of the penis. This part of the operation is well
    known, since artificial vaginas are routinely constructed in young
    women born with absent or abnormal vaginal canals.

    Simultaneously, plastic surgery is being performed on the
    breasts. The usual method is injection of silicone foam, a process
    also used on under-endowed females. Goodbye penis and testicles,
    hello vagina and breasts and a man becomes a woman. Almost
    but not quite. Actually he is simply a man who has lost his ex-
    ternal genitalia. He has gained a pound of chemical foam plastered
    onto his chest and an open wound where most of his reproduc-
    tive system used to be. He still has plenty of problems.

    First he must dilate his new vagina daily. Otherwise it closes
    up. Nature resents meddling and tries to correct man’s mistakes.
    For the first couple of months, the new “woman” does the
    dilating himself. After that he looks for someone else to do it.

    There is also the matter of hormones. The adrenal gland stub-
    bornly continues to produce testosterone. It hasn’t got the news.
    To counteract this, the “lady” must take female sex hormones
    to keep down her beard and keep up appearances. She also must
    rub hormone cream into her breasts to keep them looking
    feminine.

    Are these the men who are changed into women?

    These are the men who claim to have been changed into women.
    They are actually castrated and mutilated female impersonators.

    David Reuben, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

    • Thanks: Sick of Orcs, Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Gore Vidal despised EYAWTKASBWATA because it was solidly against anal.

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks, Reg. This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.

    I found my mom's copy in her dresser and read a bit, but definitely missed this passage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Paperback Writer

  67. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Nimrod

    "Horror has a face."

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

    Replies: @anon

    i’ve tried to post this same vid literally 1,000 times and the black lesbians exercise their okonkwo power.

    because it explains the holocaust.

    the strategy of suppressing the answer to “why?”

    this just assures a second holocaust.

    unz mossad approved commenters remind me of this:

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @anon

    I actually had to look up Okonkwo

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

    and

    Okonkwo


    Okonkwo, the son of the effeminate and lazy Unoka, strives to make his way in a world that seems to value manliness. In so doing, he rejects everything for which he believes his father stood. Unoka was idle, poor, profligate, cowardly, gentle, and interested in music and conversation. Okonkwo consciously adopts opposite ideals and becomes productive, wealthy, thrifty, brave, violent, and adamantly opposed to music and anything else that he perceives to be “soft,” such as conversation and emotion. He is stoic to a fault.
     
    He's fully Yang (but black).

    Okonkwo achieves great social and financial success by embracing these ideals. He marries three women and fathers several children. Nevertheless, just as his father was at odds with the values of the community around him, so too does Okonkwo find himself unable to adapt to changing times as the white man comes to live among the Umuofians. As it becomes evident that compliance rather than violence constitutes the wisest principle for survival, Okonkwo realizes that he has become a relic, no longer able to function within his changing society.
     
    Not bad.
  68. I, for one, welcome our new Chinese masters.

  69. When I think the government might know something about “health”, I can look at this public hero to make decisions easy for me.

  70. @Possumman
    Pediatrician? Would anyone take a kid to this mentally ill freak???

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @36 ulster

    Pediatrician? Would anyone take a kid to this mentally ill freak???

    JUDGEMENTAL much?

    Why, that’s almost as insensitive as asking what sort of father would let his 12 year old son go camping with sodomite Scoutmasters.

    It’s a “brave new world”, my man.

  71. Why the heck do we even need this entire organization?

    https://www.usphs.gov/

    The USPHS Commissioned Corps is one of the nation’s uniformed services — a branch committed to the service of health. Officers advance our nation’s public health, serving in agencies across the government, as physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, scientists, engineers and other professionals.

    Aren’t there a million other agencies — Federal, State and local — that do exactly these things? Why do we have freaking dentists on the Fed payroll? To do WHAT?

    And there are 6,000 people in the Corps, “and growing” it says! Oh yay, they’re hiring!

    Oh yeah, those dentists:

    A world away from the typical private dentistry practice, dentists in the USPHS Commissioned Corps work with special populations, contribute to public policy, and respond to national emergencies.

    National dental emergencies?

    Oh but those benefitz!!!!

    https://www.usphs.gov/salary-and-benefits

    Dental Category: (CWS-AB) When reporting to initial Active Duty, you qualify for this bonus if you are in a designated specialty. Bonuses range from a total payment of \$150,000 to \$300,000 depending on the specialty.

    Why you workin’ in private enterprise, sucker?

    As a Public Health Service officer, you will receive:
    Thirty days of paid vacation per year – beginning the first year.
    Paid Federal holidays (depending on assignment).
    Paid sick leave as needed.
    Paid maternity leave.

    Woot woot!!!

  72. @Alfa158
    @International Jew

    Lenin or his successors would have him taken out and shot as a wrecker and saboteur trying to cripple the armed forces.

    Replies: @Richard of Melbourne, @Kolya Krassotkin

    In a sane world Mr Levine would never have been registered as a medical practitioner due to his obvious mental flaws. And, it hardly needs to be said, if by some fluke he managed to get himself registered he would never be allowed to work with children.

    • Agree: BB753
  73. “Public health” and “transsexual” … hmm.

    And some of you still aren’t ready for “separate nations”?

  74. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    • Thanks: res
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Buffalo Joe

    Exactly. This is falling up like a fragmenting planetoid.

    , @petit bourgeois
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yes. And he pulled his own grandmother out of a nursing home while letting other people's parents and grandparents die from Covid. He's a murderer on the scale of Cuomo.

    Clown world indeed.

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yep, that's the...well, whatever it is.

    Failing upward, spectacularly thus far. And also getting away with that atrocity in Pennsylvania.

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Buffalo Joe


    The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.
     
    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  75. @epebble
    @Thomas

    And now,


    China Announces Successful Test of World's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     

    Replies: @Thomas, @El Dato, @Joe Stalin, @El Dato

    I think that’s still a bit below the shuttle booster.

    Large solid rocket motors are finicky to assemble and IIRC are not good for human spaceflight. Thought powerful, they also tend to burn unevenly, causing too much vibration and acceleration for human cargo.

    The report said the rocket was independently designed by CASC’s Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology with a “high-performance” fiber composite shell and a “supersized” nozzle. It has a propellant capacity of 150 tons and is likely to play a central role in China’s future manned missions to the moon and Mars.

    As cargo lifter. But what does “supersized” nozzle mean?

    CCTV, which remarked on the rocket’s “world-leading” technologies, said: “This success marks a substantial increase in China’s solid-carrying capacity and is of great significance to the future development of large and heavy-lift launch vehicle technologies.”

    The country’s rocket propulsion technology has progressed at a “gratifying pace” in recent years, but its heavy- and super heavy-lift launch vehicles still lag behind current world leaders, said the report. The broadcaster noted that the latest test marks the completion of a three-step process—beginning in 2009—which saw Chinese rocket engines develop from 120 tons to 200 tons and finally 500 tons in thrust.

    Non-SI measures suck,

    “500 tons” is probably “500 ton-force” and thus ~ 4450 kN. The shuttle booster manages ~ 12000 kN, but is just BIG. Sounds about right.

    I note that embiggened Shuttle boosters will actually be used on the Boeing SLS:

    Blocks 1 and 1B of the SLS are planned to use two five-segment solid rocket boosters. These solid rocket boosters use casing segments that were flown on Shuttle missions as parts of the four-segment Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters. They possess an additional center segment, new avionics, and lighter insulation, but lack a parachute recovery system.[48] The five-segment solid rocket boosters provide approximately 25% more total impulse than the Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, but will not be recovered after use.

  76. @Calvin Hobbes
    @AndrewR


    Just when I think we’ve reached peak clown world, I’m proven wrong
     
    I can’t imagine how they’ll outdo this, but I’m sure they’ll find a way.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Calvin, just today I was wondering whatever became of andrew cuomo and now I think some where down the line he transitions and makes a triumphant return. How could the left not welcome him with open arms?

  77. Hello sailor!

    “… rum, bum, and the lash …”

    is now

    “… chest, dress, and the rest …”

  78. Baby boomer cuckish manhood on display. What’s the big surprise?

  79. Stop. Behold the wisdom of an anonymous stranger on 4chan. This is actually it right here:

    They want to control things. They just don’t know how things actually work outside of the political structure. Their ideas about the real world are entirely based on simplified theory and zero experience.

    Biden: 80,000 new truck drivers wanted, at the same time that standards for trucks and containers were rendered totally unusable in the name of the environment. So now there will be 80,000 new drivers who are unable to be drivers anyway. Or Haitians grinding your family under aging painted steel.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @FPD72
    @J.Ross


    Biden: 80,000 new truck drivers wanted, at the same time that standards for trucks and containers were rendered totally unusable in the name of the environment.
     
    California’s Assembly Bill 5, in an attempt to make gig workers, especially Uber and Lyft drivers, employees instead of contractors, has the effect of outlawing independent owner-operators. These independent drivers used to handle the bulk of hauling containers from the LA and Long Beach ports. Add the state’s prohibition of trucks manufactured before 2011 (most of the port haulers own old junk) and some of the major causes of the “supply chain” problems become evident.

    There are some work arounds; previously companies such as Cal Cartage would hire drivers as employees and pay a fee for the trucks. I don’t know whether Cal Cartage or other companies of its ilk are still in operation since I left California in 1994.
  80. (S)he has plus & minus Woke points.

    Plus:

    * tranny
    * Jewish
    * fat

    Minus:

    * white
    * educated

    So, it’s basically a balance ….

  81. @Buffalo Joe
    @Nimrod

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @petit bourgeois, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Exactly. This is falling up like a fragmenting planetoid.

  82. @Reg Cæsar
    @Sick of Orcs

    Here's a Jew with more common sense, at least on this point-- no doubt why you haven't heard his name in 40 years:


    How can a man have a vagina? Is it possible?

    With the miracles of modem medical science, virtually anything
    is possible. Skilful albeit bizarre surgery, audacious hormone
    therapy, and above all a willingness on the part of the patient to
    sacrifice anything makes the impossible a reality.

    It goes something like this. First the patient has to find a
    doctor willing to do the job. Certain European surgeons are
    known to be willing. Not surprisingly at least one of them is a
    well-known homosexual himself. The operation is fairly simple:

    Under general anaesthetic, the penis is amputated at the base.
    The testicles are also removed, completely. Then it gets interest-
    ing. By skillful plastic surgery an [...?] vagina is constructed
    below the root of the penis. This part of the operation is well
    known, since artificial vaginas are routinely constructed in young
    women born with absent or abnormal vaginal canals.

    Simultaneously, plastic surgery is being performed on the
    breasts. The usual method is injection of silicone foam, a process
    also used on under-endowed females. Goodbye penis and testicles,
    hello vagina and breasts and a man becomes a woman. Almost
    but not quite. Actually he is simply a man who has lost his ex-
    ternal genitalia. He has gained a pound of chemical foam plastered
    onto his chest and an open wound where most of his reproduc-
    tive system used to be. He still has plenty of problems.

    First he must dilate his new vagina daily. Otherwise it closes
    up. Nature resents meddling and tries to correct man’s mistakes.
    For the first couple of months, the new “woman” does the
    dilating himself. After that he looks for someone else to do it.

    There is also the matter of hormones. The adrenal gland stub-
    bornly continues to produce testosterone. It hasn’t got the news.
    To counteract this, the “lady” must take female sex hormones
    to keep down her beard and keep up appearances. She also must
    rub hormone cream into her breasts to keep them looking
    feminine.

    Are these the men who are changed into women?

    These are the men who claim to have been changed into women.
    They are actually castrated and mutilated female impersonators.


    David Reuben, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

     

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Nicholas Stix

    Gore Vidal despised EYAWTKASBWATA because it was solidly against anal.

  83. “Yup, it’s him. I’ll shrink his photo to be merciful to readers’ eyeballs”

    Thanks, because he certainly isn’t easy on the eyes.

  84. I can imagine “Admiral” Levine accepting and not declining the invitation:

  85. Caligula ain’t got nothing on Globohomo.

    • LOL: Rob McX
  86. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    It’s always the glasses. Trannies always mess up the glasses. I’ve begun to suspect that those female optometrists’ assistants steer the tyrannies towards the ugliest pair in the office out of pure, mocking malice

    What is this clown in charge of, General-in-Chief of napkin dispensers?

  87. @Anonymous
    Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great Roman General and Stateman, restaurer of the Republic and hero of both the Civil War and the Mithridatic Wars, enjoyed cross-dressing. He also enjoyed raping teenaged boys, but this is often kept off the history books as it is not as personally edifying as, say, saving the Republic.

    Sulla was famous for his physical courage and his cunning tactical mind. The Romans used to say about him:"The heart of a lion and the cunning of a fox". He was a shrewd judge of character, and had a demonic ability to read people's intentions and play them like puppets on a string.

    There is that famous story about how he clashed with young Pompey. Pompey had sided with Sulla against the last supporters of Marius in the disputes of the orders, where the two factiions clashsed in war for control of the state. At the end, Pompey, who played a key role with his Picentine army in dealing a finasl blow to the resistence, demanded from Sull a triumph. Sula refused on the grounds that Pompey, 25 years old, was too young for a triumph and had not served even as a Quaestor yet, while triumphs were often reserved for Consuls or for generals that had been Consuls or at least had reached the position of praetor. Pompey, a young macho, was used to getting anything that he wanted by force of his personality, by bullying people into submision. But he would learn the hard way that didn't work against the dirty old man. Young Pompey became enraged when he was denied, and that was the famous exchange between the two, which is recorded in history, where Pompey insulted Sulla:

    "There are more of those who admire the rising Sun than the Sun that sets."

    Sulla laughed at it, and then told Pompey that he had 6 legions of veterans that were battle-hardened in not one but two wars, and that his "big" win was nothing more than a squirmish compared to the battles that he won, and that even simple centurions in his army had won bigger battles and accomplished greater deeds than him.

    "Young man, I assure, you, I am an obstacle you won't be able to overcome. I will make sure your fate will be worse than that of those I proscribed."

    It's said that Pompey became pale, and visibly shaken, and then told him that he was just asking for what he thought was fair, and had no intentions of challenging the Great Man.

    His friend Salonius, who knew Sulla very well and had served with him for years, told him that Sulla never had the intention of deying him a triumph. That there was nothing that Sulla admired more than military heroes, and that there was no trait that he admired more in a young man than reckless self-confidence. So Pompey got confused and asked what that was all about. And he explained:

    "It was a test. He wanted to know the limits of your ambition, and the limits of your courage and determination. He now knows that your courage is almost as big as your ambition, but not quite as big. He now knows that you are prideful, and that your skin is as valuable to you if not more than your glory. When pressed to risk it all, you faulter."

    Pompey learned his lesson to never challenge the old fox while he was still alive, and that the old man was way, way above his league in power, cunning and skill. Better wait for the ageing process to do it's job, rather than accelerating the process by force.

    Sulla was awarded the "corona graminea", the highest military award in Republican Rome, an award much rarer than a Purple Heart, given only a handful of times in the 450 years of the Republic, for saving an entire Roman Army of several legions at Nolla during the Civil War. He turned the tide of battle by retreating his army to a high ground, forcing the enemy of cross a narrow straight passage to get to the other side where the hill was flatter. He had prepared for that and put nothing but archers on the top of the hillsides. With the high ground, he killed thousands of Italian troops.

    Sulla is also one of the very generals in history who took part in one-on-one duels to the death, and won all of them. During his younger days as a cadet, he got in brawls and also had personal one-on-one duels with enemies. He was highly skilled with the pillum, the long spear, prefering it to swords.

    But despite his many virtues and immense strength of chracter, Sulla was a vicious, vindictive, spiteful man who never forgave and never forgot. He proscribed and killed thousands of Romans, especially bourgeoise from the "Ordos Equester", whom he murdered and confiscated the property from. Sulla was a Patrician, an aristocrat of old blood, and he hated the fact that plutocrats, rich men from non-aristocratic backgrounds, could simply buy the social prestige that his ancestors had to conquer with blood. As mentioned, Sulla enjoyed cross-dressing. A pederast, he enjoyed violating teenaged boys, a fact that is amply recorded in history. In his farewell speech to the Roman Senate, he presented a very effeminate actor called Metrobius as his "wife", to a horrified Senate.

    The point I am making here with this long diatribe is that, just because a man enjoyur dressing like a woman or might have other vices, does not mean that he is necessarily "inadequate" for sterotypically masculine roles. This admiral might turn out to be the greatest admiral ever.

    Sulla's entrance into the Senate, returning from his victory against King Mithridates. Now this is terrifying. What a horrible old man:
    https://youtu.be/JkXaj_XzeV0

    Replies: @El Dato, @Alexandros

    Sadly, my knowledge of the classics are shot to hell because “history of ancient Rome”, as taught was a bunch of disconnected pointlike events over random time brackets and no overarching theme, or at least not one that I could distinguish when young or that the teacher knew about or maybe dared to explain. Studies of latin didn’t help.

    So this Sulla guy seems to have been a “best of breed” bruiser + politician-general-warlord who might have felt right at home as general of an SS tank division.

    He had a few successful actions under his belt, which is per se grounds to gather support in the political sphere. This is not quite the same as the Levine situation.

  88. Anonymous[678] • Disclaimer says:

    Now can we tell feminists that their fight is over? Every glass ceiling will be shattered by these new improved females so they can quit their bitchin’ and declare victory in the battle of the sexes.
    I know that some older feminists finally understand this is bad for them. But you could have some fun with the younger ones … like when a Whole Foods cashier told me she was a “Plant Activist” so I said “Oh, so you only eat animals then?”

  89. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren't in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Alfa158, @Nicholas Stix, @Achmed E. Newman

    when they made Patton in 1973

    It was released in 1970.
    When my Dad took us to see it at Fort Myer (IIRC), we saw the ending credits (or maybe a preview) of MASH, which had a bit of the shower scene.

  90. @Hypnotoad666
    @Shouting Thomas

    Any future war will be fought by drones and bots, remotely operated or controlled by AI. Plus digital cyberattacks and psy ops.

    The legacy military of big-deck carriers, manned fighter jets, and tanks and artillery is basically a $1 Trillion program to create diversity jobs and defense contractor subsidies.

    Replies: @Hans Tholstrup

    Doesn’t China rule AI these days ?

  91. O.T. but great news!

    Mix-and-Match Covid Boosters: Why They Just Might Work
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/health/covid-vaccine-mix-match.html

    The headline alone fills me with optimism. You hear that? It just might work!

  92. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren't in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Alfa158, @Nicholas Stix, @Achmed E. Newman

    Patton was filmed with the cooperation of Spanish Army so they used whatever they had in their inventory. The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111 bombers and had only recently retired the Hispano fighters planes that were ME109s built under license using Rolls Royce engines. The producers had access to some real WW2 level hardware for the film but didn’t let history get in the way of the story.
    One character complained that the Wehrmacht had the advantage of diesel power for their tanks when in fact the Germans were the only major tank force that didn’t use diesel engines.
    Patton supposedly had Rommel’s book on his bedside and studied it to learn blitzkrieg tactics. In reality Rommel’s book was a memoir of his time as an infantry officer on the Italian front in WW1. The manuals on integrated air/ground blitzkrieg warfare, and the use of dedicated armored units, were written between the wars by British officers J.F.C. Fuller, Sir Basil Liddell Hart, and a young Charles DeGaulle.
    Heinz Guderian unified and perfected the techniques and wrote the definitive how-to manual that Patton would have been studying. Unfortunately for the Germans they practiced blitzkrieg tactics in a secret pre-war deal where the Soviets allowed them to conduct exercises in Soviet territory away from the prying eyes of Versailles Treaty enforcers, in exchange for technical assistance to the Soviet Army. The Soviets were taking notes and once they got over the initial shock of Barbarossa, Zhukov showed the Germans how to carry out REAL blitzkrieg warfare. None of that half-measures German practice of launching an offensive with anything less than 20,000 tanks and airplanes attacking practically shoulder to shoulder.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Alfa158

    Overall I agree. I’d add that Guderian’s memoir “Panzer General” debunked Liddell Hart’s claims about inventing complementary armoured/air operations. In turn, maverick Tory MP Alan Clark, in “Barbarossa” debunked Guderian and other Wehrmacht officers’ excuses for being defeated by the Soviets.

    Trivia point: Clark was a descendant of the likely model for the rapacious father-in-law of the peerless Sir Harry Flashman...amazing how six or eight generations of original Industrial Revolution money can produce independent thought.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Alfa158


    The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111
     
    Interesting. When I was posting about the wrong tanks I actually thought back to the scene where Patton uses his revolver to shoot at an He-111 that is strafing him. I was thinking "how the hell did they get an operating He-111 if they couldn't even scrape up an actual Sherman tank or two." But the Spanish military connection is the answer, I guess.
  93. I think Rachel was trying for Rear Admiral (lower half).

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Tarzanne

    No doubt inspired by Rear Admiral Cockburn of War of 1812 fame.

  94. @epebble
    @Thomas

    And now,


    China Announces Successful Test of World's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     

    Replies: @Thomas, @El Dato, @Joe Stalin, @El Dato

    China Announces Successful Test of World’s Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug

    Hmmm, let’s see:

    The monolithic solid rocket motor, developed by a branch of the Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)—a state-owned contractor of the Chinese space program—is 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) in diameter and has a thrust of 500 tons, according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, which described it as the largest in the world.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug

    According to a NASA tech note:

    “500 pounds (2224 newtons)”

    so the CASC motor yields 500 x 4 x 2224 = 4,448,000 newtons.

    NASA tested a 24 meganewton rocket motor in the 1960s.

    [5:30]

  95. @SafeNow
    https://t1.thpservices.com/previewimage/gallil/8c9f75a48bd5a547a149fde1e84f19f1/mev-12454621.jpg

    Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey. That’s more like it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey. That’s more like it.

    No, more like Fonda, Ford, and Mitchum. On some studio lot near Steve’s alma mater. Show us the real guys.

    Admiral Halsey notified me
    He had to have a berth or he couldn’t get to sea
    I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
    Butter pie?
    The butter wouldn’t melt so I put it in the pie

    • Replies: @res
    @Reg Cæsar

    Not quite that, but here are admirals Spruance, Mitscher, Nimitz, and Lee aboard the USS Indianapolis during February 1945.

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/95/0b/48/950b488862a3e9a5f6b2d849a665df02.jpg

  96. @Buffalo Joe
    @Nimrod

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @petit bourgeois, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Yes. And he pulled his own grandmother out of a nursing home while letting other people’s parents and grandparents die from Covid. He’s a murderer on the scale of Cuomo.

    Clown world indeed.

  97. That’s not cute, Steve. Cut it out.

  98. @epebble
    @Thomas

    And now,


    China Announces Successful Test of World's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-announces-successful-test-of-world-s-most-powerful-rocket-engine/ar-AAPGYug
     

    Replies: @Thomas, @El Dato, @Joe Stalin, @El Dato

    OT: Meanwhile in Russia

    If you have the infrastructure capital to build ship-borne nuclear pressurized water reactors (in this case, KLT-40) and feed them the enriched uranium that they need, why not use it?

    More are coming apparently.

    Back when the US trialled nuclear-powered cargo ships:

    NS Savannah

    [MORE]

    In 1969, Savannah became the first nuclear-powered ship to dock in New York City. She was a centerpiece for a citywide information festival called “Nuclear Week In New York.” Thousands of people toured Savannah and attended related special events. These included demonstrations of advancements in peaceful uses of atomic energy, such as food products preserved by radiation [bletch!], new applications for technology and many information and education programs. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson featured “Nuclear Week In New York” on two programs. Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, was the featured speaker and President Eisenhower was honored for his introduction of the global Atoms for Peace program. The appearance of Savannah and the Nuclear Week festival program was designed and implemented by Charles Yulish Associates and supported by contributions from leading energy companies.[citation needed]

    Moon hoax aficionados will probably not believe that this was real and why haven’t we built more of those since then, eh?

    Unfortunately one cannot run such a ship with lowly crews from the Phillippines and a registration in Luxembourg. But just maybe:

    As a result of her design handicaps, training requirements, and additional crew members, Savannah cost approximately US\$2 million a year more in operating subsidies than a similarly sized Mariner-class ship with a conventional oil-fired steam plant. The Maritime Administration placed her out of service in 1971 to save costs, a decision that made sense when fuel oil cost US\$20 per ton. In 1974, however, when fuel oil cost \$80 per ton, Savannah’s operating costs would have been no greater than a conventional cargo ship.

    Also great at trolling Greenpeace mercilessly though one would have to defend against pirates, terros, rogue waves and possibly Israeli and French commandos.

    The good ship is still being decommissioned and somewhere in Baltimore now:

    While still under a long term contract with Canton Marine Terminal, NS Savannah was towed via C&D canal to Philadelphia for drydock maintenance and pre-decommission work in early September 2019. She arrived to drydock at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia on 10 September 2019. Pre-decommission work is to include removal of nuclear support systems and other mechanical components leading up to the removal of the reactor. Decommissioning must be accomplished by 2031. By mid-February 2020, the ship had returned to Baltimore.

    • Thanks: epebble
  99. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Rob McX

    The promotion of this particular mental illness is meant to confuse and destroy the masculine spirit. I look in the mirror and say not likely, Yahweh. My gods will consume you and leave what remains in a bus station toilet.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Ron Mexico

    Thank you.

  100. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren't in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Alfa158, @Nicholas Stix, @Achmed E. Newman

    Franklin Schaffner and Co. made Patton from February through June, 1969, and it opened in New York on February 4, 1970.

  101. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Incidentally, those are the wrong tanks in the background. They should be Shermans. But they appear to be Pershings, which weren't in service until 1945 (and then only in tiny numbers).

    I suppose when they made Patton in 1973 the Army was still using the Pershing so they were able to just borrow some for the scene. Sorry to be a pedant, but I always find it annoying when they use the wrong equipment in war movies.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Alfa158, @Nicholas Stix, @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks for pointing that out, Mr. Toad. For me, it’s the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn’t take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

    “OK, cleared for takeoff on runway three-niner”, I heard on one movie, as first of all, the aircraft was already moving at 100 knots, and there can be no runway 39. Just pay a guy a couple of hundred bucks to review the script, if nothing else!

    Oh, yeah, on one of the 9/11 movies, I saw first a B-757 from the outside, and then a couple of times it was an Airbus 320 or 319.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    More than once I've seen movies set in the 1970s or 80s, where someone looks out the window of their airplane and the end of the wing has an upturned winglet at the end. But those winglets weren't on planes until much later, maybe the early 2000s or so.

    Also enemy fighters somehow always end up being Northrop T-38 trainers (I am pretty sure that was the case in Top Gun). But I'll let that slide as pre-CGI there wouldn't be any good way to simulate a MIG. (Although by the 90s you probably could have rented one for cheap from the cash-strapped Russians.)

    Replies: @Ralph L

    , @Etruscan Film Star
    @Achmed E. Newman


    For me, it’s the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn’t take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

     

    Knowledgeable people are entitled to be annoyed when they spot an error in equipment or props. Today's directors and set designers seem to be awfully laissez-faire about anachronisms. Was it always so? I once read about a '50s sword-and-sandals blockbuster where they re-shot a "cast of thousands" scene because one extra, kitted out as a Roman legionnaire, wore a wristwatch.

    But it's not only physical items that the movies get wrong about scripts set in the past. As a writer it winds me up to hear characters speaking words and figures of speech that are completely out of place for the time portrayed. That includes frequent, casual use of four-letter words that wouldn't have been allowed in a well-run bar generations ago. I suppose the script writers think they're making the language relevant to contemporary hipsters. Or maybe they themselves are too ignorant to know they're falsifying another era.
  102. Seriously though, how are women convincing themselves to put up with this shit? JK Rowling gets somewhat canceled for stating the obvious, yet this abomination gets promoted to first “woman” whatever and there’s no feminist revolt? What the hell?

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Jefferson Temple

    Good point. Some older and middle-aged women who are financially secure are speaking out. Even Margaret Atwood gently criticized the trans movement on Twitter yesterday. Younger women appear to be afraid of the aggression of the trans and nonbinary mob, though. Keep in mind proportionally way more people under 30 self-identify as something other than their sex, and these wackos usually claim that their critics are causing violence or “literally killing them.”

  103. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    Related:

    Unmasked black female DI leads masked white recruits in cadence about MLK:

    • Replies: @Blodgie
    @Dr. X

    Exactly what those idiots signed up for: their own humiliation by giving up their autonomy.

    But I bet Boomer Dad, who really liked the propaganda of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers is so proud of his newly minted killer.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @The Alarmist
    @Dr. X

    I think weused to have a cadence to the effect of ...

    “Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines;
    What a great waste of life.”

  104. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    What was it born as? Transitioning didn’t improve its appearance.

    Parents were both Jewish lawyers.

    The original cause of her confusion?

  105. @TWS
    Just what the hell is he 'admiral' of?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory

    Just what the hell is he ‘admiral’ of?

    I am sure there is s a “se(a)man” joke here somewhere.

    • Troll: TWS
    • Replies: @TWS
    @Chris Mallory

    Sorry the troll was supposed to be a lol. I blame my giant thumbs

  106. @anon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    i've tried to post this same vid literally 1,000 times and the black lesbians exercise their okonkwo power.

    because it explains the holocaust.

    the strategy of suppressing the answer to "why?"

    this just assures a second holocaust.

    unz mossad approved commenters remind me of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVh3RBOZeE

    Replies: @El Dato

    I actually had to look up Okonkwo

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

    and

    Okonkwo

    Okonkwo, the son of the effeminate and lazy Unoka, strives to make his way in a world that seems to value manliness. In so doing, he rejects everything for which he believes his father stood. Unoka was idle, poor, profligate, cowardly, gentle, and interested in music and conversation. Okonkwo consciously adopts opposite ideals and becomes productive, wealthy, thrifty, brave, violent, and adamantly opposed to music and anything else that he perceives to be “soft,” such as conversation and emotion. He is stoic to a fault.

    He’s fully Yang (but black).

    Okonkwo achieves great social and financial success by embracing these ideals. He marries three women and fathers several children. Nevertheless, just as his father was at odds with the values of the community around him, so too does Okonkwo find himself unable to adapt to changing times as the white man comes to live among the Umuofians. As it becomes evident that compliance rather than violence constitutes the wisest principle for survival, Okonkwo realizes that he has become a relic, no longer able to function within his changing society.

    Not bad.

  107. @Reg Cæsar
    @Sick of Orcs

    Here's a Jew with more common sense, at least on this point-- no doubt why you haven't heard his name in 40 years:


    How can a man have a vagina? Is it possible?

    With the miracles of modem medical science, virtually anything
    is possible. Skilful albeit bizarre surgery, audacious hormone
    therapy, and above all a willingness on the part of the patient to
    sacrifice anything makes the impossible a reality.

    It goes something like this. First the patient has to find a
    doctor willing to do the job. Certain European surgeons are
    known to be willing. Not surprisingly at least one of them is a
    well-known homosexual himself. The operation is fairly simple:

    Under general anaesthetic, the penis is amputated at the base.
    The testicles are also removed, completely. Then it gets interest-
    ing. By skillful plastic surgery an [...?] vagina is constructed
    below the root of the penis. This part of the operation is well
    known, since artificial vaginas are routinely constructed in young
    women born with absent or abnormal vaginal canals.

    Simultaneously, plastic surgery is being performed on the
    breasts. The usual method is injection of silicone foam, a process
    also used on under-endowed females. Goodbye penis and testicles,
    hello vagina and breasts and a man becomes a woman. Almost
    but not quite. Actually he is simply a man who has lost his ex-
    ternal genitalia. He has gained a pound of chemical foam plastered
    onto his chest and an open wound where most of his reproduc-
    tive system used to be. He still has plenty of problems.

    First he must dilate his new vagina daily. Otherwise it closes
    up. Nature resents meddling and tries to correct man’s mistakes.
    For the first couple of months, the new “woman” does the
    dilating himself. After that he looks for someone else to do it.

    There is also the matter of hormones. The adrenal gland stub-
    bornly continues to produce testosterone. It hasn’t got the news.
    To counteract this, the “lady” must take female sex hormones
    to keep down her beard and keep up appearances. She also must
    rub hormone cream into her breasts to keep them looking
    feminine.

    Are these the men who are changed into women?

    These are the men who claim to have been changed into women.
    They are actually castrated and mutilated female impersonators.


    David Reuben, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

     

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Nicholas Stix

    Thanks, Reg. This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.

    I found my mom’s copy in her dresser and read a bit, but definitely missed this passage.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.
     
    His nutrition books are much better, but didn't sell well.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Nicholas Stix


    for two straight years
     
    Pun intended?
  108. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    Get that thing away from me

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  109. @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks, Reg. This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.

    I found my mom's copy in her dresser and read a bit, but definitely missed this passage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Paperback Writer

    This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.

    His nutrition books are much better, but didn’t sell well.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Reg Cæsar

    I didn't realize he wrote nutrition books, thanks, will look up.

  110. @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    Looks like an experiment that went wrong.

  111. …Female Four-Star Admiral

    Are these stars dyke-cast? Or cold metal trans-fer?

    • LOL: The Alarmist
  112. @Technite78
    @Nimrod

    That should be the picture next to a dozen or so entries in DSM-5.

    I would not be able to take that person seriously in any professional setting.

    Replies: @Kylie, @Ben tillman

    “I would not be able to take that person [Admiral Levine] seriously in any professional setting.”

    Not even a carnival freak show?

    I myself will not be able to take this person seriously as a female until I see an unretouched photo of Joe Biden sniffing “her” hair.

    (Bonus points if the photo is taken at a carnival freak show.)

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • LOL: Rob McX
  113. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    In the words of Philip Caputo, the final indignity is that there is no final indignity.

  114. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I’ll shrink his photo to be merciful to readers’ eyeballs:
     
    https://eyebleach.me/

    Michelle Jennke warmup dance highlights:

    https://youtu.be/POmuoyiKq3E

    You're welcome.

    Replies: @fish, @Dube

    Rip van Winkle just woke up. After breakfast, I’m taking him to a track meet to watch women running in their underwear.

  115. @Alfa158
    @Hypnotoad666

    Patton was filmed with the cooperation of Spanish Army so they used whatever they had in their inventory. The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111 bombers and had only recently retired the Hispano fighters planes that were ME109s built under license using Rolls Royce engines. The producers had access to some real WW2 level hardware for the film but didn’t let history get in the way of the story.
    One character complained that the Wehrmacht had the advantage of diesel power for their tanks when in fact the Germans were the only major tank force that didn’t use diesel engines.
    Patton supposedly had Rommel’s book on his bedside and studied it to learn blitzkrieg tactics. In reality Rommel’s book was a memoir of his time as an infantry officer on the Italian front in WW1. The manuals on integrated air/ground blitzkrieg warfare, and the use of dedicated armored units, were written between the wars by British officers J.F.C. Fuller, Sir Basil Liddell Hart, and a young Charles DeGaulle.
    Heinz Guderian unified and perfected the techniques and wrote the definitive how-to manual that Patton would have been studying. Unfortunately for the Germans they practiced blitzkrieg tactics in a secret pre-war deal where the Soviets allowed them to conduct exercises in Soviet territory away from the prying eyes of Versailles Treaty enforcers, in exchange for technical assistance to the Soviet Army. The Soviets were taking notes and once they got over the initial shock of Barbarossa, Zhukov showed the Germans how to carry out REAL blitzkrieg warfare. None of that half-measures German practice of launching an offensive with anything less than 20,000 tanks and airplanes attacking practically shoulder to shoulder.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Hypnotoad666

    Overall I agree. I’d add that Guderian’s memoir “Panzer General” debunked Liddell Hart’s claims about inventing complementary armoured/air operations. In turn, maverick Tory MP Alan Clark, in “Barbarossa” debunked Guderian and other Wehrmacht officers’ excuses for being defeated by the Soviets.

    Trivia point: Clark was a descendant of the likely model for the rapacious father-in-law of the peerless Sir Harry Flashman…amazing how six or eight generations of original Industrial Revolution money can produce independent thought.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Cortes

    I loved the Flashman novels and bought all the other books that Fraser wrote as well. I was sorry he never got to write the book about Flashman fighting as a decorated hero for both sides in the US Civil War, but he did pretty much do it in the book about John Brown. I still use a phrase from the opening of that book. “Call ‘em what you will my boy, it’s nothing to what they’ll call you”.

    Replies: @RVBlake

  116. Is this our response to China’s nukes?

    • LOL: Kylie
  117. @JimDandy
    Him n' Milley were on the downlow back when they played h.s. football together. In the afterglow they would dream of the day when they were both four-star generals. America, what a country.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @JimDandy

    And we’re supposed to take seriously solemn pronouncements on policy from an administration that maintains that a man having his dick sliced off is a woman??? This is a bridge just too far, even for Brandon.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  118. @Alfa158
    @International Jew

    Lenin or his successors would have him taken out and shot as a wrecker and saboteur trying to cripple the armed forces.

    Replies: @Richard of Melbourne, @Kolya Krassotkin

    And Lenin and his successors would have been doing the right thing.

    God help us if we ever go to war with Russia or China. The American hoi-poloi are not going to send their sons and daughters to fight and bleed for a country whose leaders demand they pretend a freak like Levine is a woman.

    People will fight for mom and apple pie. They will not fight for the right of a homely, overweight Jewish man in a dress to demand to be acknowledged as a woman.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    "and it's one, two, three, four,
    What are we fightin' for?
    Don't ask me, I don't give a damn."

  119. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    We haven’t reached Peak Democrat yet, either.

  120. @Buffalo Joe
    @Nimrod

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @petit bourgeois, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Yep, that’s the…well, whatever it is.

    Failing upward, spectacularly thus far. And also getting away with that atrocity in Pennsylvania.

  121. Why am I starting to feel more sympathetic to members of the Taliban than USA’s own four-star generals? The world is such a weird place now.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Cam Gilson


    The world is such a weird place now.
     
    More Lucifers than Nigels were born in the UK last year:


    https://youtu.be/X-_v699wDuM

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  122. @Buffalo Joe
    @Nimrod

    Nimrod, was Levine formerly the Health Director of Pennsylvania? The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @petit bourgeois, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Jus' Sayin'...

    The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.

    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jus' Sayin'...


    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.
     
    The fact that this happened in multiple states and in other countries is interesting. There is an undertaker in the UK who spent a lot of time collecting dead people out of care homes (their term for nursing homes). He maintains that the UK governments actions in this regard amounted to a conscious policy of euthanasia. They certainly had financial incentive.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist

  123. @Peter Johnson
    She is the very model of a modern four-star admiral.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXf0o2d-W5w&ab_channel=LukeCollins

    Replies: @Cortes

    A Rear Admiral, no doubt.

  124. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Rob McX

    The promotion of this particular mental illness is meant to confuse and destroy the masculine spirit. I look in the mirror and say not likely, Yahweh. My gods will consume you and leave what remains in a bus station toilet.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Ron Mexico

    Your comment made me think of Johnny Cash “God is Gonna Cut You Down” or Van Morrison “Rough God Riding”

  125. @Joe Stalin
    Of all the Steve Sailer predictions, World War T I thought was the most improbable.

    And yet here we are, Victory of the Improbable.

    You see, New Yorkers, you need to start your war on the anti-Second Amendment Sullivan Act of 1911 NOW and you might succeed in a couple of years...

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    Of all the Steve Sailer predictions, World War T I thought was the most improbable.

    And yet here we are, Victory of the Improbable.

    Yeah, in terms of importance, it’s way down on the list of Steve’s work. But in terms of picking up on the crazy in our culture and predicting the future it was absolutely stunning.

    I’m pretty jaded about what a crap pile our intellectual and political life has become under minoritarianism, but i thought “Huh? Promote a tiny–obviously crazy miniscule minority that disgusts pretty much everyone?” But sure ‘nuf.

  126. If Rod Serling ran an episode of this “Admiral” on The Twilight Zone, not one American in that era would find this remotely believable, even though it was presented on a science fiction show.

    • Replies: @LP5
    @northeast

    Serling sequels after the Admiral, with winners of the Heisman Trophy and the Olympic Decathalon.
    What were the odds on that trifecta?

  127. Isn’t the Surgeon General the head of USPS? Why are USPS doctors commissioned, with military ranks? That ought to be changed now, except that the usual suspects will scream that it’s motivated by “hate” for Ms. Levine.

  128. Next up is a Hollywood bash featuring video of the conversion surgery–anyone who’s any fun will be there.

    Despair not, however, if you’re not invited, as a sure-fire blockbuster is in the works, with look-alike Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role. It’s called “From Queer to Eternity.”

    • LOL: roonaldo
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @roonaldo

    Or, if you're the Secretary of Transportation, "From Queer to Paternity."

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228220906_From_Queer_to_Paternity_How_Primary_Gay_Fathers_are_Changing_Fatherhood_and_Gay_Identity

    Replies: @roonaldo

  129. @JimDandy
    Him n' Milley were on the downlow back when they played h.s. football together. In the afterglow they would dream of the day when they were both four-star generals. America, what a country.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @JimDandy

    I’m not joking.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @JimDandy

    Revive the old "Be all that you can be!" recruitment campaign, and make Levine the poster girl.

    (We now live in a country where satire is redundant.)

    , @Buck Ransom
    @JimDandy

    Suddenly I'm reminded of Tiny Tim.

  130. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for pointing that out, Mr. Toad. For me, it's the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn't take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

    "OK, cleared for takeoff on runway three-niner", I heard on one movie, as first of all, the aircraft was already moving at 100 knots, and there can be no runway 39. Just pay a guy a couple of hundred bucks to review the script, if nothing else!

    Oh, yeah, on one of the 9/11 movies, I saw first a B-757 from the outside, and then a couple of times it was an Airbus 320 or 319.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Etruscan Film Star

    More than once I’ve seen movies set in the 1970s or 80s, where someone looks out the window of their airplane and the end of the wing has an upturned winglet at the end. But those winglets weren’t on planes until much later, maybe the early 2000s or so.

    Also enemy fighters somehow always end up being Northrop T-38 trainers (I am pretty sure that was the case in Top Gun). But I’ll let that slide as pre-CGI there wouldn’t be any good way to simulate a MIG. (Although by the 90s you probably could have rented one for cheap from the cash-strapped Russians.)

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Hypnotoad666

    But those winglets weren’t on planes until much later, maybe the early 2000s or so.

    Learjet had them first in the late 70's, the 747-400 was the first big airliner with them in the late 80's. I had to look it up, but I stopped reading Aviation Leak in '91, and knew I'd seen them there.

  131. That’s not a woman, that’s a man, baby!

  132. @roonaldo
    Next up is a Hollywood bash featuring video of the conversion surgery--anyone who's any fun will be there.

    Despair not, however, if you're not invited, as a sure-fire blockbuster is in the works, with look-alike Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role. It's called "From Queer to Eternity."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @roonaldo
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Good one! I tried to LOL your remark but flubbed and LOLed my post. I may have a case of the heebie jeebies from the picture of the admiral--makes me want to poke out my mind's eye (as said by a character I can't recall--South Park?)

  133. @Alfa158
    @Hypnotoad666

    Patton was filmed with the cooperation of Spanish Army so they used whatever they had in their inventory. The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111 bombers and had only recently retired the Hispano fighters planes that were ME109s built under license using Rolls Royce engines. The producers had access to some real WW2 level hardware for the film but didn’t let history get in the way of the story.
    One character complained that the Wehrmacht had the advantage of diesel power for their tanks when in fact the Germans were the only major tank force that didn’t use diesel engines.
    Patton supposedly had Rommel’s book on his bedside and studied it to learn blitzkrieg tactics. In reality Rommel’s book was a memoir of his time as an infantry officer on the Italian front in WW1. The manuals on integrated air/ground blitzkrieg warfare, and the use of dedicated armored units, were written between the wars by British officers J.F.C. Fuller, Sir Basil Liddell Hart, and a young Charles DeGaulle.
    Heinz Guderian unified and perfected the techniques and wrote the definitive how-to manual that Patton would have been studying. Unfortunately for the Germans they practiced blitzkrieg tactics in a secret pre-war deal where the Soviets allowed them to conduct exercises in Soviet territory away from the prying eyes of Versailles Treaty enforcers, in exchange for technical assistance to the Soviet Army. The Soviets were taking notes and once they got over the initial shock of Barbarossa, Zhukov showed the Germans how to carry out REAL blitzkrieg warfare. None of that half-measures German practice of launching an offensive with anything less than 20,000 tanks and airplanes attacking practically shoulder to shoulder.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Hypnotoad666

    The Spaniards were actually still flying WW2 Heinkel HE111

    Interesting. When I was posting about the wrong tanks I actually thought back to the scene where Patton uses his revolver to shoot at an He-111 that is strafing him. I was thinking “how the hell did they get an operating He-111 if they couldn’t even scrape up an actual Sherman tank or two.” But the Spanish military connection is the answer, I guess.

  134. Anon[131] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nimrod
    https://www.thefloridapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-official-to-be-sworn-in.jpgw1440-681x511.jpeg

    There. Fixed it for you, Steve.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Calvin Hobbes, @Gary in Gramercy, @Polistra, @Technite78, @Buffalo Joe, @Anon, @Trelane, @Shel100, @Anon

    Pulling the hair back and not smiling does help just a little bit.

    Also, the tasteful single pearl earrings are better than the danglers.

    On a more serious note, when I first heard of transgenderism I just could not believe that anyone would be so tormented that he would be compelled to go out in public dressed as a woman. But it’s got to be something real and severe, whatever it is, to go to work everyday looking as cringingly, embarrassingly, nauseatingly, ludicrously pathetic as this thing looks. Jesus. Or maybe there is an anorexia-type delusion going on.

    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton, extremely unhealthy, and sexually repellent, and she simply will not believe it, even if everybody in her life and every medical authority she meets tells her that. Maybe these trannies really think they look fine.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anon


    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton...
     
    Nice to know I'm not alone in keeping this word alive! You got the tuition you paid for.

    Evidently people can no longer deal with the X>CT mutation because they're dyslectic. Including, ironically, Google-- i.e., Alphabet-- spell check.

    Or maybe it's just impraxical?
    , @Midnights
    @Anon

    Looks like Bib Fortuna, the thing that worked the door at Jabba the Hutt's Palace in Return of the Jedi.

  135. @El Dato
    @Forbes

    Trans women are women, dontcha know.

    Replies: @Anon

    Trans women are women, dontcha know.

    But are they female?

    • Thanks: Forbes
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anon

    Now I'm confused!

  136. @Cam Gilson
    Why am I starting to feel more sympathetic to members of the Taliban than USA’s own four-star generals? The world is such a weird place now.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The world is such a weird place now.

    More Lucifers than Nigels were born in the UK last year:

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed..."

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

  137. @Tarzanne
    I think Rachel was trying for Rear Admiral (lower half).

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    No doubt inspired by Rear Admiral Cockburn of War of 1812 fame.

  138. Ironically, Victor Davis Hanson published an article on the dysfunction of the military: https://victorhanson.com/what-happened-to-the-beloved-military/

    • Thanks: El Dato
  139. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    More than once I've seen movies set in the 1970s or 80s, where someone looks out the window of their airplane and the end of the wing has an upturned winglet at the end. But those winglets weren't on planes until much later, maybe the early 2000s or so.

    Also enemy fighters somehow always end up being Northrop T-38 trainers (I am pretty sure that was the case in Top Gun). But I'll let that slide as pre-CGI there wouldn't be any good way to simulate a MIG. (Although by the 90s you probably could have rented one for cheap from the cash-strapped Russians.)

    Replies: @Ralph L

    But those winglets weren’t on planes until much later, maybe the early 2000s or so.

    Learjet had them first in the late 70’s, the 747-400 was the first big airliner with them in the late 80’s. I had to look it up, but I stopped reading Aviation Leak in ’91, and knew I’d seen them there.

  140. @Wilkey
    The Biden Administration has Jews of all kinds. That's what I call diversity!

    Anyhoo, I was tallying up the data on Joe Biden's cabinet. According to the never-biased, authoritative Wikipedia, Joe Biden's Cabinet includes 25 members: the vice president, the chief of staff, 15 department heads, and the heads of 8 other agencies (OMB, EPA, etc.).

    Of those 25:
    7 are Jewish (28%)
    6.5 are black (26%)
    1.5 are Asian (6%)
    3 are Hispanic (12%)
    1 is American Indian (4%)
    6 are non-Jewish whites (24%)

    So Jews and blacks, who combined account for only 15% of the US population, are 54% of Biden's Cabinet.

    Relative to their shares of the population, Jews are 35 times likelier than non-Jewish whites (~60% of the population) to be in Biden's Cabinet. Blacks are 5 times likelier than non-Jewish whites to be in Biden's Cabinet.

    Some people would argue that I should include Joe Biden himself in those numbers, but it's pretty damn clear that he isn't running things.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    But much less than the 100% kosher brides and grooms of Biden’s progeny!

  141. @Anon
    @Nimrod

    Pulling the hair back and not smiling does help just a little bit.

    https://www.eriereader.com/image/scale/auto/auto/articles/715134_rachel-levine-share.jpg

    Also, the tasteful single pearl earrings are better than the danglers.

    On a more serious note, when I first heard of transgenderism I just could not believe that anyone would be so tormented that he would be compelled to go out in public dressed as a woman. But it's got to be something real and severe, whatever it is, to go to work everyday looking as cringingly, embarrassingly, nauseatingly, ludicrously pathetic as this thing looks. Jesus. Or maybe there is an anorexia-type delusion going on.

    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton, extremely unhealthy, and sexually repellent, and she simply will not believe it, even if everybody in her life and every medical authority she meets tells her that. Maybe these trannies really think they look fine.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Midnights

    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton…

    Nice to know I’m not alone in keeping this word alive! You got the tuition you paid for.

    Evidently people can no longer deal with the X>CT mutation because they’re dyslectic. Including, ironically, Google– i.e., Alphabet– spell check.

    Or maybe it’s just impraxical?

  142. @Reg Cæsar
    @Cam Gilson


    The world is such a weird place now.
     
    More Lucifers than Nigels were born in the UK last year:


    https://youtu.be/X-_v699wDuM

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “Nigel’s whole future is as good as sealed…”

  143. LIB – LIAB

    Let it Burn. Let it All Burn.

  144. @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Buffalo Joe


    The one who killed off so many elderly with his mis handling of covid in nursing homes.
     
    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.

    The fact that this happened in multiple states and in other countries is interesting. There is an undertaker in the UK who spent a lot of time collecting dead people out of care homes (their term for nursing homes). He maintains that the UK governments actions in this regard amounted to a conscious policy of euthanasia. They certainly had financial incentive.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Mr. Anon


    They certainly had financial incentive.
     
    Look at how the recently resigned NSW Premier in Australia was being paid off.

    One gets the feeling lots of these pols are being paid to inflict this crap on us.

    But who is doing the paying? CCP? WEF? Soros? Gates?
    , @The Alarmist
    @Mr. Anon

    Mengele, Himmler, and Hitler had nothing on our COVID Clown World Vaxxi Party masters.

    https://youtu.be/IQI3g72AOBY

    Replies: @J.Ross

  145. @Thomas
    This week, China sends a hypersonic nuke across the globe. And we promote our first sex pervert-American to four-star admiral.

    If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    Replies: @Prester John, @Desiderius, @epebble, @danand

    “China sends…”

    Thomas, September 2, 2021:

    BEIJING — China’s government under President Xi Jinping has banned effeminate men on TV…

    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/china-bans-sissy-men-tv-crackdown-79786409

    Where, oh god where, is our “American Xi Jinping”

  146. By Theodore Dalrymple:

    … the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate …

    #WINNING

  147. I wonder how his pediatric practice did, after he came out? It’s possible that pursuing a bureaucratic career would have been a more viable career path, after that point.

    In any case, an olden-day four-star (and later five-star) navy admiral, like William Halsey, wouldn’t have been amused. Most modern day ones, too, privately.

  148. @Cortes
    @Alfa158

    Overall I agree. I’d add that Guderian’s memoir “Panzer General” debunked Liddell Hart’s claims about inventing complementary armoured/air operations. In turn, maverick Tory MP Alan Clark, in “Barbarossa” debunked Guderian and other Wehrmacht officers’ excuses for being defeated by the Soviets.

    Trivia point: Clark was a descendant of the likely model for the rapacious father-in-law of the peerless Sir Harry Flashman...amazing how six or eight generations of original Industrial Revolution money can produce independent thought.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    I loved the Flashman novels and bought all the other books that Fraser wrote as well. I was sorry he never got to write the book about Flashman fighting as a decorated hero for both sides in the US Civil War, but he did pretty much do it in the book about John Brown. I still use a phrase from the opening of that book. “Call ‘em what you will my boy, it’s nothing to what they’ll call you”.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    @Alfa158

    Agreed. Did you read Fraser's novels about Private McAuslan, the dirtiest soldier in the British Army? Enjoyed Fraser's WWII memoir, "Quartered Safe Out Here", about his service in Field Marshal Slim's 10th Army in SE Asia.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  149. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Alfa158

    And Lenin and his successors would have been doing the right thing.

    God help us if we ever go to war with Russia or China. The American hoi-poloi are not going to send their sons and daughters to fight and bleed for a country whose leaders demand they pretend a freak like Levine is a woman.

    People will fight for mom and apple pie. They will not fight for the right of a homely, overweight Jewish man in a dress to demand to be acknowledged as a woman.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    “and it’s one, two, three, four,
    What are we fightin’ for?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn.”

  150. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - new Battle of the Alamo.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10105429/Critics-argue-Phil-Collins-Alamo-battle-artefacts-help-focus-historic-battles-white-leaders.html

    For decades Phil Collins has been accumulating a huge collection of memorabilia from the legendary siege of the Alamo. Now the 70-year-old Genesis frontman's hoard of weapons, clothing, letters and other artefacts are at the centre of another battle – a very modern one about race. Critics argue the collection helps perpetuate a narrative that focuses only on the battle's white leaders and ignores Latinos, Native Americans and black figures.

    On the other side are those who want the Alamo museum in Texas to simply remember the core participants of the 1836 battle between Texan rebels and Mexican soldiers.

    Collins has been obsessed since childhood with the battle and even believes he is a reincarnation of one of the defenders. He says he became fixated on the battle as a child growing up in Hounslow, west London, watching a 1950s Disney TV series about Alamo defender Davy Crockett and the 1960 John Wayne film The Alamo.

    As he became a multi-millionaire, he began collecting Alamo memorabilia, much of it linked to the leaders of the siege, including Crockett's rifle and Mexican general Santa Anna's sword.
     
    Phil wasn't the only Sixties Brit influenced by Davy Crockett and company.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-GadMSuQVg

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    In the very popular (and highly idiosyncratic and brilliant) 1950s and 1960s British boy’s humor novel series by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, the main kid keeps breaking out, singing The Ballad of Davy Crockett. I guess it must have been a kids pop culture thing in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

    I discovered the Molesworth books as an adult, recommended by a co-worker in New York City. It was the most bizarre and foreign kids book I’d read, for the first ten pages or so. And then it clicked — hilarious and enjoyable.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @PiltdownMan

    Also see the title of Adam and the Ants second LP, taken from the Davy Crockett song.

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


    The story of Stuart Goddard aka Adam Ant is an "interesting" one - by 1980-81 he was the #1 lust object for young women all over the UK, IIRC he was squiring Jamie Lee Curtis (who recently said in the Guardian that "my biggest roles were to do with my physicality, my body, my sexuality" - what a shock) and showbiz pundits were wondering if their babies might have cheekbones you could sharpen pencils on.

    But time turns its pages, and by 2002 a 47-year old in a cowboy hat (see above, he kept the faith!) wasn't so hip.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-133244/Jibes-Adam-Ant-reach-gun.html


    In his heyday, with hits such as Stand And Deliver and Prince Charming, he would have been mobbed by fans in any pub or club in Britain. But on January 12 this year, when he walked in to the Prince of Wales in Kentish Town, North London, the customers saw only a slightly overweight middle-aged man wearing a cowboy hat.

    David Tomlinson, prosecuting, said: 'His appearance seemed to have caused a certain amount of mirth. People started humming The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' ... he stormed out of the pub, returning later armed with a starter pistol. He stood outside and threw a heavy car alternator through the pub window, smashing the glass and hitting a musician inside.

    Several drinkers chased him down the road and Goddard turned and threatened to shoot them with the gun before being arrested by armed police. The officers did not recognise him as the star of Adam and the Ants, who sold 15million records and notched up 15 hits in three years. They scoffed when he claimed to be Adam Ant and to have once dated Austin Powers actress Heather Graham.

    Within weeks, the singer once known as the most beautiful man in pop was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in the Alice Ward of the Royal Free Hospital, North London.
     

    In fact by 2002 the Dandy Highwayman looked more like Benny Hill's character Fred Scuttle.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/37961000/jpg/_37961277_ant_pa_300.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/yx6ss8XR/scuttle.jpg

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @PiltdownMan

  151. @Gary in Gramercy
    @roonaldo

    Or, if you're the Secretary of Transportation, "From Queer to Paternity."

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228220906_From_Queer_to_Paternity_How_Primary_Gay_Fathers_are_Changing_Fatherhood_and_Gay_Identity

    Replies: @roonaldo

    Good one! I tried to LOL your remark but flubbed and LOLed my post. I may have a case of the heebie jeebies from the picture of the admiral–makes me want to poke out my mind’s eye (as said by a character I can’t recall–South Park?)

  152. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    Lack of ‘basic firefighting knowledge,’ failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire

    The report, prepared by Vice Admiral Scott Conn, outlined major lapses in training and preparedness, poor communication and coordination between personnel, bad equipment maintenance and broader breakdowns in the overall command-and-control structure on the vessel.

    For instance, the investigators found that while the ship was fitted with a firefighting foam system that could have slowed the spread of the fire, no one on board was aware of how to put the system into operation, that is to push a certain button.

    “No member of the crew interviewed considered this action or had specific knowledge as to the location of the button or its function,” the report said. Even if the sailors had prior knowledge of the intricate mechanism, it’s not clear if they succeeded in stopping the flames. The report claims that about 87% of all fire stations on board were plagued by equipment issues or had not been inspected at all.

    Oh God. I heard that it was due to the firefighting system being down because the Bonhomme Richard was under repair, but apparently people just didn’t find “the button”.

    Stars&Stripes on this:

    Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

    “during fire”

    Further afield:

    Brother of Manchester Arena bomber leaves UK ahead of scheduled appearance at inquiry he’s refused to cooperate with

    [MORE]

    Ismail Abedi – the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack – has left the UK ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry, its counsel said on Tuesday.

    He had been called to appear before the inquiry on Thursday. Abedi has previously refused to appear over concerns he could incriminate himself, requesting immunity before testifying. Sir John Saunders, who heads up the inquiry, rejected the immunity application, calling it “a considerable affront to justice.”

    “We understand that he is not currently in the country, and there is no indication as to when he will return,” Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, stated on Tuesday, warning Abedi that, if he fails to appear, “the public may infer that he has something to hide.”

    The three Abedi brothers moved to the UK from Libya with their parents, fleeing Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Salman Abedi died at the scene of the terrorist attack after blowing himself up in the suicide bombing.

    They may be able to say it’s due COVID.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @El Dato

    This reminds me of the Good Old Times when we needed to update "the website" during a customer-impacting emergency and nobody knew how to do it, what the password was, who would be responsible or where it was even hosted.

    I hope the submarine force hasn't unlearned all that Admiral Rickover brought in.

    , @AndrewR
    @El Dato

    All this after the UK helped to murder the man supposedly oppressing this family lol

  153. @Anon
    @El Dato


    Trans women are women, dontcha know.
     
    But are they female?

    Replies: @El Dato

    Now I’m confused!

  154. @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    Lack of ‘basic firefighting knowledge,’ failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire


    The report, prepared by Vice Admiral Scott Conn, outlined major lapses in training and preparedness, poor communication and coordination between personnel, bad equipment maintenance and broader breakdowns in the overall command-and-control structure on the vessel.

    For instance, the investigators found that while the ship was fitted with a firefighting foam system that could have slowed the spread of the fire, no one on board was aware of how to put the system into operation, that is to push a certain button.

    “No member of the crew interviewed considered this action or had specific knowledge as to the location of the button or its function,” the report said. Even if the sailors had prior knowledge of the intricate mechanism, it’s not clear if they succeeded in stopping the flames. The report claims that about 87% of all fire stations on board were plagued by equipment issues or had not been inspected at all.
     

    Oh God. I heard that it was due to the firefighting system being down because the Bonhomme Richard was under repair, but apparently people just didn't find "the button".

    Stars&Stripes on this:

    Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

    "during fire"

    Further afield:

    Brother of Manchester Arena bomber leaves UK ahead of scheduled appearance at inquiry he’s refused to cooperate with


    Ismail Abedi – the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack – has left the UK ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry, its counsel said on Tuesday.

    He had been called to appear before the inquiry on Thursday. Abedi has previously refused to appear over concerns he could incriminate himself, requesting immunity before testifying. Sir John Saunders, who heads up the inquiry, rejected the immunity application, calling it “a considerable affront to justice.”

    “We understand that he is not currently in the country, and there is no indication as to when he will return,” Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, stated on Tuesday, warning Abedi that, if he fails to appear, “the public may infer that he has something to hide.”

    The three Abedi brothers moved to the UK from Libya with their parents, fleeing Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Salman Abedi died at the scene of the terrorist attack after blowing himself up in the suicide bombing.
     

    They may be able to say it's due COVID.

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    This reminds me of the Good Old Times when we needed to update “the website” during a customer-impacting emergency and nobody knew how to do it, what the password was, who would be responsible or where it was even hosted.

    I hope the submarine force hasn’t unlearned all that Admiral Rickover brought in.

  155. @Abolish_public_education
    I thought that the head of the totally crappy, US Public Health Service was the Surgeon General, e.g. Koop. The Postmaster General in scrubs.

    Replies: @International Jew, @EdwardM

    It’s clear to me who’d win in a war between the US Postal Service and the Public Health Service.

  156. @JimDandy
    @JimDandy

    I'm not joking.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ103UgM-I0

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Buck Ransom

    Revive the old “Be all that you can be!” recruitment campaign, and make Levine the poster girl.

    (We now live in a country where satire is redundant.)

  157. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    Is it any worse than the USNS Harvey Milk.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Harvey_Milk_(T-AO-206)

    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Verymuchalive

    "Milk" is an unfortunate name for anyone but especially for a gay man. Mexicans have a very vulgar slang for homosexuals that involves the word "leche." I won't elaborate lest I fall victim to The Whim

    Anyway, I was today days old when I learned that there is an entire class of ships named after the black supremacist grifter... uh I mean the "civil rights leader" John Lewis. The collapse of the American empire will be the most glorious event in human history, assuming that it doesn't involve global nuclear war

    , @Etruscan Film Star
    @Verymuchalive


    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.
     
    Next four-star admiral: a homosexual flagellant. New recruiting poster: "Bum, sodomy, and the lash." New slogan: "Whip China's ass!"

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @CCZ

  158. @Abolish_public_education
    I thought that the head of the totally crappy, US Public Health Service was the Surgeon General, e.g. Koop. The Postmaster General in scrubs.

    Replies: @International Jew, @EdwardM

    So did I. So the surgeon general is a “General” and there are also “Admirals.” Why the different designations? I almost feel sorry for the Captain in the pseudo-naval track who is constantly undervalued by people who see his title and think he’s a lowly pseudo-company-grade pseudo-officer in the pseudo-army track.

    Asiden from the silliness of this Admiral Dr. Ms. Assistant Secretary Levine, the whole concept of these “public health” bureaucrats playing dress-up would be quite sinister were it not so comical.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    @EdwardM

    Bizarre. I graduated from a Merchant Marine Academy nearly 45 years ago and in visiting the school's website now see the director of the school is designated an Admiral. Bizarre.

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @EdwardM

    Oddly, an inspector general is often a colonel. It doesn't surprise me, though I can't explain it, that public health officers wear/hold Navy garb/rank. Apparently, there's no distinctive, USPG uniform.

  159. @Alfa158
    @Cortes

    I loved the Flashman novels and bought all the other books that Fraser wrote as well. I was sorry he never got to write the book about Flashman fighting as a decorated hero for both sides in the US Civil War, but he did pretty much do it in the book about John Brown. I still use a phrase from the opening of that book. “Call ‘em what you will my boy, it’s nothing to what they’ll call you”.

    Replies: @RVBlake

    Agreed. Did you read Fraser’s novels about Private McAuslan, the dirtiest soldier in the British Army? Enjoyed Fraser’s WWII memoir, “Quartered Safe Out Here”, about his service in Field Marshal Slim’s 10th Army in SE Asia.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @RVBlake

    Fraser's The Candlemass Road is quite good.

    https://www.amazon.com/Candlemass-Road-George-MacDonald-Fraser/dp/161608099X

  160. @Verymuchalive
    @AndrewR

    Is it any worse than the USNS Harvey Milk.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Harvey_Milk_(T-AO-206)

    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Etruscan Film Star

    “Milk” is an unfortunate name for anyone but especially for a gay man. Mexicans have a very vulgar slang for homosexuals that involves the word “leche.” I won’t elaborate lest I fall victim to The Whim

    Anyway, I was today days old when I learned that there is an entire class of ships named after the black supremacist grifter… uh I mean the “civil rights leader” John Lewis. The collapse of the American empire will be the most glorious event in human history, assuming that it doesn’t involve global nuclear war

  161. I do find it rather delightful that Tradcons are finally starting to wake up (to the extent they are possible) to the corrupt institution called the military.

    You’ve been used.

  162. @EdwardM
    @Abolish_public_education

    So did I. So the surgeon general is a "General" and there are also "Admirals." Why the different designations? I almost feel sorry for the Captain in the pseudo-naval track who is constantly undervalued by people who see his title and think he's a lowly pseudo-company-grade pseudo-officer in the pseudo-army track.

    Asiden from the silliness of this Admiral Dr. Ms. Assistant Secretary Levine, the whole concept of these "public health" bureaucrats playing dress-up would be quite sinister were it not so comical.

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Abolish_public_education

    Bizarre. I graduated from a Merchant Marine Academy nearly 45 years ago and in visiting the school’s website now see the director of the school is designated an Admiral. Bizarre.

  163. @PiltdownMan
    @YetAnotherAnon

    In the very popular (and highly idiosyncratic and brilliant) 1950s and 1960s British boy's humor novel series by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, the main kid keeps breaking out, singing The Ballad of Davy Crockett. I guess it must have been a kids pop culture thing in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

    I discovered the Molesworth books as an adult, recommended by a co-worker in New York City. It was the most bizarre and foreign kids book I'd read, for the first ten pages or so. And then it clicked — hilarious and enjoyable.

    https://youtu.be/txcRQedoEyY

    https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/molesworth_3683.gif

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Also see the title of Adam and the Ants second LP, taken from the Davy Crockett song.

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

    The story of Stuart Goddard aka Adam Ant is an “interesting” one – by 1980-81 he was the #1 lust object for young women all over the UK, IIRC he was squiring Jamie Lee Curtis (who recently said in the Guardian that “my biggest roles were to do with my physicality, my body, my sexuality” – what a shock) and showbiz pundits were wondering if their babies might have cheekbones you could sharpen pencils on.

    But time turns its pages, and by 2002 a 47-year old in a cowboy hat (see above, he kept the faith!) wasn’t so hip.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-133244/Jibes-Adam-Ant-reach-gun.html

    In his heyday, with hits such as Stand And Deliver and Prince Charming, he would have been mobbed by fans in any pub or club in Britain. But on January 12 this year, when he walked in to the Prince of Wales in Kentish Town, North London, the customers saw only a slightly overweight middle-aged man wearing a cowboy hat.

    David Tomlinson, prosecuting, said: ‘His appearance seemed to have caused a certain amount of mirth. People started humming The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ … he stormed out of the pub, returning later armed with a starter pistol. He stood outside and threw a heavy car alternator through the pub window, smashing the glass and hitting a musician inside.

    Several drinkers chased him down the road and Goddard turned and threatened to shoot them with the gun before being arrested by armed police. The officers did not recognise him as the star of Adam and the Ants, who sold 15million records and notched up 15 hits in three years. They scoffed when he claimed to be Adam Ant and to have once dated Austin Powers actress Heather Graham.

    Within weeks, the singer once known as the most beautiful man in pop was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in the Alice Ward of the Royal Free Hospital, North London.

    In fact by 2002 the Dandy Highwayman looked more like Benny Hill’s character Fred Scuttle.

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I think I saw Adam Ant around 1981. I was more impressed by the Bow-Wow-Wow show that year. I believe Bow Wow Wow had the expert drummer who could reproduce the "Burundi Beat" from old anthropology records while Adam and the Ants wound up with an imitator. But I could be wrong about this.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @PiltdownMan
    @YetAnotherAnon

    When I first saw Johnny Depp in a big movie role, about a decade after Adam and the Ants, I thought he was a dead ringer for Adam Ant, and idly wondered if it was him, with a new stage name. I never saw Adam and the Ants in concert, unlike Mr. Sailer, but Bow Wow Wow played frequently in lower Manhattan when I used to live there and I did see them. And I thought Anabella Lim, their (part) Burmese lead singer looked a bit like Adam Ant, too. They would have been well matched, at least visually, fronting a band together.

  164. @YetAnotherAnon
    @PiltdownMan

    Also see the title of Adam and the Ants second LP, taken from the Davy Crockett song.

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


    The story of Stuart Goddard aka Adam Ant is an "interesting" one - by 1980-81 he was the #1 lust object for young women all over the UK, IIRC he was squiring Jamie Lee Curtis (who recently said in the Guardian that "my biggest roles were to do with my physicality, my body, my sexuality" - what a shock) and showbiz pundits were wondering if their babies might have cheekbones you could sharpen pencils on.

    But time turns its pages, and by 2002 a 47-year old in a cowboy hat (see above, he kept the faith!) wasn't so hip.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-133244/Jibes-Adam-Ant-reach-gun.html


    In his heyday, with hits such as Stand And Deliver and Prince Charming, he would have been mobbed by fans in any pub or club in Britain. But on January 12 this year, when he walked in to the Prince of Wales in Kentish Town, North London, the customers saw only a slightly overweight middle-aged man wearing a cowboy hat.

    David Tomlinson, prosecuting, said: 'His appearance seemed to have caused a certain amount of mirth. People started humming The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' ... he stormed out of the pub, returning later armed with a starter pistol. He stood outside and threw a heavy car alternator through the pub window, smashing the glass and hitting a musician inside.

    Several drinkers chased him down the road and Goddard turned and threatened to shoot them with the gun before being arrested by armed police. The officers did not recognise him as the star of Adam and the Ants, who sold 15million records and notched up 15 hits in three years. They scoffed when he claimed to be Adam Ant and to have once dated Austin Powers actress Heather Graham.

    Within weeks, the singer once known as the most beautiful man in pop was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in the Alice Ward of the Royal Free Hospital, North London.
     

    In fact by 2002 the Dandy Highwayman looked more like Benny Hill's character Fred Scuttle.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/37961000/jpg/_37961277_ant_pa_300.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/yx6ss8XR/scuttle.jpg

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @PiltdownMan

    I think I saw Adam Ant around 1981. I was more impressed by the Bow-Wow-Wow show that year. I believe Bow Wow Wow had the expert drummer who could reproduce the “Burundi Beat” from old anthropology records while Adam and the Ants wound up with an imitator. But I could be wrong about this.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Steve Sailer

    Dave Barbarossa.

    Mind you, listening to this 2012 live performance of Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy", I have to ask - who was Bo Diddley's drummer? Or Johnny Otis'?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJOWe4buQ5E

  165. @Dr. X
    @AndrewR

    Related:

    Unmasked black female DI leads masked white recruits in cadence about MLK:


    https://twitter.com/dogbot5/status/1449910120364879880

    Replies: @Blodgie, @The Alarmist

    Exactly what those idiots signed up for: their own humiliation by giving up their autonomy.

    But I bet Boomer Dad, who really liked the propaganda of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers is so proud of his newly minted killer.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Blodgie

    > Boomer Dad

    More like Boomer Granddad if not Grandgranddad

    Internet kids can't get their decades right.

  166. The US Navy already appointed the first 4-Star in 2014. And she was black.

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

    Levine only is the first 4-star trans and the first 4-star ‘woman’ in the public health corps.

  167. @YetAnotherAnon
    @PiltdownMan

    Also see the title of Adam and the Ants second LP, taken from the Davy Crockett song.

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


    The story of Stuart Goddard aka Adam Ant is an "interesting" one - by 1980-81 he was the #1 lust object for young women all over the UK, IIRC he was squiring Jamie Lee Curtis (who recently said in the Guardian that "my biggest roles were to do with my physicality, my body, my sexuality" - what a shock) and showbiz pundits were wondering if their babies might have cheekbones you could sharpen pencils on.

    But time turns its pages, and by 2002 a 47-year old in a cowboy hat (see above, he kept the faith!) wasn't so hip.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-133244/Jibes-Adam-Ant-reach-gun.html


    In his heyday, with hits such as Stand And Deliver and Prince Charming, he would have been mobbed by fans in any pub or club in Britain. But on January 12 this year, when he walked in to the Prince of Wales in Kentish Town, North London, the customers saw only a slightly overweight middle-aged man wearing a cowboy hat.

    David Tomlinson, prosecuting, said: 'His appearance seemed to have caused a certain amount of mirth. People started humming The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' ... he stormed out of the pub, returning later armed with a starter pistol. He stood outside and threw a heavy car alternator through the pub window, smashing the glass and hitting a musician inside.

    Several drinkers chased him down the road and Goddard turned and threatened to shoot them with the gun before being arrested by armed police. The officers did not recognise him as the star of Adam and the Ants, who sold 15million records and notched up 15 hits in three years. They scoffed when he claimed to be Adam Ant and to have once dated Austin Powers actress Heather Graham.

    Within weeks, the singer once known as the most beautiful man in pop was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in the Alice Ward of the Royal Free Hospital, North London.
     

    In fact by 2002 the Dandy Highwayman looked more like Benny Hill's character Fred Scuttle.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/37961000/jpg/_37961277_ant_pa_300.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/yx6ss8XR/scuttle.jpg

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @PiltdownMan

    When I first saw Johnny Depp in a big movie role, about a decade after Adam and the Ants, I thought he was a dead ringer for Adam Ant, and idly wondered if it was him, with a new stage name. I never saw Adam and the Ants in concert, unlike Mr. Sailer, but Bow Wow Wow played frequently in lower Manhattan when I used to live there and I did see them. And I thought Anabella Lim, their (part) Burmese lead singer looked a bit like Adam Ant, too. They would have been well matched, at least visually, fronting a band together.

  168. @Mr. Anon
    @Jus' Sayin'...


    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.
     
    The fact that this happened in multiple states and in other countries is interesting. There is an undertaker in the UK who spent a lot of time collecting dead people out of care homes (their term for nursing homes). He maintains that the UK governments actions in this regard amounted to a conscious policy of euthanasia. They certainly had financial incentive.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist

    They certainly had financial incentive.

    Look at how the recently resigned NSW Premier in Australia was being paid off.

    One gets the feeling lots of these pols are being paid to inflict this crap on us.

    But who is doing the paying? CCP? WEF? Soros? Gates?

  169. @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    Lack of ‘basic firefighting knowledge,’ failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire


    The report, prepared by Vice Admiral Scott Conn, outlined major lapses in training and preparedness, poor communication and coordination between personnel, bad equipment maintenance and broader breakdowns in the overall command-and-control structure on the vessel.

    For instance, the investigators found that while the ship was fitted with a firefighting foam system that could have slowed the spread of the fire, no one on board was aware of how to put the system into operation, that is to push a certain button.

    “No member of the crew interviewed considered this action or had specific knowledge as to the location of the button or its function,” the report said. Even if the sailors had prior knowledge of the intricate mechanism, it’s not clear if they succeeded in stopping the flames. The report claims that about 87% of all fire stations on board were plagued by equipment issues or had not been inspected at all.
     

    Oh God. I heard that it was due to the firefighting system being down because the Bonhomme Richard was under repair, but apparently people just didn't find "the button".

    Stars&Stripes on this:

    Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

    "during fire"

    Further afield:

    Brother of Manchester Arena bomber leaves UK ahead of scheduled appearance at inquiry he’s refused to cooperate with


    Ismail Abedi – the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack – has left the UK ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry, its counsel said on Tuesday.

    He had been called to appear before the inquiry on Thursday. Abedi has previously refused to appear over concerns he could incriminate himself, requesting immunity before testifying. Sir John Saunders, who heads up the inquiry, rejected the immunity application, calling it “a considerable affront to justice.”

    “We understand that he is not currently in the country, and there is no indication as to when he will return,” Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, stated on Tuesday, warning Abedi that, if he fails to appear, “the public may infer that he has something to hide.”

    The three Abedi brothers moved to the UK from Libya with their parents, fleeing Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Salman Abedi died at the scene of the terrorist attack after blowing himself up in the suicide bombing.
     

    They may be able to say it's due COVID.

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    All this after the UK helped to murder the man supposedly oppressing this family lol

  170. @Anonymous
    Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great Roman General and Stateman, restaurer of the Republic and hero of both the Civil War and the Mithridatic Wars, enjoyed cross-dressing. He also enjoyed raping teenaged boys, but this is often kept off the history books as it is not as personally edifying as, say, saving the Republic.

    Sulla was famous for his physical courage and his cunning tactical mind. The Romans used to say about him:"The heart of a lion and the cunning of a fox". He was a shrewd judge of character, and had a demonic ability to read people's intentions and play them like puppets on a string.

    There is that famous story about how he clashed with young Pompey. Pompey had sided with Sulla against the last supporters of Marius in the disputes of the orders, where the two factiions clashsed in war for control of the state. At the end, Pompey, who played a key role with his Picentine army in dealing a finasl blow to the resistence, demanded from Sull a triumph. Sula refused on the grounds that Pompey, 25 years old, was too young for a triumph and had not served even as a Quaestor yet, while triumphs were often reserved for Consuls or for generals that had been Consuls or at least had reached the position of praetor. Pompey, a young macho, was used to getting anything that he wanted by force of his personality, by bullying people into submision. But he would learn the hard way that didn't work against the dirty old man. Young Pompey became enraged when he was denied, and that was the famous exchange between the two, which is recorded in history, where Pompey insulted Sulla:

    "There are more of those who admire the rising Sun than the Sun that sets."

    Sulla laughed at it, and then told Pompey that he had 6 legions of veterans that were battle-hardened in not one but two wars, and that his "big" win was nothing more than a squirmish compared to the battles that he won, and that even simple centurions in his army had won bigger battles and accomplished greater deeds than him.

    "Young man, I assure, you, I am an obstacle you won't be able to overcome. I will make sure your fate will be worse than that of those I proscribed."

    It's said that Pompey became pale, and visibly shaken, and then told him that he was just asking for what he thought was fair, and had no intentions of challenging the Great Man.

    His friend Salonius, who knew Sulla very well and had served with him for years, told him that Sulla never had the intention of deying him a triumph. That there was nothing that Sulla admired more than military heroes, and that there was no trait that he admired more in a young man than reckless self-confidence. So Pompey got confused and asked what that was all about. And he explained:

    "It was a test. He wanted to know the limits of your ambition, and the limits of your courage and determination. He now knows that your courage is almost as big as your ambition, but not quite as big. He now knows that you are prideful, and that your skin is as valuable to you if not more than your glory. When pressed to risk it all, you faulter."

    Pompey learned his lesson to never challenge the old fox while he was still alive, and that the old man was way, way above his league in power, cunning and skill. Better wait for the ageing process to do it's job, rather than accelerating the process by force.

    Sulla was awarded the "corona graminea", the highest military award in Republican Rome, an award much rarer than a Purple Heart, given only a handful of times in the 450 years of the Republic, for saving an entire Roman Army of several legions at Nolla during the Civil War. He turned the tide of battle by retreating his army to a high ground, forcing the enemy of cross a narrow straight passage to get to the other side where the hill was flatter. He had prepared for that and put nothing but archers on the top of the hillsides. With the high ground, he killed thousands of Italian troops.

    Sulla is also one of the very generals in history who took part in one-on-one duels to the death, and won all of them. During his younger days as a cadet, he got in brawls and also had personal one-on-one duels with enemies. He was highly skilled with the pillum, the long spear, prefering it to swords.

    But despite his many virtues and immense strength of chracter, Sulla was a vicious, vindictive, spiteful man who never forgave and never forgot. He proscribed and killed thousands of Romans, especially bourgeoise from the "Ordos Equester", whom he murdered and confiscated the property from. Sulla was a Patrician, an aristocrat of old blood, and he hated the fact that plutocrats, rich men from non-aristocratic backgrounds, could simply buy the social prestige that his ancestors had to conquer with blood. As mentioned, Sulla enjoyed cross-dressing. A pederast, he enjoyed violating teenaged boys, a fact that is amply recorded in history. In his farewell speech to the Roman Senate, he presented a very effeminate actor called Metrobius as his "wife", to a horrified Senate.

    The point I am making here with this long diatribe is that, just because a man enjoyur dressing like a woman or might have other vices, does not mean that he is necessarily "inadequate" for sterotypically masculine roles. This admiral might turn out to be the greatest admiral ever.

    Sulla's entrance into the Senate, returning from his victory against King Mithridates. Now this is terrifying. What a horrible old man:
    https://youtu.be/JkXaj_XzeV0

    Replies: @El Dato, @Alexandros

    Difference of course that Rome was an independent State that still valued military might as the highest responsibility. You may be a fag or a pedo, but your martial skill is what mattered. Romans were practical men. If you could get the job done it mattered less that you had moral failings.

    America on the other hand is a conquered State that values LGBT as the highest responsibility. They don’t look for great generals who happen to be gay, they look for gays. The more of a flaming, unapologetic deviant you are, the better qualified you are.

    To find a masculine man with military ability in this atmosphere seems about as likely as finding a church going virgin in a brothel.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Alexandros

    Admiral Levine and General Milley played football together in high school. Not an obscene metaphor, they're in the same yearbook.

  171. @J.Ross
    Stop. Behold the wisdom of an anonymous stranger on 4chan. This is actually it right here:

    They want to control things. They just don't know how things actually work outside of the political structure. Their ideas about the real world are entirely based on simplified theory and zero experience.
     
    Biden: 80,000 new truck drivers wanted, at the same time that standards for trucks and containers were rendered totally unusable in the name of the environment. So now there will be 80,000 new drivers who are unable to be drivers anyway. Or Haitians grinding your family under aging painted steel.

    Replies: @FPD72

    Biden: 80,000 new truck drivers wanted, at the same time that standards for trucks and containers were rendered totally unusable in the name of the environment.

    California’s Assembly Bill 5, in an attempt to make gig workers, especially Uber and Lyft drivers, employees instead of contractors, has the effect of outlawing independent owner-operators. These independent drivers used to handle the bulk of hauling containers from the LA and Long Beach ports. Add the state’s prohibition of trucks manufactured before 2011 (most of the port haulers own old junk) and some of the major causes of the “supply chain” problems become evident.

    There are some work arounds; previously companies such as Cal Cartage would hire drivers as employees and pay a fee for the trucks. I don’t know whether Cal Cartage or other companies of its ilk are still in operation since I left California in 1994.

    • Thanks: Ben tillman
  172. @northeast
    If Rod Serling ran an episode of this "Admiral" on The Twilight Zone, not one American in that era would find this remotely believable, even though it was presented on a science fiction show.

    Replies: @LP5

    Serling sequels after the Admiral, with winners of the Heisman Trophy and the Olympic Decathalon.
    What were the odds on that trifecta?

    • Agree: northeast
  173. @Steve Sailer
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I think I saw Adam Ant around 1981. I was more impressed by the Bow-Wow-Wow show that year. I believe Bow Wow Wow had the expert drummer who could reproduce the "Burundi Beat" from old anthropology records while Adam and the Ants wound up with an imitator. But I could be wrong about this.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Dave Barbarossa.

    Mind you, listening to this 2012 live performance of Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy”, I have to ask – who was Bo Diddley’s drummer? Or Johnny Otis’?

  174. @RVBlake
    @Alfa158

    Agreed. Did you read Fraser's novels about Private McAuslan, the dirtiest soldier in the British Army? Enjoyed Fraser's WWII memoir, "Quartered Safe Out Here", about his service in Field Marshal Slim's 10th Army in SE Asia.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Fraser’s The Candlemass Road is quite good.

  175. @Blodgie
    @Dr. X

    Exactly what those idiots signed up for: their own humiliation by giving up their autonomy.

    But I bet Boomer Dad, who really liked the propaganda of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers is so proud of his newly minted killer.

    Replies: @El Dato

    > Boomer Dad

    More like Boomer Granddad if not Grandgranddad

    Internet kids can’t get their decades right.

  176. @Chris Mallory
    @TWS


    Just what the hell is he ‘admiral’ of?
     
    I am sure there is s a "se(a)man" joke here somewhere.

    Replies: @TWS

    Sorry the troll was supposed to be a lol. I blame my giant thumbs

  177. @AndrewR
    Just when I think we've reached peak clown world, I'm proven wrong

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Dr. X, @SaneClownPosse, @Hereward, @Louis Renault, @El Dato, @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer

    Records are made to be broken.

  178. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey. That’s more like it.
     
    No, more like Fonda, Ford, and Mitchum. On some studio lot near Steve's alma mater. Show us the real guys.

    Admiral Halsey notified me
    He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
    I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
    Butter pie?
    The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie

    Replies: @res

    Not quite that, but here are admirals Spruance, Mitscher, Nimitz, and Lee aboard the USS Indianapolis during February 1945.

  179. @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks, Reg. This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.

    I found my mom's copy in her dresser and read a bit, but definitely missed this passage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Paperback Writer

    for two straight years

    Pun intended?

  180. @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    This book was the #1 bestseller in America for two straight years (presumably 1970-1971), like Gone with the Wind.
     
    His nutrition books are much better, but didn't sell well.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    I didn’t realize he wrote nutrition books, thanks, will look up.

  181. @International Jew
    That thing above its name tag, what's that, the Order of Lenin?

    Replies: @International Jew, @Alfa158, @res

    Info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Levine#Awards_and_decorations

    The one above the name tag is the Assistant Secretary for Health / Principal Deputy Secretary for Health Officer-in-Charge Badge

    The other garish decoration above the ribbons is the Department of Health and Human Services Identification Badge.

    More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_badges_of_the_Uniform_Services_of_the_United_States#U.S._Public_Health_Service_Commissioned_Corps

    The bureaucrats really do think well of themselves.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @res

    You know you are back in business when you start having guys with practically no decorations who are suspiciously called "Myleader" calling the shots.

  182. So this is how they reward a public health official who requires nursing homes to take COVID-19 patients while removing xir own mother from a nursing home.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58974627

    Regarding the appointment, is this a sop to diversity among the admirals? Note the timing of this article (just after the 2020 election).
    https://www.npr.org/2020/11/05/931808280/why-does-the-navy-have-so-few-black-admirals-some-blame-a-culture-of-discriminat

    Good to see NPR focusing on the best interests of the country. /sarc

    That NPR link includes a common iSteve theme.

    So the pipeline is small, and many Black officers just become exhausted as they work their way up the chain of command

  183. In a blow against speciesism, when Kamala is elevated to the Presidency, Incitatus will be appointed Vice President. As President of the Senate he’ll call for yays and the neighs.

  184. And this happened today: https://www.hoover.org/events/studies-generalship-conversation-meir-finkel

    General Finkel also has a PhD in evolutionary biology. Wonder what his take is on Levine?!

  185. @res
    @International Jew

    Info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Levine#Awards_and_decorations

    The one above the name tag is the Assistant Secretary for Health / Principal Deputy Secretary for Health Officer-in-Charge Badge

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Assistant_Secretary_for_Health_%26_Principal_Deputy_Secretary_for_Health_Officer-In-Charge_Insignia.png/135px-Assistant_Secretary_for_Health_%26_Principal_Deputy_Secretary_for_Health_Officer-In-Charge_Insignia.png

    The other garish decoration above the ribbons is the Department of Health and Human Services Identification Badge.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Office_of_HHS_ID_Badge.png/135px-Office_of_HHS_ID_Badge.png

    More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_badges_of_the_Uniform_Services_of_the_United_States#U.S._Public_Health_Service_Commissioned_Corps

    The bureaucrats really do think well of themselves.

    Replies: @El Dato

    You know you are back in business when you start having guys with practically no decorations who are suspiciously called “Myleader” calling the shots.

  186. @Mr. Anon
    @Jus' Sayin'...


    And he must have had a good idea he was sentencing the victims of his policy to death since he removed an elderly relative from a facility as soon as he heard the facility was forced to admit persons with severe cases of Covid-19. This faux female sets new standards for evaluating political evil in this country.
     
    The fact that this happened in multiple states and in other countries is interesting. There is an undertaker in the UK who spent a lot of time collecting dead people out of care homes (their term for nursing homes). He maintains that the UK governments actions in this regard amounted to a conscious policy of euthanasia. They certainly had financial incentive.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist

    Mengele, Himmler, and Hitler had nothing on our COVID Clown World Vaxxi Party masters.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @The Alarmist

    After WWII, everyone wanted Germans. Everyone who agreed that the German ideology was tragicomic garbage wanted German experts and German rifles and German engines and German rifles and German veterans. Who in their right mind has any use for General Milley or his ilk? And as for American stuff, it's Chinese anyway.

  187. @Dr. X
    @AndrewR

    Related:

    Unmasked black female DI leads masked white recruits in cadence about MLK:


    https://twitter.com/dogbot5/status/1449910120364879880

    Replies: @Blodgie, @The Alarmist

    I think weused to have a cadence to the effect of …

    “Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines;
    What a great waste of life.”

  188. @EdwardM
    @Abolish_public_education

    So did I. So the surgeon general is a "General" and there are also "Admirals." Why the different designations? I almost feel sorry for the Captain in the pseudo-naval track who is constantly undervalued by people who see his title and think he's a lowly pseudo-company-grade pseudo-officer in the pseudo-army track.

    Asiden from the silliness of this Admiral Dr. Ms. Assistant Secretary Levine, the whole concept of these "public health" bureaucrats playing dress-up would be quite sinister were it not so comical.

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Abolish_public_education

    Oddly, an inspector general is often a colonel. It doesn’t surprise me, though I can’t explain it, that public health officers wear/hold Navy garb/rank. Apparently, there’s no distinctive, USPG uniform.

  189. @Jefferson Temple
    Seriously though, how are women convincing themselves to put up with this shit? JK Rowling gets somewhat canceled for stating the obvious, yet this abomination gets promoted to first "woman" whatever and there's no feminist revolt? What the hell?

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Good point. Some older and middle-aged women who are financially secure are speaking out. Even Margaret Atwood gently criticized the trans movement on Twitter yesterday. Younger women appear to be afraid of the aggression of the trans and nonbinary mob, though. Keep in mind proportionally way more people under 30 self-identify as something other than their sex, and these wackos usually claim that their critics are causing violence or “literally killing them.”

  190. @Alexandros
    @Anonymous

    Difference of course that Rome was an independent State that still valued military might as the highest responsibility. You may be a fag or a pedo, but your martial skill is what mattered. Romans were practical men. If you could get the job done it mattered less that you had moral failings.

    America on the other hand is a conquered State that values LGBT as the highest responsibility. They don't look for great generals who happen to be gay, they look for gays. The more of a flaming, unapologetic deviant you are, the better qualified you are.

    To find a masculine man with military ability in this atmosphere seems about as likely as finding a church going virgin in a brothel.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Admiral Levine and General Milley played football together in high school. Not an obscene metaphor, they’re in the same yearbook.

  191. @The Alarmist
    @Mr. Anon

    Mengele, Himmler, and Hitler had nothing on our COVID Clown World Vaxxi Party masters.

    https://youtu.be/IQI3g72AOBY

    Replies: @J.Ross

    After WWII, everyone wanted Germans. Everyone who agreed that the German ideology was tragicomic garbage wanted German experts and German rifles and German engines and German rifles and German veterans. Who in their right mind has any use for General Milley or his ilk? And as for American stuff, it’s Chinese anyway.

  192. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for pointing that out, Mr. Toad. For me, it's the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn't take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

    "OK, cleared for takeoff on runway three-niner", I heard on one movie, as first of all, the aircraft was already moving at 100 knots, and there can be no runway 39. Just pay a guy a couple of hundred bucks to review the script, if nothing else!

    Oh, yeah, on one of the 9/11 movies, I saw first a B-757 from the outside, and then a couple of times it was an Airbus 320 or 319.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Etruscan Film Star

    For me, it’s the aviation portions of movies that bug me when they are wrong, especially when it wouldn’t take much effort (as it may have for using the correct tank models) to get it right.

    Knowledgeable people are entitled to be annoyed when they spot an error in equipment or props. Today’s directors and set designers seem to be awfully laissez-faire about anachronisms. Was it always so? I once read about a ’50s sword-and-sandals blockbuster where they re-shot a “cast of thousands” scene because one extra, kitted out as a Roman legionnaire, wore a wristwatch.

    But it’s not only physical items that the movies get wrong about scripts set in the past. As a writer it winds me up to hear characters speaking words and figures of speech that are completely out of place for the time portrayed. That includes frequent, casual use of four-letter words that wouldn’t have been allowed in a well-run bar generations ago. I suppose the script writers think they’re making the language relevant to contemporary hipsters. Or maybe they themselves are too ignorant to know they’re falsifying another era.

  193. @Verymuchalive
    @AndrewR

    Is it any worse than the USNS Harvey Milk.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Harvey_Milk_(T-AO-206)

    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Etruscan Film Star

    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.

    Next four-star admiral: a homosexual flagellant. New recruiting poster: “Bum, sodomy, and the lash.” New slogan: “Whip China’s ass!”

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Etruscan Film Star

    It makes the old Village People " In the Navy" video seem positively wholesome !

    , @CCZ
    @Etruscan Film Star

    At least, for the moment, we will not see any genuine naval combat ships with the name of a homosexual icon. That honor currently goes to the USNS Harvey Milk, the second of the [Congressman] John Lewis class of “underway replenishment oilers,” operated by the Military Sealift Command to support ships of the United States Navy. Other “underway replenishment oilers” of the Lewis class are named USNS Earl Warren, USNS Lucy Stone, USNS Sojourner Truth, and USNS Robert F. Kennedy.

    They certainly will not be confused with ships like the USS Constitution or the (original) HMS Indefatigable.

    Looking forward to the officer biographies of the John Lewis class of US Navy vessels. Wonder who will “volunteer” to serve on the "underway replenishment oiler" USNS Harvey Milk?

  194. @Joseph Doaks
    "If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan."

    Nope, that's the sound of our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

    Replies: @Ragno

    “If you listen carefully, you just might be able to hear the sound of centrifuges spinning in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.”

    Nope, that’s the sound of our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

    You’re both wrong.

    It’s the planet’s crust cracking open, so that the first phalanx of winged demons can emerge onto the Earth and begin putting an grisly end to this hideous comedy (unless it makes you feel better to characterize this as a failed experiment, in which case substitute cyborg Gestapo for winged demons, and add wisecracking commentary from our nameless Martian-anthropologist friends in their orbiting research station. In either scenario, the ‘victims’ – us – deserve everything they get).

  195. Everyone who agreed that the German ideology was tragicomic garbage wanted German experts and German rifles and German engines and German rifles and German veterans.

    German Panzer IV tanks’ last battle: Syria 1967!

  196. @Technite78
    @Nimrod

    That should be the picture next to a dozen or so entries in DSM-5.

    I would not be able to take that person seriously in any professional setting.

    Replies: @Kylie, @Ben tillman

    At least one iSteve reader (or a family member of his) was successfully treated as a child by a post-op Richard Raskind.

  197. @JimDandy
    @JimDandy

    I'm not joking.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ103UgM-I0

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Buck Ransom

    Suddenly I’m reminded of Tiny Tim.

  198. @Anon
    @Nimrod

    Pulling the hair back and not smiling does help just a little bit.

    https://www.eriereader.com/image/scale/auto/auto/articles/715134_rachel-levine-share.jpg

    Also, the tasteful single pearl earrings are better than the danglers.

    On a more serious note, when I first heard of transgenderism I just could not believe that anyone would be so tormented that he would be compelled to go out in public dressed as a woman. But it's got to be something real and severe, whatever it is, to go to work everyday looking as cringingly, embarrassingly, nauseatingly, ludicrously pathetic as this thing looks. Jesus. Or maybe there is an anorexia-type delusion going on.

    You can tell an anorectic that she looks like a skeleton, extremely unhealthy, and sexually repellent, and she simply will not believe it, even if everybody in her life and every medical authority she meets tells her that. Maybe these trannies really think they look fine.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Midnights

    Looks like Bib Fortuna, the thing that worked the door at Jabba the Hutt’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.

  199. @Polistra
    @Nimrod

    I'm not quite up to date on this story. So can someone tell me what it was before, and what it's supposed to be now? Also, why?

    Separately. I did a ctrl-f for "openly" on this page. Nil. So is the Pentagon claiming that we've had previous cases which remained secret??

    Replies: @Nimrod

    I went through and did more research than I ever wanted to on The Thing, in response to this question. I’m sorry to say that there’s not much out there. It’s kept quiet so far about what led it to transition and why it decided it was a girl and not a boy.

    It was married to a female specialist in group healing and therapy. These fields are full of psychobabble, gobbledegook, and dreck. When you stare into the abyss, sometimes the abyss stares back at you.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  200. Wow–“she” is an admiral who’s never spent a day at sea. Who knew that there were “admirals” in the Public Health Service?

    So I guess we have to attribute the promotion to flag rank to “her” outstanding “semenship”

    Reminds me of HMS Pinafore:

    When I was a lad I served a term
    As a right tea-boy to an Attorney’s firm.
    I sucked out the pipes and I begged for more,
    And I polished up the knobs up my back door.
    (“She” polished up the knobs up “her” back door.)
    I polished up those knobs with such success
    That now I am the Queen of the PHS!
    (“She” polished up those knobs with such success,
    That now “she” is the Queen of the PHS!)

    Trannies all, whatever be your goal,
    If you want to slither up the greasy pole,
    If your soul isn’t fettered to an office stool,
    Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.
    (Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.)
    Stick close to your desks and never go to sea,
    And you all may be admirals in a fake navee!
    (Stick close to your desks and become an ersatz “she”,
    And you all may be admirals in a fake navee!)

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon, Polistra
  201. @Etruscan Film Star
    @Verymuchalive


    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.
     
    Next four-star admiral: a homosexual flagellant. New recruiting poster: "Bum, sodomy, and the lash." New slogan: "Whip China's ass!"

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @CCZ

    It makes the old Village People ” In the Navy” video seem positively wholesome !

  202. @Possumman
    Pediatrician? Would anyone take a kid to this mentally ill freak???

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @36 ulster

    And I thought that “Dr. Jill Biden” was absurd…this is a quantum leap beyond…

  203. @Etruscan Film Star
    @Verymuchalive


    Our masters have been promoting the sodomy is good, paederasty is good line for quite some time now. One of the main reasons that the USN is buggered, and will be no obstacle for the Chinese challenge.
     
    Next four-star admiral: a homosexual flagellant. New recruiting poster: "Bum, sodomy, and the lash." New slogan: "Whip China's ass!"

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @CCZ

    At least, for the moment, we will not see any genuine naval combat ships with the name of a homosexual icon. That honor currently goes to the USNS Harvey Milk, the second of the [Congressman] John Lewis class of “underway replenishment oilers,” operated by the Military Sealift Command to support ships of the United States Navy. Other “underway replenishment oilers” of the Lewis class are named USNS Earl Warren, USNS Lucy Stone, USNS Sojourner Truth, and USNS Robert F. Kennedy.

    They certainly will not be confused with ships like the USS Constitution or the (original) HMS Indefatigable.

    Looking forward to the officer biographies of the John Lewis class of US Navy vessels. Wonder who will “volunteer” to serve on the “underway replenishment oiler” USNS Harvey Milk?

  204. Chaps, she’s not anchors aweigh. Here’s another instance:

    Service rank

    The surgeon general is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, one of the eight uniformed services of the United States, and by law holds the rank of vice admiral.

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