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Professor Henry Higgins’ complaints about the female sex are finally being solved by our era’s New Improved Women like Amy Schneider and Lia Thomas:

Anything a woman can do, an ex-man can do better.

Well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.

 
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  1. Holy crap, Steve. I wasn’t sure completely what you were getting at with the Jeopardy contestant, as I don’t keep up with any of that. I went to the Wiki page which starts “Early and personal life” with:

    Schneider grew up in Dayton, Ohio[9] and attended Chaminade-Julienne High School.[10] In eighth grade, she was voted “Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!” by her classmates.[5] She has a cat named Meep

    I thought I was on the wrong track until the 2nd paragraph of this section:

    Schneider is a trans woman;

    Man! or Woman! Peak Stupidity for \$800, Alexis.

    • Replies: @Roger
    @Achmed E. Newman

    What if Schneider had been voted "most likely to have his manhood chopped off"? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...

    , @Joe S.Walker
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I thought she was remarkably ugly. Should've guessed.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, I'm a fan, but next time look at it's pic before you wiki. Who are you going to believe, the media or your lying eyes?

  2. Sometimes it’s a great pleasure to view examples of the culture we once had.

    Sometimes it turns painful to see what we’ve lost.

    • Agree: Charon
  3. So the winningest woman is a man but it couldn’t keep going long enough to make the winningest man a woman.

    No surprises there then.

  4. Let it be noted, for the record, that we owe the music & lyrics of My Fair Lady to a couple of Jews – Lerner & Lowe – who didn’t seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    • Agree: Verymuchalive
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @vinteuil


    While attending Harvard, he lost his sight in his left eye due to an accident in the boxing ring.
     
    Not your 21st Century Harvard man. Feckless he certainly was, but, despite all, he was a decent man.
    , @kihowi
    @vinteuil

    Disagree. It was less crass and obvious like it's now, but the main message of that musical is "Eliza is exciting because she is a woman who has a lot of emotions and screams hysterically, Higgins is boring because he is a reasonable man who behaves himself". Early days in the culture wars, but it's unmistakable.

    , @R.G. Camara
    @vinteuil

    Mid Century American Jews had a much greater tendency to celebrate and envy Western civilization.

    Woody Allen, who grew up mid century, constantly felt intellectually insecure about Western Civ. One movie had him reading Dostoevsky cliff notes to try to understand him.

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @megabar
    @vinteuil

    > we owe the music & lyrics [...] to a couple of Jews [...] who didn’t seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    It's not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society. It is credible to wonder if average Jewish sensibilities are fully compatible with non-Jewish sensibilities, which raises the question of whether it's good for them to occupy huge swaths of influence in a non-Jewish society.

    Frankly, the same question can be raised for power-seeking elites, in general.

    My preferred solution would be to have an explicitly right-wing, traditional US and a liberal one. That way, people can choose which society they prefer without having to resort to averages, which are invariably unfair to outliers.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  5. I am not a supremely gifted psychologist, but I would bet that the winner would give a million dollars to be HSTS instead of AGP.

    • Replies: @anonymous handle
    @anonymous handle

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in 'pair bonding' - that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    I don't mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding - I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife. Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anon, @Undisclosed

    , @duncsbaby
    @anonymous handle

    HSTS instead of AGP? On second thought it's probably better to remain blissfully ignorant.

  6. Well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.

    Who needs that anymore anyway?

    We have immigration. Dreamers are our future. Immigrants are “who we are”.

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    We have immigration. Dreamers are our future. Immigrants are “who we are”.
     
    And instead of the Stork delivering them, they're delivered by DHS jet to regional airports in the dead of night:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/video-westchester-new-york-migrants-night-contractors
  7. @anonymous handle
    I am not a supremely gifted psychologist, but I would bet that the winner would give a million dollars to be HSTS instead of AGP.

    Replies: @anonymous handle, @duncsbaby

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in ‘pair bonding’ – that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding – I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife. Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @anonymous handle

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding – I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife.

    What makes you think he could land a semi-cute middle-aged wife?

    The guy has a creep factor of 5000.

    Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    I'm glad this guy didn't have kids.

    The more leftists and liberals that go "cat mom" the better.

    The gene denial of the left may ultimately cause their demise. The quality of their intellectuals has undoubtedly dropped over the years. They foolishly encourage their smartest women to not have children.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anon
    @anonymous handle


    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in ‘pair bonding’ – that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.
     
    Is that a more basic desire than the desire to have children? Sincere question.

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding
     
    Why do you reckon they failed?

    Replies: @anonymoushandle

    , @Undisclosed
    @anonymous handle

    What are you even talking about?

    Men do not end up happy in relationships eith *pretty* girls, never mind with middle-aged women.

    This pair bonding christian idealism of yours may have been possible in certain times and places but today even claiming to believe crazy things like angels revealing sacred texts in upstate new york won't grant you that blissful pair bonding.

    You sound like an idiot who is claiming to only be a liar.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  8. Anything a woman can do, an ex-man can do better…well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.

    “Annie Get Your Gun” (1946) was ahead of its time for sex role confusion (“Anything You Can Do”), but don’t forget its foray into race confusion. Here is the divine Miss Betty Hutton doing “I’m an Indian Too”, a Senator Elizabeth Warren avant la lettre.

    People used to be allowed to notice differences between sexes, races and nationalities, but our globohomo overlords have forbidden noticing such differences making the world tired and boring.

    • Replies: @Polymath
    @Wade Hampton

    Sorry but this wasn’t a case of noticing differences. Most of the whining about cultural appropriation and stereotypes and so on nowadays is stupid, but that number there is bad on every possible level and I totally get why it would be quietly dropped from all modern productions .

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @J.Ross
    @Wade Hampton

    Was this song here or in Peter Pan first? Indians and singing blacks were enormously popular and appear or are referenced in almost every entertainment from early through mid century. Burroughs' Green Martians are clearly metaphorical Red Indians, although actual Apaches appear earlier in Princess of Mars, and in case that's not enough race stuff, later novels introduce the Black Martians by insisting on their physical beauty. (The part about Black Martians pretty much just robbing people is authentic though.)

  9. Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail’s latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today’s bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member’s remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn’t always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @notsaying

    Most "trans women" claim they do it to have lesbian relationships with women.

    Predators.

    Replies: @notsaying

    , @Wilkey
    @notsaying


    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should: ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said
     
    My hope is that “Lia” Thomas is just out to pull the prank of the century, to be announced at the end of “her” swimming career. He doesn’t seem to be trying to be all that feminine, and he’s a little young to be pulling a Caitlyn Jenner.

    As for the Jeopardy “women’s” record, here’s hoping it stands for a long, long, long time. Says the transwoman to actual women: “Suck on it.”

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Shel100
    @notsaying

    I'm sure that after his college swim hoax is over he'll go back to being a dude.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @notsaying

    "How could this be?"

    "Oh, it be."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpwJE5DEk7U

    Replies: @notsaying

    , @Johann Ricke
    @notsaying


    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn’t always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said
     
    Many moons ago, during Steve's blogspot days, “a very knowing American” posted his two cents on a related subject:

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2012/07/you-were-lied-to-by-your-penthouse.html?showComment=1342392963524#c3232207803640235179

    A problem for a lot of lesbians is that they are trapped in an essentialist construction that says that lesbians have to be female. If they were more open to relationships with members of the male lesbian community they might find their sex lives getting more active. The activist group Dykes With Dicks has been working on these issues for some time now.

     

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @AceDeuce
    @notsaying

    I wonder if "Lia" uses his hard-on as a rudder while swimming to give himself more directional control....sounds like a question for a 40-time Jeopardy! winner. Amy-are you out there? Care to chime in?

    , @Jack P
    @notsaying

    I've thought for a while that there's a nonzero chance Lia Thomas is trolling everybody. Would be brilliant if he is and just goes back to "identifying" as a man after breaking some records.

    , @AnotherDad
    @notsaying

    There's a lot of them and only one of him--and sharp knives exist.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous

    , @AndrewR
    @notsaying

    Woman have no business in competitive sports, so I welcome people like Lia Thomas. They will destroy woman's sports inshallah.

  10. • Replies: @El Dato
    @Joe Stalin

    One of the greatest efforts of faking up a war scare in the West via all media pipelines and media/politicial/"independent" whores since the ""Mad Saddam ready to attack: 45 minutes from a chemical war" headline (top tier nugget intel allegedly picked up from a taxi driver according to a later "I can explain" explainer).

    YouTube is full of stuff like that now.

    Nothing will happen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB2wYd2_d0U

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Joe Stalin

    The first comment was awesome!

    , @Muggles
    @Joe Stalin

    Yes, off topic, but...

    I have yet to see/read/hear of any serious explanation of why Russia would want to invade Ukraine. Much less occupy it. Has anyone?

    Secondly, I have yet to hear any evidence of any such actual intention. Yes, we read of Russian troop maneuvers around Ukraine, but so what. It is probably warmer there (not much) than in the rest of Russia which is much further north. Also, the usual "intelligence sources believe" nonsense seems to be very muted, if at all mentioned.

    So is this another Biden-Harris distraction narrative Fear mongering, or what?

  11. @Achmed E. Newman
    Holy crap, Steve. I wasn't sure completely what you were getting at with the Jeopardy contestant, as I don't keep up with any of that. I went to the Wiki page which starts "Early and personal life" with:

    Schneider grew up in Dayton, Ohio[9] and attended Chaminade-Julienne High School.[10] In eighth grade, she was voted "Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!" by her classmates.[5] She has a cat named Meep
     
    I thought I was on the wrong track until the 2nd paragraph of this section:

    Schneider is a trans woman;
     
    Man! or Woman! Peak Stupidity for $800, Alexis.

    Replies: @Roger, @Joe S.Walker, @duncsbaby

    What if Schneider had been voted “most likely to have his manhood chopped off”? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Roger


    What if Schneider had been voted “most likely to have his manhood chopped off”? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?
     
    Schneider is a guy who likes pretending to be a woman, cross-dressing, and shoving his autogynephilia down other peoples' throats.

    He has had no surgery. He has male breasts that as far as I can tell are unaugmented. He has a masculine face and neck. He has a fake, contralto voice, that I imaging he thinks makes him more feminine. His "makeup", pearls, and other affectations don't alter that except to the degree of making him seem silly.

    He has a set of smirks and odd eye movements that he apparently thinks are feminine, although they are at best a grotesque parody, based perhaps on a a deep-seated, pathological misogyny, or on his faulty, aspbergery observations of women, or perhaps on poor facial control and/or acting ability.

    Clearly he has had no alterations below the belt line. I would be surprised if he has not eschewed any hormonal therapy. Clear evidence of this is that he has a female sexual partner, Genevieve, whom he has referenced several times on the show. (I imagine that he explains his sexual relations with her by describing himself and her as lesbians.)

    To put it bluntly he's a sad, off-putting freak. I stopped watching Jeopardy because his obvious freakiness and the willingness of others to accept it became a useful tool for the wannabe Gauleiters, who are making daily life in contact with the country's Negro, urban, underclass, a nightmare for many Americans.

    Replies: @anon

  12. Why are you fighting this Steve?

    Gender desegregation can only help proponents of HBD to make their case.

    • Replies: @Undisclosed
    @Anonymous

    Because he needs daily content.

    People need new NEW *NEW!!!*

    What you say is obvious. Any monkey can see it. But the political popcorn gallery is too busy shrieking and yelping to notice anything.

  13. Meanwhile, NYC’s formerly tony Soho district has descended into a literal
    Third World Hellhole.

    Residents are freaking out to no avail. It’s a shame what’s happened to that city.
    Needless to say, tourists should avoid the place. It’s that bad. Really…

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/27/chaos-rules-in-nycs-soho-where-residents-say-theyre-in-fear/

    • LOL: Muggles
    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Anonymous

    From the NY Post article:

    "About three months ago, my boss went to get pizza. This guy was following her with a blowtorch. He was yelling at her and threatened her with it,” the 23-year-old recounted."

    This immediately reminded me of the lovely blue eyed Colleen who was a department store trainee I knew in New York in our mid-twenties. She had her own personally shocking experience that I am sure she still remembers when -- I kid you not -- she was walking down the street and suddenly someone started hitting her over and over with a stuffed animal. It may have been a giraffe.

    Nobody wants malice directed against themselves or anybody else who is just walking down the street.

    But it goes without saying that malice expressed with a stuffed animal and malice expressed by blowtorch are two entirely different things.

    I wonder what happened to the guy with the blow torch? Let us hope he turned it off and ditched it somewhere. I do not think he was an artist working with metals who was just taking a break.

    , @Technite78
    @Anonymous

    This has been happening since the Floyd Riots of 2020. I think the residents are now finally realizing that it's not likely to get better any time soon.

    I took the subway to high school and college in the 70s-80s, when statistically crime in NYC was much worse. The difference between then and now was that then the vast majority of crime was concentrated in the black and hispanic neighborhoods; now the crime is becoming more uniformly distributed between the poorer areas and the wealthier areas. There's really no place to hide anymore.

    , @Pixo
    @Anonymous

    They found an attractive 52yo blond mother of 4 who lives and grew up in Chinatown to comment? Wow.

    Same thing happening to SF’s SoMa and Mission districts, which are now a boarded up war zone poopy slum camp, but was a fancy hipster and tech startup area in 2015-2019. I can’t believe how fast it changed.

  14. So this is the Establishment y’all think of as so powerful?

    LOL

    It’s a fun house freak show.

  15. Never has a single one of these nuts ever said what they really wanted most was to shed their uterine lining once a month.

    ‘Gender’ is just a social construct, they insist, as they apply makeup and shop for cute size 13 pumps.

    • LOL: acementhead
  16. Professor Henry Higgins’ complaints about the female sex are finally being solved by our era’s New Improved Women like Amy Schneider and Lia Thomas:

    Amy and Lia don’t bring Henry Higgins to mind, but Henry Huggins.

    “Horsemeat, Ribsy! Horsemeat!”

    Snowflaky reviews on Amazon:

    [MORE]

    Some parts you could tell were written in the 60s (who goes and buys horse meat for their dog?!) but it was still a good story. I had to explain to my son what a typewriter was and how you couldn’t just backspace and fix a mistake!

    It takes Henry 40 weeks to earn as much allowance as it does to earn in one week today. Also they feed their dog raw horse meat

    What bothered me a little was that it has not been updated for the times. There were things in it that just don’t make sense anymore or are not PC.

    [The author was 104½ when this review was posted.]

    We liked how Ribsy chose Henry in the end.

    [Horsemeat!]

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Clintons got their cat's name from one of Mrs Cleary's books. The Romneys learned about dog transport safety from the cover of another:


    https://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/9400466-L.jpg

  17. +sarcasm
    But that’s mostly of concern to the baby? Anyway, the baby could just get it (gestation) on the spot market?
    -sarcasm

  18. Anonymous[586] • Disclaimer says:

    Personally, I can’t rule out that this Amy Schneider story wasn’t managed by the same media controllers who historically have used television for social engineering (eg to create false or heavily sugar-coated perceptions of blacks, single mothers, homosexuals towards anti-Christian, anti-White ends). If you consider the older, white, conservative-leaning/independent demographic who watch Jeopardy regularly, how many transsexuals have they actually interacted with? Anybody who has interacted with M-F transsexuals notices their strong tendency to seem “off” in a mentally ill way, overtly sexually deviant, repugnantly narcissistic and histrionic, and high on the disagreeableness spectrum in general. Schneider, on the other hand, came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor in a STEM department, with none of the off-putting grotesqueness you see in most transsexuals, particularly those who don’t have handlers or celebrity or make-up artists and stylists on hire.

    So we have precedent for this kind of engineering; we have clear motive to shape perceptions on the part of the media controllers, a motive which only fools who (have been programmed to) think 10000 unarmed blacks are killed by police each year could possibly deny. We have the statistical unlikelihood of a transsexual not only looking and deporting himself like Schneider, but becoming the show’s second longest champion at the very height of World War T, just as the far-reaching consequences of that War are becoming harder to ignore and pushback is becoming less taboo and more unconstrained (particularly among the boomer Jeopardy-watching demographic).

    What about the means to commit this fraud? That’s easy; she could’ve been shown the questions in advance, had a split second edge on her buzzer, etc. Also (minor point but a personal observation), I watched an episode when visiting my mother (whom I had to inform Schneider was a man), and Schneider buzzed right away for an easy question (“what was the Reichstag fire,”) but struggled with the pronunciation in a way that sounded like someone trying to recall something quickly memorized.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest "notable" winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor"
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    ..."as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely."

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a "closeted trans") when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,"

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    "Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game." Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve from Detroit, @AceDeuce, @James J O'Meara

    , @Bill Jones
    @Anonymous


    He came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor
     
    But not as good as Mrs Doubtfire.
    , @duncsbaby
    @Anonymous

    I stopped reading at not-unattractive. As far as boomers not having met any trannies in their lives - I remember an oh-so-obvious M to F trannie working at a truck-stop in the middle-of-nowhere Rugby ND (possibly middle-of-the-continent, it's up for debate) back in the late 90's. The dude's hands were HUGE.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  19. @vinteuil
    Let it be noted, for the record, that we owe the music & lyrics of My Fair Lady to a couple of Jews - Lerner & Lowe - who didn't seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @kihowi, @R.G. Camara, @megabar

    While attending Harvard, he lost his sight in his left eye due to an accident in the boxing ring.

    Not your 21st Century Harvard man. Feckless he certainly was, but, despite all, he was a decent man.

  20. @Reg Cæsar

    Professor Henry Higgins’ complaints about the female sex are finally being solved by our era’s New Improved Women like Amy Schneider and Lia Thomas:
     
    Amy and Lia don't bring Henry Higgins to mind, but Henry Huggins.

    "Horsemeat, Ribsy! Horsemeat!"

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51UDB0dIXaL._SL350_.jpg


    Snowflaky reviews on Amazon:


    Some parts you could tell were written in the 60s (who goes and buys horse meat for their dog?!) but it was still a good story. I had to explain to my son what a typewriter was and how you couldn't just backspace and fix a mistake!

    It takes Henry 40 weeks to earn as much allowance as it does to earn in one week today. Also they feed their dog raw horse meat

    What bothered me a little was that it has not been updated for the times. There were things in it that just don't make sense anymore or are not PC.

    [The author was 104½ when this review was posted.]

    We liked how Ribsy chose Henry in the end.

    [Horsemeat!]
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Clintons got their cat’s name from one of Mrs Cleary’s books. The Romneys learned about dog transport safety from the cover of another:

    • Thanks: Kronos, SafeNow
    • LOL: J.Ross
  21. @vinteuil
    Let it be noted, for the record, that we owe the music & lyrics of My Fair Lady to a couple of Jews - Lerner & Lowe - who didn't seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @kihowi, @R.G. Camara, @megabar

    Disagree. It was less crass and obvious like it’s now, but the main message of that musical is “Eliza is exciting because she is a woman who has a lot of emotions and screams hysterically, Higgins is boring because he is a reasonable man who behaves himself”. Early days in the culture wars, but it’s unmistakable.

  22. ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said.
    Well that clears the matter: he is a lesbian.

  23. • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Mike Tre

    Seeing that photo, I feel compelled to repeat myself for what feels like the millionth time:

    I don't care if he thinks he is a woman. I don't care if he tells other people he is a woman and uses a woman's name. It's obvious by looking at him that he's not actually a woman.

    What I do care about is being told an obviously falsehood by the dominant culture that pretends something is true that is not and revels in the use of willful dishonest information. They know we know they know they are lying.

    Who/Whom and all that, I know. The point is the humiliation. I get it. I get it.

    I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again.

    Replies: @MB, @James J O'Meara

    , @AceDeuce
    @Mike Tre

    In all fairness to this boy, he was probably goofier-looking as an undisguised male than he is now.

    , @Mike Tre
    @Mike Tre

    I didn't realize before but old boy is a smoker, just like Jenner.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  24. Not just a trans woman, but a trans lesbian. Panties wearing fetish on steroids.

  25. “ nurse a baby.”

    With the right hormones, an XY shemale can produce ample milk.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Pixo

    I think you are correct. There are drugs that up prolactin that can make men lactate as a side effect. I would bet that if doctors were trying they’d have no problems getting an AMAB (Assigned Male At Birth) to give milk.

    Perhaps the more interesting question is whether a trans woman would want to do that. The trans women who make bothers of themselves seem much more interested in sex than in parenthood. It might go some ways to showing whether autogynephilia is truly what motivates transgendered AMABs.

    Bailey (maybe Blanchard originally) distinguished two sorts of trans women. There were lower T men who transitioned in their teens or early twenties. They started life pretty gender-nonconforming. They tend to have unmasculinized faces and bodies. After transitioning, they tend towards monogamy, hearth, and home. While they might not tend toward monogamy, I SE Asian “ladyboys” are this sort. The ones in the news are the high testosterone sort, the autogynephiles. They transition in their thirties or forties. They had very masculine interests when younger, along the lines of Steve’s Australian trans woman who joined the US Marines. They need “facial feminization” surgeries like jaws and chins ground down. After transitioning, they are “lesbians” who try to maximize their notch count.

    I wonder if the latter sort is transitioning earlier so that they can play women’s sports competitively. The AGs really like the public affirmation of their gender that playing women’s sports gives them. On the other hand, chances are healthy, moderately athletic forty-year-old men are competitive with female professional athletes, so maybe they don’t need to transition younger.

    Anyway, I can see the less masculine type of trans women intentionally trying to breastfeed. The AGs? That probably does not fit the “sexy lady” sex image that they have of themselves and want to project.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  26. @Mike Tre
    https://www.topfriendsdare.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Amy-Schneider-can-finally-celebrate-her-Jeopardy-win-%E2%80%93-BoilingNews.jpg


    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131117173811/thenightmarebeforechristmas/images/thumb/b/b9/Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png/500px-Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @AceDeuce, @Mike Tre

    Seeing that photo, I feel compelled to repeat myself for what feels like the millionth time:

    I don’t care if he thinks he is a woman. I don’t care if he tells other people he is a woman and uses a woman’s name. It’s obvious by looking at him that he’s not actually a woman.

    What I do care about is being told an obviously falsehood by the dominant culture that pretends something is true that is not and revels in the use of willful dishonest information. They know we know they know they are lying.

    Who/Whom and all that, I know. The point is the humiliation. I get it. I get it.

    I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again.

    • Replies: @MB
    @JR Ewing

    "I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again."

    And again and again and again:


    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
     
    Theo. Dalrymple by Jamie Glazov at FrontPage 8/31/05

    Replies: @Alrenous, @JR Ewing

    , @James J O'Meara
    @JR Ewing

    "It’s obvious by looking at him that he’s not actually a woman."

    I gotta challenge that. Unattractive, mannish, yes, but not "obviously... not actually a woman."

    The rest of your comment is right on, and I wouldn't bother to challenge this one claim, but as soon as I saw that photo I told myself that she looked almost exactly like a likable, talented, well-respected philosophy professor when I was in graduate school. I suppose she could have been secretly transsexual, but unlikely, over 40 years ago. She was indeed a lesbian, with a live-in partner. Her claim to fame was being the first woman to teach a philosophy class at Harvard University (as opposed to Radcliffe College),

    I note in support the commenter above who clocked her as an unattractive, middle-aged STEM professor. In fact, it's a recognizable type, at least among British philosophers (G. Anscombe, noted for her leather pantsuits in the 1950s, or Iris Murdoch, who preached free love).

  27. It’ll be mildly amusing when this ugly dude in a dress is memory holed when he offs someone or molests a kid.

    Amusing but infuriating.

    Caveat: if he offs himself (40% chance of that happening), they will make him a martyr to “transphobia” and never let us forget him. Probably give him a statute next to MLK in Washington and have a day set aside for him. Not even kidding.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @R.G. Camara


    they will ... never let us forget him. Probably give him a statute next to MLK
     
    So no statute of limitations?
  28. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    Most “trans women” claim they do it to have lesbian relationships with women.

    Predators.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @R.G. Camara

    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?

    By the way, did you know about this one? I saw this at the Daily Mail and on TV the other week described as a miscarriage if justice because a judge changed his mind about a rape case. Nobody said the rapist "him" in the picture with lipstick on was a trans man who used his hands during the attack. I had to find that out for myself on the internet. The judge caught all kinds of criticism for changing his sentence from guilty to innocent so prison time (he had spent some months in the local jail though.)

    I am assuming the judge did that because he did not want a biological female sex offender in with a bunch of men in prison. But this "guy' as described by the victim was certainly a predator. Victim says she woke up with pillow over head, guy said it was consensual. I bet.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10396583/Judge-declares-rapist-INNOCENT-sentencing-says-148-days-custody-long-enough.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Bill Jones

  29. @vinteuil
    Let it be noted, for the record, that we owe the music & lyrics of My Fair Lady to a couple of Jews - Lerner & Lowe - who didn't seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @kihowi, @R.G. Camara, @megabar

    Mid Century American Jews had a much greater tendency to celebrate and envy Western civilization.

    Woody Allen, who grew up mid century, constantly felt intellectually insecure about Western Civ. One movie had him reading Dostoevsky cliff notes to try to understand him.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @R.G. Camara


    Mid Century American Jews had a much greater tendency to celebrate and envy Western civilization.

    Woody Allen, who grew up mid century, constantly felt intellectually insecure about Western Civ.
     
    Which is why they had to destroy Western civilization. Otherwise, the incentives to assimilate and the appeal of talented, attractive Europeans would have been too alluring and would have led (through mixing and intermarriage) to the end of Jews as a distinct group.
  30. @AnotherDad

    Well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.
     
    Who needs that anymore anyway?

    We have immigration. Dreamers are our future. Immigrants are "who we are".

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    We have immigration. Dreamers are our future. Immigrants are “who we are”.

    And instead of the Stork delivering them, they’re delivered by DHS jet to regional airports in the dead of night:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/video-westchester-new-york-migrants-night-contractors

  31. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should: ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said

    My hope is that “Lia” Thomas is just out to pull the prank of the century, to be announced at the end of “her” swimming career. He doesn’t seem to be trying to be all that feminine, and he’s a little young to be pulling a Caitlyn Jenner.

    As for the Jeopardy “women’s” record, here’s hoping it stands for a long, long, long time. Says the transwoman to actual women: “Suck on it.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Wilkey


    My hope is that “Lia” Thomas is just out to pull the prank of the century
     
    Is Lia short for Genita-lia?
  32. I know this is a dumb question, but if gender is a fluid social construct and anyone can be a female, then why is it significant that this person is the winningest “woman?” And why isn’t she celebrated as the winningest “trans person?”

    When a man sets a new record — say, Tom Brady overtaking Drew Brees for total passing yards — we naturally make note of the previous recordholder who was overtaken. Oddly, however, no media accounts mention the gal who is now the #2 woman, and I guess she couldn’t be reached for comment.

    Julia Collins (born November 10, 1982) is an American game show contestant and a supply chain professional from Wilmette, Illinois.

    She is best known for being a 20-day champion on the quiz show Jeopardy! with the most consecutive wins of a female contestant until Amy Schneider surpassed her December 29, 2021.[1] During her run from April 21 to June 2, 2014, she won \$429,100, which at the time was the third and is now the sixth highest total in Jeopardy! history for regular play.[2][3][4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Collins_(Jeopardy!_contestant)#:~:text=Julia%20Collins%20(born%20November%2010,surpassed%20her%20December%2029%2C%202021.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. As far as I am concerned, Julia Collins is still #1.

    I found this statement by Amy Schneider:

    "I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance."

    I do not feel any of the things she describes but given that she is in her early 40s, I figure she got the mindset and knowledge base to be a Jeopardy winner as a boy and then young man. Those two things seem the key points here, not what her gender identification is today. I think a lot of people would agree with me. The process of being a Jeopardy winner starts in childhood. It is the remaining boy and man inside her brain that won.

    Replies: @Bernard, @Anonymous

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Hypnotoad666

    Julia must be pissed but knows enough about the narrative not to say so.

    She is on Twitter, but hasn't posted in over a year and a half.

    https://twitter.com/jeopardyjulia

    Replies: @J.Ross

  33. @Wilkey
    @notsaying


    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should: ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said
     
    My hope is that “Lia” Thomas is just out to pull the prank of the century, to be announced at the end of “her” swimming career. He doesn’t seem to be trying to be all that feminine, and he’s a little young to be pulling a Caitlyn Jenner.

    As for the Jeopardy “women’s” record, here’s hoping it stands for a long, long, long time. Says the transwoman to actual women: “Suck on it.”

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    My hope is that “Lia” Thomas is just out to pull the prank of the century

    Is Lia short for Genita-lia?

  34. Does anyone know of a Black, ex-man jurist that Biden could nominate to the Supreme Court? Restricting his choice to a birthing person seems too narrow minded. Before he’s unable to look up from his pudding cup, Joe needs to cement his progressive legacy with the ultimate Pokémon jackpot.

  35. @Hypnotoad666
    I know this is a dumb question, but if gender is a fluid social construct and anyone can be a female, then why is it significant that this person is the winningest "woman?" And why isn't she celebrated as the winningest "trans person?"

    When a man sets a new record -- say, Tom Brady overtaking Drew Brees for total passing yards -- we naturally make note of the previous recordholder who was overtaken. Oddly, however, no media accounts mention the gal who is now the #2 woman, and I guess she couldn't be reached for comment.

    Julia Collins (born November 10, 1982) is an American game show contestant and a supply chain professional from Wilmette, Illinois.

    She is best known for being a 20-day champion on the quiz show Jeopardy! with the most consecutive wins of a female contestant until Amy Schneider surpassed her December 29, 2021.[1] During her run from April 21 to June 2, 2014, she won $429,100, which at the time was the third and is now the sixth highest total in Jeopardy! history for regular play.[2][3][4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Collins_(Jeopardy!_contestant)#:~:text=Julia%20Collins%20(born%20November%2010,surpassed%20her%20December%2029%2C%202021.
     

    Replies: @notsaying, @ScarletNumber

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. As far as I am concerned, Julia Collins is still #1.

    I found this statement by Amy Schneider:

    “I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance.”

    I do not feel any of the things she describes but given that she is in her early 40s, I figure she got the mindset and knowledge base to be a Jeopardy winner as a boy and then young man. Those two things seem the key points here, not what her gender identification is today. I think a lot of people would agree with me. The process of being a Jeopardy winner starts in childhood. It is the remaining boy and man inside her brain that won.

    • Replies: @Bernard
    @notsaying


    “I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance.”
     
    This attitude has been the true from the latter part of the 20th century to today, though I’m surprised Schneider has the courage to admit it. While we may not approve of some choices, if you’re not hurting anyone, no one is going to stop you. If you’re a man who wants to wear a dress, fine, do your thing. That’s how it’s been my entire life as a late Boomer.

    What has changed is that now, tolerance is not enough, anything short of endorsement is bigotry.
    , @Anonymous
    @notsaying

    "He"!

    He is not a woman for heaven's sake! Speak the truth.

  36. OT: “Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education” is a forthcoming book by Luke Roziak.

    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins. An excerpt is provided by the Daily Wire:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-seattle-schools-woke-indoctrination-czar-who-married-a-child-molester

    The article describes the “work” of the CRT activist Tracy Castro-Gill in the Seattle school system. Amidst a litany of disaster is a fact long noticed around here:

    The more progressive the city, the worse the “achievement gap.”

    Tracy Castro-Gill appears to have lied about her background in order to exaggerate her “oppression”. Her own father has compared her to Rachel Dolezal.

    The demand for Castro-Gill’s “Ethnic Studies” was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!

    The group’s fortunes improved after government money was used to pay them to lobby the government. Rita Green, an NAACP official who nominated Castro-Gill as teacher of the year, applied for a “Best Starts for Kids” grant from King County, which was used to “pay the youth for their antiracism efforts. . . . No longer do adult coordinators have to ask students to volunteer their time to make change.” The local NAACP received an \$877,000 grant to “improve school culture and climate for all students. In partnership with Seattle Council PTSA, and Seattle Public Schools District.” The tiny group of compensated activists could pack a meeting, allowing board members to say they were just being responsive to popular demand.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @James N. Kennett

    If Republican politicians were not worthless, they would make hay of governmental non-governmental organizations. Progs and leftists in government give money to progs and leftists “outside” of government to lobby the government. A self-licking ice cream cone.

    At a minimum, NGOs that accept government grant money should be prohibited from doing all the things the government is not allowed to do. The government cannot keep enemies lists (can it?) so the SPLC should not be allowed to, either. I’m sure other people can think of ways NGOs do things that would be illegal for the government to do directly.

    Another minimum, no lobbying the government or supporting candidates in any way. I don’t mean no lobbying or support with government money. If the NAACP takes money from any level of government for anything at all, they cannot endorse a candidate for any position. Money is money, and it does not matter which pocket the NAACP puts the grant money in, because every dollar of grant frees up a dollar of donations to be used lobbying. The practice of leveraging grant money into more grant money has to stop.

    But Redumblicans won’t do any of that.

    Replies: @Jack P

    , @kaganovitch
    @James N. Kennett

    The demand for Castro-Gill’s “Ethnic Studies” was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!

    Lenin, it would appear , had too high an opinion of 'Capitalists.' It turns out they will gift you the rope to hang them.

    , @James N. Kennett
    @James N. Kennett


    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins.
     
    This raises the question of whether canceled authors can once again have the financial benefits of a mainstream publisher.

    If HarperCollins is willing to publish their work, maybe the answer is yes. However, judging by the obscurity of most of the titles in the Broadside Books list, it is unlikely that HarperCollins is deploying its full PR capabilities to promote this imprint.
  37. This been posted anywhere around these parts yet?

    https://pitt.substack.com/p/trigger-warning-graphic-images

    I haven’t watched the video in full but the article about it jibes with my (and presumably most others’ here) understanding of what’s going on–i.e., a horror-show of psychologically damaged or otherwise impressionable children/teens being encouraged to mutilate and neuter themselves by greedy doctors and psychopathic “elites”, with high-functioning, narcissistic men with a cross-dressing fetish–such as the reigning Jeopardy champion–leading the grisly parade.

    The good doctor approached me with a piece of broken mirror and said, “Try this”…
    Try peeling off your face…
    …and feeding it to the dogs.”
    Now *that’s* entertainment!
    Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

  38. I just love this!!!!! Let the Games Begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahahahaaaaa

  39. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    When M2F transgender swimmer Lia Thomas uses the women’s locker room …

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ one swimmer on the team told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

    Lia has told her teammates that she dates women.

    While Lia covers herself with a towel sometimes, there’s a decent amount of nudity, the swimmer said. She and others have had a glimpse at her private parts.

    She stated that team members have raised their concern with the coach, trying to get Thomas ousted from the female locker room, but got nowhere.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @James N. Kennett

    re: "Lia Thomas"

    In prior times in places like Army barracks if someone was acting out or considered a threat or thief, after lights out there would be something called a "blanket party."

    Whereupon the subject would be covered up with a blanket and soundly beaten by one and all.

    Mx. Thomas might be subject to a "towel party" in the locker room. Someone might even bring a straight razor to uh, complete the party.

    But that would be wrong!

  40. Why aren’t there any pictures of her dressed like a woman?

  41. It is no longer time for games and silly shit. Forget and let go of all theater; plays you ever knew. – that world, corrupt world, is gone forever. We do not need to let evil into our lives, ever again. Learn to recognize Evil. Remove evil and negative people from your life – they can not be saved. It is like Noah.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    For Old Works Time:
    I still stand by those words I wrote months or, really, years ago. We are, in "picking up bodies." stage. The FF war by Bidenites does not smote Putin's theater curtains.


    Biden doll is just a lip-stick-on-a-pig than a Putin, all chagrined and annoyed as a goat.

  42. @anonymous handle
    @anonymous handle

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in 'pair bonding' - that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    I don't mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding - I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife. Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anon, @Undisclosed

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding – I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife.

    What makes you think he could land a semi-cute middle-aged wife?

    The guy has a creep factor of 5000.

    Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    I’m glad this guy didn’t have kids.

    The more leftists and liberals that go “cat mom” the better.

    The gene denial of the left may ultimately cause their demise. The quality of their intellectuals has undoubtedly dropped over the years. They foolishly encourage their smartest women to not have children.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @John Johnson


    The guy has a creep factor of 5000.
     
    Our newest commenter, "Undisclosed", has him/her/them beat by a country mile/1⅝ kilometer.
  43. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous handle
    @anonymous handle

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in 'pair bonding' - that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    I don't mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding - I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife. Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anon, @Undisclosed

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in ‘pair bonding’ – that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    Is that a more basic desire than the desire to have children? Sincere question.

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding

    Why do you reckon they failed?

    • Replies: @anonymoushandle
    @Anon

    The simple answer to your first question is the desire for pair bonding is what it is - there are people who, when young, breezily imagine it would be nice to go through life with no attachments to one person who they love, and who loves them --- but experience tells us that most people in our world are not like that.

    There are more complicated issues that muddy the waters, often addressed by the so-called greats of the decadent age of modern culture - for example, neither Tolstoy nor Dickens, or, with a few exceptions, any other novelists at their level, were able to depict successful pair bonding without a little bit of resentment (Tolstoy was brutal to his wife and Dickens lost affection for his when she grew fat) - but the basic issue is, with the exception of people who were born in the heterosexual "lone warrior" or "cougar" type (a cougar does not mate more than once with a cougar of the opposite sex, and cannot feel desire after the first mating), and with the exception of people with unhealed emotional deficiencies or injuries of one sort of another, most people want to have someone to love above all others in this world, and to be loved by that person.

    The answer to the second question is this ---- nobody who looks like that has ANY significant sexual marketplace value. They might find a roommate with benefits, or might stumble into some similar low wattage physical relationship. That is, by most people's definition, almost never successful pair bonding.

  44. anonymous[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara
    @vinteuil

    Mid Century American Jews had a much greater tendency to celebrate and envy Western civilization.

    Woody Allen, who grew up mid century, constantly felt intellectually insecure about Western Civ. One movie had him reading Dostoevsky cliff notes to try to understand him.

    Replies: @anonymous

    Mid Century American Jews had a much greater tendency to celebrate and envy Western civilization.

    Woody Allen, who grew up mid century, constantly felt intellectually insecure about Western Civ.

    Which is why they had to destroy Western civilization. Otherwise, the incentives to assimilate and the appeal of talented, attractive Europeans would have been too alluring and would have led (through mixing and intermarriage) to the end of Jews as a distinct group.

  45. @Lagertha
    It is no longer time for games and silly shit. Forget and let go of all theater; plays you ever knew. - that world, corrupt world, is gone forever. We do not need to let evil into our lives, ever again. Learn to recognize Evil. Remove evil and negative people from your life - they can not be saved. It is like Noah.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    For Old Works Time:
    I still stand by those words I wrote months or, really, years ago. We are, in “picking up bodies.” stage. The FF war by Bidenites does not smote Putin’s theater curtains.

    Biden doll is just a lip-stick-on-a-pig than a Putin, all chagrined and annoyed as a goat.

  46. @notsaying
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. As far as I am concerned, Julia Collins is still #1.

    I found this statement by Amy Schneider:

    "I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance."

    I do not feel any of the things she describes but given that she is in her early 40s, I figure she got the mindset and knowledge base to be a Jeopardy winner as a boy and then young man. Those two things seem the key points here, not what her gender identification is today. I think a lot of people would agree with me. The process of being a Jeopardy winner starts in childhood. It is the remaining boy and man inside her brain that won.

    Replies: @Bernard, @Anonymous

    “I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance.”

    This attitude has been the true from the latter part of the 20th century to today, though I’m surprised Schneider has the courage to admit it. While we may not approve of some choices, if you’re not hurting anyone, no one is going to stop you. If you’re a man who wants to wear a dress, fine, do your thing. That’s how it’s been my entire life as a late Boomer.

    What has changed is that now, tolerance is not enough, anything short of endorsement is bigotry.

  47. @Roger
    @Achmed E. Newman

    What if Schneider had been voted "most likely to have his manhood chopped off"? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...

    What if Schneider had been voted “most likely to have his manhood chopped off”? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?

    Schneider is a guy who likes pretending to be a woman, cross-dressing, and shoving his autogynephilia down other peoples’ throats.

    He has had no surgery. He has male breasts that as far as I can tell are unaugmented. He has a masculine face and neck. He has a fake, contralto voice, that I imaging he thinks makes him more feminine. His “makeup”, pearls, and other affectations don’t alter that except to the degree of making him seem silly.

    He has a set of smirks and odd eye movements that he apparently thinks are feminine, although they are at best a grotesque parody, based perhaps on a a deep-seated, pathological misogyny, or on his faulty, aspbergery observations of women, or perhaps on poor facial control and/or acting ability.

    Clearly he has had no alterations below the belt line. I would be surprised if he has not eschewed any hormonal therapy. Clear evidence of this is that he has a female sexual partner, Genevieve, whom he has referenced several times on the show. (I imagine that he explains his sexual relations with her by describing himself and her as lesbians.)

    To put it bluntly he’s a sad, off-putting freak. I stopped watching Jeopardy because his obvious freakiness and the willingness of others to accept it became a useful tool for the wannabe Gauleiters, who are making daily life in contact with the country’s Negro, urban, underclass, a nightmare for many Americans.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @anon
    @Jus' Sayin'...


    To put it bluntly he’s a sad, off-putting freak. I stopped watching Jeopardy because his obvious freakiness and the willingness of others to accept it
     
    Jeopardy shouldn’t be segregated by sex.
  48. I have posted several times my list of traditional female traits that were the norm a zillion years ago, when I was a young man. (Inspector Morse referred to these as “the cuddlier qualities.”) These are now rather hard to find. I would have thought the high prevalence would last forever. Many Caucasian men are pairing-off with Asian-American women, and the reason is not an eye-shape preference. Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @SafeNow


    Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.
     
    What is the wedding tea ceremony?

    Replies: @SafeNow

    , @Anom
    @SafeNow

    Regarding finding feminine qualities in a woman - certain European and South American cultures still support femine women as an ideal.

    A kindergarten teacher is Kansas might Also qualify.

  49. • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Bill in Glendale

    And a judge just ruled that the tranny who ass-raped a girl in a Loudon county high school bathroom does not have to register as a sex offender.

  50. @SafeNow
    I have posted several times my list of traditional female traits that were the norm a zillion years ago, when I was a young man. (Inspector Morse referred to these as “the cuddlier qualities.”) These are now rather hard to find. I would have thought the high prevalence would last forever. Many Caucasian men are pairing-off with Asian-American women, and the reason is not an eye-shape preference. Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.

    Replies: @Anon, @Anom

    Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.

    What is the wedding tea ceremony?

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @Anon


    What is the wedding tea ceremony?
     
    Thanks for asking. At a Chinese (or half-Chinese) wedding, the bride and groom serve tea to first one pair of their parents, and then the other pair of parents. The bride and groom are showing their honor and respect for their parents. The parents are sitting on a couch. The bride and groom are sometimes standing and bowing as they hand over the tea cups. More traditionally, there is a large cushion on the floor in front of the couch, and the bride and groom are kneeling as they hand over the tea cups.

    I guess some would call this maudlin, and they are entitled to their own opinion. But I think this ceremony is indicative of a culture of respect for elders, and tradition, and politeness, that the US could use more of.
  51. @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Roger


    What if Schneider had been voted “most likely to have his manhood chopped off”? How would Wikipedia rewrite that?
     
    Schneider is a guy who likes pretending to be a woman, cross-dressing, and shoving his autogynephilia down other peoples' throats.

    He has had no surgery. He has male breasts that as far as I can tell are unaugmented. He has a masculine face and neck. He has a fake, contralto voice, that I imaging he thinks makes him more feminine. His "makeup", pearls, and other affectations don't alter that except to the degree of making him seem silly.

    He has a set of smirks and odd eye movements that he apparently thinks are feminine, although they are at best a grotesque parody, based perhaps on a a deep-seated, pathological misogyny, or on his faulty, aspbergery observations of women, or perhaps on poor facial control and/or acting ability.

    Clearly he has had no alterations below the belt line. I would be surprised if he has not eschewed any hormonal therapy. Clear evidence of this is that he has a female sexual partner, Genevieve, whom he has referenced several times on the show. (I imagine that he explains his sexual relations with her by describing himself and her as lesbians.)

    To put it bluntly he's a sad, off-putting freak. I stopped watching Jeopardy because his obvious freakiness and the willingness of others to accept it became a useful tool for the wannabe Gauleiters, who are making daily life in contact with the country's Negro, urban, underclass, a nightmare for many Americans.

    Replies: @anon

    To put it bluntly he’s a sad, off-putting freak. I stopped watching Jeopardy because his obvious freakiness and the willingness of others to accept it

    Jeopardy shouldn’t be segregated by sex.

  52. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    I’m sure that after his college swim hoax is over he’ll go back to being a dude.

  53. @Hypnotoad666
    I know this is a dumb question, but if gender is a fluid social construct and anyone can be a female, then why is it significant that this person is the winningest "woman?" And why isn't she celebrated as the winningest "trans person?"

    When a man sets a new record -- say, Tom Brady overtaking Drew Brees for total passing yards -- we naturally make note of the previous recordholder who was overtaken. Oddly, however, no media accounts mention the gal who is now the #2 woman, and I guess she couldn't be reached for comment.

    Julia Collins (born November 10, 1982) is an American game show contestant and a supply chain professional from Wilmette, Illinois.

    She is best known for being a 20-day champion on the quiz show Jeopardy! with the most consecutive wins of a female contestant until Amy Schneider surpassed her December 29, 2021.[1] During her run from April 21 to June 2, 2014, she won $429,100, which at the time was the third and is now the sixth highest total in Jeopardy! history for regular play.[2][3][4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Collins_(Jeopardy!_contestant)#:~:text=Julia%20Collins%20(born%20November%2010,surpassed%20her%20December%2029%2C%202021.
     

    Replies: @notsaying, @ScarletNumber

    Julia must be pissed but knows enough about the narrative not to say so.

    She is on Twitter, but hasn’t posted in over a year and a half.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @ScarletNumber

    >not downloading books

    Why?

  54. I stopped watching during Schneider’s run because (a) the games were boring, and (b) Schneider’s voice and appearance creeped me out. I think the show should have a few minimum standards about the telegenicity of the contestants regardless of how many intersectional Pokémon points someone has.

    • Replies: @Roger
    @cthulhu

    Yes, watching him is creepy. Mentioning his girlfriend is also creepy.

    He was very good at answering Jeopardy questions. But he sure blew it on an easy final question.

    , @Jack P
    @cthulhu

    "transgenders" are mentally ill and physically repulsive. I will always turn the channel if one appears.

    Replies: @Truth, @stillCARealist

  55. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    “How could this be?”

    “Oh, it be.”

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I cannot believe this was on network TV over 20 years ago.

    Yes, life is full of surprises.

  56. America’s liberal progressive women (maybe 60% of the total) watched Amy Schneider’s Jeopardy wins with entirely straight (if you’ll pardon the expression) faces. They didn’t say a word. And neither did conservative women. A million women could have written to Jeopardy and told them to knock that shit off, but they didn’t.

    It’s not like men will just decide that they really want that job enough, or that scholarship, or whatever, and just put a skirt on and take feminist progress away from the real women. It’s not going to happen. I don’t think there will ever be enough crossovers to move the needle.

    It’s just a sideshow and a distraction. In the meantime, another three or four million assorted useless mongrels from around the world came in through our porous borders last year. It will all be over soon enough. Demography is destiny.

  57. @JR Ewing
    @Mike Tre

    Seeing that photo, I feel compelled to repeat myself for what feels like the millionth time:

    I don't care if he thinks he is a woman. I don't care if he tells other people he is a woman and uses a woman's name. It's obvious by looking at him that he's not actually a woman.

    What I do care about is being told an obviously falsehood by the dominant culture that pretends something is true that is not and revels in the use of willful dishonest information. They know we know they know they are lying.

    Who/Whom and all that, I know. The point is the humiliation. I get it. I get it.

    I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again.

    Replies: @MB, @James J O'Meara

    “I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again.”

    And again and again and again:

    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

    Theo. Dalrymple by Jamie Glazov at FrontPage 8/31/05

    • Agree: Alrenous
    • Thanks: Mike Tre
    • Replies: @Alrenous
    @MB

    I regret that I have but only one "agree" to give for my country blog comment section.

    , @JR Ewing
    @MB

    I'll pat myself on the back and say that about a year ago I got into a fight with our local city government and eventually got them to take down all of the silly covid propaganda they had been blasting out since the start of the nonsense. Banal stuff like "your mask protects me" bullshit and, more seriously, appeals to (paraphrasing) "Don't listen to misinformation on the internet, only government can be trusted."

    My initial complaint to the city council included that Dalrymple quote about "humiliating" propaganda.

    FWIW, the deciding factor ended up being a letter from a well known local constitutional lawyer that I had recruited pro bono. It seems that the city has a ban on privately owned electronic marquees and billboards, so using one of their own to pump out political messages at a city facility while preventing others from rebutting in kind could be construed as a free speech violation. They backed down pretty quickly once he made that argument and threatened to go to the press with it. This is still Texas after all and they didn't want the negative publicity.

    Now the electronic marquee outside of the performing arts center, visible along a major freeway, is back to advertising stuff like Celtic Woman concerts and Dancing with the Stars - LIVE!

  58. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn’t always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said

    Many moons ago, during Steve’s blogspot days, “a very knowing American” posted his two cents on a related subject:

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2012/07/you-were-lied-to-by-your-penthouse.html?showComment=1342392963524#c3232207803640235179

    A problem for a lot of lesbians is that they are trapped in an essentialist construction that says that lesbians have to be female. If they were more open to relationships with members of the male lesbian community they might find their sex lives getting more active. The activist group Dykes With Dicks has been working on these issues for some time now.

    • Thanks: HA
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Johann Ricke

    All these cs-girl swimmers have to do to put an end to this stupidity is stay standing on their starting blocks when the gun goes off at the next race and let Lia swim alone. You don't have to participate in lies.

  59. We can also expect to see a growing balance in the male/female proportions of murderers and rapists. I’m seeing many articles like this lately:

    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/nsw-serial-killer-regina-kaye-arthurell-arrested-after-alleged-sex-crime/news-story/9f5ade4542bb6260c7feae3424d94b13

    I wonder if the 3 murders he previously committed have been retrospectively corrected in the records as having been perpetrated by a woman.

  60. @ScarletNumber
    @Hypnotoad666

    Julia must be pissed but knows enough about the narrative not to say so.

    She is on Twitter, but hasn't posted in over a year and a half.

    https://twitter.com/jeopardyjulia

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >not downloading books

    Why?

  61. @Wade Hampton

    Anything a woman can do, an ex-man can do better...well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.
     
    "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946) was ahead of its time for sex role confusion ("Anything You Can Do"), but don't forget its foray into race confusion. Here is the divine Miss Betty Hutton doing "I'm an Indian Too", a Senator Elizabeth Warren avant la lettre.

    People used to be allowed to notice differences between sexes, races and nationalities, but our globohomo overlords have forbidden noticing such differences making the world tired and boring.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEpmkqWZgT8

    Replies: @Polymath, @J.Ross

    Sorry but this wasn’t a case of noticing differences. Most of the whining about cultural appropriation and stereotypes and so on nowadays is stupid, but that number there is bad on every possible level and I totally get why it would be quietly dropped from all modern productions .

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Polymath


    but that number there is bad on every possible level
     
    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
  62. @Anon
    @SafeNow


    Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.
     
    What is the wedding tea ceremony?

    Replies: @SafeNow

    What is the wedding tea ceremony?

    Thanks for asking. At a Chinese (or half-Chinese) wedding, the bride and groom serve tea to first one pair of their parents, and then the other pair of parents. The bride and groom are showing their honor and respect for their parents. The parents are sitting on a couch. The bride and groom are sometimes standing and bowing as they hand over the tea cups. More traditionally, there is a large cushion on the floor in front of the couch, and the bride and groom are kneeling as they hand over the tea cups.

    I guess some would call this maudlin, and they are entitled to their own opinion. But I think this ceremony is indicative of a culture of respect for elders, and tradition, and politeness, that the US could use more of.

  63. @Wade Hampton

    Anything a woman can do, an ex-man can do better...well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.
     
    "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946) was ahead of its time for sex role confusion ("Anything You Can Do"), but don't forget its foray into race confusion. Here is the divine Miss Betty Hutton doing "I'm an Indian Too", a Senator Elizabeth Warren avant la lettre.

    People used to be allowed to notice differences between sexes, races and nationalities, but our globohomo overlords have forbidden noticing such differences making the world tired and boring.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEpmkqWZgT8

    Replies: @Polymath, @J.Ross

    Was this song here or in Peter Pan first? Indians and singing blacks were enormously popular and appear or are referenced in almost every entertainment from early through mid century. Burroughs’ Green Martians are clearly metaphorical Red Indians, although actual Apaches appear earlier in Princess of Mars, and in case that’s not enough race stuff, later novels introduce the Black Martians by insisting on their physical beauty. (The part about Black Martians pretty much just robbing people is authentic though.)

  64. Anonymous[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Personally, I can’t rule out that this Amy Schneider story wasn’t managed by the same media controllers who historically have used television for social engineering (eg to create false or heavily sugar-coated perceptions of blacks, single mothers, homosexuals towards anti-Christian, anti-White ends). If you consider the older, white, conservative-leaning/independent demographic who watch Jeopardy regularly, how many transsexuals have they actually interacted with? Anybody who has interacted with M-F transsexuals notices their strong tendency to seem “off” in a mentally ill way, overtly sexually deviant, repugnantly narcissistic and histrionic, and high on the disagreeableness spectrum in general. Schneider, on the other hand, came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor in a STEM department, with none of the off-putting grotesqueness you see in most transsexuals, particularly those who don’t have handlers or celebrity or make-up artists and stylists on hire.

    So we have precedent for this kind of engineering; we have clear motive to shape perceptions on the part of the media controllers, a motive which only fools who (have been programmed to) think 10000 unarmed blacks are killed by police each year could possibly deny. We have the statistical unlikelihood of a transsexual not only looking and deporting himself like Schneider, but becoming the show’s second longest champion at the very height of World War T, just as the far-reaching consequences of that War are becoming harder to ignore and pushback is becoming less taboo and more unconstrained (particularly among the boomer Jeopardy-watching demographic).

    What about the means to commit this fraud? That’s easy; she could’ve been shown the questions in advance, had a split second edge on her buzzer, etc. Also (minor point but a personal observation), I watched an episode when visiting my mother (whom I had to inform Schneider was a man), and Schneider buzzed right away for an easy question (“what was the Reichstag fire,”) but struggled with the pronunciation in a way that sounded like someone trying to recall something quickly memorized.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @duncsbaby

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest “notable” winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor”
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    …”as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely.”

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a “closeted trans”) when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). “I’m not going to pretend I didn’t think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,”

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    “Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game.” Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Jeopardy applications aren't a meritocracy, it takes applicants who it thinks will be best for its ratings. When Jeopardy holds try-outs (in my day), it puts those who pass on a waiting list for the next 52 weeks and says don't call us, we'll you (and we're not promising we'll call you ever). I didn't get called for 11 months and only got called after the January 18, 1994 L.A. earthquake. I'm guessing some out-of-towners dropped out, or I would never have been called.

    Replies: @Alrenous, @BenjaminL, @Anonymous

    , @Steve from Detroit
    @Anonymous

    Couldn't agree more. It also coincides with what I would describe as "Jeopardy-Mania" since Trebek died. Okay, everyone loved the guy, I get it. But, my goodness, you'd have thought he cured cancer. It was so over the top, and then the drawn out search for his replacement, and the kerfuffle over the producer who tried to force his way into the job. What needless drama.

    Also, your point about "trans folks are just like you and me" is spot on. Another glaring example of that is Modern Family, where of course a massive gay man from Missouri who loves football ends up marrying a neurotic attorney from California, half his size, and they become great parents to a little Asian girl. They're just like your next door neighbors. It's all conditioning.

    Drama and conditioning is what our society has become. For the record, I enjoy Jeopardy and Modern Family immensely.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @AceDeuce
    @Anonymous


    I’m not going to pretend I didn’t think I could do good [sic]
     
    Some other article references him saying "Me and my girlfriend.(sic)"

    Bad grammar notwithstanding, something smells hinky. I wouldn't doubt that there were shenanigans involved with this guy's run on the show. Sad..

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Anonymous

    "My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity."

    Words to live by.

  65. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    I wonder if “Lia” uses his hard-on as a rudder while swimming to give himself more directional control….sounds like a question for a 40-time Jeopardy! winner. Amy-are you out there? Care to chime in?

    • LOL: Charon, notsaying
  66. @SafeNow
    I have posted several times my list of traditional female traits that were the norm a zillion years ago, when I was a young man. (Inspector Morse referred to these as “the cuddlier qualities.”) These are now rather hard to find. I would have thought the high prevalence would last forever. Many Caucasian men are pairing-off with Asian-American women, and the reason is not an eye-shape preference. Finding a kindergarten teacher in Kansas would be my plan A, if I were a young guy. But if that failed, it would be the wedding tea ceremony for me, and the honor would also be mine.

    Replies: @Anon, @Anom

    Regarding finding feminine qualities in a woman – certain European and South American cultures still support femine women as an ideal.

    A kindergarten teacher is Kansas might Also qualify.

  67. @Mike Tre
    https://www.topfriendsdare.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Amy-Schneider-can-finally-celebrate-her-Jeopardy-win-%E2%80%93-BoilingNews.jpg


    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131117173811/thenightmarebeforechristmas/images/thumb/b/b9/Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png/500px-Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @AceDeuce, @Mike Tre

    In all fairness to this boy, he was probably goofier-looking as an undisguised male than he is now.

  68. @cthulhu
    I stopped watching during Schneider’s run because (a) the games were boring, and (b) Schneider’s voice and appearance creeped me out. I think the show should have a few minimum standards about the telegenicity of the contestants regardless of how many intersectional Pokémon points someone has.

    Replies: @Roger, @Jack P

    Yes, watching him is creepy. Mentioning his girlfriend is also creepy.

    He was very good at answering Jeopardy questions. But he sure blew it on an easy final question.

  69. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest "notable" winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor"
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    ..."as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely."

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a "closeted trans") when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,"

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    "Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game." Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve from Detroit, @AceDeuce, @James J O'Meara

    Jeopardy applications aren’t a meritocracy, it takes applicants who it thinks will be best for its ratings. When Jeopardy holds try-outs (in my day), it puts those who pass on a waiting list for the next 52 weeks and says don’t call us, we’ll you (and we’re not promising we’ll call you ever). I didn’t get called for 11 months and only got called after the January 18, 1994 L.A. earthquake. I’m guessing some out-of-towners dropped out, or I would never have been called.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
    @Steve Sailer

    In other words Jeopardy is exactly a meritocracy, but the merit in question is "Jeopardy ratings" not "being any good at answering Jeopardy questions."

    This is a fatal problem with meritocracy in general. Someone has to decide what constitutes "merit," which means it's not a meritocracy, it's a making-the-custodian-happy-ocracy. Literally feudalism, pleasing the local lord, but wearing a big fancy expensive costume to obscure this basic fact of human relations.
    Lords, as we know from history, are often very fond of wasting large amounts of money on expensive costume.

    , @BenjaminL
    @Steve Sailer

    I tried out for a different, extremely minor quiz show once. They filtered the throng with a first-pass exam that was extremely easy - almost everyone here would have aced it. Still, that eliminated about half the crowd.

    Then, when I made it to the actual show, the actual questions were extremely easy - I aced them, as would have almost all the iSteve commenters. But the other contestants didn't. Now, looking back, I have a much greater appreciation for the difference between internet nerds, and the average American who can't name the chief justice of the Supreme court when approached in the street by Jay Leno.

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Ah ok, thanks Steve. So the ten years of trying out may not mean much (but still seems like a lot to me for someone with the ability to win 40 straight matches). How well does that Jeopardy tryout differentiate the good from the great? I’m wondering if a player has Jennings-like skills, could they even tell?

    Also, having put on this conspiratorial hat here (when on Unz do as the Unzians do), and since you suspect you may not have even made the show but as a kind of last minute replacement owing to the earthquake, did you ever wonder whether the slow buzzer issue during your appearance wasn’t an accident? You were writing for UPI and National Review back then, I believe. Had you started the HBD group yet?

  70. I really bust a gut when Time declared a eunuch woman of the year.

    Not supposed to straight up admit it like that, guys. I suppose it worked out for them though – can’t wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep. Nobody genuinely thought feminists weren’t talking out their ass, as women so often do, so nobody batted an eye at Time implicitly slagging the entire movement.
    Indeed they doubled down. As always, the left throws its “allies” under the bus the instant it becomes convenient. More on this at the bottom.

    I can tell you two major keys to predicting the next major insanity, if you’re into that sort of thing.
    1) Greater and greater violence against the majority on behalf of smaller and smaller minorities.
    2) Asserting ever more fanatically that every person is exactly identical, as per egalitarianism. In this case, we assert that the man is equal to the woman to the extent that women are literally men if they want to be.

    1) is basically inverse Nazism. Presumably had the Nazis finished with the Jews, they would have found a smaller minority to pick on until they ran out of them too or until their unworkable socialist economy collapsed like Stalin’s.

    Come to think I know a 3.
    3) Primacy of social rules over physical rules (narcissism).
    The pronouns thing is violating the first ordinance of Cnut and trying to legislate back the tides. This problem will worsen. The more physics pushes back, the more stridently they’ll demand you say that it doesn’t, in an attempt to make social “reality” dominate actually real reality.

    1)* Every political formula but one is perverse. If you say legitimate governance is X, then you can always prove you’re the chaddest of chads by doing not-X and getting away with it.

    If you say kings have divine right, your king can show he’s the real deal by being as profane as possible. If you can stop him, he’s not the king, see? We find out who the king is by seeing who can be the worst degenerate.
    If you say the government works through the consent of the government, it becomes a championship to horrify and repulse the governed as much as possible. You don’t actually believe men = women = men or anything, but you can force them to say and act like they believe it. The more offensive the party line, the more of a chad you are.

    Moldbug’s Impact: influence is measured by change * resistance. The more The People resist, the more of a chad you are, as long as your change in fact goes through.

    Having thrown women under the bus, are gays next? Who can proggies lionize to really screw them over? Like men and are originally a man? Get jacked, f*****. Why don’t you get the frankenstein surgery? You’re just transphobic.

    Notably, even among gender dysphorics, most stop at merely dressing wrong. A few get hormones. Only the tiniest, craziest fraction actually goes for the surgery…you would have to be insane to try it, after all.

    It will be something like that. As I said before, I don’t have a dog in this fight and don’t much care. Just a toy theoretical domain for me.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Alrenous

    " Presumably had the Nazis finished with the Jews, they would have found a smaller minority to pick on until they ran out of them too or until their unworkable socialist economy collapsed like Stalin’s."

    The old "Fascism works by finding an innocent minority on which to focus the public's hate" canard. Pure Yiddish gibberish, right out of the Frankfurter playbook. Peddled by midwit favorites like E. Fromm, V. Frankl, E. Berne and many high school teachers. A bit more sophisticated than the "Hitler was a black magician who hypnotized the Germans in order to find the Ark of the Covenant" but still not able to survive a few minutes thought. "Unworkable socialist economy" describes New Deal America, not the resurgent, dynamic Germans.

    Also note the typical element of projection; it's actually the Left's Alinsky technique of "personalize, freeze, attack."

    Extra points for throwing in the "Stalin's just as bad" canard.

    Replies: @Alrenous

  71. @MB
    @JR Ewing

    "I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again."

    And again and again and again:


    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
     
    Theo. Dalrymple by Jamie Glazov at FrontPage 8/31/05

    Replies: @Alrenous, @JR Ewing

    I regret that I have but only one “agree” to give for my country blog comment section.

    • Thanks: JR Ewing
  72. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Jeopardy applications aren't a meritocracy, it takes applicants who it thinks will be best for its ratings. When Jeopardy holds try-outs (in my day), it puts those who pass on a waiting list for the next 52 weeks and says don't call us, we'll you (and we're not promising we'll call you ever). I didn't get called for 11 months and only got called after the January 18, 1994 L.A. earthquake. I'm guessing some out-of-towners dropped out, or I would never have been called.

    Replies: @Alrenous, @BenjaminL, @Anonymous

    In other words Jeopardy is exactly a meritocracy, but the merit in question is “Jeopardy ratings” not “being any good at answering Jeopardy questions.”

    This is a fatal problem with meritocracy in general. Someone has to decide what constitutes “merit,” which means it’s not a meritocracy, it’s a making-the-custodian-happy-ocracy. Literally feudalism, pleasing the local lord, but wearing a big fancy expensive costume to obscure this basic fact of human relations.
    Lords, as we know from history, are often very fond of wasting large amounts of money on expensive costume.

  73. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    I’ve thought for a while that there’s a nonzero chance Lia Thomas is trolling everybody. Would be brilliant if he is and just goes back to “identifying” as a man after breaking some records.

  74. @cthulhu
    I stopped watching during Schneider’s run because (a) the games were boring, and (b) Schneider’s voice and appearance creeped me out. I think the show should have a few minimum standards about the telegenicity of the contestants regardless of how many intersectional Pokémon points someone has.

    Replies: @Roger, @Jack P

    “transgenders” are mentally ill and physically repulsive. I will always turn the channel if one appears.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Jack P

    If you own a TV, that is not the case because practically every 'woman' you see is a transgender (yes, including the ones that make your wand come to life), and a fair number of the 'men' you see, are as well.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Jack P

    Thank you.

    I knew I wasn't the only one who feels this way. It's another reason for me to never watch TV.

    Replies: @Jack P

  75. Not only are the world’s *best* men better at everything than the world’s best women but…..the most severely mentally defective men are better at literally everything than the world’s *best* women.

    Back to the kitchen and the bedroom honey, you guys just aren’t cut out for the rest of it.

    If trannies finally make this obvious and put womenn back in their place we shall owe them our eternal gratitude as (just imagine it!) the accidental saviors of Advanced Civilization.

  76. @anonymous handle
    @anonymous handle

    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in 'pair bonding' - that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.

    I don't mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding - I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife. Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anon, @Undisclosed

    What are you even talking about?

    Men do not end up happy in relationships eith *pretty* girls, never mind with middle-aged women.

    This pair bonding christian idealism of yours may have been possible in certain times and places but today even claiming to believe crazy things like angels revealing sacred texts in upstate new york won’t grant you that blissful pair bonding.

    You sound like an idiot who is claiming to only be a liar.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Undisclosed


    Men do not end up happy in relationships eith *pretty* girls, never mind with middle-aged women
     
    What do you mean? Where is it that you are disagreeing with him? Do you not believe in pair bonding?
  77. anon[249] • Disclaimer says:

    If it is all about ratings, why not re-do the 50’s and coach the woman with answers?

    I suppose it mostly isn’t done, but this being a trans promotion, it’s for the good of the narrative.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said

    They need to test whether he can still get visibly aroused by a naked woman. I think vocally endorsing this tactless question would “unpack” this sham.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @anon

    "My body parts are moving on their own!"

  78. Steve: “Well, except for trivialities like conceive, bear, and nurse a baby.”

    “As for living, our servants can do that for us.” Who said?

  79. @Anonymous
    Why are you fighting this Steve?

    Gender desegregation can only help proponents of HBD to make their case.

    Replies: @Undisclosed

    Because he needs daily content.

    People need new NEW *NEW!!!*

    What you say is obvious. Any monkey can see it. But the political popcorn gallery is too busy shrieking and yelping to notice anything.

  80. @Pixo
    “ nurse a baby.”

    With the right hormones, an XY shemale can produce ample milk.

    https://c.tenor.com/ZiLugTiVQNgAAAAM/the-more-you-know.gif

    Replies: @Rob

    I think you are correct. There are drugs that up prolactin that can make men lactate as a side effect. I would bet that if doctors were trying they’d have no problems getting an AMAB (Assigned Male At Birth) to give milk.

    Perhaps the more interesting question is whether a trans woman would want to do that. The trans women who make bothers of themselves seem much more interested in sex than in parenthood. It might go some ways to showing whether autogynephilia is truly what motivates transgendered AMABs.

    [MORE]

    Bailey (maybe Blanchard originally) distinguished two sorts of trans women. There were lower T men who transitioned in their teens or early twenties. They started life pretty gender-nonconforming. They tend to have unmasculinized faces and bodies. After transitioning, they tend towards monogamy, hearth, and home. While they might not tend toward monogamy, I SE Asian “ladyboys” are this sort. The ones in the news are the high testosterone sort, the autogynephiles. They transition in their thirties or forties. They had very masculine interests when younger, along the lines of Steve’s Australian trans woman who joined the US Marines. They need “facial feminization” surgeries like jaws and chins ground down. After transitioning, they are “lesbians” who try to maximize their notch count.

    I wonder if the latter sort is transitioning earlier so that they can play women’s sports competitively. The AGs really like the public affirmation of their gender that playing women’s sports gives them. On the other hand, chances are healthy, moderately athletic forty-year-old men are competitive with female professional athletes, so maybe they don’t need to transition younger.

    Anyway, I can see the less masculine type of trans women intentionally trying to breastfeed. The AGs? That probably does not fit the “sexy lady” sex image that they have of themselves and want to project.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Rob

    "I would bet that if doctors were trying they’d have no problems getting an AMAB (Assigned Male At Birth) to give milk."

    I doubt if it will catch on with the adult male consumers.

    https://unherd.com/2022/01/why-are-men-drinking-breast-milk/


    In an attempt to understand why an adult man would buy such services, I spoke to someone who hides behind the pseudonym “Breast Milk Enjoyer”. He told me he was introduced to the concept by the online bodybuilding community, who drink breast milk for the human growth hormone IGF-1 and because it is rich in probiotics. “A friend gave me a bag of his wife’s frozen milk to try, to see if I liked it before making it a staple,” he told me. “It was much sweeter and waterier than I expected, almost sickly. But I persisted and found it to be an acquired taste which I began to appreciate.”
     
    (The author, Julie Bindel, is like a stereotype of a man-hating lesbian - or at any rate, she's certainly not overly fond of men. This isn't always bad - during the first exposures of the Muslim grooming/rape scandals, she was one of the very few feminists who stuck her head above the parapet. For 95% of middle class feminists (all of them) the news was too hot to touch - but Ms Bindel judged the rapists not by the colour of their skin, but by the content - indeed the existence - of their scrota.)
  81. @R.G. Camara
    It'll be mildly amusing when this ugly dude in a dress is memory holed when he offs someone or molests a kid.

    Amusing but infuriating.

    Caveat: if he offs himself (40% chance of that happening), they will make him a martyr to "transphobia" and never let us forget him. Probably give him a statute next to MLK in Washington and have a day set aside for him. Not even kidding.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    they will … never let us forget him. Probably give him a statute next to MLK

    So no statute of limitations?

  82. @Polymath
    @Wade Hampton

    Sorry but this wasn’t a case of noticing differences. Most of the whining about cultural appropriation and stereotypes and so on nowadays is stupid, but that number there is bad on every possible level and I totally get why it would be quietly dropped from all modern productions .

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    but that number there is bad on every possible level

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

  83. @James N. Kennett
    OT: "Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education" is a forthcoming book by Luke Roziak.

    https://www.amazon.com/Race-Bottom-Uncovering-Destroying-Education/dp/0063056720/

    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins. An excerpt is provided by the Daily Wire:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-seattle-schools-woke-indoctrination-czar-who-married-a-child-molester

    The article describes the "work" of the CRT activist Tracy Castro-Gill in the Seattle school system. Amidst a litany of disaster is a fact long noticed around here:


    The more progressive the city, the worse the “achievement gap.”
     
    Tracy Castro-Gill appears to have lied about her background in order to exaggerate her "oppression". Her own father has compared her to Rachel Dolezal.

    The demand for Castro-Gill's "Ethnic Studies" was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!


    The group’s fortunes improved after government money was used to pay them to lobby the government. Rita Green, an NAACP official who nominated Castro-Gill as teacher of the year, applied for a “Best Starts for Kids” grant from King County, which was used to “pay the youth for their antiracism efforts. . . . No longer do adult coordinators have to ask students to volunteer their time to make change.” The local NAACP received an $877,000 grant to “improve school culture and climate for all students. In partnership with Seattle Council PTSA, and Seattle Public Schools District.” The tiny group of compensated activists could pack a meeting, allowing board members to say they were just being responsive to popular demand.
     

    Replies: @Rob, @kaganovitch, @James N. Kennett

    If Republican politicians were not worthless, they would make hay of governmental non-governmental organizations. Progs and leftists in government give money to progs and leftists “outside” of government to lobby the government. A self-licking ice cream cone.

    At a minimum, NGOs that accept government grant money should be prohibited from doing all the things the government is not allowed to do. The government cannot keep enemies lists (can it?) so the SPLC should not be allowed to, either. I’m sure other people can think of ways NGOs do things that would be illegal for the government to do directly.

    Another minimum, no lobbying the government or supporting candidates in any way. I don’t mean no lobbying or support with government money. If the NAACP takes money from any level of government for anything at all, they cannot endorse a candidate for any position. Money is money, and it does not matter which pocket the NAACP puts the grant money in, because every dollar of grant frees up a dollar of donations to be used lobbying. The practice of leveraging grant money into more grant money has to stop.

    But Redumblicans won’t do any of that.

    • Replies: @Jack P
    @Rob

    It continues to amaze me that Soros orgs continue to pour millions into pro-criminal, anti-police DA's and have for years, and Republicans did absolutely nothing about it.

    Confiscate their money, lock up all the associates or remove them from our land altogether.

  84. @John Johnson
    @anonymous handle

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding – I just wish they understood what they gave up when they chose to be a completely unconvincing ugly middle aged woman who will never bag an acceptable male partner when they could have been an ugly middle aged guy with a semi-cute middle-aged wife.

    What makes you think he could land a semi-cute middle-aged wife?

    The guy has a creep factor of 5000.

    Every one loses when people make such mistakes.

    I'm glad this guy didn't have kids.

    The more leftists and liberals that go "cat mom" the better.

    The gene denial of the left may ultimately cause their demise. The quality of their intellectuals has undoubtedly dropped over the years. They foolishly encourage their smartest women to not have children.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The guy has a creep factor of 5000.

    Our newest commenter, “Undisclosed”, has him/her/them beat by a country mile/1⅝ kilometer.

  85. @notsaying
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. As far as I am concerned, Julia Collins is still #1.

    I found this statement by Amy Schneider:

    "I always believed that most people would see me as trans people have so often been seen: a freak, a pervert, a man in a dress, a liar, mentally ill. And as the days counted down to my episodes airing, I braced myself for the rejection I was sure would come. And then… it just didn’t. Sure, there have been a few isolated voices trying to bring me down, but the overwhelming reaction has been of support and acceptance."

    I do not feel any of the things she describes but given that she is in her early 40s, I figure she got the mindset and knowledge base to be a Jeopardy winner as a boy and then young man. Those two things seem the key points here, not what her gender identification is today. I think a lot of people would agree with me. The process of being a Jeopardy winner starts in childhood. It is the remaining boy and man inside her brain that won.

    Replies: @Bernard, @Anonymous

    “He”!

    He is not a woman for heaven’s sake! Speak the truth.

  86. @Undisclosed
    @anonymous handle

    What are you even talking about?

    Men do not end up happy in relationships eith *pretty* girls, never mind with middle-aged women.

    This pair bonding christian idealism of yours may have been possible in certain times and places but today even claiming to believe crazy things like angels revealing sacred texts in upstate new york won't grant you that blissful pair bonding.

    You sound like an idiot who is claiming to only be a liar.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Men do not end up happy in relationships eith *pretty* girls, never mind with middle-aged women

    What do you mean? Where is it that you are disagreeing with him? Do you not believe in pair bonding?

  87. @Joe Stalin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9c_HhpvBpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Muggles

    One of the greatest efforts of faking up a war scare in the West via all media pipelines and media/politicial/”independent” whores since the “”Mad Saddam ready to attack: 45 minutes from a chemical war” headline (top tier nugget intel allegedly picked up from a taxi driver according to a later “I can explain” explainer).

    YouTube is full of stuff like that now.

    Nothing will happen

  88. @anon
    If it is all about ratings, why not re-do the 50's and coach the woman with answers?

    I suppose it mostly isn't done, but this being a trans promotion, it's for the good of the narrative.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said

     

    They need to test whether he can still get visibly aroused by a naked woman. I think vocally endorsing this tactless question would "unpack" this sham.

    Replies: @El Dato

    “My body parts are moving on their own!”

  89. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, NYC's formerly tony Soho district has descended into a literal
    Third World Hellhole.

    Residents are freaking out to no avail. It’s a shame what’s happened to that city.
    Needless to say, tourists should avoid the place. It’s that bad. Really…

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/27/chaos-rules-in-nycs-soho-where-residents-say-theyre-in-fear/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Technite78, @Pixo

    From the NY Post article:

    “About three months ago, my boss went to get pizza. This guy was following her with a blowtorch. He was yelling at her and threatened her with it,” the 23-year-old recounted.”

    This immediately reminded me of the lovely blue eyed Colleen who was a department store trainee I knew in New York in our mid-twenties. She had her own personally shocking experience that I am sure she still remembers when — I kid you not — she was walking down the street and suddenly someone started hitting her over and over with a stuffed animal. It may have been a giraffe.

    Nobody wants malice directed against themselves or anybody else who is just walking down the street.

    But it goes without saying that malice expressed with a stuffed animal and malice expressed by blowtorch are two entirely different things.

    I wonder what happened to the guy with the blow torch? Let us hope he turned it off and ditched it somewhere. I do not think he was an artist working with metals who was just taking a break.

  90. @Joe Stalin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9c_HhpvBpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Muggles

    The first comment was awesome!

  91. @Gary in Gramercy
    @notsaying

    "How could this be?"

    "Oh, it be."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpwJE5DEk7U

    Replies: @notsaying

    I cannot believe this was on network TV over 20 years ago.

    Yes, life is full of surprises.

  92. @James N. Kennett
    OT: "Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education" is a forthcoming book by Luke Roziak.

    https://www.amazon.com/Race-Bottom-Uncovering-Destroying-Education/dp/0063056720/

    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins. An excerpt is provided by the Daily Wire:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-seattle-schools-woke-indoctrination-czar-who-married-a-child-molester

    The article describes the "work" of the CRT activist Tracy Castro-Gill in the Seattle school system. Amidst a litany of disaster is a fact long noticed around here:


    The more progressive the city, the worse the “achievement gap.”
     
    Tracy Castro-Gill appears to have lied about her background in order to exaggerate her "oppression". Her own father has compared her to Rachel Dolezal.

    The demand for Castro-Gill's "Ethnic Studies" was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!


    The group’s fortunes improved after government money was used to pay them to lobby the government. Rita Green, an NAACP official who nominated Castro-Gill as teacher of the year, applied for a “Best Starts for Kids” grant from King County, which was used to “pay the youth for their antiracism efforts. . . . No longer do adult coordinators have to ask students to volunteer their time to make change.” The local NAACP received an $877,000 grant to “improve school culture and climate for all students. In partnership with Seattle Council PTSA, and Seattle Public Schools District.” The tiny group of compensated activists could pack a meeting, allowing board members to say they were just being responsive to popular demand.
     

    Replies: @Rob, @kaganovitch, @James N. Kennett

    The demand for Castro-Gill’s “Ethnic Studies” was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!

    Lenin, it would appear , had too high an opinion of ‘Capitalists.’ It turns out they will gift you the rope to hang them.

  93. @R.G. Camara
    @notsaying

    Most "trans women" claim they do it to have lesbian relationships with women.

    Predators.

    Replies: @notsaying

    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?

    By the way, did you know about this one? I saw this at the Daily Mail and on TV the other week described as a miscarriage if justice because a judge changed his mind about a rape case. Nobody said the rapist “him” in the picture with lipstick on was a trans man who used his hands during the attack. I had to find that out for myself on the internet. The judge caught all kinds of criticism for changing his sentence from guilty to innocent so prison time (he had spent some months in the local jail though.)

    I am assuming the judge did that because he did not want a biological female sex offender in with a bunch of men in prison. But this “guy’ as described by the victim was certainly a predator. Victim says she woke up with pillow over head, guy said it was consensual. I bet.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10396583/Judge-declares-rapist-INNOCENT-sentencing-says-148-days-custody-long-enough.html

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @notsaying


    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?
     
    That they are predators living in a fantasy, not actual people with gender dysphoria.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Bill Jones
    @notsaying

    Try this for a miscarriage of justice.
    https://vdare.com/posts/black-jurors-refuse-to-convict-black-felon-who-ran-over-white-police-officer-after-lawyer-makes-case-about-george-floyd

  94. @notsaying
    @R.G. Camara

    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?

    By the way, did you know about this one? I saw this at the Daily Mail and on TV the other week described as a miscarriage if justice because a judge changed his mind about a rape case. Nobody said the rapist "him" in the picture with lipstick on was a trans man who used his hands during the attack. I had to find that out for myself on the internet. The judge caught all kinds of criticism for changing his sentence from guilty to innocent so prison time (he had spent some months in the local jail though.)

    I am assuming the judge did that because he did not want a biological female sex offender in with a bunch of men in prison. But this "guy' as described by the victim was certainly a predator. Victim says she woke up with pillow over head, guy said it was consensual. I bet.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10396583/Judge-declares-rapist-INNOCENT-sentencing-says-148-days-custody-long-enough.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Bill Jones

    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?

    That they are predators living in a fantasy, not actual people with gender dysphoria.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @R.G. Camara


    That they are predators living in a fantasy, not actual people with gender dysphoria.
     
    Joseph Goebbels in his well-heated abode must be awestruck by this Deep State psy-op brainwashing Jane Shmoe to (claim to) accept that sex does not exist, and that "gender is just a social construct."

    Meanwhile, by the merest coincidence, oligarch-driven plunder, dispossession of the middle class and world-wide war mongering proceed unimpeded.

  95. @Anonymous
    Personally, I can’t rule out that this Amy Schneider story wasn’t managed by the same media controllers who historically have used television for social engineering (eg to create false or heavily sugar-coated perceptions of blacks, single mothers, homosexuals towards anti-Christian, anti-White ends). If you consider the older, white, conservative-leaning/independent demographic who watch Jeopardy regularly, how many transsexuals have they actually interacted with? Anybody who has interacted with M-F transsexuals notices their strong tendency to seem “off” in a mentally ill way, overtly sexually deviant, repugnantly narcissistic and histrionic, and high on the disagreeableness spectrum in general. Schneider, on the other hand, came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor in a STEM department, with none of the off-putting grotesqueness you see in most transsexuals, particularly those who don’t have handlers or celebrity or make-up artists and stylists on hire.

    So we have precedent for this kind of engineering; we have clear motive to shape perceptions on the part of the media controllers, a motive which only fools who (have been programmed to) think 10000 unarmed blacks are killed by police each year could possibly deny. We have the statistical unlikelihood of a transsexual not only looking and deporting himself like Schneider, but becoming the show’s second longest champion at the very height of World War T, just as the far-reaching consequences of that War are becoming harder to ignore and pushback is becoming less taboo and more unconstrained (particularly among the boomer Jeopardy-watching demographic).

    What about the means to commit this fraud? That’s easy; she could’ve been shown the questions in advance, had a split second edge on her buzzer, etc. Also (minor point but a personal observation), I watched an episode when visiting my mother (whom I had to inform Schneider was a man), and Schneider buzzed right away for an easy question (“what was the Reichstag fire,”) but struggled with the pronunciation in a way that sounded like someone trying to recall something quickly memorized.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @duncsbaby

    He came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor

    But not as good as Mrs Doubtfire.

  96. @notsaying
    @R.G. Camara

    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?

    By the way, did you know about this one? I saw this at the Daily Mail and on TV the other week described as a miscarriage if justice because a judge changed his mind about a rape case. Nobody said the rapist "him" in the picture with lipstick on was a trans man who used his hands during the attack. I had to find that out for myself on the internet. The judge caught all kinds of criticism for changing his sentence from guilty to innocent so prison time (he had spent some months in the local jail though.)

    I am assuming the judge did that because he did not want a biological female sex offender in with a bunch of men in prison. But this "guy' as described by the victim was certainly a predator. Victim says she woke up with pillow over head, guy said it was consensual. I bet.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10396583/Judge-declares-rapist-INNOCENT-sentencing-says-148-days-custody-long-enough.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Bill Jones

  97. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Jeopardy applications aren't a meritocracy, it takes applicants who it thinks will be best for its ratings. When Jeopardy holds try-outs (in my day), it puts those who pass on a waiting list for the next 52 weeks and says don't call us, we'll you (and we're not promising we'll call you ever). I didn't get called for 11 months and only got called after the January 18, 1994 L.A. earthquake. I'm guessing some out-of-towners dropped out, or I would never have been called.

    Replies: @Alrenous, @BenjaminL, @Anonymous

    I tried out for a different, extremely minor quiz show once. They filtered the throng with a first-pass exam that was extremely easy – almost everyone here would have aced it. Still, that eliminated about half the crowd.

    Then, when I made it to the actual show, the actual questions were extremely easy – I aced them, as would have almost all the iSteve commenters. But the other contestants didn’t. Now, looking back, I have a much greater appreciation for the difference between internet nerds, and the average American who can’t name the chief justice of the Supreme court when approached in the street by Jay Leno.

  98. How can they call this Amy Schneider thing a woman when they can’t even provide a coherent definition of the word “woman”?

  99. @vinteuil
    Let it be noted, for the record, that we owe the music & lyrics of My Fair Lady to a couple of Jews - Lerner & Lowe - who didn't seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @kihowi, @R.G. Camara, @megabar

    > we owe the music & lyrics […] to a couple of Jews […] who didn’t seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    It’s not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society. It is credible to wonder if average Jewish sensibilities are fully compatible with non-Jewish sensibilities, which raises the question of whether it’s good for them to occupy huge swaths of influence in a non-Jewish society.

    Frankly, the same question can be raised for power-seeking elites, in general.

    My preferred solution would be to have an explicitly right-wing, traditional US and a liberal one. That way, people can choose which society they prefer without having to resort to averages, which are invariably unfair to outliers.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @megabar


    It’s not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society.
     
    Debatable, but...

    As someone one said, Take all the jews and qweers out of art and entertainment, and you're left with John Wayne, Shirley Temple, and Lassie.

    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore's Navaho White.

    Replies: @Anon

  100. @MB
    @JR Ewing

    "I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again."

    And again and again and again:


    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
     
    Theo. Dalrymple by Jamie Glazov at FrontPage 8/31/05

    Replies: @Alrenous, @JR Ewing

    I’ll pat myself on the back and say that about a year ago I got into a fight with our local city government and eventually got them to take down all of the silly covid propaganda they had been blasting out since the start of the nonsense. Banal stuff like “your mask protects me” bullshit and, more seriously, appeals to (paraphrasing) “Don’t listen to misinformation on the internet, only government can be trusted.”

    My initial complaint to the city council included that Dalrymple quote about “humiliating” propaganda.

    FWIW, the deciding factor ended up being a letter from a well known local constitutional lawyer that I had recruited pro bono. It seems that the city has a ban on privately owned electronic marquees and billboards, so using one of their own to pump out political messages at a city facility while preventing others from rebutting in kind could be construed as a free speech violation. They backed down pretty quickly once he made that argument and threatened to go to the press with it. This is still Texas after all and they didn’t want the negative publicity.

    Now the electronic marquee outside of the performing arts center, visible along a major freeway, is back to advertising stuff like Celtic Woman concerts and Dancing with the Stars – LIVE!

  101. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    There’s a lot of them and only one of him–and sharp knives exist.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @AnotherDad

    Excellent comment.

    I recognize that this is a little bit of a hackneyed argument, but a very large amount of the nonsense being inflicted on normal people today comes from an overly legalistic system that discourages critical thinking on the part of everyone involved and infantilizes everyone but the legal system. The freaks are encouraged to promote their freakery because there are fewer consequences for being freaks, but there are greater consequences for those would try to stop them.

    It used to be, vengeance crimes - usually assaults, but sometimes worse - often didn't get prosecuted because the government knew and recognized that sometimes - oftentimes - vengeance is just. Or, more generally, it was accepted that people often deserved bad outcomes that were the consequence of their own actions. Not always, but sometimes. And those sometimes were (and still are) very obvious to everyone involved.

    Lia Thomas (or even more extremely, George Floyd) made disruptive choices and should be made to endure the consequences of those choices, regardless of the letter of the law. One of those consequences is being subject to (violent) enforcement of civilizational norms from other stakeholders who have been injured by your bad actions. Lia Thomas deserves to be violently assaulted by a father (or two or twelve) of another woman on the swim team and reminded that there are consequences to choosing to be a freak and choosing to harm innocent people. A sane prosecutor would shrug and say that was a just result and no crime had been committed, but in today's insane culture, the fathers would be the ones put on trial for assault.

    Pedantic law enforcement is a huge problem in this regard. Sometimes "justice" does not come only from a court verdict.

    , @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    We accept her! one of us! We accept her! one of us!

  102. @Rob
    @Pixo

    I think you are correct. There are drugs that up prolactin that can make men lactate as a side effect. I would bet that if doctors were trying they’d have no problems getting an AMAB (Assigned Male At Birth) to give milk.

    Perhaps the more interesting question is whether a trans woman would want to do that. The trans women who make bothers of themselves seem much more interested in sex than in parenthood. It might go some ways to showing whether autogynephilia is truly what motivates transgendered AMABs.

    Bailey (maybe Blanchard originally) distinguished two sorts of trans women. There were lower T men who transitioned in their teens or early twenties. They started life pretty gender-nonconforming. They tend to have unmasculinized faces and bodies. After transitioning, they tend towards monogamy, hearth, and home. While they might not tend toward monogamy, I SE Asian “ladyboys” are this sort. The ones in the news are the high testosterone sort, the autogynephiles. They transition in their thirties or forties. They had very masculine interests when younger, along the lines of Steve’s Australian trans woman who joined the US Marines. They need “facial feminization” surgeries like jaws and chins ground down. After transitioning, they are “lesbians” who try to maximize their notch count.

    I wonder if the latter sort is transitioning earlier so that they can play women’s sports competitively. The AGs really like the public affirmation of their gender that playing women’s sports gives them. On the other hand, chances are healthy, moderately athletic forty-year-old men are competitive with female professional athletes, so maybe they don’t need to transition younger.

    Anyway, I can see the less masculine type of trans women intentionally trying to breastfeed. The AGs? That probably does not fit the “sexy lady” sex image that they have of themselves and want to project.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “I would bet that if doctors were trying they’d have no problems getting an AMAB (Assigned Male At Birth) to give milk.”

    I doubt if it will catch on with the adult male consumers.

    https://unherd.com/2022/01/why-are-men-drinking-breast-milk/

    In an attempt to understand why an adult man would buy such services, I spoke to someone who hides behind the pseudonym “Breast Milk Enjoyer”. He told me he was introduced to the concept by the online bodybuilding community, who drink breast milk for the human growth hormone IGF-1 and because it is rich in probiotics. “A friend gave me a bag of his wife’s frozen milk to try, to see if I liked it before making it a staple,” he told me. “It was much sweeter and waterier than I expected, almost sickly. But I persisted and found it to be an acquired taste which I began to appreciate.”

    (The author, Julie Bindel, is like a stereotype of a man-hating lesbian – or at any rate, she’s certainly not overly fond of men. This isn’t always bad – during the first exposures of the Muslim grooming/rape scandals, she was one of the very few feminists who stuck her head above the parapet. For 95% of middle class feminists (all of them) the news was too hot to touch – but Ms Bindel judged the rapists not by the colour of their skin, but by the content – indeed the existence – of their scrota.)

  103. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:

    My two favorite lines from My Fair Lady:
    “[I have] the milk of human kindness by the quart in every vein.”
    and “I’m a quiet living man . . . who likes an atmosphere as restful as an undiscovered tomb,”
    as opposed to the non-stop chatter, verbal drama, and blaring TV background at home.

  104. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest "notable" winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor"
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    ..."as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely."

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a "closeted trans") when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,"

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    "Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game." Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve from Detroit, @AceDeuce, @James J O'Meara

    Couldn’t agree more. It also coincides with what I would describe as “Jeopardy-Mania” since Trebek died. Okay, everyone loved the guy, I get it. But, my goodness, you’d have thought he cured cancer. It was so over the top, and then the drawn out search for his replacement, and the kerfuffle over the producer who tried to force his way into the job. What needless drama.

    Also, your point about “trans folks are just like you and me” is spot on. Another glaring example of that is Modern Family, where of course a massive gay man from Missouri who loves football ends up marrying a neurotic attorney from California, half his size, and they become great parents to a little Asian girl. They’re just like your next door neighbors. It’s all conditioning.

    Drama and conditioning is what our society has become. For the record, I enjoy Jeopardy and Modern Family immensely.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Steve from Detroit

    Right, and there would be an intersection in interests between the media controllers’ sociopolitical motives and those of the executives concerned with generating buzz for the show (where, from the little I’ve read, the Amy Schneider PR coincided with their finally having settled on Jennings as a likely permanent host to the show, with Schneider’s blessing).

    I remember enjoying a reality show in the 2000’s (the past is a different country I guess; I haven’t watched anything by choice in years), “Kept,”a funny spinoff on “the Bachelor,” where mick jagger’s ex, an aging Jerry Hall, had to choose amongst different “trophy” boyfriend aspirants. Years later, I ran across an interview by the winner, who mentioned how staged the whole thing was, eg how Hall hardly even spoke with any of the contestants and broke off all contact as soon as the show ended. Of course, a lot of such cases have been revealed, with game shows historically and reality shows of different kinds. Personally, I don’t take that kind of fraud lightly (eg, rationalize it by saying “at least in my ignorance, I enjoyed the show,” or “the producers have a right to prioritize ratings” etc). If we as individuals or as a society overlook or excuse lies and lack of transparency, we shouldn’t be surprised when we get more of it, given the incentives.

    Some other weird stuff I ran into trying to vet my suspicion that this was socially engineered: earlier this month, Schneider was supposedly robbed at gunpoint. No Oakland police report gave Schneider’s name as victim specifically, and earlier accounts pointed that out, but in later accounts that fairly important lack of specific confirmation was omitted. Were they trying to add weight to their narrative that transsexuals are at risk of violence? Also, the stories made sure to explicitly mention that Schneider’s ID was stolen (not just his wallet and watch). Fairly bizarre IMO.

    I was also surprised to learn that Schneider was “only” 43, and there’s no way to validate that info; earlier stories say he was 37, born in 1984, which is highly improbable to say the least. Not much by way of specific, confirmable info available about Schneider other than the vague words and anecdotes of a few Washington Post, USA Today, NYT article journalists. Schneider joined Twitter in October ‘21, a month before his appearance on the show. Scanning through it, I further get the impression of someone lacking anything to say but midwit liberal boilerplate (including repeated mentions of the importance of vaccination, stories of “her girlfriend’s” experience with Covid right as he approached the million dollar milestone etc.

    The Wash Post article also leads with another weird coincidence. On Schneider’s first appearance, a gentleman by the name of Arthur He (lol) had just qualified for the tournament of champions, and Jennings opened the show by congratulating him then saying “will Amy or [the other guy] add their names to the list?” The Post then writes something like “That mundane question became reality.”

  105. @AnotherDad
    @notsaying

    There's a lot of them and only one of him--and sharp knives exist.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous

    Excellent comment.

    I recognize that this is a little bit of a hackneyed argument, but a very large amount of the nonsense being inflicted on normal people today comes from an overly legalistic system that discourages critical thinking on the part of everyone involved and infantilizes everyone but the legal system. The freaks are encouraged to promote their freakery because there are fewer consequences for being freaks, but there are greater consequences for those would try to stop them.

    It used to be, vengeance crimes – usually assaults, but sometimes worse – often didn’t get prosecuted because the government knew and recognized that sometimes – oftentimes – vengeance is just. Or, more generally, it was accepted that people often deserved bad outcomes that were the consequence of their own actions. Not always, but sometimes. And those sometimes were (and still are) very obvious to everyone involved.

    Lia Thomas (or even more extremely, George Floyd) made disruptive choices and should be made to endure the consequences of those choices, regardless of the letter of the law. One of those consequences is being subject to (violent) enforcement of civilizational norms from other stakeholders who have been injured by your bad actions. Lia Thomas deserves to be violently assaulted by a father (or two or twelve) of another woman on the swim team and reminded that there are consequences to choosing to be a freak and choosing to harm innocent people. A sane prosecutor would shrug and say that was a just result and no crime had been committed, but in today’s insane culture, the fathers would be the ones put on trial for assault.

    Pedantic law enforcement is a huge problem in this regard. Sometimes “justice” does not come only from a court verdict.

  106. The other night, Sean Hannity did a segment on the U Penn trans-swimmer. Who did he bring on to comment? Bruce “Kaitlyn” Jenner.

    With “conservatives” like these………………….

  107. I’ll take “Penectomies” for a thousand, Alex.

  108. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, NYC's formerly tony Soho district has descended into a literal
    Third World Hellhole.

    Residents are freaking out to no avail. It’s a shame what’s happened to that city.
    Needless to say, tourists should avoid the place. It’s that bad. Really…

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/27/chaos-rules-in-nycs-soho-where-residents-say-theyre-in-fear/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Technite78, @Pixo

    This has been happening since the Floyd Riots of 2020. I think the residents are now finally realizing that it’s not likely to get better any time soon.

    I took the subway to high school and college in the 70s-80s, when statistically crime in NYC was much worse. The difference between then and now was that then the vast majority of crime was concentrated in the black and hispanic neighborhoods; now the crime is becoming more uniformly distributed between the poorer areas and the wealthier areas. There’s really no place to hide anymore.

    • Agree: notsaying
  109. @Achmed E. Newman
    Holy crap, Steve. I wasn't sure completely what you were getting at with the Jeopardy contestant, as I don't keep up with any of that. I went to the Wiki page which starts "Early and personal life" with:

    Schneider grew up in Dayton, Ohio[9] and attended Chaminade-Julienne High School.[10] In eighth grade, she was voted "Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!" by her classmates.[5] She has a cat named Meep
     
    I thought I was on the wrong track until the 2nd paragraph of this section:

    Schneider is a trans woman;
     
    Man! or Woman! Peak Stupidity for $800, Alexis.

    Replies: @Roger, @Joe S.Walker, @duncsbaby

    I thought she was remarkably ugly. Should’ve guessed.

  110. @Bill in Glendale
    Transitioning can get you all sorts of advantages:

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-01-27/26-year-old-who-sexually-assaulted-girl-while-underage-will-serve-two-year-term-in-juvenile-facility-judge-rules

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    And a judge just ruled that the tranny who ass-raped a girl in a Loudon county high school bathroom does not have to register as a sex offender.

  111. @Johann Ricke
    @notsaying


    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn’t always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    ‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ she said
     
    Many moons ago, during Steve's blogspot days, “a very knowing American” posted his two cents on a related subject:

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2012/07/you-were-lied-to-by-your-penthouse.html?showComment=1342392963524#c3232207803640235179

    A problem for a lot of lesbians is that they are trapped in an essentialist construction that says that lesbians have to be female. If they were more open to relationships with members of the male lesbian community they might find their sex lives getting more active. The activist group Dykes With Dicks has been working on these issues for some time now.

     

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    All these cs-girl swimmers have to do to put an end to this stupidity is stay standing on their starting blocks when the gun goes off at the next race and let Lia swim alone. You don’t have to participate in lies.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  112. @Jack P
    @cthulhu

    "transgenders" are mentally ill and physically repulsive. I will always turn the channel if one appears.

    Replies: @Truth, @stillCARealist

    If you own a TV, that is not the case because practically every ‘woman’ you see is a transgender (yes, including the ones that make your wand come to life), and a fair number of the ‘men’ you see, are as well.

  113. @AnotherDad
    @notsaying

    There's a lot of them and only one of him--and sharp knives exist.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous

    We accept her! one of us! We accept her! one of us!

  114. @notsaying
    Oh wow, this reminds me of the Daily Mail's latest story about Lia Thomas. Let me say right away that today's bombshell is based on just one anonymous swim team member's remarks. We cannot say for sure yet that this is true without confirmation.

    But this person says the girls were uncomfortable with Lia in the locker room. For one thing, she doesn't always cover her male genitalia. Interesting but no surprise that even college women do not like this, which makes it all the worse that middle school and high school girls have to put up with this, too.

    The real bombshell is that her teammate claims Lia still likes girls. If this turns out to be true, I suppose all hell will break loose, as it should:

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Wilkey, @Shel100, @Gary in Gramercy, @Johann Ricke, @AceDeuce, @Jack P, @AnotherDad, @AndrewR

    Woman have no business in competitive sports, so I welcome people like Lia Thomas. They will destroy woman’s sports inshallah.

    • Agree: Undisclosed
  115. Anything a woman can do, an ex-man can do better.

    I think Steve is mixing up My Fair Lady and Annie Get Your Gun.

  116. @James N. Kennett
    OT: "Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education" is a forthcoming book by Luke Roziak.

    https://www.amazon.com/Race-Bottom-Uncovering-Destroying-Education/dp/0063056720/

    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins. An excerpt is provided by the Daily Wire:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-seattle-schools-woke-indoctrination-czar-who-married-a-child-molester

    The article describes the "work" of the CRT activist Tracy Castro-Gill in the Seattle school system. Amidst a litany of disaster is a fact long noticed around here:


    The more progressive the city, the worse the “achievement gap.”
     
    Tracy Castro-Gill appears to have lied about her background in order to exaggerate her "oppression". Her own father has compared her to Rachel Dolezal.

    The demand for Castro-Gill's "Ethnic Studies" was led by child activists paid by the NAACP, which in turn financed the operation with a grant of public money!


    The group’s fortunes improved after government money was used to pay them to lobby the government. Rita Green, an NAACP official who nominated Castro-Gill as teacher of the year, applied for a “Best Starts for Kids” grant from King County, which was used to “pay the youth for their antiracism efforts. . . . No longer do adult coordinators have to ask students to volunteer their time to make change.” The local NAACP received an $877,000 grant to “improve school culture and climate for all students. In partnership with Seattle Council PTSA, and Seattle Public Schools District.” The tiny group of compensated activists could pack a meeting, allowing board members to say they were just being responsive to popular demand.
     

    Replies: @Rob, @kaganovitch, @James N. Kennett

    Surprisingly for such an anti-woke book, the publisher is an imprint of HarperCollins.

    This raises the question of whether canceled authors can once again have the financial benefits of a mainstream publisher.

    If HarperCollins is willing to publish their work, maybe the answer is yes. However, judging by the obscurity of most of the titles in the Broadside Books list, it is unlikely that HarperCollins is deploying its full PR capabilities to promote this imprint.

  117. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, NYC's formerly tony Soho district has descended into a literal
    Third World Hellhole.

    Residents are freaking out to no avail. It’s a shame what’s happened to that city.
    Needless to say, tourists should avoid the place. It’s that bad. Really…

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/27/chaos-rules-in-nycs-soho-where-residents-say-theyre-in-fear/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Technite78, @Pixo

    They found an attractive 52yo blond mother of 4 who lives and grew up in Chinatown to comment? Wow.

    Same thing happening to SF’s SoMa and Mission districts, which are now a boarded up war zone poopy slum camp, but was a fancy hipster and tech startup area in 2015-2019. I can’t believe how fast it changed.

  118. If Steve had a sex change would he beat himself at Jeopardy?

    This is the kind of paradox which could keep me awake at night, if I let it.

    • LOL: notsaying
  119. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara
    @notsaying


    But a lot of them never get bottom surgery. What are we supposed to make of that?
     
    That they are predators living in a fantasy, not actual people with gender dysphoria.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    That they are predators living in a fantasy, not actual people with gender dysphoria.

    Joseph Goebbels in his well-heated abode must be awestruck by this Deep State psy-op brainwashing Jane Shmoe to (claim to) accept that sex does not exist, and that “gender is just a social construct.”

    Meanwhile, by the merest coincidence, oligarch-driven plunder, dispossession of the middle class and world-wide war mongering proceed unimpeded.

  120. Anonymous[586] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Jeopardy applications aren't a meritocracy, it takes applicants who it thinks will be best for its ratings. When Jeopardy holds try-outs (in my day), it puts those who pass on a waiting list for the next 52 weeks and says don't call us, we'll you (and we're not promising we'll call you ever). I didn't get called for 11 months and only got called after the January 18, 1994 L.A. earthquake. I'm guessing some out-of-towners dropped out, or I would never have been called.

    Replies: @Alrenous, @BenjaminL, @Anonymous

    Ah ok, thanks Steve. So the ten years of trying out may not mean much (but still seems like a lot to me for someone with the ability to win 40 straight matches). How well does that Jeopardy tryout differentiate the good from the great? I’m wondering if a player has Jennings-like skills, could they even tell?

    Also, having put on this conspiratorial hat here (when on Unz do as the Unzians do), and since you suspect you may not have even made the show but as a kind of last minute replacement owing to the earthquake, did you ever wonder whether the slow buzzer issue during your appearance wasn’t an accident? You were writing for UPI and National Review back then, I believe. Had you started the HBD group yet?

  121. Anonymous[586] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve from Detroit
    @Anonymous

    Couldn't agree more. It also coincides with what I would describe as "Jeopardy-Mania" since Trebek died. Okay, everyone loved the guy, I get it. But, my goodness, you'd have thought he cured cancer. It was so over the top, and then the drawn out search for his replacement, and the kerfuffle over the producer who tried to force his way into the job. What needless drama.

    Also, your point about "trans folks are just like you and me" is spot on. Another glaring example of that is Modern Family, where of course a massive gay man from Missouri who loves football ends up marrying a neurotic attorney from California, half his size, and they become great parents to a little Asian girl. They're just like your next door neighbors. It's all conditioning.

    Drama and conditioning is what our society has become. For the record, I enjoy Jeopardy and Modern Family immensely.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Right, and there would be an intersection in interests between the media controllers’ sociopolitical motives and those of the executives concerned with generating buzz for the show (where, from the little I’ve read, the Amy Schneider PR coincided with their finally having settled on Jennings as a likely permanent host to the show, with Schneider’s blessing).

    [MORE]

    I remember enjoying a reality show in the 2000’s (the past is a different country I guess; I haven’t watched anything by choice in years), “Kept,”a funny spinoff on “the Bachelor,” where mick jagger’s ex, an aging Jerry Hall, had to choose amongst different “trophy” boyfriend aspirants. Years later, I ran across an interview by the winner, who mentioned how staged the whole thing was, eg how Hall hardly even spoke with any of the contestants and broke off all contact as soon as the show ended. Of course, a lot of such cases have been revealed, with game shows historically and reality shows of different kinds. Personally, I don’t take that kind of fraud lightly (eg, rationalize it by saying “at least in my ignorance, I enjoyed the show,” or “the producers have a right to prioritize ratings” etc). If we as individuals or as a society overlook or excuse lies and lack of transparency, we shouldn’t be surprised when we get more of it, given the incentives.

    Some other weird stuff I ran into trying to vet my suspicion that this was socially engineered: earlier this month, Schneider was supposedly robbed at gunpoint. No Oakland police report gave Schneider’s name as victim specifically, and earlier accounts pointed that out, but in later accounts that fairly important lack of specific confirmation was omitted. Were they trying to add weight to their narrative that transsexuals are at risk of violence? Also, the stories made sure to explicitly mention that Schneider’s ID was stolen (not just his wallet and watch). Fairly bizarre IMO.

    I was also surprised to learn that Schneider was “only” 43, and there’s no way to validate that info; earlier stories say he was 37, born in 1984, which is highly improbable to say the least. Not much by way of specific, confirmable info available about Schneider other than the vague words and anecdotes of a few Washington Post, USA Today, NYT article journalists. Schneider joined Twitter in October ‘21, a month before his appearance on the show. Scanning through it, I further get the impression of someone lacking anything to say but midwit liberal boilerplate (including repeated mentions of the importance of vaccination, stories of “her girlfriend’s” experience with Covid right as he approached the million dollar milestone etc.

    The Wash Post article also leads with another weird coincidence. On Schneider’s first appearance, a gentleman by the name of Arthur He (lol) had just qualified for the tournament of champions, and Jennings opened the show by congratulating him then saying “will Amy or [the other guy] add their names to the list?” The Post then writes something like “That mundane question became reality.”

  122. @Jack P
    @cthulhu

    "transgenders" are mentally ill and physically repulsive. I will always turn the channel if one appears.

    Replies: @Truth, @stillCARealist

    Thank you.

    I knew I wasn’t the only one who feels this way. It’s another reason for me to never watch TV.

    • Replies: @Jack P
    @stillCARealist

    I think the Republican party needs to make it clear that God makes us male and female, and biology is unchangeable, and policy will reflect that. And I believe that would get vast majority support.

  123. @Mike Tre
    https://www.topfriendsdare.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Amy-Schneider-can-finally-celebrate-her-Jeopardy-win-%E2%80%93-BoilingNews.jpg


    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131117173811/thenightmarebeforechristmas/images/thumb/b/b9/Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png/500px-Mayor_of_Halloween_Town.png

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @AceDeuce, @Mike Tre

    I didn’t realize before but old boy is a smoker, just like Jenner.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Mike Tre

    Yeah, I noticed the ashtray in the picture, too.

    "She" better be careful. Cigarettes after 40 can contribute to ED...

  124. @Anon
    @anonymous handle


    The most basic desire of most people is to succeed in ‘pair bonding’ – that is, to find someone who you love and who loves you.
     
    Is that a more basic desire than the desire to have children? Sincere question.

    I don’t mock people like the J-game trivia winner who spectacularly fail at pair bonding
     
    Why do you reckon they failed?

    Replies: @anonymoushandle

    The simple answer to your first question is the desire for pair bonding is what it is – there are people who, when young, breezily imagine it would be nice to go through life with no attachments to one person who they love, and who loves them — but experience tells us that most people in our world are not like that.

    There are more complicated issues that muddy the waters, often addressed by the so-called greats of the decadent age of modern culture – for example, neither Tolstoy nor Dickens, or, with a few exceptions, any other novelists at their level, were able to depict successful pair bonding without a little bit of resentment (Tolstoy was brutal to his wife and Dickens lost affection for his when she grew fat) – but the basic issue is, with the exception of people who were born in the heterosexual “lone warrior” or “cougar” type (a cougar does not mate more than once with a cougar of the opposite sex, and cannot feel desire after the first mating), and with the exception of people with unhealed emotional deficiencies or injuries of one sort of another, most people want to have someone to love above all others in this world, and to be loved by that person.

    The answer to the second question is this —- nobody who looks like that has ANY significant sexual marketplace value. They might find a roommate with benefits, or might stumble into some similar low wattage physical relationship. That is, by most people’s definition, almost never successful pair bonding.

  125. @Joe Stalin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9c_HhpvBpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Muggles

    Yes, off topic, but…

    I have yet to see/read/hear of any serious explanation of why Russia would want to invade Ukraine. Much less occupy it. Has anyone?

    Secondly, I have yet to hear any evidence of any such actual intention. Yes, we read of Russian troop maneuvers around Ukraine, but so what. It is probably warmer there (not much) than in the rest of Russia which is much further north. Also, the usual “intelligence sources believe” nonsense seems to be very muted, if at all mentioned.

    So is this another Biden-Harris distraction narrative Fear mongering, or what?

  126. @James N. Kennett
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

    When M2F transgender swimmer Lia Thomas uses the women's locker room ...

    'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' one swimmer on the team told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

    Lia has told her teammates that she dates women.

    While Lia covers herself with a towel sometimes, there’s a decent amount of nudity, the swimmer said. She and others have had a glimpse at her private parts.

    She stated that team members have raised their concern with the coach, trying to get Thomas ousted from the female locker room, but got nowhere.
     

    Replies: @Muggles

    re: “Lia Thomas”

    In prior times in places like Army barracks if someone was acting out or considered a threat or thief, after lights out there would be something called a “blanket party.”

    Whereupon the subject would be covered up with a blanket and soundly beaten by one and all.

    Mx. Thomas might be subject to a “towel party” in the locker room. Someone might even bring a straight razor to uh, complete the party.

    But that would be wrong!

    • LOL: James N. Kennett
  127. Aside from the transsexual aspect of Amy, what I noticed after the long string of wins is how Jeopardy! seems to be putting itself into jeopardy.

    Not by the weird contestant but because for some unstated reason there was little “in jeopardy” for at least 40 days.

    With supercharged contestants like Amy or recent contestant Matt Amodio there was seldom any actual “winner” in the final question segment who could lose. Hence, the eventual winner was never in jeopardy at the final end of the show.

    The leader was so far ahead of the other two that the leader couldn’t lose unless they made a suicidal possible bet. So the final question round was meaningless. Amy only lost because for the first time in many appearances she had to bet enough to risk losing to the second place contestant. (He was obviously gay and looked like a comic book “nerd” character; lost the next game too.)

    Long streak winners have tended to pile up such large leads that by the end of each game they can’t lose.

    I suspect they have rigged/changed the game or type of questions to encourage long winning streaks. But this negates any drama, if one contestant intellectually dominates the other two.

    I don’t think they would have rigged the game during Trebec’s time. But now…?

    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @Muggles


    Long streak winners have tended to pile up such large leads that by the end of each game they can’t lose. I suspect they have rigged/changed the game or type of questions to encourage long winning streaks.

     

    One should keep in mind that, for any given question in the first round of play, it’s 90% or more likelihood that all three players know the answer to a given clue. In the second round, the clues are harder, and probably at least two of the contestants know the answer to any given question about 75% of the time. So even in the tougher round of play, 3 out of every 4 questions are competitive from a contestant knowledge standpoint.

    Given that, why so many superchamps lately? (I’ll define a superchamp as one who wins at least five games, as that’s the cutoff for the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.) I don’t think there’s any “rigging” going on; as someone who has been watching Jeopardy for some decades, and who has scored in the high 40s on the online test more than once (35 is thought to be the “passing” score for the test) but has not made it to an audition yet, I think there are a few factors:

    1. There are more players systematically preparing themselves to be on the show, making use of many online resources for deep studying;
    2. The pandemic has reduced the contestant pool significantly, and contestant quality is more uneven than in the past;
    3. Some players are finding it easier to “lock onto” the buzzer timing and ring in first most of the time, which amplifies the first two factors - the more often the first-to-buzz-in player is right, the easier it is for that player to build up an insurmountable lead and control the Daily Doubles.

    Of these three factors, the last is just about the only one the show can fiddle with. I think it possible the buzzer timing has become more consistent; perhaps the electronics are more stable than decades past. (For those who aren’t familiar, buzzing in prior to the clue reading being finished causes your buzzer to be locked out for a quarter of a second or so; also, the interval from when the the clue read is complete to the buzzer being active is thought to not always be consistent.) My hypothesis is that the buzzer activation timing has become more consistent, and a careful and observant contestant can exploit this to dominate the boards. But I don’t think it’s deliberate.

    Some contestants fall a bit outside of these conjectures; in particular, I think that James Holzhauer was quick on the buzzer but dominated on depth of knowledge plus very aggressive DD hunting and DD wagering strategies. But so far, nobody else has had that combination of traits. It was also why his win streak was shorter than Amodio and Schneider - more inherently risky. But he piled up winnings more than twice as fast as any other superchamp.

    I’d like them to add some randomness to the buzzer timing to bring the triumvirate of buzzer skills, knowledge, and wagering strategy back in balance. But superchamps appear to be good for ratings so I’m not holding my breath :-(

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  128. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest "notable" winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor"
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    ..."as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely."

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a "closeted trans") when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,"

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    "Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game." Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve from Detroit, @AceDeuce, @James J O'Meara

    I’m not going to pretend I didn’t think I could do good [sic]

    Some other article references him saying “Me and my girlfriend.(sic)”

    Bad grammar notwithstanding, something smells hinky. I wouldn’t doubt that there were shenanigans involved with this guy’s run on the show. Sad..

  129. @Mike Tre
    @Mike Tre

    I didn't realize before but old boy is a smoker, just like Jenner.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Yeah, I noticed the ashtray in the picture, too.

    “She” better be careful. Cigarettes after 40 can contribute to ED…

  130. @megabar
    @vinteuil

    > we owe the music & lyrics [...] to a couple of Jews [...] who didn’t seem to think that it was part of their job to hate on gentiles.

    It's not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society. It is credible to wonder if average Jewish sensibilities are fully compatible with non-Jewish sensibilities, which raises the question of whether it's good for them to occupy huge swaths of influence in a non-Jewish society.

    Frankly, the same question can be raised for power-seeking elites, in general.

    My preferred solution would be to have an explicitly right-wing, traditional US and a liberal one. That way, people can choose which society they prefer without having to resort to averages, which are invariably unfair to outliers.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    It’s not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society.

    Debatable, but…

    As someone one said, Take all the jews and qweers out of art and entertainment, and you’re left with John Wayne, Shirley Temple, and Lassie.

    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore’s Navaho White.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @AceDeuce


    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore’s Navaho White.
     
    Was Leonardo da Vinci Jewish?

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  131. @Muggles
    Aside from the transsexual aspect of Amy, what I noticed after the long string of wins is how Jeopardy! seems to be putting itself into jeopardy.

    Not by the weird contestant but because for some unstated reason there was little "in jeopardy" for at least 40 days.

    With supercharged contestants like Amy or recent contestant Matt Amodio there was seldom any actual "winner" in the final question segment who could lose. Hence, the eventual winner was never in jeopardy at the final end of the show.

    The leader was so far ahead of the other two that the leader couldn't lose unless they made a suicidal possible bet. So the final question round was meaningless. Amy only lost because for the first time in many appearances she had to bet enough to risk losing to the second place contestant. (He was obviously gay and looked like a comic book "nerd" character; lost the next game too.)

    Long streak winners have tended to pile up such large leads that by the end of each game they can't lose.

    I suspect they have rigged/changed the game or type of questions to encourage long winning streaks. But this negates any drama, if one contestant intellectually dominates the other two.

    I don't think they would have rigged the game during Trebec's time. But now...?

    Replies: @cthulhu

    Long streak winners have tended to pile up such large leads that by the end of each game they can’t lose. I suspect they have rigged/changed the game or type of questions to encourage long winning streaks.

    One should keep in mind that, for any given question in the first round of play, it’s 90% or more likelihood that all three players know the answer to a given clue. In the second round, the clues are harder, and probably at least two of the contestants know the answer to any given question about 75% of the time. So even in the tougher round of play, 3 out of every 4 questions are competitive from a contestant knowledge standpoint.

    Given that, why so many superchamps lately? (I’ll define a superchamp as one who wins at least five games, as that’s the cutoff for the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.) I don’t think there’s any “rigging” going on; as someone who has been watching Jeopardy for some decades, and who has scored in the high 40s on the online test more than once (35 is thought to be the “passing” score for the test) but has not made it to an audition yet, I think there are a few factors:

    1. There are more players systematically preparing themselves to be on the show, making use of many online resources for deep studying;
    2. The pandemic has reduced the contestant pool significantly, and contestant quality is more uneven than in the past;
    3. Some players are finding it easier to “lock onto” the buzzer timing and ring in first most of the time, which amplifies the first two factors – the more often the first-to-buzz-in player is right, the easier it is for that player to build up an insurmountable lead and control the Daily Doubles.

    Of these three factors, the last is just about the only one the show can fiddle with. I think it possible the buzzer timing has become more consistent; perhaps the electronics are more stable than decades past. (For those who aren’t familiar, buzzing in prior to the clue reading being finished causes your buzzer to be locked out for a quarter of a second or so; also, the interval from when the the clue read is complete to the buzzer being active is thought to not always be consistent.) My hypothesis is that the buzzer activation timing has become more consistent, and a careful and observant contestant can exploit this to dominate the boards. But I don’t think it’s deliberate.

    Some contestants fall a bit outside of these conjectures; in particular, I think that James Holzhauer was quick on the buzzer but dominated on depth of knowledge plus very aggressive DD hunting and DD wagering strategies. But so far, nobody else has had that combination of traits. It was also why his win streak was shorter than Amodio and Schneider – more inherently risky. But he piled up winnings more than twice as fast as any other superchamp.

    I’d like them to add some randomness to the buzzer timing to bring the triumvirate of buzzer skills, knowledge, and wagering strategy back in balance. But superchamps appear to be good for ratings so I’m not holding my breath 🙁

    • Thanks: Muggles
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @cthulhu

    Maybe they've lowered the minimum score in order to get more interesting personalities. If it took, say, a 35 score to get considered in the past but they lowered the minimum to 30, then there'd be a wider distribution of talent in the average game, allowing a superstar to dominate.

    When was the last time they raised the prize money?

    Do they now let non-winners keep their money? I won about $11,000 but lost the game (my buzzer was faulty). I could have used that $11,000 but in 1994 at least, they didn't let you get any money if you didn't win the game.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Muggles

  132. @cthulhu
    @Muggles


    Long streak winners have tended to pile up such large leads that by the end of each game they can’t lose. I suspect they have rigged/changed the game or type of questions to encourage long winning streaks.

     

    One should keep in mind that, for any given question in the first round of play, it’s 90% or more likelihood that all three players know the answer to a given clue. In the second round, the clues are harder, and probably at least two of the contestants know the answer to any given question about 75% of the time. So even in the tougher round of play, 3 out of every 4 questions are competitive from a contestant knowledge standpoint.

    Given that, why so many superchamps lately? (I’ll define a superchamp as one who wins at least five games, as that’s the cutoff for the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.) I don’t think there’s any “rigging” going on; as someone who has been watching Jeopardy for some decades, and who has scored in the high 40s on the online test more than once (35 is thought to be the “passing” score for the test) but has not made it to an audition yet, I think there are a few factors:

    1. There are more players systematically preparing themselves to be on the show, making use of many online resources for deep studying;
    2. The pandemic has reduced the contestant pool significantly, and contestant quality is more uneven than in the past;
    3. Some players are finding it easier to “lock onto” the buzzer timing and ring in first most of the time, which amplifies the first two factors - the more often the first-to-buzz-in player is right, the easier it is for that player to build up an insurmountable lead and control the Daily Doubles.

    Of these three factors, the last is just about the only one the show can fiddle with. I think it possible the buzzer timing has become more consistent; perhaps the electronics are more stable than decades past. (For those who aren’t familiar, buzzing in prior to the clue reading being finished causes your buzzer to be locked out for a quarter of a second or so; also, the interval from when the the clue read is complete to the buzzer being active is thought to not always be consistent.) My hypothesis is that the buzzer activation timing has become more consistent, and a careful and observant contestant can exploit this to dominate the boards. But I don’t think it’s deliberate.

    Some contestants fall a bit outside of these conjectures; in particular, I think that James Holzhauer was quick on the buzzer but dominated on depth of knowledge plus very aggressive DD hunting and DD wagering strategies. But so far, nobody else has had that combination of traits. It was also why his win streak was shorter than Amodio and Schneider - more inherently risky. But he piled up winnings more than twice as fast as any other superchamp.

    I’d like them to add some randomness to the buzzer timing to bring the triumvirate of buzzer skills, knowledge, and wagering strategy back in balance. But superchamps appear to be good for ratings so I’m not holding my breath :-(

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Maybe they’ve lowered the minimum score in order to get more interesting personalities. If it took, say, a 35 score to get considered in the past but they lowered the minimum to 30, then there’d be a wider distribution of talent in the average game, allowing a superstar to dominate.

    When was the last time they raised the prize money?

    Do they now let non-winners keep their money? I won about \$11,000 but lost the game (my buzzer was faulty). I could have used that \$11,000 but in 1994 at least, they didn’t let you get any money if you didn’t win the game.

    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @Steve Sailer

    It’s been over 20 years (November 2001) since Jeopardy doubled the clue dollar amounts. A couple of years later, they dropped the 5-game win limit. The next year, Ken Jennings had his 74-game run, but a 5-game winner is still comparatively rare.

    I think it’s pretty obvious that the pandemic has resulted in more lower-skilled contestants; it’s only been in the last year or so they’ve allowed more non-California contestants. And yeah, “diversity” is clearly more in the mix the last 3-5 years; stale pale male engineers like me are about at the bottom of the show’s preferred contestant profile.

    And non-winners do NOT keep their winnings; the show doesn’t want to encourage playing for second. Which I agree with. Doubling the 2nd and 3rd place prize money - from $2000/$1000 to $4000/$2000 - would be appreciated, since contestants have to pay all their own expenses.

    , @Muggles
    @Steve Sailer


    Do they now let non-winners keep their money?
     
    Based on what the screens on their podiums show, the 3rd place contestant gets $1,000 and the 2nd place finisher gets $2,000.

    So they get to keep that much. Even if they zero out before the final question the screens will show for them the $1,000 as 3rd place finisher.

    While that's not much, it is more that you got.

    I would also think, but don't know, that due to union rules contestants would receive some minimum appearance fee. The amounts now awarded to non winners might satisfy that.
  133. @Steve Sailer
    @cthulhu

    Maybe they've lowered the minimum score in order to get more interesting personalities. If it took, say, a 35 score to get considered in the past but they lowered the minimum to 30, then there'd be a wider distribution of talent in the average game, allowing a superstar to dominate.

    When was the last time they raised the prize money?

    Do they now let non-winners keep their money? I won about $11,000 but lost the game (my buzzer was faulty). I could have used that $11,000 but in 1994 at least, they didn't let you get any money if you didn't win the game.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Muggles

    It’s been over 20 years (November 2001) since Jeopardy doubled the clue dollar amounts. A couple of years later, they dropped the 5-game win limit. The next year, Ken Jennings had his 74-game run, but a 5-game winner is still comparatively rare.

    I think it’s pretty obvious that the pandemic has resulted in more lower-skilled contestants; it’s only been in the last year or so they’ve allowed more non-California contestants. And yeah, “diversity” is clearly more in the mix the last 3-5 years; stale pale male engineers like me are about at the bottom of the show’s preferred contestant profile.

    And non-winners do NOT keep their winnings; the show doesn’t want to encourage playing for second. Which I agree with. Doubling the 2nd and 3rd place prize money – from \$2000/\$1000 to \$4000/\$2000 – would be appreciated, since contestants have to pay all their own expenses.

  134. @Steve Sailer
    @cthulhu

    Maybe they've lowered the minimum score in order to get more interesting personalities. If it took, say, a 35 score to get considered in the past but they lowered the minimum to 30, then there'd be a wider distribution of talent in the average game, allowing a superstar to dominate.

    When was the last time they raised the prize money?

    Do they now let non-winners keep their money? I won about $11,000 but lost the game (my buzzer was faulty). I could have used that $11,000 but in 1994 at least, they didn't let you get any money if you didn't win the game.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Muggles

    Do they now let non-winners keep their money?

    Based on what the screens on their podiums show, the 3rd place contestant gets \$1,000 and the 2nd place finisher gets \$2,000.

    So they get to keep that much. Even if they zero out before the final question the screens will show for them the \$1,000 as 3rd place finisher.

    While that’s not much, it is more that you got.

    I would also think, but don’t know, that due to union rules contestants would receive some minimum appearance fee. The amounts now awarded to non winners might satisfy that.

  135. @Rob
    @James N. Kennett

    If Republican politicians were not worthless, they would make hay of governmental non-governmental organizations. Progs and leftists in government give money to progs and leftists “outside” of government to lobby the government. A self-licking ice cream cone.

    At a minimum, NGOs that accept government grant money should be prohibited from doing all the things the government is not allowed to do. The government cannot keep enemies lists (can it?) so the SPLC should not be allowed to, either. I’m sure other people can think of ways NGOs do things that would be illegal for the government to do directly.

    Another minimum, no lobbying the government or supporting candidates in any way. I don’t mean no lobbying or support with government money. If the NAACP takes money from any level of government for anything at all, they cannot endorse a candidate for any position. Money is money, and it does not matter which pocket the NAACP puts the grant money in, because every dollar of grant frees up a dollar of donations to be used lobbying. The practice of leveraging grant money into more grant money has to stop.

    But Redumblicans won’t do any of that.

    Replies: @Jack P

    It continues to amaze me that Soros orgs continue to pour millions into pro-criminal, anti-police DA’s and have for years, and Republicans did absolutely nothing about it.

    Confiscate their money, lock up all the associates or remove them from our land altogether.

  136. @stillCARealist
    @Jack P

    Thank you.

    I knew I wasn't the only one who feels this way. It's another reason for me to never watch TV.

    Replies: @Jack P

    I think the Republican party needs to make it clear that God makes us male and female, and biology is unchangeable, and policy will reflect that. And I believe that would get vast majority support.

  137. @JR Ewing
    @Mike Tre

    Seeing that photo, I feel compelled to repeat myself for what feels like the millionth time:

    I don't care if he thinks he is a woman. I don't care if he tells other people he is a woman and uses a woman's name. It's obvious by looking at him that he's not actually a woman.

    What I do care about is being told an obviously falsehood by the dominant culture that pretends something is true that is not and revels in the use of willful dishonest information. They know we know they know they are lying.

    Who/Whom and all that, I know. The point is the humiliation. I get it. I get it.

    I guess I just needed to say it out loud for myself. Once again.

    Replies: @MB, @James J O'Meara

    “It’s obvious by looking at him that he’s not actually a woman.”

    I gotta challenge that. Unattractive, mannish, yes, but not “obviously… not actually a woman.”

    The rest of your comment is right on, and I wouldn’t bother to challenge this one claim, but as soon as I saw that photo I told myself that she looked almost exactly like a likable, talented, well-respected philosophy professor when I was in graduate school. I suppose she could have been secretly transsexual, but unlikely, over 40 years ago. She was indeed a lesbian, with a live-in partner. Her claim to fame was being the first woman to teach a philosophy class at Harvard University (as opposed to Radcliffe College),

    I note in support the commenter above who clocked her as an unattractive, middle-aged STEM professor. In fact, it’s a recognizable type, at least among British philosophers (G. Anscombe, noted for her leather pantsuits in the 1950s, or Iris Murdoch, who preached free love).

  138. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    More coincidences, I suppose:

    Schneider won his first game during transgender awareness week.

    While I couldn’t find the age distribution of winners, at 43, he’s by far the oldest "notable" winner in the shows history. The other big money players were in their twenties or early thirties during their big streaks. One exception, a guy named Austin Rogers won 12 games in 2017, at 38 or 39. Ken Jennings has spoken about how younger players have a big advantage (not only things like reaction time and recall, but just keeping trivia you learn when young accessible in your head).

    From Wash Post article:
    “The fact is, I don’t actually think about being trans all that often, and so when appearing on national television, I wanted to represent that part of my identity accurately: as important, but also relatively minor"
    I bet you can’t name one other M-F transsexual who isn’t closer to the opposite of that. But, that’s just the kind of social engineering image (‘trans folk are just like you and me’) the media controllers would want to convey to the conservative boomer audience, whose (e.g.) outrage at an anti-Trump quote from Katie Couric got her shitcanned from the host job.

    ..."as she realized she was going to be on national television for a decent stretch of time [how did she know that?], she started thinking about how she wanted to talk about that part of her identity. As a once-closeted trans person [what?], she knew others in similar situations would be watching her closely."

    Schneider had been trying to get on the show for at least 10 yrs (I guess as a "closeted trans") when he was much closer to the statistical peak age of Jeopardy skills, but failed. A fact which, incidentally, contradicts his recent statement that he was inspired to go on the show after seeing the first transsexual contestant win a game last year (a young man who looked weird and acted just as unprepossessing as you’d expect a M-F transsexual to act). Could anyone imagine Jennings or Arthur Chu or James Holzenhauer having such difficulty?

    Which dovetails with my observation (albeit from watching a single game) that he didn’t strike me as that sharp (and I should add that my hypothesis that this was engineered arose after my observation; there’s no reason per se a transsexual can’t be great at trivia). "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good [sic], but this is just so much better than I thought I would do,"

    His ex-wife’s brother won 4 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some show business connection there, but the name of the winner is not divulged.

    "Schneider performed in plays for years and is very comfortable on-screen, and her strategy is essentially to not have a strategy so she can stay 100 percent focused on the game." Does that sound plausible?

    Idk, highly speculative of course, but personally I’m suspicious. My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve from Detroit, @AceDeuce, @James J O'Meara

    “My default position regarding any spectacle managed by the usual suspects is skepticism, and when an improbable spectacle works so perfectly in their interests and in the favor of their narrative du jour (which seems to happen a lot), my skepticism shifts to incredulity.”

    Words to live by.

  139. @Alrenous
    I really bust a gut when Time declared a eunuch woman of the year.

    Not supposed to straight up admit it like that, guys. I suppose it worked out for them though - can't wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep. Nobody genuinely thought feminists weren't talking out their ass, as women so often do, so nobody batted an eye at Time implicitly slagging the entire movement.
    Indeed they doubled down. As always, the left throws its "allies" under the bus the instant it becomes convenient. More on this at the bottom.

    I can tell you two major keys to predicting the next major insanity, if you're into that sort of thing.
    1) Greater and greater violence against the majority on behalf of smaller and smaller minorities.
    2) Asserting ever more fanatically that every person is exactly identical, as per egalitarianism. In this case, we assert that the man is equal to the woman to the extent that women are literally men if they want to be.

    1) is basically inverse Nazism. Presumably had the Nazis finished with the Jews, they would have found a smaller minority to pick on until they ran out of them too or until their unworkable socialist economy collapsed like Stalin's.

    Come to think I know a 3.
    3) Primacy of social rules over physical rules (narcissism).
    The pronouns thing is violating the first ordinance of Cnut and trying to legislate back the tides. This problem will worsen. The more physics pushes back, the more stridently they'll demand you say that it doesn't, in an attempt to make social "reality" dominate actually real reality.

    1)* Every political formula but one is perverse. If you say legitimate governance is X, then you can always prove you're the chaddest of chads by doing not-X and getting away with it.

    If you say kings have divine right, your king can show he's the real deal by being as profane as possible. If you can stop him, he's not the king, see? We find out who the king is by seeing who can be the worst degenerate.
    If you say the government works through the consent of the government, it becomes a championship to horrify and repulse the governed as much as possible. You don't actually believe men = women = men or anything, but you can force them to say and act like they believe it. The more offensive the party line, the more of a chad you are.

    Moldbug's Impact: influence is measured by change * resistance. The more The People resist, the more of a chad you are, as long as your change in fact goes through.

    --

    Having thrown women under the bus, are gays next? Who can proggies lionize to really screw them over? Like men and are originally a man? Get jacked, f*****. Why don't you get the frankenstein surgery? You're just transphobic.

    Notably, even among gender dysphorics, most stop at merely dressing wrong. A few get hormones. Only the tiniest, craziest fraction actually goes for the surgery...you would have to be insane to try it, after all.

    It will be something like that. As I said before, I don't have a dog in this fight and don't much care. Just a toy theoretical domain for me.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    ” Presumably had the Nazis finished with the Jews, they would have found a smaller minority to pick on until they ran out of them too or until their unworkable socialist economy collapsed like Stalin’s.”

    The old “Fascism works by finding an innocent minority on which to focus the public’s hate” canard. Pure Yiddish gibberish, right out of the Frankfurter playbook. Peddled by midwit favorites like E. Fromm, V. Frankl, E. Berne and many high school teachers. A bit more sophisticated than the “Hitler was a black magician who hypnotized the Germans in order to find the Ark of the Covenant” but still not able to survive a few minutes thought. “Unworkable socialist economy” describes New Deal America, not the resurgent, dynamic Germans.

    Also note the typical element of projection; it’s actually the Left’s Alinsky technique of “personalize, freeze, attack.”

    Extra points for throwing in the “Stalin’s just as bad” canard.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
    @Peter D. Bredon

    Nerve status: hit.

    Thanks for letting me know I'm over the target.

  140. @AceDeuce
    @megabar


    It’s not credible to claim that all Jewish people are bad for society.
     
    Debatable, but...

    As someone one said, Take all the jews and qweers out of art and entertainment, and you're left with John Wayne, Shirley Temple, and Lassie.

    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore's Navaho White.

    Replies: @Anon

    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore’s Navaho White.

    Was Leonardo da Vinci Jewish?

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Anon

    You're yanking my chain, right? If so, ha ha. That is kind of clever.

    If not, and you're a genuine nitwit, I'll answer seriously: Michelangelo was supposed to be a cannoli gobbler.

  141. @Achmed E. Newman
    Holy crap, Steve. I wasn't sure completely what you were getting at with the Jeopardy contestant, as I don't keep up with any of that. I went to the Wiki page which starts "Early and personal life" with:

    Schneider grew up in Dayton, Ohio[9] and attended Chaminade-Julienne High School.[10] In eighth grade, she was voted "Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!" by her classmates.[5] She has a cat named Meep
     
    I thought I was on the wrong track until the 2nd paragraph of this section:

    Schneider is a trans woman;
     
    Man! or Woman! Peak Stupidity for $800, Alexis.

    Replies: @Roger, @Joe S.Walker, @duncsbaby

    Achmed, I’m a fan, but next time look at it’s pic before you wiki. Who are you going to believe, the media or your lying eyes?

  142. @anonymous handle
    I am not a supremely gifted psychologist, but I would bet that the winner would give a million dollars to be HSTS instead of AGP.

    Replies: @anonymous handle, @duncsbaby

    HSTS instead of AGP? On second thought it’s probably better to remain blissfully ignorant.

  143. @Anonymous
    Personally, I can’t rule out that this Amy Schneider story wasn’t managed by the same media controllers who historically have used television for social engineering (eg to create false or heavily sugar-coated perceptions of blacks, single mothers, homosexuals towards anti-Christian, anti-White ends). If you consider the older, white, conservative-leaning/independent demographic who watch Jeopardy regularly, how many transsexuals have they actually interacted with? Anybody who has interacted with M-F transsexuals notices their strong tendency to seem “off” in a mentally ill way, overtly sexually deviant, repugnantly narcissistic and histrionic, and high on the disagreeableness spectrum in general. Schneider, on the other hand, came across as someone whom you could almost trust with your kids. He looked like a post-menopausal and frumpy but not unattractive female college professor in a STEM department, with none of the off-putting grotesqueness you see in most transsexuals, particularly those who don’t have handlers or celebrity or make-up artists and stylists on hire.

    So we have precedent for this kind of engineering; we have clear motive to shape perceptions on the part of the media controllers, a motive which only fools who (have been programmed to) think 10000 unarmed blacks are killed by police each year could possibly deny. We have the statistical unlikelihood of a transsexual not only looking and deporting himself like Schneider, but becoming the show’s second longest champion at the very height of World War T, just as the far-reaching consequences of that War are becoming harder to ignore and pushback is becoming less taboo and more unconstrained (particularly among the boomer Jeopardy-watching demographic).

    What about the means to commit this fraud? That’s easy; she could’ve been shown the questions in advance, had a split second edge on her buzzer, etc. Also (minor point but a personal observation), I watched an episode when visiting my mother (whom I had to inform Schneider was a man), and Schneider buzzed right away for an easy question (“what was the Reichstag fire,”) but struggled with the pronunciation in a way that sounded like someone trying to recall something quickly memorized.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @duncsbaby

    I stopped reading at not-unattractive. As far as boomers not having met any trannies in their lives – I remember an oh-so-obvious M to F trannie working at a truck-stop in the middle-of-nowhere Rugby ND (possibly middle-of-the-continent, it’s up for debate) back in the late 90’s. The dude’s hands were HUGE.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @duncsbaby


    I stopped reading at not-unattractive
     
    Ok, I concede the point. Perhaps “not overtly, viscerally repellent” was what I was aiming at. But (and this was my point) that standard in itself is a very high bar for a >40 yr old transsexual to achieve, from what I’ve seen. And Schneider’s outlier status in that regard made articles like this one possible:

    https://www.glamour.com/story/amy-schneider-on-jeopardy

    “90-Year-olds Rooting for Amy Schneider on 'Jeopardy!' Are My One Source of Joy”

    Which, if my hypothesis is correct, presented strong impetus for the social engineering operation.

  144. Anonymous[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @duncsbaby
    @Anonymous

    I stopped reading at not-unattractive. As far as boomers not having met any trannies in their lives - I remember an oh-so-obvious M to F trannie working at a truck-stop in the middle-of-nowhere Rugby ND (possibly middle-of-the-continent, it's up for debate) back in the late 90's. The dude's hands were HUGE.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I stopped reading at not-unattractive

    Ok, I concede the point. Perhaps “not overtly, viscerally repellent” was what I was aiming at. But (and this was my point) that standard in itself is a very high bar for a >40 yr old transsexual to achieve, from what I’ve seen. And Schneider’s outlier status in that regard made articles like this one possible:

    https://www.glamour.com/story/amy-schneider-on-jeopardy

    “90-Year-olds Rooting for Amy Schneider on ‘Jeopardy!’ Are My One Source of Joy”

    Which, if my hypothesis is correct, presented strong impetus for the social engineering operation.

  145. @Anon
    @AceDeuce


    And the Sistine Chapel ceiling would be painted Benjamin Moore’s Navaho White.
     
    Was Leonardo da Vinci Jewish?

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    You’re yanking my chain, right? If so, ha ha. That is kind of clever.

    If not, and you’re a genuine nitwit, I’ll answer seriously: Michelangelo was supposed to be a cannoli gobbler.

  146. @Peter D. Bredon
    @Alrenous

    " Presumably had the Nazis finished with the Jews, they would have found a smaller minority to pick on until they ran out of them too or until their unworkable socialist economy collapsed like Stalin’s."

    The old "Fascism works by finding an innocent minority on which to focus the public's hate" canard. Pure Yiddish gibberish, right out of the Frankfurter playbook. Peddled by midwit favorites like E. Fromm, V. Frankl, E. Berne and many high school teachers. A bit more sophisticated than the "Hitler was a black magician who hypnotized the Germans in order to find the Ark of the Covenant" but still not able to survive a few minutes thought. "Unworkable socialist economy" describes New Deal America, not the resurgent, dynamic Germans.

    Also note the typical element of projection; it's actually the Left's Alinsky technique of "personalize, freeze, attack."

    Extra points for throwing in the "Stalin's just as bad" canard.

    Replies: @Alrenous

    Nerve status: hit.

    Thanks for letting me know I’m over the target.

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