Breitbart Writer: Men Who Support Feminism Are “Sexually Frustrated Dickless Wonders”

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I don’t know where anyone gets the idea that misogyny and sexism are core values of today’s conservative movement — except maybe from Breitbart “News,” where Milo Yiannopoulos levels a blast of pure crass hatred at the #HeForShe campaign that has to be seen to be believed: THE UN’S RISIBLE #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN: POINTLESS SELF-FLAGELLATION FOR SEX-STARVED BETA MALES.

Some men will do literally anything to get laid. Witness the outpouring of support among sexually-frustrated dickless wonders for #HeForShe, an attempt by the United Nations to get men on board with feminism. This mission is necessary, in case you were wondering, because the shrieking harpies of the third-wave feminist movement have alienated most of their own sex with their bullying, lies and harassment.

So the boys have been called up in service of the man-haters, and, such is the diseased world in which we live, they have come charging down the corridor with their tails wagging, regurgitating platitudes about the “urgent need” to “address sexism and gender bias” in the hope of a smile or nod of appreciation from the sisterhood. Can anyone else spot what’s wrong with this picture?

That’s right. It’s a patronising, gendered, borderline sexist campaign that reduces men to cheerleaders for the fairer sex. What ever happened to equality? Reading the #HeForShe website, it’s clear: equity and fairness is no longer the mission. Bullying and bias are issues strictly and exclusively affecting “women and girls,” while the responsibility for policing society is of course up to all of us.

Go ahead and have a look at the HeForShe website, and see if Yiannopoulos’ description of it is even close to being fair. In fact, this whole piece is one of the most grotesque and disgusting articles I’ve seen yet at the hate site that Andrew built.

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189 comments

1 b.d.  Sep 27, 2014 5:17:33pm

This is the same “news” organization that Chuck Todd gave an exclusive sit down interview with

2 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 5:18:25pm
3 Lidane  Sep 27, 2014 5:18:36pm

But remember, kids — Republicans drive hybrid cars! They read the NYT! They eat gourmet foods, drink lattes, and get tattoos! They’re just like you!

And conservatives wonder why they have an image problem. Here’s Exhibit A.

4 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 5:18:51pm

The use of a photo of Emma Watson is especially revealing. This Milo Yiannopoulos turkey probably wishes that nude photos of her had actually been hacked, so that he could jack off to them and then call her a slut.

Even if you don’t agree with what Watson said in all areas she touched on, she said nothing than could be possibly characterized as “man-hating”. But that fact slides right past this Breitbart troll, who instead chooses to bath in the raw sewage of misogyny.

5 jaunte  Sep 27, 2014 5:21:15pm
campaign that reduces men to cheerleaders for the fairer sex

Obviously a fate worse than death for men who need to think of themselves as “alpha.”

6 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 27, 2014 5:21:45pm

This guy writes like a typical MRA douchebag. “Beta”, “dickless”, assuming that supporting feminism is a strategy for getting laid, the markers are there. These are the kinds of people that need to be put out the collective cultural airlock.

7 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 27, 2014 5:21:53pm

“The projection is strong in this one.”

8 jaunte  Sep 27, 2014 5:22:06pm
the shrieking harpies of the third-wave feminist movement have alienated most of their own sex with their bullying, lies and harassment

“needs citation”

9 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 5:26:28pm

re: #6 Pawn of the Oppressor

This guy writes like a typical MRA douchebag. “Beta”, “dickless”, assuming that supporting feminism is a strategy for getting laid, the markers are there. These are the kinds of people that need to be put out the collective cultural airlock.

Yeah, this has all the hallmarks of a misogynist dipshit who can’t understand why women are turned off by his insults and demands. After all, a “real man” doesn’t need to show a woman that he cares for her as a human being, he just needs to assert his “masculinity” and she’ll be all over him.

10 jaunte  Sep 27, 2014 5:26:56pm
The centerpiece of the campaign is a website, heforshe.org, where visitors can watch a video clip meant to serve as a teaser that introduces the initiative. The clip features several famous men urging support for gender equality, including the actors Antonio Banderas and Patrick Stewart, Desmond Tutu and the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon.
nytimes.com

I’m sure Antonio Banderas and Patrick Stewart secretly wish they could be as badass as Milo Yanniwhatsis.

11 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 5:29:56pm

This nasty piece of work has a Twitter account: @Nero.

12 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 27, 2014 5:31:40pm

re: #10 jaunte

I’m sure Antonio Banderas and Patrick Stewart secretly wish they could be as badass as Milo Yanniwhatsis.

Ha! Indeed. Even the Daily Fail has documented what a dickless beta Mr. Stewart is:

Clearly he needs all the help he can get.

13 calochortus  Sep 27, 2014 5:33:06pm

Bwaahahahahah! Our feminist plans for world male domination are working

14 calochortus  Sep 27, 2014 5:34:22pm

re: #3 Lidane

But remember, kids — Republicans drive hybrid cars! They read the NYT! They eat gourmet foods, drink lattes, and get tattoos! They’re just like you!

And conservatives wonder why they have an image problem. Here’s Exhibit A.

They also evidently use a lot of stock photos for their ads.

15 oceanclub  Sep 27, 2014 5:35:08pm

The same journo is one of the “celebrities” (OK, it’s him and that guy from Firefly) supporting #gamergate, a bizarre fake backlash against “corruption” in games journalism which has nothing to do with money and everything to do with right-wingers hating even the discussion of progressive issues in association with videogaming. The best bit is he had never even played a video game til 2 weeks ago.

For an overview, see:

npr.org

P.

16 A Mom Anon  Sep 27, 2014 5:36:33pm

re: #10 jaunte

Yes, because real men hate women, slap them around, rape them, call them awful names and treat them generally like shit. It sounds like someone is working awfully hard to impress other men like himself and no one else. What that says about him and his assorted closets, well, it might take a team of professionals to unpack that.

Honest to god, how hard is it to understand that if you’re an asshole people tend to not really like you very much? Healthy, normal and well adjusted people don’t do this.

17 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 5:38:04pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

This nasty piece of work has a Twitter account: @Nero.

Maybe that’s a signal of some type that Yiannopoulos is in the closet in some way. The real historical Nero was bisexual, after all.

18 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 27, 2014 5:38:26pm

re: #15 oceanclub

Oh Geez. So, this guy is proudly siding with the assholes in an official capacity… Yup, that’s all I needed to know. “Gamergate” is one of those no-middle-ground issues. Any rational, decent person who examines that issue can only come to one conclusion. It’s a litmus test for dickery.

I can guess who “that guy from Firefly” is… And I bet it’s not Nathan Fillion.

19 wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2014 5:39:28pm

re: #15 oceanclub

Welcome, hatchling. I missed your first comment, whenever it was.

20 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 5:44:42pm

re: #15 oceanclub

The same journo is one of the “celebrities” (OK, it’s him and that guy from Firefly) supporting #gamergate, a bizarre fake backlash against “corruption” in games journalism which has nothing to do with money and everything to do with right-wingers hating even the discussion of progressive issues in association with videogaming. The best bit is he had never even played a video game til 2 weeks ago.

For an overview, see:

npr.org

P.

The article also reveals that Zoe Quinn, a woman involved with the original “sex for positive reviews” accusation at the heart of ‘Gamergate’ was inundated with anti-woman hate:

For a while Quinn dated a programmer named Eron Gjoni. Gjoni sparked the #Gamergate debate when he wrote online that Quinn had cheated on him, one time with a journalist for the games website Kotaku. The implication was that she had done so to get better reviews for Depression Quest. Quinn and Kotaku have denied those claims, but what followed was #Gamergate.

The claims instigated a huge backlash on Twitter and online forums like Reddit and 4chan. Some people used the allegations against Quinn as proof that there’s corruption in video game journalism — that game developers and game journalists have grown too cozy. Others attacked Quinn based on her gender, calling her a “social justice warrior” — an insulting term for people who are deemed to be uninterested in games themselves, just in using those games as a platform to promote themselves or their ideals.

That’s where things got ugly — horribly ugly.

Quinn was soon flooded with death threats and rape threats. Her personal information, even photos, were hacked and posted online, forcing her to leave her home.

“It’s like the Internet is eager and waiting for a reason to be a total scumbag to you — at least if you’re a woman and you’re a loud, outspoken woman,” she says.

21 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 5:46:17pm

This must be part of that ‘rebranding’ we heard so much about, the outreach to women and minorities.
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22 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 5:47:58pm

re: #20 Dark_Falcon

The article also reveals that Zoe Quinn, a woman involved with the original “sex for positive reviews” accusation at the heart of ‘Gamergate’ was inundated with anti-woman hate:

Come now, gamers know that you don’t trade sex for positive reviews. You just shovel a shitload of money into the pockets of game reviewers. EA & Activision practically have it down to a science now, which is why they can keep pumping out last year’s “Game of the Year” with a few new skins and maps and be guaranteed top marks.

23 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 5:48:38pm

re: #20 Dark_Falcon

To recap: Zoe Quinn was accused of sleeping with a man other than the one she was dating at the time in order to get positive reviews for a game she designed. When she tried to defend herself against the resulting slut-shaming, her refusal to accept her “shame” caused those who were attacking her to up the ante all the way to threat to kill or rape her.

My question: How are those attacking Zoe Quinn in such a vile manner different in their view of women than ISIS or the Taliban?

24 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 5:49:48pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Come now, gamers know that you don’t trade sex for positive reviews. You just shovel a shitload of money into the pockets of game reviewers. EA & Activision practically have it down to a science now, which is why they can keep pumping out last year’s “Game of the Year” with a few new skins and maps and be guaranteed top marks.

It was less about the actual charge and more about misogyny in her case.

25 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 5:52:15pm

The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his long, semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger.
A bullet smashed a window on the second floor, just steps from the first family’s formal living room. Another lodged in a window frame, and more pinged off the roof, sending bits of wood and concrete to the ground. At least seven bullets struck the upstairs residence of the White House, flying some 700 yards across the South Lawn.

President Obama and his wife were out of town on that evening of Nov. 11, 2011, but their younger daughter, Sasha, and Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, were inside, while older daughter Malia was expected back any moment from an outing with friends..

…Secret Service officers initially rushed to respond….Then came an order that surprised some of the officers. “No shots have been fired. . . . Stand down,” a supervisor called over his radio. He said the noise was the backfire from a nearby construction vehicle…That command was the first of a string of security lapses, never previously reported, as the Secret Service failed to identify and properly investigate a serious attack on the White House. While the shooting and eventual arrest of the gunman, Oscar R. Ortega-Hernandez, received attention at the time, neither the bungled internal response nor the potential danger to the Obama daughters has been publicly known. This is the first full account of the Secret Service’s confusion and the missed clues in the incident — and the anger the president and first lady expressed as a result…

More at link..

26 BeachDem  Sep 27, 2014 5:54:31pm

re: #3 Lidane

But remember, kids — Republicans drive hybrid cars! They read the NYT! They eat gourmet foods, drink lattes, and get tattoos! They’re just like you!

And conservatives wonder why they have an image problem. Here’s Exhibit A.

And they shop at Trader Joe’s! (I was in Trader Joe’s earlier today and didn’t see a single one)/

27 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 5:56:47pm

re: #24 Dark_Falcon

It was less about the actual charge and more about misogyny in her case.

Yes, in her case, but I’ve seen a lot of indie game designers getting shit at the same time. Too many of the “hard core gamer” assholes don’t like the way the game press are starting to pay more attention to the indy games instead of this year’s C&P of Call of Duty.

28 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:01:39pm
29 Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2014 6:03:29pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

Out of curiosity, is there a reason you’re not mentioning chuck todd by his twitter handle in these posts? I kind of like the idea of them turning up on his mentions (or will it just make him hissy-fit block you?)

30 lawhawk  Sep 27, 2014 6:05:36pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

Yup. That’s a real classy journalistic outfit they’ve been running over there. Lots of professionals. Truly exceptional work ethic and attention to detail. Fact oriented. Dedicated to truth, justice, and universal truths.

//////ty

Oh, and by the way, that could apply to both Breitbart and Chuck Todd at MTP.

31 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:05:46pm

re: #29 Interesting Times

Out of curiosity, is there a reason you’re not mentioning chuck todd by his twitter handle in these posts? I kind of like the idea of them turning up on his mentions (or will it just make him hissy-fit block you?)

Actually no - I just didn’t think of it. But believe me, he knows.

32 Stanley Sea  Sep 27, 2014 6:06:10pm

re: #25 psddluva4evah

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More at link..

Holy shit.

33 oceanclub  Sep 27, 2014 6:08:42pm

re: #23 Dark_Falcon

Just to add that (a) there was no review of the game as alleged by Gamergaters and (b) she wasnt even selling her game but giving it away for free.

I’ve talked to religious fundamentalists more in touch with reality than GGers.

34 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:08:48pm

President Obama is now speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner:

Youtube Video

35 lawhawk  Sep 27, 2014 6:09:19pm

And for the love of all that is good and holy, what the heck do these nitwits have with Emma Watson? Seriously. What’s the deal?

36 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:09:35pm

re: #27 Targetpractice

Yes, in her case, but I’ve seen a lot of indie game designers getting shit at the same time. Too many of the “hard core gamer” assholes don’t like the way the game press are starting to pay more attention to the indy games instead of this year’s C&P of Call of Duty.

Understood. Though ‘Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ does feature Kevin Spacey:

Youtube Video

BTW, could I get an upding?

37 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:09:56pm

The Doctor’s idea of deep cover is hilarious.

Something should happen to Danny in this episode, or in the next few.

38 ausador  Sep 27, 2014 6:10:37pm

Oh look, the #VVS14 folks are playing one of the favorite Republican party games “lets unskew the poll” it’s fun for all ages…

39 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:11:17pm

re: #35 lawhawk

And for the love of all that is good and holy, what the heck do these nitwits have with Emma Watson? Seriously. What’s the deal?

The same problem they have with all women who speak up. These “alpha males” feel threatened by women who don’t accept their authoritah. It was ever thus.

40 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:12:19pm

Just wait until we have our first female president. The eruption of ugly misogyny from the right wing will be unbelievably massive.

41 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 6:12:43pm

re: #37 The War TARDIS

The Doctor’s idea of deep cover is hilarious.

Something should happen to Danny in this episode, or in the next few.

The Doctor never has done the whole “deep cover” bit very well. ‘bout drove him mad during the Slow Invasion, which is saying a lot.

42 Stanley Sea  Sep 27, 2014 6:13:48pm
43 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:14:32pm

Doctor is frazzling.

44 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:14:49pm

re: #35 lawhawk

And for the love of all that is good and holy, what the heck do these nitwits have with Emma Watson? Seriously. What’s the deal?

She was in your neck of the woods recently and spoke in favor of the UN’s “He or She” campaign. Those attacking her represent a Moronic Convergance of women haters and anti-UN conspiracists.

45 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:15:52pm

re: #41 Targetpractice

Doctor is a bit of a dick.

46 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 6:16:47pm

re: #45 The War TARDIS

Doctor is a bit of a dick.

“A bit”?

47 Lumberhead  Sep 27, 2014 6:17:36pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

President Obama is now speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner:

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It’s almost hard for me to imagine but there are people out there that look at this gathering the same way I look at the Values Voter Summit.

48 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:18:08pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

Yes, a bit.

And I think I see jealousy too.

49 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 6:19:37pm

re: #48 The War TARDIS

Yes, a bit.

And I think I see jealousy too.

I’m reminded of Ten’s rather poor attempt at passing himself off as a teacher. The first time, not the second time when he was a bit more successful, on account of having blanked his memory.

50 Kragar  Sep 27, 2014 6:20:00pm
51 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 6:21:50pm

re: #50 Kragar

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“Fights against the status quo”? The woman IS the status quo: Dumb as a post and with all the appeal of a Barbie doll.

52 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 6:23:09pm
53 wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2014 6:25:43pm

These critters are cute.

From a distance.

When they are babies.

With their mouths closed.

Later, lizards.

54 lawhawk  Sep 27, 2014 6:27:20pm

re: #37 The War TARDIS

The Doctor’s idea of deep cover is hilarious.

Something should happen to Danny in this episode, or in the next few.

He’s wearing a field generator, and in reality it’s Steve Buscemi. Because there can be only one Mr. Pink.

55 Kragar  Sep 27, 2014 6:27:23pm

So do conservative men become douchebags or do douchebag guys become conservatives?

56 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:27:40pm

re: #52 Jenner7

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It’s Saturday, that guy out protesting was likely out today because he works during the week.

57 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 27, 2014 6:27:43pm

Charles Johnson

This reminds me of those digusting and misnamed “Men’s Rights Activists” David Futrell constently exposes on his blog.

wehuntedthemammoth.com

I wouldn’t be surprised if Milo Yiannopoulos turned out to be an MRA.

58 prairiefire  Sep 27, 2014 6:27:46pm

re: #53 wrenchwench

How is your pops?

59 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:30:34pm
60 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:30:46pm

re: #55 Kragar

So do conservative men become douchebags or do douchebag guys become conservatives?

I think its more the latter. Before most politcally-minded douchebags are political, they are douchebags. I offer as anecdotal evidence the fact that several men in my extended family, including me, are conservative, but none of us are douchebags.

61 Higgs Boson's Mate  Sep 27, 2014 6:31:01pm

Is there, at long last, anything that conservatives are not afraid of?

62 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 6:32:08pm

OH HAI!!!

What did I miss while I was out celebrating the New Year, eating pie & brisket?

63 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:32:36pm

So, we have Clara being watched the Doctor, being watched.

64 Kragar  Sep 27, 2014 6:33:49pm
65 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 6:33:59pm

But wait, how’s this for irony, in reference to the article I posted above.

66 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:34:54pm

Danny is a midge thick.

67 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:35:14pm

re: #57 CriticalDragon1177

Charles Johnson

This reminds me of those digusting and misnamed “Men’s Rights Activists” David Futrell constently exposes on his blog.

wehuntedthemammoth.com

I wouldn’t be surprised if Milo Yiannopoulos turned out to be an MRA.

The lead story there is about the vile attacks on Emma Watson. The depicted image is an attack on Watson using a still from her movie The Bling Ring. To use a conservative counter-example, this is like saying John Voight is a murderous thug because he plays one on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

68 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:35:40pm

And so is the Doctor.

69 lawhawk  Sep 27, 2014 6:35:53pm

re: #57 CriticalDragon1177

He’s a grade A prick, regardless of whether he’s a member of the MRA or not.

70 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 6:36:30pm

re: #62 Pie-onist Overlord

OH HAI!!!

What did I miss while I was out celebrating the New Year, eating pie & brisket?

Palins, Duggars, and Robertsons.

(Oh, my.)

71 jaunte  Sep 27, 2014 6:36:37pm
72 BlueSpotinAL  Sep 27, 2014 6:37:35pm

re: #47 Lumberhead

It’s almost hard for me to imagine but there are people out there that look at this gathering the same way I look at the Values Voter Summit.

The ni-CLANGS are the real racists! //

73 TedStriker  Sep 27, 2014 6:39:33pm

re: #6 Pawn of the Oppressor

This guy writes like a typical MRA douchebag. “Beta”, “dickless”, assuming that supporting feminism is a strategy for getting laid, the markers are there. These are the kinds of people that need to be put out the collective cultural airlock.

Hell, I’d want to to airlock these schmucks for real.

Fucking wastes of skin.

74 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 6:39:40pm

re: #68 The War TARDIS

And so is the Doctor.

I think we’ve established by this point that the Doctor only sees the things he likes to see. Whether that’s a part of his personality or a defense mechanism remains to be seen.

75 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:41:08pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

I admit to doing the same.

76 BlueSpotinAL  Sep 27, 2014 6:42:03pm

I love Obama’s joke about the tan suit. It shows that he is aware of a lot of the Deep out there. Surely he is wise enough to avoid direct exposure.

77 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 6:44:13pm

re: #69 lawhawk

He’s a grade A prick, regardless of whether he’s a member of the MRA or not.

This is a really horrible person. It speaks volumes about Breitbart “News” that they’ve made someone like this “an Associate Editor at Breitbart London.”

78 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 6:45:08pm

ProLifeLiberal, I do remember some people getting upset in main threads that you were “liveTweeting” Dr. Who with the occasional spoiler. I kindly suggest that you make a separate page for Dr. Who.

79 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 6:47:35pm

What we could do as a species if we didn’t have fundamentalist religion!

We’re studying a comet!

80 The War TARDIS  Sep 27, 2014 6:47:49pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

Oopsie. I am sorry.

81 TedStriker  Sep 27, 2014 6:47:50pm

re: #50 Kragar

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82 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 27, 2014 6:47:56pm

re: #77 Charles Johnson

This is a really horrible person. It speaks volumes about Breitbart “News” that they’ve made someone like this “an Associate Editor at Breitbart London.”

Couldn’t agree more.

83 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 6:49:06pm

re: #80 The War TARDIS

Oopsie. I am sorry.

No worries mate.

84 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 6:51:02pm

re: #50 Kragar

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It is one of the most depressing things about the success of the GOP that someone like Palin, who carries water for the wealthy and powerful, should be perceived by ANYONE as ‘fighting the status quo’, rather than as fighting to PRESERVE the status quo.

85 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 6:54:07pm

Feminism is not a state of mind or politics. It’s a process, much like the abolition of slavery was a process. It takes a long time for positive social change to occur, centuries. Usually we just have to wait for the ideologues to die.

I’m confident that when I’m a ripe old man the process of feminism is to the point where women get paid equally, etc. etc.

86 calochortus  Sep 27, 2014 6:55:36pm

re: #85 teleskiguy

Feminism is not a state of mind or politics. It’s a process, much like the abolition of slavery was a process. It takes a long time for positive social change to occur, centuries. Usually we just have to wait for the ideologues to die.

I’m confident that when I’m a ripe old man the process of feminism is to the point where women get paid equally, etc. etc.

The concept of anyone being a “ripe old man” is worrisome. Living to a ripe old age is a good thing, however. ;)

87 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:00:21pm

re: #69 lawhawk

He’s a grade A prick, regardless of whether he’s a member of the MRA or not.

I finally read the Tweets he’s sent regarding ‘Gamergate’, and they made me sick. Boy, what a creep! What a fake-macho, hateful, posing shit this man is!

88 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 7:01:28pm

re: #86 calochortus

The concept of anyone being a “ripe old man” is worrisome. Living to a ripe old age is a good thing, however. ;)

Indeed. When I’m a ripe old man, my wife generally suggests I shower.

89 socrets  Sep 27, 2014 7:06:45pm

Once again, conservatives project their own issues onto others.

90 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 7:09:24pm

re: #53 wrenchwench

These critters are cute.

From a distance.

When they are babies.

With their mouths closed.

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Later, lizards.

Javelinas are monsters.

91 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:11:08pm

I don’t know. Maybe one day this hashtag will take off.

92 calochortus  Sep 27, 2014 7:17:52pm

It’s been fun, but I think I’ll stretch my achy, somewhat feverish body out on the couch and fall asleep in front of the TV. I would like to think I’ll feel better tomorrow.

Hasta mañana, lizards.

93 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:18:35pm

This is so sweet. Congratulations to Marc & Chelsea.

94 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:21:26pm

re: #93 Pie-onist Overlord

This is so sweet. Congratulations to Marc & Chelsea.

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Did you see David Frum’s vile tweet about little Charlotte?

95 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:21:57pm

Now there are a few new gins to sample. Mmmm. Monkey 47 is very, very in your face and complex, but too overwhelming in some ways? I liked it but I don’t know if I’ll pay the somewhat outrageous price again.

Sipsmith smells so piney but oh man it’s going down so smooth. A really nice contrast to the Monkey 47.

96 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 7:22:49pm

re: #90 Charles Johnson

Javelinas are monsters.

We’re so used to the domesticated members of Suidae that we forget the wild versions are terrifying.

A remember as a kid reading a book set in South America, and not understanding why the expedition party was so afraid of being overrun by peccaries.

97 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:23:52pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Did you see David Frum’s vile tweet about little Charlotte?

No. Sum it up for me, please.

98 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:24:33pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Did you see David Frum’s vile tweet about little Charlotte?

No.

99 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:26:14pm

My son is friends with Marc & Chelsea. They were guests at his Passover seder last year. He told us that Chelsea was more interested in the seder than Marc, and also that Chelsea is a lovely, intelligent, sweet woman.

100 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:27:06pm

re: #97 Dark_Falcon

No. Sum it up for me, please.

Never mind, I found it:

101 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:27:22pm

re: #97 Dark_Falcon

re: #98 Pie-onist Overlord

It’s still up! Not deleted.

102 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:28:42pm

re: #99 Pie-onist Overlord

My son is friends with Marc & Chelsea. They were guests at his Passover seder last year. He told us that Chelsea was more interested in the seder than Marc, and also that Chelsea is a lovely, intelligent, sweet woman.

Clearly I have no personal knowledge, but if I had to choose between knowing her and knowing …say, Bristol Palin, that’s a really easy choice.

103 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:28:50pm

You should put that in spoiler tags. It’s just disgusting.

104 EmmaAnne  Sep 27, 2014 7:28:55pm

re: #101 teleskiguy

I don’t even get this. What is he trying to say?

105 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:29:37pm

re: #104 EmmaAnne

I don’t even get this. What is he trying to say?

That he’s a dick.

106 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:30:22pm

re: #102 klys

Clearly I have no personal knowledge, but if I had to choose between knowing her and knowing …say, Bristol Palin, that’s a really easy choice.

Chelsea has never promoted herself or tried to get into the limelight. She is a private citizen who just wants to live a normal life. People should just leave her the fuck alone.

107 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 7:30:31pm

re: #95 klys

Now there are a few new gins to sample. Mmmm. Monkey 47 is very, very in your face and complex, but too overwhelming in some ways? I liked it but I don’t know if I’ll pay the somewhat outrageous price again.

Sipsmith smells so piney but oh man it’s going down so smooth. A really nice contrast to the Monkey 47.


Saw this article about Australian distilling and botanicals, which inevitably includes discussion of gin making.

I’m kind of obsessive about herbs and spices in both cooking and liquor, so I find the whole thing very exciting.

108 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:31:19pm

re: #106 Pie-onist Overlord

Chelsea has never promoted herself or tried to get into the limelight. She is a private citizen who just wants to live a normal life. People should just leave her the fuck alone.

I agree completely.

109 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:31:25pm

Hillary hasn’t announced a candidacy, but we all assume it’s gonna happen. The misogyny from the right wing is going to be something else. Not looking forward to 2016 at all.

110 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 7:31:43pm

re: #96 The Ghost of a Flea

We’re so used to the domesticated members of Suidae that we forget the wild versions are terrifying.

A remember as a kid reading a book set in South America, and not understanding why the expedition party was so afraid of being overrun by peccaries.

It really takes only a couple generations for domestic pigs to revert to the much less cute, much more dangerous variety, complete with tusks. Pretty much all the wild pigs in America came from escaped domestic pigs, but if you encounter a big boar in the wrong place he will tear the hell out of you. I have a boar skull that a friend of mine gave me (he didn’t want it as a trophy because he’d only shot it because it was obviously sick). The exposed length of the tusks - 4 of them- is about 5” each.

111 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:32:39pm

re: #107 The Ghost of a Flea


Saw this article about Australian distilling and botanicals, which inevitably includes discussion of gin making.

I’m kind of obsessive about herbs and spices in both cooking and liquor, so I find the whole thing very exciting.

Gin is such a fascinating and complex liquor. I know some people hate it but I adore it. My favorites (there are two, one for complex notes and one that is pure juniper) come from Vancouver, BC, and Ridgeway, CO, respectively.

We may be planning a trip to Vancouver so I can stock up because that one is not sold stateside yet.

112 Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2014 7:32:57pm

re: #101 teleskiguy

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It’s still up! Not deleted.

GOP Latino outreach, yo.

113 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:36:38pm

Shit

114 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 7:36:49pm

re: #112 Interesting Times

GOP Latino outreach, yo.

“Why don’t Those People like us?”

115 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:39:32pm
116 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:40:06pm

re: #104 EmmaAnne

I don’t even get this. What is he trying to say?

It’s 90’s-retread Clinton-bashing. Basically, Frum is mocking the way her father sometimes seemed most concerned with how things would poll, instead of how they worked. Her does not make the point effectively, and by going after Chelsea Clinton he ends up being an asshole.

117 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 7:40:54pm

re: #111 klys

Gin is such a fascinating and complex liquor. I know some people hate it but I adore it. My favorites (there are two, one for complex notes and one that is pure juniper) come from Vancouver, BC, and Ridgeway, CO, respectively.

We may be planning a trip to Vancouver so I can stock up because that one is not sold stateside yet.

Gin is sort of “new” to me; it wasn’t part of the drinking culture I was around—rum in India, whiskey everywhere else—so I’m having a great time discovering it.

Complexity is exactly what I like about it—you can slowly sip and all the different flavors effervesce such that you’re still tasting things a several breaths later.

118 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:42:57pm

re: #113 Jenner7

re: #115 Jenner7

May the police officer survive his wound and make a full recovery. I too worry his fellow officers may act badly in the aftermath of one of their own being shot. This would be a good time for them to show they have learned a bit by staying calm and doing their jobs right.

119 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:43:12pm

re: #117 The Ghost of a Flea

Gin is sort of “new” to me; it wasn’t part of the drinking culture I was around—rum in India, whiskey everywhere else—so I’m having a great time discovering it.

Complexity is exactly what I like about it—you can slowly sip and all the different flavors effervesce such that you’re still tasting things a several breaths later.

I will be incredibly happy to provide recommendations/commentary/whatever, so let me know if you are interested. I am slowly working my way through the US based micro-distilleries.

120 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:43:41pm
121 Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2014 7:44:30pm

re: #96 The Ghost of a Flea

We’re so used to the domesticated members of Suidae that we forget the wild versions are terrifying.

A remember as a kid reading a book set in South America, and not understanding why the expedition party was so afraid of being overrun by peccaries.

And of course, there’s this:

Video

122 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 7:46:22pm
123 retired cynic  Sep 27, 2014 7:46:51pm

re: #120 Jenner7

Ah, no. Just what was not needed.

124 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:46:58pm

re: #113 Jenner7

re: #115 Jenner7

re: #120 Jenner7

Oh fuck.

125 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:47:17pm

This is bad. Please, think of Ferguson tonight. I’m not sure if this is related to the protests, so far it isn’t clear.

126 danarchy  Sep 27, 2014 7:47:33pm

re: #111 klys

Gin is such a fascinating and complex liquor. I know some people hate it but I adore it. My favorites (there are two, one for complex notes and one that is pure juniper) come from Vancouver, BC, and Ridgeway, CO, respectively.

We may be planning a trip to Vancouver so I can stock up because that one is not sold stateside yet.

I have never been big on Gin, give me a good sipping rum or tequila any day. My dad’s favorite drink has always been genever, which is sort of the precursor to gin. For a long time you couldn’t find it in the states so he always used to bring a couple bottles back when he visited family in Portugal. Lately it is becoming easier to find over here especially at some of the higher end liquor stores. Don’t know if you have ever tried it, but it is much like gin and he swears by it.

127 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 7:48:07pm
128 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:48:30pm

re: #122 psddluva4evah

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If the person who got killed is the one who shot the cop, then my response is “Asshole had it coming.” If it was someone else who got shot by police, my response is “Oh, Shit!”

129 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:48:32pm

re: #126 danarchy

I have never been big on Gin, give me a good sipping rum or tequila any day. My dad’s favorite drink has always been genever, which is sort of the precursor to gin. For a long time you couldn’t find it in the states so he always used to bring a couple bottles back when he visited family in Portugal. Lately it is becoming easier to find over here especially at some of the higher end liquor stores. Don’t know if you have ever tried it, but it is much like gin and he swears by it.

It is on the to do list! The store where we picked up stuff today had some but I didn’t have a good idea of what I was looking for in that so I passed for the time being.

The SF Bay Area has many advantages.

130 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 7:50:04pm
131 Dark_Falcon  Sep 27, 2014 7:50:39pm

re: #125 Jenner7

This is bad. Please, think of Ferguson tonight. I’m not sure if this is related to the protests, so far it isn’t clear.

The protesters need to clear out, and quick. It’s very unwise to be doing something that annoys police officers when a cop has been shot. Any cops will be angry in a situation like that and angry people sometimes lash out.

132 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 7:51:01pm
133 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:51:17pm

From the Twitter frenzy that’s going on, it looks like an officer was wounded and the shooter is dead.

Too early to tell right now.

134 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 7:51:19pm
135 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:52:13pm

re: #133 teleskiguy

If it was in Dellwood, it is a mile and a half away from Ferguson.

136 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 7:52:32pm

re: #131 Dark_Falcon

I don’t know but you don’t seem to have the same sentiment when the protestors have expressed anger. The police are supposed to be the one who have control, not fly off with anger.

137 klys  Sep 27, 2014 7:53:51pm

re: #131 Dark_Falcon

The protesters need to clear out, and quick. It’s very unwise to be doing something that annoys police officers when a cop has been shot. Any cops will be angry in a situation like that and angry people sometimes lash out.

I sure hope I never get pulled over right after there’s an officer-involved shooting then. Or anything like that.

Either we trust them to be capable of doing their jobs separate from emotion or we don’t. When they are responsible for public safety and administration of law, we should be able to hold them to a higher standard when on the job.

138 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 7:54:22pm
139 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 7:55:27pm

re: #135 Jenner7

If it was in Dellwood, it is a mile and a half away from Ferguson.

I’ve read up on how St. Louis County municipalities work. It’s pretty ridiculous, there’s almost a hundred municipalities! Some are so small as to take up just a few city blocks. Radley Balko took a video where he was standing next the the city hall of one town, and turned his camera to point at the city hall of the town next door, no more than two blocks away.

140 sagehen  Sep 27, 2014 7:57:30pm

re: #66 The War TARDIS

Danny is a midge thick.

Not a problem.

Youtube Video

141 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 7:58:11pm

bambuser.com

livestream…

142 danarchy  Sep 27, 2014 7:59:11pm

re: #129 klys

It is on the to do list! The store where we picked up stuff today had some but I didn’t have a good idea of what I was looking for in that so I passed for the time being.

The SF Bay Area has many advantages.

The brand he used to get in Portugal was Wenneker and it is still his favorite, but he says the Bols and Diep 9 are both acceptable alternatives. Not crazy about the Boomsma. For what it’s worth.

143 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 7:59:59pm

re: #139 teleskiguy

I’ve read up on how St. Louis County municipalities work. It’s pretty ridiculous, there’s almost a hundred municipalities! Some are so small as to take up just a few city blocks. Radley Balko took a video where he was standing next the the city hall of one town, and turned his camera to point at the city hall of the town next door, no more than two blocks away.

Sounds like the Metro Detroit area.

144 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 8:01:41pm

re: #119 klys

I will be incredibly happy to provide recommendations/commentary/whatever, so let me know if you are interested. I am slowly working my way through the US based micro-distilleries.

Thanks, and absolutely yes.

My local liquor stores generally aren’t very good about stocking in variety, and rarely get in micro stuff, but I maintain a wishlist for when I hit Chicago (and Binny’s).

What do you like and why?

My tastes haven’t developed in a singular direction w/r/t gin. There seems to be ones that lean heavily on the juniper/spruce, and those that have a more elaborate bouquet. The former I prefer with tonic, the latter for most other applications.

145 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:02:38pm
146 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 8:04:45pm

So the cop is injured and the shooter is dead. I don’t imagine the wingnuts will let it end there.

147 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 8:04:55pm

re: #143 Pie-onist Overlord

Sounds like the Metro Detroit area.

Eh, I don’t know. I count 40 municipalities in Wayne County, spread over 672 sq. miles. St. Louis County has 90 municipalities over 524 sq. miles.

148 Floral Giraffe  Sep 27, 2014 8:05:47pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

Just wait until we have our first female president. The eruption of ugly misogyny from the right wing will be unbelievably massive.

Yeah, kind of like the racism has come out with the first black President!

149 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 8:07:00pm

re: #129 klys

The one thing I know about genever is that there’s two jonge genever and oude genever. Both are malty compared to gin, but the latter is aged in wood barrels. It thus can be malty like scotch, but with juniper, etc.

I sampled both during a one night stop in Amsterdam years back. I don’t remember having a preference. I was jet-lagging like mad.

150 sagehen  Sep 27, 2014 8:07:27pm

re: #106 Pie-onist Overlord

Chelsea has never promoted herself or tried to get into the limelight. She is a private citizen who just wants to live a normal life. People should just leave her the fuck alone.

Um… except when one of the networks hired her and Jenna Bush Hager as “correspondents” for $600k/yr each. You know neither of them has any journalist chops, they were paid for who they have access to.

151 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 8:08:39pm

re: #147 teleskiguy

Eh, I don’t know. I count 40 municipalities in Wayne County, spread over 672 sq. miles. St. Louis County has 90 municipalities over 524 sq. miles.

OK you win.

152 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 8:08:43pm

Ferguson live stream…

Video

153 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:09:34pm

Ok, this shot Ferguson officer story is being updated as we speak.

There is definite reports on Officer being shot and NOT killed, but now some differing stories on whether or not suspect is dead or what the suspect status is

Multiple reports that cop was shot in arm, but no confirmation yet on shooter or if this had any relation to protest.

But I’l say it again, letting this grand jury go on until November or January was a very bad decision. It just let’s tempers and unease fester

154 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 27, 2014 8:09:52pm

Oh shit, and this happened yesterday morning on the freeway I drive to and from work every day.

Welp I guess that’s not going to be cleaned up before Monday morning commute.

155 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 8:12:56pm

re: #154 Pie-onist Overlord

Oh shit, and this happened yesterday morning on the freeway I drive to and from work every day.

Welp I guess that’s not going to be cleaned up before Monday morning commute.

CUT TAXES FOR THE UPPER BRACKETS, FUCK INFRASTRUCTURE! AND EVERYTHING ELSE THE GOVERNMENT DOES!

156 Varek Raith  Sep 27, 2014 8:13:51pm

Epic projection is epic.

157 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 8:14:06pm

re: #153 psddluva4evah

Ok, this shot Ferguson officer story is being updated as we speak.

There is definite reports on Officer being shot and NOT killed, but now some differing stories on whether or not suspect is dead or what the suspect status is

Multiple reports that cop was shot in arm, but no confirmation yet on shooter or if this had any relation to protest.

But I’l say it again, letting this grand jury go on until November or January was a very bad decision. It just let’s tempers and unease fester

I imagine we’ll be told the opposite, that it was in fact a good idea to drag out the grand jury, so as to let anger “settle” and avoid a “rush to judgment.”

158 klys  Sep 27, 2014 8:15:09pm

re: #144 The Ghost of a Flea

Thanks, and absolutely yes.

My local liquor stores generally aren’t very good about stocking in variety, and rarely get in micro stuff, but I maintain a wishlist for when I hit Chicago (and Binny’s).

What do you like and why?

My tastes haven’t developed in a singular direction w/r/t gin. There seems to be ones that lean heavily on the juniper/spruce, and those that have a more elaborate bouquet. The former I prefer with tonic, the latter for most other applications.

Hiding this behind a spoiler so the non-gin fans can skip it.

Your standards that you find everywhere are going to be Tanqueray/Bombay/Hendrick’s (top shelf). Out of those, I like Tanqueray in tonic (my standard) and Hendricks if I can get it with muddled cucumber (it’s growing on me). Both are more complex, Tanqueray tends a little more floral I think. If you can find the Tanqueray Rangpur that is a tasty sipping gin in a tonic (nice lime notes) and 10 takes it up to even more floral.

My favorite complex (and probably more floral) gin is Long Table from Vancouver but that is not sold state-side yet that I know of, so… Cape Rock from CO is also good, as is Leopold’s (also out of CO) and The Botanist (Scotland, surprisingly). At this point you are starting to pay more - most of these are around the $30 for 750mL mark (similar to Hendrick’s - all well worth it in my opinion). Most of what is on the market these days tends to be more complex and my tastes probably trend that direction. The Sipsmith I mentioned above (London) is nicely piney though.

The best single-note gin I have ever had comes from a tiny micro-distillery in CO, in Ridgeway - Trail Town Still. All he puts in is juniper. That’s it. No other botanicals, no other nothing. Just juniper. It is AMAZINGLY good. His balance is spot on.

If you drink G&Ts, play around with the tonic water! This is such a big factor. My personal favorite is the Whole Foods 365 brand, but other folks are fond of Q-Tonic or Fevertree. It’s a personal preference. I find the 365 to have a nice sweetness that pairs well with a HUGE variety of gins and it is also a hell of a lot cheaper than some of the bigger name ones. I am also playing some with tonic syrups at this point although I have been less impressed by those so far?

I have only rarely met a gin I didn’t like. There was one up in Canada that was made from potatoes; that tasted very green. I’m not a fan of more rye-forward gins although if you like whiskey you might not mind them so much. St. George out in Alameda here does some nice stuff but I can’t remember if I preferred the green bottle or the blue bottle, which means it’s probably time to buy one of each and remind myself. The red bottle is rye forward. (They have real names but I can’t remember them.) I haven’t been all that impressed by Junipero out of SF or Aviation - they’re fine, but nothing to scream “KEEP ME IN THE HOUSE AND HOARD THE LAST DRINK UNTIL YOU GET ANOTHER BOTTLE.” Death’s Door is the micro-distillery up in MI/WI but that is another rye-forward one so I tend to add elderflower liquer to that. It makes it more drinkable. There’s also …Bluecoat? out of Philly which is tasty enough (that bottle lives at my parents’ house) but still doesn’t break into the top 5.

Oh. The other recent good find was Barr Hill out of VT (I think) which is made using honey as an ingredient. You can definitely taste the honey. It is fantastic and I need to track down a bottle.

Thanks, grad school.

159 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 8:15:16pm

@GonzoVice just tweeted Hunter S. Thompson’s famous “high-water mark” missive in the middle of his Vegas book, if you’d like to read…

160 Kragar  Sep 27, 2014 8:15:59pm

So my daughter has a report due Tuesday.

I’ve been asking everyday and making sure everything is on track, seeing what she needs to do for research, materials for the display and my wife has said she’s got it covered.

I told them all week, lets have it done saturday evening so we can check it and fix anything that still needs to be done.

I went out with my youngest and my wife and oldest said they would work on it an show me after dinner.

So its after dinner and they didn’t do shit.

So they’re working on it now, with me providing technical support for typing stuff up and ideas for putting the display together.
I hate being an asshole, but FFS, I feel like I have to be sometime.

Just really really pissed right now

161 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:16:14pm

I hope the media has learned to check and recheck ANYTHING that comes from Ferguson PD.

RT @KellyJKSDK: #Ferguson police tell me officer was shot in the arm. Suspect has not been found.

162 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:16:46pm

re: #157 Targetpractice

Oh, no doubt, I’ve already been told that repeatedly already

163 GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 27, 2014 8:17:06pm

re: #144 The Ghost of a Flea

Thanks, and absolutely yes.

My local liquor stores generally aren’t very good about stocking in variety, and rarely get in micro stuff, but I maintain a wishlist for when I hit Chicago (and Binny’s).

What do you like and why?

My tastes haven’t developed in a singular direction w/r/t gin. There seems to be ones that lean heavily on the juniper/spruce, and those that have a more elaborate bouquet. The former I prefer with tonic, the latter for most other applications.

Pipeworks Brewing - Ninja vs. Unicorn. Trust me, as far as beer is concerned. :)

164 Mentis Fugit  Sep 27, 2014 8:17:07pm

re: #80 The War TARDIS

Oopsie. I am sorry.

Appreciated.

Also, nice to be able to come to a discussion thread after it has screened here, even though comments have closed by then.

165 Sionainn  Sep 27, 2014 8:18:07pm

re: #160 Kragar

So my daughter has a report due Tuesday.

I’ve been asking everyday and making sure everything is on track, seeing what she needs to do for research, materials for the display and my wife has said she’s got it covered.

I told them all week, lets have it done saturday evening so we can check it and fix anything that still needs to be done.

I went out with my youngest and my wife and oldest said they would work on it an show me after dinner.

So its after dinner and they didn’t do shit.

So now they’re working on it now, with me providing technical support for typing stuff up and ideas for putting the display together.
I hate being an asshole, but FFS, I feel like I have to be sometime.

Just really really pissed right now

I don’t blame you. I’d be pissed, too.

166 prairiefire  Sep 27, 2014 8:18:17pm

re: #160 Kragar

Still, there’s time tomorrow as well!

167 TedStriker  Sep 27, 2014 8:18:23pm

re: #147 teleskiguy

Eh, I don’t know. I count 40 municipalities in Wayne County, spread over 672 sq. miles. St. Louis County has 90 municipalities over 524 sq. miles.

Makes me glad that where I live, Nashville & Davidson County, went metropolitan in the early 60s. We still have a few small “satellite cities” within the city/county lines (Belle Meade, Oak Hill, Goodlettsville) with varying levels of cooperation and integration with Metro and one of them decided to unincorporate and come under Metro’s control a couple of years ago (Lakewood).

Still, I rather have this than what some friends of mine have to deal with living in the Birmingham area (and that I have to also deal with on the phone every day at work), where there’s ten zillion separate duchies within Jefferson County surrounding Birmingham proper.

168 teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2014 8:18:30pm

OK, I’m going on record to say that my #155 is a stupid comment. I apologize.

169 Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2014 8:19:02pm
170 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 8:19:47pm

I don’t know why I checked in on the Freepers to see their response. Think I’m gonna go take another shower with a Brillo pad.

171 Kragar  Sep 27, 2014 8:20:21pm

re: #166 prairiefire

Still, there’s time tomorrow as well!

That’s why I wanted it done today, so we’d have time, just in case.

Glad I did.

172 Amory Blaine  Sep 27, 2014 8:20:41pm

re: #159 teleskiguy

@GonzoVice just tweeted Hunter S. Thompson’s famous “high-water mark” missive in the middle of his Vegas book, if you’d like to read…

173 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:22:55pm
174 prairiefire  Sep 27, 2014 8:23:08pm

re: #171 Kragar

That’s why I wanted it done today, so we’d have time, just in case.

Glad I did.

As the mother of a daughter 16 and 1/2, embrace the easier problems for now!
: @ )

175 Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2014 8:23:21pm

re: #173 psddluva4evah

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Before what? Another round of arrests for “unlawful assembly”?

176 jonhendry  Sep 27, 2014 8:29:10pm

re: #4 Dark_Falcon

The use of a photo of Emma Watson is especially revealing. This Milo Yiannopoulos turkey probably wishes that nude photos of her had actually been hacked, so that he could jack off to them and then call her a slut.

Actually, he’s gay.

Dude has issues. From Wikipedia:

Yiannopoulos is a self-professed “proper nut-job groupie” fan of pop singer Mariah Carey. In 2014, he wrote a column[12] for Business Insider explaining why he had spent $1,200 on a plane ticket to Berlin to purchase Carey’s album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, because it was released in Germany five days before the UK and US.[13] “There’s a certain cachet to doing something so ridiculous. It puts you squarely in the premier league of fans,” he claimed.

177 Jenner7  Sep 27, 2014 8:29:42pm
178 psddluva4evah  Sep 27, 2014 8:30:21pm
179 The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2014 8:31:57pm

re: #158 klys

Thanks for the extended response. I’ll note down the smaller distilleries as things to search for.

Right now my cabinet contains two St. George’s: the blue label is Botanivore, the green is Terroir. I keep them next to one another in the hope they’ll reproduce. The first is more balanced, the second is intensely spruce-y (because it’s made with spruces), which was initially mouth-puckering but I’ve learned appreciate. Good tonic water (Fevertree) has gone a long way towards making me understand the appeal of a G&T.

I’ve also got a bottle of Old Tom done by Ransom Spirits; very different. Supposedly it’s a historical recipe, which hits both my food and history nerd-love. Lots of coriander and citrus—very different, quite nice.

180 jonhendry  Sep 27, 2014 8:33:09pm

re: #178 psddluva4evah

Maybe it was friendly fire.

181 klys  Sep 27, 2014 8:47:55pm

re: #179 The Ghost of a Flea

Thanks for the extended response. I’ll note down the smaller distilleries as things to search for.

Right now my cabinet contains two St. George’s: the blue label is Botanivore, the green is Terroir. I keep them next to one another in the hope they’ll reproduce. The first is more balanced, the second is intensely spruce-y (because it’s made with spruces), which was initially mouth-puckering but I’ve learned appreciate. Good tonic water (Fevertree) has gone a long way towards making me understand the appeal of a G&T.

I’ve also got a bottle of Old Tom done by Ransom Spirits; very different. Supposedly it’s a historical recipe, which hits both my food and history nerd-love. Lots of coriander and citrus—very different, quite nice.

They are good gins, just not capable of breaking my top 5 list.

182 klys  Sep 27, 2014 8:48:59pm

re: #179 The Ghost of a Flea

Thanks for the extended response. I’ll note down the smaller distilleries as things to search for.

Right now my cabinet contains two St. George’s: the blue label is Botanivore, the green is Terroir. I keep them next to one another in the hope they’ll reproduce. The first is more balanced, the second is intensely spruce-y (because it’s made with spruces), which was initially mouth-puckering but I’ve learned appreciate. Good tonic water (Fevertree) has gone a long way towards making me understand the appeal of a G&T.

I’ve also got a bottle of Old Tom done by Ransom Spirits; very different. Supposedly it’s a historical recipe, which hits both my food and history nerd-love. Lots of coriander and citrus—very different, quite nice.

I should add tonight’s gin with food is an Old Tom style Limited Edition Tanqueray. It’s definitely on the complex, not juniper-heavy side of the equation.

183 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 27, 2014 9:00:31pm

re: #119 klys

I will be incredibly happy to provide recommendations/commentary/whatever, so let me know if you are interested. I am slowly working my way through the US based micro-distilleries.

A foodie friend of mine, who also writes a column for the Louisville Courier-Journal, recently linked me to an article about how many micro-distillers buy a lot of their wares from larger, wholesale distillers and just relabel them.

I’ll need to track down the article, but this site cites a similar statistic.

It starts with us being a grain-to-glass micro-distillery. According to the American Distilling Institute, only about 30% of America’s micro-distilleries ferment their own mash. 70% of micro-distilleries simply buy grain neutral spirits and merely re-label them, throw in some fruit, sugar or artificial flavors, re-distill them, or blend them with some of their own.

184 klys  Sep 27, 2014 9:03:33pm

re: #183 wheat-dogghazi

A foodie friend of mine, who also writes a column for the Louisville Courier-Journal, recently linked me to an article about how many micro-distillers buy a lot of their wares from larger, wholesale distillers and just relabel them.

I’ll need to track down the article, but this site cites a similar statistic.

It is a fair point but with gin, a lot of the flavoring comes from those herbs/fruits/whatever. That being said, I do my best to support all varieties. :D

185 I Stand With Big Sodomy!  Sep 27, 2014 9:05:41pm

I don’t know if it has been mentioned, but this guy who wrote the article is openly gay.

186 Romantic Heretic  Sep 27, 2014 9:09:46pm

Mr. Yiannopolis? Come here and say that to my face!

187 Tigger2005  Sep 28, 2014 7:07:47am

Sounds like projection.

188 HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2014 8:16:15am

Funny I always have seen men who hate feminism as cowards too pussy shit to admit that women are their equal.

189 lostlakehiker  Sep 29, 2014 11:29:37am

re: #137 klys

I sure hope I never get pulled over right after there’s an officer-involved shooting then. Or anything like that.

Either we trust them to be capable of doing their jobs separate from emotion or we don’t. When they are responsible for public safety and administration of law, we should be able to hold them to a higher standard when on the job.

Stress can reach a point where rational thought just evaporates. American antiaircraft gunners shot up an American paratrooper drop in Sicily despite having been specifically warned and vehemently ordered to hold their fire.

They’d been under German air attack all day and they’d just got too twitchy to remember orders.

And these are people who WANTED the paratroopers to live and make a successful drop. But they killed them anyhow.


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